July 15th, 2012
Being a professional bull rider is somewhat of a dream for 20-year-old Clayton Enzminger.
Nearly every weekend, the Steele resident hits the road with friend and travel partner Cole Hermanson to ride in rodeos, including some on the Professional Bull Riding circuit, all across the nation.
The only problem is that the events tend to be far from home.
"There are opportunities that come close, but going to PBRs and pro rodeos, you've got to travel a lot," said Enzminger, who rides as a pro but has yet to ride in a PBR event.
The Valley Twisters Gymnastics Club announced in a release Friday that it has hired Suzanne Fischer as its new head coach/club director.
Fischer is a 20-year coaching veteran who will be moving to Valley City from Branch Gymnastics in Kalamazoo, Mich., where she was the head coach/program director.
âThe Valley Twisters board is very excited that Suzanne is joining our club,â said Amber Olson, a Valley Twisters board member. âWe feel that Suzanne will be a huge asset to our gym with her experience and passion for the sport.Â We are very excited for her and her family to join our community.â
VC Post 60 Baseball Sweeps Fairmount/Hankinson
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team saved its best for the later innings in a double header sweep of Fairmount/Hankinson on the road Thursday.
Post 60 won 11-9 in the first game, then won 13-4 in the second game.
In the first game, Post 60 was down 8-3 entering the top of seventh, but scored six runs in the seventh to go up 9-8.
The inning included doubles by Josh Magnuson and Chase Carpenter, whose hit had two runs batted in and scored the final run of the inning.
By Scott Schlaufman
There are times in baseball where an error plays little role in the outcome of a game.
But for the Valley City Babe Ruth team, that wasnât the case in a 5-4 loss in the first game of a double header sweep to LaMoure Thursday at Charlie Brown Memorial Field. Valley City also lost 3-1 in a three inning second game.
Approximately one year ago, the Head Injury Association began a peer mentoring program. The purpose of the program is to assist families and individuals who have sustained a brain injury cope with the complexities and impact of this disability from acute care through community re-integration.
Barnes County is among the healthiest counties in North Dakota according to the University of Wisconsin.
The UWâs Population Health Institute recently released its 2012 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report, which found that Barnes Ranks No. 2 in the âHealth Outcomesâ category, second only to Griggs County. Under âHealth Factors,â Barnes was fifth, behind Bowman, Cass, Griggs and Burleigh.
âI probably donât need to tell anyone here that thereâs a significant flood risk in Valley City. Youâve all lived through it and been through flood fighting efforts,â began Sierra Schroeder of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a half-hour slide show presentation during a public forum Tuesday.
A light but vocal crowd attended the evening meeting, which was hosted by the Corps and the City of Valley City, that gave residents the opportunity to speak with officials from the Corps about permanent flood protection in Valley City.
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Flowers growing in containers may need to be watered daily. Hanging baskets of fuchsias and other flowers are especially prone to drying out.
A layer of mulch in containers can reduce watering needs.
Remove flowers in the garden after they fade. This is called deadheading. In this way, the plant wonât waste any energy on producing seed in these faded flowers. Rather, the plant will spend its energy on producing new flowers.
A local contractor will have to wait one more month to find out when he will be paid in a development that had one member of the Barnes County Water Resource District Board calling for the resignation of another.
On Monday, the board moved to rescind a motion from last monthâs meeting to pay for work done on âLegal Drain No. 2,â and will decide how to proceed next month based on whether board member Duane Lettenmaier will pay the bills personally or not.
The five-day search for a missing Valley City State University student ended Monday on the northern rim of the Grand Canyon.
Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson held a press conference Tuesday afternoon stating that the Coconino County Sheriffâs Department in Arizona informed VCPD hours earlier they had located 22-year-old Amber Glatt, who suffers from reccurring amnesia.
âThe missing persons part of it (this case) is closed,â Thompson said. âThereâs a few other details we want to clear up and we will work to do that before we officially close everything.â