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Her father’s helper toiling the soil

Harriet Meyhoff was born in Center and lived there most of her years until this past winter. But at one time she probably knew as much about early day farming as many men.

Posted 6/09/10 (Wed) read more »

Old Settlers Days to celebrate 105 years

Looking for something to kickoff your summer days? Then make Center your destination June 11-13 and take in the 105th annual Old Settlers Days Celebration with the folks of Oliver County.

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »

Homesteader children loving life and the earth

When Burt and Bernice Bornemann heard they were being honored among Oliver County’s 2010 Old Settlers Day honorees, their first thoughts were of wonder.

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »

Meet the June primary candidates

With the June primary just 13 days away, it’s time for Oliver County and Center voters to familiarize themselves with the candidates seeking one of 15 elected offices.

Posted 5/26/10 (Wed) read more »

Center-Stanton graduates

Twenty-one Center-Stanton High School seniors bid farewell to their first 12 formal years of education Sunday afternoon during commencement exercises at the school gymnasium in Center. A full crowd of family friends and well-wishers filled the gym with Wildcat pride.

Posted 5/26/10 (Wed) read more »

Honorary Old Settler enjoys sewing for family

Sometimes she works on a quilt for weeks, sometimes not so long. Whatever time it takes her, Ellen Lange enjoys sewing quilts for her family.

Posted 5/19/10 (Wed) read more »

CSHS loses girls basketball coach, bus route driver

The Center-Stanton School District has lost yet another coach with the recent resignation of Michael Bergstrom, head girls basketball coach at Center-Stanton High School. Bergstrom led the Lady Wildcats for four years.

Posted 5/19/10 (Wed) read more »

Not your ordinary school lunch room

“Hey, lunch ladies,” a young voice calls out. Three heads look up from their work in the busy Center-Stanton School kitchen, smiles on their faces as they look to see who called to them. It could be any of the students in the kindergarten through grade 12 school.

Posted 5/12/10 (Wed) read more »

Center considers solution to storing confiscated vehicles

The subject of storing junk or confiscated vehicles in the city of Center was discussed at the May 3 meeting of the City Council.

Posted 5/12/10 (Wed) read more »

Quilt project: A kaleidoscopic of caring

In 2005, a couple of women from St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Center decided to use old polyester material and old polyester clothes to make quilts. Kathy Jacobs and Arly Haag got the idea that the quilts they created could be donated to the God’s Child Project. They worked in Arly’s garage with the help of Arly’s sister, Joey Erhardt.

Posted 5/05/10 (Wed) read more »