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Mercer County Fair has arrived

It’s a fair time of year. The Mercer County Fair will take place Thursday through Sunday at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Beulah. Thursday, the fair’s opening day, is highlighted by a 4-H and FFA poultry show and rabbit show at 2 p.m., opening of the Mighty Thomas Carnival at 4 p.m. and the rockin’ sound of The Johnny Holm Band at 9 p.m.

Posted 6/23/10 (Wed) read more »

Reunion to go off with a bang

The rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air – this year it won’t just commemorate the United States 234th birthday but the Beulah Public School All Class Reunion.

Posted 6/23/10 (Wed) read more »

County voter turnout ‘very good’

The official 2010 Primary election results are in. Voter turnout was below average statewide, with roughly 20 percent of North Dakota’s nearly 503,000 eligible voters casting their ballots. In Mercer County, however, about 44 percent of 5,300 active voters cast their ballots either via mail or at the Stanton polling site on June 8. In the 2008 Primary election, a total of 1,371 ballots were cast.

Posted 6/16/10 (Wed) read more »

Laying Old Glory to rest

In the warm summer sun, members of Boy Scout Troop 1019 gathered in Riverside Park to conduct a solemn and dignified ceremony – consigning worn and tattered U.S. and North Dakota flags to the flames.

Posted 6/16/10 (Wed) read more »

The sky’s limit at the Annual Beulah Fly-In

For about 20 years, the Annual Beulah Fly-in has treated children of all ages to the magic of flight. On Saturday, June 19, the Beulah Airport will host the public and pilots from around the region and offer free plane rides, breakfast, demonstrations and other entertainment for the whole family. The event starts at 8 a.m. MDT and goes until noon. In the past as many as 500 people have attended the event.

Posted 6/09/10 (Wed) read more »

Beulah pool opens Thursday

The Beulah Aquatic Center will be open for its first full season of business Thurday, June 3.

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »

Beulah homes to be reassessed in June

Over the next few weeks, residents of Beulah can expect a few visitors. The city is doing a reassessment of all the properties within city limits, city planner John Phillips said. Assessors from Vanguard Appraisals, Inc. will start visiting residences on Monday, June 14. The purpose of the reassessment is to bring the assessed values of properties, which are the basis of property taxes, into balance with prices being paid in the current housing market in Beulah.

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »

County commission deals with broken bridge dilemma

The Mercer County Commission looked into the case of the broken bridge at its regular meeting May 19.

Posted 5/26/10 (Wed) read more »

Finding family in the farthest places

Dena Kemmet knows family is important, even when that family isn’t related by blood. Kemmet’s parents, Phyllis and Larry Norman, were missionaries to Haiti in the early 1990s, until political unrest made the country unsafe for them. During the seven years they were there, they fostered two boys, Pierre and Carlos, that Kemmet came to regard as her brothers. So when the one of the biggest earthquakes of all time ravaged the island, her thoughts went to them immediately.

Posted 5/26/10 (Wed) read more »

Sundae special with a side of humor

Members of the Beulah High School drama class held a fundraiser for the Women's Action Resource Center last Sunday. Audience members were entertained with two comedies after bringing a non-perishable food item for WARC.

Posted 5/21/10 (Fri) read more »