Archives for April 2018

 

Kayden Gentry

Alaska Anchorage mission

Homecoming

Apr. 26, 2018

 

Kayden M. Gentry will be returning home on April 20 from honorably serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Kayden has enjoyed serving the people of the Alaska Anchorage Mission from April 2016 to April 2018.  Kayden will report on his mission on Sunday, April 29,  2018 in the Ephraim 6th Ward,  450 North 200 West at 9 a.m.

Kayden is the son of Kimberlee Green of Ephraim, Utah and the late Michael B. Gentry of Richfield, Utah.
Kayden is also the grandson of Sherryl C. Pfoutz of St. George, Utah and  the late Mack and Rhea Gentry of Richfield, Utah.

 

Birch~Cox

Apr. 26, 2018

 

Troy and Lori Birch of Ephraim are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter McKenna Joan Birch to her sweetheart Ryan Osral Cox, son of Creig and Trudy Cox of Orangeville, in the Manti Temple.

A reception will be held in their honor on April 27, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Ephraim LDS Church 450 N. 200 W. Ephraim UT.

The bride is a graduate of North Sanpete High School.  She served an LDS mission to the Dominican Republic and is currently a student at Snow College.  She is the granddaughter of Jack and Joan McAllister of Mt. Pleasant and Jesse and the late Pauline Birch of Ephraim.

The Groom is a graduate of Emery High School.  He served an LDS mission in Jamaica.  He is also currently a student at Snow College.  He is the grandson of Linda and the late Osral Allred of Spring City and Merrill and Doris Cox of Manti.

If by some oversight you did not receive an invitation, please consider this as one.

 

Ray G. Sorensen

Turning 92 on May 2

 

Rey G. Sorensen is turning 92 on Wednesday, May 2. He was born in 1926, and has mostly lived in Manti his whole life. He married Ardella Feb. 20, 1950, and they have seven children: Connie, Wayne, Sandra, Clifford, Jerry, Kenny and Kathy and lots of grandkids.

            All his neighbors and friends who would like to wish him well, come to 204 W. 100 S. on May 2 from noon to 2 p.m. No gifts please, just your presence.

 

Alden Que Simons

Apr. 26, 2018

 

Alden Que Simons passed away peacefully, at home in Manti on April 20, 2018 after suffering five years from a debilitating stroke. He was born on June 28, 1930 in Mount Pleasant. He is the son of Alden Levi Simons and Fontella White.

Que attended his school days in Mount Pleasant. He joined 145th field Artillery National Guard and was deployed to the Korean War in 1950. Que received the rank of corporal. While in Korea he received a commendation ribbon for his excellent service for skillfully maneuvering his cumbersome vehicle and 155mm gun over almost eighty miles of rough and narrow roads. When he was discharged from the National Guard, he worked at Hill Airbase. Later, he returned to Mt. Pleasant where he found his passion for farming and ranching.

On January 21, 1954 he married, Olive Pauline Shomaker in the Manti, Utah Temple. They have been married for 64 years. They moved to Indianola, Utah where he was employed on a cattle and sheep ranch for five years. Afterwards, Que purchased a farm three miles south of Manti, where the Simons family lived for five years. He had a dairy and raised cattle and sheep. They later bought a house in Manti, where he resided the rest of his life. Que enjoyed farming and hard work. He cleared a large amount of land of rocks and brush, where he eventually raised crops. He also worked for construction companies during his off seasons from farming.

Que will always be remembered as a hard worker who enjoyed sharing his very entertaining stories that brought laughter among all of his listeners.

He enjoyed his service as a faithful member of LDS Church, especially in reaching out in his home teaching assignments.

He survived by his wife, Pauline; children: Allen, Kristine, David, Steven, all of Manti; Paula Hansen, Boise, ID; and Terry, Centerfield; brother, Boyce (Diann) Simons, Springville; sisters: Gayle Strong, Shanna Wakefield, Orem; and Ada Lake, Grantsville. He had 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents, 3 brothers, 4 sisters; grandson, Brady Simons also awaits him.

The moments he spent with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the center of his world. The Simons family would like to thank all care givers who provided excellent care and service to Que for many years.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at noon in the Manti Tabernacle, 90 S Main. Friends may call for viewings at the Tabernacle Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Manti Cemetery with military honors. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.

 

Carol Eileen Patterson

Apr. 26, 2018

 

Carol Eileen Patterson, 74, of Midland, Texas passed away April 19, 2018 in Mount Pleasant, Utah at her daughter’s home.

