What Made Headlines in 2010: Part Four

This is the final installment of Year in Review 2010. Read through to familiarize yourself with the goings-on for Three Hills and area throughout the months of October, November and December.
October
41 actors between the ages of three months and 15 years, take part in the Children's Theatre performance of "Sleeping Beauty".
Elnora bank robber, Jean Herve Veilletter pleads guilty to charges after making off with $19,000 in cash from Elnora's ATB Financial on June 11, 2011.
"Precious Cargo," Amy Thompson, Barb Butler, and Julie Hallman perform with Marvin Goldstein at the Elnora Hall.
Farmers work around the clock, and take advantage of the warm weather, to take off what is left of harvest.
Three Hills and Linden hold All Candidates Forums and hear from election hopefuls.
The 2010 civic election results for the surrounding jurisdictions are released.
Dr. Martin Reedyk is honored for 30 plus years of dedication to the people of Nigeria, with an award entitled "Friends of Nigeria in Medicine and Humanitarian Outreach."
Carbon firefighter, Neil Bertsch, saves a woman and her child's life when he intercepts their out of control vehicle by stopping it with his own.
Prairie hosts its 4th annual Purely Canadian Youth Workers Conference, tackling tough issues teens face.
Trochu claims the title of "Pinkest Little Town in the West" after raising the most money, per capita, with $27,000 going toward breast cancer research.
Three Hills Arts Academy fundraiser "Death By Chocolate" provides a local night out on the town with hilarious community theatre, amazing desserts, and great service.
November
RCMP investigate recent thefts/breaks-ins in Kneehill County. The front entrance of Linden's ATB Financial was rammed in an attempt to make off with the ATM. Agri- Fab Home Building Supplies' gates were destroyed in Linden, and copper piping was stolen.
Hallloween at the Three Hills School meant lots of different types of costumes being shown off at the Nickel Carnival along with treats and games.
Encana employees present Three Hills Town Council with $20,000 toward the cost of the new Splash Park/ Wading Pool.
A full auditorium of people gathered to witness the dedication of Mark and Elaine Maxwell as Prairie Bible Institute's new president.
Disney's Mulan is Trochu Valley School's production of 2010. Full house crowds were entertained by the high school students performance.
Three Hills Arts Academy presents a standing-ovation-worthy night of music, with their "Harvest Celebration, November 7, at Prairie's Auditorium.
Linden's Fall Fair and Trade Show overflowed into the hallways, and Cultural Center, with 80 tables of homemade goods, and more.
The Linden Walking Path Committee receives a $75,000 grant. MLA Richard Marz presents the cheque to Mayor Darwyn Moon and Committee Member Lloyd Ratzlaff.
Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church holds one of thousands of ceremonies worldwide for Remembrance Day.
"Hockey Dad: A Play in Three Periods", a one man show about a young dad struggling to carry the weight of his dad's hockey dreams for him, came to Three Hills.
Servus Credit Union donates $10,000 to the Spray Park. Marlene Mullinger, manager, presents the funds to the Three Hills Town Council.
Students from PCA Elementary and Prairie Tabernacle congregation fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Caliden's Pizzeria opens as a licensed, family restaurant on Main Street, Three Hills.
Trochu Elks welcome Grand Exalted Ruler, Dave Hurley, from Yellowknife.
PCA Junior High Girls Sabres bring home South Central 2J Zone Gold.
December
Acme Senior Boys volleyball team bring home Gold from the Provincial Championships held in Taber.
Kneehill Ambulance holds their reunion celebration after 39 years. The occasion also marked the transition from society-governed to provincially run, now Alberta Health Services, on December 1.
Jim Wright retires from the Three Hills Golf Course after 18 years of managing.
David Francey and Craig Werth brought their guitars, voices, and talents to Acme with "Bringing the Music Home".
Christmas comes alive in Torrington with sleigh rides, a magic show, and snacks for 88 children.
Acme's Bank of Montreal ATM is stolen in the early hours of December 4.
The third annual "Here Comes Santa Cause" fundraising event was held at the Three Hills Community Center raising approximately $8,400 for the Food Bank, Playschool, and Band Parents Association.
Kneehill County Water Open House at Sunnyslope Hall is the scene of opinionated residents voicing both frustration and appreciation.
The impressive journey of a walk through old Bethlehem is portrayed in the former Home Hardware Building Centre, with the help of 80 volunteers, attracting 2,000 people.
Three Hills Thrashers extend their winning streak to nine games, moving them into second place in the central division of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League.
2011 a landmark year for Canadian Badlands Passion Play, marking their 100th performance on July 15.
ConocoPhillips foreman Bryon Waddell presents Three Hills Area Food Bank Treasurer Paul Van Doren with a cheque for $5,000 toward Christmas Hampers.
John Bender, of Three Hills, Offensive Lineman for the Nevada Wolf Pack is drafted to the CFL, but graduates from university first, and hopes for a career in the NFL.