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County voter turnout proves to be ‘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 »

Time zone comment period ends Monday

Haven’t yet had your say? You have until Monday to let your voice be heard on whether or not Mercer County should move from the Mountain to Central time zone.

Posted 6/09/10 (Wed) read more »

Hazen swimming pool is open

That sweet summer relief that only a swimming pool can provide is now available. The Hazen Public Swimming Pool opened Tuesday for the 2010 season.

Posted 6/09/10 (Wed) read more »

The price of freedom

Col. James Unterseher’s words, taken from Abraham Lincoln’s famed “Gettysburg Address,” rang throughout the room:

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »

Primary Election Day on Tuesday

Election Day draws nigh. Mercer County voters have two options to cast their ballot in Tuesday’s Primary Election: Vote By Mail or travel to the county seat, Stanton.

Posted 6/02/10 (Wed) read more »

‘All gave some,some gave all’

In our ever-busy lives, we sometimes forget to take a moment and give thanks to and honor those whom we owe our freedom. Take that moment Monday, when area communities will each be holding their respective Memorial Day Services Monday.

Posted 5/26/10 (Wed) read more »

Hazen High School graduates the Class

“It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right. I hope you had the time of your life.” - Billie Jo Armstrong, Green Day They’re the lyrics to Green Day’s hit tune “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” and they’re sure to strike a nostalgic chord within each and every graduating senior as it’s sung at Hazen High School’s 2010 graduation, which begins at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at HHS gym.

Posted 5/26/10 (Wed) read more »

One season ends, another set to go

The 2009-2010 Hazen Concert Series concert season came to a fantastic end with a performance by the Harry James Orchestra April 27 at the Hazen High School Theater. Though if you missed it, not to fret: The 2010-2011 Hazen Concert Series lineup is all ready to go.

Posted 5/19/10 (Wed) read more »

City locks in loan for hotel project

There is still much work to be done – but one small, necessary part of the process to bring a second hotel to Hazen has been completed.

Posted 5/19/10 (Wed) read more »

Cops and Kids Fishing Derby this Saturday

The Mercer County Peace Officers Association is sponsoring the fourth Annual Cops and Kids Fishing Derby from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 22 at Harmony Lake, six miles north of Hazen, for children 12 and younger. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Posted 5/19/10 (Wed) read more »