Beulah Beacon News

Usually crowded, this year's Mercer County general election ballot will be relatively bare come Nov. 4. But that doesn't lessen its importance in the least bit.

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A couple early season losses to Carrington and Watford City had many people posing big question marks on the Beulah football team this year.

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The first oil well drilling permit was issued in Mercer County to Brigham Oil & Gas, headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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The phone has been ringing off the hook at the Mercer County Auditor's office with people wondering where their Vote by Mail ballot application is for the November General Election. It was announced by the auditor's office last week that the applications were in the mail. Some received theirs, others haven't.

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September 25, 2008

KRCC signs administrator

The Knife River Care Center has hired a new administrator. Fred Stern, president of the Knife River Care Center Board of Directors, first made the announcement to staff at the local care center last Tuesday.

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September 25, 2008

Want to vote in November

Mercer County voters take notice: If you want to vote in the November General Election, you have only two options: Vote by Mail or go to the only polling place in the county the Mercer County Courthouse in Stanton. The polls will be open at the Mercer County Courthouse from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., MDT, Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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September 18, 2008

BHS pilots video cameras

Newly installed security cameras at Beulah High School have taken the school a step forward to enhance the safety of students.
The system, approved several months ago by the Beulah School Board, offers 22 cameras in various locations of the school.
ďWe want to keep our kids safe and our building safe,Ē Superintendent of Schools Rob Lech said.

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After some discussion about whether a proposed letter of intent was simply that or a memorandum of understanding, the Beulah City Council voted to draft its own letter of response to parties interested in bringing natural gas to the city.

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Rising cost of fuel for city vehicles, propane and electricity for city buildings and an estimated 25 percent increase in employee medical insurance rates are the targeted increases in Beulahís 2009 preliminary budget approved by the City Council Sept. 2. The budget followed a special budget meeting called by the mayor to give councilmen time to hash out the details aside from a regular meeting.

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In the span of time, 25 years is a long time to commit to something. Itís more time than some commit to a marriage, more time than most commit to a single job.
Itís half the time Albert Aanderud has committed to marriage with his wife of nearly 50 years, Adeline. And itís the time Albert has committed to serving his city, Beulah, as a city councilman. On Aug. 18, Albert stepped down, retiring from city service after 25 years.

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