Another year has come and gone and as we move into the new year, here is a look back at what happened in 2010.
Jan. 3 - Pushing snow across the road is illegal and punishable by law; Alvwood Free Church hosts special meeting; Blackduck Chamber of Commerce to hold annual trade show.
Jan. 10 - Blackduck welcomes new U.S. Forest Service Ranger; Kelliher City Council receives update on the city's lift station; Northome City Council holds special airport meeting; Blackduck man killed in car accident.
Jan. 17 - Capital improvement plan tops Blackduck City Council meeting; filming begins on railroad project; Blackduck School Board feels state is short changing its schools.
Jan. 24 - Kelliher Liquor Store tops city council meeting; Blackduck City Council gives approval for Blackduck Art and History Center signs; History Center receives gift of old pictures from Ely, NV woman.
Jan. 31 - State to force schools to borrow money to operate; Project Linus seeks help; Thrivent donates funds to area good shelf; grant funding available in Kelliher.
Feb. 7 - Blackduck School Superintendent Bob Doetsch named Administrator of the Year; reward offered for Blackduck's school song story; Blackduck Lions Club donates to Project Linus.
Feb. 14 - Classroom of the future presented at Blackduck High School; Charlie Schuh and Alex Gehlert each score 1,000 career points in basketball; Blackduck residents are scammed over the telephone.
Feb. 21 - Ann Poxleitner scores 1,000 career points in basketball; budget and personnel top Kelliher City Council agenda; area churches give back to the community; Kelliher School helps Haitian earthquake victims.
Feb. 28 - Fire contracts, water project top Blackduck City Council meeting; majority of Blackduck School District residents are ok with four day school week; spring bible conference set for Blackduck Evangelical Free Church.
March 7 - Northome City Council meets in regular session and also hold special meeting on water/sewer project; Blackduck School Board hears of proposed budget cuts.
March 14 - Minnesota Legislators tell of more budget cuts coming; Blackduck School Board awaits state ok on four day school week; Blackduck Chamber of Commerce trade show has good turnout.
March 21 - Stray dog gets good home with city of Blackduck employee; Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp receives award of recognition.
March 28 - Kelliher City Council discusses governor's budget proposal; Blackduck author Don Houseman speaks to barn group; Blackduck Fire Dept. is kept busy; golf course rates decided by Blackduck City Council.
April 6 - Uncle Phil's Diner comes back to Kelliher; Blackduck Telephone signs removed from warehouse; Blackduck School holds Pennies for Patients fundraiser; churches hold furniture and household item drive for fire victims.
April 13 - Blackduck City Council holds short meeting; local baker up before the crack of dawn; annual Kelliher Health Fair scheduled to begin.
April 20 - State approves four day school week for Blackduck; Kelliher City Council makes some tough decisions; volunteers honored at Good Samaritan Center in Blackduck.
April 27 - Northome Resource Center is open once again; BSU hockey personnel visit Lions Club to promote the BREC; Earth Day cleanup and water project discussed by Blackduck City Council.
May 2 - Snickeyfritz author visits Blackduck School; Blackduck Community Library hosts afternoon tea; wildfire safety tips given to landowners; CCC author to speak.
May 9 - Blackduck's 5k run/walk has good turnout; new water meters top the Blackduck City Council meeting; AMVets to hold meeting; residents graduate from financial classes.
May 16 - Area farmer loses three calves to wolves; Blackduck School bond issue set for August vote; Blackduck Fire Dept. responds to Tenstrike bar fire.
May 23 - The fish were biting on opening day in Blackduck; water meter upgrades top Blackduck City Council meeting; AMVets officers sworn in; Blackduck Fire Dept. responds to house fire call.
May 30 - School roof repairs deemed urgent by Blackduck School Board; Kelliher City Council discusses Old School purchase and audit at meeting; graduation ceremonies held at local schools.
June 6 - Memorial Day is observed in Blackduck; where does the wastewater go when it leaves your house?; Caring Hands Day Care plants flowers; Blackduck seventh graders win map contest.
June 13 - Mother and daughter bring photo project to life; Camp Rabideau works to restore historical buildings; wastewater pump station in desperate needs of a makeover.
June 20 - Heated discussion at Camp Rabideau open house opens up a can of worms; Northome City Council approves information meeting as well as waste water and moving contracts; golf course and cemetery top Blackduck City Council meeting.
June 27 - Camp Rabideau youth programs raise concerns among local residents; city fresh water is in good supply; Kelliher City Council holds two special meetings to discuss the city clerk position.
July 4 - Ostlund garage sale puts end to an era; work youth program at CCC camp promotes leadership and team building; local women coordinate breast cancer fundraiser; informational meetings set for Blackduck School.
