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A birthday party to remember

There weren’t 125 candles on Oliver County’s birthday cake, but the cool breeze would have helped blow the candles out.

Posted 8/18/10 (Wed) read more »

Leaking courthouse roof raining major problems on the inside

The Oliver County Commission is struggling for satisfaction on leaking roof problems, though the roof membrane, DuroLast, was installed in November 1996 and is under warranty for more than a year longer.

Posted 8/11/10 (Wed) read more »

Rancher takes time out to help with power pull

When the roar of 300 horsepower engines jolts the Oliver County Fairgrounds this weekend, rancher Matt Erhardt will be there just as he has been for the past 10 years.

Posted 8/11/10 (Wed) read more »

City Council looks to enforce junk vehicle ordinance now

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as the saying goes. The same can be said about vehicles some owners are reluctant to part with, even though others may consider them a nuisance in the community.

Posted 8/04/10 (Wed) read more »

Oliver County to celebrate 125 years during County fair

Oliver County’s 125th anniversary will be celebrated at the 20th Oliver County Fair with a short presentation at 1:30 p.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 14 at the Oliver County Fairgrounds in Center.

Posted 8/04/10 (Wed) read more »

Celebrate the 20th annual Oliver County Fair

The Oliver County Fair will get underway Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 12-15 at the Oliver County Fairgrounds celebrating not only the 20th anniversary of the fair, but also the 125th anniversary of Oliver County.

Posted 7/28/10 (Wed) read more »

Sanger, an Oliver County pioneer town

A small country cemetery stands on a grassy knoll just west of the Missouri River in northeast Oliver County. A warm summer breeze silently sways the branches of surrounding trees and bushes planted just 20 or so years ago.

Posted 7/28/10 (Wed) read more »

School board reorganizes chairman

The Center-Stanton School Board will be led by a new chairman for the 2010-2011 school term. Nathan Henke was elected unanimously by fellow board members Todd Buchmann, Cindy Berger and outgoing Chairman Rick Schmidt to fill the position.

Posted 7/21/10 (Wed) read more »

State auditors meet at Center

Center was the gathering place for 37 of the state’s 53 county auditors as the group gathered for the annual North Dakota County Auditors Convention July 14-15 at the Betty Hagel Memorial Civic Center in Center.

Posted 7/21/10 (Wed) read more »

Residential property values to see increase

Residential property values in the city of Center and Oliver County have been running 8 percent lower than the minimum now required by the North Dakota Tax Department.

Posted 7/14/10 (Wed) read more »