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23 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Conservation District hosted its fourth annual Grill Your Conservation District BBQ Wednesday at Riverside Park.

23 Sep 2011 (All day)
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Everyone in Morgan County knows Steph’s by their delicious food and satisfying Tangees. But how many of us know the history of Steph’s and how it came to be? Steph’s is a family run business down to its third generation now currently ran by J.R. Hopkins. 

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

Vital records refer to the records of birth, marriage, and death.  They represent the key genealogical phases in an individual’s life, and are the most universally kept records.  The history of vital records in the United States has been, and continues to be, one filled with inconsistencies.  This has made US research more challenging.

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Morgan High School Scholarship Board would like to send a big thank you to the McMillan Family for hosting  the annual Scholarship Board Dutch Oven Dinner on Friday, September 16.

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

Barber Brother Ford again pulls through with another fund raiser to benefit Morgan High School. Barber Brothers Ford set up brand new cars in the Morgan High School back parking for the general public to take a test drive in. Each test drive resulted in $20 to $30 dollars donated back to the school, depending on the car driven. To be qualified for the Drive One 4 UR School program, John Barber had to submit The Morgan High School as a recipient to the Ford Dealer Corporation. Out of the 4,000 dealerships across the country, only 1,000 of those dealerships get selected to do this for the schools. Barber Brother Ford submitted his request at 11:59 p.m. in order to be one of the 1,000 dealers selected. The Ford motor corporation pays the schools from the test drives Barber Brothers Ford brought the vehicles to be test driven. 

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

Units 276 & 576 of Mtn Green Conducted both a Court of Honor and an Eagle Court of Honor at the Bowery at Mountain Green on Wednesday 7 September 2011.  Friends, family, Scouters and Scouts joined forces Wednesday, 7 September, to honor their Boy Scouts which was reported in last Fridays edition of the Morgan County News.  

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

Elder Curtis M. DeYoung son of Mark and Marcene DeYoung of Peterson, will serve in the Carlsbad California mission. He enters the Missionary Training Center on September 28, 2011.

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

Elder Ted Jordan Taylor, son of Ted & Debra Taylor of Mountain Green, has been called to serve in the Russia Samara mission. 

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

Put on your walking shoes and get ready to talk to your children about safety.  Next week Morgan Elementary School will be participating in their second annual Green Ribbon Week.   This program is designed to teach and promote safety for children, parents and the community.   

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

Rick London and Lynne Rich were classmates in Morgan schools, they dated in high school and both graduated with the class of 1961. Rick prepared to be a missionary and Lynne went off to college at Utah State University. He returned from serving his mission in March 1965. She graduated from Utah State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Education, in June 1965. They were married in June 1966. Jokingly, Rick added “she supported me while I went to school.”

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Fairgrounds saw a much needed lift last Thursday Sept. 15th as the United Way rounded up local businesses and sponsors as well as over 150 volunteers to help restore, replace and beautify the Morgan County Fair Grounds. 

17 Sep 2011 (All day)

Friday, September 16, 2011 (07:01 PM)
League game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 49, BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0 0 0 0 0
Morgan Trojans 7 0 28 14 49
16 Sep 2011 - 23:00

Friday, September 16, 2011 (07:01 PM)
League game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 49, BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0 0 0 0 0
Morgan Trojans 7 0 28 14 49
16 Sep 2011 - 01:00

The school board reported that the Morgan Education Foundation has raised more than $530,000 towards the Trojan Century Center as a major donor in the county contributed an additional $100,000 and the foundation added funds from the 100 for a $1000 campaign.  

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

The times we live in are stressful, no doubt about it. We each carry heavy burdens that seem to get heavier each day.  Some are too difficult to ignore, or escape from.  Losing a loved one, failing a test, bad news at the Doctor’s office, Bullies, Illness, Broken hearts, the list goes on.  Sometimes the unexpected accident or crazy experience is more than we can bear.  Some stresses weigh more than others, and it seems like each week we become weaker.  We’re not only running faster than we have strength, we feel like we’re running in the wrong direction!  We desperately desire even a piece of peace, but seem to find only tiny crumbs of comfort.  How then shall we go on?  Where shall we go to renew our strength and restore our courage to keep pressing forward even in the very depths of our adversities?

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

September 4th thru September 10th, with a total of 152 calls:

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

A divided school board decided to leave bus times for Morgan Elementary at the current times despite a request from school administration and calls from parents.  The school district decided to change Morgan Elementary bus routes to pick up children ten minutes earlier than last year when they announced the new school breakfast program.  “This is the biggest number of complaints in a long time,” said school district superintendent Ken Adams.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

Savanna Bryant is the new Student School Board Member for the 2011-2012 school year. She is the daughter of Kurt and Angi Bryant and is a Senior at Morgan High School.

