Samuel MacDonald

OLD TRAIN STATION - The Benalto Train Station, pictured here with a new basement level, is anticipated to open in spring of 2018. Photo By Sam Macdonald/Eckville Echo

Benalto Train station revival on track with $75,000 grant from Red Deer County

The Benalto Booster Club’s pet project is anticipated to open as acommunity centre in spring 2018

OLD TRAIN STATION - The Benalto Train Station, pictured here with a new basement level, is anticipated to open in spring of 2018. Photo By Sam Macdonald/Eckville Echo

Unlocking fees, begone

The CRTC has final moved to get rid of fees for unlocking cell phones

Participaction all over again

Scott’s weekly column about motivation and activity

BUDDY BENCH - Eckville FCSS Vice Chair Linda Kind (left), Eckville Mayor Helen Posti and Eckville Elementary School Principal Kory Reimer are seen here presenting the school’s new Buddy Bench, already being enjoyed by several students. The bench is an idea used to eliminate loneliness, and promote and foster friendships at the school. Photo Submitted By Eckville Elementary School

Bench Buddy at Eckville Elementary School

The bench was presented to the school recently.

BUDDY BENCH - Eckville FCSS Vice Chair Linda Kind (left), Eckville Mayor Helen Posti and Eckville Elementary School Principal Kory Reimer are seen here presenting the school’s new Buddy Bench, already being enjoyed by several students. The bench is an idea used to eliminate loneliness, and promote and foster friendships at the school. Photo Submitted By Eckville Elementary School
SAFE - Trinity Bowman slides into home during the season-ending game between Eckville and Ermineskin, on June 20. Bowman and the rest of the team were only delayed a short while, and played a strong game, despite the windy, stormy weather that blew through the area.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD/ECKVILLE ECHO

Eagles braved Tuesday’s storm in final home game

Eagles earned a Tier 1 standing in the playoffs with a win over Ermineskin

SAFE - Trinity Bowman slides into home during the season-ending game between Eckville and Ermineskin, on June 20. Bowman and the rest of the team were only delayed a short while, and played a strong game, despite the windy, stormy weather that blew through the area.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD/ECKVILLE ECHO
Urgent Care Committee provides update on new medical facility to serve region

Urgent Care Committee provides update on new medical facility to serve region

AACS working on plans to better provide for region

Urgent Care Committee provides update on new medical facility to serve region
ACTIVITIES - This year’s Canada Day celebrations in Eckville will entail a return of the sand pile/money search.                                 Eckville Echo File Photo

Eckville plans busy day to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday

Eckville Mayor says the event will be full of family-fun

ACTIVITIES - This year’s Canada Day celebrations in Eckville will entail a return of the sand pile/money search.                                 Eckville Echo File Photo
Wind storm blusters through Central Alberta

Wind storm blusters through Central Alberta

The unespected storm caused trees to fall and a blackout in Eckville

Wind storm blusters through Central Alberta

Lacombe County opens tender for bridge widening project

Bridge Widening, bylaw updates, and surveillance matters among the discussions at Council meeting

FOR JOANNE - Many residents at Eckville Manor Hall were in attendance at the June 6 dedication of the petunia tree.                                Photo submitted by Eckville Manor House

Petunia tree dedicated in patriotic colours

The Eckville Manor House went away from traditional colours to celebrate nation’s birthday

FOR JOANNE - Many residents at Eckville Manor Hall were in attendance at the June 6 dedication of the petunia tree.                                Photo submitted by Eckville Manor House
Fireworks - To create displays like these fireworks, you will need to purchase a permit in Lacombe County.                                Eckville Echo file photo

Lacome County reminds permit needed for fireworks

The purchase or selling of fireworks needs a permit

Fireworks - To create displays like these fireworks, you will need to purchase a permit in Lacombe County.                                Eckville Echo file photo

Another victory for Eagles

Recent win helps in fight for playoff spot

BUCS AND VANDALS - The Central Alberta Buccaneers scored a win by a wide margin, facing the Lloydminster Vandals. The Bucs left the field with a 58-14 win after hosting a home game. Photo submitted by Todd Lewis

Vandals vanquished by Buccaneers in home game

Central Alberta Buccaneers on winning streak early in season

BUCS AND VANDALS - The Central Alberta Buccaneers scored a win by a wide margin, facing the Lloydminster Vandals. The Bucs left the field with a 58-14 win after hosting a home game. Photo submitted by Todd Lewis

Eckville Rodeo weekend promises plenty to do

There will be plenty of things to do outside the arena on rodeo weekend.

PROVINCIAL SUCESS - Coach Cody Magneson, right, with students Peace Won, Isaiah Staples, Jacob Berdahl, Delaini Gillett and Keaghan Holub.                                Photo submitted by Cody Magneson

Eckville students put on splendid performance at provincials

Grade 10 named provincial champion in two events.

PROVINCIAL SUCESS - Coach Cody Magneson, right, with students Peace Won, Isaiah Staples, Jacob Berdahl, Delaini Gillett and Keaghan Holub.                                Photo submitted by Cody Magneson
Lacombe County announces 2017 tax notice mail-out

Lacombe County announces 2017 tax notice mail-out

Residents should be recieving tax notices in the coming week.

Lacombe County announces 2017 tax notice mail-out
Rimbey Rays fall prey to the Eagles in Monday’s game

Rimbey Rays fall prey to the Eagles in Monday’s game

Coach commends the pitching skills and discipline of Eagles, in decisive victory over Rimbey.

Rimbey Rays fall prey to the Eagles in Monday’s game
Petunia Tree

Petunia Tree

Tree outfitted with beds of flowers in honour of local community leader.

Petunia Tree
Urgent Care Committee plans meet and greet to talk progress on new medical facility

Urgent Care Committee plans meet and greet to talk progress on new medical facility

Meet and greet will explain progress and promote golf tournament for AACS in Sylvan Lake.

Urgent Care Committee plans meet and greet to talk progress on new medical facility
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Test story for Home

Testing bylines as well

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