Because Rim Country settlers were masters of the practical joke, Halloween proved to be a favorite holiday in Payson. For many years teacher Julia Randall held a small carnival at school for the children to cut pumpkins and display them.
This past week has been a whirlwind of activity for the Snyder household.
A man’s body was found in the forest Wednesday afternoon, but police are releasing few details as they continue to investigate.
Young band with a new director pulls it together
After a rough start to the 2017 marching band season, the Pride of Payson performed its heart out at the ASU Band Day on Oct. 15 — without any trips or starting the music on the wrong measure.
Moina Shaiq has lived in the United States since 1978, but she originally came from Pakistan.
Rattlin' the Rim
Pine-Strawberry voters have by now received in the mail their early voting ballots for the Nov. 8 election. The vote-by-mail ballots were sent out Oct. 12.
I have always been someone who takes life calmly, accepting the things we can’t change, but focusing strongly on the ones we can. The result is that I may possibly be the biggest “Think Ahead!” nut on the planet.
On Friday, Nov. 4, the Humane Society of Central Arizona will be “impounding” members of our community for a fundraiser.
Outdoors Under the Rim
The rifle deer season has begun with many youth hunts just finishing the weeklong pursuit of any antlered deer.
Payson kept its football playoff hopes alive with a 30-7 trampling of visiting Lakeside Blue Ridge on Friday night.
The Pine Fire District will probably have to close a station if voters reject a tax levy increase this general election.
As the contentious presidential election continues, both parties report widespread thefts of signs.
Religion, home schooling, after-school activities and special education spurred spirited exchange among Payson School Board candidates at a recent Kiwanis-hosted debate.
Little Trayton Harrison looked anxiously up at his mother Cinnamon. Volunteer Chris Herzig cooed to him, “It’s OK, I just need to get your finger wet so we can get its print.”
McCain, Kirkpatrick debate
Sen. John McCain’s defense during a debate with Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of the Senate’s refusal to fill a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy has blown up into a national furor.
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