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27 Feb 2015 - 14:10

Saturday, the Morgan High School freshman girls’ basketball team put an exclamation point on their perfect season by winning first place at the Ben Lomond Freshman Tournament.  The Lady Trojans amassed a perfect 20-0 record, won their games by an average of 34 points and their Region 10 games by an average of 41 points.

27 Feb 2015 - 14:10

The Morgan Stars Special Olympics Volleyball team was shining as it took to the court Monday evening at the Morgan Middle School gym.  Fourteen players in addition to coaches and high school athletes entertained an appreciative audience with their skill, effort and joy of the game. 

20 Feb 2015 - 18:08

February is the month to share love and many dads of Morgan Elementary School daughters showed their love just before Valentine’s Day at a Daddy Daughter Dance.  On Feb. 12, approximately 222 dads escorted roughly 300 daughters to a formal dance at the elementary school. 

20 Feb 2015 - 18:08
Morgan team places seventh in state

For the first time since 2010, Morgan High wrestling has an individual state champion.  Senior wrestler Jayden Pentz won first place in the 132 pound division on Saturday night at Utah Valley University.

20 Feb 2015 - 18:08

In recent years the numbers of our national symbol, the bald eagle, have recovered from the small population that was in 1973 listed on the endangered species list. 

13 Feb 2015 - 18:08
Future hotel success rests on redevelopment of Como Springs

The results from a new feasibility study for a hotel site on Commercial Street are in, and successful numbers may depend on the redevelopment of a water park at Como Springs, according to Morgan County’s economic development consultant Better City.

13 Feb 2015 - 18:08

What started as a routine traffic stop on Interstate 84 in Morgan lead to a foot chase, shots fired and a suspect in custody in nearby Henefer last week.

13 Feb 2015 - 18:08

Several state leaders including Governor Gary Herbert joined the attendees of the Morgan County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner on Feb. 5, 2015.  Governor Herbert dined with guests, took the occasion to meet many of the residents and even stayed for photo opportunities.

5 Feb 2015 - 12:10

Who could have scripted a more perfect ending?    Knowing that their coach was stepping down at the end of the cheer season, the Morgan varsity cheer team delivered its most compelling performance of the year and took home the state championship in front of an overflow crowd at Salt Lake Community College on Jan. 31, 2015.

5 Feb 2015 - 12:10

Morgan’s 25 indoor track athletes competed in the State Indoor Track Championships at the Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Jan. 31.  Trojan senior Britten Duerden brought home state titles in high jump and triple jump and a fourth place finish in the 60 meter hurdles.   The girls’ team placed fourth and the combined team came in 18th overall.  These achievements are even more remarkable because the Indoor Track Championships reach across all classifications from 5A to 1A.  Over 50 high school teams competed and Morgan was one of only four 3A schools with the remainder of the teams representing 4A and 5A schools. 

5 Feb 2015 - 12:10
Candidates have until June 8 to file

All but one Morgan City Council position will be open this upcoming election, including a two-year mayoral spot. 

30 Jan 2015 - 12:50

After years of working on a four-day work schedule, it is an unofficial consensus of the Morgan County Council that county offices should be open on Fridays.  But it is still in question as to which hours.

30 Jan 2015 - 12:50

After preparing intensely for the past several months, the Morgan High School cheer team swept region honors in every event in which the team competed last weekend.  In addition, cheerleader Paige Malan was named co-champion of the individual skills competition.

30 Jan 2015 - 12:50

Morgan residents have begun flocking to the county’s newest store, D&S Guns, which has opened for business at 143 N. State Street adjacent to Fairway Glass. 

22 Jan 2015 - 14:35

Morgan residents will have a new choice of music classes offered in their own city.  Miriam Hone will begin offering a variety of classes Feb. 2 at 157 North Commercial Street, a few doors down from Browning Outlet.

22 Jan 2015 - 14:35

As parents with day care needs responded to the Morgan County School Board of Education’s proposed busing policy and procedures, a Utah State Office of Education official also weighed in on the issue.

22 Jan 2015 - 14:35

Morgan County Council Chairman Logan Wilde is so fed up with problems on the Weber River that he would like to televise his grievances to catch the attention of state law makers.

22 Jan 2015 - 14:35

Early last week, 11-year old Landon Streadbeck, son of Jeff and Annette Streadbeck of Morgan, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma—a  “young people’s” bone cancer that usually affects children over  10, teens and young adults up to age 30. 

16 Jan 2015 - 14:32

The Morgan High School wrestling team had a busy week with three tournaments:2015 Utah All-Star Duals on Tuesday, Jan. 6; an away Region 10 meet against Union on Thursday, Jan. 8; and the Richardson Memorial Tournament at Box Elder High School on Friday-Saturday, Jan. 9-10. 

