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.
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.
One person has died and another was critically injured in a single vehicle collision in Sturgeon County.
Morinville RCMP were dispatched to a collision on Range Road 245 near Township Road 561 in Sturgeon County at approximately 12:15 p.m. Sunday, July 9.
The Rotary Club of Morinville Outgoing President Simon Boersma passed the gavel to new President Alanna Hnatiw at the Rotary Club of Morinville meeting held on Wednesday at the Moriville Community Cultural Centre.
With summer officially a week away, bikes are becoming a more common sight on Morinville roads and sidewalks. But not everyone can afford a new bike, which is where Roseridge Landfill has stepped in to lend a hand.
Sturgeon County is hosting an information session for residents interested in running as a candidate for municipal office in the 2017 Municipal Election. The event takes place at Cardiff Hall (55320 Range Road 251) June 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.