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

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.

Posted 6/24/09 (Wed) read more »

Board approves admin., auxiliary salaries

At a special meeting on June 16, the Beulah Public School Board approved new salary schedules for administrative and auxiliary staff.

Posted 6/24/09 (Wed) read more »

A tale of two cities: Beulah passes, Hazen fails utility vote

The votes are tallied and certified. The election held last week on June 11 in both Beulah and Hazen to allow the cities to form a municipal utility with the purpose of owning or leasing a natural gas pipeline distribution system within each city.

Posted 6/17/09 (Wed) read more »

Board, teachers agree to contract

At its regular meeting June 11, the Beulah Public School Board ratified a contract with the Beulah Education Association that will govern teacher salaries and benefits for the next two school years. The teachers will see significant gains in their wages with an increase base wage plus an across the board wage increase. The agreement marks a continuation of a recent trend of reasonably amicable negotiations between the school district and the teachers.

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 »

Virtual Relay for Life nears 2009 goal

If there was any doubt that people in Coal Country care about funding a cure for cancer, there can be no doubt after the 2009 Relay for Life event. Come winter storm after winter storm, devastating spring flood waters and another blizzard on top of that and people still found it in their hearts to donate money for the cure – $27,415.87 and still counting.

Posted 6/10/09 (Wed) read more »

City not to run utility

In a special election on Tuesday, Beulah residents will vote whether or not to allow the city to form a municipal utility that could bring natural gas service into the city. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Beulah Civic Center to answer the question. For those not able to go to the polls, absentee ballots can be picked up at Beulah City Hall.

Posted 6/03/09 (Wed) read more »

City not to run utility

In a special election on Tuesday, Beulah residents will vote whether or not to allow the city to form a municipal utility that could bring natural gas service into the city. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Beulah Civic Center to answer the question. For those not able to go to the polls, absentee ballots can be picked up at Beulah City Hall.

Posted 6/03/09 (Wed) read more »

The dollars and sense of natural gas conversion

If voters from Beulah and Hazen say “yes” in a special election Tuesday on whether or not to establish a natural gas municipal utility in Mercer County what does that mean to local residents? Local businesses? Pocket books?

Posted 6/03/09 (Wed) read more »

County 11 bridge causes concern

The old iron bridge spanning the Knife River a few miles south of Zap was built in 1908, according to the heavy, rusted iron nameplate that Ralph Johnson saved. The outdated bridge was torn down, and a new concrete structure was put in its place in 1971. Johnson has concerns about the current bridge, and spring flooding didn’t help matters.

Posted 5/27/09 (Wed) read more »