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11 Apr 2014 (All day)

UDOT plans Mountain Green interchange study

11 Apr 2014 (All day)

Bailey Jean Dayton has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Utah pageant to be held July 12, at the beautiful J.W. Marriot Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

11 Apr 2014 (All day)

Debbie Trussell never knew what an impact one little conversation last fall would have on her life as well as the lives of many others. 

11 Apr 2014 (All day)

After four years in office and just three months into his second term, Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert somewhat abruptly resigned his position.

4 Apr 2014 (All day)

When I purchased the newspaper about four and a half years ago I did not understand the genealogical value of community papers. Unlike the large daily newspapers that are struggling to stay alive, community newspapers are, in general, doing well. They provide content that can be found nowhere else. There is very little content online or being written, other than in social media, about the events at a local level. This is the staple of community newspaper content.

4 Apr 2014 (All day)

Snowbasin Resort’s second annual Totally 80s Weekend, April 12 – 13, will include an exciting addition this year: an 80s Splash-Down Throw-Down Pond Skim. This hilarious event will be fun for spectators and participants alike. The entire weekend will be jam-packed with free 80s themed fun and entertainment for the whole family.

4 Apr 2014 (All day)

It seems that every week there is a story about the generosity of people in Morgan County.  This week Mountain Green Elementary was home to such an event.

4 Apr 2014 (All day)

Earlier this week one of Morgan’s oldest homes was torn down. Built in 1869, the home was originally inhabited by the Samuel and Esther Francis family.  

4 Apr 2014 (All day)

Brooklynd Preator, 21, left her hometown of Henefer on her way to work as a teller at the Morgan Goldenwest Credit Union branch.  She had been working there since August, and called a coworker to tell her she would be late to work the morning of March 28 because she had been involved in an icy accident on Interstate 84 near Taggart’s.  

28 Mar 2014 (All day)

What did our great great great grandparents care about?  In many ways this was the focus of the talk by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at RootsTech.  

28 Mar 2014 (All day)

You can help conserve wildlife in Utah and make this fall’s pheasant hunt better by adopting pheasant chicks, raising the birds and then releasing them into the wild.

28 Mar 2014 (All day)

Veterans of the Vietnam Era, here is your homecoming.  Saturday, March 29, 2014, has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day. The United States was a different place back in the 60s and 70s.  The nation was tired and disgruntled about a war so far away.  It became very unpopular with the American people.  

28 Mar 2014 (All day)

The Morgan Company of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers are volunteering to pay the $30 entrance fee for any local young women interested in participating in The Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant held April 10 to 12.

28 Mar 2014 (All day)

 
It’s go time. Lagoon Amusement Park will be open weekends beginning Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m. (weather and other factors permitting). 

28 Mar 2014 (All day)

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers honored the annual winners of the Pioneer Essay Contest at their March 24 monthly meeting. First place went to Peter Christensen, son of Clint and Teri Christensen; second place went to Heather McMillan, daughter of Scott and Cyndi McMillan; third place went to Dillon Petty, son of William and Kelli Petty.  Each of the participants received a cash prize.

28 Mar 2014 (All day)

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to view the Morgan County Historical Society website, you might want to take a look.  The site now includes the video, “Welcome to Peterson.”  The video/slide show is approximately 15 minutes in length.  It gives a brief history of the early settlement, the four schools, stores and hotel that were located in the community.  Although it is not a complete history of the area, it presents some interesting facts and background information.

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

This last week I was part of the beta test for LDS Member access to MyHeritage, FindMyPast, and Ancestry.  I set up free accounts.  It was easy to do and the access to more experiences and records is great.  Just after I set up the accounts I received a welcome email from MyHeritage.  It was a nice email and invited me to do a few things on the site.  I went back to the site and added a little more information to my tree.  I liked the ease of adding information on MyHeritage and thought that their process of adding me as a new customer was good.  Today, however, the real fun began.

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Last week the Morgan Lions Club hosted their always-popular annual basketball tournament.  Lions Club President DeOrr Peterson thanked everyone who helped to make this year’s basketball tournament a fun and exciting event.  

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Morgan City has made a stride forward in coordinating community events.  This move involved hiring a new event coordinator to work with the city council in not only making sure that big events are successful, but assisting in day-to-day operations as well.

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

There is a growing awareness for the need of foster families in society now days.  This extends not only to children, but animals as well.

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Saturday, March 29, 2014 has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day.  The local Posts of the VFW and American Legion would like to invite all vets and partners who served during this era to an open house from 5-6 p.m. at the Veterans Room in the Morgan County Court House.  Come and join us for refreshments and remembrance of your service.  This activity is for all who served during this “Era,” one did not have to serve in Vietnam, all who served during that time are veterans no matter whether you served at home or abroad.  Contact Milan Mecham at 801-829-3565 or Dick Slate at 801-829-6224.

