Center FFA shines with projects

Center FFA is always busy, and they are always doing projects to help out their school and community. This year isn’t any different, and they’ve been working on a few projects. One of the projects is called Courtyard Cultivating. Cameron Albers said the project started with a $3,000 grant. “One of the projects that we are doing is called courtyard […]

Mercer County agencies trying to take charge of illegal drugs

Drugs like LSD and heroin were widely popular in the 1980s and 1990s. The pair have never officially disappeared from the drug scene, but they are making a comeback. Law enforcement officers in Mercer County are seeing LSD and heroin a little more while doing search warrants or on routine stops. “They never disappeared, but they are starting to resurface,” […]

Beautifying Beulah is hot topic

Beulah resident Marvin Bauer doesn’t want to see the town turning into a dump, and he voiced his opinion to the city council on April 19. Bauer’s concern has stemmed from junk cars sitting idle and tires and other garbage sitting in the yards of several homes in Beulah, especially on the south side where he lives. “We should get […]

Black Sands ready to go in full swing

Contractors are still coming to the Black Sands Golf Course, but day by day their work is getting completed. Pretty soon very much in the near future everything will be done and all the updates made at Beulah’s ninehole course will be finished. Grab your clubs and play the 6,226-yard, par-70 course with the black coal slag in the bunkers. […]

You gotta pitch in: Happy Earth Day to you

Today is Earth Day. In my book, every day is earth day because I love the outdoors and am conscientious about using resources. You know, composting, drip irrigation, recycling, praying for rain. Oh, rain, that’s a column for another day. Earth Day happened for the very first time on April 22, 1970. I was in high school back then. Earth […]

Looking back

50 years ago (1971): County auditor, Hubert Stuelting, took possession of and recorded 1,844 signatures on petitions to move the county seat to Beulah. The petitions were circulated throughout the county and called for a vote on whether or not to move the courthouse and county seat to Beulah or leave it in Stanton, the original site. 25 years ago […]

Area Events

Historical Society to hold meeting Mercer County Historical Society will hold its monthly business meeting at noon Tuesday, April 20 at the Mercer County Museum. Sorry! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password


MEALS ON WHEELS We are doing grab and go meals (drive through) for the seniors that would normally eat in the senior center while continuing home-deliveries. We will also be providing frozen meals and shelf stable meals. April 26-30 MONDAY: Chicken Coron Bleu, rice pilaf, peas, tropical fruit salad. TUESDAY: Dilled salmon, baked potato with sour cram and margarine, peas […]

I’m feeling a little nostalgic


I recently visited Timeless Tattoos and finally got my mom’s final EKG on my left forearm, along with her date of birth and date of death. It’s been something I’ve been wanting to get for quite some time. When I think of my mom, I do not get down or depressed. I actually smile and think of the good times. […]

The battle for statehood


There are so many partisan quarrels these days that, sometimes, it can be difficult to determine which ones, if any, really make a major difference, and which ones are really just noise. One of those, however, that has recently stirred a lot of controversy, and that has deep roots in our nation’s history, is the question of statehood. We’ve become […]