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September 18, 2014

On Sept. 15, 2014, community members sat in the shade of two giant poplar trees at Riverside Park to honor Albert Douglas Dickson, pioneer of the Dickson family here in Morgan County, by adding his name to the pioneer monument at the park’s entrance.  
The memorial speech was given by David D. Dickson, a grandson.  Albert was born while his parents were visiting his maternal grandmother in Porter County, Indiana.  The Dickson family had been residents of Nauvoo, Illinois, at the time of Albert’s birth.

On Sept. 15, 2014, community members sat in the shade of two giant poplar trees at Riverside Park to honor Albert Douglas Dickson, pioneer of the Dickson family here in Morgan County, by adding his name to the pioneer monument at the park’s entrance.  

September 18, 2014

The pressure is mounting.  The past three public meetings with Yaryca’s 3,000 acres on the agenda have seen standing-room-only crowds, television media, environmental group pressure, and plenty of public comment.  
At Tuesday’s meeting, the applicant backed down a bit, asking for a work session before the Morgan County Council voted again on amending the future land use map amendment that could make way for a new resort on the north end of East Canyon Reservoir.  At the council’s Sept. 3 meeting, it was a tied 4-4 vote and Council Chairman Logan Wilde was not present.
But Wilde hinted at the way he may have voted had he been present.
“What was presented before was not appropriate,” he said.  “Things need to be looked at.  Conservation easements need to be looked at.”

The pressure is mounting.  The past three public meetings with Yaryca’s 3,000 acres on the agenda have seen standing-room-only crowds, television media, environmental group pressure, and plenty of public comment.  

September 11, 2014

The Morgan City Council met this week to discuss capital improvement rankings, Tucker Farms rezone and Riverbend apartments.
When city or county governments would like to seek funding for projects through grants or loans, those projects must appear on their Capital Investment Plan. This plan goes before the Council of Governements (COG) and that body then assigns importance to each line item.  
The COG consists of both city and county councils as well as the school district.
Changes were made to the 2015 plan at the latest Morgan City Council meeting. The plan currently includes sewer improvements as the highest priorities.

The Morgan City Council met this week to discuss capital improvement rankings, Tucker Farms rezone and Riverbend apartments.

September 11, 2014

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was in Peterson Wednesday serving a search warrant with the help of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.  FBI agents were in the area near Hinds Quick Stop participating in the search warrant.
Jared Byron Hoopes, 38, of 4020 N. 4000 W., Peterson, was booked into Weber County Jail Wednesday evening charged for five Class 2 felony counts of sexual abuse of a child, and 20 Class 2 felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
ICAC is a multi-jurisdictional task force that investigates and prosecutes individuals who use the internet to exploit children. The task force is funded by a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and administered through the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was in Peterson Wednesday serving a search warrant with the help of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.  FBI agents were in the area near Hinds Quick Stop participating in the search warrant.

August 23, 2014

Elementary, middle and high schools in the Morgan County School District received $236,124 in School LAND Trust funds for the 2014-2015 school year, at no cost to taxpayers.

Elementary, middle and high schools in the Morgan County School District received $236,124 in School LAND Trust funds for the 2014-2015 school year, at no cost to taxpayers. 

August 23, 2014

A landowner involved with plans for a 2,980-acre resort near East Canyon accused the Morgan County Planning chairman of trying to sabotage the Yaryca Master Planned Community during a Aug. 14 public hearing.  Many local residents praised any efforts to put a stop to the resort proposal.

A landowner involved with plans for a 2,980-acre resort near East Canyon accused the Morgan County Planning chairman of trying to sabotage the Yaryca Master Planned Community during a Aug.

August 23, 2014

For many years I have been a Mac user.  I love my MacBook.  If ever I forget how much I love my MacBook I just need a moment fixing a Windows computer and I am reminded.  

For many years I have been a Mac user.  I love my MacBook.  If ever I forget how much I love my MacBook I just need a moment fixing a Windows computer and I am reminded.  

August 23, 2014

More than 200 people crowded the Morgan County Courthouse auditorium during a public hearing Aug. 14 to amend the county’s future land map in the East Canyon area to eventually make way for a new 2,980-acre resort.  The landowners asked the planning commission to consider re-designating 2,980 acres currently designated natural resources and recreation to master planned community.

More than 200 people crowded the Morgan County Courthouse auditorium during a public hearing Aug.

August 23, 2014

During the Morgan County Planning Commission public hearing regarding the Yaryca development Aug. 14, a third of the dissenters taking the microphone spoke out against Yaryca because of the impact it could have on the Greater sage grouse, a candidate for an endangered species designation.

During the Morgan County Planning Commission public hearing regarding the Yaryca development Aug.

August 23, 2014

On Monday, Aug. 18, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, received a powerful lesson on temples from one of the LDS Church’s most able speakers on the subject.  Edward J. Brandt, Ph.D., former director of Church Correlation and recent past president of the Columbus, Ohio, Temple, spoke to the assembled group on “Temples Past and Present.”

On Monday, Aug. 18, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, received a powerful lesson on temples from one of the LDS Church’s most able speakers on the subject.  Edward J.

August 18, 2014

The Morgan County Council would like to pursue development of a trail between Cottonwood Canyon Road and Old Farm Market Sinclair convenience store in Mountain Green.

The Morgan County Council would like to pursue development of a trail between Cottonwood Canyon Road and Old Farm Market Sinclair convenience store in Mountain Green.
“It is very, very unsafe for bikers and joggers on that road,” said County Councilman Lyle Nelson.
August 18, 2014

After 45 years of teaching, much-loved instructor Cherril Grose decided it was time to put down the chalk for the second time.

After 45 years of teaching, much-loved instructor Cherril Grose decided it was time to put down the chalk for the second time.
August 18, 2014

As a result of increased public pressure, the Morgan County School Board is contemplating the creation of a standards committee to keep an eye on state core standards and curriculum while allowing as much local input as possible.

As a result of increased public pressure, the Morgan County School Board is contemplating the creation of a standards committee to keep an eye on state core standards and curriculum while allowing as much local input as possible.
August 15, 2014

It was standing room only at the Aug. 14 Morgan County Planning Commission as more than 200 people crowded the Morgan County Courthouse and 45 people voiced their opinions about the proposed Yaryca Master Planned Community.
Applicants asked the commission to amend the county’s future land map in the East Canyon area, an action that could eventually make way for a new resort community. 
In a 4-2 vote, the planning commission voted to let the Morgan County Council know they support the future land use map amendment, re-designating 2,980 acres from natural resources and recreation to master planned community.

It was standing room only at the Aug. 14 Morgan County Planning Commission as more than 200 people crowded the Morgan County Courthouse and 45 people voiced their opinions about the proposed Yaryca Master Planned Community.

August 15, 2014

More than 200 people crowded the Morgan County Courthouse auditorium during a public hearing Aug. 14 to amend the county’s future land map in the East Canyon area to eventually make way for a new 2,980-acre resort.  The landowners asked the planning commission to consider re-designating 2,980 acres currently designated natural resources and recreation to master planned community.
At the Aug. 14 meeting, many residents asked for specifics, wanting to know exactly what the land owners planned to do with the 3,000 acres.  That Thursday, they were tight-lipped.  However, they laid out grand plans during the July 10 meeting a month earlier.

More than 200 people crowded the Morgan County Courthouse auditorium during a public hearing Aug. 14 to amend the county’s future land map in the East Canyon area to eventually make way for a new 2,980-acre resort.  The landowners asked the planning commission to consider re-designating 2,980 acres currently designated natural resources and recreation to master planned community.

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

John Henry Noyes left this mortal world to begin his eternal road trip on Aug. 5, 2014. Born Feb. 10, 1956, John was the 10th of 13 children born to Verle Mc and Doris Noyes. Raised on a small family dairy farm in Milton in Morgan County, John learned the value of hard work and how to find joy in the fleeting moments of leisure.

John Henry Noyes left this mortal world to begin his eternal road trip on Aug. 5, 2014. Born Feb. 10, 1956, John was the 10th of 13 children born to Verle Mc and Doris Noyes.

August 9, 2014

Jeremy Evans was welcomed to the Trojan Center with big cheers. Youth watched with wide eyes as this 6’9” Utah Jazz forward walked into the building. Evans was all smiles and gave incredibly high fives to all the mini basketball fans.

Jeremy Evans was welcomed to the Trojan Center with big cheers. Youth watched with wide eyes as this 6’9” Utah Jazz forward walked into the building.

August 1, 2014

For 45 years, Linda Morrison reported for work at the same school in the same classroom.  Sometimes her days began at 5 a.m. in the driving snow when she coached the Morgan High School Academic Decathlon team.  

For 45 years, Linda Morrison reported for work at the same school in the same classroom.  Sometimes her days began at 5 a.m. in the driving snow when she coached the Morgan High School Academic Decathlon team.

August 1, 2014

Morgan County’s 11-year run with the Widowmaker Hillclimb has come to an end.

Morgan County’s 11-year run with the Widowmaker Hillclimb has come to an end.

July 31, 2014

Morgan County’s 11-year run with the Widowmaker Hillclimb has come to an end.
“It was a family decision we are no longer going to do the Widowmaker because of liability and insurance,” said Logan Wilde, who helps run the family ranch.
For years, the Wilde family was able to buy insurance through various programs for $5,000 a year for the event.  When previous programs stopped offering insurance, new insurance quotes were just too much for the family to swallow.

Morgan County’s 11-year run with the Widowmaker Hillclimb has come to an end.
“It was a family decision we are no longer going to do the Widowmaker because of liability and insurance,” said Logan Wilde, who helps run the family ranch.

July 25, 2014

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  For the second year in a row, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans on Monday, Aug. 4.  

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  For the second year in a row, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans

July 21, 2014

At the board of trustees meeting held July 16, the Morgan Education Foundation approved more than $14,000 in classroom grants and $1,800 in school grants to benefit Morgan County School District students and teachers. 

At the board of trustees meeting held July 16, the Morgan Education Foundation approved more than $14,000 in classroom grants and $1,800 in school grants to benefit Morgan County School District students and teachers.&n

July 21, 2014

Students and teachers may be enjoying the summer break, but plans for the coming school year are well underway. The Morgan Education Foundation invites you to join with them in support of local public schools by participating in the sixth annual Morgan Education Foundation Golf Tournament on Aug. 5, 2014, at Round Valley Golf Course. 

Students and teachers may be enjoying the summer break, but plans for the coming school year are well underway.

July 21, 2014

You’ve probably heard a lot about the Common Core.  I have too – both good and bad.  

You’ve probably heard a lot about the Common Core.  I have too – both good and bad.  

July 21, 2014

Shane Rappleye opened his new store on Commercial Street to give Morgan youth a place to work in a clean atmosphere and gain much-needed job skills.  However, with other business ventures taking up a large chunk of his time, Rappleye made the tough choice of putting Traders Apparel on the market.

Shane Rappleye opened his new store on Commercial Street to give Morgan youth a place to work in a clean atmosphere and gain much-needed job skills.  However, with other business ventures taking up a large chunk of his time, Rappleye made the tough c

July 17, 2014

Shane Rappleye opened his new store on Commercial Street to give Morgan youth a place to work in a clean atmosphere and gain much-needed job skills.  However, with other business ventures taking up a large chunk of his time, Rappleye made the tough choice of putting Traders Apparel on the market.
After a lot of thought, Justin an Aimee Ferrin expressed their interest in purchasing the company. “The Rappleyes have been friends of ours for a long time and when the business went up for sale, we saw it as an opportunity to be involved in and give back to the community as well as it being a good teaching tool for our sons to get real-life, on-th- job experience,” said Aimee.

Shane Rappleye opened his new store on Commercial Street to give Morgan youth a place to work in a clean atmosphere and gain much-needed job skills.  However, with other business ventures taking up a large chunk of his time, Rappleye made the tough choice of putting Traders Apparel on the market.

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

There is demand for industrial park real estate in Morgan County, and the county should be looking into making it easier for new businesses to use such space, said Better City, the county’s economic development consultant.
The site most suitable for future industrial park development in Morgan County is on 125 acres near the recycling center, property currently owned by the Clarks and the Thackerays, said Ryan Hunter, Better City director of economic development.
Morgan City Mayor Ray Little wasn’t surprised at the location, saying it has been identified for years as a prime spot for industrial development.  “My intuition is it is a good spot,” Little said, noting that sewer trunks have already been brought to the land.

There is demand for industrial park real estate in Morgan County, and the county should be looking into making it easier for new businesses to use such space, said Better City, the county’s economic development consultant.

July 10, 2014

While the hotel chain lined up to open doors in Morgan City has pulled out, city and county leaders are teaming up to revive interest in future hotel possibilities in Morgan County.

While the hotel chain lined up to open doors in Morgan City has pulled out, city and county leaders are teaming up to revive interest in future hotel possibilities in Morgan Co

July 10, 2014

While the hotel chain lined up to open doors in Morgan City has pulled out, city and county leaders are teaming up to revive interest in future hotel possibilities in Morgan County.

While the hotel chain lined up to open doors in Morgan City has pulled out, city and county leaders are teaming up to revive interest in future hotel possibilities in Morgan Co

July 10, 2014

Students and teachers may be enjoying the summer break, but plans for the coming school year are well underway. The Morgan Education Foundation invites you to join with them in support of local public schools by participating in the sixth annual Morgan Education Foundation Golf Tournament on Aug. 5, 2014 at Round Valley Golf Course. 

Students and teachers may be enjoying the summer break, but plans for the coming school year are well underway.

July 10, 2014

Snowbasin Resort is revamping their summer dining with the new Dining Discovery: Explore your Cravings program. The Dining Discovery program will encompass many aspects of dining at Snowbasin Resort and include Culinary Expeditions, Cooking and Eating Classes, Mountain Top Brunches, Burger Spa and Snowbasin Spirit Series.

Snowbasin Resort is revamping their summer dining with the new Dining Discovery: Explore your Cravings program.

July 10, 2014

Snowbasin Resort and the Ogden Valley Ski Team are proud to announce the new “Snowbasin Resort All Stars” developmental ski program for young athletes ages 7 to 12 years old.  

Snowbasin Resort and the Ogden Valley Ski Team are proud to announce the new “Snowbasin Resort All Stars” developmental ski program for young athletes ages 7 to 12 years old.  

July 10, 2014

Newspapers are dead, or at least dying.  It was a topic of study, research and debate when I was in college studying journalism 18 years ago.  Sure, it caused me to pause a moment and consider the career I was pursuing.  If I would have believed the predictions, I wouldn’t be a news editor today for a weekly published on newsprint.  But here I am, still in the newspaper business, still with a job.  And here you are, reading my inked words on newsprint.
When I was first employed with The Morgan County News in 1998, the number of subscribers was actually lower than it is now.  If newspapers are dying, why are our subscriptions up?
Readers subscribe to a newspaper for many reasons, according to an Ad Age/Ipsos Observer American Consumer Survey in 2012.  Among those reasons in order of importance are local news, coupons, national news and obituaries.
Newspapers are integral to society because they monitor local government, explore current local events, have the largest staff dedicated to reporting, compare prices, share local opinion and explore local entertainment.  This is done in detail written by other locals, not some think tank residing thousands of miles away.

Newspapers are dead, or at least dying.  It was a topic of study, research and debate when I was in college studying journalism 18 years ago.  Sure, it caused me to pause a moment and consider the career I was pursuing.  If I would have believed the predictions, I wouldn’t be a news editor today for a weekly published on newsprint.  But here I am, still in the newspape

June 19, 2014

Candidates for the District 2 and District 4 Morgan County School Board positions met for a debate June 12. Voting for the primary election involving Roland Haslam, Ted Taylor and Bruce A. Galbraith for District 2 will take place Tuesday, June 24.
Alan Vesper withdrew from the District 4 race, making a primary election with Anna Phelps and incumbent Mark Farmer unnecessary. Phelps and Farmer will proceed to the general election in November. 
Haslam, Taylor, Phelps and Farmer were present for the debate sponsored by Morepac, a political action committee with the mission to “facilitate community awareness through public forums and provide accurate information on educational and economic issues.”
Farmer said the roles and responsibilities of a member of the board of education are three-fold including providing quality education that exceeds state requirements and prepares students for college, providing education consistent with the standards of the community, and handling the fiduciary responsibilities entrusted to the board.
Taylor said if elected, his responsibilities are to his constituents and representing them.  This would include making sure students receive the best education available, allowing the public to approach the board, and ensuring sufficient funds are in the budget to pay for expenses. 
Phelps said that there is more to ensuring a great education, including taking care of teachers, board members acting as facilitators, and board members attending all government council meetings.  “Academics are the first priority of a board member,” she said.

Candidates for the District 2 and District 4 Morgan County School Board positions met for a debate June 12. Voting for the primary election involving Roland Haslam, Ted Taylor and Bruce A. Galbraith for District 2 will take place Tuesday, June 24.

June 15, 2014

The firm MGB+A The Grassli Group is studying the feasibility of bringing back Como Spring’s old glory days in an effort to revitalize Morgan County’s economy.

The firm MGB+A The Grassli Group is studying the feasibility of bringing back Como Spring’s old glory days in an effort to revitalize Morgan County’s economy.
“We are excited to look at Como Springs and get back to its exciting times,” said Jay Bollwinkel, a principal with MGB+A.

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 15, 2014

The family Leland Craig Wright wishes to thank everyone for the acts of kindness during his passing. 

The family Leland Craig Wright wishes to thank everyone for the acts of kindness during his passing. 
The phone calls, visits, food, flowers, love and prayers will always be remembered. Thanks all of you. 
JoElla Wright Francis, Marla (Craig) Hyde, Tami (Kelly) Maser and families

June 15, 2014

 
Three local have lined for a spot on the June 24 primary election ballot for a chance at the Morgan County School Board District 2 seat.  Roland Haslam, Ted Taylor and incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith hope to fill the four-year position.
Both Taylor and Galbraith agree that the growth facing the school district is of utmost concern. Haslam was contacted for input in this article, but didn’t respond.

Three local have lined for a spot on the June 24 primary election ballot for a chance at the Morgan County School Board District 2 seat.  Roland Haslam, Ted Taylor and incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith hope to fill the four-year position.

June 12, 2014

Exciting things have been happening in recent months on State Street. Several new businesses have opened their doors and others seem to have been growing without actually opening any doors.

Exciting things have been happening in recent months on State Street. Several new businesses have opened their doors and others seem to have been growing without actually opening any doors.

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.

June 1, 2014

On Saturday June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you will see many volunteers up and down the banks of the Weber River.

By Jennifer Vesper
On Saturday June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you will see many volunteers up and down the banks of the Weber River.
The large scale clean-up will run from Henefer to Morgan.  After trash is collected, there will be food, prizes and music. 

May 16, 2014

Martin Rush High had never been Miranda’s safe haven. In fact, it had always been her own personal hell. She always thought she’d rather die than be locked up in that place, but now she didn’t have a choice. That is, if she wanted to survive.

By Sheridan Bird 
Martin Rush High had never been Miranda’s safe haven. In fact, it had always been her own personal hell. She always thought she’d rather die than be locked up in that place, but now she didn’t have a choice. That is, if she wanted to survive.

May 11, 2014

The Silver Tongued Toastmasters of Mesquite, Nev., are delighted to announce that Morgan resident, Vern Kilbourn took first place at the Spring 2014 Toastmasters Division E Speech Contest that was held April 26 in Draper, Utah.

The Silver Tongued Toastmasters of Mesquite, Nev., are delighted to announce that Morgan resident, Vern Kilbourn took first place at the Spring 2014 Toastmasters Division E Speech Contest that was held April 26 in Draper, Utah.

