The Morgan County News | April 12, 2024

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Morgan County ranks second nationally for surprising statistic

Morgan County has one of the lowest poverty rates in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Morgan, which has 3,506 households, was only beaten out for the lowest poverty rate by Borden County, Texas (1.6 percent); Morgan County’s rate was 1.7 percent followed by Sterling County, Texas (1.8 percent).

On the other end of the scale, poverty rates are highest in South Dakota where three counties have

the highest rates in the nation: Oglala Lakota County (55.8 percent), Todd County (52.2 percent), and Mellette County (49.1 percent)

Overall the U.S. national poverty rate declined significantly to 12.5 percent during the five-year period from 2018 to 2022. Poverty rates decreased in more than one-third (1,042) of all 3,144 U.S. counties. Poverty is measured in the United States by comparing a person's or family's income to a minimum amount of in-


Mountain Green Musical Theatre presents ‘Lion King Jr.’

With 140 middle school aged kids and over 430 animal costumes, Morgan High School stage came alive as kids from Mountain Green Theatre entertained sold out crowds, March 18,19,20,21.

Five years ago, director Melinda Taylor, founder of Mountain Green Musical Theatre brought musical theatre to Mountain Green Middle School with “Lion King Jr.” However, they were unable to finish the run of the show until the next school year, due to the COVID pandemic. When they did perform it was in Taylor’s driveway. After performing three more shows over three years, Taylor decided she wanted to give “Lion King Jr.” another shot. This time she would be able to perform it on a stage with better lights and sound and for a larger audience.

After many hours of rehearsal, costume making and set building, Mountain Green Musical Theatre gave a stellar performance. Mountain Green Musical Theatre will present Annie Jr. fall of 2024 and High School Musical Jr. Spring 2025.

More photos on page 4.

Ukrainian president offers chilling prediction

As the next aid package still sits in debate in the US, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reached out to encourage lawmakers to pass the bill, which would grant much-needed funding in his country’s efforts to expel Russian forces from their borders. In his message, Zelenskyy stated that the stakes are much higher than many might think, and despite his comments to the contrary, Putin, said Zelenskyy, won’t stop at Ukraine. He also stated that, without US aid, Ukraine would lose the war, effectively opening the door for Putin to expand further west. According to Zelenskyy, a loss on the part of Ukraine would mean the beginning of a third World War.

First edition Superman comic sells for millions

The beloved superhero, Superman was introduced to the world with the iconic 1938 comic depicting the hero lifting a 1937 DeSoto over his head. That first edition of Action Comics, of which only an estimated 100 copies exist, sold for 10 cents in 1938, but, has since appreciated in value significantly. Recently, a copy of Action Comics 1 sold at auction for a world record-setting $6 million. Associated Press quoted heritage auctions saying that the comic is “the most important comic ever published.” The previous world record for a comic sale at auction was another Superman comic, which sold for $5.3 million.

Parents of school shooter sentenced

In a landmark case that many expect will set a precedent for the future, Jennifer and James Crumbley, the parents of school shooter, Ethan Crumbley were each sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. The trial in which they were sentenced brought to light the many signs that prosecutors felt were ignored by the parents of the 15-year-old and the precautions that were not taken like failing to lock up the firearm used in the shooting, and purchasing a handgun for the child in the first place, despite signs of fragile mental health. Ethan Crumbley shot and killed four classmates, and wounded seven others on Nov. 30, 2021, and is currently serving a life sentence.

Developments in Gaza

Sunday marks six months since the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks in Israel, which killed about 1,200 people. Since then, Israel’s campaign in Gaza has left more than 33,000 dead and triggered a humanitarian crisis. Israel says it has withdrawn its forces from Khan Younis in southern Gaza, but that a “significant” force remains elsewhere in the strip. Israel announced that it would attend negotiations on a ceasefire and hostage deal in Cairo. A Hamas delegation is also taking part. Ahead of the talks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said there would be no truce without the release of hostages. In further developments, new details have emerged about Thursday’s phone call between US President Joe Biden and Netanyahu. A source told CNN that Biden demanded Netanyahu do more to allow in aid.

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A LOOK BACK January 17,

Work planned on seven Morgan County roads

Several roads around Morgan County will be worked on this summer. 6800 East and Croydon Road from 1800 North to the county line is the road most in need of reconstruction, Public Works Director Bret Heiner told the county commission April 2.

This summer after patching is completed on two sections the entire road will be treated with a hot mix asphalt overlay. Two feet wide shouldering will be done on both sides.

“When I came into this job we had about 16 roads what I call number one roads — I prioritize roads from one to four —and number one is high priority, ones that need to be paved that are really in tough shape and we've narrowed that down to eight roads even with the bridge projects that we've had, and this right here narrows it down to three,” Heiner said.

Most of the funds for this project which is estimated will cost $206,800 will come from corridor preservation funds. If needed, the remaining funds could come from the Class B road contingency funds, Commission Chair Mike Newton said.

At the same meeting, commissioners approved $328,548 for maintenance work on six roads: Davis Drive, Wasatch Drive, Line Creek, Weber Drive, Daisy Drive (Iris to Silverstone), Silver Stone Road, and Silverstone Circle. These will be paid for with Class C road funds.

“The last three or four years we've had bridges in our way so we haven't done as much as we'd like but this year we did finally get one-time money and so that's going to help us out to get this bridge in Croydon taken care of and do some paving so that's what I've targeted these projects,” Heiner said.

“On the rough spots we actually do a little level course [a layer of asphaltic concrete] so if we've got a dip in this


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come needed to cover basic needs.

Morgan County’s 12,295 residents have a median household income of $ 120,854, the survey says.

Other statistics provided by the sur-

road we'll go in and do a level course and then we'll come back and we do about a 2-inch overlay, Heiner said.

Most of these roads haven't been overlaid, Heiner said, “so we've got some room to bring it up and they need to be brought up because most of them aren't crowned very good so we bring them up, we crown them so the water runs off,” he said. “If we can get rid of that water and shoulder the roads correctly and take care of that they're going to last a lot longer

Silver Leaf will not be included in this year’s project list event though it has a number of potholes project, Heiner said in response to a question from County Commissioner Blaine Fackrell.

“That’s on our list; I wouldn't be surprised if we if we do something pretty good on that next year,” he said. “There’s just not enough to go aroundthese roads are actually worse so we're just going to have to deal with it and I'll do some repairs on those bad spots.”

The commission might be willing to consider a request for more funding in that case, Fackrell said. “I’m wondering, you're coming in with this one now but throughout the summer or the spring as people pop their tires and everything else on these potholes if we can somehow get something in there. If we have to use from [another road] fund please come and ask.”

