June 2nd, 2014
Barnes County Commissioner Phil Leitner has decided to run for a second term on the commission, first taking office in 2010. Leitner, a resident of Valley City, said Friday he is running for another term to the elected position because, â€śI have a passion for public service, and I find the work I've done on the commission to be be very rewarding. It's very interesting work and I have the time to dedicate myself to the position and see things through.â€ť More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City High School held its graduation ceremony for the 84-member class of 2014 Sunday at the Hi-Liner Activity Center. More in Monday's Times-Record.
Pictured, from left, Hi-Liner senior Austen Meyer won this yearâ€™s Ace Award and a Senior Award; junior Jake Miller took home the Gold Glove, Big Stick and Most Valuable Player Awards; senior Austin Berg received the Mr. Hustle Award and a Senior Award; sophomore Ethan Zeltinger is the Most Improved.
Hi-Liner senior Danica Diegel signed a letter of intent on Friday to attend and play softball for North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton.
Pictured from left, North Dakota State College of Science head softball coach Megan Johnson, Diegel with father Paul (left) and mother Tanya (right), and NDSCSâ€™s assistant softball coach.
East No. 3 Enderlin-Maple Valleyâ€™s Class B State run in Minot took a turn for the dramatic with Fridayâ€™s 16-14 loss to defending champion East No. 5 Central Cass â€” in which the Falcons nearly rallied from a 7-2 deficit â€” and Saturdayâ€™s sixth-inning sac fly that gave West No. 1 Westhope/Newburg/Bottineau the 1-0 Third-Place Game win.
â€śItâ€™s not the outcome we wanted, but Iâ€™m sure it was a good pair of games for the fans,â€ť said Falcon assistant coach Neva Hamre on Saturday. â€śItâ€™s hard to play the next day after a game like that.â€ť
The Valley City Community Swimming Pool opens for the season on Monday, June 2, said Tyler Jacobson, director of the Valley City Parks and Recreation District. See Monday's issue of the Times-Record for more information.
About 60 area residents were on hand Wednesday at the Valley City Eagles Club for a candidate forum in which candidates in contested races in Barnes County and Valley City were given the opportunity to introduce themselves, discuss their platforms and answer questions.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Crews have begun work on the first phase of reconstructing Valley City's City Park band shell. The structure was damaged from two floods, and to make it safe again for the community to use, it will get a new foundation and be moved about 40 feet to the north of the current site.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Valley City State womenâ€™s basketball coach Jill DeVries announced on May 22 that Fairmount-Campbell-Tintah senior Paige Meyer has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Vikings.
Meyer, a 5-foot, 2-inch shooting guard, averaged 10 points, three steals and two assists per game this season as she helped FCT to a 22-3 record and a North Dakota Region 1 runner-up finish. The Rebels won back-to-back District 1 championships in her junior and senior years, and took fourth place in Region 1 last year.
Hi-Liner girls tennis hosted an Awards Night to announce postseason honors.
Freshman Breanna McDonald won the Coachesâ€™ Award.
Junior Clarissa Olson is the Most Valuable Player.
Eighth-grader Reagan Ingstad is the Most Dedicated.
Eighth-grader Breana Buringrud received the Junior Varsity Coachesâ€™ Award.
Senior Sara Gilbertson is the Most Improved.
Gilbertson and junior Sam Coit took sixth at the Eastern Dakota Conference
Doubles Tournament and finished in the top eight at State in Bismarck.
Ingstad and Olson won the No. 3 EDC Doubles seed and second place at State.