April 8th, 2014
Members from Valley City's Grace Free Lutheran Church will perform their third annual Passion Play, which depicts the Easter story, for the community this weekend.
Director Tim Berntson said the play is put on by about 110 church members, who bring their talents together for the production. The show will be held Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 13 at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary of Grace Free Lutheran Church.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Student actors in Jenni Lou Russiâ€™s Advanced Acting class at Valley City State University have been working with Josef Cannon, a former VCSU student and current film actor in Los Angeles, to shoot a student film, â€śHel U,â€ť at various locations around campus and near the Hi-Line Bridge.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
A tanker truck hauling corn syrup on Interstate 94 left a mess when it cracked open on Interstate 94 in Valley City, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City State Track & Field opened the outdoor season at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Saturday, from which sophomore Jessica Meland emerged with a school-record, 12th-place Hammer Throw toss of 44.85m (147 feet, 2 inches) that beat her former teammate, Amber Volanti, who set the old record in 2012.
Meland wasnâ€™t the only hammer thrower to have a great day: freshmen Mary Roscoe (29.79m; 97 feet, 9 inches) and Kate Roscoe (29.64m; 93 feet, 11 inches) find themselves on the Viking All-Time Performance List after respective sixth- and seventh-place finishes.
Fridayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Indoor Championships at North Dakota State were a promising display of Hi-Liner athleticism.
â€śSetting 12 new personal records at the EDC Indoor was a reputable way to end the indoor season,â€ť Hi-Liner head coach Trevor Bakalar said.
â€śBekah Peterson had another good meet and continues to look strong as we move to our outdoor season. Bekah placed fifth in her first 400m run of the season and set a new personal record with a time of 1:08.22. In the Triple Jump her distance of 31 feet, 3.5 inches placed her seventh.â€ť
Valley City is prepared for minor to moderate flooding, said City Administrator David Schelkoph Friday. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
The second edition of Paul B. Kannowski's â€śWildflowers and Grasses of North Dakotaâ€ť is being published as an eBook by Lulu.com, and as far as the author knows it is the first book on nature in North Dakota to come out as an eBook. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for local organizations that are interested in gaining proceeds from the 10th annual "Duckin' Down the Sheyenne" rubber duck race, held every year during Rally in the Valley community days.
Viking and Jamestown baseball cancelled their weekend series and will play a Tuesday doubleheader at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., the first game of which begins at 11 a.m.
The games will be broadcast live on KQDJ 1400 AM and newsdakota.com.
Softball cancelled their weekend games against Jamestown as well; their next games are a 2 p.m.-and-4 p.m. Wednesday doubleheader at Mayville
Hi-Liner Track & Field came away with seven new personal bests in Fridayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Indoor Championships at North Dakota State.
Sophomore John Halgrimson set his own Shot Put record with a heave of 40 feet, 6 inches for 12th place to break his previous mark of 38 feet, 3.5 inches. He improved his personal 60 Meter Dash mark to 7.49 seconds from 7.56 seconds, his 24.25-second 200 Meter Dash earned him eighth place, and his 18-foot, 9.75-inch Long Jump earned him 10th.
â€śI just go,â€ť said Halgrimson of his routines. â€śIf I think too much I get shaky, so I just go.â€ť