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Developing interfaith relationships

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 8:58pm

Blake and Jana Wahlen have been working with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints interfaith outreach program in Davis, Morgan and Weber counties for the past three years. They are called as part of the public affairs department of the LDS Church as missionaries, and one of their main focuses is to build bridges with leaders of other...

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Area youths participate in missionary study sessions

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 8:57pm

OGDEN -- With youth starting out on missions at younger ages, more and more are working together to be prepared for what they will be doing and teaching. For about the past year, youths in the Ogden area have been meeting weekly and studying out of the "Preach My Gospel" manual.The manual is the one that missionaries teach from. The manual was...

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Elaine Dalton makes special visit to local young women

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 8:50pm

OGDEN -- Young women ages 16 to 18 from three area stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints got a special treat recently. Elaine Dalton, former Young Women's general president, addressed them at a special conference on March 15. The girls started their morning with breakfast, a devotional and break-out sessions during which they...

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Best friends in Ogden share mission

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 8:46pm

OGDEN -- Kristin Gardiner and Kristen Goodwin have been best friends for as long as they can remember.They attended Ogden High School together and after graduation in 2009 kept in touch, but went their own ways -- separate colleges, jobs and lives. Gardiner had always planned on serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

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Family enjoying blessings of having three missionaries

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 2 2014 - 7:45pm

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- The Merrill family is feeling the effects of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson's 2012 announcement lowering the mission age of all women and men to 19 and 18, respectively. Because of the age change, three out of four of Robin and Rod Merrill's children are serving in three different countries. And their youngest daughter...

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LDS women of all ages attend Saturday’s historic meeting

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 30 2014 - 9:57pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- LDS women of all ages and from all over the world listened, watched and attended, many via satellite Satureday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' first-ever women's meeting for females ages 8 and older. In the past, the all-women meetings have been for ages 12 and up, encompassing the young women's organization...

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VIDEO: Ogden High School Students Celebrate France

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 23 2014 - 11:02am

OGDEN - Ogden High School French students traveled to a French marketplace without leaving the walls of their high school. About 150 students created their own version of a market of France with various booths representing all parts of the country and culture.

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County to Raise Solid Waste Rates but Recycling Will Help

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 23 2014 - 10:58am

NORTH OGDEN -- Weber County will raise the solid waste tipping fee from $30 per ton to $32 per ton starting in July. For most residents, this translates into an increase of 10 to 30 cents per month or a yearly increase of $2.31. However, a bonus is being offered to cities that have a high recycling rate, and North Ogden plans to take advantage of...

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Developing interfaith relationships

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 8:58pm

Blake and Jana Wahlen have been working with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints interfaith outreach program in Davis, Morgan and Weber counties for the past three years. They are called as part of the public affairs department of the LDS Church as missionaries, and one of their main focuses is to build bridges with leaders of other...

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Area youths participate in missionary study sessions

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 8:57pm

OGDEN -- With youth starting out on missions at younger ages, more and more are working together to be prepared for what they will be doing and teaching. For about the past year, youths in the Ogden area have been meeting weekly and studying out of the "Preach My Gospel" manual.The manual is the one that missionaries teach from. The manual was...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 8:57pm


Elaine Dalton makes special visit to local young women

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 8:50pm

OGDEN -- Young women ages 16 to 18 from three area stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints got a special treat recently. Elaine Dalton, former Young Women's general president, addressed them at a special conference on March 15. The girls started their morning with breakfast, a devotional and break-out sessions during which they...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 8:50pm


Best friends in Ogden share mission

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 8:46pm

OGDEN -- Kristin Gardiner and Kristen Goodwin have been best friends for as long as they can remember.They attended Ogden High School together and after graduation in 2009 kept in touch, but went their own ways -- separate colleges, jobs and lives. Gardiner had always planned on serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 8:46pm


Family enjoying blessings of having three missionaries

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 2 2014 - 7:45pm

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- The Merrill family is feeling the effects of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson's 2012 announcement lowering the mission age of all women and men to 19 and 18, respectively. Because of the age change, three out of four of Robin and Rod Merrill's children are serving in three different countries. And their youngest daughter...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 7:22am


LDS women of all ages attend Saturday’s historic meeting

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 30 2014 - 9:57pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- LDS women of all ages and from all over the world listened, watched and attended, many via satellite Satureday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' first-ever women's meeting for females ages 8 and older. In the past, the all-women meetings have been for ages 12 and up, encompassing the young women's organization...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 30 2014 - 9:57pm


VIDEO: Ogden High School Students Celebrate France

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 23 2014 - 11:02am

OGDEN - Ogden High School French students traveled to a French marketplace without leaving the walls of their high school. About 150 students created their own version of a market of France with various booths representing all parts of the country and culture.