May 11, 2014

How many times have you heard, or said yourself, that turning off Route 89 or Interstate 15 and heading up Weber Canyon to Morgan Valley is like entering a whole new world.  

Dear Editor,

May 11, 2014

The Livastride Youth Foundation is excited to announce the very first “Tee up for LYF” golf tournament held on Saturday, June 7 at Round Valley Golf Course in Morgan.

The Livastride Youth Foundation is excited to announce the very first “Tee up for LYF” golf tournament held on Saturday, June 7 at Round Valley Golf Course in Morgan.

May 11, 2014

Peterson may be Morgan County’s next Mountain Green.

Peterson may be Morgan County’s next Mountain Green.

May 11, 2014

As the economy improves, Morgan land owners are “getting their estates in order” and visiting the planning and development offices for rezones.

As the economy improves, Morgan land owners are “getting their estates in order” and visiting the planning and development offices for rezones.

May 2, 2014

Morgan residents know how amazing it is to live in this beautiful county, away from all the hustle and bustle.  There are a few things, however, locals have had to sacrifice as a part of being such a rural community.  

Morgan residents know how amazing it is to live in this beautiful county, away from all the hustle and bustle.  There are a few things, however, locals have had to sacrifice as a part of being such a rural community.  

May 2, 2014

Bill Cobabe started his job as Morgan County’s new senior planner and zoning administrator Monday, April 28.  

Bill Cobabe started his job as Morgan County’s new senior planner and zoning administrator Monday, April 28.  
“Morgan is an incredible place,” said Cobabe, one of five applicants for the position.  “I am excited to be here.  It is just beautiful here.”

May 2, 2014

 

Morgan Elementary Preschool is offering four and five half-day sessions per week for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2014-2015 school year.  

By Alisa Griffith
 
Morgan Elementary Preschool is offering four and five half-day sessions per week for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2014-2015 school year.  

May 2, 2014

School board candidates tackled the question of how much information should be made available during the Morgan County Republic Party’s meet the candidate event during their April 18 county convention.

School board candidates tackled the question of how much information should be made available during the Morgan County Republic Party’s meet the candidate event during their April 18 county convention.

May 2, 2014

Candidates for state offices as well as current state leaders, even those not running for office, didn’t overlook Morgan voters at the Morgan County Republican Convention April 18.

Candidates for state offices as well as current state leaders, even those not running for office, didn’t overlook Morgan voters at the Morgan County Republican Convention April 18.
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May 2, 2014

For the March 2014 meeting, the Beta Literary Club invited local young adult author Jennifer A. Nielsen to talk about her writing and the different books she has published. Nielsen’s “The Ascendance Trilogy” final book “The Shadow Throne” had been released the week before. Nielsen’s agent had called her before the meeting to let her know that “The Ascendance Trilogy” was number seven on the top 10 of the New York Times Best Series list. Also the new book has reached 114 on the 150 USA Best Seller List.  Nielsen was having a great day.

By: Karen Eddington, Beta Literary Club Vice President 
 

May 1, 2014

Elizabeth Stauder is the daughter of John and Tracy Stauder. 

Elizabeth Stauder is the daughter of John and Tracy Stauder. 

May 1, 2014

Katelyn is the daughter of Russ and Beth Braithwaite.

Katelyn is the daughter of Russ and Beth Braithwaite.
I am from the best family ever! Growing up with three older siblings and one younger brother has had its adventures. They all may say they are the favorite child, but deep down inside, they know that I will always be the favorite.

May 1, 2014

When a new superintendent took over the Morgan School District July 1, 2013, he had a community to calm after a failed voted leeway, a new principal to hire and bus routes to figure out.  And the weekly “Superintendent’s Corner” column that had run for decades in the newspaper ended.

When a new superintendent took over the Morgan School District July 1, 2013, he had a community to calm after a failed voted leeway, a new principal to hire and bus routes to figure out.  And the weekly “Superintendent’s Corner” column that had run for decades in the newspaper ended.

April 13, 2014

Bryan Smith is the son of Jeffery and Glenna Smith. Early on, even before his freshman year, Smith knew he wanted to be a Sterling Scholar. To fulfill this dream, he studied hard, kept his options open and made sure to communicate effectively with family, friends and teachers. Keeping his priorities straight was another big key to getting him to where he is now.

Bryan Smith is the son of Jeffery and Glenna Smith. Early on, even before his freshman year, Smith knew he wanted to be a Sterling Scholar. To fulfill this dream, he studied hard, kept his options open and made sure to communicate effectively with family, friends and teachers.

April 13, 2014

Rebekah Peterson is the daughter of Rich and Jenn Peterson. Peterson has loved math since she was a young child and that love of math has helped her to excel. Not one to sit back and relax, Peterson has taken on every scholastic, leadership and service opportunity that she could fit into her schedule. As soon as she found out about the Sterling Scholar program, she was immediately interested and was amazed at how her desire to be involved had helped prepare her for this opportunity.

Rebekah Peterson is the daughter of Rich and Jenn Peterson. Peterson has loved math since she was a young child and that love of math has helped her to excel. Not one to sit back and relax, Peterson has taken on every scholastic, leadership and service opportunity that she could fit into her schedule.

April 13, 2014

Debbie Trussell never knew what an impact one little conversation last fall would have on her life as well as the lives of many others. 

Debbie Trussell never knew what an impact one little conversation last fall would have on her life as well as the lives of many others. 

April 13, 2014

Although the controversy over the “common core” has been going on for a couple of years, my conversations outside of fellow educators have been limited to only a few individuals.  That began to change the night of the Republican Party Caucus meetings in my precinct.  I have been amazed at the lack of understanding and misinformation possessed by several individuals that I’ve talked with; thus the impetus for this response.  The purpose of this response is not to change the minds of those who are opposed, but to simply provide those who are honestly seeking information with the other side of the story.

Dear Editor,

April 13, 2014

After four years in office and just three months into his second term, Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert somewhat abruptly resigned his position.

After four years in office and just three months into his second term, Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert somewhat abruptly resigned his position.

March 30, 2014

After selling off Lot 55 of the Wasatch Shadows subdivision, the Morgan County Council is left owing the state for its original purchase.

After selling off Lot 55 of the Wasatch Shadows subdivision, the Morgan County Council is left owing the state for its original purchase.

March 30, 2014

What did our great great great grandparents care about?  In many ways this was the focus of the talk by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at RootsTech.  

What did our great great great grandparents care about?  In many ways this was the focus of the talk by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at RootsTech.  

March 30, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Harold W. Orton will celebrate his 90th birthday. Friends and family may attend an open house in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., March 29, 2014, at the Milton Chapel, 1255 N. Morgan Valley Drive, in Morgan.  No gifts. 

Happy 90th Birthday
Harold W. Orton will celebrate his 90th birthday. Friends and family may attend an open house in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., March 29, 2014, at the Milton Chapel, 1255 N. Morgan Valley Drive, in Morgan.  No gifts. 

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

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

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

March 23, 2014

This last week I was part of the beta test for LDS Member access to MyHeritage, FindMyPast, and Ancestry.  I set up free accounts.  It was easy to do and the access to more experiences and records is great.  Just after I set up the accounts I received a welcome email from MyHeritage.  It was a nice email and invited me to do a few things on the site.  I went back to the site and added a little more information to my tree.  I liked the ease of adding information on MyHeritage and thought that their process of adding me as a new customer was good.  Today, however, the real fun began.

This last week I was part of the beta test for LDS Member access to MyHeritage, FindMyPast, and Ancestry.  I set up free accounts.  It was easy to do and the access to more experiences and records is great.  Just after I set up the accounts I received a welcome email from MyHeritage.  It was a nice email and invited me to do a few things on the si

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

With high hopes and high confidence, the Morgan High School girls basketball team made the coveted trip to Cedar City on Feb. 27 to continue their quest for a state title. 

With high hopes and high confidence, the Morgan High School girls basketball team made the coveted trip to Cedar City on Feb. 27 to continue their quest for a state title. 

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Like many school districts throughout the state, the Morgan School District is struggling with finding a math textbook option that aligns with common core standards. 

Like many school districts throughout the state, the Morgan School District is struggling with finding a math textbook option that aligns with common core standards. 

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

You have heard of public art, but have you seen public artists in action? Next week, Thursday, Feb. 27, you may see artists with easels all around town. The group, called the Plein Air Painters of Utah, paints together once a month and this month they will be inspired by the beautiful Morgan valley scenery. 

You have heard of public art, but have you seen public artists in action? Next week, Thursday, Feb. 27, you may see artists with easels all around town. The group, called the Plein Air Painters of Utah, paints together once a month and this month they will be inspired by the beautiful Morgan valley scenery. 

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

The Morgan County School Board of Education wants input on how to handle anticipated growth, especially as it relates to expected increases in public school enrollment.  To get that input, the board has formed a growth advisory committee/task force.

The Morgan County School Board of Education wants input on how to handle anticipated growth, especially as it relates to expected increases in public school enrollment.  To get that input, the board has formed a growth advisory committee/task force.

March 23, 2014

The Morgan County School District has formed a transportation committee to focus on student safety.  The committee meets every three months.  During their most recent meeting, the group discussed the installation of cross walk signs.  Morgan City and Morgan County are expected to pay for the signs, which may be installed in March.  

Transportation committee focuses on student safety

March 23, 2014

Ann Millner, current Utah State Senate candidate and former Weber State University president, sought input from the Morgan County Council Tuesday and informed them of her platform.

Ann Millner, current Utah State Senate candidate and former Weber State University president, sought input from the Morgan County Council Tuesday and informed them of her platform.

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Weber State University Charter Academy will host its second annual admissions lottery March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

By Nathan Alexander
Weber State University Charter Academy will host its second annual admissions lottery March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

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 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

RootsTech started out with a bang.  The conference will have more than 30,000 attendees with more than 4,000 youth attending on Saturday.  The conference will also be broadcasting to more than 600 locations worldwide.  These locations will hold local family history conferences in conjunction with RootsTech.  It is expected that the total number of

February 8, 2014

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 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

The three Morgan County residents named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed Dec. 31, 2013, say their upcoming answer set to be filed soon with the 2nd District Court will “exonerate all claims.”

The three Morgan County residents named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed Dec. 31, 2013, say their upcoming answer set to be filed soon with the 2nd District Court will “exonerate all claims.”

February 1, 2014

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

In search of companies that may want to locate in Morgan County, Morgan County Councilmen Robert Kilmer and Austin Turner traveled to the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held Jan. 14 to 17 in Las Vegas.
“To say it was overwhelming is the understatement of the century,” Turner said.

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

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

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

February 1, 2014

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

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

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

January 25, 2014

The Morgan County Council selected Logan Wilde as its new chairman, replacing Tina Kelley.  Ned Mecham will continue as vice chairman.

Council selects new chairman
The Morgan County Council selected Logan Wilde as its new chairman, replacing Tina Kelley.  Ned Mecham will continue as vice chairman.

January 25, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

The case against Scott Logan Gollaher is moving a little too slowly, say some Morgan County officials.

The case against Scott Logan Gollaher is moving a little too slowly, say some Morgan County officials.

January 12, 2014

Representatives from the city, county and school board recently re-evaluated their wish list for possible future grants, moving a bridge over the Weber River at the end of Young Street to the top of the list.  Restoration of the Weber River near the fairgrounds is second on the list, redevelopment of Como Springs is third, and Commercial Street building improvements is fourth.

Representatives from the city, county and school board recently re-evaluated their wish list for possible future grants, moving a bridge over the Weber River at the end of Young Street to the top of the list.  Restoration of the Weber River near the fairgrounds is second on the list, redevelopment of Como Springs is third, and Commercial Street building improvem

January 12, 2014

There are a lot of fitness fads going around right now.  It is hard not to get caught up in the things that are fast and easy fixes.  The problem is most of those don’t last.

There are a lot of fitness fads going around right now.  It is hard not to get caught up in the things that are fast and easy fixes.  The problem is most of those don’t last.

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

Weather has delayed the completion of the Morgan Valley Drive road construction project.  

Morgan Valley Drive construction project on hold
Weather has delayed the completion of the Morgan Valley Drive road construction project.  

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

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

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

December 28, 2013

Now that the Morgan County Council has approved the rezone and development agreement, Morgan may be home to the Holding family’s next four-season destination resort envied by others.

Now that the Morgan County Council has approved the rezone and development agreement, Morgan may be home to the Holding family’s next four-season destination resort envied by others.

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

On Nov. 17, The Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting with keynote speaker David Marsh of the Church Curriculum Department.  His topic included how the curriculum of the Church is developed, correlated, translated and disseminated throughout the world. 

On Nov. 17, The Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting with keynote speaker David Marsh of the Church Curriculum Department.  His topic included how the curriculum of the Church is developed, correlated, translated and disseminated throughout the world. 

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

City officials are so interested in bringing new businesses to town in an effort to boost economic development that they would consider offering tax incentives to anyone interested.

City officials are so interested in bringing new businesses to town in an effort to boost economic development that they would consider offering tax incentives to anyone interested.

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

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

City, county and school board leaders are considering negotiating tax incentives that could bring $6.2 million in taxable value improvements to the county in the form of an expansion of the Young Automotive Group.

City, county and school board leaders are considering negotiating tax incentives that could bring $6.2 million in taxable value improvements to the county in the form of an expansion of the Young Automotive Group.

November 28, 2013

Five generation pictures are naturally hard to come by, but this five generation shot has a particularly unique story behind it.  

Five generation pictures are naturally hard to come by, but this five generation shot has a particularly unique story behind it.  

November 28, 2013

On Sunday, Nov. 3, cousins Matt Peterson and Cameron Jones, both Morgan natives, took fourth place in the #9 Shoot-Out at the CINCH United States Team Roping Championships National Finals of Team Roping in Oklahoma City, Okla.

On Sunday, Nov. 3, cousins Matt Peterson and Cameron Jones, both Morgan natives, took fourth place in the #9 Shoot-Out at the CINCH United States Team Roping Championships National Finals of Team Roping in Oklahoma City, Okla.

November 28, 2013

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.  Local churches, merchants and communities partner together to share this act of love during this season of thanksgiving in preparation for the celebration of Christmas.  Please join together in preparation for National Collection Week, November 18-25.

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child

November 28, 2013

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

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

November 9, 2013

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.

November 9, 2013

Anyone who owns a home, walks across a bridge or enjoys the protection of our laws here in Morgan County should take a walk in Riverside Park.  There in the warming October sun they should use their fingers to trace over the names of Samuel and Esther Francis that were recently inscribed on a monument dedicated to our forbears by the Sons of the Utah Pioneers.  This couple has been one of the center stones of the foundation upon which we all have laid our lives. 

Anyone who owns a home, walks across a bridge or enjoys the protection of our laws here in Morgan County should take a walk in Riverside Park.  There in the warming October sun they should use their fingers to trace over the names of Samuel and Esther Francis that were recently inscribed on a monument dedicated to our forbears by the Sons of the Utah Pioneers.&n

November 9, 2013

Morgan County’s economic development consultant is pursuing the redevelopment of the Como Springs area, saying a new hot springs pool could bring in as many as 42,900 people each year.  But that is only if the necessary agreements can be made and as much as $3.79 million can be secured to finance the venture.

Morgan County’s economic development consultant is pursuing the redevelopment of the Como Springs area, saying a new hot springs pool could bring in as many as 42,900 people each year.  But that is only if the necessary agreements can be made and as much as $3.79 million can be secured to finance the venture.

November 9, 2013

Morgan County Council members are crediting their new public works department director for making a significant dent in the county’s weed problem, while other groups are worried about new noxious weeds coming to the county.

Morgan County Council members are crediting their new public works department director for making a significant dent in the county’s weed problem, while other groups are worried about new noxious weeds coming to the county.

November 9, 2013

Morgan resident Dawna Little Zukirmi and Crystal Young, a hydrologist from RiverRestoration.org, presented their hopes for the Weber River to the Morgan Council of Governments group on Monday. 

Morgan resident Dawna Little Zukirmi and Crystal Young, a hydrologist from RiverRestoration.org, presented their hopes for the Weber River to the Morgan Council of Governments group on Monday. 

November 9, 2013

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

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

November 9, 2013

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.

November 9, 2013

Council advises on water concerns

Council advises on water concerns
Amid public concern that there is not enough water for future development plans, one Morgan County Councilman made some suggestions.

November 9, 2013

Jade Woolsey coaches the junior high wrestling team in Morgan.  He knows he works with hard workers and wanted to help his team get involved with and give back to the community.  

Jade Woolsey coaches the junior high wrestling team in Morgan.  He knows he works with hard workers and wanted to help his team get involved with and give back to the community.  

November 5, 2013

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.
In addition to serving on several city, county and state committees throughout the years, Little has served on the Morgan City Council since 1994.
In the past couple of years, Little said the city council has been most influential getting some new businesses located on Commercial Street.  He looks forward to solidifying the location of a hotel in the city, something the council has been working on for years.

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.
In addition to serving on several city, county and state committees throughout the years, Little has served on the Morgan City Council since 1994.

November 5, 2013

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.
Betz moved to Morgan City in August of 2006.  As part of her job, she regularly attended both planning commission and city council meetings.
“I found I really wanted to serve and thought I could bring some new perspective and additional energy to the council,” said Betz, 48.  So, she ran for a city council position and has been serving since January of 2010.

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.
Betz moved to Morgan City in August of 2006.  As part of her job, she regularly attended both planning commission and city council meetings.

October 19, 2013

MyHeritage announced this week that they have reached a landmark agreement with FamilySearch. In the announcement they said, “MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, and FamilySearch.organnounced today the signing and commencement of a strategic partnership that forges a new path for the family history industry. Under this multi-year partnership, MyHeritage will provide FamilySearch with access to its powerful technologies and FamilySearch will share billions of global historical records and family tree profiles spanning hundreds of years with MyHeritage. This will help millions of MyHeritage and FamilySearch users discover even more about their family history.

MyHeritage announced this week that they have reached a landmark agreement with FamilySearch. In the announcement they said, “MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, and FamilySearch.organnounced today the signing and commencement of a strategic partnership that forges a new path for the family history industry.

October 19, 2013

While young people around the nation are receiving a bad reputation for being selfish and unmotivated, Morgan youth have proved they are just the opposite.  

While young people around the nation are receiving a bad reputation for being selfish and unmotivated, Morgan youth have proved they are just the opposite.  

October 19, 2013

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

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

October 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

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

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

October 14, 2013

This week the Morgan City Council approved providing access to a $642,000 no-interest loan from the USDA to the developer of a new hotel in Morgan City.  The developer has already obtained nearly $5 million in funding on their own.  This was the final step needed in the agreement with the city and the developer to facilitate the building of the hotel.  

This week the Morgan City Council approved providing access to a $642,000 no-interest loan from the USDA to the developer of a new hotel in Morgan City.  The developer has already obtained nearly $5 million in funding on their own.  This was the final step needed in the agreement with the city and the developer to facilitate the building of the hotel.  

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

Morgan County Council thinks their quandary with getting high-speed internet to the county as well as their struggles with Lost Creek being shed as a state park would be good fodder for a local television program.

Morgan County Council thinks their quandary with getting high-speed internet to the county as well as their struggles with Lost Creek being shed as a state park would be good fodder for a local television program.

October 14, 2013

The cry often heard in Morgan County from elected officials is, “We need more economic development.”  I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this statement in government meetings over the past four years.

The cry often heard in Morgan County from elected officials is, “We need more economic development.”  I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this statement in government meetings over the past four years.

