Center Republican

October 1, 2009

Golf course safe found

The safe taken in a burglary at the Square Butte Creek Golf Course Aug. 30 has been found.

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Two Oliver County landowners disputing over a quarter-line road have asked the County Commission to help solve the problem. The road was built on land owned by one landowner, but used by the other to access his farmstead.

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Oliver County Tax Director Jacky Schulte has had quite a year as she continues the work required by the state to update real estate values. While most people understand that she is only doing what she is told, some haven’t been as understanding.

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The Center City Council agreed to set a reward of 10 percent of the cost of vandalism damage with a cap of $1,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for damage to city park property. This reward also includes the recent burglary at the city-owned Square Butte Creek Golf Course Clubhouse.

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September 17, 2009

CSHS goal: improve ACT

Keeping a watchful eye on the education of young minds at Center-Stanton High School, new Principal Curt Pierce reported Sept. 10 to school board members that Center-Stanton students had lower ACT scores than the state average in some areas of instruction for 2008-09.

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Dave Porsborg fired up his John Deere 9600 combine Aug. 25 and roared into a field of barley shearing a 30-foot span. He went to the end of the field, turned around, came back and stopped. He did a test by putting kernels into a gadget that records the percent of moisture within seconds. Too high. He tried another field nearby, stopped and again checked the moisture. Too high.

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A city doesn’t run by itself. It takes many minds, many hands, many good, caring people who are willing to take on the challenges of an overwhelming task.

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“Is he the best golfer in the world, Grandpa?” “He’s the god of golf.” The story begins in April when my son-in-law Ron Kalvoda mentioned during our morning jog that the PGA Championship was scheduled to be played at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minn., Aug. 13-16.

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Tracy Peterson has joined the Center-Stanton School District staff as full-time school guidance counselor. Previously the district shared a counselor with Washburn and Wilton. The school board approved the move to full time this past winter.

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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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