September 30th, 2014
Valley Cityâ€™s Running Buddies, coached by the Hi-Liner cross country team, raced at the one-mile Elementary Cross Country Meet at Chautuqua Park on Sept. 22.
1. Stephanie Hoffarth 8:02
2. Carly Goven 8:09
3. Karina Olson 9:45
4. Gianna Stangeland 10:38
5. Tyanna Judd 16:16
1. Abigail Gilbertson 8:52
2. Carmela Stangeland 12:01
1. Jack Ingstad 6:42
Sharon Michael and the Valley City junior high girls, and Mikaylah Ross and the varsity girls, came up winners with four new Hi-Liner new personal records in 80-degree temperatures and a south-southeast wind at Sept. 25â€™s Casselton, N.D. Meet.
â€śWhile the hot and humid weather took its toll on times, the team competed hard and had some outstanding places at this meet,â€ť Hi-Liner head coach Brian Engelhard said. â€śIndividual girls who ran really well and stood out were Jessica Ronning, as well as two that were running in their first varsity races, Mikayla Wolla and Eliza Schueneman.â€ť
The City of Valley City Utilities customers are reminded to apply for energy-efficiency rebates for equipment purchased in 2014.
Thousands of arts and craft enthusiasts converged on Fort Ransom Saturday and Sunday for the 47th annual Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Association Festival, an event that started in the founder's back yard and has grown to include over 200 vendors. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Valley City will have a final block party this weekend â€” open to the whole community. CHI Mercy Health, formerly Mercy Hospital, invites the public to attend a "Community Night Out" complete with food, fun and education Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at Dacotah Pavilion in Chautauqua Park. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The U.S. Postal Service has decided to cut daily hours in half at the Litchville Post Office, said Postmaster Sharon Opdahl Monday. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
Acting on the request of Barnes County commissioners, emergency management director Kimberly Franklin has gathered information on the number of administrative calls handled by dispatch during approximately one month from Aug. 18 2014 through Sept. 15, 2014. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
No. 8 Valley City, fresh off Sept. 22â€™s 4-1 home play-in defeat of No. 9 Wahpeton, entered Sept. 25â€™s Eastern Dakota Conference Tournament at Grand Forks, N.D.â€™s Choice Health and Fitness and fell 5-0 to No. 1 Red River in the first round and 5-0 to No. 5 Fargo Davies in consolation.
Red River beat No. 4 West Fargo, 4-1, then defeated Central, who also advanced to State, for the championship.
Dalton Ondracek, who made the All-EDC Team at tournament's end, qualified with Brandon Miller for the eighth East seed at Friday's State Doubles Tournament in Grand Forks.
Itâ€™s good to be home.
After Hi-Liner junior varsityâ€™s 42-6 loss in Wahpeton on Sept. 15 and Sept. 22â€™s game at Devils Lake that turned out to be a match against the freshman team as the Firebird platoon took on Carrington, Valley City returned home Monday, guest-officiated by athletic director Marty Bratrud, for a 42-6 handling of Kindred.
Valley City and Kindred were oft-flagged for what head coach Jim Breckheimer called â€śundisciplined penaltiesâ€ť in a â€śgood, gritty win.â€ť
â€śIf we clean that stuff up, there isnâ€™t anyone in the state who can beat you,â€ť said coach Ty Allen.