A Look Back -Boehlke’s Pond to open to motorboats, no speeding

2000 – 10 YEARS AGO

• A painting of the old Model School in the Hackett District southeast of Botha was donated to Stettler Auxiliary Hospital by the painter Phyllis Starling. Model School served the community from 1913 to 1959.

• Stettler resident Phyllis Galleberg, 74, was improving in Foothill Hospital in Calgary after being injured in a major tornado that swept through Green Acres Campground at Pine Lake earlier this month.

1990 – 20 YEARS AGO

• Donalda’s champion cowboy Greg Cassidy has become the first man ever to win Calgary Stampede jackpots in two different events. Greg missed al of last season after tearing a ligament in his knee, which required surgery and months of therapy.

• A tornado-type windstorm caused extensive damage in southeast Stettler on July 16, overturning 18-wheel trucks, ripping down trees, and bending the bay doors of large buildings. No other localities reported a similar wind.

1980 – 30 YEARS AGO

• Shawna Rennich and Charlotte Valente have won regional finals of the Tethrathlon to qualify for the national finals. The Tethrathlon is a rigorous athletic discipline involving cross-country riding, swimming, running and pistol shooting.

• Westwoods-Apremont Homecoming was well attended with 380 people signing the guest book on the weekend. Harold Simon’s Orchestra played for the dance in the big tent Saturday night.

1970 – 40 YEARS AGO

• Telephones in Nevis started ringing Sunday night around nine o’clock and rang steady until Monday at 6:30 a.m. when repair crews were finally able to stop the noise. Some residents had tucked quilts around their phones in order to get some shut-eye.

• Race horse Pebble Hill, owned by Charlie McKay of Stettler, and ridden by Gerry Rasmussen, captured one division of the Teeworth Plate at Victoria Park in Calgary. Pebble Hill is trained by E.T. Turrigan, and has won a number of stake races this year.

1960 – 50 YEARS AGO

• Stettler Fish and Game Association announced that Boehlke’s Pond will be open for motor boats but that maximum speed will be kept at five miles per hour. The pond is one of central Alberta’s most famous trout fishing spots.

• Stettler Golf Club’s spacious new clubhouse will be completed in time for the annual golf tournament. The project is being financed through the sale of shares.

1950 – 60 YEARS AGO

• For the first time in a number of years, a gospel tent is coming to Stettler as evangelists from California will host meetings in the Tent Cathedral each night at 8 p.m.

• Stettler All-Stars baseball team traveled to Bashaw and defeated the Majors 5-4 in 10 innings. Pat Chapman pitched the last three innings and earned credit for the victory.

1940 – 70 YEARS AGO

• Stettler Creamery has been making quite a record this season in showing Glendale butter at various exhibitions with three first prizes and four seconds at Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Brandon.

• More than 5,000 British children will be given refuge in Canada from war-troubled Europe this summer. They will be placed in good Canadian homes fro the duration of the war.

1930 – 80 YEARS AGO

• C.L. Willis attended the Calgary Herald Golf Tournament last weekend in which 16 Albertans competed. He qualified fifth in the championship flight and his score on in the last round was the lowest among the players in the round.

• Stetttler’s 21st annual agricultural exhibition was fully up to expectations and one of the best fairs in Alberta. Attendance for the three days was well over 4,000 and exhibits were more numerous than in previous years.

1920 – 90 YEARS AGO

• The Van Benito Cigar Coy is manufacturing up to 15,000 cigars per day and will soon need more men if the demand keeps up. It is the only company in Alberta packing its boxes in air-tight paper containers.

• The town overseer for Stettler would like to see autos parked on an angle on the main streets as they are more easily handled and take up less space. Besides this, there is less opportunity to run over the sidewalks into the plate glass windows of the store fronts.

1910 – 100 YEARS AGO

• Forster – the town that will grow! Forster is located in the heart of the famous Buffalo Lake region on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway line. The town already has a general store, two restaurants, lumber yard, meat market, hardware store, livery stable and bank and the rest will come quickly.

• A.C. Jacob and E.T. Reilly have returned after a two-week trip by buggy from Stettler to Daysland and Innifail. They drove 150 miles and report the crops in the Stettler district are better by far than any they saw on their trip.

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