Editor: I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed that our local newspaper, the beloved Wasatch Wave, is now 130 years old - and counting. I wonder how many American communities can boast this accomplishment of one of its icons?
Congratulations to current publishers, Laurie and Joe Wynn and Kari and Paul McFee, for keeping alive this “jewel” of our Valley. Thank you. We also acknowledge their kindness and personal generosity to so many of us.
A special recognition, as well, to Dick and Sue Buys, “Publishers Emeritus.”
I’ve been reading “The Wave” since my high school daze (at good ‘ol Wasatch High – back in the 1960’s). So, I’ve been a reader for almost 60 of those 130 years.
Our engagement and wedding announcement was published in an issue in the Fall/Winter of 1967. For many of us, reading excerpts taken from very early issues (1890-1920) are always fun to read. Thank you, June, for that great part of each week’s issue.
May this publication “of ours” continue on for another 130 years!
Ashley R Fish, Director
Wasatch County Senior Center
Youth Enjoyed Key Note Speaker at Issues
Editor: My name is S.W. and I am an 11 year old from Heber. I recently attended the Wasatch issues conference. I thought it was fantastic, especially Noelle Pikus-Pace, who was extremely motivational and her story was amazing.
I also attended two of the classes. The first class I attended was called “Brain Changers” and was awesome.
The second class was called “Conquering Stress and Anxiety” and was not the greatest for a few main reasons. For the first reason [the presenter] who ‘taught’ the class never quite made it to the “Conquering Stress and Anxiety” part. Secondly, he told us all about our bad posture and what we were doing wrong with our stress and mental health, but he didn’t`t really teach us how we could fix our problems. For the third and final main reason, he advertised his chiropractic business more than what little bit he taught me.
In my opinion, this conference and others similar to it should be less about advertising and more about benefitting the people you are teaching.
The Wave has a policy of only running the initials of any minor-aged child who wishes to run a letter to the editor to protect his/her privacy.