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20 May 2011 (All day)

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

Morgan FFA won sweepstakes for the 19th year in a row.  The sweepstakes award was instituted twenty years ago.  For every year since the first year Morgan has won the competition. The sweepstakes award is given to the chapter with the most points earned in career development throughout the year.  

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

Morgan FFA won sweepstakes for the 19th year in a row.  The sweepstakes award was instituted twenty years ago.  For every year since the first year Morgan has won the competition. The sweepstakes award is given to the chapter with the most points earned in career development throughout the year.  

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

After a brief hiatus while the city finalized the new playground equipment and prepared for the summer events, the city is back on the trail towards a splash pad.  The city proposed a splash pad to residents last year after discussions with a number of residents in the county as well as visits to splash pads in other cities.  Morgan City is making this a community project and planning to primarily fund the construction of the splash pad with donated funds, material, and labor from local businesses and residents.  The city feels confident that they can raise the funds required.

13 May 2011 (All day)

A surprising number of Morgan School District employees are going to join the ranks of the retired this year.  Ten of our stalwart members have decided it’s time to move on to future endeavors and adventures.

13 May 2011 (All day)

On May 6, the Morgan  Elementary Kindergarten students took a field trip to Diamond D Ranch.  Our FFA members  got to help them  learned about horses, cows, baby animals, crops, roping, barrel racing, Keyhole and Goat Tying. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan Empowered provided a program last Thursday at the high school where they presented ideas for activities for kids this summer.  The program began with a story teller who provided entertainment and education.  His style was engaging and entertaining and his messages gave good food for thought.

13 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan Middle School took ten 7th graders and ten 8th graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  All 20 students scored in the top 50% of those participating in the state competition.  Special congratulations are given to Jenna Carter, Elizabeth Preslar, Shad Boswell, Elizabeth Peterson, Courtney Fairbourn, Dietrich Streuber, and Daryion Stuart for scoring in the top 25%.  Our students did great considering we were competing with all schools participating this year no matter their size. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

On Saturday April 30, the track teams attending the Morgan High “Pocket Change” Invitational found snow laying on the field and one inch of snow in the stands.   But some blue sky and sunshine was also a welcome guest.  Everyone pitched in with snow shovels and cleared the stands and the throwing areas of the snow and the thirteen teams that made the trip began the days competition.  

13 May 2011 (All day)

On May 6 and 7,  Trojan Track athletes loaded the bus and made the annual trip to the BYU Invitational.  This was the 101 year of the meet.  To get to BYU athletes have to meet certain qualifying standards set by the invitational. It is always a great place to be and this year the weather was warm and inviting.  Many PR (personal records) were attained and the weather could have contributed to the good performances. This was the warmest track meet of the year and a welcome change from the 40 degree rainy, cold,  meets of March and April.

13 May 2011 (All day)

Shay Hatch, Whitney Titus, Hannah McDermott, Eden Farnsworth and Talisha Bambrough played their last regional game at Wilkinson Recplex against Judge Memorial on Thursday, May 5, 2011. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

 

Sinclair

By W. Ford Porter

Age 10

 

 

Beep, Beep, Beep! Rex woke up sweating from his now normal nightmare.  His parents and he has been driving down a three lane highway at 10 o’clock at night. His Dad was driving and a drunk driver in a semi swerved towards their car.  Dad swerved a little to the left.  Another truck driver appeared on the left and swerved into their car also.  Dad swerved to the middle lane now. As his Dad slowed, so did the other trucks.  At the same time both drivers swerved to the center smashing the car between the pick up and the semi.  Rex remembered looking up, seeing one gigantic boulder coming down the mountain. As Rex glanced to the semi driver he thought he saw the driver turn to smoke and drift out the window. Looking at the other driver, he too turned to vapor and was gone.  That was the last thing Rex saw before the boulder came crashing down, killing his parents and taking his left leg for life.  The only difference between this dream and the others was this one had happened on year ago in Rex’s real life and it hadn’t stopped since. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

The Latter-day Saint Cherokee Family based in Milton, Utah celebrated their 20th year of organization this last week end.   They started with ninty people coming from all over the United States for the occasion by having a special “all day” experience at the Salt Lake City, Temple, with special speakers from the Temple Presidency, and  doing temple work for their Cherokee ancestors.   Saturday, they met at the Milton, Utah, LDS Ward Chapel for an all day celebration, with several  national speakers and an elaborate Cherokee Feast.   The Latter-day Saint speakers each spoke for one hour on:

13 May 2011 (All day)

Last month FamilySearch announced that there are now more than 140 genealogical online training courses on FamilySearch.org.  I have written somewhat about these, in the past, but thought given the large increase in courses that it was worth another mention.

