Archive - Apr 2012
Valley City High School softball coach Jason Lindgren is the first to admit that his team is plenty young.
With only five seniors, there are numerous freshmen and sophomores that contribute to the Hi-Linersâ€™ success.
But what the team may lack in age, the girls make up for in experience.
â€śYouâ€™re counting on a lot of younger people but they, the sophomores for example, have been playing a lot since they were 8th graders, they saw time when they were 7th graders, so theyâ€™ve got a lot of varsity experience,â€ť coach Jason Lindgren said. â€śItâ€™s not new to them.â€ť
The Valley City City Commission explored the possibility of loaning itself $1 million from the Public Works department for permanent flood protection funding Monday night.
â€śThe immediate need is from May to the end of August when these buyouts will occur,â€ť said Commissioner Matt Pedersen. â€śThe ball is in motion, and I would like to see us come to an agreement that weâ€™re willing to borrow the million and in parallel, research the various mechanisms to pay it back.â€ť
Heavy black smoke resulted from an outside fire at Harvâ€™s Welding on 10th Street Southwest 10:40 a.m. Monday morning in Valley City. Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath said welding work was being done on a box attached to a truck, and rubber in the bottom ignited, causing minor damage to the box.
Some protest was heard over the impending Ninth Avenue Northwest reconstruction project Monday night, and the Valley City City Commission vowed to do what they could to make it right.
â€śI think the assessment is unfair,â€ť Ninth Avenue homeowner Mike Bresnahan told the commission. â€śIn my case, the amount being assessed is about $21,000. The amounts are ridiculous relative to the values of the homes.â€ť
BISMARCK, N.D. - With 16 candidates seeking nine offices, competition for party endorsement was stiff over the weekend at the North Dakota Republican Convention in Bismarck.
There were 1,940 delegates from the stateâ€™s 47 congressional districts registered for the convention, which is a 26 percent increase since 2010. However, as nominations began on Saturday, 1,666 delegates were present to vote by 1:47 p.m., but that number edged up to 1,717 by 1:33 p.m. Sunday according to the credentials committee.
Itâ€™s unusual for a business to celebrate its 100th birthday while simultaneously planning a retirement party, but manager Mike Schwehr and his crew at C.H. Carpenter Lumber company are doing just that.
â€śItâ€™s a little hard because youâ€™ve put so much into it,â€ť Schwehr said of the closing. â€śItâ€™s tough. Theyâ€™ve been good to us around here, the communityâ€™s supported us well. Weâ€™ve been thanking everybody for everything theyâ€™ve done over the years.â€ť
There is a Rules Clinic at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd at the American Legion. Anyone interested in or considering umping this summer is welcome to attend. Sponsor fees are due on Monday, April 2 at 5 p.m. at the Rec Center office.
Pick up rosters at the Valley City Parks & Recreation office. If you have any questions, call 845-3294.
After dropping the first two games on Friday at the Morningside College Invitational Softball Tournament, the Valley City State University softball team rattled off four wins in a row to finish the tournament 4-2.
In game one on Friday, Bellevue (Neb.) University scored five runs in the bottom of the first and led the entire way in a 7-2 victory. The Vikings mustered only six hits with freshman Shayna Taffinder leading the way with a 2-2 performance at the plate. Jen Shadlock took the loss for the Vikings in the circle.
JAMESTOWN â€” The way Valley City State University baseball coach Casey Olney looks at it, the success his team had wasnâ€™t necessarily in the box scores of its Dakota Athletic Conference preseason tournament games.
In the weekend, the team went 1-3. The Vikings lost double header at home Saturday to Dickinson State University and Jamestown College, but rebounded with a13-6 win over Dickinson Sunday in Jamestown before closing it out with a 12-2 loss to the Jimmies.
New VCPR classes starting
Valley City Parks and Recreation is offering two new classes, step aerobics and yoga, starting Monday.
Step Aerobics will be offered at the Rec Center starting Monday, April 2. This class is planned for Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the fitness room upstairs at the Rec Center. The class will be low impact with an upbeat, fun atmosphere with easy to follow routines and light weights to strengthen bones & increase muscle mass. Classes will be instructed by Deb White.