July 10th, 2012
Bethany Reiten combines her love for animals and writing in a 4-H service project, which she says has helped her learn that helping others is an important part of life.
Post 60 gets swept
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball struggled offensively Monday and was swept by Kindred.
The team was only able to put together four total hits in the two games despite strong efforts from pitchers Chase Carpenter and Brett Stearns.
Valley City lost the first game 3-0. Kindred scored one run in the second, fourth and fifth innings.
Carpenter threw all six innings with only four hits allowed and eight strikeouts. He also went 1-2 at the plate. Anthony Olstad had Post 60â€™s only other hit.
Valley City Babe Ruth player Jacob Miller showed plenty of tenacity in Mondayâ€™s double header split with Oakes.
As his team played the first game, a 4-2 loss, he donned the catcherâ€™s gear and took his spot behind the plate for all seven innings in 90 degree weather.
He followed it by switching battery positions for game two, where he pitched all four innings and scored two runs in a 5-1 win.
In both instances, coach Lance Lukes was pleased as the team readies for the District 6 tournament later this month in Steele.
A Valley City woman who went missing last week has made contact with her mother.
Amber Glatt, 22, a Valley City State University student who has been missing since July 4, called her mother from a pay phone late Monday evening. It was the first time anyone had heard from her in nearly a week.
â€śItâ€™s a huge relief,â€ť Glattâ€™s Mother, Amy Rines, said late Monday night. â€śI will see her tomorrow. The airports are closed tonight or else weâ€™d be going tonight.â€ť
Glatt has had bouts of reoccurring amnesia since suffering a head injury in 2010.
RedHawks beat T-Bones 3-1
FARGO â€” Fargo/Moorhead RedHawks starter Tyler Herron struck out eight batters and gave up only one earned run in over seven innings a the 3-1 victory over the Kansas City T-Bones Sunday at Newman Outdoor Field.
There isnâ€™t much that can change a baseball gameâ€™s momentum more than a big home run.
But after allowing a two-run game-tying dinger to deep centerfield in the third inning of the teamâ€™s second game with Lidgerwood Friday at Charlie Brown Memorial Field, Valley City Post 60 pitcher Austen Meyer was determined to keep his chin up.
â€śYouâ€™ve just got to come back and get the next guy,â€ť Meyer said.
Instead, he and the rest of his team responded in the best way possible.
JAMESTOWN â€” As Shar Bernsâ€™ husband looked her in the eyes and told her that her best friend, a woman she had come to love in the past eight years, was dead, Berns could hardly muster a response.
â€śWe were supposed to have lunch next Thursday. It just, it just doesnâ€™t seem real,â€ť she said.
Her friend, Allison Deutscher, 36, along with her husband Aaron, 34, and 18-month-old daughter Brielle, of West Fargo, were killed Friday evening in a head-on collision on Interstate 94 west of Jamestown.
Special to The Times-Record
Bank Forward Valley City announces staffing changes.
Jonelle Langemo has been promoted to Personal Banking Supervisor.
Recent new hires are Krista Briss, Ryan Mehus and Michelle Wobbema as Personal Bankers; Sarah Omdahl as an Administrative Assistant and Scott Tweed as a Loan Officer (Agriculture).
Langemo has been employed with Bank Forward since June 2008 and has four years banking experience.
Briss attends Valley City State University and has customer service experience.
Special to The Times-Record
Paul Drabus, of Valley City has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant with the North Dakota Army National Guard. He serves with Detachment 1, Company B, 231st Brigade Support Battalion, a Valley City-based maintenance unit. The promotion comes with the new assignment as a squad leader.
Drabus joined the National Guard in April 1997 and has been trained as a metal worker and utilities equipment repairer.
He served on a 15-month mission to Iraq from December 2003 through February 2005 and on a 12-month mission to Kosovo from 2009-10.
The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Gowan Construction, Inc., an Oslo, Minn., based company the EPA had accused of violating the Clean Water Act.
The company agreed to pay $40,000 for violations on a project on Interstate 29 near Harwood, along one of the last stretches of the Sheyenne River before it reaches West Fargo and eventually drains into the Red River of the North.