Citizens of Morgan County are invited to attend the open house and dedication of the new Trojan Century Center Tuesday, May 8. The open house will run from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with dedication ceremonies running from 6:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Park City High School was the site of this year’s annual Deseret News –KSL sponsored Sterling Scholar program for the Northeastern Utah area. Fourteen schools participate in this competition. Morgan High nominees fared well amongst highly qualified candidates.
The Morgan Chamber of Commerce met on Thursday, April 26. The presentation focused on the services of the NorthFront Business Recourse Center whose grand opening was yesterday. Steve Cloward from the DATC NorthFront BRC spoke to the chamber and presented the opportunities for Morgan businesses offered by the center.
On Tues. May 1, The Morgan Elementary School had visitors from The White House, even Senator Mike Lee and some of his office staff Larry Shepherd, and Boyd Matheson. They talked with Mr. Wolfe and presented him a gift for the school, of a flag that has flown over the United States Capitol on behalf of the students and faculty of the Morgan Schools. “Senator Lee was kind enough to surprise us and present the school with the flag that was flown over the capital,” said Mr. Wolfe.
The Morgan High Men’s Tennis Team is off to a great start. The Varsity team is undefeated in Region so far. They recently participated in the Logan Tournament, playing several 4A and 5A schools. On Monday, April 23, they played against Ben Lomond.
Six weeks ago any bugs spotted around Morgan Elementary would be squished, swatted or exterminated on the spot. Now there is a celebrated multi-legged creature crawling through the halls of the school.
Morgan Middle School took ten 7th graders and eleven 8th graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back. All 21 students scored in the top 50%. Special congratulations are given to Sadie Carter, Logan Jones, Logan Cameron, Savana Carter, Jaiden Farr, and Tyler Payne for scoring in the top 25%, and to Carter Bailey, Ryan Milburn, Konnor Andrews, Weston Blocker, and Colin Smith for scoring in the top 10%. Our students did an outstanding job, considering we were competing against all schools this year, no matter their size. This would not be unlike all schools, from 1A through 5A, playing for the state championship in a given sport.
I remember doing an article earlier this year about bullying but I think that this week, I need to go deeper into it. We all know that bullying is wrong but why does it still occur? Maybe those who bully can’t forgive others for their mistakes. Maybe those who bully have problems of their own and they don’t know who to take their problems out on. None the less, BULLYING IS WRONG!
The students from Mountain Green Elementary School were pleased to have Rick Tolman, author of the book I Saw A Purple Bubble, visit their school. Mr. Tolman spent a full day at the school reading to individual classes and talking to the students about the importance of using their imagination. The students were absolutely delighted with the book and thoroughly enjoyed the time that Mr. Tolman spent talking to them about why and how he wrote the book, the beautiful illustrations that are in the book, and the process that he went through to get the book published. Author visits are always fun learning events for the students and we appreciate the time that Mr. Tolman spent to help cultivate the students’ love of books.
As the world turns, we celebrate another Earth Day. Did you plant a tree? Recycle a water-bottle, or walk to work? Did you at least stop and smell the roses? Whatever you did, thank you! The support of Earth Day has definitely grown and rightfully so. The Earth is our home and we need to take care of it any way we can. But the Earth has another precious resource that needs protecting, maintaining and celebrating: YOU! When was the last time you celebrated your worth? When was the last time you took time to be thankful for the amazing person you are? Have you forgotten the value of you? Maybe you’ve been too busy? Well, take time today, right now even, and celebrate you. I know life’s not perfect, not even close, but like Earth Day, with celebration also comes a dedication to living a better life; to not only preserving our future, but learning to enjoy the journey along the way.
Each month Morgan County 4-H has hosted a family craft night at the courthouse. Crafts have varied and reflect the season. Aprils craft celebrated Earth Day by planting different kinds of seeds in toilet paper containers to grow indoors until it is warm enough for them to survive outside. Kelly Carter 4-H Assistant has planned and presented the activities.
