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3 Jun 2011 (All day)

For Memorial Day I went on a visit to cemeteries in Morgan with one of my sons and my dad.  It was a good trip.  We visited the graves of my grandparents and great grandparents in the Enterprise Cemetery and then visited the graves of ancestors from another branch of my mother’s family in the Milton Pioneer Cemetery.  I like Memorial Day.  I enjoy the day of remembrance when we think about those who have gone before and honor those who gave their lives for us.

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

The rising water flooded over the top of the Croydon bridge and the road leading to the bridge from the freeway exit.  The county has closed the road until the water recedes.  Lost Creek Reservoir is very near flowing over the spillway so the situation is likely to become worse over the coming weeks.

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

Veterans were honored at a ceremony hosted by the American Legion Post 67 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6154.  There were services held at each of the cemeteries in Morgan with a final ceremony at the courthouse.  

27 May 2011 (All day)

The public is invited to attend a short program held at the Enterprise Cemetery   May 30, 2011 at 2: pm.  A historical marker will be placed at the grave site of Amelia Mitchell Croft.  Historic Site Researcher for the LDS History Library in Salt Lake City, Emily Utt, will be the guest speaker.  She will give a short talk prior to the dedication of the marker

27 May 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Valley Marathon is now just 9 weeks away!! Believe it or not there is still time to prepare and train for a race and springtime is the perfect time to run and enjoy the warmer weather. Just make your goal, stay positive and get going!! Registration is still open for the marathon, half marathon and 5k.  We are offering Morgan Valley residents a family discount pass for the 5k race. (this discount is not available on line) You can pick up registration forms at Jubilee, Ace, Pocket Change or the Library. Take advantage of this great deal and involve the whole family in the 5k fun run! The Morgan County Fair is hosting a pre-race pasta dinner the night before the races which can be included in the family discount pass. There will be an expo on Friday and Saturday which will be as much fun for the kids as for the adults! The fun and excitement of Morgan’s first marathon is not solely for the runners. This is a time for everyone to enjoy!  There is much help needed to make this event a success. If you are unable to run but still want to be part of the fun…be a volunteer!  This is a great service opportunity for school and church groups also!  For more information on volunteering- Please contact Tara Low at 801-829-4560 or visit the marathon website at morganvalleymarathon.com and sign up to be a volunteer. There are many ways to become involved in this exciting event. Even if it is just coming to the finish line to support the runners! If you’ve never had the opportunity to be at the finish line of a marathon, make an effort  to come and cheer for the runners of the 1st Morgan Valley Marathon. You will not be disappointed and may just be inspired to start running and training for a marathon yourself!

27 May 2011 (All day)

 

It was held on the first week in September when farm crops had time to mature.  There was a large area on the Southwest end of the exhibit building to display farm crop exhibits.  Entries were mostly cabbage, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, wheat, and other garden vegetables for farmers and gardeners.  

27 May 2011 (All day)

On March 4, 2011, Stoddard Ward Troop 246 held an Eagle Court of Honor for the following individuals:  Ned McFarlane, son of Joe and Britt McFarlane, Ethan Porter son of Brian and Janine Porter, Wade Schmid son of Mark and Cheryl Schmid, Travis Searle son of Ken and Jill Searle, and Hunter Willis son of Chad and Jen Willis.  

27 May 2011 (All day)

Lately it seems that each time I attend a conference or read through what’s happening in family history I come across articles about digital data.  I suppose it is inevitable that there should be so much focus on thi topic with all that is happening online these days.  

27 May 2011 (All day)

 

Rashelle Whitear Stephens, daughter of Bevan and Joni Whitear was recently awarded the “Rookie of the Year” Award for her excellence in photography.

Rashelle is a member of the Intermountain Professional Photographers Association (IPPA).   In order to receive “Rookie of the Year” a photographer must obtain the highest overall score among first time competing photographers.

