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BROWERVILLE -- Blackduck dropped both of its games Thursday at the District 6 Legion baseball tournament and saw its season come to an end. In the opening round Blackduck lost 8-0 to Sebeka and the season ended after Blackduck was defeated 13-2 by Browerville in the loser's bracket. Paynesville, Browerville, Sebeka and Wadena remained alive in the loser's bracket while Foley and Albany were the lone unbeatens heading into Thursday's action.
Pictured from left to right are Beltrami Master Gardeners Maggie Schwegman and Brenda Finkenbinder as they decorate their old garden chairs in preparation for this new category at the Beltrami County Fair that starts next week. The new category is part of the horticulture and agriculture department under the flowers and herbs section. A blue ribbon for this decorated chair is worth $20 plus the Holzheuter family has added an extra prize of $20. For more information, the exhibitors' guide and schedule available is online as well as at many businesses in downtown Bemidji.
The Bemidji Pioneer, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, Ken K. Thompson and the United Way recognize "Someone Special Volunteers" who have made significant contributions to the community.Bemidji Community Food Shelf has nominated Leo Jedlicka and Dick Johnson as Someone Special volunteers. The Bemidji Community Food Shelf is an emergency food source for people living within the Bemidji school district that offers free choice shopping for qualifying households. They have a large warehouse in which they store food.
A 60th wedding anniversary open house for Morris and Norma Ropp will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. July 26 at Mt. Zion Church, 414 Lincoln Ave. SE. Family and friends are to come and celebrate.
Joe Dunn of Bemidji was recently named a distinguished alumni at Mayville State University. He started out working as a teacher and coach and spent the bulk of his career in various positions with State Farm Insurance. Dunn has been every active in his community, volunteering his time for a number of causes including BSU athletics, the Shrine and the Elks. He graduated from Mayville State in 1965.
Greg and Peggy Vollhaber of Kelliher, announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Vollhaber, to Thomas Persons, son of Scott and Kristy Persons, also of Kelliher. The wedding will take place on Aug. 2 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Kelliher with a reception and dance following at the Old School Center. The couple are both graduates of Kelliher Public School and BSU. Kayla is a registered nurse at Sanford Medical Center and Thomas is an assistant kitchen manager at Bar 209. The couple will reside in Bemidji.
Friends and family are invited to a 40th anniversary celebration for Donna and Stan Kimmes, which will take place at 6 p.m. July 26 at Bemidji Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE. A dance will follow. No gifts please.
Peterson receives 'Best of Show' award BEMIDJI -- Michael Peterson, a local Park Rapids artist and silversmith, recently received the "Best of Show" award from the Bagley Art in the Park Committee in Bagley at the 27th annual Bagley Art Festiva.
First National Bank won the Business Challenge trophy for the second year in a row at the 5K For Relay recently held in conjunction with Relay For Life of Beltrami County. A total of 30 participants were on the First National Bank team.
Thirty-five Minnesota 4-H youth and 11 adults represented Minnesota at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Neb., June 24-29. Youth were selected to represent Minnesota through an application process following their participation in the 2014 Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational. The 35 youth represented 16 counties from Minnesota. 4-H members may become involved in the 4-H shooting sports and wildlife program in air rifle and air pistol, archery, .22 rifle, muzzleloading, shotgun and wildlife.