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April 13, 2014

Hildegard Maria Voigt, age 87, passed away on Monday, March 31, surrounded by her family.  Hildegard was born in Tuebingen, Germany. on March 14, 1927, to loving parents Karl Gottlieb Eugen Juengling and Hilde Barbara (Fahrner).  Her brother Karl was two years older and they stayed close all their lives.  

Hildegard Maria Voigt, age 87, passed away on Monday, March 31, surrounded by her family.  Hildegard was born in Tuebingen, Germany. on March 14, 1927, to loving parents Karl Gottlieb Eugen Juengling and Hilde Barbara (Fahrner).  Her brother Karl was two years older and they stayed close all their lives.  

April 13, 2014

Snowbasin Resort’s second annual Totally 80s Weekend, April 12 – 13, will include an exciting addition this year: an 80s Splash-Down Throw-Down Pond Skim. This hilarious event will be fun for spectators and participants alike. The entire weekend will be jam-packed with free 80s themed fun and entertainment for the whole family.

Snowbasin Resort’s second annual Totally 80s Weekend, April 12 – 13, will include an exciting addition this year: an 80s Splash-Down Throw-Down Pond Skim. This hilarious event will be fun for spectators and participants alike. The entire weekend will be jam-packed with free 80s themed fun and entertainment for the whole family.

April 7, 2014

The Morgan County Farm Bureau invites all citizens to a Meet the Candidate Night and the annual Farm Bureau issue surfacing meeting. The meeting will be held at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9.
Candidates for State Senate District #18 have been invited as have candidates for House District #53. All candidates who filed for Morgan County offices have also been invited to attend.
Candidates will be given a short time to introduce themselves and an opportunity will be given for the public to ask questions about issues of general interest.
At the end of the candidate portion of the meeting, the Farm Bureau will accept input on issues important to Morgan County residents. Farm Bureau is interested in issues that affect citizens locally, statewide and nationally.
For more information, contact Morgan County Farm Bureau Vice President Randy Sessions at sessions@readytek.net.

The Morgan County Farm Bureau invites all citizens to a Meet the Candidate Night and the annual Farm Bureau issue surfacing meeting. The meeting will be held at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9.

March 30, 2014

You can help conserve wildlife in Utah and make this fall’s pheasant hunt better by adopting pheasant chicks, raising the birds and then releasing them into the wild.

You can help conserve wildlife in Utah and make this fall’s pheasant hunt better by adopting pheasant chicks, raising the birds and then releasing them into the wild.

March 30, 2014

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to view the Morgan County Historical Society website, you might want to take a look.  The site now includes the video, “Welcome to Peterson.”  The video/slide show is approximately 15 minutes in length.  It gives a brief history of the early settlement, the four schools, stores and hotel that were located in the community.  Although it is not a complete history of the area, it presents some interesting facts and background information.

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to view the Morgan County Historical Society website, you might want to take a look.  The site now includes the video, “Welcome to Peterson.”  The video/slide show is approximately 15 minutes in length.  It gives a brief history of the early settlement, the four s

March 30, 2014

 
It’s go time. Lagoon Amusement Park will be open weekends beginning Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m. (weather and other factors permitting). 

It’s go time. Lagoon Amusement Park will be open weekends beginning Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m. (weather and other factors permitting). 

March 30, 2014

The Morgan Company of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers are volunteering to pay the $30 entrance fee for any local young women interested in participating in The Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant held April 10 to 12.

The Morgan Company of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers are volunteering to pay the $30 entrance fee for any local young women interested in participating in The Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant held April 10 to 12.

March 30, 2014

Our loving sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Bonnie Jean Calderwood, age 84, returned to our Heavenly Father on March 21, 2014.  She passed away peacefully with her dear cousin and special friend, June C. Wilde, by her side in the Family Tree Assisted Living Center, Morgan, Utah. 

Our loving sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Bonnie Jean Calderwood, age 84, returned to our Heavenly Father on March 21, 2014.  She passed away peacefully with her dear cousin and special friend, June C. Wilde, by her side in the Family Tree Assisted Living Center, Morgan, Utah. 

March 30, 2014

Veterans of the Vietnam Era, here is your homecoming.  Saturday, March 29, 2014, has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day. The United States was a different place back in the 60s and 70s.  The nation was tired and disgruntled about a war so far away.  It became very unpopular with the American people.  

Veterans of the Vietnam Era, here is your homecoming.  Saturday, March 29, 2014, has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day. The United States was a different place back in the 60s and 70s.  The nation was tired and disgruntled about a war so far away.  It became very unpopular with the American people.  

March 23, 2014

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.

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.

March 23, 2014

The Morgan High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter is partnering with hit country artist Collin Raye and multiple businesses from the community to provide the necessary help to a local boy and his family. 

The Morgan High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter is partnering with hit country artist Collin Raye and multiple businesses from the community to provide the necessary help to a local boy and his family. 

March 23, 2014

Morgan County Librarian Valerie Hancock hopes to get the community better acquainted with other countries through the theme “Many Lands, Many Friends” for Monday’s family fun night.

Morgan County Librarian Valerie Hancock hopes to get the community better acquainted with other countries through the theme “Many Lands, Many Friends” for Monday’s family fun night.
Seven countries will be represented at the family fun night on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.

March 23, 2014

After you have gathered and compiled your first generation you begin to recognize tools and documents that will assist you as you begin work on the second generation.

After you have gathered and compiled your first generation you begin to recognize tools and documents that will assist you as you begin work on the second generation.

March 23, 2014

Compiling your first and second generations assists you in building skills and understanding the tools and document types that are helpful in building a correct family history.

Compiling your first and second generations assists you in building skills and understanding the tools and document types that are helpful in building a correct family history.

March 23, 2014

There is a growing awareness for the need of foster families in society now days.  This extends not only to children, but animals as well.

There is a growing awareness for the need of foster families in society now days.  This extends not only to children, but animals as well.

March 23, 2014

The constitutional right of the people of Utah to petition their leaders has come under increasing attack as the visibility, and potential success, of Count My Vote increases. Good government groups Alliance for a Better UTAH and Utahns for Ethical Government have issued the following statement in response to legislation that would weaken Utah’s petition process:

The constitutional right of the people of Utah to petition their leaders has come under increasing attack as the visibility, and potential success, of Count My Vote increases.

March 23, 2014

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

March 23, 2014

The kick off for Project Linus started March 3 and will conclude May . Project Linus accepts donated new, handmade, washable blankets for military fallen soldiers as well as seriously ill and/or traumatized children, ages 0 to 18.  In previous years we were only able to accept blankets for children, but we are now expanding to teens, adults and families of fallen soldiers. 

The kick off for Project Linus started March 3 and will conclude May .

March 23, 2014

In response to the letter in the Feb. 7 TMCN regarding referring to our children as “kids,” I can’t help but point out that language is a dynamic medium; many words have multiple, often diversely different meanings, and word meanings change with time and usage.  

Dear Editor,
In response to the letter in the Feb. 7 TMCN regarding referring to our children as “kids,” I can’t help but point out that language is a dynamic medium; many words have multiple, often diversely different meanings, and word meanings change with time and usage.  

March 23, 2014

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

March 23, 2014

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

March 23, 2014

Each year, Morgan Elementary School students show off their storytelling skills as they compete for the opportunity to represent the school at the annual Weber State Storytelling Festival in Ogden, Utah.

Each year, Morgan Elementary School students show off their storytelling skills as they compete for the opportunity to represent the school at the annual Weber State Storytelling Festival in Ogden, Utah.

March 23, 2014

On March 5 to 7 Morgan High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in the Utah State Leadership Conference against prominent young future business leaders.  Morgan students did very well and 17 students placed in the top 10 in the state in their respective events.  

On March 5 to 7 Morgan High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in the Utah State Leadership Conference against prominent young future business leaders.  Morgan students did very well and 17 students placed in the top 10 in the state in their respective events.  

March 23, 2014

Candidates have begun lining up for several local government positions that will be on the November ballot.  

Candidates have begun lining up for several local government positions that will be on the November ballot.  

March 23, 2014

In an effort to provide guests with real-time information related to lift and trail status, weather conditions, current resort information, the ability to track runs, vertical feet skied at the resort, speed and more, Snowbasin Resort introduced a free mobile app this week that is available for both iPhone and Android smartphone users.

In an effort to provide guests with real-time information related to lift and trail status, weather conditions, current resort information, the ability to track runs, vertical feet skied at the resort, speed and more, Snowbasin Resort introduced a free mobile app this week that is available for both iPhone and Android smartphone users.

March 23, 2014

Staff from Congressman Bishop’s office to attend town hall meeting

Staff from Congressman Bishop’s office to attend town hall meeting
There are many questions and concerns surrounding the Common Core testing that will be in place state-wide this year.

March 23, 2014

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, Betty Lorene Campbell Palmer, died Feb. 23, 2014, surrounded by her family.  She was 84.

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, Betty Lorene Campbell Palmer, died Feb. 23, 2014, surrounded by her family.  She was 84.

March 23, 2014

Our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother Colleen Smith Williams of Morgan, Utah passed away peacefully at her home on March 15, 2014.

Our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother Colleen Smith Williams of Morgan, Utah passed away peacefully at her home on March 15, 2014.

March 23, 2014

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Douglas Blaine Harrop returned home to his Heavenly Father on Monday, March 17th at the age of 73.

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Douglas Blaine Harrop returned home to his Heavenly Father on Monday, March 17th at the age of 73.

March 23, 2014

Harvey J. Porter, 102, passed away Monday March 17, 2014 at the Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan Utah.

Harvey J. Porter, 102, passed away Monday March 17, 2014 at the Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan Utah.
Harvey was born July 12, 1911 in Salt Lake City to Warren W. and Susan L Florence Porter.  He was raised in Morgan and graduated from Morgan High School. 

March 23, 2014

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather died suddenly at home Friday Feb. 28, 2014. He was born on Oct. 19, 1946, in Coalville, Utah. Jay is the eldest son of Douglas and Thelma Ovard. He attended grade school in Henefer and graduated from North Summit High School and Seminary in May of 1964.

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather died suddenly at home Friday Feb. 28, 2014. He was born on Oct. 19, 1946, in Coalville, Utah. Jay is the eldest son of Douglas and Thelma Ovard. He attended grade school in Henefer and graduated from North Summit High School and Seminary in May of 1964.

March 23, 2014

Marjorie Rollins Rose Adams slipped into eternity March 16, 2014 in Bountiful UT at the age of 90.  She was born February 19, 1924 to Zina Pearl Bybee and Oscar Whitaker Rollins as the 8th child of 12 in the ‘big house’ at the Rollins Ranch in Mtn Green, Morgan County, Utah.

Marjorie Rollins Rose Adams slipped into eternity March 16, 2014 in Bountiful UT at the age of 90.  She was born February 19, 1924 to Zina Pearl Bybee and Oscar Whitaker Rollins as the 8th child of 12 in the ‘big house’ at the Rollins Ranch in Mtn Green, Morgan County, Utah.

March 23, 2014

On October 14, 1929 Peggy Ann Williams was born at the family home in Morgan Utah to Daniel Oliver and Ansta Irene Williams. The baby of the family she was doted upon by Margaret, Barbara and Gamble. Her family were original settlers of the Morgan Valley and her father ran the William’s and Sons Store. Her mother taught school and was amazing with a needle and thread, making her beautiful clothing and doing needle point.

On October 14, 1929 Peggy Ann Williams was born at the family home in Morgan Utah to Daniel Oliver and Ansta Irene Williams. The baby of the family she was doted upon by Margaret, Barbara and Gamble. Her family were original settlers of the Morgan Valley and her father ran the William’s and Sons Store.

March 23, 2014

Together again

Together again

March 23, 2014

Sugar and spice and everything nice is what this year’s Troyettes are made of, especially when they appear in their best royal attire.

Sugar and spice and everything nice is what this year’s Troyettes are made of, especially when they appear in their best royal attire.

March 23, 2014

Representative Patrice Arent was inspired by Luke Parker—a student at Upland Terrace Elementary who regularly waves a sign at adults in idling cars during school pick up—to launch a campaign where the scripts are flipped and students educate adults on idling. His ingenuity in creating a way to remind people to play their part in preventing pollution reminded her that students often speak with the clearest voices, especially in issues where adults are sometimes forgetful.

Representative Patrice Arent was inspired by Luke Parker—a student at Upland Terrace Elementary who regularly waves a sign at adults in idling cars during school pick up—to launch a campaign where the scripts are flipped and students educate adults on idling.

March 23, 2014

Although it may take years to accomplish the incorporation of Mountain Green as the second official city in Morgan County, several local residents are taking steps now to start the process.

Although it may take years to accomplish the incorporation of Mountain Green as the second official city in Morgan County, several local residents are taking steps now to start the process.

March 23, 2014

Snowbasin Resort’s Discovery Pass for the 2014/2015 winter season can now be purchased online through at snowbasin.com or in person at Earl’s Lodge between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ending on April 20.  

Snowbasin Resort’s Discovery Pass for the 2014/2015 winter season can now be purchased online through at snowbasin.com or in person at Earl’s Lodge between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ending on April 20.  

March 23, 2014

Morgan City has made a stride forward in coordinating community events.  This move involved hiring a new event coordinator to work with the city council in not only making sure that big events are successful, but assisting in day-to-day operations as well.

Morgan City has made a stride forward in coordinating community events.  This move involved hiring a new event coordinator to work with the city council in not only making sure that big events are successful, but assisting in day-to-day operations as well.

March 23, 2014

With the current economic climate, there has been a boom in the buying and selling of pre-owned items on facebook and classified pages.  The new Traders Apparel store on Commercial Street facilitates this same concept in retail form.  

With the current economic climate, there has been a boom in the buying and selling of pre-owned items on facebook and classified pages.  The new Traders Apparel store on Commercial Street facilitates this same concept in retail form.  

March 23, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014 has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day.  The local Posts of the VFW and American Legion would like to invite all vets and partners who served during this era to an open house from 5-6 p.m. at the Veterans Room in the Morgan County Court House.  Come and join us for refreshments and remembrance of your service.  This activity is for all who served during this “Era,” one did not have to serve in Vietnam, all who served during that time are veterans no matter whether you served at home or abroad.  Contact Milan Mecham at 801-829-3565 or Dick Slate at 801-829-6224.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day.  The local Posts of the VFW and American Legion would like to invite all vets and partners who served during this era to an open house from 5-6 p.m.

March 23, 2014

Weber State University’s 18th annual Storytelling Festival will take place Feb. 24-26. Each year the award-winning festival invites the public to enjoy the performances of national, local and student storytellers.

Weber State University’s 18th annual Storytelling Festival will take place Feb. 24-26. Each year the award-winning festival invites the public to enjoy the performances of national, local and student storytellers.

February 8, 2014

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. 

Urgent need for platelet donors, blood donors with types O, A negative and B negative

February 8, 2014

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.

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

February 8, 2014

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. 

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. 

February 8, 2014

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.

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.

February 1, 2014

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!

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!

February 1, 2014

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

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

February 1, 2014

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

Lloyd Rex “Tuff” Heiner passed away on Dec. 27, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Walker Mortuary in Morgan, Utah (45 W. 200 North). A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m. prior to the services. 

January 25, 2014

Family history is really exciting for those who do it. Those who have not been bitten by the bug may feel overwhelmed or disinterested. I love helping individuals begin their family history and always maintain that you can research like a professional even if you are not one. Simply learn to do it right the first time and fix it right for future generations, and you will have some great (fun and interesting) training material for them when they are ready to begin. 

Family history is really exciting for those who do it. Those who have not been bitten by the bug may feel overwhelmed or disinterested. I love helping individuals begin their family history and always maintain that you can research like a professional even if you are not one.

January 25, 2014

The political and economic climate lately has many in Morgan asking about their local businesses.  It is a common occurrence to read weekly and even daily “Who does appliance repair in Morgan?” and other similar posts on local facebook pages.  It is clear Morgan wants to shop local, and many residents don’t even realize Morgan is home to over 600 businesses.

The political and economic climate lately has many in Morgan asking about their local businesses.  It is a common occurrence to read weekly and even daily “Who does appliance repair in Morgan?” and other similar posts on local facebook pages.  It is clear Morgan wants to shop local, and many residents don’t even realize Morgan is home to o

January 25, 2014

Duane Dee Stock “Dewey,” 66, passed away peacefully, Jan. 16, 2014, after a valiant fight with cancer. Duane was born on May 6, 1947, at the Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, to Carl and Lucille Stock. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and a friend to all who knew him. He was a man of honor, trust and respect. Growing up in Layton on Park Street with his old buddies, playing and riding go-carts was a kid’s dream! Duane attended Layton Elementary, Central Davis Junior High School and was a graduate of Davis High, “Class of 65.” He majored in art at Weber College.  

Duane Dee Stock “Dewey,” 66, passed away peacefully, Jan. 16, 2014, after a valiant fight with cancer. Duane was born on May 6, 1947, at the Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, to Carl and Lucille Stock. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and a friend to all who knew him. He was a man of honor, trust and respect.

January 25, 2014

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

Lloyd Rex “Tuff” Heiner passed away on Dec. 27, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Walker Mortuary in Morgan, Utah (45 W. 200 North). A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m. prior to the services. 

January 25, 2014

I was born to Don and Verna Durrant in Morgan, on Nov. 3, 1924, the second girl in a family of four children.

I was born to Don and Verna Durrant in Morgan, on Nov. 3, 1924, the second girl in a family of four children.
My father was a cheesemaker. The creamery by the river holds many dear memories of my youth.

January 25, 2014

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.

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.

January 25, 2014

Young sluggers got the chance to rub shoulders with Morgan High School baseball coaches and players last weekend at the Trojan Century Center as part of a youth baseball skills clinic.   The coaches organized the clinic for players ages 8 to 14.  Approximately 30 current and former players were enlisted to keep the ratio of players to instructors low and to provide more one-on-one feedback.  

Young sluggers got the chance to rub shoulders with Morgan High School baseball coaches and players last weekend at the Trojan Century Center as part of a youth baseball skills clinic.

January 12, 2014

There are not many things that can get kids out of bed early over Christmas vacation, but plenty of kids showed up to celebrate the first anniversary of the brand new Morgan Health Center.

There are not many things that can get kids out of bed early over Christmas vacation, but plenty of kids showed up to celebrate the first anniversary of the brand new Morgan Health Center.

January 12, 2014

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is getting the mail. I love Christmas cards. Cards are such a wonderful part of the season, getting to hear from family and friends that we don’t have the opportunity to hang out with as much as we may like. I like the ones that are simply signed and I love the newsy Christmas letters too.

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is getting the mail. I love Christmas cards. Cards are such a wonderful part of the season, getting to hear from family and friends that we don’t have the opportunity to hang out with as much as we may like. I like the ones that are simply signed and I love the newsy Christmas letters too.

January 12, 2014

RootsTech is fast approaching and the conference looks better than ever.  2014 RootsTech will be held at the Salt Palace from February 5 to 8.  February 5 will be a new day dedicated to software developers and will be called the “Innovators Summit”.  This day will go back to the roots of RootsTech and have time dedicated to the developers so they can be in the exhibit hall during the main conference.

RootsTech is fast approaching and the conference looks better than ever.  2014 RootsTech will be held at the Salt Palace from February 5 to 8.  February 5 will be a new day dedicated to software developers and will be called the “Innovators Summit”.  This day will go back to the roots of RootsTech and have time dedicated to the developers s

January 12, 2014

Holiday music is played continually from November through January. For many people, listening to holiday favorites and going to musical recitals and concerts is a major part of the holiday season.

Holiday music is played continually from November through January. For many people, listening to holiday favorites and going to musical recitals and concerts is a major part of the holiday season.

January 12, 2014

When working on your genealogy, remember to follow up on any mention of a funeral home. Their records provide researchers with information about the individual’s death and more. They may show just a few details or the minutia involved in planning a funeral down to what flowers were sent and any clothes or beautician services purchased by the deceased’s loved ones. Details like who paid for the funeral might help identify family members and their addresses. Ministers who are listed as performing the funeral service provide clues as to additional church records that you will want to locate and research.

When working on your genealogy, remember to follow up on any mention of a funeral home. Their records provide researchers with information about the individual’s death and more. They may show just a few details or the minutia involved in planning a funeral down to what flowers were sent and any clothes or beautician services purchased by the deceased’s loved ones.

January 12, 2014

Last weekend, Morgan High School hosted its first-ever Air Force dual meet, featuring nine schools and up to eight wrestling matches taking place simultaneously.  Visiting schools included Clearfield, Weber, Bear River, Davis, Duchesne, Skyview, Layton and Preston, Idaho.  Overall, the Trojans took fourth place, with several varsity wrestlers placing in the top three, such as Carlos Nava (113-2nd), Jayden Pentz (120-1st), Owen Pentz (126-2nd), Tyson Spens (152-3rd), Wyatt Ekblad (220-3rd) and Kyle Stapley (HW-3rd).  

Last weekend, Morgan High School hosted its first-ever Air Force dual meet, featuring nine schools and up to eight wrestling matches taking place simultaneously.  Visiting schools included Clearfield, Weber, Bear River, Davis, Duchesne, Skyview, Layton and Preston, Idaho.  Overall, the Trojans took fourth place, with several varsity wrestlers placing in the

January 12, 2014

Darlene Mortenson passed away on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 96 years of age.

Darlene Mortenson passed away on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 96 years of age.
She was born on September 23, 1917, in Stoddard.  Darlene was a lifelong resident of Morgan County.

January 12, 2014

David Michael Jones, 58, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

David Michael Jones, 58, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
He was born June 9, 1955, in Ogden, Utah, the son of David Rollie and Shirley Louise Anderson Jones.

January 12, 2014

Our 94-year-old Mustang-driving, bling-wearing, QVC-buying Mother and Grandma Doe drove her convertible Mustang over to the other side on Christmas Day.

Our 94-year-old Mustang-driving, bling-wearing, QVC-buying Mother and Grandma Doe drove her convertible Mustang over to the other side on Christmas Day.

January 12, 2014

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and favorite aunt passed away peacefully Thursday morning in her home, with her family by her side. It was Judy’s final rally. For many years she has courageously battled diseases that ravaged her body, but would not weaken her spirit.

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and favorite aunt passed away peacefully Thursday morning in her home, with her family by her side. It was Judy’s final rally. For many years she has courageously battled diseases that ravaged her body, but would not weaken her spirit.

January 12, 2014

She was a native of Morgan, Utah.  She was one of ten children.  Vivian has faced and overcome many challenges in her life.  Vivian never married but devoted most of her life to the care of two of her brothers and her father.  When she was 83 she was one of the most senior participants of the Weber/Morgan Senior Community Service Employment Program.  In 2004 Vivian was honored by the Utah Jazz and the Utah Older Worker Coordination Council and presented with an “Outstanding Older Worker Award” at the Delta Center in Salt Lake.

She was a native of Morgan, Utah.  She was one of ten children.  Vivian has faced and overcome many challenges in her life.  Vivian never married but devoted most of her life to the care of two of her brothers and her father.  When she was 83 she was one of the most senior participants of the Weber/Morgan Senior Community Service Employment Progra

January 12, 2014

Wayne Irwin Pentz, 86, died December 21, 2013 at his home in Morgan, Utah.

Wayne Irwin Pentz, 86, died December 21, 2013 at his home in Morgan, Utah.
Wayne was born in Morgan, a son of Jacob Grover Pentz and Ruby Leone Irwin.  He married Arleen Jaques on December 1, 1967.

January 12, 2014

Assistance: Morgan City, Mtn Green, Milton

Assistance: Morgan City, Mtn Green, Milton
Assistance Other Jurisdiction: (3) WB I-84, EB I-84
Child Abuse: Morgan City
Child Neglect: Morgan City

January 12, 2014

Snowbasin Resort, together with Burton Snowboards, will be celebrating the grand opening today of the Burton Dinosaur Riglet Park, a new youth-focused snowboard learning park. The park was designed specifically for children as young as 3 years old to learn how to snowboard and is located next to Snowbasin Resort’s Snowsports Learning Center. Presenting exciting features themed around Utah’s vast dinosaur history, kids will have the chance to learn balance, weight transfer, edging and freestyle basics by maneuvering over, under and around sculpted terrain of lava and mountains with “Dino” the Dinosaur and “Terry” the Triceratops. 

Snowbasin Resort, together with Burton Snowboards, will be celebrating the grand opening today of the Burton Dinosaur Riglet Park, a new youth-focused snowboard learning park. The park was designed specifically for children as young as 3 years old to learn how to snowboard and is located next to Snowbasin Resort’s Snowsports Learning Center.

January 12, 2014

Federal and State agencies are recruiting for wildland fire fighting positions in the 2014 wildfire season. The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and the Utah Division Forestry, Fire and State Lands are looking for wildland firefighters to start work in May of 2014. Applications are available online.

Federal and State agencies are recruiting for wildland fire fighting positions in the 2014 wildfire season. The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and the Utah Division Forestry, Fire and State Lands are looking for wildland firefighters to start work in May of 2014. Applications are available online.

January 12, 2014

Trent Jaques announced that Young Ford will be joining Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA through the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program.  For the 2013-2014 school year, Young Ford will be helping one local student attend the college of their choice.

Trent Jaques announced that Young Ford will be joining Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA through the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program.  For the 2013-2014 school year, Young Ford will be helping one local student attend the college of their choice.

January 1, 2014
There is an air of change in today’s political scene. Local businessman John Barber
hopes that he can affect which way that wind blows by giving up some of his
retirement hours to serve his fellow residents in Morgan with a run for the Utah
Senate Seat 18.
There is an air of change in today’s political scene. Local businessman John Barber hopes that he can affect which way that wind blows by giving up some of his retirement hours to serve his fellow residents in Morgan with a run for the Utah Senate Seat 18.
December 28, 2013

Morgan School District would like to make residents aware of the existence of the Adult Education program. Our program is open to local residents as well as those from nearby communities who did not graduate from high school and want to earn their high school diploma or GED.

By Blaine Fackrell
Morgan School District would like to make residents aware of the existence of the Adult Education program. Our program is open to local residents as well as those from nearby communities who did not graduate from high school and want to earn their high school diploma or GED.

December 28, 2013

Susanne Skeen has been involved with 4-H nearly her entire life.  She was recently recognized for 35 years of volunteering her head, heart, hand, and health.  

Susanne Skeen has been involved with 4-H nearly her entire life.  She was recently recognized for 35 years of volunteering her head, heart, hand, and health.  

December 28, 2013

November found local Daughters of Utah Pioneers camps holding monthly meetings around the valley.  Morgan Company DUP was established in April of 1918, and has now grown to include six camps, namely: Hardscrabble, Mt. Joy, Mountain View, Peterson Creek, South Morgan and Weber River.  In the beginning, Porterville Camp (the first camp organized) and Peterson Camp were part of the company but have since either been combined with other camps or otherwise dissembled.

November found local Daughters of Utah Pioneers camps holding monthly meetings around the valley.  Morgan Company DUP was established in April of 1918, and has now grown to include six camps, namely: Hardscrabble, Mt.

December 28, 2013

The Genealogy and Local History Celebration was a hit with attendees.  Those in attendance had a great time and can’t wait to see more opportunities to serve the genealogical needs of our community.

By Holly T. Hansen
The Genealogy and Local History Celebration was a hit with attendees.  Those in attendance had a great time and can’t wait to see more opportunities to serve the genealogical needs of our community.

December 28, 2013

One of the most common things I hear from individuals is that all their ancestors have been found.  I have yet to ever to find someone for whom it is true that all their ancestors have been found.  From an ancestral perspective at 10 generations we each have 256 ancestors.  If you include their children and spouses the number is more likely to be about 2,000.

One of the most common things I hear from individuals is that all their ancestors have been found.  I have yet to ever to find someone for whom it is true that all their ancestors have been found.  From an ancestral perspective at 10 generations we each have 256 ancestors.  If you include their children and spouses the number is more likely to be about 2,000.

December 28, 2013

Last year, we were treated to game after game of Jake Miles (3A most valuable player) flying over, around or through helpless and dazed defenders as he guided the Morgan Trojans to their first basketball state championship since…well…since a generation before Jake was born.  

Last year, we were treated to game after game of Jake Miles (3A most valuable player) flying over, around or through helpless and dazed defenders as he guided the Morgan Trojans to their first basketball state championship since…well…since a generation before Jake was born.  

December 28, 2013

Give the gift of the great outdoors this holiday with a Utah State Parks Annual Pass. Explore Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, hike with bison on Antelope Island, ride the waves at Deer Creek State Park or visit any of Utah’s state parks and museums.

Give the gift of the great outdoors this holiday with a Utah State Parks Annual Pass. Explore Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, hike with bison on Antelope Island, ride the waves at Deer Creek State Park or visit any of Utah’s state parks and museums.

December 28, 2013

Emily Childs grew up in Morgan and, as many do, enjoyed foods such as white rice and pasta. Not until her first child was born and she was looking to shed the excess baby weight did she began to look for a healthier way to eat.  

Emily Childs grew up in Morgan and, as many do, enjoyed foods such as white rice and pasta. Not until her first child was born and she was looking to shed the excess baby weight did she began to look for a healthier way to eat.  

December 28, 2013

Recently it was reported that Morgan is becoming the new home of a Glenn J Kimber Morgan Academy.  While the owners are seeking to build a new facility to house the school, they are still seeking to offer educational experiences for the people of the community.  

Recently it was reported that Morgan is becoming the new home of a Glenn J Kimber Morgan Academy.  While the owners are seeking to build a new facility to house the school, they are still seeking to offer educational experiences for the people of the community.  

December 28, 2013

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

December 28, 2013

Each year, thousands of groups, businesses, families and individuals come together to earn money for a great cause. Through this effort, they also exercise high levels of creativity while memorializing those they care about. 

Each year, thousands of groups, businesses, families and individuals come together to earn money for a great cause. Through this effort, they also exercise high levels of creativity while memorializing those they care about. 

December 28, 2013

Morgan Grace Fellowship wants to thank the community for the outpouring of donations.  Together 103 boxes filled with toys were collected for Operation Christmas Child!  

Morgan Grace Fellowship wants to thank the community for the outpouring of donations.  Together 103 boxes filled with toys were collected for Operation Christmas Child!  

December 28, 2013

The new Morgan Health Center is about to celebrate their first anniversary in their new and updated building.

The new Morgan Health Center is about to celebrate their first anniversary in their new and updated building.  

December 28, 2013

Our beloved mother, “GMA C,” sister and friend, Carolyn Carter Christensen, 48, was called back to heaven on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.  She passed away quickly and unexpectedly due to health complications.

Our beloved mother, “GMA C,” sister and friend, Carolyn Carter Christensen, 48, was called back to heaven on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.  She passed away quickly and unexpectedly due to health complications.

December 28, 2013

Wayne Paul Hulet left this earth on Nov. 14, 2013. He was born in Ogden, Utah, to Howard Paul Hulet and Virginia Rae Banford on May 18, 1941.

Wayne Paul Hulet left this earth on Nov. 14, 2013. He was born in Ogden, Utah, to Howard Paul Hulet and Virginia Rae Banford on May 18, 1941.

December 28, 2013

Each year the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program assists low-income residents with tax preparation.  

Each year the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program assists low-income residents with tax preparation.  

November 28, 2013

Many of those involved in family history in Morgan may not know that we have a celebrity/expert in our midst.  

Many of those involved in family history in Morgan may not know that we have a celebrity/expert in our midst.  

November 28, 2013

As another fall season goes by, we congratulate and thank all those involved in coaching and refereeing in our valley.  

As another fall season goes by, we congratulate and thank all those involved in coaching and refereeing in our valley.  

November 9, 2013

In an effort to keep property taxes low in Morgan, there has been a growing awareness to shop locally.  The biggest hurdle to getting people to spend their dollars in town is that residents don’t always know all that is available to them within the county.

