Center Republican

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.

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If you own a vacant house in Center, chances are a housing inspector has found it doesn’t comply with the International Code of 2006, and you may be asked to formulate a plan on what to do with it.

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As far back as Budd Henderscheid, 85, can recall, he has been filled with a love for airplanes. That love, which began as a mere boy, grew into a dream to soar through the clouds.

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In seven years, the annual American Bikers Aiming Toward Education benefit poker run has helped out individuals who were in great need of financial assistance due to big bills stemming from medical difficulties.

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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.

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Harold and Delma Wilkens, Budd Henderscheid, Louise Pfliger and her daughters Jean, Arlyce, Judy, Claudia, Sheryl and Charlene, were honored last week by the Center Community Club for their lifetime of service to the community.

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Clarence (Mike) Burcham, 44, was arrested June 11 in Center for the 1993 murder of a Moorhead, Minn., woman, Sharon Stafford. Stafford and Burcham were neighbors at the time of her death.

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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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