Mormon President Thomas S. Monson, 90, to miss conference

SALT LAKE CITY –  Mormon President Thomas S. Monson, 90, won’t attend this weekend’s church conference because of deteriorating health — marking the first time in more than a half century that the longtime church leader won’t deliver spiritual guidance at the important twice-yearly event. Monson’s absence was confirmed Thursday by church spokesman Eric Hawkins, …

Portage, Columbia County mull fate of new parking lot | Regional news

An expansive parking lot may be created on West Conant Street on the site of the county’s vacant Annex, across from the under-renovation Columbia County Courthouse. And, a dilapidated, dangerous underground parking structure next to the annex may be filled up with rubble and paved over, resulting in about 100 off-street parking spaces. That’s what …

Hugh Hefner’s net worth upon his passing

Hugh Hefner passed away on Wednesday, September 27 at age 91, due to natural causes. After founding ‘Playboy’ magazine in 1953, when he was just 27 years old, Hef amassed an incomprehensible fortune which included the magazine itself and the Playboy brand at large. SEE ALSO: The Playboy Mansion officially sold for $100M, half of what …