2020-11-04 E-Edition

Meet agronomist Mike Rausch

Since late Spring 2020, Mike Rausch has been Agtegra’s Steele Branch Agronomist. Prior to moving to our area, Mike was with Agtegra in SD. Rausch grew up in Morris, Minnesota and went to NDSU for crop and weed Science. After graduation, he accepted the job with Agtegra in SD. Rausch has learned a lot in his time with Agtegra and […]

Thirteenth Annual Tree of Sharing

In spite of a very challenging year for all, the Kidder County Food Pantry has remained consistent with our Holiday Season preparations. For months, we have been pre-planning for our annual Holiday Food Basket distribution, as well as our annual Tree of Sharing that brings a little more cheer to those in need within Kidder County. For twelve consecutive years, […]

Community COVID-19 testing event planned for November 5 at KCDHU

Kidder County District Health Unit (KCDHU) is hosting a free community COVID-19 testing event on November 5 behind their office, at 422 2nd Ave NW, in Steele. The event will be conducted from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., until testing supplies are exhausted sooner. Anyone ages 12 and older is welcome to attend. All testing events are subject to change. […]

Veterans’ Day will delay mail

Veteran’s Day is Wednesday, the 11th of November. There will be no mail that day, so the Ozone- Press will be a day late.

Savvy Senior

How Seniors can save money on prescription eyeglasses

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for finding affordable prescription eyeglasses? I used to have vision insurance through my work but lost it when I turned 65 and signed up for Medicare. Need Spectacles Dear Need, Unfortunately, in 2020 it’s still true that original Medicare does not cover vision services, which includes routine eye exams and prescription eyeglasses […]

Off the Bookshelf


This week’s Off the Bookshelf selection is a psychological thriller by author Jess Ryder. When Stella finds the house of her dreams, she immediately falls in love with it. Well, she Will love it when she makes all the improvements and remodeling projects that the old mansion needs. Boyfriend Jack isn’t quite on board yet, but Stella just knows the […]

From the Heart

Election Day is over; technically, that is. As I write this, we likely won’t know the results of the election for several days or possibly weeks. Candidates may claim victory, but there will be lots of ballots yet to be counted after the official election held on November 3. But, I think, for most of us, we are glad that […]

Kidder Korner

To save money, I suggested to one of my grown sons that we all live together in one house. I could tell he didn’t think it would be cost-effective when he asked, “Who’s going to pay the therapist?” ****** Feeling down about my thinning hair, I told a friend, “Soon I’ll never need to go back to the beauty salon. […]


(Looking back over past Ozone issues by Shirley Morlock)

50 years ago – Nov. 4, 1970 Deaths – Mrs. Birdie Naadem, 79, Bismarck, formerly Braddock; Mrs. Russell (Ruby) Derline Marcussen, 39, Carrington, formerly Tuttle Population of area towns in 1970 – Steele, 696; Tappen, 294; Tuttle, 216; Dawson, 131; Pettibone, 173; Robinson, 125; Medina, 488 Weiser – Leonard Kleiter, Leonard Wyngarden, Marvin Halverson, and J.E. DeKrey have been assisting […]