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4 Nov 2011 (All day)

This edition marks the one hundredth issue published since Anne and I purchased The Morgan County News in November of 2009.  It has been an interesting, educational, and enjoyable ride.

Running a local newspaper in a town with only a small number of businesses is challenging.  For many years the newspaper has been on the edge of survival.  Since 1923 it has been a labor of love for the publishers who have owned the newspaper.

4 Nov 2011 (All day)

I am thankful for the opportunity we have to think of the good and positive aspects of our community and tell each other, by means of this newspaper. We all know some wonderful people that are in the Morgan area and one of my favorite people is Larry Turner. He is quite often standing by his bike and waving all that pass by. No matter what kind of day we are having, a wave from Larry with his big smile always makes things better.

21 Oct 2011 (All day)


Dear Editor:

A light was on Saturday night on the otherwise dark Commercial Street.  My husband and I rubber-necked half way to State. “What was that?!”

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

We would like to thank all our friends and neighbors for their kind thoughtful expressions of sympathy through their cards, phone calls, visits, food and flowers during the passing of my sweet mother, Bessie  Monson.   

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who were such a big help when we had the misfortune of having a trench cave in. Our hero is Mike Evans for his quick action of getting my head and chest uncovered so I could breath again. Also a BIG THANK YOU to the Morgan EMT’s who were so fast and professional in all they did to help me.

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Morgan High School Scholarship Board would like to send a big thank you to the McMillan Family for hosting  the annual Scholarship Board Dutch Oven Dinner on Friday, September 16.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)


We would like to thank the many friends and neighbors who spent their Saturday morning helping cut, split and stack our winter’s supply of wood. Your service lifted a tremendous burden from our minds as well as our family. A special thank you to Richard Wiscombe for coordinating. Without you this would have never taken place. Thank you to those who have brought wood to our home. Thank you to all! We love and appreciate each one of you.

Gerald & Georgia Mikesell, Gene & Julie Mikesell, Glenn & Rosemary Eberle, Tom Mikesell and Grandchildren

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

We would like to thank all who called brought food and visited Georgia, especially The Morgan 6th Ward. Thanks to the ambulance crew and all who helped Gerald during her hospital and care center stay.
She is recuperating at home from a broken leg. Thanks for all your prayers.

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

The family of Grace Johanson would like to extend our deep gratitude to all of our wonderful friends in the community for their love and kindness during our time of loss. Thank you for all of the cards, visits, and food that was brought to our homes. 

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

My name is Clyde Criddle. I have very fond memories of Como Springs, in fact very good ones. I worked for the Heiners for a few years mostly as a pin setter in the bowling alley and other jobs as needed. 

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

I want to personally thank the crew and cast of “Annie” for an outstanding production.  Each member played an important role in the success of the event.  I especially extend appreciation to the parents and community for their attendance and support.  It is my hope that this is just the beginning of an annual event that brings the schools and citizens together at the beginning of each school year celebrating local talent and raising funds for a worthwhile cause.

26 Aug 2011 (All day)

As a former resident of Morgan I very much enjoyed the article in the News about Como Springs.  However, no mention was made of the Sunday band concerts performed by the Morgan High School band.  There used to be a bandstand at the far left-hand corner of the swimming pool and as a youngster I loved watching the band march single file along the edge of the pool to reach the bandstand.  By the time I was a member of the band the bandstand was no longer used for the concerts because the water deadened the sound of the music.  When I was in the band the concerts were played in the center of the park where chairs were set up for us.  Fond memories--not only of the band but of the dances and roller skating!  Also, I was baptized in the indoor swimming pool at Como.

26 Aug 2011 (All day)

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the 100th annual Morgan County Fair.  It would not have been possible without all of the people who donated their time to ensure the fair was a success.  I greatly appreciate all the support and dedication of the fairboard members and committees.  They are the reason the fair was so successful.  There are so many people who stepped up and worked non stop to make sure things were done.  A special thanks to our families who spent countless hours helping with whatever needed to be done.  Thanks to the County Council members that volunteered to help through out the fair.  I would also like to thank Rod and his crew for prepping the fairgrounds and maintaining them throughout the fair.  If I missed anyone who helped, I greatly appreciated all you did to make the Morgan County Fair the Best Little Fair in Utah.

26 Aug 2011 (All day)


19 Aug 2011 (All day)

We were all so excited - we couldn’t wait to see just how fun this one would be.

