Unbreakable new spectacles are available

1999 – 10 YEARS AGO
• Clearview School Division will spend up to $3.5 million to modernize several schools in the next six years if the facility disaster plan is followed. However, Clearview still has to grapple with under-utilization, too much space for too-few students and longevity of the schools will be considered before any money is spent.

1999 – 10 YEARS AGO

• Clearview School Division will spend up to $3.5 million to modernize several schools in the next six years if the facility disaster plan is followed. However, Clearview still has to grapple with under-utilization, too much space for too-few students and longevity of the schools will be considered before any money is spent.

• Stettler school vice-principal Rod McElroy lost his beard and teacher Mike Roach had his head shaved by students in a challenge where students raised $16,000 for the Terry Fox Run.

1989 – 20 YEARS AGO

• The Town of Stettler has honoured some of the top coaches with Coach of the Year certificate to Clive Spechko (soccer), Larry Nielson (swimming), Darrell Trenholm (curling) and Larry Wilson (football).

• Late on the night of Sept. 12, a bear paid a visit to the Ben Erickson farm house near Donalda. The bear reached in through an open kitchen window, knocking a Thermos to the floor, then went to the orchard where it broke several branches in an attempt to reach some apples.

1979 – 30 YEARS AGO

• Gwenda Dye of Byemoor was the winner of a three-day expense-paid trip for two to the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver as part of the prize for the Miss County Fair contest. Gwenda was accompanied on the trip by her mother Carol Yates.

• Stettler realtor Ron Payne owns one of the outstanding fillies on the Alberta thoroughbred horse race track. Lady Dominic recorded her fourth victory in the last five tries in the featured Mount Palliser Stakes in Calgary.

1969 – 40 YEARS AGO

• It appears likely that tenders will be called early in the spring for a 36-bed to 60-bed nursing home in Stettler. The nursing home would fill a long-standing need for the people of the district who require constant care.

• School is in full swing again in Botha with a total enrolment of 137 students and six teachers. Freshly painted swings and two monkey bars are in big demand by the younger children while the older boys and girls are drawn to the sports field and new volleyball poles.

1959 – 50 YEARS AGO

• The Stettler Independent won two trophies – best editorial page and best all-round newspaper among the large-circulation weekly newspapers in Alberta – at the annual convention of the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association. Editor/publisher Roy Willis accepted the trophies on behalf of management and staff.

1949 – 60 YEARS AGO

• The grave of the late Carl Stettler is now completed and it is located in the centre of Lakeview Cemetery. A large grey granite stone has been erected, inscribed – “Carl Stettler – 1861 to 1920, Father or Our Town.”

1939 – 70 YEARs AGO

• The premises of Walter Friend, well-known merchant and postmaster in Botha, was broken into and thieves got away with $1,000 in cash and securities. The safe had been blown open with a charge of high explosives which also broke windows in the building.

1929 – 80 YEARS AGO

• The official opening of the new two-room Wall Lake School took place with a program and social put on by the school board and ratepayers. The original one-room school building was erected in 1905 with Miss Polly as the teacher.

• New true-vision spectacles have been created, enabling one to read the very smallest print, thread the finest needle and see far and near. They are guaranteed unbreakable, cannot tarnish and are a vast improvement over all other makes.

1919 – 90 YEARS AGO

• The Royal Bank in Red Willow has received new furnishings and fixtures and presents quite an up-to-date appearance. Miss Wick wire accepted the position made vacant by Miss Foreman.

• James Dew of Erskine is the latest to install an electric plant in his hotel. Poles and wires have carried to Dew’s Hall light and power sufficiently strong to run a moving picture outfit and we are looking forward to regular entertainment in the winter.

1909 – 100 YEARS AGO

• Threshing has commenced in the Castor area and they yield has been exceptionally good. The only drawback is the absence of a grain elevator but there are rumours that one will be erected in the near future.

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