She was born January 9, 1944 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Dorcas Eileen Penfield. She was later adopted by her step-father, Harry Ralph Pittsinger Jr.

She lived in many places growing up including Hawaii, Italy, Utah and Texas. She graduated from Odessa College with an associate’s degree.  She married Kenneth Wayne Fletcher on Feb. 15, 1968 in the Honolulu Airport.  They had 5 children: Coby (Isabell) Fletcher, Escanaba, MI; Diana (Bobby) Roach, Midland, Texas; Tamara Cardwell, San Antonio, Texas; Rebecca (Dirk) Anderson, Mt. Pleasant, Utah; Rachel (Dylan) Lowry, Paradise, Texas.

They were later divorced and she married Charles Patterson in Midland, Texas in 1991. He later passed away on October 2, 1994. Carol loved gardening and especially killing the weeds. She spent many hours in her flower and vegetable gardens. Carol spent most of her time doing her favorite thing: traveling to visit her children and grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful cook. Carol made sure everyone had a full fridge and the recipes to go with it.

 She is survived by her children; 17 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; siblings, Diane Stratford, Salt Lake City, Utah; Jeff (Sheron) Pittsinger, Arnold, MO; Joel (Tony Cervantes) Pittsinger, Salt Lake City, Utah; step-mother, Twyla Pittsinger, Manti, Utah.  Preceded in death by her step-father; husband Charles Patterson; mother, Dorcas Eileen Pittsinger; and son-in-law, David Cardwell.

A viewing will be held Sunday April 22, 2018 at Rasmussen Mortuary (96 N. 100 W.) in Mount Pleasant, Utah from 6 to 7:30 pm and a graveside service will be held May 28, 2018 in Midland, Texas at Sunset Memorial Gardens (6801 E Business 20, Odessa, Texas).  Online condolences can be shared at rasmussenmortuary.com.

Manti drama students collectively earned enough points at the state drama competition to take first place.

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South Sanpete school board impressed

with student leadership in Manti

 

By Lloyd Call

Associate publisher

Apr. 26, 2018

 

MANTI—The South Sanpete School District got a real treat at their monthly board meeting last Wednesday when two smartly-dressed students—a second and fifth grader—conducted a tour of Manti Elementary.

Kenlee Carlisle, second grade, and Kyan Mickelson, fifth grade, showed off artwork on walls, the Sweet Victories Board, the Greatest Leaders Board, the Lighthouse team and explained school programs, as well as achieving their own leadership goals. “I wasn’t this sharp when I was in elementary school, Board President Kim Pickett quipped. “I was lucky if I could tie my shoes at that age.”

Principal Karen Soper was beaming after the tour. “Students know what they know and they are empowered,” she said.

Manti Elementary is recognized as a “Leader in Me” school. Students are taught leadership and life skills based on “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”

District Superintendent Kent Larsen said, “schools that build strong cultures over a few years also show an increase in test results, by as much as 20 percent.”

Paul Gottfredson, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, told the board that the bid deadline had to be extended for the district’s summer projects because only one company had submitted a bid. “It’s a catch-22,” he said, “when the economy is great, like it is now, companies are committed to lots of other projects, and it’s hard to find competition. When the economy is bad, we had lots of contractors hungry for work, so we got lots of bids.”

Board members then shared what they had learned at the recent National School Board Association, held recently in San Antonio, Texas. Gary Olson commented on classes that examined charter vs. public schools. In Arizona, for example, about 35 percent of students attend charter schools. Surveys asked teachers and parents why they sent their children to charter schools. The survey said teachers felt more appreciated, and likewise, parents felt better treated in charter schools.

“We do have our work cut out for us,” board member Olson said. “I believe we do a very good job in our communities, but there are always ways we can improve.”

Board member Mark Olson attended lectures on different kinds of schools. “Our district doors and principals’ doors are open all the time,” he said. He also wondered if trade classes offered in one school could be extended to students from another school. “What if we had a Manti High student who wanted to attend a trade class being taught in Gunnison?” he asked.

District Superintendent Kent Larsen talked about personalized learning, as well as school security. “We feel good about keeping up with law enforcement officers locally,” he said, “but the FBI wants to conduct a training exercise sometime after school is out to fine-tune our cooperation with law enforcement.” He also said he had talked to Gov. Gary Herbert, who likes what we are doing in our rural schools, and wants to continue follow-up meetings on school security.

