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October 16, 2014

For every contested race in Morgan County this year, there is another unopposed race.  Seven residents are running unopposed Nov. 4 for their seats in county government.

For every contested race in Morgan County this year, there is another unopposed race.  Seven residents are running unopposed Nov. 4 for their seats in county government.

September 28, 2014

Valeri Hoopes and Lowell Murdock

Valeri Hoopes

September 25, 2014

Almost half a million people visited the Ogden Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during its two-month open house, and 16,000 youth joined in a cultural celebration the day before its rededication.  Such a massive event takes many hands, and more than 50 Morgan adults rose to the occasion.
Porterville resident and former Morgan County Councilman Craig G. Fisher, named to the fifth quorum of the Seventy in 2010, oversaw the temple’s public open house and cultural celebration as chairman of the church’s rededication committee.  His wife, Julia, was at his side through much of his labors.
After being released as bishop of the Enterprise ward this spring, Brent Halls was called as Fisher’s executive secretary specifically for the Ogden Temple rededication events.  His responsibilities included coordinating communication and updates with 73 stake presidents and other assigned representatives.

Almost half a million people visited the Ogden Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during its two-month open house, and 16,000 youth joined in a cultural celebration the day before its rededication.  Such a massive event takes many hands, and more than 50 Morgan adults rose to the occasion.

August 18, 2014

It is a privilege to honor Pat Porter Peterson as a distinguished employee of the month in the Morgan School District.  She began her employment with the district in 1968 as possibly the first recognized teacher’s aide.  During the past 47 years, Pat has been an administrative assistant, secretary, recess aide, teaching aide, study hall monitor, PE helper and lunchroom supervisor.

August 18, 2014

Every so often you encounter a person with a truly generous and giving heart.  If you know Susanne Skeen, then you know such a person. She has been blessing the lives of others in Morgan County for many years—In her family, her neighborhood, her work, her church, and in 4-H.   

Every so often you encounter a person with a truly generous and giving heart.  If you know Susanne Skeen, then you know such a person. She has been blessing the lives of others in Morgan County for many years—In her family, her neighborhood, her work, her church, and in 4-H.   
August 14, 2014

Tuesday morning, 40 Holcim employees were encouraged to forgo their regular workday to offer service instead.  They loaded their gear and headed to the Morgan Lions Club lodge.
The volunteers arrived early, filling the parking area with pickup trucks, flatbed trailers and cement trucks.  As work began, the grassy area was loaded up with old railings and faulty pieces of wood to make way for updated cement stairs and a new patio behind the facility. 

Tuesday morning, 40 Holcim employees were encouraged to forgo their regular workday to offer service instead.  They loaded their gear and headed to the Morgan Lions Club lodge.

August 14, 2014
Audit addresses Trojan Center construction, internal controls

The Morgan County School District is sharing results of a special Utah State Office of Education audit spurred by anonymous complaints regarding how construction of the Trojan Century Center was funded.
“Callers were telling the state office of education they felt there was some misappropriation of dollars in the creation of the Trojan center,” Superintendent Doug Jacobs said. 

The Morgan County School District is sharing results of a special Utah State Office of Education audit spurred by anonymous complaints regarding how construction of the Trojan Century Center was funded.

August 9, 2014

The county’s annual audit highlights tight budgets, challenges

The county’s annual audit highlights tight budgets, challenges

August 9, 2014

Despite the rain, this year’s county fair was a success and many are pointing to the demolition derby as a jewel in the fair crown.

Despite the rain, this year’s county fair was a success and many are pointing to the demolition derby as a jewel in the fair crown.

July 31, 2014
Community rallies to thank firefighters

As of Monday, July 28, the Morgan County fire dubbed the Tunnel Hollow fire was completely contained.  The fire was ignited by lightening on Sunday, July 20, and grew as windy conditions blew the flames up the mountainside.
Thankfully, the breeze also blew in a rain storm that provided much needed precipitation to help contain the last four percent of the blaze.
Eight smokejumper teams, a HotShot team and seven hand crew teams were brought in to fight the fire that eventually ate up 1,600 acres of land in Morgan County. 

As of Monday, July 28, the Morgan County fire dubbed the Tunnel Hollow fire was completely contained.  The fire was ignited by lightening on Sunday, July 20, and grew as windy conditions blew the flames up the mountainside.
Thankfully, the breeze also blew in a rain storm that provided much needed precipitation to help contain the last four percent of the blaze.

July 31, 2014

This year’s wrangler contest was a little different than in the past thanks to the weather. The much needed rain couldn’t damper the spirits of these young cowboys. Their dedication to the sport was evident in each ride.
Jon Cannon graciously offered the use of his equestrian facility, Graceland, located on Island Road. It turned out to be the perfect solution under the circumstances.

This year’s wrangler contest was a little different than in the past thanks to the weather. The much needed rain couldn’t damper the spirits of these young cowboys. Their dedication to the sport was evident in each ride.

July 10, 2014

 In an effort to get parents and community members more involved in the education of students, the Morgan Board of Education has created special purpose committees.  The board members have been reporting the progress of the committees in board meetings for the past several months.

 In an effort to get parents and community members more involved in the education of students, the Morgan Board of Education has created special purpose committees.  The board members have been reporting the progress of the committees in board meetings for the past several months.

July 10, 2014

 
June 21 marked the official grand opening of TRAX PowerSports on Morgan’s main thoroughfare.  TRAX employees Enoch Cronk and Eden Farnsworth said they were pleased with the turnout.

June 21 marked the official grand opening of TRAX PowerSports on Morgan’s main thoroughfare.  TRAX employees Enoch Cronk and Eden Farnsworth said they were pleased wi

July 10, 2014

Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen. Each year more and more people step up to join this worthy cause. 

Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen.

July 10, 2014

Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen. Each year more and more people step up to join this worthy cause. 

Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen.

July 10, 2014

Marjorie Virginia Lepley Porter, born October 24, 1941, peacefully passed away with her family in the Morgan Valley she loved on June 16, 2014.  She grew up traveling with her military family, having cherished memories of many places, her favorite being Japan.  She graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1959 and St. Benedict’s Nursing program in 1962.   She loved her nursing career and those she took care of over her 50 years of service. Her most memorable nursing moment was meeting the love of her life as a patient while working in the hospital. 

Marjorie Virginia Lepley Porter, born October 24, 1941, peacefully passed away with her family in the Morgan Valley she loved on June 16, 2014.  She grew up traveling with her military family, having cherished memories of many places, her favorite being Japan.  She graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1959 and St. Benedict’s Nursing program in 1962.

June 15, 2014

Dalton J. McFall, 24, will be in court June 18 on three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor, one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, and one count of lewdness involving a child.

Dalton J. McFall, 24, will be in court June 18 on three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor, one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, and one count of lewdness involving a child.

June 12, 2014

 
A Time to Celebrate
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June 1, 2014

For many years Morgan has known its own fire chief, Dave Rich, as the face of Farm Bureau Insurance.  Rich has made the decision to retire and is turning the reins over to a new friendly face, Cole Everitt.

For many years Morgan has known its own fire chief, Dave Rich, as the face of Farm Bureau Insurance.  Rich has made the decision to retire and is turning the reins over to a new friendly face, Cole Everitt.

June 1, 2014

State school trust land funds are set to be used in various ways through the Morgan County School District.  The school board unanimously voted to approve each school’s plan.

State school trust land funds are set to be used in various ways through the Morgan County School District.  The school board unanimously voted to approve each school’s plan.

May 16, 2014

Celebrating their 55th  wedding  anniversary are Allen and LueCree Carrigan of Morgan.  They were married on May 16, 1959, in Morgan. They will celebrate by taking a trip to Harrisburg, Oregon, to visit LueCree’ s sister and brother-in-law.  

Celebrating their 55th  wedding  anniversary are Allen and LueCree Carrigan of Morgan.  They were married on May 16, 1959, in Morgan. They will celebrate by taking a trip to Harrisburg, Oregon, to visit LueCree’ s sister and brother-in-law.  

May 11, 2014

John Keith Trussell, 52, of St. Paul, Nebraska, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island, Nebraska, of multiple sclerosis.

John Keith Trussell, 52, of St. Paul, Nebraska, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island, Nebraska, of multiple sclerosis.

May 2, 2014

While the Morgan County Republican Party cannot endorse candidates in nonpartisan county races, it did not stop them from inviting all local candidates to address party delegates.

While the Morgan County Republican Party cannot endorse candidates in nonpartisan county races, it did not stop them from inviting all local candidates to address party delegates.
County Clerk

May 1, 2014

Everyone would like to think they will never be in a position to need physical therapy. Unfortunately anyone who skis down a mountain, runs a marathon, or even just steps off a curb wrong will eventually find themselves in the physical therapist’s office.

Everyone would like to think they will never be in a position to need physical therapy. Unfortunately anyone who skis down a mountain, runs a marathon, or even just steps off a curb wrong will eventually find themselves in the physical therapist’s office.

May 1, 2014

Frank Rowe Levy was born January 20, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, to Leo Morris Levy and Emily Isabelle Waller. He returned to his heavenly home April 10, 2014.

Frank Rowe Levy was born January 20, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, to Leo Morris Levy and Emily Isabelle Waller. He returned to his heavenly home April 10, 2014.
Frank was an only child. He was drawn to adventures in Morgan County with his cousins.

April 13, 2014

Brooklynd Preator, 21, left her hometown of Henefer on her way to work as a teller at the Morgan Goldenwest Credit Union branch.  She had been working there since August, and called a coworker to tell her she would be late to work the morning of March 28 because she had been involved in an icy accident on Interstate 84 near Taggart’s.  

Brooklynd Preator, 21, left her hometown of Henefer on her way to work as a teller at the Morgan Goldenwest Credit Union branch.  She had been working there since August, and called a coworker to tell her she would be late to work the morning of March 28 because she had been involved in an icy accident on Interstate 84 near Taggart’s.  

April 13, 2014

Nineteen-year-old Rachel Halverson of Morgan has earned many titles, has worn numerous crowns and sashes and on March 29 she earned one more title she has worked diligently to obtain.  

Nineteen-year-old Rachel Halverson of Morgan has earned many titles, has worn numerous crowns and sashes and on March 29 she earned one more title she has worked diligently to obtain.  

April 13, 2014

UDOT plans Mountain Green interchange study

UDOT plans Mountain Green interchange study
The Utah Department of Transportation has agreed to do a new study regarding an Interstate 84 interchange in the Mountain Green area, said Morgan County Councilman Daryl Ballantyne.

April 13, 2014

If Morgan voters approve a sales tax increase in November, UTA could be coming to the county, but not in their traditional big buses.  In response to a November request from the Morgan County Council, the Utah Transit Authority has proposed unique transportation options for the county.

If Morgan voters approve a sales tax increase in November, UTA could be coming to the county, but not in their traditional big buses.  In response to a November request from the Morgan County Council, the Utah Transit Authority has proposed unique transportation options for the county.

March 25, 2014
Community lends many helpful hands

In the late afternoon of Saturday March 22, Kelly Pentz, an employee of Polaris, went into the shop behind the Polaris Dealership and Wilkinson Construction offices, where he noticed water on the floor coming from the broiler room. This unusual sight was accompanied by the smell of smoke. He quickly surveyed the boiler room where there were no apparent flames.
As Pentz went upstairs, he found the source of the smoke and began to dowse the flames with a fire extinguisher. He was then joined by TJ McMillan and Garrett Kippen, who also work for Polaris.

In the late afternoon of Saturday March 22, Kelly Pentz, an employee of Polaris, went into the shop behind the Polaris Dealership and Wilkinson Construction offices, where he noticed water on the floor coming from the broiler room. This unusual sight was accompanied by the smell of smoke. He quickly surveyed the boiler room where there were no apparent flames.

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

Doug and Bonnie Wright of Mountain Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Their children honored them with a dinner at Ruth Chris restaurant.  A celebration is planned in their honor June 1; the family will take a cruise to Alaska. 

Doug and Bonnie Wright of Mountain Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Their children honored them with a dinner at Ruth Chris restaurant.  A celebration is planned in their honor June 1; the family will take a cruise to Alaska. 

March 23, 2014

In the face of a termination letter sent by the county’s economic development consultant, the Morgan County Council unanimously decided to keep the consultant on board.

In the face of a termination letter sent by the county’s economic development consultant, the Morgan County Council unanimously decided to keep the consultant on board.

