By Tim Erhardt The monthly Center City Council meeting got off to a contentious beginning Nov. 3 as Doug Thomas issued a complaint concerning landscaping that was done this past summer. He spoke on behalf of this mother, Cathy Thomas, who owns the property. Landscaping needed to be done around the mobile home because drainage was a problem in the area.
A dream started by a few has grown into a reality for many. And after almost four years, the Fit-4-Life board members are seeing that dream near completion as the community gym puts the finishing touches on its remodel of the Center Civic Center basement and prepares to open Nov. 10. The gym is having an open house from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 29-30 in the Civic Center basement.
Time after time, he's read about it in the national and local newspapers and it saddens him. All too often he sees it come across his desk. And, he's had enough.
Do North Dakota Class B schools with enrollments larger than other Class B schools have an unfair advantage in basketball? Class B fans have debated that question for years. That question is again before the North Dakota High School Activities Association and how to resolve it.
In a world of competitive times, it seems that Oliver County faces similar issues as other businesses when it comes to keeping good employees with a competitive salary. Clerk of Court/Recorder Kim Wilkens asked Oliver County commissioners to keep that in mind as they are faced with the possibility of losing the Deputy Recorder/Deputy Clerk of Court because of a job offer she has received with higher wages.
Housing market slump? Good employees leaving for other jobs? Small towns losing population?
Myron and Susie Cahoon are excited about their new business opportunity in Center. On Sept. 9 they purchased the Der Imbiss Bar and Grill and opened it with the new name Cahoon's Bar and Grill. The new hours are 9 a.m.-1 a.m., Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Sunday.
The streets are paved. The water and sewer lines are installed. Ground is being prepared for tree planting next spring. All that's left to complete the Hazel Miner Addition are houses.
The power of positive thinking has never played such an important role in a volleyball match as it did last Thursday when Center-Stanton took an extended road trip to Flasher. The Wildcats roared to an impressive first game win but had to fight for the rest as they gained their third District 9 victory 3-1.