“If there’s a will there’s a way,” is the Thomsons’ parting words, or motto, after sharing their story of love and life. They got in Janet’s 1931 Ford Model A (a birthday present from Jay) and drove off to get ready for a dinner engagement.
I met them at their hangar at the Morgan County Airport. Inside, Janet introduced “these are Jay’s toys,” which consists of a motorcycle; a restored 1946 Fairchild airplane; a well polished motor boat; and a small plane for grandchildren to pretend to fly. A work area for his tools to keep the “toys” in running order, and for convenience, a sitting area with a 1927 antique refrigerator nearby with cold drinks and a cookie jar that resembles a fisherman’s basket, full of Ginger Snap cookies, on the coffee table.
Donald J. Anderton was born July 20th, 1923 in Henefer, Summit County, Utah to John Fredrick and Cheltina Elizabeth Jones Anderton. He died on October 4, 2011 at his home in Morgan, Utah surrounded by his family.
Frank Martin Anderson celebrated his 80th Birthday at a family party on Friday. He was born 7 Oct. 1931 to Wesley V. Anderson and Helen Brown Anderson in Ogden and has been a life-long resident of Milton.
He was awarded the “Elementary School Medallion” as the outstanding student at age 12. He graduated from Morgan High School and was chosen to attend Boys’ State in 1949.
Tom Reinhart an entrepreneurial spirited man, and talented musician living in Morgan, originally moved to Morgan to be close to Snow Basin, but soon found other opportunities to spark his interest. Reinhart came across the old bank building on Commercial Street and the wheels started turning. He immediately saw the potential of the building in bringing a cultural center to Morgan, where the community could come together in learning new skills; develop talents of music, arts and crafts. This novel is an academy where musicians could come and perform, have jam sessions, record if they wanted, start up bands could practice and learn stage skills, and produce music and live video, and web development.
Sheriff dispatch was called out Wednesday afternoon to assist a man on Morgan Valley Drive who was digging in a trench on his property about 12 feet deep, when the trench collapsed on him and covered his head. The back hoe operator working on trench he was in saw the collapse. Ambulance crew helped dig him out… Deputy Joseph Rohbock said,”You could tell he was in a lot of pain, but he remained extremely calm. “
The mission statement of the Common Core is as follows: The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
Chris Deitsch is in the business of teaching high school students business. He is teaching classes ranging from Computer Technology, to Business Communication. Mr. Deitsch’s favorite class he took during his own days in High School was Sports Marketing, and he is excited to be offering this class to students 3rd trimester. Mr. Deitsch graduated from Clearfield High School in 2006, and from Weber State University in 2011. The best way to get on Mr. Deitsch’s good side is to work hard and show others respect. On the other hand, not paying attention or being disrespectful, and lack of effort are Mr. Deitsch’s least favorite traits.
Early Tuesday September 27, hundreds of students and parents took to the streets of Morgan, walking from all over the city to promote safety. Walk to School Day is one of the major components of Green Ribbon Week, which was celebrated by Morgan Elementary School this week. Parents and Students were encouraged to make the walk to school as a reminder to stay safe and look out for others. In addition to the regular crossing guards, Morgan Police, and parent volunteers helped guide the way.
Mountain Green Elementary held its 3rd annual student Walk-A-Thon on Friday, Sept. 23. Over 450 students from Kindergarten thru 5th grade walked 1/5 or ¼ mile course. Students walked 8047 laps or 1820 miles in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Parent volunteers manned water and snack stations and counted laps completed by students.
Sixty-six years ago, Clarence met his wife, who is now Elma Francis, one night at the Coalville roller skating rink. Clarence was with his buddies and Elma was with some of her girlfriends. “He asked me if he could take me home and I said, “No, who I come with is who I go with.’”
The National Archives and Records Administration is the National Archive of the United States. Their website is archive.gov. They are tasked with the preservation of important documents of the United States. Their collection includes the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Immigration Records, Military Records, Records of Act of Congress, Court Records, Presidential Records, and many others.
All county Veterans are invited to attend the combined meeting of American Legion Post #67 and VFW Post #6154 for an opportunity provided by these veterans groups to hear from the Executive Director of the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs, Terry Schow.
Pat Stephen, a former Morgan High School art teacher is hosting an open art studio sale on October 6th, 7th, and 8th. Pat graduated from Weber State University as an outstanding art student and also outstanding woman artist at WSU in 1983. She has exhibited her work in Salt Lake City, Brigham City, Ogden City, and Weber State College.
