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3 Aug 2012 (All day)

Ron and Julie Johnston of Morgan are excited to announce the marriage of their daughter, Katie Johnston, to Daniel Case, son of Sharon and the late David Case of Hutto, Texas.  They will be married on August 4, 2012, in the Bountiful LDS Temple.  A reception will be held that evening in their honor at the Rock Church in Morgan from 6 pm to 8 pm.   

3 Aug 2012 (All day)

Jordyn Ashlie Jackson and Chase Clinton Oliver will begin their life together on Aug. 11, 2012. He stole her heart and now she will steal his last name. Jordyn is the daughter of Rich and Heidi Jackson of Morgan. She is a graduate of Morgan High School and is studying nursing at WSU. 

3 Aug 2012 (All day)

Kacee Waldron was crowned Morgan County Fair Queen Monday night at the rodeo.  Reganne Hales Princess and Taylor Porter Jr. Princess.  With a personality to light up the arena, as well as the backstage, Tiffany Chappell was voted as Miss Congeniality.

3 Aug 2012 (All day)

Matthew Godfrey, Morgan City’s economic development consultant, is “very confident” he has found a developer who wants to build a hotel in the area.  However, Godfrey says a letter from the Morgan County Council supporting improvements along the banks of the Weber River near Como Springs and the county fairgrounds would go a long way in bringing a hotel project to fruition.

3 Aug 2012 (All day)

Pioneer Day was celebrated in different ways throughout Morgan County this year. One of the celebrations was the Milton round-up, which was inspired by the hard work of two Milton Eagle Scouts. In an earlier article, credit was given to Brayden Stegelmeier and Miles Mecham for their huge undertaking. The two scouts replaced the Milton park horse arena fence. The arena is used by the entire northwestern area of the Morgan Valley, especially by 4-H horse enthusiasts. 

2 Aug 2012 - 07:00

Matthew Godfrey, Morgan City’s economic development consultant, is “very confident” he has found a developer who wants to build a hotel in the area.  However, Godfrey says a letter from the Morgan County Council supporting improvements along the banks of the Weber River near Como Springs and the county fairgrounds would go a long way in bringing a hotel project to fruition.

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  This year, local Jr. Jazz participants will meet Jazz forward, #3, DeMarre Carroll.  Carroll was born July 27, 1986, is 6’8” and just finished his third year in the NBA and his first year with the Jazz.

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

The new Trojan Century Center has become an unnecessary stumbling block in discussions regarding the need to increase property taxes to fund education.  

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

Pioneer Day is the perfect time to pull out family books of remembrance and journals.  I did just that this past week.  It pulled me in and reminded me of grandparents who have been gone for many years.  Two hours later I had read many pages and reminisced about the time I spent with my grandmother before she died.  What I did not expect to find, although I knew my grandparents were both born in Morgan, was a history of Enterprise.  It was a surprising history to me. My grandmother, Martha Vera Mecham Ogden, recorded many of her memories and this  was among her writings.

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

The following is a compilation of Campus Connections I submitted to The Morgan County News in late April and early May.  Slight changes have been made based on recent board actions and budget updates since that time.  It is rather lengthy, but I would encourage you to read it in its entirety.

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 15th thru July 21st, with a total of 115 calls

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

Almost a month ago, households around Morgan County received the 2012 fair book covered in artwork by Tyler Sierra Fowers.   This year’s theme ‘There’s Fun for the Whole Herd at the Morgan County Fair’ was portrayed on the cover and the contents of the book kept that promise.  This year a wide variety of activities are planned with the hopes of offering something for everyone.  The fair encompasses a weeks’ worth of activities beginning on Thursday, July 26, and wrapping up Saturday, Aug. 4.  If you do not have a copy of this year’s fair book, there are extras at area businesses or you can download a copy at www.morgannewspaper.com. The guide details where, how and when to enter, participate, and attend all of this year’s fair activities.  

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

Last week, I wrote about the beginning of the journey to trace the steps of pioneers, Pony Express riders and California gold rushers on the portion of Hastings Cutoff through Morgan County.

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

Pamala Sutton Bindrup has lived in Utah since she was 5 years old—first in Washington Terrace and then Mountain Green.   She and her three sisters were raised in the Terrace.  Her father was a linotype operator for the Standard-Examiner.  She remembers when she was a child going down to the newspaper office, and he would run a slug with her name on it which could be printed with ink.  When computers replaced linotypes, her father retired.  She said that the keyboard for the linotype was totally different than a computer keyboard. Her mother managed S & H Green Stamps, which was on Harrison Blvd.

