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December 20, 2014

Steven and Anne Allen were recently called by the Morgan Utah Stake Presidency to serve a full-time, 18 month mission in the Utah Ogden Mission.  However, their area of service for these 18 months will be the Morgan Utah Stake.

Steven and Anne Allen were recently called by the Morgan Utah Stake Presidency to serve a full-time, 18 month mission in the Utah Ogden Mission.  However, their area of service for these 18 months will be the Morgan Utah Stake.

December 20, 2014

Greetings! My name is Nicole B. and I am a fifth grade student at Salida Elementary School in Salida, California. We live in the central valley located east of San Francisco. This year we are to complete a state project. I picked Utah!

Dear people of the great state of Utah:
Greetings! My name is Nicole B. and I am a fifth grade student at Salida Elementary School in Salida, California. We live in the central valley located east of San Francisco. This year we are to complete a state project. I picked Utah!

December 20, 2014

A special man left this world on Dec. 1, 2014. George A. Toelcke was born May 1, 1943, in New York to his parents Ida and George Adamec. He spent his childhood in Westwood, NJ. He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with his Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering. 

A special man left this world on Dec. 1, 2014. George A. Toelcke was born May 1, 1943, in New York to his parents Ida and George Adamec. He spent his childhood in Westwood, NJ. He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with his Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering. 

December 20, 2014

Owen Raymond (Ray) Durrant peacefully passed away on Nov. 25, 2014, due to complications from a stroke. 

Owen Raymond (Ray) Durrant peacefully passed away on Nov. 25, 2014, due to complications from a stroke. 

December 20, 2014

The reason Caleb Bennett loves rodeo is very simple. 

The reason Caleb Bennett loves rodeo is very simple. 
“The rodeo atmosphere is me,” said Bennett, a bareback rider from Morgan. “It’s like whiskey to a drunk or poker to a gambler; it’s just something you’ve got to have. 

December 20, 2014

Despite some of the best Student Assessment for Growth and Excellence (SAGE) test scores in the state, Morgan educators are not taking a moment to sit back and celebrate. 

Despite some of the best Student Assessment for Growth and Excellence (SAGE) test scores in the state, Morgan educators are not taking a moment to sit back and celebrate. 

November 13, 2014

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

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

November 13, 2014

Record numbers of young wrestlers attended Morgan’s tournament on Saturday, Nov. 8.  By opening more mats the tournament had an amazing 404 young wrestlers competing for medals.  Last year the tournament allowed only 320 wrestlers to register for the chance to wrestle in Morgan, but they had to turn away many wrestlers who would have liked to come. 

Record numbers of young wrestlers attended Morgan’s tournament on Saturday, Nov. 8.  By opening more mats the tournament had an amazing 404 young wrestlers competing for medals.  Last year the tournament allowed only 320 wrestlers to register for the chance to wrestle in Morgan, but they had to turn away many wrestlers who would have liked to come.  

November 13, 2014

As more and more tractors fill the empty lot next to the local Ace Hardware store, clearing land and hauling away debris, it is becoming apparent that Morgan City will be home to the newest Tractor Supply Company location.

As more and more tractors fill the empty lot next to the local Ace Hardware store, clearing land and hauling away debris, it is becoming apparent that Morgan City will be home to the newest Tractor Supply Company location.

November 6, 2014

Thursday night, Oct. 30, the Morgan High School volleyball team played a championship match against Snow Canyon High School for the Utah State 3A volleyball title. Although the team walked away with a second place trophy, they showed the heart and grit of true champions in a match that Morgan Coach Liz Wiscombe called “one of the hardest fought games I’ve seen in all of my years of coaching.”’ 

Thursday night, Oct. 30, the Morgan High School volleyball team played a championship match against Snow Canyon High School for the Utah State 3A volleyball title.

October 30, 2014

Mountain Green resident Ray L. Worthen, Democrat, is taking on Republican incumbent Melvin R. Brown for the Utah State House District 53 position representing Morgan, Summit, Duchesne, Rich and Daggett counties.
Worthen, 67, is a retired engineer who has lived in Morgan County for 16 years.  He was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in Ogden.  This is the first political office he has pursued.

Mountain Green resident Ray L. Worthen, Democrat, is taking on Republican incumbent Melvin R. Brown for the Utah State House District 53 position representing Morgan, Summit, Duchesne, Rich and Daggett counties.

October 30, 2014

Schools from around the state just received reports of how their students preformed on a test given last school year.  The results were released to the public on Monday, Oct. 27.

Schools from around the state just received reports of how their students preformed on a test given last school year.  The results were released to the public on Monday, Oct. 27.
 This new tool is called the Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence; however, it is most commonly referred to as SAGE.  

October 23, 2014

The process that bypassed seven Morgan residents who filed for a spot on the state school board produced two candidates.  David L. Clark, of Providence, will take on incumbent Terryl Warner, of Hyrum, for the Utah State Board of Education District 1 position on the Nov. 4 ballot.

The process that bypassed seven Morgan residents who filed for a spot on the state school board produced two candidates.  David L. Clark, of Providence, will take on incumbent Terryl Warner, of Hyrum, for the Utah State Board of Education District 1 position on the Nov. 4 ballot.

October 23, 2014

Six Morgan High School varsity golfers traveled down south with Coach Dennis Peterson to compete in the state tournament at Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George.  Jason Bledsoe, Jacob Ross, Chase Dearden, Russell North, Braxton Ovard and Tyler Crowther represented Morgan High School with their skills on the course.

Six Morgan High School varsity golfers traveled down south with Coach Dennis Peterson to compete in the state tournament at Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George.  Jason Bledsoe, Jacob Ross, Chase Dearden, Russell North, Braxton Ovard and Tyler Crowther represented Morgan High School with their skills on the course.

October 16, 2014

One of the reasons Morgan County is frequently named the healthiest county in Utah is because of the variety of exercise  options in the area.
While there are a welcome array of gym options in Morgan City, the loss of the Lone Tree fitness center left a void for many Mountain Green residents.  Locals expressed their desires for something to fill that void, and Mountain Green resident Jenn Whiting, along with her business partner Angie Siddoway, will soon be doing their best to make sure all those needs are met.

One of the reasons Morgan County is frequently named the healthiest county in Utah is because of the variety of exercise  options in the area.

October 11, 2014

On Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers listened to William O Nelson, former director of LDS Church Correlation, describe five miracles that have empowered The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and all of these have occurred within the last 25 years.

By Roger Peterson
On Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers listened to William O Nelson, former director of LDS Church Correlation, describe five miracles that have empowered The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and all of these have occurred within the last 25 years.

October 11, 2014

A state-wide rug and fiber guild with Morgan members will be holding their annual event in the county in October.

A state-wide rug and fiber guild with Morgan members will be holding their annual event in the county in October.
The Utah Rug and Fiber Guild (UFRG) was founded in 2009 to stimulate and foster appreciation and education about rug hooking and other fiber arts within the state of Utah. 

October 11, 2014

Last year Lewis Frongner received eight WWII awards nearly 60 years after serving in the army.   These honors have been meaningful to the Morgan resident, who accepted them with pride and happiness.  However, the late-coming accolades didn’t end with the presentation by Senator Orrin Hatch last year. Frongner has been selected to join other WWII veterans on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.   

Last year Lewis Frongner received eight WWII awards nearly 60 years after serving in the army.   These honors have been meaningful to the Morgan resident, who accepted them with pride and happiness.  However, the late-coming accolades didn’t end with the presentation by Senator Orrin Hatch last year.

October 11, 2014

Shirley Tucker passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on Sept. 21, 2014.  Shirley was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was born in Riverdale, Utah, on Aug. 15, 1936, to Roland Sanford and Katherine Cevering Bingham. She was raised in Riverdale and graduated from Weber High School in 1954.

Shirley Tucker passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on Sept. 21, 2014.  Shirley was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was born in Riverdale, Utah, on Aug. 15, 1936, to Roland Sanford and Katherine Cevering Bingham. She was raised in Riverdale and graduated from Weber High School in 1954.

October 11, 2014

Caprice Little and Jake Martell were sealed for time and eternity in the San Diego California LDS Temple on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Caprice is the daughter of Frank and Sally Little of Morgan. Jake is the son of Garrett and Carolyn Martell of Sandy, Utah. A reception will be held in their honor on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Hales Residence, 1220 South Highway 66 in Morgan. In case of oversight, please join us at the reception. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held at the LDS Church on 240 West Field Street in Morgan.

Caprice Little and Jake Martell were sealed for time and eternity in the San Diego California LDS Temple on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Caprice is the daughter of Frank and Sally Little of Morgan. Jake is the son of Garrett and Carolyn Martell of Sandy, Utah. A reception will be held in their honor on Saturday, Sept.

October 9, 2014

On Sept. 24, the Morgan High School volleyball team set off for an exciting trip playing the sport they love.  As in years past, MHS volleyball competed at the Beach City Invitational along with 48 other highly competitive teams from California and Arizona.  Morgan was the only team from Utah to compete in the five-day event held in sunny California- the mecca of volleyball.

On Sept. 24, the Morgan High School volleyball team set off for an exciting trip playing the sport they love.  As in years past, MHS volleyball competed at the Beach City Invitational along with 48 other highly competitive teams from California and Arizona.  Morgan was the only team from Utah to compete in the five-day event held in sunny California- the mecca of volleyball.

October 2, 2014

Two Morgan County residents set impressive records on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Thanksgiving Point during the 25th annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers (UGPG) giant pumpkin weigh-off.
Rain poured down like a river from heaven as giant pumpkin growers from around the state and their fans gathered to see who had grown the biggest pumpkin. The weather did not dampen the spirits of the contestants as each of them in turn placed their prize pumpkin on the scale from smallest to largest.
Tension mounted and there was an electricity in the air as the final pumpkin of the day was gently placed on the scale. When the weight was revealed, the crowd went wild. It was like Rocky I.

Two Morgan County residents set impressive records on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Thanksgiving Point during the 25th annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers (UGPG) giant pumpkin weigh-off.

October 2, 2014

The Morgan Stars showed their strength and endurance at the region Special Olympics swim meet this weekend.  The competition was held at Utah State University and seven Morgan Olympians swam their hearts out.
Katie Carter, Maddie Francis, Katie Kearsley, Chiara Johnson, Matt Allen and Jackson Sommers dove right in and came out ahead of most of the competition.  

The Morgan Stars showed their strength and endurance at the region Special Olympics swim meet this weekend.  The competition was held at Utah State University and seven Morgan Olympians swam their hearts out.

September 28, 2014

Bruce and Evelyn Giles will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13, 2014. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Sept. 17, 1964.
Bruce, the son of Arthur and Norine Giles, was born in Ogden, Utah, and raised in Morgan, Utah. He attended Morgan schools, graduating from Morgan High School and LDS Seminary in 1960.

Bruce and Evelyn Giles will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13, 2014. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Sept. 17, 1964.

September 28, 2014

Arlene Follett Irwin will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 17, 2014.  Arlene was born the oldest of six children to Martinus Tillman Follett and Mabel Elizabeth Larsen.  During her childhood years she lived in Centerfield, Springville and Morgan, graduating from Morgan High School in 1942.

Arlene Follett Irwin will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept.

September 28, 2014

Seven Morgan County residents threw their hat in the ring in March for a chance to sit on the Utah State School Board for District 1.  Only one was allowed to progress in the selection process, which a federal judge declared unconstitutional last week.

Seven Morgan County residents threw their hat in the ring in March for a chance to sit on the Utah State School Board for District 1.  Only one was allowed to progress in the selection process, which a federal jud

September 28, 2014

Camille Fry Wilde passed away on Aug. 29, 2014, in Morgan, Utah, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.   She was the youngest of five children born to Richard and Nina Hess Fry on May 13, 1928, in Morgan, Utah.  Camille graduated from Morgan High School in 1946 where she loved being a part of the band and choir, and she served as the student body vice president.  

Camille Fry Wilde passed away on Aug. 29, 2014, in Morgan, Utah, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

September 28, 2014

On Aug. 27, 2014, Kim Dee Pritchard died unexpectedly at home.  Kim was born on June 3, 1960, at Dee Memorial Hospital to Dixie Lattin and Donald McGibbon. Don passed away when Kim was only 3 years old.

On Aug. 27, 2014, Kim Dee Pritchard died unexpectedly at home.  Kim was born on June 3, 1960, at Dee Memorial Hospital to Dixie Lattin and Donald McGibbon. Don passed away when Kim was only 3 years old.

September 28, 2014

Valeri Hoopes and Lowell Murdock

Valeri Hoopes

September 28, 2014

We live in a day and age where information is readily available at our fingertips.  New technologies have permitted us to do many things quickly and efficiently. Public schools gather student information from enrollment forms and store it in a secure manner. Unfortunately, we hear daily of breaches in the data held by large companies and there is always a risk of any data being compromised. Data from Utah’s schools are entered into a district and state database maintained and secured by the Utah State Office of Education.

We live in a day and age where information is readily available at our fingertips.  New technologies have permitted us to do many things quickly and efficiently.

September 25, 2014

Nearly 70 years after Lewis Frongner worked with other military men and women to save the world and fought with valor in World War II, he took the trip of a lifetime to the memorial built in the veterans’ honor.   
On Thursday, Sept. 18, the Morgan resident joined 65 other veterans from around the state in taking a once- in-a-lifetime trip to the nation’s capital to see the World War II Memorial.  The group of heroes joined together in a hangar at the Utah National Guard for a celebration before departing.
The send-off ceremony was presented by Major General Jeffrey Burton, the Adjutant General Utah National Guard. Celebrate America Stardust Singers welcomed the veterans, and Governor Gary Herbert addressed the noteworthy group at the Salt Lake Airport before they embarked on their journey.  The vets then enjoyed the red carpet treatment.  
Frongner said this was the first time he has ever ridden in a big airplane.
While in flight the vets received a mail call just as they had years ago in the service.  Their families had written letters before the flight to be handed out to the men and women being honored.
From the red carpet beginning throughout the rest of the trip, they were treated like royalty.  “They were honored and celebrated everywhere they went,” Frongner’s son Randy said.  Randy accompanied his dad for the entire trip.  Each vet was able to bring a companion called a guardian to experience the entire Honor Flight and provide support.

Nearly 70 years after Lewis Frongner worked with other military men and women to save the world and fought with valor in World War II, he took the trip of a lifetime to the memorial built in the veterans’ honor.   

September 18, 2014

Last year Lewis Frongner received eight WWII awards nearly 60 years after serving in the army.   These honors have been meaningful to the Morgan resident, who accepted them with pride and happiness.  However, the late-coming accolades didn’t end with the presentation by Senator Orrin Hatch last year. Frongner has been selected to join other WWII veterans on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.   
 

Last year Lewis Frongner received eight WWII awards nearly 60 years after serving in the army.   These honors have been meaningful to the Morgan resident, who accepted them with pride and happiness.  However, the late-coming accolades didn’t end with the presentation by Senator Orrin Hatch last year.

September 11, 2014

In spring of 2014, the State of Utah paid for all Morgan High School juniors to take the college admission ACT test.  And they were not alone.  After passage of a state bill in 2013, the legislature funded offering the test to all public school juniors for free.  
 

In spring of 2014, the State of Utah paid for all Morgan High School juniors to take the college admission ACT test.  And they were not alone.  After passage of a state bill in 2013, the legislature funded offering the test to all public school juniors for free.  

August 28, 2014

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources awarded Trout Unlimited a $17,000 grant for preliminary work on a Weber River design study in Morgan County from the diversion dam at Como Springs into Morgan City, including the stretch of the river near Riverside Park.
The study is slated to begin in October when water levels are lower to fund preliminary conceptual designs for river restoration and will likely involve survey work of the waterway.  
“The project is a cooperative one across the watershed that will benefit fish, wildlife, anglers, recreational water users and agricultural producers,” said Paul Burnett with Trout Unlimited, a nationwide nonprofit organization aiming to conserve and protect cold water habitat.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources awarded Trout Unlimited a $17,000 grant for preliminary work on a Weber River design study in Morgan County from the diversion dam at Como Springs into Morgan City, including the stretch of the river near Riverside Park.

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

Paul Douglas Lowe, 82, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Aug. 17, 2014, while surrounded by his children and loved ones.

Paul Douglas Lowe, 82, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Aug. 17, 2014, while surrounded by his children and loved ones.

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 23, 2014

On Thursday, Aug. 14, the Thursday Trail Riders of Morgan County visited Old Ephraim’s Grave in Logan, Utah. 

On Thursday, Aug. 14, the Thursday Trail Riders of Morgan County visited Old Ephraim’s Grave in Logan, Utah. 

August 23, 2014

When Superintendent for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Joel Coleman was named the interim Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Utah this week, it was not in an open public meeting, something that has Utah State Board of Education Member Terryl Warner worried.

When Superintendent for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Joel Coleman was named the interim Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Utah this week, it was not in an open public meeting, somethin

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

You own a home in Morgan County valued at $276,000, the average assessed value in the county.  Last year, you paid $1,184 in taxes according to the 0.007805 certified tax rate set by the Utah State Tax Commission. 

You own a home in Morgan County valued at $276,000, the average assessed value in the county.  Last year, you paid $1,184 in taxes according to the 0.007805 certified tax rate set by the Utah State Tax Commission. 
August 18, 2014

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

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

The Utah Transit Authority board recommended not proceeding with placing a Morgan County annexation measure on the November ballot, saying an overwhelming majority of the feedback they received was in opposition.
“Public input weighed heavily on the decision,” said Ryan Taylor, UTA coordinated mobility manager.  “We weighed all factors including public support, the nature of the county and its rural setting, and the needs of the community at this time.”
UTA and Morgan County Councilman Logan Wilde agreed that this is just not the proper time for a “marriage of Morgan and UTA.”
The UTA board subcommittee met and made the recommendation Wednesday.  The Morgan County Council can still vote whether or not to keep the tax increase issue off the ballot. 

The Utah Transit Authority board recommended not proceeding with placing a Morgan County annexation measure on the November ballot, saying an overwhelming majority of the feedback they received was in opposition.

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

The Morgan County Fair Board is excited about the 2014 fair already underway.  This dedicated bunch has been working hard to ensure this year will continue to be a success!  While there is too much to say about the fair, here are some highlights. 

The Morgan County Fair Board is excited about the 2014 fair already underway.  This dedicated bunch has been working hard to ensure this year will continue to be a success!  While there is too much to say abou

August 1, 2014

The Morgan company Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) will be having their summer social on Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at Riverside Park. 

The Morgan company Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) will be having their summer social on Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at Riverside Park. 

August 1, 2014

I wanted to provide supplemental comments on the article “Danger increases along popular stretch of Weber River,” by Deanne Winterton, published July 24, 2014.  Thanks for the informative article!

Dear Editor,

August 1, 2014

For some, the American military in Germany is a mystery. By participating in the 2014 Rheinland-Pfalz-Tag, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command is able to break down the barriers of its fences and show the local nationals everyone is a part of the same community.

By Staff Sgt. Warren Wright
 

August 1, 2014

“Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them,” said Margaret Mitchell in “Gone with the Wind.” 
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” said Benjamin Franklin.

“Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them,” said Margaret Mitchell in “Gone with the Wind.” 

August 1, 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 25, 2014

 Grant Clunas will return home August 6 after serving in the Nevada Reno mission. 

 Grant Clunas will return home August 6 after serving in the Nevada Reno mission. 

July 25, 2014

If you get the chance, take a few minutes to speak with Bryan Searle, the new head coach of the Lady Trojans soccer team. 

If you get the chance, take a few minutes to speak with Bryan Searle, the new head coach of the Lady Trojans soccer t

July 25, 2014

On Monday, July 21, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held an extremely successful evening at the Mountain Green Bowery featuring  Craig G. Fisher of the Seventy.  Fisher is currently heading up the Dedication and Celebration of the rebuilt Ogden Temple. He spoke for about 40 minutes on how the celebration preparations are going.

On Monday, July 21, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held an extremely successful evening at the Mountain Green Bowery featuring  Craig G.

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 25, 2014

Help stop spread of the ‘STD of the sea’

Help stop spread of the ‘STD of the sea’

July 25, 2014

Utah horse 
owners advised to take precautions

Utah horse 

July 24, 2014
Brave firefighters commended for their efforts

On Sunday, July 20 the late afternoon sky was lit with an incredible lightning storm.  As the storm raged and passed, it left quite a shock as three fires were started at nearly the same time across the valley.
One fire started near the Croydon cemetery and burned approximately 120 acres before being put out.  This fire was primarily handled by the Summit County Fire Department, but crews from Morgan were requested. 
Another fire burned in the Norwoods area along Highway 66.  Morgan Fire Chief Dave Rich received a call from a resident who had been sitting on their front porch and watched as lightening started this blaze.  He called the fire in on his way to the fire station. 
As most of the fire crews headed to this fire that eventually burned six acres, the last call came in for the Tunnel Hollow area, the canyon heading towards Taggarts.  Crews were diverted from the Norwood fire, and as the crews reached Round Valley, it became apparent they would not be able to reach this fire.

On Sunday, July 20 the late afternoon sky was lit with an incredible lightning storm.  As the storm raged and passed, it left quite a shock as three fires were started at nearly the same time across the valley.

