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We should be especially grateful for those who settled and established our great city of North Ogden.

uring the month of July we celebrate Pioneer Day. This day commemorates the arrival of the pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley. Many of us in North Ogden have ancestors who were pioneers during that period of time. There are many stories of the hardships suffered during this westward movement. Conditions were brutal at times with weather, disease, and the various forms of transportation that was available. Many lives were lost and buried along the trail represented by all ages. This was a 1300 mile trip into uncharted America West.

We should be grateful and humbled by the action of these great pioneers. They abandoned the familiar and strode bravely into the unknown; confident that in doing so would enable for them a better future. They gave up possessions and relationships that no longer nurtured them, ideologies they had outgrown. As descendants of these pioneers, we can partially settle the account by being true to the cause for which our ancestors suffered so much to be part of. I was privileged to have a grandfather who crossed the plains in a covered wagon at the age of 12. He, one brother, and their mother left Denmark and sailed to America. They were on the ocean for two months and two days. He witnessed 16 immigrants that were buried at sea. They arrived in New York and went by ferry and rail to Omaha, Nebraska. These ancestors purchased a wagon and three head of oxen and began their journey to Utah. Two or three families rode in each wagon and they would take turns walking to lighten the load when the oxen became tired. They would travel 15 to 20 miles per day depending on the terrain. While walking, my grandfather would wear his shoes when the conditions were rocky and take them off when the soil was soft to make them last longer. Upon arriving in Salt Lake City, they stayed one day and then travelled on to Brigham City the next day. A year later they moved to Hyrum, Utah and that is where he married and raised his family. The two -room log home still stands today as a reminder of my pioneer heritage of which I am proud and grateful for. Let us never erase from our memories those who sacrificed so much that we may have better lives. We should be especially grateful for those who settled in and established our great city of North Ogden. Brent Chugg, Mayor

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City of North Ogden 2019 Cherry Days Parade New Rules for Saving Spots

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Effective 2019 Cherry Days Parade Chairs, blankets, rope or other items saving spots for the parade are NOT allowed until 6:00 a.m. the morning of the 4th. Any items left on the curb before 6 a.m. on the 4th will be picked up. Items removed will be available in the “Safe Exchange” area at the police department.

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Question: Where can I dump my grass clippings? Answer: Recently the City has seen an increase in individuals dumping grass leaves or other items on City property. It is illegal to dump any items on municipal property, NOC 9-52, and there will be fines and possible criminal prosecution for violations. This is especially true for dumping within designated wetlands, or waterways, where blockages can cause flooding or other issues. Severe fines may be levied against anyone violating dumping provisions in near water ways and wetlands. If you live in an area where there is a split rail fence which separates your home or a trail from a marsh, stream, or bog, it is likely the area is a federally protected wetland where federal fines may be imposed. We do not want to see any of our residents be prosecuted for a violation of the local, state, or federal laws. Please help remind your neighbors of the dumping requirements and remember we have a green waste pit which accepts these items for a minimal charge. We appreciate our residents' willingness to follow the rules. Please let us know if you have any questions about where you can dump yard waste and other items.

Sergeant Child has been with the North Ogden Police Department for 18 years. He started his career with the Department as the Animal Control Officer. After a few years he made the move to a Police Officer. Since then he has spent some time in the patrol division, as a D.A.R.E officer, the school resource officer, and now currently holds the rank of patrol sergeant. Sergeant Child has a tremendous work ethic and a sincere concern for the safety and security of the citizens of North Ogden and his fellow officers. His dedication to the mission of the Police Department is second to none. In March of this year the Chief of Police and the Lieutenants were out of town for a conference. Sergeant Child was tasked with the intimidating responsibility of running the department’s day to day operations during this time. Sergeant Child did a tremendous job handling the situation. The PD administration received several positive comments about how Sergeant Child handled himself in

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North Ogden City Office Candidates List Primary election (2 and 4-year Council Seats) August 13, 2019 General Election for all positions (Council and Mayor) November 5, 2019 Bio and Photos will be uploaded on in the coming weeks. Mayor (One 2-year seat) S. Neal Berube Lynn H. Satterthwaite Council (One 2-year seat) Stefanie Casey Wade Carl Bigler Cheryl Stoker

Council (Three 4-year seats) Ronald B. Flamm Michael Anya Julie Anderson Ryan M. Barker Brian Bartholomew Terry D. Bexell Kevin Burns Meg Saunders Phillip D. Swanson Charlotte Ekstrom Randy Winn

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Questions regarding flood zones should be directed to Lorin Gardner, City Engineer at 801-782-8111. FEMA flood maps are available for your review at the city offices. We also have elevation certificates.

