Larry Koshney passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at the age of 86 years old. His lifelong love, Mary, was at his side, as they were their entire 59 years of marriage.Larry will live on in the hearts of his wife Mary; and his three children, Abby (Anna), Shane (Vanessa) and Tara (Lance) Petersen. Grandpa Larry will also … Read more

M.D. of Willow Creek commits funds to start Rural Crime Watch

By Rob VogtThe Municipal District of Willow Creek will contribute $1,500 for the recruitment of members for the creation of a Rural Crime Watch.At its March 8 meeting, M.D. council was advised by Chief Administrative Officer Derrick Krizsan that administration was recommending the funds be allocated for an open house to start the process of creating a Rural Crime Watch.The … Read more

Nine local women honoured for International Women’s Day

By Rob VogtNine local women were honoured on International Women’s Day for their inspiring contributions to the community.On March 8, surprised at their places of work and around the community with a certificate, balloons, and gifts, were:• Starla Alder;• Lauren Billey;• Michelle DeDominicis;• Holly Gillespie;• Kim Gugala;• Suzy Nash;• Carolyn Williams;• Natalie Wright;• Amanda Zimmer.The recognition was the idea of … Read more

Deschamps, Florence Kathleen

May 17, 1926 – March 5, 2023 Florence Kathleen Deschamps, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, March 5, 2023 in Claresholm, Alberta. Florence leaves behind her loving children, Patricia (Randy) Ames of Claresholm, Alberta, Les (Holly) Deschamps of Stavely, Alberta and Joy (John) Oliverio of Calgary, Alberta; her 7 grandchildren, Leigh-Anna, Janel, Guy, Michael, Eryne, Mark & Darla; along with numerous … Read more

Claresholm Under-18 Thunder claim division hockey championship

By Rob VogtThe Claresholm Under-18 Thunder used a five-goal second period to break open a tight game and capture the Central Alberta Hockey League Tier-3 Red Division championship on Friday night.The Thunder hosted a combined team from Foremost and Bow Island in Game 2 of their best-of-three championship final at Claresholm Arena on March 10.The Thunder led the series 1-0 … Read more