Young families fill the Halkirk dance floor

The Halkirk wind project is nearing completion. Of the 83 windmills, several are now running and supplying electricity to the grid.

The Halkirk wind project is nearing completion. Of the 83 windmills, several are now running and supplying electricity to the grid. More are put into production daily. It’s a sight to see and has completely changed the skyline.

Tony and Clara Nibourg have set up a solar system that’s producing power. They have 38 230-watt panels connected to the grid, so that means they receive the power from them when they are producing.

Extra power is delivered into the grid when they produce more than they need or they can draw from the grid when they need more.

The annual pot-luck supper and Southern gospel concert was held at the hall on Saturday evening. The event is organized by Pastor Jim Culham and Irma Marquart each year. The wonderful music was supplied by a men’s quartet, “Potters Clay,” all of whom hail from central Alberta.

The Halkirk Elks sponsored a family dance at the hall on Friday evening. The DJ was Simon Muncy and the many young families had a great time with games, special dances, a kids’ bake-off and prizes, snacks and coffee or pop.

Congratulations to Halkirk’s junior high girls, who made it to the final game at the CWJAHAA volleyball championship at Theresetta last Saturday in Castor. The team from Theresetta placed first, with the Mother Teresa girls earning silver.

Alison Schauer and Eric Neilson are the coaches of the Halkirk junior high girls’ team.

At the high school level, former Halkirk students Max Schaffner, Ryan Dahmer and Jonathan Muncy played with the Gus Wetter Raiders of Castor in the zone championship last Saturday at Bawlf. It was interesting to note that the Raiders’ coaches are former Halkirk students Lee Fowler and Corwin Solick.

Now that the volleyball season is over, it’s time for school basketball. We are pleased that Jacey Gamroth, Kassidy Hronek and Jillian Schaffner will play with the high school girls’ team in Castor.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Anne Thibault, who passed away in the Galahad Care Centre on Nov. 15. Anne’s story is on Page 151 of Home Fires Volume 1.

Funeral services will be held at the Halkirk Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Our community is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Steve McKnight last Friday as a result of a farm-related accident. Sympathy goes to his wife Patti, children Kerbi and Matt, and mother Shirley.

The seniors sent a floor-curling team to Daysland for a bonspiel last Monday. Attending were Fern Borgel, Rose Koenraadt, Adolf Heier and Sue from Big Valley.

The Anderson families gathered at Lacombe on Saturday to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of their sister Mary and husband Orest Schur. An open house was followed by a family supper.

Anyone looking for a good Christmas gift is advised to consider the Halkirk Home Fires and Area history book Volume 2.

Jenna Nibourg recently moved to Calgary and has accepted a junior designer position with Linwood Homes.

COMING UP: Dec. 2: Don’t forget the Halkirk Elks annual breakfast with Santa at the hall from 9 to 11 a.m., as part of the Christmas in the Village celebrations. Those events include a Christmas market and all kinds of surprises at the school from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., along with wagon (or sleigh) rides and carol-singing.

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