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Chief Brendel assists in memorial

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MGMS learns about ranch life at Warrior Rizen Ranch

Fifth graders from Mountain Green Middle School had the opportunity to learn about farm life when they visited Warrior Rizen Ranch in Peterson,

Utah on Friday, May 10. While there, they were taught about a working ranch with five rotations. They learned that each animal on the ranch serves a purpose. They also learned about WRR being a nonprofit organiza-

tion that invited veterans and police officers' families who were either killed or wounded in the line of duty.


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luing yarn onto paper may sound like a kindergarten project when in reality it can be a very intricate work of art

Until recently, the Huichol people of Mexico did not have a written language. Their form of communication was through symbols and art. This traditional form of storytelling continues to be a strong tradition among the Huichol people. This form of colorful yarn art is called Nierikas.

Natural glue made of resin and beeswax is applied to a board. Colorful yarn is then pressed into the resin to form a design that tells a story.

In more modern times, a story of pictures is drawn onto paper or canvas,

Orcas return to sinking vessels

During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world was stunned by the behavior of pods of Orcas who were sinking ships, particularly luxury vessels off the coast of mainland Europe. The giant mammals would ram into the boats, tipping them, and ultimately sinking them. Complex in their behavior and culture, this action was soon mimicked by other Orcas, and it seems like they’re not finished yet. Another yacht was reported sunk in the Straight of Gibraltar this week. According to CNN, since the activity started in 2020, Orcas have had around 700 such run-ins with vessels in the area. Researchers are still unsure why the behavior has caught on like it has, but Orcas have been known to display societal behavior like this in the past, particularly with prey.

Russia on the offensive

The relief bill recently passed by the United States Congress is racing the clock to deliver on much-needed funds to Ukraine. Putin’s Russia has made it clear that they have no intention of slowing up or giving Urkaine breathing room. In the last few days, Russia has made significant advances, capturing several towns on the Eastern front of the conflict which is now well into its second year. Ukraine is facing severe shortages of weapons and ammunition and plans to use aid from the US and other countries to bolster its own defenses. The vicious conflict has claimed thousands of lives on both sides and has, in large part in 2023 and 2024 been a war of attrition, until the recent gains on the part of Russia.

New most-popular baby

names Benjamin is officially out of the top ten most popular baby names.

According to findings from CNN and the Social Security Administration, in 2023, one baby name for boys jumped massively in popularity, pushing Benjamin off the list for the first time in years. CNN stated that the name ‘Mateo’ jumped from number 11 in 2022 to number 6 in 2023. The increase in popularity was attributed both to a rise in the Latino population in the United States, as well as cross-cultural appeal, with one expert stating that ‘Mateo’ seemed friendlier, and more approachable than the English counterpart, ‘Matthew’.

Move to oust Speaker Johnson fails

Efforts by a small group of U.S. House Republicans to remove Speaker Mike Johnson from his leadership role failed Wednesday night, ending weeks of infighting about whether the Louisianan should remain the head of that chamber. Republican lawmakers joined by Democrats voted 359-43 to table, or set aside, the so-called motion to vacate that Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in March, before spending weeks calling for Johnson to resign. Both of Idaho’s Republican Congressmen, Reps. Mike Simpson and Russ Fulcher, voted in favor of tabling the motion. Greene was backed by Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie and Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar ahead of the vote, though a few more GOP lawmakers signaled their frustrations with Johnson’s leadership by voting to move ahead with a vote, instead of tabling it.

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Lifting spirits with song and dance

Recently the Family Tree

Assisted Living residents were entertained by some very special musical performances

More than simply a “day off”, Memorial Day, originally Decoration Day, has been set aside as a time to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country and has been a hallowed time since 1868. Across the country, flag ceremonies, services, and special recognition are paid as a thank-you to these brave men and women. These solemn remembrances are a perfect way to commemorate Memorial Day and pay tribute to those who died in the many uniforms of the armed forces.

In the later years of the American Civil War, the embattled President Abraham Lincoln had been weighed down by the toll taken on American lives lost on both sides of the conflict. He, like many others, held those in the South and in the North to be not opposing sides or foreign combatants, but brothers, and members of the same nation. Lincoln spent much of his time during the war visiting those in the service, and it was clear they were near and dear to his heart.

A particularly poignant moment, however, arose in 1864 when a Boston widow, Lydia Parker Bixby, was brought to the President’s attention. It was reported to the President that Bixby’s five sons had all died in the service, and while it

was later discovered that at least one son had survived, the devastating loss struck the president, and he took pen in hand to write to the grieving mother. What follows is Abraham Lincoln’s words to Bixby in a letter dated Nov. 21, 1864:

“Dear Madam, I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have

laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully, A. Lincoln”

Memorial Day, therefore becomes a day in which all Americans can, and should take the opportunity to remember those that, as President Lincoln put it, “laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.” It’s a day in which everyday citizens can remember those in the service who died from the American Revolution down to the current conflicts, and to let them, and others know their sacrifices were neither in vain, nor were they forgotten.

Morgan County residents have a great opportunity to pay their respects and show their gratitude thanks to the local VFW and American Legion posts, which have announced their schedule for programs and Color Guards for Memorial Day, May 27, 2024, at the following locations around the county:

• South Morgan Cemetery 8:00 a.m.

• North Morgan Cemetery 8:30 a.m.

• Milton Cemetery 9 a.m.

• Morgan County Building 10:30 a.m.