In an effort to keep property taxes low in Morgan, there has been a growing awareness to shop locally.  The biggest hurdle to getting people to spend their dollars in town is that residents don’t always know all that is available to them within the county.

November 9, 2013

Family History can be a solo activity.  It is ironic that the nature of genealogical research is often that it isolates us from our families.  We find ourselves alone in a family history center or The Family History Library at a computer or a microfilm reader looking at records.  We spend time pouring over transcriptions late into the evening when the rest of the family has gone to bed.  

Family History can be a solo activity.  It is ironic that the nature of genealogical research is often that it isolates us from our families.  We find ourselves alone in a family history center or The Family History Library at a computer or a microfilm reader looking at records.  We spend time pouring over transcriptions late into the evening when the

November 9, 2013

Each year 10 of the best horse trainers across the country are invited to participate in the Impact of the Horse Competition held in Heber City, Utah. This year Croydon resident Niki Wilde was chosen to be a part of this prestigious group who will show off their horse training skills Nov. 1 – 2, at the Wasatch Event Center. 

Each year 10 of the best horse trainers across the country are invited to participate in the Impact of the Horse Competition held in Heber City, Utah. This year Croydon resident Niki Wilde was chosen to be a part of this prestigious group who will show off their horse training skills Nov. 1 – 2, at the Wasatch Event Center. 

October 19, 2013

Roaring motorcycles through beautiful fall colors, dripping barbecue ribs and a hopping auction last weekend resulted in $1,300 for local schools.

Roaring motorcycles through beautiful fall colors, dripping barbecue ribs and a hopping auction last weekend resulted in $1,300 for local schools.

October 19, 2013

A representative from the Utah State School Board says those both in favor of and opposed to the Utah Common Core have the same concerns.

A representative from the Utah State School Board says those both in favor of and opposed to the Utah Common Core have the same concerns.

October 19, 2013

Applications for 2014 sportsman permits accepted soon

Applications for 2014 sportsman permits accepted soon
You can apply for next year’s most prized Utah big game hunting permits—2014 sportsman permits—starting Oct. 29.

October 14, 2013

The Morgan Conservation District is pleased to announce a poster and photo conservation contest. 

The Morgan Conservation District is pleased to announce a poster and photo conservation contest. 

October 14, 2013

Ancestry.com this week announced the acquisition of Find-a-Grave.  Find-a-Grave has been a volunteer-led effort that has provided grave information for individuals all over the United States.  Through the efforts of their volunteers they have amassed the largest collection of grave information online in the United States.  

Ancestry.com this week announced the acquisition of Find-a-Grave.  Find-a-Grave has been a volunteer-led effort that has provided grave information for individuals all over the United States.  Through the efforts of their volunteers they have amassed the largest collection of grave information online in the United States.  

October 14, 2013

Our bowling leagues are back in full swing for the 2013-2014 season. We have three leagues going now, and we will be starting a Friday night league in October. If you, or anybody you know would like to bowl this year please call Parkside Lanes at 801-829-6012 for more details. 

Our bowling leagues are back in full swing for the 2013-2014 season. We have three leagues going now, and we will be starting a Friday night league in October. If you, or anybody you know would like to bowl this year please call Parkside Lanes at 801-829-6012 for more details. 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT OWLS

October 14, 2013

Local artist John Pincock shares his passion for art not only with the students he inspires each day at Morgan High School, but also with the community as well by producing and selling beautiful handmade pieces of pottery. Ironically, while growing up in West Valley, Pincock was not particularly fond of art class. Throughout his time in elementary and junior high, Pincock found he had a hard time compressing 3D objects into two-dimensional projects. That all changed when he enrolled in a high school ceramics class. 

Local artist John Pincock shares his passion for art not only with the students he inspires each day at Morgan High School, but also with the community as well by producing and selling beautiful handmade pieces of pottery. Ironically, while growing up in West Valley, Pincock was not particularly fond of art class.

October 14, 2013

After almost a year of work, the Morgan County Council has been handed a draft of a development agreement that could eventually bring thousands of building units and new recreational amenities to the county.

After almost a year of work, the Morgan County Council has been handed a draft of a development agreement that could eventually bring thousands of building units and new recreational amenities to the county.

October 14, 2013

The Morgan school’s Parent Teacher Student Organizations are combining efforts for the first time ever to raise funds for the high school, middle school and elementary school.  The Morgan PTSO Fall Festival is on Oct. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be full of excitement and fun for the whole family!  

The Morgan school’s Parent Teacher Student Organizations are combining efforts for the first time ever to raise funds for the high school, middle school and elementary school.  The Morgan PTSO Fall Festival is on Oct. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be full of excitement and fun for the whole family!  

October 14, 2013

Locals have organized a unique motorcycle ride and dinner fundraiser to benefit Morgan area schools set for this Saturday.  The agenda is packed with a fall colors motorcycle ride, dinner, bonfire, live band, and driving competitions.

Locals have organized a unique motorcycle ride and dinner fundraiser to benefit Morgan area schools set for this Saturday.  The agenda is packed with a fall colors motorcycle ride, dinner, bonfire, live band, and driving competitions.

October 14, 2013

On Oct. 21 the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers will hold a ceremony at Riverside Park, at 1:30 p.m., to honor Samuel and Esther Francis, monumental pioneers of Morgan Valley.  The community is invited to attend.

On Oct. 21 the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers will hold a ceremony at Riverside Park, at 1:30 p.m., to honor Samuel and Esther Francis, monumental pioneers of Morgan Valley.  The community is invited to attend.

October 14, 2013

Utah State University Extension recently launched two new gardening websites: the USU Yard and Garden website at garden.usu.edu and the USU Dixie Gardener website at dixiegardener.org.

Utah State University Extension recently launched two new gardening websites: the USU Yard and Garden website at garden.usu.edu and the USU Dixie Gardener website at dixiegardener.org.

October 14, 2013

Volunteer Trail Day: Join us for a day of trail maintenance to improve the park’s hiking and mountain bike trails. Work will last from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the option to participate half or full day.  All volunteers receive free admission the day of trail work and a voucher for an additional day-use entrance. Registration required. 435-259-2614

Oct. 12      Dead Horse Point State Park - Moab
 
October 8, 2013

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced today that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be headlining the Utah Women’s Conference the Senator and his wife Elaine have co-hosted for 27 years.  The Conference, “Discovering the Diversity and Unity of Women will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

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October 8, 2013

As a very concerned citizen, I would like to share some totally disturbing facts about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) which is quickly looming before us.  It will affect EVERYONE especially seniors, the disabled, babies born with defects, etc.  Most Americans are against it; only 12percent in a recent poll felt it would be a positive for Americans yet, the powers in Washington are set on giving us this beginning of socialized medicine. 

As a very concerned citizen, I would like to share some totally disturbing facts about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) which is quickly looming before us.  It will affect EVERYONE especially seniors, the disabled, babies born with defects, etc.  Most Americans are against it; only 12percent in a recent poll felt it would be a positive for Americans yet, the powers in Wa

October 8, 2013

On Sept. 16, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting and heard from Tom and Terry Wadsworth Warne.  Terry was one of the youngest prisoners of war from World War II.  She originally came from Morgan and was a granddaughter of President Richard Frye, the second president of the old Morgan stake.

On Sept. 16, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting and heard from Tom and Terry Wadsworth Warne.  Terry was one of the youngest prisoners of war from World War II.  She originally came from Morgan and was a granddaughter of President Richard Frye, the second president of the old Morgan stake.

October 5, 2013

Coldwell Banker® Realtor® Dava Jensen has lived in Morgan for over 20 years. Throughout that time she has been grateful to not only call it home, but to have been able to work and serve the people of Morgan County. 

Coldwell Banker® Realtor® Dava Jensen has lived in Morgan for over 20 years. Throughout that time she has been grateful to not only call it home, but to have been able to work and serve the people of Morgan County. 

October 5, 2013

Lesli Jensen has now lived in Morgan for three years and continues to be grateful for living in such a beautiful valley. In the short amount of time she has lived here, she has been able to have a big impact on the lives of many Morgan residents. Through her two business, Essential Wellness Massage and Sunshine Dreams (a Sewing and Crocheting business), she helps others relieve tension, feel better, finish projects and learn new skills.

Lesli Jensen has now lived in Morgan for three years and continues to be grateful for living in such a beautiful valley. In the short amount of time she has lived here, she has been able to have a big impact on the lives of many Morgan residents.

October 5, 2013

Help raise money for Morgan schools by coming together with your friends and neighbors in a colorful event at the first “Color Us Bright” Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 21. 

Help raise money for Morgan schools by coming together with your friends and neighbors in a colorful event at the first “Color Us Bright” Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 21. 
The Morgan Education Foundation is spearheading the fun run, what they plan on being an annual event.

October 5, 2013

Alayna Gunn of Morgan has earned a $2,000 academic scholarship from Alliance for Affordable Services. Gunn plans to attend Brigham Young University this fall. This year Alliance awarded $186,000 in scholarships to 138 students across the United States. Since 1996, the Alliance Scholarship Program has supported approximately 1,600 students with more than $2.3 million in scholarships.

Alayna Gunn of Morgan has earned a $2,000 academic scholarship from Alliance for Affordable Services. Gunn plans to attend Brigham Young University this fall. This year Alliance awarded $186,000 in scholarships to 138 students across the United States.

October 5, 2013

The Morgan Lions Club, the oldest continuously serving service club in the county, held its installation program for the new 2013-2014 officers. The meeting was held Thursday evening, Aug. 13, in North Morgan when Lions and their wives met for a wonderful meal and meeting.  

The Morgan Lions Club, the oldest continuously serving service club in the county, held its installation program for the new 2013-2014 officers. The meeting was held Thursday evening, Aug. 13, in North Morgan when Lions and their wives met for a wonderful meal and meeting.  

October 5, 2013

As school bells are days away from ringing, children are gathering supplies from lists the schools have sent out.  While they are not mandatory, the items are purchased by able parents to ensure a successful year for their student.  Teachers have been readying classrooms for pupils throughout the district and thanks to generous citizens, a dozen classrooms will be well stocked without the burden falling on the teachers.

As school bells are days away from ringing, children are gathering supplies from lists the schools have sent out.  While they are not mandatory, the items are purchased by able parents to ensure a successful year for their student.  Teachers have been readying classrooms for pupils throughout the district and thanks to generous citizens, a dozen classrooms

October 5, 2013

OnTimeBus today announces the release of its bus tracking web application for free to all Morgan County School District families with bus riding students. The OnTimeBus service aids parents and students by showing bus stop locations and bus positions on a live map. 

OnTimeBus today announces the release of its bus tracking web application for free to all Morgan County School District families with bus riding students. The OnTimeBus service aids parents and students by showing bus stop locations and bus positions on a live map. 

October 5, 2013

If you have precious manuscript materials about your ancestors coming across the plains, consider sharing it with a new project coming to the Morgan County Library on Sept. 19, 2013, from noon to 6 p.m.

If you have precious manuscript materials about your ancestors coming across the plains, consider sharing it with a new project coming to the Morgan County Library on Sept. 19, 2013, from noon to 6 p.m.

October 5, 2013

Questar Gas is requesting a decrease in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the annual bill for the typical residential customer will decrease by about $10 beginning Oct. 1.

Questar Gas is requesting a decrease in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the annual bill for the typical residential customer will decrease by about $10 beginning Oct. 1.

October 5, 2013

On Aug 19, 2013, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting at Larry’s Chicken Inn in Morgan City.  The Inn served a wonderful chicken dinner.

On Aug 19, 2013, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting at Larry’s Chicken Inn in Morgan City.  The Inn served a wonderful chicken dinner.

September 10, 2013

A multitude of volunteers show up every year to help pull off the best array of fair games in the state.  

A multitude of volunteers show up every year to help pull off the best array of fair games in the state.  
The best thing about fair contests in Morgan is that most of them cost nothing to participate in but herald fabulous prizes.  

September 10, 2013

This week FamilySearch and the other libraries involved in their book digitization project (BYU, Allen County Public Library, Clayton Library, and Mid-Continent Library) announced a milestone of 100,000 books published online.  The effort to digitize books that are out of copyright, and make them available on FamilySearch.org has been ongoing for several years, but has picked up speed over the last two years.  

This week FamilySearch and the other libraries involved in their book digitization project (BYU, Allen County Public Library, Clayton Library, and Mid-Continent Library) announced a milestone of 100,000 books published online.  The effort to digitize books that are out of copyright, and make them available on FamilySearch.org has been ongoing for several years,

August 21, 2013

The Utah State University Extension 4-H State Contests were held Monday, July 15, through Wednesday, July 17, on the USU campus. Nearly 300 Utah 4-Hers participated in a variety of competitions, and winners may receive an invitation to participate in the national competition at Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo., Jan. 9 to 12, 2014. In addition to competing, 4-H youth engaged in educational, social and service opportunities as they learned such skills as proper nutrition, rocketry, animal science and family science. 

By: Niccole Haslam (4-H Intern) & Amanda Christensen (4-H Agent)

August 21, 2013

What sets you free?  If it includes riding a bike on the road or in the mountains, taking part in a Wildflower Event is something you need to put on your to do list.  

By Erica Beckstrom
What sets you free?  If it includes riding a bike on the road or in the mountains, taking part in a Wildflower Event is something you need to put on your to do list.  

August 21, 2013

On July 15, the Sons of Utah Pioneers held an outdoor picnic at Riverside Park. Andrew Skinner, a noted historian and author from Brigham Young University, was the guest speaker accompanied by his wife Janet.  

On July 15, the Sons of Utah Pioneers held an outdoor picnic at Riverside Park. Andrew Skinner, a noted historian and author from Brigham Young University, was the guest speaker accompanied by his wife Janet.  

August 21, 2013

Last minute preparations are being made by the fair board and last minute practices are being put in by rodeo queens and cowboys as the county prepares for the fair.  

Last minute preparations are being made by the fair board and last minute practices are being put in by rodeo queens and cowboys as the county prepares for the fair.  

August 3, 2013

Most individuals involved in family history know about the wonderful Family History Library in Salt Lake.  Here, researchers from around the world come to find information about their ancestors.  It has long been one of the best places worldwide to do genealogical research.

Most individuals involved in family history know about the wonderful Family History Library in Salt Lake.  Here, researchers from around the world come to find information about their ancestors.  It has long

August 3, 2013

Morgan County’s new food pantry directors, Julie Miller and her assistant David Miller, started July 1.

Morgan County’s new food pantry directors, Julie Miller and her assistant David Miller, started July 1.
A selection committee consisting of Morgan County Councilmembers Austin Turner, Lyle Nelson and Tina Kelly chose the directors from a pool of applicants.

July 28, 2013

Margery Hilton Bell
2/16/18 – 7/24/2013
“Marge” was born in Salt Lake City on February 16, 1918, to her proud parents, Alfred W. Hilton and Lillian Kummer Hilton. 
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan, Utah.  A viewing for family and friends will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the services at the mortuary.  Burial will be at the South Morgan Cemetery. 

Margery Hilton Bell
2/16/18 – 7/24/2013

July 24, 2013

Due to changes in state legislation (Senate Bill 187), the Weber-Morgan Health Department is required to offer Food Handler Training in a classroom setting or refer to online options. This legislation also requires that we charge a set fee for the permit and a separate fee for the training which increase our current fee.

Due to changes in state legislation (Senate Bill 187), the Weber-Morgan Health Department is required to offer Food Handler Training in a classroom setting or refer to online options. This legislation also requires that we charge a set fee for the permit and a separate fee for the training which increase our current fee.
Beginning Aug. 1, 2013

July 24, 2013

Members of the Morgan Education Foundation are busy putting the final touches on the 5th annual “Classroom Caddie” golf tournament to be held August 6, 2013.  Round Valley Golf Course will once again host this year’s tournament.   Sign in and continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m.   A delicious lunch will be served and prizes awarded after the tournament.

Members of the Morgan Education Foundation are busy putting the final touches on the 5th annual “Classroom Caddie” golf tournament to be held August 6, 2013.  Round Valley Golf Course will once again host this year’s tournament.

July 24, 2013

Join the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association and Snowbasin Resort for a spectacular evening of symphony music under the stars.  Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic will lead the orchestra in this “Classically Charged” Celebration on Friday, July 26, at beautiful Snowbasin Resort at 8 p.m.

Join the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association and Snowbasin Resort for a spectacular evening of symphony music under the stars.  Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic will lead the orchestra in this “Classically Charged&rdquo

July 8, 2013

About 10.5 miles from the Morgan exit on Highway 84, and driving south past Porterville stands The Tifie Ranch in Morgan, Utah.  The ranch, which is a family operation, is among the 50 things to do in Morgan County. 

About 10.5 miles from the Morgan exit on Highway 84, and driving south past Porterville stands The Tifie Ranch in Morgan, Utah.  The ranch, which is a family operation, is among the 50 things to do in Morgan County. 

July 8, 2013

Summer is in full swing and for many Morgan youth that means working on 4H projects.  Now is the time to start planning and preparing items to be entered in the Morgan County Fair.   

Summer is in full swing and for many Morgan youth that means working on 4H projects.  Now is the time to start planning and preparing items to be entered in the Morgan County Fair.   

July 8, 2013

…Shouldn’t we love ALL of Morgan’s kids?

…Shouldn’t we love ALL of Morgan’s kids?
The short ones, TALL ones, B I G  ones, skinny ones, rich ones, poor ones, and old ones as well as young ones??

July 8, 2013

100 degree temperatures do not draw crowds away from the Widowmaker Event in Croydon.  However, the sanity of some riders who attempt this climb is often in question as they make their death-defying climbs, especially in this kind of heat on a rose colored hill.

100 degree temperatures do not draw crowds away from the Widowmaker Event in Croydon.  However, the sanity of some riders who attempt this climb is often in question as they make their death-defying climbs, especially in this kind of heat on a rose colored hill.

July 8, 2013

100 degree temperatures do not draw crowds away from the Widowmaker Event in Croydon.  However, the sanity of some riders who attempt this climb is often in question as they make their death-defying climbs, especially in this kind of heat on a rose colored hill.

100 degree temperatures do not draw crowds away from the Widowmaker Event in Croydon.  However, the sanity of some riders who attempt this climb is often in question as they make their death-defying climbs, especially in this kind of heat on a rose colored hill.

July 8, 2013

100 degree temperatures do not draw crowds away from the Widowmaker Event in Croydon.  However, the sanity of some riders who attempt this climb is often in question as they make their death-defying climbs, especially in this kind of heat on a rose colored hill.

100 degree temperatures do not draw crowds away from the Widowmaker Event in Croydon.  However, the sanity of some riders who attempt this climb is often in question as they make their death-defying climbs, especially in this kind of heat on a rose colored hill.

July 8, 2013

More than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $54,000 in cash awards. 

More than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $54,000 in cash awards. 

June 30, 2013
Events announced

In the entertainment venue, summer hits have been largely centered around superheroes.  Locally, we have our own superheroes—those who volunteer countless hours and dollars to serve their community.
Cries of sadness could be heard all over town from the lack of Independence Day festivities.  Becky Shaw heard that call and came to the rescue.  In a single bound she picked up the heavy torch and took on the daunting task of planning an entire Fourth of July celebration in just a few weeks. 
Thankfully, many people stepped up and volunteered to be her sidekicks.  You may have seen someone running around town handing out parade flyers or throwing together last-minute floats.  If you see them without their capes, please assist them with this crazy undertaking.  If you would like to enter a float in the parade, there is still time!

In the entertainment venue, summer hits have been largely centered around superheroes.  Locally, we have our own superheroes—those who volunteer countless hours and dollars to serve their community.

June 18, 2013

MORGAN – Paul Raymond Stuart, age 100, passed away early Saturday morning June 15, 2013 at the Family Tree Assisted Living in Morgan, Utah. 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rock Church in Morgan. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 45 W. 200 N., Morgan and also at the church on Thursday at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

MORGAN – Paul Raymond Stuart, age 100, passed away early Saturday morning June 15, 2013 at the Family Tree Assisted Living in Morgan, Utah.  He was born on January 28, 1913 in Morgan, to Charles William and Ann Wadsworth Stuart.  Paul grew up in Morgan, and was a life-long resident of Morgan.  He married Kathleen Adams on January 16, 1941.  She passed away i

June 17, 2013

Friday, June 7, Milton residents had an unexpected guest: an American black bear.  

Friday, June 7, Milton residents had an unexpected guest: an American black bear.  
Contrary to what their name infers, the American black bear is not always black.  Coat colors can vary from black to brown,  or even cinnamon or blond, but they always have a brownish muzzle.  

June 17, 2013

Ragnar Relay Series and its original Ragnar Wasatch Back event is expected to bring some 17,500 runners, 1,500 teams and record crowds to the region for its first three-day, two-race event in the company’s history.

Ragnar Relay Series and its original Ragnar Wasatch Back event is expected to bring some 17,500 runners, 1,500 teams and record crowds to the region for its first three-day, two-race event in the company’s history.

June 17, 2013

The Morgan Valley Marathon has been a dream in the making for the past few years. The idea of a marathon in Morgan began among a group of friends who love to run the roads of the beautiful Morgan Valley. 

The Morgan Valley Marathon has been a dream in the making for the past few years. The idea of a marathon in Morgan began among a group of friends who love to run the roads of the beautiful Morgan Valley. 

June 17, 2013

Utah’s official fire season begins and the open burning season officially ends each year on May 31. Fire danger will increase rapidly as warmer and drier weather develops. So far, tests are showing that despite the rainy spring, moisture levels in grassy fuels are below average. So far this spring, several debris burns have blown out of control, escaped and become wildfires burning private and public land. As of June 1, open burning is prohibited without a permit.

Utah’s official fire season begins and the open burning season officially ends each year on May 31. Fire danger will increase rapidly as warmer and drier weather develops. So far, tests are showing that despite the rainy spring, moisture levels in grassy fuels are below average.

June 17, 2013

15          Wasatch Mountain State Park – MidwayHuber Grove Tour: Tour the historic Huber Grove at 10 a.m., and 3 p.m., and learn about the history of this charming site. 435-654-1791

15          Wasatch Mountain State Park – MidwayHuber Grove Tour: Tour the historic Huber Grove at 10 a.m., and 3 p.m., and learn about the history of this charming site. 435-654-1791
 

June 17, 2013

With 2,085 lakes in Utah and more than 89,000 miles of streams and rivers, water is an essential natural resource in the state that must be preserved and protected.

With 2,085 lakes in Utah and more than 89,000 miles of streams and rivers, water is an essential natural resource in the state that must be preserved and protected.

June 17, 2013

So many veterans feel confused about benefits and the services they have earned. There is so much to know, and there are so many changes from one year to the next. 

So many veterans feel confused about benefits and the services they have earned. There is so much to know, and there are so many changes from one year to the next. 

June 7, 2013

Casey Wheeler grew up in Morgan where he gained many friends.  Those friends as well as others he and his family have gained have rallied to support him during a battle with cancer. 

Casey Wheeler grew up in Morgan where he gained many friends.  Those friends as well as others he and his family have gained have rallied to support him during a battle with cancer. 

June 7, 2013

Fire officials are issuing a strong caution as warmer weather arrives. Several field clearing and debris burns in Morgan, Summit, Salt Lake, Uintah, San Juan and Grand counties have escaped, requiring action by fire fighters. Fire managers say these fires were all preventable and they recommend taking some simple precautions to safely and successfully burn.

Fire officials are issuing a strong caution as warmer weather arrives. Several field clearing and debris burns in Morgan, Summit, Salt Lake, Uintah, San Juan and Grand counties have escaped, requiring action by fire fighters.

June 7, 2013

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

June 7, 2013

Every year the residents of Morgan County look forward to the quilt auction at the county fair.  In order for this auction to be a success, donations are needed.

Every year the residents of Morgan County look forward to the quilt auction at the county fair.  In order for this auction to be a success, donations are needed.

June 7, 2013

Five- to 8-year-olds had the chance to pledge their heads, hearts, hands and health to themselves and others on May 28-29 at the first annual Cloverbud 4-H Camp.  4-H has been an important organization in Morgan County for over 100 years and now younger kids have the opportunity to be involved.  The group met at the Morgan County Courthouse for their activities during this day camp that lasted two days.

Five- to 8-year-olds had the chance to pledge their heads, hearts, hands and health to themselves and others on May 28-29 at the first annual Cloverbud 4-H Camp.  4-H has been an important organization in Morgan County for over 100 years and now younger kids have the opportunity to be involved.  The group met at the Morgan County Courthouse for their activi

June 6, 2013

A Morgan County Councilman provided the Morgan County School District with up-to-date information regarding potential residential development.

A Morgan County Councilman provided the Morgan County School District with up-to-date information regarding potential residential development.
Councilman Robert Kilmer told the district that 453 building lots have been platted, approved, and “ready to dig a hole and put a house on them.”  

June 6, 2013

After being inactive for several years, Morgan County Friends of the Library is once again functioning in our community.  

After being inactive for several years, Morgan County Friends of the Library is once again functioning in our community.  

June 6, 2013

Goldenwest Credit Union is hosting a free Health Care Reform Seminar on May 24. This symposium will provide timely information on how business owners and managers can proactively prepare for the changes and cost increases that will be associated with the Affordable Care Act. Jennifer Danielson, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, will be the featured speaker at this event. 

Goldenwest Credit Union is hosting a free Health Care Reform Seminar on May 24. This symposium will provide timely information on how business owners and managers can proactively prepare for the changes and cost increases that will be associated with the Affordable Care Act.

June 6, 2013

Senator Mike Lee’s Mobile office is coming to Morgan.  This mobile office is a resource for constituents across Utah who might not otherwise be able to meet with casework officers or other staff at Senator Lee’s offices in Salt Lake City and St. George.  

Senator Mike Lee’s Mobile office is coming to Morgan.  This mobile office is a resource for constituents across Utah who might not otherwise be able to meet with casework officers or other staff at Senator Lee’s offices in Salt Lake City and St. George.  

June 6, 2013

Instead of just another field day, the students and faculty at Morgan Elementary School participated in Relay Recess, raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.

Instead of just another field day, the students and faculty at Morgan Elementary School participated in Relay Recess, raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.

June 6, 2013

The Morgan Beta Literary Club held their last meeting at the Morgan Senior Center.

The Morgan Beta Literary Club held their last meeting at the Morgan Senior Center.

June 6, 2013

In light of the events in Boston, Isaac Clark collected used running shoes for the less fortunate to earn his Cub Scout World Conservation Award.  

In light of the events in Boston, Isaac Clark collected used running shoes for the less fortunate to earn his Cub Scout World Conservation Award.  

June 6, 2013

More and more delinquent taxes are being paid up, taking parcels off schedule tax sales.

Delinquent taxes rolling in
More and more delinquent taxes are being paid up, taking parcels off schedule tax sales.

June 6, 2013

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them? The Utah Safety Council and the Buckle Up For Love program are encouraging all parents and caregivers to buckle themselves and their children safely and properly. The Utah Safety Council offers a few basic rules of Child Passenger Safety, along with information about Utah laws. 

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them? The Utah Safety Council and the Buckle Up For Love program are encouraging all parents and caregivers to buckle themselves and their children safely and properly.

June 6, 2013

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 6, 2013

Morgan’s special needs group brought a measure of unexpected joy to mothers living in an Ogden domestic violence shelter during Mother’s Day weekend.  

Morgan’s special needs group brought a measure of unexpected joy to mothers living in an Ogden domestic violence shelter during Mother’s Day weekend.  

June 5, 2013

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

June 5, 2013

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 4, 2013

Goldenwest Credit Union is hosting a free Health Care Reform Seminar on May 24. This symposium will provide timely information on how business owners and managers can proactively prepare for the changes and cost increases that will be associated with the Affordable Care Act. Jennifer Danielson, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, will be the featured speaker at this event. 

Goldenwest Credit Union is hosting a free Health Care Reform Seminar on May 24. This symposium will provide timely information on how business owners and managers can proactively prepare for the changes and cost increases that will be associated with the Affordable Care Act.

June 4, 2013

John S Harames, Sr, 70, passed away from natural causes on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  
John was born on January 12, 1943 in Ogden, UT to Spiro J and Marion B Harames.    He graduated from Morgan High School in 1961.  From 1962 to 1981 he was married to DeAnn Rock.  They made their home in Morgan and together they had three children; Geni, John, and Geri.  In 1985 he married Sharlee Workman.  They lived in North Ogden and Mesquite, NV and were married until 2001.  In recent years, John has re-connected with both DeAnn and Sharlee and they have remained good friends.

John S Harames, Sr, 70, passed away from natural causes on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  

June 4, 2013

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them? The Utah Safety Council and the Buckle Up For Love program are encouraging all parents and caregivers to buckle themselves and their children safely and properly. The Utah Safety Council offers a few basic rules of Child Passenger Safety, along with information about Utah laws. 

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them? The Utah Safety Council and the Buckle Up For Love program are encouraging all parents and caregivers to buckle themselves and their children safely and properly.

June 4, 2013

Morgan’s special needs group brought a measure of unexpected joy to mothers living in an Ogden domestic violence shelter during Mother’s Day weekend.  
For the past couple of weeks, the group had a collection bin set up at Hinds Quick Stop, where more than 100 purses were donated by members of the community.  On May 9, the group met at the Milton Church and in assembly-line fashion, stuffed each purse with lip balm, combs, sewing kits, vanity kits, hand sanitizer, lotion and tissues.  

Morgan’s special needs group brought a measure of unexpected joy to mothers living in an Ogden domestic violence shelter during Mother’s Day weekend.  

June 3, 2013

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. 

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. 
Morgan County youth, ages 6 through 18, are invited to earn a $10 bounty for each 40-pound bag of the noxious weed dyer’s woad that has been dug, collected and returned. 

June 3, 2013

Opening a new business is exciting for anyone, but it takes on a whole new level of joy and relief when you have been waiting as long as Lars and Kera Birkeland, owners of Mountain Green Kids Club.

Opening a new business is exciting for anyone, but it takes on a whole new level of joy and relief when you have been waiting as long as Lars and Kera Birkeland, owners of Mountain Green Kids Club.
The process originally began in October 2011, so the couple is elated to finally be opening their doors.  

June 3, 2013

Opening a new business is exciting for anyone, but it takes on a whole new level of joy and relief when you have been waiting as long as Lars and Kera Birkeland, owners of Mountain Green Kids Club.

Opening a new business is exciting for anyone, but it takes on a whole new level of joy and relief when you have been waiting as long as Lars and Kera Birkeland, owners of Mountain Green Kids Club.
The process originally began in October 2011, so the couple is elated to finally be opening their doors.  

June 3, 2013

A group of residents in support of the school district’s voted local levy has organized a political issues committee registered with the state and launched a website to further their campaign.

A group of residents in support of the school district’s voted local levy has organized a political issues committee registered with the state and launched a website to further their campaign.

May 11, 2013

 
“You shouldn’t do that…
Instead, you should 
climb this tree
and dangle upside-down with me.

“You shouldn’t do that…
Instead, you should 
climb this tree
and dangle upside-down with me.
It’s so much fun, 
don’t you agree?
This is the way that 
you should be.

May 11, 2013

Our little valley is known for amazing results from volunteer efforts to improve the community and Morgan’s new bike park will certainly add to that legacy.

Our little valley is known for amazing results from volunteer efforts to improve the community and Morgan’s new bike park will certainly add to that legacy.

May 11, 2013

The Morgan County Republican Party recently chose new party officers including Chairman Lars Birkeland, Vice Chairwoman Tina Cannon, Secretary Lydia Nuttall, Treasurer Pamela Smith and State Central Committee Member Kera Birkeland.

Republicans choose party officers
The Morgan County Republican Party recently chose new party officers including Chairman Lars Birkeland, Vice Chairwoman Tina Cannon, Secretary Lydia Nuttall, Treasurer Pamela Smith and State Central Committee Member Kera Birkeland.

