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1 Nov 2013 (All day)

I would like to say my deepest thank you to all the people who helped me with my Eagle Scout Project. 

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Magee Stapley, a paraeducator at Morgan Middle School, has been awarded the Utah Outstanding Paraeducator Award in the secondary resource category.  The award will be presented at the Utah Paraeducator Conference in Provo Nov. 8 to 9.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

The 2-year-old son of Curt and Dusty Morgan, Gustus loves to play outside, rain or shine, alongside is dog.  He loves his pet fish, baby horse, trains, big trucks and tractors.

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Each year 10 of the best horse trainers across the country are invited to participate in the Impact of the Horse Competition held in Heber City, Utah. This year Croydon resident Niki Wilde was chosen to be a part of this prestigious group who will show off their horse training skills Nov. 1 – 2, at the Wasatch Event Center. 

25 Oct 2013 - 08:42

Jaden Ingle is a political newcomer taking on incumbents Shelly Betz and Ray Little for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.
“I fully believe that it's time we have new ideas and new minds in our city government to help revive Morgan, and help it to grow to what it's fully capable of becoming,” said Ingle, 19. “I'm running for this position to try and help Morgan to grow, and to solve some issues the city is currently facing.”
Ingle would like to eliminate needless spending and keep utility costs at a reasonable range, which would in turn benefit business in the city “so that they can last for more than a year.”

25 Oct 2013 - 08:42

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.
In addition to serving on several city, county and state committees throughout the years, Little has served on the Morgan City Council since 1994.
In the past couple of years, Little said the city council has been most influential getting some new businesses located on Commercial Street.  He looks forward to solidifying the location of a hotel in the city, something the council has been working on for years.

25 Oct 2013 - 08:42

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.
Betz moved to Morgan City in August of 2006.  As part of her job, she regularly attended both planning commission and city council meetings.
“I found I really wanted to serve and thought I could bring some new perspective and additional energy to the council,” said Betz, 48.  So, she ran for a city council position and has been serving since January of 2010.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Family History can be a solo activity.  It is ironic that the nature of genealogical research is often that it isolates us from our families.  We find ourselves alone in a family history center or The Family History Library at a computer or a microfilm reader looking at records.  We spend time pouring over transcriptions late into the evening when the rest of the family has gone to bed.  

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

While most of us were off enjoying the fantastic fall weather that was enjoyed state wide over UEA weekend, the Morgan High School Lady Trojan freshman volleyball team were hard at work playing for a tournament championship in the Bulldog Classic in  Provo. The Classic was a chance for the team to show how far they’ve come this year, playing some strong freshman squads from around the state. Teams from Provo, Skyview, North Summit,  Juan Diego, and Judge Memorial participated. 

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Our team standings for this week are in 1st place is Northrop Grumman and team members are Bryan Chappell, Pay Olsen, Pat Bird, and Randy Glanville. In 2nd place is MVP Polaris and team members are Bill Skeen, Susan Skeen, Kasie Straw and Shadd Straw. Our high scores and series for this week go to Ruth Preece 199=473, Dave Preece 177=505, Bill Skeen 180=504, Susan Skeen 161, Kacie Straw 192, Dennis Vernon 208, Chad Hayes 190, Neal Betz 179=536, Misty Spendlove 175=494, Lynsey Enlow 153, Craig Mahoskey 258=709, Pat Olsen 168=465, Randy Glanville 235=647, Dillon Smith 241=580, and Danny Kline 203=581. Great bowling!

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan County Council members are crediting their new public works department director for making a significant dent in the county’s weed problem, while other groups are worried about new noxious weeds coming to the county.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

As time goes by every industry goes through changes, and the towing business is no exception.  Since Glenn’s Towing opened in 1956, full-service gas stations have been replaced by convenience stores in strip malls. Lease options and longer warranties have made it easier to rotate through new cars instead of buying used. Changes like this have led to a decrease in business for local towing companies.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

When Dallen Calder saw little children running into the street without looking for cars to chase balls behind the high school soccer goal, he knew he had found a great Eagle Scout project.  He put up a net behind the goal to prevent balls from rolling into the street and completed the project a week before school started in August.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Thursday, Oct. 17, Interstate 84 at Mile Marker 108 was closed after a double tanker fuel truck burst into flames.  According to the Utah High Patrol, the west-bound tanker rolled Thursday morning.  Its rear tank rolled and caught fire, while the front tanker and cab remained unturned.  While emergency crews supervised, the rear tanker’s fuel was allowed to completely burn off.  Speed may have been a factor in the accident, according to the UHP.  No major injuries related to the accident were reported, but both west and east bound lanes were closed for hours.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

In an effort to keep property taxes low in Morgan, there has been a growing awareness to shop locally.  The biggest hurdle to getting people to spend their dollars in town is that residents don’t always know all that is available to them within the county.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Not many people can lay claim to babysitting a mountain lion for two weeks or keeping a mouse farm in their laundry room to feed injured raptors.  Don Paul expounded on the time he wrestled the six-month-old mountain lion into the bathroom to wash it off. He said it was a real challenge and the bathroom was a mess afterward. 

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

 
2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 13th through October 19th, with a total of 123 calls

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Council advises on water concerns

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan resident Dawna Little Zukirmi and Crystal Young, a hydrologist from RiverRestoration.org, presented their hopes for the Weber River to the Morgan Council of Governments group on Monday. 

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

I don’t know but I have been told, Someone here is growin’ old! And her name is BETTY!

