In 1969, with the younger students out of the High School and settled in the L. E. Berger Middle School, it was time for something new. In a front page article in the West Fargo Pioneer Principal Marvin Leidal explained “Flexible Module Scheduling.” Each day was broken down into 20 minute modules. Classes could be up to 5 “mods” or 100 minutes with some as short as 1 mod or 20 minutes. Students would also have 40 to 45 percent of their day open to work on individual projects.
July 1974 ended badly for many Cass County farmers. A hail storm cut a swath 12 miles long and 1 to 2 miles from Hunter to Harwood. Reports from elevators and farmers indicated 10,000 to 12,000 acres of crops were destroyed. Estimates of the damage were as high as $2.5 million with one farmer who lost 900 acres of wheat placing his loss at $180,000. Plans were being made to meet with the Cass County Development Committee to discuss a Disaster Declaration request from the Governor.