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If you’ve ever thought to yourself “I could really go for some takeout, but I don’t want to get off my couch,” you’re in luck. Food delivery services have been growing in popularity for a few years now, especially essential during the pandemic, and Valley City is now getting its own.

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is April 11-17, 2021. Our  emergency responders serve as a vital part for our community linking together our fire, medical, and law enforcement agencies.

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A beloved mainstay of Valley City is celebrating its 25th Anniversary: Dutton’s Parlour. Owners/operators George and Bonnie Dutton invite the community to celebrate the milestone birthday every day this week, through the big day—April 17—by stopping in and participating in some of the specia…

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Barnes County Emergency Services Manager Sue Lloyd is informing the public that the Board of Barnes County Commissioners has rescinded the proclamation of the county-wide burn ban, meaning the ban is canceled, effective April 13th. The burn ban was due to abnormally dry conditions in the are…

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BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is strongly urging that vaccine providers in the state pause use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine following a joint statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food & Drug Admi…

A meeting of the Barnes County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Steering Committee will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. CST, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Room 102 at the Rhoades Science Center at Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota.

On January 18th, this year’s VCHS Sophomore Biology class began learning 10 common ND bird species per week. They continued for eight weeks, learning basic avian family characteristics and how to identify 80 bird species common to Valley City and Barnes County.

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The March Students of the Month for Valley City Jr. High School are Brenna Storly, Boston Larson, Amara Judd, and Miles Taylor. The criteria for selection are the following: being a hardworking student, showing respect for staff and peers, being honest and trustworthy, and being involved in …

Valley City Public Schools is excited to announce that they are seeking nominations for the 2021 VCPS Teacher of the Year (T.O.Y) award. The information that you need to nominate a teacher can be found at the VCPS website at www.hiliner.org or by picking up the nomination form at the distric…

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Each spring, the North Dakota League of Cities sponsors a statewide “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. The contest is held every year in April, which happens to be the month in which City Government Week takes place, this year April 5-9. To win the “Mayor for a Day” title, Valley City’s third …

Valley City Public Schools (VCPS) has begun implementing the following attendance plan for both indoor and outdoor activities/events beginning on Monday, April 5, 2021. This plan continues to follow the guidance provided from the state of North Dakota and the North Dakota High School Activit…

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VALLEY CITY (VCSU) – Valley City State University has the top ranked elementary education program in the nation according to rankings recently released by Study.com. VCSU leads the list of the Best Bachelor’s in Elementary Education Degree Programs compiled at Study.com. The rankings list 50…

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It’s that time of year again. The weather is warming up and bikes (as well as scooters, skateboards, rollerblades/rollerskates and hoverboards) are coming out of storage sheds and garages to get on the road. As more people take to the streets riding their chosen contraption, it’s a good time…

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Three Valley City High School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students—Kacy Crowe, McKenzie Davies, and Seth Gibsom—have taken on the task of digitizing Woodbine Cemetery. They have been working on this project on and off since September, having spent many fall days clearing th…

There will be a benefit supper with silent auction, bake sale and meat raffle at the Labor Club in Valley City on Saturday, May 1st, 2021. The money raised will help support Mark Ertelt, 58, life-long Valley City resident, who recently became ill and was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Can…

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Barnes County Emergency Services Manager Sue Lloyd is informing the public that the Board of Barnes County Commissioners has signed a proclamation to extend the burn ban for Barnes County to April 20th, at which time the ban will be reviewed.

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On Saturday, April 24 from 5-7 p.m., there will be a spaghetti supper, silent auction and bake sale at the Valley City Eagles Club to support Mark Hatcher and his family as they work through a trying time. Mark, a longtime resident of the Valley City area and icon of the Eagles Club, suffere…

New tractors are a usual component to any agriculture-related discussion. However, when we usually talk about tractors, we mean big machines that humans drive.

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If you’ve been on Valley City State University’s campus recently, you might have noticed flamingos scattered around the grounds. Each one has a piece of paper with a QR Code on it, which provides a link to the new VCSU Green Dot OneStop page. You can also get to the webpage by visiting onest…

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As far as our international day of jokery, historians don’t have a lot to go on to determine why, when and where exactly it began…but they have a couple of pretty neat theories.

On March 31st Superintendent Josh Johnson shared the information below is being shared for students, staff, parents, and community members from Valley City Public Schools.  We hope everyone has a great Easter holiday weekend.  If you have questions from this email, please feel free to contac…

In the latest competition for Valley City Robotics, Bob’s Little Builders teamed up with Valley City’s VEX Velociraptors at a tournament in Fisher Minnesota. They worked together to battle their opponents and ended up taking home the Tournament Championship Trophy. It was a neat day, especia…

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Just after midnight on March 15, 1897, a quiet home in Valley City had its walls rattled by the discharge of a shotgun. It was the Wolfer home, known as the Old Harvey house, on Fourth Street, Valley City. That’s where Andreas and Julianna lived with their young daughters, Margaret (6) and M…

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An acrylic painting titled “Midday Flow” submitted by Daniel Schumacher of Linton, ND has been selected by judges to be the 2021 Best of Show winner in the North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Contest. 

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The Easter lily is a symbol of beauty, hope and life.

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Barnes County Emergency Services Manager Sue Lloyd is informing the public that the Board of Barnes County Commissioners has signed a proclamation to extend the burn ban for Barnes County to April 7th, at which time the ban will be reviewed.

As we commemorate Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29th, I would like to focus on the first major battle of the Vietnam War between the US Army and the North Vietnamese Army, the Battle of la Drang Valley November 14-16, 1965. Joe Galloway was a newspaper correspondent and columnist who got…

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7-year-old Ivory Erickson, a 2nd-grader at Jefferson school in Valley City, suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident on March 20th. She suffered a broken femur and was transported via ambulance to Fargo for surgery. She remains in the hospital, having had surgery on her leg twic…

Jefferson Elementary 3rd Graders have put together a rootin’ tootin’ American Folk Song program for the world to see, singing and swingin’ to traditional songs like Rock-A My Soul, Chasin’ the Crawdad and Old Brass Wagon. The video has been uploaded to youtube, and it’s worth a watch. Jennif…

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Valley City Parks and Recreation announced that Bjornson Golf Course will be open for the season on March 25th, allowing only walkers at this time. As the course conditions improve carts will be allowed. Watch for updates in your TR.

The North Dakota Fur and Feather Club Small Animal Swap will be held Saturday, March 27th in the North Dakota Winter Show building from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  The event will feature chickens, ducks, geese, peafowl, rabbits, pheasants, guineas, house birds and maybe even rats, mice, hamsters or rabbi…

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