June 30th, 2014
Valley City Public Schools announced Monday that Mr. James â€śJimmyâ€ť Howard is the new Hi-Liner head girls basketball coach.
Howard is in his second year as an educator in Valley City working with the Sheyenne Valley Special Education Unit, and will begin his first year as head coach of the girls basketball program. Howard is also a Valley City junior high football coach and head junior high track coach.
Mark Anderson and Blake Didier accomplished the formidable task of shooting 25 of 25 clay pigeon rounds at the Valley City Trap Club, Anderson in early May and Didier on June 10.
Didier pulled off a 23-of-25 first round before pulling off a 25-of-25 second round.
â€śI just focused,â€ť said Didier, who employed a 12-gauge shotgun for the outing.
Valley Cityâ€™s course puts five shooters at five stations, 16 yards from the targets, with each shooter firing at five targets at each post.
Valley City Babe Ruth blew into wind-whipped Tornado Alley in Oakes, N.D., on Monday night, leading 12-0 after three District innings for a 14-0 five-inning triumph before scoring six runs in the non-District fourth to take the closer, 6-1.
â€śThis game could have been close to the most complete game we have played all year,â€ť said Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes of the opener. â€śFrom every aspect of the game we performed well, and did a lot of the little executing that needs to be done.â€ť
Rita Weber, a pedestrian struck by a pickup truck last week in Valley City, died of her injuries Monday afternoon.
Weber, 92, was walking along Central Avenue North and was in the crosswalk at Central Avenue North and Sixth Avenue Northwest when she was struck by a Ford F-150 driven by by Robert J. Mittleider, 32, of Valley City on Sunday, June 22.
According to Valley City Police Department Chief Fred Thompson, Weber was transported to Mercy Hospital by ambulance, and later transported by Life Flight helicopter to Sanford Hospital in Fargo.
The lot at Eighth Avenue SW and Second Street SW where a house owned by Dale Knudson stood until Thursday will soon become a parking lot for new trucks being sold by the Perkins vehicle dealership. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Gasoline prices have risen in Valley City from about two weeks ago, when the average price for unleaded gas with 10 percent ethanol added was $3.49.9 per gallon. More in Monday's Times-Record.
Caitlin Sinness, granddaughter of Lon and Sharon Sinness of Valley City, will perform at the Barnes County Courthouse Wednesday for the Park and Recreation's summer music series. Caitlin recently recorded a pop county album in Nashville and will perform songs from that album at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 on the Barnes County Courthouse lawn.
At 7:36 a.m. Monday Barnes County announced that Barnes County Road 22 at Hobart Lake was closed due to high winds and waves. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.
Valley City State University menâ€™s basketball coach Jeff Kaminsky announced on Friday that 6-foot-1-inch guard Marcus Weeks of Yuma, Ariz., has signed a letter of intent to attend Valley City State and play basketball for the Vikings this fall.
A three-year starter and Gila Ridge High Schoolâ€™s leading scorer in 2013, his senior season, Weeks averaged 14.3 points, 5.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game as he helped Gila Ridge High School to a 17-11 record this season.
June 14 saw the very first Valley City Alumni Tennis Tournament that featured over 23 past players from teams including Valley City State varsity, the Valley City State Viking Club, Valley City High School, the Valley City Tennis Association and Valley City Parks and Recreation.
The final matches were not completed due to rain. Money raised from the event supports Valley Cityâ€™s tennis programs and facilities.