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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.

17 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 5 thru September 11, with a total of 164 calls:

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

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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

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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.