Grouse Creek Rodeo Queen Pageant

For the first time Grouse Creek is going to have a rodeo queen and princess pageant. Ages for the queen will be 11 to 16 and the princess will be 6 to 10 years old. The pageant will be held on May 20th.
It will be open for any girls in Idaho, Utah or Nevada. For more information and requirements you can message Sarah Boyer Warr, call 435-747 -151, or email There will be various prizes for participants. 

LaVern Tanner Obituary


LaVern Tanner
March 9, 1930 – February 22, 2016

BRIGHAM CITY – Wanda LaVern Richardson Nelson Tanner passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016 due to causes incident to age. She was born 9 March, 1930 in Brigham City, Utah to Jedediah Grant Richardson and Wanda Ann Bowden. She was one of twelve children.
She attended Lincoln Elementary and graduated from Box Elder High School, where she played the violin, sang in the glee club and played softball.
She married Don B Nelson on 14 February, 1949 in the Logan LDS Temple and was blessed with six children. Don died in an industrial accident in October, 1965.
She married Mervin Lamar Tanner in the spring of 1967. Merv brought three more children to the marriage so they had a full household. They were together 47 years. He passed away in January 4, 2015.
She can claim a large posterity consisting of nine children, 44 grandchildren, 101 great-grandchildren and at last count 20 great-great grandchildren. In addition, she has cared for five foster children.
LaVern was preceded in death by her parents, six siblings, and three grandchildren. She is survived by her children Norma Jean (Kerry) Mecham, Claine (Jamie) Tanner, Tammy (Kevin) Skenandore, Michel (Donnell) Nelson, Ilene (Steve) Call, Cindy Griffin (Randy Parsons), Jeff (Lori) Nelson, Gary (Kim) Nelson, and Rich (Debbie) Nelson. She is also survived by three sisters; Cleopha (Ben) Cogdill, Kate (Larry) Degunia, Rhea (Harvey) Christensen, and by two brothers; David (Charma) Richardson and Robert (Judy) Richardson.
She enjoyed camping, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her children and grand-children. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed quilting.
She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and held a number of positions throughout her life. She and her husband; Merv, served an 18 month LDS mission in Suva, Fiji.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 27th at the Brigham City South Stake Center at 2 PM. Address 865 South 300 West. Friends may visit family on Friday, February 26 from 6-8 PM at the Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City, UT, and on Saturday from 12:30 – 1:30 at the Stake Center. Interment will be at the Brigham City Cemetery.
The family would like to offer our heart-felt thanks to Integrity Home Health Care / Hospice for the outstanding service and tender care they gave our dear mother, during these trying times.

Luana Tingey Richins Andersen Obituary

56db8144b2b24.imageLuana Tingey Richins Andersen

March 28, 1928- March 4, 2016

Riverside, Utah- Luana Tingey Richins Andersen, 87, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2016. She was born on March 28, 1928 in Tremonton, Utah, to Henry Streator Tingey and Lillian Capener. She was raised in Riverside, Utah; she lived in Grouse Creek, Utah and Rupert, Idaho. She loved people and enjoyed living in these communities.

Luana graduated from Bear River High School and then attended LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She married H Douglas Richins on July 20, 1948 in the Logan LDS Temple. They were married 48 years and had three sons and one daughter.  On November 15, 1997 she married Darwin Andersen in the Boise Temple. They were married for 17 years.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and loyal friend. She loved spending time with her family, especially camping and going to rodeos with family and friends. She also loved gardening and she was especially proud of her beautiful flowers. She also enjoyed reading and doing jig saw and crossword puzzles.

She did embroidery, cross stitch, crocheting, making tissue boxes, and making things that she shared generously with her family.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in various callings including counselor in the Relief Society, a teacher and an ordinance worker in the Boise Temple for 6 years, which she enjoyed very much.

Luana was a hard worker. She worked at the Tremonton Valley Hospital, and owned and operated Jays Grocery Store in Riverside.

All who knew her enjoyed her cheerful sense of humor, she will truly be missed. She is survived by Sheldon (Sharkey) Richins, Sherm Richins (Julie Kay), Anita Godfrey (Max) all of Riverside, Steve Richins (Julie) of Tremonton, Ross Anderson of Oregon, Lynne Larsen of Layton, Jan Kirkham (Gene) of Lehi, Kaye Katseannas (Tom) of Pocatello and Susan Shrader (Alan) of Cedar City. Mom was proud of her large and growing posterity that she loved.

She was preceded in death by her husband’s H. Douglas Richins and Darwin Andersen, and her brothers Donald, Denton and Vaughn Tingey.

Funeral services will be held at the Belmont 2nd Ward LDS Chapel (16925 N. 5200 W., Riverside) on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. There will be viewings held on Monday, March 7, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E., Tremonton, UT) and prior to the service at the church from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at the Grouse Creek Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone working at the Countryside Care and Rehab Center in Rupert, Idaho and the Sunshine Terrace Foundation in Logan, Utah. We would also like to extend our thanks to LDS branches at both facilities for the wonderful care and friendship they gave our Mother.

The family wishes to thank Belmont 2nd Ward for their compassionate service.

Plane Crash Near Park Valley

On February 2nd, 2016, there was a mysterious plane crash in the remote desert southwest of Park Valley. The abandoned and empty plane was discovered by Tom Austin, a hunter, who contacted the sheriff’s office. When a detective contacted the FAA, they were informed the crash had already been reported and both passengers were fine.

Many questions about the crash, such as why they were attempting to land in a remote field and why the police were not contacted, have not been addressed.

Further information can be found on and at the Box Elder News Journal.


Photo by Stuart Johnson, Desert News, KSL Chopper 5