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29 Oct 2010 - 06:00

29 Oct 2010 - 06:00

This last week I had the opportunity to speak about family history centers. Family history centers are a part of my responsibilities at FamilySearch.
Over the past several years FamilySearch has been articulating a strategy to bring all possible records online. This began in earnest last year and is accelerating. Many millions of names and images will be posted this year and the pace is accelerating.

29 Oct 2010 - 06:00

1930
Mrs. Eliza Anne Hayes and her husband died within 45 hours of each other.  First Eliza died from a bloody nose, that lasted less than five minutes and was in good health prior to the nose bleed; Her husband Alfred Hayes, who had been in poor health for many years, passed away 45 hours later.

29 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 17 thru October 23, with a total of 144 calls:

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Cottonwood area of Mountain Green.
Malan was sited for driving under the influence (DUI), leaving the scene of an injury accident, unsafe lane travel, expired registration, carrying a concealed weapon while intoxicated, and open container.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Hillarie Waller took her first bull after drawing a out a tag in the Hardscabble area. She hunted for three days with her dad and brothers before filling her tag. They had seen a large bull on the first day, but it moved over the ridge before she could get into a position for a shot. On the third day she was hunting in the same area. She came across a large group of elk in a stand of pines. She took aim and bagged this huge elk.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Monday, October 18 the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter held its monthly meeting and luncheon. At the beginning of the school year a contest was initiated with Gwen Romero and her 8th grade English Class to write an essay on My Favorite Ancestor. Over 100 essays were submitted.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Courtney Jensen will compete tonight, Friday, October 22 against 40 other contestants for the title of Miss Utah USA. She holds the title of Miss West Jordan, where she works as a hair stylist and attends Salt Lake Community College.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Chess Club will be held at the Morgan County Library every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m., beginning on Wednesday, November 3.  Anyone interested is asked to register at the library or by calling (801) 829-3481 so that enough game boards will be available.  The library is  excited about offering this new program to their patrons and the community.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

The flu shot clinic was a great success here at the senior center.  If you didn’t make it for your immunization, there are still clinics available or check with your doctor’s office.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

I will return to the topic of land records soon, but this week I have been involved with a few of the individuals who author some of the most read blogs in the genealogical community.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Valerie Kelley is the owner whose name appears on one of the community’s long time and well-known businesses in Morgan City...   The small-town quaintness and invitingly cheerful store sits front and center on State Street greeting all those who enter Morgan City after exiting Interstate 84. 

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 10 thru October 16, with a total of 128 calls:

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

The annual entries from the Art Two fall art students, at the middle school, were set out and parents and teachers made the yearly selection of ten winning entries to be sent to Japan for the International Children’s Art Exhibit.  This is the fifteenth year of the children’s exhibit and Morgan Middle school has been involved for the last seven years.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

More than 60 years ago, in 1948, Reva Beck Bosone became the first woman elected to the United States Congress from Utah.

15 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Sunday morning, October 10, Morgan deputy Nikkole Malan was off duty and, according to Sheriff Gene Ercanbrack , was in a car accident on Old Highway Road near the Cottonwood area of Mountain Green.

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15 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Valerie Kelley’s colorful and fragrant presence is well known in Morgan.  No, she’s not a farmer but she definitely makes an art out of using plants, flowers, and other things grown in nature to make a living and provide a positive service to her community. 

15 Oct 2010 - 06:00

The Sons of the Utah Pioneers have placed a monument at the Riverside Park in Morgan that honors the early pioneers of Morgan County. Additonal names will be added to the nonument in the future. The dedication will take place on Monday, October 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the park. The public is invited to attend.

15 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Ancestry.com is the leading commercial genealogy company worldwide. With more than 6 billion records including the full set of census records for both the United States and the United Kingdom as well as one of the best sets of immigration records worldwide they set the standard by which all other companies are measured.

15 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Me?  Yes you!  It all starts with ME!   That is the theme of Morgan Empowered...”It all starts with ME!”

15 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Teen Read Week 2010, Oct. 17-23, a time to encourage area teens to read for the fun of it.
Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstore’s across the country will be celebrating this year’s theme, Books with Beat @ your library®, which encourages teens to read a variety of materials, including poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more.

15 Oct 2010 - 06:00

On Thursday, October 7  the annual Morgan County 4-H Achievement Night was held, hosted by Utah State University Extension in the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.
Local 4-Hers were recognized for their accomplishments in 4-H livestock, the 4-H horse program, 4-H portfolios and record books, 1st year 4-H membership, 10-year 4-H membership, TRY Team participation, and other awards.

