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25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Morgan City will again be hosting Ol’ Time Christmas on Commercial Street.  There will be activities and fun for all.  There will be a raffle for Sub for Santa.  Tickets can be earned by bringing a new unwrapped toy.  The grand prize is a 42” Zenith Plasma T.V. 

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Autumn Barnes, daughter of Rick and Elise Barnes of Mountain Green, has been called to serve in the Brazil Porto Alegre North Mission.  

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Arvilla R. Fawcett is turning 80! Her daughters and their families invite you to attend an open house held in her honor December 3, 2011 from 4 to 6 pm at the Henefer Church. 

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Doug passed away unexpectedly November 4, 2011 of cardiac and respiratory problems at a hospital in Morelia, Mexico, near the city he called his home, Patzcuaro, Mexico with his sisters by his side.   Anyone that knew Doug knew he was an intelligent, eccentric free spirit who loved to travel and hated to be tied down.  He had friends and acquaintances all over the world and definitely lived life on his own terms.  He moved to Patzcuaro, Mexico about 2 years ago and fell in love with the city, the people and everything about the simple lifestyle he enjoyed there.  He is now flying high, no longer tied to a body that was failing him and surely enjoying new adventures every day.

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

MORGAN - Grant Alan Wadman, 57, of Morgan returned to his Father in Heaven November 17, 2011.  

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Last week, after reports to the administration of potential inappropriate behavior, the school administration placed a part-time employee on administrative leave, pending results of criminal investigation by the sheriff’s office. The administration then engaged an independent review by a third party to ensure that their actions were appropriate and legal.

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan City is once again hosting Christmas on Commercial Street on Saturday, December 3.  Come out and enjoy the fun as a community!  There will be food, fun, and family activities.  There will also be a visit from Jolly Old St. Nick.  See you there!

People may visit the City website for more information and entry forms for the Gingerbread contest, the coloring contest and the Christmas boutique at www.morgancityut.com.

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

The areas of South Morgan and North Morgan were first settled in 1960-61, and were incorporated into Morgan City in 1868. Morgan’s business district had it origins along Young Street and State Street in South Morgan. Some of these first businesses included a mercantile and blacksmith shop. Although the business district was in South Morgan the main route into the area was located on the northeast side of Weber River. This created a dangerous situation to receive merchandise and supplies from out of the area. It was very hazardous to cross the river, especially in Spring prior to the first bridge over the river.

22 Nov 2011 - 13:15

Grant and Marilee Wadman were found dead in their Porterville home at 390 West Hardscrabble in Porterville.  The Sheriff's office was notified by family members after they had not been able to contact the couple for approximately a week.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

I’ve had a few people give me great ideas for Teen Square. I would like to have more topics or thoughts that you would like to see in future articles.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

What is happening with Special Education in Morgan School District?  Federal law 94-142 Idea mandates the practice of special education.  Each state dictates how they will adopt and implement educational practices.  Then each district utilizes the guidelines to design programs that are mandated for individual schools, classrooms, and students. This can be tricky in both large and small districts because of size and funding, so creativity and intelligence combined makes it work!  Synchronizing education between what is happening in the regular education classes, special education classes, related service providers and at home, is as crucial as a balanced diet.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

JUNIORS  Our Junior bowlers high scores for the week are Garrett Matthews 130, Wyatt Matthews 61, Carter Sanders 109, Clayton Sanders 99, Sheridan Bird 116, Riley Bird 146, Josie Hunt 106, Kaytlyn comer 144, Nate Chappell 76, Preston Butikofer 117, and Tiffany Chappell 86. Great bowling Juniors!

