Beulah Beacon News

September 30, 2010

The (Central) time has come

After more than a half-century in the Mountain time zone, Mercer County will be switching to Central.

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September 29, 2010

BHS closed by bomb threat

Beulah High School was shut down by a bomb threat Wednesday afternoon. Captain Mark Schmitt, of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department said his office received a call from Beulah High School at 1:15 p.m. stating the school had been locked down and all the students had been moved to the elementary school.

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With the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department purchasing additional rescue equipment, more storage space is needed, Sheriff Dean Danzeisen told the Mercer County Commission at their meeting Sept. 15.

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September 23, 2010

Filling a big hole

Drivers traveling on N.D. Highway 200 near Beulah may have noticed drilling rigs working in the ditches this past week. The rigs aren’t looking for oil, they are literally looking for nothing.

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September 16, 2010

Storms cause flash flood scare

The second heavy rainstorm within a week caused high water around Mercer County, closing U.S. Highway 200 last Thursday night and pushing Spring Creek close to flood stage. The flood also boosted Spring Creek by nearly 10 feet, forcing an evacuation of the RV Park in Zap.

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The Beulah City Council is back up to eight members with the appointment of Brant Keller to the vacant seat in Ward 4.

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A public service announcement starts with a phone ringing. A 911 operator answers and a woman describes a drunk driver racing down the road at reckless speed.

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North Dakotans who receive supplemental nutrition assistance, what used to be called food stamps, can now use their benefits at certain farmers markets, including those in Hazen and Beulah.

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September 2, 2010

Old KRCC possibilities

Clifford Weigum expressed his plans for the old Knife River Care Center Building on Central Avenue to the Beulah Jobs Development Authority.

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September 2, 2010

School off to a smooth start

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.”

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