The first week of school went smoothly, superintendent Rob Lech said. “As a matter of fact, in the years of being a superintendent this has been a very smooth start to the year,” Lech said. “I think that is always positive. Students are starting school with an understanding of the expectation of them. There is some consistency in the staff and the administration. I think all of that has made a very smooth beginning of the year.”
The current stretch of hot weather may have most people in Beulah huddling by their air conditioners, but it has proven a double blessing for farmers. Dry weather has allowed the harvest of small grains to move fairly quickly while the heat has pushed row crops to maturity.
The countdown is beginning for the youth of Beulah as the lazy, hazy days of summer wind to an end. The stores are filled with back-to-school shoppers as the soon to be students are decked out with a new wardrobe, pencils, notebooks and all the implements they will need to face the challenges of a new grade.
In action directed at avoiding a “gray area” in North Dakota law, the government entities that comprise what is known as Coal Conversion Counties, are looking at a joint powers agreement. That agreement, now before the Beulah City Council, would change the way the coal counties address the State Legislature.