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15 Jun 2012 (All day)

 
Dear Editor,
Regarding Mr. Hornes letter to the editor that was published in the June 1 edition of The Morgan County News, I would first suggest that there are about 6.6 million Americans that would take great offense to your comparing of anything going on in the U.S. to the holocaust and the mass murder of 6 million people in WWII.

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

The Morgan School District is developing a new policy governing fund-raising and donations.  Not only does it put restrictions on the type of fund-raising allowed in schools, it also protects local merchants and assigns guidelines for vendors and advertisers wishing to solicit students and district employees.

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

Although the Morgan County School Board voted to dip into pay-as-you-go funds to balance the “bare bones” budget this year, they are promising the tax payers a tax increase next year.

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

With primary elections approaching, it is always good to be educated about your candidates.  Please note the following candidates: 

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

District employees are racked with cuts, and the school board is threatening an inevitable tax increase.  But where did things go wrong?

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

The Chief Genealogical Officer at FamilySearch is a world-renowned Irish researcher.  Irish records are challenging and often necessitate a visit to Ireland to fully research the records.  He is fond of saying, “You don’t have to visit Ireland. You GET to visit Ireland.”

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

Lisa Hone, or Lisa Hatch Hone as she is known on Facebook, came to Morgan with her husband and family five years ago, seeking a good community to raise children.  And boy, do the Hones feel like they came to the right place!  

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

Whether you only have a day to spend as a port of call on a cruise or a week or longer where you can really kick back and enjoy, the Cayman Islands are a great vacation destination.  With a population of about 55,000, the islands are often regarded as the safest islands to visit and its people the friendliest in the Caribbean.  The people of the Cayman Islands speak English (British English) but with their own Caymanian flair.  Each island and its residents take on their own personality and will make your visits to any of the three islands a unique experience. 

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

Memorial Day has passed, bringing another end to the vacations and celebrations and we’ve gone back to our own battles and battlefields.  But are we better for the battles?  Did we truly celebrate our freedom, or just the day off from the office, school or other rigorous responsibilities; that is, if we even were given the day off? 

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

Even though summer is here for over 2,000 Morgan students, it only takes about two weeks before the kids start to ask, “What can I do today, mom?”  As educators we hope you will take time with your children to continue the process of learning as the summer progresses.   

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

Even though summer is here for over 2,000 Morgan students, it only takes about two weeks before the kids start to ask, “What can I do today, mom?”  As educators we hope you will take time with your children to continue the process of learning as the summer progresses.   

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

The Morgan Academy of Dance and Tumbling presented their students from the three studios, in three shows, at one place: Morgan High School Auditorium. The three studios are located in Morgan, Mountain Green, and Coalville.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

Weber County dispatch officials are so concerned about addressing problems in Morgan County that they are unwilling to be held responsible if emergency crews are unable to find addresses.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

As part of celebrating its 100th anniversary worldwide, Holcim is donating 100 man hours to the communities they operate in.  In Morgan, this means $8,000 worth of new playground equipment for the Croydon Park, as well as the man-hours needed to install it.  The equipment removed from the Croydon park is slated to be installed at the county fairgrounds.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

Samuel Glenn Taylor and Nicole Kendell have chosen Friday June 8, 2012, to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah Temple. 

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

Ron and Marion Andrews are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Heather, to Trevor Lee, son of Russ and Shirley Lee.  In case of an oversight, please join us for a reception in their honor Friday, June 8 from 6-8 p.m. at 62 East Young Street.d

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

MORGAN - Our Dad, brother, uncle, son and good friend Patrick Allen Alexander (Gomm), 59, passed away on Sunday, June 3, at the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans home from Lewy Body Dementia, after fighting a valiant battle from the disease.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

 
County seeing uptick in building permits

The number of building permits is on the rise this year, said Morgan County Councilwoman Ronda Kippen.  So far this year, 20 applicants have filed building permits.  That is an increase compared to four at this time last year.
8 Jun 2012 (All day)

By asking their human resource consultant to write up a job description, the Morgan County Council is moving ahead with creating a county facilities manager to oversee three departments.  The new job description will help the council settle on a salary range in the future.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

The Morgan County Sheriff vehicles have a new look.  You will soon see them around town, hopefully to the side of the road or in passing, and not behind you enforcing the ‘Click it or Ticket’ law which is currently in full force.  

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

Randolph Peay of Porterville is budding as an up and coming artist on both a local and national level.  In April he graduated from BYU Idaho receiving his BS in Fine Arts.  Now he is receiving accolades for his growing portfolio.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

Movies in the park are fast becoming a popular inexpensive date night, family night out and all around great fun for anyone who comes. The Orn family has been working to provide this opportunity to all the members of our community from Morgan to Mountain Green. 

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

 
Goldenwest Credit Union was named the 2012 Utah “Best of State” medal winner in the credit union category for the fifth consecutive year. The Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in a vast array of industry sectors including business, education, hospitality, retail, and technology. More than 200 specific category winners have been acknowledged in this program that is dedicated to recognizing and promoting outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Utah.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

This last week the Queen of England celebrated 60 years on the throne with a Diamond Jubilee.  She has now served longer than any other monarch since Queen Victoria, who reined for 63 years.  Many residents of Morgan have English ancestry.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

The Shoshone and Ute Indians made Richville their home during the summer time. For the most part they were friendly and the pioneers shared with them. Some of the journals say, “As they would ride through the area the scalps could be seen hanging about them. These scalps were from other tribes of Indians and not from white men.” 

