Center Republican

The controversial siting of five transmission line structures in the road ditch south of 23rd Street SW west of ND 25 and across from the Yucca Cemetery, once again dominated an Oliver County Commission agenda, this time at the commission’s end-of-year meeting Dec. 29, 2015.

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From the way Miss North Dakota Delanie Wiedrich connects with her audiences and the fluid and powerful delivery of her message, it appears she was destined to become pageant royalty and carry her “Beyond the B Word” anti-bullying presentations to kindergarten through 12th grade students throughout the state.

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County Commissioners were called to a special meeting Dec. 22 to hear about a proposed wind energy project that, if approved, will extend into Oliver County.

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The Center City Council met Dec. 15 to review and vote on approval of liquor license applications. Each on-sale, off-sale, and beer-and-wine application was considered separately, with payment of fees required at the time of application.

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One of the hottest topics for school boards -- especially since the 2014 proposed legislation to start school after Labor Day -- is the school calendar.

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A truck hauling anhydrous ammonia crashes into a school bus at the intersection of state highways 25 and 48, at the south edge of town.

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Ongoing confusion as to parking and direction of travel, as well as blocking of the alley north of the Post Office, led U.S. Postal Service Employee Larry Erhardt and former Center Post Office Officer in Charge Sally Jons to appear before the city council at its December regular meeting.

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On the eve of World Soil Day, the Oliver Soil Conservation District very appropriately ended the International Year of Soils by honoring the efforts of local conservationists at its annual awards banquet.

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While removing the over-layer in the new mining area, BNI Coal recently discovered a significant quantity of silica-based sandstone with a hardness suitable for use as rip rap and road material, as well as other possible uses.

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