• Celebrating the 4th of July

    Today Americans will celebrate the 4th of July. We’ll do it many different ways – with speeches, parades, family gatherings, food, and fireworks. There’s nothing wrong with festivities and fun. But surely there are more important things, too. America, as a nation, has always prized civil, informed, intelligent discourse among its citizens. There’s no question that we are living in times […]

    Celebrating the 4th of July
  • Cole Brooks Bench funeral information [Updated]

    Cole Brooks Bench, age 3 of Mapleton, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Mapleton Stake Center at 970 North 400 East in Mapleton. The viewing will be held at the church Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to […]

    Cole Brooks Bench funeral information [Updated]
  • Toddler passes away in tragic accident [Updated]

    A Mapleton toddler has passed away as the result of a tragic accident. Cole Bench, age 3, the son of Brock and Brooke Bench, was involved in an auto-pedestrian accident on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, and passed away due to the resulting injuries. The entire Mapleton community joins in mourning this loss, and all are invited to remember the family in their […]

    Toddler passes away in tragic accident [Updated]
  • Mapleton 24th of July Pioneer Day Parade Grand Marshalls announced

    The Mapleton 24th of July Pioneer day Parade is pleased to announced our 2015 Parade Grand Marshalls. Joyce and Arnold Wilson are Grand Marshalls, and Dick Bills is Honorary Grand Marshall. Joyce and Arnold Wilson are high school sweethearts who rode on a motorcycle to the Manti temple to be married, and they have been married for 63 years. Fifty […]

    Mapleton 24th of July Pioneer Day Parade Grand Marshalls announced
  • Nebo School District’s Spring Academic All-State Winners 2015

    by Lana Hiskey. Nebo School District is proud of the many students that are winners and nominated to the Utah High School Activities Association and Deseret News Academic All-State Teams for 2015. Congratulations on a job well done!   Girls’ Track and Field 4A GPA: 4.0 Kiera Barton – MMHS Janae Warren – MMHS Rylee Elizabeth Beckstead – SHHS Sydney […]

    Nebo School District’s Spring Academic All-State Winners 2015
  • Springville celebrates opening of Wayne Bartholomew park with ribbon-cutting ceremony

    by Chris Hash. Community leaders, members of the community, and lots of excited kids gathered to celebrate the opening of the Wayne Bartholomew park on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Situated on 15 acres at the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon, the park promises to become a prime gathering place for get-togethers and community recreation. And that’s just what the vision […]

    Springville celebrates opening of Wayne Bartholomew park with ribbon-cutting ceremony
  • Hundreds gather for Payson Temple Cornerstone Ceremony

    by Chris Hash. Hundreds of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered to celebrate the completion of the Payson Temple at the Cornerstone Ceremony held on Sunday, June 7, 2015. A cornerstone ceremony traditionally marks the completion of a temple’s construction. The only public part of a temple dedication, this symbolic ceremony takes place immediately before the first dedicatory […]

    Hundreds gather for Payson Temple Cornerstone Ceremony
  • Payson Temple cultural celebration: Fill the World with Love

    by Chris Hash. “After much tribulation, then cometh the blessings.” That might have been a theme for the 13,000 youth participating in the Payson Temple Cultural Celebration, “Fill the World with Love,” on June 6, 2015, at BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium. An hour before the program was scheduled to begin, the sky was full of dark clouds; thunder was rumbling […]

    Payson Temple cultural celebration: Fill the World with Love
  • Payson Temple Cultural Celebration preview

    by Chris Hash.   The Payson Temple Cultural Celebration, “Fill the World with Love,” will be held at BYU’s LaVell Edwards on Saturday, June 6, beginning at 7pm. Over 12,000 young people ages 12-18 who live within the boundaries of the Payson Temple district (from Mapleton to Delta) have been practicing and preparing diligently for this event. Each young person participating […]

    Payson Temple Cultural Celebration preview
  • Youth gather at LaVell Edwards Stadium to rehearse Payson Temple celebration

    by Lana Hiskey. Thousands of teenagers flocked to the BYU LaVell Edwards stadium last Saturday for the final dress rehearsal of the Payson Temple Cultural Celebration, “Fill the World with Love.” The celebration event is scheduled for this Saturday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the stadium. “These youth have been rehearsing in ward, stake and regional rehearsals since March,” […]

    Youth gather at LaVell Edwards Stadium to rehearse Payson Temple celebration

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Toddler passes away in tragic accident [Updated]

Toddler passes away in tragic accident [Updated]

July 2, 2015 at 12:59 pm

A Mapleton toddler has passed away as the result of a tragic accident. Cole Bench, age 3, the son of Brock and Brooke Bench, was involved in an auto-pedestrian accident on...

Schools »

Nebo School District State Champions

Nebo School District State Champions

June 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

by Lana Hiskey. Schools within Nebo School District took State Championships in three sports this spring. Spanish Fork High School Boys’ Baseball, Spanish Fork High...

