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5 Jul 2013 (All day)

One of the oldest relics of Morgan history hangs in the Milton Park, standing as a symbol of history, freedom and the community.  

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

As Washington Heights volunteers finished up their week-long service at her home, Angela Hubble reminisces while reading through a journal kept to remind her of her experiences. Each of the workers has added a few words of their love as she has penned her own words of gratitude. 

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

Although Dave Fletcher took over as Holcim Devils Slide plant manager May 8, he is no stranger to the company or area.

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

As the tragic news of the Tornado that recently hit Oklahoma spread across the nation, hearts were wrenched.  A desire to help those affected has touched the hearts of the children of the Morgan Utah Stake.  

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

The parking lot of the new Family Dollar has been full for the last couple weeks as employees prepared for their Independence Day opening.  

30 Jun 2013 - 17:34
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In the entertainment venue, summer hits have been largely centered around superheroes.  Locally, we have our own superheroes—those who volunteer countless hours and dollars to serve their community.
Cries of sadness could be heard all over town from the lack of Independence Day festivities.  Becky Shaw heard that call and came to the rescue.  In a single bound she picked up the heavy torch and took on the daunting task of planning an entire Fourth of July celebration in just a few weeks. 
Thankfully, many people stepped up and volunteered to be her sidekicks.  You may have seen someone running around town handing out parade flyers or throwing together last-minute floats.  If you see them without their capes, please assist them with this crazy undertaking.  If you would like to enter a float in the parade, there is still time!

30 Jun 2013 - 17:34

As you made your way through Morgan City this week, one couldn’t help but notice all the red shirts around town.
Every year, the Washington Heights Church picks a community to serve.  The church has several mission programs overseas that members participate in, but members who couldn’t afford to travel across the globe wanted to affect change in their local communities. 
This desire to serve and “share God’s love” sparked the original “Serve Ogden” efforts.  Last year “Serve Ogden” became “Serve Bountiful,” and this year “Serve Morgan” was born.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

Riverside Park was full of children, laughter, games and Bible stories during the Party in the Park last week presented by Morgan Grace Fellowship.

26 Jun 2013 - 10:57

Almost half of the registered voters in Morgan County turned out to the polls Tuesday night to defeat the proposed Morgan County School District voted local levy. 
About 30 people gathered at the county offices late Tuesday night to view the results: 64.41 percent (1,600 votes) against, 35.59 percent (884 votes) for.  Of 5,495 registered voters, 45 percent visited the polls (2,485 voters).
Voter turnout was highest in the Croydon District, where 66 percent of registered voters cast their votes strictly by absentee ballot.  Compared to the other six voting districts, the Croydon District also had the highest percentage (80.7 percent) of voters voting against the levy.
Voter turnout was lowest in the Mountain Green District at 38.8 percent. 
The district with the highest percentage voting for the levy was North Morgan, where 43 percent cast ballots supporting the levy. 
Official results will be unveiled at the July 9 canvas, where absentee and provisional ballots will be included in the final tally.  As of Tuesday, 137 absentee ballots were still out.  To be included in the July 9 canvas, the absentee ballots must be postmarked by June 24 or earlier. 

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

In March, Aspen MacArthur and Krista Sorensen and their families traveled to St. George, Utah, to compete in the Dixie at the Spectacular Clogging Competition.  Krista won first place in advanced and Aspen won state champion in the Jr. Pro division.  Both girls competed in a cappella, which is judged solely on sound.  

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Summer is in full swing and for many Morgan youth that means working on 4H projects.  Now is the time to start planning and preparing items to be entered in the Morgan County Fair.   

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

About 10.5 miles from the Morgan exit on Highway 84, and driving south past Porterville stands The Tifie Ranch in Morgan, Utah.  The ranch, which is a family operation, is among the 50 things to do in Morgan County. 

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Many young boys have a dream of being a cowboy. A small group of college students decided to bring this dream to life. Several young men from Texas determined to ride all the way from Mexico to Canada, and rode through Morgan earlier this week. 

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Many people flock to Morgan County for its abundance of recreational opportunities. Activities such as boating, fishing, rafting, hiking, snowmobiling, hunting, bike riding and more are readily enjoyed throughout the county. Whether it is a family outing, a weekend camping with friends, or a solo retreat, residents and visitors alike are able to make great memories and find pure enjoyment. 

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

“Is anyone here a redneck?” questioned the announcer at the United Truck Pulls on Saturday, June 15. This would seem to be a redundant question to outsiders, but those inside the sport know that there is more to truck pulls than that.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

With 2,085 lakes in Utah and more than 89,000 miles of streams and rivers, water is an essential natural resource in the state that must be preserved and protected.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

15          Wasatch Mountain State Park – MidwayHuber Grove Tour: Tour the historic Huber Grove at 10 a.m., and 3 p.m., and learn about the history of this charming site. 435-654-1791

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

All the incumbents up for re-election on the Morgan City Council filed to continue holding their seats.  With a total of four seats up for grabs, two incumbents will run unopposed.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

All the incumbents up for re-election on the Morgan City Council filed to continue holding their seats.  With a total of four seats up for grabs, two incumbents will run unopposed.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

I met Katelyn Braithwaite in September 2012 at the library, where she had two collection boxes.  One was for school supplies and the other for children’s books. Impressed with her ambition and curious about the results of her efforts, I needed to find out what would drive such a young girl to do such big things.  I discovered that great examples and determination played a major role in her accomplishments.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Utah’s official fire season begins and the open burning season officially ends each year on May 31. Fire danger will increase rapidly as warmer and drier weather develops. So far, tests are showing that despite the rainy spring, moisture levels in grassy fuels are below average. So far this spring, several debris burns have blown out of control, escaped and become wildfires burning private and public land. As of June 1, open burning is prohibited without a permit.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

So many veterans feel confused about benefits and the services they have earned. There is so much to know, and there are so many changes from one year to the next. 