Board member David Warren learned about student mental health issues. “In school incidents, such as the Florida shootings, it is obvious that when students have mental health problems, it can expand far beyond themselves,” he said. “Most students with mental health problems just want to belong, and knowing that is a root cause can give us concrete things to address.”

Board member Grant Stevens discussed legal liabilities that schools face, such as “do we have a have a trans-gender policy?” Larsen said the district did have a policy, but had not yet faced that issue, although, he said, “Undoubtedly we will face it one day.”

Mark Anderson, who is the CTE coordinator for several school districts, discussed how career pathways are being refined for students who want to focus on a career early enough in schooling to take relevant classes in high school, as well as college. Utah’s “Talent Ready Effort” aims to help high-school students select pathways they are interested in and then coordinate efforts with higher education.

“For example, Snow instructors in one field really don’t know who their counterparts are in high schools; and vice-versa, high school teachers don’t usually connect with secondary teachers. If they connected better, high school teachers could better prepare students for related college courses,” he said.

Finally, the last goal is to engage community and industry partnerships to make sure pathways are relevant. “If a student can come out of education with certifications in certain fields, that should make them more attractive to industry and business needs,” he said.

Local High Schools elect

student body officers

 

Apr. 26, 2018

 

At North Sanpete High School, the newly elected student body officers are (L-R) Activity Agent Brock Justesen, Secretary Linzy Flinders, Vice President Kaleb Cox and President Chance Clawson. Those who decided to run were narrowed down to two finalists per position and then students voted again to decide the winners. Ezra Hainsworth, former student body president and currently Dixie State student body president, spoke to the students at an election-day assembly.

At Gunnison Valley High School, new student body officers are (front, L-R) Activity Director McKenna Taylor, Publicity Manager Tiandra Taylor, Web Master Teersa Payne, (back) Vice President Jared Chivers, Secretary Meg Childs, President Ruth Lyons and Historian Thomas Yardly.
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At Manti High School, the new student body officers are (L-R) President Karli Arnoldsen, Vice President Marcus Adams, Service V.P. Sara Neilson and Public Relations Danielle Hatch.

Inside our Schools Apr. 26, 2018

 

Compiled by Linda Petersen

Apr. 26, 2018

 

North Sanpete Middle

On the evening of Friday, April 20, the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America held a movie night as a fundraiser. For $2, students and community members could enjoy the classic John Wayne movie “McLintock!” Tonight at 6 p.m. is the choir concert at the school.

On Friday, April 20, seventh- and eighth-grade Family and Consumer Sciences Exploration students enjoyed a fieldtrip to Thanksgiving Point where they learned about careers in food science, veterinary medicine and museum exhibit creation.

On Friday, April 20, Christian Sanchez, a senior GEAR UP student, met with Leadership in Action students to talk about high school transition and success.

North Sanpete High School

This week is Student Appreciation Week at the school. Monday was Hat Day/Colored Hair Day, and students got to enjoy activities at lunch. On Tuesday they wore their pjs for Pajama Day, and many of them participated in dodgeball tournaments during flex time. Yesterday more dodgeball games occurred during flex time along with a school cake walk and
an afternoon assembly. Today is Throwback Thursday where students can wear clothes from past eras. More dodgeball will take place, and lunchtime is 15 minutes longer than usual. Tomorrow is Fashion Disaster for clothing, and French Toast Friday follows with a dodgeball championship at the morning assembly and an extended lunch again.

Sophomore Cheyenne Ballard has been accepted to a Harvard Medical School summer camp this summer.

At the BYU French Foreign Language Fair, Mayzie Talbot placed first, and Juliette Jordan was runner up in Poetry Level 1

 

On Wednesday, April 18, students from Justin Morley’s cyber corp and entrepreneur classes teamed up with GEAR UP for a visit to Adobe. While there, students were able to learn more about computer technology, business and marketing.

 

 

 

 

Manti Elementary School

On Friday, April 20, for National Teach Children to Save Day, Zions Bank’s Manti Financial Center Manager David Warren visited Manti Elementary School’s fifthgrade students and taught them about needs versus wants, budgeting and ways to cut spending.

 

Mt. Pleasant Elementary

On Friday, April 20, the PTA sponsored Parents and Pastries where parents came and read to their students and enjoyed some breakfast pastries together before school.

