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25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

The recent snowstorm brought out the creativity in one Morgan Family.  At the Straw house in Morgan they were thinking snow Minion!

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

Tom Borg, Weber State University Continuing Education
Non-traditional becomes traditional at Weber State University’s Morgan Center in Morgan, Utah, as numerous students beyond the traditional college age go there for assistance and accommodation in reaching their higher-education goals. The Center’s location on the campus of Morgan High School provides easy, central access for the community. “Although a few high school students  come here to work on their associate degrees,” says Barbara Anderson, enrollment coordinator, “we have some traditional students and many non – traditional.

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

Rebekah Elton, 17, of Morgan, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

    The Morgan Middle School gym was filled as they recognized the talents of many of their students at their talent assembly.  There were many great performances.  The performers included:

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

Fifteen year old Braxton Bingham, son of Nathan and Suzanne Bingham of Morgan,  caught this rainbow trout in Soda springs, Idaho in January.

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 13 thru February 19, with a total of 133 calls:

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

The leadership of the Utah Ride for Kids were present at the Morgan City Council meeting on Tuesday.  They presented a plaque and tee shirt to the city and the sheriff’s office as a token of their appreciation for the city and county’s continuing support of their annual fund raising event.
The Ride for Kids event occurs each August and is a motorcycle fund raiser ride that starts at This Is The Place Heritage Park, in Salt Lake, crosses over East Canyon and ends at Riverside Park in Morgan City. 

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 23 thru January 29, with a total of 144 calls:

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

Two Cub Scout troops visited The Morgan County News last Tuesday. If your group would like to visit the Paper call managing editor Doug Johnston at (801) 829-3451 or email him at        doug@morgannewspaper.com

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

fter much debate and many meetings with the council the land use agreement with the Gardner Cottonwoods Water Company was approved in the council meeting on Tuesday night with all in favor except Chairman Kelley.  This item has been before the council repeatedly with the council asking for approval from the county engineer and other staff that the agreement would provide sufficient protections for the county and not give substantial liability to tax payers.  The water company had met with staff and had received a favorable recommendation.

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

The Utah Legislature is considering a bill that would require emissions testing in Morgan.  Utah House Bill number 96, if adopted, would require counties “with a geographic boundary that is adjacent to a county required under federal law to utilize a motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program or in which an emissions inspection and maintenance program is necessary to attain any national ambient air quality standard shall comply with the provisions of this section[requiring emissions testing]”.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 16 thru January 22, with a total of 114 calls:

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

1st Tuesday of each month the van will depart from the Morgan Senior Center at 1:30 to travel to Ogden for shopping.  There is always time for a few snacks as well.  Plan on joining the group and get items that may not be available here in Morgan.  Reservations at (801) 845-4040.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

An exciting offering of concerts and performances on Temple Square will take place during the months of January and February with a wide array of musical events.  Concerts will be held in the Tabernacle, and the Assembly Hall, with BYU Winterfest performances in the Conference Center Theater. For convenience sake, specific performing groups and dates for BYU Winterfest are grouped together in this notice.  Each event is open to ages eight and older, unless otherwise indicated. 

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Tykonis Club met for their January meeting on the 12th.   It must have been a busy month, few attended, but a great time was still had.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

December 17, 2010 - Today, John Barber announced that Barber Brothers Ford would join Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America).

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

Just a few thoughts about the Junior Jazz program here in Morgan County.

From what I have seen, as both a coach(in years past) and a parent with 2 participants this year, it is a well run program and good for the kids. Parents step up to coach, and do their best to teach the basic principles of the game. The teams, at least in the girls divisions that I have watched, are about as even as you can get, with most games being played very close, and the ability of the players are spread out from team to team. I know both my girls are having a good time, and enjoy both the practices and the games. Thanks Coach Brian House and Dave Henry!

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

Browning has been a significant part of Morgan County since they relocated their headquarters here in 1964.  Many individuals do not know, however, the significance of the contributions of John M. Browning to Utah and United States History.  The Utah legislature is recognizing his significant contributions by designating Jan 24, 2011 as John M. Browning Day.  

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

2011 is a centennial year in Morgan.  It is the 100th anniversary of the fair.  The fair board is hard at work making plans for a celebration to mark this momentous anniversary.

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

I am writing this at the request of my 96 yr. old mother, Vera Carter.  (She wrote for the paper for many years)

She read the article from Sid Creager about his leaving the Council, he cited one line of the ‘School Song’.

It brought back many memories of her days attending Morgan High and also teaching there.  

It is her request that you print the whole song.  “Maybe there are others that would enjoy ‘remembering’.

Thanks for your consideration.      

