Hazen Star News

February 25, 2010

Time zone hearing scheduled

It’s about time. A public hearing to help decide the fate of all Mercer County clocks has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 14 at Hazen City Hall in Hazen.

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According to the National Weather Service, the question isn’t whether or not the Knife River will flood this spring, it is will the river get high enough to cause significant damage.

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In preparation for the snowmelt this spring, and all future springs, the Mercer County Water Resource Board in their monthly meeting last Thursday afternoon approved the purchase of a seasonal water discharge gauge to help the United States Geological Survey monitor the Knife River in Beulah.

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February 18, 2010

Benefit for Brittni Feb. 28

“Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.” In “The Outsiders,” a novel by S.E. Hinton, it’s Johnny’s dying wish for his friend, Ponyboy, to stay true to who he is. For Brittni Thieling of Stanton, 19, the saying, tattooed on the inside of her wrists, is an uplifting daily reminder.

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Hazen third-grader Delmar Schramm’s class picnic was snowed out in the spring of 1947.

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What makes a Valentine long lasting? It could be a flower, a card or a simple gesture of touching hands. No matter what it is, the thoughts and gestures that go with day to day life are what these long married couples say is what makes it lasting.

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Hazen knows the feeling well. The Bison girls basketball team can easily remember what the pressure was like to be undefeated and at the top of the media polls. This time last year the Bison were living the dream.

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A violent storm of snow, ice and wind left things cold and dark two weeks ago for thousands of residents in North Dakota. As of Monday evening, power was restored to all residents in Mercer and Oliver counties who had been left in the dark for varying lengths of time.

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If blowing snow and life-threatening wind-chill factors were a blizzard’s jab and uppercut – freezing rain would be it’s punch aimed below the belt.

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When it comes down to the probability of a significant 2010 spring flood event, the winter winds of fortune are blowing favorably upon Mercer County. So far, anyway.

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