Beulah Beacon News

February 18, 2010

From waste to cinder block

One day, fly ash from power plants that now has to be dumped in landfills may instead be used to build roads and buildings.

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A discussion of whether or not new garbage containers would make collection more efficient overshadowed concerns about the future of Beulah’s sewage lagoon at Monday’s Beulah City Council meeting.

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February 11, 2010

Read’em and weep

It was a classic matchup. The out-of-towner held the upper hand and went all in with a pair of pocket 10s. The local called and flipped over his king-jack. The dealer flipped over the hole cards and the fourth card was a jack.

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Hazen third-grader Delmar Schramm’s class picnic was snowed out in the spring of 1947.

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A violent storm of snow, ice and wind left things cold and dark two weeks ago for thousands of residents in North Dakota. As of Monday evening, power was restored to all residents in Mercer and Oliver counties who had been left in the dark for varying lengths of time.

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A tower used for Beulah Police Department and Beulah City Hall communications was damaged by the severe winter storm that ravaged much of the state Jan. 20-25.

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January 28, 2010

Ice puts many out of power

If blowing snow and life-threatening wind-chill factors were a blizzard’s jab and uppercut – freezing rain would be it’s punch aimed below the belt.

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A major study on the feasibility of increasing refinery capacity in North Dakota will be conducted out of a Beulah office.

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If you look at Mercer County’s biggest substance abuse problems one of the top three might surprise you. In fact, it might be sitting in your medicine cabinet right now. According to Michelle Anderson, director of the Youth Bureau of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, after alcohol and marijuana, the leading drug of choice is prescription drugs among high school students. In middle school it ranks fourth, behind tobacco, alcohol and marijuana. The numbers were derived from a survey of students across North Dakota, but Anderson said they represent what she has seen in Mercer County well. However, the extent of the problem surprised her.

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Mom and daughter step ever so slowly over the snowed-sprinkled driveway. Mom knocks on the door and, tightly holding hands, helps her 2-year-old angel over the doorstep. The two exchange a kiss and hug before the little one waves bye-bye to Mom, who heads to work, knowing her daughter is in perfect hands.

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