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  • 2017 Year in Review continued


Lack of state court funding hurting the county jail budget.

Forest Service releases Final Records of Decision for TransWest and Energy Gateway South projects.

Camron Ostler was killed in ATV accident in Nephi.

Jared Eldridge appointed as new 4th District Court judge, resigns as Juab County Attorney.

Passings: Jack Bosh, Dianna Stephenson, Lee Newton, Bruce Wilson, Darlene Fowkes, Camron Ostler, Jeannie Bader.

Weddings: Shyann Greenhalgh and Travis Beck, Brandon Aagard and Harlee Monroe, Shalice Butterfield and Joseph Peterson, Judy Diamse and Bart Glover, Austin Black and Mariah Aagard.

Missionaries: Trevin Dansie called to Philadelphia Pennsylvania Mission; devin Anderson called to Chile Santiago South Mission; Nick Cannell called to Bismarck North Dakota Mission.


Nephi City approves zone change for Red Cliffs Subdivision and Economy Floors.

Search for fugitive Michael Dees put Nephi City on lockdown.

Randy and Suzanne McKnight selected as Grand Marshals for Mammoth Parade.

Seth L. and Arlene McPherson selected as Grand Marshals for Western Heritage Parade.

Jozie Ady, Ute Stampede Queen, and attendants Heidi Colbor and Tyler Wall, welcome rodeo fans to the 83rd annual Ute Stampede.

Grace Eyre died from injuries sustained in an accident during the Western Heritage Parade.

Police continue search for man involved in bank robbery at Wells Fargo Bank in Nephi.

Sandy Brooks selected as Grand Marshal for Levan Heritage Parade.

Grand Marshals for Mona Pioneer Days were Hal Newton, Tyler Keyte, Shawna Keyte, Debbie Newton, Brenda Newton, Shanna Memmott, Mike Memmott, Ed Newton, and Nila Keyte.

Mona Pioneer Day royalty were Alli Whicker, Sidney Hancock, MaKadee Kay, Hunter Fowkes, Austin Park, and Jarrett White.

Nephi City will soon have updated mapping system for city electrical services.

Passings: Bonnie Larsen, Myrtle Vest, Marjorie Peterson, Grace Eyre, Shaw Phillipsen, Reva Morgan, Troy Manske.

Weddings: Trevin Greenhalgh and Angela Kenison, Zachary Carter and Emily Ingram, Levi McKay and Mollie Devlin, Danielle Lynn and Braden Romney, Brent Boswell and Jordan Okelberry.

Missionaries: Colton Wright called to Oklahoma City Oklahoma Mission; Walker Memmott called to Philippines Manila Mission; David Taylor called to Texas Lubbock Mission; Dawson Sperry called to Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission; Andrew White returned from Federal Way Washington Mission; Ryan Christensen called to Costa Rica San Jose West Mission; Payton Bowring called to Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission; Hunter Steele called to Washington Kennewick Mission; Ryker Osborne called to California Sacramento Mission; Talon Jennings returned from Ghana Cape Coast Mission; Chet Dalton called to Anaheim California Spanish-speaking Mission.


Miss Juab County pageant had eight contestants. Saige Cowan wins title; Kemri Buck, 1st attendant, and Marissa Richardson, 2nd attendant.

Juab County looks for ways to get more water for the county.

Moratorium of fees charged for building in subdivisions and commercial areas could not be implemented legally; council officially adopts resolution to amend fees charged for plat and plan reviews.

Mona City Council holds first meeting in new council chambers.

Robbie Layton wins Juab County Demolition Derby; sold out crowd.

Two skydivers killed in tandem jump at Nephi City Airport.

Ryan Peters selected as new Juab County Attorney.

Nephi City discusses next phase of light poles along Main Street.

Residents enjoy total solar eclipse on August 21; 91% of the sun was blocked out in our area; next eclipse will be in 2024 and in 2045, the eclipse will go right over Nephi.

JSD holds Truth in Taxation hearing; attracting and retaining quality teachers a high priority for district.

Mona City develops lease agreement for rental of new community center.

Passings: Lawrence Westfall, Kenneth Arp, Seth L. McPherson, John Westring, Spencer Mangels, Anita Ewell, Edna Nielsen, Betty Lou Ostler, Jerry Weir, Richard Pexton, Gregory Ingram, Corey Carter, Justin Jones.

Weddings: Shelby Adams and Dax Steidley, Dalton Gee and Lesley Olsen, Brett Baker and Holly Johnson, Brock Anderson and Natalee Walker, Sara Davis and Andrew Pulsipher, Ivy Oveson and Christopher Running; McKinzey Wickel and Brock Carlson, Bailey Jo Howard and Braden Peterson.

Missionaries: MaKiah Thalman called to North Carolina Charlotte Mission; Hayley Willmore called to Virginia Chesapeake Mission; Dillon Douglas returned from South Carolina Columbia Mission; Taylor Ludlow returned from Texas Houston East Mission; Kyler White returned from Oregon Portland Spanish-speaking Mission; Jared Bosh called to Tempe Arizona Mission.


Mike Spencer, JHS math teacher, nominated for national teaching award.

Nebo Market celebrates grand re-opening with new pharmacy, enlarge deli and bakery, and addition of America First Credit Union branch.

State will build its own communications tower in Dog Valley.

