Wendy reports for The Forum and West Fargo Pioneer, where she is also assistant editor. A University of Minnesota Morris graduate from North Dakota, Wendy started her career in television news and entertainment in Minnesota and at CBS in Television City, Calif. before working at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
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WEST FARGO — A group of parents hope the West Fargo School District will change its busing policies after they submit a petition to the school board on Monday, Aug. 27. "Parents who were promised busing are not having any busing now even though the students have been bussed in the past," said Jennie Mawson, who created an online petition at Change.org. Since its creation on Monday, Aug. 20, the petition had gathered more than 450 signatures with a goal of 500.
West Fargo plans to hold a series of public meetings in an effort to educate residents and get feedback about special assessments. First-term commissioner Eric Gjerdevig asked the commission to hold the forums after hearing about the controversial topic from many residents during the June election cycle. The city of Fargo recently appointed members to a special assessment task force that will examine its current special assessment policies.
WEST FARGO—West Fargo plans to hold a series of public meetings in an effort to educate residents and get feedback about special assessments. First-term commissioner Eric Gjerdevig asked the commission to hold the forums after hearing about the controversial topic from many residents during the June election cycle. The city of Fargo recently appointed members to a special assessment task force that will examine its current special assessment policies.
WEST FARGO—With more than 1,000 kindergartners already registered to enroll in West Fargo schools this fall, the rapidly growing district is on the verge of overtaking the number of students in the neighboring Fargo School District. West Fargo had 11,257 registered students as of Wednesday, Aug. 15, while Fargo had 11,474, a spread of 217 students. Fargo begins classes Thursday, Aug. 23. West Fargo grades 1-12 begin classes Tuesday, Aug. 28. Those enrollment numbers are expected to fluctuate as classes begin.
Coffee with a Cop will be at New Perspective Senior Living at 645 33rd Ave E, West Fargo at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 16. The August speaker will be Chief Heith Janke. He will be talking about his role and duties as the West Fargo Police Chief. Three Rivers Garden Club to meet The Three Rivers Garden Club will hold its August meeting at 7 p.m., Aug. 16, at the home of Julies Vetter's home at 322 51st Avenue E in West Fargo. Bring a vase and some of flowers to make an arrangement and to share.
For the second year in a row, a record number of kindergarteners have registered to attend West Fargo School District. After registration ended last week, there were 1,025 kindergarten students enrolled in the district as of Aug. 13, said spokeswoman Heather Leas. "That is still shifting," board member Kara Gravley-Stack said. It is the highest number of kindergartners to register in the district, topping last year's 963 students.
Three Rivers Garden Club has chosen Linda and Lynn Paulson's yard located at 258 30th Ave E. in West Fargo to be featured as yard of the month for the August. Three Rivers Garden Club chooses a Yard of the Month each month from June through September.
The 2018 4-H Regional Horse Show at the Red River Valley Fair showed all the hard work and dedication put in by all 45 4-H members from across the region. 4-H members competed for blue ribbons as well as the top honor of champion and reserve champion in each class. Assisting with the show was announcer, Melissa Quern, West Fargo and show ring steward was Jalynn Nygaard of West Fargo. The Following are winners in each division: Showmanship At Halter 15-18 Years Old Grand Champion: Lauren Forness, Triple "C", West Fargo
West Fargo hosted its annual Night to Unite celebration Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Elmwood Park, 500 13 Ave. W. For more photos from Night to Unite, see page xx.
WEST FARGO — Although school districts in the Fargo area have policies that define appropropriate student-teacher boundaries, school officials find themselves still working to educate all involved on how to avoid crossing a line, which can be difficult in a world of ubiquitous social media. "I think we can overcome this problem, but we need to really educate everyone in the dangers that lie in the use of social media," West Fargo Superintendent Beth Slette said.