At last week's Kenai City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Gabriel declared Aug. 16 to be Dick Morgan Day in the city, in honor of the long-time Kenai businessman and city father who died Aug. 13.
Morgan came to Kenai in 1952, working at the Wildwood Air Force station before founding Morgan Steel, building the Kenai Golf Course and becoming publisher of the Peninsula Clarion.
Richard Irving Morgan was born in Longmont, Colorado. He was 89. His ashes will join those of his wife, Shirley, and eldest son, Donnie, atop Mount Redoubt.