Last season, the Morgan varsity baseball team had one of its most successful seasons in recent history, going three games deep into the state playoffs and knocking off several 4A and 5A schools in non-region play.
Tyson Lindley, a junior at Morgan High School, recently won the Hinds Quick Stop March Madness Challenge by correctly picking Louisville to win the NCAA basketball championship and by selecting many of the early-round and final-four winners.
Interscholastic extracurricular programs are vital to the positive social, physical and educational development of our students. These activities offer opportunities for service to the school and community; develop fellowship and goodwill; promote self-realization with physical, mental and emotional growth; and encourage the qualities of good citizenship.
The Morgan County Republican Party recently chose new party officers including Chairman Lars Birkeland, Vice Chairwoman Tina Cannon, Secretary Lydia Nuttall, Treasurer Pamela Smith and State Central Committee Member Kera Birkeland.
After researching the facts, talking to community members and maybe even viewing one of the Morgan County School District’s community presentations regarding the voted local levy, you may be wondering how you can keep an eye on tax rates should the levy pass.
Kenneth W. Nelson and Neeta K. Nelson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on May 4, 1963, in the Rock Church in Morgan and they were later sealed in the Ogden Temple.
The Northeastern Utah Region Sterling Scholars competition was held Monday, April 15, 2013, at Wasatch High School in Heber City. This region consists of students from Altamont, Duchesne, Dugway, Grantsville, Morgan, North Summit, Park City, Rich, South Summit, Tabiona, Uintah, Union, Wasatch and Wendover high schools.
As we grow closer to the end of another school year, I wanted to take the time to pay tribute to all of our wonderful and dedicated teachers within the district. They are truly professionals who have made the decision to center their careers on the betterment of our youth.
Monday, April 22, the Morgan Community Choir held its 15th Annual Spring Concert. The choir took center stage in their matching blue dresses, cummerbunds and bow ties. Milan Mecham narrated the program as Lois Manning directed the choir.
Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to try out MyHeritage.com. MyHeritage has been around for a few years now. Their primary product has been family trees and they have specialized in helping families work together.
Morgan County is making equipment available to the public in an effort to control noxious weeds county-wide. Backpack sprayers and sprayers that can be attached to ATVs will be available Mondays and Thursdays from the county extension office free of charge for county residents. The equipment was purchased by the Morgan County Weed Board.
Ken Hicks was honored as the Morgan County recipient of the 2013 Utah Silver Bowl Award at a ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel in Provo, Utah, on April l6. A luncheon was given in honor of volunteers throughout the state featuring Bob Evans of Fox 13 News as master of ceremonies. Remarks were offered by Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell and LaDawn Stoddard of the Utah Commission on Volunteers.
“I’ve looked at it as a blessing in disguise,” Gentry Lawson said of being too sick to attend Monday’s Boston Marathon. Lawson had been excited to compete in the Boston Marathon; it was something on his bucket list that he was really looking forward to.
Not so long ago a young woman from Star Valley, Wyom., spent her time growing up with four brothers. Each of them being wrestlers, they did not hesitate to include her in their rough housing. Natalie focused her energy on the more refined skills related to dance, but she is a more capable wrestler than you might expect.
Sister Jessica Little and Elder Brandon Little, daughter and son of Darwin and Tami Little, have returned home from their missions. Jessica served in the Florida Jacksonville mission and Brandon served in the West Virginia Charleston mission. They will both be speaking on Sunday, April 28, at 9 a.m. at the Morgan Stake Center.
Reid Wilkinson, son of Dee and Lori Wilkinson, arrived at the Salt Lake City Airport on Thursday, April 17 in the evening. Reid just completed a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan and gets to spend two weeks with his family.
Morgan native Billy Peterson is an experienced runner, having competed in over 50 marathons including three previous runs in Boston. During the race last week, Peterson did something unique in his running career: he took his cell phone and seemingly saved his wife and young daughter from tragedy.
Many different opinions were aired at the last community meeting hosted by the Morgan County School District discussing the voted local levy. The April 18 meeting was held at Morgan Elementary School and was one of the last of the 18 meetings the district scheduled to disseminate information regarding the levy that will be on the June 25 ballot.