• There will be a fly-over at the beginning of the program

• Mountain Green Cemetery 12 p.m. l

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Memorial Day, a chance to remember

Morgan Seminary 2024 Seminary Graduates

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Morgan Seminary, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be holding a Tri-Stake Seminary Graduation on Tuesday May 21, 2024, at 7 p.m. It will be held in the Morgan


President Ronald G. Hales

Morgan First Ward

Bishop Shane D. Hopkins

Chloe Clark

Aubrin Stacie Jones

Tavin David Mecham

Brielle Joy Milligan

Morgan Second Ward

Bishop Steven R. Low

Ezra Michael Cadena

Paige Caldwell

Sydnie Irene Riley

Lillian Marie Tatton

Madison Marie Winn

Morgan Third Ward

Bishop Nathan R. Shaw

Tavin Cash Allen

Rebekah Anne Cornelius

Bronwyn June London

Morgan Fourth Ward

Bishop Christopher C. Hale

Gavin Leslie DeWitt

Londyn A Elmer

Bryan Justice Hone

Gavin Levi Olsen

Boston Kirk Reid

Morgan Fifth Ward

Bishop Benjamin B. Russell

Lindsey Birt

Allison Kristine Hanson

Treyson Lee Rich

Robert Michael Staley

Morgan Seventh Ward

Bishop Jason R. Ball

Jacob Johnson Heywood

Ethan Ryan Hoffmann

Brighton Gunner Moake

Zak Carl Sargent

Derrick Stephen Tilby

Ellie Brooke Watts

Morgan Ninth Ward

Bishop Guy J. Watt

Eliza Marie Lowry

Tanner Bradley Matthews

Allison Diane Rowser

Talmadge Scott Sommers

Morgan Tenth Ward

Bishop Frankie O. Little

Preston Michael Johnson

Connor Thomas Laughlin

Conlin Savage Thackeray

Morgan Eleventh Ward

Bishop Michael C. Riddle

Daemian Luke Curfew

Lane Dennis Henderson

Stake Center. Respectively recognizing President Ronald Hales as President of the Morgan Utah Stake, President Tyler Quigley of the Morgan North Stake and President Darin Murdock of the Morgan West Stake will be presiding over the Seminary Graduation. This will be the Ninety Seventh year celebrating the achievements in Seminary.

Emily Jones Mosqueda

Mary Rees

Miya Beth Turner

Stella Rose Ward

Morgan Twelfth Ward

Bishop Trevor H. Gilson

Tucker Steven George

Mikenzie Grace Kendell

Tara Ann Robinson


President J. Darin Murdock

Grand View Ward

Bishop Brayden M. Ross Bryker Austin Jensen

Jaden Dean Kros

Taely Dawn Platt

Austyn Jaycob Rudd

Makenna Ann Terry

Pine Canyon Ward

Bishop Jeffrey T. Kelsey

Korter Marie Bailey

Charlee Katherine Breshears

Jaxon Taylor Morley

Kian Ezra Pentz

Canyon Creek Ward

Bishop Ryan H. Pace

Samuel C. Christensen

Chloe Katherine Hansen

Ethan David Hatch Gabriel Caleb Heiner

William Austin Petty Jackson Ray Sommers

Abigayle Lynn Titus Addie Belle Williams

West Porterville Ward

Bishop Brett G. Peterson

Talon Bowles

Woodward Milton Ward

Brady S. Peterson

Janie Tew Beal

Tucker James Giles

Cooper Scott McGiven

Jeremiah Richard Peterson

Stoddard Ward

Bishop Aaron D. McKay Madisen Anderson

Anders Kendall Barney

Cache Mark Evans

Aubree Hyde

Sadie Lyells

Hadlee Ovard

Owen Lee Whitear

The graduating class of 2024 Senior Graduates will be honored in their studies in the Doctrine and Covenants, Book of Mormon, Old Testament, and the New Testament with a diploma.

We congratulate 158 of our young men and women for their accomplishments in the Seminary Program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Morgan Seminary Faculty consists of Travis Winkler, Cade Richins, Jason Rudd, Amanda Holverson and McKayla Lane as Instructors with John Heywood as Instructor and Principal and Janet L Randall as Administrative Assistant. l

Peterson Ward

Bishop Jeffery P. Lucas

Khi Brice Anderson

Samantha Stacy Bingham

Shannon Cheri Kobe

Zachary Glen Sessions

Victoria Renee’ Smith

Sara Michele Wilkinson

Kristopher Lewis Wimmer

Enterprise Ward

Spencer T. Erickson

Brandon James Allgaier

Alyvia Naomi Jaffa

Beau Nathaniel Spens

Kaydence Ann Wardell

Silver Lake Ward

Bishop Patrick N. Williams

Avrie Elnora Cardall

Savannah Heather Dutson

Brogan Benjamin Garrett

Henry Joseph Plyer

Tanner Zachery Reynolds

Kesley Scoresby

Madison Marie Wangsgard


President Tyler Quigley

Rosehill Ward

Bishop Benjamin J. Brown

Preslie Hannah Allen

Luki Archibald

Scott Bowers

Holland Pfeifer

Robert Anderson

Logan Bradley Behunin

Leah Alene Birkeland

Grant Kent Davis

Ashlee Hogge

Aaron Joseph Lee

Sophie Marie Mindes

Brielle Rose Sill

Seth Robert Zimmerman

Highlands Ward

Bishop Scott L. Standing

Thayden W. Gines

Alec Kelly Lane

Jeffrey Richard Ordyna

Caden James Standing

Joseph Wesley Grant Witt

Mountain Green Ward

Bishop Dennis W. Poll

Jonathan William Branham

Noah Winters Kinney

Cache Roger Talbot

River Kent Poll

Micah Kimball Wheeler

Trappers Loop Ward

Bishop Troy C. Markham

Eden Elizabeth Beattie

Caitlyn Lily Flitton

Tyler Jacob Hancock Alaina Lee Hansen

Nathan Ren Haws

Connor Hill Smith

Dexter Cameron Wallin

Savannah Marie Wixom

Willow Creek Ward

Bishop A. Kirk Nichols

Addison Brielle Boyer

Ryan Knight Golson

Jack Michael Hill

Carys Elizabeth Morgan

Megan Murray

Luke Monty Olson

Tytan David Willis

Hidden Hills Ward

Bishop David S. Dutson

Coleman Jason Bauerle

Samantha Mae Child

Aubree Dutson

Mikaela Horne

Isabella Shannon Lenthe

Makelle Aunique Mellott

Caleb Daniel Wangsgard

Basin View Ward

Bishop Scott W. Mortensen

Jett Shawn Beckstrom

Nathan Reed Helm

Jace Jay Martinson

Zaylin Jay McCleary

William Carver Mortensen

Jaxon William Mueller

Tate Skyler Nelson

Emme Rose Palmer

Jacob Matthew Russell

Paige Jessica Veater


President Jeffrey V. Young

Henefer First Ward

Bishop Aaron F Preece Ashlyn Arabella Noss

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William Carter
Diane Gale
Gordon Peterson
Chaston William Walker Fisher
Fox Hollow Ward Bishop Stephen W. Dredge
Michael Canfield
Joseph Grow
Clay Johnson
Paul Johnson
Harward Wallace Rollins Ranch Ward
Justin S. Hogge
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Trojan boys and girls earn second place finishes at Region 13 Championships

