Our kind and loving mother, Jane Dawson Merz, 85, of Morgan, passed from this earthly plain on Sunday February 27, 2011 to be reunited with her eternal love, Martin. Cancer took her physical body but her spirit lives on.
John and Cathy Ure are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Sarah Jean Ure, to Cory Alan Reimschussel, son of Alan and Lori Reimschussel, of Pleasant Grove, Utah.
They will be married in the Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple on Saturday, March 5, 2011.
Sarah served in the New York Rochester LDS Mission and is currently working on her degree in Special Education at BYU.
When Kayli Heywood headed to Utah State University in the fall of 2009, she knew that she wanted music to be a part of her experience there. She joined Logan’s Institute Choir, Latter Day Voices, and made many new friends. One of those friendships slowly developed into romance and now will become a lifetime of music together for Kayli and Stephen R. Nielsen.
Currently students live as well as learn in a world that has been profoundly transformed by the immediate availability of immense stores of information in an array of formats. One form of literacy that is important to the success of Morgan County School District students is Information Literacy.
WASHINGTON, DC Ruston Roberts of Morgan Elementary School has received a $2,000 Learning & Leadership Grant from the NEA Foundation to lead the Morgan Elementary School faculty in a study of How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students by Susan Brookhart.
Collaborative teams will review the text, the research, and student and classroom data over the course of the year to support implementation of the principles of effective feedback. The study and implementation will be supported by text, DVD training, and coaching.
The students of Mountain Green Elementary School were excited to be able to share some doughnuts with their dad’s last week. As a wrap up to the month long Dr. Seuss celebration, students invited their dad’s, grandpa’s, or mom’s to the school for a doughnut, milk, conversation, and reading.
Wow, what a game! Morgan fans got their moneys worth last Friday night as the Trojans took on the Desert Hills Thunder in the state 3A semifinals. There was never a dull moment from tip off to final buzzer.
Round two, Morgan Trojans vs. Richfield Wildcats. Bright and early Thursday morning, February 24, 2011, and the Trojan Boys find themselves playing a big game in a big stadium.
A strong turn out of Morgan fans sat ready as the jump ball was tossed. Tip goes to the wildcats. A quick pass underneath to Richfield’s big man and the Wildcats are on the board. Morgan works for an open shot against a feisty defense.
The Morgan Lady Trojans entered the State playoffs last week riding a 13 game winning streak after winning their initial first round game vs. North Sanpete by a whopping 51 points. All signs pointed to a strong run to the 3A championship, or at least getting to the championship game and letting the chips fall where they may.
STANDINGS WINS LOSSES
1- Head Over Heels 28 4
2- Morgan Drug 19 13
3- Gordy’s Girls 17 15
4- Morgan County News 15 17
5- Eagle Rock Construction 15 17
6- Western Automatic Sprinkler 14 18
7- Rees Fur Farm 12 20
8- Crandall Ford 8 24
Becky Wilde 178-197- Misty Spendlove 160- Judy Judd 166-166- Gloria Marcellin 198-152- Pat Bird 150-160 Connie Rees 154-188- Lynette Bosworth 191-157-181- Lisa O’Brien 176- Connie Whiting 156-176-176- Margaret Bowman 153- Cleone Hortin 160- LeeAnn Rudd 165-160- Cathy Friery 168. High Game HCP goes to Rees Fur Farm with a 865 and they also took High HCP Series with 2475. Team members are LaVaun Vernon, Connie Rees and Lynette Bosworth. Great bowling ladies. Our fun game this week was low game and it was won by Karen Henri with a 79 but there were a lot of ladies who tried for this. We wanted to get the candy from the basket. Becky Wilde bowled 51 pins over average and Connie Rees bowled 64 pins over her average way to go ladies.
With basketball season done and the weather getting warmer it will be spring and will be having baseball games soon.
So here is a little history about Morgan High’s Baseball.
Trojans started baseball in 1948 !
This season will be 57 season for Trojan baseball!
They hold six region championships in baseball: 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1969, 2009!
Their only state baseball championship was sixty years ago! They record was 22 wins 0 losses!
Remember who they played when they won that game? The answer was South Sevier! Morgan ranks 43rd in all time wins for baseball, according to the Utah High School Activities Association
Their first baseball game will be at Roy High School on March 7 at 3:30 p.m.
What was Roy’s record last season in baseball ? The Royals record was 11 wins 12 losses and 1 tie! Doug Johnston, the editor of The Morgan County News went to Roy High but likes Morgan more!
I think the Trojan Baseball record will be 22 wins 2 losses this season!
This is my pre season Baseball region 11 poll
2nd Juan Diego
3rd Bear river
6th Ben lomond
Also my preseason 3A state wide baseball poll
2nd Juan Diego
3rd Desert Hills
4th Canyon View
6th Park City
11th Bear River
15th North Sanpete
18th American Leadership
20th Ben Lomond
Local mom and fitness enthusiast, Karen Nelson will be starting a running club for kids of all ages. While helping with the initial planning of Morgan’s first Annual Marathon, Karen was inspired to fulfill her dream of working with kids in the fitness arena. She has always wanted to do some kind of running type activity that involved children and a running club seems to be the perfect fit.
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.