This afternoon, the community will be remembering Ballard High School teacher John Nygaard, who passed away unexpectedly last week. Nygaard had been out sick with pneumonia when he died on Thursday. He was 43 years old.
There will be a memorial service today at 3 p.m. at Ballard First Lutheran Church. A reception will follow at the Leif Erickson Lodge. BHS will have an early dismissal today at 1:35 to allow students and staff to attend the memorial.