Hazen Star News

November 13, 2008

Hazen city measures fail

After Mercer County General Election results were delayed until after Wednesday's sunrise, final vote tallies were compiled for Hazen city Measure Nos. 1 and 2.

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After Mercer County General Election results were delayed until after Wednesday's sunrise, final vote tallies for Mercer County were compiled.

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November 13, 2008

When the snow falls ...

Area blasted with season's first winter weather By Chris Gessele Last Thursday, Hazen was smack in the middle of a blizzard warning, and on the cold end of the first adverse weather conditions of this young winter season. Several parts of Mercer County reported nearly 10 inches of snow - the most snow accumulation in one shot the area has seen in a recent memory. Because the snow came with lots and lots of wind, the weather's effects - but immediate and long-term - were felt in Hazen and throughout the area.

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Hazen city Measure Nos. 1 and 2 fail By Chris Gessele As the Mercer County General Election results slowly emerged, two ballot issues were of primary focus among Hazenites: City Measure Nos. 1 and 2. On those, Hazen residents voted "Not quite" and "We're not sold." City Measure No. 1 Hazen city Measure No. 1 would have allowed the Hazen City Commission to levy up to 5 mills on real property within Hazen to establish a permanent fire reserve fund for the purchase of equipment. Because it involved a mill levy increase, the issue needed 60 percent in favor to pass.

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Those willing to build a natural gas pipeline through Mercer County are ready to move forward. Hazen and Beulah's decision-makers aren't quite yet sold.

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Barack Obama makes history While the nation was electing a new president, and the state re-electing their governor, the folks in Mercer County will have to wait to learn the impact their votes played in Tuesday night's election.

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It all comes down to Tuesday. Tuesday, Nov. 4, votes will be cast at polls across the nation. In Mercer County, voters will hit the polls and mail-in ballots will be tallied for the 2008 General Election.

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Michelangelo was born to paint. Beethoven was born to compose music. Shane Bauer was born to create graphics.

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October 23, 2008

Community Chest:

If Wall Street woes and $3-plus gas mean anything to you - which it almost surely does - your dollar is precious to you right now. But individuals aren't the only ones feeling the financial crunch, as charitable organizations across the region are also feeling the pinch.

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