Harold W. Orton will celebrate his 90th birthday. Friends and family may attend an open house in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., March 29, 2014, at the Milton Chapel, 1255 N. Morgan Valley Drive, in Morgan. No gifts.
Saturday, March 29, 2014 has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day. The local Posts of the VFW and American Legion would like to invite all vets and partners who served during this era to an open house from 5-6 p.m. at the Veterans Room in the Morgan County Court House. Come and join us for refreshments and remembrance of your service. This activity is for all who served during this “Era,” one did not have to serve in Vietnam, all who served during that time are veterans no matter whether you served at home or abroad. Contact Milan Mecham at 801-829-3565 or Dick Slate at 801-829-6224.
The kick off for Project Linus started March 3 and will conclude May . Project Linus accepts donated new, handmade, washable blankets for military fallen soldiers as well as seriously ill and/or traumatized children, ages 0 to 18. In previous years we were only able to accept blankets for children, but we are now expanding to teens, adults and families of fallen soldiers.
On October 14, 1929 Peggy Ann Williams was born at the family home in Morgan Utah to Daniel Oliver and Ansta Irene Williams. The baby of the family she was doted upon by Margaret, Barbara and Gamble. Her family were original settlers of the Morgan Valley and her father ran the William’s and Sons Store. Her mother taught school and was amazing with a needle and thread, making her beautiful clothing and doing needle point.
Marjorie Rollins Rose Adams slipped into eternity March 16, 2014 in Bountiful UT at the age of 90. She was born February 19, 1924 to Zina Pearl Bybee and Oscar Whitaker Rollins as the 8th child of 12 in the ‘big house’ at the Rollins Ranch in Mtn Green, Morgan County, Utah.
Each year husbands ask their wives what they would like for Christmas, and most men would take it as a joke if their wife told them a zebra. However Bryan Becker knew his wife, Karen, wasn’t like most women when she asked for a zebra seven years ago. So he bought a zebra at—where else—Zebras R Us.
Morgan High School had five representatives to compete at this esteemed competition. All five of them had to earn their way to the competition by placing in the top six at the state tournament the previous week. All five of them proved they deserved to be there by placing in the top six and taking their spot on the podium.
Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is officially open for Utah Connections Academy (UCA), a tuition-free, virtual public school that offers high-quality online K-12 education to students statewide.
The Morgan High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter is partnering with hit country artist Collin Raye and multiple businesses from the community to provide the necessary help to a local boy and his family.
I just wanted to take a second to share a unique perspective of what happened last Saturday during the 3A state championships held at Southern Utah University. I say unique because I was likely one of the few people in the Centrum who used to wear a Morgan basketball jersey and who currently has two children attending the opposing school for the boys’ game, Cedar High School. Also, I had the privilege of representing my employer, Southern Utah University, in the presentation of the medallions just minutes before the two games started.
Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather died suddenly at home Friday Feb. 28, 2014. He was born on Oct. 19, 1946, in Coalville, Utah. Jay is the eldest son of Douglas and Thelma Ovard. He attended grade school in Henefer and graduated from North Summit High School and Seminary in May of 1964.
For the first time in Trojan history both the girls and the boys earned the rare opportunity to compete for the basketball championship trophy in the state tournament. In a special treat for fans, this opportunity would play out in back-to-back games.
Local resident Lars L. Birkeland has announced he intends to file for the Republican nomination for the State Senate. He hopes to get Republican delegate’s nod to fill the District 18 seat that Sen. Stuart Reid does not intend to seek re-election for.
Several years ago I made trip to the Family History Library. I was just beginning to do family history research and I had my laptop with PAF installed and all the information that I had been given by my mother and grandmother. My grandmother had spent her entire life researching. She had done much herself (I have about twenty family history books with stories and photos she created) and had hired professional researchers as well.
The Morgan County School District has formed a transportation committee to focus on student safety. The committee meets every three months. During their most recent meeting, the group discussed the installation of cross walk signs. Morgan City and Morgan County are expected to pay for the signs, which may be installed in March.
The constitutional right of the people of Utah to petition their leaders has come under increasing attack as the visibility, and potential success, of Count My Vote increases. Good government groups Alliance for a Better UTAH and Utahns for Ethical Government have issued the following statement in response to legislation that would weaken Utah’s petition process:
U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1) announced that both the Senate and House have approved funding for the construction of a new maintenance hangar at Hill Air Force Base for the F-35 stealth fighter jet. Operational maintenance will be performed inside the hangar by the 388th Fighter Wing based at Hill.
In response to the letter in the Feb. 7 TMCN regarding referring to our children as “kids,” I can’t help but point out that language is a dynamic medium; many words have multiple, often diversely different meanings, and word meanings change with time and usage.
Doug and Bonnie Wright of Mountain Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Their children honored them with a dinner at Ruth Chris restaurant. A celebration is planned in their honor June 1; the family will take a cruise to Alaska.
Morgan entered the first round of the state boys basketball tournament last Saturday as the number one seed, earning the privilege to play at home against the Hawks of North Sanpete, a number four seed from Region 12. The game was closer than it ever should have been even though the Morgan boys eventually pulled away from North Sanpete.
The Morgan County School Board of Education wants input on how to handle anticipated growth, especially as it relates to expected increases in public school enrollment. To get that input, the board has formed a growth advisory committee/task force.
Representative Patrice Arent was inspired by Luke Parker—a student at Upland Terrace Elementary who regularly waves a sign at adults in idling cars during school pick up—to launch a campaign where the scripts are flipped and students educate adults on idling. His ingenuity in creating a way to remind people to play their part in preventing pollution reminded her that students often speak with the clearest voices, especially in issues where adults are sometimes forgetful.
In an effort to provide guests with real-time information related to lift and trail status, weather conditions, current resort information, the ability to track runs, vertical feet skied at the resort, speed and more, Snowbasin Resort introduced a free mobile app this week that is available for both iPhone and Android smartphone users.
Every year, the Morgan FFA chapter has its annual fundraiser of selling Valentine’s Day flowers. All day long, any assortment of flowers can be seen coming and going from the Ag room. Many members of the community come out and help the group by purchasing a bundle of roses or a vase of lilies and carnations for their sweethearts. It’s a big hit every year! We can always count on the folks in the county to come out and support us. Sure, the FFA members spend all day wrapping and arranging flowers and delivering them. But in the end, it’s all worth it to see what we’ve accomplished! Thanks so much to everyone who bought flowers this year!
Morgan has had a strong legacy of outstanding wrestlers. Throughout the last five decades, Morgan has produced its share of state champions. One particular family has wrestling success running through their blood. The Pentz family has earned its way onto the podium throughout generations and this last weekend, five cousins wrestled their way to the top.