Botha curlers in complete disrespect to spring

2000 – 10 YEARS AGO
• Dave Dittrick becomes the new manager for the County of Stettler, succeeding Tim Timmons who moved to an administrative position with the County of Lacombe.

2000 – 10 YEARS AGO

• Dave Dittrick becomes the new manager for the County of Stettler, succeeding Tim Timmons who moved to an administrative position with the County of Lacombe.

• About only 20 people attended a community meeting to discuss proposals and plans to build a new leisure swimming pool at Stettler Recreation Centre for 2005.

1990 – 20 YEARS AGO

• Tanya Jessica Wan Lim of Drumheller was awarded the Stettler Rotary Club Rose Bowl and Julia Casey of Stettler received the Stettler Town and County Scholarship following the run-offs of Stettler Music Festival held April 6 at Stettler Performing Arts Centre.

• The Alberta provincial government has consented to pay for one half of a $230,000 joint plan by the Town of Stettler and the County of Stettler to pave the road leading to Stettler


1980 – 30 YEARS AGO

• The pioneer Linda district will pay Tribute in Son to the Town of Stettler’s 75th anniversary at Linda Hall on Friday evening, April 11 at 8 p.m. The program is convened and directed by Elaine Hennel who has also written several songs for the event.

• The Town of Stettler will have its own flag which will be white with the town’s coat-of-arms on it after town council voted April 1 to order 58 flags.

1970 – 40 YEARS AGO

• The congregation of St. George’s Anglican Church in Stettler held a potluck dinner in the basement of the church Sunday night to prepare for the every-persons-visitation program which begins Sunday, April 19. Guest speaker was Rev. Ron Andrews, a student ministering Stettler for three summers as 200 people attended the event. Those in charge of this program are Jack Armstrong and Mrs. Charlotte Slifka.

• Veterans of World War I were hounoured at the annul Vimy Banquet of the Stettler Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Memorial Hall. Master of ceremonies was Alex Manson who is also the zone commander. Guest speaker was Attorney General Edgar Gerhart.

1960 – 50 YEARS AGO

• Fire destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Bailey of Westwoods early last Wednesday morning. A great many neighbours turned out to help but the fire was so far advanced that there was one time to remove some furnishings from the kitchen as everything else was a total loss.

• Farmers throughout the district are busy now combining wheat that was in the swath all winter.

1950 – 60 YEARS AGO

• Showing a complete disrespect for spring weather, Botha curlers are still carrying on as though it were the middle of February. Ice conditions are still fair.

• Despite the poor conditions of the roads, a well-attended and enthusiastic meeting of all those interested in a community hall for Donalda and district was held in the IOOF (Independent Order of the Odd Felllows) Hall.

1940 – 70 YEARS AGO

• London, England – April 9 – Germany invaded neutral Norway and Denmark on Tuesday in a lightning stroke which she said was for their “protection” against the Allies. Denmark apparently yielded without resistance but Norway elected to fight.

• Castor Theatre Caves In – Heavy snow on the roof of the Pakin Dance Hall cause the roof to cave in., forcing the entire front of the building out into the street. Mr. Leach and Mr. Paradise were busy with shovels at the time but could not get the snow off fast enough.

1930 – 80 YEARS AGO

• The engineer will be in town next week to survey the main highway (12) running through town. The highway will be graded to Coronation this summer and likely graveled to Castor.

• The Elks’ dance on Monday evening was well attended and the club rooms were crowded during the evening. The music was furnished by the Jolly Ramblers and was of a high standard.

1920 – 90 YEARS AGO

• The highest price yet paid for a farm in this district occurred last week when the Davidson farm just north of the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks was sold to George Payne at $140 per acre.

1910 – 100 YEARS AGO

• The trees are budding and the grass is getting green and it certainly looks likes spring.

• Another big outfit of Canadian National Railways graders pulled into town Tuesday and is camped by the lake near town. The outfit consists of three big power graders and about 300 horses.

• Town of Stettler council met Monday night and passed a resolution that from May 1, the bylaw compelling the erection of brickstone or concrete chimneys will be enforced.