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Articles in "Community"

26 Jun 2015 - 11:12

North Morgan residents united June 16 against a developer with plans to build several apartment buildings near their Mahogany Ridge homes. 

26 Jun 2015 - 11:12

Ragnar has been running its race through Morgan County since the inception of the relay race over a dozen years ago.  During that time our community members have cheered for runners, complained about traffic, waved to visitors and picked up left-over trash.  With a whole variety of emotions and thousands of visitors, two local high school teams found a way to help the runners and raise funds. 

19 Jun 2015 - 15:05

A brazen, broad, daylight drug deal in the Ridley’s parking lot landed two Morgan residents in jail on multiple felony charges.  Deputy Gary Dudley was passing by when he observed what appeared to be a drug deal taking place in the east end of the Ridley’s parking lot.  Both suspects were well known to Morgan deputies.  Dudley was immediately contacted by a citizen who reported seeing an exchange of cash for a small bag. 

19 Jun 2015 - 15:05

Rocky Mountain Power has ongoing plans for its Weber Hydroelectric Project in Weber Canyon, as evidenced by plans to renew its federal license.  The application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is for an additional 30 years of future operation and details plans for a fish passage and recreation access improvements.

12 Jun 2015 - 12:43

Some 35 to 40 Holcim employees spread out around the Morgan County Fairgrounds June 3 to work on various improvement projects.  A group worked diligently digging a long trench and placing new lights at the high school arena.  Another small group of Holcim employees worked on fixing rotted wood on the bleachers at the main arena.  At the Exhibit Hall building, a group worked diligently to finish repainting and adding trim.  The Morgan High School seniors worked together to scrape the old paint and began the painting process the week prior.

12 Jun 2015 - 12:43

The Commercial Street Market brought businesses and shoppers together for the first time on Saturday June 6.   With over 20 vendors, in addition to the permanent storefront owners, festival goers had a variety of options for shopping, snacking and entertainment.  The Morgan Music Academy, housed on Commercial Street, provided live entertainment by their students and staff throughout the day.

5 Jun 2015 - 14:14

Morgan City’s roadway reconstruction and minor widening project is progressing along 700 East (Old Highway Road) between 300 North (I-84 freeway exit) and Mahogany Ridge Road.

5 Jun 2015 - 14:14

From the time she was young, Morgan native Shantel Watkins loved to see rodeo royalty.  She would stand to the side and watch as the beautiful queens and attendants would sign autographs and greet excited little girls.  However, she was always too shy to approach the talented girls with crowns and sashes. 

5 Jun 2015 - 14:14
Further discussions coming June 9

With talk of other tax increases in the air, the Morgan County School Board recently debated whether or not the school district would keep tax rates the same or offer taxpayers a break.

5 Jun 2015 - 14:14

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  For the third year in a row, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans on Saturday, June 13 at 10 a.m.

29 May 2015 - 09:34

The students at Morgan Elementary School were lucky enough to enjoy a dry morning on Friday, May 22, amid weeks of rain showers to enjoy coming together to make a difference through Relay Recess. Now in its sixth year, this established activity is an event most students eagerly look forward to.

29 May 2015 - 09:34

For years, Hannah Clark has been reciting the 4-H pledge: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.”

29 May 2015 - 09:34

Low clouds surrounded the valley as the haunting notes of taps rang out over the South Morgan Cemetery to close the ceremony honoring Morgan County’s veterans and fallen sons.  The early morning mist seemed to mirror the solemn occasion as the small crowd of onlookers watched the raising and lowering of the flag to half mast, a gun salute and laying a bouquet of red, white and blue flowers on a veteran’s grave as a symbol to honor all who fought and gave the last full measure of devotion. 

21 May 2015 - 13:44

At 10:30 p.m. Monday, local firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire on Bigler Lane in Peterson. Ten firefighters from station 121 and four firefighters from station 131 responded with three engines.

14 May 2015 - 13:36

Friday night, May 8, families filled Morgan Elementary School to experience an amazing evening dedicated to the arts.  Artists of all skill levels from professional to beginner shared their works and delighted crowds both young and old. Various mediums of art shared the spotlight as music, dance and visual arts were all well-represented.  During a jam-packed evening, activities, presentations and performances entertained and educated the community in many facets of art.

8 May 2015 - 13:34

According to new data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Morgan County has the fastest-growing employment rate in the state and has survived the latest recession.

8 May 2015 - 13:34

On the evening of Friday, May 1, Senator Mike Lee honored youth from across the state who earned appointments with various military academies.

