Pioneer Cheers and Jeers
The Bemidji Rotary Club is set to greatly enhance Cameron Park with a many-faceted playground. The complex will feature swings, slides, climbing walls and cushy chips underneath the equipment. Rotarians began assembling the playground Saturday, an addition that will greatly enhance the park.
Beltrami County deputies and Bemidji Police officers cited 44 unbelted motorists during the May 18-31 Click It or Ticket campaign.Those folks, and others who slipped through the campaign network, are the ones most likely to be killed or seriously injured in case of a vehicle crash. Considering that 12 people in Beltrami County died in vehicle accidents in the last three years, with more than half of them unbelted, anyone who goes without a seatbelt shows no sense. It is also estimated that the economic impact to everyone in the county in the last three years is more than $16 million. Now, the seatbelt law becomes more stringent with mandatory seat belt use. Perhaps the threat of a fine will remind people to buckle up.
Tim Freeman Jr., a big rig driver from Blackduck is featured on "Ice Road Trucker," a History Channel series on drivers who ply the dangerous wintry roads of Alaska. The documentary highlights the challenges the drivers confront on their routes over snow-clad mountainous terrain. Down shift and keep safe, Tim.
Bagley/Fosston sophomore athlete Analisa Huschle won three individual events and anchored a second-place relay team to help her team win the Minnesota Class A high school girls track championship. Huschle won the triple jump, long jump and 200-meter dash. She established state records in the long jump and triple jump. Well done, Analisa. Keep on striding and jumping.