2019-12-18

Westby’s Christmas Parade of Lights

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Felony charges dismissed against Tennessee man


After waiting more than a year for his case to go to trial, a Tennessee man drove to Divide County last week to see the case dismissed even as a prospective jury waited in the hallway. The trial for Randal Scott (Scotty) Layman, Jr., was scheduled to last a week. Instead, he went duck hunting. “Opening day’s tomorrow, and I […]

Property taxes near even to lower this year


Tax bills arriving in mail boxes across Divide County last week were near even to less than in 2018, with all property types having only minimal changes in value. Despite the fact ag land values are unchanged at $366 million, and ag land seeing a decrease in the share of tax burden compared to other property types, parcels monitored by […]

Cases of Influenza B and strep throat abound in Divide County


It’s not the most wonderful time of the year, but flu season has arrived. “It’s in a large part of the community,” said Christine Knudsvig, a nurse practitioner at St. Luke’s Hospital and the Crosby Clinic. Knudsvig and other providers are seeing increasing numbers of Influenza B and strep throat. “This is earlier in the year than normal,” Knudsvig said, […]

Few leads in burglary case


Saying only that deputies were “working really, really hard on it,” Divide County Sheriff Zach Schroeder declined last week to offer any more details into the investigation surrounding a recent burglary at the Bypass Lounge. “We’re making some progress,” said Schroeder. “That’s as far as I want to go on that.” Discovered by employees on Sat., Dec. 7, the burglary […]

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Lori and Tim Gjovig, are feted with a Hardware Hank cake on their last day as owners of the Crosby store, Dec, 12. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

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With a name like Wiseman . . .

Forget the gold, frankincense and myrrh. Seth and Hallie Wiseman carried human treasure — their daughter Adaleigh — to make up the famed trio of three wise men, as part of the Westby community’s light up night activities, held Saturday. See more photos on Page 8. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below […]

Early deadlines

Journal Publishing newspapers, The Journal and Tioga Tribune will have an early ad and copy deadline the next two Fridays at 10 a.m., Dec. 20 and 27, due to holidays. The newspapers for Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 will actually go to press on the preceding Monday and will be delivered to mail subscribers on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Dec. […]

Women’s right to vote was first step

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On December 1, the “suffragettes” of North Dakota met at the State Heritage Center to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920 giving women the right to vote. It was a long time in coming. Too long. Historians mark the beginning of the women’s suffrage campaign at a meeting in […]