January 6th, 2013
The Valley City State University mens basketball team has spent the entire season adapting to the injuries sustained by various team members.
Friday, in the team's 78-67 win over NCAA Division III's University of Minnesota â Morris, the Vikings were short their tall post player Gus Kuebler, who isn't injured, but had the night off as the team readies for a key stretch of the season.
With Kuebler out of the lineup, VCSU coach Jeff Kaminsky encouraged his guards to help grab rebounds, and more than anyone, senior John Raquel responded.
Wednesday, January 9
Story hour will be held at the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Sam Stover will be the guest speaker.
Friday, January 11
Full Nelson Karaoke will be held from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the Valley City American Legion Club rooms. Must be 21 or older to attend. The event supports Legion Baseball.
Wednesday, January 16
Story hour will be held at the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Avis Ritcher will be the guest speaker.
Friday, January 18
This prairie branded me. I used to be just a girl trying to find myself. This prairie gave me a purpose. It wasnât a planned purpose. I never aspired to be âThe Blonde on the Prairie.â In fact âif you would have told me Iâd be called that I may have just walked away talking under my breath. Some guy named âBruceâ gave me the name after he printed the first or second column I ever wrote. I only met him once yet the impact he has had on my life is epic. Something like nine years have passed since he first printed that name.
The City of Valley City has closed the shooting range that was located in the basement of the Law Enforcement Center building, City Administrator David Schelkoph said Thursday.
âWe closed it (in December) because we had the Department of Health come in and they did a test; they told us they believe thereâs too much lead inside the shooting area,â Schelkoph said. âTo be safe rather than sorry we closed it down.â
Henrietta Dotting sat in a recliner in her room at the Sheyenne Care Center as she contemplated the significance of turning 107 on Jan. 4. âItâs not a big deal!â she said to her nephew Duane Farnquist.
âIt is a big deal!â he replied.
Indeed, Dotting doesnât attribute her longevity to anything she did or didnât do. Her mother lived to 94, so it could be biological.
At 106, Dotting is still sharp-minded. Even though her eyesight is nearly gone, she still spends many hours listening to books on tapes through a pair of headphones that Farnquist had to remove.
Editor's note: 2012 was my first full calendar year as a staff member of the Times-Record, and what a year it was. Barnes County saw championships on both the state and national levels, and even the teams that fell just short gave fans a heck of a ride. Although there were too many sports stories to choose from, I worked with other members of the editorial staff to choose this list of 10 biggest happenings in local sports from the last year. With any abbreiviated list, there is sure to be a bit of disagreement.
Preschool children today are surrounded by violence. Much of the violence that children are exposed to is through television and other screen time. According to data from the Nielson Company, pre-schoolers ages two to five spend 32.5 hours a week in front of the television, watching TV, watching shows recorded by DVR, watching DVDs or playing video games.
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Special to the Times-Record
Third-graders from Jefferson School teamed up to collect supplies for the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals. Here representative students from each of the four sections present their donations to SVFA members Kay Kringlie and Michele Grebel. The third-grade teachers who coordinated the effort are: Â Mrs. Potratz, Mrs. Goven, Mrs. Breckheimer and Mrs. McDaniel. Â The donations will be used for needy animals in the Valley City area.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has lifted the Travel Alert for the Dickinson, Williston and Minot areas. However a Travel Alert remains in effect for the Bismarck area and is extended to the Jamestown, Valley City and surrounding areas due to blowing snow causing areas of scattered ice. The Travel Alert means motorists can still travel, but may encounter areas of challenging winter weather driving conditions and should use caution.