Museum, visitor information centre busy this summer

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterThe summer staff at the Claresholm and District Museum have been busy in the museum and visitor information centre all season long.Jordyn Wallace, who is the museum’s communications and public relations assistant, looks after the visitor information centre which is located in the station building on Highway 2 going through town.She welcomes visitors and answers … Read more

Claresholm RCMP welcomes new member to town

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterThe Claresholm RCMP has welcomed a new member, who brings a range of experience in rural policing.Constable Chad Lengsfeld started in Claresholm near the beginning of July, and has been getting to know the community.“It’s been good,” he said.Originally from Calgary, he worked there before joining the RCMP, where his first posting was in Hanna in 2018.Now … Read more

Dunlop family receives BMO Farm Family Award

By Frank McTighe Local Press ContributorA fifth generation Granum-area farm family was among 19 recipients of Farm Family Awards on July 11 at the Calgary Stampede.The Dunlop family was recognized during an awards ceremony hosted by sponsor BMO at Stampede Park.The 19 recipient families were treated to a reception and brunch and an afternoon at the Calgary Stampede rodeo.They also … Read more

Gospel singer with local roots at Willow Creek jamboree

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterDuane Roset calls her one of the bestsopranos in this genre of music.Roset, who heads the trio fittingly called “Roset”, was referring to Claresholm native Charlene Brummund (née Baker), when they performed at this past weekend’s Willow Creek Gospel Music Jamboree.When she introduced herself during Friday night’s performance, Brummund said she was glad to be … Read more

‘The Range’ hits the road for second straight year

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterThe Centennial Park Campground was bulging with cyclists ready to hit the road on Saturday morning.Then they headed out on a rolling start on a ride that would take the better part of four hours or more.The event was “The Range”, a 128-kilometre endurance gravel cycling event that headed west of Claresholm, through the gravel … Read more

Learn-A-Lot Playschool teacher retiring after 20 years

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterA new face will be greeting children at Learn-A-Lot Playschool when the new year begins in September.After exactly 20 years as the playschool teacher, Carol Van Rootselaar has decided to retire.“It’s good to quit while you still love it,” she said. “It’s time to let someone else take over.“I have a good strong board, that I know would … Read more

Claresholm man first graduate of Lethbridge drug treatment court

By Rob Vogt Local Press WriterFacing incarceration for drug trafficking charges, Claresholm’s Jacob Peddle had one choice if he did not want to go to jail – drug treatment court.So he took that choice, and it has changed his life.Recently Peddle, who was the second participant in the Lethbridge drug treatment court program, became its first graduate.It all started on … Read more