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S outh Jordan City Journal


Local Teen Awarded Fallen Law Enforcement Scholarship

Statewide Bills Passed Into Law On May 12

By Aimee L. Cook


amilies of civil service members often follow in those footsteps in one way or another: giving back to their communities or to people in need across the globe becomes a shared calling. Such was the case for Austin Dial. To acknowledge his continual efforts of giving back, Austin was recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship by the Utah 1033 Foundation in Honor of a Fallen Law Enforcement Officer. Austin’s father is Lt. Wayne Dial of the Unified Police Department. Austin recently graduated from Bingham High School and is currently serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Honduras until June. Austin gave countless hours of community service to the South Jordan Youth City Council and to the Boy Scouts of America. In addition, he organized a service project that collected and sent clothing to families in need in Honduras. “I feel like I have great role models in my life that have taught me a lot about service,” Austin said in a press release. “My parents have especially been great examples of service and leadership. They taught me to help other people and to be a leader in all that I do. Everyone should do community service in order to make the world a better place and most of all just to help others.” Austin received the Jared Francom Leadership award in honor of Ogden Police Officer Jared Francom who was killed in January of 2012 while serving a drug-related search warrant. Austin was one of four local students who received a leadership award presented by Senator Kevin Van Tassell. “There are six police officers in my family and I look up

By Lewi Lewis


n May 12 Utah actualized nearly 500 new laws that span the legislative panoramic, with everything from seat belts to a law that reclaims Utah’s status as the only state with the firing squad as a legal way to execute. Some of the more illustrious and relevant revisions are: Firing Squad - Now a legal form of execution, this method will be used as a secondary tactic if drugs used for lethal injection are not available.

Austin Dial’s parents accepting the award on his behalf. Photo courtesy of Utah 1033 Foundation to each one of them,” Austin said. “I am honored and privileged to receive a scholarship and award in honor of somebody who gave their life trying to make a difference. It makes this award so much more personal knowing that it honors a man who dedicated his life to service and leadership.” l


Seat Belts – Previously, if you were older than the age of 18, you could be ticketed for not wearing a seat belt, but only if pulled over for another offense. Beginning on May 12, the new law states that not wearing a seat belt is a primary offense, meaning that police officers can and will pull a driver over if he or she is not wearing a seat belt. The same goes for a passenger. The law allows for an officer to give a warning on the first offense and a $45 fine on the second that can be waived upon completion of a 30-minute online safety course.

tOURS Schedule a tour of the Gale Center of History and Culture, an educational facility where children and adults can explore the past in a hands-on manner.

dOCEntS nEEdEd

The Gale Center is looking for Docents for two hours a week. Training and new friends provided. Contact: Candy Ponzurick if interested.

RESidEnt On diSpLay

Resident on Display is a program that spotlights an artist or photographer from South Jordan. We love to show off the amazing talent of the residents of South Jordan!

MUSEUM CLOSURES The Gale Center of History and Culture will be closed Friday, June 5, 2015 for Country Fest AND July 9-24, 2015 for Summer Break.

REntaLS The Gale Center auditorium is a great facility for parties, piano recitals and other gatherings. The room will fit 70 people with chairs only, or eight round tables to seat a maximum of 48. Contact: Candy Ponzurick for rates and availability.

the gale center promotes utah history through exhibits, events and education

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

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