Halkirk fire department keeps busy

The Volunteer fire department responded twice to a fire in a pile of bales at the farm of Adolph Heier on Saturday evening. Over a half inch of rain fell on Sunday morning, which will help alleviate the dry conditions for a few days.

Congratulations to Gib and Ida (Nichols) Hallett from Sherwood Park, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last Saturday. Irene Schilling and Dale Nichols accompanied their niece Donna and Marvin Younger to the family celebrations held in Chipman. They were enroute to Sherwood Park from Chipman when the big storm hit the Edmonton area.

Congratulations to Michelle Prediger and Kirby Nanias, who were married on July 18 in Banff with the reception at the Banff Springs hotel. Jillian Schaffner sang “ I will be here” accompanied by former superintendent Valerie Burghardt. Attending from here were Dan and Clara Fowler, Morris and Lorna Schilling and girls, Jeanine Oberg, Lyndsey Sawchuck, Karen and Rod Norman and Brent and Ellyn Schaffner, Max and Jillian.

We are pleased to report that Matthew Koenraadt is recovering nicely at home following a motor cycle accident near Red Deer last Wednessday.

Shannon and Doreen Blumhagen hosted a neighbourhood BBQ and pot-luck to welcome Ralph and Rosalyn Gurnett to this area. Ralph and Rosalyn are from Fort McMurray and purchased Paul and Rosemary Fetaz’s place last summer. Twenty plus neighbours turned out for the evening.

Harold and Velma Chick attended the 80th birthday celebrations of Doreen (Emmett) Frewin in Calgary last Sunday. Also attending were Wray and Edie Emmett from Consort. Doreen, Velma and Wray are all first cousins.

Mike Neilson from Vancouver spent serveral days here visiting with his mom, Anne as well as with his brother Bert, Cindy and family.

Donna Galloway from Oakwood, On. spent a couple of days visiting with her dad, Dean Shier and Joann Gonda while on a business trip to Calgary. She was appreciating the sun and heat after the cool, rainy weather in Ontario.

Shirley Brodersen visited with her daughter, Kathy, Tom and boys in Saskatchewan for a few days last week.

Jason and Francis Cordel, who recently moved to Daysland were home at the weekend visiting with Jasons folks, Dennis and Doris.

Stan and Dorothy Anderson are really proud of their daughter Aileen and granddaughters Jamie and Stacey, who walked 60 kms in the “end breast cancer” walk in Calgary this weekend.

Visiting with Judy and John deMos is Judy’s brother David and his son Caleb. David and Caleb are from Ottawa. This is Caleb’s first visit in our area.

The bulls will be back in Halkirk on August 22 so be sure to mark that date on your calendar.

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