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Morgan Valley Memories for the Week of Octor November 5

Article Date: 
5 November, 2010 - 06:00

1930
Benjamin F. Smith,84, one of the original Utah pioneers, and one of the early settlers of Morgan County passed peacefully away at his residence in Morgan early Wednesday morning. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. J. H. Dickson of Morgan; Mrs. William Ovard of Rexburg Idaho, and Frank Charles, William, Walter and Archie Smith all of Morgan.
The election results for Morgan County were as follows: 2 year commission Clarence Thurston, County Clerk and Recorder, Flaurie E. White, Sheriff Thomas W. Fry, Country Attorney and Surveyor James J. Connell, and County Assessor Ralph Warner.
An ad in The News from Fist National Bank of Morgan said “Thanks to our customers the first time in our history our Savings have reached the hundred thousand dollar mile post. Thank you again and lets get behind and boost. “
1935
The election results for Morgan were: Mayor S.B. Dunn, Councilman four year, John L. Heiner, Councilman 2 years, Albert L. Williams, for Recorder, Anna Sommers, and for Treasurer Richard S. Rawle. Less that 365 voted in the city election that year.
1940
The Morgan County News listed the Draft Serial Number and the Registrants by the Morgan County Board. It had 303 men from Morgan County listed between the ages of 21 and 35.
Vegetables Wanted was the headline. The News wants cabbage, onions, carrots, potatoes, squash, etc., in payment for new subscriptions, or renewals, AT ONCE. Please deliver to this office. Highest market price allowed for them. Deliver them just as soon as possible, please. (As the managing editor, bring me a car, a truck or a snow blower and I will give you a subscription, if my bosses will let me)
In Peterson news, it said “Mrs. Camis was the only woman in town that was successful in bagging her deer and bringing it in alone. “
1945
The children of the third grade, under the direction of their teachers, Miss Bessie Brough and Miss Ann McDonald, gave a very fine assembly program in the MHS auditorium.
August Rose is home after receiving an honorable discharge from service in the US Army. He took part in the major battles in Europe and was assigned to the expert riflemen division. He also received the Purple Heart.
1950
The Devil’s Slide correspondent, Mrs. Dorothy W. Richins stated, “There wasn’t too much happening over the weekend, most of the men were all away hunting deer.
 A short note from Mrs. C.D. Turner of Oakland, California this week thanking us for the prompt service in receiving their Morgan County News, adding that they enjoy the paper very much as it keeps them in contact with old friends and neighbors that they may temporarily forget if it wasn’t for reading about them in the News.
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.  
We would love someone to help write a grant to get us the money to get all of these copies digitalized. There are copies of each issue on microfish, but to digitalize all of these would cost near $23,000.  This would give the readers of our county all of the information they get from this column every week, and not miss 24 years of it each week.   If you know of a way to write a grant, or can help us to do even one year, which will be about $900, let Doug know at (801) 829-3451.
1985
Morgan High Trojans football team make it to the quarter finals after beating Juab.
A VERY YOUNG Mark Walker shot a big deer. It had a 38 inch spread and had 8 spikes on each side.
Campaigning in the Mayor race became heated after John Johnson stated things about Morgan City having major problems in its administration. Abbott Mikesell responded to the statements by Johnson in this week’s issue. (Johnson upset Mikesell in the election the next week)
1990
Two full pages of letters to the editor were in the paper, mostly in favor of the support for the Morgan County Recreation bond issue.
L. Russell and Barbara Porter celebrated their 50th weeding anniversary.
Mary Ellen Wingate celebrated her 80th birthday.
Rachel Richins Wright celebrated her 80th birthday.
Josephine O. Carr passed away at the age of 77.
Robert G. Jones pages away at the age of 73.
1995
The Lady Trojans won the volleyball state tournament.  In 1993 and 1994 they finished second place.
First National Bank announced that they were starting to issue a new product, the Visa checking card, what some call debit cards.  (What did we ever do without them)
Gene A. Jones, 65, passed away.
2000
Lady Trojan volleyball team wins state championship.
Business Trick or Treat began. In the first year, about 80 children showed up at local businesses. (Now in its 11th year, in 2010 there were over 700 children that came to the local businesses)
Kerry A. “Mule” Barnes passed away at 55.
Lacey Albert Criddle, 90, passed away.
2005
The Morgan High Lady Trojans dominated the 3A volleyball state tournament where they came home with the state title.
John Irwin celebrated his 90th birthday.
Willis John Edgel, 77, passed away.
Carol De Newton, 70, passed away.
The Morgan football team advanced to the state quarterfinals.