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County of Ponoka #3
Jan 1, 1952
County of Ponoka #3 was formed
Jan/Feb 1952
County operated by: Mr. Bruce Ramsey (Reeve), Municipal Affairs; Mr. Peter McDonald was Secretary-Treasurer (until July of 1959); and Mr. L.G. Saunders was the School Secretary.
Mar 6, 1952
New Councillors sworn in were: Mr. H.J. Boman, Mr. Ivor Davies, Mr. Paul Baker, Mr. M. Crandall (Reeve), Mr. H. Nagel, Mr. J. Donnelly, and Mr. Peter Fraser.
1955
Elections held. Councillors who took the oath of office were: Mr. C.C. Reed, Mr. I. Davies, Mr. M. Crandall (Reeve), Mr. H. Nagel, Mr. S. Freeman, Mr. V. Owens and Mr. F. Hunt.
1957
Councillors who took the oath of office were: Mr. C.C. Reed, Mr. I. Davies (Reeve), Mr. F.E. Palechek, Mr. E.A. Phalempin, Mr. H.M. VanNest, Mr. V. Owens, and Mr. F. Hunt.
1959
Mr. Harold Skeels replaced Mr. E.A. Phalempin. Mr. E.A. Phalempin was appointed County Weed Inspector and Fieldman.
1959
Mr. L.G. Saunders was Secretary-Treasurer. (Remained in position until 1972)
1962
Oaths of office taken by Councillors: Mr. C.C. Reed, Mr. I. Davies (Reeve) , Mr. F.E. Palechek, Mr. H. Skeels, Mr. H.M. VanNest, Mr. V. Owens, and Mr. Harvey Hillis.
1964
Councillors sworn in were: Mr. C.C. Reed, Mr. I. Davies (Reeve), Mr. F.E. Palechek, Mr. R.C. Jensen, Mr. H.M. VanNest, Mr. V. Owens, and Mr. H. Hillis.
1965
Mr. A.C. Boman replaced Mr. C.C. Reed.
1966
Mr. Gordon Ferguson replaced Mr. H.M. VanNest. Mr. Lloyd Soderberg replaced Mr. H. Hillis.
1968
Mr. Ed. Solberg replaced Mr. V. Owens.
1969
Mr. Mitchell Polushin replaced Mr. G. Ferguson.
1971
Councillors were: Mr. A.C. Boman, Mr. I. Davies (Reeve), Mr. F.E. Palechek, Mr. R.C. Jensen, Mr. M. Polushin, Mr. Floris Looy, and Mr. L. Soderberg.
1973
Mr. Gordon Vold appointed Secretary-Treasurer. (remained in position until June 30, 1982).
1974
Mr. Harold Stretch replaced Mr. I. Davies.
1977
Councillors elected were: Mr. Thorkild Bottern, Mr. Lawrence Grigat, Mr. Frank Palechek, Mrs. Ada Ashton, Mr. Albert Odenback, Mr. Wray Lucas, and Mr. William Loov.
1980
Elected Councillors were: Mr. T. Bottern, Mr. H. Stretch, Mr. F. Palechek, Mr. Merl Cissell, Mr. M. Polusin, Mr. W. Lucas and Mr. L. Soderberg. Mr. Frank Palechek became Reeve.
1982
Mr. Lloyd Brattley took over the position of County Administrator.

County of Ponoka Reeves
Reeve
Years Served
F. Dale Johnston
1989 - 1992
Frank Palechek
1980
Ivor E. Davies
1957 - 1971
Marcus Crandall
1952 - 1957
Bruce Ramsay
1952
Marcus Crandall
1944 - 1951
Emil W. Tiltgen
1941 - 1943
Arthur W. Mattern
1939 - 1941
Henry Zimmerman
1934 - 1939
Mel B. Auten
1931 - 1934
Edgar Williams
1929 - 1931
L.V. Bailey
1928 - 1929
William J. Hoar
1925 - 1928
Anton Lux
1918 - 1925

The Town of Ponoka Mayors
The Town of Rimbey Mayors
Mayor
Years Served
Mayor
Years Served
COMING SOON!
Donald M. Field
1949 - 1951
Gordon E. Algar
1951
William C. Mitchell
1951 - 1952
Benjamin Gunn
1952 - 1957
    Gerald O. Fry
1957 - 1960
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Neville S. Roper
1972 - 1977
Donald M. Green
1977 - 1983

Village of Ponoka Reeves Village of Rimbey Reeves & Mayors
Reeve
Years Served
Reeve
Years Served
Marcus Crandall
1944 - 1951
Ben Gunn 1948 - 1949
Emil W. Tiltgen
1941 - 1943
H.B. S. Roper 1943 - 1948
Arthur W. Mattern
1939 - 1941
L.S. Cutler 1936 - 1943
Henry Zimmerman
1934 - 1939
C.J. Hewitt 1933 - 1936
Mel B. Auten
1931 - 1934
W.H. Cork 1932 - 1933
Edgar Williams
1929 - 1931
John H. Beeley 1928 - 1932
L.V. Bailey
1928 - 1929
C.J. Hewitt 1927-1928
William J. Hoar
1925 - 1928
S.J. Byers 1925 - 1927
Anton Lux
1918 - 1925
Tapley B. Bunch 1924 - 1925
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-- Frank Symonds 1919 - 1924

 

 

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