DAYS GONE BY

1923 – 100 years

While a number of cases of encephalitis, or sleeping sickness, as it is more commonly called, have developed during the past month, not a single case has originated up to the present time in Bismarck.

Reports of eight such cases brought to Bismarck for treatment at a local hospital from Mercer County, chiefly have been made to Dr. C. E. Stackhouse, public health officer, although none have been reported to him within the past ten days. Two of the victims of the disease have succumbed recently. Six cases are under treatment at a local hospital.

1953 – 70 years

Ervin Auwinger announced this week that his new café and lunchroom – The Kitchenette – will open for business tomorrow (Friday) in the recently remodeled basement of the Kitchen bar building.

The 16×30 dining room, which has been finished in knotty pine, will have a seating capacity of 31. The major portion of the equipment in the new café was purchased from Ben Mutzenberger when the latter closed the Hazen Hotel café this winter.

1973 – 50 years

The Hazen Coast to Coast store is now the largest Coast to Coast store on a single floor in North Dakota. Two weeks ago the Wiests started work on a 2,500 sq. ft. expansion project and completed the work late last week. The additional space ups the store’s total space to 7,500 sq. ft. The additional space is being filled by an added line of mufflers, an expanding sporting goods section and a large supply of items already in stock.

1998 – 25 years

Fourteen-year Hazen Police Department veteran Sgt. Chuck Dahl has been named the city’s new police chief.

Dahl was formally offered the post Friday by Mayor Mark Nygard and Police Commissioner Mike Peterson.

He accepted the offer Monday and will officially be sworn in at the city commission’s next regular meeting March 9.

2013- 10 years

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Mike Anderson, executive director of the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency, congratulated Hazen real estate agent Sandra Retterath, who was named a Champion of Affordable Housing Real Estate. She received the award Feb. 7 at the Annual Statewide Housing Conference in Bismarck. Retterath has been an agent for 20 years.

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