From the Archives: March 19 in the Pioneer
What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 years ago
March 19, 2012 -- Rarely, the Bemidji City Council will receive a smattering of applause after making a decision. On Monday, following a surprisingly unanimous vote toward preserving the city’s 102-year-old Carnegie library, the overflow audience responded with prolonged, enthusiastic applause.
25 years ago
March 19, 1997 -- Voters could know by as early as June what decisions the Bemidji school board will recommend for the aging Bemidji High School and Lincoln Elementary School, representatives of DLR Group said at Monday’s board meeting. DLR Group, a Minneapolis architectural firm, was hired in January to study how to remedy the district’s problems.
50 years ago
March 19, 1972 -- Firemen were called to 619 Minnesota Ave. at about 8:13 p.m. Wednesday night to extinguish a blaze in an upstairs apartment. According to Fire Marshal Jerry Moen, the fire began when an unidentified Bemidji State College student who lived in the apartment was cleaning a paintbrush with gasoline when the fumes were ignited by the stove.
100 years ago
March 19, 1922 -- The welcome whistles of the big Crookston Lumber company mill will be heard for the first time for several months next Tuesday morning when a full day shift will begin its duties of turning logs into fine lumber. About 200 men will be employed on the regular day shift beginning at 7 o’clock.