Reported during the third week of March
2008 – 10 years ago
Construction of a new water transfer station about one kilometre west of Stettler to help feed communities to the east is expected to start shortly. The agreement between the Town of Stettler and the Shirley McClellan Regional Water Services Commission provides for the construction of a 12-megalitre a day capacity water transfer station and the sale of the water by the Town of Stettler to the water commission, which in turn will distribute water to several towns and villages in the east through a pipeline to be constructed in stages.
1998 – 20 years ago
Clearview teachers have accepted a mediator’s recommendation for a four per cent salary hike. The four per cent is a phased-in settlement over a year.
1988 – 30 years ago
Canada Fitness Week is in May, and the people of Stettler are being urged to take part in some physical activity. The Crownlife Participation Challenge is one of a number of official events planned, and Stettler has been challenged by the community of Paradise, Nfld. The community with the highest percentage of people participating wins.
1978 – 40 years ago
Ella Bailey, employee of the Bank of Commerce in Donalda for the past 16 years, has been appointed to the position of manager. Mrs. Bailey is one of the few lady bank managers in Canada.
1968 – 50 years ago
Mother’s Day breakfast served by the Stettler Lions Club served 1,300 persons, which included 15 mothers who are residents at Heart Haven Home.
1958 – 60 years ago
About 250 athletes from 25 schools will compete at Stettler Fairgrounds in the West Central Alberta High School track meet. It is the largest of its kind held in rural Alberta.
1948 – 70 years ago
Roy Costigan, who is attending dental college at the University of Toronto, was recently honoured when a dental plate he had made was exhibited at a dental convention held in the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
1938 – 80 years ago
Mrs. Nellie McClung of Victoria, B.C., will speak at Elnora Community Hall on May 23 at 3:30 o’clock.
1928 – 90 years ago
Gadsby people are much enthused over the fact that Miss Barbara (Cloutman) Kent is to star in the Canadian production to be filmed at Calgary this month. Barbara Kent was well known for her role in the 1933 film Oliver Twist.
1918 – 100 years ago
Judging by appearances, this must be the biggest automobile town of its size in the province. There is hardly a day when there are less than 100 cars on the streets, and in the afternoon there are often more than that at one time. The Ford is, of course, the most numerous.
1908 – 110 years ago
If you are looking for land you should read Messers Foote and Bentley’s advertisement on the back page. These gentlemen have put through a number of big deals this last three weeks, which proves they are hustlers and also that they have the goods to deliver.
Originally Submitted By: Margaret Connon and Mary-Jane Jackson/Updated By: Landin Chambers