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15 Nov 2013 (All day)

Laurie Moore and Chris and Susan Moore are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Breanne to Kelby Turk, son of Larry and Katie Turk Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

Saturday, Nov. 9, the Morgan MTB Race Team traveled to the revered mountain bike destination of Moab to compete in this year’s Utah High School Cycling League State Championships.  The Morgan team fielded 21 racers to compete in what turned out to be an incredible finish to an already fantastic season.

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

City, county and school board leaders are considering negotiating tax incentives that could bring $6.2 million in taxable value improvements to the county in the form of an expansion of the Young Automotive Group.

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

News reporter and author Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” On Monday, Nov. 11, Morgan Middle school students celebrated Veteran’s Day by honoring the many brave Morgan residents who have fought valiantly for our rights and freedoms.  

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Many of those involved in family history in Morgan may not know that we have a celebrity/expert in our midst.  

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Our team standings for this week are in 1st place is Northrop Grumman and team members are Bryan Chappell, Pat Olsen, Pat Bird, and Randy Glanville.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

On Oct. 23, Trojan runners climbed aboard the team bus for the last time this season en route to Sugarhouse Park. The venue is familiar among running enthusiasts as the cross country state championships have been held here for decades. 

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Morgan Elementary School was recently recognized as a recipient of the 2013 Utah High Performing Title I Schools Recognition.  The Utah State Office of Education recognized Morgan Elementary as a Utah Title I school that is able to demonstrate high levels of student achievement. 

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.  Local churches, merchants and communities partner together to share this act of love during this season of thanksgiving in preparation for the celebration of Christmas.  Please join together in preparation for National Collection Week, November 18-25.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County School District was one of three Utah schools named to the fourth annual AP District Honor Roll.  The College Board recognizes districts that simultaneously increased access to Advanced Placement courses while maintaining or increasing the number of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP tests.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

On Saturday, Oct. 26, over 1,200 parents, children and friends got in the Halloween mood with a “Trunk or Treat” hosted by Young Ford. 

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Among some of our community members we do not see the kind of patriotism that once brought us all to our feet as we listen to the national anthem or recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  There are debates as to whether we should remove the words “under God” from the pledge.  Service in our military has become more of a job rather than a solemn duty of patriots.  Such were the thoughts of many who attended the Sons of the Utah Pioneers’ monthly meeting held on Oct. 21.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

 
Elder Curtis M. DeYoung, son of Mark and Marcene DeYoung of Peterson, has honorably returned from serving a 25 month mission.  
He was called to the California Carlsbad Mission where he served for 21 months, then finished the last 4 months in the new California Irvine Mission which he helped establish.
He will be speaking in the Peterson Ward on November 10, at 10:45 am.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

 
Elder Josh Nelson has returned from serving honorably as a full time missionary to the Roseville, California mission. He will give his report Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Rock Chapel at 11 a.m.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Five generation pictures are naturally hard to come by, but this five generation shot has a particularly unique story behind it.  

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

On Sunday, Nov. 3, cousins Matt Peterson and Cameron Jones, both Morgan natives, took fourth place in the #9 Shoot-Out at the CINCH United States Team Roping Championships National Finals of Team Roping in Oklahoma City, Okla.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Morgan City voters cast their ballots Tuesday to retain all incumbents on the Morgan City Council.  

6 Nov 2013 - 17:38

Morgan City voters cast their ballots Tuesday to retain all incumbents on the Morgan City Council. 
Jim Egbert ran unopposed for anther mayoral term, while councilman Mike Kendell ran unopposed for another two years on the city council.  Egbert received 337 votes and Kendell received 322.
Political newcomer Jaden Ingle, 19, unsuccessfully took on incumbents Ray W. Little and Shelly L. Betz.  Little, with 48 percent of the vote, and Betz, w ith 45.5 percent of the vote, will each serve another four years on the city council.  Ingle received 40 votes (5.9 percent) compared with Little’s 326 and Betz’s 309.
 

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

As another fall season goes by, we congratulate and thank all those involved in coaching and refereeing in our valley.  

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

 
In a crazy finish to the high school football regular season, the lights beamed a little bit bright in Salt Lake at Judge Memorial on Friday night. 
The region title and playoff seeding was on the line as the Morgan Trojans put their undefeated region record on the line, hoping to stop a Judge team that had been on a roll after two early losses. 

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their 4th race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers were blessed with dry conditions and temperatures perfect for racing.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their 4th race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers were blessed with dry conditions and temperatures perfect for racing.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their fouth race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers were blessed with dry conditions and temperatures perfect for racing.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Morgan Middle School held their second annual Celebration of the Arts Tuesday, Oct. 22, showcasing the drama, choir, art and band programs. 

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Hundreds of children and adults gathered at the Morgan Middle School to celebrate Halloween and raise money for Morgan Elementary, Morgan Middle and Morgan High School.  

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

After four years in office, Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert is running for his second term unopposed.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation on the way forward for conservatives and the need for a new conservative reform agenda.  

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

City Councilman Mike Kendell, originally appointed to his position in 2012, is running unopposed for election to another two-year term.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Senator Mike Lee introduced a tax reform plan that would replaces much of today’s complex tax system with a new, simple structure that provides solutions for America’s ongoing opportunity crisis and ends the discrimination of parents in the tax code.  The Family Fairness and Opportunity Tax Reform Act is a pro-family, pro-growth plan that incentivizes social mobility, promotes middle-class economic security, and improves opportunity for all Americans.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Jade Woolsey coaches the junior high wrestling team in Morgan.  He knows he works with hard workers and wanted to help his team get involved with and give back to the community.  

