From the Archives: June 18 in the Pioneer
What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 years ago
June 18, 2012 -- The Bemidji Lumberjacks almost won the State Baseball Championship before losing 1-0 to Eastview in the final game and taking home second place. The team won 25 games in the season, taking them to the championship, and Coach Mike Fogelson hopes the players will be proud of their hard work.
25 years ago
June 18, 1997 -- Three Beltrami County Sheriff Deputies have been honored for their part in ending a standoff. The officers responded to a domestic abuse call where the suspect had threatened to kill his girlfriend and her son. The encounter ended with no one injured and the suspect was taken into custody.
50 years ago
June 18, 1972 -- The Paul Bunyan Playhouse will open two shows in just one week, starting with the play “Butterflies are Free” which opens on June 20. The second show, “Never Too Late” opens just one week later on June 27. Both shows will have performances open through August.
100 years ago
June 18, 1922 -- Five Bemidji firemen, including Chief Charles S. Dailey, returned from Rochester where they attended the state’s annual convention. Dailey hopes that next year’s convention, which Bemidji is set to host, will be even better, but believes the city will need to “try its darndest” to outshine Rochester.