May 19th, 2014
Valley City Tennis Association hosted its annual USTA Tennis Block Party May 7 at the Valley City Recreation Center, where youth and adults played tennis games and received prizes.
Valley City Parks and Recreation, Valley City State Club Tennis, Young Peopleâ€™s Healthy Heart Program of Mercy Hospital and Valley City High School Tennis sponsored the event.
Just before 4 a.m. Monday, an unidentified male entered the AmericInn in Valley City and left with the business safe and money from the front desk.
The suspect, who was caught on surveillance video, was approximately six feet tall and was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and dark blue pants. The man's face was covered by his hood and a dark cloth, according to Valley City Police Department Chief Fred Thompson.
A dedication ceremony was held Friday for a section of recently-donated hunting land near Litchville. The Alton, Orris and Orvin Olson Wildlife Management Area will provide wildlife habitat and public hunting land on a full section of property donated by the family of the late brothers whose wish was to turn the property into public hunting land.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
The Great Plains Food Bank, a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, has named Dakota Plains Cooperative parent CHS Inc. one of three statewide partners as 2013 Hunger Relief Champions, in recognition of the support given the food bank. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Leave campaign signs alone, say both Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson and Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin. McClaflin said Thursday he had received reports from several people, â€śThat there has been vandalism to campaign signs in town.â€ť More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County North students will get a first-hand look into the world of manufacturing thanks to a $48,665 North Dakota Education Technology Council (ETC) Classroom Transformation Grant.
No. 3 Regional seed Hi-Liner girls tennis won a trip to State on Thursday in Grand Forks, N.D., and will face West No. 2 Bismarck Century in Thursdayâ€™s first round at the Bismarck/Mandan Area Tennis Courts.
Valley City took the No. 3 East seed with a 4-1 first-round win over No. 6 Fargo North, a 2-3 second-round setback to No. 2 West Fargo, and a 3-2 State Qualifier triumph over No. 5 Fargo Shanley.
Top seed Grand Forks Red River took the East championship, 5-0, over West Fargo.
Valley City State sophomore Jessica Meland will compete in the Hammer Throw at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, May 22-24 in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Meland, of Harvey, N.D., qualified with a school-record throw of 50.29 meters (164 feet, 11 inches), which put her 16th in a field of 27 National Championship throwers, at April 18â€™s Northern State Invitational in Aberdeen, S.D.
Hi-Liner softball won two of five games between Friday and Saturday, losing 8-7 to Fargo Davies at home on Friday before trouncing Grand Forks Red River 11-0 in six innings and 11-5 at home before falling 5-1 and 12-2 in five innings at West Fargo on Saturday.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.
Hi-Liner gymnastics has announced season awards:
Freshman Taylor Johnson is the MVP, junior Abby Brown the Most Dedicated, sophomore Brienne Roehrich has the Best Attitude, and Hannah Sorensen is the Hardest Worker.
Valley City won the Eastern Dakota Conference team championship and took eighth with 136.050 points (35.483 Vault, 31.450 Bars, 33.567 Beam and 35.550 Floor), the best performance of any East Region team, at Feb. 28-March 1â€™s State Meet in Bismarck, N.D.