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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.

October 30, 2014

While the news of a tragic accident that took the life of a 5-year-old hit state media sources last week, the continuing story is the outpouring of love and financial support the Townley family.

While the news of a tragic accident that took the life of a 5-year-old hit state media sources last week, the continuing story is the outpouring of love and financial support the Townley family.

October 23, 2014
Beloved couple never left each other's sides, even in death

Glenn and JoAnn Allgood left this life the same way they lived this life--together.  JoAnn Allgood had suffered recently from dementia and Glenn was by her side every second helping her through it. Glenn kept driving his tow truck until very recently when he discovered an old cancer had returned. The couple's love story would come to a nearly simultaneous close. After driving tow trucks and school buses for decades, the two died one day apart.

Glenn and JoAnn Allgood left this life the same way they lived this life--together.  JoAnn Allgood had suffered recently from dementia and Glenn was by her side every second helping her through it. Glenn kept driving his tow truck until very recently when he discovered an old cancer had returned. The couple's love story would come to a nearly simultaneous close.

October 23, 2014

One of the things people love most about Morgan County is the small town feel.  This down home feeling is most obvious around the holidays in Morgan.  Here are the Halloween events going on all around us.
Trick-or-Treat Street
Everyone knows that Halloween in Morgan City means “Trick-or-Treat Street.”  This event that takes place on Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m. is just as much fun to watch as it is to be a part of.  When you turn onto State Street or Commercial, it is like stepping back in time to a street full of children dressed up as their favorite haunt.

One of the things people love most about Morgan County is the small town feel.  This down home feeling is most obvious around the holidays in Morgan.  Here are the Halloween events going on all around us.
Trick-or-Treat Street

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

Parks are a tangible reflection of the quality of life in a community.  They are often a major factor in the perception of quality of life in our communities.  Parks and recreation services are often cited as one of the most important factors in how livable communities are.

Parks are a tangible reflection of the quality of life in a community.  They are often a major factor in the perception of quality of life in our communities.  Parks and recreation services are often cited as one of the most important factors in how livable communities are.

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

Whether it be kids cooking classes, crock pot freezer meals, family night cooking, date night cooking, summer cooking camps, college cooking or even a baby shower and birthday party at Spoon and Spatula Cooking School, owner Staci Lane lets real-life experience serve as her guide.

Whether it be kids cooking classes, crock pot freezer meals, family night cooking, date night cooking, summer cooking camps, college cooking or even a baby shower and birthday party at Spoon and Spatula Cooking School, owner Staci Lane lets real-life experience serve as her guide.

October 9, 2014

The holidays are filled with fun and tradition wherever you go, but very few communities have such a wide array of things you can participate in for free.   The city, local businesses and community members all pitch in to make sure that there are plenty of fall holiday memories made right here at home.

The holidays are filled with fun and tradition wherever you go, but very few communities have such a wide array of things you can participate in for free.   The city, local businesses and community members all pitch in to make sure that there are plenty of fall holiday memories made right here at home.

October 7, 2014

While working out kinks with utility companies, progress on the Morgan Bike Park has been a little slower than anticipated.  However, the Morgan County Council has caught organizer Jason Johnson’s vision and has unanimously allowed him another three years to build up the park.  

While working out kinks with utility companies, progress on the Morgan Bike Park has been a little slower than anticipated.  However, the Morgan County Council has caught organizer Jason Johnson’s vision and has unanimously allowed him another three years to build up the park.  

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

We have enjoyed a great summer of reading throughout Morgan County.  With kids and adults who love to read and seek adventure through great books, it was an adventure for all of us. This year we had 3,233 prizes earned, 437,550 pages and 17,480 books read by our patrons.  What an amazing summer of reading!

We have enjoyed a great summer of reading throughout Morgan County.  With kids and adults who love to read and seek adventure through great books, it was an adventure for all of us.

September 28, 2014

By now most people who have lived in Morgan for any period of time have had a friend, relative or neighbor who has participated in the Morgan Community Choir.  Going into their 16th year, the choir has made an impression on individuals and the community.  

By now most people who have lived in Morgan for any period of time have had a friend, relative or neighbor who has participated in the Morgan Community Choir.  Going into their 16th year, the choir has made an imp

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

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September.

September 28, 2014

Morgan motorists may be subject to 
emissions testing

Morgan motorists may be subject to 
emissions testing

September 28, 2014

Jesse Haven is among the influential pioneers who helped settle the Morgan Valley.  Few remember him, but a little time and a trip down the lane in front of Billy Weaver’s home and the Wardel Mink Ranch will give the Morgan County historian a rare glimpse of the past.  

Jesse Haven is among the influential pioneers who helped settle the Morgan Valley.  Few remember him, but a little time and a trip down the lane in front of Billy Weaver’s home and the Wardel Mink Ranch wil

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 25, 2014

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

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

September 25, 2014

After more than three years, Morgan residents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now begin attending their own temple.  The Ogden Temple was closed for extensive renovation in April of 2011, and hundreds of Morgan youth celebrated the rededication of the temple at the Dee Events Center on Saturday.
More than 800 youth from Morgan County’s two stakes participated in the event either singing in the choir, dancing the hoedown or participating in various other aspects of the hour-and-a-half program.
“The Morgan and Morgan North stakes were among the leading stakes with the most youth participating,” said Brent Halls, Enterprise resident and executive secretary of the Ogden Temple Committee.  “The Morgan stakes were absolutely great in their support—from the very beginning.  Some stakes struggled to get the vision and to get their youth motivated,” but not Morgan!
The church’s prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, was on hand when the Morgan youth performed.  Elders Jeffrey R. Holland and David A. Bednar accompanied him.

After more than three years, Morgan residents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now begin attending their own temple.  The Ogden Temple was closed for extensive renovation in April of 2011, and hundreds of Morgan youth celebrated the rededication of the temple at the Dee Events Center on Saturday.

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 18, 2014

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

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

September 11, 2014

Newcomers to Morgan County may not know much about Commercial Street, or Front Street as it used to be called, but before the freeways came to town it was the place to be. Townsfolk say it used to be tough to find a parking spot some weekends.  
Some remember it so fondly, they can’t wait to see this street revitalized and booming with life once more. Resident and owner of “Glassed Up,” Lisa Gilgen, said, “As I opened my shop in April of this year, I kept thinking about how much I would love to see Commercial Street become a thriving street again.” Because of this, she decided to step up and do something about it.
Gilgen approached other business owners on the street and together, they came up with a plan. “Quite a few people aren’t even aware that there are new shops open on Commercial Street.  I know if all of the businesses work together to promote a new vitality, we will all benefit,” praised Gilgen.

Newcomers to Morgan County may not know much about Commercial Street, or Front Street as it used to be called, but before the freeways came to town it was the place to be. Townsfolk say it used to be tough to find a parking spot some weekends.  

August 28, 2014

World War II tore the world apart and brought our country together as young men and women served their nation with valor.  One of those courageous servicemen, Keith Little, joined the Navy at 18, traveling across the world from his hometown of Morgan.
First stationed on the battleship USS New Mexico and then on the USS Missouri, Little worked diligently as a radio intercept operator.  With skill he copied radio traffic and broke codes to aid the United States with knowledge on locations and information coming from the other side.  
Like many others who have seen war firsthand, Little does not speaks very much about his service in the Navy.  His silence may be out of necessity more than others.  Little’s mission was extremely secretive.  The family reports that his name wasn’t even recorded as being on the ship.  
After Little’s service, he had the option to go home immediately on a ship or go to another area to attend a ceremony and receive his awards.

World War II tore the world apart and brought our country together as young men and women served their nation with valor.  One of those courageous servicemen, Keith Little, joined the Navy at 18, traveling across the world from his hometown of Morgan.

August 23, 2014

On Wednesday, July 30, the skilled and the brave took their turn at the Morgan County Fair ATV Rodeo.  This annual event drew crowds to the arena at the fairgrounds in spite of earlier rainstorms.  The skies were clear; however, after several days of rain the arena brought a whole new challenge. Now the contestants didn’t just have to beat the clock, they also had to contend with MUD! 

On Wednesday, July 30, the skilled and the brave took their turn at the Morgan County Fair ATV Rodeo.  This annual event drew crowds to the arena at the fairgrounds in spite of earlier rainstorms.  The skies w

August 23, 2014

Former Morgan resident Melissa Wilson, daughter of Ed and Sharlene Olsen, will be sharing her newfound talent with The Morgan County News in the form of her cartoon strip, Wonders and Blunders.  

Former Morgan resident Melissa Wilson, daughter of Ed and Sharlene Olsen, will be sharing her newfound talent with The Morgan County News in the form of her cartoon strip, Wonders and Blunders.  

August 23, 2014

Everyone knows that business is starting to boom again on historic Commercial Street. What you might have missed is how much these new businesses have evolved.

Everyone knows that business is starting to boom again on historic Commercial Street. What you might have missed is how much these new businesses have evolved.

August 23, 2014

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

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

August 23, 2014

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 18, 2014

“Goodbye, happy home,” sighed Nellie Nelson as she and her husband left their home on Dalton Creek in 1911.  Walter and Nellie Nelson had traded their happy, cozy home on Dalton Creek for a farm in Milton (1585 N. Morgan Valley Drive) so their four young children could be within walking distance of the school.

“Goodbye, happy home,” sighed Nellie Nelson as she and her husband left their home on Dalton Creek in 1911.  Walter and Nellie Nelson had traded their happy, cozy home on Dalton Creek for a farm in Milton (1585 N. Morgan Valley Drive) so their four young children could be within walking distance of the school.  
August 14, 2014

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

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

August 9, 2014

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

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

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 7, 2014

Every rodeo begins with the National Anthem and Old Glory waving her famous red, white and blue.  The Special Needs Rodeo was no different.  Larry Turner proudly rode around the arena on horseback, presenting the Stars and Stripes, while David Olsen honorably sang the National Anthem.  
After the brief opening, Turner and Olsen joined over 20 other special needs cowboys and cowgirls in the arena to experience the thrill of a rodeo.  They came with all different abilities but with the same chance to participate. 

Every rodeo begins with the National Anthem and Old Glory waving her famous red, white and blue.  The Special Needs Rodeo was no different.  Larry Turner proudly rode around the arena on horseback, presenting the Stars and Stripes, while David Olsen honorably sang the National Anthem.  

August 7, 2014

Torrential rains and water flowing out of Lost Creek Canyon caused a mudslide Monday that threatened the Ron Crouch home at 3000 N. 7000 E. in Croydon.  Mud and debris flowed onto the road, making it impassable in places.  County emergency crews responded and closed the road to facilitate clean-up efforts.

Torrential rains and water flowing out of Lost Creek Canyon caused a mudslide Monday that threatened the Ron Crouch home at 3000 N. 7000 E. in Croydon.  Mud and debris flowed onto the road, making it impassable in places.  County emergency crews responded and closed the road to facilitate clean-up efforts.

August 7, 2014

As families with small children arrived at the Morgan County Fair to participate in the children’s games, local businesses, families and individuals gathered Saturday in the Ray W. Little Education Pavilion to purchase sheep, hogs and steers in support of area youth.  
Each youth can show as many animals as they would like, but you can only sell one animal in the junior livestock event.  This year 150 animals were sold, which means that 150 youth raised livestock for this occasional.  That is a lot of responsibility for kids this age and gives them a great chance to learn about and respect where their food comes from.
For almost a year, junior livestock participants must learn to properly feed, care for and exercise their animals.  This is no small task.  Especially for those raising steers that weigh ten times what the children raising them weigh.

As families with small children arrived at the Morgan County Fair to participate in the children’s games, local businesses, families and individuals gathered Saturday in the Ray W. Little Education Pavilion to purchase sheep, hogs and steers in support of area youth.  

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

“There’s only one thing worse than riding a dry sheep, and that’s riding a wet one!” Monday night’s announcer said as riders slipped right off the livestock.  

“There’s only one thing worse than riding a dry sheep, and that’s riding a wet one!” Monday night’s announcer said as riders slipped right off the livestock.  

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

The Milton Roundup brought nearly 500 people to the Milton Park on Pioneer Day.  An old fashioned potluck dinner, pony rides, games, bounce house, rock wall and music entertained the crowd from infants to the elderly.  

The Milton Roundup brought nearly 500 people to the Milton Park on Pioneer Day.  An old fashioned potluck dinner, pony rides, games, bounce house, rock wall and music entertained the crowd from infants to the elderly.  

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

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

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

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 31, 2014

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

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

July 31, 2014

Kendal Kingsley, daughter of David & Linda Kingsley, earned a title and received a crown that no one outside of our county has ever done before.  Kingsley was named Morgan County Fair Queen on Monday July 29.
Morgan County fair royalty contest has traditionally been a closed contest, only allowing Morgan residents to enter.  However, because of low interest, the queen division was opened to contestants outside of Morgan County, making Kingsley the first non-resident Morgan County Fair Queen in contest history. 

Kendal Kingsley, daughter of David & Linda Kingsley, earned a title and received a crown that no one outside of our county has ever done before.  Kingsley was named Morgan County Fair Queen on Monday July 29.

July 31, 2014
Community rallies to thank firefighters

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

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

July 31, 2014

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

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

July 25, 2014

Several dozen Morgan kids are a bit better at dribbling, shooting and maneuvering a basketball this week after Morgan Grace Fellowship Church hosted a community basketball camp.  The camp was split into two locations with approximately 25 kids in Morgan and 30 kids shooting hoops in Mountain Green.  

Several dozen Morgan kids are a bit better at dribbling, shooting and maneuvering a basketball this week after Morgan Grace Fellowship Church hosted a community basketball camp.  The camp was split into two locatio

July 25, 2014

This year, East Canyon State Park is on a mission to introduce more people to this excellent venue.  As part of this mission, new park manager Chris Haramoto has been working closely with PureFishing.com to secure fishing equipment for a free annual fishing club for local children.  

By Justin Easley

July 25, 2014

Look for tagged fish at East Canyon State Park this summer for your chance to win prizes, some of them provided by local businesses.  This year 120 rainbow trout were tagged at the park.  If you catch a tagged fish, bring it to the office to collect your prize.  The fishing challenge started May 3 and gots until August 31, no registration necessary.  

Look for tagged fish at East Canyon State Park this summer for your chance to win prizes, some of them provided by local businesses.  This year 120 rainbow trout were tagged at the park.  If you catch a tagged

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

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

If you visit places like Morgan Drug or Front Street Gifts, there is a little wooden crate on the counter near the register full of Little Red Hen Candy. 

If you visit places like Morgan Drug or Front Street Gifts, there is a little wooden crate on the counter near the register full of Little Red Hen Candy. 

July 21, 2014

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

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

July 21, 2014

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

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

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

July 17, 2014

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 17, 2014

David Allen Rich the I, II and III, all of Morgan, are fired up about a goal they have been working on for the past few years. 
The trio has a burning desire to restore a 1941 Ford Howe Fire Truck to its original state.  While it is a work in process, they have made great progress and they showed off their efforts at the Morgan 4th of July parade.  They plan to enter the antique truck in the fair parade this summer.
In 1965, a young Dave Rich I went on his very first fire call.  He took the Ford Howe truck to a barn fire on Young Street near East Canyon Creek.  The Ford Howe was retired after only a few years and replaced with a 1967 La France; unlike Rich who has dedicated nearly 50 years of service without being retired or replaced.  Through the years of service to our community and working with different engines, Rich still fondly remembers that first truck above the rest.

David Allen Rich the I, II and III, all of Morgan, are fired up about a goal they have been working on for the past few years.  

