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Elk Ridge community provides financial, emotional support to family of teen killed in garage explosion

With 233 donations as of Monday night, nearly $14,000 has been raised for the Cheney family of Elk Ridge, who lost their 19-year-old son in an explosion at their home last Friday. The son, identified as Eric Ammon Cheney, was outside when the explosion happened inside the family's garage. When police arrived, he was found to be deceased. A GoFundMe account was started by Tatum Buckles, a friend of the family, to help cover funeral expenses and repairs to the home. Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff's Office said when first responders arrived on scene, they did not know ...


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LaRille Johnson Madsen Bushman

LaRille Johnson Madsen Bushman, 84, passed away on September 23, 2023 in Lehi, Utah. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Utah Valley Mortuary of Lindon, Utah. utahvalleyfuneral.com

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Sanpete County

Drive-in movies

It’s not too often that I go to the same movie twice in the movie theater in this day and age. I did that more often years ago before the advent of movies being released on VHS tapes and on DVD, and, of course, now on streaming services. I have a friend who I believe saw the movie “Jaws” ...

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Garvey: Buy my book, but read ‘Candide’ first

A collection of my columns, titled "Everything Is Going To Be OK (Until It's Not)," has recently been released in book form, but I'm re-reading "Candide." And while I hope everyone buys my book, I recommend first reading Voltaire's, which is also pretty good. I mean, first of all, it'll ...

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