The Square Butte Creek Golf Club was again awarded the contract to operate the city golf course Dec. 3 at the Center City Council meeting. In the bid submitted to the City Council, club President James Ronholdt wrote, “Any profits made from the operation of the clubhouse have been and will be reinvested in the clubhouse or in the course.” The club’s bid was the only one submitted; the three-year agreement starts on Jan. 1, 2013, and ends Dec. 31, 2015. Councilor Dallas Morast will email a request to the club to provide a more detailed treasury report than the council has received in the past.
Several political subdivisions were overpaid more than $31,000 in coal severance shortfall funds, and the state Treasurer’s office will suspended those distributions until the issue is corrected, Center-Stanton Public School officials said Nov. 14 at the monthly school board meeting.
Sometimes things don’t work out perfectly. The Center-Stanton Wildcats made it their season goal to advance from the District 10 tournament to the Region 5 tournament at the end of the season. The Wildcats finished the regular season fifth in the District 10 standings and had to play fourth seeded Washburn in the first round of the district tourney.
Oliver County residents will see two new commissioners on the county board in December. General Election is Nov. 6 and there are four names on the Oliver County ballot for County Commissioner. Replacing District 1 commissioner Dwaine Helmers will be either Keith Oestreich or Blake Wilkens. Replacing District 3 commissioner Kent Albers will be either Wm Bruce Van Oosting or Darrell Berger.