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24 May 2013 (All day)

Bailey Farris, daughter of Jann and Wendy Farris has been called to serve in the Dominican Republic, Santiago Mission.

24 May 2013 (All day)

Bailey Janelle Lubeck, daughter of Bill and Leslie Lubeck, has been called to serve in the China Hong Kong Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

24 May 2013 (All day)

Join the Morgan High School Class of 2013 in celebrating their graduation.  The accomplished seniors will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas today at 12:30 p.m. in the Dee Events Center at Weber State 
University.

24 May 2013 (All day)

Instead of just another field day, the students and faculty at Morgan Elementary School participated in Relay Recess, raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.

24 May 2013 (All day)

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

24 May 2013 (All day)

Dear Editor:
Why I am voting no on the Morgan County levy tax?  Morgan County has one of the highest tax rates in Utah.  The Morgan County Commissioners do everything in their power to drive out business.  It’s time people with large families pay their fair share.  A head tax would be a great start.  Sell the Morgan County airport to a private company and tax it.  None of the proposed tax increase will go to better pay for teachers.
~ Brent Fenstermaker 

24 May 2013 (All day)

Dear Editor:
After attending the school administration/board presentation regarding their proposed levy for increasing property taxes, I think that they made a fine presentation.  However, I must disagree that it was entirely factual.
According to the county treasurer, they received $7.033 million from property taxes in 2012.  Education presently receives 71 percent of our property taxes.

24 May 2013 (All day)

Dear Editor:
This letter is written in support of the Morgan School Board’s proposed voted levy.  We have been impressed over the years with the quality of the educational programs provided for the students in Morgan County.  Our children have all graduated from the school system and have found success in post high school educational and employment pursuits. 

24 May 2013 (All day)

Dear Editor:
Growing a bountiful garden is a complex, evolving and sometimes trying process.  So many influences determine the success or failure of the outcome.  Is the success or failure of our children any different?  Is it any less complex?  Do we want our children to survive and just be fine?  Or do we want them to thrive and bear loads of fruit that will give back to the world around them as they mature?

24 May 2013 (All day)

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.  Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
- Gloria Steinem 

24 May 2013 (All day)

A huge reason we have so many individual success stories in our special education program at Morgan Middle School is because of the success of our peer tutor program.   These students play a vital role in the success of some of their fellow students.

24 May 2013 (All day)

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

24 May 2013 (All day)

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, both elementary schools will realize the full implementation of “skill classes.”  An idea planned many years ago, this change has become necessary now as the district faces ongoing funding deficits.  With this change, the Morgan County School District is projected to save $76,800 over the next two years.

24 May 2013 (All day)

Morgan High School held its annual Scholarship Awards Night on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.  Parents, families, teachers and community members all gathered to honor the nearly 100 members of the Class of 2013 who received scholarships to help them pursue their dreams of gaining a post high school education.  

17 May 2013 (All day)

On May 14 a new Utah law takes effect that bans teen drivers from using a cell phone while driving. House Bill 103 sponsored by Rep. Lee Perry and Senate sponsor, Lyle Hillyard, is designed to protect new drivers from distraction as they develop and hone their driving skills. 

17 May 2013 (All day)

The eighty-sixth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

17 May 2013 (All day)

Questar Gas is requesting an increase in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the monthly bill for the typical residential customer will increase by about $3.95 on June 1.

17 May 2013 (All day)

Goldenwest Credit Union is hosting a free Health Care Reform Seminar on May 24. This symposium will provide timely information on how business owners and managers can proactively prepare for the changes and cost increases that will be associated with the Affordable Care Act. Jennifer Danielson, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, will be the featured speaker at this event. 

17 May 2013 (All day)

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.

17 May 2013 (All day)

The Morgan High School Trojan baseball team left Spanish Fork on May 11 with an invitation to the second round of the state baseball playoffs.

17 May 2013 (All day)

The role of a successful teacher extends far beyond the classroom.  

17 May 2013 (All day)

One of the joys of education is seeing students successfully go from learning their ABCs to the art of reading and understanding.  When the lights come on and a child says, “I can read this myself,” parents and teachers see the accomplishment of their endeavors and the true triumph of a small child.  This achievement was made in part by the importance of our current reading teachers in our elementary schools.  

17 May 2013 (All day)

The past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to reflect on this school year and all the intricate details that make up our educational system.  It reminded me of a quote I heard recently:

17 May 2013 (All day)

Voted Local Levy-Another Point of View

17 May 2013 (All day)

Having spent 13 years as the superintendent of schools in Morgan County, I understand the pressing need for additional revenues that the school district is currently experiencing.  Morgan is consistently in the bottom 25 percent of Utah school districts when it comes to expenditures and revenues per student.  Last school year, the district ranked 34th out of 41 when considering all expenditures as well as the daily operations budget.  With the exception of Juab School District, all other district with less money per student were much larger than Morgan (Alpine, Box Elder, Davis, Jordan, Nebo) and thus enjoy the advantages provided by the economy of scales.

17 May 2013 (All day)

The Voted Levy – A Parent’s Perspective

17 May 2013 (All day)

I am in favor of the voted local levy and will vote “FOR” on June 25th.  I have lived in 5 western states and have had children attend schools in all 5 of those states.  The Morgan School District is by far the best of the other schools our children have attended.  My youngest 3 children graduated from Morgan and had a marvelous experience.

