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.
Bemidji Chorale Christmas concert today BEMIDJI — The 35th annual Bemidji Chorale Christmas concert will take place at 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2508 Washington Ave. SE. Patricia Mason will serve as conductor and Wayne Hoff is the accompanist.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Dalen M. Gram graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Gram is the son of Lesley Armstrong of Bagley, Minn.
Pictured are a Bemidji Lion's Club representative presenting a check to Jenny Fraley, on left, a Bemidji High School counselors, for the HOBY Ambassador to go to Leadership Camp. In the middle is Sarah Forsyth last years Bemidji High School HOBY Ambassador winner.
BEMIDJI -- Erika Bailey-Johnson, sustainability coordinator at BSU, has been selected as one of Prairie Business Magazine's top 40 business professionals under the age of 40 who exemplify a high level of talent in the upper Midwest region. "I'm really honored, but it's pretty easy to do good work when you love where you live, love where you work, and have an amazing support network," Bailey-Johnson said in a release. "I feel pretty fortunate to have found my passion and calling in life.