July 7th, 2014
Nate Rodriguez and Jesse Johnson received invitation letters to Tuesdayâ€™s major league tryout camp at the Mandan Memorial Ballpark in South Mandan, N.D.
Rodriguez, the upcoming sophomore of this summerâ€™s Babe Ruth team, and Johnson, the to-be Enderlin-Maple Valley junior, of Legion Post 60, didnâ€™t see it coming.
â€śI had no idea it existed until I got the letter,â€ť said Johnson, nervous and excited to partake in his first such event and to get his name out to scouts. â€śMaybe some scouts saw us at Babe Ruth State last year.â€ť
Zach Doty, a 2014 Valley City High School graduate, received a Triple Crown trophy, sponsored by the North Dakota department of AmVets, for his 2013-14 Greco, Folk and Freestyle wrestling championships, at Valley Cityâ€™s Veterans of Foreign Wars Club.
â€śItâ€™s something the AmVets have done for years,â€ť said Gary D. Schlagel, Commander of Willis W. Weber AmVets Post 3. â€śItâ€™s quite an accomplishment. Anytime we can do anything for the youth and the community, itâ€™s our way of recognizing them.â€ť
Lisbon came out swinging and led 1-0 after a District inning Monday at Charlie Brown Field, but Valley City responded to finish a 17-7 win in the sixth on 18 total hits.
Down 7-1 midway through the non-District third and facing wind and rain from the northwest, Valley City tacked on seven runs in the home half for walk-off, three-inning 8-7 win.
â€śOur bats came alive for us today, and especially piling on hits from consecutive batters helped out,â€ť Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śOur middle five are really swinging some good sticks.â€ť
Meeting Tuesday, Barnes County Commissioners approved preliminary plans for a proposed residential subdivision in Green Township proposed by Terence Brock. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
From demolition derby to fireworks, crashes and bangs echoed from the silos during the Sanborn Fire Department's annual Fourth of July Celebration Friday. Other events during the day-long celebration included a parade, children's races and a street dance. Photos and results in Monday's Times-Record.
David Trapp is the fourth generation member of his family in insurance â€”Â and he's been doing it for 40 years. To celebrate this success, an open house will be held at Heritage Insurance Services, where Trapp currently works, all this week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 202 Central Avenue South, Suite 5, in Valley City. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be given away.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Barnes County and other area farmers are all welcome to a Dazey Plot Tour on hard red spring wheat, barley and soybeans set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Randy Grueneich, Barnes County Extension Agent. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Valley City Public Works' daytime phone number, (701) 845-0380, is now also the 24/7 emergency contact phone number for electrical, water, sewer or street emergencies. Residents are still encouraged to call 9-1-1 for dangerous public works emergencies.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Captainâ€™s Pub swept Boomerâ€™s Corner Keg, 16-6 and 16-1
Hope Electric swept NuBar/Christensen Trucking, 9-8 and 17-6
Elliott Farms took the opener from Boomers Corner Keg/Dakota Plains, 8-4, but Boomers/Dakota Plains took the closer, 13-5
John Deere Seeding swept The Raven/Eagles, 15-5 and 14-3
Captainâ€™s Pub swept NuBar/Christensen Trucking, 7-5 and 18-8
Boomerâ€™s Corner Keg/Dakota Plains swept John Deere Seeding, 15-4 and 15-13
The Raven/Eagles swept Boomerâ€™s Corner Keg, 11-10; 10-9
John Deere Seeding 13-3
Junior Varsity Awards
Varsity Defensive Leaders
Brooke Breckheimer, 49
Dierra Diegel, .982
Brenna Dieterle, 90
Dierra Diegel, 7