The Utah Sons of the Pioneers hosted the Patriarch of the Europe East Area , Tom Rogers, at their luncheon last week. Rogers has a BA in international relations from the University of Utah, a B.A. in language and literature from Yale, and a PHD in Russian language and literature from Georgetown University. He taught as assistant professor of Russian at Harvard, associate Professor of Russian at the U of U, and professor of Russian at BYU. He also taught at BYU China.
Morgan County Library sends a big “Thanks” to a great bunch of “future authors” for sharing their talents with us. We knew there was talent in our county but we were just amazed at the stories that were entered in our contest for National Library Week. So we just wanted to mention a few of the awesome kids and the wonderful ideas they shared with us.
Snowbasin, Utah.— Snowbasin Resort is holding two Open Houses on May 24th and May 25th, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with a presentation both nights at 5:30pm to allow the public the opportunity to view the proposed master plan for the 8,100 acres located in Morgan County. Tuesday, May 24th will take place in Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin, and Wednesday, May 25th will take place at the Morgan County Council Chambers at 48 West Young Street in Morgan City. Members of the design team and Snowbasin Resort owner and manager representatives will be on hand to answer questions and explain the elements of the master plan.
Last Thursday, April 21, northern Utah had some major winds, and the power was out in parts of Morgan County because of it, and a lot of damage throughout six Utah Counties. In the photo above, the Eppards on Morgan Valley Drive had their barn fly into the back of their home, and they lost a large section of a fence also. They have a wind station and it recorded at 238 miles per hour at 1:25. Then 20 minutes later, a 73 mph gust took out one of their storage sheds. The tyrotoxism barn weighed over 12,000 pounds.
Hugh Davis was awarded the “Silver Bowl Award” on April 19, 2011 at the Lieutenant Governor’s Volunteer Recognition and Awards Banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Salt Lake City. Each award recipient personally received their award from the Lieutenant Governor with a photo session.
On an annual basis, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers will add one or two names to our beautiful “Early Morgan Pioneer” Monument located at the entrance of the Morgan City Riverside Park. The Sons of Utah Pioneer Monument Committee will select one or two names to be submitted to appropriate City and County Offices for Final Approval.
Monday, April 18 - 55 Alive Class from 9 a.m. until 1:00. Participate in this informative class for four hours with Marie Nye as teacher and receive anywhere from a 3% to 7% discount on your automobile insurance for three years. You will be amazed at how many ways you can improve your driving skills! If you are a member of AARP cost is $12.00 with card. Non-members are $14.00.
n these troubled times, people are hurting. Individuals and families, who only months ago felt like they were doing okay…today hang on by threads. Those who were already at risk face even greater hardships, harder choices.
Monday, April 11 Quilters and anyone else who would like to go can travel to Salt Lake City for shopping at “Wimpole Street”. Lunch is wherever everyone decides to stop. Doris Thurgood will be your hostess and volunteer driver. Please call the center for details.
Wednesday, April 13 - At 12:15 Karyl Chase will be here to talk about Senior Companions and what a vital resource they and other volunteers are for our communities. There will also be a few surprises available to our wonderful volunteers.
As a community there our many places we gather and enjoy. Morgan County Library loves being one of those places. Now it’s time to celebrate the opportunity we have to read, learn and enjoy our wonderful library. During the month of April we would like to share a few things with our community.
In a move hailed by open government advocates and press organizations statewide the Utah Legislature repealed HB477. This bill, passed at the close of the previous legislative session, would have reduced the ability for the public to gain access to government records under the Government Records Access and Management Act.
In a letter to current customers Comcast notified those receiving service that they would soon not be available. The cable provider will be discontinuing services on May 15.
Comcast has supplied a low cost alternative for customers unable to receive the signal from the county maintained antennae system as well as a full range of premium television service to customers in the county.
The Foot Clinic has been changed from our usual 4th Tuesday to March 29th instead. If you already have appointments, you will receive a call from the center; however, if you need to make an appointment, call 801-845-4040.
As the season is about to change from winter to spring each year, newspapers from across the state meet in Saint George for the Utah Press Association’s Winter Convention. This last weekend, March 18-19, the annual event was held and marked the association’s 117 annual convention. As always, The Morgan County News was there to represent Morgan’s hometown newspaper.
