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West Fargo High School and West Fargo Sheyenne High School named its 2017 Homecoming royalty at the respective schools on Monday, Sept. 25.
No one commented on the city's proposed budget at a budget hearing Monday, Sept. 18, but one homeowner did complain about projected higher tax bills in 2018 because of higher property valuations. "I think we need to look at where this is going," said homeowner Steve Marquart. He said his property valuations have increased in recent years, resulting in him paying more property taxes.
West Fargo High School and West Fargo Sheyenne High School will be celebrating homecoming during the week of Sept. 25- 29. West Fargo High School will host coronation at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in the theatre. Sheyenne High School will host coronation at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in the theatre. The Mustangs football team will be taking on Dickinson High School on Friday at 7 p.m. The Packers football team will play Fargo North at 6 p.m. Sheyenne theme days: Denim tuesday, Twin Wednesday; Neon Thursday and Mustang Pride Friday.
Although the rain threatened West Fest attendance, crowds still lined Sheyenne Street on Saturday, Sept. 16, to watch the annual parade that boasted about 150 entries. West Fest will conclude this year with the last 2017 Cruise Night on Sheyenne Street to begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.
WEST FARGO—No one commented on the city's proposed budget at a budget hearing Monday, Sept. 18, but one homeowner did complain about projected higher tax bills in 2018 because of higher property valuations. "I think we need to look at where this is going," said homeowner Steve Marquart. He said his property valuations have increased in recent years, resulting in him paying more property taxes.
WEST FARGO — A Sheyenne High School teacher who resigned amid allegations of partying with students will not face criminal charges after a July incident at her home where she was reportedly found drunk with four minors, including one cited for having a blood-alcohol content nearly three times over the legal limit to drive.
WEST FARGO—After the city tried for years to develop what was long dubbed the "Strawberry Patch" in the northwest corner of Sheyenne Street and Interstate 94, West Fargo's first Hornbacher's grocery store will soon find a home there. Oppidan Investment Co. plans to break ground this fall on 15.5 acres of land that will become home to a nearly 61,000-square-foot Hornbachers store that will include a pharmacy and Caribou Coffee. The Hornbacher's store is expected to be open by fall 2018.
On Aug. 30 Power of 100 made its seventh donation to Pink it Forward. Pink it Forward officials said the donation will be vital to the organization and estimated it would provide hundreds of bags to those with breast cancer. Three charities were selected at the Power of 100's July meeting and pink it Forward was selected by ballot vote by its members. Power of 100 will be celebrating two years of giving back in the red river valley this October.
Although the West Fargo School District's mill levy went down this year, property owners who saw their valuations go up also saw a large increase in their tax bills. Cass County sent out notices of the tax estimates to all residents this year, which broke down the tax levies by political subdivisions such as school districts, cities, counties, the state and park districts.
West Fargo is taking the party back to the streets this year to celebrate the city's 26th annual West Fest. A street dance is planned to close out the evening of Saturday, Sept. 16, instead of the annual Fireman's Ball at Veterans Memorial Arena in recent years. Mayor Rich Mattern said West Fest used to include a street dance, but it fell by the wayside as the Fireman's Ball became more popular. This year, when the West Fargo Fire Department decided not to host the ball, Mattern said it was perfect time to return to the old tradition of street dances.