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29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Gedcom (Genealogical Data Communications) is a file format that allows genealogical data to be shared between software programs.  Gedcom was implemented many years ago by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to facilitate genealogical information exchange.  It was subsequently adopted as a standard and virtually all genealogical software and sites support Gedcom for data exchange.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists and truckers using Interstate 84, as well as local residents in eastern Morgan County, that work will begin on a project to replace the roadway decks of the I-84 bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad at Taggart, Morgan County, beginning this week.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Emily Wilde and Chandler Weitzel presented to the Morgan City Council and requested that the city support the Morgan High School Cheerleaders by purchasing the placement of flags for the major holidays.  The city has supported this fund raiser in the past.  The council approved the donation unanimously and purchase the services from the cheerleaders for eight flags. 

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 17  thru April 23, with a total of 123 calls:

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

In a move that will provide some help for budget shortfalls at the Sheriff’s office, the Morgan City Council determined to contract with the county to have the services of an additional deputy for 84 days during the summer months.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Chad M. Stewart, a Morgan man, arrested for stealing a BMW valued at $40,000 while test driving it and making the salesman get out of the car at  gunpoint. 

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Chad M. Stewart, a Morgan man, arrested for stealing a BMW valued at $40,000 while test driving it and making the salesman get out of the car at  gunpoint. 

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Friday, April 29

3:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Bear River High School Away

5:30 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Bear River High School Away

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Last Thursday, April 21, northern Utah had some major winds, and the power was out in parts of Morgan County because of it, and a lot of damage throughout six Utah Counties. In the photo above, the Eppards on Morgan Valley Drive had their barn fly into the back  of their home, and they lost a large section of a fence also. They have a wind station and it recorded at 238 miles per hour at 1:25. Then 20 minutes later, a 73 mph gust took out one of their storage sheds.  The tyrotoxism barn weighed over 12,000 pounds. 

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Loved by many, David “Dave” E. Johnson passed away peacefully at his home in Morgan, Utah on April 20, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Morgan – Maurell Dee Brown, 79, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of his mother on April 23, 2011.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Mike and Tara Creager are excited to announce the marriage of their daughter McKinzie Laurel Creager to her high school sweetheart, David George Enlow, son of Mike and Teresa Shope and Scott Enlow.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Congratulations to Matt Franich for being elected “Sweetheart” for the month of April.  We appreciate Matt’s smiling face here and his great contribution to the conversations.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Hugh Davis was awarded the “Silver Bowl Award” on April 19, 2011 at the Lieutenant Governor’s Volunteer Recognition and Awards Banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Salt Lake City.  Each award recipient personally received their award from the Lieutenant Governor with a photo session.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Last Tuesday night, the Northeastern Regional Sterling Scholar competition came to a close.  After nearly six months of preparation, 14 schools brought their best students to compete in Mathematics, Science, English, Foreign Language, Dance, Music, Social Science, Computer Technology, Business, Trade and Technical, Speech and Drama, and General.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

The following is the 5th part in a series of “The History of baseball in Morgan County”. Most of the information is taken from book by Paul Stewart called “Baseball in Morgan County: The Early years”. The only exception was the April Fools day edition that was from the mind of the author.

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

The sun finally came out long enough for Morgan to play softball at Juan Diego on Tuesday 19th April 2011.  The Lady Trojan’s played tough defense through the third inning keeping the score 0 to 0.  When the Eagles took advantage of the Trojan’s errors, and got one run in the fourth inning, four in the fifth inning and two in the sixth inning.

