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West River Telecom details successful year

The words of former West River Telecom manager Dale Albers 40 years ago still ring true today for WRT: “We’re optimistic as heck.”

Posted 6/27/12 (Wed) read more »

Stepping stones to a novel

You never know where life’s journey will take you. For Oliver County native Patrick Cleveland, his journey led him on a road filled with a variety of experiences that would one day help him fulfill a youthful dream of becoming a novelist.

Posted 6/27/12 (Wed) read more »

Once honorable, always honorable

Retired Mayor Richard Zarr took a seat in a chair familiar to him, at a table where years of conversations were held with a multitude of community leaders and citizens. The gavel was absent and the gallery empty. In a few hours, a new mayor would be appointed. The Zarr’s reign had come to a conclusion.

Posted 6/20/12 (Wed) read more »

School board members focus on change and needed improvements

Tanned board members contributed to the feeling of summer June 13 at the Center-Stanton School Board meeting. Even though school is out for the students and the feeling at the meeting was more relaxed, a good deal of business was covered.

Posted 6/20/12 (Wed) read more »

Farming is the way of life

The roadway entering into the Schwalbe homestead dips gently down, delivering visitors into a quaint, efficient farmyard. Trees surround the area, while a cool breeze can be felt coming off a nearby creek. Flagstones pave the way through the grass up to Gertrude Schwalbe’s house.

Posted 6/13/12 (Wed) read more »

Property owner argues health and safety concerns, given 1 more month

Brad Dahl appeared at the Center City Council meeting June 4, as was requested of him during the May meeting. Dahl’s property located in the city’s industrial lot has been a health and safety concern since October 2011. According to a report from Custer County Health, the building was to be closed in order to not allow access by rodents or other vermin. In order to further remedy the public heath nuisance occurring on the property, the piles of miscellaneous junk that could provide harborage for rodents, vermin or any other source for public filth or disease were to be removed.

Posted 6/06/12 (Wed) read more »

Hintz, Old Settlers honoree and popular artist

any of Elvira (Letzring) Hintz’s most cherished life events are recorded in art.

Posted 6/06/12 (Wed) read more »

Family means the most to Steffensons

Oliver County roots run deep for the Richard and Shirley Steffenson family. Richard’s family homestead was settled in the 1890s near the old Price store along the railroad tracks and the Missouri River.

Posted 5/30/12 (Wed) read more »

High School days are over

Seniors at Center-Stanton High School became graduates at the commencement ceremony May 27 at the C-S gymnasium.

Posted 5/30/12 (Wed) read more »

They’re just an ocean away

Culture shock isn’t always a welcoming experience but there are some individuals who anticipate it. Two young women, not even old enough to vote, left their homes for almost an entire year to get the American experience. It was one they will not forget.

Posted 5/23/12 (Wed) read more »