KSL “We R Utah” show, visited Morgan High School on Wed. Sept. 28, to film one segment of their show for the “We are talented” featuring individual finalists from high schools across Utah. Their object: to film the talented teen McKenna Zentner and her high school backing her. The high school students and their teachers surrounded the front of the school to greet KSL and McKenna with a lawn barbecue, Dance Music, pingpong table and a whole bunch of excited students to be on film standing behind McKenna.
Amy Petersen Jensen graduated from Morgan High School in 1986 along with 107 other students of that class. Throughout her four years of attending MHS, Jensen had many successes and was acknowledged on several occasions for her academic achievements.
Matt McConkie and Tyler Quigley of Mountain Green competed in this year’s giant pumpkin weigh-off sponsored by the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers. Part of the quest in growing pumpkins of such a remarkable size is to help feed families throughout Utah!
William Donald Welsh passed away peacefully in Kaysville, UT on Sunday, March 18, 2012, after a brief illness, just days short of his 88th birthday. Known by friends and family as Donald, he was born March 28, 1924 in Morgan, UT to Acy and Elizabeth Spendlove Welsh, the seventh of eight children. He was always proud to tell people he had been born in a log cabin.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. We want to recognize these students for their scholar award and academic success.
Many are familiar with the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” Similarly, Buddha taught, “…people may live in a community but it is not one of real fellowship until they know each other and have sympathy for one another.”
On Thursday, September 15, the Lady Trojan’s volleyball team battled Bear River on the court. Ashlee Gallen led the team to a 3-0 win with 19 points (3 aces) and 13 digs while teammate Casidee Lish contributed 12 kills and 7 digs. The Trojan”s found themselves down 4-7 in the first game when Gallen served seven straight, the team held the lead for the remainder of the game. Serving 10 straight in the second game Gallen gave the ladies a comfortable lead at 17-5 setting them up for a 25-17 win. The team played hard throughout the match and the scores showed it, the final scores were 25-18, 25-17, and 25-16.
Everyone in Morgan County knows Steph’s by their delicious food and satisfying Tangees. But how many of us know the history of Steph’s and how it came to be? Steph’s is a family run business down to its third generation now currently ran by J.R. Hopkins.
Vital records refer to the records of birth, marriage, and death. They represent the key genealogical phases in an individual’s life, and are the most universally kept records. The history of vital records in the United States has been, and continues to be, one filled with inconsistencies. This has made US research more challenging.
Barber Brother Ford again pulls through with another fund raiser to benefit Morgan High School. Barber Brothers Ford set up brand new cars in the Morgan High School back parking for the general public to take a test drive in. Each test drive resulted in $20 to $30 dollars donated back to the school, depending on the car driven. To be qualified for the Drive One 4 UR School program, John Barber had to submit The Morgan High School as a recipient to the Ford Dealer Corporation. Out of the 4,000 dealerships across the country, only 1,000 of those dealerships get selected to do this for the schools. Barber Brother Ford submitted his request at 11:59 p.m. in order to be one of the 1,000 dealers selected. The Ford motor corporation pays the schools from the test drives Barber Brothers Ford brought the vehicles to be test driven.
Units 276 & 576 of Mtn Green Conducted both a Court of Honor and an Eagle Court of Honor at the Bowery at Mountain Green on Wednesday 7 September 2011. Friends, family, Scouters and Scouts joined forces Wednesday, 7 September, to honor their Boy Scouts which was reported in last Fridays edition of the Morgan County News.
Put on your walking shoes and get ready to talk to your children about safety. Next week Morgan Elementary School will be participating in their second annual Green Ribbon Week. This program is designed to teach and promote safety for children, parents and the community.
Rick London and Lynne Rich were classmates in Morgan schools, they dated in high school and both graduated with the class of 1961. Rick prepared to be a missionary and Lynne went off to college at Utah State University. He returned from serving his mission in March 1965. She graduated from Utah State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Education, in June 1965. They were married in June 1966. Jokingly, Rick added “she supported me while I went to school.”
The Fairgrounds saw a much needed lift last Thursday Sept. 15th as the United Way rounded up local businesses and sponsors as well as over 150 volunteers to help restore, replace and beautify the Morgan County Fair Grounds.