Mike Rainone

Marcus and Ida Crandall were married in 1918 in the Ferrybank district

Reflections – A.J. Crandall family among first Ferrybank settlers

Experience of a local family who were among the first settlers in the region

Marcus and Ida Crandall were married in 1918 in the Ferrybank district
A full house was on hand for this Ponoka Family Community Christmas Dinner in 2015

The grand Ponoka Community Christmas Day dinner tradition

Community Christmas dinner has a long, healthy tradition in Ponoka

A full house was on hand for this Ponoka Family Community Christmas Dinner in 2015
This 1997 photo features Ponoka Food Bank volunteers Hazel Rochan

Ponoka Food Bank appreciates community support

With food banks across Alberta seeing demand skyrocket to unheard of levels, the Ponoka Food Bank is glad of all the local support they get

This 1997 photo features Ponoka Food Bank volunteers Hazel Rochan
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We must never forget our veterans and present serving soldiers

This week's Reflections takes a look at Remembrance and the importance to take time to do so.

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One of the first Threshing outfits operating in the Water Glen district east of Ponoka was owned by early pioneer John Tennis. Shown from left to right with the massive machines are: Julius

The John Tennis family…from Russia to Water Glen

From Russia to Ponoka, the Tennis family story in this week's Reflections.

One of the first Threshing outfits operating in the Water Glen district east of Ponoka was owned by early pioneer John Tennis. Shown from left to right with the massive machines are: Julius
The 30-acre Vold

Ponoka district cattle always among the best in the world

This week's Reflections looks at the history of the VJV Auction mart.

The 30-acre Vold
Our first Ponoka Municipal Hospital at the corner of Railway Street and 57th Avenue was opened in 1946 and served the medical needs of the community for over 40 years. After it closed in the 1980s the facility was used for research

A salute to the Ponoka Municipal Hospital

This week's Reflections looks at the history of the old Ponoka hospital.

Our first Ponoka Municipal Hospital at the corner of Railway Street and 57th Avenue was opened in 1946 and served the medical needs of the community for over 40 years. After it closed in the 1980s the facility was used for research
The Magic School was built in 1903 in the ‘heart of Wood River’ east of Ponoka

There was a magic place in the forest east of Ponoka

Reflections this week looks at the history of a Magic School east of town.

The Magic School was built in 1903 in the ‘heart of Wood River’ east of Ponoka
Kathy Andersen of Ponoka poses with one of the four delightful collages on which she has spent countless hours collecting artifacts and putting together in honour of the long and colourful happenings and history of the Home Glen district.

Sharing the early memories of the Home Glen district

This week's Reflections looks at the long history of the the Home Glen district.

Kathy Andersen of Ponoka poses with one of the four delightful collages on which she has spent countless hours collecting artifacts and putting together in honour of the long and colourful happenings and history of the Home Glen district.
Here is the first class to graduate from the new Ponoka Composite High School

New Ponoka Composite High School celebrates 50 years

This week's Reflections looks at the long history of the Ponoka Composite High School before it was the Campus.

Here is the first class to graduate from the new Ponoka Composite High School
This amazing photo shows the arduous road work that was completed in the early 1900s east of Ponoka by our early pioneers in order to build the ‘town line’

Jenkins family longed for faith, family, and adventure in Wood River

This week's Reflections looks at the history of early pioneers developing the highways.

This amazing photo shows the arduous road work that was completed in the early 1900s east of Ponoka by our early pioneers in order to build the ‘town line’
This first Ponoka Town Hall was built in 1907 at the corner of 51st street and 50th Avenue and faithfully served our community for close to 55 years.

The long and colourful saga of the Ponoka Town Hall

This week's Reflections looks at the time when the old Town Hall was built.

This first Ponoka Town Hall was built in 1907 at the corner of 51st street and 50th Avenue and faithfully served our community for close to 55 years.
Members of the Ponoka Youth Centre/Boys and Girls Clubs of Wolf Creek enjoy a flower pot painting session at the Town of Ponoka Visitor Information Centre. The PYC are celebrating 15 years of service to the youth of Ponoka and districts

Ponoka Youth Centre hosts 103,081 visits in 15 years

This week's Reflections looks at the strong history of the Ponoka Youth Centre.

Members of the Ponoka Youth Centre/Boys and Girls Clubs of Wolf Creek enjoy a flower pot painting session at the Town of Ponoka Visitor Information Centre. The PYC are celebrating 15 years of service to the youth of Ponoka and districts
This 1960s photo of the Zion Church east of Ponoka in the Mecca Glen district shows some of the younger members of the congregation all dressed up for Sunday School and services. Shown in the front row (left to right) are Gwen (Scott) Andrews

Zion Church is celebrating 100 years of faith and friendship

This week's Reflections looks at the 100th anniversary of Ponoka's Zion Church.

This 1960s photo of the Zion Church east of Ponoka in the Mecca Glen district shows some of the younger members of the congregation all dressed up for Sunday School and services. Shown in the front row (left to right) are Gwen (Scott) Andrews
This delightful May 2016 photo was taken at the Pioneer Historical marker on Highway #53 and features right to left

Sharing a proud Ponoka district family history with Danish cousins

This week's Reflections looks at sharing a proud history with Danish cousins.

This delightful May 2016 photo was taken at the Pioneer Historical marker on Highway #53 and features right to left
Ted and Ardyce James sit at the front of their immaculate home and garden near the Ponoka Community Golf Club in 1956. Both served on the staff of the Alberta Hospital

Three generations of the James family worked at the Alberta Hospital

This week's Reflections looks at three generations of the James family working at what was called the Alberta Hospital.

Ted and Ardyce James sit at the front of their immaculate home and garden near the Ponoka Community Golf Club in 1956. Both served on the staff of the Alberta Hospital
This great photo shows The Volunteer Firefighters Riverside Park

Helping to build our community both yesterday and today

This week's Reflections looks at the strong community support in building playgrounds past and present.

This great photo shows The Volunteer Firefighters Riverside Park
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Celebrating over 100 years of Scouting in Ponoka

This week's Reflections looks at the history of scouting in Ponoka.

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Saluting our early war brides of Ponoka and County districts

This week's Reflections salutes the early war brides of the area.

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This amazing 1928 photo features the massive P.M.H gardens and green house

We will never forget our childhood up at the hospital grounds

This week's Reflections looks at growing up at the old mental hospital.

This amazing 1928 photo features the massive P.M.H gardens and green house