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Anyone who owns a home, walks across a bridge or enjoys the protection of our laws here in Morgan County should take a walk in Riverside Park.  There in the warming October sun they should use their fingers to trace over the names of Samuel and Esther Francis that were recently inscribed on a monument dedicated to our forbears by the Sons of the Utah Pioneers.  This couple has been one of the center stones of the foundation upon which we all have laid our lives. 

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

I would like to say my deepest thank you to all the people who helped me with my Eagle Scout Project. 

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Magee Stapley, a paraeducator at Morgan Middle School, has been awarded the Utah Outstanding Paraeducator Award in the secondary resource category.  The award will be presented at the Utah Paraeducator Conference in Provo Nov. 8 to 9.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

The 2-year-old son of Curt and Dusty Morgan, Gustus loves to play outside, rain or shine, alongside is dog.  He loves his pet fish, baby horse, trains, big trucks and tractors.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Each year 10 of the best horse trainers across the country are invited to participate in the Impact of the Horse Competition held in Heber City, Utah. This year Croydon resident Niki Wilde was chosen to be a part of this prestigious group who will show off their horse training skills Nov. 1 – 2, at the Wasatch Event Center. 

25 Oct 2013 - 08:42

Jaden Ingle is a political newcomer taking on incumbents Shelly Betz and Ray Little for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.
“I fully believe that it's time we have new ideas and new minds in our city government to help revive Morgan, and help it to grow to what it's fully capable of becoming,” said Ingle, 19. “I'm running for this position to try and help Morgan to grow, and to solve some issues the city is currently facing.”
Ingle would like to eliminate needless spending and keep utility costs at a reasonable range, which would in turn benefit business in the city “so that they can last for more than a year.”

25 Oct 2013 - 08:42

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.
In addition to serving on several city, county and state committees throughout the years, Little has served on the Morgan City Council since 1994.
In the past couple of years, Little said the city council has been most influential getting some new businesses located on Commercial Street.  He looks forward to solidifying the location of a hotel in the city, something the council has been working on for years.

25 Oct 2013 - 08:42

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.
Betz moved to Morgan City in August of 2006.  As part of her job, she regularly attended both planning commission and city council meetings.
“I found I really wanted to serve and thought I could bring some new perspective and additional energy to the council,” said Betz, 48.  So, she ran for a city council position and has been serving since January of 2010.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Family History can be a solo activity.  It is ironic that the nature of genealogical research is often that it isolates us from our families.  We find ourselves alone in a family history center or The Family History Library at a computer or a microfilm reader looking at records.  We spend time pouring over transcriptions late into the evening when the rest of the family has gone to bed.  

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

While most of us were off enjoying the fantastic fall weather that was enjoyed state wide over UEA weekend, the Morgan High School Lady Trojan freshman volleyball team were hard at work playing for a tournament championship in the Bulldog Classic in  Provo. The Classic was a chance for the team to show how far they’ve come this year, playing some strong freshman squads from around the state. Teams from Provo, Skyview, North Summit,  Juan Diego, and Judge Memorial participated. 

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Our team standings for this week are in 1st place is Northrop Grumman and team members are Bryan Chappell, Pay Olsen, Pat Bird, and Randy Glanville. In 2nd place is MVP Polaris and team members are Bill Skeen, Susan Skeen, Kasie Straw and Shadd Straw. Our high scores and series for this week go to Ruth Preece 199=473, Dave Preece 177=505, Bill Skeen 180=504, Susan Skeen 161, Kacie Straw 192, Dennis Vernon 208, Chad Hayes 190, Neal Betz 179=536, Misty Spendlove 175=494, Lynsey Enlow 153, Craig Mahoskey 258=709, Pat Olsen 168=465, Randy Glanville 235=647, Dillon Smith 241=580, and Danny Kline 203=581. Great bowling!

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan County Council members are crediting their new public works department director for making a significant dent in the county’s weed problem, while other groups are worried about new noxious weeds coming to the county.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

As time goes by every industry goes through changes, and the towing business is no exception.  Since Glenn’s Towing opened in 1956, full-service gas stations have been replaced by convenience stores in strip malls. Lease options and longer warranties have made it easier to rotate through new cars instead of buying used. Changes like this have led to a decrease in business for local towing companies.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

When Dallen Calder saw little children running into the street without looking for cars to chase balls behind the high school soccer goal, he knew he had found a great Eagle Scout project.  He put up a net behind the goal to prevent balls from rolling into the street and completed the project a week before school started in August.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Thursday, Oct. 17, Interstate 84 at Mile Marker 108 was closed after a double tanker fuel truck burst into flames.  According to the Utah High Patrol, the west-bound tanker rolled Thursday morning.  Its rear tank rolled and caught fire, while the front tanker and cab remained unturned.  While emergency crews supervised, the rear tanker’s fuel was allowed to completely burn off.  Speed may have been a factor in the accident, according to the UHP.  No major injuries related to the accident were reported, but both west and east bound lanes were closed for hours.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

In an effort to keep property taxes low in Morgan, there has been a growing awareness to shop locally.  The biggest hurdle to getting people to spend their dollars in town is that residents don’t always know all that is available to them within the county.