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Obituary: Francis William ‘Bill’ Shepherd

Bill Shepherd
Francis William “Bill” Shepherd was born Sept. 29, 1953, in Nephi, Utah, to Francis William “Scott” and Mary Anderson Shepherd. He died March 2, 2017, in Eureka, Utah, after many years of poor health. Bill married JoAnna Underwood and was blessed with a son and...

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: Jacob Karl Brian

Jacob Karl Brian
Jacob Karl Brian passed away at his home in Santaquin, Utah, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the age of 32. Jake is predeceased by his grandparents Earrel Dean Brian, JoeAnn Jacqueline Harding and Richard Karl Honseler and his nephew, Vince Elmer Dean Larsen. Jacob...

Eating scones with ghosts at Leslie’s Family Tree

Leslies Family Tree Scones
When I hear "Leslie’s Family Tree restaurant," I think of two things: scones and ghosts. The scones are legendary for their gargantuan size (and they are delicious). The ghosts are legitimate. I didn’t take the time to go looking for them, but they have...

A note from Santaquin’s mayor

Mayor Kirk Hunsaker
By Mayor Kirk Hunsaker Santaquin City As I have looked back on a wonderful year and look forward to new opportunity in 2017, I am thankful for such a generous community. We are lucky to live in a place where service is part of our everyday...

Santaquin photo contest winner announced

Santaquin City is happy to announce the 2016 overall winner of its “What Do You Love About Santaquin?” Photo Contest. Katie Blake’s winning photo of beautiful spring blossoms in front of the city's welcome sign was voted the best of the year. Blake was awarded a $500...

Obituary: Mitch Johnson

Mitch Johnson
Mitchell (Mitch) Scott Johnson, 56, passed away in his daughter’s home in Payson, Utah, on Jan. 21, 2017, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born Sept. 14, 1960, in Richfield, Utah, to Robert Huge and Ada Claire Kotter Johnson. Mitch married...

Santaquin fifth-graders graduate from D.A.R.E. program

CS Lewis Academy DARE Instruction with K-9.
By Penny Reeves It was a big deal for Santaquin fifth-graders as they graduated from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) in December. Local officers Russ Woodland and Kris Johnson of the Santaquin Police Department spearheaded the programs at Santaquin Elementary (Woodland), C.S. Lewis Academy (Woodland) and...

‘Granna Epperson’ honored on KSL High 5

“Granna Epperson” at Santaquin Elementary School was honored on the KSL High 5 program on Dec. 20. Granna Epperson's whole life has been dedicated to serving others. She started making patchwork quilts. In the early 1990s, she started counting the quilts she had given to Primary...

Obituary: Marion J. Davis

Marion J. Davis, age 95, of Genola, passed away Nov. 30, 2016. He was born April 3, 1921, in Genola to Glen Ervin and Lilly Johnson Davis. He married Donna Verl Draper March 21, 1945, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Marion graduated from Payson...
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