Category: People

Hailey Cox, world-class wrestler

Hailey Cox, world-class wrestler

Hailey Cox, the daughter of Jodie and Billy Cox of Mapleton, UT, an 8th grade student at Mapleton Junior High, was selected to participate in the Pan Am games which were recently held in Brazil. She took first place in her weight and age group! She then qualified for the World team which will compete in Slovakia, Russia in June […]

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Dennis M Bacon obituary

Dennis M Bacon obituary

Dennis Mark Bacon, 64, of Mapleton, Utah died Monday morning, May 12, 2014 in Provo, Utah after a short valiant battle with brain cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife, children, and grandchildren. Dennis was born to Chancy and Donna Mae Johnson Bacon on September 28, 1949, in Boise, Idaho. He married his high school sweetheart, Shannon Genille Lough, […]

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Dennis M. Bacon passes away (updated)

Dennis M. Bacon passes away (updated)

Dennis M. Bacon of Mapleton passed away on May 12, of complications due to cancer. President Bacon served faithfully in the Mapleton North Stake Presidency and is a beloved leader. All are invited to send condolences and remembrances to rainemason@gmail.com or to the Bacon Family, 1512 W 1800 N Mapleton, UT 84664. Update: Funeral services will be held Friday, May 16, […]

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May Brit Reyes named foster mom of the year

May Brit Reyes named foster mom of the year

by Jennie Shepherd. May Brit Reyes of Mapleton has been named as the Foster Mom of the Year for the Western Region of the United States. [courtesy photo] May Brit and her husband, Blair, started their journey in foster care in 2009 because, in her words, “Our children begged and begged us to do it!” As a family, they watched […]

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Lifting Leprosy fund-raising yard sale

Lifting Leprosy fund-raising yard sale

by Chris Hash. “Leprosy is a disease that’s actually very curable,” says Rebekkah Hart, the organizer of the Lifting Leprosy yard sale held at the Mapleton City Park on Saturday, May 10, 2014. “But the problem is, if you live in India and contract leprosy, it’s considered a curse. You become an untouchable; you can never return to normal society again. […]

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Jean Stewart Bills obituary

Jean Stewart Bills obituary

Jean Stewart Bills, 80, from Mapleton/Springville died Saturday, May 3, 2014. Mom has finally gotten her wish… to go home! Jean was born to Floyd L. and Bertha Williams Stewart on February 20, 1934. She married Kay E Bills on May 20, 1952 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Jean raised five children which kept her involved with cub scouts, […]

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Tarin Strosser is MMHS Prep of the Week

Tarin Strosser is MMHS Prep of the Week

by Dave Boyack. Tarin Strosser has been selected as a Maple Mountain High School Prep Athlete of the Week for her outstanding performances over the past several weeks. Tarin has recently set school records in the shot put, high jump, and javelin. She also won the BYU Heptathlon title last weekend, beating the nearest competitor by nearly 300 points. Tarin […]

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Advanced Learning Center (ALC) Film Students take First & Second Place

Advanced Learning Center (ALC) Film Students take First & Second Place

by Lana Hiskey. The students of ALC Films took home both First & Second Place at this year’s Kick Butts Anti-Tobacco Commercial competition. The contest was sponsored by the Utah County Department of Health and was open to any student in Utah County. The event was held at the Provo Towne Center in March. The First Place video was made […]

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Mary Lynne York receives Crystal Apple award

Mary Lynne York receives Crystal Apple award

Mary Lynne York is the 2013-14 recipient of the Crystal Apple Award for Hobble Creek Elementary School. Mrs. York has taught 19 years, 12 at Hobble Creek Elementary. Mrs. York is an extra-miler! In the nomination forms, Mrs. York was described as “a hard worker” who is “dedicated to education.” One teacher said, “She is so sweet and willing to […]

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Hobble Creek teacher Cathy Condie honored

Hobble Creek teacher Cathy Condie honored

KSL Radio and Zions Bank honored Cathy Condie, a fourth-grade teacher at Hobble Creek Elementary, for the “Teacher Feature” program this month.  This program was developed to recognize outstanding teachers who have gone the extra mile, not only in the classroom, but who have also made a significant impact on many young lives. Mrs. Condie is honored with a plaque […]

