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12 Jul 2013 (All day)

he Board of Directors at Goldenwest Credit Union and USU Charter Credit Union announced today their intent to merge the two Utah-based credit unions. Goldenwest officials say the partnership will bring about one of the strongest financial institutions in Northern Utah with a combined 26 branches, $985 million in assets, and more than 106,000 members.

12 Jul 2013 (All day)

Mayor Jim Egbert commemorates the Family Dollar Grand Opening early Saturday morning by cutting the ceremonial ribbon. District Manager Brian Woodland and Store Manager Shari Green listened as Egbert wished them well, “Good luck to you. We hope you get all the support in the world. It looks good, looks great!”

12 Jul 2013 (All day)

My family and I would like to thank the members of: The Heights Community Church, The Morgan Grace Fellowship Church, The LDS Church and the caring ladies of the Relief Society.  

12 Jul 2013 (All day)

 
Chelsey Stegelmeier has been called to serve in the California San Jose Mission English speaking.  In her words: “I am SO excited!!!”   She leaves for the Provo MTC on July 24 and is speaking in sacrament meeting on July 14 in the Milton Ward at 10:40 a.m. 

12 Jul 2013 (All day)

Kody Brooks is the son of Scott and SaRene Brooks.  He has been called to serve in the Macon Georgia, Spanish speaking mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He will speak at the Morgan Stake Center Sunday, July 14, at 1 pm.  He will report to the Mexico City MTC on July 23.  

12 Jul 2013 (All day)

 
Doug and Janet Thornton are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Seanna Marie Thornton to Ashton Spencer Edwards, son of Kevin and Marci Edwards. Seanna and Ashton will be married July 18, 2013, for time and all eternity, in the Logan LDSTemple. In case of oversight, please join them in their celebration at a garden reception held in their honor that evening from 7-9 p.m., 127 Circle Drive – Morgan. (Inclement weather – Rock Church, 10 W. Young St.)

12 Jul 2013 (All day)

 
Sister Jessiqa Nicole Dredge has been called to serve in the Carlsbad California mission. 
She is the daughter of Steve and Nicole Dredge of Mountain Green. Jessiqa will report to the MTC on July 31.

12 Jul 2013 (All day)

Snowbasin officials took several Morgan County Council members, staff members and planning commissioners on a guided tour Tuesday to detail their vision of future development in Morgan County.  Snowbasin is seeking a rezone of their property from MU160 to resort special district.

12 Jul 2013 (All day)

 
Photos of a black bear crossing the freeway near “the narrows” just past the Croydon exit have become famous, circulating around the internet and featured on KSL.  Henefer resident Steve Richins had heard rumors of a bear sighted in the area, so he and his wife went out on a bear hunt, and were successfully able to shoot the uncommon photos.  

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

The eagerly anticipated opening of The Rib Shack is finally here.  The new restaurant opened on July 3.

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

To concerned tax payers:   The Morgan County Council just passed up another economic opportunity based on self interest.

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

More than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $54,000 in cash awards. 

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

Kenneth L. White, Utah State University vice president of Extension and dean of the college of agriculture and applied sciences announced the appointment of Brian J. Higginbotham as associate vice president of Extension, effective July 15. Higginbotham will replace Charles Gay, who retired June 30 after serving in the position for 11 years.

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

Three days after stepping into the role of Prime Minister, Winston Churchill addressed the House of Commons.  It was May, 1940, and the world was amid one of the greatest conflicts of all time.  As England faced the foe, Churchill focused on gathering his various opposing party leaders to form a War Cabinet in order to meet that opposition with united front.

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

One of the oldest relics of Morgan history hangs in the Milton Park, standing as a symbol of history, freedom and the community.  

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

As Washington Heights volunteers finished up their week-long service at her home, Angela Hubble reminisces while reading through a journal kept to remind her of her experiences. Each of the workers has added a few words of their love as she has penned her own words of gratitude. 

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

Although Dave Fletcher took over as Holcim Devils Slide plant manager May 8, he is no stranger to the company or area.

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

As the tragic news of the Tornado that recently hit Oklahoma spread across the nation, hearts were wrenched.  A desire to help those affected has touched the hearts of the children of the Morgan Utah Stake.  

