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5 Aug 2011 (All day)

After years of work, cleaner water for some residents in Mountain Green became even closer on Tuesday in the County Council.  A conditional use permit was granted to Cottonwood Mutual Water Company to allow construction of a well house.  This brings the water company one step closer to bringing a new well online to replace a well contaminated with nitrates.

5 Aug 2011 (All day)

Darren Menlove appeared before the county council on Tuesday requesting the council’s feedback on a plan his family is considering for Como Springs.  Menlove’s family has run the KOA campground just north of temple square in Salt Lake for the past thirty-five years. 

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

“Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health… [blending] red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive.”

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

July 17th thru July 23rd, with a total of 150 calls:

Animal Complaint: (4)Morgan City, Mtn Green;

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Whether participating in the balloon candy drop, climbing the rock wall, catching gold fish, dancing the Zumba, enjoying the car show, or one of the other many activities, those who came to Gordon Smith Park for the celebration on Pioneer Day had a great time.  In addition to the activities pictured there was a breakfast, volleyball tournament, bouncy toys, and many vendor booths.  It was a beautiful day and a great way to celebrate the pioneers and enjoy the valley in which they settled.

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

During our school years each of us learns about the scientific method.  We develop theories, test them, and then draw conclusions from the tests.  Once conclusions have been validated they are reviewed by peers in the field in order to identify any flaws in the research or conclusions.  This method has been at the heart of nearly all major scientific discoveries.  

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Twenty one year old Daniel Butler from Durrant, Oklahoma has always cared for the safety and well being of others and had a great interest in how animals can help save people’s lives.  This interest came at a very young age when he and his family were driving down a country road in Oklahoma and noticed an elderly lady walking out on a dirt path in the middle of nowhere, looking a little disoriented.  They asked her where she was going, and she told them that she was walking to Walmart. There was not a Walmart anywhere for miles. They returned her back home to her grateful husband.  

It was shortly after this incident Daniel was watching COPS on television and a similar story came on about an elderly person with dementia  who had been lost. They used a canine unit to help find the person. This began turning the wheels for Daniel and caused him to wonder how he could become involved working with dogs to help find lost people on land or water. 

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Happy Birthday Dad. Thank you for all the Memories, Love, and fun we shared when we started to have our dates every Wednesday of every week until you were called home. 

I can feel your presence so very many times when I see or when I am around different places that you and I shared on our special days. I felt blessed to know that your faith in me and trust never wavered on the last day that I saw you before you passed on. The thought of all the fishing you have been doing in heaven - makes me laugh - because when we went fishing and you caught five of the most beautiful salmon I had ever seen - the look on your face said all the words a daughter needed to hear. 

 

I Love You Dad

 

Love from your Daughter - Happy

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Happy Birthday Dad! We miss you.

 

Riley and Jake

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Deven Boyer and Nick McBride were married July 23rd at Solitude Mt Resort. Deven is from Morgan and graduated from the U of U. Currently she works for Chrysalis as an Advocate for people with disabilities. Nick is from Kaysville, also graduated from the U of U and is currently employed by Fidelity Investments in SLC. They have a home in Farmington and plan a wedding trip this fall. An open house from 7-9 is being held at the McBride home 996 Windsor Lane, Kaysville on July 30th. Please join us.

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

The family of K. Earl Ericksen would like to sincerely thank this community for the expressions of love and sympathy shown to our family during the loss of our father/husband.  We have received an outpouring of concern that has greatly touched our hearts.  We appreciate our association with such wonderful people.

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Aubrey Mecham and Brady Sanderson announce their marriage on Friday, August 5th in the Bountiful Temple. Aubrey is the daughter of Glen and Carol Mecham of Morgan. She graduated from Morgan High in 2007 and Utah State in 2010 with a Bachelors degree in Human Resources and minor in Business Finance. Brady is the son of Derl and Laureen Sanderson of Brigham City. He graduated from Box Elder High in 2007 and shortly after served in the Missouri St. Louis mission through fall of 2009. He currently attends Utah State University. The couple will reside in Logan. For those who wish to celebrate with them a reception will be held that evening from 6:30-9:0pm at the Mecham residence.

