2019-08-21

Elevator removal signals end of era


“It just gives you kind of a gut wrench when you see that coming down,” said Lynn Michelson general manager of New Century Ag (NCA), in the wake of the co-op’s decision to demolish the Fortuna grain elevator. Suffering heavy damage from a storm on July 10, 2018, the elevator was deemed unusable. “It’s just not feasible to repair the […]

Baby Ruth: Part 2

DNA testing leads to question that connects former Crosby woman with her birth family

(Former Crosby resident Ruth Meckle, who was adopted as an infant in 1968, late last year found her birth mother, Susan Weaver, with help from a Facebook group, but it was a DNA registry on Ancestry.com that led to contact with her birth father’s family.) “Do you have any idea how we could be first cousins?” asked the email message […]

Cellphone ban will greet DCHS students today

Change comes at the request of teachers, to cut distractions

When classes resume in Divide County today, the high school will be banning the use of cellphones by students during school hours. The decision by the school administration, approved by board members at their regular monthly meeting Wednesday last week, was made to confront the distractions teachers said the devices have caused for students in class. The new policy prohibits […]

Divide County football coaches seeking big step up this season


As soon as football practice at Divide County High School began Monday last week, coaches Bob Brown and Nate Nelson were at work trying to make this season one in which the Maroons turn a corner. Divide County reached the playoffs for the 17th consecutive time last year with a 4-4 regular season, but Richardton- Taylor-Hebron eliminated the Maroons with […]

Last ride for Roy

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Northwest Chorus begins practice

Rehearsals for the 49th Annual Celebration of Christmas Music presented by the Northwest Chorus, Crosby and Southeast Chorus, Estevan will get underway on Tuesday, Sept. 10, promptly at 7 p.m. (CDT), and will end no later than 9:30 p.m. Rehearsals will be held in the Chapel at Concordia Lutheran Church. The times will remain the same when the time changes […]

School board to work with QB Club


The Divide County School Board agreed at its meeting last week to support a proposed gymnasium project in principle after a few members met with representatives from the Quarterback Club, which is leading the campaign. The gym, estimated to cost $1.5 million, would primarily be for school sports practices and some elementary and junior-high games, thus prompting the school board’s […]

New Divide County teachers had previous ties to region


(This is the second of two articles introducing new Divide County teachers.) Many of the Divide County School District’s new teachers this year were already familiar with the area or with the people here when they accepted the job offer. One has taught here before, another is related to a previous school official and two more spent time at school […]

Farmer’s Market

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City council okays tax abatement for Blue Line Club


In a 5-1 vote, Crosby City Council members last week approved Crosby Blue Line Club’s application for an abatement of 2018 property taxes on the Community Center and surrounding land. By granting the club’s request, council members started a process that could ultimately put $38,288.94 back into the club’s bank account. Before that happens, Divide County Commissioners must also approve […]