Center Republican

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.

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December 13, 2012

Permit no longer required

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.

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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.

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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.

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November 28, 2012

Turning children into fish

Splashes, giggles and a whistle are heard three times a week at the Center Community Pool. Children are practicing their starts, their strokes and improving their times as members of the Barracuda Swim Team, a Center club sport.

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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.

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The votes were tallied late Nov. 6 resulting in two new county commissioners seated in Oliver County.

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A trip to a great-niece’s farm south of Beulah was the ultimate sentimental journey for a resident of Knife River Care Center now under hospice care.

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Some residents in Hannover got what they wanted when the Oliver County Commission denied a conditional use permit that would allow multiple mobile homes on one lot.

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November 8, 2012

2 generations collide

It isn’t often when the oldest members of a group meet the newest during a meeting, let alone to have them in the same family. That’s what made the District No. 7 American Legion and Auxiliary so special on Sept. 27.

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