May 11, 2013

After researching the facts, talking to community members and maybe even viewing one of the Morgan County School District’s community presentations regarding the voted local levy, you may be wondering how you can keep an eye on tax rates should the levy pass.

After researching the facts, talking to community members and maybe even viewing one of the Morgan County School District’s community presentations regarding the voted local levy, you may be wondering how you can keep an eye on tax rates should the levy pass.

April 29, 2013

Morgan County is making equipment available to the public in an effort to control noxious weeds county-wide.  Backpack sprayers and sprayers that can be attached to ATVs will be available Mondays and Thursdays from the county extension office free of charge for county residents.  The equipment was purchased by the Morgan County Weed Board.

Weed spraying equipment available to residents

April 20, 2013

Browning Outlet is  first on a list of 50 things to do in Morgan on the new website gomorgan.org, put together by the Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Morgan City and Morgan County. 

Browning Outlet is  first on a list of 50 things to do in Morgan on the new website gomorgan.org, put together by the Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Morgan City and Morgan County. 

April 20, 2013

In my opinion, to take more money from the pockets of Morgan residents demonstrates arrogance of the Morgan school board members and Superintendent who want to preserve or expand the status quo rather than looking for ways to cut programs, eliminate waste, and better manage existing tax revenue.  

In my opinion, to take more money from the pockets of Morgan residents demonstrates arrogance of the Morgan school board members and Superintendent who want to preserve or expand the status quo rather than looking for ways to cut programs, eliminate waste, and better manage existing tax revenue.  

April 20, 2013

Delinquent tax payments benefit school district

Delinquent tax payments benefit school district
The Morgan County treasurer said those owing delinquent taxes in the Mountain Green area are starting to finally pay up after five years.

April 20, 2013

 
Connie Porter Murdock
ROY – Connie Murdock, 75, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend of many passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the Roy 9th Ward Chapel (4250 S. 2175 W.) The family will meet with friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the church.
 
Interment will be at the South Morgan Cemetery.

 
Connie Porter Murdock
ROY – Connie Murdock, 75, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend of many passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 surrounded by her family.

April 20, 2013

Commercial Street has experienced a recent boom in businesses opening their doors.  The newest addition is Traders Apparel.

Commercial Street has experienced a recent boom in businesses opening their doors.  The newest addition is Traders Apparel.

April 20, 2013

Traders Apparel will hold a grand opening for their new store in Morgan on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 12 pm.  The store is located at 117 North Commercial Street. 

Traders Apparel will hold a grand opening for their new store in Morgan on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 12 pm.  The store is located at 117 North Commercial Street. 

April 20, 2013

Morgan County School Board members, teachers and residents are talking about a website created by Morgan community members that voices opposition to the voted leeway that will come before voters on June 25.

Morgan County School Board members, teachers and residents are talking about a website created by Morgan community members that voices opposition to the voted leeway that will come before voters on June 25.

April 20, 2013

Opening day of the new Wildflower Outdoor store on Old Highway Road brought a healthy stream of shoppers to the new store dedicated to fulfilling women’s outdoor needs.  

Opening day of the new Wildflower Outdoor store on Old Highway Road brought a healthy stream of shoppers to the new store dedicated to fulfilling women’s outdoor needs.  

April 20, 2013

Wildflower Outdoor will hold a grand opening for their store in Mountain Green at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.  The business is located at 5941 Old Hwy road.

Wildflower Outdoor will hold a grand opening for their store in Mountain Green at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.  The business is located at 5941 Old Hwy road.

April 17, 2013

MORGAN - Deone Tonks Durrant peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her family on Monday April 15, 2013.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Rock Church, 10 W. Young Street, Morgan, UT. Viewings will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. also at the Rock Church.

MORGAN - Deone Tonks Durrant peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her family on Monday April 15, 2013.
She was born March 13, 1931 to Charles and Nina Porter Tonks. She graduated from Morgan High and attended Weber State.
She married her eternal companion Gerald Durrant in the Salt Lake Temple on June 16, 1952.

April 15, 2013

If you are interested in getting out and seeing the beautiful scenery in our area up close and personal, a new club has been developed to help you achieve that.

If you are interested in getting out and seeing the beautiful scenery in our area up close and personal, a new club has been developed to help you achieve that.
Darla Wright, Tammy Babbitt and Dorothy Leishman combined their love of the outdoors and formed the Morgan Hiking Club.  

April 15, 2013

Morgan Valley Crafts hosted a grand opening last weekend welcoming the public to its creative shop, located right here in Morgan.  Refreshments were served which only diverted attention for a moment from the crafts which fared to be a bigger temptation for the great turnout of shoppers.  

Morgan Valley Crafts hosted a grand opening last weekend welcoming the public to its creative shop, located right here in Morgan.  Refreshments were served which only diverted attention for a moment from the crafts which fared to be a bigger temptation for the great turnout of shoppers.  

April 15, 2013

Buy your 2013/14 season pass now and ski or ride the rest of this season free.

Buy your 2013/14 season pass now and ski or ride the rest of this season free.

April 15, 2013

Over 45 members of the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers met Monday, Sept. 18 at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn. 

Over 45 members of the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers met Monday, Sept. 18 at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.  

April 12, 2013

J Myron Adair, 87, died peacefully at his home on April 11, 2013, of natural causes in the arms of his life-long sweetheart and loving wife of 66 years, Doris Johnson Adair.
A memorial service will be held Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Milton Ward, 1255 N. Morgan Valley Dr. in Morgan. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, and Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.  Interment will be at the Milton Cemetery.

 
J Myron Adair
June 22, 1925 – April 11, 2013

April 3, 2013

 
Morgan - Clarence George “Tic” Francis, 93, died on April 2, 2013.
He was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Morgan, Utah, to William Weisbrodt and Cecilia Knight Francis, but celebrated his birthday on Dec. 7.  He married Elna Wright on Jan. 24, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple.
 
A viewing will be held Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Rock Church in Morgan, 10 W. Young St., from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be at the Rock Church on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 12 noon with a viewing prior to the funeral from 10:45 to 11:45 p.m.
Interment in the South Morgan Cemetery.

 
Morgan - Clarence George “Tic” Francis, 93, died on April 2, 2013.
He was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Morgan, Utah, to William Weisbrodt and Cecilia Knight Francis, but celebrated his birthday on Dec. 7.  He married Elna Wright on Jan. 24, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple.

April 2, 2013

Donald Junior Whitear was born June 1, 1927 in a log cabin in Peterson Utah to Albert V. Whitear and Clara Catherine Gibby on the Whitear Farm.  Don passed away on that same farm March 30, 2013 from complications of cancer treatments. 
Services: Peterson Ward No Stake Center.  Viewing: Thursday April 4, 6-8pm & Friday April 5, 10:45-11:45.  Funeral at 12 noon.  The interment at Peterson Cemetery, followed by a celebration of his life at the Whitear Rec Center.  

 
Donald Junior Whitear was born June 1, 1927 in a log cabin in Peterson Utah to Albert V. Whitear and Clara Catherine Gibby on the Whitear Farm.  Don passed away on that same farm March 30, 2013 from complications of cancer treatments.  He is survived by sisters Hazel Richins and Josie Bell.
 

April 2, 2013

MORGAN - Sometimes even giants have to sleep.  In fitting fashion, Parley Otis Rose selected March 31, 2013, Easter Sunday, to begin his eternal rest from mortality. 
Funeral services will be held at the Porterville church on Friday, April 5th, at 1:00 p.m.  A viewing will be held also at the Porterville church on Thursday, April 4th, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 11:30 to 12:30.

MORGAN - Sometimes even giants have to sleep.  In fitting fashion, Parley Otis Rose selected March 31, 2013, Easter Sunday, to begin his eternal rest from mortality.  Surrounded by his family, Otis slipped peacefully from this life to the next and into the tender arms of his sweetheart who has been waiting anxiously for 14 years for his return.

March 25, 2013

At the base of our famous “M” hillside sits one of the best power sports dealerships around.  Born of a family’s passion for outdoor recreation and snowmobiling, Morgan Valley Polaris offers true family-style service.

At the base of our famous “M” hillside sits one of the best power sports dealerships around.  Born of a family’s passion for outdoor recreation and snowmobiling, Morgan Valley Polaris offers true family-style service.

March 25, 2013

Wednesday night, at the blogger dinner, FamilySearch made a number of announcements.  First off, they released that there are more than 6,700 registrants in advance of the conference.  This makes RootsTech the largest genealogical conference in North America.  In only its third year that is a remarkable achievement.  It has become the “not to miss” conference in the genealogical world.  If you did not pre-register you can still register at the door.  A one day pass is only $89. The exhibit hall is open for free.  

Wednesday night, at the blogger dinner, FamilySearch made a number of announcements.  First off, they released that there are more than 6,700 registrants in advance of the conference.  This makes RootsTech the largest genealogical conference in North America.  In only its third year that is a remarkable achievement.  It has become the “not t

March 25, 2013

David Farley Carrigan was born in Ogden, Utah on July 12, 1924, to James William Carrigan and Rachel Farley. He was raised on a ranch in Peterson, Utah, the only child of his parents.

David Farley Carrigan was born in Ogden, Utah on July 12, 1924, to James William Carrigan and Rachel Farley. He was raised on a ranch in Peterson, Utah, the only child of his parents.

March 25, 2013

“Joe” Stephen Laddle Russell, age 66, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.  He was born on May 13, 1946, in Coalville, Utah, to Laddle and Edna Broadhead Russell.  He was the youngest of six children.  Joe graduated from Morgan High School in 1964.

“Joe” Stephen Laddle Russell, age 66, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.  He was born on May 13, 1946, in Coalville, Utah, to Laddle and Edna Broadhead Russell.  He was the youngest of six children.  Joe graduated from Morgan High School in 1964.

March 15, 2013

In close-knit communities, the announcement of a new arrival is common knowledge in just a few days. 

In close-knit communities, the announcement of a new arrival is common knowledge in just a few days. 

March 15, 2013

Construction has begun on the building that will house the new Family Dollar store.  Morgan City issued the building permit at 391 East 300 North, Dec. 10, 2012.

Construction has begun on the building that will house the new Family Dollar store.  Morgan City issued the building permit at 391 East 300 North, Dec. 10, 2012.

March 15, 2013

After six years of development and testing FamilySearch has released its Family Tree product to the general public.  I have written about new.FamilySearch.org and then Family Tree a number of times over the past few years as FamilySearch did regular releases of the software to try to perfect the experience for those researching their ancestors.

After six years of development and testing FamilySearch has released its Family Tree product to the general public.  I have written about new.FamilySearch.org and then Family Tree a number of times over the past few years as FamilySearch did regular releases of the software to try to perfect the experience for those researching their ancestors.

March 15, 2013

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. The Morgan School District will again be honoring past educators and employees of the district and their families at MHS commencement exercises and are looking for nominations.  Since 2008, 12 outstanding individuals have been honored for their service to the community in years past. Their names have been added to the stunning Trojan monument located just outside the MHS office. Their contributions and legacy should not be forgotten or go unappreciated. We are excited to recognize excellence from the past in the Morgan School District and look forward to the names of this year’s recipients to be included on the beautiful Trojan monument.

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back.

March 15, 2013

Alice Geneive Adams Preece, age 75, passed away early Saturday morning March 9, 2013, after a valiant battle fighting frontal temporal dementia.

Alice Geneive Adams Preece, age 75, passed away early Saturday morning March 9, 2013, after a valiant battle fighting frontal temporal dementia.

March 15, 2013

Lee Preston Morgan, 80 years old, died peacefully in his home on Monday, March 4, 2013, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He returned to his heavenly home to be with his Heavenly Father, Savior and loved ones. His family and the gospel of Jesus Christ was his greatest joy. He was born March 27, 1932, to Ruby Lucille Burbank Smith and Curtis Pilling Morgan.

Lee Preston Morgan, 80 years old, died peacefully in his home on Monday, March 4, 2013, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He returned to his heavenly home to be with his Heavenly Father, Savior and loved ones. His family and the gospel of Jesus Christ was his greatest joy.

March 15, 2013

 
Marlene Moosman Farr, 80, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Ogden.

Marlene Moosman Farr, 80, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Ogden.
She was born May 8, 1932, in Richfield, Utah, to Harvey and Elda Woolsey Moosman.
On June 1, 1950, she married Kenneth Lee Farr Jr. in the Salt Lake Temple.

March 15, 2013

When you live in a close-knit community like Morgan County, it is easy to run under the assumption that nothing bad ever happens here.  However, victims of domestic abuse in this county know the unfortunate truth behind the facade.

When you live in a close-knit community like Morgan County, it is easy to run under the assumption that nothing bad ever happens here.  However, victims of domestic abuse in this county know the unfortunate truth behind the facade.

March 3, 2013

Registration for the 2013-2014 school year is about to begin.  Students will begin to receive information soon and we would like to encourage parents to be involved with their student’s class selection.

Registration for the 2013-2014 school year is about to begin.  Students will begin to receive information soon and we would like to encourage parents to be involved with their student’s class selection.

March 3, 2013

Barbara W Hortin, age 83, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on February 22, 2013.  She was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to LeRoy Wilson and Amy Seelos Wilson.  They later divorced and Amy married Toby Shaw and they moved to Coalville.  Mom married Hal Hortin and they had five children.  Mom worked at various jobs throughout her life.   

Barbara W Hortin, age 83, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on February 22, 2013.  She was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to LeRoy Wilson and Amy Seelos Wilson.  They later divorced and Amy married Toby Shaw and they moved to Coalville.  Mom married Hal Hortin and they had five children.  Mom worked at various jobs throughout her life

February 28, 2013

Once again, 1st Bank of Morgan is teaming up with the Earn It, Keep It, Save It Coalition (EIKISI) for Davis and Morgan Counties to provide IRS-approved tax preparation for low-income families and individuals.  EIKISI is a statewide coalition building partnerships to strengthen family financial stability. 

Once again, 1st Bank of Morgan is teaming up with the Earn It, Keep It, Save It Coalition (EIKISI) for Davis and Morgan Counties to provide IRS-approved tax preparation for low-income families and individuals.  EIKISI is a statewide coalition building partnerships to strengthen family financial stability. 

February 28, 2013

For over 100 years, 4-H has been giving kids useful skills and wholesome recreation.  The 4-H program in Morgan County, as well as many counties throughout the state, has been limited to children in the third grade and older.  The Utah State University Extension Office has been working on bringing a program called Cloverbuds to Morgan County that will involve students in Kindergarten through second grade.  These students will have the opportunity to “learn while doing.”

For over 100 years, 4-H has been giving kids useful skills and wholesome recreation.  The 4-H program in Morgan County, as well as many counties throughout the state, has been limited to children in the third grade and older.  The Utah State University Extension Office has been working on bringing a program called Cloverbuds to Morgan County that will invol

February 28, 2013

Although it has been unbelievably cold outside lately, I’ve been excited to see our students involved in different activities that can warm the heart.  One of those activities is the blood drive that is sponsored by our Sterling Scholars and Mountain Star Blood Services.  For this drive, our students donate blood to help those in medical need.  This effort is greatly needed and appreciated throughout the state.

Although it has been unbelievably cold outside lately, I’ve been excited to see our students involved in different activities that can warm the heart.  One of those activities is the blood drive that is sponsored by our Sterling Scholars and Mountain Star Blood Services.  For this drive, our students donate blood to help those in medical need.  T

February 28, 2013

The growth of indexed family history records has allowed the development of new family history experiences.  The goal of a variety of companies has been to allow individuals with less genealogical experience to have success.  

The growth of indexed family history records has allowed the development of new family history experiences.  The goal of a variety of companies has been to allow individuals with less genealogical experience to have success.  

February 28, 2013

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

February 28, 2013

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

February 28, 2013

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

February 23, 2013

This year the staff at The Morgan County News would like to make your newspaper reading experience a little more interactive.  You may have seen our weekly word of the week contests.  Maybe you have tried to identify the individuals in an old photo for a prize.

This year the staff at The Morgan County News would like to make your newspaper reading experience a little more interactive.  You may have seen our weekly word of the week contests.  Maybe you have tried to identify the individuals in an old photo for a prize.  

February 23, 2013

It is no secret that Morgan County schools are hurting financially.  With recent talks of budget cuts, voted leeways and tax increases, there is a lot of talk about what could be done to help alleviate the burden, but there isn’t a lot of action.  Few people are willing step up to the plate to affect actual change.  

It is no secret that Morgan County schools are hurting financially.  With recent talks of budget cuts, voted leeways and tax increases, there is a lot of talk about what could be done to help alleviate the burden, but there isn’t a lot of action.  Few people are willing step up to the plate to affect actual change.  

February 23, 2013

Our precious baby boy, Trey Oreste Zuech, was born February 12, 2013, to his loving parents, Andrew Todd and Sheri Marie Cook Zuech. After touching our hearts forever he returned to his Heavenly Father.  

Our precious baby boy, Trey Oreste Zuech, was born February 12, 2013, to his loving parents, Andrew Todd and Sheri Marie Cook Zuech. After touching our hearts forever he returned to his Heavenly Father.  

February 23, 2013

Weber State University’s 17th Annual Storytelling Festival will take place Feb. 25 and 27.  The award-winning festival will include performances from national, local and student storytellers. 

Weber State University’s 17th Annual Storytelling Festival will take place Feb. 25 and 27.  The award-winning festival will include performances from national, local and student storytellers. 

February 21, 2013

Arva Rae Summers Wardell- Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend Arva Rae Summers Wardell, 78, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan, UT.  Arva was born on July 22, 1934 in Tremonton, Utah to Maynard and Laveen Childs Summers.

Arva Rae Summers Wardell- Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend Arva Rae Summers Wardell, 78, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan, UT.  Arva was born on July 22, 1934 in Tremonton, Utah to Maynard and Laveen Childs Summers.

February 21, 2013

Elwood (Woody) Michael Mamanakis, 65, passed away February 12, 2013. He was born on October 31, 1947, to Ellen and George Mamanakis in Ogden, Utah. Elwood graduated from BYU. 

Elwood (Woody) Michael Mamanakis, 65, passed away February 12, 2013. He was born on October 31, 1947, to Ellen and George Mamanakis in Ogden, Utah. Elwood graduated from BYU. 
Woody served in the U.S. Navy with honor and distinction.

February 16, 2013

You have warm clothes and waterproof boots. Your ice fishing equipment is ready to go. And you have a basic idea of how to locate fish and catch them through the ice.

You have warm clothes and waterproof boots. Your ice fishing equipment is ready to go. And you have a basic idea of how to locate fish and catch them through the ice.
So what’s standing between you and a great ice fishing experience this winter?

February 16, 2013

June Rawle Little, 93, passed away Thursday January 10, 2013, at the home of her sister Ruby Carrigan in Morgan Utah.  

June Rawle Little, 93, passed away Thursday January 10, 2013, at the home of her sister Ruby Carrigan in Morgan Utah.  

February 16, 2013

Linda went home today after a long struggle with many health problems. Born in Provo, Utah to Mark Lee and Marylin Wilcox Angus, she died in rural Cheyenne County, Nebraska, surrounded by her family. 

Linda went home today after a long struggle with many health problems. Born in Provo, Utah to Mark Lee and Marylin Wilcox Angus, she died in rural Cheyenne County, Nebraska, surrounded by her family. 
Growing-up in Roy, Utah, she graduated high school there in 1970. Linda received her BA in elementary education from Brigham Young University in 1974. 

February 16, 2013

Thelma Brooks West passed away the morning of Saturday, January 5, 2013 in her home in Morgan, Utah.

Thelma Brooks West passed away the morning of Saturday, January 5, 2013 in her home in Morgan, Utah.

February 16, 2013

Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that it has launched its 2013 ADHD Scholarship Program.

Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that it has launched its 2013 ADHD Scholarship Program.

February 16, 2013

A survey about dual immersion is available on the Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary websites. Paper copies are also available in both school offices.  The brief survey, only 10 questions, will determine if and how a dual immersion program will be available for students in the Morgan School District.  Results of the survey will be used to help determine which elementary school the program would be hosted by as well as the preferred language to be taught if a dual immersion program is implemented. The survey is available to parents of children who will be entering elementary in the Morgan County School District. It will be available online until Feb. 5, 2013.   

A survey about dual immersion is available on the Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary websites.

January 5, 2013

Daniel J. Baird, 57, fun-loving, sarcastic, and caring; husband, father, grandfather, and brother; returned home to his Heavenly Father on December 25, 2012. 

Daniel J. Baird, 57, fun-loving, sarcastic, and caring; husband, father, grandfather, and brother; returned home to his Heavenly Father on December 25, 2012. 

January 4, 2013

On a snowing morning recently I took the time to walk through Morgan Elementary School.  As I looked into various classrooms and passed along the hall I witness wonderful acts of kindness being given to our students.  A number of parents and grandparents were volunteering their time to help enhance student learning.

On a snowing morning recently I took the time to walk through Morgan Elementary School.  As I looked into various classrooms and passed along the hall I witness wonderful acts of kindness being given to our students.  A number of parents and grandparents were volunteering their time to help enhance student learning.

January 4, 2013

What a wonderful Christmas morning it was in the Little household, as family members gathered to celebrate the holiday.  Sadly, however, the matriarch of our family quietly and unexpectedly passed away later that day.  

What a wonderful Christmas morning it was in the Little household, as family members gathered to celebrate the holiday.  Sadly, however, the matriarch of our family quietly and unexpectedly passed away later that day.  

January 4, 2013

John Carr Lofgreen, age 76, loving, generous, and accommodating husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, returned to his Heavenly Father December 25, 2012, at his home in Morgan, Utah from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. 

John Carr Lofgreen, age 76, loving, generous, and accommodating husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, returned to his Heavenly Father December 25, 2012, at his home in Morgan, Utah from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. 

December 24, 2012

The Morgan Conservation District is pleased to announce Quincee Dorius as the winner of the 2012 Conservation poster contest.  Quincee is in the fourth grade and attends Mountain Green Elementary.  

The Morgan Conservation District is pleased to announce Quincee Dorius as the winner of the 2012 Conservation poster contest.  Quincee is in the fourth grade and attends Mountain Green Elementary.  

December 24, 2012

When it comes to selecting a place to get in shape, many people are intimidated.  Chans Porter, owner of CrossFit Unknown, hopes that he can help ease that intimidation with his new fitness center.

When it comes to selecting a place to get in shape, many people are intimidated.  Chans Porter, owner of CrossFit Unknown, hopes that he can help ease that intimidation with his new fitness center.  

December 24, 2012

Morgan City, County, and Chamber of Commerce have been working throughout the year to develop a new website.  It has taken cooperation from the three parties to get the website ready to launch.  All three could see the potential benefits this website could provide to Morgan businesses and its residents.   “This has been a good thing,” Shelly Betz, city councilwoman stated.  She encourages everyone to go to the website and see what is actually available in Morgan.    

Morgan City, County, and Chamber of Commerce have been working throughout the year to develop a new website.  It has taken cooperation from the three parties to get the website ready to launch.  All three could see the potential benefits this website could provide to Morgan businesses and its residents.

December 24, 2012

Connie Jean Sparks Hansen, 88, returned peacefully to Heaven on December 16, 2012, with her family at her side. 

Connie Jean Sparks Hansen, 88, returned peacefully to Heaven on December 16, 2012, with her family at her side. 

December 18, 2012

DECA is one of Morgan High School’s newest clubs. While DECA was founded in 1947, Morgan High School’s chapter of DECA is in its first year. DECA is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) that involves marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. DECA’s areas of focus include business, finance, hospitality, marketing sales and services, entrepreneurship, business management, and other business-related areas. 

DECA is one of Morgan High School’s newest clubs. While DECA was founded in 1947, Morgan High School’s chapter of DECA is in its first year. DECA is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) that involves marketing, management, and entrepreneurship.

December 18, 2012

Midway through the fundraiser Debbie Trussell was beaming with the support her family received from the community.  “It’s going amazing!” Trussell said happily, “People are so amazing.  So generous.”  The courthouse auditorium was filled with donations and shoppers.  Sections for clothing, electronics, toys, furniture, and more lined the walls and filled the room.  

Midway through the fundraiser Debbie Trussell was beaming with the support her family received from the community.  “It’s going amazing!” Trussell said happily, “People are so amazing.  So generous.”  The courthouse auditorium was filled with donations and shoppers.  Sections for clothing, electronics, toys, furniture

December 18, 2012

Golden Spike National Historic Site’s Annual Winter Steam Festival will be held Friday December 28th through Sunday December 30th. One of the site’s two 1860’s replica steam locomotives will arrive at the Last Spike Site at approximately 10:00 am and will be on display until 4:30 pm. 

Golden Spike National Historic Site’s Annual Winter Steam Festival will be held Friday December 28th through Sunday December 30th. One of the site’s two 1860’s replica steam locomotives will arrive at the Last Spike Site at approximately 10:00 am and will be on display until 4:30 pm. 

December 18, 2012

David LeRoy Baugh Jr. “Roy” passed away November 29, 2012, after an 8 year battle with liver disease. Roy was born April 18, 1938, to David LeRoy and Edith Mary Amidan Baugh in Slaterville, Utah.  After living in Ogden until he was 6 years old, they moved to North Ogden where his father built an auto mechanic garage adjacent to their home which was a huge part of their lives. Roy’s father taught him how to work on cars and farm machinery and most of all taught and passed on the ‘Baugh Tidy Gene.’

David LeRoy Baugh Jr. “Roy” passed away November 29, 2012, after an 8 year battle with liver disease.

December 18, 2012

Donald Lee Mathews was born on November 8, 1953 to the parents of George Clark and Marcelene Lott Mathews in Cedar City, UT.  He grew up in Orem, Utah and graduated from Orem High School.  Don attended BYU and served an LDS mission to Mexico, Mexico City.  He married his true love, Cheri Lyn Bell on April 29, 1976 in the Salt Lake Temple.  Don passed away on November 23, 2012 due to heart failure.

Donald Lee Mathews was born on November 8, 1953 to the parents of George Clark and Marcelene Lott Mathews in Cedar City, UT.  He grew up in Orem, Utah and graduated from Orem High School.  Don attended BYU and served an LDS mission to Mexico, Mexico City.  He married his true love, Cheri Lyn Bell on April 29, 1976 in the Salt Lake Temple.  Don passed away on Novem

December 18, 2012

Our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend returned to his heavenly home on November 21, 2012, in St. George, Utah, following a courageous battle with bladder cancer. 

Our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend returned to his heavenly home on November 21, 2012, in St. George, Utah, following a courageous battle with bladder cancer. 

December 18, 2012

Geraldine Durrant Rollins Taylor, 78, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Geraldine Durrant Rollins Taylor, 78, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
She was born April 8, 1934, in Morgan, Utah to Samuel Carter and Jessie White Durrant.

December 18, 2012

Sandra Hopkin Peterson, 78, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in Salt Lake.

Sandra Hopkin Peterson, 78, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in Salt Lake.
She was born August 20, 1934 in Ogden, Utah to John Rawle and Nora Howard Ellis Hopkin.

December 18, 2012

Luckily, we have had a mild winter so far because not everyone has been visited by the traveling home insulation vans that have covered the Morgan territory. In fact not everyone has four walls and a roof they can call their own.  St. Anne’s Center shelters hundreds of Top of Utah’s homeless each year. 

Luckily, we have had a mild winter so far because not everyone has been visited by the traveling home insulation vans that have covered the Morgan territory. In fact not everyone has four walls and a roof they can call their own.  St. Anne’s Center shelters hundreds of Top of Utah’s homeless each year. 

December 18, 2012

Local writer Jeremy Taylor had a dream to become a published author when he started his business, C.N.F.I. Publishing (Creative Notion Foundation of Imagination), in 2003.  He has accomplished this by believing in his dreams and working towards them.  “I do believe that if an individual believes deeply enough one can accomplish their goals!” Taylor expresses on his blog http://cnfi-publishingproducts.blogspot.com,   “I had to believe in my own abilities and in my dreams.”

Local writer Jeremy Taylor had a dream to become a published author when he started his business, C.N.F.I.

December 18, 2012

The holiday season is in full swing.  This time of year always seems like a good time to reflect on those things for which we are grateful.  The list often includes family, friends, employment, and freedom.  I would like to add to that list; I am grateful for the staff at the Utah Driver License Division.

 
By Dixie Madsen

December 18, 2012

GIVE THE GIFT OF PLAY WITH A PASS FROM UTAH STATE PARKS

GIVE THE GIFT OF PLAY WITH A PASS FROM UTAH STATE PARKS
Give the gift of the great outdoors this holiday with a Utah State Parks Annual Pass. Explore Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, hike with bison on Antelope Island, ride the waves at Deer Creek State Park or visit any of Utah’s state parks and museums.

December 18, 2012

If you are wondering what to get for that certain person on your list, you should really consider a book written for specifically for Morgan County residents.

If you are wondering what to get for that certain person on your list, you should really consider a book written for specifically for Morgan County residents.

November 24, 2012

Barber Brothers Ford presents “Go Further with Ford Night” on Thursday, Nov. 15 – a free fundraising event that will benefit Serve Morgan, engaging consumers in the final “Random Acts of Fusion” adventure and offering them a chance to see the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion in person.  Serve Morgan is a non-profit organization who will partner with Washington Height church to refurbish homes of those in need in Morgan County.

Barber Brothers Ford presents “Go Further with Ford Night” on Thursday, Nov.

November 24, 2012

As I contemplate my six children and 12 grandchildren, I wonder at times what would happen if my wife and I were thrust into the role of raising one or more of our grandchildren. In a perfect world, parents raise their children in their own homes and grandparents have the privilege and joy of spoiling their grandchildren—and then sending them back home to their parents.  Well, it’s not a perfect world that we live in, and more and more grandparents find themselves in the position of part-time, temporary, full-time, or permanent primary caregivers and/or guardians for their grandchildren.

As I contemplate my six children and 12 grandchildren, I wonder at times what would happen if my wife and I were thrust into the role of raising one or more of our grandchildren.

November 24, 2012

Like most parents, Jeff and Debbie Trussell spend each day trying to raise their family with love and provide for their needs. Unlike most parents, this effort is complicated by the severe medical challenges they face every day with their 9-year-old son Brennan.

Like most parents, Jeff and Debbie Trussell spend each day trying to raise their family with love and provide for their needs. Unlike most parents, this effort is complicated by the severe medical challenges they face every day with their 9-year-old son Brennan.

November 24, 2012

Family Fun Night will be Monday, Nov. 26, at the Morgan County Library.  The event has been named, “Gift of Reading,” and will begin at 6 p.m.

Family Fun Night will be Monday, Nov. 26, at the Morgan County Library.  The event has been named, “Gift of Reading,” and will begin at 6 p.m.

November 24, 2012

“Great things happen here during the holidays,” said Morgan County Food Pantry Director Tracy Kummer. She explained that people innately really want to help each other out.

“Great things happen here during the holidays,” said Morgan County Food Pantry Director Tracy Kummer. She explained that people innately really want to help each other out.

November 24, 2012

NRCS participated in the annual Environmental Immersion Day sponsored by the Fairchild Challenge, Thanksgiving Point and USU Extension.  An estimated 330 high school students from 10 schools gathered at Thanksgiving Point Gardens on Oct. 3 to gain some hands-on experience in various science disciplines dealing with the environment.  The Fairchild Challenge began in 2002 to foster interest in the environment by encouraging students to appreciate and value the beauty of nature, develop critical-thinking skills, and to understand the need for biodiversity and conservation.

NRCS participated in the annual Environmental Immersion Day sponsored by the Fairchild Challenge, Thanksgiving Point and USU Extension.  An estimated 330 high school students from 10 schools gathered at Thanksgiving Point Gardens on Oct.

November 24, 2012

On Nov. 1, Morgan’s digit to analog television conversion was finalized with $71,000 worth of equipment installation.  However, older TV sets are still having problems displaying the three KBYU channels, or channel 11.

