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Stettler’s U11 Boys team won gold in league playoffs against Bentley at the end of June. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Town of Stettler soccer teams have dominating season

Stettler’s soccer clubs have had a fantastic season! The U11 Girls team,…

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Village of Halkirk council hosts 20 community members during bylaw discussions

The June 21 Village of Halkirk council meeting was a raucous affair.…

L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: The best snapshots from the 2022 Ponoka Stampede

Highlights from the 86th annual Ponoka Stampede, held June 27 to July 3

L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)
Lonnie West of Cadogan rides for 93.25 points aboard Hard Not to Get during the Ponoka Stampede Showdown finals. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)

PHOTOS: Ponoka Stampede Showdown wrap up

The Ponoka Stampede wrapped on July 3 with their always popular showdown.…

Lonnie West of Cadogan rides for 93.25 points aboard Hard Not to Get during the Ponoka Stampede Showdown finals. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)
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Night 3 of chuckwagon action at the Ponoka Stampede

Chucks recap and more kids day photos from June 30

  • Jul 1, 2022
(Janaia Hutzal/For Black Press News Media)
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Village of Halkirk council hosts 20 community members during bylaw discussions

The June 21 Village of Halkirk council meeting was a raucous affair.…

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Stettler Wildcat Wyatt Jacky runs the ball on the way to a touch down. (Erin Sparks and Kate Blanchard photos)

Stettler Wildcats solid in their return to the field in spring practice

The Stettler Wildcats have wrapped up their spring training. Practicing after school…

Stettler Wildcat Wyatt Jacky runs the ball on the way to a touch down. (Erin Sparks and Kate Blanchard photos)
(Top, L-R) Brooke Wilkie, Kara Wilkie, Katie Eggleston, Paisley Bamford, Kierra Smith, and Rachel Seale. (Bottom, L-R) Kiali Blumhagen, Nola Fuller, Mya Prehn, and Julie Richardson. (Photo submitted)

South-West Central Wildfire win gold at nationals

First-year coach leads team to big win

  • May 30, 2022
(Top, L-R) Brooke Wilkie, Kara Wilkie, Katie Eggleston, Paisley Bamford, Kierra Smith, and Rachel Seale. (Bottom, L-R) Kiali Blumhagen, Nola Fuller, Mya Prehn, and Julie Richardson. (Photo submitted)
Steel Wheel Stampede returns for the 13th year in June. (File photo)

Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

Steel Wheel Stampede returns for the 13th year in June. (File photo)
Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)

Wetaskiwin gymnast competes on home soil

17-year-old Carly Letourneau is set on being the first gymnast in the Wetaskiwin Hall of Fame

Carly Letourneau at Precision Gymnastics. (Shaela Dansereau)
Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens at the Falun Female Frozen Challenge in December 2021. (Submitted)

Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens finish season at Provincials

The female hockey team won gold at Edmonton Minor Hockey Week and league playoffs this year

Wetaskiwin U15 Ice Queens at the Falun Female Frozen Challenge in December 2021. (Submitted)
Despite out shooting the Opposition Irma Aces, the Stettler Imperials couldn’t seal the deal and find themselves on the wrong side of a 7-4 loss in game two of East Central Senior Men’s Hockey League final. Game three goes March 25 in Irma.

Stettler Imperials drop second game in best-of-five series against the Irma Aces

The Stettler Imperials have had quite the inaugural season. Named after a…

Despite out shooting the Opposition Irma Aces, the Stettler Imperials couldn’t seal the deal and find themselves on the wrong side of a 7-4 loss in game two of East Central Senior Men’s Hockey League final. Game three goes March 25 in Irma.
Theresetta Catholic School hosted an Archery Tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Castor’s Theresetta Catholic School hosts archery tournament

This weekend saw the Castor Raider Spring Tune Up Archery Tournament being…

  • Mar 16, 2022
Theresetta Catholic School hosted an Archery Tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)
Theresetta Catholic School hosted an Archery Tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Castor’s Theresetta Catholic School hosts archery tournament

This weekend saw the Castor Raider Spring Tune Up Archery Tournament being…

  • Mar 15, 2022
Theresetta Catholic School hosted an Archery Tournament over the weekend. (Photo submitted)
Danie Rairdan finished her run with a time of 15.542 at the barrel racing finals on Mar. 4. (Liam Rockliffe/Stettler Independent)

Heat Up the Heartland has raced past the finish line for the season

The Heat Up the Heartland barrel racing series hosted by the Stettler…

Danie Rairdan finished her run with a time of 15.542 at the barrel racing finals on Mar. 4. (Liam Rockliffe/Stettler Independent)
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Stettler Elks to hold hold curling playdown

The Stettler Elks are bringing back the curling playdown for a 2022…

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The Irma Aces finished the Coronation Royals season on Feb. 26, winning both games in the home and home playoff series.

Coronation Royals swept out of playoffs in two games by Irma Aces

The Irma Aces finished the Coronation Royals season on Feb. 26, winning…

The Irma Aces finished the Coronation Royals season on Feb. 26, winning both games in the home and home playoff series.
A Stettler Imperials player races into the Delburne Outlaws defensive end.

Stettler Imperials win first round of playoff action defeating the Outlaws

A Stettler Imperials player races into the Delburne Outlaws defensive end. The…

A Stettler Imperials player races into the Delburne Outlaws defensive end.
And the Storm goalie comes up with a big save in the teams eventual loss at the hands of Chestermere Lakers

There was a full day of hockey action at the SRC over the weekend.

And the Storm goalie comes up with a big save in the…

And the Storm goalie comes up with a big save in the teams eventual loss at the hands of Chestermere Lakers