What’s Up

Friday, January 14 Cards and games, 1:30 p.m., Crosby Senior Citizens Center. Comets Peewees vs Mandan, 7 p.m., Crosby Community Center/ Andrist Arena. Saturday, Janaury 15 Comets Squirts vs Bottineau, 1:30 p.m., Crosby Community Center/Andrist Arena. Comets Squirts vs Bottineau, 4 p.m., Crosby Community Center/ Andrist Arena. Comets 12U vs Bismrack 12U, 6 p.m., Crosby Community Center/ Andrist Arena. Sunday, […]

Church Schedules

CROSBY ASSEMBLY OF GOD Interim Pastor Les Anderson Wednesday, January 12 – 12 p.m. women’s prayer meeting. Sunday, Janury 16 – 10 a.m. Bible study; 11 a.m. morning service; 6 p.m., evening service. NOONAN LUTHERAN PARISH Rev. Janet Gwin Bethlehem – Noonan Zion – Rural Noonan Peace- Rural Crosby Sunday, January 16 — 9 a.m. joint worship at Bethlehem TRINITY […]

What unites us is more than what divides us

Passing Dreams

Does anyone trust anyone anymore? Does anyone believe anyone anymore? Many believe the 2020 election was stolen. Many more don’t trust that the 2022 midterms will be fair and free. Many don’t believe the Centers for Disease Control when it gives guidance on dealing with a pandemic. They don’t believe the New York Times or the Washington Post or their […]

Recycling has instrinsic rewards

In Good Standing

Having grown up with ecologically aware parents, recycling and not littering were engrained into my psyche at an early age. Beverage cans and bottles were seldom if ever thrown away where I grew up, since there was a deposit added to the price of buying them that could later be redeemed at a recycling depot. I believe it is up […]

Year-end balance allows payment

Divide County commissioners held their first meeting of the year, deciding to cut in half the remaining balance on a 2017 courthouse expansion loan. “Overall we ended the year pretty good,” said Commissioner Gerald Brady. Some might consider that an understatement. Especially taking into account recent distributions of oil and gas production tax revenues. Six months ago, commissioners had estimated […]

Truly local — more than shopping

Building Main Street, Not Wall Street

One of my favorite quotes is by General Shinseki. He said, “If you don’t like change, you are going to enjoy irrelevance even less.” Each January I spend the month discussing the basics of building a truly local communitywide mindset. Truly local means so many different things to each of us. When asking people what truly local means, we get […]

Pelvic floor therapy is new offering at area medical centers

Thanks to recent training in the specialty for physical therapists in Crosby and Tioga, people dealing with a variety of pelvic and abdominal issues can now receive help locally. Janae Maier of St. Luke’s Medical Center, Crosby, and Melissa Johnson, Tioga Medical Center, together expanded their knowledge of treatment techniques, attending continuing education in Bismarck recently. As a result, they’re […]

Judge denies request for bond reduction

Telling a judge a $500,000 bond is appropriate, given the charges against Mathew Nelson, Crosby, prosecuting attorney Jaakan Williams had another reason for opposing a bond reduction. Nelson, 19, is charged with five counts of gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony, and one count of sexual assault, a Class A misdemeanor, for a series of incidents involving minor children. […]

COVID-19 cases prompt masking, but so far, no new hospitalizations

Arriving masked at last week’s commission meeting, Divide County Commission Chairman Rodney Johnson announced that even though he is vaccinated and “boosted” he had been a “close contact” to someone testing positive for COVID-19. Then he volunteered to leave. Instead, commissioners Gerald Brady, Tim Selle and County Auditor Gayle Jastrzebski donned masks of their own and spread out, all trying […]

Bakken briefs

Firefighters pass torch Tim Sundhagen joined the Tioga Fire Department on the same day, 21 years ago, as Nathan Germundson. Now, Sundhagen is passing the torch of the department’s leadership to Germundson, one of his oldest acquaintances. Germundson wishes to live up to the expectations set by Sundhagen and other forebears. “I hope I can do as well as most […]