March 11th, 2014
Viking softball took off for Tucson, Ariz., on Tuesday to begin a stretch of 22 Spring games in 11 days, including four exhibition contests, from March 12-22.
After opening the season indoors in St. Paul, Minn., with a 2-4 record two weeks ago, the Vikings play their first outdoor games in Tucson on Wednesday looking to get back to .500 with a game against Robert Morris College (Aurora, Ill.) and Concordia University (Seward, Neb.).
Hazel Mattice, who grew up on a Barnes County farm, has written a book set in the area. "The Dark Days: The Age of Them," which takes place in Barnes County and Valley City, was recently published and available online through Amazon for $2.99.
The 300-page science-fiction thriller story is based on a location near Valley City.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
North Dakota Sen. Larry Robinson of Valley City, has been named the North Dakota Township Officers Association â€śLegislator of the Year.â€ť More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
The main arena of the North Dakota Winter Show was packed Saturday afternoon for the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Rodeo.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Barnes County North's Lady Bison basketball season came to an end with Monday night's 67-42 Region 3 Tournament defeat at the hands of District 6 Tournament champion South Border.
The Lady Bison, who finished No. 4 in the District 5 Tournament, went 0-5 in District 5 play and 6-16 overall, took sixth place of eight teams in the Barnes County Tournament at Valley City State University and, after winning two of their final three regular-season games, took the fifth District 5 Tournament seed and upset fourth-seeded Edgeley/Kulm/Montpelier, 35-30, in Ellendale.
Maple Valley sophomore forward Rylee Nudell scored 21 points as the Raiders beat North Sargent 41-34 in Mondayâ€™s Region 1 Tournament quarterfinals at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D.
District 1 Tournament champion Fairmount-Campbell-Tintah (12-0 District 1, 21-2 overall) awaits District 2 Tourney second-place Maple Valley (8-0 District 2, 21-2 overall) for Tuesdayâ€™s 6 p.m. semifinal at NDSCS.
A huge crowd was on-hand at the 77th annual North Dakota Winter Show Friday for the weekend concert that included country music star Joe Diffie and opening acts Parmalee and 32 Below. Here, a racious crowd of young and old goes wild for a variety of rock and country music by Parmalee.
See more Winter Show photos in Monday's Times-Record.
The third 2014 spring flooding prediction for Valley City shows a lower chance than normal for any type of flooding by June 8, according to Mike Lukes, service hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Forks. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County Commissioners have named Rhoda Baade Barnes County Dispatch coordinator, along with authorizing her a $2 per hour raise. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City State baseball opened their spring season with a venture to Fremont, Neb., for three weekend games against Midland University, in all of which they came up short by scores of 7-2 on Saturday, and 8-6 and 16-4 in Sundayâ€™s doubleheader.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.