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17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

I predict the Morgan High girls basketball tam will beat defending 3A girls basketball Champions, the Richfield High School Wildcats on Friday, December 17.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

In its third decade of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Ashley Garfield of Morgan High School as its 2010-11 Gatorade Utah Volleyball Player of the Year.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

 The  number 1 ranked in 3A Morgan girls basketball squad took on 5A Pleasant Grove in the annual endowment game on Tuesday, December  14 at Trojan gym.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan Wrestlers traveled to Coalville last Wednesday,  December. 8, to face North Summit and Carbon in a tri-meet dual.  Morgan easily  defeated both teams. 

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan girls basketball team played home games on back to back nights last week, playing 4A Box Elder on Thursday and 4A Uintah on Friday.  The  Lady Trojans were in complete control from start to finish in both games, as they beat Box Elder 77-36 and Uintah 87-26.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan Board of Education has unveiled a new logo and mission statement for the district.  The action follows work completed by two select committees over the past four months.  The committees were comprised of faculty, community council members, and administrators

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Kaylee Andreason, Emmalee Barajas, Alisa Barnes, Rashel Blazzard, Katelyn Braithwaite, Sawyer Brooks

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Meghan Abbott, Joshua Abplanalp, Molly Adams, Cameron Andersen, Bridger Anderson, Olivia Anderson, Holland Archambault, Camren Arnold, Sarah Ashby, Shelby Ashby, Rhett Ballantyne, Talisha Bambrough

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Dear Santa,
I would like for Christmas is a metal detector the reason I want that so I can find metal in the snow. I also want a hug from you  why you ask? Just cause. A lego king dom I want that because it gets my mind going. Merry Christmas. p.s. put Molly P on the nauty list.
from Tucker

13 Dec 2010 - 18:27

Wanda Pentz Woolsey died Friday, December 10, 2010. She was 81.

A viewing will be held Monday, December 13, 2010 from 1 to 2 p.m. Walker Mortuary, 45 W 200 N, in Morgan, UT. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. in the North Morgan Cemetery.

13 Dec 2010 - 18:27

Our loving, sweet mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother passed away Dec. 13, 2010, at the age of 84 in Layton, Utah of heart failure.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Kamas Ward Chapel, 100 West Center Street, Kamas, UT.  Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services.

Interment, Marion Cemetery.

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan County Board of Education approved the purchase of 8.65 acres of property for the intent of constructing a new transportation facility on the site. 

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Dennis Garner and Marcia Freeman Garner are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on December 16th with family. They were married in December 1960 at the Salt Lake LDS temple.

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Casey Renn Hoopes and Ariel Briscoe have chosen December 18, 2010 to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan LDS Temple.
Casey is the son of Reynold and Valeri Hoopes of Morgan.  He graduated from Morgan High School and LDS Seminary in 2008.  Casey is currently attending Utah State University where he met his best friend and bride to be.

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Elder Michael Joseph Rees has returned from serving an LDS mission in the Guatemala City Central Mission.  He is the son of Stan and Kendra Rees.  He will be speaking in the Morgan 7th Ward at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday at the Morgan Stake Center.

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Elaine was born on February 24, 1925 in Porterville, Utah to Lawrence A. and Gertrude Alice Florence Porter.  
She passed away December 03, 2010 in Seattle, Washington.

Memorial services at a later date.  Condolences can be sent to           shansim@comcast.net

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

I have written several times about FindMyPast.  Over the past few months they have continued to add to their collection.  Along with FamilySearch, FindMyPast has become the single best place to search for British ancestors. 

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Last Monday was the twelfth annual concert of the Morgan Community Choir.  Many families have made this a family tradition at Christmas.  It is a perfect way to start the Christmas season. 

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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A Community Christmas Celebration, which is being sponsored by the Morgan Lions Club, will be held Saturday, December 20.  A giant Christmas tree will be erected on the Union Pacific lawn through the kindness of the Union Pacific, and lighted for the entire Christmas holidays.

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for
November 28 thru December 4, with a total of 111 calls:

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

At the county council meeting on Tuesday night the issue of a freeway interchange in Mountain Green was discussed.  The conclusion – no interchange is in the near future.

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

I predict Morgan Boys will beat Delta High Rabbits on December 10 at Delta High, 50 W 300 N, Delta, UT  at 7 p.m.  I think the score will be MHS 67, Delta 42.  I think the half time score will be MHS 44, Delta 20.
These are the scores from the past Delta basketball games:
2008-09  MHS 38, Delta 45
2006-07  MHS 51, Delta 52
2004-05  MHS 46, Delta 38
1998-99  MHS 41, Delta 53
Which former Delta head coach is now at Morgan?  The answer is Jim Wiscombe.
This information is from the Utah High School Activities Association.
The last time Morgan won at Delta in boy’s basketball was in 2004-05 when our current players were in middle school!  This information is from past Morgan High year books.
 

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

MONDAY MORNING LADIES

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

How do you spell DOMINATION?  During the Harry Burchell Classic basketball tournament last week, it was spelled “Morgan High Lady Trojans Basketball,” as the girls played and beat 5A Fremont High 60-44, and then tourney host 4A Bonneville High 63-21 for the tourney championship.  This is the second year in a row that the Trojans have won this tournament.

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan girls basketball squad traveled to Orem Tuesday Dec. 7th to take on 4A power Mtn. View high school. The Lady Bruins are traditionally a very tough team to beat and are always in the running for a state championship. It would prove to be a great battle between two great teams.   

