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30 Jul 2010 - 06:00

The past few years have seen many entrants providing software for family history. The new FamilySearch pedigree software has added significantly to this mix for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

30 Jul 2010 - 06:00

There are several things that I remember about visiting my Grandma Frances when I was young; Grandma was petite, standing only about 4’6” short and living alone in her spacious farmhouse.  She was small but very active and just a bit feisty if one chose to disagree with her or tease her about something. 

30 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Glenn Wright is the Democratic candidate for Utah House District 53.  Wright says that he is “not a typical Utah politician.”  Wright was born in New Jersey, and he grew up in the Northeast where his father worked in textiles.

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23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Mel Brown has a family tradition of political service.  His father ran for the state legislature when Brown was young, and he and his brother have both served as Utah’s speaker of the house.  Brown is a man who has years of experience in the legislative process, and strong connections to the area he serves.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

When one gets involved in politics in Morgan County it is only a matter of minutes before encountering Larry Hatch.  Hatch is easily the most active person in the County in politics.  He serves as the Chairman for the Republican Party.  Although Hatch clearly communicates conservative values, he has been diligent in ensuring that all voices and all viewpoints be heard, whenever possible.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

2005
Residents throughout the county gathered at Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green to join in the festivities celebrating the arrival of pioneers to Utah. The celebration has become an annual tradition and includes activities for the whole family.
Kenneth Thomas Adams, 90 of Porterville, passed away on July 27, 2005.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

I love baseball! Like many boys, I was signed up for my little league team when I was seven. Ever since then, I have played either baseball or softball. Yes, when I became an old geezer, I had to change to softball.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

FamilySearch, a nonprofit sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has family history centers dotting the globe.  There are more than 4,500 family history centers in more than eighty countries around the world.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Lisa Kennison Wood, 43, North Salt Lake, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2010 after suffering cardiac arrest while jogging. She was born in Glendale, Arizona and grew up in northern Utah.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

In my 40+ years of growing up and being a resident in the State of Utah, I’ve had the opportunity to be taught in many Utah History classes and in many LDS Church History classes.

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16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

I predict  Southern Utah football will beat Cal Poly on Oct 16!
I think the score will be Southern Utah  66 Cal Poly  22.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Last week I focused on resources that are not available online.  Unfortunately, this still represents the majority of family history records.  This week I will  focus on the main sites where you can find online records.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

2005
 The Morgan High Class of 1943 met on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the Daughters of the Utah Pioneer building. They had a dinner, and talked of old times. Of the Class of 1943, there were 13 members of the class at the reunion.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Some of you know that this is almost the anniversary of my mom’s death two years ago  and those that do probably know that I am a complete and total Momma’s Boy! What can I say, she loved me! She took good care of me and I hope that I took good care of her when she needed me.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Morgan- Gale Floyd Allen, 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday, July 8, 2010. He was born March 12, 1920 in Morgan, Utah, to Herbert and Noreen Olsen Allen. He was the youngest of six children.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Mountain Green - Landon Richard Smith, beloved son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend left this earth on July 9, 2010. Landon, 25, was born August 29, 1984 to Gregory and Deborah Smith in Ogden Utah.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Al Lundgren is a candidate for county attorney running against the incumbent Jann Farris.  Lundgren currently serves on the County Council.  Lundgren grew up in Colorado and attended his first year of college at Colorado State.  After the first year he moved to Utah to attend BYU. 

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

If the community of Mountain Green had a theme song, it would probably be the one where in the cartoon, “Madagascar”, when the lemur sings “I like to move it, move it… physically fit, physically fit, physically, physically, physically fit.” Upon hearing the catchy tune, and seeing the sweet moves, one can’t help but to move it too. And that is just what the organizers of Saturday’s Tour de Mtn. Green were hoping to accomplish by strutting their own stuff; getting others to get up and move it too. 

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan County Fair is a 99 year old tradition of the community, and the nearly century old tradition grows and improves with each annual event.  
However, before Morgan had its own fair, the residents of the county joined with the residents of Davis, Weber and Box Elder Counties.  These counties, of the Intermountain Fair Association, met and displayed their exhibits in Ogden City.

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

In nine years of being a publisher of weekly newspapers, I only went on one vacation. On that week, I went to great lengths to make sure that a friend, a very reliable friend, would make sure the paper was completed and sent to the printer by the deadline.  I went over with him each step in the process over and over until I felt satisfied he understood everything.  He, however, was ready to forsake any and all forms of the written or published word whatsoever. 

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Tanner, on the mound…checks the second base runner.  He assumes the pitcher’s stance.  His bended leg draws up.  As he lunges leg and arm toward his target, he hurls a fast ball…it’s high and inside. 

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

During the last few years school districts have been forced to rely more and more on local property taxes to supplement the money appropriated by the legislature to pay our teachers, maintain our facilities and pay for programs that enhance our students’ education.  This year, in a down economy, not only are the funds from the state budget impacted, but the local funding from property taxes will be affected as well.

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Salt Lake City   The Utah Bankers Association has elected new officers and board members for 2010-2011.  The announcement was made at the conclusion of the association's Annual Convention in Sun Valley, Idaho. 

