June 14th, 2012
The Valley City Post 60 American Legion baseball team tried plenty of different players on the pitcherâ€™s mound in Thursdayâ€™s double header losses to Kindred.
But no matter who was there, the problem was virtually the same â€” the pitchers struggled to find early strikes and later walked batters after falling behind in counts.
â€śLeading with the strike and getting ahead right away is big in baseball,â€ť coach Jason Beilke said. â€śWhen youâ€™re ahead 0-1, itâ€™s a lot easier than being behind 1-0.â€ť
VCSU football team hosts camps
What may soon be an official Rally in the Valley event is coming back again this year. The VCHS Alumni Basketball and Band Jam will be Saturday, June 16th. The jam consists of the VCHS Reunion Marching Band performing in the annual Rally in the Valley parade plus an All 80â€™s and 90â€™s Alumni Basketball game to be held at the City Auditorium in Valley City.
Starting at 10 a.m., the VCHS Hi-Liner Reunion Marching Band will perform in the Rally in the Valley Parade down Central Avenue. at 4:00 p.m. The VCHS Alumni Basketball Game and Pep Rally will take place in the City Auditorium.
The dust has settled and the battle lines are drawn for the general election in November.
Following Tuesdayâ€™s primary election, Rick Berg, Kevin Cramer and Kirsten Baesler secured their slots on the Republican ticket for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and North Dakotaâ€™s Superintendent of Schools, respectively. The Republican ticket held the only contested elections in the state.
Also claiming victory were Libertarian candidates Roland Riemers, Eric Olson and Josh Voytek who are running for Governor, U.S. House of Representatives and Public Service Commission respectively.
The Bridge City Cruisers, Valley Cityâ€™s car club, will be hosting its 14th annual car show on Central Avenue and Main Street in Valley City on Saturday, and club president Terry Johnson said theyâ€™re hoping to fill downtown this year.
The club, which started in 1998, has grown from 15 members to more than 100. Johnson said, â€śA few guys got together and put together a club and it has kind of evolved.â€ť
The car show will feature unique and classic vehicles belonging to residents from all over North Dakota as well as the entire upper Midwest.
The Sheyenne Care Center staff and residents in Valley City recently saw the addition of two new faces.
Cynthia Smith will take over as director of nursing, while Valley City native John Ziemba will be the new employee recruiter.
Smith moved to North Dakota from South Carolina in June of 2001 when she accepted a job as director of nursing in Rugby, eventually becoming the administrator of the Rugby Long Term Care Program.
All precincts reported. See Thursdayâ€™s Times-Record for full results.
Valley City Commission
Ken Evenson â€” 484
Arthur Frieze â€” 199
Robert Drake â€” 860
Mary Lee Nielson â€” 1,012
Madeline Luke â€” 1,077
Legislative assembly appointments
Yes-96,298 (60.48); No-62,917 (39.52)
Elimination of property tax
Religious freedom measure
Discontinuation of UNDâ€™s nickname
-Compiled by Scott Schlaufman
Lisa Blackâ€™s reason for wanting to participate in this yearâ€™s Relay for Life is more personal than for many people. Lisa, who will be conducting the luminary ceremony, has a number of family members whoâ€™ve been affected with cancer. But she is also a survivor of cancer herself.
Although this is her first year partaking in Relay for Life, Lisa said sheâ€™d been interested before but was never around during the event.
The relay takes place 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday at Lokken Field.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) â€” North Dakota voters decided Tuesday to let the stateâ€™s flagship university dump a controversial Fighting Sioux nickname that sparked threats of NCAA sanctions, ending â€” at least temporarily â€” a dispute simmering for decades that divided sports fans, alumni and even tribes.
The matter boiled over seven years ago when the University of North Dakota was placed on a list of schools with American Indian nicknames that the NCAA deemed hostile and abusive. Those colleges were told to dump the names or risk penalties against their athletic teams.
The Valley City Babe Ruth baseball team had its offense clicking on all cylinders in a double-header sweep of Edgeley Tuesday at Charlie Brown Memorial Field.
In two games that lasted a combined eight innings, Valley City scored 41 runs and had 28 hits. The day started with a 29-2 win in five innings in the first game and concluded with a 12-3 win in a three-inning second game.
â€śIts nice to see our offense continue to go like it has, and for the most part we havenâ€™t been relying on walks, we have been aggressive and collecting hits,â€ť Valley City coach Lance Lukes said.