VCSU’S Lum Named NSAA Offensive Player Of The Week

Madison, SD ( Valley City State senior Colby Lum has been named the North Star Athletic Association Football Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office has announced.

The ninth edition of the Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Football Players-of-the-Week was announced by the conference office Monday.  Colby Lum of Valley City State (N.D.) was selected as Offensive Player-of-the-Week.  Caleb Ellingson of Jamestown (N.D.) was chosen as Defensive Player-of-the-Week.  Dylan Skabo of Dickinson State (N.D.) was named as Special Teams Player-of-the-Week.

NSAA Football Offensive Player of the Week
Colby Lum – Valley City State (N.D.) – 5’9″ – 180 lbs., Senior – wide receiver – Mililani, Hawaii – Lum set the tone early in Valley City State’s (N.D.) 28-7 victory over Presentation (S.D.).  He caught four passes for a total of 125 yards with a touchdown.  Lum caught a 63-yard touchdown on just the second play of the game. 

Valley City State (5-3, 4-1 NSAA) closes conference play Saturday, Oct. 29, with a 1 p.m. game at the University of Jamestown. Presentation College (5-2, 1-2 NSAA) hosts Waldorf University at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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VCSU Volleyball Goes 0-2 ON NSAA Road Swing

Valley City,ND ( The Viking volleyball team dropped a pair of conference road matches this weekend at Bellevue University and Dakota State University.

The Vikings dropped a three-set match at No. 21-ranked Bellevue University on Friday night: 13-25, 14-25, 20-25. On Saturday, VCSU lost a five-set match at Dakota State University: 25-23, 17-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-17.

Five different Vikings reached double-figure kills on Saturday, but it wasn’t quite enough as VCSU’s tough luck continued in five-set matches. VCSU is now 1-8 this season in matches that go the distance.

Valley City State drops to 7-19 overall and 3-7 in the North Star Athletic Association.

Up next: VCSU plays at Presentation College on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Vikings are back in Valley City for their final home matches of the season on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

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Pop Singer Bobby Vee Passes Away (Audio)

ROGERS, MN – ( People are remembering Fargo native, pop singer Bobby Vee, whose early 1960′s hits included the chart-topping “take good care of my baby.” Vee’s son, Jeff Velline, says Vee, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, died early Monday morning. 

Born Robert Velline, Vee was just 15 when he took the stage at the Moorhead armory to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “the Big Bopper” Richardson.

Ken Harvey, a Fargo native, who now lives near Nashville, met Vee swimming at Island Park when they were kids and it wasn’t until he saw him at the Moorhead concert that he realized Vee was a musician. It wasn’t long after, the 15-year old Harvey joined the band as a guitarist and singer.

Vee and his band, the shadows, had a regional hit with “Suzie Baby.” Vee went on to record 38 top 100 hits, 10 of which hit the top 20.

Bobby Vee passed away in a Rogers, Minnesota nursing home at the age of 73 on Monday, October 24th.


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Extension Honorary Organization Presents Awards; Tower City Couple Honored

FARGO, ND – ( Epsilon Sigma Phi, the Extension Service honorary organization, presented awards earlier this month during the North Dakota State University Extension Service/Research Extension Center fall conference in Fargo.

Here are the “Friends of Extension” honored across the state of North Dakota.

Joe Breker, Havana, N.D., farmer, who cooperates with Extension on no-and reduced-tillage, cover crop and soil health demonstrations, field days and workshops.

Arlene Dura, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program director, N.D. Department of Human Services, Bismarck, who supports SNAP’s educational component, Extension’s Family Nutrition Program.

Durward and Phyllis Otterness, Tower City, who have been 4-H and dairy production leaders for more than 50 years.

Russ Tweiten, vice president of agribusiness consulting and succession and retirement planning, AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Fargo, who has been instrumental in supporting Extension’s Design Your Succession Plan programming.

Meritorious Support Service Award: Aimee Thapa, administrative assistant, NDSU
Plant Pathology, Fargo.

Mid-Career Service Award: Donna Anderson, Extension agent, family and consumer
sciences, Eddy and Foster counties.

Administrative Leadership Award: Deb Gebeke, assistant director, family and
consumer sciences, Fargo.

Distinguished Service Award: Ken Hellevang, agricultural engineer, Fargo.

Visionary Leadership Award: Carmen Rath-Wald, Extension agent, family and
consumer sciences, Logan County.

Continued Service Award: John Kringler, retired Extension agent, agriculture
and natural resources, Cass County.

See below:  Phyllis and Durward Otterness honored as Friends of Extension!! Left to Right: Durward and Phyllis Otterness, Ellen Bjelland, Former Barnes County Extension Agent.

Above photo: Phyllis and Durward Otterness of rural Tower City, ND honored as Friends of Extension. L to R Durward and Phyllis Otterness and far right Ellen Bjelland, Former Barnes County Extension Agent.


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