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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The "Seniors 60+ Extravaganza II" will be held 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 26, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in West Fargo, 825 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo. This free event will feature expert speakers, an information fair, musical entertainment and snacks and lunch. Morning presenters are attorney Cheryl Bergian, who will provide information the basics of estate planning, and Deb Kaul, who will lead a discussion on aging.
WEST FARGO—The Fargo and West Fargo public school districts plan to join forces to create a small unified school specially designed to help kindergarten and elementary-age students with severe behavioral problems. If the plan comes together for next fall, it will be the first such school in North Dakota. School districts around the country are seeing an increase in student behavioral problems that often disrupt classrooms and sometimes lead to staff injuries.
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Fourteen candidates, including the four incumbents, one former board member and a former teacher who retired early after allegations of misconduct, have filed to win one of the four seats up for election to the West Fargo School Board. Former West Fargo High School history teacher and coach Jim Jonas filed for election to the board. Current President Kara Gravley-Stack of Horace as well as board members Jon L. Erickson, West Fargo; Shauna Vistad, Fargo; and Allan Skramstad, West Fargo, filed for re-election.
West Fargo School District voters could soon be asked to approve a roughly $100 million building bond to ease overcrowding. The West Fargo School Board will hold a workshop 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, to consider a bond referendum that would build a third high school and middle school as well as additions to elementary schools across the district based on recommendations by a long-range facilities task force.
The 60th annual Toppers Car Show was held Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10, at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Toppers Car Club President Rich Barnes said the show saw a great turnout with likely between 7,000 and 8,000 people in attendance over the two days. The longtime West Fargo car club donates most of the proceeds from the car show and other events to about 13 local organizations such as local fire departments, veterans organizations, Churches United and the YWCA emergency shelter in Fargo.
Just one of the two West Fargo city commissioners up for re-election in June will seek another term, giving two challengers a chance at a seat on the city's top table. Duane Hanson announced earlier this year he would seek a third term on the commission. Brad Olson, who ran for the commission in 2014 has also filed, as well as Eric Gjerdevig, who announced his candidacy earlier this year. Commissioner Mark Wentz decided not to seek another term this year. Wentz was appointed to fill a commission seat vacated by Lou Bennett in 2012 and was elected in 2014.
After an across-the-board 2016 jump in home valuations to keep up the then-red hot real estate market in the metro, fewer homeowners in West Fargo will see a large increase in their valuations this year. But anyone who feels their home values are not on par will have the chance to let the city know at an upcoming West Fargo Board of Equalization meeting. The annual meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the City Hall Commission Room, 800 4th Ave. E.
For the 60th year, Toppers Car Club will be hosting its annual hot rod and custom car show this weekend. The Toppers Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 8 at Veterans Memorial Arena, 1201 7th Ave. E., West Fargo. Robby Vee will playing at the show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Toppers held its first car show in 1957 in downtown Fargo. In 1960 the show moved to the Fargo Civic before moving to its current location at the West Fargo Veteran Memorial Building.