Tyler A. Brakner has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn. The new officer will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty or in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. Brakner will attend an officer basic course relating to his or her particular military occupational specialty or job.
Gary Johnson, chief operating officer at Paul Bunyan Communications, presents a donation check to Joe Sawyer, Laporte mayor. This donation helped make possible a new community shelter and playground along the Heartland trail in Laporte.
Denise Koenigsberg, architect, and Todd Skyberg, architectural technician, from Widseth Smith Nolting of Bemidji present a donation check to Joe Sawyer, mayor of Laporte. This donation helped make possible a new community shelter and playground along the Heartland trail in Laporte.
During the month of May, Kenny's Clark asked customers to round up the costs of their purchases. They donated more than $400 from their May Round Up campaign to the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area. Pictured is Scott Merschman, from Kenny's, presenting the check to Andrea Ohnstad, club executive director and club members.
Lindsey Wangberg, Sanford Health of Bemidji marketing director, presents a donation check to Joe Sawyer, mayor of Laporte. This donation helped make possible a new community shelter and playground along the Heartland trail in Laporte.
BEMIDJI—The 4 Kings Food truck was recently selected by WCCO-TV Viewers' Choice as the second-best food truck in the state. The first choice in the statewide contest was the Tot Boss food truck.
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently congratulated Urbanesque on its relocation to 104 Third St. NW. They specialize in clothing, home decor, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Jewelry and accessories. Contact them at (218) 444-8896. Pictured from left to right in the front row are employee Emily Groshen, owner Heidi Christiansen, owner Kendra Fuller, manager Jen Vandermeer and in the back row are ambassadors Karl Bleser, Penny Echternach, Bryce Oakes, Mya Beaulieu, Chad Harding, Benita Dingman, DeAnn Zavoral and Barb Treat.
The Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated Furry Friend's Grooming on its new business. They are certified dog groomers and opened for business on May 11 and offer a full range of grooming services for all sizes of dogs. They also do boarding and doggy day care. Contact them at (218) 444-2096. Pictured from left to right are ambassadors Russ Moen, Brian Bissonette, owner Sheila Baker and ambassador Cindy Todavich.
Fellowship group to meet Saturday BEMIDJI—The meeting of the Bemidji Area Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship is scheduled at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Beltrami Electric community room, 4111 Technology Drive NW. Breakfast will be served. The guest speaker is Russ VerMulm from Sioux Falls, S.D. He was born in Hudson, S.D., and has been married to his wife Pam for 37 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.
John and Eloise Ostrem recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on June 27, 1965 in Lanesboro, Minn. They plan to celebrate the milestone with friends and family throughout the summer.