16 Jan 2015 - 14:32
Formal coronation gala and fundraiser announced

The top honor for rodeo queen hopefuls in Utah has been awarded to Morgan High School graduate, Bailey Jo Woolsey. Woolsey won the coveted golden tiara on the final night of the 2014 Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, making her the only Morgan County resident ever to hold the title.
Bailey begins her reign as Miss Rodeo Utah 2015 after spending the last few months as “lady in waiting” to last year’s queen. Bailey is the daughter of Jared and Lisa Woolsey; her grandparents are Dennis and Sheila Woolsey and Dean and Karen House.
Along with her family, Bailey invites you all to attend her formal coronation and gala on Jan. 29, at the HUB 801 Events Center, 3525 Riverdale Road in Ogden.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served throughout the night and the actual coronation will take place at 6:30 p.m.  There will be silent and live auctions that evening as well.

16 Jan 2015 - 14:32

After announcing tough transportation restrictions set to take affect Feb. 2, the Morgan County School Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday to cut some slack for students who consistently need picked up or dropped off for child care.  However, citing safety concerns, the district will no longer accept notes and other irregular requests.

9 Jan 2015 - 13:17

The family of Kevin Ovard is happy to announce the retirement of their husband and father.
Kevin has worked for Holcim (US) Inc. and Ideal Basic Industries for the past 39 years. He started as a summer employee upon graduation from college and progressed through several hourly positions.

9 Jan 2015 - 13:17

The last few months have been a very difficult time for our country as there has been tension over several high profile police-involved cases.  While very few law enforcement officers are ever involved in these types of situations, the entire group can become targets for everything from hateful comments to violence.

9 Jan 2015 - 13:17

Local Chris Petersen is flourishing in the country music business with original album "Make a Memory Tonight."  While music has made a big difference in his life, he is using his music to make a big difference in others’ lives as well.

2 Jan 2015 - 16:04

One thing that can almost always be guaranteed every tax season is that new rules and guidelines will be introduced to implement new tax laws passed.  This year, the new Affordable Health Care Act will be the biggest kink in the tax chain.
"Your tax preparer is going to need as much detail regarding your health insurance coverage for yourself and every person residing in your home or that qualifies as a dependant on your return," according to local tax preparer Karen Nelson. "Plan on spending a lot more time this year on tax return preparation and consulting with your preparer if needed."

2 Jan 2015 - 16:04

It is well known that Morgan County has one of the highest median household income levels in the state, second only to Summit County, home of Park City.  So it follows that Morgan also has a low poverty rate.
According to a new U.S. Census Bureau report released Dec. 17, Morgan County has the 12th lowest poverty rate in the whole nation.  That means that out of 3,142 counties in the United States, only 11 have poverty rates lower than that in Morgan County.

2 Jan 2015 - 16:04

Santa Clause surprised girls and boys throughout the Morgan Valley on Christmas with many wonderful gifts.  However, roughly 35 special individuals didn’t need to wait until Dec. 25 for a gift from the Jolly Old Fellow. 
Nancy Ovard is a ward representative for the Special Needs LDS Institute and loved watching as the participants of the Special Needs Institute Nativity received beautiful handmade nativity scenes from Santa Claus.  Nancy’s husband, Kevin, is an expert wood craftsman and estimates that it would have taken Santa’s helpers over 30 hours to make these beautiful wooden nativities.

26 Dec 2014 - 13:20

For some time the Morgan County Council has had discussion on whether to move from a four-day work week to a five-day work week.  There have been several concerns and ideas from elected officials within the courthouse in the last several months.  We are asking for input from the general public, so we can make an informed decision in your behalf.

26 Dec 2014 - 13:20

Each year Morgan Middle School students begin celebrating the holidays by thinking of people who are in need.  Instead of focusing on their own Christmas lists, kids participated in a fund raiser to raise money for two local families who needed help with rising medical costs.

26 Dec 2014 - 13:20

The Morgan County Council discussed both their 2014 and 2015 budgets, avoiding levy and tax increases and noting which departments were over budget including the annual county fair.  Garbage fees will not be lowered, the USU Extension service will increase employees, the council plans to seek new benefit providers, and the county will work to establish a budgetary baseline for fleet management.

26 Dec 2014 - 13:20

The drizzly gray weather on Saturday, Dec. 20 didn’t stop Santa’s annual visit to Morgan.  Instead of his sleigh with reindeer, Santa arrived perched atop a Morgan fire truck driven by Fire Chief Dave Rich.

12 Dec 2014 - 13:08

Morgan residents attended the first conference meant as a call for collaboration among those interested in issues surrounding the Weber River. 

