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April 27th, 2012

Bubbles blown for autism

April 27, 2012

Students at Jefferson Elementary School joined an expected 37,000 people across the U.S. and Canada who were blowing bubbles in an effort to raise autism awareness, and set a possible world record in the process.

VCHS prepares prehistoric prom

April 27, 2012

It was a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, volcanoes spewed fiery lava and pterodactyls roamed the skies searching for prey.

But upon closer inspection, the dinosaurs are made of painted cardboard, and the volcano is fashioned out of yards of draped tulle, making the perfect background for Valley City High School’s elaborate 2012 prom theme: “From the Beginning of Time to the End of Time.”

“We just thought a prehistoric theme would be fun, and ‘the end of time’ has a little bit to do with 2012,” said VCHS art teacher and prom advisor Carol Foth.

April 26th

Autism Awareness Event Set For Thursday in Valley City

April 26, 2012

An event to raise awareness for Autism is try to set a Guinness Book of World Record Thursday at Jefferson elementary school in Valley City

Event coordinator Jennifer Cabezas of Valley City who has two Autistic twin boys said there is a lot about the neurological disorder that many people don’t understand.

VC student getting NDSU scholarship

April 26, 2012

Leah Haak, daughter of Tim and Linda Haak, Valley City, has been selected to receive the North Dakota State University Frances Swenson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $880. She was recognized at the NDSU College of Human Development and Education Honors Day Brunch and Award Ceremony on April 17.

Haak is a sophomore majoring in dietetics. She is active in Student Dietetics Association, Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, United Campus Ministries, University Chorus and University Chamber Chorus. She also is a resident assistant.

Regional Elementary Science Olympiad takes place in VC

April 26, 2012

Students from Griggs County took first place overall at the 2012 Regional Elementary Science Olympiad which took place at the Eagles Aerie in Valley City on Wednesday.

Teams from seven schools – Maple Valley, St. Catherine's, LaMoure, Barnes County North, Griggs County, and Valley City's Washington Blue and Washington Gold – participated in 19 events at the competition, with BCN taking second place and Maple Valley third.

"All the teams did quite well," said Valley City teacher Jim McDaniel. "It came right down to the final event."

AQHA show rides again

April 26, 2012

After being cancelled for two years due to Sheyenne River flooding, the American Quarter Horse Association annual show is back on, and the North Dakota Winter Show event center will once again be host to saddles instead of sandbags.

"The last two years had to be cancelled because of the flooding, so we're excited to have it back again," said NDWS Barn Superintendent Dallas Schmidt. "There's a lot of people in the area who compete. We get a good turnout, and just about all of our stalls will be full."

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.

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