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April 25th

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

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.

Banquet honors medical volunteers

April 23, 2012

Several dozen turned out for the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea Banquet at the Sheyenne Care Center on Thursday.

The annual event sponsored by the Mercy Healthcare Foundation, Faith in Action of Mercy Hospital and the Sheyenne Care Center honors the valiant efforts, both big and small, of the many healthcare volunteers in the area who work hard just to make another’s life a little better.

“There is no greater gift that anyone can give, than to give of your life and your time,” said Mercy Hospital Director Keith Heuser who spoke briefly to the banquet crowd.

On the Move 2012: Effort proving a runaway success

April 23, 2012

Time to stop and take a deep breath. On the Move 2012 wrapped up on April 15 after three and a half months of encouraging diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle decisions among residents in Barnes County, and organizers report the program has had its biggest year to date.

“I’d say it was a huge success. We had the largest membership we’ve ever had,” said Andrea Winter of the Young People’s Healthy Heart Program, an On the Move Partner.

April 20th

Screen-free week in VC

April 20, 2012

Special to the Times-Record
Families--try the unthinkable—go screen free for an entire week! April 30-May 6 is Screen Free Week. The Young People’s Healthy Heart Program at Mercy Hospital is inviting any family who would like to go ‘screen free’ to call them at 845-6456 for more information and ideas.

Why go ‘screen free’? The facts are amazing. Students ages 8-18 spend 7 hours each day in front of a screen:

* an average of 4.5 hours watching TV,
*1.5 hours using computers (outside of homework),
*over one hour playing video games.

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