January 24th, 2014
Hi-Liner gymnastics took first all-around in Thursday night's home meet with 138.400 points to finish ahead of Fargo South, Fargo Davies and Wahpeton.
Freshman Taylor Johnson took second in individual all-around competition with 35.550 points, junior Abby Brown sixth with 33.300, sophomore Brienne Roehrich seventh with 33.050, 7th-grader Michaela Thibert ninth with 32.850 and 8th-grader Hannah Sorensen 11th with 32.100.
Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.
The Barnes County Highway Department will soon have new computer software to help it keep track of what road signs are located where along county roads. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Scientifically known as parhelion, but often called sun dogs or ice halos, many area residents spotted this ring of light around the sun over Valley City Wednesday morning. The atmospheric phenomenon creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo. They're usually made by the refraction of light from ice crystals in the air during very cold weather.
See this photo in Thursday's Times-Record.
A meeting Jan. 28 at the Valley City Eagles Club has been set up in preparation for a decision on whether or not to locate an industrial beet plant in Valley City or one of four other cities. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
An enrollment projection chart shows that Valley City Public School District could lose its Class A status in just a couple years. The class A enrollment threshold set by the North Dakota High School Activities Association is 325 students, and according to the chart created by Activities Director Marty Bratrud, Valley City could drop below that number by 2016.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
The Valley City Public School Board is still waiting to meet with the Valley City Education Association to settle an impasse in contract negotiations between the two entities. During Monday's school board meeting, board president Joyce Braunagel gave an overview of the negotiation process so far and said the teachers still haven't met since the board asked them to in November.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
North Dakota State junior guard Brooke LeMar scored 21 points and sophomore forwards Holly Johnson and Marena Whittle 20 and 18, respectively, as the Bison defeated Valley City State, 83-61, in an exhibition game in Fargo on Wednesday night.
Viking junior guard Sadiqah Jihad and junior forward Megan Trautman put up 10 points each to lead VCSU.
NDSU shot 52 percent in the game to VCSU's 32 percent. The Bison scored 50 points in the paint, the Vikings 22.
With the loss, the Vikings' six-game win streak came to an end.
Meeting Tuesday, Barnes County Commissioners agreed to loan as much as $300,000 to the Barnes County Airport Authority to cover costs of a new hangar and taxiway until grant funds arrive. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
After an hour of discussion Barnes County Commissioners approved a revised employee policy manual on a 3-2 vote Tuesday. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City Public School teachers Kathy Lentz, Kristi Shanenko and Mel Klingenberg were recognized for awards they recently received during Monday's school board meeting.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.