Pioneer Staff Report
The Bemidji Middle School Artists of the Quarter are seventh-graders TK Michael-Bread and Ellah Canty. Michael-Bread thinks that everything has the potential to be art, and the thing he likes most about art is just that it's fun, a release said. He said that there are a lot of reasons he makes art, but the main reason is for his own entertainment.
Bemidji students named to Dean's List at Bethel ST. PAUL—The following students from Bemidji have been named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2018 semester at Bethel University, in St. Paul: Kami Eischens, sophomore; Noah Leinen, sophomore; and Mackenzey Thunem, senior. The Dean's List honors students who achieve an outstanding scholastic record during a semester with a grade point average of 3.6 or greater. Rockensock named to Dean's List at UW-River Falls
BEMIDJI—Laura Kircher of Enbridge presented a check to Mary Mitchell of the Bemidji Community Food shelf on Thursday, Jan. 10, in the amount of $5,000 to be used for food purchases.
Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently welcomed Bemidji Bliss Salon to the downtown area. Owner Missy Jemtrud provides both hair and nail services in the new beauty salon, by appointment only Monday through Saturday.
DeCoux to perform at storytelling series BAGLEY—Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux, will be performing at Farm by the Lake's Storytelling Series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Bagley Public Library, 79 Spencer Ave. SW. This event is free and open to the public. She will draw on her background in theatre to tell imaginative folktales.
BEMIDJI—Two-time Grammy winning country singer Dwight Yoakam will take the stage Sunday at the Sanford Center. Yoakam is scheduled to play at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45, and tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or the Sanford Center box office. The Sanford Center is located at 1111 Event Center Drive NE. In a prolific career, Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, with 12 gold albums and nine platinum releases. He's also been the recipient of the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association.
SARTELL -- Host Sartell-St. Stephen took the team title and Bemidji finished fifth at the Section 5A True Team high school boys swimming and diving championship Saturday. Sam Hendricks led the Lumberjacks with two top-10 finishes in individual events and helped two relay teams place in the top 10. Hendricks took fourth in the 100-yard backstroke and sixth in the 200 freestyle.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Bemidji finished third Saturday in the Air Force National Guard Prowler Invitational high school wrestling tournament. Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena placed 12th in the 17-team field. Bemidji's Joe Hudson and Peter Moen won individual championships.
HOPKINS -- Paige Bueckers poured in 25 points to lead powerful Hopkins to a 93-43 victory over the Bemidji High School girls basketball team on Saturday. The No. 2-ranked Royals, unbeaten in 16 games this season, jumped out to a 56-29 halftime lead behind 15 points from Buecker. Hopkins also got 16 points from Amaya Battle and 14 each from Dlayla Chakolis and Maya Nnaji.
ALEXANDRIA -- An unbeaten start for the Bemidji High School boys basketball team came to an end Saturday when the Lumberjacks fell to Alexandria 67-53 on the Cardinals' court. The Jacks took a 9-0 record and a No. 9 ranking in Minnesota Class 3A into the contest. It was Bemidji's best start since 2010-11, when it also won its first nine games.