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The West Fargo Park District is celebrating its 50th milestone in 2007 with a variety of activities that will continue through year-end rotating at Park-related locations throughout the City. The next community observance is their big 50th Birthday Bash from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, at Armour Park, 2nd Ave.
A variety of beautiful yards at several West Fargo and Horace homes will be featured on the 2007 Garden Tour sponsored by Soroptimist International of Fargo. The West Fargo and Horace gardens will be available for viewing on Wednesday, July 18 and South Fargo gardens on Thursday, July 19, from 1 to 7 p.m. each day. The tour in West Fargo will begin at the home of Kim and Sandy Alberty, 1912 Princeton Lane, and proceed to the homes of Wesley and Lynelle Dick, 1920 Princeton Lane, Jim and Glenda Nelson, 430 20th Ave.
With the hotter temperatures, those spending time in the kitchen are looking for lighter, quick and easy recipes that satisfy without being too filling. The following dessert recipes accomplish just that, serving as the perfect ending to any meal without being over-indulgent. Bonnie Peterson, the wife of a former co-worker, dropped by the office last week enthused to share a couple of low fat recipes utilizing rhubarb and a couple of other ingredients, literally.
Sheyenne Street's 'downtown' business district has turned into a beautiful sea of color thanks to the effort of City officials. If you've driven down Sheyenne Street the past week or so you can't help but notice the striking wave of fuchsia-colored petunias flanking the west side of the roadway at intervals as far as the eye can see. The huge, hanging baskets held in place with brushed silver brackets bearing the City of West Fargo logo are the first step of a beautification plan as a means of revitalizing West Fargo's 'downtown' business area. Mayor Rich Mattern said this is something c
It's business as usual under different ownership for a longtime West Fargo business. Doug Sherman has sold Sherman, Inc. to Dennis Johnson of Professional Computer Services, Dickinson, N.D., with the business now called SHERMANS LLC. Johnson serves as president and his son, Josh, oversees the operation as CEO and vice president for the company whose excavating division is located at 1005 E. Main Ave., West Fargo; and the plumbing division at 302 11th St.
West Fargo residents and businesses will soon have another choice for cable television, internet and digital telephone service. West Fargo City Commissioners placed on first reading Monday night a franchise agreement request from Midcontinent Communications, based out of Sioux Falls, S.D., to provide its full compliment of services to all parts of West Fargo for both residential and business users. The 15-year agreement is patterned after and nearly identical to the one in place for the other local cable service provider, CableOne.
A landmark family-owned business has changed hands effective July 1. Dan's Oil and Service has been sold to Petro Serve USA, according to an announcement from Audrey Casperson, Carol Fjelstad, Elaine Wilhelmi and Dennis Rheault, owners of the longtime community business that has been serving area customers for the past 66 years. The business was originally founded in Horace by their parents Dan and Marie Rheault.
With the first actual case of West Nile virus infection reported last week in our area (Cass County), it's time to pay serious attention to the real health risk posed by the annoying, biting insect. The victim, a female over the age of 60, was not hospitalized.
Sandra Hannahs has been named acting director for the West Fargo Public Library until a new director can be hired. The West Fargo Library Board approved this action last Thursday evening after formal acceptance of the resignation of Miriam Arves, who had served as Director for 31 years.
It appears that the West Fargo Education Association and the West Fargo School Board could be drawing closer to settling contract talks. During a session Monday night, WFEA lead negotiator Tim Scully presented a two-year salary and benefit proposal on behalf of the teachers calling for a 6.15 percent increase in total compensation for the years 2007 and 2008 and a 6.43 percent increase for 2008-2009. The dollar increase of salary and benefits for the first year would be $1,569,977, bringing the District cost to $27,039,766.