Diseased tree count grows to 144

The impact of Dutch elm disease in Crosby is escalating. Crosby Park Director Brock Harward announced the number of affected trees is once again even higher than he was previously aware. At the park board’s regular monthly meeting Monday last week, Harward reported a new plan of attack to better allow his department to remove 144 diseased trees as quickly […]

Program gives students a jump start

Melissa Nystuen has energy to spare for the 12 young students she greeted for their first day of Jump Start classes Tuesday. “It fills you up when this is what I get to start with in the morning,” she says. Numbers, the alphabet and shapes are being taught alongside lessons about friendship and feelings. Built around a curriculum called “The […]

Sheriff seeking leads on other thefts after suspects are arrested

A Grenora couple is in custody in Williams County in connection with at least one theft and the Divide County Sheriff’s Department is asking residents to check their property for evidence of others. Bradley Scott Evanson, 32, and his wife Megan Lynn Evanson, 33, were arrested by deputies in the early morning hours Friday. According to a release from the […]

Youth invited to ‘Fire’

Free food, live music from the Alliance Band, games, fellowship, a message, and more. That’s what organizers of “Start a Fire” hope to provide area youth at a gathering on Sept. 15, in Crosby’s West Park. “This is my first time with something like this,” Tessa Rindel said. “I’m interesting in connecting with youth, and this seemed like a good […]

Signs make a bold statement

Letters are now in place on one of two larger Crosby signs erected by the city. Workers installed the letters on the east side entry to town on Saturday. The brick markers are 14 feet high by 20 feet long. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember […]

Alumni plan school monument in Columbus

Alumni of Columbus High School already have pledges of about $7,500 for a monument recognizing the former location of the school they graduated from. “It’s just a big, bare, desolate, lonesome space,” said Roger Helseth, a class of 1977 grad who was among those attending a reunion of Columbus classes 1974-80, held in June. He credits Darla Westerness for pitching […]

Laborious weekend is no holiday

Whines & Roses

Some pictures my brother shared with me last week brought back memories. He went to Google Maps, which led him to a street view of the house we grew up in, in San Diego. That led him to a real estate page where the particulars of the house were detailed — four bedrooms, three baths, two car garage, pool — […]

We love our energy but we hate its origins

Passing Dreams

When you flip the switch you don’t even think about it. You just expect the lights to come on. When you turn the key, the car starts. When you open the freezer, you’re sure the ice cream will be frozen. In so many ways modern civilization takes energy for granted. Without thinking about it, we demand that it is readily […]

Political Cartoon

A word which should be profane

Holly Would

There are words which I choose not to utter. I choose not to utter these words because I believe they have meaning, and I don’t like their meaning. There is a word which you may not believe is profane, but I think we should put this word in that category. The word is…diet. I think diet is a horrible word […]