2019-06-05

Bear sighting is exciting


“The last thing we want to do is shoot that bear,” said Divide County Sheriff Zach Schroeder. “I hope it decided to go back north.” Schroeder made those comments Thursday morning in reference to a bear spotted northwest of Crosby Wednesday afternoon. Watching the animal through binoculars Wednesday evening, Schroeder expressed similar sentiments, but given the bear’s proximity to the […]

The Journal 2019-06-05

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Firsthand D-Day experiences shared

Late-in-life recollections of Jake Joraanstad add to record

(Divide County native, businessman and veteran of World War II, Jake Joraanstad, in 1994 shared recollections of his service experiences for a Journal story on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day. The following year, at the urging of his children, he wrote more detailed memories of his time in the service, never before published. Now, as the nation marks the 75th […]

Westby native’s T-rex featured at Smithsonian

Raft of relatives will be in D.C. for exhibit’s grand opening

Westby, Montana, native Kathy (Hove) Wankel and her husband, Tom, are getting the VIP treatment in Washington, D.C. this week, along with about 118 of their closest friends and relatives — including her brother John and his wife, Arlene, of Westby. The group will be in the U.S. Capitol this week for the opening of a new exhibit in the […]

Cornhole tournament among new features at Divide County Fair


The Divide County Fair will have its first-ever cornhole tournament this year, and the top three teams will get cash prizes. The tournament, on June 15 at the beer garden, is a fundraiser for Crosby Kids Daycare. Fair Board President Melissa Adams said it’s a great addition to the fair’s regular Saturday schedule of events, all of which are returning. […]

Journal Publishing brings home 57 awards in contest

Journal Publishing newspapers marked a new joint record in the number of awards earned in this year’s Better Newspaper Contest by the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Journal Reporter Brad Nygaard was recognized with the First Amendment award for coverage of a contentious Divide County Sheriff’s race and an open records request that pitted the State’s Attorney against candidate — now […]

Knocked down

A medical issue caused a driver to hit a light pole on Main Street in Crosby Wednesday last week, briefly blocking the street. No citations were issued and the driver was not seriously hurt. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Crosby auditor gives resignation

Kristi Imhoff, Crosby City auditor, will leave her position effective June 14. City Council members accepted her resignation at Monday’s meeting. Imhoff, who has served as City Auditor for five years, has accepted a job with the Adams County Community Development Corporation. Sabrina Ferguson, deputy city auditor for four years, has been tapped by the council to fill Imhoff’s role. […]

Splash pad is popular

With Crosby’s pool out of commission, the splash pad got a workout Wednesday and Thursday last week, from youngsters like Neveah Ratcliffe. Wednesday’s high last week was 86 and Thursday’s was 87, but Monday’s high of 91 topped them both. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember […]

Intentional peace beats war

Other Views

Bob in WW II A cold November breeze drifted over the family that had gathered on the depot platform to see Bob leave on the mixed mail-passenger train that served the community. Bob had finished boot camp and came home for a quick three-day leave before being sent to North Africa where the Allied forces were in trouble. For the […]