Blast from the Past

This week’s Blast from the Past features the last of a series we received from Bashaw Star reader Earl Berry. It’s a Bashaw School photo believed to be from the 1940s. We don’t have all the names in this photo but as far as we can tell these are the people: Principal Peter Raffa, standing, and back row (l-r) is John Raper, Don Whitney, Angus Braseth and Ernie Mueller. Front row (l-r) is Clark (last name unknown), Dorothy Borup and (unknown). We hope to get more fun, historical photos of the community so if you hope to showcase your old images please contact Bashaw Star; we’d love to hear from you.  Photo submitted

Blast from the Past: This 1940s Bashaw School photo shows happy students and principal

This (circa) 1940s Bashaw School photos shows a rich history of the comunity

  • May 9, 2018

 

There’s a lot of students in this Bashaw School photo, circa 1940s. This was another image located by Earl Berry at the Bashaw Museum. As best we can determine, these are the names of the students. If there are any corrections, please contact Bashaw Star or Bashaw Neighbourhood Place. Back row (l-r): Johnny Resler, Ivan Read, Glen Gardner, Arnala Jorpy, Carl Youngren, Claude Willows, (unsure) Read, Bill Hale and Bill Pearson. Second from back: Arnie Baker, (unsure), Josephine Sproule, Mary Heather, Irene Pearson, Connie Hosegood, Margaret Trout, Maureen Spears, (unsure) and (unsure). Middle row: Earl Shipley, Lyle Whitney, Claire Stanton, Alice Beulow, Clare Williams, Kitch Kastenuk, Poal Read, Edna Regard and Daphne Spears. Second row: Steve Kastenuk, Max Schultz, Norman Beulow, Jack Wong, (unsure) Hosgood, Jack Morgan, (unsure) Bert Raper and Barry Mills. Front row: Robert Albers, Byron Grant, Don Gardner, John Cumming, (unsure), and Ronnie Pearson. Photo submitted

Blast from the Past: Bashaw School students highlighted from the 1940s

This week’s Blast from the Past showcases a fun, early years Bashaw School photo

  • Apr 27, 2018

 

Madagascar fun - The junior high school students put on a fun and exciting rendition of Madagascar at the Bashaw United Church with several shows April 20 to 23. The show was a fun one with more nights being added due to popularity. See more photos on page 5.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

PHOTOS: Bashaw School showcases Madagascar

Bashaw School’s junior high students entertained family and friends

 

Wartime ceremony: Students and community members at the Bashaw School hold a ceremony in the 1940s, which was believed to commemorate wartime issues. The two images were provided by Earl Berry who located them at the Bashaw Museum.                                Photos submitted

Blast from the Past: War time ceremony at the Bashaw School

These two wartime ceremony photos were taken at the Bashaw School

  • Apr 20, 2018
Wartime ceremony: Students and community members at the Bashaw School hold a ceremony in the 1940s, which was believed to commemorate wartime issues. The two images were provided by Earl Berry who located them at the Bashaw Museum.                                Photos submitted
Curlers extraordinaire - This curling photo, believed to be from the 1940s shows a rink celebrating after a win. The photo, submitted by Earl Berry, is the second in a series of photos Bashaw Star is showcasing. The curlers believed to be in the photo are Gordon Miller, Bob Breum, Stan Pearson and Gilbert Brinsmead. If there are errors to the names please contact Bashaw Star or Bashaw Neighbourhood Place with details.                                Photo submitted

