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7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Summer is always such a great time of year.  In education, summer signals a time for celebration.  At this time of year we celebrate the end of another successful school year, the excitement for a change of pace, and the collective pride as a group of young adults graduate and start adventures of their own.  Summertime in education is also frequently a time to say professional goodbyes to colleagues who are leaving our schools.  

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

As a resident of the Highlands of Mountain Green, I oppose the projected development of a multiplex apartment and residential complex near Trappers Loop on the basis of citizens’ safety and security. 

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

In January the school board invited former Rich County School Superintendent, Christine Kearl to coach them on how to pass the Voted Local Levy.  She said the key to passing the tax increase was to “focus your whole campaign and approach on the kids, not teachers and their jobs.”   

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

I teach 6th grade at Morgan Middle School, and I would like to give you my perspective as a teacher in a school district that is struggling financially. 

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

I will be voting NO for Morgan County School District voted local levy and this is why:  

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

As I have researched school district finance during the past few months, I have come to the decision to actively support the voted local levy. We have great students, parents and teachers in Morgan County who have made education a priority. Our CRT scores prove a high level of proficiency in language arts and science comparable to districts that are spending double per student annually. Some may argue that if we are meeting our basic educational goals and even beyond, why would we want to increase funding?

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Larry Shepherd, a community outreach director with the U.S. Senate and a representative with Sen. Mike Lee’s office, visited Morgan May 30 and hopes to make other visits in the near future.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

TSgt Darrin Sather, on active duty with the USAF, recently returned from South Korea to his home in Mtn. Green.  He not only received an emotional and heartwarming welcome from his wife Eleanor and their children Jackson, Alli and Julian but our local Boy Scouts from Troop 576 under Scout Master Carl Hipwell posted about 70 American flags on their street and driveway. Darrin and his son Jackson later participated in the Scouts Court of Honor and Darrin was our guest speaker.  Welcome Home Darrin!

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting on May 19 with 45  members in attendance.  

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Snowbasin Resort will be kicking off its summer season this coming Father’s Day weekend. Starting June 15, Snowbasin will be open for operations on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.  

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Fire officials are issuing a strong caution as warmer weather arrives. Several field clearing and debris burns in Morgan, Summit, Salt Lake, Uintah, San Juan and Grand counties have escaped, requiring action by fire fighters. Fire managers say these fires were all preventable and they recommend taking some simple precautions to safely and successfully burn.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Five- to 8-year-olds had the chance to pledge their heads, hearts, hands and health to themselves and others on May 28-29 at the first annual Cloverbud 4-H Camp.  4-H has been an important organization in Morgan County for over 100 years and now younger kids have the opportunity to be involved.  The group met at the Morgan County Courthouse for their activities during this day camp that lasted two days.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Familiar faces were seen all around at this year’s Morgan Academy of Dance recital.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Merl and Diane Chappell are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Kacie, to Shadd Laine Straw, son of Todd and Karen Straw, on June 8, 2013.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Sauce on your face is no disgrace at The Rib Shack, a restaurant with successful runs in both South Ogden and Syracuse that is set to open this summer in Morgan.  The establishment specializes in ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket with all the fixings.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

After 32 years of service Morgan’s favorite delivery guy, Brent Rose, has retired.  Rose made his last delivery on May 31, 2013.  

3 Jun 2013 - 16:53

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.
Jim Bledsoe, a four-year county resident who plans to vote against the levy, acted as moderator.  The panelists included the following four residents, who are all planning to vote against the levy: Brent Anderson, local businessman; John Barber, who operated Barber Brothers Ford for 14 years; Kera Birkeland, small business owner; Joe McFarland, father of four children who have gone through Morgan schools.
Panelist Tina Cannon, a tax professional and mother of four, said she is undecided on how she will vote on June 25’s ballot.  Panelist Jennie Earl, a 10-year resident with a master’s degree in elementary education, did not want to comment on if she was pro- or anti-levy.

31 May 2013 (All day)

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” 

31 May 2013 (All day)

The Morgan School Board recognized three distinguished residents during the annual Morgan High School graduation ceremonies held at the Dee Events Center on May 24.  

31 May 2013 (All day)

Unit 576 conducted their father and son overnight campout and scout court of honor in the small amphitheater and park recently established behind their church building next to the Mountain Green cemetery.

31 May 2013 (All day)

Every year the residents of Morgan County look forward to the quilt auction at the county fair.  In order for this auction to be a success, donations are needed.

31 May 2013 (All day)

On May 4, 2013, a 4-H/FFA workshop was held for anyone who has a livestock project this year.  The day began with instruction on livestock judging presented by Dane Ercanbrack.  

