Seven hundred and twenty-three children, from kindergarten to fifth grade, proved that kids can do big things, especially when working together. The students of Morgan Elementary School came together with a common goal of earning money for the American Cancer Society through a fun day called Relay Recess. The school raised over $2,030. This is a huge accomplishment.
Ruth Hill taught English and Literature in the Morgan School District from 1953 to 1965. She started influencing the future of Morgan students in the seventh grade and continued her desire to improve grammar and love for literature until graduation. Her passion for literature was contagious. She had zero tolerance for wasting time and challenged students to develop a love for literary masters.
Through a generous grant from Holcim, Morgan Elementary was able to realize a goal they have had for several years. Principal Wolff, along with the community council, staff, and others have had a vision to host a STEM night for some time and with the money from Holcim, they were able to welcome students and their families to an evening of fun learning on May 2.
Drivers eastbound on Interstate 84 near the mouth of Weber Canyon in Morgan County will encounter temporary right-lane closures in the coming months while Questar Pipeline Company (QPC) replaces a section of high-pressure natural gas pipeline on a steep hillside above the highway.
The Morgan Conservation District is asking for residents’ help in fighting the war on weeds, specifically the noxious dyer’s woad that is now widespread in the county and 24 other counties in the state.
On Saturday, May 3 the Weber Basin Anglers chapter from Trout Unlimited hosted a Rubbish Round-up. 13 volunteers showed up to help. These volunteers included Morgan County residents as well as individuals from Hill Air Force Base, River Restoration and Trout Unlimited.
Dietrich Streuber, a student at Morgan High, will participate in the 2014 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program. The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year.
Gaylene Adams was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the daughter of a mother who was primarily a homemaker and a father who was a transportation supervisor at Hill Air Force Base as well as a farmer. Gaylene is number three in a family of four children. She spent her childhood living in Morgan County, first in Peterson and then on a farm in Porterville. Throughout her childhood, Gaylene’s parents inspired an appreciation of hard work that continues to be evident in her work ethic to this day.
The annual Utah State FFA CDE contests were held April 22 and 23, 2014 in Logan, Utah. Our local Morgan FFA chapter sent out four teams to compete in the following areas: Livestock Evaluation, Vet Science, Poultry Evaluation, and Meat Evaluation.
The Silver Tongued Toastmasters of Mesquite, Nev., are delighted to announce that Morgan resident, Vern Kilbourn took first place at the Spring 2014 Toastmasters Division E Speech Contest that was held April 26 in Draper, Utah.
Establishing itself as one of Utah’s premier high alpine summer gathering places and music venues during 2013, Snowbasin Resort will once again be delighting music fans and outdoor enthusiasts every Sunday this summer with free music from June 15 to Sept. 28.
Come celebrate spring at Morgan Community Choir’s 15th annual spring concert to be held Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan High School auditorium. The choir sings old familiar favorites like selections from “The Sound of Music,” “American Folk Suite,” “The Prayer” and the beautiful “Homeland” set to the music of Gustav Holst. Sacred hymns, a famous newer Broadway tune and even a vocal version of the “William Tell Overture” are part of the fun too.
On Saturday, May 24 EAA Chapter 58 from Ogden, Utah will be giving free airplane rides to 30 youth between the ages of 8 and 17. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Morgan Airport. A parent or guardian will be required to complete a registration form prior to the flight.
Morgan residents know how amazing it is to live in this beautiful county, away from all the hustle and bustle. There are a few things, however, locals have had to sacrifice as a part of being such a rural community.
Morgan Elementary School first, second and third grade students enjoyed an in-house fieldtrip from GoPlanetarium on Friday, April 18. Each class went into an inflatable dome that was 22 feet in diameter to view the presentation.
Karen Straw was born in Ogden, Utah, and spent her childhood living in Morgan. She is the daughter of a father who was an engineer for the Utah Department of Transportation and a mother who worked at the First National Bank of Morgan. Karen is the middle child in a family of three children, with an older brother and younger sister. As a daughter, wife and mother, Karen values the connection and bond family provides. She is a model of this each day and continues as a constant presence in the day-to-day lives of her parents, children and grandchildren.
All year, the Sterling Scholars have been preparing for the culminating event which took place this Tuesday at Morgan High School. Sterling Scholars compete against students from other schools in their respective categories. They are judged on their scholarship, leadership and citizenship.
Morgan Middle School took 10 seventh graders and 10 eighth graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back. One student has shown great courage this eighth grade year and he received a high honor.
Many people heading to the Easter egg hunts on Saturday probably wondered what giant event was going on at the high school. Morgan had been preparing all week to host track and field athletes from 17 different schools in the 2014 Morgan Pocket Change Invitational. The preparation paid off in what turned out to be a very well organized, well run meet.
School board candidates tackled the question of how much information should be made available during the Morgan County Republic Party’s meet the candidate event during their April 18 county convention.
For the March 2014 meeting, the Beta Literary Club invited local young adult author Jennifer A. Nielsen to talk about her writing and the different books she has published. Nielsen’s “The Ascendance Trilogy” final book “The Shadow Throne” had been released the week before. Nielsen’s agent had called her before the meeting to let her know that “The Ascendance Trilogy” was number seven on the top 10 of the New York Times Best Series list. Also the new book has reached 114 on the 150 USA Best Seller List. Nielsen was having a great day.
On April 12, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers made a trek to the Salt Lake City Cemetery. The tour was hosted by President Calvin and Lynette Stephens. The life accounts of these great men and women buried in the cemetery are a tribute to our ancestry and a credit to the inhabitants of these mountain valleys.