Ponoka Reflections

Reflections: Celebrating the long history of the Ponoka Fire Department

The department served Ponoka for 112 years protecting area residents

Reflections: Early Schultz settlers in the Ponoka district

This week’s Reflections looks at the Schultz family that settled in the Ponoka rea

  • Apr 11, 2018

Reflections: Looking back at Ponoka’s long-standing buildings

Some of these buildings have lasted through floods and fires

  • Apr 4, 2018

Reflections: Lumber was a big need in Ponoka’s early days

Looking back at early settlers to the area and their need for lumber to build homes.

  • Mar 28, 2018

Reflections: A look back at four generations of Taylors in Ponoka

Capturing the lives of the Taylors who settled in the Ponoka area in the 1900s.

  • Mar 21, 2018

Reflections: Big volunteer nominations coming due for Ponoka

There’s still time to enter the names of area residents for their strong volunteer spirit

Reflections: Looking at Ponoka’s fun times despite the rough times

There were lots of challenges back in the day but Ponoka folks handled them well.

Reflections: Celebrating the history of our First Nations neighbours

Fort Ostell Museum presents a First Nations exhibit

  • Feb 21, 2018

Reflections: Looking back at the schools in Ponoka County

Crestomere Sylvan Heights area highlighted in Ponoka’s history

Reflections: What 125 years of changes does to one street in Ponoka

This week in Reflections looks at Railway Street in downtown Ponoka

Reflections: Looking back at the Reid family in Ponoka

Among the earliest Ponoka settlers were the Reid brothers, William, Andrew, Joseph, and David.

  • Jan 31, 2018

Reflections: The coming of the automobile created milestones and mayhem

Taking a look at how the automobile industry affected Ponoka back in the day

Reflections: Our early Prairie grain elevators are gone but never forgotten

In the 1900s there used to be up to 10 massive grain elevators in Ponoka

  • Jan 17, 2018

Reflections: Early hospital farm offered renowned methods of treatment and work therapy

Then Provincial Mental Hospital’s farm operations was a busy place

  • Jan 10, 2018

Reflections: Saluting the founding pioneers of the Water Glen district

Looking back at the Water Glen district and its growth

  • Dec 27, 2017

The joyful traditions of Christmas…past and present

Ponoka News’ Reflections looks at the fun Christmas days of Ponoka

  • Dec 20, 2017

Sewing and serving the patients and staff of the Alberta Hospital for decades

Looking at the many support staffs at then sewing room and tailor shop at the Alberta Hospital

Reflections: The Carpenter family chose a new challenge in early Alberta

Looking back at early settlers to the Ponoka area in the early 1900s

  • Dec 6, 2017

Reflections: The grand winter tradition of community outdoor rinks

Hockey during winter in Ponoka, and, broomball; all discussed in this week’s Reflections

  • Nov 19, 2017