July 24, 2014

As the Weber River through Morgan County becomes more of a hot spot for tubers and rafters, emergency calls and incidents on the river are also increasing for Morgan Emergency crews.
“Overall it is getting to be a problem because there are so many people up there,” said Terry Turner, Morgan emergency services director.  “On weekends it is pretty crowded.”

As the Weber River through Morgan County becomes more of a hot spot for tubers and rafters, emergency calls and incidents on the river are also increasing for Morgan Emergency crews.

July 21, 2014

Everyone has a story to tell. It’s too bad in this day and age that we often do not take time to get to know our neighbors and learn their interesting experiences.  Most people are reticent to share their lives, but a visit with Ken Farr of Mountain Green is both entertaining and touching. Like any good story-teller, Farr can have you laughing one minute and shedding a tear the next.

Everyone has a story to tell.

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

Drew and Adele Downs and the late Lari Peck Downs are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Dylan Virginia to Tony Casper, son of Dale and Robyn Casper.  Dylan graduated from Lehi High School and then met Tony, a Morgan High School graduate, while they both attended Utah State University. Tony served in the Independence Missouri Mission.  

Drew and Adele Downs and the late Lari Peck Downs are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Dylan Virginia to Tony Casper, son of Dale and Robyn Casper.  Dylan graduated from Lehi High School and then

July 17, 2014

Not every member of the Morgan County Council agrees with putting a transit tax on the ballot, or how the county should fund road repair and maintenance.
“I am not sure if I am in favor of a transit tax,” Morgan County Council Chairman Logan Wilde said.  
The county has been discussing raising sales tax to fund transit, perhaps through an agreement with the Utah Transit Authority (UTA).  That tax must be approved before an additional tax meant to provide funds to repair and maintain county roads could be added to the sales tax increase.
Wilde said he is concerned with the view that passing the transit tax is the only way that could lead to funding county roads.
When he reads the fine print about sales tax for funding roads, Wilde said there are too many stipulations.

Not every member of the Morgan County Council agrees with putting a transit tax on the ballot, or how the county should fund road repair and maintenance.
“I am not sure if I am in favor of a transit tax,” Morgan County Council Chairman Logan Wilde said.  

July 17, 2014

Last October, mother Dusty Morgan desperately needed the aid of emergency medical service workers for her toddler, Gus, when he was found unconscious and not breathing after falling into a horse trough.  Fortunately, those workers went above and beyond and the story had a happy ending.
“Simply said, they saved more than a life, they saved our whole family,” said Dusty Morgan, a Coalville native and Morgan resident.  “They did everything they needed to give him the best, and were a great example of trust and team work.”
It was such a great example that the incident received state-wide attention from the Utah Department of Health as well as the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness.  At the July 9, Utah EMS Awards Ceremony, the Morgan County emergency was honored as the state’s outstanding performance for a rural emergency medical incident.

Last October, mother Dusty Morgan desperately needed the aid of emergency medical service workers for her toddler, Gus, when he was found unconscious and not breathing after falling into a horse trough.  Fortunately, those workers went above and beyond and the story had a happy ending.

July 10, 2014

Morgan County School Board President Bruce Galbraith presented findings from the Utah School Boards Association regarding what makes a good school board member.

Morgan County School Board President Bruce Galbraith presented findings from the Utah School Boards Association regarding what makes a good school board member.
He said the right person makes a difference, as does the kind of board you have.  For example, if board members are always fighting against each other, little gets done. 

July 10, 2014

 

Morgan County School Board members weighed in on the state issue of extending a No Child Left Behind waiver, saying they don’t want to take a risk and would rather renew the waiver that is set to expire.

Morgan County School Board members weighed in on the state issue of extending a No Child Left Behind waiver, saying they don’t want to take a risk and would rather renew the waiver that is set to expire.

July 10, 2014

Patience is a virtue. In our fast-paced world today, sometimes we forget to slow down and remember our roots. Thankfully, we still get little reminders of hard work and patience in our small town.

Patience is a virtue. In our fast-paced world today, sometimes we forget to slow down and remember our roots. Thankfully, we still get little reminders of hard work and patience in our small town.

July 10, 2014

 
While Utah has experienced a relatively slow start to the wildfire season, light vegetation is dry along the foothills and desert areas across the state and fire danger is climbing. Light fuels like cheat grass are already dry and flammable. As daily temperatures continue to rise throughout the state, the wildfire hazard also increases.

While Utah has experienced a relatively slow start to the wildfire season, light vegetation is dry along the foothills and desert areas across the state and fire danger is climbing.

July 10, 2014

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

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

July 10, 2014

On June 2, local resident Lydia Nuttall interviewed with the Utah State Board of Education Nominating and Recruiting Committee at the State Senate Building.  She was one of seven local residents who applied to fill the four-year State School Board District 1 position, and the only local to progress to the interview round of the process.  

On June 2, local resident Lydia Nuttall interviewed with the Utah State Board of Education Nominating and Recruiting Committee at the State Senate Building.  She was one of seven local residents who applied to fill the four-year State School Board District 1 position, and the only local to progress to the interview round of the process.  

July 10, 2014

Judy Bowles, 71, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Ogden Regional Medical Center. 

Judy Bowles, 71, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Ogden Regional Medical Center. 
She was born and raised in Morgan, Utah, to Dick and Gen Bowman. She was the youngest of five children.

July 10, 2014

On June 15, 2014, Dixie Helen Tubbs left this world to follow a new trail; to find her dreams that are as big as the Western sky she loved. 

On June 15, 2014, Dixie Helen Tubbs left this world to follow a new trail; to find her dreams that are as big as the Western sky she loved. 

July 10, 2014

Our loving father, Jay Whitney Porter, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, June 21 at Ogden Regional Hospital surrounded by family.

Our loving father, Jay Whitney Porter, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, June 21 at Ogden Regional Hospital surrounded by family.
He was born June 16, 1919, to Lawrence Addison Porter and Gertrude Alice Florence at the family home in Porterville, Utah.  He was born into a large family of four sisters and eight brothers.

July 10, 2014

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

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

July 10, 2014

Now in its 11th year, Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back presented by Maverik is right around the corner with runners preparing costumes, finalizing van decorations and getting in the last of their training mileage. With more than 11,000 runners on the course this year, Ragnar Relay has provided detailed course information to minimize the impact the race will have on daily routines and commutes.

Now in its 11th year, Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back presented by Maverik is right around the corner with runners preparing costumes, finalizing van decorations and getting in the last of their training mileage.

July 10, 2014

Fireworks and Independence Day celebrations go hand in hand. Public firework displays are a much loved tradition in Morgan, but government officials ask that you use common sense and courtesy when conducting backyard displays.
Morgan City and Morgan County have adopted the Utah code when it comes to private firework displays. According to Utah code 5-4-5, “It is unlawful to discharge fireworks in such a manner that the fireworks project over or onto the property of another person without the consent of the person owning or controlling such property.”
This makes it difficult to let off fireworks in smaller subdivisions.  With the removal of some height restrictions, even legal fireworks can end up in someone else’s yard, or worse, on their home.  Local officials are asking residents to consult their neighbors before the launching of private firework displays to prevent any discord.
If you happen to see any violations of the above provisions, please go through the proper authorities for enforcement of this code.  Enforcement of this code is handled by your local fire chief or police department.  Residents must be willing to make an official statement in order for the ordinance to be properly enforced.
Fireworks may only be discharged three days before the holiday, on the holiday and three days after, so your window for Independence Day fireworks has passed.  This information will however, apply to Pioneer Day celebrations.

Fireworks and Independence Day celebrations go hand in hand. Public firework displays are a much loved tradition in Morgan, but government officials ask that you use common sense and courtesy when conducting backyard displays.

July 10, 2014

The tax rate set by the state for each school district was decreased this year compared to last year, but the Morgan County School Board will not be able to pass on the savings.  To fund $348,000 in capital projects such as technology, a new bus and mechanical controls, they will need to increase the tax rate higher than that set by the Utah State Tax Commission, yet not higher than the total rate paid by county taxpayers last year.  Since the district plans to set a rate different from that set by the state, they plan to hold a truth in taxation meeting.  The school board voted unanimously to hold that meeting in August.

The tax rate set by the state for each school district was decreased this year compared to last year, but the Morgan County School Board will not be able to pass on the savings.  To fund $348,000 in capital projects such as technology, a new bus and mechanical controls, they will need to increase the tax rate higher than that set by the Utah State Tax Commission, yet not higher than the to

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

On Friday, 13 June, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held an extremely successful concert featuring James Oniel Miner and Darron Bradford.  The large crowd greatly enjoyed the entire evening.  Miner and Bradford put on a classic show the audience was wild about.

On Friday, 13 June, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held an extremely successful concert featuring James Oniel Miner and Darron Bradford.  The large crowd greatly enjoyed the entire evening.  Miner and Bradford put on a classic show the audience was wild about.

July 10, 2014

The Morgan County Council will move forward with a request to annex into the Utah Transit Authority’s service area, but not because all council members want the service or approve of raising taxes.  Instead, council members want the public to weigh in on the matter officially by visiting the ballot box.

The Morgan County Council will move forward with a request to annex into the Utah Transit Authority’s service area, but not because all council members want the service or approve of raising taxes.  Instead, council members want the public to weigh in on the matter officially by visiting the ballot box.

July 10, 2014

Despite the cold and windy weather, over 60 volunteers picked up trash along a 12-mile stretch of the Weber River from Henefer to Morgan on Saturday, June 14. 

 
By Dawna Zukirmi
 

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 19, 2014

Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans celebrate Independence Day with a big bang of fireworks.  You can find stands on just about every street corner during the holiday, but where you choose to buy your sparklers and fountains makes a difference to one local family.
Morgan’s neighborhood firework stand is sponsored by Acme Discount Fireworks, but run by Morgan residents Jaime and Gina Grandpre. 
Shopping local helps unite our community. “Knowing that you are supporting your neighbors and friends, gives us all a sense of pride in where we live,” commented Gina. 
In support of shopping local, the family decided to change locations this year.  Instead of being housed in the parking lot of Ridley’s, the firework stand will be located in the lot next to Front Street Gifts and Crossfit Unknown.  This lot is owned by a Utah resident, resulting in a much better deal on the lease of the property, according to the Grandpre family.

Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans celebrate Independence Day with a big bang of fireworks.  You can find stands on just about every street corner during the holiday, but where you choose to buy your sparklers and fountains makes a difference to one local family.

June 15, 2014

The children of Charles and Jolene Price are proud to announce the 65th wedding anniversary of their parents.  They were married on June 15, 1949, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple and have been going strong ever since.  Their love for one another has done nothing but grow over the years, and now they are enjoying their golden years content in one another’s company.

The children of Charles and Jolene Price are proud to announce the 65th wedding anniversary of their parents.  They were married on June 15, 1949, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple and have been going strong ever since.  Their love for one another has done nothing but grow over the years, and now they are enjoying their golden years content in one another’s company.

June 15, 2014

 
Jean Holbrook Bohman, 95, passed peacefully into eternity at her home on Saturday June 7, 2014.  She was born October 8, 1918, to Joseph Franklin and Nancy Catherine Burt Holbrook in Ely, Nevada. She married her sweetheart Wilson Dale Bohman on May 2, 1941, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He passed away on July 1, 2007. 

Jean Holbrook Bohman, 95, passed peacefully into eternity at her home on Saturday June 7, 2014.  She was born October 8, 1918, to Joseph Franklin and Nancy Catherine Burt Holbrook in Ely, Nevada. She married her sweetheart Wilson Dale Bohman on May 2, 1941, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He passed away on July 1, 2007. 

June 15, 2014

Verna Mae Lee, 85, of Green River, Wyoming, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her home.  A long-time resident of Green River, Wyoming, and former resident of Roy, Utah, Mrs. Lee died following a brief illness.

Verna Mae Lee, 85, of Green River, Wyoming, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her home.  A long-time resident of Green River, Wyoming, and former resident of Roy, Utah, Mrs. Lee died following a brief illness.
She was born on December 8, 1928, in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of the late Grant T. Bishop and Elizabeth Brown Bishop.

June 12, 2014

 
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June 12, 2014

After teaching music at Morgan Middle School for 27 years, Dr. Gordon Johnson retired from the school district.  In that time, Johnson estimates he has taught about 15,000 students.

After teaching music at Morgan Middle School for 27 years, Dr. Gordon Johnson retired from the school district.  In that time, Johnson estimates he has taught about 15,000 students.

June 12, 2014

On May 19, Morgan County hosted Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run local competition at the varsity baseball field.  

On May 19, Morgan County hosted Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run local competition at the varsity baseball field.  

June 12, 2014

Morgan residents hear President Obama regularly; however, it is not common that President Obama hears Morgan residents.  On May 13, President Obama not only met with a Morgan resident, but also spent time learning from a small group of law enforcement representatives including local man Keith Squires.  

Morgan residents hear President Obama regularly; however, it is not common that President Obama hears Morgan residents.  On May 13, President Obama not only met with a Morgan resident, but also spent time learning from a small group of law enforcement representatives including local man Keith Squires.  

June 12, 2014

Leland Craig Wright, 62, was born in Ogden, Utah, on October, 10, 1951, and passed away May 24, 2014 in Everett, Washington, after a nine-month battle with cancer. He is the son of Leland John Wright and JoElla Hammons Wright.

 
Leland Craig Wright, 62, was born in Ogden, Utah, on October, 10, 1951, and passed away May 24, 2014 in Everett, Washington, after a nine-month battle with cancer. He is the son of Leland John Wright and JoElla Hammons Wright.

June 12, 2014

For the past eight years James Oneil Miner has been bringing arrangements of classic songs like “Somewhere in Time,” and “Unchained Melody” to audiences around the world.  And audiences keep coming back because it’s the kind of music people love.  

For the past eight years James Oneil Miner has been bringing arrangements of classic songs like “Somewhere in Time,” and “Unchained Melody” to audiences around the world.  And audiences keep coming back because it’s the kind of music people love.  

June 12, 2014

Eldon C. and Lanette E. Jensen are happy to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsea Jensen, to Adam Lee Wilson, son of Keith and Denise Wilson of Winchester, Kentucky.

 
Eldon C. and Lanette E. Jensen are happy to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsea Jensen, to Adam Lee Wilson, son of Keith and Denise Wilson of Winchester, Kentucky.

June 1, 2014

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

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

June 1, 2014

Just ask the 3,000 to 4,000 people who raft or tube down the Weber River in Morgan County each year.  Rafting the Weber River in Morgan County is a fun way to see the valley and a relaxing afternoon in the sun.  It’s a great activity for families or organizations, and one of the 50 things to do in Morgan County.

Just ask the 3,000 to 4,000 people who raft or tube down the Weber River in Morgan County each year.  Rafting the Weber River in Morgan County is a fun way to see the valley and a relaxing afternoon in the sun.  It’s a great activity for families or organizations, and one of the 50 things to do in Morgan County.

June 1, 2014

Beginning June 2, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is performing roadway maintenance and rehabilitation work on state Road 66, from mile post 8.74 Porterville to mile post 14.35 in Morgan. Crews will repair and replace asphalt, do earth-moving and landscaping work, install concrete structures, and place a chip seal coat over the road. 

Beginning June 2, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is performing roadway maintenance and rehabilitation work on state Road 66, from mile post 8.74 Porterville to mile post 14.35 in Morgan. Crews will repair and replace asphalt, do earth-moving and landscaping work, install concrete structures, and place a chip seal coat over the road. 

June 1, 2014

When the Morgan County Council set out four years ago researching the need for public transportation in Morgan County, Councilwoman Tina Kelley didn’t think she would find many people who needed such a service.

When the Morgan County Council set out four years ago researching the need for public transportation in Morgan County, Councilwoman Tina Kelley didn’t think she would find many people who needed such a service.
She was wrong.

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

If you have ever been watching General Conference or any other performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and thought you saw a familiar face, you might be right.  Jason Nelson of Morgan has been blessing the world with his vocal talents since 2011, when he began his service in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  

If you have ever been watching General Conference or any other performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and thought you saw a familiar face, you might be right.  Jason Nelson of Morgan has been blessing the world with his vocal talents since 2011, when he began his service in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  

May 16, 2014

On June 13, at the Morgan High School Auditorium, at 7:30 p.m., The Sons of the Utah Pioneers will host a concert by the renowned pianist James Oniel Miner, along with special guest artist Daron Bradford.

On June 13, at the Morgan High School Auditorium, at 7:30 p.m., The Sons of the Utah Pioneers will host a concert by the renowned pianist James Oniel Miner, along with special guest artist Daron Bradford.

May 16, 2014

The Utah Transit Authority is presenting plans for public transit service in Morgan County Wednesday, May 28 in Mountain Green.  Their presentation to the public will include options such as van pools, commuter transit from the county to four stops in the Weber/Davis county area, community shuttle, volunteer driver program and travel vouchers.

UTA to present transportation options, explore support of sales tax increase

May 16, 2014

Concrete paving is underway on Riverdale Road from I-84 to 1900 West.  Earthwork and utility upgrades continue at the intersection of 1900 West (SR-126). This area is highly congested, and through traffic is encouraged to consider alternate routes.  Roadway, utility work and drainage upgrades also continue. 

Concrete paving is underway on Riverdale Road from I-84 to 1900 West.  Earthwork and utility upgrades continue at the intersection of 1900 West (SR-126).

May 11, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014, Gerald Betourney spoke to the assembled members of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, about his LDS mission to South Africa.

Monday, April 21, 2014, Gerald Betourney spoke to the assembled members of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, about his LDS mission to South Africa.

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.  

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May 11, 2014

The annual Utah State FFA CDE contests were held April 22 and 23, 2014 in Logan, Utah.  Our local Morgan FFA chapter sent out four teams to compete in the following areas: Livestock Evaluation, Vet Science, Poultry Evaluation, and Meat Evaluation.  

By: Hanna Giles- Morgan FFA Reporter
The annual Utah State FFA CDE contests were held April 22 and 23, 2014 in Logan, Utah.  Our local Morgan FFA chapter sent out four teams to compete in the following areas: Livestock Evaluation, Vet Science, Poultry Evaluation, and Meat Evaluation.  

May 11, 2014

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

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

May 11, 2014

Leaving a legacy of love and determination, Lydia Clarinda Brandt Rust, at 81, slipped peacefully away in the early hours on April 25, 2014, at her home in Morgan.

Leaving a legacy of love and determination, Lydia Clarinda Brandt Rust, at 81, slipped peacefully away in the early hours on April 25, 2014, at her home in Morgan.
She was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Myton, Utah, to Dorothy Melinda Anderson and James Claren Brandt.

May 11, 2014

Drivers eastbound on Interstate 84 near the mouth of Weber Canyon in Morgan County will encounter temporary right-lane closures in the coming months while Questar Pipeline Company (QPC) replaces a section of high-pressure natural gas pipeline on a steep hillside above the highway. 

Drivers eastbound on Interstate 84 near the mouth of Weber Canyon in Morgan County will encounter temporary right-lane closures in the coming months while Questar Pipeline Company (QPC) replaces a section of high-pressure natural gas pipeline on a steep hillside above the highway. 

May 11, 2014

On Saturday, May 3 the Weber Basin Anglers chapter from Trout Unlimited hosted a Rubbish Round-up.  13 volunteers showed up to help.  These volunteers included Morgan County residents as well as individuals from Hill Air Force Base, River Restoration and Trout Unlimited.  

By Dawna Zukirmi

May 11, 2014

Gaylene Adams was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She is the daughter of a mother who was primarily a homemaker and a father who was a transportation supervisor at Hill Air Force Base as well as a farmer.  Gaylene is number three in a family of four children.  She spent her childhood living in Morgan County, first in Peterson and then on a farm in Porterville.  Throughout her childhood, Gaylene’s parents inspired an appreciation of hard work that continues to be evident in her work ethic to this day.  

Gaylene Adams was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She is the daughter of a mother who was primarily a homemaker and a father who was a transportation supervisor at Hill Air Force Base as well as a farmer.  Gaylene is number three in a family of four children.  She spent her childhood living in Morgan County, first in Peterson and then on a farm in Porte

May 11, 2014

Establishing itself as one of Utah’s premier high alpine summer gathering places and music venues during 2013, Snowbasin Resort will once again be delighting music fans and outdoor enthusiasts every Sunday this summer with free music from June 15 to Sept. 28.  

Establishing itself as one of Utah’s premier high alpine summer gathering places and music venues during 2013, Snowbasin Resort will once again be delighting music fans and outdoor enthusiasts every Sunday this summer with free music from June 15 to Sept. 28.  

May 11, 2014

On Saturday, May 24 EAA Chapter 58 from Ogden, Utah will be giving free airplane rides to 30 youth between the ages of 8 and 17.  The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Morgan Airport.  A parent or guardian will be required to complete a registration form prior to the flight.  

On Saturday, May 24 EAA Chapter 58 from Ogden, Utah will be giving free airplane rides to 30 youth between the ages of 8 and 17.  The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Morgan Airport.  A parent or guardian will be required to complete a registration form prior to the flight.  

May 2, 2014

Morgan Elementary School first, second and third grade students enjoyed an in-house fieldtrip from GoPlanetarium on Friday, April 18. Each class went into an inflatable dome that was 22 feet in diameter to view the presentation. 

