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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)
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Library spice subscription adds a little zest to Lacombe’s dinner plates

Home chefs will need a bit more room in their spice cabinet…

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Crestomere 4-H multi club report

Greetings to the community, over the past while we have been a…

  • Apr 5, 2022
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Nearly 46 per cent of Canadians are stressed or worried about coping with uncertainty. (Pixabay photo)

Feel like you’re running on empty these days? You’re not alone

For two years, COVID-19 has plagued us. And for two years, the…

  • Mar 26, 2022
Nearly 46 per cent of Canadians are stressed or worried about coping with uncertainty. (Pixabay photo)
Medicine Lodge Ski Hill. (Submitted)

Medicine Lodge Ski Hill celebrates 60th anniversary

Medicine Lodge Ski Hill, located just 15 km west of Bentley, Alta.,…

Medicine Lodge Ski Hill. (Submitted)
Okawimaw Asksisis is Cree for “little mother earth ” and is the official name of the EPICC garden at LCHS. (Christi Albers-Manicke/Lacombe Express)

Official name of EPICC garden at Lacombe Composite High School unveiled

The official name of the Educational Pollantator Indigenous Carbon Capture (EPICC) garden…

Okawimaw Asksisis is Cree for “little mother earth ” and is the official name of the EPICC garden at LCHS. (Christi Albers-Manicke/Lacombe Express)
With spring just around the corner we are going to be seeing street cleaning shortly. Here is the job 1960's style. (Archival Image LDHS 2021.1.177 Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments www.lacombemuseum.com)

Lacombe looks back

With spring just around the corner, we are going to be seeing…

  • Mar 20, 2022
With spring just around the corner we are going to be seeing street cleaning shortly. Here is the job 1960's style. (Archival Image LDHS 2021.1.177 Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments www.lacombemuseum.com)
Blindman Valley Lions Club members Suzanne and Dave Letshyscyn were chosen as the new District Governor and Vice district governor. (Submitted)

Lions Club members elect new faces to district’s two top spots

A unique husband-wife team of Blindman Valley Lions club makes history with latest elect

Blindman Valley Lions Club members Suzanne and Dave Letshyscyn were chosen as the new District Governor and Vice district governor. (Submitted)
Dean Vig had a visitor at his home near Rimbey. (Submitted by Dean Vig)

Wise visitor

Dean Vig had a visitor at his home near Rimbey. (Submitted by…

  • Mar 17, 2022
Dean Vig had a visitor at his home near Rimbey. (Submitted by Dean Vig)
The current Lacombe and District museum archives at the Micher House have been outgrowing its space for a while now. The recent funding will help the museum move the archives to their new. home in the Flatiron building. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)

Lacombe Historical Society inches closer to opening Michener House, moving archives

County will fund contribution from the recreation capital assistance reserve

The current Lacombe and District museum archives at the Micher House have been outgrowing its space for a while now. The recent funding will help the museum move the archives to their new. home in the Flatiron building. (Christi Albers-Manicke/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Donna Tugwood (Submitted)

Preparing our hearts during the season of Lent

“Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and shield.…

  • Mar 13, 2022
Donna Tugwood (Submitted)
The Lacombe Farmer’s Horse Sale, held in mid-March from 1925 to 1950 drew buyers from as far away as Ontario. It was the highlight of the month for locals as the number of vehicles in this 1938 photo shows. Archival Image LDHS 93.1.91 (Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)

Lacombe looks back

The Lacombe Farmer’s Horse Sale, held in mid-March from 1925 to 1950…

The Lacombe Farmer’s Horse Sale, held in mid-March from 1925 to 1950 drew buyers from as far away as Ontario. It was the highlight of the month for locals as the number of vehicles in this 1938 photo shows. Archival Image LDHS 93.1.91 (Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)
The Lacombe Cilantro and Chive location handed over a cheque for $883. The money was raised through their school, ice cream sandwich program. The restaurant served up “apple pie à la mode” throughout the month of February, the next ice cream sandwich at their Lacombe location will be the“Mini Egg” ice cream sandwich. (Submitted)

Sandwich success for Bentley school

The Lacombe Cilantro and Chive location handed over a cheque for $883.…

  • Mar 7, 2022
The Lacombe Cilantro and Chive location handed over a cheque for $883. The money was raised through their school, ice cream sandwich program. The restaurant served up “apple pie à la mode” throughout the month of February, the next ice cream sandwich at their Lacombe location will be the“Mini Egg” ice cream sandwich. (Submitted)
Mainline Motors Garage, 1991 (Archival Iimage LDHS 2021.1.10. Supplied by the Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)

Lacombe looks back

Mainline Motors Garage, 1991 (Archival Iimage LDHS 2021.1.10. Supplied by the Lacombe…

  • Mar 5, 2022
Mainline Motors Garage, 1991 (Archival Iimage LDHS 2021.1.10. Supplied by the Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)
West of the Fifth Winter Poker Run held Feb.26, 2022, raised thousands of dollars for rural Wetaskiwin County Schools. Facebook/ ‘West of the 5th Poker Run’.

Central Alberta poker run raises thousands for rural Wetaskiwin County schools

West of the Fifth Winter Poker Run raised thousands of dollars for four rural area schools

West of the Fifth Winter Poker Run held Feb.26, 2022, raised thousands of dollars for rural Wetaskiwin County Schools. Facebook/ ‘West of the 5th Poker Run’.
Children five and under will be able to attend school outdoors through Nature Skool in Bentley. (Dianne Bersea/BLACKPRESS FILE PHOTO)

Learning outside through Bentley Nature Skool

The Bentley Municipal Library has partnered with The Boho Apothecary and Studio…

Children five and under will be able to attend school outdoors through Nature Skool in Bentley. (Dianne Bersea/BLACKPRESS FILE PHOTO)
The Bentley Kitchen Band, seen here in April 1966. Each member fashioned her own instrument using everyday household gadgets. The band was formed in the 1950s. (Archival Image LDHS 2021.7.75., supplied by the Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)

Lacombe looks back

The Bentley Kitchen Band, seen here in April 1966. Each member fashioned…

  • Feb 23, 2022
The Bentley Kitchen Band, seen here in April 1966. Each member fashioned her own instrument using everyday household gadgets. The band was formed in the 1950s. (Archival Image LDHS 2021.7.75., supplied by the Lacombe and District Historical Society. Questions or comments lacombemuseum.com)
An art fan tours the Perceptions of Promise exhibit at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2011. The Glenbow Museum is believed to be the first major Canadian museum to offer free admission — permanently — thanks to a multimillion-dollar legacy donation from the family of Calgary businessman and philanthropist, the late JR Shaw. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Jewel in Alberta’s cultural crown’: Shaw family donates $35M to Glenbow Museum

Much of the money is to be used to cover general admission costs in perpetuity

An art fan tours the Perceptions of Promise exhibit at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2011. The Glenbow Museum is believed to be the first major Canadian museum to offer free admission — permanently — thanks to a multimillion-dollar legacy donation from the family of Calgary businessman and philanthropist, the late JR Shaw. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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The story of Cupid

What would Valentine’s Day be without images of a golden-tressed boy armed…

  • Feb 14, 2022
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