Now that a hometown woman has claimed the title of Miss North Dakota, pageantry and platforms have become a major interest for Hazen and Mercer County.
Last year, the Mercer County Commission rejected combined bids for a proposed expansion of the county courthouse and jail.
Several Hazen students performed for the University of North Dakota (UND) Honor Band and Honor String Ensembles.
Responders from throughout Mercer County gathered at the Hazen Golf Clubhouse Jan. 13 for a now-annual meeting to discuss pipelines in the area and how responders can be best equipped to respond if an emergency situation arises.
Following the success of Mercer County’s own Miss North Dakota Delanie Wiedrich, a scholarship organization for the county has arisen, which gives girls in Hazen and Beulah the opportunity to compete locally for a chance to move on for state pageant.
English Lutheran Church is welcoming back one of its own to hear about the work she has been doing to help an orphanage overseas.
First steps are sometimes the hardest to take.