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Spot Light: LaVon Brook

LaVon Brook
Every community has people in it that make it great. I’m talking about salt-of-the-earth kinda people. Join us as each month as we highlight one of our longtime members in the community. LaVon Brook was born in Fillmore Utah in 1935 at her grandmothers’ home—in...

Utah County Commission meetings streaming live

Utah County Commission weekly meetings are now available to view live online on the county YouTube channel. While it’s not as dramatic as filming a movie, it is a step forward in the commission's commitment to open government and to providing access to commission...

Ben Ford receives outstanding administrator award

Ben Ford Music Award
Payson High School Principal Ben Ford was recently honored as the Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award by the Utah Music Education Association.

Payson City employees to host Pay It Forward run May 6

Pay It Forward 5K/1 Mile Challenge
By Sarah Leavitt For the past seven years, the Payson City Employee Wellness Program has hosted a community event called the Pay It Forward 5K/1 Mile Challenge. This year the event will be held May 6 at Payson City Memorial Park. Payson City employees would...

Payson Interfaith Council sponsors ‘Blankets for Babies’

Judy Gibson, Cindy Wood and Kathleen Muhlestein work on a quilt during a community service project in Payson.
By Miriam Hawkes Boatright About 100 people participated in a community service project at Payson’s City Center banquet hall on March 25 for needy newborns in Utah County. Seventy-one blankets were completed by the end of the day and an estimated 30 more will be finished...

Payson, Santaquin chamber working hard to strengthen community

Lorene Moore, president of the Payson & Santaquin Area Chamber of Commerce, was on hand at recent Santaquin and Payson city council meetings as they both renewed their commitment to supporting the chamber. “We are really blessed to have city governments that care so much about...

Obituary: Shae Oberg Walker

Shae Oberg Walker
Shae Oberg Walker passed away March 28, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Shae was born May 11, 1961, to Robert and Willetta Kotter Oberg. She was raised in Genola and attended school in Payson, graduating from Payson High School and LDS Seminary....

Payson High featured on national radio show

Ira Glass, host and executive producer of the national radio show "This American Life," visited Payson High School recently to interview students about their tradition of "going all out" when asking dates to dances.
The national radio show “This American Life” came to Payson High School recently to spotlight some amazing “Grand Gestures” going on at one of Nebo’s high schools. Miki Meek, the producer and reporter for “This American Life” who also graduated from Payson High School in...

Ladies golf club invites others to join

By Frances Larsen The Gladstan Ladies Golf Club at Gladstone Golf Course in Payson is getting ready for summer. You are welcome to be part of our weekly party. Edna Martinez is one of the many beautiful and talented women that golf every Tuesday morning or...

Dr. RaShel Anderson Shepherd appointed Payson High School principal

RaShel Shepherd
With the recent administrative move of Payson High School Principal Ben Ford to become the PEAK Center administrator, the Nebo School District Board of Education has appointed RaShel Anderson Shepherd as the new principal of Payson High School. Dr. Shepherd graduated from Brigham Young University with...
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