The Journal 2019-06-26

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Youth events provide distraction

No pool in Crosby this summer? No problem. The town this year is seeing some new summer entertainment options for kids, some launched specifically in response to the city having closed its aging swimming pool for the season to construct a replacement. Some of Crosby’s already-existing alternatives for beating the heat are seeping with activity as well, while other families […]

Bike safety event

Divide County Sheriff Zach Schroeder gives obstacle course instructions to Erick Dohmstriech and his sister, Aubrey, during Saturday’s bike safety course held near Kulaas Park as part of the Meadowlark Arts Council’s fun day. A total of 16 youngsters took part, each receiving a bicycle helmet, courtesy of Hardware Hank, and ice cream, courtesy of Beverly’s and the Red Rooster. […]

Fair board is pleased with outcome of the 2019 event

More board members are needed

Despite running this year with a board of just four members, Divide County Fair Association President Melissa Adams said things went off pretty much without a hitch. Thankfully, the weather cooperated. Despite a few sprinkles on Friday afternoon, June 14, and some mist during the band’s performance on Saturday, “nothing got cancelled, nothing got delayed,” said Adams. As for receipts, […]

Zones bring unintended consequences

It looks like the creation of a new social services zone will have an unintended impact on all departments — potentially changing Divide County’s eligibility on an employee health insurance plan. “We’re going to lose our grandfather status,” said Commissioner Gerald Brady. “It’s going to hurt us on our health insurance.” In order to keep its existing health plan with […]

Fireworks rules are a reminder to be considerate

Starting tomorrow through July 4, fireworks can be sold, and discharged in Divide County. But certain types of fireworks are prohibited within Crosby city limits. Bottle rockets and fireworks firing rounds into the air akin to a mortar are illegal under Crosby city ordinance. Other types of fireworks, roman candles, firecrackers, etc., are allowed from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. […]

Dinosaur art

Sam Koppenhaver, 9, holds still while Jenna Nelson paints the outline of a T-rex dinosaur on his cheek, during a fun day held at Kulaas Park and organized by Meadowlark Arts Council on Saturday. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

New technology on display during NCC annual meeting

The roller coaster climbs up a mountain, rounding curves and gaining altitude. Reaching the peak, the cart Dorothy Hegstad sits in begins to tilt forward, then down. With a look of shock on her face, she races down the near vertical track. This isn’t an amusement park attraction nestled in the mountains, although the scenery may have suggested that. The […]

Women’s conference in Crosby

As many as 140 women are expected to attend “Steppin’ Out in Faith,” a conference hosted by Concordia Lutheran Church on Friday and Saturday. Worship, fellowship, speakers, singers and awareness sessions along with entertainment, a silent auction, a bookstore, fair trade sale, Bible studies and more will be offered during this synodical convention of the Western North Dakota Women of […]

Landowners await release of liens

Some local landowners are waiting to hear whether a court hearing held after press time Tuesday will impact liens placed by a wind farm contractor . Tradewind Energy, and its parent company, Enel Green Power, are trying to get property owners out from under construction liens placed on 78 individual parcels of land. The liens were placed by AMEC Foster […]