From the Archives: May 28 in the Pioneer
What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 years ago
May 28, 2012 -- Not even two months after his daughter was born, Brent Steinmetz recalls how he was deployed to Iraq where he served from 2005 to 2007. Steinmetz shared the difficulty of missing the first two years of his daughter’s life, and his and his family’s joy when he returned home to Bemidji and his little girl.
25 years ago
May 28, 1997 -- Bids for the Beltrami County Community Service Center have been awarded, worth over $4.26 million. The project will begin construction, and a contingency fund is available in case any part of it goes over budget. The County Board is hopeful, however, that it will come in under budget.
50 years ago
May 28, 1972 -- A Walk for Development around Lake Bemidji raised $2,700 with 270 participants. The 21-mile walk took place on a hot and humid day, and only 180 people finished the entire course, but the money raised from the event will be evenly split between local organizations and an international project helping a community in Brazil.
100 years ago
May 28, 1922 -- Birdhouses built by the seventh-grade students of the Bemidji Public School will be displayed in the windows of Given Hardware Company for public admiration and potential sale beginning on June 2. The houses come in a wide variety, some boasting two stories and others in a bungalow style, to provide options for each discerning bird family.