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May 15th, 2012

Water board to float drain plans

May 15, 2012

NOME – The Barnes County Water Resource District Board met Monday with an agenda that included the Thordenskjold Drain Assessment District in the southeast portion of the county and a proposed outlet on Ten Mile Lake in the northwestern section of the county.

The assessment district for the Thordenskjold drain near Nome has grown from less than 8,000 acres to 23,400 acres.

May 14th

Old Fashioned Saturday Night in Enderlin

May 14, 2012

Remember when Saturday Night in your hometown was a big deal? Everyone came to town to meet up with friends and enjoy visiting, shopping, dancing, eating, and cruising!

Home-field advantage: Jr. High baseball team wins consolation title in home tourney

May 14, 2012

For the most part, the Valley City Junior High School baseball team has played its home games away from Charlie Brown Field, instead, playing their games at Hi-Line Park.
It's a park that plays differently than it's counterpart to the direct north.
Most notably, there is a distinct lack of fences separating the play from the soccer nets and backstops in the distance.

Coit, Gilbertson medal at big meet

May 14, 2012

Photo by Matt Nielson/Special to the Times-Record

Monday (5/14) local digest

May 14, 2012

Two Vikings named All-A.I.I.
The Valley City State University baseball team had two players named to the Association of Independent Institutions’ All-Conference second team.
Valley City native Preston Jensen was named to the team as an outfielder.
Jensen led the Vikings with a .385 average and had seven doubles, 16 RBI and nine stolen bases. In the field he committed only one error.
He was joined on the team by pitcher Ronnie Blagg, who went 4-4 with a 2.31 earned run average. Of the 37 runs he allowed this season, only 16 were earned. He was second on the team with 47 strikeouts.

Loss clinches EDC seed for VCHS tennis

May 14, 2012

The Valley City High School tennis team clinched its seed in the Eastern Dakota Conference with a 6-3 loss at Fargo South Thursday.
The teams were playing in a match that decided the sixth and seventh seeds for the tournament, Valley City taking the latter.
“We will match up with West Fargo in the first round, with a potential rematch with South looming in the second round, which we are excited for,” Valley City coach Matt Nielson said.

Strong from the start: 3-run first inning helps Hi-Liners beat Fargo North

May 14, 2012

For better or worse, the first inning has made the difference for the Valley City High School softball team recently.
Against West Fargo Tuesday, the Hi-Liners struggled out of the gate and couldn’t catch up to the top-ranked Class A team in the state.
But in Thursday’s 7-4 win over No. 4 Fargo North, it was a different story.
The Hi-Liners opened the game by getting North’s first three batters out in succession, then came back and scored three of their first five batters to take a 3-0 lead that the team never gave up.

May 13th

Auto tech students place at state competition

May 13, 2012

Two local mechanics have shown the state, AAA and the Ford Motor Company they know their way around an automobile.

Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Technology Center Students Brandon Compson and Dillon Baasch were at the West Fargo Fairgrounds with their automotive technology instructor Jim McFadgen to compete in the state finals of the 2012 Ford AAA Student Automotive Skills competition. The pair took second place for their efforts.

Tech center director Jeff Bopp said he received a picture from McFadgen on his phone of the winning team.

VCEA names Pedersen “Friend of Education”

May 13, 2012

A Valley City man was honored by the Valley City Education Association as the 2011 “Friend of Education” at Wednesday night’s teacher appreciation banquet at Valley City High School.

Local carpenter and Vietnam war veteran Dean Pedersen received the award, which is given to people who support education in extraordinary ways without being an employee of the district.

Pedersen, who was blinded by a hand grenade during the war, speaks to the freshman English classes during their unit on Vietnam.

Children, friends will miss Opatz

May 13, 2012

Family and friends described the late Jodi Kvien Opatz in numerous ways-- caring compassionate and protective. “She would do anything for me,” said her son Jaustin, 10.

Opatz passed away Friday, only two days before she was to celebrate Mother’s Day with Jaustin, his brother Jaiden, 15, and sister Jara, 13.

On a Facebook page created in memory of Opatz, her eldest son Jaiden wished her a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday. Others shared their memories, one recalling her beautiful smile.

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