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Ghouling it up: Wonderfully spooky houses seen around Ponoka the weekend before Halloween. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka sets the scene for Halloween

Ghouling it up: Wonderfully spooky houses seen around Ponoka the weekend before…

(Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka FCSS’ Empty Bowls sale to continue this week

Ponoka Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) held its annual food security…

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka hosts Battle River High School Rodeo

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  • Sep 17, 2021
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

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)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Wild West Chuckwagon Championship returns chuckwagon action to Ponoka

By Kevin J. Sabo For Ponoka News After falling silent for over…

  • Sep 9, 2021
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Heat Four on Thursday, Aug. 2. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Night 1 Wild West Chuckwagon Championship

The 2021 Wild West Chuckwagon Championship at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds are…

Heat Four on Thursday, Aug. 2. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Ponoka cowgirl and ABRA Finals 1D winner Aimee Cripps, left. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka cowgirl has clean sweep of ABRA Finals

1D winner Aimee Cripps took home around $7,500 in cash, plus $6,000 worth of prizes

Ponoka cowgirl and ABRA Finals 1D winner Aimee Cripps, left. (Photo submitted)
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.…

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)
The 1D buckle one lucky winner will go home with at this year’s 2021 ABRA Finals. (Photo submitted)

ABRA Finals barrel racing action returns to Ponoka

Event takes place Aug. 23 to 29

  • Aug 18, 2021
The 1D buckle one lucky winner will go home with at this year’s 2021 ABRA Finals. (Photo submitted)
Dr. Caleb Brown, left, and Garry McCue hold the piece of Triceratops horn being donated to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Note: Image was altered to remove location-identifying information. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Triceratops horn bone donated by Ponoka family ‘important’ specimen

Fossil is part of a nasal bone and horn of a Triceratops

Dr. Caleb Brown, left, and Garry McCue hold the piece of Triceratops horn being donated to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Note: Image was altered to remove location-identifying information. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The 1D winner of the $100,000 Runaway Slot Race Taylor Manning. (Photo courtesy of Eugene Erick of TriggerShots photography)

Ponoka hosts fifth annual Leather N Lace barrel racing event

By Madison Fleck For Ponoka News Barrel racers competed in the fifth…

  • Jul 29, 2021
The 1D winner of the $100,000 Runaway Slot Race Taylor Manning. (Photo courtesy of Eugene Erick of TriggerShots photography)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Photos submitted by the office of the Minister of Health)

Minister of Health: Ponoka’s Centennial Centre a ‘world-class’ facility

Minister of Health Tyler Shandro made a stop in Ponoka on Thursday,…

(Photos submitted by the office of the Minister of Health)
Ponoka Stampede director Terry Jones, left, with the Tennant family. (Photo submitted)

Bluffton-area rancher takes the heifers in Ponoka Stampede Cattle Raffle

‘As soon as we saw them, I knew we would take them’

Ponoka Stampede director Terry Jones, left, with the Tennant family. (Photo submitted)
Two-time Alberta Open champion Riley Fleming of Airdrie Alberta. (Photo provided by Alberta Golf)
Two-time Alberta Open champion Riley Fleming of Airdrie Alberta. (Photo provided by Alberta Golf)
There was a good turnout at the Ponoka Airport on July 10 for the Central Alberta Air Tour. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: Central Alberta Air Tour lands in Ponoka

Photos and videos of the tour stop at the Ponoka Airport

There was a good turnout at the Ponoka Airport on July 10 for the Central Alberta Air Tour. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Photos by Emily Jaycox)

VIDEO: Canada Day in Ponoka

Photos and videos of Canada Day celebrations around town

(Photos by Emily Jaycox)
(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)
The BRICK Learning Centre held their socially-distanced graduation ceremony for the class of 2021 on Tuesday, June 29. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: BRICK Learning Centre grad

BLC holds drive-thru grad June 29

The BRICK Learning Centre held their socially-distanced graduation ceremony for the class of 2021 on Tuesday, June 29. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Bailey Donison smiles for a photo at St. Augustine School in Ponoka on Friday, June 4, 2021. The graduation ceremony adhered to the COVID-19 measures put out by the province. Graduates walked the stage in five minute increments, and the ceremony was livestreamed on Facebook. (Photo by Madison Fleck/SAIT)

PHOTOS: St. Augustine School’s 2021 grad

St. A grads walked the stage June 4

Bailey Donison smiles for a photo at St. Augustine School in Ponoka on Friday, June 4, 2021. The graduation ceremony adhered to the COVID-19 measures put out by the province. Graduates walked the stage in five minute increments, and the ceremony was livestreamed on Facebook. (Photo by Madison Fleck/SAIT)