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Members of the Blackduck City Council met for the second meeting of the month Oct. 18, hearing an indepth update from liquor store manager Shawn Waldo. Before Waldo spoke, the council went over the Pine Tree Park inspection report. According to the report, the park was found to be in very good condition.
A special emergency meeting was called for by Blackduck Mayor Scott Palmer Oct. 14 at the Blackduck Fire Hall for members of the Blackduck City Council, Blackduck Fire Dept. members and area township officials to receive information and discuss the purchase of a fire truck. Blackduck Fire Chief Rick Bogart opened the meeting and shared with the group, the need to replace Engine No. 2.
The Northome City Council met Oct. 6 at city hall with all councilors present except one. Also present were Tom Bonar, Clerk/Treasurer, Richard and Linda Dreher, Leroy Thurlby and Ray Weidenborner The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Schneider. Under the open forum, Linda Dreher requested copies of council minutes be sent to Northome Area News. Councilman Jerry Struss asked if there might be a reduction in garbage collection fees now that the Mizpah transfer station accepts glass for free. Struss also asked about the delay in installing the equipment at the playground.
Ancestry Detectives 101 genealogy workshops offered at Blackduck Community Library The Kitchigami Regional Library System is sponsoring a beginning workshop for library users interested in tracing their family genealogy. Using library resources, the workshops, titled Ancestry Detectives 101 will be offered at the Blackduck Community Library Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. As ancestry detectives, you are invited to find out who you are by searching for your ancestors.
Members of the Blackduck Fire Department were present at the Oct.
Warren-Alvarado-Oslo The Blackduck Drakes football team have had a tough season so far, losing Sept. 10 to Warren, 41-0. The Drakes were only able to put up 45 yards rushing and 47 yards passing, giving up the ball five times. Trey Volk was only able to rush for 46 yards in five attempts.
The Northome City Council met Sept. 1 with all councilmembers present. City Clerk Tom Bonar was also present as were Linda Dreher of the Northome Area News, Dick Grabko from SEH and Ron Morrow. Since there was no one present to address the council at the open forum, the council moved on to approve the following agenda items: Add "Custodian Hire" under "Liquor Store Report." Add "Audit Report" under "Administrative." Approve the minutes of Aug. 4 regular meeting. Council Vacancy. Resolution 2010-13 Declaring A Council Vacancy was discussed before it was approved.
"My mother was a teacher," said Leona Nyberg. "As a matter of fact, she was one of the first of the group to graduate from Bemidji -- the Teachers College," she said. Nyberg, who meant so much to the teaching profession, is part of the photo project that Rose Heim and her daughter, Gretchen, started to emphasize local citizens for their work and presence in the community. Her photo will be unveiled Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Saum School. Nyberg taught area students for more than 40 years.
Classes from Blackduck Elementary trekked over to the Blackduck Fire Department Oct. 6 to learn about fire prevention from members of the Blackduck Fire Dept. First to arrive were students from Mrs. Bahr, Ms. Cleveland and Mrs. Depew's kindergarten classes.
About 3 p.m. Sept. 15 Blackduck Schools received a note that stated there were explosives in the building. "At that time, we evacuated all the students to the designated churches. Thanks so much to those churches," Blackduck School Superintendent Bob Doetsch said. "Within 10 minutes, the students were evacuated there and completely safe." The police were here from Bemidji very quickly, Doetsch said, and they thoroughly checked the building going from room to room.