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20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Last weekend, Morgan High School hosted its first-ever Air Force dual meet, featuring nine schools and up to eight wrestling matches taking place simultaneously.  Visiting schools included Clearfield, Weber, Bear River, Davis, Duchesne, Skyview, Layton and Preston, Idaho.  Overall, the Trojans took fourth place, with several varsity wrestlers placing in the top three, such as Carlos Nava (113-2nd), Jayden Pentz (120-1st), Owen Pentz (126-2nd), Tyson Spens (152-3rd), Wyatt Ekblad (220-3rd) and Kyle Stapley (HW-3rd).  

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

The Morgan Conservation District held a thank you and going away party for Fred Thurston, Tuesday, Dec. 10. 

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

There are a lot of fitness fads going around right now.  It is hard not to get caught up in the things that are fast and easy fixes.  The problem is most of those don’t last.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Snowbasin Resort, together with Burton Snowboards, will be celebrating the grand opening today of the Burton Dinosaur Riglet Park, a new youth-focused snowboard learning park. The park was designed specifically for children as young as 3 years old to learn how to snowboard and is located next to Snowbasin Resort’s Snowsports Learning Center. Presenting exciting features themed around Utah’s vast dinosaur history, kids will have the chance to learn balance, weight transfer, edging and freestyle basics by maneuvering over, under and around sculpted terrain of lava and mountains with “Dino” the Dinosaur and “Terry” the Triceratops. 

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

On Dec. 16 the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting to honor a modern pioneer, who is still living, and to install new officers for 2014.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Soldiers, innkeepers, shepherds, angels, wise men, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.  All were present at the Milton church on Dec. 12 to usher in the Christmas season as the Special Needs Institute treated the community to a special nativity pageant.  As usual, the early show was a standing-room only event and the second show was packed almost to capacity.  

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

David Michael Jones, 58, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Eva Mecham McFarland passed away on Dec. 12, 2013, at the age of 84 due to pancreatic cancer.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and favorite aunt passed away peacefully Thursday morning in her home, with her family by her side. It was Judy’s final rally. For many years she has courageously battled diseases that ravaged her body, but would not weaken her spirit.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Darlene Mortenson passed away on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 96 years of age.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

Assistance: Morgan City, Mtn Green, Milton

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

The new Morgan Health Center is about to celebrate their first anniversary in their new and updated building.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car accident involving four juveniles and a Morgan County deputy at State Street and 100 South in Morgan City at 9 p.m. Monday.

20 Dec 2013 (All day)

In a town full of hobby sportsmen and serious hunters, Morgan County has had a noticeable void in the gun and ammo industry.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

With Christmas just around the corner, most of us are thinking about family, spending time together for the holidays or about holidays past. Let’s share some family history this Christmas!

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Linda Taylor was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.  The daughter of a father who taught high school English and a mother who was primarily a homemaker, Taylor lived in several different places as a child.  Many years of her youth were spent in the Chicagoland area where she remembers always being the smallest and youngest of her class.  

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Last year, we were treated to game after game of Jake Miles (3A most valuable player) flying over, around or through helpless and dazed defenders as he guided the Morgan Trojans to their first basketball state championship since…well…since a generation before Jake was born.  

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Among the fun and games of Ol’ Time Christmas there was some friendly competition.  

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

I want to show my support for the Morgan County School Board.  Recently, at the school board meeting, they adopted a two-minute limit to public input. They had a timer and cut people off midsentence if they exceeded the two-minute limit. I applaud the school board for their hardline stance even though others criticize this as a harsh policy.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Compared to past years of financial woes, news for the 2014 Morgan County budget is good.  The year 2013 saw a $4.9 million general fund budget while 2014 is anticipating a $5.3 million budget.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

How focused is bareback rider Caleb Bennett?

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

In the spirit of the holiday season, eight amateur radio (ham) operators found a way to bring some joy to disadvantaged and shut-in children of all ages.  Thanks to the world-wide range of amateur radio equipment, it’s possible for hams to communicate with other hams almost anywhere on earth, including Santa Claus at the North Pole.  Thus was born the North Pole Network (NPN) which purports to use special satellite links to allow kids to talk one-on-one with the jolly old elf himself.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

The Franich family would like to thank all those who donated money to help us decorate the tree for the Festival of Trees in memory of Marnie Franich Stark.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

On Nov. 16, a fundraiser was held on my and my family’s behalf to raise money for my breast cancer fight. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for all of your love, kindness, support and prayers. We would also like to thank all of the businesses that donated. 

