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October 16th, 2012

District 24 Dems Hold Roundup

October 16, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

The District 24 Democrats held their annual Fall Roundup Friday evening at the VFW Club in Valley City.

The Democratic-NPL evening featured a meal, live auction and silent auction. Special recognition was paid to retiring District 24 Representatives Phil Mueller and Ralph Metcalf.

Larry Robinson, State Senator, said, “Ralph Metcalf and Phil Muller served with distinction in the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Tractor Fire Kills Man in Litchville

October 16, 2012

A weekend tractor fire in Barnes County killed an 87-year-old rural Litchville man, said Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin Monday afternoon.

McClaflin said that Wesley Ten Pas was burning a slough Saturday when the flames grew out of control and burned the tractor he was driving. “His tractor caught on fire, he tried to put it out, and the fire overtook him,” McClaflin said.

Ten Pas was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he died from his burns, McClaflin said.

Students Invited to ‘Secrets of the Sheyenne’ on Sat.

October 16, 2012

Students in grades 4-6 and their parents are encouraged to spend Saturday afternoon discovering the river that runs through Valley City.

Participants will learn about where the water of the Sheyenne River comes from, where it goes and the creatures that call it home.

October 15th

MVE Football Wins 1st Region 1 title

October 15, 2012

ENDERLIN — During the final few drives of Fridays' 20-14 win over Oakes, Maple Valley/Enderlin football coach Brett Kapaun was okay with giving the visiting Tornadoes a few extra points, so long as the Falcons left with the win.
He told his team to simply "bend, don't break."
Though the Falcons were bent about as far as they could go, defending the end zone from their own two-yard line with 37 seconds left, they didn't break, forcing and recovering a fumble in the redzone to keep the Tornadoes from scoring what would have likely been the game-winning points.

Cortez's Kicks Key in VCSU Football win

October 15, 2012

The Valley City State football team picked up its fifth win of the season Saturday, beating NCAA Division III opponent Gustavus Adolphus College 16-0 in St. Peter, Minn.
The Vikings got the win behind solid defense, as well as key kicks from Thomas Cortez, whose leg accounted for 10 of the Vikings' 16 points.
VCSU scored on the opening drive of the game, getting behind a solid run game from Taylor Cino and Derek Elliot.
The drive ate up nearly five minutes of the clock, ending on a 31-yard field goal by Cortez.

10-15 Local Digest

October 15, 2012

Correction
A photo caption in the Oct. 10 edition had the wrong names listed for two people in the photo in the 1971-1973 Mens Golf team. In the article regarding the VCSU Hall of Fame Inductees, golfer Jim Vandrovec is pictured on the far left of the team photo. His twin brother, Joe, is third from the left in the photo.

VCSU Basketball Hosting Alumni Games
With the regular season only weeks away, the Valley City State University basketball teams will be hosting alumni games.

Federal F&W Urge Visits to Wildlife Refuges

October 15, 2012

A federal push is underway this week to encourage people to visit national wildlife refuges during National Wildlife Refuge Week. From Oct. 14 - 20, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants citizens to celebrate America’s wildlife heritage, and see what wildlife refuges are doing to conserve it.
 
“National wildlife refuges play a crucial role in conserving America’s wildlife legacy,” says U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe in a news release. “Refuges also play important roles in human communities.

BC Getting $93K for Flood Recovery

October 15, 2012

Barnes County has been awarded a Housing Rehabilitation and Citizen Retention Grant designed to help various communities and residents to recover from the 2011 flood disaster in North Dakota, said Kimberly Franklin, director of Barnes County Emergency Management.

Barnes County has been allocated $93,000 to assist homeowners to rehabilitate their flood damaged homes.

Barnes County Commissioner Cindy Schwehr said Franklin had notified her the county received the grant.

Supporters of ND Measure 5 Strike Back

October 15, 2012

Supporters of Measure 5 released a list of crimes against animals in the state in response to critics of the measure that would strengthen the legal penalties in cases of animal cruelty.

“Across the country—everywhere but North Dakota and South Dakota—the worst acts of cruelty to dogs, cats and horses are considered felonies, yet these vicious crimes happen here, too,” said Karen Thunshelle, campaign manager for North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty.

October 12th

Muskie Fish Program a Go

October 12, 2012

Some monsters may soon be returning to local waters.

The National Fish Hatchery near Valley City is in the process of relaunching the state’s muskie (muskellunge) program. Muskies are the largest member of the pike family, typically growing from 30 to 50 inches long.

“The rebuilding of that program is in its infancy,” said fish hatchery director Kurt Eversman.

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