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

Dallen Gary Brooks (Tank) has been called to serve in the Anaheim California Spaish speaking mission. He reports to the MTC on Aug. 1, 2012. Dallen wants to thank all his family, friends, and teachers for helping him achieve this life changing goal.

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

If we could have a lifetime wish and a dream that could come true

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

Ellis B Rust, 76, returned to his wife, surrounded by his family, on July 22, 2012. He was born on May 14, 1936 to Alva and Zelpha Pearson Rust in Hayden, Utah.       

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

Joyce Flower Hugg died at her home Monday July 23, 2012, from pneumonia. She was born in Ogden Utah July 18, 1949, the daughter of Emory J. and Elaine (Steele) Herndon. She married John P. Hugg on Aug. 8, 1998, in Morgan, Utah. 

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

Our Morgan County Fair Royalty contest is coming up Monday, July 30, 2012. This year we have 12 young ladies registered to participate. This is a great group of young ladies that have worked hard getting ready for this contest. The public is invited to come and watch these young ladies starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Morgan Elementary School. Each girl will present a short speech, modeling, and answer impromptu questions. The contest will then move to the Morgan County Fairgrounds at 2 p.m. where the girls will compete in the horsemanship portion. 

27 Jul 2012 (All day)

The new Trojan Century Center has become an unnecessary stumbling block in discussions regarding the need to increase property taxes to fund education.  

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

Each summer we watch with grim fascination as wildfires burn across the western United States. This summer has proved to be as bad as any.  Fires in Colorado and other states have consumed both wild lands and homes with equal ferocity.  You may wonder, “What would I do if I lost my home to a fire?  Would I be prepared?”

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

Snowbasin is proud to introduce the new Discovery Pass Program for the upcoming 2012/2013 Winter Season.  The Discovery Pass program gives several options for skiers and riders to enjoy all that Snowbasin has to offer.  For a limited time only, the Discovery Value Pass is available for $449. The pass does contain some restrictions including holiday blackout dates.  

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

The second annual Livastride Home Run Derby and Summer Slam Tournament were hosted in Morgan last weekend.  This tournament has drawn a crowd of nearly 3,000 people to Morgan City since its inception.  There were 50 teams that competed in this year’s Summer Slam and Morgan’s own high school baseball team took second place in their division.

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

The Genealogy Star blog this week reported that editing has now come to FamilySearch’s new version of their family tree.  The family tree will be a replacement for new FamilySearch when it is released.  It has been in development for many months and its aim is to fix many of the challenges with the current tree.  

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

These days age just isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.  Many of us can remember when reaching a certain age really did mean we were more responsible, or at least ready to become so.  While thankfully there are organizations and religions still striving to instill values for all ages, unfortunately many in the world only view age as an entitlement to finally be free or legal to do whatever one wants.  

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

As a history buff and native of Morgan County, I was surprised that I had never been on the “Mormon Flat Dirt Road,” as it is named in a self-guided auto tour of the Hastings Cutoff through the county.

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

An announcement was made last week that the Morgan community theatre is officially back for 2012.  The idea of having a community theatre was originally started by Adam Slee four years ago.  It began as a theatre camp for the children of Morgan County.  Their first production was a Disney musical review.  It included excerpts from Aladdin, Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast and was a big success.   It was followed by The Wizard of Oz in 2010.  

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

Max Robinson is nearing 90 and is a great story-teller.  He is a walking history book of Morgan County. Max Robinson lives on Robinson Lane in Mountain Green; you know when you have a lane named after you that you are a landmark. His ancestors were some of the first settlers in the area, and the Robinson family has the distinction of being the family that is still here.

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

It’s taken years from the time this splash pad was first mentioned to the day the water was turned on and officially named the Morgan City Riverside Splash Pad.  I know; I’ve written at least four articles about Morgan’s splash pad in the last two years and edited six just since May.  

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

After attending the grand opening celebration for the new Riverside Park splash pad, I am bursting with pride.  Many people don’t know what a huge undertaking this really was, it was a true labor of love and  the funds used for this project were raised almost entirely by the local community.  

