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17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

The Miss Morgan Queen Contest was held Thursday, June 9th @ Graceland Equestrian Center.  There were some excellent candidates competing for the title and many spectators showing support.  In the end, the following were crowned: Queen – Kacie Chappell, 1st Attendant – Sam Peterson, 2nd Attendant – Olivia Anderson (from left to right)!  Every contestant walked away with over $200 in prizes! This contest would not have been a success without the following sponsors: Graceland Equestrian Center, IFA on 12th street, Morgan County Newspaper, Connie Nance, Karen’s Kreations, Risin Star Farm (Katrina Pearce), Andi B’s Jewelry, Staci Andrews Schlack, Diane Dickson, Ron’s Fix It Shop (Gwen Robison) & Kristin Kariger. This contest was put on by Danell Sorensen & Nancy Ford.  We would like to thank the community for their support and all the girls for their hard work and dedication.  They will represent Morgan County proudly for 2011. 

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

On Friday June 10 two pilots met together, on a beautiful sunny day at the Morgan Airport, to fulfill a dream for both.  WWII pilot, veteran, and long time resident of Morgan, Don Anderton was met by a young pilot from Bountiful named Shawn Socha. 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Even with all the flooding, regular service projects, and with a danger from a equine herpes, the preparation for Morgala Days continues and is anticipated by the Morgan Lions Club.  Morgala Days is the most significant fund raiser for the Lions club who provides service throughout the year to the county. 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Salt Lake City, May 25, 2011 – Utah residents who donate blood with the American Red Cross in June will be eligible to enter a drawing to win Stadium of Fire tickets and dinner in an Orem restaurant.

 JaLae Thompson, donor recruitment manager for the Red Cross in Utah, explained: “Collecting blood is challenging during the summer,” she said, “especially around the holidays.  People are busy vacationing and celebrating and forget that there is a constant need for blood in Utah’s hospitals.”

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Due to popular demand and a 100 inch base, for the 1st time ever Snowbasin Resort will be re-opening for weekends beginning June 11th and will remain open for as long as snow conditions allow.  Skiers and Riders will be able to upload and download on Needles Gondola to access multiple intermediate runs off of Middle Bowl Triple from 8 am to 2 pm.  Snowbasin’s General Manager said, “Maintenance scheduled for Needles Gondola has been recently completed which will allow access to the Middle Bowl Triple. Cool temperatures and a significant amount of late season snow has kept our base over 100 inches deep at mid-mountain so it only seems natural for Snowbasin to re-open on weekends.” 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

SALT LAKE CITY—June 6, 2011: Goldenwest Credit Union was named the winner in the credit union category for the 2011 Utah Best of State Award. This is the fourth consecutive year Goldenwest has been honored with the medal in the credit union category. The Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in a vast array of industry sectors including business, entertainment, education, hospitality, retail, technology, and sports. More than 200 specific category winners have been acknowledged in this program that is dedicated to recognizing and promoting outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Utah.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

The cooler weather a little rain over the past week has held off what might have been a much more serious flooding problem than the county is currently facing, but that is little consolation to county residents whose homes and farms are flooded.  All along Lost Creek there is flooding.  The Croydon Bridge is completely underwater. There is substantial flooding at the golf course.  There have also been mud slides in some areas of the county and roads buckling that will need repair once the flooding season is complete.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded over 2 tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad!

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Probably one of the best resources for knowing about your family, and often the least used, is your living family.  Family members don’t always have all of the genealogical information about ancestors, but what they know can help to validate or disprove theories.  Information from family members can also add color and life to ancestors and give a personal connection that, if recorded and shared, can help reveal ancestors as real individuals with real lives.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Probably one of the best resources for knowing about your family, and often the least used, is your living family.  Family members don’t always have all of the genealogical information about ancestors, but what they know can help to validate or disprove theories.  Information from family members can also add color and life to ancestors and give a personal connection that, if recorded and shared, can help reveal ancestors as real individuals with real lives.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Austin Cloninger receives congratulations and a certificate of appreciation from Lions Club President George Francis.  Austin organized a collection for used eyeglasses, by building and maintaining donation boxes at various business establishments, for his Eagle Scout Project.

These eyeglasses are shipped to disadvantaged people throughout the world by the Lions International Sight For Life Program. Austin is the son of Dr. John Cloninger and Cindy Cloninger.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Water has continued to rise at the Croydon bridge.  The water is now flowing completely over the bridge and has spread nearly to the freeway entrance.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Middle school gym had a special visitor this last Monday. Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz came to meet up with his fans, have a fun time, and teach a little about basketball and himsel

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

It was a beautiful, sunny day at the airport as the day began with a pancake breakfast.  The theme was World War II.  There were vehicles and displays of aircraft on hand with many interesting items for both children and adults.  There was also anticipation in the air for the guests who would soon arrive.  Once breakfast was complete there was a flag ceremony conducted by the American Legion.

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

“We had over 100 people come. I thought was quite an impressive turnout,” stated artist and gallery owner, Amy Everhart. The Grand Opening of the Rocky Mountain Fine Art Gallery on May 20th received a favorable response by art lovers and curiosity seekers. “To the best of my knowledge, this is the first established art gallery in Morgan County,” said Morgan County Historian, Linda Smith.

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

Morgan’s newest business,  Bingham’s Custom Meats, is aptly named.  At each turn, owner Nathan Bingham talks about the custom service provided by his business.  Whether it is their custom crafted Boneless Baby Back Ribs, that are pre-seasoned and ready for the grill, or his bacon wrapped Kabobs he is ready to provide product tailored to his customers needs.  Bingham’s ready smile is the first clue to his passion for his business and his love of serving customers.

