July 23rd, 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 theyâ€™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 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 didnâ€™t know what caused the fire. â€śThere was no structural damage â€“ just some smoke. Fortunately they (the Anderson family) heard the smoke detector and put it out. It was moderate smoke â€“ not real heavy.â€ť
By Scott Schlaufman
STEELE, N.D. â€” 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.
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.
Former Maple Valley/Enderlin boys basketball player Ty Smith and current Raider Jordan Haseleu helped lead the North Dakota Gold team to a win in the Flyinâ€™ Hawaiian Classic basketball tournament June 26-July 2 on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
If youâ€™re a girl living on the prairie, out of all of the numbers you could know, thatâ€™s the number you need to know. The number rings up the Barnes Country Sheriffâ€™s office.
There are no losers in Valley Cityâ€™s Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project.
Low-income residents get fresh local fruit and vegetables for their tables, and gardeners with an excess of produce have an appreciative recipient for the surplus.
Ellen Bjelland of the Barnes County Extension office said Thursday the project starts Monday, July 23.
City and Barnes county officials met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday to talk about flooding issues in Valley City and along the Sheyenne River Valley.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division Commander Maj. Gen. John Peabody and St. Paul District Commander Col. Michael Price visited a number of North Dakota communities this week, and Valley City was their last stop.
Entering Thursday's double header with Harwood, the Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team wasn't too concerned about getting the sweep.
Instead, the team was focused solely on the first game, a 14-4 win in five innings that clinched the No.3 seed in next week's Section 1 tournament in Lidgerwood.
"We kind of had to win and stay out of Wahpeton's bracket," said Valley City infielder Josh Gilbertson.
It was a victory that kept the team from dwelling on a 9-0 no-hit loss in the second game, which largely used the team's reserves.
Thursday women's softball
Boomers/Wendel & IDK split; IDK won 1st game 6-2 & Boomers won 2nd game 7-2; Grotberg Electric & Tapps Lounge split; Tapps won 1st game 5-4 & Grotberg won 2nd game 8-1; Allied AgronomyÂ & Stokkelands/Shadys split; S/S won 1st game 7-1 & AA won 2nd game 8-2; Frontier Fort- Bye
19-3Â Â Â Â Â Â Boomers/Wendel
13-3Â Â Â Â Â Â IDK
10-10Â Â Â Â Â Â Frontier Fort
10-10Â Â Â Â Â Â Grotberg Electric
Â 8-12Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Allied Agronomy
Â 6-16Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Tapps Lounge
Â 5-17Â Â Â Â Â Â Stokkelands/Shadys