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Marie McQuiddy Daley Softball Tournament is held in honor of our courageous mother, daughter, relative and friend.  Please come cheer on teams and enjoy the day with us.  The tournament will take place this Saturday, June 15 at the Wilkinson Rec Plex.  For more information contact Audrey Peterson or Tara Hammer.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County Library has started signups for families and individuals to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  The library encourages everyone to participate from babes in arms to 100-year-olds and even beyond, the library staff laughed as they realized there really are library patrons older than this.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

SFC Daniel Merz Glick is retiring from the United States Army after 20 years of active duty service.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Friday, June 7, Milton residents had an unexpected guest: an American black bear.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Ragnar Relay Series and its original Ragnar Wasatch Back event is expected to bring some 17,500 runners, 1,500 teams and record crowds to the region for its first three-day, two-race event in the company’s history.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

On Saturday, June 1 4-H and FFA members from around the county and surrounding areas gathered at the Morgan County Fairgrounds for the June Livestock Show. Students from grades 3 to 12 presented show steers and lambs to be judged in market and showmanship classes. In the market classes, the animals were put into groups based on their weight and were judged on their build and the quality of the animal. In the showmanship classes, students were divided by grade into senior, intermediate and junior showmanship groups. The students were then judged on their knowledge and ability to handle their animal and their animal’s appearance and behavior. 

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Larry Shepherd, a community outreach director with the U.S. Senate and a representative with Sen. Mike Lee’s office, visited Morgan May 30 and hopes to make other visits in the near future.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

TSgt Darrin Sather, on active duty with the USAF, recently returned from South Korea to his home in Mtn. Green.  He not only received an emotional and heartwarming welcome from his wife Eleanor and their children Jackson, Alli and Julian but our local Boy Scouts from Troop 576 under Scout Master Carl Hipwell posted about 70 American flags on their street and driveway. Darrin and his son Jackson later participated in the Scouts Court of Honor and Darrin was our guest speaker.  Welcome Home Darrin!

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting on May 19 with 45  members in attendance.  

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Snowbasin Resort will be kicking off its summer season this coming Father’s Day weekend. Starting June 15, Snowbasin will be open for operations on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.  

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Fire officials are issuing a strong caution as warmer weather arrives. Several field clearing and debris burns in Morgan, Summit, Salt Lake, Uintah, San Juan and Grand counties have escaped, requiring action by fire fighters. Fire managers say these fires were all preventable and they recommend taking some simple precautions to safely and successfully burn.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Five- to 8-year-olds had the chance to pledge their heads, hearts, hands and health to themselves and others on May 28-29 at the first annual Cloverbud 4-H Camp.  4-H has been an important organization in Morgan County for over 100 years and now younger kids have the opportunity to be involved.  The group met at the Morgan County Courthouse for their activities during this day camp that lasted two days.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Familiar faces were seen all around at this year’s Morgan Academy of Dance recital.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Sauce on your face is no disgrace at The Rib Shack, a restaurant with successful runs in both South Ogden and Syracuse that is set to open this summer in Morgan.  The establishment specializes in ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket with all the fixings.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

After 32 years of service Morgan’s favorite delivery guy, Brent Rose, has retired.  Rose made his last delivery on May 31, 2013.  

31 May 2013 (All day)

Unit 576 conducted their father and son overnight campout and scout court of honor in the small amphitheater and park recently established behind their church building next to the Mountain Green cemetery.

31 May 2013 (All day)

Every year the residents of Morgan County look forward to the quilt auction at the county fair.  In order for this auction to be a success, donations are needed.

31 May 2013 (All day)

On May 4, 2013, a 4-H/FFA workshop was held for anyone who has a livestock project this year.  The day began with instruction on livestock judging presented by Dane Ercanbrack.  

31 May 2013 (All day)

Casey Wheeler grew up in Morgan where he gained many friends.  Those friends as well as others he and his family have gained have rallied to support him during a battle with cancer. 

31 May 2013 (All day)

For the second year in a row, Utah State University Extension 4-H will continue to implement “Making the Future” programs for youth in Utah through a $25,000 grant from Cognizant, a global leader in business and technology services.

31 May 2013 (All day)

“It’s wonderful to have this (food drop). It helps so many people,” said one of the food drop volunteers.

31 May 2013 (All day)

On Saturday, May 18, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board sponsored the third annual Veteran’s Recognition Day at the Morgan County Airport.

24 May 2013 (All day)

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

24 May 2013 (All day)

In light of the events in Boston, Isaac Clark collected used running shoes for the less fortunate to earn his Cub Scout World Conservation Award.  

24 May 2013 (All day)

The Morgan Beta Literary Club held their last meeting at the Morgan Senior Center.

24 May 2013 (All day)

After being inactive for several years, Morgan County Friends of the Library is once again functioning in our community.  

24 May 2013 (All day)

A little over six months ago David and Michelle were anxiously fundraising for their young son, Austin, to receive cochlear implants.  Morgan was plastered with the battle cry “Audible Ears for Austin.”  Neighbors, friends and strangers joined in the effort to raise money for the costly surgery.