Just-a-Break fundraiser Chalk It Up

Two years ago in September we published our premier issue and our feature story was about Greg Thorpe and his family’s nonprofit JUST-a-BREAK. With the Chalk it Up event happening this month for the 3rd time, we thought we would catch up with Greg and see what is happening with JUST-a-BREAK. Greg lost the love of his life Jen Thorpe in December 2015 to a … Continue reading Just-a-Break fundraiser Chalk It Up

The Fire Marshal over North Ogden is now a City Council Member

A lifelong resident of North Ogden, Ryan Barker said he has good memories of working with his grandparents Ray and Fern on their farm as a kid. He even helped his grandparents’ neighbor Lyman Barker birth a calf. “I only needed to experience that once,” he said as he chuckled.  Ryan said his family still owns some farm lands where they still harvest alfalfa and … Continue reading The Fire Marshal over North Ogden is now a City Council Member

Your Money: City Budget Overview

Each year North Ogden City receives millions of dollars in taxpayer and rate-payer money. The City uses this money to provide services to residents such as water, sewer, storm water, garbage, public safety, recycling, parks, streets, and recreation. Revenues come to the City in the form of sales taxes, property tax, utility fees, registration fees, grants, and other revenues. But who decides how the money … Continue reading Your Money: City Budget Overview

Local  Spotlight: Dustin and Cody Hurd

  Dustin Hurd and his big brother Cody like to run marathons. Cody has run 54 marathons and Dustin has run 27. Dustin has qualified several times for the Boston Marathon initially, but when the final cuts were announced he always seemed to fall a little short. After giving up running in 2011, his brother Cody talked him into trying again in 2014. This time, … Continue reading Local  Spotlight: Dustin and Cody Hurd

Need help around your house?

Kids Classifieds Koby and Issac Lawn Mowing 4 years of experience We have all the equipment Professional Quality Work. Call or text for a no-obligation quote. 801-452-3887 Hope Callister Let me care for your pet while you are on vacation. Feeding, walking and providing companionship (I’m happy to water plants, too). 3 years of experience. Age 15. References available upon request. Call or text. 801-695-5907 … Continue reading Need help around your house?

Youth Council Update: Leadership Training

Last month, as a youth council, we had an amazing opportunity to go to a three day leadership training. It was amazing and inspirational! This year the theme was rise above, stand together, be the good. We got to hear from wonderful speakers that taught us how to do these things. Rise Above We learned that to rise above we need to set goals for … Continue reading Youth Council Update: Leadership Training

Youth Council Update: Day at the Legislature

Last month, the Youth Council got to go to the “Local Officials Day at the Legislature”. After looking around the Capitol Building, we participated in a contest called “Capitol Quest,” it was like a giant scavenger hunt where we had to find things and take pictures with them. It was so much fun. We got to meet our area’s House Representative, Justin Fawson, and he … Continue reading Youth Council Update: Day at the Legislature

Precious Pets

 LEWIS and CUTIE This dog and gecko keep their family entertainment.    The Whipple family sits comfortably in their brand new Pleasant View home while their Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Lewis, does remarkable tricks. Dr. Ian Whipple, Optometrist at Vision Source of Farr West, and his wife Taunya help their two young children, Grant and Gwen, throw snacks to their family pet after each trick he … Continue reading Precious Pets

Youth Council Update

The City Youth Council made dreams come true this Christmas by helping Santa Claus in his house at Bicentennial Park. We proudly accepted the role of energetic elves and helped St. Nick grant wishes and hand out candy canes. We love helping in the Santa House and look forward to it every year. Coming up is our day at the Legislature where the council travels … Continue reading Youth Council Update

North Ogden’s oldest home

The oldest standing house in North Ogden is a gorgeous white home that is located on 400 W, just south of Ben Lomond Dental on Lomond View Drive. A few years ago, I heard the story of the cute family who built and lived in this home originally.     Mary (or Marie) Stalle Warren (1845-1929) and Elihu Warren (1828-1910) were expecting their second child … Continue reading North Ogden’s oldest home

Pastor Dave Duncan, 33 years a Pastor

Valley View Baptist Church was established in 1965; a North Ogden residence on Washington Boulevard was converted for use as a church with the Pastor’s living quarters upstairs. For the past 33 years, it has been blessed with a Pastor whose dedication is remarkable. The first year and one half he was co-Pastor with Dr. Davis. Dave Duncan is celebrating his longevity as Pastor and … Continue reading Pastor Dave Duncan, 33 years a Pastor

Weber High School Standouts

Written with help from Kathleen Mejia, Assistant to the Chief on the Warrior News Run, run, run as fast as you can: you can’t catch her, it’s McKenna Lee, man! McKenna Lee, senior at Weber High recently achieved one of her biggest goals: winning state at the cross country race at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake. “It’s been a goal since I started running … Continue reading Weber High School Standouts

How to Prepare for the “Cold”

Cold weather ushers in some of my favorite things, holidays, family parties, homemade goodies, sledding, hot chocolate, and much more. Unfortunately, it also brings with it snow shoveling and the common cold. I wish we could share our snow shoveling duties as well as we share the common cold. In the United States the common cold accounts annually for 26 million absences from school and … Continue reading How to Prepare for the “Cold”

History: Residents Remember Christmas of Years Past

Christmas meant parties, plays, dances, carolers, Santa Claus, Christmas trees, stockings, presents, and festive decorations everywhere. Nat Taggart remembers: Though there wasn’t much money, the excitement and challenge of gift-giving kept everyone in high spirits. Most gifts were hand-made. In 1930, my seven-year-old cousin, Alice Montgomery (Wyatt) gave me her calf for Christmas, as my calf had died a few months before. Alice had tied … Continue reading History: Residents Remember Christmas of Years Past

Youth Council Roadside Clean Up

Our roadside clean up was a huge success, three big garbage bags were collected full! The cold and setting sun didn’t stop us! We were able to divide into three groups and conquer Washington Boulevard starting at 2700 to Larsen Lane. We appreciated all who honked when they saw us on the side of the road with our orange vests! If you’re interested in being … Continue reading Youth Council Roadside Clean Up