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Jeff Ellison when he was the manager of Guardian Ambulance in Ponoka. (Photos submitted)

‘Last call’ for Ponoka EMT retiring after 38 years

While there have been many changes and advancements in Emergency Medical Services…

L-R: Kaia Sylvester as Hei Hei, Elise Wilson as Pua, and Aubrey Wilson as Moana. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

VIDEO: Bashaw Community Theatre presents Moana Junior

The show is coming to Stettler Oct. 28, 29 and 30

Members from Underworld Calgary: Umberfloe Live Action Role Playing pose for a photo at the artisan market at the Bashaw Medieval Faire. See more photos on page 2. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

PHOTOS: Knights, maidens and youth enjoy Bashaw Medieval Faire

Faire and artisan market held at the Bashaw Ag Grounds

Members from Underworld Calgary: Umberfloe Live Action Role Playing pose for a photo at the artisan market at the Bashaw Medieval Faire. See more photos on page 2. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: The best snapshots from the 2022 Ponoka Stampede

Highlights from the 86th annual Ponoka Stampede, held June 27 to July 3

L-R: Miss Rodeo Stavely Jasmine Dahl, Miss Strathmore Stampede Martina Holtkamp, Miss Rodeo Canada Jayden Calvert and Miss Ponoka Stampede Mackenzie Skeels. (Janaia Hutzal/For Ponoka News)
The Reklaws rocked the Ponoka Stampede stage on July 1 to an enthusiastic crowd. Following the concert, there were Canada Day fireworks sponsored by the Stampede and the Town of Ponoka. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

VIDEO: The Reklaws live at the Ponoka Stampede and Canada Day fireworks

The Reklaws Taking the stage Canada Day is The Reklaws, a sibling…

The Reklaws rocked the Ponoka Stampede stage on July 1 to an enthusiastic crowd. Following the concert, there were Canada Day fireworks sponsored by the Stampede and the Town of Ponoka. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: DAY 5 of the Ponoka Stampede

Women’s ranch bronc riders show what a cowgirl can do

  • Jul 1, 2022
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Janaia Hutzal/For Black Press News Media)

Night 3 of chuckwagon action at the Ponoka Stampede

Chucks recap and more kids day photos from June 30

  • Jul 1, 2022
(Janaia Hutzal/For Black Press News Media)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: DAY 4 — Kids Day at Ponoka Stampede

A look at the leader board after the fourth pro rodeo performance

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Team ropers Shane Hanchey from Sulphur, LA and Beau Cooper from Stettler had a time of 7.1. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Team ropers Shane Hanchey from Sulphur, LA and Beau Cooper from Stettler had a time of 7.1. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Patrick Landes art.
Patrick Landes art.
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Aaron Goodvin. (Warner Music Canada)

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)
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)
(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Rally held in Ponoka against COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Group gathered, held vehicle convoy through town

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
A variety of vehicles from around the region descended on Stettler’s Aspen Ford for the first show & shine of the season on July 10, 2021. Kevin J Sabo photo.

Picture Gallery: Show and shine at Aspen Ford in Stettler

The first show and shine of the season took place on July 10, 2021.

  • Jul 21, 2021
A variety of vehicles from around the region descended on Stettler’s Aspen Ford for the first show & shine of the season on July 10, 2021. Kevin J Sabo photo.