July 30th, 2012
By Scott Schlaufman
After losing eight straight games to start the season, it would have been seemingly easy to write off the Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team.
But Saturday in Lidgerwood, the team finished second in the Section 1 tournament with a 28-1 loss to Wahpeton in the championship game.
"We started season 0-8 and not a lot of people expected us to be in this championship game, and we made a run and we got here," Valley City coach Jason Beilke said.
The expected number of riders was impacted a little by an early harvest. Instead of the 250 or so expected, there were maybe only 200. Thatâ€™s 200 motorcyclists riding in the Fourth Annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Ride, this past Saturday.
The riders and a raffle for a brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle help raise nearly $60,000 for the Thundering Saints Inc. foundation, said ride organizer, Rocky Gabel, husband of the late Debbie for whom the ride and the foundation are dedicated.
Valley Cityâ€™s new police chief has some new ideas and lofty goals for the Valley City Police Department and is working with the Valley City City Commission to bring those to life.
â€śWeâ€™re currently in discussion with the city commission to see if theyâ€™ll go along with what I would like to do, but my biggest push is to get the police department internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA),â€ť said Chief Fred Thompson.
Locals cheered on bicyclists at the finish line Saturday as bikers from around the area finished the first day of a two-day bike ride hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
During this yearâ€™s ride called â€śBike MS: Sanford Health Ride the Wind,â€ť participating cyclists started their route in Casselton, looped north through several small towns and Lake Ashtabula, and then turned south to head to Valley City, covering up to 140 miles.
LIDGERWOOD, N.D. â€” Prior to Thursday, it had been awhile since the Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team had to hit off Wahpeton pitcher Jeremy Bontjes. By Post 60 coach Jason Beilke's count, It had been roughly two years since he pitched against Valley City at the Sectional tournament in 2010.
So much for getting reacquainted.
Bontjes threw a no hitter in Wahpeton's 11-0, five inning win over Post 60 in the semifinals of the Section 1 tournament in Lidgerwood.
I am just a humble dog. My name is Shya Ingstad. My home dog country is America. I will defend her.
I look out on my prairie-past the farm yards of plenty. Through the lush cow pastures and from the banks of each river I swim I see an America founded on core values my foredoggers put in place for me.
I see an America where Iâ€™m free to be me, Shya Ingstad-an imperfect hound of mixed breed.
A break from an intense heat wave arrived in the area this week, and it looks to be hanging around for the weekend according to graphical forecast data from the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.
Fridayâ€™s low temperature will see the mercury sinking to 60 degrees with a 5 percent chance of rain and wind speeds at 10 mph or less. The wind speeds will remain in that range throughout the weekend.
St. Paulâ€™s Lutheran Church of Valley City will be hosting a free indoor concert by the Christian band KoinĂ© on Monday at 7 p.m. Prior to the concert, St. Paulâ€™s will have a family activity night held outside on the church property from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a variety of games and activities for children of all ages.
The church will also serve hot dogs, pop, water, chips and cotton candy for a low price.
A Valley City woman was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant for allegedly having sexual contact with a female victim under the age of 15.
Felita Bravebull Bredeson, 20, of Valley City, was taken into custody on suspicion of the crime.
â€śShe was arrested for Gross Sexual Imposition, â€ś said Valley City Police Detective Mark McDonald. â€śIt did occur in Valley City and it did involve a 14-year-old Valley City resident.â€ť
Special to the Times-Record
Bismarck, N.D. â€“ North Dakota Tourism staff are hitting the road in July to work at several high-traffic visitor areas throughout the state, as well as at new sites in oil-impacted areas.
North Dakota Tourism representatives will be at designated visitor centers and rest areas to gather traveler information via a survey and provide traveler assistance. In addition to surveying travelers at traditional visitor sites, they will go to two crew camps and one very busy C-station to survey camp residents about their leisure and travel interests.