27 May 2011 (All day)

Go to virtually any community event, turn around, and there will be Jerry Pierce.  Pierce volunteers his services for nearly every event in the county.  Last year Pierce volunteered at the Fair, Relay for Life, the Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas on Commercial Street, and six Juvinile Diabetes events.  Pierce has also been a volunteer EMT for the last fourteen years.  “I was surprised by the honor.  I love what I do.  I love being able to give to the community,” said Pierce.

27 May 2011 (All day)

Flooding challenges continue in the county as record rainfall adds to already fully saturated ground.  Rainfall across the state are at record levels  and flooding is occurring all along the course of the Weber River.  

20 May 2011 (All day)

The flooding situation has been holding steady although the continuous rain will create additional problems in the days ahead.  The current problems are the bridge in Croydon near the Holcim Cement Plant that keeps flooding over the road. The county is keeping it under control by removing debris that is getting stuck in the bridge. 

20 May 2011 (All day)

As preparations are being finalized for the annual Relay for Life event, the children of our community are leading the way as they participate in activities to raise funds for the fight against cancer.

20 May 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Airport is planning a fly-in at the airport for June 4.  The event will have displays of World War II vehicles including Jeeps, motorcycles, and airplanes.   It is a chance for residents to see the aircraft of World War II up close.

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

After a brief hiatus while the city finalized the new playground equipment and prepared for the summer events, the city is back on the trail towards a splash pad.  The city proposed a splash pad to residents last year after discussions with a number of residents in the county as well as visits to splash pads in other cities.  Morgan City is making this a community project and planning to primarily fund the construction of the splash pad with donated funds, material, and labor from local businesses and residents.  The city feels confident that they can raise the funds required.

13 May 2011 (All day)

 

Sinclair

By W. Ford Porter

Age 10

 

 

Beep, Beep, Beep! Rex woke up sweating from his now normal nightmare.  His parents and he has been driving down a three lane highway at 10 o’clock at night. His Dad was driving and a drunk driver in a semi swerved towards their car.  Dad swerved a little to the left.  Another truck driver appeared on the left and swerved into their car also.  Dad swerved to the middle lane now. As his Dad slowed, so did the other trucks.  At the same time both drivers swerved to the center smashing the car between the pick up and the semi.  Rex remembered looking up, seeing one gigantic boulder coming down the mountain. As Rex glanced to the semi driver he thought he saw the driver turn to smoke and drift out the window. Looking at the other driver, he too turned to vapor and was gone.  That was the last thing Rex saw before the boulder came crashing down, killing his parents and taking his left leg for life.  The only difference between this dream and the others was this one had happened on year ago in Rex’s real life and it hadn’t stopped since. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

The Latter-day Saint Cherokee Family based in Milton, Utah celebrated their 20th year of organization this last week end.   They started with ninty people coming from all over the United States for the occasion by having a special “all day” experience at the Salt Lake City, Temple, with special speakers from the Temple Presidency, and  doing temple work for their Cherokee ancestors.   Saturday, they met at the Milton, Utah, LDS Ward Chapel for an all day celebration, with several  national speakers and an elaborate Cherokee Feast.   The Latter-day Saint speakers each spoke for one hour on:

13 May 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 1 thru May 7, with a total of 153 calls:

13 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. The program receives support from the Morgan Conservation District, 1st Bank, Diamond D Ranch, J Reverse J Cattle Company, and Morgan County.

13 May 2011 (All day)

onday, May 16  “Annie” will be the play at the Plaza Playhouse.  Group leaving center at 4:45 p.m..  If you would like to join, please call the center at (801) 845-4040.  Mary Kaye Campbell as volunteer driver.

13 May 2011 (All day)

 

Edna Emma Broadhead Russell, 104, peacefully returned to her Father in Heaven on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011.  

