2019-07-10

Reflecting on the Fourth

An elaborate shell reflects off the water at Short Creek Dam during a display launched July 3 by Doug Johnson. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Gym project details revealed

Idea was kept quiet pending land availability

If the Divide County Quarterback Club raises enough money to build a new gymnasium facility, the land it sits on is expected to be donated by the St. Luke’s Medical Center. Representatives of the Quarterback Club — Secretary Nate Nelson and Trustee Barry Haggin — met with the Crosby City Council last week to talk about the project first announced […]

Family turns lawn-mowing gigs into a full summer of work


A Crosby dad and four boys have grown their new lawn-mowing business into effectively full-time work just since the start of spring. The Wolf Boys Lawn Service is so busy, the crew was even mowing three yards on the morning of Independence Day, Thursday last week. Pat Wolf and sons Tanner, 15, Timothy, 13, and Mavrick, 11, were then back […]

Local help needed to get accurate count


Making sure Divide County residents are counted — and future federal dollars flow appropriately to the area — will be dependent on the willingness of local people to make sure they are counted. With the 2020 Census being conducted largely by mail — and few people receiving mail at their residence in rural areas — people will have to self-report […]

Friendly walk

Friends of Marilyn Andrick (left of center in black) turned out en masse Monday for a walk in her honor. Later, many more came out to attend a feed and auction to raise funds to assist in her battle against cancer. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password […]

Noonan couple inspired to help Mexican victims


When Christine Eriksmoen of Noonan sold her car earlier this year, it wasn’t because she needed the money. “I told whoever was to buy it that we would match what they bought the car for, and we did,” Eriksmoen said. Selling her 2008 Hyundai Sonata for $3,000 became a $6,000 donation to Renewed, a nondenominational ministry in El Paso, Texas […]

Skjermo’s Fourth includes funnel

A cold air funnel on the horizon (far left) at Skjermo Lake on the Fourth of July didn’t deter a couple of kayakers from enjoying the evening. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Oldest production gas tractor in U.S. coming to bee


A Connecticut collector is bringing to the Divide County Threshing Show what he believes is the oldest production gas tractor in the United States — maybe the world. Like most teenagers, Dudley Diebold started out more interested in cars than tractors. But when an old Fordson tractor was given to him when he was 14 years old, his interest quickly […]

We’ve all been ‘Zucked’ by Facebook

Whines & Roses

A few weeks ago I read a book so startling I was determined to write a series of editorials distilling its message, but haven’t managed to pull it off. I think I have finally come to the conclusion that the people I would most like to see these columns are probably among those least likely to find them, and that […]

Two heroes, two eras, one state of political mind

Passing Dreams

Our heroes tend to be folks who do the things we think need to be done and say the things that we think need to be said. I have two new heroes this week, not because of what they’ve done, although many of their deeds were remarkable, but because they have been able to clearly articulate concepts with which I […]