2019-10-09 E-Edition

Wanchic, new writer for the Ozone Press

Hi there! My name is Maria Wanchic and I look forward to bringing the good people of Kidder County entertaining, engaging and informative stories through the Ozone. You may remember an article from January 2018 about my husband Eric’s business, Gratiel Technologies. We had just moved to Steele from Bismarck in 2017 and at the time of the article had […]

Medina Ambulance Service considers disbanding

Medina Ambulance Service is facing a tough decision regarding continuing its operations this fall. “We don’t want to close down,” said Renae Olson, paramedic with the service. “It’s just become too difficult. People are getting burned out.” The issues facing Medina Ambulance Service are not financial but people related. The service has a regular volunteer staff of nine people along […]

Savvy Senior

Flu Vaccines for Seniors That Provide Better Protection

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the flu shots designed for older adults? I got sick last winter after getting a standard flu shot and would like to find out if the senior-specific flu vaccine is worth getting. Approaching 80 Dear Approaching, There are actually two different types of flu shots available to people age 65 and […]

Multiple agencies involved in high speed truck pursuit

A Fargo man driving a stolen pickup led the North Dakota Highway Patrol and law enforcement officers from four counties on a 78-minute high-speed chase that ended in a McIntosh County slough Tuesday, Sept. 24 at about 8 p.m. Brett Martin Meers, 25, was transported to the Wishek Community Hospital, treated and released for injuries sustained in the incident, and […]

Coming events

Oct. 14 – Columbus Day Steele Oct. 9 – K.C. School Board, 7:00 p.m. Oct. 10 – Golden October Fest (Vendor Show), 4:00-7:00 p.m., Golden Manor Oct. 15 – Card playing at Senior Center, 1:00 p.m., everyone welcome Driscoll Oct. 12 – Annual Pancake and Sausage Supper, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Driscoll Hall Braddock Oct. 13 – St. Katherine’s Fall Supper, 4:30-6:30 […]

From the Heart

I admit to being a Twins fan, whether they win or lose. The Twins have so far had a great season. They have lost games (61), but won many more (101). With the exception of when they lose by so much, they have been fun to watch. It was a year for the “long ball”. As a team, the Twins […]

Kidder Korner

The teacher asked little Johnny if he knew his numbers “Yes,” he said. “My father taught me.” “Good. What comes after three?” “Four,” answered the boy. “What comes after six?” “Seven.” “Very good,” said the teacher. “Your dad did a good job. And what comes after 10?” “Jack.” A drunk phoned the local police department to report that thieves had […]


(Looking back over past Ozone issues by Shirley Morlock)

50 years ago – Oct. 8, 1969 Nursing home fund drive is underway in Steele. Byron Iszler, local druggist, heads the local fund drive committee. Simon Gartner, 78, Tuttle, died. Ronald Schultz is the first student teacher in Steele for several years (business ed and physical education). He attended high school in Robinson and college at Valley City. Barbara Dittle […]

A little of This ‘n That

Predictions from the Old Farmers’ Almanac

Founded in 1818, the Farmers’ Almanac mixes a blend of long-range weather predictions, humor, fun facts, and advice on gardening, cooking, fishing, conservation, and other topics. Predictions for each edition are made as far as two years in advance. The U.S. retail edition of the Farmers’ Almanac contains weather predictions for 7 U.S. climatic zones, defined by the publishers, in […]