Archive - Jul 30, 2012
By Scott Schlaufman
After losing eight straight games to start the season, it would have been seemingly easy to write off the Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team.
But Saturday in Lidgerwood, the team finished second in the Section 1 tournament with a 28-1 loss to Wahpeton in the championship game.
"We started season 0-8 and not a lot of people expected us to be in this championship game, and we made a run and we got here," Valley City coach Jason Beilke said.
The expected number of riders was impacted a little by an early harvest. Instead of the 250 or so expected, there were maybe only 200. Thatâ€™s 200 motorcyclists riding in the Fourth Annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Ride, this past Saturday.
The riders and a raffle for a brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle help raise nearly $60,000 for the Thundering Saints Inc. foundation, said ride organizer, Rocky Gabel, husband of the late Debbie for whom the ride and the foundation are dedicated.
Valley Cityâ€™s new police chief has some new ideas and lofty goals for the Valley City Police Department and is working with the Valley City City Commission to bring those to life.
â€śWeâ€™re currently in discussion with the city commission to see if theyâ€™ll go along with what I would like to do, but my biggest push is to get the police department internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA),â€ť said Chief Fred Thompson.
Locals cheered on bicyclists at the finish line Saturday as bikers from around the area finished the first day of a two-day bike ride hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
During this yearâ€™s ride called â€śBike MS: Sanford Health Ride the Wind,â€ť participating cyclists started their route in Casselton, looped north through several small towns and Lake Ashtabula, and then turned south to head to Valley City, covering up to 140 miles.