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Vera McGill will be turning 100 on Nov. 26. She is a resident at Golden Leisure Lodge and has had many passions in life including golfing and going on cruises. She will be celebrating the day with her family. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Ponoka resident turning 100

Happy Birthday Vera!

  • Nov 25, 2022
The Loyal Order of the Moose Branch No. 633 Ponoka donated $500 to Ponoka Elementary School’s meal program on Nov. 22. Right, board member Rose Nicholson presents the cheque to principal Nathan McEntee. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Ponoka Elementary School’s meal program receives donation

The Loyal Order of the Moose Branch No. 633 Ponoka donated $500…

The <em>Ponoka News</em> food drive during Almost Midnight Madness on Nov. 18, collected 444 lbs of food for the Ponoka Food Bank, as well as some cash donations. Right, <em>Ponoka News</em> publisher Christina Komives presents Violet Smith, food bank manager, with the cash on Nov. 21. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: Donations weighed from Ponoka News’ food drive

Ponoka News collected food bank donations during Almost Midnight Madness

A home decorated for Christmas in Ponoka. (File photo)

Ponoka’s annual Christmas lights tour begins soon

The Town of Ponoka’s annual self-guided Christmas Lights Tour starts on Dec.…

  • Nov 21, 2022
A home decorated for Christmas in Ponoka. (File photo)
(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka celebrates Almost Midnight Madness

Photos from Almost Midnight Madness in Ponoka Nov. 18. There was a…

(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka Legion’s Remembrance Day ceremony

Lest We Forget: The Ponoka Legion held a full, in-person Remembrance Day…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

St. Augustine School marks Remembrance Day

St. Augustine School held two Remembrance Day assemblies with their staff and…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Members of the community can enjoy shopping locally at the Rimbey Twilight Holiday Shop Night. (Photos by Leah Bousfield/Rimbey Review)

Twilight Holiday Shop Night good for local businesses

Business owners love seeing everyone out and about

  • Nov 18, 2022
Members of the community can enjoy shopping locally at the Rimbey Twilight Holiday Shop Night. (Photos by Leah Bousfield/Rimbey Review)
The Remembrance Day march is returning to the Ponoka Legion this year, as well as an in-person Remembrance Day ceremony open to the public. (File photo)

Remembrance Day services in Ponoka

Although it may be a low-key affair this year, the Ponoka Legion…

The Remembrance Day march is returning to the Ponoka Legion this year, as well as an in-person Remembrance Day ceremony open to the public. (File photo)
Remembrance Day services will take place across Greater Victoria on Nov. 11, 2019. (Victoria Tronina/Unsplash)

Seasons Ponoka honours veterans with annual Pennies for Poppies fundraiser

Fundraiser raises money for Royal Canadian Legion, celebrates stories of local heroes

Remembrance Day services will take place across Greater Victoria on Nov. 11, 2019. (Victoria Tronina/Unsplash)
Jonah Harrison, 2, is all ready for Trick or Treating Oct. 31. All around Ponoka, houses were decorated for Halloween. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka’s spooks haunt Halloween night

Some of the decorations, costumes and spooky hangouts seen Halloween night in…

Jonah Harrison, 2, is all ready for Trick or Treating Oct. 31. All around Ponoka, houses were decorated for Halloween. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)
Wolf Creek Public Schools route Ponoka 6 September Rider of the Month is Callie Yager, nominated by bus driver Jerry Witvoet. The new program honours the good deeds, attitude and behaviour of students riding a bus in Wolf Creek Public Schools. (Photo submitted)

Wolf Creek Public Schools launches Rider of the Month program

School bus drivers in Wolf Creek Public Schools have a new positive…

Wolf Creek Public Schools route Ponoka 6 September Rider of the Month is Callie Yager, nominated by bus driver Jerry Witvoet. The new program honours the good deeds, attitude and behaviour of students riding a bus in Wolf Creek Public Schools. (Photo submitted)
Ponoka Legion executive Marlene Perry, left, presents Shelley Stebner, PES admin assistant, with a cheque for $200 for the school’s meal program. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Local groups support Ponoka Elementary School’s meal program

Every school day, Ponoka Elementary School (PES) provides about 180 hungry students…

Ponoka Legion executive Marlene Perry, left, presents Shelley Stebner, PES admin assistant, with a cheque for $200 for the school’s meal program. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Maskwacis job fair well attended

About 80 vendors were onsite

  • Oct 27, 2022
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Jeff Ellison when he was the manager of Guardian Ambulance in Ponoka. (Photos submitted)

OUR COMMUNITY: ‘Last call’ for Ponoka EMT retiring after 38 years

While there have been many changes and advancements in Emergency Medical Services…

Jeff Ellison when he was the manager of Guardian Ambulance in Ponoka. (Photos submitted)
Members of the Ponoka Legion Branch No. 66 with members of the Ponoka County Regional Fire Services East District and other community volunteers secured 100 Canadian flags along the fence at Lions Centennial Park on Oct. 22, in preparation of Remembrance Day next month. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Flags up for Remembrance Day

Members of the Ponoka Legion Branch No. 66 with members of the…

Members of the Ponoka Legion Branch No. 66 with members of the Ponoka County Regional Fire Services East District and other community volunteers secured 100 Canadian flags along the fence at Lions Centennial Park on Oct. 22, in preparation of Remembrance Day next month. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The 20 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal recipients from Lacombe-Ponoka. (Photo submitted)

Lacombe, Ponoka volunteers, community builders honoured

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal awarded to 20 individuals in Lacombe-Ponoka constituency

The 20 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal recipients from Lacombe-Ponoka. (Photo submitted)
L-R: Beryl Moore and Alicia Sanderson. (Photo submitted)

Seasons Ponoka builds community garden

In response to the Canadian Garden Council proclaiming this year as the…

  • Oct 19, 2022
L-R: Beryl Moore and Alicia Sanderson. (Photo submitted)
The picture taken at the class's 50th reunion in 2017. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka’s graduating class of 1967 holds 9th reunion

Reunion raises funds for local community groups

  • Oct 17, 2022
The picture taken at the class's 50th reunion in 2017. (Photo submitted)
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