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Screen-free week in VC

April 20, 2012

Special to the Times-Record
Families--try the unthinkable—go screen free for an entire week! April 30-May 6 is Screen Free Week. The Young People’s Healthy Heart Program at Mercy Hospital is inviting any family who would like to go ‘screen free’ to call them at 845-6456 for more information and ideas.

Why go ‘screen free’? 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.

Blonde On The Prairie: You can be happy if you’ve a mind to

April 20, 2012

It doesn’t 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, “You can’t rollerskate in a buffalo herd.” It was written by a Mr. Roger Miller. I’m supposing that if there were ever a person deceased that I’d 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:

“You can’t rollerskate in a buffalo herd.
You can’t rollerskate in a buffalo herd.

Better weather ahead predicted

April 20, 2012

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 “pretty cloudy for a good chunk of the day” with overnight thunderstorms moving through around midnight.

“Most of the precipitation should move off by morning,” he said. “The rest of Saturday looks mainly dry with increasing cloud cover.”

Wire stolen from VC business

April 20, 2012

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 “less than $25,000, but it’s a lot.”

She added, “people who own copper wire have to be very careful.”
She said the business was broken into Tuesday evening.

“They covered the windows and even used our forklift” in order to steal the metal, Anderson said.

“They knew how to run the forklift,” Anderson said.

Future of City Park bandshell in question

April 20, 2012

Valley City’s 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.

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