Lila Hardy,

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 26 thru January 1, with a total of 133 calls:
Animal Complaint: (2) Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Porterville, Stoddard;
Medical: (3) Morgan City;

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Recently Morgan High FFA members Shawn Francis, Katie Spends, Brain Chappell, Christina Anderson, and Miss Haslam all got the chance to go to Indianapolis, Indiana to compete in the FFA Dairy Foods contest. 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Chapter contests for Morgan’s FFA took place December 16, 2010.  The contests that were involved were Creed, Job Interview, and Extemporaneous. 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Sub for Santa is a fundraiser that Morgan High School puts on every year.  All the money earned from Sub for Santa went to 21 families in the county.  
Sub for Santa took place December 1 – December 21.  In order to get all the cans the FFA members would go around in the mornings during first hour and collect money and cans.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

It’s been a full “first year” for Morgan Empowered, our community organization consisting of volunteers who decided a year ago to organize and work together to “…coordinate family and community resources to empower youth to become responsible and upright adults.”  Combating the plague of drug abuse in our community was the initial catalyst for drawing Morgan County leaders together representing parents, schools, law enforcement, religious organizations, and city, county, and government agencies.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

It’s been a full “first year” for Morgan Empowered, our community organization consisting of volunteers who decided a year ago to organize and work together to “…coordinate family and community resources to empower youth to become responsible and upright adults.”  Combating the plague of drug abuse in our community was the initial catalyst for drawing Morgan County leaders together representing parents, schools, law enforcement, religious organizations, and city, county, and government agencies.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

It’s been a full “first year” for Morgan Empowered, our community organization consisting of volunteers who decided a year ago to organize and work together to “…coordinate family and community resources to empower youth to become responsible and upright adults.”  Combating the plague of drug abuse in our community was the initial catalyst for drawing Morgan County leaders together representing parents, schools, law enforcement, religious organizations, and city, county, and government agencies.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

COLUMBIA, MO — Communities served by community newspapers continue to demonstrate heavy reliance upon their local papers for news and information. Seventy-three percent say they read a local newspaper at least once a week.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The number one story for Morgan County in 2010 was Garth Day.  It seemed that the council administrator position brought controversy with him from the beginning.  First, the position of council administrator, and then the person filling the position became controversial.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The November election is story number two.  2010 will likely be a pivotal year for politics in Morgan County.  Four of the seven seats on the council were up for election.  A fifth seat changed due to the resignation of Rodney Haslam.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

In the Morgan City council meeting on Tuesday the council passed an ordinance banning “synthetic cannabinoids.”  The substance has been given the street name of “spice”.  This follows similar bans by other cities like Ogden and Layton.  The Morgan ordinance is patterned after the Layton Ordinance.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 19 thru December 25, with a total of 96 calls:

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Story Number three is Ken Adams as Superintendant.  Adams has long been a part of Morgan life.  He has contributed time energy and results to the education of Morgan’s Children.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Story number four is the sheriff’s office.  2010 saw many events in the sheriff’s office.  The year began with two candidates for Sheriff.  Neil Porter and Blaine Breshears.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Story Five - About a Street to Come Alive

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

By Doug Johnston
managing editor

I’ve had the opportunity to interview Morgan High School Volleyball Coach, Liz Wiscombe many times before, so as I sat down on Wednesday to interview her about the volleyball team’s recent win of the 3A state championship, it seemed like old times.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

At the end of 2009 the county completed the Fairgrounds Parkway and the new bridge that was a part of the project.  2010 saw a verbal battle with the developer, Morgan Valley Partners, to receive payment for the developers portion of the project.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

In June Morgan Elementary Principle Laraine Whitear died of cancer.  Speaking of Whitear, Superintendant Ken Adams said, “Laraine was one of the kindest human beings I have ever been privileged to associate with.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Story number nine is Rod Haslam.  When The Morgan County News did our first interview with Haslam we considered what title to give the article.  After talking about it and considering it we determined to title it “Big Hearted Haslam”.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Ashley Garfield has been one of the outstanding athletes at Morgan High School in 2010. 

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County has had a lot of snow recently, and then a lot of rain. Mix in some warm days and flooding happens.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

At a hearing on Monday the county indicated that the prosecution of Garth Day will likely be handed over to federal authorities.  For the past several months the FBI has been investigating the actions of Day in allegedly committing fraud and forgery at the same time as the county investigation has been proceeding.  The FBI has met with county officials, obtained documents of actions by Day, and identified areas for prosecution. 

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held their Christmas program combined with the swearing-in of new officers.  It all started with a spectacular meal catered to about 120 members and guests.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Captain Jonathan LaThell Mecham recently returned home to his wife, Celeste Mecham, and daughters, Cristina and Lisa, in Italy from a 12 month deployment to Afghanistan with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom X.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Tell Santa - Pictures of Kids with Santa

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 12 thru December 18, with a total of 129 calls:

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

LAS VEGAS –  Megan Haslam, agricultural educator at Morgan High School in Morgan, Utah, is one of 33  individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given December 4 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) annual convention in Las Vegas.