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Chick-fil-A: The wait is over for south Utah County

Chick-Fil-A is best known for its delicious chicken sandwiches, crispy waffle fries, and fresh squeezed lemonade. When I heard that we were getting a Chick-Fil-A in Spanish Fork, I was ecstatic. I couldn’t wait. Fast forward to late September. I had a medical emergency...

Tickets to be offered for temple open house

Provo City Center Temple Vertical
Tickets for tours of the new Provo City Center Temple will be available beginning Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, with actual tours starting Jan. 15 and continuing through March 5. The renovated building will be dedicated March 20, 2016, as The Church of Jesus Christ...

Mapleton artist crafting wonders out of wood

By Thea Hansen What do you get when you cross the modern technology of software engineering and the centuries-old technology of woodworking? Well, for Mapleton’s Karl Hale, the result surprised even him: fine art. “I’m a father, a husband, a tech guy, a musician, a juggler,...

Miner’s Diner: Hit the motherlode at Eureka restaurant

The Burgers: Miner (Traditional Cheeseburger) and Border Burger (green chillies).
So, I fell in love with Eureka. Sad to say I had never heard of Eureka before I went to do this review. I knew that you say “Eureka!” when you find gold or something really exciting. I totally understand why it is named...

Merit Academy’s ASK service club serves dinner at TURN event

By the Merit Academy ASK Club On Dec. 1, members of Merit Academy’s ASK service club served dinner to handicapped adults at TURN’s annual Christmas dinner. TURN is a community service program that supports people with disabilities. Each year it hosts a Christmas dinner complete with...

Mr. Grill: Come find out what you’ve been missing

I am surprised how many people don’t know about Mr. Grill. I tell people where it is and they say, “Oh, the ice cream place?” Yes, they do have ice cream there, but that is not all. They also have some crazy delicious sandwiches served...

Christmas tree showdown: Real tree versus artificial

Christmas Tree
The whole idea of the Christmas tree seems rather odd, doesn’t it? We go out into the forest and kill a tree. Then we bring it back to our house, where we plant the dead tree in our front room in order to commemorate...

Springville Youth Court is in now in session

The Springville Youth Court is now in session. Twenty-five students from Springville High School, Merit Academy, Springville Junior High School and Mapleton Junior High School have been trained and are now willing and eager to make a difference in other students’ lives. Youth Court is...

Springville City business updates

Springville City has issued the following business updates regarding various business development in the city: Smith’s Marketplace has had its groundbreaking and construction is underway. Completion date is planned for November. The store will be located on 400 South between 950 West and 1200 West. The...

Springville High marching band looking to grow

By Amy Gabbitas What sport requires all team members to play every minute of every game regardless of their ability? The players also dedicate several weeks every summer and early mornings during the school year to practice, often in extreme heat, rain or cold. Doing...