20 Jul 2012 (All day)
Obituary

Drew Eli Whittier honorably finished his struggle with cancer on Saturday, July 14, 2012.  He packed a huge amount of love, achievement, fun, learning, service, and faith into only 25 years.  He was born March 16, 1987 to William Dee and Mary Lou Mielke Whittier.  

20 Jul 2012 (All day)
Obituary

Our husband, dad and Grandpa left this life from causes related to dementia surrounded by his family for a bigger and better fishing trip on July 16, 2012.

20 Jul 2012 (All day)
Obituary

Daniel Keith Edwards 78, of Morgan, Utah, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2012.   Dan was born on January 23, 1934, to Warren and Kate Edwards in Malad, Idaho.  He graduated from Malad High School in 1952, with a scholarship and a state title in football.  His plans to pursue athletics at the University of Idaho were changed after he decided the family farm needed him more.  Always the sports fan, Dan loved to golf and referee boys basketball and baseball games.  He was an avid fan of the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz.

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

Top: Kyona Bunting - mother to Kayden, 

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

Harvey Porter, Verl Wright, Irene Miller, Zella Dunyon and Ellen Roberts

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

A blaze broke out July 12 at Holcim Cement Plant when a semi was pumping fuel into an auxiliary building.  No one was injured, and only the 32-foot semi trailer and parts of the auxiliary building were damaged.  It took Morgan and South Ogden fire crews two hours to extinguish the flames.  

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

The Morgan School District’s financial situation is so complicated, it is going to take a combination of many options to solve, or even squeak by from year to year, school board members agreed.  The solution rests on raising taxes, a voted leeway, and possibly even more cuts that could directly affect the classroom.

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

An inspiration to all the youth in Morgan who might try their hand at mutton busting, local resident Caleb Bennett currently holds the title of 7th in the World Bareback standings. Caleb is the son of Bob and Claudine Nance Caldwell and grandson of Connie Nance and the late Bernie Nance. Caleb started riding at the tender age of 4 years old.  Starting out on calves and sheep, he later moved on to horses and Jr. Bulls as he competed in Jr. Rodeo. 

20 Jul 2012 (All day)

Local artist Kim Corpany is known all over the world for her bronze sculptures set at prominent points.  She discovered her talent for and love of art early on.  In kindergarten, she determined a picture she was assigned to color wasn’t quite right.  She drew in a different black line and then colored it in.  Her teacher scolded her for not coloring in the lines even after attempts to explain the imperfections.  Disheartened, she took the picture home.  Upon review, her mother explained Kim should keep coloring the way she thought best.  

17 Jul 2012 (All day)

Local business owner Melvin Lee Kellogg, 36, was arrested Monday for a failure to register violation as well as being in a “protected area.” 

17 Jul 2012 (All day)

Scott Logan Gollaher, 53, was booked into the Weber County jail without bail on 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of sodomy of a child. 

16 Jul 2012 (All day)

Click on the image below to download a copy of the Morgan County Fair Book

16 Jul 2012 (All day)

The fifth-annual Marie McQuiddy Daley softball tournament was held last weekend.  Marie was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2006.  She was a strong woman with a beautiful smile and a big heart, so the community was left with a void when she lost her battle with cancer on January 16, 2007.  Marie fought hard against cancer and played hard during her softball career in high school and college.

16 Jul 2012 (All day)

Within the last week, the Sheriff’s Office completed two extensive separate investigations involving two registered sex offenders. As a result of these investigations, two adult males were arrested and booked into the Weber County jail on separate charges. On behalf of the Sheriff’s Office, we would like to extend our thanks to all of the agency’s that assisted in the arrest of Scott Gollaher.

13 Jul 2012 (All day)

13 Jul 2012 (All day)

13 Jul 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 1-7, with a total of 157 calls

13 Jul 2012 (All day)

Recently a group of 13-year-old girls boarded a plane and headed for sunny Florida.  They were there to play but this was not a relaxation or sightseeing trip.  Instead the preteens worked hard and competed.  A group of seven girls from Morgan and one from Kaysville made their way to the National Volleyball Championship after winning a tournament qualifier.  

13 Jul 2012 (All day)

For some reason lately it seems that I have received many questions about Personal Ancestral File (PAF).  PAF is a genealogical record manager created by FamilySearch nearly 20 years ago.  It started as a DOS program and then eventually was ported to Windows.  It has been one of the more widely used record mangers for genealogical work, particularly among members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.