Blast from the Past: Circa 1940s curling photo in Bashaw

These young curlers pose in Bashaw during a bonspiel

  • Apr 13, 2018
Curlers extraordinaire - This curling photo, believed to be from the 1940s shows a rink celebrating after a win. The photo, submitted by Earl Berry, is the second in a series of photos Bashaw Star is showcasing. The curlers believed to be in the photo are Gordon Miller, Bob Breum, Stan Pearson and Gilbert Brinsmead. If there are errors to the names please contact Bashaw Star or Bashaw Neighbourhood Place with details.                                Photo submitted
This gem of a photo from a late 1940s Bashaw School class was provided by Earl Berry, who has provided Bashaw Star with several historical Bashaw School photos. We will be showcasing these over the next few weeks. Berry was able to compile the names of many of the students but not all. If our readers can confirm the unknown names or spelling please contact the Star or Neighbourhood Place in Bashaw. And here they are! Pictured back row right to left: Teacher Jackie Blaney, Jack Shaw, Stan Traptow, Clarence Schneider, John Carter, Don Resler and Jack Schultz. Second row left to right: Margaret Gallie, Murray Schultz, Elise Miller, Pat Louther, David Gramlach, Niel Lyle, Fred Okey, Donna Schultz, Della Schultz, Stan Read, Joyce Resiler, Pat Channon, Jim Kisk, Dennis Schneider, Dale Way, Norman Albers, Larry Lowther, Gerry Carter, Merle and Murray Whitecotton. Third row from right to left: Jeanette Schultz, Connor Jamison, Lenora Benke, (unsure), Sandra Sunset, Carol Kimmelman, Gloria Trout and Ruth Weins. Front row from right to left: Leona Stewart, Jerry Schultz, Kendal Sutley, Stan Reid, (unsure), Alvin Hauser, Carol Miller, Beatrice Mah and Linda Dallman.                                Photo submitted

Blast from the Past: A look at a 1948-49 Bashaw School class

A Bashaw Star reader uncovered this gem of a photo from the Bashaw School late 1940s

  • Apr 6, 2018
This gem of a photo from a late 1940s Bashaw School class was provided by Earl Berry, who has provided Bashaw Star with several historical Bashaw School photos. We will be showcasing these over the next few weeks. Berry was able to compile the names of many of the students but not all. If our readers can confirm the unknown names or spelling please contact the Star or Neighbourhood Place in Bashaw. And here they are! Pictured back row right to left: Teacher Jackie Blaney, Jack Shaw, Stan Traptow, Clarence Schneider, John Carter, Don Resler and Jack Schultz. Second row left to right: Margaret Gallie, Murray Schultz, Elise Miller, Pat Louther, David Gramlach, Niel Lyle, Fred Okey, Donna Schultz, Della Schultz, Stan Read, Joyce Resiler, Pat Channon, Jim Kisk, Dennis Schneider, Dale Way, Norman Albers, Larry Lowther, Gerry Carter, Merle and Murray Whitecotton. Third row from right to left: Jeanette Schultz, Connor Jamison, Lenora Benke, (unsure), Sandra Sunset, Carol Kimmelman, Gloria Trout and Ruth Weins. Front row from right to left: Leona Stewart, Jerry Schultz, Kendal Sutley, Stan Reid, (unsure), Alvin Hauser, Carol Miller, Beatrice Mah and Linda Dallman.                                Photo submitted
Back in March 31, 1982 Bashaw Star’s front page featured these involved dignitaries who stepped up and kept the Bashaw and District Chamber of Commerce active. This dedicated group of individuals were celebrated and memorialized in Bashaw Star’s pages. Here’s how the caption explains this photo. Marg Trout was elected by acclamation to head the chamber with Arvid Kellgren acting as vice president. Secretary is Val Rouse, treasurer is Del Thomas with Leo St. Louis, Pat Sutley, Ron Rouse, Ben Reiter, Pat Kellgren, George Darichuk, Trevor Thomas and John Gust as directors. Pictured (left) are Marg Trout, Val Rouse, Del Thomas, Art Birch and Leo St. Louis. Right are Mayor MacRaemer, Ben Reiter, Pat Sutley, Trevor Thomas and George Darichuk.                                Star photo

Blast from the Past: Celebrating Bashaw’s 1982 chamber

Bashaw’s Chamber of Commerce was quite active in 1982 as featured in this front page photo

