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Pigeon Racing: A unique and fulfilling sport

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The first annual “Pigeons in the Park” event was held at Memorial Park in Payson on Saturday, June 29. The event was hosted by Hal and Rebecca Peery of Payson and was used to promote the sport, to commemorate the end of...

Rising insulin costs take a toll on those with diabetes

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When Salem resident Westlee Jones, son of Gary and Cyndi Jones, was six years old, the normally active boy began sleeping all the time. He didn’t want to leave the house. He often felt angry and thirsty and had begun having accidents...

Fiesta Days a “good time” to celebrate

Fiesta Days 2016 - Photo by Steve Gray
Spanish Fork will hold its annual Fiesta Days celebration July 12-27. The celebration name pays homage to the Spanish friars who came explored the area on their way to California in the late 1700s. This year’s theme is, “Celebrate Good Times.”

Server of the month: PJHS art teacher initiates Payson mural project to preserve history and beautify town

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Payson is a town with a history that dates back to the late 1800s when Utah Pioneers were directed to settle the area. The Pioneers tilled the land to plant food, built schools and businesses, eventually becoming a thriving community rich in...

DNA test reunites son and birth mother

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Growing up, Springville resident Danny Webb always knew he was adopted, but hadn’t given more than a passing thought to his birth family. That changed 7 months ago when he and his wife had their first baby. “I wanted to know what good or...

53-year-old Spanish Fork Man, Brad Barton, breaks the mile world record

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When Spanish Fork resident, Brad Barton laces up his running shoes, he’s not going for a casual jog. Unlike most men his age, the 53-year-old father of five is heading out the door to chase world records, that when he catches, he...

The Power of Challenges

By Julie Hall for My Story Matters The next “power” is The Power of Challenges. We all have challenges. Challenges can cause us stress and pain and can bring us to our knees. Challenges can also teach us, humble us and give us the power we...

Mt. Nebo Chapter Learns of Payson History

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By LaRon Taylor The Mt. Nebo Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers had a dinner meeting with their wives & guests on June 27. They enjoyed a great catered meal and listened to a presentation on the early history of Payson. Our members had...

Roping teens caught doing good at a local park

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On June 18, 2019, Spanish Fork resident, Randi Fano took to the Spanish Fork Community News Facebook page to publicly thank some young men who had provided some service to her children at the baseball park. More than that, she thanked the...

My Story Matters: Our Story

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By Julie Hall for My Story Matters My Story Matters is not just the name of our non-profit organization, we believe, and it is our mission to help everyone know, that their story does matter. We also have a story to tell. Here is an...