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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.  

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

There has been questions about business licenses in Morgan City. Is it difficult? What is required for a business license?

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN - For Mineman Seaman Kyle Walker, 21, and Tyler Packard, 20, both assigned to the USS Patriot (MCM 7) their friendship began long before their lives as forward deployed Sailors.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

Ralph Goodman Warner was one of the sons of William G. and Minnie Warner (who were one of the first settlers of Mountain Green). Ralph Goodman Warner went to school in Mountain Green.  After living several places and working as a watchman for the Union Pacific, he purchased the family farm in 1919. He married Catherine Freestone “the girl of his dreams” who was from Porterville. 

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

The fascinating journey of Jerry and Barbara Betournay began years ago in our neighboring state of Idaho. Jerry Betournay was born in Boise, Idaho. He later moved to Billings, Montana and then on to Salt Lake City to finish out high school. He always looked back with fondness on time spent on his uncle’s farm and the sweet fresh air which would eventually lead him and Barbara to Morgan. Barbara was born in Northern Minnesota. When she was 5 years old her family moved to Mesa, Arizona. It was there she met Jerry one Thanksgiving day. Jerry was in the service and had come home to celebrate Thanksgiving.  

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

After 27 years of service as a gas station and a social hang out for locals, Hinds Quick stop has changed ownership.  Hinds Quick stop has been going strong for 27 years and recently sold to the new owners Tony and Wendy Jarrett from Denver Colorado. “This is a welcome change,” Jarret said. The Jarret’s have relatives in Utah and wanted to come back to raise their 5 kids.  Tony Jarret will keep the name of Hinds Quick stop, as he wants to stay as close to the original Hinds Quick stop traditions as possible.  The garage bays and store will still be in existence and some of the Hinds will still work at the store. They will also try to keep the same days, with possible longer hours open.

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

With just a short little drive in the car, you are to Utah’s Hollywood in Park City.

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

Like the United States, the British have taken regular censuses. The first censuses were taken far back in history and were primarily designed so that the king or queen would know how many soldiers they could marshal during wartime and to assess the total property which could be taxed. In England, the first census that contains genealogical data is the 1841 census. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

In the spring and summer of 1912, James C. Hogensen toured the state of Utah hoping to organize Boys Potato Growing Clubs in every county in the state. These potato clubs marked the beginning of 4-H in Utah. 4-H has come a long ways since 1912! Today common 4-H activities include robotics, GPS programs, and ATV safety. Even though 4-H projects today differ greatly from 4-H in the past, the goals of 4-H have stayed the same. The mission of Utah 4-H is to help youth gain knowledge, build character, develop leadership qualities, and learn to serve their community. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

This year, each month a Junior or Senior Art Student from Morgan High School will display their art work in the local art gallery. Amy Everhart, gallery director explained, “the students can sign up in their high school art class to have their work displayed for a month.” 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

First National Bank, owner Herbert Crouch, later owned by Gilbert Francis;

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

First National Bank, owner Herbert Crouch, later owned by Gilbert Francis;

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

Cub scout pack #742 visited the Morgan County News and gathered around table to learn about history and newspaper of the past and present. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

On Saturday, January 7, 2012, an email was sent from the Trapper Trails scout office in Ogden requesting all available scouts in the Trapper Trails Council participate in lining the funeral procession route for fallen Officer Jared Francom. Because Officer Francom was an Eagle Scout himself, having scouts line the route in their uniforms would be a way to help honor him. 

20 Jan 2012 (All day)

Much history hides in every old building and around the hills and dales of Morgan Valley. In the 150 or so years of settlement, the valley has seen many changes.

20 Jan 2012 (All day)

The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association is once again offering free tickets to concerts held at Weber State.  The following is a list of concerts that will be held at Weber State this spring.  Children should be 8 years old or able to sit through a 2 hour concert.  

20 Jan 2012 (All day)

A few years ago a new site emerged online with a large number of fully searchable newspapers.  The site is GenealogyBank.com and it contains information on millions of American families from 1690 to the present from over 5,800 newspapers.  There are more than twenty newspapers in Utah alone that are searchable on the site.  

20 Jan 2012 (All day)

Puzzled by the tax law or by which credits and deductions to take?  Need assistance with your tax return?  Come to a VITA site near your home and get your taxes done free of charge by an IRS certified volunteer.  If your household or individual income is $50,000 or less per year, these trained community volunteers will prepare your federal and state taxes free of charge.  They are especially proficient in getting all the special credits you may be allowed under tax law.  Many of the sites take appointments. If you would like to make an appointment to get your taxes done, call 2-1-1 after January 23 and they will schedule a time for you.

