March 6th, 2012
Over the past weeks, several area residents have contacted the Times-Record to share their recollections of early Winter Shows. We thought we would share their stories with our readers, and maybe jog some memories of your own.
Calvin Lettenmaier of Sanborn has fond memories of the North Dakota Winter Show, and with good reason. He has attended every Winter Show since its inaugural season in 1938, only missing one year during his military service in 1946.
The Winter Show came about at a time when the country was slowly recovering from the Great Depression, Lettenmaier said.
NAIA Division II Womens
Basketball National Championship
March 7-13, 2012
Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa
No. 8 seeded Valley City State starts play Thursday at 1:45 p.m. against No. 1 seeded College of the Ozarks.
Games can be viewed for a small fee at NAIA.org.
There will be a local viewing party Thursday at the Valley City Town and Country Club, hosted by the VCSU Century Club and also at Pizza Corner.
By Scott Schlaufman
The Maple Valley High School girls basketball team had a strong fourth quarter Monday to advance to the semifinals of the Region 1 tournament in Lisbon.
The Raiders beat Milnor 64-47 in the quarterfinal game.
Maple Valley led 47-42 at the end of the third quarter, but then limited Milnor to five points in the fourth.
Rylee Nudell connected on 11-15 shots from the field and went 7-12 from the free-throw line to finish with 29 points. Cassie Pautz had 15 points.
The Raiders play Kindred tonight at 6 p.m. in the tournament semifinals.
Moore named All-American
The Valley City State University track and field team crowned an All-American at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, which took place over the weekend at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Freshman Darien Moore took fifth place in the weight throw event, placing him as an All American. He had a recorded distance of 18.87 meters in the finals, which finished him two centimeters behind the fourth place finisher.
FARGO â€” Looking back on his teamâ€™s season, Valley City High School girls basketball coach Jim McDaniel was pleased with how it went.
â€śI thought it was a great season,â€ť he said, noting the progress the team has made in recent years.
The team ended the season Friday with a 55-44 loss to Fargo Davies in the Eastern Dakota Conference regional tournament at the Fargo Civic Center. McDaniel said it was the first time the Hi-Liners advanced past the play-in game in nearly seven years.
â€śOur program is moving in the right direction,â€ť he said.
Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Museum said this yearâ€™s North Dakota State Fair heritage and writing contests are great ideas to preserve memories of people alive today for future generations.
Friday the North Dakota State Fair based in Minot revealed it was having a State Fair Writing Contest and a North Dakota Heritage Contest.
For the heritage contest, residents are being asked to write down and submit their stories about what life was like in the state.
Submitted work will be displayed on the 4-H Wall in the N.D. State Fair Center at the 2012 state fair July 20-28.
To watch City Lights Supper Club owner Tommy Bergan in his newly remodeled restaurant is to see a man in his element. As he walks around the bar to greet old friends and new guests, it is clear that hospitality is in his blood.
â€śMy parents own the Taco Johnâ€™s here in town, so thatâ€™s where I got my first start with restaurants,â€ť said Bergan. â€śI went to school at UND and worked at Red Lobster and the Ground Round just kind of kept going with restaurant management through college.â€ť
While its late arrival may be arguably fashionable, winter has made a grand entrance in southeast North Dakota.
Mother Nature dropped a reported 5.5 inches of snow on the Valley City area over the weekend according to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.
â€śFive-point-five is what are unofficial co-op observer reported, but heâ€™s a good measurer and he lives pretty close to town,â€ť NWS meteorologist Bill Barrett said Monday morning. â€śThat was called in around noon time, 12:05.â€ť
A Gallup Poll study has again ranked North Dakota the nationâ€™s best state for creating jobs. North Dakota also ranked at the top of Gallup poll rankings in 2009 and 2010.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and North Dakota Highway Patrol (NDHP) have issued a Travel Alert for southwest and central North Dakota due to blowing snow sticking to the roadway causing scattered icy conditions. Motorists are encouraged to monitor local weather forecasts, reduce speeds and drive according to the conditions.