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No Child Left Behind: Schools don’t make the improved grade

The nearly decade old Bush-era No Child Left Behind program may be history, and area educators probably won’t be sorry to see it go.

Posted 8/17/11 (Wed) read more »

City, county joint policing agreement faces disagreement between 2 entities

It’s that time of year when government agencies begin to gather numbers for preparing 2012 budgets.

Posted 8/17/11 (Wed) read more »

Benefit nets $7K for flood victims

A benefit held in Center Saturday for flooded residents of Burlington brought in more than $7,000, with proceeds coming in from an auction, bake sale, barbecue supper and street dance.

Posted 8/10/11 (Wed) read more »

Council discusses city road repairs as near emergency

Among the variety of topics discussed at the Aug. 1 meeting of the Center City Council, road repairs and water damage carried the greatest degree of concern.

Posted 8/10/11 (Wed) read more »

Tillie’s tune, a girl’s dream

You may know Tillie (Landeis) Brown for her work as an award-winning Oliver County artist. As a 16-year member of the local artists’ guild, the Village Gallery, Brown was named this year’s honoree.

Posted 8/03/11 (Wed) read more »

School lunch and event tickets will cost more

One thing for sure is that everything will eventually cost more.

Posted 8/03/11 (Wed) read more »

Sie nannten es Churchtown

The beginnings of life on the Olivier County prairie tell a story that makes the heart ache for those brave ancestors who decided to make their home on this land.

Posted 7/27/11 (Wed) read more »

Just 1 small town helping another

In an act of giving, Peggy Bundy and Perry Wolf will host a fundraiser including a street dance, auction, barbecue supper and bake sale to benefit the people of Burlington who have suffered from the recent flood in June.

Posted 7/27/11 (Wed) read more »

Pick your delectable produce at a farmers market near you

Every Friday they set up shop in the Enerbase parking lot. They open the blue coolers and let the varieties of peppers, cucumbers and other produce peek out for the customers to pick and choose from the selection.

Posted 7/20/11 (Wed) read more »

Section line and water come between neighbors

It was standing room only at the July 7 Oliver County Commission meeting when several rural residents appeared to discuss a county water board issue.

Posted 7/20/11 (Wed) read more »