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21 Feb 2014 (All day)

With the current economic climate, there has been a boom in the buying and selling of pre-owned items on facebook and classified pages.  The new Traders Apparel store on Commercial Street facilitates this same concept in retail form.  

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

On Feb. 17, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, held its monthly meeting.  Clyde J. Williams, formerly a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and current assistant managing director of the LDS Church Correlation Evaluation Department, was the invited guest speaker.

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

Weber State University’s 18th annual Storytelling Festival will take place Feb. 24-26. Each year the award-winning festival invites the public to enjoy the performances of national, local and student storytellers.

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

You have heard of public art, but have you seen public artists in action? Next week, Thursday, Feb. 27, you may see artists with easels all around town. The group, called the Plein Air Painters of Utah, paints together once a month and this month they will be inspired by the beautiful Morgan valley scenery. 

21 Feb 2014 (All day)

Wednesday evening Morgan High School band students, parents and community members were treated to a special performance from the Ogden Buddhist Taiko drum group.

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

After you have gathered and compiled your first generation you begin to recognize tools and documents that will assist you as you begin work on the second generation.

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

Typically, gasoline prices move upward early in the year. This year motorists nationwide are enjoying relative steady prices and, in Utah’s case, seeing some relief at the pumps.

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

To chase away the winter blues, Get your mind to think of color hues.

14 Feb 2014 (All day)

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national program offering free federal and state income tax preparation for individuals and families with annual incomes of $52,000 or less.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

RootsTech started out with a bang.  The conference will have more than 30,000 attendees with more than 4,000 youth attending on Saturday.  The conference will also be broadcasting to more than 600 locations worldwide.  These locations will hold local family history conferences in conjunction with RootsTech.  It is expected that the total number of individuals that will participate in RootsTech, either directly or through one of the local conferences, will be nearly 150,000.  That makes RootsTech the largest family history conference in the world, and it is right in our back yard.  If you have time on Saturday to head down to the Salt Palace it will be worth the trip.  On Saturday, Neil L Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will be speaking along with Elder Foster and Elder Packer of the Seventy. Studio C will be performing and John Bytheway will be speaking.

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

The American Red Cross needs blood and platelet donors to help restock the blood supply this February. Severe winter weather throughout January across much of the country forced the cancellation of about 770 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in more than 25,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. 

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

If three words could be used to characterize Greg and Debi Smith, they would be busy, music and service. They have spent a lifetime dedicated to both music and service.  

7 Feb 2014 (All day)

Often when we hear of allergies we think of fall sniffles and watery eyes. While those may be an annoyance for many, one type of allergy less commonly talked about, and less understood, is that of food allergies. 

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Many people who become involved in family history research look at what other people have already completed on their common lines and then begin research where the first blank appears. There is a reason that Grandma or Aunt Clara stopped where they did. It was hard research!

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Approximatly 150 community members learned a bit more about the businesses in our county on Saturday, Jan. 25.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

Most boy scouts start their training as young boys, giving them plenty of time to earn all the merit badges and advancements they need to become Eagle Scouts before they graduate high school.

31 Jan 2014 (All day)

In a larger community, an unassuming, gentle man like Duane Stock may have gone unnoticed, but a man such as this is celebrated in our small town.

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

This week’s column is a little more personal than normal.  During the holidays my family came together.  I am the youngest of six children and all of us except one of my sisters met at my dad’s house one evening.  We talked for a number of hours.  We reminisced, complained about our health, and shared information about our families.  It was a nice evening.

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

On Jan. 20, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held their monthly chapter meeting with guest speaker Dr. Theron Crowther, of Milton.  

24 Jan 2014 (All day)

Three years ago Morgan residents Jim and Cleo Watt found themselves proprietors of something few people ever own –a cemetery. 

17 Jan 2014 (All day)

Family history is really exciting for those who do it. Those who have not been bitten by the bug may feel overwhelmed or disinterested. I love helping individuals begin their family history and always maintain that you can research like a professional even if you are not one. Simply learn to do it right the first time and fix it right for future generations, and you will have some great (fun and interesting) training material for them when they are ready to begin. 

17 Jan 2014 (All day)

“By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.” this is the theme of the Morgan Stake Relief Society retreat on Jan. 25, 2013.  

17 Jan 2014 (All day)

Christy Dorrity moved to Mountain Green nearly two years ago with her husband, Devon, and five children. This family brings a little bit of magic to our community.

17 Jan 2014 (All day)

The political and economic climate lately has many in Morgan asking about their local businesses.  It is a common occurrence to read weekly and even daily “Who does appliance repair in Morgan?” and other similar posts on local facebook pages.  It is clear Morgan wants to shop local, and many residents don’t even realize Morgan is home to over 600 businesses.

10 Jan 2014 (All day)

When working on your genealogy, remember to follow up on any mention of a funeral home. Their records provide researchers with information about the individual’s death and more. They may show just a few details or the minutia involved in planning a funeral down to what flowers were sent and any clothes or beautician services purchased by the deceased’s loved ones. Details like who paid for the funeral might help identify family members and their addresses. Ministers who are listed as performing the funeral service provide clues as to additional church records that you will want to locate and research.

