West Fargo staff reports
Otto Olsgaard has been awarded the 65th Year Award by Lions Clubs International in recognition of his commitment to the Lions Club. Olsgaard is a member of the West Fargo Lions Club. He has been a Lion for 65 years, and has participated in various club projects including their annual pancake feed. He is the last of the original charter members and the longest serving Lion in the State of North Dakota. New officers take over Lions Club An installation ceremony was held on June 11 for incoming officers of the West Fargo Lions Club.
Three Rivers Garden Club to meet The Three Rivers Garden Club will hold its July meeting at 7 p.m. on July 19, at the home of Judy Pacella, 3841 2nd Street East, West Fargo. Pacella will present a program on herbs and edible flowers and you will have the opportunity to create an herb wreath. There is no cost to attend nor do is club membership required to attend. Refreshments will be served. Coffee with a Cop
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, July 19 8:45 a.m. Bone Builders at Rustad Recreation Center
The West Fargo Police Explorer post is currently accepting applications for new members. Exploring is a nationally recognized program, providing young adults career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the Police Exploring program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation. Explorers are given hands-on law enforcement training in
Monday, July 25, 1988, representatives of federal, state and local government signed paperwork committing to the first phase of the Sheyenne Diversion, funding to acquire the land for the project. Mayor Florenz Bjornson said the signing of the contract with the Army Corps of Engineers "is all part of history." State Engineer Vern Fahey said. "This really is a historic day for area."
The West Fargo Park Board will determine how to fill its vacant seat at its next meeting in August. Longtime board member Kathy Scully resigned on June 14 due to a move out of state, with two years remaining in her four-year term. When the Park Board met on July 11, its first regular meeting since incumbent Jeff McCracken and newcomers Chris Heise and Jake Lauritsen were elected to the board on June 12, the board decided to table a decision on how to fill Scully's seat until its Aug. 8 meeting.
Special Events Babies Rock — Sensory Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Lap sit storytime and sensory activities for babies up to 20 months. Movie — "Mamma Mia": 6 p.m. Thursday. Rated PG-13. Free admission and popcorn. Read to a Dog: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Spend some time practicing reading with friendly dogs. Registration is required. Call (701) 433-5460. New Release Movie — "Black Panther": 2 p.m. Saturday. Rated PG-13. Free admission and popcorn.
Calais and Jared Zimney, West Fargo, are the parents of a girl, Winslow Rhonda, born on July 13, 2018, at Essentia Health. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
Sheyenne High School FCCLA joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on June 28 — July 2 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference. The conference provided Sheyenne's students opportunities come together for energizing learning while listening to inspiring speakers, expanding leadership skills, sharpening talents, and exploring career pathways. The theme of this year's conference was "Inspired
The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is partnering with the West Fargo Public School District in order to provide the first classes of public preschool in the district. The Y's new Early Childhood Development Program, located at 330 3rd Ave E, West Fargo, will provide programming to up to 80 preschool children starting in August for students who qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch programs The program will include a structured preschool curriculum from 9 a.m. — noon and also includes care before from 6:30 — 9 a.m. and after from noon to 6p .m.