2023-04-19 E-Edition

Senior Services site manager, Rohrich, retires

In 1992, when Mary Rohrich was hired as site manager for Kidder-Emmons Senior Services in Steele, she could never have imagined she’d be celebrating her retirement in the same place 31 years later. For Rohrich, it’s always been so much more than a mere job. Endearing relationships with a generation of folks (whom Rohrich lovingly refers to as, “funny, abrupt, […]

Business Profile: Dakota Tackle

I bought my first fishing rod and reel combo from Wade at Dakota Tackle. Last weekend, my son did the same as I did about 30 years ago. That led me to ask owner Wade Anderson just how long he has been in business… the story was interesting, so the Ozone-Press wanted to share it. Some of us will remember […]

New RMD Rules for 2023

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the new rules on required minimum distributions from IRAs and 401(k)s? I will turn 72 this year and want to be clear on what I’m required to do. Planning Ahead Dear Planning, Thanks to the SECURE Act 2.0 that was passed by Congress last December, there are several new rules that affect required minimum distributions […]

Off the Bookshelf

THE HOUSE WE GREW UP IN To people on the outside observing the Bird family, all appears to be normal inside the “Bird House”. Dad is a quiet, kind, and easy-going guy. Oldest daughter, Meg, is a no-nonsense perfectionist who prefers an uncomplicated life and a sense of order to everything. Beautiful Beth is sweet and goes with the flow, […]

A little of This ‘n That

Spring Clean Your Home Office With These Easy Tips

(SPM Wire) In the pursuit of work-life balance, you may mentally compartmentalize your home office from the rest of the house. But that doesn’t mean this space should get a pass where spring cleaning is concerned. Here are three easy ways to spruce up your workspace this season: 1. File: Make time to finally tackle that growing stack of paperwork. […]


(Looking back over past Ozone issues by Morgan Birrenkott)

50 years ago: The Steele Golf course is gearing up for the summer. Memberships are to be turned into Byron Iszler, Verlyn Nelson, or Virgil Erdelt. There was no increase in fees. They remain $10 per family per year or $5 for student or college. District Music Festival results for Steele School…Superior ratings received for Jim Hild, Karla Thompson, Connie […]

Kidder Korner

NATIONAL DAYS OF THE WEEK APR. 19 – North Dakota DayAPR. 20 –Volunteer Recognition DayAPR. 21 – Rendering DayAPR. 22 – Jelly Bean DayAPR. 23 – Cherry Cheesecake DayAPR. 24 – Pigs in a blanket DayAPR. 25 – Hug a plumber Day SPRING JOKES What falls, but never needs abandage? The rain.What goes up when the raincomes down? Umbrellas!What type […]

Best White Queso

Ingredients 1 pound white American cheese,cubed½ cup milk, or as needed1 tablespoon butter or margarine2 (4 ounce) cans chopped greenchilies2 teaspoons cumin2 teaspoons garlic powder2 teaspoons onion powdercayenne pepper to taste Directions 1. Place cheese, milk, and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir until cheese is melted. 2. Add green chilies, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and […]


Poultry owners should still be on the lookout for Avian Influenza

I couldn’t be more excited to finally see spring. Sure there may be a lot of snow left to melt, but I can finally see dry land. With the temps warming up, the return of wild birds has begun. I have seen quite a few geese already. With millions of birds set to begin migrating this spring, now is the […]