West Fargo Pioneer Staff Report
High Point Networks, LLC has hired two in their corporate office in West Fargo -- Chip Bartunek as Project Manager and Colin Carpenter as Service Desk Technician. Bartunek has 15 years of project management experience in the industry. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a graduate of North Dakota State University. He was previously employed by Sanford Health in Fargo. Carpenter is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. He was previously employed by Allied Building Products in Fargo.
The West Fargo Park District's Farmers Market and Beyond will be relocating for one sale date. Due to the 2013 State Legion Baseball Tournament, the market on Thursday, Aug. 1 will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Scheels Soccer Complex, 1010 13th Ave. W. instead of the usual South Elmwood Parking lot. Entries are also being encouraged for the Sixth Annual West Fargo Parks Dog Show set for Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Elmwood Park Shelter, 500 13th Ave. W.
Maple Sheyenne Lutheran Church will be hosting the last concert of its summer worship and music series on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Featured performers are Friends and Neighbors Bluegrass Band. Fellowship time and dessert will follow the concert that is free and open to the public.Maple Sheyenne is located at 8711 40th Ave. N., rural Harwood.
A group of employees at Bell State Bank & Trust have announced they are using $1,000 in "Pay It Forward" funds as well as several personal donations to match a $4,500 gift from the Fargo- Moorhead Area Foundation for Spare Key, in support of the non-profit's expansion in North Dakota.
It has been said that every soldier, no matter their military occupational specialty (MOS, or job skill), is a rifleman first. All soldiers understand that there are three essential skills to ensure mission success: shoot, move and communicate. Spc. Jennie DuShane, a military policeman from West Fargo understands the importance of these three skills. Last month, DuShane had the opportunity to hone her shooting skills and became the North Dakota Army National Guard's first female Squad Designated Marksman.
Four West Fargo High School students have been awarded scholarships by the North Dakota Dollars for Scholars organization. Those students and the scholarships they received include: Sidney Greenlund and Amber Swart, each a $1,000 NDDFS Returning Student and Graduate Student Scholarship; Chelsea Wangen, a $500 NDDFS College Access Grant Scholarship; and Danielle Anderson, a $1,000 NDDFS Military Scholarship
North Dakota State Librarian Hulen E. Bivins recently announced the launch of the "Military Family Contact" program which will allow military families to contact loved ones serving in the military around the world.
Attendance for the 2013 Red River Valley Fair which just completed its six-day run July 9 through July 14 have been estimated at 117,000 an increase over last year's figures of 105,000 visitors. Fair General Manager Bryan Schulz stated, "We are extremely pleased with the attendance and ticket sales for 2013. The weather played a large role in the amount of attendance and sales. We also had a phenomenal grandstand line-up. Hunter Hayes pulled 18,200 on Friday, July 12 and The Band Perry estimated 21,000 in attendance. We couldn't be happier."
The Park District is promoting a performance by The Little Red River Band on Monday, July 29, at 7 p.m. at North Elmwood Park in West Fargo. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy an evening of patriotic music in a beautiful park setting.
The West Fargo Impact 16U team is holding a Car Wash on Thursday, July 25, in the Western State Parking Lot from 2 to 6 p.m. The girls are raising money for a trip next week to attend the ASA Fastpitch 16U A Division Nationals in Rochester, Minn. as well as for a trip next summer to play fastpitch in California The girls won the N.D. ASA State Competition last week. They are coached by Pat Johnson and Grant Gieszler.