July 17, 2014

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

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

July 10, 2014

Friday, June 13, 1st Bank locations in both Morgan and Mountain Green honored our hometown heroes.  The parking lot and street corners were full as the public gathered to pay tribute our veterans, EMTs, firefighters and police officers.

Friday, June 13, 1st Bank locations in both Morgan and Mountain Green honored our hometown heroes.  The parking lot and street corners were full as the public gathered to pay tribute our veterans, EMTs, firefighters and police officers.

July 10, 2014

Root beer floats and flower leis were generously given out to celebrate a new small bowery dedicated at Riverside Park on Friday, June 20.   This was the first major appearance of the city’s new mayor, Ray Little, who took the position after Jim Egbert resigned.  

Root beer floats and flower leis were generously given out to celebrate a new small bowery dedicated at Riverside Park on Friday, June 20.

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

This year the Morgan County Fair will be held July 28 – Aug. 2.  Animals are being raised for showing and prizes, new recipes are being tried and tasted, craft projects are starting and, of course, quilting has hopefully begun.

This year the Morgan County Fair will be held July 28 – Aug. 2.  Animals are being raised for showing and prizes, new recipes are being tried and tasted, craft projects are starting and, of course, quilting has hopefully begun.

July 10, 2014

The 4th of July parade is something all of Morgan County looks forward to each year.  Usually the excitement comes from the children standing on the side of the road with bags hoping they will be filled to the brim with Independence Day treats.  
While this was as true this year as any year, one young lady in the crowd was about to get something much more valuable than candy thrown from a float. A diamond ring was in her future.
Cormick Breshears wanted to make his marriage proposal to his girlfriend, Whisper Givan, a fireworks show so unique and special that she, along with the town of Morgan, would never forget.  
He strategically planned it so Whisper never questioned him about riding in the parade float with the Morgan High School wrestling team.  After all, he was the assistant coach, so it was only appropriate.  “To say that I was nervous is an understatement, I was terrified!” said Breshears.  
He continued saying that keeping it a secret was no easy task.  “There were so many times where I almost slipped and said something about it. A couple of times I did slip and ask my parents something right in front of her,” commented Breshears.
As the fully decorated Razor approached, all the cameras came out. Givan said, “I think I was the only one in the dark.  Everyone else in my family knew.” But as the Razor began to turn, she started to wonder why the wrestling parade float was so girlish and void of any wrestlers. 

The 4th of July parade is something all of Morgan County looks forward to each year.  Usually the excitement comes from the children standing on the side of the road with bags hoping they will be filled to the brim with Independence Day treats.  

July 10, 2014

Myles Jared Barney has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  This accomplishment represents four years of fun, work, adventure and dedication to the Boy Scout program.  His Eagle project was to collect unopened bottles of medications (Ibuprofen and Tylenol) to take to Guatemala to be distributed to people receiving surgeries from the Utah Medical Outreach group. 

Myles Jared Barney has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  This accomplishment represents four years of fun, work, adventure and dedication to the Boy Scout program.  His Eagle project was to collect unopened bottles of medications (Ibuprofen and Tylenol) to take to Guatemala to be distributed to people receiving surgeries from the Utah Medical Outreach group. 

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

Snowbasin Resort has reinvented their popular summer brunch, turning it into a “dining discovery” experience and making it the premier Sunday brunch spot for miles around. 

Snowbasin Resort has reinvented their popular summer brunch, turning it into a “dining discovery” experience and making it the premier Sunday brunch spot for miles around. 

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

The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

 
The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

July 10, 2014

The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

July 10, 2014

The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

 
The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

July 10, 2014

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

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

July 10, 2014

The last few months have been tough for volunteers at the Milton cemetery.  Earlier in the month there were issues with someone using a slingshot, marbles and steel bearings to make holes in the siding of a storage building housed on cemetery grounds.  These vandals also broke a window on the building. The damage was substantial enough that a reward was offered for the conviction of those responsible.

The last few months have been tough for volunteers at the Milton cemetery.  Earlier in the month there were issues with someone using a slingshot, marbles and steel bearings to make holes in the siding of a storag

July 10, 2014

Faith White has become a state finalist in the National American Miss Pageant. This has always been her dream. Faith has a disability that makes her walk on her toes and makes her tire easily. 

Faith White has become a state finalist in the National American Miss Pageant. This has always been her dream. Faith has a disability that makes her walk on her toes and makes her tire easily. 
Her parents are proud of her for overcoming many challenges in her life and for her having the determination to accomplish her hearts biggest desire.

July 10, 2014

Faith White has become a state finalist in the National American Miss Pageant. This has always been her dream. Faith has a disability that makes her walk on her toes and makes her tire easily. 

Faith White has become a state finalist in the National American Miss Pageant. This has always been her dream. Faith has a disability that makes her walk on her toes and makes her tire easily. 
Her parents are proud of her for overcoming many challenges in her life and for her having the determination to accomplish her hearts biggest desire.

July 10, 2014

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

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

July 10, 2014

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

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

July 10, 2014

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

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

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

July 10, 2014

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

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

July 10, 2014

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

 With all the changes happening within the walls of the Morgan City offices the past few months, one can expect a period of transition.  There have been many misgivings about the 4th of July celebration with all these changes, but Morgan City officials are happy to announce that the show must go on.

 With all the changes happening within the walls of the Morgan City offices the past few months, one can expect a period of transition.  There have been many misgivings about the 4th of July celebration with all these changes, but Morgan City officials are h

July 10, 2014

Crews are performing roadway maintenance and rehabilitation work on state Road 66, from Porterville to Morgan.

Porterville June 13-19:  Crews are performing roadway maintenance and rehabilitation work on state Road 66, from Porterville to Morgan.  Beginning June 16, crews will be chip sealing the roadway, placing a flush coat and placing temporary striping, with permanent s

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 15, 2014

When you live in beautiful surroundings, like those in Morgan County, you are bound to spend a lot of time outdoors.  The sunshine makes you feel so carefree, most people don’t even think about little things like checking for ticks after a great hike or walk through the woods.

When you live in beautiful surroundings, like those in Morgan County, you are bound to spend a lot of time outdoors.  The sunshine makes you feel so carefree, most people don’t even think about little things like checking for ticks after a great hike or walk through the woods.

June 15, 2014

“Today’s beautiful moments are tomorrow’s beautiful memories.”  This is a thought on the wall in the Mane Attraction salon in Morgan. It is much more than a thought to co-owner of the salon, Michelle Peterson.  It is the objective: to help create those beautiful moments that will become beautiful memories. Beautiful memories have been created there for generations. 

“Today’s beautiful moments are tomorrow’s beautiful memories.”  This is a thought on the wall in the Mane Attraction salon in Morgan. It is much more than a thought to co-owner of the salon, Michelle Peterson.  It is the objective: to help create those beautiful moments that will become beautiful memories.

June 15, 2014

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

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

June 12, 2014

Morgan Valley is blessed with native grasses that make it one of the most beautiful places to live anywhere. Unfortunately, noxious weeds such as Dyer’s Woad and Scotch Thistle are invading the county.  

By Jim Bledsoe
Morgan Valley is blessed with native grasses that make it one of the most beautiful places to live anywhere. Unfortunately, noxious weeds such as Dyer’s Woad and Scotch Thistle are invading the county.  

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

With all the changes happening within the walls of the Morgan City offices the past few months, one can expect a period of transition.  There have been many misgivings about the 4th of July celebration with all these changes, but Morgan City officials are happy to announce that the show must go on.

With all the changes happening within the walls of the Morgan City offices the past few months, one can expect a period of transition.  There have been many misgivings about the 4th of July celebration with all these changes, but Morgan City officials are happy to announce that the show must go on.

June 12, 2014

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

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

June 1, 2014

This year the Morgan County Fair will be held July 28 – Aug. 2.  Animals are being raised for showing and prizes, new recipes are being tried and tasted, craft projects are starting and, of course, quilting has hopefully begun.

This year the Morgan County Fair will be held July 28 – Aug. 2.  Animals are being raised for showing and prizes, new recipes are being tried and tasted, craft projects are starting and, of course, quilting has hopefully begun.

June 1, 2014

Dallen Calder will be receiving his Eagle this Sunday, June 1, 2014.  Calder has enjoyed the journey that has led to getting his Eagle rank in the scouting program.  

Dallen Calder will be receiving his Eagle this Sunday, June 1, 2014.  Calder has enjoyed the journey that has led to getting his Eagle rank in the scouting program.  

June 1, 2014

Morgan youth eagerly watched the skies, hoping for a cloud free morning this Memorial Day. After a rained out flight schedule on Saturday, the young fliers were especially excited to be out in the beautiful weather Monday morning.

Morgan youth eagerly watched the skies, hoping for a cloud free morning this Memorial Day. After a rained out flight schedule on Saturday, the young fliers were especially excited to be out in the beautiful weather Monday morning.

June 1, 2014

The Morgan County Veterans of American Legion Post 67 and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 6154 invite the community to honor and pay tribute to those brave women and men who have given the ultimate sacrifice and those who have served our great Nation.  Saturday, May 24 Poppies will be available at Ridleys  for your donation to help our disabled veterans, Poppies will also be at Hinds Quick Stop on Monday, May 26.

The Morgan County Veterans of American Legion Post 67 and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 6154 invite the community to honor and pay tribute to those brave women and men who have given the ultimate sacrifice and those who have served our great Nation.  Saturday, May 24 Poppies will be available at Ridleys  for your donation to help our disabled veterans, Poppi

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

This month marks two years since the official ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of the Trojan Century Center. The 46,600-square-foot physical education and recreation facility sits on the district campus between Morgan High School and football field. The building houses an artificial turf practice field for football/baseball/soccer/golf, an indoor track, basketball/volleyball/tennis court and two classrooms.

By Diana Windley

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

The Morgan County Sheriff’s office is looking for vandals in Mountain Green and Milton.  A storage shed at the Milton Cemetery was damaged last week.  Damage is shown in the photo on this page.  A reward of $300 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible. 

The Morgan County Sheriff’s office is looking for vandals in Mountain Green and Milton.  A storage shed at the Milton Cemetery was damaged last week.  Damage is shown in the photo on this page.  A reward of $300 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible. 

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 31, 2014

There are not many people still alive today who can say they have actually been in flight in the belly of a B-17 bomber.  Morgan resident Alan Vesper and his father, Nick, can now mark that off their bucket list.

There are not many people still alive today who can say they have actually been in flight in the belly of a B-17 bomber.  Morgan resident Alan Vesper and his father, Nick, can now mark that off their bucket list.

May 31, 2014

Early Friday morning, May 16, a 67-year-old female driver lost control of her Honda Odyssey on Interstate 84, sending it off the road near the Morgan exit. 

Early Friday morning, May 16, a 67-year-old female driver lost control of her Honda Odyssey on Interstate 84, sending it off the road near the Morgan exit. 

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 Saturday, May 17, which is also Armed Forces Day, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Morgan County Airport Advisory Board will be sponsoring the Fourth annual Veteran’s Recognition Day beginning at 10 a.m. at the Morgan County Airport (located at 5000 Cottonwood Canyon  Rd., Mountain Green) to recognize and honor all veterans from all branches of service. 

On Saturday, May 17, which is also Armed Forces Day, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Morgan County Airport Advisory Board will be sponsoring the Fourth annual Veteran’s Recognition Day beginning at 10 a.m.

May 16, 2014

Since the city of Morgan bid a fond farewell to Steph’s Drive In, nothing has been more talked about and more anticipated than the opening of J’s Drive In.  The wait is finally over.  Drop what you are doing and head over to J’s right now.  It is worth it.

Since the city of Morgan bid a fond farewell to Steph’s Drive In, nothing has been more talked about and more anticipated than the opening of J’s Drive In.  The wait is finally over.  Drop what you are doing and head over to J’s right now.  It is worth it.

May 16, 2014

On April 22, 2014, four local residents, all member of the Morgan LDS Stake, received their BSA Wood Badge beads.  

On April 22, 2014, four local residents, all member of the Morgan LDS Stake, received their BSA Wood Badge beads.  
Wood Badge is Scouting’s premier training course designed by founder Baden-Powell in 1919 for scouters to learn leadership and practical Scouting skills.

May 16, 2014

The Morgan County Library announced its National Library Week Story Writing Contest winners.

The Morgan County Library announced its National Library Week Story Writing Contest winners.

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

I had to go back.

by James P. Ecker 
I had to go back.  

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 16, 2014

On Saturday, May 24, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 58 from Ogden 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, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 58 from Ogden 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 16, 2014

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

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

May 11, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, crowds gathered around railroad tracks in Morgan County waiting for “Big Boy.” This mammoth size steam engine was built in 1941 and weighs in at a whopping 1.2 million pounds.

Tuesday, May 6, crowds gathered around railroad tracks in Morgan County waiting for “Big Boy.” This mammoth size steam engine was built in 1941 and weighs in at a whopping 1.2 million pounds.

May 11, 2014

The Morgan Conservation District is asking for residents’ help in fighting the war on weeds, specifically the noxious dyer’s woad that is now widespread in the county and 24 other counties in the state.

The Morgan Conservation District is asking for residents’ help in fighting the war on weeds, specifically the noxious dyer’s woad that is now widespread in the county and 24 other counties in the state.

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

Come celebrate spring at Morgan Community Choir’s 15th annual spring concert to be held Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan High School auditorium.  The choir sings old familiar favorites like selections from “The Sound of Music,” “American Folk Suite,” “The Prayer” and the beautiful “Homeland” set to the music of Gustav Holst.  Sacred hymns, a famous newer Broadway tune and even a vocal version of the “William Tell Overture” are part of the fun too.   

Come celebrate spring at Morgan Community Choir’s 15th annual spring concert to be held Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m.

May 11, 2014

Family Fun Night will be held on Monday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at the Morgan County library.

Family Fun Night will be held on Monday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at the Morgan County library.
Come join in on the fun as local resident, Jerry Pierce brings his magic to the library.  There will be activities for the kids and information about our Summer Reading Program will be shared.  

May 11, 2014

Birkeland, Hone eliminated from state races

Birkeland, Hone eliminated from state races
Following last weekend’s State Republican Party Convention, two local residents won’t be proceeding onto the November ballot for state offices.

May 11, 2014

Peterson may be Morgan County’s next Mountain Green.

Peterson may be Morgan County’s next Mountain Green.

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

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

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

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

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

May 2, 2014

A new business has opened its doors on Commercial Street. Glassed Up! carries an eclectic mix of upcycled glassware and vintage furniture. 

 
A new business has opened its doors on Commercial Street. Glassed Up! carries an eclectic mix of upcycled glassware and vintage furniture. 

May 2, 2014

Vendor booths available

 
Vendor booths available
 

May 2, 2014

Ten years ago Raquel Gonzalez moved to Morgan from Uruguay. Her husband Fernando had already been here for two years earning and saving money for his family to join him. After moving to Morgan and finding employment at Steph’s, Gonzalez’s passion had been ignited. Gonzalez shares, “I love cooking.” Opening her own restaurant had been a longtime dream of Gonzalez’s, one that has finally come true.

Ten years ago Raquel Gonzalez moved to Morgan from Uruguay. Her husband Fernando had already been here for two years earning and saving money for his family to join him. After moving to Morgan and finding employment at Steph’s, Gonzalez’s passion had been ignited.

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

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

By: Karen Eddington, Beta Literary Club Vice President 
 

May 1, 2014

To celebrate National Library Week in April, the Morgan County Library is sponsoring a story writing contest.

To celebrate National Library Week in April, the Morgan County Library is sponsoring a story writing contest.