8 May 2015 - 13:34

Every parent has reasons they want their children to participate in group sports, and many are ferociously competitive.  But few have the longing to simply have their child enjoy being able to compete in a loving environment with their peers, just for the simple notion of belonging to a team.

1 May 2015 - 16:52

After 39 years of root canals, cavities, implants and routine visits, Morgan County resident Dr. Eric Anderton is hanging up his dental tools.

24 Apr 2015 - 13:38
Contributor to donate $1 to Morgan Middle School for every survey completed

Envision Utah President Robert Grow related a thought that Larry H. Miller once shared with him. Miller said, “I would give back every car I have ever sold if Utah could go back to the way it used to be.”  However, until a proper time travel device has been invented, all we can do is look to the future to ensure our children will be able to enjoy the same opportunities and environments that we have in our communities today.

24 Apr 2015 - 13:38

Morgan City’s contractor, Wilkinson Construction, will begin work Monday on a roadway reconstruction and minor widening project along 700 East between 300 North and Mahogany Ridge Road.   Locals would know this as Old Highway Road east of Interstate 84, from the freeway exit to Mahogany Ridge Road.  The project is intended to improve the roadway surface, drainage, traffi¬c flow and safety for drivers.

16 Apr 2015 - 15:00

The State Fire Marshall is still investigating the cause of a Porterville home fire that resulted in the complete loss of the home. 

16 Apr 2015 - 15:00

“Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky,” said John Grogan.
No statement could describe Animal Control Officer Paula Harrington Pentz better. Pentz was loved by everyone who came in contact with her for whatever reason. Resident Julee Hemingway recalls running into Pentz at the store. “My son just had surgery and she was trying to get him to smile. She had such a big heart! She will be missed.”

14 Apr 2015 - 15:20
Motorists can request their own ‘preferred’ towing company

Due to a Utah Highway Patrol towing contract amendment effective Jan. 15, auto accident scenes may take longer to clear in Morgan County and motorists may have to wait longer for a tow if they don’t specifically request a local tow company.

4 Apr 2015 - 12:01

The dirt has been flying around State Street with all the new construction, but soon you will see a remodel added to that list.

4 Apr 2015 - 12:01

Dr. Lance Crowther has a unique display unlike any other in his dental practice at 195 E. 100 North in Morgan.  From various broken pots and machetes to handmade textiles, the dentist has been adding to his beloved display for years and recently acquired several more items to complement his collection.

4 Apr 2015 - 12:01
Community invited to join in their quest

Startling statistics reveal that more veterans die of suicide each year—at an average of 22 suicides a day—than in combat.  Veterans return to their old lives but often not as their old selves as they deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and other physical and mental limits. 

27 Mar 2015 - 14:49

Clean air, healthy habits, longevity and access to exercise opportunities all played a part in Morgan County being named Utah’s healthiest county for the sixth year in a row according to a national County Health Rankings study.

27 Mar 2015 - 14:49

After a three-day search, Utah State Park officials recovered the body of Mountain Green resident Matthew Rasmussen, 45, from Willard Bay.  An experienced fisherman and regular at the bay, Rasmussen was found under 13 feet of water Wednesday half a mile southwest of the north marina.

27 Mar 2015 - 14:49

Utah Highway Patrol troopers helped retrieve a vehicle out of the Weber River the morning of Thursday, March 19 near Croydon. 

19 Mar 2015 - 16:38

Two long-time former Morgan residents found themselves in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam searching for missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

27 Feb 2015 - 14:10

Representatives from Weber Human Services say they would like to see more Morgan County residents take advantage of their services including mental health, substance abuse counseling, prevention services, and aging services.

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.

3 Jan 2015 - 15:47

One of the biggest differences between a large newspaper and a small-town publication is that a large paper will have a large office staff. A small town newspaper doesn't have that luxury.
Each staff member at The Morgan County News has a number of hats to wear and a number of places they need to be to perform their daily tasks.
Now that Morgan Valley Crafts is fulfilling all the copy/print needs of the community, we at The Morgan County News have less need to have the office staffed full-time.  Official hours will be limited to Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

3 Jan 2015 - 15:47
County tax roll now available online

Do apartment residents pay their own way when it comes to property taxes used by the city and county to police streets, provide utilities and educate children?

3 Jan 2015 - 15:47

Saturday, June 27, Jack and Jean Harris and Clif and Virginia Burwell hosted the 10th annual Porterville Car Rally. The turnout was even better than expected according to the hosts.

3 Jan 2015 - 15:47

“When you plant that first seed, you’ve got seven days a week ‘til they’re grown and gone. You start planting in January and there’s no break until the end of July,” Ron Robison sagely noted.  

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."