P & Z approves salon renovation

ADA compliance has been a sticking point for Tyler Rooks and Tatiana Rook’s remodel plan. They are trying to remodel a rental property off County Road 21 into a hair salon. Earlier this week, they got their renovation application approved. Planning and zoning board member Rodger Gazur started the discussion about the ADA issue. “My personal opinion is this all […]

Beulah Trap team state prep

Horace is about 20 minutes south of Fargo, and that’s where the Beulah Trap Team will be Friday for the state tournament. Beulah is hoping to have a strong showing after winning their spring league conference title. Co-head coaches Todd Steffan and Kurt Gillig were impressed with their team’s toughness this spring. The kids fought with cold weather for much […]

New sand mine approved

Although there was some argument at recent planning and zoning committee meetings regarding a new proppant sand mine southwest of the Crossroads, the Mercer County Commission swiftly approved all the necessary permitting in unanimous motions. The request, from Buffalo Sands LLC, came with two requests for permits. One relates to the actual mine site, while the second involves a haul […]


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. June 21-25 MONDAY: Parmesan chicken over spaghetti noodles, mixed vegetable, fruit, breadstick, pudding. TUESDAY: Swedish meatball, mashed potatoes with gravy, brussels sprouts, blushing […]

Theater returns with new musical comedy

After a long hiatus, the local community theater organization is returning to the stage this year. The Sakakawea South Shore Theater is putting together a performance of “The Addams Family.” Rehearsals began in mid-May, with performances scheduled for the upcoming week. Shows will be held Thursday, June 24 through Sunday, June 27. There will be 7 p.m. performances Thursday through […]

Old Settlers parade

Last weekend several locals celebrated Old Settler Days in Center. Last year the remembrance event was canceled because of COVID. But this year the event bounced back strongly and served as an enjoyable event for the community to enjoy.

Learning to love basil

In my early gardening years, one of my friends asked me to grow some herb transplants for him. So, of course, I said yes, and then I saw the seed. Most herbs like basil, thyme and rosemary have teeny tiny seeds with an intimidating aura. Planting large seeds like pumpkin and zucchini, or even seeds the size of peppers and […]

Guess who

With the Beulah all-class reunion coming up (July 30-August 1), we thought it would be fun to play a game of guess who? I graduated in 1957 was in the band, Dial staff, FHA, the Class Play, Pep Club, and assistant business management. My senior quote was about boys. “There is no place in her busy life for men. OH?” […]

Breaking down at the worst time


Not that long ago I embarked on a fun vacation to Terre Haute, Ind., to surprise my bestie for her birthday. Instead of booking an airline ticket this time around, I decided to drive. I love driving. It’s a great way to see the country. I’m one of those weirdos who takes pleasure in the goofy landmarks along the way […]

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