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Perseverance, customer loyalty keep local businesses around for decades

Amid a historically difficult period for businesses, at least two local establishments have been quietly celebrating about half a century of sales in Utah Valley. Pioneer Book celebrated 40 years of business last year, and McGee’s Stamp & Trophy celebrates 55 this fall. (A sign thanking customers for the first 50 is on State Street in Orem.) Both businesses gave the Herald an inside look at their success. When asked the secret of their success, Scott Glenn, partner at Pioneer Book, said, “Our customers.” The customer base was first built in a small shop on Center Street ...




Courtney Lynn Wall

Courtney Lynn Wall, 40, passed away on October 13, 2021 in Payson, Utah. For service details, and an obituary, visit www.legacyfunerals.com


Miss Manners: Should I pretend I never saw this insulting email?

DEAR MISS MANNERS: A friend forwarded to me, I believe in error, an email message written by a mutual acquaintance that was rather disparaging towards me personally. I suppose this is the electronic equivalent of accidentally overhearing a conversation. What would be the appropriate response? ...



Horoscopes for Thursday, Oct. 7

Happy Birthday: Set high goals, and stretch your imagination to include things you have only dreamed about doing. You will find a way to far exceed your expectations. Plunge into the unknown, gather information and pour your energy into doing the extraordinary and mastering skills that will ...