October 29th, 2012
Area children got to wear their costumes early this year during the eighth annual Ruckus at the Rec that was held Friday evening at the Recreation Center gym in Valley City.
The event featured an evening of carnival games for all children ages pre-school through sixth grade. Parents and grandparents also joined their parents dressed in costume. Community and surrounding area businesses and organizations as well as interested individuals also assisted with the activities.
Members of the Valley City High School football team danced to the hit song â€śGangnam Styleâ€ť at a pep rally Friday. The pep rally was held for the football team, which beat Bishop Ryan 24-14 in Minot Saturday in the state tournament. The rally also celebrated the cross country team, which competed in the state meet Saturday.
Sheyenne River water flows are expected to increase early this week as water pumped from the east end of Devils Lake begins arriving, said Schueneman manager of the Baldhill Dam for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Friday Schueneman said North Dakota once again Monday began pumping water out of the east end of the lake into the Sheyenne River after repairing a pump that was out of action.
MINOT â€” All year long, the Valley City High School football team proved it could play with the best teams in the AA East, losing by only six points to Shanley High School eight points to Grafton, the top two playoff seeds from the East.
For that reason, the team felt pretty confident entering Saturday's quarterfinal playoff game with Bishop Ryan, the top seed in the AA West region.
The Valley City State University recovered from last weekend's loss to Jamestown with a 27-0 win over at Lindenwood University â€” Belleville Saturday in Belleville, Ill.
It was the second shutout of the year for the Vikings, who beat Gustavus Adolphus 16-0 earlier this month.
The Vikings got on the board early following a pass interception at their own 49-yard line. On the ensuing drive, VCSU took the ball 51 yards, losing a few yards early, but making up for it with a 54-yard pass from Tommy Zinke to Colby Lum.
VCSU Volleyball Loses Home Finale
The Valley City State University volleyball team split weekend matches, beating Dakota State 3-0 Friday in Jamestown, but losing 3-0 to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Saturday in the team's home finale.
Friday, VCSU beat the Trojans 25-17, 28-26, 27-25 at Jamestown College. The teams played relatively evenly, but VCSU found plenty of points from the serve, finishing with 13 aces, including four from Stephanie Miller.
Friday, October 26 through Monday, October 29
Members of the local Boy Scout Troop 560 are selling Christmas wreaths, crosses and garlands as a fundraiser for scouting activities. To place prepaid orders, please contact Jon Jury, 2012 parent chairman at 845-1558 or 490-0148, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Scouts will be delivering all purchases beginning Saturday, November 17.
Friday, October 26
A bride should always keep her groom guessing. Donâ€™t you think? Shoot! You donâ€™t even need to be a bride to a groom. Iâ€™ll expand that sentence to declare, â€śA person should always keep the world guessing!â€ť And so I do.
The season of the flu is already upon us, and health officials in Valley City urge anybody age 6 months and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Local pharmacies and City-County Health District offer flu shots with no appointment necessary.
Sarah Hansen, Registered Nurse at the City-County Health District, said the CCHD is open to give flu shots from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The cost of shots at the CCHD for private pay is $32. They can also be covered by private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare.
State Senator Ryan Taylor (DNPL), candidate for governor, visited Valley City Thursday. More than a dozen people had the opportunity to meet the candidate and hear his plans for the future when he visited the AmericInn for a lunchtime town hall meeting.