May 30th, 2014
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.
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.