Archive - Apr 20, 2012 - News Article
Special to the Times-Record
Families--try the unthinkableâgo screen free for an entire week! April 30-May 6 is Screen Free Week. The Young Peopleâs Healthy Heart Program at Mercy Hospital is inviting any family who would like to go âscreen freeâ to call them at 845-6456 for more information and ideas.
Why go âscreen freeâ? The facts are amazing. Students ages 8-18 spend 7 hours each day in front of a screen:
* an average of 4.5 hours watching TV,
*1.5 hours using computers (outside of homework),
*over one hour playing video games.
It doesnât take much to get me to wondering. In this case all it took was a song I heard on an AM radio station. Speaking of heard: The name of the song was, âYou canât rollerskate in a buffalo herd.â It was written by a Mr. Roger Miller. Iâm supposing that if there were ever a person deceased that Iâd have liked to have met before they arrived it would have been him. Some of you may know the song and I invite you to hum along as I share a bit of it with you. Here goes:
âYou canât rollerskate in a buffalo herd.
You canât rollerskate in a buffalo herd.
Temperatures this weekend may be on the cooler side than what people would prefer, but following a strong chance of rain in the area tonight and a cloudy weekend, temps are predicted to be in the upper 60s and 70s next week.
National Weather Service meteorologist Peter Rogers said today would be âpretty cloudy for a good chunk of the dayâ with overnight thunderstorms moving through around midnight.
âMost of the precipitation should move off by morning,â he said. âThe rest of Saturday looks mainly dry with increasing cloud cover.â
A large amount of copper wire was stolen from Hi-Line Electric Tuesday evening, said Amy Anderson, wife of Brad Anderson, who owns the business with Chad Zaun.
Thursday Anderson said the copper wire was valued at âless than $25,000, but itâs a lot.â
She added, âpeople who own copper wire have to be very careful.â
She said the business was broken into Tuesday evening.
âThey covered the windows and even used our forkliftâ in order to steal the metal, Anderson said.
âThey knew how to run the forklift,â Anderson said.
Valley Cityâs City Park bandshell has sat unused since 2008, and is now facing an uncertain future. A recent assessment by city engineers Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson put the estimated cost for repairing the 80-year-old building at a quarter of a million dollars, and the hefty price tag has the Valley City Park District wondering if the historic structure can or should be salvaged.