‘Stones and Bones’ at museum this weekend

By Rob VogtIf you have found an old arrowhead or bone in your yard or field, it may provide a clue to the history of the area.This weekend, the Archaeological Society of Alberta Calgary and Lethbridge Centres is hosting an artifact and fossil identification weekend at the Claresholm and District Museum.The “Stones and Bones Weekend” takes place Saturday, May 11 … Read more

Museum opens new exhibit of dolls

By Rob VogtLooking back, for many children dolls are their “Cherished Childhood Friends”.On Dec. 1, the Claresholm and District Museum held an official opening for its brand new exhibit, a collection of more than 250 dolls from Gwendolen Toone, fittingly called, “Cherished Childhood Friends.”Members of the Toone family, including Gwendolen’s daughters Betty and Marie and son Bill, were on hand … Read more

M.D. denies request to move monument from airport to Claresholm

By Rob VogtA request to move the Royal Canadian Air Force Monument located at the Claresholm airport into town has been denied.The decision came at the June 14 meeting of M.D. council after they reviewed the request, made by the Town of Claresholm.Coun. Evan Berger said moving it into town means the monument will be seen, otherwise there is no … 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

Claresholm mayor pays tribute to McKinney, Famous 5

By Lawrence Gleason – Local Press Writer“You’re a hard act to follow!”That was the complimentary comment of Claresholm Mayor Chelsae Petrovic, delivering her speech after her fellow invited municipal leader, Okotoks Mayor Tanya Thorn, as the pair addressed the Oct. 19 Pink Tea at the Claresholm Public Library, marking the 93rd anniversary of the Person’s Case.Okotoks Mayor Thorn was a … Read more