2001 – 10 YEARS AGO
• Krystle Janiszewski, a 13-year-old from Alix, is the only Canadian honoured as a merit award recipient for the 13th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. She is one of 23 merit award winners chosen from 325,000 entries submitted by children aged 11 to 13, from 66 countries.
• For the first time in the newspaper’s 95-year history, the Stettler Independent relocated to its downtown office. The weekly newspaper moved from its office located on 50 Ave. to it new location at 4810 50 St.
1991 – 20 YEARS AGO
• More than 400 people attended a Tory fund-raising breakfast to hear Stettler MLA Premier Don Getty and Red Deer North MLA Stockwell Day discuss the economy. Said Mr. Day “Only in Stettler can we draw more people to a pancake breakfast than the Liberals draw to their annual convention.”
• Although Fenn General Store has closed its doors after 74 years, the post office will remain open. The post office went into the establishment in 1920, and for the past 11 years has been operated by Penny Dupont.
1981 – 30 YEARS AGO
• This is Education Week; a time for reflection on the good education system provided by the schools of the county and town, which is offering our children and teens excellent opportunities in the basic academic subjects, as well as the broadening experiences of many optional courses and extra-curricular activities.
• Erskine United Church will hold a special service in June to commemorate the occasion of its 75th anniversary. Rev. Hart Cantelon will conduct the worship, which will be followed by a luncheon and social gathering in Erskine IOOF Hall.
1971 – 40 YEARS AGO
• Close to 43000 boys started out this spring in competition for the national junior bowling championships, and two Stettler boys emerged with two out of four titles. Kim Streit is Junior Boys Singles champ, and his brother Kevin is Bantam Singles champion.
• Members and former members of Stettler Baptist congregation celebrated their church’s 50th anniversary with a banquet of 250 in Memorial Hall, and special services in the church Sunday. A message of welcome was expressed by Allen Kaufman, chairman of the board of deacons.
1961 – 50 YEARS AGO
• The Stettler High School badminton team won the J.P. Cotton trophy and the Central Alberta Championship at Innisfail with an aggregate score of 51 points. Norman Dennis and Brian Lynn teamed up to gain 22 points between them.
• J.I. Case Co. has announced that McAlister Motors has taken over the machinery company’s dealership at Stettler. The business will be managed by Bert Hollings and Herb Nims.
1951 – 60 YEARS AGO
• Three fine new schools will be built in the district this year. A three-room school will be built at Byemoor; Big Valley will get a six room school with auditorium; the new Cora Lynn School at Red Willow will be a three room steel structure with auditorium.
• When householders receive their water bills at the end of this month, they will find they will be required to pay at 25 percent increase; where they paid $2 before they will now pay $2.50.
1941 – 70 YEARS AGO
• According to the Edmonton Bulletin, Stettler will enter Central Alberta Baseball League, consisting of Arrows and Dodgers of Edmonton, Stampeders of Ponoka, and Stettler with Calmar as an off chance. Fans usually donate 25cents each when they attend games, to help the team out financially.
• Another Easter has come and still there is war – and such a war as the world has never known in all the histories of war. We who have lost loved ones during this strife wonder at the necessity, but we have to be content to know that no sacrifice will be in vain.
1931 – 80 YEARS AGO
• The fire brigade has had a special body built on their McLaughlin, and the car is now a real, full-fledge fire truck with all the necessary equipment, including hose and extinguishers. The same equipment with a new car would have cost thousands of dollars.
1921 – 90 YEARS AGO
• W.B. Gray lost two of his silver foxes this week, when one of them escaped, and then came back in the night to free the other. Mr. Gray hopes that they will stay around in the same way as his Hungarian partridges, which are quite domesticated.
• A tennis court site has been selected in Red Willow, and things promise to go along swimmingly. Everyone who intends to play should realize that it is just as good exercise helping to level the court.
1911 – 100 YEARS AGO
• Henry Baron of the Britain district had a narrow escape when crossing the Battle River with a load. Owing to the depth and swiftness of the river he lost three horses in an attempt to get out against.
• The Continental Oil Co. Ltd. has secured warehouses and a track site in Halkirk, and has installed a full line of oils and grease. There are already orders for four cars of oil, all to be used by plowing outfits in the Halkirk district.