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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. 

14 Jan 2011 (All day)


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.

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.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

“A Full House,” the student body play of the Morgan County High School was presented to a full house last Wednesday evening.
The Morgan Community Christmas Tree Program was a huge success last Saturday.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Maroni Clawson became suddenly ill on Sunday evening and was taken to the Dee Hospital in Ogden for further medical attention.
The M Men and Gleanor Girls of the Richville Ward were host and hostess of the M Men and Gleanor Girls of Morgan Stake on Tuesday.

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

A Community Christmas Celebration, which is being sponsored by the Morgan Lions Club, will be held Saturday, December 20.  A giant Christmas tree will be erected on the Union Pacific lawn through the kindness of the Union Pacific, and lighted for the entire Christmas holidays.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Unusually Large Snow Fall Sweeps This Section - The season’s first snow storm swept through this weekend leaving about 20 inches of snow.
Misses Lula Barton and Afton Shand were weekend visitors in Salt Lake as guests of Miss Shand’s sister, Beth, at the Beehive House.

19 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Jane Mertz and Donna Butters both celebrated 80th birthdays.
Lola May Tucker Campbell passed away at the age of 92.
Gas prices dropped an average of 46 cents recently. Gas in Morgan was going for $2.32 after the drop.

12 Nov 2010 - 06:00

An Olsen Chevrolet ad said that the new 1936 Chevrolet was selling new for $495, and for $20 extra you can get bumpers, a spare tire and a tire lock.

5 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Benjamin F. Smith,84, one of the original Utah pioneers, and one of the early settlers of Morgan County passed peacefully away at his residence in Morgan early Wednesday morning.

29 Oct 2010 - 06:00

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.

10 Sep 2010 - 06:00

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.

3 Sep 2010 - 06:00

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

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

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.

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

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.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

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.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

 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.

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

*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.

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

* 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.

11 Jun 2010 - 06:00

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

18 Jan 2010 - 06:00


*Kristen Straw of Morgan was a member of a team of runners running the Wasatch Back run. Her photo was on the cover of the paper.