Morgan hosted the 2024 Region 13 Championships and finished with second place awards for both the boys and girls teams. The Trojans finished second to Region 13 newcomer, Union, in both. The boys' race came down to the wire, and the Cougars prevailed 149 to the Trojans’ 146. Ogden placed third with 67 points, and Grantsville was fourth (57 points). On the girls’ side, Union won by a larger margin: 157 to Morgan’s 1315. Ogden tallied 112.50 for third and Grantsville claimed fourth (73).

Morgan coach Brennen Fuller commented. “I am very proud of the kids and how they competed. We always tell them to compete for each other and when they do, they always perform better. I’m proud of the family that we have built and as these kids come to see that more can be achieved when they look outside themselves, they truly do shine and work together as a family.”

Morgan has several Region 13 individual and relay champions, but the most-decorated athlete was senior Brogan Garrett who won the 100m (11.22), 200m (22.06), 400m (49.08) and 4x400m races. Garrett and South Summit’s Da-

mon Millburn tied for first in the 100m, and both were awarded first place medals. Garrett plans to run track for Weber State after graduation next week.

Morgan’s Tucker Giles earned a region title in the 800m (1:59.21), ran as a member of the 4x400 and medley relays that took first and placed second in the 100m hurdles (15.50).

Abby Titus, Tori Smith and Kendall Peterson all won individual titles as well. Titus earned hers in the high jump while Smith gained top honors in the shot put and Peterson in the long jump.

The girls 4x100 and 4x400 relays claimed region top honors as well. Morgan’s 4x100 crew of Brier Gailey, Lauren Kobe, Abby Titus, and Caitlin Flitton outpaced the region, and the 4x400 team of Kate Brewer, Lainey Hansen, Sara Wilkinson and Kendall Peterson also brought home the gold.

There were also several second place finishes: Tyli Archibald-shot put; Londyn Elmer-discus; Abby Titus-long jump; Lainey Hansen-300m hurdles. Karli Lynam qualified for state by finishing fourth in the high jump.

On the boys side, in the javelin Gavin Dewitt claimed first, and Boston Moser qualified for state with a fourth

place finish. Tate Nelson brought home a title for the Trojans in the long jump as did Kenny Whitmer in the high jump (6-0.0). Joe McLean qualified for state by mark in the high jump as well with a jump of 5-8.0.

The boys’ medley relay of Jacob Carter, Kenny Whitmer, Maverick Guymon, and Tucker Giles claimed gold

with Whitmer, Guymon and Giles joined by Garrett in the 4x400m relay to bring home the final gold medal of the night in 3:24.35.

The 40 athletes who qualified for the state meet will compete at BYU on Friday and Saturday May 17-18. l

Morgan baseball provides plenty of drama at state semifinals


he first time the Trojans played Canyon View in 3A Bracket Play Monday, May 6, they lost by the razor-thin score of 1-3.

The “Sleeping Beauty” Trojans awakened from their slumber to pull their bats out from under their beds, destroy their foe in games 2 and 3, and advance to the next round of the 3A state tournament.

After rains tore apart the field at Kearns High School and rendered that surface “unplayable” UHSAA officials moved all of Morgan’s games that were scheduled at that field to BYU.

The Trojans merely took the change in location all in stride for this 3A elimination game amid majestic peaks as a backdrop. What’s more is that the Tro-

jans would be taking on big, bad Grantsville at BYU, too.

Morgan might have lost to the Cowboys twice in region play, but in this elimination game, the Trojans were baseball’s version of the “The Big Bad Wolf” and would huff with fastballs from Camron Talbot, puff with RBI from seven different players and blow 3-loss Grantsville’s house down with four strikeouts, as the junior scattered six hits in six innings for a 7-5 upset win.

This Cowboys team hadn’t met this Morgan team that ended the regular season with a 10-game win streak. Neither had an Emery team that handed Grantsville its first loss.

In a new location at SLCC for this 3A elimination game against Emery, the Trojans were sluggish and trailed 0-5 going into the top of the sixth inning.

But, the “Little Engine That Could” made it up that hill, too, scoring six runs in the final two innings to take a dramatic 6-5 win.

Those two victories gave the Trojans at least one more game at this 3A state tournament and potentially, two shots at getting back to the 3A championship game.

Their next opponent on Thursday, May 8: Canyon View, the school that defeated the Trojans to start this double-elimination series of games. Was this “Groundhog Day”? Not exactly, but it probably felt that way to this Morgan team.

The biggest difference between the first game against CV and this one was that the Trojans bats were already warm—their comeback win over Emery ended just four hours earlier—and

Morgan suffers déjà vu in loss to Ogden

F or the Morgan Trojans boys soccer team, they have been the ones to impose their will on other teams.

As luck would have it, Morgan would trample all comers on their side of the 3A state tournament bracket, only to meet Ogden.

“It was unfortunate that us and Ogden got matched up on the same side of the bracket,” said Morgan head coach Seth Wallace. “We all knew that whoever won that game would be the favorite to win the title.” Ogden isn’t necessarily Newman

but to the Trojans, they are in a way that nosy mailman who delivers bad news on the regular.

