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January 15th, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination, and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch.

National Radon Action Month: Prevent Lung Cancer, Spread Awareness

January 15, 2015

Radon, according the the North Dakota Department of Health, is the second leading cause of lung cancer and Barnes County, along with all of North Dakota, is in a zone with high average naturally-occuring radon levels. More in Thursday's Times-Record.

Throwback Thursday: Wimbledon Boys Win 1966 BC Tourney

January 15, 2015

The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week on Thursdays submitted by our readers.

Jean Schlegel of rural Valley City submitted this photograph from the 1966 Barnes County Basketball Tournament.

Shown is the Wimbledon boys basketball team, which won the 1966 tournament. Back row, (left to right) Rich Ackerman, Gerald Roaldson, Pat Schlecht, Coach Alex Schlegel, Larry Astrup, Tom Jelberg, Russel Schlecht; front row, (left to right) Jim Brown, Tom Brown, Charle Brady, Harlan Bultema, Tom Decker, Edward Kuhlman.

Maple Valley Voters Decline New School

January 15, 2015

Voters in the Maple Valley School District narrowly declined a $10 million bond issue to build a new school and remodel an existing one in Tower City. More in Thursday's Times-Record.

January 14th

BC Buying 3 Vehicles

January 14, 2015

The Barnes County Weed Board will get two new trucks, and Barnes County Social Services an almost new van to replace worn vehicles that were being used. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Optimists Recognize Steve Nielson

January 14, 2015

Valley City's Steve Nielson has been named Optimist of the Year by the Valley City Optimist Club for “his dedicated service to the organization,” said Sue Carlsrud on Monday. More in Wednesday's issue of the Times-Record.

Super Sub Sandwich: United Way to Make Sandwich for Fundraiser

January 14, 2015

Barnes County's United Way volunteers are planning to make a gigantic submarine sandwich to sell next week to raise funds for local organizations. More in Wednesday's Times-Record.

January 13th

Rodney Atkins to Headline Winter Show

January 13, 2015

Country singer Rodney Atkins will headline the North Dakota Winter Show concert this year. The "Take a Back Road" singer will take the stage at 8:30 p.m., and Fargo-based rock-country group 32 Below will open the show at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6.

Atkins, an east Tennessee native, is known for hits, "If You're Going Through Hell," "Watching You" and "Farmer's Daughter."

More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

Faith Lutheran; One Step Closer to Rebuilding

January 13, 2015

Faith Lutheran Church will open bids for construction of a new church Wednesday.

The new building, which will replace the church building that was destroyed by an arson fire in Oct. 2013, will be a modern structure on one level, according to Faith Lutheran Church's building committee chairman Keth Hovland.

More in Tuesday's Times-Record.

BCHS Hosts Thursday Lecture

January 13, 2015

The Barnes County Historical Society will host a lecture, “Gettysburg; A Lesson in Leadership,” by Rod Olson and Chris Iverson 7 p.m. Thursday at The Barnes County Historical Society Museum. More in Tuesday's issue of the Times-Record.

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