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14 Feb 2014 (All day)

In the past week, the Morgan High School boys basketball team compiled two more wins in their march to the state tournament. 

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

To chase away the winter blues, Get your mind to think of color hues.

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

In his recent State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama spoke about his signature domestic achievement, Obamacare. He predictably declared that his health law is working as advertised, despite all the problems with the website, the millions of Americans who have had their health insurance dropped as a result of the law, and the skyrocketing costs that have made health care unaffordable for many. To anyone taking an objective view, Obamacare is a disaster.

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national program offering free federal and state income tax preparation for individuals and families with annual incomes of $52,000 or less.

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

Roger and Joan Nold made Morgan their home last summer when they purchased 27 acres on Highway 66.  The new Morgan residents have family members in different areas of military service, which has instilled in them a sense of gratitude and patriotism.  When their son joined the Army reserves, Joan began reading books and researching about the effects of war and veterans with a stronger focus.  

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

The Morgan Junior High Wrestling Team has wrestled their way through a successful season and recently completed their season by competing in two prestigious tournaments.  

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

Holcim representatives, including Holcim Plant Manager David Fletcher, met with Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert and City Councilwoman Shelly Betz to present a check to fund new restrooms at Riverside Park.  

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

Morgan residents have officially filed an answer and counterclaim with 2nd District Court, defending their actions called into question by a lawsuit filed Dec. 31.

12 Feb 2014 - 17:35

Beth Smith Turner
June 6, 1919 – February 12, 2014
 
Beth was born to Conrad Alma Smith and Nellie May Compton in Morgan, Utah.  She spent her early years in Ogden, Utah.  She married Frank Robison Turner on Oct. 27, 1937, in the Salt Lake Temple.  They moved to Taft, California, where the first two of their five children were born.  They later moved back to Devil Slide, Utah, and had their third child. They built their home in Morgan on Island Road, where the last of their children were born, and they remained there for the rest of their lives. 
 
Funeral services will be held at the Rock Church, 10 West Young Street, Morgan, Utah, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at 11 a.m.  A viewing will precede the funeral at 9:45 a.m.
 
Viewing Services will be held at Walker Mortuary, 45 West 200 North, Morgan, Utah, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

RootsTech started out with a bang.  The conference will have more than 30,000 attendees with more than 4,000 youth attending on Saturday.  The conference will also be broadcasting to more than 600 locations worldwide.  These locations will hold local family history conferences in conjunction with RootsTech.  It is expected that the total number of individuals that will participate in RootsTech, either directly or through one of the local conferences, will be nearly 150,000.  That makes RootsTech the largest family history conference in the world, and it is right in our back yard.  If you have time on Saturday to head down to the Salt Palace it will be worth the trip.  On Saturday, Neil L Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will be speaking along with Elder Foster and Elder Packer of the Seventy. Studio C will be performing and John Bytheway will be speaking.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

If Utah parents want to choose new schools for their children for the upcoming (2014-2015) school year, they need to start researching the schooling options available to their children right away. That’s the message from organizers of National School Choice Week, which this week featured 25 events across the Beehive State and a history-making 5,500 events nationwide between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

On Jan. 16, Morgan High School FFA students competed in the annual Area Speaking Contests.  The contests consist of parliamentary procedures, extemporaneous speaking, prepared speech and the FFA Creed.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

The Morgan Trojans boys’ basketball team defeated Uintah last Friday in another commanding performance. The 94-70 victory extends Morgan’s winning streak to eight games—the Trojans are yet to lose in 2014. 

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

A Morgan native has been found guilty of a racially-motivated murder in a Atlanta, Georgia, penitentiary facility.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

Emphasizing her ongoing commitment to Utah’s economic development, longtime educator and community leader Ann Millner formally announces her candidacy to run for the Utah Senate in District 18.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

The American Red Cross needs blood and platelet donors to help restock the blood supply this February. Severe winter weather throughout January across much of the country forced the cancellation of about 770 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in more than 25,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. 

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

A disturbing trend is occurring among the children of the baby boomers, myself included. We seem to have no interest in trying to save old or broken things. Rather than paying someone to come fix a broken dishwasher, for example, we would rather just go buy a new one.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

I have lived here in Morgan now for 17 ½ years. This city and county have a population of great and loving people, parents, grandparents and charming and lovely children.  I know that it is a national thing, but I cannot understand why we call our dear children kids – young goats.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

Thanks thanks to many friends who sent so many greeting cards to Charles on his birthday. 

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

Former residents of Morgan County, Lorin and Lillis Tonks will be celebrating their 80th birthdays this year.  

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

If three words could be used to characterize Greg and Debi Smith, they would be busy, music and service. They have spent a lifetime dedicated to both music and service.  

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

Few teams experience history-making seasons, but the 2013-2014 Lady Trojans are deepening their legacy with each successive game. 

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

In the last five years, Morgan County has employed four different individuals in its top planning spot.  Tired of the turnover and desiring top notch planning expertise, the Morgan County Council discussed Tuesday the open planning and development director position left vacant when Charlie Ewert accepted a planning position in Weber County last week.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

Often when we hear of allergies we think of fall sniffles and watery eyes. While those may be an annoyance for many, one type of allergy less commonly talked about, and less understood, is that of food allergies. 

