Archive - Aug 2013
Fall driving means more than watching out for school buses, motorists must also pay close attention to the possibility of encountering large, slow-moving harvest equipment while traveling on country roads.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation wants to urge motorists to use caution and share the road with harvest equipment during harvest.
North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley is helping recognize the 30th anniversary of Sodbuster Days taking place at Fort Ransom State Park on Sept. 7-8.
Fort Ransom State Park Manager John Kwapinski said Tuesday, â€śIt's a special one, and the Lieutenant Governor plans to attend. It's special because this is the 30th year the Fort Ransom Sodbuster Association has been holding Sodbusters Day at the park, and for an all volunteer organization, that's a long time. They (the association) helped put Fort Ransom on the map in our early years in the 1980s.â€ť
A Valley City man who is suing the city for $25,000 had his first pre-trial hearing Tuesday on disorderly conduct charges after he said he shot at two dogs.
The defendant was arrested weeks after he fired several shots at two pit bull dogs he said were threatening him and his girlfriend.
While the man did not plead to the charges Tuesday, he did request that his weapons be returned; a request Municipal Court Judge Tom Goven denied citing the defendant's past conviction for disorderly conduct in a Minot case that also involved firearms.
HJ Norman, Valley City, recently opened a mud park southeast of town, and plans to host a bash this Labor Day weekend, complete with off-road mudding, live music and camping.
The event will be held at Winkler Offroad Park, owned by Bill Winkler and run by Triple Twisted Motorsports, of which Norman is president. The park, located two miles south and one mile east off Interstate 94 exit 298, has five sloughs available for off-road mudding with trucks and ATVs/UTVs.
The Valley City High School Booster Club burger and brat feed will be held Friday, Aug. 30 at Hanna Field during the football game. Serving begins at 6 p.m. Free-will offering.
The Dazey Sodbusters Club will celebrate its 68th anniversary this year with the 10th Sodbuster Stampede Bullorama in Sibley on Sunday. Along with a full day of bull riding, dancing and pedal tractor pulling, the Sodbuster club will honor Larry Martin as the 2013 Outstanding Sodbuster of the Year.
martin, an 18-year member of the Sodbusters, was voted outstanding Sodbuster by his peers. According to Sodbuster president, Tony Heinze, Martin does whatever is necessary for the club including participating in fundraising events mowing and cleaning with he does with help from his grandsons.
Valley City-based Dakota Plains Cooperative will ask its farmer stockholders to approved a full merger with CHS Inc., the nation's largest farmer cooperative later this month or in October, said general manager Ken Astrup.
Said Astrup Monday, â€śWe started the process early last spring, and in early August the board decided to propose to stockholders a full merger.â€ť
More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
New freshmen at Valley City State University were introduced to college life and living on their own during orientation Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Students were very visible Monday morning, as they participated in a scavenger hunt, designed as a casual way to get to know Valley City, said Greg Vanney, director of marketing and communications.
Read more in Tuesday's Times-Record.
A weekend of tough matches started just that way Friday for Valley City State volleyball.
The Vikings dropped a pair of three-game matches at the Northwestern College Red Raider Classic, falling to both Morningside and Dordt College on Friday.
Morningside defeated the Vikings 25-21, 25-11 and 25-16. Dordt College, an NAIA Top 25 Poll team, knocked off the Vikings 25-10, 25-18 and 25-18.
Alley Theroux and Kelsey Labodi led the Viking attack with 11 kills each between the two matches.
High regional temperatures have forced Valley City High School athletics to adjust its fall sports schedule for the safety of its student athletes, but no activities have been cancelled.
Precautions include moving practices to mornings or late evenings to avoid the observed high heat indexes of the day, changing the start time of competitions to avoid daytime highs, modifying the length of outside practices, moving junior high volleyball practices from the north and south gyms to the Hi-Liner Activity Center.