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24 Jun 2011 (All day)

Barber Brothers Ford, Morgan High School, and members of the local community raised $4070.00 for Morgan High School at a recent test-drive event (part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program). For each of the 220+ Morgan-area residents who test-drove a Ford vehicle at Morgan High School May 5th, Barber Brothers Ford and Ford Motor Company donated $20 to fill needs at the high school. 

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

The children of Bill and Kathleen are pleased to announce the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. They were sealed for eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on June 14th, 1961. Their legacy now includes: ten children, 35 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Family and friends of the couple will celebrate this milestone on June 25th at the Rock Church from 3-5 p.m. Those who know and love them are welcome to drop by.

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Elder Chase Richard Peterson son of Richard L. and JaNae Peterson of Morgan, has returned from the Jamaica, Kingston mission.  

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Elder Jeremy Shaw has returned with honor from the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission.  He is the son of Bryan and Deanna Shaw.  He will be speaking in the Milton Ward on Sunday June 26th at 10:50 a.m.

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

Bob and Karel Mae Dickson will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month. They were married June 30, 1961 in Morgan Utah.  Both Bob and Karel Mae were born and raised in Morgan. They started their family here then moved in 1970 to Vernal, Utah where they still reside.  

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

Stan and Jacie Woody are excited to announce the marriage of their son, Parker Warner Woody to Kristen Lynn Bikhazi, daughter of Ghassan and Cristi Bikhazi of New Mexico.

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

Nearly two years ago, planning began for the 2011 Morgan Utah Stake Trek.  This past week 427 youth ages 12 to 18 participated in a four day, three night event. The adventure was held at Deseret Land and Livestock, a cattle ranch in south-western Wyoming.   

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

Commercial Street came alive once again with color and spectators as the annual Cruisin’ Classic Car show populated it on Saturday. Morgan City sponsored the car show to raise funds for the new splash pad at the Riverside Park.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Salt Lake City -- Four white, fluffy peregrine falcon eyases (newly born falcons) are enjoying their first days of life in a nest box on the northeast corner of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

The building is just west of State Street, between South Temple and North Temple streets.

Bob Walters is excited that Salt Lake City’s famous falcon pair successfully hatched four chicks this year.  “I’m way pleased that the famous falcon pair are proud parents once again,” says Walters, Watchable Wildlife coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

The following is the 8th part in a series of “The History of baseball in Morgan County”. Most of the information is taken from a book by Paul Stewart called “Baseball in Morgan County: The Early years”.

On September 6th, 1946 a Championship game was held in Morgan county between South Morgan and Richville. The game was played at the county fair grounds before a full house. In 1946 there were not any floodlights for the field so the length of the game was at the mercy of the sun. With the first pitch at 2:30 in the afternoon, there was little chance of running out of daylight. This game was the exception.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

The Morgan Valley Marathon is only six weeks away.  Hopefully you have been preparing and anticipating this great event!  It’s not too late if you still want to participate.  If you’ve been training for the marathon you should plan your longest run, which should be about 18 to 20 miles, about 4 weeks prior to the marathon.  Half marathoners, your longest run should be about 10 miles.  For those who would still be interested in participating, there is still plenty of time to train for the 5K.  If you and your family are interested in running  in the 5K, we are offering affordable 5K  discount plans.  Sign up forms for the 5K plans are at Jubilee, Goldenwest Credit Union at the Morgan County Library.  For those who have not yet registered, the prices have gone up for the races but we are offering a resident discount that will give you $15 off of the registration fee.  When registering enter the code:  MORGAN  to receive the discount.  You can register through the mail to avoid the extra processing fee, if interested contact Kim Turner at turnerek@msn.com.  

We would love the community to be involved in one way or another to showcase our beautiful valley and all it has to offer.  If running is not your thing, please consider being a volunteer.  We would love to have you involved.  To sign up to be a volunteer, go online at: 

www.morganvalleymarathon.com. 

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Day 1 -  Invest in a Good Pair of Shoes

You’ll run 3 days this week, starting tomorrow. Every week you’ll add half a mile to your runs, building up to 4 miles before race day. Make sure you have a reliable pair of shoes. 