Connie Porter Murdock
ROY – Connie Murdock, 75, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend of many passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the Roy 9th Ward Chapel (4250 S. 2175 W.) The family will meet with friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the church.
Our Monday Morning League is now over for the season and we had our banquet Monday night at Parkside Lanes with Denise’s from Coalville catering. Our theme for the dinner was a Birthday theme and it was in honor of Ethel McQueen, who this summer, will turn 90 years old! Happy Birthday and thank you to all of our great officers and bowlers for a wonderful year!
The purpose of Operation Graduation is to keep our graduates safe and in a positive environment where they can celebrate with their graduating class the night of graduation. Preparation for this year’s Operation Graduation began in July of 2012. Operation Graduation sponsors a food booth at the Morgan County Fair. Seniors and their parents work at the booth to raise money for the Operation Graduation Celebration that will be held the night of graduation.
We have had a lot of success this year with our Science Olympiad program. The students worked hard for many months. I am so proud of their hard work and dedication. The following paragraphs explain what this program is about.
This school year I have had the opportunity to participate in a Principals Academy for the elementary math and science core curriculum. One of the presenters at the academy asked,with all of the expectations we have on teachers in regards to high-stakes testing and student growth, why do we set elementary teachers up to fail? He went on to explain that traditionally elementary teachers are expected to teach multiple different subjects yet are expected to provide the same quality instruction in each of those classes as a teacher assigned to teach one or two subjects. While listening I found myself wondering what we could do at MMS to help our sixth grade teachers and students have the greatest opportunity for success. During a recent PLC I shared with the sixth grade team the things I had learned and was thinking about to get their ideas on how we could make changes to enhance student learning.
I would love to say thank you for your thoughts, kind words, your flowers, your food, your calls and visits and your friendship that has been shown to me during my illness. I am not use to being ill, but with all of the kindness that has been given to me, it makes me again realize how wonderful people are in Morgan. Thank you again for everything. ShaRon Nelson
In my opinion, to take more money from the pockets of Morgan residents demonstrates arrogance of the Morgan school board members and Superintendent who want to preserve or expand the status quo rather than looking for ways to cut programs, eliminate waste, and better manage existing tax revenue.
It was standing room only Tuesday when the Morgan City Planning Commission unanimously denied a conditional use permit for a residential group home. More than 90 residents crowded the council chambers, where Alpha Counseling and Treatment presented plans for a group home for “disabled youth suffering from autism, Asperger’s syndrome and similar challenges” at 535 Derrick Circle.
Our league is now over for the season and our big 1st place winners are team Northrop Grumman and team members are Ashton Hoopes, Pat Olsen, Pat Bird, and Randy Glanville. In 2nd place is team Holy Bowlers and team members are Cathy Friery, Laurel Hoopes and Dave and Ruth Preece. Our high scores and series for our last week go to Cody Coleman 186, Steve Michealson 205=508, Pat Olsen 205=552, Mike Shope 186, Teresa Shope 151, Lynsey Enlow 205=526, Craig Mahoskey 258=682, Misty Spendlove 197=487, Dillon Smith 197=538, Heather Lombard 173, Danny Kline 278=602, Cathy Friery 168=465, Ruth Preece 161, Bill Skeen 192=522, Susan Skeen 159, Kasie Chappell 157, and Shadd Straw 197=503. Great bowling everyone and see you next year!
Natasha Andersen, daughter of Lance and Janel Andersen, has been selected as Morgan High School’s English Sterling Scholar. Natasha has loved taking art, choir, English, and creative writing classes because they allow her to express herself. She loves reading and writing, drawing and painting, and participating in choir, soccer, and track. Natasha has been involved as a member of FBLA, National Honor Society, choir, Academic Decathlon, Academic Olympiad, and the soccer and track teams. She currently serves as the Interact Service Club President, an NHS president, an Ovation! choir section leader, and a Seminary Council member. Natasha is proud of her accomplishments of being selected as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, getting a 36 on each section of the ACT, and being selected for Academic All-State in girls’ soccer. Natasha plans to attend either Brigham Young University or Utah State University in the fall and major in English.