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

The kick off for Project Linus started March 3 and will conclude May . Project Linus accepts donated new, handmade, washable blankets for military fallen soldiers as well as seriously ill and/or traumatized children, ages 0 to 18.  In previous years we were only able to accept blankets for children, but we are now expanding to teens, adults and families of fallen soldiers. 

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Each year husbands ask their wives what they would like for Christmas, and most men would take it as a joke if their wife told them a zebra.  However Bryan Becker knew his wife, Karen, wasn’t like most women when she asked for a zebra seven years ago.  So he bought a zebra at—where else—Zebras R Us.  

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Wednesday, March 19, North Summit Fire and EMS Crews were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire at 1770 S. Henefer Road. 

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

Compiling your first and second generations assists you in building skills and understanding the tools and document types that are helpful in building a correct family history.

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

The annual Morgan Lions basketball tournament will be held Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, at the Morgan Middle School gym.  

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

The Morgan High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter is partnering with hit country artist Collin Raye and multiple businesses from the community to provide the necessary help to a local boy and his family. 

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County News joined with newspapers throughout the state at the Utah Press Association’s winter convention to claim three prizes in the annual Better Newspaper Contest.

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

Several years ago I made trip to the Family History Library.  I was just beginning to do family history research and I had my laptop with PAF installed and all the information that I had been given by my mother and grandmother.  My grandmother had spent her entire life researching.  She had done much herself (I have about twenty family history books with stories and photos she created) and had hired professional researchers as well.

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

“Many friends” discussed “many lands” at the Morgan County Library’s family fun night Feb. 24.

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

Representative Patrice Arent was inspired by Luke Parker—a student at Upland Terrace Elementary who regularly waves a sign at adults in idling cars during school pick up—to launch a campaign where the scripts are flipped and students educate adults on idling. His ingenuity in creating a way to remind people to play their part in preventing pollution reminded her that students often speak with the clearest voices, especially in issues where adults are sometimes forgetful.

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

In an effort to provide guests with real-time information related to lift and trail status, weather conditions, current resort information, the ability to track runs, vertical feet skied at the resort, speed and more, Snowbasin Resort introduced a free mobile app this week that is available for both iPhone and Android smartphone users.

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”  –Plato

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

Morgan County Librarian Valerie Hancock hopes to get the community better acquainted with other countries through the theme “Many Lands, Many Friends” for Monday’s family fun night.

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

With the current economic climate, there has been a boom in the buying and selling of pre-owned items on facebook and classified pages.  The new Traders Apparel store on Commercial Street facilitates this same concept in retail form.  

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

On Feb. 17, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, held its monthly meeting.  Clyde J. Williams, formerly a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and current assistant managing director of the LDS Church Correlation Evaluation Department, was the invited guest speaker.

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

Weber State University’s 18th annual Storytelling Festival will take place Feb. 24-26. Each year the award-winning festival invites the public to enjoy the performances of national, local and student storytellers.

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

You have heard of public art, but have you seen public artists in action? Next week, Thursday, Feb. 27, you may see artists with easels all around town. The group, called the Plein Air Painters of Utah, paints together once a month and this month they will be inspired by the beautiful Morgan valley scenery. 

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

Wednesday evening Morgan High School band students, parents and community members were treated to a special performance from the Ogden Buddhist Taiko drum group.

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

After you have gathered and compiled your first generation you begin to recognize tools and documents that will assist you as you begin work on the second generation.

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

Typically, gasoline prices move upward early in the year. This year motorists nationwide are enjoying relative steady prices and, in Utah’s case, seeing some relief at the pumps.

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

To chase away the winter blues, Get your mind to think of color hues.

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national program offering free federal and state income tax preparation for individuals and families with annual incomes of $52,000 or less.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

RootsTech started out with a bang.  The conference will have more than 30,000 attendees with more than 4,000 youth attending on Saturday.  The conference will also be broadcasting to more than 600 locations worldwide.  These locations will hold local family history conferences in conjunction with RootsTech.  It is expected that the total number of individuals that will participate in RootsTech, either directly or through one of the local conferences, will be nearly 150,000.  That makes RootsTech the largest family history conference in the world, and it is right in our back yard.  If you have time on Saturday to head down to the Salt Palace it will be worth the trip.  On Saturday, Neil L Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will be speaking along with Elder Foster and Elder Packer of the Seventy. Studio C will be performing and John Bytheway will be speaking.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

The American Red Cross needs blood and platelet donors to help restock the blood supply this February. Severe winter weather throughout January across much of the country forced the cancellation of about 770 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in more than 25,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. 

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

If three words could be used to characterize Greg and Debi Smith, they would be busy, music and service. They have spent a lifetime dedicated to both music and service.  

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

Often when we hear of allergies we think of fall sniffles and watery eyes. While those may be an annoyance for many, one type of allergy less commonly talked about, and less understood, is that of food allergies. 

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Many people who become involved in family history research look at what other people have already completed on their common lines and then begin research where the first blank appears. There is a reason that Grandma or Aunt Clara stopped where they did. It was hard research!

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Approximatly 150 community members learned a bit more about the businesses in our county on Saturday, Jan. 25.