May 29th, 2014
Dustin Miller led all Valley City golfers with an 80 as the team finished seventh at 338 for four team points in Wednesdayâ€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Tournament at Wahpetonâ€™s Bois de Sioux Golf Course.
West Fargo senior Riley Johnson finished with a 72 for his sixth first-place finish in eight meets this season, and his fifth in a row. A 307 Packer team total notched their fourth event win and their second in a row.
â€śWe canâ€™t even use the weather as an excuse,â€ť said junior Jared Lentz of the team result on an 82-degree day.
Valley City will be a stop on a Special Olympics North Dakota Law Enforcement Torch Run Friday morning. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Four leftover road construction projects from 2013 should be completed within the next couple of weeks, after which Barnes County will begin work on spring projects planned for 2014, said Kerry Johnson, Barnes County Highway Superintendent. More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
Beth Gigante Klingenstein recently accepted the position of Executive Director of the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA). Each state has an arts council that is responsible for arts related grants, arts advocacy, folk art, and arts education programs within the state. As the director of the NDCA, Klingenstein will work with artists within the state as well as state, regional, and national arts organizations.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.
George Sinner, North Dakota State Senator and candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, will visit Valley City Friday morning for coffee and conversation.
Sinner, Democratic State Senator who represents District 46, will be at Vicky's Viking Room from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday. The public is welcome to attend the "Sit Down with Sinner" event, in which Sinner hear what Barnes County residents are concerned about.
After nearly three decades, Ralph Dyrness, principal of Valley City's St. Catherine School since 1986, has decided to retire. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Members of the Valley City Fire Department attended training on tanker disasters last week in order to learn what to do in the case of a train derailment or truck-tanker accident in or near the city.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Jefferson Elementary School students raised over $17,000 for the parent teacher organization during this year's Minion Madness field day, held Friday, April 23. Money raised will help update and provide new playground equipment for the school and go into the PTO's general fund, used to pay for various equipment, events and programs for students throughout the year.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.
Valley City State sophomore Jessica Meland, of Harvey, N.D., competed in her first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Womenâ€™s Hammer Throw Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., on May 15, where she fouled on her first and third attempts but landed 24th place on her second throw, which sailed 45.33 meters (148 feet, 9 inches).
Melandâ€™s 45.33 meters was shy of her personal-best 50.29 meters (165 feet) set at the Northern State Open on April 18.
A pair of untimely hits derailed No. 2 Valley Cityâ€™s plans for a second straight State appearance.
Fargo Davies freshman Mercedes Swansonâ€™s two-run eighth-inning double lifted her No. 6 Eagles to a 2-0 semifinal upset on Friday, then Shanley senior Marissa Schonsâ€™s two-run double in the seventh scored two for the No. 4 Deaconsâ€™ 2-1 State Qualifier comeback on Saturday.
Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.