Valerie Kelley’s colorful and fragrant presence is well known in Morgan. No, she’s not a farmer but she definitely makes an art out of using plants, flowers, and other things grown in nature to make a living and provide a positive service to her community.
The Sons of the Utah Pioneers have placed a monument at the Riverside Park in Morgan that honors the early pioneers of Morgan County. Additonal names will be added to the nonument in the future. The dedication will take place on Monday, October 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the park. The public is invited to attend.
Teen Read Week 2010, Oct. 17-23, a time to encourage area teens to read for the fun of it.
Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstore’s across the country will be celebrating this year’s theme, Books with Beat @ your library®, which encourages teens to read a variety of materials, including poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more.
On Thursday, October 7 the annual Morgan County 4-H Achievement Night was held, hosted by Utah State University Extension in the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.
Local 4-Hers were recognized for their accomplishments in 4-H livestock, the 4-H horse program, 4-H portfolios and record books, 1st year 4-H membership, 10-year 4-H membership, TRY Team participation, and other awards.
Thanks to all of you who made our Ice Cream Social with Bob Peterson such a success. What a wonderful evening in the Riverside Park! Everyone appreciates Bob's outstanding voice and his talent for making us all laugh and enjoy a great evening of entertainment. Our biggest" thanks" to he and Rozann for giving their time and talents to all the seniors who attended.
It’s been a few weeks since the Morgan County Fair and the fair board has had some time to decompress and get reacquainted with their families. With all the work that goes into delivering the fair you would think that they would take time off to rest and relax, but the fair board is already in the thick of planning for next year.
Morgan County Single Adults ages 31+ held their first PicNic and PowWow in the Park on Sept. 7th.
The Ball is now Rolling for Morgan LDS Single Adults! It was a nice turnout for our first event. We got lots of good feedback and input for what we want to see in the Morgan Valley for our Single Adults 31+.
Morgan Empowered is sponsoring the upcoming Parent Awareness event, “Safety on Cell Phones and the Internet”, which will be held at the Morgan High School auditorium on Tuesday, September 28th, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 29 thru September 4, with a total of 189 calls:
Assistance: (3) Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Como Springs, East Canyon, Milton, Peterson;
Court Shuttle: (2)Morgan City;
Civil Papers: Littleton, Morgan City, (2) Mtn Green, Porterville, Stoddard;
Summer has flown by once again this year! It's hard to believe we are already planning fall activities:
The office will be closed for Labor Day on September 6.
September 9: BINGO will be sponsored by AAMCO Medical with Amy Clark calling the shots. There will be plenty of prizes for everyone, so please feel free to join the group. Lunch will be served at noon and the games will begin immediately after.
Harli Rees is the tiniest pageant winner in town. At one year old she has already won twelve trophies, four crowns, two banners and a plaque. Her titles include three queen titles, Mini Queen, Prettiest Eyes, Prettiest Hair, Best Attire, Most Photogenic, and Personality Plus. She is the daughter of Tucker and Misha Rees, and grand-daughter of Stan and Sue Rees and Bonnie Smith of Las Vegas.
The Morgan Fire Department would like to thank everyone for their support with this year’s Muscular Dystrophy Assosiation (MDA) Drive. The fire department collected $2576.70. This will all go to MDA for kids local.
We would especially like to thank those in the community that donated $ 100 or more for this drive. We have given those few a special MDA Tee Shirt for their support. We would like to thank Morgan Jubilee , Nebco Service and 7 Eleven for letting us use their locations with our MDA Drive. Also we would like to thank Morgan Fire Fighters that gave of their time to help collect for this year’s MDA Drive.
Starting September 2nd, Morgan County Library will be changing its after-school story hour time. Because of the new early release day for our elementary schools we will be moving our afternoon storyhour to 2:30 on Thursdays
Photo - Back Row: Tom Rogers, Allen Rust, Ward Winchester, Al Morgan, Phil Castel, Mark Wilkinson, Tony Hassel, Robert Poll, Frank Bohman, Fred Bohman, Gene Ercanbrack, Vaughn Carter, Bud Olson, Keith Carrigan, George Hopkins, Bruce Widdison, Wayne Carter, Eddie Morgan Dean Duncan, (Missing Bruce Giles)
Middle Row: Carolyn (Porter) Morgan, Linda (Jensen) Roberts, Ann (Carrigan) Miller, Stephanie (Hopkins) Nance, Marsha Ann (Turner) Martin, Connie (Clark), Shannon (Reed) Croft, Mary Beth (Bates) Edwards, Arlene (Head) Taylor, Judy (Olsen) Barker, Sue (Allen) Brooks
Front Row: Sheila (Redden) Wilkinson, Maria (Chard) Neville, Joan (Simmons) Mortensen, Karel Mae (Butters) Dickson, Nell (Thurston) Nickerson, Cleo Mortensen) Stuart, Happy (Hulet) Fry
Happy (Hap) Hulet Fry
On August 6 and 7 of 2010. Our High School years started when we were in the 7th Grade 1955 through the 12th Grade 1960. So the committee started looking for all class mates from the time we started our High School Years.
