A 100th year birthday celebration for Anges "Peggy" Quick will take place at 2 p.m. Dec. 20 at Havenwood Care Center. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Cards are the preferred method of gifts.
Bemidji Eagles No. 351 Auxiliary President Chris Serbus and past President Val Ahrens recently presented a check for $2,305.42 to Cindy Jernigan from Northwoods Caregivers toward the Radiothon to End Child Abuse on Dec. 4. An additional $650 was added from the One Stop Holiday Shop event, taking the total donation to $2,963.42.
Bemidji Eagles No. 351 Auxiliary President Chris Serbus recently presented a check for $235 to Debbie Lauderbaugh from Holiday Gifts for Kids in Bemidji.
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently congratulated the new owner of Bemidji Best Auto Service, Scott Krisak. Bemidji Best Auto Service is located at 1006 Washington Ave. S and offers full service auto repair, including oil changes, fluid flushes, brake repair, alignments, tires, tune-ups and electrical repair. Pictured from left to right are ambassadors Penny Echternach, Cindy Todavich, Paul Diehl, owner Scott Krisak, ambassadors Brian Bissonette, Colleen Schulke.
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated the new owner of Pine Valley Trophy Case, 24330 480th Street in Laporte. Tim Goose, the new owner, offers custom laser engraving and awards including glass, leather, wood and acrylics and can be reached at 751-9624. Pictured from left to right are ambassadors Paul Diehl, Colleen Schulke, Benita Dingman, owner Tim Goose, ambassadors Chad Harding, Lisa Engman, Barb Treat.
BEMIDJI -- Iverson Corner Drug in Bemidji recently received two $6,000 grants funded by PrimeWest Health's Community Reinvestment Grant Program. One grant is to improve patient compliance of hypertension medications and the second is to help patients manage their asthma. Iverson Corner Drug pharmacists have identified patient compliance as a major problem for patients in the area and have developed a program to address the issue. Research done for the Mayo Clinic shows 50 to 80 percent of patients with high blood pressure are non-compliant on taking their blood pressure medication.
CROOKSTON -- Mackinzie Burke recently was named as executive director of the Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. Burke began her job as the interim executive director in September and the position was made permanent on Dec. 1. Burke formerly was employed by Alerus Center in Grand Forks, after graduating from Minnesota State University, Moorhead with a bachelor's degree in communications. She is originally from rural Fertile/Beltrami area and currently lives in Ada.
All friends and relatives are invited to an open house celebrating Helen Russell's 80th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bemidji Senior Activity Center, 218 Third St. NW. Her children will be hosting the celebration and no gifts are requested.
In November all of the past presidents of the American Legion Auxiliary Ralph Gracie Post 14 were honored for their service. Collectively they represent 300 years of service to veterans and their families. Pictured (from left in the back row) are Stella Wakonabo, Sharon Thiemecke and Ruby Ruzicka. Front row (from left) are Aggie Zarling, Lois Carlson, Darlene Peterson, Darlene Wilson Shirley Simmerman and Donna Eichstadt.
Several local veterans gathered on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at the Bemidji American Legion. Pictured (from left seated) are Leander (Goose) Peterka, Harold Quern, Mr. Pratt, Maurice Johnson. Standing (from left) are Vergil Fergeson, Bob Aitken, Ken Dunlap, John O'Boyle, Bruce Atwater and Bill Forseth.