Morgan lost to Ogden 1-3 back on April 12, handing the Trojans their only blemish in Region 13 play.

Even still, Coach Wallace thought his Trojans were playing just about as perfect a game as you could play in this 3A semifinal game at Zions Bank Stadium through 32 minutes of action—without scoring.

As for Ogden, moments after their midfielder Gerardo Esquivel’s shove in the back of a Trojans player wasn’t whistled as a foul, it was his cross found the feet of Adam Jenks, who slotted his

shot inside the post to hand Morgan what would be the game-clincher right before halftime in a 0-1 loss.

“I thought our boys played fantastic. We out-possessed and out-shot Ogden. Very physical game,” said Coach Wallace of a 3A semifinal that saw few fouls whistled. He also avoided rehashing Esquivel’s shove that sent a Morgan player flying out of bounds and immediately led to Ogden’s only goal.

“Unfortunately, we couldn't finish our chances and Ogden finished one of the few opportunities they had to score,” said Coach Wallace, who opted for the better part of valor here.

it showed. Morgan took a 3-0 lead after two innings and never looked back in an 8-1 victory to force a winner-take-all Game 3 on Friday, May 9.

It seemed like all of Morgan County was there at Cate Field for the decider. If the Trojans won this game, they’d be on to the 3A Championship Series to try to win something that hasn’t happened since 1951—a state championship in baseball.

Through four innings, both the Trojans and Canyon View were knotted up at 3-3 at SLCC. In the bottom of the fifth, Canyon View scored the go-ahead run and went on to hand Morgan a 3-10 loss.

It was still a storybook season for the Trojans, who finished with a 22-10 record, their best mark since the 2008-09 season. l

Still and all, it was a tough way to have to end the season, one that saw the Trojans finish with a 14-3 record overall and a Region 13 championship, added Morgan’s head coach.

“It was really frustrating to once again outplay a very talented team and come up on the wrong side of a 1-0 result. It's happened to us four times in the big games. Soccer is a cruel sport at times. I was so proud of the season we had and how hard we competed every game. Championship or not, Morgan High boys soccer has built a strong legacy. Just sucks we haven't had the breaks go our way in the big

gest games.” l

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- KENNY WHITMER clears the bar in the high jump. Whitmer won gold in the event. MORGAN FRESHMAN KENDALL PETERSON won the region long jump title. SENIOR LONDYN ELMER throws the discus at the Region 13 meet. She earned the silver in discus. IZZY CASEY along with other Unified Track team members qualified for the state tournament. IZZY CASEY celebrates his win on the podium. Courtesy photos

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glue is spread onto the drawing and colorful yarn is placed on top to help illustrate the story.

Students at Mountain Green Middle School who are taking the newly offered Multicultural Art class recently learned the art of Nierikas by talking about a life event they had experienced and telling a story like the Huichol people. Art teacher, Professor Marianna Norseth taught the students that different symbols

helped tell the story.

Students had three and half weeks to complete their Huichol Art Painting. Once completed each artist wrote an artist statement explaining their story and what they learned about the Huichol culture. They wrote about the symbols they used and what they meant in the Huichol culture. They were also asked to mention the similarities they noted between their culture and that of the Huichol.

resenting nature because she loves to be outside. “I had so much fun making this and I learned a lot about the Huichol people and how they make their amazing paintings.”

on display at MGMS art night. “I want to express to all my students here at MGMS how very proud I am of them,” said Norseth, “They have worked very hard with incredible dedication and a sense of accomplishment. Each piece represents an extension of their personality and life experiences as explained in the art statement piece. They did achieve the goal, which was to compare and contrast the two cultures and have fun in the process.” l PAINTINGS

Eighth-grader Ingrid Campbell said she chose to make a yarn painting rep-

(ABOVE) THE NIERIKAS ART FORM incorporates intricate designs utilizing colorful yarn to tell a story, like this juxtaposition of day and night.

(RIGHT) COLOR, DESIGN, AND PLACEMENT all contribute to the final work of Nierikas, like this piece which shows cultural motifs of the sun, moon, and nature.

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Seventeen pieces of artwork from students who participated in this multicultural art course that was created by Norseth had their yarn painting on display at Weber State University’s Union Building as part of a multicultural art exhibit. Additionally, other pieces for this inaugural multi-cultural art course were


February 21, 1935


The Chamber of Commerce, at their regular meeting Wednesday evening, was visited by a committee of Morgan Lions composed of E.E. Anderson, chairman of the extension division, R.R. Dorland, Frank F. Ulrich, Don Durant, and Joe Williams. Their mission was to get the Chamber of Commerce interested in the organization of a Lions Club. The project took well with the members present and it was the wisdom of those present that it was a most commendable movement and that an effort will be made in the very near future to organize such a club in this city. The Bee heartily commends the movement and we hope it will be carried to a successful conclusion. There are at this time 40 Lions Clubs in Utah; 27– clubs in the U.S. and a total membership of over 80,000. It costs $5.00 to join the club and the dues amount to $1.00 per month.


The Morgan Stake Gold and Green Ball was held at the opera house, Saturday evening with a very large crowd in attendance. Special features of the ball included the dancing of the “Lancers” by the North Morgan Ward and the “Quadrille” by the Porterville Ward. M Men and Gleaners exhibited the “Gleam” dance and formed the grand march which introduced the Queen and her attendants. Miss Betty Thurston of Milton was crowned queen by Mrs. M.H. Randall. Her attendants were Majel Anderson, Farrell Brooks, Alice Rollins, Vera Rich, Katherine Rose, Flossie Carter, and La Rue Davis. Betty and Barbara Ulrich were the train bearers, Coleen Crouch flower girl, and Joan Helner crown bearer. Grace and Melba Francis were heralds. This ball was the best attended and most beautiful ever held in Morgan Stake. The committees are to be congratulated on the way it was arranged.


Competing in the State Debating and Speech Tournament held last week at Weber College, Students of the speech department of the Morgan High School made a splendid record.