May 1, 2014

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

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

April 13, 2014

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

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

April 13, 2014

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

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

April 13, 2014

It seems that every week there is a story about the generosity of people in Morgan County.  This week Mountain Green Elementary was home to such an event.

It seems that every week there is a story about the generosity of people in Morgan County.  This week Mountain Green Elementary was home to such an event.

April 13, 2014

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

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

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

Earlier this week one of Morgan’s oldest homes was torn down. Built in 1869, the home was originally inhabited by the Samuel and Esther Francis family.  

Earlier this week one of Morgan’s oldest homes was torn down. Built in 1869, the home was originally inhabited by the Samuel and Esther Francis family.  

April 13, 2014

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

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

March 30, 2014

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

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

March 30, 2014

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

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

March 30, 2014

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

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

March 30, 2014

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

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

March 30, 2014

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

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

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

March 25, 2014
Community lends many helpful hands

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

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

March 23, 2014

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national program offering free federal and state income tax preparation for individuals and families with annual incomes of $52,000 or less.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national program offering free federal and state income tax preparation for individuals and families with annual incomes of $52,000 or less.

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Roger and Joan Nold made Morgan their home last summer when they purchased 27 acres on Highway 66.  The new Morgan residents have family members in different areas of military service, which has instilled in them a sense of gratitude and patriotism.  When their son joined the Army reserves, Joan began reading books and researching about the effects of war and veterans with a stronger focus.  

Roger and Joan Nold made Morgan their home last summer when they purchased 27 acres on Highway 66.  The new Morgan residents have family members in different areas of military service, which has instilled in them a sense of gratitude and patriotism.  When their son joined the Army reserves, Joan began reading books and researching about the effects of war and veterans with

March 23, 2014

“Many friends” discussed “many lands” at the Morgan County Library’s family fun night Feb. 24.

“Many friends” discussed “many lands” at the Morgan County Library’s family fun night Feb. 24.
Morgan County Librarian, Valerie Hancock said there were approximately 75 people in attendance.

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

The annual Morgan Lions basketball tournament will be held Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, at the Morgan Middle School gym.  

The annual Morgan Lions basketball tournament will be held Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, at the Morgan Middle School gym.  
Games begin at 4:30 p.m.  The tournament features the seventh and eighth grade boys and girls from various teams from around the northern part of Utah.  

March 23, 2014

Last week the Morgan Lions Club hosted their always-popular annual basketball tournament.  Lions Club President DeOrr Peterson thanked everyone who helped to make this year’s basketball tournament a fun and exciting event.  

Last week the Morgan Lions Club hosted their always-popular annual basketball tournament.  Lions Club President DeOrr Peterson thanked everyone who helped to make this year’s basketball tournament a fun and exciting event.  

March 23, 2014

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”  –Plato

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”  –Plato
What does music do for a community?  It makes for a wonderful evening full of memories.  It combines past memories and newly made memories, bringing folks together. 

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

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

To chase away the winter blues, Get your mind to think of color hues.

By Lyletta Searle
To chase away the winter blues, Get your mind to think of color hues.
The Morgan County Fair Quilt Auction will soon be here.

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

Each year husbands ask their wives what they would like for Christmas, and most men would take it as a joke if their wife told them a zebra.  However Bryan Becker knew his wife, Karen, wasn’t like most women when she asked for a zebra seven years ago.  So he bought a zebra at—where else—Zebras R Us.  

Each year husbands ask their wives what they would like for Christmas, and most men would take it as a joke if their wife told them a zebra.  However Bryan Becker knew his wife, Karen, wasn’t like most women when she asked for a zebra seven years ago.  So he bought a zebra at—where else—Zebras R Us.  

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

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

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

March 23, 2014

Wednesday evening Morgan High School band students, parents and community members were treated to a special performance from the Ogden Buddhist Taiko drum group.

Wednesday evening Morgan High School band students, parents and community members were treated to a special performance from the Ogden Buddhist Taiko drum group.

March 23, 2014

Cayden Campbell, 13, who suffered severe head injuries after an ATV accident last Friday, is now home in Enterprise starting what his mother, Tisha, calls a “miraculous” recovery.

Cayden Campbell, 13, who suffered severe head injuries after an ATV accident last Friday, is now home in Enterprise starting what his mother, Tisha, calls a “miraculous” recovery.

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

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

The American Red Cross needs blood and platelet donors to help restock the blood supply this February. Severe winter weather throughout January across much of the country forced the cancellation of about 770 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in more than 25,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. 

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

February 8, 2014

Often when we hear of allergies we think of fall sniffles and watery eyes. While those may be an annoyance for many, one type of allergy less commonly talked about, and less understood, is that of food allergies. 

Often when we hear of allergies we think of fall sniffles and watery eyes. While those may be an annoyance for many, one type of allergy less commonly talked about, and less understood, is that of food allergies. 

February 1, 2014

In a larger community, an unassuming, gentle man like Duane Stock may have gone unnoticed, but a man such as this is celebrated in our small town.

In a larger community, an unassuming, gentle man like Duane Stock may have gone unnoticed, but a man such as this is celebrated in our small town.

February 1, 2014

Most boy scouts start their training as young boys, giving them plenty of time to earn all the merit badges and advancements they need to become Eagle Scouts before they graduate high school.

Most boy scouts start their training as young boys, giving them plenty of time to earn all the merit badges and advancements they need to become Eagle Scouts before they graduate high school.

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.  

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

Christy Dorrity moved to Mountain Green nearly two years ago with her husband, Devon, and five children. This family brings a little bit of magic to our community.

Christy Dorrity moved to Mountain Green nearly two years ago with her husband, Devon, and five children. This family brings a little bit of magic to our community.

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

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

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

January 25, 2014

“By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.” this is the theme of the Morgan Stake Relief Society retreat on Jan. 25, 2013.  

“By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.” this is the theme of the Morgan Stake Relief Society retreat on Jan. 25, 2013.  

January 12, 2014

A couple of weeks ago an author from Morgan came into the bookstore.  She asked whether we would interested in stocking her book.  We have a good selection of science fiction and fantasy in the bookstore and I always like to support local authors so I told her we would be happy to.  I will confess that I am a lover of science fiction/fantasy and that genre is one of the best stocked in the store.  I was also looking  for a good book to read over the holidays so I took a copy home to read.

A couple of weeks ago an author from Morgan came into the bookstore.  She asked whether we would interested in stocking her book.  We have a good selection of science fiction and fantasy in the bookstore and I always like to support local authors so I told her we would be happy to.  I will confess that I am a lover of science fiction/fantasy and that genre is one of th

January 12, 2014

Soldiers, innkeepers, shepherds, angels, wise men, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.  All were present at the Milton church on Dec. 12 to usher in the Christmas season as the Special Needs Institute treated the community to a special nativity pageant.  As usual, the early show was a standing-room only event and the second show was packed almost to capacity.  

Soldiers, innkeepers, shepherds, angels, wise men, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.  All were present at the Milton church on Dec. 12 to usher in the Christmas season as the Special Needs Institute treated the community to a special nativity pageant.  As usual, the early show was a standing-room only event and the second show was packed almost to capacity.

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

The word “tradition,” has a complex definition. Webster’s New Explorer Dictionary defines tradition to be “a belief or custom passed from generations to generation.”

The word “tradition,” has a complex definition. Webster’s New Explorer Dictionary defines tradition to be “a belief or custom passed from generations to generation.”
 Some Morgan County residents shared their traditions.

January 12, 2014

The Morgan Conservation District held a thank you and going away party for Fred Thurston, Tuesday, Dec. 10. 

The Morgan Conservation District held a thank you and going away party for Fred Thurston, Tuesday, Dec. 10. 

January 12, 2014

Families waited in line down the long hall of the courthouse just as they do every year waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for their turn to see the Jolly old man Saint Nick.  Hundreds of local residents look forward to this annual tradition with both excitement and nostalgia.  

Families waited in line down the long hall of the courthouse just as they do every year waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for their turn to see the Jolly old man Saint Nick.  Hundreds of local residents look forward to this annual tradition with both excitement and nostalgia.  

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

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

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

January 12, 2014

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

The trap shoot put on by the Morgan FFA Chapter as a fundraiser in the first of November could have gone no better.  Many people throughout the community willingly donated prizes and money, while others showed up for the actual shoot to spend time with friends and family and just to have fun.  It was a huge success!  

The trap shoot put on by the Morgan FFA Chapter as a fundraiser in the first of November could have gone no better.  Many people throughout the community willingly donated prizes and money, while others showed up for the actual shoot to spend time with friends and family and just to have fun.  It was a huge success!  

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

American Legion Post 67 and VFW Post 6154 held their annual Christmas party in the Morgan County Auditorium on Wednesday evening, Dec. 4. All veterans throughout the county were invited to attend this annual get-together for pie and ice cream and be entertained by the Nelson Brother’s Band. This was a great opportunity for members of both posts and other invited veterans to come together and get to know one another during this special time of the year. 

By Jim NickersonCommander, American Legion Post 67

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

This time of year is generally filled with shopping and stress.  There is pressure to make sure everyone is happy on Christmas morning.  It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.  

This time of year is generally filled with shopping and stress.  There is pressure to make sure everyone is happy on Christmas morning.  It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.  

December 28, 2013

The holidays are here.  Snow, hot chocolate, family gatherings near and far, and music!

By Sylvia Lyon
The holidays are here.  Snow, hot chocolate, family gatherings near and far, and music!
The Morgan Community Choir is presenting the 15th Annual Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. 

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

In the spirit of the holiday season, eight amateur radio (ham) operators found a way to bring some joy to disadvantaged and shut-in children of all ages.  Thanks to the world-wide range of amateur radio equipment, it’s possible for hams to communicate with other hams almost anywhere on earth, including Santa Claus at the North Pole.  Thus was born the North Pole Network (NPN) which purports to use special satellite links to allow kids to talk one-on-one with the jolly old elf himself.

By Dion Dostaler, W7DEE

December 28, 2013

Ginny Tilby impressed the students of Morgan Elementary School with her quick drawing and talented illustrations as she introduced herself and taught lessons she has learned through sketches projected onto the wall.  

Ginny Tilby impressed the students of Morgan Elementary School with her quick drawing and talented illustrations as she introduced herself and taught lessons she has learned through sketches projected onto the wall.  

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

The arrival of Deseret Book items on the shelves of Morgan Valley Crafts has brought a lot of attention to Commercial Street.

The arrival of Deseret Book items on the shelves of Morgan Valley Crafts has brought a lot of attention to Commercial Street.

December 28, 2013

The Morgan County Historical Society is happy to announce the completion of their project to provide an index of the popular book “Mountains Conquered.”  

The Morgan County Historical Society is happy to announce the completion of their project to provide an index of the popular book “Mountains Conquered.”  

December 28, 2013

While the Morgan County School Board seeks an option to congested city streets during school arrival and dismissal, Morgan City officials said they are still seeking financing options for a new bridge at the end of Young Street.  The bridge would span the Weber River, connecting Young Street to Commercial Street near the Morgan County Fairgrounds.

Young Street Bridge still in the works

December 28, 2013

Among the fun and games of Ol’ Time Christmas there was some friendly competition.  

Among the fun and games of Ol’ Time Christmas there was some friendly competition.  
The Light Parade, now in its second year, was an enjoyable event.  Families and businesses decorated floats and vehicles with Christmas lights to entertain the crowd bundled along the route.  

December 28, 2013

Drifting snow added to the ambiance as the community gathered around to count down the lighting of the Christmas tree in the center of Commercial Street at the end of the fourth annual Ol’ Time Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7.  The city street looked like a scene right out of a Hallmark Christmas movie where neighbors, friends and family gather around to celebrate together.

Drifting snow added to the ambiance as the community gathered around to count down the lighting of the Christmas tree in the center of Commercial Street at the end of the fourth annual Ol’ Time Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec.

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

This is the first week of a new column in The Morgan County News.  We will bring you information and reviews about the books stocked by Morgan Valley Crafts.  We hope that this will be helpful to you as you make your decisions about what books to choose.

This is the first week of a new column in The Morgan County News.  We will bring you information and reviews about the books stocked by Morgan Valley Crafts.  We hope that this will be helpful to you as you make your decisions about what books to choose.

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

The soldiers lived on two or three bowls of rice a day until it was almost gone. Only one ship got through at night to unload rice and got out before morning. The soldiers felt lucky to finally get just one bowl of rice once a day for the last two or three months.  Because Corregidor was under attack from the sky and sea with no hope of reinforcements, the men fought on heroically, but were forced to surrender on May 6, 1942.  

Part two of a two-part series

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

Another era is coming to an end in Morgan.  Wally’s Automotive will be closing its doors to business for the last time this week and Wally Kitchin will be entering a new phase of his life: retirement.  

Another era is coming to an end in Morgan.  Wally’s Automotive will be closing its doors to business for the last time this week and Wally Kitchin will be entering a new phase of his life: retirement.  

December 28, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

November 28, 2013

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

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

November 28, 2013

On Saturday, Oct. 26, over 1,200 parents, children and friends got in the Halloween mood with a “Trunk or Treat” hosted by Young Ford. 

On Saturday, Oct. 26, over 1,200 parents, children and friends got in the Halloween mood with a “Trunk or Treat” hosted by Young Ford. 

November 9, 2013

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

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

November 9, 2013

The 2-year-old son of Curt and Dusty Morgan, Gustus loves to play outside, rain or shine, alongside is dog.  He loves his pet fish, baby horse, trains, big trucks and tractors.

The 2-year-old son of Curt and Dusty Morgan, Gustus loves to play outside, rain or shine, alongside is dog.  He loves his pet fish, baby horse, trains, big trucks and tractors.
Instead of monitoring his mischief and shenanigans, his parents have lately been monitoring his breathing and heartbeat on hospital equipment following a terrible accident Oct. 12.

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

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

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

November 9, 2013

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

When Dallen Calder saw little children running into the street without looking for cars to chase balls behind the high school soccer goal, he knew he had found a great Eagle Scout project.  He put up a net behind the goal to prevent balls from rolling into the street and completed the project a week before school started in August.

When Dallen Calder saw little children running into the street without looking for cars to chase balls behind the high school soccer goal, he knew he had found a great Eagle Scout project.  He put up a net behind the goal to prevent balls from rolling into the street and completed the project a week before school started in August.

November 9, 2013

As time goes by every industry goes through changes, and the towing business is no exception.  Since Glenn’s Towing opened in 1956, full-service gas stations have been replaced by convenience stores in strip malls. Lease options and longer warranties have made it easier to rotate through new cars instead of buying used. Changes like this have led to a decrease in business for local towing companies.

As time goes by every industry goes through changes, and the towing business is no exception.  Since Glenn’s Towing opened in 1956, full-service gas stations have been replaced by convenience stores in strip malls. Lease options and longer warranties have made it easier to rotate through new cars instead of buying used.

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

The city of Morgan is proud of the fact that Commercial Street is slowly coming back to life.  New signs have appeared throughout the year marking that growth.  The newest sign on the street belongs to Morgan Valley Crafts.

The city of Morgan is proud of the fact that Commercial Street is slowly coming back to life.  New signs have appeared throughout the year marking that growth.  The newest sign on the street belongs to Morgan Valley Crafts.

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.

November 9, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

What started out ages ago as the Samhain festival and All Hallow’s Day has lead to the present-day traditions of Halloween. 

What started out ages ago as the Samhain festival and All Hallow’s Day has lead to the present-day traditions of Halloween. 

