January 17th, 2013
Valley City State University recently earned the distinction of being ranked number 22 in the second edition of U.S. News and World Reports Best Online Graduate Education programs and was the only North Dakota college or university to be ranked in its category.
Valley City Junior Senior High School held a combined art show Monday for students in grades 7-12 in art classes. The show featured artwork from the past two quarters.
Senior High art teacher Kelly Callahan said Tuesday that the show had a great turnout.
â€śIâ€™m proud to be their teacher, they work hard, and you can see by their work,â€ť she said, adding â€śthe students are so proud.â€ť
The Valley City Public School District will soon hire a full-time activities director for its junior/senior high schools. During its regular meeting on Monday, the VCPS School Board voted to hire an activities director to oversee all athletic and non-athletic activities beginning the 2013-2014 school year. Currently, the activities director position is a part-time position held by junior high principal Dan Larson. The school district sponsors 17 different athletic activities in grades seven through 12 and nine non-athletic activities.
*Special note: This is a message that Dean Koppelman sent out to the media and the parents of the Valley City School district via email. We thought it was such a good letter that some of you, who arn't on the school email list, would also like to read it.
Thank you, Times-Record Staff
Good evening everyone,
There are times I like to send information from a school board meeting when there are topics of importance to our district. Last night's meeting had several of those topics on the agenda and I would like to share some information with you.
Entering the first day of the 2012 Barnes County Girls Basketball Tournament at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, Valley City High School coach Jim McDaniel had his team focus heavily on both fundamentals and staying consistent with them throughout the game.
By the end of the Hi-Linersâ€™ 62-22 tournament opening win over Barnes County North, he was pleased.
â€śI thought all four quarters, we offensively did what we were supposed to do. We ran our offenses,â€ť McDaniel said. â€śDefensively, I thought we did a nice job pressuring the ball, making it hard for them to make it for them to get good, easy looks.â€ť
Tuesday: First round
Valley City 62, Barnes Co. North 22
Sargent Central 46, LaMoure/Litchville-Marion 38
Maple Valley 61, Griggs Co. 28
4) No. 3 Enderlin vs. No. 6 FSHP, 7:30 p.m.
Barnes Co. North vs. LaMoure/Litchville-Marion, 3 p.m.
Griggs Co. Central vs. FSHP, 4:30 p.m.
Valley City vs. Sargent Central, 6 p.m.
Maple Valley vs. Enderlin, 7:30 p.m.
7th place, noon: consolation semifinal losers
5th, 1:30 p.m.: consolation semifinal winners
3rd, 3 p.m.: championship semifinal losers
VCSU Women Beat Presentation
The No. 13 Valley City State University women's basketball team had its highest scoring game of the year Tuesday with a 93-54 win at Presentation College in Aberdeen, S.D.
The Vikings shot 58 percent from the floor, hitting 36-62 shots, including 12 3-pointers, and every player scored at least two points.
Freshman Courtney Dixon led the Vikings with 14 points. Freshman Erika Ettl and sophomore Sierra Even both added 12 points each.
VCSU Women Fall in NAIA Poll
The Maple Valley and Valley City High School girls basketball teams advanced to the championship semifinals of the Barnes County Tournament.
The Hi-Liners beat Barnes County North 62-22 in the tournament's opening game. They were led by Dierra Diegel and Jessica Denholm, both of whom had 15 points, and Danica Diegel, who had 10 points.
Maple Valley beat Griggs County Central 61-28. The Raiders were led by Rylee Nudell, who had 24 points, seven rebounds and seven steals. Cassie Pautz had 16 points, as well.
Valley City Junior Senior High Schoolâ€™s senior choir director Sheila Zinke said her choir students are busy planning a fun show for Valley Cityâ€™s 25th annual cafe concert in a couple weeks.
The show, held Jan. 27 at 3 p.m., and Jan. 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. is the biggest fundraiser for the music department. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for children. Call Cindy Creviston at (701) 490-0231 to purchase them.
This yearâ€™s theme is â€śFun in the Sun,â€ť so â€śthat conjures up all sorts of summer songs,â€ť Zinke said.
Valley City Native Sharon (Kvien) Cashatt died in a house fire in Rockford Ill. on Monday, Jan 7. Also killed in the fire was her son; Douglas Cashatt, 24; son Dominick Cashatt, 13; and her great-granddaughter Isabella Gonzalez, 10 months.
Sharon, 61, was a 1969 graduate of Valley City High School. She was born and raised in Valley City, by her parents Maurice and Dorothy Kvien, along with her brothers and sisters Ginny, Roger, Sharon, Mickey and Beth.