What a great start to the 2010-2011 school year! This August Morgan Elementary School welcomed back almost five hundred fifty eager students in grades one through five with more than one hundred fifty kindergarteners and preschoolers starting the first few days of September. Back to school is a time for new beginnings in an elementary school with new friends, new teachers, and new learning planned for the next nine months.
The Morgan Utah Stake will hold its semi-annual stake conference on Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19, 2010. The meetings will originate from the Morgan Utah Stake Center at 355 North 700 East, Morgan, and will be broadcast live to the Rock Chapel (10 W Young Street, Morgan) and the Porterville Chapel (2700 S Morgan Valley Drive, Porterville), as listed below. Speakers will come from the stake presidency and the membership of the stake. Visitors are welcome.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 29 thru September 4, with a total of 189 calls:
Assistance: (3) Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Como Springs, East Canyon, Milton, Peterson;
Court Shuttle: (2)Morgan City;
Civil Papers: Littleton, Morgan City, (2) Mtn Green, Porterville, Stoddard;
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.
I had not previously used Legacy Family Tree and my impressions from the beginning were very positive. The screens are clean, uncluttered, easy to understand, and easy to navigate. There is a free product and a premium version for $29.95. As with most of these products, the premium version is worth the small additional investment.
Summer has flown by once again this year! It's hard to believe we are already planning fall activities:
The office will be closed for Labor Day on September 6.
September 9: BINGO will be sponsored by AAMCO Medical with Amy Clark calling the shots. There will be plenty of prizes for everyone, so please feel free to join the group. Lunch will be served at noon and the games will begin immediately after.
Harli Rees is the tiniest pageant winner in town. At one year old she has already won twelve trophies, four crowns, two banners and a plaque. Her titles include three queen titles, Mini Queen, Prettiest Eyes, Prettiest Hair, Best Attire, Most Photogenic, and Personality Plus. She is the daughter of Tucker and Misha Rees, and grand-daughter of Stan and Sue Rees and Bonnie Smith of Las Vegas.
The Morgan Fire Department would like to thank everyone for their support with this year’s Muscular Dystrophy Assosiation (MDA) Drive. The fire department collected $2576.70. This will all go to MDA for kids local.
We would especially like to thank those in the community that donated $ 100 or more for this drive. We have given those few a special MDA Tee Shirt for their support. We would like to thank Morgan Jubilee , Nebco Service and 7 Eleven for letting us use their locations with our MDA Drive. Also we would like to thank Morgan Fire Fighters that gave of their time to help collect for this year’s MDA Drive.
Senior Robbie Nelson had an outstanding varsity football game against Wasatch. He returned a 86 yard kick return for a touchdown, and kicked 346 total yards. Robbie helped Morgan stomp Wasatch with a 49-15 victory.
Robbie's parents are Brandon and Karen Nelson. He says when he is not playing sports he is babysitting an doing EVERYTHING his parents tell him to do.
Robbie earned a $5.00 Gift Certificate from Deb's Spicy Pie for his hard work last week. WAY TO GO ROBBIE!
Senior, AJ Bateman had a fantastic game against Grantsville last week. AJ scored 2 goals for the lady Trojans, one goal was a header. Morgan shut out Grantsville 10-0.
AJ is the daughter of Bill & Gaylene Bateman and when she is not playing sports, likes to sing and hang out with her friends.
AJ earned a $5.00 Gift Certificate to Deb's Spicy Pie for her hard work.
The Morgan girls soccer team opened Region 11 play on Thursday September 2nd in dominating fashion, beating Grantsville by a score of 10-0 on the Cowgirls home field. The Trojans scored early and often in the first half, opening up a quick lead and never looked back.
I think Morgan will beat the Salem Hills Shyhawks at 150 N. Skyhawk Blvd. Salem, UT 84653 on Sept 10 at 7 p.m.
I predict the score will be MHS 17 Salem Hills 17!
I think the halftime score will be MHS 14 Salem 3
The Lady Trojans had the first home game against Skyview on Wednesday September 1st and looked to be definitely ready for a great season.
The Freshmen had a close first game with a win of 25-22, but then got rolling winning the next two 25-16 and 15-10.
Andrea Lynn Carrigan, daughter of Roger and Jill Carrigan of Morgan, will wed Chanyne Curtis Phillips of Riverton, Utah on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, in a small backyard ceremony at her parent's home.
Donna Marie Walton, 85, was born October 25, 1924 and passed peacefully into eternity on August 25, 2010. She will be fondly remembered by those who knew her as constant, patient, kind, and quick to smile.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 28 at the Morgan North Stake Center, 2755 West Old Highway Road, Morgan, Utah.
