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Worldwide, most citizens recognize the name “Kodak,” as in Eastman Kodak Company. Think “Kodak,” and the first thing you associate with it is “Camera.” Founded as the Eastman Dry Plate & Film Company, the Kodak Company grew into a multi-billion dollar company specializing in graphic arts…

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As the leaves change to shades of orange, yellow and red, check out some exciting local events that will help you celebrate Fall and all its beauty. Here’s a short rundown:

The Valley City State University Alumni Association is hosting their 2nd Annual VCSU Alumni Motorcycle/Car Cruise on Saturday, September 25th, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This fun event is open to anyone wanting to ride their motorcycle or drive their classic cars around the county.

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The North Dakota Winter Show Event Center will be hosting the North Dakota High School Rodeo Association’s annual fall rodeo on September 24th, 25th and 26th. Those who attend can expect a jam-packed schedule of high-energy events like bareback, tie-down roping, saddle bronc, steer wrestling…

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Valley City Public Schools leadership has announced that the school board is now exploring the future of school facilities in the district. They are working to establish dates and times for several public meetings to be held throughout the month of October. These meetings will invite communi…

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The Valley City Public School District is celebrating 2021 Homecoming this week, with dress-up days, special activities, pep rally, parade, royalty and more. This year’s Homecoming Court Royalty are as follows: Seth Zeltinger, Joe Cummings, Brady Zaun, Emma Langemo, Emily Klein, Brooklyn Tri…

Valley City Public Schools has committed to creating a positive and safe school learning environment.  We adopted the Hi-Liner Way in 2017 to teach and promote respect, responsibility, and safety within our school district (including with our students, staff, parents, etc..).  Our efforts fo…

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Superintendent Josh Johnson shares a reminder that students will be dismissed early from school on Wednesday, September 22nd.  Please see the attached document for detailed information regarding the dismissal schedule, lunch, busing, activities, etc.  We appreciate the opportunity to provide…

On Thursday, Sept 23th, 3 p.m., Bonanzaville celebrates with the Members of St. John’s Congregation, Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Nancy Jones Schafer, Mayor of Horace, Kory Peterson, Bonanzaville staff, Board Members and volunteers in a dedication and ribbon cutting honoring the St. John…

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Today will conclude School Safety Week, but please know that we will continue to conduct emergency drills and staff trainings throughout the school year.  As we look forward and remain committed to improving school safety, we will also continue to focus on a few specific safety areas in 2021…

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Valley City Parks & Recreation received multiple awards at the North Dakota Recreation & Park Association’s state conference this week. Individually, Tyler Jacobson and Hilary Flatt were awarded for their hard work and dedication to Parks & Rec, while Amy Pederson accepted the In…

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You’ll be noticing more pink around Valley City in the coming days, as students at Valley City State University begin flocking yards with flamingos as part of their Flamingo Fundraiser. 

We are extremely grateful for our First Responders in both Valley City and Barnes County.  With our current celebration of School Safety Week, Valley City Public Schools will be hosting an open house for all First Responders this evening from 5:00pm-8:00pm (@ Jefferson, Washington, and Junio…

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North Dakota State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler was recently at Valley City High School’s Hi-Liner Activity Center. She joined students, teachers, staff and administrators for a celebratory ceremony honoring Matt Nielson, 11th and 12th grade science teacher, who has been named a semi-final…

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It’s nearly apple season in our state, and cooks and canners everywhere are eyeing up the apple trees, checking for readiness in the fruit. Collectively, we’ll all have apple crisp, apple pies, apple butter and apple jelly, homemade applesauce…You name it, we’ll be eating it for an entire ye…

On September 13, 1872, the iron rails for the Northern Pacific Railway were laid across the James River. The first cars made their crossing the same day, as the rails continued westward. 

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Saving seeds to plant next year can be a gamble but it is worth a try.

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The ON THE MOVE Partnership would like to invite everyone to come out and taste FREE samples of Tomato and Pepper Salad that will be served at the Farmers Market on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Rosebud Visitor’s Center Parking Lot.  

On the first Sunday after Labor Day we celebrate National Grandparents Day. This year the date falls on September 12. Like Mother’s day and Father’s day we also have a whole day dedicated to our grandparents. Grandparents and children have a special connection that is proven to both make gra…

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BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard will conduct an observance ceremony on Saturday, September 11, at the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), near the entrance to Fraine Barracks in Bismarck. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and is a solemn observance of …

Valley City Public Schools will be celebrating School Safety Week on September 13 -17, 2021! In addition to sharing important safety related information with our students, staff, parents, and community members; each of our schools will be practicing several emergency drills: fire/evacuation,…

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The local Red Knights of North Dakota Motorcycle Club host the 15th Annual 9-11 Tribute Ride on Sunday, September 12th with registration from 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Valley City Fire Hall. Cost to participate is $15 per person. There will be a free will lunch available during registration, an…

Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry/Pop-up Perishable Food Program will be stopping in Valley City on Tuesday, September 14th from 12:15-2p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, located at 680 8th Ave SW in Valley City.

Barnes County 17s (Old #1) between 37th St SE and 38th St SE will be closed for a culvert replacement.  This closure is expected to be one day in length with an approximate reopening of 5:00 PM scheduled.   No detour will be provided.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

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As groups and organizations around Valley City continue to work towards more visibly honoring home-grown star Peggy Lee, the main event approaches tomorrow (September 10th). Beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the Valley City Eagles Club, a Peggy Lee Commemorative Event featuring dinner, dancing and P…

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As we enter another fall and winter season, the United States continues to struggle under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic. In our area, colder weather means there will be more indoor gatherings, increasing the risk for COVID transmission between friends and family. As hospitals across th…

We were notified this morning that two of our students in the school district were confirmed positive for COVID-19.  An email was sent immediately to the parents with children in the classrooms (elementary) notifying them of the positive case and providing them recommendations for following …

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will host a live Town Hall event Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 12:30 p.m. CT to discuss COVID-19 testing and treatment. They will be discussing topics including the importance of testing, monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment and use of Ive…

Fargo, ND – First Step Recovery, a program of The Village Family Service Center, is hosting a free outdoor screening of the documentary “The Anonymous People” on Thursday, Sept. 16. The event is one way the outpatient addiction treatment center is commemorating Recovery Month during September.

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The VCSU Community School of the Arts is looking for singers interested in performing in the Valley Voices Women’s Choir. The Valley Voices Women’s Choir is now being administered by the Bridges Arts Council through an agreement with Valley City State University under the umbrella of the VCS…

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