Ponoka

Ryan Jake Applegarth. (File photo/RCMP)

Convicted in Wetaskiwin manslaughter case awaiting sentencing

Applegarth is also awaiting trial for the second degree murder of Ponoka woman

 

Jeffery Kraft’s sister, Caitlin Kraft, outside a Red Deer courthouse in 2021. (File photo By PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff)

Tyler Campbell appealing sentence in killing of Ponoka man

Victim’s sister: ‘Here we are again’

 

Emily McMillan, left, with Football Saskatchewan’s manager of women’s football Emmarae Dale. (Photo submitted)
Emily McMillan, left, with Football Saskatchewan’s manager of women’s football Emmarae Dale. (Photo submitted)
Dean Edge takes bids during the Ponoka Stampede tarp auction May 6, 2022. (File photo)

Rimbey auctioneer competing at worlds for chance at title

World Livestock Auctioneer Championship is in Indiana June 9 to 11

Dean Edge takes bids during the Ponoka Stampede tarp auction May 6, 2022. (File photo)
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Ponoka Stampede to feature star-studded lineup of local anthem singers

Performers include 10-year-old award winning singer Zuri Ayuno

  • Jun 7, 2022
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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)
A western class competitor riding an Arabian. (Photos 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 riding an Arabian. (Photos submitted/Amanda Ubell Photography)
(Facebook/NOBRO)

Punk band shows its Ponoka connection on prestigious billboard

NOBRO will play live in Calgary and Edmonton next month

(Facebook/NOBRO)
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)
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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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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)
The Red Deer Sutter Fund U18 AA Chiefs. (Photo submitted)

Central Alberta team to host U18AA female hockey provincials in Ponoka

Players are from Red Deer, Ponoka, Rimbey and other central Alberta communities

  • Feb 19, 2022
The Red Deer Sutter Fund U18 AA Chiefs. (Photo submitted)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

ASIRT gives more details on Ponoka shooting

Male suspect was waving an imitation gun

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

UPDATE: Ponoka RCMP confront armed suspect near courthouse

The officer’s firearm was discharged in the confrontation

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Rimoka CAO says privatizing health care services ‘doesn’t work’

AHS to contract out retail food services at some facilities

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L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Family of Chantelle Firingstoney speaks out at Ponoka courthouse

Chantelle Firingstoney, mother of four, was killed in Ponoka a year ago

L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Blaine Calkins, CPC

Meet the candidate: Red Deer – Lacombe (Conservative Party of Canada)

Blaine Calkins, Conservative Party of Canada (incumbent) Current occupation: Member of Parliament…

  • Sep 10, 2021
Blaine Calkins, CPC
cole Nelson. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka resident drafted to the CFL in the first round

Cole Nelson, 24, was the fifth pick, selected by the Edmonton Football Team

cole Nelson. (Photo submitted)
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)