West Fargo staff reports
The West Fargo VFW announced this year's winners of its annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen contests. Liberty Middle Schooler Cole Shotley took first place, Cheney Middle Schooler Abigail Carlson took second place, and Liberty Middle Schooler Mohamed Aden was awarded third place. Shotley received a $300 prize, Carlson received $200 and Aden, $100.
Coffee with a cop slated February Coffee with a Cop will be at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Sheyenne Crossings. The police department's evening shift K9 Tosti and K9 handler Officer Ben Orr will be visiting with the group. Cass County Dems holding annual reorganization The Cass County Democratic-NPL Party will be having its annual District Re-Organization event on March 4. The meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. at Ben Franklin Middle School in Fargo. There will be a chili feed and a freewill donation of $15 is suggested.
West Fargo right-handed pitcher and corner infielder Drake Flesche from Mapleton signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Bismarck State College. He was a first-team all-state selection last season and was a first-team all-state pick in football as well. He lettered in baseball three times and twice in football.
In mid-February 1987, both West Fargo and Riverside were addressing the same issue: adult entertainment. The West Fargo City Commission voted to put building permits on hold until action was taken on a proposed adult entertainment ordinance. Riverside was trying to decide what to do about the Surf Club which did not serve alcohol in order to get around the ban on topless entertainment.
Saturday Juniors Girls High Game Elizabeth Geist 99. Girls High Series Elizabeth Geist 243. Boys High Game Jacob Hurt 138, Preston Geist 128, Theo Malaterre 122. Boys High Series Preston Geist 375, Jacob Hurt 363, Zachary Hanson 338. Monday Juniors Girls High Game Sarah Mord 175, Kaelyn Berg 166, Ava Stone 147. Girls High Series Sarah Mord 447, Kaelyn Berg 394, Ava Stone 358. Boys High Game Grant Schaefer 213, Logan Dalbol 188, Gage Schatz 183. Boys High Series
The West Fargo Sheyenne girls basketball team defeated No. 5-ranked Wahpeton 75-73 on Friday, Feb. 10, in Wahpeton. Sheyenne lost to Wahpeton 64-63 on Jan. 3. Kierra Freih scored 17 points to help lead the Mustangs. Tara Lewis scored 14 points, Maggie Manson recorded 13 points, Katelyn Ask totaled 12 points and Yasmina Dokara scored 10 points to make five double-digit scorers for the Mustangs. Tylee Irwin tallied a game-high 35 points for Wahpeton.
Special Events Twisted Stitchers Knitting on Display: Display of hand-knitted clothing items provided by the Twisted Stitchers, a local knitting group that meets weekly at the West Fargo Public Library. This family-friendly exhibit will be on display through March. Meryl Steep Movie Month — "Julie & Julia": 1 p.m. Thursday. Part of three consecutive Thursdays to view Meryl Streep in action. Free movie and popcorn. Rated PG-13.
The West Fargo Packatahnas dance team will be hosting its 17th annual dance show at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 with doors opening an hour prior. West Fargo took runner-up in the large varsity high kick category and first in the high kick world category during the Universal Dance Association national dance team championships Feb. 3-5 in Orlando, Fla.
Mustangs Hunter Hermanson Hermanson won two matches in West Fargo Sheyenne's triangular with Fargo North and Wahpeton on Jan. 31 at Fargo North. The 113-pound junior beat Preston James of North with a 20-6 major decision and then beat Shea Truesdell of Wahpeton at 120 pounds with a fall in 1 minute, 9 seconds. Packers Justin Harms
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 all day at Monday through Friday at Rustad Recreation Center. Pickleball 8-11 a.m. Free coffee/conversation 8-10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 8:30 a.m. Faithfully Fit (low impact aerobics) at Faith Lutheran Church