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Clay and Kelly S. Carter of Porterville are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Angela Shae Carter to Christopher Brian Currie son of Brian and Heidi Currie of Syracuse and Kent and Kent ad Denise Nelson of Bountiful. On Friday, July 27, 2011 at the Morgan City Park. The ceremony is at 4:00pm with a reception to follow from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Due to any possible oversight friends and well-wishers are invited to attend and celebrate with the bride and groom at any time that evening. All are welcome.

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

Camille LaVon Moore and Jared Larry Jensen will be united in marriage today, July 29, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

Rock Springs, WY - Keli Jo Hardy-Shook, 50, passed away July 23, 2011 at the Salt Lake City Regional Medical Center. She died from a sudden illness. Keli was born April 22, 1961 in Ogden, Utah to Val Dean and Carol Lee Hardy. She was a graduate of the Morgan High School class of 1979 and soon after met the love of her life, Dale Shook. Her and Dale wed on August 2, 1980 and moved to Wyoming following Dale’s work. Their daughter was born in 1984 where they became “three together forever”. They lived in Lyman and Evanston and later moved to Rock Springs where Keli worked various jobs until she earned her Associates Degree from Western Wyoming Community College. With that degree she began her career in office management and administrative assistance. These jobs included working at the local college, hospital, Schlumberger, and most recently IPS. Keli was a hard worker and valued her jobs and the people she worked with. During her time off she loved to be in the comfort of her home with her husband and her three Airedale Terriers. She loved her dogs as if they were her children. Keli was involved with the local Humane Society and helped any and all Airedales get rescued even if that meant she transported them to their new home across state lines. Keli also enjoyed camping and spending time with her family and friends.

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

Chaplain Berge A. Hoogasian departed Earth for his home in heaven this week.  He died of natural causes at the age of 87.   A born again Christian and Baptist Minister, Chaplain Hoogasian led a distinguished military career spanning several decades of service.  He began his service as an Army Private in the infantry in World War II in Europe. 

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Head Wrangler contestants - Brad Halverson, Tanner Neville, Tucker Wixom, and Levi Vigoren.

1st Wrangler contestants - Ethan Brown, Gage Brown, Daxton Rowser, and Trever Weaver

2nd Wrangler contestants - Rylee Brown, Jameson Burraston, Porter Hales, and Tres Vigoren

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

Morgan County Fair Royalty contest is coming up on Monday August 1,2011. This is the 100th anniversary of the Morgan County Fair, a special year indeed. Young ladies from around the county have been getting ready to compete for the chance to win one of the royalty positions. The girls are divided into groups according to age/grade in school. The judges will conduct private interviews with each contestant at 9:00am. The public is invited to attend the contest at 10:30 am at Morgan Elementary School. Each girl will present a short speech, modeling, and answer impromptu questions. The contest will then move to the Morgan County Fairgrounds at 2:00pm where the girls will compete in the horsemanship portion. 

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Becca Rees has signed with Snow College in Ephriam to play basketball for the Lady Badgers.  Rees is the fifth female athlete from Morgan High School to sign with a college and have their education paid because of their athletic ability.  Congratulations to Becca Rees and to the other fine athletes at Morgan High.

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

The Morgan County Sheriff’s office would like residents to be aware of a scam that is taking place in the community.  Residents have been contacted by an individual who claims that they have a family member who is trapped in Mexico.

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

The Morgan School District and the State of Utah lost a great advocate for public education with the passing of Dr. K. Earl Ericksen.  Earl was a man of conviction who devoted a majority of his adult life to our youth and the educational systems that served them.

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

Dr. Vern Kilbourn is a long time resident of Morgan and Morgan’s first Chiropractor. He was the first Chiropractor to ever be issued a business liscence in Morgan County. He is a 2nd generation chiropractor in his family, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Ozias (nicknamed “Banz”) to the community. His grandfather who was a graduate of Palmer Chiropractic School in Davenport Iowa, had finished his graduate degree, but was not allowed to practice because he didn’t have a high school diploma, and the state required a high school diploma to practice, yet he already received his doctorate degree. His grandfather was not allowed to be “grandfathered” into the practice, and not allowed to charge for his services, even after he had obtained a doctorate degree. His grandfather practiced for free in the community and offered many hours of unpaid service to help others.