Morgan Elementary School first, second and third grade students enjoyed an in-house fieldtrip from GoPlanetarium on Friday, April 18. Each class went into an inflatable dome that was 22 feet in diameter to view the presentation. 
The programs that were presented covered several areas from the Utah State Core Curriculum.

May 2, 2014

Heavy-hitting endorsements are pouring in for a local county resident running for State Senate 18. 

Heavy-hitting endorsements are pouring in for a local county resident running for State Senate 18. 
Utah State Auditor John Dougall, Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris and local businessman John  Barber recently endorsed Lars Birkeland in his campaign for the State Senate seat against opponent and fellow Republican Ann Millner.

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

All year, the Sterling Scholars have been preparing for the culminating event which took place this Tuesday at Morgan High School.  Sterling Scholars compete against students from other schools in their respective categories. They are judged on their scholarship, leadership and citizenship. 

All year, the Sterling Scholars have been preparing for the culminating event which took place this Tuesday at Morgan High School.  Sterling Scholars compete against students from other schools in their respective categories. They are judged on their scholarship, leadership and citizenship. 

May 2, 2014

Morgan Middle School took 10 seventh graders and 10 eighth graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  One student has shown great courage this eighth grade year and he received a high honor.

Morgan Middle School took 10 seventh graders and 10 eighth graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  One student has shown great courage this eighth grade year and he received a high honor.

May 2, 2014

James Covel Woody, of Mountain Green, Utah, passed away on April 18, 2014.   He was born Sept. 23, 1931, in Ogden, Utah, to Covel John and Norma Warren Woody.  He was educated in the Ogden City schools.  He was a member of the LDS Church. James was an amazing example of service.

James Covel Woody, of Mountain Green, Utah, passed away on April 18, 2014.   He was born Sept.

May 2, 2014

Our sweet mom, grandma, and great-grandma, Wanda Hansen, was reunited with her lifelong sweetheart on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.  She was born April 3, 1918 to Heber C. and Edna Rock Spackman.   Wanda lived most of her childhood years in Castle Rock, Utah.  She attended school in Coalville, where she graduated as Valedictorian in 1936.

 

May 2, 2014

Karen Straw was born in Ogden, Utah, and spent her childhood living in Morgan.  She is the daughter of a father who was an engineer for the Utah Department of Transportation and a mother who worked at the First National Bank of Morgan.  Karen is the middle child in a family of three children, with an older brother and younger sister.  As a daughter, wife and mother, Karen values the connection and bond family provides.  She is a model of this each day and continues as a constant presence in the day-to-day lives of her parents, children and grandchildren.  

Karen Straw was born in Ogden, Utah, and spent her childhood living in Morgan.  She is the daughter of a father who was an engineer for the Utah Department of Transportation and a mother who worked at the First National Bank of Morgan.  Karen is the middle child in a family of three children, with an older brother and younger sister.  As a daughter, wife and mother, Karen valu

May 2, 2014

On April 12, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers made a trek to the Salt Lake City Cemetery.  The tour was hosted by President Calvin and Lynette Stephens.  The life accounts of these great men and women buried in the cemetery are a tribute to our ancestry and a credit to the inhabitants of these mountain valleys. 

On April 12, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers made a trek to the Salt Lake City Cemetery.  The tour was hosted by President Calvin and Lynette Stephens.  The life accounts of these great men and women buried in the cemetery are a tribute to our ancestry and a credit to the inhabitants of these mountain valleys. 

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 1, 2014

Morgan Elementary will hold its first annual Art Festival, “Journey of Imagination, Dream, Believe, Inspire,” on April 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the school.  

Morgan Elementary will hold its first annual Art Festival, “Journey of Imagination, Dream, Believe, Inspire,” on April 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the school.  

May 1, 2014

Marion Morgan Spackman, age 94, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Aspen Care Assisted Living in Ogden, Utah, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Marion Morgan Spackman, age 94, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Aspen Care Assisted Living in Ogden, Utah, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

May 1, 2014

Robert N. Hartman of Morgan, Utah, recently celebrated his 80th birthday.  Born February 17, 1934, he grew up in Ogden, a son of Alfred and Winona Hartman. He moved to Morgan where he hunted, fished, raised cattle and enjoyed his early life.  He worked at Hill Air Force Base for 38 ½ years. He started his career as a machinist and worked his way through many positions, retiring as a scheduling supervisor.

Robert N. Hartman of Morgan, Utah, recently celebrated his 80th birthday.  Born February 17, 1934, he grew up in Ogden, a son of Alfred and Winona Hartman. He moved to Morgan where he hunted, fished, raised cattle and enjoyed his early life.  He worked at Hill Air Force Base for 38 ½ years.

April 13, 2014

Christian Elton is the Morgan High General Sterling Scholar. He is the son of Richard and Candice Elton. Christian loves learning, reading, sports, and girls. Christian plays football, soccer and tennis. He loves anything that has to do with learning.

Christian Elton is the Morgan High General Sterling Scholar. He is the son of Richard and Candice Elton. Christian loves learning, reading, sports, and girls. Christian plays football, soccer and tennis. He loves anything that has to do with learning.

April 13, 2014

Ellissa Clark, daughter of Bruce and Jennifer Clark, and is Morgan High School’s Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Sterling Scholar. 

Ellissa Clark, daughter of Bruce and Jennifer Clark, and is Morgan High School’s Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Sterling Scholar. 
Ellissa has been very involved during her high school career by serving as a Utah 4-H State Ambassador, a State Dairy Ambassador and the student body president. 

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

Bailey Jean Dayton has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Utah pageant to be held July 12, at the beautiful J.W. Marriot Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bailey Jean Dayton has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Utah pageant to be held July 12, at the beautiful J.W. Marriot Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

April 13, 2014

UDOT plans Mountain Green interchange study

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

April 13, 2014

Rella Robertson Williams was reunited with the love of her life on March 31, 2014, after succumbing to congestive heart failure.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend at the time of her passing.  Rella was born of strong pioneer heritage on February 22, 1924, to Hyrum Boyack Robertson and Lenorah Rowe in Spanish Fork, Utah.  She lived a life centered on family, friends, church, kindness towards all, and a genuine love of life.  She loved keeping a beautiful home, hostessing, and sewing.

Rella Robertson Williams was reunited with the love of her life on March 31, 2014, after succumbing to congestive heart failure.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend at the time of her passing.  Rella was born of strong pioneer heritage on February 22, 1924, to Hyrum Boyack Robertson and Lenorah Rowe in Spanish Fork, Utah.&nbs

April 13, 2014

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

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

April 13, 2014

Nicole Ann Reardon and Jason Boyd Carrigan have chosen Saturday April 12, 2014, as their wedding day. A reception will be held in their honor at the Ben Lomand Suites in Ogden Utah from 6:30 p.m until 8:30 p.m. that evening. 

Nicole Ann Reardon and Jason Boyd Carrigan have chosen Saturday April 12, 2014, as their wedding day. A reception will be held in their honor at the Ben Lomand Suites in Ogden Utah from 6:30 p.m until 8:30 p.m. that evening. 

March 30, 2014

Judging on the number of candidates filing for a position on local and state school boards, education seems to be a hot topic in Morgan County.  

Judging on the number of candidates filing for a position on local and state school boards, education seems to be a hot topic in Morgan County.  
Of the 30 Morgan County residents who filed for a government office last week, almost half of them were for a seat on either the Morgan County School Board or Utah State School Board District 1.

March 30, 2014

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

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

March 30, 2014

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

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

March 30, 2014

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

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

March 30, 2014

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers honored the annual winners of the Pioneer Essay Contest at their March 24 monthly meeting. First place went to Peter Christensen, son of Clint and Teri Christensen; second place went to Heather McMillan, daughter of Scott and Cyndi McMillan; third place went to Dillon Petty, son of William and Kelli Petty.  Each of the participants received a cash prize.

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers honored the annual winners of the Pioneer Essay Contest at their March 24 monthly meeting.

March 30, 2014

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

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

March 25, 2014

Judging on the number of candidates filing for a position on local and state school boards, education seems to be a hot topic in Morgan County.
Of the 30 Morgan County residents who filed for a government office last week, almost half of them were for a seat on either the Morgan County School Board or Utah State School Board District 1.
Of the 14 positions candidates filed for in Morgan County, the only races that will go to a June 24 primary election are for District 2 and 4 on the Morgan County School Board.

Judging on the number of candidates filing for a position on local and state school boards, education seems to be a hot topic in Morgan County.
Of the 30 Morgan County residents who filed for a government office last week, almost half of them were for a seat on either the Morgan County School Board or Utah State School Board District 1.

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is officially open for Utah Connections Academy (UCA), a tuition-free, virtual public school that offers high-quality online K-12 education to students statewide. 

Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is officially open for Utah Connections Academy (UCA), a tuition-free, virtual public school that offers high-quality online K-12 education to students statewide. 

March 23, 2014

Morgan has had a strong legacy of outstanding wrestlers.  Throughout the last five decades, Morgan has produced its share of state champions.  One particular family has wrestling success running through their blood.  The Pentz family has earned its way onto the podium throughout generations and this last weekend, five cousins wrestled their way to the top.  

Morgan has had a strong legacy of outstanding wrestlers.  Throughout the last five decades, Morgan has produced its share of state champions.  One particular family has wrestling success running through their blood.  The Pentz family has earned its way onto the podium throughout generations and this last weekend, five cousins wrestled their way to the

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Typically, gasoline prices move upward early in the year. This year motorists nationwide are enjoying relative steady prices and, in Utah’s case, seeing some relief at the pumps.

Typically, gasoline prices move upward early in the year. This year motorists nationwide are enjoying relative steady prices and, in Utah’s case, seeing some relief at the pumps.

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1) announced that both the Senate and House have approved funding for the construction of a new maintenance hangar at Hill Air Force Base for the F-35 stealth fighter jet. Operational maintenance will be performed inside the hangar by the 388th Fighter Wing based at Hill. 

U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1) announced that both the Senate and House have approved funding for the construction of a new maintenance hangar at Hill Air Force Base for the F-35 stealth fighter jet. Operational maintenance will be performed inside the hangar by the 388th Fighter Wing based at Hill. 

March 23, 2014

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

Dear Editor;

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, North Summit Fire and EMS Crews were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire at 1770 S. Henefer Road. 

Wednesday, March 19, North Summit Fire and EMS Crews were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire at 1770 S. Henefer Road. 

March 23, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, North Summit Fire and EMS Crews were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire at 1770 S. Henefer Road. 

Wednesday, March 19, North Summit Fire and EMS Crews were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire at 1770 S. Henefer Road. 

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

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

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

March 23, 2014

City Plans Move to Five Day Work Week

City Plans Move to Five Day Work Week

March 23, 2014

The Morgan County News joined with newspapers throughout the state at the Utah Press Association’s winter convention to claim three prizes in the annual Better Newspaper Contest.

The Morgan County News joined with newspapers throughout the state at the Utah Press Association’s winter convention to claim three prizes in the annual Better Newspaper Contest.

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Together again

Together again

March 23, 2014

Charter schools are nothing new these days, but the Utah Military Academy offers something no other charter school in Utah has yet, a disciplined military environment.

Charter schools are nothing new these days, but the Utah Military Academy offers something no other charter school in Utah has yet, a disciplined military environment.

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

The Bible says faith without works is dead. Should we really pray for snow and rain when we live in a desert? My memory is still fresh from a request by local church leaders to pray for less snow so that homes along the Weber River don’t flood. Heaven must laugh at us here in our earthly station as we pray for a mitigation of either drought or flood every second year.

By Kelly Winterton

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

On Feb. 17, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, held its monthly meeting.  Clyde J. Williams, formerly a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and current assistant managing director of the LDS Church Correlation Evaluation Department, was the invited guest speaker.

On Feb. 17, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, held its monthly meeting.  Clyde J. Williams, formerly a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and current assistant managing director of the LDS Church Correlation Evaluation Department, was the invited guest speaker.

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

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

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

February 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 12, 2014

Beth was born to Conrad Alma Smith and Nellie May Compton in Morgan, Utah.  She spent her early years in Ogden, Utah.  She married Frank Robison Turner on October 27, 1937 in the Salt Lake Temple.  They moved to Taft, California where the first two of their five children were born.  They later moved back to Devil Slide, Utah and had their third child.

February 12, 2014

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

Beth Smith Turner
June 6, 1919 – February 12, 2014
 

February 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

If Utah parents want to choose new schools for their children for the upcoming (2014-2015) school year, they need to start researching the schooling options available to their children right away.

February 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

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

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

Ward Fowles Winchester, 72, of Heber City, Utah passed quietly at home following a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born January 5, 1942, in Ogden, Utah to the late Delores and Austin Winchester. Ward graduated from Morgan High School, and lived in Morgan for nearly 60 years. Ward was a master welder, working at the Salt Lake City Fairpark, Jordanelle St.

February 1, 2014

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

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

January 25, 2014

Three years ago Morgan residents Jim and Cleo Watt found themselves proprietors of something few people ever own –a cemetery. 

Three years ago Morgan residents Jim and Cleo Watt found themselves proprietors of something few people ever own –a cemetery. 

January 25, 2014

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

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

January 25, 2014

Casey Ryan Wheeler was born in Ogden, Utah, on May 24, 1977.  The son of Robyn and Stephen Wheeler and the youngest of four children, he grew up in Morgan, Utah.  He was an active child with an extreme love of sports, undeniable determination, and a charismatic sense of humor.  His athletic escapades included countless ice hockey games on the neighbor’s frozen pond with his childhood friends.  However, even as a young man, his extreme caring and generosity towards others contradicted his true age.  True to his giving nature, he served an LDS mission in London, England.

Casey Ryan Wheeler was born in Ogden, Utah, on May 24, 1977.  The son of Robyn and Stephen Wheeler and the youngest of four children, he grew up in Morgan, Utah.  He was an active child with an extreme love of sports, undeniable determination, and a charismatic sense of humor.  His athletic escapades included countless ice hockey games on the neighbor&

January 25, 2014

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

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

January 25, 2014

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

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

January 25, 2014

Becky was born in Ogden, Utah, at the old McKay-Dee Hospital on June 29.  She is the youngest of seven children (four sisters, two brothers) and was raised on a dairy farm in Henefer, Utah, where she milked cows, fed calves, rode horses, rolled and hauled bales of hay, caught poly-wogs, played with baby mice and lived outside everyday making mud pies, and playing with animals and cousins.  Her closest sister is six years older than she and there is a 20-year difference between Becky and her oldest sister.  She was an aunt two times before she was born and her nearest neighbors were five miles away.  She loved the open spaces and the hard work ethic that was instilled in her by her family and being able to grow up on a farm.

Becky was born in Ogden, Utah, at the old McKay-Dee Hospital on June 29.  She is the youngest of seven children (four sisters, two brothers) and was raised on a dairy farm in Henefer, Utah, where she milked cows, fed calves, rode horses, rolled and hauled bales of hay, caught poly-wogs, played with baby mice and lived outside everyday making mud pies, and playin

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

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

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

January 12, 2014

Albert Dickson Rich of Ogden, Utah will celebrate his 90th birthday.  

Albert Dickson Rich of Ogden, Utah will celebrate his 90th birthday.  
The event will be commemorated at an open house to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Weber State University Alumni Center located at 1235 E. 4100 So. Ogden, Utah (east of Weber State Credit Union).  

January 12, 2014

Above: Morgan’s Breanna Hurlbut (15) lays on the defense.  The girls’ basketball team dominated the game against Tooele on Tuesday night with a final score of 74-30.

Above: Morgan’s Breanna Hurlbut (15) lays on the defense.  The girls’ basketball team dominated the game against Tooele on Tuesday night with a final score of 74-30.

January 12, 2014

Although same-sex couples could have obtained a marriage license from the Morgan County clerk between Dec. 23 and the morning of Jan. 6, none did.  And because of a Supreme Court ruling Jan. 6, it is not likely to happen again until a federal appeals court can rule on whether the Utah law banning same-sex marriage violates the Constitution.

Although same-sex couples could have obtained a marriage license from the Morgan County clerk between Dec. 23 and the morning of Jan. 6, none did.  And because of a Supreme Court ruling Jan. 6, it is not likely to happen again until a federal appeals court can rule on whether the Utah law banning same-sex marriage violates the Constitution.

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

Roger Fowles was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah.  The son of a father who was a school teacher and a mother who was a professional secretary for Geneva Steel, Fowles was raised an only child and admits to being a little “spoiled.”  Fowles lived in Mount Pleasant until he was about 8 year old and then moved to Provo as his father attended Brigham Young University.  The family then settled in Springville, where Fowles lived until he graduated from Springville High School.  

Roger Fowles was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah.  The son of a father who was a school teacher and a mother who was a professional secretary for Geneva Steel, Fowles was raised an only child and admits to being a little “spoiled.”  Fowles lived in Mount Pleasant until he was about 8 year old and then moved to Provo as his father attended Brigham Y

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

On Dec. 16 the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting to honor a modern pioneer, who is still living, and to install new officers for 2014.

On Dec. 16 the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting to honor a modern pioneer, who is still living, and to install new officers for 2014.

January 12, 2014

After starting the season on a five-game losing streak, the Trojan basketball team have found their way as they placed second place in the Riverton Holiday Tournament held at Riverton High School. 

After starting the season on a five-game losing streak, the Trojan basketball team have found their way as they placed second place in the Riverton Holiday Tournament held at Riverton High School. 

January 12, 2014

Susanna Lyon, daughter of Steve and Sylvia Lyon of Morgan, and Daniel Quick, son of Gary and Rebecca Quick of Spokane, will be married on Friday, Dec. 27 in the Bountiful temple. Please feel welcome to join us between 6 – 8 p.m. at the Morgan Rock Church. The couple will live in Provo where they both attend BYU.

Susanna Lyon, daughter of Steve and Sylvia Lyon of Morgan, and Daniel Quick, son of Gary and Rebecca Quick of Spokane, will be married on Friday, Dec. 27 in the Bountiful temple. Please feel welcome to join us between 6 – 8 p.m. at the Morgan Rock Church. The couple will live in Provo where they both attend BYU.

January 12, 2014

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

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

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

Gerald and Georgia Mikesell celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home in Porterville, Utah, with their family.  They were married Nov. 18, 1953, in Morgan, Utah.  Later their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS temple on June 2, 1965.

Gerald and Georgia Mikesell celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home in Porterville, Utah, with their family.  They were married Nov. 18, 1953, in Morgan, Utah.  Later their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS temple on June 2, 1965.

December 28, 2013

Caleb Bennett spent the better part of Monday along Interstate 15, making that magical seven-hour drive from his home in Morgan to Las Vegas.

By Ted Harbin
Caleb Bennett spent the better part of Monday along Interstate 15, making that magical seven-hour drive from his home in Morgan to Las Vegas.

December 28, 2013

How focused is bareback rider Caleb Bennett?

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December 28, 2013

The Morgan County Council is interested enough in a proposal to restore and enhance the Weber River through the county that they agreed to prioritize a design study.

The Morgan County Council is interested enough in a proposal to restore and enhance the Weber River through the county that they agreed to prioritize a design study.

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

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December 28, 2013

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car accident involving four juveniles and a Morgan County deputy at State Street and 100 South in Morgan City at 9 p.m. Monday.

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car accident involving four juveniles and a Morgan County deputy at State Street and 100 South in Morgan City at 9 p.m. Monday.

December 28, 2013

Saturday, Nov. 9, the Morgan MTB Race Team traveled to the revered mountain bike destination of Moab to compete in this year’s Utah High School Cycling League State Championships.  The Morgan team fielded 21 racers to compete in what turned out to be an incredible finish to an already fantastic season.

Saturday, Nov. 9, the Morgan MTB Race Team traveled to the revered mountain bike destination of Moab to compete in this year’s Utah High School Cycling League State Championships.  The Morgan team fielded 21 racers to compete in what turned out to be an incredible finish to an already fantastic season.

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

John Jack Draper, United States Marine, and resident of Morgan recently passed away joining the ranks of the many heroes President Ronald Reagan classified as the “Greatest Generation,” whose ranks are diminishing at a rapid rate. 

Part one of a two part series
John Jack Draper, United States Marine, and resident of Morgan recently passed away joining the ranks of the many heroes President Ronald Reagan classified as the “Greatest Generation,” whose ranks are diminishing at a rapid rate. 

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 23, 2013

Morgan County offices were closed Friday when a federal judge ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage had been overturned. But Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris was watching the news with the rest of the state.

Morgan County offices were closed Friday when U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that the 2004 Utah State Constitutional amendment defining marriage as only a legal union between a man and a woman was unconstitutional. He ruled that the amendment violates due process and equal protection under the fourteenth amendment. Salt Lake County immediately began issuing licenses.

November 28, 2013

Among some of our community members we do not see the kind of patriotism that once brought us all to our feet as we listen to the national anthem or recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  There are debates as to whether we should remove the words “under God” from the pledge.  Service in our military has become more of a job rather than a solemn duty of patriots.  Such were the thoughts of many who attended the Sons of the Utah Pioneers’ monthly meeting held on Oct. 21.

Among some of our community members we do not see the kind of patriotism that once brought us all to our feet as we listen to the national anthem or recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  There are debates as to wheth

November 28, 2013

The Morgan County School District was one of three Utah schools named to the fourth annual AP District Honor Roll.  The College Board recognizes districts that simultaneously increased access to Advanced Placement courses while maintaining or increasing the number of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP tests.

