Center Republican

Let’s see. What did I do on my summer vacation? Played video games, went shopping, caught some sun, and, oh yeah, toured Europe. When 12 Center-Stanton girls returned to school this fall, they certainly didn’t have to think too hard to compose that pleonastic essay in English class.

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Small or large, a flock needs tending. A good shepherd ministers his flock by leading them to nourishment that will enrich the body and soul. He shares his wisdom as guidance and offers a caring heart for comfort.

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The Center-Stanton Public School administration discussed preparations for the upcoming school year at the board meeting Aug. 13.

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When that first bell of the new school term rings next week, a new face will be in the halls of Center-Stanton High School greeting the students as they walk through the front door.

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Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. will hold a public open house from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Betty Hagel Memorial Civic Center in Center.

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The Center City Council discussed vacant building plans brought forward by property owners at its monthly meeting Aug. 3. At last month’s meeting, the council had given individual property owners Lee Benjamin, Myron Brown and Carla Anderson 30 days to come forward with plans for structures that the city inspector had deemed out of compliance with the International Building Code. The city uses this as a guide for inspection of buildings.

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You get little value for $6 these days, but at the Oliver County Fair, $6 will get you an entire day of fun from morning to night.

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When it comes to showing they care, the people of Center do so in many ways, so many times. They do it because they know the difference support can make in the many causes that come abruptly into people’s lives.

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Four months ago, living along the Knife River wasn’t anything to celebrate. But since memories of the river’s rowdy spring behavior are beginning to fade into the blue summer sky, residents from Mercer County and beyond are ready to party at the annual Knife River Days Saturday and Sunday in Stanton.

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When school begins this fall, Center-Stanton Schools are expecting an estimated 210 students to walk through the doors. This might sound like a fair number for a rural school district to some. However, for a district that has successfully offered a better than average education for many years, the slowly decreasing number of students is disheartening.

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