 

Gunnison Valley High School

The school recently won a $500 educational grant in the Spring 2018 Create Real Impact awards for being one of the schools with the largest number of entries in the contest for creative efforts to address the dangers of distracted driving aimed at teenagers.

 

Wasatch Academy

At the University of Utah Model United Nations competition, Enrique Roces and Lavi Tuineau received the top award, Distinguished Superior Delegates in Security Council. William Wang receiving a Superior Delegate award in Economic and Financial Committee, and Emanuel Flores receiving an Excellent Delegate award in General Assembly Plenary. There were more than 500 delegates from schools across Utah at the competition.

 

Manti High School

Students enjoyed 15 different groups/performers at a talent show assembly on Wednesday, April 18.

Senior Kjerstin Birch received the Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association scholarship last week at the association’s annual conference.

Snow flutists receive accolades

 

Apr. 26, 2018

 

EPHRAIM—Flutists at Snow College have accomplished much and received significant honors.

Jamie Baker Sommercorn and McKenzie Howell, both seniors, have performed their senior recitals and auditioned for master’s degree programs.

Five flute students at Snow College were recently honored (L-R): Anna Clawson, Jamie Baker Sommercorn, McKenzie Howell and Jennifer Richards.

On the Wind Symphony’s recent concert tour to California, they were each chosen to be a soloist.

Sommercorn is the section leader in Snow Orchestra, was chosen to be solo flutist last summer for the Nauvoo Band in Nauvoo, Ill. The Utah Flute Association chose her as first place winner and performer in the college soloist competition.

Howell was chosen to be a performer in Paris, France, for the Da Capo Alliance Flute Master Class two years ago and studied with some of the top flutists.

Anna Clawson, a junior, has won a scholarship this year to go to Paris and participate in the same master class this summer. She also plays with Snow’s Orchestra and Wind Symphony.

Jennifer Richards, a junior, also plays in the Wind Symphony and participated in the Utah Flute Association College Performance, winning first place for her solo.

Amanda Kjar, a sophomore, placed third for her solo in the Utah Flute Association competition. She plays with the Symphonic Band at Snow College.

Amanda Kjar

Elaine Jorgensen, a teacher of these flutists, said, “It takes great thought, knowledge of the styles, practice and performing experience to accomplish what these students have done.”

Kjar is a student of new adjunct teacher, Amy Leiniger.

Jorgensen said a gentleman conversing with some of the student musicians was surprised to learn the students practice five to six hours a day when getting ready to perform.

He then said, “Wow, you must really like it.”

“We do,” said the students, “Giving a great performance is terrific!”

Scott Larson, Rep. Raymond Ward, Ward’s daughter Lucy and Jeffery Putnam enjoy a preshow reception at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City. Afterward they attended “Hamilton,” a musical.

 

Two Sanpete students win drawing,

get free tickets to ‘Hamilton’ play

 

By Linda Petersen

Staff writer

Apr. 26, 2018

 

MT. PLEASANT—Two North Sanpete High School students recently became the envy of many of their family and friends.

Jeffery Putnam and Scott Larson won tickets to one of the performances for the highly acclaimed and sold-out Broadway musical “Hamilton,” which is currently playing at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City.

After each writing a letter to an elected official and submitting it through an online portal, Jeff and Scott were chosen in a random drawing.

In his letter, Jeff proposed a solution to bullying, while Scott expressed his opinion that some school classes are unnecessary and suggested that classes which teach about the court system or how to handle personal finances would be more relevant.

From close to 700 entries, two students from each legislative district (both House and Senate) were chosen and, where possible, attended with their legislator.

In Jeff and Scott’s case, scheduling conflicts led to them being unable to attend with Rep. Derrin Owens. Instead, they were accompanied by Rep. Raymond Ward of Bountiful.

Scott, a junior at age 16, had actually forgotten he had entered the contest when his mom found out he had won.
Scott said he was surprised by the hip hop music the play is set to.

“I think it was smart that they did it in hip hop to try and bring in my current generation to the arts,” he said.

Scott said he has never been to a Broadway play or anything like it but would like to go to others if given the chance.

Jeff, age 15 and a sophomore, on the other hand, is a big fan of Broadway musicals.

Prior to attending the performance, he had heard about “Hamilton” from friends and had educated himself about the production, even downloading YouTube videos of people lip-synching numbers from the show.

“I love the show,” he said. “I’ve been obsessed with ‘Hamilton’ since about when school started.”

Jeff said the show lived up to his expectations and that meeting the cast was amazing.

