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3 Feb 2012 (All day)

With snowmobile season underway and avalanche conditions high, Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Statewide Coordinator Chris Haller encourages snowmobilers to be aware of and prepared for dangerous conditions.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

With snowmobile season underway and avalanche conditions high, Utah State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Statewide Coordinator Chris Haller encourages snowmobilers to be aware of and prepared for dangerous conditions.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

Morgan County has a long tradition of producing outstanding wrestlers and this year was no exception.  January 27 and 28 The Morgan Wrestling club sent 10 wrestlers to the 1A/2A/3A State Championships at Richfield and they all did a very good job representing our community.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

MHS Senior Trojan wrestlers were honored at their final season match last Thursday at Morgan.  

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

The Snowbasin Dew Tour will be starting up on Thurs. Feb. 9 with festivals beginning at Snowbasin with entertainment and vendor booths.  The Competition itself will be Feb. 10-12.  All competitions are free and open to the public. 

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

Today marked the start of the 2011-12 winter season for Utah’s newest ski resort Eagle Point. The opening signifies that every Utah ski and snowboard resort is open for the season. A fresh blanket of The Greatest Snow on Earth® during the past 24 hours added two to eight inches to resort snow totals. This new snowfall, in addition to the past weekend’s storm cycle, has created wonderful conditions for skiing and snowboarding in Utah.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

 

Congratulations to Julia Caldwell, Cameron Caldwell, and Emma Blake for being chosen as the three storytelling finalists from Mountain Green Elementary School.  Julia and Cameron will now have the opportunity to represent MGES and tell their stories at the Weber State Storytelling Contest in February.  A special thank you to Cade Erickson with RE/MAX Realty who donated gift certificates to Barnes and Noble for the three finalists.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

The National Honor Society at Morgan High School is putting on an Operation Smile fundraiser again this year! It will take place on Friday, Feb. 3 after the boys’ basketball game against Bear River at the high school from 8:30-11:30. 

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

On Tuesday January 31, Morgan Elementary’s 1st grade celebrated their 100th day of school by dressing up as if they were 100 years old themselves. 

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

The annual Inspirations contest rapped up this week with certificates and medals given for achievement in five categories; Literature, Visual Arts, 3-dimensional Arts, Photography, and Musical Composition.  

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board is happy to announce that work on the Trojan Century Center continues to make progress.   The construction manager has informed the district that the building will be ready for occupancy in late March or early April.  The Board has tentatively set an open house and dedication date of May 8, 2012.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

There is a troubling trend worldwide, for genealogists, that seems to be taking root here in the United States.  For many years, The National Archives of the United Kingdom has been making money on the records over which they have stewardship.  They have entered into partnerships with commercial entities and receive royalties for many of the records that are published online.  The National Archives of Sweden has followed suit and is now charging for access to their records.  

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 22nd thru January 28th, with a total of 141 calls:

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

There has been questions about business licenses in Morgan City. Is it difficult? What is required for a business license?

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

Winter has finally arrived to Morgan.  With the cold weather kids don’t want to go out to the bus.  As a parent you hate to have your child waiting in the cold longer than necessary. The solution to both is OnTimeBus.  

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN - For Mineman Seaman Kyle Walker, 21, and Tyler Packard, 20, both assigned to the USS Patriot (MCM 7) their friendship began long before their lives as forward deployed Sailors.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

Ralph Goodman Warner was one of the sons of William G. and Minnie Warner (who were one of the first settlers of Mountain Green). Ralph Goodman Warner went to school in Mountain Green.  After living several places and working as a watchman for the Union Pacific, he purchased the family farm in 1919. He married Catherine Freestone “the girl of his dreams” who was from Porterville. 

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

The fascinating journey of Jerry and Barbara Betournay began years ago in our neighboring state of Idaho. Jerry Betournay was born in Boise, Idaho. He later moved to Billings, Montana and then on to Salt Lake City to finish out high school. He always looked back with fondness on time spent on his uncle’s farm and the sweet fresh air which would eventually lead him and Barbara to Morgan. Barbara was born in Northern Minnesota. When she was 5 years old her family moved to Mesa, Arizona. It was there she met Jerry one Thanksgiving day. Jerry was in the service and had come home to celebrate Thanksgiving.  

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

“Thank You” family, friends, and neighbors for all of the love, support and kindness shown to our family at the passing of our Husband, Father, Grand-father, and Great-grandfather; Dale Thurston. 

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

Look on the bright side, there are several good reasons it’s great to be 50. You have less hair to comb, although you now have to trim your eyebrows, nose, and ears. You can multi task by leaving your teeth at the dentist and running errands at the same time. Fiber becomes the sixth food group, you discover stool softeners, and flatulence is excused.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

CarDell and Joan Mortensen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on February 3rd• They were married in the Morgan Stake Center by Raymond Larsen, and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

After 27 years of service as a gas station and a social hang out for locals, Hinds Quick stop has changed ownership.  Hinds Quick stop has been going strong for 27 years and recently sold to the new owners Tony and Wendy Jarrett from Denver Colorado. “This is a welcome change,” Jarret said. The Jarret’s have relatives in Utah and wanted to come back to raise their 5 kids.  Tony Jarret will keep the name of Hinds Quick stop, as he wants to stay as close to the original Hinds Quick stop traditions as possible.  The garage bays and store will still be in existence and some of the Hinds will still work at the store. They will also try to keep the same days, with possible longer hours open.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

The Chamber of Commerce has been working extremely hard for the past year in getting an Economic Development plan in place to best assist businesses in Morgan.