October 14, 2013

The winner of the Daughter of Utah Pioneer quilt was announced at the opening social of the Morgan Company on Tuesday, Sept. 17.  After the meeting, where every camp was represented, a special drawing of the winning ticket took place.  This year the winner sat among the “daughters” and was surprised as her name was announced.  Carol Tonks (pictured, holding her newly won quilt), is a long-time resident of Morgan and as a daughter, serves as treasurer in the Mt. Joy Camp.  Congratulations, Carol!

The winner of the Daughter of Utah Pioneer quilt was announced at the opening social of the Morgan Company on Tuesday, Sept.

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew of the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their combined Eagle Scout Court of Honor with their normal Court of Honor at the Highlands Church Building on Oct. 2.  Cameron Winn, Star Scout in the Troop, conducted and the flag ceremony was performed by the Troop’s 11-year-old patrol under the direction of Jaxon Fowers.  

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew of the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their combined Eagle Scout Court of Honor with their normal Court of Honor at the Highlands Church Building on Oct.

October 14, 2013

In 1894-95 a brick school was constructed on Highway 30/Lincoln Highway (1460 Old Highway Road) on property purchased by the Stoddard School Trustees from William L. Smith.  The property purchase price was $50.  

In 1894-95 a brick school was constructed on Highway 30/Lincoln Highway (1460 Old Highway Road) on property purchased by the Stoddard School Trustees from William L. Smith.  The property purchase price was $50.  

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

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

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

October 14, 2013

If you happen to be a lover of Morgan High School, parades, volleyball and the color pink, then Oct. 3 is your lucky day. The Morgan Lady Trojan volley ball team will play their fourth annual “Pink Night” match, with proceeds going towards cancer research. 

If you happen to be a lover of Morgan High School, parades, volleyball and the color pink, then Oct. 3 is your lucky day. The Morgan Lady Trojan volley ball team will play their fourth annual “Pink Night” match, with proceeds going towards cancer research. 

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

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

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

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

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October 8, 2013

Nearly 200 runners showed just how bright they are by supporting the Morgan Education Foundation at the Color Us Bright Fun Run on Saturday Sept. 21.  

Nearly 200 runners showed just how bright they are by supporting the Morgan Education Foundation at the Color Us Bright Fun Run on Saturday Sept. 21.  

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

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

Young Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4UR School program to Morgan High School at 344 E. Young Street on Friday, Sept. 27 in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for education in Morgan.

Young Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4UR School program to Morgan High School at 344 E. Young Street on Friday, Sept. 27 in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for education in 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

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

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

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

October 5, 2013

Saturday, Aug. 30, was an exciting day for Morgan residents Cameron Jones and Chad Peterson.  Having traveled to Loveland, Colorado, to compete in the High Plains Regional Finals in team roping, their years of training and practice paid off.  Cousins, Jones and Peterson participated in the #10 Shoot-Out and took home the win along with the pot of $10,082, a pair of Martin Trophy saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex earnings which will help send them to compete in the United States Team Roping Championships National Finals.

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October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

JR Hopkin is excited about a lot of changes in his future, most of all a new baby to arrive in early October.  In addition to his bundle of joy, Hopkin plans on a change of occupations.  After 8 years of serving Morgan delicious cooked-to-order burgers and fries, Hopkin has decided to hand the torch over to someone else.   Hopkin plans to sell Steph’s to local businessman Blane Smith. This will be the first time since the business has opened in 1957 that someone outside the family has owned the establishment.

JR Hopkin is excited about a lot of changes in his future, most of all a new baby to arrive in early October.  In addition to his bundle of joy, Hopkin plans on a change of occupations.  After 8 years of serving Morgan delicious cooked-to-order burgers and fries, Hopkin has decided to hand the torch over to someone else.

September 10, 2013

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

By Ryan Windley

September 10, 2013

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

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

September 10, 2013

“Dig Into Reading” is the theme for the next family fun night at Morgan County Library, which has also been the theme for 2013 summer reading program. Librarian Valerie Hancock explained, “The evening’s event will represent both the quarterly family fun night and the summer reading program’s closing activity.” It will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

“Dig Into Reading” is the theme for the next family fun night at Morgan County Library, which has also been the theme for 2013 summer reading program.

September 1, 2013

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

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

September 1, 2013

The second annual Milton round up brought past and present Milton residents together to celebrate the community and to unite residents of the oldest area of Morgan.  Pioneer day was an appropriate day to join in celebration at the Milton Park.  At the peak between 450 and 500 people attended; but with five hours of entertainment, families were coming and going throughout the evening.  Many, however, enjoyed the full night’s events.  

The second annual Milton round up brought past and present Milton residents together to celebrate the community and to unite residents of the oldest area of Morgan.  Pioneer day was an appropriate day to join in celebration at the Milton Park.  At the peak between 450 and 500 people attended; but with five hours of entertainment, families were coming and go

September 1, 2013

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

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

September 1, 2013

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

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

September 1, 2013

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

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

September 1, 2013

The Young Ford in Morgan’s grand opening event on Saturday, Aug. 17 was meant as a reflection of what the new owners hope their reputation will continue to be in Morgan County: family friendly, fun and fair.

The Young Ford in Morgan’s grand opening event on Saturday, Aug. 17 was meant as a reflection of what the new owners hope their reputation will continue to be in Morgan County: family friendly, fun and fair.

August 21, 2013

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

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

August 21, 2013

The Morgan Musical Theater Camp worked hard for two weeks on their show “Wild, Wonderful, World of Walt Disney.”  Each of their dedication showed during their two performances at Morgan High School on July 19 and 20.  Parents, families and friends flocked to the auditorium to watch the actors sing and dance on stage.  

The Morgan Musical Theater Camp worked hard for two weeks on their show “Wild, Wonderful, World of Walt Disney.”  Each of their dedication showed during their two performances at Morgan High School on July 19 and 20.  Parents, families and friends flocked to the auditorium to watch the actors sing and dance on stage.  

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

At the annual Morgan Relay For Life event, residents come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. 

At the annual Morgan Relay For Life event, residents come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. 

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 8, 2013

When you live in a small town, soccer can be pretty competitive. The kids love to play and they love to win, which is what makes this story so touching.
Jackson Sommers was born with cerebellar atrophy, which happens when the cerebellum is smaller than normal or has atrophied from a previous state. Jackson had an MRI at 10 months old and by the time he was 2 years old, his cerebellum had atrophied to 40 percent of what a normal cerebellum should be.

When you live in a small town, soccer can be pretty competitive. The kids love to play and they love to win, which is what makes this story so touching.

August 3, 2013

Emma Loo Bell was born on June 22, 1923, at home in Morgan.  Over the course of the next 90 years, Emma Loo travelled the canyon many times making comments how she thought it would be fun to ride in a semi-truck.  For years she thought it would be fun to sit up high and be able to see more.  

Emma Loo Bell was born on June 22, 1923, at home in Morgan.  Over the course of the next 90 years, Emma Loo travelled the canyon many times making comments how she thought it would be fun to ride in a semi-truck.  For years she thought it would be fun to sit up high and be able to see more.  

August 3, 2013

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

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

August 3, 2013

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

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

August 3, 2013

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

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

August 3, 2013

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

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

August 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

Last weekend, the Morgan community rallied together with an outpouring of support for a beloved resident.  

 
Last weekend, the Morgan community rallied together with an outpouring of support for a beloved resident.  

August 3, 2013

A large group of Morgan children have eagerly been going to school every day for the last two weeks.  While spending two hours or more a day with teachers in classes at the high school may not sound like what every summer breaker wants to be doing in July, these children have gladly done it; some as young as 4 years old.  

A large group of Morgan children have eagerly been going to school every day for the last two weeks.  While spending two hours or more a day with teachers in classes at the high school may not sound like what ever

August 3, 2013

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

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

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.
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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

Mayor Jim Egbert commemorates the Family Dollar Grand Opening early Saturday morning by cutting the ceremonial ribbon. District Manager Brian Woodland and Store Manager Shari Green listened as Egbert wished them well, “Good luck to you. We hope you get all the support in the world. It looks good, looks great!”

Mayor Jim Egbert commemorates the Family Dollar Grand Opening early Saturday morning by cutting the ceremonial ribbon. District Manager Brian Woodland and Store Manager Shari Green listened as Egbert wished them well, “Good luck to you. We hope you get all the support in the world. It looks good, looks great!”

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

For several years now, Mont Wolley has taken Morgan friends and family on some incredible Church of Latter-day Saint history tours.  Each year he says it is the last time, and each year someone convinces him to do just one more.

For several years now, Mont Wolley has taken Morgan friends and family on some incredible Church of Latter-day Saint history tours.  Each year he says it is the last time, and each year someone convinces him to do just one more.

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 24, 2013

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

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

July 24, 2013

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

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

July 24, 2013

Milton has a rich history of pioneering spirit and fortitude.  The early settlers left current Milton residents more than stories, folklore, examples and histories, they also left names that have endured over the course of time,  some more than a century.  On the other hand, Thurstonville and Morganville have long since been renamed.  

Milton has a rich history of pioneering spirit and fortitude.  The early settlers left current Milton residents more than stories, folklore, examples and histories, they also left names that have endured over the course of time,  some more than a century.  On the other hand, Thurstonville and Morganville have long since been renamed.  

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

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

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

July 8, 2013

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

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

July 8, 2013

“Is anyone here a redneck?” questioned the announcer at the United Truck Pulls on Saturday, June 15. This would seem to be a redundant question to outsiders, but those inside the sport know that there is more to truck pulls than that.

“Is anyone here a redneck?” questioned the announcer at the United Truck Pulls on Saturday, June 15. This would seem to be a redundant question to outsiders, but those inside the sport know that there is more to truck pulls than that.

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

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

Riverside Park was full of children, laughter, games and Bible stories during the Party in the Park last week presented by Morgan Grace Fellowship.

Riverside Park was full of children, laughter, games and Bible stories during the Party in the Park last week presented by Morgan Grace Fellowship.

July 8, 2013

The eagerly anticipated opening of The Rib Shack is finally here.  The new restaurant opened on July 3.

The eagerly anticipated opening of The Rib Shack is finally here.  The new restaurant opened on July 3.
Hours of operation will be 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., closed Sunday.  Take-out and catering options are also available.

July 8, 2013

The eagerly anticipated opening of The Rib Shack is finally here.  The new restaurant opened on July 3.

The eagerly anticipated opening of The Rib Shack is finally here.  The new restaurant opened on July 3.
Hours of operation will be 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., closed Sunday.  Take-out and catering options are also available.

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

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

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

July 8, 2013

Many young boys have a dream of being a cowboy. A small group of college students decided to bring this dream to life. Several young men from Texas determined to ride all the way from Mexico to Canada, and rode through Morgan earlier this week. 

Many young boys have a dream of being a cowboy. A small group of college students decided to bring this dream to life. Several young men from Texas determined to ride all the way from Mexico to Canada, and rode through Morgan earlier this week. 

July 8, 2013

As Washington Heights volunteers finished up their week-long service at her home, Angela Hubble reminisces while reading through a journal kept to remind her of her experiences. Each of the workers has added a few words of their love as she has penned her own words of gratitude. 

As Washington Heights volunteers finished up their week-long service at her home, Angela Hubble reminisces while reading through a journal kept to remind her of her experiences. Each of the workers has added a few words of their love as she has penned her own words of gratitude. 

June 30, 2013
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In the entertainment venue, summer hits have been largely centered around superheroes.  Locally, we have our own superheroes—those who volunteer countless hours and dollars to serve their community.
Cries of sadness could be heard all over town from the lack of Independence Day festivities.  Becky Shaw heard that call and came to the rescue.  In a single bound she picked up the heavy torch and took on the daunting task of planning an entire Fourth of July celebration in just a few weeks. 
Thankfully, many people stepped up and volunteered to be her sidekicks.  You may have seen someone running around town handing out parade flyers or throwing together last-minute floats.  If you see them without their capes, please assist them with this crazy undertaking.  If you would like to enter a float in the parade, there is still time!

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

June 30, 2013

As you made your way through Morgan City this week, one couldn’t help but notice all the red shirts around town.
Every year, the Washington Heights Church picks a community to serve.  The church has several mission programs overseas that members participate in, but members who couldn’t afford to travel across the globe wanted to affect change in their local communities. 
This desire to serve and “share God’s love” sparked the original “Serve Ogden” efforts.  Last year “Serve Ogden” became “Serve Bountiful,” and this year “Serve Morgan” was born.

As you made your way through Morgan City this week, one couldn’t help but notice all the red shirts around town.

June 26, 2013

Almost half of the registered voters in Morgan County turned out to the polls Tuesday night to defeat the proposed Morgan County School District voted local levy. 
About 30 people gathered at the county offices late Tuesday night to view the results: 64.41 percent (1,600 votes) against, 35.59 percent (884 votes) for.  Of 5,495 registered voters, 45 percent visited the polls (2,485 voters).
Voter turnout was highest in the Croydon District, where 66 percent of registered voters cast their votes strictly by absentee ballot.  Compared to the other six voting districts, the Croydon District also had the highest percentage (80.7 percent) of voters voting against the levy.
Voter turnout was lowest in the Mountain Green District at 38.8 percent. 
The district with the highest percentage voting for the levy was North Morgan, where 43 percent cast ballots supporting the levy. 
Official results will be unveiled at the July 9 canvas, where absentee and provisional ballots will be included in the final tally.  As of Tuesday, 137 absentee ballots were still out.  To be included in the July 9 canvas, the absentee ballots must be postmarked by June 24 or earlier. 

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

June 17, 2013

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

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

June 17, 2013

I met Katelyn Braithwaite in September 2012 at the library, where she had two collection boxes.  One was for school supplies and the other for children’s books. Impressed with her ambition and curious about the results of her efforts, I needed to find out what would drive such a young girl to do such big things.  I discovered that great examples and determination played a major role in her accomplishments.

I met Katelyn Braithwaite in September 2012 at the library, where she had two collection boxes.  One was for school supplies and the other for children’s books.

June 17, 2013

The Morgan County Library has started signups for families and individuals to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  The library encourages everyone to participate from babes in arms to 100-year-olds and even beyond, the library staff laughed as they realized there really are library patrons older than this.  

The Morgan County Library has started signups for families and individuals to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  The library encourages everyone to participate from babes in arms to 100-year-olds and even beyond, the library staff laughed as they realized there really are library patrons older than this.  

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

All the incumbents up for re-election on the Morgan City Council filed to continue holding their seats.  With a total of four seats up for grabs, two incumbents will run unopposed.  

Incumbents file for Morgan City Council positions

June 17, 2013

All the incumbents up for re-election on the Morgan City Council filed to continue holding their seats.  With a total of four seats up for grabs, two incumbents will run unopposed.  

Incumbents file for Morgan City Council positions

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

The Marie McQuiddy Daley Softball Tournament is held in honor of our courageous mother, daughter, relative and friend.  Please come cheer on teams and enjoy the day with us.  The tournament will take place this Saturday, June 15 at the Wilkinson Rec Plex.  For more information contact Audrey Peterson or Tara Hammer.

By Audrey Peterson

June 17, 2013

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

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

June 17, 2013

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

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

June 17, 2013

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

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

June 17, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

On Saturday, June 1 4-H and FFA members from around the county and surrounding areas gathered at the Morgan County Fairgrounds for the June Livestock Show. Students from grades 3 to 12 presented show steers and lambs to be judged in market and showmanship classes. In the market classes, the animals were put into groups based on their weight and were judged on their build and the quality of the animal. In the showmanship classes, students were divided by grade into senior, intermediate and junior showmanship groups. The students were then judged on their knowledge and ability to handle their animal and their animal’s appearance and behavior. 

By Niccole Haslam and Amanda Christensen

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

On Saturday, May 18, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board sponsored the third annual Veteran’s Recognition Day at the Morgan County Airport.