The Morgan County School District was one of three Utah schools named to the fourth annual AP District Honor Roll.  The College Board recognizes districts that simultaneously increased access to Advanced Placement courses while maintaining or increasing the number of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP tests.

November 28, 2013

Morgan Elementary School was recently recognized as a recipient of the 2013 Utah High Performing Title I Schools Recognition.  The Utah State Office of Education recognized Morgan Elementary as a Utah Title I school that is able to demonstrate high levels of student achievement. 

Morgan Elementary School was recently recognized as a recipient of the 2013 Utah High Performing Title I Schools Recognition.  The Utah State Office of Education recognized Morgan Elementary as a Utah Title I school that is able to demonstrate high levels of student achievement. 

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

Thursday, Oct. 17, Interstate 84 at Mile Marker 108 was closed after a double tanker fuel truck burst into flames.  According to the Utah High Patrol, the west-bound tanker rolled Thursday morning.  Its rear tank rolled and caught fire, while the front tanker and cab remained unturned.  While emergency crews supervised, the rear tanker’s fuel was allowed to completely burn off.  Speed may have been a factor in the accident, according to the UHP.  No major injuries related to the accident were reported, but both west and east bound lanes were closed for hours.

Thursday, Oct.

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

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

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

November 9, 2013

At the State Board of Education meeting, Friday, Oct. 4, Mountain Green resident Lydia Nuttall was honored with an achievement spotlight and awarded a Certificate of Excellence for exemplary service and dedication in improving education for Utah students.

At the State Board of Education meeting, Friday, Oct. 4, Mountain Green resident Lydia Nuttall was honored with an achievement spotlight and awarded a Certificate of Excellence for exemplary service and dedication in improving education for Utah students.

October 19, 2013

“It felt like something unfinished was completed,” Marilyn Bambrough said of recently graduating from Utah State University. 

“It felt like something unfinished was completed,” Marilyn Bambrough said of recently graduating from Utah State University. 

October 19, 2013

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

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

October 19, 2013

Morgan FFA students participated at Snow College field day in judging contests on Oct. 8. This was the first contest of the 2013-2014 school year.

By Hanna Giles
FFA Chapter Reporter
Morgan FFA students participated at Snow College field day in judging contests on Oct. 8. This was the first contest of the 2013-2014 school year.

October 19, 2013

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

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

October 19, 2013

Applications for 2014 sportsman permits accepted soon

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

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

Breanna M. Hurlbut grew up in western Oklahoma and moved to Utah in July 2009, prior to her eighth grade year. It was during that year that she was introduced to volleyball.  In 2011, she and her family moved to Morgan, where she made the high school volleyball team. She now loves the game, her team and her coaches! A three-sport athlete, Brea also loves basketball and track, and will seek to give 100 percent into being an integral part of her teams’ competing for state titles this year.  

October 14, 2013

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their second race of the season on the Round Valley trails in Park City.  Sixteen team members braved cold and muddy conditions to race in the second race of the season in the Utah High School Cycling League series.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their second race of the season on the Round Valley trails in Park City.  Sixteen team members braved cold and muddy conditions to race in the second race of the season in the Utah High School Cycling League series.

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

Chris Carrigan was born in Provo, Utah, while her father was attending Brigham Young University.  She has four sisters and one brother.  She spent most of her early years in St. Louis, Missouri.  She went to kindergarten in a two-level old rickety school that reminded her of Ogden High School.  She wore a red dot every day on her collar because when she was in first grade, she was hit by a car when walking home from school.  

Chris Carrigan was born in Provo, Utah, while her father was attending Brigham Young University.  She has four sisters and one brother.  She spent most of her early years in St.

October 14, 2013

Ellen Thunberg sat on her school bus in Stockholm, Sweden, a bit dismayed at the monotony of her life.  She was bored with school and wondered if she was going to have to continue with her mundane schedule.  As she pondered on her lackluster situation, Thunberg’s friend presented an idea she had never before contemplated:  she suggested they become foreign exchange students!  Fast forward through the paperwork, selection process and waiting, and Thunberg found herself on the other side of the world on an adventure right here in Morgan, Utah, while her friend stays with a family in Chicago, Illinois!

Ellen Thunberg sat on her school bus in Stockholm, Sweden, a bit dismayed at the monotony of her life.  She was bored with school and wondered if she was going to have to continue with her mundane schedule.  As she pondered on her lackluster situation, Thunberg’s friend presented an idea she had never before contemplated:  she suggested they beco

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

As the Morgan County School District takes time to investigate the pros and cons of the four-day school week, they may be able to learn from other Utah schools have tried it.

As the Morgan County School District takes time to investigate the pros and cons of the four-day school week, they may be able to learn from other Utah schools have tried it.

October 14, 2013

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

Oct. 12      Dead Horse Point State Park - Moab
 
October 14, 2013

Chelsea Johnston and Michael Eddy will be married on Friday, Sept 27, 2013, in the Brigham City LDS Temple.

Chelsea Johnston and Michael Eddy will be married on Friday, Sept 27, 2013, in the Brigham City LDS Temple.
Chelsea is the daughter of Kimber and Bruce Hunt of Syracuse, and Doug Johnston of Ogden.

October 8, 2013

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

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October 8, 2013

Sister Katie Seely has been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. Sister Seely will speak in the Mountain Green Ward (5378 West Old Highway Road, Mountain Green, Utah) at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, Sept 22, 2013. She will report to the Provo MTC on the following Wednesday, Sept 25, 2013, and will serve for 18 months.

Sister Katie Seely has been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. Sister Seely will speak in the Mountain Green Ward (5378 West Old Highway Road, Mountain Green, Utah) at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, Sept 22, 2013.

October 8, 2013

 “This was our busiest opening we’ve ever had,” said Blane Smith, owner of the Morgan Pretzelmaker location as well as 16 others throughout Utah and surrounding states.   This is Smith’s first Pretzelmaker outside of a mall and the first in a small town, which brings a lot of unknown possibilities and excitement. 

 “This was our busiest opening we’ve ever had,” said Blane Smith, owner of the Morgan Pretzelmaker location as well as 16 others throughout Utah and surrounding states.   This is Smith’s first Pretzelmaker outside of a mall and the first in a small town, which brings a lot of unknown possibilities and excitement. 

October 8, 2013

The MorganMTB Race Team opened their season with an impressive showing last Saturday. Twenty-four students from Morgan High joined over 600 other students from around the state in the first race of the Utah High School Cycling League 2013 race series.  

The MorganMTB Race Team opened their season with an impressive showing last Saturday. Twenty-four students from Morgan High joined over 600 other students from around the state in the first race of the Utah High School Cycling League 2013 race series.  

October 8, 2013

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

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

October 8, 2013

Jack Lassetter and Lisa Lassetter are delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter Martha Elaine Lassetter to Lorum Rich Heiner, son of Steven and Brenda Heiner of Morgan. The couple will be married Sept. 27, 2013, in the Bountiful Temple. There will be a celebration held in their honor that evening at The Castle in Layton, Utah from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Jack Lassetter and Lisa Lassetter are delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter Martha Elaine Lassetter to Lorum Rich Heiner, son of Steven and Brenda Heiner of Morgan. The couple will be married Sept. 27, 2013, in the Bountiful Temple.

October 8, 2013

Larry and Cathi Raye Olsen of Syracuse announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Aubrey Lynn Olsen to Dane Craig Carter. He is the son of Craig and Lisa Carter of Morgan. 

Larry and Cathi Raye Olsen of Syracuse announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Aubrey Lynn Olsen to Dane Craig Carter. He is the son of Craig and Lisa Carter of Morgan. 

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

Local attorney allowed to continue practicing law, Local attorney allowed to continue practicing law, Markham jailed for aggravated assault

Local attorney allowed to continue practicing law

October 5, 2013

As the Morgan County School District goes through the arduous process of tackling their budgetary woes, boardmembers and many in the community tried to come up with solutions.  The idea for changing to a four-day school week was briefly discussed.

As the Morgan County School District goes through the arduous process of tackling their budgetary woes, boardmembers and many in the community tried to come up with solutions.  The idea for changing to a four-day school week was briefly discussed.

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

Morgan County Search & Rescue members were recently invited by Wasatch County Search & Rescue to participate in a joint training exercise involving water rescue and recovery.  This training was conducted at Soldier Creek Reservoir and involved both the Wasatch County dive boat and their new Sonar equipped boat.  Also involved were dog teams from Great Basin K9 Search & Rescue that are utilized not only on land for searches, but are also capable of using their skills on water rescues.  

Morgan County Search & Rescue members were recently invited by Wasatch County Search & Rescue to participate in a joint training exercise involving water rescue and recovery.  This training was conducted at Soldier Creek Reservoir and involved both the Wasatch County dive boat and their new Sonar equipped boat.  Also involved were dog teams from Gre

October 5, 2013

On Wednesday, Aug. 18, Morgan hosted Glenn J Kimber for a community question-and-answer period to learn about a new school that will soon be moving to Morgan City.  In attendance were Morgan Mayor Jim Egbert, Councilwoman Shelly Betz, Councilman Ray Little, as well as residents interested in learning more about the history and curriculum of this private education center that will soon be offering what is being considered a God- and country-centered educational alternative to the parents of Morgan county and surrounding areas. 

Contributed by John and Angela Hubbell

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

We are pleased to announce the wedding of Octavia Marie Barlow, daughter of Eric and Angie Barlow of Syracuse, Utah, to Broc Rockwell Farris, son of Jann and Wendy Farris. 

We are pleased to announce the wedding of Octavia Marie Barlow, daughter of Eric and Angie Barlow of Syracuse, Utah, to Broc Rockwell Farris, son of Jann and Wendy Farris. 

October 5, 2013

Brent & Cindy Clark are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Andrea, to Levi Gardner, son of Phillip & RayeLynn Gardner.  The couple will be married on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple.  

Brent & Cindy Clark are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Andrea, to Levi Gardner, son of Phillip & RayeLynn Gardner.  The couple will be married on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple.  

October 5, 2013

Berkyn and Cooper are excited to announce the marriage of their mother Jenifer Brook Hogge Adams to Troy Kent Kolan.  The couple was married Aug. 15 at sunset on the shore of Bear Lake.  After the ceremony, in their wedding attire, they mounted long boards and paddled out onto the lake.  

Berkyn and Cooper are excited to announce the marriage of their mother Jenifer Brook Hogge Adams to Troy Kent Kolan.  The couple was married Aug. 15 at sunset on the shore of Bear Lake.  After the ceremony, in their wedding attire, they mounted long boards and paddled out onto the lake.  

October 5, 2013

Dr. Richard and Kerri Macdonald are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Haley to Tysen Merrill Johnson, son of Merrill and Wynette Johnson. 

Dr. Richard and Kerri Macdonald are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Haley to Tysen Merrill Johnson, son of Merrill and Wynette Johnson. 

October 5, 2013

Danielle Kay and Tyson Dearden were sealed in the Bountiful, Utah LDS Temple on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.   That evening they enjoyed a beautiful garden reception with family and friends at the bride’s parents’ home.

Danielle Kay and Tyson Dearden were sealed in the Bountiful, Utah LDS Temple on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.   That evening they enjoyed a beautiful garden reception with family and friends at the bride’s parents’ home.

October 5, 2013

Ray and Vickie Carter are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kyla Marie, to Andrew Scott, son of Randy and Nancy Mikesell, for all time and eternity in the Bountiful Temple. 

Ray and Vickie Carter are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kyla Marie, to Andrew Scott, son of Randy and Nancy Mikesell, for all time and eternity in the Bountiful Temple. 

October 5, 2013

Tiffany Olson and Jacob William Ure will unite in marriage in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A reception will be held in their honor Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Snowbasin Resort from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tiffany Olson and Jacob William Ure will unite in marriage in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A reception will be held in their honor Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Snowbasin Resort from 6 to 8 p.m.

October 5, 2013

Mark and Dantzel Wall of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Danielle Joyce Wall, to Brennan Fitzgerald Hand, son of Haywood and Kimberly Hand of Buena Vista, Virginia.  The couple was married in Sweet Briar, Virginia, on Aug. 31.  A reception will be held in their honor Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the backyard of the bride’s parents, 4265 S. Highway 66, Porterville, Utah.  A barn dance will follow from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Wall’s Red Barn.  In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held at the Workman Residence at Tifie Ranch, 6100 S. Highway 66, Porterville, Utah.  In case of oversight, please join us in the celebration.

Mark and Dantzel Wall of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Danielle Joyce Wall, to Brennan Fitzgerald Hand, son of Haywood and Kimberly Hand of Buena Vista, Virginia.  The couple was married in Sweet Briar, Virginia, on Aug. 31.  A reception will be held in their honor Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

September 1, 2013

JoAnn Lovell Smith of Mountain Green, Utah, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Aug. 9 with a Brigham City Temple excursion and dinner at Maddox with her children and their spouses. There will also be an open house on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Highlands meeting house located at 5378 W. Old Hwy Road.  Friends and family are invited to attend. (No gifts, please.)

JoAnn Lovell Smith of Mountain Green, Utah, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Aug. 9 with a Brigham City Temple excursion and dinner at Maddox with her children and their spouses. There will also be an open house on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Highlands meeting house located at 5378 W.

August 21, 2013

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

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

August 21, 2013

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

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

August 21, 2013

The Morgan County Council, Wasatch Front Regional Council and the Utah Transit Authority will be seeking public comment on transportation options in Morgan County.  Some options would require an increase in sales tax.

The Morgan County Council, Wasatch Front Regional Council and the Utah Transit Authority will be seeking public comment on transportation options in Morgan County.  Some options would require an increase in sales tax.

August 21, 2013

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

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

August 3, 2013

Since annual biking and running events such as Ragnar and the Tour de Utah are creating a huge impact on Morgan County residents, some Morgan County Council members are asking for more control of the mass gatherings.

Since annual biking and running events such as Ragnar and the Tour de Utah are creating a huge impact on Morgan County residents, some Morgan County Council members are asking for more control of the mass gatherings.<

August 3, 2013

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

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

August 3, 2013

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

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

August 3, 2013

During the time that George F. Rhodes was bishop of the Milton Ward, the Morgan Utah Stake was granted permission on Jan. 19, 1959, to build a new ward building in Milton.  Ward members were asked to contribute one-half of the cost of the building and labor to supplement the labor supplied by building missionaries.

During the time that George F. Rhodes was bishop of the Milton Ward, the Morgan Utah Stake was granted permission on Jan.

August 3, 2013

Bill and Gaylene Bateman of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Allison Jayne to Ryan Winn, son of James and Shelly(Anderson) Winn of Rexburg, Idaho. 

Bill and Gaylene Bateman of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Allison Jayne to Ryan Winn, son of James and Shelly(Anderson) Winn of Rexburg, Idaho. 

August 2, 2013

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

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

July 24, 2013

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

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

July 24, 2013

As we approach Pioneer Day, many people reflect on the ancestors who brought them to where they are today.  Bonnie Williams Brown said, “We are all a product of our heritage. Our ancestors practiced faith and endurance so that we could raise our families in this beautiful place.”

As we approach Pioneer Day, many people reflect on the ancestors who brought them to where they are today.  Bonnie Williams Brown said, “We are all a product of our heritage.

July 24, 2013

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

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

July 24, 2013

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

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

July 24, 2013

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

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

July 24, 2013

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

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

July 8, 2013

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

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

July 8, 2013

In March, Aspen MacArthur and Krista Sorensen and their families traveled to St. George, Utah, to compete in the Dixie at the Spectacular Clogging Competition.  Krista won first place in advanced and Aspen won state champion in the Jr. Pro division.  Both girls competed in a cappella, which is judged solely on sound.  

In March, Aspen MacArthur and Krista Sorensen and their families traveled to St. George, Utah, to compete in the Dixie at the Spectacular Clogging Competition.  Krista won first place in advanced and Aspen won state champion in the Jr. Pro division.  Both girls competed in a cappella, which is judged solely on sound.  

July 8, 2013

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

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

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

A group of high school girls from Morgan recently captured the Utah State Summer Games tournament champs title.

By Shayla Hurlbut
A group of high school girls from Morgan recently captured the Utah State Summer Games tournament champs title.
Their tenacious defense coupled with sharp shooting from the field led them to the state title over Cedar City 47-33. 

July 8, 2013

Many people flock to Morgan County for its abundance of recreational opportunities. Activities such as boating, fishing, rafting, hiking, snowmobiling, hunting, bike riding and more are readily enjoyed throughout the county. Whether it is a family outing, a weekend camping with friends, or a solo retreat, residents and visitors alike are able to make great memories and find pure enjoyment. 

Many people flock to Morgan County for its abundance of recreational opportunities. Activities such as boating, fishing, rafting, hiking, snowmobiling, hunting, bike riding and more are readily enjoyed throughout the county.

July 8, 2013

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 16 to June 22 with a total of 158 calls

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 16 to June 22 with a total of 158 calls
Assistance: Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Porterville;
Medical: East Canyon, EB I-84, Morgan City, Mtn Green;

July 8, 2013

As the tragic news of the Tornado that recently hit Oklahoma spread across the nation, hearts were wrenched.  A desire to help those affected has touched the hearts of the children of the Morgan Utah Stake.  

As the tragic news of the Tornado that recently hit Oklahoma spread across the nation, hearts were wrenched.  A desire to help those affected has touched the hearts of the children of the Morgan Utah Stake.  

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.

June 18, 2013

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

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

June 17, 2013

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

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

June 17, 2013

Kassie Nagel went undefeated all year long in shot put and discus in every track meet that she participated in Utah.  

By Chania Nagel
Kassie Nagel went undefeated all year long in shot put and discus in every track meet that she participated in Utah.  

June 17, 2013

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

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

June 17, 2013

SFC Daniel Merz Glick is retiring from the United States Army after 20 years of active duty service.

SFC Daniel Merz Glick is retiring from the United States Army after 20 years of active duty service.

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 17, 2013

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

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

June 17, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  This Monday, June 3, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans.  

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  This Monday, June 3, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans.  

June 7, 2013

I will be voting NO for Morgan County School District voted local levy and this is why:  

Dear Editor:
I will be voting NO for Morgan County School District voted local levy and this is why:  

June 7, 2013

The Agriculture Science Department has been busy this spring!  If you have driven past Morgan Elementary School you may have noticed some new benches and ground cover in the far corner of the elementary playground. 

The Agriculture Science Department has been busy this spring!  If you have driven past Morgan Elementary School you may have noticed some new benches and ground cover in the far corner of the elementary playground. 

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

Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 19 - 25, with a total of 179 calls

Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 19 - 25, with a total of 179 calls
Assistance: East Canyon, (7)Morgan City, Porterville, Taggart;
Medical: (2)Morgan  City, Peterson;

June 7, 2013

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting on May 19 with 45  members in attendance.  

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting on May 19 with 45  members in attendance.  

June 7, 2013

Anticipation grew dribble by dribble as the crowd at the Morgan Middle School grew on Monday, June 3.  The group came to see celebrated Utah Jazz player Jeremy Evans.   

Anticipation grew dribble by dribble as the crowd at the Morgan Middle School grew on Monday, June 3.  The group came to see celebrated Utah Jazz player Jeremy Evans.   

June 6, 2013

Having spent 13 years as the superintendent of schools in Morgan County, I understand the pressing need for additional revenues that the school district is currently experiencing.  Morgan is consistently in the bottom 25 percent of Utah school districts when it comes to expenditures and revenues per student.  Last school year, the district ranked 34th out of 41 when considering all expenditures as well as the daily operations budget.  With the exception of Juab School District, all other district with less money per student were much larger than Morgan (Alpine, Box Elder, Davis, Jordan, Nebo) and thus enjoy the advantages provided by the economy of scales.

Dear Editor:

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

A little over six months ago David and Michelle were anxiously fundraising for their young son, Austin, to receive cochlear implants.  Morgan was plastered with the battle cry “Audible Ears for Austin.”  Neighbors, friends and strangers joined in the effort to raise money for the costly surgery. 

A little over six months ago David and Michelle were anxiously fundraising for their young son, Austin, to receive cochlear implants.  Morgan was plastered with the battle cry “Audible Ears for Austin.”  Neighbors, friends and strangers joined in the effort to raise money for the costly surgery. 

June 6, 2013

Bailey Janelle Lubeck, daughter of Bill and Leslie Lubeck, has been called to serve in the China Hong Kong Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Bailey Janelle Lubeck, daughter of Bill and Leslie Lubeck, has been called to serve in the China Hong Kong Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
She will enter the Provo Utah MTC June 5, 2013.

June 6, 2013

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across Utah and the country for the 2013 national Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement mobilization, May 20 to June 2. 

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across Utah and the country for the 2013 national Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement mobilization, May 20 to June 2. 

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

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls

reports the following activity for May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls
 
Assistance: (2)Morgan City;

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

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

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

June 5, 2013

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

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

June 4, 2013

Dear Editor:
Having spent 13 years as the superintendent of schools in Morgan County, I understand the pressing need for additional revenues that the school district is currently experiencing.  Morgan is consistently in the bottom 25 percent of Utah school districts when it comes to expenditures and revenues per student.  Last school year, the district ranked 34th out of 41 when considering all expenditures as well as the daily operations budget.  With the exception of Juab School District, all other district with less money per student were much larger than Morgan (Alpine, Box Elder, Davis, Jordan, Nebo) and thus enjoy the advantages provided by the economy of scales.

