70 years ago
December 28, 1951
Mrs. Don Riggs entered the hospital on December 17 for an appendectomy. Dr. Aiken performed the operation, and Mrs. Riggs was released from the hospital on Dec. 21.
Pfc. Bob Baardseth arrived in Kanab early Monday morning for a four-day visit with his folks and friends here.
A sweet little girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Neil Crosby on December 12. This makes the second little miss in the Crosby home.
The Kanab Town team will meet the strong Valley M-Men team in a game of basketball on Saturday evening. A second game between the South Ward Elders, Collegians, and the KHS Cowboys will follow.
50 years ago
December 30, 1971
Mark Englestead, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Englestead, Panguitch, died on Tuesday of an accidental gunshot wound. The youth and three companions were travelling home from a hunting trip when the gun Mark was holding discharged, fatally hitting him in the head.
A new addition to the Kanab High School student body is Claudia Alicia Montiel, an exchange student from Managua, Nicaragua.
Dan Ogden and daughter, LeeAnn, spent Christmas in Kanab with Dan’s wife, LaDonna. LaDonna’s daughter Shanna and her husband Dave were here also.
40 years ago
December 24, 1981
On December 12, Richard Jessop and Anthony Gonzales were injured when the pickup they were riding in slid off the road and rolled one time on the logging road south of Fredonia. Both men were treated for cuts and Gonzales for broken bones.
On Tuesday, December 15, a small portable blue Yamaha generator was stolen from the roadside construction area on Pratt Street and Highway 89A in Fredonia. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fredonia Marshal’s Office.
Wally Johnson, 15, Kanab, was severely injured in a one-vehicle accident on the logging road south of Fredonia on December 19. Nancy Kay Reher, Kanab, with her three younger brothers and Wally, were on their way to get a Christmas tree when the accident occurred. All five were taken to the hospital and treated for various injuries.
30 years ago
December 23, 1991
Wanda Duce was named Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year and was presented with a houseplant in recognition of her service.
Claud and Nabbie Glazier, lifelong residents of Kanab, were honored last week by the Red Rock Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers with their “Outstanding Couple of the Year” award.
At full capacity the jail holds 20 prisoners, and there are currently 18 people serving, “and that’s an uncomfortable number,” said Sheriff Maxwell Jackson.
20 years ago
December 26, 2001
The Big Water Town Council voted on December 18 to repeal a controversial marijuana ordinance they had passed unanimously in late November. The ordinance made possession of less than an ounce of marijuana a misdemeanor punishable by a $10 fine.
During the period from December 14 – 20, the Kanab City Police Department handled 13 cases, 60 incidents, issued 22 warnings and five citations. During the same period, the Animal Control Officer handled eight investigations, issued eight warnings and released/adopted out two animals.
Elder Michael Gurr, son of Robert and Lillian Gurr, has returned home from the Japanese-Sendai Mission and will report on December 30.
10 years ago
December 28, 2011
Michael and Joan Kirby are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Courtney Anne, to Kyle Allen Archer, son of Darrel Archer and Lila Swapp. The couple will be sealed in the St. George Temple on December 31, 2011.
Jason Stewart recently returned from the Mexico Veracruz Mission.
The UT/AZ ATV Club made a donation of $500 to the Kane County Volunteer Center to go towards the purchase of clothes, shoes and of course toys for this year’s Toys for Tots campaign.
The Kanab Cowboys picked up a big win last Thursday night over Page, Arizona, defeating the Sand Devils 52-46.