From the Archives: September 7 in the Pioneer

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

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10 years ago

September 7, 2012 -- The Bemidji Pioneer will host its 11th Annual Pioneer Indoor Garage Sale and Craft Show at the Sanford Center. Sellers will be offering a variety of goods, from antiques to homemade goods. The proceeds will be going to support the Newspapers in Literacy Education Program.

25 years ago

September 7, 1997 -- An evening drive nearly turned deadly for a Shevlin woman driving with her granddaughter after she discovered that what she had thought were rocks hitting the car were actually bullets. Diane Reinke noticed the bullet holes after safely arriving home, and the incident is now under investigation.

50 years ago

September 7, 1972 -- A farmer in Northern Township is holding out against modernization and is a staunch advocate for using draft horses to plow fields instead of machinery. Les Renollette argues that horses not only cost less but are better for the environment and that there are benefits to the older farming methods.

100 years ago

September 7, 1922 -- Bemidji’s brand new high school will open on Sept. 12 for junior and senior high, thanks to the completion of hard, last-minute construction work. The building, which cost an estimated half million dollars, is state of the art and is expected to attract around 800 students in its first year.

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What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Two preschool classes at the Pine Pals Intergenerational Learning Child Care and Preschool in Bemidji spent about 30 minutes entertaining the older residents at GoldPine — fondly referred to as “grandfriends” — with music and dancing as part of Pine Pals second anniversary celebration this week.
A meeting hosted by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry on Wednesday in Bemidji introduced local employers to a dual training program as an avenue to address workforce shortages and needs.