Morgan County has never had all the funds it needs to maintain its roads properly, Commissioner Jared Anderson said. “Because we've never had enough money in BNC funds we're just trying to Band-Aid stuff the best we can, and I think we're getting in a much better position with the quarter-percent sales [tax] and things that are coming in where we can actually say, ‘here are some reconstruction projects.’ You can only put so many overlays on a road before you have to reconstruct.” l

vey include percentage of the Morgan County population with a bachelor's degree or higher (37.6 percent) and the employment rate (62.6 percent). Slightly more than 97 percent of residents are white while just 338 of Morgan County residents are Hispanic or Latino, it says. The Census Bureau identifies 342

Libraries with Heart

D id you know you can borrow a blood pressure kit from the Morgan County Library? All you need is your library card. The kit contains blood pressure equipment, instructions in English and Spanish and educational resources on high blood pressure.


Daniel’s Picks

-I predict Morgan will beat the Ogden Tigers on April 12. I think the score will be Morgan - 2 to Ogden - 1. I think in the shootout, Morgan will win against Ogden, 5 to 4. Ogden will wear black uniforms with orange numbers and white lines with black shorts.

I predict Morgan will beat the Ogden Tigers on April 12. I think the score will be Morgan - 2 to Ogden - 1. I think in the shootout, Morgan will win against Ogden, 5 to 4. Ogden will wear black uniforms with orange numbers and white lines with black shorts.

This is at Ogden High School, in boys soccer.

This is at Ogden High School, in boys soccer.

I think the softball will double up South Summit on April 12. I think the score will be Morgan - 20 to South Summit - 1.

-I think the softball will double up South Summit on April 12. I think the score will be Morgan - 20 to South Summit - 1.

I predict Morgan will beat the Roy Royals on April 13 at 11 am. I think the score will be Morgan - 11 to Roy - 0.

-I predict Morgan will beat the Roy Royals on April 13 at 11 am. I think the score will be Morgan - 11 to Roy - 0.

I think Morgan softball will beat Carbon on April 13. I think the score will be Morgan - 18 to Carbon - 0.

I think Morgan softball will beat Stansbury on April 13. I think the score will be Morgan - 17 to Stansbury - 0.

-I think Morgan softball will beat Carbon on April 13. I think the score will be Morgan - 18 to Carbon - 0.

I predict Morgan will beat North Sanpete. I think the score will be Morgan - 17 to North Sanpete - 0.

I think Morgan softball will beat Manti. I think the score will be Morgan - 20 to Manti - 0. l

employer establishments in Morgan County. Total housing units come in at 3,703; of those 86.9 percent are owner-occupied. Just 5 percent of Morgan residents did not have health care coverage in 2020 (the last year that survey was completed) according to the 2020 Decennial Census.

The American Community Survey measures data in 5-year increments. The survey “helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities,” its website says.l

One in four Utah adults don’t have their high blood pressure under control. Uncontrolled blood pressure can cause heart attacks, heart failure, stroke and other conditions which rob us of precious time with loved ones. Protect your health and monitor your blood pressure at home free of charge. For more information on hypertension, visit l

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‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’

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CAST OF “LION KING JR.” GRASSLAND DANCERS. ROCKY MANSFIELD (YOUNG SIMBA), Hana Hadley (Zazu) and Hadley Weeks (Young Nala) with Grassland Dancers in the background. REAGAN PABST (ADULT NALA) Brady Anderson (adult Simba) with Tomi Dorous, Aaryln Auxiar, Milly Mikesell, Averyella Johnson and Lizzy sing “Can you Feel the Love Tonight?” AUTUMN KILGORE (REFIKI) sixth grade boys as giraffes, Anna Lee and Madyn Kilgore as elephants. JORDYN SYDENHAM as a cheetah. CAMERON MORGAN (SCAR) sings “Be Prepared” with the hyenas. COOPER OLSEN (ZAZU) sings “Just Can’t Wait to be King” with Grassland Dancers and birds. GRAHM KILGORE (PUMBA), Parker Taylor (Young Simba) Juno Kinney (Timon) sing “Hakkuna Matata.” AMURIE MACK (ADULT SIMBA) with Autumn Kildgor (Rafiki). KATELYN LOUGHTON (SCAR) and Hana Hadley (Zazu). ELI HADLEY (PUMBA) and Jack Manwearing (Timon) create a distractions for the hyenas. CHARLOTTE WITT (RAFIKI). ROCKY MANSFIELD (YOUNG SIMBA) Andrew Stocking (Mufasa) on Pride Rock. AMURIE MACK (ADULT SIMBA). Photos courtesy of Kelsey Hadley


MHS Alum Rylee Creasey places 4th at Nationals, earns All-American honors

Two Morgan wrestling alumni, Rylee Creasy ‘23 and Will Korth ‘22, competed with their team, the Snow College Badgers, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 1-2, at the National Junior College (NJCAA) Wrestling Championships. Korth, a two-year member of the team, and Rylee, a freshman, both earned automatic bids to the tournament based on their performances at the Region 18 Championships that were held in Roseburg, Oregon.

At the Region Championships, Creasey earned first place in the 285-pound division and received a No.4 seed for nationals. Korth, wrestling at 141 pounds, placed third at Region and entered the tournament unseeded.

Korth opened NJCAA action with a bye and fell in his opening match 17-5 to the No. 4 seed. Dropping into the consolation bracket, he won a 7-3 decision before exiting the tournament on a loss by fall in the next round.

As a team, the Badgers improved on their 2023 performance and placed 18th in 2024, up four spots from last year.

Creasey debuted at nationals with two wins by fall (2:15 and 1:36) to advance to the quarterfinals. In the quarters, Creasey came up against eventual champion, CJ Carter, of Western Iowa Community College. Carter defeated Creasey by major decision, 12-4, but Creasey wasn’t finished.

He won a tight 12-11 match in his first consolation battle and then pinned his next foe (4:12). In the consolation semifinals, Creasey won 13-8 to qualify for the 3rd Place Match. In his match, Creasey fell to Western Wyoming’s Dmarian Lopez, 5-1, and placed fourth, earning All-American honors.

“I’m happy with the outcome,” Creasey said. “It

was great to have my parents come from Alabama. They liked watching me, but it scared my mom when the big heavyweights were picking me up.”

Riley, like Trussell, is a light 285. He weighed in for nationals at 200 pounds, surrendering up to 85 pounds in weight to each competitor. When asked about the weight differential, Creasey said, “I like it. It’s fun to give up the weight. I feel cool doing it.”

“I started my year off slower than I wanted to, but as the year has gone by, I’ve found my flow. I feel like I’ve made big jumps in the year,” he said.

Moving from high school to college is different, said Creasey. “In college, everyone who is wrestling wants to be there and wants to work hard. There are no easy matches like in high school.”

“One big difference at college is that you have a lot more practice partners to work with. In high school, I had my man, Aydon Thomson, as a practice partner, and Ryker Adams, the year before. They were great, but it gives you so much more practice and experience to have different partners every day in college.”

