March 7th, 2012
Joe DeMasi has shared his love of music with listeners all over the United States, and now he is setting out to reach an even wider internet audience with a new childrenâs musical show produced for web TV.
âThe Forever Friends Showâ stars DeMasi, his twin brother John, and Chris Burke, an actor with Down syndrome best known for his role as âCorkyâ in the hit ABC-TV show âLife Goes Onâ.
âThere are many childrenâs shows out there,â said DeMasi, âbut thereâs never been a childrenâs show with a main character with a disability.
Duane Burchill, Rural Route 2 mail carrier for the Valley City Post Office, was recently recognized by the Dakotaâs District of the United States Postal Service for his role as a Road Test Examiner/Trainer and Facilitator.
He received a letter of appreciation from the District commending him on his role in training new hires to our organization, said Valley City Postmaster Sherry Johnson.
Burchill said he has been working as a Road Test Examiner/Trainer and Facilitator âfor four or five years, and with the post office about 25 years.â
A new, centralized, $14.5 million facility for the Barnes County North School District is one step closer to becoming a reality, as the Barnes County Commission approved the use of a County Auditorâs Lot in Uxbridge Township for the construction of the new building, pending the approval of the County Planning and Zoning Board, which will review the issue on Thursday.
Due to deteriorating conditions, County Road 22 from State Highway 1 (at the blinking light) west to the city of Sanborn is closed to all truck and bus traffic.
âSince education was not one of the functions delegated to the national government by the United States Constitution, it has remained the basic responsibility of individual states. Washington policy makers could be described as interested and sometimes interfering spectators in the operations of the countryâs school systems.â
Over the past weeks, several area residents have contacted the Times-Record to share their recollections of early Winter Shows. We thought we would share their stories with our readers, and maybe jog some memories of your own.
Calvin Lettenmaier of Sanborn has fond memories of the North Dakota Winter Show, and with good reason. He has attended every Winter Show since its inaugural season in 1938, only missing one year during his military service in 1946.
The Winter Show came about at a time when the country was slowly recovering from the Great Depression, Lettenmaier said.
NAIA Division II Womens
Basketball National Championship
March 7-13, 2012
Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa
No. 8 seeded Valley City State starts play Thursday at 1:45 p.m. against No. 1 seeded College of the Ozarks.
Games can be viewed for a small fee at NAIA.org.
There will be a local viewing party Thursday at the Valley City Town and Country Club, hosted by the VCSU Century Club and also at Pizza Corner.
By Scott Schlaufman
The Maple Valley High School girls basketball team had a strong fourth quarter Monday to advance to the semifinals of the Region 1 tournament in Lisbon.
The Raiders beat Milnor 64-47 in the quarterfinal game.
Maple Valley led 47-42 at the end of the third quarter, but then limited Milnor to five points in the fourth.
Rylee Nudell connected on 11-15 shots from the field and went 7-12 from the free-throw line to finish with 29 points. Cassie Pautz had 15 points.
The Raiders play Kindred tonight at 6 p.m. in the tournament semifinals.
Moore named All-American
The Valley City State University track and field team crowned an All-American at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, which took place over the weekend at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Freshman Darien Moore took fifth place in the weight throw event, placing him as an All American. He had a recorded distance of 18.87 meters in the finals, which finished him two centimeters behind the fourth place finisher.
FARGO â Looking back on his teamâs season, Valley City High School girls basketball coach Jim McDaniel was pleased with how it went.
âI thought it was a great season,â he said, noting the progress the team has made in recent years.
The team ended the season Friday with a 55-44 loss to Fargo Davies in the Eastern Dakota Conference regional tournament at the Fargo Civic Center. McDaniel said it was the first time the Hi-Liners advanced past the play-in game in nearly seven years.
âOur program is moving in the right direction,â he said.