Long-time corporal retires from the Claresholm RCMP Detachment

By Rob VogtIt is hard to believe that it has been almost 16 years since Corporal Dalyn Orsten arrived with his young family to become the new corporal of the Claresholm RCMP detachment.That journey, as a police officer, has come to an end as Orsten has announced his retirement from the police service.Orsten graduated from Depot, the RCMP training centre, … Read more

Winter Festival this Saturday at community centre

By Rob VogtIt will be a day of fun for family and people of all ages.Winter Festival will take over the Claresholm Community Centre this Saturday, March 11, starting at 12 noon with opening remarks by dignitaries.“I think it’s going to be a great event,” said Megan McClung of the Town of Claresholm who is helping organize the event.At 12:30 p.m., Claresholm and … Read more

Claresholm contributes more than 3,000 shoe boxes

By Rob VogtThis year, once again, residents in Claresholm and area helped those in need by packing and sending off 3,163 shoe boxes filled with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and many other items during the 2022 Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign.These shoeboxes go all over the world including to children in need in Ukraine, the Philippines, Central America, and … Read more

Godley’s Jewellery closes after 111 years serving the community

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterIf you close your eyes and listen carefully, you can almost feel George Godley at his bench carefully repairing a watch.And his sharply-dressed son Geoff and his elegant wife Jessie, attending to the needs of every customer who comes to their jewellery store.And their daughter Vanessa, first as a teenager doing the engraving, then … Read more

Cobras win tournament opener; take fourth

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterThe Willow Creek Composite High School senior varsity boys basketball team welcomed teams from around Southern Alberta this past weekend in their annual Cobra Classic tournament, taking fourth after winning their opener in convincing fashion.The Cobras hosted the Three Hills Royals, winning by a score of 98-40.Scoring for Claresholm were Hayden McClung with 25 … Read more

Lunch and learn session discusses estate planning

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterResidents and community members learned more about wills, enduring powers of attorney, and personal directives at a recent Lunch and Learn.On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Cottonwood Village Retirement Residence and Claresholm and District Family and Community Support Services hosted local lawyer Kendall Schille to talk about estate planning.She began by explaining there are three … Read more