From the Archives: Jan. 26 in the Pioneer
What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 years ago
January 26, 2012 -- A new orthopedic center would be the first step toward a greatly expanded Sanford Bemidji medical campus. Plans include a new 20,000-square-foot orthopedics and sports medicine center, a 24,000-square-foot surgery center and a 40,000-square-foot cardiac center.
25 years ago
January 26, 1997 -- The purchase of seven school buses will highlight an otherwise routine Bemidji School Board agenda at 7 p.m. Monday, according to schools Superintendent Rollie Morud. District Business Services Director Bryan Westerman has recommended the board accept the low bids on six 71-passenger buses and a special education bus.
50 years ago
January 26, 1972 -- Monday’s heavy snowstorm was apparently too much for an unknown person to shovel. The person turned thief and literally walked off with a $400 snowblower from in front of Gibson Discount Center on Third Street. Store manager Tom Kilby said the display model was put in front of the store for possible sale.
100 years ago
January 26, 1922 -- City politics are beginning to warm up a bit. Here and there may be found groups discussing the coming election, but indications are that no serious so-called political fights will ensue. February 21 is the date set for electing new city officers. This will include a mayor to succeed Dr. A.V. Garlock.