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U.S. DOT opens time zone public comment period

The U.S. Department of Transportation has opened the public comment period to allow for public input on a potential switch from Mountain time to Central time in Mercer County.

Posted 3/10/10 (Wed) read more »

Mercer County 2010 census forms being distributed

Well, it’s that time of the decade again. This month, 2010 census forms – touted as 10 questions in 10 minutes – will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. On the local level in Mercer County, form delivery began March 1, according to Mercer County Complete Count Committee member Cindy Johnson.

Posted 3/03/10 (Wed) read more »

Commissioners, Cascade get on the same page

All eyes are on the prize. The path leading to that prize, however, seemed a bit blurry until the Hazen City Commission meeting Monday evening.

Posted 3/03/10 (Wed) read more »

Weather will determine Knife River flood levels

According to the National Weather Service, the question isn’t whether or not the Knife River will flood this spring, it is will the river get high enough to cause significant damage.

Posted 2/24/10 (Wed) read more »

Time zone hearing scheduled

It’s about time. A public hearing to help decide the fate of all Mercer County clocks has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 14 at Hazen City Hall in Hazen.

Posted 2/24/10 (Wed) read more »

Benefit for Brittni Feb. 28

“Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.” In “The Outsiders,” a novel by S.E. Hinton, it’s Johnny’s dying wish for his friend, Ponyboy, to stay true to who he is. For Brittni Thieling of Stanton, 19, the saying, tattooed on the inside of her wrists, is an uplifting daily reminder.

Posted 2/17/10 (Wed) read more »

Beulah to get river gauge by spring

In preparation for the snowmelt this spring, and all future springs, the Mercer County Water Resource Board in their monthly meeting last Thursday afternoon approved the purchase of a seasonal water discharge gauge to help the United States Geological Survey monitor the Knife River in Beulah.

Posted 2/17/10 (Wed) read more »

Beach still No. 1 … for now

Hazen knows the feeling well. The Bison girls basketball team can easily remember what the pressure was like to be undefeated and at the top of the media polls. This time last year the Bison were living the dream.

Posted 2/10/10 (Wed) read more »

Still Valentines after many years together

What makes a Valentine long lasting? It could be a flower, a card or a simple gesture of touching hands. No matter what it is, the thoughts and gestures that go with day to day life are what these long married couples say is what makes it lasting.

Posted 2/10/10 (Wed) read more »

Citizens urged to ‘prepare like last year’ for flooding

Hazen third-grader Delmar Schramm’s class picnic was snowed out in the spring of 1947.

Posted 2/10/10 (Wed) read more »