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4 Feb 2011 (All day)

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 23 thru January 29, with a total of 144 calls:

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

Two Cub Scout troops visited The Morgan County News last Tuesday. If your group would like to visit the Paper call managing editor Doug Johnston at (801) 829-3451 or email him at        doug@morgannewspaper.com

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

Last week the focus was on help available from Family History Consultants.  These volunteers who work in family history centers and individually with patrons searching for ancestors are one of the best resources available for those engaging in family history.  There are a number of resources available to these volunteers to help them in their assignments.  Many of these resources are also available to anyone who would like to learn more and offer assistance to others.

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

fter much debate and many meetings with the council the land use agreement with the Gardner Cottonwoods Water Company was approved in the council meeting on Tuesday night with all in favor except Chairman Kelley.  This item has been before the council repeatedly with the council asking for approval from the county engineer and other staff that the agreement would provide sufficient protections for the county and not give substantial liability to tax payers.  The water company had met with staff and had received a favorable recommendation.

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

The Utah Legislature is considering a bill that would require emissions testing in Morgan.  Utah House Bill number 96, if adopted, would require counties “with a geographic boundary that is adjacent to a county required under federal law to utilize a motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program or in which an emissions inspection and maintenance program is necessary to attain any national ambient air quality standard shall comply with the provisions of this section[requiring emissions testing]”.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 16 thru January 22, with a total of 114 calls:

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 MORGAN- Even as marginally improving numbers celebrate the nation’s emergence from economic eclipse, many local Utah officials say they’re still struggling to escape its shadows.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

Get ready for a fantastic night of free entertainment. Tops in Blue, the premier entertainment showcase of the U. S. Air Force will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Weber State University’s Browning Center.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

r more than 170 years, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been involved in doing family history work.  In 1894 the Church organized the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) to help individuals discover their ancestors.  The GSU at one time had members like any other society, but slowly changed into a non-profit organization without members which was sponsored by the Church to help individuals around the world find their ancestors.  As the Internet arrived and the Church began offering services online, the GSU began using the website FamilySearch.org.  This then slowly took hold until the organization was renamed last year to FamilySearch.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

1st Tuesday of each month the van will depart from the Morgan Senior Center at 1:30 to travel to Ogden for shopping.  There is always time for a few snacks as well.  Plan on joining the group and get items that may not be available here in Morgan.  Reservations at (801) 845-4040.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

Need help in preparing your 2010 Income Tax Return? Once again, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is available here in Morgan County free of charge for those who qualify.  The program is designed to help low-to-moderate income households (generally $49,000 or less).  

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

PHOENIX - - The Internal Revenue Service opened its 21st season of electronic filing today with a reminder to taxpayers that e-file remains the best way to get fast refunds and ensure accurate tax returns, particularly following several tax law changes in December.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

An exciting offering of concerts and performances on Temple Square will take place during the months of January and February with a wide array of musical events.  Concerts will be held in the Tabernacle, and the Assembly Hall, with BYU Winterfest performances in the Conference Center Theater. For convenience sake, specific performing groups and dates for BYU Winterfest are grouped together in this notice.  Each event is open to ages eight and older, unless otherwise indicated. 

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

A rousing pep rally was held Friday, January 16 at Morgan High School for the purpose of arousing the student’s interest for the game.  The cheer leaders were dressed as cowboys for part of the yells and for the others they  represented “Morgan’s Good Peas.”  The rally stimulated the students as shown by their enthusiastic cheering at the game.

Last Friday evening about ten thirty, when en route from Salt Lake City by automobile, J.H. Roberts, manager for the Weber Coal Company of this city had a most harassing experience.  At the mouth of Parley’s Canyon two men stepped in front of his car brandishing a revolver and flashlight.  With the increasing number of holdups and robberies all over the country it was naturally Mr. Roberts first thought that it was a holdup and he stepped on the gas in an effort to get away.  The holdups shot once as the car sped past and then jumped into their close awaiting automobile to give chase.  Mr. Roberts soon discovered it was hopeless and dangerous to try and escape by running away from them on the slippery roads so he came to a halt   near the Mountain Dell reservoir.  Much was his surprise when the supposed bandits turned out to be merely deputy sheriffs who were on the lookout for four of the convicts who had that day escaped from the Salt Lake City Jail. 

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Tykonis Club met for their January meeting on the 12th.   It must have been a busy month, few attended, but a great time was still had.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

December 17, 2010 - Today, John Barber announced that Barber Brothers Ford would join Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America).

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

FamilySearch had a bloggers call this last week and there were some interesting highlights.  The pace of digitization is steadily increasing.  Last year FamilySearch added more than 4 million images to their collection.  This year the number will increase substantially.  FamilySearch has yet to hit the rate at which they will ultimately reach in producing digital images and other records.  They are still projecting to have their collection fully digitized within the next eight years.  This goal now seems possible.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

Browning has been a significant part of Morgan County since they relocated their headquarters here in 1964.  Many individuals do not know, however, the significance of the contributions of John M. Browning to Utah and United States History.  The Utah legislature is recognizing his significant contributions by designating Jan 24, 2011 as John M. Browning Day.  

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

2011 is a centennial year in Morgan.  It is the 100th anniversary of the fair.  The fair board is hard at work making plans for a celebration to mark this momentous anniversary.

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

I am writing this at the request of my 96 yr. old mother, Vera Carter.  (She wrote for the paper for many years)

She read the article from Sid Creager about his leaving the Council, he cited one line of the ‘School Song’.

