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Picnic Blankets Fill School Lawns

Putting an emphasis on the beginning of the school year is why former principal Connie Buckner introduced a school picnic around 2007 at Grant Elementary.

Murray High Students Speak Up About Anti-Bullying, Suicide

“Bullying doesn’t happen without people who act like it’s okay,” is the theme of Murray High School’s writing contest for students.

Carnivals Bring Fun for Longview, Liberty Families

The start of the school year can mean getting up early after sleeping in all summer, scrambling to find pencils and making sure the dog didn’t eat the first homework assignment.

Emergency Call Center Reports Performance, Upgrades to City

Call centers such as the VECC are referred to as a Public Safety Answering Point, or PSAP. The VECC is a primary PSAP, and it routes calls to six secondary PSAPs throughout the valley.

Hillcrest Junior High to Receive iPads

So, he applied and received a 100% for Kids grant for $2,800 for seven iPads dedicated to ESL students.

An Artist Out of Obscurity

Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer is world-renowned. But before that distinction, he was just a working artist, a man who died in debt and was barely recognized in his lifetime.

Murray Market Maintains Roots, with Many Returners and Much Revenue

The 34-year-old market has seen different locations over the years as it struggled to find the right home. Its success, however, wasn’t much of an issue.

Ms. America 2016, a Valley Resident, Unexpectedly Crowned

She didn’t expect to be Ms. America. But Tuesday, she will be coronated.

WWII veteran: 'I’m not a hero.' National organization that honors veterans disagrees.

“I’m not a hero.” Those were the first words of a World War II veteran when asked about being honored on a national level. And not just any World War II veteran – Francom might have just saved a plane of men. Still, part of his response when asked what it means?

Utahns can participate for first time in National Diabetes Prevention Program

The first opportunity has arrived for Utahns to participate in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) announced.


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