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Groundbreaking held for wind energy

Editor’s note: The following includes information from a Minnesota Power news release. It’s wind that ruined the day – and it will be wind that will save the day.

Posted 6/23/10 (Wed) read more »

Can you hear me right now?

Straining in the back, ears sticking out as wide as they possibly can go is not something a person enjoys doing. Yet scores of people sometimes had to perform this act in order to hear clearly at the Betty Hagel Memorial Center.

Posted 6/16/10 (Wed) read more »

Schaff earns 3-peat derby title

The 2010 demolition derby during Old Settlers Days in Center almost didn’t happen.

Posted 6/16/10 (Wed) read more »

Must have been love at first sight

When it comes to having ties to early day homesteaders, Tony and Sis Friesz have it solidly on all four sides of their heritage.

Posted 6/09/10 (Wed) read more »

Her father’s helper toiling the soil

Harriet Meyhoff was born in Center and lived there most of her years until this past winter. But at one time she probably knew as much about early day farming as many men.

Posted 6/09/10 (Wed) read more »

Old Settlers Days to celebrate 105 years

Looking for something to kickoff your summer days? Then make Center your destination June 11-13 and take in the 105th annual Old Settlers Days Celebration with the folks of Oliver County.

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »

Homesteader children loving life and the earth

When Burt and Bernice Bornemann heard they were being honored among Oliver County’s 2010 Old Settlers Day honorees, their first thoughts were of wonder.

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »

Meet the June primary candidates

With the June primary just 13 days away, it’s time for Oliver County and Center voters to familiarize themselves with the candidates seeking one of 15 elected offices.

Posted 5/26/10 (Wed) read more »

Center-Stanton graduates

Twenty-one Center-Stanton High School seniors bid farewell to their first 12 formal years of education Sunday afternoon during commencement exercises at the school gymnasium in Center. A full crowd of family friends and well-wishers filled the gym with Wildcat pride.

Posted 5/26/10 (Wed) read more »

Honorary Old Settler enjoys sewing for family

Sometimes she works on a quilt for weeks, sometimes not so long. Whatever time it takes her, Ellen Lange enjoys sewing quilts for her family.

Posted 5/19/10 (Wed) read more »