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21 Jun 2013 (All day)

How important is the education of our children.  In our elementary schools we have one class with 35 children, six with 30 or more and 9 with 26 to 29 and our enrollment is growing every year.  How effective can a teacher be with so many students at this critical stage of their development?  I’ve had 10 boys in our scout troop and can’t imagine how a teacher can give adequate attention to 30 students.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Following months of psychological therapy, Brigham City resident Douglas K. Beesley appeared in court Wednesday with his attorney facing voyeurism charges that originated in Morgan County.  He was granted six months to complete his counseling program.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

A landowner adjacent to the proposed Mountain Green Village project has offered an alternative route for a future interstate exchange on his property.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

A Mountain Green resident made his first appearance in Second District Court June 5 in front of Judge Noel S. Hyde facing charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

While perfecting the Mountain Green Village PUD master development agreement, the Morgan County Council is grappling with allowing short-term or temporary rentals in the county.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

In March, Aspen MacArthur and Krista Sorensen and their families traveled to St. George, Utah, to compete in the Dixie at the Spectacular Clogging Competition.  Krista won first place in advanced and Aspen won state champion in the Jr. Pro division.  Both girls competed in a cappella, which is judged solely on sound.  

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Summer is in full swing and for many Morgan youth that means working on 4H projects.  Now is the time to start planning and preparing items to be entered in the Morgan County Fair.   

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

About 10.5 miles from the Morgan exit on Highway 84, and driving south past Porterville stands The Tifie Ranch in Morgan, Utah.  The ranch, which is a family operation, is among the 50 things to do in Morgan County. 

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

To Mom,

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Emma Loo Bell will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday, Jan. 22, 2013.  Family and friends can share the day with her at an open house that day from 2 to 4 pm at the Field Street Church, LDS Ward, 240 S 300 W, Morgan, Utah.

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Jaedyn and Kaeson are excited to announce the marriage of their mom, Jessica Billock to Kris Benson as they celebrate with their friends and family for an evening of food, drinks, dancing and fun for the couple’s first night together as Mr. and Mrs. Benson. Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. until the evening ends. 

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Dear Mom and Dad, Happy 50th Anniversary! June 21, 1963. Thank you for your amazing example. We love you. 

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Tod and Karen Straw are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Shaneece, to Dustin Lane Stewart, son of Paul and Gina Stewart.  Shaneece and Dustin have chosen Friday, June 28, 2013 to be married in the Bountiful LDS Temple. 

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Anthony Nelson and Rebecca Rees are excited to be married on Wed. June 26, 2013 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Many young boys have a dream of being a cowboy. A small group of college students decided to bring this dream to life. Several young men from Texas determined to ride all the way from Mexico to Canada, and rode through Morgan earlier this week. 

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

Many people flock to Morgan County for its abundance of recreational opportunities. Activities such as boating, fishing, rafting, hiking, snowmobiling, hunting, bike riding and more are readily enjoyed throughout the county. Whether it is a family outing, a weekend camping with friends, or a solo retreat, residents and visitors alike are able to make great memories and find pure enjoyment. 

21 Jun 2013 (All day)

“Is anyone here a redneck?” questioned the announcer at the United Truck Pulls on Saturday, June 15. This would seem to be a redundant question to outsiders, but those inside the sport know that there is more to truck pulls than that.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board reviewed and unanimously accepted the final fiscal year 2013 budget Tuesday.  Business Manager D’Lynn Poll said the school district collected more redemption taxes than usual this year and tax collection rates are up.  Redemption taxes are property taxes that land owners have failed to pay in years past.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

With 2,085 lakes in Utah and more than 89,000 miles of streams and rivers, water is an essential natural resource in the state that must be preserved and protected.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

At Morgan Elementary School, one of the smallest classes of fifth graders completed their school year in May.  The kindergarten class that has registered for the upcoming 2013-14 year is about 20 students larger than the fifth graders that recently completed the school year, said Principal Tim Wolff. The 116 registered kindergarteners represent a typical class size, Wolff said.  The 2012-13 kindergarten class was large with 128.   