She was born June 14, 1906, to Ernest Willard Broadhead and Ellen Gorena Bruun.  Her earliest memories were of growing up in the beautiful Mancos Valley in Colorado.  Her family moved to Salt Lake City while she was in grade school.  Music played a large role in her life and she and her sisters were in high demand as a singing trio throughout the valley.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

 FamilySearch has been regularly releasing new digital collections.  Over the past year FamilySearch has released new record collections nearly each week.  This last week they announced a milestone, more than 600 collections.  FamilySearch released the following information:

5 May 2011 (All day)

 FamilySearch has been regularly releasing new digital collections.  Over the past year FamilySearch has released new record collections nearly each week.  This last week they announced a milestone, more than 600 collections.  FamilySearch released the following information:

5 May 2011 (All day)

he year is 1891, place London, the time is 11:59 P.M.  The streets were empty except for a middle-aged man walking hurriedly down the street.  He stopped at an intersection, straitened his trench coat, took a deep breath and walked forward.  “Did you bring it?” said a deep icy voice from the shadows. “Ye…Yes.” the man stammered, pulling a package from his trench coat.  He set it on the ground, backed away and bowed.  “You have served me faithfully.” The voice said.  And as he said it a hand reached out.

5 May 2011 (All day)

he year is 1891, place London, the time is 11:59 P.M.  The streets were empty except for a middle-aged man walking hurriedly down the street.  He stopped at an intersection, straitened his trench coat, took a deep breath and walked forward.  “Did you bring it?” said a deep icy voice from the shadows. “Ye…Yes.” the man stammered, pulling a package from his trench coat.  He set it on the ground, backed away and bowed.  “You have served me faithfully.” The voice said.  And as he said it a hand reached out.

5 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan – The Utah State Parks Road Trip RV is expected to arrive at East Canyon State Park Thursday, May 12 at approximately 7 p.m. on its history-making tour of all 43 state parks in three days.

5 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan – The Utah State Parks Road Trip RV is expected to arrive at East Canyon State Park Thursday, May 12 at approximately 7 p.m. on its history-making tour of all 43 state parks in three days.

5 May 2011 (All day)

On Saturday, May 14th, Utah’s letter carriers will be doing more than delivering the mail. They will collect food on their routes to feed the hungry in their communities. May 14 is the annual letter carriers food drive across America.

5 May 2011 (All day)

Tuesday, May 10 Group leaving for temple at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 3:00.  Plan on lunch as usual.  Vaughn Larsen will be your volunteer driver and please call Emma Lou Bell to let her know if you are going.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

Tuesday, May 10 Group leaving for temple at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 3:00.  Plan on lunch as usual.  Vaughn Larsen will be your volunteer driver and please call Emma Lou Bell to let her know if you are going.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

It would not be spring in Morgan without the welcoming music of the Morgan Community Choir.  The music be the choir at springtime is a harbinger of the warmth to come and this year was no exception.  Lead by director Lois Manning the choir performed numbers both traditional and contemporary.  Their opening numbers included selections from Rogers and Hammerstein as well as selections celebrating the gifts of God.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

A lively discussion was held at council meeting surrounding proposed actions to mitigate flooding.  After a meeting with County Emergency Manager, Terry Turner, and Weber Basin Water a number of individuals including county council members Kilmer and Kippen and Council Chairman Kelley met with state officials and representatives of the Army Corp. of Engineers to determine next steps.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Utah Sons of the Pioneers hosted the Patriarch of the Europe East Area , Tom Rogers, at their luncheon last week.  Rogers has a BA in international relations from the University of  Utah,  a B.A.  in language and literature from Yale, and a PHD in Russian language and literature from Georgetown University.  He taught as assistant professor of Russian at Harvard, associate Professor of Russian at the U of U, and professor of Russian at BYU.  He also taught at BYU China.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Utah Sons of the Pioneers hosted the Patriarch of the Europe East Area , Tom Rogers, at their luncheon last week.  Rogers has a BA in international relations from the University of  Utah,  a B.A.  in language and literature from Yale, and a PHD in Russian language and literature from Georgetown University.  He taught as assistant professor of Russian at Harvard, associate Professor of Russian at the U of U, and professor of Russian at BYU.  He also taught at BYU China.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Morgan County Library sends a big “Thanks” to a great bunch of “future authors” for sharing their talents with us.  We knew there was talent in our county but we were just amazed at the stories that were entered in our contest for National Library Week.  So we just wanted to mention a few of the awesome kids and the wonderful ideas they shared with us. 