October 14, 2013

Lizzy Stauder is a senior on the MHS Girls Soccer team. She has played soccer for MHS for four years. Her position is center midfielder.

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

Mountain Green resident Rosy Lee was the first woman to cross the finish line at this year’s St. George marathon.  Not only did she take home a first place win, but she was also inducted into the St. George Marathon Road of Fame. 

Mountain Green resident Rosy Lee was the first woman to cross the finish line at this year’s St. George marathon.  Not only did she take home a first place win, but she was also inducted into the St. George Marathon Road of Fame. 

October 14, 2013

In the Morgan City Council meeting this week, City Attorney Gary Crane reported that the State of Utah has established a canal safety commission and is considering taking action on canal safety.  After canal problems that have caused loss of property and life, the state is considering ways to improve safety, including potentially a water tax, a tax on new developments, or the state approving any new developments that take place next to the canals.

In the Morgan City Council meeting this week, City Attorney Gary Crane reported that the State of Utah has established a canal safety commission and is considering taking action on canal safety.  After canal problems that have caused loss of property and life, the state is considering ways to improve safety, including potentially a water tax, a tax on new develo

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

During the Utah Valley University Forum on Engaged Reading, Dr. Douglas Gardner of UVU presented the Morgan Elementary second grade team a $500 “For the Love of Reading Innovative Reading Program Award” prize to be used for the continued development and sustainability of their classroom efforts.  The teachers were also recognized for innovation in engaged reading and literacy instruction during a banquet at The Chateaux Deer Valley on Thursday, Sept. 19.  

During the Utah Valley University Forum on Engaged Reading, Dr.

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

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

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

October 5, 2013

While the Morgan County Council debates the exact wording in a new ordinance, residents are being put on notice that their addresses must be clearly identifiable from the road.

While the Morgan County Council debates the exact wording in a new ordinance, residents are being put on notice that their addresses must be clearly identifiable from the road.

October 5, 2013

In the absence of ordinances long since repealed, Morgan County officials are considering a new flexible subdivision ordinance that would make way for the clustering of building lots and preservation of open space.

In the absence of ordinances long since repealed, Morgan County officials are considering a new flexible subdivision ordinance that would make way for the clustering of building lots and preservation of open space.

October 5, 2013

Consultant Matthew Godfrey with Better City said Morgan County’s economic development future could lie in courting the shooting sports industry.  The move would accompany an overall recreation push for the county’s future.

Consultant Matthew Godfrey with Better City said Morgan County’s economic development future could lie in courting the shooting sports industry.  The move would accompany an overall recreation push for the county’s future.

October 5, 2013

Over the past several years FamilySearch has been working with a number of commercial companies, other non-profits, and many archives to help publish more records.  FamilySearch now has more than 200 cameras operating worldwide in archives capturing images of birth, marriage, death, probate, military, and a variety of other records.  This work adds to the more than 3.3 billion images already in the Granite Mountain Records Vault.

Over the past several years FamilySearch has been working with a number of commercial companies, other non-profits, and many archives to help publish more records.  FamilySearch now has more than 200 cameras operating worldwide in archives capturing images of birth, marriage, death, probate, military, and a variety of other records.  This work adds to the m

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is making preliminary moves to locate a new church house in the Mountain Green area.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is making preliminary moves to locate a new church house in the Mountain Green area.

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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.

September 10, 2013

It is great to be a part of the Morgan School District.  It is a real treat to live in such a beautiful area surrounded by spectacular scenery and good people.  Everyone has been very welcoming, and I thank you for your kindness.  I look forward to being a part of your successful academic and extra-curricular traditions and having some fun along the way.  

It is great to be a part of the Morgan School District.  It is a real treat to live in such a beautiful area surrounded by spectacular scenery and good people.  Everyone has been very welcoming, and I thank you for your kindness.  I look forward to being a part of your successful academic and extra-curricular traditions and having some fun along the wa

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

Consultant Matthew Godfrey with Better City said Morgan County’s economic development future could lie in courting the shooting sports industry.  The move would accompany an overall recreation push for the county’s future.

Consultant Matthew Godfrey with Better City said Morgan County’s economic development future could lie in courting the shooting sports industry.  The move would accompany an overall recreation push for the county’s future.

September 1, 2013

Each week Kevin Eubank and the KSL Weather team select a photo of the week to feature on their nightly Eyewitness News on Channel 5. Local photographer Christian Peay was not only selected for such but was also chosen as the winner of the best picture of the month. Part of his prize package will include having his winning photo showcased in the July section of the 2014 Les Olson Calendar. 

Each week Kevin Eubank and the KSL Weather team select a photo of the week to feature on their nightly Eyewitness News on Channel 5. Local photographer Christian Peay was not only selected for such but was also chosen as the winner of the best picture of the month.

September 1, 2013

The Morgan County Council is on the lookout for residents being inappropriately taxed for telecommunications on their cell phone bill.

County investigates cell phone telecom tax
 
The Morgan County Council is on the lookout for residents being inappropriately taxed for telecommunications on their cell phone bill.

August 21, 2013

Before officially repealing the Central Development (CD) District zone, the Morgan County Council approved rezoning two pieces of property from CD to Commercial Shopping (CS).

Before officially repealing the Central Development (CD) District zone, the Morgan County Council approved rezoning two pieces of property from CD to Commercial Shopping (CS).

August 21, 2013

Robert Kehrer is the product manager in charge of developing search at FamilySearch.  This last week Robert wrote on the FamilySearch blog about some new features being released on FamilySearch.  These new features are a wonderful new addition for helping to find ancestors quaickly and accurately .  The following are the details of the changes.

Robert Kehrer is the product manager in charge of developing search at FamilySearch.  This last week Robert wrote on the FamilySearch blog about some new features being released on FamilySearch.  These new features are a wonderful new addition for helping to find ancestors quaickly and accurately .  The following are the details of the changes.<

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

While other kids spend their summer texting and playing video games, Gina Tia Buchanan is spending the remainder of her summer helping her community.

While other kids spend their summer texting and playing video games, Gina Tia Buchanan is spending the remainder of her summer helping her community.

August 3, 2013

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

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

August 3, 2013

All across the world people are affected by cancer in some way and Morgan is no different.  It seems that around every corner there is another tragic story.  For this reason, the community rallies in support of the annual Relay for Life event.  This year the event will begin August 9 at 6 p.m.

All across the world people are affected by cancer in some way and Morgan is no different.  It seems that around every corner there is another tragic story.  For this reason, the community rallies in support

July 24, 2013

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

Due to changes in state legislation (Senate Bill 187), the Weber-Morgan Health Department is required to offer Food Handler Training in a classroom setting or refer to online options. This legislation also requires that we charge a set fee for the permit and a separate fee for the training which increase our current fee.
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July 24, 2013

Snowbasin officials took several Morgan County Council members, staff members and planning commissioners on a guided tour Tuesday to detail their vision of future development in Morgan County.  Snowbasin is seeking a rezone of their property from MU160 to resort special district.

Snowbasin officials took several Morgan County Council members, staff members and planning commissioners on a guided tour Tuesday to detail their vision of future development in Morgan County.  Snowbasin is seeking a rezone of their property from MU160 to resort special district.

July 24, 2013

 
Photos of a black bear crossing the freeway near “the narrows” just past the Croydon exit have become famous, circulating around the internet and featured on KSL.  Henefer resident Steve Richins had heard rumors of a bear sighted in the area, so he and his wife went out on a bear hunt, and were successfully able to shoot the uncommon photos.  

Photos of a black bear crossing the freeway near “the narrows” just past the Croydon exit have become famous, circulating around the internet and featured on KSL.  Henefer resident Steve Richins had heard rumors of a bear sighted in the area, so he and his wife went out on a bear hunt, and were successfully able to shoot the uncommon photos.  

July 8, 2013

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

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

July 8, 2013

A landowner adjacent to the proposed Mountain Green Village project has offered an alternative route for a future interstate exchange on his property.

A landowner adjacent to the proposed Mountain Green Village project has offered an alternative route for a future interstate exchange on his property.

July 8, 2013

While perfecting the Mountain Green Village PUD master development agreement, the Morgan County Council is grappling with allowing short-term or temporary rentals in the county.

While perfecting the Mountain Green Village PUD master development agreement, the Morgan County Council is grappling with allowing short-term or temporary rentals in the county.

July 8, 2013

How important is the education of our children.  In our elementary schools we have one class with 35 children, six with 30 or more and 9 with 26 to 29 and our enrollment is growing every year.  How effective can a teacher be with so many students at this critical stage of their development?  I’ve had 10 boys in our scout troop and can’t imagine how a teacher can give adequate attention to 30 students.

Dear Editor:

July 8, 2013

Education’s purpose, process, and product is the eradication of ignorance and is, in turn, the foundation of law and order in any society.

Dear Editor:
Education’s purpose, process, and product is the eradication of ignorance and is, in turn, the foundation of law and order in any society.
Basically, there are two general forms of ignorance:

July 8, 2013

To concerned tax payers:   The Morgan County Council just passed up another economic opportunity based on self interest.

To concerned tax payers:   The Morgan County Council just passed up another economic opportunity based on self interest.
I recently read the article on short-term rentals that the county council debated.  

July 8, 2013

Like some of you, I have chosen to serve our community by participating on different school committees (MHS Community Council, Morgan Education Foundation and MHS Scholarship Board) that hopefully add value to the educational experience of all of our children.  There are some amazingly smart and dedicated parents who give freely of their time and resources to enrich the educational experience of all of our kids in this valley.  We do not always agree on the best way to meet the needs, but for the most part everyone has the best interest of the kids in mind.  I think we work well together because we leave ego’s and personal agenda’s at the door.  We ask thought provoking questions, we learn the issues and then we try to put forth solutions that meet challenges head on.  Our job isn’t done when we walk out of a meeting.  These are “working” committee’s where we roll up our sleeves and spend countless hours taking action and executing the plans laid out in the meetings.  We work with very tight budgets.  We work hard to raise money, simply because we have too, and consequently are quite conservative in how we spend each and every dollar.  We work closely with the teachers and school administrators.  We feel their pain.  You can never really know that pain until you sit in their classrooms and virtually walk in their shoes.  In most instances we work with the School District Administrators and in some cases we sit side by side with School Board members to find solutions to problems.  We have learned first hand the uniqueness of being part of a school district in rural Morgan County, with an almost nonexistent tax base.  One day that will change, but only when we are willing to accept the fallout that comes with growth and development.  It’s called change, and many are afraid of it.  None the less this area has so very much to offer, but it comes at a price, sometimes a steep price.  It is a price that each of us must bear.  Do I want higher taxes?  No.  Can I afford higher property taxes?  I cannot.  So why do I support the Voted Local Levy?  Because from where I sit, it is the best short term SOLUTION to a long-term problem.  Let’s be very clear about something.  The VLL is not the end-all answer, but it is a real short-term solution that is needed now.  Those who oppose the VLL have become very proficient at propogating what I call the FUD factor.  They spread Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.  It all begins with certain half truths and then leads to veiled forms of borderline deception.  Case in point.  Last night I received a flyer in the mail.  On one side it stated that I have “the opportunity to voice my opinion”.  I’ve read the Constitution and I get that.  This is a truth.  On the other side of the flyer it states in smaller text that if the VLL passes that “I will no longer have a voice or a vote” (false).  It states further that the school board can raise my taxes (truth) without advertising or notifying me (false).  They call it taxation without representation.  What is this, the Boston Tea Party all over again?  Of course we have representation.  It’s called going to the advertised school board meetings and standing up and saying what you have to say.  Do you realize that last week the school board held their annual budget meetings which were fully advertised and open to the public?  Do you also realize that not one single person who opposes the VLL attended the meeting?  If the VLL does not pass, the sun will still rise on on June 26th.  But know this one fact.  If you have a third grader going to Mountain Green Elementary, your child or grandchild will be sitting next to 32 other students of which 2-3 will have major behavioral issues that dominate the teachers time and efforts.  Now imagine the quality education your child is going to experience!  This is real, as real as it gets.  Again, the VLL is a tax, no doubt about it.  It will cost you $2.18 per month for each $100,000 that your home is valued at.  The School District needs $358,000 this next year alone that will go toward four (4) specific needs.  Replacing three educators who have retired or moved, costs associated with special needs students, remediation for those struggling in math and lastly to address state mandated standards and testing.  This is not conjecture, it’s fact.  The time to vote is almost here.  What will you base your vote on?  Will it be the FUD factor that you read about or hear about that has run rampant these past few months?  Or will you call a teacher you can trust, or your local school board member and ask specific questions about specific needs.  Get educated and then do the right thing for you, your family and your kids.

Dear Editor:

July 8, 2013

As an original founder of For Morgan Kids, I’d like to explain how the name was chosen. We determined that we wanted something that was… 

Dear Editor:
As an original founder of For Morgan Kids, I’d like to explain how the name was chosen. We determined that we wanted something that was… 

July 8, 2013

A Mountain Green resident made his first appearance in Second District Court June 5 in front of Judge Noel S. Hyde facing charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

A Mountain Green resident made his first appearance in Second District Court June 5 in front of Judge Noel S. Hyde facing charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

July 8, 2013

After Alvin Lundgren vacated his four-year seat on the Morgan County Planning Commission, the Morgan County Council appointed Mountain Green resident David Sawyer for the remainder of his term.

After Alvin Lundgren vacated his four-year seat on the Morgan County Planning Commission, the Morgan County Council appointed Mountain Green resident David Sawyer for the remainder of his term.

July 8, 2013

One of the oldest relics of Morgan history hangs in the Milton Park, standing as a symbol of history, freedom and the community.  

One of the oldest relics of Morgan history hangs in the Milton Park, standing as a symbol of history, freedom and the community.  

July 8, 2013

Kenneth L. White, Utah State University vice president of Extension and dean of the college of agriculture and applied sciences announced the appointment of Brian J. Higginbotham as associate vice president of Extension, effective July 15. Higginbotham will replace Charles Gay, who retired June 30 after serving in the position for 11 years.

Kenneth L. White, Utah State University vice president of Extension and dean of the college of agriculture and applied sciences announced the appointment of Brian J. Higginbotham as associate vice president of Extension, effective July 15. Higginbotham will replace Charles Gay, who retired June 30 after serving in the position for 11 years.

July 8, 2013

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

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

June 30, 2013

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 17, 2013

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

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

June 17, 2013

I am a Morgan County resident and taxpayer, a father with children currently in Morgan schools, and a recently-appointed member of the Morgan School Board.  I will vote in favor of the Voted Local Levy as I believe it is the best option for our current situation.  

I am a Morgan County resident and taxpayer, a father with children currently in Morgan schools, and a recently-appointed member of the Morgan School Board.  I will vote in favor of the Voted Local Levy as I believe it is the best option for our current situation.  

June 17, 2013

After spending a total of $22,000 last year on perfecting addressing records throughout the county, Morgan County is seeking a $10,000 State of Utah Cadastral Grant to create parcel data.

After spending a total of $22,000 last year on perfecting addressing records throughout the county, Morgan County is seeking a $10,000 State of Utah Cadastral Grant to create parcel data.

June 17, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

As I have researched school district finance during the past few months, I have come to the decision to actively support the voted local levy. We have great students, parents and teachers in Morgan County who have made education a priority. Our CRT scores prove a high level of proficiency in language arts and science comparable to districts that are spending double per student annually. Some may argue that if we are meeting our basic educational goals and even beyond, why would we want to increase funding?

Dear Editor:

June 7, 2013

As a resident of the Highlands of Mountain Green, I oppose the projected development of a multiplex apartment and residential complex near Trappers Loop on the basis of citizens’ safety and security. 

As a resident of the Highlands of Mountain Green, I oppose the projected development of a multiplex apartment and residential complex near Trappers Loop on the basis of citizens’ safety and security. 

June 7, 2013

In January the school board invited former Rich County School Superintendent, Christine Kearl to coach them on how to pass the Voted Local Levy.  She said the key to passing the tax increase was to “focus your whole campaign and approach on the kids, not teachers and their jobs.”   

Dear Editor:

June 7, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

For the second year in a row, Utah State University Extension 4-H will continue to implement “Making the Future” programs for youth in Utah through a $25,000 grant from Cognizant, a global leader in business and technology services.

For the second year in a row, Utah State University Extension 4-H will continue to implement “Making the Future” programs for youth in Utah through a $25,000 grant from Cognizant, a global leader in business and technology services.

June 7, 2013

Unit 576 conducted their father and son overnight campout and scout court of honor in the small amphitheater and park recently established behind their church building next to the Mountain Green cemetery.

Unit 576 conducted their father and son overnight campout and scout court of honor in the small amphitheater and park recently established behind their church building next to the Mountain Green cemetery.

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

The Voted Levy – A Parent’s Perspective

Dear Editor:
The Voted Levy – A Parent’s Perspective

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

Ryan and Jessica Terry celebrated the 4th of July, 2011, like many of us, at the Riverside Park.  Their children Eden, Ty and Lydia played games and the family enjoyed visiting with old and new friends.  One particular conversation changed their lives forever. 

Ryan and Jessica Terry celebrated the 4th of July, 2011, like many of us, at the Riverside Park.  Their children Eden, Ty and Lydia played games and the family enjoyed visiting with old and new friends.  One particular conversation changed their lives forever. 

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

Questar Gas is requesting an increase in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the monthly bill for the typical residential customer will increase by about $3.95 on June 1.

Questar Gas is requesting an increase in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the monthly bill for the typical residential customer will increase by about $3.95 on June 1.

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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 5, 2013

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

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

June 4, 2013

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

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

June 4, 2013

Dear Editor:
The Voted Levy – A Parent’s Perspective
The proposed voted levy is a hot topic in Morgan County right now.  Community groups have formed on both sides of the issue and people are discussing it throughout the county.  Through my involvement as the Chair of the Community Council at Mountain Green Elementary School, I have spoken with many members of the community with wide-ranging opinions.  As a taxpayer and parent, I am deeply invested in seeking responsible resolutions to the school district’s financial challenges. I have attended two of the school district’s community voted levy presentations, and I have been attending school board meetings for the past two years. These meetings have helped me determine that the proposed voted levy is the most responsible, immediate solution to the district’s budget concerns.

Dear Editor:
The Voted Levy – A Parent’s Perspective

June 4, 2013

Questar Gas is requesting an increase in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the monthly bill for the typical residential customer will increase by about $3.95 on June 1.

Questar Gas is requesting an increase in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the monthly bill for the typical residential customer will increase by about $3.95 on June 1.

June 4, 2013

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

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

June 3, 2013

Robin and Jennie Porter of Mountain Green moved to Morgan County about 10 years ago; however, Robin has ancestral roots in the Morgan area.  He is related to the Porters of Porterville through Nancy and Sanford Porter.  

Robin and Jennie Porter of Mountain Green moved to Morgan County about 10 years ago; however, Robin has ancestral roots in the Morgan area.  He is related to the Porters of Porterville through Nancy and Sanford Porter.  

June 3, 2013

Following questioning from a resident opposed to the upcoming voted local levy, the Morgan County Council weighed in on issues that could affect future tax rates.

Following questioning from a resident opposed to the upcoming voted local levy, the Morgan County Council weighed in on issues that could affect future tax rates.
“Whatever the levy does, it is going to affect us as well,” Councilman Ned Mecham said.

June 3, 2013

Smoke was sent billowing into the already cloudy skies of Morgan on Wednesday, May 8, after an accident engulfed a garage in flames.  The actual cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Smoke was sent billowing into the already cloudy skies of Morgan on Wednesday, May 8, after an accident engulfed a garage in flames.  The actual cause of the blaze is under investigation.

