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Harvest Fest’s reluctant royalty

From tree shelterbelts, blood drives, Girl Scout camp and the hospital auxiliary turkey dinner, to the maintenance of county roads and Memorial Day services – it would be difficult to find something within Mercer County that doesn’t have Lyle or Lil Latimers’ fingerprints on it.

Posted 9/02/09 (Wed) read more »

Hazen’s fall party is ready to roll

Area farmers can usually relax during Hazen’s Harvest Fest, as the small grain crops are off the field and sold or tucked safely away in storage.

Posted 9/02/09 (Wed) read more »

Commission takes their last look at the 2010 city budget

In two fell swoops, the Hazen City Commission worked their way through the city’s 2010 preliminary budget and readied it for finalization.

Posted 8/26/09 (Wed) read more »

Greener fairways in Hazen Golf Course’s future

As the dirty water retreated, slowly and mercifully, back into the banks of the Knife River – sleepless nights and headaches began for the Hazen Golf Club Board and the club’s members.

Posted 8/26/09 (Wed) read more »

Hazen schools are ready again for 2009-2010

New flooring, bigger lockers, renovated bathrooms, upgraded whiteboards – but, (sigh), there will still be learning to do for Hazen students beginning the 2009-2010 school year Thursday, Aug. 27.

Posted 8/19/09 (Wed) read more »

A ‘balancing’ act: City takes first whack at budget

Get out your calculators and sharpen your pencils, because ’tis the season for numbers crunching as the Hazen City Commission began work on their preliminary budget for 2010.

Posted 8/19/09 (Wed) read more »

25 years at the forefront of an industry and counting

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 »

A story of mutual growth, 25 years in the making

James Miller, 76, enjoys his coffee, and doesn’t at all mind making mail runs. He is simply happy to have his independence.

Posted 8/05/09 (Wed) read more »

Commission awards bid for sewer project

After one swinging strike, the city might have gotten a hit. After being forced by the N.D. Century Code to re-bid a sewer bore project in southeast Hazen because the low bid was more than 45 percent over the engineer’s first estimate, the Hazen City Commission approved a contractor’s bid for the sewer bore project in southwest Hazen at their meeting Monday evening.

Posted 8/05/09 (Wed) read more »

Commission puts final touches on nursery property

In a special meeting Monday evening, the Hazen City Commission approved the rezoning of both the land where the nursery currently sits in west Hazen, and the property that will hold the future nursery.

Posted 7/29/09 (Wed) read more »