TV tower upgrades cause hiccup in 
channel 11 reception

November 24, 2012

Mary Jane Wright Straight’s life was celebration of family, art, education, and conversation. On November 20, 2012 she passed away surrounded by her children and their spouses. Mary was born to Clark and Elizabeth Wright in Price, Utah, on December 22, 1930. The third of four children, Mary grew up in Morgan, Utah, and graduated from Morgan High. After a time working for the California Dairy Council and Port of San Diego, she returned and completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah.

Mary Jane Wright Straight’s life was celebration of family, art, education, and conversation. On November 20, 2012 she passed away surrounded by her children and their spouses. Mary was born to Clark and Elizabeth Wright in Price, Utah, on December 22, 1930. The third of four children, Mary grew up in Morgan, Utah, and graduated from Morgan High.

November 24, 2012

Saturday, Oct. 27, the Mountain Green Kids Club had their first open house.  This will be Morgan County’s only state licensed child care center. 

Saturday, Oct. 27, the Mountain Green Kids Club had their first open house.  This will be Morgan County’s only state licensed child care center. 

November 23, 2012

Gilbert Louis Scoville peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father on October 25, 2012 in Morgan, Utah. He was 83 years old. 

Gilbert Louis Scoville peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father on October 25, 2012 in Morgan, Utah. He was 83 years old. 

November 23, 2012

In both of Morgan’s only contested local races, the incumbents came out on top—so far.  In the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race, Jody V. Hipwell beat out opponent Lydia Nuttall by just 23 votes.  Although the final count Tuesday was 418 to 395, county officials are waiting until Nov. 20 to count all absentee and provisional ballots.  Precinct 1 has 28 provisional ballots and 12 absentee ballots, or 40 votes that could still make a difference.  

In both of Morgan’s only contested local races, the incumbents came out on top—so far.  In the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race, Jody V. Hipwell beat out opponent Lydia Nuttall by just 23 votes.  Although the final count Tuesday was 418 to 395, county officials are waiting until Nov.

November 23, 2012

Team Valhalla Armory competed in the 2012 Survival Trial held at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico. Twelve teams from throughout the United States pushed themselves to the absolute limit to see if they had what it takes to survive.  

Team Valhalla Armory competed in the 2012 Survival Trial held at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico. Twelve teams from throughout the United States pushed themselves to the absolute limit to see if they had what it takes to survive.  

November 23, 2012

On occasion we find inspiration from unexpected sources. I did when I listened to 150 third grade children powerfully express themselves through a remarkable musical journey. The songs employed meaningful lyrics with messages intended to build confidence, provide strength, help people achieve their potential, dream big, and to stay optimistic during difficult times. The lessons are simple, but universal.  

On occasion we find inspiration from unexpected sources. I did when I listened to 150 third grade children powerfully express themselves through a remarkable musical journey. The songs employed meaningful lyrics with messages intended to build confidence, provide strength, help people achieve their potential, dream big, and to stay optimistic during difficult times.

November 23, 2012

On Thursday Oct. 26, Morgan High School staged an event to help educate and remind our community about our history, rights, and freedoms related to government.  Morgan County resident Lydia Nuttall worked with our local government to bring this event to our community to celebrate the 225th Anniversary of America’s Constitution.    The Ellis Island program presented history from our founding fathers as well as from the famous Island that welcomed millions of immigrants from 1892 to 1954. 

On Thursday Oct.

November 20, 2012

After a Utah State basketball game Rob Colvin met Suzanne Udy for the first time. Rob who is from North Ogden, and Suzanne who is from Salt Lake City (a Skyline High School graduate), were both enrolled in the university. Rob knew he had met someone special and was immediately interested in getting to know her better. However, he didn’t have a scrap of paper or a pen with him to jot down her information.  Being the creative person that he is, Rob used an aluminum foil gum wrapper in his pocket to scratch down her phone number. It took two tries to make the phone call but fortunately he was able to find the right combination of numbers. 

After a Utah State basketball game Rob Colvin met Suzanne Udy for the first time. Rob who is from North Ogden, and Suzanne who is from Salt Lake City (a Skyline High School graduate), were both enrolled in the university. Rob knew he had met someone special and was immediately interested in getting to know her better.

November 20, 2012

On Saturday, Oct. 20, members of the Morgan Mountain Bike Race Team participated in the first-ever Utah High School Cycling League state championships.  Seven team members and their coaches traveled to Soldier Hollow in Heber Valley to compete against 24 other Division 2 high school teams in what was the perfect ending to an incredible first year of high school mountain bike racing in Utah.

On Saturday, Oct.

November 20, 2012

MORGAN – Marnie Franich Stark, 38, passed away October 20, 2012 at McKay Dee Hospital.

MORGAN – Marnie Franich Stark, 38, passed away October 20, 2012 at McKay Dee Hospital.
She was born Dec. 4, 1973, in Ogden, Utah, to Matthew Joseph and Jessie Mae Kilburn Franich.  On Oct. 5, 2002, she married Robert Stark.  They had one son, Shea, and were later divorced.  

November 20, 2012

Loydene Berg and her son, PJ, lost their home to an electrical fire last month on Sept. 4.  The home was a complete loss.  This included her Yamaha Grand Piano which had a lot of sentiment attached to it from her late father and her husband Peter, who was murdered 12 years ago at Chevy’s Restaurant in Salt Lake City.  The home was also not insured at the time of the fire, due to a suspension in the insurance coverage until a rain gutter was replaced. The work had been done, but had not been reinstated before the fire destroyed the home.

Loydene Berg and her son, PJ, lost their home to an electrical fire last month on Sept.

November 10, 2012

Wasatch Storm U13 Premier soccer girls won two large state tournaments this summer.  

Wasatch Storm U13 Premier soccer girls won two large state tournaments this summer.  

November 10, 2012

Bios of candidates

County Council District #3 - Robert Kilmer
1.  You are involved in an unopposed race.  What do you think of running unopposed?
I would always prefer that the people have a choice when it comes to electing our government leaders.

November 10, 2012

If you have Mormon immigrant ancestors there is a resource of which you may be unaware.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has substantial records of those who travelled to Utah during the period when the saints were commanded to gather to Utah.  

If you have Mormon immigrant ancestors there is a resource of which you may be unaware.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has substantial records of those who travelled to Utah during the period when the saints were commanded to gather to Utah.  

November 10, 2012

Jeanette Joyce Johnson McCurdy passed away October 4, 2012 at her home.

Jeanette Joyce Johnson McCurdy passed away October 4, 2012 at her home.

November 10, 2012

On Oct. 13, 2012, Marilyn Liddle Gillmore passed away peacefully at age 79, in Morgan, Utah, from age-related complications.  Marilyn was born Nov. 25, 1932, to Wallace and Alfarette Sorensen Liddle in McCloud, California.  

On Oct. 13, 2012, Marilyn Liddle Gillmore passed away peacefully at age 79, in Morgan, Utah, from age-related complications.  Marilyn was born Nov. 25, 1932, to Wallace and Alfarette Sorensen Liddle in McCloud, California.  

November 10, 2012

Theodore Lynn McCurdy “Ted,” 87, died peacefully with his family surrounding him on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. 

Theodore Lynn McCurdy “Ted,” 87, died peacefully with his family surrounding him on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. 

November 10, 2012

Rachel and Greg Denning are creating an unconventional life for themselves and their five children: they travel almost constantly, live independently (no 9-5 job) and do humanitarian projects.  No, they are not retired. They are a young family that decided one day to live their dream—and they made it happen.

Rachel and Greg Denning are creating an unconventional life for themselves and their five children: they travel almost constantly, live independently (no 9-5 job) and do humanitarian projects.  No, they are not retired. They are a young family that decided one day to live their dream—and they made it happen.

November 7, 2012

**TV tower upgrades cause hiccup in channel 11 reception
On Nov. 1, Morgan’s digit to analog television conversion was finalized with $71,000 worth of equipment installation. However, older TV sets are still having problems displaying the three KBYU channels, or channel 11.
Morgan County Councilwoman Ronda Kippen advised residents to rescan their television in order to ensure that channel 11 is reprogrammed properly. Those residents with newer television sets that automatically rescan whenever they are turned on likely have no problems receiving channel 11.

**TV tower upgrades cause hiccup in channel 11 reception
On Nov. 1, Morgan’s digit to analog television conversion was finalized with $71,000 worth of equipment installation.  However, older TV sets are still having problems displaying the three KBYU channels, or channel 11.

November 3, 2012

Lorin Jay Ezell passed away suddenly Oct. 2, 2012, in his home.  Lorin was born on Feb. 17, 1967, to Jack Ezell and Lola Jane Bennett Grower.  Lorin was raised in Porterville, Utah.  He loved going up in the mountains and building huts. 

Lorin Jay Ezell passed away suddenly Oct. 2, 2012, in his home.  Lorin was born on Feb. 17, 1967, to Jack Ezell and Lola Jane Bennett Grower.  Lorin was raised in Porterville, Utah.  He loved going up in the mountains and building huts. 

October 22, 2012

Brad and Valarie (Rich) Dinkel are excited to have been called to serve an LDS mission for 18 months to the Philippines Baguio Mission. They will be speaking in the Genola 3rd Ward Building Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. They would like to invite any Morgan friends to join them on that day. Following the meeting, they request that you join them for lunch in the Genola Park.

Brad and Valarie (Rich) Dinkel are excited to have been called to serve an LDS mission for 18 months to the Philippines Baguio Mission. They will be speaking in the Genola 3rd Ward Building Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. They would like to invite any Morgan friends to join them on that day. Following the meeting, they request that you join them for lunch in the Genola Park.

October 11, 2012

Our Wednesday Night Owls Bowling League has rolled into our new season. We have 8 full teams this year, and are very excited for that. We have several new bowlers this year we would like to welcome to our league. Shadd Straw, Kacie Chappell, Steve Michaelson, Cindy Coleman, Natalie Coleman, Cody Coleman, Danny Kline, Casie Carter, Heather Lombard, and Dillon Smith. 

Our Wednesday Night Owls Bowling League has rolled into our new season. We have 8 full teams this year, and are very excited for that. We have several new bowlers this year we would like to welcome to our league.

October 11, 2012

The annual opening social for the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) was held on September 11, 2012.  The social was held at the DUP Museum where the theme, “Preserve the past – strengthen the future” was announced as the theme for 2012-13. 

The annual opening social for the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) was held on September 11, 2012.  The social was held at the DUP Museum where the theme, “Preserve the past – strengthen the future” was announced as the theme for 2012-13. 

October 11, 2012

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, surrounded by her family.  She was born July 27, 1923 in Henefer, Utah to Osmyn (Os) Merritt Wright and Zelda Lucy Richins. She married Clarence George Francis on January 24, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity.

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, surrounded by her family.  She was born July 27, 1923 in Henefer, Utah to Osmyn (Os) Merritt Wright and Zelda Lucy Richins. She married Clarence George Francis on January 24, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity.

October 11, 2012

Our wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, educator, coach, and friend Gloria Schwab Richardson, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 21, 2012 after a valiant battle with breast cancer. Gloria was born Feb. 9, 1962 in Provo, Utah, to Marvin and Jeanne Schwab of Afton, Wyoming. 

Our wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, educator, coach, and friend Gloria Schwab Richardson, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 21, 2012 after a valiant battle with breast cancer. Gloria was born Feb. 9, 1962 in Provo, Utah, to Marvin and Jeanne Schwab of Afton, Wyoming. 

October 11, 2012

Our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Grace Hall Bennett,  passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sept. 24, 2012, at the age of 93.  She was born May 6, 1919, in Salt Lake City, Utah to James William Hall and Eleda Martina Nordquist.  She married her sweetheart, John Everett Bennett, Sept. 1, 1940 at Manilla, Utah.  They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on April 10, 1941.

Our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Grace Hall Bennett,  passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sept. 24, 2012, at the age of 93.  She was born May 6, 1919, in Salt Lake City, Utah to James William Hall and Eleda Martina Nordquist.  She married her sweetheart, John Everett Bennett, Sept.

October 11, 2012

There has been significant focus on the Social Security Death Index by Congress in the last year.  It is a good example of government reacting to public misunderstanding and actually making a problem they are trying to solve worse rather than better.  

There has been significant focus on the Social Security Death Index by Congress in the last year.  It is a good example of government reacting to public misunderstanding and actually making a problem they are trying to solve worse rather than better.  

October 11, 2012

Work continues on the reconstruction of I-84, from Mountain Green (SR-167) to Morgan (SR-66). Shouldering, crash cushion, delineator/barrier reflector and barrier pad movement activities will take place from Peterson to Morgan. Grinding and striping on the new concrete roadway will continue over the next few weeks. Construction is nearly complete from Peterson to Mountain Green. Crews work from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., six days per week. 

Work continues on the reconstruction of I-84, from Mountain Green (SR-167) to Morgan (SR-66). Shouldering, crash cushion, delineator/barrier reflector and barrier pad movement activities will take place from Peterson to Morgan. Grinding and striping on the new concrete roadway will continue over the next few weeks.

October 11, 2012

The Tykonis held their opening social at the Riverside Park Wednesday evening, Sept. 12.  Everyone enjoyed catching up after the long summer.

The Tykonis held their opening social at the Riverside Park Wednesday evening, Sept. 12.  Everyone enjoyed catching up after the long summer.

October 10, 2012

Saturday afternoon the public met to break ground on a brand new building for the Morgan Health Center and the staff and residents couldn’t be happier. 

 
Saturday afternoon the public met to break ground on a brand new building for the Morgan Health Center and the staff and residents couldn’t be happier. 

October 10, 2012

Morgan County is home to some of the most active kids I have ever seen, so it is no surprise that there is a new outdoor sports team in the area, the Morgan MTB race team. 

Morgan County is home to some of the most active kids I have ever seen, so it is no surprise that there is a new outdoor sports team in the area, the Morgan MTB race team. 

October 10, 2012

Our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend left this life unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.  Charles Scott “Chuck” Carpenter was born in Salt Lake City, UT, on Sept. 27, 1963 to Douglas Howard and Mary Anna Woodland Carpenter, the third of seven children. 

Our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend left this life unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.  Charles Scott “Chuck” Carpenter was born in Salt Lake City, UT, on Sept. 27, 1963 to Douglas Howard and Mary Anna Woodland Carpenter, the third of seven children. 

October 10, 2012

Austin Manning is a happy little boy.  His smiles bring happiness to his older brother, Logan, and his parents, David and Michelle Manning.  On Nov. 2, 2012, Austin will undergo a surgery that will allow him to hear his family tell him how much they love him.  

Austin Manning is a happy little boy.  His smiles bring happiness to his older brother, Logan, and his parents, David and Michelle Manning.  On Nov. 2, 2012, Austin will undergo a surgery that will allow him to hear his family tell him how much they love him.  

October 8, 2012

The rapids at Taggart are well known to many rafters, tubers, and kayakers. But it’s now a location for many who enjoy the emerging sport of stand up paddle boarding, or SUP.

 
The rapids at Taggart are well known to many rafters, tubers, and kayakers. But it’s now a location for many who enjoy the emerging sport of stand up paddle boarding, or SUP.

October 4, 2012

Aug 31 – MHS Varsity Football, MHS vs Wasatch, 7 p.m.
 
September
 
7 – Varsity Football, MHS vs. Grantsville, 7 p.m.
7 – MHS Class of ‘77 pre-reunion event football game at 7 p.m. For more info. 801-372-9861.
8 – MHS Class of ‘77 Reunion dinner at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn at 6 p.m.
8 – ACT test at MHS
8 – Class of 1982 Reunion, MHS Commons
11 – 4-H Centennial Celebration Banquet, Join us for a night of celebration and join us from 6-7 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. for the program. Check out extension.usu.edu/morgan for more information.
15 - Morgan Cruz’n Classics car show – Riverside Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., entry form online at www.morgancityut.com, free admission.
15 - 3rd annual Weber/Morgan Chapter Buddy Walk & 5K. 5K registration at 8:30 a.m. and begins at 9. Buddy Walk registration 10 a.m. and begins at 11. For more info. call 801-309-0950.
15, 16 - Morgan Utah Stake Conference at the Morgan Utah Stake Center, 355 N. 700 E. Priesthood Leadership Meeting - Sat. at 4 p.m., age 18 and up -Sat. at 7 p.m. General session - Sun. at 10 a.m. The general session will originate from the stake center and will be broadcast to the chapel in Porterville, to the Rock Chapel, and to the Family Tree Assisted Living Center. All are invited to attend.
17, 18, 19 - MHS Mini Cheer Clinics after school, at each school until 5 p.m. Performance will be Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. at MHS J.V. Football Game. Sign ups MES and MGE Sept. 10 3-5 p.m. For more info contact Wendy Wilkinson @801-645-4199.
18 - 4-H AfterSchool Club Series begins. See extension.usu.edu/morgan for more information or stop into the Extension office to register today.
19 – Free Cooking & Nutrition Class, topic is Cooking with Preserved Foods. Time 10-11 a.m. at the Court House Auditorium.
20 - 4-H Family Fun Night 6:30 p.m. at the Court House Auditorium. Join us for a free craft project and yummy treats. Open to all ages.
 
October
 
17 – Free Cooking & Nutrition Class, topic is Comfort Foods Re-Invented. Time 10-11 a.m. at the Court House Auditorium.
18 - 4-H Family Fun Night 6:30 p.m. at the Court House Auditorium. Join us for a free craft project and yummy treats. Open to all ages.

Aug 31 – MHS Varsity Football, MHS vs Wasatch, 7 p.m.
 
September
 

October 4, 2012

Creative and ambitious individuals that have a passion for what they do were found in abundance at this week’s Morgan farmer’s market. Each vendor has a unique story and purpose for being involved.
One such vendor is Davis Produce. Davis Produce offers a variety of fresh grown produce from their greenhouse. Tina Davis, owner, is glad to be back for another year and says she enjoys the people of Morgan.
Handcrafted and homemade items from Carol Marshall included parchment crafted book markers designed with calligraphy ink and paint on a type of paper known as velum. Marshall has done this craft for over 10 years and she enjoys it the most. Recently retired, she found herself not content. To broaden her interests, she discovered craft books and learned how to make bracelets and earrings.

Creative and ambitious individuals that have a passion for what they do were found in abundance at this week’s Morgan farmer’s market. Each vendor has a unique story and purpose for being involved.

October 4, 2012

Morgan Health Center will be breaking ground on its new building Saturday at 1 p.m. at 166 N. State Street. The public is encouraged to attend a short groundbreaking program followed by light refreshments.
The Morgan Health Center and its dedicated staff of physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and administrative staff have been serving the community for more than 20 years. Carol Durrant and Myra Turner remain as the original staff when the clinic first opened. MountainStar and HCA Physician Services are dedicated to providing the best possible care to the residents of Morgan and the surrounding communities.

Morgan Health Center will be breaking ground on its new building Saturday at 1 p.m. at 166 N. State Street. The public is encouraged to attend a short groundbreaking program followed by light refreshments.

October 4, 2012

55 Alive Class Aug. 6 from 9 a.m til 1. Please let us know if you would like to attend since there is limited space. Anyone who has been in the education field can attend for $4, AARP members $12 and non-members $14. You can receive a discount on your car insurance for a three year period just for taking this class. Marie Nye is an excellent teacher and you gain a great deal of knowledge about your driving habits.
 
September
 
11: Temple trip - please call Emma Lou to sign up. Lunch at noon.
12: Enjoy a ride up to Jeremy Ranch and around the Jordanelle and Echo dams following lunch on Wednesday.
The group will leave around 1:30.
13: Right after lunch there will be a book review. Just come and relax and listen to a very interesting book.
19: Have lunch and then a great hand massage with ShaRon. The massages and conversation are free and then everyone will be put into a drawing for free hand lotion.
20: Blood pressures with Alice Hirai. Then following lunch, Madeline, from USU Extension Office, will give everyone tips on nutrition, plus have samples for your enjoyment.
25: Foot Clinic with Happy Feet. Please call in for your reservations: 845-4040.
26: Back massages with Val. Cost is $5 for 10 minutes. Please sign up when you come or we can put your name down by calling the center. Appointments will begin at 12:30.
28: The Annual Fall Leaf Tour to Cache Valley will leave the center at 9 a.m. with Mary Kaye as your volunteer driver. Enjoy a fun day of sightseeing, eating, gathering goodies and great companionship. The group will return around 3 - so plan your day.
Keep in mind all the great volunteers we have serving everyone at the center and give them an occasional "thank you" - they do many kind acts!
Come and check out the new computers at the senior center. They are here for everyone to enjoy. Loiis Woody is willing to help you out with any of your questions. Let’s get you started.

55 Alive Class Aug. 6 from 9 a.m til 1. Please let us know if you would like to attend since there is limited space. Anyone who has been in the education field can attend for $4, AARP members $12 and non-members $14. You can receive a discount on your car insurance for a three year period just for taking this class.

September 12, 2012

According to the results of a recent survey, some Morgan County residents experience difficulty getting around because of the lack of public transit.

According to the results of a recent survey, some Morgan County residents experience difficulty getting around because of the lack of public transit.

September 12, 2012

Did you know that Morgan/USU Extension has a great FREE resource available to all its residents that can help your family eat healthier, save money at the grocery store and make your food dollar go farther?  It’s called Food Sense.  

Did you know that Morgan/USU Extension has a great FREE resource available to all its residents that can help your family eat healthier, save money at the grocery store and make your food dollar go farther?  It’s called Food Sense.  

September 5, 2012

This year has marked the one-year anniversary of several businesses on State Street, and LiquiFaction Internet Café is one of them.  LiquiFaction first opened its doors on Aug. 29, 2011, but the grand opening was two days later.  At that time, owner, Lee Kellogg, invited all city and county employees to come in and get a free drink for the day to give him some training time.    

This year has marked the one-year anniversary of several businesses on State Street, and LiquiFaction Internet Café is one of them.  LiquiFaction first opened its doors on Aug. 29, 2011, but the grand opening was two days later.  At that time, owner, Lee Kellogg, invited all city and county employees to come in and get a free drink for the day to give him some training time.

September 5, 2012

It may be nearing the end of the outdoor watering season, but several water companies have asked for voluntary restrictions in the name of conservation.

It may be nearing the end of the outdoor watering season, but several water companies have asked for voluntary restrictions in the name of conservation.

August 29, 2012

Sometimes there are misconceptions about PTSO.  Courtney Gualco, the new MES PTSO president, wants everyone to know what PTSO is all about.  “We’re a support to the parents, teachers and students of our school,” Gualco explained. “We try and help make school a pleasant experience.   Any parent can participate in PTSO and there are many ways to help.”   

Sometimes there are misconceptions about PTSO.  Courtney Gualco, the new MES PTSO president, wants everyone to know what PTSO is all about.  “We’re a support to the parents, teachers and students of our school,” Gualco explained. “We try and help make school a pleasant experience.

August 29, 2012

Secondary water issue plagues district

Secondary water issue plagues district
 

August 25, 2012

Morgan residents—especially those in East Canyon, Milton and Stoddard—are getting tired of power bumps, failures and surges.  They have complained to power officials, who are reviewing damage claims but are still unsure the cause of all the problems.

Morgan residents—especially those in East Canyon, Milton and Stoddard—are getting tired of power bumps, failures and surges.  They have complained to power officials, who are reviewing damage claims but are still unsure the cause of all the problems.

August 16, 2012

Morgan Middle School is excited about this new school year. We have lots of fun things planned. The sixth grade will have their back to school night on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. to get things started. Aug. 23 will be the first day of school and will be a full day of school. Our PTSO is sponsoring a Back to School Bash fund raiser on Aug. 24 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the middle school. The Bash costs $10 to attend and there will be activities and megatoys. Those who attend should plan on getting wet. There will also be drinks and food for an additional cost. For more information on the bash, contact PTSO President Shalece Sanders 801-876-3458.

Morgan Middle School is excited about this new school year. We have lots of fun things planned. The sixth grade will have their back to school night on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. to get things started. Aug. 23 will be the first day of school and will be a full day of school. Our PTSO is sponsoring a Back to School Bash fund raiser on Aug. 24 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the middle school.

August 13, 2012

Karly Prescott, daughter of Annette and Roger Prescott, of Morgan will travel to Cuenca, Ecuador on Aug. 9 to spend 12 weeks volunteering in orphanages. Prescott graduated in 2009 from Morgan High School and is currently majoring in Family and Consumer Development at Utah State University.

Karly Prescott, daughter of Annette and Roger Prescott, of Morgan will travel to Cuenca, Ecuador on Aug. 9 to spend 12 weeks volunteering in orphanages. Prescott graduated in 2009 from Morgan High School and is currently majoring in Family and Consumer Development at Utah State University.

August 13, 2012

Snowbasin is excited to welcome to the stage 3-time Grammy award winner and internationally recognized saxophonist, Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet on Saturday, August 18. This all-star band line-up consists of Jeff Coffin, from the Dave Mathew Band, Felix Pastorius on bass, Bill Fanning on trumpet/space trumpet, Chris Walters on keys, and special guest Roy “Future man” Wooten (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones) on drums.  This will be the second year Snowbasin will host a major concert as part of the Mt. Ogden 100k Mountain Bike Festival. “With the success of the Mt.Ogden 100k Festival concert last year it only seemed natural to bring in a band of this caliber for the second year,” explains Steve Andrus, Snowbasin’s events director.  

Snowbasin is excited to welcome to the stage 3-time Grammy award winner and internationally recognized saxophonist, Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet on Saturday, August 18.

August 13, 2012

Richard K. “Dick” Sommers, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and everybody’s friend, passed away at home after a hard fought battle with cancer on August 8, 2012.

Richard K. “Dick” Sommers, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and everybody’s friend, passed away at home after a hard fought battle with cancer on August 8, 2012.

August 13, 2012

On Aug. 25, 2012, the 4th annual Focus Four Run will be held in Roy at 4000 South 1900 West.  This event was established to remember John Carter, Cody Odekirk, Lydia Silva and Jeff Reppe who passed away in 2008 while traveling during a humanitarian project to Guatemala.  

On Aug. 25, 2012, the 4th annual Focus Four Run will be held in Roy at 4000 South 1900 West.  This event was established to remember John Carter, Cody Odekirk, Lydia Silva and Jeff Reppe who passed away in 2008 while traveling during a humanitarian project to Guatemala.  

July 30, 2012

Ellis B Rust, 76, returned to his wife, surrounded by his family, on July 22, 2012. He was born on May 14, 1936 to Alva and Zelpha Pearson Rust in Hayden, Utah.       

Ellis B Rust, 76, returned to his wife, surrounded by his family, on July 22, 2012. He was born on May 14, 1936 to Alva and Zelpha Pearson Rust in Hayden, Utah.           

July 23, 2012

An announcement was made last week that the Morgan community theatre is officially back for 2012.  The idea of having a community theatre was originally started by Adam Slee four years ago.  It began as a theatre camp for the children of Morgan County.  Their first production was a Disney musical review.  It included excerpts from Aladdin, Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast and was a big success.   It was followed by The Wizard of Oz in 2010.  

An announcement was made last week that the Morgan community theatre is officially back for 2012.  The idea of having a community theatre was originally started by Adam Slee four years ago.  It began as a theatre camp for the children of Morgan County.  Their first production was a Disney musical review.  It included excerpts from Aladdin, Little

July 23, 2012

The Genealogy Star blog this week reported that editing has now come to FamilySearch’s new version of their family tree.  The family tree will be a replacement for new FamilySearch when it is released.  It has been in development for many months and its aim is to fix many of the challenges with the current tree.  

The Genealogy Star blog this week reported that editing has now come to FamilySearch’s new version of their family tree.  The family tree will be a replacement for new FamilySearch when it is released.  It has been in development for many months and its aim is to fix many of the challenges with the current tree.  

July 23, 2012

Each summer we watch with grim fascination as wildfires burn across the western United States. This summer has proved to be as bad as any.  Fires in Colorado and other states have consumed both wild lands and homes with equal ferocity.  You may wonder, “What would I do if I lost my home to a fire?  Would I be prepared?”

By Matthew Ence, 
Snow Jensen & Reece

July 18, 2012

 Morgan city announced a new initiative called ShopsQA to promote local business to its citizens. The service provides all local businesses with a link on the city’s website that directs citizens to new web-pages designed and updated by each local business.

 Morgan city announced a new initiative called ShopsQA to promote local business to its citizens. The service provides all local businesses with a link on the city’s website that directs citizens to new web-pages designed and updated by each local business.

July 18, 2012

Tyson Butterfield, Keaton Cox, Haskin Hardman, Morgan Kotter, Darrin Nielson, and Cameron Skinner from Morgan High School were among the 222 students excelling in math and science who attended Utah State University’s 21st Annual Engineering State program in Logan, UT, June 11 – 14, 2012.

Tyson Butterfield, Keaton Cox, Haskin Hardman, Morgan Kotter, Darrin Nielson, and Cameron Skinner from Morgan High School were among the 222 students excelling in math and science who attended Utah State University’s 21st Annual Engineering State program in Logan, UT, June 11 – 14, 2012.

July 18, 2012

Living in Morgan makes us all a little happier.  We love the fresh air, the beautiful mountains, and our friendly neighborhoods.   Results of a recent study give us one more reason to be happy we call this valley home.  A study completed by the University of Wisconsin, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation named Morgan the healthiest county in Utah.  Even better, this is the third year they have published results of county comparisons and we have maintained the top spot every year.

Living in Morgan makes us all a little happier.  We love the fresh air, the beautiful mountains, and our friendly neighborhoods.

July 18, 2012

As formidable rivals on both the slopes and soccer field, Stacie Palmer and Erika Beckstrom never fathomed that one day they would not only be best friends, but working together to bring Utah’s premier cycling event, the Wildflower Pedalfest, to Morgan County.  

As formidable rivals on both the slopes and soccer field, Stacie Palmer and Erika Beckstrom never fathomed that one day they would not only be best friends, but working together to bring Utah’s premier cycling event, the Wildflower Pedalfest, to Morgan County.  

July 18, 2012

 Jody Hipwell currently represents District 1 on the Morgan School Board.  Hipwell has been serving on the board since August of 2011 when she replaced Earl Ericksen, who passed away.  Hipwell is a native of Ogden.  After her marriage to her husband, Carl, they spent 17 years in the Southeast United States in Arkansas and South and North Carolina.  Hipwell, who has four children, volunteered in schools in each of the communities where they lived.  

Originally printed April 27

July 16, 2012

The fifth-annual Marie McQuiddy Daley softball tournament was held last weekend.  Marie was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2006.  She was a strong woman with a beautiful smile and a big heart, so the community was left with a void when she lost her battle with cancer on January 16, 2007.  Marie fought hard against cancer and played hard during her softball career in high school and college.

The fifth-annual Marie McQuiddy Daley softball tournament was held last weekend.  Marie was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2006.  She was a strong woman with a beautiful smile and a big heart, so the community was left with a void when she lost her battle with cancer on January 16, 2007.  Marie fought hard against cancer and played hard during her softball care

July 6, 2012

 
The Morgan High Troyettes are off to a fresh start this year.   Their new coach is Kim Ball.  She is a great new addition to the team!  
The Troyettes just returned from camp where they received a spirit award, technique award, and an award for their performance! 

The Morgan High Troyettes are off to a fresh start this year.   Their new coach is Kim Ball.  She is a great new addition to the team!  
The Troyettes just returned from camp where they received a spirit award, technique award, and an award for their performance! 

July 6, 2012

 
Leon LaMadeleine has seen the challenges that women have in balancing their efforts to achieve family goals while also trying to meet their personal needs.

Leon LaMadeleine has seen the challenges that women have in balancing their efforts to achieve family goals while also trying to meet their personal needs.

July 6, 2012

Even though summer is here for over 2,000 Morgan students, it only takes about two weeks before the kids start to ask, “What can I do today, mom?”  As educators we hope you will take time with your children to continue the process of learning as the summer progresses.   

