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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is just after Thanksgiving and many of us are sitting at home in the after turkey stupor. If you are like me you are taking shelter indoors from the cold and enjoying time with the family. I love the holidays and the traditions handed down through the years from family. It is a great time of year to do family history.
Unusually Large Snow Fall Sweeps This Section - The season’s first snow storm swept through this weekend leaving about 20 inches of snow.
Misses Lula Barton and Afton Shand were weekend visitors in Salt Lake as guests of Miss Shand’s sister, Beth, at the Beehive House.
It has been said that “Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity”. Over the past several weeks, I have had many experiences that I feel separate our community and the Morgan School District from mediocrity. I would like to share a few experiences with you and also congratulate this wonderful community in which we live.
UDOT’s Student Neighborhood Access Program (SNAP)™ announced its 49 recipients of donated bikes, helmets and scooters in classrooms and assemblies statewide. Students earned the prizes for participating in UDOT’s “Walk More in Four” initiative.
“I have the best job in the world,” exclaimed Tracy Kummer, Morgan Community Services Director who oversees the Morgan Food Pantry. She explains that “service is the best thing in the world and I’m grateful to the county for this opportunity.”
When coming to meet with Tracy first time, one may be nervous or hesitant about being there.
Morgan resident Jimmy Jones recently had the opportunity of a lifetime to experience the weightlessness of space. While it wasn’t a trip in the space shuttle, the program operated by the Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) Foundation offers teachers the opportunity to feel at least one part of space flight.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be dedicating a new meetinghouse on Sunday. The building has been under constrocution for the last several months and is now ready for congregations to begin holding meetings.
Ken Durrant is in his third term serving on the Morgan School Board and is loving the experience. “ I have enjoyed every minute of it “ says Durrant. He is a lifelong resident of Morgan. His father was mayor of Morgan City and he graduated from Morgan High School. Durrant and his wife, Kris, have four children, three of which still live in Morgan, and eleven grandchildren.