Creasey said that prepping at Morgan High with Coach Dustin Rock and the wrestling culture at Morgan High helped prepare him for college wrestling. “I came from a school in Montana that did a good job for what they had, but there was no wrestling culture. Morgan has a great wrestling program, and I had Aydon and Ryker to beat up on me when I arrived.”

Creasey also said that living and attending school in Richfield, Utah makes it easy to become a good wrestler. “Life is pretty boring in Richfield. Living a boring life is good for wrestling; there are no distractions.”

Creasey is majoring in finance and would 100% love to wrestle at a four-year school after he finishes at Snow if the price is right. “Snow has been great for me,” he said. “Coach Strain has helped me a lot with the fundamentals. I am excited to wrestle again next year

Morgan alumni wrestlers Find postseason success

March Madness wrapped up Monday, April 8 with UConn winning backto-back NCAA Men’s basketball titles, but the real story of March for wrestling fans is March Matness! The NCAA Wrestling Tournament wrapped up this year on March 23 with Penn State claiming its 11th title in 13 years under the direction of Heber City-native Coach Cael Sanderson.

Post-season wrestling is the prize wrestlers of all ages grind for all season, and this year three Morgan High wrestling alumni advanced to their schools’ post-season wrestling tournaments, and two advanced to the National Junior College Wrestling Championships.

2018 Morgan High graduate Chase Trussell competed in the Big 12 Wrestling Championships for Utah Valley losing a tough OT battle just before the placing rounds. Snow’s Will Korth (2022 MHS graduate) and Rylee Creasey (2023 MHS graduate) both placed at their West District Championships and advanced to the National Junior College Wrestling Championships in Council Bluffs, Iowa where Creasey placed fourth and earned All-American honors.

Chase Trussell wraps up six years wrestling for Utah Valley University

At the completion of the Big 12 Championships, Chase Trussell wrapped up his six-year wrestling career for the Utah Valley Wolverines. Trussell, a three-time state champion for the Trojans who graduated in 2018, redshirted his freshman year, earned a Covid year

and just completed his fourth year as a major contributor at UVU.

In the Big 12 Championships, Trussell wrestled five matches, and three of them were tight overtime battles. In the opening round, Trussell beat the No.6 seed from Northern Iowa, 4-1 in overtime (SV-2). In the quarterfinals, he fell 5-0 to Missouri’s Zach Elam, who ended up placing third in the tournament. In the consolation bracket, Trussell won his first match, 3-2, in overtime again (TieBreaker) and then fell to the No.7 seed from West Virginia, also in overtime, 4-1 (SV-1).

Trussell came into the tournament, 8-5, due to a shortened season. He had to have surgery to repair a broken kneecap and missed the front end of the season. After receiving clearance, the heavyweight who wrestles a light 238 (285 is the maximum in the heavyweight category) put together a solid season and impressive run at the tournament.

“It was a great tournament,” Trussell said. “There were some fun overtime matches. Wrestling lighter as a heavyweight, I like to bide my time and tire out the big guys. Then, I can make my move.”

“I am proud of how I wrestled, and I left it all out there. I’ve loved my time at UVU. I’ve had great coaches, and I’ve accomplished all of the goals I set for myself,” he said.

“The biggest thing I’ve learned as a college wrestler is that if you put your mind to something, a goal, an aspiration,

at Snow.”

Creasey has this advice for younger wrestlers, “For anyone who is interested in wrestling in college, the most important thing is a desire to wrestle. Don’t make wrestling a chore, enjoy it while you can!” l

Morgan runners place 3rd at national Invitational

Morgan’s talented sprint medley relay quartet of Jake Carter, Brogan Garrett, Tucker Giles, and Talmadge Sommers traveled to Arcadia, California to participate in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational against teams and individuals from throughout the United States. In 2023, the Morgan High team of Carter, Garrett, Giles, and Jimmy Savage placed second in the medley relay at the same event.

The 2024 group journeyed to California looking to claim the top prize, and they did finish with a different color medal atop the podium, only it was bronze, not gold. Although the Trojans ran a good race, 3:36.04, they placed third behind Wilson-Long Beach (3:27.72) and Mount Miguel (3:33.33), both California schools. The Trojans’ 2023 time, 3:33.60, although three seconds faster, still would have put them in third this year.

“Wilson had a super fast entry time, so we knew they would be up there,” Coach Brennen Fuller said. “The medley race was quite a bit different from last year where we had teams all around

competing for the top three spots. This year after the top two teams, our 400/800 boys basically ran their whole races alone with no one around them to push them, which is tough to do! Anytime you medal at Arcadia, it’s a big deal though, so we can’t complain.”

Individually, Tucker Giles finished the 800m in 1:55.059 earning second place, and Brogan Garrett competed in the 400m with a 49.54 mark.

“Tucker set another school record in his 800 running 1:55.06 and placed 2nd earning his 2nd medal of the weekend,” said Fuller.

Three of the four members of the relay team are looking to continue their track careers post-high school. “Tucker is looking at Weber State and Idaho State right now,” Fuller said. “Brogan is also looking at pretty much every Utah school, but Weber and UVU are high up there right now for him. Jake is potentially going to have a roster spot at UVU. It will be exciting to see what they decide in the next few weeks.”

As a team, Morgan did not compete in any other track meets last week due to Spring Break. l

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RYLEE CREASEY celebrates a victory at the NJCAA Wrestling Tournament. Creasey took fourth place and earned All-American status. Photo courtesy of Rylee Creasey TRUSSELL ELEVATES HIS OPPONENT’S LEG in a match. Trussell weighs 238 pounds, but he wrestles heavyweight, with competitors up to 285 pounds. Photo Courtesy of UVU Wrestling THE WINNING RELAY TEAM poses with their intrepid coaches who work hard to provide the athletes with opportunities to perform at the highest level of competition. Photo Courtesy of Brennen Fuller

Trojans break even with Union, lose to Spanish Fork

The Morgan Trojans baseball team got the break they needed in one of the first pitches of the game between them and Union Tuesday April 2.

Down by the score of 0-1 with two batters on, senior Ben Harden stepped to the plate in the bottom of the first inning and swung.

The ball flew over the wall for a three-run home run in an 8-6 win over Union.

It was Harden’s first home run of the season for Morgan, who rode the arm of Camron Talbot to victory. Talbot scattered six hits over seven innings of work

and went wire-to-wire for his fourth win of the season in four starts.

Senior Brigham Spens was also pivotal for Morgan [7-7, 1-3 Region 13], hitting two RBI. Sophomore George Jensen collected a double RBI and fellow sophomore Luke Bauerle hit an RBI in the win.

Later in the day, the Trojans would play Union again—with a different result.

Senior Ryder Waldron gave up two home runs to one Union player in the fifth inning and that turned out to be the difference in a 3-7 loss for Morgan.

