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County gravel heading to oil fields

The majority of Bakken Oil fields are located far to the west of Oliver County, but the affects of the boom have already arrived. Most noticeable is the heavier traffic, mainly trucks, traveling through the county and Center.

Posted 11/16/11 (Wed) read more »

Coal Conversion Counties share hopes and concerns

EPA control, a vote to eliminate property taxes and the growth of the oil industry were all major topics for discussion during the annual Coal Conversion Counties meeting Oct. 26 at Washburn’s Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

Posted 11/09/11 (Wed) read more »

Center speed limits changed

The Bakken Oil activity seems to be getting closer and closer to home. Already, Center is experiencing more traffic related to North Dakota’s oil boom. With the four new gravel pit permits approved in the county, city and county roads can expect an even greater increase of truck traffic. Those pits will be supplying some materials to the Bakken region, as well as local needs.

Posted 11/09/11 (Wed) read more »

Boy Scouts and fathering connect hand in hand

In 2003 Center resident Mark Schutt was diagnosed with life-threatening kidney failure. By all accounts, he was given a death sentence.

Posted 11/02/11 (Wed) read more »

Dickens Festival invites area communities to attend

You’re invited. That’s the message that the community of Garrison and the Dickens Village Festival want to share with the readers of the Center Republican.

Posted 11/02/11 (Wed) read more »

Class experiences a 1-room schoolhouse

It had been 54 years since the old Sunnyside School held class, but the one-room schoolhouse was full once again with a Sept. 27 visit from Center-Stanton teacher, Claudia Albers, and her sixth-grade class.

Posted 10/26/11 (Wed) read more »

Southwest Water shoots for spring

Despite soggy conditions that have persisted throughout 2011, Southwest Water Authority officials say they remain on track to have water flowing through the Southwest Pipeline Project and out customers’ faucets in Mercer and Oliver counties by early spring 2012.

Posted 10/26/11 (Wed) read more »

Remembering those babies who left us

White balloons floated into Beulah’s gray sky last Saturday in remembrance of babies lost to miscarriage or in infancy.

Posted 10/19/11 (Wed) read more »

Patrons donate $5,000 to Center-Stanton HS music department

You may have noticed the new Yamaha Clavinova keyboard if you attended the fall concert in the gymnasium of the Center-Stanton High School.

Posted 10/19/11 (Wed) read more »

Riverside Auction House closes

For the past 12 years, people in the area wanting something to do on a weekend could always find it in downtown Stanton at the Riverside Auction House.

Posted 10/12/11 (Wed) read more »