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17 Feb 2012 (All day)

 

Shirley was raised in Farmington and Kaysville by her parents, Albert and Virginia Udy Epperson. She attended Davis High School until her family moved to Morgan, where they owned and operated the Morgan County News and the Summit County Bee. After graduating from Morgan High School, Shirley attended the University of Utah where she majored in journalism and lived in the Alpha Phi Sorority House. Shirley had beautiful red hair and a personality to match. In 1954, she was crowned as Salt Lake City’s Miss Flame, a beauty pageant held exclusively for redheads. 

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

McKinsey Ferrell, daughter of Robert and Lori Ferrell, was chosen as Morgan High School’s 2011-2012 Computer Technology Sterling Scholar! Kinsey has designed three different companies’ websites and currently designs the monthly newsletter for the company Inspire Us NOW. 

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

Morgan High School’s Business & Marketing Sterling Scholar this year is Cade McGary, son of Kirk and Blenda McGary! 

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

The winter crowds poured into watch the Annual Dew Ski Tour competitions with competitors competing in SuperPipe, SlopeStyle, and Free Flow at Snowbasin Resort last weekend. Snow Basin was the welcoming host of top athletes from around the world for the winter sports competitions.  Athletes come here to Winter Dew Tour to vie for the desired Winter Dew Cup and additional awards. 

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

As you entered into the doors of the Morgan High School Commons area, one didn’t just view the commons area in a common way. The whole area was all done up in a stately fashion, with red, white and blue décor, fresh flowers, and tables set to greet the head of State, even Governor Herbert and his wife, as well as many other politicians and candidates.   

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

On February 3rd and 4th, nine local Morgan youth wrestlers attended the Utah Folkstyle Super State Tournament held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. These boys wrestled kids from all over the state of Utah in some of the toughest matches of the year. The wrestlers who attended were Ryler Jorgensen, Will Korth, Ryan Sazama, Jarrett Jorgensen, Wyatt Ashby, Wyatt Wheelright, Chase Trussell, Owen Pentz, Andrew Allen, Wyatt Ekblad, Antonio Nava, and Carlitos Nava.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Results of the 2012 Region Wrestling meet in Tooele on Friday and Saturday the 3rd and 4th of February.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Mrs. Smith is new to Mountain Green Elementary School this year. She teaches first grade and really enjoys it! Her favorite thing about teaching is the kids with their enthusiasm and bright comments. Mrs. Smith believes her job is definitely the most entertaining one out there. 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Congratulations to both the Morgan High Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball in winning in Region. Support these teams in the First Round Play Offs at Morgan High School on Friday Feb. 17 and Saturday Feb. 18 at Morgan High School.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

MMH Boys Varsity Basketball Win over Grantsville at Region. 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

 Morgan High Schools Girls Basketball Varsity Team has had an amazing season this year.  Last night the team celebrated an undefeated region season and was awarded the Region 11 championship trophy.  

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

In recent days many have heard about the “Bomb Plot” at a nearby high school. It was an experience that everyone hopes they will be able to avoid.  I am thankful the district and school administration from that nearby school had policies and procedures in place they could follow. My hat is off to those district and local administrators who dealt with that difficult situation and were able to keep all students safe and parents informed of what was happening.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

 

Wow, it was a great week at RootsTech last week.  There were more than 4,500 attendees, making this the largest genealogical conference in the United States.  There were more than 2,500 visitors to The Family History Library for the Friday night event.  The Library was open late, until midnight, and at 11:00 there were still more than 500 patrons in the Library.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 29th thru February 4th, with a total of 115 calls:

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Visitors to Commerical Street over the past few weeks have noticed a sign in a business window that reads “Morgan City unfair to business and residents... put in for business license 5 months waiting still nothing from city but they say ‘we want business’.” Local resident Mike Ingle said he posted the signs “to get the city’s attention”. 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Imagine deer, antelope, a buffalo, a elk, an eagle, a moose and Native American Indians all in one place.... no PBS documentary, its Morgan’s own art. 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Lloyd Ralph Warner was the oldest son of Ralph and Kate Warner and he, as the other children, were born in Mountain Green.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mormon Pioneer’s arrival in the Salt Lake Valley Pioneering Morgan County was prepared by Mary Chadwick and published by Mr. and Mrs.  Albert Epperson .   The book is the first known published history of Morgan County.  

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, love seems to be in the air, and the time to spark romance in all relationships couldn’t come at a better time!  We interviewed Colette Malan who is a marriage counselor, psychotherapist, and the only AASECT certified sex therapist in Utah, to share with us new pointers and methods for keeping love alive, for married couples and singles alike!

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

 

Bob and Ginny Finklea have recently returned from serving a mission in the South Carolina Columbia mission. 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Garrick Norman Richins son of Brett and Janny Richins, and Teisha Potter daughter of Randy and Nancy Potter, have chosen to be married for time and all eternity on February 16, 2012 in the Bountiful LDS Temple. 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Bonnie June Davis Malan passed away quietly at her home on Febrary 7, 2012, after a valiant fight with liver cancer.  She was born to Rulon R. and Polly Viola Rhoghaar Davis on June 3, 1931, in Ogden, UT.  Polly passed away three years later, and Bonnie was raised by an aunt and uncle,  Gladys and Reed Wight, in Ogden.  

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Leonard Rulon Pearce celebrated his eightieth birthday on February the fifth.  He was born and raised on the avenues in Salt Lake City, and is the oldest of five children born to Rulon C. and Grace Just Pearce.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Words to live by: When in Bob and Rozann’s home you may read an inspirational thought or two such as: “Glance backward....Look heavenward....Reach outward.....Press onward....” by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Words to live by: When in Bob and Rozann’s home you may read an inspirational thought or two such as: “Glance backward....Look heavenward....Reach outward.....Press onward....” by Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Lindsey Richards, the daughter of Stewart and Gretchen Richards, was selected as this year’s Dance Sterling Scholar at Morgan High School! She has danced for sixteen years, performing numerous times. She won the All-Star All American title in clogging for two years,   was on the All American clogging team for seven years and was recognized as the National Jazz and Ballet Queen of America On Stage. 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

The Visual Arts Sterling Scholar representing Morgan High School this year is Ashly Pentz, daughter of Troy and Sonia Pentz! Residents of Morgan may have seen some of her work on display at the Rocky Mountain Fine Art Gallery, at the Morgan County Fair, or even at Morgan High School. Ashly’s favorite classes in high school have been her Fine Arts classes such as Band and Art. 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 5 at 3:45 a.m. in Hooper, Kalie Wessman of Morgan (who teaches at The Morgan Academy of Dance) was due to have her baby on the 16th of February.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Each week for the past sixteen years, KSL  Newsradio and Zions Bank have sponsored a program highlighting teachers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Each week hundreds of nominations are sent to KSL where a panel of judges from Zions Bank, the State Office of Education and KSL Newsradio help select the well-deserving teacher. This program, known as “Teacher Feature,”  is announced each Tuesday morning as part of KSL Newsradio’s Grant and Amanda Show. This week Morgan was honored when Morgan Elementary school’s own first grade teacher Mrs. Christine Tyrrell was picked.  Monday afternoon she was highlighted in an assembly to focus on what a wonderful  influence she has been. Zions Bank representative, Dennis Porter, was very excited to be able to present this award as they grew up in Morgan together. 

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

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.