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.
Bemidji Rotary Club President Karl Bleser accepts a check of $3,467 from Bemidji Jaycees President Brad Fisher. The funds raised by Bemidji Jaycees Brrrmidji Plunge are to support the Paul Bunyan Inclusive Playground, a playground specially designed for children of all abilities to enjoy.
On May 1, Officer Nathan Dobie was sworn in as a police officer for the city of Bemidji. Officer Dobie will undergo a 14-week field training program. The program is designed to teach new officers the geography of the city, policy and procedures specific to the city of Bemidji and related technology. It also provides an opportunity to immerse new officers into the law enforcement career in a more controlled environment while providing a method for evaluation. Dobie is a 2014 Criminal Justice graduate of Rochester Community and Technical College.
The Bemidji Council No. 1544 of the Knights of Columbus is proud to announce the acquisition of a matching fund grant of $11,950.00 from the KC Supreme Council in New Haven, Conn., for the Northwoods Pregnancy Care Center in Bemidji.
Tim and Deb Kelm of Bemidji are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Trevor Kelm, to Tiffany Johnson, daughter of Guy and Gloria Johnson of Waconia, Minn. A small wedding will take place at 7 p.m. May 23 at the residence of Tim and Deb Kelm. Family and friends are invited to attend a reception and dance following the ceremony at 8 p.m. at the Bemidji Eagles Club.
Jake Wettschreck, on left, and Tom Skime from Bemidji recently traveled to Rosemount, Minn., for professional incident response and fire training, and the opportunity to battle live fires. Firefighters from the Bemidji Fire Department were part of the most recent class of fire training scholarships offered by Koch Pipeline Co., which operates the Minnesota Pipe Line system. The KPL scholarship covered all travel, lodging, meal and training costs for the group of 23 firefighters from 10 volunteer fire departments across Wisconsin and Minnesota.
State Rep. Dave Hancock, R-Bemidji, is pictured with other state lawmakers serving turkey burgers at the State Capitol on May 5 as the GOP Rural Caucus hosted an event to show support for local turkey growers who have been devastated by the avian flu outbreak in poultry flocks, and to remind Minnesotans that turkey is safe to eat. A total of 500 turkey burgers were given away in less than an hour, a release said.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, a Zumba-thon was recently held April 18 at Knockout Fit Club to raise money for the Paul Bunyan Inclusive Playground. Local zumba instructors led a 90-minute Zumba class and raised $440 for this special community project. The participating Zumba instructors pictured left to right are Megan Wollschlager, Sarah Molde, Amy Erickson, Susan Kaplan, Lisa Schnellbach and Beth VanEngelenhoven.