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

Darrell Edward Mikesell of Porterville, Utah will celebrate his 80th birthday. 

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

The parking lot of the new Family Dollar has been full for the last couple weeks as employees prepared for their Independence Day opening.  

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

100 degree temperatures do not draw crowds away from the Widowmaker Event in Croydon.  However, the sanity of some riders who attempt this climb is often in question as they make their death-defying climbs, especially in this kind of heat on a rose colored hill.

30 Jun 2013 - 17:34

Almost half of the registered voters in Morgan County turned out to the polls Tuesday night to defeat the proposed Morgan County School District voted local levy.
About 30 people gathered at the county offices late Tuesday night to view the results: 64.41 percent (1,600 votes) against, 35.59 percent (884 votes) for.  Of 5,495 registered voters, 45 percent visited the polls (2,485 voters).
Voter turnout was highest in the Croydon District, where 66 percent of registered voters cast their votes strictly by absentee ballot.  Compared to the other six voting districts, the Croydon District also had the highest percentage (80.7 percent) of voters voting against the levy.
Voter turnout was lowest in the Mountain Green District at 38.8 percent.
The district with the highest percentage voting for the levy was North Morgan, where 43 percent cast ballots supporting the levy.

30 Jun 2013 - 17:34
Events announced

In the entertainment venue, summer hits have been largely centered around superheroes.  Locally, we have our own superheroes—those who volunteer countless hours and dollars to serve their community.
Cries of sadness could be heard all over town from the lack of Independence Day festivities.  Becky Shaw heard that call and came to the rescue.  In a single bound she picked up the heavy torch and took on the daunting task of planning an entire Fourth of July celebration in just a few weeks. 
Thankfully, many people stepped up and volunteered to be her sidekicks.  You may have seen someone running around town handing out parade flyers or throwing together last-minute floats.  If you see them without their capes, please assist them with this crazy undertaking.  If you would like to enter a float in the parade, there is still time!

30 Jun 2013 - 17:34

As you made your way through Morgan City this week, one couldn’t help but notice all the red shirts around town.
Every year, the Washington Heights Church picks a community to serve.  The church has several mission programs overseas that members participate in, but members who couldn’t afford to travel across the globe wanted to affect change in their local communities. 
This desire to serve and “share God’s love” sparked the original “Serve Ogden” efforts.  Last year “Serve Ogden” became “Serve Bountiful,” and this year “Serve Morgan” was born.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Ragnar relay starts at the Utah State University football stadium in Logan and ends at Park City High’s football field.  Part of that 197 mile stretch came right through Morgan County.  Over 1,100 runners came through Morgan on Thursday June 20 and Friday, June 21, either on foot or supporting their teammates in a decorated SUV.  Teams of six to 12 people take turns running all day and through the night. There were several teams from Morgan valley this year.  It is a tough race and not all teams finish, so congratulations to those who persevered!  

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

A group of high school girls from Morgan recently captured the Utah State Summer Games tournament champs title.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

I am preparing this week’s edition of the Campus Connection on Monday, June 24.  I am doing so intentionally before date of the voted levy. As the dust settles and the results of the vote are made known, the district will move forward based on the voice of the people; exactly what the board intended when they initiated the balloting process.  The board and district have every intention of developing a budget and plan that best meets the needs of the students with the resources available.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

Riverside Park was full of children, laughter, games and Bible stories during the Party in the Park last week presented by Morgan Grace Fellowship.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

Concerned resident Lily Mecham wrote to Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert about a danger she identified.  She worried about the Riverside Park playground and splash pad being so close to the river.  

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

I was quite disappointed in how some of our county members acted and behaved due to Leeway voting on both sides of this issue. I am aware of several instances where members were out of hand, yelling, swearing, and name calling because someone didn’t agree with them. There were also a number of cases of sign stealing. Both of these issues have to do with our first amendment rights. If we expect our own freedom of speech we must allow and respect that of others even if we don’t agree. We can talk about these things civilly like the adults we should be. Taking of signs is also an infringement on this amendment. Another problem we encounter is accusing people without proof for such deeds. We have never been and should never be a “guilty until proven innocent” society. If we continue to have this type of attitude in a number of years we will not have a republic because some won’t tolerate the views of others. 