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July Calendar of Events NORTH OGDEN LIBRARY North Ogden Library Children’s Summer Reading Program Blast off with Books June 3 through August 10 Ages 0-12. Summertime reading means better grades! Studies show that 7 out of 10 children maintain and improve reading and writing skills by participating in a summer reading program. Registration begins May 28th at all locations and online at www.weberpl. org/kidsread Ogden Nature Center: Threatened & Endangered in Utah July 27, 3:00 p.m. Meet a desert tortoise, a threatened species, and learn more about local endanger wildlife from our friends at the Ogden Nature Center! Families welcome. Continuous Programs (Discovery Time) Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Infant to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years. Help your child get ready to read at our Discovery Time Programs featuring stories, music, and learning activities. For more information, call 801-337-2652.

eTEAM Sign up for individual technology instruction. Beginner instruction is offered on Microsoft Word, e-mail, Internet use, resumes, and eMedia. To sign up for one-on-one 30-minute sessions from the eTeam (24 hours’ notice required), call the library location nearest you.

SENIOR EVENTS North View Senior Center 485 E. 2550 N. • North Ogden, Utah 801-782-6211 Lunch: 11:50 AM Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri. Dinner: 5:00 PM Thurs. (Opens at 1 PM) Seniors over age 60 - $3.00 Seniors under age 60 - $6.00 *Meals include a main dish, fruit, vegetable, and dessert

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July 4 - Closed (Happy Fourth of July) July 9 - Blood Pressure at 11 a.m. July 10 - Foot Clinic at 10 a.m. July 11 - Cell Phone Class at 2 p.m., Free Legal Advice at 4 p.m., Cindy Hales at 5:30 p.m. July 15 - AARP Driving Class - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. July 17 - Foot Clinic at 10 a.m. July 18 - Dennis Barker July 24 - Happy 24th of July July 25 - Blood Pressure at 4 p.m., Bingo at 5:30 p.m. July 26 - Grief Class at 2:30 p.m. Augerge Senior Center July 10th - Raven Spirit (Musical Entertainment) at 7 p.m. July 17th - Stampede (Musical Entertainment) at 7 p.m.

FUN THINGS TO DO! July 4 Cherry Days Parade 10:00 a.m. in North Ogden. The parade will begin at 2850 North and 400 East and proceed South along Washington Blvd. to 1900 North. July 5 First Friday Art Stroll 6-9 p.m. July 13-14 Weber County Jr Posse Jamboree Ogden Pioneer Stadium 6:00 p.m.- 11:59 p.m. All Weber County Jr Posse compete against each other in the following events: Grand Entry, Water Race, Keyhole, Poles, Barrels, 4-in-a-Row, and Speed Barrels. Admission is $2. July 14 Lindquist Pops Concert and Fireworks. Weber State University Duck Pond at dusk. July 19 PRCA Rodeo “Standard Examiner Family Night” 7:30 p.m. Ogden Pioneer Stadium. Buy tickets at http:// July 24 Ogden Pioneer Days Grand Parade 9 a.m. The parade route begins on 31st Street, continues northbound on Washington Boulevard and ends on 20th Street.


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RC Willey's 6th Annual Charity Bike Ride The Ride for the Kids charity event is sponsored by the RC Willey Store in Syracuse. We have partnered with Make-AWish Utah to help raise funds for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. Over the past 5 years, we have raised $100,000 to grant wishes for kids. We have three different bike rides that include a 25, 50 and 100 mile "Century" ride. They all begin at the Syracuse RC Willey, and travel to Antelope Island. The ride is heavily sponsored and supported by numerous businesses. Our goal in 2019 is to raise $35,000. 100% of all registrations and donations go to the Make-A-Wish Utah chapter. Please come support this worthy cause.


He enjoys what most 14 year olds do: music, friends, basketball and his dog. Ethan is also the recipient of many heart surgeries in his young life. Help us raise money to keep Ethan leading a healthy life.

