Valley City School Board Election June 9

VALLEY CITY, ND – ( The Valley City Public School District will hold a school board election on Tuesday, June 9.  Voters will elect one for the At-Large position.

One polling place has been set school district voters. It will be held at the Administration Building of the school district located at 460 Central Avenue North.  The polls will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on June 9.

Anyone wishing to vote by absentee ballot may obtain the necessary ballot at the Business Office of the District.  Voters may vote absentee through Monday, June 8, 2015. 

Right now business office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday’s.

Summer business office hours starting Monday, June 1 and will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  on Friday’s.

Incumbent Rick Ross is seeking another term on the school board. Ross is near the end of his first 4-year term.

Rick Ross.

Rick Ross.

Rick Ross is an assistant professor at Valley City State University in the Division of Business & Information Technology Department.

Meanwhile, Valley City resident Rich Schueneman is on the ballot for the At-Large position now held by Rick Ross. Schueneman previously served as a Valley City Commissioner. He is the Bald Hill Dam Resource Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Rich Schueneman.

Rich Schueneman.

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Jays Beaten Twice at State Baseball

FARGO ( – After getting rained out on Thursday the Jamestown High baseball team played twice on Friday as the tournament attempted to get back on schedule. The Jays played their opening round game against West Fargo and lost 9-1, before losing their consolation game to Shanley 5-1. 

Packers stater Ben Strahm held the Jays in check offensively as did Luke Sandy of Shanley. The Jays managed just two unearned runs in the two games and only three hits combined. 

Strahm took a no-hitter into the fifth before Peyton Walker broke it up with a base hit. Sandy didn’t allow a hit in the shortened five-inning game. 

Jamestown will play Century in the 7th place game today at 11:30 on 103.1 FM & The Patriots lost to Minot 10-7 after leading 7-4 in the fourth. 

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Dickinson Shuts Out Jamestown at State Softball

DICKINSON, N.D. ( Dickinson’s Abigayle Jones was too much for the Jamestown Blue Jays hitters in the semifinals of the state softball tournament. 

Jones pitched a complete game 7 inning shutout against the Jays. She struck out 8 hitters while giving up just 2 hits and 1 walk in Dickinson’s 8-0 win over Jamestown. 

Kadie Anderson lead the Blue Jays from the plate going 1-2 with a walk. 

Jamestown moves into the 3rd place game of the state tournament tomorrow against Bishop Ryan at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time/2:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. You can listen to the game on ESPN Jamestown AM 1400/97.1 FM.

Dickinson will go up West Fargo in the championship. 

Scores from earlier in the day: 

Bismarck Century won 6-4 over Fargo Shanley in the consolation semifinals. 

Valley City defeated Grand Forks Central 13-3 in 5 innings in the consolation semifinals. 

West Fargo won 2-0 over Bishop Ryan in the semifinals. 


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Hi-Liners Swing Past Knights at EDC Softball Tournament

DICKINSON, N.D. ( After falling in the quarterfinals to the Jamestown Blue Jays yesterday, the Valley City Hi-Liners took out their frustration out on Grand Forks Central this afternoon in Dickinson. 

The Hi-Liners broke the game open in the bottom of the fourth by scoring 6 runs, which resulted in Valley City’s 13-3 win over Grand Forks Central in 5 innings in the consolation semifinals. 

Valley City was paced by Madison McDaniel and Mackenzie Pederson offensively at the plate. 

McDaniel went 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s, while Pederson batted 2-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. 

The Hi-Liners play against Bismarck Century in the consolation championship tomorrow in Dickinson. 

The scheduled time is set for 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time/6:30 p.m. Central Standard Time tomorrow night. You can listen to the game on AM 1490 KOVC or online at 

Grand Forks Central will go up against Fargo Shanley for seventh place. 

Game box score below: 


Stephanie Mcwilliams  3  0  2  1  Hannah Meyer          3  1  1  1  
Deja Miller           2  1  1  0  Sadie Klingenberg     2  0  0  0  
MacKenzie Olson       3  1  0  1  Mackenzie Pederson    4  3  2  2  
Abbie Ferry           3  0  0  1  Madison McDaniel      4  2  3  2  
Taiylor Ellingson     3  0  0  0  Brooke  Breckheimer   4  1  4  1  
Kaitlynn Hajicek      3  0  0  0  Tarryn Justesen       4  0  2  3  
Willow Rynestad       2  1  1  0  Heather Knutson       4  1  1  2  
Autumn Meyer          2  0  1  0  McKenna  Taylor       4  0  3  1  
Cassidy Kuntz         2  0  0  0  Kacee White           4  2  3  1  
                                  *Grace Scherr         0  1  0  0  
                                  *Abby  Brown          0  1  0  0  
                                  *Lexi Ondracek        0  1  0  0  
TOTALS               23  3  5  3  TOTALS               33 13 19 13

GRAND FORKS CENTRAL           200 10 -- 3  
VALLEY CITY                   330 61 -- 13 

Olson, Cassidy Kuntz, Autumn Meyer (3), McKenna  Taylor,
Kacee White, Brooke  Breckheimer. 2B--Tarryn Justesen,
Madison McDaniel, Hannah Meyer. 3B--Heather Knutson.
SB--Deja Miller.

 GRAND FORKS CENTRAL             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Taiylor Ellingson (L)          4.67   19   13    9    3    2    0
 VALLEY CITY                
Tarryn Justesen (W)            5.00    5    3    2    1    7    0

SO--Taiylor Ellingson (3), Cassidy Kuntz, Willow Rynestad,
Kaitlynn Hajicek, Abbie Ferry, Hannah Meyer, Sadie
Klingenberg. BB--Deja Miller, Hannah Meyer, Sadie
Klingenberg (2).

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