February 27th, 2014
Two new dentists have joined Dr. Ted Hagen at Concept Dentistry in Valley City. Dr. Brian Bulik and Dr. Ann Slama each have skills that allow the practice to offer a variety of modern services.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.
The Barnes County Senior Center will be home to an American Association of Retired Persons Smart Driver Course 1 p.m. May 8, said Peter Farrelly, an AARP-certified instructor who lives in Valley City. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City State softball opened the 2014 season at the St. Paul Dome on Tuesday and finished the day 0-3, but had a 2-1 Wednesday to bring their season record up to 2-4 through the two-day stretch.
Sioux Falls (S.D.) 2, VCSU 1
Viking senior Samantha Nalley pitched six strong innings, but Viking bats could only muster three hits in a 2-1 loss to open the season. Nalley scattered eight hits, allowed two earned runs and struck out five in six innings of work.
Valley City State University women's basketball head coach Cathy Hanek announced Wednesday that Buffalo High School (Minn.) senior Nicole Duske has signed a letter of intent to attend VCSU and play basketball for the Vikings this fall.
Duske, a 5-foot-10-inch native of Montrose, Minn., plans to major in Health Science with a focus in Physical Therapy at VCSU.
Hi-Liner senior forward Dierra Diegel and senior guard Jessica Denholm had the hot hands Tuesday night as Valley City took down Wahpeton, 61-46, on the road to complement Jan. 28's 54-38 National Guard Night triumph over the Huskies at Valley City State's W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.
Diegel rounded up 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the floor, 2-of-3 from three-point range, 6-of-9 from the free throw line, six rebounds and five steals. Denholm drew up 14 points on 5-of-10 inside the arc.
A conviction in Barnes County District Court last week marked the end of a case that began with a string of farmstead burglaries in 2012. Broc Allen Buytaert was sentenced in Barnes County District Court last week for his role in the robberies; previously Steven Lee Hovland and April Robyn Kapaun were sentenced for the same crimes. Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Rural water customers should protect against frozen water pipes, but with caution.
According to Perry Kapaun, manager of Barnes Rural water, with cold temps this winter and little insulation from snow, ground frost is deeper than usual meaning water pipes could freeze causing a litany of problems for homeowners.
Jefferson Elementary School's guidance counselor Judi Hillier was recently recognized as a semi-finalist at the American School Counselor Association school counselor of the year program at a black tie gala in Washington, D.C.
Hillier, who's been a counselor at the Valley City Public School district for 33 years, received a certificate at Union Station in D.C. Friday, Jan. 31 among five finalists and 31 semi-finalists from across the country.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
The U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide close to $3 million in technical and financial assistance for interested farmers and ranchers to help improve the health of bees, which play an important role in crop production. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City Stateâ€™s Booster Club will host the first Viking Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Valley City VFW Club.
Tickets are $15 and include a meal of fish and fixinâ€™s along with entry for numerous door prizes. All proceeds go to VCSU athletic scholarships.
Contact a VCSU Booster Club member or call (701) 845-7161 to purchase your tickets. The Fish Fry replaces the annual Wild Game Feed hosted in previous years.
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.