2022-06-01 E-Edition

Kidder County, Linton schools, to share superintendent for one year

Districts will do a trial run of sharing leadership

Linton Public School District 26 and Kidder County School District 1 have agreed to share a superintendent on a one-year trial basis. Currently, Kidder County Superintendent Rick Diegel will split his time 50/50 during the 2022-2023 school year between the districts in the new role. “I am willing to put in the work,” Diegel said. The Search During a March […]

June 14, 2022 Primary Election Mail in Ballot Deadline is fast approaching

The Kidder County Auditor’s office recommends that you mail your ballot into the office by Tuesday June 7th, 2022 or before, to be counted for the June 14, 2022 Primary Election. North Dakota First class mail may take up to 7 days to get to its destination. Your Ballot can be dropped off at the Auditor’s office or be dropped […]

Savvy Senior

How to Get Underutilized COVID Funeral Assistance Funds

Dear Savvy Senior, I recently saw a news segment on TV about a government funeral assistance program available to families who lost loved ones during the pandemic. What can you tell me about this? I lost my 78-year-old mother to COVID in 2021 and want to find out if I’m still eligible for any funeral funds, and if so, what […]

Kidder County Health Happenings

Kidder County App

It’s here! It’s live! You may have seen different promotional posters/items around your town. Kidder County now has an App for smartphones! One of the major issues with disseminating all information (not just health information) in the county is a lack of a main message center for all residents. Although not everyone has a smart phone, the majority of people […]

Off the Bookshelf

WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? Things are not always as they seem to be; people are also not always who they seem to be. This is certainly true in author Freida McFadden’s new (2021) thriller, “Want To Know A Secret?” April Masterson is a suburban wife, living the dream. Husband Elliot is a workaholic lawyer and her seven-year-old son, Bobby, […]

From the Heart

Words just can’t describe feelings at times. When we heard that 19 fourth graders and two teachers were gunned down in their school in Uvalde, TX the other day, most of us just could not understand. How could anyone take the lives of children who were so innocent and teachers who were there to help them learn and protect them? […]

Kidder Korner

A man went to the eye doctor. The receptionist asked him what was wrong with him. The man exclaimed, “I keep seeing spots in front of my eyes!” The receptionist asked, “Have you ever seen a doctor?” The man replied, “No, just the spots.” ***** Why shouldn’t you wear a cardboard belt? That would be a waist of paper! ***** […]


(Looking back over past Ozone issues by Shirley Morlock)

50 years ago – May 31, 1972 Deaths – Carl Flemmer, 60, Napoleon; Mrs. Albert (Dianne May) Leonhardt, 27, Braddock Bruce Burkett, Steele Chief of Police, resigned to accept employment with the Game and Fish Department. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Holsti were honored at a farewell gathering as he is being transferred by BEK Telephone to Hazelton. Ronald Teske of […]

A little of This ‘n That

Dakota Gardener: The Best Backyard Fruit Tree Fruit trees are great for landscapes. Their blossoms are dazzling in spring and the fruits are absolutely delicious. Do you have a fruit tree in your backyard? If not, what are you waiting for? When it comes to planting trees, there is an old proverb that goes, “Today is the second-best day to […]