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21 Oct 2011 (All day)

In response to threatened litigation and to address public safety issues the council approved a project on Tuesday to replace drain covers in the Highlands.  During flooding season the drains overflowed and caused flooding in a residents house.  Council Chair Tina Kelley also reported that there have been problems in the winter as the covers ice over the create hazardous walking conditions.  Parents have complained about this situation and the hazard it creates for their children.

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

The county emergency management director, Terry Turner, reported that FEMA has authorized approximately $98,000 in funding for the county based on expenses for flood control.  The county is required to match 25%, but the volunteer efforts in the county more than covered the 25% match so the county was not required to spend any cash from the budget.  

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

In a four to two vote the county council approved building the animal control building which has been under discussion for several years and heavily debated since the new council took office.  The county currently leases space from local veterinarian Marion Lott for $1,300 per month.  The council has been debating whether to replace this lease with a facility built by the county for several years.  Last year the council took action to request a low cost loan from state funds to construct a facility for animal control.  The decision to borrow the money was not heavily debated in the council at the time, but has caused controversy and debate ever since new councilmembers took office in January.  The initial decision was for a loan of $600,000 to fund a building that could include expansion to manage the overcrowding in the county building.  Later, due to cost estimates, the council scoped down the building.  At present the plan is for animal control and garage space for county vehicles, but the council is still considering some additional options. 

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

Absent: Robert Kilmer (attended by phone for a portion of the meeting)

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

Shelly Betz (Chair), Kandi Christiansen (Vice-Chair), Lydia Nuttall (Secretary) and Mike Madeo (Treasurer) commenced their new responsibilities for Morgan Empowered on October 11th for the 2011-2012 year.  Our Morgan community wishes to express appreciation for the dedicated service rendered by Lanelle Butterfield, Jennie Earl, and Brenda Crossley who were the previous chair, secretary and treasurer respectively of Morgan Empowered.

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

 

Roots Hair Salon will celebrate their grand re-opening on Sat. Oct. 29, 2011. 

Roots was started three years ago by long time Morgan resident, Janica Ricettes.

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

Have you ever noticed the white sign “Morgan Family History Center” kitty corner to Morgan 1st Bank on State Street? Do you ever wonder what happens inside? Did you know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has Family History Consultants in every ward in the Morgan Stake and Morgan North Stake to help you discover your family tree?

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

 

Dear Editor:

A light was on Saturday night on the otherwise dark Commercial Street.  My husband and I rubber-necked half way to State. “What was that?!”

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

Achievement Night recognized both 4-H club members and leaders for their hard work and dedication for 2010-2011 period held on October 6th, at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

We would like to thank all our friends and neighbors for their kind thoughtful expressions of sympathy through their cards, phone calls, visits, food and flowers during the passing of my sweet mother, Bessie  Monson.   

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

Aaron and Shannon have chosen Friday October 21, 2011 to be married for time and all eternity.

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

When the challenges of life face us, it is so important to not forget the Lord in your life.  This was the desire of our wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.  Natalie Walker Garritson left this life suddenly on October 16, 2011 at age 37.  She was surrounded by her loving family and greeted by them as well. 

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

 

By Capt. Andi Hahn, 149th Maneuver 

Enhancement Brigade Public Affairs Officer

BAGHDAD, Iraq—It’s not every day family members deploy together to Iraq.  It’s not every day family members get to see each other while deployed together in Iraq. And it’s not every day an uncle gets to extend his nephew into the Army while deployed together in Iraq.

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

Jeff Wardell was appointed to the Morgan City Council on July 28, 2009 to fill the vacant seat left by the resignation of Dave Larsen after he moved to Mountain Green.  Wardell is a lifetime resident of Morgan.  He was born here and went to school here.  He married his high school sweetheart from Morgan and raised three daughters here.  He has deep roots in the community and a love for the City and County.  Wardell says, “It’s peaceful.  I love driving up to Morgan from the mouth of the canyon every evening … it’s beautiful.”

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

A body, believed to be Alexis Rasmussen, was discovered in a grave in an isolated portion of Morgan County.  North Ogden Police Chief Polo Afuvai, said, “Late yesterday afternoon police were led to an undisclosed grave site in an isolated area of Morgan County by a confidential source.” at a press conference on October 19th. He added that the evidence and remains have been taken to the medical examiner to prove identity and to determine the cause of death.

21 Oct 2011 (All day)

Last Monday, as an elementary student living in the Mountain Green area was getting off the bus, and walking home, a man in a grayish/ silver truck pulled up and the man in the truck  told the young girl to “come here for a second.” The girl ignored him, and then took off running as the man got angry and threatened to hurt her if she didn’t obey. 

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Middle School art teacher Steve Carrigan went to Japan a few years back for an art convention. He there met a Japanese artist who was looking for international art to share with her students. It was there that inspired Carrigan to have his students submit their art work to Japan, drawing themes that the Japanese artists would send to him. 

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Mrs. Wilder is the new drama teacher at Morgan Middle School and Morgan High School this year. Her fiery red hair is a reflection of her fun, crazy personality and style. 

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Steven Gudmundson is Morgan High’s new woods teacher.    His curriculum encompasses all drafting, woodworking and construction classes.  He graduated from Westwood High School in Austin Texas in 1996,  and then went on to graduate from BYU.  He came to Morgan because of a job opportunity,  and is enjoying his time here.  Mr. Gudmundson enjoys furniture design and is excited for the opportunity to teach this to his students.

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Have you ever felt like that you are incapable of doing something? As if you aren’t strong enough or others will think less of you if you can’t do it? I can relate. Doubting yourself is second-guessing yourself, which will bring you down. I used to think that a lot of things were out of my reach or were out of my league. 

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Creative FACS is a good and fun way to spend an hour once a week every week at Morgan Middle School. Also not to mention the delicious snack or craft. Every week after school whether you come Tuesday or Wednesday we get to do something like make a recipe or make something to take home.

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

October has been selected as National School Principals Month.  The primary purpose for this designation is to recognize and honor the outstanding work of public school principals.  In Morgan we have the privilege of having six outstanding leaders directing our schools.  These individuals each portray unique leadership skills that when combined add enormous strength to the quality of our schools and the academic climate within those schools.

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

 Visit Antelope Island State Park and witness a western roundup from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, October 28 and if necessary, Saturday, October 29.

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

 

 

Monday Morning Ladies Bowling

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

 The OVWSF and Snowbasin are proud to welcome the newest Team Utah chapter to its slopes this season as well as Head Coach Jon Clark.  Team Utah Program Director Lane Clegg said, “We are not only excited to expand to Snowbasin, but after a long search and many interviews Jon Clark was a perfect fit for our newest mountain chapter”.   

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Varsity Girl’s Tennis Team all did amazing at State! Sydney Creager in 1st singles - played an excellent game against Spanish Fork but lost. Kilee Earl in 2nd  singles played Spanish fork and lost. Ashlee Earl in 3rd  singles won against North Sampete then lost in a hard fight against Dixie in the quarter finals. Morgan Schmid and Sarah Rolan in 1st doubles lost against North San Pete. Whitney Morgan and Seanna Thornton 2nd doubles won against Payson then in quarter finals lost against Snow Canyon.

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

At the St. George Marathon, on October 1st, Rosy Lee, Morgan High School Cross Country/Track Coach finished first in the Women’s Division with the winning time: 2:43:59 (2 hrs,43 mins,59 secs), beating her previous record from 1999 of time: 2:44:52 by 53 seconds.

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

 

The Morgan Trojan varsity football team gained another win, against the Tooele Buffalos!

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

When I was a kid, I loved it when anyone in my family went on a trip because there was a chance they would bring back a souvenir for me.  Even receiving something simple as a sea shell gave me wonder as I held it up to my ear and imagined I was there on the sandy beach listening to the waves roll in.  I hope we never lose our youthful creativity and imagination.  It truly is in the small and simple things that great memories are made.  Our memories are more precious than anything money can buy.  We can buy every thingamajig and whatnots, but still have nothing of value to show for our journey.  What are the true treasures of our lives; the ones that can’t be stored on a shelf, or eventually sold at a garage sale?  

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan Beta Literary Club

On October 6, 2011, members of the Morgan Beta Literary Club met at the Morgan Senior Center for the Beginning of their 2011/2012 year.  President Joni Despain conducted the meeting, fifteen members were present and three members excused.  Booklets were hand out with assignments for the club year and everyone was reminded to pay their club dues. 

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Last week I attended a dinner FamilySearch hosted for the leaders of the Board for the Certification of Genealogists (BCG).  As a part of the evening we were discussing ways that we could create a more rich experience with the 1940 census.  There were many excellent ideas that started me thinking.