The city council held an informational meeting with county residents on Tuesday to discuss the potential of a splash pad, improvements to the playground equipment, and other improvements at Riverside Park.
Nick Wilde, son of Jamie and Dana Wilde, was chosen as one of only 40 national winners of the 2010 Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship Award. The $2,000 scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, or living expenses.
Anna Tibbits of Morgan won an essay contest put on by the Morgan County Library. Librarian Valarie Hancok gives the award to Anna that a recent council meeting. Looking on is County Attorney Jann Farris. The Morgan County News is proud to bring it to our readers ...
One week ago, August 5 and 6, was the Morgan County Fair annual rodeo. Scheduled were the traditional competitions such as barrel racing, calf roping, and bronco busting.
The crowds were there to support and cheer them on as well.
Is the hot weather getting you down? Are you looking for a way to cool off? The Morgan City Council is working on a project to come to your rescue.
The city has been exploring an upgrade and renovation to Riverside Park. The city would like to replace the playground equipment, add sidewalks, and renovate the bathrooms. The city is also exploring adding a splash pad.
The Morgan County Fair Royalty contest was held Monday morning August 2nd 2010. Young ladies from around the county competed for the chance to win one of the royalty positions. The girls are divided into groups according to age/grade in school. They began with personal interviews with the judges, then on to present a short speech, modeling, and answering impromptu questions. The contest then moved to the Morgan County Fairgrounds where they competed in the horsemanship portion. The winners were announced at the Junior Rodeo that night.
If the community of Mountain Green had a theme song, it would probably be the one where in the cartoon, “Madagascar”, when the lemur sings “I like to move it, move it… physically fit, physically fit, physically, physically, physically fit.” Upon hearing the catchy tune, and seeing the sweet moves, one can’t help but to move it too. And that is just what the organizers of Saturday’s Tour de Mtn. Green were hoping to accomplish by strutting their own stuff; getting others to get up and move it too.
The Morgan County Fair is a 99 year old tradition of the community, and the nearly century old tradition grows and improves with each annual event.
However, before Morgan had its own fair, the residents of the county joined with the residents of Davis, Weber and Box Elder Counties. These counties, of the Intermountain Fair Association, met and displayed their exhibits in Ogden City.
Saturday morning welcomed runners with blue skies and beautiful weather. The event ran from Riverside Park on a scenic course, taking in views of the Morgan Valley, to running along the river trail. This year's event was again a successful fundraiser for the Morgan High School Cross Country Team with nearly 160 athletes competing.
It was a large crowd that gathered to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 3. Everything planned came together perfectly, along with the cooler summer weather, to make for a great day of celebration.
The 2nd Annual Miss Morgan Queen Contest was held Thursday, June 10 at Graceland Equestrian Center in Morgan.
There were five excellent candidates competing for the title and many spectators showing support. In the end the following were crowned: Queen – Kami Call, 1st Attendant – Danielle Robison, 2nd Attendant – Sam Peterson, Miss Congeniality – Kacie Chappell, and Horsemanship went to Dani Hammer!
The traditional honor of leading Morgan County’s 4th of July parade as Grand Marshals, has been given to Larry and Sherolyn Jenkins. The couple will lead the parade tomorrow to kick off Morgan County’s annual 4th of July celebration.
After the county’s previous postmaster accepted a position in Hooper, Morgan was left without a postmaster for a few months. Dave Schroeder has now filled this vacancy and is the new postmaster for Morgan County
Boy Scout Unit 576 of the Mt. Ogden District, Trapper trails Council, has been placing the American flag in the front of various Mountain Green homes for nine years! What a great patriotic service to our community! Plus, those who have subscribed to their service help support our local Boy Scout programs and summer camps. One hundred and eighteen flags are being posted this year for each of the seven flag holidays.
There is a time for everything under the sun; a time for every season. But the season of the family-owned farming operation is on the verge of its last leg on its steady decline into oblivion; losing ground by the day