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North Dakota has a multitude of things that make it special, but the one at the center of it all is agriculture. Crop production and livestock create the fiber of North Dakota’s whole community, and Valley City gets to be a big part of that as host to the largest cattle show in the state.

The 14th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Social will be held Thursday, November 21st at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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There are many places in the state and the rest of the country where memorials stand for U.S. Military Veterans, and there will be another one in our area in the next year or two.

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On 11/08/2019 the North Dakota Parole and Probation, Barnes County Sheriff’s Office and Valley City Police Department conducted a search of a residence in the 100 Block of 6th Street Northwest in Valley City.

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The long-awaited season of deer hunting is nearly upon us. For us as residents of the southeastern corner of North Dakota, worry about CWD is low compared to other areas of the state.

Do you have some awesome pictures of Barnes County you would like to share? Then we would love to see them!! The 2020 Times-Record calendar creation is under way and we are looking for your local Barnes County photos.

As Jack-o’-Lanterns and skeletons come off porches and front lawns, we head into the season of hot chocolate, apple cider, homemade cookies, festive lights, and family gatherings (with So. Much. Food.). Valley City has a great way to help people near and far jump start the holiday season on …

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Noah Leick, a senior at Valley City High School, has achieved a couple of firsts in his bowling career. He is the first two-handed bowler ever coached by Mary Berntson, and he is now the owner of the first 300 game ever bowled in the history of the Valley City Youth Bowling Program (which wa…

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The October Students of the Month for Valley City Jr. High School are Leah Hochhalter, Quincy Corbin, Abby Redfearn and Carson Hass. The criteria for selection are the following: being a hardworking student, showing respect for staff and peers, being honest and trustworthy, and being involve…

VCPS advanced art class students, under the instructor of Mrs. Kelly Callahan, senior high art teacher, worked together to create the beautiful  painted designs on the Times-Record newspaper stands in the photo.

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St. Catherine School will hold its 47th annual Fiesta Fall Auction at the Eagle’s Club on November 8th in Valley City. There will be a bake sale and silent auction beginning at 5 p.m., as well as a live auction beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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The 2nd annual Times-Record Halloween coloring contest kicked off two weeks ago, where children ages 4-10 showed off their creative skills. Many talented youngsters colored their unique Halloween kitty image provided in the TR on October 14th and TR-Extra Shopper on October 18th.

It’s a classically spooky time of year, with skeletons and ghostly figures placed alongside gravestones and coffins on people’s lawns, scary movies, goblins and ghouls…

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2020 has the promise of being a busy year. The Tokyo Summer Olympics are on the schedule, it’s an important election year, and it ends a decade of years beginning with “201.” Something you might not have on your radar screen as an extremely important part of 2020 is the Census.

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Valley City’s elementary schools are hosting a Scholastic book fair  through Monday, November 4th, in which readers can find the cute, cuddly, adorable, and scary books they desire.

On October 24th, 2019, the Barnes County Sheriff’s Office issued the following press release: “Barnes County Sheriff’s Office and Valley City Police Department have been receiving a large amount of complaints from citizens of scam calls.

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Congratulations to the following 10 individuals who won the “From Field To Fork” word search contest: The Horsager family, Valley City; Marilyn Pritchert, Valley City; Phyllis Lemer, Valley City; Eunice Trapp, Valley City; Ken Weshnevski, Tower City; Bonnie Wieck, Valley City; Audrey Lahlum,…

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When the trick-or-treating kiddos return home with their piles of candy, the sugar-rush begins. With pounds and pounds of candy, there’s no way each one can eat all of it—and with all the sugar in it, maybe that’s okay.

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On Thursday morning in the Barnes County Courthouse, Cornelious Edward Johnson was sentenced for his involvement in a Valley City shooting last November. Prior to sentencing, he pleaded guilty to the charges against him: two counts of attempted murder and one count of robbery.

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Valley City, ND – Valley City Police Department and Fire Department hosted a 2-day blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on October 15 and 16 at Stoudt-Ross Ford which helped collect a total of 157 units of blood for patients in need.