This year's Wish Kid is Ethan who was born May 18, 2005 to Shane and Jennifer Lowe. Ethan was born with the congenital heart disease of pulmonary atresia, a hypo plastic right ventricle, and a couple other smaller issues. He is a true miracle boy who underwent 2 Cath labs, a thoracotomy and open heart surgery all by the time he was just 1 year old. Since then, he has experienced many miracles with his heart performing well thus delaying his inevitable pulmonary valve replacement. While his pulmonary valve will require replacements throughout his life, (one which his cardiologist expects to be fairly soon), his prognosis is good and he leads a healthy, fun life.

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Ethan has a heart of gold and is friendly and kind to everyone. His personality is magnetic and he always makes others feel important. Ethan wants to attend an Ivy League College and has big dreams for the future. He wants to become a Heart Surgeon or a fashion designer, and he is very loved by his family.

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A Home for Generations

North Ogden settler William John Hill built a home that that is still owned by his posterity today. BY HAILEY MINTON


ver 150 years ago, an Indian encampment of thirteen teepees and a log cabin occupied the land that is now the home of Jim and Loene Hill at 1661 N. 400 E. Jim’s great-grandfather, William John Hill, was called to settle the area and he, and others, built the brick home that is still standing in North Ogden today. As the land was developed, farmed, and fenced, the Indians moved away and William built the brick home for his growing family. William and his family lived in the log cabin initially, but he built the brick home to accommodate his family of ten children. Imagine what that must have been like to be one of those children running through the fields, roughhousing with siblings, and having responsibilities that we in our day will probably never have to worry about. I’m sure some of our experiences are the same as well. Their mom probably pulled plenty of stickers


out of feet and every one of them likely took a few moments to absorb the beauty of Ben Lomond’s peak. Hyrum Hill was the youngest of William’s ten children. When he married, Hyrum and his wife lived in the brick home with his father until he died. The home you see from the street wasn’t always white and it didn’t always have a front porch. Hyrum built the front porch and he also enclosed the smaller porch on the southwest corner to transform it into a kitchen. Underneath the white paint there is red brick, and within the walls of the structure is the legacy of the hard work of ancestors blessing the lives of their posterity. When Hyrum died, Hyrum’s son Thomas inherited it, who later passed it on to his son Jim. This home is a physical representation of what the hard work and love of families can do for generations ahead.

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arlier this year I enjoyed a winter trip to Florida and a few days in the sun and watching Phil, the local Alligator, swim in the small lake behind Julie’s (my daughter) house looking for lunch. During the same stay, I watched as NASA launched a rocket into space carrying a communications satellite into orbit. Soon it was time to take a “red eye” flight back to SLC and home to good North Ogden.

through Valley Forge in the Wintertime? Have they felt the overwhelming sadness of Antietam? Have they been to Little Rock Candy Mountain or gone fishing on Panguitch Lake? There is so much more to America than the inside of an airplane and free peanuts or cookies. I’m not saying to stop flying, but if you have the time and want to see America, drive.

As we made our approach into SLC, I was able to see a little bit of Utah and I was struck by the thought that I had traveled nearly 2000 miles across America and had only seen about 100 miles of this country. I wonder how many people who live in this great land of ours have seen it, or even bothered to look at our country. Other than the roads to and from the airport or the designer destinations they paid handsomely for, but do they really see America?

There is really no excuse (in my opinion) for not driving across this country if you have the time, a good GPS and camera. Put some air in the tires, have Charly, your mechanic, change your oil and do a safety check on your car, buckle up the kids and spouse and head on out. Be prepared for potty stops and hearing the question “are we there yet” several times. Electric car? No problem. There are now several APPs that show the nearest charging station. Get out the maps and take a blue road trip across our country.

Did they see the little cafe in rural Utah, where you can “eat here, get gas”? The world’s largest ball of rubber bands? Have they seen the old North church, or the site where the “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired? Have they wandered

Why go through all this trouble when you can hop on an airplane and enjoy the speed and convenience of a few hours to your designation, and a rental car with free mileage?

