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February 5th, 2013

VCHS Boys Lose to No. 1 Roughriders

February 6, 2013

The Valley City High School boys basketball team has had its ups and downs this season, with many of the peaks and valleys related to the team's shooting percentage.
It remained the case Tuesday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, where the Hi-Liners struggled to find much of an offensive rhythm in an 82-42 loss to No. 1-ranked Red River.

2-6-13 Local Digest

February 6, 2013

Local Digest:

VCSU Basketball Travels to Jamestown
The Valley City State University basketball teams continue their rivalry with Jamestown today at the Jamestown Civic Center.
The No. 19 Vikings and Jimmies play starting at 5:30 p.m., when the women's game tips off. The mens game starts at 7:30 p.m.
The mens teams from the schools have split the season series at 1-1 this year, with Valley City winning at home last week. The Viking women lost 81-64 to the Jimmies last week in their only meeting of the season.

Rock-n-Roll At Jefferson Elementary

February 5, 2013

Rock-n-roll was the theme of the third-grade concert at Jefferson Elementary School on Monday. Students entertained a crowd with renditions of classic rock-n-roll music and even featured an appearance by “Elvis.”

Health Department Educates About Booster Seats

February 5, 2013

During Child Passenger Safety Month in February, North Dakota elementary school children and their parents will be receiving life-saving information about child passenger safety best practices through their local law enforcement and public health agencies. The students will also be receiving information about the “Ready? Safe? Go!” campaign. This campaign teaches children to ask themselves if they are traveling in the safest way possible – buckled up correctly in the back seat.

Elementary Schools Celebrate Kindness

February 5, 2013

Jefferson and Washington Elementary Schools will celebrate Kindness Week from Monday, Feb. 11 to Friday, Feb. 15.

Organized by elementary counselor Vanessa Kocka, Kindness Week is a way for kids to understand that “kindness is empathy, compassion and human connection; it’s a smile or a comforting word. The smallest gesture can brighten a dark day or ease a heavy burden,” according to the Valley City Public Schools newsletter.

BC Students Head to Spelling Bee

February 5, 2013

Special to the Times-Record

Barnes County students prepare for the annual Spelling Bee on Feb. 4 at Valley City State University.

The 35th Annual Barnes County Spelling Bee will be held on Feb 4th at Valley City State University’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.

February 4th

JHS Hockey Hosting Relay For Life Fundraiser

February 4, 2013

In the last few years, the Jamestown High School girls hockey team, which has several players from Valley City, has worked to help Relay for Life, and tomorrow night the team kicks off its latest fundraising effort when it hosts a week-long community scavenger hunt.
The hunt will kick off on Wednesday and will end with teams bringing their items in on Feb. 13 at the Eagles Arena Hockey Rink in Jamestown.

Feir and Wit: Common Misconceptions About Homeschooling

February 4, 2013

There’s a common misconception that every home-schooled child belongs to an Amish sect, baking bread for their lunch with grain they milled themselves. They ride their horse-drawn buggies to town with their parents and eight siblings as they hide behind the brim of their bonnets and shun society.

Modern puritanical bliss.

Yes, I may have had an affinity for prairie-style skirts at one point in my life, but it surely wasn’t my mother’s doing. I blame Laura Ingalls Wilder for that.

I was homeschooled until eighth grade.

Whoever Can Come Band Jams Regularly

February 4, 2013

The Whoever Can Come Band played in one of their many jam sessions Saturday at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum. The band, as the name suggests, allows whoever can come to jam with them every other Saturday.

“It’s just a group of people that get together because they enjoy having jam sessions with each other, just jamming and playing music,” coordinator Mel Olstad said. “It’s been in existence for a number of years now, I would guess probably at least a dozen years.”

VC American Cancer Society Gala March 16

February 4, 2013

For the first time, Valley City’s Eagle Aerie will host a special event to benefit the American Cancer Society – the “Here Comes The Sun, Tonight’s Dream .. Tomorrow’s Hope Gala, said Rod Grafing, one of the organizers.

Grafing said the event is scheduled to run 6:30 p.m. to midnight March 16.

Hilde van Gijssel, the main planner for the event, said Friday, “Barnes County has long been hosting the Relay for Life and Daffodil Days, and over the last couple of years we figured there was space in this town to do something different (along with both traditional events).”

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