2012 – A Year in Review
Creative, smart, funny and inventive, Robby Ostberg, 14, was poised to achieve so much. But a tragic accident early Monday morning, Jan. 23, in his Tremonton home took the teen’s life. Robby died when a small cannon he discharged in his face. He died almost instantly from head injuries.
Hillside Recycling burns (pix)
Hillside Recycling in Deweyville burned to the ground Feb. 1. The business had operated for five years, taking in everything recyclable. A new contract had the owners, Brent and Blaine Rupp, expanding and welding being done on the new addition ignited pallets and plastic. The fire spread rapidly to the warehouse, which was filled with bales of recycled material. All of the 10 employees at the plant were able to get out of the building without injury. Estimated loss was over $1M.
City parks tobacco-free
Following urging from Tremonton Youth City Council Tremonton City Council officially made all Tremonton City parks tobacco-free. Those smoking or chewing tobacco in the city parks will now be cited.
Whyatt Garn of Fielding was elected as the State FFA Vice President. The son of Kevin and Jeri Garn, he was chosen from a pool of 30 candidates from across Utah.
A request during a Tremonton City council meeting from Tremonton resident Justin Ellingford, put the wheels in motion for a splash pad at Library Park. The request also brought with in the need for restrooms there. Those were constructed during the year.
Playground Hero-Andy Hales
The Leader ran a story in May about Century Elementary 4th grader, Andy Hales and his playground heroics, saving second grader Colby Torson from possible tragedy on the monkey bars. Colby’s grandmother, Linda Braegger, recognized the Honeyville boy in front of his peers.
“I truly believe Colby would have died if that little boy hadn’t helped him,” Linda said. “He’s a hero to me.”
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