1931 photo of the Stettler Independent office. (File Photo)

A Look Back – Stettler Independent Archive Files

1918 - Five district residents board a train in Stettler to Calgary to serve in WW1

Reported during the second week of May

2008 – 10 years ago

Town council passes a motion to apply for two additional RCMP officers to alleviate the workload of the six members working within the Town of Stettler. Council also discussed the need for more working space at the current detachment on Hwy 56 and 44 Ave. if the new officers were added.

1998 – 20 years ago

Stettler residents go to the polls Thursday in a vote that could decide the future of the rail tour industry in Stettler and area. Town voters are being asked to decide whether to allow the Town of Stettler to lend $100,000 to the East Central Alberta Heritage Society. The loan is backed by Stettler town council, but a petition against it has forced a vote on the issue.

1988 – 30 years ago

Stettler RCMP Sgt. Fred von Krogh warned Friday that his detachment will begin ticketing vehicles parked on Main Street between 4 a.m and 8 a.m, Tuesday through Friday. The move will aid Town of Stettler crews in sweeping the streets of winter sand and debris.

1978 – 40 years ago

The new handibus is now in operation in Stettler thanks to the Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Star in cooperation with Preventative Social Service. The transportation service is available for senior citizens and handicapped persons in the community.

1968 – 50 years ago

A prairie fire has taken a large toll on pasture land west of Big Valley. A force of 250 men and boys spent the weekend battling the stubborn blaze, hampered by east winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour.

1958 – 60 years ago

Four Stettler youths received their Queen Scouts certificates at an impressive ceremony in Red Deer from his Honor Dr, J.J. Bowlen, Lieutenant Government of Alberta. They are Jerry Tennant, Allan Morrison, Bob Phibbs and Leslie Payne.

1948 – 70 years ago

John H. Crawford, one of the original members of the Stettler hospital board, turned the first sod for the new hospital wing. Work on the building will begin as soon as the frost has left the ground.

1938 – 80 years ago

Mr. J.E. McElhone of Stettler, wrote a letter to his son, Ted, located 60 miles from Dawson, Yukon Territory, and sent it by air mail Wednesday morning. He received a wire that the letter had been delivered Thursday. Better service than more settled parts of the continent!

1928 – 90 years ago

Thanks to the activities of the Community Board of Trade we have a harness maker coming to Erskine in the near future. Mr. J. Bradley expects to be ready for business next to the post office early next week.

1918 – 100 years ago

Monday was a big day at the station as many boys who have been called to the colours took the train to Calgary. Among those leaving here were: Stewart Edgar, Dick Rohrer, Avard Olive, Ivan Birdsell and Bert Ackerman.

1908 – 110 years ago

In Wall Lake news: Eleven new members have been added to the Methodist Church at this place. Several young converts were baptized last Sunday by Rev. Richard.

Originally Submitted By: Margaret Connon and Mary-Jane Jackson/Updated By: Landin Chambers

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