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‘Black Plant’ work underway

Once-per-decade work has begun at Dakota Gasification Company’s Great Plains Synfuels Plant that will seek to keep the facility up-to-date and running smooth.

Posted 6/19/13 (Wed) read more »

Rudningen ousts Schmidt for C-S school board spot

The people spoke at the polls June 4 for the Center-Stanton High School school board election, electing three people. Voters numbered 108 between the two polling locations in Center and Stanton.

Posted 6/12/13 (Wed) read more »

WBI Energy plans 400-mile stretch for natural gas in ND

A 400-mile pipeline that could help transport natural gas from the Oil Patch may pass through Oliver County’s backyard, officials said recently.

Posted 6/12/13 (Wed) read more »

Village Gallery to host 35th art show

The Village Gallery in Center will celebrate its 35th annual art show Friday and Saturday at the Betty Hagel Memorial Civic Center. The art show is held in conjunction with Oliver County Old Settlers Days.

Posted 6/05/13 (Wed) read more »

Adventure across the rolling prairie

It’s got four wheels, but can it outrun a Chevy? Probably not.

Posted 6/05/13 (Wed) read more »

Close bond remains for Hatzenbihler brothers

Like many farm children of their day, MJ and Ralph Hatzenbihler spent a lot of time together. The Hatzenbihler boys did chores together, rode horses to school together and generally kept themselves occupied.

Posted 5/29/13 (Wed) read more »

CSHS celebrates the Class of 2013

Center-Stanton High School honored the Class of 2013 at its graduation ceremony Sunday, May 26 in the high school gymnasium. The fourteen students receiving their diplomas were Valedictorian Beverly Gress, Salutatorian Whitney Rud, Lindsey Buchmann, Alexa Erhardt, Jordon Hoffman, Gage Massoli, Casey Merritt, Paige Mosbrucker, Matthew Newman, Nathan Paislee, BreAnna Schutt, Brenden Sweeney, Dakkota Talmo and Whitney Wiedrich. Gress earned highest honors with a 4.0 grade point average; honor students (3.25 GPA or above) were Mosbrucker, Newman, Paislee and Rud.

Posted 5/29/13 (Wed) read more »

Some things are worth waiting for, while others need a nudge

Wilbert Mosbrucker spent most of his life on the farm. “I was only off the farm for about six weeks, when I worked for an implement dealer,” he chuckles.

Posted 5/22/13 (Wed) read more »

Herding cats? City seeking alternative for trapped strays

Sheriff’s Deputy Kenny Rud appeared before the City Council May 13 to provide an update on the stray cat issue. Rud reported that people have been checking out the live traps, which are now available through the city offices. Several farmers have allowed people to release trapped cats on their properties.

Posted 5/22/13 (Wed) read more »

Activities expenses prompt lively discussion

Concern about fair and appropriate funding of travel costs for school activities prompted a lively discussion at Thursday’s Center-Stanton Public Schools board meeting. Music director Lacey Hanson attended the meeting to encourage support of all students who qualify for state events. Hanson’s concerns stemmed from inequalities in the current system that she feels need to be addressed.

Posted 5/15/13 (Wed) read more »