2021-05-26

2021-05-26 E-Edition

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Days of rain have been a ‘godsend’ for parched area


Last week’s rain certainly brightened a lot of moods. For Gene Lystad, the moisture received at his farm in Twin Butte Township was “a godsend.” “We got an inch and a quarter Sunday night, and 1.44 in that first system from Thursday,” he said. “It was beautiful.” That’s nearly 2.7 inches in less than 96 hours. Similar totals were reported […]

Some areas flooded in 2011 now high and dry


What a difference 10 years makes. “We’re seeing sloughs that haven’t been dry for years are now bone dry,” said Jody Gunlock, Divide County Emergency Services Director in regard to low water levels resulting from extreme drought conditions. Many of those areas went under water as a result of flooding in 2011, which was brought on by heavier than usual […]

Building material prices are skyrocketing now


Dave McCarty, an employee at Crosby Building Supply, said he’s been spending more time updating his prices than selling materials. “Everything’s crazy right now. Everything’s in short supply,” he said. That shortage, directly attributable to COVID shutting down mills and manufacturing plants, has caused prices to skyrocket. “Lumber’s probably tripled in price since last year,” said McCarty. “That’s if you […]

Women honored for life saving actions during recent local incidents


Two Crosby women were honored last week for actions that probably saved lives. “They’re both heroes,” Divide County Sheriff Zach Schroeder told county commissioners last week. Robin Swanson and Megan Wissbrod were each awarded a plaque of appreciation following two separate events — one in November 2020, and one this past March. Swanson followed footprints in the snow to find […]

EMS week observed

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Memorial Day programs planned in area

The Journal has been notified of two Memorial Day programs planned in the area on Monday — in Crosby and Wildrose. Nick Ator will be the master of ceremonies in Crosby’s Kirchhofer Auditorium at Divide County High School at 11 a.m. Girls State delegates will lead the audience in singing the National Anthem. Later in the program, the delegates will […]

Clara Lindseth

Clara Lindseth, 98, Williston, formerly of Crosby, passed away Wednesday morning, May 12, 2021, at her home in Williston. Funeral Service was held Wednesday, May 19, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, Williston. Father Russell Kovash officiated. Interment took place Wednesday afternoon at the Concordia Cemetery, Crosby. Clara was born July 20, 1922, to Olaf and Ovidia Henning in Ambrose. She […]

Peggy Anderson

Peggy J. Anderson, 98, Crosby, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2021, at St. Luke’s Sunrise Care Center, Crosby. Funeral service was held Monday, May 24, 2021, at Crosby Assembly of God Church. Interment took place at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, Crosby. Peggy Jane Bixby was born January 11, 1923, in Coffeyville, Kansas. She was the youngest of four children born to […]

Edwin Bakke

Edwin Bakke, 86 passed away February 20, 2021, in his home. A celebration of life for Ed with military honors will be held at the Ambrose Cemetery Friday June 4, at 3 p.m. Pastor Holly Anderson officiating. After the service please join us for fellowship at the Ambrose Lutheran Church. Ed was born Dec. 15, 1934 in Ambrose, to John […]