On Saturday, May 18, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board sponsored the third annual Veteran’s Recognition Day at the Morgan County Airport.

June 7, 2013

Sauce on your face is no disgrace at The Rib Shack, a restaurant with successful runs in both South Ogden and Syracuse that is set to open this summer in Morgan.  The establishment specializes in ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket with all the fixings.

Sauce on your face is no disgrace at The Rib Shack, a restaurant with successful runs in both South Ogden and Syracuse that is set to open this summer in Morgan.  The establishment specializes in ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket with all the fixings.

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

Familiar faces were seen all around at this year’s Morgan Academy of Dance recital.

Familiar faces were seen all around at this year’s Morgan Academy of Dance recital.

June 7, 2013

TSgt Darrin Sather, on active duty with the USAF, recently returned from South Korea to his home in Mtn. Green.  He not only received an emotional and heartwarming welcome from his wife Eleanor and their children Jackson, Alli and Julian but our local Boy Scouts from Troop 576 under Scout Master Carl Hipwell posted about 70 American flags on their street and driveway. Darrin and his son Jackson later participated in the Scouts Court of Honor and Darrin was our guest speaker.  Welcome Home Darrin!

TSgt Darrin Sather, on active duty with the USAF, recently returned from South Korea to his home in Mtn.

June 7, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

Larry Shepherd, a community outreach director with the U.S. Senate and a representative with Sen. Mike Lee’s office, visited Morgan May 30 and hopes to make other visits in the near future.

Larry Shepherd, a community outreach director with the U.S. Senate and a representative with Sen. Mike Lee’s office, visited Morgan May 30 and hopes to make other visits in the near future.

June 7, 2013

After 32 years of service Morgan’s favorite delivery guy, Brent Rose, has retired.  Rose made his last delivery on May 31, 2013.  

After 32 years of service Morgan’s favorite delivery guy, Brent Rose, has retired.  Rose made his last delivery on May 31, 2013.  

June 7, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

Snowbasin Resort will be kicking off its summer season this coming Father’s Day weekend. Starting June 15, Snowbasin will be open for operations on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.  

Snowbasin Resort will be kicking off its summer season this coming Father’s Day weekend. Starting June 15, Snowbasin will be open for operations on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.  

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

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.
The activity following the theme was service to others in the community. The services rendered by those in attendance were given with a smile. 

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

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

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

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

June 6, 2013

Following a change recently approved by the Morgan County Council, all dogs in Morgan County should be licensed every January.  Previously, dog owners licensed their animals anytime, and the license lasted a year from the original licensing date.  

All dogs in county up for January license renewal

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

 
Morgan Valley Ballet Company and Marcato Children’s Choir presented a show of fun and games, but it was obvious they put in a lot of work and practice to prepare for the performance.  

Morgan Valley Ballet Company and Marcato Children’s Choir presented a show of fun and games, but it was obvious they put in a lot of work and practice to prepare for the performance.  

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

The eighty-sixth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

The eighty-sixth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 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 6, 2013

Jacob Allen became one of our county’s youngest Eagle Scouts when he received the prestigious award on April 28 at the age of 13.  Jacob, along with his parents, project manager Frayne Spens and about 20 other volunteers, expended 150 combined hours planning, building and installing a 38-foot long, disability-accessible wheelchair ramp for a retirement community nestled in a trailer park in Farr West.  The portable ramp can be used at different trailers, as needed.  

Jacob Allen became one of our county’s youngest Eagle Scouts when he received the prestigious award on April 28 at the age of 13.  Jacob, along with his parents, project manager Frayne Spens and about 20 other volunteers, expended 150 combined hours planning, building and installing a 38-foot long, disability-accessible wheelchair ramp for a retirement com

June 5, 2013

What started out as a celebration for Mountain Green members of the LDS church became a celebration for the whole community. As it was recently found that the building housing many of the Mountain Green wards would celebrate its 50th year, Bishop Tyler Quigley and Dave Wall along with many others decided to plan a party May 11.   

What started out as a celebration for Mountain Green members of the LDS church became a celebration for the whole community. As it was recently found that the building housing many of the Mountain Green wards would celebrate its 50th year, Bishop Tyler Quigley and Dave Wall along with many others decided to plan a party May 11.

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

Morgan Valley Ballet Company and Marcato Children’s Choir presented a show of fun and games, but it was obvious they put in a lot of work and practice to prepare for the performance.  

Morgan Valley Ballet Company and Marcato Children’s Choir presented a show of fun and games, but it was obvious they put in a lot of work and practice to prepare for the performance.  

June 4, 2013

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.
The activity following the theme was service to others in the community. The services rendered by those in attendance were given with a smile. 

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.
The activity following the theme was service to others in the community. The services rendered by those in attendance were given with a smile. 

June 4, 2013

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

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

June 4, 2013

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

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

June 3, 2013

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

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

June 3, 2013

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

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

June 3, 2013

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

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

June 3, 2013

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

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

June 3, 2013

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

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

June 3, 2013

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

On Saturday, May 18, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board will be sponsoring the third annual Veteran’s Recognition Day. This celebration recognizes and honors veterans from all branches of service. 

On Saturday, May 18, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board will be sponsoring the third annual Veteran’s Recognition Day. This celebration recognizes and honors veterans from all branches of service. 

May 11, 2013

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

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

May 11, 2013

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

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

May 11, 2013

Morgan native Mario Chard was a featured speaker at this year’s National Undergraduate Literature Conference hosted by Weber State University. 

By Mia Chard
Morgan native Mario Chard was a featured speaker at this year’s National Undergraduate Literature Conference hosted by Weber State University. 

May 11, 2013

Three Morgan County Boy Scouts and four adult leaders were recognized for their exemplary service and leadership in Scouting and in our community.  

Three Morgan County Boy Scouts and four adult leaders were recognized for their exemplary service and leadership in Scouting and in our community.  

May 11, 2013

On April 15, the Morgan SUP met for their monthly meeting at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.

On April 15, the Morgan SUP met for their monthly meeting at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.

May 11, 2013

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

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

May 11, 2013

Parker Lucas, Dakota Van Orden and Andrew Allen received their Eagle Scout award and were honored April 20, 2013.

Parker Lucas, Dakota Van Orden and Andrew Allen received their Eagle Scout award and were honored April 20, 2013.

April 29, 2013

Monday, April 22, the Morgan Community Choir held its 15th Annual Spring Concert.  The choir took center stage in their matching blue dresses, cummerbunds and bow ties. Milan Mecham narrated the program as Lois Manning directed the choir.

Monday, April 22, the Morgan Community Choir held its 15th Annual Spring Concert.  The choir took center stage in their matching blue dresses, cummerbunds and bow ties. Milan Mecham narrated the program as Lois Manning directed the choir.

April 29, 2013

Not so long ago a young woman from Star Valley, Wyom., spent her time growing up with four brothers. Each of them being wrestlers, they did not hesitate to include her in their rough housing. Natalie focused her energy on the more refined skills related to dance, but she is a more capable wrestler than you might expect.

Not so long ago a young woman from Star Valley, Wyom., spent her time growing up with four brothers. Each of them being wrestlers, they did not hesitate to include her in their rough housing. Natalie focused her energy on the more refined skills related to dance, but she is a more capable wrestler than you might expect.

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

“I’ve looked at it as a blessing in disguise,”  Gentry Lawson said of being too sick to attend Monday’s Boston Marathon.  Lawson had been excited to compete in the Boston Marathon; it was something on his bucket list that he was really looking forward to.  

“I’ve looked at it as a blessing in disguise,”  Gentry Lawson said of being too sick to attend Monday’s Boston Marathon.  Lawson had been excited to compete in the Boston Marathon; it was something on his bucket list that he was really looking forward to.  

April 29, 2013

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

Weed spraying equipment available to residents

April 26, 2013

Reid Wilkinson, son of Dee and Lori Wilkinson, arrived at the Salt Lake City Airport on Thursday, April 17 in the evening. Reid just completed a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan and gets to spend two weeks with his family.  

Reid Wilkinson, son of Dee and Lori Wilkinson, arrived at the Salt Lake City Airport on Thursday, April 17 in the evening. Reid just completed a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan and gets to spend two weeks with his family.  

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

The annual Morgan Lions Club Easter egg hunt is one of their most prominent activities and always a favorite event. 

The annual Morgan Lions Club Easter egg hunt is one of their most prominent activities and always a favorite event. 

April 20, 2013

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

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

April 20, 2013

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

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

April 20, 2013

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

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

April 20, 2013

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

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

April 20, 2013

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

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

April 17, 2013

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

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 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

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

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

April 15, 2013

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

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

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.  

March 25, 2013

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

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

March 25, 2013

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

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

March 15, 2013

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

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

March 15, 2013

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

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

March 15, 2013

Michael L. Newton from Croydon and Debbie Sessions from Peterson were appointed to the Morgan County Planning Commission.  The Morgan County Council appointed them for terms set to expire on Feb. 28, 2017.  

Michael L. Newton from Croydon and Debbie Sessions from Peterson were appointed to the Morgan County Planning Commission.  The Morgan County Council appointed them for terms set to expire on Feb. 28, 2017.  

March 15, 2013

Every member of the Clark family (Bruce, Jennifer, Ethan, Ellissa, Hannah, Hailey, Cecily and Chloe) is involved in the 4-H program in Morgan County. Both Bruce and Jennifer volunteer their time and talents to 4-H. Bruce drives his tractor to the fairgrounds every year to help with livestock needs and his favorite joke includes the words “past your eyes milk.” Jennifer is the adult advisor to the Morgan County Jr. Teen Council as well as a TRY Team Adult Leader. Each of the children participates in 4-H clubs, camps, fairs and state events. The eldest Clark sibling, Ethan, participated in 4-H until this year when he graduated from Morgan High School and began serving a two-year, Latter-day Saint Mission in Minnesota. The family hosts a county-wide “Farmer for a day” camp where they invite all to come and learn about healthy lifestyle choices, wise use of resources and responsibility via the Clark Dairy Farm. 

Every member of the Clark family (Bruce, Jennifer, Ethan, Ellissa, Hannah, Hailey, Cecily and Chloe) is involved in the 4-H program in Morgan County. Both Bruce and Jennifer volunteer their time and talents to 4-H.

March 15, 2013

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

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

March 3, 2013

A group of 500 volunteers from the Washington Heights Church will flood Morgan for a week this summer in an effort to spruce up some local homes.  From June 24 to 28, the volunteers hope to paint, repair and spruce up the yards of many homes in Morgan City.  With the help of the Morgan City Council, they have already identified 12 homes and hope to add as many as 10 more.

A group of 500 volunteers from the Washington Heights Church will flood Morgan for a week this summer in an effort to spruce up some local homes.  From June 24 to 28, the volunteers hope to paint, repair and spruce up the yards of many homes in Morgan City.  With the help of the Morgan City Council, they have already identified 12 homes and hope to add as m

March 3, 2013

Eight months after opening the Trojan Century Center, Morgan school officials are saying the facility is seeing a lot of use.

Eight months after opening the Trojan Century Center, Morgan school officials are saying the facility is seeing a lot of use.
“It is doing what it was intended to do,” Superintendent Ken Adams said.  

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

Resident asks for ice rink in Mountain Green park

Resident asks for ice rink in Mountain Green park
Mountain Green may be home to a community ice rink next winter.

February 28, 2013

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

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

February 28, 2013

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

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

February 28, 2013

The Church of Latter-day Saints’ Morgan Stake Relief Society will hold their annual Women’s Retreat Jan. 26, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

The Church of Latter-day Saints’ Morgan Stake Relief Society will hold their annual Women’s Retreat Jan. 26, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  
The theme for this year is “Guardians of the Hearth.” This retreat will focus on enriching, nurturing and defending the home. 

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

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

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

February 23, 2013

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

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

February 23, 2013

Goldenwest Federal Credit Union recently released financial results for 2012.

Goldenwest Federal Credit Union recently released financial results for 2012.

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 23, 2013

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

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

February 21, 2013

A familiar, pleasant face long seen at the Morgan Post Office will no longer be behind the counter after Feb. 28.  After 34 1/2 years as a government worker, Darla Wright will be retiring from the U.S. Postal Service.

A familiar, pleasant face long seen at the Morgan Post Office will no longer be behind the counter after Feb. 28.  After 34 1/2 years as a government worker, Darla Wright will be retiring from the U.S. Postal Service.

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

Following an administrative investigation conducted by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, the officer who fired a shot that struck the left eye of Kristin Nicole Biggs has been cleared and returned to duty in December.

Following an administrative investigation conducted by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, the officer who fired a shot that struck the left eye of Kristin Nicole Biggs has been cleared and returned to duty in December.

February 16, 2013

A new year begins. All of the holiday decorations have been taken down and put away, kids have gone back to school, and adults have returned to work. The start of each year is rich with ambition, hopes and dreams. The whole year is before us and anything is possible. What makes the difference between accomplishing the milestones we earnestly set out to achieve and letting our resolve slowly dissipate into inaction? Resolutions, goals, targets, objectives—however you refer to them—help you get to where you want to be.

A new year begins. All of the holiday decorations have been taken down and put away, kids have gone back to school, and adults have returned to work. The start of each year is rich with ambition, hopes and dreams. The whole year is before us and anything is possible.

February 16, 2013

As resolutions are beingAs resolutions are being made for the new year, home ownership and better money management are often at the top of the list.  Debbie Leonard, one of Morgan City’s newest real estate brokers, hopes to assist residents in achieving some of those goals.

 
As resolutions are beingAs resolutions are being made for the new year, home ownership and better money management are often at the top of the list.  Debbie Leonard, one of Morgan City’s newest real estate brokers, hopes to assist residents in achieving some of those goals.

February 16, 2013

The members of Morgan Grace Fellowship are so excited about starting a new church in Morgan County.

The members of Morgan Grace Fellowship are so excited about starting a new church in Morgan County.

February 16, 2013

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 30 - January 5, with a total of 128 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 30 - January 5, with a total of 128 calls
Assistance: (2)Morgan City;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City;

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.

February 16, 2013

During the last months of 2012, Young Chevrolet, in Layton, raised $11,775 for the Davis Education Foundation. The donation will be presented to the Davis Education Foundation at their board meeting on Tuesday, January 15 at the Davis School Administration Building. 

 
During the last months of 2012, Young Chevrolet, in Layton, raised $11,775 for the Davis Education Foundation. The donation will be presented to the Davis Education Foundation at their board meeting on Tuesday, January 15 at the Davis School Administration Building. 

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

In the spirit of the holiday season, some amateur radio (ham) operators have found a way to bring joy to disadvantaged and shut-in children.  Thanks to the world-wide range of amateur radio equipment, it’s possible for hams to communicate with other hams almost anywhere on earth, including Santa Claus at the North Pole.  Thus was born the North Pole Network (NPN) which purports to use special satellite links to allow kids to talk one-on-one with St. Nick.

In the spirit of the holiday season, some amateur radio (ham) operators have found a way to bring joy to disadvantaged and shut-in children.  Thanks to the world-wide range of amateur radio equipment, it’s possible for hams to communicate with other hams almost anywhere on earth, including Santa Claus at the North Pole.  Thus was born the North Pole Network (NPN) which purports

January 4, 2013

“Point your toes, and raise your voice as we honor Christ’s birth and rejoice.” The program passed at the door announced the evening’s theme and purpose.  

“Point your toes, and raise your voice as we honor Christ’s birth and rejoice.” The program passed at the door announced the evening’s theme and purpose.  

