Yost is a small community in western Box Elder County, just miles from the Idaho border. The town once thrived with activity, boasting a school, a post office and a church. About 1984, as the population declined, the town was dis-incorporated.
Now the post office is gone, the LDS ward has been dissolved and the few children remaining are bused to Malta, Idaho, for school.
But all that has done nothing to diminish the strong sense of unity felt by the 13 families who have remained to keep Yost alive.
Yost resident Connie Oman wanted the rest of the county to appreciate, as she does, her tiny but close-knit community. That is why she volunteered to share a “touch of Yost” with Box Elder County Fair goers in the town’s Community Pride booth. Her efforts caught the eye of the judges, who awarded the first place ribbon to the booth.
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