The entire student body of Mountain Green Elementary school received a special treat when local artist, Zach Winegar, carved the school mascot, an eagle, into one of the large pumpkins that have been on display at the school for the past few weeks. He carved the eagle into a 994 lb. pumpkin grown by Tyler Quigley, also of Mtn. Green.
How many times has this sentence been said, “I hate all the drama!”? More than a billion times. How many times has this sentence been said, “I am going to stop gossiping.”? Not enough. The only way to stop “drama” is to make a change from within you. You need to be able to look at yourself and say, “I am going to make that change!” We can’t just sit around and think that someone else is going to fix the problem.
Learning beyond the classroom is an essential part of a complete education. The Morgan County School District Community has an expressed dedication to this concept through our Mission Statement and imbedded within our instruction. “What does it look like?” is a common phrase educators use as we challenge ourselves and our colleagues during professional development and is also a phrase that is appropriate when planning successful educational experiences beyond the classroom. What is learning beyond the classroom and how can it be linked seamlessly to the activities and learning prepared for school?
Morgan Middle school culminated an event filled week Thursday afternoon, by hosting an assembly to reinforce the messages of the Red Ribbon Week campaign. Started in 1988, Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program which is used to teach students all across America the danger of illegal drugs.
Taking a vacation is a great way to get away from the daily noises that annoy us. We want to get away from the alarm clocks, boring board meetings, rush hour traffic, and unwanted phone calls. We seek the holy grail of getaways, the kind where we find both peace AND quiet. At least that’s the plan. Instead we end up trading one annoying noise for another. We may escape the familiar sounds of our daily lives only to spend our time listening for last boarding calls, taxi cabs, tour guides, room service, crowded lines, raucous restaurants, and of course, traffic. But listening is crucial to our journey. While some sounds get on our nerves, others warn us of danger, or comfort the wounded heart.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. In genealogy, a picture can be worth many hours of research. Seeing your research in new ways can help you to detect errors, see patterns, and identify new opportunities for research.
Morgan welcomed Richard and Linda Eyre last week as they presented information from their new book “The Entitlement Trap”. Morgan Empowered sponsored the event to help families in the area gather information that would assist and help in raising their children. The Eyre‘s wrote their book to help parents with the growing problem of entitlement.
Floyd and Charlotte Widdison have lived in Mountain Green for 40 years. They actually met in Morgan over 45 years ago when Charlotte taught elementary school and had Floyd’s younger brother in her third grade class. She also taught mutual in Morgan and had his 2 younger sisters in her class. Both the sisters and the brother kept telling Floyd what a nice teacher they had.
Once upon a time, Shane Carl York and Elisabeth Petersen crossed paths in the old Milton Church primary room. The event sparked a glorious and beautiful relationship. We are now excited to announce our upcoming wedding in the Salt Lake Temple on Saturday the 5th of November 2011.
Thank you for taking part in the R U Talented competition this last week. Morgan County floored me with the amount of votes you were able to get for MHS and McKenna. She was a fabulous representative for the school.
This edition marks the one hundredth issue published since Anne and I purchased The Morgan County News in November of 2009. It has been an interesting, educational, and enjoyable ride.
Running a local newspaper in a town with only a small number of businesses is challenging. For many years the newspaper has been on the edge of survival. Since 1923 it has been a labor of love for the publishers who have owned the newspaper.
There is so much more that can be said about Como Springs.
In all the published histories of Como, none have included the large fox farm there. It was located on the south part of Como Springs property. Several foxes were purchased by the Heiner’s to start the fox farm.
I am thankful for the opportunity we have to think of the good and positive aspects of our community and tell each other, by means of this newspaper. We all know some wonderful people that are in the Morgan area and one of my favorite people is Larry Turner. He is quite often standing by his bike and waving all that pass by. No matter what kind of day we are having, a wave from Larry with his big smile always makes things better.
