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June 9th, 2014

5 Vie for 2 County Commission Seats

June 9, 2014

Two newcomers will face incumbent Phil Leitner for Barnes County District 2 in Tuesday's primary election, while two others will compete for the Barnes County District 3 seat, which will be vacated when commissioner Eldred Knutson's term expires. Two winners from each district will then face off in November's general election. Read profiles on Bill Carlblom, Ryan Mathias, Mike Metcalf, and Shawn Olauson in Monday's Times-Record. Phil Leitner's profile ran in the Monday, June 2 edition.

June 8th

Jamestown Storms Babe Ruth

June 9, 2014

Jamestown took the first of Friday’s non-conference games from Valley City Babe Ruth at Charlie Brown Field before the second contest, tied 3-3 in the third inning, was cut short due to rain.

Valley City led 2-0 after two innings in the primer but came up with only three hits. Jamestown scored five runs in the third and nine in the fourth — most unearned despite serviceable Valley City pitching — to close out the game in four innings.

Rylee Bjork picked up two hits and a run while pitching three innings on five hits, seven runs allowed, four walks and five strikeouts.

Sayler, Langevin Soap Box Champions

June 9, 2014

TOP: From left, All-American Soap Box Derby Super Stock Division
winner Jordyn Sayler, second-place Hunter Sayler, third-place Josiah Crump, fourth-place Christina Sayler, fifth-place Eryn Crump, sixth-place Noah Kauffman, seventh-place Eryn Crump and eighth-place Eden Crump.

June 6th

Big Rift in a Small Town: Marion Divided

June 6, 2014

As elections for mayor and city commission approach, the city of Marion faces an issue that has segregated the community of about 133 residents – an issue that could easily flow over into Tuesday's elections. The issue: junk vehicles.

Marion resident and business man Larry Alber, owner of Larry's Auto Sales and Service, owns, by some estimates, hundreds of junk vehicles that are stored on lots throughout the city – some on property the city claims Alber doesn't own legally.
More in Friday's Times-Record.

Kruta Challenges Callahan for VC School Board

June 6, 2014

Stephanie Kruta challenges incumbent school board member Mike Callahan for a spot on the Valley City Public School Board. More in Friday's Times-Record.

Babe Ruth Splits at Enderlin

June 6, 2014

Valley City Babe Ruth split a pair of non-league games Wednesday night in Enderlin, N.D., dropping the first, 6-4, but taking the second, 5-2.

Enderlin 6, Valley City 4

Valley City scored three first-inning runs, but with five walks, a double and a single, Enderlin brought four across for a lead they did not give up.

Sam Jenson picked up two hits, Andrew King connected on a two-run triple and Reese Huschka, Bryce Nelson and Jaden Oestern came away with a hit each.

Jenson took the loss on the hill, working all five innings.

Valley City 5, Enderlin 2

Wahpeton Batters Legion Post 60

June 6, 2014

Valley City Legion Post 60 jumped out to a 3-0 first-inning lead in Thursday’s opener at Charlie Brown Field, but four Wahpeton runs in the second sparked a six-inning 20-5 Wahpeton win followed by a five-inning 23-0 game two.

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Read this story in Friday's Times-Record.

June 5th

Former Football Pro to Speak at Literacy Program

June 5, 2014

The Valley City/Barnes County Public Library, in conjunction with the Valley City Public Schools, USA Football and the National Football League will host Pete Mitchell, former NCAA All-American tight end and an eight-year veteran of the NFL, for a children's literacy program with 40 area high school football players on June 7 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Jefferson Students Learn About Trees

June 5, 2014

Students at Jefferson Elementary School during the last week of school learned about not only the beauty, but all the wonderful benefits of trees.

Each class had the opportunity to observe the planting of a tree at their school.
The Valley City School District teamed up with the city’s Image and Beautification Committee to write a grant to plant 11 trees on the Jefferson School grounds.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Relay for Life Set for June 13

June 5, 2014

The community is invited to spend the evening outside, play games, eat food and rally against cancer at this year's Barnes County Relay for Life. A full day of activities are planned to kick off a Valley City weekend. In its 15th year, the Relay is teaming up with the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce's Rally in the Valley to offer plenty of activities to locals and visitors that weekend.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.

The Hi-Liner boys' baseball team played Thursday evening in Valley City. See Friday's Times-Record...
The Hi-Liner girls' tennis team decisively won against the West Fargo Packers in EDC play Thursday...
A Valley City High School Track and Field athlete is closing in on the record books. See Thursday's...

 

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