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1915: The Grouard Board of Trade commends the Grouard News for returning to a four-page format. 1965: South Peace News apologizes to its readers for being six hours late. The reason is a recent move to its new location two…

Debra Isert, Palliative Care Coordinator, [780] 523-6438. Have you ever noticed how much of life is spent anticipating events that are about to happen? What many people don’t understand is that when we learn a loved one is dying we…

Joseph L’Heureux, Lay Minister “Repent, the kingdom of heaven is near.” [Matthew 3:2-4:17] These were the words of Jesus and John the Baptist announcing the Kingdom of God. “I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, expect others to pay attention to what you have to say this week. It may seem like no one is giving your thoughts much mind, but they’re not falling on deaf ears. TAURUS –…
Artifact of the Week – May 25, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has an old photographic projector. It is believed to have been used at Grouard Mission in the late 1800s before the Grouard boom in the early 1900s. It was donated by Aime Belanger of…

1914: The Grouard Oldtimers defeat the Federals 10-9 on a Victoria Day baseball game to open the baseball league season. Allen scores in the bottom of the ninth on an error to win the game. 1971: Lana Louise Bliss, 13,…

Our sister newspaper in Slave Lake, the Lakeside Leader, carried a news item from Slave Lake town council how Northern Lakes College hoped to be applying for a development permit soon. The permit, according to college president Ann Everatt, would…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 – Aries, expect to be very busy in the days ahead. Make a concerted effort to be more aware of what’s around you so that you don’t miss a thing. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21…

Debra Isert, Palliative Care Coordinator, [780] 523-6438. All of us need some guidance through the dark tunnel of grief: * Give yourself time to grieve. Grief does not neatly end when you return to work, or after two weeks or…
THE PAGE – May 18, 2016

What’s the last thing a redneck says, just before he dies? “Hey, y’all! Watch this!” * * * * * * * * * No rain. No clouds. An awful lot of wasps. But mosquitoes are few and far between!…
Artifact of the Week – May 18, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has several guns in its collection. This Enfield rifle was donated by Ike Lawrence in 1966. The gun is not a Lee Enfield rifle, just an Enfield. The Lee–Enfield bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle was…

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…