Last week the Morgan High School cross country team competed in two separate events. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the Trojans embarked on the long trek to Roosevelt to compete against five other schools in a traditional 5K format. It became a race to the starting line for the Morgan athletes. The school bus had broken down in Summit County, causing significant delays for the team and potentially jeopardizing their ability to compete. Runners from the other schools had been warming up on the course and were gathered at the starting line ready to race.
Alayna Gunn of Morgan has earned a $2,000 academic scholarship from Alliance for Affordable Services. Gunn plans to attend Brigham Young University this fall. This year Alliance awarded $186,000 in scholarships to 138 students across the United States. Since 1996, the Alliance Scholarship Program has supported approximately 1,600 students with more than $2.3 million in scholarships.
Morgan County Search & Rescue members were recently invited by Wasatch County Search & Rescue to participate in a joint training exercise involving water rescue and recovery. This training was conducted at Soldier Creek Reservoir and involved both the Wasatch County dive boat and their new Sonar equipped boat. Also involved were dog teams from Great Basin K9 Search & Rescue that are utilized not only on land for searches, but are also capable of using their skills on water rescues.
Coldwell Banker® Realtor® Dava Jensen has lived in Morgan for over 20 years. Throughout that time she has been grateful to not only call it home, but to have been able to work and serve the people of Morgan County.
Berkyn and Cooper are excited to announce the marriage of their mother Jenifer Brook Hogge Adams to Troy Kent Kolan. The couple was married Aug. 15 at sunset on the shore of Bear Lake. After the ceremony, in their wedding attire, they mounted long boards and paddled out onto the lake.
Consultant Matthew Godfrey with Better City said Morgan County’s economic development future could lie in courting the shooting sports industry. The move would accompany an overall recreation push for the county’s future.
Our Morgan Trojan football team held nothing back in their blow-out season opening victory over Delta. The team used their incredible defensive efforts to block Delta out completely, which secured their 35-0 win. What a great start to what is sure to be a memorable and successful 2013-14 season.
The Federation of Genealogical Societies conference is going in right now in Ft. Wayne, Indiana home of the Allen County Public Library. The Allen County Library is one of the largest genealogical libraries in the United States.
The Morgan High School Cross Country Team started out with a bang at the Premiere Invite held Saturday, Aug. 17 in Tooele. With just a few weeks of practices under their belt, students loaded the bus ready to compete. Coming off a couple years of inconsistency having had multiple coaches, the cross country team has a new coach, Brennan Fuller, who is ready to help them succeed. Coach Fuller is a newer addition to Morgan High School and is excited to establish a program for the students that will help them make and achieve their goals.
The Morgan Lions Club, the oldest continuously serving service club in the county, held its installation program for the new 2013-2014 officers. The meeting was held Thursday evening, Aug. 13, in North Morgan when Lions and their wives met for a wonderful meal and meeting.
LaNeece Davenport from the Wasatch Front Regional Council attended this week’s Morgan County Council of Governments (COG) meeting to discuss Morgan County’s participation in a regional broadband study.
Kylie Val Sorensen and Tanner Scott Earl have chosen Saturday, Aug. 24,2013, to join together in marriage. A garden reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the home of Daniel and Vickie Oliver, 2344 Line Creek Rd, Morgan, Utah.
Grappling with a budgetary shortfall of over $300,000, and upcoming health care reform implementation, the Morgan School District has been making cuts that have affected many area bus routes. The changes affect students, parents, bus drivers and administrators.
Each week Kevin Eubank and the KSL Weather team select a photo of the week to feature on their nightly Eyewitness News on Channel 5. Local photographer Christian Peay was not only selected for such but was also chosen as the winner of the best picture of the month. Part of his prize package will include having his winning photo showcased in the July section of the 2014 Les Olson Calendar.
The Young Ford in Morgan’s grand opening event on Saturday, Aug. 17 was meant as a reflection of what the new owners hope their reputation will continue to be in Morgan County: family friendly, fun and fair.
Over the past several years FamilySearch has been working with a number of commercial companies, other non-profits, and many archives to help publish more records. FamilySearch now has more than 200 cameras operating worldwide in archives capturing images of birth, marriage, death, probate, military, and a variety of other records. This work adds to the more than 3.3 billion images already in the Granite Mountain Records Vault.
OnTimeBus today announces the release of its bus tracking web application for free to all Morgan County School District families with bus riding students. The OnTimeBus service aids parents and students by showing bus stop locations and bus positions on a live map.
The Morgan County Council has made moves to have the Utah State Second District Court take over funding and administration of its Morgan County location. Now, the county will not have to pay for an employee to function as the Second District Court clerk in the county clerk’s office.
On behalf of the Morgan County Fair Kids Games, we would like to give a big shout out to all those who volunteered their time and the companies that donated so generously to make the games a success this year.
As school bells are days away from ringing, children are gathering supplies from lists the schools have sent out. While they are not mandatory, the items are purchased by able parents to ensure a successful year for their student. Teachers have been readying classrooms for pupils throughout the district and thanks to generous citizens, a dozen classrooms will be well stocked without the burden falling on the teachers.
This week FamilySearch and the other libraries involved in their book digitization project (BYU, Allen County Public Library, Clayton Library, and Mid-Continent Library) announced a milestone of 100,000 books published online. The effort to digitize books that are out of copyright, and make them available on FamilySearch.org has been ongoing for several years, but has picked up speed over the last two years.
“Dig Into Reading” is the theme for the next family fun night at Morgan County Library, which has also been the theme for 2013 summer reading program. Librarian Valerie Hancock explained, “The evening’s event will represent both the quarterly family fun night and the summer reading program’s closing activity.” It will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
It is great to be a part of the Morgan School District. It is a real treat to live in such a beautiful area surrounded by spectacular scenery and good people. Everyone has been very welcoming, and I thank you for your kindness. I look forward to being a part of your successful academic and extra-curricular traditions and having some fun along the way.
I want to share with you a local business that provides a relaxed atmosphere, great customer service and quality of life, all while providing a desperately needed service to our community. Unfortunately, this business won’t be patronized by many Morgan residents for many years to come and then it will be under difficult circumstances.