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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. 

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

After the county’s previous postmaster accepted a position in Hooper, Morgan was left without a postmaster for a few months. Dave Schroeder has now filled this vacancy and is the new postmaster for Morgan County

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

Boy Scout Unit 576 of the Mt. Ogden District, Trapper trails Council, has been placing the American flag in the front of various Mountain Green homes for nine years!  What a great patriotic service to our community! Plus, those who have subscribed to their service help support our local Boy Scout programs and summer camps.  One hundred and eighteen flags are being posted this year for each of the seven flag holidays. 

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

This last week, Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, acquired Genline.com.  If you have Swedish ancestry, this could be significant. 

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

There is a time for everything under the sun; a time for every season. But the season of the family-owned farming operation is on the verge of its last leg on its steady decline into oblivion; losing ground by the day

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

2005
* A new IHC Clinic opened in Mtn. Green, with Dr. Smith Sadiq, M.D. as the doctor.
* Laura Martha Thomas Larsen passed away June 23. 2005 at the age of 86.

18 Jun 2010 - 06:00

One of the first things I remember about growing up is that people would always tell me how much I looked like my dad…especially the brown eyes.  I always liked it when people said that to me.  But, until I grew up, I did not realize how much we were alike in other ways as well…at least in my mind.

18 Jun 2010 - 06:00

Is your family dead-ended on a research problem related to immigration?  The following are a few techniques and websites to help you in your genealogical quest.

18 Jun 2010 - 06:00

 

Voted the “Toughest Hillclimb in the World” for the past seven years
The Widowmaker hosts an outdoor adventure exposition with activities for the whole family
18 Jun 2010 - 06:00

On June 4, 2010, the class of Morgan High School 1946 met at the spacious and beautiful home of Ivan and LuDene Carter for our annual class reunion and banquet

18 Jun 2010 - 06:00
Some on Morgan’s Land

Huntsville, UT - Utah's Snowbasin Resort has filed a Master Plan with Weber County's Ogden Valley Destination and Recreation Resort Zone to build a massive resort village at the ski area, finally realizing its plan to become a world-class ski and snowboard resort.

11 Jun 2010 - 06:00

In the Morgan City Council meeting on Tuesday, a public hearing was held for the 2010/2011 budgets.  There was light attendance by citizens,  however, changes that will affect each resident of the city.  In addition to the budget for the city that was discussed and approved, new rates were set for services from the city. 

11 Jun 2010 - 06:00

The city council has been keeping their words consistent with their actions over the past several months.  After the city repeatedly expressed a strong commitment to rejuvenating Commercial Street, this week they have taken some actions to do just that through more beautification.

11 Jun 2010 - 06:00

Well—moms out there reading The Morgan County News, the summertime is here again and our kids our out of school...Now what?   

11 Jun 2010 - 06:00

In March, FindMyPast.com announced that many of the Chelsea Pensioner records have been digitized and indexed.  This is a big deal because they are the records on anyone who received a pension from the British Army from 1760 to 1913.  At the end of last week they announced that they had added 100,000 records to the collection. 

11 Jun 2010 - 06:00

2005
* Water flowed over the top of the East Canyon Dam for the first time in many years

11 Jun 2010 - 06:00

    I’ve noticed as I’ve looked in the mirror lately that I’m looking older…but seriously…do I look like someone’s grandfather?  At this point, to ask the question matters not, because I have now become an official member of the “Grandpa Club.”

3 Jan 2010 - 06:00

The snowy winter weather is certainly here, it’s time to ring in the holiday season with the Morgan Community Choir’s Annual Christmas Concert.