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8 Oct 2010 - 06:00
The Escalante-Dominguez Expedition of 1776

Two hundred and thirty four years ago this week, in the same year the Declaration of Independence was signed, a group of Spanish explorers entered present-day Utah Valley. Led by two Franciscan friars named Silvestre Velez de Escalante and Francisco Dominguez, the expedition was launched to find a northern path from New Mexico to one of Spain's newest colonies, California.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Student learning is the supreme reason for a school’s existence and optimal student learning is the top priority of the Morgan County School District.  Teachers and administrators in each of the district’s four schools work diligently towards this outcome.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Garrett Largent, Junior, had an excellent game against our rivals, the Bears.  Garrett had 9 tackles and some key plays.  Even though it was a tough loss, Garrett and the Trojans fought hard.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Emmalee Barajas, is a Senior at Morgan and had a great race at Ben Lomond last Wednesday. She ran the 3 mile course in 20:37 and took 2nd place.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

It was Senior night for the Morgan girls soccer team on Oct. 5th, as the team played their last home game of the season against the Ben Lomond Lady Scots. It was also the final home game in the careers of the 5 seniors who have suited up for the Trojans for 4 years.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

1 Oct 2010 - 06:30

Garth Day, former County Council Administrator has been charged with forty three criminal charges.  Day has been being investigated for the past few months, and the investigation has finally reached the point at which charges are being filed.  Day has been served with 38 felony and 5 misdemeanors.  He has been subpeonaed to appear in the Second District Court in Morgan on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Team scores     1-Judge 301, 2- Morgan 310, 3- Juan Diego 311, 4- Bear River 330, 5- Grantsville 371,  6- Ben Lomond 425

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

The Grantsville football team showed up at Trojan Field and even before the game started, things happened between players. The Cowboys went through the Trojan warmups,. At the time it was thought that it wsa  on purpose and reported in other newspapers, but after talking with Superintendent Adams, he explained that it was talked between school officials and sorted out even before kickoff.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

   After an enjoyable win on the 22nd at Bear River, a very excited group of Varsity players and coaches boarded the plane Thursday morning to travel to Southern California and compete in the California Volleyball Tournament.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Tad Sargent, Senior, had one incredible varsity football game against Grantsville.  He had over 100 yards in the first half alone!

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Chelsea Fairbourn, Senior soccer player (see photo on the left), scored both goals in varsity girls soccer in the 3-2 loss against Bear River on Tuesday of last week and then she scored 2 goals off of headers in our 10-0 shut out against Grantsville. 

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

 The Morgan girls soccer team took to the road to play the defending 3A champs Juan Diego on Sept. 28th. It was a match-up of last seasons state finals played at Rio Tinto stadium, and as the first time the two teams played this season, Juan Diego came out on top by a score of 5-1.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Nearly 40% of students in the United States have had, or are having, a challenge, in learning to read.  The good news is that many reading problems can be prevented or solved with a good reading teacher in conjunction with parents.  The bad news is that many children have to wait for their turn with reading teachers and parents who just do not have the time to help.  This waiting can be demoralizing to children as they fall further and further behind. So what can be done? 

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

This last week I visited the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum in Morgan.  If you have not been there, it is worth a visit.  It is next to the log cabin across the street from Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn and Stephs.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00
1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Last week The Morgan County News reported on a Meet the Candidate night.  County Attorney Jann Farris was unable to attend.  Many of the questions were directed to Al Lundgren, candidate for Morgan County Attorney. 

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

The race for the Morgan County Sheriff seems to be decided as Neil Porter has withdrawn from the race.  Porter contacted the county office on Tuesday and informed them he would be withdrawing from the election, and removed all of his political signs.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

At the Giant Pumpkin Weigh off at Thanksgiving point on Saturday September 25, Mountain Green resident Matt McConkie broke the state record with a massive pumpkin weighing in at 1,169 pounds. 

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Thanks to all of you who made our Ice Cream Social with Bob Peterson such a success.  What a wonderful evening in the Riverside Park!  Everyone appreciates Bob's outstanding voice and his talent for making us all laugh and enjoy a great evening of entertainment.  Our biggest" thanks"  to he and Rozann for giving their time and talents to all the seniors who attended.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Mikesell are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Krystal, to Clayson Myers, son of Steve and Debbie Myers. 

