West Fargo staff reports
In the spirit of Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day, the City of West Fargo is excited to announce the first City Government Career Day, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the West Fargo Public Library. This event is free and open to any student at Liberty and Cheney Middle Schools to apply. It is limited to 25 participants, who will be selected after the application period closes.
West Fargo High School graduate and Fargo native Carly Jamison released the first novel, "Look Beyond," of her four-part fantasy adventure series, "Rou Odyssey" on Monday, March 11. Jamison now goes by the pen name, Kaiva Rose. Rose moved to Minneapolis after high school to pursue a degree in art and design, then quickly found her true passion to be in craftsmanship of word and communication. This led her to embark on a new journey in theatre arts.
Friday, March 22 Track and field North Dakota Class A Indoor Invite at NDSU, noon
Jacob Anderson, a senior at West Fargo Sheyenne High School was named the West Fargo Exchange Club's Student of the Month for February. He is the son of Jessica and Lane Huseby and Travis and Brianna Anderson. 4.50 GPA Accomplishments: Academics: Academic Letter Winner. Student Body President. Student Council: Member 4 years, Secretary, Vice President, current President. State Vice President of ND Association of Student Councils. National Honor Society: Member 3 years, Leadership Board Member.
Students at Sheyenne High School and West Fargo High School competed in health care-related activities, leadership workshops and health-related competitions at the 2019 State Leadership Conference at the University of Jamestown. The contests help identify members who will compete at the Future Health Professionals (HOSA) International Leadership Conference from June 19-22 in Orlando, Fla. Jordan Burkhart was named HOSA North Dakota vice president and Dhruvika Patel was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for being recognized as an outstanding state leader.
The West Fargo Citizen's Advisory Committee held a public meeting at City Hall in March 1979. They had been tasked by the City Commission to gather citizen input on what forms of entertainment should be allowed in taverns. Nearly 100 attendees were evenly divided on the question of whether go-go dancers should be banned. The city was preparing for the new state law allowing cities to dictate the entertainment provided in taverns which would go into effect in July.
Winners of the annual Cass County 4-H Communication Arts and Project Expo Contest have been announced. About 65 presentations and displays were shown by youth ages 5 to 18 on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fargo. Junior division Communication Arts winners include Aubrey Delaney, Ben Devick and Sam Devick, of Fargo, Brady Demers, of Moorhead, and McKenna Mohs and Taneah Stevenson, of Horace.
Mustangs Tierney Howell Howell set a meet record in the 50 butterfly and was part of three record-setting relays at the North Dakota Short Course Swimming Championships. Packers Marcus Gulley Gulley took first in the high jump and long jump at the Cobber Indoor track meet on Saturday, March 16.
Special Events Spring Craft Night: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. It's National Craft Month. The library will have a variety of craft projects for the whole family. Program is free and open to all ages. Big Bad Wolf STEM Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Read a few stories featuring the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. Following the stories, kids and families will use some creativity, engineering skills and problem solving to build their own house that not even the big bad wolf could knock down.
Kathleen and Jay Bachman, West Fargo, are the parents of a boy, Callen Benjamin, born on March 7, 2019, at Essentia Health. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Staci Loomis and Michael Schaff, Horace, N.D., are the parents of a girl, Amelia Jo Schaff, born on March 11, 2019, at Essentia Health. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. Amber and Dustin Josephsen, West Fargo, are the parents of a boy, Aiden Lyle, born on March 11, 2019, at Sanford Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.