The Tri–County Cardinals took it on the heel with some tough games this past week.
After playing in the tournament in Libby, the Cards faced off with the Medicine Hat Knights. The home boys had worked up a 6-2 lead over the Knights going into the sixth inning.
Medicine Hat rallied for four runs in the bottom of sixth to get within one run, 7-6. In their last at bats, the Knights pounded out two runs to pull off the come-from-behind win, 8-7.
Dorothy Ek Christensen was born Oct. 24, 1925 in Parker Prairie, Minn.
As a young girl she moved to Conrad, attended Business College in Great Falls, where she met and married Allen Christensen from Flaxville. They raised two daughters, Gail and Cathy. They lived in Valier, Oilmont, Kevin, and eventually moved to Bremerton, Wash., where they have resided since 1966.
Clarice Doreen Fitzpatrick, 71, of Valier passed away at home on June 24 after a battle with lung cancer.
She was born in Great Falls, on Oct. 20, 1942, to the late Clarence and Eleanor Swanson. Clarice was raised on the family’s farm outside of Valier surrounded by generations. Her grandparent’s running the Johnson Dairy and her parents raising cattle and growing crops. As a child, Clarice learned to gently gather eggs and whistle when she fed the chicks to quite them so they wouldn’t be scared. Clarice graduated from Valier High School. She was married to David Fitzpatrick on Sept. 24 and shared 51 years of life together, most of the time in the company of each other.