September 18th, 2012
Special to the Times-Record
Members of the Red Knights of North Dakota Chapter 1 gather Sunday at the Valley City Fire Department for the motorcycle clubâ€™s annual 911 Run. The club, made up of firefighters from Barnes County and the surrounding area, raises money for those in need from its annual ride close to Sept. 11. The 911 ride takes place annually, and this yearâ€™s event took place Sept. 16.
Valley City Public Schools want parents to know there is another useful weapon in the fight against teen substance abuse.
A link to Parents LEAD (Listen, Educate, Ask and Discuss), a website for parents who worry about their child drinking alcohol or using drugs, was recently sent in an email to parents.
Veterans from the 164 Infantry Association gathered in Valley City last weekend for its annual reunion.
Veterans and their families from the 164 Infantry National Guard, who fought in World War II and the Korean War, enjoyed a weekend of visiting, musical entertainment and food.
The event began Friday with registration and a social at the Veteranâ€™s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Club.
A supper and dance was held at the VFW on Friday evening, and Saturdayâ€™s events, including a meeting, memorial service and banquet, were held at the Senior Center, American Legion and VFW.
The Democratic candidate for the North Dakota Governorâ€™s Office, Ryan Taylor, made a campaign stop at the Valley City Times-Record last week.
Early in the season, the Maple Valley High School volleyball team has been on a roll behind a bevy of returning starters from last season.
Saturday, the Raiders continued their success with a third place finish in Saturday's Valley City Optimist Club volleyball tournament.
The Raiders went 3-0-3 to win the tournament's C pool, before losing 26-24, 25-11 to Central Cass in the championship semifinal.
The tournament, which used multiple gymnasiums at Valley City Junior/Senior High School and the Valley City Rec. Center, lasted all day Saturday and hosted 21 teams from both Class A and B.
WIMBLEDON â€” The Valley City High School football team knew entering the season that their biggest strength would be their defense.
It's the side of the team that retained the most experience from last season, and Friday night, it was a side that coach Scott Roehrich avoided over-coaching.
"I let the kids just play," he said. "I never stunted (them) very much tonight, I just lined them up and let them play football, let them do the things they're coached, and when you've got a veteran crew, sometimes you can do that.
LAMOURE, N.D. â€“ Early in Friday's homecoming game with Edgeley/Kulm, LaMoure/Litchville-Marion football coach Andy DelaBarra just wanted his team to set the pace of the game.
And from the opening play of the game, the Loboes did just that, scoring just over a minute into the game on a 30-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jared Meiklejohn to sophomore running back Anthony Olson.
Whether they used wood or pine needles, paint or fabric, staff and tenants at The Legacy Place showed off their artistic abilities in a variety of techniques Friday during an â€śArt for the Agesâ€ť art exhibit open house.
The show consisted of a variety of artwork made by tenants and staff of The Legacy Place, an assisted living facility in Valley City.
Harmonica music echoed in the background as visitors viewed paintings, afghans, cookbooks, ceramics, crewel stitching, woodwork, crochet and pine needle artwork.
It has been weeks since the new press boxes have been mounted on the stands at Hannah Field, the home of the Valley City Hi-Liners. The boxes were built by students at the Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Tech Center as a project for last yearâ€™s construction class, and at the SVACTC Board meeting, Director Jeff Bopp said they are not done with them yet.
â€śWeâ€™ll be doing another small project there,â€ť Bopp said.
A representative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said that Valley City Public Schools has not only successfully positioned itself for new federal guidelines for school meals, but that the schoolâ€™s new wellness policy and other initiatives go above and beyond what the government expects from a school lunch program.
â€śWhere were you when my kids were in school?â€ť USDA Regional Special Nutrition Programs Director Darlene Sanchez asked VCPS Food Service Director Sue Milender.