July 14th, 2014
Dawson Dietrich, Garret Suhr and Valley City Babe Ruth held Steele scoreless through six combined innings at home on Monday, setting the scoreboard ablaze to claim July 19-22â€™s top District 6 Tournament seed with a 10-0, five-inning District romp and a 21-2, five-inning District season-ending demolition.
â€śWe played some pretty good baseball today,â€ť Babe Ruth head coach Lance Lukes said. â€śBoth pitchers struggled in their first innings, but then settled in with the lead that they were given.â€ť
Gov. Jack Dalrymple Friday appointed Jerod E. Tufte to the Southeast Judicial District Court bench which serves Barnes, Dickey, Eddy, Foster, Griggs, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Stutsman and Wells counties. replaces John Paulson who has retired after serving more than 30 years on the bench. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.â€¨
Nearly 100 Barnes County youths were expected to participate in the 2014 4-H Achievement Days program Friday and Saturday on the North Dakota Winter Show grounds. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for NuCara Pharmacy Thursday, July 11. Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors welcomed the pharmacy and its employees into the city with the ceremony followed by a brief tour and customer appreciation lunch.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Legion Post 60 led Harvey 3-0 through two League innings Friday at Charlie Brown Field until Harvey came alive for an 8-4, eight-hit win, the momentum from which they carried over to take the non-Leaguer, 8-0.
â€śWe had a couple bobbles, and when we did have errors they scored on them,â€ť said Jesse Johnson of Post 60â€™s six-errors-to-two League affair.
Grafton led Saturdayâ€™s home League game 8-0 after five, but Post 60 scored six straight runs in an ill-fated comeback to fall 8-6.
Post 60 harnessed the inspiration from late in the League game to finish
Defense prevailed in Sundayâ€™s 41st annual North Dakota 11-Man Shrine Bowl as the West held the East â€” featuring Valley City graduates Jesse Hass and Dustin Lindgren, and Maple Valley/Enderlin graduate Dylan Claus â€” out of the end zone in a 21-2 triumph at the FargoDome in Fargo, N.D.
Read this story in Monday's Times-Record.
A Valley City man convicted of gross sexual imposition of a child under 15
was sentenced Wednesday in Barnes County District Court.
Timothy Tucker, 30, was convicted of gross sexual imposition of an 8-year-old female for the September, 2013 incident after he entered an Alford plea on April 8, meaning he admitted enough evidence was present to convict him. He did not admit to the crime, according to Barnes County States Attorney Carl Martineck.
Repairs to the fountain in Valley City's City Park are on hold until after security cameras are installed in the park, said Tyler Jacobson, director of the Valley City Parks and Recreation District Thursday. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.
The new Stoudt-Ross Ford building is well on its way to completion and is set to open mid-fall around Oct. 1, Nate Kvilvang, general manager, said.
Kvilvang said the entire shell of the nearly 25,000 square-foot building is up and it should fully-enclosed by the end of this week.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Barnes County residents are at risk of catching West Nile virus, now that the Grand Forks Mosquito Control program has reported to the North Dakota Department of Health that it identified a mosquito pool that has tested positive for the virus. More in Friday's issue of the Times-Record.