In a five to two decision on Tuesday night the council voted to eliminate the current volunteer board of appeals in favor of a one person professional paid position to hear and decide appeals cases. The county will contract with one or more individuals, likely from outside the county, to hear the cases.
A lively debate ensued in the county council when an item about the upcoming plans for parks was raised on Tuesday. Member Ronda Kippen who has the portfolio assignment on the council for parks brought forward items to inform the council of plans for a bowry at the park in the Cottonwoods and also identified manpower gaps for the care of the parks. The county has recently had turnover in the jobs that have traditionally maintained the parks and now is faced with the dilemma of how to address the needs as spring approaches.
If meta data is not a term you have heard you are probably not alone. It is a concept, however, that you will almost certainly have benefitted from if you have done any significant amount of genealogical work. Meta data, simply put, is data about data. The most common application of meta data in family history is indexed records of digital images.
The horse 4-H program here in Morgan County is gearing up to begin an exciting new season. The goal of the 4-H program is to reach and encourage all children throughout our county to participate: building self-esteem and long-term skills to help them now, and throughout their lives. Any youth ranging in age from 9-18 years who are interested in furthering their horsemanship knowledge and skills are invited to register for the coming sea-son through the Morgan County Extension Office.
In order for the Horse 4-H program to start the new season in style, the Morgan Horse 4-H
Council is sponsoring a Logo Contest. The chosen logo will be used to help advertise and promote the horse 4-H program throughout the coming year.
Healthy roots are the foundation for vigorous, lush plant growth. Roots need a balanced supply of air, water and nutrients to thrive. Compaction reduces the volume of pore space in the soil, limiting air exchange, water intake and ultimately roots growth. Its symptoms include weak, slow-growing plants and thin turf stands. Compaction is more of a problem on heavy clay soils than light sandy soils.
Boyd Sakizzie, son of Hastiin Tesh ‘kis toho and Top ah ah bitsih, left mortality on February 17, 2011 from complications of diabetes. He was born on April 20, 1926 in between Aneth and Montezuma Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: Thomas, Arlene, Helen, Nora, Ora Chee, Leola, and Joe; his beloved wife Margaret Blackhorse Lee Sakizzie; his children: Melvin Howard, Carmenlita, Virgil Vernon, and Charlotte. His surviving children include: Herman Sam (Teresa), Marjorie Valerie Sakizzie, Rena Mae Hopkins, Lora Jeanne (Mark) Thurston, Elizabeth Lee (Jimmy Sr.) Holly, and Benjamin Lee. Boyd loved and delighted in the presence of his grandchildren and his numerous great-grandchildren. Also Boyd has a few great- great-grandchildren.
TOQUERVILLE - Walter Curtis Lichfield, 83, passed away on February 20, 2011, from emphysema. Walter was born September 23, 1927.
Walter grew up in Star Valley, Wyoming and in Weber County, Utah. Walter proposed and sent a engagement ring to his high school sweetheart, Wilma Browning, when he was serving in the military in China. He also sent silk from China for her wedding dress.
They were married April 14, 1949, in the Logan LDS Temple. Walter loved teaching religion at South Cache High Seminary for 10 years. Walter retired after 27 years working at Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield, UT.
Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Betty Heckman to celebrate her 88th birthday. We will celebration March 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Family Tree in Morgan. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by March 1.
To our friends and neighbors,
We want to tell you how much we appreciate your thoughtfulness to us with the passing of our sweet daughter-in-law Sandy Wilson.
The visits, flowers, phone calls, cards, words of condolences to us have been so beneficial and comforting at this sad time.
We love you and thank you,
Larry and Judy Wilson
The Morgan Utah Stake will hold its semi-annual stake conference on Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, 2011.
The meetings will be held in the Morgan Utah Stake Center at 355 North 700 East, Morgan, at the Rock Chapel at 10 W. Young Street, Morgan, and at the Porterville Chapel on South Morgan Valley Drive as listed below.
Speakers for the priesthood leadership, adult, and general sessions will come from the presiding authority, stake presidency, and membership of the stake. Elder Donald J. Keyes of the Seventy will be presiding at this conference.
The following sessions are planned. Visitors are invited:
- 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12, for all priesthood leadership (Stake Center)
- 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12, for all adults, ages 18 and up (Stake Center)
- 10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 13, for all members (Stake Center, Rock Chapel, Porterville Chapel, and Family Tree Assisted Living Center)
For the month of February the Morgan Tykonis met at the Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan and arranged a big game of Bingo for the residents. There was lots of prizes and fun. The Tykonis enjoyed it almost as much as the residents.
Above, Boston Saunders leaps high against the Manti Templers. Below Ashley Garfield makes a left handed layup against North Sanpete in the first round of the playoffs.
Both the boys and the girls teams are currently in Salt Lake City playing in the 3A tournament.
After long negotiations it appears that the DATC (the Davis Applied Technology Center) will be opening an entrepreneurial center in Morgan. The DATC has a center already on its campus in Layton and have been working to establish a second location in Morgan.
