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Last fall we played 20 questions with NDSU star Tyler Roehl, but he's not the only former Packer playing Division I football this season. Redshirt freshman Broc Bellmore, WFHS Class of 2007, is receiving some serious playing time at nose guard for UND. Bellmore took time out before practice last week to touch on several topics, including his first college football game, his Packer days and even his favorite movies. Here are 20 questions with Fighting Sioux football player Broc Bellmore. Question: What did the recruiting process a couple of years ago entail?
Watching West Fargo's rapid growth over the past several years, Bud Kerbaugh and his family realized that, with all of the new families moving into the new housing developments and apartments, another laundromat would be an asset to the community.
The West Fargo School District has joined in a collaborative new venture with the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D., to give students a chance to get a head start on their college educations through NDSCS's Early College Program. Under the program, students will be able to receive both high school and college credit for approved courses taken during their junior and senior years at West Fargo High School.
Students pushed dollies, carts, and even little Red Flyer wagons, laden with food donations through the hallways at West Fargo High School last Friday morning, as they joined in this year's Fill the Dome fever. Students had gone door-to-door throughout the community collecting canned goods the night before, in one last joint effort as they approached the cut-off date for bringing donated food and money to drop-off sites at schools throughout the district. Meagan McDougall, West Fargo High School Student Body President, has been an avid promoter of Fill the Dome 2008.
The West Fargo City Commission voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the city's smoking ban ordinance on Monday, Nov. 17. The amendment clarifies requirements for smoking shelters, allowing shelters with roofs to be attached to businesses providing the shelter is well ventilated with a power ventilator located at the highest point and used whenever smoking is occurring in the shelter. The door into the shelter must be closed at all times except to allow people to go in and out.
If you're interested in learn more about dinosaurs and fossils, Gary Olson, also known as the "Dinoguy" is the person to talk to. The self-taught paleontologist leads archeological digging parties to a quarry site in West Central South Dakota during the summer months in between running his natural history museum and store in West Fargo. Over 2,000 bones have been taken out of the quarry site where he brings his digging parties.
Bessie Murray, known as Beth to her friends, celebrated her 99th birthday on August 7. But you would never guess she is almost 100 years old. She still walks to Sunmart to buy her own groceries whenever she runs out of bread or milk, and walks to the bank on a regular basis. She likes to make her own breakfast and evening meals in the kitchen of her assisted living apartment at the Cooperative Living Center, but makes a concession by taking her noon meals in the center's dining hall.
When West Fargo seventh-grader Kenna Jo Sand took to the pool in Mandan during a preliminary heat of the 200 freestyle in the state championship girls swimming meet last week, she had her whole team watching her. It was the very first event of the meet, and the Packers - with the right blend of veteran and newcomer talent - had waited a long time for that moment. Sand didn't qualify for the next day's finals, but she did finish in 19th place and took six seconds off her personal best. Perhaps more importantly, she fired up her teammates. "She got the whole meet started out right.
When the Packers take the court today in the state volleyball tournament in Minot they will do so with one goal in mind - to return to West Fargo as state champions. There will be no moral victories or just-happy-to-be-here attitudes. The Packers know what they want, and teams will be hard pressed to stop them. This team already knows what it's like to have a dominating season and fall just short of the ultimate goal.
West Fargo school board members were in for a little surprise when they walked into the Harwood Elementary School's library on Monday night for their scheduled board meeting.