Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The Swift Current Drag Racing Association hosted the third and final drag racing weekend of the 2017 season at the Swift Current Airport, Aug. 26 and 27. The event was well attended and over 114 cars from across Saskatchewan as well as from Alberta, Manitoba and Montana  competed on the airfield dragstrip. Below are the race results.

Aug. 26 winners: Super Pro class – 1st Ron Schultz, Swift Current, 2nd Rick Starkey, Malta MT; Pro class – 1st Harvey Turner, Medicine Hat AB, 2nd Garry Burr, Bagot MB; Sportsman class – 1st Jarrod Bauer, Moose Jaw SK, 2nd Richard Vogel, McTaggart SK; Junior Dragster class – 1st Rayce Schultz, Swift Current, 2nd Erica Knelsen, Medicine Hat AB.

Aug. 27 winners: Super Pro class – 1st  Zach Lowe, Moose Jaw SK, 2nd Cory Schultz, Swift Current; Pro class – 1st James Frayn, Trossachs SK, 2nd Mike Acker, Swift Current; Sportsman class – 1st Remington Walker, Assiniboia SK, 2nd Jake Knelsen, Swift Current; Junior Dragster class – 1st Hayley Vipond, Swift Current, 2nd Rayce Schultz, Swift Current.

 

The differences in learning between boys and girls will be discussed at an upcoming workshop in Swift Current. The workshop Cracking the Boy Code takes places from 1-4 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Swift Current, Sept. 16.

Swift Current resident Dixie Green is giving a former church building a new lease on life while also showing her commitment to renewable energy.

The City of Swift Current’s net metering program gives an opportunity to residents to benefit from the installation of solar panels at their homes if they use less power than the amount generated by their renewable technology.

The upcoming rehabilitation of a street bridge across the Swift Current Creek will result in some road detours in Swift Current.

The Harvest for Hope fundraising initiative near Swift Current gathered another crop for Rock Solid Refuge, despite the very dry conditions in the area during the 2017 growing season.

A Swift Current resident celebrated his 50th birthday by competing in a gruelling triathlon race through the mountainous terrain around Whistler, B.C.

Job seekers in the Swift Current area who need information on career and job opportunities or on training and education can use the community-hosted job search resource centre at Great Plains College.

Innovation Credit Union is a gold sponsor of Swift Current United Way's 3rd annual Foundation of Hope gala.

A commemorative plaque was unveiled in Gull Lake on National Peacekeepers’ Day to recognize the sacrifice of Capt. Keith Mirau, who grew up in the town and died 43 years ago when a Canadian military aircraft was shot down while on peacekeeping duties in the Middle East.

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