September 25th, 2012
The National Fire Protection Association issued a nation-wide warning late last week about an amplified risk of wildfires. The NFPA said after some of the hottest and driest weather on record, this yearâs wildfires are larger than in past years, and homeowners in communities throughout the nation are urged to take action to reduce the risk of home and property loss.
Bill Cruff of Rogers grew a 31 pound head of cabbage over the growing season. He planted the cabbage he got from Bettinâs in March, and in September, he found the biggest head of cabbage heâs ever grownâwhat he calls a âmammoth cabbageâin his garden.
Cruff said he plans to give the cabbage to the food pantry, but not before bringing it to the Sheyenne Care Center to show the residents. He plans to wheel it around in a wheelchair.
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Clay Elliot of Sanborn shot this 6-1/2 foot arctic grizzly on the first day of a 10-day hunt Aug. 31 on the south slope of the Brooks Range in Alaska, about 260 miles northeast of Fairbanks.
The Hi-Liner Hall of Fame committee is pleased to announce the induction class for 2012. This group of seven individuals and one team will be recognized during the VCHS homecoming parade and the homecoming football game on Friday, September 28.
Below are the 2012 Hi-Liner Hall of Fame biographies:
1971 Girls Golf Team
Before the Valley City High School tennis team took the court in Monday's Eastern Dakota Conference tournament play-in match with Wahpeton Monday, the players on the team had a meeting by themselves.
It was a meeting that senior Ricky Paulson admitted got him a little emotional, as he thought about what could be the seniors' last match. But by the end, the Hi-Liners were all business.
"We knew what we had to get done," Paulson said.
Get it done, they did, as the Hi-Liners swept Wahpeton 5-0 to advance to the EDC regional team tournament Thursday in Grand Forks.
LINTON, N.D. â The Maple Valley/Enderlin football team lost twice last year to Linton HMB. The first time was the Falcons' homecoming game, the second, a regional semifinal.
So Friday night, when the Falcons tore open the fourth quarter with two unanswered touchdowns and three big defensive stops to win 24-12, it was what several spectators called "priceless."
"It is priceless, it is," coach Brett Kapaun said after receiving hugs from parents who traveled hours to the game. "What does 'beyond feel pretty good' sound like?"
JAMESTOWN â In the big picture, the Valley City State University football team wants every win it can get.
But a win over Jamestown College? That's even sweeter.
"It's always a big game for us," Valley City coach Dennis McCulloch said. "It's a high expectation game. I get a lot of people saying 'Coach Mac, good luck this week,' a lot of interest from our alumni. It's a huge game for us."
The Vikings won Saturday's rivalry game with the Jimmies 13-10 in front of a loud crowd at Jamestown's Taylor Stadium.
Time is ticking for the demolition of the three remaining Barnes County properties bought out by FEMA following the 2009 flood.
The county commission met Friday morning to approve an agreement giving the contractor hired for the demolition an extra two weeks to tear down three houses. Plecityâs Excavating, LLC, of Valley City, has until Oct. 15 to demolish the properties. The countyâs deadline with FEMA to have the work completed is Nov. 1.
âWe just donât have any wiggle room,â said Commissioner Rodger Berntson.
If you like parades and football games, then youâre in luckâthis weekâs full of them.
Valley City High School and Valley City State University both celebrate homecoming this week. Both schools will host a variety of activities for their students, and the week will end with parades, football and dances.
Monday, VCSU students will meet their homecoming court at 8 p.m. in Vangstad Auditorium. Following, self-trained hypnotist Chris Jones will entertain students with his unique act.
Nearly 100 District 24 Republican faithful gathered Saturday evening at Chautauqua Park for what the local party promises to be the first annual District 24 Republican Pig Roast.
People of all ages, from babies in arms to senior citizens gathered for the combination social and fundraising event with a chance to listen to candidates and bring home political yard signs for their favorite candidates.
Major speakers during the evening included District 24 Republican State House candidates Dwight Keifert and Myrene Peterson and District 24 State Senate candidate Keith Hovland.