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"The fish are a bonus." My dad's famous line; uttered in a slow, melodic way like an algebra teacher explaining the Pythagorean Theorem. Count on hearing it the moment a disgruntled fisherman grumbles about the day's catch - or lack thereof. "Catching isn't important," he continues, raising a finger for emphasis. "It's the time spent outside that's a blessing." Who does he think he is - Confucius? Comprehension of philosophical quagmires comes to me about as quickly as translating building instructions written in Portuguese.
With state and region tournaments in full swing, sometimes it's easy to forget about the sports still fighting through the regular season. Here's a quick recap of last week's West Fargo sports. Girls hockey After losing their first conference game of the season to Bismarck two weeks ago, the Packers girls hockey team finished the regular season on a high note, defeating Fargo South 6-2 on Tuesday, and beating Jamestown 3-1 on Thursday. The wins lifted West Fargo to 17-1-0 in the conference and 17-2-0 overall.
Some West Fargo High School students recently discovered perks for getting their grades higher: ice cream and limo rides. Six STRETCH Award recipients were honored Friday, Feb. 19, with a limo ride to Space Aliens restaurant followed by ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. Each eatery donated food to the students and Fargo Xtreme Limousine donated the transportation. The STRETCH Award recognizes the top two students in each grade with the greatest increase in grade point average from first quarter to second, said Kelley Scheid, co-advisor for the Renaissance Club.
The public has a chance to get its voice heard about proposed school building projects in the West Fargo School District. Three open forums are scheduled during the following weeks. The first forum is 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, at Eastwood Elementary School at 500 10th Ave. E in West Fargo. The following two forums are Tuesday, March 2, at Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center, and Thursday, March 4, at Cheney Middle School.
So much for burning rubber and checkered flags at the Red River Valley Speedway. What once looked like a promising partnership between the Red River Valley Fair Association and businessman Danny Schatz, now has come undone. As of Saturday, Feb. 13, Schatz rescinded his offer to lease the racetrack for three years, and so far the RRVF has no intention of holding weekly races this summer. "The Red River Valley Fair Association deeply regrets that an amicable agreement could not be reached," RRVF General Manager Bryan Schulz wrote Saturday in a press release.
The Fargo Moorhead Kennel Club recently moved to West Fargo, and to celebrate its throwing a party. The public is invited to a free open house at the FM Kennel Club's new location in the temperature-controlled Commercial Building at the Red River Valley Fairground, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20. "We moved and we're eager to show it off," said Terrie Hart Dahl, Public Education Director for the FM Kennel Club. "The Commercial Building is bigger and more expansive than our old location.
Beginning Thursday, East meets West as the North Dakota state wrestling tournament kicks off at the Fargodome. Though who will be crowned champion won't be determined until Saturday, the two favorites are known: Bismarck and West Fargo. The battle between the current No.
There will be a third contender in the June 8 Primary Election, with Peter Karl filing the necessary paperwork Monday in a bid for mayor against incumbent Rich Mattern and City Commissioner Mike Thorstad. Karl said he decided to run because he "is tired of many factors" within the community. Campaign goals will address the need to: step up the activity for a water purification system; revamp the city's tax structure making it more suitable for small businesses to locate in the community; realize a community center in efforts to provide a place for individuals to come together; as well as f
People who haven't already given up on their New Year's resolution to exercise will have a jumpstart on everyone else this July. Stamina will be the utmost of importance with nine straight days of festivities planned at the Red River Valley Fair on July 9-17. Announced at a press conference Tuesday, the fair boasts entertainment ranging from animatronic dinosaurs to international superstars. The full lineup is as follows: Friday, July 9 - Glen Templeton opens for Rodney Atkins. Saturday, July 10 - a local band yet to be announced opens for Tesla. Sunday, July 11 - a local band
No matter how the West Fargo girls basketball team started the season, it's their heart that will help carry them the rest of the way. "I always tell them that they have the heart of a champion," said Barb Metcalf, Packers girls basketball coach. "You show me a girls team that can get knocked down as many times as they have and still beat a team like North." The Packers (2-6 EDC, 4-9) picked up a jolt Tuesday, Feb. 2, by defeating Moorhead 73-70. They used that momentum Saturday to defeat the No.