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25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

The Lady Trojans traveled to St.. George last Thursday and played a softball tournament over the weekend.

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

By Bill Ross

Baseball in Morgan County has roots that go back to around the first of the 20th century. Before we look at that history lets take a look at the beginning of baseball in America. Baseball in the 19th century is loaded with interesting history and facts. 

1. Abner Doubleday invented baseball in 1839

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

Morgan City is continuing its unflagging support for businesses who are willing to invest in Commercial Street and help bring the street back to life.  The latest to step in and invest in Commercial Street is Morgan Physical Therapy.  The business purchased the old Variety Store and is now in process of remodeling the building for their use.  The city enticed the business, in part, by holding out the possibility of incentives.  

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 13 thru March 19, with a total of 203 calls:

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

FamilySearch continues to publish records at a “record” pace.  Over the past few months many new records have been added.  These records include:

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

Tuesday, March 29

The Foot Clinic has been changed from our usual 4th Tuesday to March 29th instead.  If you already have appointments, you will receive a call from the center; however, if you need to make an appointment, call 801-845-4040.

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 all the people that came to help us out here in little old Peterson, “Thank You”.  I have 

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan County has three active political parties:  The Constitution Party, The Democratic Party and the Republican Party. 

In odd numbered years, each of these parties holds an organizing convention.  The main purpose of the convention is to elect county party officers to serve for two year terms.  In the case of the Republican party, we elect a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, a Secretary, a Treasurer and an At Large Member of the State Central Committee.  We call this group of five The Executive Committee.  

The people currently serving in these positions are (Listed in order):  Larry Hatch, Corey Leishman, Bret Haney, Sherm Farnsworth and Jennie Earl.  

Any resident of Morgan County who is willing to affiliate with; and register as a member of the Republican Party, is eligible to run for one of these offices.  If you wish to run for a party office, you will need to be in attendance at the Republican Party Organizing Convention on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.  The event will begin with refreshments served at 5:30 p.m. and informal visiting until about 6:00 p.m.

About 6:00 p.m. the party chairman will call the meeting to order.  The main item of business will be the election of officers; however, other business will be conducted as required.  Those desiring to be on the ballot, for any of the five offices listed above, should arrange for someone who is a registered Republican to nominate them.  A second to the nomination is not required, but is allowed if the candidate desires that to be part of his nomination.  Seconds will be counted as part of the candidates two minute introductory speech time.

Voting will be by secret ballot and balllots will be counted by independent judges: meaning the judges will not be members of the party executive committee or county delegates.  

Those voting will be Official County Delegates who were elected at the Precinct Caucus Meetings in 2010, or appointed to fill a vacated delegate position in the case of a resignation or some event that made a delegate ineligible.  

We, the party leaders, hope to have at least two nominees for each of the five positions open for election.  Please see our paid advertisement in this issue of the newspaper.  Thanks for your consideration.   

Larry Hatch  

Morgan County Republican Party Chairman

Morgan

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Mary Swede Hickman to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by March 31.

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Fern Carter to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by March 31.

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Wanda Hansen to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 4 at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by March 31.

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

Keegan Darin Butters has been called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Chile Vina del Mar Mission.  

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

Raymond D. McMillan will celebrate his 90th birthday on Saturday, March 26 and would like to invite his friends to share this day with him at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mountain Green Elementary. 

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

Richard and Janice Finlayson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Friends and neighbors are requested to join the celebration on Saturday,  April 2, 2011. 

Richard was born and raised in Provo, Utah and Janice in Ucon, Idaho. 

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

After much searching, some near misses and a brush or two with disaster, Megan and Reid quit looking and resigned themselves to lives of lonely desperation. A few days later they found each other. And just in the nick of time, as Reid, in a fit of bravery, had joined the Army and had only two weeks to sweep Megan off her feet. Well swept. 

Megan and Reid are to be married April 2, at the Riter Mansion in Logan. They invite any and all they may have overlooked to join them in the celebration. 

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

As the season is about to change from winter to spring each year, newspapers from across the state meet in Saint George for the Utah Press Association’s Winter Convention.  This last weekend, March 18-19, the annual event was held and marked the association’s 117 annual convention.  As always, The Morgan County News was there to represent Morgan’s hometown newspaper.  

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

Morgan City has removed the old playground equipment at Riverside Park in preparation for new equipment to be installed.  The new equipment includes play areas designed for five to twelve year olds and a separate area designed for younger children.  The equipment also includes a kinetic area to help children become more fit.  The equipment above is what will be installed for the five to twelve.  The kinetic play area is to the left.  The city has asked that those using the park during construction stay off the equipment that is marked “Keep Off”  until the constriction is complete.  

23 Mar 2011 (All day)

The county council autorized a budget of $6,000 to pay members of its Swift Water Rescue Team on Tuesday.  The swift water rescue team was formed to manage an increasing number of incidents on rivers in the county.

23 Mar 2011 (All day)

We all can recall the feeling we felt when we sit alone in lunch or if you walk by yourself to class. It is a hard to feeling to endure, believe me when I say that you are never alone. 

23 Mar 2011 (All day)

The 2nd grade students from Mountain Green Elementary enjoyed a great field trip to the Clark Planetarium at The Gateway in Salt Lake City.  They were able to explore the many displays in the museum as well as participate in a live show in the dome theater.  They were able to experience a speedy sunrise and sunset, and learn how Earth’s rotation causes the motions of the sun, moon, and stars.  They viewed the spherical Earth, Moon, and Sun and heard a few stories about several constellations.  After the field trip the students walked down to the fountains at The Gateway.  There they ate lunch and enjoyed watching the fountains move to the olympic-themed music.

