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20 May 2011 (All day)

 

After a brief hiatus while the city finalized the new playground equipment and prepared for the summer events, the city is back on the trail towards a splash pad.  The city proposed a splash pad to residents last year after discussions with a number of residents in the county as well as visits to splash pads in other cities.  Morgan City is making this a community project and planning to primarily fund the construction of the splash pad with donated funds, material, and labor from local businesses and residents.  The city feels confident that they can raise the funds required.

13 May 2011 (All day)

 

Sinclair

By W. Ford Porter

Age 10

 

 

Beep, Beep, Beep! Rex woke up sweating from his now normal nightmare.  His parents and he has been driving down a three lane highway at 10 o’clock at night. His Dad was driving and a drunk driver in a semi swerved towards their car.  Dad swerved a little to the left.  Another truck driver appeared on the left and swerved into their car also.  Dad swerved to the middle lane now. As his Dad slowed, so did the other trucks.  At the same time both drivers swerved to the center smashing the car between the pick up and the semi.  Rex remembered looking up, seeing one gigantic boulder coming down the mountain. As Rex glanced to the semi driver he thought he saw the driver turn to smoke and drift out the window. Looking at the other driver, he too turned to vapor and was gone.  That was the last thing Rex saw before the boulder came crashing down, killing his parents and taking his left leg for life.  The only difference between this dream and the others was this one had happened on year ago in Rex’s real life and it hadn’t stopped since. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

The Latter-day Saint Cherokee Family based in Milton, Utah celebrated their 20th year of organization this last week end.   They started with ninty people coming from all over the United States for the occasion by having a special “all day” experience at the Salt Lake City, Temple, with special speakers from the Temple Presidency, and  doing temple work for their Cherokee ancestors.   Saturday, they met at the Milton, Utah, LDS Ward Chapel for an all day celebration, with several  national speakers and an elaborate Cherokee Feast.   The Latter-day Saint speakers each spoke for one hour on:

13 May 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 1 thru May 7, with a total of 153 calls:

13 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. The program receives support from the Morgan Conservation District, 1st Bank, Diamond D Ranch, J Reverse J Cattle Company, and Morgan County.

13 May 2011 (All day)

onday, May 16  “Annie” will be the play at the Plaza Playhouse.  Group leaving center at 4:45 p.m..  If you would like to join, please call the center at (801) 845-4040.  Mary Kaye Campbell as volunteer driver.

13 May 2011 (All day)

 

Edna Emma Broadhead Russell, 104, peacefully returned to her Father in Heaven on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011.  

She was born June 14, 1906, to Ernest Willard Broadhead and Ellen Gorena Bruun.  Her earliest memories were of growing up in the beautiful Mancos Valley in Colorado.  Her family moved to Salt Lake City while she was in grade school.  Music played a large role in her life and she and her sisters were in high demand as a singing trio throughout the valley.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

 FamilySearch has been regularly releasing new digital collections.  Over the past year FamilySearch has released new record collections nearly each week.  This last week they announced a milestone, more than 600 collections.  FamilySearch released the following information:

5 May 2011 (All day)

 FamilySearch has been regularly releasing new digital collections.  Over the past year FamilySearch has released new record collections nearly each week.  This last week they announced a milestone, more than 600 collections.  FamilySearch released the following information:

5 May 2011 (All day)

he year is 1891, place London, the time is 11:59 P.M.  The streets were empty except for a middle-aged man walking hurriedly down the street.  He stopped at an intersection, straitened his trench coat, took a deep breath and walked forward.  “Did you bring it?” said a deep icy voice from the shadows. “Ye…Yes.” the man stammered, pulling a package from his trench coat.  He set it on the ground, backed away and bowed.  “You have served me faithfully.” The voice said.  And as he said it a hand reached out.

5 May 2011 (All day)

he year is 1891, place London, the time is 11:59 P.M.  The streets were empty except for a middle-aged man walking hurriedly down the street.  He stopped at an intersection, straitened his trench coat, took a deep breath and walked forward.  “Did you bring it?” said a deep icy voice from the shadows. “Ye…Yes.” the man stammered, pulling a package from his trench coat.  He set it on the ground, backed away and bowed.  “You have served me faithfully.” The voice said.  And as he said it a hand reached out.

5 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan – The Utah State Parks Road Trip RV is expected to arrive at East Canyon State Park Thursday, May 12 at approximately 7 p.m. on its history-making tour of all 43 state parks in three days.

5 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan – The Utah State Parks Road Trip RV is expected to arrive at East Canyon State Park Thursday, May 12 at approximately 7 p.m. on its history-making tour of all 43 state parks in three days.

