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Heavy downpour leaves seeded fields under water

This past week has seen three inches of rain, most of which came down in a matter of minutes.

Paulette Heer Gadsby/Westwoods News

This past week has seen three inches of rain, two of which came down in a matter of minutes, leaving seeded fields under water.

But despite the odd weather, several from the area enjoyed and participated in the Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede parade.

The Big Knife 4H Beef Club participated, entering a float. It was fun to see my cousins, Lorraine Hankins and Justin Hankins in the parade, Justin belongs to the vintage tractor club.

Bill and Joyce Hansel took in the Cadogan Rodeo last Saturday, June 10, cheering on three great grandchildren in the sheep riding events. Dusty Botting, Ryder and Cadee Trenerry all received achievement trophies. And happy birthday to great granddaughter Bentley as well.

Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren along with Vern and Kay Hansen, are proud to present their newest addition to the family with the birth of great grandson Quinn. Proud parents are Tanner and Megan Walgenbach, grandparents are Cecil and Pat Walgenbach. Quinn was born on Friday, June 16, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. A sister for two-year-old Paige. Quinn was born minutes after mom arrived at the hospital, eager to join the family!

Meanwhile Eleanor and Frank’s great granddaughter Kayla Hronek competed at the Junior Rodeo in Eckville, winning a beautiful belt buckle as high point winner. Grandma Elva was there to cheer her on. Frank headed to Edmonton on Friday, June 16, to watch his two-year-old horse run.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Joe Hansel, formerly of Gadsby and since retirement Maxine and he resided in Stettler. Joe passed away on June 15 in the hospital. Sincere sympathies to Maxine, son Lynn and Marina Hansel of Gadsby, daughters Susan and Jim Renschler of Botha, Aleta and Eugene Nichols of Botha and all the extended family. Also to Joe’s brother Bill and Joe Hansel of Gadsby and sister Lavina and Gary Larson of Stettler and their families. Joe will be remembered for his cheerful personality and big wave whenever he met you on the road, and his love for farming and his family.

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