Willow Creek 4-H District holds communications speak off

By Alexis Way – Willow Creek District 4-H and Fort Macleod Midnight Riders 4-H Horse ClubWell, it was a blistery snowy Saturday afternoon, on March 2 as the Willow Creek 4-H District Communications 2023-2024 speak offs were hosted at Granum School. There were 30 members participating, between the Claresholm Beef, Claresholm Multi, Fort Macleod Beef, Fort Macleod Midnight Riders, and … Read more

Priorities for new social studies curriculum

By Rob VogtThe provincial government has begun the process of reviewing and re-drafting the elementary school social studies curriculum, and recently released the results of a survey on what Albertans think the priorities should be.In a Dec. 14 release, the provincial government noted Albertans are looking for a stronger focus on history and global events in the new social studies … Read more

High school to take part in electric vehicle challenge

By Rob VogtWillow Creek Composite High School is just one of three schools in Alberta selected to participate in a unique challenge.Edison Motors, of Merritt, B.C, is putting on a competition for high schools that will have each school build an electric go-kart, and compete in a series of challenges.Teacher Mark Oakes said the Edison High School EV Challenge will … Read more

Stavely school parents, staff learn how children’s brains learn

By Rob VogtUnderstanding how children learn is an important part of their education.On Oct. 18, Stavely Elementary School welcomed Dr. Chris Mattatall from the University of Lethbridge, who discussed how children’s brains learn.“Parents are heroes, teachers are heroes,” he opened, adding many teachers treat students as their own.Children are born with billions of neurons, he explained.“We have an amazing brain,” … Read more

New school board trustee elected

By Rob VogtKathy Charchun has won the byelection for the vacant trustee position in Ward 1 of the Livingstone Range School Division.Voters went to the polls on Oct. 4 in Ward 1, which includes Granum, Claresholm, Stavely and Nanton, and chose Charchun.The results are:• Kathy Charchun, 155 votes;• Greg Graves, 113 votes;• Cindy Pineo, 90 votes;• Cody Lauscher, 66 votes;• … Read more

Students discuss life in the Philippines at Claresholm Social Centre

By Rob VogtIt was an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the culture of the Philippines from three students who are actually from that country.On Tuesday, Sept. 26, about 16 people attended the first in a cultural series held at the Claresholm Social Centre. It was a presentation by Jillian Castro, Aldrean Cristobol, and Jasmine Santos who are all … Read more

Claresholm native named University of Lethbridge Young Alumnus of the Year

By Rob VogtA Claresholm native has been named the University of Lethbridge Alumni Association 2023 Young Alumnus of the Year.On Sept. 20, the alumni association announced Claresholm native Dr. Amy Mack has been named the recipient of the award.A release from the University of Lethbridge stated that, committed to equity, the work of reconciliation and the promotion of democracy, as … Read more