June 3, 2013

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

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

June 3, 2013

Zachary Bradshaw and Rebekah Jarman have chosen Saturday, May 11, 2013, to be married in the Salt Lake LDS temple. A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bountiful Central Stake Pavilion, 640 South 750 East, Bountiful.

Zachary Bradshaw and Rebekah Jarman have chosen Saturday, May 11, 2013, to be married in the Salt Lake LDS temple. A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bountiful Central Stake Pavilion, 640 South 750 East, Bountiful. Dancing will begin at 8 p.m.

May 11, 2013

Interscholastic extracurricular programs are vital to the positive social, physical and educational development of our students. These activities offer opportunities for service to the school and community; develop fellowship and goodwill; promote self-realization with physical, mental and emotional growth; and encourage the qualities of good citizenship. 

Interscholastic extracurricular programs are vital to the positive social, physical and educational development of our students.

May 11, 2013

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

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

April 29, 2013

As we grow closer to the end of another school year, I wanted to take the time to pay tribute to all of our wonderful and dedicated teachers within the district.  They are truly professionals who have made the decision to center their careers on the betterment of our youth.

As we grow closer to the end of another school year, I wanted to take the time to pay tribute to all of our wonderful and dedicated teachers within the district.  They are truly professionals who have made the decision to center their careers on the betterment of our youth.

April 29, 2013

“A man who breathes with soul so dead, regretting what he never said.”  John Hendrickson – Snow College

Dear Editor,
“A man who breathes with soul so dead, regretting what he never said.”  John Hendrickson – Snow College

April 26, 2013

Morgan native Billy Peterson is an experienced runner, having competed in over 50 marathons including three previous runs in Boston.  During the race last week, Peterson did something unique in his running career: he took his cell phone and seemingly saved his wife and young daughter from tragedy.  

Morgan native Billy Peterson is an experienced runner, having competed in over 50 marathons including three previous runs in Boston.  During the race last week, Peterson did something unique in his running career: he took his cell phone and seemingly saved his wife and young daughter from tragedy.  

April 20, 2013

 
Natasha Andersen, daughter of Lance and Janel Andersen, has been selected as Morgan High School’s English Sterling Scholar.  Natasha has loved taking art, choir, English, and creative writing classes because they allow her to express herself.  She loves reading and writing, drawing and painting, and participating in choir, soccer, and track.  Natasha has been involved as a member of FBLA, National Honor Society, choir, Academic Decathlon, Academic Olympiad, and the soccer and track teams.  She currently serves as the Interact Service Club President, an NHS president, an Ovation! choir section leader, and a Seminary Council member.  Natasha is proud of her accomplishments of being selected as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, getting a 36 on each section of the ACT, and being selected for Academic All-State in girls’ soccer.  Natasha plans to attend either Brigham Young University or Utah State University in the fall and major in English. 

Natasha Andersen ~ English
 

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

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

Morgan County Farm Bureau members are warning government officials about many issues, chief among them the abuse of green belt designations within the county.

Morgan County Farm Bureau members are warning government officials about many issues, chief among them the abuse of green belt designations within the county.
Land designated greenbelt is assessed at lower property taxes.

April 20, 2013

When many people think of family history, they think of Aunt Mabel.  The image conjured up is that of someone who is a little eccentric whose idea of a good time is going to a cemetery to take rubbings of headstones or visiting a county courthouse to pour through county records.

When many people think of family history, they think of Aunt Mabel.  The image conjured up is that of someone who is a little eccentric whose idea of a good time is going to a cemetery to take rubbings of headstones or visiting a county courthouse to pour through county records.

April 20, 2013

The Morgan School District brought in consultants to inform them how to get their tax levy approved.  They are certainly following the plan developed and strongly advised by Rich County and that is to bombard and propagandize the public with “it is all for the students, the students will suffer and be deprived unless we have more money.” Even one of our school board members has stated that the district may have to declare “bankruptcy” unless the levy is passed.  It appears to me that the district has learned very well from our present national political organizations and that perhaps even Obama could  probably pick up a few pointers from the school district and the school board.

The Morgan School District brought in consultants to inform them how to get their tax levy approved.  They are certainly following the plan developed and strongly advised by Rich County and that is to bombard and propagandize the public with “it is all for the students, the students will suffer and be deprived unless we h

April 20, 2013

 Twice a year Deseret Book stores around the area fill to capacity with excited women, having a night out as many of their husbands, sons and fathers attend a special Priesthood session of General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

 Twice a year Deseret Book stores around the area fill to capacity with excited women, having a night out as many of their husbands, sons and fathers attend a special Priesthood session of General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

April 20, 2013

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

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

April 20, 2013

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

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

April 20, 2013

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

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

April 20, 2013

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

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

April 17, 2013

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 Morgan County Council is voicing their opinions on development plans dubbed the Mountain Green Village.

The Morgan County Council is voicing their opinions on development plans dubbed the Mountain Green Village.

April 15, 2013

The fourth quarter started this week for all schools within the Morgan County School District on the traditional quarter system.  Fourth quarter at Morgan Elementary School is often our busiest time for learning.  Along with end-of-level state core tests and the final academic push for the school year, many exciting learning activities dominate our calendar.  The following is a sample from just the past four school days!

The fourth quarter started this week for all schools within the Morgan County School District on the traditional quarter system.  Fourth quarter at Morgan Elementary School is often our busiest time for learning.  Along with end-of-level state core tests and the final academic push for the school year, many exciting learning activities dominate our calendar

March 25, 2013

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

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

March 25, 2013

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

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

March 25, 2013

 
How much will come out of residents’ pockets if the voted leeway passes in June?  School district officials are revealing the amounts as they prepare for upcoming informational meetings with the public.

How much will come out of residents’ pockets if the voted leeway passes in June?  School district officials are revealing the amounts as they prepare for upcoming informational meetings with the public.

March 25, 2013

Thursday, March 14, the Morgan Wrestling Club hosted an event that brought in about 160 young wrestlers and hundreds of fans from as far away as Evanston and Bridger Valley.  

Thursday, March 14, the Morgan Wrestling Club hosted an event that brought in about 160 young wrestlers and hundreds of fans from as far away as Evanston and Bridger Valley.  

March 25, 2013

As Morgan County residents watch as the last patches of snow melt away, they often wish for better weather and the luxuries of summer.  Beautiful lawns, trees that are healthy enough to let children climb in while bearing delicious fruits, and vegetables overflowing onto our neighbors’ properties are often things people dream about but think they must wait until warm weather to prepare.  Now is the time to begin planning and preparing for your summer gardening and fall feast.

As Morgan County residents watch as the last patches of snow melt away, they often wish for better weather and the luxuries of summer.  Beautiful lawns, trees that are healthy enough to let children climb in while bearing delicious fruits, and vegetables overflowing onto our neighbors’ properties are often things people dream about but think they must wait

March 15, 2013

The Morgan County Council approved the first phase of the Morgan Bike Park, which could include a pump track area.  The area would be restricted to non-motorized recreation only.

The Morgan County Council approved the first phase of the Morgan Bike Park, which could include a pump track area.  The area would be restricted to non-motorized recreation only.

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

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

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

March 15, 2013

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

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

March 15, 2013

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

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

March 15, 2013

As Morgan school officials prepare to ask voters to approve a voted leeway on June 25, 2013, they are busy scheduling meetings to inform the public.

As Morgan school officials prepare to ask voters to approve a voted leeway on June 25, 2013, they are busy scheduling meetings to inform the public.

March 3, 2013

Morgan City is taking the next step to locate a hotel in its boundaries by writing a letter of intent to enter into a development agreement with Scott Somerville, president of Renascent Hospitality.

Morgan City is taking the next step to locate a hotel in its boundaries by writing a letter of intent to enter into a development agreement with Scott Somerville, president of Renascent Hospitality.
“The city is supportive of the project,” said Shelly Betz, Morgan City councilwoman.

March 3, 2013

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

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

February 28, 2013

While preparing the year in review piece for last week’s newspaper, I really was amazed at all the things that took place in Morgan County during 2012.  Sometimes I get stuck in the weekly rut of attending meetings, listening to recordings, writing stories and editing the newspaper.  The chance to look at every newspaper published by The Morgan County News in 2012 gave me the opportunity to step back and really get an over-all picture.

While preparing the year in review piece for last week’s newspaper, I really was amazed at all the things that took place in Morgan County during 2012.  Sometimes I get stuck in the weekly rut of attending meetings, listening to recordings, writing stories and editing the newspaper.  The chance to look at every newspaper published by The Morgan County

February 28, 2013

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

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

February 28, 2013

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

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

February 23, 2013

Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of Taggart’s Grill in Taggart?  The establishment has been serving lunch and dinner for nine years, and its fame has spread far and wide. It began as a gas station in the 1930s when two Taggart boys asked their uncle for some money to start up a station and some cabins.  It expanded to a place that sold burgers and fish bait.  At one point, a bobcat was kept on the porch. In the 1970s or early 80s, it burned down and Howard Taggart sold it to Elaine Stoddard, who owned it from 1996 to 2003. It is now owned by the Tuttle family and if you haven’t been there, you are missing a treat!

Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of Taggart’s Grill in Taggart?  The establishment has been serving lunch and dinner for nine years, and its fame has spread far and wide.

February 23, 2013

Cameron Skinner, Morgan High School varsity basketball player, has been selected to represent his school on the UHSAA Academic All-State Basketball Team.

Cameron Skinner, Morgan High School varsity basketball player, has been selected to represent his school on the UHSAA Academic All-State Basketball Team.

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 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

It is nearly time again this year for RootsTech. This has become one of the best genealogical conferences in the United States, and it is right in our back yard.  The conference runs from March 21-23. This year will have more sessions, a bigger display floor, and larger attendance that ever before.

It is nearly time again this year for RootsTech. This has become one of the best genealogical conferences in the United States, and it is right in our back yard.  The conference runs from March 21-23. This year will have more sessions, a bigger display floor, and larger attendance that ever before.

February 16, 2013

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

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

February 16, 2013

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend, Bert Wilkinson, 83, passed away January 10, 2013, in Morgan, Utah, from complications of dementia.  He was born on February 28, 1929, in Peterson, Utah, to John and Alice Myrtle Wood Wilkinson.

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend, Bert Wilkinson, 83, passed away January 10, 2013, in Morgan, Utah, from complications of dementia.  He was born on February 28, 1929, in Peterson, Utah, to John and Alice Myrtle Wood Wilkinson.

February 16, 2013

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

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

January 5, 2013

Morgan City’s consultant is progressing on bringing a hotel to Morgan and is now concentrating on financing arrangements and which hotel chain best suits the area.

Morgan City’s consultant is progressing on bringing a hotel to Morgan and is now concentrating on financing arrangements and which hotel chain best suits the area.

January 4, 2013

The county has selected a consultant to handle the large Snowbasin application.

The county has selected a consultant to handle the large Snowbasin application.

January 4, 2013

For Morgan native, Rachel Denning, her creativity and drive to succeed were two of several ingredients that helped her earn a spot on the Premiere Season of the groundbreaking online competition reality show “Prosperity’s Kitchen.”

For Morgan native, Rachel Denning, her creativity and drive to succeed were two of several ingredients that helped her earn a spot on the Premiere Season of the groundbreaking online competition reality show “Prosperity’s Kitchen.”

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 24, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

Following the untimely death of Morgan County Councilman Don Mathews, the county is seeking to fill his vacancy representing District 5 in the North Morgan area.

Following the untimely death of Morgan County Councilman Don Mathews, the county is seeking to fill his vacancy representing District 5 in the North Morgan area.

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

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

Melanie and Eric Moore and their family collected over 100 bags of items to be donated to St. Anne’s homeless shelter in Ogden.  They filled a trailer with clothes, books, used and new toys, blankets, gloves, hygiene items, diapers and other types of donations.  “Anything people brought we took,” Melanie explained.  The shelter needs warm items to hand out during the cold months.  They love to have toys to hand out for holidays and birthdays.  The shelter accepts any kind of donation.  St. Anne’s goal is to help individuals and families move into permanent housing, so any items that are not used at the shelter are used to help people when they accomplish that goal.  People are generally moving with no possessions and these items help them get established.   

Melanie and Eric Moore and their family collected over 100 bags of items to be donated to St.

December 18, 2012

The county is gearing up for a development one Morgan County Council member said could “change the face of Morgan County.”

The county is gearing up for a development one Morgan County Council member said could “change the face of Morgan County.” 

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

The Morgan County School Board got a grim outlook for the future of state education funding during their annual presentation to legislators.

The Morgan County School Board got a grim outlook for the future of state education funding during their annual presentation to legislators.
With a small tax base and above-state average family sizes, Morgan County has a unique school district compared to others in the state, Rep. Mel Brown, R-Coalville, said.

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

Encouraging customer to mail early this holiday season, Utah Post Offices have released suggested mail-by dates to ensure holiday cards and packages reach their destinations in time.

Encouraging customer to mail early this holiday season, Utah Post Offices have released suggested mail-by dates to ensure holiday cards and packages reach their destinations in time.

December 18, 2012

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

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

November 24, 2012

Since developer Rulon Gardner presented his plans for a community development agency, or CDA, to the Morgan County Council, Morgan County School Board members have been receiving irate calls.

Since developer Rulon Gardner presented his plans for a community development agency, or CDA, to the Morgan County Council, Morgan County School Board members have been receiving irate calls.

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

In the wake of charges facing a local business owner, Morgan City is reviewing its business license application.

In the wake of charges facing a local business owner, Morgan City is reviewing its business license application.

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

Members of the Morgan FFA Chapter in Utah were one of 39 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The team, led by advisor Megan Haslam, was awarded a silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 150 other participants. Denton Cannon received a bronze emblem, Luke Larsen received a silver emblem, Megan Stapley received a Silver emblem, and Katie Spens received a bronze emblem.

Members of the Morgan FFA Chapter in Utah were one of 39 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The team, led by advisor Megan Haslam, was awarded a silver emblem.

November 24, 2012

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

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

November 24, 2012

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts that state Road 65, the Big Mountain Highway, will close to all traffic for the winter at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov, 26.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts that state Road 65, the Big Mountain Highway, will close to all traffic for the winter at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov, 26.

November 23, 2012

The last issue of TMCN reported that the Cottonwoods subdivision developer had requested incremental tax funding for a reservoir that he/they want to develop in conjunction with his North Side Creek subdivision.  Incremental tax is the tax difference between the undeveloped land (the bare lot) and the property after it has been developed (i.e., in this case after homes have been built on the lots).

Dear Editor:

November 23, 2012

A brisk but sunny 40 degree morning welcomed flying enthusiasts to the airport in Mountain Green.  “It’s a great day to fly,” said Joe Garfield, airport manager. “A great day like this brings everyone out.” 

A brisk but sunny 40 degree morning welcomed flying enthusiasts to the airport in Mountain Green.  “It’s a great day to fly,” said Joe Garfield, airport manager. “A great day like this brings everyone out.” 

November 23, 2012

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

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

November 23, 2012

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

On Thursday Oct.

November 20, 2012

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

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

November 20, 2012

Developer Rulon Gardner has plans for a new 22-lot development, and is approaching the county and school board about the possibility of using tax increment funding to build a reservoir feature.  The reservoir would double as a private amenity for the development as well as storage for secondary water.

Developer Rulon Gardner has plans for a new 22-lot development, and is approaching the county and school board about the possibility of using tax increment funding to build a reservoir feature.  The reservoir would double as a private amenity for the development as well as storage for secondary water.

November 20, 2012

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, nearly 2,000 students and faculty members from Morgan High, Morgan Middle and Morgan Elementary schools participated in a full evacuation drill.  This drill led them roughly a half mile from the school grounds to Wilkinson Construction.  

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, nearly 2,000 students and faculty members from Morgan High, Morgan Middle and Morgan Elementary schools participated in a full evacuation drill.  This drill led them roughly a half mile from the school grounds to Wilkinson Construction.  

November 10, 2012

In 5th grade, the students at Mountain Green Elementary School learn about American history. Near the beginning of their studies are early explorers. Students were put into pairs and chose an explorer to research about. They needed to find out the basic birth/death date, birthplace and what country the explorer sailed for. They also had to find why their explorer started their voyage, what they discovered, what they are most famous for and other interesting information about that explorers life. The students had four days to research information from websites, short readings and the encyclopedia. Students then used the information they gathered to create a poster and present their explorer to the class. The class took notes on each explorer. This information will later be used to write an informative essay on “Why People Explore.” Students discovered many interesting things such as Christopher Columbus was not actually the first European to land on the Americas, how America got its name,  how the lack of vitamin C caused the dreaded scurvy, how some explorers mysteriously disappeared, and how some men even spent months searching for cities of gold or a fountain of youth.  This was a very fun learning activity for the students.

In 5th grade, the students at Mountain Green Elementary School learn about American history. Near the beginning of their studies are early explorers. Students were put into pairs and chose an explorer to research about. They needed to find out the basic birth/death date, birthplace and what country the explorer sailed for.

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

Although down a planning and development director, the Morgan County Planning and Development Services department is hopping. 

Although down a planning and development director, the Morgan County Planning and Development Services department is hopping. 
Interim Department Director Charles Ewert said the number of building permit applications and planning applications this year is rivaling those of 2007.  

November 3, 2012

In the name of public safety, the Morgan County Council is ready to take on pesky address issues, including involving city officials.

In the name of public safety, the Morgan County Council is ready to take on pesky address issues, including involving city officials.

October 11, 2012

The Morgan County Council hopes to change the “anti-business” reputation it seems to have.

The Morgan County Council hopes to change the “anti-business” reputation it seems to have.

October 11, 2012

Dialogue and debate about what Morgan was, what Morgan is and what Morgan will be is nearly constant and of upmost importance to all of us who call Morgan home. For those reasons there are continual discussions with school board, county and city governments, and Morgan Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC), including more extensive and detailed surveys and community forums such as Envision Morgan (EM).

Dear Editor:

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

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was approved by the federal government and is now law.  Morgan School District, and many other districts in the state, participate in the national school lunch program and are required to comply with the new standards and guidelines set by the government.  The new lunch menus are now aligned with this law. We will be offering more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and fewer desserts.  Students participating in the school lunch program must choose at least one fruit or vegetable, plus two other food items.  They may also choose to take all of the food items offered which would include both the fruit and vegetable.  This change will help ensure that students will have on their tray a healthy, balanced meal everyday that meets federal government guidelines.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was approved by the federal government and is now law.  Morgan School District, and many other districts in the state, participate in the national school lunch program and are required to comply with the new standards and guidelines set by the government.  The new lunch menus are now aligned with this law.

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

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

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

September 12, 2012

The students of Morgan Elementary have just stepped into the 2012-2013 school year and their teachers have their classes up and running.  On Tuesday, Aug. 28, parents sat in miniature chairs at miniature desks to listen to big plans for the upcoming year.

The students of Morgan Elementary have just stepped into the 2012-2013 school year and their teachers have their classes up and running.  On Tuesday, Aug. 28, parents sat in miniature chairs at miniature desks to listen to big plans for the upcoming year.

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.

August 29, 2012

An economic development attorney has asked Morgan County to shake off the webs and dust that has collected on its Redevelopment Agency created in the days of Garth Day and kick things into gear again.

An economic development attorney has asked Morgan County to shake off the webs and dust that has collected on its Redevelopment Agency created in the days of Garth Day and kick things into gear again.