Bridgette Suzanne Nielson, born on October 18, 2011, returned to her Heavenly Father on October 29, 2011. She was born and passed away at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bridgette is the daughter of Adam Heath and Stacy Carrigan Nielson of Williamsburg, Virginia. She has one sister, Andalyn Rose and two brothers, Myles Adam and Tucker Little; grandparents Dan and Tawna Nielson, Clearfield, UT; Steve and Suzanne Carrigan, Morgan, UT; great-grandparents Darrell and Luie Nielson, Kearns, UT; Ruby Carrigan, Morgan, UT; Fern Clarke Norton, Roy, UT; and great-great-aunt June Little, Morgan, UT and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Our sweet mom passed away October 26, 2011 at the Family Tree Assisted Living in Morgan. She was born October 5, 1924, to Juston Peter and Isabell Robinson Allred in Osgood, Idaho. She grew up in Osgood, graduating from Ammon High School in Idaho Falls. After graduation, her family moved to Utah, settling in Liberty where she met her husband, Vernon J. Shaw. They were married October 24, 1943, in Harrisville and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.
Days later and coach Liz Wiscombe still cannot believe the outcome of the 3A State Volleyball match, “We were expecting to win but not that easily”, said Wiscombe about the sweep against Snow Canyon. Snow Canyons team had taken state for the last five years in the 4A class division and expected to do the same in 3A.
Tony London has served on the Morgan City council for fourteen years. He grew up in Morgan County, in Croydon. After he married, in 1979, he moved to Morgan City. He has three children and two grandchildren. He works at Holcim as the plant terminal manager. His responsibility there is for shipping product to their customers.
With the dawning of a new age at the turn of the century, the beautiful Morgan valley experienced more rapid growth and change along with the rest of the nation. The changing times also changed the functioning of the American families, communities, and society as a whole.
In a show-case match featuring two tall and talented volleyball squads, the defending 3A champs from Morgan (21-4) came from behind to defeat the reigning 5A champs from Lone Peak 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, and 27-25.
The accreditation process is well underway at Morgan High School. As we prepare for the visiting team to arrive on March 13th and 14th, we have focused on the steps to make sure that our school is on track and ready to go. One of the first steps was to analyze our departmental effectiveness using the new guidelines provided by the state accreditation training team. Each department met and answered a series of eleven questions regarding various aspects of instruction and learning within their areas of expertise. Teachers were asked how they help one another throughout the department and school to better meet the needs of students. In reading the different responses, I am reassured by the strengths and talents of our faculty and staff. We have an amazing group of teachers who not only understand their content area, but also know and understand their students.
This year in 8th grade science we are doing a number of fun activities. We will make and erupt volcanoes, make and launch catapults and make grape smashers. The students have many chances to perform hands on experiments and labs. I believe that this enriches the learning environment.
Mrs. Breshears is the new English teacher in the Morgan School District this year. She teaches three tenth grade English classes at the high school in the mornings and two seventh grade English classes at the middle school in the afternoon. Mrs. Breshears graduated from our very own Morgan High School and went on to Weber State University afterwards. She put her degree on hold for a while to start a family but went back to school three years ago and received her bachelor’s degree from Weber State majoring in English Teaching with a Psychology Teaching minor.
The students at Mountain Green Elementary School have been getting a close up view of some very large pumpkins. The growers, Matt McConkie and Tyler Quigley, both residents of Mountain Green, brought the pumpkins to the school for display.
Morgan County Historical Society for pictures and history information.
In, looking back over the history of the Morgan County High School, one must regard its rapid development as most miraculous. In the fall of 1911, the high school began to take firm footing. The first year saw a sturdy bunch of twenty-two students and one instructor, Principal H. B, Fry, working hard against a thousand difficulties; yet never having the least idea of the great foundation they were laying. One room comprised the spacious apartments of the school in the present grade building.
Everyone gets sick sometimes and no matter when the sickness strikes it’s never pleasant. It’s miserable and often depressing. Being sick on vacation, however, is not only ironic, but an irritating interruption to your itinerary. You’re supposed to get sick during the work week, not when you’re trying to enjoy resting and relaxing, right? Nevertheless, an untimely illness can unravel the best travel plans in a heartbeat; accompanied by a cough, the sniffles and can turn your skip to the lou into a sprint to the loo.
As April approaches preparation work for the 1940 census continues. Ancestry.com announced that they will be providing a full index to the 1940 census once it is released. They intend to provide the index free for the first year.
DATC is moving forward with the project to build the Entrprenuerial Center. They expect to have the center open before the end of the year. Bidders need to be onsite or pre-bid meeting on November 2. Individuals interested in providing a bid on the remodeling can contact the DATC.