10 Jan 2014 (All day)

The trap shoot put on by the Morgan FFA Chapter as a fundraiser in the first of November could have gone no better.  Many people throughout the community willingly donated prizes and money, while others showed up for the actual shoot to spend time with friends and family and just to have fun.  It was a huge success!  

10 Jan 2014 (All day)

Interactive activities to include avalanche awareness, snowsports equipment safety demos, opportunities to close the mountain with ski patrol

10 Jan 2014 (All day)

 
Two freight trains collided Wednesday morning, causing eight cars to derail near Interstate 84 near the mouth of Weber Canyon.  About 9:30 a.m., one train struck the rear of the other, something being called unusual.  Two cars spilled their load of grain and fell from the tracks above almost to the interstate below.  One lane of westbound I-84 was closed for clean-up efforts, which could halt rail traffic for several days.  Several crews including hazmat and a U.P. team were on scene to clean the grain, debris and diesel fuel. Several Union Pacific employees sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

4 Jan 2014 (All day)

Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen. Each year more and more people step up to join this worthy cause. 

4 Jan 2014 (All day)

While the hotel chain lined up to open doors in Morgan City has pulled out, city and county leaders are teaming up to revive interest in future hotel possibilities in Morgan County.

4 Jan 2014 (All day)

The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

4 Jan 2014 (All day)

The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

A couple of weeks ago an author from Morgan came into the bookstore.  She asked whether we would interested in stocking her book.  We have a good selection of science fiction and fantasy in the bookstore and I always like to support local authors so I told her we would be happy to.  I will confess that I am a lover of science fiction/fantasy and that genre is one of the best stocked in the store.  I was also looking  for a good book to read over the holidays so I took a copy home to read.

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

Holiday music is played continually from November through January. For many people, listening to holiday favorites and going to musical recitals and concerts is a major part of the holiday season.

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

There are not many things that can get kids out of bed early over Christmas vacation, but plenty of kids showed up to celebrate the first anniversary of the brand new Morgan Health Center.

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

Trent Jaques announced that Young Ford will be joining Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA through the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program.  For the 2013-2014 school year, Young Ford will be helping one local student attend the college of their choice.

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

In order to move forward with grant funding to restore portions of the Weber River near the fairgrounds, Trout Unlimited and the DWR need the Morgan County Council’s nod of approval.  The council unanimously gave that nod last week, contingent on the county attorney’s review.

27 Dec 2013 (All day)

American Legion Post 67 and VFW Post 6154 held their annual Christmas party in the Morgan County Auditorium on Wednesday evening, Dec. 4. All veterans throughout the county were invited to attend this annual get-together for pie and ice cream and be entertained by the Nelson Brother’s Band. This was a great opportunity for members of both posts and other invited veterans to come together and get to know one another during this special time of the year. 

27 Dec 2013 (All day)

RootsTech is fast approaching and the conference looks better than ever.  2014 RootsTech will be held at the Salt Palace from February 5 to 8.  February 5 will be a new day dedicated to software developers and will be called the “Innovators Summit”.  This day will go back to the roots of RootsTech and have time dedicated to the developers so they can be in the exhibit hall during the main conference.

27 Dec 2013 (All day)

Federal and State agencies are recruiting for wildland fire fighting positions in the 2014 wildfire season. The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and the Utah Division Forestry, Fire and State Lands are looking for wildland firefighters to start work in May of 2014. Applications are available online.

27 Dec 2013 (All day)

The word “tradition,” has a complex definition. Webster’s New Explorer Dictionary defines tradition to be “a belief or custom passed from generations to generation.”

27 Dec 2013 (All day)

Families waited in line down the long hall of the courthouse just as they do every year waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for their turn to see the Jolly old man Saint Nick.  Hundreds of local residents look forward to this annual tradition with both excitement and nostalgia.  

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is getting the mail. I love Christmas cards. Cards are such a wonderful part of the season, getting to hear from family and friends that we don’t have the opportunity to hang out with as much as we may like. I like the ones that are simply signed and I love the newsy Christmas letters too.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

The Morgan Conservation District held a thank you and going away party for Fred Thurston, Tuesday, Dec. 10. 

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

There are a lot of fitness fads going around right now.  It is hard not to get caught up in the things that are fast and easy fixes.  The problem is most of those don’t last.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Snowbasin Resort, together with Burton Snowboards, will be celebrating the grand opening today of the Burton Dinosaur Riglet Park, a new youth-focused snowboard learning park. The park was designed specifically for children as young as 3 years old to learn how to snowboard and is located next to Snowbasin Resort’s Snowsports Learning Center. Presenting exciting features themed around Utah’s vast dinosaur history, kids will have the chance to learn balance, weight transfer, edging and freestyle basics by maneuvering over, under and around sculpted terrain of lava and mountains with “Dino” the Dinosaur and “Terry” the Triceratops. 

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

On Dec. 16 the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting to honor a modern pioneer, who is still living, and to install new officers for 2014.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Soldiers, innkeepers, shepherds, angels, wise men, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.  All were present at the Milton church on Dec. 12 to usher in the Christmas season as the Special Needs Institute treated the community to a special nativity pageant.  As usual, the early show was a standing-room only event and the second show was packed almost to capacity.  

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

The new Morgan Health Center is about to celebrate their first anniversary in their new and updated building.