Two Valley City University Faculty Members Assisting in Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – The American Red Cross in North Dakota continues support for the Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in the southeast.

Two faculty members at Valley City State University are deploying to assist for two weeks to help.

Erin Klingenberg, Director of Counseling Services at VCSU, and Kelsie Carter, Master’s Level Clinical Mental Health Counselor, leave today for North Carolina to assist with mobile feeding efforts in some of the most damage neighborhoods and areas from the hurricane. Their background in counseling make them ideal volunteers as they come in contact with families who have lost their homes and belongings.

“Having the expertise of Erin and Kelsie in damaged areas will be incredibly helpful while meeting with people that are going through a very difficult time in their lives,” said Red Cross Disaster Program Manager, Jessica Kulzer. “Their skills in this field will make a huge impact.”

Thousands of people in the southeast continue to deal with the effects of Hurricane Matthew more than two weeks after the storm made landfall. The American Red Cross is with them, providing food, shelter and help with recovery. The Red Cross and partners have already served more than 1.3 million meals and snacks and provided more overnight shelter stays than after Superstorm Sandy. The massive response is far from over, and Red Cross workers will support those affected for as long as help is needed.

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Gaukler Family Wellness Center Swimming Pool Update

VALLEY CITY, ND – ( Valley City Parks & Recreation Director Tyler Jacobson said the new Gaukler Family Wellness Center in Valley City had some issues with the tile work on the deck of the swimming pool and will need to be replaced

Jacobson said, “We want to make sure everything is done correctly to reduce the amount of maintenance needs and to live up to the expectations of the community.”

He said the demolish of the tile will start soon and announced the timeline for the work to be done by the contractor in the month of November.

Demolishing and prep for the tile now through November 8th, tile insulation completed by November 15th, final clean up by November 20th and tentative opening of the swimming pool by November 21st.

Jacobson said, “We are sorry for the inconvenience but this issue with the tile needed to be corrected before we opened the pool to the public. He said a Grand Opening will be held later this year.

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Alison Kasowski Opens KW Roers Realty In Downtown Valley City

VALLEY CITY, ND – ( The Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce held a business after hours event at the new KW Roers Realty KellerWilliams office in Valley City on October 25th.

Realty agent Alison Kasowski said the realty business is based out of Fargo but she operates her office at 356 Central Avenue North in Valley City. To contact Kasowski call her at 701-840-5460 or email her at

Chamber members interested in bringing a Business After Hours event to their business or organization should call Kay Vinje at 701-845-1891 or email her at

Alison Kasowski, of KW Roers Realty office in Valley City.

Alison Kasowski, of the KW Roers Realty KellerWilliams office in Valley City.


Jerilyn Bruns

L to R Jenny Faure attended the business after hours event along with Jerilyn Beckman who is with the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce office in Valley City.

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VCSU Volleyball Rallies For 3-1 Victory At Presentation

Aberdeen, SD ( The Valley City State volleyball team rallied from a 1-0 deficit on the road Wednesday night as the Vikings earned a 3-1 conference victory against Presentation College.

VCSU dropped game one in extra points but rallied back with three straight wins for the match victory: 24-26, 25-21, 25-21, 26-24.

Three Vikings tallied double-digit kills in the victory, led by 15 from Taylor Sharp. Megan Johnson pounded home 14 kills and Clarissa Olson scored 12 kills.Nicolette Bloomer added eight kills and Leah Ruter posted seven kills in the match.

Taylor Balkan posted team highs of 48 assists and three service aces. Charlotte Huschka led the Viking defense with 32 digs. Leah Ruter (16), Hailie Wilds (12) andTaylor Balkan (11) all had double-digit digs as well.

The win snaps a seven-match losing streak for the Vikings. Valley City State improves to 8-19 overall and is now 4-7 in the North Star Athletic Association. The Vikings move into a tie with Dakota State for fifth place in the NSAA standings. They are 1.5 games back of Dickinson State for fourth place.

Presentation College drops to 4-24 overall and 1-11 in conference play. The Saints are ninth in the NSAA standings.

Up next: Valley City State closes out its home schedule with two matches at Graichen Gymnasium this weekend. The Vikings host No. 4 Viterbo University at 7 p.m. Friday, and then host Waldorf University at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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