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April 25th, 2012

Barnes County North hits Bull’s-eye

April 25, 2012

Three Barnes County North students have achieved “straight A’s.”
“Arrows,” that is.

Sisters Hope and Hannah Willson, fifth and seventh graders, respectively, and senior Cody Beach qualified for the 2012 NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) National competition in Louisville, Ky., on May 10 and 11 following the state competition that saw the school finishing fourth as a team in the senior high division.

“We were 15 points from third,” said coach Kurt Wagner at the BCN School Board Meeting last Wednesday. “Next year.”

New bridge for Pioneer Park in VC

April 25, 2012

Plans to build a shared use path in Pioneer Park are going forward this year, and a new bridge is under construction to accommodate both bikes and pedestrians.

The heavy lifting on the bridge is being handled entirely by shop superintendent Jim Olstad, who has worked for the Valley City Park District for 35 years.

The bridge is a side project that Olstad works on periodically in the Park District maintenance shop at City Park.

“It’s just me, but I have tools to help,” Olstad said of the large amount of metal going into the bridge. “I move it all by myself.”

VCSU announces graduation speakers

April 25, 2012

Valley City State University’s spring semester is coming to a close, and with graduation right around the corner, the university has announced its keynote, graduate and undergraduate commencement speakers.

Ken Astrup, General Manager of the Dakota Plains Cooperative in Valley City will be the keynote speaker at VCSU’s graduation ceremony on May 12 in the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse in southwest Valley City.

April 24th

Couple saves man in sunken vehicle

April 24, 2012

A Jamestown couple can be considered heroes after saving the life of a fellow resident from the city of the Jimmies.

Cole Huber and Jesse Fieberger were traveling on Interstate 94 when they came across the scene of an accident Thursday.

A 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity driven by David Paul Floyd Brown, 30, had driven off the westbound lane and into Hobart Lake near mile marker 286.

Valley City School Board mulls Measure 2

April 24, 2012

Four Valley City School Board members, the superintendent, four presenters and several audience members were on hand Monday night at a special school board meeting to discuss Measure 2, which will be on the ballot this fall.

Student heads up VC’s Earth Day Festival

April 24, 2012

Music? Check. Vendors? Check. Awesome location? Check.

As first-time festival organizers go, Diana Forsberg is moving toward a success with the first Annual VCSU Earth Day Festival kicking off at Medicine Wheel Park Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Forsberg, a Fisheries and Wildlife major who began classes at VCSU last summer, has been planning the event from the ground up since February.

April 23rd

Locked in: Big 2nd inning leads Valley City State past Mayville

April 23, 2012

By the second inning of the second game of a home double header with Mayville State University Sunday, the Valley City State University softball team had seen plenty of Ashley VandeVeen.
VandeVeen, Mayville’s starting pitcher, had already pitched seven innings to the Vikings’ lineup, six in a 5-1 game one loss and a scoreless first inning.
So in that second inning, the Vikings knew what to expect and entered at-bats looking for a hit from the get-go.

4/23 Local Digest

April 23, 2012

VCHS softball cancelled
The Valley City High School softball team's weekend tournament in Frazee, Minn., was cancelled due to inclement weather.
The Hi-Liners' season continues Tuesday in Devils Lake

VCSU baseball loses
The Valley City State University baseball team went 1-3 in a series this weekend against Mayville State.
The Vikings lost 9-1 and won 10-9 at home Saturday to the Comets and lost 3-2 and 7-1 in Mayville Sunday.
The team finishes its regular season with a double header against the University of North Dakota Wednesday in Grand Forks.

VCHS tennis continues today.

Local bowling results (April 23)

April 23, 2012

Old Settlers
Week 26
 Hoff & Jan’s Upholstry won 2 games from Eagles, American Legion won 2 ½ games from VFW, Brothers III won 4 games from American Legion 2
 
Current Standings
American Legion 13 ½ - 6 ½
Eagles 11 – 9
VFW  10 ½ - 9 ½
Brothers III 10 – 10
Hoff & Jans  9 – 11
American Legion #2  6 – 14

High Team Game – Brothers III  907
High Team Series – Brothers III  2477
High Ind Game – Bob Derheim 234
High Ind Series – Bob Derheim 544
 
200s — Bob Derheim 234, Doug Kratz 209, John Froelich 201, Larry Bessette 200, Lyle Peterson 200

Does wine have health benefits?

April 23, 2012

In earlier times, wine was used as a beverage and also as a medicine for a variety of ailments.

A couple of years ago, my husband and I decided to learn how to make wine at home using the apples from the tree in our backyard. Soon we had a chemistry experiment going on in our basement.

Whenever we went downstairs, we could smell the distinctive aroma of fermentation as the sugar was converted to alcohol.

Our first attempt at wine did not result in a vinegar-flavored concoction, so that was good.

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