February 5th, 2013
Rock-n-roll was the theme of the third-grade concert at Jefferson Elementary School on Monday. Students entertained a crowd with renditions of classic rock-n-roll music and even featured an appearance by â€śElvis.â€ť
During Child Passenger Safety Month in February, North Dakota elementary school children and their parents will be receiving life-saving information about child passenger safety best practices through their local law enforcement and public health agencies. The students will also be receiving information about the â€śReady? Safe? Go!â€ť campaign. This campaign teaches children to ask themselves if they are traveling in the safest way possible â€“ buckled up correctly in the back seat.
Jefferson and Washington Elementary Schools will celebrate Kindness Week from Monday, Feb. 11 to Friday, Feb. 15.
Organized by elementary counselor Vanessa Kocka, Kindness Week is a way for kids to understand that â€śkindness is empathy, compassion and human connection; itâ€™s a smile or a comforting word. The smallest gesture can brighten a dark day or ease a heavy burden,â€ť according to the Valley City Public Schools newsletter.
Special to the Times-Record
Barnes County students prepare for the annual Spelling Bee on Feb. 4 at Valley City State University.
The 35th Annual Barnes County Spelling Bee will be held on Feb 4th at Valley City State Universityâ€™s Student Center.
Area schools will have a top speller competing in each of the two divisions: grades 5-6, Division II and grades 7-8, Division III.
Barnes County spellers will compete in a written and an oral section. The top two spellers overall will represent Barnes County on March 22nd at the ND State Spelling Bee in Bismarck.
In the last few years, the Jamestown High School girls hockey team, which has several players from Valley City, has worked to help Relay for Life, and tomorrow night the team kicks off its latest fundraising effort when it hosts a week-long community scavenger hunt.
The hunt will kick off on Wednesday and will end with teams bringing their items in on Feb. 13 at the Eagles Arena Hockey Rink in Jamestown.
Thereâ€™s a common misconception that every home-schooled child belongs to an Amish sect, baking bread for their lunch with grain they milled themselves. They ride their horse-drawn buggies to town with their parents and eight siblings as they hide behind the brim of their bonnets and shun society.
Modern puritanical bliss.
Yes, I may have had an affinity for prairie-style skirts at one point in my life, but it surely wasnâ€™t my motherâ€™s doing. I blame Laura Ingalls Wilder for that.
I was homeschooled until eighth grade.
The Whoever Can Come Band played in one of their many jam sessions Saturday at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum. The band, as the name suggests, allows whoever can come to jam with them every other Saturday.
â€śItâ€™s just a group of people that get together because they enjoy having jam sessions with each other, just jamming and playing music,â€ť coordinator Mel Olstad said. â€śItâ€™s been in existence for a number of years now, I would guess probably at least a dozen years.â€ť
For the first time, Valley Cityâ€™s Eagle Aerie will host a special event to benefit the American Cancer Society â€“ the â€śHere Comes The Sun, Tonightâ€™s Dream .. Tomorrowâ€™s Hope Gala, said Rod Grafing, one of the organizers.
Grafing said the event is scheduled to run 6:30 p.m. to midnight March 16.
Hilde van Gijssel, the main planner for the event, said Friday, â€śBarnes County has long been hosting the Relay for Life and Daffodil Days, and over the last couple of years we figured there was space in this town to do something different (along with both traditional events).â€ť
VC girls 64, GF Central 55
Friday at the HAC
GFC 23 22 â€” 55
VC 23 41 â€” 64
GFC: Angelica Medrano 12, Taylor Hammer 12, Britni Hart 11, Katarina Reller 11
VC: Dierra Diegel 21, Jessica Denholm 15, Claire Olson 11
VC girls 58, Davies 55
Saturday at the HAC
GFC 28 27 â€” 55
VC 27 31 â€” 58
GC: Kinsey Papachek 14, Alexis Bolstad 13
VC: Jessica Denholm 11, Claire Olson 10, Dierra Diegel 10
By Scott Schlaufman
Grand Forks Central 63, Valley City Boys 57
Friday in Grand Forks
GFC 27 36 â€” 63
VC 29 28 â€” 57
GFC: Killian Gause 24, Samuel Flaagan 20
VCHS: Chase Carpenter 24, Mason Denholm 11
Fargo Davies 83, Valley City boys 69
Saturday at the HAC
Dav. 33 50 â€” 83
VC 38 31 â€” 69
Dav: Tanner Kretchman 38, David Olson 17
VC: Chase Carpenter 40, Jared Lentz 17
By Scott Schlaufman
Over the last several years, Valley City High School senior Chase Carpenter has been one of the team's most consistent scorers.