An 80th birthday celebration for Russ Fricke will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. July 11 at the Becida Bar and Grill. Friends and family are welcome to attend.
Lynette Nieuwsma, chief executive officer of Beltrami Electric, presents a donation check to Joe Sawyer, mayor of Laporte. This donation helped make a new community shelter and playground along the Heartland trail in Laporte possible. At 12:30 p.m. July 11, the playground, shelter, and the new signage listing all donors to this project, will be dedicated as part of the annual Independence Day celebration.
Jack and Sharon Israelson, of Bemidji, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with their children, Linda (Terry) Jackson, Brian (Mary) Israelson, Mary (Tom) Cannon, John (Mary) Israelson, Bill (Sarah) Israelson, and Patti (Jim) Israelson, along with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The weekend celebration consisted of attendance at a Minnesota Twins baseball game, family golf tournament and dinner at their daughter Patti's home in Brooklyn Park.
Tyler A. Brakner has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn. The new officer will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty or in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. Brakner will attend an officer basic course relating to his or her particular military occupational specialty or job.
Gary Johnson, chief operating officer at Paul Bunyan Communications, presents a donation check to Joe Sawyer, Laporte mayor. This donation helped make possible a new community shelter and playground along the Heartland trail in Laporte.
Denise Koenigsberg, architect, and Todd Skyberg, architectural technician, from Widseth Smith Nolting of Bemidji present a donation check to Joe Sawyer, mayor of Laporte. This donation helped make possible a new community shelter and playground along the Heartland trail in Laporte.
During the month of May, Kenny's Clark asked customers to round up the costs of their purchases. They donated more than $400 from their May Round Up campaign to the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area. Pictured is Scott Merschman, from Kenny's, presenting the check to Andrea Ohnstad, club executive director and club members.
Lindsey Wangberg, Sanford Health of Bemidji marketing director, presents a donation check to Joe Sawyer, mayor of Laporte. This donation helped make possible a new community shelter and playground along the Heartland trail in Laporte.
BEMIDJI—The 4 Kings Food truck was recently selected by WCCO-TV Viewers' Choice as the second-best food truck in the state. The first choice in the statewide contest was the Tot Boss food truck.
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently congratulated Urbanesque on its relocation to 104 Third St. NW. They specialize in clothing, home decor, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Jewelry and accessories. Contact them at (218) 444-8896. Pictured from left to right in the front row are employee Emily Groshen, owner Heidi Christiansen, owner Kendra Fuller, manager Jen Vandermeer and in the back row are ambassadors Karl Bleser, Penny Echternach, Bryce Oakes, Mya Beaulieu, Chad Harding, Benita Dingman, DeAnn Zavoral and Barb Treat.