July 11 - Tammy Vernlund receives school educator honor; Blackduck City Council holds short meeting; Anderson Fabrics workroom celebrates 30 years of business; details emerge in accident in which two people were injured.
July 18 - Peggy Eggert named Blackduck Teacher of the Year; Kelliher School District hopes to pass one day school bond sale; Big Bog Festival draws huge crowd.
July 25 - Mothers seek bus route changes at Blackduck School Board meeting; blighted properties discussed at Blackduck City Council meeting; Kelly Speck is new manager at Heritage House; Got-R-Dunn in Tenstrike copes with break in.
Aug. 1 - Best friends take a walk for the cure; little concern is shown for school at informational meeting; Tri Sigma to hold blood drive; Blackduck women complete 10 friendship quilts.
Aug. 8 - Shelli Krueth is named new Kelliher City Clerk; Blackduck Woodcarvers Festival draws large crowds; death of Hines pilot felt by many; Blackduck Ambulance Association holds fundraisers to buy new equipment.
Aug. 15 - Blackduck mechanic restores 1949 Buick; Blackduck City Council to honor local veterans; local school bond referendums get the approval of area residents.
Aug. 22 - Blackduck School Board seeks quick action on bonds; blood drive has good turnout; Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty pays respects to Freyholtz family at their son's funeral; area council and school board spots open.
Aug. 29 - Backwoods Bash crowds enjoy great weather; Lossing veteran's memorial dedicated; City of Blackduck receives great review from audit; Blackduck American Legion Commander Justin Juelson to be honored with benefit.
Sept. 5 - Menards to open on schedule in 2011; Northome City Council accepts councilor Chad Lindley's resignation; Assisted Living Week to be observed; Northome community welcomes RSVP's Bone Builders.
Sept. 12 - DiAnn Frenzel retires from Deerwood Bank in Northome; it's back to school for Minnesota students; threshing done just like in the old days.
Sept. 19 - Beltrami County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Riggs receives promotion to Sergeant; Hines couple visit former exchange student in Norway; Blackduck School Board looks at a major tax increase; Blackduck City Council approves budget and water meter upgrade specs.
Sept. 26 - After more than 100 years, the Blackduck American newspaper closes its office in town; local woodcarver great Jim Schram, Sr. remembered by students and fellow carvers.
Oct. 3 - Good Samaritan Center in Blackduck observes National Assisted Living Week with jail, demonstrations, food and fun; Blackduck City Council revises bike trail ordinance; former Blackduck High School graduate designs new playground sign.
Oct. 10 - Fire Prevention Week observed; local city and school board contests add too ballot interest; Leona Nyberg honored; Kelliher to host a Walk For The Cure; Thrivent donates to Juelson fundraiser.
Oct. 17 - Bill Eitenmiller sworn in as new Northome city councilor; school board is considered a thankless job; Blackduck City Council receives update on need for new fire truck.
Oct. 24 - There are no easy answers for school needs; bond issue brings new busses to Blackduck School District; Blackduck Fire Dept. needs cause confusion and hurt feelings during recent meetings.
Oct. 31 - Special voting hours are set for upcoming election; Blackduck City Council hears liquor store update; Beltrami Electric and city workers put up Christmas lights in Blackduck.
Nov. 7 - Molly Rucinski is named as new manager of the Blackduck Ambulance Service; local elections see new mayor for Blackduck as voters make good showing at the polls; new bridge opens in Waskish.
Nov. 14 - Lucille Schue to be honored at photo unveiling; reported incident involves several jurisdictions; Blackduck City Council finishes agenda at quick pace; Romeo and Juliet takes the stage at Blackduck High School.
Nov. 21 - Kelliher School receives Rural Development grant; Blackduck School Board awards bid and approves stimulus money project; Northome City Council holds regular meeting and canvasses votes from recent election; Veteran's Day observances held.
Nov. 28 - Beltrami County issues snowplowing policy; Blackduck Chamber of Commerce announces turkey contest winners; Blackduck City Council holds short meeting.
Dec. 5 - Fires burn area homes as winter begins; Caring Hands Day Care to hold open hours; new Blackduck business adds color and flair; benefit for Bob Corne set.
Dec. 12 - Kelliher City Council receives update on water project; Donald "Dunk" Erickson to be honored; Northome City Council hears airport update and sets tax levy.
Dec. 19 - Good Samaritan Center in Blackduck to lose administrator to retirement; Blackduck School Board cuts 2001 tax levy; Kelliher City Council approves new air conditioning unit.
Dec. 26 - Blackduck City Council bids farewell to outgoing mayor and councilman at last meeting of the year; Santa visits Blackduck History Center and library; Good Samaritan residents treated to Christmas carols by Blackduck Elementary students.