September 30th, 2014
The U.S. Postal Service has decided to cut daily hours in half at the Litchville Post Office, said Postmaster Sharon Opdahl Monday. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Acting on the request of Barnes County commissioners, emergency management director Kimberly Franklin has gathered information on the number of administrative calls handled by dispatch during approximately one month from Aug. 18 2014 through Sept. 15, 2014. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
No. 8 Valley City, fresh off Sept. 22â€™s 4-1 home play-in defeat of No. 9 Wahpeton, entered Sept. 25â€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Tournament at Grand Forks, N.D.â€™s Choice Health and Fitness and fell 5-0 to No. 1 Red River in the first round and 5-0 to No. 5 Fargo Davies in consolation.
Red River beat No. 4 West Fargo, 4-1, then defeated Central, who also advanced to State, for the championship.
Dalton Ondracek, who made the All-EDC Team at tournament's end, qualified with Brandon Miller for the eighth East seed at Friday's State Doubles Tournament in Grand Forks.
Itâ€™s good to be home.
After Hi-Liner junior varsityâ€™s 42-6 loss in Wahpeton on Sept. 15 and Sept. 22â€™s game at Devils Lake that turned out to be a match against the freshman team as the Firebird platoon took on Carrington, Valley City returned home Monday, guest-officiated by athletic director Marty Bratrud, for a 42-6 handling of Kindred.
Valley City and Kindred were oft-flagged for what head coach Jim Breckheimer called â€śundisciplined penaltiesâ€ť in a â€śgood, gritty win.â€ť
â€śIf we clean that stuff up, there isnâ€™t anyone in the state who can beat you,â€ť said coach Ty Allen.
A fall festival was held at the Sheyenne Riverbend Farm just outside of Valley City this weekend. The event featured a bake sale along with several vendors. More in Monday's Times-Record.
Community members banded together Sunday in an effort to raise awareness about suicide and honor loved ones who've been impacted by it during the sixth Valley City Out of the Darkness Walk. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
A Valley City teenager was killed early Saturday morning and another injured in an accident near Pingree, N.D.
According to the Associated Press, 18-year-old Miranda Stephens, the daughter of Russell and Stacy Stephens, was driving a pick-up truck and swerved to avoid a deer on a gravel road a few miles north of Pingree just after 1:30. The pickup entered the ditched and rolled, evicting the young woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Isaac Valenta, 19, was transported to Jamestown Regional Medical Center with non live-threatening injuries.
State Sen. George Sinner, Democratic-NPL candidate for the U.S. House seat now held by Rep. Kevin Cramer, visited Valley City on a tour of businesses and appearance at the District 24 D-NPL roundup. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
If your defense builds it, Nate Rodriguez will break it.
Valley Cityâ€™s 5-foot, 10-inch, 210-pound sophomore ran for 257 yards, scored three of his four rushing touchdowns in the first half and converted a two-point attempt in Fridayâ€™s 52-7 win at Maple Valley/ Enderlinâ€™s Homecoming in arboreal Buffalo, N.D.
â€ś[Rodriguez] is physically stronger than each and every one of us,â€ť said Falcon head coach Nathan Hoots, who urged low, aggressive tackles at halftime. â€śWe were dominating the line of scrimmage for the first eight minutes of the game, but that has not been the case since.â€ť
Five-foot, eight-inch sophomore setter Jayda Haugen's 18 assists and four digs led Barnes County North to Thursday's 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-13) home sweep of Litchville-Marion-Montpelier.
Abby Undem notched five kills, five aces and five digs, Sam Wieland seven kills, four digs and three aces, Allison Klein five kills and four digs, Shelby Brown five kills and a block, Laura Limesand two assists.
Junior Jacey Alber's seven kills and a block, junior Morgan Gentzkow's eight assists, senior Rhandi Larson's eight digs and sophomore Cheyenne Elsner's ace powered Litchville-Marion/Montpelier.