Hazen Star News

Massive chunk by massive chunk, the Knife River clawed within feet of County Road 18 following the major flood event this past spring. While eating toward the road, the rapid erosion also threatened sites of great historic significance to Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.

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An extended stretch of warm, dry days would be a big help to area farmers, Craig Askim, Mercer County Extension Agent said. Cool damp evenings have pushed an already late crop even further behind.

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Area farmers can usually relax during Hazen’s Harvest Fest, as the small grain crops are off the field and sold or tucked safely away in storage.

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From tree shelterbelts, blood drives, Girl Scout camp and the hospital auxiliary turkey dinner, to the maintenance of county roads and Memorial Day services – it would be difficult to find something within Mercer County that doesn’t have Lyle or Lil Latimers’ fingerprints on it.

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In two fell swoops, the Hazen City Commission worked their way through the city’s 2010 preliminary budget and readied it for finalization.

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As the dirty water retreated, slowly and mercifully, back into the banks of the Knife River – sleepless nights and headaches began for the Hazen Golf Club Board and the club’s members.

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Get out your calculators and sharpen your pencils, because ’tis the season for numbers crunching as the Hazen City Commission began work on their preliminary budget for 2010.

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New flooring, bigger lockers, renovated bathrooms, upgraded whiteboards – but, (sigh), there will still be learning to do for Hazen students beginning the 2009-2010 school year Thursday, Aug. 27.

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It was the last place you wanted to be at 4 p.m. Mountain time on any given day in 1979. “You didn’t want to be going the opposite direction than traffic was in the morning or the afternoon,” Antelope Valley Station Plant Manager John Jacobs said. “There were so many vehicles heading to work or away from work, local people tried to time trips around those times of day.”

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After one swinging strike, the city might have gotten a hit. After being forced by the N.D. Century Code to re-bid a sewer bore project in southeast Hazen because the low bid was more than 45 percent over the engineer’s first estimate, the Hazen City Commission approved a contractor’s bid for the sewer bore project in southwest Hazen at their meeting Monday evening.

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