23 Mar 2011 (All day)

Often, the best lessons in life come during the most difficult moments.  It’s an ironic twist to your torment.  However, just because there’s a lesson to be learned doesn’t lessen the fact that it really did hurt you, break you, embarrass you, scare you, or scar you.  Whether a million other people have experienced similar pains and perils, made the same mistakes, or tripped and fell at the same spots you did, doesn’t matter.  Don’t ever let anyone generalize, or belittle your battles because they are yours and the pain is personal.   Of course your true lessons should go deeper than any obvious commitments to just make better choices.  Beyond your choice to choose more wisely, you should also feel a new strength of purpose within yourself.  You’ve faced your fears, or maybe you’re still facing them, but that’s what makes you better for your battles; you are still pressing forward.

23 Mar 2011 (All day)

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 11th thru March 17th, with a total of 114 calls

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – After careful deliberation, base officials have decided not to host an open house and air show this year. It has been deferred until 2012. Team Hill looks forward to hosting a great community event next year.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

I was reading one of the family history bloggers this last week and I read a statement that has become common.  It goes something like, “Never trust anything online.”  The blogger took issue with the statement and went on to say that this person had taken the statement too far.  He reminded his readers that there are many source records online.   These are often of better quality than the microfilm from which many of them were made.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

By Melinda Savage

 

“There were approximately 100 visitors to the County Library that day,” replied Morgan County Librarian, Valerie Hancock.  She was reporting on the response to having a  popular guest who had been invited to speak there last week.  The extremely popular LDS author and speaker, Jon Bytheway was enthusiastically received when he spoke to the crowd last Friday.    

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

On March 10-12, 2011 the FFA went to state convention in Logan.  This is where all FFA members throughout the state compete.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan Elementary School students and staff celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading and logging 363,304 total minutes in the month of February, a new school record!  Pictured are Mrs. Sommers’ 4th grade class who won the classroom contest reading a combined 22,103 minutes earning Mrs. Sommers a Barnes & Noble gift certificate.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

Dr. Gina Stuart

Morgan Middle School

Now more than ever before it is important for each of us to make our own personal fitness a priority.  Being physically fit and participating in an active lifestyle can help reduce the prevalence of many of the health problems we face today such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.  Beyond the physical benefits of fitness, there are many mental and social benefits as well; feeling good, increasing energy levels, reducing stress, and spending time with family and friends, are but just a few.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

This year’s Lions Clup 8th grade tournament featured one boys team from Morgan and two girls team from Morgan. 

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

With winter finally releasing its grip on Morgan Valley, we will witness an amazing transformation. Many of us trade our snow shovels in for garden shovels. Some store their snowmobiles for the winter and load up four-wheelers for a trip to the dunes. Still others will trade snowboards and ski’s for their hiking boots and backpacks.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 6  thru March 12, with a total of 125 calls:

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

It was a night for sparks to fly again as parks were once again on the agenda at Morgan County Council.  

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

The County Council on Tuesday appointed Chris Hales to the planning commission.  Hales was appointed to fill the final vacancy on the commission for the Porterville/East Canyon Area. 

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

The discussion continues on whether the county ought to build a facility to replace the animal control building currently rented from veterinarian, Dr Lott.  It also seems that the project has come full circle.  

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Robert Kilmer, Ned Mecham, and Lyle Nelson

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

Monday, March 21  “Oklahoma” will be the production at the Plaza Playhouse.  Season ticket holders be ready to leave at 4:45 p.m. for dinner then the play.  Let the center know if you would like to attend with this group.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

1925 ~ 2011

 After several years of deteriorating health, Don Robert Dickson died on March 2 at the Utah State Veterans Nursing Home. 

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

Emma Elizabeth Frazier Clark passed away March 10, 2011 at The Family Tree Assisted Living in Morgan, Utah from complications of Alzheimer’s.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

Twain and Shirley Carter will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary. All family and friends are welcomed to an Open House on Saturday March 19, 2011 at the Morgan LDS Stake Center, 355 North 700 East, Morgan, Utah, from 1 - 3 p.m.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

To the young lady’s and young men of Morgan High basketball teams.  You did not win the state championships, but you are still number one, the greatest and most respectful young adults and it was great being able to watch you play.  

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

Dear Editor:

The Morgan High School’s Junior Prom last week was a grand success.  We can all be proud of our student body who considered dates and royalty for less likely candidates.  

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

Raymond D. McMillan will celebrate his 90th birthday on Saturday, March 26 and would like to invite his friends to share this day with him at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mountain Green Elementary. 

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

Bart and Denice Kunz are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Emily, to Dan Rose, son of Wendell and Alisa Rose of Morgan. 

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

Broc Rockwell Farris, son of Jann and Wendy Farris of Morgan has been called to serve in the Argentina, Buenos Aires South Mission, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

  A few days before Christmas last year, Peterson Creek flooded in Peterson and we reported on it. We showed a photo of John Rock next to the creek and the damage the flooding caused. 

11 Mar 2011 (All day)

In documents by The Morgan County News obtained through  a Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA) request  from the investigation into the actions of Garth Day, the former Morgan County Council Administrator, additional details of the actions of Day were revealed.  

11 Mar 2011 (All day)

11 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

By Lindsey Anderson-Olympian

 

 

First of all, congratulations to all of you who have signed up for either the 5k, half-marathon or full marathon that will take place in our beautiful Morgan Valley this summer!  For those of you who haven’t, it will be an exciting experience, a first for Morgan Valley and I definitely encourage you to participate.  I’ve hoped one day there would be a marathon in this amazing place to run and it’s about to happen for the first time in less than five months!