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A three-day run of special benefit activities are in the works to assist Cody Marthaller, a lifelong West Fargo resident, diagnosed a year ago with a rare form of lung cancer. Cody, 31, is a 2001 graduate of West Fargo High School.
With school starting yesterday, there was added vigilance by the West Fargo Police Department to ensure that everyone’s safety was the high priority. Toward that end the department assigned patrol offices to each of the West Fargo School District’s 11 schools as new sessions began Aug. 27. That special patrolling will also extend to the kindergarten facilities when their classes resume Thursday, Aug.
West Fargo City Commissioners approved the city's 2014 preliminary budget Monday night that has expenditures totaling $48,172,047, up from approximately $35 million in 2013. Even though the figures are higher, the city continues to ward off any property tax increases because of the continued upsurge in property valuation due to the ongoing residential and commercial construction. The approval sets the mill levy at 89.34 -- a 1.09 decrease over the previous year. The projected value of a mill for 2014 is $88,523, an increase of $8,615 per mill over 2013.
Where has the summer gone? A clear sign that the season is almost over is when school starts. In West Fargo that is next Tuesday (Aug. 27) already, in advance of the Labor Day holiday. With school starting, also comes the obvious increase in traffic in school zone areas and the need for awareness about safe driving practices.
Patriot Tour making stop at WF Harley-Davidson Raising funds for wounded veterans By Karen Huber The 2013 Nation of Patriots Motorcycle Tour will be back in West Fargo at the Fargo Harley-Davidson store, 600 W. Main Ave., on Friday, Aug. 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration will be held and food served with a suggested $10 donation.
If one phrase could be used to describe the 6th Annual West Fargo Park District sponsored dog show held Aug. 13 at Elmwood Park it would be "a great time was had by all," according to West Fargo Park District Recreation Specialist Kim Wangler overseeing the activity.
One of the state's biggest attractions will be hosting their "double nickel" (55th) milestone celebration this weekend as Bonanzaville rolls out the welcome mat August 16, 17 and 18 for their Pioneer Days review. Operated by the Cass County Historical Society, the pioneer village's mission has been consistent through the years — to collect, display and interpret artifacts relevant to the history and cultural heritage of Cass County and the Red River Valley.
All ages are invited to come out to Bonanzaville and experience and celebrate the history of the area as the pioneer village hosts its 55th annual Pioneer Days on August 16. 17 and 18, offering up a few new elements as well as the ever-popular stand-by activities. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p. m. on Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Bonanzaville, village conveniently located on the west edge of Main Avenue in West Fargo.
The third Cruise Night of the season will take place Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. on the north end Sheyenne Street from Main to Seventh Avenue hosted by the F-M Toppers Car Club and the city of West Fargo. Hundreds of classic cars will be on display the West Fargo VFW, Silver Dollar and Stars and Strikes will be serving food outside their facilities, and a variety of other food vendors will be filling the west side of Fourth Avenue.
The West Fargo Public Library staff had another fun year with their Summer Reading Program. According to Program Director Diane Fink, this one of the best years ever in terms of participation and everyone having a really enjoyable time. A total of 442 youngsters and adults were involved in four different age groups -- Little Diggers (preschool), Dig Into Reading (kindergarten through grade 5), Beneath the Surface (grades 6,7 and 8) and Groundbreaking Reads (high school and adults) -- taking part in a wide variety of programming.