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Few knew Center man arrested in cold case

Clarence (Mike) Burcham, 44, was arrested June 11 in Center for the 1993 murder of a Moorhead, Minn., woman, Sharon Stafford. Stafford and Burcham were neighbors at the time of her death.

Posted 6/24/09 (Wed) read more »

Community Club recognizes lifetime volunteers

Harold and Delma Wilkens, Budd Henderscheid, Louise Pfliger and her daughters Jean, Arlyce, Judy, Claudia, Sheryl and Charlene, were honored last week by the Center Community Club for their lifetime of service to the community.

Posted 6/24/09 (Wed) read more »

Krueger to leave Center-Stanton HS for new position

Center-Stanton Public School District voters re-elected incumbents Cynthia Berger, Stanton, and Nathan Henke, Center, to serve another three-year term on the school board at the election on June 9. Voters approved publishing the school board minutes in the Center Republican with 190 yes votes and one vote in opposition.

Posted 6/17/09 (Wed) read more »

Bonds approved for four-plex in city

Center is another step closer to having its first structure built in the Hazel Miner Addition. After a public hearing June 1, the Center City Council approved the issuance of bonds totaling $600,000 to support the Center Housing Authority plan to build a four-plex town house style structure in the addition.

Posted 6/10/09 (Wed) read more »

Sorstokkes retired but still handy with crafts

Melvin Sorstokke picked 1936 to take over the family farm. The country was deep into the Great Depression. North Dakota experienced its coldest temperature of 60 degrees below in February and the hottest of 121 degrees in July. “And it was probably the driest year North Dakota ever saw,” Melvin said.

Posted 6/10/09 (Wed) read more »

Good Old Days

Bring the family, young and old alike. There’s something for everyone as Oliver County will “Remember the Good Old Days,” marking its 104th Old Settlers Days Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 12-14 in Center. Sponsored by the Center Community Club, the three-day event has something to please anyone of any age, from 1 to 100.

Posted 6/03/09 (Wed) read more »

Four seek to fill two school board seats

The Center-Stanton School Board will have an election for two expired seats on the board from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. CDT Tuesday, June 9 in two locations. One polling place will be at the Center-Stanton High School and the other will be in the former Stanton School Commons area.

Posted 6/03/09 (Wed) read more »

Just taking the next step in life’s journey

The 22 members of the Center-Stanton Class of 2009 stepped out the front of the high school one final time as students. The graduates are now free to go out into the wide world and blaze their own path.

Posted 5/27/09 (Wed) read more »

Ada, education and music still in her heart

Remember the Country Cousins, Mike Dosch, the 5 K’s? Ada Klindworth does, especially the last group of singers since they are her five oldest children.

Posted 5/27/09 (Wed) read more »

Oliver County road sites hit hard by winter and lot of floodwater

There are more than 700 sites in need of road repair in Oliver County, according to Road Supervisor Bruce Nelson. Oliver County Commissioners heard the report at the May 7 meeting held in Center.

Posted 5/20/09 (Wed) read more »