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Morgan Valley Memories for the Week of November 12

Article Date: 
12 November, 2010 - 06:00

1935
An Olsen Chevrolet ad said that the new 1936 Chevrolet was selling new for $495, and for $20 extra you can get bumpers, a spare tire and a tire lock.
1940
Mrs. J. L. Grover, age 23 of Devil’s Slide died in a auto crash near Ogden.
An ordinance in the paper stated that the Morgan County Council had an ordinance that it is unlawful to sell any fir or evergreen trees without a license. The ordinance states that these trees are sometimes called “Christmas Trees.”
1945
Lives to tell Story was the headline under News From Those in the Service. This story followed:  The following account is a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. James T. Palmer from their son Quenton J. Palmer, S 2/c, who has survived two typhoons off Okinawa.
Dear Mom and Dad,
Well, I have survived another typhoon. I told you how bad the last one was and in no way compared to his one. It was centered directly over this area. The other one was 180 miles away. I have never seen anything in all my life to compare with the wind. It was a 115-knot gale, the other one was only 95 knots. The death toll here at the Bay has reached 500 so far and thousands injured. The damage is set at $300,000,000…
1950
Gerry Barnes entertained a group of young people Monday evening to celebrate his 12th birthday. A luncheon was served and they attended the show in Morgan. Celebrating were JoRae Olson, Joan Whittier, Irene Garner, Beverly Bohman, Kenneth Duncan, Jay Whittier, Gordon Olsen, Richard Barnes and Gerry Barnes.
Speaking of Halloween, I don’t know who had the most fun the children who were asking for trick or treats, or the witch who with a huge sack of candy went hunting children to treat. (see there were witches in Morgan in 1950).
For Sale Four-roomed house with gas heat in Stoddard. Price $2,250 cash. Phone 176-j-1
1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979 copies of the papers are missing from our collection. If you have any of these papers, will you please let us copy them for this column. We will return them.  
1985
John Johnson won the Morgan City Mayor post as a write-in candidate.
The Trojan football team fell to Delta High in the quarter finals of the state football championships.
You can get a ton of hay at High Country Oldsmobile in Morgan if you buy a truck.
1990
Eight were elected to Morgan County Offices. They were Joan Patterson, Herb Crittenden, J.D. Poorman, Paul Turner, Penny Taylor, Bert Holbrook, Gloria Anderson and Florence Whitaker. Patterson won a County Council seat, as did Crittenden. Turner won the assessor job. Poorman beat Dwight King in the biggest upset of the day for the attorney job. Taylor beat Janis Widdison as the clerk/auditor. Whitaker is the new recorder. Anderson remains the treasurer. Holbrook remained the sheriff. 83 percent of the voters turned out for the election.
Jerry Peterson and Richard (He still had hair) London won seats on the school board.
Wallace Carter celebrated his 80th birthday. He was photographed with his lovely wife Vera!
1995
In the Morgan City Elections, Corey Leishman, Lynn Mickelsen and Stephen Dickson became council members after winning election.
Whitears open storage units in Peterson.
Josephine Mary Carrigan Bohman, 83 passed away.
Brandon B. Hold passed away in Mtn. Green of Leukemia. He was 43.
Chester Heiner, 75, passed away.
Vivian Lucille Housekeeper Pierce, 87 passed away.
2000
Stephen and Loraine Smith of Porterville lost their home to a fire. The home was 102 years old at the time.
Yet another accident happened at the Taggart’s Exit when a semi overturned.
2005
Dean Pace received 632 votes, and Incumbent Marie Heiner received 162 votes in the Morgan County Mayor race.
Dean Walker Morgan passed away at 85.