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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)

Apple has been in the news lately for their digital books and particularly for textbooks.  More relevant to genealogists but with much less fanfare, FamilySearch announced that they now have more than 40,000 ebooks published online.

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)

RootsTech has become the do not miss conference in the genealogical world.  It brings together the best and brightest from the genealogical and the genealaogical technology worlds in one space.  I have written a few articles about it over the past few months.  

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)

Privacy issues are in the news nearly every week.  Whether it is Google changing its policies, or new legislation restricting the use of personal information.  Privacy legislation is often the bane of genealogical research, however, and it is also often more public relations than good public policy.

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)

I know I have written a few times about the 1940 census, but here I go again.  We are only a little over a month from the release of the census.  If you have not signed up to index I encourage you to do so.  

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.

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

Valentine’s Day has come and gone once again.  Cupid has retreated to his lover’s lair for another year to refill his quiver, rest his weary wings and hopefully work on his aim for next year’s heartfelt hunt.  To those of us whose hearts were not found in Cupid’s crosshairs, or whose hearts were pierced by the painful arrows (or bullets) of rejection, loneliness, or loss, may my words be as an arrow of peace straight into your heart.

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

One of the keynote addresses at RootsTech posed an interesting question.  He asked what we would do with unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage, and unlimited CPU.

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

 Posterity of over 120, Doyle and Betty Heiner have spent a lifetime together building a family and giving service.   Together the Morgan couple raised eight children primarily in Morgan.  Those five daughters and three sons have given them too many grandchildren and great-grandchildren for them to keep up with exact numbers.   

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

As you entered into the doors of the Morgan High School Commons area, one didn’t just view the commons area in a common way. The whole area was all done up in a stately fashion, with red, white and blue décor, fresh flowers, and tables set to greet the head of State, even Governor Herbert and his wife, as well as many other politicians and candidates.   

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

 

Wow, it was a great week at RootsTech last week.  There were more than 4,500 attendees, making this the largest genealogical conference in the United States.  There were more than 2,500 visitors to The Family History Library for the Friday night event.  The Library was open late, until midnight, and at 11:00 there were still more than 500 patrons in the Library.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Imagine deer, antelope, a buffalo, a elk, an eagle, a moose and Native American Indians all in one place.... no PBS documentary, its Morgan’s own art. 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Lloyd Ralph Warner was the oldest son of Ralph and Kate Warner and he, as the other children, were born in Mountain Green.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mormon Pioneer’s arrival in the Salt Lake Valley Pioneering Morgan County was prepared by Mary Chadwick and published by Mr. and Mrs.  Albert Epperson .   The book is the first known published history of Morgan County.  

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, love seems to be in the air, and the time to spark romance in all relationships couldn’t come at a better time!  We interviewed Colette Malan who is a marriage counselor, psychotherapist, and the only AASECT certified sex therapist in Utah, to share with us new pointers and methods for keeping love alive, for married couples and singles alike!

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Words to live by: When in Bob and Rozann’s home you may read an inspirational thought or two such as: “Glance backward....Look heavenward....Reach outward.....Press onward....” by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Words to live by: When in Bob and Rozann’s home you may read an inspirational thought or two such as: “Glance backward....Look heavenward....Reach outward.....Press onward....” by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 5 at 3:45 a.m. in Hooper, Kalie Wessman of Morgan (who teaches at The Morgan Academy of Dance) was due to have her baby on the 16th of February.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

There is a troubling trend worldwide, for genealogists, that seems to be taking root here in the United States.  For many years, The National Archives of the United Kingdom has been making money on the records over which they have stewardship.  They have entered into partnerships with commercial entities and receive royalties for many of the records that are published online.  The National Archives of Sweden has followed suit and is now charging for access to their records.