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New EID chair acclaimed
For the first time in over a decade the Eastern Irrigation District will have a new chairman. “I will not be standing for chair. After 15 years I think I’ve done my share,” said Bob Chrumka who has been a board member since 1997 and chairman since 2001. The EID held its organizational meeting on Tuesday morning, which was the first meeting following Friday’s election of Rod Johnson in Division 4 and George Murray in Division 7. Jim Culligan was re-elected in Division 2 and is now into his third term.
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Uplands School holds Grade 5 Heritage Fair
Uplands School held a Heritage Fair for grade five students last Wednesday. Students used class time to research and complete 3D posters about a historical event/person/idea which is important to Canadian history. Teacher Danielle Van Herk said the fair was intended to be non-competitive in nature but the top three projects would be rewarded Heritage Excellence. These students qualified to compete in the Southern Alberta Heritage Fair in Lethbridge this weekend at the Galt Museum.
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Badlands Beast win silver medals
Badlands Beast spring hockey team will wrap up their short season this weekend with tournament play in Medicine Hat. The team, coached by Brad Tobler recently returned home with silver medals at the Alberta Champions Cup tournament in Edmonton. The team is comprised of eight and nine year old players from southeastern Alberta. Aiden Tobler, Jack Hackett, Ziv Feser and Ashton Stone are from Brooks, Colby Gulliver from Duchess, Payton Wood, Conner Campion, Lane Hagel-Wideman, Ethan Marshall and Caiden Spencer are from Hanna and Paxton and Gavin Olsen are from Duchess.
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Pump It Up run Saturday at Dinosaur park 

Local improvement tax may increase with Tilley work 

Telus investing $1.5 million in Brooks this year 

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