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January 17th, 2013

VCSU Earns Ranking

January 17, 2013

Valley City State University recently earned the distinction of being ranked number 22 in the second edition of U.S. News and World Reports Best Online Graduate Education programs and was the only North Dakota college or university to be ranked in its category.

January 16th

VCHS Holds Art Show for Students

January 16, 2013

Valley City Junior Senior High School held a combined art show Monday for students in grades 7-12 in art classes. The show featured artwork from the past two quarters.

Senior High art teacher Kelly Callahan said Tuesday that the show had a great turnout.

“I’m proud to be their teacher, they work hard, and you can see by their work,” she said, adding “the students are so proud.”

VC School Board to Hire Full-Time Activities Director

January 16, 2013

The Valley City Public School District will soon hire a full-time activities director for its junior/senior high schools. During its regular meeting on Monday, the VCPS School Board voted to hire an activities director to oversee all athletic and non-athletic activities beginning the 2013-2014 school year. Currently, the activities director position is a part-time position held by junior high principal Dan Larson. The school district sponsors 17 different athletic activities in grades seven through 12 and nine non-athletic activities.

A Message From Our Superintendent Dean Koppelman

January 16, 2013

*Special note: This is a message that Dean Koppelman sent out to the media and the parents of the Valley City School district via email. We thought it was such a good letter that some of you, who arn't on the school email list, would also like to read it.

Thank you, Times-Record Staff

Good evening everyone,

There are times I like to send information from a school board meeting when there are topics of importance to our district. Last night's meeting had several of those topics on the agenda and I would like to share some information with you.

January 15th

Cafe Concert Will Feature a Summer Theme

January 15, 2013

Valley City Junior Senior High School’s senior choir director Sheila Zinke said her choir students are busy planning a fun show for Valley City’s 25th annual cafe concert in a couple weeks.

The show, held Jan. 27 at 3 p.m., and Jan. 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. is the biggest fundraiser for the music department. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for children. Call Cindy Creviston at (701) 490-0231 to purchase them.
This year’s theme is “Fun in the Sun,” so “that conjures up all sorts of summer songs,” Zinke said.

Valley City Native Dies in House Fire

January 15, 2013

Valley City Native Sharon (Kvien) Cashatt died in a house fire in Rockford Ill. on Monday, Jan 7. Also killed in the fire was her son; Douglas Cashatt, 24; son Dominick Cashatt, 13; and her great-granddaughter Isabella Gonzalez, 10 months.

Sharon, 61, was a 1969 graduate of Valley City High School. She was born and raised in Valley City, by her parents Maurice and Dorothy Kvien, along with her brothers and sisters Ginny, Roger, Sharon, Mickey and Beth.

Special Olympic Winter Games Comes to VC

January 15, 2013

Rita Mae Grant is pretty excited about the upcoming 2013 Special Olympics Winter Games which will be held in Valley City on Friday and Saturday.

After all, she’s been competing for 41 years and even competed in the Special Olympic World Games in Nagano, Japan in 2001. She knows exactly what kind of excitement is coming for her and her snowshoeing teammates.

January 14th

BC Couple Wins Conservation Award

January 14, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

2012 Overall Conservation Award Winner

Wes andd Michele Elston are young, enthusiastic producers who have built their operation from the ground up.

They installed a manure management system in 2006, are planting cover crops, and continue to plant field, livestock and farmstead windbreaks throughout their 2,200 acre farm.

The Elstons have participated in EQUIP to enhance their grazing system and to improve soil health.

The couple has a three-year-old son, Ian, who loves riding in any tractor or farm implement when given the chance.

Conservation Fair to be Held in VC Jan. 16

January 14, 2013

The First Conservation Community Fair is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Valley City Eagles Club Riverside Room.

Representatives from the Barnes County Soil Conservation District; Barnes County 319 Watershed Project; NRCS (programs, soil health and range), FSA,North Dakota.

Study: DL Water Not Big Threat

January 14, 2013

Water from Devils Lake does not pose a big threat for catastrophic flooding in Valley City. The public learned this during a public forum Thursday sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul, Minn. District, and the City of Valley City, where they informed audience the results of the first phase of their feasibility study. The study also showed that some of the alternatives for flood risk management considered were not found to be cost effective and would not be justified for implementation as a federal project.

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