Club leaders and members alike will soon celebrate community service, a sense of family, learning new skills and responsible living when National 4-H week comes around October 2-8.
Beulah firefighters recently had a chance to expand their experience when they went through training exercises.
Years ago Mercer County experienced a wave of new development that had the coal industry and residents working to try to find compromises that would benefit everyone. Now, with the oil patch creeping closer on the horizon, those experiences from the past could help usher in safer oil development likely in the county’s future.
Large-scale development and an influx of workers has affected Dunn County for a number of years, forcing officials to react to new challenges that come up when the oil patch sets in. As the oil patch slowly creeps east into eastern Dunn County and potentially crossing into Mercer County in the future, some officials spoke about lessons learned concerning oil patch development.