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King acclaimed as Kneehill County Reeve

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There has been a change in leadership on Kneehill County council following the Tuesday, October 24 organizational meeting, with Division 7 Councillor Ken King taking the helm as County Reeve, and Division 3 Councillor Jerry Wittstock as Deputy Reeve.
King accepted the nomination for the role of Reeve from Mr. Wittstock, and was acclaimed to the seat when no other nominations were brought forward.
“I want to thank Jerry for his diligence in leading, and his patient coaching of our collection of new and inexperienced councillors,” Reeve King shared following his swearing in. “The council of today and the excellent rapport and the working relationship we have here on council, and with our County’s CAO (Chief Administrative Officer Mike Haugen), our senior leadership and our staff are a testament to your leadership.”
Reeve King then called for nominations for the role of Deputy Reeve.
Mr. Wittstock, and Division 1 Councillor Faye McGhee were both nominated for the Deputy Reeve position, and both accepted the nomination.
With both names standing, Council were given blind ballots by CAO Haugen, resulting in the election of Mr. Wittstock to the position of Deputy Reeve.

Poppy campaign kicks off

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The 2023 Poppy campaign in Drumheller officially began on Friday, October 27, as Legion President Gary Boucher pinned the first poppy on Mayor Heather Colberg. The poppies have been distributed to local supportive businesses and organizations. Funds raised by the poppy sales stay in the community and go towards initiatives to help veterans and their families.

Terror in Twin Hills

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A favourite holiday for many Drumhllerites is Halloween, a night of ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treaters. It is evident in the keenly decorated homes and the intricate costumes. The downtown trick-or-treat is always a hit with hundreds of kids.
There is one small cul-de-sac that put their heart and soul into Halloween.
At this year’s Canada Day Parade, many may have noticed a decked-out hearse on the route, marked up as the Twin Hills Terror. This has had many Halloweeners anticipating for months what's in store.
Twin Hills Close has become a destination for trick-or-treaters. Families in the neighbourhood go all out for Halloween.
Kent Jensen and his wife Nicole are part of it.
He says prior to moving to town he would decorate a hall on their home on the farm every Halloween. When they moved to town they found kindred spirits.
“This has been the third year we have been doing it, between us and a few of the neighbours, we have been gradually upping our game,” he said, adding, “It’s a little addictive after you start.”
The weather has been a bit of a challenge, but nonetheless, they had their display ready for trick or treaters as well as folk who want to drive through Twin Hills for a Halloween adventure.


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