August 27th, 2013
HJ Norman, Valley City, recently opened a mud park southeast of town, and plans to host a bash this Labor Day weekend, complete with off-road mudding, live music and camping.
The event will be held at Winkler Offroad Park, owned by Bill Winkler and run by Triple Twisted Motorsports, of which Norman is president. The park, located two miles south and one mile east off Interstate 94 exit 298, has five sloughs available for off-road mudding with trucks and ATVs/UTVs.
The Valley City High School Booster Club burger and brat feed will be held Friday, Aug. 30 at Hanna Field during the football game. Serving begins at 6 p.m. Free-will offering.
The Dazey Sodbusters Club will celebrate its 68th anniversary this year with the 10th Sodbuster Stampede Bullorama in Sibley on Sunday. Along with a full day of bull riding, dancing and pedal tractor pulling, the Sodbuster club will honor Larry Martin as the 2013 Outstanding Sodbuster of the Year.
martin, an 18-year member of the Sodbusters, was voted outstanding Sodbuster by his peers. According to Sodbuster president, Tony Heinze, Martin does whatever is necessary for the club including participating in fundraising events mowing and cleaning with he does with help from his grandsons.
Valley City-based Dakota Plains Cooperative will ask its farmer stockholders to approved a full merger with CHS Inc., the nation's largest farmer cooperative later this month or in October, said general manager Ken Astrup.
Said Astrup Monday, â€śWe started the process early last spring, and in early August the board decided to propose to stockholders a full merger.â€ť
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
New freshmen at Valley City State University were introduced to college life and living on their own during orientation Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Students were very visible Monday morning, as they participated in a scavenger hunt, designed as a casual way to get to know Valley City, said Greg Vanney, director of marketing and communications.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
A weekend of tough matches started just that way Friday for Valley City State volleyball.
The Vikings dropped a pair of three-game matches at the Northwestern College Red Raider Classic, falling to both Morningside and Dordt College on Friday.
Morningside defeated the Vikings 25-21, 25-11 and 25-16. Dordt College, an NAIA Top 25 Poll team, knocked off the Vikings 25-10, 25-18 and 25-18.
Alley Theroux and Kelsey Labodi led the Viking attack with 11 kills each between the two matches.
High regional temperatures have forced Valley City High School athletics to adjust its fall sports schedule for the safety of its student athletes, but no activities have been cancelled.
Precautions include moving practices to mornings or late evenings to avoid the observed high heat indexes of the day, changing the start time of competitions to avoid daytime highs, modifying the length of outside practices, moving junior high volleyball practices from the north and south gyms to the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
Due to the heat and humidity in buildings, Valley City Public Schools is making some changes to the school times this week.
There will be no school on Wednesday, Aug. 28, Bryan Kriewald, technology coordinator, said in an email Monday afternoon.
School will start at regular time on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 29 and 30 but will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. those days.
The Jefferson School picnic tonight and the Back to School Night at Washington Elementary on Thursday are still on as scheduled.
Valley City resident Mabel Miller celebrated her 90th birthday Aug. 3 at the Legacy Place.
The Valley City Barnes County Public Library is going modern, starting a new catalog interface readers will be able to reach from the library homepage.
Library Director Steve Hammel said Friday, â€śPatrons will be able to log on and look at their account. They will be able to renew online, look at their account, see what's out and when it's due.â€ť
More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.