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6 Apr 2012 (All day)

It’s time again for the Money Matter$ Couples & Money Date Night Series provided by USU/Morgan County Extension. Starting next week for three Tuesday’s in April: April 10, 17 & 24 from 7-8 PM (April 10 & 17) and 7-8 (April 24 only) in the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium. 

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

On Sat. March 24, a controlled weed burning fire got out of hand, when wind picked up and extended the controlled fire to cause a grass fire. The fire swept fast burning a fence, and part of a power pole. 

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

It’s that time of year when spring is in the air and Evanston Cowboy Days is getting ready for their big rodeo over Labor Day Weekend.  First we must have a queen to reign over the festivities and promote the sport of rodeo.   Evanston Cowboy Days is looking for any young lady ages 16 to 24, living within a 50 mile radius of Evanston, to fulfill this fun and exciting job.

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

 

As printed in the Morgan County News May 2, 1941 (From World War II)

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

Cheryl grew up in Hunter, which is now West Valley City.  After graduating from Cypress High School she attended two years at SUSC on music and academic scholarships. She then attended Utah State where she met Brian through a friend.  Brian lived in Markesan, Wisconsin until he was ten and then moved to Preston ID.   He graduated from CSI, College of Southern Idaho, and then joined the National Guard.   They were married in 1990 and moved to Provo where Brian began working for UPS and has worked there full time, except when deployed.  They made Morgan their home 21 years ago.  

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

Disasters can hit at anytime, whether it be from natural causes, earthquakes, floods, windstorms, fire, or unnatural disasters, power outages, wrecks, and chemical spills. Though not something most of us think about most the time, but for Morgan’s Peggy Mecham it stirs constantly in her mind of how to ensure safety for the community in times of unforeseen events.

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

Chances are, most people in the community have benefited from the service, works, and influence of the Morgan Lions Club.  Through their many acts of service, sweet smiles and genuine joy have been reflected on the faces of Morgan children for many generations.  George Francis jokes that the Morgan Lions Club has been around “since the time Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” While the exact date is not known with certainty, the Morgan Lions Club has been around for a very long time, well over 80 years.  Throughout these years it has touched young and old alike. True to their motto “We serve”, the Morgan Lions Club has sponsored many of the celebrations Morgan residents have grown up with and continue to cherish with their own children and grandchildren. Lions clubs can be found serving throughout the world. In fact, they are the world’s largest service club organization. Although the parent organization is an international club, the Morgan Lions Club has been especially focused on the needs of our own community. They have structured the service they provide and activities they sponsor in a way to connect very personally with the people of Morgan.

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

Ahhh, spring has finally sprung and the long awaited, or dreaded, spring cleaning can commence!  The time to do those daunting tasks that have been haunting us all winter long has now come due and we cringe knowing we can no longer spare the spurs.  Why do we dread it?  Because there’s so much to do and so little time to do it?  Probably both!  And cleaning isn’t a facet of fun no matter when it’s done.  However, once the terrorizing tasks are completed, there are renewed feelings of energy and life again…at least until the clutter begins its quest to re-claim our lives, but that’s another rut for down the road.

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

The Morgan Chamber of Commerce received a significant boost from the County in the form of a donation of $7,500.  The county has been working with the Chamber to develop an economic development plan for the county.  

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

In the 1950’s, Nancy Mikesell was known as one of the best 4-Hers in Morgan County!  Nancy has always loved 4-H. Her favorite 4-H club was always sewing. She participated in 4-H sewing clubs for many years and when she was in high school, she also taught sewing to the girls who were in Jr. High. She is still teaching sewing today to her granddaughters and some of their friends. 

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

Recently, the Dots and Doodles Preschool has open their doors to a second location, 185 North Commerical Street, in Morgan City.

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

“Celebrating the Arts”, was the theme for Family Fun Night held last Monday evening. This was the first family fun night that the Morgan County Library has sponsored.

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

 

Earl and Carole have lived in Mountain Green for 43 years.  They moved here when Earl received a job offer from Weber State University and have been here ever since.