5 May 2011 (All day)

On Saturday, May 14th, Utah’s letter carriers will be doing more than delivering the mail. They will collect food on their routes to feed the hungry in their communities. May 14 is the annual letter carriers food drive across America.

5 May 2011 (All day)

Tuesday, May 10 Group leaving for temple at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 3:00.  Plan on lunch as usual.  Vaughn Larsen will be your volunteer driver and please call Emma Lou Bell to let her know if you are going.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

Tuesday, May 10 Group leaving for temple at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 3:00.  Plan on lunch as usual.  Vaughn Larsen will be your volunteer driver and please call Emma Lou Bell to let her know if you are going.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

It would not be spring in Morgan without the welcoming music of the Morgan Community Choir.  The music be the choir at springtime is a harbinger of the warmth to come and this year was no exception.  Lead by director Lois Manning the choir performed numbers both traditional and contemporary.  Their opening numbers included selections from Rogers and Hammerstein as well as selections celebrating the gifts of God.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

A lively discussion was held at council meeting surrounding proposed actions to mitigate flooding.  After a meeting with County Emergency Manager, Terry Turner, and Weber Basin Water a number of individuals including county council members Kilmer and Kippen and Council Chairman Kelley met with state officials and representatives of the Army Corp. of Engineers to determine next steps.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Utah Sons of the Pioneers hosted the Patriarch of the Europe East Area , Tom Rogers, at their luncheon last week.  Rogers has a BA in international relations from the University of  Utah,  a B.A.  in language and literature from Yale, and a PHD in Russian language and literature from Georgetown University.  He taught as assistant professor of Russian at Harvard, associate Professor of Russian at the U of U, and professor of Russian at BYU.  He also taught at BYU China.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Utah Sons of the Pioneers hosted the Patriarch of the Europe East Area , Tom Rogers, at their luncheon last week.  Rogers has a BA in international relations from the University of  Utah,  a B.A.  in language and literature from Yale, and a PHD in Russian language and literature from Georgetown University.  He taught as assistant professor of Russian at Harvard, associate Professor of Russian at the U of U, and professor of Russian at BYU.  He also taught at BYU China.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Morgan County Library sends a big “Thanks” to a great bunch of “future authors” for sharing their talents with us.  We knew there was talent in our county but we were just amazed at the stories that were entered in our contest for National Library Week.  So we just wanted to mention a few of the awesome kids and the wonderful ideas they shared with us. 

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Snowbasin, Utah.— Snowbasin Resort is holding two Open Houses on May 24th and May 25th, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with a presentation both nights at 5:30pm to allow the public the opportunity to view the proposed master plan for the 8,100 acres located in Morgan County. Tuesday, May 24th will take place in Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin, and Wednesday, May 25th will take place at the Morgan County Council Chambers at 48 West Young Street in Morgan City. Members of the design team and Snowbasin Resort owner and manager representatives will be on hand to answer questions and explain the elements of the master plan.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Friday, April 29

3:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Bear River High School Away

5:30 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Bear River High School Away

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Last Thursday, April 21, northern Utah had some major winds, and the power was out in parts of Morgan County because of it, and a lot of damage throughout six Utah Counties. In the photo above, the Eppards on Morgan Valley Drive had their barn fly into the back  of their home, and they lost a large section of a fence also. They have a wind station and it recorded at 238 miles per hour at 1:25. Then 20 minutes later, a 73 mph gust took out one of their storage sheds.  The tyrotoxism barn weighed over 12,000 pounds. 

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Congratulations to Matt Franich for being elected “Sweetheart” for the month of April.  We appreciate Matt’s smiling face here and his great contribution to the conversations.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Hugh Davis was awarded the “Silver Bowl Award” on April 19, 2011 at the Lieutenant Governor’s Volunteer Recognition and Awards Banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Salt Lake City.  Each award recipient personally received their award from the Lieutenant Governor with a photo session.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Wendy Mudrow Nelson also known (on stage & album) as Lantern Lane has hopped on the bandwagon taking her talents on the road, to share her music and raise funds for our soldiers serving in Iraq.

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

On an annual basis, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers will add one or two names to our beautiful “Early Morgan Pioneer” Monument located at the entrance of the Morgan City Riverside Park.  The Sons of Utah Pioneer Monument Committee will select one or two names to be submitted to appropriate City and County Offices for Final Approval. 

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

“Oh the weather outside is frightful...”  The Morgan Community Choir presents its 12th Annual Spring Concert on Monday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Morgan High School.  Even it if it is snowing!  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Tuesday, April 26 Andrew Jackson will be the topic of discussion with Jay Taggart’s history class at 7 p.m.  It is such a learning experience to be in any of Jay’s classes.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

People all the time say that living in Morgan County is great because of the people that live here.  

