The Cass County Historical Society has big plans for Bonanzaville, and thanks to some timely financing, their dreams soon should come true. On March 28, CCHS Executive Director Troy White announced during a press conference that the organization had received $800,000 in funding needed to complete work on several ongoing projects, including Bonanzaville's Lucien C.
The West Fargo track and field team continued its early season dominations with a clean sweep Saturday at the Lyle Hokanson Memorial meet at North Dakota State University. The meet was jam packed with schools, as both Class A and B teams competed against one another. In Class A, the Packers boys team tallied 253 points and the girls racked up 211.5.
With 14 consecutive years worth of state tournament trophies and more than a decade of domination, the West Fargo softball team's prowess at the game is unmistakable. And after their season opener last week, it would seem they're picking up right where they left off. "It's going to be an exciting year, hopefully, and I'm sure everyone will be gunning for us," longtime West Fargo coach Pat Johnson said. "But we just need to improve and grow as a team every day." That growth has started since Day 1, as the Packers kicked off 2012 with a pair of wins Friday over visiting Fargo South.
By Tyler Shoberg There was only one way to describe the construction bids received for Liberty Middle School: super. "This is great news...those are some super bids," member Karen Nitzkorski said Monday during a meeting of the West Fargo School Board. Indeed, if all goes as planned, construction costs for the district's new middle school should fall comfortably below estimates, despite some unforeseen hiccups linked to poor soil composition at the building site.
Foreboding gray skies threatened rain, and the wind blew in gusts across the Fargo South track field last Thursday. But it was better than being inside. For the first time in recent memory, and maybe ever, a spring indoor track and field meet was rescheduled and held outside. "It's something that, as far as I know and from people I've talked to, we can go back at least 40 years and this has never happened," West Fargo track and field coach Darin McKinnon said.
The transformation of my dog, Remy, from the beginning of last summer's training to the end of hunting season was nothing short of miraculous. By August, after months of training four to five times a week, the German wirehaired pointer was obedient both in the house and out in the field. By the end of December, with a full season of chasing birds under his collar, Remy was the definition of a machine. When I commanded "woah," he stopped on a dime.
It seems like this seemingly unnatural spring-ish weather just keeps right on springing in the northland. And even this pessimistic North Dakotan is beginning to contemplate the notion of storing the snow blower until next winter, despite his better judgment.
Did you hear the big news? The Red River crested already. Yup, on Sunday, March 18, the mighty Red topped out just below 18 feet. Talk about anticlimactic; flooding was such a non subject, most residents probably didn't even realize there was any crest whatsoever. But hey, after our seemingly endless tide of yearly spring battles here in the valley, it's downright pleasant not to worry about it for once. We should enjoy it, too. A spring without stress or strain from the worries of "what if," as turbid waters reach historic proportions.
The Eastwood Elementary School library was abuzz with activity Thursday, as dozens of children dashed about, grabbing items and ferrying them back to their stations. "How much was all this again?" one girl asked her partner as she pointed to the contents of a cardboard box. "Twelve Twizzlers," the partner responded. And so it went for a while, until all the supplies were neatly boxed up and ready to be mailed. But this was no ordinary event: it was not a school project for grade, nor was it to raise money for a field trip. The 40-or-so Eastwood students, along with several adult volu
Kay Kiefer has learned a lot in the four years since first taking her seat on the West Fargo School Board. Hopefully, she says, she will get to learn a lot more if she is elected to a second term. "It's a very exciting time to be a part of what is happening in the district," Kiefer said. Kay Kiefer and her husband, Russ, have three grown children who successfully migrated through, and graduated from, the West Fargo Public Schools system. "I am so grateful for the education they received and by the fact that, when they graduated, they were prepared for the outside world," she said.