May 28th, 2012
VCTA summer activities starting soon
The registration deadline is coming up for several Valley City Tennis Association programs.
1) Summer Tennis League: Monday nights at 7pm from June 4 - July 30 playing the World Team Tennis format; $25 entry fee. Open to junior/senior high players and adults.
2) Adult Beginner Lessons: Monday nights from 6-7pm in June (4,11,18,25); $20 entry fee; 4 players minimum.
Registration is due by June 1 to the Valley City Parks and Recreation office. Call 840-1727 for more information.
VCSU offering youth basketball camps
By Lorraine Thompson
Special to the Times-Record
Valley City Eagles 2192 held its 43rd annual award banquet at the Aerie Club with Lorney Behm as the master of cememonies. The hometown builder was Dakota Plains Co-op with manager Ken Astrup who accepted the award and thanked the Eagles.
The Civic Service Award went to Fire Chief Gary Retterath and was presented by Mary Simonson, a former winner.
The Humanitarian Award was given to Lynell Gertin by Don Malec and Gloria VanDyke. Gertin saved Gloria while she choking at the bank.
A number of musical units, including VCHS, performed in Mondayâ€™s Memorial Day parade down Central Avenue in Valley City.
WIMBLEDON, N.D. - Cold weather, rain and a five-year wait were not enough to deter the crowds that gathered in Wimbledon for the grand opening of the Midland Continental Railroad Depot Transportation Museum on Saturday.
The Winter Show building looked a little more green and yellow on Saturday as John Deere turned 175, and John Deere Seeding Group of Valley City celebrated with a party open to the entire community.
The celebration featured entertainment for visitors in the afternoon and a employee appreciation dinner to end the evening.
April showers bring May flowers, but May showers may ruin some Memorial Day weekend plans.
Fridayâ€™s high temperatures are expected to drop from the low 60s into the 50s on Saturday, when rain clouds and possible thunderstorms are expected to spread throughout the region, which could linger into Sunday.
â€śRight now it looks like the best chance for thunderstorms will be Saturday night into Sunday,â€ť said Jeff Makowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks. â€śThereâ€™s a chance for thunderstorms later Sunday night but theyâ€™ll be a little bit more scattered.â€ť
A major change is in the works for the 2012-2013 school year that most students will probably not notice.
Following a nationwide media blitz earlier this year over lean, finely-textured beef â€“ or â€śpink slime,â€ť as it was dubbed â€“ the United States Department of Agriculture will begin labeling the ground beef products it provides to schools so Americaâ€™s schoolâ€™s food service directors can make the decision as to whether they will include LFTB or not.
CASSELTON â€” Enderlin/Maple Valley softball player Abbie Tinjum approached her last at-bat in Thursdayâ€™s Class B South Region championship game with one goal in mind â€” get the ball in play and get the final run needed in the 17-7 win over Central Cass.
â€śI was thinking that I just needed a base hit because we just need a runner in and I can probably make it to first and beat it out,â€ť Tinjum said.
She did what she needed to, putting a ball on the ground in the infield as teammate Rylee Nudell sprinted from third to home, beating the throw.
Valley City State University junior Darien Moore won the NAIA national championship in the hammer throw Thursday in Marion, Ind. Moore finished with a throw of 200 feet, beating his closest opponent six feet. Moore will compete in the shot put, which takes place at 2 p.m. today. VCSUâ€™s Amber Volanti missed placing in the javelin by under a foot.
VCHS softball advances in EDC tourney
The Valley City High School softball team avenged a loss from its season opener, beating Red River 5-1 in the first round of the Eastern Dakota Conference tournament.
Valley City High Schoolâ€™s April Berntson has yet to see the state track and field meet from an athleteâ€™s perspective. Bentson, a freshman, narrowly missed making the meet last year as an eighth grader, but instead went as a spectator.
This year, sheâ€™ll be making the trip for the right reasons.
Berntson clinched her spot in the state meet with a fifth place finish in the 1,600 meter run at the Eastern Dakota Conference regional meet last weekend in Fargo.
â€śIt was really awesome,â€ť Berntson said. â€śI was just so excited and then everybody came and gave me a big hug.â€ť