Category: People

LaVonne Joyce Dugan Hales

LaVonne Joyce Dugan Hales

LaVonne Joyce Dugan Hales, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and loyal friend, passed away on July 5 at the age of 82. She was born November 14, 1934 to Roy William Dugan and Irene Parrott Dugan in Scottsbluff, Nebraska — the first of three children. LaVonne was a happy child who loved helping others. She yearned to become a […]

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Aurora Tolman is Utah Valley Student of the Week

Aurora Tolman is Utah Valley Student of the Week

by Nebo School District. Aurora Tolman is a sixth-grade student at Mapleton Elementary in Mapleton. She has been chosen by the Nebo School District as the Daily Herald’s Utah Valley Student of the Week. Aurora loves math and is in the advanced learning math program. She is also in a Modern Woodman youth service club, where she does service every […]

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Dave Jex honored at BYU football game

Dave Jex honored at BYU football game

by Lana Hiskey. Mapleton Junior High teacher David Jex was honored at the BYU vs Toledo football game on Friday, September 30, 2016. Mr. Jex teaches health, physical education, and weight training. He is also the athletic director at Mapleton Junior and the on-site supervisor and Shadow Mountain. David spent countless hours this summer at Shadow Mountain making camp a […]

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Jackie Hadley obituary

Jackie Hadley obituary

On July 31, 2016 Jacqueline Louise Hadley passed into the next life; but before she did that, she made the most out of this one. She was born on August 14, 1936 to Mary Docherty and Edward Pritchett. Her parents split early in her life but one strong memory she had of her father was when he came to visit […]

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Maple Mountain welders place third in nation

Maple Mountain welders place third in nation

The Maple Mountain High School team of junior welding fabricators took 3rd place in the nation at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Each state brought their best welding team to compete. Our team consisted of Tosh Davis, Tyler Christmas, and Ben Warnick. They built a tool box from scratch in 6.5 hours. When asked about what the program […]

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Terra Parkinson obituary information

Terra Parkinson obituary information

Auburn Terra Parkinson, 31, of Mapleton, passed away June 18, 2016. She was born on February 18, 1985, the precious daughter of Kirk and Gwen (Hood) Parkinson. On Friday, June 24, a visitation will be held at the Wheeler Mortuary in Mapleton (82 W. 400 N.) from 4 to 6 p.m. A personal family celebration of Terra’s life will be […]

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Mapleton band leader Bob Sabin passes away

Mapleton band leader Bob Sabin passes away

Robert Burton Sabin passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Funeral services will Sat. June 18th at 11 a.m. in Mapleton, UT, at the LDS church located at 970 N 400 E. Viewings will be held on Fri. evening at the Mapleton Wheeler Mortuary and Sat. prior to the services. Bob was a long-time leader of the Moonlight Serenaders, a Mapleton […]

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Long-time Mapleton resident Dick Bills passes away

Long-time Mapleton resident Dick Bills passes away

Richard “Dick” Bills, 86, of Mapleton, Utah passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, from complications of back surgery, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. He was born September 22, 1929 in Mapleton, Utah, to Douglas Waldo and Lenore Johnson Bills. He married Erma Lee Beck (deceased) in Spanish Fork, December 31, 1953. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple June […]

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Dave Jones, Ken Krogue honored as Outstanding Eagle Scouts

Dave Jones, Ken Krogue honored as Outstanding Eagle Scouts

Mapleton residents Dave Jones and Ken Krogue were recently honored as Outstanding Eagle Scouts at the Utah National Parks Council Outstanding Eagle and Distinguished Eagle National Court of Honor.             [Courtesy photos, via Facebook].

