West Fargo staff reports
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, Dec. 13 8:45 and 10 a.m. Bone Builders at Vets Memorial Auditorium
After voting in 1997 to not renew Federal Beef's sewer permit when it ran out at the end of 1998, at their first meeting in December 1998 the West Fargo City Commission voted for a three-year renewal. Before the second December Commission meeting, Federal Beef announced they were closing the plant, eliminating jobs for 283 people.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards recently certified new teachers and re-certified working teachers. West Fargo Public Schools employs 14 teachers who received National Board certification this year. Those teachers include Jana Oistad, Elsie Peterson, LaRae Rosenfeldt, Leah Swedberg, Rollie Swedberg, Jill Wold, Brita Bostad Kienzle, Fiona Brendemuhl, Stephanie Cwikla, Shaina Eagleson, Kelsey Grommesh, Janae Helvik, Daniel Hoornaert and Bethany Karnik.
Alexis Sell has been named Community High School Student of the Month for November. This is Sell's second year at Community High School. When not in school, she works part-time and in her free time, she hangs out with her boyfriend. Sell likes Community High because its family orientated, and everyone is close. The school also balances the academics with the career choices and helps students plan for their future. Sell will graduate this spring and plans to travel and then start working on a career in law enforcement.
Tuesday, Dec. 4 Boys hockey Grand Forks Red River 4, West Fargo 1 (Brayden Jacobson: one goal; Gabe Pederson: 31 saves) Grand Forks Central 17, West Fargo Sheyenne 0 Girls hockey East Grand Forks 5, West Fargo United 4 OT (Kaycee Herring: one goal; Jocelyn Hareland: one goal; Madison Hjelden: one goal; Madison Schoenberg: one goal) Boys hockey Grand Forks Central 3, West Fargo Sheyenne 0 Girls hockey Bismarck 6, West Fargo 0 Saturday, Dec. 8 Boys swimming/diving
Special Events Movie of the Month — "The Man Who Invented Christmas": 1 p.m. Thursday. PG. Free movie and popcorn. Winter STEM Night: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Winter themed STEM class. Kids can learn all about different areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and participate in fun experiments and activities. Program free and open to kids in grade K-5. New Release Movie— "Crazy Rich Asians": 2 p.m. Saturday. PG-13. Free movie and popcorn.
Police arrested a 40-year-old man Monday, Dec. 10, after he allegedly refused to stop for speeding, a West Fargo Police Department news release said. About 1:31 p.m., a West Fargo police officer attempted a stop on a vehicle for speeding but the driver allegedly didn't stop, police said. Another officer used spike strips to disable the vehicle, police said. The driver, identified as Adam Montour, was arrested on suspicion of fleeing in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, driving under revocation, drug charges and a warrant out of Wisconsin, police said.
Residents of all ages are invited to participate in a family-friendly West Fargo holiday celebration from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the Grand Foyer at West Fargo City Hall .
WFHS Andrea Peterson, a senior at West Fargo High School from Harwood was named the West Fargo Exchange Club's Student of the Month for November. She is the daughter of Pavia and Dana Peterson. 4.18 GPA Accomplishments: Academic Letter Letter in Swimming 3 years: Current School record holder — State Champion Relay team in 2015 Choir: Concert Choir President 2018-19 All-State Choir member last three years Member of Madrigal Singers three years
More than 3,000 enjoyed Bonanazaville's Christmas on the Prairie event on Saturday, Dec. 1.