Mark Weber

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Bentley Blessing Pantry continues to faithfully serve the community

‘We just wanted to make everyone aware that we are still here to serve you throughout this coming year.’

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Stettler’s Renegade Station members are thrilled with the news of several nominations in this year’s Country Music Albert Awards.
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Stettler’s own Renegade Station lands several Country Music Alberta nominations

Categories included ‘Group of the Year’, ‘Horizon Single of the Year’, ‘Interactive Artist of the Year’ and ‘Fan’s Choice Award’

Stettler’s Renegade Station members are thrilled with the news of several nominations in this year’s Country Music Albert Awards.
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Judy Birdsell, who now calls Calgary home, has been selected to the Order of Canada for her, ‘Extensive contributions to improving health care and the quality of life for patients in Alberta and across Canada.
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Former Stettler resident Judy Birdsell selected for the Order of Canada

Birdsell has been honoured for her extensive contributions to improving health care and the quality of life for patients

Judy Birdsell, who now calls Calgary home, has been selected to the Order of Canada for her, ‘Extensive contributions to improving health care and the quality of life for patients in Alberta and across Canada.
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Stettler’s Points West Living confirms seven COVID-19 cases

Cases include five residents and two staff members

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Cindy Savage

Brightening up the Christmas season through the gift of flowers in Stettler

‘The community is full of very generous, kind-hearted people who really have a lot of empathy for what is going on.’

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Making the season brighter for Stettler’s Points West residents

Community members and staff create a ‘virtual’ Christmas concert

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

One confirmed case of COVID-19 at Rimbey’s Valley View Manor

As COVID-19 cases rise within and surrounding the Town of Rimbey, the town is following all provincial mandates

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
A scene from last year’s Light the Night fundraiser at the Stettler Town and Country Museum. This year’s rendition is on a drive-through basis only, but it still promises to be a not-to-be-missed seasonal highlight. (Independent file photo)

Stettler Town and Country Museum hosts ‘Light the Night’

This year’s rendition is drive-through only, but will still prove to be a dazzling display

A scene from last year’s Light the Night fundraiser at the Stettler Town and Country Museum. This year’s rendition is on a drive-through basis only, but it still promises to be a not-to-be-missed seasonal highlight. (Independent file photo)
Janelle Robinson owns and operates Spirit’s Respite Ranch near Stettler. The Ranch, just north of Stettler, is an animal therapy ranch that helps those with special needs and conditions ranging from PTSD to anxiety. (Mark Weber/Stettler Independent)

Spirit’s Respite Ranch near Stettler provides support through animal interaction

‘I also come from a family of doers - if something that is needed isn’t there, you just figure it out’

Janelle Robinson owns and operates Spirit’s Respite Ranch near Stettler. The Ranch, just north of Stettler, is an animal therapy ranch that helps those with special needs and conditions ranging from PTSD to anxiety. (Mark Weber/Stettler Independent)
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Rimbey Christian School students experience the joy of giving

Grades three and four students raised $2,000 for Somalian children

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Russ and Luanne Carl are sharing about their experiences of fighting COVID-19 this past summer. (Photo submitted)

Stettler couple opens up about COVID-19 battle

Luanne and Russ Carl urge others to bolster personal safety measures amidst ongoing pandemic

Russ and Luanne Carl are sharing about their experiences of fighting COVID-19 this past summer. (Photo submitted)
Central Alberta author Eleanor Bertin thrilled to mark latest novel release

Central Alberta author Eleanor Bertin thrilled to mark latest novel release

Bertin joins other authors for a book signing at Stettler’s Sweet Home on Main on Oct. 3rd

Central Alberta author Eleanor Bertin thrilled to mark latest novel release
Lacombe-based author Fran Kimmel to lead writers’ workshop in Stettler

Lacombe-based author Fran Kimmel to lead writers’ workshop in Stettler

Kimmel’s novels include Shore Girl and No Good Asking

Lacombe-based author Fran Kimmel to lead writers’ workshop in Stettler
Bolstering awareness is the key reason behind Overdose Awareness Day

Bolstering awareness is the key reason behind Overdose Awareness Day

A special event was held Aug. 31st at Stettler FCSS to mark the day as well

Bolstering awareness is the key reason behind Overdose Awareness Day
Central Alberta rancher-turned-writer brings life experiences into fiction

Central Alberta rancher-turned-writer brings life experiences into fiction

J.L. Cole explores the complexities of relationships in debut novel Silver Heights

Central Alberta rancher-turned-writer brings life experiences into fiction
Stettler Food Bank Manager Betty Birch receives a donation from the Clearview School District totalling $89,000 from Board Trustee Becky Scott and Board Chair Greg Hayden. The funds came from the Province’s School Nutrition Program which was allocated to the district but wasn’t completely used due to school shutdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic.                                Mark Weber/Stettler Independent

Clearview Public Schools donated $89,000 to the Stettler Food Bank

Funds from the Province’s School Nutrition Program were split amongst Stettler, Castor, Coronation and Big Valley

Stettler Food Bank Manager Betty Birch receives a donation from the Clearview School District totalling $89,000 from Board Trustee Becky Scott and Board Chair Greg Hayden. The funds came from the Province’s School Nutrition Program which was allocated to the district but wasn’t completely used due to school shutdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic.                                Mark Weber/Stettler Independent
Porter and Clay Kneeland show some of their hydro-dipped birdhouses they have been constructing the past while. The talented brothers have been selling the birdhouses and donating the proceeds as well.                                photo submitted

Stettler area brothers put creative skills towards superb causes

Clay and Porter Kneeland are constructing hydro-dipped birdhouses

Porter and Clay Kneeland show some of their hydro-dipped birdhouses they have been constructing the past while. The talented brothers have been selling the birdhouses and donating the proceeds as well.                                photo submitted
Town of Stettler continues to closely monitor ‘re-opening’ process

Town of Stettler continues to closely monitor ‘re-opening’ process

Lions Campground is open at half-capacity for long-term stays

Town of Stettler continues to closely monitor ‘re-opening’ process
Stettler resident learns about the positive role of garter snakes

Stettler resident learns about the positive role of garter snakes

Penny Tash was initially wary of the snakes, but came to see their important role in the environment

Stettler resident learns about the positive role of garter snakes
Stettler Food bank staff grateful for solid community support

Stettler Food bank staff grateful for solid community support

A partnership with FCSS has allowed for a new hamper deliver service as well

Stettler Food bank staff grateful for solid community support