Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI—The United Way of Bemidji Area hosted its 26th Annual Chili Cook-Off to begin the campaign for the community on Wednesday at the Sanford Center. Pete and Alane Aube, United Way campaign chairs, announced that pacesetter businesses already have raised a total of $164,451.77 for the United Way of Bemidji Area, which is 40 percent of the overall goal of $420,000 for this year's campaign. Pacesetter businesses conduct workplace campaigns early in the fundraising season to set the pace for the campaign.
BEMIDJI -- Bi-County CAP YouthBuild is recruiting new students. The program is open to those ages 16 to 24 who live in Cass or Beltrami counties. Participants can earn minimum wage working 29 hours a week, while gaining construction experience; finishing their diploma, GED, or adult diploma; exploring careers, apprenticeships, and post-secondary options; and learning other life skills in a small group setting, according to a press release.
Immanuel Lutheran to host fall dinner CASS LAKE—Immanuel Lutheran Church will host its fall dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the former American Legion in Cass Lake. Swiss steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert and a beverage will be served. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 5-11. Kelliher church to host meal, movie
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Tuesday: Assault 1:26 a.m. Deputies received a report of a possible domestic assault at the 4000 block of Supreme Court NW. 11:42 p.m. Deputies responded to a physical altercation between a man and a woman at the 20800 block of Hines Road NE. Burglary 8:43 a.m. Deputies received a report of property damage and burglary at the 1200 block of Little Norway Avenue SE. Police Report
LAKE GEORGE -- A Henderson, Minn., woman was hurt Saturday after a rollover crash involving an all-terrain vehicle in Hubbard County. Laurie Steinborn, 49, had been driving an ATV with a group of riders on County Road 4 at about 11:36 a.m. Saturday when she swerved to miss a water hole and lost control of the vehicle. The ATV rolled down an embankment before stopping in a ditch, according to a news release from the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office.
BEMIDJI -- A fundraising event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Bemidji Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. The event will benefit Brent and Mariah Gilbert-Ferdig with travel and medical expenses associated with their daughters Hannah and Hailey. For more information about the family’s story, visit http://tiny.cc/babyhannah . The event will include pulled pork sandwiches, a silent auction, and entertainment provided by Corey Medina and Brothers. The cost is $10 per plate.
BEMIDJI -- Harmony Co-op will host a presentation by guest speaker Emily Rose Jackson Thomas at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The program will focus on the history and health benefits of the probiotic, kombucha, according to a press release. Attendees will take home a bottle of their own. The class will cost $15, and all materials are provided by the co-op. For more information, visit harmonycoop.com or contact Kate at (218) 751-2009 ext. 107, or email email@example.com .
TURTLE RIVER -- There will be a youth firearms safety course at New Salem Lutheran Church in Turtle River, 7491 Island View Drive NE. The course will take place Tuesday, Sept. 26, Thursday, Sept. 28, Tuesday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 5. Classes will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Parental permission slips and a $7 student fee must be submitted the first night. Range day will be Oct. 7. To preregister, call Howard Schultz (218) 586-2577.
BLACKDUCK -- The Bemidji veterans organization of 40/8 Voitures will hold a promenade in Blackduck at the Hillcrest Restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 21. Dinner (off the menu) will begin at 5 p.m.; the promenade will start at 6 p.m. The election of officers is on the agenda. For information, call Bob Aitken at (218) 759-4812.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Adventures in Lifelong Learning will present a program by Dr. Mary Fairbanks called "What is Community Health? What is Public Health?" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Beltrami Electric Community room, 4111 Technology Drive NW. Refreshments will be available at 9:30 am.