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Founded in 1898, the National Federation of Music Clubs has grown into the largest nonprofit organization in the United States that aims to support and promote American music, performers and music education. Within the national group, regions and states have founded their own affiliated club…

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Valley city Junior High and Senior High Robotics teams were at the State VEX Competition over the weekend, where both teams swept away the competition. 

The year that astronomers from University of California saw the birth of a galaxy for the first time was when the Red River Harness and Saddle Club was founded, in 1987 by Phil Hoglund and Gary Griffeth. From there, it has been expanded from its original harness-only base to include riders a…

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From that beginning, Mr. Hager’s travelled a long way along the road to becoming a musician. He’s crossing our own country, but he also has begun travels into other countries; namely, Japan. 

The 2020 Snow Week Pep Fest and PowderBuff Volleyball game took place late last week. This pep fest came after a week of Hi-liner activities throughout the week to celebrate the Snowball dance. The pep rally began with the Pep Band’s always great performance of a few well-known hits as well …

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This past weekend the Valley City High School Hi-Liner Speech team was back in action with two tournaments. On Saturday, February 15th VCHS traveled to the Mandan Speech Invitational which was a huge and extremely competitive tournament with over 500 individual entries. On Monday, February 1…

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In the early 1900s, a Fort Ransom Centennial book (1878-1978) writes, a local ski club established a hut and operated a ski hill on grounds in Northland Township (presently located in the northwest corner of Ransom County). It notes that the land was later sold to the state when Fort Ransom …

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The 31st Annual North Dakota State Pinochle Tournament, hosted by the Valley City Chamber of Commerce, was held at the Eagles Club February 15th & 16th. Of the 84 teams competing, 59 advanced to Sunday’s championship round, where they battled for cash payouts and the state title. Consola…

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On February 24th, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Eagles Club, the Abused Persons Outreach Center of Valley City is hosting its Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser. 

Valley City High School will be represented in the North Dakota All-State band and choir by 8 students, who were recently selected to be part of the ensembles.

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Do you have a person in your life who may be hard to shop for? Or, a milestone you would like to commemorate with a personalized gift? Stop in at McLean Frames located at 256 Central Avenue N in Valley City.

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Discussions about the spring flood threat throughout the Red River Basin have been underway at the National Weather Service ever since the historic flooding many areas saw in the Fall. On January 24th, they released the first 2020 Spring Flood Outlook, followed by the latest update on Februa…

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This past Saturday the Valley City High School Hi-Liner Speech Team traveled to the SMCHS Capital City Lions Tournament held at St. Mary's High School in Bismarck. This is an extremely large and competitive tournament featuring over 500 individual entries and 25 schools in attendance. The Hi…

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The National Weather Service, when it issued preliminary blizzard watches/warnings and water weather advisories on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the incoming arctic blizzard event yesterday, they stated that though they had a good idea of its timing, it could happen earlier/later than…

Healthwise for Guys and Gals – Colon Cancer will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2:00 pm at The Legacy Place and again at 5:00 pm at the Barnes County Courthouse DES room (located in the basement).  The instructor for the class will be Susan Milender, Licensed Registered Dietitian with NDSU E…

The Valley City Community Closet, located in the basement of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, at 138 3rd St. NW in Valley City, will be open Monday, February 17th from 5-7 p.m. offering free clothing including coats, boots and  shoes for all ages and in all sizes for families or individuals. Th…

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Thanks to the atmospheric disturbances traversing the area, we’ve been seeing frigid temperatures, light snow, and high winds, all amounting to blizzard conditions and biting windchills up to -40 below in some areas.

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Tomorrow, the National Weather Service is predicting a potential "blizzard" for our area that could bring fresh snow, winds sustained at 30mph and gusting in excess of 50 mph, and wind chill temperatures reaching 40 degrees below zero.  Based upon the current forecast, the arrival of this st…

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention continuously monitors illness in the United States, and the flu virus is under close surveillance as the season continues. And things are going to get worse before they get better, as history has shown. 