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

Last week I wrote about remembering to forget.  This week is about not forgetting to remember.  Veteran’s Day has passed for another year, but that doesn’t mean we stop honoring those who gave and give their lives in the service of our country and any other country seeking true freedom.  They are heroes and their sacrifices and service deserve more than any medal could symbolize.  They should be honored every day we are free to wake up and live our lives.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

Nearly everyone will have heard of Wikipedia.  It began as a project and a software product.  The concept was that an encyclopedia could be created online in a collaborative fashion.  Wikipedia grew out of an online encyclopedia written by experts, but community content rapidly outpaced the expert contributions.  In the first year only 20,000 entries were created.  Wikipedia now boasts more than 3.6 million articles.  Studies of accuracy have been done and place Wikipedia at an accuracy rate comparable to expert authored encyclopedias.  It is the best case, worldwide, of community collaboration creating wide content, high quality content at a very low cost.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

Congratulations to Emma Morgan, 5th grade student at Mountain Green Elementary School, for her winning entry into the Morgan Conservation District’s “Forests For People” poster competition.  Emma was awarded a cash prize, as well as a pizza party and a watershed model demonstration presented to her class.  Emma put forth an amazing amount of thought and time into her project and her winning poster was a clear representation of her efforts.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

George and Carol Lancaster were both born in 1947, no more than one city away from each other; George was born in Murray, Carol in Salt Lake.  George was raised in Crescent, attended and graduated from Jordan High School while Carol attended three different high schools, Olympus, Hillcrest, and graduated from Cyprus; her family moved around to different areas of Salt Lake.  It was in the ninth grade when they finally met each other.  George sat behind her in Social Studies class. Carol and George had become such good friends that as Carol was moving around, George was always making sure he found her so they could keep in touch.  Over the course of four or five years these two occasionally dated, corresponded by letters back and forth and developed a very close relationship.  This close relationship, in fact, later resulted in marriage in the year 1966. 

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

Dan, “The Man” turns 40!

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

Elder Matthew Lee Munsee, son of Michael and Dixie Munsee of Mountain Green has returned from serving  in the  Mozambique Maputo Mission.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

 

Elder Matthew Lee Munsee, son of Michael and Dixie Munsee of Mountain Green has returned from serving  in the  Mozambique Maputo Mission.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

The family of Vera Carter would like to thank the many people in this community for their kindness at the passing of our Mother. We appreciate your love and concern. We send a special thank you for the loving care she received from those at the Family Tree, and Alpine Hospice, our friends and families, her Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers and for the compassionate service given by the Morgan 6th Ward and Morgan 1st Ward.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

 

The family of Vera Carter would like to thank the many people in this community for their kindness at the passing of our Mother. We appreciate your love and concern. We send a special thank you for the loving care she received from those at the Family Tree, and Alpine Hospice, our friends and families, her Home Teachers and Visiting Teachers and for the compassionate service given by the Morgan 6th Ward and Morgan 1st Ward.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

Congratulations to Nate Buchanan who has earned his Eagle Scout award. Nate will be receiving his award at an Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, November 20th, at 5:00 p.m. at the Porterville church. Nate’s Eagle Project was 72 hours hygiene kits for the Morgan Fire Department to give to our community in case they are unable to return to their homes due to fire, flood, or other disasters.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

Jessica Marie Barney and Matthew Stephen Clark will be married in the Manti LDS Temple this Friday, November 18th, 2011. There will be a reception held in their honor that evening from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Young Single Adult Ward in Richfield. 

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

Our loving, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather passed to the other side of the veil to be with his sweetheart. Laurel Dean Rock passed away on November 12, 2011 from causes incident to age. Dean was born May 6, 1921, to Laurel and Leatha Phillips Rock in Morgan, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School and LDS Seminary in 1940.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

The family of Martin Heiner and Adelgunda Dietzel, early settlers in Morgan, Utah, are being spotlighted in an exhibit at the museum of Wasungen, Germany.  The exhibit, entitled “Wasungen Emigrants Overseas,” opened on November 6 2011 and will run through January 6, 2012.

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

 

With a unanimous vote the county council determined to stop work on a new animal control building for the county.  This represents a complete reversal from earlier this year when the only opposition to the building was from Councilmember Ned Mecham.  Mecham has voted against the building each time a vote has come before the council.  He has repeatedly stated that during the difficult economic climate in which the county finds itself that the time is not right to construct this building. 

