Peter Boys

Evelyn Shursen leads the Stettler United Church choir during a carol sing held at the church on Wednesday

Carol sing fills United Church with festive sounds

Surrounded by choir members, musicians and an audience full of singers, Evelyn Shursen said the effect was like listening to music

Evelyn Shursen leads the Stettler United Church choir during a carol sing held at the church on Wednesday

Strankman “incredulous” at mass Wildrose Party defection

Rick Strankman said he was “incredulous” to learn of a mass defection from the Wildrose Party that left Alberta’s official opposition

Stettler Elementary School students don elf hats to sing “We’re Getting Ready for Christmas” during a Grade 1 and 2 Christmas concert on Wednesday

Their favourite time of year

Stettler Elementary School finished its annual series of holiday concerts with four performances last week by the Grade 1 and 2 students

Stettler Elementary School students don elf hats to sing “We’re Getting Ready for Christmas” during a Grade 1 and 2 Christmas concert on Wednesday

Pool closed till Jan. 6 for regular maintenance

The pool at the Stettler Recreation Centre was closed effective Saturday, Dec. 20, for what front desk employee Michelle Duchscherer

Pictured are some of the nativity scenes on display last week at Stettler Alliance Church.

Display provides unique takes on the birth of Christ

How many different ways could an artist depict the Nativity? The answer may surprise you.

Pictured are some of the nativity scenes on display last week at Stettler Alliance Church.
Brendan Bardwell (8) of the Stettler Storm Midget A hockey team attempts a shot on net in a game against the Jasper Bearcats at the Stettler Recreation Centre on Saturday

Midget boys keep on winning with 7-2 victory over Jasper

The Stettler Legion Midget boys team carried on its winning streak this weekend, defeating the Jasper Bearcats

Brendan Bardwell (8) of the Stettler Storm Midget A hockey team attempts a shot on net in a game against the Jasper Bearcats at the Stettler Recreation Centre on Saturday
Kids gather around at the feet of Santa and Mrs. Claus

He made his list — and these kids were on it

Stettler children treated to North Pole experience

Kids gather around at the feet of Santa and Mrs. Claus
This mountain of pajamas

Pajamas campaign nets over 100 pairs for local kids

A small mountain of pajamas and a lot of generosity, added together, will mean a warm Christmas morning for lots of deserving children

This mountain of pajamas

Donalda cattle farm earns Animal Welfare Approved certification

Beef farmer Lawrence Hollings is at the forefront of what he said is a major shift in the way North Americans think about their food.

Sydney Poapst (5) of the William E. Hay Composite High School junior varsity girls basketball team shoots during a Dec. 10 home game against the Sylvan Lake Lakers.

JV girls top Sylvan Lake in close match

The junior varsity girls from William E. Hay Composite High School hosted the Sylvan Lake Lakers on Dec. 10, leading throughout

Sydney Poapst (5) of the William E. Hay Composite High School junior varsity girls basketball team shoots during a Dec. 10 home game against the Sylvan Lake Lakers.

New website for Clearview expected in January

Clearview Public Schools trustees were updated on the state of technology in the division during their regular board meeting

Janet Campbell

Santa pays visit to Byemoor Hall

An annual Byemoor tradition carried on this past weekend as the community hall played host to Santa Claus Day, featuring lots of vendors

Janet Campbell
Jordan Church

Local teen collecting gifts for Edmonton hospital patients

A local teenager is encouraging Stettler residents to share the joy of Christmas with patients at Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s Hospital.

Jordan Church
Stettler Elementary School students are pictured performing during their annual series of Christmas concerts on Tuesday

Christmas concerts delight audiences at Stettler PAC

Stettler Elementary School students began their annual series of Christmas concerts last week at the Performing Arts Centre

Stettler Elementary School students are pictured performing during their annual series of Christmas concerts on Tuesday
John Lee Sanders and his band — guitarist Tim Porter

A holiday mix of gospel and blues

John Lee Sanders’ career as a singer and musician was sealed at the age of six, after a meeting with the King himself.

John Lee Sanders and his band — guitarist Tim Porter
Cody Hoskins (28) of the Stettler Lightning plans his next move during a game against the Coaldale Copperheads at the Stettler Recreation Centre on Friday

Lightning struggle against Copperheads, Bisons

The Stettler Lightning remain hopeful despite enduring a “tough weekend” with back-to-back losses at home

Cody Hoskins (28) of the Stettler Lightning plans his next move during a game against the Coaldale Copperheads at the Stettler Recreation Centre on Friday
Kierra Scollo (2) of the Stettler OK Tire Midget Storm heads up the ice with the puck

Midget Storm put the bite on Vipers with 7-2 win

Stettler’s midget girls’ team enjoyed back-to-back wins this past week, including a 7-2 victory over the Endmoor Vipers.

Kierra Scollo (2) of the Stettler OK Tire Midget Storm heads up the ice with the puck
Mya Prehn peeks out from inside a human hamster ball

Hamster balls a highlight of student carnival

William E. Hay Composite High School was alive with activity last week as students hosted a family carnival, filling the gym and halls

Mya Prehn peeks out from inside a human hamster ball

Santa brightens up breakfast for Halkirk families

Families in Halkirk and area were up and about bright and early on Sunday to ring in the Christmas season, enjoy a hot breakfast

William E. Hay Composite High School’s Stefan Du Toit (7) shoots for the basket during a senior boys basketball game against the Wetaskiwin Sabres on Tuesday

JV girls place third in Olds tournament

Stettler’s junior varsity girls’ basketball team has good news to begin its season, after placing third in a tournament in Olds

William E. Hay Composite High School’s Stefan Du Toit (7) shoots for the basket during a senior boys basketball game against the Wetaskiwin Sabres on Tuesday