The Jaycees recently made donations to local organizations for their help with the 2014 Bemidji Jaycees 4th of July Water Carnival. BHS Blue Angels Dance Team received $300 for helping with kiddie events. Pictured (from left in the front row) are RandiSu Tanem, Carrie Johnson,Taylor Slettvedt, Kiana Spencer and Twila Bolte and (in the second row) are Jaycees Stacey Bahr, Ryan Thomas, Eva Fisher, Char Blashill and Levi Haar.
Dana Gellately from the Dana Gellately Domino's franchise recently provided gift cards for Village of Hope. Pictured are Gellately and Sandy Hennum, executive director of Village of Hope.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hackensack has made their lefse project a long standing tradition, using the proceeds to support local charitable causes through its Fellowship Committee. This year, part of the lefse making fund will go toward St. Paul's partnership commitment to Faith in Action of Cass County. Many people helped with the lefse project this year. About two dozen people helped in the kitchen throughout October and November, mixing and rolling out lefse. Some of the St Paul's Lutheran Church Lefse Crew pose during a break in lefse production.
Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently welcomed the new owner of Majestic Creations, Al Scherping, and congratulated him on the business's expansion of services. Majestic Creations offers embroidery, heat press, screen printing and laser engraving and is located at 675 Mag Seven Court; www.majesticcreations.com . Pictured from left to right are ambassador Sylvia Wildgen, office manager and embroiderer Sue Wynn, owner Al Scherping, ambassadors Sonja McCollum, Becky Bergquist.
Mindy Rae Gavlovsky, daughter of Raymond and Sharon Gavlovsky, recently married Benjamin Daniel Wednchuk, son of Danny Wednchuk and Kathleen Oveson on Dec. 10 in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Bob and Dianne Solheim recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering at the Fireside Grill in Bagley. The Solheims were married on Dec. 27 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in rural Pennington County and moved to the Bemidji area in 2005 from Roswell, Ga. Bob and Dianne have four son: Jeff Solheim and wife Yvonne of Bemidji; Mike Solheim of Bemidji; Nathan Solheim of Denver, Colo. and Brady Solheim and wife Geetha of Oakland, Calif. The Solheims also have two grandchildren, Zach and Logan Solheim.
Loren and Edith (Powell ) Hoyum will celebrate 50 years of marriage. A celebration dinner and dance beginning with a social hour will take place at 5 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Bemidji Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave S. Friends and relatives are welcome to attend. No gifts are requested.
The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony was held Dec. 13 at Greenwood Cemetery. First Lt. John Schrader of the Bemidji Civil Air Patrol lead the ceremony and Beltrami County Commissioner Joe Vene spoke at the event. After the ceremony, Civil Air Patrol cadets placed wreaths on the graves of veterans, finishing with a respectful salute. Pictured from left to right are Glen Malterud, David Myers, Tom Stinar, Seth Dreyer, Don Drusch, Rebekah Schrader, Zachary Johnston, Matthew Heisel, and Sheriff Phil Hodapp.
The Jaycees recently made donations to local organizations for their help with the 2014 Bemidji Jaycees 4th of July Water Carnival. ABATE received $400 for helping with Bingo Tent. Pictured from left to right in the front row are RandiSu Tanem, Carrie Johnson, Mark Peterson, Twila Bolte and Eva Fisher and in the second row are Stacey Bahr, Ryan Thomas, Allen Foster, Char Blashill and Levi Haar.
Department of Natural Resources Northwest Region Employees Club Treasurer, Chris Scharenbroich, along with DNR staff, present a check for $900 to Karl Bleser, president of Bemidji Rotary Club, to be used for the Paul Bunyan Inclusive Playground project.