Stroll offers best of traditions

Prize search will cover two days next week

Whether you prefer to stroll on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, the Crosby Area Chamber has you covered. After trying a Saturday-only event last year, planners this year decided to offer strollers the chance to search for numbers on both days this year. “We’re doing strolling Friday and Saturday this year instead of just Saturday,” said Stroll Committee Member […]

Voters choose a new sheriff in Divide County

On Jan. 1, two things will happen. First, Zach Schroeder will be sworn in as Divide County Sheriff. Secondly, it will mark the first time in over 30 years that Lauren Throntveit hasn’t held a position in law enforcement. “I’ve dedicated basically my whole life to this,” Throntveit said. “And we finally got to where I always wanted to go […]

First-time voter casts ballot

Norma Knudson doesn’t understand why anyone would not vote on election day. “If we want a change, we have to vote,” she said. For Knudson, just having the opportunity to cast a ballot was a change. And, a thrill. “Yeah, yeah,” she laughed. “I’m excited about it.” Excited because this was her first opportunity to vote in an American election. […]

Wildrose sets date in February for special election to choose new Mayor

Wildrose residents will elect a new mayor on Thursday, Feb. 21. That announcement came at last week’s city council meeting after discussion between council members and City Attorney Amber Feisel. State law requires a 30-day period for interested parties to pick up their petitions to run, gather the required number of signatures, and get them turned in. Petitions are available […]

Need for food pantry assistance grows with cold weather

Myra Osvold calls it the “monthly miracle.” As president of the board at the Divide County Food pantry, Osvold sees the shelves at Concordia Lutheran Church in Crosby emptied every month. “Someone always steps up, and they get refilled,” Osvold said. “I don’t know how it happens, but it does.” For that, Osvold said she’s “eternally grateful.” Especially as winter […]

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Passing Dreams

Yearning for old-fashioned media days?

Last weekend a rare foray onto Facebook revealed a post harkening back to Walter Cronkite. “Younger Americans will have trouble believing this, but there was once this guy named Walter Cronkite who would read the news on television every weekday night. He didn’t seem to have an agenda, or try to make anybody look bad or good. He would just […]

Whines & Roses

Altered tapes or altered states?

It’s hard to stay abreast of who is winning the war between President Donald Trump and the “enemy of the people” — you know, the press. The latest salvos were launched last week in a White House press conference — one hour and 26 minutes of pure venom spewed from either side of the room. Journalists were asking tough questions, […]

Political Cartoon

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Letter to the Editor

For the love of softball

I am thrilled to announce that all the softball field expenses have been taken care of through grants and other donations! This includes the field, fence, dugouts, and scoreboard. The Park District has offered to let the school borrow the softball equipment as well. The interest in softball during the high school spring season has grown. As of this year, […]