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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.

4 Jan 2015 - 12:41

“This job is really the best job in the world to serve the public-that’s what we do,” Morgan resident and Utah Highway Patrolman Paul Kotter said just days after his job led him to being shot three times.

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.

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.