Monday, October 18 the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter held its monthly meeting and luncheon. At the beginning of the school year a contest was initiated with Gwen Romero and her 8th grade English Class to write an essay on My Favorite Ancestor. Over 100 essays were submitted.
This election year is one in which voters are being asked to consider several changes to the Utah State Constitution. As voters enter the voting booth in eleven days they will find four constitutional amendments on the ballot.
ROY – Vernon J. Shaw, 85, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at his home in Roy.
He was born August 10, 1924, in Liberty, Utah to Lewis and Sarah Rhodes Shaw. He married Norma Allred on October 24, 1943, in Harrisville, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Marvin and Judy Skinner are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Their children are honoring them with a Open House Celebration, on October 29, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rock LDS Church in Morgan.
Marvin and Judy were high school sweethearts at Soda Springs High School. They were married October 29, 1960 and then were sealed May 7, 1967, in the Logan LDS Temple.
Courtney Jensen will compete tonight, Friday, October 22 against 40 other contestants for the title of Miss Utah USA. She holds the title of Miss West Jordan, where she works as a hair stylist and attends Salt Lake Community College.
Dustin B. Bennett and Kay Cee Jones will be united in marriage on Saturday, October 23, 2010.
A reception in their honor will be held that evening at the LDS Rock Chapel, 10 W. Young Street in Morgan. In case of an oversite you are welcome to join in wishing them well.
Tod and Karen Straw of Morgan are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kristin to her best friend Matthew Webster II, son of Matthew Sr. and Kerrie Webster of Sandy. They will be married on Thursday October 28, 2010. There will be a reception that evening at Morgan Rock Church from 6 to 8 p.m.
Chess Club will be held at the Morgan County Library every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m., beginning on Wednesday, November 3. Anyone interested is asked to register at the library or by calling (801) 829-3481 so that enough game boards will be available. The library is excited about offering this new program to their patrons and the community.
Valerie Kelley is the owner whose name appears on one of the community’s long time and well-known businesses in Morgan City... The small-town quaintness and invitingly cheerful store sits front and center on State Street greeting all those who enter Morgan City after exiting Interstate 84.
“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” Chinese Proverb
Often when a teacher tells students about a new concept, the student has a hard time remembering what they heard. When a teacher explains the new concept and demonstrates the concept, there is a greater probability that the concept will stick with the student.
The annual entries from the Art Two fall art students, at the middle school, were set out and parents and teachers made the yearly selection of ten winning entries to be sent to Japan for the International Children’s Art Exhibit. This is the fifteenth year of the children’s exhibit and Morgan Middle school has been involved for the last seven years.
Lantzen Toomer, Sophomore, had 2 fantastic tackles against Box Elder high last week. One of those tackles caused the fumble that co-athlete of the week, Robbie Nelson recovered. The fumble came when the momentum of the game was starting to turn away from Morgan.
Robbie Nelson, Senior, had an outstanding game against Box Elder. Robbie rushed for an average of 27 yards per carry, had a 20 yard reception leading to a TD, a fumble recovery from co-athlete of the week, Lantzen Toomer’s tackle, 4 defensive tackles of his own, and last but not least; on a kick-off he kicked the ball through the uprights!
Ashlee Gallen, Junior, had a fantastic game against Bear River in Varsity Volleyball last week. Ashlee had 32 set assists, 15 service points, and 6 aces. Morgan’s volleyball team is ranked number 1 in the state with play-offs coming October 28 & 29th.
Chelsey Stegelmeier, Senior, had a great game even though the girls soccer team was met with a loss. As Morgan met Juan Deigo in the first round of the play-off’s, Chelsey was the ONLY thing between them and all the extreme shots taken against her. She stopped all but 5 of these shots.
Syracuse – Visit Antelope Island State Park and witness a western roundup from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, October 29 and if necessary, Saturday, October 30. (In previous years, most bison are moved the first day.) This annual event is an opportunity to view one of the nation’s largest and oldest public herds as horseback riders move the bison from the southern tip of the island, to the handling facility located at the park’s northern end.
Mack C. Peterson, 89, died Friday, October 15, 2010 in Morgan.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 12 noon in the Milton Church. Friends and family may call at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan, Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the Milton Church to 10:45 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday.
Valerie Kelley’s colorful and fragrant presence is well known in Morgan. No, she’s not a farmer but she definitely makes an art out of using plants, flowers, and other things grown in nature to make a living and provide a positive service to her community.
The Sons of the Utah Pioneers have placed a monument at the Riverside Park in Morgan that honors the early pioneers of Morgan County. Additonal names will be added to the nonument in the future. The dedication will take place on Monday, October 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the park. The public is invited to attend.
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Teen Read Week 2010, Oct. 17-23, a time to encourage area teens to read for the fun of it.
Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstore’s across the country will be celebrating this year’s theme, Books with Beat @ your library®, which encourages teens to read a variety of materials, including poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more.
On Thursday, October 7 the annual Morgan County 4-H Achievement Night was held, hosted by Utah State University Extension in the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.
Local 4-Hers were recognized for their accomplishments in 4-H livestock, the 4-H horse program, 4-H portfolios and record books, 1st year 4-H membership, 10-year 4-H membership, TRY Team participation, and other awards.
About a year and a half ago Vicki McCluskey was living as a stay at home mom in Kamas. McCluskey grew up in Meridian Idaho. Her husband works in construction and they moved to Utah for his work about twelve years ago. After a time in Salt Lake they moved to Heber and then to Kamas to enjoy the beauty, rural setting, and lifestyle.
One of the most effective resources available to the Morgan School District centers around the volunteer efforts of the PTSO. This organization is lead by a group of caring parents who are willing and anxious to lend assistance to the education and safety of our young people. They make a significant and positive difference in the success of our education program.
The Morgan Board of Education is working closely with city and county officials in a combined effort to construct a bridge at the south end of Young Street. During their monthly meeting held on October 12, the Board discussed options for the exact location of the bridge and how that design might influence the location of the new bus facility. Joining the Board in the discussion were Mayor Jim Egbert, County Council Chairman Sid Creager, and City Councilman Jeff Wardell.
Kimlyn Porter is a candidate for County Recorder. The recorder tracks land ownership and changes as well as providing information for the county assessor for taxing. Porter is running against the current county recorder, Brenda Nelson.
When Morgan headed to Ogden to play Ben Lomond last week, Ben Lomond was 0-7 and Morgan with their 6-2 record was ready to work on all aspects of their game. Morgan has looked great at times during the season and not so great at other times. In this game, Morgan looked superb on both sides of the ball.
After a fairly easy win at Juan Diego High School last Thursday(Oct. 7th), the Lady Trojans headed for Highland High School on Friday to try to bring home another trophy. The team had three matches on Friday, going against first Tooele, then American Fork, and finally Park City.
The Morgan 2nd District Court gallery was filled to near capacity at Monday’s arraignment for Garth Day as he and his attorneys, Brad Smith and Amy Hugie, entered the courtroom. Day stood beside his defense lawyers and listened as the presiding judge, Judge Michael DiReda read the long list of charges against him. Day then confirmed for the judge that he had received a copy of the list of 43 charges against him.
Jim Montgomery is a candidate for county council district 2. District 2 runs from the Garnet Drive intersection up to the Peterson Overpass; this includes all of Peterson up to Smith Creek and through Enterprise, to and including the West side of Stoddard Lane.
Montgomery is running against Lyle Nelson.
Rod Haslam was elected to the Morgan County Council in the county’s 2008 election. He began serving his term in office at the beginning of 2009. In this week’s county council meeting, Haslam resigned from his position after serving for two of the four years in his elected term.