12 Dec 2014 - 13:08

Returning for a fifth consecutive year, the Special Needs Institute’s Nativity Pageant was performed to an overflow, standing-room only crowd at the Milton Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building on Dec. 11.   

12 Dec 2014 - 13:08

With seven first place individual champions, the Morgan High School wrestling team won the Varsity Team Championship at the Air Force Duals Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 15.  After two days of wrestling seven rounds against many 4A and 5A teams, Morgan took their 6-1 record head to head with Mountain Crest, also 6-1, and emerged victorious on criteria. 

11 Dec 2014 - 13:18

The Lady Trojans played four basketball games in five nights starting on Dec. 2., all of which were played against larger 4A and 5A schools.  Morgan emerged with a 2-2 record to bring their season total to 3-3 overall. 

11 Dec 2014 - 13:18

While state legislators are confident more money will be poured into the public school system this upcoming year, local school leaders are asking for a more hands-off approach.

11 Dec 2014 - 13:18

Saturday, Dec. 6, Morgan’s Commercial Street brought back memories for longtime natives of the valley and made new memories for newcomers.  A warmer than typical afternoon made for an enjoyable day for Morganites to visit each other along the street rich with history. 

5 Dec 2014 (All day)

In a re-match of the 2014 state title game, Morgan lost a close contest, 50-54, to Bear River at home on Tuesday, Nov. 25.  Led by McKade Mitton’s 25 points, the Bears finished the tight game strongly while the young Trojans committed late turnovers and missed a last-minute three-pointer.  

5 Dec 2014 (All day)

The staff of Morgan Elementary School is excited to honor Amanda Hadlock as the December volunteer of the month.  

5 Dec 2014 (All day)

Lori Bice is the head custodian at Morgan Elementary School.  She is known on campus as “Miss Lori” and has served as a cherished friend to thousands of students through many years at MES.  Her ability to connect, nurture and simply love makes her the perfect role model for the children of our school.  We are proud to spotlight her efforts and honor her work.

5 Dec 2014 (All day)

Public education seems to get a lot of negative press these days – especially in social media.  There is much said about common core, the new math, dropout numbers, college readiness, the  use of technology and privacy of data. While these are all legitimate concerns that need attention, there are many things that are going well. In this season of gratitude and reflection, perhaps we should pause and focus on the many positive things happening in public education.  

5 Dec 2014 (All day)

Two years ago, a Morgan deputy shot a woman in the eye at the conclusion of a high-speed chase that covered three counties.  Now, that woman is suing the county and officer for a violation of her rights.  And the attorney handling Morgan’s defense said the case is at least two years away from any kind of resolution.

5 Dec 2014 (All day)

Christmas is a time of giving, charity and spending time with loved ones.  In an effort to assist those in need in our own community, the Morgan food pantry is asking residents to join in the spirit of the season and take their families to dinner.

4 Dec 2014 - 15:11

Christmas is a time of giving, charity and spending time with loved ones.  In an effort to assist those in need in our own community, the Morgan food pantry is asking residents to join in the spirit of the season and take their families to dinner.

4 Dec 2014 - 15:11

Barker Real Estate Services was the only company to respond to a county request for proposal to conduct a hotel feasibility study.  
“They are a good fit,” said Morgan County Councilman Lyle Nelson, who noted the firm will work under the direction of Better City, the county and city’s economic development consultant.

4 Dec 2014 - 15:11

A trip on Trappers Loop, or State Route 167, turned fatal the day before Thanksgiving.  On Wednesday, Nov. 26, just minutes before midnight, a 2008 red Mazda was traveling southbound in Morgan County and became involved in a single vehicle roll over at mile post 2.  According to the Utah Highway Patrol, excessive speed and no seatbelt use were factors that lead to two fatalities.

4 Dec 2014 - 15:11

Strong second and fourth quarters led the Lady Trojans to a 59-52 victory Tuesday, Nov. 25, over 4A powerhouse Timpview.  
Down 14-17 at the end of the first quarter, Morgan put in 18 points in the second quarter to lead 32-28 at the half.  Going into the fourth quarter with tied at 39-39, Morgan outpaced the Thunderbirds 20-13 and came away with the win to level their season record at 1-1.

28 Nov 2014 - 16:25

“The show is just magic,” MHS drama teacher Candice Wilder said of Peter Pan.  “It is really magical!”
The cast, crew, teachers and audience would agree that magic was a perfect term to describe the Morgan High School musical production of Peter Pan. 

28 Nov 2014 - 16:25

Friday, Nov. 21, the second graders at Morgan Elementary School participated in the annual Turkey Trot. This established tradition is exciting for the second grade students and their teachers, parents and grandparents who support them.