The Trojans were all knotted up at 1-1 through four innings and would score on an RBI double in the top of the

fifth to go ahead 2-1.

It was the first time in the second game of this doubleheader that Morgan led, but it would be short-lived as Union went through its entire batting order in the bottom of the fifth inning, scoring six runs.

For the Trojans, Waldron struck out four batters and allowed seven hits in the loss. At the plate, Morgan was led by Benton Palmer’s first double of the year; the sophomore now has five RBI.

Ben Harden and Luke Bauerle each hit an RBI for Morgan, who wrapped up a busy week the next day as they hosted Spanish Fork in a non-league game Wednesday, April 3.

The Trojans trotted out Luke Bauer-

Senior Beau Johnson ties the school record for assists

Nine assists. In nine games.

To give an idea of how rare this is for a player to do, senior Beau Johnson has already tied a school record for assists – by Spring Break.

Keep in mind that the season is only two-thirds of the way through. It is indeed some rarified air for Johnson to be breathing to have nine assists in a season. Only two other players are tied for the lead throughout all the schools that comprise the state of Utah. One has 13 at American Fork High and a player at Dixie has nine.


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you can achieve a lot. There is nothing as hard as wrestling in a D1 college wrestling room,” he said. “If you can do that, you can do anything!”

“I graduated last year with my BS in Psychology,” said Trussell. “I did my associate’s in Criminal Justice and earned my Certificate in National Security Studies the past year. For a kid who didn’t love school in high school, I’ve learned to take academics seriously.”

After completion of the school year, Trussell will begin the year-long pro-

Then there’s Johnson, Morgan’s 5-foot-5-inch senior midfielder. Johnson tied the record in one game. Entering Morgan’s game at Ben Lomond on March 28, Johnson had seven assists on the season.

But, in minute 14, Johnson found senior Jett Beckstrom who rounded the goalkeeper, had his first shot parried away, and shot again with success to make the score 1-0 at Ben Lomond. Johnson would find Beckstrom again in minute 44 to make the score 2-0.

Technically speaking, Johnson tied the school record in eight and a half games instead of nine.

There is also a rumor that nine as-

cess of applying to work for the DEA, seeking a job with forensics, sting operations, and other responsibilities within the field.

Trussell is grateful for the choice he made to stay close to home to wrestle in college. “My family has supported me in wrestling since I was 8, and now I’m 24,” he said. “I wanted them to be a part of it. I’m so grateful for their support, for the support of my coaches at UVU – Greg Williams, Ethen Lofthouse, and Erkin Tadzhimetov, for the UVU staff, athletic director, administration, and for the UVU President Astrid Tuminez.”

sists as a school record might be far from the truth, for the Trojans had some great players in the 1990s.

One reportedly bagged 30 goals in one season, according to Morgan head coach Seth Wallace.

“It was Wayne Bohman, 1991,” he recounted to City Journals.

Johnson is having a heck of a season for Morgan. His nine assists tied Cam Burt’s mark set last year.

What’s more, Johnson has had 2-assist games three times this season.

Keep an eye out for Beckstrom; the senior may not be within striking distance of the all-time mark reportedly set by Bohman back when En Vogue was in

“It’s impressive that our UVU President showed up to every home match,” he said. “She hasn’t missed a match.”

Trussell shared three pieces of advice for any wrestler who wants to wrestle in college.

• Trust your coach. “Kudos to Coach Rock. I owe him a lot. He had faith in me, and I started to listen to him my sophomore year, and it made a huge difference in my wrestling when I trusted my coach.”

• Travel to a lot of big tournaments to get your name out there. “Utah has good wrestling, but go to the big nation-

le, who got peppered for 11 hits in a 4-9 loss. It was the senior’s first real action on the mound; he struck out two batters in the process.

Spanish Fork jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two and a half innings but the Trojans showed their mettle with a fourrun bottom of the third in which Palmer and Bauerle each drove in a run and the senior Harden belted a two-run double.

That was all she wrote for Morgan, who will next take on South Summit in Region 13 action at home Tuesday, April 9, and travel there Thursday, April 11 before the Trojans take on Roy in nonleague action Saturday April 13. l

When I try a new recipe that has caught my interest, I have observed that modern recipes often include measurements by weight, especially when it comes to flour. While it may seem like a daunting task, baking especially, benefits from weight measurements. Accurate flour quantities can significantly impact the texture and structure of baked goods. If you are new to using weight measurements in baking, as was I, then I suggest investing in a good digital scale and practice (mine cost me around $13). The finished results are more consistent and create more successful bakes (and who does not want those results?)

This recipe, lemon blueberry cake, is a very moist cake made in a loaf pan. It is a wonderful recipe for spring – and even to practice using a digital scale. The fruits add a lightness while the greek yogurt produces an extra moist and dense cake.


3 large Eggs

1 C Sugar

2 Lemons, zest* & juice (about 1/3 C)

8 oz plain Greek yogurt

4 oz Butter, melted

1 t Vanilla Extract

2 C (240 g) Flour

1/4 t Salt

2 t Baking Powder

6 oz Blueberries**

Icing on top :

1/2 C Powdered Sugar

11/2-2 T Lemon Juice


Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 1lb. loaf baking pan with parchment paper or grease well.

In a large bowl combine eggs and sugar – beat well. Add the zest and lemon juice, yogurt, butter and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into the liquid mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in the blueberries. Don't over mix.

Pour into the prepared baking pan – and then top with a few well placed blueberries. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes. Test with a toothpick for readiness. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan. When cooled, mix lemon juice and powdered sugar, spreading over the top of the loaf.

Tips – *when zesting, do not over zest and include the bitter white under the lemon’s yellow skin.


The Morgan senior is certainly within reach of the modern-day school record for goals; he has 13 in nine games and is actually tied for the most goals this year throughout the state’s six classifications.

At the time of going to print, Beckstrom was one off the mark of 14 set by the modern-day second-place holder, Inigo Polo Lopez in 2018.

The ultimate mark is potentially Beckstrom’s as well; Isaac Lowder bagged 16 goals in 2021.

“The talent we’ve had over the last seven years is unmatched in school history,” said Coach Wallace. l

al tournaments, get your name out there, and compete against the very best to get better.”

• Great practice partners make you better. “Get better practice partners. I was lucky in high school to have Wyatt Ekblad and Owen Pentz to wrestle with. I also traveled to find other good partners. It makes a huge difference.”

He also added that “all good wrestlers are good in the classroom. Learn to take academics seriously. There is a reason we are called student-athletes with ‘student’ before ‘athlete!’” l

From Lisa’s Kitchen: Lemon Blueberry Cake A LOOK BACK

** To help the blueberries from all sinking to the bottom, rinse blueberries, shake off water, then toss in flour. The flour helps to suspend the blueberries in the loaf while baking.


The state road commission is advertising for bids on construction of a road around the Echo Dam, between Coalville and Echo, in this issue of the Bee, the cost being estimated by engineers at approximately $129,000.

