• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story
  • CROWBAR—Athletes compete in annual Crowbar backcountry race in Logan Canyon. CHRISTIAN HATAHWAY
  • HINDU FESTIVAL—Hundreds of Hindus and friends gather for annual Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. DANA IVINS
  • RAINBOW CELEBRATION—Holi celebrants joyfully paint themselves at Hindu festival. DANA IVINS
  • HUT! HUT! HUT!—ROTC teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams. ALISON OSTLER. Story
  • SNOWBARD JAM—Boarders show their stuff on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • SNOWBOARD TRICKS as hotdoggers show off on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • WINTER A and the American flag over a snowy USU campus. WHITNEY PETERSON
  • QUADVIEW—A springtime view of the USU Quad and Old Main from atop the business building.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE—USU President Stan Albrecht briefing journalism students. CHRIS ROMRIELL. Story
  • HIGH-HEELIN’ IT—Men in high heels and their female supporters walk a mile to protest sex abuse. TY ROGERS
  • ELK PICNIC—Elk and humans mingle at the winter refuge at Blacksmith Fork's Hardware Ranch. CARESA ALEXANDER. Story

Mendon issues last 2 building permits as moratorium takes effect

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon issues last 2 building permits as moratorium takes effect

By Jordan Floyd MENDON — The Mendon Planning and Zoning Commission gave the go-ahead for the town’s last two home building permits last week, before the official start of the city’s building moratorium. The Tolman and Robinson families are the last of ...

Mendon’s mayor: ‘I can make a difference’

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon’s mayor: ‘I can make a difference’

By Jordan Floyd MENDON — After six years as mayor of Mendon, third-generation resident Ed Buist still believes his job is all about the people. “The word politician doesn’t fit me,” Buist said. “I’m a representative of a small town — ...

Mendon must raise $1.2 million for water well; sets public hearing

Sunday, November 18th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon must raise $1.2 million for water well; sets public hearing

By Brandon Fonda MENDON – City Council members met to discuss what steps could be taken by the city to help raise revenue to pay for a well project. A future nuisance ordinance was also looked at. Both subjects were scheduled ...

Money and fun: Corn maze saved the farm at Little Bear Bottoms

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life, Business | Comments Off on Money and fun: Corn maze saved the farm at Little Bear Bottoms

By Brandon Fonda WELLSVILLE – The corn maze is what brings in most visitors this time of year, but it's only one of many attractions on the 30-acre farm at Little Bear Bottoms. It also includes a haunted trail, spooky barn ...

Mendon residents will have more water soon, but well’s not ready yet

Friday, September 14th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon residents will have more water soon, but well’s not ready yet

By Brandon Fonda MENDON – Water supply has been an increasing problem in Mendon because of new housing developments. Residents voiced concerns about the lack of irrigation and culinary water recently at a City Council meeting. In response, Mayor Ed Buist ...

Mendon historian loves to discover and share the past

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Mendon historian loves to discover and share the past

Story and photo by Josh Ruggles MENDON -- Rodney Sorensen has lived in Mendon most of his life; he is passionate about the place and its rich history. And he happens to be one of the foremost historians of this small ...

Mendon’s GOP caucus: Record turnout, strong support for Hatch

Friday, March 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon’s GOP caucus: Record turnout, strong support for Hatch

Story and photos by Josh Ruggles MENDON -- The Republican caucus meeting for Mendon Precinct 2 had record attendance this year. Residents were standing and leaning against bookshelves in the Mendon Elementary School library as the meeting began at 7 p.m. ...

Flood damage not high enough to qualify Mendon for government aid

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Flood damage not high enough to qualify Mendon for government aid

By Josh Ruggles MENDON -- The Feb. 9 City Council meeting focused on repair of damages caused by the flooding in January. "It kind of makes you emotional to see so many people come together as a community and do what needed ...

