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.
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.
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.
According to Oliver County Road Supervisor Bruce Nelson, there are about 700 sites on county roads that were damaged this past winter.
Although she’s only been on the job for a month, Lisa Reichenberg has been very busy learning the duties of Director of Emergency Services of Oliver County. Reichenberg, hired by the Oliver County Commission, began her job June 16, replacing Sally Jons, who resigned after six and a half years on the job.
Center Librarian Milissa Meckle declared the 2009 Center Library Children’s Book Week a huge success with 86 children and 13 junior and senior high school and parent helpers attending.