Alumnus delivers Remembrance Day message

By Rob VogtThis year when students, staff and family members gathered in the gymnasium at Willow Creek Composite High School for their annual Remembrance Day service, they received a very special message from a familiar face.Corporal Brittany Gallaway of the 20th Independent Field Battery Artillery Unit in Lethbridge, and a member of the high school’s graduating class of 2012, was … Read more

Life comes full circle for local man – Remembrance Day

By Rob Vogt“If you can find the north star, you’ll find your way home.”Robert Coates told his son John this lesson when he was a boy in the Scouts.The elder Coates also told that same thing to young pilots in training when he was a navigational instructor stationed at No. 15 Service Flying Training School at Claresholm during the Second … Read more

Veteran shares meaning of Remembrance Day

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterBullies have to be stopped whether it is an individual or a country.That was the message Veteran Herb Johnson brought to the students at Stavely Elementary School when he spoke at the school’s Remembrance Day service on Nov. 4.He asked students if they knew why on Nov. 11 people wore poppies, saw war movies … Read more