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Welding Instructor Receives National Recognition

Shaun Black, welding teacher at Payson High School, for Nebo School District was selected as the Utah Section Educator of the Year by the...

Merit Academy fundraiser aims to provide desperately needed resources for students in Kenya

It is Merit Academy’s 10th anniversary helping our sister schools in Kenya, Africa.  In 2011, Merit teamed up with Kenya Keys, a nonprofit organization committed...

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Smith’s Marketplace construction begins

Construction is officially underway of a new 123,000-square-foot Smith’s Marketplace store in Springville, with completion anticipated in late fall of 2016. Executives from Smith’s Food & Dru

Festival of Lights

SPANISH FORK - This is the 25th year for our very own Christmas light show and each year new features are added to make the Festival of Lights more spectacular than the previous year. It is also

Obituary: Richard O. Drollinger – “Mr. D”

Richard O. Drollinger, 82, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2017.He was born on a farm in Payson, Utah, on Jan. 22, 1935, to Milton Drollinger and Grace Lucille Brimhall. He served an LDS missio

The biodiversity that feeds us is seriously threatened

By Suraj MahatoThe biodiversity that sustains our food systems is disappearing, warns a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).The study warns that if a
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Should Parents Track their Teens?

Hi there, I’m Aspen! I am a sophomore in high school, and I am here to answer questions from parents of teens from a teenager perspective in my new column “Ask Aspen.” I recently put out a poll asking parents...

The Box of Misfit Toys

Everyone knows that an empty box is the favorite toy for kids to play with. But did you know what their next favorite toy is? Any toy that you are about to throw away or are getting ready to...

Stardust Teaches Us to Be Careful What We Wish For

“When I see the way that mankind loves... You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful.” Taken out of context, this statement bears even more profound truth than it does within,...

The Industrial Revolution in the Home

The industrial revolution changed the world, allowing people to build things with uniformity and consistency without being a skilled artisan or craftsman. With that, however, the number of artisans and craftsman decreased, and the expectation of the polished look...

Put on Your Fuzzy Socks and Cuddle Up with this Cobbler

There is just something so warm, and so yummy, and so reminiscent of my childhood in peach cobbler.  I remember my mom making peach cobbler. Nothing was better than a small scoop of vanilla ice cream melting on top of...
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Irene Petersen

Erma “Irene” Boam Petersen, 94, peacefully passed from this earthly existence to join with so many of her loved ones, who she was very...

Joseph Claine Petersen

Joseph “Claine” Petersen, 96, peacefully passed through the veil to join his sweet and cherished wife, Irene, March 11, at home in Spanish Fork. Claine...

Brent Carl Hodson

Brent Carl Hodson, beloved husband, loving father, grandfather, and dear friend to many, died Feb. 23, at home with his family having fought a...

Jodi Lyn Hein

Jodi Lyn Hein passed away on March 16, in Murray. She was born in Provo on June 14, 1986 to Kenneth Carl Hein and...

Breaking the Rules

Local Artist Inspires Others to Follow their Own Style Jolynn Forman, a long-time resident of Santaquin, who currently resides in Provo, is a Utah County...

USS Arizona Pearl Harbor survivor flies high for his 100th birthday

PROVO, Utah – In celebration of his 100th birthday on April 15, 2021, Mr. Ken Potts, one of only two living survivors that were aboard...

Juab County honors volunteers through Big Hearts and Helping Hands program

The previous year was a year of change for many. We discovered that our residents started looking for ways to serve; checking in on...

Merit Academy fundraiser aims to provide desperately needed resources for students in Kenya

It is Merit Academy’s 10th anniversary helping our sister schools in Kenya, Africa.  In 2011, Merit teamed up with Kenya Keys, a nonprofit organization committed...

Chairbound Sportsman Experiences More than a Buffalo Hunt

Chairbound Sportsman events are always about more than the hunt or fishing trip for a physically handicapped civilian or retired military individual.  They are always...

Program Keeps Food from Wasting in Landfills, Helps People in Need

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the food in the grocery store that hits its “sell by” or “best by” dates before...

Local musician’s music video selected as best during LDS Film Festival

Ryan Stream’s music video I Wonder was selected as the Best Music Video at the 2021 LDS Film Festival. It also earned the Audience...

Local Auto Shop Donates Car to Family in Need

Dickerson Automotive of Spanish Fork was recently able to donate a car to a deserving family through a program it calls “Wheels with Heart.”...

Chick-fil-A Employee Awarded ‘True Inspiration’ Scholarship

Jacob Munton (23) sat in an office at the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Spanish Fork on March 17, for what he thought was a regular-old-corporate-type-meeting...

Rodeo Reading Challenge

Spanish Fork youth invited to saddle up and take part in a rodeo of a different kind Spanish Fork elementary school students are invited to participate in...
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