Beulah Beacon News

Beulah, like many schools in North Dakota, has an impressive record of graduating its seniors so they are equipped to pursue further education or enter the workforce. But the school district could still do even better, said Superintendent Rob Lech.

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Jim Erdman was just getting up. His wife Gayle already had a cup of coffee and was watching television. It seemed like a normal day at the farmhouse a mile east of Golden Valley.

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The Beulah Water Park closed abruptly for the season on Monday. Pool manager Laura Sandberg cited conflicts with the board overseeing the water park as her reason for resigning.

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Politics and pork were on the menu as Sen. Kent Conrad talked health care and energy policy at the Beulah Civic Center on Saturday.

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It was the last place you wanted to be at 4 p.m. Mountain time on any given day in 1979. “You didn’t want to be going the opposite direction than traffic was in the morning or the afternoon,” Antelope Valley Station Plant Manager John Jacobs said. “There were so many vehicles heading to work or away from work, local people tried to time trips around those times of day.”

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The Beulah Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Dawg Day on Wednesday, Aug. 19 on Main Street. The festivities will get underway with a Ping Pong Ball Drop at 9 a.m. The balls will be marked and can be returned to the participating merchants for sponsored prizes. A pet parade will commence at 11 a.m. with the top pets winning $50, $25 and $10 in Beulah Bucks.

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The Beulah Public School paid its final bills of the 2008-09 school year and then adjourned, only to turn around and reconvene to officially start the 2009-10 school year. One big difference is that property tax payers in the school district will be bearing less of the burden this year.

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The Beulah City Council held the first reading on an ordinance to annex the Strata Corporation site north of Beulah off N.D. Highway 49 at its Aug. 3 meeting.

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Their voices echoed across the nation as this country marched relentlessly toward its bloodiest conflict it would ever know. The country lawyer, the poet and the slave will come to life this weekend in Beulah as the North Dakota Humanities Council will present its Everett Albers Chautauqua Program, “Lincoln, Land, and Liberty: The Civil War Era and Beyond.”

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There are few clouds on the horizon as crops in Mercer County ripen in the summer sun, Mercer County Extension Agent Craig Askim said.

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