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Daughters of the Utah Pioneers

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By Judy Elsner On December 2, the Springville/Mapleton Daughters of the Utah Pioneers held their annual Christmas Party. The Springville Senior Citizen’s Center was decorated beautifully for the season and set the stage for a festive occasion. Music is such a large part of our pioneer...

Mapleton Mayor looks to strategic growth

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By Dallas Hakes I have been a resident of Mapleton for 11 years and plan on living here with my wonderful family the rest of my life. In fact, I built the Mapleton cemetery, which means I plan on staying after I die. I love the...

Mapleton Scarecrow Spectacular

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The autumn season and Halloween, in particular, bring a lot of colorful activities to our area. For the second year, Mapleton City has brought to us their Scarecrow Spectacular. The event staged at Mapleton City Park solicited businesses, organizations, and individuals to create amazing...

If not for yourself, wear seat belt for others in the vehicle

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Second in a series on safe driving Not wearing a seat belt is one of five “deadline behaviors” drivers can exhibit, according to Utah safety experts. In a crash, unbuckled passengers can become a projectile and increase the risk of hurting or killing others in the...

Mapleton City celebrates 2nd annual Founder’s Day

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By Mary Fojtek MAPLETON – It was the mid 1870’s when the original settlers of Union Bench, as it was called then, moved up on the dry, sagebrush-covered land above Springville and began a new life on land they worked to buy. Their acts will...

Fight the New Drug presentations: An invitation to all parents

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By Miriam Hall My name is Miriam Hall, and I am honored to represent our communities as Miss Springville/Mapleton 2017. My pageant service platform is “Education on the Harms of Pornography”, and I have partnered with the non-profit anti-pornography organization Fight the New Drug to...

Mapleton Pioneer Day lights up the night

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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...

Mapleton Pioneer Day to light up the night

Tom and Lois Murdock, Mapleton 2017 Grand Marshals.
MAPLETON – Taking advantage of the weekend, Pioneer Day is to be celebrated Saturday, July 22, in this suburban community. It is the only official Pioneer Day celebration in South County, according to eight town’s websites, but Payson’s Western Heritage Day July 15, with...

Farmers’ Markets to start in late July

Two southern Utah County farmers markets are expected to draw throngs of area residents this summer. After a year’s hiatus, the Mapleton Market will re-open Monday evenings between July 31 and Sept. 25. Spanish Fork’s Farmers Market will be open Saturday mornings to early afternoons...

Summer heats up local real estate market

Low mortgage rates, high demand and the summer buying season have combined to increase house prices somewhat in southern Utah County, area Realtors say. “Sold prices really jumped up in the first quarter of 2016 and leveled off until the fourth quarter of 2016,” said...