VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) 3 PRCA performances will be held during the 77th annual North Dakota Winter Show. The first rodeo is Saturday at 2 pm and the second will start tonight at 7 pm. The Sunday, March 9th afternoon rodeo begins at 2pm. The rodeo stock will be provided by Dakota Rodeo/Chad Berger and Joe Simon.
Tickets are $20 for ages 13 and up, $10 ages 3 to 12 and those ages 2 and under are admitted free (no seat.)
Remember to come to the “Sunday Fun Day” performance, where kids are admitted FREE, with each paying adult. A free gift bag will be awarded to the first 100 kids at the Sunday afternoon rodeo performance!
For North Dakota Winter Show Rodeo tickets go to the ticket office now at the North Dakota Winter Show Event Center or call at 845-1401, 1-800-437-0218.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) The North Dakota Agriculture Hall of Fame Committee selected Al Gustin, and the late Alfred Black both of Mandan were inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Al Gustin, was a familiar face and trusted voice in farm homes across the region for 45 years. His career began at KXJB-TV in Fargo in the 1960′s and he worked for decades in Bismarck as the Farm Director for KFYR-TV and Clear Channel Radio stations in Bismarck before retiring in November of 2012. He was raised on a farm south of Mandan and today remains an active partner with his brother and brother’s family; there they raise small grains, hay, row crops and run a nearly 300 cow herd of registered Gelbvieh Cattle. Al was named the “Farm Broadcaster of the Year” by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. He had earlier been inducted into the “Silver Circle” by the Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and received the Pioneer Award from the North Dakota Broadcasters Association. He has twice received the coveted Oscar in Agriculture, for the best television farm programming in the nation. He serves on several committees, including the N.D. Stockmen’s Association, the N.D. Gelbvieh Association and the Bismarck/Mandan Chamber of Commerce. Al and his wife, Peggy, have three daughters and five grandchildren.
The late Alfred Black.
The late Alfred Black was a soil scientist for the USDA for 40 years and from 1979 to 1993, the Director of the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, ND. He was the inspiration and founder of the Area 4 S.C.D. Cooperative Research Farm, which has been supporting N.D. farmers with field-sized research, in Mandan, for 30 years. He was a leading researcher, providing information about crop residue management for improving water conservation, crop water-use efficiencies and controlling soil erosion. He was recognized nationally and internationally, as a leading expert in dry land agriculture, and consulted not only throughout the U-S, but also in the former U-S-S-R, Australia, Canada and India. He received awards from numerous organizations, including the N.D. Wheat Producers Association, Prairie Chapter of NAMA, the N.D. Association of Soil Conservation Districts, U.S.D.A. Certificates of Merit for Special Services and Fellow Awards from the International Soil and Water Conservation Society and American Society of Agronomy. Alfred Black passed away in July of 2013, in Colorado; he is survived by his wife Jerry and two daughters.
The recognition ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 1:45 pm, and will be held in the Main arena of the North Dakota Winter Show Event Center just before the 2pm PRCA Rodeo.
FARGO, N.D (NewsDakota.com) For the third time this season, West Fargo had the number of the Hi-Liners as the Packers earned a 59-47 win over Valley City in the Eastern Dakota Conference girls semifinals.
The Hi-Liners came out on the attack using the full court press to steal the ball away from the Packers in the first half. However, the Packers would keep the game close by working the ball under the basket to Cassidy Nelson who finished with a game high 13 points and 11 rebounds.
As the first half came to a close the Hi-Liners worked their way to the basket cutting a three point lead to just one. Then on the ensuing inbound Clarissa Olson would steal the ball away to and knock down the shot to give Valley City a one point lead and the momentum heading into the break.
In the second half, the Packers would take back the lead with a quick 4-0 run. The two teams would continue to trade leads throughout the rest of the game. It wasn’t until the final minutes that the Packers would pull away with solid free throw shooting.
While Nelson led the Packers in points, Valley City was led by Dierra Diegel’s 17 point night. Jessica Denholm also reached double digits hitting two three pointers in the game for 11 points in the contest.
The loss is Valley City’s first of the tournament, which means tomorrow they will play Wahpeton in the first State Qualifier starting at 11:00 am. The game can be heard on 1490 KOVC.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) It’s time to spring ahead this weekend. Remember to turn your clock’s forward one hour Sunday morning or before you go to bed Saturday night for Daylight savings time.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Legendary Country music superstar Joe Diffie is the headliner for this year’s North Dakota Winter Show concert on Friday March 7th in Valley City. Big Dog Country 95.5′s JD caught up with Joe this week...