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Beulah beats the Bison — and the rain — for Coal Bowl win

Zoning board considers ordinance revamp

Over the last few years, the Mercer County Planning and Zoning Board has had plenty of experience with ordinances, moratoriums, public hearings and the rest, as various industries ranging from frac sand mining to solar and wind farm companies have sought to get a foot on the ground here. Gravel crushing and hauling is a longstanding enterprise in Mercer County, […]

Oliver 4-H Range team wins state

Oliver County’s senior 4-H Range team has earned a ticket to nationals after winning this year’s state competition. Members of the Oliver County 4-H Range team brought home big wins recently after the State competition in Mandan. The senior range team — consisting of Kevin Sedivec, Mary Catherine Fewell, Rosie Abraham, Elena Sorge, Rachel Schmidt, Amelia Abraham, Kelan Hintz, and […]

Hazen Homecoming is right around the corner

Hazen Homecoming is right around the corner, and its campaign season at the high school as these candidates vie for the titles of Homecoming King and Queen. King candidates, left to right: Bohdan Obenauer, Zachery Gerving, Tyson Wick and Ryder Hagel. Queen candidates, left to right: Sheyanne Busche, Lily Paul, Anna Roth and Myah Mosset.

Fulfilling an old dream

Growing up, Alison Peterson had a goal of being a physical education teacher and coach at a school. But, after marrying and starting a family, goals changed. “Boy, being a mom all these years, you realize you are pursuing a much better dream, and using education in a different way than you thought,” she said. While being a mom was […]

Weathering the fight

Bison fall short of Beulah in Coal Bowl downpour

Hazen left it all on the field Friday, minus the rainwater soaked into jerseys during the deluge that was the 2023 Coal Bowl. The Bison played host to Beulah Friday night for the annual Coal Bowl battle, which this year featured a steady flow of precipitation from start to finish. Brayden Haack would get the ball early in the first […]


Beulah takes Homecoming win over Southern McLean

Beulah football defended home turf Friday, taking down the Southern McLean Roughriders for a Miner homecoming win. Things were turning up Beulah from the start Friday, with senior Simon Buchfinck scoring in the first quarter on a 33-yard run. Buchfinck would make a return trip to the end zone early in the second, taking a pass from Trace Beauchamp to […]

Making bracelets, making friends

Library puts focus on coming together

The Center Oliver Library rang in the new school year with friendship-building activities throughout August. Friendship was the focus for students in grades K-6 this last month. Friendship themed book titles, a friendship scavenger hunt, and other activities were completed during library times. Each student was able to create their own friendship bracelet.

Coon, Thompson crowned king and queen

Center-Stanton High School has named its 2023 Homecoming King and Queen. Sasha Coon and Michael Thompson were crowned queen and king during coronation on Monday, the official start to this year’s Wildcat Homecoming week. Other homecoming king candidates this year were Hunter Hoffman, Jarret Henke and Lane Huber. Homecoming queen candidates wereAspen DuMond, Ericka Vosberg and Rylee Hintz. Center-Stanton students […]

Dam releases creep up slightly

Gavins Point winter release rate just above minimum rate

Rainfall in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was above normal for the month of August, resulting in above average runoff. However, due to drier-than-normal conditions in previous years, the total storage in the Missouri River mainstem reservoir system remains lower than normal. Based on the Sept. 1 system storage, winter releases from Gavins Point Dam will be […]

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