13 May 2011 (All day)

On Tuesday former county council administrator Garth Day appeared in Federal Court and plead not guilty to six federal counts.  Day made his first appearance in federal court before Judge Sam Alba.

13 May 2011 (All day)

Mayor Egbert reported to the city council on Tuesday that the city is taking action to prepare for potential flooding.  The city contracted with Mecham Brothers to clean the canal near the home of Susan Ralston and also built a dike to try to keep her home from flooding.  The also have placed sand bags in other locations.

13 May 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 1 thru May 7, with a total of 153 calls:

13 May 2011 (All day)

Last week an editorial commentary was submitted labeling the Morgan County Airport as a “heavily subsidized” burden on the taxpayers, and a “ridiculous” use of funds for something used by a minority of the county residents.  While everyone is entitled to an opinion and has a right to voice it, a little more research and thought regarding the issues will often alter one’s point of view:

13 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. The program receives support from the Morgan Conservation District, 1st Bank, Diamond D Ranch, J Reverse J Cattle Company, and Morgan County.

13 May 2011 (All day)

Rick and Erin McAllister are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Brecken to M. Andrew Eagar on Friday, May 13, 2011 in the Provo LDS Temple.  

13 May 2011 (All day)

 

May 23, 1944-May 10, 2011

 

NORTH OGDEN – In the early hours of May 10, 2011, an angel slipped quietly and peacefully back into the arms of a loving Father in Heaven.

Joan Durrant Ferrin was born in Morgan, Utah on May 23, 1944. She attended Morgan High School where she was drum majorette, played the flute, and served as the diary princess. It is also where she met the boy who for nearly 50 years, would affectionately call her “My Sweetheart.”

13 May 2011 (All day)

 

Dan Scott Sommers, 55, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at his home of cancer.

He was born June 10, 1955 to Shirley Randall and Dan Sommers.  He was raised in Morgan and graduated from Morgan High School and Weber State College.

13 May 2011 (All day)

MORGAN – Lila Thomas Marchant Christiansen, 87, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the home of her daughter Marilyn in Manti, Utah.  She rejoined her beloved husband Rellus after 49 years. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

onday, May 16  “Annie” will be the play at the Plaza Playhouse.  Group leaving center at 4:45 p.m..  If you would like to join, please call the center at (801) 845-4040.  Mary Kaye Campbell as volunteer driver.

13 May 2011 (All day)

The Morgan City Council unveiled its 2011 budget in council meeting on Tuesday and it contained plans to eliminate the city Justice Court.  The city has had preliminary discussions with the county for them to provide this function.

13 May 2011 (All day)

The Morgan City Council unveiled its 2011 budget in council meeting on Tuesday and it contained plans to eliminate the city Justice Court.  The city has had preliminary discussions with the county for them to provide this function.

13 May 2011 (All day)

A man who can wear many hats (or in this case many uniforms), Zane Gray is finally hanging up one of them.  Over the last three years Zane has served as the Regional Commissioner for Morgan County American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), but in June he will be retiring.  AYSO serves approximately 550 of Morgan County’s finest youth soccer players, ranging from four to nineteen years of age.  These players can be seen each weekend in the spring and fall on the fields of the Morgan North Stake Bowery and Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green.  It is probably the largest athletic organization in the county, yet little has been said about the man who has lead these efforts with no remuneration for his work.

13 May 2011 (All day)

 

Edna Emma Broadhead Russell, 104, peacefully returned to her Father in Heaven on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011.  

She was born June 14, 1906, to Ernest Willard Broadhead and Ellen Gorena Bruun.  Her earliest memories were of growing up in the beautiful Mancos Valley in Colorado.  Her family moved to Salt Lake City while she was in grade school.  Music played a large role in her life and she and her sisters were in high demand as a singing trio throughout the valley.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

5 May 2011 (All day)

5 May 2011 (All day)

Summer months for children need to be a time for relaxation, fun, learning the attributes of work, and of course no school. It can also be a time when reading skills are lost if students do not participate to a small extent in summer reading programs.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

Danielle Morgan, a 201 1 graduate of Morgan High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Barber Brothers Ford and Ford Motor Company. Morgan’s parents are Jason Morgan and Rhonda Morgan of Morgan, Morgan plans to study at Weber State University.