The State Legislature paid for the students’ tickets with part of a $350,000 appropriation lawmakers approved for Alexander Hamilton-related education. Elected officials paid face value for their own tickets.

“The primary goal of this contest was to encourage civic engagement, which is why it was a random drawing,” Josh Loftin, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts representative, said. “That underscored the message that the most important step for driving change is getting involved, in this case, doing as Alexander Hamilton did and writing.”

The contest was part of the New Nation Project, a series of events presented by the state of Utah to celebrate the founding era of America.

There is currently a library display on Alexander Hamilton and the founding era at the Mt. Pleasant Library and an art exhibition at the Utah State Capitol (https://newnationproject. utah.gov/whotellsyourstory)

North Sanpete’s Luis Cruz, #38, controls possession against Richfield last Thursday April 19.

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North Sanpete’s Cesar Lemus goes up to bat for the Hawks against Emery last Friday.

 

Bulldogs ranked near top;

Manti loses; Hawks split

 

By James Tilson

Staff writer

Apr. 26, 2018

 

MT PLEASANT—Area baseball teams are preparing for the final week of the season, leading up to the playoffs.

Manti

Templars had a tough week, going 0-3, losing against Summit Academy and losing a double-header against Grand County.

Against Summit, the Templars and the Bears traded the lead back and forth all game until the bottom of the sixth, when Summit took the lead for good, to win 12-13. In the double-header against Grand, the Templars could not get going offensively, scoring only 2 runs in both games combined, losing 1-8 and 1-3.

At time of press, Manti was 2-7 in region play, and in danger of not making North Sanpete’s Cesar Lemus goes up to bat for the Hawks against Emery last Friday. the playoffs. With three region games left, versus region-leading South Sevier and a double-header against San Juan, the Templars need to focus in order to make the post season.

North Sanpete

The Hawks split their season series with Emery last week, winning the away game 3-2, and losing the home game 6-4.

With the end of the season looming, and only one region game left, North Sanpete is assured of making the playoffs, albeit with a lower seed. Sitting at 4-7 in the region, and in fifth place, the Hawks will likely travel to their first playoff game next week.

Gunnison

The Bulldogs played two non-region games last week, before finishing up the regular season this week. It did not seem to make much difference, as the Bulldogs continued to dominate their opposition, beating Monticello 12-2 and Juab 9-3.

Currently 7-1 in the region behind first place North Sevier (10-1), the Bulldogs have three region games left to try to catch the Wolves. With games against Layton Christian and Rowland Hall, the Bulldogs are certain to have a high seed for the playoffs.

They will be looking to make it back to the state finals and maybe get another shot at North Sevier along the way.

Manti’s Kiana Pogroszewski winds up to strike out a Grand County batter during Manti’s 5-4, 6-4 double-header road victories in Moab on April 20.

 

Softball teams ending season

play, readying for playoffs

 

By James Tilson

Staff writer

Apr. 26, 2018

 

MANTI—Area softball teams are wrapping up their regular season and ramping up preparations for the playoffs next week. All three Sanpete County teams are on track to get into the playoffs, with North Sanpete and Gunnison both holding down first place in their respective regions, while Manti is staging a late season push to catch up.

Manti

A successful road trip to Moab, winning two games in a double-header against Grand County, has pushed the Lady Templars into third place in Region 15 at 6-4. With a game against second place South Sevier and two against San Juan left in the regular season, Manti has an opportunity to improve its seeding in the upcoming playoffs.

Manti Coach Susan Hatch points to the team’s improved focus in making a difference recently. “The team is trying to focus on staying consistent offensively, and making each at bat count. We are seeing less strike outs each game.”

Without the overwhelming offense possessed by North Sanpete and Gunnison, Manti must rely on defense and pitching. “Our defense has been strong, and our pitching has improved,” she said.

North Sanpete

The Lady Hawks only had one game last week, but they pummeled Emery 15-2. North Sanpete has dominating offensively all year, and Coach Landon Bailey credits his talented hitters for that. “We have some very talented girls who work very hard, and it is really showing. We focus on swinging at good pitches and trying to hit the ball up the middle. I knew we would have a tough hitting team coming into the year, but our entire lineup, top to bottom, has done really well and it makes up a tough team to pitch to.”

With two region games left (at time of press) left in the regular season, the Lady Hawks almost have the regular season title wrapped up. “If we are able to win region, we would get to host the first round of the playoff. That would be a big deal for us, and we really hope we can do that, but we still have some work to do.”

