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Center toddler begins long recovery from burns

Jan. 14 was one of the coldest days of winter as temperatures dipped far below zero. Yet, warmth filled BJ (Brian) and Nicole Berger’s sunlit living room in Center as their daughters, Kayley, 2, and Kendra, 3, played Ring around the Rosie.

Posted 1/13/10 (Wed) read more »

Area church reactions vary to ELCA’s clergy sexuality

The decision has parted some parishes like Moses did the Red Sea. At the 2009 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America held Aug. 17-23, 2009, in Minneapolis, Minn., 1,045 voting members decided by a vote of 559-451 to accept as clergy gay people in "publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous" relationships. Previously, the church allowed gay clergy to serve only if they were celibate, similar to single heterosexual clergy.

Posted 1/06/10 (Wed) read more »

Snow and water issues top city agenda

Even though the area is covered with snow and the ground underneath frozen solid, the Center City Council again contemplated what to do about water flowing down the alley between the Berger and Hazel Miner Additions at its monthly meeting Jan. 4.

Posted 1/06/10 (Wed) read more »

Christmas storm drops 10 inches of snow on area

Travel plans over the days surrounding Christmas were hampered for many Oliver County residents who ended up staying home for the holiday when two storm fronts blew across North Dakota from both the east and the west.

Posted 12/30/09 (Wed) read more »

Surge of interest changes dance ownership

Dance is defined as an artistic form of nonverbal communication. Young women in the Center and Stanton areas now have a greater opportunity to let out the music inside after a summer decision by the school board.

Posted 12/30/09 (Wed) read more »

A letter from Santa

Shotae Raygo, a kindergarten student at Center-Stanton Elementary School, was quite proud when it was his turn for show-and-tell last week. He had something special to share with his classmates in Mrs. Berger’s class.

Posted 12/22/09 (Tue) read more »

Board approves 1st grader open enrollment

Open enrollment issues dominated discussion at the Center-Stanton Public School Board meeting Dec. 9.

Posted 12/16/09 (Wed) read more »

Open enrollment issues continue

As more open enrollment issues come to the surface this month, the Center-Stanton School Board had one that went smoothly and one that may also become a problem.

Posted 12/16/09 (Wed) read more »

Co-op discussion leaves unanswered questions

The idea of a co-op in girls basketball and football programs with Washburn has some Center-Stanton School District patrons on edge. An informal meeting Dec. 1 at the Center-Stanton High School was meant to open a dialogue with some of those concerns.

Posted 12/09/09 (Wed) read more »

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 »