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This week we are pleased to not only be sharing our news with our regular reader base, but reaching out to a whole new audience as well. For those of you who are reading our newspaper for the first time, we hope you like what you see. In the past, the West Fargo Pioneer was delivered by mail and newsstand with a Wednesday publication date.
If you like coconut, nothing is simpler and more delicious than this recipe for Coconut Cake, ironically without any coconut in it at all. I've been searching long and hard for a foolproof recipe for a coconut cake that is refreshingly moist, and this one certainly fills the bill using the sweet delicious cream of the tropical fruit.
West Fargo City Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to deny a conditional use permit that would allow for stockpiling of sand, gravel and fill dirt and other building materials, as well as periodic concrete crushing operations, 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. The request was made by Tom Martin of Key Contracting, who also proposed to construct a 12,000 square foot shop/office building on the north side of the property. The West Fargo Planning and Zoning Commissi
West Fargo Police Chief Arland Rasmussen has always referred to department dispatchers as "unsung heroes" for the valuable role they play in responding to 911 emergency calls.
Red River Valley Fair General Manager Bryan Schulz is excited about the entertainment lineup announced today (Wednesday) for the 2008 Red River Valley Fair scheduled to run Friday, June 13 though Saturday, June 21, at the Fairgrounds in West Fargo. Schulz, who assumed managerial duties only recently, said the goal is to bring back 'the old Fair' that everyone is accustomed to, and he feels like that goal is very close to being realized. "We think having something for all ages is very important because we want entire families to attend and be a part of the fun.
West Fargo City Commissioner Brenda Warren has announced that she is a candidate for re-election to a third full four-year term on the Commission in the City's Primary Election, Tuesday, June 10. A 22-year resident of West Fargo, Warren is employed as Director of Communications for National Hospitality Services, a hotel management company with hotels in North Dakota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
The field of candidates has been set for the June 10 City Election, with all those seeking terms filing petitions by the Friday, April 11, deadline at respective City offices. All candidates are vying for four-year terms. Incumbents Mark Simmons and Brenda Warren and newcomer Mike Thorstad are seeking two open West Fargo City Commission positions. Incumbent Kathy Scully will be running against newcomers Chris Heise and Todd Rheault for two open Park Board seats.
We've had a few really nice days this week, so I decided to sift through my drink recipes and share a few favorites in anticipation of outdoor entertaining when temperatures finally do hit the 70 and 80 degree range. Nothing is more refreshing than a pitcher of homemade lemonade, served up in a tall ice-filled glass. If you want to make your ice cubes even a little more decorative and flavorful, make your own instead of using the convenient icemaker ones, filling each with a fresh lemon twist before freezing.
The West Fargo Park District is looking for your input and time is running out. They'd like to know how you feel about existing and future sports, fitness, recreation and aquatic spaces and programs. Therefore, they are inviting the public to complete an online survey by next Tuesday, April 15. To so do visit www.wfparks.org and select the survey. It will only take a few minutes of time but it will be well worth it.
Teal blue balloons soaring high against a sky blue backdrop were a fitting tribute as family and friends gathered for a celebration of life for Caroline Ruby Vetter, daughter of Tyler and Abigail Vetter, April 1, at Blessed Sacrament Church.