The Center provides training and office space for businesses in the early stages of their development. Businesses can lease office space in the center. This lease will provide them office space as well as access to resources such as printers and other office equipment needed for start up businesses.
At the city council meeting on Tuesday night the Morgan City council acted to amend an ordinance passed in 2007 relating to the historic district in Morgan. The historic district includes the business district section of Commercial Street as well as areas behind these businesses.
It is difficult to keep abreast of the many major events transpiring in our world today. The continuing recession, governmental upheaval in the Middle East, the escalation of commodity prices, and catastrophic weather occurrences are just a few. All of this and more is enough to make your head spin!
Tom Borg, Weber State University Continuing Education
Non-traditional becomes traditional at Weber State University’s Morgan Center in Morgan, Utah, as numerous students beyond the traditional college age go there for assistance and accommodation in reaching their higher-education goals. The Center’s location on the campus of Morgan High School provides easy, central access for the community. “Although a few high school students come here to work on their associate degrees,” says Barbara Anderson, enrollment coordinator, “we have some traditional students and many non – traditional.
Often when digital cameras and families are mentioned together we think of family gatherings, snapshots, and family memories. At RootsTech last week I had the opportunity to consider digital cameras in a new light, as digital capture devices.
It’s that time of year for high school hoops players, win or report to your spring sports coach. Last Friday our Trojan Boys showed they would like to keep it indoors for a few more games!
I had a chance to catch up with coach Jim Wiscombe on Thursday before the game. We discussed briefly the Region 11 champs season and how the team is feeling as they move into the state playoffs.
There was a slight but noticeable wind blowing in Morgan County Saturday evening, and there’s a good chance it was the collective sigh of relief coming from Morgan girls basketball coach Brad Matthews and his staff.
Brain Tumor Foundation – Ride for Kids Presentation
See Ride for Kids Thanks City and Sheriff’s Department on this page.
Sign Ordinance Amendment
The ordinance will change the required acreage for two signs. The current requirement is 300 foot of frontage and a minimum of 3.5 acres. The amendment was approved unanimously to change the requirement and eliminate the minimum number of acres required.
The leadership of the Utah Ride for Kids were present at the Morgan City Council meeting on Tuesday. They presented a plaque and tee shirt to the city and the sheriff’s office as a token of their appreciation for the city and county’s continuing support of their annual fund raising event.
The Ride for Kids event occurs each August and is a motorcycle fund raiser ride that starts at This Is The Place Heritage Park, in Salt Lake, crosses over East Canyon and ends at Riverside Park in Morgan City.
Monday is Valentine’s Day. As I was talking with Anne (my wife and the publisher of The Morgan County News) this week, we were discussing my column. My mind turned towards Valentine’s Day and how it related to family history.
The Morgan Education Foundation reported in the school board meeting that their leadership had met and discussed fund raising for the new physical education facility the district is about to construct. The board of the foundation visited the Bear River facility and were impressed with the opportunities it offered to students.
The PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) has agreed to have their funds managed by individuals schools, was the report given in the school board meeting on Tuesday. The funds from the PTSO will be given to the school the group is organized around. The school will then set up a specific fund for the use of the PTSO.
Sandra (Sandy) Rigby Wilson, 47, our beloved wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from a sudden illness, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at 12 noon in the Morgan 6th Ward chapel, 2700 South Morgan Valley Drive, Porterville. Friends and family may call at Walker Mortuary in Morgan Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the church.
The Morgan Valley Marathon, half marathon and 5k are now less than 6 months away. It may seem impossible or out of reach for many but if you change your state of mind from “I can’t run a marathon” to “I will run a marathon” that will be your first step in accomplishing this goal.
The Morgan Lady Trojan basketball team began it’s 2nd round of Region 11 battles with two road games, the first against Ben Lomond on Thursday January 27 and the second against Grantsville on Tuesday Feb. 1. Both games were blow outs in favor of the visitors, with Morgan beating Ben Lomond 71-30, and then thumping Grantsville 76-16.
Last Thursday night, the senior wrestlers were honored before their final home dual of the season. The 11 seniors are: Preston Barnett, Brady Libby, Connor Jensen, Randon Prochnow, Jordan Mendoza, Cormick Breshears, Tyler Johnson, Nate Losee, Clint Young, Rylan Rowser, and Jackson Lake.
The students at Mountain Green Elementary School recently were entertained with some exceptional storytellers from their own school. As part of the annual Mountain Green Elementary Storytelling Contest, the students had an opportunity to compete by telling stories at a class level, a grade level, and finally a school level. A big congratulations to the three students who were chosen as the final school winners.
The FFA held Sweetheart week last week. The contestants who participated in Sweetheart week were the following Christina Andersen, Bailey Woolsey, Shantel Watkins, Danielle Anderson, Braden Bichoff, Nate Buchanan, Jake Cannon, and Chris Webster.