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Oliver County’s singing, banjo picking treasurer

Everyone has a hero. For Lee Benjamin, it’s Earl Scruggs, world renowned musician noted for perfecting and popularizing 3-finger style picking on the 5-string banjo.

Posted 11/24/10 (Wed) read more »

Dist. 33 legislators contemplate 2011 session with confidence

Voters in District 33 gave the incumbents a resounding vote of confidence. Sen. Randy Christmann and Reps. Brenda Heller and Gary Kreidt face a legislative session where money from oil taxes is plentiful, but so are the demands for that funding.

Posted 11/19/10 (Fri) read more »

ND 81st Civil Support team – always there

As civilians, we don’t often think about who will be there in case of a serious disaster. We know 911 will be called and someone will come.

Posted 11/19/10 (Fri) read more »

Local Farmers Union calls for more meatpacking competition

Concern that the three largest meatpackers in the United States control more than 80 percent of slaughter cattle in the United States, Oliver County Farmers Union members passed a resolution calling for more competition in the meatpacking industry

Posted 11/03/10 (Wed) read more »

Hintz shoo-in for county auditor race

Judith Hintz is the projected winner in the race for Oliver County Auditor after unofficial 2010 General Election results came in around midnight Tuesday evening.

Posted 11/03/10 (Wed) read more »

Peach of a student teacher at Center-Stanton Elementary

Vanessa Peach has been a busy person. After working three jobs this summer, she’s now student teaching at the Center-Stanton Elementary School and still working part time.

Posted 10/27/10 (Wed) read more »

Country road issues continue in Oliver

Several Oliver County citizens concerned with road issues in their rural area appealed to the County Commission for help when the commission met Oct. 7.

Posted 10/27/10 (Wed) read more »

Farms face problems from ‘waste’ to soil quality

Farmers confront an infinite parade of problems as they strive to make a living from the land. Sometimes these problems can be overwhelming. Sometimes all that’s needed is a strategy to work toward management of those problems.

Posted 10/20/10 (Wed) read more »

2 on ballot but only 1 seeking commission seat

Only one candidate officially declared candidacy for the District 2 Oliver County Commission seat, but voters will find two names on the ballot when they cast their vote in the Nov. 2 General Election.

Posted 10/20/10 (Wed) read more »

Group takes care of flower boxes

The first thing travelers see as they turn off Highway 25 and enter Center are three variegated flower boxes with a sign above them displaying the words “Welcome To Center Oliver County.”

Posted 10/13/10 (Wed) read more »