March 23, 2014

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

By Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)

March 23, 2014

With a strong history in our community for over 100 years, Holcim is looking forward with their Cementing the Future program.  

With a strong history in our community for over 100 years, Holcim is looking forward with their Cementing the Future program.  

March 23, 2014

Holcim has also been working to support the Read Today program in Morgan Elementary.  Through financial donations and volunteer reading tutors, Holcim has had a very positive impact on literacy at Morgan Elementary School.  

Holcim has also been working to support the Read Today program in Morgan Elementary.  Through financial donations and volunteer reading tutors, Holcim has had a very positive impact on literacy at Morgan Elementary School.  

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

I just wanted to take a second to share a unique perspective of what happened last Saturday during the 3A state championships held at Southern Utah University.  I say unique because I was likely one of the few people in the Centrum who used to wear a Morgan basketball jersey and who currently has two children attending the opposing school for the boys’ game, Cedar High School.  Also, I had the privilege of representing my employer, Southern Utah University, in the presentation of the medallions just minutes before the two games started.

Dear Editor;

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

The county’s planning and development department is going paperless in the next six months, the department’s new head told the Morgan County Council Tuesday.

The county’s planning and development department is going paperless in the next six months, the department’s new head told the Morgan County Council Tuesday.

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

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.  

February 15, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 1, 2014

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

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

February 1, 2014

Charlie Ewert is going out with a bang.

Charlie Ewert is going out with a bang.
The Morgan County planning and development department director’s last day on the job was Jan. 30, and he is leaving behind him Morgan’s best year in history for building permit and planning revenue.

January 25, 2014

Despite the recent excitement for recreational and economic development opportunities that may come with redeveloping the Weber River, local ditch companies that rely on the flow for irrigation purposes are not as enthusiastic.

Despite the recent excitement for recreational and economic development opportunities that may come with redeveloping the Weber River, local ditch companies that rely on the flow for irrigation purposes are not as enthusiastic.

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

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

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

January 12, 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 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 Utah Senate Seat 18.

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

In order to move forward with grant funding to restore portions of the Weber River near the fairgrounds, Trout Unlimited and the DWR need the Morgan County Council’s nod of approval.  The council unanimously gave that nod last week, contingent on the county attorney’s review.

In order to move forward with grant funding to restore portions of the Weber River near the fairgrounds, Trout Unlimited and the DWR need the Morgan County Council’s nod of approval.  The council unanimously gave that nod last week, contingent on the county attorney’s review.

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

Eva Mecham McFarland passed away on Dec. 12, 2013, at the age of 84 due to pancreatic cancer.

Eva Mecham McFarland passed away on Dec. 12, 2013, at the age of 84 due to pancreatic cancer.
 Eva was born January 14, 1929, to Marion and Alice Whittier Mecham at their home in Milton, Morgan, Utah. She grew up in Milton and graduated in 1947 from Morgan High School and Seminary. 

January 12, 2014

Lloyd Rex Heiner passed away peacefully in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 27, 2013, with his wife and mother at his side.   We are certain he is happy to join his father, brother, grandparents and other loved ones who are rejoicing to be with him again. 

Lloyd Rex Heiner passed away peacefully in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 27, 2013, with his wife and mother at his side.   We are certain he is happy to join his father, brother, grandparents and other loved ones who are rejoicing to be with him again. 

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

Interactive activities to include avalanche awareness, snowsports equipment safety demos, opportunities to close the mountain with ski patrol

Interactive activities to include avalanche awareness, snowsports equipment safety demos, opportunities to close the mountain with ski patrol

January 12, 2014

 
Two freight trains collided Wednesday morning, causing eight cars to derail near Interstate 84 near the mouth of Weber Canyon.  About 9:30 a.m., one train struck the rear of the other, something being called unusual.  Two cars spilled their load of grain and fell from the tracks above almost to the interstate below.  One lane of westbound I-84 was closed for clean-up efforts, which could halt rail traffic for several days.  Several crews including hazmat and a U.P. team were on scene to clean the grain, debris and diesel fuel. Several Union Pacific employees sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Two freight trains collided Wednesday morning, causing eight cars to derail near Interstate 84 near the mouth of Weber Canyon.  About 9:30 a.m., one train struck the rear of the other, something being called unusual.  Two cars spilled their load of grain and fell from the tracks above almost to

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

Compared to past years of financial woes, news for the 2014 Morgan County budget is good.  The year 2013 saw a $4.9 million general fund budget while 2014 is anticipating a $5.3 million budget.

Compared to past years of financial woes, news for the 2014 Morgan County budget is good.  The year 2013 saw a $4.9 million general fund budget while 2014 is anticipating a $5.3 million budget.
“We are in a good situation,” Councilman Lyle Nelson said.

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

I want to show my support for the Morgan County School Board.  Recently, at the school board meeting, they adopted a two-minute limit to public input. They had a timer and cut people off midsentence if they exceeded the two-minute limit. I applaud the school board for their hardline stance even though others criticize this as a harsh policy.

Dear Editor,

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

The Morgan County Council unanimously approved investigating the establishment of a grant-writing position in the county.

County searching for grant writer
The Morgan County Council unanimously approved investigating the establishment of a grant-writing position in the county.

December 28, 2013

Morgan’s cultural interest has recently grown and is evident with the number enrolled this year in the Morgan Valley Chamber Orchestra. This is their third year and classes are already underway.

Morgan’s cultural interest has recently grown and is evident with the number enrolled this year in the Morgan Valley Chamber Orchestra. This is their third year and classes are already underway.

December 28, 2013

There’s a new state parks employee in town, and he has some new plans for East Canyon State Park.

There’s a new state parks employee in town, and he has some new plans for East Canyon State Park.
While the reservoir is a popular destination for boating, fishing and camping, Park Manager Chris Haramoto hopes to draw on the history of the area to increase visitors to the state park.  

December 28, 2013

Members of the public addressed the Morgan County School Board Tuesday on issues related to the state common core and budgetary matters.

Members of the public addressed the Morgan County School Board Tuesday on issues related to the state common core and budgetary matters.

December 28, 2013

Recently, Senator Mike Lee hosted a roundtable with Utah citizens, experts, government officials, and community activists on the growing crisis of immobility among the poor.  The event is a continuation of Sen. Lee’s “Let’s Talk” series he began in August, taking him around the state to hear directly from Utahns about the critical issues facing the state and the country. 

Recently, Senator Mike Lee hosted a roundtable with Utah citizens, experts, government officials, and community activists on the growing crisis of immobility among the poor.  The event is a continuation of Sen.

December 28, 2013

Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms.  These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.

Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms.  These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.

December 28, 2013

At Thanksgiving time, we often think about things we are grateful for in our lives.  Being thankful is a wonderful thing, but the best way to show gratitude is to focus on the “giving” in Thanksgiving.

At Thanksgiving time, we often think about things we are grateful for in our lives.  Being thankful is a wonderful thing, but the best way to show gratitude is to focus on the “giving” in Thanksgiving.  

December 28, 2013

In a town full of hobby sportsmen and serious hunters, Morgan County has had a noticeable void in the gun and ammo industry.

In a town full of hobby sportsmen and serious hunters, Morgan County has had a noticeable void in the gun and ammo industry.  

December 28, 2013

Laurie Moore and Chris and Susan Moore are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Breanne to Kelby Turk, son of Larry and Katie Turk Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.

Laurie Moore and Chris and Susan Moore are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Breanne to Kelby Turk, son of Larry and Katie Turk Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.

November 9, 2013

Not many people can lay claim to babysitting a mountain lion for two weeks or keeping a mouse farm in their laundry room to feed injured raptors.  Don Paul expounded on the time he wrestled the six-month-old mountain lion into the bathroom to wash it off. He said it was a real challenge and the bathroom was a mess afterward. 

Not many people can lay claim to babysitting a mountain lion for two weeks or keeping a mouse farm in their laundry room to feed injured raptors.  Don Paul expounded on the time he wrestled the six-month-old mountain lion into the bathroom to wash it off. He said it was a real challenge and the bathroom was a mess afterward. 

November 9, 2013

Magee Stapley, a paraeducator at Morgan Middle School, has been awarded the Utah Outstanding Paraeducator Award in the secondary resource category.  The award will be presented at the Utah Paraeducator Conference in Provo Nov. 8 to 9.

Magee Stapley, a paraeducator at Morgan Middle School, has been awarded the Utah Outstanding Paraeducator Award in the secondary resource category.  The award will be presented at the Utah Paraeducator Conference in Provo Nov. 8 to 9.

October 19, 2013

As I write this article I find myself thinking about how fast these first days of school have come and gone. On Oct. 28 we will begin the second quarter of the academic year and it seems like only yesterday I was welcoming staff and students back to school. I have always been proud of the students and staff here at Morgan Middle School. However this year has been even more special as the students and staff has done a tremendous job of adapting to the changes we have experienced.

As I write this article I find myself thinking about how fast these first days of school have come and gone. On Oct. 28 we will begin the second quarter of the academic year and it seems like only yesterday I was welcoming staff and students back to school. I have always been proud of the students and staff here at Morgan Middle School.

October 14, 2013

While administrators in the Morgan County School District have heard residents offer a four-day school week as a solution to their budgetary woes, other schools in the nation have already tried it with mixed results. 

While administrators in the Morgan County School District have heard residents offer a four-day school week as a solution to their budgetary woes, other schools in the nation have already tried it with mixed results. 

October 14, 2013

The news is filled with tragedy and heartbreak.  Each day stories of trauma captivates the captions.  Periodically a story will have an effect on us as a whole.  It can be hard for us to forget distressing details and events.   

The news is filled with tragedy and heartbreak.  Each day stories of trauma captivates the captions.  Periodically a story will have an effect on us as a whole.  It can be hard for us to forget distressing details and events.   

October 14, 2013

With Obamacare on the horizon, Morgan County may not have much to worry about, said Scott Deru of Fringe Benefits.  In fact, Deru predicted a drop in rates for the county as much as 20 percent.

With Obamacare on the horizon, Morgan County may not have much to worry about, said Scott Deru of Fringe Benefits.  In fact, Deru predicted a drop in rates for the county as much as 20 percent.

October 14, 2013

Administrators of school districts that have switched to a four-day school week say preparation is the key to a smooth transition.

Administrators of school districts that have switched to a four-day school week say preparation is the key to a smooth transition.
In Utah, that preparation begins with paperwork with the Utah State Board of Education.

October 14, 2013

There are people who come into this world destined to make a difference to those around them, and when they leave this world there is a clear void.  Steph Nance was one of those people.  

There are people who come into this world destined to make a difference to those around them, and when they leave this world there is a clear void.  Steph Nance was one of those people.  

October 8, 2013

A two-year tussle among Morgan County, Morgan City and the Morgan County School District over an interlocal recreation agreement may be grinding to a hault.  On Tuesday, the Morgan County Council approved an agreement that specifically spelled out liability responsibilities for the three parties.

A two-year tussle among Morgan County, Morgan City and the Morgan County School District over an interlocal recreation agreement may be grinding to a hault.  On Tuesday, the Morgan County Council approved an agreement that specifically spelled out liability responsibilities for the three parties.

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 5, 2013

The Morgan County Council has made moves to have the Utah State Second District Court take over funding and administration of its Morgan County location.  Now, the county will not have to pay for an employee to function as the Second District Court clerk in the county clerk’s office.

The Morgan County Council has made moves to have the Utah State Second District Court take over funding and administration of its Morgan County location.  Now, the county will not have to pay for an employee to function as the Second District Court clerk in the county clerk’s office.

October 5, 2013

LaNeece Davenport from the Wasatch Front Regional Council attended this week’s Morgan County Council of Governments (COG) meeting to discuss Morgan County’s participation in a regional broadband study.

LaNeece Davenport from the Wasatch Front Regional Council attended this week’s Morgan County Council of Governments (COG) meeting to discuss Morgan County’s participation in a regional broadband study.

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

Sportsmen hunt the world over for quality hunting supplies and the residents of Morgan are lucky enough to have the only Browning outlet store in the world brimming with quality products at discounts in their own backyard.  Along with all of the quality products, a new face has been added to manage the quality service the Browning Outlet Store has to offer. 

