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6 Jul 2012 (All day)

 
The Morgan County School Board approved a new high school attendance policy.
“Attendance is always a difficult thing,” said Morgan High School Principal Wade Murdock.

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

 
The Morgan High Troyettes are off to a fresh start this year.   Their new coach is Kim Ball.  She is a great new addition to the team!  
The Troyettes just returned from camp where they received a spirit award, technique award, and an award for their performance! 

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

At a ceremony just after the flag raising on the fourth of July, individuals from various branches of government in the county gathered to reaffirm their commitment to supporting the families who have individuals serving in the armed services.  “We owe it to our veterans, we owe it to those who are serving our county and protecting us,” said Mayor Egbert.  

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

One of summer’s greatest joys is long hot days filled with a dip in the pool.  Cannon balls, splashing children calling out marco polo all bring back floods of memories to most Americans who have experienced a setting similar to this sometime in their life.  Much of our summertime activities revolve around water.  From relaxing on the shore of Pineview, or camping next to a creek in the Uintahs, most of us will come into contact with water.  With extra precaution, these activities can give us a lifetime of memories and a scrapbook full of photos.  

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

 
2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 24-30, with a total of 107 calls
Assistance: (4)Morgan City, WB I-84;
Animal Complaint: (3)Morgan City, Peterson, Porterville;

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

Geni.com had a wonderful infographic this week that I thought would be worth sharing.  Geni provides an online family tree service to help individuals find their families and collaborate with family members.  This is only a portion.  The entire graphic can be found at http://www.geni.com/blog/independence-day-by-the-numbers-375769.html I hope you enjoy it and that you had a wonderful fourth of July.

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

Saturday, July 14, at 6 p.m., Morgan City will be bringing you a free concert at Riverside Park. The concert will feature Amy Oaks Baker, daughter of Dallin H. Oaks.  Grammy nominated artist Jenny Oaks Baker is one of America’s most accomplished violinists.  She received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York.

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

 
Generating Income in a Low Interest Rate Environment
If you’re getting ready to retire or are currently retired I’m sure you are well aware that we are in an environment with record low interest rates.  You have probably been to a bank or credit union and have asked them what type of investments they have that can provide you an income now that you aren’t working, I’m guessing you were a bit disappointed.

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

Tawra Kellam editor of LivingOnADime.com feeds her family of six for $400 a month.  Most people say that’s an impossible feat but what’s even more impressive is that she does it without using coupons. 

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

Setting goals can help people move forward in their lives; however, one of the main reasons for not meeting goals is not having a doable plan. A goal should be SMART -- specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely with a plan to achieve it. Consider these ideas when setting weight loss goals. 

6 Jul 2012 (All day)

 
Leon LaMadeleine has seen the challenges that women have in balancing their efforts to achieve family goals while also trying to meet their personal needs.

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

For the past several months FamilySearch has been quietly growing a presence on Facebook and on Skype.  It began with just a few pages focused on Ohio and one or two other states, but has turned into a much larger initiative with more than 100 pages and more than 20,000 “likes.”  For the non-Facebook users, a “like” is when someone goes to the page, sees something he or she likes or wants to promote to their friends and clicks on a button that indicates it is something they like.  20,000 likes is a very respectable number for Facebook pages.

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

With the help of city employees a 4’ x 14’ montage trekked from the courthouse to its new home in the Morgan County Library.   The montage was hung at its new location on Saturday, June 23, in order to provide a safe place for more people to view.  After 14 years on display at the courthouse, the Morgan Historical Society decided to bring it a little closer to their home.  The montage is now hanging inside the library in the southeast corner outside of the historical society office.  The space provides the perfect area for the work to be appreciated.  Prominently hanging high on the wall, the montage is safe from any little hands that may pass by.

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Todd Stuart was the only Morgan County resident this year in the pro hillclimb.  Stuart loved motorcycles from a very young age.  He started racing motocross at age 14 and raced off and on for 20 years.  In 2003, Stuart entered the Widowmaker for the first time.  His first race was in the 250 stock class that year and he really enjoyed it, but made the decision to build his first hillclimber motorcycle, a Honda CR50, so he could join the pro-class.  In 2005, Stuart joined the Western States Pro-Hillclimb Association and started to travel outside of Utah to climb.  

