From the Archives: September 3 in the Pioneer
What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 years ago
September 3, 2012 -- Lueken’s Village Foods will begin the process of transitioning to an employee-owned company. While announcing his semi-retirement, owner Joe Lueken shared that he plans to sell the company, not to another corporation, but to the roughly 200 employees that work for it.
25 years ago
September 3, 1997 -- Debate over building a public access on Stump Lake overtook a county board meeting after residents from Frohn Township arrived to express that they wanted to have a say in whether it was constructed. The county had planned to sell a plot of tax-forfeited land to create the public access, but is now reconsidering.
50 years ago
September 3, 1972 -- Bemidji area schools will begin offering eligible students free lunch with a new program to help feed students who are unable to afford lunch payments beginning this year. Families are encouraged to apply, eligibility is based on family size and income level. Families that receive a form of public welfare are automatically eligible.
100 years ago
September 3, 1922 -- A Bemidji boy was tragically killed in a target practice accident. Leon Larson, 12, was with his father and two sisters shooting targets when he somehow got in front of a gun and was shot. The youngest of the family, he was well-loved and leaves many friends and family members behind.