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December 12th

Hazardous Fire on I-94

December 12, 2012

The Barnes County Sheriff’s Department, Valley City Fire Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a truck fire that contained hazardous, radioactive material Monday at about 3 p.m. on exit 298 on Interstate 94.

Barnes County Sheriff’s Deputy Don Fiebiger, who was at the scene, said flames were coming out of the brakes, which had overheated, and the truck driver had put the fire out himself. The fire department responded just to cool off the brake drums.

Pedersen Honored By V-500 Board

December 12, 2012

The V-500 Board of Directors held its annual Recognition Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 8 on the Valley City State University campus
V-500 is a scholarship program founded in 1972 by a group of people who realized the importance of scholarship support for Valley City State University students.

A highlight of the dinner was Dean Pedersen receiving the first volunteer of the year award given out by the V-500 board.

Pedersen said he was honored because “I got the most referrals” for people interested in helping the scholarship program.

Domestic Abuse, Surprising Stats

December 12, 2012

In Barnes County last year 720 people were victims of abuse. A total of 783 people in Barnes and surrounding counties. Of those, 638 adults and 38 children were victims of domestic violence. Another 31 adults were victims of sexual assault and 82 adults were victims of other types of abuse including terrorizing, assault, stalking, menacing and harassment According to the Abused Persons Outreach Center, Inc.

And those are just the cases that are reported. According to Michelle Grebel of the APOC domestic abuse is a silent crime because it’s so under-reported.

December 11th

VCHS Routs GCC in BCT Opener

December 12, 2012

After losing its first game of the year to Wahpeton Friday, the Valley City High School boys basketball team was determined to come out strong in the opening game of the Barnes County Tournament Tuesday at W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse.
The Vikings did just that, beating Griggs County Central 66-40 in the opening game of the tournament.

Maple Valley Takes 1st Step in BCT Three-Peat

December 12, 2012

For the Maple Valley High School boys basketball team, the 2012 Barnes County Tournament isn’t just about winning a title as much. Rather, the Raiders are defending a legacy after winning the championship the last two years.
Tuesday at Osmon Fieldhouse the Raiders had a successful start to the 2012 tournament, beating Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page 65-36 in the tournament’s opening contest.
“We want to be back in that championship game on Saturday night, and that’s what we talked about,” Maple Valley coach Jay Kocka said. “Step one is complete, step two will be Thursday.”

VC Parks and Rec Seeks Board Member

December 11, 2012

The Valley City Parks and Recreation District is looking for people interested in a seat on the district board opened up by the resignation of a member.

Taylor Jacobson, district director, said “a Parks and Recreation District board member resigned, and we’re looking for letters of interest by people wanting to fill it.”

Jacobson said the appointment to the open position will run through June of 2014.

Jacobson said the seat was held by Brent Gustafson, who resigned because he moved outside city limits.

APOC, School Kids Plan Unique Project

December 11, 2012

The Abused Persons Outreach Center, Inc. in Valley City needs toilet paper to give to families in need, and second-graders at Jefferson Elementary School hope to collect enough of it to build a Christmas tree at the school on December 18.

Assuming each student brings in one roll of toilet paper, the tree could include 111 rolls.

Rabid Cat Found in Jamestown

December 11, 2012

People who may have been exposed to a rabid cat in Jamestown last month should contact the North Dakota State Department of Health.

The cat was found Nov. 30 by local animal control authorities close to the Tesoro gas station at 2015 Eighth Avenue S.W. in Jamestown. The adult female cat was an orange and white tabby with long hair and was declawed.
The cat tested positive for rabies at the North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Laboratory Services on Dec. 6.

VC Christmas Bird Count Starts Dec. 19

December 11, 2012

Valley City’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Valley City Wetland Management District office is looking for Valley City and Barnes County residents to participate in a Christmas Bird Count Wednesday, Dec. 19, said Terry Gwilliams, range technician.

December 10th

VCHS Girls Outlast Wahpeton in Season Opener

December 10, 2012

For the first game of the season, it had the feel and intensity of a playoff game. Wahpeton guard Lachelle Bumgarner shot the lights out with 38 points, but Valley City didn't back down. Four Hi-Liners scored in double digits as Valley City escaped with a 83-78 road win Saturday afternoon in double overtime.
" It would have been a long week to lose tonight, especially a game like this. This is a huge boost," Valley City coach Jim McDaniel said. "(It was) a very exciting game. I wasn't expecting to go a couple of overtimes."

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