September 19th, 2012
Valley Cityâ€™s brand new Shopko Hometown Store will open for the first time Sunday, Sept. 23, albeit on a limited basis, said assistant manager Sue Martin Monday.
Along with Sundayâ€™s informal partial opening, a grand opening has been set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 18, when the fully stocked store will be open to the public for the first time, Martin said.
On Wednesday, Jack and Cody States of Indigo Sign Works were hard at work putting up massive signs announcing the new store name both just off the Main Street West frontage road and on the front of the building.
After taking an early lead in the girls 4K varsity race at the Bill Jansen Invitational this weekend, Langdon Area High School junior Kennedy Rude was only leery of one thing â€” the end.
"I got kind of nervous because I've been out-sprinted at the end before," Rude, the No. 2 ranked Class B runner in the state, said. "Today, I wasn't going to let that happen."
Instead, she maintained her pace and her lead all the way to the end of the race at Bjornson Park Golf Course, finishing in 16:03, two seconds ahead of her closest competitor.
VCSU Football Wins Again
The Valley City State University football team came out on top in a back and forth game at Dakota State University
The Vikings got ahead early on a 20-yard pass from Derek Elliot to Tommy Zinke to make it 7-0, but then allowed 17 straight points. The Vikings then scored touchdowns on 14-yard touchdown run by Taylor Cino and a 21 yard pass from Zinke to Elliot, before Thomas Cortez hit a 19-yard field goal to make it 24-17 at halftime.
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Members of the Red Knights of North Dakota Chapter 1 gather Sunday at the Valley City Fire Department for the motorcycle clubâ€™s annual 911 Run. The club, made up of firefighters from Barnes County and the surrounding area, raises money for those in need from its annual ride close to Sept. 11. The 911 ride takes place annually, and this yearâ€™s event took place Sept. 16.
Valley City Public Schools want parents to know there is another useful weapon in the fight against teen substance abuse.
A link to Parents LEAD (Listen, Educate, Ask and Discuss), a website for parents who worry about their child drinking alcohol or using drugs, was recently sent in an email to parents.
Veterans from the 164 Infantry Association gathered in Valley City last weekend for its annual reunion.
Veterans and their families from the 164 Infantry National Guard, who fought in World War II and the Korean War, enjoyed a weekend of visiting, musical entertainment and food.
The event began Friday with registration and a social at the Veteranâ€™s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Club.
A supper and dance was held at the VFW on Friday evening, and Saturdayâ€™s events, including a meeting, memorial service and banquet, were held at the Senior Center, American Legion and VFW.
The Democratic candidate for the North Dakota Governorâ€™s Office, Ryan Taylor, made a campaign stop at the Valley City Times-Record last week.
Early in the season, the Maple Valley High School volleyball team has been on a roll behind a bevy of returning starters from last season.
Saturday, the Raiders continued their success with a third place finish in Saturday's Valley City Optimist Club volleyball tournament.
The Raiders went 3-0-3 to win the tournament's C pool, before losing 26-24, 25-11 to Central Cass in the championship semifinal.
The tournament, which used multiple gymnasiums at Valley City Junior/Senior High School and the Valley City Rec. Center, lasted all day Saturday and hosted 21 teams from both Class A and B.
WIMBLEDON â€” The Valley City High School football team knew entering the season that their biggest strength would be their defense.
It's the side of the team that retained the most experience from last season, and Friday night, it was a side that coach Scott Roehrich avoided over-coaching.
"I let the kids just play," he said. "I never stunted (them) very much tonight, I just lined them up and let them play football, let them do the things they're coached, and when you've got a veteran crew, sometimes you can do that.
LAMOURE, N.D. â€“ Early in Friday's homecoming game with Edgeley/Kulm, LaMoure/Litchville-Marion football coach Andy DelaBarra just wanted his team to set the pace of the game.
And from the opening play of the game, the Loboes did just that, scoring just over a minute into the game on a 30-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jared Meiklejohn to sophomore running back Anthony Olson.