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Longtime West Fargo resident Jayne Rieth was among nine outstanding leaders in the North Dakota tourism industry honored at the North Dakota Governor's Awards Luncheon held on April 17 in conjunction with the North Dakota Travel Industry Conference in Grand Forks.
Four students at South Elementary School in West Fargo have placed at the state level with the first place winners advancing to the national level of the PTA Reflections Program. The 2013 State PTA Reflections Celebration was held on Monday, April 8 at the Plains Art Museum with Steve Stark the special guest artist. The theme for this year's competition was "The Magic of a Moment."
West Fargo Cleanup Week has been moved from its regular May time frame to the end of September to coincide with Fargo city officials rescheduling the event because of the flood activity. Consequently, the Cleanup observance has been set for Sept. 23-27 instead of May 6-10. West Fargo Sanitation Manager Dennis Correll said the decision to change the date to coincide with Fargo's was a natural one since the week has always been coordinated for the same time metrowide.
After eight years as a West Fargo Senior City Planner, Steven Zimmer is returning to his roots to oversee the family farming operation at Munich, N.D. as well as continue in the profession he loves by starting his own secondary consulting firm. With his parents Richard and Cindy Zimmer retiring, Steven was the natural son to fill the empty shoes and as he approaches the move, which is expected to occur completely by the end of July, his feelings are bittersweet.
We are happy to report that West Fargo Police Chief Arland Rasmussen, who underwent heart bypass surgery on April 13, is now home, recuperating and resting comfortably. This according to his wife, Verna, who said he was discharged from the hospital on Friday, April 19 following a "difficult surgery." His regimen involves basically short walks around the house and resting in his easy chair, in an effort to regain strength and stamina in the week off before starting cardiac rehab therapy next week.
Longtime West Fargo residents Glen and Jeannine Maurer couldn't be prouder as the great-great-grandparents featured in a five-generation photo taken recently along with their first great-great-grandchild, Liam Andvik. Liam was born Jan. 23, 2013 and is the son of Christian Andvik and Maddie Vahlin of Detroit Lakes, Minn. Pictured are Jeannine and Glenn (holding Liam) along with great-grandmother Twila Aslesen (top left), grandfather, Scott Jereska, lower left, (Twila's son) and Liam's father, Christian Andvik (Scott's son).
A comment made at Monday night’s City Commissioner meeting about the progress of city building activity really rung true. When asked when construction will begin on a new hotel conference center, the response by the senior planner was “spring, if we ever have spring.” The starkness of the answer raised the next question. How far behind is the city with its building projects?
Harvey and Rosemary Heise are letting their imaginations run wild, savoring a newfound business hobby that for the moment is filling their early retirement years. “Rosie’s Redneck Glasses” is just what the name implies and so much more, with the end product perfect for any drink imaginable complete with a lid to prevent spillage or other unwanted intrusions. As the promotional piece states “you don’t have to be a redneck, cowboy, or even a hillbilly to enjoy this glass, but a sense of humor does help.”
West Fargo Police Chief Arland Rasmussen is recuperating following open heart surgery to repair blockage Saturday morning at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo. Assistant Chief Mike Reitan said that Rasmussen is resting comfortably and is expected to be released later this week.
A longtime Main Avenue business is getting a facelift as one of five West Fargo establishments now participating in the city's facade grant application program.