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7 Dec 2012 (All day)

Amy Anne Creager returned from the France, Paris Mission and will be speaking on 9 December 2012 at the Highlands Ward Bldg., 5378 Old Highway Rd. Mountain Green, Utah at 10:50 am.

7 Dec 2012 (All day)

Geraldine Durrant Rollins Taylor, 78, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

7 Dec 2012 (All day)

Pictured in the middle is Harold Orton. The Orton family are long-time residents of Morgan County. To his far left is his daughter Lynn Orton Boyce. To the right of him is his Granddaughter Tiffany Wright-Roberts, daughter of Lynn Orton Boyce and the late Terry Wright. 

7 Dec 2012 (All day)

David LeRoy Baugh Jr. “Roy” passed away November 29, 2012, after an 8 year battle with liver disease. Roy was born April 18, 1938, to David LeRoy and Edith Mary Amidan Baugh in Slaterville, Utah.  After living in Ogden until he was 6 years old, they moved to North Ogden where his father built an auto mechanic garage adjacent to their home which was a huge part of their lives. Roy’s father taught him how to work on cars and farm machinery and most of all taught and passed on the ‘Baugh Tidy Gene.’

7 Dec 2012 (All day)

Morgan County recently bid a fond farewell to a household name, Barber Brothers Ford.  In 1981, the Barber brothers opened their first location in Morgan City.  They started out as High Country Chevrolet Oldsmobile and after several changes, ended up taking on the Ford franchise and moved their building to its current location in 1998.  

4 Dec 2012 - 14:45

Scott Logan Gollaher is scheduled to appear before Judge Noel S. Hyde in a Morgan court room Wednesday on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, an additional 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of sodomy on a child.
Gollaher, a registered sex offender, was constructing a new home in the Morgan area when reports of sexual abuse reached the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.
On June 17, 2012, Morgan County Deputy Joseph Rohbock was called by a concerned mother whose 11-year-old daughter had been the victim of a sexual offense incident. The mother had allowed her daughter and her daughter’s cousin to go with a friend the previous day.  The three girls had traveled to Morgan to Scott Gollaher’s home at 246 E. Woods Creed Road in Morgan City.  While visiting the Morgan home, the young girl said she had been touched, spanked and continually fondled.  The visit involved a four-wheeler ride where Gollaher was the driver and the victim was his passenger in front.

3 Dec 2012 - 16:44

Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, was booked into the Davis County Jail Saturday, Dec. 1, after being released from a local hospital.  Biggs lead Morgan County deputies on a high-speed chase through three counties before attempting to ram a Morgan Sheriff vehicle in South Weber.  A Morgan deputy ended the situation when he fired his weapon into the windshield of Biggs’ GMC pickup and struck Biggs in the left eye.  The deputy has been put on paid administrative leave while the case is being investigated by the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Our Morgan Trojan football team held nothing back in their blow-out season opening victory over Delta.  The team used their incredible defensive efforts to block Delta out completely, which secured their 35-0 win.  What a great start to what is sure to be a memorable and successful 2013-14 season.

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Consultant Matthew Godfrey with Better City said Morgan County’s economic development future could lie in courting the shooting sports industry.  The move would accompany an overall recreation push for the county’s future.

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

There are many American flags that proudly grace the Morgan County skyline, but there are few that have stories like the flag the flies over Young Ford in Morgan.

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

DECA is one of Morgan High School’s newest clubs. While DECA was founded in 1947, Morgan High School’s chapter of DECA is in its first year. DECA is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) that involves marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. DECA’s areas of focus include business, finance, hospitality, marketing sales and services, entrepreneurship, business management, and other business-related areas. 

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Following the untimely death of Morgan County Councilman Don Mathews, the county is seeking to fill his vacancy representing District 5 in the North Morgan area.

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Having to read books for an English grade can be a real challenge for some middle school students, but for Dr. Gina Stuart’s Advanced Reading Class, independent reading is second nature and these students love to read.  A well stated quote by class member Savannah Wallace describes her love of reading like this, “Books are amazing things that can give you thousands of new ideas.  I love to get into new books, live in the action, and become best friends with the characters.”  