31 May 2013 (All day)

Casey Wheeler grew up in Morgan where he gained many friends.  Those friends as well as others he and his family have gained have rallied to support him during a battle with cancer. 

31 May 2013 (All day)

Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 19 - 25, with a total of 179 calls

31 May 2013 (All day)

For the second year in a row, Utah State University Extension 4-H will continue to implement “Making the Future” programs for youth in Utah through a $25,000 grant from Cognizant, a global leader in business and technology services.

31 May 2013 (All day)

“It’s wonderful to have this (food drop). It helps so many people,” said one of the food drop volunteers.

31 May 2013 (All day)

Doug and Jennifer Porter are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Jessica Lee Porter, to Garret Durrant, son of David and Angela Durrant, and Gayla Durrant. Jessica and Garret will be married on Saturday , June 1,2013 in the Salt Lake Temple. In case of oversight, please join them in their celebration at a reception held in their honor that evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Rock Church in Morgan, 10 W. Young Street.

31 May 2013 (All day)

 Jessica Little and Tyson Bagley have chosen Sat., June 8, 2013, to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan, Utah Temple. 

31 May 2013 (All day)
#MUTLIPLE#

John Rock began teaching in 1980 when Ronald Reagan went into office and the moon dance was popular.  Over the next 33 years, taught at least one class to nearly every MHS graduate. 

31 May 2013 (All day)

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  This Monday, June 3, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans.  

31 May 2013 (All day)

On Saturday, May 18, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board sponsored the third annual Veteran’s Recognition Day at the Morgan County Airport.

24 May 2013 (All day)

Morgan High School held its annual Scholarship Awards Night on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.  Parents, families, teachers and community members all gathered to honor the nearly 100 members of the Class of 2013 who received scholarships to help them pursue their dreams of gaining a post high school education.  

24 May 2013 (All day)

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, both elementary schools will realize the full implementation of “skill classes.”  An idea planned many years ago, this change has become necessary now as the district faces ongoing funding deficits.  With this change, the Morgan County School District is projected to save $76,800 over the next two years.

24 May 2013 (All day)

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

24 May 2013 (All day)

A huge reason we have so many individual success stories in our special education program at Morgan Middle School is because of the success of our peer tutor program.   These students play a vital role in the success of some of their fellow students.

24 May 2013 (All day)

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.  Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

24 May 2013 (All day)

Why I am voting no on the Morgan County levy tax?  Morgan County has one of the highest tax rates in Utah.

24 May 2013 (All day)

After attending the school administration/board presentation regarding their proposed levy for increasing property taxes, I think that they made a fine presentation.  However, I must disagree that it was entirely factual.

24 May 2013 (All day)

This letter is written in support of the Morgan School Board’s proposed voted levy.  We have been impressed over the years with the quality of the educational programs provided for the students in Morgan County.  Our children have all graduated from the school system and have found success in post high school educational and employment pursuits.  We attribute this to the quality and effort of the educators involved in the school system, and in the leadership of those who have served on the school board over the years.

24 May 2013 (All day)

Growing a bountiful garden is a complex, evolving and sometimes trying process.  So many influences determine the success or failure of the outcome.  Is the success or failure of our children any different?  Is it any less complex?  Do we want our children to survive and just be fine?  Or do we want them to thrive and bear loads of fruit that will give back to the world around them as they mature?

24 May 2013 (All day)

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

24 May 2013 (All day)

In light of the events in Boston, Isaac Clark collected used running shoes for the less fortunate to earn his Cub Scout World Conservation Award.  

24 May 2013 (All day)

The Morgan Beta Literary Club held their last meeting at the Morgan Senior Center.

24 May 2013 (All day)

Dave and I would like to thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity you have shown our family. 

24 May 2013 (All day)

After being inactive for several years, Morgan County Friends of the Library is once again functioning in our community.  

24 May 2013 (All day)

A little over six months ago David and Michelle were anxiously fundraising for their young son, Austin, to receive cochlear implants.  Morgan was plastered with the battle cry “Audible Ears for Austin.”  Neighbors, friends and strangers joined in the effort to raise money for the costly surgery. 

24 May 2013 (All day)

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across Utah and the country for the 2013 national Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement mobilization, May 20 to June 2. 

24 May 2013 (All day)

Ryan and Jessica Terry celebrated the 4th of July, 2011, like many of us, at the Riverside Park.  Their children Eden, Ty and Lydia played games and the family enjoyed visiting with old and new friends.  One particular conversation changed their lives forever. 

24 May 2013 (All day)

Senator Mike Lee’s Mobile office is coming to Morgan.  This mobile office is a resource for constituents across Utah who might not otherwise be able to meet with casework officers or other staff at Senator Lee’s offices in Salt Lake City and St. George.