Swift Current is the fifth largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It is situated along the Trans Canada Highway 170 kilometres west from Moose Jaw, 218 kilometres east from Medicine Hat, Alberta. Swift Current grew 6.8 % between 2016, ending up at 16,604 residents. The city is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Swift Current No. 137. Swift Current's history began with Swift Current Creek which originates at Cypress Hills and traverses 100 miles of prairie and empties into the South Saskatchewan River; the creek was a camp for First Nations for centuries. The name of the creek comes from the Cree, who called the South Saskatchewan River Kisiskâciwan, meaning "it flows swiftly". Fur traders found the creek on their westward treks in the 1800s, called it "rivière au Courant". Henri Julien, an artist travelling with the North-West Mounted Police expedition in 1874, referred to it as "Du Courant", Commissioner George French used "Strong Current Creek" in his diary. While it took another decade before being recorded, the area has always been known as "Swift Current".
The settlement of Swift Current was established in 1883, after the CPR surveyed a railway line as far as Swift Current Creek. In 1882, initial grading and track preparation commenced, with the first settlers arriving in the spring of 1883. During the early part of its settlement, the economy was based exclusively on serving the new railway buildings and employees. There was a significant ranching operation known as the "76" ranches, it stretched from Swift Current to Calgary. The ranch located at Swift Current dealt with sheep. At one point there were upwards of 20,000 sheep grazing on the present day Kinetic Grounds; the head shepherd was John Oman from Scotland. He donated land to build Oman School in 1913. Other early industries included gathering bison bones for use in fertilizer manufacturing, the making of bone china and sugar refining. Métis residents ran a successful Red River ox cart "freighting" business along the Swift Current-Battleford Trail to Battleford until the late 1880s. During the Riel Rebellion of 1885, Swift Current became a major military base and troop mustering area due to its proximity to Battleford but this was only for a short time.
On February 4, 1904, the hamlet became a village and a town on March 15, 1907, when a census indicated a population of 550. Swift Current became incorporated as a city on January 15, 1914, with Frank E. West being the mayor at the time; the Swift Current Airport was taken over by the city of Swift Current from Transport Canada in 1996. Airport services were contracted out. There have been recent plans to expand and revitalize the airport alongside the rural municipalities surrounding Swift Current. Swift Current is sometimes known as "Speedy Creek", "Swift", or "Swifty". Swift Current's official slogan is "Where Life Makes Sense". Swift Current is home to Saskatchewan's oldest operating theatre: the Lyric Theatre, built in 1912 at a cost of $50,000 is the "crown jewel" of Swift Current's historical downtown buildings, with recognizable advertisements painted on the north and south sides of the building dating back to the early 1920s; the building has served many functions over the years: at first it housed glamorous vaudeville performances by traveling companies, was converted into a movie theatre and, in the mid-1980s, a bar and nightclub.
A volunteer non-profit group purchased the facility in 2005 and is raising money for its preservation while staging cultural events, such as a mock Chautauqua annually in July, since 2008, open mic nights throughout the year, administering rentals of the building. The current musician in residence is Al Hudec. Swift Current's tallest commercial building is the EI Wood Building, located downtown; the longest running business in Swift Current is the Imperial Hotel known as "The Big Eye" due to the large eye painted on the side. It was used as evidence that Swift Current should be granted village status; the owner, R. H. Corbett of Medicine Hat, needed the designation to obtain a liquor licence; the Swift Current railway station has been designated a historic railway station in 1991. The Court House is a designated historical building. Swift Current is located at the start of the historic Swift Current-Battleford Trail, the remnants of which, can still be seen today at the Battleford Trail Ruts Heritage Site.
Swift Current experiences a humid continental climate that does not fall far from being classified as semi-arid. Winters are long and cold, while summers are short and wet; the coldest month is January, with a mean temperature of −10.1 °C, while the warmest month is July, with a mean temperature of 18.2 °C. The driest month is February, with an average of 11.8 mm of precipitation, while the wettest month is June, with an average of 77 mm. Annual precipitation is low, with an average of 392.5 mm. Its location in southwest Saskatchewan gives it milder winters than the provincial capital, Regina though it is higher in elevation. Chinook winds happen several times a year allowing residents to enjoy unseasonably warm weather for short periods of time; the highest temperature recorded in Swift Current was 41.7 °C on 12 July 1886. The coldest temperature recorded was −47.8 °C on 16 February 1936. The city is home to the Swift Current Museum, the Art Gallery of Swift Current, the Lyric Theatre and the Swift Current Library.
