Drifting snow added to the ambiance as the community gathered around to count down the lighting of the Christmas tree in the center of Commercial Street at the end of the fourth annual Ol’ Time Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7. The city street looked like a scene right out of a Hallmark Christmas movie where neighbors, friends and family gather around to celebrate together.
This is the first week of a new column in The Morgan County News. We will bring you information and reviews about the books stocked by Morgan Valley Crafts. We hope that this will be helpful to you as you make your decisions about what books to choose.
Give the gift of the great outdoors this holiday with a Utah State Parks Annual Pass. Explore Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, hike with bison on Antelope Island, ride the waves at Deer Creek State Park or visit any of Utah’s state parks and museums.
Morgan School District would like to make residents aware of the existence of the Adult Education program. Our program is open to local residents as well as those from nearby communities who did not graduate from high school and want to earn their high school diploma or GED.
The debate rages on. Which Trevor Graydon is the most attractive boss in New York City—Jake Walker or Brek Thornton? Both Morgan High School students kept the crowd rolling with laughter and excitement as the stenographers’ boss in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
Recently, Senator Mike Lee hosted a roundtable with Utah citizens, experts, government officials, and community activists on the growing crisis of immobility among the poor. The event is a continuation of Sen. Lee’s “Let’s Talk” series he began in August, taking him around the state to hear directly from Utahns about the critical issues facing the state and the country.
Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms. These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.
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 participate in a fund raiser to raise money for our local food pantry.
November found local Daughters of Utah Pioneers camps holding monthly meetings around the valley. Morgan Company DUP was established in April of 1918, and has now grown to include six camps, namely: Hardscrabble, Mt. Joy, Mountain View, Peterson Creek, South Morgan and Weber River. In the beginning, Porterville Camp (the first camp organized) and Peterson Camp were part of the company but have since either been combined with other camps or otherwise dissembled.
One of the most common things I hear from individuals is that all their ancestors have been found. I have yet to ever to find someone for whom it is true that all their ancestors have been found. From an ancestral perspective at 10 generations we each have 256 ancestors. If you include their children and spouses the number is more likely to be about 2,000.
Ginny Tilby impressed the students of Morgan Elementary School with her quick drawing and talented illustrations as she introduced herself and taught lessons she has learned through sketches projected onto the wall.
The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Mary Williams, Betty Peterson and Clinton Raymond to celebrate their birthdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 30 Family Tree Assisted Living 862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd.
Our beloved mother, “GMA C,” sister and friend, Carolyn Carter Christensen, 48, was called back to heaven on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. She passed away quickly and unexpectedly due to health complications.
Emily Childs grew up in Morgan and, as many do, enjoyed foods such as white rice and pasta. Not until her first child was born and she was looking to shed the excess baby weight did she began to look for a healthier way to eat.
Each year, thousands of groups, businesses, families and individuals come together to earn money for a great cause. Through this effort, they also exercise high levels of creativity while memorializing those they care about.
The accounting firm of Gilbert & Stewart in Provo issued an unmodified, clean opinion of the Morgan County School District’s finances. With significant changes in auditing standards whit year, it is the highest opinion that can be received.
On Nov. 17, The Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting with keynote speaker David Marsh of the Church Curriculum Department. His topic included how the curriculum of the Church is developed, correlated, translated and disseminated throughout the world.
The soldiers lived on two or three bowls of rice a day until it was almost gone. Only one ship got through at night to unload rice and got out before morning. The soldiers felt lucky to finally get just one bowl of rice once a day for the last two or three months. Because Corregidor was under attack from the sky and sea with no hope of reinforcements, the men fought on heroically, but were forced to surrender on May 6, 1942.
Gerald and Georgia Mikesell celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home in Porterville, Utah, with their family. They were married Nov. 18, 1953, in Morgan, Utah. Later their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS temple on June 2, 1965.
This time of year is generally filled with shopping and stress. There is pressure to make sure everyone is happy on Christmas morning. It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.
Coaches, parents, and supporters crowded around wrestling mats on November 9th for the 2nd annual USA sanctioned Little League Folkstyle Tournament held in Morgan as they shouted out wrestling techniques and praise for the young wrestlers. Dressed in singlets and headgear or t-shirts and shorts, approximately 340 wrestlers came from as far away as Pinedale, Magna, Bear River, Heber City, South Jordan, Evanston, and everywhere in between.
Steve was born in Kingsville, Texas. He grew up in Laramie, Wyom. Growing up he loved being outside with his animals. Wood graduated from Laramie High School where he participated in basketball, FFA, band and choir.
Superintendent Doug Jacobs introduced Madison Beardall as the student board member for the 2013-14 school year. She was selected from a group of five applications. The selection committee included the school board president, high school principal, and district superintendent.
John Jack Draper, United States Marine, and resident of Morgan recently passed away joining the ranks of the many heroes President Ronald Reagan classified as the “Greatest Generation,” whose ranks are diminishing at a rapid rate.
While the Morgan County School Board seeks an option to congested city streets during school arrival and dismissal, Morgan City officials said they are still seeking financing options for a new bridge at the end of Young Street. The bridge would span the Weber River, connecting Young Street to Commercial Street near the Morgan County Fairgrounds.
Recently it was reported that Morgan is becoming the new home of a Glenn J Kimber Morgan Academy. While the owners are seeking to build a new facility to house the school, they are still seeking to offer educational experiences for the people of the community.