Sportsmen hunt the world over for quality hunting supplies and the residents of Morgan are lucky enough to have the only Browning outlet store in the world brimming with quality products at discounts in their own backyard.  Along with all of the quality products, a new face has been added to manage the quality service the Browning Outlet Store has to offer.&nbsp

October 5, 2013

Ron Litchfield of Clearfield, Utah, has accepted the offer to serve as the new transportation supervisor for the Morgan School District.  Although Litchfield began work on Thursday after being chosen by a local selection committee, the school board will officially approve his employment at their September board meeting.  

Ron Litchfield of Clearfield, Utah, has accepted the offer to serve as the new transportation supervisor for the Morgan School District.  Although Litchfield began work on Thursday after being chosen by a local selection committee, the school board will officially approve his employment at their September board meeting.  

October 5, 2013

Friday the 13th might prove to be a lucky day for Morgan residents with a taste for salty or sweet snacks and meals.  Pretzelmaker is set to open doors to delightful smells and tasty treats at 10 a.m. at the newest location on State Street in Morgan City.   It is located in the north end of the former bus garage, where it has undergone a transformation into a tantalizing establishment. 

Friday the 13th might prove to be a lucky day for Morgan residents with a taste for salty or sweet snacks and meals.  Pretzelmaker is set to open doors to delightful smells and tasty treats at 10 a.m. at the newest location on State Street in Morgan City.

October 5, 2013

Administrators in the Morgan County School District plan to survey parents to measure interest in the four-day school week.  The estimated 292 schools in the United States that have tried operating on a four-day school week have discovered many benefits and drawbacks along the way.  Here are some of them:

Administrators in the Morgan County School District plan to survey parents to measure interest in the four-day school week.  The estimated 292 schools in the United States that have tried operating on a four-day school week have discovered many benefits and drawbacks along the way.  Here are some of them:

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

There are many American flags that proudly grace the Morgan County skyline, but there are few that have stories like the flag the flies over Young Ford in Morgan.

There are many American flags that proudly grace the Morgan County skyline, but there are few that have stories like the flag the flies over Young Ford in Morgan.

October 5, 2013

When you come into the Morgan School District Office, the first smiling face you see or sweet voice you hear belongs to Denise Rich. You know from the minute you meet her that she cares about you and will take care of whatever you need.  

Denise Rich
When you come into the Morgan School District Office, the first smiling face you see or sweet voice you hear belongs to Denise Rich. You know from the minute you meet her that she cares about you and will take care of whatever you need.  

September 10, 2013

I want to share with you a local business that provides a relaxed atmosphere, great customer service and quality of life, all while providing a desperately needed service to our community.  Unfortunately, this business won’t be patronized by many Morgan residents for many years to come and then it will be under difficult circumstances.

By Ryan Windley

September 1, 2013

Due to an uptick in development activity, the Morgan County Council approved a full-time secretary position through the end of the year for the planning development department.  Previously, the position was only part-time, and the other four employees in the office had to cover the front desk during the latter part of the business day.

Due to an uptick in development activity, the Morgan County Council approved a full-time secretary position through the end of the year for the planning development department.  Previously, the position was only part-time, and the other four employees in the office had to cover the front desk during the latter part of the business day.

September 1, 2013

There are many American flags that proudly grace the Morgan County skyline, but there are few that have stories like the flag the flies over Young Ford in Morgan.

There are many American flags that proudly grace the Morgan County skyline, but there are few that have stories like the flag the flies over Young Ford in Morgan.

September 1, 2013

Grappling with a budgetary shortfall of over $300,000, and upcoming health care reform implementation, the Morgan School District has been making cuts that have affected many area bus routes.  The changes affect students, parents, bus drivers and administrators.

Grappling with a budgetary shortfall of over $300,000, and upcoming health care reform implementation, the Morgan School District has been making cuts that have affected many area bus routes.  The changes affect students, parents, bus drivers and administrators.

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 3, 2013

The Morgan County Council is split over how to handle Second District Court clerk functions in the county.

The Morgan County Council is split over how to handle Second District Court clerk functions in the county.

August 3, 2013

The newest addition to the recently completed Morgan Health Center is full-time, family physician, Dr. Wyatt West.

The newest addition to the recently completed Morgan Health Center is full-time, family physician, Dr. Wyatt West.

August 3, 2013

Morgan resident Keith Squires rose from applicants across the country to be named a member of Governor Gary Herbert’s cabinet.

Morgan resident Keith Squires rose from applicants across the country to be named a member of Governor Gary Herbert’s cabinet.

August 2, 2013

The Young Automotive Group has added a new dealership to their company with the purchase of Carrigan Motors, in Morgan, Utah, on August 1, 2013. The new dealership will run under the name of Young Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
“All of the Carrigan Motor employees along with their families would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of the loyal customers who have supported them throughout the years. The people of this community have been critical to the success of the business. Lifelong relationships have been formed and kindness and support will never be forgotten,” says Boyd Carrigan of Carrigan Motors. “Each and every customer, either local or from other surrounding communities have been sincerely appreciated. The Carrigan family hopes to continue to serve this community and is thankful for the many years of dedication that it has been so blessed to receive.”

The Young Automotive Group has added a new dealership to their company with the purchase of Carrigan Motors, in Morgan, Utah, on August 1, 2013. The new dealership will run under the name of Young Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

July 24, 2013

Second District Court Judge Noel S. Hyde ruled June 5 there were sufficient grounds to disbar local attorney Alvin R. Lundgren. He plans to appeal the decision.

Second District Court Judge Noel S. Hyde ruled June 5 there were sufficient grounds to disbar local attorney Alvin R. Lundgren. He plans to appeal the decision.
Lundgren allegedly took unearned money from client trust accounts from December 2008 to October 2011.  

July 24, 2013

he Board of Directors at Goldenwest Credit Union and USU Charter Credit Union announced today their intent to merge the two Utah-based credit unions. Goldenwest officials say the partnership will bring about one of the strongest financial institutions in Northern Utah with a combined 26 branches, $985 million in assets, and more than 106,000 members.

The Board of Directors at Goldenwest Credit Union and USU Charter Credit Union announced today their intent to merge the two Utah-based credit unions. Goldenwest officials say the partnership will bring about one of the strongest financial institutions in Northern Utah with a combined 26 branches, $985 million in assets, and more than 106,000 members.

July 24, 2013

Sometimes in my line of work I get to be involved with some truly amazing acts of compassion.  

Sometimes in my line of work I get to be involved with some truly amazing acts of compassion.  

July 8, 2013

Although Dave Fletcher took over as Holcim Devils Slide plant manager May 8, he is no stranger to the company or area.

Although Dave Fletcher took over as Holcim Devils Slide plant manager May 8, he is no stranger to the company or area.

July 8, 2013

The parking lot of the new Family Dollar has been full for the last couple weeks as employees prepared for their Independence Day opening.  

The parking lot of the new Family Dollar has been full for the last couple weeks as employees prepared for their Independence Day opening.  

June 30, 2013

Almost half of the registered voters in Morgan County turned out to the polls Tuesday night to defeat the proposed Morgan County School District voted local levy.
About 30 people gathered at the county offices late Tuesday night to view the results: 64.41 percent (1,600 votes) against, 35.59 percent (884 votes) for.  Of 5,495 registered voters, 45 percent visited the polls (2,485 voters).
Voter turnout was highest in the Croydon District, where 66 percent of registered voters cast their votes strictly by absentee ballot.  Compared to the other six voting districts, the Croydon District also had the highest percentage (80.7 percent) of voters voting against the levy.
Voter turnout was lowest in the Mountain Green District at 38.8 percent.
The district with the highest percentage voting for the levy was North Morgan, where 43 percent cast ballots supporting the levy.

Almost half of the registered voters in Morgan County turned out to the polls Tuesday night to defeat the proposed Morgan County School District voted local levy.

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

During the course of the public debate on the necessity of a Voted Local Levy in the Morgan School District, we often times  forget the larger picture of the financial struggles faced by the state and most districts.  State Superintendent of Schools Martell Menlove stated in a community meeting in Morgan County last month that Morgan School District is not alone in facing financial challenges when it comes to balancing their budgets this year.  A quick review of the state’s newspapers and television stations and you will see many headlines, news stories and editorials dealing with school finance.  One example can be found on the editorial page of the Sunday, June 2, issue of the Ogden Standard Examiner.

During the course of the public debate on the necessity of a Voted Local Levy in the Morgan School District, we often times  forget the larger picture of the financial struggles faced by the state and most districts.  State Superintendent of Schools Martell Menlove stated in a community meeting in Morgan County last month that Morgan School District is not

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

John Rock began teaching in 1980 when Ronald Reagan went into office and the moon dance was popular.  Over the next 33 years, taught at least one class to nearly every MHS graduate. 

John Rock began teaching in 1980 when Ronald Reagan went into office and the moon dance was popular.  Over the next 33 years, taught at least one class to nearly every MHS graduate. 

June 7, 2013

On May 4, 2013, a 4-H/FFA workshop was held for anyone who has a livestock project this year.  The day began with instruction on livestock judging presented by Dane Ercanbrack.  

On May 4, 2013, a 4-H/FFA workshop was held for anyone who has a livestock project this year.  The day began with instruction on livestock judging presented by Dane Ercanbrack.  

June 7, 2013

“It’s wonderful to have this (food drop). It helps so many people,” said one of the food drop volunteers.

“It’s wonderful to have this (food drop). It helps so many people,” said one of the food drop volunteers.

June 7, 2013

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, both elementary schools will realize the full implementation of “skill classes.”  An idea planned many years ago, this change has become necessary now as the district faces ongoing funding deficits.  With this change, the Morgan County School District is projected to save $76,800 over the next two years.

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, both elementary schools will realize the full implementation of “skill classes.”  An idea planned many years ago, this change has become necessary now as the district faces ongoing funding deficits.  With this change, the Morgan County School District is projected to save

June 7, 2013

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.

June 6, 2013

As plans for 533 dwelling units on 105 acres in Mountain Green proceed, residents want to see room for a future interstate exchange that is now missing from the developer’s proposed master plan for the Mountain Green Village Planned Unit Development.  However, some say reserving land indefinitely for a future right of way is not feasible.

As plans for 533 dwelling units on 105 acres in Mountain Green proceed, residents want to see room for a future interstate exchange that is now missing from the developer’s proposed master plan for the Mountain Green Village Planned Unit Development.  However, some say reserving land indefinitely for a future right of way is not feasible.

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

On May 14 a new Utah law takes effect that bans teen drivers from using a cell phone while driving. House Bill 103 sponsored by Rep. Lee Perry and Senate sponsor, Lyle Hillyard, is designed to protect new drivers from distraction as they develop and hone their driving skills. 

On May 14 a new Utah law takes effect that bans teen drivers from using a cell phone while driving. House Bill 103 sponsored by Rep. Lee Perry and Senate sponsor, Lyle Hillyard, is designed to protect new drivers from distraction as they develop and hone their driving skills. 

June 5, 2013

As plans for 533 dwelling units on 105 acres in Mountain Green proceed, residents want to see room for a future interstate exchange that is now missing from the developer’s proposed master plan for the Mountain Green Village Planned Unit Development.  However, some say reserving land indefinitely for a future right of way is not feasible.

As plans for 533 dwelling units on 105 acres in Mountain Green proceed, residents want to see room for a future interstate exchange that is now missing from the developer’s proposed master plan for the Mountain Green Village Planned Unit Development.  However, some say reserving land indefinitely for a future right of way is not feasible.

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 3, 2013

On Tuesday evening, the Morgan High School Scholarship Board held their annual scholarship awards night.  Parents, patrons, sponsors, school officials and students gathered for this prestigious evening.

On Tuesday evening, the Morgan High School Scholarship Board held their annual scholarship awards night.  Parents, patrons, sponsors, school officials and students gathered for this prestigious evening.

June 3, 2013

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.
Jim Bledsoe, a four-year county resident who plans to vote against the levy, acted as moderator.  The panelists included the following four residents, who are all planning to vote against the levy: Brent Anderson, local businessman; John Barber, who operated Barber Brothers Ford for 14 years; Kera Birkeland, small business owner; Joe McFarland, father of four children who have gone through Morgan schools.
Panelist Tina Cannon, a tax professional and mother of four, said she is undecided on how she will vote on June 25’s ballot.  Panelist Jennie Earl, a 10-year resident with a master’s degree in elementary education, did not want to comment on if she was pro- or anti-levy.

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.

April 29, 2013

Building permits are on the upswing according to a quarterly review of the county planning and building department.

