Power-pole fire causes excitement

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GADSBY

The calendar has turned its page and still the weather holds relatively well. It’s been a perfect harvest season this year, with crops and gardens coming in bountifully.

Eleanor and Frank Dahlgren visited with daughter Bonnie and Dwayne Kobi on Saturday night, when they were joined by nephew Steven and Jessica Johnstone and their four boys from DeWinton. Steven is Eleanor’s sister Alvina’s son. On Sunday, they visited Eleanor and Frank at their place before heading home.

Get-well wishes go out to Evelyn Samuel, who is back home recovering from a week in hospital in Calgary. Evelyn wishes to say hi to all of her old friends.

Back home to visit this weekend were Thelma Davits, and Cathy and Joey Priller, who were among the many family mourners who came for Mary Brennan’s funeral Saturday.

The Gadsby District Hobby Club supper will be postponed one week and will be held Oct. 22. Supper starts at 5 p.m., with bingo at 7:30.  Octoberfest is the theme for the menu.

There was some excitement Friday night when a power pole north of Jack and Melanie Ross’ caught fire. Halkirk fire department was quick to respond, as well as a water truck that was in the area.

Jack and Melanie were among the first on the scene to help. Power was out north of Gadsby for a couple of hours.

We welcome to Gadsby newcomer Joan Lawrence, who has purchased the Grant Beleau home and property in Gadsby (formerly Isabel Stewart’s place). Joan will enjoy being closer to daughter Leasyl and Wes Carey and Lincoln.

We also welcome John Watson and his wife, who have purchased and taken residency on the Davits property in town. It’s great to see Gadsby expanding.

Sympathies to Per Rasmussen on the death of his wife Dianna. Per and Dianne were great supporters of the Gadsby District Hobby Club taking in the bingos and activities at the bank building. Per called bingo for the club for many years.

— Paulette Heer

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