17 May 2013 (All day)

Morgan’s special needs group brought a measure of unexpected joy to mothers living in an Ogden domestic violence shelter during Mother’s Day weekend.  

17 May 2013 (All day)

 
Morgan Valley Ballet Company and Marcato Children’s Choir presented a show of fun and games, but it was obvious they put in a lot of work and practice to prepare for the performance.  

17 May 2013 (All day)

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls

17 May 2013 (All day)

Following a change recently approved by the Morgan County Council, all dogs in Morgan County should be licensed every January.  Previously, dog owners licensed their animals anytime, and the license lasted a year from the original licensing date.  

17 May 2013 (All day)

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them? The Utah Safety Council and the Buckle Up For Love program are encouraging all parents and caregivers to buckle themselves and their children safely and properly. The Utah Safety Council offers a few basic rules of Child Passenger Safety, along with information about Utah laws. 

17 May 2013 (All day)

About 85 residents will have to officially change their addresses after the Morgan County Council voted to clear up glaring addressing discrepancies.

17 May 2013 (All day)

Paige McAllister, daughter of Rick and Erin McAllister has been called to serve in the Phoenix, Arizona Mission. She entered the MTC on May 8, and will report to Phoenix on May 21.

17 May 2013 (All day)

Ashley Jane Curfew has been called to serve in the Nebraska, Omaha mission. Her farewell is Sunday, May 19, at 9 a.m. at the Field Street Chapel. She reports to the Provo MTC on May 29.

17 May 2013 (All day)

As plans for 533 dwelling units on 105 acres in Mountain Green proceed, residents want to see room for a future interstate exchange that is now missing from the developer’s proposed master plan for the Mountain Green Village Planned Unit Development.  However, some say reserving land indefinitely for a future right of way is not feasible.

17 May 2013 (All day)

Morgan High Track team took top honors on Friday, May 10 as the girls ended up taking 3rd in Region and the boys following right along taking 5th. 

17 May 2013 (All day)

What started out as a celebration for Mountain Green members of the LDS church became a celebration for the whole community. As it was recently found that the building housing many of the Mountain Green wards would celebrate its 50th year, Bishop Tyler Quigley and Dave Wall along with many others decided to plan a party May 11.   

17 May 2013 (All day)

As plans for 533 dwelling units on 105 acres in Mountain Green proceed, residents want to see room for a future interstate exchange that is now missing from the developer’s proposed master plan for the Mountain Green Village Planned Unit Development.  However, some say reserving land indefinitely for a future right of way is not feasible.

17 May 2013 (All day)

After 36 years Mrs. London is finally getting out of 2nd grade! Please join us in honoring Lyn London at a retirement open house as we celebrate her years of love and dedication as an elementary teacher. Wednesday May 22, 2013 2:30-7 p.m. Coalville Fire Station 86 E. Center St. Coalville. Please no gifts.

17 May 2013 (All day)

Paige McAllister, daughter of Rick and Erin McAllister has been called to serve in the Phoenix, Arizona Mission. She entered the MTC on May 8, and will report to Phoenix on May 21.

17 May 2013 (All day)

Ashley Jane Curfew has been called to serve in the Nebraska, Omaha mission. Her farewell is Sunday, May 19, at 9 a.m. at the Field Street Chapel. She reports to the Provo MTC on May 29.

17 May 2013 (All day)

John S Harames, Sr, 70, passed away from natural causes on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  
John was born on January 12, 1943 in Ogden, UT to Spiro J and Marion B Harames.    He graduated from Morgan High School in 1961.  From 1962 to 1981 he was married to DeAnn Rock.  They made their home in Morgan and together they had three children; Geni, John, and Geri.  In 1985 he married Sharlee Workman.  They lived in North Ogden and Mesquite, NV and were married until 2001.  In recent years, John has re-connected with both DeAnn and Sharlee and they have remained good friends.

17 May 2013 (All day)

Ron Atwood was recently allowed to build one large hangar in the footprint of two smaller 50 foot by 50 foot ones at the Morgan County Airport in Mountain Green.  The change will allow for an additional 15 foot by 50 foot space.  Atwood said the additional space would not only allow him to house three more airplanes in the hangar, but it would also provide more property tax revenue to the county.

17 May 2013 (All day)

Following a change recently approved by the Morgan County Council, all dogs in Morgan County should be licensed every January.  Previously, dog owners licensed their animals anytime, and the license lasted a year from the original licensing date.  

17 May 2013 (All day)

About 85 residents will have to officially change their addresses after the Morgan County Council voted to clear up glaring addressing discrepancies.
“Emergency dispatch has told us we have to stick with one street name,” said Dave Manning, county GIS technician.  

17 May 2013 (All day)

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them? The Utah Safety Council and the Buckle Up For Love program are encouraging all parents and caregivers to buckle themselves and their children safely and properly. The Utah Safety Council offers a few basic rules of Child Passenger Safety, along with information about Utah laws. 

17 May 2013 (All day)

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office 
reports the following activity for
May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls

17 May 2013 (All day)

Morgan Valley Ballet Company and Marcato Children’s Choir presented a show of fun and games, but it was obvious they put in a lot of work and practice to prepare for the performance.