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

Money is a subject we all have to deal with. Some of the 4-H members learned that money is no small topic at the Money Day Camp, on June 8th. They learned, through various activities, where to keep their money, how to save their money, and how to spend their money. Throughout the day, these 4-Hers (6th to 8th graders) had to be aware of their choices in saving and spending money.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

Mitch Albom 

The valley of Morgan is alive with the rebirth that accompanies late spring and early summer.  Copious amounts of snow and rain have left behind a lush carpet of foliage and flora for all of us to enjoy.  Visitors to the valley are taken back by its beauty and majestic mountains.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

Salt Lake City – In response to a Weber County request, at 4 p.m. today Governor Gary R. Herbert authorized an additional $200,000 in emergency funding to further combat local flooding. Funds are to assist with the construction of a temporary access road, as well as a giant crane, trucks and steel posts, which the crane will drive into the ground, creating a metal curtain to reinforce the levee and keep the Weber River in its banks.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

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

June 5th thru June 11th, with a total of 158 calls:

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

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

June 5th thru June 11th, with a total of 158 calls:

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

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

June 5th thru June 11th, with a total of 158 calls:

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Public Hearing – Final Adoption of Budget

The city water rate is currently based on a 12,000 gallon monthly minimum.  The current rate is $2.00 per 1,000 for the first 12,000 gallons.  The council approved an increase in the rate to $2.25 for the first 12,000.  That is approximately an 11% increase.  For usage over 12,000 gallons per month the current rate is $3.00 per thousand.  This rate will now increase to $3.25.  The council estimates that this will generate an additional $50,000 in revenue per year.  The city plans to use these additional funds for capital improvement projects that will be needed in the next few years.  The city is planning improvements to 700 East and other projects that will need water system updates to be a part of the total package of improvements.  They new water rates will be effective July 1.

The council could not finalize the approval of tax rates.   The county has not yet provided the numbers.  The council continued that portion of the public hearing until the county provides the new rates.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

ch year thousands of international students arrive in the United States to participate in a high school foreign exchange programs dedicated to helping people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. These young ambassadors will spend 5-10 months with American families and attend local high schools throughout the country. 

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

After much anticipation the playground equipment at Riverside Park is ready for play!  The city held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the occasion.  Mayor Egbert thanked those who had participated in making the new equipment possible.  He gave particular thanks to Holcim who donated the cement and the labor for the sidewalks around the playground area.  The mayor also thanked the city workers who maintain the parks for their fine work.  The mayor invited David Whitear and Brianne Moore, two seasonal city employees who help with the parks, to cut the ribbon to the new playground.  Surrounded by children, the two cut the ribbon to a roar of applause from those attending.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Obituaries are a wonderful source of information on ancestors.  The following is quoted from the FamilySearch wiki on obituaries:

An obituary is a good source for information about a person. It gives the name of the deceased and the death or burial date. It may also contain information such as the birth date, marriage date, names of parents and spouse, children, occupation, education, and the location of living family members at the time the obituary was written. Obituaries are usually printed in a newspaper or in a local history.

The following suggestions can help you locate obituaries online:

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Obituaries are a wonderful source of information on ancestors.  The following is quoted from the FamilySearch wiki on obituaries:

An obituary is a good source for information about a person. It gives the name of the deceased and the death or burial date. It may also contain information such as the birth date, marriage date, names of parents and spouse, children, occupation, education, and the location of living family members at the time the obituary was written. Obituaries are usually printed in a newspaper or in a local history.

The following suggestions can help you locate obituaries online:

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Summer 4-H will be in the parks, at the courthouse, and the fairgrounds.

 The Morgan County Parks that will be hosting “4-H in the Park” include: Riverside, Mountain Green Bowery, Croydon, Milton and Porterville. The activities will be Wednesdays, June 22, 29, July 6, and 13, from 9 am to 10 am. Those ages 8 or older (those 3-7 yrs may attend if accompanied by an adult) are free to participate and no registration required. Activities will include crafts, games, patriotic activities and more.