People »

Cole Brooks Bench funeral information [Updated]

Cole Brooks Bench funeral information [Updated]

July 3, 2015 at 11:14 am

Cole Brooks Bench, age 3 of Mapleton, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Mapleton Stake Center at...

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Springville celebrates opening of Wayne Bartholomew park with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Springville celebrates opening of Wayne Bartholomew park with ribbon-cutting ceremony

June 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

by Chris Hash. Community leaders, members of the community, and lots of excited kids gathered to celebrate the opening of the Wayne Bartholomew park on Saturday, June 13,...

Columns »

Celebrating the 4th of July

Celebrating the 4th of July

July 4, 2015 at 3:00 am

Today Americans will celebrate the 4th of July. We’ll do it many different ways – with speeches, parades, family gatherings, food, and fireworks. There’s...

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Celebrating the 4th of July

Celebrating the 4th of July

Today Americans will celebrate the 4th of July. We’ll do it many different ways – with speeches, parades, family gatherings, food, and fireworks. There’s nothing wrong with festivities and fun. But surely there are more important things, too. America, as a nation, has always prized civil, informed, intelligent discourse among its citizens. There’s no question that we are living in times […]

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Cole Brooks Bench funeral information [Updated]

Cole Brooks Bench funeral information [Updated]

Cole Brooks Bench, age 3 of Mapleton, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Mapleton Stake Center at 970 North 400 East in Mapleton. The viewing will be held at the church Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to […]

Read more ›
Toddler passes away in tragic accident [Updated]

Toddler passes away in tragic accident [Updated]

A Mapleton toddler has passed away as the result of a tragic accident. Cole Bench, age 3, the son of Brock and Brooke Bench, was involved in an auto-pedestrian accident on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, and passed away due to the resulting injuries. The entire Mapleton community joins in mourning this loss, and all are invited to remember the family in their […]

Read more ›
Mapleton 24th of July Pioneer Day Parade Grand Marshalls announced

Mapleton 24th of July Pioneer Day Parade Grand Marshalls announced

The Mapleton 24th of July Pioneer day Parade is pleased to announced our 2015 Parade Grand Marshalls. Joyce and Arnold Wilson are Grand Marshalls, and Dick Bills is Honorary Grand Marshall. Joyce and Arnold Wilson are high school sweethearts who rode on a motorcycle to the Manti temple to be married, and they have been married for 63 years. Fifty […]

Read more ›
Nebo School District State Champions

Nebo School District State Champions

by Lana Hiskey. Schools within Nebo School District took State Championships in three sports this spring. Spanish Fork High School Boys’ Baseball, Spanish Fork High School Girls’ Softball, and the Maple Mountain Girls’ Track teams all came out on top this year. Congratulations to these teams and their coaches! State Champions, SFHS Boys’ Baseball Team Members: Taylor Anderson, Nic Roberts, Tanner Nielsen […]

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Nebo School District’s Spring Academic All-State Winners 2015

Nebo School District’s Spring Academic All-State Winners 2015

by Lana Hiskey. Nebo School District is proud of the many students that are winners and nominated to the Utah High School Activities Association and Deseret News Academic All-State Teams for 2015. Congratulations on a job well done!   Girls’ Track and Field 4A GPA: 4.0 Kiera Barton – MMHS Janae Warren – MMHS Rylee Elizabeth Beckstead – SHHS Sydney […]

Read more ›
Springville celebrates opening of Wayne Bartholomew park with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Springville celebrates opening of Wayne Bartholomew park with ribbon-cutting ceremony

by Chris Hash. Community leaders, members of the community, and lots of excited kids gathered to celebrate the opening of the Wayne Bartholomew park on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Situated on 15 acres at the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon, the park promises to become a prime gathering place for get-togethers and community recreation. And that’s just what the vision […]

Read more ›
Hundreds gather for Payson Temple Cornerstone Ceremony

Hundreds gather for Payson Temple Cornerstone Ceremony

by Chris Hash. Hundreds of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered to celebrate the completion of the Payson Temple at the Cornerstone Ceremony held on Sunday, June 7, 2015. A cornerstone ceremony traditionally marks the completion of a temple’s construction. The only public part of a temple dedication, this symbolic ceremony takes place immediately before the first dedicatory […]

Read more ›
Payson Temple cultural celebration: Fill the World with Love

Payson Temple cultural celebration: Fill the World with Love

by Chris Hash. “After much tribulation, then cometh the blessings.” That might have been a theme for the 13,000 youth participating in the Payson Temple Cultural Celebration, “Fill the World with Love,” on June 6, 2015, at BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium. An hour before the program was scheduled to begin, the sky was full of dark clouds; thunder was rumbling […]

Read more ›
Payson Temple Cultural Celebration preview

Payson Temple Cultural Celebration preview

by Chris Hash.   The Payson Temple Cultural Celebration, “Fill the World with Love,” will be held at BYU’s LaVell Edwards on Saturday, June 6, beginning at 7pm. Over 12,000 young people ages 12-18 who live within the boundaries of the Payson Temple district (from Mapleton to Delta) have been practicing and preparing diligently for this event. Each young person participating […]

Read more ›