Ive been very proud of my accomplishments as a homeowner over the last two years. The Little Red-Haired girl and I have diligently plugged away during springs and summers, making improvements to our little home wherever we can. Weve painted inside, planted outside. Ive created garden space and landscaping galore. Weve taken down a couple of old trees and look forward to planting a new one this fall. But the two things Ive always kind of secretly taken pride in are this.
Despite a wet month of June that has seen some near-record rainfalls and ridiculous river crests, two huge building projects involving the West Fargo School District are right on track according to Building and Grounds Director Pete Diemert. Wed like it a little dryer, of course, Diemert said. But all things considered, its going very well. The projects include a six-classroom expansion at the Early Childhood Center and the construction of a new athletic complex directly east of the West Fargo High School and Veterans Memorial arenas.
On a pristine summer morning, the West Fargo Patriots helped kick off one of the regions largest Christian-affiliated baseball tournaments at Veterans Memorial Field in West Fargo, as the home team took the field against Fergus Falls, Minn., on Friday.
For the first time in nearly a decade, the two negotiating teams trying to hammer out a new contract for West Fargo teachers cannot agree. Negotiations between the West Fargo School Board and the West Fargo Education Association were declared to be at impasse Monday night, after a four-hour meeting that discussed could not find a consensus on the two main issues of every negotiations session, salary and benefits. Were obviously very disappointed, Chuck Cheney, superintendent of West Fargo Schools, said.
The West Fargo Education Association and the West Fargo School Board neared an agreement on Monday night, as the two sides showed a sense of compromise that wasnt evident in the first five weeks of the process. For the first time since the opening week of negotiations, back in early May, the two negotiating teams reached a tentative agreement on four of the six main issues up for discussion in this session, as they try to hammer out a new contract for the Districts teachers.
West Fargo Police Chief Arland Rasmussen is recovering from a heart attack he suffered while at his lake cabin last Sunday afternoon. Rasmussen, 54, said he was doing fine, recovering in a hospital room at MeritCare in downtown Fargo after he was rushed to the hospital by his family. They brought me into Fargo and we were actually met by the ambulance, and they brought me to the hospital, where the doctors told me that I had suffered a heart attack, Rasmussen said by phone Monday afternoon.
Summer baseball kicked off last week, just after the dirt on the West Fargo high school program settled on their first trip to the state tournament in four years. Though the Packers finished eighth, West Fargos junior varsity wrapped up the season with a third-place finish at the East Region tournament.
A run-in midway through the Mod Fours feature brought fans to their feet, and the Red River Valley Speedway played host to a few hotly contested races in between rain showers last Friday night in West Fargo. Chad Ohnstad became the tracks first three-time winner of the season when he pulled down his another victory in the Modifieds division.
A little food, a little fun and a lot of flying will highlight this Saturday out at the West Fargo Airport, as the Airport Authority and the West Fargo Boy Scouts Troop No. 232 welcome guests to a Fly-In and Pancake Feed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday.
Kids say the darndest things. They draw some pretty neat stuff as well. Thats why the West Fargo Pioneer asked second and third-graders from Eastwood and Westside elementary schools to share their favorite moments with Dad. The response was fantastic. So many activities and ideas were portrayed with crayon and paper, as kids shared with us their fondest memories with their fathers. We wish we could have shared them all with you in this edition of the newspaper, but you can swing by our offices at 322 Sheyenne St.