Two cases of typhoid in Stettler stemming from a well – A Look Back

2000 – 10 YEARS AGO

• Clearview School Division met with local MLAs Judy Gordon of Lacombe-Stettler and Butch Fisher of Wainwright to express concern with proposed plans by the provincial government to expand the Catholic school system to cover the entire province, fearing that the Clearview public division could lose students and funding.

1990 – 20 YEARS AGO

• The threat of the Gulf War added new meaning to the Remembrance Day service in Stettler. For those with no memory of Canada at war, the words of the speakers brought an impact to the ceremonies of the replica cenotaph.

• Sang Yoon-Lee of Stettler received the prestigious Governor General’s Medal as outstanding 1990 graduate of William E. Hay Composite High School. He also won the County of Stettler’s Wilhelm Krautt Memorial Scholarship another awards.

1980 – 30 YEARS AGO

• A beautiful and talented bevy of Stettler community girls, the William. E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler cheerleaders of the Wildcats football team won the distinction of being selected to perform during the halftime show in Edmonton as the Eskimos host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League western final.

• No doubt, the drinks were on Ed and Mary Beer of Erskine after they learned they won $10,000 in the Western Express lottery draw. “Winsday” lottery revenue assists various community groups and programs.

1970 – 40 YEARS AGO

• The community of Stettler acclaimed as the Citizens of the Year – Rev. Father E.R. Battle, beloved parish priest of Christ King Catholic Church for 46 years and Margaret Smith, matron of Heart Haven Lodge.

• Ladies of the Royal Purple of the Halkirk Elks Lodge are to be congratulated on the success of their annual fall supper where 468 people sat down to a home-cooked turkey supper with all the trimmings.

1960- 50 YEARS AGO

• More than 200 people jammed into the dining room at Heart Haven seniors’ lodge in Stettler during the official opening ceremonies on Nov. 9 as the provincial government paid the full cost of construction and furnishings.

• Robert Raymond Cook, 23, went calmly to his death by hanging at Fort Saskatchewan Jail on Nov. 15 after his was apprehended in Bashaw and was the last many hanged to death in Alberta.

1950 – 60 YEARS AGO

• Town of Stettler’s official population is now 2,405 according to the latest census and this makes Stettler the fastest-growing town in Alberta and the second-largest town in Alberta, exceeded only by Camrose.

• The new (Christ-King?) Catholic Church in Stettler will be solemnly blessed Nov. 22 by the Most Rev. J. H. MacDonald. It is constructed of pumice-stone block with brick face, and features stained-glass windows of exceptional beauty.

1940 – 70 YEARS AGO

• It is not yet known if Stettler will have an intermediate hockey team this season. The war has made a serious drain on good players and those who have not joined active service are training two nights a week.

• The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire held a progressive bridge party at the National Hotel as 92 guests participated. Winners were Mrs. Long with 5,190 points and Mrs. N. More with 5,450.

1930 – 80 YEARS AGO

• There is considerable trucking being done on the graveled roads running west and when the road is extended east, the truck will be almost as common as the family automobile.

• A number of students from Camrose Normal School spent the school holiday in town (Stettler?) including Agnes McKenzie, Ada Smith, Stella Dennis, Gladys Mair and Gladys Lee.

1920 – 90 YEARS AGO

• W.W. McTaggart, the movie picture magnate at Gadsby, is putting on a high-class entertainment with the movie “Virtuous Man” on the screen. The picture is not only artistic and dignified, but is also an unusual subject matter. Volunteers could lay two to four layers of stone at a time to allow it to set,

• There are two cases of typhoid in Stettler, the patients being Mr. N.O. Allenson and his son. It is said that a well is responsible for the outbreak.

1910 – 100 YEARS AGO

• The steel tower for the Stettler water system is assuming high proportions. A force of workmen from Arizona is doing the work and the men complain that the weather is a little cooler than what they are accustomed to.

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