Hazen Star News

Directing a play is much more challenging from a wheelchair. Steve Behrens, director of Sakakawea South Shore Community Theater’s 2010 production of “Anything Goes,” discovered this while directing last year’s summer theater production while he and his wife were recovering from a severe car accident.

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That sweet summer relief that only a swimming pool can provide is now available. The Hazen Public Swimming Pool opened Tuesday for the 2010 season.

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Haven’t yet had your say? You have until Monday to let your voice be heard on whether or not Mercer County should move from the Mountain to Central time zone.

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Election Day draws nigh. Mercer County voters have two options to cast their ballot in Tuesday’s Primary Election: Vote By Mail or travel to the county seat, Stanton.

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June 3, 2010

The price of freedom

Col. James Unterseher’s words, taken from Abraham Lincoln’s famed “Gettysburg Address,” rang throughout the room:

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“It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right. I hope you had the time of your life.” - Billie Jo Armstrong, Green Day They’re the lyrics to Green Day’s hit tune “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” and they’re sure to strike a nostalgic chord within each and every graduating senior as it’s sung at Hazen High School’s 2010 graduation, which begins at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at HHS gym.

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In our ever-busy lives, we sometimes forget to take a moment and give thanks to and honor those whom we owe our freedom. Take that moment Monday, when area communities will each be holding their respective Memorial Day Services Monday.

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The Mercer County Peace Officers Association is sponsoring the fourth Annual Cops and Kids Fishing Derby from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 22 at Harmony Lake, six miles north of Hazen, for children 12 and younger. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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There is still much work to be done – but one small, necessary part of the process to bring a second hotel to Hazen has been completed.

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The 2009-2010 Hazen Concert Series concert season came to a fantastic end with a performance by the Harry James Orchestra April 27 at the Hazen High School Theater. Though if you missed it, not to fret: The 2010-2011 Hazen Concert Series lineup is all ready to go.

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