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

L. Kay Waldron passed away September 24, 2010 at his home in Bella Vista Arkansas.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

I think that the county council should keep trying to get a public pool in Morgan. Kids and even adults enjoy being able to swim, and unless you are wealthy,  bathtubs normally aren’t big enough!

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Dear Editor,
     With elections fast approaching, we would like to encourage all citizens of Morgan County to really study the candidates and what they stand for.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

 I am writing this letter to thank you for putting all the candidates in the paper. That is a great way to help the elections in our community. Also it can show people what the candidates are like and what they want to happen in the community. Thank you for doing that.
  Jeremy Lucas                                                                                              

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

In the heart of Morgan City is a historical treasure.  The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers operate a Museum filled with Morgan’s history. 

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Frank Snow moved to Morgan in 1982 and graduated from Morgan High School in 1988.  After graduation he entered the military and was deployed to Iraq as a part of operation Iraqi Freedom.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

It was a divided discussion in the work meeting at the county building on Tuesday night.  The meeting included most department heads in the county as well as nearly all of the elected officials.

1 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 19 thru September 25, with a total of 135 calls:

1 Oct 2010 - 05:45

1 Oct 2010 - 05:45

I think Morgan will beat Bear River on Oct 1
I predict  the score will be MHS  49 Bear river  41
I think the half   will be Mhs 28 Bear River 20
Brayden Wilde will be doing the play by play on Radio.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

It’s been a few weeks since the Morgan County Fair and the fair board has had some time to decompress and get reacquainted with their families.  With all the work that goes into delivering the fair you would think that they would take time off to rest and relax, but the fair board is already in the thick of planning for next year.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

The Morgan County News is spotlighting the new teachers in The Morgan County Schools. This is the third of three weeks of the profiles. We hope you get to know the people that teach your children.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

A Meet the Candidate meeting was held on Wednesday, September 15.  Attending the meeting was; Candidates for Sheriff - Blaine Breshears and Neil Porter, Candidate for Morgan County Attorney - Al Lundgren, and Candidate for County Council at Large Seat A, Larry Hatch.  Many issues were discussed but the majority of the questions were directed to Lundgren, Breshears, and Porter. 

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Elder Dane Craig Carter, son of Craig and Lisa Carter of Morgan, from the Morgan 7th ward, has accepted a call to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He will serve in the Korea Daejeon Mission.
Dane will enter the Missionary Training Center on Oct. 6, 2010.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

On September 18, 2010, Elise Cevering and Mikal Francis were united in marriage. The ceremony and reception were held in Morgan.
Elise is the daughter of Tracy and Kelly Cevering of North Ogden. Mikal is the son of Tracia and Mitch Francis of Morgan. After a brief honeymoon, the couple will make their home in North Ogden.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Dear Editor,
 
My name is Grey Gallagher, I live in Peterson, and I am writing you this letter to fulfill a requirement for my Communication merit badge for the Boy Scouts of America program.
One of the things I think that would make Morgan County a better place is a river walk. I would like to see it tie into the ogden river walk. It could start at the park in Morgan and go by Peterson, Mountain Green, then down the canyon.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 12 thru September 18, with a total of 152 calls:

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

By Chuck Gates
Special Contributor for the Morgan County News
 
   SALT LAKE CITY — Local government leaders must brace themselves to withstand the coming budgetary collision of entitlement programs and funding obligations at the federal and state levels.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Over the past several years FamilySearch has been adding to the resources available to answer questions online.  I find that many individuals who use the FamilySearch sites are unaware of the help resources available.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

The Morgan County School District Mission Statement serves as a means of communicating what the district is trying to accomplish through its educational program.  A mission statement should be clear, powerful and broad enough to guide the decision-making and provide the foundation for learning outcomes throughout the district.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school.   We want to recognize these students for their scholar award and academic success.
    At Morgan High School two students qualified for AP Scholar with Honor Award

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Saturday is the last day to enjoy the Farmers’ Market.  The Farmers’ Market is located between Steph’s Drive Inn and Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Why did the US Congress have a problem in 1850? And why did the solution lead to the creation, 160 years ago this month, of a place called Utah?

24 Sep 2010 - 05:00

Dallin "Leroy" Schenk, Senior, had a impressive game against Juan Diego.  Even with the loss, Dallin lead the defensive to keep the Soaring Eagles rushing yards to under 130 for the entire game.  The least amount of any game Juan Diego has played so far.  Dallin had some crucial tackles and the defensive line had a great game.