The present highway, which was constructed at the time the Echo Dam was built, has settled, making it unsafe for travel.

The commission also called for bids on the gravel surfacing of five miles of road on the Alpine scenic loop. Cost of this project was estimated at $55,000.

January 17, 1935

Awarding of contracts on these two jobs will leave only three projects on the 1934-35 highway program, the total cost of which will be $2,132,00.


Morgan and Park City took the commanding lead in the Summit District following their victories last Friday. North Summit dropped from the favored circle after being upset by Heber, 33 to 44.

Morgan defeated South Summit, 29-9, and Park City upset Judge Memorial 33 to 23.

Both Morgan and Park City led through most of their contests, but North Summit made it a real argument with Heber, deadlocking the score at 28-28 as the two teams went into the final period. Led by Tadd reserve guard, Heber started rolling in field goals from all angles in the final period, however, to register a victory.


Preparations for the placing of eight murals, painted from scenes of Utah history, in the dome of the capitol building were being made today.

The murals, illustrating the discovery and settlement of the state, were painted by Lee Greene Richards, Gordon Copex, and Renry Rasmussen, Utah artists, as a public works of art project under the state FERA. They measure 25x15 feet and will extend entirely around the 200-

foot barrel of the dome. Underneath, in the four spandrels, will be placed paintings measuring 45 feet at the top, 11 feet at the bottom, and 11 feet in height.


The most enthusiastic butterfly hunter who ever lived, a Swiss named Hans Fruhstorfer, made a wonderful collection of 100,000 butterflies, and this has been lent to the Natural History Museum in Paris. He began his collection in Brazil when he was twenty-two; then took his net to Java, where he spent three years; then he followed his pursuit for two years in the Malay archipelago. He traveled through South America, Japan, China, and Siam, darting about with that abstract look of the butterfly hunter here, there, and everywhere until he had brought his net over some of the rarest creations in the world. His 100,000 specimens have nearly 7,000 varieties.

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Credit for photo ©Remember Films

Hope and horror in ‘Escape from Germany’ and ‘Civil War’


Escape from Germany (in theaters)

Sometimes, the bravest thing you can do is put yourself in danger for the sake of someone else.

That bravery shines bright in T.C. Christensen’s “Escape from Germany,” which highlights a lesser-known historical chapter from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following the lives of real members in the hours just before the start of WWII, it’s a deeply touching look at what average people will risk to do the right thing for each other. If you’re at all the type of person to get choked up during movies, you will absolutely shed a few tears by the end of this film.

In the movie, a lone missionary has to make his way through Nazi-controlled Germany to find more than 70 scattered missionaries. The borders are about to close, war is looming on the horizon, and if he can’t give them what they need there’s no way for these young men to get safely out of the country. Will he be able to find them all, or will he be the one to get trapped in the middle of the oncoming war?

The movie has a stronger grounding in fact than a lot of history-based movies, and in a lot of ways has more faith in it as well. The Nazis are kept to facts and a few key scenes, relatively tame mo-

ments that still perfectly illustrate the brutality we know they committed. The fear and bravery of the young missionaries, particularly Paul Wuthrich as Elder Seibold.

By the end of the movie, you’ll care enough about these people that the parade of real-life pictures and information through the credits will get you just as emotional as the movie itself. Stay all the way until the very end, where you’ll get one last, perfect little detail that will make the whole movie even more special.

Grade: Three and a half stars

Civil War (in theaters)

War is horrifying, but it’s great for cinematographers.

That’s the truth behind pretty much every war film ever made, including Alex Garland’s “Civil War.” Shot on cameras designed to make it look more like live news reports than a safely removed movie experience, Garland and cinematographer Rob Hardy plunge viewers into the heart of a war that turns familiar American images into bloody, brutal nightmares. It takes an immense amount of talent to make a sensory nightmare this immersive, and a great cast brings a human element that makes the movie more emotional and darker by turns. If the center didn’t prove as hollow as every American-made movie about the Middle East, this movie

would have been unforgettable.

America’s modern civil war is in full swing when the movie starts, following a group of journalists as they cross war-torn land for an impossibly dangerous story. Kirsten Dunst is our POV character, a longtime war journalist who is constantly fighting her own battle between defeated cynicism and the last shreds of her empathy. She makes us feel every shred of the weight she carries, and Cailee Spaeny and Wagner Moura are great as the ghosts of where she’s been and where she might let herself fall.

Garland, however, makes the same mistake that American filmmakers so often commit during war movies. The political pathway to this fictional civil war has been scrubbed clean, the backstory so disconnected from anything real that it might as well not be there at all. Wars like this are awful realities around the world, and a horrifying possibility here, but divorcing them of context makes them seem like unstoppable nightmares rather than the reality of our day-to-day choices. Peace doesn’t just disappear – it’s chipped away by money, power, hatred, and the inattention of thousands and thousands of people. That’s the real lesson of war, and one that movies too often forget.

Grade: Three stars

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Jenniffer Wardell is an award-winning movie critic and member of the Utah Film Critics Association. Find her on Twitter at @wardellwriter or drop her a line at
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Heather Robinson grew up in Morgan, Utah. While attending a Morgan High School she was simultaneously enrolled in Weber State University. After graduating from MHS she continued her education at WSU where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in PR and Advertising. In addition, she has a master’s degree in Professional Communication.

Robinson began her teaching career three years ago splitting her time between Morgan Middle School and Mountain Green Middle School teaching eighth grade. She then moved full-time to MGMS where she has taught digital literacy, game design, web development, grade computer science, and yearbook to students from fifth grade through eighth grade.

“I actually didn’t plan on being a teacher, but when I saw the job opening to help set up a computer science program in the district, I thought it looked interesting, so I applied,” said Robinson.

“I love that I get to learn new things with/from my students and seeing them come up with really creative ideas for their projects.” Robinson has been married to her husband for three years. In her spare time, she likes to travel, read and hike. l


Morgan & Mtn. Green

Elementary Breakfast

Monday, April 15

Mini French Toast, Tornado Cereal Variety, Apple Wedges Sliced Peaches

Tuesday, April 16

Breakfast Pizza, Cereal Variety Apple Wedges, Sliced Peaches

Wednesday, April 17

Muffin Variety, Cereal Variety

Orange Juice, Fruit Cocktail

Thursday, April 18

Pancake Sausage Stick, Yogurt, high protein, Cereal Variety

Pineapple Tidbits, Blueberries

Friday, April 19

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Mini Bagels, Yogurt, high protein, Cereal Variety, Grapes, Applesauce

