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A&W Burgers to Beat MS Day returns Aug. 20

SPN Staff A battle against multiple sclerosis will be supported at the 12th annual A&W Burgers to Beat MS Day on Aug. 20. For every Teen Burger sold, A&W will donate $2 to the MS Society of Canada to help…
PIC – Ahhh! A cold drink on a hot day

Two young sisters were selling cold ice tea Aug. 4 downtown High Prairie as summer temperatures reached around 35 C in the first week of August. Left-right, are Lindsey Caudron, 11, of High Prairie, and Charlene Caudron, 9, of Falher.
PICs – HP farmers’ market moves outside

High Prairie Farmers’ Market moved outdoors on July 29 beside Marigold Enterprises, which operates the market. “We have moved the farmers’ market back to its original location after many years downtown,” Marigold store manager Joanne Miller says. “We hope to…
Golden Walleye Classic cancelled

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Anyone wanting to participate in the 32nd annual Golden Walleye Classic at Shaw’s Point Resort near High Prairie will have to wait for 2021. Organizers have called off the event planned for the Labour Day weekend,…
PICs – Ruecker couple celebrates 70th anniversary

On July 13, Wilf and Ethel Ruecker celebrated their 70th anniversary with family and friends. Long-term residents of Faust, now residing in St. Albert, the anniversary couple were given a surprise “drive by” celebration in the parking lot of their…
PICs – Happy 70th wedding anniversary!

Not one but two! We have to join all the people congratulating Anne and Carson Porisky of High Prairie on their 70th wedding anniversary [July 16] plus Wilf and Ethel Ruecker, formerly of Faust, and now of St. Albert [July…
Woman turns passion into HP’s newest business

Chris CleggSouth Peace News If you don’t know exactly what bubble tea is, give it a try at High Prairie’s newest business. You are surely in for a pleasant surprise! Jessica Villa opened Jessthetics June 26. She specializes in making…
PIC – Wishing many more

Oskar and Adele Dietterle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 27. Pat Billings coordinated the event but many community members pitched in to make it a celebration despite COVID-19. People donned masks and came out to show their community spirit…
Plenty at ‘steak’ during gun shoot

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The “steaks” were high at the annual Father’s Day Steak Shoot, hosted by the High Prairie Game and Fish Association on June 21. “We had about 40 people participate,” organizer Darrell Basarab says. “Usually we get…

Joe McWilliamsFor South Peace News The team of Mark Holzworth and Robert Cruel from Lethbridge won the 2020 Larry Dahlgren Memorial Walleye Tournament on the June 20 weekend. Their two-day, total weight [eight walleye] was 31.25 pounds, which was about…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A trap shooting event returns to High Prairie July 10-12. The second annual Northern Lights Shoot will be hosted by the High Prairie Fish and Game Association at the gun range on Highway 749 about 11…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Town of High Prairie will not be holding any Canada Day celebrations July 1. Like many other communities, events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on gatherings of over 100 people. While…
Long-time passion to become a reality

The Crabbie Goat Distillery will open its doors July 1 Chris CleggSouth Peace News It’s been a dream four years in the making, but for a Valleyview couple the reality hits home July 1 when they officially open The Crabbie…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie Fire Department members will be recognized at an awards ceremony July 14 in town council chambers. Fire chief Trevor Cisaroski asked town council at its June 9 meeting if the awards could be presented…
Metis Fest goes virtual

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The Métis Nation of Alberta is not about to let a good thing started one year ago slow down. The popular Metis Fest will proceed this year, but in a new format: virtual! On June 13,…
PICs – Seniors treated to special parade

High Prairie thanked its seniors with a raucous parade June 3. With sirens blaring and horns blowing, first responders from the Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County held a special parade for seniors to celebrate Seniors’ Week. The…