September 15th, 2014
A former Valley City State football player was sentenced Thursday to more than 30 years in prison for murder and attempted murder.
Cederic Chappell, Jr., 22, was convicted in August of aiding and abetting second-degree murder for the benefit of a gang in the death of Willie James Smith, III, and attempted second-degree murder in the wounding of another man at a Minneapolis, Minn. nightclub.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Members of the Valley City State University presidential search committee narrowed a list of 38 applicants for new president of VCSU down to â€śeight or nineâ€ť during a four-hour meeting Thursday in Valley City. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Money raised by students at Valley City's Jefferson Elementary School at last spring's Field Day Bingo Fundraiser has been used to buy the school's newest piece of playground equipment â€“ the â€śSpinami,â€ť said Misti Kaufmann, vice president of Valley City's Jefferson Elementary School PTO. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Turnout was big for the 9/11 tribute ride Sunday. Sponsored by the local chapter of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, the event was held as a way to honor the memories of the men and women who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Money raised during the event will go to local fire and accident victims.
Tails wagged and paws hit the pavement Sunday afternoon during the Sheyenne Valley Friends of Animals annual wag-and-walk-a-thon, a fundraiser for the local animal rescue group.
Power running met air attacks as Nate Rodriguez and AA No. 5 Valley City opened East Region action on the road against Zak Hernandez and Grafton on Friday, but defense made the difference in the end.
Up 20-14 late in the fourth quarter, Grafton held on a goal line stand for the upset.
Eli Allenâ€™s five-yard first quarter touchdown run completed a 70-yard drive. Hernandezâ€™s two-yard run tied it at 6-6, but Rodriguezâ€™s rushing touchdown and Cody Halversonâ€™s two-point catch in the second quarter put Valley City up 14-6.
Saturdayâ€™s meet in Fargo turned into a major gathering of Eastern Dakota Conference powers and other schools from Minnesota and North Dakota. It was good preparation for EDC [Regionals], which will be coming in only four weeks.
Solid performances were turned in by several Hi-Liners; tough competition, cool weather and a flat course led to several personal-best times. Every one of the Hi-Liner boys competing had a PR for [his] respective distance. Several of the girls had their best times of the season.
Varsity Boys 5k
25. Casey Engelhard 17:37 PR
2014 Co-Ed Softball champions Wendel Auto Body.
BACK ROW, FROM LEFT: Justin Magee, Cody Nelson-Olstad, Aaron Heck, Keegyn Heck, Justin Thornton and Tyler Stearns.
FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT: Haley Oster, Lynae Klemisch, Sarah Wendel, Mindy Schwab and Hilary Kulczewski. Not pictured: Jarin Thornton, Nick Nielsen, Shane Everson, Gina Thornton, Erika Calkins and Mariah Olstad.
No. 4 Wendel Auto Body beat No. 5 Flatt Farms/Service Master, 7-0, in the quarterfinals, No. 1 Captainâ€™s Pub, 8-6, in the semifinals and No. 3 Boomerâ€™s Corner Keg, 9-8, in the championship.
It was Central Dakotaâ€™s Homecoming in Cooperstown on Friday, but Dickinson Trinityâ€™s night.
Five-foot, 10-inch, 160-pound senior running back Coltyn Nelson picked up 157 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries as Trinity scored their first win â€” in the AA West as well as in general â€” in two years, 27-0.
In October, Hospice of the Red River Valley will offer free educational workshops for adults and youth who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.