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Annie Rowan with her granddaughter Cheyeanne in an undated photo. (Used with permission)

Ponoka woman wants to bring mother’s ashes home after 3 years

GoFundMe started to ‘Save Annie’s Ashes’

 

Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)

Applegarth to enter plea in second degree murder charge

He is scheduled to appear in Ponoka Provincial Court on April 9

 

Amanda Howse and Butch Ballesteros’ Little Free Library sits on the corner of 53rd Avenue and 51st Street in Ponoka, Alta., on Friday, April 2, 2021. Little Free Library is operating in more than 100 countries. (Photo by Madison Fleck/SAIT)

Little library emerges in Ponoka

By Madison Fleck For Ponoka News Two local residents have introduced the…

  • Apr 5, 2021

 

Calista Persicke. (Web photo)
Calista Persicke. (Web photo)
Tracy Acorn. (Screenshot)

It pays to be a chamber member

Ponoka chamber hears presentation on chamber benefits and programs

Tracy Acorn. (Screenshot)
Ponoka Mayor Rick Bonnett is trying to enlist support from other municipalities for more equitable provincial funding for small and rural municipalities.
Photo from Town of Ponoka
Ponoka Mayor Rick Bonnett is trying to enlist support from other municipalities for more equitable provincial funding for small and rural municipalities.
Photo from Town of Ponoka
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Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)

Ponoka high school temporarily moves to online classes

Ponoka Secondary Campus has nine active cases

Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)
Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)
Wolf Creek Public Schools (File Image)
Amanda Parsons, a registered nurse on staff at the Northwood Care facility, prepares a dose of the Moderna vaccine in Halifax on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Almost two in three Canadians surveyed recently said they trust COVID-19 vaccines to be both safe and effective. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Ponoka Professional Pharmacy all booked up for COVID-19 shots

Owner/pharmacist says experience has been ‘rewarding’

Amanda Parsons, a registered nurse on staff at the Northwood Care facility, prepares a dose of the Moderna vaccine in Halifax on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Almost two in three Canadians surveyed recently said they trust COVID-19 vaccines to be both safe and effective. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
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Rimoka votes to stay independent

Rimoka Housing Foundation has decided it does not want to go down…

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Redneck Barbie
Redneck Barbie
Sandra Lund, the Town of Ponoka Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Bruce Harbin, president of the Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association, signed the land transfer agreement approved by town council this week. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka Stampede Association signs land transfer agreement with town

The MOU for the transfer was signed in June, 2020

Sandra Lund, the Town of Ponoka Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Bruce Harbin, president of the Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association, signed the land transfer agreement approved by town council this week. (Photo submitted)
Central Okanagan public schools have remained open since September in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and isolated exposure cases reported in many schools. (Contributed)

Several Ponoka-area schools reporting positive cases

There are currently three active cases identified in individuals from Ponoka Elementary…

Central Okanagan public schools have remained open since September in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and isolated exposure cases reported in many schools. (Contributed)
Central Veterinary Clinic, Ponoka. (Photo submitted)
Central Veterinary Clinic, Ponoka. (Photo submitted)
UCP MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka Ron Orr. (File photo)

MLA Ron Orr: Benchmarks were achieved but goalposts were moved

Orr responds to concerns, calls on province to fully open Step 2

UCP MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka Ron Orr. (File photo)
Some events were able to be held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre in 2020, such as the Pacific Equine Sport Fall Festival Jumping show, held Oct. 1 to 4. (File photo)

Calnash Ag Event Centre’s finances ‘very healthy’ overall heading into 2021

The Ponoka Agriculture Event Centre Society (PAECS) held its annual general meeting…

Some events were able to be held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre in 2020, such as the Pacific Equine Sport Fall Festival Jumping show, held Oct. 1 to 4. (File photo)
Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)

Discussions about justice continue as Ponoka murder victims’ court cases proceed

Responses to comments Ponoka Staff Sgt. Chris Smiley made to town council Feb. 9

Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)
A ” Justice for Jeff” T-shirt. (Photo submitted)

Rally to be held outside courthouse for slain Ponoka man

At what may be the last opportunity for Jeffery Kraft of Ponoka…

A ” Justice for Jeff” T-shirt. (Photo submitted)
Ponoka Elementary School

2 cases confirmed at Ponoka Elementary School

Ponoka Elementary School (PES) stated in a letter to families on Feb.…

Ponoka Elementary School