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County to Raise Solid Waste Rates but Recycling Will Help

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 23 2014 - 10:58am

NORTH OGDEN -- Weber County will raise the solid waste tipping fee from $30 per ton to $32 per ton starting in July. For most residents, this translates into an increase of 10 to 30 cents per month or a yearly increase of $2.31. However, a bonus is being offered to cities that have a high recycling rate, and North Ogden plans to take advantage of...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 23 2014 - 10:58am

VIDEO: Ogden High School Students Celebrate France

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 23 2014 - 11:02am

OGDEN - Ogden High School French students traveled to a French marketplace without leaving the walls of their high school. About 150 students created their own version of a market of France with various booths representing all parts of the country and culture.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 23 2014 - 11:02am


VIDEO: Students create murals at H. Guy Child Elementary School

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 12 2014 - 6:47pm

SOUTH OGDEN -- Steven Lobato carefully dabbed bright pink paint on his brush and crouched down and dabbed the paint on a stenciled flower. The 8-year-old barely moved any other part of his body as he painted.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 13 2014 - 8:41am


VIDEO: Next step for Allred is Xterra Worlds

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 21 2013 - 5:53am

Madalyn Allred sits relaxed in her West Weber home, she seems like a normal well-rounded young lady -- she goes to Weber State University full-time and works at the Roy Complex as a swim teacher. She wants to be a prosecuting attorney, so is thinking of majoring in criminal justice.  Oh yes, and then there is that little thing she does called...

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Roy mayoral candidate with criminal history tries to duck out of media event

Roy mayoral candidate Joshua Hoggan, 18, relents and takes questions after reporters followed him outside following a news conference at the Roy Municipal Building. Hoggan spent time in the juvenile justice system last year after allegations he was plotting to bomb Roy High School. Hoggan says four search warrants failed to turn up any bomb-making evidence and that the experience can help him lead the community in ways no other leader can. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Rachel J. Trotter
Jun 25 2013 - 12:53am

ROY -- Joshua Hoggan, former Roy High School bomb plotter and current mayoral candidate, held a news conference Monday afternoon but wasn't in any hurry to answer questions about his past.Hoggan entered the Roy city offices shortly after 4 p.m. and read a brief statement about the city of Roy and some of the changes he thinks it needs. He then...

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Plenty of jammin' & dancin' at Ogden Music Festival

Celia Horowitz plays her rubber banjo. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Rachel J. Trotter
Jun 1 2013 - 11:16pm

OGDEN -- The weather and atmosphere were perfect for a day listening to bluegrass music at Fort Buenaventura. People from all walks of life took full advantage of the sights and sounds of the Ogden Music Festival on Saturday.The festival has been held annually for about six years, and many locals have enjoyed every minute of watching the event...

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Math and Science Olympiad held at Roy High School

BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner 
Tiyah Adams smiles as she receives her first-place medal in the fifth-grade Krypto competition at the Math and Science Olympiad at Roy High School on Tuesday. Krypto, a math-based card game, is one of numerous events that students from around Weber School District participate in each year.

Rachel J. Trotter
May 15 2013 - 12:17am

ROY -- Kymberley Peterson carefully cradled her shoebox with the balloon car inside as she listened for the results of the balloon-car derby Tuesday morning.

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Roy man with serious heart problems to cycle across the country

Bob Quick, 53, of Roy, rides along Washington Boulevard in Ogden on Thursday to pick up new gear for his upcoming trip across the U.S. Quick has had heart problems the last nine years and wants to make the ride to show those who helped save him that he is living life to the fullest and is not just sitting around. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Rachel J. Trotter
May 12 2013 - 11:37pm

OGDEN -- Bob Quick has always loved riding bikes, and over the years he has amassed a collection of them in his garage. So when he had a massive heart attack in 2004, he wasn't going to let it keep him off his bike.As a matter of fact, it motivated the 53-year-old Roy man to attempt something difficult -- riding his bike from coast to coast."I...