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

Anyone who has taken the ACT test knows what a grueling process it is.  

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

After Alvin Lundgren vacated his four-year seat on the Morgan County Planning Commission, the Morgan County Council appointed Mountain Green resident David Sawyer for the remainder of his term.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 16 to June 22 with a total of 158 calls

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

A recreation agreement among Morgan City, Morgan County and Morgan County School Board has delayed again, much as it has in the past year and a half, this time over the debate of how the entities should share deductibles and claims in the face of a lawsuit.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

The family of Paul R. Stuart would like to thank all the relatives and friends for the food, flowers, and kindness shown to us at the time of our loss.  

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

Rex and Susan Wingle along with Hank and Bonnie Telford are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Jenna Lee Wingle and Chase Roger Telford. A reception will be held in their honor at Huntsville City park, 7450 East 250 South, Huntsville, Utah, on June 29, from 6 – 9 p.m. Jenna and Chase will be living in Logan, Utah while they finish their education. In case of oversight, please come and wish them well at the beginning of their life together.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

Natalie Kaye Nicholas and Aureliano Montes Jr, of San Jose California, will begin their journey together on June 26, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. They will have an open house at Natalie’s home, 2415 S Morgan Valley Drive, on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. In case of oversight (very possible) you are invited to attend and celebrate with friends and family that Friday.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Morgan Search and Rescue would like to thank all the Morgan businesses, the Sheriff’s Office, the County Council, the City of Morgan, and the people of Morgan County for being so welcoming while members of the National Search and Rescue were in town for their convention.  They would also like to thank everyone for supporting the Search and Rescue members of Morgan County, the State Search and Rescue, and the National Search and Rescue Association. 

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Family Tree wishes a happy birthday to Beth Richins, Beth Turner, Don Butters, Mary Louise, and Rosella Compton.  A party for them will be held Saturday, June 29.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

Christian Ecker, son of Chuck and Lisa Ecker, has been called to serve in the Indianapolis, Indiana mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will report to the Provo MTC on July 3, 2013 and will speak at the Milton ward June 30 at 10:45 a.m.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

Andrew Jess Reeder, son of Karl and Pamela Reeder has been called to serve in the New Mexico, Farmington mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will report to the Provo MTC on July 3,2013.

26 Jun 2013 - 10:57

Almost half of the registered voters in Morgan County turned out to the polls Tuesday night to defeat the proposed Morgan County School District voted local levy. 
About 30 people gathered at the county offices late Tuesday night to view the results: 64.41 percent (1,600 votes) against, 35.59 percent (884 votes) for.  Of 5,495 registered voters, 45 percent visited the polls (2,485 voters).
Voter turnout was highest in the Croydon District, where 66 percent of registered voters cast their votes strictly by absentee ballot.  Compared to the other six voting districts, the Croydon District also had the highest percentage (80.7 percent) of voters voting against the levy.
Voter turnout was lowest in the Mountain Green District at 38.8 percent. 
The district with the highest percentage voting for the levy was North Morgan, where 43 percent cast ballots supporting the levy. 
Official results will be unveiled at the July 9 canvas, where absentee and provisional ballots will be included in the final tally.  As of Tuesday, 137 absentee ballots were still out.  To be included in the July 9 canvas, the absentee ballots must be postmarked by June 24 or earlier. 

26 Jun 2013 (All day)

Morgan voters went to the polls yesterday and voted down the proposed vote local levy by a wide margin. 2,485 votes were cast, a 45% voter turnout. 885 (36%) were cast in favor and 1,600 (64%) voted against. The vote was fairly consistent across all precincts. The breakdown by precinct is as follows:
Precinct                     Voters                 For                          Against
Mountain Green         421            141 (33.5%)            280 (66.5%)
Peterson                      587             213 (36.3%)           374 (63.7%)
Canyon Creek            278              73 (26.3%)            205 (73.7%)
City                               516             198 (38.4%)           318 (61.6%)
North Morgan          437             189 (43.25%)          248 (56.75%)
CC State Senate      188                59 (31.4%)             129 (68.6%)
Croydon                      57                 11 (19.3%)             46 (80.7%)

