Dewberry's Kurt Bensmiller is the champion of the second WPCA tour stop of the season. He led the way in Saskatoon with a total 4 day running time of 5:11.55. Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan's Evan Salmond - who won the season opening event in Grande Prairie - finished with the second best time in Saskatoon.
That is what it sounded like on 96.5 CKFM on Sunday, June 10th as Chad Fike from Cremona posted the top time of the day in heat number 2.
Fike got around the track in Saskatoon in 1:17.01.
The winner of the second WPCA tour stop of the season was Dewberry's Kurt Bensmiller.
Bensmiller says he added in some new horses this season and they wound up leading him to victory in Saskatoon with a total 4 day running time of 5:11.55.
He talks about winning a race early in the season.
Evan Salmond, Logan Gorst, Codey McCurrach and Jason Glass rounded out the top 5.
The WPCA chuckwagons head to Medicine Hat for a four day event starting on Thursday, June 14th.
The next World Professional Chuckwagon Association broadcasts on 96.5 CKFM are coming up from June 27th through July 2nd from Ponoka.
(Audio courtesy of Arnie Jackson with the WPCA Chuckwagon Radio Network)
RCMP have recovered over $300,000 worth of stolen merchandise after executing a search warrant involving stolen property north of High River at a commercial location.. A 26-year-old Calgary man and a 27-year-old Didsbury woman have been arrested and released. They face on charge each. A 37 year old man from Black Diamond has been arrested and faces nine total charges. A 44 year old man from Black Diamond is now wanted for numerous offences in relation to this incident.
Corporal Courtney Harding says Olds RCMP scheduled several additional RCMP members to work in order to ensure public safety for the annual Oldstoberfest event. Enforcement and crime prevention included bike patrols by Olds RCMP and foot patrols as well as a police presence at the Oldstoberfest venues and grounds during the festivities. According to Corporal Harding, overall the RCMP members reported it was a good event with minimal issues until the later hours of each evening.
The Innisfail Legion was sold out on Wednesday, September 19th for the Innisfail Eagles 5th annual sportsman's dinner. Long-time Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean was the headliner for the evening's hot stove lounge discussion.
Margaret Erickson with the Olds Institute's Age Friendly Committee says they are hoping to see improvements at crosswalks in the town of Olds in order to make it more accessible for pedestrians and seniors.
Students at Ecole Deer Meadow School in Olds are participating in their Terry Fox Run on Thursday, September 20th. Instead of supporting the Terry Fox Foundation this year, Principal Carey Collin says DMS will be raising money for the family of a student at Olds Elementary School who is going through cancer treatments right now at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary.
The annual organizational meeting for the Chinook's Edge Board of Education took place last week and a familiar face was acclaimed as Board Chair. This will be Colleen Butler's 9th consecutive year as CESD Board Chair. She is the Ward 3 Trustee for Delburne/Elnora.
Danielle Lappage from Olds won gold this month at the final women's wrestling ranking series event of the year. The 27 year old Lappage finished first in the 65 kilogram class at the Poland Open. She defeated Finland's Petra Olli in a very close gold medal match by the score of 2-1.
96.5 CKFM's 2016 Star Search winner Dustin Farr will be playing live music at the local farmers markets this week and collecting harvested goods. Fresh vegetable donations will then be donated to the Airdrie Food Bank and Mountain View Food Bank.
Staff Sergeant Jim MacDonald says the numbers for April through June of this year only tell the story of a three month period, however the decrease in crime is promising and he is cautiously optimistic about this trend.