Boy Scout Fall Camporee 2017

The Boy Scout Fall Camporee was held on Fri-Sat, September 22-23, 2017 at Woods Ranch on Cedar mountain. A fireside program was held Friday evening where a US flag was retired. The scouts participated in various skills activities (knot tying, orienteering, etc) in the morning. It was cold but the boys had a great time!

The camporee is usually held at Thunder Ridge each year.

George S. Eccles Sports Performance Center

When completed in the fall of 2017, the George S. Eccles Sports Performance Center will become the new home of SUU Athletics’ sports performance operations. The facility will feature over 8,000 square feet of functional sports performance space including all new weight training equipment, dedicated areas for agility and cardiovascular training, and a full nutrition station where Thunderbird student-athletes can replenish and recharge their bodies with the proper nutrients both following workouts and throughout the day.

Groundbreaking ceremony will be Friday, October 6, 2017 at noon at the football practice field.

SUU Football Ranked #25 in the Nation!

Southern Utah University Thunderbirds football team is now ranked #25 in the nation after beating Northern Iowa! The SUU T-birds have also beaten Stephen F. Austin. They did lose to Oregon in their first game of the season. Next up for SUU football is September 23, 2017 at Sacramento State. You can watch that game on Pluto TV – Channel 233. The Pluto TV app is free and can be installed on your phone or any Roku device.


FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

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Cedar City Boy Hit by Car and Killed

Boy, 13, killed after hit by car in Cedar City

CEDAR CITY, Utah – A 13-year-old boy has died after a car hit him while he was playing a game in Cedar City. According to the St. George News, the boy’s father said his son died Sunday morning. Cedar City Police told the St.

The boys name is Noehren Eggett

Donate to his memorial fund.

Football & Volleyball Results from Tonight

Cedar High School Redmen football lost to Desert Hills Thunder 13-37.

Canyon View High School Falcons football lost to Hurricane Tigers 3-16.

SUU Thunderbirds volleyball lost to Utah State Aggies 1-3.

Don’t forget to support the Southern Utah University football team Saturday at 6:00 pm when they take on Northern Iowa.


Thomas Larry Williams

Our dear husband, father, and grandfather Tom was called home by his Heavenly Father on September 9, 2017. His family prepared him for a peaceful night’s rest, and he soon slipped away at age 80.

He was born the second of four children to Alex B. and Edith Warren Williams on January 2, 1937. It was a winter of heavy snow and deep drifts, so Alex parked his truck nearly on the Lund Highway in order to get Edith from their farm to the hospital in time.

Tom loved life on the farm and the mountain as a boy with his brother, Warren, and sisters, Brenda and Mary Jane. He attended Cedar City public schools. Tom graduated from Cedar High School in 1955. He went on to attend College of Southern Utah (now Southern Utah University) for a year. He then received a mission call to the Eastern States Mission, which included the five Canadian Maritime provinces. His missionary service was from 1957 to 1959.

Tom joined the Utah National Guard and was sent to Fort Ord, California for basic training for six months. He was later called up for almost a year of active duty during the Berlin Crisis.

Corinne Sorensen captured Tom’s attention when he returned to Cedar City. She had come from Elko, Nevada to teach school in Cedar City. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 24, 1960. Their children are Kristine (James) Davis, Shannon (Monty) Sorensen, Heather (Dave) Marston, Allison (Scott) Simpson, Jennifer (Daren) Heaton, and John Thomas, who died as an infant.

Tom was a great father. He loved playing games with his girls. “Sleeping Dragon” involved lots of whooping, hollering, and laughing. Tom also taught them to work by lambing, putting up and letting down fences on the mountain, trailing sheep on the livestock trail to get them up to summer pastures, and trailing them back down to the valley in the fall.

Utah State University is where Tom received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics. He was hired as chief statistician for the Farm Economics branch of the Alberta Department of Agriculture. The family enjoyed the experience of living in Edmonton, where they lived for three years.

Tom returned to Utah State University to obtain a PhD in economics. He was hired by Southern Utah State College (now Southern Utah University) to teach in the Business Department. After six years, he resigned his position and joined his father and brother, Warren, in their livestock operation. Tom spent the winters in Nevada running the sheep on the BLM permits. The summers were spent on Cedar Mountain which Tom loved with all his heart. Tom has served on a number on BLM and Trust Land advisory boards. He was president of the Utah Wool Growers Association during 1999-2000. Tom was named Sheepman of the Year by them in 2006.

From 1973 to 2007, Tom served on the State Bank of Southern Utah Board of Directors. His father, Alex Bulloch Williams, was one of the original board members.

Tom was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of his callings included bishop, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilman, stake missionary, and gospel doctrine teacher. Tom had a testimony of the Savior and His gift of the atonement for each of us.

Tom’s parents, brother Warren, sister Brenda, son John Thomas, and grandson Timothy preceded him in death. He left a loving and faithful legacy of five daughters and their spouses, 16 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Mary Jane (Paul) Peterson, sister-in-law Peggy Williams, and a brother-in-law Jim Avila.

Funeral services will take place Saturday, September 16, at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Stake Center (155 E. 400 S. Cedar City). Friends and family may visit Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N. 300 West) and Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Stake Center. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery with military honors, under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.

Cedar High Redmen Football Beats Canyon View Falcons

Cedar works late magic to beat Canyon View

Cedar quarterback Jaxon Garrett took the snap and dropped into the pocket, surveying the scene in front of him. He pumped once, then again, before unleashing a spiral into night sky. When the football landed in the waiting arms of Luke Maggio, the Redmen suddenly had life again in a crosstown rivalry game that had been dominated by Canyon View for 3 1/2 quarters on Friday night.

SUU Trademarks “University of the Parks”

SUU Trademarks “University of the Parks” | 2017 News | News & Press | SUU

After filing government paperwork and months of waiting, Southern Utah University has officially trademarked the University of the Parks. By incorporating SUU’s academic offerings and its geographic location, the University of the Parks designation sets SUU apart and promotes a unique proposition for students interested in the outdoors and experiencing hands-on learning outside of the classroom.

Bayli Thompson – Obituary

Bayli was born on September 4th 1991 In Orem Utah.

On August 18th 2017 we lost the most kind, smart, loving, giving talented beautiful person.

She will be missed by her parents Kyle and Kelli Thompson, Kyle and Amy Harding, Her Grandparents Kirt and Susan Bussio, Terry and Norma Thompson, Ken and Kay Adams, Art Harding (Deceased) her Brother Gauge and Sister Ashlyn Harding. Also her many uncles’ aunts’ cousins and friends, so many people loved her and she loved all of them.

To all she touched with love and who loved her we wish you peace in this sad time, with that love she was able to leave this world and be free of pain because you all loved her.

Thank you to all those who have given us and ours their love and support, we would like to thank all the Medical staff at the Cedar City ER and the life flight team, the ICU doctors and nurses in St George, for their untiring efforts to return her to us, they are truly professionals and treated her and us with kindness and respect. The Staff at Hughes Mortuary for all there help and coordination and caring in our time of need.

Special thanks to Our National Guard Family God Bless the FA and G1.

Remember her beautiful smile and soul. “Namaste” Bayli Sue we love you infinitely and will forever miss you, you have made us all better people!

Services will be held

Date: Friday the 25th August 2017

Location: The Old Rock Church on 75 East Center Street, Cedar City, Utah

Times: Viewing starts at 1100, Funeral Service at 12:00, Grave side interment 1300, Lunching 14:00 provided Canyon Ridge Ward.

Services are being performed by Hughes McArthur Mortuary

2071 N Main Street (435)867-5566