Sometimes there are exceptional people living in our community that we are not even aware of. One young woman, McGinn Morgan is one such person. McGinn (yes, that is her first name) was born a hydrocephalic. She has shunts that relieve the pressure of water building up around her brain.
McGinn is 31 years old and has lived independently for eleven years.
It’s been 11 years since Sept. 11, 2001, and America has faced down enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan and stayed on offense in other pockets of the globe where terrorist organizations have attempted to regenerate. The post-Sept. 11 world is still a dangerous place, but thanks to the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. military in combat action over the past decade, America is safer today and better prepared to face the global terrorist threat of the 21st century.
The Barona Band of Mission Indians held their 42nd Pow Wow this past weekend, from Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2. Hundreds gathered to commemorate and renew their heritage by immersing themselves in the old ways. Powwow Princess Karina Okuniewicz was present, and the special contests included: Men’s Fancy Dance, and Hand Drum Contest. There was also gourd dancing, followed by The Grand Entry.
Esther Lawson, born in Nebraska on September 13, 1912, celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday afternoon with friends and fellow residents at Creekside Meadows Senior Apartments on Arnold Way in Alpine.
McDonald’s biggest fan, Jenson Shoah was the very first customer served at the new Alpine McDonalds, when they opened for business on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The line outside the door was growing every minute with customers who wanted to experience Alpine history when the doors opened for this iconic restaurant.
Alpine’s David Lee grabbin’ the gold at the Olympics
Tue October 02, 2012 03:31am
Alpine’s David Lee is shining bright as he is part of the U.S. men’s volleyball team that is now 2-0 in Group B after Tuesday’s win over Germany!
David Lee attended Joan MacQueen Middle School, and is remembered as a basketball player, standing now at 6 foot 8 and 231 pounds. He graduated from Granite Hills High School in 2000.