Building permits are on the upswing according to a quarterly review of the county planning and building department.
“We are looking at a record-breaking year in building permits this year,” said Charlie Ewert, county planning and building department services department director.

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

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Morgan High School is designed to prepare students for a successful career and a smooth transition into postsecondary education. Postsecondary education may be technical school, a two-year college or a four-year college. Whichever route a student chooses, CTE is there to help them prepare and plan for their future.  Students are encouraged to explore a variety of career areas throughout high school in an effort to build the academic knowledge, technical skills and employment skills that are vital to entering the current and future workforce. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Morgan High School is designed to prepare students for a successful career and a smooth transition into postsecondary education. Postsecondary education may be technical school, a two-year college or a four-year college.

April 20, 2013

There exists a very generous group of individuals who donate to a program at Weber State University. This program is known as TAPT (Teachers Assisted Path to Teaching). 

There exists a very generous group of individuals who donate to a program at Weber State University. This program is known as TAPT (Teachers Assisted Path to Teaching). 

April 20, 2013

Government officials from both agencies seem to agree that future economic development of both Morgan City and Morgan County is best trusted in Matthew Godfrey’s hands.  

Government officials from both agencies seem to agree that future economic development of both Morgan City and Morgan County is best trusted in Matthew Godfrey’s hands.  

April 20, 2013

It was standing room only Tuesday when the Morgan City Planning Commission unanimously denied a conditional use permit for a residential group home.  More than 90 residents crowded the council chambers, where Alpha Counseling and Treatment presented plans for a group home for “disabled youth suffering from autism, Asperger’s syndrome and similar challenges” at 535 Derrick Circle.

It was standing room only Tuesday when the Morgan City Planning Commission unanimously denied a conditional use permit for a residential group home.  More than 90 residents crowded the council chambers, where Alpha Counseling and Treatment presented plans for a group home for “disabled youth suffering from autism, Asperger’s s

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

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 17, 2013

Whether by starting a talk with song in front of a large crowd or by towering over others with a 6’7” stature, David Glover is sure to stand out. His comedic talent and genuine personality have influenced many who call him a great friend. He loves to laugh and joke, and is often described as quite the “character.” His wife, Heidi, kids she was born talentless with only the ability to talk and smile. Smile and talk she does and in so doing claims just as many hearts.

Whether by starting a talk with song in front of a large crowd or by towering over others with a 6’7” stature, David Glover is sure to stand out. His comedic talent and genuine personality have influenced many who call him a great friend.

April 15, 2013

The county is checking accounting procedures and considering lump sum annual payments from the city for future ambulance service instead of monthly bills.

The county is checking accounting procedures and considering lump sum annual payments from the city for future ambulance service instead of monthly bills.

April 15, 2013

If you have been lucky enough to steer clear of the flu this season, you may not have noticed the changes around the new Morgan Health Center.  

If you have been lucky enough to steer clear of the flu this season, you may not have noticed the changes around the new Morgan Health Center.  

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.  

March 15, 2013

Last Friday, Morgan Elementary students participated in an assembly featuring the wildly popular young adult fiction series of Michael Vey written by bestselling author Richard Paul Evans. 

Last Friday, Morgan Elementary students participated in an assembly featuring the wildly popular young adult fiction series of Michael Vey written by bestselling author Richard Paul Evans. 

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

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

We help students get excited about science through an after-school program that teaches students to think for themselves and to solve problems in science.  The students do a variety of activities from November to March. We prepare students in various categories so that we can compete against other schools throughout the state. March has been a great month for all students interested in science. We have just attended our first Regional Science Olympiad at Westminster College. Our second regional will be held on March 23rd at Weber State University and State will be in April at the U of U. Any students in the middle school are able to participate.

We help students get excited about science through an after-school program that teaches students to think for themselves and to solve problems in science.  The students do a variety of activities from November to March. We prepare students in various categories so that we can compete against other schools throughout the state.

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

At the advice of the Utah School Boards Association, the Morgan County School Board passed a new employee personal firearms policy.

At the advice of the Utah School Boards Association, the Morgan County School Board passed a new employee personal firearms policy.

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 23, 2013

 
“If Morgan School District is having financial challenges, why did the Board of Education build the Trojan Century Center and transportation facility?”

Construction of the Trojan 
Question:
“If Morgan School District is having financial challenges, why did the Board of Education build the Trojan Century Center and transportation facility?”

February 23, 2013

Tara Hammer is now a teacher at Morgan Elementary School. Almost 21 years ago, she was Morgan High School senior Tara Wilkinson, featured in the Morgan County News as “Youth in the Work Force.”  

Tara Hammer is now a teacher at Morgan Elementary School. Almost 21 years ago, she was Morgan High School senior Tara Wilkinson, featured in the Morgan County News as “Youth in the Work Force.”  

February 21, 2013

When Morgan City and Morgan County came together last week to discuss the future of the ambulance department, fire protection, recreation department and 4th of July celebration, the debate centered on the effectiveness of interlocal agreements as well as the moral and legal ramifications of those agreements.

When Morgan City and Morgan County came together last week to discuss the future of the ambulance department, fire protection, recreation department and 4th of July celebration, the debate centered on the effectiveness of interlocal agreements as well as the moral and legal ramifications of those agreements.

February 16, 2013

For newly appointed Morgan County Councilman Austin Turner, three times is the charm.

For newly appointed Morgan County Councilman Austin Turner, three times is the charm.

February 16, 2013

The coming of the new year brings new health care resources to Morgan City residents.  The new Morgan Health Center opened its doors to patients on New Year’s Eve.

The coming of the new year brings new health care resources to Morgan City residents.  The new Morgan Health Center opened its doors to patients on New Year’s Eve.

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.

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 horrific tragedy that swept over the nation this past week with the senseless loss of innocent lives at Sandy Hook Elementary has saddened all of our hearts.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of these children and to the heroic efforts of their teachers and principal who gave their own lives trying to protect them.

The horrific tragedy that swept over the nation this past week with the senseless loss of innocent lives at Sandy Hook Elementary has saddened all of our hearts.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of these children and to the heroic efforts of their teachers and principal who gave their own lives trying to protect them.

December 24, 2012

In the five years Niel and Candice Ekberg have lived in Morgan, they have made a big impact in the community. Niel is a state trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol. Candice is a local EMT and a track and field coach at MHS. For each of them, getting to this point was a journey of self-discovery and pursuing meaningful paths. As their story unfolds, it is notable to observe their biography continues to evolve as the result of hard work—a testament that dreams may be accomplished through passion and perseverance.

In the five years Niel and Candice Ekberg have lived in Morgan, they have made a big impact in the community. Niel is a state trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol. Candice is a local EMT and a track and field coach at MHS. For each of them, getting to this point was a journey of self-discovery and pursuing meaningful paths.

December 24, 2012

A Morgan County employee since 2009 has moved up the ranks to accept a position as the new planning and development services department director.

A Morgan County employee since 2009 has moved up the ranks to accept a position as the new planning and development services department director.
Charles Ewert beat out 10 other applicants before accepting the position Nov. 26.

December 18, 2012

As one Mountain Green couple is finding out, it can be difficult getting a business license in Morgan County.

As one Mountain Green couple is finding out, it can be difficult getting a business license in Morgan County.
“The county’s intentions are great, but it is not opening businesses,” said Kera Birkeland. “I believe that in our poor economy, things need to improve in Morgan County to help small business, not hinder it.”

December 18, 2012

 
East Canyon State Park Rangers James Lowe, Elizabeth Kovacs, and Jeff Dale were presented the Challenge Coin Commendation from Hill Air Force Base Colonel Henke of the 748th SCMG/419th Squadron for saving the life of Air Force employee Craig Feasel. The rangers were presented challenge coins, received a standing ovation, and were made honorary members of the squadron.

East Canyon State Park Rangers James Lowe, Elizabeth Kovacs, and Jeff Dale were presented the Challenge Coin Commendation from Hill Air Force Base Colonel Henke of the 748th SCMG/419th Squadron for saving the life of Air Force employee Craig Feasel.

December 18, 2012

Morgan County recently bid a fond farewell to a household name, Barber Brothers Ford.  In 1981, the Barber brothers opened their first location in Morgan City.  They started out as High Country Chevrolet Oldsmobile and after several changes, ended up taking on the Ford franchise and moved their building to its current location in 1998.  

Morgan County recently bid a fond farewell to a household name, Barber Brothers Ford.  In 1981, the Barber brothers opened their first location in Morgan City.  They started out as High Country Chevrolet Oldsmobile and after several changes, ended up taking on the Ford franchise and moved their building to its current location in 1998.  

December 18, 2012

Weber Human Services representatives fear Morgan Medicaid recipients’ needs are not being met.

Weber Human Services representatives fear Morgan Medicaid recipients’ needs are not being met.

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

The Young Automotive Group added a new dealership to their company with the purchase of Barber Brothers Ford, in Morgan, on Dec. 3, 2012. The new dealership will run under the name of Young Ford.

The Young Automotive Group added a new dealership to their company with the purchase of Barber Brothers Ford, in Morgan, on Dec. 3, 2012. The new dealership will run under the name of Young Ford.

December 18, 2012

Looking at some news articles that I wrote for The Morgan County News over 20 years ago, I found one about Kris Carrigan in the May 29, 1992, edition. He was one of the subjects of a segment, “Youth in the workforce.” 

Looking at some news articles that I wrote for The Morgan County News over 20 years ago, I found one about Kris Carrigan in the May 29, 1992, edition. He was one of the subjects of a segment, “Youth in the workforce.” 

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

On Nov. 13, the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education along with the Utah State Board of Education hosted the second annual Symposium on Social Studies and Civic Education in Utah Schools.  During this event, Lydia Nuttall of Mountain Green was presented with the 2012 Community Leader in Civic and Character Education award by Lt. Governor, Greg Bell.  

On Nov. 13, the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education along with the Utah State Board of Education hosted the second annual Symposium on Social Studies and Civic Education in Utah Schools.  During this event, Lydia Nuttall of Mountain Green was presented with the 2012 Community Leader in Civic and Character Education award by Lt. Governor, Greg Bell.

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 23, 2012

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”
~ Sir Matthew Barrie 
 

November 23, 2012

If you like Wood Creations, you are going to love the newest store on Commercial Street: Morgan Valley Crafts.  For some time now, many Morgan City Council meetings have been focused on revitalizing Commercial Street and we are starting to see the success of their hard work.

If you like Wood Creations, you are going to love the newest store on Commercial Street: Morgan Valley Crafts.  For some time now, many Morgan City Council meetings have been focused on revitalizing Commercial Street and we are starting to see the success of their hard work.

November 20, 2012

According to organizers, the Morgan County Fair this year was one of the best attended in as long as a decade.

According to organizers, the Morgan County Fair this year was one of the best attended in as long as a decade.
“The fair went well this year,” said Fair President Kris Krammer.  “We had a huge, huge attendance.”

November 10, 2012

George and Gwen Francis of Morgan will be honored for their 60th wedding anniversary by their children on Saturday Oct 27, with an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Field Street Church, 240 S. 300 W. in Morgan. The celebration will also be in honor of his 80th birthday. Family and friends are welcome. 

George and Gwen Francis of Morgan will be honored for their 60th wedding anniversary by their children on Saturday Oct 27, with an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Field Street Church, 240 S. 300 W. in Morgan. The celebration will also be in honor of his 80th birthday. Family and friends are welcome. 

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

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 3, 2012

After hiring a facilities director, the council unanimously voted to combine five departments and eliminate three supervisor positions.

After hiring a facilities director, the council unanimously voted to combine five departments and eliminate three supervisor positions.

November 3, 2012

The Sons of Utah Pioneers held their monthly dinner meeting featuring speaker Sheila Wilkinson along with her husband Mark Wilkinson.  Sheila presented a brief history of Devil’s Slide.  With Sheila’s bubbly personality, her presentation was very pleasant as well as informative.  

The Sons of Utah Pioneers held their monthly dinner meeting featuring speaker Sheila Wilkinson along with her husband Mark Wilkinson.  Sheila presented a brief history of Devil’s Slide.  With Sheila’s bubbly personality, her presentation was very pleasant as well as informative.  

