Center Republican

In the city of Center and Oliver County reside many good people who volunteer themselves and their time. These are people who go that extra mile to see that the community they care so much about continues to thrive and provide its citizens with the things that make life enjoyable.

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Editor’s note: The following includes information from a Minnesota Power news release. It’s wind that ruined the day – and it will be wind that will save the day.

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According to the American Cancer Society, one in five women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. The well-known statistic was just another useless fact for members of the Brown family until one of their own was affected.

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The 2010 demolition derby during Old Settlers Days in Center almost didn’t happen.

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Straining in the back, ears sticking out as wide as they possibly can go is not something a person enjoys doing. Yet scores of people sometimes had to perform this act in order to hear clearly at the Betty Hagel Memorial Center.

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Harriet Meyhoff was born in Center and lived there most of her years until this past winter. But at one time she probably knew as much about early day farming as many men.

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When it comes to having ties to early day homesteaders, Tony and Sis Friesz have it solidly on all four sides of their heritage.

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When Burt and Bernice Bornemann heard they were being honored among Oliver County’s 2010 Old Settlers Day honorees, their first thoughts were of wonder.

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Looking for something to kickoff your summer days? Then make Center your destination June 11-13 and take in the 105th annual Old Settlers Days Celebration with the folks of Oliver County.

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Twenty-one Center-Stanton High School seniors bid farewell to their first 12 formal years of education Sunday afternoon during commencement exercises at the school gymnasium in Center. A full crowd of family friends and well-wishers filled the gym with Wildcat pride.

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