“4-H is often for the youth, these activities encourage families to come participate together,” said Amanda Horrocks, Morgan County USU Extension Agent.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

Kirby and Cindy Jensen are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Courtney to Bryant Inkley, son of Keven & Luann Inkley of West Jordan. They will be married Saturday, June 18, 2011 in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. All friends and family are invited to a reception held in their honor that night from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Jensen Residence.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

The Miss Morgan Queen Contest was held Thursday, June 9th @ Graceland Equestrian Center.  There were some excellent candidates competing for the title and many spectators showing support.  In the end, the following were crowned: Queen – Kacie Chappell, 1st Attendant – Sam Peterson, 2nd Attendant – Olivia Anderson (from left to right)!  Every contestant walked away with over $200 in prizes! This contest would not have been a success without the following sponsors: Graceland Equestrian Center, IFA on 12th street, Morgan County Newspaper, Connie Nance, Karen’s Kreations, Risin Star Farm (Katrina Pearce), Andi B’s Jewelry, Staci Andrews Schlack, Diane Dickson, Ron’s Fix It Shop (Gwen Robison) & Kristin Kariger. This contest was put on by Danell Sorensen & Nancy Ford.  We would like to thank the community for their support and all the girls for their hard work and dedication.  They will represent Morgan County proudly for 2011. 

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Dear Editor,

…and readers.  This is in response to “The Biker” letter in your 6-10-11 issue.  The letter was written to “you”, which, barring further clarification, includes everyone besides the writer, including me.  “I”, and “you”, are found guilty of a lot of indecent, unthoughtful, vile things, culminating finally in cutting the biker off and killing him.  Now I’m definitely not perfect, but I’m not all those bad things, and I’ve certainly never harmed or killed a biker.  I feel like I, and the vast majority of the “you”, have been accused, found guilty, and sentenced, without ever being known, heard, or having a fair trial. 

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Elder Jaden Lee Mecham, son of Rod and Nicole Mecham has been called to serve in the Peru, Trujillo Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will speak at the Milton Church on Sunday, June 19th at 10:50. He enters the MTC on June 22nd.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Elder Broc Galbraith Warner son of Wade and Jodee Warner of the Cottonwood Creek Ward, Mtn. Green will serve in the Kentucky, Louisville Spanish speaking mission.  He entered the Missionary Training  Center on June 15, 2011.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

Chet and Joan Adams are pleased to announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter, Jennie Rae to Ryan Kenneth Barton. Ryan is the son of Ken and Barbara Barton and Kathi and John Gumpper of Salt Lake.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Ronald Butters Giles passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on June 10 2011.

He was born March 30 1935 in Milton, Morgan Utah to Loyal Albert Giles and Sarah Marie Butters Giles.  He was the 6th child and last of the children. He had three brothers, Bert Giles, Clyde Giles, Ross Giles and  two sisters, Faye Smith and Margret Robinson all deceased.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

On Friday June 10 two pilots met together, on a beautiful sunny day at the Morgan Airport, to fulfill a dream for both.  WWII pilot, veteran, and long time resident of Morgan, Don Anderton was met by a young pilot from Bountiful named Shawn Socha. 

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

On June 8, at a ceremony in Heber City at the Utah State High School Rodeo finals, Bailey Woolsey was crowned Miss Utah High School Rodeo Queen.  Bailey is a student at Morgan High School where she will be a senior in the coming year.  

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

Commencement of construction on the highly anticipated Trojan Century Center was celebrated Tuesday afternoon by members of the school district and individuals from the construction firm. Joey Skinner, president of the School Board, kicked off the ceremony by thanking all those who donated their time and money to make this project a reality. He shared his thoughts, expressing, “It’s humbling to see the type of community we live in. Everyone feels the benefit of these things for our children.”  Members of the Morgan Board of Education then broke ground on the new facility. Each grasped a golden shovel and turned the first mounds of earth to mark the beginning of this long awaited undertaking.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

High Honors

 

8th Grade

Savanna Brooks, Victoria Calder, Jessica Carter, Whitney Coffman, Jaycee Cook, Karlie Dotson, Alexander Eddington, Courtney Fairbourn, Madalyn Francis, Hanna Giles, Shaylee Hatt, Capris Johnson, Mckayla Jones, Sakoya, Jones, Shayli Kilmer, Samantha Lantz, Peyton Lish, Aspyn Madsen, Cody McDermott, Karen Olson, Elizabeth Peterson, Jacob Ross, Madison Russell, Sarah Stockett, Dietrich Streuber, Daryion Stuart, Crozlyn Toone, Jordan Wilkinson