January 4, 2013

Captivated by twinkling lights, sparkling ornaments and visions of baby Jesus and Santa Claus swimming in their heads, most children are easily caught up in the magic and spirit of Christmas.

Captivated by twinkling lights, sparkling ornaments and visions of baby Jesus and Santa Claus swimming in their heads, most children are easily caught up in the magic and spirit of Christmas.
Not so with adults. 

January 4, 2013

For as long as anyone can remember, the Lion’s Club has invited Santa to visit Morgan County.  The Boy’s and Girl’s committee puts the event together, but everyone pitches in to help.  Candy bags from the Sweet’s factory are put together during the regular Lion’s Club meeting to pass out to each child and after they visit with Santa, hay rides are provided by the Thurston family and their Clydesdales.  The Lion’s Club would like to thank the fire department for providing Santa’s transportation to the event, Morgan County for the use of the building and for taking care of clean-up and The Morgan County News for advertising. See photos on pages 6 & 7.

For as long as anyone can remember, the Lion’s Club has invited Santa to visit Morgan County.  The Boy’s and Girl’s committee puts the event together, but everyone pitches in to help.  Candy bags from the Sweet’s factory are put together during the regular Lion’s Club meeting to pass out to each child and after they visit with

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

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

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

January 4, 2013

What started as one mom wanting to spend extra time with her two youngest daughters quickly blossomed into something benefitting many families in our community. Last spring Natalie Tibbitts decided she wanted to share her love of ballet, something she grew up participating in, with her two young daughters-Emma (9) and Abbie (7). Wanting to find a couple of other children to participate she put the word out and soon many other parents sharing her passion signed their daughters up. From this early beginning teaching ballet to her two young daughters, Natalie now heads up the Morgan Valley Ballet Company (MVBC) featuring four different classes and almost 50 young dancers, ages 3 to 11. 

What started as one mom wanting to spend extra time with her two youngest daughters quickly blossomed into something benefitting many families in our community. Last spring Natalie Tibbitts decided she wanted to share her love of ballet, something she grew up participating in, with her two young daughters-Emma (9) and Abbie (7).

December 24, 2012

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

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

December 24, 2012

Thursday, Dec. 13, the Morgan special needs mutual performed the third annual, “A Very Special Nativity,” for standing room only crowds.  

Thursday, Dec. 13, the Morgan special needs mutual performed the third annual, “A Very Special Nativity,” for standing room only crowds.  
There were two showings and over 800 attendees.  This is an annual event that takes place the second Thursday of December each year at the Milton church.  

December 24, 2012

 
Fifty-three years ago, Frank “Whitey” and Darlene Little decided they wanted to do Christmas decorations in a new way.  Their location gave them a unique place to create a Christmas scene.  They decided to use their hill to display a nativity.

Fifty-three years ago, Frank “Whitey” and Darlene Little decided they wanted to do Christmas decorations in a new way.  Their location gave them a unique place to create a Christmas scene.  They decided to use their hill to display a nativity.

December 24, 2012

In her second year of competing, Krista Johansen took first place for her edible architecture.  Last year’s creation was a mock-up of Commercial Street that took second place honors.  This year’s creation was started a week before the turkey and pumpkin pie were served on Thanksgiving Day.  For the average gingerbread house, starting this early would mean there was plenty of time to work on it here or there.  But Johansen’s elaborate design required her to work about four hours daily to complete it in time for judging.  

In her second year of competing, Krista Johansen took first place for her edible architecture.  Last year’s creation was a mock-up of Commercial Street that took second place honors.  This year’s creation was started a week before the turkey and pumpkin pie were served on Thanksgiving Day.  For the average gingerbread house, starting this e

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

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

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

December 24, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

This time of year is generally filled with shopping and stress.  There is all this pressure to make sure everyone is happy on Christmas morning.  It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.  

This time of year is generally filled with shopping and stress.  There is all this pressure to make sure everyone is happy on Christmas morning.  It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.  

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

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

Monday evening many gathered at the library for “The Gift of Reading” family fun night. 

Monday evening many gathered at the library for “The Gift of Reading” family fun night. 
Patrons came into the center of the library where chairs had been arranged for attendees to listen to storytellers and view skits.  Each person was given a ballot so they could vote for the act they liked best.

December 18, 2012

In the past, strings of Christmas lights were reserved for houses and trees. However, this year the lights got a little momentum in a Christmas light parade.  

In the past, strings of Christmas lights were reserved for houses and trees. However, this year the lights got a little momentum in a Christmas light parade.  
The parade took the established Morgan parade route from the high school to the fairgrounds; however this parade took on a whole new look.  

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

“I felt like it was one of those small towns off of an old Christmas movie,” Sunni Heywood said of last weekend’s Ol’ Time Christmas celebration on Commercial Street.   While our beloved Front Street has actually been the scene of several movie sets, our Christmas celebration was better than any script.  It brought together friends and family to enjoy the season together.  We are lucky to live in one of the places people dream about.

“I felt like it was one of those small towns off of an old Christmas movie,” Sunni Heywood said of last weekend’s Ol’ Time Christmas celebration on Commercial Street.

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

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

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

December 18, 2012

The holidays are here and what better way to ring in the season than to come listen to the Morgan Community Choir. The performance will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Morgan High School auditorium.  

The holidays are here and what better way to ring in the season than to come listen to the Morgan Community Choir. The performance will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Morgan High School auditorium.  

December 18, 2012

The Morgan community mourns the loss this week of a great leader, service man and friend.  Don Mathews passed away in the early hours on Friday, Nov. 23, of heart failure. Don was born in Cedar City on Nov. 8, 1953, to George Clark and Marcelene Mathews.  Later his family moved to Orem, where he attended school and graduated from Orem High. An active child, Don especially enjoyed playing soccer and was able to be the team’s goalie. He loved to snow ski in the winter and would often catch the bus to Sundance to enjoy a day out on the slopes. Don especially enjoyed listening to radio broadcaster Paul Harvey and as a child he would run home from school to hear Paul quip his famous tag line “now the rest of the story.” He was well liked as a child and quite the character. He would often be found hanging out with his brother Jeff. He loved to make his family laugh and in turn, they found enjoyment in making Don laugh so hard soda would come out of his nose. 

The Morgan community mourns the loss this week of a great leader, service man and friend.  Don Mathews passed away in the early hours on Friday, Nov. 23, of heart failure. Don was born in Cedar City on Nov. 8, 1953, to George Clark and Marcelene Mathews.  Later his family moved to Orem, where he attended school and graduated from Orem High.

December 18, 2012

Morgan resident Jennifer Vesper took second place honors in the 3rd annual Ivory Homes Gingerbread Contest, earning a$500 cash prize not only for herself, but for her Relay for Life team. 

Morgan resident Jennifer Vesper took second place honors in the 3rd annual Ivory Homes Gingerbread Contest, earning a$500 cash prize not only for herself, but for her Relay for Life team. 

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

 
By Dixie Madsen

December 18, 2012

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

On Saturday Dec. 1, the Weber State Alumni Singers used their music to help Loydene Berg who lost her home to a fire in September.  The choir presented a rich experience titled “A Gift of Music” to generous audience members who started off the holiday season with an amazing concert.  The evening of music enriched those who attended.  

On Saturday Dec. 1, the Weber State Alumni Singers used their music to help Loydene Berg who lost her home to a fire in September.  The choir presented a rich experience titled “A Gift of Music” to generous audience members who started off the holiday season with an amazing concert.  The evening of music enriched those who attended.

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 18, 2012

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

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

December 10, 2012

After a grand jury was held, an indictment was issued on a criminal case involving a Morgan man.  Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris said he will dismiss Morgan County’s charges in the case.
According to court records in United States of America vs. Andrew Owens Pentz, the indictment was issued for one count of possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun and two counts of a felon in possession of a firearm.
Records indicated that on or about Oct. 17, 2012, Pentz knowingly possessed an unregistered 20-guage sawed-off shotgun with a barrel length of less than 18 inches, as well as associated ammunition.  As a result, Pentz will have to forfeit all firearms and ammunition in violation.

After a grand jury was held, an indictment was issued on a criminal case involving a Morgan man.  Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris said he will dismiss Morgan County’s charges in the case.

December 4, 2012

Scott Logan Gollaher is scheduled to appear before Judge Noel S. Hyde in a Morgan court room Wednesday on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, an additional 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of sodomy on a child.
Gollaher, a registered sex offender, was constructing a new home in the Morgan area when reports of sexual abuse reached the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.
On June 17, 2012, Morgan County Deputy Joseph Rohbock was called by a concerned mother whose 11-year-old daughter had been the victim of a sexual offense incident. The mother had allowed her daughter and her daughter’s cousin to go with a friend the previous day.  The three girls had traveled to Morgan to Scott Gollaher’s home at 246 E. Woods Creed Road in Morgan City.  While visiting the Morgan home, the young girl said she had been touched, spanked and continually fondled.  The visit involved a four-wheeler ride where Gollaher was the driver and the victim was his passenger in front.

Scott Logan Gollaher is scheduled to appear before Judge Noel S. Hyde in a Morgan court room Wednesday on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, an additional 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of sodomy on a child.

December 3, 2012

Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, was booked into the Davis County Jail Saturday, Dec. 1, after being released from a local hospital.  Biggs lead Morgan County deputies on a high-speed chase through three counties before attempting to ram a Morgan Sheriff vehicle in South Weber.  A Morgan deputy ended the situation when he fired his weapon into the windshield of Biggs’ GMC pickup and struck Biggs in the left eye.  The deputy has been put on paid administrative leave while the case is being investigated by the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, was booked into the Davis County Jail Saturday, Dec.

November 24, 2012

Recently, two experiences have caused me to reflect on the Vietnam War.  In May, my husband and I visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.  Monday, May 28, chairs in the area in front of the wall sat empty awaiting the arrival of dignitaries for the Memorial Day service where President Obama gave his address. In addition to honoring Vietnam veterans in his speech, he set aside May 28 - Nov. 11 of this year to honor those who gave their lives to fight in this war, one of the most controversial wars of the 20th century.

Recently, two experiences have caused me to reflect on the Vietnam War.  In May, my husband and I visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.  Monday, May 28, chairs in the area in front of the wall sat empty awaiting the arrival of dignitaries for the Memorial Day service where President Obama gave his address.

November 24, 2012

More than a century and a half ago, one American author wrote of the cold, desolate, distrustful, phantoms that invariably haunt the mind, on the eve of adventurous enterprises, to warn us back within the boundaries of ordinary life.  

More than a century and a half ago, one American author wrote of the cold, desolate, distrustful, phantoms that invariably haunt the mind, on the eve of adventurous enterprises, to warn us back within the boundaries of ordinary life.  

November 24, 2012

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

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

November 24, 2012

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

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

November 24, 2012

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

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

November 24, 2012

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

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

November 24, 2012

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

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

TV tower upgrades cause hiccup in 
channel 11 reception

November 24, 2012

Huntsville resident and former military pilot Darren Tidwell, age 50, perished in a plane crash Nov. 15. The incident occurred just five miles north of the Morgan County airport shortly after take-off.  According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s office, Tidwell was flying to Logan for a project he was working on when his aircraft went down.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation.  

Huntsville resident and former military pilot Darren Tidwell, age 50, perished in a plane crash Nov. 15.

November 24, 2012

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

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

November 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

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

After two high-profile domestic violence cases have gripped the Morgan community in the past year, efforts to protect victims in abusive relationships are becoming increasingly important.

After two high-profile domestic violence cases have gripped the Morgan community in the past year, efforts to protect victims in abusive relationships are becoming increasingly important.

November 23, 2012

Just 16 months apart in age, sisters Marnie Franich Stark and Rana Franich Aguirre were inseparable.  When they were young, their mother Jessie Franich would dress them like twins.  The “Fiesty Franich sisters” shared many common friends while attending Morgan High School.  Even their parents couldn’t tell their voices apart on the phone.

Just 16 months apart in age, sisters Marnie Franich Stark and Rana Franich Aguirre were inseparable.  When they were young, their mother Jessie Franich would dress them like twins.  The “Fiesty Franich sisters” shared many common friends while attending Morgan High School.  Even their parents couldn’t tell their voices apart on the phone.  

November 23, 2012

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

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

November 23, 2012

Morgan resident Natalie Quinlan, 40, had recently obtained her motorcycle driver’s license and her own motorcycle.  She had always wanted her own motorcycle, and had been working up the gumption and skill to ride on Interstate 84. 

Morgan resident Natalie Quinlan, 40, had recently obtained her motorcycle driver’s license and her own motorcycle.  She had always wanted her own motorcycle, and had been working up the gumption and skill to ride on Interstate 84. 

November 23, 2012

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

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

November 23, 2012

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

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

November 23, 2012

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

On Thursday Oct.

November 20, 2012

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

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

November 20, 2012

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

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

November 20, 2012

Thursday, Oct. 25, snow packed roads caused numerous slide-offs on I-84.  Because of the slide-offs, several semis pulled over only to get stuck in the snow on the sidelines.  The road was closed for several hours to allow time for snow removal and clean-up.  

 
Thursday, Oct. 25, snow packed roads caused numerous slide-offs on I-84.  Because of the slide-offs, several semis pulled over only to get stuck in the snow on the sidelines.  The road was closed for several hours to allow time for snow removal and clean-up.  

November 20, 2012

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

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

November 20, 2012

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

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

November 15, 2012

On Nov. 14, 2012, at 9:11 pm deputies in the Weber County Jail found inmate Jeffery Dean White(DOB 05-23-69) unresponsive in his cell. White was confirmed deceased at the scene by jail medical staff. Cause of death appears to be hanging. White was housed in the Weber County Jail's maximum security unit. White was housed in a cell by himself.
The Weber County Attorney’s Office is conducting the in-custody death investigation. White was in the Weber County Jail on two counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child and one count of criminal Homicide.

On Nov. 14, 2012, at 9:11 pm deputies in the Weber County Jail found inmate Jeffery Dean White(DOB 05-23-69) unresponsive in his cell. White was confirmed deceased at the scene by jail medical staff. Cause of death appears to be hanging. White was housed in the Weber County Jail's maximum security unit. White was housed in a cell by himself.

November 10, 2012

 
The Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers held their annual weigh-off on Sept. 29 at Thanksgiving Point.  There was a lot of excitement as the pumpkins were weighed from smallest to largest.  As the pumpkins got bigger, the crowd grew both in size and intensity.  

The Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers held their annual weigh-off on Sept. 29 at Thanksgiving Point.  There was a lot of excitement as the pumpkins were weighed from smallest to largest.  As the pumpkins got bigger, the crowd grew both in size and intensity.  

November 10, 2012

The holidays are filled with fun and tradition wherever you go, but very few communities have such a wide array of things you can participate in for free.   The city, local businesses and community members all pitch in to make sure that there are plenty of holiday memories made right here at home.

The holidays are filled with fun and tradition wherever you go, but very few communities have such a wide array of things you can participate in for free.   The city, local businesses and community members all pitch in to make sure that there are plenty of holiday memories made right here at home.

November 10, 2012

 
Board to experience busy 2013 year
The Morgan County School Board is anticipating a busy 2013 year with a voted leeway on the ballot and the need to hire a new superintendent.

Board to experience busy 2013 year
The Morgan County School Board is anticipating a busy 2013 year with a voted leeway on the ballot and the need to hire a new superintendent.

November 10, 2012

The interlocal agreement between the recreation  board and the city is up for renewal.  The recreation board is formed as an entity that provides recreation for the county and has interlocal agreements with Morgan City, Morgan County, and the Morgan County School District.  

