April 27th, 2012
When it comes to his choices in athletics, Valley City Junior High Schoolâs John Halgrimson is quick to point fingers. But not in a bad way.
In many cases, heâs just following the example set by his older brother, VCHS senior Joey Halgrimson.
âMost sports that I do are because my brother was in them,â Halgrimson said.Â âI like doing what my brother does.â
Thursday at Lokken Field,Â Halgrimson was among the top athletes at the Valley City Junior High Track Meet at Lokken Field.
The Valley City High School softball team scored three runs in the final two innings of a win at Grand Forks Central Thursday.
Coach Jason Lindgren said the Hi-Liners wanted to get ahead early against the Knights, and the girls did just that.
The Hi-Liners went ahead 3-0 in the second inning, getting key RBI from Allison Baasch (on a two-RBI single) and a sacrifice bunt by Jasmine Stevens.
Amanda Tangen had a leadoff walk in the third inning, then stole second and was driven in by Dierra Diegel to take a 4-0 lead.
As far as I can tell, few people are complaining out loud about the early arrival of spring in 2012.
Since 2009 itâs almost felt like weâd skipped a season, or replaced spring with âfloodâ season.
This year, it started to feel like spring in February and March and itâs almost as if fall never left.
Regardless, the early spring has been welcomed by humans, fish and wildlife alike.
The recently stocked trout in the stream near my house were quick learners this year. With a winter short on snow and a spring that only just recently made up a couple of inches against the lingering drought, water levels were low and the fish were instantly wary after the DNR truck dumped them in. It was a different season from the previous two, where high waters allowed me to be a bit more obvious and gave me more room to work in the water column.
There were plenty of emotions on the field for Valley City State Universityâs home finale Wednesday, a double header sweep of Bemidji State (Minn.) University.
There was the joy of the wins â 8-3 in game one, 4-1 in game two â but also plenty of tears shed as the teamâs group of seniors took the field one last time and were given framed jerseys as a keepsake.
When all was said and done, though, it wasnât a bad way to go out.
I have a memory. Oh my do I have a memory. I remember things that could have been purged long ago and far away but my memory has memorized them and thatâs all there is to it. In the 10th grade I memorized Marc Anthonyâs speech at Caesarâs funeral. I do a very impressive dramatic impression of this grand Shakespearian moment. Stop me on the street any day and Iâll prove it. The point is I donât need to know this anymore for any reason other than I do. The whole entire speech lives long in my memory-but thatâs not all.
Valley Cityâs Junior and Senior High Science Olympiad teams had a strong showing at the North Dakota State Science Olympiad which took place at North Dakota State University on April 21.
The Junior High took third place overall out of 23 teams and the Senior High took 11th out of 24 teams.
The Wings and Wheels AirShow set for Saturday, September 8 at the Barnes County Municipal Airport north of Valley City is being dedicated to the memory of two long time aviators, Larry Lindemann and Bob Beyer.
Large donations from engineering firm Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson Inc. and the Valley City Dacotah Bank of $2,500 each are helping fund the show.
Chad Petersen, manager of the Valley City office of KLJ, said Thursday âWeâve done work with the airport for years and they have been a great client over the years.â
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.
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 Schoolâs elaborate 2012 prom theme: âFrom the Beginning of Time to the End of Time.â
âWe just thought a prehistoric theme would be fun, and âthe end of timeâ has a little bit to do with 2012,â said VCHS art teacher and prom advisor Carol Foth.