February 13th, 2013
Area ice fishermen have a much better year for the popular winter sport than they did last year, and theyâll get a chance to participate in a derby this weekend at Lake Ashtabula.
The new owners at Ashtabula Crossing are gearing up for their first annual ice fishing tournament this weekend.
Patty Hoff, who owns the resort and restaurant located at the East Lake Ashtabula crossing with her husband Scott and sister Mary Jean Cuffe, said, âweâve had lots of people requesting to have tournament here, so we did.â
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service encourages students to participate in the annual Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest to celebrate the eighth annual Endangered Species Day on May 17.
âEndangered Species Day honors a national commitment to recovering endangered species and their habitats and provides an opportunity to learn about what efforts are being made to conserve them,â said Leith Edgar of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in California.
Over the last two years, Valley City High School boys basketball coach Scott Hurlimann has watched his team play numerous games where they were close, but couldn't quite put the finishing touches on an Eastern Dakota Conference win.
But Tuesday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center, the team made the hump look more like a speed bump, beating Devils Lake 74-58 in a two-point EDC game. It was the team's first conference win since the 2010-2011 season.
The way Valley City High School girls basketball coach Jim McDaniel looked at it, his team had two issues in Tuesday night's 67-46 loss to No. 2 West Fargo.
"Two tough runs," he said, referring to both an 18-0 first half run and a 16-2 run early in the second half. "Against good teams, we can't allow them to have runs like that."
Both runs had a few commonalities. One, they broke open the score to keep Valley City from getting too close. Two, they both started when West Fargo went into a full-court press.
Valley City State University is offering special entertainment this week that should mesh in perfectly with the traditional romantic holiday â Valentineâs Day.
Both the VCSU Theater and The Cafe on the campus are working together to provide something special for couples, and could work perfectly for people staying close to home due to snowy and windy weather during the week, said director Jenni Lou Russi.
Local law enforcement and snow removal crews were busy Monday dealing with the aftermath of nearly a foot of heavy, wet snow that fell on the area Sunday.
According to the National Weather Service, eight to 10 inches of snow, equal to four to six inches of moisture, fell from Sunday morning to Monday morning in Valley City with more snow recorded south of the city.
Travel became treacherous on Sunday with icy roads and blowing snow causing white-out conditions. Interstate 94 was closed from Jamestown east to Alexandria, Minn. from Sunday afternoon to late morning on Monday.
Valley Cityâs Another Time restaurant will soon serve authentic and homemade Mexican food from owner and head cook Abel Turrubiates.
Turrubiates, a native-born Mexican, said he will eventually call his restaurant Mi Pueblito, which means âmy little town.â
âThe reason I call it my little town, is Valley City is a little town, and I have my children who live here, and I thought of adopting his little town as âmy little town,ââ he said.
Turrubiates took over the business from former owner Tanya Hurlimann, who recently decided to move to Florida.
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The North Dakota School Counselors Association recently awarded Judi Hillier, currently K-3 counselor at Jefferson Elementary School in Valley City, the North Dakota Elementary School Counselor of the Year Award.
Mrs. Hillier has implemented programs at Washington and Jefferson Schools, which include organizing the first fifth and sixth grade Career Fair and Kindness Week activities.
Most recently at Jefferson, Judi organized the Third Grade Test Tip Pep Rally, Honoring Children Military Program and the Autism Awareness Classroom activities.
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Valley City, Feb. 7, 2013 â A team of middle school Mathletes from Valley City Jr. High won the Barnes County MATHCOUNTS competition. The top individual was Erik Johnson, son of Scott and Amy Johnson, from Valley City Jr. High. Second place was Evan Haglund, son of Bret and Toni Haglund, from Valley City Jr. High. Third place was Sam Richman, son of Matt and Jenni Richman, from Maple Valley. Fourth place was Dustin Kasowski, son of Randy and Lori Kasowski, from Maple Valley.
So long and farewell
By Scott Schlaufman
A few months ago, I went up to Grafton.
It was a unique trip for many reasons. The Valley City High School football team was playing there in the semifinals of the AA playoffs, the day after a large snow storm hit the area.
The field itself had been plowed early that morning, but only the field, plus about a foot beyond, leaving the bleacher-less Valley City crowd to packed along the sidelines.
As the game went on, one of the girls from the school turns and asks me, "Scott- why aren't you cheering?"