Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI -- The Knights of Columbus will host its 16th annual BBQ Rib Dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at St. Philip’s Social Hall, 702 Beltrami Ave. NW, Bemidji. The cost is $11 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. The meal will include BBQ ribs, au gratin potatoes, green beans, a dinner roll, cookies and a beverage. Chicken breasts are available by request. Takeout also is available. The event is open to the public.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Friday-Sunday: Accident 9:20 a.m. Friday. Deputies received a report of an accident involving a motorcycle and a deer at the intersection of Highway 2 SE and Graycalm Court SE. 2:42 p.m. Friday. Deputies received a report of a motorcycle accident on Highway 2 NW. 12:36 a.m. Saturday. A male was taken to the emergency room via ambulance after a single-vehicle crash at the 500 block of Jefferson Avenue NW. Assault
Talley Gallery will showcase work of BSU professor BEMIDJI -- BSU’s Talley Gallery will feature ceramic work by Dr. Tim Brockman, professor of technology, art and design, in the exhibition “Textures, Slabs and Thrown Pieces: Ceramic Art by Tim Brockman” starting Wednesday, Nov. 1. The exhibit will remain in the Talley Gallery through Dec. 5.
BEMIDJI -- Brenda Mack, an assistant professor of social work at BSU, recently was named as one of three recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Service Award from the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health.
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently congratulated Wick N Scents on the company’s relocation and expansion. Located in the Paul Bunyan Mall, Wick N Scents offers handcrafted candles, bath and body products and baked and canned goods. Pictured left to right are ambassadors Betsie Curb, Sylvia Wildgen, and Brian Bissonette; Owners Angie Laurain and Michelle Parsley; and ambassadors Noemi Aylesworth, Benita Dingman, Becky Bergquist and Lisa Hofstad.
Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors recently welcomed Tim Hortons to Bemidji. Located at 100 Paul Bunyan Drive S., Tim Hortons is a cafe and bakery shop offering coffee, specialty beverages, baked goods, soups, made-to-order sandwiches and wraps.
BEMDIJI -- Paul Nelson recently joined AirCorps Aviation in Bemidji as an engine overhaul specialist. AirCorps Aviation is a world leader in warbird restoration, parts manufacturing and aircraft maintenance and employs 32 people in Bemidji.
On Oct. 9, the Bemidji Lions Club passed a resolution in support of a 100 percent graduation rate for Bemidji's youth. The resolution said a 100 percent graduation goal is in the best interest of Bemidji’s youth; and the Bemidji Lions Club will do whatever it can to make sure 100 percent of Bemidji youth graduate from high school; and the Bemidji community should do whatever it can to ensure that 100 percent of its youth graduate and that everyone should stay focused on the goal and do what is necessary to make it a reality.
On Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Eagles Club, a fundraiser was held for Bemidji Great River Rescue. Penny Pokorny and Dave Quam from the disbanded Citizen Patrol presented Greater River Rescue Executive Director Brandon Mustful with a check from the Citizen Patrol in the amount of $2,365.
On Oct. 10, students from Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School and Cass Lake-Bena High School participated in a field trip to Battle Point on Leech Lake. The students commemorated the battle of Sugar Point, which took place in October 1898 and involved the Elder Bugonaygeshig of the Pillager Band. The battle was a decisive victory for the Bear Island Pillagers and is known as the last battle between a Native American band and the U.S. Army, according to a press release. The students listened to several speakers and drumming.