Bryan Smith is the son of Jeffery and Glenna Smith. Early on, even before his freshman year, Smith knew he wanted to be a Sterling Scholar. To fulfill this dream, he studied hard, kept his options open and made sure to communicate effectively with family, friends and teachers. Keeping his priorities straight was another big key to getting him to where he is now.
Candace Gunn, the daughter of Brian and Alisa Gunn, is the Instrumental Music Sterling Scholar for Morgan High School. She started playing the piano at about the age of 6 and began playing the oboe in band in seventh grade. As a freshman, she learned how to play the flute so that she could play in the pep band. In parades, she plays the tenor drums in the Morgan High School Drum Line.
Christian Elton is the Morgan High General Sterling Scholar. He is the son of Richard and Candice Elton. Christian loves learning, reading, sports, and girls. Christian plays football, soccer and tennis. He loves anything that has to do with learning.
Collin Gibb, son of Nathan and Suzanne Gibb, is this year’s Sterling Scholar for vocal performance. His interest in music has stemmed from living in a family where music is valued and has an ever-present influence. He began playing the piano at the age of 6. His mom taught him, but after three years of lessons, he began teaching himself. At the age of 8 he received a guitar for Christmas. Since then, he has been playing and teaching others the basics of the instrument. His guitar playing is accompanied with composition of his own songs, which he performs for friends and family at local acoustic shows.
Andrea is the daughter of John and Camille Millburn. Growing up in a family of four brothers, she has grown to love sports and the outdoors. Her family is very important to her. She loves spending time with them and is so thankful for all the support and love they give to her.
Lauren Casper is the daughter of Dale and Robyn Casper. As a child, she had the privilege of living in Japan with her family. Throughout her time in Japan she learned to love the Japanese people and their rich culture. This cultivated a desire within her to continue to see new places and learn new things. During her time at Morgan High School, she has made sure to take every class available that would increase her knowledge about the various civilizations and cultures throughout the world.
Rebekah Peterson is the daughter of Rich and Jenn Peterson. Peterson has loved math since she was a young child and that love of math has helped her to excel. Not one to sit back and relax, Peterson has taken on every scholastic, leadership and service opportunity that she could fit into her schedule. As soon as she found out about the Sterling Scholar program, she was immediately interested and was amazed at how her desire to be involved had helped prepare her for this opportunity.
Although the controversy over the “common core” has been going on for a couple of years, my conversations outside of fellow educators have been limited to only a few individuals. That began to change the night of the Republican Party Caucus meetings in my precinct. I have been amazed at the lack of understanding and misinformation possessed by several individuals that I’ve talked with; thus the impetus for this response. The purpose of this response is not to change the minds of those who are opposed, but to simply provide those who are honestly seeking information with the other side of the story.
Nicole Ann Reardon and Jason Boyd Carrigan have chosen Saturday April 12, 2014, as their wedding day. A reception will be held in their honor at the Ben Lomand Suites in Ogden Utah from 6:30 p.m until 8:30 p.m. that evening.
The Morgan County Farm Bureau invites all citizens to a Meet the Candidate Night and the annual Farm Bureau issue surfacing meeting. The meeting will be held at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9.
Candidates for State Senate District #18 have been invited as have candidates for House District #53. All candidates who filed for Morgan County offices have also been invited to attend.
Candidates will be given a short time to introduce themselves and an opportunity will be given for the public to ask questions about issues of general interest.
At the end of the candidate portion of the meeting, the Farm Bureau will accept input on issues important to Morgan County residents. Farm Bureau is interested in issues that affect citizens locally, statewide and nationally.
For more information, contact Morgan County Farm Bureau Vice President Randy Sessions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I purchased the newspaper about four and a half years ago I did not understand the genealogical value of community papers. Unlike the large daily newspapers that are struggling to stay alive, community newspapers are, in general, doing well. They provide content that can be found nowhere else. There is very little content online or being written, other than in social media, about the events at a local level. This is the staple of community newspaper content.
The Sterling Scholar nominees from North Summit High School and Morgan High School were recognized and honored on March 24, 2014, at the ninth annual Sterling Scholar Recognition Banquet at the Spring Chicken Inn, Morgan. After each name was read, Holcim (US) Inc. Plant Manager David E. Fletcher presented them with a certificate, as well as a copy of the book by Sean Covey, “The Habits of Highly Effective Teens” as a token of appreciation and remembrance of this evening.
March 27, our Morgan Troyettes took flight to sunny California to compete on a national stage against the nation’s best dancers. Nineteen of the 21 Troyettes traveled to show off their talented kicks, turns and splits at a USA competition at the Anaheim convention center.
Snowbasin Resort’s second annual Totally 80s Weekend, April 12 – 13, will include an exciting addition this year: an 80s Splash-Down Throw-Down Pond Skim. This hilarious event will be fun for spectators and participants alike. The entire weekend will be jam-packed with free 80s themed fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Hildegard Maria Voigt, age 87, passed away on Monday, March 31, surrounded by her family. Hildegard was born in Tuebingen, Germany. on March 14, 1927, to loving parents Karl Gottlieb Eugen Juengling and Hilde Barbara (Fahrner). Her brother Karl was two years older and they stayed close all their lives.
