Characters Under the Mogollon Rim – John William Wentworth, Part 1

John W. Wentworth would become a “mover and shaker” in Payson’s early days. He was born in Visalia, Calif. on Oct. 3, 1858 to John and Maria Wentworth.

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At long last – Creek receives monsoon rain

Christopher Creek is no longer the red-headed stepchild after receiving our first significant rainfall amount of the monsoon.

Hellsgate Fire District honors its board and firefighters

Somebody must have done a rain dance for Tonto Village. The thunder and lightning started and my hopes rose.

A little more about ‘I thought ...’

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I cringe whenever I hear someone start a sentence with, “Oh, I thought ...” or, “Oh, I didn’t think ...” or one of its many variations.

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More tiger trout to be stocked into Rim Country lakes

Tonto Fish Hatchery to raise them

In mid May sport anglers throughout the state that flocked to Willow Springs and Woods Canyon Lake welcomed the inaugural stocking of the hybrid tiger trout.

We must never accept this violence

Another tragedy of domestic violence played out in a Gila County courtroom recently. We put it on the front page because domestic violence remains the great scourge of this — and every other — community.

Star Valley haggles

Gotta give Star Valley credit: They know how to haggle.

The laugh’s on us

Our Humor Me Theater Troupe has produced and staged melodramas, improv, The Hometown Country Radio Show and family comedy for all of Rim Country, performing for the schools, churches and we even put on the 125th Payson Anniversary Melodrama for the city.

Club with stars in their eyes

Thank you DJ Craig and Peter Aleshire for the lovely picture of the Milky Way and article about our starry home.

We need a roundabout

I love roundabouts. The intersection in Payson that screams for a roundabout is McLane and Longhorn.

We must end dark money corruption

This might sound partisan.

Many helped with benefit

Moose Lodge 852 and Women of the Moose chapter 2012 would like to thank these individuals and businesses for their donations and support for the Wallace family benefit, (which was held) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 16:

Thank you, Rim Country!

Much has been written about this past softball Season and the Lady Longhorns.

Don’t limit off-roaders

In reading an article about motorized vehicle ban on key Payson trails, I realized nowhere does Mr. Morris state how to register support or displeasure with the proposed plan.

Good job Payson, Houston Mesa

The Houston Mesa Fire District board and the Payson Town Council deserve a big round of applause from everyone who cares about Rim Country.