May 1st, 2012
The Hi-Liners donned their dapperest duds for the 2012 Valley City High School Awards Banquet in the VCHS Theater in the high school on Monday night.
The evening saw several dozen students receive awards and scholarships and the induction of members in to the National Honor Society and the Minerva Chapter of the National Honor Society.
The city of Valley City has narrowed their search for a new Chief of Police to three out-of-state and two local candidates, according to City Administrator and hiring committee member David Schelkopf. Mark McDonald, Doug Kiefert, Fred Thompson, Patricia Nowak and Ryan Evans have been selected for final in-person interviews to take place from May 8 to 15.
â€śAny one of the people on this list would be a fine candidate for Valley City,â€ť Schelkopf said. â€śNow we just have to drill them and pick the best one.â€ť
Valley City High School senior Paul Viland, pictured during a home meet earlier this month, was one of two Hi-Liners to qualify for state at the Shanley Invitational Friday in Moorhead, Minn. Viland posted a personal best of 12 feet, six inches in the pole vault to qualify. Jenna Jacob, who had previously qualified in the 4x100 meter relay and the 100 dash, qualified in the 200 with a time of 26.84 seconds.
Weekend games postponed
Multiple Valley City High School teams had games postponed due to bad weather Friday.
The weather affected a home softball game with Maple Valley/Enderlin, a home tennis match with Grand Forks Central and a road baseball game against against Fargo North.
As of Sunday, the baseball and softball games were still awaiting a make-up date. The tennis match will be played today at 3:30 p.m.
Home games today
The VCHS tennis and baseball teams are at home today.
The tennis team plays a match with Grand Forks Central at 3:30 p.m., which was rescheduled from Friday.
The Valley City State University softball season ended with a 5-2 loss to Jamestown College in an elimination game Sunday at the the last Dakota Athletic Conference Tournament in Mayville.
Jamestown College jumped out to a 4-0 lead, scoring two in the top of the second and fourth before Cyndi Figol got the Vikings on the board with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth. The Vikings later pushed across one more runner. Jamestown added one more in the top of the seventh inning.
Rachel Goerke officially opened Sophia Ann Photography in September 2011 after moving to Valley City from California, and is looking to make a name for herself in the portrait business. But whose name is it?
â€śSophia was the first cat I ever owned, and Iâ€™ve always loved that name,â€ť Goerke said. â€śAnd my middle name is Ann, so I thought weâ€™d do something fun and cute.â€ť
Originally from the East Bay area, an hour inland from San Francisco, Goerke was studying to be pre-med with dreams of becoming a pediatrician, but found a different path calling her.
The North Dakota State Board of University and School Lands, also referred to as the State Land Board, approved $25.6 million for statewide flood recovery projects in nine counties, with $500,000 of that going to 10 projects in Barnes County.
â€śThese state grants are an important part of our on-going work to help communities and rural areas across our state recover from last yearâ€™s major flood events,â€ť said Gov. Jack Dalrymple, chair of the State Land Board, in a news release. â€śWe will not waiver in our commitment to help meet these changes.â€ť
The June 12 city election will see five candidates vying for two City Commissioner seats vacated by George Dutton and Jon Wagar. This week, the T-R will interview all five candidates to provide a better look at those seeking office and their take on the issues facing Valley City.
Going alphabetically, the first interviewee is candidate Bob Drake.
Occupation: Restauranteur for 40 years, lived in Valley City for 22 years
Education: High school, Delta College for 2 years
Family: Wife Tammy, seven sons and daughters and four grandkids.
West Fargo 9
Valley City 0
1. Kierstin Lorenz lost to Sammie Smith
2. Clarissa Olson lost to Kaylee Stock
3. Sara Gilbertson lost to Sarina Olson
4. Sam Coit lost to Katie Baasch
5. Arelle Krueger lost to Brookke Christenson
6. Kristin Nelson lost Mackenzie Tucker
1. Lorenz/Olson lost to Olson/Stock
2. Gilbertson/Coit lost to Smith/Baasch
3. Krueger/Jessica Gylden lost to Christenson/Karyn Binde
Thoughts from coach Matt Nielson:
8th grade girls
1) Aberdeen ............................ 178
2) Jamestown ......................... 127
3) Valley City ............................ 81
4) Lisbon ................................... 57
5) PBK ...................................... 37
6) Barnes Co North .................. 33
7) Maple Valley â€“ Enderlin ....... 30
8) Montpelier .............................. 0
GIRLS 100 METER DASH
1 Jordan Thomas â€“ PBK 13.15
2 Madison Barnes â€“ Jam 13.56
3 Lindi Chadwick â€“ Jam 13.72
4 Brienne Roehrich â€“ VC 13.78
5 Megan Orr â€“ Jam 13.78
6 Kiana Bakalar â€“ MVE 14.05