VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Last week a familiar face of our community retired after serving Valley City Citizens for 36 years. Jeff Differding is entering the next chapter of his life having more time for family, fishing and hunting. Jeff, thank you for your passion, talents and expertise exhibited while mentoring fellow workers and improving our community. You will be missed and always remembered fondly.

*The COVID-19 Virus is still progressing. Governor Burgum promotes, “A light touch of government with a large dose of individual responsibility”. That said, if we are to improve our numbers, IT IS UP TO US! ** Wash your hands, social distance and “Mask up” when you can’t social distance. Everyone, “Work towards “Green”.

*Kudos to VCSU & VCPS students and staffs for the good job you have done to minimize affects of COVID-19 in your systems. I know many changes from the “old normal” were needed for the successes achieved to date. Thank you.

*Our State Legislators are working feverishly to minimize affects of revenue shortages from oil tax, gas tax, the unknown of the DAPL situation and other factors. It is a tough job so whether or not you voted for particular legislators, say “Thank you for your efforts”.

*Voting for our November 3rd general election is open. Please exercise your right to vote.