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Let me ask a few questions. Do you know how wide the Mississippi River is if you fly over it? You can never understand the vastness of the Great Plains if you only see them from 35000 ft. Can you see the hard work and spiritual roots of rural America at 35000 ft. and 500 MPH? Take time to enjoy a night at the “No Tell Motel.” Enjoy a breakfast or two, over easy, two slabs and two “Jacks” at the grill across the street, served by the owner/server/dishwasher/cook. Do you know how deep Crater Lake is, or how wide the Impact Crater is, without seeing them? Take the opportunity to drive the “Highway to the Sun.” While you’re there, take a hike up to one of the glaciers in Glacier National Park. Can you really understand how much damage was caused when Mt. St. Helens erupted without seeing it? Take time to drive the El Camino Real along the California coast. Go further east and, if so inclined, stop at a winery. Drive the “Million Dollar” highway from Durango to Silverton. Or better yet, take the narrowgauge Train along the same route.

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Arches National Park, Utah Small town Northeast Crater Lake, Oregon You don’t get to know America by clubbing or looking on Wikipedia. America is not all beautiful people dancing and enjoying beverages. Chances are those people have never seen Mt. Rushmore (other than pictures). You can’t understand why America is called the “Worlds Bread Basket” unless you drive by the endless cornfields in Indiana. I marvel at the vast crops of wheat in our country’s mid-section. Drive by the cattle ranches in Montana and see why we have meat, not only for ourselves, but can help other nations feed their people. Travel up north and see the oil fields and rigs of the Dakotas. On the way there, stop and see the Devil’s Tower. Pause for a moment at the monument showing the last stand of General Custer. Go further west and enjoy the beautiful Yellowstone National Park. Or turn east and see the Land of a Thousand Lakes”. As you travel these United States, you will not see any red or blue markers, you will only see the United State of America. Take time to enjoy America. Have some ice cream at the Dairy Queen or Frost Top. Have a buffalo burger and a side of onion rings at the Greasy Spoon Cafe. Loosen your belt and order a Raspberry Shake, or fresh limeade, at Bear Lake. Go fishing off the fishing bridge in Yellowstone. Go fly fishing on the rivers in Montana. Try rafting down the Snake 22 CONNECTIONPUBLISHING | July 2019

River in Wyoming. Go swimming in the Great Salt Lake and get caked with salt. Drive by the Salt Flats and see not only the raceway, but part of the route of the Donner Party took as they traveled west toward tragedy in the Sierra Nevada’s. Stop at a little roadside stand and buy some fresh produce just picked from the field this morning. If you’re traveling in late summer, go visit the local county fair. Watch the Demolition Derby and Rodeo. Eat a corn dog with plenty of mustard. Have some cotton candy and snow cones. Try a deep-fried twinkie or pickle. Suck it up and have some funnel cake. Stop at the local Rexall, sit at the soda fountain and have a Cherry Coke, or an over the top Chocolate Malt, better yet have a freshly made ice cream sundae or banana split. Go watch a ball game at the local park. Watch a small town 4th of July parade with all the horses, tractors, bands and bicycles all decorated in red, white and blue.

the mountains of South Dakota are called the Black Hills unless you see them. You don’t know how small the town of Sturgis, South Dakota is unless you go there. You will never appreciate the beauty of the fall season the Northeast part of our nation unless you go there. It will be hard to enjoy the hospitality and food of the south without being there. Want barbecue? Head to Kansas, Texas or Memphis. Go watch a rocket launch in Florida or look for new aircraft in Area 51 of Nevada. Go to the Brickyard in Indianapolis and watch the races. Go to Cheyenne and visit the Rail Museum. Travel to Omaha, Nebraska, and watch the College Baseball World Series. You can’t get to know America by looking down on it. America is a place that must be experienced to understand.

Travel to our Nation’s bad lands and see where Dinosaurs once ruled. Use a little imagination and picture yourself creeping up on a herd of Buffalo, armed with nothing but a bow and arrows, possibly a spear. While you’re there, watch for the hazards of nature: rattle snakes ground hogs, and things like that. You cannot know how big the Bingham Copper Mine is unless you see it. Or, why

