April 30th, 2013
Area students will soon gather to celebrate another milestone and chapter in their lives as they receive their diplomas. Barnes County schools have graduation ceremonies throughout the month of May.
Valley City State University's graduation is scheduled for May 11, and local high schools will have their graduation ceremonies later this month.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record
With months' worth of practices adding to the frustrations of the Valley City softball team the Hi-Liners finally played their first game, Thursday, April 25. The Hi-Liners played a fourth ranked Bismarck team, according to the WDA pre-season poll, and won twice.
Valley City sent out a strong starting lineup with Paula Andel in the circle, Dierra Diegel at catcher, Danica Diegel at first, Madison McDaniel at second, Brooke Breckheimer at third, Sadi Klingenberg at shortstop, Jessica Denholm in left field, Jasmine Stevens in center, and Tarryn Justesen started in right.
The Valley City State University Viking softball team finished their home opener perfectly against the Mayville State Comets. The Vikings scratched out a playing field at Lokken Stadium, took two from the Comets on Thursday, and then another two on Friday. The Vikings are now 7-21 overall.
Rich Schuneman, US Army Corps of Engineers Baldhill Dam Resource Manager, gave an updated flood forecast during a Friday morning flood meeting to the Valley City City Commissionâ€” and the news is looking good.
"The melt â€” you couldn't ask for it to go any better," he said.
Schuneman said there's a 95 percent chance of the Sheyenne River in Valley City reaching 12.9 feet, which is below flood stage. A previous forecast predicted a 50 percent chance of moderate flooding.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
A new tradition has taken hold at area proms in the last several years. It's not a dress style or a special dance; it's breathalyzer tests.
Last weekend, Litchville-Marion students were asked to blow into a tube before gaining entrance to their prom, and on May 3, Valley City High School students will be asked to do the same.
According to VCHS principal Kristi Brandt, the school, which owns two breathalyzer units, has given the test to young men and women before prom for several years.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
Barnes County should get added income beginning in August when a new law takes effect that would put fines for overweight trucks on county roads in to the county's general fund. According to Tim Gillespie, the Multi-Agency Truck Regulatory Deputy for Barnes, Stutsman, LaMoure and Dickey Counties, fines for overweight trucks could add up to a substantial amount of income for counties.
For more on this story, read Friday's Times-Record.
Next week is Is National Severe Summer Awareness week, and learning opportunities are planned for Barnes County as well as locations throughout North Dakota throughout the week. Barnes County Emergency Manager Kim Franklin has plans for the week to help area students learn how to be prepared for emergency situations.
For more information, read Friday's Times-Record.
The Valley City State University Technology Education Department hosted a robotics workshop April 20 for the local Valley City Girl Scout Troop 30306, said James Boe, department chairman.
James Boe said this is the second time his department has done a workshop for Girls Scouts. â€śLast year we did one on geocaching. My daughter is in the troop.â€ť
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
A quilt gifted to an American Cancer Society gala fundraiser in March has been donated to the Relay for Life, which plans to use the quilt as a fundraiser.
Linda Carico donated the "quilt of remembrance," said Hilde Van Gijssel, chairperson of the gala.
Van Gijssel said, "We wanted to give (the quilt) to the Relay to show that we support the Relay and show we're all working towards the same goal," which is to fight cancer.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
Spring officially arrived--and don't mind the piles of snow. The Valley State University Viking women took their home opener, a double-header, against the Mayville State Comets. It took only until the penultimate week of the season, and scratching out a softball field at Shelly Ellig Field at the Lokken Football Stadium, but softball was played. The teams split the two games with the Vikings the home team in the first game, and the Comets the home team in the second.