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School board, staff reach agreements on salary

It hasn’t come quickly and it hasn’t come easily, but the Hazen School Board and Hazen Education Association gained some ground in negotiations in a special meeting last Wednesday afternoon at the Hazen Elementary School.

Posted 7/08/09 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County states its case

Mercer County officials and city representatives met with personnel from the North Dakota Department of Transportation Thursday morning in Bismarck to make their case face-to-face as to why a 10-mile stretch of County Road 21 should be on the state highway system.

Posted 7/01/09 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County Fair trumps inclement weather

Fair organizers had everything ready to go for this past weekend’s 35th annual Mercer County Fair, and everything went according to plan.

Posted 7/01/09 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County Fair trumps inclement weather

Fair organizers had everything ready to go for this past weekend’s 35th annual Mercer County Fair, and everything went according to plan.

Posted 7/01/09 (Wed) read more »

Hazen Public Pool suffers setback, opening soon

With less-than-desirable temperatures and even snowflakes accompanying this year’s late spring, the opening of the Hazen Public Pool has experienced its share of setbacks

Posted 6/24/09 (Wed) read more »

It’s time for the 35th annual Mercer County Fair

It’s here, the Mercer County Fair will run its full course Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 25-28 with all its county glory, ready to delight children from 1-100. The fairgrounds located in Beulah along Seventh Street Northeast are filled with colorful lights, cotton candy, children, laughter, FFA and 4-H entries and more including carnival rides.

Posted 6/24/09 (Wed) read more »

‘The Music Man’ set to take the stage June 25-27

The cast and crew that comprise Sakakawea South Shore Community Theater are ready to provide talented performances of “The Music Man,” taking the stage beginning at 7:30 p.m. June 25-27 at the Hazen High School Theater.

Posted 6/17/09 (Wed) read more »

A tale of two cities: Beulah passes, Hazen fails natural gas

The votes are tallied and certified. The special election held in both Beulah and Hazen to allow the cities to form a municipal utility for the purpose of owning or leasing a natural gas pipeline distribution system within each city passed in Beulah 205 to 95 – while

Posted 6/17/09 (Wed) read more »

County takes their time on decision to petition DOT

With time on the agenda at last Wednesday’s Mercer County Commission meeting, the commission decided to take more time on their decision on whether or not to petition the Department of Transportation to transfer Mercer County from Mountain time to Central time.

Posted 6/10/09 (Wed) read more »

Rain postpones Cops and Kids Fishing Derby

Persistent downpours over the weekend put a hold on the third annual Cops and Kids Fishing Derby last weekend but, weather permitting, little fishers will get another chance this Saturday. Held at Harmony Lake north of Hazen, the Mercer County Peace Officers Association is taking advantage of the free fishing day provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to lure young fishermen to the small watering hole.

Posted 6/10/09 (Wed) read more »