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Archive - Jul 1, 2013

Rulings a Coup to Same-Sex Marriage Proponents

July 1, 2013

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two rulings upholding the rights of some same-sex partners to marry and giving all partners in legal same-sex marriages the same rights by the federal government as those in opposite-sex marriages. While reactions have varied greatly, some locals believe the implications of the rulings will reach far beyond the cases in which they were handed down.
Read more about local reactions in Monday's Times-Record.

FCCU Construction Begins

July 1, 2013

First Community Credit Union of Valley City broke ground at their new location on East Main Street Friday morning. Valley City branch manager Dean Rohrich and Valley City employees joined Chief Executive Officer Steve Schmitz and board members for the event that marks the beginning of construction on the new 4,000-square-foot building.
Schmitz said they hope to be into the new building by the end of the year.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.

Fireworks Explode Early

July 1, 2013

Some of the fireworks set aside for Sanborn's July 4 celebration blew up Thursday evening in a storage bunker located northwest of Spiritwood in Stutsman County.
Terry Swenson, one of the leaders of the annual fireworks display and secretary of the Sanborn Fire Department said Friday, “Some of our projected show (fireworks) was in a bunker that exploded last night.”
Despite the explosion, Swenson said, “The show will go on,” slated to begin at dusk.
For more information, read Monday's Times-Record and check our website tomorrow.

In the Fields Working Away All Weekend

July 1, 2013

The weather couldn't have been better for the Elysian pastime. The sun shone down all weekend long on The Leever's Classic American Legion Baseball Tournament, played at Charlie Brown Field, in Valley City. Eight teams (including both Valley City Post #60 teams) from as far away as Grand Forks vied from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon for the Leever's Classic trophy.
The championship game was played Sunday afternoon, between LaMoure and Nelson County Owls, and what a game it was, starting as a pitchers' duel, and ending with LaMoure getting eight-runned in the bottom of the sixth.

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