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21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Saturday, March 29, 2014 has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day.  The local Posts of the VFW and American Legion would like to invite all vets and partners who served during this era to an open house from 5-6 p.m. at the Veterans Room in the Morgan County Court House.  Come and join us for refreshments and remembrance of your service.  This activity is for all who served during this “Era,” one did not have to serve in Vietnam, all who served during that time are veterans no matter whether you served at home or abroad.  Contact Milan Mecham at 801-829-3565 or Dick Slate at 801-829-6224.

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Elder Zaine Farris returned from the Tampico, Mexico mission on March 3, 2014. 

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

The kick off for Project Linus started March 3 and will conclude May . Project Linus accepts donated new, handmade, washable blankets for military fallen soldiers as well as seriously ill and/or traumatized children, ages 0 to 18.  In previous years we were only able to accept blankets for children, but we are now expanding to teens, adults and families of fallen soldiers. 

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Elder Lynn and Sister Eileen Baxter have returned from serving in the South Africa, Johannesburg mission. 

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Harvey J. Porter, 102, passed away Monday March 17, 2014 at the Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan Utah.

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

On October 14, 1929 Peggy Ann Williams was born at the family home in Morgan Utah to Daniel Oliver and Ansta Irene Williams. The baby of the family she was doted upon by Margaret, Barbara and Gamble. Her family were original settlers of the Morgan Valley and her father ran the William’s and Sons Store. Her mother taught school and was amazing with a needle and thread, making her beautiful clothing and doing needle point.

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Marjorie Rollins Rose Adams slipped into eternity March 16, 2014 in Bountiful UT at the age of 90.  She was born February 19, 1924 to Zina Pearl Bybee and Oscar Whitaker Rollins as the 8th child of 12 in the ‘big house’ at the Rollins Ranch in Mtn Green, Morgan County, Utah.

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother Colleen Smith Williams of Morgan, Utah passed away peacefully at her home on March 15, 2014.

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Douglas Blaine Harrop returned home to his Heavenly Father on Monday, March 17th at the age of 73.

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Each year husbands ask their wives what they would like for Christmas, and most men would take it as a joke if their wife told them a zebra.  However Bryan Becker knew his wife, Karen, wasn’t like most women when she asked for a zebra seven years ago.  So he bought a zebra at—where else—Zebras R Us.  

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Wednesday, March 19, North Summit Fire and EMS Crews were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire at 1770 S. Henefer Road. 

21 Mar 2014 (All day)

Cayden Campbell, 13, who suffered severe head injuries after an ATV accident last Friday, is now home in Enterprise starting what his mother, Tisha, calls a “miraculous” recovery.

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

Compiling your first and second generations assists you in building skills and understanding the tools and document types that are helpful in building a correct family history.

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

Monday evening the talented students at Morgan Middle School put on quite a show.  Parents and community members were greeted with rows of artwork and lots of excited smiles.

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

Morgan High School had five representatives to compete at this esteemed competition.  All five of them had to earn their way to the competition by placing in the top six at the state tournament the previous week.  All five of them proved they deserved to be there by placing in the top six and taking their spot on the podium.  

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

Last week the Olympic Ice Oval was the host to the Golden Sprint Challenge Track and Field Invitational. 

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is officially open for Utah Connections Academy (UCA), a tuition-free, virtual public school that offers high-quality online K-12 education to students statewide. 

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

With high hopes and high confidence, the Morgan High School girls basketball team made the coveted trip to Cedar City on Feb. 27 to continue their quest for a state title. 

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

The annual Morgan Lions basketball tournament will be held Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, at the Morgan Middle School gym.  

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

The Morgan High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter is partnering with hit country artist Collin Raye and multiple businesses from the community to provide the necessary help to a local boy and his family. 

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County News joined with newspapers throughout the state at the Utah Press Association’s winter convention to claim three prizes in the annual Better Newspaper Contest.

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

We are writing to thank the wonderful young women and young men of Morgan High School basketball teams for a very fun year.

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

I just wanted to take a second to share a unique perspective of what happened last Saturday during the 3A state championships held at Southern Utah University.  I say unique because I was likely one of the few people in the Centrum who used to wear a Morgan basketball jersey and who currently has two children attending the opposing school for the boys’ game, Cedar High School.  Also, I had the privilege of representing my employer, Southern Utah University, in the presentation of the medallions just minutes before the two games started.

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather died suddenly at home Friday Feb. 28, 2014. He was born on Oct. 19, 1946, in Coalville, Utah. Jay is the eldest son of Douglas and Thelma Ovard. He attended grade school in Henefer and graduated from North Summit High School and Seminary in May of 1964.

