2021-09-22 E-Edition

School sees more satisfaction from newer COVID-19 policies

Divide County school officials are feeling hopeful they have found the right set of COVID-19 policies, at least for now, to both minimize the chance of further outbreaks and improve the willingness of weary students, parents and staff to go along with them. The number of students absent from the elementary and high schools has dropped from a peak of […]

Mutual aid armada

Firemen from four agencies respond last week to the reignition of a fire from haying operations near U.S. 85 and 98th Street, which briefly threatened to jump the highway before being brought under control. For another view of the fire, see Page 10.

Better flower care expected in the future

Crosby’s decorative flower pots and hanging baskets on Main Street disappeared early this year, in part, because “people were complaining” about them, said Brock Harward, parks director. The parks department has taken care of the flowers for a number of years, but the longtime volunteer who got the program started in 2004 addressed the Crosby City Council Monday last week […]

Private demolition last week illustrates the benefits for proactive property owners

Crosby gained another vacant lot last week when Bev and Brad Fuhrman, owners of a vacant house at 507 First St. SW, had it demolished. “It wasn’t livable,” Bev said. “The basement was caving in. We knew it had to go.” So it did. Rocky Peterson from Pete’s Gravel made short work of the job Thursday, using a backhoe to […]

Theater marquee restoration underway

The marquee at the Dakota Theatre has gone dark again, but it’s only temporary. A long-awaited restoration kicked off Friday when contractors from Minot removed neon light tubes. They’ll be stored in the basement of Divide-Burke Abstract, then reinstalled once Neil Throntveit is done repairing and repainting the marquee structure. “It will look the same, but be freshened up,” said […]

Benefits planned for Rausers, Don Nielsen

A trio of events in coming days will benefit Borderline Auto Club members Trevor and Cassie Rauser, and longtime Moose Lodge member and former Superintendent of Divide County Schools Don Nielsen. A fun run Saturday is open to anyone who’d like to participate as a way to assist the Rausers. “They’ve always been real helpful when we’ve done our shows […]

Bernice Knudsvig

Bernice Knudsvig, 97, stayed true to her course, and on September 15, 2021, passed peacefully into eternal life surrounded by the love of her family near and far. Blessed be the memory of Bernice. Bernice Knudsvig’s funeral service was held Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at United Lutheran Church, Zahl. Rev. Joshua Parris officiated and interment took place at Rudser Cemetery […]

Marian Benter

Marian Harriet Benter, 92, Crosby died peacefully, surrounded by her family, September 17, 2021. Services will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church, 11 a.m., Friday, September 24. Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Stakston-Martin Funeral Home, Crosby. Inurnment will follow at a later date at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan. She was […]

Rod Olson

Rod D. Olson age 82, Minot, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021, at his home. Graveside service will be 11:00, Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Lignite with military honors, with Pastor Emily Shipman officiating. Rod was born December 6, 1938, in Kenmare. He spent the first eight years of his life on his grandfather’s farm South of […]