February 8th, 2013
By nearly any measure, Valley City High School senior Shane Undem has had a successful wrestling career.
The last three years, he's placed in all three trips to state. His trip two years ago made even more impressive by the quick turnaround from a reconstructive surgery on his knee the November before the season started. Last year, he had his first top-four finish.
But as he approaches the end of his time on the high school circuit, he's got one thing on his mind â€” a state title.
Valley City police, the city attorney and the city administrator are investigating the alleged illegal access, by a Barnes County official, of a phone call made to the Valley City Police Department.
Alright gentlemen, Valentines Day is just around the corner. And Iâ€™m sure many of you have already got a gift for that special someone. But if you havenâ€™t, an are planing on getting her something sweet. Instead of buying it why donâ€™t you make some yourself? Now donâ€™t start rolling your eyes and thinking that I must be nuts for even mentioning this. But there are some really easy recipes that anyone could whip up for their sweetheart. Besides, what girl wouldnâ€™t love to get homemade sweets from her guy this Valentines Day?
The United States Postal Service announced Wednesday plans to transition to a new delivery schedule that will end regular mail delivery Saturdays on street and rural routes.
â€śRight now, the new change at this time is scheduled to start the week of Aug. 5,â€ť Valley City Postmaster Sherry Johnson said, adding that the schedule is still tentative to change.
â€śThat being said, mail will continue to be delivered to post office box customers just as is, so if you have a P.O. box, you wonâ€™t notice a change,â€ť Johnson said.
Valley Cityâ€™s Looysen I Care is going state of the art with new equipment for helping diagnose eye problems, said Dr. Steve Looysen, owner of the business on West Main Street.
â€śI have new technology thatâ€™s pretty exciting,â€ť Looysen said Wednesday.
New technology that recently arrived at the operation include a tonometer, a digital camera for taking photographs of the rear of the eye, and a device called an OCT, or Optical Convergence Tomography.
JAMESTOWN â€” When the Valley City State University womens basketball team hosted Jamestown College last week, the 17-point loss wasnâ€™t what the Vikings had in mind.
Wednesday at the Jamestown Civic Center, the Vikings had a result more their style, getting strong post play offensively, while limiting the Jimmiesâ€™ inside scoring to upset the No. 13 Jimmies 54-48 on their home court.
â€śIt was a good game,â€ť Valley City coach Jill DeVries said. â€śNeither team played particularly well, I would say, but thatâ€™s okay. We got to come away with the win.â€ť
The Valley City State University football team announced its newest additions on national signing day Wednesday.
The team announced the addition of five transfers, who joined the team this semester and are currently enrolled at the school, along with three high school students, including Valley City High standout Tayler Lentz.
JAMESTOWN â€” The No. 19 Valley City State University mens basketball teams had plenty of ups and downs in a 66-65 overtime loss to Jamestown College Wednesday at the Jamestown Civic Center.
But in the end, the rubber match between the two teams was seemingly decided in each team's final possession.
Though the plays were similar, the team's ace guard driving for a layup, the difference lied in a foul call that sent Jamestown's Mark Hoge to the foul line, where it hit the two free throws that decided the game.
Valley Cityâ€™s Mercy Hospital is losing all its physicians assistants at the same time it has reached an arrangement so that a physician will be in the building at all times to ensure full care in the Emergency Room, said Keith Heuser, hospital administrator, Tuesday.
The Barnes County Commissioners discussed a complaint about a 9-1-1 call and its handling by some members of the commission during its regular meeting on Tuesday.
Commissioner Eldred Knutson received a copy of an e-mail complaint regarding a 9-1-1 dispatcherâ€™s professionalism. According to Knutson, he heard a tape of the call and an internal investigation had already been done by Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson, who supervises the 9-1-1 dispatch center. Thompson handled the issue in-house according to Knutson.