September 27th, 2012
VC XC Does Well at Central Cass
Three teams from Valley City High School won team championships at the Casselton Invite Thursday.
The Hi-Liners got team championships from the junior varsity girls and boys and the varsity girls. The boys finished seventh of ten teams.
The varsity girls, who are missing Ruth Ihry, Mikaylah Ross and Amanda Starr to injury, were led by April Berntson, who took second place at 15:47. She was followed in by Barbara Zubrod, who took eighth in 16:40.
Casey Englehard led the boys with a sixth place finish in the varsity race finishing in 18:31.
Volunteers searching the Barnes County Municipal Airport found a missing memory card from a camera that was mounted on a plane that crashed at the airport, killing pilot Bob Odegaard earlier this month.
Two buckets of shrapnel â the remains from the Sept. 7 plane crash â sat on a table in the terminal of the Barnes County Municipal Airport on Wednesday morning, as about a dozen volunteers gathered to search the airport grounds for the important piece of wreckage.
Whooping cranes are beginning their annual migration south through North Dakota and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department are asking people to report any sightings to either agency.
Mike Rabenberg, a USFWS wildlife biologist at the Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge said the birds migration from Canada is just getting started and should run through October.
A wayward bird ended up interrupting power to downtown Valley City Wednesday morning, said Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph.
âWe got the culprit in the office â a tweety bird,â Schelkoph said.
Businesses that lost power included the Times-Record and Duttonâs Valley Gallery of Photography.
Valley City electrical Superintendent Stan Hanson said Wednesday the the loss of power started with a circuit breaker outside the Ace Hardware store. âSomehow the bird got into the transformer and started an arc.â
The Dan Faust farmstead off airport road was packed with first-year Valley City State University students Tuesday morning as the young people harvested thousands of pounds of squash to be given to the Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo.
An estimated 190 VCSU students, mentors and crew chiefs participated Tuesday, coming to the site by bus.
Arriving at the field about 9 a.m., the young men and women worked hard before breaking for a wiener roast at about 10:30 a.m.
The debate over Measure 5 is gathering steam across the state, and while supporters and detractors agree stiffer penalties are needed in cases of animal cruelty, they cannot agree on the wording of the proposed law.
Karen Thunshelle, of the North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty (NDSAC) is the campaign manager for Measure 5. She said passing the initiative should be a âno-brainerâ to anyone who reads the legislation.
Kathy Jacobson, owner of Bloom âNâ Crafts, and Debbie White, owner of Dakota Rose Floral, both of Valley City, started working in the floral industry together in the 1970s for Carol Jacobson at CJ Floral. Since that time, both women have independently run successful floral businesses, and now, they meet again, only, this time, White is buying Jacobsonâs business.
White has bought all of Jacobsonâs inventory, including her crafts, and will operate the business at the Dakota Rose location starting Oct. 1.
âItâs like we kind of came full circle,â Jacobson said.
Even though the high school volleyball season has been in session for just over a month, Valley City High School's schedule had yet to match the Hi-Liners up against a team that brought the ball a bit harder than normal.
That was until Tuesday, when the Hi-Liners struggled at times to close the gap in a 25-20, 25-16, 25-20 loss to West Fargo in front of a loud student section at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
VCSU Hall of Fame Banquet Friday
Tickets are on sale for the Valley City State University Hall of Fame banquet, which is being held Friday as part of the school's homecoming festivities.
The banquet is being held at the VCSU student center starting at 5 p.m. with a social hour. The banquet starts at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from the athletic office. For more information call 845-7161 and ask for Deb.
More overload fees have been handed down to truck owners and operators by the North Dakota Highway Patrol so far in 2012 than in all of 2011.
The NDHP said as of Sept. 18, troopers have cited 1,295 overload violations, which amounts to $2.1 million overload fees alone, compared to $1.9 million in 2011. The agency has also found a number of safety violations as well.
Excessively heavy vehicles that exceed the state limits cause damage to roadway surfaces, which in turn causes potential hazards for motorists.