Center-Stanton Librarian Milissa Meckle appeared before the City Council to request funding for the bookmobile Monday night.
Oliver County’s two new commissioners—Darrell Berger and Blake Wilkens—were greeted at the Jan. 3 meeting with overviews providing background on various reporting areas. Steve Reiser of Dakota Central Social Services provided history for the organization in order to provide context for upcoming staff location changes. DCSS began serving Mercer, McLean and Sheridan counties in 1975 with a shared director. Cooperative efforts continued over the years, with the organization forming a district in 2007 after the Legislature passed a bill allowing counties to create Social Services districts.
This is the third in a four-part series on Community Health Needs Assessment in Mercer and Oliver counties. The final feature will focus on prioritizing health issues in the area. Community members may be inclined to use hospital services locally if they knew about them, officials said during a health assessment meeting earlier this month.
The N.D. ban barring smoking in public places went into effect Dec. 6. The ballot measure passed statewide with nearly 67 percent of voters in favor. Oliver County voters also passed the measure, but only with about 57 percent of the voters in favor. The ban applies to all enclosed public areas and places of employment; electronic cigarettes are included in the ban.
There are more similarities than differences between Christmas in their home countries and in the United States concluded foreign exchange program students Ira Shishova and Emily Lorenz. Shishova is from Sarov, Russia, and Lorenz is from Chemnitz, Germany.
This is the second in a four-part series on Community Health Needs Assessment in Mercer and Oliver counties. Next week will feature patient awareness and use of services from local health providers. Health care providers and citizens in Mercer, Oliver and Dunn counties both have emergency services, cancer and heart disease on the mind, a recent University of North Dakota health study revealed.
Cats, dogs and other domestic animals may have their own fur coats, but they still need to come in out of the cold. And cold isn’t the only danger—North Dakota winter conditions pose a number of threats for domestic animals.
It’s no longer an issue; that’s what Henry Maertens said to Oliver County commissioners Thursday at their monthly meeting. The issue of being in compliance with the Health Department concerning water and sewer resurfaced Thursday after a meeting of the Oliver County Planning and Zoning Board.
The Oliver County Planning and Zoning Board had some lengthy discussion Nov. 29 with landowner Henry Maertens and among themselves. The board voted to recommend that the County Commission deny a conditional use permit to Maertens for residences on his property at the intersection of Highway 25 and Highway 31, east of and adjacent to The Blind Pig. The recommendation was based on zoning violations and health issues. Members present were Chairman Dan Bueligan, Mary Wahlman, John Smith, John Wicklund, Daren Klingenstein and Deborah Starck.