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

July 10th thru July 16th, with a total of 157 calls:

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

Over the past two weeks I have looked at many family photos as we prepared for my mother-in-law’s funeral, and it reminded me of all the clues that are hidden inside each photograph.  Many times we inherit or are sent photos by other family members.  Most of the time there is no indication of who is pictured in the photo or how they are related.  Sometimes one or two individuals are known, but the rest are a mystery.  There are many things inside photos that can help to date them, provide clues to where they were taken, and tell who is contained in the photographs.

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

“It has been a challenge. I get people asking me, ‘how do you do it?’, and I tell them, ‘truly, it’s a gift from God.’”

At first glance the Larsens appear to be just your average family, a group of loving, kind-hearted people. It would seem they don’t have a worry in the world; at least they seem average until you have the opportunity to hear their remarkable story. 

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Louise B. Clements is celebrating her 90th birthday Thursday, August 4, 2011. We invite her friends to join her at the Senior Citizens room in Morgan from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

I have a few comments about the front page article about the Morgan County School District Transportation Department being over budget.  We know the main reason for this cost overage is due to fuel cost for an ever growing school system.  The school district is concerned with the future needs of a new school or even two new schools and remodeling cost.  They don’t have the money.  The school district talks about increasing school fees for students.  This school fee idea will only create a few thousand dollars which is nowhere close to the amount necessary to keep up with the cost of education.   I applaud the school district for not asking for a new Morgan County School District Office and Administration building.  They are working out of a small office in front of the Morgan Elementary School.  Good for them.  

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Our love forever and always,

Dad, Mom & Token

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

Dorothy Louise (Phillips) Bennett (91) passed away 13 May 2011 in Sandy, Utah and was transported back to Sandpoint, Bonner, Idaho, her home for 60 years.

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

In a surprise move, Member Ned Mecham brought the issue of the purchase of land adjacent to the fair grounds back to the county council agenda.  Mecham has been a consistent proponent of the purchase of the land, but had been unable to muster the votes necessary to pass the purchase at a price the school board would approve.  

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

Pioneer Day is upon us.  There are rich pioneer traditions in Morgan.  The earliest settlers in the Morgan Valley were all pioneers, and this weekend we will celebrate their sacrifices and commitment as we gather in parks and with families.  

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

After months of negotiations the county reached agreement with the developers of Rollins Ranch.  The developer agreed to complete all identified improvements per the initial development agreement by August 31 and to pay the outstanding tax bill of approximately $23,000.  The county agreed to waive interest and penalties on the unpaid taxes, to take the developer out of default, and to begin issuing building permits once the taxes are paid and the improvements are complete.  

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

The 4-H had a day camp that was different than any other.  It had the eager 4-H members, enthusiastic 4-H leaders, certificates of achievement, prizes, treats and competitions, but…it also had robots!

The 4-H leaders, Justin and Melanie Andrews, introduced robotics to the participants with “the LEGO Mind Storm Kits.” Justin pointed out to the kids that, “these kits cost $300 each. We were able to borrow six of these kits from Jeff Richins of North Summit School District.” 

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

Have you   “herd”?   Herding dogs and their handlers from all over the Western United States and Canada are coming once again to the Summit County Fair on Thursday thru Saturday August 4-6.  The Wild n Woolie Sheepdog  trial,  sponsored by the Summit County Fairboard will run in conjunction with the Summit County Fair.  The trial will showcase top handler/dog teams  from Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota as well as Saskatchewan, Canada.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

This past Saturday the Morgan County Horse 4-H Council held their first horse show of the 2011 season. Due to a concerning equine virus outbreak this spring, the horse show scheduled to be held in June was cancelled, leaving only two remaining State qualifying shows.  Any Morgan County horse 4-H member hoping to qualify for the opportunity to attend State Finals in Salina this September understood the increased significance of points earned at this show.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

July 3rd thru July 9th, with a total of 144 calls:

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Lions Club met this week and established new leadership.  The new leaders are George Francis, President; Larry Durrant, First Vice President; DeOrr Peterson, Second Vice President; CarDell Mortensen; Third Vice President; Jeff Lucas, Secretary/Treasurer; Harold Laughter, Lion Tamer; Derrick Collins, Asst Lion Tamer; Herold Fry, Tail Twister; Al Grastiet and Laurel Hoopes, One Year Directors; Jerry Peterson and Hugh Davis, Two Year Directors.  

