Obituary: Jill Dedo

Jill Dedo
After a protracted battle with cancer, Jill L. Dedo, age 51, of Spanish Fork, died at 7:15 pm on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones. Jill was born on September 24, 1965 in Joliet, IL to...

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...

Stephanie Chingas named Coach of the Year

Stephanie Chingas - Coach of the Year
Stephanie Chingas, cheerleading coach at American Leadership Academy in Spanish Fork, was recently named Coach of the Year during state competition at Salt Lake Community College. In addition, the ALA Eagles cheer team just returned home from the USA Spirit Nationals in Anaheim, California, where...

Funfinity named chamber’s Business of the Month

The Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce has named Funfinity as its Business of the Month. Funfinity is a singular store that is unique in its selection of toys, games, books and chocolate supplies. It enhances downtown Springville, improving the lives of employees and customers alike. Moving...

Nebo names Classified Employees of the Year

Nebo School District 2017 Classified Employees of the Year.
Listed below are the Classified Employees of the Year - see the printed issue or see the E-Edition. RaeAnn Nelson Educational Technician Riverview Elementary School “RaeAnn is the music planning time technician at Riverview Elementary. She does an amazing job and often comes in early to help with...

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.

Local piano competition recognizes 18 pianists

Front Row: Left to Right Tia Lee, Kaylene Neo, Dalan Stokes, Maelee Croshaw, Weston Goulding, Emily Peterson, Jace Broberg, Cameron Peterson, and Brooklyn Murray Back Row: Left to Right Emma Burnham, Abby Holman, Emma Wulfenstein, London Merrill, Thomas Scharf, Joshua Dew, Spencer Zabriskie, McKay Byrne, and Travis Pitcher
By Marilyn Mitchell Every spring, 39 piano teachers in the area from Nephi to Springville enter their students in a solo festival through the National Music Clubs of America. This year they judged more than 500 students who each played two memorized piano solos. The top...

Springville takes state basketball title

Springville Red Devils 2017 State Champions - photo by Mark Spencer
Congratulations to the Springville High School Red Devils boys basketball team for winning the state championship game on March 4 in Ogden. The game was a nail-biter that went to overtime twice, but the Red Devils never gave up. The game ended with an 81...

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...

Springville pageant winners named

Miss Springville Mapleton Finalists
The Miss Springville/Mapleton and Miss Hobble Creek 2017 pageant was held March 25 at Springville High School. The year's theme was “She Sets the City on Fire.”   Nine talented contestants competed in the pageant, which was judged on the categories of personal interview, swimsuit, talent, evening gown...
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