Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht showed support for the Indigenous Elder Abuse Awareness Conference 2015 fundraising effort during the powwow at the Sanford Center in Bemidji on April 4. The Jingle Dress Fundraiser was held and proceeds benefit the upcoming Indigenous Elder Abuse Awareness Conference 2015 to be held at Mystic Lake Casino in Shakopee on April 29-May 1. A pledge amount is made on a jingle, which is then put on jingle dress display. For the afternoon session at the powwow, 87 jingle pledges were made totaling $370.
Boyd and Juanita Shadiow will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on May 1. The couple were married at the Methodist Church in Bemidji. No open house is planned as family members will come to visit and celebrate with them throughout the year, but the family suggests that congratulatory cards be sent to them at Windsong, 1010 Anne St. NW.
A $500 donation was presented to the Bemidji area Girl Scouts by the Bemidji Lions Club. Pictured from left to right are Wendy Otness, Tricia Andrews, and Steve Caron, club president.
Theater Day Camp set BEMIDJI—The city of Bemidji and Bemidji Community Theater has collaborated to offer several summer options of Theater Day Camps. This year, participants will have the option of joining a beginner theater camp, performance camp or theater tech camp. Camps will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 8-19 at Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on the BSU campus. Cost is $60 per participant. Campers will be able to have the option of full-day camp for an additional cost. Registration opened April 1.
The Bemidji Lions Club recently presented a $200 donation to the Village of Hope. Pictured from left to right are Keyla Kraus, Sandy Hennum, and club president Steve Caron.
The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) awarded a $25,000 grant to the North Country Community Health Services Board (NCCHB), a governing body for public health providers serving Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, and Lake of the Woods counties. NCCHB works with Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Federal agencies to deliver health programs locally. Most recently, NCCHS received an Accountable Communities for Health grant from MDH. With the grant, they are focusing on how mental health ties into adverse childhood experiences, coping and youth.
Chris Keenen, member of the Headwaters Builder's Association, recently presents a check and letter of commitment to Bemidji Rotary Club President, Karl Bleser. The Headwaters Builder's Association has committed $1,000 plus a day of labor to Bemidji Rotary and the Paul Bunyan Inclusive Playground, a specially designed playground that people of all abilities can enjoy.
Douglas and Debra Henry of Bemidji, along with Guy and Mary Van Sickle of Bismarck, N.D. are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Douglas Henry and Amanda Van Sickle. Douglas is a graduate of University of Mary earning a bachelor's of science and master's in business administration. He is currently a sales territory manager at DSI in Fargo. Amanda is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead and University of Mary earning a master's in business administration in health care. She is currently a project manager at Sanford Health in Fargo.
The DoubleTree by Hilton in Bemidji recently received worldwide recognition from DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide when their Housekeeping team received the Housekeeping Award of Excellence. This award is presented annually to the hotel housekeeping team with the highest satisfaction survey scores, taken by guests, and quality assurance scores conducted by the quality assurance team at DoubleTree by Hilton. The DoubleTree by Hilton in Bemidji features 92 guest rooms. The DoubleTree by Hilton in Bemidji opened November 2013.
MAHNOMEN—The Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center has promoted John "Bomber" Clark to human resources director and Gary Litzau to marketing director. John "Bomber" Clark is a lifelong member of the White Earth Nation and is a graduate of BSU. He has has more than seven years of human resources experience and has served as Shooting Star Casino's human resources training manager since 2008.