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Living in Morgan makes us all a little happier.  We love the fresh air, the beautiful mountains, and our friendly neighborhoods.   Results of a recent study give us one more reason to be happy we call this valley home.  A study completed by the University of Wisconsin, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation named Morgan the healthiest county in Utah.  Even better, this is the third year they have published results of county comparisons and we have maintained the top spot every year.

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Helen Smedley has lived in Mountain Green since the 1960s and remembers some of the first homes being built in the Highlands subdivision. She says she was born in the best little town in America –Fillmore, Utah.  She said “it’s drier than a bone” and that her dad used to say “frogs are 25 years old before they know how to swim.” Despite growing up during the Depression, she had a wonderful childhood. Her family grew their own food and had animals, so they were self-sufficient.  “We didn’t know we were poor because everyone else was to,” she added.

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Morgan City is the first recipient of a new award from the Utah National Guard.   Colonel Brown told the city, “I am so thankful to the city for what you have done in helping my family out with our utilities and just knowing that they were safe here in this small community.”

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Morgan City is very close to completing the Splash Pad.  The final concrete pour will be today.  The water features are already in place.

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 17th thru June 23rd, with a total of 147 calls

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

The county will pay to immunize employees that deal with “blood situations” against Hepatitis B. 

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Although subdivisions developers are still required to improve infrastructure along existing county streets, small subdivision developers may catch a break with a recent code amendment. 

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

New city council member Michael L. Kendell was sworn in on Tuesday at the city council meeting.  Kendall is replacing council member Lynn Mickelsen, who recently passed away.  

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Claren James “Sonny” Brandt, 73, died June 25, 2012, at his home in Ogden surrounded by his family.   He was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Tridell, Utah, to James C. Brandt and Dorothy Melinda Anderson.  He was raised in Croydon by Alva and Zelpha Rust.  He graduated from Uintah High School in 1958.

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Darlene Newbold Little celebrated her 80th birthday with her family at a picnic in the Morgan City Park. The second of three girls, she was born July 1, 1932, to Henrietta and Orlon Newbold. She was raised in South Jordan and graduated from Jordan High School. Her favorite hobby as a child growing up was horses, where she could ride and perform standing up on her horse Babe. She was the Salt Lake County Rodeo Queen.

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall will proceed to the November election for the Morgan County School Board District 1.  Hipwell received the most votes at 86, while Nuttall came in with 67.  With 43 votes, Tina Cannon was eliminated after the primary election.

29 Jun 2012 (All day)

This year marked the 10 year anniversary of the Widowmaker Event in Croydon. The event was started in 2002 with the help of Albert Wilde and his family.  The Widowmaker Hillclimb and Adventure Expo is a three-day event that brings in riders from all over the U.S. and Canada to try to climb the 1000 foot hill.  

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall will proceed to the November election for the Morgan County School Board District 1.  Hipwell received the most votes at 86, while Nuttall came in with 67.  With 43 votes, Tina Cannon was eliminated after the primary election.

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Tyson Butterfield, Keaton Cox, Haskin Hardman, Morgan Kotter, Darrin Nielson, and Cameron Skinner from Morgan High School were among the 222 students excelling in math and science who attended Utah State University’s 21st Annual Engineering State program in Logan, UT, June 11 – 14, 2012.

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Ever since she was a young girl, Samantha Lawrence knew she would be involved in the sciences. In fifth grade, her science teacher decided to have the class participate in a science fair. Having helped her parents build their home in Morgan, she had always wondered why nails turned orange in exposed stud walls, so she decided to investigate that phenomenon for her science fair project.  Through that project she discovered corrosion and has been fascinated by the processes and mitigation of corrosion from then on.  Samantha continued to nurture these interests and eventually graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. She is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Washington State University.

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded three tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad. This is a one ton increase from last year!

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

“Celebration of Art,” was written on the window of the Rocky Mountain Fine Art Gallery to indicate the open house, which was held June 1, in celebration of their first year anniversary. 