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Snowbasin, Utah.— Snowbasin Resort is holding two Open Houses on May 24th and May 25th, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with a presentation both nights at 5:30pm to allow the public the opportunity to view the proposed master plan for the 8,100 acres located in Morgan County. Tuesday, May 24th will take place in Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin, and Wednesday, May 25th will take place at the Morgan County Council Chambers at 48 West Young Street in Morgan City. Members of the design team and Snowbasin Resort owner and manager representatives will be on hand to answer questions and explain the elements of the master plan.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Friday, April 29

3:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Bear River High School Away

5:30 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Bear River High School Away

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Last Thursday, April 21, northern Utah had some major winds, and the power was out in parts of Morgan County because of it, and a lot of damage throughout six Utah Counties. In the photo above, the Eppards on Morgan Valley Drive had their barn fly into the back  of their home, and they lost a large section of a fence also. They have a wind station and it recorded at 238 miles per hour at 1:25. Then 20 minutes later, a 73 mph gust took out one of their storage sheds.  The tyrotoxism barn weighed over 12,000 pounds. 

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Congratulations to Matt Franich for being elected “Sweetheart” for the month of April.  We appreciate Matt’s smiling face here and his great contribution to the conversations.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Hugh Davis was awarded the “Silver Bowl Award” on April 19, 2011 at the Lieutenant Governor’s Volunteer Recognition and Awards Banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Salt Lake City.  Each award recipient personally received their award from the Lieutenant Governor with a photo session.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Wendy Mudrow Nelson also known (on stage & album) as Lantern Lane has hopped on the bandwagon taking her talents on the road, to share her music and raise funds for our soldiers serving in Iraq.

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

On an annual basis, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers will add one or two names to our beautiful “Early Morgan Pioneer” Monument located at the entrance of the Morgan City Riverside Park.  The Sons of Utah Pioneer Monument Committee will select one or two names to be submitted to appropriate City and County Offices for Final Approval. 

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

“Oh the weather outside is frightful...”  The Morgan Community Choir presents its 12th Annual Spring Concert on Monday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Morgan High School.  Even it if it is snowing!  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Tuesday, April 26 Andrew Jackson will be the topic of discussion with Jay Taggart’s history class at 7 p.m.  It is such a learning experience to be in any of Jay’s classes.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

People all the time say that living in Morgan County is great because of the people that live here.  

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

Monday, April 18 - 55 Alive Class  from 9 a.m. until 1:00.  Participate in this informative class for four hours with Marie Nye as teacher and receive anywhere from a 3% to 7% discount on your automobile insurance for three years.  You will be amazed at how many ways you can improve your driving skills!  If you are a member of AARP cost is $12.00 with card.  Non-members are $14.00.

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

n these troubled times, people are hurting. Individuals and families, who only months ago felt like they were doing okay…today hang on by threads.  Those who were already at risk face even greater hardships, harder choices.

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Monday, April 11 Quilters and anyone else who would like to go can travel to Salt Lake City for shopping at “Wimpole Street”.  Lunch is wherever everyone decides to stop.  Doris Thurgood will be your hostess and volunteer driver.  Please call the center for details.

Wednesday, April 13 - At 12:15 Karyl Chase will be here to talk about Senior Companions and what a vital resource they  and other volunteers are for our communities.  There will also be a few surprises available to our wonderful volunteers.

2 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Tuesday, April 5th - Shopping trip to Ogden immediately after lunch.  Call for reservations.