Morgan & Mtn. Green

Middle & HS Breakfast

Monday, April 15

Mini French Toast, Tornado

Cereal Variety, Apple Wedges

Sliced Peaches

Tuesday, April 16

Breakfast Pizza, Cereal Variety

Apple Wedges, Sliced Peaches

Wednesday, April 17

Muffin Variety, Cereal Variety

Orange Juice, Fruit Cocktail

Thursday, April 19

Pancake Sausage Stick, Cereal Variety, Pineapple Tidbits, Pears

Friday, April 20

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Mini Bagels, Yogurt, high protein, Cereal Variety, Grapes, Applesauce

Morgan & Mtn. Green

Elementary Lunch

Monday, April 15

Chicken Fillet Patty, Wheat Bun

Waffle Fries, Carrots and celery cup

Pears, Fruit Cocktail, Slushie Cup

Tuesday, April 16

Tortilla, Taco Meat, Cheddar Cheese 1 oz, Black Beans, Corn, Peaches Applesauce, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Wednesday, April 17

Orange Chicken, Brown Rice, Broccoli Normandy, Edamame, Blueberries, Pears, Snickerdoodle Cookie

Thursday, April 18

Mini Calzone, Cucumber Slices,Grape Tomatoes, Pineapple Tidbits, Apple Wedges

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie

Friday, April 19

French Toast Sticks, Sausage Links

Hashbrown Triangles, Sweet Thing Puff, Orange Juice, peach cup

Yogurt, high protein

Morgan Middle Lunch

Monday, April 15

Orange Chicken, Brown Rice Hamburger, Cheddar Cheese 1 oz

Thursday, April 18

Spaghetti, Popcorn Chicken

Chef Salad, Bread stick 2 ww

French Fries, Broccoli Florets

Green Beans, Applesauce

Pears, Apples, Oranges, Oatmeal


Friday, April 19

Pretzel Bites, Cheese Sauce, Chicken Strips / Choice, French Fries

Carrots and celery cup, Applesauce

Fruit Cocktail, Apples, Oranges

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie

Mtn. Green

Middle Lunch

Monday, April 15

Orange Chicken, Brown Rice

Hamburger, Cheddar Cheese 1 oz

Wheat Bun, Oriental Chicken Salad

Edamame, Broccoli Normandy

Curly Fries, Pineapple Tidbits

Sliced Peaches, Apples, Oranges

Snack pack Pudding

Tuesday, April 16

Nacho Chips, Cheese Sauce

Taco Meat, Burrito Los cobos

Taco Salad, Refried Beans

Corn, Baby Carrots, Mandarin Oranges, Fruit Cocktail, Apples

Oranges, Ginger Snap Cookie

Sour Cream

Wednesday, April 17

French Dip Sliders, Corn Dogs

BLT Salad, Waffle Fries, Carrots and celery cup, Sliced Peaches

Sliced Pears, Apples, Oranges


Thursday, April 18

Spaghetti, Popcorn Chicken

Chef Salad, Bread stick 2 ww

French Fries, Broccoli Florets

Green Beans, Applesauce

Pears, Apples, Oranges

Oatmeal Cookie

Friday, April 19

Mini Calzone, Marinara sauce

Chicken Strips / Choice, French Fries, Baby Carrots, Fruit Cocktail Applesauce, Apples, Oranges

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie

Morgan High Lunch

Monday, April 15

Orange Chicken, Brown Rice

Hamburger, Cheddar Cheese 1 oz


Oriental Chicken Salad, Wheat Roll

Edamame, Broccoli Normandy

Curly Fries, Pineapple Tidbits

Sliced Peaches, Apples, Oranges

Snack pack Pudding

Tuesday, April 16

Nacho Chips, Cheese Sauce

Taco Meat, Burrito Los cobos

Taco Salad, Wheat Roll, Refried Beans, Corn, Baby Carrots, Mandarin Oranges, Fruit Cocktail, Apples Oranges, Ginger Snap Cookie

Sour Cream

Wednesday, April 17

Mini Calzone, Marinara sauce

Chicken Strips / Choice, Chicken

Wheat Bun, Chef Salad, Edamame Broccoli Normandy, Curly Fries Pineapple Tidbits, Sliced Peaches Apples, Oranges, Snack pack Pudding

Tuesday, April 16

Nacho Chips, Cheese Sauce

Taco Meat, Burrito Los cobos

Taco Salad, Refried Beans

Corn, Baby Carrots, Mandarin Oranges, Fruit Cocktail, Apples Oranges, Ginger Snap Cookie

Sour Cream

Wednesday, April 17

Mini Calzone, Chicken Strips / Choice, Chicken Caesar Salad

Wheat Roll, Baby Carrots, Marinara sauce, Mandarin Oranges, Strawberry Cup, Apples, Oranges, Gelatin

Caesar Salad, Wheat Roll

Baby Carrots, French Fries, Mandarin Oranges, Strawberry Cup, Apples, Oranges, Gelatin

Thursday, April 18

Spaghetti, Popcorn Chicken, Chef Salad, Bread stick 2 ww, French Fries, Broccoli Florets, Green Beans

Applesauce, Pears, Apples, Oranges, Oatmeal Cookie

Friday, April 19

Pretzel Bites, Cheese Sauce

Chicken Strips / Choice, Wheat Roll

French Fries, Carrots and celery cup, Applesauce, Fruit Cocktail

Apples, Oranges, Double Chocolate

Chip Cookie

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OBITUARIES DEADLINE Submit obituaries to : Tuesday by 5 p.m. week of publication MGMS TEACHER SPOTLIGHT Heather Robinson
NOTICE The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) proposes a land purchase involving a 2,602.4-acre parcel of land in Morgan County adjacent to the East Canyon Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and East Canyon State Park. The 2,602.4 acres will be incorporated into the WMA and managed for wildlife habitat and hunting opportunities for the public, with a portion eventually being transferred to the Utah Division of State Parks to be managed as an extension to the existing park. UDWR acquiring this property will protect it from the disturbance associated with any future development. If you would like to comment on this proposed land purchase, please send your written correspondence to: Hailey Blair (hblair@, UDWR, PO Box 146301 Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6301. Publishing: 3/29/2024, 4/12/2024 PROFESSIONAL ROOFING FREE Roof Assessments - Residential and Commercial - Shingles, Metal, Membrane 801-760-0263
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MGMS fifth graders get taste of adult life in JA City

Fifth Graders at Mountain Green Middle School began learning about adult life when they returned to school after Christmas break. In their homeroom classes, teachers presented mini lessons on finances such as balancing a checkbook, basic financial needs, and how money circulates through their community. In addition, they learn about perspective careers. Every student

applies for a job, is interviewed by parents, then teachers assign a job for each student. All this in preparation to attend JA City, formerly known as JA BizTown located in the Gateway in Salt Lake City. In addition, a mayoral election is held where a student is elected for the day. This year’s mayor was Kate Burton. As students, teachers, and parent volunteers entered JA City, the feeling of walking into a small town with over 20 miniature storefronts was exciting to all. After receiving training for their spe-

cific job, students gathered at the town square where the mayor was sworn into office and gave a welcome speech. Additionally, the CEOs of each company that is represented gave a speech to tell students why others should visit their business during their break. Most businesses had fun things for students to buy such as earbuds, blow-up toys, and treats. Students were paid twice, first with a written check that they deposited into a bank account with student tellers. The second time they are paid, it is an elec-

tronic deposit that goes onto a debit card. They were able to use the money to visit other businesses to purchase items. CFOs learned to make out checks and pay bills to different companies, and managers learned how to successfully be a team and work with his/her employees. From tellers at banks to news reporters to fast food restaurants, retail stores, and even teachers, students had a glimpse of what being an adult could be like. l

