In a special election on Tuesday, Beulah residents will vote whether or not to allow the city to form a municipal utility that could bring natural gas service into the city. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Beulah Civic Center to answer the question. For those not able to go to the polls, absentee ballots can be picked up at Beulah City Hall.
A group of 77 young men and women walked the blue and gold halls of Beulah High School one last time as they entered the world as BHS’s newest alumni Sunday afternoon. The gymnasium was packed as friends and family joined in the culmination of the past 13 years of early education with the seniors received their final tribute as Miners. The graduates were a class unlike the rest who featured boy scouts, athletic and academic standouts, national placers for extra-curriculars such as FFA, FBLA and FCCLA, and state placers and winners for choir, band, speech, journalism and other academic competitions. With the official motto of “We came as strangers, we stay as friends, we leave with memories, that will never end,” the graduating class celebrated their success with fond memories and tears shed with sorrow.
The old iron bridge spanning the Knife River a few miles south of Zap was built in 1908, according to the heavy, rusted iron nameplate that Ralph Johnson saved. The outdated bridge was torn down, and a new concrete structure was put in its place in 1971. Johnson has concerns about the current bridge, and spring flooding didn’t help matters.
Kevin Herrmann, who lives on the south side of Beulah, sustained floodwater damage to his home. He told the Beulah City Council Monday evening that he had met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency but because he had flood insurance was not eligible for FEMA assistance. Herrmann’s main point with the council, however, went to the question of any city responsibility for allowing houses to be built in that flood plain that were not in compliance with the 100-year flood level mandates by the federal government.
There’s bad news, good news, and … bad news. The bad news is that highway construction season is approaching quickly, likely bringing some frustrated Mercer County motorists and increased travel times with it.
People from all over the state and some from further away are ready to Zip to Zap on Saturday, May 16 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first and infamous North Dakota spring break event that set the small town of Zap on the map.
Four of the seven Beulah city council members present Monday night for the regular meeting are in favor of actions by the Beulah Chamber of Commerce to garner support with which to petition the Department of Transportation for a change from Mountain to Central time.