Southeast Region Legion Day One Recap

OAKES ( The first full day of the 2014 North Dakota Class B Southeast Region American Legion Baseball Tournament saw four teams earn at least an appearance on Thursday all in thrilling games, while four others have been placed into win-or-go-home scenerios.

The first of the four games saw #2 LaMoure Post 19 hold off #7 Galchutt 4-1. LaMoure scored the first four runs on the Gophers, with Galchut’s lone run coming in the seventh inning. Despite only scoring once, the Gophers stranded 10 runners on base, and had the tying run at the plate when the game concluded. Parker Stemen earned the win for LaMoure, while Galchut’s ace Trevor Dufner ended up with the loss. 

In game two, #1 Enderlin Post 221 shut down #8 Lidgerwood Post 84 6-0. Spencer Gillund hit a two-run home run, and Adam Stenson pitched a three-hitter, and struck out six, despite walking seven batters. 

Game number three featured an upset as #6 Hankinson-Fairmount held off a late rally by #3 Kindred to win 8-6. H-F scored the first six runs of the game, which included a grand slam by Chase Devine in the third inning. Kindred came back late, but only managed three runs in each the fifth and sixth innings.

The fourth and final contest saw the #4 seed Oakes Post 36 win on a walk-off wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh over #5 Kidder County Post 231 4-3. Kidder County managed to score the first run of the game in the first inning, but Oakes later answered with three in a row. Oakes’ Jon Tyre was chased out of the game in the sixth after surrendering two runs on four hits with two outs to see the game tied. In the bottom of the seventh, Ethan Zetocha advanced to third from first on a sacrifice bunt attempt from Bryce Meehl, and later scored to win the game on a wild pitch. 

Wednesday’s action starts at noon with loser-out play featuring Galchut and Kindred, followed by Lidgerwood and Kidder County at 2:30. The winner’s bracket has LaMoure and Hankinson-Fairmount meeting at 5, and Oakes against Enderlin at 7:30. 

Q101.1 FM will once again have coverage of LaMoure, Enderlin and Kidder County, while KDDR-AM 1220/95.9 FM will feature Oakes. Pregame for the scheduled broadcast games will take place approximately 10 minutes before first pitch.

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Hundreds Attend Valley City Welcome Event

VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( Nearly 300 people attended the Welcome Event open to people who are new to the Barnes County and Valley City area.

A number of civic, school and church leaders introduced themselves to these new residents who had a chance to get to know a few people in the community during the July 21 Welcome Event at the Dacotah Pavilion in Chautauqua Park.

A special thanks to all of those who worked to provide or serve food, music, games and prizes during the event sponsored by City-County Health District.

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Valley City administrator David Schelkoph addresses the crowd. Photos by Steve Urness.

Valley City administrator David Schelkoph addresses the crowd. Photos by Steve Urness.

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Charlotte Delvo-Lunde

Charlotte Delvo-LundeCharlotte M. Delvo-Lunde, age 76 of Battle Lake, Minnesota passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 in the comfort of her home.  Visitation will be at 1:30 PM, followed by a funeral mass at 2:30 PM, Thursday, July 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sanborn, ND.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Charlotte was born on December 3, 1937, the daughter of John and Marguerite (Gaffney) Delvo.  The family lived on a farm near Osnabrock, North Dakota, where Charlotte was baptized, confirmed, and graduated from high school.  Charlotte was united in marriage to Duane Lunde on December 27, 1956.   They share three children together – Cynthia, Michael, and Kimberly.   She later worked for over 20 years as a bookkeeper for Red River Grain, GTA, and Harvest States grain elevators in Sanborn and Galchutt, North Dakota.  Prayer was always a priority throughout Charlotte’s life.  Her strong Catholic faith provided her much comfort and peace.

Charlotte’s most cherished moments were those spent with family and friends, attending grandkid’s dance programs and basketball games, coffee visits with friends, and every opportunity to be outside on the deck.  She greatly appreciated each card, letter, and piece of artwork sent by loved ones.  In earlier years, she enjoyed cooking and baking, planting marigolds and geraniums, and was an excellent seamstress.  A few of her favorite things were pink flamingos, weeping willow trees, gospel and country music (especially by Johnny and June Carter Cash), the color yellow, and the title of  “Mom” and “Grandma”.  Charlotte will always be remembered for her kind, loving heart and infectious giggle.

Surviving Charlotte is her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Carter Hansen of Wahpeton, North Dakota, grandchildren Jaden, Bridger, and Olivia Hansen, sisters Jan (Larry) Eckstein and Karen (Ole) Tvedt, both of Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, brother-in-law Dennis (Judy) Lunde of Boca Raton, Florida, many dear nieces and nephews, special friends – the Kronebusch family of Sanborn and the amazing caregivers and friends at “Your Home At The Lake” on Ottertail Lake, Minnesota.

Preceding Charlotte in death are her parents, John and Marguerite, her daughter, Cynthia Lunde Hovda, her son, Michael Lunde, her sister, Mary (Lloyd) Paulson, and her brother, Robert Delvo.

Lerud-Schuldt Funeral Home is assisting with funeral arrangements.

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Anna Hollinshead

Anna Hollinshead, age 92, of Valley City, ND, formerly of Rogers, ND, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Valley City.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Thursday, July 24th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church near Dazey, ND.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home in Valley City and one hour before the service at the church on Thursday morning.  A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home in Valley City.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery near Dazey, ND.

Anna Elizabeth Weisbrich, the daughter of Gerhard and Philomena (Kunze) Weisbrich, was born November 26, 1921 in the village of Muhlsdorf, County of Neustadt, Germany.  Anna grew up and attended school in Lindenwiese, Germany.  At the age of 30, she immigrated to the United States.  She lived and worked for a time in Edgeley, ND before moving to Valley City where she worked at Mercy Hospital.  On April 8, 1953 she married Wayland Hollinshead in Valley City, ND.  The couple lived and farmed in the Rogers area until October 15, 2003 when Wayland died.  Anna continued to live in the Rogers area until July, 2007 when she moved to the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City.  Anna loved to garden, grow flowers, knitting, crochet, cross stitch and help do farm work.

Anna is survived by her children, Stroud (Janelle) Hollinshead, David (Patty) Hollinshead, Eugene Hollinshead, Edward (Mary) Hollinshead, all Rogers, ND, Linda Hollinshead, Loma, CA, John Hollinshead, Bennett, CO, Anne (Richard) Rowe, Edgerton, KS and Margaret Dorfman, Atlanta, GA; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a sister, one brother, a daughter-in-law Debbie Hollinshead and one grandson.

The family prefers memorials be addressed to the St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund.

Funeral arrangement by the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home of Valley City, ND.  Online guestbook available at

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