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P&Z recommends against permit

The Oliver County Planning and Zoning Board had some lengthy discussion Nov. 29 with landowner Henry Maertens and among themselves. The board voted to recommend that the County Commission deny a conditional use permit to Maertens for residences on his property at the intersection of Highway 25 and Highway 31, east of and adjacent to The Blind Pig. The recommendation was based on zoning violations and health issues. Members present were Chairman Dan Bueligan, Mary Wahlman, John Smith, John Wicklund, Daren Klingenstein and Deborah Starck.

Posted 12/05/12 (Wed) read more »

Turning children into fish

Splashes, giggles and a whistle are heard three times a week at the Center Community Pool. Children are practicing their starts, their strokes and improving their times as members of the Barracuda Swim Team, a Center club sport.

Posted 11/28/12 (Wed) read more »

State overpays $31,333 in coal severance Funds

Several political subdivisions were overpaid more than $31,000 in coal severance shortfall funds, and the state Treasurer’s office will suspended those distributions until the issue is corrected, Center-Stanton Public School officials said Nov. 14 at the monthly school board meeting.

Posted 11/20/12 (Tue) read more »

Wilkens, Berger new reps for Oliver County

The votes were tallied late Nov. 6 resulting in two new county commissioners seated in Oliver County.

Posted 11/20/12 (Tue) read more »

Permit denied for N.D. Health Dept. reasons

Some residents in Hannover got what they wanted when the Oliver County Commission denied a conditional use permit that would allow multiple mobile homes on one lot.

Posted 11/14/12 (Wed) read more »

Local hospice patient visits farm 1 more time

A trip to a great-niece’s farm south of Beulah was the ultimate sentimental journey for a resident of Knife River Care Center now under hospice care.

Posted 11/14/12 (Wed) read more »

Wildcat volleyball over but successful seen as a whole

Sometimes things don’t work out perfectly. The Center-Stanton Wildcats made it their season goal to advance from the District 10 tournament to the Region 5 tournament at the end of the season. The Wildcats finished the regular season fifth in the District 10 standings and had to play fourth seeded Washburn in the first round of the district tourney.

Posted 11/07/12 (Wed) read more »

2 generations collide

It isn’t often when the oldest members of a group meet the newest during a meeting, let alone to have them in the same family. That’s what made the District No. 7 American Legion and Auxiliary so special on Sept. 27.

Posted 11/07/12 (Wed) read more »

Bonding countries for a lifetime

As babies grow older and change their habits from the adorable child who wants a bedtime story every night to the teenager staying out late and listening to loud music, the parents sometimes change their habits too.

Posted 10/31/12 (Wed) read more »

County commissioners battle to represent

Oliver County residents will see two new commissioners on the county board in December. General Election is Nov. 6 and there are four names on the Oliver County ballot for County Commissioner. Replacing District 1 commissioner Dwaine Helmers will be either Keith Oestreich or Blake Wilkens. Replacing District 3 commissioner Kent Albers will be either Wm Bruce Van Oosting or Darrell Berger.

Posted 10/31/12 (Wed) read more »