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

Morgan Conservation District distributed 107 bags to kids eager to fill them up with 40 lbs of dyer’s woad in exchange for a $10.00 bounty! 

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Madison Bohman

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

For Memorial Day I went on a visit to cemeteries in Morgan with one of my sons and my dad.  It was a good trip.  We visited the graves of my grandparents and great grandparents in the Enterprise Cemetery and then visited the graves of ancestors from another branch of my mother’s family in the Milton Pioneer Cemetery.  I like Memorial Day.  I enjoy the day of remembrance when we think about those who have gone before and honor those who gave their lives for us.

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

The rising water flooded over the top of the Croydon bridge and the road leading to the bridge from the freeway exit.  The county has closed the road until the water recedes.  Lost Creek Reservoir is very near flowing over the spillway so the situation is likely to become worse over the coming weeks.

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

Veterans were honored at a ceremony hosted by the American Legion Post 67 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6154.  There were services held at each of the cemeteries in Morgan with a final ceremony at the courthouse.  

27 May 2011 (All day)

The public is invited to attend a short program held at the Enterprise Cemetery   May 30, 2011 at 2: pm.  A historical marker will be placed at the grave site of Amelia Mitchell Croft.  Historic Site Researcher for the LDS History Library in Salt Lake City, Emily Utt, will be the guest speaker.  She will give a short talk prior to the dedication of the marker

27 May 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Valley Marathon is now just 9 weeks away!! Believe it or not there is still time to prepare and train for a race and springtime is the perfect time to run and enjoy the warmer weather. Just make your goal, stay positive and get going!! Registration is still open for the marathon, half marathon and 5k.  We are offering Morgan Valley residents a family discount pass for the 5k race. (this discount is not available on line) You can pick up registration forms at Jubilee, Ace, Pocket Change or the Library. Take advantage of this great deal and involve the whole family in the 5k fun run! The Morgan County Fair is hosting a pre-race pasta dinner the night before the races which can be included in the family discount pass. There will be an expo on Friday and Saturday which will be as much fun for the kids as for the adults! The fun and excitement of Morgan’s first marathon is not solely for the runners. This is a time for everyone to enjoy!  There is much help needed to make this event a success. If you are unable to run but still want to be part of the fun…be a volunteer!  This is a great service opportunity for school and church groups also!  For more information on volunteering- Please contact Tara Low at 801-829-4560 or visit the marathon website at morganvalleymarathon.com and sign up to be a volunteer. There are many ways to become involved in this exciting event. Even if it is just coming to the finish line to support the runners! If you’ve never had the opportunity to be at the finish line of a marathon, make an effort  to come and cheer for the runners of the 1st Morgan Valley Marathon. You will not be disappointed and may just be inspired to start running and training for a marathon yourself!

27 May 2011 (All day)

 

It was held on the first week in September when farm crops had time to mature.  There was a large area on the Southwest end of the exhibit building to display farm crop exhibits.  Entries were mostly cabbage, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, wheat, and other garden vegetables for farmers and gardeners.  

27 May 2011 (All day)

On March 4, 2011, Stoddard Ward Troop 246 held an Eagle Court of Honor for the following individuals:  Ned McFarlane, son of Joe and Britt McFarlane, Ethan Porter son of Brian and Janine Porter, Wade Schmid son of Mark and Cheryl Schmid, Travis Searle son of Ken and Jill Searle, and Hunter Willis son of Chad and Jen Willis.  

27 May 2011 (All day)

Lately it seems that each time I attend a conference or read through what’s happening in family history I come across articles about digital data.  I suppose it is inevitable that there should be so much focus on thi topic with all that is happening online these days.  

27 May 2011 (All day)

 

Rashelle Whitear Stephens, daughter of Bevan and Joni Whitear was recently awarded the “Rookie of the Year” Award for her excellence in photography.

Rashelle is a member of the Intermountain Professional Photographers Association (IPPA).   In order to receive “Rookie of the Year” a photographer must obtain the highest overall score among first time competing photographers.

27 May 2011 (All day)

Go to virtually any community event, turn around, and there will be Jerry Pierce.  Pierce volunteers his services for nearly every event in the county.  Last year Pierce volunteered at the Fair, Relay for Life, the Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas on Commercial Street, and six Juvinile Diabetes events.  Pierce has also been a volunteer EMT for the last fourteen years.  “I was surprised by the honor.  I love what I do.  I love being able to give to the community,” said Pierce.

27 May 2011 (All day)

Flooding challenges continue in the county as record rainfall adds to already fully saturated ground.  Rainfall across the state are at record levels  and flooding is occurring all along the course of the Weber River.  

20 May 2011 (All day)

The flooding situation has been holding steady although the continuous rain will create additional problems in the days ahead.  The current problems are the bridge in Croydon near the Holcim Cement Plant that keeps flooding over the road. The county is keeping it under control by removing debris that is getting stuck in the bridge. 

20 May 2011 (All day)

As preparations are being finalized for the annual Relay for Life event, the children of our community are leading the way as they participate in activities to raise funds for the fight against cancer.

20 May 2011 (All day)

Last week was the National Genealogical Society  Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.  One of the speakers reviewed the history of the Hunley.  The Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship.  Unfortunately, her crew also died.  It was a confederate ship.  It was one of the first ships to use a screw propeller instead of a paddle wheel and it was powered by a crew that manually turned a crankshaft to drive the propeller.

20 May 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Airport is planning a fly-in at the airport for June 4.  The event will have displays of World War II vehicles including Jeeps, motorcycles, and airplanes.   It is a chance for residents to see the aircraft of World War II up close.

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)

Last month FamilySearch announced that there are now more than 140 genealogical online training courses on FamilySearch.org.  I have written somewhat about these, in the past, but thought given the large increase in courses that it was worth another mention.

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.