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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.