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Rain Possible, Heat Probable

June 29, 2012

A small chance of rain might offer a brief respite from the heat on Saturday, but a lack of winds will make for a humid Sunday if it does fall.

Today will be hot and dry with a high temperature of around 89 degrees, but the area will see a 20 percent chance of rain beginning this evening that will carry over to a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms throughout the day on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service graphical forecast data.

Vince Godon, a NWS meteorologist in Grand Forks, said if the weather does get wet on Saturday it’s hard to tell how much will fall.

Barnes County 4-H Council Receives Grant Thanks to Local Farmer

June 29, 2012

Thanks to a local farmer, Barnes County 4-H Council was awarded $2,500 from Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities Grant. 

Ellen Bjelland, Barnes County’s 4-H extension agent, said that soybean farmers can nominate their favorite non-profit organizations to receive grants from Monsanto. Thirty-nine states participate in this grant program, and of all the nominations that come from a particular county, Monsanto selects one to receive the grant.

Bjelland said Monsanto is the largest chemical company in the world. They are the company that produces Roundup herbicide products.

Wings and Wheels AirShow Set For September 8

June 29, 2012

The Barnes County Municipal Airport, located one mile north of Valley City, will be the site for the Wings and Wheels AirShow with gates opening at 10 a.m. Sept. 8.

Terry Gortmaker, who runs the “show and shine” portion of the AirShow, said Thursday performers have now been lined up for the event.

Those who’ve agreed to perform are Matt Younkin, Jim “Fang” Maroney, Warren Pietsch, Rex Hammarback, Toby McPherson and the Fargo Skydivers, Gortmaker said.

Local BB gun shooters aim for success at national championship

June 29, 2012

BUFFALO, ND — As one of the older members of the Buffalo Sharpshooters, Emily Haag knows exactly what to expect at the Daisy National BB Gun Championship match. Last year, she was there with a team from South Dakota.
“You get a lot more nervous because it’s a lot bigger competition than you’re used to,” Haag said.
But this year, she’s prepared for the trip back and hoping her experience rubs off on a few friends.

Friday (6-29) Local digest

June 29, 2012

Rally for the Cure results
60 women participated in the Annual Country Club tournament with funds donated to the Susan G. Komen fund for breast cancer research.
Results:
1st flight — 1st Diane Hochhalter and Elizabeth Kruger; 2nd—Annette Beattie and Theresa Haag; 3rd— Lori Justessen and Amber Olson
2nd flight—  1st Jackie Haas and Wanda Schwab; 2nd Heather Rickford and Tallie Ingstad; 3rd—Erin Metcalf and Nicole  Swenson
3rd Flight— 1st Jan Olafson and Sheryl Hanson; 2nd Nancy King and Cindy Hovland; 3rd  Ruth Nathan and Barb Young

The Ayr Rifles Sportsman’s Club hosted an outside Field Target Match Saturday in the park in Ayr, N...
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5 Star Bucking Bulls/Christensen Trucking won three of four games against YO 11 Tavern 94 won three...

 

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