August 25, 2012

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

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

August 16, 2012

The online world has created many opportunities to find additional information and connect with others who are researching our ancestors like never before.  The ability to search indexes and view the original images from home at our convenience is changing the world of family history.  Digital is here to stay and will continue to enhance our ability to identify our ancestors, but it does bring some challenges.

The online world has created many opportunities to find additional information and connect with others who are researching our ancestors like never before.  The ability to search indexes and view the original images from home at our convenience is changing the world of family history.  Digital is here to stay and will continue to enhance our ability to iden

August 16, 2012

With the proposed increase in property taxes for schools I looked up my property taxes that applied to Morgan county schools for the years 2005  - 2011 and the proposed increase for 2012, it is as follows:

With the proposed increase in property taxes for schools I looked up my property taxes that applied to Morgan county schools for the years 2005  - 2011 and the proposed increase for 2012, it is as follows:

August 16, 2012

 
Kindergarten through 5th grade

Kindergarten
2 boxes of Crayola crayons (24)
1 pkg Fine point dry erase markers
8 glue sticks
1 plastic pencil box
1 vinyl 2-pocket folder

August 16, 2012

Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Kindergarten
 
1 container of Clorox wipes
1 box of Kleenex tissues
8 glue sticks
3 boxes of 8 Crayola crayon

August 16, 2012

With the commencement of the 2012-13 school year a rudimentary form of Professional Learning Communities  will be implemented in all schools within the district.  Presently, Morgan Elementary School, Mountain Green Elementary School, and Morgan Middle School employ basic models of PLCs.  Morgan High School has had periodic departmental planning sessions, but nothing continuous or direction focused.

With the commencement of the 2012-13 school year a rudimentary form of Professional Learning Communities  will be implemented in all schools within the district.  Presently, Morgan Elementary School, Mountain Green Elementary School, and Morgan Middle School employ basic models of PLCs.  Morgan High School has had periodic departmental planning sessions, but nothing continuous or

August 16, 2012

When the Morgan City Council envisioned the Riverside Park splash pad, one of the things they hoped it would do is bring out-of-town visitors to generate revenue for other Morgan businesses, and it has done just that.

When the Morgan City Council envisioned the Riverside Park splash pad, one of the things they hoped it would do is bring out-of-town visitors to generate revenue for other Morgan businesses, and it has done just that.

August 13, 2012

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

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

August 13, 2012

Matthew Godfrey, Morgan City’s economic development consultant, is “very confident” he has found a developer who wants to build a hotel in the area.  However, Godfrey says a letter from the Morgan County Council supporting improvements along the banks of the Weber River near Como Springs and the county fairgrounds would go a long way in bringing a hotel project to fruition.

Matthew Godfrey, Morgan City’s economic development consultant, is “very confident” he has found a developer who wants to build a hotel in the area.  However, Godfrey says a letter from the Morgan County Council supporting improvements along the banks of the Weber River near Como Springs and the county fairgrounds would go a long way in bringing a hotel project to fruitio

August 13, 2012

After months of feeding and caring for their animals, over 160 hard working kids were able to sell their animals to generous and eager buyers.  The junior livestock show and sale are the final event of a program encouraging youth to raise and care for livestock animals.  The annual event allows kids to take responsibility for their animals and learn how a business is run.   

After months of feeding and caring for their animals, over 160 hard working kids were able to sell their animals to generous and eager buyers.  The junior livestock show and sale are the final event of a program encouraging youth to raise and care for livestock animals.  The annual event allows kids to take responsibility for their animals and learn how a b

August 13, 2012

With the recent of arrest of two sex offenders with Morgan ties, public interest in the state’s sex offender registry has piqued.  However, the registry should be used carefully, county and state officials say. 

With the recent of arrest of two sex offenders with Morgan ties, public interest in the state’s sex offender registry has piqued.  However, the registry should be used carefully, county and state officials say. 

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

DeMarre Carroll was welcomed to the Trojan Center with big cheers from all the junior Jazz players in the audience.  Carroll was born July 27, 1986, is 6’8” and just finished his third year in the NBA and his first year with the Utah Jazz.  

DeMarre Carroll was welcomed to the Trojan Center with big cheers from all the junior Jazz players in the audience.  Carroll was born July 27, 1986, is 6’8” and just finished his third year in the NBA and his first year with the Utah Jazz.  

August 13, 2012

The Morgan School District is not alone in these struggling economic times.  Districts throughout the state and nation face challenging dilemmas as the fight to balance continually shrinking operating budgets continues.  

The Morgan School District is not alone in these struggling economic times.  Districts throughout the state and nation face challenging dilemmas as the fight to balance continually shrinking operating budgets continues.  

August 2, 2012

Matthew Godfrey, Morgan City’s economic development consultant, is “very confident” he has found a developer who wants to build a hotel in the area.  However, Godfrey says a letter from the Morgan County Council supporting improvements along the banks of the Weber River near Como Springs and the county fairgrounds would go a long way in bringing a hotel project to fruition.

Matthew Godfrey, Morgan City’s economic development consultant, is “very confident” he has found a developer who wants to build a hotel in the area.  However, Godfrey says a letter from the Morgan County Council supporting improvements along the banks of the Weber River near Como Springs and the county fairgrounds would go a long way in bringing a hotel project to fruitio

July 30, 2012

The following is a compilation of Campus Connections I submitted to The Morgan County News in late April and early May.  Slight changes have been made based on recent board actions and budget updates since that time.  It is rather lengthy, but I would encourage you to read it in its entirety.

The following is a compilation of Campus Connections I submitted to The Morgan County News in late April and early May.  Slight changes have been made based on recent board actions and budget updates since that time.  It is rather lengthy, but I would encourage you to read it in its entirety.

July 30, 2012

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  This year, local Jr. Jazz participants will meet Jazz forward, #3, DeMarre Carroll.  Carroll was born July 27, 1986, is 6’8” and just finished his third year in the NBA and his first year with the Jazz.

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  This year, local Jr. Jazz participants will meet Jazz forward, #3, DeMarre Carroll.  Carroll was born July 27, 1986, is 6’8” and just finished his third year in the NBA and his first year with the Jazz.

July 30, 2012

Last week, I wrote about the beginning of the journey to trace the steps of pioneers, Pony Express riders and California gold rushers on the portion of Hastings Cutoff through Morgan County.

Last week, I wrote about the beginning of the journey to trace the steps of pioneers, Pony Express riders and California gold rushers on the portion of Hastings Cutoff through Morgan County.
To get the full experience, it is best to follow the self-guided auto tour brochure put out by the Morgan Historical Society some three years ago.

July 23, 2012

An inspiration to all the youth in Morgan who might try their hand at mutton busting, local resident Caleb Bennett currently holds the title of 7th in the World Bareback standings. Caleb is the son of Bob and Claudine Nance Caldwell and grandson of Connie Nance and the late Bernie Nance. Caleb started riding at the tender age of 4 years old.  Starting out on calves and sheep, he later moved on to horses and Jr. Bulls as he competed in Jr. Rodeo. 

An inspiration to all the youth in Morgan who might try their hand at mutton busting, local resident Caleb Bennett currently holds the title of 7th in the World Bareback standings. Caleb is the son of Bob and Claudine Nance Caldwell and grandson of Connie Nance and the late Bernie Nance.

July 23, 2012

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

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

July 23, 2012

As a history buff and native of Morgan County, I was surprised that I had never been on the “Mormon Flat Dirt Road,” as it is named in a self-guided auto tour of the Hastings Cutoff through the county.

As a history buff and native of Morgan County, I was surprised that I had never been on the “Mormon Flat Dirt Road,” as it is named in a self-guided auto tour of the Hastings Cutoff through the county.

July 23, 2012

These days age just isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.  Many of us can remember when reaching a certain age really did mean we were more responsible, or at least ready to become so.  While thankfully there are organizations and religions still striving to instill values for all ages, unfortunately many in the world only view age as an entitlement to finally be free or legal to do whatever one wants.  

These days age just isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.  Many of us can remember when reaching a certain age really did mean we were more responsible, or at least ready to become so.  While thankfully there are organizations and religions still striving to instill values for all ages, unfortunately many in the world only view age as an entitlement

July 18, 2012

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

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

July 18, 2012

Helen Smedley has lived in Mountain Green since the 1960s and remembers some of the first homes being built in the Highlands subdivision. She says she was born in the best little town in America –Fillmore, Utah.  She said “it’s drier than a bone” and that her dad used to say “frogs are 25 years old before they know how to swim.” Despite growing up during the Depression, she had a wonderful childhood. Her family grew their own food and had animals, so they were self-sufficient.  “We didn’t know we were poor because everyone else was to,” she added.

Helen Smedley has lived in Mountain Green since the 1960s and remembers some of the first homes being built in the Highlands subdivision.

July 18, 2012

Ever since she was a young girl, Samantha Lawrence knew she would be involved in the sciences. In fifth grade, her science teacher decided to have the class participate in a science fair. Having helped her parents build their home in Morgan, she had always wondered why nails turned orange in exposed stud walls, so she decided to investigate that phenomenon for her science fair project.  Through that project she discovered corrosion and has been fascinated by the processes and mitigation of corrosion from then on.  Samantha continued to nurture these interests and eventually graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. She is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Washington State University.

Ever since she was a young girl, Samantha Lawrence knew she would be involved in the sciences. In fifth grade, her science teacher decided to have the class participate in a science fair.

July 18, 2012

Although subdivisions developers are still required to improve infrastructure along existing county streets, small subdivision developers may catch a break with a recent code amendment. 

 Although subdivisions developers are still required to improve infrastructure along existing county streets, small subdivision developers may catch a break with a recent code amendment. 

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

 
Promising statistics signal a housing market on the rebound, but economic headwinds are keeping markets from improving quickly, according to Harvard University’s annual State of the Nation’s Housing report, released on Thursday. “With new home inventories at record lows, unless the broader economy goes into a tailspin, stronger sales should further stabilize prices and pave the way for a pickup in single-family housing construction over the course of 2012,” said Eric S. Belsky, managing director of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, in a news release. 

Promising statistics signal a housing market on the rebound, but economic headwinds are keeping markets from improving quickly, according to Harvard University’s annual State of the Nation’s Housing report, released on Thursday.

July 18, 2012

New city council member Michael L. Kendell was sworn in on Tuesday at the city council meeting.  Kendall is replacing council member Lynn Mickelsen, who recently passed away.  

New city council member Michael L. Kendell was sworn in on Tuesday at the city council meeting.  Kendall is replacing council member Lynn Mickelsen, who recently passed away.  

July 18, 2012

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

Originally printed April 27

July 18, 2012

On Tuesday, June 19, Shaka Laka handed out over 500 samples of sunblock and chapstick with a retail value of well over $1,000. A tent set up across the street from the post office on State Street hosted the event.  This half day of generosity was spurred by an appeal to residents to vote for their company to qualify to be eligible to receive a $250,000 grant from “Mission: Small Business.” The contest requires 250 votes to be eligible to receive one of 12 grants offered from Chase and Living Social.  According to their website, the company is “based on the mainland in Utah, but we are all about the island style, kickin’ back, and just having fun.”  They also note that their products are made in the USA “on Da Biggah Island of Utah”

On Tuesday, June 19, Shaka Laka handed out over 500 samples of sunblock and chapstick with a retail value of well over $1,000.

July 16, 2012

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

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

July 16, 2012

Martin and Adelgunda Dietzel Heiner were among the earliest pioneers to settle in Morgan.  In 1845 they immigrated to America from Germany where they encountered and joined the Mormon Church in Pennsylvania.  In 1859 they journeyed to Salt Lake City and moved to Morgan in November 1863.  The Heiners settled in Mt. Joy, which was later named North Morgan.

Martin and Adelgunda Dietzel Heiner were among the earliest pioneers to settle in Morgan.  In 1845 they immigrated to America from Germany where they encountered and joined the Mormon Church in Pennsylvania.  In 1859 they journeyed to Salt Lake City and moved to Morgan in November 1863.  The Heiners settled in Mt. Joy, which was later named North Morgan.

July 16, 2012

Morgan resident Jimmy Jones, a 5th grade teacher at Cook Elementary School in Syracuse, Davis School District, has been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress “Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute” during the week of July 16-20, 2012.

Morgan resident Jimmy Jones, a 5th grade teacher at Cook Elementary School in Syracuse, Davis School District, has been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress “Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute” during the week of July 16-20, 2012.

July 16, 2012

For some reason lately it seems that I have received many questions about Personal Ancestral File (PAF).  PAF is a genealogical record manager created by FamilySearch nearly 20 years ago.  It started as a DOS program and then eventually was ported to Windows.  It has been one of the more widely used record mangers for genealogical work, particularly among members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

For some reason lately it seems that I have received many questions about Personal Ancestral File (PAF).  PAF is a genealogical record manager created by FamilySearch nearly 20 years ago.  It started as a DOS program and then eventually was ported to Windows.  It has been one of the more widely used record mangers for genealogical work, particularly among members of the Church of

July 10, 2012
Obituary

MORGAN – John Conrad Irwin, Jr., 96, died July 9, 2012 at his home in Morgan, Utah.  He was born Nov. 2, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah to John Conrad, Sr., and Eleanor Elizabeth Collett Irwin.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11 am at the Rock Chapel, 10 W. Young Street, Morgan. Friends and family may attend a viewing Friday from 6 to 8 at Walker Mortuary in Morgan and Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 am at the church.

MORGAN – John Conrad Irwin, Jr., 96, died July 9, 2012 at his home in Morgan, Utah.  He was born Nov. 2, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah to John Conrad, Sr., and Eleanor Elizabeth Collett Irwin.

July 6, 2012

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

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

July 6, 2012

Weber County dispatch officials are so concerned about addressing problems in Morgan County that they are unwilling to be held responsible if emergency crews are unable to find addresses.

Weber County dispatch officials are so concerned about addressing problems in Morgan County that they are unwilling to be held responsible if emergency crews are unable to find addresses.

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

 
The Morgan City Council appointed their newest member Tuesday.
Among five residents who expressed interest in the seat left vacant after Lynn Mickelsen’s death, the council chose Michael L. Kendell to serve through 2014.   Julie Anderson, Stephen V. Gale, Holly Limb, and DeOrr Peterson were the other applicants.

The Morgan City Council appointed their newest member Tuesday.

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

One of summer’s greatest joys is long hot days filled with a dip in the pool.  Cannon balls, splashing children calling out marco polo all bring back floods of memories to most Americans who have experienced a setting similar to this sometime in their life.  Much of our summertime activities revolve around water.  From relaxing on the shore of Pineview, or camping next to a creek in the Uintahs, most of us will come into contact with water.  With extra precaution, these activities can give us a lifetime of memories and a scrapbook full of photos.  

One of summer’s greatest joys is long hot days filled with a dip in the pool.  Cannon balls, splashing children calling out marco polo all bring back floods of memories to most Americans who have experienced a setting similar to this sometime in their life.  Much of our summertime activities revolve around water.  From relaxing on the shore of Pi

June 7, 2012

Memorial Day is a great time for family history.  Each year my family makes an outing to three or four cemeteries.  A part of our outing is that we have breakfast at the same restaurant each year.  While it may be true that the kids enjoy breakfast more than the cemetery visits, our annual trek has become family tradition, one that my kids even seem to enjoy and look forward to.  

June 6, 2012

In 1985 Randell Heath and his wife Tina drove to Morgan in search of the Browning offices.  What they found was more than our local gun maker. After driving through Peterson they fell in love with the area—so much so that they decided to move here.  

In 1985 Randell Heath and his wife Tina drove to Morgan in search of the Browning offices.  What they found was more than our local gun maker. After driving through Peterson they fell in love with the area—so much so that they decided to move here.  

June 5, 2012

Morgan City is short at least $814,000 in taxes owed to a special improvement district by Mount Joy, LLC, a local developer now involved in bankruptcy court proceedings.  Without payment, Morgan City officials may have to cut costs or reduce services to make a $103,000 bond payment June 1.  Developer Gray Jensen said things are in the works that could help the city make the payment.

June 5, 2012

Utah Humanities Council is funding four book discussions at the Morgan County Library this fall.  Modeled on a similar, but year long, book discussions in Brigham City, the Mountain Green Ward book club has applied for and received a grant from UHC to help fund this project. 

Utah Humanities Council is funding four book discussions at the Morgan County Library this fall.  Modeled on a similar, but year long, book discussions in Brigham City, the Mountain Green Ward book club has applied for and received a grant from UHC to help fund this project. 

June 5, 2012

The Morgan County Council agreed to amend a development agreement, effectively reimbursing a developer for affordable housing the county never built.

The Morgan County Council agreed to amend a development agreement, effectively reimbursing a developer for affordable housing the county never built.

June 5, 2012

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

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

June 5, 2012

I was driving down the freeway a couple of days ago and saw something very frightening.  In the car next to me, going about 65 miles an hour, was a person reading a book!  Not only that but it almost completely covered his steering wheel!  My first thought was to honk and get his attention but I was afraid he’d lose his place.  How unfortunate for him!  So, to avoid any read rage I very carefully steered clear and hoped he was at least reading a book with large print so he didn’t strain his eyes.  Later, I mused about what better way to spend a boring commute, driving down the freeway with speeding cars and other too cozy, too dozy and distracted drivers, than reading a good book to pass the time!  I would like to know what book this multi-tasking maniac was reading that was worth risking his life and the lives of others for.

May 31, 2012

On April 24 and 25 members of our FFA chapter competed in the 2012 Career Development Experiences in Logan. There were eight teams that competed. One of those teams won the state title for this year in the Agricultural Sales contest. Those that were on the team were Luke Larsen, Jake Cannon, Katie Spens, and Megan Stapley.

 

By Jessica T Carter

FFA Reporter

May 31, 2012

A growing method to help in genealogical research is DNA.  For the past decade DNA genealogy is been gaining ground in the community.  DNA testing can determine whether two individuals are related.  Descendants believed to have a common ancestor can be tested. The test can help to prove, or disprove genealogical theories.  It can also point to genealogical research that has been completed and indicated a family connection.  Even where no other family member has participated in a DNA study, the DNA results can point to likely places in the world from which ancestors originated.  

May 31, 2012

Runners from all over are pushing their limits in preparing for the second annual Morgan Valley Marathon.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, July 28.  

 

Runners from all over are pushing their limits in preparing for the second annual Morgan Valley Marathon.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, July 28.  

May 31, 2012

Our readers asked for more complete news coverage of the county and school board, and we’ve done our best to deliver.

Our readers asked for more complete news coverage of the county and school board, and we’ve done our best to deliver.

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 30, 2012

Donors, students, county residents, school district officials, and former and current administrators gathered Tuesday to officially cut the ribbon marked “the next 100 years,” and open the new Trojan Century Center.

Donors, students, county residents, school district officials, and former and current administrators gathered Tuesday to officially cut the ribbon marked “the next 100 years,” and open the new Trojan Century Center.

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

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

May 12, 2012

Morgan Middle School took ten 7th graders and eleven 8th graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  All 21 students scored in the top 50%.  Special congratulations are given to Sadie Carter, Logan Jones, Logan Cameron, Savana Carter, Jaiden Farr, and Tyler Payne for scoring in the top 25%, and to Carter Bailey, Ryan Milburn, Konnor Andrews, Weston Blocker, and Colin Smith for scoring in the top 10%.  Our students did an outstanding job, considering we were competing against all schools this year, no matter their size.  This would not be unlike all schools, from 1A through 5A, playing for the state championship in a given sport. 

 

May 12, 2012

The beautiful cemetery that stands on the hill behind the LDS Ward on the old Highway Rd. in Mountain Green was the original pioneer burying grounds for the pioneer community. It was laid out in 1860 on land that was owned by David Bowman Bybee.  He sold .45 acre to the settlement of Mountain Green to provide a place of burial for early settlers.