Dear Editor:

June 4, 2013

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

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

June 4, 2013

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 4, 2013

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office 
reports the following activity for
May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office 
reports the following activity for
May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls
 
Assistance: (2)Morgan City;

June 3, 2013

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

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

June 3, 2013

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

I’m voting in favor of the Voted Local Levy for Morgan County on June 25. The levy is a tax that will generate funds to benefit students who are educated by Morgan School District.

I’m voting in favor of the Voted Local Levy for Morgan County on June 25. The levy is a tax that will generate funds to benefit students who are educated by Morgan School District.

June 3, 2013

Megan Barney, of Milton, has worked as a nurse anesthetist for eight years at Davis Hospital.  She works with several doctors who have organized many service trips to Guatemala through the organization Utah Medical Outreach.  

Megan Barney, of Milton, has worked as a nurse anesthetist for eight years at Davis Hospital.  She works with several doctors who have organized many service trips to Guatemala through the organization Utah Medical Outreach.  

June 3, 2013

Jill Smalley and Skyler Hardman are happy to announce their marriage on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the Manti Utah LDS Temple. 

Jill Smalley and Skyler Hardman are happy to announce their marriage on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the Manti Utah LDS Temple. 
Jill is the daughter of Scott and Wendy Smalley of Mountain Green, Skyler is the son of Bryan and Dana Hardman of Pleasant Grove. 

May 11, 2013

The Morgan High School soccer team wrapped up their region play in a game against Tooele on April 25. 

The Morgan High School soccer team wrapped up their region play in a game against Tooele on April 25. 

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

Ken Hicks was honored as the Morgan County recipient of the 2013 Utah Silver Bowl Award at a ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel in Provo, Utah, on April l6. A luncheon was given in honor of volunteers throughout the state featuring Bob Evans of Fox 13 News as master of ceremonies.  Remarks were offered by Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell and LaDawn Stoddard of the Utah Commission on Volunteers.

Ken Hicks was honored as the Morgan County recipient of the 2013 Utah Silver Bowl Award at a ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel in Provo, Utah, on April l6.

April 29, 2013

The Northeastern Utah Region Sterling Scholars competition was held Monday, April 15, 2013, at Wasatch High School in Heber City.  This region consists of students from Altamont, Duchesne, Dugway, Grantsville, Morgan, North Summit, Park City, Rich, South Summit, Tabiona, Uintah, Union, Wasatch and Wendover high schools.

The Northeastern Utah Region Sterling Scholars competition was held Monday, April 15, 2013, at Wasatch High School in Heber City.  This region consists of students from Altamont, Duchesne, Dugway, Grantsville, Morgan, North Summit, Park City, Rich, South Summit, Tabiona, Uintah, Union, Wasatch and Wendover high schools.

April 20, 2013

 
Cheridyn Prochnow, daughter of Brian and Cheryl Prochnow, has been chosen as Morgan High School’s General Sterling Scholar.  Cheridyn has contributed to the high school by participating in choir, FBLA, DECA, and Academic Olympiad.  She has been a member of the Troyette Drill Team and the cheer squad, currently holding the position of Cheer Team Co-Captain, and has served as Freshman Class Vice President and the Interact Service Club Public Relations officer.  Her favorite class in high school has been chemistry because it has so many real-life applications.  She loves participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, running, and four-wheeling; doing jigsaw puzzles; people watching; and doing unexpected things.  She is proud of being voted “the person you want to be stranded on an island with”.  Cheridyn’s most memorable high school experience was, without a doubt, skydiving!  Cheridyn will be attending Utah State University and majoring in biological engineering. 

Cheridyn Prochnow ~ General
 

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

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

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

April 20, 2013

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

The Morgan County School District announced its selection for its next superintendent of schools.

The Morgan County School District announced its selection for its next superintendent of schools. 
Dr. Doug Jacobs from Kanab will take over as Morgan’s new superintendent July 1.  Ken Adams will step down as superintendent June 30.

April 20, 2013

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

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

April 20, 2013

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

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

April 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 17, 2013

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

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

April 17, 2013

Westbound lanes on Interstate 84 were closed Tuesday when a semitruck carrying solar panels rolled over.

Westbound lanes on Interstate 84 were closed Tuesday when a semitruck carrying solar panels rolled over.  The accident occurred at 3:05 p.m.

April 17, 2013

Two neighboring schools, located in neighboring counties, honored their 2013 Sterling Scholars on March 21.  The students met at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn, upon invitation on behalf of Holcim Cement Plant.  

Two neighboring schools, located in neighboring counties, honored their 2013 Sterling Scholars on March 21.  The students met at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn, upon invitation on behalf of Holcim Cement Plant.  

April 15, 2013

Taylor Preslar, son of Mark and Vinda Preslar, is Morgan High School’s Business Sterling Scholar.  Preslar has been involved as a member of Academic Olympiad, Academic Decathlon and the debate team.  He has also served in leadership positions including National Honor Society vice president, debate president, FBLA officer, Valley United soccer captain and cross country team captain.  Last year he attended Boys’ State, a camp that involves students in simulated government processes.  

Taylor Preslar, son of Mark and Vinda Preslar, is Morgan High School’s Business Sterling Scholar.  Preslar has been involved as a member of Academic Olympiad, Academic Decathlon and the debate team.  He has also served in leadership positions including National Honor Society vice president, debate president, FBLA officer, Valley United soccer captain

April 15, 2013

“It’s all about family” is a fitting motto for the Skinner household. Joey and Lisa Skinner have been blessed with four wonderful children:  Shantelle (married to husband Nate), Colby (currently serving a mission in Mexico), Cameron (a high school senior), and Tucker (eighth grade). A new highlight in the Skinner family has been the addition of Shantelle and Nate’s baby girl, Brielle. Joey and Lisa love their new role as grandparents. 

“It’s all about family” is a fitting motto for the Skinner household. Joey and Lisa Skinner have been blessed with four wonderful children:  Shantelle (married to husband Nate), Colby (currently serving a mission in Mexico), Cameron (a high school senior), and Tucker (eighth grade).

April 15, 2013

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 17-23, with a total of 147 calls

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 17-23, with a total of 147 calls
Assistance: (5)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Peterson;
Medical: Croydon, Morgan City;

April 15, 2013

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

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

April 15, 2013

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

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

April 12, 2013

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

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

April 3, 2013

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

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

April 2, 2013

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

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

March 25, 2013

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

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

March 25, 2013

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

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

March 15, 2013

Jay and Bonnie Jeffery are happy to announce their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Friday, March 13, 1953, in the Manti temple. Bonnie was reared in Provo and Jay in Delta.  

Jay and Bonnie Jeffery are happy to announce their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Friday, March 13, 1953, in the Manti temple. Bonnie was reared in Provo and Jay in Delta.  

March 15, 2013

 
Hardly a day goes by now that Mountain Green Elementary School does not receive a call from interested parents who want to check out our school system.  They are interested in buying homes in this area or wanting to build in our beautiful county. Working within such a wonderful school with tremendous parent support, great teachers and, most of all, terrific children, it is not hard to give them a stellar report of our school. 

Hardly a day goes by now that Mountain Green Elementary School does not receive a call from interested parents who want to check out our school system.  They are interested in buying homes in this area or wanting to build in our beautiful county.

March 15, 2013

On April 8, the testing window will open in Morgan School District for your children to take the Utah mandated computer based Criterion Referenced Tests (CRT). The testing window will end on Friday, May 10. The week of May 13-17 will be used to allow students to take the test that they may have missed taking during the regular testing window.

On April 8, the testing window will open in Morgan School District for your children to take the Utah mandated computer based Criterion Referenced Tests (CRT). The testing window will end on Friday, May 10. The week of May 13-17 will be used to allow students to take the test that they may have missed taking during the regular testing window.

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

Morgan High wrestling alumni Josh Wilson is making the Trojans proud, as well as his current Utah Valley University Wolverines.  

Morgan High wrestling alumni Josh Wilson is making the Trojans proud, as well as his current Utah Valley University Wolverines.  
After winning the Western Wrestling Conference (WWC) Championship, Wilson will be competing at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.  

March 15, 2013

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

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

March 15, 2013

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

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

March 3, 2013

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

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

March 3, 2013

The guest speaker for the February meeting of the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers was Darrell Turner.  

The guest speaker for the February meeting of the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers was Darrell Turner.  

March 3, 2013

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 17-23, with a total of 115 calls

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 17-23, with a total of 115 calls
Assistance: Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green;
Medical: (2)Morgan City, Stoddard;

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

It would be hard to keep up with the Joneses—at least all that they have done in a short time. Dr. Kip and Heidi Jones live in Monte Verde, Mountain Green.  Kip is a dentist in Layton and Heidi is a stay-at-home mom to their four girls.  Both are natives of Utah, but they traveled a great deal in the early years of marriage before they returned home to Utah again. The Jones have lived in Morgan County the past six and a half years.

It would be hard to keep up with the Joneses—at least all that they have done in a short time. Dr.

February 28, 2013

Nearly 60 years after serving our country, Morgan resident Lewis Frongner was presented with medals for his bravery and service during World War II.  

Nearly 60 years after serving our country, Morgan resident Lewis Frongner was presented with medals for his bravery and service during World War II.  

February 23, 2013

Morgan County School Board recently received honors for achieving 100 percent participation in the Utah School Boards Association’s Master Boards Award program.

Morgan County School Board recently received honors for achieving 100 percent participation in the Utah School Boards Association’s Master Boards Award program.
All five school boards members as well as Superintendent Ken Adams and Business Administrator D’Lynn Poll participated in the first level of the program, which was tracked online.

February 23, 2013

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

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

February 21, 2013

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

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

February 16, 2013

Seventeen years ago a teaching job brought Doug and Jane Curfew to Morgan. Since then, they have had the opportunity to serve many Morgan children. Doug, a fifth grade teacher at Morgan Elementary, plays a very influential role in the lives of these young children as they begin to make the transition from elementary to middle school. He really enjoys the students he teaches and they in turn enjoy him. The students especially enjoy Doug’s love of ‘80s music as they get to partake of it in the classroom.

Seventeen years ago a teaching job brought Doug and Jane Curfew to Morgan. Since then, they have had the opportunity to serve many Morgan children. Doug, a fifth grade teacher at Morgan Elementary, plays a very influential role in the lives of these young children as they begin to make the transition from elementary to middle school.

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

On Nov. 30, 2012, the Morgan Middle School eighth grade class had their 10th annual TRAX Adventure. In preparation for the excursion, the eighth grade class studied how Salt Lake City is planned on a coordinate grid with Temple Square being the origin of the coordinate plane.  Students also studied how to read a schedule and how a mass transit train system map works.  They learned that you board a train showing the final station of a particular line and, of course, board a train going the right direction.  Students also studied distance, rate, and time as a preparation tool.

On Nov. 30, 2012, the Morgan Middle School eighth grade class had their 10th annual TRAX Adventure.

February 16, 2013

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

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

February 16, 2013

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

On January 12, 2013, John Henry Wilkinson picked up his lunch pail for the last time in his 87 years of mortality to go home to be with his Heavenly Father, as well as family and friends who have been patiently waiting for him to finish his work on earth.  On March 4, 1925, John was the seventh of 10 children to be born to John and Alice Wilkinson.  While Farmington, Utah, was his birthplace, John moved shortly after his arrival with his family to Peterson, Utah, to Rosehill Cottage, where his parents dedicated themselves to raising bountiful crops and good children.

 

February 16, 2013

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

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

February 16, 2013

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

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

February 16, 2013

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

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

February 16, 2013

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.

February 16, 2013

The 100% for Kids Credit Union Education Foundation awarded Utah schools with over $58,000 in grants last year.

The 100% for Kids Credit Union Education Foundation awarded Utah schools with over $58,000 in grants last year.
Twenty-one districts and 36 schools all received funding for various projects. The foundation has funded everything from motivational speakers to greenhouses.

January 23, 2013
Davis County Attorney’s Office declines to prosecute

The Morgan County police officer involved in a Davis County shooting Nov. 25 has been identified.  While the Davis County Attorney’s Office says Morgan Sherriff’s Sgt. Daniel Scott Peay’s use of force was “not justified” by Utah law, Davis County Attorney Troy S. Rawlings declined to prosecute Peay.
In a two-page memo to Morgan County Sheriff Blaine Breshears, Rawlings said Peay’s use of deadly force “does not squarely fit with the letter, scope and intent” of Utah law.  However, Rawlings said a jury would likely not find Peay guilty of a crime.
“We believe a unanimous jury would not convict Sergeant Peay of a crime when presented with all of the evidence,” Rawlings said in the memo. 

The Morgan County police officer involved in a Davis County shooting Nov. 25 has been identified.  While the Davis County Attorney’s Office says Morgan Sherriff’s Sgt. Daniel Scott Peay’s use of force was “not justified” by Utah law, Davis County Attorney Troy S. Rawlings declined to prosecute Peay.

January 5, 2013

Frank Martin Anderson and Lois Dickson Anderson were married 60 years ago on 10 December 1952. They plan a celebration at a later date.

Frank Martin Anderson and Lois Dickson Anderson were married 60 years ago on 10 December 1952. They plan a celebration at a later date.

January 5, 2013

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

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

January 4, 2013

Over the last several months, residents of Morgan County have become increasingly interested in concealed weapons permits.  Months before the recent rampage in Connecticut and other terrible scenes, local citizens started the process to legally carry a gun.  

Over the last several months, residents of Morgan County have become increasingly interested in concealed weapons permits.  Months before the recent rampage in Connecticut and other terrible scenes, local citizens started the process to legally carry a gun.  

January 4, 2013

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

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

January 4, 2013

James Wilson Francis (Jim) quietly left this earthly life on Thursday, Dec. 27 surrounded by his loving family.  As one poet said, “As when a lordly cedar, green with bough, goes down with a great shout upon the hill, and leaves a lonesome place against the sky.”  So it will be with Jim. We will all sorely miss him. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born in Ogden, Utah on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 1949, to Homer Wilson Francis and Marie Rich Francis. He was raised and educated in Morgan and graduated from Morgan High School where he was involved in the sports programs, especially football.

James Wilson Francis (Jim) quietly left this earthly life on Thursday, Dec. 27 surrounded by his loving family.  As one poet said, “As when a lordly cedar, green with bough, goes down with a great shout upon the hill, and leaves a lonesome place against the sky.”  So it will be with Jim. We will all sorely miss him.

January 4, 2013

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

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

December 24, 2012

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

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

December 24, 2012

I want to start off by saying how fortunate I am to serve as the Principal at Morgan Middle School. I have a great faculty and staff that go out of their way to help students develop and grow academically and as individuals. I say this because I feel that with the recent release of the state’s new Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS) report, (replaces the UPASS and AYP reports that the state used to meet federal accountability guidelines) some may be confused by the results. The UCAS report combines each school’s proficiency (possible 300 points) and student growth or progress (possible 300 points) scores for an overall grade.

I want to start off by saying how fortunate I am to serve as the Principal at Morgan Middle School. I have a great faculty and staff that go out of their way to help students develop and grow academically and as individuals.

December 24, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

 
Alan and Betty Jan Murphy will have been married 50 years on Dec.19.

Alan and Betty Jan Murphy will have been married 50 years on Dec.19.

December 18, 2012

In 1982, Val and Loretta moved to Mountain Green from Arizona when Loretta’s sister Judy Pettingill gave rave reviews of the valley and the Morgan School District. The year before, their son Dan, lived with the Pettingills and attended school in Morgan. During a sixth-grade outing to the North Morgan Cemetery, he discovered headstones with the name Grover on them.

In 1982, Val and Loretta moved to Mountain Green from Arizona when Loretta’s sister Judy Pettingill gave rave reviews of the valley and the Morgan School District. The year before, their son Dan, lived with the Pettingills and attended school in Morgan.

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

At the Sons of Utah Pioneers monthly dinner meeting on Nov. 19, winners of the Favorite Pioneer Ancestor contest were announced and recognized along with their parents.  

At the Sons of Utah Pioneers monthly dinner meeting on Nov. 19, winners of the Favorite Pioneer Ancestor contest were announced and recognized along with their parents.  

December 18, 2012

Language arts teachers from both the middle school and high school met with Christelle Estrada, Language Arts Specialist from the Utah Office of Education, on Nov. 29 to receive training and insight to assist with the implementation of the new Language Arts Common Core. From this, the teachers planned and shared resources to meet their goals.

Language arts teachers from both the middle school and high school met with Christelle Estrada, Language Arts Specialist from the Utah Office of Education, on Nov. 29 to receive training and insight to assist with the implementation of the new Language Arts Common Core. From this, the teachers planned and shared resources to meet their goals.

December 18, 2012

Amy Anne Creager returned from the France, Paris Mission and will be speaking on 9 December 2012 at the Highlands Ward Bldg., 5378 Old Highway Rd. Mountain Green, Utah at 10:50 am.

Amy Anne Creager returned from the France, Paris Mission and will be speaking on 9 December 2012 at the Highlands Ward Bldg., 5378 Old Highway Rd. Mountain Green, Utah at 10:50 am.

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

November 24, 2012

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

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

November 24, 2012

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

Carolyn and Kent Kolan are long term residents of Mountain Green. They built their home in Monte Verde in 1971.  Carolyn is originally from Heber City and graduated from Wasatch High School.  Kent was born and raised in Lehi and graduated from Lehi High School.  They met attending a junior college in Provo, now known as Utah Valley University.  “We didn’t really like each other when we first met, but with a lot of pressure from a mutual friend, we started dating the fall of 1965,” Carolyn said.  Those dates resulted in their marriage September 1966.

Carolyn and Kent Kolan are long term residents of Mountain Green.

November 23, 2012

Learning.  This term can mean so many things, but in the Morgan FFA we strive to learn all we can in every possible way.  Over the course of the last several weeks, FFA teams have been practicing all across Northern Utah to compete at the renowned Snow College Competition.  Competitions here focus on real life agriculture with areas of study such as agronomy, dairy cattle, horses, range, floriculture, soils and more.  Your very own students here at Morgan High School have been learning more and more about each of these individual subjects through the Morgan FFA all in the end goal of competing at Snow College.  “The FFA trip to Snow College was a worthwhile experience.  The participating team members participated in a challenging and educational experience.  Additionally, we were able to meet new people and have a good time,” says Daxton Rowser, Morgan FFA member, when asked about the competition.  Also, the Morgan FFA chapter would like to thank every person who has ever coached one of our teams; you’re guiding hands have taught us a great amount.

Learning.  This term can mean so many things, but in the Morgan FFA we strive to learn all we can in every possible way.  Over the course of the last several weeks, FFA teams have been practicing all across Northern Utah to compete at the renowned Snow College Competition.  Competitions here focus on real life agriculture with areas of study such as agronomy, dairy cat

November 23, 2012

The Sons of Utah Pioneers welcomed guest speaker David Pike to Morgan this week.  Pike also brought along his wife Debbie.

The Sons of Utah Pioneers welcomed guest speaker David Pike to Morgan this week.  Pike also brought along his wife Debbie.

November 23, 2012

Natasha Lyn Andersen was named to the Utah High School Activities Association 2012 academic all-state girls’ soccer team.  She was honored at the 3A state soccer championship game at the Rio Tinto stadium on Oct. 20. These are such intelligent girls, the cumulative grade point average of the selected team members is a 4.0.

Natasha Lyn Andersen was named to the Utah High School Activities Association 2012 academic all-state girls’ soccer team.  She was honored at the 3A state soccer championship game at the Rio Tinto stadium on Oct. 20. These are such intelligent girls, the cumulative grade point average of the selected team members is a 4.0.

November 23, 2012

We have had an enjoyable and exciting fall season!   On Saturday, Sept. 15,  basketball regionals were held at the Clearfield Aquatic and Fitness Center.  We had eight athletes compete in basketball skills and they all did a great job.   Swimming regionals were held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Utah State University.

We have had an enjoyable and exciting fall season!   On Saturday, Sept. 15,  basketball regionals were held at the Clearfield Aquatic and Fitness Center.  We had eight athletes compete in basketball skills and they all did a great job.   Swimming regionals were held on Saturday, Sept.

November 23, 2012

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

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

November 23, 2012

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

We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” When it comes to education, that saying is absolutely true.

We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” When it comes to education, that saying is absolutely true.

November 20, 2012

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

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

November 20, 2012

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

On Saturday, Oct.

November 20, 2012

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

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

November 10, 2012

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

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

November 10, 2012

Bios of candidates

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

November 10, 2012

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

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

November 10, 2012

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

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

November 10, 2012

Matt Kendell and Kaylee Boydstun have chosen Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, to begin their “happily ever after” in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They will have a reception that evening in the LDS church on 770 South Angel Street, Layton, Utah from 6 – 8 p.m. Matt is the son of Carl and Mary Kendell of Layton. He is a graduate of Layton High School and LDS Seminary. He served in the Atlanta, Georgia North mission. He is currently attending the DATC and is employed at J&J Nursery in Layton. Kaylee graduated from Morgan High School and LDS Seminary. She has attended Snow College and the OWATC. She is currently employed as a staff assistant at James Madison Elementary School and the YMCA afterschool program at Highland Junior High School. Kaylee is the daughter of Jileen Boydstun of Ogden and John Boydstun of Morgan. She is the granddaughter of CarDell and Joan Mortensen of Morgan. After a wedding trip to Fish Lake, the new Mr. and Mrs. Kendell will make their first home in Roy, Utah. In case of an oversight, please join this happy couple at their reception.

