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17 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Morgan Empowered is sponsoring the upcoming Parent Awareness event, “Safety on Cell Phones and the Internet”, which will be held at the Morgan High School auditorium on Tuesday, September 28th, beginning at 6:30 pm.

10 Sep 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan Utah Stake will hold its semi-annual stake conference on Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19, 2010.  The meetings will originate from the Morgan Utah Stake Center at 355 North 700 East, Morgan, and will be broadcast live to the Rock Chapel (10 W Young Street, Morgan) and the Porterville Chapel (2700 S Morgan Valley Drive, Porterville), as listed below.  Speakers will come from the stake presidency and the membership of the stake.  Visitors are welcome.

10 Sep 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 29 thru September 4, with a total of 189 calls:
Assistance: (3) Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Como Springs, East Canyon, Milton, Peterson;
Court Shuttle: (2)Morgan City;
Civil Papers: Littleton, Morgan City, (2) Mtn Green, Porterville, Stoddard;

10 Sep 2010 - 06:00

2000
The Trojans travelled to Kamas this past Friday to take on the South Summit Wildcats as well as the weather.  Lightening suspended play for a short while, and when play resumed the Trojans held on to a narrow 14-7 victory.

10 Sep 2010 - 06:00

I had not previously used Legacy Family Tree and my impressions from the beginning were very positive.  The screens are clean, uncluttered, easy to understand, and easy to navigate.  There is a free product and a premium version for $29.95.  As with most of these products, the premium version is worth the small additional investment.

10 Sep 2010 - 06:00

Summer has flown by once again this year!  It's hard to believe we are already planning fall activities:
The office will be closed for Labor Day on September 6.

September 9:  BINGO will be sponsored by AAMCO Medical with Amy Clark calling the shots.  There will be plenty of prizes for everyone, so please feel free to join the group.  Lunch will be served at noon and the games will begin immediately after.

10 Sep 2010 - 06:00

Harli Rees is the tiniest pageant winner in town. At one year old she has already won twelve trophies, four crowns, two banners and a plaque. Her titles include three queen titles, Mini Queen, Prettiest Eyes, Prettiest Hair, Best Attire, Most Photogenic, and Personality Plus. She is the daughter of Tucker and Misha Rees, and grand-daughter of Stan and Sue Rees and Bonnie Smith of Las Vegas.

10 Sep 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan Fire Department would like to thank everyone  for their support with this year’s Muscular Dystrophy Assosiation (MDA) Drive. The fire department collected $2576.70.  This will all go to MDA for kids local.
We would especially like to thank those in the community that donated $ 100 or more for this drive.  We have given those few a special MDA Tee Shirt for their support. We would like to thank Morgan Jubilee , Nebco Service and 7 Eleven  for letting us use their locations with our MDA Drive. Also we would like to thank Morgan Fire Fighters that gave of their time to help collect for this year’s MDA Drive.

3 Sep 2010 - 06:00

1930
Dedication services for the new Ward Chapel at Milton were held Sunday at 2 p.m.  President Heber J. Grant was a special guest.

3 Sep 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 22 thru August 28, with a total of 192 calls:

3 Sep 2010 - 06:00

Rebecca Miner, Student Writer for The Morgan County News, started her first week at Utah State University last Monday.

27 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Starting September 2nd, Morgan County Library will be changing its after-school story hour time.  Because of the new early release day for our elementary schools we will be moving our afternoon storyhour to 2:30 on Thursdays

27 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Last week I attended the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ annual conference in Knoxville Tennessee.  The Federation of Genealogical Societies is an organization made up of genealogical societies (wow, redundant).

20 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Photo -  Back Row: Tom Rogers, Allen Rust, Ward Winchester, Al Morgan, Phil Castel, Mark Wilkinson, Tony Hassel, Robert Poll, Frank Bohman, Fred Bohman, Gene Ercanbrack, Vaughn Carter, Bud Olson, Keith Carrigan, George Hopkins, Bruce Widdison, Wayne Carter, Eddie Morgan Dean Duncan, (Missing Bruce Giles)
Middle Row:  Carolyn  (Porter) Morgan, Linda (Jensen) Roberts, Ann (Carrigan) Miller, Stephanie (Hopkins) Nance, Marsha Ann (Turner) Martin, Connie (Clark), Shannon (Reed) Croft, Mary Beth (Bates) Edwards, Arlene (Head) Taylor, Judy (Olsen) Barker, Sue (Allen) Brooks
Front Row:  Sheila (Redden) Wilkinson, Maria (Chard) Neville, Joan (Simmons) Mortensen, Karel Mae (Butters) Dickson, Nell (Thurston) Nickerson, Cleo Mortensen) Stuart, Happy (Hulet) Fry

Contributed by
Happy (Hap) Hulet Fry

On August 6 and 7 of 2010. Our High School years started when we were in the 7th Grade 1955 through the 12th Grade 1960. So the committee started looking for all class mates from the time we started our High School Years.