Gunnison Valley

Last week, the Lady Bulldogs went 2-0 to maintain their perfect region season, with big wins over Parowan, 17-0, and Rockwell, 18-0. Sitting at 6-0 in Region 2A Central, and with only two games left, Gunnison is looking ahead to the playoffs and another run at the state title.

Coach Tyson Brackett credits the all-around good effort of his team for its success. “Our defense and pitching have been solid the last few weeks,” he said. “Our hitting has come around, and we are seeing the ball better and hitting more line-drives. I told my team a few weeks ago if they can put runs on the board every inning, it will put more pressure on the other team and they have done just that.”

Looking ahead, Coach Brackett sees some good teams ahead of the Lady Bulldogs in the playoffs. “I feel good about the playoffs,” he said. “We should be able to host our first round game at home. Millard has a pretty solid team, along with Enterprise and Beaver. You never want to overlook any team. Our team is only focused about the next game. I don’t hear them talking about other teams, just the teams we are facing next.”

Fountain Green hoping for grants,

but funding still in planning stages

 

By Chris Funnell

Staff writer

Apr. 26, 2018

 

FOUNTAIN GREEN — Fountain Green City officials are exploring funding options for building a new city hall combined with a new fire station.

The city had hoped to partially fund the project with a Community Development Bloc Grant (CDBG). But the city’s application for the grant was not approved. In part, that was because the city didn’t have details of its proposal nailed down, Mayor Willard Wood said.

The city doesn’t know yet how much a new building will cost or where it will be located. “That’s the problem,” the mayor said. “We don’t have any concrete costs.”

A couple of sites are being considered. But without the grant money, the city is not in a position to buy land for a city hall.

City Recorder Michelle Walker said, “They are basically back to square one” in their goal to build a new facility.

 The city council plans to discuss the city hall project at its meeting on Thursday, April 26 and ultimately to revise and resubmit its CDBG application.

The city hall is now located in a one-time school building at 260 W. 100 North, which is getting old and dilapidated, Wood said. The fire station is in a separate building on Main Street.

A city clean-up day will be held on May 5, followed by a pot luck dinner at City Park.

Grant awarded for portion of

Spring City Veterans Memorial

 

Apr. 26, 2018

 

SPRING CITY—Funds to build the Spring City Veterans Memorial have been coming in, and much more help and funds are needed to establish the memorial by Veterans Day this year.

The Spring City Veterans Memorial Association (a nonprofit Spring City citizen organization) received a grant of $14,000 from the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area to help with the construction of the memorial.

This is a matching grant, which means it requires matching cash donations of $14,000 to take full advantage of the grant.

The association’s press release states: “To date, over $7,500 has been donated that can be used for the matching portion of the grant. An additional $6,500 will allow us to purchase the engraved monument.”

The press release adds, “Additional cash and in-kind donations will be required to finish the installation, flags, lighting and landscaping of the memorial. In total, nearly $40,000 will be required to complete the memorial.”

The association announced plans in January of this year to establish a veterans monument and memorial in Spring City, and the association’s goal is to dedicate the memorial no later than Veterans Day of this year.

The memorial will be located at 100 E. Center Street near the historic Spring City school, which is now serving as the city offices.  The purpose of the memorial and granite monument is to honor the brave men and women of Spring City who have served in the armed forces of the Territory of Utah and the United States of America.

This “heritage of love of country and state by those who served the cause of peace and freedom” for more than 170 years includes the service of more than 500 individuals who have been identified, beginning with the Mormon Battalion in 1847, states the press release.

Donations are being accepted by check (P.O. Box 120 in Spring City), at Utah Heritage Credit Union and online at https://www.gofundme.com/ spring-city-veterans-memorial.

Fundraising activities will also be held on Spring City Heritage Days over the Memorial Day weekend and during the 24th of July (Pioneer Day) celebration. A fundraising flyer will be sent to residents of Spring City as well as to area businesses that citizens of Spring City support.

The press release continues: “We are encouraged by the generosity of individuals and organizations who are aware of our effort to recognize this important part of our heritage.”

It adds, “We appeal to freedom-loving people everywhere to help with this memorial. We especially encourage Spring City residents, past and present, to donate to this worthwhile effort to recognize and honor the heritage and service of Spring City veterans.”

More information is at the Facebook page of the Spring City Veterans Memorial Association.