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Dee Stevens to celebrate his birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 Family Tree Assisted Living 862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Elder Camen Gray has been called to serve in the Adriatic South Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Autumn Rae Barnes, daughter of Rick and Elise Barnes of Mountain Green, and Ethan Blaine Mecham, son of Blaine and Teresa Mecham of Milton, will be married for time and eternity in the Bountiful LDS Temple on Oct. 25, 2013.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

At the State Board of Education meeting, Friday, Oct. 4, Mountain Green resident Lydia Nuttall was honored with an achievement spotlight and awarded a Certificate of Excellence for exemplary service and dedication in improving education for Utah students.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

The city of Morgan is proud of the fact that Commercial Street is slowly coming back to life.  New signs have appeared throughout the year marking that growth.  The newest sign on the street belongs to Morgan Valley Crafts.

25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan County’s economic development consultant is pursuing the redevelopment of the Como Springs area, saying a new hot springs pool could bring in as many as 42,900 people each year.  But that is only if the necessary agreements can be made and as much as $3.79 million can be secured to finance the venture.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

MyHeritage announced this week that they have reached a landmark agreement with FamilySearch. In the announcement they said, “MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, and FamilySearch.organnounced today the signing and commencement of a strategic partnership that forges a new path for the family history industry. Under this multi-year partnership, MyHeritage will provide FamilySearch with access to its powerful technologies and FamilySearch will share billions of global historical records and family tree profiles spanning hundreds of years with MyHeritage. This will help millions of MyHeritage and FamilySearch users discover even more about their family history.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT OWLS

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

On a picture perfect Saturday up at Snowbasin, the Morgan Trojan MTB climbed and peddled their way to a third place finish. 

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Park City hosted the Region 10 Cross Country meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in cold and windy conditions. Each team had been preparing all season for this all-important race, which serves as the qualifier for the state meet next Wednesday. The Trojans steadily progressed throughout the course of the season and even edged out teams that had bested them in earlier meets.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Applications for 2014 sportsman permits accepted soon

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

The Morgan Trojan football team has been scoring points this year as if it were basketball season. Still, they knew they would have a hard time last Thursday night against the Grantsville Cowboys. 

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Morgan FFA students participated at Snow College field day in judging contests on Oct. 8. This was the first contest of the 2013-2014 school year.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

The students of Morgan Elementary, under the guidance of Morgan High School counselor Destiny Field and Morgan School District social worker Linda Taylor, chose Wednesday, Oct. 9 as a day to unite against bullying. 

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

As I write this article I find myself thinking about how fast these first days of school have come and gone. On Oct. 28 we will begin the second quarter of the academic year and it seems like only yesterday I was welcoming staff and students back to school. I have always been proud of the students and staff here at Morgan Middle School. However this year has been even more special as the students and staff has done a tremendous job of adapting to the changes we have experienced.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board is creating a financial oversight committee, but stopping short of having a community member on that committee for now.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

A representative from the Utah State School Board says those both in favor of and opposed to the Utah Common Core have the same concerns.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

“It felt like something unfinished was completed,” Marilyn Bambrough said of recently graduating from Utah State University. 

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

While young people around the nation are receiving a bad reputation for being selfish and unmotivated, Morgan youth have proved they are just the opposite.  

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Meagan, Maycee, Levi and Mallarie are very excited to announce the birth of their new cute baby brother. Ryder Lee Durrant was born on Sept. 20, 2013, at 5:48 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs., was 19 ½ inches long and has lots of dark hair. Proud parents are Jason and Tana Durrant of Morgan. Grandparents are Craig and Marla Hyde and Mark and Eva Durrant of Morgan and Pat and Kay Roberts of Layton. Great grandparents are JoElla Francis and Joe and Norma Hyde.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Andelyn Jeffery, daughter of Dennis and Donna Jeffery, and Justin Michael Smith, son of Blane and Janae Smith, are pleased to announce their marriage for time and all eternity in the LDS Bountiful Temple on the 18th of October 2013. 

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Roaring motorcycles through beautiful fall colors, dripping barbecue ribs and a hopping auction last weekend resulted in $1,300 for local schools.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

For the second time this season, the Cougars of Union High School opposed the Trojan volleyball team. The rich history of Morgan volleyball, their formidable record of 13 wins and 3 losses, and the home crowd cheering them on proved too much for Union and they fell again to Morgan. With the win, Morgan remains undefeated in region matches.

18 Oct 2013 (All day)

Brewer Snedden set a goal a year ago to become the state BMX champion in his division.  Hard work, determination and an intense focus facilitated Brewer’s win at the state championship Sept. 13-14 at Rad Canyon in South Jordan.  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

Ancestry.com this week announced the acquisition of Find-a-Grave.  Find-a-Grave has been a volunteer-led effort that has provided grave information for individuals all over the United States.  Through the efforts of their volunteers they have amassed the largest collection of grave information online in the United States.  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

Our team standings for this week are in 1st place is Northrop Grumman and team members are Bryan Chappell, Pat bird, Pat Olsen, and Randy Glanville. In a tie for 2nd place is MVP Polaris and team members are Bill Skeen, Susan Skeen, Kacie Straw and Shadd Straw, and also team Split Happens and team members are Dillon Smith, Heather Lombard, Casie Kline and Danny Kline. Our high scores and series for this week go to Dillon Smith 217=587, Danny Kline 248=676, Bryan Chappell 221=602, Pat Olsen 216=554, Pat Bird 168, Dennis Vernon 188, Jo Peterson 162, Chad Hayes 211=533, Dave Preece 176, Lynsey Enlow 167=464, Craig Mahoskey 278=709, Bill Skeen 191=516, Kacie Straw 186=475, and Shadd Straw 179. Great bowling teams!!!