Bemidji Area Schools celebrated this week with the official ground breaking ceremony for Gene Dillon Elementary. Superintendent Jim Hess along with administration, school board members and  staff from across the district came together to talk about the journey so far and what the future holds.  Gene Dillon’s widow Darlene was also on hand to celebrate the legacy of her husband and what this building will mean to the Bemidji community.  Stay tuned over the coming year for exciting updates!