The city is host to the Windscape Kite Festival, the
Baron Fairhaven, of Anglesey Abbey in the County of Cambridge, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1961 for Urban Huttleston Broughton, 1st Baron Fairhaven, with remainder to his younger brother, Henry Rogers Broughton, he had been created Baron Fairhaven, of Lode in the County of Cambridge, in 1929, with remainder to the heirs male of his body. The first Baron Fairhaven was the eldest son of Urban Hanlon Broughton, a civil engineer and Conservative Member of Parliament who died in January 1929 before his intended elevation to the peerage as Baron Fairhaven. At the same time, Lord Fairhaven's mother, Cara Leland Broughton, daughter of the American industrialist Henry Huttleston Rogers, was granted Royal warrant to the style and title as if her husband had been created Baron Fairhaven; as the first Baron Fairhaven had no male heirs, in 1961 he was created Baron Fairhaven, of Anglesey Abbey in the County of Cambridge, with special remainder to his younger brother, Henry.
On his death in 1966, the barony of 1929 became extinct and he was succeeded in the barony of 1961 by his brother, who became the second Baron. As of 2017 the title is held by the latter's only son, the third Baron, who succeeded in 1973; the title is unusual in referring to a town in the United States, Fairhaven in Massachusetts, the birthplace of the first Baron. The family seat is Anglesey Abbey, near Cambridgeshire. Urban Huttleston Broughton, 1st Baron Fairhaven Urban Huttleston Broughton, 1st Baron Fairhaven Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Baron Fairhaven Ailwyn Henry George Broughton, 3rd Baron Fairhaven The heir apparent is the present holder's son, the Hon. James Henry Ailwyn Broughton The next in line to the heir apparent is his son, George Ailwyn James Broughton Kidd, Williamson, David. Debrett's Baronetage. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990. Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
Mellen Clark Greeley was an American architect in Jacksonville, Florida. He was considered to be the "Dean of Jacksonville Architects". Greeley went away to boarding school for high school. In 1898, Greeley volunteered for the Spanish–American War and was sent to Cuba as part of the 3rd U. S. Volunteer Engineer Regiment. After the war he stayed in the reserves and served again as a lieutenant and captain in the Quartermaster Corps in France during World War I. Greeley apprenticed for draftsman J. H. W. Hawkins from 1901 to 1908 and opened his own practice in 1909. After his service in World War I, he joined Roy A. Benjamin, they worked together for five years, he helped establish the Florida Association of Architects in 1912. Greeley was active in political issues and helped establish the Florida Board of Architecture in 1915, serving as its secretary from 1923 to 1955, he worked with zoning commissions and other regulators on things ranging from electrical codes to the management of hotel commissions.
Mellen Clark Greeley House at 2561 Oak Street Old Stanton High School Woman's Club of Jacksonville, style: Tudor Revival. Fenimore and Hartmore Apartments with Roy A. Benjamin Dr. Charles E. Terry Residence at 2959 St. Johns Avenue George Couper Gibbs Residence at 2717 Riverside Avenue John L. Roe Residence at 399 Beach Avenue in Atlantic Beach, Florida 1816 Avondale Avenue 1876 River Road 4061 Timuquana Road Ribault Club on Fort George Island, Florida. Credited to Maurice Fatio and Greeley. Colonial Revival architecture. Church of the Good Shepherd and as architect of the remodel Government House, in St. Augustine, Florida Architecture of Jacksonville Mellen Clark Greeley at Find a Grave
Reynolds High School is the only public high school in Troutdale, United States, in the northeastern part of the Portland metropolitan area. It is part of the Reynolds School District, is the second-largest high school in Oregon; the school takes its name from the school district, named for the Reynolds Aluminum plant in the city that closed in 2000. On May 29, 1979, a three-alarm fire damaged the gym and theater. Reynolds High School merged with Columbia High School in 1989. Columbia High School is now the site of Reynolds High School, the former Reynolds High School is now one of three middle schools in the district, Reynolds Middle School. On June 10, 2014, an active shooter situation occurred at the school during morning period. One student, 14-year-old freshman Emilio Hoffman, was killed. A physical education teacher suffered non-life-threatening injuries; the shooter, 15-year-old Jared Michael Padgett, using an AR-15 and equipped with a handgun and a knife, engaged a responding officer in a gunfight before retreating inside a school bathroom, where he fatally shot himself.
