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July 8th, 2014

Rodriguez, Johnson Look to Impress

July 9, 2014

A breeze of opportunity blew Tuesday at Mandan Memorial Ballpark as Nate Rodriguez of Valley City Babe Ruth, Jesse Johnson of Legion Post 60, and the rest of a collection of nearly 30 select reserves arrived for a nondescript 9 a.m. baseball tryout to which each received letters of invitation.

“It was good,” Rodriguez said.

Post 60 Splits with Casselton

July 9, 2014

Legion Post 60 found balance in Tuesday’s League game against visiting Casselton, stacking up 13 hits and allowing only two in a 9-4 win before Casselton scored eight runs between the fourth and fifth innings of the non-Leaguer for the 9-3 win.

“We’re never going to be a team that doesn’t hit the ball,” said Post 60 head coach Kyle Roelfsema of Valley City’s aggressive attitude in the opener.

Post 60 completes the season series 2-1 against Casselton, having taken June 24’s League game 9-6 on the road before the non-League game was not completed with an 8-5 Casselton lead.

City Seeks Input on Renaissance Zone

July 8, 2014

Valley City will hold a public meeting Wednesday to discuss the future of the city's renaissance zone, which is set to end in July, 2015. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Valley City City Hall to discuss potential changes to the zone, particularly to re-examine the geography of the zone to determine if adjustments should be made that would allow property owners to take advantage of the renaissance zone, according to Tony Kobbervig, a member of the Valley City Renaissance Zone Authority.
More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

New Event Coordinator at Chamber

July 8, 2014

Shanel Finke is the new event coordinator at the Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce. She replaces Courtney Henkel, who moved to Colorado to pursue other opportunities. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Farmers Market to Start Soon

July 8, 2014

The Valley City Monday and Thursday Farmers Market will begin its 35th year next week where customers can purchase local produce, baked goods and home-canned foods and maybe even a few surprises. More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

July 7th

Johnson, Rodriguez off to Tryout Camp in Mandan

July 8, 2014

Nate Rodriguez and Jesse Johnson received invitation letters to Tuesday’s major league tryout camp at the Mandan Memorial Ballpark in South Mandan, N.D.

Rodriguez, the upcoming sophomore of this summer’s Babe Ruth team, and Johnson, the to-be Enderlin-Maple Valley junior, of Legion Post 60, didn’t see it coming.

“I had no idea it existed until I got the letter,” said Johnson, nervous and excited to partake in his first such event and to get his name out to scouts. “Maybe some scouts saw us at Babe Ruth State last year.”

Doty Receives Triple Crown Award

July 8, 2014

Zach Doty, a 2014 Valley City High School graduate, received a Triple Crown trophy, sponsored by the North Dakota department of AmVets, for his 2013-14 Greco, Folk and Freestyle wrestling championships, at Valley City’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Club.

“It’s something the AmVets have done for years,” said Gary D. Schlagel, Commander of Willis W. Weber AmVets Post 3. “It’s quite an accomplishment. Anytime we can do anything for the youth and the community, it’s our way of recognizing them.”

Rallies on the Storm: Babe Ruth Season-Sweeps Lisbon

July 8, 2014

Lisbon came out swinging and led 1-0 after a District inning Monday at Charlie Brown Field, but Valley City responded to finish a 17-7 win in the sixth on 18 total hits.

Down 7-1 midway through the non-District third and facing wind and rain from the northwest, Valley City tacked on seven runs in the home half for walk-off, three-inning 8-7 win.

“Our bats came alive for us today, and especially piling on hits from consecutive batters helped out,” Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. “Our middle five are really swinging some good sticks.”

BC Approves Prelim Subdivision Plans

July 7, 2014

Meeting Tuesday, Barnes County Commissioners approved preliminary plans for a proposed residential subdivision in Green Township proposed by Terence Brock. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.

Celebrating the 4th with a Bang

July 7, 2014

From demolition derby to fireworks, crashes and bangs echoed from the silos during the Sanborn Fire Department's annual Fourth of July Celebration Friday. Other events during the day-long celebration included a parade, children's races and a street dance. Photos and results in Monday's Times-Record.

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