2020-07-15

1954 threshing demonstration

TV show about the Bee will air Saturday

Even though the official event is canceled this year, the Divide County Threshing Show could wind up with a bigger audience than ever before. That’s due to a segment of “Wild Rides: Special Cowboy Moments” debuting Saturday at 7 p.m. and again at 4 a.m. (CT) on the Cowboy Channel. The segment will also air later on RFD-TV — a […]

Crosby faces another big year of Dutch elm disease


At least 80 trees in Crosby are facing removal this year due to Dutch elm disease, the city’s park director said Friday. Brock Harward announced a revised plan of attack for clearing the dying trees to slow the disease’s spread, after the count last year more than doubled to 144. That was too many for the three parks employees to […]

Tioga COVID testing event on Thursday


Tioga High School will host a drive-thru COVID-19 testing event this Thursday from 8 to 11 a.m. It will be open to the public, 12 year-olds and older, and tests will be free of charge. The test was organized in the wake of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases among workers involved in the expansion of the Hess gas plant. Commission […]

Divide County commissioners question the need for another new radio system


A radio upgrade “SIRN 20/20” — an initiative by state government to bring every first responder, law enforcement, and public service organization in North Dakota under one communications umbrella — already seems to be falling short of the mark. The program was implemented during the 2019 Legislature, and signed into law by Gov. Doug Burgum. Information from the SEIC (Statewide […]

Federal program may help

A program compensating local law enforcement for helping federal agencies along the U.S. border will drop more than $240,000 into sheriff’s department budgets in Divide and Burke counties during the 2020- 2021 fiscal year. Operation Stonegarden provides reimbursement for overtime, mileage and other allowable expenses to state, local and tribal law enforcement for patrolling at places and times federal agents […]

Church Schedules

CATHOLIC CHURCH MASS St. Patrick’s, Crosby Wednesday, July 15 — 7 p.m. mass; Friday, July 17 — 12 p.m. mass; Sunday, July 19 — 9 a.m. mass. St. Luke’s, Noonan Thursday, July 16 — 8 a.m. mass.; Saturday, July 18 — 7 p.m. mass. St. John’s, Portal, N.D. Sunday, July 19 — 11:30 a.m. mass. NW UNITED LUTHERAN PARISH Revs. […]

Give up those broken pieces

Pastor’s Corner


Sometimes life can be real messy! It’s the case of ol’ Humpty Dumpty who had a great fall and there were pieces scattered in disarray. Sometimes those pieces are ours; sometimes they belong to others. It’s the case of an unfaithful spouse. It may be the accusation against you of wrongdoing without a cause. It can be the throw-away actions […]

Divide 4-H horse show and livestock results listed

Livestock and horse show results from Divide County 4-H Achievement Days are as follows: Horsemanship Barrel Racing: Rebekka Bummer, grand champion 15-18; Megan Hay, reserve champion 15-18; Billi Fortier, grand champion 12-14; Annali Greaves, grand champion 8-11; Emma Hay, reserve champion 8-11. Keyhole Race: Brooklyn Fortier, grand champion 15- 18; Alissa Haugland, reserve champion 15-18; Billi Fortier, grand champion 12-14; […]

Masonic building transformed for new office use

Open house will showcase changes to historic space

“I love being able to come to work in a place that feels like home.” Amber Haugland’s sentiment towards Crosby’s historic Masonic Temple building, constructed in 1927, comes after more than a year of renovations, turning the property, most recently used as a fitness center, into a business center. The property is now the home of Haugland Insurance Services and […]