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Morgan Valley Memories from the Week of September 10

Article Date: 
10 September, 2010 - 06:00

2000
The Trojans travelled to Kamas this past Friday to take on the South Summit Wildcats as well as the weather.  Lightening suspended play for a short while, and when play resumed the Trojans held on to a narrow 14-7 victory.
Steve Hopkins resigns from council post – A full council was in attendance when Councilman Steve Hopkin presented a letter of resignation.  Hopkin’s reasons for resigning: he no longer feels like he is doing the job he set out to do.
1995
A familiar figure walking up and down Commercial Street for 45 years, whistling a happy tune and saying a friendly hello to everyone he encountered, will be missed by Morgan residents.  John Richard Martineau, M.D. died Sunday Sept 10, 1995 at his home.  
A tiny voice of excitement rose and drifted across the Round Valley Golf Course.  Someone made a ‘Hole in One” back there, a participant said.  Steve Jaques, a local golfer, accomplished the feat on hole #11 and also won a Bahamas Cruise for two.
1990
Former Morgan School Superintendant Jay B. Taggart has been named State Superintendant of Public Schools by the State Board of Education.
Harold Briskey congratulated Seth Earl Dawson at about 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.  Both Democrats, running for the Sheriff’s position had waited anxiously through the evening for the results in the Primary Election.
1985
Ray Little Joins the CIA – Computers in Agriculture, that is.  Little recently attended a CIA seminar held at Coalville.  Other training sessions like this one are being help across the U.S. The purpose of the seminars, conducted by Agri-Education, Inc. of Stratfoed, Iowa is to familiarize agricultural instructors with several key agricultural software packages.
Josephine Clark names Woman of Achievement – The Morgan Business and Professional Women met on Sept 4th to honor Clark.  Clark operates a large dairy herd with a big acreage to support it.  She also works with 4-H and adult home economics education, edits a monthly newsletter for homemakers and writes articles for The Morgan County News.
1950
Approximately 800 voters went to the polls in Morgan County Tuesday in the nominating primary election, with slightly more than 700 voting the Democratic ticket.
1945
Aboard the USS Nevada in the Pacific Bud L. Creager, yeoman, second class, USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Creager, RFD, Morgan, celebrated the surrender of Japan aboard this famous American battleship.
The Morgan Lions Club is sponsoring a house to house canvas of Morgan City in behalf of the Utah State Board of Health and Morgan City Council to determine the feasibility of trying to plan for a sewer system in Morgan City as a post war project.
1940
The Morgan Girl’s softball team, suffering from a 10 to 11 defeat handed to them by the Bamboo Team of Ogden, unleashed a barrage of hits to defeat Kamas All-stars 17 to 4 at the Summit County Fair Thursday.  Betty Phillips will be kept warm this winter by winning a ton of coal for hitting the one and only home run of the game.
A cloudburst mid way between Henefer and Echo Sunday afternoon blocked the highway for about a mile and a half with mud and rocks.  First covering the highway then the railroad tracks with debris.  
1935
The roller skating season at Como Springs closed Monday evening with a carnival frolic skaters dressed in aprons and overalls, enjoyed the merriment of throwing confetti and making hilarious noises with whistles and other types of noise makers.  The skating rink has been managed by Leo Heiner and J. W. Earle has been floor manager.
Morgan defeated Devil’s Slide 3 to 2 in the final baseball game, at the county fair, to win a $50.00 cash prize from the fair board.
1930
A peculiar accident occurred near Echo Tuesday.  As train No. 101 was nearing that place the engine struck a large dog which attempted to cross the track.  A few yards from the track a number of Japanese section men were working and the remains of the dog were hurled against one of the men, striking him in the stomach, from the effect of which he died a few hours later.
In the work of straightening and widening the highway between Morgan and Devil’s Slide this week workmen removed another ancient landmark from this locality when a pine tree, which was marked by the surveyors of the original Union Pacific railroad as being exactly 1000 miles from Omaha, was uprooted and taken from the right of way.