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May 8th, 2014

Shirley Proud of VCSU Tenure

May 8, 2014

When Dr. Steve Shirley arrived in Valley City six years ago at the age of 35, he was noted as one of the youngest university presidents in the nation.

Come July 1, Shirley becomes new president of Minot State University. At the time Shirley took the job at VCSU, he was vice president for student affairs at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

When Shirley arrived in Valley City, his biggest challenge “was growing the campus. Enrollment was fairly constant or flat for a number of years – like 20.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Grand Opening Planned for My Bar

May 8, 2014

The owners of My Bar in Valley City want the community to come out and see what they've done with their business after opening in February. A grand opening celebration is planned next week.
Thursday, May 15, patrons can enjoy Full Nelson Karaoke along with $2 can beers. Friday, May 16, local rock band Really Big will perform, and Saturday, May 17, Full Nelson Karaoke will be back.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Arrive Alive: VC Officials Demonstrate Mock Car Crash

May 8, 2014

Juniors and seniors at Valley City Senior High School were witnesses to a mock accident Wednesday that was intended to demonstrate the very real perils of driving while intoxicated or distracted; riding with an intoxicated driver; or riding in a vehicle, whether as a driver or passenger, without seatbelts.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

May 7th

Hi-Liner Boys Golf Shoots Season-Bests

May 7, 2014

All six Hi-Liners carded season-best rounds Wednesday at CrossRoads Golf Course in Carrington, N.D., as junior Jared Lentz’s sixth-place 76 led Valley City to seventh for four points at 330.

“Conditions were maybe the best we have had all year, which is hard to believe, as they played 18 holes in the drizzle and rain today,” Hi-Liner head coach Buff Murray said. “No wind was a big plus for the first tournament this year.”

Senior Dustin Miller shot an 83, freshman Drew Oberlander an 85, sophomore Collin Hoss an 86, freshman Levi Nix an 88, and junior Ian
Schweitzer a 90.

Brady Anderson NSAA Baseball Player of the Year

May 7, 2014

Viking sophomore Brady Anderson is the North Star Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Year and is one of six Vikings to receive postseason honors, the NSAA announced Monday at the conclusion of the conference tournament.

Anderson led the North Star with a .443 batting average, picked up 23 extra-base hits and hit three home runs, drove in 38 runs and led the Vikings with a .506 on-base percentage and a .678 slugging percentage. Anderson was also named the NAIA National Player of the Week on April 1, and is All-Conference as a utility.

BC Tables Garage

May 7, 2014

Meeting Tuesday, Barnes County Commissioners decided to not build a small garage on courthouse grounds to house a Bobcat skid steer loader. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

BC OKs BCHD Software

May 7, 2014

Barnes County on Tuesday authorized spending $10,000 to buy the Barnes County Highway Department software management system. Presenting the case for buying the software were Jason Thiel, Barnes County IT director, and Jamie Smith, administrative assistant for the highway department. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Wimbledon Has Community Garden

May 7, 2014

Residents in small Barnes County town Wimbledon enjoy a community garden that was started by local resident LuAnn Martin in 2009. The garden features various plants and flowers planted by her, a walking path, a few places to sit, and a mural on the side of the building paid for by Wimbledon's Mary Beth Olombel and painted by Linda Schwartz, of Fried Township.
More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

May 6th

Brittany Lehner NSAA Softball Player of the Year; Elle Fracker Coach of the Year

May 7, 2014

Valley City State senior Brittany Lehner is the North Star Athletic Association Player of the Year, first-year head coach Elle Fracker is the Coach of the Year, and four more Vikings were named All-Conference, the NSAA announced Monday.

Lehner, of Watertown, S.D., led regular season conference champion Valley City State with a .382 batting average, six home runs, 27 RBIs, a .629 slugging percentage and a .409 on-base percentage. Lehner is also an All-Conference at-large player.

Fracker led the Vikings to a 10-2 conference record and their first conference championship since 1990.

Hi-Liner Girls Tennis Doubles Up

May 7, 2014

Hi-Liner girls tennis finished April 24’s weather-abbreviated match against Wahpeton 8-1 at West Fargo on Tuesday, then crossed town to take out Fargo North, 7-2.

“We finished off the Wahpeton match very well,” Valley City coach Matthew Nielson said. “The Doubles came out and dominated the rest of their matches and we rolled right into Singles, where we took care of business. Doubles is definitely our strong suit, as we have not lost a Doubles match against the No. 4-through-No. 9-ranked teams in the EDC.”

Read this story in Wednesday's Times-Record.

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