Two debating teams, one orator and one entrant in extemporaneous speaking were entered. There were forty-eight teams entered from various parts of the state and teams were expected to debate both affirmative and negative side of the question. At the end of the first days debating, only three teams of the 28 entered were undefeated: one of these teams was Marion Terry and Carl Eddington of Morgan. Dasil Smith and Pyna Heiner were eliminated the first day, having won two and lost two debates.


Walter Dale Francis, county F.E.R.A. manager, announces Morgan County has been allotted the making of 160 comforters for the Federal Government. The sewing center is reopened and will remain open Tuesday and the balance of this month and into March, with approximately nine women working.

Morgan County was given this allotment because the sewing center was operated at the lowest labor cost of any in the state, $2.12 per comforter, while the state average was $2.76.


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EVA SANDOVAL and Ingrid Campbell proudly show off their yarn paintings. Courtesy Photos
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IF (in theaters)

Magic isn’t something you have to let go of, no matter how old you get.

That’s one of the messages at the heart of “IF,” a lovely little fairy tale of a movie designed for kids and the kid inside all of us. It’s quieter than you’d expect from the trailers, not to mention Ryan Reynolds’ entire acting career, but it’s also warm, sweet, hopeful, and just the right amount of silly. It’s so light and soft that the ending kind of sneaks up on you, but by the time it’s done there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself getting teary. Whether it’s about your kids, your own childhood, or the imaginary friend you’ve never forgotten, they’ll be happy tears.

In the movie, a young girl who lost her mom years ago briefly moves back in with her grandmother while her dad is sick. While she’s there, she runs into a strange man who can see imaginary friends and is trying to help them all find new homes. When she decides to help him out, she kicks off a magical adventure that will change her life forever.

Though the imaginary friends are a who’s who list of celebrity guest voices (including a surprising appearance by none other than Brad Pitt), the real crux of the movie is Cailey Fleming’s relationships with both John Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds. Though the three are connected in unexpected ways, you’ll feel the sweetness of the bonds between them early on.

Grade: Three and a half stars

Back to Black (in theaters)

Both Amy Winehouse and Marisa

Abela deserve better than this movie.

“Back to Black,” a fictionalized biopic of Amy Winehouse’s life, flattens and cheapens the complex, heartbreaking story of Winehouse’s life into simple romantic disappointment. This is a woman who struggled with bulimia, the stress of celebrity, and toxic relationships, whose most famous hit was about her abject refusal to go to rehab for her addictions, but “Back to Black” only touches on those points.

The real source of Winehouse’s heartbreak, according to director Sam Taylor-Johnson, was a consuming desire to become a mother with her equally drug-addicted ex-husband.

Not only is this deeply insulting to Winehouse’s memory, reducing her life to a rumor started by the aforementioned ex-husband, but it also leads to a desperately boring movie.

The one saving grace is Marisa Abe-

la, who captures Winehouse with all the charisma and power we remember from the singer’s performances. She does a wonderful job of bringing her ferocity and emotional complexity to life, to the point that it brings the failures of the rest of the movie into that much sharper a focus. It’s an excellent performance, and in a better movie it might have been award-winning.

If you want a real look at everything Amy Winehouse was, go watch the excellent 2015 documentary “Amy” on Cinemax or rent it from Fandango at home. If you want to see what Marisa Abela is capable of with better writing, go watch the series “Industry” on HBO. Both of them deserve to be seen more clearly than anything “Back to Black” can offer.

Grade: One and a half stars


Exploring the realm of frostings has been a rewarding adventure, especially with the resurgence of cupcakes and cakes in American kitchens. Delving into this area has led to delightful discoveries and flavors that enhance the enjoyment of baked treats. There are so many delicious options beyond the traditional buttercream, like cream cheese frosting, ganache, whipped cream frosting, and even unique flavors like citrus or espresso. This week I have brought “a sure thing” – a cream cheese frosting that really goes with almost everything. The taste surpasses anything store bought!


10 regular sized Chocolate Sandwich Cookie (ie. Oreo)

1 8oz package Cream Cheeseroom temp.

1 stick of unsalted Butter* - room temp.

1 t Vanilla

1/2 t Almond Extract pinch of table salt

1/2 C Heavy Cream

4-6 C Powdered Sugar (depends on your desired consistency) milk for thinning (depends on your desired consistency)


Place whole cookies in a food processor or blender and blitz until

a fine powder forms. Put crumbs to the side.

With a mixer (hand or stand), cream together butter and cream cheese until thoroughly smooth. Add extracts and pinch of salt. mix again - scraping down sides.

Mixing slowly, add heavy cream until incorporated. Add crumbs and mix until combined evenly.

Slowly add powdered sugar –1/2 cup at a time – up until desired consistency is reached. The more powdered sugar, the stiffer the frosting.

*If only salted butter is available – leave the pinch of salt out of recipe

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Morgan & Mtn. Green

Elementary Breakfast

Monday, May 20

Scrambled eggs, Bacon, Cereal Variety, Mandarin Oranges

Sliced Peaches

Tuesday, May 21

Churro, Cereal Variety, Orange Juice, Fruit Cocktails

Wednesday, May 22

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait, Mini Bread Cereal Variety, Strawberry Cup


Thursday, May 23

Donut Hole, Yogurt, high protein Cereal Variety, Pineapple Tidbits


Friday, May 24

Eggo Mini Waffles, Cereal Variety Mandarin Oranges, Applesauce

Morgan & Mtn. Green

Middle & HS Breakfast

Monday, May 20

Scrambled eggs, Bacon, Cereal Variety, Mandarin Oranges

Sliced Peaches

Tuesday, May 21

Churro, Cereal Variety, Orange Juice, Fruit Cocktail

Wednesday, May 22

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait, Pop Tart (Whole Grain), Cereal Variety