Morgan City has removed the old playground equipment at Riverside Park in preparation for new equipment to be installed. The new equipment includes play areas designed for five to twelve year olds and a separate area designed for younger children. The equipment also includes a kinetic area to help children become more fit. The equipment above is what will be installed for the five to twelve. The kinetic play area is to the left. The city has asked that those using the park during construction stay off the equipment that is marked “Keep Off” until the constriction is complete.
Often, the best lessons in life come during the most difficult moments. It’s an ironic twist to your torment. However, just because there’s a lesson to be learned doesn’t lessen the fact that it really did hurt you, break you, embarrass you, scare you, or scar you. Whether a million other people have experienced similar pains and perils, made the same mistakes, or tripped and fell at the same spots you did, doesn’t matter. Don’t ever let anyone generalize, or belittle your battles because they are yours and the pain is personal. Of course your true lessons should go deeper than any obvious commitments to just make better choices. Beyond your choice to choose more wisely, you should also feel a new strength of purpose within yourself. You’ve faced your fears, or maybe you’re still facing them, but that’s what makes you better for your battles; you are still pressing forward.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – After careful deliberation, base officials have decided not to host an open house and air show this year. It has been deferred until 2012. Team Hill looks forward to hosting a great community event next year.
Monday, March 21 “Oklahoma” will be the production at the Plaza Playhouse. Season ticket holders be ready to leave at 4:45 p.m. for dinner then the play. Let the center know if you would like to attend with this group.
In documents by The Morgan County News obtained through a Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA) request from the investigation into the actions of Garth Day, the former Morgan County Council Administrator, additional details of the actions of Day were revealed.
Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the Morgan Senior Center we will start a free six-week workshop for people with ongoing health concerns. The classes will be taught by Jesse Garcia from Weber Human Services and will be highly interactive with breaks and snacks as well.
In 2010 Morgan High School’s Advanced Theatre group, “The Player’s of Plays” received superior ratings at Region Drama Festival where they won the region drama trophy. They continued on to State Drama Festival Where the Group also received superior ratings along with many showcased performances and medals won by Morgan High School drama students. “The Players of Plays” are a 30 member auditioned group under the direction of acclaimed actor and instructor Mr. Adam Slee. The group includes actors, actresses, technicians, make-up artists, dancers, and singers. This advanced group has received recognition from numerous adjudicators and has been selected out of 25 schools in Utah to have their upcoming musical Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” be reviewed and Judged for a chance to perform at the Jimmy Awards!
The horse 4-H program here in Morgan County is gearing up to begin an exciting new season. The goal of the 4-H program is to reach and encourage all children throughout our county to participate: building self-esteem and long-term skills to help them now, and throughout their lives. Any youth ranging in age from 9-18 years who are interested in furthering their horsemanship knowledge and skills are invited to register for the coming sea-son through the Morgan County Extension Office.
In order for the Horse 4-H program to start the new season in style, the Morgan Horse 4-H
Council is sponsoring a Logo Contest. The chosen logo will be used to help advertise and promote the horse 4-H program throughout the coming year.
For the month of February the Morgan Tykonis met at the Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan and arranged a big game of Bingo for the residents. There was lots of prizes and fun. The Tykonis enjoyed it almost as much as the residents.
Tom Borg, Weber State University Continuing Education
Non-traditional becomes traditional at Weber State University’s Morgan Center in Morgan, Utah, as numerous students beyond the traditional college age go there for assistance and accommodation in reaching their higher-education goals. The Center’s location on the campus of Morgan High School provides easy, central access for the community. “Although a few high school students come here to work on their associate degrees,” says Barbara Anderson, enrollment coordinator, “we have some traditional students and many non – traditional.
The leadership of the Utah Ride for Kids were present at the Morgan City Council meeting on Tuesday. They presented a plaque and tee shirt to the city and the sheriff’s office as a token of their appreciation for the city and county’s continuing support of their annual fund raising event.
The Ride for Kids event occurs each August and is a motorcycle fund raiser ride that starts at This Is The Place Heritage Park, in Salt Lake, crosses over East Canyon and ends at Riverside Park in Morgan City.
Two Cub Scout troops visited The Morgan County News last Tuesday. If your group would like to visit the Paper call managing editor Doug Johnston at (801) 829-3451 or email him at email@example.com
fter much debate and many meetings with the council the land use agreement with the Gardner Cottonwoods Water Company was approved in the council meeting on Tuesday night with all in favor except Chairman Kelley. This item has been before the council repeatedly with the council asking for approval from the county engineer and other staff that the agreement would provide sufficient protections for the county and not give substantial liability to tax payers. The water company had met with staff and had received a favorable recommendation.