As a very concerned citizen, I would like to share some totally disturbing facts about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) which is quickly looming before us. It will affect EVERYONE especially seniors, the disabled, babies born with defects, etc. Most Americans are against it; only 12percent in a recent poll felt it would be a positive for Americans yet, the powers in Washington are set on giving us this beginning of socialized medicine.
Sister Katie Seely has been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. Sister Seely will speak in the Mountain Green Ward (5378 West Old Highway Road, Mountain Green, Utah) at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, Sept 22, 2013. She will report to the Provo MTC on the following Wednesday, Sept 25, 2013, and will serve for 18 months.
Danielle Durrant and Cody Ben Rich have chosen Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 to join together in marriage. A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 4- 6 p.m. at the home of David and Angie Durrant, 641 West Elk Run Drive, Morgan, Utah. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held at the Rock Church in Morgan.
The MorganMTB Race Team opened their season with an impressive showing last Saturday. Twenty-four students from Morgan High joined over 600 other students from around the state in the first race of the Utah High School Cycling League 2013 race series.
Administrators in the Morgan County School District plan to survey parents to measure interest in the four-day school week. The estimated 292 schools in the United States that have tried operating on a four-day school week have discovered many benefits and drawbacks along the way. Here are some of them:
JR Hopkin is excited about a lot of changes in his future, most of all a new baby to arrive in early October. In addition to his bundle of joy, Hopkin plans on a change of occupations. After 8 years of serving Morgan delicious cooked-to-order burgers and fries, Hopkin has decided to hand the torch over to someone else. Hopkin plans to sell Steph’s to local businessman Blane Smith. This will be the first time since the business has opened in 1957 that someone outside the family has owned the establishment.
This last week Ancestry.com announced a new agreement with FamilySearch to publish a billion new records over the next few years. The agreement and relationship between FamilySearch and Ancestry is significant and will add a large amount of new records that have never been published before.
When you come into the Morgan School District Office, the first smiling face you see or sweet voice you hear belongs to Denise Rich. You know from the minute you meet her that she cares about you and will take care of whatever you need.
The Murray Invitational stands out as one of the largest races on the schedule with more than 50 high schools competing. On Friday, Sept. 6, the Morgan High Cross Country team participated in the competition. The race is characterized by large crowds and many false starts. Several times before each of the rookie, JV, and varsity races, the starting gun goes off only to be followed by a chorus of guns several seconds later indicating someone has fallen and the race needs to start again. This is emotionally and physically taxing on runners as they sprint start several times before a clean start allows them to settle into a race pace. Add to this temperatures in the high 90s and the event can be exhausting.
In the absence of ordinances long since repealed, Morgan County officials are considering a new flexible subdivision ordinance that would make way for the clustering of building lots and preservation of open space.
Questar Gas is requesting a decrease in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the annual bill for the typical residential customer will decrease by about $10 beginning Oct. 1.
If you have precious manuscript materials about your ancestors coming across the plains, consider sharing it with a new project coming to the Morgan County Library on Sept. 19, 2013, from noon to 6 p.m.
Lesli Jensen has now lived in Morgan for three years and continues to be grateful for living in such a beautiful valley. In the short amount of time she has lived here, she has been able to have a big impact on the lives of many Morgan residents. Through her two business, Essential Wellness Massage and Sunshine Dreams (a Sewing and Crocheting business), she helps others relieve tension, feel better, finish projects and learn new skills.
Please accept our hearfelt gratitude for the many acts of kindness with cards, food, flowers, calls or any other thoughtful deeds on behalf of our Dad, brother, grandpa and great-grandpa during his recent passing.
Cameron Jarrett has been called to serve in the Chile Rancagua Mission. Elder Jarrett will speak in the Rosehill Ward (Mountain Green Chapel, 4150 W. Old Highway Road) at 2:50 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2013. He will report to the Chile MTC on Oct. 9, 2013, to begin his two-year assignment. Please join us at the open house for Elder Jarrett on Sept. 15, 2013, at 4:15 p.m., 4223 Iris Ave, Mountain Green.
Brent & Cindy Clark are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Andrea, to Levi Gardner, son of Phillip & RayeLynn Gardner. The couple will be married on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple.
Mark and Dantzel Wall of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Danielle Joyce Wall, to Brennan Fitzgerald Hand, son of Haywood and Kimberly Hand of Buena Vista, Virginia. The couple was married in Sweet Briar, Virginia, on Aug. 31. A reception will be held in their honor Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the backyard of the bride’s parents, 4265 S. Highway 66, Porterville, Utah. A barn dance will follow from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Wall’s Red Barn. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held at the Workman Residence at Tifie Ranch, 6100 S. Highway 66, Porterville, Utah. In case of oversight, please join us in the celebration.
Tiffany Olson and Jacob William Ure will unite in marriage in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A reception will be held in their honor Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Snowbasin Resort from 6 to 8 p.m.
As the Morgan County School District goes through the arduous process of tackling their budgetary woes, boardmembers and many in the community tried to come up with solutions. The idea for changing to a four-day school week was briefly discussed.
Saturday, Aug. 30, was an exciting day for Morgan residents Cameron Jones and Chad Peterson. Having traveled to Loveland, Colorado, to compete in the High Plains Regional Finals in team roping, their years of training and practice paid off. Cousins, Jones and Peterson participated in the #10 Shoot-Out and took home the win along with the pot of $10,082, a pair of Martin Trophy saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex earnings which will help send them to compete in the United States Team Roping Championships National Finals.
Friday the 13th might prove to be a lucky day for Morgan residents with a taste for salty or sweet snacks and meals. Pretzelmaker is set to open doors to delightful smells and tasty treats at 10 a.m. at the newest location on State Street in Morgan City. It is located in the north end of the former bus garage, where it has undergone a transformation into a tantalizing establishment.
On Wednesday, Aug. 18, Morgan hosted Glenn J Kimber for a community question-and-answer period to learn about a new school that will soon be moving to Morgan City. In attendance were Morgan Mayor Jim Egbert, Councilwoman Shelly Betz, Councilman Ray Little, as well as residents interested in learning more about the history and curriculum of this private education center that will soon be offering what is being considered a God- and country-centered educational alternative to the parents of Morgan county and surrounding areas.
The Morgan High Trojans went on the road for the first time of the year and battled against the South Summit Wildcats. The game was not decided until the final moments where the Wildcats defense had enough energy in the end to stop the Trojans at the goal line resulting in a 13-12 victory. The loss brought the Trojans season record to 1-1.
The Morgan Storm U13 Girls competition soccer team won the Layton Strikers Cup held Aug. 13 to 17. The girls played hard against opponents from Layton and Ogden to reach the final game with two wins and a loss.
Congratulations to Ted and Sandy Carter who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Ted was raised in Porterville, while Sandy was raised in Rigby, ID. They met while they were both serving a mission for the LDS church in the Great Lakes Mission.
Danielle Kay and Tyson Dearden were sealed in the Bountiful, Utah LDS Temple on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. That evening they enjoyed a beautiful garden reception with family and friends at the bride’s parents’ home.
Sportsmen hunt the world over for quality hunting supplies and the residents of Morgan are lucky enough to have the only Browning outlet store in the world brimming with quality products at discounts in their own backyard. Along with all of the quality products, a new face has been added to manage the quality service the Browning Outlet Store has to offer.
Ron Litchfield of Clearfield, Utah, has accepted the offer to serve as the new transportation supervisor for the Morgan School District. Although Litchfield began work on Thursday after being chosen by a local selection committee, the school board will officially approve his employment at their September board meeting.
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.