Sharon Hazel Comstock

Sharon Comstock passed away peacefully on May 22, 2020 at Red Deer Hospital. She leaves to mourn her daughter, Ashley Rose Marie, and her grandson, Kellan Ryder. She is also survived by brothers Brian, Sandy, David, and their families. Born in High River April 19, 1948, Sharon grew up west of Stavely in the foothills and received a BEd and … Read more

Mildred Stevenson

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Mildred B. Stevenson on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Mildred was predeceased by her loving husband Read Stevenson, sons Lorne, Charles and Lloyd and his spouse Laurie, daughter-in-law Joyce, and grandson Bobbie. Mildred was a loving mother, mother-in-law and grandmother to sons Blois Stevenson, Fred (Lynn) … Read more

Robert Bell

October 31, 1937 – May 21, 2020 Bob passed away in Claresholm on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the age of 82. He was predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Elizabeth Bell as well as sisters: Florence (John) Matz and Jean (Leo) Haugen. Bob is survived by his sister Anna Mae (Gordon) Mifflin as well as many nieces and nephews. … Read more

Phase 1 re-launch of economy going well, say town officials

Although the Phase 1 re-launch of the economy, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has had its challenges, the re-opening of businesses has gone well.  Recently, Mayor Doug MacPherson; Marian Carlson, the town’s chief administrative officer; and Jason Hemmaway, the town’s director of emergency management discussed the re-opening.  “Overall, things are going well,” MacPherson said. “The population as a whole, Town of Claresholm, … Read more

Singer/songwriter goes online to perform during pandemic

Singers like to sing in front of people.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, with gatherings limited to 15 people until recently, it was difficult to do that.  Stavely singing sensation Mariya Stokes found a way by going online, and she has taken good friend and roommate Allayna Van Diesen along for the ride.  Starting back on March 30, Stokes launched “Fiyah … Read more

Willow Creek Composite High school announces 2020 valedictorian

Willow Creek Composite High School has named its Grade 12 class valedictorian for 2020.  On May 21, the school announced on social media that Nadine Thyssen will be this year’s valedictorian.  Principal Jackie Kark said even with the cancellation of classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process for determining the valedictorian was not that different.  They still used school-awarded … Read more