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January 7th, 2013

Schools Respond to Shooting With Security Questions

January 7, 2013

On Friday, Dec. 14, an armed gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Conn. and killed 26 people, including 20 first-graders.

Since then, faculty and staff at area schools have taken a hard look at their own plans of response should such violence erupt in their own hallways.

Teachers and other staff at Washington Elementary School met Thursday with Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson to discuss the school’s current emergency plan and how to improve it.

John Deere Donates To SVACATC

January 7, 2013

Jeff Bopp, director of the Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Technology Center, is thrilled with the donation of 10 new state-of-the-art welding helmets from the John Deere Seeding Co.

The program received a total of 10 auto darkening Speedglass 3M welding helmets.

Bopp said the helmets feature a lens that is totally clear but the instant an arc is struck the lens turns dark to prevent a welding flash and likewise the lens instantly becomes clear as soon as the welding arc stops.

January 6th

Late Push Ups VCHS Girls to 6-0

January 6, 2013

As the clock wound down in the Valley City High School girls basketball team's 55-51 win over St. Mary's Saturday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, junior Dierra Diegel consistently found herself in a high pressure situation.
Not only was she playing the final five minutes of the second half with four fouls, but of the Hi-Liners' final eight free throws in the game, Diegel took six.
"I knew those free throws were going to count, so I was thinking, 'I've got to make these. I've got to put them in, separate it, make it so they don't have any last second chance to win the game," Diegel said.

Vikings Sweep Cougars

January 6, 2013

The Valley City State University mens basketball team has spent the entire season adapting to the injuries sustained by various team members.
Friday, in the team's 78-67 win over NCAA Division III's University of Minnesota — Morris, the Vikings were short their tall post player Gus Kuebler, who isn't injured, but had the night off as the team readies for a key stretch of the season.
With Kuebler out of the lineup, VCSU coach Jeff Kaminsky encouraged his guards to help grab rebounds, and more than anyone, senior John Raquel responded.

January 4th

Events Calendar: Jan. 9-April 26, 2013

January 4, 2013

Wednesday, January 9
Story hour will be held at the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Sam Stover will be the guest speaker.

Friday, January 11
Full Nelson Karaoke will be held from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in the Valley City American Legion Club rooms. Must be 21 or older to attend. The event supports Legion Baseball.

Wednesday, January 16
Story hour will be held at the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Avis Ritcher will be the guest speaker.

Friday, January 18

Blonde On The Prairie: The Blonde Warrior

January 4, 2013

This prairie branded me. I used to be just a girl trying to find myself. This prairie gave me a purpose. It wasn’t a planned purpose. I never aspired to be “The Blonde on the Prairie.” In fact –if you would have told me I’d be called that I may have just walked away talking under my breath. Some guy named “Bruce” gave me the name after he printed the first or second column I ever wrote. I only met him once yet the impact he has had on my life is epic. Something like nine years have passed since he first printed that name.

Shooting Range in LEC Closed

January 4, 2013

The City of Valley City has closed the shooting range that was located in the basement of the Law Enforcement Center building, City Administrator David Schelkoph said Thursday.

“We closed it (in December) because we had the Department of Health come in and they did a test; they told us they believe there’s too much lead inside the shooting area,” Schelkoph said. “To be safe rather than sorry we closed it down.”

Area Woman to Celebrate Her 107th Birthday

January 4, 2013

Henrietta Dotting sat in a recliner in her room at the Sheyenne Care Center as she contemplated the significance of turning 107 on Jan. 4. “It’s not a big deal!” she said to her nephew Duane Farnquist.

“It is a big deal!” he replied.

Indeed, Dotting doesn’t attribute her longevity to anything she did or didn’t do. Her mother lived to 94, so it could be biological.

At 106, Dotting is still sharp-minded. Even though her eyesight is nearly gone, she still spends many hours listening to books on tapes through a pair of headphones that Farnquist had to remove.

January 3rd

Top Sports Stories of 2012

January 3, 2013

Editor's note: 2012 was my first full calendar year as a staff member of the Times-Record, and what a year it was. Barnes County saw championships on both the state and national levels, and even the teams that fell just short gave fans a heck of a ride. Although there were too many sports stories to choose from, I worked with other members of the editorial staff to choose this list of 10 biggest happenings in local sports from the last year. With any abbreiviated list, there is sure to be a bit of disagreement.

At Home With Extension: Help Preschool Children Deal With Violence In The Media

January 3, 2013

Preschool children today are surrounded by violence. Much of the violence that children are exposed to is through television and other screen time. According to data from the Nielson Company, pre-schoolers ages two to five spend 32.5 hours a week in front of the television, watching TV, watching shows recorded by DVR, watching DVDs or playing video games.

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