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

A Look Back – Stettler Independent Archive Files

1938 - Nellie McClung to speak in Elnora

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

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