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June 2015 | Vol. 2 Iss. 6


Southern Flair


Local Teens Win Big With Camping Tool Invention


By Aimee L. Cook

hey say necessity is the mother of invention, but sometimes that necessity can be as simple as craving a different kind of campfire treat. For decades, campers have roasted marshmallows on a stick to create the ever popular s’more, but brothers Spencer and Tanner Harrison

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Local Teens continued on page 4

Two Local Brothers Enter The Race For Two South Jordan City Council Seats By James Luke


ormer South Jordan City attorney and City Manager John Geilmann wants to return to city hall, this time for Council District 4. His brother Tom Geilmann hopes to join him in government this time around, announcing his candidacy for Council District 1. Probably not since their college years together at Weber State, when they pursued political science degrees simultaneously, have the brothers worked together as closely on something as they intend to do in their separate but united council candidacies. After earning bachelor’s degrees, the two continued down similar life paths - both separately entering military service. Older

Declaring their candidacies for city council seats are brothers John Geilmann, left, (District 4) and Tom Geilmann (District 1).

brother Tom served in the Utah National Guard from 1966 through 1974. John served in the Air Force reserve at Hill Air Force Base from 1968 through 1979. Next, John followed a family tradition of sorts. In 1984 he earned his Juris Doctorate at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Ga., where the brothers’ maternal grandfather had graduated from the school eight decades earlier with the class of 1903. The Geilmanns both see a need for change in the city council’s role within city government as motivating them to enter the council race. John explains his view that the council’s primary role is to create a strategic vision for the future. He notes that with anticipated growth, “South

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South Jordan Journal - June 2015 - Vol. 2 Iss. 6  

South Jordan Journal - June 2015 - Vol. 2 Iss. 6