Even though summer is here for over 2,000 Morgan students, it only takes about two weeks before the kids start to ask, “What can I do today, mom?”  As educators we hope you will take time with your children to continue the process of learning as the summer progresses.   

July 6, 2012

Movies in the park are fast becoming a popular inexpensive date night, family night out and all around great fun for anyone who comes. The Orn family has been working to provide this opportunity to all the members of our community from Morgan to Mountain Green. 

Movies in the park are fast becoming a popular inexpensive date night, family night out and all around great fun for anyone who comes. The Orn family has been working to provide this opportunity to all the members of our community from Morgan to Mountain Green. 

June 7, 2012

Shane Wilkinson topped 33 other drivers to win the 2012 Rabbit Rumble Demolition Derby in Delta on Saturday, May 26.  Although he won $4,000, Wilkinson said that only barely covers the expenses he put into his 1957 Lincoln painted black with a number 72 on the doors.

Shane Wilkinson topped 33 other drivers to win the 2012 Rabbit Rumble Demolition Derby in Delta on Saturday, May 26.  Although he won $4,000, Wilkinson said that only barely covers the expenses he put into his 1957 Lincoln painted black with a number 72 on the doors.

June 7, 2012

Brayden Stegelmeier, 14, and Miles Mecham, 16, have taken on what members of the community consider a “huge, worthwhile” project for their combined Eagle Scout project.

Brayden Stegelmeier, 14, and Miles Mecham, 16, have taken on what members of the community consider a “huge, worthwhile” project for their combined Eagle Scout project.

June 5, 2012

Every year, Morgan County is overrun by an aggressive weed called Dyer’s woad.  Dyer’s woad is a non-palatable, aggressive weed that produces chemicals which inhibit growth in adjacent plants. It has established itself across thousands of acres of western rangeland where the Bureau of Land Management estimates that it can reduce grazing by 38 percent. It is now widespread in Morgan County, as well as in 24 other counties in the state.  Dyer’s woad is a native of southeast Russia and has been used since the 17th century to produce a blue dye extract.  It is thought to have been imported into California in contaminated alfalfa seed and appeared in Brigham City around 1910.

 

June 5, 2012

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and 1ST Bank Morgan are joining the Small Business Association (SBA) in celebrating National Small Business Week, May 20 through May 26.  ICBA, which represents the nation’s more than 7,000 community banks, is reminding everyone about the critical role community banks serve in supporting local small businesses.

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and 1ST Bank Morgan are joining the Small Business Association (SBA) in celebrating National Small Business Week, May 20 through May 26.  ICBA, which represents the nation’s more than 7,000 community banks, is reminding everyone about the critical role community banks serve in supporting local small businesses.

June 5, 2012

Sometimes parents discipline their children when they kick and punch each other, but some find that their children discover discipline through kicking and punching.  Discipline, self-respect, coordination, confidence, integrity, determination, and attention are just a few of the attributes students can learn while developing their martial arts skills at Martial Science. Martial Science began instructing in February and has been a hit.  

June 5, 2012

Last week it was announced that our local Morgan AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) was the winner of the national ‘HerbaLife Wellness Challenge’.  This means that one lucky AYSO team gets to pack their bags, shine up their shin-guards, and get ready for the soccer adventure of a lifetime in Honolulu, HI for seven days and six nights.

Last week it was announced that our local Morgan AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) was the winner of the national ‘HerbaLife Wellness Challenge’.  This means that one lucky AYSO team gets to pack their bags, shine up their shin-guards, and get ready for the soccer adventure of a lifetime in Honolulu, HI for seven days and six nights.

June 5, 2012

Ceremonies for the Morgan High School class of 2012 will be held in the Dee Events Center at Weber State University on Friday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m.

Ceremonies for the Morgan High School class of 2012 will be held in the Dee Events Center at Weber State University on Friday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m.

June 5, 2012

Miss Kynzie Zuech, daughter of Tammy Zuech, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Utah Pageant to be held June 29-30 at the beautiful Sheaton Hotel in Salt Lake City.  The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18, and have five different age divisions.  Kynzie will be participating in the princess age division, along with other outstanding young ladies from across the great state of Utah.

June 5, 2012

May 28    Antelope Island Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering: Join us in celebrating the West in our Seventh Annual Cowboy Poetry and Music gathering at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch at Antelope Island State Park. Activities include dancing, wagon train, horseback riding, vendors and more. 801-649-5742 or www.cowboylegendsai.com.

May 28    Antelope Island Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering: Join us in celebrating the West in our Seventh Annual Cowboy Poetry and Music gathering at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch at Antelope Island State Park. Activities include dancing, wagon train, horseback riding, vendors and more. 801-649-5742 or www.cowboylegendsai.com.

June 5, 2012

Due to several recent fatal off-highway vehicle (OHV) accidents, Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) managers stress the importance of safe and responsible riding this season. Riders should be properly trained and prepared, and ride in a responsible manner.

Due to several recent fatal off-highway vehicle (OHV) accidents, Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) managers stress the importance of safe and responsible riding this season. Riders should be properly trained and prepared, and ride in a responsible manner.

June 5, 2012

Tuesday May 15, 2012, Morgan Elementary held the third annual American Cancer Society Relay Recess.    This year’s Relay Recess was a huge success, raising over $2,800 to go toward research for a cure.  This fund raising and educational event reached every classroom and many of the families in our community.  Relay Recess gives students a sense of pride that they can accomplish something worthwhile by looking beyond themselves.

May 31, 2012

Thursday May 3 marked the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Northfront Business Resource Center(NFBRC).  The back patio was full with all of the more than 50 guests and DATC administration, as well as founders, designers, builders and grant writers.  

 

Thursday May 3 marked the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Northfront Business Resource Center(NFBRC).  The back patio was full with all of the more than 50 guests and DATC administration, as well as founders, designers, builders and grant writers.  

May 12, 2012

The long awaited day of the opening of the  Northfront Business Resource Center (DATC) Morgan center is now becoming a reality If you have driven by and seen the changes of the old Val’s Flower Business, you’ll see a fresh new face on the building, with new paint, and completely remodel as it’s transformed into the Northfront Business Resource Center. (DATC)

May 12, 2012

Utah State Republican Delegate Kristin Price,  from Congressional District 4, was asked to attend a Utah State School Board meeting on April 13, to get a better understanding of the controversial Common Core Initiative supported by Gov. Gary Herbert. 

Utah State Republican Delegate Kristin Price,  from Congressional District 4, was asked to attend a Utah State School Board meeting on April 13, to get a better understanding of the controversial Common Core Initiative supported by Gov. Gary Herbert. 

May 12, 2012

Clarence Dawson Nelson, 79, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Lakeview Hospital.  He was born on June 30, 1932 to Clarence Sherman and Florence Dawson Nelson in Ogden, Utah.  Clarence graduated from Ogden High School.  He moved to Morgan where he resided for 16 years before returning to Ogden where he has lived since.  

Clarence Dawson Nelson, 79, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Lakeview Hospital.  He was born on June 30, 1932 to Clarence Sherman and Florence Dawson Nelson in Ogden, Utah.  Clarence graduated from Ogden High School.  He moved to Morgan where he resided for 16 years before returning to Ogden where he has lived since.  

May 12, 2012

Flowers celebrate and honor  many of life’s biggest moments.  A brides bouquet, a funeral spray, a high-school corsage and boutonniere, a vase of flowers congratulating new parents, roses to say I love you,  throughout our lives we use flowers as a means of communication with beauty.  Morgan business, Inspire Me Bloomers, delights in the opportunity to share in these special moments.  “Trying to create moments that take peoples breath away” is owner and designer, Steve Clark’s favorite part of business. 

 

May 12, 2012

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.  

May 5, 2012

We live in a time when it is quite common to witness the devastation around the world from hurricanes, tornados, tsunamis and earthquakes on the nightly news. To many, it seems as if these disasters are becoming more frequent. 

We live in a time when it is quite common to witness the devastation around the world from hurricanes, tornados, tsunamis and earthquakes on the nightly news. To many, it seems as if these disasters are becoming more frequent. 

April 28, 2012

If you ever felt like being in the presence of angels, you could attain your desire by attending an event with the Morgan County special-needs mutual.  This inspirational group includes nearly three dozen participants with various physical, mental or learning disabilities and their church leaders from various parts of the county.  On March 30th, the group put on a production of “Joy Story” in front of a packed auditorium.  “Joy Story” is a spiritual adaptation of the popular “Toy Story.”  Written and directed by Nolan and Cathy Johnson, the production is a moving story about friendship and involved every member of the special-needs mutual.  

April 21, 2012

It’s that time of year when spring is in the air and Evanston Cowboy Days is getting ready for their big rodeo over Labor Day Weekend.  First we must have a queen to reign over the festivities and promote the sport of rodeo.   Evanston Cowboy Days is looking for any young lady ages 16 to 24, living within a 50 mile radius of Evanston, to fulfill this fun and exciting job.

April 21, 2012

It’s time again for the Money Matter$ Couples & Money Date Night Series provided by USU/Morgan County Extension. Starting next week for three Tuesday’s in April: April 10, 17 & 24 from 7-8 PM (April 10 & 17) and 7-8 (April 24 only) in the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium. 

It’s time again for the Money Matter$ Couples & Money Date Night Series provided by USU/Morgan County Extension. Starting next week for three Tuesday’s in April: April 10, 17 & 24 from 7-8 PM (April 10 & 17) and 7-8 (April 24 only) in the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium. 

April 21, 2012

Disasters can hit at anytime, whether it be from natural causes, earthquakes, floods, windstorms, fire, or unnatural disasters, power outages, wrecks, and chemical spills. Though not something most of us think about most the time, but for Morgan’s Peggy Mecham it stirs constantly in her mind of how to ensure safety for the community in times of unforeseen events.

Disasters can hit at anytime, whether it be from natural causes, earthquakes, floods, windstorms, fire, or unnatural disasters, power outages, wrecks, and chemical spills. Though not something most of us think about most the time, but for Morgan’s Peggy Mecham it stirs constantly in her mind of how to ensure safety for the community in times of unforeseen events.

April 21, 2012

Mountain Green Elementary School is hosting their annual Reflections Art Competition, and this year they are doing something different.  In order to bring recognition to the students and a greater awareness to the arts, the PTSO is holding an Art Open House on April 12th from 5:30 -7:30.  All of the students who entered will have their work on display at Mountain Green Elementary School as well as the awards they won.  Several artists from the community will be displaying their paintings along with the students.  David Jackson, Laurie Eskelson, Randy Peay, Amy Jones, Joan Triplett, and others will be represented.  There will also be a table displaying local home school students’ artwork.  Come by to enjoy the artwork and refreshments as well as the BUY ONE GET ONE FREE BOOK Fair held in the media center.  If you have questions, please call Amy Everhart at (801) 845-8051.

April 21, 2012

The Second Annual Ride On! Video Challenge is now open through May 14. Utah students of all ages may submit their creative and educational videos promoting safe and responsible off-highway vehicle (OHV) use and stewardship of School and Institutional Trust Lands.

 

The Second Annual Ride On! Video Challenge is now open through May 14. Utah students of all ages may submit their creative and educational videos promoting safe and responsible off-highway vehicle (OHV) use and stewardship of School and Institutional Trust Lands.

April 14, 2012

Recently, the Dots and Doodles Preschool has open their doors to a second location, 185 North Commerical Street, in Morgan City.

Recently, the Dots and Doodles Preschool has open their doors to a second location, 185 North Commerical Street, in Morgan City.

April 14, 2012

The Morgan Chamber of Commerce received a significant boost from the County in the form of a donation of $7,500.  The county has been working with the Chamber to develop an economic development plan for the county.  

The Morgan Chamber of Commerce received a significant boost from the County in the form of a donation of $7,500.  The county has been working with the Chamber to develop an economic development plan for the county.  

March 17, 2012

A mark of progress and care for our U.S. Soldiers and Veterans again came to light as the official dedication of the Salt Lake Fisher House opened its doors Feb. 29 for the public to view in the ribbon cutting ceremony for this new facility. The Fisher House will be a huge benefit to any military and their family who have to travel a distance from the 5 states the VA hospital encompasses. (Including Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, and Idaho).

March 17, 2012

Any damage to your vehicle from I-84 road work lately? I have... gravel-caused rock chips from sloppy patch work on Jan. 30. 

Any damage to your vehicle from I-84 road work lately? I have... gravel-caused rock chips from sloppy patch work on Jan. 30. 

March 17, 2012

Dan Liljenquist visited Morgan this week.  Liljenquist is running for the U.S. Senate seat opposing Orrin Hatch for the Republican nomination.  Liljenquist is hoping for a repeat of what happened to Bob Bennett when he was replaced at the Republican convention with Mike Lee in 2010.  

Dan Liljenquist visited Morgan this week.  Liljenquist is running for the U.S. Senate seat opposing Orrin Hatch for the Republican nomination.  Liljenquist is hoping for a repeat of what happened to Bob Bennett when he was replaced at the Republican convention with Mike Lee in 2010.  

March 17, 2012

The Sons of the Utah Pioneers have placed the Early Morgan Pioneer Monument in the Morgan City Park.  In the last two years Charles Sreeve Peterson, George Washington Taggart, Thomas Jefferson Thurston and Sanford Porter have been recognized.  This year we are adding two additional names to the monument.  

 

The Sons of the Utah Pioneers have placed the Early Morgan Pioneer Monument in the Morgan City Park.  In the last two years Charles Sreeve Peterson, George Washington Taggart, Thomas Jefferson Thurston and Sanford Porter have been recognized.  This year we are adding two additional names to the monument.  

March 17, 2012

Bowling: The Morgan Stars had a great time competing in the Snowball Classic Winter Games.  Throughout the Month of January, our athletes had an opportunity to compete in singles, doubles, team, and unified team tournaments.  The athletes won a lot of medals, forged new friendships, and most importantly, had a lot of fun!   We would like to extend a special thanks to all of our parents, families, and especially our amazing Coaches, Keith Orton, Misty Spendlove, and Dennis Peterson.  Thanks to the coaches for donating so much time, talent, skill, and patience.  It was amazing to watch the athletes as they learned new skills and accomplished so much.

March 17, 2012

Morgan’s Relay for Life, “The Magic of Relay” kick-off  will be held Monday, March 12 at Parkside Lanes, 200 East 125 North, from 6-8 p.m.

Morgan’s Relay for Life, “The Magic of Relay” kick-off  will be held Monday, March 12 at Parkside Lanes, 200 East 125 North, from 6-8 p.m.

Bring your team, family, and friends and see what relay is all about. Free bowling and dinner. First 40 people get a free vintage T-shirt.

March 17, 2012

The new Morgan North Front Business Resource Center is in pursuit to open soon, as Hadlock Construction works to bring the new changes to the building. The Business Center is located in the former Val’s Flower building, on State Street. 

The new Morgan North Front Business Resource Center is in pursuit to open soon, as Hadlock Construction works to bring the new changes to the building. The Business Center is located in the former Val’s Flower building, on State Street. 

March 17, 2012

Preparations are under way for the 2012 Morgan County Fair.  This years Fair will run July 26th thru August 4th.  Along with some of the old favorites there will be some new events.  We will be adding a Demolition Derby which will be held Thursday August 2nd.  We have great committee members who are working hard to make this year bigger and better than ever.  

 

March 10, 2012

We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” words of the Preamble which introduce the Constitution. This constitution formed the nation’s government, on September 17,1787. This coming September will be the 225th Anniversary.

February 18, 2012

In recent days many have heard about the “Bomb Plot” at a nearby high school. It was an experience that everyone hopes they will be able to avoid.  I am thankful the district and school administration from that nearby school had policies and procedures in place they could follow. My hat is off to those district and local administrators who dealt with that difficult situation and were able to keep all students safe and parents informed of what was happening.

February 18, 2012

On February 3rd and 4th, nine local Morgan youth wrestlers attended the Utah Folkstyle Super State Tournament held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. These boys wrestled kids from all over the state of Utah in some of the toughest matches of the year. The wrestlers who attended were Ryler Jorgensen, Will Korth, Ryan Sazama, Jarrett Jorgensen, Wyatt Ashby, Wyatt Wheelright, Chase Trussell, Owen Pentz, Andrew Allen, Wyatt Ekblad, Antonio Nava, and Carlitos Nava.

 

February 18, 2012

Bonnie June Davis Malan passed away quietly at her home on Febrary 7, 2012, after a valiant fight with liver cancer.  She was born to Rulon R. and Polly Viola Rhoghaar Davis on June 3, 1931, in Ogden, UT.  Polly passed away three years later, and Bonnie was raised by an aunt and uncle,  Gladys and Reed Wight, in Ogden.  

Bonnie June Davis Malan passed away quietly at her home on Febrary 7, 2012, after a valiant fight with liver cancer.  She was born to Rulon R. and Polly Viola Rhoghaar Davis on June 3, 1931, in Ogden, UT.  Polly passed away three years later, and Bonnie was raised by an aunt and uncle,  Gladys and Reed Wight, in Ogden.  

February 18, 2012

With snowmobile season underway and avalanche conditions high, Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Statewide Coordinator Chris Haller encourages snowmobilers to be aware of and prepared for dangerous conditions.

With snowmobile season underway and avalanche conditions high, Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Statewide Coordinator Chris Haller encourages snowmobilers to be aware of and prepared for dangerous conditions.

February 18, 2012

With snowmobile season underway and avalanche conditions high, Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Statewide Coordinator Chris Haller encourages snowmobilers to be aware of and prepared for dangerous conditions.

With snowmobile season underway and avalanche conditions high, Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Statewide Coordinator Chris Haller encourages snowmobilers to be aware of and prepared for dangerous conditions.

February 18, 2012

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, love seems to be in the air, and the time to spark romance in all relationships couldn’t come at a better time!  We interviewed Colette Malan who is a marriage counselor, psychotherapist, and the only AASECT certified sex therapist in Utah, to share with us new pointers and methods for keeping love alive, for married couples and singles alike!

By Colette Malan (LCSW/ Marriage Counselor/ Psychotherapist/AASECT Certified Sex Therapist)

Compiled by Wendy M. Nelson- The Morgan County News

February 4, 2012

The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association is once again offering free tickets to concerts held at Weber State.  The following is a list of concerts that will be held at Weber State this spring.  Children should be 8 years old or able to sit through a 2 hour concert.  

The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association is once again offering free tickets to concerts held at Weber State.  The following is a list of concerts that will be held at Weber State this spring.  Children should be 8 years old or able to sit through a 2 hour concert.  

February 4, 2012

Dale H. Thurston, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother and everybody’s friend, passed away suddenly of a heart attack while doing what he liked best, herding cattle on his ATV and working on his ranch, Monday January 16, 2012.

Dale H. Thurston, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother and everybody’s friend, passed away suddenly of a heart attack while doing what he liked best, herding cattle on his ATV and working on his ranch, Monday January 16, 2012.

February 4, 2012

Today marked the start of the 2011-12 winter season for Utah’s newest ski resort Eagle Point. The opening signifies that every Utah ski and snowboard resort is open for the season. A fresh blanket of The Greatest Snow on Earth® during the past 24 hours added two to eight inches to resort snow totals. This new snowfall, in addition to the past weekend’s storm cycle, has created wonderful conditions for skiing and snowboarding in Utah.

January 16, 2012

Ford Motor Company’s 2011-2012 commitment includes substantial support of National FFA events, and $1,000 collegiate scholarships for hundreds of FFA members; Ford, with local dealers such as Barber Brothers Ford, has awarded 6,590 scholarships since 1997.

Ford Motor Company’s 2011-2012 commitment includes substantial support of National FFA events, and $1,000 collegiate scholarships for hundreds of FFA members; Ford, with local dealers such as Barber Brothers Ford, has awarded 6,590 scholarships since 1997.

January 16, 2012

Got a Kindle for Christmas?  You can download e-books for free through the Morgan County Library.

Got a Kindle for Christmas?  You can download e-books for free through the Morgan County Library.

In addition, a treasure trove of information awaits you at the Morgan County Library!  One of the many services available through the library is Pioneer: Utah’s Online Library.

January 16, 2012

The Community Development Corporation of Utah are offering a Home Repair Assistance program from the Utah Division of Housing & Community Development. This program is available to people who live in the Morgan County and has a yearly household income at or below 80% from the federal income guidelines. 

The Community Development Corporation of Utah are offering a Home Repair Assistance program from the Utah Division of Housing & Community Development. This program is available to people who live in the Morgan County and has a yearly household income at or below 80% from the federal income guidelines. 

January 16, 2012

To help promote child safety, MetLife of Morgan, in partnership with MetLife Auto & Home® and the National Association of Insurance Women, International (NAIW), are offering parents a unique child seat safety sticker, called TIKE, or “Toddler Information Kept for Emergencies.”

To help promote child safety, MetLife of Morgan, in partnership with MetLife Auto & Home® and the National Association of Insurance Women, International (NAIW), are offering parents a unique child seat safety sticker, called TIKE, or “Toddler Information Kept for Emergencies.”

 

January 16, 2012

In January 1862 An act of the Utah Territorial Legislative Assembly established/defined the boundary of Morgan County.  Morgan County was blessed with an abundance of natural resources.  The acreage also became an essential piece of real estate for services making their route to the west coast.   These included the telegraph, railroad and future utilities that would eventually traverse Weber Canyon.  

December 29, 2011

Mike and Dixie both grew up near Twin Falls, Idaho.  Mike grew up on a farming project near Hazelton (east of Twin Falls), and Dixie grew up on a farm west of Twin Falls.  She graduated from Twin Falls High School and attended BYU Provo and BYU Hawaii. Mike graduated from Valley High School and attended Ricks College and CSI.  They didn’t meet until they were set up on a blind date by Mike’s sister.

December 29, 2011

Families and community members in Morgan County will have an opportunity to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States of America in a unique way in 2012.  Morgan City is sponsoring twelve “Forgotten American Family Night Stories” – one story per month during 2012 – that will be printed on the back of an 8 ½” x 11” patriotic picture representing the story theme of the month.  

 

December 10, 2011

“It’s been great,”said Tracy Kummer, Food Pantry Director with Morgan County Community Services, reflecting on the past two years. She continued, “the support from the community has been wonderful! when the word gets out, the people really dig in there and help.”

 

“It’s been great,”said Tracy Kummer, Food Pantry Director with Morgan County Community Services, reflecting on the past two years. She continued, “the support from the community has been wonderful! when the word gets out, the people really dig in there and help.”

December 10, 2011

We will be having a money tree at The Morgan County News, for a family that recently got in a very bad car wreck going to Evanston Wyoming.   The Rogers family of Hooper were on their way to Evanston Wyoming when they hit black ice and rolled their vehicle down a Ravine. Because they were going hunting the ammunition started exploding on impact of the wreck. Fortunately the family was able to get out without  burns. 

 

December 10, 2011

Snowbasin- UT The OVWSF and Snowbasin are proud to introduce the Snowbasin Freeski Team development program. The program, a partnership between the OVWSF and Snowbasin Snowsports Learning Center, is designed to take skiers into the realm of freeride skiing.  Not only will students hone in on advanced skiing skills, they will also receive training in the terrain park, halfpipe, big mountain skiing, as well as mountain safety.  Gordon Perry OVWSF Director said, “The foundation has had a demand for freeskiing for the past couple of years and with the addition of a new head coach Jake Seipel, he will bring the quality of coaching and guidance people have grown to expect of the OVWSF and Snowbasin.”

 

December 10, 2011

Snowbasin Resort will be starting its 2011.2012 winter season this Thursday November 24th. We will begin the season with 12”+ of new snow since Friday night and with extensive snowmaking Snowbasin will be boasting a base averaging between 18-24 inches on top to bottom runs.

 

Snowbasin Resort will be starting its 2011.2012 winter season this Thursday November 24th. We will begin the season with 12”+ of new snow since Friday night and with extensive snowmaking Snowbasin will be boasting a base averaging between 18-24 inches on top to bottom runs.

December 2, 2011

Morgan City will again be hosting Ol’ Time Christmas on Commercial Street.  There will be activities and fun for all.  There will be a raffle for Sub for Santa.  Tickets can be earned by bringing a new unwrapped toy.  The grand prize is a 42” Zenith Plasma T.V. 

 

December 2, 2011

Louis’ Mexican Restaurant of Morgan will be a huge contributorto an exclusive fund raiser this year for Operation Smile. 

 

Louis’ Mexican Restaurant of Morgan will be a huge contributorto an exclusive fund raiser this year for Operation Smile. 

December 2, 2011

 

Morgan City is once again hosting Christmas on Commercial Street on Saturday, December 3.  Come out and enjoy the fun as a community!  There will be food, fun, and family activities.  There will also be a visit from Jolly Old St. Nick.  See you there!

People may visit the City website for more information and entry forms for the Gingerbread contest, the coloring contest and the Christmas boutique at www.morgancityut.com.

 

December 2, 2011

 

This photo was brought into us by Dick Slate. Can you tell us who they are?

From the Morgan Valley Memories picture submited in the Nov. 11 issue  of the deer hunters,  we had 2 community members share their memories. 

 

This photo was brought into us by Dick Slate. Can you tell us who they are?

December 2, 2011

Doug passed away unexpectedly November 4, 2011 of cardiac and respiratory problems at a hospital in Morelia, Mexico, near the city he called his home, Patzcuaro, Mexico with his sisters by his side.   Anyone that knew Doug knew he was an intelligent, eccentric free spirit who loved to travel and hated to be tied down.  He had friends and acquaintances all over the world and definitely lived life on his own terms.  He moved to Patzcuaro, Mexico about 2 years ago and fell in love with the city, the people and everything about the simple lifestyle he enjoyed there.  He is now flying high, no longer tied to a body that was failing him and surely enjoying new adventures every day.

 

December 2, 2011

Entering Pocket Change in November, you’ll find a few leftover Autumn and Thanksgiving decorations, party supplies and knick-knacks; Christmas colors, decorations, a tree that displays some of the ornaments and items that are so festive, you would think you were in Santa’s workshop. Friendly store clerks that help you find what you need whether its office supplies or something for the kitchen. There is also warm socks, and gloves from time to time. 

 

November 19, 2011

We would like family and friends to join us in a open house to celebrate  Mary Ellen Laughter’s 80th birthday. Remember it’s not the years in our life, but the life in our years.

 

We would like family and friends to join us in a open house to celebrate  Mary Ellen Laughter’s 80th birthday. Remember it’s not the years in our life, but the life in our years.

November 19, 2011

I’ve had a few people give me great ideas for Teen Square. I would like to have more topics or thoughts that you would like to see in future articles.

 

I’ve had a few people give me great ideas for Teen Square. I would like to have more topics or thoughts that you would like to see in future articles.

I would like to get some feedback on a couple of questions I’ve been asked recently.

November 7, 2011

There is so much more that can be said about Como Springs.

In all the published histories of Como, none have included the large fox farm there. It was located on the south part of Como Springs property. Several foxes were purchased by the Heiner’s to start the fox farm. 

There is so much more that can be said about Como Springs.

November 7, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Oct. 23-29, with a total of 132 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Oct. 23-29, with a total of 132 calls:

November 1, 2011

The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will exhibit the recent works of local artist, David W. Jackson of Mt. Green in the Main Gallery, November 4-29. The Carriage House Gallery will feature local artists with an Artist Invitational/Holiday Boutique exhibit through December. An opening reception for the Jackson exhibit and an evening of holiday shopping in the Carriage House Gallery is planned for Friday, November 4, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

November 1, 2011

Flyers are being distributed.... collection boxes placed..... sounds like a food drive, but more specific than the regular food drive. Ryan Millburn’s Eagle Scout Project is to help provide Thanksgiving for some Morgan County families. Ryan is working with Morgan County Food Pantry to accomplish this goal.

 

November 1, 2011

In the 1920’s Leo Carter operated a Texico Service station on the corner of State street and 700 East, in North Morgan. In this station he also stalked some candy items from 1 cent a piece to 5 cents each. At times when you had a penny, nickel or dime, you could find some children visiting Leo’s to buy a treat. There were two gas pumps one with regular gas, and the other with Ethel. 

 

October 25, 2011

Achievement Night recognized both 4-H club members and leaders for their hard work and dedication for 2010-2011 period held on October 6th, at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.

 

Achievement Night recognized both 4-H club members and leaders for their hard work and dedication for 2010-2011 period held on October 6th, at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.

October 25, 2011

The only presence of Dr. K. Earl Ericksen, this year at the Weber State University Alumni Band Reunion would be through photos, music and in the spirit of reminiscing.

 

The only presence of Dr. K. Earl Ericksen, this year at the Weber State University Alumni Band Reunion would be through photos, music and in the spirit of reminiscing.

October 17, 2011

 

Morgan Beta Literary Club

On October 6, 2011, members of the Morgan Beta Literary Club met at the Morgan Senior Center for the Beginning of their 2011/2012 year.  President Joni Despain conducted the meeting, fifteen members were present and three members excused.  Booklets were hand out with assignments for the club year and everyone was reminded to pay their club dues. 

 

Morgan Beta Literary Club

October 17, 2011

 Visit Antelope Island State Park and witness a western roundup from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, October 28 and if necessary, Saturday, October 29.

 

25TH ANNUAL BISON RANGE RIDE AND ROUNDUP

October 17, 2011

Rees Bros, of Morgan, ranked as sixth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Utah having recorded 92 head of Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

 

Rees Bros, of Morgan, ranked as sixth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Utah having recorded 92 head of Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

October 17, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 3rd thru October 8th, with a total of 152 calls:

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 3rd thru October 8th, with a total of 152 calls:

 

Animal Complaint: Milton, Morgan City, Mtn Green;

Assistance: Croydon, (3)Morgan City, Mtn Green;

October 6, 2011

 

Mountain Green has  2 book clubs in the Highlands/Monte Verde area. One club is chaired by Carole McCain and has about 9 ladies attending. They meet monthly on the first Tuesday.  They met this week and discussed The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. The book covers 3 generations.  A young girl is sent to Australia without her parents.  Her grand-daughter researches and discovers her grand-mother’s mysterious past in England.

This month they are reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond--a “Halloween” story set in Puritan times.  For November they are reading The Ladies Number One Detective Agency (the first book in the series) by Alexander McCall.  

One of the ladies presents 3 books each month and the group selects one to read for the coming month.  If you are interested in the joining the group, call Carole.

 

•Book Clubs

 

October 6, 2011

Tom Reinhart an entrepreneurial spirited man, and talented musician living in Morgan, originally moved to Morgan to be close to Snow Basin, but soon found other opportunities to spark his interest.  Reinhart came across the old bank building on Commercial Street and the wheels started turning. He immediately saw the potential of the building in bringing a cultural center to Morgan, where the community could come together in learning new skills; develop talents of music, arts and crafts. This novel is an academy where musicians could come and perform, have jam sessions,  record if they wanted, start up bands could practice and learn stage skills, and produce music and live video, and web development.

 

September 30, 2011

All county Veterans are invited to attend the combined meeting of American Legion Post #67 and VFW Post #6154 for an opportunity provided by these veterans groups to hear from the Executive Director of the Utah Department of  Veterans  Affairs, Terry Schow. 

 

September 3, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011 (07:00 PM)
Non-league game at Wasatch

Morgan Trojans 41, Wasatch Wasps 10

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Morgan Trojans 14 6 14 7 41
Wasatch Wasps 0 7 3 0 10


Friday, September 2, 2011 (07:00 PM)
Non-league game at Wasatch

Morgan Trojans 41, Wasatch Wasps 10

September 1, 2011

Thelma Brooks was born 31 Aug 1913 to William Earl Brooks and Nettie Lavina Crittenden, she had 14 brothers and sisters, all deceased except for Ralph “Gus” Brooks, South Ogden Utah. 

 

September 1, 2011

 Morgan has recently had a taste of cultural with the performance of Annie. The Morgan Community Theatre sang and danced their way into the hearts of all attendees, this past week. 

 

 Morgan has recently had a taste of cultural with the performance of Annie. The Morgan Community Theatre sang and danced their way into the hearts of all attendees, this past week. 

