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New high school principal on job at Center-Stanton HS

When that first bell of the new school term rings next week, a new face will be in the halls of Center-Stanton High School greeting the students as they walk through the front door.

Posted 8/11/09 (Tue) read more »

Oliver County Fair truly ‘the best value in town’

You get little value for $6 these days, but at the Oliver County Fair, $6 will get you an entire day of fun from morning to night.

Posted 8/05/09 (Wed) read more »

Vacant buildings discussed again

The Center City Council discussed vacant building plans brought forward by property owners at its monthly meeting Aug. 3. At last month’s meeting, the council had given individual property owners Lee Benjamin, Myron Brown and Carla Anderson 30 days to come forward with plans for structures that the city inspector had deemed out of compliance with the International Building Code. The city uses this as a guide for inspection of buildings.

Posted 8/05/09 (Wed) read more »

Stanton’s annual summer bash heats up this weekend

Four months ago, living along the Knife River wasn’t anything to celebrate. But since memories of the river’s rowdy spring behavior are beginning to fade into the blue summer sky, residents from Mercer County and beyond are ready to party at the annual Knife River Days Saturday and Sunday in Stanton.

Posted 7/29/09 (Wed) read more »

‘Legs for Lorisa’ earns top dollars in May MS Walk

When it comes to showing they care, the people of Center do so in many ways, so many times. They do it because they know the difference support can make in the many causes that come abruptly into people’s lives.

Posted 7/29/09 (Wed) read more »

School non-tuition waivers add up

When school begins this fall, Center-Stanton Schools are expecting an estimated 210 students to walk through the doors. This might sound like a fair number for a rural school district to some. However, for a district that has successfully offered a better than average education for many years, the slowly decreasing number of students is disheartening.

Posted 7/22/09 (Wed) read more »

Road disrepair dominates County Commission meeting

According to Oliver County Road Supervisor Bruce Nelson, there are about 700 sites on county roads that were damaged this past winter.

Posted 7/22/09 (Wed) read more »

City Council addresses vacant houses issue

If you own a vacant house in Center, chances are a housing inspector has found it doesn’t comply with the International Code of 2006, and you may be asked to formulate a plan on what to do with it.

Posted 7/14/09 (Tue) read more »

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 »