City reviews interlocal agreement with the Recreation Board

November 10, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports for Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, total of 117 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports for Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, total of 117 calls
Assistance: Henefer, (5)Morgan City, Mtn Green, Porterville, Taggart, WB I-84;
Animal Complaint: Milton, (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Civil Papers: (2)Littleton, Mtn Green;

November 10, 2012

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

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

November 10, 2012

If you believe in ghosts or not, there seems to be something haunting Morgan High School.

If you believe in ghosts or not, there seems to be something haunting Morgan High School.

November 7, 2012

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

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

November 7, 2012

In both of Morgan’s only contested local races, the incumbents came out on top. In the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race, Jody V. Hipwell beat out opponent Lydia Nuttall by just 23 votes. The final count was 418 to 395.

For the backyard neighbors, it was an interesting race from the primary vote earlier this year until Election Day.

For School Board District 3, incumbent Ken A Durrant won with 427 votes over Clay Ivan Rich’s 295 votes.

See this week's The Morgan County News for the full story.

In both of Morgan’s only contested local races, the incumbents came out on top. In the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race, Jody V. Hipwell beat out opponent Lydia Nuttall by just 23 votes. The final count was 418 to 395.

November 3, 2012

The 2012 Morgan County Horse 4-H season came to a close this past month with the final State Individual Show being held in Salina on Sept. 7 and 8.  Morgan County had 12 youth who worked hard during the summer show season to qualify for the opportunity to travel to the state individual meet.  The state competition is a two-day show with nearly 300 qualified youth from all over the state congregating to compete for coveted event and all-around titles. Events scheduled for Friday were judged events and included fitting and showmanship, western equitation, and bareback equitation.  Events on day two of the show were all timed and this year included barrels, poles, and the scurry.

The 2012 Morgan County Horse 4-H season came to a close this past month with the final State Individual Show being held in Salina on Sept.

November 3, 2012

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

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

November 1, 2012

Just 16 months apart in age, sisters Marnie Franich Stark and Rana Franich Aguirre were inseparable.  When they were young, their mother Jessie Franich would dress them like twins.  The “Fiesty Franich sisters” shared many common friends while attending Morgan High School.  Even their parents couldn’t tell their voices apart on the phone. 
As the oldest sister, Marnie would often offer Rana relationship advice.  But the tables had turned in the last three years when Marnie found herself in an abusive relationship with her live-in boyfriend Jeffrey Dene White.  And Rana, who had dated White herself two decades ago, often warned Marnie about his substance abuse and potential for violence. 

Just 16 months apart in age, sisters Marnie Franich Stark and Rana Franich Aguirre were inseparable. When they were young, their mother Jessie Franich would dress them like twins. The “Fiesty Franich sisters” shared many common friends while attending Morgan High School. Even their parents couldn’t tell their voices apart on the phone.

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

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

**Hailey Kilburn Jones (cousin):

October 25, 2012
Morgan native to be laid to rest Friday

As the Morgan community lays one of its own to rest today, the man suspected of causing her death sits behind bars.
Jeffrey Dene White, 43, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Weber County Jail on first degree felony murder and two counts of third degree felony charges of commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child. 
According to Ogden Police Lieutenant Danielle Croyle, two children under the age of 10 were present during the murder of Marnie Franich Stark, 38.  She is the daughter of Morgan locals Matthew Joseph and Jessie Franich.
The Ogden Police Department responded to an “unattended death” Oct. 20 on the 1300 block of Douglas Avenue.  During the course of the investigation, Ogden Major Crimes Detectives determined there was evidence to support the cause of death as a homicide.
Stark was pronounced dead at McKay-Dee Hospital that day.  White was her live-in boyfriend.

As the Morgan community lays one of its own to rest today, the man suspected of causing her death sits behind bars.
Jeffrey Dene White, 43, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Weber County Jail on first degree felony murder and two counts of third degree felony charges of commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child. 

October 25, 2012

Thursday, Oct. 25, snow packed roads caused numerous slide-offs on I-84.  Because of the slide-offs, several semis pulled over only to get stuck in the snow on the sidelines.  The road was closed for several hours to allow time for snow removal and clean-up. 
Highway 39 through Ogden Canyon was also closed temporarily due to a weather related accident.
Morgan County was hit with more than six inches overnight.  Teachers who commute from Ogden were stuck in the canyon and buses were stuck in the snow, so Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary were both closed for the day.  This is a rare occurrence in Morgan, so students were thrilled and kids all through the county pulled out their sleds and made the most of it.
The first snowfall of the year is historically bad for driving conditions, which makes it especially important to slow down and drive carefully.

Thursday, Oct. 25, snow packed roads caused numerous slide-offs on I-84.  Because of the slide-offs, several semis pulled over only to get stuck in the snow on the sidelines.  The road was closed for several hours to allow time for snow removal and clean-up. 
Highway 39 through Ogden Canyon was also closed temporarily due to a weather related accident.

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 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

Tired of a yard full of standing water, residents are waiting to see if a local ditch company’s promises will be kept.

Tired of a yard full of standing water, residents are waiting to see if a local ditch company’s promises will be kept.

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

Labor Day often means a weekend of camping or a day off of work.  For 13-year-old Branden Brooks and nearly 30 others, Labor Day meant labor and lots of it.  The story starts several years ago when Branden set a goal to receive his Eagle Scout award before his 14th birthday.  

Labor Day often means a weekend of camping or a day off of work.  For 13-year-old Branden Brooks and nearly 30 others, Labor Day meant labor and lots of it.  The story starts several years ago when Branden set a goal to receive his Eagle Scout award before his 14th birthday.  

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

Long time business owner and restaurateur, Larry Wiggill, is ready to embark on a new adventure. Larry Wiggill owns  Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn  which has not only been known for its deep fried chicken but also for the gift shop contained inside the restaurant. Larry has long had a passion for gift shops and through the years the gift shop has expanded to include more and more merchandise. It has been a dream of his for quite a while to be able to open a separate gift shop to accommodate the growing décor.  As space became available on Commercial Street, Larry remembered his childhood when Commercial Street was the place to shop. Loving historical things, such as the building his own restaurant is housed in, Commercial Street was a perfect fit for his new shop. Although Commercial Street is the official name, it holds the nickname of Front Street from the days when the train station was the main hub of Morgan. Holding true to this history, the store will be known as Front Street Gifts and Home Décor. 

Long time business owner and restaurateur, Larry Wiggill, is ready to embark on a new adventure. Larry Wiggill owns  Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn  which has not only been known for its deep fried chicken but also for the gift shop contained inside the restaurant.

October 11, 2012

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew and chartered by the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their Father & Sons’ overnight campout followed by their Court of Honor the next morning, 7 & 8 September at the Church’s small amphitheater and park recently established behind their building next to the Mtn. Green Cemetery.

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew and chartered by the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their Father & Sons’ overnight campout followed by their Court of Honor the next morning, 7 & 8 September at the Church’s small amphitheater and park recently estab

October 11, 2012

Can you believe that summer has come to an end and school has begun? As we can see all around our beautiful valley, the leaves have color and fall is here.  With fall upon us the Morgan County Library has lots of wonderful things coming up and some amazing events that have passed.  

Can you believe that summer has come to an end and school has begun? As we can see all around our beautiful valley, the leaves have color and fall is here.  With fall upon us the Morgan County Library has lots of wonderful things coming up and some amazing events that have passed.  

October 11, 2012

“This is it. . . last week for the Farmer’s Market,” announced last Saturday by Marion Andrews, farmer’s market coordinator. Saturday, September 15th, business as usual at Morgan ‘s Farmers Market until the produce vendors said they would not be back next week, because they had no more produce to sell.

Short season for farmers market

October 11, 2012

The Morgan County Council granted a tax abatement to Loydene Berg, who recently lost her home in a tragic fire.

 
County abates taxes on home lost to fire
The Morgan County Council granted a tax abatement to Loydene Berg, who recently lost her home in a tragic fire.

October 11, 2012

One of the entrants that earned a best in show award at Morgan City’s Cruz’n Classics Car Show almost didn’t enter.  Duane Carpenter, owner of a cherry red 1959 Ford Edsel Convertible, saw a brochure for the car show the night before in Wyoming.  He hurried to make it to Morgan’s Riverside Park from Evanston on Saturday.

One of the entrants that earned a best in show award at Morgan City’s Cruz’n Classics Car Show almost didn’t enter.  Duane Carpenter, owner of a cherry red 1959 Ford Edsel Convertible, saw a brochure for the ca

October 11, 2012

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

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

October 11, 2012

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

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

October 10, 2012

Recent and widespread wildfires are a “predictable consequence” of federal management of public lands, said Doug Heaton, a Kane County commissioner who recently visited with Morgan County officials.  Heaton asked the Morgan County Council to support his effort to establish the American Lands Council, an organization formed to address land issues including federal intrusion on private property rights.

Recent and widespread wildfires are a “predictable consequence” of federal management of public lands, said Doug Heaton, a Kane County commissioner who recently visited with Morgan County officials.  Heaton asked the Morgan County Council to support his effort to establish the American Lands Council, an organization formed to address land issues incl

October 10, 2012

Move over Amazon and Barnes and Noble, the “Little Free Library” has come to town. Bringing to Morgan a relatively new concept in sharing literature, River Pinhey designed and built Riverside Park’s latest addition. River Pinhey is the 14-year-old son of Bambi and Scott Pinhey, and grandson of Earl and Julie Anderson. 

Move over Amazon and Barnes and Noble, the “Little Free Library” has come to town. Bringing to Morgan a relatively new concept in sharing literature, River Pinhey designed and built Riverside Park’s latest addition. River Pinhey is the 14-year-old son of Bambi and Scott Pinhey, and grandson of Earl and Julie Anderson. 

October 10, 2012

The Morgan County Library is a great place for people to expand their minds, encourage creativity and explore places.  This kind of knowledge and growth should not be limited to the youth or the more mature, everyone should take advantage of this remarkable resource.

The Morgan County Library is a great place for people to expand their minds, encourage creativity and explore places.  This kind of knowledge and growth should not be limited to the youth or the more mature, everyone should take advantage of this remarkable resource.

October 10, 2012

Recent years have seen the creation and expansion of a new type of community recreation that provides an opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors and engage in physical activity together, while remaining relatively low in upfront and ongoing cost. Bike parks provide individuals of all ages with a venue for varying abilities and levels of physical exertion.  Bike parks are customized to fit the physical location and resources available as well as the interest and demand of the public using the parks. Being a relatively new concept in communities, many of the future users of bike parks aren’t even aware they exist.

Recent years have seen the creation and expansion of a new type of community recreation that provides an opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors and engage in physical activity together, while remaining relatively low in upfront and ongoing cost.

October 10, 2012

Mountain Green resident David Sawyer, who recently returned from serving with the U.S. armed services in Afghanistan, presented both Morgan County and Boy Scout Troop 576 with American flags for their service.

American flags presented to county, Boy Scouts
Mountain Green resident David Sawyer, who recently returned from serving with the U.S. armed services in Afghanistan, presented both Morgan County and Boy Scout Troop 576 with American flags for their service.

October 10, 2012

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

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

October 10, 2012

After a successful first year hosting a women’s biking event in Morgan County, Wildflower Pedalfest organizers donated proceeds to the county’s food bank and Sub for Santa funds with promises for additional donations in years to come.  However, talk of future biking events stirred some controversy in a recent Morgan County Council meeting.

After a successful first year hosting a women’s biking event in Morgan County, Wildflower Pedalfest organizers donated proceeds to the county’s food bank and Sub for Santa funds with promises for additional donations in years to come.  However, talk of future biking events stirred some controversy in a recent Morgan County Council meeting.

October 8, 2012

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

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

October 4, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

October 4, 2012

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

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

October 4, 2012

Snowbasin Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Baker as Snowbasin’s new Food & Beverage Director, effective September 4, 2012.
Peter has spent over 12 years in the leadership & planning position for several top rated resorts the most recent being at Grand Targee as their Beverage, Dinning, & Entertainment Director. Prior to that, Peter spent several years at Idaho’s Tamarack and Northern California’s Kirkwood Resorts as director of their food & beverage departments. "With such an extensive background in the resort food & beverage industry, Peter will be a great addition to Snowbasin," said John Loomis General Manager of Snowbasin Resort.

Snowbasin Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Baker as Snowbasin’s new Food & Beverage Director, effective September 4, 2012.

September 12, 2012

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

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

September 12, 2012

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

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

September 12, 2012

Monday is usually a pretty low key day at Taggart’s Grill, but this week was different.  HGTV’s House Hunters team paid a visit to the local restaurant to shoot footage for their show. 

Monday is usually a pretty low key day at Taggart’s Grill, but this week was different.  HGTV’s House Hunters team paid a visit to the local restaurant to shoot footage for their show.  

September 5, 2012

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

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

September 5, 2012

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

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

September 5, 2012

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

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

August 29, 2012

Connie Kippen can’t say enough about her family.  “My kids and grandkids-that is the number one thing in my life,” Connie said and then minutes later on another topic she continued, “My kids bring me the most excitement and most joy.”  Any topic seemed to relate back to her children and her love for them. 

Connie Kippen can’t say enough about her family.  “My kids and grandkids-that is the number one thing in my life,” Connie said and then minutes later on another topic she continued, “My kids bring me the most excitement and most joy.”  Any topic seemed to relate back to her children and her love for them. 

August 29, 2012

Each summer the Morgan County Library sponsors a reading club as an incentive to keep the mind sharp and the imagination active. Last Thursday, participants celebrated their commitment to reading with an end of the summer Pajama-Rama party. Each week throughout the summer, participants earned prizes by reading a specified number of pages. Kids and adults alike could choose weekly prizes including books, toys, and certificates to local businesses. To cap off the successful reading program, children wearing pajamas came for a morning event full of books, food and fun. 

Each summer the Morgan County Library sponsors a reading club as an incentive to keep the mind sharp and the imagination active. Last Thursday, participants celebrated their commitment to reading with an end of the summer Pajama-Rama party. Each week throughout the summer, participants earned prizes by reading a specified number of pages.

August 29, 2012

David Brown, a recently returned Finnish mission president, spoke to the Sons of Utah Pioneers at their monthly dinner meeting.  The subject of his presentation was concerning the history of the church in Finland.  Brown spoke about how Finland is a small country, but it has over 188,000 lakes within its borders.  The Finish name means swamps because of the many lakes.  

David Brown, a recently returned Finnish mission president, spoke to the Sons of Utah Pioneers at their monthly dinner meeting.  The subject of his presentation was concerning the history of the church in Finland.  Brown spoke about how Finland is a small country, but it has over 188,000 lakes within its borders.  The Finish name means swamps because o

August 29, 2012

High school senior, Travis Carter, grew up loving music. As a young child he enjoyed sitting around and relaxing while listening to different bands express themselves through music. He learned to appreciate the range of human emotion music can evoke. This sparked a passion fueling his desire to create music and inspire others. Originally he aspired to be a drummer—however, the idea was soon abandoned once it was discovered how much room a drum set can take up in the home. Next, he moved on to the guitar. With no formal training, he picked up a guitar and taught himself to play.

High school senior, Travis Carter, grew up loving music. As a young child he enjoyed sitting around and relaxing while listening to different bands express themselves through music. He learned to appreciate the range of human emotion music can evoke. This sparked a passion fueling his desire to create music and inspire others.

