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4 exciting acts on the big stage at this year’s Ponoka Stampede

This year’s entertainment acts are sure to bring Stampede goers to their…

  • Jun 22, 2022
Aaron Goodvin. (Warner Music Canada)
Bashaw High School students gave it their all on the opening night of Disney’s High School Musical on Stage on June 9 at Bashaw United Church. Performances will be held on June 15 and 16, starting at 7 p.m. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
Bashaw High School students gave it their all on the opening night of Disney’s High School Musical on Stage on June 9 at Bashaw United Church. Performances will be held on June 15 and 16, starting at 7 p.m. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
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)
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)
High seller “Japetto” sold for $55,000. (Kaylee-Jo Fawcett/Fawcett Photography)

High seller at Top Guns Horse Sales goes for $55k

Owner said it was a “record smashing” year

  • Apr 12, 2022
High seller “Japetto” sold for $55,000. (Kaylee-Jo Fawcett/Fawcett Photography)
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)
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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Bashaw in 2021: a year in review

The year 2021 had some highs and lows, with the ongoing COVID-19…

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The Bashaw Festival of Trees was held at the Bashaw Ag Grounds from Dec. 3 to 5. The trees were auctioned off online and in person. On Dec. 4, children could get a photo with Santa. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

PHOTOS: Bashaw’s Festival of Trees

The Bashaw Festival of Trees was held at the Bashaw Ag Grounds…

The Bashaw Festival of Trees was held at the Bashaw Ag Grounds from Dec. 3 to 5. The trees were auctioned off online and in person. On Dec. 4, children could get a photo with Santa. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
<ins>Bashaw kicked off the Christmas season with the Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 4, hosted by the Bashaw and District Chamber of Commerce. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star) </ins>

PHOTOS: Bashaw Parade of Lights

Bashaw kicked off the Christmas season with the Parade of Lights on…

<ins>Bashaw kicked off the Christmas season with the Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 4, hosted by the Bashaw and District Chamber of Commerce. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star) </ins>
<em>“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” </em>From <em>Mary Poppins.</em> (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
<em>“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” </em>From <em>Mary Poppins.</em> (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
(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)
Tracy McLean, left, and Andrea King give several aerial acrobat performances on Saturday, on both the lyra hoop and aerial silks, while suspended from a picker truck.

PHOTOS: Bashaw wows again with Hometown Days

Festival held on Main Street Aug. 20 and 21.

Tracy McLean, left, and Andrea King give several aerial acrobat performances on Saturday, on both the lyra hoop and aerial silks, while suspended from a picker truck.
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)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

2nd annual Ringsteken event in Ponoka

Traditional Dutch ring riding event held in downtown Ponoka

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Photos submitted by the office of the Minister of Health)
(Photos submitted by the office of the Minister of Health)