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There is help out there for those struggling with mental health issues. Music for Mental Health aims to connect people with those resources. (File photo)

Music for Mental Health returns to Stettler

Kalysta was 16 years-old when she took her own life, sending a…

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Old MacDonald Kennels ‘bursting at the seams’

Several fundraisers being held this spring to help with operating costs

Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

QUIZ: How well do you know the royals?

Prince Harry’s book, Spare, has been attracting plenty of attention

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Remembering Treena Mielke

It was with sadness that I heard the news of Treena Mielke’s…

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Tips for baking better Christmas cookies

Cookies and other baked treats are everywhere come the holiday season. It’s…

  • Dec 25, 2022
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Santa

How to prove that Santa stopped at your home on Christmas Eve

Are your kids looking for proof that the presents under the tree…

  • Dec 24, 2022
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Bashaw School held their Christmas concert on Dec. 15. (Photos submitted)

PHOTOS: Bashaw School’s Christmas Concert

Bashaw School held their Christmas concert on Dec. 15. (Photos submitted) (Photos…

  • Dec 24, 2022
Bashaw School held their Christmas concert on Dec. 15. (Photos submitted)
A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

QUIZ: Are you ready for winter weather?

Winter begins later this month, but is already on the ground in many parts of the country

A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kids hit the dance floor Dec. 3 during the Sugar Plum Christmas Ball. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

Bashaw’s Sugar Plum Christmas Ball made wishes come true

Bashaw’s Sugar Plum Christmas Ball was a sweet treat for all who…

Kids hit the dance floor Dec. 3 during the Sugar Plum Christmas Ball. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)
The Stettler Learning Centre held a barbecue and open house on Sept. 21. (File photo)

Stettler Learning Centre Student of the Month

Stettler Learning Centre’s student of the month is Anna Lauweryssen. Since She…

  • Nov 30, 2022
The Stettler Learning Centre held a barbecue and open house on Sept. 21. (File photo)
The Bashaw Youth Centre hosted the Festival of Trees on Nov. 26. There were treat bags and other goodies, a craft table, the decorated trees, and kids got a chance to visit with Santa. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

PHOTOS: Bashaw’s Festival of Trees

The Bashaw Youth Centre hosted the Festival of Trees on Nov. 26.…

The Bashaw Youth Centre hosted the Festival of Trees on Nov. 26. There were treat bags and other goodies, a craft table, the decorated trees, and kids got a chance to visit with Santa. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
(Facebook photo/Humbug Bazaar)

The Bashaw Humbug Bazaar opens Nov. 25

Your one-stop-shop for all things Christmas is finally here

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The Humbug Bazaar has quite the variety of homemade goods, decorations and artwork. (File photo)

The Christmas season is launching in Bashaw

The chill in the air and the first snow falls of the…

The Humbug Bazaar has quite the variety of homemade goods, decorations and artwork. (File photo)
The Stewart Family Excellence Award was presented to Hadley Prehn (Grade 7), Addison Stewart (Grade 8) and Mya Prehn (Grade 9). (Photo submitted)

Stettler’s Wm. E Hay Secondary holds awards night in October

Stettler’s Wm. E. Hay Secondary Campus celebrated junior high school students on…

The Stewart Family Excellence Award was presented to Hadley Prehn (Grade 7), Addison Stewart (Grade 8) and Mya Prehn (Grade 9). (Photo submitted)
An armada sails from England during the Second World War. (Photo submitted)

Stettler-area Remembrance Day services

The beginning of November means that Remembrance Day is just around the…

An armada sails from England during the Second World War. (Photo submitted)
Red Deer mom Abby Ward holds baby Mavis for her flu immunization on October 17. (AHS photo)

Flu immunization clinics on the way to Stettler

Alberta Health Services (AHS) will begin holding flu immunization clinics across the…

  • Nov 1, 2022
Red Deer mom Abby Ward holds baby Mavis for her flu immunization on October 17. (AHS photo)
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)
All that remains of the Independent after the 1952 fire. (Photo submitted)

The Independent remembers Stettler Alberta Avenue Fire: 70 years later

The blaze destroyed two businesses and killed one person

  • Oct 27, 2022
All that remains of the Independent after the 1952 fire. (Photo submitted)
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