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City to raise utility rates

Water, sewer and garbage collection rates for the city of Center will go up Jan. 1. At the monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 7, City Council members approved monthly increases of $1 for garbage collection, $2 for sewer service and $10 for the base water rate.

Posted 12/09/09 (Wed) read more »

BNI Coal recognized for county conservation efforts

Just driving by this land, no one would suspect a few years ago a dragline was digging an enormous hole there while other mining equipment was extracting thousands of tons of lignite. Today this expanse of land has been restored so well that because of reclamation efforts completed by BNI Coal, Ltd., the company was presented the 2009 Conservation Achievement Award by the Oliver Soil Conservation District Board.

Posted 12/02/09 (Wed) read more »

BNI Coal recognized for county conservation efforts

Just driving by this land, no one would suspect a few years ago a dragline was digging an enormous hole there while other mining equipment was extracting thousands of tons of lignite. Today this expanse of land has been restored so well that because of reclamation efforts completed by BNI Coal, Ltd., the company was presented the 2009 Conservation Achievement Award by the Oliver Soil Conservation District Board.

Posted 12/02/09 (Wed) read more »

C-S School District reports Hazen for enrollment violation

The Center-Stanton Public School District has reported the Hazen School District to the state superintendent of public instruction for unlawfully enrolling a student from the C-S district.

Posted 11/24/09 (Tue) read more »

CSHS FFA attends National FFA Convention

The Center-Stanton High School FFA, led by adviser Duane Schmidt, attended the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Over seven days, from Oct. 18-25, the FFA chapter traveled, observed and learned.

Posted 11/24/09 (Tue) read more »

One-Act play finishes in 1st

The cast of drama students of Center-Stanton High School took home the regional championship on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Regional One-Act Play Festival held in Hazen. They performed “After Hours” by Kevin Stone by special arrangement with Pioneer Publishing, Inc., Englewood, Colo.

Posted 11/18/09 (Wed) read more »

Lyson announces retirement in spring

Center-Stanton Public School District Superintendent of Schools Royal Lyson has decided to retire. He offered a formal letter of resignation to the school board at their monthly meeting Nov. 11.

Posted 11/18/09 (Wed) read more »

2010 census forms to be mailed out in March

The 2010 U.S. Census has been estimated to find more than 309 million people living in the United States. In the last census taken in 2000, the count in Oliver County was at 2,065 in 903 housing units. But how many are living in Oliver County today? That is the big question.

Posted 11/11/09 (Wed) read more »

Section lines keep topping County Commission agenda

Oliver County Commissioners have one section line road issue between neighbors on the way to being settled following the results of a survey by Land Use Supervisor John Wicklund.

Posted 11/11/09 (Wed) read more »

Watching over the city parks

Director of City Services Janell Peterson presented a bid for installing surveillance cameras at Center’s parks and golf course at the Center City Council meeting Nov. 2.

Posted 11/04/09 (Wed) read more »