FamilySearch has quietly published free access to all of the United States Census, just as the 1940 project gets seriously underway. More than a year ago FamilySearch announced a joint project with Ancestry.com to improve the currently published censuses. Ancestry provided their index to the censuses and volunteers at FamilySearch did a second index of all the names. The results were then arbitrated to create a better quality index. FamilySearch created a new set of higher quality digital images from the original microfilm for many of the years as well.
The long awaited day of the opening of the Northfront Business Resource Center (DATC) Morgan center is now becoming a reality If you have driven by and seen the changes of the old Val’s Flower Business, you’ll see a fresh new face on the building, with new paint, and completely remodel as it’s transformed into the Northfront Business Resource Center. (DATC)
Utah State Republican Delegate Kristin Price, from Congressional District 4, was asked to attend a Utah State School Board meeting on April 13, to get a better understanding of the controversial Common Core Initiative supported by Gov. Gary Herbert.
Bryce M Smalley and Kelsie Packham are happy to announce their marriage on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Kelsie is the daughter of Stephanie and Trent Packham of Loveland Colorado, and Bryce is the son of Scott and Wendy Smalley of Mountain Green. The bride and groom both attend Utah State University. In the case of any oversight, all friends and family are invited to attend a celebration that evening at The Canterbury Place, 197 East 500 South Bountiful Utah between 6 - 8 p.m.
Clarence Dawson Nelson, 79, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Lakeview Hospital. He was born on June 30, 1932 to Clarence Sherman and Florence Dawson Nelson in Ogden, Utah. Clarence graduated from Ogden High School. He moved to Morgan where he resided for 16 years before returning to Ogden where he has lived since.
Each year the Lt. Governor presents the Silver Bowl Award to volunteers for outstanding volunteer service. This year Mable Welsh received the Silver Bowl award. She was the only volunteer at the ceremony in Provo to receive a standing ovation and then a kiss on the forehead from the Lt. Governor.
Just when it seems that only negative headlines prevail, business corruption is increasing and a ‘survival of the fittes’t mindset seems the reality of the world, Salt Lake City RIGS brings the refreshing and sometimes surprising hope that perhaps we are getting some things right after all.
The Utah Republican Party nominating convention was held on April 21. US House representative Rob Bishop who represents the Morgan area sailed through the convention and secured the nomination as candidate for US House District 1. He garnered more than 80% of the vote. Well over the 60% needed. Senator Hatch did not fare as well.
Jodi Hipwell currently represents district 1 on the Morgan School Board. Hipwell has been serving on the board since August of 2011 when she replaced Earl Ericksen who passed away. Hipwell had previously run against Ericksen in the election. Hipwell is running in the race with the most candidates in the county. She will face two opponents in a primary on June 26. The two other candidates for the School Board in District 1 are Tina Cannon and Lydia Nuttall. The two candidates with the most votes in the primary will continue on to the general election in November.
Going on their 2nd Annual Alumni Basketball game, coach Jim Wiscombe pulled together the generations from as far back as 1980 to the current graduating class of 2012 to play together on the home court.
The Trojan Track Team has been busy with meets at Bear River on April 4, a home meet April 11 and the Logan Invitational April 14. The girls won two of the meets and placed 6th at Logan out of 30 teams. The boys were second at Bear River and third at home and due to a band trip and the ACT could only send five boys to the Logan meet.
Morgan School District (MSD) employees had an opportunity this year to be involved in a new wellness program. A wellness committee was formed last year before school started to decide how to motivate the employees to incorporate healthy habits into their life. The committee decided to adopt a similar program developed by the Wasatch School District. The name of the program is “Seven Steps in Seven Months: Healthier Habits = Healthier You”. The goal of the committee for this year was to unite and encourage the employees of Morgan School District to improve overall health and wellness.