15 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 3 thru October 9, with a total of 141 calls:

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Kyle Heywood met his future bride, Klydi Brower, at Utah State University. He learned that she was from Morgan and that he had gone to school with her older brother. After a short courtship he decided that Klydi was the person he wanted to spend his life with. He decided to propose to her in a unique way .

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Scouts from the Team and Troop 576, sponsored by the Highlands Ward, Morgan North Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recently held their Court of Honor at the Bowery in Mtn. Green. 

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 26 thru October 2, with a total of 136 calls:

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

The United States began as a relationship between the colonies that later became states.  In the beginning, this relationship was one of a loose confederation primarily to fight the war of Independence.  Once the Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation, the entity we now know as the United States came into existence.  Even with this change the states retained much of their authority and responsibility.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00
The Escalante-Dominguez Expedition of 1776

Two hundred and thirty four years ago this week, in the same year the Declaration of Independence was signed, a group of Spanish explorers entered present-day Utah Valley. Led by two Franciscan friars named Silvestre Velez de Escalante and Francisco Dominguez, the expedition was launched to find a northern path from New Mexico to one of Spain's newest colonies, California.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

This last week I visited the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum in Morgan.  If you have not been there, it is worth a visit.  It is next to the log cabin across the street from Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn and Stephs.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

At the Giant Pumpkin Weigh off at Thanksgiving point on Saturday September 25, Mountain Green resident Matt McConkie broke the state record with a massive pumpkin weighing in at 1,169 pounds. 

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Thanks to all of you who made our Ice Cream Social with Bob Peterson such a success.  What a wonderful evening in the Riverside Park!  Everyone appreciates Bob's outstanding voice and his talent for making us all laugh and enjoy a great evening of entertainment.  Our biggest" thanks"  to he and Rozann for giving their time and talents to all the seniors who attended.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

In the heart of Morgan City is a historical treasure.  The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers operate a Museum filled with Morgan’s history. 

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Frank Snow moved to Morgan in 1982 and graduated from Morgan High School in 1988.  After graduation he entered the military and was deployed to Iraq as a part of operation Iraqi Freedom.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 19 thru September 25, with a total of 135 calls:

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

It’s been a few weeks since the Morgan County Fair and the fair board has had some time to decompress and get reacquainted with their families.  With all the work that goes into delivering the fair you would think that they would take time off to rest and relax, but the fair board is already in the thick of planning for next year.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 12 thru September 18, with a total of 152 calls:

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Over the past several years FamilySearch has been adding to the resources available to answer questions online.  I find that many individuals who use the FamilySearch sites are unaware of the help resources available.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Saturday is the last day to enjoy the Farmers’ Market.  The Farmers’ Market is located between Steph’s Drive Inn and Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Why did the US Congress have a problem in 1850? And why did the solution lead to the creation, 160 years ago this month, of a place called Utah?

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00
Waterfowl hunt starts Oct. 2

Don’t let the first two weeks of the duck hunt fool you -- plenty of ducks will wing their way through Utah’s marshes this season.
Despite good water conditions, the number of ducks that nested on marshes near the Great Salt Lake last spring was down 30 percent from 2009.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

LOGAN, UT - Answer by: Taun Beddes, Utah State University Cooperative Extension horticulturist, Cache County
Fall is in the air, and the leaves are beginning to change color. This time of year also brings the many tasks associated with putting the vegetable garden, landscape beds and lawn to bed for the year. Consider these tips.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them? The Utah Safety Council and the Buckle Up For Love program are celebrating National Child Passenger Safety Week September 19-25 this year by making sure all parents and caregivers are buckling themselves and their children safely and properly.

17 Sep 2010 - 06:00

At the last Morgan Empowered meeting, Lanelle Butterfield (right) was elected as the new Chair for the coming 2010-2011 year

17 Sep 2010 - 06:00

This column was a blog post last August while I was not working for The Morgan County News
“I think he must hate me.” I had this thought often when I saw, heard mention of, or thought about one subscriber to the newspaper I was running.

17 Sep 2010 - 06:00

 The Morgan Utah Stake will hold its semi-annual stake conference on Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19, 2010.

17 Sep 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan Tykonis met Wednesday Sept 8th for their annual opening social. The social was held at the home of Natalie Reese, this years president.

17 Sep 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Single Adults ages 31+ held their first PicNic and PowWow in the Park on Sept. 7th.
The Ball is now Rolling for Morgan LDS Single Adults! It was a nice turnout for our first event. We got lots of good feedback and input for what we want to see in the Morgan Valley for our Single Adults 31+.

17 Sep 2010 - 06:00

As more people have begun using Macs (Apple’s personal computer) over the past few years I have often been asked if I could recommend a record manager for the Mac.  I have consistently replied that there are no good record managers for the Mac and that I run one of the Windows record managers in Parallels on my Mac.  Today I will change my reply.