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22 Jul 2011 (All day)

Dr. Vern Kilbourn is a long time resident of Morgan and Morgan’s first Chiropractor. He was the first Chiropractor to ever be issued a business liscence in Morgan County. He is a 2nd generation chiropractor in his family, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Ozias (nicknamed “Banz”) to the community. His grandfather who was a graduate of Palmer Chiropractic School in Davenport Iowa, had finished his graduate degree, but was not allowed to practice because he didn’t have a high school diploma, and the state required a high school diploma to practice, yet he already received his doctorate degree. His grandfather was not allowed to be “grandfathered” into the practice, and not allowed to charge for his services, even after he had obtained a doctorate degree. His grandfather practiced for free in the community and offered many hours of unpaid service to help others.

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

Over the past two weeks I have looked at many family photos as we prepared for my mother-in-law’s funeral, and it reminded me of all the clues that are hidden inside each photograph.  Many times we inherit or are sent photos by other family members.  Most of the time there is no indication of who is pictured in the photo or how they are related.  Sometimes one or two individuals are known, but the rest are a mystery.  There are many things inside photos that can help to date them, provide clues to where they were taken, and tell who is contained in the photographs.

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

“It has been a challenge. I get people asking me, ‘how do you do it?’, and I tell them, ‘truly, it’s a gift from God.’”

At first glance the Larsens appear to be just your average family, a group of loving, kind-hearted people. It would seem they don’t have a worry in the world; at least they seem average until you have the opportunity to hear their remarkable story. 

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

Pioneer Day is upon us.  There are rich pioneer traditions in Morgan.  The earliest settlers in the Morgan Valley were all pioneers, and this weekend we will celebrate their sacrifices and commitment as we gather in parks and with families.  

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

The 4-H had a day camp that was different than any other.  It had the eager 4-H members, enthusiastic 4-H leaders, certificates of achievement, prizes, treats and competitions, but…it also had robots!

The 4-H leaders, Justin and Melanie Andrews, introduced robotics to the participants with “the LEGO Mind Storm Kits.” Justin pointed out to the kids that, “these kits cost $300 each. We were able to borrow six of these kits from Jeff Richins of North Summit School District.” 

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

This past Saturday the Morgan County Horse 4-H Council held their first horse show of the 2011 season. Due to a concerning equine virus outbreak this spring, the horse show scheduled to be held in June was cancelled, leaving only two remaining State qualifying shows.  Any Morgan County horse 4-H member hoping to qualify for the opportunity to attend State Finals in Salina this September understood the increased significance of points earned at this show.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Lions Club met this week and established new leadership.  The new leaders are George Francis, President; Larry Durrant, First Vice President; DeOrr Peterson, Second Vice President; CarDell Mortensen; Third Vice President; Jeff Lucas, Secretary/Treasurer; Harold Laughter, Lion Tamer; Derrick Collins, Asst Lion Tamer; Herold Fry, Tail Twister; Al Grastiet and Laurel Hoopes, One Year Directors; Jerry Peterson and Hugh Davis, Two Year Directors.  

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

What are the memories that you have of the fair?  How about the smell of burgers or cotton candy?  How about the many animals and watching the kids show their 4-H projects?  What about all the exhibits in the exhibit hall?  What a showcase of talent! For many years, people of the county have entered their treasures into the county fair.  

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

United States research is interesting.  It can be some of the most challenging research that can be undertaken.  Even up to the present the United States does not have a federal registry for births and marriages.  The social security death index is probably the closest thing we have to a national death index.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

Harvey met with friends, old neighbors, and family members to celebrate his 100th birthday! He joyously smiled as the birthday wishes were given. He was presented a cake and cupcakes topped with 100 candles. Everyone cheered as the happy Harvey blew out most of the candles. 

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

On Saturday July 23rd twenty-nine cowboys and cowgirls from every county in the state of Utah will take center stage at the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo to be honored for their outstanding contribution to the preservation of Utah’s cowboy culture today and for future generations.  The individual selected from Morgan County is Rodney Haslam.

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

This last week my mother-in-law passed away.  She was like a second mother to me.  I will miss her tremendously.  We lived next door to her for nearly ten years.  She was my wife’s best friend.

