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October 15th, 2013

I'm in North Dakota (And I Like it That Way)

October 16, 2013

Whitesnake sang, "I don't know where I'm going, but I sure know where I've been."

I've studied abroad in Italy, taught English in South Korea and visited Canada, Spain, France, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Morocco, Japan and changed planes in Amsterdam, but I really like my latest stop, North Dakota.

Yes, I'm serious.

Bryan Adams said, "Ain't no use in complainin' when you've got a job to do," and he was right. Living here is just like living anywhere else because work is work, but I'm finally back to doing what I'm good at.

VCHS Sweeps Devils Lake on Pink Night

October 16, 2013

Lady Hi-Liner volleyball looked to stay in the Eastern Dakota Conference playoff hunt as they hosted rival Devils Lake on Tuesday night, VCHS's Pink Night, dedicated to showing support for cancer awareness and helping to offset costs in Becky Maasjo's cancer treatment with a free will Pass the Hat donation.

Valley City celebrated Pink Night and stayed right in the thick of playoff contention by sweeping the Firebirds, 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-18).

Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.

City, County Cops Want CAD System for Dispatch

October 15, 2013

Top law enforcement officers from from Valley City and Barnes County have a common goal, they both want a Computer Aided Dispatch system, and they hope it happens sooner rather than later.

Gabel Ride Donates $10K to Hospice

October 15, 2013

The Thundering Saints have donated $10,000 to Hospice of the Red River Valley, generated from proceeds of the fifth annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Ride held in Valley City on July 27.
The donation will be used to provide compassionate end-of-life care to those in Valley City and surrounding communities.
Gabel said Friday the donation is up about $3,000 from 2012, and about the same amount as was contributed three years ago.
“Our goal is to increase the amount every year,” Gabel said.

First Lady Speaks to Community Leaders on Early Literacy Program

October 15, 2013

School leaders and representatives of local nonprofit groups heard a presentation about an early literacy program from North Dakota First Lady Betsy Dalrymple Monday morning.
Dalrymple told the audience that met in the Washington Elementary School library that morning about a program called Dolly Parton Imagination Library that gives free books to children from birth to age 5 in an effort to get them reading before they start school.

October 14th

VCSU Football Drops to No. 22

October 15, 2013

Valley City State football, the North Star Athletic Association with a 2-0 conference record, dropped six spots this week from No. 16 to No. 22 in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 national poll, announced by the national office Monday afternoon.

Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Barnes County North Volleyball Beats L-M/M, 3-1

October 15, 2013

Litchville-Marion/Montpelier volleyball traveled to Barnes County North on Monday night for a very competitive District 5 rivalry match.

LMM kept it close throughout the match as two sets were decided by only two points, but BCN held on for a 3-1 (25-23, 25-18, 22-25, 25-19) win.

Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.

NDHSAA State XC Meet Oct. 26

October 15, 2013

The 2013 NDHSAA State Cross Country Meet will take place on Oct. 26 at Valley City’s Bjornson’s Park Golf Course, located at 3473 Woodland Park Road.

Martin Bratrud, Activities Administrator for Valley City High School, will serve as tournament manager. 

The event starting times are as follows:
12 p.m.  A Boys                    
12:45 p.m. A Girls                    

Class A awards will be presented immediately following the completion of the girls’ event.
2:15 p.m.  B Boys
3 p.m.     B Girls  

Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.

VCHS Volleyball Pink Night Oct. 15, Football Parents Night Oct. 19

October 15, 2013

Valley City High School has announced that Tuesday, Oct. 15th will be Pink Night at the Lady Hi-Liners volleyball match against Eastern Dakota Conference rival Devils Lake, in which VCHS will wear special pink warm-ups to show their support for cancer awareness.

Tuesday's match starts at 7 p.m. There will be t-shirt sales and a free will Pass the Hat donation to help Becky Maasjo offset treatment costs in her current battle against cancer.

Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Sheyenne Shuffle Returning Oct. 26

October 15, 2013

United Way of Barnes County is "very excited" to host the Sheyenne Valley Shuffle, a 5K Fun Run/Walk this year. The Run was previously coordinated by the Byways Committee, chaired by Mary Lee Nielson and received several positive comments from participating runners and walkers. UWBC says they always seek new and fun ways to be involved in the community and raise funds to assist the agencies in the area and, after meeting with Nielson, decided to take on the event.

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