January 5th, 2012
By Preston Myers
Special to the Times-Record
Only days after the biggest tournament of the year, the Valley City High School wrestling team looked to start the new year fresh with a win against Fargo Davies Tuesday.
Unfortunately, things didnât go as planned and the Hi-Liners lost 48-30.
The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. City commission candidate Dewey Magnuson's interview appears below.
Duane (Dewey) Magnuson
Occupation: Employed with Perkins, Inc., since 1991
Education: 1987 graduate of VCHS, 1988 NDSCS diploma in Parts Management.
Family: Wife Darci, children Abby and Max, parents LeRoy and Karen, and brother Scott (Debbie) Magnuson.
Organizatons: Joined VC Fire Department in 1993, currently a member of VC/Barnes County Rescue Squad, certified diver and first responder.
The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. Incumbent Commissioner Ken Evenson is up against Dewey Magnuson to decide who will fill out the remaining two years of the four-year term ending in 2014.
Commissioner candidate Ken Evenson's interview appears below.
Ken Evenson, current City Commissioner, (middle of third term).
Occupation: Electrical lineman for Cass County Electric, 20+ years, and for City of Valley City, 20+ years.
Family: Wife Dotty, daughter Debbie and son Jeffrey.
A convicted sex offender who escaped from a prison transport van in eastern Barnes County in October 2011 changed his plea to "guilty" in Barnes County District Court Wednesday morning.
Joseph Matthew Megna, 30, was being transported from Florida to Washington state after being arrested on a warrant out of Franklin County, Wash. Megna fled the unlocked Extradition Transport of America van at the I-94 rest stop between Tower City and Oriska on Oct. 4, and was apprehended the next afternoon following a 22-hour manhunt.
Â Valley City State University has released a list of students who received academic honors for the fall semester of 2011.
THE PRESIDENTâS ROLL OF HONOR:
The Presidentâs Roll of Honor recognizes students who complete 12 semester hours or more with a grade point average of 4.0.
Aman, Ashlynn, Richardton, ND
Andersen, Apryl Elaine, Fargo, ND
Armstrong, Marcie D'ora, Rolette, ND
Bartholmy, Rachel, Scranton, ND
Bevan, Hayley, Valley City, ND
Bindas, Amanda Jo, Oxbow, ND
Bollingberg, Signe Ann, Fessenden, ND
Borkowski, Kathryn M, Fargo, ND
Brown, Amanda, Valley City, ND
The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. Mayor candidate Dean Ross's interview appears below.
Occupation: Officer with Valley City Police Department, 1973-2000, Chief of Police 2000-2011
Education: B.S. in Agricultural Economics from NDSU
Family: Wife Deb, daughter Jennifer (Bryan) Kriewald, son Michael (Erica) Ross, and four grandchildren.
Organizatons: Member of Our Savior's Church, ND Peace Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police, and Valley City Eagles.
The candidates for the Jan. 24 recall election recently sat down with the T-R to share some of their views. Mayor candidate Bob Werkhoven's interview appears below.
Bob Werkhoven, current Valley City Mayor (term began June 2010)
Occupation: (retired) Former District Engineer at the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
Education: B.S. Civil Engineering from NDSU, Associate Degree Wildlife Management from Bottineau School of Forestry.
Family: Wife Darlene and children Dawn, (West Fargo) Dan (Valley City) and David (Jamestown).
In a memo from the North Dakota Department of Transportation to officials in the state, Local Government Engineer Paul Benning said that the state will receive $100 million less than needed to repair flood damage.
December 30th, 2011
JAMESTOWN â There's no question about what's ailing the Valley City High School boys basketball team.
"Our offense," junior forward Chase Carpenter said. "We just can't score.
"We're taking bad shots, forcing the ball into the post, just not doing anything great."
The Hi-Liners lost 58-45 Thursday at Jamestown High School. It was the fifth loss in a row.
Similar to the team's loss to West Fargo earlier this month, it wasn't necessarily bad play that lost the game. The shots simply weren't falling.
The Hi-Liners finished the game 18-45 from the field with no 3-pointers.
JAMESTOWN â Valley City High School girls basketball coach Jim McDaniel had a hard time pin pointing exactly what was off with his team in Thursday's 62-46 loss to Jamestown.
Unlike the boys, who simply couldn't make shots, the girls struggled to overcome a concoction of turnovers, missed shots and early offensive success from their opponents.
"We were just kind of out of our game, out of synch right from the start," McDaniel said. "We just couldn't get anything going at all."