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

 

The first phase of the splash pad fund raising has finished successfully as the city raised the initial $30,000.  The total amount needed to be raised is $100,000.  The city is continuing to accept donations from all county residents.  While the splash pad will be located in Morgan City, it will be used by the entire county.  Please continue to support the splash pad.

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 3rd thru October 8th, with a total of 152 calls:

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Recently, it was decided in a meeting with Morgan School District Superintendent Ken Adams and Special Education Director, Steven Wood, what to do with the money that was raised from the community theatre’s production of “Annie”.

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

On Sunday, October 9, Renn and Valeri Hoopes had their twenty-ninth wedding anniversary. Both make important contributions to our community as educators at Morgan High School.  Mrs. Hoopes teaches Biology and Mr. Hoopes is the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. The couple has worked here all fourteen years that they have lived in Morgan. They both grew up in Star Valley, Wyoming although they weren’t high school sweethearts. Mr. Hoopes’ sister encouraged him to take her friend Valeri on a date, and the rest is history! They were married in Star Valley, Wyoming and sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Ed Kinsey, local insurance broker from Peterson, and cofounder of 52weekstoprosperousliving.com, won the 220 lb. weight class at the AWPC World Power lifting Championships last weekend.  

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who were such a big help when we had the misfortune of having a trench cave in. Our hero is Mike Evans for his quick action of getting my head and chest uncovered so I could breath again. Also a BIG THANK YOU to the Morgan EMT’s who were so fast and professional in all they did to help me.

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Rees Bros, of Morgan, ranked as sixth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Utah having recorded 92 head of Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Can you picture what you read? Could you draw or design it?  It’s an amazing thing, our imagination and reading helps us use it all the time.  What kind of book grabs you and keeps you reading?  We would love to see what books the youth of Morgan County just can’t put down. 

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

After 4 long years of dating Travis J. Thurston and Taylor Marie Pullen were finally married in the Chapel at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. 

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Bessie Woodward Monson was reunited with her eternal sweetheart on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 18 days  before her 90th birthday.  She was  born  October 27, 1921 in Lewiston, Utah, to James Leon Woodward and Saphrona Purnell Woodward. 

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

Young Austen Hamblin from Morgan, who is 5 years old recently competed in the National World Tiny Tot Bull Riding Competition, held at the Golden Spike Arena.

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

It is every girl's dream to one day meet a star, and especially someone they idolize. This dream came true for Poem Pinhey of Morgan, when her aunt Lacie Child, entered her into a video contest sponsored by Cover Girl, and Taylor Swift, to have the chance to win a back stage pass with Taylor swift on her recent concert in Colorado.  Only 20 recipients received this award, and were picked from online votes of their videos submitted. 

14 Oct 2011 (All day)

DeOrr Peterson is running for the Morgan City Council.  He has served on the City council for a combined total of approximately thirteen years.  He served from 1982-1986, from 1990-1994, and from 2005 to present.  Peterson has enjoyed his time on the council.  His experience has given him good perspective on the community, the challenges, opportunities, and changes over time.  He said that the current council gets along well and can come to decisions with good discussion and opinions shared in a respectful environment.  

7 Oct 2011 (All day)

7 Oct 2011 (All day)

 

The Morgan High School golf team finished third in the region.  The region winners were:

1st Bear River with 56 points

2nd Standsbury with 49 points

3rd Morgan with 48 points

4th Tooele with 37 points

5th Ogden with 34 points

6th Grantsville with 19 points

7th Ben Lomond with 9 points

7 Oct 2011 (All day)

Support Morgan High School winning $10,000 vote for McKenna Zentner. Oct. 10-Oct. 17. Morgan High School portion will air on Monday Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. on KSL. Vote at www.werutah.com Click on R U Talented. Click on small dot next to McKenna Zentner name and click submit. 

7 Oct 2011 (All day)

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the third grade class of Mountain Green Elementary School performed new songs, accompanied by peppy music and contagious actions. The energetic program lasted about 30 minutes and included the songs “We are Amazing”, “Secret Mission”, “Direction Dance”, “What can You Do in 3 Minutes?”, “Smile”, “Stronger” and “How Big Are Your Dreams?”  Another song performed is entitled “The Great Big Beautiful World.” The students were engaged in their performance, and their energy spread to the audience.

7 Oct 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan Elementary held its first ever Grandparent’s Day. Grandparents from all over came to enjoy lunch, have their pictures taken and just spend time with their grandchildren. If you were to walk into the lunch room during this time, you would see nothing but smiles from ear to ear! It was an enjoyable day for everyone. Thanks “Grandparents” for spending the day with us!