West Fargo staff reports
Mustangs Dawson Anderson Anderson, a senior for the West Fargo Sheyenne boys basketball team, helped the Mustangs to a sixth-place finish at the North Dakota Class A state boys basketball tournament last week at the Bismarck Event Center. Anderson totaled 23 points and four rebounds in three tournament games in Sheyenne's first ever state tournament. Packers Michael Yeanay
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, March 23 8:30 a.m. Faithfully Fit (low impact aerobics) at Faith Lutheran Church
Regular Events Friday Morning Movie — "Springtime Adventures": 10:30 a.m. Friday. Follow along with spring adventures featuring Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, Dora the Explorer, and others. Free movie and popcorn. (Rated E) Genealogy: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Bring projects or just ask questions. Simply Stories: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. This session is geared for lap babies and preschoolers and is just stories — no crafts. For stories and simple make-and-take crafts, visit the library at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Registration is not required.
On Wednesday, March 23, 1977, Gary Dean Olson was arrested for the murder of his estranged wife, Dixie, on Jan. 24. The murder was originally considered to be the result of an attempted burglary, with signs of forced entry at a basement window. Further investigation found Olson's fingerprints on the nails which had held the window closed form the inside. Bail was set at $100,000.
More than 30 K-9's received United States Police Canine Association certification The City of West Fargo recently held a United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) regional narcotics detection trial for police canines.
West Fargo Military Order of Cooties Pup Tent 8 will host its 28th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Thursday, March 16. The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the VFW, and Irish Stew and Beer will be served for a $7 donation. It is open to all adults ages 21 and over. Tickets are available in advance from Cootie members or at VFW Post 7564 and also available at the door the evening of the event.
Several physical education teachers at the Cheney Middle School and Liberty Middle School are organizing a dodgeball tournament and a cone flipping contest to raise money for Lend A Hand, a program of the Dakota Medical Foundation that helps caring community members raise funds for families experiencing a medical crisis." The two tournaments will start at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday March 23, at the West Fargo Cheney Middle School gym.
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. The family-friendly exhibit will be on display through March. New Release Movie— "Moana": 1 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Moana as she sails out on a daring mission to prove herself and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. Free movie and popcorn. Rated PG.
Sheyenne High School Angeline Utomo, a senior at West Fargo Sheyenne High School from Fargo was named the West Fargo Exchange Club's Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Boenawan T. Utomo and Erni Listyana. 4.31 GPA Accomplishments: Academic Letter (2014-2015 and 2015-2016) October 2015 Student of the Month Current Valedictorian Has volunteered over 70 hours over the last 2 years through the National Honor Society Debate — 2015 State Superior Medalist in Public Forum II
On Wednesday, March 15, 1967 Volume1, Number 1 of the West Fargo Pioneer made its appearance. On the front page was a photo with the caption, "Chief of Police Les Lindblad and Helen Crawford, His girl Friday, pause from their work of maintaining law and order in West Fargo to pose for the Pioneer camera. There was also a picture Science Fair contestant Danny McDermott "preparing to administer an ether dose to his mouse Gladys."