Emotions were running high and rhetoric was strong during the public comment period in the county council meeting on Tuesday. There were many more attendees at the council meeting than usual, and outbursts from the group attending were common. All of the comments related to the recent events surrounding the charges filed against former council administrator Garth Day.
The United States began as a relationship between the colonies that later became states. In the beginning, this relationship was one of a loose confederation primarily to fight the war of Independence. Once the Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation, the entity we now know as the United States came into existence. Even with this change the states retained much of their authority and responsibility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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