September 16th, 2013
Leever's Foods cake decorator LeAnn Strittmatter was given awards for two cakes she created and showed at the North Dakota Grocers Association Cake Challenge at the Ramada Inn in Fargo last Monday.
The Valley City resident placed first in the novelty theme cake division for a swan cake she made and third in the advance cupcake division for a tiger cake she made out of cupcakes.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (@SenatorHeitkamp) will host a Twitter Town Hall on Tuesday, starting at 3:15 p.m. to talk about the recent developments in Syria, and her alternative proposal to address the Assad regimeâ€™s use of chemical weapons.
In an interview Friday, Heitkamp said this is the second time she will be hosting a Twitter Town Hall. Her first effort was on education.
Anyone following @SenatorHeitkamp on Twitter can begin submitting questions about Syria by including #AskHeidiH with their tweet.
How it works:
Kathleen Jensen and Myrna Leininger have joined the Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions program as a volunteer senior companion in the Barnes County area.
As senior companions, Jensen and Leininger provide free in-home assistance with daily living activities and social and recreational opportunities to help local seniors who are lonely, isolated, frail, disabled or homebound.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.
Derek Elliott ran for 266 yards and two scores in a 56-28 loss to Morningside on Sept. 7.
It took him all of 30 seconds to score his first of four first-quarter touchdowns in the Vikings' 63-20 beatdown of NSAA rival Dakota State on Saturday night.
A local hip-hop artist is performing a show in Fargo later this month. Erik Kiley, 19, of Valley City, will open for Pledge Empire Records, a group of hip-hop artists based out of the Twin Cities, at concert venue The New Direction in Fargo Sept. 21.
The show begins at 5 p.m., and tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Kiley can be reached for tickets via Facebook or on his cell phone at (701) 334-9006.
Kiley said his hip-hop career stemmed from writing poetry when he was younger. He began writing lyrics about a year ago.
Local author Wayne McKirdy will be at the Barnes County Museum Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to promote his book, â€śTogether.â€ť
The Rev. Wayne McKirdy, a retired Methodist pastor, described the book he wrote with his wife, Maybelle, as a love story about their courtship and 51 years they spent together.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the country. That year, someone in the U.S. died of suicide every 13.7 minutes.
In fact, in 2002, the year Wellness in the Valley was started by Debbie Anderson, Barnes County had one of the highest rural suicide rates in the nation. Two years ago, five Barnes County residents committed suicide in a four-month period.
West Fargo Boys Basketball will sponsor a boys' youth basketball tournament in West Fargo on Nov. 9-10, 2013.
West Fargo Boys Youth Basketball Tournament
November 9-10, 2013
Grades 3-9 boys
Affiliated with West Fargo Boys basketball
Team fees Â $135
Registration deadline Nov. 4
If you have questions, contactÂ Jaysen Schock.
Valley City Public Schools is excited to announce that Mr. Waylon Starr has been named the new Hi-Liner girls' head basketball coach.
Starr is in his seventh year as an educator in Valley City and will begin his second stint as head coach of the girls basketball program. Mr. Starr has been directly involved with the girls' basketball program for six years as an assistant coach, head coach, and athletic director.
Litchville-Marion Montpelier (0-2 overall) hosted Pingree-Buchanon (1-0 District 5) for P-B's first match of the season on Tuesday night.
Pingree-Buchanon kept their season rolling with a hard-fought 3-1 (25-22, 25-12, 25-21) District 5 road win.
P-B's Jordan Thomas scooped 13 digs, Megan Thomas 12. Thomas connected on four aces and Lindsey Saxberg four more. Saxberg piled up 12 assists, Jordan Thomas also elevated for two blocks and 12 kills. Morgan Thomas punished LMM with seven more.