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Feeling the heat in Williston

Posted 07/07/2017

By Jake Kulland

Folks we come to visit with you this week from my Dad’s place in Williston.  It has been hot, hot, hot here ever since I arrived on July 1.  It’s been at, near or above 100 degrees ever day since I’ve been here, and it’s going to stay that way at least until the middle of the month.  Not a good situation for the crops out this way, as things were pretty dry to begin with, and no rain is forecast.  This is all a big turnaround from last July, when it rained seemingly every day in the month.  Lots of interesting things happened out here in my visit, including getting my guitar out and sitting in with an area band to seeing countless fireworks shows.  But the craziest thing (And sort of silliest) was that for the first time ever we had pizza delivered to my Dad’s ranch.  “The Ponderosa” is located almost four miles from Williston, and the chance of getting anything delivered out that way in the past was non existent.  But now that his land has been annexed into city limits (Something my Dad is just thrilled about), we thought we’d give it a try.  Well what do you know, Pizza Hut had food on our doorstep in 25 minutes.  When I brought it in my Dad looked at me like I just created fire and discovered electricity at the same time.  I guess it’s like they say, “It’s the little things”.

End of the year baseball tourneys continue

Last week we told you about Little League and Girls Softball end of the year league tournaments that were being held July 8-9.  This week more league will come to an end.  T-Ball and Pee Wee baseball is finishing up in the week ahead, with the Pee Wee Tournament being held July 10 and 12, with T-Ball also finishing up on those days.  July 14-16 is the Northern League Babe Ruth Tournament, which will be held in Park River.  The Langdon Eagles team looks like they will be the top seed in tourney, as they have lost just one game all season.  If the Babe Ruthers are fortunate enough to win that tournament, they would play the champions of the Turtle Mountain League in a best two out of three for the rite to go to the State Babe Tournament in Thompson, which runs from July 27-Aug. 1 in Thompson.  Going to state in Babe Ruth is something that hasn’t happened around here in a very long time.  Good luck to Coach Kade Pengilly and the team.  Also the Northeast Region American Legion Baseball Tournament will be held in Langdon at American Legion Field July 19-22.  Eight teams will be in town from across the region.  If you could help out with taking tickets or lending a hand in the concessions please contact tournament manager Daryl Kempel at 701-370-2210.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Langdon Country Club continues to stay busy

The Langdon Country Club continues to be going steady through it’s busiest time of the year.  The Mens City Tournament was held on July 6, and Tuesday Mens League after a break on the 4th of July will get back in order on the July 11, with the Wednesday Womens League continuing on July 12.  The course will also welcome CHS to the clubhouse for a get together on July 10, and will also host the big Langdon Implement Harvest Clinic on July 13.  The next tournaments coming up are the Langdon Ladies Invitational on July 17, the Northern Canola Growers Tournament on July 20, and the Men’s Senior Tourney on July 24.  It’s one thing after another at the Langdon Country Club, which it should be this time of year.

“See ya!” next week!