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May 12, 1944 – September 15, 2017

Bill will be dearly missed. After battling bladder cancer for the past ten years, his body reluctantly gave up the fight.


NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Millard County Commission will be changing its regular scheduled commission meeting date from Tuesday, October 3, 2017 to Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.. All County business previously scheduled for October 3, 2017 will be addressed Tuesday, October 10, 2017. All other meetings will remain as scheduled, unless otherwise posted. Dated the 19th Day of September, 2017 MARKI ROWLEY Millard County Clerk Publication in Millard County Chronicle-Progress September 27, 2017


November 27, 1942 ~ September 14, 2017


Vincent L Cropper "Vince", age 74, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was born on November 27, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Lincoln R and Nora Mae Croft Cropper. Vince married his life time companion and best friend, Kristine Lee Hardy, on June 13, 1964 in Delta, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on May 25, 1965.

Vince completed his early education in Delta, Utah and then graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science and a minor in Economics. In Vince's early years, he struggled with polio which he contracted at the tender age of 11 years after falling into the Sevier River the day before Christmas. He spent 6 weeks in an iron lung and many more recovering. He continued to suffer with some effects of the polio until the day he passed away. Vince was the 2nd child and only son of Nora and Lincoln, and he grew up learning to be a farmer and cattle rancher on the Bar Box Ranch located just a few miles south west of Deseret, Utah. He continued to farm alfalfa hay, raise cattle and horses on the ranch until he was forced to sell due to health problems.

Vince had many interests and associations including Utah Cattlemen Association, Deseret Cattle Growers Association, Pavant Riding Club and he was a member of the Millard County Sheriff's Posse for 29 years. Vince spent many hours away from his family volunteering on searches and other responsibilities for the posse. He was a parent advisor for the Delta High School Rodeo Club and became a second father to many of the members he worked with and taught. In his younger years, Vince enjoyed race cars and racing in them. Vince was an airplane pilot and for many years co-owned a Cessna airplane. He used his flying skills to check on his cattle grazing in the West Desert, to travel within the state and neighboring states. He had a special love for hunting and fishing. He spent the best times of his life with his family telling buck stories in deer camp, hunting and fishing. Vince loved reloading bullets and building custom guns. He once wrote and published an article for the "Small Caliber News" on the Tactical Twenty for which he spent many hours of research and testing.

He was a member of the Sugar Loafers Motor Cycle Racing Club and enjoyed racing himself as well as watching his family race. Vince took up photography in his later years and became quite good at capturing birds and other wildlife in his photos. Many of his photographs won blue ribbons in the county fair and can be seen hanging in local businesses. He was on the board of trustees for the Millard County Swimming Pool which helped in overseeing the building of the swimming pool in Delta, Utah. Vince was very influential in keeping MX Missles from being put in the West Deseret. He wrote and delivered a speech to Washington and US Airforce Officials that would be known as helping to influencing the decision to keep the MX Missles out of the West Desert.

When Vince was 50 years old he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. He suffered with the disease for 26 years and ultimately Parkinson's Disease took his life. He never complained or shirked a task because of the Parkinson's Disease and he succeeded in living his life the way he wanted to until the very end despite the many trials he faced.

Vince is survived by his loving wife: Kristine Lee Hardy Cropper; children: Tiffany (Dale) Hirst, Leamington, UT; Blair (Sandee) Cropper, Oak City, UT; Shelby Cropper, Leamington, UT; Cindy Cropper, Leamington, UT; 11 grandchildren and 10 ½ great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents: Nora Mae Croft Cropper and Lincoln R Cropper; and 2 granddaughters: Megan and Mallorie Thorn.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 18, at 11:00 AM, at the Leamington Ward Chapel, 90 South Center St, Leamington. Viewings will be held Sunday, September 17, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Nickle Mortuary; and Monday, 9:30-10:40 AM, prior to the service. Burial will be in the Deseret Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.nicklemortuary.com


Aug. 3, 1933 ~ Sept. 11, 2017 

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Reah Stott Rowley, our dear Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and friend passed away on September 11, 2017 after a yearlong battle with cancer, however, a wonderful 84 years of life.



Feb. 11, 1926 ~ Sept. 9, 2017  

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Melba Western Jacobson, age 91, passed away on September 9, 2017 in Provo, Utah where she had been hospitalized for a recent fall.


Notice is hereby given that the Fillmore City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fillmore City Council Chambers, 75 West Center St., for the purpose of receiving public comment for a preliminary plat by Lane Myers of Myers Properties for a subdivision application for property located at approximately 900 South to 800 South from Highway 99 to east side of Interstate 15 in Fillmore, Utah. Those individuals needing special accommodations are asked to contact the planning secretary two (2) days prior to the meeting at 435-743-5233. /s/ Kevin W. Orton Fillmore City Recorder Published in the Millard County Chronicle Progress SEPTEMBER 13, 20, 2017.

