January 19th, 2015
The Barnes County Historical Society has grown and changed much since it was formally started 39 years ago. More in Monday's issue of the Times-Record.
Co-founder of Triumph, Inc., Ann Ede, visited Valley City Thursday for an open house, giving community members an opportunity to learn more about the company that helps provide people with any disability an opportunity to participate in the workforce of their communities through job placement and job coaching.
More in Monday's Times-Record.
Esley Thorton, the grandson of Valley City's James and Merilyn Smith, helped seal the North Dakota State University Bison's successful drive to its fourth consecutive Division I FCS Championship with an interception Saturday in Frisco, Texas, said his uncle, Leighton Smith.
Leighton, also a Valley City resident, has three daughters from Valley City.
Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Technical Center IT Teacher Frank Egan's students have spent the past three years building computer systems for veterans to use at the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon. That, coupled with Egan's involvement with the Troops to Teachers program over the past 15 years, earned Egan the North Dakota Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year Award for grades 9-12.
More in Friday's Times-Record.
Beginning Monday, churches all over the world, including churches in Valley City, will observe a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.