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Kristen Allred is MMHS Prep of the Week

Kristen Allred is MMHS Prep of the Week

by Dave Boyack. Kristen Allred is Maple Mountain High School’s Prep of the Week. Kristen  is an outstanding student athlete. She works hard in the classroom and is a leader on the volleyball court. She pushes her teammates as well as herself to a higher standard. The team feeds off of her smile and energy. She is quick to laugh and […]

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Maple Mountain’s Cory Mendenhall honored as Outstanding Educator

Maple Mountain’s Cory Mendenhall honored as Outstanding Educator

Cory Mendenhall, Choir Director at Maple Mountain Mountain High School, was honored as an Outstanding Educator at the BYU Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Under Mr. Mendenhall’s direction, MMHS’ choral program has developed into one of the best in the area. The MMHS Chamber Singers will travel to New York City in February of 2016, where they will […]

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Franklin Ole Nielsen obituary

Franklin Ole Nielsen obituary

On Sunday, September 6, 2015, a valiant and honorable man passed from this life into the next. Franklin Ole Nielsen was born at a home on April 16, 1933 in Lehi, Arizona to William Ole and Gwendolyn Tiffany Nielsen. He spent his early years on the Nielsen Family Ranch in Richville and in St. Johns, Arizona where he attended both […]

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Mary Ella Griffin obituary

Mary Ella Griffin obituary

Mary Ella Griffin, a former resident of Mapleton, passed away on August 28, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 79. She was born to Harvey Andrew and Nora Irene Page in Woodville, Texas on February 28, 1936. She grew up in a large family including her siblings: Clara, David (Beverly), Geraldine (Larry), Sandra, Edna (Lucias), Harvilynne (Brad) and […]

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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 […]

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Three Nebo Students Honored with NIAAA Scholarship

Three Nebo Students Honored with NIAAA Scholarship

by Lana Hiskey. Three Nebo student athletes – Jason Money, Spanish Fork High; Chad Peterson, Salem Hills High; and  Kiera Barton, Maple Mountain High – were honored with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s (NIAAA) Scholarship at the NIAAA conference in St. George recently. NIAAA scholarships recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership and sportsmanship attributes of high school student-athletes, and the […]

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MMHS Science Olympiad Team Wins State Title

MMHS Science Olympiad Team Wins State Title

by Lana Hiskey. The Maple Mountain High School (MMHS) Science Olympiad team, in Spanish Fork, Utah, won the State Title during the competition last Saturday at the University of Utah against 31 other high schools from across the state in science, technology, engineering and math. Of the 24 different events that MMHS competed in,  they took first place in six […]

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Arik Jeffery Mack obituary and funeral information

Arik Jeffery Mack obituary and funeral information

Arik Jeffery “Air Bear” Mack, age 19 of Mapleton, Utah passed away March 24, 2015 from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Spanish Fork, Utah. Arik was born April 8, 1995 in Lake County, Florida. His parents are Liz and Jeff Mack. Arik was an outstanding baseball player while at Maple Mountain High School. In 2013, he helped lead […]

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Rea Bleggi, long-time Mapleton resident, passes away

Rea Bleggi, long-time Mapleton resident, passes away

Rea Bleggi, long-time Mapleton resident, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Mapleton Coppertop church (LDS Church on 1600 N. Main, Mapleton). Viewings will be held at the same location on Sunday, March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday, March 9, from […]

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Nebo Foundation awards grants, February 2015

Nebo Foundation awards grants, February 2015

by Lana Hiskey. The Nebo Education Foundation board met this month to discuss the grants submitted by Nebo School District teachers and fund worthwhile projects in the district that provide resources to enrich student learning. The Nebo Education Foundation is composed of 20 volunteer board members who live in cities serviced by Nebo School District.  Board members meet each month […]

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USA Wrestling earns $2500 for commitment to sportsmanship

USA Wrestling earns $2500 for commitment to sportsmanship

[photo: Jeff Porcaro, MapleMountainSports.com] Success in youth sports isn’t always measured by the scoreboard. When young athletes demonstrate teamwork, sportsmanship, and on-field effort, they are winners regardless of the outcome of the game. Liberty Mutual Insurance seeks to continue the tradition of rewarding teams who demonstrate a commitment to fair play through its Play Positive™ Pledge program, and today is […]

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