Millard County is accepting three separate bids for the following jobs. The first bid will be for cement work (Flat Work) at the East Millard Equestrian grandstands. The second bid will be for replacing or putting a cement cap over an existing cement landing. The third bid will be for carpenter work, removing and replacing old and unsafe benches, steps and other wood items that are warn and present a hazard to patrons, installing metal sheeting under the grandstands in the concession area. All work will be done at the Fillmore Race Track (465 West 100 South). There will be a MANDATORY meeting for interested “Licensed Contractors “to review the scope of work at the Fillmore Race Track, 25 September 2017, 9:00am, with Commissioner Wayne Jackson, Nate Porter and Maintenance Supervisor Klint Penney. Specifics regarding the job will be reviewed at that time. Sealed bids are due at the Millard County Auditor’s Office, 50 South Main Street, Fillmore, Utah no later than 5:00 PM, 22 September 2017. Bids will be opened during the regular scheduled Commission meeting on 10 October, 2017 at 11:00 am. Millard County has the right to reject any and all bids. Millard County is an equal opportunity employer. Published in the Millard County Chronicle Progress SEPTEMBER 13, 20, 2017.

The Fillmore City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on September 26, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. The public hearing will concern changes to the Planning and Zoning Code to clarify issues about the impact of roads planned or mapped, but not yet developed, on Simple Lot Subdivisions. A small technical correction to Minor Subdivision requirements, changes to bring section 6-11.5 to bring the section into compliance with state law, and changes to number of parking spaces required per unit for apartment buildings, hotels and motels. Those individuals needing special accommodations are asked to contact the planning secretary two (2) days prior to the meeting at 435-743-5233. /s/ Kevin W. Orton Fillmore City Recorder Published in the Millard County Chronicle Progress SEPTEMBER 13, 20, 2017.


Two geology field trips are being offered by the Great Basin College during the Fall Semester.  These are introductory classes with no prerequisites.

Ancient Lake Lahontan (Geol 299) on September 21-24.  2 credits.    Classroom meeting is Thursday at the Winnemucca Great Basin College Campus, Room 122 from 6-9 pm.  Travel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to examine lake shorelines, tufa formations, hydrologic and volcanic features.  Many stops include the Blackrock Desert, Pyramid Lake, Walker Lake, Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, and the Truckee, Carson, Walker and Humboldt Rivers.  One night will be spent in Winnemucca and two nights in Fallon.

Railroad Valley and the Pancake Range on October 20-22.  1 credit.  Classroom meeting is Friday at the Ely Great Basin College Campus, Room 116 from 6-9 pm.  Travel on Saturday and Sunday to examine lake features, hot and cold springs, and supervolcanoes.  Many stops include the Big Warm Spring, artesian wells, and the Lunar Crater Volcanic Field.  Two nights will be spent in Ely.


Participants must be registered and complete required Team Travel and Class Waiver forms one week prior to class.  Travel is at student’s expense.  All maps, charts, and discussions will be provided.  Attendees must provide their own reliable transportation-preferably with four wheel drive.  Camera, binoculars, and other outdoor gear are recommended.

For more information or field trip details call Veronica Nelson, Ely Center Director at 775 289-3589 or course instructor John Breitrick at 775 238-0508.

Great Basin College is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education and governed by the Board of Regents. The college is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 


On Sept 5, 2017, our dear Sandra June Young found peace after her courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 9, 1978 in Flagstaff, Arizona to Joseph Lyle and RoseAnn Duncan Young.

Sandi was a very caring person, and as a mother she worked tirelessly for her boys. She loved singing, watching movies, going to soccer games, as well as boating, laughing, riding 4 wheelers and living life to the fullest. She will be greatly missed.

Sandi touched many lives in her too short of time on earth. Whether it was her beauty, her humor, her strength or one of her innumerable talents that you had the pleasure of enjoying, we all share the heartache today. Among the angels who greeted her, her Mother, Roseann Duncan Young and her Brother’s Troy Lance Young and Travis Lamel Young.

The heartbroken family that remains here are the love of her life, Doug Brian Fox, her sons Cole Lyle Petersen, Caden Wayne Petersen, and Cael Mark Petersen, her brothers, Joseph Lee (J.L.)(Angie Young), James Lamar (Jim)(Sharalee Young), (Mindy Young) Jon Landon(Christy Young), and her sister Karli JoAnn(Matt DeVall) and many more family members. 

The funeral services will be held at the Delta Utah Stake Center (125 White Sage Ave, Delta, Utah) on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm. There will be a viewing held prior to the funeral service from 11:00-12:30 pm at the Church. Interment will be in the Delta City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com.

A donation account for her children is available at Zions Bank.