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Kindergarten students in the West Fargo School District learned a firsthand lesson this last week as a precursor to Fire Prevention Week being observed Oct. 7 through Oct. 13 nationwide. Working off the theme "Practice Your Escape Plan," West Fargo Fire Department officials versed approximately 600 children on fire prevention, safety and awareness as to how they should react and escape in the event of a fire. Kindergarten students from all the schools in the District were treated to personal tours of the fire station, located at 108 1st St.
This week October 7-13 is National Newspaper Week with the theme "Public Notices in Newspapers...Because good government depends on it." The following information shared by the North Dakota Newspaper Association sums up the importance of public notices and shares another means of accessing the information. * * * * * Public notices have long been part of the fundamental self-governance of our democratic society. As early as in Benjamin Franklin's "Pennsylvania Gazette," public notices have been an important part of this country's newspapers.
A special open house was held at Trail King Industries last Friday, Oct. 5, to officially celebrate the opening of their new manufacturing plant located on a 15-acre site in the West Fargo Industrial Park at 2130 3rd Ave. N.W. A number of dignitaries were on hand for the occasion including North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven; N.D. Department of Commerce Commissioner Shane Goettle, West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern, and a variety of other local dignitaries and individuals. The new 160,000 square foot plant presently employs 175.
West Fargo City Commissioners approved their final budget for the 2008 calendar year Monday night with total expenditures at $25,712,743, an increase of $1,644,061 setting the mill levy at 88.48, a decrease of -0.26 over last year's figure of 88.74. Proposed expenditures for various funds include: $6,842,322 General, $1,630,112 Sanitation, Sewer and Water $3,048,439, Library $562,283, Airport $141,196, Debt Service $11,093,259, Capital Improvements $500,000, and Special Revenue $1,895,132. The numbers include a 2.5 percent cost of living increase for each city employee plus a step increase
A bomb scare at West Fargo High School Friday, Sept. 28, turned out to be just that. Principal Gary Clark said staff was alerted to the threat by a student reporting a message written on the wall in a girls lavatory stall, claiming a bomb was to go off at noon. The West Fargo Police Department and the Cass County Bomb team were called to the scene.
Michael Jerome Waller Jr., 23, who was arrested Sept. 18 in Yonkers, New York, on a Cass County felony warrant for gross sexual imposition and burglary, signed a waiver a week ago today (Wednesday) to be extradited to North Dakota to face the charges. West Fargo Police Department officials believe he is the man responsible for the November, 2005, sexual assault by knifepoint of a 73-year-old West Fargo woman, with DNA testing linking him to the case.
This Friday will be a big day in the business community of West Fargo with the special ribbon cutting ceremony planned by the West Fargo Chamber at Trail King Industries, Inc., in the City's industrial park on the West edge of town. Gov. John Hoeven was in town a little over a year ago to announce a major expansion for the business - construction of a new 160,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. At that time, he offered kudos to Trail King officials for retaining their West Fargo presence saying "business is the engine that drives our economy...
A special event has been scheduled to benefit Carrie Leopold and her family on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Olivet Lutheran Church, 1330 S. Univ. Dr., Fargo. The evening will consist of a silent auction and baked goods sale, sponsored by Community Presbyterian Church members in West Fargo and Olivet Lutheran parishioners in Fargo.
October is National Pizza Month, so there is no better time to share a few wonderfully delicious homemade pizza recipes that are a nice diversion from the 'order out' variety most of us instantly think of.
Twenty-four years and going strong, Sandy's Donuts and Coffee Shop continues to live up to its reputation of the best donuts around, all baked fresh daily at their West Fargo location, conveniently positioned and easy to find on the corner of Main Avenue and Sheyenne Street. Hands-on owner operators are Sandy and Donna Ostlund, who originally founded the business in 1983, and their son, Mark, who became actively involved after graduating from college.