November 16th, 2012
Those looking to score discounts and deals for holiday shopping have plenty of options as retailers across the nation open earlier and have bigger sales on Black Friday, the notorious Friday after Thanksgiving. But scoring deals on what is deemed the biggest shopping day of the year often requires camping out and rising before the sun.
The Valley City Public Schools school board discussed how special education services are paid and how the costs could be shared more equitably among a group of schools that share special education services at its regular meeting on Tuesday.
Currently, special education services, including services for blind and hearing impaired, are provided by the Sheyenne Valley Special Education Unit. VCPS partners with five other school districts; Oakes, Maple Valley, North Central/Wimbledon/Spiritwood, Hope and Page, to provide special education services.
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By Scott Schlaufman
As a fan who once sat in the seats of arenas in North Carolina watching wrestlers such as Ric Flair, Sting, Magnum T.A. and tag teams like the Rock 'n' Roll Express, "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels knows the value of a live event.
"Those matches for me, that's what made me love wrestling so much, is watching these guys live and in color, do their thing," Daniels, a wrestler for Nashville-based Total Nonstop Action Wrestling said by phone Tuesday.
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Throughout the years, professional wrestling has seen its share of face paint, whether on icons such as Sting, the Ultimate Warrior, or even the legendary Legion of Doom tag team.
But nobody in the business has taken it to the level that former WWE World Heavyweight and current Total Nonstop Action World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy has.
Every night before he gets in the TNA ring, Hardy, 35, uses his face to create his latest artistic creation, giving each audience a look to remember him by.
For the first 20 minutes of the Valley City State University women's basketball team's game with St. Cloud State Wednesday at W.E. Osmon Field house, the Vikings struggled at times against a tough Huskie defense, but never let the game get out of hand, even mounting a story run to keep it close at halftime in the 70-45 loss.
But in the second half of the exhibition for the Vikings, which has no effect on the team's win-loss record, the pressure finally got to them.
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Band and Choir students from area high schools gathered for the Barnes County Music Festival. After working together for a day, the students combined for band and choir concerts.
The DECA store at Valley City High School is the place to purchase everything Hi-Liner including clothing, outerwear, and accessories.
According to DECA advisor Scott Hurlimann, who teaches business at VCHS, students are involved with running the store from helping to choose what Hi-Liner merchandise to feature, to operating the business during activities and one day a month.
An Ottertail Power employee with strong links to Valley City is helping restore power to portions of New York state pummeled by Superstorm Sandy.
Brad Weninger of Carrington is the husband of Valley City native Lisa Weninger, said his father-in-law, Louie Nicoli of Valley City.
Lisa, a registered nurse with Foster County Public Health, said Wednesday her husband left for Long Island, N.Y., Nov. 2 with a group of 16 to 18 Ottertail Power volunteer employees to help restore power to vast areas of the state affected by the storm.
Brad works for the Ottertail Power office in Jamestown.
As a member of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America), Our Saviorâ€™s Lutheran Church in Valley City participates in many mission projects that benefit people in developing countries.
One group, called The Good Samaritans, focuses just on quilt making.
â€śWe have a group of 15 or so (14 ladies and one gentleman) who faithfully sew quilts every Tuesday for Lutheran World Relief and also give to Abused Persons Outreach Center and others that need a touch of love with a handmade quilt locally,â€ť said Janice Stowman, chairperson of the churchâ€™s womenâ€™s group.
When Valley City High School sophomore Annie Hart was preparing to take her block for her events Saturday at the North Dakota High School Activities Association State Girls Swimming and Diving Championship Saturday in Bismarck, she knew it'd be a bit different than any other meet.
On top of the packed crowd at the Bismarck State College Aquatic and Wellness Center, she was among those who earned the right to walk in the parade of athletes, an honor reserved for the top eight finalists in every event.