2022-05-04 E-Edition

Powerful response to outages

MDU towns all restored; Some co-op customers still have long wait

An unknown number of rural homes remain without power in Divide County, but an army is mobilized for restoration. By Tuesday morning, said Jerry King, general manager of Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative, the ranks of crews working to restore power will have swelled to 170. Rebuilding the line to the Twin Butte substation is a top priority, but “supply chain is […]

Third candidate emerges for Crosby mayor

Crosby Planning and Zoning Chairman Troy Vassen, a former member of the Crosby City Council, has accepted the challenge to run for mayor as a write-in candidate. The campaign was launched by some friends on Facebook Thursday morning, unbeknownst to Vassen. Contacted Friday morning to discuss his plans, Vassen first “had to ask around” before making comment. Though he has […]

Wedded bliss can be acheived — even in a blizzard

Where were you when the power went out on April 23, 2022? Colby Neel, Phil Johnson and about 60 of their friends and family were at Concordia Lutheran Church in Crosby for a wedding. The location was the couple’s backup. They had planned to get married outdoors, on their farm, located roughly 7 miles south of town. Still, “It was […]

Two will advance in DC Sheriff’s race

Divide County Sheriff Zach Schroeder faces two challengers in the June 14 election, with the top two vote-getters advancing to the General Election in November. Challengers are former Sheriff Lauren Throntveit and current Chief Deputy Shawn Holm. Each candidate addressed the same topics — from philosophy of policing to the use of body cameras and how best to lead the […]

Child Abuse Prevention

The Divide County Courthouse was awash in color Friday to conclude Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Many events have been rescheduled — or are waiting to be — after storms

As of press time, only a few new dates are known for rescheduled events as a result of recent storms and power outages. Crosby’s City Council has a new date — 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 9 at City Hall. Divide County’s auction of surplus property has moved to May 5, and a meeting about expiring mill levies is now set […]

Samantha Hughes

Samantha Arlene Hughes, 31, Marion, Iowa, passed away April 25, 2022, at her home from natural causes. A celebration of life was held at Antioch Christian Church, Marion, Friday, April 29. Samantha was born December 2, 1990, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Leonard Hughes and June (Anderson) Hughes. Samantha attended Benton Community schools (Van Horne, Iowa), then graduated from Metro […]

Larry Lee

Larry A. Lee, 75, Crosby, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Crosby. Larry’s funeral will be 11 a.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Concordia Lutheran Church with Pastor Zachiariah Shipman officating. Cremation has taken place. The family and friends will be having a gathering at 5 p.m., at the Crosby Moose Lodge Stakston-Martin Funeral Home, Crosby […]

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Fantastic Beasts; The Secrets of Dumbledore

Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of […]