May 6th, 2014
The Valley City Times-Record won several awards at the North Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest, Friday May 2 in Bismarck.
Reporter Bonnie Jo Conley-Hanson took first in agriculture photography; reporters Heidi Harris and Conley-Hanson took third in overall design excellence for a the Harvest section; and sports editor Jake McNeal took second in outdoor recreation photography.
Rogers native Andrew Sadek, 20, left his dorm at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton at 2 a.m. Friday, May 1, and vanished. As of Monday, authorities had not found a trace of the student.
Sadek, the son of John and Tammy Sadek of Rogers, is a 2012 graduate of Valley City Senior High School with ties to Valley City and Rogers. He is a second-year student at NDSCS studying electrical technology.
Hi-Liner baseball suffered a five-inning, 17-0 no-hitter loss at West Fargo in Thursdayâ€™s opener, then managed three hits in the follow-up 7-0 defeat.
Friday opened with a five-inning, 11-1 defeat at Fargo Davies followed by an 11-0 five-inning no-hitter loss to Eagle senior Andrew Lein.
Read this story in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City State menâ€™s golf took eighth place in April 26 and 27â€™s MCAC/North Star Conference Championship meet in Nebraska.
Menâ€™s teams played 36 holes on April 26â€™s Day 1 before April 27â€™s scheduled third round was canceled due to rain. The Vikings shot a 337 in the first round, then improved by 20 shots with a 317 in the second round.
Valley City State senior third base Liz Hall-Sewell is the North Star Athletic Association Softball Player of the Week, the NSAA announced Monday.
Hall Sewell, of North Pole, Alaska, completed her Viking career on 5-for-7 batting with a double and a pair of two-run home runs in Valley City Stateâ€™s three-game North Star/Frontier Conference Postseason Tournament stretch. Hall Sewell drove in four runs, drew four walks and batted .714 with a slugging percentage of 1.714 in the tournament.
Hi-Liner track and field set 20 new personal bests and placed in three events at Fridayâ€™s Packer Relays Invitational in West Fargo.
â€śIt was a good meet for a lot of kids,â€ť Valley City head coach Trevor Bakalar said. â€śI knew we had a few [personal bests], but I didnâ€™t think so many. The older kids were gone for the New York Trip, so we went with sophomores and juniors. Itâ€™s a real indication of where we may fit for Regionals [May 17 at Cushman Field in Grand Forks, N.D.]: where can we get personal bests, where can they best qualify, and where can they help us out the most?â€ť
About 300 Special Olympic athletes gathered in Valley City Sunday for the District 3 Spring Games. Here, an athlete participates in bocce ball.
Montana Dakota Resources Group, Bismarck, recently presented a check to the faculty at the Valley City State University Science Department for $25,000 to be used to purchase needed equipment for the newly renovated and expanded Rhoades Science Center. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Long-time Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce Amassador Chairwoman LaVonne Lawrence was honored Friday at an open house at the Rosebud Visitors Center. Lawrence said she served as an ambassador for 12 years and as chairman for 10 years. The Valley City resident said she moved to Valley City 15 years ago, â€śand I went to work in 2001. I did it (became an ambassador) to meet people. I like people.â€ť
Continuing a decades-long tradition, members of the Valley City American Legion Auxiliary will be distributing red poppies for 10 days beginning Tuesday, May 6, for Poppy Week 2014.
Poppies are never sold, but given in return for a donation. All money raised is used to help veterans and their families. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.