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Jared Brooks, son of Scott and SaRene Brooks, has returned home from serving in the Colombia, Barranquilla mission. He will be speaking on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Morgan Stake Center.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Jenna Shaw and Aaron Barry will be married on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in the Bountiful LDS Temple.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Morgan Grace Fellowship wants to thank the community for the outpouring of donations.  Together 103 boxes filled with toys were collected for Operation Christmas Child!  

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Another era is coming to an end in Morgan.  Wally’s Automotive will be closing its doors to business for the last time this week and Wally Kitchin will be entering a new phase of his life: retirement.  

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

There’s a new state parks employee in town, and he has some new plans for East Canyon State Park.

13 Dec 2013 (All day)

Drifting snow added to the ambiance as the community gathered around to count down the lighting of the Christmas tree in the center of Commercial Street at the end of the fourth annual Ol’ Time Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7.  The city street looked like a scene right out of a Hallmark Christmas movie where neighbors, friends and family gather around to celebrate together.

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

The Genealogy and Local History Celebration was a hit with attendees.  Those in attendance had a great time and can’t wait to see more opportunities to serve the genealogical needs of our community.

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

This is the first week of a new column in The Morgan County News.  We will bring you information and reviews about the books stocked by Morgan Valley Crafts.  We hope that this will be helpful to you as you make your decisions about what books to choose.

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

Give the gift of the great outdoors this holiday with a Utah State Parks Annual Pass. Explore Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, hike with bison on Antelope Island, ride the waves at Deer Creek State Park or visit any of Utah’s state parks and museums.

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

Morgan School District would like to make residents aware of the existence of the Adult Education program. Our program is open to local residents as well as those from nearby communities who did not graduate from high school and want to earn their high school diploma or GED.

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

“Gimme gimme, that thing called love!”

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

The debate rages on.  Which Trevor Graydon is the most attractive boss in New York City—Jake Walker or Brek Thornton?  Both Morgan High School students kept the crowd rolling with laughter and excitement as the stenographers’ boss in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”   

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

Recently, Senator Mike Lee hosted a roundtable with Utah citizens, experts, government officials, and community activists on the growing crisis of immobility among the poor.  The event is a continuation of Sen. Lee’s “Let’s Talk” series he began in August, taking him around the state to hear directly from Utahns about the critical issues facing the state and the country. 

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

Each year the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program assists low-income residents with tax preparation.  

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County Historical Society is happy to announce the completion of their project to provide an index of the popular book “Mountains Conquered.”  

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

Members of the public addressed the Morgan County School Board Tuesday on issues related to the state common core and budgetary matters.

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

Elder Sheldon Pentz, son of Steve and Vicky Pentz, has been called to serve in the Georgia, Macon mission.  

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

Wayne Paul Hulet left this earth on Nov. 14, 2013. He was born in Ogden, Utah, to Howard Paul Hulet and Virginia Rae Banford on May 18, 1941.

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms.  These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

Caleb Bennett spent the better part of Monday along Interstate 15, making that magical seven-hour drive from his home in Morgan to Las Vegas.

6 Dec 2013 (All day)

Each year Morgan Middle School students begin celebrating the holidays by thinking of people who are in need.  Instead of focusing on their own Christmas lists, kids participate in a fund raiser to raise money for our local food pantry.

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

November found local Daughters of Utah Pioneers camps holding monthly meetings around the valley.  Morgan Company DUP was established in April of 1918, and has now grown to include six camps, namely: Hardscrabble, Mt. Joy, Mountain View, Peterson Creek, South Morgan and Weber River.  In the beginning, Porterville Camp (the first camp organized) and Peterson Camp were part of the company but have since either been combined with other camps or otherwise dissembled.

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

One of the most common things I hear from individuals is that all their ancestors have been found.  I have yet to ever to find someone for whom it is true that all their ancestors have been found.  From an ancestral perspective at 10 generations we each have 256 ancestors.  If you include their children and spouses the number is more likely to be about 2,000.

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

 
On Nov. 21, the second graders of Morgan Elementary School ran their shoes off at the annual Turkey Trot.

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County Council unanimously approved investigating the establishment of a grant-writing position in the county.