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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.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

Jeanine Eileen Baker Gruber, 66, passed away July 9th, 2011 from complications due to Aplastic Anemia.  She was born Sept. 7, 1944 in Long Beach, Ca.  Jeanine was loved by all of her 8 children, 21 grandchildren and 14 Great grandchildren.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

MTN. GREEN - K. Earl Ericksen, 87, passed away, July 12, 2011 at McKay-Dee Hospital.  

He was born May 22, l924, to Vernal and Anita Stringham Ericksen, in Manti, Utah.

On January 28, l948, he married Gretta Griffiths in the Logan LDS Temple.   Earl was an avid sportsman.  He played basketball, won a high school state doubles tennis championship as well as played tennis for BYU, and pitched semi-professional baseball throughout Utah and Wyoming.  Many family vacations were spent hunting and fishing.   

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board struggled on Tuesday night to find a solution to a shortfall of more than $100,000 in transportation funds caused by the increase in fuel costs.  The largest challenge is the overruns caused by picking children up for school and dropping them off.  A secondary issue is the number and length of trips taken by activity organizations (sports, band, choir, etc) and field trips at the elementary and middle school.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

K. Earl Ericksen, 87, passed away, July 12, 2011 at McKay-Dee Hospital.  Ericksen served on the Morgan County School Board for more than twenty years.  He was still serving and lending his insight and vast experience on the school board at the time of his death.  

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

On Saturday July 23rd twenty-nine cowboys and cowgirls from every county in the state of Utah will take center stage at the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo to be honored for their outstanding contribution to the preservation of Utah’s cowboy culture today and for future generations.  The individual selected from Morgan County is Rodney Haslam.

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

On June 19th-24th Owen Pentz competed in the Western Regional Wrestling Tournament in Pocatello, Idaho. There were 13 states that competed in this tournament. Owen competed in 3 styles: Folkstyle, Greco Roman, and Freestyle. Owen Placed 1st in all 3 styles winning 3 Gold Medals, The Triple Crown award, and the outstanding wrestler belt buckle. There were 130 kids from Utah that competed. Out of that 130 there were 3 that received these awards; Owen was one of these 3. 

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

Marie’s Messengers of Hope would like to thank everyone who helped make this years Marie McQuiddy Daley Memorial Softball Tournament a huge success. A special thanks to all the teams that participated, the scorekeepers, and to our sponsors: Carrigan Motors, Boyce Construction, Little & Sons Electric, Multiple Concrete, Morgan Valley Metals, Woodscape, Ace Fab & Welding, Errol Nelson, Farmer’s Insurance, Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn, Wilkinson Construction and Morgan Valley Polaris.

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

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

June 26th thru July 2nd, with a total of 153 calls:

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

This last week my mother-in-law passed away.  She was like a second mother to me.  I will miss her tremendously.  We lived next door to her for nearly ten years.  She was my wife’s best friend.

As I thought about her  this week I considered the impact she has had on her family.  Verlene taught her children about the most important things in life.  She was not a genealogist, but rather was a family historian.  She shared stories of her ancestors that taught her children the most important lessons in life.  

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

Harvey J. Porter, formerly of Henefer will celebrate his 100th birthday this week.  He was born July 12, 1911 in Salt Lake City to Warren W. and Susan L. Florence Porter.  He married Faye Nielson on September 30, 1935 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Elder Carson James Baltazar, son of Jeff and Norma Jean Baltazar of Mountain Green, has been called to serve in the Quito, Ecuador Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He will speak in the Rosehill Ward (4150 W. Old Highway Road) on Sunday, July 13th at 10:50 a.m.  He will enter the MTC on July 13th.

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

-MORGAN- John Paul Swanger- beloved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away June 29, 2011 at his home in Morgan, Utah.

He was born May 17, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Arthur John and Merle Blackburn Swanger. He graduated from South High School. After some vocational training he went to work at Hill Air Force Base where he was employed for over 36 years.

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

he county council has been negotiating with the developers of Rollins Ranch for many months.  The owners of lots in the subdivision are caught in the middle of this ongoing problem of an unfinished subdivision that has not been accepted by the county, but has homes that have been constructed.  

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

July 4th was a huge success as the Riverside Park filled with people from all across the valley as well as from out of town. The day started at 7:00 A.M. with the Morgan High School Volleyball team volunteers cooking up a scrumptious breakfast for all the holiday goers to enjoy. They served well over 650 breakfasts; the line seemed to be continuous until about 9:00 A.M.

7 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. 

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Mountain Green has so many beautiful vistas to climb and many road bicyclist find there paths leading through trappers loop and the surrounding areas. A passion for biking stirred new Owner’s Ryan Pace and his wife DeeDe Waldron Pace to purchase the Needles Peak Ski and Bike Shop in Mountain Green at 4883 West Old Hwy. Rd.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

The Morgan Conservation District presented Morgan High School graduate, Ethan Porter, a $500 scholarship. Porter plans to attend Weber State University in the fall of 2011 and work towards a degree in Pre-Veterinarian Medicine. With Porter’s extensive background in FFA, as well as his experiences with Utah Cattleman’s Association and American Angus Association, he is a well-qualified recipient, with a promising future. The District’s annual scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who intends to pursue a career in agriculture, natural resources or a related field.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

“To make the best better”, is the 4-H motto. It’s also the feeling conveyed when talking with Jessie Franich about her 4-H Horse riding Club. Jessie has been a 4-H leader with the riding club “The Wet Blankets” since 1980. How the name came to be, she remembers, “When the kids were working on a name for the club, they thought when a horse works hard the blanket gets wet. Wet blankets make good horses.”

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

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

June 19th thru June 25th, with a total of 134 calls:

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Public Hearing Opening and Adjusting the Current Year Budget

John Lynn – Lynn asked a question about the city’s shortfall vs revenues that had previously been reported.  The council confirmed that they had made adjustments to cover the shortfall.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

An Eagle Scout Project of Brandon and Jake Anderson brought together Peterson residents last Saturday to do a neighborhood clean up.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

 

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

Last week we had a copy customer come in and ask to use our computer to pull up the file they wanted to print from Dropbox.  This was a first for us, but I think not the last time it will happen.  I was reading a blog post about Dropbox and why the author no longer carried flash drives.  It got me thinking about the fact that I rarely use flash drives anymore.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

Last week we had a copy customer come in and ask to use our computer to pull up the file they wanted to print from Dropbox.  This was a first for us, but I think not the last time it will happen.  I was reading a blog post about Dropbox and why the author no longer carried flash drives.  It got me thinking about the fact that I rarely use flash drives anymore.

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

You may wonder as you read the title if this is another country we’re fighting or think I spelled Iraq wrong, but this is about the war zone of IREQ, sounded out and meaning (I WRECK!)

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

The children and grandchildren of Keith and Faye Donna Little honored their parents and grandparents on Saturday, June 25th in Ogden. They were celebrating Keith and Faye Donna’s 65th wedding anniversary.