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The fourth in a series of home invasions occurring in West Fargo since last November is leaving police officials frustrated and more intent than ever on catching the culprit. The latest intrusion occurred Saturday night shortly before midnight in a residence in the 1700 block of Huntington Drive, south of 17th Avenue and east of 9th Street. Police responded to the scene after receiving a call that a teenage girl living at the residence had been awakened by an unknown male suspect who was standing in her bedroom.
The 600-plus people attending the annual West Fargo Chamber of Commerce promoted Spring Business Expo last Thursday at the Veterans Memorial Arena were pleased with the balanced mixture of business exhibitions, entertainment, and fun that the event once again doled out in just the proper proportions. Those participating worked off the theme in fine fashion - Area Businesses - Growers of the Community - with the number of businesses participating up from the prior year. Chamber Membership Sales Coordinator Teresa Blotsky said she heard several remarks throughout the evening from those atten
West Fargo City Commissioners turned down a request Monday night from Developer Ron Morlock for placement of an eight-foot high fence on City property behind a residential development he is considering on the south side of 17th Avenue East., at the southwest corner of the intersection of 17th Avenue East and 18th Avenue East, in Charleswood's 24th Addition. Morlock came to the Commission for rezoning and final plat approval of the parcel from single family dwellings to planned unit development to build a four unit townhome.
Al Roker of NBC's "Today Show" will be broadcasting live from West Fargo next week. The popular weatherman will be visiting the Lynne and Curtis Olien home on April 18, doing remotes featuring Project Linus, a local non-profit organization for which Olien serves as chapter coordinator. "I'm very excited about the opportunity for Project Linus, but personally, I'm very nervous," Olien said in anticipation of the visit by Roker and his crew. Project Linus is a national organization that provides handmade blankets for children who are ill, traumatized or in need.
The 4th annual Remembering Our Serving Soldiers (R.O.S.S.) event which took place Saturday, March 31, at the West Fargo VFW will go down in history as one of the best ever, according to Charlie Weible, West Fargo VFW Post 7564 past commander and lifetime member who founded the observance when he served as post commander four years ago and has chaired it ever since. The remembrance provided an excellent opportunity to bring members of the community together in support of North Dakota soldiers and airmen now serving in the military.
One local veteran is bent on keeping awareness high when it comes to the Prisoner of Wars and Missing in Action (POW/MIA) associated with World War II, Korea and the Vietnam War - both those fortunate enough to return home and those still out there and unaccounted for.
Minn-Kota Feline Club will be presenting its 54th and 55th Annual ACFA Purebred and Household Pet Cat Show at the RRV Fairgrounds Commercial Building in West Fargo, April 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With approximately 100 cats entered, people will be able to see a variety of breeds including Tonkinese, Exotic Shorthairs, Burmese, Singapura, American Shorthair, British Shorthair, Ragdolls, Maine Coon Cats and Persians. There are also several beautiful household pets of all sizes and colors.
Members of the Fargo-Moorhead Toppers Car Club are placing the finishing touches on their 49th annual show, and organizers say the process couldn't be going more smoothly. Show chairman Al Duval, a member of the Club since 1973, says he is very pleased. "This is the time of the year we all get pretty excited.
Tessie Jones decided when she was 13 years old that she wanted to be Miss America. After capturing the Miss Fargo title last month, she is getting closer to living out that dream by advancing to the Miss North Dakota pageant June 14-16 in Williston, the steppingstone to the Miss America pageant next January. West Fargo born and raised, Jones is a 2005 graduate of West Fargo High School and presently a sophomore at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she is pursuing a double major in Art Photography and Mass Communication.
As National VFW Ladies Auxiliary President, Linda Meader is required to make an official visit to all 52 states and the District of Columbia during her year-long reign. North Dakota was state number 33 last week as she made a special appearance at West Fargo VFW Post 7564, where members of the Ladies Auxiliary hosted a special Aisle of Honor to formally welcome her, followed by her attendance at both Auxiliary and Post meetings and a social hour that allowed Meader the opportunity to 'meet and greet' and get to know the club members better. Meader is already familiar with the post, having be