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Alex Boyé to give free Musical Fireside at SCERA Shell Sunday, Aug. 27

(Orem-- If you work for MacDonald’s, it’s a sure thing that you’ll get a paycheck and an opportunity to eat a lot of burgers and fries. For 16-year-old Alex Boyé, however, working at the fast food restaurant in London was life-changing. His manager introduced him...

Spanish Fork’s “Goose” Beardall inducted into the state softball Hall of Fame

Goose Beardall
By Pete Hansen Spanish Fork is well known for it’s history in baseball and softball. And recently, one of our very own was recognized for his contribution to the game of softball. George “Goose” Beardall was inducted into the Utah Softball Hall of Fame at...

Candy Bomber Gala to benefit museum and new hanger

candy bomber
By Bettyanne Bruin PROVO – “Smile and the world smiles with you,” is what Gail Halvorsen — also known as the Candy Bomber — is all about. Because of the lives he changed for good, Halvorsen’s famous smile is constant and contagious. Born in rural Utah, Mr....

Small businesses in south county get big business opportunities

business training
By Lorene Moore Two Payson and Santaquin small business owners are taking advantage of some big business training with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) national program. As business owners, Lorene Moore of Nebo Comfort Systems and Nick Miller of Weedman, are all too familiar...

Cherry season winds down

McMullin cherries
PAYSON – Apples, nectarines, pears, peaches and pluots are coming on, but cherry season has run its course for the 40 or fewer orchardists in southern Utah County. McMullin Orchards was started in 1927, when Robert Wallace McMullin planted sweet cherry trees. The property has...

Santaquin Legion Auxiliary Quilt Raffle

By Helen Kester The ladies of Santaquin American Legion Auxiliary #84 are selling raffle tickets for a piece-tied quilt (84”x94”) to be raffled at their annual “Veterans Honor Dinner” in November. Tickets will be on sale at the Santaquin City Celebration in the park,...

Making cents out of senselessness

Levi Sampson
SPANISH FORK – Levi Sampson died a week before his third birthday, but he will live through the example of his family and the donations that keep pouring in on his behalf. Levi dashed out of his house and chased after his mom on July...

Utah County Fair set for Aug. 16-19

  SPANISH FORK – Everyone probably has their own idea about what makes the Utah County Fair so exciting.   Rodeo action seems to be a big draw, but what about those monster trucks? Little kids – and folks not so little – enjoy seeing the animals....

Harward Farms picks its produce daily

Harward Farmstand
SPRINGVILLE – They’re picked fresh, early each summer’s day, and most if not all the succulent ears of corn seen by mid-morning at local Harward fruit/veggie stands are gone by suppertime. If not, they’re given to the Utah Food Bank. “We pick fresh every morning so...

Mapleton Pioneer Day lights up the night

Tom and Lois
MAPLETON – Taking advantage of the weekend, Pioneer Day was celebrated  Saturday, July 22, in this suburban community. It was the only official Pioneer Day celebration in South County, according to eight town’s websites, but Payson’s Western Heritage Day July 15, with a dutch oven...
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