Center Republican

Although advocates work diligently to keep awareness up all year long, October is the designated month to remind people about the dangers of domestic violence.

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The Wildcats were swept in two region games last week. The first game was a road game against Washburn in District 9 play. The second game was a loss to New Salem-Almont in a possible Region 5 tournament preview game.

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October 11, 2012

Where is this white stuff?

While some parts of the state got an early Christmas present, others got passed over by the white stuff that seemed to be absent last year.

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Dusty, dry days appear to have vanished since the rains came to the state. Oliver County is no longer in a burn ban, thanks to the rain that settled into the ground last week.

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Like any backup plan, all the regulations need to be visited consistently to decide if a change must be made. The city examined a few ordinances Monday night at the Center City Council meeting that affect citizens on various levels.

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An area medical outreach coordinator is aiming to do his part in a nationwide initiative to help teach private medical practitioners the current needs related to the health of service members.

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Nicole Albers has been coaching competitive dance at the Center-Stanton Public School for eight years. As the school’s population has fluctuated, so has her dance team. Last season she started with five girls and went down to three but didn’t compete at state. So she and her team were concerned when the school board meeting’s agenda seemed to indicate that the club might be cut.

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Center residents were asked to restrict their water use Sept. 13 while a sewer break was being repaired. The break was fixed and is in working condition now.

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Center City Council approved the 2013 budget last week, which included an $88,800 contract to have Oliver County take over local police duties. The county will provide Center with a police car and any needed equipment, while Sheriff Dave Hilliard takes responsibility. The Center Police phone line will then be disconnected.

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September 12, 2012

County brims with money issues

The Oliver County Commission was feeling rather generous at its meeting Friday. The three commissioners agreed to give money to a local nonprofit group courtesy of leftover funds from a NextEra donation.

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