Beulah Beacon News

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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A new solution to Beulah’s flooding problem may be on the horizon. Mercer County Emergency Manager Carmen Reed will be meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers this week and other officials to explore the feasibility of building a permanent floodwall to protect the south side of Beulah from floods on the Knife River

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The city of Beulah will receive $300,000 in federal money toward the repair of the south side sewage lagoon. Mayor Darrell Bjerke announced that he was notified by Lee Kaldor, deputy state director for Sen. Byron Dorgan, that the lagoon repair project was approved for funding under the Water Resources Development Act, which authorizes the Army Corps of Engineers to provide assistance on nonfederal environmental infrastructure projects. The project will require a 25 percent nonfederal match, which means the city may have to come up with as much as $100,000 if there isn’t any matching funding from the state of North Dakota.

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