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Hazen High School 2009 Homecoming Week set

What’s your favorite school homecoming week memory? Dressing up all crazy for school? The dance following Friday night’s football game? The outpouring of school pride seen in school and throughout town?

Posted 10/07/09 (Wed) read more »

Fire takes rural Hazen home

The home of Melvin and Carol Hays Maas, about 10 miles south of Hazen, was destroyed by fire Friday, Oct. 2 afternoon. The couple was injured in the blaze and are in a Minneapolis hospital.

Posted 10/07/09 (Wed) read more »

Legislation: Private property owners out of heritage area

At first, you couldn’t get out if you had wanted to. Now, it looks like you would have to ask to be let in.

Posted 9/30/09 (Wed) read more »

Financial picture a ‘scary’ one for Sakakawea Hospice

Sakakawea Hospice provides care and support for patients and their families coping with terminal illness, enhancing and expanding the existing support system of a family.

Posted 9/30/09 (Wed) read more »

Time change now up to DOT

In a brief but tense flurry of business, the Mercer County Commission decided at their regular meeting last Wednesday to petition the Department of Transportation to switch Mercer County from Mountain to Central time zone.

Posted 9/23/09 (Wed) read more »

County public health flu immunizations

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 »

Parking lot maintenance in question

Mercer County Meals on Wheels served 12,681 total meals in 2008 to senior citizens throughout the county – 5,546 congregate meals at the senior citizens centers and senior housing, and 7,135 home-delivered meals, according to Linda Oestreich, director of Mercer-McLean Counties Meals on Wheels.

Posted 9/16/09 (Wed) read more »

3 feet of bypass freeboard?

In what would be a major development in Hazen’s quest to keep the State Highway 200 Bypass recognized as a levee, engineers will likely know soon whether the bypass can be shown to have 3 feet of freeboard – one of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s major requirements when recognizing accredited levees.

Posted 9/16/09 (Wed) read more »

Wanted – extra warm, dry sunny days before harvest

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 »

Bank stabilization benefits 2 entities

Massive chunk by massive chunk, the Knife River clawed within feet of County Road 18 following the major flood event this past spring. While eating toward the road, the rapid erosion also threatened sites of great historic significance to Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.

Posted 9/09/09 (Wed) read more »