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.
The United Methodist Women’s 30th Annual Salad Luncheon and Quilt Show and Sale April 24 drew a steady stream of people to the Betty Hagel Community Center. Guests were greeted with nostalgic displays of vintage cooking, canning, quilting and kitchen items, along with some catalogs and other reading material. Spare aprons were on hand for those who hadn’t brought their own and were willing to join in on the theme.
Palm fronds, grass skirts and flower leis helped create a tropical paradise for those attending the Oliver Soil Conservation Service’s annual Ladies Ag Night event. More than 100 people came to enjoy a Hawaiian-themed feast and learn which trees and plants will survive during typical North Dakota winters.
The Center Republican received a variety of news, photograph and advertising awards last weekend during the annual North Dakota Newspaper Association convention. This year’s convention was a first of its kind since it was held jointly with the South Dakota Newspaper Association in Rapid City, S.D. A variety of weekly and daily newspapers were represented at the convention.
A number of Center-Stanton High School students placed at the Region 7 Speech Competition April 12 in Washburn. Juniors Carly Benjamin and Tristina Hintz placed third in humorous duo; Tristina Hintz also placed sixth in storytelling; and freshman Tabitha Reichenberg placed seventh in serious interpretation. CSHS sophomore Bobbi Berg, eighth-grader Garrett Mosbrucker and seventh-grader Abby Hintz also participated in the event, where the team competed against students from Flasher, Garrison-Max, Hazen, Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock, New Salem-Almont, Shiloh Christian, Underwood and Washburn high schools.
Pete Bogg, Darin Ewe and Sam Ting delivered conservation lessons that felt more like fun Monday at Center-Stanton High School. Bogg, Ewe and Ting are characters developed by Tom Gibson, a conservation educator from Bottineau.
Center-Stanton High School Principal Tracy Peterson and Center-Stanton Public Schools superintendent Curt Pierce will work with Oliver County Sheriff’s deputies to see that every student entering this year’s prom is tested with a breathalyzer.
Activity ground to a halt in Oliver County April 14 as snow and wind combined to create blizzard conditions. The storm dropped record snowfall in the Bismarck area and caused almost complete closure of Interstate 94 from Montana to Minnesota and U.S. Highway 83 from Bismarck to North Dakota Highway 1806. U.S. Highway 2 and all state highways to its south were “no travel advised” by the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
This past year was the first in office for two city council members, Eric Casson and Keith Erhardt, as well as Sandy Olin’s first year as mayor. The Center Republican asked Olin and Casson to reflect on their experiences in their new positions.