September 19th, 2013
Valley City High School has events planned all next week for its homecoming. Angela Van Bruggen, VCHS student council advisor, encourages the community to come out and celebrate their Hi-Liner pride.
New this year is a community pep fest and coronation Monday night at 7:15 p.m. at the Hi-Liner Activity Center. The free community event will consist of the pep band, cheerleaders and dance team followed by a ceremony featuring the VCHS Concert Choir to crown the 2013 homecoming king and queen.
Valley City tennis (1-5 EDC, 1-6 overall) hosted Fargo Davies (1-5, 1-7) on Tuesday in a duel for the seventh seed in the Regional Tournament.
Davies took the match, 7-2, to draw even with Fargo North for the sixth spot.
"This loss means that regardless of the result of our last EDC match at Shanley on Thursday, we will be the 8th seed," Hi-Liner Tennis Head Coach Matt Nielson said. "Wahpeton is the 9th seed, and will come play us in a play-in match on Monday, with the winners moving onto regionals in Fargo that Thursday (Sept. 26) and the loser's team season ending."
A Valley City man has been arrested and charged with gross sexual imposition.
Timothy Tucker, 30, was arrested on Sept. 10 for the Sept 5 incident that involved a female under 15, according to Barnes County State's Attorney Lee Grossman.
Tucker, who was arrested by Valley City Police, is held in the Barnes County Correctional Facility on $10,000 bond. His next court date will be Oct. 12.
A new club, Diversity @ VCSU, held its first event related to diversity and inclusion Monday afternoon. In an effort to promote and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Abel Turrubiates, native of Mexico, gave a presentation on Mexican Independence Day in Valley City State University's Skoal Room.
The event, open to students and the community, was the first of many planned over the next two semesters. VCSU hired diversity and inclusion coordinator Nadja Johnson early this year to educate students on various cultures throughout the world and help students of all diversities feel included.
Barnes County is one of 10 Parent Resource Centers in North Dakota, with County Extension offering parenting classes to help families deal with difficult issues.
Amy Tichy, PRC coordinator for Barnes County told Barnes County commissioners Tuesday classes including â€śCrossroads of Parenting and Divorce,â€ť a Family Art Hour and a 16 week program targeting families at high risk for child abuse and neglect are being offered.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County Commissioners have rejected a proposed new campground off Barnes County 21 near Lake Ashtabula, in hopes Scott Cole can reach an agreement with neighbors.
Commissioners rejected the plan for a campground with space for about 20 units after about six Getchell Township residents said they were uncomfortable with the proposal.
Commissioners voted 1-4 against the plan, with Rodger Berntson voting in favor.
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City State University will induct three individuals and three teams into the Viking Hall of Fame on Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 4-6.
Brent Lick, Robert Maresh and Terry Corwin are among the 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees, along with the 1958 football team and the 1981 and 1982 baseball teams.
Players and teams will be inducted during the VCSU Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, Oct. 4, at the VCSU Student Center. A meet and greet social will begin at 5 p.m., with the banquet at 6 p.m. Tickets to the banquet can be purchased for $20 by calling the Viking athletic office, 701-845-7160.
Valley City State University opened the inaugural NSAA fall baseball season with a split Sunday at Charlie Brown Field.
The Vikings dropped a 6-0 contest to Mayville State in their first game of the season, but bounced back with a 9-0 shutout of Presentation College in the day's second game.
The games count towards VCSU's record for the 2014 season.
Viking junior Shane Ost finished in the top ten for the fourth time this season with a 152 overall, his third straight Top 5 finish dating back to last year.
Sophomore Ben Sorenson made the Top 10 for the fourth time as well with a 155 overall.
Senior Casey Colemer made his first top-ten finish with a 157, his best score of the year.
Sophomore Haley Christofferson notched her third consecutive Top 10 finish as well.
Hi-Liner golf hit the road for the Shanley Invite at the par-72 Fargo Country Club on Monday.
Fargo Davies won the tournament with a team score of 346. Kathleen Marsh from Davies medaled with a 76.
Valley City junior Kassidy Ronningen and senior Saidee Oberlander shot 105s, senior Sara Gilbertson a 108, Rachel Schueneman a 120 and Mikayla Gustafson 127.
Eighth-grader Abby Lemnus, sophomore Abby Ingstad and seventh-grader played at the par-3 course in JV action.
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.