This month marks two years since the official ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of the Trojan Century Center. The 46,600-square-foot physical education and recreation facility sits on the district campus between Morgan High School and football field. The building houses an artificial turf practice field for football/baseball/soccer/golf, an indoor track, basketball/volleyball/tennis court and two classrooms.
After extensive mathematical inquiry --including some inconsequential guessing-- I deduced that only .0000000017 percent of the world’s population (the statistical equivalent of 12 people) will be spreading Christmas cheer on June 27. Wait… What?
When the Morgan County Council set out four years ago researching the need for public transportation in Morgan County, Councilwoman Tina Kelley didn’t think she would find many people who needed such a service.
This year the Morgan County Fair will be held July 28 – Aug. 2. Animals are being raised for showing and prizes, new recipes are being tried and tasted, craft projects are starting and, of course, quilting has hopefully begun.
Morgan youth eagerly watched the skies, hoping for a cloud free morning this Memorial Day. After a rained out flight schedule on Saturday, the young fliers were especially excited to be out in the beautiful weather Monday morning.
Beginning June 2, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is performing roadway maintenance and rehabilitation work on state Road 66, from mile post 8.74 Porterville to mile post 14.35 in Morgan. Crews will repair and replace asphalt, do earth-moving and landscaping work, install concrete structures, and place a chip seal coat over the road.
The last few months have brought many changes to the Morgan City Council. The resignation of Mayor Jim Egbert resulted in bringing Morgan City their new mayor, Ray Little. The domino effect of Little’s appointment to the mayoral seat was that his council seat was left vacant.
There are not many people still alive today who can say they have actually been in flight in the belly of a B-17 bomber. Morgan resident Alan Vesper and his father, Nick, can now mark that off their bucket list.
While the Morgan County School Board reviews the student activities policy, some board members are considering increasing the grade point average for students involved in sports and other school activities.
Jeffery Manning of Morgan was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 17, 2014, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presided. Lannon, a 1973 graduate of the university, is the first alum to serve as president of Creighton. About 1,600 degrees were conferred during Creighton University’s spring commencement.
Just ask the 3,000 to 4,000 people who raft or tube down the Weber River in Morgan County each year. Rafting the Weber River in Morgan County is a fun way to see the valley and a relaxing afternoon in the sun. It’s a great activity for families or organizations, and one of the 50 things to do in Morgan County.
Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew of the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their combined Eagle Scout Court of Honor with their normal Court of Honor at the amphitheater behind the Highlands Church Building on May 16 . Sammy Winn, first class Scout in the Troop, conducted and the flag ceremony was performed by the Troop’s 11-year-old patrol under the direction of Ethan Davis.
The World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Movie Memphis Belle” will take to the skies over Salt Lake City. Public flights will begin in the morning with ground tours in the afternoon at the South Valley Regional Airport (Leading Edge Aviation FBO, 7365 South 4450 West). Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s office is looking for vandals in Mountain Green and Milton. A storage shed at the Milton Cemetery was damaged last week. Damage is shown in the photo on this page. A reward of $300 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.
The Morgan County Veterans of American Legion Post 67 and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 6154 invite the community to honor and pay tribute to those brave women and men who have given the ultimate sacrifice and those who have served our great Nation. Saturday, May 24 Poppies will be available at Ridleys for your donation to help our disabled veterans, Poppies will also be at Hinds Quick Stop on Monday, May 26.
For many years Morgan has known its own fire chief, Dave Rich, as the face of Farm Bureau Insurance. Rich has made the decision to retire and is turning the reins over to a new friendly face, Cole Everitt.
While new taxable property is on the increase in Morgan County—which would benefit Morgan County School District finances—so are requests from large tax payers to adjust taxes downward—which could cause a one-year increase on property taxes.
On Saturday, May 17, over 7,000 runners were laced up and ready to run at the Ogden Marathon. 2,500 runners lined up 26.2 miles away from Ogden’s Historic 25th Street, eight miles east of Huntsville on Highway 39.
As the season comes to an end for the Morgan High School Track and Field team, the athletes are gearing up for an exciting state race. State will be held this weekend on the Brigham Young University campus, allowing some of the fastest runners and premier athletes in the state to compete for the State 3A title.
Concrete paving is underway on Riverdale Road from I-84 to 1900 West. Earthwork and utility upgrades continue at the intersection of 1900 West (SR-126). This area is highly congested, and through traffic is encouraged to consider alternate routes. Roadway, utility work and drainage upgrades also continue.
The Utah Transit Authority is presenting plans for public transit service in Morgan County Wednesday, May 28 in Mountain Green. Their presentation to the public will include options such as van pools, commuter transit from the county to four stops in the Weber/Davis county area, community shuttle, volunteer driver program and travel vouchers.
On Saturday, May 24, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 58 from Ogden will be giving free airplane rides to 30 youth between the ages of 8 and 17. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Morgan Airport. A parent or guardian will be required to complete a registration form prior to the flight.
On June 13, at the Morgan High School Auditorium, at 7:30 p.m., The Sons of the Utah Pioneers will host a concert by the renowned pianist James Oniel Miner, along with special guest artist Daron Bradford.
Martin Rush High had never been Miranda’s safe haven. In fact, it had always been her own personal hell. She always thought she’d rather die than be locked up in that place, but now she didn’t have a choice. That is, if she wanted to survive.
On Saturday, May 17, which is also Armed Forces Day, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Morgan County Airport Advisory Board will be sponsoring the Fourth annual Veteran’s Recognition Day beginning at 10 a.m. at the Morgan County Airport (located at 5000 Cottonwood Canyon Rd., Mountain Green) to recognize and honor all veterans from all branches of service.
If you have ever been watching General Conference or any other performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and thought you saw a familiar face, you might be right. Jason Nelson of Morgan has been blessing the world with his vocal talents since 2011, when he began his service in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary are Allen and LueCree Carrigan of Morgan. They were married on May 16, 1959, in Morgan. They will celebrate by taking a trip to Harrisburg, Oregon, to visit LueCree’ s sister and brother-in-law.
Since the city of Morgan bid a fond farewell to Steph’s Drive In, nothing has been more talked about and more anticipated than the opening of J’s Drive In. The wait is finally over. Drop what you are doing and head over to J’s right now. It is worth it.
Four Morgan County sheriff deputies were involved in a high speed chase Friday, May 9, in speeds that reached up to 110 miles per hour. While a high speed chase on Interstate 84 through Morgan County is not unusual, the fact that four deputies were on duty to handle it was, said Deputy Scott Peay.
Seven hundred and twenty-three children, from kindergarten to fifth grade, proved that kids can do big things, especially when working together. The students of Morgan Elementary School came together with a common goal of earning money for the American Cancer Society through a fun day called Relay Recess. The school raised over $2,030. This is a huge accomplishment.
Ruth Hill taught English and Literature in the Morgan School District from 1953 to 1965. She started influencing the future of Morgan students in the seventh grade and continued her desire to improve grammar and love for literature until graduation. Her passion for literature was contagious. She had zero tolerance for wasting time and challenged students to develop a love for literary masters.
Through a generous grant from Holcim, Morgan Elementary was able to realize a goal they have had for several years. Principal Wolff, along with the community council, staff, and others have had a vision to host a STEM night for some time and with the money from Holcim, they were able to welcome students and their families to an evening of fun learning on May 2.