Back in March 31, 1982 Bashaw Star’s front page featured these involved dignitaries who stepped up and kept the Bashaw and District Chamber of Commerce active. This dedicated group of individuals were celebrated and memorialized in Bashaw Star’s pages. Here’s how the caption explains this photo. Marg Trout was elected by acclamation to head the chamber with Arvid Kellgren acting as vice president. Secretary is Val Rouse, treasurer is Del Thomas with Leo St. Louis, Pat Sutley, Ron Rouse, Ben Reiter, Pat Kellgren, George Darichuk, Trevor Thomas and John Gust as directors. Pictured (left) are Marg Trout, Val Rouse, Del Thomas, Art Birch and Leo St. Louis. Right are Mayor MacRaemer, Ben Reiter, Pat Sutley, Trevor Thomas and George Darichuk.                                Star photo
Blast from the Past: A look at our March 2, 1983 Bashaw Star front page found this gem of a photo. It features newly crowned Klondike Queen Miss Tammy Imbery. She was crowned the Donalda Klondike Queen for 1983 after the Donalda Klondike Nites event, Saturday, Feb. 26. As it says in the caption there was a large crowd on hand to watch the crowning. Other contestants for the pageant included Judy Green, Sandy Sanderson, Carol Frank, Lorraine Sampson, and Belinda Purves. There was also a lucky winner of $1,000 and that was Holly Komishke, also of Donalda.                                Star photo

Blast from the Past: Donalda’s Klondike Queen crowning back in 1983

This was a fun feature in the Bashaw Star featuring the 1983 Klondike Queen crowning

  • Mar 9, 2018
Blast from the Past: A look at our March 2, 1983 Bashaw Star front page found this gem of a photo. It features newly crowned Klondike Queen Miss Tammy Imbery. She was crowned the Donalda Klondike Queen for 1983 after the Donalda Klondike Nites event, Saturday, Feb. 26. As it says in the caption there was a large crowd on hand to watch the crowning. Other contestants for the pageant included Judy Green, Sandy Sanderson, Carol Frank, Lorraine Sampson, and Belinda Purves. There was also a lucky winner of $1,000 and that was Holly Komishke, also of Donalda.                                Star photo
Back in the first week of March 1983 the Bashaw Agricultural Society held its second annual Winter Carnival and it was a busy few days. The story posted in the March 9 edition of the Bashaw Star’s front page with highlights of the event. For the photo on the left these three youngsters, (l-r) Stephen Pearson, Vincent Schneider and Dale Weins, were the winners of the children’s scavenger hunt. They each won $25 and decided to donate the winnings to the Bashaw peewee provincial hockey team. For the photo on right, Jack Ball is pictured with his son Graham. He was the winner of the fish derby with this prize that weighed in at one pound 15.5 ounces. All of the trophies in the event were provided by the Bashaw Ag Society. It was a busy day with events such as an ice sculpture contest, an adults scavenger hunt contest as well as a busy Bashaw Figure Skating Club Ice Carnival.                                Star photo

Blast from the Past: Looking back at the Bashaw Ag Society’s winter carnival

In early March 1983 the Bashaw Ag Society’s second carnival was a busy event

Back in the first week of March 1983 the Bashaw Agricultural Society held its second annual Winter Carnival and it was a busy few days. The story posted in the March 9 edition of the Bashaw Star’s front page with highlights of the event. For the photo on the left these three youngsters, (l-r) Stephen Pearson, Vincent Schneider and Dale Weins, were the winners of the children’s scavenger hunt. They each won $25 and decided to donate the winnings to the Bashaw peewee provincial hockey team. For the photo on right, Jack Ball is pictured with his son Graham. He was the winner of the fish derby with this prize that weighed in at one pound 15.5 ounces. All of the trophies in the event were provided by the Bashaw Ag Society. It was a busy day with events such as an ice sculpture contest, an adults scavenger hunt contest as well as a busy Bashaw Figure Skating Club Ice Carnival.                                Star photo
“Very large cat.” That was the featured caption for this Feb. 20, 1996 Bashaw Star front page photo featuring hunter Paul Johnson with one wild trophy. The caption explains that Johnson was in the Nordegg area with a hunting guide and it took over a day to track this 140 pound cougar. It was believed the cougar was around 10 years old and expected to win some awards because of its size.                                Star photo

