Strong interest in Halkirk council election

A slate of seven interested residents filled out nomination papers on Monday to fill the position of three councilors. Vying for the positions are newcomers Peter (Gary) Aitchison; Leona Chadwick; Jacquie Dietrich; Sherry Jamieson and Matthew Koenraadt. Two incumbents, Dennis Cordel and Dale Kent will compete the list. Ross Elsasser, who has been a council member for the past 24 years did not seek re-election. There are approximately 90 eligible voters among the village population. Elections will be held on Oct. 18.

In the county, in Division 3, (south Halkirk) incumbent Tony Nichols is being challenged by Rocky Dahmer. In Division. 4 (north Halkirk) newcomer Tony Nibourg is challenging incumbent Jan Koenraadt. Rob Nichols was acclaimed to represent Mother Teresa school with the East-Central Catholic School Division.

A big happy birthday to Lowell Berry, who celebrated his 85th birthday. Sandy and Gordon Klaus and Monica, Greg and Nancy Chick and their family and Lana and her son Luke and his friend we able to gather for the occasion.

We extend a warm welcome to exchange student, Yohei Kawahori from Nasukarasuyama,Techigi in central Japan, who is attending Grade 11 classes at Gus Wetter high. He is visiting with Bill and Connie Turre for the school year and was shopping for a warmer coat at the weekend.

A man from Germany was in Halkirk last week. He was peddling his way from Dawson City, Yukon back to Montreal. He said he was making 80-100km per day, and finding there are many helpful Canadians along his path. While enjoying his trip, he still has to be back in Montreal for his return trip to Germany on Nov. 4.

If your children are interested in joining the 4-H horse club, a meeting will be held on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the school.

October is going to be a busy month in our community. Be sure to come out and support the activities. Sept.30 and Oct. 7- Halkirk Hall board Ham and Turkey Bingos- 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 3- First-time Pancake breakfast/fundraiser at the fire hall to commemorate Fire Prevention Week – 9 to 11 am; Oct. 9 to 11 – Thanksgiving weekend; Oct. 23 – Elks annual Oyster Fry and White Elephant Sale.

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