Our hockey youngsters wound up their season on the Easter weekend with a major tournament in Red Deer.
Players from Halkirk and/or with a Halkirk connection playing with the novice team were Owen Schauer (who got a shutout in Game 2), Toryn Johnson, Brandyn Baird, Sage Gonda, Landon Slemp, Amie Rowland, Colby Compton and Cooper Rossing.
The coaches were TJ Baird and Marty Rowland. They lost out in the B event final.
On the atom team were Devon Johnson, Brody Baird, Trey Mac Gillivray, Garrett Compton, Ty Wetter, Morgyn Jordal and Cade James. JD Johnson was the coach. That team lost out in the A event final.
Missing the weekend was the Perry family.
The teams posted a great record. Congratulations.
Kourtney Schilling, a Grade 12 student at William E. Hay, will also graduate this spring with a health-care-aide certificate from Red Deer College. A group of 13 students trained over three semesters while in high school and did their practicum at the Stettler hospital.
Kourtney has worked as a casual at the Castor hospital for the past year and plans to begin nursing training in the fall. Well done.
Jillian Schaffner returned Saturday from the Gus Wetter high school world trip, along with a group of students from Castor. They flew to Paris, where she took in the usual sites, Eiffel Tower, Palace of Versailles, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre. In Spain, they admired the works of Gaudy and his unique architectural style, stayed in a small family run hotel, dipped her feet in the Mediterranean and spent time traveling by train and subway.
It was a fun trip and a wonderful opportunity to travel with well- travelled teacher Ray Hassenstein.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Ida Bailey, who passed away on March 25 in the Stettler hospital, just two weeks shy of her 97th birthday. Services will be held at a later date. The Bailey story is on Page 687 of the Halkirk history book.
Happy 90th birthday greetings go out to Agnes Sorensen, who celebrated the happy occasion with a large crowd of young and old friends at the United Church Hall in Stettler on Saturday.
Samantha Neilson was home from Medicine Hat for Easter, visiting with mom and dad Cindy and Bert and Shane and grandma Anne Neilson.
Greg Kent of Fort Nelson was recently visiting with the Kent families and Mel and Dale Kent held Easter with the whole family down except Greg and Laura.
Lana and Ben Chitwood and family from Saskatchewan were in town recently visiting with sister Lisa Kent and family.
Jan and Rose Koenraadt spent Easter Sunday with her mother Enida Stewart in Penhold and sister Donna and family from Red Deer.
COMING UP: Hall board Ham and Turkey bingo is set for this Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
— HALKIRK HERALD