29 Jul 2011 (All day)


The family of K. Earl Ericksen would like to sincerely thank this community for the expressions of love and sympathy shown to our family during the loss of our father/husband.  We have received an outpouring of concern that has greatly touched our hearts.  We appreciate our association with such wonderful people.

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

I have a few comments about the front page article about the Morgan County School District Transportation Department being over budget.  We know the main reason for this cost overage is due to fuel cost for an ever growing school system.  The school district is concerned with the future needs of a new school or even two new schools and remodeling cost.  They don’t have the money.  The school district talks about increasing school fees for students.  This school fee idea will only create a few thousand dollars which is nowhere close to the amount necessary to keep up with the cost of education.   I applaud the school district for not asking for a new Morgan County School District Office and Administration building.  They are working out of a small office in front of the Morgan Elementary School.  Good for them.  

15 Jul 2011 (All day)


After reading the article in last week’s paper about the land owner and developer’s frustration I want to thank the County Council for protecting our community. It isn’t easy to stand up for the rules and regulations of our county, but we have a good county. This is the reason we voted you in to protect and take care of us.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)


We would like to thank Danell Sorensen and Nancy Ford for putting on a fabulous “Miss Morgan” contest. Their time and effort were greatly appreciated. Also a big thank you to the sponsors for their donations.

The Merl Chappell Family

17 Jun 2011 (All day)


Dear Editor,

…and readers.  This is in response to “The Biker” letter in your 6-10-11 issue.  The letter was written to “you”, which, barring further clarification, includes everyone besides the writer, including me.  “I”, and “you”, are found guilty of a lot of indecent, unthoughtful, vile things, culminating finally in cutting the biker off and killing him.  Now I’m definitely not perfect, but I’m not all those bad things, and I’ve certainly never harmed or killed a biker.  I feel like I, and the vast majority of the “you”, have been accused, found guilty, and sentenced, without ever being known, heard, or having a fair trial. 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

This is Hap Fry - We live along the river across from the Clark Farm here in Morgan. I was out taking pictures of the water building up. I found out that a tree had fallen in to the river up by the High School. Herald had told me that it was a huge tree. He had heard that there were huge branches broke off and coming down the river.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)


I saw you; hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.

You didn’t see me; put an extra $10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.

I saw you; pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk.

You didn’t see me; playing Santa at the local mall.

I saw you; change your mind about going into the restaurant.

You didn’t see me; attending a meeting to raise more money for the hurricane relief.

I saw you; roll up your window and shake your head when I rode by

You didn’t see me; driving behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

I saw you; frown at me when I smiled at your children. You didn’t see me; when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

I saw you; stare at my long hair. You didn’t see me; and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

I saw you; roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves. You didn’t see me; and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those that had none.

I saw you; look in fright at my tattoos.

You didn’t see me; cry as my children were born and having their name tattooed on my skin and in my heart.

I saw you; change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.

You didn’t see me; going home to be with my family.

I saw you; complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.

You didn’t see me; when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

I saw you; yelling at your kids in the car.

You didn’t see me; pat my child’s hands knowing he was safe behind me.

I saw you; reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road.

You didn’t see me; squeeze my wife’s leg when she told me to take the next turn.

I saw you; race down the road in the rain.

You didn’t see me; get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

I saw you; run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.

You didn’t see me; trying to turn right.

I saw you; cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.

You didn’t see me; leave the road.

I saw you; waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.

You didn’t see me; I wasn’t there.

I saw you go home to your family.

You didn’t see me, because I died that day you cut me off.

To you I was just a biker, not a person with a family and friends.

You didn’t see me; and now they will never see me again.

Even if you don’t like us, respect our rights to ride what we choose and take a few extra seconds to be sure we are not in “your” way.


Neil Kilbourn

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Morgan High School’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) would like to give a special thank you to those who donated to the blanket drive they held for the homeless shelter in Salt Lake. 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

To make something like Operation Graduation a Success it needs help from everyone; parents, grandparents, community members, businesses and the Staff of Morgan High School. Everyone has helped to make it a success.  