Rella Robertson Williams was reunited with the love of her life on March 31, 2014, after succumbing to congestive heart failure. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend at the time of her passing. Rella was born of strong pioneer heritage on February 22, 1924, to Hyrum Boyack Robertson and Lenorah Rowe in Spanish Fork, Utah. She lived a life centered on family, friends, church, kindness towards all, and a genuine love of life. She loved keeping a beautiful home, hostessing, and sewing.
If Morgan voters approve a sales tax increase in November, UTA could be coming to the county, but not in their traditional big buses. In response to a November request from the Morgan County Council, the Utah Transit Authority has proposed unique transportation options for the county.
Brooklynd Preator, 21, left her hometown of Henefer on her way to work as a teller at the Morgan Goldenwest Credit Union branch. She had been working there since August, and called a coworker to tell her she would be late to work the morning of March 28 because she had been involved in an icy accident on Interstate 84 near Taggart’s.
What did our great great great grandparents care about? In many ways this was the focus of the talk by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at RootsTech.
When Morgan High School moved from Region 11 to Region 10 beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, their local sports ticket revenues dropped almost $3,000 while tickets to region and state events more than doubled.
After a month of competitions and several weeks of studying, the Morgan Middle School Annual Spelling Bee culminated Friday, March 21 with 24 sixth to eight grade students going head to head for the title. The first round brought words such as “automaton” and “butte,” ending with 16 boys and girls left in the competition.
Veterans of the Vietnam Era, here is your homecoming. Saturday, March 29, 2014, has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day. The United States was a different place back in the 60s and 70s. The nation was tired and disgruntled about a war so far away. It became very unpopular with the American people.
The Morgan Company of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers are volunteering to pay the $30 entrance fee for any local young women interested in participating in The Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant held April 10 to 12.
The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers honored the annual winners of the Pioneer Essay Contest at their March 24 monthly meeting. First place went to Peter Christensen, son of Clint and Teri Christensen; second place went to Heather McMillan, daughter of Scott and Cyndi McMillan; third place went to Dillon Petty, son of William and Kelli Petty. Each of the participants received a cash prize.
If you haven’t taken the opportunity to view the Morgan County Historical Society website, you might want to take a look. The site now includes the video, “Welcome to Peterson.” The video/slide show is approximately 15 minutes in length. It gives a brief history of the early settlement, the four schools, stores and hotel that were located in the community. Although it is not a complete history of the area, it presents some interesting facts and background information.
We never fully appreciate the value of a small community, friends, family and neighbors until a life-changing event occurs. On Saturday, March 22, 2014, Wilkinson Construction and Morgan Valley Polaris had a life-changing event.
Our loving sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Bonnie Jean Calderwood, age 84, returned to our Heavenly Father on March 21, 2014. She passed away peacefully with her dear cousin and special friend, June C. Wilde, by her side in the Family Tree Assisted Living Center, Morgan, Utah.
The Night Out with the Troyettes is always fun for all the dancers in Morgan County. It celebrates the art of dance and a year of accomplishment. Each year, the Morgan Academy of Dance members join the Troyettes and the Future Troyettes in making this an enjoyable night for the entire community.
In the late afternoon of Saturday March 22, Kelly Pentz, an employee of Polaris, went into the shop behind the Polaris Dealership and Wilkinson Construction offices, where he noticed water on the floor coming from the broiler room. This unusual sight was accompanied by the smell of smoke. He quickly surveyed the boiler room where there were no apparent flames.
As Pentz went upstairs, he found the source of the smoke and began to dowse the flames with a fire extinguisher. He was then joined by TJ McMillan and Garrett Kippen, who also work for Polaris.
Judging on the number of candidates filing for a position on local and state school boards, education seems to be a hot topic in Morgan County.
Of the 30 Morgan County residents who filed for a government office last week, almost half of them were for a seat on either the Morgan County School Board or Utah State School Board District 1.
Of the 14 positions candidates filed for in Morgan County, the only races that will go to a June 24 primary election are for District 2 and 4 on the Morgan County School Board.
Six candidates will find themselves involved in the primary election for seats on the Morgan County School Board. At the same time, six other county residents who filed as candidates for one of the 14 local positions up for grabs will run unopposed in their campaigns.
Incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith will join opponents Roland Haslam and Ted W. Taylor in the primary election for the four-year District 2 Morgan School Board. Incumbent Mark A. Farmer will face opponents Anna Phelps and Alan Vesper in a primary election for the four-year District 4 Morgan School Board seat.
This last week I was part of the beta test for LDS Member access to MyHeritage, FindMyPast, and Ancestry. I set up free accounts. It was easy to do and the access to more experiences and records is great. Just after I set up the accounts I received a welcome email from MyHeritage. It was a nice email and invited me to do a few things on the site. I went back to the site and added a little more information to my tree. I liked the ease of adding information on MyHeritage and thought that their process of adding me as a new customer was good. Today, however, the real fun began.