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New water, budget cuts and compromise for City Council

The Center City Council had many topics on the table when they met July 9.

Posted 7/18/12 (Wed) read more »

Corn, wheat and the march of the weevils

There is no doubt that the past few years have not been easy for Oliver County farmers. However, this year’s harvest seems to be shaping up nicely.

Posted 7/18/12 (Wed) read more »

JP/L wins at McQuades tourney

The odds weren’t in favor of Jimmy’s Pizza/Longshots on the first day of the McQuades Softball Tournament. A bird pooped on one player and another player broke her nose during the team’s first game. JPL battled through poop and injuries to capture the McQuades Rec three division title.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Temporary liquor license problem close to solution

One of the hottest topics discussed at the July 6 County Commission meeting were two pending temporary liquor licenses. The commission expressed some concern as to allow the catering of these services from businesses located outside the county. Their chief concern was extensive catering might harm some of the small business in the community. Commissioners also expressed understanding however, that individuals had a right to choose whom they give their business. The conversation then turned to compromises.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Cattle shot and killed in SE Oliver County

Nine dead animals were found in the evening of July 4 in the pastures of two Oliver County ranchers.

Posted 7/11/12 (Wed) read more »

Christmann opts to campaign

Following an announcement recently that District 33 Sen. Randel Christmann, Hazen, could be appointed to the North Dakota Public Service Commission due to a change in the North Dakota Constitution, Christmann announced he would rather seek election to the vacant seat in November.

Posted 7/03/12 (Tue) read more »

Chippin’ some flint at KRIV

There were no Wal-Marts in the 1700s, Marv Bechler pointed out, as he chipped away at a jagged chunk of Knife River flint.

Posted 7/03/12 (Tue) read more »

West River Telecom details successful year

The words of former West River Telecom manager Dale Albers 40 years ago still ring true today for WRT: “We’re optimistic as heck.”

Posted 6/27/12 (Wed) read more »

Stepping stones to a novel

You never know where life’s journey will take you. For Oliver County native Patrick Cleveland, his journey led him on a road filled with a variety of experiences that would one day help him fulfill a youthful dream of becoming a novelist.

Posted 6/27/12 (Wed) read more »

Once honorable, always honorable

Retired Mayor Richard Zarr took a seat in a chair familiar to him, at a table where years of conversations were held with a multitude of community leaders and citizens. The gavel was absent and the gallery empty. In a few hours, a new mayor would be appointed. The Zarr’s reign had come to a conclusion.

Posted 6/20/12 (Wed) read more »