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4 Feb 2011 (All day)

The FFA held Sweetheart week last week.  The contestants who participated in Sweetheart week were the following Christina Andersen, Bailey Woolsey, Shantel Watkins, Danielle Anderson, Braden Bichoff, Nate Buchanan, Jake Cannon, and Chris Webster.  

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

 

By Morgan Middle School Assistant Principal Terry Allen

 

When it comes to education most people think of the students, parents, teachers, buildings, and district administrators as the so called “village” in educating a child. In our district we have some of the best students, parents, and educators that you would find anywhere in the state. What set us apart though are the stake holders that many do not think about until there is a problem. I am referring to the support staff that we are lucky to have in our district and part of our educational team. I would like to publicly thank them for all they do and provide a glimmer of what they do behind the scenes that allows the students in our district to receive the best education possible.

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 23 thru January 29, with a total of 144 calls:

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

Two Cub Scout troops visited The Morgan County News last Tuesday. If your group would like to visit the Paper call managing editor Doug Johnston at (801) 829-3451 or email him at        doug@morgannewspaper.com

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

Last week the focus was on help available from Family History Consultants.  These volunteers who work in family history centers and individually with patrons searching for ancestors are one of the best resources available for those engaging in family history.  There are a number of resources available to these volunteers to help them in their assignments.  Many of these resources are also available to anyone who would like to learn more and offer assistance to others.

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

 

Stephen Joseph Smith died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in his home in Porterville, Utah.  

Steve was born in Porterville on October 16, 1923 to Pearl Mikesell and Joseph Smith, he is the third child of six.  He is survived by one brother, Don and Sam Smith of Ogden.      

Steve married his sweetheart Loraine Ashton on April 9, 1944. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City LDS temple on May 11, 1959.

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

fter much debate and many meetings with the council the land use agreement with the Gardner Cottonwoods Water Company was approved in the council meeting on Tuesday night with all in favor except Chairman Kelley.  This item has been before the council repeatedly with the council asking for approval from the county engineer and other staff that the agreement would provide sufficient protections for the county and not give substantial liability to tax payers.  The water company had met with staff and had received a favorable recommendation.

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

After several back and forth discussions the county has made an offer to the school district to purchase land adjacent to the Fair Grounds.  With a vote of 4 to 2 in favor, the council approved an offer to the school district of $59,800.  The council also stipulated that the county would not participate in the surveying or fencing costs.  The purchase will be paid for from the restaurant tax fund.  Members Nelson and Kippen voted against the offer and member Kilmer, who works for the school district, abstained.  Member Nelson expressed concern that the county was paying more per acre than the school district had paid in their recent purchase.  

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

Above is Morgan High Senior and basketball standout Casey Evans, who is a finalist in the Utah McDonalds All-America Basketball Team.

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

The Utah Legislature is considering a bill that would require emissions testing in Morgan.  Utah House Bill number 96, if adopted, would require counties “with a geographic boundary that is adjacent to a county required under federal law to utilize a motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program or in which an emissions inspection and maintenance program is necessary to attain any national ambient air quality standard shall comply with the provisions of this section[requiring emissions testing]”.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

From The Morgan County News

 

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 16 thru January 22, with a total of 114 calls:

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

Member Jeff Wardell was absent

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

6th Grade Honor Roll

Kirsten Bennett

Kaitlyn Green

Matthew Pace

Dylan Porter

Benjamin Quarez

Derek Richins

Ignacio Sandoval

Joshua Streadbeck

Wyatt Thomas

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

6th Grade 4.0

Luke Oldham

Shelby Rhoades

Katie Shaw

McKinlee Skidmore

Tucker Skinner

Jessica Slate

Colin Smith

John Stauder

Jaden Widdison

Gwen Yorgason

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

By Superintendent Ken Adams

 

A few years ago, while dealing with some serious issues and looking for a silver lining, I decided to change my choice of words when discussing challenges.  Turning a negative into a positive I now call them “Opportunities for Growth”.  I’ve also altered my salutation to those who ask, “How are you?”  Rather than using the stale phrase, “Fine”, I look them in the eye and say with enthusiasm, “I’m glad to be living in America!”

