Center Republican

Sheriff’s Deputy Kenny Rud appeared before the City Council May 13 to provide an update on the stray cat issue. Rud reported that people have been checking out the live traps, which are now available through the city offices. Several farmers have allowed people to release trapped cats on their properties.

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Wilbert Mosbrucker spent most of his life on the farm. “I was only off the farm for about six weeks, when I worked for an implement dealer,” he chuckles.

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May 16, 2013

What if it exploded?

How would Dakota Gasification Company and Mercer County emergency staff react if part of the Great Plains Synfuels Plant exploded?

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A play that takes a comedic look at fairytale marriages will be coming soon to an auditorium near you.

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They didn’t meet in high school. They didn’t meet in church. Their parents weren’t best friends and they weren’t living just across the street from each other. Eugene and Edith Albers weren’t victims of young love but they did fall in love during a generation of love – the ’70s.

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Concern about fair and appropriate funding of travel costs for school activities prompted a lively discussion at Thursday’s Center-Stanton Public Schools board meeting. Music director Lacey Hanson attended the meeting to encourage support of all students who qualify for state events. Hanson’s concerns stemmed from inequalities in the current system that she feels need to be addressed.

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The Hazen Art & Craft Association recently honored former member Gladys Jahner Daub with a memorial display at the 45th annual Hazen Art Show.

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The United Methodist Women’s 30th Annual Salad Luncheon and Quilt Show and Sale April 24 drew a steady stream of people to the Betty Hagel Community Center. Guests were greeted with nostalgic displays of vintage cooking, canning, quilting and kitchen items, along with some catalogs and other reading material. Spare aprons were on hand for those who hadn’t brought their own and were willing to join in on the theme.

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Palm fronds, grass skirts and flower leis helped create a tropical paradise for those attending the Oliver Soil Conservation Service’s annual Ladies Ag Night event. More than 100 people came to enjoy a Hawaiian-themed feast and learn which trees and plants will survive during typical North Dakota winters.

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The Center Republican received a variety of news, photograph and advertising awards last weekend during the annual North Dakota Newspaper Association convention. This year’s convention was a first of its kind since it was held jointly with the South Dakota Newspaper Association in Rapid City, S.D. A variety of weekly and daily newspapers were represented at the convention.

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