20 Jan 2012 (All day)

Morgan has seen a lot of businesses come and go from 1922 to the present. Morgan used to be a flourishing place for businesses. 

20 Jan 2012 (All day)

Bill Warner was born and raised in Mountain Green:  his parents were Lloyd and Beth Warner.  He and his siblings, Carol (Ralphs) and Kim Warner still live close to their roots and close to each other.  In fact, Kim lives in the original family home.

20 Jan 2012 (All day)

 

Reed Wilde was born in his grandfather’s home on the ranch in Croydon in 1928. The doctor hadn’t arrived yet, so the visiting teachers attended to his delivery. He attended school in Devil’s Slide by riding in a horse drawn wagon until the 2nd grade when they finally got a bus. But it only went as far as the pavement, so Reed had to walk half a mile to catch it. When Reed was in the 3rd grade, they got electricity. When he was a junior in high school, they finally got indoor plumbing and a gas furnace when they moved to a larger home.

20 Jan 2012 (All day)

Dale Thurston, a huge part of the Morgan Community has given many years and countless hours to building the community. Many will know Dale because of his association working with Clydesdale horses. He also is a legend for his participation in the community parades and events, and especially his involvement with the Lions Club sponsored  Santa Claus visit every year, giving Santa a ride and then rides to the children.  He also was very active as one of Morgan County’s Commissioners.

18 Jan 2012 - 20:14

Croydon, Utah - Holcim Devil’s Slide Plant Manager Keith Krugh and Northern Utah United Way Director Ben Johnson have teamed up with AmeriCorps to assist students in the Morgan School District with reading and math skills.  This program has the potential of bringing literally dozens of community volunteers into the Morgan and Mountain Green Elementary Schools on a regular basis.

18 Jan 2012 - 20:14

It may be nearing the end of the outdoor watering season, but several water companies have asked for voluntary restrictions in the name of conservation.

18 Jan 2012 - 20:14

This year has marked the one-year anniversary of several businesses on State Street, and LiquiFaction Internet Café is one of them.  LiquiFaction first opened its doors on Aug. 29, 2011, but the grand opening was two days later.  At that time, owner, Lee Kellogg, invited all city and county employees to come in and get a free drink for the day to give him some training time.    

13 Jan 2012 (All day)

 

Today is the last day of early registration for RootsTech.  The cost after today will change from $149 to $189.  If you are interested in RootsTech, today is the day to act.  

13 Jan 2012 (All day)

 

Today is the last day of early registration for RootsTech.  The cost after today will change from $149 to $189.  If you are interested in RootsTech, today is the day to act.  

13 Jan 2012 (All day)

On Monday January 9, The Morgan County News received a visit from Emily Bennion who is the Press Secretary to Senator Lee, stationed in Washington D.C. 

13 Jan 2012 (All day)

Got a Kindle for Christmas?  You can download e-books for free through the Morgan County Library.

13 Jan 2012 (All day)

For Morgan County residents that want to laugh their heads off or love gore and want to see heads come off Flicks Family Films has something to please everyone.  

13 Jan 2012 (All day)

I used to live in Devil Slide, and when we’d go to church we would go the three miles into Croydon. We would either walk to church on Sundays or drive in. At that time church had two segments. You would go in the morning and back again in the afternoon or evening. 

13 Jan 2012 (All day)

Ford Motor Company’s 2011-2012 commitment includes substantial support of National FFA events, and $1,000 collegiate scholarships for hundreds of FFA members; Ford, with local dealers such as Barber Brothers Ford, has awarded 6,590 scholarships since 1997.

13 Jan 2012 (All day)

The annual Relief Society Retreat for the Morgan, Utah Stake will be held Saturday, January 21st, at the Morgan Stake Center from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  The theme of the retreat is “Forget Me Not,” taken from a conference talk by President Uchtdorf.  

13 Jan 2012 (All day)

Goldenwest Credit Union and members of the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers recently teamed-up to help feed families in need.

13 Jan 2012 (All day)

Communities and other law enforcers across the state mourn the loss of one of the police officers that died in a shooting that happened in Ogden earlier last week. The officer, Jared Francom (who was shot and killed in the tragic 6 officer shooting in Ogden) parents were originally from Morgan. 

13 Jan 2012 (All day)

Mable Welsh was born on January 20, 1912 and will be turning 100 years old this year! She was born to Samuel and Oliva Horsefield. She had four sisters and four brothers. She is the sole survivor.