Strawberry Cup, Blueberries

Thursday, May 23

Donut Hole, Yogurt, high protein

Cereal Variety, Pineapple Tidbits Pears

Friday, May 24

Eggo Mini Waffles, Cereal Variety Mandarin Oranges, Applesauce

Morgan & Mtn. Green Elementary Lunch

Monday, May 20

Corn Dogs, Curly Fries, Fruit Cocktail, Apple Juice, Rice Crispie Treats

Tuesday, May 21

Grilled Cheese, French Fries, Broccoli, Pears, Blueberries, Snack pack


Wednesday, May 22

Chicken Strips, Tater Tots, Green Beans, Applesauce, peach cup

Sugar Cookie

Thursday, May 23

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

Friday, May 24

Peanut Butter and Jelly, Baby Carrots, Apple Wedges, cherries Chip Variety, Ice cream sandwich


Middle Lunch

Monday, May 20

Breaded Chicken Fillet, Hamburger

Wheat Roll, Wheat Bun, Chef Salad

Celery Sticks, Baby Carrots, French Fries, Sliced Peaches, Pineapple Tidbits, Apples, Oranges, Chocolate Cake

Tuesday, May 21

Peanut Butter and Jelly, Turkey Deli Slice, Chip Variety, Baby Carrots Apples, String Cheese, Oreo Cookies

Wednesday, May 22

Corn Dogs, Popcorn Chicken, Chip Variety, Baby Carrots, Sliced Pears

Blueberries, Apples, Oranges

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thursday, May 23

Pepperoni Pizza, Chicken Strips / Choice, Cucumber Slices,Grape

Tomatoes, Mandarin Oranges

Pineapple Tidbits, Cookie Dough

Friday, May 24

Twisted Pretzel, Cheese Sauce

Corn Dogs, Chip Variety, Broccoli

Baby Carrots, Sliced Pears, Applesauce, Apples, Oranges, Ice cream sandwich

Mtn. Green

Middle Lunch

Monday, May 20

Grilled Cheese, Corn Dogs, Chicken Caesar Salad, Potato Wedges

Broccoli Florets, Glazed Carrots

Mandarin Oranges, Applesauce

Apples, Oranges, Slushie Cup

Tuesday, May 21

Sweet and Sour Chicken, Brown Rice, Chicken Nuggets, Curly Fries

Baby Carrots, Mandarin Oranges

Pineapple Tidbits, Apples, Oranges

Oreo Cookies

Wednesday, May 22

Mini French Toast, Chicken Strips / Choice, Sausage Patty, Hashbrown

Triangles, Baby Carrots, Applesauce, Orange Juice, Apples, Oranges, Yogurt, high protein

Thursday, May 23

Mini Calzone, Chicken Strips / Choice, French Fries, Celery Sticks

Baby Carrots, Fruit Cocktail, Applesauce, Apples, Oranges

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie

Friday, May 24

Peanut Butter and Jelly, Mini Corn Dogs, Chip Variety, Baby Carrots

Apples, Oranges, peach cup. Orange Juice, Ice cream sandwich

Morgan High Lunch

Monday, May 20

Mashed Potatoes, BROWN GRAVY

Hamburger, Wheat Roll, Chicken Fillet Sandwich, Wheat Bun

Chef Salad, Celery Sticks, Baby Carrots, Curly Fries, Sliced Peaches

Pineapple Tidbits, Apples, Oranges

Chocolate Cake

Tuesday, May 21

Pepperoni Cheese Ripper, Corn Dogs, Chicken Caesar Salad

Wheat Roll, Potato Wedges

Broccoli, Baby Carrots, Mandarin Oranges, Sliced Peaches, Apples Oranges, Slushie Cup

Wednesday, May 22

Sweet Pork Salad, Salad Mix

Cheddar Cheese, Tortilla Strips

Guacamole Cup, Tortilla, Popcorn

Chicken, Wheat Roll, Black Beans

Waffle Fries, Sliced Pears

Blueberries, Apples, Oranges

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sour Cream

Thursday, May 23

Mini Calzone, Mini Corn Dogs

Tater Tots, Cucumber Slices,Grape

Tomatoes, Mandarin Oranges

Pineapple Tidbits, Cookie Dough

Friday, May 24



Nancy Elizabeth (Miner) Mahan

1940 - 2024

Nancy Elizabeth (Miner) Mahan, age 84, of Morgan, Utah, passed away in her home after a brief illness on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

Nancy was born Feb. 14, 1940, in Rome, NY—a Valentine baby. Nancy was the first daughter and the third of nine children born to Wilfred A. Miner and Isabelle D. (Lenaghen) Miner.

Nancy graduated from St. Aloysius Academy (Rome, NY) in 1958. She had been married to Bernie Mahan, also of Rome. She and Bernie had two sons, Bernard Francis and Kenneth William.

Nancy was strong-willed and decisive but was also a caring and compassionate “giver”. One of her many gifts was her ability to make meaningful connections with anyone who crossed her path. Nancy loved outdoor adventures and spontaneous road trips with family and friends. Her most enjoyable time while living in Utah was spent in the mountains. She would have been a great “pioneer woman”, and remarked many times she felt as if she was born in the wrong century. She was a founding member and volunteer at Morgan Grace Fellowship, a Christian church in Morgan. Nancy’s strong Christian faith in the finished work of her Savior was a source of hope and peace during her last days.