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

I start this week’s article with a confession.  I love elementary school libraries.  A great school library serves as the figurative, and occasionally, the literal center of the school.  Many of the highlights of my career have happened in school libraries, from staff celebrations to parent committee meetings; from sharing my favorite book with students to listening as they share theirs.  The elementary school library, in my mind, is the family room of the school.  So, with this obvious bias, allow me to explain why Morgan Elementary’s library is an essential part of our system.

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 18-24, with a total of 144 calls

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

The county is gearing up for a development one Morgan County Council member said could “change the face of Morgan County.”

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Encouraging customer to mail early this holiday season, Utah Post Offices have released suggested mail-by dates to ensure holiday cards and packages reach their destinations in time.

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Local writer Jeremy Taylor had a dream to become a published author when he started his business, C.N.F.I. Publishing (Creative Notion Foundation of Imagination), in 2003.  He has accomplished this by believing in his dreams and working towards them.  “I do believe that if an individual believes deeply enough one can accomplish their goals!” Taylor expresses on his blog http://cnfi-publishingproducts.blogspot.com,   “I had to believe in my own abilities and in my dreams.”

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

At the Sons of Utah Pioneers monthly dinner meeting on Nov. 19, winners of the Favorite Pioneer Ancestor contest were announced and recognized along with their parents.  

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

 
East Canyon State Park Rangers James Lowe, Elizabeth Kovacs, and Jeff Dale were presented the Challenge Coin Commendation from Hill Air Force Base Colonel Henke of the 748th SCMG/419th Squadron for saving the life of Air Force employee Craig Feasel. The rangers were presented challenge coins, received a standing ovation, and were made honorary members of the squadron.

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Monday evening many gathered at the library for “The Gift of Reading” family fun night. 

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

The holidays are here and what better way to ring in the season than to come listen to the Morgan Community Choir. The performance will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Morgan High School auditorium.  

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Thank you – I would like to thank all the men who brought me wood and the men and young men from the church that cut, split and stacked it in the wood shed. 

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Melanie and Eric Moore and their family collected over 100 bags of items to be donated to St. Anne’s homeless shelter in Ogden.  They filled a trailer with clothes, books, used and new toys, blankets, gloves, hygiene items, diapers and other types of donations.  “Anything people brought we took,” Melanie explained.  The shelter needs warm items to hand out during the cold months.  They love to have toys to hand out for holidays and birthdays.  The shelter accepts any kind of donation.  St. Anne’s goal is to help individuals and families move into permanent housing, so any items that are not used at the shelter are used to help people when they accomplish that goal.  People are generally moving with no possessions and these items help them get established.   

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Paden and Karlee would like to announce their marriage on Dec. 1, 2012, in the Bountiful temple.  

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Look who made it 40 years together!!!

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

The children of Larry and Wilma Hatch congratulate their parents on 50 wonderful years of marriage! 

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend returned to his heavenly home on November 21, 2012, in St. George, Utah, following a courageous battle with bladder cancer. 

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Donald Lee Mathews was born on November 8, 1953 to the parents of George Clark and Marcelene Lott Mathews in Cedar City, UT.  He grew up in Orem, Utah and graduated from Orem High School.  Don attended BYU and served an LDS mission to Mexico, Mexico City.  He married his true love, Cheri Lyn Bell on April 29, 1976 in the Salt Lake Temple.  Don passed away on November 23, 2012 due to heart failure.

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

This time of year is generally filled with shopping and stress.  There is all this pressure to make sure everyone is happy on Christmas morning.  It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.  

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

The Morgan community mourns the loss this week of a great leader, service man and friend.  Don Mathews passed away in the early hours on Friday, Nov. 23, of heart failure. Don was born in Cedar City on Nov. 8, 1953, to George Clark and Marcelene Mathews.  Later his family moved to Orem, where he attended school and graduated from Orem High. An active child, Don especially enjoyed playing soccer and was able to be the team’s goalie. He loved to snow ski in the winter and would often catch the bus to Sundance to enjoy a day out on the slopes. Don especially enjoyed listening to radio broadcaster Paul Harvey and as a child he would run home from school to hear Paul quip his famous tag line “now the rest of the story.” He was well liked as a child and quite the character. He would often be found hanging out with his brother Jeff. He loved to make his family laugh and in turn, they found enjoyment in making Don laugh so hard soda would come out of his nose. 

