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The HAC was once again filled to the brim with music as the VCHS band had their 2021 Jazzin’ concert. There were countless great performances from the 6th grade, junior high, concert, and jazz bands. These bands, directed by Tom Kjelland, never disappoint and this year was no different.

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The April Students of the Month for Valley City Jr. High School are Molly Knight, Reed McCounnaughey, Laney Stearns, and Bryson Heck. The criteria for selection are the following: being a hardworking student, showing respect for staff and peers, being honest and trustworthy, and being involv…

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This summer VCPS Nutrition Services will again be offering free meals to all area children ages 1-18 or through high school graduation (age 21) for students receiving special education services!

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The Valley City Parks & Recreation is planning another exciting summer of Music at the City Park Bandshell on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 pm starting June 2nd. This summer we will be celebrating 25 years in existence as Music in the Park.   Musicians are featured each week showcasing thei…

Yesterday, ADM announced its plan to build North Dakota’s first-ever dedicated soybean crushing plant and refinery to meet fast-growing demand from food, feed, industrial and biofuel customers, including producers of renewable diesel.

With less than fifteen days left in the 2020-2021 school year, students are rushing to improve grades, finish classes, and study for finals. Seniors are especially seeing an abundance of stress, with multiple preparations to be completed before the end of high school as they know it. There a…

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A spaghetti dinner and silent auction benefit for Kathy Nelson to be held Monday, May 17th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Valley City Eagles Club. Kathy Nelson has had a long journey. Complications from heart surgery have left her paralyzed below her waist.

The Soap Box Derby continues to be an organization with a mission “to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.” More than 100 racing districts, including our local Sheyenne Valley Soap Box Derby, conduct sancti…

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The world of Midwest extraterrestrial enthusiasts remains abuzz after two relatively recent reports of Unidentified Flying Object sightings in the state of North Dakota, one in January and another in April.

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The Valley City Parks and Rec will be planting a number of trees in City Park to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, May 7 at 9 a.m. in City Park. The community is invited to attend.  

On May 4th, 2021, the Barnes County Commission met at the courthouse for their regular meeting. The first item on the agenda following the Pledge of Allegiance was to revisit Rockne Earles’ proposed proclamation, which sought to designate Barnes County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.

In the United States, the Census Bureau says, around 82.5 million people are mothers. Additionally, more than 50% of American women tackle mothering infant children while also being in the workforce. Millions of others are stay-at-home moms.

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This year’s National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW), which began May 2, recognizes the “Power of Travel” and the industry’s role in driving the economy by bringing back visitors to support our vibrant communities and small businesses.

Superintendent Josh Johnson shared the following information with family, friends and guardians of Valley City Public School students...Can you believe it? Only 19 days until the END of this school year!!  As challenging as this year has been, we are grateful for EVERYONE (students, staff, p…

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The 68th Annual NDHSAA sponsored State Class B Speech Tournament at Mandan High School was the end of the Class B 2021 season. Enderlin/Maple Valley took first place with 56.5 points; Shiloh Christian was awarded second with 43 points; Richardton-Taylor was third with 42 points; Bowman Co. w…

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The rail crossing on Barnes County 10 (24th ST SE) at the City of Rogers will be closed for maintenance beginning at 9:00 AM on 4/29/21.  This closure is expected to last approximately one day.  Please seek alternate routes.  No detour will be provided.

For Severe Weather Week in conjunction with Barnes County Fire Departments we will be testing the Disaster/Severe Weather Sirens on Wednesday at 11:15 in Valley City and throughout Barnes County.

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The Valley City-Barnes County CROP WALK for HUNGER is set for Wednesday, May 5th with registration anytime between 6:30 and 7 p.m.  “The CROP WALK will be a little different this year,” states co-chair, Pastor Emmy Swedlund.  “We’ll be walking the “Jefferson Mile”, the mile route around Jeff…

City-County Health District has announced that they are now able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults (ages 16 and older). To make it as easy as possible for those wishing to get vaccinated to do so, CCHD is offering on-site vaccination clinics for local businesses—just contact Theres…

The Valley Troubadours will begin their 2021 Spring Concert series entitled “Come Travel With Me” with a performance at the Connect Church (former City Auditorium) in Valley City on Sunday, May 2nd at 4 p.m. The men’s chorus is directed by John Monilaws and accompanied by Cyndi Hill, and the…

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With Valley City High School’s 2021 Prom coming up on May 1st, the first-ever group of VCHS Prom Royalty has been announced. These seniors are in the running for 2021 Prom King & Queen. The King & Queen will be crowned at prom immediately following Grand March. Grand March begins at …

Valley City High School instrumental students competed in the EDC/State small group instrumental contest on Wednesday, April 7th at Valley City.   Due to Covid restrictions the contest was held in-house at Valley City High School. Valley City entered a total of 14 instrumental groups in the …

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Monday, April 26, 2021 will mark the 36th Anniversary of the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, which remains the worst disaster of its kind. Its impacts are still unfolding, and damages are far too great to comprehend. With the anniversary quickly approaching, the public refle…

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Standing for the Pledge, followed by standing and talking congenially about a shared dream for our future. Handshakes were a common sight, as were work boots and wives of the handshakers.

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The Hi-Liners had success on many fronts in the past few days. As the Speech Team brought home a State Title, VEX Robotics’ seniors also returned home with a state championship—both teams garnering the titles for their 4th consecutive time.

The Valley City Beautification Committee, a sub-committee of the Valley City Commission, will be hosting two spring tree and shrub pruning seminars to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd.  Both of the seminars are free and open to the public and will be taught by Mary O’Neill, Community Forest…

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