Matt Kendell and Kaylee Boydstun have chosen Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, to begin their “happily ever after” in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They will have a reception that evening in the LDS church on 770 South Angel Street, Layton, Utah from 6 – 8 p.m. Matt is the son of Carl and Mary Kendell of Layton.

November 3, 2012

Mountain biking is a sport full of competition, smiling kids and self endurance.  Plenty of all three were found at the second race in the Utah High School Cycling League race series last Saturday.  Teams from high schools across the state came to compete and Morgan’s team again showed up ready to prove their toughness, skill and determination.

Mountain biking is a sport full of competition, smiling kids and self endurance.  Plenty of all three were found at the second race in the Utah High School Cycling League race series last Saturday.  Teams from high schools across the state came to compete and Morgan’s team again showed up ready to prove their toughness, skill and determination.

November 3, 2012

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

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

November 3, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. – 29, with a total of 112 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. – 29, with a total of 112 calls
Assistance: Croydon, (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Stoddard;
Follow Up: East Canyon, Morgan City, Mtn Green, Taggart;

November 3, 2012

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

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

October 22, 2012

After nearly 25 years on Commercial Street, Morgan Academy of Dance will be changing things up and moving to a new location, 225 East 125 North, next to Riverside Park.  The dance academy has been a part of Morgan for over 40 years.  In that time the dance studio has had plenty of homes.

After nearly 25 years on Commercial Street, Morgan Academy of Dance will be changing things up and moving to a new location, 225 East 125 North, next to Riverside Park.  The dance academy has been a part of Morgan for over 40 years.  In that time the dance studio has had plenty of homes.

October 22, 2012

Savana Wilkinson, daughter of Dane and Wendy Wilkinson of Mtn. Green, has chosen to marry her best friend, Brance John Brown. Brance is the son of Jim and Nanette Brown of Morgan. Savana and Brance will be married Oct. 5, 2012, in the Bountiful Temple. In case of oversight, please join them in their celebration at a reception held in their honor that evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Highlands Chapel in Mtn. Green. Savana is a 2010 graduate of Morgan High School, and Brance graduated from Morgan High in 2009. Both are presently attending Weber State. Brance served a mission in the Chile Rancagua mission.

Savana Wilkinson, daughter of Dane and Wendy Wilkinson of Mtn. Green, has chosen to marry her best friend, Brance John Brown. Brance is the son of Jim and Nanette Brown of Morgan. Savana and Brance will be married Oct. 5, 2012, in the Bountiful Temple. In case of oversight, please join them in their celebration at a reception held in their honor that evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

October 11, 2012

One of my assigned tasks at Morgan High School is the supervision and coordination of all the activities offered by our school. A major lesson I have come to learn as the assiastant principal/athletic administrator is the effect our fans have on the school climate during competition season.  In this article I will explain some of the do’s on don’ts of watching high school athletics.  Our fans have a great influence on our school community and our student athletes, but in some cases fans have caused turmoil and strife among our teams. When negative actions occur, it takes away the fun and excitement for those who are deeply invested.  

One of my assigned tasks at Morgan High School is the supervision and coordination of all the activities offered by our school.

October 11, 2012

Fifteen years ago Amanda Hadlock’s roommates at Rick’s College found an ID on the ground.  They tracked down the owner and when he came to pick it up, Amanda and Markus met for the first time.  The two had grown up in Vernal and had many ties to each other. However, they had never met.  After that chance meeting they dated that summer and then they both attended Utah State the next year.  They were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1997 and have built a life together -all because of a misplaced ID.  

Fifteen years ago Amanda Hadlock’s roommates at Rick’s College found an ID on the ground.  They tracked down the owner and when he came to pick it up, Amanda and Markus met for the first time.  The two had grown up in Vernal and had many ties to each other.

October 11, 2012

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

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

October 11, 2012

Every year there is an annual weigh-off to determine the largest pumpkin grown in the state of Utah.  It is sponsored by the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Association.  Matt McConkie, Mountain Green resident, holds the current state record.  His enormous pumpkin weighed in last year at a whopping 1,600 pounds.

Every year there is an annual weigh-off to determine the largest pumpkin grown in the state of Utah.  It is sponsored by the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Association.  Matt McConkie, Mountain Green resident, holds the current state record.  His enormous pumpkin weighed in last year at a whopping 1,600 pounds.

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

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

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

October 11, 2012

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

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

October 11, 2012

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

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

October 11, 2012

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

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

October 11, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. 9-15, with a total of 143 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for Sept. 9-15, with a total of 143 calls
Assistance: (6)Morgan City;
Animal Complaint: Littleton, (4)Morgan City, Porterville; Stoddard;
Follow Up: Morgan City, Mtn Green;

October 10, 2012

LuDene Bowen Carter is celebrating her 80th birthday.  She was born in Logan, Utah, on Sept. 8, 1932, to Asel and Elva Bowen.  LuDene lived in Utah and Idaho as a child, but she has lived in Morgan most of her life.  

LuDene Bowen Carter is celebrating her 80th birthday.  She was born in Logan, Utah, on Sept. 8, 1932, to Asel and Elva Bowen.  LuDene lived in Utah and Idaho as a child, but she has lived in Morgan most of her life.  

October 10, 2012

With their second straight Region 11 win, the Morgan High golfers have tied Bear River for the region lead in overall standings.  Golfing under near-perfect conditions, the Trojans managed a tough Mt. Ogden course Thursday, Sept. 6, and came out in first place.  The eight varsity players that qualified for Morgan were: Seniors - McKay Kearsley, Aaron Babbitt, Jake Miles.  Juniors - Rhett Ballantyne, Garren Miles. Sophomores - Jason Bledsow, Connor Wilson. Freshmen - Braxton Ovard.

With their second straight Region 11 win, the Morgan High golfers have tied Bear River for the region lead in overall standings.  Golfing under near-perfect conditions, the Trojans managed a tough Mt. Ogden course Thursday, Sept.

October 10, 2012

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

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

October 10, 2012

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

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

October 10, 2012

Lana Florence Chadburn, born October 13, 1950, to Leonard and Emiline Florence in Ogden, UT passed away peacefully at home September 4, 2012, with her family by her side after an extended struggle with cancer.  She grew up in the high mountain valley of Porterville, UT, was schooled in Morgan, UT and graduated from Clearfield High School.  

Lana Florence Chadburn, born October 13, 1950, to Leonard and Emiline Florence in Ogden, UT passed away peacefully at home September 4, 2012, with her family by her side after an extended struggle with cancer.  She grew up in the high mountain valley of Porterville, UT, was schooled in Morgan, UT and graduated from Clearfield High School.  

October 4, 2012

Chet and Joan Adams are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Hannah, to Jordan Douglas Bischoff, son of Mark and Jenifer Bischoff.
Hannah and Jordan will be married today,
 
Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in the Bountiful Temple. Their reception will be held at the Rock Church in Morgan from 6-8 p.m. with dancing from 8-8:30 p.m.
Hannah graduated from Morgan High School and Morgan High LDS Seminary. She graduated from Weber State University with a degree in sociology and is employed at Morgan High School and the Utah State University extension office.
Jordan graduated from Morgan High School and Morgan High LDS Seminary. He served an LDS mission to Oslo, Norway. He is currently employed by Centerpoint Construction and plans to attend Weber State University this winter.
After a honeymoon to Las Vegas, the couple will be making their home in Morgan.
In case of an oversight, Hannah and Jordan would love for you to come and enjoy the evening with them.

Chet and Joan Adams are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Hannah, to Jordan Douglas Bischoff, son of Mark and Jenifer Bischoff.
Hannah and Jordan will be married today,
 

September 12, 2012

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

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

September 12, 2012

The Morgan High golf team continued their Region 11 season Aug. 22, at Sky Way golf course in Tremonton. The eight varsity players that qualified for Morgan were: Seniors - McKay Kearsley, Aaron Babbitt and Jake Miles; Juniors - Rhett Ballantyne and Garren Miles; Sophomore - Tanner Jensen and Freshmen - Russell North and Braxton Ovard.

The Morgan High golf team continued their Region 11 season Aug. 22, at Sky Way golf course in Tremonton. The eight varsity players that qualified for Morgan were: Seniors - McKay Kearsley, Aaron Babbitt and Jake Miles; Juniors - Rhett Ballantyne and Garren Miles; Sophomore - Tanner Jensen and Freshmen - Russell North and Braxton Ovard.

September 5, 2012

Ralph S. Carter celebrated his 95th birthday at a family dinner this week.  Ralph was born in Porterville, Morgan County, Utah on Aug. 27, 1917, to Levi Alfred and Clara P. Carter.  He graduated from Morgan County schools.  Ralph married Fern Porter on Dec. 13, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS temple.  

Ralph S. Carter celebrated his 95th birthday at a family dinner this week.  Ralph was born in Porterville, Morgan County, Utah on Aug. 27, 1917, to Levi Alfred and Clara P. Carter.  He graduated from Morgan County schools.  Ralph married Fern Porter on Dec. 13, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS temple.  

September 5, 2012

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

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

August 29, 2012

Byron Shelton Schulthies was called home suddenly to his heavenly parents, on August 22, 2012, at the Logan Regional Medical Center. 

Byron Shelton Schulthies was called home suddenly to his heavenly parents, on August 22, 2012, at the Logan Regional Medical Center. 

August 29, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 12 - 18, with a total of 89 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 12 - 18, with a total of 89 calls
 
Assistance: (5)Morgan City, Peterson, Porterville, Round Valley;
Animal Complaint: Littleton, (5)Morgan City, Peterson, Porterville, Stoddard;

August 25, 2012

At the entrance of Riverside Park, there is a big rock monument with “Early Morgan Pioneers” engraved at the top.  Under the engraving there is a list of some amazing people who have shaped Morgan County into what it is today.  

At the entrance of Riverside Park, there is a big rock monument with “Early Morgan Pioneers” engraved at the top.  Under the engraving there is a list of some amazing people who have shaped Morgan County into what it is today.  

August 25, 2012

William Robert Whittier and Whitney Ella Hendershot will be married Thursday, Aug 30, 2012, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

William Robert Whittier and Whitney Ella Hendershot will be married Thursday, Aug 30, 2012, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

August 16, 2012

Here at The Morgan County News, we like to recognize individuals and companies who give back to the community through service and/or donations.  Most of these individuals are Morgan County based businesses, but every once in a while there is someone outside our community who comes back to their roots year after year to help support their hometown youth.

 

August 16, 2012

Jo Ann Smith, Mountain Green resident for 45 years, moved here in 1967.  Her husband, Kent, used to say she was an Okie—not an Okie from Oklahoma—but from Oak City, Millard County, Utah.  She was born in Oak City in 1933, the first of seven children born to Allen Lovell and Virginia Lyman Lovell. She lived there until age 5.

Jo Ann Smith, Mountain Green resident for 45 years, moved here in 1967.  Her husband, Kent, used to say she was an Okie—not an Okie from Oklahoma—but from Oak City, Millard County, Utah.  She was born in Oak City in 1933, the first of seven children born to Allen Lovell and Virginia Lyman Lovell. She lived there until age 5.

August 16, 2012

Under the direction of their coach, Dennis Peterson, the Morgan High golf team started their Region 11 season Aug. 9, at the Oquirrh Hills golf course in Tooele. The eight varsity players that qualified for Morgan were: Seniors - McKay Kearsley, Aaron Babbitt, Jake Miles,  Juniors - Rhett Ballantyne, Garren Miles, Sophmores -Jason Bledsoe, Freshmen - Russell North, Braxton Ovard.

Under the direction of their coach, Dennis Peterson, the Morgan High golf team started their Region 11 season Aug. 9, at the Oquirrh Hills golf course in Tooele. The eight varsity players that qualified for Morgan were: Seniors - McKay Kearsley, Aaron Babbitt, Jake Miles,  Juniors - Rhett Ballantyne, Garren Miles, Sophmores -Jason Bledsoe, Freshmen - Russell North, Braxton Ovard.

August 16, 2012

Heidi Ann Benson and Macy Dee Butterfield have chosen Aug. 22, 2012 to begin their new lives together. They will be married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Heidi Ann Benson and Macy Dee Butterfield have chosen Aug. 22, 2012 to begin their new lives together. They will be married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Heidi is the daughter of Vern and Diane Benson. She graduated from Morgan High School and Seminary. She is studying nursing at Utah Valley University.

August 16, 2012

Tucked into a corner of Mountain Green—in the industrial park by the airport—is a family owned and operated dental lab.  David and Emily Cox and their three children moved to Mountain Green from Oregon to be closer to family in Utah, and they moved their business with them.

Tucked into a corner of Mountain Green—in the industrial park by the airport—is a family owned and operated dental lab.  David and Emily Cox and their three children moved to Mountain Green from Oregon to be closer to family in Utah, and they moved their business with them.

August 13, 2012

40 years ago our parents met in Riverton, Utah, when they were both 18 years old. Ken and Chrys Rindlesbach met through a blind date that Ken’s sister and Chrys’ sister set up, because they were in the same ward. 

40 years ago our parents met in Riverton, Utah, when they were both 18 years old. Ken and Chrys Rindlesbach met through a blind date that Ken’s sister and Chrys’ sister set up, because they were in the same ward. 

August 13, 2012

In September when most are getting adjusted to back to school schedules and gearing up for fall, the Morgan County Fair board will already be starting to plan next year’s fair. It is such a big undertaking that many do not even stop to think of the countless hours and service that the members of the fair board put in. Whether it be selling booths, weed whacking the grounds, figuring out garbage and disposal, making banners and signs, planning events or the many, many other things needed to get ready for the upcoming fair. For those walking around enjoying the fair, there is a tendency to take for granted all of the hard work that has been put in to create such a fun and inviting atmosphere.

Big Thanks to the Morgan County Fair Board

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

Many years ago my grandmother wrote about the schoolhouse in Enterprise. It was written as though the schoolhouse was speaking. She said, “I was built many, many years ago, by the people who lived in the town of Enterprise, in Morgan County, Utah.  They were anxious to have a center place in the town for a school, a church, or whatever the occasion might be.  I was a real nice looking building in my day, and the people were proud of me and kept me painted up nice both inside and out.  I was the center of attraction in the town.  I was their school house, their ward chapel, and their amusement hall.  During the weekdays in the winter months I was their school house.  Would you believe me when I tell you that at one time 75 children attended school here within these walls?  Here was where they started to get their education.  Oh, those were happy days for me, for I loved to hear them sing and recite their lessons.  Then after school they would play and have so much fun on the grounds around me.  You see I was in a place where I could enjoy it all.  It used to be a very lively little community at one time.  

Many years ago my grandmother wrote about the schoolhouse in Enterprise. It was written as though the schoolhouse was speaking.

August 13, 2012

In today’s world of hustle and bustle, I was reminded of why I cherish my small town roots. In small towns, even still today, integrity, humanity, kindness and sympathy are still a way of life for people in small towns. One member of your small town of Morgan, Utah, proved that to us. 

In today’s world of hustle and bustle, I was reminded of why I cherish my small town roots. In small towns, even still today, integrity, humanity, kindness and sympathy are still a way of life for people in small towns. One member of your small town of Morgan, Utah, proved that to us. 

August 13, 2012

The Martin Heiner family reunion was a big success at the Morgan Stake Center Saturday with approximately 500 descendants of Martin and Adelgunda Heiner in attendance.  All eight children of Martin and Adelgunda were represented, as well as descendants of Martin’s nephew, Heinrich Dittmar.

The Martin Heiner family reunion was a big success at the Morgan Stake Center Saturday with approximately 500 descendants of Martin and Adelgunda Heiner in attendance.  All eight children of Martin and Adelgunda were represented, as well as descendants of Martin’s nephew, Heinrich Dittmar.

August 13, 2012

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

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

August 13, 2012

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

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

August 13, 2012

William Dee Brown, 53, died July 28, 2012 at McKay Dee Hospital of complications of cancer. Bill was born July 11, 1959, in Logan, Utah, the son of Maurell Dee and Betty Jean Marz Brown. He was raised in Morgan, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School and attended Snow College and Weber State University. Bill married Gerri Lynne Giles on June 26, 1981 in the Logan Temple.

William Dee Brown, 53, died July 28, 2012 at McKay Dee Hospital of complications of cancer. Bill was born July 11, 1959, in Logan, Utah, the son of Maurell Dee and Betty Jean Marz Brown. He was raised in Morgan, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School and attended Snow College and Weber State University.

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

Forever begins on Aug. 10, 2012 for Mallori Carter and Mitchell Henderson in the Logan Temple, as they begin their lives as Mr. & Mrs.

Forever begins on Aug. 10, 2012 for Mallori Carter and Mitchell Henderson in the Logan Temple, as they begin their lives as Mr. & Mrs.
  Mallori is the daughter of David and Lorna Carter. She graduated from Morgan High School and Seminary, and is attending Weber State University.

August 13, 2012

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

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

August 13, 2012

Kayla Swanson and Brock Rigby Wilson will be united in marriage Wednesday, Aug. 15 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. A reception will be held in their honor that evening at the home of Carol Ann Webster, 1175 W. Island Rd. Morgan, Utah. 

Kayla Swanson and Brock Rigby Wilson will be united in marriage Wednesday, Aug. 15 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. A reception will be held in their honor that evening at the home of Carol Ann Webster, 1175 W. Island Rd. Morgan, Utah. 

July 30, 2012

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

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

July 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

Joyce Flower Hugg died at her home Monday July 23, 2012, from pneumonia. She was born in Ogden Utah July 18, 1949, the daughter of Emory J. and Elaine (Steele) Herndon. She married John P. Hugg on Aug. 8, 1998, in Morgan, Utah. 

Joyce Flower Hugg died at her home Monday July 23, 2012, from pneumonia. She was born in Ogden Utah July 18, 1949, the daughter of Emory J. and Elaine (Steele) Herndon. She married John P. Hugg on Aug. 8, 1998, in Morgan, Utah. 

July 30, 2012

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

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

July 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

It’s taken years from the time this splash pad was first mentioned to the day the water was turned on and officially named the Morgan City Riverside Splash Pad.  I know; I’ve written at least four articles about Morgan’s splash pad in the last two years and edited six just since May.  

It’s taken years from the time this splash pad was first mentioned to the day the water was turned on and officially named the Morgan City Riverside Splash Pad.  I know; I’ve written at least four articles about Morgan’s splash pad in the last two years and edited six just since May.  

July 23, 2012

The second annual Livastride Home Run Derby and Summer Slam Tournament were hosted in Morgan last weekend.  This tournament has drawn a crowd of nearly 3,000 people to Morgan City since its inception.  There were 50 teams that competed in this year’s Summer Slam and Morgan’s own high school baseball team took second place in their division.

 

July 23, 2012
Obituary

Daniel Keith Edwards 78, of Morgan, Utah, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2012.   Dan was born on January 23, 1934, to Warren and Kate Edwards in Malad, Idaho.  He graduated from Malad High School in 1952, with a scholarship and a state title in football.  His plans to pursue athletics at the University of Idaho were changed after he decided the family farm needed him more.  Always the sports fan, Dan loved to golf and referee boys basketball and baseball games.  He was an avid fan of the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz.

Daniel Keith Edwards 78, of Morgan, Utah, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2012.

July 23, 2012
Obituary

Our husband, dad and Grandpa left this life from causes related to dementia surrounded by his family for a bigger and better fishing trip on July 16, 2012.

Our husband, dad and Grandpa left this life from causes related to dementia surrounded by his family for a bigger and better fishing trip on July 16, 2012.
Don was born December 11, 1936 to George David Preece and Geneva Robinson in Morgan, Utah where he lived his entire life.

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 18, 2012

Morgan City is the first recipient of a new award from the Utah National Guard.   Colonel Brown told the city, “I am so thankful to the city for what you have done in helping my family out with our utilities and just knowing that they were safe here in this small community.”

Morgan City is the first recipient of a new award from the Utah National Guard.   Colonel Brown told the city, “I am so thankful to the city for what you have done in helping my family out with our utilities and just knowing that they were safe here in this small community.”

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

Todd Stuart was the only Morgan County resident this year in the pro hillclimb.  Stuart loved motorcycles from a very young age.  He started racing motocross at age 14 and raced off and on for 20 years.  In 2003, Stuart entered the Widowmaker for the first time.  His first race was in the 250 stock class that year and he really enjoyed it, but made the decision to build his first hillclimber motorcycle, a Honda CR50, so he could join the pro-class.  In 2005, Stuart joined the Western States Pro-Hillclimb Association and started to travel outside of Utah to climb.  

