Stettler is to have another railway running through it

• Zellers department store returned to Stettler as Zeller’s Select in Stettler Mall after moving out just over one year ago.

• Canadian Alliance Party leadership candidate Preston Manning stopped in Stettler on May 12 to promote his platform and gain support.

1990 – 20 YEARS AGO

• Pitt’s Pets Choir directed by Elaine Pitt placed first in the 16-and-under class at the Alberta Choral Festival in Camrose on Saturday, May 12. The Stettler choir received a scholarship and the Rideau Music plaque.

• The new County of Stettler office building is open for service as staff spent the weekend moving into the new $856,000 facility west of Stettler Town and Country Museum.. The building encompasses 13,500 square feet.

1980 – 30 YEARS AGO

• Families Four, a very unique and energetic group, will present a variety show on Saturday, May 24 at William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler. An invitation is extended to all from the Chykerdas, Filipchuks, Pfeiffers and Tashes.

• Stettler Lions Club served 100 people at the annual Mother’s Day breakfast at Stettler Memorial Hall on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1970 – 40 YEARS AGO

• Gordon Wells, well-known trucker of the Nevis-Erskine area, is one of only six in rural Alberta to receive the Alberta Department of Highways Million-Mile Award for one million miles of safe driving.

• With the election of Robert Bourassa as premier of the Province of Quebec, a climate of eurphoria has appeared in both Quebec City and the national capital city of Ottawa, Ontario. For many people, this may be enough to justify euphoria but some have the strong feeling that after all, we must look ratther cautiously at the Quebec scene and the the federal government under the Liberal party.

1960 – 50 YEARS AGO

• Stettler Kinsmen Club announced that David P. McNaughton has consented to run for district deputy governor for district and zone four. He is a partner in the law firm of Sloan and McNaughton.

• Stettler Fish and Game Association at its last meeting decided to make an effort to try to keep crows and magpies in check. No provincial grant is available this year, he any sort of campaign against these predators will have to be financed buy local fish and game clubs.

1950 – 60 YEARS AGO

• Stettler squadron of King’s Own Calgary Regiment and it affiliate cadets corps of Stettler, Coronation, Delburne and Alliance will hold an interesting scheme on Sunday when they will hold small-arms practice at Boss Hill by Buffalo Lake. A total of 120 personnel will be taking part in the firing practice.

• Stettler Band under the direction of Gordon Gleave Jr. will peform at the baseball game between Stettler and Bashaw on Sunday. The band is donating is services to help make the opening game a success. All proceeds of the game will go to the Manitoba Flood Relief Fund.

1940 – 70 YEARS AGO

• First-seeded wheat is now showing above ground and seeing of this grain will be very nearly finished by the end of the week. Most gardens are in and a good many comment on the wonderful condition of the soil.

• The eighth annual Music Festival of the Stettler Inspectorate was held in Stettler on Thursday, May 16, at Stettler United Church, Stettler Independent Order of the Odd Fellows Hall and the Nazarene Church with 504 entries this year.

1930 – 80 YEARS AGO

• Stettler Tennis Club is holding its annual tournament on May 24. All entries must be handed to the secretary no later than May 23 at 6 o’clock. Fees are 50 cents for a single event and $1 for three events.

1920 – 90 YEARS AGO

•.Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paton, living 18 miles from Erskine in the direction of Big Valley, lost one of their three children through accidental drowning on Friday, May 14. The little tot was aged two years and six months. The body was found in a slough a short distance from the house.

1910 – 100 YEARS AGO

• It is reported that Stettler will have another railway, a branch of Canadian National Railway from Rocky Mountain House, through Stettler, running in a southwest direction and passing near Sullivan and Gough lakes, with Medicine Hat as the objective point. Surveyors are at work in the neighbourhood of Stettler and are working west from a point four miles south of town.

• STOLEN – The unreasonable neighbour who broke off my east fence line, two spools of barb wire, and stole them, kindly return same, otherwise I will prove my conviction. He certainly is not a socialist. Signed – Chas. Stiebritz, foreman.

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