Have you ever had your nerves get the better of you? Don’t feel bad, everybody has had experiences where their nerves of steel suddenly turned into nerves of aluminum. From sports to special occasions, we’ve all choked or broke down in critical moments where our nervousness became our weakness. The list seems endless of when our nerves made us swerve off the roads of life and get stuck in the ruts of regret: Game time, test time, talks, speeches, seminars, unpaid bills, a new job, dating, confrontation, interviews, fear of failure, flying, performances, and proposals, etc., etc.! If only we could have a proxy for our missing moxie in those moments! How do we get past our unnerving fears and conquer our cold feet with courage when it’s our time to shine?
We live in a time when it is quite common to witness the devastation around the world from hurricanes, tornados, tsunamis and earthquakes on the nightly news. To many, it seems as if these disasters are becoming more frequent.
Morgan city has received final approval for the construction of the splash pad. They expect now to begin construction in May and have the facility ready for use this summer. Sponsorship opportunities continue, however.
The National Genealogical Society conference is coming up this year in Cincinnati, May 9-12. Each year this represents one of the best opportunities to meet other genealogists, and learn from some of the best researchers in the nation.
Saturday night 3 men, who were illegally fishing on private property, were stopped by Morgan Deputies. The records were run on all three men, when it was found that one of the men was wanted for 4 warrants for his arrest. The man took off running, and a foot chase evolved. The man ran across the river. The officers called on the state troopers and a canine unit to help in the pursuit. The man was arrested later when the deputies pulled over a vehicle from the same county as the man wanted for the warrants was from. The man in the vehicle was actually the friend called on to pick up his friend who was in hiding. The man driving the vehicle was not arrested as he provided information to police, but the friend who fled from authorities was arrested.
Barbara Anderson has been at the heart of the Weber State University Morgan Center since the office opened in the summer of 2001. She has seen incredible growth in the classes and services offered during the time she has been director. She is retiring from her position as the Director of the WSU Morgan Center and as an employee of Weber State University this spring after 11 years. Pam Carter will be the new director of the center.
All Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts were called on to do the annual food drive in Morgan. The Cub Scouts were responsible for getting the food bags out to every household, and the Scouts picked up the food bags and delivered them to Morgan Food Pantry.
Abby Jileen Boydstun and Nathan Reed Petersen will be married tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, 2012, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Draper Temple. A reception will follow from 7–9 p.m. at the Morgan Rock Church.
Family Tree Assisted Living of Morgan would like to invite the families and friends of Wanda Hansen, Swede Hickman, Fern Carter, Loraine Smith and June Wilde to celebrate their birthdays with us on April 21st at 2-4 p.m.
Elaine was working at American Optical in Salt Lake, and a friend told her she wanted Elaine to write to her cousin who was stationed in Korea. She started writing him and when he would come home from leave, they would date. He served a total of 3 years in the Marine Corp--13 months on the front lines in Korea. After his tour overseas, he was stationed in 29 Palms and in San Diego. He even participated in the Nuclear Bomb Tests in Nevada. He said that he saw and felt the atomic blast; the troops were half way out in the dessert when they were told that the wind had shifted and to turn back to the trenches. He said you could see the Joshua trees smoldering.
“One Dream, One Goal, One Team, One Soul.” That is the theme for the 2011-2012 Morgan High School Troyettes. On March 28th, as “One Team”, the Troyettes won first place at 2012 USA Dance/Drill National Competition held in Anaheim, California!
Gary Snyder has been working to build a new house on his lot for nearly two years. Snyder desired to build a larger house on his lot, but the area in which he lives is zoned for only one residence for the size of his lot. This would have meant that in order to build a new home Snyder would have been required to demolish his existing home. Snyder could not afford to build a new home and demolish the old one.
This year’s General Sterling Scholar at Morgan High School is Seanna Thornton, daughter of Doug and Janet Thornton! Seanna is the Student Body President at Morgan High School. She has also earned the honor of Academic All-State in girls’ tennis and attended the national FBLA competition in Nashville, Tennessee her junior year.