The current stretch of hot weather may have most people in Beulah huddling by their air conditioners, but it has proven a double blessing for farmers. Dry weather has allowed the harvest of small grains to move fairly quickly while the heat has pushed row crops to maturity.
The Guenthners know all too well the power of a lightning strike. About seven years ago, their Hazen home was struck by lightning, blowing plaster off the inside walls and frying their TV, VCR, telephone and microwave. The surge of volts blew out of an outside power outlet.
The Hazen City Commission learned Monday night that Hazen Hospitality Associates, L.L.C., an entity of Cascade Homes of Bozeman, Mont., will be prepared to make a purchase offer in August for land in west Hazen, land on which they plan to build a hotel and possible recreation center.
Hazen might be ready for a stoplight, remarked one young woman to Hazen Alumni Association Chairperson Barb Finneman.
There will be the new addition of some ancient crafts to the 2010 Northern Great Plains Culture Fest July 24-25 at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.