VIOLENCE... OUR KIDS... VIDEO GAMES If you have children or grand children, this is a must see 5 minute
video. A child will witness over 200,000 acts of violence in mass
Media before he or she turns 18. Research indicates that this same
media violence has a negative impact on natural brain development.
Stephanie Stracke is a ROCORI Student Councilor and a member of the
Project SERV staff, a special task force brought together following the
shootings at ROCORI in 2003. In this story Stephanie, who has her own
teenagers at home, talks about how the exposure to screen violence can
cause increased aggression, fear and desensitization to real life
The ROCORI Drumline began in 1976 and has been a member of the
Minnesota Percussion Association since the organization was formed in
1992. The 2005-6 Drumline has 28 members under the direction of
Percussion instructor Dick Rausch.
In this story you'll see the 2006 ROCORI Drumline performance of
"Through the Streets". You'll follow the group as it journeys through
the world of percussion, searching for a bit of color in life.
The "Land Of ROCORI" has a great tradition of producing great
baseball players. Our Cold Spring Springers have been to the State
Tournament 40 times over the past 81 years and have won it 7 times.
In a town with such a strong baseball tradition, it might not be surprising to find out that we have our own "Kirby Puckett Pl". This street sign is located on the corner of a home that houses a mini Kirby Puckett museum.
In this story you'll meet Ken who has collected over 2500 unique
Kirby Puckett baseball cards. From mugs to bobble-heads, Ken has most
of what has ever been produced representing the baseball career of Hall
of Fame Kirby Puckett.
Last week a group of Russian Building Products professionals made a
visit to Stonecrafters in Rockville. Vern and Kurt Salzl provided the
contingent with a tour of the fabricating facility, a trip to the Cold
Spring Granite pit and a visit to the new Rockville City Hall.
The ROCORI Jazz Choir is an elite combination of High School singers
who try out for the privilege to be a part of this special performing
group. Students are chosen both for their singing skills and voice
quality to match the total integrated sound of the group.
This story includes many great shots of people from around the
community who helped to plant the Rain Gardens over a two day period.
40-50 persons took part in the planting and did a fantastic job in the
80 degree plus scorching temperatures. There were smiles on everyone's
faces and the word fun could be heard floating through the group
throughout the day.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2007 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Marlin L. Wirtzfeld, age 76, who died suddenly on Sunday in McAllen, TX. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call after 4p.m. Thursday (TODAY) and from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Friday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. The Cold Spring Fire & Rescue Dept., Catholic Order of Foresters, Knights of Columbus and Cold Spring American Legion will pray at 7:30 p.m. followed by Parish Prayers at 8:30 p.m. Thurs. evening.
The River Lakes Stars varsity girls hockey team takes on the Fergus Falls Otters in a classic battle of the net. The Otters are first to get the puck in the net and have a early 1 goal lead. By the end of the first period Fergus Falls would score again and our River Lakes girls would be down by two goals. In the second period the Star's defense would step up and hold the Otters to a two goal lead. The Stars offense would have some great opportunities on the Otter's net but the puck never went in.
The River Lakes girls showed how great they can be. After trailing by 2 well into the 3rd period, the Stars would scrape their way back into the game and tie it just before the buzzer ended the period . You'll have to watch this story to see how things end up in overtime. You won't be disappointed.
In this story we'll see the ROCORI Middle School wrestlers compete at a tournament recently held in St. Cloud. We'll also see an interview with varsity coach Paul Court and his observations about the varsity season thus far.
When Christmas comes around each year we get to see some great performances by our local children. In this performance we see the Kindergarten through 3rd graders give their rendition of what happened during the days leading up to Christmas.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2006 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Michael A. Merten, age 77, who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Thursday and from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish prayers will be at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Richmond Fire & Rescue Department at 7:30 p.m. Thurs. evening.