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Troyettes of Morgan High participated in their first competition this past weekend.  The girls had a very successful first competition.  They came away with 1st place in every category (military, dance, and kick), won the Sweepstakes trophy that was 4 ft. tall, and also had two girls in the top three for drill down, Nikki Green, 1st place, and Karlie Rupe, 2nd place.

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan High School Wrestling team started off the 2010-2011 season by traveling to the Evanston Invitational last weekend. 

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan Wrestling Club hosted Morgan’s first “Morgan Junior High Dual Tournament” on Saturday, December 4 at the Morgan Middle School. 

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

In the document “Promises to Keep” adopted by the Utah State Board of Education in August of 2009 it refers to the mission of Public Education.  Within this mission it states that Utah’s public education system keeps its constitutional promise by ensuring literacy and numeracy for all Utah children.

3 Dec 2010 - 06:00

“There’s just something about Morgan…”  “It’s a great place to live and raise a family...”  “People really care about each other and care about their community in Morgan.”  
These are the repeated types of comments used by long-time residents of Morgan County, newly planted Morganites, and also by many who just pass through the quaint town when looking for the adequate adjective to describe what strong they find so appealing in this valley. 

3 Dec 2010 - 06:00

On October fifth of this year Rod Haslam resigned from the county council due to health concerns.  Haslam had been suffering for many years with a heart conditioned that worsened during his time on the council.  By the eleventh of October Haslam was hospitalized to await a heart transplant.  He was placed on medication and then began the wait for a transplant.

3 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Bruce Galbraith is the Vice President of the school board. He serves from district two. Galbraith ran unopposed in the recent election and was re-elected for a second term of four years.

3 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Paul Dickson of Morgan celebrated his 80th birthday on Wednesday, December 1, 2010.
In honor of this special occasion we wanted to share some wonderful things about our Dad that make him the amazing man we love. Dad has created a tradition of writing sincere letters to each child, grandchild, and great-grandchild every Christmas. He is also famous for his delicious peanut brittle.

3 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Two weeks ago, I discussed getting started with family history. I outlined an approach that began with starting with what you know. By writing down what you know, looking at photographs and other items and connecting with other family members substantial family information can often be complied.

3 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Anna Porter, on the left, receiving the Daughters of the Utah Pioneer (DUP) quilt from Melanie Lane, Mountain View Camp Captain, who made the quilt.
Porter won the quilt from a drawing she entered to benefit the maintenance of the DUP museum and cabin located just north east of the court house.  
The Morgan DUP would like to express appreciation to everyone who supported the fundraiser.”

3 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 21 thru November 27, with a total of 103 calls:

3 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan girls basketball squad opened their season on Tuesday Nov. 30 with a home game, hosting the Mtn Crest Lady Mustangs, a 4A squad out of Hyrum. Last season, the Lady Trojans went to Hyrum and snuck out of town with a big victory. Mtn. Crest would return the favor this year, beating our home town girls by a score of 57-50.

3 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Volunteering in Morgan County Schools is a generous yet rewarding commitment to our children.  Each of our four separate campuses has a variety of opportunities that can be tailored to meet almost any time commitment or personal strength.

26 Nov 2010 - 20:20

MORGAN- George Alfred (Alf) Turner, age 96, passed away November 24, 2010.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at 12:00 noon at the LDS 12th Ward building (Rock Church), 10 West Young St., Morgan, UT with a viewing to be held Friday, November 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary 45 W 200 N, Morgan, UT and Saturday, November 27 from 10:45 to 11:45 at the church.

Interment, South Morgan Cemetery.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan ambulance service in the County has a long history helping those in need. In 1943, a fire in a business with an apartment above injured Norma Williams. She and her husband were rescued from the fire, but Morgan had no ambulance service and no medical facility so she was taken to the old post office building on the corner of Commercial Street and 125 North. She waited until the next morning for an ambulance to arrive from Ogden. She was transported to the hospital, but later died.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Talk to any of the teachers at Morgan High School and they will tell you about the amazing students they teach; how extraordinary the young people are that live in Morgan Valley. There are two young women who attend Morgan High School that, through their latest endeavor, epitomize the great spirit of service of which the teachers and leaders at the school describe. These two students are Rebecca Elton and Madison Sunday. They are neighbors and friends.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Neil Carrigan was born and raised in Morgan. He graduated from Morgan High School and earned a degree from Brigham Young after which he became a math teacher. He taught for seven years at Rich High School, a small rural school in Randolph that had only fifty students. He then moved to Morgan where he taught math and coached a variety of sports for thirty-two years.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Elder Bryan Wilkinson, son of Rob and Wanda Wilkinson of Mountain Green, will serve in the Neuquen Argentina mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will enter the Mission Training Center on December 8, 2010.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Like two characters from a fairy tale, Brandy and Britain have fallen in love.
Mark and Patricia Guess of Oroville California are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Brandy Lynne Guess to Britain Lane Huntington, son of Kelly and Melissa Huntington of Morgan.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

I recently attended an assembly at Morgan Middle School honoring veterans. I am so happy I drove up to Morgan to attend! I was moved by the program as the children performed music, sang patriotic songs and handed out homemade cards of thanks to the Veteran’s who attended.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Brody Caswell, age 12, brought to our attention, that the sign by the phone tower on the east parking lot of the Morgan County Fairgrounds, says “Morgan County Fairgroudns”
The Morgan County News learned from outgoing Morgan County Council member Karen Sunday, that she was made aware of it.  She believes that it happened about five years ago.
Sunday has advised the Fairgrounds Board and asked that they see that the sign is replaced with the correct spelling.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

What was the last book you read?
 What are you reading now?
Would you recommend it?  
Why or why not?