The beautiful cemetery that stands on the hill behind the LDS Ward on the old Highway Rd. in Mountain Green was the original pioneer burying grounds for the pioneer community. It was laid out in 1860 on land that was owned by David Bowman Bybee.  He sold .45 acre to the settlement of Mountain Green to provide a place of burial for early settlers.

May 12, 2012

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

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

May 5, 2012

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

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

April 28, 2012

 

Community Covenants Team

See City partners with military for better services for veterans and families on this page.

Community Covenants Team

See City partners with military for better services for veterans and families on this page.

Fourth of July Celebration – Connie Maughan – Christy Jacobson

April 28, 2012

Morgan City has engaged former Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey in a consulting contract to bring a hotel to the city.  The city council has been working for many years to entice a hotel to locate in the city with no results.  They recently completed a feasibility study for the area to help persuade developers to locate in the city.

Morgan City has engaged former Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey in a consulting contract to bring a hotel to the city.  The city council has been working for many years to entice a hotel to locate in the city with no results.  They recently completed a feasibility study for the area to help persuade developers to locate in the city.

April 28, 2012

“Create a plan...but remember - be prepared to change the plan!”, words of advice from a young Morgan High School graduate and who has followed her plan - and finding out that “plans change” - and Melissa Ovard has made the changes successfully by following her simple goals she made early in her life. Her story of how it “all came down” to leading a full and successful career now moving forward with confidence was told to the North Summit and Morgan High Schools’ Sterling Scholars at a Recognition Banquet hosted by Holcim, (US) Inc. The evening of March 29th Sterling Scholar Nominees from these two schools came with their parents to enjoy dinner with their families at Larry’s Chicken Inn in Morgan.

Submitted by Cheryl Ovard

April 28, 2012

On Tuesday, March 27, 2012 MMS Counselor Gary Crittenden hosted a review panel from the State Office of Education and the CTE Team from Box Elder School District. They were here to evaluate how effectively the Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program is used in our school. This review consisted of Mr. Crittenden explaining and providing evidence in twelve different standards divided into two sections as to what the MS counseling program provides for the students. 

April 21, 2012

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ronda Kippen, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer, Lyle Nelson, Member Mathews attended electronically.

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ronda Kippen, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer, Lyle Nelson, Member Mathews attended electronically.

Public Comment

One of the youth in the county expressed the desire for a splash pad in the county.

April 21, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 25th thru March 31st, with a total of 110 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 25th thru March 31st, with a total of 110 calls

 

Assistance: (2)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Porterville, Stoddard;

Motor Assist: (2)EB I-84, WB I-84;

April 21, 2012

Lindsey Newton, daughter of Mark and Joan Newton, was chosen as this year’s Family and Consumer Sciences Sterling Scholar! Lindsey received silver at the region and state FCCLA competitions this year in the Chapter Showcase Manual Star Event. 

Lindsey Newton, daughter of Mark and Joan Newton, was chosen as this year’s Family and Consumer Sciences Sterling Scholar! Lindsey received silver at the region and state FCCLA competitions this year in the Chapter Showcase Manual Star Event. 

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.

April 14, 2012

Wesley and Janet Grandsen bought the house and the property from the Ostlers, according to Bob Huerta who worked and roomed with the Grandsens for five years.  County records verify they bought it from the Ostler Land and Livestock Co. in 1952. The Gransden’s ran cattle on the land which extended all the way to Snow Basin.  The Huertas said Gransdens had Arabian horses, and Carol Ralphs said they also grew hay for their cattle. There was an irrigation ditch where the Highlands office now stands. Mr. Hubbard said he was told the property was 3500 acres or more at that time.

Hubbard House continued from last week

April 14, 2012

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

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

April 14, 2012

One walking trail in Mountain Green parallels old highway, directly east of the Mountain Green exit. This walking trail was a community effort and took the dedicated work of many individuals to make it a reality.   In 1993, it was recognized by members of the community that a safety hazard existed for young children, walkers, and bike riders who traveled from Monte Verde, Polls and the Highlands to the Old Farm Market or from one subdivision to the other. Pedestrians had to walk on the edge of old highway road which is the main thoroughfare through Mountain Green and connects to Trappers Loop. Especially because of the increased traffic from Ogden Valley due to the completion of Trappers Loop road and the fact that this traffic had to use the old highway in order to connect with the interstate, an effort was made to solve the safety hazard—by creating a walking path.

March 31, 2012

As parents we attend Parent/Teacher Conferences because we are concerned about our children. We want to know how they are doing in school socially, academically, and gain some insight into our children’s lives when they are away from home. Teachers dutifully tell us our child’s academic strengths, weaknesses, and provide some knowledge regarding social growth. At some point during the conference DIBELS scores are mentioned. The purpose of this article is to provide basic information regarding DIBELS so you, as parents/guardians, will have a better understanding of what DIBELS scores mean for your child. It is important to understand how DIBELS works so you will be better equipped to be your child’s advocate. So, what are DIBELS?

March 17, 2012

RootsTech has become the do not miss conference in the genealogical world.  It brings together the best and brightest from the genealogical and the genealaogical technology worlds in one space.  I have written a few articles about it over the past few months.  

RootsTech has become the do not miss conference in the genealogical world.  It brings together the best and brightest from the genealogical and the genealaogical technology worlds in one space.  I have written a few articles about it over the past few months.  

March 17, 2012

Morgan county will receive $550,000 in a grant from the state of Utah for improvements to the airport after the county agreed to provide a ten percent match of only $55,000.  The funds will be used to pave the taxi area sleeves at the airport.  

Morgan county will receive $550,000 in a grant from the state of Utah for improvements to the airport after the county agreed to provide a ten percent match of only $55,000.  The funds will be used to pave the taxi area sleeves at the airport.  

March 17, 2012

Monday, February 20th the Sons of the Utah Pioneers had the very enjoyable opportunity to be addressed by Robert Woodford during their monthly meeting at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.  Calvin Stephens invited him to be our guest speaker which he graciously accepted.  He discussed the ongoing efforts of publishing the Joseph Smith Papers both in book form and on line.  He reported that there are many misconceptions based on incorrect readings of these documents.  

March 17, 2012

Privacy issues are in the news nearly every week.  Whether it is Google changing its policies, or new legislation restricting the use of personal information.  Privacy legislation is often the bane of genealogical research, however, and it is also often more public relations than good public policy.

Privacy issues are in the news nearly every week.  Whether it is Google changing its policies, or new legislation restricting the use of personal information.  Privacy legislation is often the bane of genealogical research, however, and it is also often more public relations than good public policy.

March 17, 2012

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

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

March 10, 2012

One of the keynote addresses at RootsTech posed an interesting question.  He asked what we would do with unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage, and unlimited CPU.

One of the keynote addresses at RootsTech posed an interesting question.  He asked what we would do with unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage, and unlimited CPU.

March 10, 2012

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

February 18, 2012

McKinsey Ferrell, daughter of Robert and Lori Ferrell, was chosen as Morgan High School’s 2011-2012 Computer Technology Sterling Scholar! Kinsey has designed three different companies’ websites and currently designs the monthly newsletter for the company Inspire Us NOW. 

 

McKinsey Ferrell, daughter of Robert and Lori Ferrell, was chosen as Morgan High School’s 2011-2012 Computer Technology Sterling Scholar! Kinsey has designed three different companies’ websites and currently designs the monthly newsletter for the company Inspire Us NOW. 

February 18, 2012

Imagine deer, antelope, a buffalo, a elk, an eagle, a moose and Native American Indians all in one place.... no PBS documentary, its Morgan’s own art. 

Imagine deer, antelope, a buffalo, a elk, an eagle, a moose and Native American Indians all in one place.... no PBS documentary, its Morgan’s own art. 

February 18, 2012

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

February 18, 2012

 

Wow, it was a great week at RootsTech last week.  There were more than 4,500 attendees, making this the largest genealogical conference in the United States.  There were more than 2,500 visitors to The Family History Library for the Friday night event.  The Library was open late, until midnight, and at 11:00 there were still more than 500 patrons in the Library.

February 18, 2012

 

Shirley was raised in Farmington and Kaysville by her parents, Albert and Virginia Udy Epperson. She attended Davis High School until her family moved to Morgan, where they owned and operated the Morgan County News and the Summit County Bee. After graduating from Morgan High School, Shirley attended the University of Utah where she majored in journalism and lived in the Alpha Phi Sorority House. Shirley had beautiful red hair and a personality to match. In 1954, she was crowned as Salt Lake City’s Miss Flame, a beauty pageant held exclusively for redheads. 

November 6, 1934 - February 8, 2012

“There is more, much more, to being a redhead than the color of one’s hair.”

February 18, 2012

Mrs. Smith is new to Mountain Green Elementary School this year. She teaches first grade and really enjoys it! Her favorite thing about teaching is the kids with their enthusiasm and bright comments. Mrs. Smith believes her job is definitely the most entertaining one out there. 

Mrs. Smith is new to Mountain Green Elementary School this year. She teaches first grade and really enjoys it! Her favorite thing about teaching is the kids with their enthusiasm and bright comments. Mrs. Smith believes her job is definitely the most entertaining one out there. 

February 4, 2012

There is a troubling trend worldwide, for genealogists, that seems to be taking root here in the United States.  For many years, The National Archives of the United Kingdom has been making money on the records over which they have stewardship.  They have entered into partnerships with commercial entities and receive royalties for many of the records that are published online.  The National Archives of Sweden has followed suit and is now charging for access to their records.  

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.

February 4, 2012

Winter has finally arrived to Morgan.  With the cold weather kids don’t want to go out to the bus.  As a parent you hate to have your child waiting in the cold longer than necessary. The solution to both is OnTimeBus.  

Winter has finally arrived to Morgan.  With the cold weather kids don’t want to go out to the bus.  As a parent you hate to have your child waiting in the cold longer than necessary. The solution to both is OnTimeBus.  

February 4, 2012

In the spring and summer of 1912, James C. Hogensen toured the state of Utah hoping to organize Boys Potato Growing Clubs in every county in the state. These potato clubs marked the beginning of 4-H in Utah. 4-H has come a long ways since 1912! Today common 4-H activities include robotics, GPS programs, and ATV safety. Even though 4-H projects today differ greatly from 4-H in the past, the goals of 4-H have stayed the same. The mission of Utah 4-H is to help youth gain knowledge, build character, develop leadership qualities, and learn to serve their community. 

By Ellissa Clark

February 4, 2012

There has been questions about business licenses in Morgan City. Is it difficult? What is required for a business license?

There has been questions about business licenses in Morgan City. Is it difficult? What is required for a business license?

Every business varies from services and items sold, the location of the prospective business also plays a factor, in the what needs to be done to set-up business in Morgan City.

January 16, 2012

Morgan City under Mayor Egbert’s leadership have set more positive goals in Morgan for 2012.  With a new year underway, Mayor Egbert and the city council is not one minute short of setting a standard of excellence and hope for progress in Morgan.

Morgan City under Mayor Egbert’s leadership have set more positive goals in Morgan for 2012.  With a new year underway, Mayor Egbert and the city council is not one minute short of setting a standard of excellence and hope for progress in Morgan.

January 16, 2012

 The first item of business for the Morgan City Council was the swearing in of the recently elected council members. This took place at the City Building on January 10, 2012.

The first item of business for the Morgan City Council was the swearing in of the recently elected council members. This took place at the City Building on January 10, 2012.

 

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

There are many online blogs relating to family history, but one of the best is Eastman’s Online Genealogical Newsletter (EOGN) which is located at blog.eogn.com .  Dick Eastman, who writes the blog, has long been one of the best voices in what is happening in the family history world.  He attends all of the major conferences, and covers news from all of the major genealogical players.  He also writes about technology.  His practical approach to technology is a great addition to those who follow the newsletter and have an interest in learning how to use technology in their lives and to pursue family history.

There are many online blogs relating to family history, but one of the best is Eastman’s Online Genealogical Newsletter (EOGN) which is located at blog.eogn.com .  Dick Eastman, who writes the blog, has long been one of the best voices in what is happening in the family history world.  He attends all of the major conferences, and covers news from all of the major

January 16, 2012

 

Today is the last day of early registration for RootsTech.  The cost after today will change from $149 to $189.  If you are interested in RootsTech, today is the day to act.  

 

Today is the last day of early registration for RootsTech.  The cost after today will change from $149 to $189.  If you are interested in RootsTech, today is the day to act.  

January 16, 2012

 

Today is the last day of early registration for RootsTech.  The cost after today will change from $149 to $189.  If you are interested in RootsTech, today is the day to act.  

Today is the last day of early registration for RootsTech.  The cost after today will change from $149 to $189.  If you are interested in RootsTech, today is the day to act.  

January 16, 2012

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

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

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

January 16, 2012

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

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

January 16, 2012

On Monday January 9, The Morgan County News received a visit from Emily Bennion who is the Press Secretary to Senator Lee, stationed in Washington D.C. 

On Monday January 9, The Morgan County News received a visit from Emily Bennion who is the Press Secretary to Senator Lee, stationed in Washington D.C. 

December 29, 2011

For the past several months the Morgan County Board of Education has been focused on creating a new facility use policy for district buildings and grounds.  In the process the Board looked at a number of similar policies throughout the state as a basis for their plan.

 

December 29, 2011

Jim and Ellie Seely got a late start in the marriage department.  Both are native Utahans: Jim was born in Brigham City and Ellie was born in Salt Lake. They met while attending the singles ward in Ogden and knew each other fifteen years before they were engaged and then married.  That was 26 years ago.

 

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

If you’re looking for a little warm weather at this time of year a good place to look is St George.  The Family History Expos conference will take place February 24 and 25, 2012.  Just in time to give a little warmth after the cold winter months.

December 29, 2011

 

A few weeks ago FamilySearch released the following announcement:

FamilySearch International announced today a change in its chief executive officer. Effective January 2, 2012, Dennis C. Brimhall will succeed Jay L. Verkler as CEO of FamilySearch. Mr. Verkler will continue in a consulting capacity for a few months to ensure a smooth transition. 

A few weeks ago FamilySearch released the following announcement:

December 29, 2011

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announces a new smart phone app that will allow people to get traffic, road conditions, and road forecast information on the go.  The UDOT Traffic app is available for iPhone and Android users at no cost.  The app has been downloaded nearly 16,500 times since Dec. 4. 

 

December 29, 2011

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

 

December 29, 2011

Sixth Grade Science is teaming with life. Not just with students anxious to learn, but also with living things too tiny to see with the naked eye.  Students in sixth grade have been exploring and investigating the microscopic world. Thanks to a grant from 100% for Kids Utah Credit Unions Education Foundation, Morgan Middle School 6th graders have use of a microscope with a digital camera inside. This allows all students to see what is happening on the slide at the same time as it is projected on screen as well as the ability to take photos or capture video for later use. All students in the 6th grade were able to watch swimming protists and other pond water organisms from water sources all over Morgan County. These samples were collected by selected students living close to them. 

December 10, 2011

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

 

December 2, 2011

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

 

December 2, 2011

 

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

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

 

December 2, 2011

The areas of South Morgan and North Morgan were first settled in 1960-61, and were incorporated into Morgan City in 1868. Morgan’s business district had it origins along Young Street and State Street in South Morgan. Some of these first businesses included a mercantile and blacksmith shop. Although the business district was in South Morgan the main route into the area was located on the northeast side of Weber River. This created a dangerous situation to receive merchandise and supplies from out of the area. It was very hazardous to cross the river, especially in Spring prior to the first bridge over the river.

 

November 19, 2011

Nearly everyone will have heard of Wikipedia.  It began as a project and a software product.  The concept was that an encyclopedia could be created online in a collaborative fashion.  Wikipedia grew out of an online encyclopedia written by experts, but community content rapidly outpaced the expert contributions.  In the first year only 20,000 entries were created.  Wikipedia now boasts more than 3.6 million articles.  Studies of accuracy have been done and place Wikipedia at an accuracy rate comparable to expert authored encyclopedias.  It is the best case, worldwide, of community collaboration creating wide content, high quality content at a very low cost.

 

November 19, 2011

Have you ever wondered what the town looked like where your parents or grandparents grew up?  If you have then the answer may be just a search away.  Many historical and genealogical sites are adding historical photos.   One of the newest is a site that shows pictures of old San Francisco.  

Have you ever wondered what the town looked like where your parents or grandparents grew up?  If you have then the answer may be just a search away.  Many historical and genealogical sites are adding historical photos.   One of the newest is a site that shows pictures of old San Francisco.  

November 7, 2011

Learning beyond the classroom is an essential part of a complete education.  The Morgan County School District Community has an expressed dedication to this concept through our Mission Statement and imbedded within our instruction.  “What does it look like?” is a common phrase educators use as we challenge ourselves and our colleagues during professional development and is also a phrase that is appropriate when planning successful educational experiences beyond the classroom.  What is learning beyond the classroom and how can it be linked seamlessly to the activities and learning prepared for school?

November 7, 2011

 Morgan welcomed Richard and Linda Eyre last week as they presented information from their new book “The Entitlement Trap”.   Morgan Empowered sponsored the event to help families in the area gather information that would assist and help in raising their children.   The Eyre‘s wrote their book to help parents with the growing problem of entitlement.  

 

November 7, 2011

Tony London has served on the Morgan City council for fourteen years.  He grew up in Morgan County, in Croydon.  After he married, in 1979, he moved to Morgan City.  He has three children and two grandchildren.  He works at Holcim as the plant terminal manager.  His responsibility there is for shipping product to their customers.  

 

November 1, 2011

The accreditation process is well underway at Morgan High School.  As we prepare for the visiting team to arrive on March 13th and 14th, we have focused on the steps to make sure that our school is on track and ready to go.  One of the first steps was to analyze our departmental effectiveness using the new guidelines provided by the state accreditation training team.  Each department met and answered a series of eleven questions regarding various aspects of instruction and learning within their areas of expertise.  Teachers were asked how they help one another throughout the department and school to better meet the needs of students.  In reading the different responses, I am reassured by the strengths and talents of our faculty and staff.  We have an amazing group of teachers who not only understand their content area, but also know and understand their students.  

 

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

 

Thank you to the 

Morgan County Historical Society for pictures and history information.

 

In, looking back over the history of the Morgan County High School, one must regard its rapid development as most miraculous. In the fall of 1911, the high school began to take firm footing. The first year saw a sturdy bunch of twenty-two students and one instructor, Principal H. B, Fry, working hard against a thousand difficulties; yet never having the least idea of the great foundation they were laying. One room comprised the spacious apartments of the school in the present grade building. 

 

Thank you to the 

November 1, 2011

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

 

November 1, 2011

Most of you probably think if you have lived in Morgan for 30 years or more that you have earned your “ite” status as in Morganite.   A Morgan”ite” is someone who has lived in Morgan for more than 30 years.  “M”organic…is someone who has taken it past the “ite” status no matter how many years lived hear, and sometimes resorts to eccentricities in apparel or other areas of mind set! 

 

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

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

 

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

October 25, 2011

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

 

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

October 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

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

Absent: Robert Kilmer (attended by phone for a portion of the meeting)

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

Absent: Robert Kilmer (attended by phone for a portion of the meeting)

Council Business:

October 25, 2011

Last Monday, as an elementary student living in the Mountain Green area was getting off the bus, and walking home, a man in a grayish/ silver truck pulled up and the man in the truck  told the young girl to “come here for a second.” The girl ignored him, and then took off running as the man got angry and threatened to hurt her if she didn’t obey. 

