West Fargo staff reports
The first week of December 1997, the front page of the Pioneer carried stories recognizing the accomplishments of two West Fargoans. The first one featured Vickie Boutiette, Westside Elementary remedial reading teacher and North Dakota Teacher of the Year, receiving a Certificate of Recognition from the U.S. Senate from Senator Kent Conrad. Conrad spoke to a packed gymnasium about the value of reading.
Special Events Fort Lincoln Display: Oct. 1 — Dec. 31. Display of materials from the North Dakota State Historical Society on the Fort Lincoln Internment Camp located in Bismarck.
Sheyenne Mattyson Barta Barta had an assist in the West Fargo United girls hockey team's 2-2 tie with Thief River Falls (Minn.) on Friday, Nov. 24, and then scored a goal in West Fargo's 3-0 win over Mandan on Saturday, Dec. 2. The senior forward had three goals and 10 assists last season. West Fargo Madison Hjelden
The community is invited to learn how to preserve photographs and documents 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the West Fargo Public Library. The event will cover the basics of preserving family pictures, documents and mementos in both print and electronic formats. Attendees are invited to bring up to five flat objects, such as paper and photographs, and a thumb drive to store scans. Thumb drives will also be available at the event. The event is free and open to the public. To register, please visit the service desk in the library or call (701) 433-5460.
Tuesday, Nov. 28 Boys hockey Fargo South/Shanley at West Fargo Sheyenne, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 Boys hockey Grand Forks Red River at West Fargo Sheyenne, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling West Fargo at Moorhead, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 Girls hockey Dickinson at West Fargo, 7 p.m. Wrestling West Fargo at Mandan, 3:30 p.m. West Fargo Sheyenne at Wahpeton Invitational, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 Boys basketball Bismarck St. Mary's at West Fargo Sheyenne, 3:30 p.m. Boys hockey
Thursday, November 30, 1967 a dedication ceremony was held for a six- mile section of Interstate 29 through Fargo and West Fargo. It was the first construction completed since 1960. The stretch included interchanges at I-94, Main Avenue and 12th Avenue North. The plan was to connect Fargo with Grand Forks by 1971 and join Canada with South Dakota by 1973.
Senior adults are welcome to join others at any listed locations to socialize and remain physically active. Meals served 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday at Faith Lutheran Church and West Fargo High Rise. Sign up by calling (701) 356-2047 at least 24 hours prior. $4 donation, if able. Free walking track Monday through Friday at Rustad Recreation Center. Pickleball 8-11 a.m. Senior Steppers (Senior Walking Program) 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Mitten Tree now through Dec. 31 at West Fargo Library. Thursday, November 30
Mustangs Leo Clark Clark tied a team high for tackles in West Fargo Sheyenne's 66-37 loss to Minot in the North Dakota Class 3A state quarterfinals on Friday, Oct. 27, at Sheyenne High School. Clark, a senior linebacker, finished the game with 5.5 tackles including five solo and a tackle for loss. Packers Dirus Suah
Special Events Fort Lincoln Display: Oct. 1 — Dec. 31.Display of materials from the North Dakota State Historical Society on the Fort Lincoln Internment Camp located in Bismarck. Holiday Open House: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Browse the library's meeting room for the holiday fiction (adult, teen, and children's), cookbooks, traditions, crafts, entertaining, music and dvds available. All items will be available for checkout. Free and open to the public.
Mustangs Breanna Lund Lund, a freshman for the West Fargo Sheyenne girls swimming and diving team, made the all-state second team at the North Dakota state meet on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Bismarck Aquatic Center. Lund was sixth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1 minute, 1.23 seconds, was on Sheyenne's 200 medley relay team that took sixth in 1:55.45 and was 10th in the 200 individual medley in 2:17.18. Packers Mariah Heise