September 1, 2011

 

Utah State University Extension Cache Valley Master Gardeners will host the Utah State Master Gardener Conference Sept. 23 and 24 at the American West Heritage Center, 4089 South Highway 89/91, Wellsville. “Bees, Bugs and a Healthy Garden” is the theme for the 2011 conference where USU horticulture professors and Extension specialists will present an array of horticultural topics.

 

September 1, 2011

 

What an exciting time of year!  Back-to-school is truly one of our favorite events at Morgan Elementary and this fall we are eager to begin a year of many new challenges.  Each August we rededicate ourselves to finding the strategies necessary to continue the tradition of excellence that has made our school so great for so long.  This year we especially welcome our new students and their families as they join our journey.  

Morgan Elementary School’s motto is, “Mountaineers Climbing Higher!” and we hope to embody this slogan through the empowerment and achievement of our students.  

 

September 1, 2011

More than 1,100 anglers took an online Utah fishing survey in May and June.  The responses they provided were heard loud and clear by Division of Wildlife Resources biologists.

 

More than 1,100 anglers took an online Utah fishing survey in May and June.  The responses they provided were heard loud and clear by Division of Wildlife Resources biologists.

September 1, 2011

Construction on Ogden Temple Progresses.

Construction on Ogden Temple Progresses.

September 1, 2011

The heart of genealogy is the evidence that forms our conclusions.  We search for clues of our ancestors among the records of the past.  All of genealogical research focuses on a name, a place, and a time.  Finding that elusive record that contains our ancestor is the key to success.

 

September 1, 2011

The Utah State University Extension Office provides excellent resources to Morgan County.  Through the Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H program, the Agricultural Services Department and the Food Sense Program our community is enriched and educated. The first two services may be familiar to you already, but the last, Food Sense is an up and coming program in the Extension Office. The program is headed by me, Madeline Carrigan, the Nutrition Education Assistant and sponsored and supported by Amanda Horrocks the County 4-H Agent. Food Sense is a program funded by the USDA which aims to assist families in budgeting properly and getting the most nutrition out of what they can afford.  

September 1, 2011

My name is Clyde Criddle. I have very fond memories of Como Springs, in fact very good ones. I worked for the Heiners for a few years mostly as a pin setter in the bowling alley and other jobs as needed. 

 

September 1, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011 (06:35 PM)
Non-league game at South Summitt

Morgan Trojans 37, South Summitt Wildcats 31

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 OT1 Total
Morgan Trojans 7 7 7 10 6 37
South Summitt Wildcats 6 12 13 0 0 31


Friday, August 26, 2011 (06:35 PM)
Non-league game at South Summitt

Morgan Trojans 37, South Summitt Wildcats 31

September 1, 2011

Several months ago the county council changed the body that hears appeals to planning commission and county council decisions.  The county had previously had a board of volunteers that heard the appeals cases.  The council had been struggling to have enough volunteers to keep the appeals board working.  They also had challenges with the appeals board keeping current on the knowledge necessary to make good decisions.  Appeals are rare, and the law and county codes are complex.  Last year the chairman of the appeals board wrote to the council about his concerns relating to the capability of the board to render good decisions.

 

September 1, 2011

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Earl J Banner, age 74, passed peacefully away on Thursday September 1st.   He was born on May 14, 1937 in Declo, Idaho to Clarence LeRoy and Olevia Hymas Banner.  He learned many lessons and skills that carried him through the rest of his life working beside his father and brothers on the family farm.  After graduating from Declo High School he attended University of Idaho before serving a LDS mission to Samoa, where he learned to love the Polynesian people.  He attended Brigham Young University and met his sweetheart, Nyla Wilcock.  They were sealed for eternity on June 14, 1962 in the Salt Lake Temple.  

September 1, 2011
September 1, 2011

 

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

August 21st thru August 27th, with a total of 143 calls:

 

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

September 1, 2011

The family of Grace Johanson would like to extend our deep gratitude to all of our wonderful friends in the community for their love and kindness during our time of loss. Thank you for all of the cards, visits, and food that was brought to our homes. 

 

September 1, 2011

I want to personally thank the crew and cast of “Annie” for an outstanding production.  Each member played an important role in the success of the event.  I especially extend appreciation to the parents and community for their attendance and support.  It is my hope that this is just the beginning of an annual event that brings the schools and citizens together at the beginning of each school year celebrating local talent and raising funds for a worthwhile cause.

 

September 1, 2011

 

Ten years ago when the Morgan School District gave the temporary use of one of its buildings to have a Weber State University  information center in Morgan, no one could foresee the progress the center has made today. Barbara Anderson who has worked at the center from the time of opening, has seen this higher education learning center grow from an information center, to a testing center, to now a place where students can learn by taking classes via video conferencing (IVC).  Through video conferencing students can interact with the course instructor teaching from a distant campus.

 

September 1, 2011

 

Keira and Kate are excited to announce the marriage of their mom, Jamie, to Ben. They were married on Sept. 1, 2011. A lovely garden reception was held at the Blomquist home following the wedding. Jamie is the daughter of Scott and Kathy Rees of Morgan. Ben is the son of Dave and Pam Blomquist of Morgan. Jamie and Ben, Kate and Keira will begin their new family life in Morgan.

 

August 25, 2011

 

Betty Wilkinson of Morgan will celebrate her 80th birthday August 25. She will be honored at a family party and dinner on Saturday, August 27th. 

Betty was born and raised in Morgan to Verde and Gladys Stuart. She married Bert Wilkinson on May 20, 1949. Their marriage was later solemnized in the OgdenTemple.

 

Betty Wilkinson of Morgan will celebrate her 80th birthday August 25. She will be honored at a family party and dinner on Saturday, August 27th. 

August 25, 2011

As school begins each year students are usually filled with excitement and enthusiasm to meet new friends and learn new things.  Just the anticipation of a new class and seeing their old friends provides motivation to come to school during the first few weeks.  Regrettably, after a few weeks some students begin to feel that regular attendance to school is not important.  Sadly, but not usually intentionally, some parents also feel that missing a few days of school is not that important.

 

August 25, 2011

 

There is a new family in town and they’ve only been in Morgan for just over a year.  You probably would have guessed they’ve been here longer with how acquainted they are with the people, the great new friendships they’ve all made, and all the activities this family is involved in.

The Gualcos moved their family to Morgan just over a year ago, on August 13, 2010 from the town of Castleford, Idaho.  The man of the house, that is, Joe, enlisted in the military about two or three years ago at the age of thirty-two.

 

August 25, 2011

1752 is an important year in family history.  It is the year that most of Europe switched their calendars.  The Julian calendar did not coincide perfectly with the earth’s orbit and added eleven minutes each year.  The Gregorian calendar (which we use today) was introduced in 1582, but only a few countries in Europe adopted it.  

 

August 25, 2011

As a former resident of Morgan I very much enjoyed the article in the News about Como Springs.  However, no mention was made of the Sunday band concerts performed by the Morgan High School band.  There used to be a bandstand at the far left-hand corner of the swimming pool and as a youngster I loved watching the band march single file along the edge of the pool to reach the bandstand.  By the time I was a member of the band the bandstand was no longer used for the concerts because the water deadened the sound of the music.  When I was in the band the concerts were played in the center of the park where chairs were set up for us.  Fond memories--not only of the band but of the dances and roller skating!  Also, I was baptized in the indoor swimming pool at Como.

 

August 25, 2011

 

My family moved to Morgan in September 1929.  We lived on what is now Commercial St. – we called it String Street when we lived there.  

Como would open on Memorial day.  However, my sister’s birthday was June 6th so that was the date each year that we would begin our summer swimming.  One of their advertisements was “Swim in water fit to drink”

 

Editors Note:

August 25, 2011

 

Alec Deru, son of Scott and Teresa Deru, has received his mission call to the New Jersey Morristown Mission.  He will speak in the Cottonwood Creek Ward Sacrament Meeting on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 10:50 a.m. at the Highlands Chapel (5378 W. Old Highway Road, Mountain Green, Utah).

 

August 25, 2011

The news has been stirring about a community theater company and its version of the Broadway Musical “Annie” which will be held at the Morgan High School Auditorium, this week August 25th, 26th, 27th and 29th. 

 

August 25, 2011

Raymond Keith Larson passed away peacefully at home on August 24, 2011 after a short battle with cancer.  Keith was born on April 19, 1931 in Morgan Utah to Raymond Parley and Ann Giles Larson. He graduated from Morgan High School, and attended Weber State College and later graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science  and Masters degree in Education. He served in the Northwestern States Mission for the LDS Church.  After his mission he joined the Air Force and served in Japan as an Instrument Panel Instructor for 3 years.  He met his sweetheart and eternal companion, Nora Howard at BYU. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 7, 1960. Together they have 9 children 32 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.  He taught Math and Science at Pleasant Grove High School and was also a counselor. He returned to teaching math at Orem Jr. High.  He served as an ordinance worker in the Mt. Timpanogos temple. Keith and Nora together served in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission for the LDS Church. 

 

August 25, 2011

 

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

August 14th thru August 20th, with a total of 111 calls:

 

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

August 25, 2011
You will be moving along at about 44 feet per second. You then need about 47 feet to bring the vehicle to a safe stop at 30 MPH. This, combined with your reaction time will add about 66 feet to your travel distance, with a total of 114 feet needed before you stop your car- almost double the stopping distance at only 10 MPH over!
August 25, 2011

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the 100th annual Morgan County Fair.  It would not have been possible without all of the people who donated their time to ensure the fair was a success.  I greatly appreciate all the support and dedication of the fairboard members and committees.  They are the reason the fair was so successful.  There are so many people who stepped up and worked non stop to make sure things were done.  A special thanks to our families who spent countless hours helping with whatever needed to be done.  Thanks to the County Council members that volunteered to help through out the fair.  I would also like to thank Rod and his crew for prepping the fairgrounds and maintaining them throughout the fair.  If I missed anyone who helped, I greatly appreciated all you did to make the Morgan County Fair the Best Little Fair in Utah.

 

August 25, 2011

Looks like you’ve packed your bags and are all ready to go on a stress free trip!  Excellent!  It will be worth it.  Now, there’s just one final preparation to make before we leave.  Please do me-and yourself-a favor, unpack your bags.  That’s right; in fact, you can just leave them behind.  They’ll be fine without you.  You won’t need them on this trip.  

 

The Luggage of Life (Part 1) 

August 25, 2011

 

Jayne Smalley and McKay Weaver  are happy to announce their marriage on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in the Bountiful  LDS Temple.  Jayne is the daughter of Scott and Wendy Smalley of Mountain Green,  McKay is the son of Randy and Nina Weaver of Centerville.   The bride and groom are both graduates of Utah State University. In the case of any oversight, all friends and family are invited to attend a celebration that evening at Snow Basin in Earl’s Lodge between 6 :00 and 8:00 pm.  

 

August 21, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011 (06:53 PM)
Non-league game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 30, Maple Mountain Golden Eagles 27

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Maple Mountain Golden Eagles 7 3 10 7 27
Morgan Trojans 0 20 0 10 30

Click to see more stats


Friday, August 19, 2011 (06:53 PM)
Non-league game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 30, Maple Mountain Golden Eagles 27

August 18, 2011

The Morgan High School Varsity Football Players hosted their annual Football Dinner and Cake Auction Thursday August 11th.  There was a huge turnout for the football fundraiser with over 800+  meal tickets sold for the delectable meal served by the honorable Morgan High Trojan Varsity Football players. The Morgan High Drill Team and Cheerleaders entertained the crowd and brought pep and precision dancing for the upcoming football season.  

 

August 18, 2011

The 100th Anniversary of the Morgan County Fair was a successful one for the 4-H program. With over 180 fair exhibit entries, 171 4-H Livestock animals sold, two nights of Horse 4-H, the 4-H Teen Council face painting booth, and the Morgan 4-H Robotics club booth, the Morgan County 4-Hers stayed busy!

 

August 18, 2011

 

Heard YOU were turning 60!!!!! Can’t believe it is true! Happy Birthday anyway!

 

Heard YOU were turning 60!!!!! Can’t believe it is true! Happy Birthday anyway!

August 18, 2011

The Morgan Valley has been carpeted with lush green for most of the summer and the hills and valleys continue to clothe in the colors of summer.  It’s hard to imagine that school will be back in session next week!  Following are some random thoughts about the upcoming year and what we can expect to see as the year progresses.

 

August 18, 2011

Tara Hammer is an outstanding member of our community, dedicated to serving others.  She is the kind of person everyone wants in their organization because she is willing and able to make extraordinary things happen, give credit to others, and bring happiness to whatever task is at hand.  

 

August 18, 2011

The Morgan Education Foundation is making a final push to fund the new Trojan Century Center.  They are beginning a two-week campaign to reach out to the residents of the county and alumni of Morgan High School.  The foundation believes that there are many that benefited from an excellent education in Morgan that will want to support the Trojan Center, particularly on the hundredth anniversary of the High School.  The campaign will last two weeks and is targeting to raise $100,000.  This should bring the foundation to the necessary funding for the facility to be completed. “Our goal is to reach out to individual, to alumni, to families… and ask for a commitment of $1,000, “ said Kelly Wright Morgan Education Foundation president.  He continued, “[It is] great opportunity to share in helping to build this facility, not just a mediocre facility, but a facility… that has a classrooms to teach, that has the equipment…everything that would make this first class.”

 

August 18, 2011

Located just east of the Ogden temple is the Ogden FamilySearch Library.  With the exception of the FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake, the Ogden library is the busiest in the world serving more than 45,000 patrons annually.  There are more than 140 computer stations in the facility as well as large training rooms.  The center has more than 300 staff who help patrons find their ancestors as well as an extensive film collection.

 

August 18, 2011

The Utah Department of Transportation is in process up upgrading the surface of Interstate 84.  The project will continue until this fall.  During the construction one lane of traffic in each direction will remain open.  

 

August 18, 2011

We were all so excited - we couldn’t wait to see just how fun this one would be.

 

We were all so excited - we couldn’t wait to see just how fun this one would be.

August 18, 2011

 

Elder Justin Matthew Heiner has been called to serve in the Washington Tacoma mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will be speaking at the Porterville Meetinghouse (2700 S. Morgan Valley Drive) on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 10am.

 

August 18, 2011

 

Welcome home Elder Miner!

Elder Miner served in the Chili Osorno mission. He will be speaking this Sunday at 11am in the Rock Church.

 

Welcome home Elder Miner!

August 18, 2011

 

Elder Timothy Philip Spjut will return from serving in the California Riverside mission on August 23rd. He will speak in the Morgan 1st Ward Sept. 11 at 11am.

 

Elder Timothy Philip Spjut will return from serving in the California Riverside mission on August 23rd. He will speak in the Morgan 1st Ward Sept. 11 at 11am.

August 18, 2011

Morgan High School has been doing a 2 week Theatre Camp every summer for numerous years.  This year it was decided to start the Morgan Community Theatre under the Direction of Mr. Adam Slee.  There were Open Auditions on July 8th for everyone in Morgan County.  The auditions were a huge success. There is a lot of talent  in Morgan.  Theatre camp has been held for the last 2 weeks for all the children involved in the play from the ages of 5 to 14 with younger children coming at a later date.  These Children have been wonderful and mastered all of the songs and choreography in just 4 days.  In the evenings we have been having rehearsals for the adult characters and a couple of the main youth characters.  The all community cast Performance of “Annie” will be opening Thursday August 25th at 7pm at the Morgan High School Auditorium, and running for 4 nights (August 25th (Thursday), 26th(Friday), 27th(Saturday), and 29th(Monday).  The proceeds of Annie will be going to the Morgan School District Special Education Department.   

 

August 18, 2011

What brings people together?  It is typically an event centered on competition, or celebration, or charity, or remembering, or accomplishment.   American Cancer Society Relay for Life is one event that touches on all of these appeals to bring communities, families and individuals together.   Relay for Life is now in its 10th year in Morgan, and has earned its place on many people’s calendar as a tradition for many reasons.  

 

August 18, 2011

Although some events scheduled at the arena during the fair were a little muddy, the participants in final regular season 4-H horse show could not have enjoyed more favorable conditions.  The show was held as a two day event starting on Thursday July 28th at 6:00 pm with the Written Test, Showmanship, Western Equitation and Bareback Equitation.  Friday night events included Barrels, Poles and the Scurry Race.   We have seen so much improvement in many of our 4-H exhibitors during the year and hope they had a fun time with their projects over the summer.

 

August 18, 2011

Each year the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation “Ride for Kids” culminates at the Morgan City Riverside Park.  Some of the children are allowed to make the trip from Salt Lake City to Morgan on the back of a motorcycle or in a motorcycle side car.  Throughout the year, motorcycle groups from Nevada and Utah collect donations for pediatric brain tumor research.   This year the groups raised over $35,000.  

 

August 18, 2011

 

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

August 7th thru August 13th, with a total of 142 calls:

 

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

August 17, 2011

Grace Lythgoe Johanson, 83, returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father Thursday, August 11, 2011 at her home in Morgan, Utah.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rock Church, 10 West Young Street, with Bishop McClellan officiating.  Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan Wednesday, Aug 17 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:45-10:45 at the Rock Church.

Interment, South Morgan Cemetery.

Grace Lythgoe Johanson, 83, returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father Thursday, August 11, 2011 at her home in Morgan, Utah.

August 15, 2011

 

Como Springs was named after a lake in Northern Italy, nestled under the foot of the Alps called Como Italy.

The springs are of volcanic origin and have been in existence for ages. During the early settlement of Morgan in the 1860’s, the river would overflow and wash around into the springs, . This formed a gutter which retained the water, forming a pool or a lake, which was the beginning of Como Lake. The warm water lake provided a great fishing hole in the early days of Morgan’s settlement.

 

 

August 15, 2011

Round Valley – The Third Annual Morgan Education Golf Tournament was held on August 2, 2011 at the Round Valley Golf Course.  According to Foundation officials it was a well-supported activity that grossed over $7,500 for the group.

 

August 15, 2011

The school board approved a trial program for breakfast at Morgan Elementary.  “Hungry kids don’t learn,” said principal Tim Wolff in support of the program.  He reported that a citizen group voted, in a split decision, that the district should not provide breakfast.  They felt that this was the parent’s responsibility.  There were also members of the citizen’s group who felt that the success of the program could not be easily measured and that there were other ways to accomplish the goal than expending government money.  The school board disagreed and determined that a test program at Morgan Elementary should be instituted.  The response to this program will determine whether it should be expanded to other schools.  Principle Wolff also told the board that no additional staff would be needed to administer the program.  The district intends that the program will be fully paid for from federal funding.

 

August 15, 2011

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Morgan High School.  The past century has presented many educational challenges that the students, staff, and stakeholders of Morgan have overcome throughout the years.  Our era is no different.  We will begin this school year with several challenges including new construction, a new core curriculum, accreditation review, budget crunches, and possible unforeseen issues.  However, our struggles make us stronger.  I also believe that we have a talented and creative staff and an amazing community support system that will help us meet these challenges head on.  Having said that, “There is no excellence uncoupled with difficulties.”  In order to excel beyond our forefathers’ traditions of excellence, we will unite to overcome any difficulties that come our way.  

 

August 15, 2011

 

Sawyer Wagner, son of Kyle and Cynthia Wagner, has completed his journey from Tiger Cub, earning his Arrow of Light, to Eagle with the Boy Scouts of America. His Eagle project consisted of building a commons area in the neighborhood of Quail Hollow. This project includes a fire pit, three tier picnic area, underground sprinklers, and sod. With earning his Eagle Sawyer joins his older brothers, Tanner and Trent, in this elite rank.

 

August 15, 2011

There are those who say that it takes a village to raise a child.  I don’t know if that is true, but I do know that sometimes it takes a village to find an ancestor.  Last week’s topic was whole family research.  There is a technique that is often useful that is more extensive than whole family research.  It is village research.  

 

August 15, 2011

Morgan – Morgan Education Foundation leaders report the group has surpassed the $400,000 mark in fundraising activities for the Trojan Century Center.  The bulk of the donations have come from local sources ranging from $50 to $200,000 cash gifts and in-kind work and services.

 

August 15, 2011

It’s six-thirty a.m. and the temperature outside is 10 degrees.  The bus should be arriving at the stop in ten minutes to pick up the kids, but its one of those mornings when it is likely to be late and one of those mornings inclined to result in frostbite while the kids walk to the bus stop and wait there.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could know when the bus was going to be at the stop?

 

August 15, 2011

 

Biologist Paul Thompson recently caught this nice brown on the Weber River--It was 22 inches and weighed four pounds! Paul says he can’t recall in recent memory the browns being in this great of condition in mid summer.

 

August 15, 2011

The Morgan County Historical Society has been working in cooperation with Adam Christensen to write and publish the History of Como Springs Resort.  Adam wrote his college thesis on this topic.  

 

August 15, 2011

 

Rookie

Jameson Burraston

 

Rookie

Jameson Burraston

August 15, 2011

The National FFA Organization awarded a $ 1,000.00 Cargill Community scholarship to Ethan Porter of MORGAN HS FFA. Cargill Community Scholarship Program, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, sponsors the scholarship. Ethan plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Weber State University (UT). This scholarship is one of 1,521 awarded through the National FFA Scholarship Program this year.

 

August 15, 2011

At school board meeting on Tuesday the board approved increased tax rates for the district.  The increase in rates is primarily to address three issues:

 

At school board meeting on Tuesday the board approved increased tax rates for the district.  The increase in rates is primarily to address three issues:

August 15, 2011

Dennis Harley Randall passed away on August 3, 2011 in Salt Lake City of kidney disease. He was born Oct. 6, 1940 in Ogden, Utah to Alma Fernelius and Lena Marie Pyrah Randall.

 

Dennis Harley Randall passed away on August 3, 2011 in Salt Lake City of kidney disease. He was born Oct. 6, 1940 in Ogden, Utah to Alma Fernelius and Lena Marie Pyrah Randall.

August 15, 2011

Toquerville, Utah – Terry Browning Lichfield, age 53, passed away due to complications from rheumatic fever. Terry returned to heaven to rejoice with his father and two brothers, his horse Star, and his favorite black lab Lady. Terry was born December 22, 1957 in Logan, Utah to Walter Curtis Lichfield and Wilma Browning Lichfield. 

 

August 15, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 31st thru August 6th, with a total of 202 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 31st thru August 6th, with a total of 202 calls:

August 15, 2011

EVERYONE gets stressed.  Most of us feel the calloused caress of stress before we even get out of bed in the morning!  It’s as if anxiety was waiting patiently for us before we even woke up; if we got any sleep at all! We didn’t even have time to eat breakfast, or even think about it. Before we even put the key in the ignition or punched the time clock we’re already drained from feeling the familiar cycle of cynicism ready to curse and reverse any attempt to be successful that day.  

 

August 15, 2011

 

Elizabeth Stauder and Laura Deru hold their first place awards for their respective age groups in the Morgan Valley Marathon in the above photo. Stauder took first in the women’s 15-19 year old, and Deru won first in the women’s 14 and under age group.  Between the two of them, they now have five first place trophies out of five half marathons run. They will be sophomores this year at Morgan High, and are on the soccer and track teams.  Congratulations again to these two great athletes.

 

August 15, 2011

Bar W Travel Inc. has been serving Morgan the travel industry for 15 years.  This week’s article is on Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  August is a simmering hot month in Utah, but the cooler elevations of Wyoming can offer a reprieve from the heat.  August is a busy time in Jackson Hole and rooms can be scarce and difficult to find if prior reservations have not been secured.  For last minute bookings, we have secured hotel rooms for clients in Driggs, Idaho, a short 30 minute scenic drive from Jackson Hole.  By doing this, there is increased availability and also a large savings on room rates compared to Jackson Hole.  Driggs is central to Yellowstone, Jenny Lake, the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole.  

 

August 15, 2011

Landon Peterson and Aubrey Bitter announce their marriage on Saturday August 20, 2011 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.   Landon is the son of Daren and Sheri Peterson of Peterson, Utah.  He graduated from Morgan High School in 2006.  He served a mission in Everett, Washington and is currently attending Weber State University.

 

August 15, 2011

 

Kelsey Donaldson, daughter of Dave and Liz Donaldson of Morgan will marry Colby Townsend son of Kevin and Jane Townsend of Bountiful on Saturday August 13th in the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple. A reception will be held in their honor on Friday, August 19th  from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Farmington Community Arts Center at 120 S. Main Street. In case of an oversight please join us that evening to celebrate with the happy couple.  After a honeymoon trip to Oregon, Kelsey and Colby will reside in Ogden.

 

August 15, 2011

Nicole Jalipa and Zac Cardon announce their marriage on Friday, August 19, 2011 in the Manti LDS Temple. Nicole Eve is the daughter of Barry and Joan Dick of Fort Worth, Texas. The bride is a 2009 graduate of the Academy of American Studies in New York City. She is attending Brigham Young University pursuing a degree in Public Health.

 

August 15, 2011

 

Kathy Caton and Lane and Robyn Pentz are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Stephany Kae to Ryan Jorgensen Crossley son of Shaun and Brenda Crossley on Friday, August 12, 2011 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. All are invited to attend a reception in their honor at the Timbermine Restaurant at 1701 Park Boulevard in Ogden, UT from 7-9pm.

 

August 15, 2011

KasSandra Chanel Thurston and Tanner Jacob Cox will be married for time and all eternity in the Bountiful LDS Temple on Saturday, August 13th. A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the home of the bride’s parents, Kevin and Tracy Thurston, 1295 W. Island Rd. Morgan, UT. All well wishers are invited to please join them in case of an oversight.

 

August 4, 2011
July 28, 2011

 

Twenty one year old Daniel Butler from Durrant, Oklahoma has always cared for the safety and well being of others and had a great interest in how animals can help save people’s lives.  This interest came at a very young age when he and his family were driving down a country road in Oklahoma and noticed an elderly lady walking out on a dirt path in the middle of nowhere, looking a little disoriented.  They asked her where she was going, and she told them that she was walking to Walmart. There was not a Walmart anywhere for miles. They returned her back home to her grateful husband.  

It was shortly after this incident Daniel was watching COPS on television and a similar story came on about an elderly person with dementia  who had been lost. They used a canine unit to help find the person. This began turning the wheels for Daniel and caused him to wonder how he could become involved working with dogs to help find lost people on land or water. 

 

July 28, 2011

“Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health… [blending] red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive.”

 

July 19, 2011

 

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

July 3rd thru July 9th, with a total of 144 calls:

 

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

July 7, 2011

 

-MORGAN- John Paul Swanger- beloved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away June 29, 2011 at his home in Morgan, Utah.

He was born May 17, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Arthur John and Merle Blackburn Swanger. He graduated from South High School. After some vocational training he went to work at Hill Air Force Base where he was employed for over 36 years.

 

-MORGAN- John Paul Swanger- beloved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away June 29, 2011 at his home in Morgan, Utah.

June 23, 2011

 

The children of Bill and Kathleen are pleased to announce the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. They were sealed for eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on June 14th, 1961. Their legacy now includes: ten children, 35 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Family and friends of the couple will celebrate this milestone on June 25th at the Rock Church from 3-5 p.m. Those who know and love them are welcome to drop by.

 

June 23, 2011

Bob and Karel Mae Dickson will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month. They were married June 30, 1961 in Morgan Utah.  Both Bob and Karel Mae were born and raised in Morgan. They started their family here then moved in 1970 to Vernal, Utah where they still reside.  

 

June 23, 2011

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

 

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

June 23, 2011

BrightSolid is a British company that is beginning to become a serious player in the online genealogical community.  They are owned by DC Thompson, a private British company who has been in the publishing industry for many years.  They entered the world of online family history with Scotland’s People.  Scotland’s People is the best online site for Scottish research.  They have great indexes and images to help with Scottish family history work.

 

June 23, 2011

 

Several waters in Utah should provide good fishing when the July 4th weekend rolls around.

As the weekend gets closer, you can stay updated on where fishing is the best by reading the Division of Wildlife Resources’ weekly fishing report.  The report is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots.

You can also receive the free reports via email by subscribing to them at www.wildlife.utah.gov/e-lists/subscribe.php.  

 

Several waters in Utah should provide good fishing when the July 4th weekend rolls around.

June 23, 2011

 

Elder Chase Richard Peterson son of Richard L. and JaNae Peterson of Morgan, has returned from the Jamaica, Kingston mission.  

 

Elder Chase Richard Peterson son of Richard L. and JaNae Peterson of Morgan, has returned from the Jamaica, Kingston mission.  

June 23, 2011

 

Elder Jeremy Shaw has returned with honor from the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission.  He is the son of Bryan and Deanna Shaw.  He will be speaking in the Milton Ward on Sunday June 26th at 10:50 a.m.

 

June 23, 2011

The 2011 Morgala Days Queen is Kacee Waldron,daughter of Rex and Suzi Waldron. Kacee follows a long legacy of Morgala Days Royalty including her mom, aunts, and cousins. She expressed a special thank you to her parents, family, and friends for all the support. Kacee also received the Personality and Appearance prize.

 

June 23, 2011

 

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

June 12th thru June 18th, with a total of 142 calls:

 

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

June 23, 2011

Stan and Jacie Woody are excited to announce the marriage of their son, Parker Warner Woody to Kristen Lynn Bikhazi, daughter of Ghassan and Cristi Bikhazi of New Mexico.

 

Stan and Jacie Woody are excited to announce the marriage of their son, Parker Warner Woody to Kristen Lynn Bikhazi, daughter of Ghassan and Cristi Bikhazi of New Mexico.

June 16, 2011

Money is a subject we all have to deal with. Some of the 4-H members learned that money is no small topic at the Money Day Camp, on June 8th. They learned, through various activities, where to keep their money, how to save their money, and how to spend their money. Throughout the day, these 4-Hers (6th to 8th graders) had to be aware of their choices in saving and spending money.

 

June 16, 2011

 

Summer 4-H will be in the parks, at the courthouse, and the fairgrounds.

 The Morgan County Parks that will be hosting “4-H in the Park” include: Riverside, Mountain Green Bowery, Croydon, Milton and Porterville. The activities will be Wednesdays, June 22, 29, July 6, and 13, from 9 am to 10 am. Those ages 8 or older (those 3-7 yrs may attend if accompanied by an adult) are free to participate and no registration required. Activities will include crafts, games, patriotic activities and more.

“4-H is often for the youth, these activities encourage families to come participate together,” said Amanda Horrocks, Morgan County USU Extension Agent.

 

 

June 16, 2011

 

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

Mitch Albom 

The valley of Morgan is alive with the rebirth that accompanies late spring and early summer.  Copious amounts of snow and rain have left behind a lush carpet of foliage and flora for all of us to enjoy.  Visitors to the valley are taken back by its beauty and majestic mountains.

 

June 16, 2011

 

Public Hearing – Final Adoption of Budget

The city water rate is currently based on a 12,000 gallon monthly minimum.  The current rate is $2.00 per 1,000 for the first 12,000 gallons.  The council approved an increase in the rate to $2.25 for the first 12,000.  That is approximately an 11% increase.  For usage over 12,000 gallons per month the current rate is $3.00 per thousand.  This rate will now increase to $3.25.  The council estimates that this will generate an additional $50,000 in revenue per year.  The city plans to use these additional funds for capital improvement projects that will be needed in the next few years.  The city is planning improvements to 700 East and other projects that will need water system updates to be a part of the total package of improvements.  They new water rates will be effective July 1.

The council could not finalize the approval of tax rates.   The county has not yet provided the numbers.  The council continued that portion of the public hearing until the county provides the new rates.

 

Public Hearing – Final Adoption of Budget

June 16, 2011

ch year thousands of international students arrive in the United States to participate in a high school foreign exchange programs dedicated to helping people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. These young ambassadors will spend 5-10 months with American families and attend local high schools throughout the country. 

