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Mapleton Community Announcements

The Mapleton News is now accepting community announcements. Please send information on awards and achievements (such as Eagle Scouts, academic & church awards, scholarships, business awards/promotions, or any significant recognition); births; mission calls/homecomings; military service; weddings; obituaries; college graduations, etc. to mapletonnews@gmail.com. A picture may also be included, JPEG format preferred. There is no charge for community announcements.

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Finding Money for Food Storage

Finding Money for Food Storage

“Food storage, what a joke,” a mother of a large family once commented. “It’s hard enough buying groceries; how do you get far enough ahead to buy food storage?” This mother expressed a common concern: finding money for food storage. There’s no single easy solution, but there are many ways to approach the problem. Here are some ideas. Shop the […]

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Mapleton Chorale Holds Valentine’s Dinner-Dance

Mapleton Chorale Holds Valentine’s Dinner-Dance

by Kjirstin Youngberg. The Mapleton Chorale held a successful fund-raising event on Saturday, February 12, at the City Office building. Organized by Lori Jacobsen, it included a prime rib dinner, entertainment, door prizes and a silent auction. The head table included Hal and Dianna Black and Allan and Suzie Judd, who along with Steve Roden and Sherrie Dunford were original […]

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MMHS Wrestlers take Second at State

by Craig LaMont, Wrestling Coach. Maple Mountain High School, in only its second year of existence, has won a runner-up trophy at the state finals in 4A Wrestling.  The team is very young and already has the upper hand for possibly winning MMHS’s first-ever state championship next season.   Even with 7 wrestlers who were expected to score points for […]

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Mapleton Junior High Wrestling Success

Mapleton Junior High Wrestling Success

by Craig LaMont, Wrestling Coach. The Mapleton Junior High Wrestling team is in the lead when it comes to school excellence. Mapleton Junior High Wrestlers have been unbeaten in dual meets and tournaments since MJHS opened.  Wrestling is one of a few sanctioned sports for Junior High athletes.  Other sports have a district championship, but few have competition outside of […]

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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

by Steve Hash. Planning on doing some upgrades to get your home ready to sell? A little research could help you to focus your efforts and may save you money and time. According to Remodeling Magazine, there are four major remodels that bring the most return at sales time. Two of the projects involve the exterior of the home, siding […]

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Mapleton Chorale to Hold Valentine’s Dinner-Dance Fundraiser

Looking for a great Valentine’s activity – right here in town? The Mapleton Chorale will hold a fundraiser dinner/dance on Saturday, February 12, at the Mapleton City Center. Cost is $25 each for dinner and dancing, $10 each for dancing only. There will be a live band and a silent auction as well. All proceeds will go towards funding the […]

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Mike Larsen Appointed Sierra Bonita Principal

by Lana Hiskey, Nebo School District. Michael Larsen was appointed as the new Sierra Bonita Elementary Principal for Nebo School District. Mr. Larsen has served as principal of Rees Elementary for the last seven years. He was employed at Mapleton Elementary where he taught fifth grade for four years and served as school facilitator for two years. Mr. Larsen was […]

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Kim Gerke Appointed MJHS Assistant Principal

by Lana Hiskey, Nebo School District. The Nebo School Board of Education appointed Kim Gerke as the Assistant Principal at Mapleton Junior High for Nebo School District. Mr. Gerke served as counselor for Maple Mountain High School for the past two years. He worked as a counselor at Springville Junior High and Spanish Fork High. Mr. Gerke stated, “I am […]

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Hobble Creek Elementary Holds Fundraiser Talent Show

Hobble Creek Elementary held two talent show fundraisers on Wednesday and Thursday night of this week. Participation was excellent, with nearly 30 acts being performed each night. Individual students performed, as did groups of students and teachers. There was quite a variety of performances, from ballet to burping the ABCs. Acts included piano pieces, poetry, dancing, a contortionist, singing, skits, recitations, […]

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Life, Unedited

by Chris Hash. Recently I’ve been working on a project that involves creating a number of short instructional videos. I’ve been somewhat appalled to find that a 3-5 minute video usually takes about 3 hours to create. That’s because the videos are highly crafted and edited. Before I do a video, I run through the task I’m explaining and plan it […]

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Springville Independent News to begin publication June 9, 2011

The Demise of the Springville Herald

by Chris Hash. On January 26, the Daily Herald announced that it would discontinue publication of the Springville Herald, the Spanish Fork Press, and the Nebo Reporter.  I’m still mourning the loss of the Springville Herald. I know, I know, it probably makes good business sense. And can anyone deny that print newspapers are becoming increasingly obsolete? And yes, as […]

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Mapleton Parents Express Concerns about School Boundary Changes

A group of Mapleton parents is concerned over proposed school boundary changes that would affect Mapleton students. Growth in south Utah County is putting pressure on many Nebo School District schools. As a result, several new schools are being built, which will result in school boundary changes. One such school is Sierra Bonita Elementary, which is located near Maple Mountain […]

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Bag Meal Food Storage

The words “food storage” often conjure up images of food that no one wants to eat (in bulk, no less). Bags of wheat, beans, and [the dreaded] powdered milk may come to mind. But there are as many different approaches to food storage as there are people. A new book offers an approach to food storage that focuses planning meals, […]

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Hobble Creek Elementary to Host Talent Show Fundraiser

Hobble Creek Elementary will host a “Love Your School” talent show fund raiser on Wednesday, Feb 9, and Thursday, Feb 10. The doors will open at 5:00 pm, and the show will begin at 5:30 pm. 100% of the proceeds from this fund raiser will go to purchase projection equipment for classrooms. Hobble Creek Elementary students will be the performers, with […]

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MMHS Ellevés Win Region, Take 3rd at State

by Molly Brenchly, Head Coach. The Maple Mountain High School Ellevés Drill Team placed first in Region Competition on January 27, 2011, and took third place in State Competition on February 4th. The Ellevés’ first-place region finish was their second in a row. They placed 1st in the Military category; 1st in the Dance category, and 2nd in the Kick […]

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Kristen Betts Sworn in as School Board Member

Three Nebo School District residents were recently sworn in as members of the Nebo School Board of Education. Kristen Betts is a new board memberof the board. A Mapleton resident, she won her seat in the Mapleton area that also includes portions of Springville, Covered Bridge, and Spanish Fork. Kristen filled Collin Allan’s seat. After serving for 30 years on […]

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Mapleton Elementary Students Donate Blankets

Mapleton Elementary students recently donated 190 blankets to Primary Children’s Medical center. Many hours of preparation were contributed by Sheri Jensen, PTA members and the Nemelka family, In memory of Anna Nemelka, a Mapleton Student. Anna and her family started this project several years ago during her battle with a tumor. After Anna Passed away, Mapleton wanted to continue the […]

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MJHS December Students of the Month

Mapleton Junior High Academic Student of the Month recognizes those students who have demonstrated excellence in their category.  MJHS January Students of the Month are as follows: Heather Asay, Allison Barrett, Tyler Bennett, Theo Berriel, Benjamin ‘Beau’ Brady, Tia Bray, Connor Burns, Carla Butts, Enrique Cahua, Rachel Christensen, Cayden Chruma, Sadie Conover, Caroline Croghan, Chase Daybell, Katie Gomez, Marinn Graves, […]

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Mapleton Ambulance Seeks Volunteer EMTs

The Mapleton Ambulance is looking for volunteer EMTs for Mon-Thurs shifts from 6am to 6pm. Applications are available in the City Offices.

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