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Sanpeters: Be “Included In”

Samuel Goldwyn was a legendary producer in the movie business. He was born in 1879 — a year after my paternal grandfather. He died a year after my grandpa’s death. Both lived to be 94. Samuel was born in Warsaw, Poland. In 1898, he sailed on a ship from England and got off in Nova Scotia, ...

Senator Ogden?

Get your hands on your wallets! The Utah State Legislature is back in session. The opening day was January 17th with opening ceremonies, oaths of office, adoption of rules, introduction of bills and so on and so forth. I feel like we in Sanpete have good representation in the House of ...

Sanpete: What’s not to like?

Some people tell me that I am too optimistic in my attitude about life here in Sanpete County. They think that I’m unrealistic in how I “beat the drum” all the time about this being a great place to live. Some say I go overboard with it. I suppose that I must plead guilty to those ...

Liven up your winter

The major holiday of the winter season is now past. We can now relax in that period of the year where the pressure is off a little bit in some critical areas. For example, we don’t have to stew now about what to give people for Christmas. All we have to do now is figure out how to pay for ...

Serendipity vs. Sanpetipity

Serendipity is a word that I like. I think most people like it, once they learn how to say it and learn what it means. It really is fun to say. Try it. Read this out loud: Serendipity, serendipity, serendipity! I also like to say serendipitous, which would be the adjective form of the ...

Merry Christmas – Yes, Christmas!

“I’ll wish you a Merry Christmas, — if you don’t mind.” That’s how Charles Osgood finished a television broadcast on CBS News "Sunday Morning" some years ago. Osgood was the host of the show prior to the current host Jane Pauley. (Osgood is now 89 years old) In my opinion, Pauley, ...