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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.

28 Nov 2014 - 16:25

Morgan resident Kelly Carter has had enough of the parties next door.  
For nine years, Carter has endured noise at all hours of the night, inebriated guests, vehicles speeding on the quarter-mile lane leading to her home, four wheelers trespassing, make-shift directional signs tied to her mailbox, opened gates, cut fences leading to roaming livestock, random intoxicated people passed out in nearby yards and hunters shooting in the wrong direction.

28 Nov 2014 - 16:25

As you are considering charitable causes to which you will donate at the end of this year and are determining where to donate next year, I encourage you to consider donating to the Morgan Education Foundation and the Morgan School District.

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ski down the face of Francis Peak, one of the highest peaks of the Wasatch Range perched atop the border of Morgan and Davis counties?

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

We, as a family, would like to thank all the wonderful employees and residents at the Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan for the exceptional care and kindness given to our mother, grandmother and wife, Bern Peterson, who passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2014. We will never forget the kindness and love.

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

A special man left this world on Dec. 1, 2014. George A. Toelcke was born May 1, 1943, in New York to his parents Ida and George Adamec. He spent his childhood in Westwood, NJ. He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with his Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering. 

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Steven and Anne Allen were recently called by the Morgan Utah Stake Presidency to serve a full-time, 18 month mission in the Utah Ogden Mission.  However, their area of service for these 18 months will be the Morgan Utah Stake.

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Greetings! My name is Nicole B. and I am a fifth grade student at Salida Elementary School in Salida, California. We live in the central valley located east of San Francisco. This year we are to complete a state project. I picked Utah!

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

 
As you are considering charitable causes to which you will donate at the end of this year and are determining where to donate next year, I encourage you to consider donating to the Morgan Education Foundation and the Morgan School District.

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

I love Morgan and I love the passion in the county for government, outdoors, the environment, schools, sports and life in general.  This passion is almost always a force for good.

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Snowbasin Resort opened on Wednesday, Nov. 26.  This will be Snowbasin Resort’s first time opening prior to Thanksgiving Day. With recent snowfall combined with extensive snowmaking, Snowbasin Resort will be offering a base averaging between 18 to 24 inches on seven runs serviced by three lifts.

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

The reason Caleb Bennett loves rodeo is very simple. 

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Despite leading by 17 points at the half, the visiting Lady Trojans fell 59-62 in overtime to the Carbon High School girls basketball team last Friday in their season opener.   

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Pilgrims donning their capotains and coifs (male and female pilgrim hats) as well as Native Americans sporting feathered headbands and pounding on drums filled the kindergarten classrooms at Morgan Elementary School Tuesday.  The students were all clothed in their “best dress” for the annual Thanksgiving Feast. 

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Despite some of the best Student Assessment for Growth and Excellence (SAGE) test scores in the state, Morgan educators are not taking a moment to sit back and celebrate. 

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Morgan County Councilman Lyle Nelson is pushing to re-establish a county mobility council to evaluate state and federal government funding options, as well as re-engage the Wasatch Front Regional Council to address the county’s transportation needs.

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County Council is considering changing their use regulation ordinance, considering how to define “agribusiness” and encourage further economic development through recreational activities.

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of  Betty Peterson &   Clinton Raymond to celebrate their birthdays 2-4 p.m. on Nov. 29 Family Tree Assisted Living 862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd. Morgan

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Owen Raymond (Ray) Durrant peacefully passed away on Nov. 25, 2014, due to complications from a stroke.