 

June 16, 2011

 

Obituaries are a wonderful source of information on ancestors.  The following is quoted from the FamilySearch wiki on obituaries:

An obituary is a good source for information about a person. It gives the name of the deceased and the death or burial date. It may also contain information such as the birth date, marriage date, names of parents and spouse, children, occupation, education, and the location of living family members at the time the obituary was written. Obituaries are usually printed in a newspaper or in a local history.

The following suggestions can help you locate obituaries online:

 

Obituaries are a wonderful source of information on ancestors.  The following is quoted from the FamilySearch wiki on obituaries:

June 16, 2011

 

Obituaries are a wonderful source of information on ancestors.  The following is quoted from the FamilySearch wiki on obituaries:

An obituary is a good source for information about a person. It gives the name of the deceased and the death or burial date. It may also contain information such as the birth date, marriage date, names of parents and spouse, children, occupation, education, and the location of living family members at the time the obituary was written. Obituaries are usually printed in a newspaper or in a local history.

The following suggestions can help you locate obituaries online:

 

Obituaries are a wonderful source of information on ancestors.  The following is quoted from the FamilySearch wiki on obituaries:

June 16, 2011

 

Salt Lake City -- Four white, fluffy peregrine falcon eyases (newly born falcons) are enjoying their first days of life in a nest box on the northeast corner of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

The building is just west of State Street, between South Temple and North Temple streets.

Bob Walters is excited that Salt Lake City’s famous falcon pair successfully hatched four chicks this year.  “I’m way pleased that the famous falcon pair are proud parents once again,” says Walters, Watchable Wildlife coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.

 

June 16, 2011

Salt Lake City – In response to a Weber County request, at 4 p.m. today Governor Gary R. Herbert authorized an additional $200,000 in emergency funding to further combat local flooding. Funds are to assist with the construction of a temporary access road, as well as a giant crane, trucks and steel posts, which the crane will drive into the ground, creating a metal curtain to reinforce the levee and keep the Weber River in its banks.

 

June 16, 2011

Commencement of construction on the highly anticipated Trojan Century Center was celebrated Tuesday afternoon by members of the school district and individuals from the construction firm. Joey Skinner, president of the School Board, kicked off the ceremony by thanking all those who donated their time and money to make this project a reality. He shared his thoughts, expressing, “It’s humbling to see the type of community we live in. Everyone feels the benefit of these things for our children.”  Members of the Morgan Board of Education then broke ground on the new facility. Each grasped a golden shovel and turned the first mounds of earth to mark the beginning of this long awaited undertaking.

 

June 16, 2011

 

Dear Editor,

…and readers.  This is in response to “The Biker” letter in your 6-10-11 issue.  The letter was written to “you”, which, barring further clarification, includes everyone besides the writer, including me.  “I”, and “you”, are found guilty of a lot of indecent, unthoughtful, vile things, culminating finally in cutting the biker off and killing him.  Now I’m definitely not perfect, but I’m not all those bad things, and I’ve certainly never harmed or killed a biker.  I feel like I, and the vast majority of the “you”, have been accused, found guilty, and sentenced, without ever being known, heard, or having a fair trial. 

 

Dear Editor,

June 16, 2011

 

The Miss Morgan Queen Contest was held Thursday, June 9th @ Graceland Equestrian Center.  There were some excellent candidates competing for the title and many spectators showing support.  In the end, the following were crowned: Queen – Kacie Chappell, 1st Attendant – Sam Peterson, 2nd Attendant – Olivia Anderson (from left to right)!  Every contestant walked away with over $200 in prizes! This contest would not have been a success without the following sponsors: Graceland Equestrian Center, IFA on 12th street, Morgan County Newspaper, Connie Nance, Karen’s Kreations, Risin Star Farm (Katrina Pearce), Andi B’s Jewelry, Staci Andrews Schlack, Diane Dickson, Ron’s Fix It Shop (Gwen Robison) & Kristin Kariger. This contest was put on by Danell Sorensen & Nancy Ford.  We would like to thank the community for their support and all the girls for their hard work and dedication.  They will represent Morgan County proudly for 2011. 

 

June 16, 2011

 

Elder Broc Galbraith Warner son of Wade and Jodee Warner of the Cottonwood Creek Ward, Mtn. Green will serve in the Kentucky, Louisville Spanish speaking mission.  He entered the Missionary Training  Center on June 15, 2011.

 

June 16, 2011

 

Elder Jaden Lee Mecham, son of Rod and Nicole Mecham has been called to serve in the Peru, Trujillo Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will speak at the Milton Church on Sunday, June 19th at 10:50. He enters the MTC on June 22nd.

 

June 16, 2011

 

The following is the 8th part in a series of “The History of baseball in Morgan County”. Most of the information is taken from a book by Paul Stewart called “Baseball in Morgan County: The Early years”.

On September 6th, 1946 a Championship game was held in Morgan county between South Morgan and Richville. The game was played at the county fair grounds before a full house. In 1946 there were not any floodlights for the field so the length of the game was at the mercy of the sun. With the first pitch at 2:30 in the afternoon, there was little chance of running out of daylight. This game was the exception.

 

June 16, 2011

 

The Morgan Valley Marathon is only six weeks away.  Hopefully you have been preparing and anticipating this great event!  It’s not too late if you still want to participate.  If you’ve been training for the marathon you should plan your longest run, which should be about 18 to 20 miles, about 4 weeks prior to the marathon.  Half marathoners, your longest run should be about 10 miles.  For those who would still be interested in participating, there is still plenty of time to train for the 5K.  If you and your family are interested in running  in the 5K, we are offering affordable 5K  discount plans.  Sign up forms for the 5K plans are at Jubilee, Goldenwest Credit Union at the Morgan County Library.  For those who have not yet registered, the prices have gone up for the races but we are offering a resident discount that will give you $15 off of the registration fee.  When registering enter the code:  MORGAN  to receive the discount.  You can register through the mail to avoid the extra processing fee, if interested contact Kim Turner at turnerek@msn.com.  

We would love the community to be involved in one way or another to showcase our beautiful valley and all it has to offer.  If running is not your thing, please consider being a volunteer.  We would love to have you involved.  To sign up to be a volunteer, go online at: 

www.morganvalleymarathon.com. 

 

June 16, 2011

 

Day 1 -  Invest in a Good Pair of Shoes

You’ll run 3 days this week, starting tomorrow. Every week you’ll add half a mile to your runs, building up to 4 miles before race day. Make sure you have a reliable pair of shoes. 

 

Day 1 -  Invest in a Good Pair of Shoes

June 16, 2011

 

Ronald Butters Giles passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on June 10 2011.

He was born March 30 1935 in Milton, Morgan Utah to Loyal Albert Giles and Sarah Marie Butters Giles.  He was the 6th child and last of the children. He had three brothers, Bert Giles, Clyde Giles, Ross Giles and  two sisters, Faye Smith and Margret Robinson all deceased.

 

Ronald Butters Giles passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on June 10 2011.

June 16, 2011

After much anticipation the playground equipment at Riverside Park is ready for play!  The city held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the occasion.  Mayor Egbert thanked those who had participated in making the new equipment possible.  He gave particular thanks to Holcim who donated the cement and the labor for the sidewalks around the playground area.  The mayor also thanked the city workers who maintain the parks for their fine work.  The mayor invited David Whitear and Brianne Moore, two seasonal city employees who help with the parks, to cut the ribbon to the new playground.  Surrounded by children, the two cut the ribbon to a roar of applause from those attending.

 

June 16, 2011

 

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

June 5th thru June 11th, with a total of 158 calls:

 

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

June 16, 2011

 

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

June 5th thru June 11th, with a total of 158 calls:

 

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

June 16, 2011

 

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

June 5th thru June 11th, with a total of 158 calls:

 

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

June 16, 2011

Chet and Joan Adams are pleased to announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter, Jennie Rae to Ryan Kenneth Barton. Ryan is the son of Ken and Barbara Barton and Kathi and John Gumpper of Salt Lake.

 

June 16, 2011

Kirby and Cindy Jensen are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Courtney to Bryant Inkley, son of Keven & Luann Inkley of West Jordan. They will be married Saturday, June 18, 2011 in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. All friends and family are invited to a reception held in their honor that night from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Jensen Residence.

 

June 10, 2011

Bruce and Carol Tonks of Morgan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  Family and friends are invited to attend an open house in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. June 11, 2011 in the Morgan Stake Center on 355 North 700 East in Morgan.

 

June 10, 2011

Maye Tonks Francis celebrated her 89th Birthday on May 30th. She enjoyed a special night out with her children having dinner at the Sizzler. On June 5th a celebration was held at the City Park, where a family picnic was held with her four children, eight grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. Good food was enjoyed and lots of family pictures were taken.

 

June 10, 2011

 

Vada Smith Brimley was born June 10th 1931 in Morgan, Utah.  She was born to Ines Morris and Arnold Hyrum Smith.  She married Robert (Chub) Fry Brimley on September 15th , 1951.  Vada has four children, Ernie and (Janet) Brimley, Diane Brimley Stockton, Linda and (Kevin) Beckstrom, Kyle and (Lisa) Brimley.  She is also blessed with 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Vada is a wonderful mother and grandmother.  She likes to cook for her family and enjoys working in her yard.  Vada’s heart resides in Morgan and is an active member in her community.  We Love You and wish you a Very Happy 80th  Birthday.

 

June 10, 2011

It was a beautiful, sunny day at the airport as the day began with a pancake breakfast.  The theme was World War II.  There were vehicles and displays of aircraft on hand with many interesting items for both children and adults.  There was also anticipation in the air for the guests who would soon arrive.  Once breakfast was complete there was a flag ceremony conducted by the American Legion.

 

June 10, 2011

 

Salt Lake City, May 25, 2011 – Utah residents who donate blood with the American Red Cross in June will be eligible to enter a drawing to win Stadium of Fire tickets and dinner in an Orem restaurant.

 JaLae Thompson, donor recruitment manager for the Red Cross in Utah, explained: “Collecting blood is challenging during the summer,” she said, “especially around the holidays.  People are busy vacationing and celebrating and forget that there is a constant need for blood in Utah’s hospitals.”

 

June 10, 2011

 

Garrett Porter is excited to announce the birth of his little sister, Kierra Misty Porter on May 3, 2011.  Kierra weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and 19 inches long.  Proud parents are Bronc and Misty Porter of Coalville.

Her grandparents are Wayne and Dena Judd of Coalville and Gary and Lugene Porter of Morgan.

 

June 10, 2011

This time of year tends to be an emotional rollercoaster at the school district.  We have teachers who have worked in our community for decades that have now made the decision to spend more time with families, visiting grandkids or just go fishing and such, others are being welcomed into a new career and a new community as they sign up to work for the district.  

 

June 10, 2011

Probably one of the best resources for knowing about your family, and often the least used, is your living family.  Family members don’t always have all of the genealogical information about ancestors, but what they know can help to validate or disprove theories.  Information from family members can also add color and life to ancestors and give a personal connection that, if recorded and shared, can help reveal ancestors as real individuals with real lives.

 

June 10, 2011

Probably one of the best resources for knowing about your family, and often the least used, is your living family.  Family members don’t always have all of the genealogical information about ancestors, but what they know can help to validate or disprove theories.  Information from family members can also add color and life to ancestors and give a personal connection that, if recorded and shared, can help reveal ancestors as real individuals with real lives.

 

June 10, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY—June 6, 2011: Goldenwest Credit Union was named the winner in the credit union category for the 2011 Utah Best of State Award. This is the fourth consecutive year Goldenwest has been honored with the medal in the credit union category. The Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in a vast array of industry sectors including business, entertainment, education, hospitality, retail, technology, and sports. More than 200 specific category winners have been acknowledged in this program that is dedicated to recognizing and promoting outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Utah.

 

June 10, 2011

 

Four Months, Four Degrees, One Family

The last four months have been eventful for the Eldon and Lanette Jensen family of Enterprise.  Four family members graduated from college.

 

Four Months, Four Degrees, One Family

June 10, 2011

The 56th Annual Morgan County Jr. Livestock Show was held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. 230 4-H and FFA exhibitors from Morgan County and several other counties in Utah and Wyoming showed steers, hogs and lambs.

 

June 10, 2011

 

I saw you; hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.

You didn’t see me; put an extra $10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.

I saw you; pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk.

You didn’t see me; playing Santa at the local mall.

I saw you; change your mind about going into the restaurant.

You didn’t see me; attending a meeting to raise more money for the hurricane relief.

I saw you; roll up your window and shake your head when I rode by

You didn’t see me; driving behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

I saw you; frown at me when I smiled at your children. You didn’t see me; when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

I saw you; stare at my long hair. You didn’t see me; and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

I saw you; roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves. You didn’t see me; and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those that had none.

I saw you; look in fright at my tattoos.

You didn’t see me; cry as my children were born and having their name tattooed on my skin and in my heart.

I saw you; change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.

You didn’t see me; going home to be with my family.

I saw you; complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.

You didn’t see me; when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

I saw you; yelling at your kids in the car.

You didn’t see me; pat my child’s hands knowing he was safe behind me.

I saw you; reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road.

You didn’t see me; squeeze my wife’s leg when she told me to take the next turn.

I saw you; race down the road in the rain.

You didn’t see me; get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

I saw you; run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.

You didn’t see me; trying to turn right.

I saw you; cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.

You didn’t see me; leave the road.

I saw you; waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.

You didn’t see me; I wasn’t there.

I saw you go home to your family.

You didn’t see me, because I died that day you cut me off.

To you I was just a biker, not a person with a family and friends.

You didn’t see me; and now they will never see me again.

Even if you don’t like us, respect our rights to ride what we choose and take a few extra seconds to be sure we are not in “your” way.

 

Neil Kilbourn

 

I saw you; hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.

June 10, 2011

Even with all the flooding, regular service projects, and with a danger from a equine herpes, the preparation for Morgala Days continues and is anticipated by the Morgan Lions Club.  Morgala Days is the most significant fund raiser for the Lions club who provides service throughout the year to the county. 

 

June 10, 2011

 

Elder Kale Watkins, son of Shayne and Collett Watkins, has completed and returned home from the Texas Lubbock Mission on June 1. He will be speaking in the Porterville Church on Sunday, June 12th at 11:00 a.m. Following his homecoming, friends and family are invited to join him at the Morgan City Park at 12:30 p.m. for lunch.

 

June 10, 2011

Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded over 2 tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad!

 

Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded over 2 tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad!

June 10, 2011

The following is the 7th 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”.

 

June 10, 2011

Joshua Abplanalp, Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Kaylee Andreason, Sarah Ashby, Zoe Ashton-Korn, Rhett Ballantyne, Alisa Barnes, Annie Bateman, Jordan Bell, Emily Bingham, Elizabeth Blake, Rashel Balzzard, Katelyn Braithwaite, Dallen Brooks, Sawyer Brooks, Maddison Brough, Savanna Bryant, Tyson Butterfield, Jacob Caldwell, Mackenzie Cannon, Jessica Carter, Kayla Carter, Lauren Casper, Caylee Clark, Ellissa Clark, Sara Clark, Cosette Clemens, Britlyn Compton, Colton Cowan, Rylan Cox, Sydney Creager, Shannon Criddle, Stephanie Criddle, Gabe Davis, Tyler Dean, Laura Deru, Ashley Dickson, Matthew Dicou, Kameron Drage, Alec Edson, Christian 

 

June 10, 2011

High Honors

Joshua Abplanalp, Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Kaylee Andreason, Sarah Ashby, Zoe Ashton-Korn, Rhett Ballantyne, Alisa Barnes, Annie Bateman, Jordan Bell, Emily Bingham, Elizabeth Blake, Rashel Balzzard, Katelyn Braithwaite, Dallen Brooks, Sawyer Brooks, Maddison Brough, Savanna Bryant, Tyson Butterfield, Jacob Caldwell, Mackenzie Cannon, Jessica Carter, Kayla Carter, Lauren Casper, Caylee Clark, Ellissa Clark, Sara Clark, Cosette Clemens, Britlyn Compton, Colton Cowan, Rylan Cox, Sydney Creager, Shannon Criddle, Stephanie Criddle, Gabe Davis, Tyler Dean, Laura Deru, Ashley Dickson, Matthew Dicou, Kameron Drage, Alec Edson, Christian 

 

High Honors

 

June 10, 2011

 

High Honors

 

8th Grade

Savanna Brooks, Victoria Calder, Jessica Carter, Whitney Coffman, Jaycee Cook, Karlie Dotson, Alexander Eddington, Courtney Fairbourn, Madalyn Francis, Hanna Giles, Shaylee Hatt, Capris Johnson, Mckayla Jones, Sakoya, Jones, Shayli Kilmer, Samantha Lantz, Peyton Lish, Aspyn Madsen, Cody McDermott, Karen Olson, Elizabeth Peterson, Jacob Ross, Madison Russell, Sarah Stockett, Dietrich Streuber, Daryion Stuart, Crozlyn Toone, Jordan Wilkinson

7th Grade

Kate Blazzard, Shad Boswell, Dallen Calder,  Logan Cameron, Jenna Carter, Savana Carter, Landon Casper, Hannah Clark,  Tyler Crowther, Sarah Elton, Jaiden Farr,  Austin Flitton, Tyler Fowers, Mollie Freestone, Jared Fry, Justin Fry, Kate Madorin, Joshua Malan,  Rylie Mecham,  Bailee Mikesell,  Ryan Millburn,  Kaitlyn Moore,  Ian Mortensen,  Blake Nalder,  Averee Payne,  Tyler Payne, Breanna Poll,  Elizabeth  PreslarTaylor  Ralls,  Jacob Rice, Carson Rupe, Maloree Stapley, Riley Streadbeck, Brooklyn VanBibber, Bethany West

6th Grade

Megan Bartol, Jacob Bosen, Shealee Calder, Sadie  Carter, Grayson Charlton, Haylee Gardner, Joshua Harvey, Parker London, Regan McGreer, Brennon Netz, Natalie Nielson, Braxton Nye, Luke Oldham, Katie Shaw, McKinlee Skidmore, Tucker Skinner, Jessica Slate, Colin Smith, John Stauder, Gwen Yorgason

 

High Honors

 

8th Grade

June 10, 2011

 

High Honors

 

8th Grade

Savanna Brooks, Victoria Calder, Jessica Carter, Whitney Coffman, Jaycee Cook, Karlie Dotson, Alexander Eddington, Courtney Fairbourn, Madalyn Francis, Hanna Giles, Shaylee Hatt, Capris Johnson, Mckayla Jones, Sakoya, Jones, Shayli Kilmer, Samantha Lantz, Peyton Lish, Aspyn Madsen, Cody McDermott, Karen Olson, Elizabeth Peterson, Jacob Ross, Madison Russell, Sarah Stockett, Dietrich Streuber, Daryion Stuart, Crozlyn Toone, Jordan Wilkinson

7th Grade

Kate Blazzard, Shad Boswell, Dallen Calder,  Logan Cameron, Jenna Carter, Savana Carter, Landon Casper, Hannah Clark,  Tyler Crowther, Sarah Elton, Jaiden Farr,  Austin Flitton, Tyler Fowers, Mollie Freestone, Jared Fry, Justin Fry, Kate Madorin, Joshua Malan,  Rylie Mecham,  Bailee Mikesell,  Ryan Millburn,  Kaitlyn Moore,  Ian Mortensen,  Blake Nalder,  Averee Payne,  Tyler Payne, Breanna Poll,  Elizabeth  PreslarTaylor  Ralls,  Jacob Rice, Carson Rupe, Maloree Stapley, Riley Streadbeck, Brooklyn VanBibber, Bethany West

6th Grade

Megan Bartol, Jacob Bosen, Shealee Calder, Sadie  Carter, Grayson Charlton, Haylee Gardner, Joshua Harvey, Parker London, Regan McGreer, Brennon Netz, Natalie Nielson, Braxton Nye, Luke Oldham, Katie Shaw, McKinlee Skidmore, Tucker Skinner, Jessica Slate, Colin Smith, John Stauder, Gwen Yorgason

 

High Honors

 

8th Grade

June 10, 2011

 

Austin Cloninger receives congratulations and a certificate of appreciation from Lions Club President George Francis.  Austin organized a collection for used eyeglasses, by building and maintaining donation boxes at various business establishments, for his Eagle Scout Project.

These eyeglasses are shipped to disadvantaged people throughout the world by the Lions International Sight For Life Program. Austin is the son of Dr. John Cloninger and Cindy Cloninger.

 

June 10, 2011

 

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

May 29th thru June 4th, with a total of 181 calls:

 

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

June 10, 2011

Due to popular demand and a 100 inch base, for the 1st time ever Snowbasin Resort will be re-opening for weekends beginning June 11th and will remain open for as long as snow conditions allow.  Skiers and Riders will be able to upload and download on Needles Gondola to access multiple intermediate runs off of Middle Bowl Triple from 8 am to 2 pm.  Snowbasin’s General Manager said, “Maintenance scheduled for Needles Gondola has been recently completed which will allow access to the Middle Bowl Triple. Cool temperatures and a significant amount of late season snow has kept our base over 100 inches deep at mid-mountain so it only seems natural for Snowbasin to re-open on weekends.” 

 

June 10, 2011

The cooler weather a little rain over the past week has held off what might have been a much more serious flooding problem than the county is currently facing, but that is little consolation to county residents whose homes and farms are flooded.  All along Lost Creek there is flooding.  The Croydon Bridge is completely underwater. There is substantial flooding at the golf course.  There have also been mud slides in some areas of the county and roads buckling that will need repair once the flooding season is complete.

 

June 10, 2011

Morgan High School’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) would like to give a special thank you to those who donated to the blanket drive they held for the homeless shelter in Salt Lake. 

 

June 10, 2011

To make something like Operation Graduation a Success it needs help from everyone; parents, grandparents, community members, businesses and the Staff of Morgan High School. Everyone has helped to make it a success.  

 

June 10, 2011

This is Hap Fry - We live along the river across from the Clark Farm here in Morgan. I was out taking pictures of the water building up. I found out that a tree had fallen in to the river up by the High School. Herald had told me that it was a huge tree. He had heard that there were huge branches broke off and coming down the river.

 

June 10, 2011

Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of David and Rebecca Bradshaw formerly of Mountain Green, will be married to Luke Willardson, on June 11, 2011, in the Bountiful LDS temple.

 

Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of David and Rebecca Bradshaw formerly of Mountain Green, will be married to Luke Willardson, on June 11, 2011, in the Bountiful LDS temple.

June 10, 2011

 

Lan and Natalee LaJeunesse are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Kelsee to Nicholas James Robinson, son of Mike and Coni Robinson of Coalville.  They will be married on Saturday, June 11 at East Canyon Resort in Morgan.  All friends and family are invited to attend a celebration held that evening in their honor from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

 

June 10, 2011

 

Misti Dawn Malan, daughter of David Burton and Nikkole Pentz Malan, will be married to Brian Michael Stokes, son of Michael Gary and Shirley Fielding Stokes and Melanie Vandenbosch Stokes on June 11, 2011. A reception will be held that evening at Cobble Creek Events, 1351 Valley Drive, Ogden, Utah from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. In case of an oversight, please join them at the reception held in their honor.

 

June 7, 2011

“We had over 100 people come. I thought was quite an impressive turnout,” stated artist and gallery owner, Amy Everhart. The Grand Opening of the Rocky Mountain Fine Art Gallery on May 20th received a favorable response by art lovers and curiosity seekers. “To the best of my knowledge, this is the first established art gallery in Morgan County,” said Morgan County Historian, Linda Smith.

 

June 7, 2011

 

Bonnie June Davis Malan will be celebrating her 80 birthday. She was born June 3, 1931, to Rulon Rees Davis and Polly Roghaar Davis, in Ogden, Utah.

She attended schools in Ogden and Idaho Falls, graduating from highschool there. She returned to Ogden in 1949 and attended Weber College.

On June 27, 1952, she married Ben H. Malan in the Logan L.D.S. Temple.

Bonnie was a professional artist in oils and has been a member of Western Art Guild and the Palette Club. She also illustrated for the “Children’s Friend” for 5 years.

Ben and Bonnie loved to travel the U.S. and many other countries. They served an LDS mission together in Nigeria, Africa. Ben passed away in 2006.

They have 3 children, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

She celebrated the day with family.

Bonnie June Davis Malan will be celebrating her 80 birthday. She was born June 3, 1931, to Rulon Rees Davis and Polly Roghaar Davis, in Ogden, Utah.

June 7, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Grant Francis to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 10, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 6.

 

 

June 7, 2011

Spring is always such a great time of year.  In education, spring signals a time for celebration.  At this time of year we celebrate the end of another successful school year, the excitement for a change of pace, and the collective pride as a group of young adults graduate and start adventures of their own.  Springtime in education is also frequently a time to say professional goodbyes to colleagues who are leaving our schools.  This spring Morgan County School District celebrates a wonderful group of staff members who have reached a pinnacle in their careers and decided to retire.  At this time of celebration and with this group of amazing educators it is certainly appropriate to reflect on what great teaching is and what makes a great teacher.

 

June 7, 2011

For Memorial Day I went on a visit to cemeteries in Morgan with one of my sons and my dad.  It was a good trip.  We visited the graves of my grandparents and great grandparents in the Enterprise Cemetery and then visited the graves of ancestors from another branch of my mother’s family in the Milton Pioneer Cemetery.  I like Memorial Day.  I enjoy the day of remembrance when we think about those who have gone before and honor those who gave their lives for us.

 

June 7, 2011

Morgan Conservation District distributed 107 bags to kids eager to fill them up with 40 lbs of dyer’s woad in exchange for a $10.00 bounty! 

 

Morgan Conservation District distributed 107 bags to kids eager to fill them up with 40 lbs of dyer’s woad in exchange for a $10.00 bounty! 

June 7, 2011

The commencement exercises at Morgan High School were an evening of laughs and tears.  The graduating class of 160 students enjoyed the ceremony even as the contemplated their last evening together as a class.

 

June 7, 2011

 

Elder Derick Gines, son of Max and Lynda Gines and Robbie and Korby O’Driscoll has completed his mission to Lima, Peru with honor.  He will be speaking in the Enterprise Church on Sunday, June 12 at 10:45 a.m.

 

June 7, 2011

 

Elder Tony Casper, son of Dale and Robyn Casper will serve in the Independence Missouri Spanish speaking mission.  He entered the MTC on June 1.

 

Elder Tony Casper, son of Dale and Robyn Casper will serve in the Independence Missouri Spanish speaking mission.  He entered the MTC on June 1.

June 7, 2011

 

Madison Bohman

June 7, 2011

The following is Part Six in a series, The History of Baseball in Morgan County.  Most information included here has been taken from the book Baseball in Morgan County: The Early Years, by Paul Stewart.

 

June 7, 2011

Morgan resident John Haycock was arrested and booked into Weber County Jail for suspicion of sodomy on a child.  The abuse was reported to have occurred at Haycock’s home on May 13.  

 

June 7, 2011

The Morgan Storm U12 girls soccer team took 1st in their division in spring play.   Congratulations!

 

The Morgan Storm U12 girls soccer team took 1st in their division in spring play.   Congratulations!

 

June 7, 2011

Laurel M. Brewer, 89, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011.  He was born August 29, 1921 in Echo, Utah, a son of Ernest H. and Julia Ann Brewer. Dad graduated from North Summit High School in 1941.  He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad prior to enlistment in the Navy where he flew over a million miles and was a member of the Blue Raiders during World War II.  He retired from the DDO then spent years as a handyman, fishing and hunting.

 

June 7, 2011

In a letter from Governor Herbert to state employees, the Governor stated, “As you are likely aware, the Utah State Legislature’s recent action on H.B. 328 has generated a review of the State’s 4-10 hour workweek. To comply with legislative mandates and remain within budget constraints, while maintaining customer service, the State of Utah will return to operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

June 7, 2011

A story never starts in the beginning and it never ends in the end, as we say.  A story starts in the middle, because to start in the beginning of everything, well that would be quite a long story.  So, we will start in the middle.

 

June 7, 2011

Morgan’s newest business,  Bingham’s Custom Meats, is aptly named.  At each turn, owner Nathan Bingham talks about the custom service provided by his business.  Whether it is their custom crafted Boneless Baby Back Ribs, that are pre-seasoned and ready for the grill, or his bacon wrapped Kabobs he is ready to provide product tailored to his customers needs.  Bingham’s ready smile is the first clue to his passion for his business and his love of serving customers.

 

May 31, 2011

Laurel M. Brewer, 89, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011.

Friends may visit on Wed. June 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary at 45 W 200 N in Morgan and Thurs., June 2 from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Henefer Ward Chapel on Main Street in Henefer.  Funeral services will be held Thurs. at 11:00 a.m. in Henefer.  Interment in the South Morgan Cemetery with military honors.

May 27, 2011

  On May 20th the fourth graders of both Morgan and Mountain Green Elementary schools went to the county fairgrounds. They learned about different animals, plants, soil and water, branding animals, and played a few games. 

 

May 27, 2011

 

Gail and Joyce McCurdy are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on the 4th of June.  They were married in San Diego, California in 1951.  

They are the parents of three children, Gail Francis Jr. of Phoenix Arizona, James of Layton, and Maureen Card (deceased).  They have 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  

 

Gail and Joyce McCurdy are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on the 4th of June.  They were married in San Diego, California in 1951.  

May 27, 2011

 

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

 

May 27, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Don Gayle Butters to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 2.

 

May 27, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Grant Francis to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 10, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 6.

 

May 27, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Rosella Compton to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 7, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 2.

 

May 27, 2011

Flooding challenges continue in the county as record rainfall adds to already fully saturated ground.  Rainfall across the state are at record levels  and flooding is occurring all along the course of the Weber River.  

 

May 27, 2011

Throughout this past school year many of the staff at Morgan Middle School (MMS) expressed a desire to recognize those students who go above and beyond minimum expectations in relation to their behaviors and interactions with other students and adults. The vast majority of our students are polite and well-behaved in their classes and throughout the halls of MMS; however, some go out of their way to ensure that others are treated with dignity and respect. It is for these students that we have chosen to change our citizenship grading from a three-tier to a four-tier system. 

 

 

May 27, 2011

 

The council reported that the city has made the final payment on the city building.

4th of July Committee Report

The fourth of July committee reported to the council.  They reviewed the agenda of events and talked about the many hours volunteered to make the day  a success.  They asked the city for an additional donation to the event and asked for help with the electrical at the park as well as the business licensing.  The council expressed support and committed to help the committee solve the problems they are having.

 

The council reported that the city has made the final payment on the city building.

May 27, 2011

The public is invited to attend a short program held at the Enterprise Cemetery   May 30, 2011 at 2: pm.  A historical marker will be placed at the grave site of Amelia Mitchell Croft.  Historic Site Researcher for the LDS History Library in Salt Lake City, Emily Utt, will be the guest speaker.  She will give a short talk prior to the dedication of the marker

 

May 27, 2011

Lately it seems that each time I attend a conference or read through what’s happening in family history I come across articles about digital data.  I suppose it is inevitable that there should be so much focus on thi topic with all that is happening online these days.  

 

May 27, 2011

 

Rashelle Whitear Stephens, daughter of Bevan and Joni Whitear was recently awarded the “Rookie of the Year” Award for her excellence in photography.

Rashelle is a member of the Intermountain Professional Photographers Association (IPPA).   In order to receive “Rookie of the Year” a photographer must obtain the highest overall score among first time competing photographers.

 

Rashelle Whitear Stephens, daughter of Bevan and Joni Whitear was recently awarded the “Rookie of the Year” Award for her excellence in photography.

May 27, 2011

Ni How, Hola, and Bonjour!  These greetings are becoming a regular part of life for many Utah children, as Morgan County residents found out last Thursday night when Gregg Roberts from the Utah State Office of Education visited Mountain Green Elementary.  Mr. Roberts was asked to present the state’s dual immersion program to a gathering of interested residents.  