5 May 2011 (All day)

Jason Clark, the son of Brent and Cindy Clark of Morgan has been selected as the Valedictorian for the College of Agriculture at Utah State University. Jason grew up in Morgan, Utah helping out on their family’s dairy farm.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan played Grantsville at home on May 4 2011.  The Lady Trojan’s played hard against the Cowboys.  The first inning neither teams scored and in the second inning Grantsville got two runs in and three runs in the third inning.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan traveled to Bear River the 27 April 2011.  The Lady Trojan’s came out strong and ready to play ball and finally the weather was not a factor in the game.  The Lady Trojan’s battled back and forth with the bears, with some great defensive plays from Hannah McDermott in the field and Whitney Titus pitching at the mound with Raqeal Jensen catching.  Shay Hatch had some spectacular catches at shortstop and throw outs to first.  Aimee Sowder, Raqeal Jensen, Shay Hatch and Talisha Bambrough had a singles and Whitney Titus had a double, but Morgan could only bring in three runs.  Bear River capitalized on Morgan’s errors and won the game 13 to 3.

5 May 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan traveled to Salt Lake on May 3 2011 to play Judge Memorial.  

Morgan came with their game face on, and stomped on the bulldogs.  Shay Hatch went 2 to for 5 with two runs.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan traveled to Salt Lake on May 3 2011 to play Judge Memorial.  

Morgan came with their game face on, and stomped on the bulldogs.  Shay Hatch went 2 to for 5 with two runs.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan traveled to Salt Lake on May 3 2011 to play Judge Memorial.  

Morgan came with their game face on, and stomped on the bulldogs.  Shay Hatch went 2 to for 5 with two runs.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

he Morgan Girls Golf team traveled to The Bluff Golf Course in West Point last Thursday for the Region 11 golf tournament.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

 FamilySearch has been regularly releasing new digital collections.  Over the past year FamilySearch has released new record collections nearly each week.  This last week they announced a milestone, more than 600 collections.  FamilySearch released the following information:

5 May 2011 (All day)

 FamilySearch has been regularly releasing new digital collections.  Over the past year FamilySearch has released new record collections nearly each week.  This last week they announced a milestone, more than 600 collections.  FamilySearch released the following information:

5 May 2011 (All day)

he year is 1891, place London, the time is 11:59 P.M.  The streets were empty except for a middle-aged man walking hurriedly down the street.  He stopped at an intersection, straitened his trench coat, took a deep breath and walked forward.  “Did you bring it?” said a deep icy voice from the shadows. “Ye…Yes.” the man stammered, pulling a package from his trench coat.  He set it on the ground, backed away and bowed.  “You have served me faithfully.” The voice said.  And as he said it a hand reached out.

5 May 2011 (All day)

he year is 1891, place London, the time is 11:59 P.M.  The streets were empty except for a middle-aged man walking hurriedly down the street.  He stopped at an intersection, straitened his trench coat, took a deep breath and walked forward.  “Did you bring it?” said a deep icy voice from the shadows. “Ye…Yes.” the man stammered, pulling a package from his trench coat.  He set it on the ground, backed away and bowed.  “You have served me faithfully.” The voice said.  And as he said it a hand reached out.

5 May 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 24 thru April 30, with a total of 121 calls:

5 May 2011 (All day)

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

5 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan – The Utah State Parks Road Trip RV is expected to arrive at East Canyon State Park Thursday, May 12 at approximately 7 p.m. on its history-making tour of all 43 state parks in three days.

5 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan – The Utah State Parks Road Trip RV is expected to arrive at East Canyon State Park Thursday, May 12 at approximately 7 p.m. on its history-making tour of all 43 state parks in three days.

5 May 2011 (All day)

On Saturday, May 14th, Utah’s letter carriers will be doing more than delivering the mail. They will collect food on their routes to feed the hungry in their communities. May 14 is the annual letter carriers food drive across America.

5 May 2011 (All day)

Elder Braydon Deru has returned from serving a mission for  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Brazil, João Pessoa Mission.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

 

Ellen Mamanakis celebrated her 87th birthday on Thursday.

She was born on May 5, 1924, in Huntington, Utah. Ellen is the first of six children of Elbert and Velma Nelson.  She was raised in Ferron, Utah  and was in the first graduating class of Emery High.