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2 Dec 2011 (All day)

Morgan Trojan Bailey Farris was named Ms. Volleyball for 2011. She is humbled by this honor and is quick to recognize her coaches and teammates as helping her earn this Award. 

2 Dec 2011 (All day)

A part-time employee of the Morgan School District was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, November 29.  Morgan City resident  Josie Foster, was arrested and charged with two counts of residential burglary for theft of prescription drugs. She was also charged with misdemeanor theft. County Attorney Jan Farris is currently looking at multiple cases relating to the arrest.  

2 Dec 2011 (All day)

Last year when most people were packing away their ornaments, tinsel and lights, others were just getting started on Christmas trees for this year.  As soon as Christmas is over and the new year begins, many people have already designed a Christmas tree, started buying supplies and some even start working on a tree they will never put their gifts under.  These trees are not meant to adorn their own houses but are given away selflessly to benefit others.  

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

 

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, WAGON RIDES AT WILLARD BAY

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Snowbasin Resort will be starting its 2011.2012 winter season this Thursday November 24th. We will begin the season with 12”+ of new snow since Friday night and with extensive snowmaking Snowbasin will be boasting a base averaging between 18-24 inches on top to bottom runs.

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Snowbasin- UT The OVWSF and Snowbasin are proud to introduce the Snowbasin Freeski Team development program. The program, a partnership between the OVWSF and Snowbasin Snowsports Learning Center, is designed to take skiers into the realm of freeride skiing.  Not only will students hone in on advanced skiing skills, they will also receive training in the terrain park, halfpipe, big mountain skiing, as well as mountain safety.  Gordon Perry OVWSF Director said, “The foundation has had a demand for freeskiing for the past couple of years and with the addition of a new head coach Jake Seipel, he will bring the quality of coaching and guidance people have grown to expect of the OVWSF and Snowbasin.”

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Kelsey Henry, a senior at Morgan High School received a four year scholarship from Western Oregon University and signed on with the Oregon State ‘Wolves’ Girls Basketball Team.  Henry was an All-Region selection last season after helping MHS to it’s second consecutive Region Championship in the 3 A state tournament.  Kelsey, standing at 6’1” tall will be a great asset to the new team.

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

 

We are fortunate in our community to have numerous local businesses and other supporters willing to help the district in a myriad of ways, including their financial assistance when needed.  This was certainly apparent as the Morgan Education Foundation conducted fund raising activities for the Trojan Century Center.  More than $500,000 was given to the Foundation for the cause and ninety-five percent of those funds came from businesses, foundations, families, and individuals with connections to the Morgan Valley!

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Teachers from all over come to teach at our schools but Morgan Elementary didn’t have to look too far for the newest first grade teacher, Chelsee Brown, because she is from Morgan herself. Chelsee graduated from Morgan high and then went to Utah State University. 

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Morgan Elementary has had the great opportunity to receive several outstanding new teachers this year, including John Kelly.  The elementary school has warmly welcomed this new special education teacher. The kids especially have quickly grown to love him. He can recall countless recesses of being mobbed and chased, but he absolutely loves it. In fact, that is one of the reasons why he loves teaching.  

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Elementary School second grade classes participated in a “Turkey Trot” race this past Friday.

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

What will you wish for this year when you grasp the wishbone with hopeful hand and heart?  Will you wish for more time with family, more time off work, or the basic blessings of home, health and happiness?  During this season of thanks, I believe that we each have much to be thankful for in our lives.  We cherish the special moments and memories that make our lives meaningful, not just memorable.  Especially at this time of year when we try to make more of an effort to reconnect and reunite with our friends and family, we should remember that after the thanks are through, the real giving can begin.  We can give our time, talents and treasures to show them that they are treasured, not just one day a year, but always.

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

“It’s been great,”said Tracy Kummer, Food Pantry Director with Morgan County Community Services, reflecting on the past two years. She continued, “the support from the community has been wonderful! when the word gets out, the people really dig in there and help.”

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

The genealogical community is filled with opportunities for service and with those who give service.  I am so thankful to all the genealogists who give of their time to help others be successful.  I have rarely seen any group of individuals who are so willing to give of their personal time.

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Hanna Clark won first place in the Essay Contest sponsored by the Son’s of the Utah Pioneers Morgan Chapter.  For the past few years Gwen Romero’s 8th grade English class has participated in writing a history about one of their ancestors to be entered into this contest.  

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 13th thru November 19th, with a total of 135 calls:

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

“Veterans, we are free because you made a sacrifice, thanks!” was on the marquee,  to reminds us why we honor them. Morgan Middle School presented their annual Veterans Day Assembly, a tradition of honoring veterans that has continued over the past ten years. 

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

“It was a great Eagle Project, and helped many people,” stated Boy Scout, Ryan Millburn how he felt about the results of his service project. For the last couple of weeks Ryan has been collecting food and cash donations for the purpose of providing Thanksgiving dinner to families in Morgan County in need. It was estimated by the Morgan County Food Pantry that 25 families could use the help for Thanksgiving.

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

 

This photo was brought into us by Dick Slate. Can you tell us who they are?

From the Morgan Valley Memories picture submited in the Nov. 11 issue  of the deer hunters,  we had 2 community members share their memories. 

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Entering Pocket Change in November, you’ll find a few leftover Autumn and Thanksgiving decorations, party supplies and knick-knacks; Christmas colors, decorations, a tree that displays some of the ornaments and items that are so festive, you would think you were in Santa’s workshop. Friendly store clerks that help you find what you need whether its office supplies or something for the kitchen. There is also warm socks, and gloves from time to time. 

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Although Lon and Lauri Eskelson had spent their whole married life in Plain City,  Lauri says their recent move to Morgan last spring “felt like they were coming back to their roots”.  Long-time Morgan residents might know Lon’s dad (D.W. Eskelson) who was born in the town of Devil’s Slide and even taught there before later teaching in Morgan. Lauri originates from Farr West, while Lon mostly grew up in Plain City, which is where they ended up raising their children.  Lauri likes to tell the funny story about when her friend introduced her to Lon. Until then, she had never heard the name Lon before, so she asked “like the mower?” 

25 Nov 2011 (All day)

Louis’ Mexican Restaurant of Morgan will be a huge contributorto an exclusive fund raiser this year for Operation Smile. 

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.