 

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

The Technology and Engineering Education program at Morgan Middle School introduces students to the technical skills needed to be successful in the technology or engineering career of his or her choice and with the skills to function in a technological society. 

 

The Technology and Engineering Education program at Morgan Middle School introduces students to the technical skills needed to be successful in the technology or engineering career of his or her choice and with the skills to function in a technological society. 

October 17, 2011

 The OVWSF and Snowbasin are proud to welcome the newest Team Utah chapter to its slopes this season as well as Head Coach Jon Clark.  Team Utah Program Director Lane Clegg said, “We are not only excited to expand to Snowbasin, but after a long search and many interviews Jon Clark was a perfect fit for our newest mountain chapter”.   

 

October 17, 2011

Mrs. Wilder is the new drama teacher at Morgan Middle School and Morgan High School this year. Her fiery red hair is a reflection of her fun, crazy personality and style. 

 

Mrs. Wilder is the new drama teacher at Morgan Middle School and Morgan High School this year. Her fiery red hair is a reflection of her fun, crazy personality and style. 

October 13, 2011

DeOrr Peterson is running for the Morgan City Council.  He has served on the City council for a combined total of approximately thirteen years.  He served from 1982-1986, from 1990-1994, and from 2005 to present.  Peterson has enjoyed his time on the council.  His experience has given him good perspective on the community, the challenges, opportunities, and changes over time.  He said that the current council gets along well and can come to decisions with good discussion and opinions shared in a respectful environment.  

 

October 10, 2011

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the third grade class of Mountain Green Elementary School performed new songs, accompanied by peppy music and contagious actions. The energetic program lasted about 30 minutes and included the songs “We are Amazing”, “Secret Mission”, “Direction Dance”, “What can You Do in 3 Minutes?”, “Smile”, “Stronger” and “How Big Are Your Dreams?”  Another song performed is entitled “The Great Big Beautiful World.” The students were engaged in their performance, and their energy spread to the audience.

 

October 6, 2011

Lee Kellogg, originally from California moved to Coalville with his family about 4 years ago. It was there that he started his search to find a perfect location to put in a Smoothie and internet Café.

 

October 6, 2011

If you missed rootstech last year and you love both genealogy and technology, or if you just want to learn more about the technology of genealogy then now is the time to act.  rootstech registration has opened and the Early Bird registration is $129 until November 30.  The normal registration cost is $189.

 

October 6, 2011

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

 

October 6, 2011

 

 

A few weeks ago I stressed the importance of unplugging yourself from the world and investing more time in YOU.  The thought occurred to me on my journey this week that I omitted some crucial counsel.  Learning to enjoy the journey more is not only about what you should unplug from, but rather, what you should plug in to.  It sounds so simple that we don’t even realize its importance.  I was cautioning each of us to stop investing, or rather, wasting our time, talents and treasures in things which do not edify, or energize our lives.  Now, I’m talking about learning to recharge our inner batteries.  With stress embezzling so much of our hard earned emotional income, if we don’t learn to recharge our inner batteries, we’ll be charging back into our daily battles with nothing more than bold bravado.

 

September 30, 2011

The National Archives and Records Administration is the National Archive of the United States.  Their website is archive.gov.  They are tasked with the preservation of important documents of the United States.  Their collection includes the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Immigration Records, Military Records, Records of Act of Congress, Court Records, Presidential Records, and many others.

 

September 30, 2011

KSL “We R Utah” show, visited Morgan High School on Wed. Sept. 28, to film one segment of their show for the “We are talented” featuring individual  finalists from high schools across Utah.  Their object: to film the talented teen McKenna Zentner and her high school backing her. The high school students and their teachers surrounded the front of the school to greet KSL and McKenna with a lawn barbecue, Dance Music, pingpong table and a whole bunch of excited students to be on film standing behind McKenna. 

 

September 22, 2011

Everyone in Morgan County knows Steph’s by their delicious food and satisfying Tangees. But how many of us know the history of Steph’s and how it came to be? Steph’s is a family run business down to its third generation now currently ran by J.R. Hopkins. 

 

Everyone in Morgan County knows Steph’s by their delicious food and satisfying Tangees. But how many of us know the history of Steph’s and how it came to be? Steph’s is a family run business down to its third generation now currently ran by J.R. Hopkins. 

September 15, 2011

The times we live in are stressful, no doubt about it. We each carry heavy burdens that seem to get heavier each day.  Some are too difficult to ignore, or escape from.  Losing a loved one, failing a test, bad news at the Doctor’s office, Bullies, Illness, Broken hearts, the list goes on.  Sometimes the unexpected accident or crazy experience is more than we can bear.  Some stresses weigh more than others, and it seems like each week we become weaker.  We’re not only running faster than we have strength, we feel like we’re running in the wrong direction!  We desperately desire even a piece of peace, but seem to find only tiny crumbs of comfort.  How then shall we go on?  Where shall we go to renew our strength and restore our courage to keep pressing forward even in the very depths of our adversities?

 

September 15, 2011

The sounds of honor and respect, could be felt as the audience stood, while a color guard of Cub and Boy Scouts, presented the colors of the state and national flags. The voices of the kindergarten children recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

September 13, 2011

The Dan and Mandy Glick family moved to Morgan early this year in February and their hearts are set on staying.  Dan Glick, who is originally from Morgan, retires from the military in two years and says that it’ll be nice to have some stability.  So, naturally, this is the place to be.

The Dan and Mandy Glick family moved to Morgan early this year in February and their hearts are set on staying.  Dan Glick, who is originally from Morgan, retires from the military in two years and says that it’ll be nice to have some stability.  So, naturally, this is the place to be.

September 13, 2011

The Library of Congress has launched a new service that helps to bring the past to life.  The service is called the national jukebox.  It includes access for streaming audio to more than 10,000 historical recordings. 

The Library of Congress has launched a new service that helps to bring the past to life.  The service is called the national jukebox.  It includes access for streaming audio to more than 10,000 historical recordings.  

September 13, 2011

Morgan Jubilee has been purchased by the Ridley’s Family Market, “A hometown food and drug store” described on the store website. “Effective September 14th, the store will be Ridley’s,” confirmed store manager Adam Birt. More news to come in weeks to follow. Check out website of new store shopridley’s.com.

Morgan Jubilee has been purchased by the Ridley’s Family Market, “A hometown food and drug store” described on the store website. “Effective September 14th, the store will be Ridley’s,” confirmed store manager Adam Birt. More news to come in weeks to follow. Check out website of new store shopridley’s.com.

September 12, 2011

Bailey Jo Pfannerstill moved to Morgan from Salt Lake County. She lived in Riverton and Herriman before moving to Croydon four years ago. She has a passion for writing stories, drawing pictures, and watching football with her family and friends, and learning in general. During her spare time she can be found working on stories, reading books, studying for college, playing a few video games, listening to music, drawing or spending time with her family. Her family raises Pomeranians and she has shown them in the AKC Jr. Dog Show Handling competitions, where she won 10th place in the nation. Bailey isn’t your average girl. She likes to hunt, fish, go four-wheeling, watch and play football, play golf, and most things outdoors. Her favorite NFL team is the Green Bay Packers (Go Pack Go!). She plans to go to college for Journalism and would like to write a series one day. She loves her internship at The Morgan County News where she will write about the football games and other things along the way, and hopes to excel in it.

August 25, 2011

The school bell rang in the new school year for Morgan School district on Tuesday August 23.  The usual excitement and nerves tinged each student as he or she returned to school.  Bodee Wright, a third grader, was so excited, his mom wasn’t sure if he even knew if she existed.  His older sister, Bailee, left the comfort of elementary last year and after her first day at school was left a bit exhausted, but excited for the year, especially about her new locker.  A new locker was what fellow sixth grader Kale Bigler was most excited about.  

 

August 18, 2011

What brings people together?  It is typically an event centered on competition, or celebration, or charity, or remembering, or accomplishment.   American Cancer Society Relay for Life is one event that touches on all of these appeals to bring communities, families and individuals together.   Relay for Life is now in its 10th year in Morgan, and has earned its place on many people’s calendar as a tradition for many reasons.  

 

August 15, 2011

It’s six-thirty a.m. and the temperature outside is 10 degrees.  The bus should be arriving at the stop in ten minutes to pick up the kids, but its one of those mornings when it is likely to be late and one of those mornings inclined to result in frostbite while the kids walk to the bus stop and wait there.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could know when the bus was going to be at the stop?

 

August 15, 2011

Morgan had a special treat at the County Fair.  Jamie Udell, Miss Rodeo Utah 2011 visited on Friday, August 5th. She spent time meeting those at the fair as well as participating in the opening ceremony at the rodeo on Friday night.  When Udell was asked how she enjoyed her visit, she shared, “I didn’t just enjoy it, I loved it!” 

 

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.  

 

July 28, 2011

During our school years each of us learns about the scientific method.  We develop theories, test them, and then draw conclusions from the tests.  Once conclusions have been validated they are reviewed by peers in the field in order to identify any flaws in the research or conclusions.  This method has been at the heart of nearly all major scientific discoveries.  

 

July 21, 2011

After months of negotiations the county reached agreement with the developers of Rollins Ranch.  The developer agreed to complete all identified improvements per the initial development agreement by August 31 and to pay the outstanding tax bill of approximately $23,000.  The county agreed to waive interest and penalties on the unpaid taxes, to take the developer out of default, and to begin issuing building permits once the taxes are paid and the improvements are complete.  

 

July 21, 2011

I have a few comments about the front page article about the Morgan County School District Transportation Department being over budget.  We know the main reason for this cost overage is due to fuel cost for an ever growing school system.  The school district is concerned with the future needs of a new school or even two new schools and remodeling cost.  They don’t have the money.  The school district talks about increasing school fees for students.  This school fee idea will only create a few thousand dollars which is nowhere close to the amount necessary to keep up with the cost of education.   I applaud the school district for not asking for a new Morgan County School District Office and Administration building.  They are working out of a small office in front of the Morgan Elementary School.  Good for them.  

 

July 19, 2011

 

The 4-H had a day camp that was different than any other.  It had the eager 4-H members, enthusiastic 4-H leaders, certificates of achievement, prizes, treats and competitions, but…it also had robots!

The 4-H leaders, Justin and Melanie Andrews, introduced robotics to the participants with “the LEGO Mind Storm Kits.” Justin pointed out to the kids that, “these kits cost $300 each. We were able to borrow six of these kits from Jeff Richins of North Summit School District.” 

 

July 7, 2011

he county council has been negotiating with the developers of Rollins Ranch for many months.  The owners of lots in the subdivision are caught in the middle of this ongoing problem of an unfinished subdivision that has not been accepted by the county, but has homes that have been constructed.  

 

June 30, 2011

“To make the best better”, is the 4-H motto. It’s also the feeling conveyed when talking with Jessie Franich about her 4-H Horse riding Club. Jessie has been a 4-H leader with the riding club “The Wet Blankets” since 1980. How the name came to be, she remembers, “When the kids were working on a name for the club, they thought when a horse works hard the blanket gets wet. Wet blankets make good horses.”

 

June 30, 2011

Last week we had a copy customer come in and ask to use our computer to pull up the file they wanted to print from Dropbox.  This was a first for us, but I think not the last time it will happen.  I was reading a blog post about Dropbox and why the author no longer carried flash drives.  It got me thinking about the fact that I rarely use flash drives anymore.

 

June 30, 2011

Last week we had a copy customer come in and ask to use our computer to pull up the file they wanted to print from Dropbox.  This was a first for us, but I think not the last time it will happen.  I was reading a blog post about Dropbox and why the author no longer carried flash drives.  It got me thinking about the fact that I rarely use flash drives anymore.

 

June 23, 2011

 

Several waters in Utah should provide good fishing when the July 4th weekend rolls around.

As the weekend gets closer, you can stay updated on where fishing is the best by reading the Division of Wildlife Resources’ weekly fishing report.  The report is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots.

You can also receive the free reports via email by subscribing to them at www.wildlife.utah.gov/e-lists/subscribe.php.  

 

Several waters in Utah should provide good fishing when the July 4th weekend rolls around.

May 23, 2011

 

After a brief hiatus while the city finalized the new playground equipment and prepared for the summer events, the city is back on the trail towards a splash pad.  The city proposed a splash pad to residents last year after discussions with a number of residents in the county as well as visits to splash pads in other cities.  Morgan City is making this a community project and planning to primarily fund the construction of the splash pad with donated funds, material, and labor from local businesses and residents.  The city feels confident that they can raise the funds required.

 

May 23, 2011

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

Morgan FFA won sweepstakes for the 19th year in a row.  The sweepstakes award was instituted twenty years ago.  For every year since the first year Morgan has won the competition. The sweepstakes award is given to the chapter with the most points earned in career development throughout the year.  

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

May 14, 2011

A man who can wear many hats (or in this case many uniforms), Zane Gray is finally hanging up one of them.  Over the last three years Zane has served as the Regional Commissioner for Morgan County American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), but in June he will be retiring.  AYSO serves approximately 550 of Morgan County’s finest youth soccer players, ranging from four to nineteen years of age.  These players can be seen each weekend in the spring and fall on the fields of the Morgan North Stake Bowery and Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green.  It is probably the largest athletic organization in the county, yet little has been said about the man who has lead these efforts with no remuneration for his work.

 

April 15, 2011

Federal charges have been filed against former Morgan County council administrator Garth Day.  Charges were dropped at the state level several months ago as the investigation was turned over to federal officials.  At the time that the case was turned over to federal jurisdiction, County Attorney Jann Farris said, ““My fear is that Garth will be released immediately from the prison [state prison] due to the non-violent nature of his crimes and his lack of a criminal record and prison overcrowding. I do not feel like that would be appropriate considering the damage he has done. In the federal system he will more likely get and serve a significant prison sentence. In my judgment that will be in the best interest of justice.”  

 

April 12, 2011

 

By Chelsea Fairbourn

TMCN Student Writer

 

 

We are now one week closer to the Northeastern region Sterling Scholar competition and the pressure is building.  First drafts of portfolios have been submitted for proofreading, mock interviews scheduled, and plans to shop for business attire made.  

For the fourteen scholars at Morgan High School, the process has been a blur, but perhaps one of the most valuable experiences of their lives thus far.  

Without further ado, it’s time to meet this week’s four Sterling Scholars:

 

By Chelsea Fairbourn

April 12, 2011

The county council rejected the request from the Morgan School District to help fund the new Trojan Centennial Center on Tuesday.  Kelly Wright, former Morgan County Attorney, and President of the Morgan Education Foundation appealed to the council to contribute funds toward the center construction.  Wright conveyed the intent of the school district to open the facility to the public and asked that the county utilize funds from impact fees designated for regional parks.  

 

April 2, 2011

 

In a letter to current customers Comcast notified those receiving service that they would soon not be available.  The cable provider will be discontinuing services on May 15. 

Comcast has supplied a low cost alternative for customers unable to receive the signal from the county maintained antennae system as well as a full range of premium television service to customers in the county.  

 

In a letter to current customers Comcast notified those receiving service that they would soon not be available.  The cable provider will be discontinuing services on May 15. 

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. 

March 13, 2011

In documents by The Morgan County News obtained through  a Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA) request  from the investigation into the actions of Garth Day, the former Morgan County Council Administrator, additional details of the actions of Day were revealed.  

March 12, 2011

In a controversial move, Governor Herbert signed into law House Bill HB477 and in one stroke of the pen significantly reduced the openness of Utah government.  He took this action after repeatedly supporting a policy of transparency.  

 

February 27, 2011

Browning has been a significant part of Morgan County since they relocated their headquarters here in 1964.  Many individuals do not know, however, the significance of the contributions of John M. Browning to Utah and United States History.  The Utah legislature is recognizing his significant contributions by designating Jan 24, 2011 as John M. Browning Day.  

 

February 26, 2011

After long negotiations it appears that the DATC (the Davis Applied Technology Center) will be opening an entrepreneurial center in Morgan.  The DATC has a center already on its campus in Layton and have been working to establish a second location in Morgan.
The Center provides training and office space for businesses in the early stages of their development.  Businesses can lease office space in the center.  This lease will provide them office space as well as access to resources such as printers and other office equipment needed for start up businesses. 

After long negotiations it appears that the DATC (the Davis Applied Technology Center) will be opening an entrepreneurial center in Morgan.  The DATC has a center already on its campus in Layton and have been working to establish a second location in Morgan.

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

February 10, 2011

We are only a few weeks away from a brand new conference sponsored by FamilySearch, Ancestry, and the New England Historical Genealogical Society. The conference is called RootsTech and for those who enjoy genealogy and technology it will be a conference not to miss.  It will be held February 10-12 at the Salt Palace. 

We are only a few weeks away from a brand new conference sponsored by FamilySearch, Ancestry, and the New England Historical Genealogical Society. The conference is called RootsTech and for those who enjoy genealogy and technology it will be a conference not to miss.  It will be held February 10-12 at the Salt Palace.  

January 29, 2011

COLUMBIA, MO — Communities served by community newspapers continue to demonstrate heavy reliance upon their local papers for news and information. Seventy-three percent say they read a local newspaper at least once a week.

COLUMBIA, MO — Communities served by community newspapers continue to demonstrate heavy reliance upon their local papers for news and information. Seventy-three percent say they read a local newspaper at least once a week.

January 29, 2011

It’s been a full “first year” for Morgan Empowered, our community organization consisting of volunteers who decided a year ago to organize and work together to “…coordinate family and community resources to empower youth to become responsible and upright adults.”  Combating the plague of drug abuse in our community was the initial catalyst for drawing Morgan County leaders together representing parents, schools, law enforcement, religious organizations, and city, county, and government agencies.

January 29, 2011

It’s been a full “first year” for Morgan Empowered, our community organization consisting of volunteers who decided a year ago to organize and work together to “…coordinate family and community resources to empower youth to become responsible and upright adults.”  Combating the plague of drug abuse in our community was the initial catalyst for drawing Morgan County leaders together representing parents, schools, law enforcement, religious organizations, and city, county, and government agencies.

January 29, 2011

It’s been a full “first year” for Morgan Empowered, our community organization consisting of volunteers who decided a year ago to organize and work together to “…coordinate family and community resources to empower youth to become responsible and upright adults.”  Combating the plague of drug abuse in our community was the initial catalyst for drawing Morgan County leaders together representing parents, schools, law enforcement, religious organizations, and city, county, and government agencies.

January 1, 2011

Those who are regular readers will know that I work for FamilySearch.  In my role there I have responsibility for Patron Services.  My team provides help for individuals around the world to find their ancestors and use FamilySearch software.

January 1, 2011

Public Hearing -Resoution 10-39 Adjustment to Budget
The city adjusted revenues down based on actual revenues for the year.  To balance the budget, the council reduced expenditures to compensate for lower revenues.

Public Hearing -Resoution 10-39 Adjustment to Budget
The city adjusted revenues down based on actual revenues for the year.  To balance the budget, the council reduced expenditures to compensate for lower revenues.  

Ordinance 10-08 - Intoxicating and Impairing Chemical Compounds
See Morgan City Passes “Spice” Ban on page 1

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.

January 1, 2011

The November election is story number two.  2010 will likely be a pivotal year for politics in Morgan County.  Four of the seven seats on the council were up for election.  A fifth seat changed due to the resignation of Rodney Haslam.

The November election is story number two.  2010 will likely be a pivotal year for politics in Morgan County.  Four of the seven seats on the council were up for election.  A fifth seat changed due to the resignation of Rodney Haslam.

