Every year in September, members of the North Dakota Farmers Union participate in an annual fly-in to Washington, D.C., to lobby members of Congress. Most years, the agenda is usually directly related to agricultural issues such as the farm bill or disaster assistance. This year, other issues are overshadowing the group’s traditional agenda.
Beulah, like many schools in North Dakota, has an impressive record of graduating its seniors so they are equipped to pursue further education or enter the workforce. But the school district could still do even better, said Superintendent Rob Lech.
Jim Erdman was just getting up. His wife Gayle already had a cup of coffee and was watching television. It seemed like a normal day at the farmhouse a mile east of Golden Valley.
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.”
The Beulah Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Dawg Day on Wednesday, Aug. 19 on Main Street. The festivities will get underway with a Ping Pong Ball Drop at 9 a.m. The balls will be marked and can be returned to the participating merchants for sponsored prizes. A pet parade will commence at 11 a.m. with the top pets winning $50, $25 and $10 in Beulah Bucks.
The Beulah Public School paid its final bills of the 2008-09 school year and then adjourned, only to turn around and reconvene to officially start the 2009-10 school year. One big difference is that property tax payers in the school district will be bearing less of the burden this year.