Bruce and Carol Tonks of Morgan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Family and friends are invited to attend an open house in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. June 11, 2011 in the Morgan Stake Center on 355 North 700 East in Morgan.
Lan and Natalee LaJeunesse are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Kelsee to Nicholas James Robinson, son of Mike and Coni Robinson of Coalville. They will be married on Saturday, June 11 at East Canyon Resort in Morgan. All friends and family are invited to attend a celebration held that evening in their honor from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Maye Tonks Francis celebrated her 89th Birthday on May 30th. She enjoyed a special night out with her children having dinner at the Sizzler. On June 5th a celebration was held at the City Park, where a family picnic was held with her four children, eight grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. Good food was enjoyed and lots of family pictures were taken.
To make something like Operation Graduation a Success it needs help from everyone; parents, grandparents, community members, businesses and the Staff of Morgan High School. Everyone has helped to make it a success.
Garrett Porter is excited to announce the birth of his little sister, Kierra Misty Porter on May 3, 2011. Kierra weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and 19 inches long. Proud parents are Bronc and Misty Porter of Coalville.
Her grandparents are Wayne and Dena Judd of Coalville and Gary and Lugene Porter of Morgan.
Elder Kale Watkins, son of Shayne and Collett Watkins, has completed and returned home from the Texas Lubbock Mission on June 1. He will be speaking in the Porterville Church on Sunday, June 12th at 11:00 a.m. Following his homecoming, friends and family are invited to join him at the Morgan City Park at 12:30 p.m. for lunch.
Vada Smith Brimley was born June 10th 1931 in Morgan, Utah. She was born to Ines Morris and Arnold Hyrum Smith. She married Robert (Chub) Fry Brimley on September 15th , 1951. Vada has four children, Ernie and (Janet) Brimley, Diane Brimley Stockton, Linda and (Kevin) Beckstrom, Kyle and (Lisa) Brimley. She is also blessed with 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Vada is a wonderful mother and grandmother. She likes to cook for her family and enjoys working in her yard. Vada’s heart resides in Morgan and is an active member in her community. We Love You and wish you a Very Happy 80th Birthday.
Misti Dawn Malan, daughter of David Burton and Nikkole Pentz Malan, will be married to Brian Michael Stokes, son of Michael Gary and Shirley Fielding Stokes and Melanie Vandenbosch Stokes on June 11, 2011. A reception will be held that evening at Cobble Creek Events, 1351 Valley Drive, Ogden, Utah from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. In case of an oversight, please join them at the reception held in their honor.
It was a beautiful, sunny day at the airport as the day began with a pancake breakfast. The theme was World War II. There were vehicles and displays of aircraft on hand with many interesting items for both children and adults. There was also anticipation in the air for the guests who would soon arrive. Once breakfast was complete there was a flag ceremony conducted by the American Legion.
The commencement exercises at Morgan High School were an evening of laughs and tears. The graduating class of 160 students enjoyed the ceremony even as the contemplated their last evening together as a class.
A story never starts in the beginning and it never ends in the end, as we say. A story starts in the middle, because to start in the beginning of everything, well that would be quite a long story. So, we will start in the middle.
Spring is always such a great time of year. In education, spring signals a time for celebration. At this time of year we celebrate the end of another successful school year, the excitement for a change of pace, and the collective pride as a group of young adults graduate and start adventures of their own. Springtime in education is also frequently a time to say professional goodbyes to colleagues who are leaving our schools. This spring Morgan County School District celebrates a wonderful group of staff members who have reached a pinnacle in their careers and decided to retire. At this time of celebration and with this group of amazing educators it is certainly appropriate to reflect on what great teaching is and what makes a great teacher.
The following is Part Six in a series, The History of Baseball in Morgan County. Most information included here has been taken from the book Baseball in Morgan County: The Early Years, by Paul Stewart.
“We had over 100 people come. I thought was quite an impressive turnout,” stated artist and gallery owner, Amy Everhart. The Grand Opening of the Rocky Mountain Fine Art Gallery on May 20th received a favorable response by art lovers and curiosity seekers. “To the best of my knowledge, this is the first established art gallery in Morgan County,” said Morgan County Historian, Linda Smith.
Morgan’s newest business, Bingham’s Custom Meats, is aptly named. At each turn, owner Nathan Bingham talks about the custom service provided by his business. Whether it is their custom crafted Boneless Baby Back Ribs, that are pre-seasoned and ready for the grill, or his bacon wrapped Kabobs he is ready to provide product tailored to his customers needs. Bingham’s ready smile is the first clue to his passion for his business and his love of serving customers.
