April 10th, 2012
VCSU baseball splits with Dickinson
The Valley City State University baseball team split its double header with Dickinson State Friday, finishing the series at 2-2.
The Vikings lost the first game of the double header 1-0 in seven innings, and won the second 12-8 in nine innings.
The first game was pitchers dual, as the Vikings got another strong performance from Derek Zitzow, who allowed only four hits.
Defensively, the Vikings had three errors, including one in the sixth inning that allowed Dickinson outfielder Jacob Muir to reach base and later score the only run of the game.
For the Valley City State University softball team, the final game of a four game series against Dickinson State was a bit refreshing.
After scoring no runs in the first three games of the series, including a 4-0 loss earlier Friday, the Vikings finally started producing runs, held a short lead, and nearly overcame a three-run deficit in the top of the seventh inning.
But a game-ending grounder by Hayley Bevan dashed the Vikingsâ€™ hope for a win and gave Dickinson the series sweep, ending the game with an 8-7 final score.
Valley City High School Student Nicholas Lee, under the guidance of Edith Wagar, has earned the degree of Premier Distinction, the National Forensic Leagueâ€™s highest degree of student membership.
A degree of Premier Distinction reflects sustained excellence in classroom activities, competition rounds and service projects.
Students may earn points in six separate categories: speech, debate, congress, service, district and national.
BALDHILL CREEK, N.D. â€“ The Barnes County Water Resource District Board tabled a discussion on supporting a proposed study for a dry dam on the Baldhill Creek after hearing from several landowners in that area who opposed it.
The Baldhill Creek site and another near Cooperstown were identified last summer in a study conducted by West Fargo-based Moore Engineering as two sites that could retain a significant amount of water from entering Ashtabula Lake, which lies upstream from Valley City, behind the Baldhill Dam.
After watching the effects of a methamphetamine epidemic sweep across the state in the middle of the last decade, State Senator Larry Robinson knew something had to be done to alleviate the damage caused by the dangerous drug.
Today, a rehabilitation center bearing Robinsonâ€™s namesake is celebrating six years of success in helping treat addictions to meth and other substances.
The Valley City School Board approved the proposed 2012-2013 school year calendar (attached) at Monday's regular meeting.
A delay in the passage of a federal highway bill may put a kink in the cityâ€™s plans to finish the Ninth Avenue Northwest reconstruction project in a timely manner.
The Valley City City Commission met in a special meeting Friday to nail down its options for the shortened construction window caused by the funding delay, which has already dashed any hopes of finishing the entire project in 2012.
UpStage Productions, in cooperation with MTI, presentsâ€¦
A collaborative effort between UpStage Productions, Inc., Music Theatre International, and VCSUâ€™s Community School for the Arts Childrenâ€™s Choir
When: Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 nightly
Where: Washington Elementary School gym
Tickets: Adults-$8, Students-$6.50. Available at the door
County Road #22(old #10), West of State #1 at the blinking light and East of the City of Sanborn, will be closed from Wednesday, April 11th 2012 until construction is completed. We anticipate completion date to be July 14th 2012
VCSU golf wins title
The Valley City State University golf team had to share the team title at the Dickinson State Spring Invite Wednesday and Thursday at Heart River Golf Course in Dickinson, but it was history making, no less.
The title, which the Vikings shared with Jamestown College, was the teamâ€™s first since the sport returned in 2009.
The Vikings had three golfers finish in the top four, including an individual championship by Taylor Henrickson, who shot a 152. He shared the championship with Jamestownâ€™s Jack Bietz.