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GABE MYERS, 5TH GABE MYERS, 5TH VEVA WHITEAR, 6TH BRANT ERICKSON, 6TH REAGAN PABST, 7TH BOWIE TURK, 7TH ANDREW BENNETT, 8TH MAZEY TORMAN, 8TH KATE JA CITY mayor for the day. AUSTIN AND YANTZ work at Marathon. RONALD, CAMBRIA, and Max work at Larry H. Miller. TATE, BARRETT, and Tyse work at Merit Medical. HOLDEN SHOPS AT SMITH’S. MCKINLEY WORKS AS a teller in First Committing Bank with Liddy looking on. STUDENTS ENJOY LUNCH. ANNA AND MADYN work at Merit Medical. MILA, HALLIE, AND EVY as news anchors at KSL. TENNY, BRYAN, Hallie, and Ronny, work hard at their various jobs. ELLE AND MILLIE work at United Way. TYSE
THE JA City DJ. Courtesy photos

Which of these things are partly made of corn?

Batteries Matches Diapers

ANSWER: All of them!

During the summer, farmers care for their corn plants. They make sure they get enough ________. They check for weeds, diseases and insects that could ________ the plants. It takes science to grow healthy corn crops!

With water and warmth, corn grows about 2 inches a day. Corn ___________ usually grow to about 8 feet tall. The tallest stalk on record was about 45 feet tall—nearly as tall as a four-story building!

In the fall, corn plants stop __________. The plants turn brown, and the _____ point down. Farmers wait for the ears of corn to dry, and then they harvest.

Farmers ship their corn to customers. They also _____ their equipment and get ready to plant again in the spring.

The average ear of corn usually has about _____ kernels.

If you plant one kernel and care for it, you end up with _____ kernels!

If a farmer plants 30,000 kernels in one acre, how many will he plant in 100 acres?

About how many are there in two ears of corn?

If a gira e is 16 feet tall, how much taller is the tallest stalk of corn ever measured?

If a corn plant grows 2 inches a day, how long until it is 12 feet tall?

Corn for many centuries was picked by hand. But there have been many inventions that help farmers. One machine combines several farming jobs in one machine. It cuts the corn stalks and then brings them through the machine. This machine then separates the kernels from the rest of the plant. The machine is called a:

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dent corn and is the kind we eat! Corn seeds are planted in the spring. Corn seeds are called kernels
the spring, farmers wait until the _______ is warm before planting corn. The corn kernels need warm soil and spring
to start growing.
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Q: I loved the B movie “Enter the Ninja” when I was a kid, and recently someone told me it had a sequel. I watched it, but it had nothing to do with the original. What gives?

A: I’ll top that by saying “Enter the Ninja” (1981) was actually part of a trilogy, and none of their plots connect.

And they were related — very closely, in fact. Just not by their stories.

All three were churned out by the famed B movie production house Cannon Films, aiming to capitalize on a growing American fascination with Japanese martial arts. (Indeed, the title of the first film seems like a pretty clear attempt to sucker in fans of the landmark 1973 action film “Enter the Dragon.”)

The three films in the trilogy also shared a fascination, to put it mildly, with old-timey Japanese weaponry — think katana swords and throwing stars.

The names do, though: if you saw “Enter the Ninja,” “Revenge of the Ninja” (1983) and “Ninja III: The Domination” (1984) lined up next to each other at the video store — which is exactly how most people encountered them — you’d certainly think they were related.

And the three were also linked by one on-screen presence: the great Sho Kosugi (“Pray for Death,” 1985). He

appeared in different roles in all three, going from villain in the first one to hero in the second to, well, something or other in the third — the plot of that one was pretty unhinged, focusing on an aerobics instructor (Lucinda Dickey, “Breakin’,” 1984) possessed by the soul of an evil ninja.

Q: What’s Jeffrey Donovan doing now that he’s left “Law & Order”?

A: The short answer is, we don’t know.

The long answer is also “we don’t know,” but it adds the fact that Jeffrey Donovan (previously of “Burn Notice” fame) always seems to land on his feet.

It was announced late last year that Donovan’s character, Frank Cosgrove, would not be returning for “Law & Order’s” whopping 23rd season. This happened in the off-season, so when the season pre-

miere aired in January, his character was written off with just a couple of lines about him being “too honest” for a job on the force. With that, the show moved on.

Donovan has presumably moved on as well, but he hasn’t announced what he’s moved on to just yet.

But as I said, it’s likely just a matter of time.

For example, two whole years went by between the end of his star-making series “Burn Notice” and his next big project. And in that case, there were two big projects: in 2015, he had a lead role in the big-screen hit “Sicario” and a villain role in the star-studded second season of the FX series “Fargo.”

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So You Think You Can Dance

(13) KSTU 8 p.m.

With dancing superstardom on the line, it’s all or nothing as the remaining dancers battle it out, taking on music video challenges after being split into groups. Choreographers include Phillip and Makenzie Chbeeb and Emmy nominee Luther Brown.

NCIS: Hawai’i

(2) KUTV 9 p.m.

On the night that the original “NCIS” celebrates the franchise’s 1000th episode, this island-set spinoff begins the next 1000 as Special Agent Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) and Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) balance duty and family in paradise.

Tuesday Lopez vs Lopez

(5) KSL 7 p.m.

The father-daughter bonding continues in a new episode of this sitcom starring George and Mayan Lopez. As the once-estranged duo does their best make up for lost time, they are met with everything from wild situations to meddlesome family members.

Crime Nation

(30) KUCW 8 p.m.

17-year-old Brittany Drexel wasn’t allowed to travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C., on spring break with her friends, but snuck out and went anyway. When she has a falling out with her friends, she vanishes in the night, leaving police searching for answers.

Wednesday Married at First Sight

LIFE 6 p.m.

First, the couples from Season 17 reunite in a Denver-based reunion, unpacking over 20 episodes of relationship drama, from highs to lows and “I dos” to “I don’ts.” Afterwards, a retrospective episode airs, delving into some spectacular moments.

Family Guy (13) KSTU 8:30 p.m.

Stan shows Peter his fishing boat, forcing Peter to rebuild a replica of his old boat in an effort to return to the sea in this season finale. When Peter becomes a fisherman, Preston tries to find a new employee to fill Peter’s beersoaked shoes.

