The West Fargo School District agreed to open its doors to the surrounding area, reaching beyond the current boundaries through its adoption of an open enrollment policy. Guidelines as to what grades and how many students will be accepted into the District will be established later, but the step was a huge shift in policy for a Board that has long said schools in West Fargo, Harwood and Horace were too crowded to welcome students from neighboring school districts. Were just not in the same situation we were in the previous times we have discussed this, Duane Hanson, president of the Wes
As the most powerful man in North Dakota smiled and cajoled with representatives from a lawsuit filed against the state now pushed aside, one couldnt help but feel those men and women from places like Grafton, Dickinson, Williston and points elsewhere had sold themselves a little bit short. Well, more than a little bit. More like 125 percent short. Gov. John Hoevens $60 million promise to the states education system, promising that much more money for education when the State Legislature convenes next year, is a step in the right direct.
West Fargo got exactly what it needed Friday night, just a week after its first conference loss of the season. After letting an overtime loss fester for a week, the Packer girls dominated the Valley City Hi-Liners with a wire-to-wire 14-point victory. The win, which came in a contest that counted for two points in the conference standings, puts the Pack back atop the Eastern Dakota Conference. Its good to get back on the winning side, Lynette Mund, fourth-year coach of the Packers, said.
This just in. Fargo North/West Fargo forward Pagie Lemieux has petitioned coach Dave Bjugson and assistant coach Pat Johnson, asking that the team play all of its remaining home games at the Veterans Memorial Arena. All right. Thats not completely true. But Lemieux felt right at home last Friday and Saturday as she took the ice on her West Fargo teammates home rink. With four goals on Friday against Beulah-Hazen and two more on Saturday afternoon versus Dickinson, Lemieux moved into second place on her team with 11 goals on the season.
A few weeks ago, West Fargo School District Business Manager Mark Lemer fielded a call from a disgruntled parent, miffed at the fact she could not bring her child into West Fargo to attend school. The facts stacked up in her favor. Many other Districts, in fact would welcome her kid. But she like West Fargos schools much better than those that reside in her hometown, and the prospects of a full curriculum enticed her. She also liked the idea of her child being in a community thats growing, rather than one thats shrinking. Sorry, Lemer had to say.
After sweeping Grand Forks Red River on Tuesday, with the West Fargo girls picking up a win on the road while the Packer boys team held serve at home, both squads faced their second true test of the year with a trip to north Fargo last Friday night to take on the Spartans. While the basketball squads were hoping to continue their EDC success, with both teams starting 4-0 in conference play, the Spartan boys and girls were on the rise.
By Mike Schoemer Jason Witt made an impact in his life, both on the football field, where many West Fargo fans remember him most, and off of it. At just 5-foot, 8-inches tall, Witt was one of head coach Jay Gibsons first stars, rolling with a West Fargo offense that was on the rise during his final season in 1991. He racked up 248-yards in a memorable game against Valley City, earning West Fargo a playoff spot in the process.
For the past six or seven seasons, Mary Manock has become a familiar face on the sidelines of West Fargo High School athletics. Although, parents will be quick to tell you theyd rather she would stay right there on the sidelines, and never have to run out onto the field of play. As a certified trainer from Red River Valley Sports Medicine, a program now run by Orthopedics Associates that has placed physical trainers in the public schools around the Fargo-Moorhead and West Fargo area for more than a decade now, Manock has helped players with everything from injuries to torn contacts.
There are few moments that define a performers life. Taking the stage at Madison Square Garden. Playing a sold-out show at the natural Red Rocks Amphitheater in beautiful Colorado. Getting rocked by more than 100,000 fans packed into Londons Wembly Stadium.
The impressive, yet unexpected, hot start for the West Fargo Packer boys basketball squad continued out west, as the Pack swept their way to three wins and their first 6-0 start under head coach Greg Limke. The Packer girls squad, meanwhile, was knocked off by No. 2 Bismarck Century, last years State A runner-up. Still, two wins at the tournament gave Lynette Mund her best start ever, as the Packers wrapped up 2005 5-1 overall. BOYS West Fargo knocked off No. 3-ranked Bismarck on the second day of the tournament, and bookended that victory with a pair of impressive wins over St.