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan High 67, Grantsville 54

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Lady Trojan basketball team made it a clean sweep of their Region 11 opponents, going 5-0 to start off league play after polishing off the Lady Bears of Bear River by a score of 84-47. The Trojans will now begin their second trip around the league, starting Thursday Jan. 27th at Ben Lomond.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

STANDINGS                                   WINS             LOSSES

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 MORGAN- Even as marginally improving numbers celebrate the nation’s emergence from economic eclipse, many local Utah officials say they’re still struggling to escape its shadows.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

Get ready for a fantastic night of free entertainment. Tops in Blue, the premier entertainment showcase of the U. S. Air Force will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Weber State University’s Browning Center.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

Dear Editor,

Last weekend the Morgan High wrestling team travelled to Delta to compete in an important two-day multi-school tournament.  Unfortunately a couple of our Morgan wrestlers ended up in the hospital due to some fairly serious injuries.  I was at work when I received a call from Coach Allen that our son, Christian, had dislocated his elbow during a match and was on his way to the local hospital.  My wife jumped in the car to make the three hour drive to Delta.  

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

r more than 170 years, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been involved in doing family history work.  In 1894 the Church organized the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) to help individuals discover their ancestors.  The GSU at one time had members like any other society, but slowly changed into a non-profit organization without members which was sponsored by the Church to help individuals around the world find their ancestors.  As the Internet arrived and the Church began offering services online, the GSU began using the website FamilySearch.org.  This then slowly took hold until the organization was renamed last year to FamilySearch.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

lder Ashton Spencer Edwards, the son of Kevin and Marci Edwards, has been called to serve in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

He will be speaking in the Field Street Chapel on Sunday, January 30 at 1:00 p.m.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

January 24 marked the 67th wedding anniversary of John C. and Arlene Follett Irwin of Morgan. They were married in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple in 1944.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

Willis Packard – Loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on January 25, 2011.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

On Saturday, January 15, the Morgan High School Cheerleaders traveled to Timpview High School to compete for the 3A State title. 

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

Stacy Lafitte is the clerk/auditor for Morgan County.  Lafitte was born and raised in Morgan and with the exception of one year attending Utah State University, has lived here in the county.  She grew up in a small family of her parents and one younger brother.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

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

January 9th thru January 15th, with a total of 126 calls:

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

Each November, Morgan Elementary students start preparing to show off their storytelling skills as they compete for the opportunity to showcase their talents at the annual Weber State Storytelling Festival.  All students from 1st grade to 5th grade are encouraged to learn or write a story.  They then share their stories with their classmates in December.  It is a tough decision to choose just two students from each class to move on to the grade-level competition because the children are all working to be great storytellers.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

The Troyettes just competed in their last competition before Region this last Saturday at Murray High School, and for the 3rd time in a row, they won 1st overall and received the Sweepstakes Trophy. This was the perfect way to head into the week of Region. 

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

Written by

Mike Madeo

MMS Principle

 

This is the time of the year to make reports about the status of an organization and it is my privilege to report on Morgan Middle School (MMS)!

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

MONDAY MORNING LADIES BOWLING

Standings                                           Wins        Losses

1- Head Over Heels                              8              0

2- Morgan Drug                                     6              2

3- Crandall Ford                                   4 1/2       3 1/2

4- Gordy’s Girls                                     4              4

5- Rees Fur Farm                                  4              4

6- Western Auto Sprinkler             3 1/2      4 1/2

7- Morgan County News                  2              6

8- Eagle Rock Construction          0               8

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

Morgan welcomed Grantsville to town last Thursday in their first home dual of the season. The Trojans won 11 of the 13 matches and easily defeated the Cowboys 56-12. Individual winners were: Easton Pentz, Rylan Rowser, Kade Carrigan, Shawn Francis, Cormick Breshears, Nate Losee, Randon Prochnow, Brady Libby, Preston Barnett, and Jackson Lake. Morgan also won 3 out of 4 JV matches. Those JV winners were: Christian Winn, Carter Richins, and Riley Hendershot.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

