On June 13, at the Morgan High School Auditorium, at 7:30 p.m., The Sons of the Utah Pioneers will host a concert by the renowned pianist James Oniel Miner, along with special guest artist Daron Bradford.
Martin Rush High had never been Miranda’s safe haven. In fact, it had always been her own personal hell. She always thought she’d rather die than be locked up in that place, but now she didn’t have a choice. That is, if she wanted to survive.
On Saturday, May 17, which is also Armed Forces Day, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Morgan County Airport Advisory Board will be sponsoring the Fourth annual Veteran’s Recognition Day beginning at 10 a.m. at the Morgan County Airport (located at 5000 Cottonwood Canyon Rd., Mountain Green) to recognize and honor all veterans from all branches of service.
If you have ever been watching General Conference or any other performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and thought you saw a familiar face, you might be right. Jason Nelson of Morgan has been blessing the world with his vocal talents since 2011, when he began his service in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Since the city of Morgan bid a fond farewell to Steph’s Drive In, nothing has been more talked about and more anticipated than the opening of J’s Drive In. The wait is finally over. Drop what you are doing and head over to J’s right now. It is worth it.
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.
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.
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.
Ten years ago Raquel Gonzalez moved to Morgan from Uruguay. Her husband Fernando had already been here for two years earning and saving money for his family to join him. After moving to Morgan and finding employment at Steph’s, Gonzalez’s passion had been ignited. Gonzalez shares, “I love cooking.” Opening her own restaurant had been a longtime dream of Gonzalez’s, one that has finally come true.
Everyone would like to think they will never be in a position to need physical therapy. Unfortunately anyone who skis down a mountain, runs a marathon, or even just steps off a curb wrong will eventually find themselves in the physical therapist’s office.
You’ve heard the story before. Girl meets boy. Boy falls in love with girl. Girl proposes. And soon the couple finds themselves standing in a county clerk’s office asking about marriage licenses. Marriage records are an incredibly valuable resource for genealogists. Marriage records can give information about family members, dates, places, and more. FamilySearch.org has a large collection of records relating to marriage records. In this class, we will discuss the history of marriage records, learn about marriage records from different localities, and then talk about the resources of FamilySearch.org relating to marriage.
When I purchased the newspaper about four and a half years ago I did not understand the genealogical value of community papers. Unlike the large daily newspapers that are struggling to stay alive, community newspapers are, in general, doing well. They provide content that can be found nowhere else. There is very little content online or being written, other than in social media, about the events at a local level. This is the staple of community newspaper content.
Snowbasin Resort’s second annual Totally 80s Weekend, April 12 – 13, will include an exciting addition this year: an 80s Splash-Down Throw-Down Pond Skim. This hilarious event will be fun for spectators and participants alike. The entire weekend will be jam-packed with free 80s themed fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Brooklynd Preator, 21, left her hometown of Henefer on her way to work as a teller at the Morgan Goldenwest Credit Union branch. She had been working there since August, and called a coworker to tell her she would be late to work the morning of March 28 because she had been involved in an icy accident on Interstate 84 near Taggart’s.
What did our great great great grandparents care about? In many ways this was the focus of the talk by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at RootsTech.
Veterans of the Vietnam Era, here is your homecoming. Saturday, March 29, 2014, has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day. The United States was a different place back in the 60s and 70s. The nation was tired and disgruntled about a war so far away. It became very unpopular with the American people.
The Morgan Company of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers are volunteering to pay the $30 entrance fee for any local young women interested in participating in The Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant held April 10 to 12.
The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers honored the annual winners of the Pioneer Essay Contest at their March 24 monthly meeting. First place went to Peter Christensen, son of Clint and Teri Christensen; second place went to Heather McMillan, daughter of Scott and Cyndi McMillan; third place went to Dillon Petty, son of William and Kelli Petty. Each of the participants received a cash prize.
If you haven’t taken the opportunity to view the Morgan County Historical Society website, you might want to take a look. The site now includes the video, “Welcome to Peterson.” The video/slide show is approximately 15 minutes in length. It gives a brief history of the early settlement, the four schools, stores and hotel that were located in the community. Although it is not a complete history of the area, it presents some interesting facts and background information.
This last week I was part of the beta test for LDS Member access to MyHeritage, FindMyPast, and Ancestry. I set up free accounts. It was easy to do and the access to more experiences and records is great. Just after I set up the accounts I received a welcome email from MyHeritage. It was a nice email and invited me to do a few things on the site. I went back to the site and added a little more information to my tree. I liked the ease of adding information on MyHeritage and thought that their process of adding me as a new customer was good. Today, however, the real fun began.
Last week the Morgan Lions Club hosted their always-popular annual basketball tournament. Lions Club President DeOrr Peterson thanked everyone who helped to make this year’s basketball tournament a fun and exciting event.