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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.

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

Our 94-year-old Mustang-driving, bling-wearing, QVC-buying Mother and Grandma Doe drove her convertible Mustang over to the other side on Christmas Day.

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

Mack Weaver, of Morgan, has been named a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Youth Coach of the Year for 2013. Weaver—who trains, shows and raises reining horses under the name Weaver Performance Horses—received an unprecedented number of votes for the award, which was announced earlier this year. 

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

There is an air of change in today’s political scene.  Local businessman John Barber hopes that he can affect which way that wind blows by giving up some of his retirement hours to serve his fellow residents in Morgan with a run for Utah Senate Seat 18.

3 Jan 2014 (All day)

Representatives from the city, county and school board recently re-evaluated their wish list for possible future grants, moving a bridge over the Weber River at the end of Young Street to the top of the list.  Restoration of the Weber River near the fairgrounds is second on the list, redevelopment of Como Springs is third, and Commercial Street building improvements is fourth.

31 Dec 2013 - 02:01
There is an air of change in today’s political scene. Local businessman John Barber
hopes that he can affect which way that wind blows by giving up some of his
retirement hours to serve his fellow residents in Morgan with a run for the Utah
Senate Seat 18.
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)

Seventh grader Julianna Little was excited the morning of December 18, 2013.  

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)

Morgan High School FCCLA/FFA, in cooperation with Morgan Middle School, Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary, just completed its annual Christmas service project for needy families in our community.

27 Dec 2013 (All day)

Sister Lindsey Rose Richards, daughter of Kelly and Gretchen Flitton of Mountain Green and Stewart and Casey Richards of Bountiful, will serve in the Milan Italy Mission.  

27 Dec 2013 (All day)

Susanna Lyon, daughter of Steve and Sylvia Lyon of Morgan, and Daniel Quick, son of Gary and Rebecca Quick of Spokane, will be married on Friday, Dec. 27 in the Bountiful temple. Please feel welcome to join us between 6 – 8 p.m. at the Morgan Rock Church. The couple will live in Provo where they both attend BYU.

27 Dec 2013 (All day)

Kirk and Pam Sheppard are absolutely delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter Rebecca Consuelo Sheppard to Jordan Alexander Smith on December 27, 2013 in the Kansas City Temple.  

27 Dec 2013 (All day)

She was a native of Morgan, Utah.  She was one of ten children.  Vivian has faced and overcome many challenges in her life.  Vivian never married but devoted most of her life to the care of two of her brothers and her father.  When she was 83 she was one of the most senior participants of the Weber/Morgan Senior Community Service Employment Program.  In 2004 Vivian was honored by the Utah Jazz and the Utah Older Worker Coordination Council and presented with an “Outstanding Older Worker Award” at the Delta Center in Salt Lake.

27 Dec 2013 (All day)

Albert Dickson Rich of Ogden, Utah will celebrate his 90th birthday.  

27 Dec 2013 (All day)

Wayne Irwin Pentz, 86, died December 21, 2013 at his home in Morgan, Utah.

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.  

23 Dec 2013 - 12:53

Morgan County offices were closed Friday when a federal judge ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage had been overturned. But Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris was watching the news with the rest of the state.

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)

Our team standings for this week are in 1st place is Northrop Grumman and team members are Bryan Chappell, Pat Olsen, Pat Bird and Randy Glanville.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Roger Fowles was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah.  The son of a father who was a school teacher and a mother who was a professional secretary for Geneva Steel, Fowles was raised an only child and admits to being a little “spoiled.”  Fowles lived in Mount Pleasant until he was about 8 year old and then moved to Provo as his father attended Brigham Young University.  The family then settled in Springville, where Fowles lived until he graduated from Springville High School.  

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Last weekend, Morgan High School hosted its first-ever Air Force dual meet, featuring nine schools and up to eight wrestling matches taking place simultaneously.  Visiting schools included Clearfield, Weber, Bear River, Davis, Duchesne, Skyview, Layton and Preston, Idaho.  Overall, the Trojans took fourth place, with several varsity wrestlers placing in the top three, such as Carlos Nava (113-2nd), Jayden Pentz (120-1st), Owen Pentz (126-2nd), Tyson Spens (152-3rd), Wyatt Ekblad (220-3rd) and Kyle Stapley (HW-3rd).  

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)

David Michael Jones, 58, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Eva Mecham McFarland passed away on Dec. 12, 2013, at the age of 84 due to pancreatic cancer.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and favorite aunt passed away peacefully Thursday morning in her home, with her family by her side. It was Judy’s final rally. For many years she has courageously battled diseases that ravaged her body, but would not weaken her spirit.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Darlene Mortenson passed away on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 96 years of age.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Assistance: Morgan City, Mtn Green, Milton

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

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

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car accident involving four juveniles and a Morgan County deputy at State Street and 100 South in Morgan City at 9 p.m. Monday.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

In a town full of hobby sportsmen and serious hunters, Morgan County has had a noticeable void in the gun and ammo industry.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

With Christmas just around the corner, most of us are thinking about family, spending time together for the holidays or about holidays past. Let’s share some family history this Christmas!

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Linda Taylor was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.  The daughter of a father who taught high school English and a mother who was primarily a homemaker, Taylor lived in several different places as a child.  Many years of her youth were spent in the Chicagoland area where she remembers always being the smallest and youngest of her class.  

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Last year, we were treated to game after game of Jake Miles (3A most valuable player) flying over, around or through helpless and dazed defenders as he guided the Morgan Trojans to their first basketball state championship since…well…since a generation before Jake was born.  

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Among the fun and games of Ol’ Time Christmas there was some friendly competition.  

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

I want to show my support for the Morgan County School Board.  Recently, at the school board meeting, they adopted a two-minute limit to public input. They had a timer and cut people off midsentence if they exceeded the two-minute limit. I applaud the school board for their hardline stance even though others criticize this as a harsh policy.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Compared to past years of financial woes, news for the 2014 Morgan County budget is good.  The year 2013 saw a $4.9 million general fund budget while 2014 is anticipating a $5.3 million budget.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

How focused is bareback rider Caleb Bennett?

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

In the spirit of the holiday season, eight amateur radio (ham) operators found a way to bring some joy to disadvantaged and shut-in children of all ages.  Thanks to the world-wide range of amateur radio equipment, it’s possible for hams to communicate with other hams almost anywhere on earth, including Santa Claus at the North Pole.  Thus was born the North Pole Network (NPN) which purports to use special satellite links to allow kids to talk one-on-one with the jolly old elf himself.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

The Franich family would like to thank all those who donated money to help us decorate the tree for the Festival of Trees in memory of Marnie Franich Stark.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

On Nov. 16, a fundraiser was held on my and my family’s behalf to raise money for my breast cancer fight. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for all of your love, kindness, support and prayers. We would also like to thank all of the businesses that donated. 

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Jared Brooks, son of Scott and SaRene Brooks, has returned home from serving in the Colombia, Barranquilla mission. He will be speaking on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Morgan Stake Center.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Jenna Shaw and Aaron Barry will be married on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in the Bountiful LDS Temple.