Nancy is predeceased by her parents and her brothers Wilfred, David, and Eugene. She is survived by her two sons; her daughter-in-law Christy Pettit-Mahan

(Kenneth); her grandchildren Andrew and Christopher (Bernard), and Danielle (Gavin) Day and Lindsay (Benjamin) Roach (Kenneth); great-grandchildren Tala and Finley (Andrew and Jhuzen Jadormeo-Mahan), and Jaxon (Lindsay and Benjamin Roach); sisters Judith (James), Karen (Marshall), Deborah (Reyes), and brothers Ronald and William. Please join us if you can at an informal Celebration-of-Life picnic in Nancy’s honor at Riverside Park in Morgan, UT on June 1, 2024, at 1 pm. Please provide your RSVP at


Submitted by the Mountain Green Fire Protection District

Two Mountain Green firefighters had the honor to assist in the laying to rest of Santaquin Police Sergeant Bill Hooser, an exemplary father and police officer who was killed in the line of duty May 5th. Chief Brian Brendel led the pipers and drummers in the massed band of 54 musicians from all over the area. MG Firefighter Mike Olsen played the pipes in the band. Performers came from as far as Denver to assist in providing appropriate music for the memorial and burial services. Law Enforcement officers from as far away as New York, Chicago, and California, along with

officers from most jurisdictions in Utah paid respects in services at UVU in Orem, and in Santaquin. Governor Cox was among many who eulogized Sgt Hooser as a much-loved father and member of the “thin blue line” which stands to protect us from maniacal persons such as the murderer who is alleged to have purposely run down the Sgt in a stolen semi, after holding a woman against her will. May Sgt. Hooser rest in peace, and may God watch over his family. Such a terrible loss to them and their small community.


Over the weekend, our ambulance was called to a residence 45 minutes away from the nearest hospital reporting a baby being born breach. A few minutes later, it was reported that the baby was unresponsive, not breathing, and the midwife had begun CPR. The ambulance along with Morgan County Deputies rushed to the scene and went to work. Medics and a helicopter were also called to the scene. Roy City Fire & Rescue sent medics and our crews were tickled to see our very own, Morgan-native firefighter, Carson Porter, on his very first medic shift after graduating! While waiting for the helicopter, crews were able to get baby breathing. Air Life flew the baby to the hospital where they are still doing well. We're so happy with how the call went and we're so grateful for our wonderful ambulance crew, Morgan County Sheriff's Office, Morgan Utah, AirLife Utah, and Roy City Fire & Rescue.

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Hard work and fun

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WHILE TAKING A WAGON RIDE pulled by a tracker, students were able to learn the purpose of WRR as a nonprofit to help wounded veterans and police officers. STUDENTS LEARNED HOW a greenhouse works to allow vegetables and flowers to grow year-round. STUDENTS LEARNED HOW often chickens lay eggs along with the purpose of steers, cows and horses on the ranch. STUDENTS LEARNED about how bees make honey. STUDENTS LEARNED the importance of grooming horses. STUDENTS HAD THE opportunity to learn to rope cattle.
Courtesy Photos PLEASE SCAN CODE TO HELP DONATE. Thank you for choosing to support Warrior Rizen Foundation. Your donation goes to support families to attend this retreat with their family members to receive both recreational and trauma therapy. We appreciate any and all donations, because every bit helps!
JENNA SMITH MEETS Walter a dwarf cow that has become WWR’s mascot.

Silly Book Puns

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Select three articles in the newspaper and cut them out. Cut apart the article from the headlines. Then give to a friend or family member to read each article and find the matching headline.
Stories Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate info. CHARACTERS READING RECIPES LETTERS CAUGHT TITLES BOOKS WHITE PLACE MONTH GAMES PAGE PUNS WORD GET S K O O B D C L G R G G T I T L E S E E A G R I T T N T C U H E I H T R C A U G H T A E E A L S W N N A R C R P E O O D M S I A E M G I R P A P H T A N A G D I E C C G T A P U N S Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognize identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns. Standards Link: Follow simple written directions.
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Hollywood Q&A

Q: Who plays Maddie in “9-1-1”? I feel like I’ve seen her in younger roles but can’t figure it out.

A: ABC made a clear pitch with “9-1-1,” its long-running first responder drama: if you grew up in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, this is for you.

Viewers who tuned in for Season 1 of the show were treated to seeing Angela Bassett (“What’s Love Got to Do With It,” 1993) and Peter Krause (“Six Feet


Under”) again, as Athena Grant and Bobby Nash, respectively. And then, starting in Season 2, the show cast Jennifer Love Hewitt (“Ghost Whisperer”), arguably one of the biggest TV stars of 25 years ago, as Maddie.

Most importantly, Hewitt starred in Fox’s “Party of Five,” now remembered as an undisputed icon of young-adult drama and late-’90s TV.

And, at the same time, she was on the big screen starring in “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (1997) and its creatively named sequel, “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” (1998) — landmarks of the teen horror genre.

Hewitt transitioned from there to adult TV stardom in shows such as the supernatural cop drama “Ghost Whisperer” and the Lifetime series “The Client List.”

As I said, Hewitt joined “9-1-1” in its sec-

ond season, when it was already an established hit, thanks, in large part, to stars Bassett and Krause.

Q: I’ve seen Dule Hill around, but what has James Roday done since “Psych”? I thought we’d see more of him.

A: James Roday Rodriguez has been around if you knew where to look. Mostly, you should have been looking in the ensemble cast of ABC’s “A Million Little Things.”

Rodriguez switched to indie films for a few years after the end of “Psych” in 2014, such as “Baby, Baby, Baby” (2015) and “Pushing Dead” (2016). On the side, he also tried his hand at directing, helming episodes of shows including “Battle Creek,” “Rosewood” and others.

He combined the two pursuits with “Gravy,” the 2015 horror-comedy film he directed, wrote and appeared in (along with his old “Psych” partner, Dulé Hill). In 2018 he made his return to full-time series TV with “A Million Little Things,” ABC’s life-affirming dramedy that follows a group of friends who resolve to live better lives after one of their close-knit group dies unexpectedly. It ended in 2023 after its fifth season.

And, Rodriguez has already found his next project: he’s returning to featurelength indies with a role in “American Dog,” currently in pre-production with no release date announced. He’s also been rumored to be involved in a couple of others.

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The Price Is Right at Night

(2) KUTV 7 p.m.

If you have any idea the price of motorized scooter or a hot tub, you owe it to yourself to watch host Drew Carey as he takes viewers on a trip down memory lane to guess the real retail prices of products ranging from soup mix to new cars.

So You Think You Can Dance

(13) KSTU 8 p.m.

