Center Republican

One of the hottest topics discussed at the July 6 County Commission meeting were two pending temporary liquor licenses. The commission expressed some concern as to allow the catering of these services from businesses located outside the county. Their chief concern was extensive catering might harm some of the small business in the community. Commissioners also expressed understanding however, that individuals had a right to choose whom they give their business. The conversation then turned to compromises.

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The odds weren’t in favor of Jimmy’s Pizza/Longshots on the first day of the McQuades Softball Tournament. A bird pooped on one player and another player broke her nose during the team’s first game. JPL battled through poop and injuries to capture the McQuades Rec three division title.

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Following an announcement recently that District 33 Sen. Randel Christmann, Hazen, could be appointed to the North Dakota Public Service Commission due to a change in the North Dakota Constitution, Christmann announced he would rather seek election to the vacant seat in November.

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There were no Wal-Marts in the 1700s, Marv Bechler pointed out, as he chipped away at a jagged chunk of Knife River flint.

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You never know where life’s journey will take you. For Oliver County native Patrick Cleveland, his journey led him on a road filled with a variety of experiences that would one day help him fulfill a youthful dream of becoming a novelist.

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The words of former West River Telecom manager Dale Albers 40 years ago still ring true today for WRT: “We’re optimistic as heck.”

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Tanned board members contributed to the feeling of summer June 13 at the Center-Stanton School Board meeting. Even though school is out for the students and the feeling at the meeting was more relaxed, a good deal of business was covered.

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Retired Mayor Richard Zarr took a seat in a chair familiar to him, at a table where years of conversations were held with a multitude of community leaders and citizens. The gavel was absent and the gallery empty. In a few hours, a new mayor would be appointed. The Zarr’s reign had come to a conclusion.

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The roadway entering into the Schwalbe homestead dips gently down, delivering visitors into a quaint, efficient farmyard. Trees surround the area, while a cool breeze can be felt coming off a nearby creek. Flagstones pave the way through the grass up to Gertrude Schwalbe’s house.

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any of Elvira (Letzring) Hintz’s most cherished life events are recorded in art.

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