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

1990
*Nataya Giles wins first place in the second annual 25th Street Kids fair and Baby Contest.
*Rod Winn became the years champion chess player with Dawson Winchester as runner up.  The championship game was played at the end of year graduation party.

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Julie Miller, a genealogist with whom I have worked over the past few years writes a column for The Broomfield Enterprise.  She recently wrote and article which started me thinking.  Her article focused on the fact that while the Internet is a great resource, not everything can be found online.

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Since my husband, Don, and I purchased The Morgan County News, we have published 32 newspapers, and it’s definitely been a lot of work. When that deadline is coming for the newspaper to go to the printer, it feels like… Do you ever have that dream where you’re running as hard as you can from something and you just can’t get away?

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Jann Farris is the County Attorney for Morgan County.  His current term ends this year, and he is running for his second term as Morgan County Attorney.  Attorney Al Lundgren, who is currently serving on the Morgan County Council, is running against him.

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Saturday morning welcomed runners with blue skies and beautiful weather. The event ran from Riverside Park on a scenic course, taking in views of the Morgan Valley, to running along the river trail. This year's event was again a successful fundraiser for the Morgan High School Cross Country Team with nearly 160 athletes competing.

9 Jul 2010 - 06:00

It was a large crowd that gathered to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 3. Everything planned came together perfectly, along with the cooler summer weather, to make for a great day of celebration. 

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

It’s been three decades since my teenage years and I still have very vivid memories of my life growing up in the early 80s.  Of course, it was memorable when I got my driver’s license at 16.  It felt like a small step into the world of being an adult.  I was excited and “ready to roll,”  but it is difficult to “roll” when you don’t even have wheels, let alone the car and engine to go with them.

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

    The 2nd Annual Miss Morgan Queen Contest was held Thursday, June 10 at Graceland Equestrian Center in Morgan.     
    There were five excellent candidates competing for the title and many spectators showing support.  In the end the following were crowned: Queen – Kami Call, 1st Attendant – Danielle Robison, 2nd Attendant – Sam Peterson, Miss Congeniality – Kacie Chappell, and Horsemanship went to Dani Hammer! 

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

    Morgan County officially has a new council member as of 9:00 am Monday morning.  Don Matthews was sworn in as the replacement for David Gardiner for District Five by Stacy Lafitte, county clerk.  Gardiner recently resigned from the position when he moved out of the county.

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

     The traditional honor of leading Morgan County’s 4th of July parade as Grand Marshals, has been given to Larry and Sherolyn Jenkins. The couple will lead the parade tomorrow to kick off Morgan County’s annual 4th of July celebration.

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

This spring and early summer produced a number of changes in our administrative team.  Late in the month of May, Ron Wolff announced his intentions to step down as Superintendent.  In mid-June our beloved Morgan Elementary Principal, Laraine Whitear lost her battle to cancer.  Both individuals have left voids to be filled in our system.  The positive influence for good they have given and shared with our community will be felt for years to come.

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

   Betty Louise Lane Green, passed away peacefully in the early morning of June 28, 2010 and returned to the arms of her loving Father in Heaven and a glorious reunion with her loved ones that preceded her.

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Eva Colleen Jensen Barth passed away on June 29, 2010 at the age of 80.  She was born at home in Milton, Utah on December 21, 1929, to Eva Mary Varney and Lincoln Martin Jensen.

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Over the years I have been doing family history I have occasionally heard someone claim they have their line traced back to Adam.  I have from a researcher hired by my grandma, a record which shows my Mecham line traced back to Adam.  Unfortunately, these claims are fantasy.

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

James Nickerson submitted this picture to the newspaper several months ago after traveling to New York.  The picture is inspiring enough but I’m sure watching the sun setting behind Lady Liberty in person was an awe-inspiring moment. 

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Jeremy Barker is a candidate for the County Council at large B seat.  Barker is running against Ned Mecham.  
Barker’s mother is from France and he is a native French speaker.  His father is from Bountiful. Barker was born in Centerville, the oldest of five children,  and grew up in that area.  He graduated from Viewmont High School in 1993.  He and his wife Sharon have two children, a boy and a girl, and one on the way. 

2 Jul 2010 - 06:00

    Morgan- Wade T. Murdock has been selected as the new Morgan High School Principal.  Murdock’s official appointment will occur at a Special Board of Education meeting scheduled for July 13, 2010 at 3:30 P.M. in the district office.  The Morgan Board of Education received input from a screening committee comprised of parents, educators, and support staff prior to reaching their decision. 

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

After the county’s previous postmaster accepted a position in Hooper, Morgan was left without a postmaster for a few months. Dave Schroeder has now filled this vacancy and is the new postmaster for Morgan County

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

Monday night in a special session of the county council the applicants for County Council District Five were reviewed.  There were two applicants, Donald Matthews and Austin Turner; both are candidates for this position on the council in the fall election.

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

At the special meeting of the council on Monday Don Matthews was appointed to serve the remainder of the term for District Five on the County Council.  The candidates were asked to introduce themselves and communicate their qualification.  The council then asked the applicants a number of questions.  Following is a summary of Matthews’ remarks and his answers to the questions.

25 Jun 2010 - 06:00

Kenny's Style & Barber Shop is the new 'stylin' place in town! Karen Tucker, barber for 25 years, just opened Morgan County's new barbershop.