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

In the year 1859, David E. Henderson, Issac Morris and Jonathan Hemmingway families formed the nucleus for the town of Richville. Lured to this spot in 1861 come Thomas Rich (1817-1884) who had the honor of having the town named after him but moved to Porterville. David Henderson built the first log house down by the east canyon creek. When other families came they were advised by David Henderson to build on higher ground because of the flooding, which he had experienced from the 1860 spring runoff. This same year John H. Rich, Gillerpie Waldron and Solomon Conley joined the group, followed by Albert Douglas Dickson and a year later his two brothers, William and John and his father, Billa Dickson in 1862. Add to the list names of George W. Taggart, George Seaman, Henry and Morgan Hinman, and later on the Oluf Rose, Sanford Colson Porter, Baltzar Peterson, John Wood, Fredrick Clark, George Brough, and William Smith families and others who were attracted to this beautiful place. I have often wondered how they were able to communicate with each other as many were Scandinavia and others were English.

23 Mar 2012 (All day)

Wesley and Janet Grandsen bought the house and the property from the Ostlers, according to Bob Huerta who worked and roomed with the Grandsens for five years.  County records verify they bought it from the Ostler Land and Livestock Co. in 1952. The Gransden’s ran cattle on the land which extended all the way to Snow Basin.  The Huertas said Gransdens had Arabian horses, and Carol Ralphs said they also grew hay for their cattle. There was an irrigation ditch where the Highlands office now stands. Mr. Hubbard said he was told the property was 3500 acres or more at that time.

23 Mar 2012 (All day)

Russ and Natalie Tibitts met while they were both attending Ricks College.  They went on a date set up through mutual friends and while Natalie had a mission planned when she met him, six months later they were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1993.  She graduated in Interior design and then was granted a scholarship to BYU.  Russ worked on Generals at Ricks, his Bachelor at BYU graduating in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership, and then finished up at University of Utah for his Masters.  In case you wonder, he cheers for the Cougars but doesn’t forget he also graduated from the U of U. Russ currently works as a seminary teacher for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and is serving as the Bishop of his ward.  Natalie stays at home ‘to keep control over the chaos.’

23 Mar 2012 (All day)

Several months ago, for his Eagle Scout project, Carson Rupe sent out a flyer to the Mountain Green community, to collect toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss and drugstore eye glasses for Haiti.  Some of these items were dropped off at his house, and he picked up others.  All in all, he gathered three big boxes full of dental floss, toothpaste and toothbrushes for a dental team (part of the Haiti Healthcare Initiative) to give to patients.  Part of the HHI project was to teach Haitians how to brush and floss, since the rate of dental problems is so high. For his Eagle project, Carson also gathered a number of reading glasses, and enough cash contributions to purchase over 60 more pairs of reading glasses.

16 Mar 2012 (All day)

Have you ever had a day when everything seemed to go your way?  When you see a penny do you pick it up hoping all the day you’ll have good luck?  If you have, you’re not the only lucky dog in town.  Many would be wishers, down on their luck are always on the lookout for the next lucky charm to change their lives.  From handshakes and hairdo-dos to superstitious routines and voodoos, they want to try and get the edge on their competition and hopefully their lives.  They live and die by luck.  They believe that being lucky is the only way out of their dire straits, and to get ahead and be happy in this hard luck world.

16 Mar 2012 (All day)

Do you have plans for Memorial Day weekend? If you don’t, then you’re in luck. And if you do, you may want to reconsider spending some time at one of northern Utah’s most spectacular community events.

16 Mar 2012 (All day)

There are new items in the Morgan County Library display case, it’s Morgan High School Student Art. This colorful variety of art work will be displayed throughout the month of March. The students participating in this art display range from 10th to 12th grade.

16 Mar 2012 (All day)

When you drive by old homes in Morgan County, do you ever wonder how long they have been there and what tales they could tell?  One beautiful old home I have always admired is “The Hubbard House” on 5648  W. Old Hwy Rd., Mountain Green which is 85 years old.  The home was originally built by the Ostler family in 1927.

16 Mar 2012 (All day)

The annual Easter egg sponsored by The Morgan Lions Club, will be held on April 7th at the Morgan Rec Plex.  Start time is 12 noon, DON’T BE LATE!!! Children 8 years of age and under are invited to participate.  