18 Nov 2011 (All day)

Surrounded by friends, family, coaches and teammates Bailey Farris signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Division I volleyball powerhouse Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Farris received a full ride athletic scholarship and will begin her college  career next fall as an outside hitter for the Wolverines. Farris was courted by several instate colleges including Utah State and University of Utah but says that her decision was pretty easy. She has great respect for the coaching staff and she has watched them (UVU) dominate college volleyball in the state of Utah for the last several years. Additionally, Farris feels right at home on the UVU courts after being a part of the Morgan Trojans for back to back state championships there. 

17 Nov 2011 - 23:50

Morgan High School’s Academic Decathlon team placed first at region this year!! They attended their regional meet on February 3rd and 4th at Westminster College to compete against all of the other high school AcaDec teams in the state. 

17 Nov 2011 - 23:50

The Morgan County Sheriff’s department is investigating a possible murder suicide that occurred in Porterville.  Grant and Marilee Wadman were found dead from gunshot wounds in their home on Thursday evening.  The investigation began after family members had been unable to contact them for approximately a week.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

JUNIORS. We would like to introduce you to our Junior bowlers for this year. They are in the age range between 6-14. Names and high scores for the week are Sheridan Bird 93, Riley Bird 135, Josie Hunt 121, Kaytlyn Comer 98, Preston Butikoffer 120, Garrett Matthews 102, and Wyatt Matthews 83.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

Varsity football players Colby Skinner and Gabe Davis were selected to the UHSAA Academic All-State Football Team for this school year. The award is symbolic of the sacrifices which have been made by the family coaches and teammates. This honor is given to those who have excelled academically and in a curriculum sport.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

Morgan High School student, Christian Wiscombe, was selected for the Wendy’s (Restaurant) High School Heisman Award program. Twenty of Utah’s top scholar-athletes were announced as State Finalists for the prestigious award. 

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

You’re on vacation, enjoying the sights and sounds of relaxing surroundings, when all of a sudden it hits.  Did I lock the back door?  Did I forget to leave enough food for the pets?  Is the garage door open?  Usually, it’s no big deal because you’re certain you remembered to do those things, right?  You try to remember every detail hoping that will be enough to assure you, but then you wonder if you left the iron on, or forgot to water the plants, or leave a key with the neighbor for emergencies.  There are plenty of things to forget about that can cause turmoil and spoil your relaxation.  So, unless you want to turn around and go home on a hunch that you forgot something, you’re going to have to remember to forget about some things and trust that everything will be okay when you get back.  

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

Serving on the School Board is a privilege and an honor.  I believe it would be beneficial to share a few things about School Board governance that may affect the way the community interacts with the Board and the Administration.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

Girls think that boys are stupid, and boys think that girls are indecisive.  But what is the reality of it? 

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

The new sixth grade teacher at Morgan Middle School this year is Mrs. Ball. Mrs. Ball attended high school in Arizona and then graduated from Northern Arizona University where she studied nursing and microbiology. Once her youngest child started kindergarten, she went back to school and received her teaching degree from Southern Utah University. Mrs. Ball taught eighth grade in Cedar City before she came to Morgan. She was given the opportunity to teach sixth grade here and she loves it. She is very glad to continue teaching middle school. Mrs. Ball very much enjoys being with her students. Her favorite thing about teaching is seeing  the understanding in her students’ eyes. The satisfying feeling of helping the students learn is what she takes the most pleasure in. 

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

Special Education at Morgan Middle School is a variety of experiences, personalities, subjects, abilities, and needs boiled into one program.  Part of what makes us unique is that every day has different thrills and experiences.  It is an exciting adventure!

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

Have you ever wondered what the town looked like where your parents or grandparents grew up?  If you have then the answer may be just a search away.  Many historical and genealogical sites are adding historical photos.   One of the newest is a site that shows pictures of old San Francisco.  

