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Old 11-20-2007, 02:06 PM
 
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They're all snobby there! They won't even let you drive down the big hill!
If you think Wellsburg is bad, go to Esmond. They're so snobby there that they won't even talk to themselves.

 
Old 11-22-2007, 11:13 PM
 
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Ha! What hill? Fessenden has nothing to offer -- no culture to speak of either. You got the snobby part right though.
 
Old 11-26-2007, 01:27 PM
 
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Other than the original poster who sounds genuinely P.O., are the rest of you kidding? Is there some type of inside joke?

I can't imagine that the general attitude of people living in these small towns can accurately be described as "snobby". If this is accurate, can someone please explain why they are snobby.
 
Old 11-26-2007, 02:46 PM
 
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Other than the original poster who sounds genuinely P.O., are the rest of you kidding? Is there some type of inside joke?

I can't imagine that the general attitude of people living in these small towns can accurately be described as "snobby". If this is accurate, can someone please explain why they are snobby.
Inside joke--pretty much. JohnnyReb and I went to a neighboring school to the north.
 
Old 11-28-2007, 08:18 AM
 
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Lin -

Im not kidding. I got the "pleasure" of going to high school is this sad little town. Everything I wrote in my post is first hand experience. Sad but true .. this town is very snobby.
goose
 
Old 11-28-2007, 08:27 AM
 
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Ha! What hill?
The hill in Wellsburg!
 
Old 04-17-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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You know, there are small towns, and there are SMALL towns. I have been in both. Towns with as little as 350 ppl, and towns with about 10K or 50K. I have also lived in Tucson and Phoenix. Never have I experienced the type of town I am now in! This town has about 550 ppl.

People in small communities are for the most part, accepting. They usually welcome new kids in the schools as it rises the count on the sports teams, and new faces around town as it helps the economic growth. Basically, it helps keep businesses open.

Well, if you are EVER looking for a welcoming community in North Dakota, I suggest you steer clear of Fessenden. Completely! Reason? Well......

1. We arrived here in June. By July we were already being taken advantage of by a local realtor while buying a home.

2. At first kids seemed to be willilng to be friendly, but by the time school started that story changed. Sure there are a few kids who make an expection to the rule. (Actually 3-5 that are totally awesome, but that is it!)
While my son played football he was liked. (he played alot) After season, well, the rumors started to fly. You see, in this town, there are only a few things kids have to do. Drink, do drugs, and talk bad about anyone they can. This is a well known fact. If you don't join what they are doing, they make your day rough.


3. The parents of these kids, well, they think their children can do no wrong. A daughter who is over weight can hit and kick someone because they said something mean. The mom see's nothing wrong with that. Some act as their kids can steal things from school and that is no big deal also. If your child is a guest at someone's home, make sure you warn them that whispering anything can cause a problem, even simply whispering "I need the restroom". People will be polite and let their children invite the outsiders over, but in no way will they let their children come to someone elses home. (except for those few as mentioned in section 2)

4. The school. Well, they talk it up to be spectacular. It is far from it. It is all computer above 5th grade. The football coaches are AWESOME! Yet, the female coach plays favorites so desperately that I really feel sorry for those on the team in 2008-2009. This coach drives the kids around, in a van, yet does not stop at RR crossings, nor does she make sure the team is buckled up with seat belts. I know this as I drove behind them on two different occasions. Yes, I did report it. Funny thing is I haven't heard anything but derogetory remarks about this particular coach.

5. Other than a few exceptional neighbors, and a few upstanding employees of differrent businesses around town, no one tries to befriend you. You can go out of your way to start a conversation with most and you simply get a turned up nose.

6. We moved here to buy a business. Everyone knew who we were, and who we were buying from. No one said anything bad about the seller. We didn't buy the business and are now leaving this place. Now that word spread we weren't buying this business, there are so many things being said about the seller that my ears are ringing.

Rumors are everywhere you live. I understand that. But when a town is this small, a rumor is through it in a day, and twisted evil in the next. If someone can't figure out what is going on, not to worry, someone else will make something up to suit the curiosity.

These kids' parents need to pull their heads out of the sand and see what they are teaching their children. Hate doesn't go far. How will these kids get through life when they are adults and leave the comfort of this little town. If they act like this in bigger cities, they will play hell getting along.

So, pack up, get the uhaul, just keep driving when the sign says Fessenden, North Dakota. You will be glad you didn't stop!!!!





THAT IS NOT TRUE........fessenden is not a bad place i go to school there and it is awsome!!!! the coaches and teachers are great and kids are nice to each other and students hang out with each other not drugs and i LOVE fessenden it might be small but has a big heart with alot of loveing friends dont take her advise fessenden is a great place and is awsome go there and find out its awsome parents no what is going on with their kids just ask one of them i bet they could tell alot of nice stuff about them and fessenden
 
Old 04-17-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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HMMMM, not sure it was wise of you to announce where you're getting your education.
 
Old 04-17-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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THAT IS NOT TRUE........fessenden is not a bad place i go to school there and it is awsome!!!! the coaches and teachers are great and kids are nice to each other and students hang out with each other not drugs and i LOVE fessenden it might be small but has a big heart with alot of loveing friends dont take her advise fessenden is a great place and is awsome go there and find out its awsome parents no what is going on with their kids just ask one of them i bet they could tell alot of nice stuff about them and fessenden
It seems that you're disagreeing with everything the thread starter posted.... At the same time, you kind of reinforce it.
 
Old 04-17-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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Default The Real Story

What the lady said before is a complete lie!!!!! I just happen to live in Fessenden and I will tell you the real story. Well, i dont know how she got taken advantage of on the house. There was a signed contract so how could it be unfair if they agreed to it? Plus how did she get that all we do is drugs and drink beer?? I think that they were treated fairly. Fessenden is a small town that welcomes all that come. We are just like all other small towns who enjoy new people in our town. And i speak for most people in Fessenden when i say that. I think that she is just speaking out of fustration because things didnt go the way they wanted. If you are smart you would see that.

So the next time your driving down the road and see the sign Fessenden, North Dakota, stop in we are more than WELCOME to have you!!!!!!!!!!!!
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