In a letter from Governor Herbert to state employees, the Governor stated, “As you are likely aware, the Utah State Legislature’s recent action on H.B. 328 has generated a review of the State’s 4-10 hour workweek. To comply with legislative mandates and remain within budget constraints, while maintaining customer service, the State of Utah will return to operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For Memorial Day I went on a visit to cemeteries in Morgan with one of my sons and my dad. It was a good trip. We visited the graves of my grandparents and great grandparents in the Enterprise Cemetery and then visited the graves of ancestors from another branch of my mother’s family in the Milton Pioneer Cemetery. I like Memorial Day. I enjoy the day of remembrance when we think about those who have gone before and honor those who gave their lives for us.
Laurel M. Brewer, 89, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011. He was born August 29, 1921 in Echo, Utah, a son of Ernest H. and Julia Ann Brewer. Dad graduated from North Summit High School in 1941. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad prior to enlistment in the Navy where he flew over a million miles and was a member of the Blue Raiders during World War II. He retired from the DDO then spent years as a handyman, fishing and hunting.
The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Grant Francis to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 10, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 6.
Elder Derick Gines, son of Max and Lynda Gines and Robbie and Korby O’Driscoll has completed his mission to Lima, Peru with honor. He will be speaking in the Enterprise Church on Sunday, June 12 at 10:45 a.m.
The rising water flooded over the top of the Croydon bridge and the road leading to the bridge from the freeway exit. The county has closed the road until the water recedes. Lost Creek Reservoir is very near flowing over the spillway so the situation is likely to become worse over the coming weeks.
Veterans were honored at a ceremony hosted by the American Legion Post 67 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6154. There were services held at each of the cemeteries in Morgan with a final ceremony at the courthouse.
Laurel M. Brewer, 89, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011.
Friends may visit on Wed. June 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary at 45 W 200 N in Morgan and Thurs., June 2 from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Henefer Ward Chapel on Main Street in Henefer. Funeral services will be held Thurs. at 11:00 a.m. in Henefer. Interment in the South Morgan Cemetery with military honors.
Three local Morgan High Track athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level.
3A shot put champion (winning throw of 37’ 08”) Chelsey Stegelmeier will be throwing the shot and the discus for Utah Valley University in Orem. Chelsey finished 2nd at state(120’2.5”) in the discus this season, a mere 3 inches short of the first place finisher. Chelsey also finished in first at the Logan invitational and the Morgan Invitational. Her PR in the shot put is 41’3” for the shot, and 126’ 11” in the discus.
On May 20th the fourth graders of both Morgan and Mountain Green Elementary schools went to the county fairgrounds. They learned about different animals, plants, soil and water, branding animals, and played a few games.
On May 12, 2011 Morgan High School held their annual scholarship awards night in the high school auditorium. Over 100 students received scholarships to help them further their education beyond high school.
The Morgan Scholarship Board was able to award over $42,000.00 in local scholarships to 42 well deserving Morgan High School seniors. These scholarships were funded through generous donations from many local residents, businesses and the Morgan Scholarship Board.
Over 80 students received scholarships directly from institutional sources. Many colleges and universities in the state were represented as well as several from out of the state of Utah. In all, the class of 2011 earned over $500,000.00 in scholarships.
Congratulations to all 2011 MHS scholarship recipients and good luck as you continue in your educational endeavors.
Ni How, Hola, and Bonjour! These greetings are becoming a regular part of life for many Utah children, as Morgan County residents found out last Thursday night when Gregg Roberts from the Utah State Office of Education visited Mountain Green Elementary. Mr. Roberts was asked to present the state’s dual immersion program to a gathering of interested residents.
Tryouts for the new 2011-2012 Morgan High School drill team were held April 14, 2011. Through a long and tiring week of clinics and hard work, the new team was selected!! The new drill team for this upcoming year will be; Seniors: Megan Jensen (President), Amanda Walker (Vice President), Kelli Pringle (Secretary), Kylie Sorensen (Drill Mistress), Jayd Jacobson (Asst. Drill Mistress), Breann Jorgensen (Historian), and Taylor Mecham (Advertising). Juniors: Cheridyn Prochnow, Morgan Streadbeck, Karlee Stokes, Mikaela Garner, and Ayana VanCampen. Sophomores: Sarah Nye, Erika Fairbanks, Shaylee Ewing, and Kelsie Canon. Freshman: Alexis Jensen, Nocona Campbell, Daryion Stuart, and Sadie Siebert. These girls are looking forward to a fun and exciting year. They plan to work extra hard starting with their first practice on May 3, to reach their goal of taking Region once again, participate at state, and to travel to Nationals in March. Congratulations to the new team and good luck in the upcoming year!
