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Morgan Valley Memories for the Week of August 13

Article Date: 
13 August, 2010 - 06:00

2000
A Richville fire claims 40 acres.
A very young Ernie Durrant was one of the men to accept the 1999 Safety Commendation Award for Holnam’s (now Holcim) cement plant.

1995
The Morgan County News moved into their new office located across from Parkside Lanes. (Now the Devil’s Slide Credit Union)
Morgan High football coach Mike Grajek is getting ready for the football season.
Ty and Marion Little celebrated their Golden Anniversary.
The 1990 Fair Royalty are attendants Tiffany Anderton, Kathy Jones, Laura Turner and Queen was Sharla West.

1985
Gary Neil Spens, 11 years old Morgan County boy died after an explosion near the Cedar Fort Airport after what is reported that he picked up a launch grenade.
The 1985 Morgan County Fair Royalty was First Attendant Sandy Poll, Second Attendant and Miss Congeniality Danise Nichols and Queen was Shelly Van Tassell.
Sue Ann Jenkins, daughter of Larry and Sherolyn Jenkins, won the national championship in the Beginning Miss Majorette of America Strutting Championship (Baton Twirling. (Editors Note: She later became a Utah Jazz Dancer.

1950
North Morgan wins 6-1 From Richville was the headline in sports. Mark Spendlove allowed only 3 hits Monday night as North Morgan won Richvillle. Led by Francis Porter, Ken Tucker and Roy Maxwell, North Morgan lashed out eight safeties, six off Carl Rich and 2 off Ray Wiscombe, who came in for relief duty.
Mr. and Mrs. Hyrum Winters of Devil’s Slide received word Sunday that they have a new grandson born to Mr. and Mrs. Bud Nelson in Cedar City. This makes three children for the Nelsons, all boys.

1945
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Giles received word that their son Bert, of the Sea bees has been transferred to the San Bernardino hospital for special treatment. He hasn’t been well since the attack of meningitis he had earlier in the year.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Peterson, Mrs. Errol Eddington and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bell enjoyed an outdoor picnic Wednesday evening. (Editors note: And we thought we don’t have a lot of news some weeks.)

1940
The South Morgan Birthday Club entertained Friday evening in honor of the birthday anniversaries of Mrs. Uella Rich and Mrs. Mary Welch.  The birthday  committee consisted of Mrs. Mac Rawl, Mrs. Flancie E. White and Mrs. Fannie Francis. Those present were the guests of honor, Mrs. Jannette Durrant, Mrs. Emeline Fry, Mrs. Veran Durrant, Mrs. Rosetta Waldron, Mrs. Jessie Francis, Mrs. Walter Larson, Mrs. Ada Brimley and the committee.

1935
George Jacobs has opened his new auto repair shop in the Con Wagon Company building and respectfully solicits your patronage. George is a finished mechanic and has had long years experience in the automobile repair business and his prices are the lowest consistent with first class work. Give him a trial.
A marriage license was issued in Ogden Wednesday to George Adekbert Schurz of Ogden and Lottie Welch of Morgan.
Miss Irene Carrigan of Ogden has returned to her home to spend the remainder of the summer months with her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Carrigan. She had as her guests Sunday and Monday Mr. Mickey Layne,  manager and trainer of Truman Harvey, middleweight intermountain champion.

1930
     Highway traffic between Morgan and Ogden remains open but the traffic between Ogden and Salt Lake City is closed owing to the several could bursts during the past week.  It is stated that the highway will be opened between the two cities Friday.
The county commissioners have signed up with the state for the oiling of the new constructed highway from Morgan to the first rock point. The company doing the surfacing of the new highway are making rapid headway and expect to have this contract completed to the fourth and last narrow rock cut in about ten days.  The Utah construction company now have the widening of this particular cut about half completed and that they will have the new road {all} completed within the allotted time…