13 May 2011 (All day)

Last week an editorial commentary was submitted labeling the Morgan County Airport as a “heavily subsidized” burden on the taxpayers, and a “ridiculous” use of funds for something used by a minority of the county residents.  While everyone is entitled to an opinion and has a right to voice it, a little more research and thought regarding the issues will often alter one’s point of view:

22 Apr 2011 (All day)


Dear Morgan County News,

Thanks so much for the support you always give us with the special needs issues in our county. 

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

The family of Seth Harvey Schick wishes to express our sincere appreciation for the outpourning of love and support during his illness and passing. The expressions of sympathy and love will always be remembered and cherished. 

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Now that the Morgan County Government is less corrupt there are a few things I think need to be looked at.

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

As Larry Hatch stated in his letter to the editor of March 25, the county political parties are holding their organizing conventions, beginning with the Republican Convention on April 9. 

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 all the people that came to help us out here in little old Peterson, “Thank You”.  I have 

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

To the young lady’s and young men of Morgan High basketball teams.  You did not win the state championships, but you are still number one, the greatest and most respectful young adults and it was great being able to watch you play.  

18 Mar 2011 (All day)


Dear Editor:

The Morgan High School’s Junior Prom last week was a grand success.  We can all be proud of our student body who considered dates and royalty for less likely candidates.  

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

To our friends and neighbors,
We want to tell you how much we appreciate your thoughtfulness to us with the passing of our sweet daughter-in-law Sandy Wilson.
The visits, flowers, phone calls, cards, words of condolences to us have been so beneficial and comforting at this sad time.
We love you and thank you,
Larry and Judy Wilson

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

From The Morgan County News


28 Jan 2011 (All day)


Dear Editor,

Last weekend the Morgan High wrestling team travelled to Delta to compete in an important two-day multi-school tournament.  Unfortunately a couple of our Morgan wrestlers ended up in the hospital due to some fairly serious injuries.  I was at work when I received a call from Coach Allen that our son, Christian, had dislocated his elbow during a match and was on his way to the local hospital.  My wife jumped in the car to make the three hour drive to Delta.  

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

It seems this time of year is “The Season of Giving,” which seems to mean spending money on material stuff and wrapping them up in fancy paper and bows to let family and friends know how much you care about them.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

I recently attended an assembly at Morgan Middle School honoring veterans. I am so happy I drove up to Morgan to attend! I was moved by the program as the children performed music, sang patriotic songs and handed out homemade cards of thanks to the Veteran’s who attended.

19 Nov 2010 - 06:00

I want to take a moment to thank all the Single Adults for your support of the activities that we are trying to establish in the valley and in both LDS Stakes. Also a thank you to The Morgan County News for posting events, and helping us round up our Single Adults.
We have grown in numbers each event, with new people coming all the time. We are having a lot of fun together, getting to know others and making new friends in the valley, that are in the same situations.

19 Nov 2010 - 06:00

When I was younger it was not unusual to hear someone on the playground assert, “It’s a free country!” This was usually done when they were doing something that was not quite right, but they wanted to do it anyway. As I have grown older I have discovered that there is often a misperception of the freedoms we enjoy.

12 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Thank you for your support in the recent election.  I look forward to continuing to serve the wonderful residents in this great Morgan Valley.
Blaine Breshears
Morgan County
Sheriff Elect

12 Nov 2010 - 06:00

We would like to Thank the Morgan High School Volleyball Team, Coach Liz Wiscombe and her Staff for donating the proceeds they earned at PINK NIGHT to the American Cancer Society in Memory of our Daughter  Marie McQuiddy Daley.

12 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Doug, Don and  Anne,
Just want to thank you for sending The Morgan County News to our people in the service of our country!

12 Nov 2010 - 06:00

 My husband and I did our due diligence in researching the qualifications, etc in reference to Clark, Hatch and Kilmer.  In the primary we chose Clark because we felt that she would serve the County fairly and honestly.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

I have lived in Mountain Green for twenty years, and periodically have written letters to the Editor. This will be another occasion in which I will do this again, because we will have a chance to vote for a particular candidate of our choice. However, that isn't true for the Morgan County citizens today. We had two candidates running for sheriff, but one decided to withdraw from the candidacy.

8 Oct 2010 - 06:00

  It is not often that I write editorials. I think most often our role  as a newspaper is to report the news in the most objective way we can,  and allow each person to develop their views. I work particularly hard to ensure that I keep a neutral tone when I write. I have opinions, but I work to keep them out of my articles.

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                                                                                              

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.