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Metro officials not considering bans or restrictions despite potential liability issues
This week in history (Jan. 21)
Winter days flying by
Mitten tree collects 150-plus donations
BioLife sets grand opening date in West Fargo
Building permits (Jan. 21)
Mayor boasts of new businesses, housing, booming population in State of the Cities
Business digest (Jan. 21)
Moore Engineering’s Engels earns award
Steve Stark cartoon (Jan. 21)
Omdahl: Fears raised with Common Core not new
Lee: ND legislators looking at ‘surge funding’ bills
Reitan: Law defines domestic violence
Trygve Olson cartoon (Jan. 14)
8 Cass County 4-H clubs recognized
Nursery News (Jan. 21)
Library News (Jan. 21)
Nursery News (Jan. 14)
Senior menu (Jan. 14)
Brady says he's moving on from distractions
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
Seahawks' setup favored by Carroll
NFL, YouTube announce partnership
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Flight lines: Modern living takes heavy toll on birds
Flight Lines: Anything can happen during Christmas Bird Count
Home & Garden: The problem with squirrels
Where are my keys? And other musings of an aging mind
home & garden
January 20, 2015
Scholars (Jan. 21)
Area students make honor rolls at college Ashley Bixby of West Fargo received “High Honors” from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn., for achievement during the fall 2014 semester of study. Students with a grade- point average between 3.5 and 3.99 gained...
news / education
January 20, 2015 - 4:26pm
The Packer Weekly: Kindem learns from family experience
Sophomore Tiffany Kindem was in the seventh grade when her new life began. Tiffany was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Erica and Justin Kindem, after she and her two siblings were taken away from her birth parents. “My birth parents didn’t really care what we did,” Tiffany said....
news / education
January 20, 2015 - 3:41pm
December 24, 2014
CenturyLink offers grants to ND teachers
Teachers in CenturyLink’s local service areas who want to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to increase student achievement can still apply for a CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant through Jan. 2. Full-time PreK-12 classroom...
December 24, 2014 - 10:00am
December 16, 2014
Miller awarded VCSU scholarship
The Office of Enrollment Services at Valley City State University is pleased to announce that Tabitha Miller, daughter of Joe and Wanda Miller, West Fargo, has been awarded a VCSU V-500 Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year. Miller will graduate from West Fargo High School in...
news / education
December 16, 2014 - 11:31pm
November 18, 2014
High school oratorical contest taking entries
The North Dakota American Legion will be conducting speech contests throughout the state this winter, one in each of its 10 districts. The contest is open to all high school students in grades eight through 12. Scholarships of $600 in cash will be awarded among the top three contestants...
November 18, 2014 - 4:45pm
Scholars (Nov. 19)
Peterson to attend Luther College in Iowa Sierra Peterson of West Fargo was accepted for admission for the 2015-16 academic year at Luther College. She has been awarded the “Become” Award. Luther is a selective four-year college located in northeast Iowa. The liberal arts...
November 18, 2014 - 4:04pm
September 16, 2014
Broadway star joins West Fargo High Hall of Fame
WEST FARGO – The way Jan Maxwell tells it, hitting the stage in high school was her way of compensating for not hitting the books. “I was so bad at academics, I needed something to keep me busy,” she said. That something turned out to be acting, and no one can argue with the...
September 16, 2014 - 3:14pm
September 9, 2014
Early bird gets the grant from Target Corp.
South Elementary School’s Early Bird Readers program was awarded a $2,000 grant from Target Corp. The grant, given in recognition of the efforts of South Elementary School to accomplish the district mission of educating today’s learners for tomorrow’s world, will allow the...
September 9, 2014 - 3:01pm
August 19, 2014
The Packer Weekly: French realizes potential through JROTC
Col. Douglas Trenda of the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program saluted junior Jacee French as she received her medal during the year-end awards ceremony. French was straight-faced returning the salute, but as she turned away, she cracked a smile at her accomplishment. French...
August 19, 2014 - 4:05pm
July 30, 2014
West Fargo School District hires technology specialists
West Fargo School District has hired Trent Leitheiser and Danette Brown as technology specialists. Leitheiser has been an elementary teacher since 2003 and at Harwood Elementary School since 2004. He has a master’s degree in education from Valley City State University with an...
July 30, 2014 - 1:46pm
Medical club prepares students for future
Staring down at a table and nervously glancing up at the screen every time he hears a new name, West Fargo High School senior Ali Al Saegh waits for his category to be called. His eyes stick to the screen. He is unsure of the process because it is his first year competing in Health...
July 30, 2014 - 1:31pm
July 23, 2014
WF High School grads begin Teach for America this fall
Diane Hahn and Levi Bachmeier have several things is common. Both are 2010 West Fargo High School graduates. They just finished college. Their next two years will be spent teaching low-income students in rural and urban schools. They have joined Teach for America, a national non-profit...
July 23, 2014 - 3:20pm
July 15, 2014
Scholars (July 16)
Reierson makes LRSC dean’s list A West Fargo student was named to the Lake Region State College dean’s list for spring 2014. Taran John Reierson earned the distinction. Students who maintained a 4.00 grade point average are named to the President’s list. Students who...
July 15, 2014 - 2:29pm
Badges and books: Officer honored for role at Cheney
West Fargo police Officer Todd Pearson is being recognized for his role as school resource officer at the community’s Cheney Middle School. Pearson has been presented the Regional Exceptional Service Award by the National Association of School Resource Officers for Region 8, consisting...
July 15, 2014 - 1:56pm
June 24, 2014
Scholars (June 25)
Maertens makes Drake dean’s list James Maertens of West Fargo was named to the Drake University dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. Students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or above to earn this honor. Drake University is a midsized, highly selective private...
June 24, 2014 - 2:54pm