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

Lions present inaugural scholarship

By Rob VogtDakota Van Langen is going to the University of Calgary to study biomedical sciences with an eye towards going to medical school.The 2023 graduate of Willow Creek Composite High School and class valedictorian will be assisted in her pursuit of that goal by a $2,500 scholarship from the Claresholm Lions Club.The Lions recently established the scholarship and plan … Read more

People learn about elder abuse and tools to address, prevent it

By Rob VogtPlanning for your senior years can include how to avoid pitfalls, estate planning, personal directives, power of attorney, and reducing financial strain.A total of about 15 people gathered at the Claresholm town office council chambers on Friday, June 23 to hear more about the subject and how it relates to elder abuse.The presentation was given by Gabrielle Kirk, … Read more

College hosts session to help plan for the future

By Rob VogtLethbridge College wants to prepare its students for all the opportunities and challenges they will face when they enter the workforce.On Friday, June 16, the college held “Road to Ready” an engagement session at the town office and multi-use community building hosted by Brad Donaldson, the college’s president and chief executive officer.He explained the session was part of … Read more

Leadership on display at elementary school

By Rob VogtWest Meadow Elementary School is developing the leaders of tomorrow – today.The school has adopted the “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and infused them into all aspects of learning at the school.On Wednesday, May 31, the school hosted a leadership day, welcoming in family, friends, supporters of the school, community partners and the public.It featured an assembly … Read more

Public education session discusses Lethbridge College and your business

By Amanda ZimmerAnother Opportunity for Growth was held by the Claresholm Economic Development Committee and Claresholm and District Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 8.This time the guests were Lethbridge College, who showcased the opportunities available to local businesses for partnership, and collaboration to benefit growth and capacity building of the business.Sara Riehl welcomed everyone, telling the crowd there are … Read more