Bill and Judy "Nelson" Tolman celebrated 50 years of marriage on Aug. 2 at Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge. The celebration was hosted by their daughter Debbie Oliva and family.
Friends and family are welcome to attend a 90th birthday celebration for George Smith from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at Northern Town Hall.
Friends and family are invited to a 90th birthday celebration for Ruby Rockensock Ruzicka from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bemidji. No gifts requested.
Blackduck quilters made 18 tree skirts to dress the companion trees that will go to Washington, D.C., with the 2014 Capitol Christmas tree, which was selected from the Chippewa National Forest. The companion trees will be located inside federal buildings in Washington during the holiday season. Each skirts takes roughly 10 hours to complete. Photo by Jillian Gandsey.
Taking home top honors in Advance Showmanship at the 2014 State Fair 4-H Poultry Show was Mark Yerbich of Open Range Ropers 4-H Club in Beltrami County, who earned Champion Intermediate Showman.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Taylor L. Kolu recently 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. Kolu is the daughter of Jenelle L.
Samantha Gagner and Kyle Walker-O'Beirne would like to announce their upcoming wedding. Samantha is the daughter of Greg and Michelle Gagner of Mentor and Kyle is the son of Vincent and Jodi (Walker) O'Beirne of Bemidji. The wedding will take place at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave N. Dance to follow at the Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. in Bemidji. All friends and family are invited to attend.
Verna Mae Olson recently celebrated her 85th birthday on Oct. 11.
Central and J.W. Smith Elementary School students and staff recently raised $3065.92 at the Relay Recess for the American Cancer Society of Beltrami County. Students learned about cancer and steps they can take to reduce their risk of developing the disease and stay well. Event photos will be on display for the public next summer at Relay For Life, which is schedule for July 11. Pictured are students and staff celebrating a win during a game of tug of war.
Security Bank USA recently donated $250 from their casual day fund to Evergreen Youth and Family Services. Pictured are Security Bank's Laura Nord presenting a check to 10 members of the Evergreen team.