St. Philip's Clothing Depot recently made their annual donations to various local charities. This year they gave $10,000 to the Bemidji Food Shelf, $5,000 to LSS Senior Nutrition, $3,000 to Evergreen House, $2,750 to Northwoods Pregnancy Center, $2,750 to St. Philips Youth Ministry and $1,500 worth of mattresses to the People's Church. The total amount donated was $30,000. Since 1994, the St.
Bemidji's Babe City Rollers flat track roller derby league on March 7 hosted the Iron Range Maidens of Grand Rapids for a roller derby bout. Proceeds from the game benefitted the Nameless Coalition for the Homeless. Pictured are skaters from the BCR delivering a donation check to Reed Olson of the Nameless Coalition. The Nameless Coalition for the Homeless is a community organization committed to securing a shelter for homeless chronic inebriates in Bemidji. The BCR is a nonprofit, charitable organization that empowers women as athletes and leaders.
Friends and Family are invited to attend the 80th Birthday celebration of Lawrence (Larry) Gerhardson. An open house will be from 1 to 3 p.m. March 29 at Northern Town Hall, 445 Town Hall Road, NW.
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports Cass County Sheriff's Office K9 Yankee and handler Deputy Bill Conner have received a protective bullet and stab proof vest through fundraising efforts from Vested Interest In K9s Inc. This will allow K9 Yankee and Handler Conner to continue to safely serve the citizens of Cass County. In addition to the Vested Interest in K9s Inc. and volunteers from CaJah Salon in St. Paul, the Cass County Sheriff's Office would like to thank volunteer Kyla Conner, who was instrumental in working with the organization to provide the vest for Yankee.
Sharon Thiemecke, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary from Bemidji, was in Washington D.C. recently lobbying for issues that affect American war veterans and the military. Thiemecke, a past district President of the Auxiliary, was part of a delegation of 30 Minnesotans in Washington. The delegation met with nearly every Minnesota Representative and Senator, and urged an agenda of veterans programs that Congress will be dealing with in the future. Pictured (from left) are Sharon Thiemecke and Peggy Moon, State American Legion Commander.
MOORHEAD -- A blend of more than 100 voices creates the sound of the Concordia Chapel Choir. Originally created to enrich the music of Concordia's morning chapel services, the ensemble now performs in concert and tours annually. The choir of men and women in their sophomore, junior or senior years, is an integral part of the much-loved annual Concordia Christmas Concerts. Local students include Andrea Hood of Bagley and Jack Will of Bemidji. This year's spring tour includes stops in Granite Falls, Rochester and Columbia Heights, Minn.
First National Bank of Bemidji Foundation granted the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area $10,000 as a part of their multi-year pledge of $20,000 to continue an educational enhancement strategy called Project Learn, which is a model designed to engage young people in learning, encourage them to succeed in school and help them become lifelong learners.
Landell Lewis and Kayla Church are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Kevin and Georgia Church and parents of the groom are Rolland and Barbara Lewis. Kayla is a student at BSU and Landell is employed at Nabors Drilling. The couple will be married on Aug. 15.
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated the new owners of the Grace Lake Bar & Grill, located at 51039 Wind Flower Drive. Scott and Brenda Mayer, the new owners, run the family friendly restaurant and can be reached at 333-3949. Pictured from left to right are ambassador Kim Nelson, owners Scott Mayer and Brenda Mayer and ambassador Sonja McCollum.
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated Explore Chiropractic on its relocation to 1426 Bemidji Ave. N, Suite 2. They specialize in postural corrective techniques as well as family health care and can be reached at 333-8811. Pictured from left to right are ambassador Kirk Malkowski, Dr. Mike Headlee, office manager Angie Headlee, ambassador Lisa Engman.