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Many people who become involved in family history research look at what other people have already completed on their common lines and then begin research where the first blank appears. There is a reason that Grandma or Aunt Clara stopped where they did. It was hard research!

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Tuesday afternoon students at Morgan Middle School had quite the treat as they were entertained by resident artists from the Utah Opera. 

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

In continued support of our community, Young Ford and Young Dodge of Morgan gave back in a big way at the Morgan High School basketball game on Tuesday night. During 2013 Young Ford / Young Dodge hosted several events, including the Drive 4 UR School event and a Trunk or Treat, each helping to raise money for the Morgan Education Foundation. Tuesday night at the MHS boys varsity game, Trent Jaques, general manager of Young Ford / Young Dodge, presented a check totaling $4,780 to Brenda Crossley, Morgan Education Foundation president. 

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

 
The Lady Trojans continued their dominant march through the season with a win over Juan Diego on Tuesday night. 

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

The U10 Morgan Valley Rapids competition soccer team won the UYSA President’s Cup in Mesquite, Nev., that was held Jan. 24-25. The team was undefeated during the tournament and came from behind to win the championship game against Utah Glory. All team members are from the Morgan Valley. The team is coached by Bob Grow and Brant Hayward. Team members include: Cohen Blackett; Robby Cameron; Wyatt Grow; Luke Fackrell; Jamin Hayward; Luke Lowe; Nixan Ordyna; Tanner Stanley; Gavin Turner; Porter Wilkins; and Jackson Winn.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Garren Miles told us so.  “No worries,” he said after the team’s 0-5 start.  “We have a really good team this year.”  

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

The Morgan Indoor Track and Field Club competed at its second event of the season last Friday and Saturday at Weber State University. Although the club is only in its first official year, these young Morgan athletes are proving that they warrant attention and respect even among the bigger schools in the 4A and 5A divisions.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

In search of companies that may want to locate in Morgan County, Morgan County Councilmen Robert Kilmer and Austin Turner traveled to the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held Jan. 14 to 17 in Las Vegas.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Charlie Ewert is going out with a bang.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

The issues surrounding the interlocal recreation agreement tossed around for years among Morgan County, Morgan City and the Morgan County School District may actually be coming to an end now that the school district has removed a claims and liabilities section.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Approximatly 150 community members learned a bit more about the businesses in our county on Saturday, Jan. 25.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

The Williams family, Dan and Rose Ann, Mike and Jill, would like to express their special thanks to Ernie Durrant, Hugh and Claudia Davis, Arlys Johanson and Sylvia Lyons for the wonderful job they all did at our mom, Mary Williams’ services.  

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

A surprise birthday party was held for me on Jan. 26 at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.  The party was put on by all of my children, grandchildren and great grand children. My husband and I would like to thank all of them for the lovely dinner and conversation.  We really enjoyed the afternoon.  The icing on the cake was when a special someone paid our entire tab.  Whoever that kind person was, we would like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Most boy scouts start their training as young boys, giving them plenty of time to earn all the merit badges and advancements they need to become Eagle Scouts before they graduate high school.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Lloyd Rex “Tuff” Heiner passed away on Dec. 27, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Ward Fowles Winchester, 72, of Heber City, Utah passed quietly at home following a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born January 5, 1942, in Ogden, Utah to the late Delores and Austin Winchester. Ward graduated from Morgan High School, and lived in Morgan for nearly 60 years. Ward was a master welder, working at the Salt Lake City Fairpark, Jordanelle St. Park, and Hill Air Force Base. He had many interests, including ATV-ing, snow mobiling, and rebuilding vehicles.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Morgan gained possession of the opening tipoff and never looked back, leading the entire game. 

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Morgan County is accepting applications for a new full-time planner after Charles Ewert, planning and development department director, gave his notice of resignation after accepting a principal planner position with Weber County.  His last day on the job was Thursday, Jan. 30.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

In a larger community, an unassuming, gentle man like Duane Stock may have gone unnoticed, but a man such as this is celebrated in our small town.

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

This week’s column is a little more personal than normal.  During the holidays my family came together.  I am the youngest of six children and all of us except one of my sisters met at my dad’s house one evening.  We talked for a number of hours.  We reminisced, complained about our health, and shared information about our families.  It was a nice evening.

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

Standings for this week are 1st Eagle Rock Construction, 2nd Denise’s Home Plate (tie), 2nd Valley Girls (tie), 4th Head Over Heels, 5th Morgan Drug and 6th Bell Oil.

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

Amanda Campbell was born in Ogden, Utah on July 11 and grew up in Morgan with her brother Justin until the family moved to Torrington, Wyoming, during her ninth through 11th grade years.  She returned for her senior year at Morgan High School, graduating in 1992.  

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

The Utah State Tax Commission announced that same sex couples who file as married on their federal income tax returns for 2013 may also file as married on their state income tax return.

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

On Jan. 20, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held their monthly chapter meeting with guest speaker Dr. Theron Crowther, of Milton.