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Gusty, cold winds didn't dampen spirits Monday as West Fargo VFW Post 7564 and veterans from West Fargo and throughout the United States were recognized by the planting of a stately red oak tree in a special Arbor Day observance at Maplewood Park, located near Maple Lane on 17th Ave. E. The VFW Color Guard, consisting of members Bill Tuff, Daryl Best, Larry Childs, and Don Faith, opened the ceremony with a color presentation ceremony followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
The West Fargo Pioneer earned 16 awards, including five first place honors, at this North Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. Awards were announced at the organization's annual convention in Dickinson last weekend. The staff took first place awards for front page design excellence for the Pioneer, Special Advertising Section for the 2008 Calendar, and for Best Web site with Carrie Snyder and Jamie Grant designing the site.
The importance of 'buckling up' has been a hot button topic recently and rightfully so. In North Dakota, motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among those ages 15-24. Reinforcing the importance of seat belt safety, findings released by the North Dakota Department of Transportation office of traffic safety states that "the vast majority of those motor vehicle fatalities among young drivers in North Dakota are the result of driver behavior including speed, impaired driving, and lack of seat belt use." In a move to do something about the latter, the West Fargo Police Depar
With the warm weather hopefully now fast approaching after the glorious day we had Sunday, outdoor entertaining will be more prevalent; therefore, the need for easy to prepare hors d'oeuvre recipes that can be made ahead requiring very little time and no fussing. Even though chicken wings have been around forever, it was only until about the last decade that 'buffalo chicken wings' became the 'in' food item as an appetizer on most restaurant menus, and very quickly carrying over to at-home preparation for party snack tables. Everybody is always looking for a quick way to prepare chicken wi
Talk regarding West Fargo's Main Avenue reconstruction has been going on for what seems like an eternity. Actually, it's been about a decade, in fact at the start of Mayor Rich Mattern's term in 2002, he cited it as a priority issue. This past week, there appears to be some real progress. The North Dakota Department of Transportation announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) regarding the reconstruction of West Fargo Main Avenue from Interstate 94 to 45th Street East.
In this week's Eating Well column, I'd like to place the focus on recipes from three high school students who captured first, second and third place honors in the North Dakota High School Beef Challenge contest held recently at Dickinson. The event is promoted annually as a project of the North Dakota Cattle Women in cooperation with the North Dakota Beef Commission.
When food drive bags start showing up in your mailbox this week, sit up and take notice. The intent is for you to fill them with non-perishable food items and then set them out by your mailbox for the 16th Annual Food Drive being promoted Saturday, May 10, by the National Association of Letter Carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across the United States. Once again, postal workers are on their quest to collect food donations for the local food pantries working off this year's theme "Stamp Out Hunger," hoping to surpass last year's collection of 64,402 pounds of food.
For the second time in two weeks, West Fargo City Commissioners have said 'no' to a request for a conditional use permit that would allow for stockpiling of sand, gravel and fill dirt and other building materials,, in an area south of 7th Avenue Northeast, east of Center Street, with the south side of the property abutting the Burlington Northern Railroad property. Tom Martin of Key Contracting appeared before the board to ask Commissioners to reconsider their decision of the April 21 meeting.
A buddy program between classrooms at Eastwood Elementary School is going a long way in supporting a great facility - the Ronald McDonald House at 1330 18th Ave. S.
Cleanup Week is fast approaching and the perfect time for West Fargo residents to rid themselves of just about everything they feel like discarding. West Fargo Sanitation Department Foreman Dennis Correll said this year's drive, May 5-9, will be fairly similar to others with "pretty much anything that is placed at the curb being picked up." This annual event allows residents the opportunity to dispose of tires, appliances and other large items at no charge on their regular garbage collection day.