Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Community Food Shelf is now opening its doors to those affected by the federal government shutdown, the organization announced Thursday. The food shelf is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. No appointment is needed. Customers are asked to bring a photo ID, the names and birthdates of household members, as well as the gross household income. Customers may come once a month and can select enough food for approximately 10 meals.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Wednesday: Fire 12:18 p.m. Deputies responded to a vehicle fire in the 11900 block of Trengove Road NW. Drugs 9:08 p.m. A 22-year-old man, a 30-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were arrested in the 5000 block of Theater Lane NW on multiple charges, including drug possession, providing false information, DWI, and warrants. Warrant
BURNSVILLE -- The Bemidji State baseball program was selected to finish 14th overall this season when the 2019 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Baseball Coaches’ Poll was released Thursday. Senior pitcher Jesse Palafox and junior catcher Isaiah Grancorvitz were named the Beavers’ Players to Watch for the upcoming season.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Community Food Shelf invites prospective volunteers to attend an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the food shelf, 1260 Exchange Ave. SE, in the industrial park. The event is free and open to the public.
BEMIDJI -- City offices will be closed on Monday Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. City residential refuse customers who are normally picked up on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday, Jan 22.
BEMIDJI -- A program will be presented at the Sons of Norway meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in the Fellowship Hall at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2508 Washington Ave. SE. The program will be a 30-minute multi-media presentation including scenic pictures and videos of Norway presented by Frank Haynes of the St. Cloud area.
BEMIDJI -- The 34th Annual Bemidji Area Schools Spelltacular is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the cafeteria at Bemidji Middle School, 1910 Middle School Ave. NW. Students in grades 5-8 will represent Bemidji Middle School and Gene Dillon Elementary as they take on the most challenging words, a press release said. The top four students will advance to the regional competition at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls.
SHEVLIN -- The Clearwater County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Landstad Church, 220 Second St., in Shevlin. Members are invited to attend. The agenda includes the election of three directors, recognition of the 2018 “Friends of Museum” Joann Steindl, Judy McGraw and Tim Matasovsky, as well as retiring directors Harlan Highberg, Jim Chesley, David Hallan and Jim Gustafson. The meeting will also include any other business brought before the board of directors.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Women Veterans Initiative is now accepting applications for its annual Minnesota Women Veteran of the Year Award. Residents of Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard and Itasca counties are invited to nominate outstanding female veterans who have honorably served in the United States military and have displayed leadership within their civilian community, a release said.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Aerials sent gymnasts to two Twin Cities locations over the past weekend. Kali Allen, who competed Level 6 in Minneapolis at the JO Gopher Invite, finished her meet with a 32.5 all-around score, as she again hit a state qualifying score. The Silver Xcel team was led by Mariah Fox who finished the meet with a 35.3 AA score. She was followed by Lola Wesley with a 34.9. Both gymnasts again met the state qualifying mark.