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

The school board considered options for managing the long-term growth in the county on Tuesday night.  The district faces a situation where the high school is at capacity and needs to be replaced or have additional space created added on.  There are also long term projections that show crowding issues developing at the middle school and ultimately at the elementary schools.  

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

What are the memories that you have of the fair?  How about the smell of burgers or cotton candy?  How about the many animals and watching the kids show their 4-H projects?  What about all the exhibits in the exhibit hall?  What a showcase of talent! For many years, people of the county have entered their treasures into the county fair.  

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

United States research is interesting.  It can be some of the most challenging research that can be undertaken.  Even up to the present the United States does not have a federal registry for births and marriages.  The social security death index is probably the closest thing we have to a national death index.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

Harvey met with friends, old neighbors, and family members to celebrate his 100th birthday! He joyously smiled as the birthday wishes were given. He was presented a cake and cupcakes topped with 100 candles. Everyone cheered as the happy Harvey blew out most of the candles. 

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

After reading the article in last week’s paper about the land owner and developer’s frustration I want to thank the County Council for protecting our community. It isn’t easy to stand up for the rules and regulations of our county, but we have a good county. This is the reason we voted you in to protect and take care of us.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

We would like to thank Danell Sorensen and Nancy Ford for putting on a fabulous “Miss Morgan” contest. Their time and effort were greatly appreciated. Also a big thank you to the sponsors for their donations.

The Merl Chappell Family

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

Paul and Vanna Carter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with their family in Park City, Utah. Each of their children and spouses along with all grandchildren and great grandchildren were able to attend the weekend of fun with the exception of two grandsons serving LDS missions and a deceased great-granddaughter. The group were able to watch the U.S. Olympic Aerial Freestyle Show at Olympic Park as well as other daytime activities such as riding the alpine coaster, frisbee golf at the top of the ski runs, and a family dinner hosted by their children at the Park City Grill.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

John and Meredith Kartchner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, July

21 sl with an open house at the home of Bishop Tyler and Melissa Quigley at 4011 Lilac Ln.(The

Cottonwoods, Phase 1) in Mountain Green from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. They were married in the

Manti Temple on July 25, 1961.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

Quenton James Palmer, 85, passed away on July 8, 2011, after a short illness. He was born on February 2, 1926, to James Thomas and Fern Lowe Palmer in Morgan, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School. Shortly after graduating, he enlisted in the Navy and served his country during World War II. After his honorable service, he returned home and married his sweetheart, Barbara Joy Whitear on April 16, 1948. They are the parents of three children, Cheryle (Randall) Manning, Wendy (Larry) Farr, and Gary (Kathi) Palmer. He was an accomplished organist  and served his church for many years in this capacity. With his wife, he served an LDS mission in Dallas, Texas. His pride and joy were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss him very much. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sister, LaDawn (Keith) Toone; brother, Garth (Joyce) Palmer; his three children; thirteen grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, and two grandchildren.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

Quenton James Palmer, 85, passed away on July 8, 2011, after a short illness. He was born on February 2, 1926, to James Thomas and Fern Lowe Palmer in Morgan, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School. Shortly after graduating, he enlisted in the Navy and served his country during World War II. After his honorable service, he returned home and married his sweetheart, Barbara Joy Whitear on April 16, 1948. They are the parents of three children, Cheryle (Randall) Manning, Wendy (Larry) Farr, and Gary (Kathi) Palmer. He was an accomplished organist  and served his church for many years in this capacity. With his wife, he served an LDS mission in Dallas, Texas. His pride and joy were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss him very much. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sister, LaDawn (Keith) Toone; brother, Garth (Joyce) Palmer; his three children; thirteen grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, and two grandchildren.