July 20th, 2012
There are no losers in Valley Cityâs 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
The North Dakota Stockmenâs Associationâs reward fund for two cases of livestock shootings in the state has risen from a combined $2,000 to $14,100.
The organization has had standing rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person caught stealing, butchering or shooting cattle, horses or mules in the state since 1929.
NDSA Board Chairman Steve Brooks said there is a growing groundswell of citizen support for the victims of such crimes.
At 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday, local law enforcement was asked to help on a traffic stop on Interstate 94 westbound from Absaraka by two Cass County Sheriffâs Deputies.
The deputies had pulled over Kelly James Davis, 36, of Bend, Ore., on I-94. Police in Hutchinson, Minn., had issued an âattempt to locateâ on him after he allegedly shot rounds from a semi-automatic hand gun into the ground and air in a dispute with another man in Hutchinson. Davis left the scene in a white, Ford Shelby Mustang and law enforcement received word he was heading west to Oregon.
West Main Street in Valley City is lined with local businesses and swarming with traffic, but hidden behind a bounty of vines, shrubs and trees is a quaint photo studio and long-time business of Valley City called Matsonâs Studio.
The owner of the studio, Ken Matson, has been a photographer in Valley City for 58 years. He retired last year at the age of 85.
Although retired, Matsonâs passion for photography never ran out. He still shoots photos for fun and remains the family photographer.
Post 60 playing final home game
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion Baseball team finishes the regular season with a double header against Harwood at 5:30 p.m. today at Charlie Brown Memorial Field.
Post 60 was swept by Wahpeton in a double header Tuesday in Wahpeton. Valley City had only three hits in each game, losing 10-0 and 7-0, both in five innings.
In game one, Josh Gilbertson allowed 10 hits and 10 runs, five earned, as his defense allowed six errors in 4 1/3 innings. Jaden Keys, Josh Magnuson and Spencer Meyer all had hits in the game. Meyer's was a double.
Special to the Times-Record
Returning to their home venue this summer, the LaMoure County Summer Musical Theatre is producing The Apple Tree, a musical revue presenting three stories: The Diary of Adam and Eve, The Tiger or the Lady, and Passionella. Based on short stories by Mark Twain, Frank Stockton, and Jules Feiffer, this musical offers many opportunities for local talent, including Jane Anderson, Bob Muhs, and Michael Spiese, veteran performers who are returning to the LCSMT stage again this year.
The gauntlet has been thrown and the flags will fly as the Barnes County Sheriffâs deputies will face off against the Valley City State University Vikings in a flag football game next month.
The Aug. 9 event, organized by Deputy Scott Crump, will be a fundraiser to buy equipment for the deputy reserves.
âI wanted this to be a community thing, not just for the deputies,â Crump said. âIt takes a lot to plan; itâs really brand new.â