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INFO Business: Firearms Training and Recreational Facility Address: 2441 N 1500 W. (Rulon White Blvd.) Phone: (801) 778-6991 Weber County Sport Shooting Complex


he Weber County Sport Shooting Complex is a quality, efficient, safe, state-of-the-art firearms training and recreational facility located near North Ogden. The range is staffed almost entirely by volunteers who are committed to providing a safe, professional, and family-friendly shooting experience (if you are interested in becoming one of our volunteers, please stop by or call the range office). The County saw a critical need for residents, law enforcement, and other government agencies to have a shooting facility for training and recreational needs. The Sport Shooting Complex and


The County has experienced significant growth and, as a result, there are fewer areas for the average resident to find safe, secluded locations away from homes, livestock, and wildlife to enjoy shooting sports. This has created a challenge for county and municipal officials due to concerns and complaints from county residents, many who perceived that recreational shooting taking place near their houses and businesses was unsafe. A safe alternative was necessary to both allay the fears and complaints of residents and to provide a safe, accessible alternative for recreational shooters. The Weber County Sport Shooting Complex meets both criteria. It provides a safe, suitable alternative to Weber County residents for the enjoyment of shooting sports in a family-friendly environment. The Shooting Complex allows the shooting of handguns of all calibers, and rifles up to .338 Lapua.

Also offered: • Hunter Safety Classes

• Precision Rifle (out to 300 yards)

• Handgun/Rifle shooting (out to 50 yards)

• Rimfire matches • Bowling pin shoots

(revolver, semi-auto, and rimfire)

• Law Enforcement/

Military/Federal and State Agency training and qualification range

Future ideas may include multi-gun shoots. Note: Due to safety concerns, shotguns, black powder and 50 calibers and up are NOT allowed at this facility.

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Sonny Thompson was a young boy he knew Jerry Naylor, in fact, he was his scout master. When Sonny got to working age he started working for Jerry who owned and operated Valley Glass. He was so impressed with Jerry, a man who was a sheep rancher and had built one of the largest glass

companies in Northern Utah. Sonny still works with his son Mark who today runs Valley Glass. These men are Sonny’s mentors and are powerful men in his life. The thing that Sonny loves most about both Jerry and Mark is that they are men who choose to put people first. They have never been the type of business men who put profit first. Sonny heard about two people who were struggling with cancer and wanted to help. He approached Mark and told him that he was going to do a fundraiser for these two deserving folks through his cattle ranch, Thompson Ranches. Mark

wanted to get involved too and offered to allow Sonny to reach out to each of their five store managers to see if they would like to help as well. Each store contributed and raised money for these folks. It is one of those moments for Sonny that you can tell galvanized his love and respect for his employer Valley Glass and the type of men and women who run the company. Thank you to Valley Glass and Thompson Ranches for your excellent work and your devotion to doing good in the neighborhood.

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Continuing our Nation's Legacy BY KEN YOUNG


HE FOURTH OF JULY: it’s time to celebrate! Go to a parade, BBQ with the neighbors, lay down on a blanket in the park and listen to the Stars and Stripes Forever as the sky is illuminated with brilliant fireworks. Let the fun begin. While observing the wide variety of festivities, picnics and BBQ, parades, and musical performances, it may seem as if the 4th of July is a splendid combination of Flag day, Constitution Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving What a great nation to have so much to pay honor to, be grateful for and to celebrate. In the midst of all the activities it is important to remember what was required to make this all possible and what will be needed to ensure the legacy of the Fourth continues to thrive. Our fore-parents sacrificed greatly to provide the opportunities and freedoms we enjoy today. Our part, to continue the nation’s legacy for future generations, can seem difficult in view of current angst in our nation. If it seems the divisiveness of today’s political atmosphere is hopeless, stop and consider the differences, and even animosity, between the factions which previous generations had to face and overcome in order to create and then lead this country. From the beginning, even before we were a nation, there was no consensus as to what the diverse colonies should do in order to address the problems

of a monarch issuing edicts from the other side of the ocean, dictating life and collecting taxes from a land he had never seen. It was a tumultuous time.Today, rancor and bitterness between opposing political parties can seem insurmountable. If it wasn’t so pathetic it would be comical. Like a gaggle of 6th graders in the mix of a sandlot game, hurling insults at each other from their respective dugouts thus precluding them from getting on with the game. Negative and demeaning rhetoric does not launch ships, build highways and cities, design inventions, and certainly never created a nation of any worth. All it does is destroy. In the midst of their differences, and they were significant, the founders of this nation were able to identify the common ground which became the lifeblood of this new nation. It is important to understand no one got 100% of what they wanted. Everyone had to compromise to some extent and even make personal sacrifices. The founders had the wisdom and emotional maturity to come together, create a nation and then forge a Constitution in spite of the dissensions among themselves. Now, we live today presented with the opportunity to celebrate what they crafted and gave to us. The question is: do we have the integrity and wisdom to follow their example?



