That's Life - October 25, 2017

It seems like a long time ago but last Tuesday’s wind storm was one for the record books.

The Three Hills Municipal Airport is home to Prairie College Aviation. They are equipped to measure official wind speeds. Well folks, that was no breeze. They recorded peak winds of 148 kmph. That’s 80 knots of wind speed. Anything over 65 knots (120.38 kmph) is categorized as hurricane speed, category one. A category two hurricane is rated at wind speeds from 83.95 knots to 95 knots. In miles per hour, Tuesday’s wind speeds peaked at 92 mph.

One of the many results of that storm was severe damage to the Three Hills home of David and Lori Reinhardt. Financial aid through community support would go a long way in helping this couple complete the necessary repairs as needed. A “gofundme” account has been established and further information is available at

Over the next few issues we will present you with photos of your new County, Town and Village councils. We will also list the committees in each municipality, and which elected officials will represent your community on these committees.

That being said, there’s a lot happening this time of year that smells a lot like fall suppers.

This Friday, October 27, it’s the Trochu Golf and Country Club Fall Supper at the Trochu Hall from 5 pm to 7:30 pm The Annual Torrington Lion Turkey Dinner goes Sunday, October 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ron Gorr Memorial Arena.

The Knox United Church Annual Fall Ham Supper goes Friday, November 3, at the Three Hills Community Centre, from 5-7 p.m.

Swalwell’s Annual Turkey Dinner goes Sunday, November 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at their Community Hall.

We’re going to need bigger belts, that’s all there is to it. And don’t forget that there is a lot of pie at these events. Lots and lots of pie.

Don’t forget this week’s performances at the Three Hills Arts Academy. It’s all about “Radio Hour Classics” and I just can’t wait, but I guess I’ll have to. Get your tickets, while you still can.

Christmas in Nashville is coming up on Saturday, December 2 at the Trochu Hall. This fundraiser is being held for improvements and upgrades to the Three Hills Health Centre. Event dinner tickets are $75 each and are available at Adam B. Young Insurance, in Three Hills. Tickets are also on sale for the Christmas in Nashville raffle. First prize is a $5,000 trip voucher and second prize is a $1,000 voucher or cash. Raffle tickets are available at ATB in Three Hills and Trochu, and Servus Credit Union in Three Hills.

That’s Life.