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Oliver County woman named N.D. Mother of the Year by American Mothers Inc.

Family has always meant everything to Sally Hillstrom. Her family has always known it. Friends know it.

Posted 4/07/10 (Wed) read more »

County minus power after Friday storm

A Good Friday spring storm took Oliver County down last week, but proved when the going gets tough, county emergency agencies get going.

Posted 4/07/10 (Wed) read more »

West River Transit adds personalized touch around Center

The impetus for a March 24 meeting at the Betty Hagel Memorial Civic Center to discuss Oliver County and Center’s community bus operated by West River Transit came out of the 2009 revised Oliver County Strategic Plan.

Posted 3/31/10 (Wed) read more »

Diamond E Cafe opens in Center

After three generations of Erhardts putting the Diamond E brand on their cattle, Larry and Dena Erhardt decided to affix that designation to their new business, the Diamond E Cafe.

Posted 3/31/10 (Wed) read more »

Where’s North Dakota beef? Right in Washington, D.C.

Hmm, what shall it be for dinner tonight, the homemade meatloaf? Macaroni and cheese, pot roast or chicken pot pie? Or maybe a thick, juicy North Dakota bred and raised rib eye steak.

Posted 3/24/10 (Wed) read more »

Peterson hired for high school principal position

It’s musical chairs for administrators in the Center-Stanton School District, a spin off that began with the upcoming retirement of Superintendent Royal Lyson.

Posted 3/17/10 (Wed) read more »

A reflection on 40 years

You might know Sharon Olander as the friendly face of the Hazen Star front office. Or, you might associate her with her popular “Cook of the Week” column, which she began in 1981 and now runs in three different newspapers. Maybe you speak with her on the phone each spring when you call in to renew your Star or Center Republican subscription. You might even visit with her when you turn in a “Happening,” which she then types up for the newspaper each week.

Posted 3/17/10 (Wed) read more »

County Commission addresses various tax issues

If all is approved by the North Dakota Tax Department, Oliver County will soon be in compliance with new state law requiring each county make the addition of soil modifiers for evaluation of land.

Posted 3/10/10 (Wed) read more »

Reading program is making a difference

After one full semester, READ 180, a new reading program at Center-Stanton Elementary School, has shown favorable results and improvement in reading skills.

Posted 3/10/10 (Wed) read more »

Political picture starting to materialize in District 33

And the race is on, as District 33 Republican and Democrat candidates are stepping forward to receive or seek their respective parties’ endorsements in preparation for the 2010 elections.

Posted 3/03/10 (Wed) read more »