Friends and family called at the Stake Center on Friday evening and Saturday, August 28 prior to the services. Interment at Mtn. Green Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walker-mortuary.com
In lieu of flowers, please donate to LDS Humanitarian Fund.
In a statement at the Morgan County Council meeting on Tuesday, Chairman Sid Creager announced that Morgan County Council Administrator Garth Day had been placed on unpaid administrative leave while an investigation is completed into improprieties with financial accounts.
Ned Mecham is a candidate for the County Council at Large B Seat. He is running against Jeremy Barker. The entire county votes for the candidates running for the at large seats. This is the seat currently held by Council Chairman Sid Creager.
Starting September 2nd, Morgan County Library will be changing its after-school story hour time. Because of the new early release day for our elementary schools we will be moving our afternoon storyhour to 2:30 on Thursdays
Last week I attended the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ annual conference in Knoxville Tennessee. The Federation of Genealogical Societies is an organization made up of genealogical societies (wow, redundant).
In the council meeting on Tuesday, the city updated the capital improvement plan. The changes document the city’s intent for spending capital dollars. When the city applies for grants it is often essential that the project be on the city’s plan to be considered.
In a public hearing on Tuesday, with no public comment, the city made the final steps to approve at $101,000 road bond. The city is bonding under the Build America Program made available from the Federal Economic Stimulus plan. Under this plan the city can borrow at a discounted rate.
The Morgan girls soccer team played their third preseason game of the year in Logan vs the 4A Lady Grizzlies on Thursday August 19th. Although the team played well, they went down to their third defeat of the season by the score of 3-2.
Photo - Back Row: Tom Rogers, Allen Rust, Ward Winchester, Al Morgan, Phil Castel, Mark Wilkinson, Tony Hassel, Robert Poll, Frank Bohman, Fred Bohman, Gene Ercanbrack, Vaughn Carter, Bud Olson, Keith Carrigan, George Hopkins, Bruce Widdison, Wayne Carter, Eddie Morgan Dean Duncan, (Missing Bruce Giles)
Middle Row: Carolyn (Porter) Morgan, Linda (Jensen) Roberts, Ann (Carrigan) Miller, Stephanie (Hopkins) Nance, Marsha Ann (Turner) Martin, Connie (Clark), Shannon (Reed) Croft, Mary Beth (Bates) Edwards, Arlene (Head) Taylor, Judy (Olsen) Barker, Sue (Allen) Brooks
Front Row: Sheila (Redden) Wilkinson, Maria (Chard) Neville, Joan (Simmons) Mortensen, Karel Mae (Butters) Dickson, Nell (Thurston) Nickerson, Cleo Mortensen) Stuart, Happy (Hulet) Fry
Happy (Hap) Hulet Fry
On August 6 and 7 of 2010. Our High School years started when we were in the 7th Grade 1955 through the 12th Grade 1960. So the committee started looking for all class mates from the time we started our High School Years.
Technology today has made our lives easier and information more easily accessible than ever before. At the click of a button a student can go to a virtual lab to dissect a frog or to build a strand of DNA.
The city council held an informational meeting with county residents on Tuesday to discuss the potential of a splash pad, improvements to the playground equipment, and other improvements at Riverside Park.
Family Tree Maker is a record manager from Ancestry.com. Ancestry has been steadily enhancing this product for many years. It has always been a strong product, but has grown to be one of the best record managers in the marketplace. The cost of the software is $39.95, making it a little more expensive than most. Ancestry is about to ship a new version of the software.
Nick Wilde, son of Jamie and Dana Wilde, was chosen as one of only 40 national winners of the 2010 Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship Award. The $2,000 scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, or living expenses.
Lyle Nelson is a candidate for County Council District 2. He is running against James Montgomery. Nelson was born in Utah and has lived most of his life here. He spent many years in Sunset, but was looking for a good environment in which to raise his children. He found that in Morgan and has lived here for the past 21 years. He is married, has four grown children and seven grandchildren.
The County’s independent auditor reported in his findings in the council meeting on Tuesday. The first item he reported upon was the Stoddard Bridge project. Some questions had been raised about whether money had been appropriately handled and the council had asked for a special audit of these funds.
Three players from Morgan teamed up to win gold at the Utah Summer Games in the collegiate division. Sixteen teams comprised of college players throughout the state of Utah and Idaho were eliminated as our local girls went undefeated through pool play, and the tournament to finish first and win the gold medal.