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23 Oct 2014 - 15:53
Beloved couple never left each other's sides, even in death

Glenn and JoAnn Allgood left this life the same way they lived this life--together.  JoAnn Allgood had suffered recently from dementia and Glenn was by her side every second helping her through it. Glenn kept driving his tow truck until very recently when he discovered an old cancer had returned. The couple's love story would come to a nearly simultaneous close. After driving tow trucks and school buses for decades, the two died one day apart.

23 Oct 2014 - 15:53

Six Morgan High School varsity golfers traveled down south with Coach Dennis Peterson to compete in the state tournament at Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George.  Jason Bledsoe, Jacob Ross, Chase Dearden, Russell North, Braxton Ovard and Tyler Crowther represented Morgan High School with their skills on the course.

23 Oct 2014 - 15:53

The process that bypassed seven Morgan residents who filed for a spot on the state school board produced two candidates.  David L. Clark, of Providence, will take on incumbent Terryl Warner, of Hyrum, for the Utah State Board of Education District 1 position on the Nov. 4 ballot.

23 Oct 2014 - 15:53
Evaluation to follow rather than precede renewal

In a split vote, the Morgan County Board of Education approved extending the district’s business administrator contract another two years, through June 30, 2016.

16 Oct 2014 - 13:45

One of the reasons Morgan County is frequently named the healthiest county in Utah is because of the variety of exercise  options in the area.
While there are a welcome array of gym options in Morgan City, the loss of the Lone Tree fitness center left a void for many Mountain Green residents.  Locals expressed their desires for something to fill that void, and Mountain Green resident Jenn Whiting, along with her business partner Angie Siddoway, will soon be doing their best to make sure all those needs are met.

16 Oct 2014 - 13:45

Round Valley Golf Course opened its lush green fairways to a different kind of athlete this week. Schools from all over the region brought their fastest runners to compete against Morgan High School at region Cross Country on Oct. 14, 2014. 

16 Oct 2014 - 13:45

For every contested race in Morgan County this year, there is another unopposed race.  Seven residents are running unopposed Nov. 4 for their seats in county government.

9 Oct 2014 - 00:01

The holidays are filled with fun and tradition wherever you go, but very few communities have such a wide array of things you can participate in for free.   The city, local businesses and community members all pitch in to make sure that there are plenty of fall holiday memories made right here at home.

9 Oct 2014 (All day)

Election Day is fast approaching on Nov. 4, and the local ballot will be packed.  Don’t miss your chance to vote on 12 local races.  

 

9 Oct 2014 (All day)

On Sept. 24, the Morgan High School volleyball team set off for an exciting trip playing the sport they love.  As in years past, MHS volleyball competed at the Beach City Invitational along with 48 other highly competitive teams from California and Arizona.  Morgan was the only team from Utah to compete in the five-day event held in sunny California- the mecca of volleyball.

3 Oct 2014 - 12:23

While working out kinks with utility companies, progress on the Morgan Bike Park has been a little slower than anticipated.  However, the Morgan County Council has caught organizer Jason Johnson’s vision and has unanimously allowed him another three years to build up the park.  

2 Oct 2014 - 11:55

The Morgan Stars showed their strength and endurance at the region Special Olympics swim meet this weekend.  The competition was held at Utah State University and seven Morgan Olympians swam their hearts out.
Katie Carter, Maddie Francis, Katie Kearsley, Chiara Johnson, Matt Allen and Jackson Sommers dove right in and came out ahead of most of the competition.  

2 Oct 2014 - 11:55

The Morgan County Board of Education is worried about exploding enrollment and expected population growth.  While a separate task force has been studying issues related to growth and are months away from issuing their official report, the school board wanted a sneak peak at their discussions.

2 Oct 2014 - 11:55

Two Morgan County residents set impressive records on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Thanksgiving Point during the 25th annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers (UGPG) giant pumpkin weigh-off.
Rain poured down like a river from heaven as giant pumpkin growers from around the state and their fans gathered to see who had grown the biggest pumpkin. The weather did not dampen the spirits of the contestants as each of them in turn placed their prize pumpkin on the scale from smallest to largest.
Tension mounted and there was an electricity in the air as the final pumpkin of the day was gently placed on the scale. When the weight was revealed, the crowd went wild. It was like Rocky I.

26 Sep 2014 (All day)

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of 

26 Sep 2014 (All day)

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We Love you
Mom, Chad and Family

26 Sep 2014 (All day)

Shirley Tucker passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on Sept. 21, 2014.  Shirley was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was born in Riverdale, Utah, on Aug. 15, 1936, to Roland Sanford and Katherine Cevering Bingham. She was raised in Riverdale and graduated from Weber High School in 1954.

