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The 3rd annual Times-Record Halloween coloring contest kicked off in the middle of October, a challenge in which where children ages 4-10 were asked to show off their creative skills. Many talented youngsters colored the Halloween pumpkin image provided in the Times-Record on October 21st, a…

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Reaching the site of the nearly completed bridge, the railroad laborers noted a couple of strangers, surrounded by other workers, standing at the east end of the bridge over the Sheyenne. It seemed that the strangers were explaining something and all edged up to the group to find out what wa…

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Our Access for All program is designed to meet the needs of all students at Valley City Public Schools.  This program has partnered the VCPS Education Foundation and the Village Family Service Center to provide free services for students in our schools that need professional clinical counsel…

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Since 1947, the Marine Corps Reserve has been ensuring a bright Christmas for children in need by collecting and distributing toys through their Toys for Tots program. Toys for Tots provides gifts to children whose families have suffered recent tragedies, are struggling financially or are ex…

Effective immediately. Barnes County 7 will be closed approximately 3 miles south of ND Highway #9 for a culvert replacement.  No detour will be provided.  Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes.  This closure is expected to last 1 day.

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Halloween festivities might look a bit different this year, but there will be no shortage of fun (or candy!) for Valley City trick-or-treaters and their families. There are things happening that everyone can look forward to, old or young:

For nearly three decades the North Dakota Wheat Commission has celebrated National Pasta Month in October as a way to recognize the state’s dedicated durum producers and the associated durum milling and pasta manufacturing industries. To help celebrate Pasta Month, the Commission will be par…

Effective today (10/26/20)  Barnes County 19 will be closed approximately ½ mile North of North Dakota #26 for a culvert installation.No detour will be provided.  Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes. This closure is expected to last one to two days.

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A favorite, four-legged assistant is returning to Valley City High School’s library this month. Miko Lerud, a 6 year-old miniature schnauzer, will make his first appearance this semester on October 30th. He’s been visiting VCHS and greeting and comforting students for 2 years now as a regist…

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A 31 year old Valley City woman was traveling west bound in a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 on Interstate 94 near mile marker 278 on October 22nd at 9:15 a.m. when she attempted to overtake a NDDOT snowplow in the left lane. The female driver lost control and entered the median. Dodge Ram overturned c…

Phase II of the 5th Ave NW reconstruction has been suspended for winter. The roadway opened to residents as of Oct. 21. Permanent signage will be placed the week of Oct. 26 and the roadway will open to the public at that time. Temporary gravel surfacing will be placed on sidewalks that have …

Valley City Residents be careful. The roads are very icy and intersections slippery. Public works is in the process of getting some sand out right now. NDDOT urges motorists to prepare for winter weather and traffic impacts The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) would like to …

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month was established in October of 1981, evolving from a previous one-day dedication: the “Day of Unity”. Now, the month of October serves as a time in which advocates seek to connect victims of violence with resources, as well as mourning those lost, an…

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On 10/15/2020 at approximately 4:25 PM the Barnes County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a train vs. semi collision on the 3500 block of 120th Ave SE in rural Valley City, ND.   

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Yes – even in a pandemic, the VCHS 9th-12th grade band and choir students will be selling fresh fruit. It's the 6th year of this heart-healthy fundraiser that helps students earn individual funds to attend Heritage Festival, a high school music competition.

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Valley City Public Schools Superintendent Johnson sent out an email to student body parents and guardians October 19th in reference to VCPS Winter Plans.

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2020 Homecoming Royalty (l-r): Jared Eggermont, Anne Bjornson, Homecoming Queen Lexi Leroux, Homecoming King Frankie Coniglio, Jadyn Dieterle, Carson McGough.

On October 16th Valley City Superintendent Josh Johnson sent out an email to Valley City schools parents and guardians in regards to K-8 Virtual Learning Academy transitioning options to or from online classes, please see Mr. Johnson's letter below...

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Student Council Members (l-r starting from the top): Trevor Fetsch (Overall President), Dylan Hunt (Overall Vice President), Teagan Zaun (8th Grade President), Greta Goven (8th Grade Vice President), Parker Sather (7th Grade Secretary), Abby Shanenko (8th Grade Secretary), Georgia Zaun (Over…

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For individuals with busy lives, full days and little time, voting might feel like a hassle that can be put off just one more day. It’s a modus operandi for a lot of things that seem like they need planning and take lots of steps to complete—but voting doesn’t have to be one of them. Your vo…

Pink pom-poms and bows; pink socks and cleats on football fields; pink lights illuminating the brick facade of Fargo’s Sanford Hospital. As the country recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, America turns pink.

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When folks see Ed Talone stepping into a diner or walking trails along a roadway, they often get the wrong idea. 

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The Valley City High School Student Congress team started off their 2020 competitive season at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Mandan, ND. Student Congress is formal legislative debate in which students debate resolutions and bills that were written by students. Students research, write speech…

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Great Plains Food Bank (GPFB) is partnering with USDA on their new Farmers to Families Food Box Program (F2F) and will be Valley City on Tuesday, October 13th from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Epworth United Methodist Church parking lot, 680 8th Avenue SW, Valley City

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FARGO, ND – North Dakota producers need to be vigilant about keeping Palmer amaranth, a particular noxious weed, off their land, according to North Dakota State University Extension specialists.

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The 2020 Valley City Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will return for the latest round of friendly competition on October 13 and 14. For four years, the Valley City Police Department, Fire Department and Stoudt-Ross Ford have teamed up to make giving blood a bit more fun. They also put the f…

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On October 8th VCPS Superintendent Josh Johnson shared that Governor Burgum updated county risk levels this morning and Barnes County will remain in the "Yellow" risk level.  Our COVID-19 statistics used by the Governor's office in deciding county risk levels have improved from two weeks ago…

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Reverend Dan Faust plants a lot of squash—so much that the harvest is measured in semi-loads rather than wheelbarrows! 

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Urban Couture has long been a staple in Valley City’s hometown business circle. They’re always in the process of expanding their inventory to meet the needs of the community right here at home, housing selections of formal wear, denim, shirts, belts, shoes, jewelry and more in men’s and wome…

Effective: 8:00 AM Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 Barnes County 7 (103rd Ave SE) will be closed approximately ¾ of a mile north of the City of Leal for a culvert installation.  No detour will be provided and motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.  This closure is expected to last 1 …

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Out of an abundance of caution the US Army Corps of Engineers has closed the road through Mel Reiman Recreation area due to a failing culvert.  This is the road that runs through the camp ground and connects Barnes County 19 with Barnes County 17. Length of closure is unknown.  Motorists are…

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Fall is upon us.  Summer is ending. The public schools including institutions of higher education are open and operating after summer vacation. However, unlike previous years this end of summer and school openings are creating a new challenge not only for the students but for all of society.…

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Jerry Jarvis has owned the My Bar building on Valley City’s Main Street since he was 25 years old. The building, formerly the Miller Bakery, has been a bar for a total of 42 years.

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October 5th morning Josh Johnson, VCPS Superintendent, shared that a student at Jefferson Elementary was hit by a vehicle on Central Avenue as he was crossing the road.  The student was transported to Mercy Hospital for evaluation and precautionary reasons.

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LOCATION CHANGE! FREE COVID-19 TESTING:Monday, October 5th from 4:00-5:00pm @ the North Dakota Winter Show..The event is free and open to the public & first-come, first-served. No insurance is processed and there is no cost for the test..Please attempt to pre-register at testreg.nd.gov …

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The evening of October 1st Superintendent Josh Johnson sent out the following two emails in regards to changes in health guidelines and how they will affect Valley City schools...

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