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1914: Schaffer and Weigh open the Rex Theatre in Grouard. 1964: Over 1,000 cars crowd the High Prairie Fairgrounds to take in the Elks Car Bingo. Bill McCue wins the 1964 Plymouth. 1973: The McLennan Chamber of Commerce announces a…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your tendency this week is to escape into your mind and imagination. While that’s fine for a little while, pretty soon you have to come back down to earth. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21…
Artifact-of-the-Week – May 11, 2016

A 1940 calendar from Heber Keay, a dealer for Cockshutt farm machinery in High Prairie, was donated to the High Prairie and District Museum. Heber Keay was George Keay’s father. Calendars were printed by businesses 76 years ago for the…

1915: The Grouard News reports B. Kelly, in charge of government drainage at Heart River, picks up a rock, has it tested and discovers gold-bearing quartz. 1915: The Grouard News reports the decision to not build a branch line of…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 A restless spirit is the catalyst for a new project, Aries. This week you dive right into something that will take up all of your mental energy. Try to avoid slacking off in other areas.…

Pastor Brian Gilroy, High Prairie Church of the Nazarene Whatever happened to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”? As a society, we seem to have forgotten how to treat one another. For a growing number…

1914: Grouard’s town secretary, J.E. Cook, resigns. The news is not surprising to council. 1914: The laying of boards for the new tennis courts in Grouard begins. 1925: The new home at Joussard’s St. Bruno Mission School is blessed. 1939:…
Artifact of the Week – May 4, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a collection of patterns in its collection. Women frequently purchased patterns to make clothes, much more often that today. In the photo is a pattern donated by Olive Cartwright in 1973. Each week,…

Debra Isert, Palliative Care Coordinator, [780] 523-6438. * A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it flies on again. And though we wish it…

Pastor Luc Portelance, High Prairie Victory Life Church Romans 8:24-25 – For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Things seem to be in high gear this week, Aries. Others around you are just as boisterous, and it may even seem manic. Exercise a little extra patience to get through. TAURUS – Apr 21/May…

May 04, 2016 Media inquiries Public safety remains the key priority as the wildfire in Fort McMurray continues to burn. Provincial fire crews continue their efforts to reduce the threat to property and infrastructure. Current situation The Alberta government has…

A dry winter and a dry spring has farmers on their fields early this year. That’s the good news. The bad news right across the board is low moisture levels and a fire season shaping up to be one of…

1962: Peace River jeweler Bud Dennis is elected to carry to Social Credit banner in the June 18 federal election. 1969: St. Mark’s Anglican Church observes the 60th anniversary of the church in High Prairie. G.A. Crawley, rector of the…