2022-10-12 E-Edition

KC grocers resilient despite challenges

Part 2 For those who care about the economic health of their rural communities, the question becomes, “How can we keep our grocery bills low while still shopping locally?” According to business owners, one solution is to dedicate a percentage of the grocery budget to local stores. If most people chip in a little, it would make all the difference […]

Coming events

Steele Oct. 12 – KC Ambulance drive-up soup & sandwich, 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.; KC School Board meeting, 7:00 p.m. Oct. 20 – Senior Commodities & Pop Up, 3:00 p.m. Oct. 22 – Fire extinguisher check, 10:00-2:00, Fire Hall Oct. 23 – St. Francis de Sales Fall Dinner – Starts at noon Nov. 7 – Kidder County Food Pantry, 4:30-5:30 […]

Savvy Senior

How Much Does an Average Funeral Cost?

Dear Savvy Senior, How much does a typical funeral and body burial cost today? My wife and I are interested in pre-arranging our funerals but would like to have a cost idea before going in so we can plan and budget appropriately. Planning Ahead Dear Planning, It definitely pays to know what charges to expect when pre-planning a funeral. Most […]

Off the Bookshelf

THE BOOKSELLER’S PROMISE Yvonne is busy planning her wedding to her long-time boyfriend, Trevor. The wedding is still months away, but most of the important details have been arranged. Yvonne and Trevor are in their early thirties and occasionally Yvonne worries about losing her independence after she is married, as many of her friends have, dropping out of activities they […]

Influenza Prevention month

October is Influenza Prevention Month in North Dakota, North Dakota Health and Human Services encourages flu vaccine before Halloween Bismarck, N.D. – Gov. Burgum proclaimed the month of October as Influenza Prevention Month and the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone to get vaccinated against influenza (flu) this fall. “The influenza vaccine prevents millions of […]

From the Heart

There are many people who have grown up with a “silver spoon” in their hands. They have never known what it was like to have little to nothing. They always had anything they wanted and more. For most of us, though, we are proud to have made it on our own, not by being handed any “riches” from someone else. […]


(Looking back over past Ozone issues by Shirley Morlock)

50 years ago – Oct. 11, 1972 Annette Pepple of Steele is Homecoming Queen candidate at Bismarck Junior College. Alfred Davis, 76, Steele, died. The Steele Band Booster men sponsor a pancake-sausage supper in Steele. A December 1st wedding is planned by Denice Binder of Tuttle and Ronald Roethlisberger of Huff. Theo Johnson, Tuttle native, accepted a position at the […]

A little of This ‘n That

Info on frost/freeze conditions

Light freeze: 29 degrees F to 32 degrees F / -2 degrees C to 0 degrees C. Tender plants killed with little destructive effect on other vegetation. Moderate freeze: 25 degrees F to 28 degrees F / -4 degrees C to -2 degrees C. Wide destruction on most vegetation with heavy damage to fruit blossoms and tender semi-hardy plants. Severe […]

Kidder Korner

What does a houseboat turn into when it grows up? A township. ***** It takes me ten minutes to walk to the bar, but over an hour to walk home. The difference is staggering. ***** My friend just rented a limo for $1,000, but it didn’t come with a driver. Imagine spending all that money with nothing to chauffeur it. […]