Following the eliminations of potential finalists like Avery Gay, Olivia Alboher, Roman Nevinchanyi and Braylon Browner, the competition is more cutthroat than ever as it reaches the final stretch. Only one can be crowned winner in this finale episode.

Tuesday FBI

(2) KUTV 7 p.m.

In this season finale, Maggie (Missy Peregrym) and the team fall into a figurative burning ring of fire. And, unfortunately, these flames are getting higher as the terrorist group responsible for Hobbs’ (Roshawn Franklin) death return to finish things.

American Experience

(7) KUED 8 p.m.

The latest installment of this docuseries delves into the Kerner Commission, whose 11 members where appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the riots that engulfed majority Black communities and urban centers across the U.S. in 1967.



(2) KUTV 7 p.m.

Someone is about to become $1 million richer by the end of this episode as Jeff Probst has kept the castaways from killing themselves or each other just long enough to escape Tribal Council in this season finale. Who will be the final castaway standing?

Chicago Fire

(5) KSL 8 p.m.

Season 12 of this firehouse procedural blazes on as Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) leads a brave team of men and women through the dangerous situations that arise while fighting fires in the Windy City. Joe Minoso and Kara Killmer also star.



Red Nose Day: Cheers to Ten Years

(5) KSL 7 p.m.

Celebrating a memorable and impactful decade, “Red Nose Day: Cheers to Ten Years” airs, Thursday, May 23, on NBC, with this hour-long special. Packed with celebrities and special guests, the night will look back at the hilarious and inspirational moments from the last ten years of NBC’s “Red Nose Day,” with past sketches played for big laughs.

Don’t Forget the Lyrics!

(13) KSTU 8 p.m.

Think of it as musical chairs for your vocal chords. In this season premiere, contestants sing projected lyrics with the studio band. But when the lyrics disappear, the contestants must keep singing the correct lyrics for a shot at $1 million.



(2) KUTV 7 p.m.

RuPaul returns for a new season of this word-based game show. Each episode sees multiple teams of two contestants try their best to guess the correct words for money and a place in the “Lingo Showdown.” Which team will walk away with the jackpot?

Great Performances

(7) KUED 8 p.m.

This comedic play by Ossie Davis fol lows Rev. Purlie Judson (Leslie Odom Jr.), a traveling Black preacher, as he schemes to reclaim his inheritance and win back his church from plantation owner Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee (Jay O. Sanders). Kenny Leon directs.

Saturday Wonder Woman

TNT 8 a.m.

Raised on an island paradise, Diana (Gal Gadot), was princess of the Amazons. But a chance encounter with an American WWII pilot (Chris Pine) leads her to realize her true powers as Wonder Woman. “Wonder Woman 1984” immediately follows.



Property Virgins

A&E 10:30 a.m.

Couple Deniz and Andrew have now been dating for seven years, but as the “seven-year-itch” kicks in, the duo agree that something needs to change: Ideally, their location, as the pair still live 90-minutes apart from each other… and with their parents.

Sunday 2024 Indianapolis 500 (5) KSL 10:30 a.m.

To chug a bottle of milk at The Brickyard is every racer’s dream. This year’s 108th running of the Indy 500 might have a tough time besting last year’s wild finish, when Josef Newgarden squeaked by then-reigning champ Marcus Ericsson on the last lap.

Biography: WWE Legends

A&E 6 p.m.

As the youngest son of Mexico’s first family of wrestling, Eddie Guerrero was born into a legendary shadow. Despite the pressure, Eddie’s natural talent led him to wrestling superstardom. However, addiction haunted him both personally and professionally.

National Memorial Day Concert

2024 (7) KUED 8:30 p.m.

Taking place annually for the last three decades, this Memorial Day concert airs live from the Capitol, honoring the country’s armed forces with performances given by popular artists. This

Celebrity Profile

Jamie Foxx may be happier than ever to be back with “Beat Shazam.”

The Oscarwinning actor, comedian and musician had an unspecified medical emergency and subsequent hospitalization last year, but he returns — along with his daughter Corinne (“Dollface”) — to preside over the Fox game show when it begins its seventh season Tuesday, May 28. Two-person teams try to identify songs, with the highest-scoring duo then going up against the music app Shazam for a chance to win $1 million. This season, some teams will consist of fathers, mothers, siblings, teachers and others who have a shared identity.

Also an executive producer of “Beat Shazam,” Jamie Foxx might have seemed a surprising person to fill the hosting job when the show premiered in 2017. By that point, Foxx was a wellestablished movie star, having won an Academy Award and many other honors for his portrayal of music icon Ray Charles in “Ray” (2004). He also had a 2007 Grammy for his collaboration with T-Pain on “Blame It.”

However, taking a job on the Fox network was a homecoming of sorts for Foxx, since he had been a cast member of the sketch comedy series “In Living Color” in the early 1990s. He also appeared in the Fox show “Roc,” then parlayed those experiences into his own sitcom for the then-WB Network, the appropriately named “The Jamie Foxx Show.”

During that weekly TV tenure for him, Foxx was also cementing his movie work with such credits as the Oliver Stone-directed football drama “Any Given Sunday” (1999) and the melodrama “Collateral” (2004). He was also building a musical identity, by working with the likes of Kanye West (“Runaway”) and Ludacris (“Get Back”), establishing his own success in that field via such albums as “Intuition” and “Best Night of My Life.”

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(5) KSL 8 p.m. The Voice Sing like the wind, you gossamer-toned angels! The climactic Season 25 finale of “The Voice” airs Tuesday, May 21, on NBC. With it, judges Reba McEntire, John
Legend, Chance the Rapper and Dan + Shay — and the rest of America — finally just which judge and singer will be crowned this season’s big winner.
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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.

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.

W 500 S, Ste 210 Bountiful, Utah above Ski ‘N See

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 exposures to rare and difficult-to-treat cases at conferences on a nearweekly basis through Lehigh Valley and the University of Pennsylvania.

In his free time, Dr. Mitton enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, being outdoors, biking, board games, and especially making weekend breakfasts with specialty pancakes.


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