A Look Back – Botha baseball team wins over Gadsby in second appearance

2000 – 10 YEARS AGO

• Steve Gerlitz has been elected the newest trustee for Clearview School Division after he outvoted Cathy Dalton 67-28 in a byelection May 29 to fill a vacancy.

• Demand rises at Stettler and District Food Bank as 80 per cent of user have accessed the food bank six time or fewer in the past year.

1990 – 20 YEARS AGO

• The first major fundraiser in support of the 1991 Alberta Summer Games in Stettler raised more then $14,000 and was a huge success according to committee chairman Terry Rushton. The major prize was a car.

• Around 100 people attended the Alberta Federation of Rock Club’s annual general meeting held at Linda Hall on the weekend. Members came from as far north as Barrhead and as far south as Medicine Hat.

1980 – 30 YEARS AGO

• Pioneer Grove, Stettler and District’s 75th anniversary park, will be dedicated by former lieutentant-governor Ralph Steinhauer of Saddle Lake Indian Reserve on Wednesday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m. Those standing are advised to bring lawn chairs for their own comfort.

• Realty World opened: Looking natty in his Town of Stettler 75th anniversary beard and bowler hat, Mayor John Brennan cut the ribbon Friday, May 26 to signify the official opening of Realty World. Members of the staff included Ann Schellenberg, Virginia Christianson, John Hadley, Susan Dillman and Cam Christianson.

1970 – 40 YEARS AGO

• His father in hospital in Calgary, the task ahead for 14-year-old Mark Archibald took on a new look Monday as men with their equipment worked hard and quickly to cover 500 acres. Friends and neighbours left their own spring work for a day to plan the crop of Fred Archibald.

* Athletic awards were presented at the annual Colour Day at William E. Hay. Composite High School in Stettler as the coveted Block S Awards were presented to Bill Blomquist, Reg Blaney, Colin Kuefler, Wayne Hearonemus, Rosalie Airey, Valerie LaRose, Jeanette LaRose, Ann MacNaughton and Linda Gerlitz.

1960 – 50 YEARS AGO

• Marcia Stevens was awarded second prize for grades 9 and 10 in the province-wide Canadian Cancer Society annual school poster competition. Miss Stevens, a Grade-10 student of Stettler High School had been previously awarded second prize in her division in the local adjudication.

1950 – 60 YEARS AGO

• A fire of undetermined origin, grazed the farm house of Mr. an. Mrs. Oscar Pearson on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Pearson and baby son were alone home when they noticed the stairway wall was burning and by the time help arrived, the fire was out of control.

• The very-much-needed new Botha School which has been under construction for the past 10 months, is now almost complete. This building is a complement even to the new trend in modern educational accommodations.

1940 – 70 YEARS AGO

• At a meeting of Stettler Junior Chamber of Commerce on Monday night, members urged that the organization should carry on the rehabilitation of Buffalo Lake as a main project. Other projects which will hold the attention of the chamber will be to sponsor beef and dairy calf clubs in the Stettler area and a tourist camp in Stettler.

1930 – 80 YEARS AGO

• A large number of ladies attended the meeting in the town hall on Friday evening last at 8 p.m. for the purpose of organizing a women’s Liberal club in Stettler. Judging by the interest and enthusiasm shown, there is every prospect of this club proving a strong force in the life of Liberalism in this community.

1920 – 90 YEARS AGO

• The 40,000-bushel elevator of Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. at Oberlin near Stettler was struck by lightning last Thursday, May 27 and was totally destroyed by fire. The elevator was entirely empty and was fairly well insured and will be rebuilt, according to a statement made by an official of the company in Calgary.

1910 – 100 YEARS AGO

• Botha baseball team made its second appearance of the season on Saturday and scored another victory, easily winning over Gadsby by a 16-11 score. We think more people will know the location of Botha before the season is over.