Lady Smith Café hosts memorial fundraiser

On Thursday, April 12, the Lady Smith Café, in Trochu, hosted a fundraiser for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims and their families, and for Ryan McBeath, the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs hockey player who was killed on the foggy morning of March 13, on Hwy 27 west of Trochu.

The Lady Smith Café’s goal was to raise $1,000, and they raised $2,250.00 from the desserts and donations.

All of the proceeds are being donated, half to the Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe page and the othe

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Prairie College bids farewell to Brian Doerksen

After four years of service at Prairie College, and many lives being touched through his teaching and mentorship in the Music and Worship Arts Program, Brian Doerksen is having to resume full time residence in British Columbia, for family reasons.

But before his departure he gave us a “farewell concert” in Prairie’s North Auditorium, on the evening of April 14.

The concert featured some of his older pieces, well recognized by his faithful fans and then selections from his newe

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Kneehill Area Early Childhood Coalition to present data at celebration dinner

The Kneehill Area Early Childhood Coalition uses the data collected from Early Development Instrument (EDI) to help identify the strengths and needs of the children within the community.

EDI is a questionnaire completed by kindergarten teachers in Alberta every three years that measures children’s ability to meet age-appropriate developmental expectations in five general domains, physical health and well-being, social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive development, and

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Packed house for Springfest

The annual Springfest fundraiser, hosted by the St. Mary’s foundation, happened on Saturday, April 7, at the Trochu Community hall.

“I really appreciate the generosity,” said Ron Zook, the president of the St. Mary’s Foundation.

The money raised from this event goes towards the betterment of the residents at St. Mary’s, and this is the foundations largest fundraiser. In the past, the funds from this event have helped purchase a blood pressure monitor and software,

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