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

A Look Back – Stettler Independent Archive Files

1948 - A late spring causes a critical feed shortage, which threatens hundreds of horses and cattle

Reported during the second week of April

2008 – 10 YEARS AGO

The Clearview school board announces that Superintendent Ray Battochio will resign his position on August 31, 2008. In a press release, Board Chair Ken Checkel expressed thanks to Mr. Battochio for his years of service to Clearview as teacher, vice-principal and principal at Wm. E. Hay High School, and since May of 2006 as superintendent.

1998 – 20 YEARS AGO

Thieves struck the Carline Muffler shop at 48 Street on Thursday evening and made off with a safe from the building. A witness obtained a vehicle description as they got away. Thieves also struck at ABC Home Furnishings on 49 Street and made off with about $60 in cash.

1988 – 30 YEARS AGO

Stettler’s A & W was one of the last traditional drive-ins across the country, but franchise holder Ron Faust has done extensive remodeling to bring it up to date.

1978 – 40 YEARS AGO

John’s Mens Wear celebrated its grand opening in a new, larger premises last week. Owners John and Edith Stratulate presented Cliff Stiller with a new hat. Mr. Stiller was the Stratulate’s first customer when they opened for business in their old location 15 years ago.

1968 – 50 YEARS AGO

On April 21, a race will be held north of Byemoor at the Hap Davis farm. Wagon races, chariot races, chariot barrel races, rescue race, ladies barrel race, big chariots and a half mile open are on the schedule of events.

1958 – 60 YEARS AGO

Mr. Ralph Innocent purchased a Palamino three-year-old Shetland pony for $900 at the Calgary Spring Horse Sale. The pony was contributed by Milton Mann of Oklahoma and was the highest priced animal sold.

1948 – 70 YEARS AGO

Stockmen in the district are blaming the late spring for a critical feed situation, which is threatening hundreds of horses and cattle. The situation is worst in the south part of the district around Rumsey, Leo and Endiang where the snow is close to five feet deep and straw slacks are rapidly being used up.

1938 – 80 YEARS AGO

The weather has been fine and mild, the trees are beginning to change their colour and are developing their buds. Seeding has commenced on high lands, while there is ample moisture in the sloughs.

1928 – 90 YEARS AGO

A large number of Stettler motorists visited Content on Sunday to view the wreckage of the traffic bridge. Huge cakes of ice are piled up on the river banks to a depth of many feet blocking the grade to the northern approach.

1918 – 100 YEARS AGO

A change in town water rates has been made. A minimum is now $2 per month. Residents were also given notice by the Town of Stettler that all gardens must be cleaned up by May 1 under penalty of a fine under the Health Act.

1908 – 110 YEARS AGO

In accordance with an announcement in our last issue, a large number attended the farmer’s meeting, which was held in the town hall on Saturday last. The town hall being placed at their disposal by the mayor of Stettler.

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

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