Blast from the Past: One very large cat

Bashaw Star featured this large 140 pound cougar from a hunter back in 1996

  • Feb 17, 2018
“Very large cat.” That was the featured caption for this Feb. 20, 1996 Bashaw Star front page photo featuring hunter Paul Johnson with one wild trophy. The caption explains that Johnson was in the Nordegg area with a hunting guide and it took over a day to track this 140 pound cougar. It was believed the cougar was around 10 years old and expected to win some awards because of its size.                                Star photo
When the premier visited - In this Jan. 19, 1996 edition of the Bashaw Star, Premier Ralph Klein had a visit with residents at the Bashaw Hotel. Excited to get an autograph from the premier on their social studies notes were Alexandra and Georgina Szumlas while long-time resident Pete Adams watched on.Star photo

Blast from the Past: That time Ralph Klein visited Bashaw

Back in 1996 Ralph Klein visited Bashaw and signed some autographs

When the premier visited - In this Jan. 19, 1996 edition of the Bashaw Star, Premier Ralph Klein had a visit with residents at the Bashaw Hotel. Excited to get an autograph from the premier on their social studies notes were Alexandra and Georgina Szumlas while long-time resident Pete Adams watched on.Star photo
A staple in Bashaw is the Farmers Bonspiel, which got its first start back in 1983. In the Jan. 19, 1983 edition of the Bashaw Star, the First Annual Farmers/Businessmens’ Spiel was highlighted with these curlers putting in extra effort on their fancy brooms. At this bonspiel there were a total of 32 rinks consisting of 96 farmers and 28 businessmen competing for top honours. For the 2018 edition, the spiel is set to start relatively soon.                                Star photo

Blast from the Past: In 1983, the first farmers bonspiel

Bashaw’s first ever Farmers/Businessmen bonspiel was held in 1983

A staple in Bashaw is the Farmers Bonspiel, which got its first start back in 1983. In the Jan. 19, 1983 edition of the Bashaw Star, the First Annual Farmers/Businessmens’ Spiel was highlighted with these curlers putting in extra effort on their fancy brooms. At this bonspiel there were a total of 32 rinks consisting of 96 farmers and 28 businessmen competing for top honours. For the 2018 edition, the spiel is set to start relatively soon.                                Star photo
This Dec. 7, 1983 photo shows that Christmas is for all ages and kids of all sizes hope to get their present wishes to Santa. The Bashaw Star caption jokingly says that Pete must just be tall for his age. Star photo

Blast from the Past: Everyone wants a present from Santa

This 1983 Bashaw Star photo shows that for some, Christmas is for all ages

This Dec. 7, 1983 photo shows that Christmas is for all ages and kids of all sizes hope to get their present wishes to Santa. The Bashaw Star caption jokingly says that Pete must just be tall for his age. Star photo
This week highlights the move of a historical building in Bashaw. This photo, published Nov. 23, 1977 shows a building that served the Town of Bashaw for over 65 years. The Star reported that this building was used by Billy Golds way back in 1912 as a tailor shop. The caption states that Nanny Holt said it was later purchased by N. J. Holt and used for a funeral home for about 30 years and then turned into a storage shed before being taken to the Lyle Benkie farm for a garage or grainery. Star photo

Blast from the Past: Looking back to a house move in 1977

This week’s Bashaw archives highlights a historical house move

  • Nov 29, 2017
This week highlights the move of a historical building in Bashaw. This photo, published Nov. 23, 1977 shows a building that served the Town of Bashaw for over 65 years. The Star reported that this building was used by Billy Golds way back in 1912 as a tailor shop. The caption states that Nanny Holt said it was later purchased by N. J. Holt and used for a funeral home for about 30 years and then turned into a storage shed before being taken to the Lyle Benkie farm for a garage or grainery. Star photo
With Remembrance Day past and the holiday season upon us, it would be handy to note this Nov. 25, 1981 photo of the Bashaw Legion members singing of the First and Second World Wars. As the Star had it Dave and Dorothy Hopkins of Mirror sang of memories at the Legion. They sang old war songs, which were enjoyed by those who attended.Star photo

