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Former Lacombe resident Makenna Shine and her partner Jason Frechette and their friend Harry Hall are sailing around the world on a 41-ft. Cheoy Lee sailboat. Photo submitted

Former Lacombe resident Makenna Shine continues her global sailing adventure

Crew enjoying every moment and ‘appreciating all that this beautiful life has to offer’

Former Lacombe resident Makenna Shine and her partner Jason Frechette and their friend Harry Hall are sailing around the world on a 41-ft. Cheoy Lee sailboat. Photo submitted
Tamara Noordhof is the co-founder of the Lacombe-based Broom Tree Foundation. Photo submitted

Lacombe’s Broom Tree Foundation continues to expand its reach across the region

Foundation helps women build better, safer, and stronger lives

Tamara Noordhof is the co-founder of the Lacombe-based Broom Tree Foundation. Photo submitted
Local author Marc Froese, who teaches political at Burman University, and is also the founding director of the school’s International Studies Program. Photo submitted

Burman University professor co-writes book focused on the rise of populism

Local Burman University professor Marc Froese is one-half of the literary team…

Local author Marc Froese, who teaches political at Burman University, and is also the founding director of the school’s International Studies Program. Photo submitted
Lacombe-based boxer William O’Keefe spends hours each week in rigorous training sessions. Edward Kim photo

Lacombe boxer William O’Keefe’s sights are set on Olympic competitions

‘Whatever you do, do it with 110 percent. Never settle - always be courageous.’

Lacombe-based boxer William O’Keefe spends hours each week in rigorous training sessions. Edward Kim photo
Lacombe resident Dustin Butterfield is heading to the Canadian vs. USA Blind Ice Hockey Series in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The tournament kicks off Oct. 21.
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Lacombe area resident Dustin Butterfield is heading to the Canadian vs. USA Blind Ice Hockey Series

The puck drops on Oct. 21 for the tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lacombe resident Dustin Butterfield is heading to the Canadian vs. USA Blind Ice Hockey Series in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The tournament kicks off Oct. 21.
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Back from left are student Jamesabella Finley, Dagmar Knutson (Ten Peaks Innovative Alliance’s executive director) and Steve Schultz, a teacher from École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School). Front from left are students Baylee Fauque and Sara Thornhill. The students, under the guidance of Mr. Schultz, are members of the school’s EcoVision Club. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Lacombe high school lands in ‘Top 10 World’s Best Schools for Environmental Action’

ESLCHS was the only school in North America to make the prestigious list

Back from left are student Jamesabella Finley, Dagmar Knutson (Ten Peaks Innovative Alliance’s executive director) and Steve Schultz, a teacher from École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School). Front from left are students Baylee Fauque and Sara Thornhill. The students, under the guidance of Mr. Schultz, are members of the school’s EcoVision Club. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
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Former Lacombe resident hits the high seas on landmark adventure

‘I can surely say you are always one bold decision away from a completely different life’

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Pictured here is a scene from a past show from Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre Company. This year’s new season gets underway next month with Hurry Hard penned by Canadian playwright Kristen Da Silva. Express file photo

Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre Company gears up for a new season

Excitement is building for the folks with Cow Patti Theatre Company who…

Pictured here is a scene from a past show from Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre Company. This year’s new season gets underway next month with Hurry Hard penned by Canadian playwright Kristen Da Silva. Express file photo
The Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony was held Sept. 24 at the Pentagon Farm Centre in Lacombe. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony held Sept. 24 in Lacombe

In a tribute to the sacrifices made by many, the Veterans Voices…

The Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony was held Sept. 24 at the Pentagon Farm Centre in Lacombe. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
Pictured here are members of the Lacombe and District Special Olympics swim team in 2019. photo submittdd

Registrations open for Lacombe & District Special Olympics’ new season

Local affiliate covers Lacombe, Rimbey, Ponoka and Blackfalds regions

Pictured here are members of the Lacombe and District Special Olympics swim team in 2019. photo submittdd
Cheryl Fisher brought her sophisticated style to the stage Aug. 20 during a solo set. Mark Weber/Black Press Media

