West Fargo staff reports
The Mule Deer Foundation 300 Mile chapter is holding its second annual Banquet and Auction at Bonanzaville at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. The event will begin with a social hour where attendees can take part in a silent auction and raffles. After a 7 p.m. dinner, a fundraising auction will be held that includes: an Alaskan Blacktail Sitka hunt with bird hunting, fishing and airfare from Kodaik Island to Afognak Island; Hawaiian, Mexican and Las Vegas vacations; and a $14,000-valued African hunt for four hunters over 10 days.
The West Fargo Park District is in need of vendors for their annual Fall Rummage Sale. The rummage sale will take place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Veteran's Memorial Arena in West Fargo. The rummage sale has space for more than 120 vendor booths. Vendors will be placed in the facility on a first come, first serve basis but must preregister — spaces fill up quickly. Cost per vendor booth is $35. Vendors may sell garage sale items, clearance items, household items, crafts, antiques, collectibles, home-based business products and more.
Packers West Fargo senior Jen Dufner was runner-up in the Jamestown "Orr"iginals Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 20. She ran the 5 kilometer course—which will be used for the Class A state meet— in 18 minutes, 53 seconds. She was just 36 seconds behind the winning pace of Karly Ackley of Grand Forks Central. Mustangs Caleigh Anderson
Special Events New Release Movie — "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice": 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. Movie is free and open to all ages. Free popcorn. PG-13. Regular Events Friday Morning Movie — "Doc McStuffins- Pet Vet": 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Doc and friends work to figure out what is wrong with her toys and make them feel better—just like a real veterinarian. Free. (Rated E)
Kaylee Arndt, Ellia Dalzell and Katelyn Galde, three members of West Fargo Sheyenne's Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapter, received gold medals at the FCCLA National Leadership Meeting competitions in San Diego. All three had to qualify at districts for state competitions and then at state for nationals to make the convention. Arndt, a West Fargo Sheyenne senior, earned a gold medal in the Chapter Service Portfolio division. She partnered with Matthew's Voice Project, which helped provide clothing for homeless teens in the community.
The latter part of August 1946 found West Fargo coach Richard "Buzzie" Buzwell in St. John's Hospital in Fargo recovering from an accident at his summer job that caused the loss of his right hand and part of his right forearm. He reassured Superintendent L. E. Berger that he would be out of the hospital in time for student registration.
Tuesday, Aug. 16 East-West Classic At Jamestown Country Club Team results 1, Bismarck St. Mary's 336-334--670; 2, Minot 344-344--688; 3, Williston 338-362--700; 4, Grand Forks Red River 359-343--702; 5, Mandan 352-361--713; 6, West Fargo Sheyenne 363-371--734; 7, Bismarck Century 363-371--734; 8, Fargo Shanley 397-370--767; 9, Jamestown 390-393--783; 10, Turtle Mountain 417-409--826; 11, Fargo North 418-412--830; 12, Fargo Davies 424-414--838; 13, Wahpeton 431-422--853; 14, West Fargo 431-429--860. Individual results
DETROIT—Former West Fargo baseball standout Matt Strahm picked up his first major league victory on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The left-hander relieved Yordana Ventura in the seventh inning and picked up a strikeout over 1.2 innings as his Kansas City Royals edged the Detroit Tigers 4-1. Strahm had a 1.35 ERA on the season to go with his 12 strikeouts and two walks after the game.
New garbage cans are coming to West Fargo homes. The city is changing its garbage collection system, and will be using side load trucks for garbage pick up starting on Sept. 6, said Public Works Director Chris Brungardt. To accommodate the trucks, the city is delivering 64-gallon garbage bins to all homes that have curbside garbage collection.
Mid-August of 2006 found new West Fargo School Superintendent, Dana Diesel Wallace, looking forward to Aug. 24, the first day of school. Wallace had made the move from Raleigh, N.C. and settled into her new home and office. Her plans were to be in the halls and classrooms of the various school buildings experiencing the excitement of students and staff returning to start a brand new school year.