Center Republican

Center-Stanton Public School District voters re-elected incumbents Cynthia Berger, Stanton, and Nathan Henke, Center, to serve another three-year term on the school board at the election on June 9. Voters approved publishing the school board minutes in the Center Republican with 190 yes votes and one vote in opposition.

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Melvin Sorstokke picked 1936 to take over the family farm. The country was deep into the Great Depression. North Dakota experienced its coldest temperature of 60 degrees below in February and the hottest of 121 degrees in July. “And it was probably the driest year North Dakota ever saw,” Melvin said.

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Center is another step closer to having its first structure built in the Hazel Miner Addition. After a public hearing June 1, the Center City Council approved the issuance of bonds totaling $600,000 to support the Center Housing Authority plan to build a four-plex town house style structure in the addition.

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The Center-Stanton School Board will have an election for two expired seats on the board from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. CDT Tuesday, June 9 in two locations. One polling place will be at the Center-Stanton High School and the other will be in the former Stanton School Commons area.

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June 4, 2009

Good Old Days

Bring the family, young and old alike. There’s something for everyone as Oliver County will “Remember the Good Old Days,” marking its 104th Old Settlers Days Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 12-14 in Center. Sponsored by the Center Community Club, the three-day event has something to please anyone of any age, from 1 to 100.

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Remember the Country Cousins, Mike Dosch, the 5 K’s? Ada Klindworth does, especially the last group of singers since they are her five oldest children.

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The 22 members of the Center-Stanton Class of 2009 stepped out the front of the high school one final time as students. The graduates are now free to go out into the wide world and blaze their own path.

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Wind turbines ranked high on the Oliver County Commissioners’ agenda during their monthly meeting May 7 in Center. Frank Rahne and Jim Atkinson, representing Minnesota Power, presented their company’s plan to construct 16 wind turbines in 2010 and another 17 in 2011. Each wind turbine would generate 2.3 megawatts.

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There are more than 700 sites in need of road repair in Oliver County, according to Road Supervisor Bruce Nelson. Oliver County Commissioners heard the report at the May 7 meeting held in Center.

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The Center City Council approved a resolution proposed at the May 4 meeting by the Housing Authority that the city support Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $600,000.

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