Mother Nature inspires Mendon artist’s award-winning paintings

Friday, January 27th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Mother Nature inspires Mendon artist’s award-winning paintings

'I just go out and wander around with an open mind, camera and a sketchbook. People probably think I am crazy staggering through the marsh and whatnot, but that's OK.' Story & photo by Josh Ruggles MENDON -- Artist Jim Morgan ...

City Council hikes Mendon Station rental charges

Saturday, November 12th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on City Council hikes Mendon Station rental charges

By Mandy Morgan MENDON — When the Mendon Station was built on Main Street of this little city, none of the council members or residents could have guessed how popular the building would be as a rentable venue. Council members discussed ...

Mendon photographers compare and share tips on their craft

Friday, October 21st, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Mendon photographers compare and share tips on their craft

By Mandy Morgan MENDON — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then millions of words could have been spoken at the Mendon Station Wednesday night by photographers in the Mendon Photo Guild. They gathered for their monthly meeting to ...

Mendon’s volunteer firefighters: ‘Our pay really is helping people’

Monday, October 10th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon’s volunteer firefighters: ‘Our pay really is helping people’

By Mandy Morgan MENDON--If there is one thing that Mendon Fire Chief Ray Olsen knows about, it is the power and effect of volunteer work. In his 38th year of volunteer service with the Mendon Fire Department, Olsen knows exactly how ...

Fonnesbeck Greenhouse: Hobby is now a 22-year landmark in Mendon

Saturday, September 24th, 2011 Posted in Business | 1 Comment »

'You don't do it for the money; you do it for love' Story & photos by Mandy Morgan MENDON -- When Barry and Tawna Fonnesbeck built a greenhouse in their backyard, they never dreamed it would become a fully blossoming business that ...

City council approves paying Mendon volunteer firefighters

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on City council approves paying Mendon volunteer firefighters

By Teresa Nield MENDON—In accordance with last month’s meeting, the Mendon City Council this week unanimously approved Fire Chief Ray Olsen’s proposal to pay the fire department’s volunteers. Olsen presented a proposal in last month’s city council meeting that would allow ...

Woman’s ‘Whimsical Gnome’ specializes in upcycling hand-made items

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life, Business | Comments Off on Woman’s ‘Whimsical Gnome’ specializes in upcycling hand-made items

By Teresa Nield MENDON—One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, at least that is the case for Storee Powell of Mendon. Powell runs a small internet site called Whimsical Gnome Workshop. The site is mostly dedicated for selling the products that Powell ...

Mendon P&Z postpones decision on building request

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon P&Z postpones decision on building request

By Teresa Nield MENDON -- Anthony Van Natter asked the Planning and Zoning Board Wednesday for permission to build a shop, and showed the board his plans for a 50-by-30-foot structure that he could use to work on cars. ...

Mendon cemetery will have veterans’ memorial by late May

Friday, March 25th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon cemetery will have veterans’ memorial by late May

Story and photo by Teresa Nield MENDON -- A large hole and a pile of dirt currently lying at the Mendon City cemetery will soon become a memorial dedicated to veterans. Mike Buist, who is in charge of fund-raising, said the project ...

Paying volunteer firefighters would help recruitment, Mendon chief says

Sunday, March 20th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Paying volunteer firefighters would help recruitment, Mendon chief says

By Teresa Nield MENDON -- Where are the volunteers when you need them? Mendon’s fire chief presented a proposal to the City Council recently to answer that very question. Fire Chief Ray Olsen informed the council that he is very proud of ...

Proposed Mendon land swap turned down by zoning board

Saturday, February 12th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Proposed Mendon land swap turned down by zoning board

By Teresa Nield MENDON-- A motion passed unanimously at Mendon’s monthly planning and zoning meeting that the 3/4 acre across from the Mendon station, owned by a Mendon family and proposed to be traded to the city for 7 acres on ...

Mendon’s new well may be a bust, council is told

Saturday, February 12th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Mendon’s new well may be a bust, council is told

By Teresa Nield MENDON—The City Council was reminded of its water woes Thursday when Jon Hardman, councilman in charge of culinary water, updated members on the current status of the new well. The well, which is being drilled west of ...