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

Whether it be kids cooking classes, crock pot freezer meals, family night cooking, date night cooking, summer cooking camps, college cooking or even a baby shower and birthday party at Spoon and Spatula Cooking School, owner Staci Lane lets real-life experience serve as her guide.

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

I attended a disturbing County Council meeting Tuesday evening.  The portion of the meeting I am addressing concerns the proposed Land Use Map Amendment for approximately 3,000 acres near East Canyon. I witnessed an orderly meeting with public participation that was way more orderly than the previous Planning Commission meeting I attended on this issue.   

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

No more asking a handful of friends to ride the bus home with Johnny for his birthday party.

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), who represents Morgan County in Washington, was selected today to be the next chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, a caucus of conservative senators.  Senator Lee will assume the post at the start of the 114th Congress in January.

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

A 15-year-old female was involved in an ATV accident Sunday evening in Peterson.  Morgan County Sheriff Blaine Breshears said the accident did not end up as a fatality even though the female was not wearing a helmet.

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

Last year Lewis Frongner received eight WWII awards nearly 60 years after serving in the army.   These honors have been meaningful to the Morgan resident, who accepted them with pride and happiness.  However, the late-coming accolades didn’t end with the presentation by Senator Orrin Hatch last year. Frongner has been selected to join other WWII veterans on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.   

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

In a 5-2 vote, the Morgan County Council gave 56 building lots known as the Whittier Estates Subdivision in Peterson the nod to move to the next development stage.

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

On Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers listened to William O Nelson, former director of LDS Church Correlation, describe five miracles that have empowered The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and all of these have occurred within the last 25 years.

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

Caprice Little and Jake Martell were sealed for time and eternity in the San Diego California LDS Temple on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Caprice is the daughter of Frank and Sally Little of Morgan. Jake is the son of Garrett and Carolyn Martell of Sandy, Utah. A reception will be held in their honor on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Hales Residence, 1220 South Highway 66 in Morgan. In case of oversight, please join us at the reception. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held at the LDS Church on 240 West Field Street in Morgan.

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

On Aug. 27, 2014, Kim Dee Pritchard died unexpectedly at home.  Kim was born on June 3, 1960, at Dee Memorial Hospital to Dixie Lattin and Donald McGibbon. Don passed away when Kim was only 3 years old.

19 Sep 2014 (All day)

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Harold W. Orton, passed away at age 90 on Sept. 12, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 31, 1924, in North Ogden to Joseph A. and Myrtle P. Wilson Orton.  He married Fern Adams in November of 1942.  Fern died in 1955.  He married Marco Stokes in 1969.  

18 Sep 2014 - 14:14

In a 5-2 vote, the Morgan County Council gave 56 building lots known as the Whittier Estates Subdivision in Peterson the nod to move to the next development stage.
The 104-acre subdivision at 4000 N. Morgan Valley Drive includes 34 half-acre lots, 20 one-acre lots and two 20-acre lots.  Twenty-one half-acre lots will likely be in the first of three phases in the development’s upcoming preliminary plat approval application, said Blair Gardner, representing both the buyer and seller.
 

18 Sep 2014 - 14:14

Last year Lewis Frongner received eight WWII awards nearly 60 years after serving in the army.   These honors have been meaningful to the Morgan resident, who accepted them with pride and happiness.  However, the late-coming accolades didn’t end with the presentation by Senator Orrin Hatch last year. Frongner has been selected to join other WWII veterans on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.   
 

18 Sep 2014 - 14:14

The pressure is mounting.  The past three public meetings with Yaryca’s 3,000 acres on the agenda have seen standing-room-only crowds, television media, environmental group pressure, and plenty of public comment.  
At Tuesday’s meeting, the applicant backed down a bit, asking for a work session before the Morgan County Council voted again on amending the future land use map amendment that could make way for a new resort on the north end of East Canyon Reservoir.  At the council’s Sept. 3 meeting, it was a tied 4-4 vote and Council Chairman Logan Wilde was not present.
 

18 Sep 2014 - 14:14

On Sept. 15, 2014, community members sat in the shade of two giant poplar trees at Riverside Park to honor Albert Douglas Dickson, pioneer of the Dickson family here in Morgan County, by adding his name to the pioneer monument at the park’s entrance.  
The memorial speech was given by David D. Dickson, a grandson.  Albert was born while his parents were visiting his maternal grandmother in Porter County, Indiana.  The Dickson family had been residents of Nauvoo, Illinois, at the time of Albert’s birth.

