August 5th, 2014
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven is working to secure a $1 billion-plus Advanced Fossil Energy loan guarantee for the CHS Inc. proposed new fertilizer plant in Spiritwood. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-NPL) took a tour of the emergency department at Mercy Hospital in Valley City Monday to learn how telehealth can impact patient care in rural North Dakota hospitals. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
Dick Nelson was honored for serving 24 years on the Valley City Public School Board Thursday during the board's annual meeting Thursday, July 31. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.
The 40th annual Gaylen Opdahl Golf Tournament was held at the Valley City Country Club on Aug 1, the field of which included golfers from five states and Canada.
Eighty-seven golfers participated in the five-person scramble, and Dick Gulman and Ralph Hooper took the tournament.
Jan Beauchman, Jim Retterath and Nate Zerface shot 18-under-par 54s.
Second place went to Tim Sorenson and Dewey Magnuson.
Dex Manley, Matt Sorenson and Randy Earles shot 15 under par.
First place in the first flight went to Bob Bergan, Doug Bergan and Ken Dodd.
Valley City Town and Country Club held their Menâ€™s Day on July 17 as temperatures were on the rise. The Longest Putt of the Day, sponsored by Bank Forward, went to Jamie Wirth. The Pizza Ranch Closest to the Pin contest on Hole 2 was won by Doug Bergan. TJ Hansen claimed the prize on Hole 3 for Closest Shot Outside of 50 Yards, sponsored by the Valley City Town and Country Club. Club veteran Kerry Anderson continued his fine play and won the Closest Second Shot contest on Hole 4, sponsored by Taco Johnâ€™s.
The Barnes County Municipal Airport Authority will be hosting the 2014 Wings and Wheels Airshow Saturday, Sept. 6.
The main aerobatic act will be third-generation pilot Matt Younkin piloting his Twin Beech 18, performing maneuvers never thought possible with such a large transport plane. He will also be performing the â€śMagic By Moonlightâ€ť night show at 9 p.m. that evening.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Television Station KXJB had a studio in Valley City starting in the 1950s until it was closed in 1963. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
The Valley City Public School board unanimously approved during its annual meeting Thursday to reinstate some of the positions that were cut in April. More in Monday's Times-Record.
Valley City 16U softballâ€™s Northern Championship campaign concluded on Friday in Bismarck, N.D., with a five-inning 11-0 loss to Pool Aâ€™s No. 1 and to-be champion Brookings, S.D. Outlaws and a 9-3 defeat to Pool Bâ€™s No. 2 Fargo/Moorhead Blaze.
Brookings led 2-0 through an inning, 9-0 after two with the help of a three-RBI swing, and 10-0 through three. Valley City loaded the bases in the fifth but could not convert.
District 6 champion Valley City Babe Ruthâ€™s back-and-forth State Tournament concluded Sunday with a 12-6 loss to District 2 champion Carrington after Fridayâ€™s 7-5 marquee comeback win over host District 2â€™s Sheyenne-New Rockford and Saturdayâ€™s hitless five-inning 19-2 drubbing at the hands of District 3 kings Park River.
State wraps up with Mondayâ€™s 1 p.m. championship game or a 3:30 p.m. title match if necessary.