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

Monday, April 18 - 55 Alive Class  from 9 a.m. until 1:00.  Participate in this informative class for four hours with Marie Nye as teacher and receive anywhere from a 3% to 7% discount on your automobile insurance for three years.  You will be amazed at how many ways you can improve your driving skills!  If you are a member of AARP cost is $12.00 with card.  Non-members are $14.00.

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

n these troubled times, people are hurting. Individuals and families, who only months ago felt like they were doing okay…today hang on by threads.  Those who were already at risk face even greater hardships, harder choices.

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Monday, April 11 Quilters and anyone else who would like to go can travel to Salt Lake City for shopping at “Wimpole Street”.  Lunch is wherever everyone decides to stop.  Doris Thurgood will be your hostess and volunteer driver.  Please call the center for details.

Wednesday, April 13 - At 12:15 Karyl Chase will be here to talk about Senior Companions and what a vital resource they  and other volunteers are for our communities.  There will also be a few surprises available to our wonderful volunteers.

2 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Tuesday, April 5th - Shopping trip to Ogden immediately after lunch.  Call for reservations.

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

Starting April 1, you can’t hunt prairie dogs on public land in Utah. You can start hunting them again, however, starting June 16.

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

How about getting together to talk about bus service? How about on May 3rd at 1:00 or 5:00 p.m.?

People in Morgan County have been talking about busses for a long time. Not about the cost or the schedule. Not about accessible lifts and door to door pickups. Not even about the lack of bus passes.

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

As a community there our many places we gather and enjoy. Morgan County Library loves being one of those places.  Now it’s time to celebrate the opportunity we have to read, learn and enjoy our wonderful library.  During the month of April we would like to share a few things with our community.  

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

In a move hailed by open government advocates and press organizations statewide the Utah Legislature repealed HB477.  This bill, passed at the close of the previous legislative session,  would have reduced the ability for the public to gain access to government records under the Government Records Access and Management Act.

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

In a letter to current customers Comcast notified those receiving service that they would soon not be available.  The cable provider will be discontinuing services on May 15. 

Comcast has supplied a low cost alternative for customers unable to receive the signal from the county maintained antennae system as well as a full range of premium television service to customers in the county.  

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

Josh Roundy has opened an Edward Jones  branch, to help local people invest their money. 

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

Tuesday, March 29

The Foot Clinic has been changed from our usual 4th Tuesday to March 29th instead.  If you already have appointments, you will receive a call from the center; however, if you need to make an appointment, call 801-845-4040.

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

As the season is about to change from winter to spring each year, newspapers from across the state meet in Saint George for the Utah Press Association’s Winter Convention.  This last weekend, March 18-19, the annual event was held and marked the association’s 117 annual convention.  As always, The Morgan County News was there to represent Morgan’s hometown newspaper.  

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

Morgan City has removed the old playground equipment at Riverside Park in preparation for new equipment to be installed.  The new equipment includes play areas designed for five to twelve year olds and a separate area designed for younger children.  The equipment also includes a kinetic area to help children become more fit.  The equipment above is what will be installed for the five to twelve.  The kinetic play area is to the left.  The city has asked that those using the park during construction stay off the equipment that is marked “Keep Off”  until the constriction is complete.  

23 Mar 2011 (All day)

Often, the best lessons in life come during the most difficult moments.  It’s an ironic twist to your torment.  However, just because there’s a lesson to be learned doesn’t lessen the fact that it really did hurt you, break you, embarrass you, scare you, or scar you.  Whether a million other people have experienced similar pains and perils, made the same mistakes, or tripped and fell at the same spots you did, doesn’t matter.  Don’t ever let anyone generalize, or belittle your battles because they are yours and the pain is personal.   Of course your true lessons should go deeper than any obvious commitments to just make better choices.  Beyond your choice to choose more wisely, you should also feel a new strength of purpose within yourself.  You’ve faced your fears, or maybe you’re still facing them, but that’s what makes you better for your battles; you are still pressing forward.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – After careful deliberation, base officials have decided not to host an open house and air show this year. It has been deferred until 2012. Team Hill looks forward to hosting a great community event next year.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

Monday, March 21  “Oklahoma” will be the production at the Plaza Playhouse.  Season ticket holders be ready to leave at 4:45 p.m. for dinner then the play.  Let the center know if you would like to attend with this group.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

  A few days before Christmas last year, Peterson Creek flooded in Peterson and we reported on it. We showed a photo of John Rock next to the creek and the damage the flooding caused. 

11 Mar 2011 (All day)

In documents by The Morgan County News obtained through  a Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA) request  from the investigation into the actions of Garth Day, the former Morgan County Council Administrator, additional details of the actions of Day were revealed.