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ALA’s Summer Shakespeare play presents Richard III

This year’s Summer Shakespeare show at American Leadership Academy will be Richard III. The shows will be at ALA July 8-10 at 2 and 7...

Springville Museum of Art opens doors to summer concert

The Springville Museum of Art will host a concert by the students of Utah Vocal Arts Academy on July 21 in its Grand Gallery...

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Salina once site of POW camp during World War II

It is almost forgotten history that during World War...

Two Utah County hospitals given top grades for safety

The two MountainStar hospitals in Utah County, Mountain View...

Stroke, the end of “Life as You Know It”

By Ken WrightRecently, my wife was cleaning out the house of a loved one in preparation for sale after it was determined the owner would need to move to an assisted-care facility. During this, she

Utah Valley travels to Mile High City to take on Denver on Wednesday night

OPENING TIP  (Download the Game 4 and Team Stats PDF) Utah Valley improved to 2-1 on the season with a pair of home wins last week at the UCCU Center. The Wolverines defeated Idaho State 82-73 in

The Agony of a Long Goodbye

My family struggles with goodbyes. They seem unable to complete this simple task in under 24 hours. I feel I have failed them in some way. They have no issues with goodbye on the phone. They say it, and then...

I Can Still Drive 55

By the time you read this, I’ll have already “celebrated” my birthday. As you might be able to tell by the quotation marks around the word “celebrated,” I’m not really excited for this particular birthday.  I have my reasons. Upon...

Summer Means Plenty of Great Movie Options

Well, it’s finally here! Summer lovin’, fireworks, and blockbuster movies itching to make history in the box office of 2021.  Speaking of which, we’ll be kicking it off by announcing upcoming movies that we should look forward to for the...

Sweet Tooth is a Netflix show definitely worth watching

Have you ever been at a loss about what to watch on Netflix? You know, that rabbit hole in which you spend an hour looking for something good—or at least mildly interesting—to watch, only to fall asleep in the...

There are Thousands of Bad Photos on my Phone

These days everybody has a camera in their pocket. If you want to take a picture of something, you pull out your phone, take anywhere from one to 47 photos, then slide your phone back into your pocket.  Next, you...

Marcia Lee Jones (Fromm)

Marcia Jones, 70, of Spanish Fork, died peacefully on March 22, at her home surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and husband.Marcia was born in...

Robert Douglas Pendray

Robert Douglas Pendray (80) of Salem passed away peacefully in his home on March 19, surrounded by family. Robert was born on April 28, 1940...

LaMonte Mangum Whitehead

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother LaMonte Mangum Whitehead, 87, of Spanish Fork passed away peacefully at his home on March 18,...

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...

Nebo School District’s Dragon Pantry serves community

Landmark High School, with the help of Nebo School District Student Services has been running a community pantry to help people in need since...

Local man looking for 1953 restored Dodge truck

Learn more about the truck by reading the short story written about it by Fred Mertlich.

Sen. Lee, Rep. Curtis Introduce Legislation to Rename Provo Vet Center After “Candy Bomber” Gail Halvorsen

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) today introduced legislation to rename the Provo Vet Center in Orem, Utah after Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen,...

Our Father’s Flag

While camping in Nine Mile Canyon two women from California, in their 50’s, were asking my wife Janice and I about our favorite prehistoric...

Payson Native Competes at Olympic Trials

Courtesy photo Summer Allen with her husband, Christian, and their baby. It was the ending to a dream season that Payson native Summer Allen didn’t think...

Parks are the perfect place to socialize your toddlers post-pandemic

It was a sight unseen for what seemed like forever. Kids were playing at a splash pad — like, lots of kids were playing...

Making Summertime Memories

Summer can mean something different for everyone. It means lounging on the beach with a good book, lake trips, boating, pools, pool noodles, swim...

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Celebration

Marking its 20th anniversary, organizers planned event to bring community together and thank for years of support The Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork...

New food pantry now open in Springville

Prior to COVID, nearly 64,000 people, including almost 23,000 children, were facing hunger in Utah County.  With numbers like that, there will always be those...

Dad Taught Me What Matters Most

My dad taught me a lot of things. He taught me the importance of getting up early to start the day off right with...