November 1, 2012
continued from "Friends and family remember domestic violence victim"

**Hailey Kilburn Jones (cousin):
Marnie meant so much to me.  So many wonderful memories: her beautiful smile; her heart-felt giggles, giggles that came from her toes up; her one-of-a kind hugs, I always knew how much she loved me when she gave me one.  She wasn't just my cousin I was very close with, but my friend also.  All the fun Christmas Eves together as a family are great memories.  She was my protector growing up.  She was ALWAYS there when I needed her most; it's like she could sense that.  When my husband lost his job, she was the first one to my house to see how she could help.  She was so caring, loving, and giving.  I look back on her life and realize all the effort she put in to stay close and to know what was going on in our families’ lives.  She cared so much for everyone's well being.  I want to live my life by her example.  She had such a way of letting you know and feel how important you were to her and how much she loved you.  I see now how important it is to let people know how you feel about them.  You can't wait for tomorrow; do it today.  Marnie did that.  I never questioned what I meant to her.  Whether it was with words or deeds, I just knew how much I meant to her and how much she loved me.  She meant the world to me.  I love her with all my heart! She was kind and caring.  She loved unconditionally.  She always made you feel special.  She had a one-of-a-kind smile that truly did light up the room.  Her hugs were the kind of hugs that got you through until the next time you saw her again.  Most importantly, she was BEAUTIFUL inside and out.  She was always a protector and loved fiercely those closest to her.  Our Marn was just so special, she touched so many lives. She was an angel here on Earth to our family, and now she is our sweet angel in Heaven. 

**Hailey Kilburn Jones (cousin):

October 22, 2012

Mike Waite is the newest full-time Morgan County employee, accepting the newly created county facilities manager position.  When the job description was created in June, the Morgan County Council envisioned the position would oversee the county’s parks, road, weed, fairgrounds, and building and grounds departments.

October 11, 2012

In the middle of real estate negotiations with the Morgan County School District, Morgan County officials said they were wrongly cut off.

 
In the middle of real estate negotiations with the Morgan County School District, Morgan County officials said they were wrongly cut off.

October 11, 2012

OnTimeBus helps parents and students keep track of regular bus rides to and from school, as well as extracurricular rides that take place throughout the day.  With little effort, children can track where the bus is and how soon it will be at their stop.  This can decrease morning tension and help ensure the children make it on time to their bus stop with minimal waiting.  This means different things to different people.  

OnTimeBus helps parents and students keep track of regular bus rides to and from school, as well as extracurricular rides that take place throughout the day.  With little effort, children can track where the bus is and how soon it will be at their stop.  This can decrease morning tension and help ensure the children make it on time to their bus stop with mi

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 4, 2012

The Morgan County Council has agreed with moving forward on hiring someone to help with the county’s economic development goals.
"We have difficulties in the county," Councilman Lyle Nelson said. "We are hailed as the county that is difficult to do business in, or get a business started in. I have heard horror stories of those that gave up trying."
He said the answer to turning that around is to hire at least a part-time economic development director or consultant.
"We need someone on our side that can actively recruit," Nelson said. "We need to put some money into someone here consistently that answers the phone."

 
 
 
The Morgan County Council has agreed with moving forward on hiring someone to help with the county’s economic development goals.

October 4, 2012

The Morgan County Council has agreed to purchase the former bus garage on State Street from the Morgan County School District for an undisclosed amount to be paid over a three-year period.
The facility will be used as storage for various county equipment including sheriff department and emergency vehicles. Presently, a majority of such equipment, valued at several hundred thousand dollars, is stored outside and subject to weather deterioration.
Chairwoman Tina Kelley cast one of two opposing votes, saying the county had other financial priorities such as replacing a boiler for the county building.

The Morgan County Council has agreed to purchase the former bus garage on State Street from the Morgan County School District for an undisclosed amount to be paid over a three-year period.

October 4, 2012
Morgan, Mountain Green firefighters join forces with outside crews to battle blaze

Just after noon on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012, Austin Larson was working at the rock pit in Mountain Green when he heard an unusual noise across the street that got his attention. When he confirmed there was smoke he quickly went to the Mountain Green fire Station, where he works as a volunteer fire fighter. Larson retrieved the fire engine and made his way back the short distance to the home to find that the fire was already fully evolved. By this time calls were coming in from a postal worker who was in the area, a 1st Bank employee from the bank next to the house, and others who viewed the smoke and flames.
As the house burned firefighters from surrounding areas were called in including two trucks from Weber County and a ladder truck from South Ogden. Brush trucks helped with a grass fire that spread behind 1st Bank, Mountain Green Branch. Twenty-eight fire fighters worked on the blaze before they were able to stop it around 4 p.m. The house continued to smolder until about 6 p.m. A crew remained at the scene overnight and was able to control two or three flare ups during the night, reported Dave Rich, Morgan County fire chief.

Just after noon on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012, Austin Larson was working at the rock pit in Mountain Green when he heard an unusual noise across the street that got his attention. When he confirmed there was smoke he quickly went to the Mountain Green fire Station, where he works as a volunteer fire fighter.

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

Croydon, Utah - Holcim Devil’s Slide Plant Manager Keith Krugh and Northern Utah United Way Director Ben Johnson have teamed up with AmeriCorps to assist students in the Morgan School District with reading and math skills.  This program has the potential of bringing literally dozens of community volunteers into the Morgan and Mountain Green Elementary Schools on a regular basis.

Croydon, Utah - Holcim Devil’s Slide Plant Manager Keith Krugh and Northern Utah United Way Director Ben Johnson have teamed up with AmeriCorps to assist students in the Morgan School District with reading and math skills.  This program has the potential of bringing literally dozens of community volunteers into the Morgan and Mountain Green Elementary Schools on a regular basis.

August 16, 2012

Soon after parents buy the new school clothes, pack the backpacks, and pay registration fees, they will be facing another school-related expense: new taxes.  On a split 3-2 vote, the Morgan County School Board narrowly passed a tax that will increase the property tax on a $200,000 home $14.96 a year. 

Soon after parents buy the new school clothes, pack the backpacks, and pay registration fees, they will be facing another school-related expense: new taxes.  On a split 3-2 vote, the Morgan County School Board narrowly passed a tax that will increase the property tax on a $200,000 home $14.96 a year. 

August 16, 2012

In the throws of budget turmoil, the Morgan County School District is motivated to sell its old bus garage property on State Street. Superintendent Ken Adams said there has been interest in outside parties purchasing the commercial property, including renewed interest from Morgan County.  The school board went into executive session Tuesday to discuss real estate negotiations with the county.  They planned to have something in writing for the Morgan County Council to consider during their Aug. 21 meeting.

Sale of old bus garage discussed

August 13, 2012

Louis Charles Lucido, 59, passed Aug. 1, 2012. He was born Nov. 20, 1952 in Santa Monica, CA., to Stanley and Ruth Lucido. 

Louis Charles Lucido, 59, passed Aug. 1, 2012. He was born Nov. 20, 1952 in Santa Monica, CA., to Stanley and Ruth Lucido. 

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.  

August 13, 2012

Local organizing committees and host cities for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah are looking to fill 2,000 volunteer positions this year for the August 7-12, 2012 professional cycling event. Course marshals are still needed in Morgan County for stages 1 and 3 as well as course marshals for stage 4 at the finish area near the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City.  Individuals can join by completing an application online at the official web site, www.tourofutah.com/volunteer.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and are required to sign a waiver.

Local organizing committees and host cities for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah are looking to fill 2,000 volunteer positions this year for the August 7-12, 2012 professional cycling event.

August 13, 2012

Ron and Julie Johnston of Morgan are excited to announce the marriage of their daughter, Katie Johnston, to Daniel Case, son of Sharon and the late David Case of Hutto, Texas.  They will be married on August 4, 2012, in the Bountiful LDS Temple.  A reception will be held that evening in their honor at the Rock Church in Morgan from 6 pm to 8 pm.   

Ron and Julie Johnston of Morgan are excited to announce the marriage of their daughter, Katie Johnston, to Daniel Case, son of Sharon and the late David Case of Hutto, Texas.  They will be married on August 4, 2012, in the Bountiful LDS Temple.  A reception will be held that evening in their honor at the Rock Church in Morgan from 6 pm to 8 pm.  &nbsp

July 30, 2012

Pamala Sutton Bindrup has lived in Utah since she was 5 years old—first in Washington Terrace and then Mountain Green.   She and her three sisters were raised in the Terrace.  Her father was a linotype operator for the Standard-Examiner.  She remembers when she was a child going down to the newspaper office, and he would run a slug with her name on it which could be printed with ink.  When computers replaced linotypes, her father retired.  She said that the keyboard for the linotype was totally different than a computer keyboard. Her mother managed S & H Green Stamps, which was on Harrison Blvd.

Pamala Sutton Bindrup has lived in Utah since she was 5 years old—first in Washington Terrace and then Mountain Green.

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 23, 2012

The Morgan School District’s financial situation is so complicated, it is going to take a combination of many options to solve, or even squeak by from year to year, school board members agreed.  The solution rests on raising taxes, a voted leeway, and possibly even more cuts that could directly affect the classroom.

The Morgan School District’s financial situation is so complicated, it is going to take a combination of many options to solve, or even squeak by from year to year, school board members agreed.  The solution rests on raising taxes, a voted leeway, and possibly even more cuts that could directly affect the classroom.

July 18, 2012

The cement plant in Croydon, built in 1904, has been a major part of our community for over a century.  The name has changed several times over the course of the last 100 years.  

The cement plant in Croydon, built in 1904, has been a major part of our community for over a century.  The name has changed several times over the course of the last 100 years.  

July 18, 2012

The county will pay to immunize employees that deal with “blood situations” against Hepatitis B. 

County to pay for employee immunizations
The county will pay to immunize employees that deal with “blood situations” against Hepatitis B. 

July 18, 2012

With the help of city employees a 4’ x 14’ montage trekked from the courthouse to its new home in the Morgan County Library.   The montage was hung at its new location on Saturday, June 23, in order to provide a safe place for more people to view.  After 14 years on display at the courthouse, the Morgan Historical Society decided to bring it a little closer to their home.  The montage is now hanging inside the library in the southeast corner outside of the historical society office.  The space provides the perfect area for the work to be appreciated.  Prominently hanging high on the wall, the montage is safe from any little hands that may pass by.

With the help of city employees a 4’ x 14’ montage trekked from the courthouse to its new home in the Morgan County Library.

July 6, 2012

Setting goals can help people move forward in their lives; however, one of the main reasons for not meeting goals is not having a doable plan. A goal should be SMART -- specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely with a plan to achieve it. Consider these ideas when setting weight loss goals. 

Setting goals can help people move forward in their lives; however, one of the main reasons for not meeting goals is not having a doable plan. A goal should be SMART -- specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely with a plan to achieve it. Consider these ideas when setting weight loss goals. 

July 6, 2012

This last week the Queen of England celebrated 60 years on the throne with a Diamond Jubilee.  She has now served longer than any other monarch since Queen Victoria, who reined for 63 years.  Many residents of Morgan have English ancestry.

This last week the Queen of England celebrated 60 years on the throne with a Diamond Jubilee.  She has now served longer than any other monarch since Queen Victoria, who reined for 63 years.  Many residents of Morgan have English ancestry.

July 6, 2012

 
Generating Income in a Low Interest Rate Environment
If you’re getting ready to retire or are currently retired I’m sure you are well aware that we are in an environment with record low interest rates.  You have probably been to a bank or credit union and have asked them what type of investments they have that can provide you an income now that you aren’t working, I’m guessing you were a bit disappointed.

Generating Income in a Low Interest Rate Environment

July 6, 2012

 
Goldenwest Credit Union was named the 2012 Utah “Best of State” medal winner in the credit union category for the fifth consecutive year. The Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in a vast array of industry sectors including business, education, hospitality, retail, and technology. 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.

Goldenwest Credit Union was named the 2012 Utah “Best of State” medal winner in the credit union category for the fifth consecutive year. The Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in a vast array of industry sectors including business, education, hospitality, retail, and technology.

July 6, 2012

Saturday, July 14, at 6 p.m., Morgan City will be bringing you a free concert at Riverside Park. The concert will feature Amy Oaks Baker, daughter of Dallin H. Oaks.  Grammy nominated artist Jenny Oaks Baker is one of America’s most accomplished violinists.  She received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York.

Saturday, July 14, at 6 p.m., Morgan City will be bringing you a free concert at Riverside Park. The concert will feature Amy Oaks Baker, daughter of Dallin H. Oaks.  Grammy nominated artist Jenny Oaks Baker is one of America’s most accomplished violinists.  She received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York.