Throughout this past school year many of the staff at Morgan Middle School (MMS) expressed a desire to recognize those students who go above and beyond minimum expectations in relation to their behaviors and interactions with other students and adults. The vast majority of our students are polite and well-behaved in their classes and throughout the halls of MMS; however, some go out of their way to ensure that others are treated with dignity and respect. It is for these students that we have chosen to change our citizenship grading from a three-tier to a four-tier system.
The council reported that the city has made the final payment on the city building.
4th of July Committee Report
The fourth of July committee reported to the council. They reviewed the agenda of events and talked about the many hours volunteered to make the day a success. They asked the city for an additional donation to the event and asked for help with the electrical at the park as well as the business licensing. The council expressed support and committed to help the committee solve the problems they are having.
After a long wet spring of track meets it was not unexpected that there would be poor weather during the state meet in Provo. Friday saw rain most of the day and then some sunshine peaked its’ head through the clouds about 3:30. But for the majority of the athletes there was rain to contend with in their performances. Saturday saw sunshine and 65 degrees. Twenty girls qualified for the state meet and fifteen boys. Those representing the Trojans for 2011 for the girls were; Emmalee Barajas, Rachael Johnson , Ashley Garfield , Lindsey Miles, Stephanie Criddle, Shannon Criddle, Chelsey Stegelmeier , Rebekah Elton, Taylor Weitzeil , AJ Bateman, Kelsey Henry, Megan Stapley, Megan Passey, Ali Peterson, Kayla Jackson, Kassie Nagel, Andrea Millburn, Chandler Weitzeil, Rashel Blazzard, and Laura Deru. For the boys; Casey Evans, Rylan Cox, Josh Mines, Ethan Clark, Trevor Heath, Gabe Davis, David Glover, Kalin Johnson, Taylor Preslar, Joe Kippen, Kevin Hoffman, Travis Carter, Bridger Anderson, Kyle Stapley, and Hayden Garfield.
The public is invited to attend a short program held at the Enterprise Cemetery May 30, 2011 at 2: pm. A historical marker will be placed at the grave site of Amelia Mitchell Croft. Historic Site Researcher for the LDS History Library in Salt Lake City, Emily Utt, will be the guest speaker. She will give a short talk prior to the dedication of the marker
The Morgan Valley Marathon is now just 9 weeks away!! Believe it or not there is still time to prepare and train for a race and springtime is the perfect time to run and enjoy the warmer weather. Just make your goal, stay positive and get going!! Registration is still open for the marathon, half marathon and 5k. We are offering Morgan Valley residents a family discount pass for the 5k race. (this discount is not available on line) You can pick up registration forms at Jubilee, Ace, Pocket Change or the Library. Take advantage of this great deal and involve the whole family in the 5k fun run! The Morgan County Fair is hosting a pre-race pasta dinner the night before the races which can be included in the family discount pass. There will be an expo on Friday and Saturday which will be as much fun for the kids as for the adults! The fun and excitement of Morgan’s first marathon is not solely for the runners. This is a time for everyone to enjoy! There is much help needed to make this event a success. If you are unable to run but still want to be part of the fun…be a volunteer! This is a great service opportunity for school and church groups also! For more information on volunteering- Please contact Tara Low at 801-829-4560 or visit the marathon website at morganvalleymarathon.com and sign up to be a volunteer. There are many ways to become involved in this exciting event. Even if it is just coming to the finish line to support the runners! If you’ve never had the opportunity to be at the finish line of a marathon, make an effort to come and cheer for the runners of the 1st Morgan Valley Marathon. You will not be disappointed and may just be inspired to start running and training for a marathon yourself!
It was held on the first week in September when farm crops had time to mature. There was a large area on the Southwest end of the exhibit building to display farm crop exhibits. Entries were mostly cabbage, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, wheat, and other garden vegetables for farmers and gardeners.
On March 4, 2011, Stoddard Ward Troop 246 held an Eagle Court of Honor for the following individuals: Ned McFarlane, son of Joe and Britt McFarlane, Ethan Porter son of Brian and Janine Porter, Wade Schmid son of Mark and Cheryl Schmid, Travis Searle son of Ken and Jill Searle, and Hunter Willis son of Chad and Jen Willis.