Center Republican

Center folks can relax – no, 81-year-old resident Bud Perschke is not planning to open an adult bookstore in the city or anywhere for that matter.
Bud did, however, recently make an inquiry to the Center city auditor as to whether or not the city had an ordinance that allowed or did not allow such a business to open.

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To eat then play or play then eat? That was the question posed to the Center School Board last Thursday during the September meeting.
During the administrative reports, Elementary School Principal Kathy Bullinger expressed her concerns about the new recess before lunch schedule that was implemented this term.
“Sometimes there was 10 minutes for the last group,” she said. “I’m just really concerned about how that is going to go once the weather gets colder.”

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Time changes many things: the style of clothing, the way we wear our hair, the color we paint our homes, the cars we drive.
Time changes in towns and counties as well. The demographics of Oliver County – the characteristics and statistics important to life in an area, including population changes, type of jobs offered, growth – have changed as well.

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One thing is for sure after the Center City Council meeting Monday – new and returning council members will be faced with an array of issues in the coming months. An agenda that featured six personal appearances took up a bulk of the council’s meeting time with Mark Thompson requesting payment for damage and services related to a sewage backup in his residence on Aug. 22.

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The first Center-Stanton School Board meeting of the fiscal year in July began with housekeeping chores as the board prepared for the 2008-09 school. Board Chairman Rick Schmidt will continue to serve as board chairman after a nomination by fellow board member Chris Christianson and unanimous agreement by the remaining board.

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The Center City Council has approved the request to transfer the Der Imbiss on-sale and Sunday opening liquor license to possible new owners, should a pending sale of the business go through.

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Are you not quite ready to give up on summer yet? Labor Day weekend just wasn’t enough of a vacation to count? Are you begging for just one more opportunity to snag that whopper before cleaning up the boat and putting it in storage for the winter?

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Gas & Snacks is now Corner Express of Stanton. As of Aug. 11, Stanton’s only gas station is under the ownership of Gus and Sharon Rud of Rud Oil and Propane Company, Center, and has been open since Aug. 12.

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The school bell will ring at Center-Stanton schools at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 for an estimated 220 students in grades kindergarten through 12, bringing the 2008-09 school year to a start. Teachers and administration will hold in-service workshops Aug. 18-19 in preparation for the term.

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“We’ve been very diligent in trying to put together this fitness center. City council has been very supportive until last Monday night.” That was the reaction of Fit-4-Life committee member Libbie Johnson, to the last line in a story about the Center City Council that appeared on the front page of last week’s Republican.

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