Todd Stuart was the only Morgan County resident this year in the pro hillclimb.  Stuart loved motorcycles from a very young age.  He started racing motocross at age 14 and raced off and on for 20 years.  In 2003, Stuart entered the Widowmaker for the first time.  His first race was in the 250 stock class that year and he really enjoyed it, but made the decision to build his

July 18, 2012

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

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

July 18, 2012

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

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

July 18, 2012

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

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

July 18, 2012

The Ragnar relay starts at the Utah State University football stadium in Logan and ends at Park City High’s football field.  Part of that 197 mile stretch came right through Morgan County.  Over 1,100 runners came through Morgan on Friday, June 15, either on foot or supporting their teammates in a decorated SUV.  Teams of six to 12 people take turns running

The Ragnar relay starts at the Utah State University football stadium in Logan and ends at Park City High’s football field.  Part of that 197 mile stretch came right through Morgan County.  Over 1,100 runners came through Morgan on Friday, June 15, either on foot or supporting their teammates in a decorated SUV.  Teams of six to 12 people take turns running all d

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

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

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

July 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 18, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 10-16, 144 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 10-16, 144 calls
Assistance: Croydon, (3)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Croydon, Littleton, Milton, Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Porterville;

July 18, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 17th thru June 23rd, with a total of 147 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 17th thru June 23rd, with a total of 147 calls
Assistance: Croydon, (8)Morgan City, Porterville;
Animal Complaint: (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green, Stoddard;

July 18, 2012

Changing EPA standards could have major consequences for Morgan City, warned a state Division of Water Quality representative.

Changing EPA standards could have major consequences for Morgan City, warned a state Division of Water Quality representative.

July 18, 2012

On June 18, at our Sons of the Utah Pioneers monthly dinner meeting, the guest speakers were Alan and Linda Turner.  They reported on their mission to Zimbabwe, Africa, from September 2007 to March 2009.  The challenges were many they reported, but the rewards and enjoyment they felt from serving was evident during their presentation.

On June 18, at our Sons of the Utah Pioneers monthly dinner meeting, the guest speakers were Alan and Linda Turner.  They reported on their mission to Zimbabwe, Africa, from September 2007 to March 2009.  The challenges were many they reported, but the rewards and enjoyment they felt from serving was evident during their presentation.

July 18, 2012

Kyle Ray Crockett and Courtney P. Rich are pleased to announce their marriage on Saturday, June 30, 2012. 

Kyle Ray Crockett and Courtney P. Rich are pleased to announce their marriage on Saturday, June 30, 2012. 
In case of an oversight, we invite you to join us at the reception to be held in their honor that evening at the Koehler residence, 2100 N. Heritage Drive, Farr West, Utah.  

July 16, 2012
Obituary

Barbara Joy Whitear Palmer, 81, returned to the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on July 5, 2012.  Barbara was born in Peterson, Utah, on March 9, 1931, to Albert and Clara Whitear.  She married Quenton James Palmer on April 16, 1948.  Together, they had three children, Cheryle (Randall) Manning, Wendy (Larry) Farr, and Gary (Kathi) Palmer; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

 

July 16, 2012
Birthday

Effie Johnson Rich is celebrating her 90th birthday. Effie was born July 15, 1922, in Driggs, Idaho. She is youngest of six children born to John James and Mary Edith Carruth Johnson. Her family moved from Driggs to Coalville, Utah, in 1927. They settled in Morgan, Utah in 1929 where John James ran the local dry-cleaning and tailoring shop. In 1947 she married her sweetheart Kent Rich in the Logan Temple. They have five children, 10 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. She is lovingly known as “Grandma Happy.” 

Effie Johnson Rich is celebrating her 90th birthday. Effie was born July 15, 1922, in Driggs, Idaho. She is youngest of six children born to John James and Mary Edith Carruth Johnson. Her family moved from Driggs to Coalville, Utah, in 1927. They settled in Morgan, Utah in 1929 where John James ran the local dry-cleaning and tailoring shop.

July 16, 2012

This Friday, July 13may just be a lucky day after all for Morgan residents. The long awaited and much anticipated splash pad will open for the public. For years, local residents have dreamed of something to help cool off on hot summer days. Looking for fun for the kids and refuge from the heat, many Morgan families would make long trips to enjoy the refreshing water found at other cities’ splash pads. Now they can enjoy this same summer favorite right here in Morgan.  Last year Riverside Park was updated with new playground equipment and this year it will be topped off with a splash pad of its own. Morgan residents will be able to enjoy one of the largest splash pads in Utah. The Morgan splash pad features 26 different water features; 10 above ground and 16 in ground. Covering over 70’ by 70’ of space, the Morgan splash pad is second in terms of size right behind Vernal, and has more water features than any other in the state of Utah. 

This Friday, July 13may just be a lucky day after all for Morgan residents. The long awaited and much anticipated splash pad will open for the public. For years, local residents have dreamed of something to help cool off on hot summer days.

July 16, 2012

Mariah Sunday and Trevor Langston are pleased to announce their engagement.  They will be married on August 2, 2012, in the Logan Temple.

 
Mariah Sunday and Trevor Langston are pleased to announce their engagement.  They will be married on August 2, 2012, in the Logan Temple.

July 16, 2012

Dave and Tammy Siebert are excited to announce the marriage of their son, Trevor Siebert, to Andrea Tanner, daughter of Brent and Conny Tanner of South Weber.  They will be married on July 19, 2012, in the Logan LDS Temple.  A reception will be held that evening in their honor at the Chantilly Mansion in Layton.

Dave and Tammy Siebert are excited to announce the marriage of their son, Trevor Siebert, to Andrea Tanner, daughter of Brent and Conny Tanner of South Weber.  They will be married on July 19, 2012, in the Logan LDS Temple.  A reception will be held that evening in their honor at the Chantilly Mansion in Layton.

July 11, 2012

Darlene Newbold Little celebrated her 80th birthday with her family at a picnic in the Morgan City Park. The second of three girls, she was born July 1, 1932, to Henrietta and Orlon Newbold. She was raised in South Jordan and graduated from Jordan High School. Her favorite hobby as a child growing up was horses, where she could ride and perform standing up on her horse Babe. She was the Salt Lake County Rodeo Queen.

Darlene Newbold Little celebrated her 80th birthday with her family at a picnic in the Morgan City Park. The second of three girls, she was born July 1, 1932, to Henrietta and Orlon Newbold. She was raised in South Jordan and graduated from Jordan High School.

July 11, 2012

Claren James “Sonny” Brandt, 73, died June 25, 2012, at his home in Ogden surrounded by his family.   He was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Tridell, Utah, to James C. Brandt and Dorothy Melinda Anderson.  He was raised in Croydon by Alva and Zelpha Rust.  He graduated from Uintah High School in 1958.

Claren James “Sonny” Brandt, 73, died June 25, 2012, at his home in Ogden surrounded by his family.   He was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Tridell, Utah, to James C. Brandt and Dorothy Melinda Anderson.  He was raised in Croydon by Alva and Zelpha Rust.  He graduated from Uintah High School in 1958.

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

Lisa Hone, or Lisa Hatch Hone as she is known on Facebook, came to Morgan with her husband and family five years ago, seeking a good community to raise children.  And boy, do the Hones feel like they came to the right place!  

Lisa Hone, or Lisa Hatch Hone as she is known on Facebook, came to Morgan with her husband and family five years ago, seeking a good community to raise children.  And boy, do the Hones feel like they came to the right place!  

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

 
Goldenwest Credit Union was named the 2012 Utah “Best of State” medal winner in the credit union category for the fifth consecutive year. The Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in a vast array of industry sectors including business, education, hospitality, retail, and technology. More than 200 specific category winners have been acknowledged in this program that is dedicated to recognizing and promoting outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Utah.

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

July 6, 2012

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

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

July 6, 2012

 
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

Our sweet, loving wife and mother Fern Porter Carter, 91, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan, Utah.  She was born in Porterville, Utah on April 6, 1921 to Franklin Sylvanus Porter and Emma Mae Durrant.  She attended school in Porterville and Morgan.

Our sweet, loving wife and mother Fern Porter Carter, 91, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan, Utah.  She was born in Porterville, Utah on April 6, 1921 to Franklin Sylvanus Porter and Emma Mae Durrant.  She attended school in Porterville and Morgan.

July 6, 2012

Our husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend, Gordon Barnes Bond passed from this mortal existence on June 14m 2012, to celebrate his 87th birthday in his eternal home with his family and friends. 

Our husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend, Gordon Barnes Bond passed from this mortal existence on June 14m 2012, to celebrate his 87th birthday in his eternal home with his family and friends. 

July 6, 2012

Samuel Glenn Taylor and Nicole Kendell have chosen Friday June 8, 2012, to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah Temple. 

Samuel Glenn Taylor and Nicole Kendell have chosen Friday June 8, 2012, to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah Temple. 

July 6, 2012

 
Jeremy Shaw and Sarah Layne are excited to announce their marriage tomorrow, July 7, 2012 in the Bountiful LDS Temple.  
Jeremy is the son of Bryan and Deanna Shaw of Morgan.  Jeremy is a graduate of Morgan High School and is now attending Weber State University.  After high school he served a full time LDS mission to the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission.   
Sarah is the daughter of Jason and Angela Woodall of Springfield, Tennessee.  She is a graduate of Springfield High School and has been attending BYU-Idaho.  They will make their new home in Ogden, Utah where they will continue their education.   
A reception will be held in their honor Saturday evening, July 7, 2012  from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Rock Church in Morgan.  They and their parents invite you to join them in celebrating as they begin their new life together.

Jeremy Shaw and Sarah Layne are excited to announce their marriage tomorrow, July 7, 2012 in the Bountiful LDS Temple.  

July 6, 2012

 
Michael and Hillary Nelson of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Ian Brock Nelson, to Hailey Marie Reden, daughter of Steven and Margaret Reden of Valley Center, California. 
They will be married in California on the July 6, 2012. An open house will be held in Morgan, on the 13 of July from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the rock church. 
All friends and family please come celebrate with us.

Michael and Hillary Nelson of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Ian Brock Nelson, to Hailey Marie Reden, daughter of Steven and Margaret Reden of Valley Center, California. 

June 7, 2012

For the past two years the Morgan County School District has been investigating the possibility of creating a dual immersion program within the district.  This educational program has a distinctive 50/50 curriculum in English and a second language that is integrated for academic content.  It is aligned with the Utah State Core.  It begins in first grade and adds an additional grade each year until the sixth grade. These second-language teachers generally come from outside the district and they usually replace a teacher within the school that is being transferred or replaced.

June 7, 2012

After WW II, I was sent to Germany and learned how Hitler overwhelmed a progressive, hard working, and brilliant people, like Americans.  So I’m warning about our own country’s hazard. 

After WW II, I was sent to Germany and learned how Hitler overwhelmed a progressive, hard working, and brilliant people, like Americans.  So I’m warning about our own country’s hazard. 

June 7, 2012

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) were excited to host a lively group of Morgan Elementary fourth graders and their teachers on Monday, May 21.

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) were excited to host a lively group of Morgan Elementary fourth graders and their teachers on Monday, May 21.      

June 7, 2012

On June 8, 2012, Danielle Mary Andersen and Richard Chase Jackson will be married for Time and All Eternity in the Salt Lake Temple.  

On June 8, 2012, Danielle Mary Andersen and Richard Chase Jackson will be married for Time and All Eternity in the Salt Lake Temple.  

June 6, 2012

Earl and Carole McCain will celebrate 50 years of marriage on June 2, 2012.  Earl was born at his parents’ farm home near Tecumseh, Neb., where he graduated from high school before attending the Nebraska State Teachers College in Peru.  Carole was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, and was raised in Idaho, Oklahoma, and Oregon before her family relocated to Greeley, Colo., where she graduated from high school and entered Colorado State College.

June 5, 2012

Jeanice Randall will celebrate her 80th birthday on May 29.  A family picnic will be held in her honor May 28.  She was born May 29, 1932 ,in Round Valley, Morgan, Utah, to Cecil and Harriet Tonks.  She attended Morgan schools and has lived in Morgan all her life.  She has one brother, Lorin C. Tonks of Milton, Utah.  Jeanice married Homer F. Randall on December 11, 1953, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  Homer died December 21, 1996.

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

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

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

June 5, 2012

Utah will be available to search by name within the next day or two in the 1940 census at FamilySearch.org.  The total states published to search by name as of the present time are Delaware, Virginia, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, New Hampshire, Utah, Florida, and Wyoming.  An additional seven states are close to release.  They are Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Vermont and Hawaii.  Several other states are completing quickly.  The project is nearly 50 percent complete. 

June 5, 2012

Paul and Romona Dickson would like to congratulate their grandson Gary Warren Loveless, son of Mark and Dell Loveless, on being awarded the Modern Day Pioneer Scholarship from the Son’s of Utah Pioneers as well as the Edward Earl Collins Legacy Scholarship. We are proud of you! 

 

Paul and Romona Dickson would like to congratulate their grandson Gary Warren Loveless, son of Mark and Dell Loveless, on being awarded the Modern Day Pioneer Scholarship from the Son’s of Utah Pioneers as well as the Edward Earl Collins Legacy Scholarship. We are proud of you! 

June 5, 2012

Paul and Romona Dickson would like to congratulate their grandson Gary Warren Loveless, son of Mark and Dell Loveless, on being awarded the Modern Day Pioneer Scholarship from the Son’s of Utah Pioneers as well as the Edward Earl Collins Legacy Scholarship. We are proud of you! 

Paul and Romona Dickson would like to congratulate their grandson Gary Warren Loveless, son of Mark and Dell Loveless, on being awarded the Modern Day Pioneer Scholarship from the Son’s of Utah Pioneers as well as the Edward Earl Collins Legacy Scholarship. We are proud of you! 

Love Grandpa and Grandma

June 5, 2012

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

June 5, 2012

Every year, Mountain Green Elementary fourth grade students visit the state’s capital and receive a tour where they explore the different rooms where each branch of government operates. This year, though, thanks to the efforts of Mountain Green resident and former Utah Representative Brad Winn, our fourth grade students received a special treat. 

June 5, 2012

The first ever AAU Utah District Volleyball Championships were held this past weekend, May 11-12, 2012 at nine different locations from Ogden to Draper. 114 teams from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana entered this historic event.  

The first ever AAU Utah District Volleyball Championships were held this past weekend, May 11-12, 2012 at nine different locations from Ogden to Draper. 114 teams from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana entered this historic event.  

June 5, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, the Morgan FFA Chapter held its annual banquet where we honored many students for their outstanding accomplishments.  We believe that  congratulations are in order for all those who gained their Greenhand, Chapter, State, and American degree.  Greenhand:  Alex Eddington, Kennedy Gibson, Hanna Giles, Chase Grandpre, McKenna Hales, Annie Hodges, Linsday Mahan, Kailyn Nelson, Mariah Remund, Taylor Sherburn, Miranda Smith, Ty Stephens, and Taisha Vollmer.  Chapter:  Bryce Preece, Jessica Carter, Tabatha Carter, Isaac Cannon, Jake Cannon, Jessica Larsen, Marissa Morgan, Courtney Sanders, and Tyson Spens.  State:  Christina Andersen, Nate Buchanan, Garrett Eddington, Shawn Francis, and Megan Stapley.  American:  Ethan Porter.  We would also like to honor Hanna Giles and Luke Larsen for being selected as our Star Greenhands.

June 5, 2012

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

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

June 5, 2012

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

June 5, 2012

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers had a remarkable presentation in their May meeting given by Rod Stephens.  Stephens lives in Morgan and is a postal inspector for the U.S. Postal service.  He is an officer in the law enforcement branch of the postal service.  He has jurisdiction in all matters infringing on the integrity of the U.S. mail.  His group of inspectors have a long, proud and successful history of fighting criminals who attack our nation’s postal system and those who attempt to misuse it to defraud, endanger or threaten the American public.  

June 5, 2012

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

No pressure for county employees to volunteer

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

June 5, 2012

May 10, 2012, Morgan High School held their 16th annual Scholarship Awards Night in the high school auditorium. Over 100 students received scholarships to help them in furthering their education.

May 10, 2012, Morgan High School held their 16th annual Scholarship Awards Night in the high school auditorium. Over 100 students received scholarships to help them in furthering their education.

June 5, 2012

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was passed by a bipartisan congress in late 2010. The Act recognized that foods and beverages sold in schools were generally of poor quality and changed the requirements for school meals and for the school environment in which the meals are served. 

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was passed by a bipartisan congress in late 2010. The Act recognized that foods and beverages sold in schools were generally of poor quality and changed the requirements for school meals and for the school environment in which the meals are served. 

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

An accident occurred in the construction area last week on Interstate 84 in Morgan County, near the Peterson Bridge. Investigating Officer, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Shepherd explained, “The accident happened about 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17. The construction worker was on foot. He and other workers had their backs to the asphalt roller. For whatever the reason, it couldn’t stop, and the roller had run over one worker crushing him into the road.”  Shepherd described the worker’s injuries as extensive, “he was in critical condition with several broken bones, a punctured lung and a lacerated liver.”

May 31, 2012

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

May 31, 2012

A clear, calm, warm morning welcomed over 500 athletes to the Morgan High School track April 21, 2012, for the fifth annual Morgan “Pocket Change” Invitational.  The athletes represented fifteen schools from Utah and Wyoming in classification from 1A to 5A.  Competition began at 9:00 am and ran until 3:30 pm.  The stands were filled with spectators, athletes and parents.  Team tents were scattered around the grass outside the track fence providing shade for the day-long event.

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 31, 2012

Fred Lynn Mickelsen, 76 years old, passed away peacefully at home on May 15, 2012.

Fred Lynn Mickelsen, 76 years old, passed away peacefully at home on May 15, 2012.

May 31, 2012

Mark and Cheryl Schmid are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Cheyenne to Keyton Clayson. 

Mark and Cheryl Schmid are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Cheyenne to Keyton Clayson. 

They were married May 11,  in the Salt Lake Temple, followed by a luncheon in their honor held at the Lion House. 

May 30, 2012

“Alcohol is a drug; it’s the second most dangerous drug next to nicotine!” emphasized Brad Barton to an audience of approximately 400 in the Morgan High School auditorium on Tuesday, May 1 while levitating spinning cards in the air, shooting mini fire balls, and magically making a newspaper “whole” after shredding it in pieces.

May 12, 2012

The Utah Republican Party nominating convention was held on April 21.  US House representative Rob Bishop who represents the Morgan area sailed through the convention and secured the nomination as candidate for US House District 1.  He garnered more than 80% of the vote.  Well over the 60% needed.  Senator Hatch did not fare as well.

The Utah Republican Party nominating convention was held on April 21.  US House representative Rob Bishop who represents the Morgan area sailed through the convention and secured the nomination as candidate for US House District 1.  He garnered more than 80% of the vote.  Well over the 60% needed.  Senator Hatch did not fare as well.

May 12, 2012

FamilySearch has quietly published free access to all of the United States Census, just as the 1940 project gets seriously underway.  More than a year ago FamilySearch announced a joint project with Ancestry.com to improve the currently published censuses.  Ancestry provided their index to the censuses and volunteers at FamilySearch did a second index of all the names.  The results were then arbitrated to create a better quality index.  FamilySearch created a new set of higher quality digital images from the original microfilm for many of  the years as well.

May 12, 2012

Jodi 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 had previously run against Ericksen in the election.  Hipwell is running in the race with the most candidates in the county.  She will face two opponents in a primary on June 26.  The two other candidates for the School Board in District 1 are Tina Cannon and Lydia Nuttall.  The two candidates with the most votes in the primary will continue on to the general election in November.  

May 12, 2012

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

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

May 12, 2012

Each year the Lt. Governor presents the Silver Bowl Award to volunteers for outstanding volunteer service. This year Mable Welsh received the Silver Bowl award. She was the only volunteer at the ceremony in Provo to receive a standing ovation and then a kiss on the forehead from the Lt. Governor. 

Each year the Lt. Governor presents the Silver Bowl Award to volunteers for outstanding volunteer service. This year Mable Welsh received the Silver Bowl award. She was the only volunteer at the ceremony in Provo to receive a standing ovation and then a kiss on the forehead from the Lt. Governor. 

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

On Tues. May 1, The Morgan Elementary School had visitors from The White House, even Senator Mike Lee and some of his office staff Larry Shepherd, and Boyd Matheson. They talked with Mr. Wolfe and presented him a gift for the school, of a flag that has flown over the United States Capitol on behalf of the students and faculty of the Morgan Schools. “Senator Lee was kind enough to surprise us and present the school with the flag that was flown over the capital,” said Mr. Wolfe. 

May 12, 2012

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

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

May 12, 2012

The Trojan Track Team has been busy with meets at Bear River on April 4, a home meet April 11 and the Logan Invitational April 14.  The girls won two of the meets and placed 6th at Logan out of 30 teams.  The boys were second at Bear River and third at home and due to a band trip and the ACT could only send five boys to the Logan meet.  

The Trojan Track Team has been busy with meets at Bear River on April 4, a home meet April 11 and the Logan Invitational April 14.  The girls won two of the meets and placed 6th at Logan out of 30 teams.  The boys were second at Bear River and third at home and due to a band trip and the ACT could only send five boys to the Logan meet.  

May 12, 2012

Park City High School was the site of this year’s annual Deseret News –KSL sponsored Sterling Scholar program for the Northeastern Utah area.  Fourteen schools participate in this competition. Morgan High nominees fared well amongst highly qualified candidates.    

Park City High School was the site of this year’s annual Deseret News –KSL sponsored Sterling Scholar program for the Northeastern Utah area.  Fourteen schools participate in this competition. Morgan High nominees fared well amongst highly qualified candidates.    

