Lots of incoming and outgoing summer tourism

The town is busy as construction crews replace several sidewalks. It is expected that they will be there for a while.

The town is busy as construction crews replace several sidewalks. It is expected that they will be there for a while.

Sue Rausch accepted the permanent position of postmistress a few months ago. The post office has had their hours shortened slightly as a result of budget cut backs. Hours of operation are now from 9:30 till noon and from 2 till 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Fern Engel, who passed away on July 19 in the Coronation Health Centre. Fern celebrated her 92nd last Wednesday, July 16th. Services will be held on Wednesday in the Halkirk Hall. The Engel/Duncan stories are on pages 468 and 523 of Home Fires.

Congratulations go out to Lee Fowler and Becky Breunig, who were married on July 19 at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Red Deer with a reception following in the Festival Hall. The newlyweds will be living south of Halkirk on their return from an Alaskan Cruise honeymoon.

Dianne Gonda, accompanied by her son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Sandra, and grandchildren, Caleb and Emily, attended the wedding of her niece Chelsey Nelson to Kyle McDonald in Charlottetown, PEI last weekend. They took a few extra days to tour the Anne of Green Gables museum and enjoy the beaches.

Simon Muncy returned last week from his trip to Great Britain with an Alberta basketball team where they played 10 exhibition games traveling to towns like Blackpool, Chester and Liverpool posting a 5-5 record. They stayed in hotels or university dorms. He visited the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Pleasure Beach, which is a huge amusement park, plus other tourist attractions. They also went to the Isle of Man for two nights and toured the parliament buildings where democracy is over a 1000 years old. It was a fun trip.

Rick and Lisa Kent took their daughter Morgan to Saskatoon where they met up with Lisa’s sister Lana and Ben Chitwood and family for a short holiday.

The Rausch families are providing a home base for two girls, Emily and Rhianon from NSW, Australia as they tour central Alberta. They are part of a group of young people that Cody met when he visited Australia.

Jack Fowler from Brooks and son Neil from Strathmore called in town on Tuesday to say hello to friends en route to Stettler for a visit with Donna and Ken Godbersen.

Dwight and Lena Kent were in Camrose recently to help his sister Geri Waterston celebrate her 75th birthday.