July 1st, 2013
The weather couldn't have been better for the Elysian pastime. The sun shone down all weekend long on The Leever's Classic American Legion Baseball Tournament, played at Charlie Brown Field, in Valley City. Eight teams (including both Valley City Post #60 teams) from as far away as Grand Forks vied from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon for the Leever's Classic trophy.
The championship game was played Sunday afternoon, between LaMoure and Nelson County Owls, and what a game it was, starting as a pitchers' duel, and ending with LaMoure getting eight-runned in the bottom of the sixth.
A high-speed chase that started in Cass County by the Fargo Police Department ended up in Barnes County Friday night.
According to Barnes County Sheriff Randy McClaflin, the suspect was involved in a domestic dispute Friday night and busted out the windows of a North Fargo Stamart and at First National Pawn.
The suspect then allegedly got behind a Fargo Police Department vehicle and pushed it. The suspect also allegedly nearly hit a Fargo police officer. On Saturday morning, during a run or die run at the West Fargo Fairgrounds, he again nearly hit a Cass County Deputy.
A multi-agency state Contractor Compliance Task Force was in Minot Thursday, doing random compliance checks at various construction sites in the area.
David Andersen, Valley City fire and building inspector, said Thursday the task force is needed in western North Dakota because of an incredible amount of construction work in the western part of the state due to the oil patch and economic growth.
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
Barnes County has been without a licensed chemical addiction counselor since Delaine Anderson and her Valley City-based Positive Solutions Counseling left town.
Doctor Madeline Luke recently said if someone needs chemical addiction counseling they must travel to either Jamestown or Fargo, â€śwhich may be difficult for clients.â€ť
More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
A new fitness and nutrition class is set to begin in Valley City.
Four women who all share the same common goals and interests of a healthy lifestyle came together to form the class after Weight Watchers meetings were discontinued in Valley City.
Because they want a class in town to which people don't have to commute, they created a new support nutrition group called All About U at Beyond the Sun, a tanning and fitness center.
Read more in Friday's Times-Record.
Barnes County ranked high among 53 North Dakota counties in the 2013 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps for 2013.
City County Health Director Theresa Will said, â€śWe have been in the top 20 percent since they started (research) in 2010. (The high ranking) is not really surprising â€“ it would have been surprising if we declined a lot.â€ť
More in Thursday's edition of the Times-Record.
North Dakota gasoline prices have fallen on ;average by 10 cents per gallon a week ago and 51 cents from the record high average of $4.24 per gallon set May 22, according to information from North Dakota American Automobile Association.
A sampling of Valley City gasoline prices Wednesday revealed super unleaded being sold at $3.62.9 and $3.69.9 per gallon, and regular unleaded at $3.70.9 and $3.77.9.
More in Thursday's issue of the Times-Record.
The LaMoure County Summer Musical Theatre will soon premiere its production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat in beautiful Memorial Park in Grand Rapids, and everyone is welcome. The musical is based on the Biblical story about Joseph and a multi-colored coat given to him by his father, Jacob. It includes a cast from Marion to Oaks and is family-friendly. For more about the production, read Wednesday's Times-Record.
The Lake Ashtabula Fireworks Association is planning another big show on the lake next Friday, and they're still taking donations to help pay for the ever-increasing cost of fireworks.
The fireworks association anticipates that boats will fill the water and people will line the shores Friday, July 5, at the Ashtabula Crossing at dusk while the sky lights up for the annual show.
Elsie Keys, 86, retires this week from the Valley City-Barnes County Public Library after 30 years.
Her final day will be Saturday. Fellow library worker Irma Ness said part of Keys' reason for retiring is because her daughter has a lake cabin, "and she likes to spend time at the lake."
More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.