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High moisture kicks harvest off to slow start

Dave Porsborg fired up his John Deere 9600 combine Aug. 25 and roared into a field of barley shearing a 30-foot span. He went to the end of the field, turned around, came back and stopped. He did a test by putting kernels into a gadget that records the percent of moisture within seconds. Too high. He tried another field nearby, stopped and again checked the moisture. Too high.

Posted 9/09/09 (Wed) read more »

Peterson begins duties as full-time counselor at CS

Tracy Peterson has joined the Center-Stanton School District staff as full-time school guidance counselor. Previously the district shared a counselor with Washburn and Wilton. The school board approved the move to full time this past winter.

Posted 9/02/09 (Wed) read more »

Catching “the god of golf” in PGA pre-action

“Is he the best golfer in the world, Grandpa?” “He’s the god of golf.” The story begins in April when my son-in-law Ron Kalvoda mentioned during our morning jog that the PGA Championship was scheduled to be played at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minn., Aug. 13-16.

Posted 9/02/09 (Wed) read more »

CSHS European tour - trip of a lifetime

Let’s see. What did I do on my summer vacation? Played video games, went shopping, caught some sun, and, oh yeah, toured Europe. When 12 Center-Stanton girls returned to school this fall, they certainly didn’t have to think too hard to compose that pleonastic essay in English class.

Posted 8/26/09 (Wed) read more »

Center-Stanton schools prepared for first day

The Center-Stanton Public School administration discussed preparations for the upcoming school year at the board meeting Aug. 13.

Posted 8/19/09 (Wed) read more »

Fitch tends to his flocks with tender care

Small or large, a flock needs tending. A good shepherd ministers his flock by leading them to nourishment that will enrich the body and soul. He shares his wisdom as guidance and offers a caring heart for comfort.

Posted 8/19/09 (Wed) read more »

Minnkota to announce line changes at open house

Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. will hold a public open house from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Betty Hagel Memorial Civic Center in Center.

Posted 8/11/09 (Tue) read more »

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 »