BEMIDJI—Commercial vehicle inspectors can re-certify their licenses at a one-day training held on Oct. 14 at Northwest Technical College. The course is for inspectors whose licenses are set to expire or have expired in the past six months. The course is not intended for persons seeking to earn their initial certification. The course is given by Optivation, a joint training and custom college venture of Northwest Technical College and BSU, and will be taught by instructor Keith Williamson.
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Ambulance Service Inc. is celebrating its 55th anniversary today. The service, which serves the greater Bemidji area, is the state's largest privately owned ambulance service. Bemidji Ambulance Service Inc. was founded in 1961 by Merle and Alice Lacoursiere. The service is now in its third generation of family ownership. Bemidji Ambulance Service responds to approximately 4,200 calls per year and employs a staff of 33 emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and managers.
The Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated Face It Together on its new business located at 408 Beltrami Ave. NW, Suite 100. They are focused on fundamentally changing the way addition is addressed in the Bemidji area. Visit the company at www.faceitbemidji.org or call (218) 444-9494. Pictured from left to right in the back row are ambassadors Rebecca Olson, Noemi Aylesworth, Jeff Lindseth II, Joe Czapiewski, Tim Flathers, Margot Kelsey, Kevin Kirby, Mike Davis, Warren Larson, Andy Haskell, Jim Sturdevant, Trisha Hansen, Dr.
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently congratulated Ravenrock Jewelry on its relocation at 313 Beltrami Ave. NW. They are a locally owned jewelry store specializing in engagement and anniversary jewelry as well as sentimental keepsakes, custom jewelry design and jewelry repair. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sundays. They can be reached at (218) 44-6040.
BEMIDJI—A conference about children who have special needs, sponsored by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at Hampton Inn and Suites, 1019 Paul Bunyan Drive S. The conference will feature topics that affect the health, education and development of children who have complex conditions such as epilepsy and cerebral palsy. The conference will include presentations by medical professionals from Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare will focus on supporting children in medical, educational and community settings.
Friends are welcome to attend a celebration in honor of Bill and Carol Johnson's 60th wedding anniversary held Oct. 1 at the Bemidji Eagles Club. Food and conversation will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a dance with music by John and Rose Vincent. The couple requests no gifts.
Shelby Rowland and Jake Anderson, announce their upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Larry and Sonja Rowland of Bemidji. The groom-to-be is the son of Eric and Annette Anderson of Tenstrike. The couple will be married on Oct.1. There will be a dance starting at 7 p.m. at 12672 Palmer Drive NW, Bemidji.
Faith in Action volunteers recently attended the spring training luncheon on May 11 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hackensack. The theme was "Our Volunteers Make Waves." Volunteers gathered to enjoy a beach-themed picnic lunch. Executive director Theresa Eclov spoke about program updates, policy changes and the cultural diversity created by the high rate of poverty in our communities. Guest speaker Pam Manthei, of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, spoke about the importance of having your information organized as you age, just in case, sort of like a legal life preserver.
February can be the harshest month of a northern Minnesota winter. But it can also provide some great photography moments. And this past February didn't disappoint as Pioneer multimedia journalists Maggi Stivers and Jillian Gandsey took advantage of this short month (with even an extra Leap Day) for some great photography. Look for this "Photos of the Month" feature every month in the Pioneer.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Friday. Drugs 12:47 a.m. A 30-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were arrested during a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 2 and Adams Ave. NW for controlled substance charges. Warrant 9:58 a.m. A 32-year-old woman was arrested in the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW for a warrant. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Saturday. Warrant