On Wednesday, July 30, the skilled and the brave took their turn at the Morgan County Fair ATV Rodeo. This annual event drew crowds to the arena at the fairgrounds in spite of earlier rainstorms. The skies were clear; however, after several days of rain the arena brought a whole new challenge. Now the contestants didn’t just have to beat the clock, they also had to contend with MUD!
On Monday, Aug. 18, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, received a powerful lesson on temples from one of the LDS Church’s most able speakers on the subject. Edward J. Brandt, Ph.D., former director of Church Correlation and recent past president of the Columbus, Ohio, Temple, spoke to the assembled group on “Temples Past and Present.”
More than 200 people crowded the Morgan County Courthouse auditorium during a public hearing Aug. 14 to amend the county’s future land map in the East Canyon area to eventually make way for a new 2,980-acre resort. The landowners asked the planning commission to consider re-designating 2,980 acres currently designated natural resources and recreation to master planned community.
Last week I spoke at the BYU family history conference and it gave me the opportunity to review a number of software products that have been either released, or significantly updated over the past year. There are some truly outstanding products on the market that have emerged. Over the next few weeks I’ll introduce (or reintroduce) a few of these great products.
“Goodbye, happy home,” sighed Nellie Nelson as she and her husband left their home on Dalton Creek in 1911. Walter and Nellie Nelson had traded their happy, cozy home on Dalton Creek for a farm in Milton (1585 N. Morgan Valley Drive) so their four young children could be within walking distance of the school.
Jeremy Evans was welcomed to the Trojan Center with big cheers. Youth watched with wide eyes as this 6’9” Utah Jazz forward walked into the building. Evans was all smiles and gave incredibly high fives to all the mini basketball fans.
Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players. For the second year in a row, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans on Monday, Aug. 4.
For some, the American military in Germany is a mystery. By participating in the 2014 Rheinland-Pfalz-Tag, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command is able to break down the barriers of its fences and show the local nationals everyone is a part of the same community.
The Milton Roundup brought nearly 500 people to the Milton Park on Pioneer Day. An old fashioned potluck dinner, pony rides, games, bounce house, rock wall and music entertained the crowd from infants to the elderly.
The Morgan County Fair Board is excited about the 2014 fair already underway. This dedicated bunch has been working hard to ensure this year will continue to be a success! While there is too much to say about the fair, here are some highlights.
Look for tagged fish at East Canyon State Park this summer for your chance to win prizes, some of them provided by local businesses. This year 120 rainbow trout were tagged at the park. If you catch a tagged fish, bring it to the office to collect your prize. The fishing challenge started May 3 and gots until August 31, no registration necessary.
This year, East Canyon State Park is on a mission to introduce more people to this excellent venue. As part of this mission, new park manager Chris Haramoto has been working closely with PureFishing.com to secure fishing equipment for a free annual fishing club for local children.
Several dozen Morgan kids are a bit better at dribbling, shooting and maneuvering a basketball this week after Morgan Grace Fellowship Church hosted a community basketball camp. The camp was split into two locations with approximately 25 kids in Morgan and 30 kids shooting hoops in Mountain Green.
On Monday, July 21, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held an extremely successful evening at the Mountain Green Bowery featuring Craig G. Fisher of the Seventy. Fisher is currently heading up the Dedication and Celebration of the rebuilt Ogden Temple. He spoke for about 40 minutes on how the celebration preparations are going.
Students and teachers may be enjoying the summer break, but plans for the coming school year are well underway. The Morgan Education Foundation invites you to join with them in support of local public schools by participating in the sixth annual Morgan Education Foundation Golf Tournament on Aug. 5, 2014, at Round Valley Golf Course.
Everyone has a story to tell. It’s too bad in this day and age that we often do not take time to get to know our neighbors and learn their interesting experiences. Most people are reticent to share their lives, but a visit with Ken Farr of Mountain Green is both entertaining and touching. Like any good story-teller, Farr can have you laughing one minute and shedding a tear the next.
Shane Rappleye opened his new store on Commercial Street to give Morgan youth a place to work in a clean atmosphere and gain much-needed job skills. However, with other business ventures taking up a large chunk of his time, Rappleye made the tough choice of putting Traders Apparel on the market.
Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen. Each year more and more people step up to join this worthy cause.
While Utah has experienced a relatively slow start to the wildfire season, light vegetation is dry along the foothills and desert areas across the state and fire danger is climbing. Light fuels like cheat grass are already dry and flammable. As daily temperatures continue to rise throughout the state, the wildfire hazard also increases.
The last few months have been tough for volunteers at the Milton cemetery. Earlier in the month there were issues with someone using a slingshot, marbles and steel bearings to make holes in the siding of a storage building housed on cemetery grounds. These vandals also broke a window on the building. The damage was substantial enough that a reward was offered for the conviction of those responsible.
When thinking about our family tree we often think upwards. Finding additional direct line ancestors is often our goal. This is a good thing to pursue, but if your family tree is anything like mine, it can be a difficult task. I have had many family members who, for decades, have been researching my ancestors.
Snowbasin Resort is revamping their summer dining with the new Dining Discovery: Explore your Cravings program. The Dining Discovery program will encompass many aspects of dining at Snowbasin Resort and include Culinary Expeditions, Cooking and Eating Classes, Mountain Top Brunches, Burger Spa and Snowbasin Spirit Series.
Friday, June 13, 1st Bank locations in both Morgan and Mountain Green honored our hometown heroes. The parking lot and street corners were full as the public gathered to pay tribute our veterans, EMTs, firefighters and police officers.
Root beer floats and flower leis were generously given out to celebrate a new small bowery dedicated at Riverside Park on Friday, June 20. This was the first major appearance of the city’s new mayor, Ray Little, who took the position after Jim Egbert resigned.
On Friday, 13 June, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held an extremely successful concert featuring James Oniel Miner and Darron Bradford. The large crowd greatly enjoyed the entire evening. Miner and Bradford put on a classic show the audience was wild about.
This year the Morgan County Fair will be held July 28 – Aug. 2. Animals are being raised for showing and prizes, new recipes are being tried and tasted, craft projects are starting and, of course, quilting has hopefully begun.
Myles Jared Barney has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. This accomplishment represents four years of fun, work, adventure and dedication to the Boy Scout program. His Eagle project was to collect unopened bottles of medications (Ibuprofen and Tylenol) to take to Guatemala to be distributed to people receiving surgeries from the Utah Medical Outreach group.
With all the changes happening within the walls of the Morgan City offices the past few months, one can expect a period of transition. There have been many misgivings about the 4th of July celebration with all these changes, but Morgan City officials are happy to announce that the show must go on.