LITTLE FALLS—Monroe Crossing, world-class bluegrass entertainers, will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 29 at Great River Arts, 122 SE First Street in Little Falls. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available by phone or online at $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals, according to a press release.
Friends and family are invited to an 84th birthday celebration for Walter Moen from 2 to 4 p.m. May 23 at the Rainbow Room at Havenwood Care Center, 1633 Delton Ave. NW.
Security Bank USA recently donated $250 from its casual day fund to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Pictured from left to right are Linda McDonald, Security Bank operations manager; Jill Yost, Autism specialist for BRIC and representing the MS Society and Debbie Larson, Security Bank bookkeeper.
THIEF RIVER FALLS—Northland Community and Technical College recently announced the 2015 Student of the alumnus of the year. The Alumnus of the Year is Dean Dalen. Dalen graduated from Northland Community College in the spring of 1976 with an associate of arts degree. While a student at Northland, Dalen was a tutor for the math department, participated on the tennis team and helped teach cross-country skiing.
The Beltrami Electric Indoor Garage Sale held May 2 raised $5,800 for the United Way of the Bemidji Area. The ninth annual event, which featured 90 booths, saw more than 1,800 bargain-hunters pay a $1 entrance fee for access to the sale. Special thanks go out to the following sponsors Ross Lewis Signs, Bemidji National Guard Armory, Portable John Rental & Service, Dunn Brothers, Nei Bottling, Paul Bunyan Communications, Raphael's Bakery, Marketplace Foods, the Buyline and the Bemidji Chapter 7 DAV.
Miss Northern Lakes Outstanding Teen, Hannah Sorenson, a senior at Trek North was recently chosen as second runner up at the Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen pageant in Minneapolis. She also received the Academic Achievement Award. She is the daughter of John and Holly Nelson and Steve Sorenson. Sorenson is pictured here with Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen 2014 Lauren Algyr. Photo by Sarah Morriem.
On May 7, the Bemidji Teacher Union (BEA) and Bemidji Support Staff (MSEA) provided free books to Bemidji students. In the two hour period over 1000 free books were distributed to hundreds of children from the Bemidji area. The children were also able to make their own bookmarks thanks to the middle school Media Center Specialist. The books were provided by First Book through a grant from the Minnesota Education Foundation.
The family of Gerald (Jerry) Davis are inviting friends and relatives to help him celebrate his 80th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. May 24 at the Bemidji Eagles Club. No gifts please.
Bemidji Middle School student Nicholas Jessen joined the Beltrami Master Gardeners at Ace Garden Day, held May 9. This event, open to the public, featured presentations by Beltrami Master Gardeners along with Jessen, who designed a hydroponic growing system in his home for production of vegetables. Jessen won several prizes for this science project that he entered in local, regional and state competition. Jessen is the son of Michael and Trish Jessen of Bemidji.
Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced that Bemidji High School's yearbook program has been named a 2015 Jostens' National Yearbook Program of Excellence.