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MP Calkins returns from NATO meetings

MP for Ponoka and Wetaskiwin Blaine Calkins attended the NATO parliamentary association meetings in Brussels, Belgium from Feb. 17 to 19.

Grease musical revs up crowd

Actors and actresses from Ponoka Composite High School put a lot of time and effort into their long awaited performance of Grease and that energy was shown in their first presentation on Feb. 16.

The Edelmans married for 60 years share their love

Valentine’s Day is a time of love. A love that lasts 60 years is something very special that doesn’t happen very often anymore but is something to admire.
Anglin for Green Party

Anglin for Green Party

Joe Anglin has been in the news for quite some time now and is probably best well known as the victor in the fight for the rights of property owners last year after a struggle with a power line company while he was vice-chair of the Lavesta Group.
Freisen for Wildrose Alliance

Freisen for Wildrose Alliance

Daniel Freisen, pastor of Bashaw Community Church, has chosen to run for the Wildrose Alliance Party of Alberta after seeing needs in the province that are not being recognized by the current government.

Lacombe-Ponoka constituents prepare for provincial election

Five candidates have stepped up to run for the Lacombe-Ponoka seat in the Legislature in Edmonton.

New chief for Samson Cree Nation

Braving the cold weather members of Samson Cree Nation went to the polls on Jan. 30 to vote for a new chief and selected Marvin Yellowbird to a three year term.

Calling all junior reporters to write for the Ponoka News

Newspapers are an important part of every community and we, as a newspaper need future readers. It is important to encourage the next generation of readers to pick up a newspaper and read the paper.

Youth volunteers are vital to our community

Ponoka is very lucky to have so many volunteers in our community. Each day volunteers of all ages help to make our community a better place to live in by unselfishly giving of their selves.

Not unlike “revenge”, “tuna salad” is a dish (which is also) best served cold

Between Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, Ponoka RCMP members were called upon to do many things in the service of their community.