Judging on the number of candidates filing for a position on local and state school boards, education seems to be a hot topic in Morgan County.
Of the 30 Morgan County residents who filed for a government office last week, almost half of them were for a seat on either the Morgan County School Board or Utah State School Board District 1.
Of the 14 positions candidates filed for in Morgan County, the only races that will go to a June 24 primary election are for District 2 and 4 on the Morgan County School Board.
Six candidates will find themselves involved in the primary election for seats on the Morgan County School Board. At the same time, six other county residents who filed as candidates for one of the 14 local positions up for grabs will run unopposed in their campaigns.
Incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith will join opponents Roland Haslam and Ted W. Taylor in the primary election for the four-year District 2 Morgan School Board. Incumbent Mark A. Farmer will face opponents Anna Phelps and Alan Vesper in a primary election for the four-year District 4 Morgan School Board seat.
This last week I was part of the beta test for LDS Member access to MyHeritage, FindMyPast, and Ancestry. I set up free accounts. It was easy to do and the access to more experiences and records is great. Just after I set up the accounts I received a welcome email from MyHeritage. It was a nice email and invited me to do a few things on the site. I went back to the site and added a little more information to my tree. I liked the ease of adding information on MyHeritage and thought that their process of adding me as a new customer was good. Today, however, the real fun began.
On March 5 to 7 Morgan High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in the Utah State Leadership Conference against prominent young future business leaders. Morgan students did very well and 17 students placed in the top 10 in the state in their respective events.
Last week the Morgan Lions Club hosted their always-popular annual basketball tournament. Lions Club President DeOrr Peterson thanked everyone who helped to make this year’s basketball tournament a fun and exciting event.
Morgan City has made a stride forward in coordinating community events. This move involved hiring a new event coordinator to work with the city council in not only making sure that big events are successful, but assisting in day-to-day operations as well.
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.