Valley City Post 60 Punches Their Ticket to State Championship Championship Game

DICKINSON,ND (NEWSDAKOTA.COM)-The bats came alive for Post 60 are they remain undefeated in The 2016 Class A State Legion Baseball Tournament defeating Wahpeton 7-3 Friday night in Dickinson. Valley City got the offense rolling  with 1 out in the top of the 1st with 4 straight hits that included a Jesse Johnson RBI double and a 2 run home run for Nate Rodriguez. Post 60 jumped out to a 4-0 lead.

In the top of the 3rd they’d plated 2 more runs. Drew Oberlander had an RBI and Justin Manson hit a bases clearing double to make it a 7-0 game. Wahpeton answered back with 2 runs in their half of the inning to cut their deficit to 5.Post 20 added another run in the bottom of the 7th and had runners in scoring position before reliever Rylee Bjork recorded the final out.

Stephen Brooks got the start going 3 innings to get the win. He allowed 2 runs on 2 hits with a strike out. Bjork went 4 innings with 4Ks.  The win guarantees Valley City a chance to play for the championship Sunday afternoon. Saturday they face Beulah at 4:30 central.  

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Class B State Legion Day 2 Results

CARRINGTON, N.D.  (  Carrington Post 25 is one step closer to making Class B Legion baseball history as they win two on Friday and advance to the semifinal on Saturday evening July 30th.  Post 25 is going for their third consecutive state championship.  On Friday, there were a total of nine home runs in the five games, below are the results.

Gardner 3  Kidder County 2 (elim game)

The Gardner Express were down 2-1 going into the top of the seventh inning, when Brennan Neva hit a 2-run home run with two out to go ahead 3-2.  Neva, the starting pitcher, worked the bottom of the seventh inning and struck out the side to secure the victory.  Neva was the winner, striking out 14 and no walks.  Center fielder Dawson Hayden also had two hits for the Express.  

Kindred 9 Thompson 8 

Carrington 19 Hazen 14

Third basemen Brady Smith for Post 25 was 5-for-5 at the plate, including a 2-run home run and knocked in six runs, catcher Easton Paeper hit a 3-run home run and shortstop Braxton Hewitt hit a solo shot as Carrington won by five runs.  Jayden Shipmen was the winning pitcher, working five innings.   

Park River 7 LaMoure 6 (elim game)

Carrington 10 Kindred 4

Post 25 turned three double plays, hit two more home runs and beat Kindred by six runs in the fifth and final game Friday.  First basemen Alex Stusynski was 2-for-4 with five RBI including a 2-run home run.  Carrington improves to 27-5-1.  Kindred drops to 31-3.

Saturdays action:

10am – Thompson vs. Park River (elim game)

1230pm – Gardner vs. Hazen (elim game)

3pm – Kindred vs. TBD

530pm – Carrington vs. TBD

All games on AM 1600 KDAK and, starting at 10am on Saturday morning.  

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Donna Hofmann

Donna Mae Hofmann, 65, Fargo, ND died at ManorCare Health in Fargo, ND.

Donna was born November 9, 1950 in Jamestown, ND, the daughter of Edward and Edna (Hoff) Hofmann. She attended school at Medina and graduated from Medina High School in 1969. She went to work at Big Jims, and the ND State Hospital in Jamestown.

Later if life she went to college at Lake Region College in Devils Lake where she received a degree in Practical Nursing in 1988. In 1991 she graduated from Jamestown College where she received her Registered Nursing Degree. She specialized in geriatric nursing and worked at Ave Maria, the ND Correctional Center, and Hi-Acres. She moved and worked at Ashley Medical Center, Prince of Peace Nursing Home in Ellendale and also the Oakes Hospital. For a short time she had a hunting lodge and guide service. Donna retired in 2012 due to health problems and was an RN for 30 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynnette (Kent) Janssen, West Fargo, ND; 3 grandchildren, Destiny (Casey) Seelye, Brandon Jacobson, and Tanner Jacobson; and great grandchildren, Owen and Brookstyn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, LeRoy.

Funeral Service – 1:30 PM Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown, ND, with Rev. Joel Winckler, officiating

Burial – Medina Cemetery, Medina, ND

Visitation – 9:00-7:00 PM Monday, August 1 @ Haut Funeral Home

An online guest book is available at

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District 24 Candidate Supports Effort To End U.S. Dept. of Education Mandates

FORT RANSOM, ND – Republican North Dakota House Candidate Daniel Johnston has signed the “Stop Fed Ed” pledge circulated by North Dakota Parents Involved in Education known as (NDPIE) the group is demanding an end to the U.S. Department of Education.

Johnston pledges to quote, “reject all federal mandates tied to federal funding,” and “fight against federally mandated curriculum, standardized tests, and all illegal and unconstitutional mandates from the federal Department of Education.”

Sheri Few, who heads the parent group United States Parents Involved in Education, known as (USPIE), said that “the fight against Common Core exposed the failures of a federally-based, one-size-fits-all curriculum on states and local school districts.”

“With the most recent federal usurp of state education authority through President Obama’s transgender bathroom/locker room edict, it is clearly time to end the unconstitutional authority assumed by the US Department of Education,” said Ida Frueh, Co-President of NDPIE. She went on to say, “For half a century now this experiment with federal control of local public schools has gone on and it’s failed.”

Republican and Democratic candidates at every level of government across the country are being asked to sign a pledge to end the US Department of Education.  

More information is available on the group’s website:

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