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The Valley City Cares Mitten Tree, set up at First Community Credit Union, is collecting items for distribution to those in need this holiday. Rosie Larson has made the Mitten Tree a huge part of the city’s Christmas for over three decades, and Miller Motors has teamed up with the project fo…

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Have you seen a TV crew walking around Valley City today? They are here filming segments for a tv show involving Mindy Morgenstern and her history in Valley City that will be airing on the Discovery Channel.

Downtown Central Avenue in Valley City will be shining bright with magical twinkling Christmas lights, floats, music and fun during the Valley City Chamber of Commerce’s Parade of Lights, Thursday, December 5th at 6 p.m. It has even been rumored that Santa himself will be at the parade, brin…


For the 42nd year, the Valley City Cares Mitten Tree is up at the First Community Credit Union in Valley City.


After seeing various TV broadcasts about the community outreach that North Dakota State University Bison Football does, the activity staff at Valley City’s Sheyenne Care Center reached out to ask if it would be possible to bring a few players for a visit. After all, some of the biggest Bison…

Katie Nechiporenko joined the professionals in the Barnes County Courthouse for the first time this fall, beginning her position as Assistant Barnes County State’s Attorney the day after she was sworn into the North Dakota bar. Her father was a Fargo Police Officer for many years, now retire…

I’m one of those people who waits until after thanksgiving to light up Christmas decorations or listen to Christmas music. Then, the day after the turkey holiday comes and it’s full-blown Christmas everything. Mother Nature seems like she’s on board with this kind of idea for us, at least th…

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Quilted Ceiling employers present a check of $2,058 to the Valley City High School STEM Program. Quilted Ceiling hosted a VCHS STEM Showcase where students displayed their recent projects for the class. They also donated 100% of their earnings to the STEM Program.


If you like to listen to Christmas music during the holiday season, you now have another opportunity to listen to Christmas Holiday music the Wednesdays in Advent beginning on December 4th during the noon hour. These listening opportunities will be held in the sanctuary of Our Savior's Luthe…


The Shop Local for the Holidays sweepstakes is underway. Congratulations Mabel Noot, our week two winner!  Mabel has won two $20 gift certificates, one for Smith Lumber and one for NuCara Pharmacy.

The Valley City Chamber Ambassadors visited the Valley City Development Corp. to congratulate Jennifer Feist on being honored as the 2019 North Dakota Economic Developer of the Year and to recognize the VCBCDC on being awarded the 2019 Bush Prize for Community Innovation.


The Barnes County 4-H Award and Leader Recognition banquet was held on Sunday, November 17 at the Eagles Club. The Barnes County 4-H Leader’s Council awarded the Barnes County Homemakers of Today organization and Valley Meats as “Friends of 4-H.” The “Friends of 4-H” award recognizes a perso…

As she tries to complete her mission from Santa this holiday season, Clementine, the Times-Record’s very own elf friend, made her first appearance on Nov. 15th, dancing and playing among the aisles of Christmas ribbons and bows, toys galore and fabric of every color possible — so many items …

John L. Monilaws, Valley City, will again strike up the Band as Maestro of the “We’re in the Christmas Mood” show, which is produced every year by the EBC Fraternity Alumni Committee, has announced that the 24th annual “We’re in the Christmas Mood” show will return to beautiful Vangstad Audi…

A red kettle. A bell. A dressed-up Santa Clause or maybe just an apron-clad regular joe. We see them outside stores and on sidewalks throughout the holiday season. They’re so common that we even see them in movies, entering the city scene as the holiday protagonist walks downtown.


City-County Health District will be one of many health organizations taking part in the Great American Smokeout on November 21st. The American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November for more than 40 years. The event serves as a form of encoura…

The Shop Local for the Holidays sweepstakes is underway. Congratulations Cheryl Peterson, our week one winner!  Cheryl has won two $20 gift certificates, one for Central Avenue Pharmacy and one for Bong’s Bootery.


The Valley City High School Auditorium has been abuzz as the cast and crew of this fall’s musical, Annie, have been polishing their performance and getting ready to wow their audiences. The many weeks these 9-12 graders, at the direction of Melissa Kvilvang, have put into this musical will c…

The Barnes County Food Pantry is looking for donations for emergency food boxes and for the annual Christmas food box distribution. The demand for food boxes has been huge this year and donations have not kept up with the needs. Cash donations are needed to purchase food for the Christmas bo…

The Valley City Police Department Issued this press release on November 14, concerning an incident that occurred on Tuesday:

The Valley City Times-Record would like to introduce you, our readers, to our friend Clementine, an Elf on the Shelf and a close friend of Santa’s.


It’s been no secret this harvest season that farmers have been struggling to get their crops out of the field. A record-setting wet September was followed by 2+ feet of snow in early October, and the weather continues to pose challenges.

Barnes County Highway 22 at Hobart Lake will be opened today (11/14/2019) at approximately 10:00 AM. Speeds are reduced to 40 MPH.

One of the smallest residents of the North Pole will return this month. Clementine, our special Elf friend, has sent a letter to the Times-Record informing us she is on her way here, sent by Santa himself to our beautiful Valley City. You’ll soon find her helping local businesses all around town.


“Some stories in this world never get told or sold. Why? Because people at the top know if they allow us folks down below to tell them, we’d find out our power is greater than we’d ever dared hope or dream. All our love-without-limits stories fall into this category, which is why we must fig…


Saint Paul, MN – The Bush Foundation today awarded the 2019 Bush Prize for Community Innovation to five organizations with a track record of successful problem solving in their communities.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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…


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…

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