Sarah Maetche

HINDSIGHT - Canadian comedic music pioneers the Arrogant Worms are coming to Lacombe next weekend. The group will be playing at St. Andrew’s United Church on Dec. 5th.

The Arrogant Worms to play Lacombe next weekend

It’s rare that a musical group lasts on the scene more than five years, let alone 25 years, but that’s the reality for the Arrogant Worms.

HINDSIGHT - Canadian comedic music pioneers the Arrogant Worms are coming to Lacombe next weekend. The group will be playing at St. Andrew’s United Church on Dec. 5th.

Friends of Iron Ridge Society seeking volunteers for playground

The Friends of the Iron Ridge Campus Society (FIRCS) will be fundraising for playground equipment for the new facility.

REMEMBERING - Nick Melnechuk

Air Force veteran recalls life during Second World War

Nick Melnechuk, 93, of Lacombe, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force

REMEMBERING - Nick Melnechuk
IN MEMORIAM - Due to the fundraising efforts and determination of the Lest We Forget Club

The lasting impact of the Lest We Forget Club

It is due to efforts of a group of enthusiastic women in Lacombe almost a century ago that we have this park and a place to remember.

IN MEMORIAM - Due to the fundraising efforts and determination of the Lest We Forget Club
EARTWARMING - Cow Patti Theatre Company Artistic Producing Director AnnaMarie Lea sits in the ’70s themed set of Central Alberta-based theatre company’s upcoming production Ethan Claymore. Shows run at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club. The production debuts on Nov. 19th and runs through to Dec. 19th.

Cow Patti Theatre launches season with comedy Ethan Claymore

In Cow Patti Theatre’s latest production Ethan Claymore, kicking off the 19th season, we learn that miracles still do happen

EARTWARMING - Cow Patti Theatre Company Artistic Producing Director AnnaMarie Lea sits in the ’70s themed set of Central Alberta-based theatre company’s upcoming production Ethan Claymore. Shows run at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club. The production debuts on Nov. 19th and runs through to Dec. 19th.

Passport to Christmas starts on Monday

Now running for the fourth year, it’s that time of year again for Passport to Christmas.

SAFETY FIRST - Two Agrium employees in hazmat suits respond to a call of a leak of hydrous ammonia. The incident was an emergency training exercise to practice mutual cooperation between regional partners.

Emergency training exercise showcases regional partnership

It began with a call to 9-1-1. An alleged hazardous material was seen leaking from a truck parked in an industrial lot along 46th St.

SAFETY FIRST - Two Agrium employees in hazmat suits respond to a call of a leak of hydrous ammonia. The incident was an emergency training exercise to practice mutual cooperation between regional partners.
LOCAL COLOUR - Lacombian Warren Kreway recounted his journey to the Ukraine during a presentation at the LMC on Oct. 22nd.

Local Colour series: man recounts his journey to Ukraine

As the first installment of the Local Colour speaker series Lacombian Warren Kreway shared his experience of traveling to the Ukraine

LOCAL COLOUR - Lacombian Warren Kreway recounted his journey to the Ukraine during a presentation at the LMC on Oct. 22nd.

City extends land abeyance to C4 for one more year

Plans for the Cranna Community Cultural Centre (C4) continue to move forward.

TRADITION - The Royal Canadian Legion Lacombe Branch No. 79 members Jim Pratt (left) and Calvin Swarbrick (right) presented Mayor Steve Christie with a symbolic first poppy on Oct. 27th at City Hall. The annual presentation kicks off the annual poppy campaign in Lacombe.

Poppy campaign kicks off in Lacombe Friday

The Lacombe Legion will be kicking off the annual poppy campaign tomorrow.

TRADITION - The Royal Canadian Legion Lacombe Branch No. 79 members Jim Pratt (left) and Calvin Swarbrick (right) presented Mayor Steve Christie with a symbolic first poppy on Oct. 27th at City Hall. The annual presentation kicks off the annual poppy campaign in Lacombe.

Local woman represents Alberta in livestock judging competition

A local woman has returned from competing in a prestigious North American livestock competition.

CELEBRATION - Businesses in Blackfalds were recognized at the 2015 Business of the Year Awards last Friday. Hosted by the Blackfalds and District Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Blackfalds Economic Development and Tourism Board

Businesses in Blackfalds recognized in Business of the Year Awards

Businesses in Blackfalds were recognized last Friday evening during the 2015 Business of the Year Awards.

CELEBRATION - Businesses in Blackfalds were recognized at the 2015 Business of the Year Awards last Friday. Hosted by the Blackfalds and District Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Blackfalds Economic Development and Tourism Board
VICTORY - Conservative MP for Red Deer-Lacombe Blaine Calkins was re-elected in Monday night’s federal election. Calkins greeted supporters at his campaign office in Red Deer on Monday evening.

Calkins re-elected in Red Deer-Lacombe riding

It may be four years later, but the voters in the Red Deer-Lacombe riding have again elected a Conservative MP.

VICTORY - Conservative MP for Red Deer-Lacombe Blaine Calkins was re-elected in Monday night’s federal election. Calkins greeted supporters at his campaign office in Red Deer on Monday evening.
NEW BEGINNINGS - Ground was broken for St. Gregory the Great Catholic School in Blackfalds on Tuesday morning. From left is Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr

Ground breaks on St. Gregory the Great Catholic School

Ground was broken for St. Gregory the Great Catholic School in Blackfalds on Tuesday morning.

NEW BEGINNINGS - Ground was broken for St. Gregory the Great Catholic School in Blackfalds on Tuesday morning. From left is Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Ron Orr
SUPPORT - A Better World Canada recently received a donation of $12

Lacombe Rotary Club supports A Better World school project

This past Friday, the Lacombe Rotary Club continued on their support of A Better World Canada (ABW) and a school project in Kenya.

SUPPORT - A Better World Canada recently received a donation of $12

Liberals form a majority government

The nation saw a surge of support for the Liberal party on Monday night

HOPE - A local family is fundraising to build a sensory room in their home. From left

Family fundraising to build sensory room in their home

GoFundMe Account set up to help boy with ongoing therapy

HOPE - A local family is fundraising to build a sensory room in their home. From left
DAY DREAMS - Lacombe native Laurel Deedrick-Mayne penned an enthralling novel on life during the Second World War and beyond. The fictional piece tells the tale of three individuals in the throws of youth and the after effects of the war.

Lacombe native pens novel about WW2 and life afterwards

Laurel Deedrick-Mayne to host two upcoming events in Central Alberta

DAY DREAMS - Lacombe native Laurel Deedrick-Mayne penned an enthralling novel on life during the Second World War and beyond. The fictional piece tells the tale of three individuals in the throws of youth and the after effects of the war.
NEW LOOK - The Gallery on Main is being transformed for the season. Upwards of 80 Alberta artists will be showing their creations in the gallery and during the opening ‘Fall Extravaganza’ reception.

Art show to showcase 80 Alberta artists

The finishing touches are being carefully made on each display, painting and handmade creation at the Gallery on Main.

NEW LOOK - The Gallery on Main is being transformed for the season. Upwards of 80 Alberta artists will be showing their creations in the gallery and during the opening ‘Fall Extravaganza’ reception.
BOUNTIFUL HARVEST – Nine combines

Central Alberta Foodgrains project celebrates 20 years

Nine combines and many helping hands brought in the Central Alberta Foodgrains Charity Growing Project harvest this past Saturday.

BOUNTIFUL HARVEST – Nine combines