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Move not for another year

Coal mining is continuing in Oliver County. It’s just moving in a different direction.

Posted 3/20/13 (Wed) read more »

Emergency planning put to the test

Center Stanton Public Schools put emergency planning to the test recently when circumstances indicated the need to “shelter in place.” Superintendent Curt Pierce noted that shelter in place is used when there is no imminent danger present, but to “be prepared, just in case.”

Posted 3/20/13 (Wed) read more »

Learning through immersion

It is an ever-growing melting pot. The United States is home to descendents of all countries around the world. They started coming to the United States back when boats were the only form of transportation across the oceans.

Posted 3/13/13 (Wed) read more »

DOT asks for signage, weed control from county

Road signs are meant to explain in the simplest terms. The red, octagon sign simply means “Stop.” The red and white triangle sign means “Yield.” Orange signs usually mean construction is coming up. A sign declaring whether a road is county or state property, will help out the drivers wanting to know who to call.

Posted 3/13/13 (Wed) read more »

Water projects get $31 million

A bill giving $31 million to rural water projects could help local residents get water faster.

Posted 3/06/13 (Wed) read more »

Volunteer Lennick Star of Life award

Leslie Lennick prefers to stay “under the radar.” That wasn’t possible earlier this month when she was presented with a Star of Life Award by the North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association during a ceremony at the state capitol. Lennick is a 25-year volunteer with the Oliver County Ambulance Service; she was one of eight honored statewide at this year’s Star of Life celebration.

Posted 3/06/13 (Wed) read more »

It’s quitting time

Retirement is not new to Basin Electric Power Cooperative, but rising numbers indicate it could lose 410 employs by the end of the decade.

Posted 2/27/13 (Wed) read more »

Paralympian Cross captivates CS students

Three-time Paralympian Aaron Cross was almost always in motion, but Center-Stanton students were so still during his presentation one could have heard a pin drop when Cross paused.

Posted 2/27/13 (Wed) read more »

‘Colter’s torment’

“What’s next, Colter?” Carolyn Woodruff asked her son a simple question that parents ask children after they finish a project. Colter Dallman wasn’t a child anymore but a grown man with a weight upon his shoulders that he could no longer carry. Carolyn asked her only son what was next on his life’s journey at Christmas time last year.

Posted 2/20/13 (Wed) read more »

Youth contribute to sheep futures

The “miracle of birth” may be the farthest from stock producers’ minds at the height of the spring birthing season, no matter what type of livestock is involved. Births occur during cold—and often miserably snowy, windy—weather, during all hours of the day and night. Stock must be monitored round-the-clock, as birthing complications undetected in the early stages may result in loss of the mother and/or offspring.

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