 

May 27, 2011

After a long wet spring of track meets it was not unexpected that there would be poor weather during the state meet in Provo. Friday saw rain most of the day and then some sunshine peaked its’ head through the clouds about 3:30.  But for the majority of the athletes there was rain to contend with in their performances. Saturday saw sunshine and 65 degrees.  Twenty girls qualified for the state meet and fifteen boys. Those representing the Trojans for 2011 for the girls were;  Emmalee Barajas, Rachael Johnson , Ashley Garfield , Lindsey Miles, Stephanie Criddle, Shannon Criddle, Chelsey Stegelmeier , Rebekah Elton, Taylor Weitzeil , AJ Bateman, Kelsey Henry, Megan Stapley, Megan Passey, Ali Peterson,  Kayla Jackson, Kassie Nagel,  Andrea Millburn,  Chandler Weitzeil, Rashel Blazzard,  and Laura Deru.  For the boys; Casey Evans, Rylan Cox, Josh Mines, Ethan Clark, Trevor Heath, Gabe Davis, David Glover, Kalin Johnson, Taylor Preslar, Joe Kippen, Kevin Hoffman, Travis Carter, Bridger Anderson, Kyle Stapley, and Hayden Garfield.

 

May 27, 2011

 

Three local Morgan High Track athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level.  

        3A shot put champion (winning throw of 37’ 08”) Chelsey Stegelmeier will be throwing the shot and the discus for Utah Valley University in Orem. Chelsey finished 2nd at state(120’2.5”) in the discus this season, a mere 3 inches short of the first place finisher. Chelsey also finished in first at the Logan invitational and the Morgan Invitational. Her PR in the shot put is 41’3” for the shot, and 126’ 11” in the discus.

 

Three local Morgan High Track athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level.  

May 27, 2011

 

On May 12, 2011 Morgan High School held their annual scholarship awards night in the high school auditorium.  Over 100 students received scholarships to help them further their education beyond high school.  

The Morgan Scholarship Board was able to award over $42,000.00 in local scholarships to 42 well deserving Morgan High School seniors.  These scholarships were funded through generous donations from many local residents, businesses and the Morgan Scholarship Board.

Over 80 students received scholarships directly from institutional sources.  Many colleges and universities in the state were represented as well as several from out of the state of Utah.  In all, the class of 2011 earned over $500,000.00 in scholarships.  

Congratulations to all 2011 MHS scholarship recipients and good luck as you continue in your educational endeavors.

 

May 27, 2011

The Morgan Valley Marathon is now just 9 weeks away!! Believe it or not there is still time to prepare and train for a race and springtime is the perfect time to run and enjoy the warmer weather. Just make your goal, stay positive and get going!! Registration is still open for the marathon, half marathon and 5k.  We are offering Morgan Valley residents a family discount pass for the 5k race. (this discount is not available on line) You can pick up registration forms at Jubilee, Ace, Pocket Change or the Library. Take advantage of this great deal and involve the whole family in the 5k fun run! The Morgan County Fair is hosting a pre-race pasta dinner the night before the races which can be included in the family discount pass. There will be an expo on Friday and Saturday which will be as much fun for the kids as for the adults! The fun and excitement of Morgan’s first marathon is not solely for the runners. This is a time for everyone to enjoy!  There is much help needed to make this event a success. If you are unable to run but still want to be part of the fun…be a volunteer!  This is a great service opportunity for school and church groups also!  For more information on volunteering- Please contact Tara Low at 801-829-4560 or visit the marathon website at morganvalleymarathon.com and sign up to be a volunteer. There are many ways to become involved in this exciting event. Even if it is just coming to the finish line to support the runners! If you’ve never had the opportunity to be at the finish line of a marathon, make an effort  to come and cheer for the runners of the 1st Morgan Valley Marathon. You will not be disappointed and may just be inspired to start running and training for a marathon yourself!

 

May 27, 2011

 

Tryouts for the new 2011-2012 Morgan High School drill team were held April 14, 2011. Through a long and tiring week of clinics and hard work, the new team was selected!! The new drill team for this upcoming year will be; Seniors: Megan Jensen (President), Amanda Walker (Vice President), Kelli Pringle (Secretary), Kylie Sorensen (Drill Mistress), Jayd Jacobson (Asst. Drill Mistress), Breann Jorgensen (Historian), and Taylor Mecham (Advertising). Juniors: Cheridyn Prochnow, Morgan Streadbeck, Karlee Stokes, Mikaela Garner, and Ayana VanCampen. Sophomores: Sarah Nye, Erika Fairbanks, Shaylee Ewing, and Kelsie Canon. Freshman: Alexis Jensen, Nocona Campbell, Daryion Stuart, and Sadie Siebert. These girls are looking forward to a fun and exciting year. They plan to work extra hard starting with their first practice on May 3, to reach their goal of taking Region once again, participate at state, and to travel to Nationals in March. Congratulations to the new team and good luck in the upcoming year!

 

May 27, 2011

Don left the love of his life Shirley “Liz” Hammons Creager to join his parents Lester and Alta Richins Creager on May 19, 2011.  He died of a massive heart attack at McKay Dee Hospital.

 

May 27, 2011

 

Marjorie Rogers Tueller, 90, peacefully passed away on May 20, 2011, in Bountiful, Utah.

Marjorie was born April 3, 1921 in Morgan, Utah to Thelma Dickson and Curtis William Rogers. The second of six children, Marjorie was part of a large, loving family whose devoted parents made home a haven for their children. 

She loved growing up in Morgan, surrounded by extended family and dear friends and neighbors. Her childhood was during the Great Depression, so her entertainment revolved around family, church and school activities. Marjorie worked hard at home helping her family, playing with her sisters and brother, took music lessons, loved hiking in the foothills surrounding her home, and playing with her best friend, Della. She loved to go on family car rides and truly loved being with her family among “the hills of home.” Marjorie loved music and dancing, and was a skilled tap dancer. The 20’s and 30’s were the “golden age” of Hollywood, and Marjorie thought that going to movies was a special treat. She also had a great love for animals.

 

Marjorie Rogers Tueller, 90, peacefully passed away on May 20, 2011, in Bountiful, Utah.

May 27, 2011

Our precious little special “daughter” Sandra Elaine Hood, entered the presence of her Heavenly Father Sunday, May 22, 2011.  We know she was received in All Glory as she was a pure and chosen spirit.  She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on May 17, 1963.  She first came into our lives June, 1991, and shortly thereafter came to live with us permanently.  She was born with many afflictions and handicaps which made life a struggle for her.  And as we question why some are bound to remain children all their mortal life we must acknowledge that her bubbly, joyous personality enhanced our family in immeasurable ways.  Sandy brought laughter and happiness with her and brightened our home with her goodness.   We are grateful for the blessing of knowing her and having her as part of our circle.  As she slipped through the veil to the next exciting chapter of her existence, she took with her a big part of our hearts.

 

May 27, 2011

Go to virtually any community event, turn around, and there will be Jerry Pierce.  Pierce volunteers his services for nearly every event in the county.  Last year Pierce volunteered at the Fair, Relay for Life, the Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas on Commercial Street, and six Juvinile Diabetes events.  Pierce has also been a volunteer EMT for the last fourteen years.  “I was surprised by the honor.  I love what I do.  I love being able to give to the community,” said Pierce.

 

May 27, 2011

 

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

May 15th thru May 21st, with a total of 142 calls:

 

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

May 27, 2011

 

It was held on the first week in September when farm crops had time to mature.  There was a large area on the Southwest end of the exhibit building to display farm crop exhibits.  Entries were mostly cabbage, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, wheat, and other garden vegetables for farmers and gardeners.  

 

 

May 27, 2011

On March 4, 2011, Stoddard Ward Troop 246 held an Eagle Court of Honor for the following individuals:  Ned McFarlane, son of Joe and Britt McFarlane, Ethan Porter son of Brian and Janine Porter, Wade Schmid son of Mark and Cheryl Schmid, Travis Searle son of Ken and Jill Searle, and Hunter Willis son of Chad and Jen Willis.  

 

May 27, 2011

 

Raegen Durrant, daughter of Ernie and Lesli Durrant, will be married to Wes Hyde, son of Kyle and Gay Hyde of Logan on June 4, 2011, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  

In case of oversight, which is inevitable!  Please join them in their celebration at the reception  held in their honor that evening.  At Lomond View Gardens, 304 West Pleasant View Drive, Pleasant View, Utah from 6 to 8 o’clock .

 

Raegen Durrant, daughter of Ernie and Lesli Durrant, will be married to Wes Hyde, son of Kyle and Gay Hyde of Logan on June 4, 2011, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  

May 27, 2011

 

Mike and Teresa Shope, along with Scott Enlow are excited to announce the marriage of their son Thomas Grant Enlow to Danielle Lee Furlong, Daughter of Jeff and Kathy Furlong from Honeyville Utah.

They will be married in the Bountiful Temple on Wednesday June 1st, 2011.

 

May 27, 2011

 

Rodney Jones always thought that England was not where he belonged.  He was the only black kid in his school.  He was an only child.  And worst his dad had died in a terrifying car wreak two months ago. 

His dad always used to tell him about his grandfather hand how he had been lost in combat in World War II.  He had been fighting Germany.

 

May 23, 2011

 

Janice Elaine Heizer was born May 16th 1931 at Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT to Elizabeth Mae Divett and Edwin F. Heizer. She married Don Ely Durrant in the Salt Lake Temple on June 26th 1952. Janice graduated from Weber Junior College in Ogden as well as Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She taught school for 36 years. Some of the places she taught included Houston, Texas, Anchorage Alaska, Prattville Alabama, Ogden and Morgan Utah. Janice has 3 sons, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. We love you and wish you a Happy Birthday!

 

May 23, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Grant Paskett to celebrate his 94th birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 20, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by May 18.

 

May 23, 2011

 

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

 

May 23, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Don Gayle Butters to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 2.

 

May 23, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Mary Louise Walker to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 2, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by May 31.

 

May 23, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Paul Stuart to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 2, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by May 31.

 

May 23, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Rosella Compton to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 7, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 2.

 

May 23, 2011

When school is dismissed on May 26th, families look forward to a summer of swimming, camping, baseball, and various summer activities.  Many families still include reading as an important and pleasant summer activity.  We as educators know the importance of summer reading and here are some specifics to encourage the enjoyment of reading during your child’s summer vacation.

 

May 23, 2011

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

Absent: Members Ronda Kippen and Robert Kilmer

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

May 23, 2011

On Tuesday May 3rd the FFA held their annual Banquet. The teams that competed in many different events, such as horse judging, farm business, and agriculture mechanics were recognized for their efforts. The Morgan FFA has received sweepstakes 19 years in a row. This award is for the chapter that has a team for each contest and scores well in each event. All of our teams have helped us to win this award.

 

May 23, 2011

On April 29-30, five Morgan FFA members competed in the Utah Envirothon at the Bear River Bird Refuge. The members of the Envirothon team were the following: Nate Buchanan, Isaac Cannon, Danielle Morgan, Megan Stapley, Brittney Visage, and Megan Haslam as their coach.   

 

May 23, 2011

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

Morgan FFA won sweepstakes for the 19th year in a row.  The sweepstakes award was instituted twenty years ago.  For every year since the first year Morgan has won the competition. The sweepstakes award is given to the chapter with the most points earned in career development throughout the year.  

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

May 23, 2011

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

Morgan FFA won sweepstakes for the 19th year in a row.  The sweepstakes award was instituted twenty years ago.  For every year since the first year Morgan has won the competition. The sweepstakes award is given to the chapter with the most points earned in career development throughout the year.  

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

May 23, 2011

Last week was the National Genealogical Society  Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.  One of the speakers reviewed the history of the Hunley.  The Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship.  Unfortunately, her crew also died.  It was a confederate ship.  It was one of the first ships to use a screw propeller instead of a paddle wheel and it was powered by a crew that manually turned a crankshaft to drive the propeller.

 

May 23, 2011

The flooding situation has been holding steady although the continuous rain will create additional problems in the days ahead.  The current problems are the bridge in Croydon near the Holcim Cement Plant that keeps flooding over the road. The county is keeping it under control by removing debris that is getting stuck in the bridge. 

 

May 23, 2011

Four members of the Morgan Girls Golf team traveled to the Mountain View Golf Course in Salt Lake City last Wednesday for the 3A Girls Golf State Championship. After 18 holes of golf in favorable conditions, the team placed 11th in the final standings.  Based on scoring throughout the year, the following golfers played in the State tournament.  Senior Emili Ballantyne; juniors Camille Wheatley, Danielle Rice, and sophomore Kinzee Dawson.  Leading the way for Morgan was Emili with a round of 98.  Next up for Morgan was Kinzee with a round of 111.  Rounding out the scoring for Morgan were Danielle and Camille with a 117.  Many thanks to Dick Apedaile and Dennis Peterson for their coaching and the time they spent with these girls.  With several underclassmen playing prominent roles, the golf team is setting up to be very good in the coming years. 

 

May 23, 2011

As preparations are being finalized for the annual Relay for Life event, the children of our community are leading the way as they participate in activities to raise funds for the fight against cancer.

 

May 23, 2011

 

Nick Wilde, son of Jamie and Dana Wilde, has been called to serve in the Washington, Tacoma Spanish Speaking Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He will speak at the Rock Church on Sunday, May 22nd at 11:00 a.m. He enters the MTC on June 1st.

 

May 23, 2011

Finally blue skies and sunshine greeted the Region 11 track athletes as they met, May 11-12, at Ben Lomond High School to battle for the Track and Field Championship.  It has been several years since region was held at Ben Lomond, but with the new surface on their track and adjustments made to some of their field event areas, they were ready to host the big meet.

 

May 23, 2011

 

The eighty-fourth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake Building.

We will be honoring 128 graduates for their completion in excellence in the Book of Mormon, New Testament, Old Testament and Doctrine and Covenants as well as scripture mastery.

This special evening is under the direction of President John Porter of the Morgan Utah Stake and President Clark Mower of the Morgan Utah North Stake.

Principal Russell Tibbitts will have the honor of presenting the graduates to both Stake Presidents.  President John Porter will accept the graduates.  Graduates will be awarded their diplomas from their individual bishops.

Representing the graduating class to speak will be Jannae Somerville and Kessa Clemens with the Class of 2011 performing a musical number.  The public is invited.

The Morgan Seminary Faculty consists of Russell Tibbitts, Principal.  The instructors include Lance Andersen, Stephen Dredge, Michael Phelps and Janet L Randall as Secretary.

 

The eighty-fourth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake Building.

May 23, 2011

 

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

May 8th thru May 14th, with a total of 147 calls:

 

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

May 23, 2011

Congratulations to our MHS Drama program for repeating as Region 11 Champions (back to back) and also 2011 State Champions.  Although no trophies were handed out, most of our students qualified for state with a superior rating.  Special recognition also goes to Jacob Fresques for receiving the National Musical and Theater award; and to Mr. Adam Slee for being voted Drama Director of the Year.

 

May 23, 2011

A long time ago there was a cowboy named Wyatt Earp.  He lived alone in a cave.  Everybody thought he was crazy because he believed in the spirit of the west.  The mayor didn’t like Wyatt because he lived in a cave and was poor.  He didn’t realize what a great cowboy he was.  The mayor decided he can’t go to the party.

 

May 22, 2011

Don left the love of his life Shirley “Liz” Hammons Creager to join his parents Lester and Alta Richins Creager on May 19, 2011.  He died of a massive heart attack at McKay Dee Hospital.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the South Morgan Cemetery.  A viewing will be held Monday, May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary and Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Interment will be at the South Morgan Cemetery.

Don left the love of his life Shirley “Liz” Hammons Creager to join his parents Lester and Alta Richins Creager on May 19, 2011.  He died of a massive heart attack at McKay Dee Hospital.

Don and Shirley were married in the Salt Lake Temple on Dec. 5, 1952.  He was born at his grandparent’s ranch in Echo, Utah on May 9, 1933.

May 22, 2011

Marjorie Rogers Tueller
April 3, 1921 – May 20, 2011

Marjorie Rogers Tueller, 90, peacefully passed away on May 20, 2011, in Bountiful, Utah.

Funeral services are Friday, May 27th , 11:00 at the LDS Canyon Park Ward, 1190 E. Bountiful Hills Dr., Bountiful, UT. There will be a visitation at the church 9:30-10:30 prior to the service.

Interment in the South Morgan Cemetery.

Marjorie Rogers Tueller
April 3, 1921 – May 20, 2011

Marjorie Rogers Tueller, 90, peacefully passed away on May 20, 2011, in Bountiful, Utah.

May 14, 2011

A man who can wear many hats (or in this case many uniforms), Zane Gray is finally hanging up one of them.  Over the last three years Zane has served as the Regional Commissioner for Morgan County American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), but in June he will be retiring.  AYSO serves approximately 550 of Morgan County’s finest youth soccer players, ranging from four to nineteen years of age.  These players can be seen each weekend in the spring and fall on the fields of the Morgan North Stake Bowery and Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green.  It is probably the largest athletic organization in the county, yet little has been said about the man who has lead these efforts with no remuneration for his work.

 

May 14, 2011

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. The program receives support from the Morgan Conservation District, 1st Bank, Diamond D Ranch, J Reverse J Cattle Company, and Morgan County.

 

May 14, 2011

The Morgan City Council unveiled its 2011 budget in council meeting on Tuesday and it contained plans to eliminate the city Justice Court.  The city has had preliminary discussions with the county for them to provide this function.

 

May 14, 2011

Mayor Egbert reported to the city council on Tuesday that the city is taking action to prepare for potential flooding.  The city contracted with Mecham Brothers to clean the canal near the home of Susan Ralston and also built a dike to try to keep her home from flooding.  The also have placed sand bags in other locations.

 

May 14, 2011

On Tuesday former county council administrator Garth Day appeared in Federal Court and plead not guilty to six federal counts.  Day made his first appearance in federal court before Judge Sam Alba.

 

May 14, 2011

Last month FamilySearch announced that there are now more than 140 genealogical online training courses on FamilySearch.org.  I have written somewhat about these, in the past, but thought given the large increase in courses that it was worth another mention.

 

May 14, 2011

Last week an editorial commentary was submitted labeling the Morgan County Airport as a “heavily subsidized” burden on the taxpayers, and a “ridiculous” use of funds for something used by a minority of the county residents.  While everyone is entitled to an opinion and has a right to voice it, a little more research and thought regarding the issues will often alter one’s point of view:

 

May 14, 2011

On May 6, the Morgan  Elementary Kindergarten students took a field trip to Diamond D Ranch.  Our FFA members  got to help them  learned about horses, cows, baby animals, crops, roping, barrel racing, Keyhole and Goat Tying. 

 

May 14, 2011

The Latter-day Saint Cherokee Family based in Milton, Utah celebrated their 20th year of organization this last week end.   They started with ninty people coming from all over the United States for the occasion by having a special “all day” experience at the Salt Lake City, Temple, with special speakers from the Temple Presidency, and  doing temple work for their Cherokee ancestors.   Saturday, they met at the Milton, Utah, LDS Ward Chapel for an all day celebration, with several  national speakers and an elaborate Cherokee Feast.   The Latter-day Saint speakers each spoke for one hour on:

 

May 14, 2011

On May 6 and 7,  Trojan Track athletes loaded the bus and made the annual trip to the BYU Invitational.  This was the 101 year of the meet.  To get to BYU athletes have to meet certain qualifying standards set by the invitational. It is always a great place to be and this year the weather was warm and inviting.  Many PR (personal records) were attained and the weather could have contributed to the good performances. This was the warmest track meet of the year and a welcome change from the 40 degree rainy, cold,  meets of March and April.

 

May 14, 2011

Morgan Empowered provided a program last Thursday at the high school where they presented ideas for activities for kids this summer.  The program began with a story teller who provided entertainment and education.  His style was engaging and entertaining and his messages gave good food for thought.

 

May 14, 2011

On Saturday April 30, the track teams attending the Morgan High “Pocket Change” Invitational found snow laying on the field and one inch of snow in the stands.   But some blue sky and sunshine was also a welcome guest.  Everyone pitched in with snow shovels and cleared the stands and the throwing areas of the snow and the thirteen teams that made the trip began the days competition.  

 

May 14, 2011

Morgan Middle School took ten 7th graders and ten 8th graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  All 20 students scored in the top 50% of those participating in the state competition.  Special congratulations are given to Jenna Carter, Elizabeth Preslar, Shad Boswell, Elizabeth Peterson, Courtney Fairbourn, Dietrich Streuber, and Daryion Stuart for scoring in the top 25%.  Our students did great considering we were competing with all schools participating this year no matter their size. 

 

May 14, 2011

 

Dan Scott Sommers, 55, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at his home of cancer.

He was born June 10, 1955 to Shirley Randall and Dan Sommers.  He was raised in Morgan and graduated from Morgan High School and Weber State College.

 

Dan Scott Sommers, 55, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at his home of cancer.

May 14, 2011

 

May 23, 1944-May 10, 2011

 

NORTH OGDEN – In the early hours of May 10, 2011, an angel slipped quietly and peacefully back into the arms of a loving Father in Heaven.

Joan Durrant Ferrin was born in Morgan, Utah on May 23, 1944. She attended Morgan High School where she was drum majorette, played the flute, and served as the diary princess. It is also where she met the boy who for nearly 50 years, would affectionately call her “My Sweetheart.”

 

May 23, 1944-May 10, 2011

May 14, 2011

MORGAN – Lila Thomas Marchant Christiansen, 87, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the home of her daughter Marilyn in Manti, Utah.  She rejoined her beloved husband Rellus after 49 years. 

 

May 14, 2011

onday, May 16  “Annie” will be the play at the Plaza Playhouse.  Group leaving center at 4:45 p.m..  If you would like to join, please call the center at (801) 845-4040.  Mary Kaye Campbell as volunteer driver.

 

 

May 14, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 1 thru May 7, with a total of 153 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 1 thru May 7, with a total of 153 calls:

May 14, 2011

A surprising number of Morgan School District employees are going to join the ranks of the retired this year.  Ten of our stalwart members have decided it’s time to move on to future endeavors and adventures.

 

May 14, 2011

Shay Hatch, Whitney Titus, Hannah McDermott, Eden Farnsworth and Talisha Bambrough played their last regional game at Wilkinson Recplex against Judge Memorial on Thursday, May 5, 2011. 

 

Shay Hatch, Whitney Titus, Hannah McDermott, Eden Farnsworth and Talisha Bambrough played their last regional game at Wilkinson Recplex against Judge Memorial on Thursday, May 5, 2011. 

May 14, 2011

Rick and Erin McAllister are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Brecken to M. Andrew Eagar on Friday, May 13, 2011 in the Provo LDS Temple.  

 

Rick and Erin McAllister are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Brecken to M. Andrew Eagar on Friday, May 13, 2011 in the Provo LDS Temple.  

May 14, 2011

 

Sinclair

By W. Ford Porter

Age 10

 

 

Beep, Beep, Beep! Rex woke up sweating from his now normal nightmare.  His parents and he has been driving down a three lane highway at 10 o’clock at night. His Dad was driving and a drunk driver in a semi swerved towards their car.  Dad swerved a little to the left.  Another truck driver appeared on the left and swerved into their car also.  Dad swerved to the middle lane now. As his Dad slowed, so did the other trucks.  At the same time both drivers swerved to the center smashing the car between the pick up and the semi.  Rex remembered looking up, seeing one gigantic boulder coming down the mountain. As Rex glanced to the semi driver he thought he saw the driver turn to smoke and drift out the window. Looking at the other driver, he too turned to vapor and was gone.  That was the last thing Rex saw before the boulder came crashing down, killing his parents and taking his left leg for life.  The only difference between this dream and the others was this one had happened on year ago in Rex’s real life and it hadn’t stopped since. 

 

Sinclair

By W. Ford Porter

May 7, 2011

Danielle Morgan, a 201 1 graduate of Morgan High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Barber Brothers Ford and Ford Motor Company. Morgan’s parents are Jason Morgan and Rhonda Morgan of Morgan, Morgan plans to study at Weber State University.

 

May 7, 2011

Summer months for children need to be a time for relaxation, fun, learning the attributes of work, and of course no school. It can also be a time when reading skills are lost if students do not participate to a small extent in summer reading programs.  

 

May 7, 2011

Jason Clark, the son of Brent and Cindy Clark of Morgan has been selected as the Valedictorian for the College of Agriculture at Utah State University. Jason grew up in Morgan, Utah helping out on their family’s dairy farm.  

 

May 7, 2011

Morgan played Grantsville at home on May 4 2011.  The Lady Trojan’s played hard against the Cowboys.  The first inning neither teams scored and in the second inning Grantsville got two runs in and three runs in the third inning.  

 

May 7, 2011

Morgan traveled to Bear River the 27 April 2011.  The Lady Trojan’s came out strong and ready to play ball and finally the weather was not a factor in the game.  The Lady Trojan’s battled back and forth with the bears, with some great defensive plays from Hannah McDermott in the field and Whitney Titus pitching at the mound with Raqeal Jensen catching.  Shay Hatch had some spectacular catches at shortstop and throw outs to first.  Aimee Sowder, Raqeal Jensen, Shay Hatch and Talisha Bambrough had a singles and Whitney Titus had a double, but Morgan could only bring in three runs.  Bear River capitalized on Morgan’s errors and won the game 13 to 3.

 

 

May 6, 2011

 

Ellen Mamanakis celebrated her 87th birthday on Thursday.

She was born on May 5, 1924, in Huntington, Utah. Ellen is the first of six children of Elbert and Velma Nelson.  She was raised in Ferron, Utah  and was in the first graduating class of Emery High.  

 

Ellen Mamanakis celebrated her 87th birthday on Thursday.

May 6, 2011

Laurel Dean Rock, of Morgan, will be celebrating his 90th Birthday this year.  He was born in Morgan, on May 6, 1921, to Laurel and Leatha Phillips Rock.

 

Laurel Dean Rock, of Morgan, will be celebrating his 90th Birthday this year.  He was born in Morgan, on May 6, 1921, to Laurel and Leatha Phillips Rock.

May 6, 2011

It would not be spring in Morgan without the welcoming music of the Morgan Community Choir.  The music be the choir at springtime is a harbinger of the warmth to come and this year was no exception.  Lead by director Lois Manning the choir performed numbers both traditional and contemporary.  Their opening numbers included selections from Rogers and Hammerstein as well as selections celebrating the gifts of God.  

 

May 6, 2011

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

 

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

May 6, 2011

 FamilySearch has been regularly releasing new digital collections.  Over the past year FamilySearch has released new record collections nearly each week.  This last week they announced a milestone, more than 600 collections.  FamilySearch released the following information:

 

May 6, 2011

 FamilySearch has been regularly releasing new digital collections.  Over the past year FamilySearch has released new record collections nearly each week.  This last week they announced a milestone, more than 600 collections.  FamilySearch released the following information:

 

May 6, 2011

he Morgan Girls Golf team traveled to The Bluff Golf Course in West Point last Thursday for the Region 11 golf tournament.  

 

The Morgan Girls Golf team traveled to The Bluff Golf Course in West Point last Thursday for the Region 11 golf tournament.  

May 6, 2011

Morgan – The Utah State Parks Road Trip RV is expected to arrive at East Canyon State Park Thursday, May 12 at approximately 7 p.m. on its history-making tour of all 43 state parks in three days.

 

May 6, 2011

Morgan – The Utah State Parks Road Trip RV is expected to arrive at East Canyon State Park Thursday, May 12 at approximately 7 p.m. on its history-making tour of all 43 state parks in three days.

 

May 6, 2011

Elder Braydon Deru has returned from serving a mission for  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Brazil, João Pessoa Mission.  

 

Elder Braydon Deru has returned from serving a mission for  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Brazil, João Pessoa Mission.  

May 6, 2011

 

Morgan traveled to Salt Lake on May 3 2011 to play Judge Memorial.  

Morgan came with their game face on, and stomped on the bulldogs.  Shay Hatch went 2 to for 5 with two runs.  

 

Morgan traveled to Salt Lake on May 3 2011 to play Judge Memorial.  

May 6, 2011

 

Morgan traveled to Salt Lake on May 3 2011 to play Judge Memorial.  

Morgan came with their game face on, and stomped on the bulldogs.  Shay Hatch went 2 to for 5 with two runs.  

 

Morgan traveled to Salt Lake on May 3 2011 to play Judge Memorial.  

May 6, 2011

 

Morgan traveled to Salt Lake on May 3 2011 to play Judge Memorial.  

Morgan came with their game face on, and stomped on the bulldogs.  Shay Hatch went 2 to for 5 with two runs.  

 

Morgan traveled to Salt Lake on May 3 2011 to play Judge Memorial.  

May 6, 2011

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend Alfred L Grasteit, 66, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011 due to an accidental fall.  

 

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend Alfred L Grasteit, 66, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011 due to an accidental fall.  

May 6, 2011

Tuesday, May 10 Group leaving for temple at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 3:00.  Plan on lunch as usual.  Vaughn Larsen will be your volunteer driver and please call Emma Lou Bell to let her know if you are going.  

 

May 6, 2011

Tuesday, May 10 Group leaving for temple at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 3:00.  Plan on lunch as usual.  Vaughn Larsen will be your volunteer driver and please call Emma Lou Bell to let her know if you are going.  

 

May 6, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 24 thru April 30, with a total of 121 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 24 thru April 30, with a total of 121 calls:

May 6, 2011

On Saturday, May 14th, Utah’s letter carriers will be doing more than delivering the mail. They will collect food on their routes to feed the hungry in their communities. May 14 is the annual letter carriers food drive across America.

 

May 6, 2011

Glen and Christine Hunsaker are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Melissa Hunsaker to Joshua Prisbrey, son of Michael and Marijeanne Carter and Scott and Karen Prisbrey of Cedar City.

 

May 6, 2011

Caleb Porter, son of Byron and Jeanenne Porter of Morgan, and Michelle Stark, daughter of Richard and Katherine Start of West Point, Utah, were married on Saturday, April 30, 2011 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

 

May 6, 2011

he year is 1891, place London, the time is 11:59 P.M.  The streets were empty except for a middle-aged man walking hurriedly down the street.  He stopped at an intersection, straitened his trench coat, took a deep breath and walked forward.  “Did you bring it?” said a deep icy voice from the shadows. “Ye…Yes.” the man stammered, pulling a package from his trench coat.  He set it on the ground, backed away and bowed.  “You have served me faithfully.” The voice said.  And as he said it a hand reached out.

 

By:  Tyler Payne

May 6, 2011

he year is 1891, place London, the time is 11:59 P.M.  The streets were empty except for a middle-aged man walking hurriedly down the street.  He stopped at an intersection, straitened his trench coat, took a deep breath and walked forward.  “Did you bring it?” said a deep icy voice from the shadows. “Ye…Yes.” the man stammered, pulling a package from his trench coat.  He set it on the ground, backed away and bowed.  “You have served me faithfully.” The voice said.  And as he said it a hand reached out.

 

By:  Tyler Payne

April 28, 2011

When is beauty not beautiful? When her name is Beauty but her actions are beastly. Referring to the 4-H Theater Club’s performance titled “Beauty IS a Beast” by D.M. Bocaz-Larson.

 

When is beauty not beautiful? When her name is Beauty but her actions are beastly. Referring to the 4-H Theater Club’s performance titled “Beauty IS a Beast” by D.M. Bocaz-Larson.

April 28, 2011

Despite the weather, this spring has given us many things to celebrate at MHS.  Sterling Scholars, spring activities, and various other endeavors have involved students, parents, and other community members in worthwhile educational and extracurricular activities.  Our band, choir, and drama students have all competed and represented our school very well. They won several honors in their various competitions and have set the bar for future students and schools throughout our state.  

 

By Morgan High Principal Wade T. Murdock

April 28, 2011

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.  

 

April 28, 2011

 

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. 

 

April 28, 2011

 

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

 

Friday, April 29

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

April 28, 2011

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.