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Political picture starting to materialize in District 33

And the race is on, as District 33 Republican and Democrat candidates are stepping forward to receive or seek their respective parties’ endorsements in preparation for the 2010 elections.

Posted 3/03/10 (Wed) read more »

City increases tax exemption limit on all new buildings

In an effort to promote the construction of new homes and renovation of existing ones, the Center City Council approved a resolution to increase the current city property tax exemption at its monthly meeting March 1.

Posted 3/03/10 (Wed) read more »

In a constant need for back-up moms in DCSS

Mom and daughter step ever so slowly over the lightly snowed driveway. Mom knocks on the door and helps her 2-year-old angel over the doorstep by holding her hand, ever so tightly. The two exchange a kiss and hug before the little one waves bye-bye to Mom, who heads to work, knowing her daughter is in perfect hands.

Posted 2/24/10 (Wed) read more »

Pierce hired for CSHS superintendent job

“We believe we’ve chosen our best candidate for the job,” Rick Schmidt, Center-Stanton Public School Board President said upon the unanimous vote by the board to offer High School Principal/Athletic Director Curt Pierce the superintendent position.

Posted 2/24/10 (Wed) read more »

CSHS financial audit comes out OK

Settling the issue of when to hire a new superintendent, the Center-Stanton School Board decided they would determine this at a special meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18.

Posted 2/17/10 (Wed) read more »

Back on the job a year later

“It feels like I never left,” Center resident Trent Sack said summing up how he felt going back to work at BNI after being gone for a year and a day. He was injured in an explosion Jan. 11, 2009.

Posted 2/17/10 (Wed) read more »

Several county and city offices up for election this June

Thinking of running for public office? With the June Primary not that far away, now’s the time to pick up a petition for any of several public offices.

Posted 2/10/10 (Wed) read more »

Pro swimmer presents clinic to the Barracudas

When Kristen Henke found out she could get professional swimmer Matt Lowe to present a swim clinic in Center, she jumped at the chance.

Posted 2/10/10 (Wed) read more »

Finding good in the aftermath of ashes

Jan. 7 was cold and crisp with temperatures falling near the 40 below zero mark. Pepper Jensen was sleeping soundly in her country home on the old Bornemann dairy farm four miles northwest of Hannover when she was abruptly wakened around 4 a.m. by excited barking from her two house dogs, Poochy and Chilly.

Posted 2/03/10 (Wed) read more »

New wind project to blow green into Oliver County

Back when homesteaders were cutting their plows into rich North Dakota soil, blowing winds were often unwelcome as it meant lost crops and hard years.

Posted 2/03/10 (Wed) read more »