 

She is a member of the National Honor Society and has a 4.0 GPA.  Savanna is involved with

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and the Service Club.  

 

Savanna has competed in state math competitions, and participates in track.  She also received her CNA as a junior. 

 

Congratulations 

Savanna!

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

In the world of high stakes, testing in education and minimal budgets combined with the pressure and expectations of success in public education often taint the views and perceptions of people looking in on the profession.  The administration of Morgan School District wishes to acknowledge our teachers and coaching staff for the time, effort, and energy spent in preparing our students in the classroom and our athletes for competition. Advisors and coaches work with students on a daily basis and make decisions ranging from team selection to playing time.  Administrators make every effort to support the students in all of the programs offered by the district. We support our leaders as they teach lessons about how to accomplish tasks correctly.  Administrators support teachers and advisors as they emphasize the teaching of life lessons in preparation for the challenging and competitive world. Our advisors encourage students to win correctly and to lose with dignity. Our teachers and coaching staffs do a remarkable job with the talent of our students and the opposition they face in region and state competitions.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

Homecoming Pictures

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

Russell Moore and his wife Kristi are the owners of Canyon Collision. They have been serving the Morgan Residents for the past 3 years in the Auto body industry. He and his wife brought their business to Morgan when the auto body shop (formally called Classic Auto body, owned by Norm Kippen) became available. 

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

For the first time this season, our freshmen football team brought home a win! The offensive team was fantastic, and that defense sure did put up a fight! I have never seen so much yellow on that field, but our boys pulled through. Way to go Freshmen Trojans!

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

The ladies played their season opener against Grantsville on September 6.  Taking the match in 3 games, 25-16, 25-14, and 25-17, Lady Trojan volleyball got a solid win.  Senior, Bailey Farris lead both teams in kills (16) and passing (17).

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

Powder Puff Football Takes the Field

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

Region 11 play is underway for Lady Trojan volleyball, with wins against Grantsville, Ben Lomond, and Stansbury.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

On Monday night Sept. 12, 2011, there was a bear sighting in the Mountain Green Neighborhood of Monte Verde. It was around 10:30 P.M. when the sighting of the black bear occurred. One of the home owner’s goats was killed by the bear. The homeowner went out and shot at the bear as the bear was trying to go for his other goat. The bullet hit the bear, but the bear wandered off, wounded up into the hills. Wildlife management is still in search of the bear as it’s still on the loose. If you see any sightings of the bear please report to the local authorities.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

Even though we didn’t bring home a fourth win, the Trojans varsity football still put forth their best effort in this game. From the defensive line to the offense, they still showed their burning passion for this sport. 

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

Archives.com announ-ced last week that they are now offering the full set of United States Census records on their site, with the exception of 1930.  This announcement propels what has been a niche player in the online family history market, into a strong position, with a compelling offer, at an affordable price.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

Friends, family, Scouters and Scouts joined forces Wednesday, 7 September, to honor their Boy Scouts.  The units from 276 are sponsored by the Mtn. Green Ward and the units from 576 are sponsored by the Highlands Ward; both are part of the Morgan North Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. 

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

Suzanna Curtis, a seventeen year old Morgan High senior from Enterprise, recently won reserve Training champion at the area nine event championships in Greeley Colorado. Suzi rides a seventeen year old thoroughbred mare named Amazing Grace (Gracie).   

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

We would like to thank the many friends and neighbors who spent their Saturday morning helping cut, split and stack our winter’s supply of wood. Your service lifted a tremendous burden from our minds as well as our family. A special thank you to Richard Wiscombe for coordinating. Without you this would have never taken place. Thank you to those who have brought wood to our home. Thank you to all! We love and appreciate each one of you.

Gerald & Georgia Mikesell, Gene & Julie Mikesell, Glenn & Rosemary Eberle, Tom Mikesell and Grandchildren

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Albert Law, Tori Roseman, and Wilma Bagnell to celebrate their Birthdays on Sept. 24th at 2 p.m. at The Family Tree, 862 E. Mohogany Ridge Rd., Morgan.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

Clifford Leon Whetten left this mortal existence on September 11, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. His passing was sudden yet sweet, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. At the time of his diagnosis, Clifford was serving as the MTC President for the LDS Church in Lima, Peru.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

Elder Uku Tokpah has been called to serve in the Washington Seattle mission. 

John and Cathy Ure are his Utah family. He enters the Provo MTC on Sept. 1, 2011.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

The city has reached their first milestone in raising money for the splash pad.  The initial target to ensure that there was sufficient support for the project was to raise $25,000.  They exceeded this number last week as the total amount raised moved above $30,000.  

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

The sounds of honor and respect, could be felt as the audience stood, while a color guard of Cub and Boy Scouts, presented the colors of the state and national flags. The voices of the kindergarten children recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

The county received a report on 2010 finances from their independent auditor.  The auditor reviewed the county’s revenue and expenditures and provided comment on controls and policies in the county government.  The provided comment on the status of the theft from Morgan County by the former council administrator, Garth Day.