20 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Family Tree Maker is a record manager from Ancestry.com.  Ancestry has been steadily enhancing this product for many years.  It has always been a strong product, but has grown to be one of the best record managers in the marketplace.  The cost of the software is $39.95, making it a little more expensive than most.  Ancestry is about to ship a new version of the software.

20 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Kelie Babcock, Morgan High graduate and current Miss Wheelchair Utah won an award at the Miss Wheelchair America Pageant last week. See Page 11 to read about it. 

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

2000
A Richville fire claims 40 acres.
A very young Ernie Durrant was one of the men to accept the 1999 Safety Commendation Award for Holnam’s (now Holcim) cement plant.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

It was a week of fun filled events and competition at the Morgan County Fair.  Activities steadily increased throughout the week to a crescendo on Friday and Saturday.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

   If you are a long time PAF user (Personal Ancestral File, the free record manager available from FamilySearch) and want to continue using PAF, but also take advantage of the features of new FamilySearch, consider FamilyInsight.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00
Horse Races Down Popular Street and Baseball Games on the Public Square

The Morgan County Fair is promoted as “The Biggest Little Fair in Utah.”  After watching only a fraction of the work that was done by Fair Board members while in the newspaper office, it is certainly possible that they actually do just as much work as those in charge of the bigger fairs in the state.  

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

One week ago, August 5 and 6, was the Morgan County Fair annual rodeo.  Scheduled were the traditional competitions such as barrel racing, calf roping, and bronco busting.  
The crowds were there to support and cheer them on as well.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Is the hot weather getting you down?  Are you looking for a way to cool off?  The Morgan City Council is working on a project to come to your rescue.  
The city has been exploring an upgrade and renovation to Riverside Park.  The city would like to replace the playground equipment, add sidewalks, and renovate the bathrooms.  The city is also exploring adding a splash pad.

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

1930
Mrs. James Taggart of Lewiston, Utah and Mrs. Henry Taggart of Salt Lake City visited here a short time Sunday at the homes of their cousins Mr. Bert Dickson and Mrs. Geo Hansen. They were at Como Saturday for the Taggart reunion.

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

     Over the next few weeks I will provide a review of Record Managers. I will begin with RootsMagic.  RootsMagic has two products.  They have a free product called RootsMagic Essential and a more full featured product that sells for $29.95.  In my experience the $29.95 is well worth the cost.

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

     The Morgan County Fair Royalty contest was held Monday morning August 2nd 2010. Young ladies from around the county competed for the chance to win one of the royalty positions. The girls are divided into groups according to age/grade in school. They began with personal interviews with the judges, then on to present a short speech, modeling, and answering impromptu questions. The contest then moved to the Morgan County Fairgrounds where they competed in the horsemanship portion. The winners were announced at the Junior Rodeo that night. 

30 Jul 2010 - 06:00

The past few years have seen many entrants providing software for family history. The new FamilySearch pedigree software has added significantly to this mix for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

30 Jul 2010 - 06:00

There are several things that I remember about visiting my Grandma Frances when I was young; Grandma was petite, standing only about 4’6” short and living alone in her spacious farmhouse.  She was small but very active and just a bit feisty if one chose to disagree with her or tease her about something. 