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

The interlocal agreement among the city, county, and school board that governs recreation programs in the county is in place, but on shaky ground.

27 Nov 2012 (All day)

What started out as a Morgan County deputy noticing a driver driving without any lights on along Interstate 84 ended up in a high speed chase spanning three counties and the first officer-involved shooting in the county in at least 15 years.

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

Friday, Nov. 16, the Morgan High School track was a sea of crimson energy as the second grade lined up for the second annual Turkey Trot.  The eager children wore red as they wrapped up Red Ribbon Week.  The little gentlemen stood aside while little ladies took the first lap.  A classic ribbon flag was held across the starting line and at the signal the girls took off at an amazing pace.  The girls raced each other the ¼ mile around the track.  They showed great spirit and sportsmanship from the first runners across the finish line to the last of the class who steadfastly walked to the end.  Cheers were given for all the racers for completing the race.  

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

“The child’s first and most important teacher is the parent.” 

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT OWLS  Our team standings for this week are in 1st place is Holy Bowlers and team members are Cathy Friery, Laurel Hoopes, Ruth Preece, and Dave Preece. In 2nd place is Shooters and team members are Mike Shope, Teresa Shope, Lynsey Enlow, and Craig Mahoskey. In 3rd place is Northrop Grumman and team members are Ashton Hoopes, Pat Olsen, Pat Bird, and Randy Glanville. Our high scores and series for this week go to Natalie Coleman 153, Chad Hayes 190 and a 506 series, Teresa Shope 158, Pauline Maxwell 178 and a 463 series, Shadd Straw 194 and a 512 series, Neal Betz 177, Misty Spendlove 154, and Renn Hoopes 189. Great Bowling!

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts that state Road 65, the Big Mountain Highway, will close to all traffic for the winter at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov, 26.

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

Morgan County School officials promised constituents they would look into a dual immersion language program at area elementary schools.  As part of that promise, the community councils at both Morgan and Mountain Green elementary schools have written a survey to measure interest in the area.  

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

The D.A.R.E. program may be poised to make a comeback to the Morgan County School District.

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

Family Fun Night will be Monday, Nov. 26, at the Morgan County Library.  The event has been named, “Gift of Reading,” and will begin at 6 p.m.

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 11 - 17, with a total of 128 calls

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

More than a century and a half ago, one American author wrote of the cold, desolate, distrustful, phantoms that invariably haunt the mind, on the eve of adventurous enterprises, to warn us back within the boundaries of ordinary life.  

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

Since developer Rulon Gardner presented his plans for a community development agency, or CDA, to the Morgan County Council, Morgan County School Board members have been receiving irate calls.

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

Mary Jane Wright Straight’s life was celebration of family, art, education, and conversation. On November 20, 2012 she passed away surrounded by her children and their spouses. Mary was born to Clark and Elizabeth Wright in Price, Utah, on December 22, 1930. The third of four children, Mary grew up in Morgan, Utah, and graduated from Morgan High. After a time working for the California Dairy Council and Port of San Diego, she returned and completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah.

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

Elder Nathan R. Buchanan, son of Patrick and Stacey Buchanan of Morgan, has accepted a call to serve the Lord as an LDS missionary in the Indianapolis, Indiana mission.  

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

Like most parents, Jeff and Debbie Trussell spend each day trying to raise their family with love and provide for their needs. Unlike most parents, this effort is complicated by the severe medical challenges they face every day with their 9-year-old son Brennan.

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

The Nov. 20 canvas changed the outcome of the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race between incumbent Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall by just one vote.  On election night, Hipwell was the winner by 23 votes.  After all the provisional ballots and absentee ballots were counted, Hipwell won by 24 votes.  

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

On Nov. 13, the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education along with the Utah State Board of Education hosted the second annual Symposium on Social Studies and Civic Education in Utah Schools.  During this event, Lydia Nuttall of Mountain Green was presented with the 2012 Community Leader in Civic and Character Education award by Lt. Governor, Greg Bell.  

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

Huntsville resident and former military pilot Darren Tidwell, age 50, perished in a plane crash Nov. 15. The incident occurred just five miles north of the Morgan County airport shortly after take-off.  According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s office, Tidwell was flying to Logan for a project he was working on when his aircraft went down.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation.