Words are inadequate in expressing the gratitude we feel for the outpouring of love and support to our family during the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. For the wonderful tender messages in the cards sent, the lovely floral offerings, all of the visits of neighbors and friends and the food brought to our home was so appreciated.
The Bert Wilkinson family would sincerely like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. We appreciated the food, visits, cards, flowers, attendance at the viewing and the funeral and the many stories we were told about Dad that we hadn’t heard before.
MORGAN - Deone Tonks Durrant peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her family on Monday April 15, 2013.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Rock Church, 10 W. Young Street, Morgan, UT. Viewings will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. also at the Rock Church.
On January 12, 2013, John Henry Wilkinson picked up his lunch pail for the last time in his 87 years of mortality to go home to be with his Heavenly Father, as well as family and friends who have been patiently waiting for him to finish his work on earth. On March 4, 1925, John was the seventh of 10 children to be born to John and Alice Wilkinson. While Farmington, Utah, was his birthplace, John moved shortly after his arrival with his family to Peterson, Utah, to Rosehill Cottage, where his parents dedicated themselves to raising bountiful crops and good children.
A new year begins. All of the holiday decorations have been taken down and put away, kids have gone back to school, and adults have returned to work. The start of each year is rich with ambition, hopes and dreams. The whole year is before us and anything is possible. What makes the difference between accomplishing the milestones we earnestly set out to achieve and letting our resolve slowly dissipate into inaction? Resolutions, goals, targets, objectives—however you refer to them—help you get to where you want to be.
During the last months of 2012, Young Chevrolet, in Layton, raised $11,775 for the Davis Education Foundation. The donation will be presented to the Davis Education Foundation at their board meeting on Tuesday, January 15 at the Davis School Administration Building.
As resolutions are beingAs resolutions are being made for the new year, home ownership and better money management are often at the top of the list. Debbie Leonard, one of Morgan City’s newest real estate brokers, hopes to assist residents in achieving some of those goals.
It is nearly time again this year for RootsTech. This has become one of the best genealogical conferences in the United States, and it is right in our back yard. The conference runs from March 21-23. This year will have more sessions, a bigger display floor, and larger attendance that ever before.
On Nov. 30, 2012, the Morgan Middle School eighth grade class had their 10th annual TRAX Adventure. In preparation for the excursion, the eighth grade class studied how Salt Lake City is planned on a coordinate grid with Temple Square being the origin of the coordinate plane. Students also studied how to read a schedule and how a mass transit train system map works. They learned that you board a train showing the final station of a particular line and, of course, board a train going the right direction. Students also studied distance, rate, and time as a preparation tool.
A survey about dual immersion is available on the Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary websites. Paper copies are also available in both school offices. The brief survey, only 10 questions, will determine if and how a dual immersion program will be available for students in the Morgan School District. Results of the survey will be used to help determine which elementary school the program would be hosted by as well as the preferred language to be taught if a dual immersion program is implemented. The survey is available to parents of children who will be entering elementary in the Morgan County School District. It will be available online until Feb. 5, 2013.
It has been said, “That if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Contest management at any level of high school sport competition requires preparation and planning in order to increase the enjoyment of the spectators and to enhance the safety for attendees, supervisors, officials and participants. The main purpose for high school sports/activities is educational based activities that are directed by the mission statement and objectives of the local school board and implemented by school administration and teachers. As administrators, we deal with our share of sportsmanship issues and people that lose focus of what our activities and sports programs are about.
Seventeen years ago a teaching job brought Doug and Jane Curfew to Morgan. Since then, they have had the opportunity to serve many Morgan children. Doug, a fifth grade teacher at Morgan Elementary, plays a very influential role in the lives of these young children as they begin to make the transition from elementary to middle school. He really enjoys the students he teaches and they in turn enjoy him. The students especially enjoy Doug’s love of ‘80s music as they get to partake of it in the classroom.
Following an administrative investigation conducted by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, the officer who fired a shot that struck the left eye of Kristin Nicole Biggs has been cleared and returned to duty in December.
Words cannot begin to express the gratitude we feel for all the love and support shown to our family during the passing of our dear mom. For the cards, food and flowers from neighbors and friends, we are truly grateful.
The family of Abbott and Nancy Mikesell would like to express our thanks to all the good people who have visited us, sent cards, brought food, cleaned our driveway, visited at the hospital to give us support and came to the funeral home at the passing of our daughter, Cindy Mikesell Porter.
The family of Daniel J. Baird would like to extend our deep gratitude and appreciation to this community for the many acts of kindness and love shown to our family during the time of our loss. Thank you for the flowers, meals, cards, visits, phone calls and for the love and support shown to us during this difficult time.
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend, Bert Wilkinson, 83, passed away January 10, 2013, in Morgan, Utah, from complications of dementia. He was born on February 28, 1929, in Peterson, Utah, to John and Alice Myrtle Wood Wilkinson.
Morgan County Board of Education members Jody Hipwell, Neil Carrigan, and Ken Durrant take the oath of office in ceremonies held at the district office on Jan. 8, 2013. All three were re-elected to their posts and will serve four year terms.
In the spirit of the holiday season, some amateur radio (ham) operators have found a way to bring joy to disadvantaged and shut-in children. Thanks to the world-wide range of amateur radio equipment, it’s possible for hams to communicate with other hams almost anywhere on earth, including Santa Claus at the North Pole. Thus was born the North Pole Network (NPN) which purports to use special satellite links to allow kids to talk one-on-one with St. Nick.
This year marks the 90th anniversary of The Morgan County News. Edna and Clement Wallace began publishing The Morgan County News in October of 1923. Over the past 90 years, the newspaper has been owned by less than 10 publishers and has published continuously since its beginning.
The family of Roy Baugh would like to thank the community for your love and support you have given during Roy’s long illness. Special thanks go to neighbors who have gotten calls in the middle of the night and came to help.
Three residents have applied to fill the vacancy on the Morgan County Council representing District 5. Jared Andersen, James Brown, and Austin Turner applied for the position left vacant after Councilman Don Mathews’ death.
There are all kinds of people in this world and each of them has their own individual personalities and talents. Each year, the FFA hosts a contest which appeals to a certain type of personality: those with the sweetest hearts. The Sweetheart Contest was put on in the last week of November; the results were announced at our Harvest Stomp, given at the high school.
Morgan Elementary Students have had the opportunity to give back to our community though the month of December by collecting food items for the food bank. They have been so excited to see the piles grow each day! It is amazing that such small acts of service can make such an impact on others lives.
On a snowing morning recently I took the time to walk through Morgan Elementary School. As I looked into various classrooms and passed along the hall I witness wonderful acts of kindness being given to our students. A number of parents and grandparents were volunteering their time to help enhance student learning.