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Travel Peacefully with an Estate Plan in Place BY GARRETT T. SMITH

I just returned from a long family road trip. We visited 20 states and drove about 7,300 miles! We visited my wife’s two sisters in Illinois and Texas, my cousin in Pennsylvania, my mission president and mission mom in Maryland, and some good friends from my mission in Alabama. We had a great time seeing the country, visiting historical landmarks and sites, making memories, and spending valuable time together. We are grateful to have made it back home safely. My kids are road warriors! I’m almost certain that my family is not alone in using the summer time for vacationing. Summer is a great time to travel because school is out and the weather is nice. However, traveling can bring numerous worries to mind, especially when parents are traveling without their kids. I have received multiple calls from couples wanting to complete their estate planning before they leave on an upcoming vacation. They have expressed concerns about what would happen to their kids and

their assets if something happened while they were traveling that prevented them from returning home. Fortunately, I have been able to accommodate most of these families in completing their estate plans before they leave as long as they have given me a couple weeks’ notice. A lot of people wonder how long it takes to create an estate plan. For most cases, I like to set a 30-day timeframe from the initial consultation to signing the documents. The first 2 weeks are used by the couple to complete an estate planning guide in preparation for a design meeting where we have an in-depth discussion on who will be the successor trustees, guardians for minors, healthcare agents, etc. After the design meeting, I draft and send the documents to the couple for review before our signing meeting which is scheduled 2 or 3 weeks later. From personal experience, I can attest that traveling is much more peaceful when you have established your estate plan. There is an old saying that says the mechanic’s car is always the last to get fixed. I’m slightly embarrassed to admit

that I prepared estate plans and told my clients about how important estate planning is for over two years before I finalized my own plan. Prior to setting up my estate plan, my wife and I went on a vacation to Hawaii leaving our two oldest kids in Utah. Although I enjoyed the vacation, I was unsettled in the back of my mind knowing that I had not prepared my family for the future if something happened to us. That Hawaii trip was a catalyst for me to get everything in order. If you are planning an upcoming vacation and want to maximize your peace of mind, don’t hesitate to give me a call!

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With summer quickly approaching, many cooking enthusiasts are eager to get the grill out for some tasty summer meals. However, grilling can really bring on the heat if done improperly, and it could cause a monstrous fire on your property if it gets out of control. With July being the most common month for grill fires, it’s best to set your property’s rules regarding grilling and remind your tenants of it well before the summer months begin. Let’s go through the various grill types and the risks of each:

CHARCOAL GRILLS. The main concern with charcoal grills is the release of carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, and deadly gas. If used in a poorly ventilated area, charcoal grills can release enough carbon monoxide to become deadly. Further, warm charcoals still emit some carbon monoxide, so make sure used charcoals are completely cool before disposing of them, and never store a grill with warm charcoals indoors or in a garage.

PROPANE GRILLS. Though often considered safer than

charcoal grills, propane grills pose a significant fire risk. In fact, 83% of grill fires are started with gas grills! The main concern with propane grills is gas leaks, which can lead to explosion. For example, if hose connections are not secure, excess gas can accumulate under the lid and explode.

ELECTRIC GRILLS. Generally safer than charcoal or propane grills, electric grills can pose fire risk if an extension cord is used that is not suitable for outdoor use.  Fire risk exists for all types of grills, but the risk is even greater when they are used on a balcony or deck. Balconies are close to buildings by nature, and many decks are made of combustible materials. Should a grill catch fire, it would likely ignite the nearby building or deck. In general, grilling should be done on a noncombustible surface in a wellventilated area that is 10 feet away from any structure. Consider having a fire extinguisher near any common grilling areas. There could be a few safe options for allowing grilling on your properties. For multifamily properties, there is generally

Make sure to keep your grill 10 feet away from your home or other structures.

not an area per unit that meets the guidelines for safe grilling. While you will want to prohibit grills on decks and balconies, you may want to consider a community grilling area complete with a concrete slab. For one- or two-family dwellings, there may be more leeway to allow grilling on site. In addition to keeping grills at least 10 feet away from the nearest structure and prohibiting grilling on decks, ensure that any grilling areas are free of overhanging branches.

