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Each year the United Way Day of Caring takes on a little bit different meaning, with the end result typically the same - individuals and groups lending a helping hand to local residents in need of a little bit of extra assistance and support. This year, members of the West Fargo Community High School student leadership organization wanted to be a part of the giving spirit, making a trek to the West Fargo High Rise on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 230 8th Ave. W.
West Fargo City Commissioners voted Monday to table action on a feasibility study for a proposed golf course south of I-94 until other entities can be approached about sharing the bill for the study. City Administrator Jim Brownlee told Commissioners that Westport Beach developers, represented by Jim Bullus, are willing to donate 360 acres of land located north of 52nd Avenue West for a golf course.
West Fargo Senior Citizens should be on the lookout for suspicious individuals wanting to enter their homes to check gas meters. The West Fargo Police Department received a call Monday, Oct. 15, at 1:56 p.m. about a suspicious person at Sheyenne Square Townhomes, located at 1100 Sheyenne St. A tenant had indicated to the individual making the call that a man came to her door claiming to need to check her gas meter at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. She refused to let him in and locked the door.
I've said time and time again that the best recipes are the ones found in church cookbooks. This week I'm sharing a potpourri of recipes that I've taken from the Faith Lutheran Church Cookbook, dated 1935 to 1984. I tried to pull recipes from each category that sounded both interesting and delicious. I have not prepared any of them personally, but am anxious to do so and will certainly be experimenting in the process. What a different a number of years can make in the way recipes are written and in the actual ingredients that are used.
The individual(s) involved in the bomb threat shenanigans in the West Fargo Schools need to be found out. The West Fargo Police Department responded to their third call in about as many weeks last Friday, this time to Cheney Middle School, on a reported bomb threat, i.e.
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.
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.
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.
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.