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Birds of a feather herd together

Between June 15 and 22, Ponoka RCMP members tried to catch up on their paperwork before the Stampede arrives and it becomes impossible to do anything but attend to call after call. One of the things that made it a little easier to do this was the types of calls that came in this week which didn’t require much in the way of investigation. For instance, one “regular contributor to this blotter” called 911 to complain that he had given someone $40

Area codes a part of everyday dialing

Now is the time to start reprogramming phones and other telecommunications equipment as the 10 digit dialing system is now underway.
Aboriginal culture celebrated in Ponoka for National Aboriginal Day

Aboriginal culture celebrated in Ponoka for National Aboriginal Day

The Lion’s Centennial Park was alive with music, dancing and vibrant colours on June 20. Many people gathered at the park for National Aboriginal Day to celebrate the rich and valuable culture of Aboriginal people.
Day one Ponoka Stampede results

Day one Ponoka Stampede results

The 72nd annual Ponoka Stampede kicked off on June 25 with 3,753 people watching the professional rodeo action. It was a beautiful evening with only a few showers for the first night of the largest professional rodeo in Canada.
Waste dumped in river

Waste dumped in river

The beautiful Battle River is being polluted. Sometime between June 18 at 3 p.m. and June 19 at 9 a.m. nine 20-litre pails of cooking grease and oil were discovered on the bank of the river just south of the green bridge on 50 Ave according to town officials.
Storm hits Ponoka

Storm hits Ponoka

The skies quickly turned dark on June 17 at approximately 4 p.m. on a nice sunny day. Then the rain and wind came fast and hard. The thunder shook the trees and the lightening lit up the sky.

Outreach School celebrates success

The Ponoka Outreach School held their sixth annual graduation recognition and awards banquet on June 16 at the Kinsmen Centre. More than 270 people were in attendance, approximately 100 more than last year, to honour 30 graduating students and 36 students from junior and senior high school for individual awards.
Band plays concert

Band plays concert

Ian Bateman, left, Hailey Boser, Emily Jacobs, Mark Ferguson, Ian Ferguson and Andrew Jacobs work the horn section during the band concert at Diamond Willow Middle School June 11. Approximately 75 people took in the concert, which consisted of big band tunes, Elvis song and classics like Amazing Grace.
JJ Collett gives hands on learning

JJ Collett gives hands on learning

Fresh air, spring blossoms and wildlife are continuously being enjoyed at the JJ Collett Centre by many students from Ponoka and surrounding areas. The JJ Collett Educational program involves approximately 17 classes of 425 students from Ponoka, Lacombe, Blackfalds and other nearby areas.

Charges laid

The Ponoka RCMP have charged a male in relation to the sexual assault/home invasion that occurred on May 25. The person was arrested between June 14 and 15 and has been remanded in custody until his hearing, which is scheduled for Ponoka Provincial Court on June 20 according to Sgt. Glenn Demaere of the Ponoka RCMP.