The junior high school hosted a boys (mixed) basketball tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16, against teams from Donalda and Veteran and were successful in placing first at the end of the day. Sheldon Grice is their coach. Congratulations. Thanks to the school parents who ran the concession booth and donated prizes for the draws.
Halkirk curlers were out in full force for the Farmers’ bonspiel in Stettler this week. Teams included the JD Johnson rink with Rocky Dahmer, Glen Kamlah and Art Costigan who placed first in the second event, the Fowler foursome which includes Dan and his sons Justin, Dean and Lee. Karl Krautt and his Stettler rink placed third in the first event and Dick Creasey playing with the Stettler Auction Mart got to the prizes in the third event.
The Royal Purple lodge, which disbanded three years ago, have presented the remainder of their funds to the Halkirk hall board which will be used to cover expenses and general upkeep. The hall board will meet on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. and members of the community are invited to participate in discussions concerning the operation of the hall.
Sympathy is extended to Paul and Rosemary Fetaz and family on the passing of Rosemary’s dad, Dirk Bouma on Sunday.
Ellyn Schaffner drove her kids, Max and Jillian, and friend Jacey Gamroth to Camrose on Thursday to see the Olympic torch relay as it passed through the city. The event also included much entertainment and made everyone proud to be Canadian.
Jan Koenraadt returned from spending a week in Holland, helping his mom celebrate her 85th birthday.
Stan and Mabel Wheller from Killam spent Sunday afternoon visiting with Stan and Dorothy Anderson.