Whether it was flying in a cool military helicopter, or being named Homecoming King or Queen, or winning a regional dog show -- or simply just the majesty of a pine tree in the Lost 40 forest -- September was all about reaching new heights in the Bemidji region, and Pioneer photographers Jillian Gandsey and Annalise Braught were there to capture it for us. For more photography, visit www.bemidjipioneer.com.