Hazen Star News

Hazen fifth-grader Jeb Reinhiller wanted to pound on the drums. But everyone played the drums, his mother, Josie, said. Why didn’t he try something else, like the violin?

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Mercer County has seen another successful kickoff of high summer with mini doughnuts, music, livestock shows, rodeos and even some old fashioned ‘rassling.’

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Prepare yourself for a weekend of sweet, sweet nostalgia. Droves of Hazen school alums will be back home for the Hazen All-Class Reunion scheduled for Thursday, July 8 through Sunday, July 11.

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Knife River Indian Villages staff are abuzz with excitement. And if tests confirm what is believed to be true, that excitement is well justified.

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The annual Mercer County Regional Airport Fly-In will be Saturday at the Mercer County Regional Airport near Hazen.

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The official 2010 Primary election results are in. Voter turnout was below average statewide, with roughly 20 percent of North Dakota’s nearly 503,000 eligible voters casting their ballots. In Mercer County, however, about 44 percent of 5,300 active voters cast their ballots either via mail or at the Stanton polling site on June 8. In the 2008 Primary election, a total of 1,371 ballots were cast.

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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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