The Journal 2021-03-17

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School board OKs hosting prom, concerts and Ball

The Divide County School District plans this spring to bring back prom and end-of-year music concerts and reopen its buildings to some events by outside groups. The school board at its monthly meeting Thursday agreed to allow prom, the concerts and Crosby Kids Daycare’s “Royal Ball” on school grounds. The board also reversed the administration’s earlier decision against hosting the […]

Fire district goes back to the drawing board

They’re starting over. Expressing disappointment, members of the Crosby Rural Fire Protection District board last week rejected two bids for design of a proposed joint facility that would house the fire department and ambulance services. One reason is cost. Another reason had to do with bonding. “They’re higher than expected,” Fire District Board President Brian Lund said, during a meeting […]

Puzzling is a favorite pastime for Northern Lights Villa resident

“I need more walls,” Robert Raymond Tangsrud says, surveying hundreds of puzzles covering nearly every square inch of his apartment at Crosby’s Northern Lights Villa. The finished pictures hang two or three deep, each glued to a piece of poster board with the title of the picture and the date it was completed. “I’ve been hanging them one top of […]


Hope and Grace Svangstu, twin daughters of Alan and Michelle Svangstu, Stanley, look right at home at a hockey tournament and unafraid of the team’s mascot (Taleah Zaugg). Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

New swine facility now hiring

If all goes well, Danish swine could begin showing up in “mid to late May,” according to Todd Goens, head of production operations for Mazon Salazar Brothers, LLP. Advertisements have been placed by Goens, seeking employees to work at “modern swine genetics operations,” owned by the company in Divide County. Mazon Salazar, partnering with DanBred USA, are still working to […]

Census info shows a gain

The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s website peg Divide County’s population at 2,369 — up 298 people from the 2010 count. The figures were presented by Community Developer KayCee Lindsey to members of the Divide County Jobs Development Authority at a meeting last week. The bulletin shows total households of 1,119 with an average of 2.02 people each […]

Marjorie Robinson

Marjorie Ann “Marge” Robinson passed away peacefully February 23, 2021, with her son, Barry, by her side in Pullman, Washington. Marge was born May 16, 1942, in Crosby, to Neal Clifford “Cliff” and Margaret Jorgens. Marge graduated from Crosby High School, and her classmates acknowledged her genuine, loveable personality. The Crosby yearbook said of Marge, “Her friendship is worth having” […]

Mary Hanson

Mary Hanson, 61, Fargo, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Chris March 11, 2021, in a Fargo hospital surrounded by her loving family. Mary Louise Hejl was born May 27, 1959, in Fargo, to William G. and Mary Lou (Cockerill) Hejl. Mary was baptized at Herby Lutheran Church in rural Cass County and confirmed at Martin’s Lutheran […]

James Haukedahl

James Paul “Jim” Haukedahl, 71, passed away Saturday, March 6, at Sanford Hospice House, Fargo with his family by his side. Funeral service was held Monday, March 15, at Hope Lutheran Church, North Campus, Fargo. Burial took place at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo. James Paul “Jim” Haukedahl was born July 19, 1949, in Williston, to Margie and John Haukedahl, who lived […]