Blast from the Past: Bashaw Legion members sing of past wars

In November 1981 Bashaw Star featured Legion members singing of past wars

  • Nov 22, 2017
With Remembrance Day past and the holiday season upon us, it would be handy to note this Nov. 25, 1981 photo of the Bashaw Legion members singing of the First and Second World Wars. As the Star had it Dave and Dorothy Hopkins of Mirror sang of memories at the Legion. They sang old war songs, which were enjoyed by those who attended.Star photo
This 1982 photo from the Nov. 24, 1982 Bashaw Star edition features an award-winning Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer in Calgary. The steer brought a win at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Round Up ’82 and was exhibited by the Miller Angus Farm and Bow River of Bashaw, states the 1982 caption. The steer weighed in at 1,214 and sold for $1.20 per pound. Star photo

Blast from the Past: Check out this featured in 1982

This Blast from the Past features an award-winning Millar Angus Farm steer.

This 1982 photo from the Nov. 24, 1982 Bashaw Star edition features an award-winning Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer in Calgary. The steer brought a win at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Round Up ’82 and was exhibited by the Miller Angus Farm and Bow River of Bashaw, states the 1982 caption. The steer weighed in at 1,214 and sold for $1.20 per pound. Star photo
With Remembrance Day upon us, it’s good to take time to remember and look at the special day in Bashaw. This Nov. 17, 1992 front page photo of the Bashaw Star shows the type of support residents showed. Even to this day, residents pack the halls of the Bashaw Legion. As for 1992, about 125 people packed the halls for the memorial service, states the caption.                                Star photo

Blast from the Past: Remembrance Day 1992 in Bashaw

This 1992 Remembrance Day photo shows strong support for the memorial day.

With Remembrance Day upon us, it’s good to take time to remember and look at the special day in Bashaw. This Nov. 17, 1992 front page photo of the Bashaw Star shows the type of support residents showed. Even to this day, residents pack the halls of the Bashaw Legion. As for 1992, about 125 people packed the halls for the memorial service, states the caption.                                Star photo
Sometimes even the scarecrows need to stay warm. This fun Oct. 26, 1993 Bashaw Star edition featured these scarecrows staying warm during the cold October weeks. As the Star had it, Bashaw resident Arlene Oberg’s sunflower patch was being protected quite well.                                 Star photo

Blast from the Past: A cold Halloween photo in Bashaw

Bashaw Star’s newspaper archives pull up this photo of scarecrows trying to stay warm.

Sometimes even the scarecrows need to stay warm. This fun Oct. 26, 1993 Bashaw Star edition featured these scarecrows staying warm during the cold October weeks. As the Star had it, Bashaw resident Arlene Oberg’s sunflower patch was being protected quite well.                                 Star photo
Check out this rodeo action from the Bashaw Star, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1992 edition that showcases the Bashaw Town & Country Fair and Rodeo. The full results were’t available but the captipon was this cowboy had a good saddlebronc ride on this high flying horse. Star photo

Blast from the Past: Taking in the rodeo in Bashaw in 1992

This 1992 Bashaw Star image showcases the Town and Country Rodeo

  • Aug 31, 2017
Check out this rodeo action from the Bashaw Star, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1992 edition that showcases the Bashaw Town & Country Fair and Rodeo. The full results were’t available but the captipon was this cowboy had a good saddlebronc ride on this high flying horse. Star photo
Blast from the Past: Celebrating a visit from Dave Semenko to Bashaw in 1983

Blast from the Past: Celebrating a visit from Dave Semenko to Bashaw in 1983

This week’s Bashaw Star Blast from the Past highlights a special visit from Dave Semenko

Blast from the Past: Celebrating a visit from Dave Semenko to Bashaw in 1983