2001 – 10 YEARS AGO
• A Stettler musical tradition will celebrate a quarter-century this Saturday at the Stettler Community Hall. The 25th annual performance of the Stettler Country Music Jamboree will take place this Saturday. Since 1997, the Jamboree has donated over $10,000 to organizations in the community. This year, there is a cast of over 20 band members consisting of long-time favorites and new additions.
• Block Parent, a non-profit organization, has returned to Stettler and will bring with it safe places for children to go when lost or feeling scared.
1991 – 20 YEARS AGO
• Fire tore through a quonset owned by Harry Magee, razing the building to the ground and destroying three tractors inside. Stettler firefighters were on the scene for more than four hours to ensure the blaze didn’t flare up again.
• Stettler Fish and Game Association has placed over 170 nesting platforms and islands in the town and county. They have already started taking orders for next year’s placements, and because of warm weather are finished for this year.
1981 – 30 YEARS AGO
• Radio station CHOA in Stettler will broadcast an explanation of the town’s Disaster Warning System. This program will demonstrate the meaning of each of the different signals that can be sounded on the siren.
• An exhibition of watercolours, featuring a painting of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce at Donalda, was held at the Devonian Gardens, Toronto-Dominion Square, Calgary. Several thousand viewers attended this first one-man show by artist Glen M. Collin.
1971 – 40 YEARS AGO
• The Central Alberta Junior Badminton Championships will be held in Stettler with a large entry anticipated. We have strong entries in all events this year.
• Ray Olesky of Stettler has won the Edmonton Sporting Goods trophy for largest moose taken in Alberta. This makes him eligible to enter the world-wide Boone and Crockett competition.
1961 – 50 YEARS AGO
• Stettler Legion Midgets won the Alberta Midget title when they defeated Gleichen 14-0 in a two game series. Following the games, the champs were guests of the Stettler Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion at a steak dinner.
• The Hutterite Brethren of Red Willow have applied for permission to buy 4,000 acres of land in the Donalda district from R. C. Halladay. Public hearings will be held April 24 in Memorial Hall.
1951 – 60 YEARS AGO
• This area has been hit by winter’s worst storm, and when it was over 12-foot drifts were a common sight. Every road in the district was completely blocked, and no trains were seen in Stettler for several days.
• One of our local residents returned from Edmonton last week with two pounds of horse hamburger, purchased at City Market for 25 cents per pound. He intends to shock the boarders at his home by revealing the nature of the meat after they have eaten it.
1941 – 70 YEARS AGO
• The local elevators are handling scrap iron for the National War Services department, and all town and country residents should salvage their scrap iron and keep it in readiness for shipment.
• The Fifth Annual Horse Sale held at the fairgrounds was the best of a series held here, as 250 horses were sold in the ring. The average price received was $66, and the top team, contributed by Sig Holt of Botha, brought $340.
1931 – 80 YEARS AGO
• There was quite a flurry in sale of bread last week, and the price went down to 12 loaves for a quarter, or three loaves for free. Farmers could not complain that the prices for wheat and bread were out of harmony.
• Warden news: It was necessary to postpone our play “Apron Strings” and our St. Patrick’s dance, because of an outbreak of scarlet fever, and other sickness throughout the community.
1921 – 90 YEARS AGO
• Dr. Curtis has received his large X-ray machine, at a cost of $8,000. Large city hospitals have no better equipment.
• Castor completed their annual bonspiel last week with Mather winning the Grand Challenge; Moore, the Merchants; Scheffler, the Citizens; and Reid, the Consolation.
1911 – 100 YEARS AGO
• The Honourable A.L. Sifton, Premier of Alberta, has kindly consented to be present at the ceremony of the formal opening of the new school March 23. A cordial invitation is extended to all citizens to be present on that occasion.
• The Halkirk Livery Barn is filled to overflowing these days and the proprietors, Taylor and Derr, are up against the proposition of enlarging their premises in order to meet the demand for stabling room.