Spotlight on Genola resident Bill Hansen
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For a few years after that, he and his As an insurance agent specializing in wife Nancy lived off-grid in California. Medicare, I meet some inspiring individuals They later moved to Hawaii so Nancy who have experienced more in one could work at the Gemini Observatory. lifetime than imaginable. Bill Hansen is There is where Bill developed a knack for one of those people. woodcarving and making primitive weaponry.
Bill’s father served in the Navy while he was a child. They traveled often and When I met Bill and Nancy to help he found a yearning for adventure at a them with their transition to Medicare, Bill young age. As a kid who loved science shared some of his carved wooden implements and physics, he remembers his amazement with me. I was in awe of a Makau, a at watching Sputnik fly over his home in type of Hawaiian fish hook, he had created Washington. that emulates Maui’s great hook.
Starting at the age of 10, Bill worked As I marveled at Bill’s many talents, I during the summers to earn enough for the was honored to have been welcomed into Sears radio he wanted. It was $21.95 and his Genola home. His fascinating drive he just had to have it. He started his employment and diversity of talents is an inspiration to adventure by picking up windfall me. I hope that along the road of life, I can apples for a small wage. He tried out draw as much knowledge and insight from a variety of seasonal jobs during his early my experiences as Bill has. He lives a rich years and later followed in his dad’s footsteps, and interesting life and possesses unique joining the Navy and serving as a knowledge gleaned from his travels. gunner on a ship. Utah Avenue Insurance helps individuals
When he returned home, he worked and seniors with their health insurance at all sorts of jobs from Florida to Oregon. needs. We explore every avenue to get our He honed many talents through his clients the best possible coverage. If you endeavors, from operating a D7 Caterpillar have questions about your insurance coverage, to taking care of hogs. He eventually we represent all carriers available made his way to New Mexico to work in Utah County, and we are here to help on the Strategic Defense Initiative, nicknamed find the best plan for you.
Eighteen talented young local pianists were invited to perform in an Honors Recital on March 13. They are, front row, from left: Tia Lee, Kaylene Neo, Dalan Stokes, Maelee Croshaw, Weston Goulding, Emily Peterson, Jace Broberg, Cameron Peterson and Brooklyn Murray. Back row, from left: Emma Burnham, Abby Holman, Emma Wulfenstein, London Merrill, Thomas Scharf, Joshua Dew, Spencer Zabriskie, McKay Byrne and Travis Pitcher.