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An American Classic Lunch, dinner or snack, these sliders will leave everyone happy.

Pull Apart Cheeseburger Sliders BY RYAN SPELTS

I have to admit when I saw a slider for the first time, I thought; “Who on earth would want a really small hamburger? Maybe they are for kids.” By now, though, you have probably realized that sliders can be incredibly delicious bite-sized yumminess. I found the recipe for these on www. and gave them my own twist; they are awesome. There are signs that meals are enjoyed at our table: a thumbs up from our youngest (Grey) or, other than the sounds of eating, all that is heard is utter silence which means mouths are full. These sliders got full marks; the whole family loved this meal. It took some prep to make but it was worth it. 1 Package Thick Cut Bacon Use a trick I learned a few years back: bake your bacon. I buy the thick cut bacon and line it out on a cookie sheet (don’t overlap). Cook at 400º for 12-20 minutes depending on how crispy you want it. I do about 13-14 min. Get this started first. Once the bacon is done, turn the oven down to 350º. Form the beef into 12 small patties. I mix an egg into the ground beef and season with Lowry season salt. Cook them on a griddle or frying pan to 95% done - you are still going to bake them. Rest on a paper towel lined plate. Patties: 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef 1 egg Lowry’s Season Salt to taste Sliders: 12 dinner rolls

6-8 slices of American cheese 6-8 slices of Cheddar cheese 2 tbls. melted butter 1 tsp. sesame seeds Coat a casserole pan with cooking spray to prep for the sliders. For the buns, I bought the dinner rolls from Costco but any smaller sized bun should do. Cut them evenly in half and place the bottoms in the casserole pan. Put a slice of cheddar cheese on each bun bottom, it is ok if these overlap. Then, put a slice of dill pickle on each one, top with the mostly cooked patty and then a slice of American Cheese on each patty. A half slice of bacon on each one and a dollop of the sauce (recipe on right) and then replace the top of the bun. Brush melted butter on each bun top and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place in the oven which should now be at 350º. Cook for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yummy!

Add some flavor Sauce: ¼ c. Mayonnaise 1 tbls. Ketchup 1 tbls. Finely Chopped Onion (optional) 1 tsp. mustard Stir together mayonnaise, ketchup, onion, and mustard in a small bowl.

We are so grateful to everyone who shares their recipes with us. Last month we made an error and owe an apology to Charlotte Hancey because we ran her very delicious Cherry BBQ sauce recipe last month and somehow in the mix up missed printing the instructions that included how to cook the sauce. If you tried that recipe and found it didn’t work, it was because you needed to cook the sauce and we didn’t include those instruction. We are so sorry to Charlotte for making that error and to any of you who tried that recipe and found it didn’t work. Please visit this link to get the full recipe and believe me, it is worth a try.



Ogden's Food Truck Rally One local restaurant owner turned his idea of bringing delicious food to those who live and visit Ogden, into reality.


he Ogden Food Truck Rally was started in February of this year, but was born of an idea that has been brewing for several years now. Steve Ballard, the owner of Sonora Grill at the Junction in Ogden and Thai Curry Kitchen on 25th Street, decided to buy an old horse trailer last year and transformed it into a food truck featuring food from Thai Curry Kitchen. They started taking the trailer out to food rallies, farmers markets and other events around the state. They loved the atmosphere and fun of these events and wanted to bring something like it to their hometown of Ogden. Steve, his General Manager, John Thompson, and Marketing Manager Chelsie Toyn all love the Ogden area and are passionate about providing delicious food to those who live here and those that come to visit. They started brainstorming good event locations and ultimately decided to make the Union Station the location for their monthly rally. Toyn says: “The Union Station has been so great to work with and provides the

perfect backdrop for the rally. It is such a historic landmark in the heart of downtown Ogden.” They work tirelessly each month to pull off the event with great food options. The first Friday of every month, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, the food trucks all park around the fountains near Union Station. There is always something going on in Ogden and the Ogden Food Truck Rally has been the perfect companion to some other great events like Ogden’s Yeti Bash and the Historic 25th Street Car Show. The rally also always coincides with the Ogden First Friday Art Stroll, where local artists display their work throughout shops along 25th Street and inside the Union Station.

