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Salary vote makes for budget aches, woes

A vote rejecting the city’s plan for employee salary increases created problems as the Beulah City Council reviewed its preliminary budget on Monday.

Posted 9/30/09 (Wed) read more »

Yields up, protein down as harvest continues in decreasing autumn

The wet spring and summer is paying dividends for farmers as small grain yields around the area are excellent. But that same cool wet weather could be costing some money as protein levels are low.

Posted 9/23/09 (Wed) read more »

County public health flu immunizations localized to Beulah

Changes have been made to the usual routine for flu shots provided by Mercer County Public Health offices, a Custer Health District service. The Beulah Civic Center will be the only location of the public health Seasonal Immunization Clinic that in past years traveled to each community in the county.

Posted 9/23/09 (Wed) read more »

Property line problem moving toward an estimated $12,000 survey solution

Survey errors that prevented a home sale on Beulah’s western edge should be cleared up soon as the affected landowners have agreed to all chip in to replat the Moens Parcel Addition subdivision, which borders the west side of State Highway 49.

Posted 9/16/09 (Wed) read more »

Work begins on water pipeline

Motorists taking State Highway 200 past Beulah may have noticed a large stockpile of pipes sitting near the intersection with State Highway 49. They might have also noticed more pipe sitting in the ditches as they headed west to Zap. All that pipe is finally going to be installed.

Posted 9/16/09 (Wed) read more »

Residents bring drainage issues to county

Throughout 10 years of relatively little moisture, water flowed mostly where it was supposed to flow. Huge amounts of snowmelt this past spring, however, exposed drainage problem areas that must be remedied before another flood event occurs – and two Beulah residents visited the Mercer County Commission last Wednesday to express a few of their concerns.

Posted 9/09/09 (Wed) read more »

Wanted – warm, dry sunny days

An extended stretch of warm, dry days would be a big help to area farmers, Craig Askim, Mercer County Extension Agent said. Cool damp evenings have pushed an already late crop even further behind.

Posted 9/09/09 (Wed) read more »

Hoffner tapped to head banker’s group

Gordon H. Hoffner, president of the Union Bank of Beulah has been selected to be president of the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota.

Posted 9/02/09 (Wed) read more »

A different agenda for the Farmers Union

Every year in September, members of the North Dakota Farmers Union participate in an annual fly-in to Washington, D.C., to lobby members of Congress. Most years, the agenda is usually directly related to agricultural issues such as the farm bill or disaster assistance. This year, other issues are overshadowing the group’s traditional agenda.

Posted 9/02/09 (Wed) read more »

Lightning shatters Golden Valley farm home and barn

Jim Erdman was just getting up. His wife Gayle already had a cup of coffee and was watching television. It seemed like a normal day at the farmhouse a mile east of Golden Valley.

Posted 8/26/09 (Wed) read more »