Back in the Tundra
We come to you this week back in the friendly confines of Langdon, North Dakota. The situation with my Dad has stabilized enough for me to get back into a little more normalcy, at least for the near future. He's still in a rehab home and is very slowly recovering. One thing that happened since we last visited, is that I brought back my Dad's 2001 Lincoln that he bought for $400 at a county auction a couple of months back. He has purchased several vehicles at auctions like this, and the Lincoln is by far the best car he has gotten, as most of them don't even run. Good to see him finally hit pay dirt on one of them, and here's hoping it will last for a long time.
Tuesday Men's Golf League to begin May 19
On the golf front this week, the Langdon County Club will have their first Tuesday Men's League Golf Night on May 19. As in past years, there will be two shifts at 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. If you have not signed up your 2-Man team yet it's not too late, just contact league secretary Randy Hill at 701-370-1118. Wednesday Women's League will begin on June 3 at the course, and Jenny Romfo is the organizer for that, just call her at 701-370-0098 to get a team registered. We told you last week about some tournaments that have been either postponed or cancelled, but on tourney may be played in a lighter format. The International Golf Tournament committee told us that they are still trying to get a two day tourney together, to still be played in late July. Hopefully by then the border will be open, and COVID-19 restrictions will be loosened enough to still play it at the courses in Langdon, Walhalla, Mordern and Winkler. We will let you know more on that in the weeks ahead.
Independent Summer Baseball League still being planned
As we have also told you the last couple of weeks, plans are moving ahead to have an independent baseball league in North Dakota, to replace American Legion Baseball, who announced last week that they are cancelling their season nationwide. The first thing that has to happen for a new league for high school aged kids is of course the COV-19 restrictions and guidelines to go into at least phase two. If that comes about, we've been told that nearly every community that had American Legion baseball will have an independent team. Organizers are still working out the details on age limits, rules and more, but a state tournament is being planned along with district tourneys, with the sites and dates to be determined. Hopefully all the work to put this together will become reality for the boys of summer.
Salute to the seniors
In this week's paper, please check out the story we put together about spring sports seniors that had their careers suddenly come to an end with the virus. We thank all the coaches that took the time to recognize their players with a must deserved shout out. We also congratulate all area seniors on what's been a unique year to say the least, but we hope you all enjoy your graduation day.
"See ya!" next week!