Rhonda Gillrie

Time for the electorate to speak

The election date has been announced and all party leaders have begun crisscrossing the province to ask for votes in return for promises.

County of Stettler café  was one of the busiest spots throughout the three days of the Trade Fair at the Stettler Recreation Centre from Friday

Annual tradeshow a boon for kids

The 2015 edition of Stettler’s annual Trade Show brought a lot of activity and fun...

County of Stettler café  was one of the busiest spots throughout the three days of the Trade Fair at the Stettler Recreation Centre from Friday

Duffy trial and future of Canadian democracy

By the time these lines appear in print, the trial of suspended senator Mike Duffy will have started.

Otis the owl came from Medicine Hat and Mr. Easter Bunny arrived from Red Willow to mark the 45th anniversary of the foundation of Nature Alberta

Nature Alberta marks anniversary

Nature lovers and some animal friends made the trip from other communities to be part of the celebration.

Otis the owl came from Medicine Hat and Mr. Easter Bunny arrived from Red Willow to mark the 45th anniversary of the foundation of Nature Alberta
Cole Godine won the bareback title with this 86-point performance at Stettler’s Roughstock Rodeo on Friday

Roughstock Rodeo Rocks Stettler Agriplex

Rodeo fans flocked to Stettler Agriplex on Good Friday to see the first equine event of the season.

Cole Godine won the bareback title with this 86-point performance at Stettler’s Roughstock Rodeo on Friday
Andrea Udal

Barrel racing event pays out $22,000

Stettler Agriplex hosted the Frozen Futurity and Derby on Wednesday, March 25 with riders coming from all over western Canada

Andrea Udal

SMHA happy with the performance of minor hockey teams

Stettler Minor Hockey Association wrapped up their 2014-2015 season with a lot of successes and looking forward

Kasey Hiemstra scores against Kitscoty on Friday

Big Valley Thunders provincial champions

Big Valley’s Peewee Thunders made the best of the opportunity to compete in the Peewee D provincial tournament

Kasey Hiemstra scores against Kitscoty on Friday
Ryan Mielke scores against Ponoka Midget Stampeders in their league championship game on Thursday

Stettler Midget C miss league championship opportunity

Stettler Midget C Storm succumbed to a powerful comeback effort by Ponoka’s Midget B Wespro Stampeders

Ryan Mielke scores against Ponoka Midget Stampeders in their league championship game on Thursday
Captains of the host team Thunders and the Zone 1 champions shake hand after the symbolic puck drop by county councillor Dave Grover

Little Big Valley achieves big success

The little village of Big Valley has accomplished a monumental task in hosting the Peewee D provincial tournament

Captains of the host team Thunders and the Zone 1 champions shake hand after the symbolic puck drop by county councillor Dave Grover

Alarming report from NFU on threats to Canadian agriculture

With the Agricultural Growth Act, known widely as Bill C-18, now having reached royal assent and practically become part

Dylan Houston puts the first number on the scoreboard for the Lightning in the home game against Ponoka Stampeders on Tuesday

Lightning close Stampeders series with clean slate

Stettler Lightning was not hard pressed to close the season series with a clean 4-0 record against Ponoka Stampeders

Dylan Houston puts the first number on the scoreboard for the Lightning in the home game against Ponoka Stampeders on Tuesday

Theatrical fundraiser features historical characters

Donalda Community Hall was packed Saturday, Oct. 18 as a theatrical performance designed as a fundraiser for the Donalda and District Museum

The goal that almost was – A close range shot by Lightning’s Jake Schwarzenberger narrowly misses the Cubs net in the third period of the home game against Medicine Hat on Saturday

Lightning lose games, but coach satisfied with improvements

Stettler Lightning came to the brink of snapping their losing streak at home on Saturday, Oct. 25 when they hosted Medicine Hat Cubs

The goal that almost was – A close range shot by Lightning’s Jake Schwarzenberger narrowly misses the Cubs net in the third period of the home game against Medicine Hat on Saturday
Bob Willis (right) with the representatives of East Central Alberta Heritage and Community Futures during the donation of the $900 cheque to from the latter to the former in recognition of Willis’ nine years of board membership with the Community Futures as part of Business Awards Night at the Settler Community Hall on Thursday

Stettler recognizes outstanding citizens and businesses

Stettler community recognized the successful businesses and outstanding citizens of the 2014 with the traditional gala event

Bob Willis (right) with the representatives of East Central Alberta Heritage and Community Futures during the donation of the $900 cheque to from the latter to the former in recognition of Willis’ nine years of board membership with the Community Futures as part of Business Awards Night at the Settler Community Hall on Thursday
Terron Garbutt of Wildcats tries to bring down the Broncs carrier in the first round playoff game on Wednesday

Wildcats advance to semifinals, to face off Sylvan

Wildcats are headed to their play-off semifinals in Sylvan Lake on Thursday, Oct. 23 after their convincing home win over Ponoka Broncs

Terron Garbutt of Wildcats tries to bring down the Broncs carrier in the first round playoff game on Wednesday

What oil prices mean for us

International markets have been in turmoil over the last two weeks with the prices of stocks, bonds and commodities fluctuating wildly

Stettler’s Jake Schwarzenberger seeks to score against Airdrie during the second period of the game on Sunday

Lightning winning streak broken by Airdrie

Stettler Lightning have had their four-game winning streak snapped on Sunday, Oct. 19 when the Northern Division leaders Airdrie refused

Stettler’s Jake Schwarzenberger seeks to score against Airdrie during the second period of the game on Sunday
Goal #6 - Bradley Dads scores the penultimate goal of the game for Stettler Midget C team during their preseason game on Saturday

Stettler Midgets start well

Two Midget teams from Stettler faced off with Ponoka opponents over the weekend in one league and one preseason game

Goal #6 - Bradley Dads scores the penultimate goal of the game for Stettler Midget C team during their preseason game on Saturday
Kyle Lawrence scores his second

Wildcats win comfortably in Ponoka

Stettler Wildcats traveled to Ponoka to face off with Broncs on Thursday, Oct. 9 for the last regular season game

Kyle Lawrence scores his second