It brought back many memories of her days attending Morgan High and also teaching there.  

It is her request that you print the whole song.  “Maybe there are others that would enjoy ‘remembering’.

Thanks for your consideration.      

Lila Hardy,

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

When I was growing up I often heard my father comment, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  I have seen the truth of this countless times in life.  The many garage sales, and the success of them, attest to the accuracy of the statement.  My son was laughing when he came home from a friend’s house a couple of months ago.  He said, “Dad, my friend’s mom came home with deformed candles from a garage sale.  People will buy anything.”

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

1931

The Morgan Lions Club met. Dale Pingree of the Pingree Anderson Milling Company and R. R. Dorland, superintendent of the Union Portland Cement company plant at Devil’s Slide, were special guests.

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Utah Stake Relief Society invites all women, ages 16 and older, to attend a retreat on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Stake Center.  “Reaching Out” is the theme for the retreat.  Sunday dress will be the attire. 

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7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

We are only a few weeks away from a brand new conference sponsored by FamilySearch, Ancestry, and the New England Historical Genealogical Society. The conference is called RootsTech and for those who enjoy genealogy and technology it will be a conference not to miss.  It will be held February 10-12 at the Salt Palace. 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 26 thru January 1, with a total of 133 calls:
Animal Complaint: (2) Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Porterville, Stoddard;
Medical: (3) Morgan City;

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

A new year and new old issues of The Morgan County News are opened and ready for another year of looking back at the happenings of Morgan County over the years.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Recently Morgan High FFA members Shawn Francis, Katie Spends, Brain Chappell, Christina Anderson, and Miss Haslam all got the chance to go to Indianapolis, Indiana to compete in the FFA Dairy Foods contest. 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Chapter contests for Morgan’s FFA took place December 16, 2010.  The contests that were involved were Creed, Job Interview, and Extemporaneous. 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Sub for Santa is a fundraiser that Morgan High School puts on every year.  All the money earned from Sub for Santa went to 21 families in the county.  
Sub for Santa took place December 1 – December 21.  In order to get all the cans the FFA members would go around in the mornings during first hour and collect money and cans.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

It’s been a full “first year” for Morgan Empowered, our community organization consisting of volunteers who decided a year ago to organize and work together to “…coordinate family and community resources to empower youth to become responsible and upright adults.”  Combating the plague of drug abuse in our community was the initial catalyst for drawing Morgan County leaders together representing parents, schools, law enforcement, religious organizations, and city, county, and government agencies.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

It’s been a full “first year” for Morgan Empowered, our community organization consisting of volunteers who decided a year ago to organize and work together to “…coordinate family and community resources to empower youth to become responsible and upright adults.”  Combating the plague of drug abuse in our community was the initial catalyst for drawing Morgan County leaders together representing parents, schools, law enforcement, religious organizations, and city, county, and government agencies.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

It’s been a full “first year” for Morgan Empowered, our community organization consisting of volunteers who decided a year ago to organize and work together to “…coordinate family and community resources to empower youth to become responsible and upright adults.”  Combating the plague of drug abuse in our community was the initial catalyst for drawing Morgan County leaders together representing parents, schools, law enforcement, religious organizations, and city, county, and government agencies.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

COLUMBIA, MO — Communities served by community newspapers continue to demonstrate heavy reliance upon their local papers for news and information. Seventy-three percent say they read a local newspaper at least once a week.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The number one story for Morgan County in 2010 was Garth Day.  It seemed that the council administrator position brought controversy with him from the beginning.  First, the position of council administrator, and then the person filling the position became controversial.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The November election is story number two.  2010 will likely be a pivotal year for politics in Morgan County.  Four of the seven seats on the council were up for election.  A fifth seat changed due to the resignation of Rodney Haslam.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

As this is the last issue of The Morgan County News for 2010, I would like to give some thoughts from me as a person and me as the managing editor and then a few thoughts about 2011.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Those who are regular readers will know that I work for FamilySearch.  In my role there I have responsibility for Patron Services.  My team provides help for individuals around the world to find their ancestors and use FamilySearch software.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

In the Morgan City council meeting on Tuesday the council passed an ordinance banning “synthetic cannabinoids.”  The substance has been given the street name of “spice”.  This follows similar bans by other cities like Ogden and Layton.  The Morgan ordinance is patterned after the Layton Ordinance.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 19 thru December 25, with a total of 96 calls:

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Story Number three is Ken Adams as Superintendant.  Adams has long been a part of Morgan life.  He has contributed time energy and results to the education of Morgan’s Children.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Story number four is the sheriff’s office.  2010 saw many events in the sheriff’s office.  The year began with two candidates for Sheriff.  Neil Porter and Blaine Breshears.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Story Five - About a Street to Come Alive

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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A marriage license was issued Tuesday in Salt Lake City, to Harold Hutchins Francis of this city and Miss Vesta Elaine Snell of Provo.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

By Doug Johnston
managing editor

I’ve had the opportunity to interview Morgan High School Volleyball Coach, Liz Wiscombe many times before, so as I sat down on Wednesday to interview her about the volleyball team’s recent win of the 3A state championship, it seemed like old times.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

At the end of 2009 the county completed the Fairgrounds Parkway and the new bridge that was a part of the project.  2010 saw a verbal battle with the developer, Morgan Valley Partners, to receive payment for the developers portion of the project.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

In June Morgan Elementary Principle Laraine Whitear died of cancer.  Speaking of Whitear, Superintendant Ken Adams said, “Laraine was one of the kindest human beings I have ever been privileged to associate with.