From the Archives: September 28 in the Pioneer

What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

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10 years ago

September 28, 2012 -- After collecting more than 2,000 pounds of food for the Bemidji Community Food Shelf, students at Bemidji High School got to shave the heads of three faculty members for Homecoming. The result of a challenge to the students, Principal Brain Stefanich, Assistant Principal Brent Culligan and teacher Paul Goodwin all have a new look.

25 years ago

September 28, 1997 -- Dr. Allan Chapman, a history faculty member at Oxford University, visited Bemidji State University and gave a lecture on the history of humanity’s belief in aliens to an audience of 200 people. Chapman connected the histories of religion and mythology to the modern belief in extraterrestrial beings.

50 years ago

September 28, 1972 -- Two 15-year-old boys from Bemidji are in custody related to a series of crimes and a shooting spree earlier in the week that saw one man injured. The teens allegedly stole and later abandoned a car, robbed a house and stole firearms, and shot at a car driving down the highway.

100 years ago

September 28, 1922 -- Another bank robbery has been reported, this time at Hines State Bank where three bandits blew open the safe in the early hours of the morning. The robbers absconded with the money, the amount of which is still unknown, in a get-away car that was hidden nearby before driving off in the direction of Bemidji.

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