August 29, 2012

Secondary water issue plagues district

Secondary water issue plagues district
 

August 29, 2012

Have you ever imagined your life as a puzzle?  Ever wish you could go back to the days of those cute cardboard puzzles where the shapes and colors were easier to find and put together?  Nowadays it seems the pieces are too small and there are too many of them!  How are you supposed to find the time and patience to put them all together?  Some days you may find only one piece and some days you look at the pile of pieces and keep on walking to some other less daunting distraction.  Yet, there are some days where you find several pieces that renew your energy and excitement for life.  Those are amazing days!  There are also days when you realize a piece is in the wrong place.  While it seemed to fit at the time, you realize now that there is a better place to put it, or that it doesn’t belong anymore.  And I’m sure you’ve felt at times like the winds of doubt and discouragement have blown your pieces all over the floor.

Have you ever imagined your life as a puzzle?  Ever wish you could go back to the days of those cute cardboard puzzles where the shapes and colors were easier to find and put together?  Nowadays it seems the pieces are too small and there are too many of them!  How are you supposed to find the time and patience to put them all together?  Some days

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

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

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

August 16, 2012

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

“Every relayer has one thing- a story…” Trevor Wynn began his speech at the opening of last Friday night’s Relay for Life.  He talked about losing his grandmother and then his father.  When he researched this deadly disease, he found that the survival rate around that time was 67 percent.  He wanted to do more to help with the cause.  Shortly after his father lost his fight to cancer, he got involved with Relay for Life through Ellen Poll.  “I relay for my dad, and that’s my relay story.” 

“Every relayer has one thing- a story…” Trevor Wynn began his speech at the opening of last Friday night’s Relay for Life.  He talked about losing his grandmother and then his father.  When he researched this deadly disease, he found that the survival rate around that time was 67 percent.  He wanted to do more to help with the

August 16, 2012

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

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

August 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

Relay for Life is a big deal in Morgan County.  Relay for Life is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society to help raise funds for cancer research.   All across the world people are affected by cancer in some way, and Morgan is no different.  It seems that around every corner there is another tragic story.  For this reason, the community rallies in support of this event.  Windows of local businesses are filled with footprints that have been purchased to help the cause.  

Relay for Life is a big deal in Morgan County.  Relay for Life is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society to help raise funds for cancer research.

August 13, 2012

Many contests and challenges were held during the three days at our county fair.  The most recently added game to the fair line up was the Cantaloupe Chuckin’ event.  Inspiration came when 12-year-old Easton Turner was watching a favorite show about pumpkin chucking.  He told his mom this event needed to be part of the fair.  His mom, Kim Turner, is in charge of the activities and games at the fair and she agreed that it would be a fun addition to the fair.  Easton started making plans with his friend Talon Thorton.  They compiled their favorite designs for catapults and took their favorite parts from each to build their ideal thrower.   

Many contests and challenges were held during the three days at our county fair.  The most recently added game to the fair line up was the Cantaloupe Chuckin’ event.  Inspiration came when 12-year-old Easton Turner was watching a favorite show about pumpkin chucking.  He told his mom this event needed to be part of the fair.  His mom, Kim Tu

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

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

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

August 13, 2012

While it is very difficult to track figures of how many people participated in the events of the fair, ticket sales for the two rodeos and the demolition derby suggested record-breaking numbers.  Each of these events sold out early with packed bleachers full of enthusiastic spectators.   The open horse show earlier in the week had more entrants than in the last five years.  

While it is very difficult to track figures of how many people participated in the events of the fair, ticket sales for the two rodeos and the demolition derby suggested record-breaking numbers.  Each of these events sold out early with packed bleachers full of enthusiastic spectators.

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

After a six-year hiatus, the demolition derby came back to Morgan County. Historically, Morgan has had a rich tradition of hosting demolition derbies. Although the derby this year started out small, we were fortunate to be able to bring it back. Organizers are hopeful that last Thursday’s event will have increased interest not only from spectators, but also for future drivers who want to test their driving skills in the arena. Hopefully this was the first of many, and through the years it will be able to grow. 

After a six-year hiatus, the demolition derby came back to Morgan County. Historically, Morgan has had a rich tradition of hosting demolition derbies. Although the derby this year started out small, we were fortunate to be able to bring it back.

August 13, 2012

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

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

August 13, 2012

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

Pioneer Day was celebrated in different ways throughout Morgan County this year. One of the celebrations was the Milton round-up, which was inspired by the hard work of two Milton Eagle Scouts. In an earlier article, credit was given to Brayden Stegelmeier and Miles Mecham for their huge undertaking. The two scouts replaced the Milton park horse arena fence. The arena is used by the entire northwestern area of the Morgan Valley, especially by 4-H horse enthusiasts. 

Pioneer Day was celebrated in different ways throughout Morgan County this year. One of the celebrations was the Milton round-up, which was inspired by the hard work of two Milton Eagle Scouts. In an earlier article, credit was given to Brayden Stegelmeier and Miles Mecham for their huge undertaking. The two scouts replaced the Milton park horse arena fence.

August 13, 2012

Mountain Green secondary water is currently experiencing high demand on the system when the water becomes available on odd days at 10 a.m. They are going to establish watering times according to your house address to try and spread the peak demand across the entire day. They hope that by dividing the times in to three hour blocks, water demand can be met.  

Mountain Green secondary water is currently experiencing high demand on the system when the water becomes available on odd days at 10 a.m. They are going to establish watering times according to your house address to try and spread the peak demand across the entire day. They hope that by dividing the times in to three hour blocks, water demand can be met.  

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

HighMark Charter School (HMCS), Davis counties newest charter school, is pleased to invite the community to tour the schools new facilities and classrooms. Public open houses will be on Aug. 6, 9, and 14, from 6-8 p.m. Tours and additional information on HighMark Charter School will be available at the open houses. The school is located at 2467 E. South Weber Drive in South Weber.

HighMark Charter School (HMCS), Davis counties newest charter school, is pleased to invite the community to tour the schools new facilities and classrooms. Public open houses will be on Aug. 6, 9, and 14, from 6-8 p.m. Tours and additional information on HighMark Charter School will be available at the open houses. The school is located at 2467 E. South Weber Drive in South Weber.

August 13, 2012

Marion Lott, founder of River Valley Veterinary Hospital, has always taken great care and dedication in ensuring optimal service to both the animals in need and their owners. One might say that Marion’s dedication originated from as early as 1988 when his business was first established. He’s always been a very hard worker and genuinely cares for those he serves, though his caring attributes don’t stop there.

Marion Lott, founder of River Valley Veterinary Hospital, has always taken great care and dedication in ensuring optimal service to both the animals in need and their owners. One might say that Marion’s dedication originated from as early as 1988 when his business was first established.

August 13, 2012

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

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

August 13, 2012

Each year Morgan County residents look forward to the first week in August. It is the time to showcase their talents, enjoy good food, and be entertained, all at the Morgan County Fair. Adults and children alike work all year getting their various projects ready, whether it is hand-stitching quilts, weeding gardens or capturing the beauty of the world behind their camera lens. Many solely come to see the handi-work of others. 

Each year Morgan County residents look forward to the first week in August. It is the time to showcase their talents, enjoy good food, and be entertained, all at the Morgan County Fair.

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.  

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

Almost a month ago, households around Morgan County received the 2012 fair book covered in artwork by Tyler Sierra Fowers.   This year’s theme ‘There’s Fun for the Whole Herd at the Morgan County Fair’ was portrayed on the cover and the contents of the book kept that promise.  This year a wide variety of activities are planned with the hopes of offering something for everyone.  The fair encompasses a weeks’ worth of activities beginning on Thursday, July 26, and wrapping up Saturday, Aug. 4.  If you do not have a copy of this year’s fair book, there are extras at area businesses or you can download a copy at www.morgannewspaper.com. The guide details where, how and when to enter, participate, and attend all of this year’s fair activities.  

Almost a month ago, households around Morgan County received the 2012 fair book covered in artwork by Tyler Sierra Fowers.

July 30, 2012

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

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

July 23, 2012

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

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

July 23, 2012

A blaze broke out July 12 at Holcim Cement Plant when a semi was pumping fuel into an auxiliary building.  No one was injured, and only the 32-foot semi trailer and parts of the auxiliary building were damaged.  It took Morgan and South Ogden fire crews two hours to extinguish the flames.  

A blaze broke out July 12 at Holcim Cement Plant when a semi was pumping fuel into an auxiliary building.  No one was injured, and only the 32-foot semi trailer and parts of the auxiliary building were damaged.  It took Morgan and South Ogden fire crews two hours to extinguish the flames.  

July 23, 2012

Local artist Kim Corpany is known all over the world for her bronze sculptures set at prominent points.  She discovered her talent for and love of art early on.  In kindergarten, she determined a picture she was assigned to color wasn’t quite right.  She drew in a different black line and then colored it in.  Her teacher scolded her for not coloring in the lines even after attempts to explain the imperfections.  Disheartened, she took the picture home.  Upon review, her mother explained Kim should keep coloring the way she thought best.  

Local artist Kim Corpany is known all over the world for her bronze sculptures set at prominent points.  She discovered her talent for and love of art early on.  In kindergarten, she determined a picture she was assigned to color wasn’t quite right.  She drew in a different black line and then colored it in.  Her teacher scolded her for not coloring in the l

July 23, 2012

Max Robinson is nearing 90 and is a great story-teller.  He is a walking history book of Morgan County. Max Robinson lives on Robinson Lane in Mountain Green; you know when you have a lane named after you that you are a landmark. His ancestors were some of the first settlers in the area, and the Robinson family has the distinction of being the family that is still here.

Max Robinson is nearing 90 and is a great story-teller.  He is a walking history book of Morgan County. Max Robinson lives on Robinson Lane in Mountain Green; you know when you have a lane named after you that you are a landmark. His ancestors were some of the first settlers in the area, and the Robinson family has the distinction of being the family that is still here.

July 23, 2012

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

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

July 23, 2012

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

By Matthew Ence, 
Snow Jensen & Reece

July 23, 2012

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

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

July 18, 2012

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

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

July 18, 2012

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

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

July 18, 2012

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

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

July 18, 2012

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

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

July 18, 2012

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

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

July 18, 2012

Every year residents enjoy events put on by their local cities and counties, but not many people truly have a grasp of the magnitude of work that goes into their success.  One shining example of the hard work and dedication of these volunteers is the annual Morgan 4th of July celebration.  

Every year residents enjoy events put on by their local cities and counties, but not many people truly have a grasp of the magnitude of work that goes into their success.  One shining example of the hard work and dedication of these volunteers is the annual Morgan 4th of July celebration.  

July 18, 2012

Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded three tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad. This is a one ton increase from last year!

 
Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded three tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad. This is a one ton increase from last year!

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

“Celebration of Art,” was written on the window of the Rocky Mountain Fine Art Gallery to indicate the open house, which was held June 1, in celebration of their first year anniversary. 

“Celebration of Art,” was written on the window of the Rocky Mountain Fine Art Gallery to indicate the open house, which was held June 1, in celebration of their first year anniversary. 

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

Morgan City is very close to completing the Splash Pad.  The final concrete pour will be today.  The water features are already in place.

Morgan City is very close to completing the Splash Pad.  The final concrete pour will be today.  The water features are already in place.

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

Wildfires are common this time of year and they destroy hundreds of buildings and force the evacuation of thousands each year. People who live in areas at risk of wildfires should pay close attention to weather conditions and use the following safety tips:

Wildfires are common this time of year and they destroy hundreds of buildings and force the evacuation of thousands each year. People who live in areas at risk of wildfires should pay close attention to weather conditions and use the following safety tips:

July 16, 2012

The Morgan 4th of July parade had a new twist to it this year.  All townships were invited to create a float and enter it into the parade.  The floats were judged and winners were announced during the evening entertainment at the football stadium.  First place, and winner of the Grand Prize trophy, went to Round Valley second place went to Peterson and third place went to Porterville.  Honorable Mentions were also awarded to Enterprise, Stoddard and Taggart.  The Morgan 4th committee appreciates all the time and effort that went into creating these floats and would like to thank all those who participated in this challenge. 

The Morgan 4th of July parade had a new twist to it this year.  All townships were invited to create a float and enter it into the parade.  The floats were judged and winners were announced during the evening entertainment at the football stadium.  First place, and winner of the Grand Prize trophy, went to Round Valley second place went to Peterson and third place went

July 16, 2012

The Morgan Lion’s Club annual installation dinner was held on July 5, 2012.  That evening Larry Durrant was put in as the new club president, DeOrr Peterson is now 1st vice president, CarDell Mortsensen is 2nd vice president, Harold Laughter is 3rd vice president and Jeff Lucas is secretary/treasurer.   The newly installed presidency will serve for one year.  The Lion’s Club would like to give a special thanks to George Francis who served as president for the past year.  

The Morgan Lion’s Club annual installation dinner was held on July 5, 2012.  That evening Larry Durrant was put in as the new club president, DeOrr Peterson is now 1st vice president, CarDell Mortsensen is 2nd vice president, Harold Laughter is 3rd vice president and Jeff Lucas is secretary/treasurer.

July 16, 2012

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

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

July 16, 2012

Click on the image below to download a copy of the Morgan County Fair Book

July 16, 2012

What’s more American than apple pie? The small town Independence Day celebration! While there were no fireworks to end the night, the celebration really popped!

What’s more American than apple pie? The small town Independence Day celebration! While there were no fireworks to end the night, the celebration really popped!

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 6, 2012

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

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

July 6, 2012

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

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

July 6, 2012

The Morgan County School Board voted to continue serving breakfast to Morgan Elementary Students in the 2012-2013 year.  Morgan Elementary was the first school in the district to offer a breakfast program.  After watching the program closely, board members and other district administrators said they may consider offering a similar program at Morgan Middle School.

The Morgan County School Board voted to continue serving breakfast to Morgan Elementary Students in the 2012-2013 year.  Morgan Elementary was the first school in the district to offer a breakfast program.  After watching the program closely, board members and other district administrators said they may consider offering a similar program at Morgan Middle School.

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

Randolph Peay of Porterville is budding as an up and coming artist on both a local and national level.  In April he graduated from BYU Idaho receiving his BS in Fine Arts.  Now he is receiving accolades for his growing portfolio.

Randolph Peay of Porterville is budding as an up and coming artist on both a local and national level.  In April he graduated from BYU Idaho receiving his BS in Fine Arts.  Now he is receiving accolades for his growing portfolio.

July 6, 2012

At a ceremony just after the flag raising on the fourth of July, individuals from various branches of government in the county gathered to reaffirm their commitment to supporting the families who have individuals serving in the armed services.  “We owe it to our veterans, we owe it to those who are serving our county and protecting us,” said Mayor Egbert.  

At a ceremony just after the flag raising on the fourth of July, individuals from various branches of government in the county gathered to reaffirm their commitment to supporting the families who have individuals serving in the armed services.  “We owe it to our veterans, we owe it to those who are serving our county and protecting us,” said Mayor Egbert.  

July 6, 2012

The Morgan Academy of Dance and Tumbling presented their students from the three studios, in three shows, at one place: Morgan High School Auditorium. The three studios are located in Morgan, Mountain Green, and Coalville.

The Morgan Academy of Dance and Tumbling presented their students from the three studios, in three shows, at one place: Morgan High School Auditorium. The three studios are located in Morgan, Mountain Green, and Coalville.

July 6, 2012

 
Morgan County Fire Warden Boyd Carrigan was happy to get multiple calls from people passing by on the freeway who noticed a grass fire in Mountain Green on Friday.
“If you see smoke of any kind, call.  A lot of people think someone else will do it,” Carrigan said.  “I would rather it be a false alarm than not be able to jump on it quick enough.”

Morgan County Fire Warden Boyd Carrigan was happy to get multiple calls from people passing by on the freeway who noticed a grass fire in Mountain Green on Friday.

July 6, 2012

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

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