Weather Forecast


Waskish News

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
(218) 333-9819 customer support
Waskish News
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Aug. 21 a small group of family and friends gathered at the town hall to help Otto Herman celebrate his 90th birthday. The party was hosted by Sherril (Slez) Bucholz from Elmhurst, IL. Also honored was Jennie Halama, who earlier in the week had turned 91. Those in attendance were Diane Herman, Don and Lois Nelson, Tom and Bev Austreng, Gary and Kay Leonhardt, David and Virginia Leonhardt and Dawn Jensen and boys. Congratulations Otto and Jennie.


Jesse Jensen and Rebekah Anderson were guests of Jeff and Kathy Chaffin and family on a trip to Duluth, Aug. 21-22. The trip was a surprise party celebrating Rachel Chaffin's 16th birthday.

David and Virginia Leonhardt, Dawn Jensen and boy, attended the Music in the Park at Gemmell Aug. 22. Those in attendance enjoyed a wide variety of goodies, ice cream and music. The featured musician was Colleen Lievsay and her sister. They sang songs from their current CD plus many new ones.

An "end of the season" picnic was held at the beat Aug. 28 for the employees of the Big Bog SRA. The campground hosts Ed and Pam Adams of Nashwauk, received a volunteer award from the DNR for their service to the park this summer.

The annual pie social was held at the Northern Point Community Church in Kelliher to raise funds for the children's programs that will be starting again soon. There were 12 different pies and homemade ice cream. Wednesday night programs for children, teens and adults will start Sept. 9 with a wiener roast at the church. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sheryl Bucholtz of Illinois stopped and visited with us Aug. 25. She is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Slez.

Remember the flea market Sept. 5. I guess Mrs. Ellsworth has decided to have her things brought to Bemidji and have her auction there later on.

Shorty, B.J. and Colleen drove to Fargo Thursday where B.J. had a cyst drained and Shorty had a checkup.

Mabel Sands rode with and stayed with her sister, Nita, and will leave for home on the train Sept. 2 after a summer in Minnesota.

Guess they are finally thinking of cleaning up Agassi Resort.

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Kraft of Blackduck spend every Thursday at the Hillman's helping them. It's really nice to have your sister close.

I spoke to Betty Blegen the morning of Aug. 31. She is still in University Hospital but is being moved to Bemidji for more therapy and then hopefully she will be back home.

Donald Nelson and grandson, Carter Gilge, took in the snowmobile grass drags in Princeton. Lois Nelson spent the weekend with her daughter and family, Dawn Hansen in East Bethel.

Joke of the Week

One evening after dinner my five year old son, Brian, noticed that his mother had gone out. In answer to his question, I told him, "Mommy is at a Tupperware party."

This explanation satisfied him for only a moment. Puzzled, he asked, "What's a Tupperware party, dad?"

I've always given my son honest answers so I figured a simple explanation would be the best approach.

"Well, Brian," I said, "At a Tupperware party, a bunch of ladies set around and sell plastic bowls to each other."

Brian nodded, indicating that he understood this curious pastime. Then he burst into laughter.

"Come on, dad," he said, "What is it really?"

Pioneer staff reports