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With students' help, teacher collects a million pop tabs (video)

(KERA WILLIAMS/Standard-Examiner)

Rachel J. Trotter
Apr 23 2012 - 10:35pm

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- T.H. Bell Junior High School science teacher Al Ladeau is always talking about numbers. About 13 years ago, Ladeau -- looking to offer his students some perspective on numbers, specifically large ones -- got the idea of collecting a million things. He chose to collect soda pop tabs. Ladeau recently reached his goal -- his...

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VIDEO: Ogden High School Students Celebrate France

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 23 2014 - 11:02am

OGDEN - Ogden High School French students traveled to a French marketplace without leaving the walls of their high school. About 150 students created their own version of a market of France with various booths representing all parts of the country and culture.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 23 2014 - 11:02am


VIDEO: Students create murals at H. Guy Child Elementary School

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 12 2014 - 6:47pm

SOUTH OGDEN -- Steven Lobato carefully dabbed bright pink paint on his brush and crouched down and dabbed the paint on a stenciled flower. The 8-year-old barely moved any other part of his body as he painted.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 13 2014 - 8:41am


VIDEO: Next step for Allred is Xterra Worlds

Rachel J. Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 21 2013 - 5:53am

Madalyn Allred sits relaxed in her West Weber home, she seems like a normal well-rounded young lady -- she goes to Weber State University full-time and works at the Roy Complex as a swim teacher. She wants to be a prosecuting attorney, so is thinking of majoring in criminal justice.  Oh yes, and then there is that little thing she does called...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 21 2013 - 2:54pm


Roy mayoral candidate with criminal history tries to duck out of media event

Roy mayoral candidate Joshua Hoggan, 18, relents and takes questions after reporters followed him outside following a news conference at the Roy Municipal Building. Hoggan spent time in the juvenile justice system last year after allegations he was plotting to bomb Roy High School. Hoggan says four search warrants failed to turn up any bomb-making evidence and that the experience can help him lead the community in ways no other leader can. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Rachel J. Trotter
Jun 25 2013 - 12:53am

ROY -- Joshua Hoggan, former Roy High School bomb plotter and current mayoral candidate, held a news conference Monday afternoon but wasn't in any hurry to answer questions about his past.Hoggan entered the Roy city offices shortly after 4 p.m. and read a brief statement about the city of Roy and some of the changes he thinks it needs. He then...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jun 25 2013 - 12:53am


Plenty of jammin' & dancin' at Ogden Music Festival

Celia Horowitz plays her rubber banjo. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Rachel J. Trotter
Jun 1 2013 - 11:16pm

OGDEN -- The weather and atmosphere were perfect for a day listening to bluegrass music at Fort Buenaventura. People from all walks of life took full advantage of the sights and sounds of the Ogden Music Festival on Saturday.The festival has been held annually for about six years, and many locals have enjoyed every minute of watching the event...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jun 1 2013 - 11:16pm


Math and Science Olympiad held at Roy High School

BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner 
Tiyah Adams smiles as she receives her first-place medal in the fifth-grade Krypto competition at the Math and Science Olympiad at Roy High School on Tuesday. Krypto, a math-based card game, is one of numerous events that students from around Weber School District participate in each year.

Rachel J. Trotter
May 15 2013 - 12:17am

ROY -- Kymberley Peterson carefully cradled her shoebox with the balloon car inside as she listened for the results of the balloon-car derby Tuesday morning.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: May 15 2013 - 12:33am


Roy man with serious heart problems to cycle across the country

Bob Quick, 53, of Roy, rides along Washington Boulevard in Ogden on Thursday to pick up new gear for his upcoming trip across the U.S. Quick has had heart problems the last nine years and wants to make the ride to show those who helped save him that he is living life to the fullest and is not just sitting around. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Rachel J. Trotter
May 12 2013 - 11:37pm

OGDEN -- Bob Quick has always loved riding bikes, and over the years he has amassed a collection of them in his garage. So when he had a massive heart attack in 2004, he wasn't going to let it keep him off his bike.As a matter of fact, it motivated the 53-year-old Roy man to attempt something difficult -- riding his bike from coast to coast."I...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: May 21 2013 - 8:26pm


With students' help, teacher collects a million pop tabs (video)

(KERA WILLIAMS/Standard-Examiner)

Rachel J. Trotter
Apr 23 2012 - 10:35pm

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- T.H. Bell Junior High School science teacher Al Ladeau is always talking about numbers. About 13 years ago, Ladeau -- looking to offer his students some perspective on numbers, specifically large ones -- got the idea of collecting a million things. He chose to collect soda pop tabs. Ladeau recently reached his goal -- his...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 23 2012 - 10:35pm


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