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

The Lady Trojan’s traveled to Grantsville on Friday to play the Cowboys.  Morgan held Grantsville to 0 to 3 until the fourth inning when errors over took the Lady Trojan’s and the Lady Cowboy’s soared to a 10-0 victory defeating the Lady Trojan’s.  Shay Hatch Senior hit a line drive down the third baseline getting a double for Morgan, but wasn’t able to make it home.  Whitney Titus also hit a double, but was unable to score.   The Trojan’s had some great defensive plays, but just couldn’t get there bats’ working offensively.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

At Ben Lomond last Wednesday the Lady Trojan’s soared for a victory against the Scot’s in five innings.  Senior right hander Whitney Titus threw a four hitter with 8 strikeouts walked one and hit one batter.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

This past September, the Utah State Horse 4-H program held their annual Individual State Finals horse show at the Equestrian Park in South Jordan. Approximately 250 4-H members traveled from all over the state to compete for top prizes and awards.  The show was held over a two day period with the written test and judged events being completed on Friday, September 17 and all the timed events being held on Saturday September 18.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Although it is hard to believe, this school year is almost over. We are already starting to budget, hire, and plan for next school year.  As our children transition from grade to grade, new concerns arise about the challenges a new school year may bring.  For parents of students who struggle with aspects of the learning process, those concerns may become more apparent as students transition into new schools or developmental phases.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Wendy Mudrow Nelson also known (on stage & album) as Lantern Lane has hopped on the bandwagon taking her talents on the road, to share her music and raise funds for our soldiers serving in Iraq.

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Morgan County Republican party elected new county officers at a well attended organizing convention on April 9 at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.  Outgoing president, Larry Hatch, expressed thanks to the party’s delegates for turning out in very nearly perfect attendance.  It was the county delegates who cast the votes that put the new slate of officers in their respective positions. 

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Today I received information about a new experience in family history.  I am a somewhat reluctant user of Facebook.  I recognize its value, but don’t really like the idea of living my life in public online.  I have several family members who are crazy about it.  I have watched many individuals while away hours of time at Farmville (a game where individuals create virtual farms and grow virtual crops).  I have played many online games and video games in my life, so I understand some of the addiction, but I have not really understood the fascination with Farmville. 

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

In council meeting Member Ned Mecham came out swinging against the animal control building.  Mecham said, “I have talked to people from both ends of this county.  The only ones I hear that are excited about this building is on the county council.  I haven’t talked to one person in this county that think it’s a great idea for the county to go more in debt.  Last year we went one and a half million for the road bond and this is another $600,000 that has been approved for a building for twenty five years.  I haven’t talked to anyone that thinks that this county going into debt is a good thing.  I know if this is put on the ballot, I know that the county would defeat it and I know our budget this year.  I know that the road department is a mess and is going to need to take money out of the general fund.  I know that our Sheriff’s department is going to need money out of the general fund…I know we are going to need more money for the school resource officer.  I know that diesel now is up 30-35% and I know gasoline is up 30-35% which is going to take a lot more money for fuel out of our general fund.  I think it is a disservice to citizens of this county to go further in debt…”

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

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

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

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

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

On an annual basis, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers will add one or two names to our beautiful “Early Morgan Pioneer” Monument located at the entrance of the Morgan City Riverside Park.  The Sons of Utah Pioneer Monument Committee will select one or two names to be submitted to appropriate City and County Offices for Final Approval. 

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

“Oh the weather outside is frightful...”  The Morgan Community Choir presents its 12th Annual Spring Concert on Monday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Morgan High School.  Even it if it is snowing!  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan would like to invite the family and friends of June Hennefer to celebrate her birthday.

We will celebrate from 2 p.m. til 4 p.m. on April 28 at Family Tree. 

Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by April 25.

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living Center would like to invite the family and friends of Alice Preece to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 6, 2011, at the Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by May 2.

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Clifton Jenkins was born 28 April, 1931 in the “South Davis Ward,” Utah...the only public building within seven miles was the ward house.  He attended school in Roosevelt, Ballard, Naples and Myton.  Jenkins left high school at the age of seventeen to join the Navy.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

You are invited to attend an open house to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Stephen and Jean Dickson on Friday, April 22, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Rock LDS Church in Morgan.

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Dear Morgan County News,

Thanks so much for the support you always give us with the special needs issues in our county. 

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

The family of Seth Harvey Schick wishes to express our sincere appreciation for the outpourning of love and support during his illness and passing. The expressions of sympathy and love will always be remembered and cherished. 

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Elizabeth Ann Dicou, daughter of Brent and Laylene Dicou and the late Trishelle Dicou, has been called to serve in the New Jersey Morristown mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Now that the Morgan County Government is less corrupt there are a few things I think need to be looked at.

