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Archive - Jul 2012

July 3rd

Johnson's cycle leads Babe Ruth past Edgeley (plus local digest)

July 4, 2012

The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team offense was a bit more sluggish in its first game Monday than coach Lance Lukes would have liked it to be, but later recovered for the second game of a double header with Lisbon.
But in Tuesday’s 20-2 district win in Edgeley, there were no early jitters.
The team put together at least three runs in each inning, ending the game after five, and had 15 total hits.
“It’s always tough coming from a game like Monday,” Lukes said. “There can be times where players get set in looking for the walks and stop being aggressive at the plate.”

No T-R July 4th

July 4, 2012

Attention Times-Record readers:

Due to the 4th of July holiday, there will be no Times-Record paper or delivery Wednesday.

We will be back with all your local news Thursday!

-TR Staff

Relay for Life Thanks Barnes County Residents

July 3, 2012

As co-chairs of this year’s American Cancer Society Barnes County Relay For Life, we would like to thank residents of Barnes County and beyond for their generosity and support. Six energetic and dedicated teams participated in this year’s event and raised more than $27,000 to help the Society’s fight for every birthday, threatened by every cancer, here and throughout the world. We are anticipating breaking the $30,000 mark by the end of relay season, Aug. 31. We would like for supporters to know that donations can be accepted in support of the 2012 event until that date.

Heat Beats East ND

July 3, 2012

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks declared a heat advisory for eastern North Dakota on Monday as temperatures reached into the 90-degree territory and humidity in some cities in the region was more than 70 percent, causing the heat index to hover around 100 degrees.

NWS meteorologist Brad Hopkins said heat advisories are declared on a day-by-day basis and there is a good chance they could continue throughout the week.

Monday/Thursday Farmers Market to Start 34th Year

July 3, 2012

The Monday/Thursday farmers market will begin its 34th year on Monday, July 9 in the Rosebud Parking lot across from the Elks building. The market will continue Thursday, July 12 in the Pamida parking lot.

Norma Voldal, manager of the market, said they tried splitting the locations of the markets last year as an experiment, and it worked so well that they decided to do it again this year.

July 2nd

Solid pitching gets Babe Ruth past Lisbon

July 3, 2012

When times get tough for Valley City Babe Ruth pitcher Nate Rodriguez, his main goal is to avoid getting in a rut mentally.
“What (head coach) Lance (Lukes) always tells me is to keep my head up and keep it clear,” Rodriguez said.
It was an outlook that came in handy in an 11-1 win Monday in the first game of a double header sweep over Lisbon.
After getting the first three batters out in succession, Rodriguez finished the next three innings with the bases loaded for the final out, but allowed only one run to score.

The Catch: Plattner picks the MLB All Star teams, part 1

July 3, 2012

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is July 10th and the rosters are set. Each year, comparing my All-Stars with the actual rosters is fun and interesting. No sense in wasting any time. Having not looked at the rosters yet, we’ll begin with my National League All-Star team. After revealing my team, we’ll scope out the real All-Star team, compare and contrast, I’ll defend my picks, and we’ll do the same for the American League (which will be the topic of discussion next week). All stats used are as of games completed through June 30, 2012.

Mercy Administrator Pleased With ACA Court Ruling

July 2, 2012

Mercy Hospital Administrator Keith Heuser said Friday “overall I’m pleased” that the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday upheld the federal Affordable Care Act “as intended with changes in penalties.”

Heuser said “there are areas that need work, but when it comes to protecting people, there is a lot of good in the law. It allows people to access health care without fear of not being able to pay.”

He said preventive care without co-pays that are part of the new law might help cut costs of treating diseases caught early or nipped in the bud by preventive care.

Pamida Sale Marks First Step in Shopko Conversion Process

July 2, 2012

The liquidation sale at Pamida that started last Monday marks the first step in converting Pamida to a Shopko Hometown store. About 90 percent of the store’s items are on sale ranging from 10 to 30 percent off regular price. The sale is an effort to clear out existing merchandise to make way for Shopko’s enhanced merchandising mix.

Group Seeks Stop To Consumer Fireworks

July 2, 2012

Independence Day is just a couple days away, and after the barbecues, road trips and parties, the fireworks are the main event.

And with them, come the annual fireworks safety reminders and warnings.
Two weeks ago the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released its Fireworks Report, which shows that in 2010 alone, an estimated 15,500 fires and 8,600 emergency room visits were caused by consumer fireworks.

The NFPA is now teaming with the American Academy of Pediatrics and 21 other state and national organizations to form the “Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks (ASCF).”

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