16 Mar 2012 (All day)

This time of year April Matthews and her oldest daughters, Naomi and Kiley, become a little more visible as they ring the doorbell of hundreds of Morgan homes delivering the long standing tradition of Samoas and Thin Mints.  

16 Mar 2012 (All day)

Dan Liljenquist visited Morgan this week.  Liljenquist is running for the U.S. Senate seat opposing Orrin Hatch for the Republican nomination.  Liljenquist is hoping for a repeat of what happened to Bob Bennett when he was replaced at the Republican convention with Mike Lee in 2010.  

16 Mar 2012 (All day)

Who doesn’t love a good game of bowling? Ever since Parkside Bowling Lanes opened in 1964, bowling has become one of Morgan’s favorite recreational fun spots!

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

When was the last time you truly felt gratitude for someone or something in your life?  Gratitude is more than an obliged gesture of Thank You.  It’s a heartfelt feeling that adds depth and breadth to your appreciation.  However, when we get too busy it’s easier to forget to be grateful.  We can become blind to the wonderful gifts given to us each day.  When we forget or forgo showing our gratitude to ourselves and to others, it can quickly drag us down into a rut of ingratitude.  

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

Family Fun Night at the Library, celebrating The Arts, will be held on Monday, March 26 from 6–7 p.m.

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

Morgan’s Relay for Life, “The Magic of Relay” kick-off  will be held Monday, March 12 at Parkside Lanes, 200 East 125 North, from 6-8 p.m.

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

The annual Easter egg sponsored by The Morgan Lions Club, will be held on April 7th at the Morgan Rec Plex.  Start time is 12 noon, DON’T BE LATE!!! Children 8 years of age and under are invited to participate.  

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

The Sons of the Utah Pioneers have placed the Early Morgan Pioneer Monument in the Morgan City Park.  In the last two years Charles Sreeve Peterson, George Washington Taggart, Thomas Jefferson Thurston and Sanford Porter have been recognized.  This year we are adding two additional names to the monument.  

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

Carla was born in Mesa, Arizona and her family moved so she went to different schools and colleges but she has spent considerable time in Utah over the years. Her husband, Gregory, was a school superintendent, and they moved a lot in that capacity.  Greg is now the superintendent of a charter school in Kaysville after many years of serving in the public schools.

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

Bowling: The Morgan Stars had a great time competing in the Snowball Classic Winter Games.  Throughout the Month of January, our athletes had an opportunity to compete in singles, doubles, team, and unified team tournaments.  The athletes won a lot of medals, forged new friendships, and most importantly, had a lot of fun!   We would like to extend a special thanks to all of our parents, families, and especially our amazing Coaches, Keith Orton, Misty Spendlove, and Dennis Peterson.  Thanks to the coaches for donating so much time, talent, skill, and patience.  It was amazing to watch the athletes as they learned new skills and accomplished so much.

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

Have you ever considered how you could make a difference in Morgan County?  Now is your chance.  This year there will be elections for three council seats and three school board seats in the county.  While the presidential election may be catching all of the headlines, the local positions in Morgan County have, perhaps, a greater effect on life in the county than any of the national seats.  The following positions are up for election on the county council:

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

The annual Morgan Lions Basketball Tournament will be held, Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at the Morgan Middle School Gym. The games will start at 4:30 p.m.

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

This month Christians and other Deity devoted denominations began celebrating Lent.  Traditionally, Lent is the forty days before Easter.  It is symbolic of the Biblical account of Jesus’ journey into the wilderness to fast and pray for forty days in preparation for His temptations by the Devil, His suffering in the garden of Gethsemane, His cruel crucifixion and His exalted resurrection; which also leads us to the celebration we know as Easter.  During Lent a person will choose to give up something of significant value in their lives--or something that may not really be valuable, but which a person has placed a value on.  It is a personal and usually private sacrifice not only to increase piety, but to remind oneself that to truly live a more excellent life there are things that must be chosen to be left behind to achieve it--bad habits, sweets, laziness, poisonous people, places and patterns that are unhealthy and unworthy of our time and energy.  They choose to sacrifice them, at least for forty days, so they can excel and learn to live a better, healthier, and happier life.

