Beulah Beacon News

The story of Tuesday, Aug. 17 ends in heartbreak. On that day, 30-year-old Pete Jensen of Hazen lost his life after the boat in which he was riding was overturned in choppy lake conditions.

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Phil Eastgate has been the face of Beulah’s School Board for more than 20 years. During last week’s monthly meeting, Eastgate decided it was time to step down from the position with a year remaining in his term.

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August 19, 2010

Old KRCC building sold

With energy expenses alone costing more than $55,000 per year, the Knife River Care Center was motivated to find a buyer for its former facility on Central Avenue. This week it found one.

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Piping natural gas into Beulah and Hazen could be back on the table again.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Beulah Chamber of Commerce will be going crazy Aug. 5 and 6 as Crazy Days makes its return as a two-day event.

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July 29, 2010

Phillips to step down

Beulah City Planner John Phillips has submitted his resignation to the Beulah City Council effective Dec. 31. Phillips will be joining Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota as a real estate development specialist.

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The Halliday School Board tabled a recommendation from Superintendent Dale Gilje to start preparing to shut down the school after the 2010-11 school year.

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