Heidi Harris
News Editor

Tuesday, June 14
Barnes County voters have the chance to vote in the primary election until 7 p.m. at the Barnes County Courthouse.

A flag burning ceremony will be held at the American Legion Post in Valley City at 6 p.m. The auxiliary will have their quilt raffle drawing after the ceremony with coffee, lemonade and goodies.

Wednesday, June 15
Music at the Courthouse, featuring Kathie Brekke & the 42nd Street Jazz Band of Fargo/Moorhead, will be held at 7:15 p.m. on the Barnes County Courthouse Lawn in Valley City. MarketPlace Foods will be providing a picnic supper starting at 6:45 p.m. A free-will offering is taken each night to support the continued work on the bandshell. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Valley City High School Auditorium or listen to KOVC or check the Parks and Rec website,, for details.

Thursday, June 16
A Downtown Party to kick off the weekend will be held on Central Avenue in Valley City from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Events include store sales, food, music, games and more.

Friday, June 17
Oriska All School Reunion will be held at the Valley City Eagles Club. Registration is at 4:30 p.m. and supper is at 6 p.m. followed by a dance.

Barnes County Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday on the Barnes County Courthouse Lawn. Activities will begin with a free will donation lunch provided by Valley Meat from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Courthouse Lawn. The Survivor's Reception will take place at 5 p.m. in the Hi-Liners Activities Center (HAC) Lobby. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. on the Courthouse Lawn with Helen Sand giving the survivor's speech. For more information contact Stacie Garland at (919) 413-3450 or Tammi Tibke (701) 480-2950.

Woodland Steakhouse Bar and Grill, 3475 Woodland Park Road, Valley City, presents “The Roosters” band for an outdoor concert. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m.

Barnes County Sheriff’s Deputies Program Secret Santa BBQ Beef Sandwich Supper will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the Valley City VFW Club. All proceeds will go to the Barnes County Deputies Secret Santa Program to assist individuals and families year round with hardships in Barnes County.

Viking 18-hole Scramble Golf Tournament will be held at the Valley City Town & Country Club and Bjornson Park Golf Course. Registration is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Country Club, and a 10 a.m. shotgun start will tee off the golfers on both courses. Registration can be completed online at or by calling (701) 845-7203. A limited number of carts are available for reservation. Call or email Jeremy Wiebe to reserve a cart:

Valley City High School All 80s Reunion will be held. For schedule info or to register visit

Saturday, June 18
Rally in the Valley will be held all day in Valley City. Events include a parade, car show, kids games and activities, arts and crafts show, food vendors, beauty pageant, street dance and much more. For a full schedule of events visit the Chamber's website,

A reception to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Historic 1916 Buffalo High School will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. in Buffalo, N.D.

Valley City High School All 80s Reunion will be held. For schedule info or to register visit

Sunday, June 19
The Dakota Riders Hill Climb will be held at 10 a.m.