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Former Croydon resident and one of the greatest individuals one could ever know has left the world to fight for right on the other side. 

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Tuesday, April 26 Andrew Jackson will be the topic of discussion with Jay Taggart’s history class at 7 p.m.  It is such a learning experience to be in any of Jay’s classes.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

People all the time say that living in Morgan County is great because of the people that live here.  

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

The fourth grade students at Mountain Green Elementary were involved in an “I Love Utah” history fair, Friday, April 1, 2011.  The Utah State Core Curriculum requires that fourth graders study Utah History.  Those subjects studied have been:  Dinosaurs, Mining, Native Americans, Mountain Men, Railroad, Government, and Utah today.  

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

In the Tuesday night meeting the school board authorized the superintendent to utilize the High School Students to help in the case of a disaster. Superintendent Adams reported that he had met with individuals from the reservoirs in the area as well as emergency personnel from the county who had reported on the state of flooding in the area and he wanted to be prepared to act if flooding occurred again this year.  The district has a stockpile of sand and sandbags to help with flooding.  The students would be provided the opportunity to fill sandbags on school property if the county declared an emergency

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

By Superintendent Ken Adams

 

Did you know that children spend 78% of their waking hours (including weekends and holidays) outside of school.  The University of Michigan has compiled data from a number of sources which indicate that parental involvement in this time away from the classroom has a significant impact on student performance.  

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

Back row left to right:  Bryan Porter, Bryan Smith, Keaton Cox, Boman Caldwell, Jacob Caldwell, Cameron Thompson, Colton Carter, Josh Abplanalp, Kade Loveridge, Cole Wilkinson, Morgan Kotter, Sam Wakeham. 

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Lady Trojan’s played Bear River for their first home regional softball game on Tuesday April 5 2011, at Morgan.  The Bears gained a 7 to 0 lead in the first three innings.  The Trojan’s tried to turn the game around in the fourth inning, but was only able to bring in one run.  Shay Hatch was 2 for 3, Amiee Sowder had a double with one RBI and was 1 for 2, Raqeal Jensen had a double, Whitney Titus was 1 for 2 and Brook Pierce was also 1 for 2 and was the only one that scored this game.  Morgan only had six hits this game, but continued to battle, but unfortunately Morgan could never recover and Bear River won 16 to 1

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Lady Trojan’s played Bear River for their first home regional softball game on Tuesday April 5 2011, at Morgan.  The Bears gained a 7 to 0 lead in the first three innings.  The Trojan’s tried to turn the game around in the fourth inning, but was only able to bring in one run.  Shay Hatch was 2 for 3, Amiee Sowder had a double with one RBI and was 1 for 2, Raqeal Jensen had a double, Whitney Titus was 1 for 2 and Brook Pierce was also 1 for 2 and was the only one that scored this game.  Morgan only had six hits this game, but continued to battle, but unfortunately Morgan could never recover and Bear River won 16 to 1

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

In the early years of baseball in Morgan County almost all of the communities had teams. One such team was from North Morgan. I don’t think there is a parent who doesn’t like to watch their son or daughter play sports. Can you imagine an entire team comprised of 10 of your boys? The North Morgan team were all the sons  of the LDS Stake President Daniel Heiner. His sons were Sylvester, Brent, Charlie, Henry, Roswell, Hamner, John, Moroni, George and Heber. Apparently none of his boys could throw hard or straight enough because they had to bring in Thomas Fry and Arthur Francis Jr. and another young man from Ogden to fill the position. 

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

April 6 was a little relief from the snow and rain that has been plaguing spring sports at Morgan High,  and was a pleasant break to have no bad weather other than a wind that seemed to blow continually, for the afternoon of track competition in a tri-meet at Bear River. 

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  Wars are always significant for genealogists.  They create many new records.  In the United States, wars create draft, pay, enlistment, discharge, and pension records, just to name a few.  The Civil War is no exception and there are a wealth of records in which your ancestral information may be found if they were living in the United States at the time.