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

We live in a day and age where information is readily available at our fingertips.  New technologies have permitted us to do many things quickly and efficiently. Public schools gather student information from enrollment forms and store it in a secure manner. Unfortunately, we hear daily of breaches in the data held by large companies and there is always a risk of any data being compromised. Data from Utah’s schools are entered into a district and state database maintained and secured by the Utah State Office of Education.

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

Valeri Hoopes and Lowell Murdock

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

The Morgan High School Student Body Officers (SBOs) would like to thank each and every individual and company who have donated to the marquee fund. Every amount donated has been sincerely appreciated.

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

Seven Morgan County residents threw their hat in the ring in March for a chance to sit on the Utah State School Board for District 1.  Only one was allowed to progress in the selection process, which a federal judge declared unconstitutional last week.

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

We have enjoyed a great summer of reading throughout Morgan County.  With kids and adults who love to read and seek adventure through great books, it was an adventure for all of us. This year we had 3,233 prizes earned, 437,550 pages and 17,480 books read by our patrons.  What an amazing summer of reading!

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

Jesse Haven is among the influential pioneers who helped settle the Morgan Valley.  Few remember him, but a little time and a trip down the lane in front of Billy Weaver’s home and the Wardel Mink Ranch will give the Morgan County historian a rare glimpse of the past.  

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

The Morgan City Council met this week to discuss capital improvement rankings, Tucker Farms rezone and Riverbend apartments.

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

Matt and Nicole Sommers are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter Alexis Nicole Sommers to Cameron Curtis Jones, son of Curtis and Marci Jones on Saturday, Sept. 13. 

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

Arlene Follett Irwin will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 17, 2014.  Arlene was born the oldest of six children to Martinus Tillman Follett and Mabel Elizabeth Larsen.  During her childhood years she lived in Centerfield, Springville and Morgan, graduating from Morgan High School in 1942.

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

Bruce and Evelyn Giles will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13, 2014. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Sept. 17, 1964.
Bruce, the son of Arthur and Norine Giles, was born in Ogden, Utah, and raised in Morgan, Utah. He attended Morgan schools, graduating from Morgan High School and LDS Seminary in 1960.

12 Sep 2014 (All day)

The children and grandchildren of Ken and Elaine Judd are hosting an open house in honor of their 90th birthdays on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Colonial Springs Ward at 2360 North 600 West, Harrisville, Utah.  (Take I-15 north to Exit 349; turn right onto 2700 North, go east to the traffic light at 600 West; turn tight and follow it south to the ward building.)

11 Sep 2014 - 14:00

Newcomers to Morgan County may not know much about Commercial Street, or Front Street as it used to be called, but before the freeways came to town it was the place to be. Townsfolk say it used to be tough to find a parking spot some weekends.  
Some remember it so fondly, they can’t wait to see this street revitalized and booming with life once more. Resident and owner of “Glassed Up,” Lisa Gilgen, said, “As I opened my shop in April of this year, I kept thinking about how much I would love to see Commercial Street become a thriving street again.” Because of this, she decided to step up and do something about it.
Gilgen approached other business owners on the street and together, they came up with a plan. “Quite a few people aren’t even aware that there are new shops open on Commercial Street.  I know if all of the businesses work together to promote a new vitality, we will all benefit,” praised Gilgen.

11 Sep 2014 - 13:28

The Morgan City Council met this week to discuss capital improvement rankings, Tucker Farms rezone and Riverbend apartments.
When city or county governments would like to seek funding for projects through grants or loans, those projects must appear on their Capital Investment Plan. This plan goes before the Council of Governements (COG) and that body then assigns importance to each line item.  
The COG consists of both city and county councils as well as the school district.
Changes were made to the 2015 plan at the latest Morgan City Council meeting. The plan currently includes sewer improvements as the highest priorities.

11 Sep 2014 - 13:28

In spring of 2014, the State of Utah paid for all Morgan High School juniors to take the college admission ACT test.  And they were not alone.  After passage of a state bill in 2013, the legislature funded offering the test to all public school juniors for free.  
 

11 Sep 2014 - 13:28

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was in Peterson Wednesday serving a search warrant with the help of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.  FBI agents were in the area near Hinds Quick Stop participating in the search warrant.
Jared Byron Hoopes, 38, of 4020 N. 4000 W., Peterson, was booked into Weber County Jail Wednesday evening charged for five Class 2 felony counts of sexual abuse of a child, and 20 Class 2 felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
ICAC is a multi-jurisdictional task force that investigates and prosecutes individuals who use the internet to exploit children. The task force is funded by a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and administered through the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

5 Sep 2014 (All day)

Morgan motorists may be subject to 
emissions testing

5 Sep 2014 (All day)

The Morgan High School cheerleaders would like to thank everyone who supported them in their community flag program this year. It was a great success and is so nice to see all the flags out on the various holidays.