Cobras turn in ‘extremely successful’ season

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterAs the Willow Creek Composite High School girls’ volleyball team gears up for the provincial championships, they can look back on one of the most successful seasons in recent memory.Coach JoAnna Sutter said they started strong, taking third at the their first tournament of the season in Fort Macleod.They followed that up by not … Read more

Old Fashioned Christmas takes place this Friday downtown

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe sights and sounds of Christmas will fill downtown Claresholm Friday night.Old Fashioned Christmas is set to take over downtown Claresholm this Friday night, Nov. 25, kicking off the start of the Christmas shopping season.In fact, the downtown parking lot will be closed to parking all day Friday for set up.The event is put … Read more

SouthGrow visits council; discusses benefits

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterSouthGrow Regional Economic Development recently visited Claresholm town council to discuss what it does for the town.At town council’s Nov. 14 meeting, Peter Casurella, executive director of SouthGrow, appeared as a delegation via video conference.He explained he works for the Town of Claresholm and 31 councils around Southern Alberta.Casurella likes to make biannual reports … Read more

M.D. updated on activities of the RCMP

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe RCMP was involved in a lot of different activities over the past three months.Corporal Tom Nairn, detachment commander for the Nanton RCMP and looking after the Claresholm detachment, appeared as a delegation at the Nov. 16 meeting of the council of the Municipal District of Willow Creek to share a quarterly update.He explained the … Read more

Cobras named all-stars; take second in post-season

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe successful season for the Willow Creek Composite High School senior girls volleyball team continued as one player was named the league most valuable player, two more were named legue all-stars, and the team took second in their league post-season tournament.Cass Klapp, a dominant hitter in the Westwinds Volleyball League, was named most valuable … Read more

Town welcomes senior services coordinator

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterSeniors now have a person they can go to in town who can help them access resources and services.Starla Alder started her job on Nov. 7 as the senior services coordinator for Claresholm and District Family and Community Support Services.“We’re helping seniors with any of their needs,” she said.“Giving them the resources they need,” she later … Read more

Claresholm skating coach lends skill to HBO Max special

By Kelsey Hipkin – Local Press WriterWhat started as a lifelong passion, turned into a taste of Hollywood for Claresholm skating coach Keanna Nelson.This past summer Nelson was contacted by a friend working on an HBO Max television show sharing the stories of the popular children’s toy American Girl. The TV special in question features Corrine Tan – the 2022 … Read more