Christmas is a time of giving, charity and spending time with loved ones. In an effort to assist those in need in our own community, the Morgan food pantry is asking residents to join in the spirit of the season and take their families to dinner.
Whether it be kids cooking classes, crock pot freezer meals, family night cooking, date night cooking, summer cooking camps, college cooking or even a baby shower and birthday party at Spoon and Spatula Cooking School, owner Staci Lane lets real-life experience serve as her guide.
Last year Lewis Frongner received eight WWII awards nearly 60 years after serving in the army. These honors have been meaningful to the Morgan resident, who accepted them with pride and happiness. However, the late-coming accolades didn’t end with the presentation by Senator Orrin Hatch last year. Frongner has been selected to join other WWII veterans on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
On Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers listened to William O Nelson, former director of LDS Church Correlation, describe five miracles that have empowered The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and all of these have occurred within the last 25 years.
Seven Morgan County residents threw their hat in the ring in March for a chance to sit on the Utah State School Board for District 1. Only one was allowed to progress in the selection process, which a federal judge declared unconstitutional last week.
We have enjoyed a great summer of reading throughout Morgan County. With kids and adults who love to read and seek adventure through great books, it was an adventure for all of us. This year we had 3,233 prizes earned, 437,550 pages and 17,480 books read by our patrons. What an amazing summer of reading!
Jesse Haven is among the influential pioneers who helped settle the Morgan Valley. Few remember him, but a little time and a trip down the lane in front of Billy Weaver’s home and the Wardel Mink Ranch will give the Morgan County historian a rare glimpse of the past.
By now most people who have lived in Morgan for any period of time have had a friend, relative or neighbor who has participated in the Morgan Community Choir. Going into their 16th year, the choir has made an impression on individuals and the community.
On Wednesday, July 30, the skilled and the brave took their turn at the Morgan County Fair ATV Rodeo. This annual event drew crowds to the arena at the fairgrounds in spite of earlier rainstorms. The skies were clear; however, after several days of rain the arena brought a whole new challenge. Now the contestants didn’t just have to beat the clock, they also had to contend with MUD!
On Monday, Aug. 18, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, received a powerful lesson on temples from one of the LDS Church’s most able speakers on the subject. Edward J. Brandt, Ph.D., former director of Church Correlation and recent past president of the Columbus, Ohio, Temple, spoke to the assembled group on “Temples Past and Present.”
More than 200 people crowded the Morgan County Courthouse auditorium during a public hearing Aug. 14 to amend the county’s future land map in the East Canyon area to eventually make way for a new 2,980-acre resort. The landowners asked the planning commission to consider re-designating 2,980 acres currently designated natural resources and recreation to master planned community.
Last week I spoke at the BYU family history conference and it gave me the opportunity to review a number of software products that have been either released, or significantly updated over the past year. There are some truly outstanding products on the market that have emerged. Over the next few weeks I’ll introduce (or reintroduce) a few of these great products.
“Goodbye, happy home,” sighed Nellie Nelson as she and her husband left their home on Dalton Creek in 1911. Walter and Nellie Nelson had traded their happy, cozy home on Dalton Creek for a farm in Milton (1585 N. Morgan Valley Drive) so their four young children could be within walking distance of the school.
Jeremy Evans was welcomed to the Trojan Center with big cheers. Youth watched with wide eyes as this 6’9” Utah Jazz forward walked into the building. Evans was all smiles and gave incredibly high fives to all the mini basketball fans.
Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players. For the second year in a row, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans on Monday, Aug. 4.
For some, the American military in Germany is a mystery. By participating in the 2014 Rheinland-Pfalz-Tag, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command is able to break down the barriers of its fences and show the local nationals everyone is a part of the same community.
The Milton Roundup brought nearly 500 people to the Milton Park on Pioneer Day. An old fashioned potluck dinner, pony rides, games, bounce house, rock wall and music entertained the crowd from infants to the elderly.
The Morgan County Fair Board is excited about the 2014 fair already underway. This dedicated bunch has been working hard to ensure this year will continue to be a success! While there is too much to say about the fair, here are some highlights.
Look for tagged fish at East Canyon State Park this summer for your chance to win prizes, some of them provided by local businesses. This year 120 rainbow trout were tagged at the park. If you catch a tagged fish, bring it to the office to collect your prize. The fishing challenge started May 3 and gots until August 31, no registration necessary.
This year, East Canyon State Park is on a mission to introduce more people to this excellent venue. As part of this mission, new park manager Chris Haramoto has been working closely with PureFishing.com to secure fishing equipment for a free annual fishing club for local children.
Several dozen Morgan kids are a bit better at dribbling, shooting and maneuvering a basketball this week after Morgan Grace Fellowship Church hosted a community basketball camp. The camp was split into two locations with approximately 25 kids in Morgan and 30 kids shooting hoops in Mountain Green.
On Monday, July 21, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held an extremely successful evening at the Mountain Green Bowery featuring Craig G. Fisher of the Seventy. Fisher is currently heading up the Dedication and Celebration of the rebuilt Ogden Temple. He spoke for about 40 minutes on how the celebration preparations are going.
Students and teachers may be enjoying the summer break, but plans for the coming school year are well underway. The Morgan Education Foundation invites you to join with them in support of local public schools by participating in the sixth annual Morgan Education Foundation Golf Tournament on Aug. 5, 2014, at Round Valley Golf Course.
Everyone has a story to tell. It’s too bad in this day and age that we often do not take time to get to know our neighbors and learn their interesting experiences. Most people are reticent to share their lives, but a visit with Ken Farr of Mountain Green is both entertaining and touching. Like any good story-teller, Farr can have you laughing one minute and shedding a tear the next.
Shane Rappleye opened his new store on Commercial Street to give Morgan youth a place to work in a clean atmosphere and gain much-needed job skills. However, with other business ventures taking up a large chunk of his time, Rappleye made the tough choice of putting Traders Apparel on the market.
Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen. Each year more and more people step up to join this worthy cause.
While Utah has experienced a relatively slow start to the wildfire season, light vegetation is dry along the foothills and desert areas across the state and fire danger is climbing. Light fuels like cheat grass are already dry and flammable. As daily temperatures continue to rise throughout the state, the wildfire hazard also increases.
The last few months have been tough for volunteers at the Milton cemetery. Earlier in the month there were issues with someone using a slingshot, marbles and steel bearings to make holes in the siding of a storage building housed on cemetery grounds. These vandals also broke a window on the building. The damage was substantial enough that a reward was offered for the conviction of those responsible.
When thinking about our family tree we often think upwards. Finding additional direct line ancestors is often our goal. This is a good thing to pursue, but if your family tree is anything like mine, it can be a difficult task. I have had many family members who, for decades, have been researching my ancestors.
Snowbasin Resort is revamping their summer dining with the new Dining Discovery: Explore your Cravings program. The Dining Discovery program will encompass many aspects of dining at Snowbasin Resort and include Culinary Expeditions, Cooking and Eating Classes, Mountain Top Brunches, Burger Spa and Snowbasin Spirit Series.