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

 

On Tuesday evening. Cub scout pack 181 held their monthly pack meeting.  This month’s theme was citizenship. The tour was conducted by Mayor Jim Egbert. They toured the city offices and council room and the Morgan County food pantry. The tour helps towards the scouts earning their Citizenship Award, explained parent, Annette Mortensen.  Afterwards they returned to the church and discussed what they had learned.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

I enlisted in the Air Force Reserve in December 1963 and served 33 years until retiring in September 1996. I spent my entire career in the 945th then 508th then 419th Civil Engineering Squadrons. Some of my tours included numerous bases in the U.S; bases in: Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska; Hawaii; Germany; Crete, Italy; Honduras; and Korea.  I served at Incirlik Air Base Turkey during December 1994 and January 1995 in Operation Provide Comfort. The UN called on Iraq to end repression of its population in northern Turkey and to bring humanitarian relief to the Kurds.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

In late October of 2010, PFC Matthew Permar, along with the rest of his unit, 2nd Battalion, of the 4th Regiment, 4th Combat Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, began their long journey from Ft. Polk, LA to Afghanistan. Their civilian contracted airline made its first stop in Bangor AFB, Maine; then on to Sophia, Bulgaria; finally landing in Manas, Kyrgyastan. In Manas, after being issued plates for their body armor, 2nd Battalion soldiers boarded an Air Force C-17 for the flight to FOB (Forward Operating Base) Shank, about 50 miles south of Afghanistan’s capitol city, Kabul. The landing at FOB Shank was delayed because the base was then under mortar attack. In one bizarre incident, a mortar round landed on a soldier’s foot. Fortunately it was a dud and he survived. The base was mortared again on the following day during evening chow, and Permar was struck by how little warning the incoming rounds gave, no great whistling sound like in the movies. After the stress of the long flight, he slept through the mortar attack on the third day. 

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

Veterans Day 2011 comes once in a century this year on 11/11/11. With this remarkable day in history, where we celebrate our veterans throughout the nation and different wars, I wanted to post some of the letters that have been sent to me from people throughout the United States from veterans, soldiers and individuals who support our troops.  On my side job, I work as a songwriter with an organization called Project Troops- Artists Who Care. We do concerts for soldiers and veterans, and have been involved in fundraising to help with sending packages and letters to our troops. We often get letters to give to the soldiers and veterans, and I wanted to share some of these sentiments provided by veterans, and supporters of our troops for this Veterans Day.  It is not enough for us to merely stand by and take our freedoms for granted, we must realize for what we enjoy today, someone has paid a price, and is paying the price for our freedoms today. Thank a soldier, write a letter, send a package, to let them know of your gratitude.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

Sat. Nov. 5,  Deputy Peay was on the scene for 8 hours to assist in the wrecks that took place on I-84 in the canyon heading west bound. The wrecks happened about 6:30 A.M. when a semi jack knifed on the bridge due to icy road conditions. This caused a chain reaction involving 27 vehicles and 5 semi trucks wrecking.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

Betty Jean Lund passed away at age 84. She died on November 7, 2011 in Morgan, Utah.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

Graduation Day! November 6, 2011, Vera Bell Phillips Carter completed her courses of study, passed all her final tests, and graduated with honors.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

 

Jessica T. Little, daughter of Darwin and Tami Little, has been called to serve in the West Virginia Charleston mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Jessica will speak at the Morgan Stake Center (355 N 700 E) on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m.  She enters the MTC on Nov. 16.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

 

Nicholas James Carter and Heather Nicole Holman have chosen to be married on November 11, 2011 in the Bountiful Temple for time and all Eternity. Nick is a graduate from Morgan High. He served a full time mission in Dominican Republic and is currently attending Utah State. Heather is a graduate from Morgan High School as well and also attends Utah State, pursuing a degree in Speech Therapy. In case of an oversight please join us for the reception held at the olde rock church in Morgan Utah, 11 W. Young Street, at 6:00 pm. Nicholas is the son of Jeff and Georgene Carter, and Heather is the daughter of Sherry Holman and Chad & Stacey Holman.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

Keith and Shirley Storey Celebrated their 60th Anniversary at a Family Dinner and a night on the town in Salt Lake City where they started their journey together 60 years ago this year.

11 Nov 2011 (All day)

We would like family and friends to join us in a open house to celebrate  Mary Ellen Laughter’s 80th birthday. Remember it’s not the years in our life, but the life in our years.