As I thought about her  this week I considered the impact she has had on her family.  Verlene taught her children about the most important things in life.  She was not a genealogist, but rather was a family historian.  She shared stories of her ancestors that taught her children the most important lessons in life.  

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

July 4th was a huge success as the Riverside Park filled with people from all across the valley as well as from out of town. The day started at 7:00 A.M. with the Morgan High School Volleyball team volunteers cooking up a scrumptious breakfast for all the holiday goers to enjoy. They served well over 650 breakfasts; the line seemed to be continuous until about 9:00 A.M.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Mountain Green has so many beautiful vistas to climb and many road bicyclist find there paths leading through trappers loop and the surrounding areas. A passion for biking stirred new Owner’s Ryan Pace and his wife DeeDe Waldron Pace to purchase the Needles Peak Ski and Bike Shop in Mountain Green at 4883 West Old Hwy. Rd.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

The Morgan Conservation District presented Morgan High School graduate, Ethan Porter, a $500 scholarship. Porter plans to attend Weber State University in the fall of 2011 and work towards a degree in Pre-Veterinarian Medicine. With Porter’s extensive background in FFA, as well as his experiences with Utah Cattleman’s Association and American Angus Association, he is a well-qualified recipient, with a promising future. The District’s annual scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who intends to pursue a career in agriculture, natural resources or a related field.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

“To make the best better”, is the 4-H motto. It’s also the feeling conveyed when talking with Jessie Franich about her 4-H Horse riding Club. Jessie has been a 4-H leader with the riding club “The Wet Blankets” since 1980. How the name came to be, she remembers, “When the kids were working on a name for the club, they thought when a horse works hard the blanket gets wet. Wet blankets make good horses.”

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

An Eagle Scout Project of Brandon and Jake Anderson brought together Peterson residents last Saturday to do a neighborhood clean up.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

 

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

Last week we had a copy customer come in and ask to use our computer to pull up the file they wanted to print from Dropbox.  This was a first for us, but I think not the last time it will happen.  I was reading a blog post about Dropbox and why the author no longer carried flash drives.  It got me thinking about the fact that I rarely use flash drives anymore.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

Last week we had a copy customer come in and ask to use our computer to pull up the file they wanted to print from Dropbox.  This was a first for us, but I think not the last time it will happen.  I was reading a blog post about Dropbox and why the author no longer carried flash drives.  It got me thinking about the fact that I rarely use flash drives anymore.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

You may wonder as you read the title if this is another country we’re fighting or think I spelled Iraq wrong, but this is about the war zone of IREQ, sounded out and meaning (I WRECK!)

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

The return of warmer weather has resulted in the dams in the area flowing over their spillways.  This week Lost Creek, Echo, and East Canyon all began flowing over their spillways.  The cooler temperatures of the last several weeks have, so far, moderated the flooding effects and the rivers are below the peak levels of a few weeks ago.  There remains significant snow pack in the mountains, however, so continued warm weather or significant rainfall could cause flooding again in the county.  Emergency management director, Terry Turner commented that many in the county feel that the danger of flooding is past, but that concern still remains for the next several weeks as the snow continues to melt.

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

BrightSolid is a British company that is beginning to become a serious player in the online genealogical community.  They are owned by DC Thompson, a private British company who has been in the publishing industry for many years.  They entered the world of online family history with Scotland’s People.  Scotland’s People is the best online site for Scottish research.  They have great indexes and images to help with Scottish family history work.

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

Barber Brothers Ford, Morgan High School, and members of the local community raised $4070.00 for Morgan High School at a recent test-drive event (part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program). For each of the 220+ Morgan-area residents who test-drove a Ford vehicle at Morgan High School May 5th, Barber Brothers Ford and Ford Motor Company donated $20 to fill needs at the high school. 

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

Nearly two years ago, planning began for the 2011 Morgan Utah Stake Trek.  This past week 427 youth ages 12 to 18 participated in a four day, three night event. The adventure was held at Deseret Land and Livestock, a cattle ranch in south-western Wyoming.   