7th Grade

Kate Blazzard, Shad Boswell, Dallen Calder,  Logan Cameron, Jenna Carter, Savana Carter, Landon Casper, Hannah Clark,  Tyler Crowther, Sarah Elton, Jaiden Farr,  Austin Flitton, Tyler Fowers, Mollie Freestone, Jared Fry, Justin Fry, Kate Madorin, Joshua Malan,  Rylie Mecham,  Bailee Mikesell,  Ryan Millburn,  Kaitlyn Moore,  Ian Mortensen,  Blake Nalder,  Averee Payne,  Tyler Payne, Breanna Poll,  Elizabeth  PreslarTaylor  Ralls,  Jacob Rice, Carson Rupe, Maloree Stapley, Riley Streadbeck, Brooklyn VanBibber, Bethany West

6th Grade

Megan Bartol, Jacob Bosen, Shealee Calder, Sadie  Carter, Grayson Charlton, Haylee Gardner, Joshua Harvey, Parker London, Regan McGreer, Brennon Netz, Natalie Nielson, Braxton Nye, Luke Oldham, Katie Shaw, McKinlee Skidmore, Tucker Skinner, Jessica Slate, Colin Smith, John Stauder, Gwen Yorgason

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

High Honors

 

8th Grade

Savanna Brooks, Victoria Calder, Jessica Carter, Whitney Coffman, Jaycee Cook, Karlie Dotson, Alexander Eddington, Courtney Fairbourn, Madalyn Francis, Hanna Giles, Shaylee Hatt, Capris Johnson, Mckayla Jones, Sakoya, Jones, Shayli Kilmer, Samantha Lantz, Peyton Lish, Aspyn Madsen, Cody McDermott, Karen Olson, Elizabeth Peterson, Jacob Ross, Madison Russell, Sarah Stockett, Dietrich Streuber, Daryion Stuart, Crozlyn Toone, Jordan Wilkinson

7th Grade

Kate Blazzard, Shad Boswell, Dallen Calder,  Logan Cameron, Jenna Carter, Savana Carter, Landon Casper, Hannah Clark,  Tyler Crowther, Sarah Elton, Jaiden Farr,  Austin Flitton, Tyler Fowers, Mollie Freestone, Jared Fry, Justin Fry, Kate Madorin, Joshua Malan,  Rylie Mecham,  Bailee Mikesell,  Ryan Millburn,  Kaitlyn Moore,  Ian Mortensen,  Blake Nalder,  Averee Payne,  Tyler Payne, Breanna Poll,  Elizabeth  PreslarTaylor  Ralls,  Jacob Rice, Carson Rupe, Maloree Stapley, Riley Streadbeck, Brooklyn VanBibber, Bethany West

6th Grade

Megan Bartol, Jacob Bosen, Shealee Calder, Sadie  Carter, Grayson Charlton, Haylee Gardner, Joshua Harvey, Parker London, Regan McGreer, Brennon Netz, Natalie Nielson, Braxton Nye, Luke Oldham, Katie Shaw, McKinlee Skidmore, Tucker Skinner, Jessica Slate, Colin Smith, John Stauder, Gwen Yorgason

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

The 56th Annual Morgan County Jr. Livestock Show was held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. 230 4-H and FFA exhibitors from Morgan County and several other counties in Utah and Wyoming showed steers, hogs and lambs.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

