Like many Hazen Harvest Fest parade grand marshals of years past, Delmar and Carole Schramm didn’t immediately leap at the opportunity to be named royalty for the 2010 Harvest Fest celebration. But Delmar sees it as giving back to the community.
The story of Tuesday, Aug. 17 ends in heartbreak. On that day, 30-year-old Pete Jensen of Hazen lost his life after the boat in which he was riding was overturned in choppy lake conditions. But in the midst of turmoil, the ever-strong human spirit shone through.
Parents spend a lot of money helping their children get ready for the new school year. This year, the Hazen School District did, too.
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.