July 6, 2012

Two weeks after voting to delay a property tax increase, the Morgan County School Board is reconsidering.  They have set a July 12 date to hold a public meeting, where they may vote to move forward with raising taxes as early as this November in order to build a contingency fund into the district’s budget.

 
Two weeks after voting to delay a property tax increase, the Morgan County School Board is reconsidering.  They have set a July 12 date to hold a public meeting, where they may vote to move forward with raising taxes as early as this November in order to build a contingency fund into the district’s budget.

July 6, 2012

Although the Morgan County School Board voted to dip into pay-as-you-go funds to balance the “bare bones” budget this year, they are promising the tax payers a tax increase next year.

 
Although the Morgan County School Board voted to dip into pay-as-you-go funds to balance the “bare bones” budget this year, they are promising the tax payers a tax increase next year.

July 6, 2012

The Morgan School District is developing a new policy governing fund-raising and donations.  Not only does it put restrictions on the type of fund-raising allowed in schools, it also protects local merchants and assigns guidelines for vendors and advertisers wishing to solicit students and district employees.

The Morgan School District is developing a new policy governing fund-raising and donations.  Not only does it put restrictions on the type of fund-raising allowed in schools, it also protects local merchants and assigns guidelines for vendors and advertisers wishing to solicit students and district employees.

July 6, 2012

District employees are racked with cuts, and the school board is threatening an inevitable tax increase.  But where did things go wrong?

District employees are racked with cuts, and the school board is threatening an inevitable tax increase.  But where did things go wrong?

July 6, 2012

 
The school district is in financial trouble, enough that two top administrators are doing something drastic to save costs.
Superintendent Ken Adams announced his retirement, effective April 16, 2013.  The state retirement board has already approved the move, Adams said.

The school district is in financial trouble, enough that two top administrators are doing something drastic to save costs.
Superintendent Ken Adams announced his retirement, effective April 16, 2013.  The state retirement board has already approved the move, Adams said.

July 5, 2012

   Leon LaMadeleine is 70 years old.  Forty years ago, he recalls the lower incidence of disease.  Today, it seems, when he calls his relatives, something bad is happening.  Someone has cancer, has had a heart attack, has pancreatitis or kidney problems, has a child with autism, or has lost a job. 

 
   Leon LaMadeleine is 70 years old.  Forty years ago, he recalls the lower incidence of disease.  Today, it seems, when he calls his relatives, something bad is happening.  Someone has cancer, has had a heart attack, has pancreatitis or kidney problems, has a child with autism, or has lost a job. 

June 5, 2012

There have been several new additions to the Morgan County News and Jennifer Vesper is one of them.  She is excited to be a part of the newspaper staff and hopes to make a difference in the community through her new position.

There have been several new additions to the Morgan County News and Jennifer Vesper is one of them.  She is excited to be a part of the newspaper staff and hopes to make a difference in the community through her new position.

June 5, 2012

The Morgan County Council approved studying the reorganization of several departments, including the parks, road, weed, fairgrounds, and building and grounds departments.

The Morgan County Council approved studying the reorganization of several departments, including the parks, road, weed, fairgrounds, and building and grounds departments.

June 5, 2012

 “Good people of Morgan Elementary School. We live in a great nation full of opportunity, full of optimism, full of hope”, begins JA Biztown mayor Nate Preslar. “ In recent months I believe that our freedoms and liberties have been slowly deteriorating. Unemployment is rising, the income gap is growing, and men and women march on Washington D.C. in protest. Yes, the Dow has dropped tremendously, and in Greece, Neo Nazis are gaining political power. The world and its future may appear bleak to you. Don’t give up. Coming to J.A. Biztown, you may see a town that is insignificant, that is just another fieldtrip. I on the other hand, see a town of hope, a town of prosperity, a town of promise, and a town of opportunity waiting for us. Students don’t believe the future is bleak, where others see disparity, I see opportunity. How do we harness this opportunity? We start today! I believe in America and the free market.  I believe in competition and hard work, and I believe in you! Don’t give up, there is opportunity awaiting us in life and in this town. God bless you, and God bless America!”

June 5, 2012

According to Morgan County’s new employee handbook, hourly employees cannot be forced to volunteer.  Councilman Robert Kilmer questioned if this could mean that supervisors should not ask their employees to volunteer at the annual county fair.

No pressure for county employees to volunteer

According to Morgan County’s new employee handbook, hourly employees cannot be forced to volunteer.  Councilman Robert Kilmer questioned if this could mean that supervisors should not ask their employees to volunteer at the annual county fair.

May 31, 2012

“The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle…If there is no struggle, there is no progress.  Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.”

May 31, 2012

Approximately 20 percent of Morgan County’s 4,000 addresses need fixing, contributing to a headache for dispatch and emergency service crews.

Approximately 20 percent of Morgan County’s 4,000 addresses need fixing, contributing to a headache for dispatch and emergency service crews.

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 Morgan Chamber of Commerce met on Thursday, April 26.  The presentation focused on the services of the NorthFront Business Recourse Center whose grand opening was yesterday.  Steve Cloward from the DATC NorthFront BRC spoke to the chamber and presented the opportunities for Morgan businesses offered by the center.

The Morgan Chamber of Commerce met on Thursday, April 26.  The presentation focused on the services of the NorthFront Business Recourse Center whose grand opening was yesterday.  Steve Cloward from the DATC NorthFront BRC spoke to the chamber and presented the opportunities for Morgan businesses offered by the center.

May 12, 2012

Just when it seems that only negative headlines prevail, business corruption is increasing and a ‘survival of the fittes’t mindset seems the reality of the world, Salt Lake City RIGS brings the refreshing and sometimes surprising hope that perhaps we are getting some things right after all. 

Just when it seems that only negative headlines prevail, business corruption is increasing and a ‘survival of the fittes’t mindset seems the reality of the world, Salt Lake City RIGS brings the refreshing and sometimes surprising hope that perhaps we are getting some things right after all. 

May 5, 2012

Morgan School District (MSD) employees had an opportunity this year to be involved in a new wellness program. A wellness committee was formed last year before school started to decide how to motivate the employees to incorporate healthy habits into their life. The committee decided to adopt a similar program developed by the Wasatch School District. The name of the program is “Seven Steps in Seven Months: Healthier Habits = Healthier You”.  The goal of the committee for this year was to unite and encourage the employees of Morgan School District to improve overall health and wellness.

By MMS PE teacher & Director of Wellness Program

April 28, 2012

Barbara Anderson has been at the heart of the Weber State University Morgan Center since the office opened in the summer of 2001.  She has seen incredible growth in the classes and services offered during the time she has been director. She is retiring from her position as the Director of the WSU Morgan Center and as an employee of Weber State University this spring after 11 years.  Pam Carter will be the new director of the center.

April 21, 2012

The new transportation facility open house and dedication will be held Tuesday, April 10 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at 94 South Commercial Street.  The open house will run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. with tours being given by members of the transportation department.  The dedication will begin at 6 p.m. and will be conducted by the Board of Education.

The new transportation facility open house and dedication will be held Tuesday, April 10 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at 94 South Commercial Street.  The open house will run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. with tours being given by members of the transportation department.  The dedication will begin at 6 p.m. and will be conducted by the Board of Education.

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

Several months ago, for his Eagle Scout project, Carson Rupe sent out a flyer to the Mountain Green community, to collect toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss and drugstore eye glasses for Haiti.  Some of these items were dropped off at his house, and he picked up others.  All in all, he gathered three big boxes full of dental floss, toothpaste and toothbrushes for a dental team (part of the Haiti Healthcare Initiative) to give to patients.  Part of the HHI project was to teach Haitians how to brush and floss, since the rate of dental problems is so high. For his Eagle project, Carson also gathered a number of reading glasses, and enough cash contributions to purchase over 60 more pairs of reading glasses.

March 31, 2012

This time of year April Matthews and her oldest daughters, Naomi and Kiley, become a little more visible as they ring the doorbell of hundreds of Morgan homes delivering the long standing tradition of Samoas and Thin Mints.  

This time of year April Matthews and her oldest daughters, Naomi and Kiley, become a little more visible as they ring the doorbell of hundreds of Morgan homes delivering the long standing tradition of Samoas and Thin Mints.  

March 31, 2012

Gertrude Evelyn Koemel McEwen, age 86, passed away March 12, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Syracuse, surrounded by all her children.  She was born January 18, 1926 in Robstown, Texas to Walter Adolph Koemel and Clara Wilhelmina Magdalena Steger Koemel.  She married Earl James McEwen, December 2, 1944.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  She and Earl moved with their growing family from Texas to several places in Utah and Idaho settling in Ogden, Utah until moving to Mt. Green, Utah for retirement.  

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).

February 18, 2012

Words to live by: When in Bob and Rozann’s home you may read an inspirational thought or two such as: “Glance backward....Look heavenward....Reach outward.....Press onward....” by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church.

Words to live by: When in Bob and Rozann’s home you may read an inspirational thought or two such as: “Glance backward....Look heavenward....Reach outward.....Press onward....” by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church.

February 18, 2012

Words to live by: When in Bob and Rozann’s home you may read an inspirational thought or two such as: “Glance backward....Look heavenward....Reach outward.....Press onward....” by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church.

Words to live by: When in Bob and Rozann’s home you may read an inspirational thought or two such as: “Glance backward....Look heavenward....Reach outward.....Press onward....” by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church.

February 4, 2012

CarDell and Joan Mortensen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on February 3rd• They were married in the Morgan Stake Center by Raymond Larsen, and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.

 

CarDell and Joan Mortensen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on February 3rd• They were married in the Morgan Stake Center by Raymond Larsen, and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.

February 4, 2012

The Chamber of Commerce has been working extremely hard for the past year in getting an Economic Development plan in place to best assist businesses in Morgan.

The Chamber of Commerce has been working extremely hard for the past year in getting an Economic Development plan in place to best assist businesses in Morgan.

January 16, 2012

 

Council Business:

Member Kilmer reported that the recreation board is working with City Council member Ray Little to install safety netting at the ball parks.  

Council Business:

Member Kilmer reported that the recreation board is working with City Council member Ray Little to install safety netting at the ball parks.  

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.

December 29, 2011

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without packages, boxes or bags.  And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore.  Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.  What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store?  What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.  ~Dr Seuss

December 29, 2011

Wanda and Jim Judy moved to Morgan Dec 1, 1977 and, one year later to the day, moved into their current home.  Wanda and Jim  have five children: Tiffany Hogge, Brant Judy, Keri Lyn Barr, Joelle Taylor, and Jessica Terry. And they currently have thirteen grandchildren.

 

December 29, 2011

As the clock ticks towards the release of the 1940 census, FamilySearch released new information on how they plan to produce a free version of the census, both index and images.  They said the following:

As the clock ticks towards the release of the 1940 census, FamilySearch released new information on how they plan to produce a free version of the census, both index and images.  They said the following:

December 29, 2011

It is often said that watching or reading the news of the day can be a depressing experience because the majority of it is negative.  The Morgan County News is usually an exception to this perception of the media.  For the most part, the pages of this newspaper are filled with positive stories about the events occurring in the county; celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries, academic and athletic achievements, and many reports of people doing good and bettering the community.

December 29, 2011

What does it mean to be honest? It means to be truthful in all you do and say, and to be be truthful with others, including yourself. Even when you tell the truth in admitting you did something wrong, it solves the problem much better. 

December 10, 2011

A part-time employee of the Morgan School District was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, November 29.  Morgan City resident  Josie Foster, was arrested and charged with two counts of residential burglary for theft of prescription drugs. She was also charged with misdemeanor theft. County Attorney Jan Farris is currently looking at multiple cases relating to the arrest.  

 

December 2, 2011

Last week, after reports to the administration of potential inappropriate behavior, the school administration placed a part-time employee on administrative leave, pending results of criminal investigation by the sheriff’s office. The administration then engaged an independent review by a third party to ensure that their actions were appropriate and legal.

 

November 19, 2011

Serving on the School Board is a privilege and an honor.  I believe it would be beneficial to share a few things about School Board governance that may affect the way the community interacts with the Board and the Administration.

 

Serving on the School Board is a privilege and an honor.  I believe it would be beneficial to share a few things about School Board governance that may affect the way the community interacts with the Board and the Administration.

