West Fargo staff reports
Mustangs Lucy Glessner Glessner, who is a junior for the West Fargo Sheyenne girls cross country team, led the Mustangs by finishing the Eastern Dakota Conference Championships in Valley City in 20 minutes, 12.2 seconds. Glessner finished 11th in the 5-kilometer race. Packers Drew Mears Mears, a senior for West Fargo's boys cross country team, finished the Eastern Dakota Conference Championships in Valley City in ninth. He ran the ran the 5-kilometer race in 16:52.8.
Elizabeth Suppa, a Senior at West Fargo High School from West Fargo was named the West Fargo Exchange Club's student of the month. She is the daughter of Michael and Kimberly Suppa. 3.95 GPA Accomplishments: Theater — Currently serving as president. Has been involved in 10 productions and placed second at the state level for a duo scene. Student Council — Has been involved since her sophomore year and is currently the class vice-president. National Honor Society — Junior and Senior year Metro Area Student Ambassadors PaY
Lynn Goerger was named president of First National Bank, North Dakota in 1996. After graduating from the University of North Dakota in 1979, Goerger worked a bank examiner and wholesale credit administrator for Steiger. She joined First National Bank in 1986. She was also involved in many civic organizations. First National Bank is now Alerus.
For 25 years, volunteers have been arriving at the doors of seniors ready to help as part of the annual United Way Day of Caring. This year's event held on Thursday, Oct. 13, logged 1,600 volunteers at the homes of 470 senior citizens to help with any fall errands and housework they needed. Seniors receive assistance with various household chores around their house to prepare for the changing seasons and help them with projects that they aren't able to complete on their own.
Special Events 1 Book 1 Community: Hmong Cultural Exhibit: Sept. 20 — Nov. 6. Enjoy this panel and artifact exhibit sharing the experiences of the Hmong people and their cultural heritage. Courtesy of the Chippewa Valley Museum, Eau Claire, WI, and The National Endowment for the Humanities. Read to a Dog: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Join us at the library and spend some time practicing reading with friendly, therapy dogs. Trainers remain with dogs at all times. Registration is requested at the service desk or by calling 701-433-5460. Free.
Traffic opening up on Main Avenue North Dakota Department of Transportation and others are expecting to open up east and westbound lanes on Main Avenue from Sheyenne Street to 12th St. W with a ribbon cutting on at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. NDDOT director Grant Levi, West Fargo mayor Rich Mattern and others will speak at the event.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 Volleyball West Fargo Sheyenne at West Fargo, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 Football Devils Lake at West Fargo, 7 p.m. Grand Forks Central at West Fargo Sheyenne, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 Cross country West Fargo and West Fargo Sheyenne at the North Dakota state cross country meet at Valley City, noon Tuesday, Oct. 25 Girls swimming and diving West Fargo vs. West Fargo Sheyenne at LE Berger Elementary School Swimming Pool, 5:30 p.m. Volleyball West Fargo at Fargo North, 7 p.m.
Packers Sager Monger Monger scored a goal in the Packer soccer team's 4-1 win over Fargo North on Saturday, Oct. 1. Monger, a senior forward, has helped the Packers stay near the top of the Eastern Dakota Conference standings this season. West Fargo moved to 13-3-1 overall and 9-3-1 in EDC play for second place in the conference behind Fargo Shanley (16-0-2, 12-0-1). Mustangs Jason Gaulrapp
Special Events 1 Book 1 Community Movie — "At Home in Russia, At Home on the Prairie": 1 p.m. Thursday. Michael Miller, director of the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries, will introduce and lead a discussion afterward on Germans from Russia and their experiences both in Russia and North Dakota. Free popcorn.
By fall of 1971, the West Fargo School District was making good progress in complying with Title IX, a federal mandate which prohibited limiting access to programs on the basis of gender. It was the second season for the girls' basketball team, shop and vocational ed. classes were more accessible to girls, and home ec. offered a class in "bachelor living."