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He's back, and ready to burn rubber again. Tony Stewart is making a cameo appearance tonight at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo. It is the third consecutive year that the NASCAR star has visited the local track. Presented by West Fargo's Titan Machinery, Stewart will race Late Models, as Modifieds, B-Modifieds and Pure Stocks run support classes. Races begin at 7 p.m., and general admission tickets are $15. Kids 12 and younger can get in for $5, while reserved tickets are $20 and advance reserved tickets are $17.
A nonprofit organization that has been dormant for more than a decade got a jumpstart Monday at the West Fargo School Board meeting. Spurred by "a group of spirited and ambitious supporters of West Fargo public education," the West Fargo Education Foundation received the unanimous go-ahead from the board to begin anew. Board member Karen Nitzkorski credited Greg Tehven, a 2003 graduate from West Fargo High School, with spearheading the movement to revive the WFEF. "We're really enthusiastic," Tehven said. "We see the resources (of WFEF) as supporting the district's strategic plan.
As fierce competitors, the West Fargo and Shanley boys golf teams are combat-hardened veterans. The two have been neck-and-neck for the past few years, and the Deacons always seemed to get the edge. That changed last week. For the first time in their school's history, the Packers won the North Dakota Class A state tournament at Heart River Golf Course in Dickinson after shooting a two-day team score of 606 - 16 strokes ahead of runner-up Shanley. But aside from their on-course determination, the Packers and Deacons get along well.
On Saturday, it was 95 degrees as gusting winds blew heat like a hairdryer set on "inferno." By Sunday morning, people donned light jackets to brace against the 30-degree temperature swing, and scraped mud off their boots after late-night rains transformed the rolling prairie landscape into a soggy mess. And so it went, as participants and onlookers experienced the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association's Red River Valley chapter spring test last weekend at Stiklestad Lodge near Fort Ransom, N.D. The lodge, which was graciously granted full use to NAVHDA by Titan Machinery of
There were a few conference and state titles, a couple senior athlete honors, and even coach of the year awards. In a nutshell, West Fargo sports teams cleaned house during the postseason. And while most of the notables were named in their respective previously published stories, some honors weren't announced until after publication. Therefore, he's a quick rundown of some unmentioned accolades.
Question 1: Why are you running for election/re-election, and what qualities do you possess that will help serve the West Fargo School Board? Gail Flom: I am interested in joining the West Fargo School Board to not only become more involved in the community but to be a part of the changes and developments of the new schools. I have two children in the West Fargo Schools and I value their education. I have been the President of the Federal Executive Association for three years and I know firsthand that it is refreshing to have new people join our association.
By Tyler Shoberg Coming in as the No. 1 ranked team at the beginning of the baseball season can be a tough burden to bear. For starters, expectations are high, and every team in the conference is gunning for you. So when the Packers entered this spring as the Eastern Dakota Conference's top seed, they knew the upcoming months would be an uphill battle. But it was a war waged to glory last weekend in Mandan, with West Fargo's first ever state championship. "It was a lot of fun, especially these last two weeks," said coach Brett Peterson, who was named state coach of the year.
For the most part, the West Fargo softball team traveled a road to the state championship game that was fairly smooth and bump free.
With more first-place finishes than any other Eastern Dakota Conference opponent, the top-ranked Packers boys golf team has been a model of consistency all season. But No. 2 Fargo Shanley nipped at their heels at every turn, too, and at the East Region meet Wednesday at Edgewood Golf Course in Fargo, the Deacons finally took a sizable chunk out of West Fargo in the form of a conference championship. The result: the Packers and Deacons, with 66 points apiece, are forced to share a regular-season crown as co-champions. "We do the best we can," West Fargo co-coach Chuck Gad said.
They eat crops, can destroy trees, and turn bed sheets into perfect renditions of the Charlie Brown ghost costume. And if you live in the Midwest, chances are you're seeing a lot more of them this year than in the past. Moths - butterflies' ugly, and maybe misunderstood, stepsiblings - are out in abundance lately, and they have the relatively mild winter and warm months that followed to thank for it. "Because of the generally early spring throughout the Great Plains, along with strong southerly winds, we have three moth species in abundance right now," said Dr.