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March 1st, 2012

Olympics, chili cook-off on for Monday

March 1, 2012

Fire up the roasting pans and grab a few friends -- it’s still not too late to sign up for the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chili Cook-Off and Community Olympics. The Chamber is bringing the long-standing event back to the North Dakota Winter Show Main Arena on Monday, March 5, and entries are still welcome.

Elaborate booth themes and costumes are part of the fun as local groups and businesses team up to compete for the title of Best Chili, where entries are scored by the distinguished judges on taste, aroma and appearance.

2012 Sheyenne Valley Soccer League Spring Registration

March 1, 2012

REGISTRATION: MARCH 1st– MARCH 16th (afterwards a $10 late fee is applied)

SPRING SEASON: We will start the week of March 19th (weather permitting) and go through the Kohl’s Cup on May 26th.Games days are Saturdays at the soccer field. Practice times and dates are decided by the coach.

COST: Scholarships available based on need.
Pre-K /K (age 5 by Jan 1, 2012) $35.00 per player (Includes T-shirt)
1st thru 6th grade $35.00 per player (Jersey not included, add $20 to fee for each jersey)
Payable to SVSL c/o James Adams, 849 Hanna Ave, Valley City, ND 58072

Adult Softball Organization Meeting Scheduled

March 1, 2012

There is a Softball Organizational Meeting for all managers and anyone interested in the Adult 2012 Softball League this summer. The meeting is at the American Legion basement starting at 7 p.m. on Wed., March 7.

This is YOUR league and YOUR input is needed before the season starts to make the season a success.

If you are interested in a softball team and are unable to attend the meeting, call Amy Pederson at the Valley City Parks & Recreation office (701) 845-3294.

February 29th

School explores museum scenario

February 29, 2012

The Mayor of Greenville has a problem. Following a recent oil spill people and animals have become exposed to toxins. To get to the bottom of the extent of the contamination, he turned to the Advanced Learners at Washington Elementary School.

Dakota Air rides again: Live radio returns to Valley City

February 29, 2012

The Times-Record recently chatted with “Dakota Air: The Radio Show” producer and host Merrill Piepkorn about his show’s return to Valley City as part of pre-Winter Show weekend festivities.

Dakota Air will bring its band of traveling troubadours and comedians to Vangstad Auditorium Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m.

Times-Record: How did you come up with the idea for “Dakota Air”?

School Announcements 2/29/2012

February 29, 2012

Litchville-Marion — No School

Oakes–No School

Kulm–No School

Maple Valley–No School

LaMoure–No School

Barnes County North (all sites)–No School or activities-

Valley City schools–No School

Sheyenne Valley Career & Tech Center–No School

Ellendale–no school

Oakes–no school

OCN Bright Beginnings in Oakes–opening at 9:30 a.m.

Jamestown High School–School and buses 2 hours late, NO RURAL BUSES TODAY

Gussner Elementary School–No preschool

Washington Elementary School in Jamestown–No evenstart program

Pingree-Buchanan schools–School and buses 2 hours late

February 28th

VCHS playoff game postponed due to weather

February 28, 2012

The Valley City High School girls basketball team will have to wait a few more days to take on West Fargo in the Eastern Dakota Conference regional basketball tournament.
Tuesday's game against the Packers, which was set for 7 p.m., was postponed due to a storm that could bring up to a foot of precipitation to Valley City.
The game will be played 7 p.m. Thursday at West Fargo High School.

VCSU program honored nationally

February 28, 2012

The American Association of School Librarians division of the American Library Association has recognized the library and information technologies concentration of Valley City State University’s online master of education program as a quality school librarianship program.

VCSU is the only university in the North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana region with a nationally recognized program of this type.

Food Expo packs ‘em in

February 28, 2012

More than 100 attend the first VC food expo

Well over a hundred people gathered at the Hi-Liner Activity Center at the Valley City High School on Monday evening to partake in the city’s first Food Expo. The Expo offered residents a look at local food suppliers, community supported agriculture and organic farms.

The evening was sponsored by local groups What in the World is Going On? and The Young People’s Healthy Heart as well as Medina-based FARRMS (Foundation for Agriculture and Rural Resource Management and Sustainability.

A foot or more?

February 28, 2012

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks is predicting a major winter storm for parts of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota beginning late today and stretching into Wednesday.

A foot or more of snow is possible across the southern Red River Valley, tapering to six inches farther north along the Highway 2 corridor. Meteorologist Todd Hamilton of the National Weather Service in Bismarck said that Valley City could be in the 9 to 12 inch range for precipitation.

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