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

For the first time in Trojan history both the girls and the boys earned the rare opportunity to compete for the basketball championship trophy in the state tournament. In a special treat for fans, this opportunity would play out in back-to-back games. 

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

Although it may take years to accomplish the incorporation of Mountain Green as the second official city in Morgan County, several local residents are taking steps now to start the process.

7 Mar 2014 (All day)

Local resident Lars L. Birkeland has announced he intends to file for the Republican nomination for the State Senate.  He hopes to get Republican delegate’s nod to fill the District 18 seat that Sen. Stuart Reid does not intend to seek re-election for.

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

Several years ago I made trip to the Family History Library.  I was just beginning to do family history research and I had my laptop with PAF installed and all the information that I had been given by my mother and grandmother.  My grandmother had spent her entire life researching.  She had done much herself (I have about twenty family history books with stories and photos she created) and had hired professional researchers as well.

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County School District has formed a transportation committee to focus on student safety.  The committee meets every three months.  During their most recent meeting, the group discussed the installation of cross walk signs.  Morgan City and Morgan County are expected to pay for the signs, which may be installed in March.  

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

Charter schools are nothing new these days, but the Utah Military Academy offers something no other charter school in Utah has yet, a disciplined military environment.

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

The constitutional right of the people of Utah to petition their leaders has come under increasing attack as the visibility, and potential success, of Count My Vote increases. Good government groups Alliance for a Better UTAH and Utahns for Ethical Government have issued the following statement in response to legislation that would weaken Utah’s petition process:

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

City Plans Move to Five Day Work Week

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1) announced that both the Senate and House have approved funding for the construction of a new maintenance hangar at Hill Air Force Base for the F-35 stealth fighter jet. Operational maintenance will be performed inside the hangar by the 388th Fighter Wing based at Hill. 

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

In response to the letter in the Feb. 7 TMCN regarding referring to our children as “kids,” I can’t help but point out that language is a dynamic medium; many words have multiple, often diversely different meanings, and word meanings change with time and usage.  

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

Alberta Frongner will celebrate her 90th birthday at Family Tree of Morgan on Saturday, March 1, at an open house from 1:30 – 3 p.m.  All family and friends are invited to attend.  

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

Doug and Bonnie Wright of Mountain Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Their children honored them with a dinner at Ruth Chris restaurant.  A celebration is planned in their honor June 1; the family will take a cruise to Alaska. 

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, Betty Lorene Campbell Palmer, died Feb. 23, 2014, surrounded by her family.  She was 84.

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

“Many friends” discussed “many lands” at the Morgan County Library’s family fun night Feb. 24.

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

Morgan entered the first round of the state boys basketball tournament last Saturday as the number one seed, earning the privilege to play at home against the Hawks of North Sanpete, a number four seed from Region 12. The game was closer than it ever should have been even though the Morgan boys eventually pulled away from North Sanpete.

28 Feb 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board of Education wants input on how to handle anticipated growth, especially as it relates to expected increases in public school enrollment.  To get that input, the board has formed a growth advisory committee/task force.

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

Representative Patrice Arent was inspired by Luke Parker—a student at Upland Terrace Elementary who regularly waves a sign at adults in idling cars during school pick up—to launch a campaign where the scripts are flipped and students educate adults on idling. His ingenuity in creating a way to remind people to play their part in preventing pollution reminded her that students often speak with the clearest voices, especially in issues where adults are sometimes forgetful.

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

In an effort to provide guests with real-time information related to lift and trail status, weather conditions, current resort information, the ability to track runs, vertical feet skied at the resort, speed and more, Snowbasin Resort introduced a free mobile app this week that is available for both iPhone and Android smartphone users.

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

Every year, the Morgan FFA chapter has its annual fundraiser of selling Valentine’s Day flowers.  All day long, any assortment of flowers can be seen coming and going from the Ag room.  Many members of the community come out and help the group by purchasing a bundle of roses or a vase of lilies and carnations for their sweethearts.  It’s a big hit every year!  We can always count on the folks in the county to come out and support us.  Sure, the FFA members spend all day wrapping and arranging flowers and delivering them.  But in the end, it’s all worth it to see what we’ve accomplished! Thanks so much to everyone who bought flowers this year!

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

Morgan has had a strong legacy of outstanding wrestlers.  Throughout the last five decades, Morgan has produced its share of state champions.  One particular family has wrestling success running through their blood.  The Pentz family has earned its way onto the podium throughout generations and this last weekend, five cousins wrestled their way to the top.  

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

Weber State University Charter Academy will host its second annual admissions lottery March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.