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January 23rd, 2013

County Holds Regular Meeting

January 23, 2013

The Barnes County Commission approved allowing Theresa Will, Executive of City-County Health, to purchase new video conferencing equipment using funds from the Center for Disease Control for the City-County Health Department during its regular meeting on Tuesday.

According to one of the CDC’s stipulations, equipment purchased with CDC funds can only be used by the health department. Currently, other departments use the equipment including the Barnes County office of the North Dakota State University Extension Service.

January 22nd

Jan. 23 Local Digest

January 23, 2013

VCSU Women Drop in NAIA Poll
The Valley City State University womens basketball team dropped 12 spots in the sixth NAIA Division II womens basketball coaches' poll, released Tuesday.
The Vikings are ranked No. 25 in the new poll, down from No. 13 last week.
They trail in-state opponent in the rankings, including Jamestown College (No. 14) and Mayville State (No. 20), which earned its first national ranking since the 2007-2008 season.

Full poll
1. Indiana Wesleyan 21-1
2. Concordia (Neb.) 18-2
3. Morningside (Iowa) 18-4
4. College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 17-3
5. Eastern Oregon 21-2

VCHS Seniors Undem, Horner Look Strong in Final Home Matches

January 23, 2013

Quick results:
Red River 46, Valley City 21
106: Cole McGough, VC, def. Trey Larimer 7-0; 113: Rodell Johnson, RR, pinned Logan Erlandson, 1:33; 120: Jakob Ashline, VC, won by decision, 15-10; 126: Sean Murphy, RR, pinned Jonathon Langer :53.
132: Chase Christian, RR, pinned Jake Tangen 1:36; 138: Mark Miller, VC, def. Malek Larimer 5-2; 145: Gunar Hanevold, RR, major dec. Evan Carroll 17-3; 152: Shane Undem, VC, pinned Ben Trenne, 4:35.

December Blood Drive Successful

January 22, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

Valley City blood drive coordinator Pastor Dan Forsberg and the Trinity Lutheran Church have sponsored a successful blood drive. The two-day drive held in Valley City on Dec. 20 and 21 saw 94 people volunteer to donate blood and 83 were able to give. Twenty-eight people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 111 products were collected. One of the donors gave blood for the first time.

Education News: Spelling Bee, Math Counts and College Honors

January 22, 2013

Students Compete in Spelling Bee
Special to the Times-Record
Five junior high students qualified in the semi-final round to participate in the 2013 school spelling bee finals held at VCJHS on Wednesday, January 16.  Left to right:  Haley Jensen, Kristina Haugtvedt, Annie Fitzell, Abby Lemnus, and Wanita Warcken.  7th Grader Abby Lemnus (second to right) was the runner-up, and Wanita Warcken (far right) was the school champion. Wanita will advance to the county spelling bee at VCSU on February 4th.

Area Students to Compete in MATHCOUNTS
Special to the Times-Record

VC Hosts Legislative Forum

January 22, 2013

Gun rights, school security, and agricultural property taxes were but some of the hot topics discussed Saturday at a legislator’s forum at Valley City High School.

January 21st

Feir and Wit: Entering the Age of Wedding Bells

January 21, 2013

I have entered the age of wedding bells and save-the-dates. I’m not exaggerating when I say a new engagement comes to my attention almost daily.

I think the main reason this stuns me is because of the recently outdated trend of the majority of the population waiting until they’re nearly 30 to get hitched. That’s not old, by any means, but it’s years later in life than when most couples started their lives together in previous generations.

The Legacy Place Continues Growth

January 21, 2013

The Legacy Place, an assisted living facility in Valley City, has hired two part-time nurses as an effort to increase their nursing staff, business manager Cami Hendrickson said.

To accommodate for growth and better serve its residents, The Legacy Place, owned by Paul and Tanya Diegel, has reorganized staff internally and is seeking new staff.

Wendi Johnston, licensed practical nurse, is a recent graduate from Bismarck State College who had previously worked at the Anne Carlson Center in Jamestown.

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

January 21, 2013

Bonnie Jo Hanson/Times-Record
More than 150 athletes from around the state converged on Valley City for the Special Olympics Winter Games on Friday and Saturday. Athletes were led into the Valley City Auditorium for the opening ceremony Friday by local law enforcement and firefighters. Look for more on the Special Olympics Tuesday in the Times-Record.

SPECIAL NOTE: Be sure to check out our website and Facebook page for additional coverage of the Special Olympics and participants!

Folk Singer Visits Jefferson

January 21, 2013

The library at Jefferson Elementary School was packed with excited kindergartners and first-graders as they waited for folk singer-songwriter Dennis Warner to start his first song.

“Inch by inch, row. Gonna make this garden grow.” he sang as the children chimed in.

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