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Students at Eastwood Elementary helped spread a little caring last week through their observance of a Kindness Week event. The project involved students participating in a Treats For The Troops collection, with the treats gathered sent to soldiers who have a connection to an Eastwood student or staff member. The Eastwood Student Ambassadors, a group of fifth grade students, gathered Friday, Feb. 15, in the Eastwood Library to help pack up the treats.
The cold weather is getting really, really old, along with all the snow piles that have popped up intermittently around the community, prompted by snow removal crews looking for a place to store the white stuff for the interim until it can be hauled away or better yet, it warms up significantly, and melts away on its own. The latter might be wishful thinking, but there is promise of warmer conditions this weekend, yes 30 degree temperature ranges, if that qualifies as 'warmer' in your scheme of things.
The West Fargo Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 50 years. Quite a prestigious milestone for the organization that has grown to over 420 members since its inception back in 1958. The group's annual fundraising event, billed as the 50th anniversary gala was held last Friday night at the Ramada Plaza Suites.
Chocolate and Valentine's Day seem to go hand-in-hand, so this week I wanted to include some recipes especially for the holiday that feature both white and dark chocolates in varying forms. Several of the recipes are from my favorite stash that I have compiled from the popular Taste of Home magazines through the years.
Mike Thorstad has announced that he will be a seeking a position on the West Fargo City Commission in the June 10 City Election.
West Fargo City Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to approve a joint powers agreement with the Red River Regional Dispatch Center (RRRDC), along with an agreement pertaining to Fargo's computer aided dispatch and records management system. Commissioners voted last November to have its Police and Fire Departments join the (RRRDC), which means that the City will have its 911 emergency calls answered by the agency. The Center currently coordinates calls for all the cities in both Cass and Clay County, with the exception of West Fargo.
With the City election in June almost right around the corner, now is the time for anyone considering a bid to circulate petitions and announce candidacies for any of the four open positions in the City of West Fargo race. On the City Commission side the two four-year terms presently held by Mark Simmons and Brenda Warren will be up for grabs, along with the two four-year Park Board seats of Gary Fugere and Kathy Scully. So far, an incumbent candidate and a newcomer have thrown their hats into the ring for bids for the City Commission posts. In order to qualify as a candidate, individual
The elementary schools in the West Fargo District got into the swing of things last week as they enjoyed a special theme day over the lunch hour based off the highly popular "High School Musical," currently the rage with younger, and in many instances, more mature, music fans as well. The cooking staff at Horace Elementary played their parts to the hilt, complete with attire, props and loads of 'musical' expression, much to the delight of the student fan base, appropriately decked out in the corresponding red and white school colors that correlate with the musical. "Our cooks are so great
West Fargo residents now have another choice when it comes to cable television, internet and digital telephone services. Midcontinent Communications, a Sioux Falls based firm, will be launching its services to almost half of the community Feb.
West Fargo City Commissioner Mark Simmons has announced that he is a candidate for re-election to a second four-year term on the Board in the City's Primary Election Tuesday, June 10. An 18-year resident of West Fargo, Simmons is employed as a GSA Manager for Laser Systems and a realtor for the Real Estate Exchange. He is a member of numerous community groups, including the AmVets Post 8, West Fargo, the West Fargo VFW Color Guard and the West Fargo Visitors Committee.