High Honors

Joshua Abplanalp, Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Kaylee Andreason, Sarah Ashby, Zoe Ashton-Korn, Rhett Ballantyne, Alisa Barnes, Annie Bateman, Jordan Bell, Emily Bingham, Elizabeth Blake, Rashel Balzzard, Katelyn Braithwaite, Dallen Brooks, Sawyer Brooks, Maddison Brough, Savanna Bryant, Tyson Butterfield, Jacob Caldwell, Mackenzie Cannon, Jessica Carter, Kayla Carter, Lauren Casper, Caylee Clark, Ellissa Clark, Sara Clark, Cosette Clemens, Britlyn Compton, Colton Cowan, Rylan Cox, Sydney Creager, Shannon Criddle, Stephanie Criddle, Gabe Davis, Tyler Dean, Laura Deru, Ashley Dickson, Matthew Dicou, Kameron Drage, Alec Edson, Christian 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Joshua Abplanalp, Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Kaylee Andreason, Sarah Ashby, Zoe Ashton-Korn, Rhett Ballantyne, Alisa Barnes, Annie Bateman, Jordan Bell, Emily Bingham, Elizabeth Blake, Rashel Balzzard, Katelyn Braithwaite, Dallen Brooks, Sawyer Brooks, Maddison Brough, Savanna Bryant, Tyson Butterfield, Jacob Caldwell, Mackenzie Cannon, Jessica Carter, Kayla Carter, Lauren Casper, Caylee Clark, Ellissa Clark, Sara Clark, Cosette Clemens, Britlyn Compton, Colton Cowan, Rylan Cox, Sydney Creager, Shannon Criddle, Stephanie Criddle, Gabe Davis, Tyler Dean, Laura Deru, Ashley Dickson, Matthew Dicou, Kameron Drage, Alec Edson, Christian 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

This time of year tends to be an emotional rollercoaster at the school district.  We have teachers who have worked in our community for decades that have now made the decision to spend more time with families, visiting grandkids or just go fishing and such, others are being welcomed into a new career and a new community as they sign up to work for the district.  

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Even with all the flooding, regular service projects, and with a danger from a equine herpes, the preparation for Morgala Days continues and is anticipated by the Morgan Lions Club.  Morgala Days is the most significant fund raiser for the Lions club who provides service throughout the year to the county. 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

The following is the 7th part in a series of “The History of baseball in Morgan County”. Most of the information is taken from book by Paul Stewart called “Baseball in Morgan County: The Early years”.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Salt Lake City, May 25, 2011 – Utah residents who donate blood with the American Red Cross in June will be eligible to enter a drawing to win Stadium of Fire tickets and dinner in an Orem restaurant.

 JaLae Thompson, donor recruitment manager for the Red Cross in Utah, explained: “Collecting blood is challenging during the summer,” she said, “especially around the holidays.  People are busy vacationing and celebrating and forget that there is a constant need for blood in Utah’s hospitals.”

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Due to popular demand and a 100 inch base, for the 1st time ever Snowbasin Resort will be re-opening for weekends beginning June 11th and will remain open for as long as snow conditions allow.  Skiers and Riders will be able to upload and download on Needles Gondola to access multiple intermediate runs off of Middle Bowl Triple from 8 am to 2 pm.  Snowbasin’s General Manager said, “Maintenance scheduled for Needles Gondola has been recently completed which will allow access to the Middle Bowl Triple. Cool temperatures and a significant amount of late season snow has kept our base over 100 inches deep at mid-mountain so it only seems natural for Snowbasin to re-open on weekends.” 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

SALT LAKE CITY—June 6, 2011: Goldenwest Credit Union was named the winner in the credit union category for the 2011 Utah Best of State Award. This is the fourth consecutive year Goldenwest has been honored with the medal in the credit union category. The Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in a vast array of industry sectors including business, entertainment, education, hospitality, retail, technology, and sports. More than 200 specific category winners have been acknowledged in this program that is dedicated to recognizing and promoting outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Utah.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

The cooler weather a little rain over the past week has held off what might have been a much more serious flooding problem than the county is currently facing, but that is little consolation to county residents whose homes and farms are flooded.  All along Lost Creek there is flooding.  The Croydon Bridge is completely underwater. There is substantial flooding at the golf course.  There have also been mud slides in some areas of the county and roads buckling that will need repair once the flooding season is complete.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

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

May 29th thru June 4th, with a total of 181 calls:

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded over 2 tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad!

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

This is Hap Fry - We live along the river across from the Clark Farm here in Morgan. I was out taking pictures of the water building up. I found out that a tree had fallen in to the river up by the High School. Herald had told me that it was a huge tree. He had heard that there were huge branches broke off and coming down the river.