A number of Center-Stanton High School students placed at the Region 7 Speech Competition April 12 in Washburn. Juniors Carly Benjamin and Tristina Hintz placed third in humorous duo; Tristina Hintz also placed sixth in storytelling; and freshman Tabitha Reichenberg placed seventh in serious interpretation. CSHS sophomore Bobbi Berg, eighth-grader Garrett Mosbrucker and seventh-grader Abby Hintz also participated in the event, where the team competed against students from Flasher, Garrison-Max, Hazen, Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock, New Salem-Almont, Shiloh Christian, Underwood and Washburn high schools.
Pete Bogg, Darin Ewe and Sam Ting delivered conservation lessons that felt more like fun Monday at Center-Stanton High School. Bogg, Ewe and Ting are characters developed by Tom Gibson, a conservation educator from Bottineau.
Center-Stanton High School Principal Tracy Peterson and Center-Stanton Public Schools superintendent Curt Pierce will work with Oliver County Sheriff’s deputies to see that every student entering this year’s prom is tested with a breathalyzer.
Activity ground to a halt in Oliver County April 14 as snow and wind combined to create blizzard conditions. The storm dropped record snowfall in the Bismarck area and caused almost complete closure of Interstate 94 from Montana to Minnesota and U.S. Highway 83 from Bismarck to North Dakota Highway 1806. U.S. Highway 2 and all state highways to its south were “no travel advised” by the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
This past year was the first in office for two city council members, Eric Casson and Keith Erhardt, as well as Sandy Olin’s first year as mayor. The Center Republican asked Olin and Casson to reflect on their experiences in their new positions.
A water service line break April 4 required the cold water supply at Center-Stanton High School to be shut off for about 24 hours. Service lines are the pipes that connect the city’s water main to the customer’s home, business or other structure.
The large number of stray cats—and their potential to multiply and spread illness—has become a concern in Center.