February 7th, 2013
Valley Cityâ€™s Looysen I Care is going state of the art with new equipment for helping diagnose eye problems, said Dr. Steve Looysen, owner of the business on West Main Street.
â€śI have new technology thatâ€™s pretty exciting,â€ť Looysen said Wednesday.
New technology that recently arrived at the operation include a tonometer, a digital camera for taking photographs of the rear of the eye, and a device called an OCT, or Optical Convergence Tomography.
JAMESTOWN â€” When the Valley City State University womens basketball team hosted Jamestown College last week, the 17-point loss wasnâ€™t what the Vikings had in mind.
Wednesday at the Jamestown Civic Center, the Vikings had a result more their style, getting strong post play offensively, while limiting the Jimmiesâ€™ inside scoring to upset the No. 13 Jimmies 54-48 on their home court.
â€śIt was a good game,â€ť Valley City coach Jill DeVries said. â€śNeither team played particularly well, I would say, but thatâ€™s okay. We got to come away with the win.â€ť
The Valley City State University football team announced its newest additions on national signing day Wednesday.
The team announced the addition of five transfers, who joined the team this semester and are currently enrolled at the school, along with three high school students, including Valley City High standout Tayler Lentz.
JAMESTOWN â€” The No. 19 Valley City State University mens basketball teams had plenty of ups and downs in a 66-65 overtime loss to Jamestown College Wednesday at the Jamestown Civic Center.
But in the end, the rubber match between the two teams was seemingly decided in each team's final possession.
Though the plays were similar, the team's ace guard driving for a layup, the difference lied in a foul call that sent Jamestown's Mark Hoge to the foul line, where it hit the two free throws that decided the game.
Valley Cityâ€™s Mercy Hospital is losing all its physicians assistants at the same time it has reached an arrangement so that a physician will be in the building at all times to ensure full care in the Emergency Room, said Keith Heuser, hospital administrator, Tuesday.
The Barnes County Commissioners discussed a complaint about a 9-1-1 call and its handling by some members of the commission during its regular meeting on Tuesday.
Commissioner Eldred Knutson received a copy of an e-mail complaint regarding a 9-1-1 dispatcherâ€™s professionalism. According to Knutson, he heard a tape of the call and an internal investigation had already been done by Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson, who supervises the 9-1-1 dispatch center. Thompson handled the issue in-house according to Knutson.
A 22-year-old mother and her two children received minor injuries during a mid-morning rollover Tuesday on Interstate 94, Wes Maley, trooper with the North Dakota Highway Patrol, said.
Chelsey Dehne, 22, of Tower City, and her 9-month-old and 2-year-old children were transported to Mercy Hospital in Valley City for minor injuries after Dehne lost control of her 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer near milemarker 285, by Hobart Lake, on I94.
The Valley City High School boys basketball team has had its ups and downs this season, with many of the peaks and valleys related to the team's shooting percentage.
It remained the case Tuesday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, where the Hi-Liners struggled to find much of an offensive rhythm in an 82-42 loss to No. 1-ranked Red River.
VCSU Basketball Travels to Jamestown
The Valley City State University basketball teams continue their rivalry with Jamestown today at the Jamestown Civic Center.
The No. 19 Vikings and Jimmies play starting at 5:30 p.m., when the women's game tips off. The mens game starts at 7:30 p.m.
The mens teams from the schools have split the season series at 1-1 this year, with Valley City winning at home last week. The Viking women lost 81-64 to the Jimmies last week in their only meeting of the season.
Rock-n-roll was the theme of the third-grade concert at Jefferson Elementary School on Monday. Students entertained a crowd with renditions of classic rock-n-roll music and even featured an appearance by â€śElvis.â€ť