2021-07-14 E-Edition

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Closure announcement stuns

Nursing home will close permanently in September

Fifty-three employees, 19 residents and their families, all got the news within a couple of hours Wednesday last week — St. Luke’s Sunrise Care Center will be closing permanently in just 60 days. “Not all is lost, but it sure is a kick in the teeth,” said Sandra Simonson, longtime St. Luke’s board member. “Crosby will survive and be better […]

Summer Bash returns Saturday, to complement threshing show

When the Divide County Threshing Show last summer largely canceled its full scale festivities amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Crosby Area Chamber held a “Summer Bash” that weekend to help fill the gap. Even with the threshing bee returning to normal this week, the Summer Bash is back on Saturday too — and even bigger than last year’s. “We had […]

Bee is back with few Canadians

The Divide County Threshing Show will return Friday without some of the key helpers who have participated in year’s past — many of them, Canadian. “We have to do the best we can,” said John Tysse, president of the Divide County Historical Society. He said substitute operators have been lined up to run some of the machines Canadian operators normally […]


The Looney Lutherans — “Lois Jensen”, “Ginger Johnson” and “Bella Anderson” — perform to a crowd 168 strong Saturday in a show sponsored by the Vidda Lodge and Meadowlark Arts Council at DIvide County High School. Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below or Subscribe today! Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Friends share why Tysse is tops in the antique tractor world

John Tysse Jr. began collecting old tractors long before it became popular, and his memory for dates, names and available parts strewn across two countries is legendary. “He remembers names of people from 50 years ago that he bought a single item from,” marvels Tom Seaberg, 30, a Minnesotan who first met Tysse at the tractor show in Rollag. “He’s […]

Mobile vaccination site at Bee

With North Dakota’s COVID vaccination rate far below the recommended level of 70 percent, public health officials are taking vaccinations to where crowds gather — including the grounds of Crosby’s Pioneer Village, during a celebration that regularly attracts thousands. A mobile vaccination unit will be set up on the grounds from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday — exactly where […]

Sheriff vows to catch metal thief

Unoccupied farmsteads and bin yards are attractive targets for thieves, according to Divide County Sheriff Zach Schroeder. “With the price of metal going up, people are stealing scrap to supplement their habits,” he said. A recent incident at an Ambrose area farmstead is a perfect example. Thieves, unlawfully entering a building on the property, took nearly 30 radiators. “We called […]

Roger Haugenoe

Roger Allan Haugenoe, 84, Billings, Montana, formerly of Crosby, passed away Friday, July 9, 2021, at Bella Terra Care Center, Billings, Montana. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Ambrose Lutheran Church, Ambrose, with Pastor Zachariah Shipman presiding. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery south of Ambrose. Roger Allan Haugenoe was born November 3, 1936, […]

Bruce Anderson

Bruce W. Anderson, 68, Merrill, Wisconsin, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill, Wisconsin. Funeral service was held Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Highland Community Church, Merrill, Wisconsin. Burial of Bruce’s cremated remains will take place in Grue Lutheran Church Cemetery, Buxton. Bruce was born March 17, 1953, in Crosby, son of the late Leonard […]