Sturgeon County Division 4 Councillor Jerry Kaup said, “The Big Yes” that he is running again.
His love for the County and its future and all of the people asking him to run again are some of the reasons he is throwing his hat back in for re-election as Division 4 Councillor.
Cardiff Park will play host to the 3rd-annual Sturgeon County Bounty Culinary Cookout.
The event takes place Friday, August 11, from 4 p.m. to -9 p.m. and organizers are hoping to break 2016 attendance records.
Council has unanimously passed First Reading of a new Area Structure Plan for Coal Creek ahead of a public hearing in August. The bylaw would allow the development of a commercial and business industrial development, focusing on “light industrial activities” according to the ASP.
On Sunday family and friends gathered at the Rendez Vous Centre for the 100 Birthday Celebration in honour of Oscar Joseph Hittinger.
Some travelled from as far as North Vancouver, Vancouver Island to Regina SK. to be present.
Among the attendees was Hittinger's 101 year old sister Justine Hergott from Youville, where he also resides.
His daughter Carol Kaup was the emcee for the event. She said they are a musical family and her son Rob and his wife Danielle of the Two Bad Apples entertained the crowd with some of her Dad's favourite songs as he was a musician and had his own band in later years.
His Great Granddaughter Natalie LaBuick sang You Are My Sunshine.
Eddie Bulger sang a few numbers including the Aberta 100 song titled, Ourr Community, Our Heritage, Our Pride which he dedicated to Oscar Hittinger.
Speakers included the four children of Oscar Hittinger,Mary Lou Kastelic,Lorne and Wayne Hittinger and Carol Kaup.
Ron Cust spoke of his Goddfather Oscar Hittinger, how they share the Oscar name, the naming Committee, a district in Morinville named after the Hittinger family and the contributions the family has made to Morinville.
Certificates and Congratulatory messages from the Pope, the Queen, Governor General of Canada,Prime Minister of Canada, and Premier of Alberta were on display.
Oscar is the grandson of the original Hittinger who had a homestead in Morinville in 1891.
In 1891 Peter Hittinger moved from North Dakota with his parents Mr and Mrs. Michael Hittinger. He homesteaded here and in 1904 married Katharine Steffes.They had five sons, Mathias, Michael, Oscar, Anthony and Vernon and three daughters.
Oscar married Katherine Cust, daughter of James and Daisy Cust in June 1946.
The legacy includes 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Above: Bumper to Bumper/ Home Hardware presented a cheque for just shy of $6000 to the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation Wednesday. The money raised came from registration fees for the vehicles, the hot dog stand (donated by Spiker Equipment) and t-shirt sales. Additional monies were generated from a 50/50 and birdhouse sales.
Morinville may be seeing a major revision to its 2012 Municipal Development Plan following First Reading to Council of Bylaw 10/2017. Council passed First Reading unanimously after only a few clarifying questions.
Council has directed administration to move forward with a hiring process for a new Chief Administrative Officer for Morinville by February 2018. The position will be vacant after Morinville’s current CAO, Andrew Isbister, retires in March of next year.
Bumper to Bumper/ Home Hardware presented a cheque for just shy of $6000 to the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation Wednesday. The money raised came from registration fees for the vehicles, the hot dog stand (donated by Spiker Equipment) and t-shirt sales. Additional monies were generated from a 50/50 and birdhouse sales.
Residents now know how much eliminating the photo radar contract early with ITS/Global Traffic Group would cost taxpayers, following a report to council given by David Schaefer, Director of Community and Protective Services. Schaefer estimates terminating the contract before its April 2019 conclusion would cost the town $369,200, and would cause a gross revenue hit of $581,172 over the next 19 months (until the conclusion of the contract).