May 12, 2012

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

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

May 12, 2012

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

 

May 12, 2012

 

Bryce M Smalley and Kelsie Packham are happy to announce their marriage on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Kelsie is the daughter of Stephanie and Trent Packham of Loveland Colorado, and Bryce is the son of Scott and Wendy Smalley of Mountain Green. The bride and groom both attend Utah State University. In the case of any oversight, all friends and family are invited to attend a celebration that evening at The Canterbury Place, 197 East 500 South Bountiful Utah between 6 - 8 p.m.

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. 

May 5, 2012

Guests sat at the tables at Luis’s Restraunt across from Jacqueline Smith running for the U.S. Congress seat in Washington. 

Guests sat at the tables at Luis’s Restraunt across from Jacqueline Smith running for the U.S. Congress seat in Washington. 

April 28, 2012

Kassie Batty, daughter of Dave and Brenda Webster and the late Shane Batty will marry, Tayler James Fry, son of Dean and Becky Stokes, and Justin and Keri Fry.   

Kassie Batty, daughter of Dave and Brenda Webster and the late Shane Batty will marry, Tayler James Fry, son of Dean and Becky Stokes, and Justin and Keri Fry.   

Kassie graduated from Morgan High School in 2009. She has received her certified nurse assistant certificate and is currently working at Burchcreek Hospice and Home Care. 

April 28, 2012

The city heard from a n armed services representative on Tuesday in council meeting and appointed Mayor Egbert as the liason for the community covenants team.  This program, which was originally established by the secreatary of the Army for active duty personnel has been adopted by the Utah National Guard and expanded to provide information and services to all military personell and their families.  

April 28, 2012

Franklin and Connie Abplanalp have been married for 50 years come April 20, 2012. They both grew up in the Vernal, Utah area and attended Uintah High School together, but they only knew each other because they were in the same graduating class.

Franklin and Connie Abplanalp have been married for 50 years come April 20, 2012. They both grew up in the Vernal, Utah area and attended Uintah High School together, but they only knew each other because they were in the same graduating class.

April 28, 2012

Thurs. April 12, a full house came to the Morgan Elementary School to listen to the candidates who spoke at the Morgan County Republican Convention:

Thurs. April 12, a full house came to the Morgan Elementary School to listen to the candidates who spoke at the Morgan County Republican Convention:

The following candidates spoke from each office. 

 

April 28, 2012

One of the most memorable activities for the fourth grade students at Mountain Green Elementary School is the Utah History Fair. As part of the fourth grade curriculum, they study the history and origins of the state of Utah, from Native Americans, to the first Mormon pioneers and settlers. 

One of the most memorable activities for the fourth grade students at Mountain Green Elementary School is the Utah History Fair. As part of the fourth grade curriculum, they study the history and origins of the state of Utah, from Native Americans, to the first Mormon pioneers and settlers. 

April 28, 2012

Abby Jileen Boydstun and Nathan Reed Petersen will be married tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, 2012, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Draper Temple. A reception will follow from 7–9 p.m. at the Morgan Rock Church. 

Abby Jileen Boydstun and Nathan Reed Petersen will be married tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, 2012, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Draper Temple. A reception will follow from 7–9 p.m. at the Morgan Rock Church. 

April 21, 2012

Cheryl grew up in Hunter, which is now West Valley City.  After graduating from Cypress High School she attended two years at SUSC on music and academic scholarships. She then attended Utah State where she met Brian through a friend.  Brian lived in Markesan, Wisconsin until he was ten and then moved to Preston ID.   He graduated from CSI, College of Southern Idaho, and then joined the National Guard.   They were married in 1990 and moved to Provo where Brian began working for UPS and has worked there full time, except when deployed.  They made Morgan their home 21 years ago.  

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

Spring is in the air, bringing with it the excitement of outdoor activities for everyone. Morgan County is no different. We are going to be participating in the Utah Shake Out Exercise that will be held April 17-19. What is the Shake Out you ask? Well, Counties throughout the state will be exercising emergency plans. This exercise was started by FEMA and backed by the State. The scenario is as follows: a 7.0 earthquake will be reported from the Wasatch Front at 10:15 a.m. on April 17, 2012. Schools will be in session, family members may be elsewhere at work, and telephone lines will be down.

April 21, 2012

March 28 the Trojan Track Team traveled to Stansbury for the second track meet of the year. This was the first time Morgan has had a track meet at the new region member Stansbury.  Tooele, Grantsville, Dugway, Wendover, Stansbury  and Morgan competed on this overcast and cold day.  Many parents followed their sons and daughters to give them the expected Morgan support and help cheer on the team.  

 

April 21, 2012

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

 

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

April 14, 2012

Russ and Natalie Tibitts met while they were both attending Ricks College.  They went on a date set up through mutual friends and while Natalie had a mission planned when she met him, six months later they were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1993.  She graduated in Interior design and then was granted a scholarship to BYU.  Russ worked on Generals at Ricks, his Bachelor at BYU graduating in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership, and then finished up at University of Utah for his Masters.  In case you wonder, he cheers for the Cougars but doesn’t forget he also graduated from the U of U. Russ currently works as a seminary teacher for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and is serving as the Bishop of his ward.  Natalie stays at home ‘to keep control over the chaos.’

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

In the year 1859, David E. Henderson, Issac Morris and Jonathan Hemmingway families formed the nucleus for the town of Richville. Lured to this spot in 1861 come Thomas Rich (1817-1884) who had the honor of having the town named after him but moved to Porterville. David Henderson built the first log house down by the east canyon creek. When other families came they were advised by David Henderson to build on higher ground because of the flooding, which he had experienced from the 1860 spring runoff. This same year John H. Rich, Gillerpie Waldron and Solomon Conley joined the group, followed by Albert Douglas Dickson and a year later his two brothers, William and John and his father, Billa Dickson in 1862. Add to the list names of George W. Taggart, George Seaman, Henry and Morgan Hinman, and later on the Oluf Rose, Sanford Colson Porter, Baltzar Peterson, John Wood, Fredrick Clark, George Brough, and William Smith families and others who were attracted to this beautiful place. I have often wondered how they were able to communicate with each other as many were Scandinavia and others were English.

Submitted by The Sons of the Utah Pioneers

First Letters

April 14, 2012

In the 1950’s, Nancy Mikesell was known as one of the best 4-Hers in Morgan County!  Nancy has always loved 4-H. Her favorite 4-H club was always sewing. She participated in 4-H sewing clubs for many years and when she was in high school, she also taught sewing to the girls who were in Jr. High. She is still teaching sewing today to her granddaughters and some of their friends. 

April 14, 2012

 

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

March 18-24 with a total of 119 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

March 18-24 with a total of 119 calls

 

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

March 31, 2012

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

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

March 31, 2012

Do you have plans for Memorial Day weekend? If you don’t, then you’re in luck. And if you do, you may want to reconsider spending some time at one of northern Utah’s most spectacular community events.

 

Do you have plans for Memorial Day weekend? If you don’t, then you’re in luck. And if you do, you may want to reconsider spending some time at one of northern Utah’s most spectacular community events.

March 31, 2012

Barbara Ann Bowen Lewis passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 from complications following heart surgery.  Barbara was born September 20, 1928 to Asel Carlos and Elva Lucy Everton Bowen in Logan, UT.

Barbara Ann Bowen Lewis passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 from complications following heart surgery.  Barbara was born September 20, 1928 to Asel Carlos and Elva Lucy Everton Bowen in Logan, UT.

March 31, 2012

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

March 31, 2012

 After a courageous battle with cancer, Sherie Porter Wright, 57, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her sweetheart and surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at her home in Peterson, Utah.

 After a courageous battle with cancer, Sherie Porter Wright, 57, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her sweetheart and surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at her home in Peterson, Utah.

March 17, 2012

Madison Sunday, daughter of Steve and Karen Sunday, was chosen as this year’s Social Science Sterling Scholar! Madison founded the Morgan Youth Service Interact Club, which works closely with the national Rotary Club, her junior year and attended Girls’ State, run by the American Legion Auxiliary, at Southern Utah University last summer. 

Madison Sunday, daughter of Steve and Karen Sunday, was chosen as this year’s Social Science Sterling Scholar! Madison founded the Morgan Youth Service Interact Club, which works closely with the national Rotary Club, her junior year and attended Girls’ State, run by the American Legion Auxiliary, at Southern Utah University last summer. 

March 17, 2012

In the State of Utah voters are able to select fellow citizens to positions on local district school boards through non-partisan elections.  This system allows many decisions regarding public education to be determined on a local level.  These representatives add real meaning to the term “Grass Roots”.

In the State of Utah voters are able to select fellow citizens to positions on local district school boards through non-partisan elections.  This system allows many decisions regarding public education to be determined on a local level.  These representatives add real meaning to the term “Grass Roots”.

March 17, 2012

Carla was born in Mesa, Arizona and her family moved so she went to different schools and colleges but she has spent considerable time in Utah over the years. Her husband, Gregory, was a school superintendent, and they moved a lot in that capacity.  Greg is now the superintendent of a charter school in Kaysville after many years of serving in the public schools.

March 17, 2012

Wanda was born in Kaysville, graduated from Davis High and served a LDS mission in Scotland.  Rob was born in Renton, WA and then his family lived in Fresno, Ca.  He moved to Mountain Green when his mother Shirley married Wayne Wilkinson.  He attended Morgan schools and served an LDS mission in Uruguay. 

Wanda was born in Kaysville, graduated from Davis High and served a LDS mission in Scotland.  Rob was born in Renton, WA and then his family lived in Fresno, Ca.  He moved to Mountain Green when his mother Shirley married Wayne Wilkinson.  He attended Morgan schools and served an LDS mission in Uruguay. 

March 17, 2012

Wanda was born in Kaysville, graduated from Davis High and served a LDS mission in Scotland.  Rob was born in Renton, WA and then his family lived in Fresno, Ca.  He moved to Mountain Green when his mother Shirley married Wayne Wilkinson.  He attended Morgan schools and served an LDS mission in Uruguay. 

Wanda was born in Kaysville, graduated from Davis High and served a LDS mission in Scotland.  Rob was born in Renton, WA and then his family lived in Fresno, Ca.  He moved to Mountain Green when his mother Shirley married Wayne Wilkinson.  He attended Morgan schools and served an LDS mission in Uruguay. 

March 17, 2012

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

March 17, 2012

It is Caucus time!!  Which means it is also time for the bi-annual criticism of Utah’s political system.  Many voices are saying it is time to move from the current caucus system to a direct primary system.  If you are questioning the current system, take this opportunity to participate and closely observe the process.  You might change your mind.  I did. 

 Participate then decide

March 17, 2012

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

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

March 17, 2012

The annual Morgan Lions Basketball Tournament will be held, Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at the Morgan Middle School Gym. The games will start at 4:30 p.m.

 

The annual Morgan Lions Basketball Tournament will be held, Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at the Morgan Middle School Gym. The games will start at 4:30 p.m.

March 17, 2012

The annual Morgan Lions Basketball Tournament will be held, Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at the Morgan Middle School Gym. The games will start at 4:30 p.m.

The annual Morgan Lions Basketball Tournament will be held, Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at the Morgan Middle School Gym. The games will start at 4:30 p.m.

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

The Morgan Elementary fourth grade recently went on a field trip to the Utah State Capitol.  When we arrived at the State Capitol Building, we were taken right to the gold room where we met Utah’s first lady.  

Written by Makaila Bryant and Anthony Carnesecca

The Morgan Elementary fourth grade recently went on a field trip to the Utah State Capitol.  When we arrived at the State Capitol Building, we were taken right to the gold room where we met Utah’s first lady.  

March 17, 2012

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

 

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

March 17, 2012

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

Dr. John Thomas Cloninger, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend died at his home in Morgan, Utah on February 20, 2012, with his family at his side.  He was 42 years old.

Dr. John Thomas Cloninger, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend died at his home in Morgan, Utah on February 20, 2012, with his family at his side.  He was 42 years old.

March 17, 2012

Richard Allen Sloan, 79, loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother and friend passed away February 19, 2012 after struggling with Alzheimer and Parkinson disease for the last eight years.

Richard Allen Sloan, 79, loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother and friend passed away February 19, 2012 after struggling with Alzheimer and Parkinson disease for the last eight years.

March 17, 2012

The scouts were inquisitive about what was going on the year that they were born. The Morgan County news does not have all years or dates of the newspapers, but  we were able to locate the year the cub scout Jace Tucker was born. 

The scouts were inquisitive about what was going on the year that they were born. The Morgan County news does not have all years or dates of the newspapers, but  we were able to locate the year the cub scout Jace Tucker was born. 

March 17, 2012

This year, students at Mountain Green and Morgan Elementary School have intensified their focus on personal expression and the writing process.  It is my pleasure to feature an essay by fourth grade student, Kate Korth.  Kate’s essay provides an exemplary example of what school, home, and student can accomplish when we work together!

Tim Wolff 

March 17, 2012

This year, students at Mountain Green and Morgan Elementary School have intensified their focus on personal expression and the writing process.  It is my pleasure to feature an essay by fourth grade student, Kate Korth.  Kate’s essay provides an exemplary example of what school, home, and student can accomplish when we work together!

Tim Wolff 

March 10, 2012

 

Here are the results for the Divisionals at Ben Lomond High, for Morgan High School Wrestling, on February 10th and 11th.

Here are the results for the Divisionals at Ben Lomond High, for Morgan High School Wrestling, on February 10th and 11th.

 

106lbs Jayden Pentz (freshman)- 4th

Wade Schmid (freshman)- 8th

March 10, 2012

It is that time of year again when the Morgan Middle School holds its annual art show.  Work from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades will be on display along with creations from this years’ guest artist Nicole Lamb Taggart.  The show is open to the public from Feb. 23-24, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is held in the small gymnasium at the middle school. 

March 10, 2012

Thursday Feb 9, local dispatch was notified by the Civil Air Patrol that a small aircraft went missing. 

Thursday Feb 9, local dispatch was notified by the Civil Air Patrol that a small aircraft went missing. 

February 18, 2012

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

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

February 18, 2012

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

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

February 18, 2012

As you entered into the doors of the Morgan High School Commons area, one didn’t just view the commons area in a common way. The whole area was all done up in a stately fashion, with red, white and blue décor, fresh flowers, and tables set to greet the head of State, even Governor Herbert and his wife, as well as many other politicians and candidates.   

As you entered into the doors of the Morgan High School Commons area, one didn’t just view the commons area in a common way. The whole area was all done up in a stately fashion, with red, white and blue décor, fresh flowers, and tables set to greet the head of State, even Governor Herbert and his wife, as well as many other politicians and candidates.   

February 18, 2012

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

 

February 18, 2012

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mormon Pioneer’s arrival in the Salt Lake Valley Pioneering Morgan County was prepared by Mary Chadwick and published by Mr. and Mrs.  Albert Epperson .   The book is the first known published history of Morgan County.  

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mormon Pioneer’s arrival in the Salt Lake Valley Pioneering Morgan County was prepared by Mary Chadwick and published by Mr. and Mrs.  Albert Epperson .   The book is the first known published history of Morgan County.  

February 18, 2012

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

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

February 18, 2012

 

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

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

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

February 18, 2012

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

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

February 18, 2012

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

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

Compiled by Wendy M. Nelson- The Morgan County News

February 18, 2012

Garrick Norman Richins son of Brett and Janny Richins, and Teisha Potter daughter of Randy and Nancy Potter, have chosen to be married for time and all eternity on February 16, 2012 in the Bountiful LDS Temple. 

Garrick Norman Richins son of Brett and Janny Richins, and Teisha Potter daughter of Randy and Nancy Potter, have chosen to be married for time and all eternity on February 16, 2012 in the Bountiful LDS Temple. 

February 4, 2012

Bill Warner was born and raised in Mountain Green:  his parents were Lloyd and Beth Warner.  He and his siblings, Carol (Ralphs) and Kim Warner still live close to their roots and close to each other.  In fact, Kim lives in the original family home.

Bill Warner was born and raised in Mountain Green:  his parents were Lloyd and Beth Warner.  He and his siblings, Carol (Ralphs) and Kim Warner still live close to their roots and close to each other.  In fact, Kim lives in the original family home.

February 4, 2012

A few years ago a new site emerged online with a large number of fully searchable newspapers.  The site is GenealogyBank.com and it contains information on millions of American families from 1690 to the present from over 5,800 newspapers.  There are more than twenty newspapers in Utah alone that are searchable on the site.  

A few years ago a new site emerged online with a large number of fully searchable newspapers.  The site is GenealogyBank.com and it contains information on millions of American families from 1690 to the present from over 5,800 newspapers.  There are more than twenty newspapers in Utah alone that are searchable on the site.  

February 4, 2012

WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN - For Mineman Seaman Kyle Walker, 21, and Tyler Packard, 20, both assigned to the USS Patriot (MCM 7) their friendship began long before their lives as forward deployed Sailors.

Story by: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow

Navy Public Affairs Support Element West Det. Japan

 

February 4, 2012

After 27 years of service as a gas station and a social hang out for locals, Hinds Quick stop has changed ownership.  Hinds Quick stop has been going strong for 27 years and recently sold to the new owners Tony and Wendy Jarrett from Denver Colorado. “This is a welcome change,” Jarret said. The Jarret’s have relatives in Utah and wanted to come back to raise their 5 kids.  Tony Jarret will keep the name of Hinds Quick stop, as he wants to stay as close to the original Hinds Quick stop traditions as possible.  The garage bays and store will still be in existence and some of the Hinds will still work at the store. They will also try to keep the same days, with possible longer hours open.

February 4, 2012

On January 17, 2012 the Morgan High Cheer leaders traveled to Timpview High school to participate in the Utah Cheer Coaches Association State Championship. The cheerleaders work hard all year and look forward to the competition. Morgan also won the state title in 2008 and 2011. This year Morgan beat out a tough team from Desert Hills for the title. The girls were thrilled and surprised because their coach Tammy Bullock had just talked to them about being good sports if they did not win. 

February 4, 2012

Josh Wilson from Morgan, who is the son of Kelly and Lisa Wilson and a graduate of Morgan High School is on the wrestling team at Utah Valley University. Wilson has been wrestling for over 12 years and recently ranked 8th in the Nation.

Josh Wilson from Morgan, who is the son of Kelly and Lisa Wilson and a graduate of Morgan High School is on the wrestling team at Utah Valley University. Wilson has been wrestling for over 12 years and recently ranked 8th in the Nation.

February 4, 2012

Much history hides in every old building and around the hills and dales of Morgan Valley. In the 150 or so years of settlement, the valley has seen many changes.

In collaboration with Carol Warner Ralphs

Much history hides in every old building and around the hills and dales of Morgan Valley. In the 150 or so years of settlement, the valley has seen many changes.

February 4, 2012

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

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

February 4, 2012

CROYDON - Marcus Reed Wilde passed away at home on Thursday, January 12th, 2012, after a courageous fight with pulmonary fibrosis 16 days prior to his 84th birthday. He was born on January 28th, 1928, in Croydon, UT the son of Marcus Reed Toone Wilde and Lena Valliere Chappell.

CROYDON - Marcus Reed Wilde passed away at home on Thursday, January 12th, 2012, after a courageous fight with pulmonary fibrosis 16 days prior to his 84th birthday. He was born on January 28th, 1928, in Croydon, UT the son of Marcus Reed Toone Wilde and Lena Valliere Chappell.

February 4, 2012

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

February 4, 2012

With just a short little drive in the car, you are to Utah’s Hollywood in Park City.

With just a short little drive in the car, you are to Utah’s Hollywood in Park City.

The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing, and will end this Sunday Jan. 29. 

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

Jacob Dee Christensen and Amanda Marie Horrocks, together with their parents, are excited to announce they will be sealed in the Salt Lake City Latter-Day Saint Temple on February 9, 2012. 

Jacob Dee Christensen and Amanda Marie Horrocks, together with their parents, are excited to announce they will be sealed in the Salt Lake City Latter-Day Saint Temple on February 9, 2012. 

January 16, 2012

The summer of 1952 Mary Ellen was dating a local boy who was excited to have his older cousin come visit.   The two 20 year olds came up with plans for Harold who was 24 and on leave from the United States Air force.  They wanted to go on a couple of double dates, but the only available girl was only 16 so they decided to have Mary Ellen go out with Harold and the other two would go out together.  The foursome went to a dance at Lagoon, and two weeks to the day later Mary Ellen and Harold were married! The rest was history… 

The summer of 1952 Mary Ellen was dating a local boy who was excited to have his older cousin come visit.

January 16, 2012

Communities and other law enforcers across the state mourn the loss of one of the police officers that died in a shooting that happened in Ogden earlier last week. The officer, Jared Francom (who was shot and killed in the tragic 6 officer shooting in Ogden) parents were originally from Morgan. 

Communities and other law enforcers across the state mourn the loss of one of the police officers that died in a shooting that happened in Ogden earlier last week. The officer, Jared Francom (who was shot and killed in the tragic 6 officer shooting in Ogden) parents were originally from Morgan. 

 

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

Goldenwest Credit Union and members of the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers recently teamed-up to help feed families in need.

Goldenwest Credit Union and members of the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers recently teamed-up to help feed families in need.

January 16, 2012