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The election is over, candidates will assume their newly elected positions later this month, the smoking ban has been approved, so it's time to start moving forward, wherever that may lead. I just want to offer congratulations to all of the candidates who worked so intensely the last few months in their bids for election or re-election. After covering the city government beat for I don't know how many years, I must admit it will be different not seeing Commissioner Brenda Warren sitting in that familiar end chair she has occupied during her last two terms. But change is good, and Warren
Red River Valley Fair General Manager Bryan Schulz hopes everyone will take the time to pay a visit to this year's Fair set for June 13 through June 21, conveniently located at the Fairgrounds on the west edge of West Fargo. He's betting attendees will be pleasantly surprised and even a little bit amazed at the diversity that will abound, with events and activities promising to offer something for everyone. "Some of our activities have been around for years that people aren't even aware of," Schulz said.
As part of an expansion and relocation, Marcil Technologies is spearheading the creation of a West Fargo Technology Center that will be located at the Pioneer Center, off of 9th Street and 13th Avenue East. The major technology investment is a public/private job creation initiative and technology building effort to extend economic development and vitality to the greater West Fargo-Fargo-Moorhead area and beyond. The announcement was made last week at a special news conference attended by West Fargo city officials and representatives of Marcil Technologies, as well as North Dakota Gov.
Eric Halvorson is well-rounded in his interests but one area he particularly enjoys and excels in is speech. So much so, that during his recent junior year at West Fargo High School, he earned the honor of being named an Academic All American by the National Forensic League. To be eligible for this award, a student must have previously received the NFL Degree of Superior Distinction (meaning he has scored a minimum of 750 points while participating in speech, debate, or Student Congress), maintained a 3.7 GPA, reached junior status, and scored a minimum of 27 on the ACT or 2000 on the SAT.
I not only enjoy previewing my recipes weekly but I would also like to provide the opportunity for some of my readers to do the same. So if you have any that you think are really good standout, family recipes that you are willing share, I'd love hearing from you either by email or any other way that might work for you. This week we are featuring some favorites from Carol Hallett of rural Harwood, who was the subject of a human interest story in last week's Pioneer, focusing on her retirement from her long-running daycare.
New year, new manager and with it a new beginning of sorts for this year's Red River Valley Fair. There are high hopes for an excellent turnout and hopefully, a record year both attendance wise and financially. His first go-round Fair General Manager Bryan Schulz is doing a great job promoting the nine-day event that kicks of this Friday and runs through the following Saturday with a full slate of diversely entertaining happenings, some old popular regulars along with several new activities, many of which should entice the interest of the entire family. The encouraging part is there has
Incumbent Mark Simmons and newcomer Mike Thorstad were elected to two four-year West Fargo City Commission seats in the Tuesday, June 10, primary election, with incumbent Commissioner Brenda Warren coming in third in the race. Newcomers were victorious in their bid for the West Fargo School Board, with Benjamin Koppelman, Patti Stedman and Kay Kiefer unseating incumbents Nancy Kruse and Troy Aswege for three open four-year positions. Incumbent Kathy Scully and newcomer Todd Rheault were elected to two open Park Board seats.
Next Tuesday's primary election day is fast approaching. We've been hearing a lot of conversation about various issues, first and foremost the revised smoking ordinance, followed by the half-cent sales tax proposal. In order to make your stance reality, all that is required is a vote. In the 2004 election, voter turnout was significant, with two different versions of a smoking ordinance on the ballot, each garnering over 5,000 'yes' votes and about 3,500 'no' votes.
This is prime season for succulent, sweet strawberries, and the recent crop in grocery stores have been pretty good, considering nothing will ever take the place of the handpicked ones, the likes of which we used to find at Mark's Strawberry Farm.
West Fargo City Commissioners agreed Monday night to pay a Grand Forks construction firm $71,000 to settle a dispute over work completed for the city in 2003 on 13th Avenue and Sheyenne Street. Opp Construction LLC had filed a lawsuit in Cass County District Court in 2006 claiming the city of West Fargo owed extra fees for work on the two roadways, for which the company had been contracted to complete.