The Journal 2021-02-24

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First in state to reach full vaccination

Villa staff and residents proud of their distinction

Crosby’s Northern Lights Villa has achieved a benchmark no other elder care facility in North Dakota can match. They’re the first senior group living center of any kind in the state to achieve 100 percent vaccination for COVID-19. “There’s 23 of us,” said Manager Geralyn Johnson, including eight staff and 15 residents. The Villa is in a category that includes […]

Nine new COVID cases in eight days

Masks are still the order of the day for employees and guests at the Divide County Courthouse. The decision was made by county commissioners last week upon learning of the first of nine new COVID-19 cases turning up since Feb. 15. The first of those cases was a county employee. “There’s still some exposure there,” said Commission Chairman Gerald Brady, […]

School district looks at cutting board size

The Divide County School District plans to circulate a petition proposing a ballot measure to cut its board from nine members to seven, a move Superintendent Sherlock Hirning says would address a struggle in recent years to find new candidates. Hirning suggested making the cut by reducing the two rural at-large positions, thereby retaining six members elected by geographical area […]

Lane has a long journey home

Lane Unhjem came home to Divide County over the weekend, and the relief in his wife Julie’s voice was obvious. “It’s a blessing, for sure,” she said. It’s also been a long, hard road for Lane, starting last September with a serious cardiac incident and, ultimately, a heart and kidney transplant at University of Minnesota hospitals. He’ll continue cardiac rehab […]

Training planned

The Divide County Sheriff’s department is planning an active shooter training at the courthouse in March. Chief Deputy Shawn Holm said it isn’t clear yet if other law enforcement agencies will be attending. “We’re providing a place,” Holm said. In the training, deputies will be firing simulated rounds, marking a suspect with paint, rather than an actual bullet. The simulation […]

Pantry helper

Volunteer Jamie Fuhrman carries food to a vehicle during an extra food pantry delivery last week in Crosby. Despite the short notice, the event was well attended by people needing food assistance. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Neale Spooner

Neale L. Spooner, 84, Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away February 3, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 6, 1936, in Noonan, to Louis & Gladys (Brodal) Spooner. He worked on the family farm and Spooner Lumber Company until he went to college. He graduated from NDSU in 1958, with a Civil Engineering Degree. After […]

Roger Nelson

Roger Elliotte Nelson, 71, McDonough, Georgia, passed away February 22, 2021. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 25, 2021, 10 a.m. in Haisten Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Chad Nelson will officiate. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park. He was born in Minot, to the late Johnny Clarence and Edna Hilldegard Johnson Nelson. Roger retired after 33 years with Delta […]

Yona Bakke

Yona Loy Bakke, 79, Minot, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Trinity Hospital, Minot. Stakston-Martin Funeral Home, Crosby is in charge of arrangements