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

Roll-over Friday on I-84. There were two occupants. The passenger had minor injuries, but both were able to climb out of the vehicle on their own.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

When dealing with a volatile market, sometimes the most difficult challenge is to manage your emotions. If you decide you need to re-examine your game plan, it should be done with as much care as you put into developing that plan in the first place. Your financial professional may be able to help you decide if any of the following may be appropriate for you.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

   Leon LaMadeleine is 70 years old.  Forty years ago, he recalls the lower incidence of disease.  Today, it seems, when he calls his relatives, something bad is happening.  Someone has cancer, has had a heart attack, has pancreatitis or kidney problems, has a child with autism, or has lost a job. 

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

When you have your last child leave your home, you realize that you are not an expert on anything related to raising children. Number six has just left the nest and graduated last week from Morgan High School.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

 
On May 11 the kindergarten students joined the FFA students for a farm field trip at Morgan’s Diamond D Ranch. They learned about horses, cows, baby animals, crops, roping, barrel racing, and played keyhole and goat tying. They had lots of fun and learned much. The FFA students loved helping the kids learn about animals.

8 Jun 2012 (All day)

Friday, June 1, 1st Bank hosted a barbecue for the community at their Morgan City location.  The event brought in a crowd of over 300 people.  Kent Francis served up hamburgers and hot dogs and guests had an array of chips, cookies and drink to choose from on the table beside him.  1st bank has 10J branches, and anyone who brought in a friend to open a new checking account received a free gift.  They were also entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire or an Apple iPad.  There were 10 given out in all, one at each branch.  1st Bank would like to thank the community for coming out and sharing their day.  The bank’s next event will be a car wash on July 13.  It is a big event each year and proceeds go to their Relay For Life team which raises money for the American Cancer Society.  They would like to invite everyone out to come and support them in the fight against cancer.

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

The fifth grade students from Mountain Green Elementary School spent the year learning about United States history and government.  As a culminating activity to demonstrate what they had learned, they put on a “Great American” program for their parents and the MGES studentbody.  

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

For the past two years the Morgan County School District has been investigating the possibility of creating a dual immersion program within the district.  This educational program has a distinctive 50/50 curriculum in English and a second language that is integrated for academic content.  It is aligned with the Utah State Core.  It begins in first grade and adds an additional grade each year until the sixth grade. These second-language teachers generally come from outside the district and they usually replace a teacher within the school that is being transferred or replaced.

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

Brayden Stegelmeier, 14, and Miles Mecham, 16, have taken on what members of the community consider a “huge, worthwhile” project for their combined Eagle Scout project.

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

Memorial Day is a great time for family history.  Each year my family makes an outing to three or four cemeteries.  A part of our outing is that we have breakfast at the same restaurant each year.  While it may be true that the kids enjoy breakfast more than the cemetery visits, our annual trek has become family tradition, one that my kids even seem to enjoy and look forward to.  

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

Dale Winterton has been a staple in Morgan County for 25 years now.  He moved from Uintah to Mountain Green with his wife, Linda, in 1987 five days after the birth of their youngest son. Winterton’s sons now range in age from 25 to 31 and they have four grandsons and one granddaughter.  

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

It was a mixture of old and new traditions at the Morgan High School 2012 commencement.  For the first time, the ceremony was held at the Dee Event Center in Ogden.  Graduates were able to have their entire family join in the celebration as they begin this new phase of their lives.  The spacious auditorium offers room to grow for the high school as the years progress, should the school decide to continue ceremonies at the new venue.

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

In 1904 a mountain of limestone was discovered by Aman Moore.

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

Shane Wilkinson topped 33 other drivers to win the 2012 Rabbit Rumble Demolition Derby in Delta on Saturday, May 26.  Although he won $4,000, Wilkinson said that only barely covers the expenses he put into his 1957 Lincoln painted black with a number 72 on the doors.

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) were excited to host a lively group of Morgan Elementary fourth graders and their teachers on Monday, May 21.

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

After WW II, I was sent to Germany and learned how Hitler overwhelmed a progressive, hard working, and brilliant people, like Americans.  So I’m warning about our own country’s hazard. 

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

Thank you for your well written article about Trevor Slate’s Eagle Scout project memorializing the fallen veterans. I’ve sent several copies out and hopefully this will encourage other organizations to do more to remember the veteran’s sacrifice. 

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

Thank you to everyone that donated books for my Eagle Scout project. I collected over 1,100 books and all of them were put to use. The elementary students will have a blast reading them. Thanks again for all of your wonderful help. 

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

We would like to thank the Morgan community for all the calls, visits and services offered while Lynn was sick and after his passing.  We have been overwhelmed by the amount of love and support offered to our family during this time.  We thank you all.  We are so grateful to be members of this wonderful community.

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

On June 8, 2012, Danielle Mary Andersen and Richard Chase Jackson will be married for Time and All Eternity in the Salt Lake Temple.  

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

 

Errin Johnson and Zach Markham were married on May 30, 2012, at the Balmer residence in Kaysville. They were honored by family and friends at a reception that evening. 

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

Earl and Carole McCain will celebrate 50 years of marriage on June 2, 2012.  Earl was born at his parents’ farm home near Tecumseh, Neb., where he graduated from high school before attending the Nebraska State Teachers College in Peru.  Carole was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, and was raised in Idaho, Oklahoma, and Oregon before her family relocated to Greeley, Colo., where she graduated from high school and entered Colorado State College.

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

In 1985 Randell Heath and his wife Tina drove to Morgan in search of the Browning offices.  What they found was more than our local gun maker. After driving through Peterson they fell in love with the area—so much so that they decided to move here.  

1 Jun 2012 (All day)

May 18-19, 2012, was the weekend for the State Championships in Track and Field at the BYU Track Complex in Provo.  With the strength shown by the Morgan girls at the Region 11 meet a week earlier, there was great anticipation for some good things to happen for many different girls at the state meet.  It didn’t take long for those results to start coming.