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Selling pies and cheescake at the Lacombe SPring Trade SHow. (Submitted)

Lacombe area IODE chapter celebrating 100 years of community service

For 100 years the Lord Lascelles Chapter of the IODE (International Order…

Grade 12 student Scarlet Jones aims the bag to score a point. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Central Alberta students unite over Special Olympics unified sport

Eckville high school hosted over 30 students from across six communities

Demolition of the Imperial Lumber Company building that stood where the BMO parking lot is now back in the 1970s. (Archival Image LDHS 2021.14.202. Supplied by the Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments <a href="http://www.lacombemuseum.com/">www.lacombemuseum.com</a>)

Lacombe looks back

Demolition of the Imperial Lumber Company building that stood where the BMO…

  • May 15, 2022
The Blackfalds Days Parade in 2016. The three-day festival returns for 2022 , June 16 - 19. (Black Press)

Blackfalds days returns for 2022

The Town of Blackfalds has announced the return of Blackfalds Days after…

  • May 11, 2022
The Blackfalds Days Parade in 2016. The three-day festival returns for 2022 , June 16 - 19. (Black Press)
WCPS drivers Dodo Freerksen, Sheila Talbott, and Jerry Witvot will be moving on to the Provincial School Bus Roadeo on June 4 in Nisku. (Submitted)

WCPS drivers move on to provincial bus road-e-o

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) had three contestants compete at the Local…

  • May 11, 2022
WCPS drivers Dodo Freerksen, Sheila Talbott, and Jerry Witvot will be moving on to the Provincial School Bus Roadeo on June 4 in Nisku. (Submitted)
Left to right, the Hultink Family; Molly, Deb and Mike, Christy Ravndahl-George from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Cilantro and Chive Co-owner Rieley Kay. (Submitted)

Teen’s mission carries on through family and community

The Hultink family from Lacombe and Lacombe’s Cilantro and Chive location have…

  • May 9, 2022
Left to right, the Hultink Family; Molly, Deb and Mike, Christy Ravndahl-George from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Cilantro and Chive Co-owner Rieley Kay. (Submitted)
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gourly. Mr. Gourly owned a lumber yard on Barnett (50th) Avenue and built the Lakeside School and the first St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. (Archival Image LDHS 93.1.269 Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)

Lacombe looks back

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gourly. Mr. Gourly owned a lumber yard on…

  • May 1, 2022
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gourly. Mr. Gourly owned a lumber yard on Barnett (50th) Avenue and built the Lakeside School and the first St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. (Archival Image LDHS 93.1.269 Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)
Rotary Club of Lacombe Daybreak was on hand with their Shelter Box display at the Lacombe Chamber of Commerce Spring Trade Show on April 22 and 23. (Rotary Club of Lacombe Daybreak)

Rotary club exceeds Shelter Box donation goal

Rotary Club of Lacombe Daybreak has exceeded their goal for Shelter Box…

Rotary Club of Lacombe Daybreak was on hand with their Shelter Box display at the Lacombe Chamber of Commerce Spring Trade Show on April 22 and 23. (Rotary Club of Lacombe Daybreak)
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Oliver Brewer at Brewer’s Beach, Gull lake with a fine fish catch. (Archival Image LDHS 2013.4.1. Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)

Lacombe looks back

Oliver Brewer at Brewer’s Beach, Gull lake with a fine fish catch.…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Oliver Brewer at Brewer’s Beach, Gull lake with a fine fish catch. (Archival Image LDHS 2013.4.1. Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)
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Heartland Riders kick-off club season

Looking for a few new members to join their antics this year

(Liam Harrap/BLACK PRESS)
Lacombe Composite High Schools leadership club. Front row left to right, Jill Cosman, Cadence Gordon, Violet Neumann, Bonnie Kim, Rissa Waqatabu. Back Row (left to right): Owen Jeffries, Madison Guinto, Hannah Blokland, Leah Pallot, Katelyn Froehler, Anna Wakaryk, Shaza Tahir, Venessa Yost. (Submitted)

LCHS students hatch chickens, open EPICC garden and more this term

Students at Ecole Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School (LCHS) have had a…

  • Apr 21, 2022
Lacombe Composite High Schools leadership club. Front row left to right, Jill Cosman, Cadence Gordon, Violet Neumann, Bonnie Kim, Rissa Waqatabu. Back Row (left to right): Owen Jeffries, Madison Guinto, Hannah Blokland, Leah Pallot, Katelyn Froehler, Anna Wakaryk, Shaza Tahir, Venessa Yost. (Submitted)
(L-R) Mariska Konnik, Isabella Konnik, Councillor Reuben Konnik, Lucas Konnik, and Jacob Konnik in a past Pitch-In Week cleanup. (Photo submitted by the City of Lacombe)

20-minute makeover for Lacombe during Pitch-In Week

City council members are hoping residents will help them give Lacombe a…

(L-R) Mariska Konnik, Isabella Konnik, Councillor Reuben Konnik, Lucas Konnik, and Jacob Konnik in a past Pitch-In Week cleanup. (Photo submitted by the City of Lacombe)
(Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Newest addition to Lacombe’s mural project

Another piece of Lacombe’s history has been unveiled. The Lacombe and District…

  • Apr 18, 2022
(Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Gull Lake circa 1920. (Red Deer Archives P454)

Lacombe looks back

Gull Lake circa 1920. (Red Deer Archives P454)

  • Apr 16, 2022
Gull Lake circa 1920. (Red Deer Archives P454)
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Lacombe seniors encouraged to take part in fall prevention program

Lacombe seniors are being encouraged to be proactive with their ‘fall health’…

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Lacombe FCSS initiative sees teams help with community projects

Over the next few months, Lacombe and District FCSS will be on…

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A woman browses produce at the Lacombe farmer's market. (Lacombe Express file photo)

Lacombe farmers market moves to new day and time

The Lacombe Farmer’s Market is changing their days of operation for the…

A woman browses produce at the Lacombe farmer's market. (Lacombe Express file photo)
Alberta and Ellie have returned to their nest the Ellis Bird farm. Photo is from the 2020 summer season. (Myrna Pearman/Ellisbirdfarm.ca )

A few new things around the Ellis Bird Farm this season

The Ellis Bird Farm is coming out of hibernation and getting ready…

Alberta and Ellie have returned to their nest the Ellis Bird farm. Photo is from the 2020 summer season. (Myrna Pearman/Ellisbirdfarm.ca )
Spring flooded street in Lacombe, year unknown. (Archival Image LDHS 90.1.473. Lacombe District Historical Society. Questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)

Lacombe looks back

Spring flooded street in Lacombe, year unknown. (Archival Image LDHS 90.1.473. Lacombe…

Spring flooded street in Lacombe, year unknown. (Archival Image LDHS 90.1.473. Lacombe District Historical Society. Questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)