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27 Feb 2015 - 14:10

The Morgan Stars Special Olympics Volleyball team was shining as it took to the court Monday evening at the Morgan Middle School gym.  Fourteen players in addition to coaches and high school athletes entertained an appreciative audience with their skill, effort and joy of the game. 

20 Feb 2015 - 18:08

In recent years the numbers of our national symbol, the bald eagle, have recovered from the small population that was in 1973 listed on the endangered species list. 

13 Feb 2015 - 18:08

What started as a routine traffic stop on Interstate 84 in Morgan lead to a foot chase, shots fired and a suspect in custody in nearby Henefer last week.

13 Feb 2015 - 18:08

Several state leaders including Governor Gary Herbert joined the attendees of the Morgan County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner on Feb. 5, 2015.  Governor Herbert dined with guests, took the occasion to meet many of the residents and even stayed for photo opportunities.

30 Jan 2015 - 12:50

Morgan residents have begun flocking to the county’s newest store, D&S Guns, which has opened for business at 143 N. State Street adjacent to Fairway Glass. 

22 Jan 2015 - 14:35

Morgan residents will have a new choice of music classes offered in their own city.  Miriam Hone will begin offering a variety of classes Feb. 2 at 157 North Commercial Street, a few doors down from Browning Outlet.

22 Jan 2015 - 14:35

Morgan County Council Chairman Logan Wilde is so fed up with problems on the Weber River that he would like to televise his grievances to catch the attention of state law makers.

22 Jan 2015 - 14:35

Early last week, 11-year old Landon Streadbeck, son of Jeff and Annette Streadbeck of Morgan, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma—a  “young people’s” bone cancer that usually affects children over  10, teens and young adults up to age 30. 

16 Jan 2015 - 14:32
Formal coronation gala and fundraiser announced

The top honor for rodeo queen hopefuls in Utah has been awarded to Morgan High School graduate, Bailey Jo Woolsey. Woolsey won the coveted golden tiara on the final night of the 2014 Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, making her the only Morgan County resident ever to hold the title.
Bailey begins her reign as Miss Rodeo Utah 2015 after spending the last few months as “lady in waiting” to last year’s queen. Bailey is the daughter of Jared and Lisa Woolsey; her grandparents are Dennis and Sheila Woolsey and Dean and Karen House.
Along with her family, Bailey invites you all to attend her formal coronation and gala on Jan. 29, at the HUB 801 Events Center, 3525 Riverdale Road in Ogden.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served throughout the night and the actual coronation will take place at 6:30 p.m.  There will be silent and live auctions that evening as well.

9 Jan 2015 - 13:17

The family of Kevin Ovard is happy to announce the retirement of their husband and father.
Kevin has worked for Holcim (US) Inc. and Ideal Basic Industries for the past 39 years. He started as a summer employee upon graduation from college and progressed through several hourly positions.

9 Jan 2015 - 13:17

The last few months have been a very difficult time for our country as there has been tension over several high profile police-involved cases.  While very few law enforcement officers are ever involved in these types of situations, the entire group can become targets for everything from hateful comments to violence.

9 Jan 2015 - 13:17

Local Chris Petersen is flourishing in the country music business with original album "Make a Memory Tonight."  While music has made a big difference in his life, he is using his music to make a big difference in others’ lives as well.

2 Jan 2015 - 16:04

One thing that can almost always be guaranteed every tax season is that new rules and guidelines will be introduced to implement new tax laws passed.  This year, the new Affordable Health Care Act will be the biggest kink in the tax chain.
"Your tax preparer is going to need as much detail regarding your health insurance coverage for yourself and every person residing in your home or that qualifies as a dependant on your return," according to local tax preparer Karen Nelson. "Plan on spending a lot more time this year on tax return preparation and consulting with your preparer if needed."

2 Jan 2015 - 16:04

Santa Clause surprised girls and boys throughout the Morgan Valley on Christmas with many wonderful gifts.  However, roughly 35 special individuals didn’t need to wait until Dec. 25 for a gift from the Jolly Old Fellow. 
Nancy Ovard is a ward representative for the Special Needs LDS Institute and loved watching as the participants of the Special Needs Institute Nativity received beautiful handmade nativity scenes from Santa Claus.  Nancy’s husband, Kevin, is an expert wood craftsman and estimates that it would have taken Santa’s helpers over 30 hours to make these beautiful wooden nativities.

26 Dec 2014 - 13:20

The drizzly gray weather on Saturday, Dec. 20 didn’t stop Santa’s annual visit to Morgan.  Instead of his sleigh with reindeer, Santa arrived perched atop a Morgan fire truck driven by Fire Chief Dave Rich.

12 Dec 2014 - 13:08

Returning for a fifth consecutive year, the Special Needs Institute’s Nativity Pageant was performed to an overflow, standing-room only crowd at the Milton Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building on Dec. 11.   

11 Dec 2014 - 13:18

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. 

5 Dec 2014 (All day)

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.

4 Dec 2014 - 15:11

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.

4 Dec 2014 - 15:11

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.

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ski down the face of Francis Peak, one of the highest peaks of the Wasatch Range perched atop the border of Morgan and Davis counties?

20 Nov 2014 - 13:51

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.

13 Nov 2014 - 12:35

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.

30 Oct 2014 - 13:23

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.

23 Oct 2014 - 15:53

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.

23 Oct 2014 - 15:53
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.

16 Oct 2014 - 13:45

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.

9 Oct 2014 - 00:01

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.

3 Oct 2014 - 12:23

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.  

2 Oct 2014 - 11:55

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.  

2 Oct 2014 - 11:55

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.

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

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.

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

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.   

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

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.

18 Sep 2014 - 14:14

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.   
 

18 Sep 2014 - 14:14

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.

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

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.

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

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!

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

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.  

11 Sep 2014 - 14:00

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.

5 Sep 2014 (All day)

Morgan motorists may be subject to 
emissions testing

5 Sep 2014 (All day)

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.

5 Sep 2014 (All day)

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.  

28 Aug 2014 - 16:00

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.

22 Aug 2014 (All day)

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.  

22 Aug 2014 (All day)

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! 

22 Aug 2014 (All day)

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.”

22 Aug 2014 (All day)

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

22 Aug 2014 (All day)

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.