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Serve Daily celebrates 5 years in publication

Springville resident Chris Baird has always felt strongly about providing service to his friends, family, neighbors - even strangers. He lives by the motto, “Pay it Forward,” meaning if people receive the kindness of others, they should seek to continue that kindness by doing...

Alyssa Behrend named Miss Santaquin 2017

Pictured: (left) 2nd attendant Staci Snow, 1st attendant Katrina Judd, Queen Alyssa Behrend, 3rd attendant Shaylee Jensen. Photo Credit- Payson Chronicle
By Hannah Tervort On April 15, the Santaquin community gathered for the Miss Santaquin Scholarship Pageant. The night featured 11 bright and enthusiastic young women competing for the title of Miss Santaquin 2017. The contestants were Emily Water, Brooklyn Brighton, Tayler Olson, Michelle Zamora, Joshlynn...

Memorial Day program planned in Santaquin

By Helen Kester Santaquin American Legion Post 84 will hold its annual Memorial Day Program on Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Monument in the Santaquin City Cemetery. The program this year will feature remarks by Kirk Hunsaker and Legion Chaplain Art Adcock. Musical selections...

Donate now to support local veterans

Santaquin American Legion Quilt May 2017
By Helen Kester May is Poppy Month. The ladies of the Santaquin American Legion Auxiliary will be accepting donations for Remembrance Poppies during the entire month of May. All monies from the poppies will be used strictly for veterans in the Santaquin area. Also, starting on Memorial...

Empty nesters needed to befriend local families working to overcome poverty

By Addy Klein, Circles Utah Valley Circles Utah Valley is currently looking for Ally volunteers in the Nebo area to help local families overcome poverty by meeting at least twice a month during one year to clarify goals, provide accountability and create a meaningful friendship. Volunteers see...

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...
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