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Like some of you, I have chosen to serve our community by participating on different school committees (MHS Community Council, Morgan Education Foundation and MHS Scholarship Board) that hopefully add value to the educational experience of all of our children.  There are some amazingly smart and dedicated parents who give freely of their time and resources to enrich the educational experience of all of our kids in this valley.  We do not always agree on the best way to meet the needs, but for the most part everyone has the best interest of the kids in mind.  I think we work well together because we leave ego’s and personal agenda’s at the door.  We ask thought provoking questions, we learn the issues and then we try to put forth solutions that meet challenges head on.  Our job isn’t done when we walk out of a meeting.  These are “working” committee’s where we roll up our sleeves and spend countless hours taking action and executing the plans laid out in the meetings.  We work with very tight budgets.  We work hard to raise money, simply because we have too, and consequently are quite conservative in how we spend each and every dollar.  We work closely with the teachers and school administrators.  We feel their pain.  You can never really know that pain until you sit in their classrooms and virtually walk in their shoes.  In most instances we work with the School District Administrators and in some cases we sit side by side with School Board members to find solutions to problems.  We have learned first hand the uniqueness of being part of a school district in rural Morgan County, with an almost nonexistent tax base.  One day that will change, but only when we are willing to accept the fallout that comes with growth and development.  It’s called change, and many are afraid of it.  None the less this area has so very much to offer, but it comes at a price, sometimes a steep price.  It is a price that each of us must bear.  Do I want higher taxes?  No.  Can I afford higher property taxes?  I cannot.  So why do I support the Voted Local Levy?  Because from where I sit, it is the best short term SOLUTION to a long-term problem.  Let’s be very clear about something.  The VLL is not the end-all answer, but it is a real short-term solution that is needed now.  Those who oppose the VLL have become very proficient at propogating what I call the FUD factor.  They spread Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.  It all begins with certain half truths and then leads to veiled forms of borderline deception.  Case in point.  Last night I received a flyer in the mail.  On one side it stated that I have “the opportunity to voice my opinion”.  I’ve read the Constitution and I get that.  This is a truth.  On the other side of the flyer it states in smaller text that if the VLL passes that “I will no longer have a voice or a vote” (false).  It states further that the school board can raise my taxes (truth) without advertising or notifying me (false).  They call it taxation without representation.  What is this, the Boston Tea Party all over again?  Of course we have representation.  It’s called going to the advertised school board meetings and standing up and saying what you have to say.  Do you realize that last week the school board held their annual budget meetings which were fully advertised and open to the public?  Do you also realize that not one single person who opposes the VLL attended the meeting?  If the VLL does not pass, the sun will still rise on on June 26th.  But know this one fact.  If you have a third grader going to Mountain Green Elementary, your child or grandchild will be sitting next to 32 other students of which 2-3 will have major behavioral issues that dominate the teachers time and efforts.  Now imagine the quality education your child is going to experience!  This is real, as real as it gets.  Again, the VLL is a tax, no doubt about it.  It will cost you $2.18 per month for each $100,000 that your home is valued at.  The School District needs $358,000 this next year alone that will go toward four (4) specific needs.  Replacing three educators who have retired or moved, costs associated with special needs students, remediation for those struggling in math and lastly to address state mandated standards and testing.  This is not conjecture, it’s fact.  The time to vote is almost here.  What will you base your vote on?  Will it be the FUD factor that you read about or hear about that has run rampant these past few months?  Or will you call a teacher you can trust, or your local school board member and ask specific questions about specific needs.  Get educated and then do the right thing for you, your family and your kids.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

As an original founder of For Morgan Kids, I’d like to explain how the name was chosen. We determined that we wanted something that was… 

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Education’s purpose, process, and product is the eradication of ignorance and is, in turn, the foundation of law and order in any society.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Beautiful Morgan County…

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Last week one of our school board members wrote to the editor that he didn’t think anyone could go through the school budget and find anywhere that could be cut.