By William Bateman

 

The Lady Trojans basketball team played a Region 11 game at Juan Diego on Tuesday Jan. 18th.  Last year, on their last trip to Draper to play the Soaring Eagles, the Morgan squad saw their 19 game winning streak come to a screeching halt, as Juan Diego won 54-51. This year would be different, as the Trojans pretty much  had it their way,  and won by a score of 84-28.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

1st Tuesday of each month the van will depart from the Morgan Senior Center at 1:30 to travel to Ogden for shopping.  There is always time for a few snacks as well.  Plan on joining the group and get items that may not be available here in Morgan.  Reservations at (801) 845-4040.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

Need help in preparing your 2010 Income Tax Return? Once again, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is available here in Morgan County free of charge for those who qualify.  The program is designed to help low-to-moderate income households (generally $49,000 or less).  

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

PHOENIX - - The Internal Revenue Service opened its 21st season of electronic filing today with a reminder to taxpayers that e-file remains the best way to get fast refunds and ensure accurate tax returns, particularly following several tax law changes in December.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

An exciting offering of concerts and performances on Temple Square will take place during the months of January and February with a wide array of musical events.  Concerts will be held in the Tabernacle, and the Assembly Hall, with BYU Winterfest performances in the Conference Center Theater. For convenience sake, specific performing groups and dates for BYU Winterfest are grouped together in this notice.  Each event is open to ages eight and older, unless otherwise indicated. 

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

A rousing pep rally was held Friday, January 16 at Morgan High School for the purpose of arousing the student’s interest for the game.  The cheer leaders were dressed as cowboys for part of the yells and for the others they  represented “Morgan’s Good Peas.”  The rally stimulated the students as shown by their enthusiastic cheering at the game.

Last Friday evening about ten thirty, when en route from Salt Lake City by automobile, J.H. Roberts, manager for the Weber Coal Company of this city had a most harassing experience.  At the mouth of Parley’s Canyon two men stepped in front of his car brandishing a revolver and flashlight.  With the increasing number of holdups and robberies all over the country it was naturally Mr. Roberts first thought that it was a holdup and he stepped on the gas in an effort to get away.  The holdups shot once as the car sped past and then jumped into their close awaiting automobile to give chase.  Mr. Roberts soon discovered it was hopeless and dangerous to try and escape by running away from them on the slippery roads so he came to a halt   near the Mountain Dell reservoir.  Much was his surprise when the supposed bandits turned out to be merely deputy sheriffs who were on the lookout for four of the convicts who had that day escaped from the Salt Lake City Jail. 

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Tykonis Club met for their January meeting on the 12th.   It must have been a busy month, few attended, but a great time was still had.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

December 17, 2010 - Today, John Barber announced that Barber Brothers Ford would join Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America).

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

Just a few thoughts about the Junior Jazz program here in Morgan County.

From what I have seen, as both a coach(in years past) and a parent with 2 participants this year, it is a well run program and good for the kids. Parents step up to coach, and do their best to teach the basic principles of the game. The teams, at least in the girls divisions that I have watched, are about as even as you can get, with most games being played very close, and the ability of the players are spread out from team to team. I know both my girls are having a good time, and enjoy both the practices and the games. Thanks Coach Brian House and Dave Henry!

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

FamilySearch had a bloggers call this last week and there were some interesting highlights.  The pace of digitization is steadily increasing.  Last year FamilySearch added more than 4 million images to their collection.  This year the number will increase substantially.  FamilySearch has yet to hit the rate at which they will ultimately reach in producing digital images and other records.  They are still projecting to have their collection fully digitized within the next eight years.  This goal now seems possible.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

Jonathan Wayne Spendlove, son of Rodney Spendlove and Shelley (Burraston) Holloway will return home from Marine Corp basic training after his graduation on January 28, 2011.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

Daniel Leishman and Jessica Steed were united in marriage on Friday, January 14, 2011, in Rigby. Idaho.