Council’s vision of Stettler for 2020 laid out

1999 – 10 YEARS AGO

• A 64 year old Donalda woman was struck by a south-bound pickup truck while crossing Main St. in a crosswalk. She was transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries and released. The driver was charged with driving without due care and attention.

• Frank Dodd and Gladys Groat emerged victorious in the 1999 Senior Open at the Stettler Golf and Country Club. Dodd shot a six over par to win low gross honors and Groat came in 15 over par.

1989 – 20 YEARS AGO

• Stettler town council has set its sights on the year 2020 with a “vision statement” designed to see the community into the 21st century. “We envision Stettler to be the hub and leader in east central Alberta, providing a wide range of services to the populations of the region.”

1979 – 30 YEARS AGO

• Seven of 25 passengers sustained injuies when a Greyhound bus went into the ditch five miles west of Erskine. It was raining at the time and the driver lost control on a slippery stretch. The bus overturned and two passengers were pinned underneath.

• Lyncot School’s 60th anniversary reunion drew most of its former teachers home. Bill Proctor, Helen Jenkins, Gordon Proctor, Elsie LaRose, Elsie Renwick, Gladys Judd, Eileen Lamden, Marguerite Baugh and Connie Lasurf.

1969 – 40 YEARS AGO

• Walter Gilseth, his wife Margaret, and son, Steven, of St. Charles, Minn., arrived at Donalda to visit the place of his birth and to see the old church, Sharon Lutheran, where his father, the Rev. Albert Gilseth, served from 1919 to 1922.

• Ian Scott Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Campbell of Erskine, and his horse Sunflower Ian’s Velvet, won the part Arab Futurity Class at the Red Deer All Arabian, Part and Purebred Show.

1959 – 50 YEARS AGO

• C.W. “Chuck” Newton has announced he will change over Brian’s News and Star Room in Club Café building and will operate a new business in Stettler under the name of Chuch’s Sport and Hobby Shop.

• A steer belonging to Sam Martin, one mile north of Stettler was killed by lightening during the height of Monday night’s violent electrical storm.

1949 – 60 YEARS AGO

• Two Stettler men, James Wilson and Archie Murray, were lucky ticket holders in a recent contest held by the Hackett Red Cross Society and were awarded weaner pigs.

Eleven hundred dollars in cash was taken from the Gadsby Red & White Store, operated by W.J. Tarlton. RCMP investigating.

1939 – 70 YEARS AGO

• Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Willis left for Niagara where they will attend the Weekly Newspaper Association Conference. Mr and Mrs. Willis also intend to spend about a week in New York where they will attend the World’s Fair.

• Of all the teams entered in the basketball tournament held in connection with the Edmonton Exhibition last week, George Bishop, captain of the Erskine high school boys quintet, was considered by officials to be the outstanding player.

1929 – 80 YEARS AGO

• Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham entertained the staff of Sharpe and Paige’s at their cottage at Rochon Sands on Friday evening. Entertainment consisited of dancing and a wiener roast.

• Dr. Robert Newton and Dr. Arnodt of the Field Husbandry Department of the University of Alberta, were recent visitors at the farm of Mr. Strange.

1919 – 90 YEARS AGO

• Miss Bertha Umbach is opening up a millinery shop next to the Home Bakery on Sept. 10. Miss Umbach recently returned from Calgary and Edmonton where she attended the opening of two millinery shops.

Early morninig shouts of “Fire!” awakened the townsfold in Donalda. Chris Jensen’s large new building was burned to the ground, as well as Murphy’s Hall. Strenuous efforts were necessary to save the post office and Merchant’s Bank.

1909 – 100 YEARS AGO

• The price of the Stettler Independent for one year including scissors, is now $1.25 for new and old subscriptions. The Independent is 35 cents until Christmas.

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