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What if it exploded?

How would Dakota Gasification Company and Mercer County emergency staff react if part of the Great Plains Synfuels Plant exploded?

Posted 5/15/13 (Wed) read more »

Salad luncheon draws a crowd

The United Methodist Women’s 30th Annual Salad Luncheon and Quilt Show and Sale April 24 drew a steady stream of people to the Betty Hagel Community Center. Guests were greeted with nostalgic displays of vintage cooking, canning, quilting and kitchen items, along with some catalogs and other reading material. Spare aprons were on hand for those who hadn’t brought their own and were willing to join in on the theme.

Posted 5/08/13 (Wed) read more »

Art show featured memorial for Daub

The Hazen Art & Craft Association recently honored former member Gladys Jahner Daub with a memorial display at the 45th annual Hazen Art Show.

Posted 5/08/13 (Wed) read more »

Republican brings in 22 wins convention

The Center Republican received a variety of news, photograph and advertising awards last weekend during the annual North Dakota Newspaper Association convention. This year’s convention was a first of its kind since it was held jointly with the South Dakota Newspaper Association in Rapid City, S.D. A variety of weekly and daily newspapers were represented at the convention.

Posted 5/01/13 (Wed) read more »

Ladies Ag Night a mix of orchards and paradise

Palm fronds, grass skirts and flower leis helped create a tropical paradise for those attending the Oliver Soil Conservation Service’s annual Ladies Ag Night event. More than 100 people came to enjoy a Hawaiian-themed feast and learn which trees and plants will survive during typical North Dakota winters.

Posted 5/01/13 (Wed) read more »

Conservation characters teach lessons with laughs

Pete Bogg, Darin Ewe and Sam Ting delivered conservation lessons that felt more like fun Monday at Center-Stanton High School. Bogg, Ewe and Ting are characters developed by Tom Gibson, a conservation educator from Bottineau.

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed) read more »

Benjamin, Hintz qualify for state speech meet on Saturday

A number of Center-Stanton High School students placed at the Region 7 Speech Competition April 12 in Washburn. Juniors Carly Benjamin and Tristina Hintz placed third in humorous duo; Tristina Hintz also placed sixth in storytelling; and freshman Tabitha Reichenberg placed seventh in serious interpretation. CSHS sophomore Bobbi Berg, eighth-grader Garrett Mosbrucker and seventh-grader Abby Hintz also participated in the event, where the team competed against students from Flasher, Garrison-Max, Hazen, Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock, New Salem-Almont, Shiloh Christian, Underwood and Washburn high schools.

Posted 4/24/13 (Wed) read more »

Sunday blizzard closes schools and businesses across the state

Activity ground to a halt in Oliver County April 14 as snow and wind combined to create blizzard conditions. The storm dropped record snowfall in the Bismarck area and caused almost complete closure of Interstate 94 from Montana to Minnesota and U.S. Highway 83 from Bismarck to North Dakota Highway 1806. U.S. Highway 2 and all state highways to its south were “no travel advised” by the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

Posted 4/17/13 (Wed) read more »

Breathalyzers to ensure safe prom for CSHS students and their guests

Center-Stanton High School Principal Tracy Peterson and Center-Stanton Public Schools superintendent Curt Pierce will work with Oliver County Sheriff’s deputies to see that every student entering this year’s prom is tested with a breathalyzer.

Posted 4/17/13 (Wed) read more »

Line break causes water shut-off at Center-Stanton high school

A water service line break April 4 required the cold water supply at Center-Stanton High School to be shut off for about 24 hours. Service lines are the pipes that connect the city’s water main to the customer’s home, business or other structure.

Posted 4/10/13 (Wed) read more »