2019-11-27

Seasonal breakthrough

Bianca Brudwick breaks through snow covered branches in front of her house Wednesday last week, upon waking up to about 9 inches of fresh snow. More snow — up to three inches — is forecast for Thanksgiving. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     […]

County districts not likely to change unless voters petition


The public was asked to provide feedback, and they delivered. “How many here are in favor of not having districts?” Divide County Commission chairman Gerald Brady asked a group of nearly 20 residents, most of whom reside in the western part of the county. No one said a word. Nicky Berg, who lives in the Zahl area, just shook her […]

All set to start strolling

Stroll tickets were going fast on Friday, said Pam Urvand, chair of the Crosby Christmas Stroll committee. She had just replenished the supply at one store late Friday afternoon. “The ticket sales are really starting to go now,” she said, so anyone who wants to hunt for prizes in Crosby stores on Friday and Saturday “should get theirs as soon […]

Hospital reports revenue not as strong as in ‘18


St. Luke’s Medical Center’s last fiscal year fell between a relatively good 2018 and a bleak 2017, CEO Jody Nelson reported at the hospital’s annual meeting Tuesday last week. Nelson vowed to continue efforts to lessen the hospital’s losses and said half of the state’s smaller, critical-access hospitals are in the red. “We’re not alone,” Nelson said to the audience […]

Settlement is delayed


A delay in procuring documents means the settlement of a lawsuit between the St. Luke’s Community Foundation and the builders of the Northern Lights Apartments in Crosby has been extended. In a letter dated Nov. 8, Jason R. Asmus, the attorney representing Loretto Bay Six (LB6), the Minnesota-based builder that filed suit against the foundation, told District Court Judge Robin […]

Angel tree

Marki Ellis of Divide County Social Services says there are nearly twice as many angels needed this year to provide gifts for the Angel Tree. Gifts are needed by Dec. 16. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Lodge collects socks

Crosby’s Vidda Lodge of the Sons of Norway is sponsoring a project called “Sock it to ‘em!” “We are asking people to donate socks of all sizes and colors, which will be donated to the Divide County Social Service and Food Pantry,” according to a release from the group, to meet the needs of people who need them. Drop-off boxes […]

Perfect timing

Brad Johnson strings lights outside in sunshine Tuesday, and by Wednesday, right, had other pressing chores. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Thankful that scumbag scammer was unsuccessful

Simultaneously playing five people in the same office


Paul is a decent guy. He runs a community newspaper in a town much like Crosby – a rural county seat town with somewhere around 1,000 people. There are a few other towns in the county, but his town contains about half the population of the county. He’s the kind of guy who forged a professional career in “the city” […]

Glad to see questions being raised

Other Views

Wednesday, we as readers and citizens, were treated to an article on our school board’s recent evaluation of our school superintendent. I would like to first, applaud the board members who were willing to rate his performance honestly and with true judgment in mind. For too long the performance of various administration level personnel has gone seemingly unchecked or simply […]