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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 »

How to light up the sky on the Fourth of July

Gone are the days of holding a glowing punk to the end of a fuse, then excitedly fleeing to a safe distance as a lone firework rockets into the sky. Or they’re gone for Stewart Merritt, Center, at least.

Posted 7/14/10 (Wed) read more »

Community Club honors deserving citizens

In the city of Center and Oliver County reside many good people who volunteer themselves and their time. These are people who go that extra mile to see that the community they care so much about continues to thrive and provide its citizens with the things that make life enjoyable.

Posted 7/07/10 (Wed) read more »

Not waiting around for a cure to appear

According to the American Cancer Society, one in five women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. The well-known statistic was just another useless fact for members of the Brown family until one of their own was affected.

Posted 6/23/10 (Wed) read more »

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 »