Mark Weber

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Stettler Learning Centre staff broaden services in challenging times

“We are creative, we are innovative and we are resilient. We are flexible and we want to adapt.”

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Bentley Blessing Pantry continues to faithfully serve the community

‘We just wanted to make everyone aware that we are still here to serve you throughout this coming year.’

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Larry Clarke

Stettler Reeve Larry Clarke discusses goals for 2021

Despite challenges, projects were completed through 2020

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Mayor Sean Nolls. (Photo submitted)

Mayor Sean Nolls reflects on 2020; outlines vision for 2021

Plenty of support seen throughout the community throughout 2020

Mayor Sean Nolls. (Photo submitted)
Stettler’s Renegade Station members are thrilled with the news of several nominations in this year’s Country Music Albert Awards.
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Stettler’s own Renegade Station lands several Country Music Alberta nominations

Categories included ‘Group of the Year’, ‘Horizon Single of the Year’, ‘Interactive Artist of the Year’ and ‘Fan’s Choice Award’

Stettler’s Renegade Station members are thrilled with the news of several nominations in this year’s Country Music Albert Awards.
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Judy Birdsell, who now calls Calgary home, has been selected to the Order of Canada for her, ‘Extensive contributions to improving health care and the quality of life for patients in Alberta and across Canada.
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Former Stettler resident Judy Birdsell selected for the Order of Canada

Birdsell has been honoured for her extensive contributions to improving health care and the quality of life for patients

Judy Birdsell, who now calls Calgary home, has been selected to the Order of Canada for her, ‘Extensive contributions to improving health care and the quality of life for patients in Alberta and across Canada.
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Stettler’s Points West Living confirms seven COVID-19 cases

Cases include five residents and two staff members

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Cindy Savage

Brightening up the Christmas season through the gift of flowers in Stettler

‘The community is full of very generous, kind-hearted people who really have a lot of empathy for what is going on.’

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Making the season brighter for Stettler’s Points West residents

Community members and staff create a ‘virtual’ Christmas concert

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Histories of our treasured Christmas traditions

Why we do what we do during the festive season

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Despite a challenging 2020, the Association of Communities Against Abuse expands services

Association offers a range of preventative education programs, available for people of all ages

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In this file photo, Dustin Derrick was the winner of the early bird prize of $1,000 in this year’s Heartland Youth Centre fundraising raffle. Derrick is also a Big Brother for Stettler’s Big Brothers Big Sisters organization which is operated out of the Youth Centre as well. 
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Heartland Youth Center keeps up contact with kids in uncertain times

Staff members continue to adjust to heightened pandemic restrictions

In this file photo, Dustin Derrick was the winner of the early bird prize of $1,000 in this year’s Heartland Youth Centre fundraising raffle. Derrick is also a Big Brother for Stettler’s Big Brothers Big Sisters organization which is operated out of the Youth Centre as well. 
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Stettler’s Alberta Prairie Railway is hosting a ‘drive-by’ Christmas gift pick-up

Special event slated to run Dec. 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the station

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

One confirmed case of COVID-19 at Rimbey’s Valley View Manor

As COVID-19 cases rise within and surrounding the Town of Rimbey, the town is following all provincial mandates

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Every year, the Maruk family puts up an amazing Christmas lights show

Display to run nightly starting around 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

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Stettler Food Bank is well stocked after generous donations during the holiday season. Contributed photo

Slight increase in demand at the Stettler Food Bank over recent weeks

The Stettler Food Bank is located in the basement of Stettler’s United Church

Stettler Food Bank is well stocked after generous donations during the holiday season. Contributed photo
A scene from last year’s Light the Night fundraiser at the Stettler Town and Country Museum. This year’s rendition is on a drive-through basis only, but it still promises to be a not-to-be-missed seasonal highlight. (Independent file photo)

Stettler Town and Country Museum hosts ‘Light the Night’

This year’s rendition is drive-through only, but will still prove to be a dazzling display

A scene from last year’s Light the Night fundraiser at the Stettler Town and Country Museum. This year’s rendition is on a drive-through basis only, but it still promises to be a not-to-be-missed seasonal highlight. (Independent file photo)
Janelle Robinson owns and operates Spirit’s Respite Ranch near Stettler. The Ranch, just north of Stettler, is an animal therapy ranch that helps those with special needs and conditions ranging from PTSD to anxiety. (Mark Weber/Stettler Independent)

Spirit’s Respite Ranch near Stettler provides support through animal interaction

‘I also come from a family of doers - if something that is needed isn’t there, you just figure it out’

Janelle Robinson owns and operates Spirit’s Respite Ranch near Stettler. The Ranch, just north of Stettler, is an animal therapy ranch that helps those with special needs and conditions ranging from PTSD to anxiety. (Mark Weber/Stettler Independent)
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Rimbey Christian School students experience the joy of giving

Grades three and four students raised $2,000 for Somalian children

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Russ and Luanne Carl are sharing about their experiences of fighting COVID-19 this past summer. (Photo submitted)

Stettler couple opens up about COVID-19 battle

Luanne and Russ Carl urge others to bolster personal safety measures amidst ongoing pandemic

Russ and Luanne Carl are sharing about their experiences of fighting COVID-19 this past summer. (Photo submitted)