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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 »

Setting a high bar – no dropouts

Beulah, like many schools in North Dakota, has an impressive record of graduating its seniors so they are equipped to pursue further education or enter the workforce. But the school district could still do even better, said Superintendent Rob Lech.

Posted 8/26/09 (Wed) read more »

Questions polite but pointed at Conrad event

Politics and pork were on the menu as Sen. Kent Conrad talked health care and energy policy at the Beulah Civic Center on Saturday.

Posted 8/19/09 (Wed) read more »

Pool closes with some conflict

The Beulah Water Park closed abruptly for the season on Monday. Pool manager Laura Sandberg cited conflicts with the board overseeing the water park as her reason for resigning.

Posted 8/19/09 (Wed) read more »

Dawg Day coming for downtown party

The Beulah Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Dawg Day on Wednesday, Aug. 19 on Main Street. The festivities will get underway with a Ping Pong Ball Drop at 9 a.m. The balls will be marked and can be returned to the participating merchants for sponsored prizes. A pet parade will commence at 11 a.m. with the top pets winning $50, $25 and $10 in Beulah Bucks.

Posted 8/12/09 (Wed) read more »

25 years and counting at the forefront of an industry

It was the last place you wanted to be at 4 p.m. Mountain time on any given day in 1979. “You didn’t want to be going the opposite direction than traffic was in the morning or the afternoon,” Antelope Valley Station Plant Manager John Jacobs said. “There were so many vehicles heading to work or away from work, local people tried to time trips around those times of day.”

Posted 8/12/09 (Wed) read more »

School starts off the year with lower taxes

The Beulah Public School paid its final bills of the 2008-09 school year and then adjourned, only to turn around and reconvene to officially start the 2009-10 school year. One big difference is that property tax payers in the school district will be bearing less of the burden this year.

Posted 8/05/09 (Wed) read more »