9 Sep 2011 - 23:00

Friday, September 9, 2011 (06:24 PM)
League game at Grantsville

Grantsville Cowboys 14, Morgan Trojans 7

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 OT1 Total
Morgan Trojans 0 7 0 0 0 7
Grantsville Cowboys 7 0 0 0 7 14
9 Sep 2011 - 01:00

It was 10 years ago Sept. 11, 2001 when the great tragedy hit our country with terrorist running airplanes into the twin towers in New York City. It was a moment I’ll never forget, and we must never forget the fragilities of freedom, and the many lives that were ended and taken in that moment of tyranny.  Sometimes it’s all too easy to forget and many of us don’t wish to remember tragedy, when America was under attack, but we must remember even the beautiful heroes proved in liberating strife, and the many acts of compassion and unity that followed that tragic day.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Our Trojans have done it again! Gaining another win from the Wasatch Wasps. With a win of 34 to 10. Being able to participate in our school sports is always a rush, especially when the Trojans display teamwork and dedication to their passion. The offensive line gave a lesson on creating holes to bring home this victory. The speed of #4 Joe Kippen, combined with the power of #34 Bridger Anderson and #11 Jose Patino created a hole that the Wasps couldn’t climb out of. Once again Morgan showed this on Friday as the offensive line created holes for 4, 34, and 11 and through the crushing run through tackles of #77 Davey Glover and #41 Boston Saunders. 

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Morgan School District is fortunate to have outstanding administrators serving in each of our schools.   Their responsibilities can be overwhelming at times, but each works through the challenges and opportunities with an aura of professionalism. This week I would like to spotlight our outstanding elementary principals; Tom McFarland and Tim Wolff.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Children begging to go to school?

Elementary students of all grade levels enjoyed the PTSO’s annual carnival. While the purpose of this event is to raise money for the PTSO, it has become a community event that is highly anticipated by many of the county’s shorter citizens. Teachers announced the affair in their classrooms and encouraged the students to come and bring their families. Posters hung throughout the school to broadcast the upcoming carnival. These strategies brought great results. Several hundred individuals came together to eat pizza, get their faces and nails painted and throw footballs.
Angie Farr attended with her kids for the 3rd year in a row. “The kids love it and it’s fun to support the school,” Angie said as she waited with her children in line for the ring toss. Each child had their favorite game but her son Milton’s preferred game was the donut eating competition . This was a challenge where the participants had to eat little donuts off of a table without their hands. This was one of the favorite games at the carnival.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Stress is no secret. We all have some mess we can trace back to stress.  But the secret to your success of overcoming stress doesn’t have to be a secret.  How do you get rid of stress then?  That’s the secret, you don’t.  That may not sound like much of a secret but once you realize stress isn’t going anywhere you can stop becoming a victim and start learning to be a victor.  Stress is going to happen no matter how great your life is.  Stress is no respecter of status, stock portfolio, family, or friends.  Stress seems to be the social stigma of our times.  We cringe at the slightest hint of its presence.  I’m not saying we have to be best friends with stress and invite it over for dinner, but we each need to realize it’s a necessary part of life, but it doesn’t have to ruin life.  When we feel ‘stressed’ we compound the problem because we don’t know how to handle it, or fear that we won’t be able to handle it. It’s our fear of failure, or the precious moments stress will steal, that makes it seem so haunting and daunting.  It’s our perception of it that does the damage.   We feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with it and then the trauma and drama starts and we begin frantically looking for the oxygen masks, or the EXIT signs, hoping that running away or escaping will solve the problem. 

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for
August 28th thru September 3rd, with a total of 171 calls:

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Morgan Jubilee has been purchased by the Ridley’s Family Market, “A hometown food and drug store” described on the store website. “Effective September 14th, the store will be Ridley’s,” confirmed store manager Adam Birt. More news to come in weeks to follow. Check out website of new store shopridley’s.com.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Library of Congress has launched a new service that helps to bring the past to life.  The service is called the national jukebox.  It includes access for streaming audio to more than 10,000 historical recordings. 

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Dan and Mandy Glick family moved to Morgan early this year in February and their hearts are set on staying.  Dan Glick, who is originally from Morgan, retires from the military in two years and says that it’ll be nice to have some stability.  So, naturally, this is the place to be.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Den 178 visited the Morgan County News to fulfil their cub scout requirements.  They learned about how newspapers are operated and how the newspaper finds stories in the community.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

We would like to thank all who called brought food and visited Georgia, especially The Morgan 6th Ward. Thanks to the ambulance crew and all who helped Gerald during her hospital and care center stay.
She is recuperating at home from a broken leg. Thanks for all your prayers.