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

Commercial Street came alive once again with color and spectators as the annual Cruisin’ Classic Car show populated it on Saturday. Morgan City sponsored the car show to raise funds for the new splash pad at the Riverside Park.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

Money is a subject we all have to deal with. Some of the 4-H members learned that money is no small topic at the Money Day Camp, on June 8th. They learned, through various activities, where to keep their money, how to save their money, and how to spend their money. Throughout the day, these 4-Hers (6th to 8th graders) had to be aware of their choices in saving and spending money.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

Salt Lake City – In response to a Weber County request, at 4 p.m. today Governor Gary R. Herbert authorized an additional $200,000 in emergency funding to further combat local flooding. Funds are to assist with the construction of a temporary access road, as well as a giant crane, trucks and steel posts, which the crane will drive into the ground, creating a metal curtain to reinforce the levee and keep the Weber River in its banks.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

ch year thousands of international students arrive in the United States to participate in a high school foreign exchange programs dedicated to helping people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. These young ambassadors will spend 5-10 months with American families and attend local high schools throughout the country. 

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

After much anticipation the playground equipment at Riverside Park is ready for play!  The city held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the occasion.  Mayor Egbert thanked those who had participated in making the new equipment possible.  He gave particular thanks to Holcim who donated the cement and the labor for the sidewalks around the playground area.  The mayor also thanked the city workers who maintain the parks for their fine work.  The mayor invited David Whitear and Brianne Moore, two seasonal city employees who help with the parks, to cut the ribbon to the new playground.  Surrounded by children, the two cut the ribbon to a roar of applause from those attending.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Obituaries are a wonderful source of information on ancestors.  The following is quoted from the FamilySearch wiki on obituaries:

An obituary is a good source for information about a person. It gives the name of the deceased and the death or burial date. It may also contain information such as the birth date, marriage date, names of parents and spouse, children, occupation, education, and the location of living family members at the time the obituary was written. Obituaries are usually printed in a newspaper or in a local history.

The following suggestions can help you locate obituaries online:

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Obituaries are a wonderful source of information on ancestors.  The following is quoted from the FamilySearch wiki on obituaries:

An obituary is a good source for information about a person. It gives the name of the deceased and the death or burial date. It may also contain information such as the birth date, marriage date, names of parents and spouse, children, occupation, education, and the location of living family members at the time the obituary was written. Obituaries are usually printed in a newspaper or in a local history.

The following suggestions can help you locate obituaries online:

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Summer 4-H will be in the parks, at the courthouse, and the fairgrounds.

 The Morgan County Parks that will be hosting “4-H in the Park” include: Riverside, Mountain Green Bowery, Croydon, Milton and Porterville. The activities will be Wednesdays, June 22, 29, July 6, and 13, from 9 am to 10 am. Those ages 8 or older (those 3-7 yrs may attend if accompanied by an adult) are free to participate and no registration required. Activities will include crafts, games, patriotic activities and more.

“4-H is often for the youth, these activities encourage families to come participate together,” said Amanda Horrocks, Morgan County USU Extension Agent.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

The Miss Morgan Queen Contest was held Thursday, June 9th @ Graceland Equestrian Center.  There were some excellent candidates competing for the title and many spectators showing support.  In the end, the following were crowned: Queen – Kacie Chappell, 1st Attendant – Sam Peterson, 2nd Attendant – Olivia Anderson (from left to right)!  Every contestant walked away with over $200 in prizes! This contest would not have been a success without the following sponsors: Graceland Equestrian Center, IFA on 12th street, Morgan County Newspaper, Connie Nance, Karen’s Kreations, Risin Star Farm (Katrina Pearce), Andi B’s Jewelry, Staci Andrews Schlack, Diane Dickson, Ron’s Fix It Shop (Gwen Robison) & Kristin Kariger. This contest was put on by Danell Sorensen & Nancy Ford.  We would like to thank the community for their support and all the girls for their hard work and dedication.  They will represent Morgan County proudly for 2011. 

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

On Friday June 10 two pilots met together, on a beautiful sunny day at the Morgan Airport, to fulfill a dream for both.  WWII pilot, veteran, and long time resident of Morgan, Don Anderton was met by a young pilot from Bountiful named Shawn Socha. 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Even with all the flooding, regular service projects, and with a danger from a equine herpes, the preparation for Morgala Days continues and is anticipated by the Morgan Lions Club.  Morgala Days is the most significant fund raiser for the Lions club who provides service throughout the year to the county. 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Salt Lake City, May 25, 2011 – Utah residents who donate blood with the American Red Cross in June will be eligible to enter a drawing to win Stadium of Fire tickets and dinner in an Orem restaurant.

