Northern Utah County Notes
The city of St. Anthony, Idaho has hired Alpine artist Denzil Jenks, to restore a city statue called Keefer Park Doughboy which has been a part of St. Anthony since 1922.
The Cleveland Browns have signed undrafted free agent Micah Hannemann of Alpine to play for them.
Boostability, a Lehi-based search engine optimization service provider was recently named third in 10 Best SEO's Best Search Engine Optimization Agency awards.
D. Gary Young, the founder and chairman of the board of Young Living Essential Oils, passed away May 15 due to complications following a series of strokes. Chief executive officer, Mary Young, and Jared Turner, president and chief operating officer, will continue to run the billion-dollar enterprise.
Lehi City is sponsoring a photo contest through July 9. The photo can be of anything involving Lehi in three categories: Lehi Life (Everyday life in Lehi ); Lehi Landscape (nature, scenery etc.); Lehi Landmarks (buildings, architecture etc.). Public voting will take place July 16-July 23. Lehi City will post all the photos on the Lehi City Facebook page. The public is allowed to vote on their favorite by "liking" the picture. Other winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. Winners will be announced July 30, 2018. There will be one Grand Prize and a First prize winner in each category. The photograph receiving the most votes on Facebook will be awarded the Public's Choice award,
The city's power department recently received the Exceptional Electric Reliability award from the American Public Power Association.
Former Mayor Howard Johnson passed away on April 22. He was active in the community serving as the president of the Lehi Chamber of Commerce, then on the board of directors, as a member of the Alpine School District public involvement council and on the board of Alpine School District Foundation. He was the mayor of Lehi for four years.
Insurify has identified Lehi as the third-greenest greenest city in Utah.
Lehi City Arts Council is holding auditions for children's musical theatre productions "Willy Wonka Kids" on June 6 (kids ages 5 to 9) and on June 7 for "Once On This Island Jr." (ages 10-15) from 4 to 6 p.m. at 685 North Center, Lehi.
The arts council is also looking for a logo. The winning entry will receive a full dental exam (including x-rays and cleaning) or free in-office teeth whitening from Gordon Family Dental. Entries must be submitted by June 16. Visit lehicityarts.com for more information.
American Fork Community Presbyterian Church, the church featured in the 1984 movie "Footloose" is raising money to replace its aging roof. The church will celebrate its 140th birthday on July 21, and has set up a GoFundMe account to raise the funds for a new roof.
The city has applied for a Utah County Municipal Recreation Grant in the amount of $14,710.73 to purchase four sets of bleachers.
On May 10 the city council appointed Rod Brocious to the planning commission with a term ending in 2023.
Home security company Safewise recently ranked Highland as the safest city in Utah for 2018. With a population of 28,862, Highland has just 0.14 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 6.24 property crimes per 1,000 residents. Saratoga Springs was eighth on the list and American Fork/Cedar Hills was 12th.
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