West Fargo staff reports
• In 1975, after nine months of difficult negotiations, the West Fargo School Board and the West Fargo Education Association agreed on a contract. The final hurdle had been the teachers' refusal to give up binding arbitration in the grievance process for a larger raise.
The 6th Annual Holiday Craft/Vendor Fair will be held Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2711 7th St. E., in West Fargo. More than 45 booths will be present during the fair. Admission consists of bringing canned or boxed food items for the Daily Bread program. Complimentary refreshments will be served with a free-will offering taken. Registration will be held for door prizes to be awarded each half hour. All proceeds go toward the new Holy Cross Church Rectory project completion. For information call 277-9681.
West Fargo Athlete Spotlight Elizabeth Krueger helped take the Packers to a consolation championship at the North Dakota Class A state tournament in Minot. Krueger had 12 kills in the consolation semifinals game against Bismarck St. Mary's followed by eight kills and two blocks in the fifth-place game against Bismarck Legacy High School. Sheyenne Athlete Spotlight Maddison Heinzen was the first Sheyenne Mustangs cheerleader to win an individual state competition title on Nov.
On Veterans Day, two West Fargo students spent a portion of their day off from school volunteering at the West Fargo Veterans of Foreign Wars program. Taylee Draco and Faith Armstrong handed out poppies and American flags to everyone who came to the program. They also stood at the entrance to the VFW and greeted each guest, shaking hands with each veteran and thanking them for their service. The West Fargo Jazz Band played each military branch song as they were announced.
Eight local students will participate in the 89th annual Concordia College Christmas Concert themed "Let Every Heart Awake and Sing." Nearly 450 musicians will perform at the concert being held at Concordia's Memorial Auditorium in Moorhead on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., Dec. 5 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. The musicians will also perform at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis on Dec.
West Fargo-based Moore Engineering will be opening an office in Bismarck in December. "We've been doing business in the central and southwestern regions of North Dakota for quite some time," CEO Jeff Volk said. "We have a number of area clients and are looking to serve them from a more nearby hub. It's time we had a permanent Moore office in the area." Bismarck will be Moore Engineering's fourth location, joining West Fargo and Minot in North Dakota, and Fergus Falls in Minnesota. Moore's Bismarck office will occupy space in the Kirkwood Bank and Trust building at 2911 N. 14th St.
Calendar Friday, Nov. 27 Girls Basketball Varsity scrimmage vs. Fargo North at West Fargo, 3 p.m. Girls Hockey Tournament: West Fargo at Thief River Falls, 4 p.m. Boys Hockey West Fargo at Bismarck, 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 Girls Hockey Tournament: West Fargo vs. Crookston at Ralph Englestad Arena, 9:30 a.m. Boys Hockey West Fargo at Bismarck, 2:30 p.m. Wrestling West Fargo at Valley City, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 Wrestling West Fargo at Red River, 7 p.m.
The West Fargo Library will be setting up the tree on Friday for its annual Mitten Tree event. Throughout the month of December, the public is invited to donate new or "like-new" child-size gloves and mittens, scarves or hats. In January, these donated items will be passed on to various West Fargo elementary schools, where they're distributed as needed. Donated items can be dropped off at the library during regular business hours — or placed in a West Fargo Public Library book return.
The Christmas Cantata "Breath of Heaven" will be performed Dec. 12-13 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2711 7th St. E., in West Fargo. Created by Russell Mauldin and Sue C. Smith, the cantata will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 12 and at 4 p.m., Dec. 13, in the church sanctuary. The performance features musicians including choir, orchestra and handbells. A freewill offering will be collected with proceeds benefiting Holy Cross Catholic Church music ministry. "Breath of Heaven" provides an intimate look at the Christmas story.
Spitfire wins Kentucky BBQ event The competition barbecue team from Spitfire Bar and Grill, West Fargo, was named the grand champion of the recent Big Buffalo Crossing Barbecue in Munfordville, Ky. The team, led by chief cook Tim Olson, competed against 34 other teams in the Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned contest.