 JaLae Thompson, donor recruitment manager for the Red Cross in Utah, explained: “Collecting blood is challenging during the summer,” she said, “especially around the holidays.  People are busy vacationing and celebrating and forget that there is a constant need for blood in Utah’s hospitals.”

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Due to popular demand and a 100 inch base, for the 1st time ever Snowbasin Resort will be re-opening for weekends beginning June 11th and will remain open for as long as snow conditions allow.  Skiers and Riders will be able to upload and download on Needles Gondola to access multiple intermediate runs off of Middle Bowl Triple from 8 am to 2 pm.  Snowbasin’s General Manager said, “Maintenance scheduled for Needles Gondola has been recently completed which will allow access to the Middle Bowl Triple. Cool temperatures and a significant amount of late season snow has kept our base over 100 inches deep at mid-mountain so it only seems natural for Snowbasin to re-open on weekends.” 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

SALT LAKE CITY—June 6, 2011: Goldenwest Credit Union was named the winner in the credit union category for the 2011 Utah Best of State Award. This is the fourth consecutive year Goldenwest has been honored with the medal in the credit union category. The Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in a vast array of industry sectors including business, entertainment, education, hospitality, retail, technology, and sports. More than 200 specific category winners have been acknowledged in this program that is dedicated to recognizing and promoting outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Utah.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

The cooler weather a little rain over the past week has held off what might have been a much more serious flooding problem than the county is currently facing, but that is little consolation to county residents whose homes and farms are flooded.  All along Lost Creek there is flooding.  The Croydon Bridge is completely underwater. There is substantial flooding at the golf course.  There have also been mud slides in some areas of the county and roads buckling that will need repair once the flooding season is complete.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded over 2 tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad!

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Probably one of the best resources for knowing about your family, and often the least used, is your living family.  Family members don’t always have all of the genealogical information about ancestors, but what they know can help to validate or disprove theories.  Information from family members can also add color and life to ancestors and give a personal connection that, if recorded and shared, can help reveal ancestors as real individuals with real lives.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Probably one of the best resources for knowing about your family, and often the least used, is your living family.  Family members don’t always have all of the genealogical information about ancestors, but what they know can help to validate or disprove theories.  Information from family members can also add color and life to ancestors and give a personal connection that, if recorded and shared, can help reveal ancestors as real individuals with real lives.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Austin Cloninger receives congratulations and a certificate of appreciation from Lions Club President George Francis.  Austin organized a collection for used eyeglasses, by building and maintaining donation boxes at various business establishments, for his Eagle Scout Project.

These eyeglasses are shipped to disadvantaged people throughout the world by the Lions International Sight For Life Program. Austin is the son of Dr. John Cloninger and Cindy Cloninger.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Water has continued to rise at the Croydon bridge.  The water is now flowing completely over the bridge and has spread nearly to the freeway entrance.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Middle school gym had a special visitor this last Monday. Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz came to meet up with his fans, have a fun time, and teach a little about basketball and himsel

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

It was a beautiful, sunny day at the airport as the day began with a pancake breakfast.  The theme was World War II.  There were vehicles and displays of aircraft on hand with many interesting items for both children and adults.  There was also anticipation in the air for the guests who would soon arrive.  Once breakfast was complete there was a flag ceremony conducted by the American Legion.

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

“We had over 100 people come. I thought was quite an impressive turnout,” stated artist and gallery owner, Amy Everhart. The Grand Opening of the Rocky Mountain Fine Art Gallery on May 20th received a favorable response by art lovers and curiosity seekers. “To the best of my knowledge, this is the first established art gallery in Morgan County,” said Morgan County Historian, Linda Smith.

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

Morgan’s newest business,  Bingham’s Custom Meats, is aptly named.  At each turn, owner Nathan Bingham talks about the custom service provided by his business.  Whether it is their custom crafted Boneless Baby Back Ribs, that are pre-seasoned and ready for the grill, or his bacon wrapped Kabobs he is ready to provide product tailored to his customers needs.  Bingham’s ready smile is the first clue to his passion for his business and his love of serving customers.