Students from Bemidji Middle School (BMS) recently raised $462.34 during a Hat Day fundraiser. All proceeds raised will go to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Beltrami County. Pictured are Amanda Stade, BMS counselor; Tori Howard, student council treasurer; Bo-Derik Thorson, student council president; Elizabeth Corradi, student council vice president and Stephanie Moe, Relay For Life Fund the mission lead.
The Bemidji Area Chamber ambassadors recently visited Wilderness Waves Salon and Spa at their rebuilt location, 421 Wilderness Waves Lane SW in Turtle River. They have also expanded their services offering a full service salon spa menu which includes massages, body wraps, facials, hair color, haircuts and more. To contact them, call (218)586-3779 or visit www.wildernesswaves.com . Pictured from left to right are ambassador Nora Shanahan, manager Colleen Bentler, owner Becky Anderson, ambassadors Russ Moen and Sonja McCollum.
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated Visit Bemidji on its relocation to 809 Paul Bunyan Drive South. Visit Bemidji, Visitor and Convention Bureau, promotes all area amenities and attractions, thereby encouraging visitors to choose Bemidji for vacation, meetings/conventions and business travel. They can be contacted at 759-0164 or visit their website at www.VisitBemidji.com .
BEMIDJI—Three area people were appointed to state councils on tourism and mental health. Mark Ronnei of Nisswa was reappointed to the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council. His term expires in January 2019. Cindy Wannarka of Walker was named to the council, replacing Denelle Hilliard. Her term also expires January 2019. Danielle Norby of Park Rapids was named to the State Advisory Council on Mental Health, social worker member. She replaces Marmie Jotter and her term expires January 2019.
BEMIDJI—Paul Bunyan Communications announced this week that an additional 2,800 locations in the Bemidji area have recently been upgraded and are now in the GigaZone. Activated just three months ago, the GigaZone is the company's gigabit network, one of the largest such networks in the United States. The GigaZone is now available to more than 7,300 locations including all of the cooperative's service area of rural Park Rapids, the Trout Lake Township east of Grand Rapids and areas of Bemidji.
The Bemidji Pioneer, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, Ken K. Thompson and the United Way recognize "Someone Special Volunteers" who have made significant contributions to the community. Headwaters Science Center has nominated Becky Dean and Jane White as Someone Special volunteers. Becky Dean is a longtime volunteer at HSC. For more than a decade, Becky Dean has been responsible for orchestrating the science center's amazing window displays. She has turned rooms of clutter into wonderful, usable space.
Mark and Angela Hamilton are pleased to announce the wedding celebration of their daughter, Jennie Fay Hamilton, formerly of Bemidji, to Tege Zura Goodpaster, at 3 p.m. June 20 at the Malvik Church in Guthrie. A reception, at 5 p.m., will follow at the Guthrie Community Center. The couple, along with their two children, Elaina and Kaleb, reside in Superior, Mont. Family and friends welcome to attend.
A 90th birthday reception will take place for Helen LeClaire from 1 to 4 p.m. June 14 at Bemidji Holiday Inn Express, 2422 Ridgeway Ave. NW. No gifts please.
Central Elementary recently hosted a Barnyard Days for both students and families of Central Elementary and J.W. Smith Elementary. The event featured a wide variety of activities, including dance with live music, animal exhibits, entertainment, games, refreshments, face painting, art projects, sack races, corn cob toss and a special appearance by the Bemidji Axemen. Some of the animals featured were calves, chickens, goats, horses, kittens, puppies, lambs, pigs, rabbits and a couple miniature horses.