Beulah Beacon News

In the warm summer sun, members of Boy Scout Troop 1019 gathered in Riverside Park to conduct a solemn and dignified ceremony – consigning worn and tattered U.S. and North Dakota flags to the flames.

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The official 2010 Primary election results are in. Voter turnout was below average statewide, with roughly 20 percent of North Dakota’s nearly 503,000 eligible voters casting their ballots. In Mercer County, however, about 44 percent of 5,300 active voters cast their ballots either via mail or at the Stanton polling site on June 8. In the 2008 Primary election, a total of 1,371 ballots were cast.

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For about 20 years, the Annual Beulah Fly-in has treated children of all ages to the magic of flight. On Saturday, June 19, the Beulah Airport will host the public and pilots from around the region and offer free plane rides, breakfast, demonstrations and other entertainment for the whole family. The event starts at 8 a.m. MDT and goes until noon. In the past as many as 500 people have attended the event.

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Over the next few weeks, residents of Beulah can expect a few visitors. The city is doing a reassessment of all the properties within city limits, city planner John Phillips said. Assessors from Vanguard Appraisals, Inc. will start visiting residences on Monday, June 14. The purpose of the reassessment is to bring the assessed values of properties, which are the basis of property taxes, into balance with prices being paid in the current housing market in Beulah.

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The Beulah Aquatic Center will be open for its first full season of business Thurday, June 3.

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Dena Kemmet knows family is important, even when that family isn’t related by blood. Kemmet’s parents, Phyllis and Larry Norman, were missionaries to Haiti in the early 1990s, until political unrest made the country unsafe for them. During the seven years they were there, they fostered two boys, Pierre and Carlos, that Kemmet came to regard as her brothers. So when the one of the biggest earthquakes of all time ravaged the island, her thoughts went to them immediately.

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The Mercer County Commission looked into the case of the broken bridge at its regular meeting May 19.

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Members of the Beulah High School drama class held a fundraiser for the Women's Action Resource Center last Sunday. Audience members were entertained with two comedies after bringing a non-perishable food item for WARC.

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Another step in getting some permanent flood relief for Beulah and other communities in Mercer County happened at Beulah City Hall last week.

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As a public hearing approaches, nearly 250 people, businesses and local governments have left comments for the Department of Transportation regarding the proposal to switch Mercer County from Mountain to Central time.

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