Center Republican

As more open enrollment issues come to the surface this month, the Center-Stanton School Board had one that went smoothly and one that may also become a problem.

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Open enrollment issues dominated discussion at the Center-Stanton Public School Board meeting Dec. 9.

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December 10, 2009

City to raise utility rates

Water, sewer and garbage collection rates for the city of Center will go up Jan. 1. At the monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 7, City Council members approved monthly increases of $1 for garbage collection, $2 for sewer service and $10 for the base water rate.

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The idea of a co-op in girls basketball and football programs with Washburn has some Center-Stanton School District patrons on edge. An informal meeting Dec. 1 at the Center-Stanton High School was meant to open a dialogue with some of those concerns.

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Just driving by this land, no one would suspect a few years ago a dragline was digging an enormous hole there while other mining equipment was extracting thousands of tons of lignite. Today this expanse of land has been restored so well that because of reclamation efforts completed by BNI Coal, Ltd., the company was presented the 2009 Conservation Achievement Award by the Oliver Soil Conservation District Board.

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Just driving by this land, no one would suspect a few years ago a dragline was digging an enormous hole there while other mining equipment was extracting thousands of tons of lignite. Today this expanse of land has been restored so well that because of reclamation efforts completed by BNI Coal, Ltd., the company was presented the 2009 Conservation Achievement Award by the Oliver Soil Conservation District Board.

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The Center-Stanton High School FFA, led by adviser Duane Schmidt, attended the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Over seven days, from Oct. 18-25, the FFA chapter traveled, observed and learned.

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The Center-Stanton Public School District has reported the Hazen School District to the state superintendent of public instruction for unlawfully enrolling a student from the C-S district.

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Center-Stanton Public School District Superintendent of Schools Royal Lyson has decided to retire. He offered a formal letter of resignation to the school board at their monthly meeting Nov. 11.

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November 19, 2009

One-Act play finishes in 1st

The cast of drama students of Center-Stanton High School took home the regional championship on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Regional One-Act Play Festival held in Hazen. They performed “After Hours” by Kevin Stone by special arrangement with Pioneer Publishing, Inc., Englewood, Colo.

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