Pioneer Staff Report
Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors recently welcomed a new business to the area. Bemidji Cooperative Association-Cenex North is located at 515 Anne St. NW. The new Cenex Convenience store, located on the corner of Irvine Avenue and Anne Street, features a 24-hour car wash, full service gas station, A&W Restaurant and Picadilly Pizza, which also serves breakfast.
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors recently congratulated Edward Jones — Donna Gunderson on its new location. The business, located at 125 Second St. NW, Suite 105, specializes in personalized approaches to financial strategies and wealth building across generations, a press release said. Pictured from left, ambassadors Mya Beaulieu and Karl Bleser. From left second row, ambassador Noemi Aylesworth, branch office administrator Jennifer Janiksela, owner Donna Gunderson and ambassador Benita Dingman. Pictured back row, ambassador Brian Bissonette.
PONEMAH—Ponemah School recently recognized students who had a perfect attendance during the first grading period as well as students in grades 4-8 who made the "A" or "B" Honor Roll. Perfect attendance Kindergarten: Waylen Johnson-Cloud, Nathaniel Cloud and Mika Donnell. First Grade: Amerah French, Shania Graves and Amelia Roy. Second Grade: Devin Johnson. Third Grade: Allen Bailey, Ryan Bailey, Tyrus Dow and Quesean Johnson. Fourth Grade: Jonas Janero-Garcia, Alani Kingbird and Joseph Kingbird.
Matthews Children's Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area. The foundation also has invested in Project STEM, which enhances science, technology, engineering, and math activities at the Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area by partnering with the Headwaters Science Center to provide a STEM-focused day with 10 different high energy hands-on science activities to more than 200 club and community members. Since 2016, Matthews Children's Foundation has invested $3,000 in youth through various donations.
Northern Elementary School Principal Wendy Templin, right, shaves fifth-grade teacher Jeff Wade's head on Nov. 22, in the school's commons. Wade told his students he'd lose his locks if they collected 100 pounds of food for this year's "Stuff-A-Truck" food drive, which they did. The food collected during "Stuff-A-Truck" was donated to the Bemidji Community Food Shelf.
Marsh to perform during First City Poetry Reads
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton recently announced the appointment of Tuleah Palmer of Cass Lake to the Governor’s Workforce Development Board as a community-based organization representative. The appointment became effective Nov. 26, and her term will expire Dec. 31, 2020. In accepting the position, she will replace Ruby Lee.
BEMIDJI—Several local students took part in BSU's Madrigal Dinners this year, which began Nov. 30. This is the 49th year for the theatrical production, during which singers recreate the atmosphere of a renaissance feast once held in English castles. Local students include: Bagley: Megan Flaherty, senior, music education, beggar. Bemidji: Annalise Aakhus, senior, music education, cellar keeper; Benjamin Larson, junior, music, waiter/greeter/valet; Joshua Sorenson, senior, music education, the King.
BLOOMINGTON—JCI Minnesota, formerly the Minnesota Jaycees, recently named William Benso of Bemidji as one of the recipients of the 2017 Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans Awards. Benso, a registered nurse supervisor, along with the other honorees, will be recognized at a special awards celebration on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Crowne Plaza Aire Hotel in Bloomington.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Jay Dickman is fast becoming Mr. Shootout for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team. The junior scored a shootout winner for the third time this season to clinch two points in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association for the Beavers after a 3-3 tie at Bowling Green on Saturday night. The Beavers (5-6-3, 2-4-2-2 WCHA) had an answer for each of the first two goals the Falcons (7-5-5, 6-2-4-2 WCHA) scored.