Center Republican

The Village Gallery in Center will celebrate its 35th annual art show Friday and Saturday at the Betty Hagel Memorial Civic Center. The art show is held in conjunction with Oliver County Old Settlers Days.

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Center-Stanton High School honored the Class of 2013 at its graduation ceremony Sunday, May 26 in the high school gymnasium. The fourteen students receiving their diplomas were Valedictorian Beverly Gress, Salutatorian Whitney Rud, Lindsey Buchmann, Alexa Erhardt, Jordon Hoffman, Gage Massoli, Casey Merritt, Paige Mosbrucker, Matthew Newman, Nathan Paislee, BreAnna Schutt, Brenden Sweeney, Dakkota Talmo and Whitney Wiedrich. Gress earned highest honors with a 4.0 grade point average; honor students (3.25 GPA or above) were Mosbrucker, Newman, Paislee and Rud.

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Like many farm children of their day, MJ and Ralph Hatzenbihler spent a lot of time together. The Hatzenbihler boys did chores together, rode horses to school together and generally kept themselves occupied.

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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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