2001 – 10 YEARS AGO
• Stettler Council approved the lowest bid from Border Paving at $1,115,537.61 to cover projects planned in the 2001 Street Improvements program. A highlight of the program will be an overlay of Main Street.
• Gladys and Wilf Hewlett were honoured by the Stettler Scouts on Feb. 20 for their 31 years of involvement with the troop.
1991 – 20 YEARS AGO
• Plans for a track and field facility good enough to hold national-level meets have been unveiled by the Stettler Summer Games Committee. Centrepiece of the project is an all-weather track with a price tag of $393,000.
• Chamber of Commerce members and guests sampled a real Alberta luncheon when acting district home economic Ruby Curran organized a special meal that used only Albertan ingredients. The luncheon highlighted the “Alberta Made” promotional campaign which has now opened new doors for out-of-province marketing.
1981 – 30 YEARS AGO
• The Canadian Amateur Baseball Association has announced that Stettler has been awarded the Western Canadian Midget Baseball finals. A team from Stettler will receive an automatic berth in the finals, as host team.
• “We make goofs, we’ll admit that,” says Canada Post’s local manager of public affairs. “to err is human, but we’re trying to be as inhuman as we can.” – Vancouver Sun
1971 – 40 YEARS AGO
• Kim and Kevin Streit of Stettler have won their divisions of the provincial bowling play-offs in Calgary, and now advance to the national finals in Vancouver. Kevin won the bantam boys singles and Kim won the junior boys singles.
• Amateur photography and school work from Stettler and County schools will be added to livestock, horticulture, home economic, etc., in the extensive exhibition area of Stettler County Fair in August.
1961 – 50 YEARS AGO
• Stettler Fish and Game Association will again be conducting a bird house competition with three cash prizes offered. Birds most likely to move into houses are: bluebird, robin, chickadee, house wren, tree swallow, purple martin, woodpecker.
• Scouts and Cubs of Stettler and their fathers, more than 200 in all, enjoyed the annual Father and Son Banquet in Memorial Hall. The boys gave demonstrations of their various skits, dances and yells.
1951 – 60 YEARS AGO
• Botha Bonspiel is going full swing with 32 rinks on two sheets of ice. This means there will be a lot of night draws to finish the schedules.
• Joan Ziegler had a very unfortunate accident at the Red Willow skating rink when she was hit by a flying puck. She was rushed to the doctor, and it took nine stitches to close the wound above her eye.
1941 – 70 YEARS AGO
• The barns and sales pavilion at the Fair Grounds are now completed, and the annual Stettler Horse Sale looks as though it will break records this year, judging from the number of entries already in.
• Big Valley Skating Club held a carnival at the local rink and everyone in attendance reported a good time. In the Carnival Queen competition Miss Helen Mulligan won first place over Miss Marion Hockley.
1931 – 80 YEARS AGO
• Mr. Fishwick accompanied three of the band boys, Norman and Gordon Fishwick and Gilbert Graves, to the Music Festival in Drumheller. The boys got two firsts and one second in the classes entered.
• Dr. Owens of the Health Department is speaking at the Church this afternoon to the ladies and girls fifteen years of age on “Adolescent Hygiene” under the auspices of the various women’s organizations.
1921 – 90 YEARS AGO
• The mild weather of the past 10 days has put a stop to all the winter sports, and projected us suddenly into spring. The pussy willows are beginning to show their fur, which is early.
• The Dunlap Manufacturing Co. Ltd. shipped out over 5,000 tins of “Go-For-Em” this week. This gopher poison has caught on big in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and has been highly endorsed by local consumers.
1911 – 100 YEARS AGO
• The greatest triumph that Stettler has achieved since its beginning in sports and athletics was brought about last week when they captured the Fit Reform Cup, which is emblematic of the championship in hockey for Western Canada. Stettler took the cup from Edmonton on their own ice, winning it by a total score of 5-3. The Fit Reform Cup bears the same relation to hockey in Western Canada as the Stanley Cup does in the East.