The Lady Trojans played four basketball games in five nights starting on Dec. 2., all of which were played against larger 4A and 5A schools. Morgan emerged with a 2-2 record to bring their season total to 3-3 overall.
Saturday, Dec. 6, Morgan’s Commercial Street brought back memories for longtime natives of the valley and made new memories for newcomers. A warmer than typical afternoon made for an enjoyable day for Morganites to visit each other along the street rich with history.
Christmas is a time of giving, charity and spending time with loved ones. In an effort to assist those in need in our own community, the Morgan food pantry is asking residents to join in the spirit of the season and take their families to dinner.
Barker Real Estate Services was the only company to respond to a county request for proposal to conduct a hotel feasibility study.
“They are a good fit,” said Morgan County Councilman Lyle Nelson, who noted the firm will work under the direction of Better City, the county and city’s economic development consultant.
A trip on Trappers Loop, or State Route 167, turned fatal the day before Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, Nov. 26, just minutes before midnight, a 2008 red Mazda was traveling southbound in Morgan County and became involved in a single vehicle roll over at mile post 2. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, excessive speed and no seatbelt use were factors that lead to two fatalities.
Strong second and fourth quarters led the Lady Trojans to a 59-52 victory Tuesday, Nov. 25, over 4A powerhouse Timpview.
Down 14-17 at the end of the first quarter, Morgan put in 18 points in the second quarter to lead 32-28 at the half. Going into the fourth quarter with tied at 39-39, Morgan outpaced the Thunderbirds 20-13 and came away with the win to level their season record at 1-1.
“The show is just magic,” MHS drama teacher Candice Wilder said of Peter Pan. “It is really magical!”
The cast, crew, teachers and audience would agree that magic was a perfect term to describe the Morgan High School musical production of Peter Pan.
Friday, Nov. 21, the second graders at Morgan Elementary School participated in the annual Turkey Trot. This established tradition is exciting for the second grade students and their teachers, parents and grandparents who support them.
Morgan resident Kelly Carter has had enough of the parties next door.
For nine years, Carter has endured noise at all hours of the night, inebriated guests, vehicles speeding on the quarter-mile lane leading to her home, four wheelers trespassing, make-shift directional signs tied to her mailbox, opened gates, cut fences leading to roaming livestock, random intoxicated people passed out in nearby yards and hunters shooting in the wrong direction.
As you are considering charitable causes to which you will donate at the end of this year and are determining where to donate next year, I encourage you to consider donating to the Morgan Education Foundation and the Morgan School District.
The holidays are generally filled with shopping and stress. 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 Commercial Street gets a Christmastime face lift to prepare for the Ol’ Time Christmas on Commercial Street celebration. It is Morgan City’s way of saying “thank you” to its residents.
Education dominated the 2014 election cycle, both locally and on the state level.
Locally, more Morgan residents threw their hat in the ring for an education position than any other government position on the ballot.
Record numbers of young wrestlers attended Morgan’s tournament on Saturday, Nov. 8. By opening more mats the tournament had an amazing 404 young wrestlers competing for medals. Last year the tournament allowed only 320 wrestlers to register for the chance to wrestle in Morgan, but they had to turn away many wrestlers who would have liked to come.
Morgan City has made a stride forward in coordinating community events. This move involved hiring a new event coordinator to work with the city council in not only making sure that big events are successful, but assisting in economic development and day-to-day operations as well.
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.
Morgan High School Mountain Bike Race Team pedaled their way through a difficult state competition course on Oct. 25, in St. George. As the scores were tabulated Morgan took fourth place with steep competition.
Thursday night, Oct. 30, the Morgan High School volleyball team played a championship match against Snow Canyon High School for the Utah State 3A volleyball title. Although the team walked away with a second place trophy, they showed the heart and grit of true champions in a match that Morgan Coach Liz Wiscombe called “one of the hardest fought games I’ve seen in all of my years of coaching.”’
More than half of the county’s registered voters turned out on election night. This high voter turnout rendered many local races just too close to call.
As polls closed, it appeared only one local incumbent lost a bid for re-election. On Nov. 4, Political newcomer Ted W. Taylor appeared to have won over incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith for the Morgan School Board District 2 seat.
For the first time in Morgan County School District’s history, the board of education appointed two high school students to serve on the board. In the past, only one student has served as a student board member. Chandler Hipwell and Dietrich Streuber will serve as this school year’s student board members.
Just a few short weeks before election day, local candidates attended the Oct. 23 meet the candidate event sponsored by MOREPAC at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn. While six candidates for the Morgan County Council, county recorder and county clerk positions answered audience questions, a majority of the evening was spent discussing education with four candidates for the local and state school boards.
Mountain Green resident Ray L. Worthen, Democrat, is taking on Republican incumbent Melvin R. Brown for the Utah State House District 53 position representing Morgan, Summit, Duchesne, Rich and Daggett counties.
Worthen, 67, is a retired engineer who has lived in Morgan County for 16 years. He was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in Ogden. This is the first political office he has pursued.
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.
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.
Six Morgan High School varsity golfers traveled down south with Coach Dennis Peterson to compete in the state tournament at Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George. Jason Bledsoe, Jacob Ross, Chase Dearden, Russell North, Braxton Ovard and Tyler Crowther represented Morgan High School with their skills on the course.
The process that bypassed seven Morgan residents who filed for a spot on the state school board produced two candidates. David L. Clark, of Providence, will take on incumbent Terryl Warner, of Hyrum, for the Utah State Board of Education District 1 position on the Nov. 4 ballot.
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.
Round Valley Golf Course opened its lush green fairways to a different kind of athlete this week. Schools from all over the region brought their fastest runners to compete against Morgan High School at region Cross Country on Oct. 14, 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.
On Sept. 24, the Morgan High School volleyball team set off for an exciting trip playing the sport they love. As in years past, MHS volleyball competed at the Beach City Invitational along with 48 other highly competitive teams from California and Arizona. Morgan was the only team from Utah to compete in the five-day event held in sunny California- the mecca of volleyball.
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.
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 County Board of Education is worried about exploding enrollment and expected population growth. While a separate task force has been studying issues related to growth and are months away from issuing their official report, the school board wanted a sneak peak at their discussions.
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.
Shirley Tucker passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on Sept. 21, 2014. Shirley was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was born in Riverdale, Utah, on Aug. 15, 1936, to Roland Sanford and Katherine Cevering Bingham. She was raised in Riverdale and graduated from Weber High School in 1954.
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.
I attended a disturbing County Council meeting Tuesday evening. The portion of the meeting I am addressing concerns the proposed Land Use Map Amendment for approximately 3,000 acres near East Canyon. I witnessed an orderly meeting with public participation that was way more orderly than the previous Planning Commission meeting I attended on this issue.
U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), who represents Morgan County in Washington, was selected today to be the next chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, a caucus of conservative senators. Senator Lee will assume the post at the start of the 114th Congress in January.