Board and Administration

November 19, 2011

George and Carol Lancaster were both born in 1947, no more than one city away from each other; George was born in Murray, Carol in Salt Lake.  George was raised in Crescent, attended and graduated from Jordan High School while Carol attended three different high schools, Olympus, Hillcrest, and graduated from Cyprus; her family moved around to different areas of Salt Lake.  It was in the ninth grade when they finally met each other.  George sat behind her in Social Studies class. Carol and George had become such good friends that as Carol was moving around, George was always making sure he found her so they could keep in touch.  Over the course of four or five years these two occasionally dated, corresponded by letters back and forth and developed a very close relationship.  This close relationship, in fact, later resulted in marriage in the year 1966. 

 

November 19, 2011

Last week I wrote about remembering to forget.  This week is about not forgetting to remember.  Veteran’s Day has passed for another year, but that doesn’t mean we stop honoring those who gave and give their lives in the service of our country and any other country seeking true freedom.  They are heroes and their sacrifices and service deserve more than any medal could symbolize.  They should be honored every day we are free to wake up and live our lives.

 

November 7, 2011

This edition marks the one hundredth issue published since Anne and I purchased The Morgan County News in November of 2009.  It has been an interesting, educational, and enjoyable ride.

Running a local newspaper in a town with only a small number of businesses is challenging.  For many years the newspaper has been on the edge of survival.  Since 1923 it has been a labor of love for the publishers who have owned the newspaper.

This edition marks the one hundredth issue published since Anne and I purchased The Morgan County News in November of 2009.  It has been an interesting, educational, and enjoyable ride.

November 1, 2011

Garth Day appeared before Judge Dee Benson on Tuesday for sentencing.  Judge Benson first invited Day’s attorney to speak.  Day’s attorney, Brad Smith spoke and requested that the court deviate from the recommended sentence.  He asserted that when Day came to him on August 27 of 2010 he was a “broken man…He had in effect sold his self respect and honor for money…I have watched him take difficult steps to restore his honor,” said Smith.  Smith asserted that Day had come forward voluntarily once he felt that discovery was imminent, but that he had revealed the full nature of his crimes beyond what was going to be immediately discovered, including a bank loan and a letter of credit of which the county was not yet aware.  

 

November 1, 2011

 

“Zanadu, which means the idyllic place,” explained co-owner, Amy Dickson, she found the name in a dictionary online.

When looking online Zanadu isn’t listed but Xanadu is, this rhymes with Zanadu and definition is an idyllic, exotic, luxurious place. Also found Zanadoo is a website, which has “private offers” on shoes, clothing, and various accessories but is not affiliated with the store.

 

“Zanadu, which means the idyllic place,” explained co-owner, Amy Dickson, she found the name in a dictionary online.

October 25, 2011

We are fortunate to live and work in a community where there is no shortage of parental and overall community support for our schools. An example of this type of support occurs in each school through their community councils. In 1999, the Utah legislature established the School Land Trust Program and with it School Community Councils (SCC). 

 

We are fortunate to live and work in a community where there is no shortage of parental and overall community support for our schools. An example of this type of support occurs in each school through their community councils. In 1999, the Utah legislature established the School Land Trust Program and with it School Community Councils (SCC). 

October 25, 2011

 

Roots Hair Salon will celebrate their grand re-opening on Sat. Oct. 29, 2011. 

Roots was started three years ago by long time Morgan resident, Janica Ricettes.

 

Roots Hair Salon will celebrate their grand re-opening on Sat. Oct. 29, 2011. 

Roots was started three years ago by long time Morgan resident, Janica Ricettes.

October 25, 2011

Jeff Wardell was appointed to the Morgan City Council on July 28, 2009 to fill the vacant seat left by the resignation of Dave Larsen after he moved to Mountain Green.  Wardell is a lifetime resident of Morgan.  He was born here and went to school here.  He married his high school sweetheart from Morgan and raised three daughters here.  He has deep roots in the community and a love for the City and County.  Wardell says, “It’s peaceful.  I love driving up to Morgan from the mouth of the canyon every evening … it’s beautiful.”

 

October 6, 2011

Holcim Cement Plant in Crodyon began Tuesday with its typical routine.  Employees were crossing the plant with their usual responsibilities, and drivers were picking up loads of cement to transport to various destinations.  As employees and customers moved about their normal routine, one truck was not expected.  

 

October 6, 2011

Recently Holcim’s Devil’s Slide cement plant was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s esteemed Energy Star.  This is the fourth Consecutive year our hometown plant has been given this award.

 

September 30, 2011

Amy Petersen Jensen graduated from Morgan High School in 1986 along with 107 other students of that class.  Throughout her four years of attending MHS, Jensen had many successes and was acknowledged on several occasions for her academic achievements.

 

September 30, 2011

The mission statement of the Common Core is as follows: The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

 

September 15, 2011

The county received a report on 2010 finances from their independent auditor.  The auditor reviewed the county’s revenue and expenditures and provided comment on controls and policies in the county government.  The provided comment on the status of the theft from Morgan County by the former council administrator, Garth Day.

 

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 4, 2011

Often the past has a way of sounding better than it was.  Recently, some have lamented that the good old days of education were better than today.  I suggest that we investigate the good old days of education, and you be the judge.

 

August 4, 2011

The 1st Morgan Valley Marathon, half marathon and 5K has come and gone.  With  650 runners, many volunteers, great sponsors and wonderful community support- this race was a huge success.  The Biggest Little Marathon in Utah has definitely made its mark!   All the comments from the runners were positive and encouraging. “Very organized, especially for a first race”  “The best Aid Stations and volunteers ever!”  “Beautiful, amazing course”  “Great medals, shirts and bags”  “Fun Prizes”  “We’ll run this race every year”  were just a few of the comments made.  

 

August 4, 2011

Mark and Lauri Robinson are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Anné.  She will marry Justin Jay Riches, son of Joel and Robin Riches, on Thursday, August 11th in the Salt Lake Temple.  A garden reception honoring the couple will be held that evening at the Riches residence in Henefer.

 

July 21, 2011

Dr. Vern Kilbourn is a long time resident of Morgan and Morgan’s first Chiropractor. He was the first Chiropractor to ever be issued a business liscence in Morgan County. He is a 2nd generation chiropractor in his family, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Ozias (nicknamed “Banz”) to the community. His grandfather who was a graduate of Palmer Chiropractic School in Davenport Iowa, had finished his graduate degree, but was not allowed to practice because he didn’t have a high school diploma, and the state required a high school diploma to practice, yet he already received his doctorate degree. His grandfather was not allowed to be “grandfathered” into the practice, and not allowed to charge for his services, even after he had obtained a doctorate degree. His grandfather practiced for free in the community and offered many hours of unpaid service to help others.

 

June 30, 2011

 

Public Hearing Opening and Adjusting the Current Year Budget

John Lynn – Lynn asked a question about the city’s shortfall vs revenues that had previously been reported.  The council confirmed that they had made adjustments to cover the shortfall.

 

Public Hearing Opening and Adjusting the Current Year Budget

June 30, 2011

It was a somber atmosphere in the courtroom as Garth Day entered with his attorney, Amy Hugie.  As U.S. Magistrate Judge Samuel Alba read each one of the six charges aloud to him, Day responded with a weak and barely audible whisper.  With each charge presented to the defendant, the judge confirmed that Day understood it and also , understood that the government is required to prove their case against him beyond a reasonable doubt.  Day was also informed that if he changed his plea to guilty, he would waive his rights to a trial and therefore relieve the government from having to prove their case.  In each case Day responded in the affirmative.

 

June 16, 2011

 

On Friday June 10 two pilots met together, on a beautiful sunny day at the Morgan Airport, to fulfill a dream for both.  WWII pilot, veteran, and long time resident of Morgan, Don Anderton was met by a young pilot from Bountiful named Shawn Socha. 

 

 

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.

 

March 26, 2011

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. 

February 18, 2011

 

Sheriff Breshears has had many challenges in his first two weeks in office.  As he took office he was already faced with a department poised to hire four new officers to fill vacancies left by officers who had left to pursue higher pay, to replace his position, and to evaluate potential replacements for an officer on leave.  He had stated in his campaign that his goal was to persuade the county council to raise the pay for officers to try to head off the turnover problem faced by the department.

 

February 18, 2011

 

Morgan City took action this week to close the gap on the budget shortfall the city is facing.  The city is working to address a situation where incoming revenues were $300,000 below expenditures.

 

Morgan City took action this week to close the gap on the budget shortfall the city is facing.  The city is working to address a situation where incoming revenues were $300,000 below expenditures.  

February 10, 2011

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

Public Comment
Larry Hatch thanked all of the council for their service.  He requested that the council consider carefully the appointment of a chairman.

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

Public Comment
Larry Hatch thanked all of the council for their service.  He requested that the council consider carefully the appointment of a chairman.

County Council Business

January 19, 2011

Elsie Marjorie Luckey Mortenson 89, returned to her Heavenly father January 16, 2011. 

Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan, Thursday, January 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 and Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 at the Porterville Church with Funeral Services following at 11:30.

Internment, South Morgan Cemetery

Elsie Marjorie Luckey Mortenson 89, returned to her Heavenly father January 16, 2011.  She was born in Ogden, Utah on May 4, 1921 to James Willis Luckey and Elsie Fry Tonks.  
Marge married the love of her life Forrest Wayne Mortenson on September 13, 1937.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 6, 1949.  

January 1, 2011

Donna Vee was born in Coalville, Utah in the house she was raised in. Her parents were Katie LaRue Lamb and George (Ted) Edward Bowen.
Donna had five brothers and four sisters. Her two oldest brothers and her oldest sister have passed away.

Donna Vee was born in Coalville, Utah in the house she was raised in. Her parents were Katie LaRue Lamb and George (Ted) Edward Bowen.
Donna had five brothers and four sisters. Her two oldest brothers and her oldest sister have passed away.

January 1, 2011

Story number nine is Rod Haslam.  When The Morgan County News did our first interview with Haslam we considered what title to give the article.  After talking about it and considering it we determined to title it “Big Hearted Haslam”.

January 1, 2011

The number one story for Morgan County in 2010 was Garth Day.  It seemed that the council administrator position brought controversy with him from the beginning.  First, the position of council administrator, and then the person filling the position became controversial.

The number one story for Morgan County in 2010 was Garth Day.  It seemed that the council administrator position brought controversy with him from the beginning.  First, the position of council administrator, and then the person filling the position became controversial.

December 31, 2010

Last Saturday, Barber Brothers Ford decided to give an early Christmas present to Morgan residents.   In appreciation for the record setting business year at the local dealership they decided to offer free oil changes to county residents.

Last Saturday, Barber Brothers Ford decided to give an early Christmas present to Morgan residents.   In appreciation for the record setting business year at the local dealership they decided to offer free oil changes to county residents.

December 31, 2010

December 21, 2010

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

December 21, 2010

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

Michael Brown – Surrey Lane as a County Road

December 31, 2010

It was the last county council meeting for council members Sunday, Lundgren, and chairman Creager.  The next council meeting will be in the new year and will see a new council seated and a new chairman chosen.  The council thanked those who were leaving for their service and Chairman Creager took a moment to share his thoughts at the end of his service.  The following are Chairman Creager’s parting remarks to the county:

December 31, 2010

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

December 14, 2010

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

December 14, 2010

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

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

December 14, 2010

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

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

December 13, 2010

 “I have the best job in the world,” exclaimed Tracy Kummer, Morgan Community Services Director who oversees the Morgan Food Pantry.  She explains that “service is the best thing in the world and I’m grateful to the county for this opportunity.”
When coming to meet with Tracy first time, one may be nervous or hesitant about being there.

 “I have the best job in the world,” exclaimed Tracy Kummer, Morgan Community Services Director who oversees the Morgan Food Pantry.  She explains that “service is the best thing in the world and I’m grateful to the county for this opportunity.”
When coming to meet with Tracy first time, one may be nervous or hesitant about being there.

December 13, 2010

When I was younger it was not unusual to hear someone on the playground assert, “It’s a free country!” This was usually done when they were doing something that was not quite right, but they wanted to do it anyway. As I have grown older I have discovered that there is often a misperception of the freedoms we enjoy.

When I was younger it was not unusual to hear someone on the playground assert, “It’s a free country!” This was usually done when they were doing something that was not quite right, but they wanted to do it anyway. As I have grown older I have discovered that there is often a misperception of the freedoms we enjoy.

