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The Thursday, Dec. 11, 1941 issue of the Cass County Tribune and The Tower City Topics carried the following headlines, "US AT WAR WITH 3 AXIS POWERS," "Japan Began War With Action Against The U.S.," and "GERMANY, ITALY SIDE WITH JAPAN AGAINST AMERICA." It included the full text of President Franklin Roosevelt's address to Congress asking for a Declaration of War against Japan on Monday, Dec. 8,the day after the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
Exchange Club to Recognize Judy Lee Judy Lee is scheduled to be presented the West Fargo Exchange Club's Book of Golden Deeds award at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 27, with a program and luncheon at the Cambria Suites in West Fargo. The award is given to those who exemplify volunteerism in the community. The meal will cost $10.00 per person at the door. For more information or a reservation, contact Shawn Preabt at (701) 356-7180 or email@example.com . Coffee with a Cop scheduled
The Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the North Dakota Rural Health Association are seeking submissions for the annual photo contest to celebrate National Rural Health Day, which takes place on Nov. 17.
At the end of September 1976, the Pioneer did a feature article on the new librarian at the West Fargo Library. Miriam Arves, who had joined the staff the preceding November, was named librarian when Freda Hatten retired at the end of August 1976. After taking library courses during the summer, Arves was ready to take the helm.
The following students from West Fargo will graduate from North Dakota State University in summer 2016: Senad Abaza, bachelor's degree in political science; Janet Michelle Bechtold, bachelor's degree in university studies; Amy Rae Clark, bachelor's degree in radiologic sciences; Jaclyn Kay Ellingson, master of accountancy; Nanda N.
West Fargo man charged with construction fraud A West Fargo man is accused in Cass County District Court of defrauding a Harwood man of more than $10,000 in connection with home improvement work that was promised but never completed. Glen R. Collins, 40, is charged with a single count of construction fraud and one count of contracting without a license. According to court documents, a Harwood homeowner hired Collins, of Tri City Building Services to do some demolition and remodeling work.
WEST FARGO --The Rev. Michael O'Berg will be installed as senior pastor for Faith Lutheran Church, 127 2nd Ave. E. and Journey in Faith, 650 40th Ave. E., both in West Fargo, at 10 a.m. Sept. 18. The Rally Day Worship with Holy Communion and Installation of O'Berg will be held at Faith Lutheran Church. A potluck will follow the worship. There will only be one service on Sunday, and there will be no Saturday service. O'Berg recently moved to West Fargo from Portland, Ore., where he served as lead pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church.
Cass County 4-H members earned championship awards during the 2016 Cass County 4-H Livestock Achievement Days held July 15-18 at the Red River Valley Fair. Whitney Haux, Rodgers, N.D., evaluated the livestock while Samantha Lahlum, Cavalier, N.D., judged the small animals and rabbit projects. The winners are: Market Steer • Paige Haugen, Wheatland, Wheatland Pioneers, grand champion • Colston Walsvik, Chaffee, Wheatland Pioneers, reserve champion Beef Breeding Heifer • Paige Haugen, Wheatland, Wheatland Pioneers, grand champion
Carson Wentz, the North Dakota State standout quarterback who was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, has signed an endorsement deal with BlackRidgeBANK, which has locations in West Fargo and Fargo. Under the terms of the agreement, Wentz will appear in a range of media promotions primarily in the Fargo and Bismarck regions including radio, television, billboards and print. He will also endorse BlackRidgeBANK, BlackRidgeMORTGAGE and BlackRidgeINSURANCE via social media channels.
WEST FARGO – A Fargo woman who drove her car into the wall of a thrift store here was not hurt or cited, but the car caused significant damage to the building, police said. The accident happened about 10 a.m. Monday April 19, according to a release from the West Fargo Police Department. Jenice Boulger, 61, was attempting to park on the west side of the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch at 619 13 Ave. E. Boulger told police she tried to brake, but the car lurched ahead over the curb and into the side of the building. An employee inside the building called 911.