The students at Valley City High School have begun making their plans for the next school year’s schedule. Each student has an independent meeting with either Summer Burchill or Mona Tottingham, the junior and senior high counselors. At this meeting, they choose which classes they would like…

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The January Students of the Month for Valley City Jr. High School are Jovi Borg, Raf Rivera, Jayden Pederson, and Damian Modlin. 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…

It’s a tough subject to talk about, having a lot to do with the fact that many people have personally been touched by suicide. But keeping quiet about it lets it grow and thrive.

Special Olympics - Valley City is hosting its first annual Corn Hole Tournament Fundraiser, aiming to generate funds to help local Special Olympics athletes travel to competitions and to assist with equipment costs. 

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The Barnes County Commission, alongside local agencies, hosted a pair of public input meetings on Wednesday to get feedback concerning the proposed new jail/law enforcement center.

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Jesus Cruff, upon returning home to the North Dakota tundra from Dallas, Texas, has brought with him a service to benefit his home community: Uber. 

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The Valley City High School Hi-Liner Speech team had a successful start of their travel season this past Saturday, February 1st when they traveled to the West Fargo High School Packer Speech Invitational. The Hi-Liners did not travel the last two weekends due to the blizzard on the weekend o…

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Valley City State University and the University of Jamestown are hosting a joint Career Fair on VCSU’s campus February 25th, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kari Klettke, new Director for Career Services at VCSU, says that many students are looking forward to learning about the region’s opportunities for ful…

The State of North Dakota, State Water Commission, and Department of Emergency Services are working in partnership with federal agencies FEMA, the NWS, and the Army Corps of Engineers to get the best information out to communities concerning flooding.

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STEAM programs across the country encourage students of all ages to find their passions and grow their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Kids at Washington and Jefferson Elementary in Valley City have the opportunity to be part of a STEAM club of their own, an After …

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Perhaps Mother Nature was casting her vote while faithful followers of Punxsutawney Phil flocked to Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney for the 2020 prognostication, as she was covering the town in a blanket of snow. But a little bit of snow sure didn’t keep the crowds away, as a l…

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During the winter, the snow piling up on driveways, in streets, or on rooftops takes a lot of our time and attention to address, and while there is a lot to do to keep ourselves and our homes safe, there’s one part of the snow removal process that is often overlooked.

Hosted by Valley City's Chamber of Commerce, the 31st Annual North Dakota State Pinochle Tournament has grown extremely popular with citizens of Valley City and the surrounding area and will again take place at the Eagles Club on the 15th and 16th of February, starting at 8 a.m.

Healthwise for Gals – Popular Diets will be held on Wednesday, February 5 at 2:00 pm at Bridgeview Estates and again at 5:00 pm at the Barnes County Courthouse DES room (located in the basement).  The instructor for the class will be Susan Milender, Licensed Registered Dietitian with NDSU Ex…

Precision tumbling, handstands and flips were abundant when the Fargo-Moorhead Acro Team performed during halftime at the Maple Valley varsity boys basketball game Monday evening, January 26.  The stop in Tower City was a part of the senior show tour.    Emma Baasch, a senior at Maple Valley…

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Now that architectural and construction companies—Klein McCarthy Architects and Adolfson & Peterson Construction — have been selected to head the building of the new Barnes County Correctional Facility, the agencies involved in the project are looking to the public for input and comments…

The Valley City Fire Department will hold their annual Smoker at the Valley City Eagles Club at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 31st.

Valley City Green Dot, a violence prevention program, is hosting their next Bystander Training on Saturday, January 25, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch provided) at the Grandstay Hotel (271 Winter Show Rd, SW, Valley City).

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St. Catherine School in Valley City is getting ready to take part in National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) January 26-February 1. For 46 years, CSW has celebrated Catholic education in the United States with Mass, assemblies and other activities for students, families, parishioners and commun…

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