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Archive - Jul 2012

July 24th

Babe Ruth ends season with 1-0 loss to Oakes

July 24, 2012

STEELE, N.D. — As members of the Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team walked off the field following a 1-0 season-ending loss to Oakes Tuesday in the District 6 championship, the players' faces seemed to match the gray skies that loomed over the field during the game.
There was a bit of sadness and a hint of frustration after Valley City lost by the slimmest margin possible to a team it had pushed to the limit numerous times this summer.

VC Man Jailed for Luring Minor

July 24, 2012

A Valley City man was arrested by local police Sunday on a warrant obtained by the Wahpeton Police Department.

Joshua Dale Holm, 31, was charged with a Class B Felony for allegedly luring minors by computer or other electronic means. Wahpeton PD has been conducting an ongoing undercover sting operation to catch people luring minors over the internet for sexual purposes.

Barnes County State’s Attorney Lee Grossman said the alleged crime carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, but Barnes County will have no involvement in the case.

4th Debbie Gabel Memorial Ride

July 24, 2012

The fourth annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Motorcycle Ride, Raffle and Street Dance will be held Saturday in Valley City.

Registration for the motorcycle ride begins at 9 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Park parking lot, with the ride beginning at noon. Cost to participate is $20 per bike, and much of the net proceeds benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Hearing Set to Remove Lettenmaier

July 24, 2012

A hearing has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. to officially remove Barnes County Water Resource District Board member Duane Lettenmaier from the water board over what three other board members claim were “unapproved actions.”

An official complaint was sent to Commission Chair Cindy Schwehr and signed by water board president Jeff McMillan, vice president Pat Hurley, and board member John Kohler.

The Barnes County Commission will hold the hearing following its regularly scheduled meeting from 8 a.m. to noon that morning.

Babe Ruth upsets LaMoure, Steele

July 24, 2012

STEELE, ND — The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team isn't one that lacks team chemistry. For nearly every bobbled ball or untimely ground out, a player has no issue finding somebody who'll lift them back up.
But during a pair of upset victories at the District 6 Tournament in Steele Monday, the team's chemistry took a whole different form.
After beating LaMoure 6-5 in eight innings, Valley City's players opened a 9-3 win over Steele with energy in the dugout.

July 23rd

Dakota Gospel to Perform at Courthouse Lawn

July 23, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

Marlin & Wanda Niess, Argusville, ND (Dakota Gospel) and grandchildren, Mikey, Katy and Amelia Meester, Valley City will be sharing their music on Wed., July 25th.

Dakota Gospel, Marlin and Wanda Niess, from Argusville, ND will be entertaining along with their grandchildren, Mikey, Katy & Amelia Meester of Valley City on Wednesday, July 25th at Music in City Park in Valley City beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Wednesday’s Crazy Day Will Have New and Old Traditions

July 23, 2012

Valley City has some new businesses downtown, and the owners are excited for their first Crazy Day Wednesday. The event is an annual street fair and sale hosted by the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce held on Central Avenue in downtown Valley City.

Some long-time businesses will continue traditions they’ve had at previous Crazy Day sales, while new businesses hope to start new traditions.

The fair starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

No One Hurt in VC Fire

July 23, 2012

No one was hurt in a small fire in apartment at 676 11th Ave. SW at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, said Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath.
Retterath said the fire started in and was confined to a bedroom closet in the apartment occupied by Rose Anderson and two children.

As of Friday, Retterath said he didn’t know what caused the fire. “There was no structural damage – just some smoke. Fortunately they (the Anderson family) heard the smoke detector and put it out. It was moderate smoke – not real heavy.”

Valley City Babe Ruth advances in Districts

July 23, 2012

By Scott Schlaufman
trsports@times-online.com
STEELE, N.D. — Early Sunday afternoon the players of the Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team seemed plenty frustrated.
The root of it was simple. For four innings the team went nearly out-for-out with Oakes before a defensive struggle in the fifth and sixth innings ended the game with a 6-0 loss that put the team on the verge of elimination from the District 6 tournament in Steele.

July 22nd

7-23 Local Digest

July 23, 2012

Softball team raising money for nationals
The Valley City Xtreme 16U girls softball team is hosting a fundraiser Wednesday to help raise money for its trip to the national tournament next month.
The team is hosting a brat feed Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Valley Meat with proceeds going to the team.
The tournament takes place July 31-Aug.5 in Columbus, Wis.

Section 1 American Legion Bracket announced
The complete bracket for the Section 1 American Legion baseball tournament has been announced.

The Hi-Liner Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce that Barb Bjorum, Jeff Boschee, Justin ‘...
Varsity bowling, featuring Barnes County North’s Laine Schwehr, Austin Lura and Collin Lura, and...
[Photo courtesy of Jessica Lammle] Randy Compson of Valley City, who has raced at Pierre, S.D.’s...

 

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