December 31, 2010

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

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

Public Comment

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

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

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

December 31, 2010

In the world of Family History, documents are increasingly becoming digital.  This is increasingly true every year.  Digital has many advantages over paper.

In the world of Family History, documents are increasingly becoming digital.  This is increasingly true every year.  Digital has many advantages over paper.  It is easier to zoom and look at details, it is much easier to access, and the access often comes without a wait.

December 31, 2010

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

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

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 13, 2010

Morgan resident Jimmy Jones recently had the opportunity of a lifetime to experience the weightlessness of space. While it wasn’t a trip in the space shuttle, the program operated by the Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) Foundation offers teachers the opportunity to feel at least one part of space flight.

November 12, 2010

The votes are all tallied and winners declared in the county races. Don Mathews will continue his service on the council representing district five. Mathews beat opponent Austin Turner by forty six votes with 53.4% of the vote. This race had been too close to call until the absentee and provisional ballots were counted.

November 12, 2010

I predict Southern Utah will beat Eastern Washington on Nov 13, 2010 and this game will be in Washington ! I think the score will be SUU  48 Eastern Washington 24
I think the half score will be SUU 35 Eastern Washington 7 .

I predict Southern Utah will beat Eastern Washington on Nov 13, 2010 and this game will be in Washington ! I think the score will be SUU  48 Eastern Washington 24
I think the half score will be SUU 35 Eastern Washington 7 .

November 12, 2010

It is becoming a mobile world. Everywhere you go people are on phones, texting, and posting pictures of their life to Facebook and other social media sites. This is happening from wherever the person is at that moment. Last year when my son had his wisdom teeth out he asked the oral surgeon if he could record it so he could post it online.

It is becoming a mobile world. Everywhere you go people are on phones, texting, and posting pictures of their life to Facebook and other social media sites. This is happening from wherever the person is at that moment. Last year when my son had his wisdom teeth out he asked the oral surgeon if he could record it so he could post it online.

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

1935
An Olsen Chevrolet ad said that the new 1936 Chevrolet was selling new for $495, and for $20 extra you can get bumpers, a spare tire and a tire lock.
1940

1935
An Olsen Chevrolet ad said that the new 1936 Chevrolet was selling new for $495, and for $20 extra you can get bumpers, a spare tire and a tire lock.
1940
Mrs. J. L. Grover, age 23 of Devil’s Slide died in a auto crash near Ogden.

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 9, 2010

Have you ever gotten stuck while doing family history and wished that you had a personal trainer to help you and teach you how to do research the way the professionals do? If so, you are in good company. Everyone comes upon a problem they don’t know how to solve at some point.

Have you ever gotten stuck while doing family history and wished that you had a personal trainer to help you and teach you how to do research the way the professionals do? If so, you are in good company. Everyone comes upon a problem they don’t know how to solve at some point.

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.

October 24, 2010

I will return to the topic of land records soon, but this week I have been involved with a few of the individuals who author some of the most read blogs in the genealogical community.

I will return to the topic of land records soon, but this week I have been involved with a few of the individuals who author some of the most read blogs in the genealogical community. I thought I would take a moment to introduce them.

October 24, 2010

Courtney Jensen will compete tonight, Friday, October 22 against 40 other contestants for the title of Miss Utah USA. She holds the title of Miss West Jordan, where she works as a hair stylist and attends Salt Lake Community College.

October 16, 2010

When one gets involved in politics in Morgan County it is only a matter of minutes before encountering Larry Hatch.  Hatch is easily the most active person in the County in politics.  He serves as the Chairman for the Republican Party.  Although Hatch clearly communicates conservative values, he has been diligent in ensuring that all voices and all viewpoints be heard, whenever possible.

October 16, 2010

Teen Read Week 2010, Oct. 17-23, a time to encourage area teens to read for the fun of it.
Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstore’s across the country will be celebrating this year’s theme, Books with Beat @ your library®, which encourages teens to read a variety of materials, including poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more.

Teen Read Week 2010, Oct. 17-23, a time to encourage area teens to read for the fun of it.
Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstore’s across the country will be celebrating this year’s theme, Books with Beat @ your library®, which encourages teens to read a variety of materials, including poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more.

October 10, 2010

In the last council meeting the council made the decision to inform Rollins Ranch that they are in default.  Over the past year there has been contact on many occasions between the residents of Rollins Ranch and the county. The subdivision has received neither conditional nor final acceptance since the developer has not completed the required improvements.  Because of this the county is not in a position to offer services to these residents.

October 10, 2010

In a night that began with conflict and accusations, Chairman Sid Creager took center stage at the council meeting on behalf of the council to explain, to the extent they are able with the investigation continuing, the events that led up to the charges being filed against Garth Day. Chairman Creager also explained the decision process that brought about the council administrator position to be posted on the county website.

October 10, 2010

Emotions were running high and rhetoric was strong during the public comment period in the county council meeting on Tuesday. There were many more attendees at the council meeting than usual, and outbursts from the group attending were common. All of the comments related to the recent events surrounding the charges filed against former council administrator Garth Day.

October 10, 2010

Jim Montgomery is a candidate for county council district 2. District   2 runs from the Garnet Drive intersection up to the Peterson Overpass;   this includes all of Peterson up to Smith Creek and through   Enterprise, to and including the West side of Stoddard Lane.
Montgomery is running against Lyle Nelson.

Jim Montgomery is a candidate for county council district 2. District   2 runs from the Garnet Drive intersection up to the Peterson Overpass;   this includes all of Peterson up to Smith Creek and through   Enterprise, to and including the West side of Stoddard Lane.
Montgomery is running against Lyle Nelson.

October 10, 2010

Kyle Heywood met his future bride, Klydi Brower, at Utah State University. He learned that she was from Morgan and that he had gone to school with her older brother. After a short courtship he decided that Klydi was the person he wanted to spend his life with. He decided to propose to her in a unique way .

Kyle Heywood met his future bride, Klydi Brower, at Utah State University. He learned that she was from Morgan and that he had gone to school with her older brother. After a short courtship he decided that Klydi was the person he wanted to spend his life with. He decided to propose to her in a unique way .

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 2, 2010

The race for the Morgan County Sheriff seems to be decided as Neil Porter has withdrawn from the race.  Porter contacted the county office on Tuesday and informed them he would be withdrawing from the election, and removed all of his political signs.

The race for the Morgan County Sheriff seems to be decided as Neil Porter has withdrawn from the race.  Porter contacted the county office on Tuesday and informed them he would be withdrawing from the election, and removed all of his political signs.

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

 

This Column was written on my blog last year after Father’s Day. I thought the readers of my column my like it. I hope you do. 
 
A few years ago I won some big awards for a column I wrote about my three fathers. My dad, my step dad and my Heavenly Father. 

 

September 25, 2010

This last week, Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, acquired Genline.com.  If you have Swedish ancestry, this could be significant. 

This last week, Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, acquired Genline.com.  If you have Swedish ancestry, this could be significant.  

September 25, 2010

Council Members in attendance:  Sid Creager – Chair, Tina Kelly – Vice Chair, Rodney Haslam, Howard Hansen,  Karen Sunday
Absent: Al Lundgren

Council Members in attendance:  Sid Creager – Chair, Tina Kelly – Vice Chair, Rodney Haslam, Howard Hansen,  Karen Sunday
Absent: Al Lundgren
The following items were discussed:
County Council Business
Garth Day – See article Day in Demand on page 7.

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

It’s been a few weeks since the Morgan County Fair and the fair board has had some time to decompress and get reacquainted with their families.  With all the work that goes into delivering the fair you would think that they would take time off to rest and relax, but the fair board is already in the thick of planning for next year.

It’s been a few weeks since the Morgan County Fair and the fair board has had some time to decompress and get reacquainted with their families.  With all the work that goes into delivering the fair you would think that they would take time off to rest and relax, but the fair board is already in the thick of planning for next year.

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

Over the past several years FamilySearch has been adding to the resources available to answer questions online.  I find that many individuals who use the FamilySearch sites are unaware of the help resources available.

Over the past several years FamilySearch has been adding to the resources available to answer questions online.  I find that many individuals who use the FamilySearch sites are unaware of the help resources available.  

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

Amy Clark is a candidate for the County Council at Large A seat.  This is a two year seat that will replace Al Lundgren.  Clark gained an appreciation for a rural outdoor lifestyle growing up in Montana.  She attended BYU where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management and later her Master’s in Public Administration.  The Public Administration Master’s degree focuses on effective management of government services for the communities they serve.

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

Robert Kilmer is a teacher at Morgan High School.  He came to Morgan fifteen years ago to teach and to live in the beautiful rural environment that is Morgan County.  He currently teaches welding and machine tools, and is the CTE (Career Technology Education) director at Morgan High School. 

Robert Kilmer is a teacher at Morgan High School.  He came to Morgan fifteen years ago to teach and to live in the beautiful rural environment that is Morgan County.  He currently teaches welding and machine tools, and is the CTE (Career Technology Education) director at Morgan High School.  

September 25, 2010

Thursday, June 10, was meet the candidate night in the county.  The Republican Party sponsored this even to help voters get to know the candidates in advance of the primary election.

 

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

 

2005
*Kristen Straw of Morgan was a member of a team of runners running the Wasatch Back run. Her photo was on the cover of the paper.

 

September 25, 2010

 

Wow what a wet season we have been having. We have been trying to squeeze a few games in, between rain
storms that is!! Despite Mother Nature's efforts, the season must go on. Visit us on our website at

 

September 25, 2010

Is your family dead-ended on a research problem related to immigration?  The following are a few techniques and websites to help you in your genealogical quest.

Is your family dead-ended on a research problem related to immigration?  The following are a few techniques and websites to help you in your genealogical quest.

September 24, 2010

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them? The Utah Safety Council and the Buckle Up For Love program are celebrating National Child Passenger Safety Week September 19-25 this year by making sure all parents and caregivers are buckling themselves and their children safely and properly.

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 24, 2010

The Morgan County School District Mission Statement serves as a means of communicating what the district is trying to accomplish through its educational program.  A mission statement should be clear, powerful and broad enough to guide the decision-making and provide the foundation for learning outcomes throughout the district.

September 19, 2010

Some of you know that this is almost the anniversary of my mom’s death two years ago  and those that do probably know that I am a complete and total Momma’s Boy! What can I say, she loved me! She took good care of me and I hope that I took good care of her when she needed me.

Some of you know that this is almost the anniversary of my mom’s death two years ago  and those that do probably know that I am a complete and total Momma’s Boy! What can I say, she loved me! She took good care of me and I hope that I took good care of her when she needed me.

September 19, 2010

Technology today has made our lives easier and information more easily accessible than ever before. At the click of a button a student can go to a virtual lab to dissect a frog or to build a strand of DNA.

Technology today has made our lives easier and information more easily accessible than ever before. At the click of a button a student can go to a virtual lab to dissect a frog or to build a strand of DNA. As students progress through life they will be required to acquire and use technological skills that many of us never dreamed of as we were growing up.

September 19, 2010

Council Members Attending: Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday
Attended by Phone: Donald Mathews

Council Members Attending: Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday
Attended by Phone: Donald Mathews
Audit Report
See County Receives Sparks Fly Over Accusations in Council Meeting on Page 1
Public Comment

September 19, 2010

    Garth Day, County Council Administrator tendered his resignation today.  He is required under his employment contract to give ninety days notice.  Day indicated that his last day will be November 1, 2010.  He expressed that he is resigning to “pursue other interests.”  He is giving more notice than required to help the county have time to find a replacement and have a smooth transition. 

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

Julie Miller, a genealogist with whom I have worked over the past few years writes a column for The Broomfield Enterprise.  She recently wrote and article which started me thinking.  Her article focused on the fact that while the Internet is a great resource, not everything can be found online.

Julie Miller, a genealogist with whom I have worked over the past few years writes a column for The Broomfield Enterprise.  She recently wrote and article which started me thinking.  Her article focused on the fact that while the Internet is a great resource, not everything can be found online.

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

Saturday morning welcomed runners with blue skies and beautiful weather. The event ran from Riverside Park on a scenic course, taking in views of the Morgan Valley, to running along the river trail. This year's event was again a successful fundraiser for the Morgan High School Cross Country Team with nearly 160 athletes competing.

Saturday morning welcomed runners with blue skies and beautiful weather. The event ran from Riverside Park on a scenic course, taking in views of the Morgan Valley, to running along the river trail. This year's event was again a successful fundraiser for the Morgan High School Cross Country Team with nearly 160 athletes competing.

September 19, 2010

Since my husband, Don, and I purchased The Morgan County News, we have published 32 newspapers, and it’s definitely been a lot of work. When that deadline is coming for the newspaper to go to the printer, it feels like… Do you ever have that dream where you’re running as hard as you can from something and you just can’t get away?

September 19, 2010

Tanner, on the mound…checks the second base runner.  He assumes the pitcher’s stance.  His bended leg draws up.  As he lunges leg and arm toward his target, he hurls a fast ball…it’s high and inside. 

Tanner, on the mound…checks the second base runner.  He assumes the pitcher’s stance.  His bended leg draws up.  As he lunges leg and arm toward his target, he hurls a fast ball…it’s high and inside.  

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

Glenn Wright is the Democratic candidate for Utah House District 53.  Wright says that he is “not a typical Utah politician.”  Wright was born in New Jersey, and he grew up in the Northeast where his father worked in textiles.

Glenn Wright is the Democratic candidate for Utah House District 53.  Wright says that he is “not a typical Utah politician.”  Wright was born in New Jersey, and he grew up in the Northeast where his father worked in textiles.    

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 19, 2010

Jeremy Barker is a candidate for the County Council at large B seat.  Barker is running against Ned Mecham.  
Barker’s mother is from France and he is a native French speaker.  His father is from Bountiful. Barker was born in Centerville, the oldest of five children,  and grew up in that area.  He graduated from Viewmont High School in 1993.  He and his wife Sharon have two children, a boy and a girl, and one on the way. 

Jeremy Barker is a candidate for the County Council at large B seat.  Barker is running against Ned Mecham.  

September 19, 2010

Lyle Nelson is a candidate for County Council District 2.  He is running against James Montgomery.  Nelson was born in Utah and has lived most of his life here.  He spent many years in Sunset, but was looking for a good environment in which to raise his children.  He found that in Morgan and has lived here for the past 21 years.  He is married, has four grown children and seven grandchildren. 

September 19, 2010

   Nick Wilde, son of Jamie and Dana Wilde, was chosen as one of only 40 national winners of the 2010 Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship Award. The $2,000 scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, or living expenses. 

September 19, 2010

Eva Colleen Jensen Barth passed away on June 29, 2010 at the age of 80.  She was born at home in Milton, Utah on December 21, 1929, to Eva Mary Varney and Lincoln Martin Jensen.

Eva Colleen Jensen Barth passed away on June 29, 2010 at the age of 80.  She was born at home in Milton, Utah on December 21, 1929, to Eva Mary Varney and Lincoln Martin Jensen.

September 19, 2010

The past few years have seen many entrants providing software for family history. The new FamilySearch pedigree software has added significantly to this mix for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

September 19, 2010

     Over the next few weeks I will provide a review of Record Managers. I will begin with RootsMagic.  RootsMagic has two products.  They have a free product called RootsMagic Essential and a more full featured product that sells for $29.95.  In my experience the $29.95 is well worth the cost.

     Over the next few weeks I will provide a review of Record Managers. I will begin with RootsMagic.  RootsMagic has two products.  They have a free product called RootsMagic Essential and a more full featured product that sells for $29.95.  In my experience the $29.95 is well worth the cost.

September 19, 2010

Last week I focused on resources that are not available online.  Unfortunately, this still represents the majority of family history records.  This week I will  focus on the main sites where you can find online records.

September 19, 2010

If the community of Mountain Green had a theme song, it would probably be the one where in the cartoon, “Madagascar”, when the lemur sings “I like to move it, move it… physically fit, physically fit, physically, physically, physically fit.” Upon hearing the catchy tune, and seeing the sweet moves, one can’t help but to move it too. And that is just what the organizers of Saturday’s Tour de Mtn. Green were hoping to accomplish by strutting their own stuff; getting others to get up and move it too. 

September 19, 2010

    At the council meeting on Tuesday night, the Clark family presented to the council about a proposal brought to them from UDOT (the Utah Department of Transportation).  UDOT has been working with the Clarks and Morgan City to arrange to trade land in the city’s industrial park to build a new facility to house the State’s road maintenance vehicles and supplies. 

September 18, 2010

The Smedleys and Smiths can truly be called pioneers of this area in Morgan County. Pioneers are visionaries for change and finding a better way, they are passionate enough about their vision to make a plan, and then they have the courage and the willingness to put all of their cards on the table in order to make their dream become reality. “If you aren’t willing to take a risk,” said Joanne, “you’ll never get anything done.”

Joanne Smith and Helen Smedley were brought together by, what some might call, a turning of the tide. During a low tide, uniquely beautiful seashells can be found all along a beach. With this turning of the tide, a uniquely beautiful friendship was found.

September 17, 2010

Don Mathews is a member of the Morgan County Council.  He was appointed in June to fill the seat vacated by David Gardiner until the election.  Mathews is a candidate for the district five seat in on the council.  He is running against Austin Turner.

Don Mathews is a member of the Morgan County Council.  He was appointed in June to fill the seat vacated by David Gardiner until the election.  Mathews is a candidate for the district five seat in on the council.  He is running against Austin Turner.

September 17, 2010

Morgan Empowered is sponsoring the upcoming Parent Awareness event, “Safety on Cell Phones and the Internet”, which will be held at the Morgan High School auditorium on Tuesday, September 28th, beginning at 6:30 pm.

September 14, 2010

Last week I attended the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ annual conference in Knoxville Tennessee.  The Federation of Genealogical Societies is an organization made up of genealogical societies (wow, redundant).

Last week I attended the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ annual conference in Knoxville Tennessee.  The Federation of Genealogical Societies is an organization made up of genealogical societies (wow, redundant).  The conference helps societies improve their services to members and better market and govern themselves.

September 14, 2010

In the council meeting on Tuesday, the city updated the capital improvement plan.  The changes document the city’s intent for spending capital dollars.  When the city applies for grants it is often essential that the project be on the city’s plan to be considered.

September 12, 2010

What a great start to the 2010-2011 school year!  This August Morgan Elementary School welcomed back almost five hundred fifty eager students in grades one through five with more than one hundred fifty kindergarteners and preschoolers starting the first few days of September.  Back to school is a time for new beginnings in an elementary school with new friends, new teachers, and new learning planned for the next nine months. 

September 12, 2010

I had not previously used Legacy Family Tree and my impressions from the beginning were very positive.  The screens are clean, uncluttered, easy to understand, and easy to navigate.  There is a free product and a premium version for $29.95.  As with most of these products, the premium version is worth the small additional investment.

I had not previously used Legacy Family Tree and my impressions from the beginning were very positive.  The screens are clean, uncluttered, easy to understand, and easy to navigate.  There is a free product and a premium version for $29.95.  As with most of these products, the premium version is worth the small additional investment.

September 12, 2010

A Meet the Candidate night was held at Mark & Sheila Wilkinson's home on Thursday, September 2.   Larry Hatch and Robert Kilmer, who are opponents in the race for Morgan

September 12, 2010

Parent Awareness!  ”Safety on Cell Phones and the Internet” Presented sponsored by Morgan Empowered @ 6:30 p.m. Morgan High School Auditorium.  Learn how to protect your children and keep them safe!  All parents – and grandparents! – encouraged to attend.  (Youth welcome based on parental discretion.)  Childcare service provided by our MHS National Honor Society and FCCLA Leadership

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.