Jason and Ashlyn Faber of Castor pose with their son

Jason and Ashlyn Faber of Castor pose with their son

JANUARY 2012: Regional ties to New Year’s babies

Nayt John Kerry Jones was born Jan. 1 in Red Deer as central Alberta’s New Year’s baby.

  • Jan. 2, 2013 6:00 a.m.

Nayt John Kerry Jones was born Jan. 1 in Red Deer as central Alberta’s New Year’s baby. His parents are Tanya and Kale Jones, who works in Stettler as a journeyman mechanic at Romar Power Sports.

 

The provincial Wildrose party unveiled a new Alberta brand in Drumheller-Stettler at a fundraiser in Hanna in February. Leader Danielle Smith attended.

 

Stettler RCMP officers investigated a fire at Big Valley School. Arson was suspected. It appeared gas was poured on the metal doors, a fire was set and the doors were scorched.

 

Seth James Faber was born Jan. 4 as the New Year’s baby for the Stettler hospital. His parents are Ashlyn and Jason Faber, a teacher at Gus Wetter School in Castor.

 

Dry weather and mild temperatures near 10 C led the County of Stettler to issue a fire advisory and burning ban Jan. 9.

 

Brian Downey, the Stettler MLA who stepped down in 1989 to enable then-premier Don Getty regain a seat in the Alberta legislature, died in Red Deer. He was 61. A farmer from Castor, Downey served as the MLA for the Progressive Conservative party from 1986 to 1989 in a riding that stretched from Bashaw to Castor.

 

Alberta chuckwagon legend Orville Strandquist of Stettler died a month before his 92nd birthday.

 

Stettler’s Christ-King Catholic School received another boost for its new playground as Farm Credit Canada contributed $9,000. With a $60,000 fundraising campaign goal, the school reached $54,673.66 early in 2012.

The Knights of Columbus donated $15,000 to the playground project.