November 12, 2010

Rhonda Kippen is the newest member of the Morgan County Council.  Kippen was appointed by the council to finish the term of Rodney Haslam after he resigned for health reasons.

Rhonda Kippen is the newest member of the Morgan County Council.  Kippen was appointed by the council to finish the term of Rodney Haslam after he resigned for health reasons.

November 12, 2010

We recently completed ‘mid-term’ elections.  As usual Morgan citizens responded well with a relatively high percentage turn out.  As a community we, like the rest of the nation, were mostly focused on the national scene.  It is, after all, what we see and hear in the news.  Unfortunately, sometimes we do not pay as close attention to what is going on in our own county as we should. 

November 9, 2010

The council met on Wednesday morning and appointed Rhonda Kippen to the county council. Member Karen Sunday moved that Kippen be appointed and Member Al Lundgren seconded the motion. Kippen was appointed with Member Sunday, Lundgren, Kelley, and Hansen voting in favor and Member Mathews and Chairman Creager opposing.

The council met on Wednesday morning and appointed Rhonda Kippen to the county council. Member Karen Sunday moved that Kippen be appointed and Member Al Lundgren seconded the motion. Kippen was appointed with Member Sunday, Lundgren, Kelley, and Hansen voting in favor and Member Mathews and Chairman Creager opposing.

November 8, 2010

In the county council meeting on Tuesday night, the council considered applicants for the district four council position. This position was recently vacated by Member Rod Haslam, who is suffering with health problems. The applicants were Fred Jacobson, Jim Jones, and Ronda Kippen.
Jacobson, Jones and Kippen appeared together before the council and answered questions. The candidates began with a summary of themselves and their qualifications.

In the county council meeting on Tuesday night, the council considered applicants for the district four council position. This position was recently vacated by Member Rod Haslam, who is suffering with health problems. The applicants were Fred Jacobson, Jim Jones, and Ronda Kippen.

November 8, 2010

 Holcim (US) Inc., one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, is pleased to announce that its Devil’s Slide plant located in Morgan, Utah recently celebrated six years without a lost time injury. The total number of hours worked during the six years without an injury causing an employee to be out of work is 1,286,614.

 Holcim (US) Inc., one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, is pleased to announce that its Devil’s Slide plant located in Morgan, Utah recently celebrated six years without a lost time injury. The total number of hours worked during the six years without an injury causing an employee to be out of work is 1,286,614.

October 24, 2010

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

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews
Public Comment
Lyle Nelson – Nelson had previously come before the council about striping. He observed that this work is moving forward and thanked the council and the county for taking action on the striping.

October 24, 2010

Valerie Kelley is the owner whose name appears on one of the community’s long time and well-known businesses in Morgan City...   The small-town quaintness and invitingly cheerful store sits front and center on State Street greeting all those who enter Morgan City after exiting Interstate 84. 

Valerie Kelley is the owner whose name appears on one of the community’s long time and well-known businesses in Morgan City...   The small-town quaintness and invitingly cheerful store sits front and center on State Street greeting all those who enter Morgan City after exiting Interstate 84.  

October 24, 2010

This election year is one in which voters are being asked to consider several changes to the Utah State Constitution. As voters enter the voting booth in eleven days they will find four constitutional amendments on the ballot.

October 24, 2010

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” Chinese Proverb
Often when a teacher tells students about a new concept, the student has a hard time remembering what they heard.  When a teacher explains the new concept and demonstrates the concept, there is a greater probability that the concept will stick with the student.

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” Chinese Proverb

October 16, 2010

Kimlyn Porter is a candidate for County Recorder.  The recorder tracks land ownership and changes as well as providing information for the county assessor for taxing.  Porter is running against the current county recorder, Brenda Nelson.

Kimlyn Porter is a candidate for County Recorder.  The recorder tracks land ownership and changes as well as providing information for the county assessor for taxing.  Porter is running against the current county recorder, Brenda Nelson.

October 16, 2010

     About a year and a half ago Vicki McCluskey was living as a stay at home mom in Kamas.  McCluskey grew up in Meridian Idaho.  Her husband works in construction and they moved to Utah for his work about twelve years ago.  After a time in Salt Lake they moved to Heber and then to Kamas to enjoy the beauty, rural setting, and lifestyle.

     About a year and a half ago Vicki McCluskey was living as a stay at home mom in Kamas.  McCluskey grew up in Meridian Idaho.  Her husband works in construction and they moved to Utah for his work about twelve years ago.  After a time in Salt Lake they moved to Heber and then to Kamas to enjoy the beauty, rural setting, and lifestyle.  

October 10, 2010

County Council NotCouncil Members Attending: Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, David Mathews

Public Comment
See Hatch Calls For Chairman’s Resignation in Government Section

County Council Business

October 10, 2010

Rod Haslam was elected to the Morgan County Council in the county’s 2008 election.  He began serving his term in office at the beginning of 2009.  In this week’s county council meeting, Haslam resigned from his position after serving for two of the four years in his elected term. 

Rod Haslam was elected to the Morgan County Council in the county’s 2008 election.  He began serving his term in office at the beginning of 2009.  In this week’s county council meeting, Haslam resigned from his position after serving for two of the four years in his elected term.  

October 2, 2010

Last week The Morgan County News reported on a Meet the Candidate night.  County Attorney Jann Farris was unable to attend.  Many of the questions were directed to Al Lundgren, candidate for Morgan County Attorney. 

October 1, 2010

It was a divided discussion in the work meeting at the county building on Tuesday night.  The meeting included most department heads in the county as well as nearly all of the elected officials.

September 25, 2010
Some on Morgan’s Land

Huntsville, UT - Utah's Snowbasin Resort has filed a Master Plan with Weber County's Ogden Valley Destination and Recreation Resort Zone to build a massive resort village at the ski area, finally realizing its plan to become a world-class ski and snowboard resort.

 

September 25, 2010

The following items were discussed:
Scott Gardner/Gardner Development – Proposal to have permits remain valid and transfer of fees paid previously to a new building permit request

The following items were discussed:
Scott Gardner/Gardner Development – Proposal to have permits remain valid and transfer of fees paid previously to a new building permit request

September 25, 2010

Garth Day is the county council administrator for Morgan.  He was hired in June of 2008.  In this role he manages the staff in the non-elected county departments and provides support to the council in their legislative and administrative role. 

 

September 25, 2010

By Chuck Gates
Special Contributor for the Morgan County News
 
   SALT LAKE CITY — Local government leaders must brace themselves to withstand the coming budgetary collision of entitlement programs and funding obligations at the federal and state levels.

By Chuck Gates
Special Contributor for the Morgan County News
 
   SALT LAKE CITY — Local government leaders must brace themselves to withstand the coming budgetary collision of entitlement programs and funding obligations at the federal and state levels.

September 25, 2010

It has always been common among men to desire the freedom and the right to choose their own path in life; to march to the beat of their own drum, to break away from the pack and to have one’s own identity.

September 25, 2010

Kenny's Style & Barber Shop is the new 'stylin' place in town! Karen Tucker, barber for 25 years, just opened Morgan County's new barbershop. 

Kenny's Style & Barber Shop is the new 'stylin' place in town! Karen Tucker, barber for 25 years, just opened Morgan County's new barbershop.  

September 25, 2010

A Meet the Candidate meeting was held on Wednesday, September 15.  Attending the meeting was; Candidates for Sheriff - Blaine Breshears and Neil Porter, Candidate for Morgan County Attorney - Al Lundgren, and Candidate for County Council at Large Seat A, Larry Hatch.  Many issues were discussed but the majority of the questions were directed to Lundgren, Breshears, and Porter. 

September 25, 2010

At the special meeting of the council on Monday Don Matthews was appointed to serve the remainder of the term for District Five on the County Council.  The candidates were asked to introduce themselves and communicate their qualification.  The council then asked the applicants a number of questions.  Following is a summary of Matthews’ remarks and his answers to the questions.

September 25, 2010

The Morgan County News is spotlighting the new teachers in The Morgan County Schools. This is the third of three weeks of the profiles. We hope you get to know the people that teach your children.

The Morgan County News is spotlighting the new teachers in The Morgan County Schools. This is the third of three weeks of the profiles. We hope you get to know the people that teach your children.

September 25, 2010

A review of the final budget for the 2009 – 2010 school year as well as the proposed budget for the 2010 – 2011 school year was the major focus of discussion at Tuesday evening’s board meeting. 

A review of the final budget for the 2009 – 2010 school year as well as the proposed budget for the 2010 – 2011 school year was the major focus of discussion at Tuesday evening’s board meeting.  

September 25, 2010

.Dear Editor,
I would like to respond to the accusations from a recent letter to the editor that said that, Jon Hellander running for House District 53, is a puppet of a number of state legislators. It is absurd to think that a strong willed, principled individual like Jon is submissive to anyone.  In fact, he has influenced me to reconsider my position on the state-wide property tax equalization proposals that I have vigorously supported during my four years in the legislature. 

.Dear Editor,

September 25, 2010

Well—moms out there reading The Morgan County News, the summertime is here again and our kids our out of school...Now what?   

Well—moms out there reading The Morgan County News, the summertime is here again and our kids our out of school...Now what?               

September 24, 2010

Council Members Attending: Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, David Mathews

Public Comment
A citizen commented on the new roads.  The citizen appreciates the quality of the new roads, but would like to see lines striped on the roads more quickly.

Council Members Attending: Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, David Mathews

Public Comment

September 19, 2010

The Morgan Board of Education has approved a small tax increase to cover the costs of debt service and the elementary reading program.  The action followed a Truth in Taxation Hearing held at their regular meeting on August 10.

September 19, 2010

It’s been three decades since my teenage years and I still have very vivid memories of my life growing up in the early 80s.  Of course, it was memorable when I got my driver’s license at 16.  It felt like a small step into the world of being an adult.  I was excited and “ready to roll,”  but it is difficult to “roll” when you don’t even have wheels, let alone the car and engine to go with them.

September 19, 2010

Al Lundgren is a candidate for county attorney running against the incumbent Jann Farris.  Lundgren currently serves on the County Council.  Lundgren grew up in Colorado and attended his first year of college at Colorado State.  After the first year he moved to Utah to attend BYU. 

Al Lundgren is a candidate for county attorney running against the incumbent Jann Farris.  Lundgren currently serves on the County Council.  Lundgren grew up in Colorado and attended his first year of college at Colorado State.  After the first year he moved to Utah to attend BYU.  

September 19, 2010

    Brenda Nelson is the current County Recorder for Morgan County.  Nelson is facing off against Kimlyn Porter for the recorder job in the Fall election.
    Nelson is a 21 year resident of Morgan County.  She grew up in Sunset and lived in Clearfield, but moved to find a great place for raise a family.  She found what she was looking for in Morgan County.

    Brenda Nelson is the current County Recorder for Morgan County.  Nelson is facing off against Kimlyn Porter for the recorder job in the Fall election.

September 19, 2010

Jann Farris is the County Attorney for Morgan County.  His current term ends this year, and he is running for his second term as Morgan County Attorney.  Attorney Al Lundgren, who is currently serving on the Morgan County Council, is running against him.

Jann Farris is the County Attorney for Morgan County.  His current term ends this year, and he is running for his second term as Morgan County Attorney.  Attorney Al Lundgren, who is currently serving on the Morgan County Council, is running against him.

September 17, 2010

Ronald Wolff, Superintendent of Schools in the Box Elder School District and former Superintendent of Schools in the Morgan School District, has been named the 2010 Utah Superintendent of the Year.

Ronald Wolff, Superintendent of Schools in the Box Elder School District and former Superintendent of Schools in the Morgan School District, has been named the 2010 Utah Superintendent of the Year.

September 12, 2010

The Morgan County News is spotlighting the new teachers in The Morgan County Schools. This is the first of three weeks of the profiles. We hope you get to know the people that teach your children.

The Morgan County News is spotlighting the new teachers in The Morgan County Schools. This is the first of three weeks of the profiles. We hope you get to know the people that teach your children.

 

September 5, 2010

Ned Mecham is a candidate for the County Council at Large B Seat.  He is running against Jeremy Barker.  The entire county votes for the candidates running for the at large seats.  This is the seat currently held by Council Chairman Sid Creager. 

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Ned Mecham is a candidate for the County Council at Large B Seat.  He is running against Jeremy Barker.  The entire county votes for the candidates running for the at large seats.  This is the seat currently held by Council Chairman Sid Creager.