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Swimmers win medals

Richard Froese South Peace News Two young swimmers with the High Prairie Dolphins came home with medals from the Alberta Summer Swimming Championships, Aug. 19-21 in Edmonton. Kirsten Bruder won a silver medal after placing second in girl’s 9-10 25-metre…

Commentary by Jeff Burgar A most interesting comment was made at one of our community schools a few years by a graduating student. The young gentleman, in his address said, and I paraphrase his words, “I urge everybody learn to…

by Jeff Burgar When local politicians get together with counterparts at some of the conventions and seminars they attend, even in these troubled times in Alberta, it sometimes happens there is a complaint from the “haves” of Alberta. “Haves” are…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The author of a best-selling history book is coming to the High Prairie Municipal Library Sept. 20. John Crawley wrote Lucy and the Hunters of the Mad Trapper, which reached seventh place on the Edmonton…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The difficult economic times will not stop the High Prairie and District Children’s Resource Council from holding its annual Radio Auction. Chair Lois Dunn says the board met Aug. 29 and decided to proceed with…
8 is enough!

Ebbett, Lesiuk, Tries bring home the hardware Chris Clegg South Peace News Three High Prairie and area seniors returned home with a whopping eight medals from the Canada 55 Plus Games in Brampton, Ont. Aug. 17-18. Frank Tries, 82, of…
Rain did not stop the Capitals Golf Tournament

Tom Henihan Spotlight On the morning of Saturday September 3, it was doubtful if the second annual Sucker Creep Capitals Fall 4 Ball Tournament would go ahead. Those who had already shown up asked tournament organizer Lonnie Willier if he…
Local wild game butcher has 40 years of experience

Mac Olsen Spotlight Whether you have a white-tailed doe or a bull moose carcass, or even a cattle carcass, Blaine Bebeau and his daughter, Lorriann Bebeau, provide an outstanding product for sausage, pepperoni and hamburger. “With forty years of meat…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 A playful and generous spirit make you a favorite friend to have around, Aries. Many may be clamoring for your attention, and you do not know where to direct it first. TAURUS – Apr 21/May…
No straps required with this trail camera mount

Mac Olsen Spotlight Hunters and property owners using trail cameras to keep an eye on what’s traveling through a piece of land now have an easy way to mount them without the necessity of straps. James Tupper, owner of Carcajou…

Neil Holmes was born Sept. 10, 1940 in Yellow Grass, Sask., and passed away Aug. 21, 2016 at the age of 75 years. Recently of High Prairie, and formerly of Red Deer and Drayton Valley, Alta., Neil was initially from…

Donald Victor Adams was born on Jan. 26, 1932 in Calgary and passed away on Aug. 20, 2016 at the age of 84 years. Donald was the fourth of seven children born to Victor and Flora Adams. He lived his…

1912: J.A. Hackletts arrives in Grouard to start and open a new cigar store. 1915: Grouard town council sends Judge Beck to Edmonton to meet with Premier Sifton to try to get the government to shoulder a portion of the…
Outlaws kick off inaugural season

Richard Froese South Peace News Bantam football for ages 12-15 made its official debut in High Prairie as the Outlaws hosted the Peace River Prospectors on Aug. 26. Jayden Rothwell ran for a 58-yard touchdown early in the second half…
Program in the books!

Richard Froese South Peace News Almost 100 children enhanced their literacy skills during the TD Summer Reading Club at High Prairie Municipal Library that wrapped up Aug. 26. “We had 93 children this year, with half of them in the…