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

2005
Residents throughout the county gathered at Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green to join in the festivities celebrating the arrival of pioneers to Utah. The celebration has become an annual tradition and includes activities for the whole family.
Kenneth Thomas Adams, 90 of Porterville, passed away on July 27, 2005.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

I love baseball! Like many boys, I was signed up for my little league team when I was seven. Ever since then, I have played either baseball or softball. Yes, when I became an old geezer, I had to change to softball.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

FamilySearch, a nonprofit sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has family history centers dotting the globe.  There are more than 4,500 family history centers in more than eighty countries around the world.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

In my 40+ years of growing up and being a resident in the State of Utah, I’ve had the opportunity to be taught in many Utah History classes and in many LDS Church History classes.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Last week I focused on resources that are not available online.  Unfortunately, this still represents the majority of family history records.  This week I will  focus on the main sites where you can find online records.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

2005
 The Morgan High Class of 1943 met on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the Daughters of the Utah Pioneer building. They had a dinner, and talked of old times. Of the Class of 1943, there were 13 members of the class at the reunion.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Some of you know that this is almost the anniversary of my mom’s death two years ago  and those that do probably know that I am a complete and total Momma’s Boy! What can I say, she loved me! She took good care of me and I hope that I took good care of her when she needed me.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

If the community of Mountain Green had a theme song, it would probably be the one where in the cartoon, “Madagascar”, when the lemur sings “I like to move it, move it… physically fit, physically fit, physically, physically, physically fit.” Upon hearing the catchy tune, and seeing the sweet moves, one can’t help but to move it too. And that is just what the organizers of Saturday’s Tour de Mtn. Green were hoping to accomplish by strutting their own stuff; getting others to get up and move it too. 

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan County Fair is a 99 year old tradition of the community, and the nearly century old tradition grows and improves with each annual event.  
However, before Morgan had its own fair, the residents of the county joined with the residents of Davis, Weber and Box Elder Counties.  These counties, of the Intermountain Fair Association, met and displayed their exhibits in Ogden City.

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

In nine years of being a publisher of weekly newspapers, I only went on one vacation. On that week, I went to great lengths to make sure that a friend, a very reliable friend, would make sure the paper was completed and sent to the printer by the deadline.  I went over with him each step in the process over and over until I felt satisfied he understood everything.  He, however, was ready to forsake any and all forms of the written or published word whatsoever. 

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

1990
*Nataya Giles wins first place in the second annual 25th Street Kids fair and Baby Contest.
*Rod Winn became the years champion chess player with Dawson Winchester as runner up.  The championship game was played at the end of year graduation party.

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Julie Miller, a genealogist with whom I have worked over the past few years writes a column for The Broomfield Enterprise.  She recently wrote and article which started me thinking.  Her article focused on the fact that while the Internet is a great resource, not everything can be found online.

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Since my husband, Don, and I purchased The Morgan County News, we have published 32 newspapers, and it’s definitely been a lot of work. When that deadline is coming for the newspaper to go to the printer, it feels like… Do you ever have that dream where you’re running as hard as you can from something and you just can’t get away?

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Saturday morning welcomed runners with blue skies and beautiful weather. The event ran from Riverside Park on a scenic course, taking in views of the Morgan Valley, to running along the river trail. This year's event was again a successful fundraiser for the Morgan High School Cross Country Team with nearly 160 athletes competing.

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

It was a large crowd that gathered to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 3. Everything planned came together perfectly, along with the cooler summer weather, to make for a great day of celebration. 

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

It’s been three decades since my teenage years and I still have very vivid memories of my life growing up in the early 80s.  Of course, it was memorable when I got my driver’s license at 16.  It felt like a small step into the world of being an adult.  I was excited and “ready to roll,”  but it is difficult to “roll” when you don’t even have wheels, let alone the car and engine to go with them.

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

    The 2nd Annual Miss Morgan Queen Contest was held Thursday, June 10 at Graceland Equestrian Center in Morgan.     
    There were five excellent candidates competing for the title and many spectators showing support.  In the end the following were crowned: Queen – Kami Call, 1st Attendant – Danielle Robison, 2nd Attendant – Sam Peterson, Miss Congeniality – Kacie Chappell, and Horsemanship went to Dani Hammer! 

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

     The traditional honor of leading Morgan County’s 4th of July parade as Grand Marshals, has been given to Larry and Sherolyn Jenkins. The couple will lead the parade tomorrow to kick off Morgan County’s annual 4th of July celebration.

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Over the years I have been doing family history I have occasionally heard someone claim they have their line traced back to Adam.  I have from a researcher hired by my grandma, a record which shows my Mecham line traced back to Adam.  Unfortunately, these claims are fantasy.

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

James Nickerson submitted this picture to the newspaper several months ago after traveling to New York.  The picture is inspiring enough but I’m sure watching the sun setting behind Lady Liberty in person was an awe-inspiring moment.