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Wildfires are common this time of year and they destroy hundreds of buildings and force the evacuation of thousands each year. People who live in areas at risk of wildfires should pay close attention to weather conditions and use the following safety tips:

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Every year residents enjoy events put on by their local cities and counties, but not many people truly have a grasp of the magnitude of work that goes into their success.  One shining example of the hard work and dedication of these volunteers is the annual Morgan 4th of July celebration.  

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 10-16, 144 calls

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

On Tuesday, June 19, Shaka Laka handed out over 500 samples of sunblock and chapstick with a retail value of well over $1,000. A tent set up across the street from the post office on State Street hosted the event.  This half day of generosity was spurred by an appeal to residents to vote for their company to qualify to be eligible to receive a $250,000 grant from “Mission: Small Business.” The contest requires 250 votes to be eligible to receive one of 12 grants offered from Chase and Living Social.  According to their website, the company is “based on the mainland in Utah, but we are all about the island style, kickin’ back, and just having fun.”  They also note that their products are made in the USA “on Da Biggah Island of Utah”

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

The Morgan City Council voted to raise sewer, garbage and water rates for city residents.  The total increase will equal $2.20 more each month.

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

 
Promising statistics signal a housing market on the rebound, but economic headwinds are keeping markets from improving quickly, according to Harvard University’s annual State of the Nation’s Housing report, released on Thursday. “With new home inventories at record lows, unless the broader economy goes into a tailspin, stronger sales should further stabilize prices and pave the way for a pickup in single-family housing construction over the course of 2012,” said Eric S. Belsky, managing director of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, in a news release. 

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Changing EPA standards could have major consequences for Morgan City, warned a state Division of Water Quality representative.

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

On June 18, at our Sons of the Utah Pioneers monthly dinner meeting, the guest speakers were Alan and Linda Turner.  They reported on their mission to Zimbabwe, Africa, from September 2007 to March 2009.  The challenges were many they reported, but the rewards and enjoyment they felt from serving was evident during their presentation.

22 Jun 2012 (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 Friday, June 15, either on foot or supporting their teammates in a decorated SUV.  Teams of six to 12 people take turns running

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

As formidable rivals on both the slopes and soccer field, Stacie Palmer and Erika Beckstrom never fathomed that one day they would not only be best friends, but working together to bring Utah’s premier cycling event, the Wildflower Pedalfest, to Morgan County.  

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Thank you very much for the article about the Constitution Party that was printed in the May 25 issue of your paper.  

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

 Morgan city announced a new initiative called ShopsQA to promote local business to its citizens. The service provides all local businesses with a link on the city’s website that directs citizens to new web-pages designed and updated by each local business.

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Kyle Ray Crockett and Courtney P. Rich are pleased to announce their marriage on Saturday, June 30, 2012. 

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

The cement plant in Croydon, built in 1904, has been a major part of our community for over a century.  The name has changed several times over the course of the last 100 years.  

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

With a strong background in finance and a focus on volunteer service, Tina Cannon hopes to make a difference on the Morgan County School Board.  Cannon is running for District 1. Cannon is a professional accountant who worked at a public accounting firm for many years.  She left the firm to spend more time at home with her children.  She and a partner run their own accounting firm, where she provides services to businesses and is able to work out of her home and be close to the needs of her children.  The change has also allowed her to do more volunteer work.

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

Lydia Nuttall, who is running for a seat on the Morgan County School Board representing District 1, is familiar with the way the school district works.  

22 Jun 2012 (All day)

 Jody Hipwell currently represents District 1 on the Morgan School Board.  Hipwell has been serving on the board since August of 2011 when she replaced Earl Ericksen, who passed away.  Hipwell is a native of Ogden.  After her marriage to her husband, Carl, they spent 17 years in the Southeast United States in Arkansas and South and North Carolina.  Hipwell, who has four children, volunteered in schools in each of the communities where they lived.  

15 Jun 2012 (All day)

 
The school district is in financial trouble, enough that two top administrators are doing something drastic to save costs.
Superintendent Ken Adams announced his retirement, effective April 16, 2013.  The state retirement board has already approved the move, Adams said.