100 Years Ago
The people of High River were demanding that a customs office be established within the town. Many residents were unhappy that Christmas gifts were held in Fort MacLeod or Calgary, rather than in High River.
80 Years Ago
Councillor F.E. Seigner and his wife celebrated a full 50 years of married life together. To celebrate, they invited friends and family over to their house for a special celebration.
70 Years Ago
A farm home owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bud Brockway, northeast of Nanton, was destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve. The fire apparently started in a clothes closet. While everything was destroyed, no one was inured apart from minor burns.
60 Years Ago
It was reported in High River that the Christmas sales season was very good for local residents. It was even reported that Calgarians were coming down to High River to buy items in town. Many spoke of the high quality of goods available within High River for shoppers over Christmas.
50 Years Ago
A timetable was being drawn up for the implementation of polio clinics within in the town. It would all begin on Jan. 21 at the Foothills Health Unit. Those who received the injections would receive three total injections of the Salk vaccine.
40 Years Ago
The Pioneer Square sculpture met with mixed emotions from residents after it was officially unveiled to the public.
30 Years Ago
The damage to Joe Clark school due to vandalism in December was revealed to be much less than what was originally estimated. Original estimates had the damage costs at $8,000 but that was reduced to under $4,000 after a closer investigation. Several items of band equipment had to be replaced after they were severely damaged.