The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will exhibit the recent works of local artist, David W. Jackson of Mt. Green in the Main Gallery, November 4-29. The Carriage House Gallery will feature local artists with an Artist Invitational/Holiday Boutique exhibit through December. An opening reception for the Jackson exhibit and an evening of holiday shopping in the Carriage House Gallery is planned for Friday, November 4, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m.
In the 1920’s Leo Carter operated a Texico Service station on the corner of State street and 700 East, in North Morgan. In this station he also stalked some candy items from 1 cent a piece to 5 cents each. At times when you had a penny, nickel or dime, you could find some children visiting Leo’s to buy a treat. There were two gas pumps one with regular gas, and the other with Ethel.
On May 6, 1921, Dean Rock came into the world, a precious baby boy, born in the house across the street from the laundry mat. Born and raised in Morgan, Dean Rock is quite the alumnus, not only of Morgan High school, but of the beloved town as well. At ninety years old, Dean remembers his younger days just like it were yesterday and enjoys reliving them through, telling stories about his adventures and experiences.
Most of you probably think if you have lived in Morgan for 30 years or more that you have earned your “ite” status as in Morganite. A Morgan”ite” is someone who has lived in Morgan for more than 30 years. “M”organic…is someone who has taken it past the “ite” status no matter how many years lived hear, and sometimes resorts to eccentricities in apparel or other areas of mind set!
“Zanadu, which means the idyllic place,” explained co-owner, Amy Dickson, she found the name in a dictionary online.
When looking online Zanadu isn’t listed but Xanadu is, this rhymes with Zanadu and definition is an idyllic, exotic, luxurious place. Also found Zanadoo is a website, which has “private offers” on shoes, clothing, and various accessories but is not affiliated with the store.
Vivian Dot Grover was born on November 4, 1921 in a small town by Victor, Id to James and Lottie Grover. She was the 7th of ten children, 6 boys and 4 girls. Her family moved to Morgan in time for her to attend 4th grade.
Flyers are being distributed.... collection boxes placed..... sounds like a food drive, but more specific than the regular food drive. Ryan Millburn’s Eagle Scout Project is to help provide Thanksgiving for some Morgan County families. Ryan is working with Morgan County Food Pantry to accomplish this goal.
Lynn Mickelson is running for Morgan City Council. Mickelson has a long history of service in the city. He was elected to the city council in 1988 and served for approximately twenty years. Mickelson also worked in the Morgan City public works for four and a half years.
Garth Day appeared before Judge Dee Benson on Tuesday for sentencing. Judge Benson first invited Day’s attorney to speak. Day’s attorney, Brad Smith spoke and requested that the court deviate from the recommended sentence. He asserted that when Day came to him on August 27 of 2010 he was a “broken man…He had in effect sold his self respect and honor for money…I have watched him take difficult steps to restore his honor,” said Smith. Smith asserted that Day had come forward voluntarily once he felt that discovery was imminent, but that he had revealed the full nature of his crimes beyond what was going to be immediately discovered, including a bank loan and a letter of credit of which the county was not yet aware.
The Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter added two names to the Pioneers of Morgan County Monument located at the Morgan City Park. Doris Sanders spoke of her Great-great Grand Father Sanford Porter. He had come west with the pioneers in 1847 and lived in Centerville. He moved to Morgan in 1860 and established Porterville.
Our Wednesday Night Owls bowling league had some great bowling this week. We are also still looking for two more teams to fill our league up. If you are interested please contact Keith at 801-829-6012, or MIsty at 801-786-9133.
I am proud to say that our Trojans have been playing like true warriors this year! Last week’s game was hands down amazing with a win to Ogden Tigers at 34 to 0, it qualified them for the Region playoff’s! It is stuff like this that makes me proud to be part of this school, and also brings school spirit and unity! I have come to know most of these boys and WOW! These guys are amazing! They know what it means to be a team, to have each other’s backs, and to be brothers.
We all have friends, good friends, close friends, even best friends. We have all faced losing friends, I have on several occasions. However, there are times when you lose the ones that mean the world to you.
We are fortunate to live and work in a community where there is no shortage of parental and overall community support for our schools. An example of this type of support occurs in each school through their community councils. In 1999, the Utah legislature established the School Land Trust Program and with it School Community Councils (SCC).