2022-09-28 E-Edition

Fischer celebrates first anniversary

Rebecca Fischer is celebrating! She has been working for Bowerman Insurance for a year now. She joins 7 others that work out of either the Steele or Bismarck Office. After managing the Oasis Truck Stop in Bismarck for 15 years and spending 1 year at Sanford Medical Supply, her commute to work has been drastically reduced. Rebecca lives in Steele […]

Robinson Fire Department receives grant

Northern Plains Electric Cooperative is a member of the Rural Development Finance corporation (RDFC). As a result, communities in our service area were eligible to apply for a grant of up to $2,000 for community-based projects. RDFC is making these funds available in order that more people become aware of their large loan program that funds community-based projects and non-profits […]


Brian Bartlett with Father Peter Sharpe admiring the work done to the Catholic church parking lot. Bartlett, representing AMVETS Post 20 in Steele, donated funds to the cause.

KC Ducks Unlimited Turns 40

Kidder County Ducks Unlimited will hold their 40th Banquet with lots of fun and forty bangs. Committee Chairmen Julia and Kyle Friez have announced the annual banquet will again be on the ND pheasant opener, Oct. 8th at the Pifer’s building in Steele, doors opening at 5pm, followed by the supper and live auction. They are excited to announce 40 […]

Coming events

Steele Sept. 26 – KC Ambulance Board Oct. 5 – Golden Manor Auxiliary, 1:00 p.m., KC Library Oct. 6 – Steele Firemen (Board, 6:00 p.m.; Firemen, 7:00 p.m.) Oct. 8 – KC Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner & Banquet, Pifers Auction, 5:00 p.m. Oct. 10 – Steele City Council meeting, 7:00 p.m. Oct. 12 – KC School Board meeting, 7:00 p.m. […]

Savvy Senior

Free Online Hearing Tests You Can Take at Home

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any good online hearing tests? My husband has hearing loss, but I can’t get him to go in and get his hearing checked, so I thought a simple online test could help him recognize he has a problem. What can you tell me? Loud Talking Linda Dear Linda, There’s actually a growing number of […]

Vaccine Updates!

Lots of updates here about numerous vaccines: -We have influenza vaccine now! Our office receives the standard dose, quadvalent (meaning four different strains of flu) vaccine. See the ad in this paper for flu vaccine clinic times and locations. We do plan to transport COVID-19 vaccine to our non-Steele flu vaccine outreach clinic locations. You can receive both the flu […]

Off the Bookshelf


Cate Cooper has a blighted past; none of which is her own doing. Her father died in a car accident when she was a baby. She and her mother had a short stress-free time when it was just the two of them. Although they couldn’t afford to do extravagant things, they were happy spending time together. That all ended when […]

From the Heart

It looks like we are on the way to the next season. I could handle fall for a long time, but the other morning, there was some frost, so that only leads to the season I dread the most. Winter would not be bad if it were not for the very cold temps and/or lots of snow. I know I […]