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Rockyford seeks disaster funding after torrential downpour

    In the wake of a torrential downpour that saw the streets of Rockyford flood over two inches Monday, the town has made applications for disaster funding in assisting nearly half the village’s homes suffering “phenomenal” damage.
    The heaven’s opened around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13, dropping over five inches of water onto the town in a two hour window.

An army of restoration companies worked until the early morning hours of Tuesday pumping out toxic sewage that backed up as much as two feet in some homes.


Risdon family selected as BMO Farm Family for Wheatland County at Calgary Stampede

 The Risdon farm is located south west of Strathmore. The farm’s roots go back to 1910 with the arrival of Harold and Francis Risdon from England. Harold’s son, Walter began farming in 1923 when he was only fourteen years old. In 1940, Walter (Alice) and his brother Dick (Irene), amalgamated and farmed under Risdon Bros., until Dick’s death in 1969. At that time Walter’s son, Doug, took over the business, with his father continuing to offer advice and to help at busy times. In 1975, Doug married Norma-Jean Hagen. Norma-Jean’s father, Robert Hagen was a secondgeneration farmer in the Cheadle area. His family emigrated from Norway in the 1920’s.

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