Governor Gary Herbert and Lt. Governor Spencer Cox make Juab County a stop on 5K Jobs Tour of Rural Utah .

Barn of Steve Winn a total loss after spark ignites haystack.

Peters sworn in as new county attorney.

Steve Peterson credited with saving the lives of students after school bus collides with camp trailer on SR-28. Peterson sustained head and face injuries while students had minor injuries.

Homecoming royalty was Tucker Memmott and Krista Nielson, king and queen; Logan Squire and Demi Jackson, 1st court; Troy Tapasoa and Alloa Day, 2nd court; Jake Squire and Paigen Hanson, 3rd court.

JHS girls tennis team take region title for first time in school history.

Auditor says Mona City needs to tighten purse strings; projects on hold.

Jared Eldridge sworn in as 4th District Court judge.

Nephi City approves parameters resolution for electric fund projects.

Passings: Sarah Fackrell, Cheryl Adams, Craig Weight, Reta Marshall, Barbara Hansen, Lynn Newton.

Weddings: Brinnlee Taylor and Taylor Nielsen, Karlee Ockey and Wade Brown. Kyleah Ferguson and Bryson Winnie, McKenzie Shaw and Jake Robinson, Scott McKay and Sharon Kay.

Missionaries: Karter Ockey returned from Arkansas Little Rock Mission; Amy Davis called to Washington Tacoma Mission; Sarah Cannell called to Yakima Washington Mission; Kaitlin Guillory called to Georgia Atlanta North Mission; Sarah Bonzo called to Oregon Salem Mission; Tanner Drake returned from Washington Federal Way Mission; Caleb Atkinson called to Young Church Service Mission.


Landscaping in city right-of-way is a cause for concern for city employee.

UDOT will pursue funding to install cable barriers on stretch of I-15.

Nephi City meets with RCAC analyst about water rate model.

Juab County votes to buy-in to Utah Valley Dispatch Special Services.

JHS girls soccer play in state playoffs for first time, lost to Morgan in quarterfinals.

National Vinyl Products breaks ground on $7 million expansion.

JHS girls cross country team are region champions,

Excessive speed may have been contributor to early morning fatality of Michigan man on I-15.

Nephi City will become member agency of Utah Valley Dispatch.

Road construction on I-15 backed up traffic for four hours during Fall Break weekend.

JHS football team is co-region champions with Juan Diego and Summit Academy.

Community Reinvestment Agency holds public hearing for proposed hotel in Nephi.

Passings: Janice Bennett, John Stilson, Mont Yates, Roberty Lyman, LaVeryl Winn, Carol Taylor.

Weddings: Makell Rindlisbacher and Tony Pay.

Missionaries: Hannah Jacobsen returned from New York Rochester Mission; Jon and Kaye Mitchell return from Kyiv Ukraine Mission; Sarah Harmon called to Poland Warsaw Mission.


Questions and concerns abound as Mona City drafts proposed animal rights ordinance.

Nephi City does not want UDOT to remove crosswalk at Center Street and Main Street.

Elections results: Nephi Mayor Glade Nielson; Nephi Council, Kent Jones and Skip Worwood; Mona Mayor Bill Mills, Mona Council, Michaels Stringer and Frank Riding; Levan Mayor Corey Christensen, Levan Council, Bruce Rowley, Ray Evans and Clifford Christensen.

Nephi City adopts parameters resolution for new hotel construction.

Nephi City meets state requirements by adopting water rate tiers.

Commissioners approve purchase of more storage data for the county.

County commissioners dissolve Special Service District #1.

Levan Town adopts changes to animal service and control ordinance.

Weddings: Megan Hansen and Justin Poulson, Bruce Adams and Ciara Torrens.

Passings: Betty Sanders, Bud Best, Bernard Cook, Sammuel Winn, Donna Andrson, Robert Feaman, R. Thane Thalman.

Missionaries: Kynlee Sessions returned from Sacramento California Mission.


Leonard Trauntvein inducted into JSD Ring of Honor.

Large crowd airs concerns over proposed animal ordinance in Mona.

County commissioners attend visit of President Donald Trump in Salt Lake City.

Mr. Juab is Jaron Ercanbrack. Attendants are Brennan Sage and Logan Squire. Mr. Congeniality is Tucker Memmott.

Children’s Justice Center has grand opening in Nephi, will serve Juab and Millard Counties.

Winter Ball royalty is David Forscutt and Kemri Buck, king and queen; 1st court, Estefany Whiting and Zack Peters; 2nd court, Ashely Peterson and Tanner Jones; 3rd court, Tucker Memmott and Krista Nielson.

Nephi City approves purchase of Heritage Hills by new owner.

Nephi City holds public hearing for the issuance of bonds for new hotel construction.

Mona City approves first step in annexation process.

Mona City will seek CIB funding to create a city general plan.

Passings: Ava Christensen, Ronald Creer, Pearl May Snow, Vee Nostrom, William Marshall, Keith Worthington, Gayle Linton.

Weddings: Mahonri Nielsen and Jessica Faasavalu, Maddison Branch and Shad McPherson.

Missionaries: Jerry and Sandra Westring returned from California Sacramento Mission; Katie Wickel returned from Uruguay Montevideo Mission; Jayce Steele returned from Bentonville Arkansas Mission.