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<strong>Sholarship winner:</strong> McDonald’s Ponoka employee Emily Spelrem receives a $1,000 scholarship. L-R: Jerilee Buffalo, Darrelynn Fair, market people lead, Teresa Hoffmann, owner/operator, Spelrem, Ana Marie Ladim, general manager, Tony Hoffmann,owner/operator and Jhoejo Soco, operations manager. The criteria for this scholarship included writing an essay about “why McDonald’s is your favourite place to work” while pursuing education. The Hoffmanns offered five $1,000 scholarships throughout their market. The other four winners are from Wetaskiwin, Blackfalds and two from Gasoline Alley. (Photo submitted)

PHOTO: Scholarship winner

Sholarship winner: McDonald’s Ponoka employee Emily Spelrem receives a $1,000 scholarship. L-R:…

Cutting the cake: On Sept. 10, 2021, the Ponoka Youth Centre celebrated the 20th anniversary of opening its doors. Pictured here are Joziena Meijer, Heather Patterson, Darryl Stretch, Jesse Vaudry and Beth Reitz, executive director.
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Youth Centre marks a milestone with 20th anniversary celebration

A celebration was held at the youth centre on Sept. 10

The Ponoka Community Market held its annual Penny Carnival on Aug. 30. A fall registration night was also held during the market. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Penny Carnival, community market, fall registration

The Ponoka Community Market held its annual Penny Carnival on Aug. 30.…

An impromptu fall registration night will be held during the Ponoka Community Market on Monday, Aug. 30 instead of at the arena. (File photo)

Fall registration to be held during Ponoka Community Market

Several local groups will be participating on Monday, Aug. 30

An impromptu fall registration night will be held during the Ponoka Community Market on Monday, Aug. 30 instead of at the arena. (File photo)
Ponoka resident Denis Chabot with some of his wooden creations. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka resident makes charming wooden pieces despite visual impairment

After you’ve seen the charming wooden truck, tractors and other creations carved…

Ponoka resident Denis Chabot with some of his wooden creations. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Wolf Creek School Division’s plan focuses on student health, wellbeing

Wolf Creek School Division will continue to put an emphasis on health during this school year

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UPDATE: Ponoka’s annual Penny Carnival postponed to next week

Carnival being held during the Ponoka Community Market Monday, Aug. 30

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A current-day photo of the century-old centre. (Photo submitted by Morena Stamm)

Wolfville Community Centre celebrates 100-year-old building

In 1901, the original Wolfville school was built. But after several mishaps,…

  • Aug 10, 2021
A current-day photo of the century-old centre. (Photo submitted by Morena Stamm)
<strong>Donation:</strong> Geoff Tatlow, branch manager of Nutrien Ag Solutions, presents Ponoka Food Bank manager Violet Smith with a cheque is for $481.67. The donation is a percentage of the business’s canola seed sales that we had this year. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTO: Ponoka Food Bank donation

Donation: Geoff Tatlow, branch manager of Nutrien Ag Solutions, presents Ponoka Food…

<strong>Donation:</strong> Geoff Tatlow, branch manager of Nutrien Ag Solutions, presents Ponoka Food Bank manager Violet Smith with a cheque is for $481.67. The donation is a percentage of the business’s canola seed sales that we had this year. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Vintage Rally

Vintage Rally: The 25th annual Ponoka Vintage Rally, presented by the Central…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Ponoka East 4H Beef Club report

On July 6 the Ponoka East 4H Beef Club went to Calumet…

  • Jul 22, 2021
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Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake community healing together through candlelight vigil

The Town of Sylvan Lake helped to organize and facilitate a “vigil for healing” on June 30

Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)
<strong>Movie ready:</strong> The Town of Ponoka hosted a drive-in movie at the arena parking lot on June 30. There was a good turnout, with a fairly full parking lot of families and groups getting comfy to watch Disney’s live action feature The Lion King. Pictured here are L-R: Suzanne Both, Emily Nieuwland and Sharissa Dijkstra. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Drive-in movie night

L-R: Shelby Cire, holding baby Ainslee La Valley, Shyanne Soosay, 2, and…

<strong>Movie ready:</strong> The Town of Ponoka hosted a drive-in movie at the arena parking lot on June 30. There was a good turnout, with a fairly full parking lot of families and groups getting comfy to watch Disney’s live action feature The Lion King. Pictured here are L-R: Suzanne Both, Emily Nieuwland and Sharissa Dijkstra. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake Mother and son duo sell masks to raise money for the Canadian Mental Heath Association

Jodee Prouse and her son chose to support mental health in honour of her brother

  • Jul 5, 2021
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)
(Photos by Emily Jaycox)

VIDEO: Canada Day in Ponoka

Photos and videos of Canada Day celebrations around town

(Photos by Emily Jaycox)
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Ponoka’s community spirit stays strong during heat wave

Fire department, RCMP, Ponoka Victim Services, FCSS help Ponokians stay cool

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A Ponoka Seasons staff member shows Jim Horne his ‘Remarkable Resident’ certificate. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka war veteran recognized as ‘remarkable resident’ by retirement home

Jim Horne, soon to be 99, is also celebrating his 76th wedding anniversary to wife Victoria

A Ponoka Seasons staff member shows Jim Horne his ‘Remarkable Resident’ certificate. (Photo submitted)
(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Pride flag ceremony held in Ponoka

An official Pride flag ceremony was held at the Environmental Services Building…

(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Sidewalk sales: Both the Tin Chicken and the Ponoka Potters Guild held outdoor sales on Saturday, June 26. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Sidewalk sales

Both the Tin Chicken and the Ponoka Potters Guild held outdoor sales on the weekend

Sidewalk sales: Both the Tin Chicken and the Ponoka Potters Guild held outdoor sales on Saturday, June 26. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Ponoka Farmers Market going forward in new location

Farmers Markets are Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

(Karen Douglass/Ponoka News)