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October 18th, 2013

LaMoure Beats South Border

October 18, 2013

LaMoure volleyball hosted non-conference opponent South Border on Tuesday night, dropping the first set but rebounding to win the final three and take the match, 3-1 (25-27, 25-17, 25-19, 25-20).

LaMoure improved to 11-0 in the regular season — and 26-3 with tournament play included — to stand alone atop Class B District 5, five games above No. 2 Ellendale.

No. 5 Edgeley/Kulm hosts LaMoure in a District 5 rivalry match, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Read this story in Friday's Weekend Edition of the Times-Record.

VCHS Harriers Complete Hi-Liner Challenge

October 18, 2013

Hi-Liner harriers competed in the Hi-Liner Challenge on Wednesday, the last team event of the season before nine VCHS runners go to State at Valley City's Bjornson Park Golf Course on Oct. 26.

The Challenge, a 1.5-mile Chautauqua Park course in 50-degree, slightly breezy conditions, put the Blue Team against the White team in a team points contest based on individual times.

Blue Team contenders were Casey Engelhard, Jamie Ronning, Caleb Reign, Jessica Ronning, Noah Plagens, Mikayla Wolla, Mikey Meester, Molly Dockter and Hunter Olstad.

Free Shows at Planetarium

October 18, 2013

Two free public Valley City State University Planetarium shows will be held Saturday at 1 and 1:30 p.m. in Room 309 of the Rhoades Science Center.
The first show is a 30-minute program called Finding Polaris I that introduces the audience to ancient Greek and Roman mythology told from a stars' point of view.

Another Roadblock for Farmers

October 18, 2013

Soybean harvest was in full swing when foul weather hit last week, stopping it in its tracks. But many area farmers who also have corn have not stopped completely, just shifted gears – or combine headers.
"You can combine corn in the rain," said Randy Grueneich, North Dakota State University Extension Agent for Barnes County. Any corn field on firm ground, especially higher ground, can be harvested. This is possible because corn headers are higher off the ground compared to bean headers which run almost level to the ground.

Jefferson Prepares Third-Graders for Tests

October 18, 2013

Jefferson Elementary School aimed to prepare its third-graders for standard testing during a pep rally Tuesday. Third-graders, along with students in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11, begin the North Dakota State Assessment tests Monday.
Guidance counselor Judi Hillier said the pep rally encourages students to prepare for the tests in a number of ways.
The kids were divided into groups of about five students and given a test tip that they had to create a picture out of.

October 17th

President Jefferson visits VCSU

October 17, 2013

President Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson, visited Valley City State University on Tuesday evening, Oct. 15. Speaking to a crowd of 500 assembled in Vangstad Auditorium, the costumed Jenkinson presented Jefferson’s views on the U.S. Constitution, answered questions from the audience as Jefferson and described his portrayal of Jefferson and other historical figures.
Read more in Thursday's Times-Record.

CCHD Will Move to FCCU Building

October 17, 2013

The City-County Health District is moving to a new location in the current First Community Credit Union building. Theresa Will, executive director of CCHD, announced at the Barnes County Commission meeting Tuesday morning that the agency has signed a purchase agreement and hopes to be in the new building by this time next year.
"We won't take ownership of the building until March 1, and then there will be renovations, so I would assume we won't move until August," Will said. "I'm hoping if we're in by this time next year I'll feel good about that."

Fact-Finders Hear Arguments

October 17, 2013

Dozens of teachers and community members listened intently at the Jefferson Elementary School gymnasium Tuesday while a state-appointed impasse committee heard arguments from the Valley City Education Association and the Valley City School Board.
The three-hour impasse hearing was the latest step in ongoing negotiations between the teacher's organization and the VCPS school board. At issue are step increases for teachers, sick pay banking, and health insurance, the largest sticking point being pay increases for teachers and an increase in teacher's base pay.

October 16th

New Theatre Season Opens at VCSU: First Production This Weekend

October 16, 2013

Valley City State University students and faculty are busy at the start of a new theatre season on campus. “This is a year of books, families, and community engagement.”, said VCSU Director of Theatre, Jenni Lou Russi. Entering her fifth academic year at the university, Russi has put together a season to bridge the larger community with students at VCSU.

VCPS to Charge for Junior High, Sub-Varsity Games

October 16, 2013

Valley City Public Schools will start charging admission to junior high and sub-varsity games this winter.
The decision was made at the Valley City Public Schools regular board meeting Monday evening after a suggestion was made from activities director Marty Bratrud.
He said that charging $2 for adults and $1 for students for admission to seventh and eighth grade games as well as sub-varisty games should be enough to cover the costs of officials and basic equipment and prevent the activities department budget from deficit.

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