Manti, UT

History of the Manti Utah Temple

Standing on the southeast corner of the Manti Utah Temple site, Brigham Young told Warren S. Snow, “Here is the spot where the Prophet Moroni stood and dedicated this piece of land for a temple site, and that is the reason why the location is made here, and we can’t move it from this spot.”
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Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.
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Scot Sorensen

Scot Sorensen, 59, of Spring City, UT saddled up and took his final ride into the sunset surrounded by his family on August 8, 2022. Scot was preceded in heaven by his father Keith, and brothers Elliot and Alan. He is survived by his mother Lovina, sisters Neira (Mike Gill) and Tina (Jim Langston), and brother Rick (Jaylynn Yazzie). His legacy lives on in the love of his life, Jennifer Sorensen, and their children and grandchildren; Scott & Sheena Tidwell (Chelsea & Elgen), Shelly McPherson (Jordyn), Spencer & Shanae McPherson (Seth), Shelby McPherson (Izen), Scot & Courtney Sorensen (Eli & Cole), and Nate Edwards & Hannah Sorensen (Bridger).

Miss Sanpete County results

Gracy Christenson of Gunnison was named Miss Sanpete County on Saturday at the Eccles Performing Arts Center in Ephraim. Her first attendant is Anna Johnson of Ephraim, and second attendant is Cari Jo Carmody of Manti. Cali Alder of Ephraim also won the Academic Scholarship and the Heart of Gold Service award. Leticia Rodriguez of Gunnison won the Fundraiser Award.

After two early goals from Manti, Lady Dinos soccer falls in season opener

The Carbon Lady Dino soccer club got things going Thursday in Price when they welcomed in the Manti Templars. Manti found the back of the net twice in the first half and the Dinos couldn’t keep the pace as the Templars handed Carbon a loss 3-1 in the season opener in front of the hometown crowd.

Constance Mae Everitt Jones

Constance Mae Everitt Jones, age 91, died peacefully Aug. 5, 2022, at her residence in Tooele, Utah, surrounded by a loving family. She was born Dec. 24, 1930, in Moroni, Utah, to James Alma and Elizabeth Everitt. She grew up in Moroni and graduated from Moroni High School. She worked for a number of years at the Norbest turkey plant and later working in Manti, Utah, at a sewing manufacturing plant.

Fairview Demolition Derby crashes the party

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Miss Sanpete to be held Saturday

Seven candidates will compete for the crown of Miss Sanpete County on Saturday. The event will be hosted at the Eccles Performing Arts Center in Ephraim at 7 p.m. Candidates include Madison Worthington of Ephraim, Anna Johnson of Ephraim, Gracy Christenson of Gunnison, Cari Jo Carmody of Manti, Karlie Strickland of Ephraim, and Leticia Rodriguez of Gunnison.

Stolen and killed livestock reports on the rise in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Agriculture said it has seen an alarming increase in the number of reported missing and killed livestock over the last few years. So far this year, the UDAF has investigated 77 reports of missing cattle, five reports of missing horses and mules, and one sheep. Seven of those animals were recovered.
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Little Miss Sanpete County set for Friday, Aug. 5

The Little Miss Sanpete County competition will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 300 E. Center, Ephraim. The Little Miss Sanpete County competition includes three age categories for little girls: ages 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12. They compete in Interview, Outfit of Choice, Talent, Formal Wear and On-Stage Question.

Gary Donald Faatz

Gary Donald Faatz was born in Mayfield, Utah on July 22, 1941, the son of Donald Carl Faatz and Barbara Devoda Voorhees. He married Oneita Sue Madsen Friday, July 13th 1963. He spent much of his professional life working for Ford Motor Company, and through this association, he was able to work in several areas of the country, including Michigan, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico. Gary loved the outdoors and fostered this love in his children. The family often rode motorcycles, camped, and hiked. He was also a connoisseur of music and loved many genres including classical, rock, and particularly Jazz. As a young man, he played in a Jazz Quartet and was in the band that played at Oneita’s prom. They did not meet then. Instead, they were set up by Gary’s sister and navigated dating with the help of Gary’s enthusiastic family. He was a poet and an avid book collector, inspired by his passion for nature and the perfect word. He is survived by Oneita, his children: Erick D. (Alisa), Aaron G., Andrea (Daniel) Macfarlane, Christian (Jill) and Laura, as well as seven grandchildren.

Miss Sanpete County, Miss Teen Sanpete Competition Saturday, Aug. 6

The Miss Sanpete County Board has announced its upcoming competition at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 300 E. Center, Ephraim. Tickets will be available at the door, which will open at 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 11. Adult tickets will receive one program; additional programs will be available for $3 each.

June Ann Morgan

We are sad to announce the passing of our dear mother June Ann Morgan (nee Larsen) on Sunday July 24th 2022. She is survived by her husband of 63 years Richard Morgan and her 8 children, Cindy, Terri, Leanne, Richard, James, Jodi, David, and Amanda, 24 grandchildren, and too many to name great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Kathy Wiggs, and brothers Gene and Robert Larsen. Born on June 8, 1940 in Monrovia California to Keith and Nadine Larsen, June was a talented dancer and choreographer in her youth, a successful entrepreneur, and beautiful creator of all things domestic. June has devoted her life to the love and support of her family, children, and lifelong friends. As the proud descendant of the early LDS pioneers who settled the Sanpete Valley, she embraced her heritage and not only lived devoutly as a supreme example for all to follow, but also pursued her dream of returning her family to their ancestral home. She finally achieved that goal and has been enjoying her life here for over a decade, with her family all around her.

Louise Swensen Pierce

Louise Swensen Pierce was born April 29, 1941 in Moroni, Utah to James and Reva Swensen. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 21, 2022 in St. George, Utah at 81 years old. Louise married the love of her life, Garry Pierce, on May 23, 2003...

Dean Farrell Hansen

Beloved son, father, brother, and husband Dean Farrell Hansen 76 died Jul 26, 2022 at his home in Fountain Green, Ut. He is the son of Don and Dorothy Johansen Hansen born April 23, 1946. He fought a valiant fight against MS. He has had a life of hardwork and service to others.

$20,000 reward for information on Utah livestock killings

SALT LAKE CITY — Juab County sheriff’s deputies launched an investigation into three incidents of suspicious livestock killings. All three incidents happened in the Levan and Mills area. A reward poster said $20,000 is possible for tips that lead to “an arrest and conviction of any person involved...