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August 8th, 2012

Lettenmaier Voted off Water Board

August 8, 2012

Barnes County Water Resource District board members Pat Hurley and Duane Lettenmaier are good friends, but on Tuesday, they could not have been further apart.

The two faced off against each other Tuesday afternoon as the commission voted to remove Lettenmaier for misconduct in office. The charges were brought by the water board’s vice president Hurley. Hurley often portrays a jovial demeanor at public meetings, but was notably dour during the hearing to remove Lettenmaier and after the commission made it’s final decision on Tuesday.

August 7th

What to Do About Whooping Cough

August 7, 2012

Pertussis or whooping cough has been making the news lately, with outbreaks in many parts of the country. The state of Washington already has had a total of 2,520 cases this year and California had 10 infants die of the disease in 2010. North Dakota has had more than 80 cases documented so far this year and Minnesota has had high numbers of pertussis. With our mobile society it is even more important that we all do what we can to prevent the spread of this disease.

New Facility for National Guard

August 7, 2012

Valley City has been home to National Guard facilities for decades. But with the Guard expanding, the Valley Development Group and city officials are working with the National Guard to establish a new, updated facility for them in Valley City.

Valley City City Administrator David Schelkoph said that the National Guard would like a new site altogether for their new development, and the city has offered five or six different sites, from which the National Guard is in the process of choosing.

August 6th

Excitement High for Fundraising Football game

August 6, 2012

With only days until the first ever flag football game between the Valley City State University football team and the Barnes County Sheriff's Deputy Reserves, coaches Ryan Cunningham and J. Reed Anderson are starting to feel the excitement.
"This is always fun to do things like this," Cunningham said Monday.
Cunningham, sports director at KOVC, will be coaching a team of Viking freshmen while Anderson, publisher of the Times-Record, helms the Deputies.
The game, a fundraiser for the Deputy Reserves, will be played at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lokken Stadium on the VCSU campus. Admission is $5.

Valley Quilters Hang 'em High

August 6, 2012

Over 100 quilted items were on display at the Valley Quilters 19th annual Americana Festival Quilters' Jubilee at the Barnes County Courthouse in Valley City on Saturday.
Quilts, place mats and purses hung from railings and walls on all three floors as a quilters' rummage sale operated in the basement.
Valley Quilter Linda Carico said it usually takes an average of five hours to hang them all.
"You've got to make decisions putting them up, no decisions taking them down.

New "Viking Card" latest addition to VCSU technology

August 6, 2012

Another academic year is quickly approaching, and faculty and students at Valley City State University will be immersed in a variety of changes throughout campus.
Known for being a leader in technology, VCSU has been issuing each student a laptop during the academic year since 1996. The laptops come equipped with software programs such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop Elements. Students also gain access to other software programs when they are enrolled in certain courses.

Barnes County Auditor McGough resigning due to health problems

August 6, 2012

Barnes County Auditor Ed McGough is resigning from his elected position after more than a quarter century, citing health problems as his reason for leaving.
"This job actually takes - to really do a good job - 50 hours a week and I can't get 40 in," McGough said. "When I did the elections is when it really hit me. I got sick because I was doing too much in too many hours and was too stressed."

August 5th

NDSU Football Hopes To Improve on Championship Season

August 5, 2012

FARGO — The North Dakota State University football team finished the 2011 season on the best note imaginable when it beat Sam Houston State 17-6 to win its first national championship since moving to the NCAA Division 1 Football Championship Subdivision.
It was a win that meant plenty to then-sophomore wide receiver Ryan Smith, a Wahpeton native who grew up watching the Bison.

FargoDome Sporting New Turf for 2012 Season

August 5, 2012

FARGO — When the North Dakota State University football team returned to camp last week, there was a noticeable change to the team's familiar digs.
Gate City Bank Field at The Fargodome is now sporting a brand new Astroturf GameDay Grass 3DH Stadium Surfacing football field turf surface, replacing old turf from years' past.
"It's going to be a great, great surface for us," NDSU football coach Craig Bohl said at the team's annual media day Friday. "It was about time we made a change and we appreciate the leadership in our community doing that."

8-6 Local Digest

August 5, 2012

Local Digest

Fall sports first practice information
With the school year approaching, Valley City Junior/Senior High School's fall athletic teams will soon have their first official practices of the fall season. The complete list of practice dates and picture dates are below.
The school is also hosting a parent meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hi-Liner Activity Center for all athletes and parents in grades 9-12. Team meetings will directly follow the general meeting.

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