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Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Boy! What a lovely weekend. I would have lived that for Memorial weekend instead of now! The lake was calm and it was sunny and beautiful. I wish summer wasn't over.

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John Olson of Circle Pines, had a guest. His daughter and her family, John and Rachel Carlson of Blaine. They did some fishing and had fun being with friends and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Gilge, Carter, Riley and Spencer of Bovey, and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Leseman and Cortney of Stillwater, spent the weekend with Donnie and Lois Nelson.

Mr. and Mrs. Curt Evans spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Velmer Halama.

I saw Jake Berger so he must have spent some time with his parents, Sandy and Ray Berger.

Sylvia Reiter of Monticello, spent the weekend at her cabin.

The flea market and corn feed turnout went really well. All the vendors from Fargo, Bemidji, Mizpah, Waskish, Saum, Shotley, Blackduck and Eland received thanks from the organizers for such a nice year and they expressed hope to see all those vendors back again next year. It will either be May 29 or June 6 for the first one.

Cole Hiesnimus, 15, of Aston, IA, shot and killed his first bear south of Waskish in Eland Township Sept. 3. This was his first bear hunt! Way to go Cole. Congratulations!

It was a very nice weekend around here. All the grandchildren were home except Dakota Johnson. He spent the weekend with his other grandparents, Mr. and mrs. Darrel Johnson at the cabin by Big Falls.

Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Koisti and Braydon of Detroit Lakes, spent the weekend in the area and visited with Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Hillman. Braydon had fun with all the kids.

Will Thurston went home with his mother and sister, Rachel, Monday after spending a couple of weeks with us and Buddy's family. It's lonesome here and very quiet around the house.

I just talked to Betty Blegen. She is still in North Country Hospital but is feeling better and hoping to come home soon. She has therapy twice a day and is eating regular food so that's a good sign. We hope to see her in Waskish soon.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Don Davidson, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Johnson, all of Bemidji, spent the weekend at their trailers before going to Hudecs Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Davidson and Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Davidson, all of Baudette, joined them.

Ray Cogger has been spending time with B.J. who is to go back to Fargo this week.

Kelly Birch and family of Fergus Falls, spent Saturday and Sunday with the Hillmans. Also there was Tigger Gregaire of Isle, who drove his motorcycle up and spent Saturday and Sunday here. Kelly is Buddy's mechanic in the winter and Tigger helps if trouble occurs.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bieganek of Beaverton, MI, are spending some time at their cabin on Upper Red Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Butch Nelson of Big Falls, visited with the Bieganeks on Labor Day.

Joke of the Week

There were three men who are about to be executed in the morning though none of them can remember what they did the night before.

The first one, Sven, is strapped in the electric chair and is asked if he has any last words. He says, "I yust graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield and believe in the almighty power of God to intervene on behalf of the innocent."

They throw the switch and nothing happens. They immediately fall to the floor on their knees and beg for Sven's forgiveness and release him.

The second man, Lars, is strapped in and is given a chance to speak his last words.

"I yust graduated from da Concordia College in Moorhead and I believe in the power of justice to intervene on the part of the innocent."

They throw the switch again and nothing happens. Again, they all immediately to the floor and beg lars for forgiveness then release him.

The last one, Ole, is strapped in and he says," Vell den, I'm from Nort Dakota State in Fargo and I yust graduated vit a degree in electrical engineering. You von't electrocute nobody if you don't plug this ting in!"

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