October 9th, 2012
The Valley City State University Planetarium is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and only has a few shows left before campus construction puts it into a nine-month hiatus. In the meantime the university is hoping the planetarium can rekindle some old friendships and start some new ones.
âFriends of the Planetariumâ donate money to help the planetarium operate. Barnes County Museum Curator Wes Anderson teaches a physics course, âPlanetarium Science,â at VCSU and his students put together a new program every year.
Valley City High School drama students arenât only learning how to act in this yearâs production; theyâre also getting a feel for military life. Students are being taught to march properly and may even wear authentic Korean War uniforms.
Drama director Carol Foth said sheâd like to see if area Korean War veterans would be interested in lending their uniforms and other war memorabilia to the school for students to use as costumes and props in their upcoming MASH production.
Elliot Honored for 2nd Straight Week
Valley City State University's Derek Elliott has earned top honors in the Association of Independent Institutions this week as Elliott has been named the Male Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 1-7.
MONTPELIER â By the time Litchville-Marion/Montpelier's Heather Graalum stepped up to the service line in the fifth set of the team's 3-2 win over Barnes County North, she admits there were a few nerves.
Earlier in the night, the Rebels had taken a two set lead in the match but watched a 21-6 lead in the third disappear as the Bison found their groove and evened it out at two sets each.
But after BCN's Maggie Beddow hit one into the net early in the fifth, giving Graalum the serve and 4-3 lead, the senior was focused primarily on keeping it in.
MILNOR, N.D. â Maple Valley/Enderlin football coach Brett Kapaun expected "a dogfight" Friday against Milnor/North Sargent, but what he got was completely unexpected.
Instead of a close fight to the finish, the previously-undefeated Falcons fell 28-6 to a feisty Bulldog squad that put together 20 points in the second half.
It was an outcome that left both coaches shocked..
"Watching Enderlin/Maple Valley against Northern Cass last week we knew the type of team they had but I never imagined a 28-6 spread," MNS coach Eric Olson said.
FARGO â All season long, the Valley City football team has been one of the state's most dominant defensive teams, limiting opponents to an average of less than two touchdowns per game.
Friday night's game with Fargo Shanley was no different, as the Hi-Liner defense stopped nearly everything the defending state runner-up threw at it.
The only miscue came on a 90-yard reverse to the left side by Danny Stasch. It was the play that made the difference as the Hi-Liners fell 6-0 to the No. 2 ranked Deacons.
FARGO â In its run for a national championship last year, the North Dakota State University football team had only one hiccup â a 27-24 home loss to Youngstown (Ohio) State.
Saturday the No. 3 ranked Peguins again waddled into the Fargodome, but this year, it ended a bit differently. Instead, the top-ranked Bison got timely plays all over the field in a 48-7 rout.
"This one surprised me," NDSU coach Craig Bohl said after the game. "I felt like if we played well, we matched up with them, but nothing of this magnitude."
The Southeast Region of the North Dakota Highway Patrol is keeping up with troopers in the oil patch when comparing overloaded truck citations issued this year compared to last year.
The agency said it had handed out more overload fees from January, 2012, through September than it had in all of 2011. While many of those citations were written in the bustling Bakken Oil Field, the rest of the state as seen some âheavy trafficâ as well.
Earl Kramer got quite the birthday gift this year when he traveled to Canada to pick up a mounted bear that he shot on his birthday in June last year.
After waiting an entire year to get the rare cinnamon-colored black bear in a full-body mount, Kramer finally got to see his prize on his birthday this year.
The bear, which stands up with one paw in the air and on top of a tree trunk stand, is displayed in a picture window in Kramerâs house in Rogers.
The National Rifle Association recently endorsed both Republican Dwight Kiefert for the North Dakota District 24 House of Representatives and Democratic North Dakota U.S. House Candidate Pam Gulleson.
According to the NRA, Kiefert has received the NRAâs âAQâ rating for being a pro-gun/pro hunting candidate who supports the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. âThe NRA appreciates Dwightâs enthusiasm for the Second Amendment and the attention to firearm-related issues.â
Kiefert is a member of the NRA and is an avid hunter. He enjoys being involved with teaching youth gun safety.