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Although the change was debated, Morgan High School administrators agree that switching venues for annual graduation services was a good decision.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Kassie Nagel went undefeated all year long in shot put and discus in every track meet that she participated in Utah.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

During the course of the public debate on the necessity of a Voted Local Levy in the Morgan School District, we often times  forget the larger picture of the financial struggles faced by the state and most districts.  State Superintendent of Schools Martell Menlove stated in a community meeting in Morgan County last month that Morgan School District is not alone in facing financial challenges when it comes to balancing their budgets this year.  A quick review of the state’s newspapers and television stations and you will see many headlines, news stories and editorials dealing with school finance.  One example can be found on the editorial page of the Sunday, June 2, issue of the Ogden Standard Examiner.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

15          Wasatch Mountain State Park – MidwayHuber Grove Tour: Tour the historic Huber Grove at 10 a.m., and 3 p.m., and learn about the history of this charming site. 435-654-1791

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

All the incumbents up for re-election on the Morgan City Council filed to continue holding their seats.  With a total of four seats up for grabs, two incumbents will run unopposed.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

All the incumbents up for re-election on the Morgan City Council filed to continue holding their seats.  With a total of four seats up for grabs, two incumbents will run unopposed.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

I am a Morgan County resident and taxpayer, a father with children currently in Morgan schools, and a recently-appointed member of the Morgan School Board.  I will vote in favor of the Voted Local Levy as I believe it is the best option for our current situation.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

I want to urge everyone to vote “NO” on the tax levy that Morgan School District is proposing.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

After spending a total of $22,000 last year on perfecting addressing records throughout the county, Morgan County is seeking a $10,000 State of Utah Cadastral Grant to create parcel data.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

I met Katelyn Braithwaite in September 2012 at the library, where she had two collection boxes.  One was for school supplies and the other for children’s books. Impressed with her ambition and curious about the results of her efforts, I needed to find out what would drive such a young girl to do such big things.  I discovered that great examples and determination played a major role in her accomplishments.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Utah’s official fire season begins and the open burning season officially ends each year on May 31. Fire danger will increase rapidly as warmer and drier weather develops. So far, tests are showing that despite the rainy spring, moisture levels in grassy fuels are below average. So far this spring, several debris burns have blown out of control, escaped and become wildfires burning private and public land. As of June 1, open burning is prohibited without a permit.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

So many veterans feel confused about benefits and the services they have earned. There is so much to know, and there are so many changes from one year to the next. 

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Marie McQuiddy Daley Softball Tournament is held in honor of our courageous mother, daughter, relative and friend.  Please come cheer on teams and enjoy the day with us.  The tournament will take place this Saturday, June 15 at the Wilkinson Rec Plex.  For more information contact Audrey Peterson or Tara Hammer.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County Library has started signups for families and individuals to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  The library encourages everyone to participate from babes in arms to 100-year-olds and even beyond, the library staff laughed as they realized there really are library patrons older than this.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

SFC Daniel Merz Glick is retiring from the United States Army after 20 years of active duty service.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Kellie Jo Carrigan has been called to serve in the Arizona, Phoenix mission. 

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Havala May Rich and Mason Thomas Wright are to be married June 15, 2013. Their parents Stephen & Lynelle Rich, Chad & Marya Wright, and Jean & Anna Middleton are celebrating that evening at a reception given in Mason’s and Havala’s honor.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Kurt and Angi Bryant are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Savanna to Hayden Roney son of Park and Stephanie Roney. Savanna and Hayden will be married June 21, 2013, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Kylie Ann Hoopes and Colten Goddard Tholen have chosen June19, 2013, to be married for time and all eternity in the Brigham City Temple. 

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Morgan Valley Marathon has been a dream in the making for the past few years. The idea of a marathon in Morgan began among a group of friends who love to run the roads of the beautiful Morgan Valley. 

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Friday, June 7, Milton residents had an unexpected guest: an American black bear.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Ragnar Relay Series and its original Ragnar Wasatch Back event is expected to bring some 17,500 runners, 1,500 teams and record crowds to the region for its first three-day, two-race event in the company’s history.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

The three Morgan County residents named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed Dec. 31, 2013, say their upcoming answer set to be filed soon with the 2nd District Court will “exonerate all claims.”

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Morgan High School’s Thomas Ericson has announced he will enroll at Illinois College in the fall and compete as a member of the school’s football team.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Morgan Storm U-11 girls team, comprised of local Morgan county players, swept first place honors in the silver division of the Wasatch Classic played in Layton/Kaysville during the Memorial day weekend.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Anticipation grew dribble by dribble as the crowd at the Morgan Middle School grew on Monday, June 3.  The group came to see celebrated Utah Jazz player Jeremy Evans.   

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

On Saturday, June 1 4-H and FFA members from around the county and surrounding areas gathered at the Morgan County Fairgrounds for the June Livestock Show. Students from grades 3 to 12 presented show steers and lambs to be judged in market and showmanship classes. In the market classes, the animals were put into groups based on their weight and were judged on their build and the quality of the animal. In the showmanship classes, students were divided by grade into senior, intermediate and junior showmanship groups. The students were then judged on their knowledge and ability to handle their animal and their animal’s appearance and behavior.