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Bessey descendants to be honored at 33rd Annual “Settlement of Sanpete”

Anthony Wayne and Susan Matilda Lane Bessey and their descendants will be honored at the 33rd Annual Commemoration of the “Settlement of Sanpete,” Saturday, September 25, 2021. This event, held at Manti, Sanpete County’s first settlement, is sponsored by the Manti Camp of the Daughters of ...

Carma NaDean Mikkelson Jensen

1935 - 2021 Carma NaDean Mikkelson Jensen, 86 passed away peacefully September 1, 2021 with her children by her side at Laurel Groves Assisted Living in Nephi, Utah. She was born in Fountain Green, Utah to Nekolie Christian and Mary Luella Holman Mikkelson on January 17, 1935. She was the ...

A COVID-19 ‘Staycation’

If you read last week’s installment of “Inside Sanpete,” you learned about my diagnosis with COVID-19. I did have a couple of miserable days, but my isolation time is done. I seem no worse for the wear at this point. My wife, by Utah Health Department direction, had to quarantine with me. ...

Utahns Against Hunger visits Sanpete County

What are the barriers facing people needing food assistance in Sanpete County? Language barriers, logistics, Food Pantry hours and social stigma have been identified as major roadblocks in food distribution. This year funding and storage are also concerns for the Sanpete Pantry, the county’s ...

Manti-La Sal draft land management plan available for public comment

PRICE — The Manti-La Sal National Forest is continuing the forest plan revision process by publishing the draft land management plan for public review and comment on August 25, 2021. “We want to invite the public to review the current draft products and maps to help the forest identify key ...

Inside Sanpete: I Licked a Bar of Soap

I had several ideas for the title of this column. Here are some of the title ideas which were runners-up: a) Bullet-Proof, Maybe Not, b) It Won’t Happen to Me, c) Vaccination Schmackshanation, d) Class Reunion, Bike Race, Church Meeting: Will the Real Culprit Please Stand Up? e) Isolation — ...

Justin Shirley named new DWR Director

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Department of Natural Resources Director Brian Steed named Justin (“J”) Shirley as the new director for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, effective Saturday, Aug. 21. A resident of Stockton, Tooele County, Shirley graduated from the Police Corps program in ...

Join The Club!

There’s an expression that many of us use when someone complains about something. We want them to know that we understand and sympathize. Or maybe, we just want them to quit whining about something that all of us experience.Here’s an example of what someone might say to me and then my use ...