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April 24th, 2012

Valley City School Board mulls Measure 2

April 24, 2012

Four Valley City School Board members, the superintendent, four presenters and several audience members were on hand Monday night at a special school board meeting to discuss Measure 2, which will be on the ballot this fall.

Student heads up VC’s Earth Day Festival

April 24, 2012

Music? Check. Vendors? Check. Awesome location? Check.

As first-time festival organizers go, Diana Forsberg is moving toward a success with the first Annual VCSU Earth Day Festival kicking off at Medicine Wheel Park Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Forsberg, a Fisheries and Wildlife major who began classes at VCSU last summer, has been planning the event from the ground up since February.

April 23rd

Does wine have health benefits?

April 23, 2012

In earlier times, wine was used as a beverage and also as a medicine for a variety of ailments.

A couple of years ago, my husband and I decided to learn how to make wine at home using the apples from the tree in our backyard. Soon we had a chemistry experiment going on in our basement.

Whenever we went downstairs, we could smell the distinctive aroma of fermentation as the sugar was converted to alcohol.

Our first attempt at wine did not result in a vinegar-flavored concoction, so that was good.

Banquet honors medical volunteers

April 23, 2012

Several dozen turned out for the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea Banquet at the Sheyenne Care Center on Thursday.

The annual event sponsored by the Mercy Healthcare Foundation, Faith in Action of Mercy Hospital and the Sheyenne Care Center honors the valiant efforts, both big and small, of the many healthcare volunteers in the area who work hard just to make another’s life a little better.

“There is no greater gift that anyone can give, than to give of your life and your time,” said Mercy Hospital Director Keith Heuser who spoke briefly to the banquet crowd.

On the Move 2012: Effort proving a runaway success

April 23, 2012

Time to stop and take a deep breath. On the Move 2012 wrapped up on April 15 after three and a half months of encouraging diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle decisions among residents in Barnes County, and organizers report the program has had its biggest year to date.

“I’d say it was a huge success. We had the largest membership we’ve ever had,” said Andrea Winter of the Young People’s Healthy Heart Program, an On the Move Partner.

April 20th

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.

Jesse Johnson, Jake Miller and Ben Baasch got the call. All three Valley City Legion Post 60 aces...
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