West Fargo staff reports
Tuesday, Aug. 15 Girls golf West Fargo and West Fargo Sheyenne at East/West Invitational at Jamestown Country Club Thursday, Aug. 17 Girls golf West Fargo and West Fargo Sheyenne at Wahpeton Invitational at Bois de Sioux Golf Course, 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18 Boys soccer West Fargo and West Fargo Sheyenne at Jamestown tournament, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 Boys soccer Fargo South at West Fargo Sheyenne, 7 p.m. West Fargo at Fargo Shanley, 7 p.m. Girls golf
Mustangs Maggie Manson Manson led the Mustangs with a 10-over-par 80 which tied her for second individually at the Valley City Invitational on Friday, Aug. 11, at Bjornson Park Golf Course. The junior West Fargo Sheyenne golfer scored a hole-in-one on hole No. 4, which is a 160-yard par 3, with a 5 iron. With Alison Ault's 96, Jessica Koerselman's 99 and Allison Schmidt's 102, the Mustangs took third at the invite with a 377 behind Grand Forks Red River's winning score of 345. Packers Jesse Price
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. Thursday, August 17 8:45 a.m. Bone Builders at Rustad Recreation Center
West Fargo VFW Post 7564 and Auxiliary scored big awards at their State Convention in June. The Auxiliary took first place in every program in their category. This is the first time that they have placed first in every one. The group placed in the following programs: Americanism, Hospital and VAVS, Extension, Legislative, Scholarships, Veterans and Family Support, 100 percent in membership, and Youth Activities. Tonya Vetter, who completed her second term in June as the Auxiliary President, was named Outstanding Auxiliary President of the Year for the second year in a row.
Special Events Read to a Dog: 6:30 p.m. Thursday: Spend some time practicing reading with friendly dogs. Registration is required. Call the library at (701) 433-5460 or stop by to schedule a time. New Release Movie — "Fate of the Furious": 2 p.m. Saturday. When a mysterious woman turns Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before in the newest, action-packed installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. Free movie and popcorn. Rated PG-13.
Darrel (Shorty) Vetter has achieved All-American status as a Post commander from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Vetter, Commander of Post 7564 in West Fargo is one of only 279 VFW Post commanders worldwide to earn the title of All-American Commander. His wife, Tonya Vetter also served as the VFW Auxiliary president. To achieve All-American status, Post Commanders must meet strict requirements in their role to include exceptional leadership, authentic accomplishment in membership growth and strong support of VFW core programs.
Aaron and Amy Kempfur, West Fargo, are the parents of a son, Brooks Aaron Kempfur, born on Aug. 5, 2017, at 3:24 p.m. at Essentia Health. He weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Brooks joins brother Avery. Grandparents are Chad and Mary Mus, Mesa, Ariz.; Paul and Barb Cortise, Fargo; and Jim and Faye Kempfur, Foxhome, Minn. Great-grandparents are Bev Glessner, Fargo; and Gene and Joyce Cortise, Fargo.
After North Dakota voters legalized medical marijuana in 2016, West Fargo city officials are taking steps so that the city is ready should a dispensary request to open in West Fargo. The city approved an ordinance change at its meeting on Monday, Aug. 7, that would allow an approved center to build only in areas zoned light industrial or heavy industrial. The center would also still need to have an approved conditional use permit to open in West Fargo. "These changes are really driven by state law," City Attorney Jon Shockley said.
Special Events Summer Movie of the Month — "Casablanca": 1 p.m. Thursday. The movie stars Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. Winner of two Academy Awards and listed in the National Film Registry. Free movie and popcorn. Lego Mania: 2 p.m. Thursday. Build your own designs and create your own worlds with Legos. Program is free and open to all ages.
West Fargoans got a taste of their city last week during the second annual Taste of West Fargo held Thursday, Aug. 3 at Elmwood Park. The event served nearly 500 people who received samples from 18 West Fargo businesses. Each ticket holder was able to sample some of the city's finest recipes from ribs to coffee and cake.