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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 »

City signs waste management extension and beer garden

Mayor Sandy Olin brought the City Council meeting to order at 7 p.m. Monday in the Betty Hagel Memorial Civic Center. After quickly settling the opening mower bid the council moved on to key issues including trash, a street dance and a liquor license.

Posted 8/08/12 (Wed) read more »

See you at the Fair!

Sounds, scents and eye-popping views will be aplenty this weekend at the Oliver County Fair in Center. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 years and free for children 5 and younger.

Posted 8/08/12 (Wed) read more »

CCC welcomes new members to board

It was light business and light lunch at a recent Coal Conversion Counties board of director meeting in Hazen.

Posted 7/25/12 (Wed) read more »

Cross Ranch Park makes an exquisite comeback

Last year at this time, much of the Cross Ranch State Park, located six miles southeast of Hensler, was underwater from the flooding Missouri River.

Posted 7/25/12 (Wed) read more »

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 »