Center Republican

By Kathy Tandberg More than 23 million American veterans were honored during Veterans Day Tuesday. Many more have already left this earth for the final home. The numbers remaining decreases each year. War by today's numbers, according to 2007 U.S. census records: * 4, (unverified by the Veterans Department) World War I veterans *2.9 million, the number that served in World War II (1941-1945) * 3 million, the number that served in the Korean War (1950-1953) 7.9 million, the number that served in the Vietnam War era (1964-1975) 5 million, the number that served the Gulf War (1990-present) 6.1 million, the number of peacetime veterans 9.3 million, the number of veterans age 65 and older Of these, 263,000 served in World War II and the Korean War; 315,000 served during both the Korean and Vietnam wars; 69,000 served during in all three wars. A further look shows 9.3 million, the number of veterans age 65 or older in 2007.

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By Kathy Tandberg The first major snowstorm of the winter hit Center and the area late Wednesday night, Nov. 5, starting out with more than 2 inches of heavy rainfall according to the National Weather Service, turning to snow as temperatures dropped. The result was approximately 10 inches of snowfall, giving Center-Stanton School students the first storm day of the 2008-09 school term. Classes were also cancelled Friday.

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Unofficial election results for Oliver County Oliver County voters had their say Tuesday when they headed to the polls to cast their ballots in the 2008 General Election. The unofficial tally is in, with 1,054 ballots cast within the county's seven precincts.

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By Tim Erhardt The monthly Center City Council meeting got off to a contentious beginning Nov. 3 as Doug Thomas issued a complaint concerning landscaping that was done this past summer. He spoke on behalf of this mother, Cathy Thomas, who owns the property. Landscaping needed to be done around the mobile home because drainage was a problem in the area.

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A dream started by a few has grown into a reality for many. And after almost four years, the Fit-4-Life board members are seeing that dream near completion as the community gym puts the finishing touches on its remodel of the Center Civic Center basement and prepares to open Nov. 10. The gym is having an open house from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 29-30 in the Civic Center basement.

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Voters will head to the polls next week on Tuesday, Nov. 4 for the 2008 General Election. In Center, polls will be open from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. CST

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Time after time, he's read about it in the national and local newspapers and it saddens him. All too often he sees it come across his desk. And, he's had enough.

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Do North Dakota Class B schools with enrollments larger than other Class B schools have an unfair advantage in basketball? Class B fans have debated that question for years. That question is again before the North Dakota High School Activities Association and how to resolve it.

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In a world of competitive times, it seems that Oliver County faces similar issues as other businesses when it comes to keeping good employees with a competitive salary. Clerk of Court/Recorder Kim Wilkens asked Oliver County commissioners to keep that in mind as they are faced with the possibility of losing the Deputy Recorder/Deputy Clerk of Court because of a job offer she has received with higher wages.

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