Based on the rising cheers emanating from Eastwood Elementary school last Wednesday, it would be easy to assume some celebrity such as Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift was putting on a surprise show. But the crowd wasn't screaming for autographs from a pop icon. Instead, the students had someone much more familiar drawing their unfaltering attention. The dead giveaway came from the loud, rhythmic chanting of, "Mis-ter Moe! Mis-ter Moe! Mis-ter Moe!" James Moe, a fourth-grade teacher, was the star of the show. But, he wasn't giving out free candy. And, he was not putting on a magic trick.
In 2008, the West Fargo volleyball team entered the postseason undefeated in conference play. They went on to win both the regular season and Eastern Dakota Conference championships before taking third place at the state tournament. Since then, the Packers have not made the trip back to state. That will all change Thursday. Fifth-ranked West Fargo defeated No.
The thoroughfare that is Veterans Boulevard has made traveling over Interstate 94 from north West Fargo to south West Fargo easier, and helped alleviate congestion on neighboring north-south byways. But while the relatively new road appears adequate at efficiently moving traffic in its current state, plans are in the works for improvements in the not-too-distant future to help control the flow of what is predicted to be one of the busiest roads in the Fargo-Moorhead area. And as of Monday's West Fargo school board meeting at Westside Elementary School, there are even talks about installing
In my circles, seldom do I get a "hi" this time of year. And normally a talking standard, weather now rarely is a topic-starter - unless it's how the hunting has been affected by it. No, more often than not, the first words out of someone's mouth are: "Did you get your buck?" Which, if the answer is yes, the most appropriate follow-up question will be: "Nice one?" Now, that's pretty relative. To some people, a "nice" buck would be nothing less than 160 inches based on the Boone and Crocket scoring system.
New year, same result for the West Fargo girls swimming and diving team. A strong year all the way to the finish. As they did in 2010, the Packers took fourth place at the North Dakota Class A State Tournament, and once again Danica Dutt came home with her team's lone individual title. Bismarck Century stole the show after racking up 352 points to beat out second-place Fargo North by 14 points. Minot finished in third place with 227 points to edge the Packers by one. Dutt successfully defended her 100 butterfly title, which she picked up for the first time last year as a freshman.
Think of Gregory Gust as the fall equivalent of Punxsutawney Phil. But instead of a groundhog that predicts either an early spring or three more weeks of winter, Gust, of the National Weather Service, just has one thing to say. Be ready for a humdinger of a winter. During a media conference last Tuesday at the North Dakota Department of Transportation office in Fargo, Gust was one of three speakers to discuss preparedness for the fast-approaching winter during, what Gov. Jack Dalrymple coined, Severe Winter Weather Awareness Week.
By Karen Huber and Tyler Shoberg The West Fargo High School drama department was well on its way preparing for this year's program, Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella," when the unthinkable happened. Eleni Wilson, a 17-year-old senior, died Oct. 26 after experiencing a brain aneurism during a rehearsal for the play. The tragedy has left its mark on countless people, from Eleni's family and friends, to her fellow classmates and cast members.
By Tyler Shoberg The old adage that all good things must come to an end rang true Saturday for the West Fargo girls swimming and diving team. But instead of hanging their heads after being edged by two points and missing out on a fourth straight East Region championships, the Packers stayed positive. "Our kids really handled taking that second place well. They showed a lot of poise and grace," Packers head coach Marsha Dahl said. Fargo North took the team title after chipping away at West Fargo's lead - of which at one time was 33 points - and finishing with 509 points.
The West Fargo volleyball team went out on a high note Thursday. They finished their regular season with a straight-set victory on the road over Fargo South, winning 25-14, 25-17, 25-14. But they had little time to revel in the win, as they already were set to begin their postseason Tuesday, the results of which were not in by the time The Pioneer went to press. The Packers (10-8 EDC, 15-17 overall) finished the regular season as the No. 5 seed. They were scheduled to take on No. 4 Fargo Davies (12-6, 25-10) on Tuesday in the first round of the East Region meet.
All told, the North Dakota Department of Transportation has just 350 snowplow driver spread out across the state. Coincidentally, the department also has 350 snowplows. That means for every truck, there is one driver. If that driver gets sick or has to take a break after a long shift, there is no one left to pick up his or her route.