Great War Armistice 100 Years ago; Letters from two Trochu Boys

As this is the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War and the Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918, the views of two local soldiers may be of interest to readers.

Xavier deBeaudrap left the family ranch east of Trochu at the outbreak of the war in 1914 and served a few months at the front with the French Foreign Legion before enlisting with the British Army, Remount Division at Southampton, UK. He spent most of the war shipping horses across the English Channel to the front in France.

Andre deBeau

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Prairie College Worship Arts hosts Fundraiser Concert

Students in Prairie College’s Music and Worship Arts Program showcased songs from their upcoming EP projects. An EP is a short CD with 4-5 songs on it, and each student is getting ready to begin recording their songs. Thursday’s concert was a fundraiser for the students, and a way for fellow students and community members to hear what the music students have been working on. The students showed great diversity in style, including rock and roll sets, acoustic piano ballads, church an

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Jerry Wittstock remains County Reeve, joined by Deputy Reeve Faye McGhee

Kneehill County started their Oct. 23 Council meeting with the organizational meeting, nominating Jerry Wittstock to remain as County Reeve, while Faye McGhee took over the reins of Deputy Reeve. Meeting dates in 2019 will remain as the 2nd and 4th Tuesday in a month, except for Jan 22, 2019 (cancelled), one day per month for July (16th), August (20th), and December (10), and the Nov 12 meeting is cancelled. Committee of the Whole meetings the 3rd Tuesday per month except for February (5th, not

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Veteran Bus Driver Bobby Painter retires after 54 years

Anyone who has been a student in the rural Trochu area any time in the past 54 years will know the name Bobby Painter. Bobby has become something of a legend in Trochu, just retiring from his lengthy bus driving career and leaving quite a legacy in the Golden Hills School Division.

For 54 years he enjoyed his familiar routine - waking up, warming up the bus, and making sure each student got to school safely. This year is the first fall in many that Mr. Painter is not making that familiar drive

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