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It appears like it is going to be a long summer over on West Main Avenue, where each Monday afternoon late in the day, and into the evening, two sides are sitting at the negotiating table trying to hammer out a deal for the largest employer here in the City on the Grow. The West Fargo School District is going through amazing changes. Added this past year, of course, was the Cheney Middle School, a multi-million-dollar facility that provides more than 1,000 students a state-of-the-art facility.
Both bargaining teams in the latest round on teacher-school board negotiations walked into last Monday nights meeting at the Leidal Education Center knowing the dreaded I word was a distinct possibility. After another two-hour session of discussion ended with no negotiated agreements for a fifth consecutive week, it became a reality, as West Fargo Superintendent asked both the West Fargo School Board and the West Fargo Education Association team to come to next weeks meeting with a list of 10 names that they would recommend for a mediation team. I think its quite obvious were not go
Three games, three wins, and an unprecedented eighth straight title. Thats a pretty good weekend, according to Packer softball head coach Pat Johnson, whose West Fargo Packers cruised to three wins in three days for yet another state crown. No one wants to be a part of that team that ends the streak, Johnson, who has been the only skipper the Packers have known in the nine seasons the school has offered girls softball as an activity, said. Its not really a pressure thing.
Hidden in the fields south of Horace is a hub of which many people are unaware. Instead of a bean sprayer, a tractor, or other farm equipment hidden in a beige-painted Quonset on this particular small farm, a hotbet of hot-rods has taken shape. Its from here that Harlan Goerger, owner and self-proclaimed head janitor of Hot Rods by H.G., does business with car-aficionados from around the world. You dont need to have a prime location anymore, Goerger, whose cousin and now cousins son have both served as the mayor of the Horace community, said.
Dear Graduate, By now, the cake has been eaten, cards have been opened, the money has been tallied and the funny-looking cap with the tassel is now sitting on a shelf somewhere. Congratulations, and welcome to what they call the real world. Sure, some of you will be protected by four more years, or even five, of more schooling, heading off to a college or a university to continue studying and finding out the answer to the never-ending line of questioning about what you want to do with your life.
Some rough stretches and tough competition spelled the end for the West Fargo girls soccer squad as they fell in pool play for the sixth time in seven years at the North Dakota State Soccer Tournament in Fargo last week. Placed in what many pundits considered the tougher pool, the Packers were grouped in Pool A with the West Region champ, undefeated Bismarck Century, Bismarck St.
By Mike Schoemer A funny thing about life. It sometimes follows that old saying: be careful what you wish for. Years ago, after watching a Cubs game at the hallowed grounds of Wrigley Field, I vowed never to watch a game indoors again. Not even in a building with the retractable roof closed. Never. Period. Ive held to that, Im happy to say. Id rather go to a RedHawks game any day of the week right now than catch a Twins game in that baggy in downtown Minneapolis. Its an O.K. place to watch a football game. But baseball? Forget it. So, I made my point.
Last week, a friend of mine called the north Fargo branch and uttered those words you knew were going to come at some point. Think itll rain? he asked. After a 10-second groan, I wondered out loud when exactly April and May were told to transpose themselves. It seems the dry, warm, windy days of April were more suited for the month of Mothers Day, graduations and remembering our veterans. But my coworkers reminded me of recent years when Memorial Day has been a complete washout. One, several years ago, a girlfriend and I chose to go camping.
Jill Kussatz, Nicole Hertel and Tiffany Gjestvang were all named to the Eastern Dakota All-Conference squad earlier this week, but it was their scoring prowess in their final regular season game that had their teammates aglow Thursday night, as the three combined for five goals in a 5-2 win over Fargo Shanley that clinched a spot in the State Soccer Tournament next weekend. Kussatz, who had been quiet as of late, broke her silence early with a goal just seven minutes into the contest, setting the tone.
As was their style throughout their careers at West Fargo High School, Scott Johnson and Sarah Rebenitsch were reserved, humble and respectful in picking up one of the most prestigious awards in their high school careers, as they were named the Most Outstanding Senior Athletes at this years All Sports Awards banquet. I was told to expect to lose but be prepared to win by one of my coaches, Rebenitsch, a six-year star in cross country and track, said last Tuesday night. Its very nice to be acknowledged for all of the work that Ive done here. Johnson said it was an honor.