Valley City, ND – The AmericInn by Wyndham at 280 Winter Show Road SW today announced that it has been awarded the AmericInn Hotel of the Year by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, which recognizes the brand’s best overall cleanliness, service, and loyalty program (Wyndham Rewards) dedication.

CHI Mercy Health wants to remember all those who have died this year at our hospital. CHI Mercy Hospital is also creating a Gift of Life Wall to pay tribute to organ, eye and tissue donors and the incredible gifts given.  The tribute will take place in the hospital lobby.  

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Preparing for Increased Dam Outflows to put River at 16’

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a Flood Warning for the Sheyenne River at Valley City over the weekend and updated their information on Sunday with a grave message for our area: the river is expected to rise to 17.9-18 feet by Saturday (10/28) or Sunday (10/27). Fl…

Pull on your Lederhosen and get your German on, because CHI Mercy Health Foundation is bringing Oktoberfest to Valley City on October 25th. This 2019 annual charity event will feature a silent auction, raffles and raffle boards, dueling piano entertainment by Fun Pianos and all the delicious…

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While rivers and reservoirs continue to rise after heavy precipitation in September and our recent snowstorm, cities across North Dakota are taking measures to mitigate flooding.

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Pastoral Care Week, also named Spiritual Care Week, is proud to celebrate its 34th year, October 20-26, 2019.  Organizations and institutions throughout the world will take this opportunity to recognize the spiritual needs of those we serve and the spiritual care given through professional c…

It’s that time of year. The VCHS 9th-12th grade band and choir students will be selling fresh fruit for the 5th year in a row.  This heart-healthy fundraiser helps students earn individual funds to attend Heritage Festival, a high school music competition. Every other year VCHS juniors and s…

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Barnes County Relay for Life’s Mother/Son Dance at the Valley City Eagles Club has its annual shindig this October 19th. The event sees costume-clad parents and kids on the dance floor, taking memorable photos and playing for door prizes all in an important fundraiser for Relay for Life. Las…

Prospective students, friends and family members are invited to visit the campus of Valley City State University for a Viking Visit Day on either Thursday, Oct. 17 or Friday, Oct. 18.

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I94 Closures. Per Captain Niewind of ND Highway Patrol, Interstate will be closing at 10 a.m. west bound from Fargo to Bismarck and closed east bound from Bismarck to Jamestown.

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Abused Persons Outreach CenterClosed Friday. Crisis line open at 701-845-0072Barnes County North -  No school or activities 10/11Barnes County Senior Center - No meals on wheels and transit will run where possible.Community Action Head Start - ClosedFaith Lutheran Fall Festival - Rescheduled…

Wave of Light is a time for families who’ve experienced infant loss and miscarriage to share in their sorrow and support each other. Wave of Light is an international event, recognized in six countries.

Faith Lutheran Church is gearing up for their annual Fall Festival on Sat. Oct 12 at 309 4th ST NE, Valley City.

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Alarmingly like clockwork, our 2nd annual October snowstorm is creeping its way northeast. Last year, the area saw incredible snowfall amounts during a historic storm October 10-11, 2018. And knowing how weather works, it seems that the newest round of this fall-wintery fury is just a cruel …

With hopes that not sharing this plan would change the unfavorable forecast for the end of the week..VCPS releases our 2019-2020 Winter Weather Plan with our parents, guardians, and community members.  

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This fall, the Valley City Times-Record hopes to give back to our readers by honoring the rich history of Barnes County and surrounding areas in a special section titled "A Place Called Home."

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Valley City Public Schools and St. Catherine’s School homecoming celebrations wrapped up Friday, October 4th with a Hi-Liner pep rally, where Evan Fretheim and Lexi Triebold were crowned 2019 Homecoming King & Queen. The afternoon was packed with games, dancing, excitement, enthusiasm an…

Valley City’s chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will hold their Annual Fall Auction Friday, Oct. 11th at the Valley City Eagles Club, 7 p.m. Businesses provide items for auction and partner with DAV––United Way this year––to raise money for a number of causes.Read more in your …

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