For the past eight years James Oneil Miner has been bringing arrangements of classic songs like “Somewhere in Time,” and “Unchained Melody” to audiences around the world. And audiences keep coming back because it’s the kind of music people love.
Morgan Valley is blessed with native grasses that make it one of the most beautiful places to live anywhere. Unfortunately, noxious weeds such as Dyer’s Woad and Scotch Thistle are invading the county.
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.
Leland Craig Wright, 62, was born in Ogden, Utah, on October, 10, 1951, and passed away May 24, 2014 in Everett, Washington, after a nine-month battle with cancer. He is the son of Leland John Wright and JoElla Hammons Wright.
Megan Miner, daughter of Karen Tucker and Douglas Miner, has been called to the Peru, Iquitos mission. She reports to the Peru MTC on June 17, 2014. Prior to her departure, she will be speaking at the Rock Church in Morgan on Sunday, June 8 at 1 p.m.
Morgan residents hear President Obama regularly; however, it is not common that President Obama hears Morgan residents. On May 13, President Obama not only met with a Morgan resident, but also spent time learning from a small group of law enforcement representatives including local man Keith Squires.
This month marks two years since the official ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of the Trojan Century Center. The 46,600-square-foot physical education and recreation facility sits on the district campus between Morgan High School and football field. The building houses an artificial turf practice field for football/baseball/soccer/golf, an indoor track, basketball/volleyball/tennis court and two classrooms.
After extensive mathematical inquiry --including some inconsequential guessing-- I deduced that only .0000000017 percent of the world’s population (the statistical equivalent of 12 people) will be spreading Christmas cheer on June 27. Wait… What?
When the Morgan County Council set out four years ago researching the need for public transportation in Morgan County, Councilwoman Tina Kelley didn’t think she would find many people who needed such a service.
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.
Morgan youth eagerly watched the skies, hoping for a cloud free morning this Memorial Day. After a rained out flight schedule on Saturday, the young fliers were especially excited to be out in the beautiful weather Monday morning.
Beginning June 2, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is performing roadway maintenance and rehabilitation work on state Road 66, from mile post 8.74 Porterville to mile post 14.35 in Morgan. Crews will repair and replace asphalt, do earth-moving and landscaping work, install concrete structures, and place a chip seal coat over the road.
The last few months have brought many changes to the Morgan City Council. The resignation of Mayor Jim Egbert resulted in bringing Morgan City their new mayor, Ray Little. The domino effect of Little’s appointment to the mayoral seat was that his council seat was left vacant.
There are not many people still alive today who can say they have actually been in flight in the belly of a B-17 bomber. Morgan resident Alan Vesper and his father, Nick, can now mark that off their bucket list.
While the Morgan County School Board reviews the student activities policy, some board members are considering increasing the grade point average for students involved in sports and other school activities.
Jeffery Manning of Morgan was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 17, 2014, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presided. Lannon, a 1973 graduate of the university, is the first alum to serve as president of Creighton. About 1,600 degrees were conferred during Creighton University’s spring commencement.
Just ask the 3,000 to 4,000 people who raft or tube down the Weber River in Morgan County each year. Rafting the Weber River in Morgan County is a fun way to see the valley and a relaxing afternoon in the sun. It’s a great activity for families or organizations, and one of the 50 things to do in Morgan County.
Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew of the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their combined Eagle Scout Court of Honor with their normal Court of Honor at the amphitheater behind the Highlands Church Building on May 16 . Sammy Winn, first class Scout in the Troop, conducted and the flag ceremony was performed by the Troop’s 11-year-old patrol under the direction of Ethan Davis.
The World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Movie Memphis Belle” will take to the skies over Salt Lake City. Public flights will begin in the morning with ground tours in the afternoon at the South Valley Regional Airport (Leading Edge Aviation FBO, 7365 South 4450 West). Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s office is looking for vandals in Mountain Green and Milton. A storage shed at the Milton Cemetery was damaged last week. Damage is shown in the photo on this page. A reward of $300 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.
The Morgan County Veterans of American Legion Post 67 and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 6154 invite the community to honor and pay tribute to those brave women and men who have given the ultimate sacrifice and those who have served our great Nation. Saturday, May 24 Poppies will be available at Ridleys for your donation to help our disabled veterans, Poppies will also be at Hinds Quick Stop on Monday, May 26.
For many years Morgan has known its own fire chief, Dave Rich, as the face of Farm Bureau Insurance. Rich has made the decision to retire and is turning the reins over to a new friendly face, Cole Everitt.
While new taxable property is on the increase in Morgan County—which would benefit Morgan County School District finances—so are requests from large tax payers to adjust taxes downward—which could cause a one-year increase on property taxes.
On Saturday, May 17, over 7,000 runners were laced up and ready to run at the Ogden Marathon. 2,500 runners lined up 26.2 miles away from Ogden’s Historic 25th Street, eight miles east of Huntsville on Highway 39.
As the season comes to an end for the Morgan High School Track and Field team, the athletes are gearing up for an exciting state race. State will be held this weekend on the Brigham Young University campus, allowing some of the fastest runners and premier athletes in the state to compete for the State 3A title.
Concrete paving is underway on Riverdale Road from I-84 to 1900 West. Earthwork and utility upgrades continue at the intersection of 1900 West (SR-126). This area is highly congested, and through traffic is encouraged to consider alternate routes. Roadway, utility work and drainage upgrades also continue.
The Utah Transit Authority is presenting plans for public transit service in Morgan County Wednesday, May 28 in Mountain Green. Their presentation to the public will include options such as van pools, commuter transit from the county to four stops in the Weber/Davis county area, community shuttle, volunteer driver program and travel vouchers.
On Saturday, May 24, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 58 from Ogden 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.
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.