Thursday 9-1-1

(4) KTVX 7 p.m.

The first three episodes of Season 7


air back-to-back. It looks like Bobby (Peter Krause) and Athena’s (Angela Bassett) honeymoon cruise may have found some rough seas, which could cause issues back home. Plus, a fighter jet traps a civilian.

Farmer Wants a Wife

(13) KSTU 8 p.m.

Life on a farm isn’t for everyone and that’s a legitimate consideration for everyone involved. So, when one of the ladies is on the fence, she weighs her feelings for the farmer against her anticipated life on the farm. Mrs. Old MacDonald? Maybe not.

Friday Smart Home Killer

LIFE 6 p.m.

After surviving a home invasion, Leah (Natalie Brown), a single mother, makes the decision to move into a state-ofthe-art smart house. However, she soon discovers moving may have been a mistake as she’s not the only one with access to security cameras.

Dateline NBC

(5) KSL 8 p.m.

It’s appointment television when anchor Lester Holt puts together compelling pieces of real-life stories with the help of NBC’s award-winning journalists. The newsmagazine delves into headline-grabbing news of the day, getting to the truth of the matter.

Great Performances

(7) KUED 8 p.m.

What are the identifying characteristics of true virtuosos? Augustin Hadelich and Keb Mo, along with Cirque du Soleil acrobats, explore the works of Italian violinist and composer Nicolo Paganini and blues musician and songwriter Robert Johnson.


My Child Has My Doc

tor’s Face

LIFE 6 p.m.

Having a child is a dream for many peo ple. Jessica (Natalie Polisson) loves being a mom to her

young son. But when she realizes his biological father is her fertility doctor, she connects with another of the doctor’s patients in order to bring him down.

I Am Patrick Swayze

(30) KUCW 8 p.m.

This tribute documentary looks at the life and career of actor Patrick Swayze, best known for roles in such films as “Dirty Dancing,” “Road House,” and “Point Break,” as told through home movies, untold stories and interviews with family and friends. 48 Hours (2) KUTV 9 p.m.

In a new episode of this long-running newsmagazine, Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant and others use investigative reporting to get to the bottom of the crimes that captivate a nation. From real-life drama to underhanded cons, justice will be served.

Sunday Have You Seen My Son?

LIFE 6 p.m.

Upon her release from prison, a woman (Sarah Smyth) looks for her child who vanished while she was behind bars. But when clues lead her down a treacherous path, she discovers that finding the truth might be the one thing that takes away her freedom.

Krapopolis (13) KSTU 7:30 p.m.

With his sights set on creating the world’s first civilization in ancient Greece, the demigod Tyrannis sent his first test subjects down to earth. Now, a plague of Muses descends upon them all, and Deliria struggles to endure Shlub’s molting.


(2) KUTV 7 p.m.

Young Sheldon

What Would You Do?

9 p.m.

In a new episode filled with familial woes, a wife asks her husband for an open marriage, a mother disciplines her child and a teen faces peer pressure. Meanwhile, a bakery refuses to serve a same-sex couple and patrons hold loud video calls in public.

The final season of “Young Sheldon” continues Thursday, April 18, on CBS. Growing up is never easy. And when you’re a teen with a genius-level mind excelling in math and science while living in a town that prefers church and football, it’s even harder. Yet young Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) handles it with awkwardness.

Celebrity Profile

Nothing has been scandalous about Tony Goldwyn’s present position in the world of “Law & Order.”

A member of a storied family that includes his late movie-producer father, Samuel Goldwyn Jr. (“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” 2003), and his studio-titan grandfather, Samuel Goldwyn (the Goldwyn of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), the actor-producer-director has succeeded longtime “Law & Order” cast member Sam Waterston as the district attorney on the NBC drama series that’s currently in the third season of its revival on Thursdays. Goldwyn is playing DA Nicholas Baxter, whose thoughts often are unsettlingly covert to his prosecution team of Nolan Price (Hugh Dancy, “Hannibal”) and Samantha Maroun (Odelya Halevi, “Black Adam,” 2022).

However, this current job isn’t the first time Goldwyn has had a connection to the Law & Order franchise. He directed a 2006 episode of the parent series (“Thinking Makes It So”) about the pursuit of a kidnapping suspect, then he played the half-brother of Det. Robert Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio, “Echo”) as a recurring guest star in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” The last of his appearances there was in 2007, undoubtedly giving executive producer Dick Wolf confidence in casting Goldwyn in a different and substantial role in the Law & Order universe now. When it comes to television credits, though, Goldwyn’s primary one remains President Fitzgerald Grant III in “Scandal.” He played the part throughout the seven-season run of the Shonda Rhimes-created-and-produced ABC political drama, also directing nine episodes of the show along the way. Goldwyn has called the shots, literally, on various shows and several feature films over the years, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him do the same for “Law & Order” again in the future.

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Dr. Jared R. Heaton

Board Certified Dermatologist

Jared Heaton is an attentive and thorough dermatologist & MOHs surgeon, serving his patients in Bountiful, Centerville, North Salt Lake, Woods Cross, Farmington, Kaysville and West Bountiful.

Dr. Heaton is board-certified in dermatology and is currently a member of the American Society of MOHs Surgeons.

Dr. Heaton prides himself in serving all patient populations and treating all areas of dermatology from children through retirement age. Dr. Heaton performs skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, MOHS surgery, mole exam and removal, acne, warts, cyst removal, spider vein treatment, CO2 laser resurfacing, microneedling and many other skin and cosmetic related procedures.

Dr. Heaton received his undergraduate degree in International Relations with a minor in Asian Studies from Brigham Young University (BYU). He earned his medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) in Glendale, AZ. And completed both his internship and medical residency in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Marc Mitton

Board Certified Dermatologist

Marc Mitton is a Utah native and cherishes the opportunity to serve the people of this beautiful state. His passion for dermatology began after receiving his own skin cancer diagnosis as a medical student. He believes that listening and being thorough are the keys to successfully practicing medicine. He specializes in skin cancer detection and removal, rashes, acne, warts and molluscum, as well as several other skin conditions. Dr. Mitton has specific interests in complex dermatological conditions and dermoscopy (the use of a light-based tool for classifying skin lesions and certain rashes). He prioritizes staying up to date on recent research, best medical practices and surgical techniques, and enjoys applying them into his practice.

Dr. Mitton received his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Utah and graduated with his medical degree from Rocky Vista University in Parker, CO. He completed his intern year of residency at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg, VA and his dermatology residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA. His residency provided many opportunities for specialized training including treating potentially life-threatening skin conditions at one of the state’s burn units, training with a nationally-renowned pediatric dermatologist, and countless

In his spare time, Dr. Heaton enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, vacations to Bear Lake, movies, grilling and spending time with his wife and three children at home in Bountiful.
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