SWAT and FBI agents secured the school. The students were released to their parents at a nearby Fred Meyer store; the shooting occurred on the second-to-last day of the school year. During the evacuation, a second gun, unrelated to the shooting, was found at the scene and one person, who did not have a permit to carry a concealed firearm, was taken into custody; the individual confessed to bringing the gun to the school to protect his sister, a freshman at the school. Padgett had planned to pursue a career in the United States Armed Forces, he was a member of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program, his oldest brother served in the military in Afghanistan. Padgett had managed to acquire his weapons from a secured area in the family home; this was the first fatal school shooting in Oregon since the 1998 Thurston High School shooting, which left two students and the shooter's parents dead and another 25 wounded. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber attended a community vigil in Troutdale that evening.
President Barack Obama, speaking at a Tumblr-sponsored question-and-answer session the day of the shooting, declared, "We're the only developed country on earth where this happens." Obama further stated that only a massive shift in public opinion could sway Congress to act in favor of greater gun control measures. In 2015, a bond resolution was proposed, which would grant the district $125,000,000 to help replace, renovate several schools in the district, install security upgrades in every school in the district. A portion of this sum of money was used to remodel the northern portion of the main establishment; this includes remodeled science, functional life-skills and early childhood education classrooms, cafeteria area, kitchen. Relocation of the main office and counseling office by the new and more secure main entry, and all buildings that make up the campus internally connected. Construction was started spring of 2017, is projected to be complete fall of 2018. In 2008, 64% of the school's seniors received a high school diploma.
Of 611 students, 388 graduated, 130 dropped out, 39 received a modified diploma, 54 were still in high school the following year. In 2009, there were nearly 900 freshmen in a record for the school; this was combined over 40 teachers at the school. This caused class sizes to increase. Diego Hernandez, state representative Drew Eubanks, Austin Spurs Forward
Susan Rolph is a female former freestyle and medley swimmer from Great Britain. Rolph was one of the dominating forces in the 1990s of British women's swimming, her Commonwealth Games medal haul consists of one silver and two bronze medals. She represented England in four events, winning a gold medal in the 4 x 100 metres freestyle relay, at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada. Four years she represented England in five events and gained a amedal in all five including two gold medals, at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she is a four times winner of the British Championship in the 50 metres freestyle, four times winner of the 100 metres freestyle and the 200 metres freestyle champion in 2000. She won the 50 metres butterfly title in 1994 and was six times champion in the 200 metres medley. List of Commonwealth Games medallists in swimming FINA athlete profile Sue Rolph at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
Kaempfer's woodpecker known as the Piauí woodpecker, is a species of woodpecker from Brazil. The type specimen, a female, was collected in the Brazilian state of Piauí in 1926. No other individuals were collected or seen and the bird was feared extinct, until a male was captured by Advaldo Dias do Prado during mist netting in 2006 in the state of Tocantins, it was known as the Caatinga woodpecker for some time, but this name is misleading and based on confusion between two places with similar names. It has been considered a subspecies of the rufous-headed woodpecker, but an evaluation by the South American Classification Committee in 2003 resulted in it being recognized as a separate species; this was based on the differences in habitat and plumage, combined with the large distance between the ranges of the two species. It has a total length of about 24 centimeters; the head and remiges are rufous-chestnut, the underparts and back are buff, the wing-coverts are barred in black and buff and the chest and tail are uniform black.
The male has a red mottling on its crest. For comparison, the rufous-headed woodpecker is larger and has extensive black barring on the back and underparts. Little is known about its habitat preference, but it appears to be associated with bamboo growing in Cerrado and babassu palm forest. There is no evidence to suggest. Rather, the authors who proposed the common name Caatinga woodpecker and associating it with the caatinga habitat mistook a place in the caatinga called Uruçuí-Una for the type locality Uruçuí, some 180 km. NNW in cerrado habitat; this has led to Kaempfer's woodpecker being suggested as a common name instead of Caatinga woodpecker. The new name honours Emil Kaempfer. Since its initial rediscovery in 2006, Kaempfer's woodpecker has been recorded at multiple sites in Tocantins, locally in adjacent states; some sites are threatened by the construction of a new section of the Belém-Brasília Highway, habitat loss is to be the main threat. However, due to the taxonomic confusion with the rufous-headed woodpecker, it has only been evaluated by BirdLife International, where it has been given a status of Critically Endangered for the 2007 Red List.
Based on the additional sites discovered since it has been suggested that Endangered may be more appropriate. BirdLife Species Factsheet Lost Woodpecker Reappears Evaluation leading to Celeus obrieni being split from C. spectabilis Evaluation leading to Kaempfer's Woodpecker being used as a common name Prado, A. D. 2006. Celeus obrieni:80 anos depois. Atualidades Ornitologicas. Nº 134 - Novembro/Dezembro 2006. Ivaiporã - PR Brasil