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July 18th, 2014

Shakespeare Comes to VC Monday

July 18, 2014

Shakespeare Fargo/Moorhead is presenting a free performance of The Taming of the Shrew from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in Valley City's Chautauqua Park, said Valley City's Jenni Lou Russi, one of the actors in the play. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.

Baesler Pledges Big School Aid Increase

July 18, 2014

Valley City Public School District Superintendent Dean Koppelman said Thursday at first glance a promise to dramatically increase state aid for public schools could be a boon for Valley City.

As of Thursday, Koppelman said he had not yet heard from Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota superintendent of public instruction, about a 56.7 percent expected increase in state aid for education for the next biennium, but, “That sounds very, very good.”
More in Friday's Times-Record.

Sisters Reunite in VC

July 18, 2014

Three sisters reunited in Valley City, their home community, last month. Irene Haugen, 90, of Valley City; Inez Hopewell, 85, of California; and Viola Medd, 95, of Portland, Ore. joined 120 family members, nieces and nephews to spend the day at the Ray Haugen farm north of Dazey for a picnic on June 28.
More in Friday's Times-Record.

Non-Emergency Calls: What Number?

July 18, 2014

A Valley City resident returns from vacation to find that his home was burglarized in his absence. Whom should he call; 9-1-1, the non-emergency dispatch number or the Valley City Police Department's direct line?
VCPD Chief Fred Thompson attempted to answer a question regarding non-emergency calls for commissioners at a regular Valley City City Commission meeting Monday.
More in Friday's Times-Record.

July 17th

Women's Softball Update

July 18, 2014

July 17

Diamond 9

Shady’s defeated Boomer’s/Wendels, 9-1 and 5-4

Diamond 10
Allied Agronomy defeated Frontier Fort, 8-7 and 15-9

Diamond 11
IDK defeated Tapps Lounge, 15-5 and 3-2

Standings
13-3 Boomer’s/Wendels
12-4 IDK
9-7 Allied Agronomy
8-8 Shady’s
4-12 Frontier Fort
2-14 Tapps Lounge

Men's Softball Update

July 18, 2014

July 14

John Deere Seeding swept Hope Electric, 11-5 and 10

Boomers Corner Keg/Dakota Plains swept Captain’s Pub, 9-8 and 13-2

The Raven/Eagles swept Elliott Farms, 22-2 and 13-9

Boomers Corner Keg swept NuBar/Chirstensen Trucking, 15-5 and 12-7

Standings

John Deere Seeding 17-3
The Raven/Eagles 16-4
Hope Electric 12-8
Boomers Corner Keg 11-9
Captain’s Pub 9-9
Boomers Corner Keg/Dakota Plains 8-12
NuBar/Christensen Trucking 4-14
Elliott Farms 1-19

Sanborn Bull-a-Rama Final Results

July 18, 2014

BEK COMMUNICATIONS DUEL IN THE DIRT: SCENE 1

Sanborn. N.D.

July 11, 2014

1. Rance Maddock (Gillette, Wyo.)
131 points
Winnings $2,755

2. Nick Volden (Lushton, Wis.)
83.5 points
Winnings $2,280

3. Taryl Smith (Litchville, N.D.)
83 points
Winnings $1,805

4. Tate Smith (Litchville, N.D.)
81.5 points
Winnings $1,330

5 Thom Newsom (Hammon, Okla.)
80.5 points
Winnings $855

6. Joe Burtes (Avon, S.D.)
79 points
Winnings $475

Cody Becker (Fort Ransom, N.D.)

Riley Blakenship (Kildeer, N.D.)

Brad Check (Eastman, Wisc.)

Valley City 14U Softball Update

July 18, 2014

Valley City 14U No. 1 split with West Fargo in Casselton, N.D. on Monday, taking the first game 11-10 with Noelle Thompson’s big triple driving in two runs for the lead in the top of the seventh. McKenna Taylor pitched the win.

Kacee White picked up the loss in the second game, a 6-2 loss cut short in the fourth inning because it was too dark. White and Mackenzie Pederson scored in the bottom of the third to cut the deficit to 3-2, but West Fargo pulled away and Valley City’s bats could not get going again.

Valley City 14U is at State in Grand Forks, N.D. this weekend.

Legion Post 60 Swept at Wahpeton

July 18, 2014

Legion Post 60 ventured to Wahpeton on Thursday, falling 2-1 in the League game and 11-0 in the hitless five-inning non-League finisher.

Post 60 scored a run in the top of the sixth League inning, but Whapeton answered with two in the home half and shut Post 60 out of the seventh.

Dalton Ondracek and Chase Carpenter landed two hits in the contest.

Jesse Johnson pitched 5.1 innings for 13 first-pitch strikes and set down four batters. Austin Berg worked the final two outs of the fifth for a first-pitch strike and a strikeout.

BREAKING: Malaysian Plane Shot Down Near Russian Border

July 17, 2014

Ukrainian rebels shot down a Malaysian jet carrying 295 people over eastern Ukraine near its border with Russia, a Ukrainian Interior Ministry official said. Peter Cook reports on “Market Makers.”

Source: Bloomberg

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