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Dance program remains in swing at C-S public school

Nicole Albers has been coaching competitive dance at the Center-Stanton Public School for eight years. As the school’s population has fluctuated, so has her dance team. Last season she started with five girls and went down to three but didn’t compete at state. So she and her team were concerned when the school board meeting’s agenda seemed to indicate that the club might be cut.

Posted 9/19/12 (Wed) read more »

County brims with money issues

The Oliver County Commission was feeling rather generous at its meeting Friday. The three commissioners agreed to give money to a local nonprofit group courtesy of leftover funds from a NextEra donation.

Posted 9/12/12 (Wed) read more »

Budget approved, County to take over Center police duties

Center City Council approved the 2013 budget last week, which included an $88,800 contract to have Oliver County take over local police duties. The county will provide Center with a police car and any needed equipment, while Sheriff Dave Hilliard takes responsibility. The Center Police phone line will then be disconnected.

Posted 9/12/12 (Wed) read more »

Taking on the role of second parent

Taking on the role of second parent

Posted 9/05/12 (Wed) read more »

No longer taking the call

22-year service member leaves OCAS

Posted 9/05/12 (Wed) read more »

Center graduate is ‘Karibou’ in Kenya

Traveling more than 8,000 miles with a group of 10 unfamiliar people to a foreign country might sound scary to most, but a Center High School graduate made the trek and is more than happy with his overall experience.

Posted 8/29/12 (Wed) read more »

A ‘states-first’ approach on coal ash

BEULAH -- The state’s Republican senator said he wants to keep coal ash regulation out of the federal government’s hands.

Posted 8/22/12 (Wed) read more »

174 days left of school

New shoes were laced up, sparkly jeans were slipped on and stiff backpacks were slipped over the shoulders of bright young students Tuesday at the Center-Stanton Public Schools. The first day of school is passed with few complications.

Posted 8/22/12 (Wed) read more »

No one goes away hungry

Oliver-Mercer County chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Central Dakota Associates will host its second annual “Come Hungry to Feed the Hungry” picnic from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Beulah Riverside Park.

Posted 8/15/12 (Wed) read more »

Center Chief of Police Schmitz leaving the crew in blue

He started life driving in pickups, combines and tractors. But his path eventually led him behind the wheel of a police car.

Posted 8/15/12 (Wed) read more »