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

The Morgan County Horse 4-H program wants to start a new season in style!  We want your creative designs, so the Morgan Horse 4-H council is sponsoring a logo contest!  The chosen logo will be used to help advertise and promote the horse 4-H program throughout the coming year.

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

Richville News- We are glad to mention that the lane here in Richville has been oiled to our satisfaction, and is appreciated.  Keith Waldron is visiting here from the Doulgas Flying school with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Waldron. 

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

Skyler Prochnow, son of Brian and Cheryl Prochnow recently graduated from basic training. 

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

Mark and Heidi packed their bags and moved to Morgan in October 2007 after searching for a house for their growing family.  They had searched for the right house to fit their family on a budget after Heidi quit her job to raise her children.  Mark’s boss told him they needed to visit Morgan during a bad inversion.   They took his advice and as they came through the canyon to the clear skies of Morgan they felt like they could breathe again.  They soon fell in love with our little town.

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

The scouts were inquisitive about what was going on the year that they were born. The Morgan County news does not have all years or dates of the newspapers, but  we were able to locate the year the cub scout Jace Tucker was born. 

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

On Sunday, March 4, a Court of Honor will be held for Braxton N. Bingham to award him the Eagle Scout Award.

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

The new Morgan North Front Business Resource Center is in pursuit to open soon, as Hadlock Construction works to bring the new changes to the building. The Business Center is located in the former Val’s Flower building, on State Street. 

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

A mark of progress and care for our U.S. Soldiers and Veterans again came to light as the official dedication of the Salt Lake Fisher House opened its doors Feb. 29 for the public to view in the ribbon cutting ceremony for this new facility. The Fisher House will be a huge benefit to any military and their family who have to travel a distance from the 5 states the VA hospital encompasses. (Including Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, and Idaho).

24 Feb 2012 (All day)

Who doesn’t love birthdays?  Okay, maybe for some of us having a birthday is about more mourning than celebrating, but that’s for another article, or is it?  I’ll keep writing and if you keep reading we’ll find out together!  Why write about birthdays now?  February is an amazing month for birthdays, both presidential and preeminent people from the past, present and hopefully the future!  When you get the chance look up famous birthdays in February; it’s quite a lengthy and notable list.  That’s not to say you have to have been born in February to be fantastic.  It’s not the calendar, or the candles that determines your calling, it’s your heart.  

24 Feb 2012 (All day)

If being involved in something for 72 years makes you an expert, then Josephine Clark would definitely be an expert in 4-H!  She is one of the many people in our community that has helped shape 4-H in Morgan County. Josephine’s 4-H experiences have ranged from being a member, a leader, and a mother of 10 children who were very involved. 

24 Feb 2012 (All day)

Monday, February 20th the Sons of the Utah Pioneers had the very enjoyable opportunity to be addressed by Robert Woodford during their monthly meeting at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.  Calvin Stephens invited him to be our guest speaker which he graciously accepted.  He discussed the ongoing efforts of publishing the Joseph Smith Papers both in book form and on line.  He reported that there are many misconceptions based on incorrect readings of these documents.  

24 Feb 2012 (All day)

Wanda was born in Kaysville, graduated from Davis High and served a LDS mission in Scotland.  Rob was born in Renton, WA and then his family lived in Fresno, Ca.  He moved to Mountain Green when his mother Shirley married Wayne Wilkinson.  He attended Morgan schools and served an LDS mission in Uruguay. 

24 Feb 2012 (All day)

Wanda was born in Kaysville, graduated from Davis High and served a LDS mission in Scotland.  Rob was born in Renton, WA and then his family lived in Fresno, Ca.  He moved to Mountain Green when his mother Shirley married Wayne Wilkinson.  He attended Morgan schools and served an LDS mission in Uruguay. 

24 Feb 2012 (All day)

We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” words of the Preamble which introduce the Constitution. This constitution formed the nation’s government, on September 17,1787. This coming September will be the 225th Anniversary.