Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State baseball team will host its third annual Winter Olympics on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Bemidji Bowling Alley. The event will include games, raffles and a buffet following the event with all proceeds going towards the Beaver baseball program. The BSU coaching staff and current players will be at the event to partake with participants. The featured games during the event include two games of bowling, nine innings of darts and nine innings of cornhole.
BEMIDJI -- The Fourth Annual Relay For Life Charlie Schmitt Memorial Bonspiel is set for Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Bemidji Curling Club. Teams are forming now. Cost is $120 per team with a 24-team limit. Two novice curlers are required per team. Bonspiel includes four-end games with four events. Three games are guaranteed. There will be games, prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit Relay For Life of Beltrami County.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School wrestling team will host Takedown Cancer Night on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. The Lumberjacks, ranked No. 9 in Class 3A, will grapple with No. 7 Anoka, and No. 5 Willmar. T-shirts will be available at the event and for order should supplies run out. Cost is $20/$25. All proceeds go to the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund.
BEMIDJI -- The Northwest Minnesota Foundation recently selected the communities of Warroad and Halstad to receive grant funding and other supportive services through their new Communities Thrive program. They were selected through a application and site visit process. These communities will be eligible to receive grant funding up to $100,000 over two years. Low-interest loans are also available to support projects that enhance the community’s quality of life or create opportunities for local entrepreneurs.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Tuesday: Fire 8:22 p.m. A deputy assisted with a vehicle on fire at Bemidji High School. Warrant 7:54 p.m. A 30-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant on U.S. Highway 2. 5:27 p.m. A 61-year-old man was arrested in the 9900 block of Irvine Ave. NW on a warrant. Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls Tuesday: Domestic Assault
Headwaters plans after-school art clubs BEMIDJI—Headwaters Music & Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW, will sponsor after-school art clubs for children in kindergarten through sixth grade beginning in January. Art elements and principles, techniques and critique are some of the focus of the clubs, which will be split up by age. Kindergarteners through second graders will meet from 3:15-4:15 p.m. on Tuesday and grades 3-6 will meet from 3:15-4:15 on Thursdays.
WASKISH -- There will be an Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Visitor Center at Big Bog State Recreation Area, 55716, State Highway 72 in Waskish. The Donald Nelson family will make a stop at the park during their annual tour of Waskish. Complete with snowmobile suits, boots and helmets to match their machines, the family will reminisce about trips from days gone by.
ROSEAU -- The Bemidji High School girls hockey team may have been distracted Tuesday night by the prospect of playing outdoors as part of Hockey Day Minnesota. The Lumberjacks were thumped 14-1 by Roseau in a road contest. The Rams scored eight goals in the first period en route to the blowout victory. Gracie Fisher buried the Lumberjacks’ lone goal of the night. Eva Laituri assisted on the power-play goal that made it 6-1 at the 9:44 mark of the first period.
PEQUOT LAKES -- The Lumberjack wrestling team faced off in a four-team quadrangular meet Tuesday that included Brainerd, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus and Hibbing. Bemidji struggled at the start, falling to Brainerd 42-25, however, the Lumberjacks would bounce back by beating Hibbing 61-12. A strong win by Peter Moen with a 5-1 decision helped propel Bemidji to the victory.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- The Bemidji boys swimming and diving team beat Thief River Falls by a total team score of 118-50. The Lumberjacks were propelled by a standout performance in the 200-yard medley relay. The Lumberjacks would go on to take both first (2:10.08) and second (2:10.59) in the event. The 400 free relay teams also swept the top two spots, finishing with times of 3:53.31 and 3:55.47.