Performers fire up Jazz at the Lake stage

The popular musical celebration returns after a two-year hiatus

Cheryl Fisher brought her sophisticated style to the stage Aug. 20 during a solo set. Mark Weber/Black Press Media
Pictured here is a group connected to the Lacombe-based Dementia Friendly Community Initiative during a visit to the Ellis Bird Farm. photo submitted

Dementia Friendly Community Initiative is having an impact in Lacombe

‘Each program has been tailored for all the different needs that individuals with dementia have.’

Pictured here is a group connected to the Lacombe-based Dementia Friendly Community Initiative during a visit to the Ellis Bird Farm. photo submitted

Lacombe County on the lookout for ‘paid-on-call’ firefighters

Campaign focused mainly on the Alix, Clive, Bentley and Eckville departments

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Local animal rescue pleading for bolstered support to keep pace with service demands

Saving Grace Animal Society near Alix is struggling as donations and adoptions have slowed

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Stettler Mayor Sean Nolls addresses those gathered to mark the completion of emergency room renovations at the Stettler Hospital. The renovations are part of a multi-year, $9.3 million project which will wrap up by early next year. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent

Officials mark the completion of emergency department renovations at the Stettler Hospital

The renovations are part of a multi-year, $9.3 million project which is drawing to a close by early next year

Stettler Mayor Sean Nolls addresses those gathered to mark the completion of emergency room renovations at the Stettler Hospital. The renovations are part of a multi-year, $9.3 million project which will wrap up by early next year. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent
Member Terry Parsons’ custom built track vehicle.

Forestburg’s Area 53 Racetrack gears up for action-packed season

Site will also host a portion of the ‘Miles of Mayhem’ event in July

Member Terry Parsons’ custom built track vehicle.
Stettler resident Scott Douglas is heading to Red Deer on Saturday, June 5th on his handcycle as a means of raising funds for Spinal Cord Injury Alberta. photo submitted

Stettler’s Scott Douglas is set to handcycle to Red Deer to benefit Spinal Cord Injury Alberta

Douglas is extremely grateful to the organization for its tremendous support over the years

Stettler resident Scott Douglas is heading to Red Deer on Saturday, June 5th on his handcycle as a means of raising funds for Spinal Cord Injury Alberta. photo submitted
Robert Raymond Cook is guarded by RCMP officers after being arrested for the murder of his father. Cook was found guilty of his father’s murder and sentenced to death by hanging. He was never charged with the murder of his stepmother and five half-siblings but was believed to be guilty. (Photo from Provincial Archives of Alberta)

Poem apparently written by convicted Stettler murderer Robert Raymond Cook surfaces in Athabasca County

Cook was executed in 1960 in connection with the slaying of his entire family in Stettler

Robert Raymond Cook is guarded by RCMP officers after being arrested for the murder of his father. Cook was found guilty of his father’s murder and sentenced to death by hanging. He was never charged with the murder of his stepmother and five half-siblings but was believed to be guilty. (Photo from Provincial Archives of Alberta)
Pictured here is Stettler resident Philippa Brysiuk speaking at the MS golf tournament in Red Deer back in 2019. Brysiuk, who was diagnosed in 2002, is dedicated to helping raise funds for the MS Society and also to raising awareness about the disease, and all the more during May which is MS Awareness Month. photo submitted

Central Alberta resident reflects on her journey dealing with MS

May is MS Awareness Month in Canada

Pictured here is Stettler resident Philippa Brysiuk speaking at the MS golf tournament in Red Deer back in 2019. Brysiuk, who was diagnosed in 2002, is dedicated to helping raise funds for the MS Society and also to raising awareness about the disease, and all the more during May which is MS Awareness Month. photo submitted
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Alberta Biobord Corp. recently hosted a virtual open house from Stettler

The company plans to develop a fuel pellet and medium density fibre board (MDF) plant near the community

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