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Property assessments draw crowd to city tax meeting

Seeing the benefits of tax dollars at work was the farthest thing from people’s minds during the recent City of Center tax equalization meeting.

Posted 4/20/16 (Wed) read more »

Building permit concerns challenge commissioners

Has a building and/or conditional use permit been issued? Is the permit correct, and is the building being constructed accordingly?

Posted 4/13/16 (Wed) read more »

OC was ‘the place to be’ for Ladies Ag Night

Annie White Carlson and Oliver Wendell Douglas each had a dream – to make a living raising their own food on their own land.

Posted 4/06/16 (Wed) read more »

C-S sends Science Olympians to State

What do you call a competition that pits contestants’ knowledge, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, and ability to function under pressure against a ticking clock?

Posted 4/06/16 (Wed) read more »

Annual Easter Egg Hunt full of ‘egg-citement’

Chilly temps didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the children gathered on the courthouse lawn for the annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Oliver County Ambulance Association and sponsored by the Center Community Club.

Posted 3/30/16 (Wed) read more »

4-H archers benefit from NextEra windfall

A chance meeting in the Oliver County courthouse led to a generous $5,000 donation by NextEra to the new 4-H Shooting Sports archery program.

Posted 3/30/16 (Wed) read more »

CSPS board tackles ‘the elephant’

On the surface, the large – for a district the size of Center-Stanton Public Schools – number of open enrollment requests were not cause for concern.

Posted 3/23/16 (Wed) read more »

School board tackles full plate at March meeting

In addition to discussing open enrollment (see associated story, “CSPS board tackles ‘the elephant,’ above right), the Center-Stanton School Board had a full plate during its regular monthly meeting.

Posted 3/23/16 (Wed) read more »

Behind the scenes of the sirens and flashing lights

When the tones sound, the call could be anything from an allergic reaction to a vehicle rollover.

Posted 3/16/16 (Wed) read more »

Hazel Miner addition flood zone issues nearing FEMA resolution

Ongoing concerns about flood insurance impacting lot sales in the Hazel Miner Addition may finally be nearing an end.

Posted 3/09/16 (Wed) read more »