WHEN: Friday, July 5, 6:00-9:00 pm (first Friday of every month) WHERE: Union Station in Ogden

Spread the word about this great food experience and come try it for yourself. To stay up to date on what trucks will be attending the next rally, follow them! Instagram @ogdenfoodtruckrally Facebook: Ogden Food Truck Rally >>They often do giveaways to their followers



Cannery Creamery

Try it out! (801) 389-6011 2000 N Washington Blvd. North Ogden


Dan Mueller has always had an entrepreneurial flair, owning several businesses in his life, usually a couple at a time. When his

son was born with Cerebral Palsy, he and his wife, Whitney, spent hours and hours waiting in the ICU. During this time, Dan, a seminary teacher by day, rekindled thoughts he had about opening a real ice cream parlor. He started studying and learning all he could about ice cream and how it’s made. He came across a creamery in Pennsylvania that made Ice Cream the old-fashioned way with son and grandson of dairy farmers who had kept the tradition of old-fashioned ice cream making alive. He reached out to them via Facebook and the friendly owner was willing to help. He invited him out to make ice cream with them for a day and even shared some 100-year-old recipes with Dan to help him get his Utah creamery off the ground. The Cannery Creamery was opened last month and is an amazing destination for a frozen treat. Dan wanted something better than the fast food fare. He wanted something

Dan and Whitney Mueller with their official taste testers!


that people would remember and that would bring people back to the parlor time and time again. He decided to make ingredients the key differentiator. He noticed that most colors and flavors today are created with chemicals. Although artificial flavors can be much stronger, brighter and cheaper, they just don’t taste as good. He said he likes that natural flavors are better for you, but the most important part is they taste better. It is much harder to neutralize chemical flavors than it is to neutralize beet juice which makes their red coloring. He wanted real flavors and real food in his products. He also wanted the best quality. He said it would be a lot cheaper to buy a large tub of blue coloring but they would much rather make it with natural ingredients, which is a theme they stick to. Starting with the ice cream base, they usually make it with 10-12% cream. Aficionados however know that oldfashioned ice cream contained 16% cream and real egg yolk. Dan got with a local dairy to make a custom mixture for them. You can taste the difference in the creaminess and texture. In fact, the ice cream base is made from four simple ingredients: cream, sugar, egg-yolk and skim milk. Some ice cream bases he looked at contained 30+ ingredients. Keeping with the theme of real flavors and food, they use organic sugar cane, no high-fructose corn syrup, as well as fresh fruit, hand-ground vanilla, freshfruit puree and artisan well-water just to name a few of their unique ingredients. In researching chocolate flavors, they found that there were three main cocoa

IT'S ALL IN THE RECIPE Using 100-year old recipes from a creamery in Pennsylvania and a special mix from a local dairy, Cannery Creamery prides itself in delicious ice cream.

producers in the US all based in Ohio. After trying all three they thought, “Wow, they are all good.” They created a unique custom flavor mixing the three to make the proprietary Cannery Chocolate flavor. If you like unique flavors, they have some awesome options. I tried the Cookie Monster which has three types of cookies crumbled up in a blue cookie-flavored ice cream. I tried the amazing Cannery Chocolate and the Mango Jalapeño, which is a yummy mango flavor mixed with some heat from peppers for a kick at the back of your throat. Another fun flavor is the Strawberry Balsamic, which is currently outselling their regular strawberry flavor. My favorites were both the Raspberry and Peanut Butter Reese’s flavor - wow! I could also eat the peanut butter ice cream all by itself. They have flavors come and go and introduce new flavors every week. They also make genuine Italian ice with real ingredients. See their coupon on the right page and make a visit to the Cannery Creamery. Your taste buds will thank you.

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North Ogden Connection July 2019  

4th of July, Cheeseburger Sliders, Utah's Pioneers, the History of William John Hill Sr.'s Home, Employee of the Month,

North Ogden Connection July 2019  

4th of July, Cheeseburger Sliders, Utah's Pioneers, the History of William John Hill Sr.'s Home, Employee of the Month,