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

JUNIORS Our Junior bowlers high scores for the week go to Josie Hunt 113, Kaytlin Comer 121, Nate Chappell 131, Tiffany Chappell 85, Preston Butikofer 116, Garrett Matthews 135, Wyatt Matthews 110, and Braxton Edson 103. Great bowling Juniors.

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

Above is Jake Miles, junior, below is Boston Saunders, senior

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

Josh Wilson from Morgan, who is the son of Kelly and Lisa Wilson and a graduate of Morgan High School is on the wrestling team at Utah Valley University. Wilson has been wrestling for over 12 years and recently ranked 8th in the Nation.

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

The growth of Morgan County has been of major focus the last few years. As a community, we have grown in population, opportunities, and challenges. Morgan County School District is no different. The district has been experiencing challenges, as well as many opportunities for growth and improvement in its schools due to our growth as a community. This applies to all areas of our schools including special education. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

 

What happens when a marshmallow, a balloon, or a cup of warm water is put in a vacuum pump?  Fourth graders at Mountain Green Elementary had many different hypothesizes.  Eldon Jensen, retired Morgan High School chemistry and physics teacher, taught these students about air pressure.  At the end of a half an hour of exciting experiments, students were able to sample the results of a pressurized marshmallow.

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

Each November, Morgan Elementary students start preparing to show off their storytelling skills as they compete for the opportunity to showcase their talents at the annual Weber State Storytelling Festival. All students from 1st grade to 5th grade are encouraged to learn or write a story. They then share their stories with their classmates in December. It is a tough decision to choose just two students from each class to move on to the grade-level competition because the children are all working to be great storytellers.

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

On Thursday, January 19th, Morgan Elementary School Faculty and Staff joined Chili’s in supporting the Weber/Morgan Strike Force by holding a luncheon. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of such a worthwhile event.

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

With just a short little drive in the car, you are to Utah’s Hollywood in Park City.

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

Like the United States, the British have taken regular censuses. The first censuses were taken far back in history and were primarily designed so that the king or queen would know how many soldiers they could marshal during wartime and to assess the total property which could be taxed. In England, the first census that contains genealogical data is the 1841 census. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

In the spring and summer of 1912, James C. Hogensen toured the state of Utah hoping to organize Boys Potato Growing Clubs in every county in the state. These potato clubs marked the beginning of 4-H in Utah. 4-H has come a long ways since 1912! Today common 4-H activities include robotics, GPS programs, and ATV safety. Even though 4-H projects today differ greatly from 4-H in the past, the goals of 4-H have stayed the same. The mission of Utah 4-H is to help youth gain knowledge, build character, develop leadership qualities, and learn to serve their community. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

This year, each month a Junior or Senior Art Student from Morgan High School will display their art work in the local art gallery. Amy Everhart, gallery director explained, “the students can sign up in their high school art class to have their work displayed for a month.” 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

First National Bank, owner Herbert Crouch, later owned by Gilbert Francis;

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

First National Bank, owner Herbert Crouch, later owned by Gilbert Francis;

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

 

The family of Floyd Martin gratefully acknowledge the caring, condolences and kindnesses extended at the time of his death. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

 

We would like to express a big thank you to the quick response of The Morgan ambulance crew who literally had to go over the fence and through the mud to get to the farmer with a broken back. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

Cub scout pack #742 visited the Morgan County News and gathered around table to learn about history and newspaper of the past and present. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

Jacob Dee Christensen and Amanda Marie Horrocks, together with their parents, are excited to announce they will be sealed in the Salt Lake City Latter-Day Saint Temple on February 9, 2012. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

Elder Kaden Siebert has been called to the Chiclayo, Peru Mission. He is the son of Dave and Tammy Siebert of Mtn. Green. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

Gerald and Valorie Rowley are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Sarea to Ryan, son of Dwight and Jan Gailey. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

Elder Connor Jensen, son of Mike and Jennifer Jensen of Morgan, ill serve in the California Oakland/San Francisco Spanish-speaking Mission.

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

Stan and Evelyn Stevens have been called to serve in the Samara, Russia Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

On Saturday, January 7, 2012, an email was sent from the Trapper Trails scout office in Ogden requesting all available scouts in the Trapper Trails Council participate in lining the funeral procession route for fallen Officer Jared Francom. Because Officer Francom was an Eagle Scout himself, having scouts line the route in their uniforms would be a way to help honor him. 

27 Jan 2012 (All day)

On January 17, 2012 the Morgan High Cheer leaders traveled to Timpview High school to participate in the Utah Cheer Coaches Association State Championship. The cheerleaders work hard all year and look forward to the competition. Morgan also won the state title in 2008 and 2011. This year Morgan beat out a tough team from Desert Hills for the title. The girls were thrilled and surprised because their coach Tammy Bullock had just talked to them about being good sports if they did not win. 

20 Jan 2012 (All day)

Much history hides in every old building and around the hills and dales of Morgan Valley. In the 150 or so years of settlement, the valley has seen many changes.

20 Jan 2012 (All day)

Broc Wilkinson, a student at Morgan Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 10, 2012 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.  The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral and written questions on geography, was the first round in the annual National Geographic Bee.  

20 Jan 2012 (All day)

The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association is once again offering free tickets to concerts held at Weber State.  The following is a list of concerts that will be held at Weber State this spring.  Children should be 8 years old or able to sit through a 2 hour concert.