Center Republican

The first Center-Stanton School Board meeting of the fiscal year in July began with housekeeping chores as the board prepared for the 2008-09 school. Board Chairman Rick Schmidt will continue to serve as board chairman after a nomination by fellow board member Chris Christianson and unanimous agreement by the remaining board.

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The Center City Council has approved the request to transfer the Der Imbiss on-sale and Sunday opening liquor license to possible new owners, should a pending sale of the business go through.

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Are you not quite ready to give up on summer yet? Labor Day weekend just wasn’t enough of a vacation to count? Are you begging for just one more opportunity to snag that whopper before cleaning up the boat and putting it in storage for the winter?

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Gas & Snacks is now Corner Express of Stanton. As of Aug. 11, Stanton’s only gas station is under the ownership of Gus and Sharon Rud of Rud Oil and Propane Company, Center, and has been open since Aug. 12.

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The school bell will ring at Center-Stanton schools at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 for an estimated 220 students in grades kindergarten through 12, bringing the 2008-09 school year to a start. Teachers and administration will hold in-service workshops Aug. 18-19 in preparation for the term.

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“We’ve been very diligent in trying to put together this fitness center. City council has been very supportive until last Monday night.” That was the reaction of Fit-4-Life committee member Libbie Johnson, to the last line in a story about the Center City Council that appeared on the front page of last week’s Republican.

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Normally the scene at the Center Golden Age Club on Main Street is of people playing cards, putting together puzzles and having a pleasant lunch. As of Aug. 16 though, that scene has moved temporarily to the Betty Hagel Memorial Civic Center because the club building is undergoing a long needed renovation.

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