January 29th, 2013
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Barnes County students prepare for annual Spelling Bee on Feb. 4th at VCSU.
The 35th Annual Barnes County Spelling Bee will be held on Feb 4th at Valley City State Universityâ€™s Student Center.
Area schools will have a top speller competing in each of the two divisions: grades 5-6, Division II and grades 7-8, Division III. Barnes County spellers will compete in a written and an oral section. The top two spellers overall will represent Barnes County on March 22nd at the ND State Spelling Bee in Bismarck.
Greetings everyone! I hope this finds you doing well with the weather Mother Nature has dealt us. On the bright side, the amount of day light is getting longer each day!
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) has issued a Travel Alert for the southeast region of North Dakota including the cities of Jamestown, Valley City, Fargo, Wahpeton, Lisbon, Edgeley, Ellendale and surrounding areas due to bands of heavy snow creating snow covered roadways, icy conditions and reduced visibility. Conditions are such that motorists can still travel in these areas, but should be advised that conditions could change rapidly in the evening hours.
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FAIRFAX, Va. â€“ The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action conducted a national poll of its members and found near unanimity among NRA members on a wide range of issues involving mental health reform and firearm rights.
Gun control advocates including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as various media outlets, have released data claiming to represent the views of NRA members, despite the fact that none of those surveys had access to the NRAâ€™s membership list.
Barnes County North Senior MaKenzie Krueger, a student from the West Campus, was awarded a Kindle Fire by the schoolâ€™s Title I Reading Committee Jan. 22 for earning 2,500 Accelerated Reader points.
Principal Joan Klein said Friday she figures Krueger had to read between 250 and 300 books in order to win the device, which can be used for reading books along with accessing the Internet.
Attorney Carl Martineck is the new Barnes County Assistant Stateâ€™s Attorney, replacing Brad Cruff, who left the stateâ€™s attorneyâ€™s office after being elected Judge of Southeast District Court Eight in Wahpeton.
Martineck practiced law in Valley City for the past few years specializing in real estate, family law, custody, divorce, wills and trust, and criminal defense as the court-appointed attorney for the district court.
Since coach Jeff Kaminsky took charge of the Valley City State University mens basketball team in 2005, the Vikings have prided themselves on defense.
While the defense was plentiful Saturday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse, it was the offense that never seemed to rest as the No. 24 Vikings had a 111-61 win over Oglala Lakota (S.D.) College.
It was the highest-scoring game the Vikings have had since a 99-56 home win against Trinity Bible College last season and the first time the Vikings have broken the 100-point mark since the 2004-2005 season-opener.
TOWER CITY â€” It may be almost February, but the Maple Valley girls basketball hasn't had much of a chance to see teams from its district.
Friday in Tower City, the No. 4 Raiders got a reminder of the challenge ahead in a 70-51 win over Oak Grove.
Despite leading by at least nine points at the end of each of the three quarters, the Raiders got little breathing room as the Grovers constantly worked to narrow the lead, which resulted in one tie in the third quarter, but no lead changes.
E-mail scams are prolific in North Dakota and have begun showing up on police and sheriffâ€™s reports in Valley City and Barnes County.
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The 2013 Snow Week Royalty at Valley City High School are (left to right, back to front): Devon Liljenquist, Kyle Knutson, Steven Horner, Cassidy Wendler, Destiny Winkler and Michaela Scherr.
Activities for Snow Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, include a hallway decorating contest and pep rally with coronation at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.