Emily Jaycox

Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka Lions asks town to take over bus program after loss of major fundraiser

Members of the Ponoka Lions Club came before council on May 10…

Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Three Ponoka Lions Club members spoke to town council on May 10. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Bashaw Art Club raises funds for Ukraine

Club holds successful sale after two year hiatus

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First on the auction block, Vern Nolin’s tarp sold for 12,000. (<ins>Photos by</ins> Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
First on the auction block, Vern Nolin’s tarp sold for 12,000. (<ins>Photos by</ins> Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The Bear Hills Wellness Centre project is using images of bears in their branding and promotional materials. (Stock photo/Metro Creative Connection)

Bear Hills Wellness Centre hoping council will get on board

The biggest topic of discussion at the May 2 Bashaw town council…

The Bear Hills Wellness Centre project is using images of bears in their branding and promotional materials. (Stock photo/Metro Creative Connection)
James MacDonald, Servus Credit Union senior manager of corporate security, gives a presentation on fraud in Bashaw on April 22. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

Bashaw residents hear how to protect their bank accounts from scammers

Protect your self from fraud: ‘Recognize, reject, report’

James MacDonald, Servus Credit Union senior manager of corporate security, gives a presentation on fraud in Bashaw on April 22. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
Miss Ponoka Stampede 2019 Naomi Akkermans, right, and Mackenzie Skeels, Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022. (Facebook/Ponoka Stampede)
Miss Ponoka Stampede 2019 Naomi Akkermans, right, and Mackenzie Skeels, Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022. (Facebook/Ponoka Stampede)
A western class competitor during Spring Fling, held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre April 15 to 17.(Photo submitted/Amanda Ubell Photography)

Ponoka hosts 150 horses for Spring Fling show

Horse show has grown since new volunteers took over in 2016

A western class competitor during Spring Fling, held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre April 15 to 17.(Photo submitted/Amanda Ubell Photography)
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Punk band shows its Ponoka connection on prestigious billboard

NOBRO will play live in Calgary and Edmonton next month

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Red Deer U18AA female hockey team competes at provincials in Ponoka

Ponoka hosted provincials March 24 to 27

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Ponoka alumnae volleyball players win bronze at college nationals

Tess Pearman and Autumn Roos from Ponoka play with the RDP Queens

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Laurie Hall with her boot, “2021 love story.” (Photo submitted)

Bashaw artist’s 4-foot cowboy boot auctions for $7k

Laurie Hall participated in the “Cowboy Kicks” fundraiser with art piece

Laurie Hall with her boot, “2021 love story.” (Photo submitted)
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Structure fire damages two homes in Lucas Heights, Ponoka

A structure fire in the Lucas Heights neighbourhood that started in the…

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Red Deer-Mountain View MP Earl Dreeshen, left, and Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta MPs react to Russian-Ukraine war, sanctions

All but five Alberta MPs on Russia’s blacklist

Red Deer-Mountain View MP Earl Dreeshen, left, and Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins. (Black Press file photo)
L-R: CAO Sandra Lund, Maddison Pearman, MLA Ron Orr and Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Facebook/Town of Ponoka)

Olympic speedskater Maddison Pearman visits hometown

Pearman competed at World Cup Finals last week

L-R: CAO Sandra Lund, Maddison Pearman, MLA Ron Orr and Mayor Kevin Ferguson. (Facebook/Town of Ponoka)
Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)

UPDATE: Accused in second degree murder of Ponoka mother committed to stand trial

Ryan Jake Applegarth has been committed to stand trial for the second…

Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)
A jersey ceremony was held March 10 at the Ponoka Arena Complex for former Ponoka players Sam Neath and Levi Busat. Number 12 was Busat’s number. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: Memorial jersey ceremony held for two Ponoka players

The Ponoka Minor Hockey Association held a memorial jersey ceremony on March…

A jersey ceremony was held March 10 at the Ponoka Arena Complex for former Ponoka players Sam Neath and Levi Busat. Number 12 was Busat’s number. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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MLA Lovely helps get funds committed to address rural veterinarian shortage

A previous motion put forward by Camrose MLA Jackie Lovely has led…

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Emily Jaycox editorial Bashaw

COLUMN: Slumberous solutions for the chronically sleep deprived

As we’re getting into late February here, chances are News Year’s resolutions…

Emily Jaycox editorial Bashaw
Geraldine Catalba. (Photo submitted)

Central Alberta student wins 2022 Orange Shirt Day design contest

Geraldine Catalbas’ design will be the official 2022 T-shirt design

Geraldine Catalba. (Photo submitted)
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ASIRT gives more details on Ponoka shooting

Male suspect was waving an imitation gun

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