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Reichenberg new county emergency director

Although she’s only been on the job for a month, Lisa Reichenberg has been very busy learning the duties of Director of Emergency Services of Oliver County. Reichenberg, hired by the Oliver County Commission, began her job June 16, replacing Sally Jons, who resigned after six and a half years on the job.

Posted 7/14/09 (Tue) read more »

8th annual benefit ride to help out SMC Hospice

In seven years, the annual American Bikers Aiming Toward Education benefit poker run has helped out individuals who were in great need of financial assistance due to big bills stemming from medical difficulties.

Posted 7/08/09 (Wed) read more »

The euphoria of flight, some kind of heaven

As far back as Budd Henderscheid, 85, can recall, he has been filled with a love for airplanes. That love, which began as a mere boy, grew into a dream to soar through the clouds.

Posted 7/08/09 (Wed) read more »

Children learn about lessons in life at the library

Center Librarian Milissa Meckle declared the 2009 Center Library Children’s Book Week a huge success with 86 children and 13 junior and senior high school and parent helpers attending.

Posted 7/01/09 (Wed) read more »

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 »