Phase 1 re-launch of economy going well, say town officials

Although the Phase 1 re-launch of the economy, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has had its challenges, the re-opening of businesses has gone well.  Recently, Mayor Doug MacPherson; Marian Carlson, the town’s chief administrative officer; and Jason Hemmaway, the town’s director of emergency management discussed the re-opening.  “Overall, things are going well,” MacPherson said. “The population as a whole, Town of Claresholm, … Read more

Willow Creek Composite High school announces 2020 valedictorian

Willow Creek Composite High School has named its Grade 12 class valedictorian for 2020.  On May 21, the school announced on social media that Nadine Thyssen will be this year’s valedictorian.  Principal Jackie Kark said even with the cancellation of classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process for determining the valedictorian was not that different.  They still used school-awarded … Read more

Drop-in centre receives grant; foundation seeks donations

The Claresholm Seniors Drop-in Centre is one of 15 non-profit organizations to receive a COVID-19 Response and Recovery Grants Program grant from the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta. On April 30, the foundation announced the Claresholm Seniors Drop-In Centre received $10,000 to support grocery and medication delivery, meal preparation and delivery, and safety and well-being check-ins for seniors. … Read more