Miriam Ostermann, Strathmore Standard

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Strathmore Town Council supports Superhero clean-up

Town council voted in favour of supporting a new initiative financially and in donations, that will help keep the streets clean and kids engaged in the community while participating in a fun-filled superhero event.

Brad Walls(left), president of the Strathmore and District Agriculture Society and Herb McLane, the new general manager, are excited for many new ideas and initiatives surrounding this year’s Strathmore Stampede.

Ag Society has big ideas for Strathmore Stampede

With only a few months left, the Strathmore and District Agriculture Society is entertaining some big ideas and exciting new alternatives while trying to tackle the problem of finding a midway for the Strathmore Stampede - a concern for many residents last year.

Big facelift coming for Ag grounds

The Strathmore agriculture grounds is receiving a facelift with a big budget and a tight deadline that will help facilitate and streamline admission and use of the area.

County considering extra funding for East Wheatland School

As construction of the East Wheatland school is finally underway, Wheatland County is debating dipping into their pockets to contribute to enhancements of the facility that would benefit not only the students but the region as a whole.

Wheatland County councillor Brenda Knight

Wheatland council divided on censure of Knight

Subsequent to the recent actions taken by council’s around the province, including Strathmore, Wheatland County followed suit by censuring one of their own - a decision not all council mem-bers were in agreement with.

Opportunities abound to get involved in 55 Plus Games

With less than 100 days to go, the Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games remain optimistic they will be able to raise the remaining $400,000, find hundreds more volunteers, and see an increase in the number of people stepping up to compete in the zone play-offs.

13-year-old Savanah Sandri presented town council will one of her 20 clear round ribbons, a Thank You ad, and a picture of her competing with her horse Chili, on April 1. The town of Strathmore donated $2,000 to contribute to her fundraising efforts to compete at the HITS Thermal Horse Show in California in February 2015. Sandri came home with 20 clear round ribbons and five first place ribbons. Pictured are Savanah Sandri and Mayor Michael Ell.

Sandri does sponsors proud

Four Strathmore ventures invested wisely when they sponsored 13-year-old Savanah Sandri and her dream to compete in the Youth Olympics in a few years time. Conquering another hurdle that will inch her closer to such dream, Sandri and her horse Chili just returned from the HITS Thermal Horse Show in California. But the all-star duo didn’t return to

Rosebud Theatre’s latest, The Miracle Worker, tells the story of Helen Keller.

Helen Keller hits Rosebud stage in The Miracle Worker

The Rosebud Theatre tackled an ambitious endeavour with their portrayal of The Miracle Worker, that brings to life the story of a young Helen Keller and the efforts to teach her despite her blindness, deafness, and inability to speak.

Council looking into legal advice on roles

In the wake of last year’s censure of Strathmore’s Mayor and other officials around the country, local councillors were urged to consider seeking legal advice and direction regarding town council’s roles and responsibilities.

UFA Bisons player William Conley takes a shot on goal against CAC Gregg Distributors on March 27. While the Bisons lost in overtime, they won 5-0 on March 29, awarding them the 2015 AMHL Championship for the first time in league history.

Road Warriors: Bisons win first AMHL title

Unprecedented in the UFA “AAA” Midget Bison’s history, the team’s adrenaline ran high and emotions wild with a victory over the Gregg Distributors claiming their first ever AMHL title on March 29, in part to a program implemented two years ago.

Muirfield sewage costs to skyrocket in April

Smiles and applause that filled Wheatland County council chambers in September, were replaced with silence and anticipation on March 24, as crestfallen Lakes of Muirfield residents dread a fast-approaching deadline and the accompanying herculean spikes in wastewater and sewage costs.

Wildrose Party MLA candiate Derek Fildebrandt visited Strathmore gas stations and liquor stores on March 27, a day after the provincial budget was released and revealed a fuel tax raise on gas and diesel of four cents to $0.13 per litre which was imposed last Friday. The buget also called fo an immediate 10 per cent liquor markup and hike to tobacco tax. Pictured above: Derek Fildebrandt (right) speaks with Brent Bellamy, and Strathmore's Matt Sloane (middle).

Locals speak out against increased taxes

The release of the 2015/2016 provincial budget shocked many Albertans, who are now required to cough up a couple thousand dollars in tax hikes to help offset a $5 billion deficit - that largest in Alberta history.

Eight-and-a-half year old Chase Andersen battles Cystic Fibrosis, and incurable disease. With an average of 17 hospital visits a year, a campaign was created on GoFundMe under Chase’s Wheels to raise money towards a new vehicle, after their recently replaced motor in their vehicle failed, causing the single-mother to borrow cars. The campaign has already raised over $1,700.

Community comes together to raise money for local boy with Cystic Fibrosis

Eight-and-a-half year old Strathmorite Chase Andersen appears to be like any other boy his age. He’s funny, cheerful, and this year joined the running club - a dream he had since Kindergarten. But Chase isn’t like the other boys. The youngster has already had more hospital visits than most will experience in a lifetime. Receiving courage beads ever

Douglass acclaimed for Strathmore-Brooks PC nomination

This past Friday the 13th debunked superstitions - at least for Molly Douglass - when speculations were put to bed and she became the official PC candidate for the Strathmore-Brooks constituency.

Postponed construction saves town $500k

Local officials dodged a bullet last year when they decided to postpone the Lakeside boulevard reconstruction project, a gamble that paid off recently when the project received a bid with savings of over $500,000 in comparison.

Strathmore RCMP kept busy

Strathmore has gained a reputation as a great place for families to relocate. In contrast with the busy Calgary lifestyle, Strathmore provides the small-town atmosphere, less traffic, and low-key. However, statistics tell another story. When compared to other detachments, numbers suggest Strathmore’s RCMP detachment ranks near the top as one of the

Carmen Erison and Rachel Dick-Hughes look over some blueprints for a possible expansion to the building the Strathmore Municipal Library is currently housed in. The library is currently at 57 per cent of the space that is needed for the demand of the town's population.

Fundraising underway for library upgrades

While continuing to combat their space-crunch dilemma, the Strathmore Municipal Library is not meeting the province’s standards of library service based on population. Therefore, a recently established committee is planning to fundraise for the million-dollar upgrades required to catch-up with the current population and future projections.