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Edward Francis Bradley passes away (updated)

Edward Francis Bradley passes away (updated)

Edward Francis Bradley, son of Fred Gaylord Bradley and Frances McNamara Bradley Burmeister, died peacefully from a failing heart on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at his home in Spanish Fork, Utah. Born May 3, 1939, in Chicago, Ed grew up first on the rough South Side and later in South Bend, Indiana. As a young man, he served as an […]

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Bryson Van Tassell is MMHS Prep of the Week

Bryson Van Tassell is MMHS Prep of the Week

by Dave Boyack. Bryson Van Tassell has been selected as this week’s “Prep of the Week” for Maple Mountain High School. Bryson has been a big reason why the Golden Eagle baseball team is off to a great start. His bat and glove helped the team to recently win back-to-back team championships at Deseret Hills and Snow Canyon Invitational Baseball […]

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Stan Littlefield is Classified Employee of the Year

Stan Littlefield is Classified Employee of the Year

Mr. Littlefield, the much-loved custodian at Hobble Creek Elementary, has been named as a Classified Employee of the Year for Nebo School District. The nominating statement for Mr. Littlefield read, “Stan Littlefield is an outstanding custodian. He is kind and helpful to the students and staff at our school. Stan is always willing to do any extra jobs that are […]

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Students excel at Nebo Science fair

Students excel at Nebo Science fair

Haley Green, a student at Mapleton Junior High, is the Grand Champion winner in the seventh/eighth grade division of the Nebo School District Science fair. Trevor Jeppson, also a student at MJHS, placed third in the same division. Jason Syndergaard and Tucker Sandbakken, students at Maple Mountain High, took first place in the tenth-tweflth grade division of the Science Fair.

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Stephanie Swenson receives Crystal Apple Award

Stephanie Swenson receives Crystal Apple Award

Mapleton Junior High Math teacher Stephanie Swensen is this year’s recipient of the Crystal Apple Award. The Crystal Apple Award is given to teachers that show devotion to students and outstanding performance in the classroom. It is awarded by nomination from the school faculty. Stephanie has been a full-time teacher at Mapleton Junior High since August, 2007 and currently serves […]

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Chloe Harlan is MMHS Prep of the Week

Chloe Harlan is MMHS Prep of the Week

by Dave Boyack. Chloe Harlan has been selected as this week’s “Prep of the Week” for her outstanding efforts with the girls swim team. Chloe placed in four different events at the region 8 meet to help her team to a 3rd place overall finish. Chloe has also been outstanding in the classroom with a cumulative GPA of 3.996. Congratulations […]

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Christopher Joel Starkey obituary

Christopher Joel Starkey obituary

Christopher Joel Starkey, 45, of Mapleton, Utah, passed away unexpectedly on March 6, 2014. Our hearts are broken. He is a most loved husband, and beloved son, father, brother, and friend. He was born December 23, 1968 to Ronald Gene Starkey and Barbara Jennie Budinich Starkey in Seattle, Washington. Chris graduated from East Wenatchee High School in Washington, then attended […]

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Heather Houtz obituary

Heather Houtz obituary

Heather Houtz, 22, of Mapleton, Utah passed away March 2, 2014. She was born September 16, 1991 to Alan Houtz and Sherri Larsen Houtz. She fought a hard battle and now she is free from her pain and addiction. While she will be greatly missed, we find comfort in knowing that she can finally be at rest. Heather loved spending […]

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Linda Baird receives Spirit of the PTA award

Linda Baird receives Spirit of the PTA award

by Alisa Corfield. Hobble Creek Elementary school secretary Linda Baird received the Spirit of the PTA Award at a meeting of the Springville/Mapleton PTA Council. Mr. Johnson, Hobble Creek Elementary principal, said, “Linda always thinks ahead and plans for anything that might come our way.  She helps the school run so smoothly each and every day with a dedication and an amazing […]

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Hixon Canto is State wrestling champion

Hixon Canto is State wrestling champion

Hixon Canto, a second grade student in Mrs. Jensen’s class at Mapleton Elementary, won the state championship for his division in wrestling this year.  Way to go Hixon!!!

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