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16 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

Elder Uku Tokpah has been called to serve in the Washington Seattle mission. 

John and Cathy Ure are his Utah family. He enters the Provo MTC on Sept. 1, 2011.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

The city has reached their first milestone in raising money for the splash pad.  The initial target to ensure that there was sufficient support for the project was to raise $25,000.  They exceeded this number last week as the total amount raised moved above $30,000.  

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

The sounds of honor and respect, could be felt as the audience stood, while a color guard of Cub and Boy Scouts, presented the colors of the state and national flags. The voices of the kindergarten children recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

The county received a report on 2010 finances from their independent auditor.  The auditor reviewed the county’s revenue and expenditures and provided comment on controls and policies in the county government.  The provided comment on the status of the theft from Morgan County by the former council administrator, Garth Day.

9 Sep 2011 - 23:00

Friday, September 9, 2011 (06:24 PM)
League game at Grantsville

Grantsville Cowboys 14, Morgan Trojans 7

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 OT1 Total
Morgan Trojans 0 7 0 0 0 7
Grantsville Cowboys 7 0 0 0 7 14
9 Sep 2011 - 01:00

It was 10 years ago Sept. 11, 2001 when the great tragedy hit our country with terrorist running airplanes into the twin towers in New York City. It was a moment I’ll never forget, and we must never forget the fragilities of freedom, and the many lives that were ended and taken in that moment of tyranny.  Sometimes it’s all too easy to forget and many of us don’t wish to remember tragedy, when America was under attack, but we must remember even the beautiful heroes proved in liberating strife, and the many acts of compassion and unity that followed that tragic day.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Our Trojans have done it again! Gaining another win from the Wasatch Wasps. With a win of 34 to 10. Being able to participate in our school sports is always a rush, especially when the Trojans display teamwork and dedication to their passion. The offensive line gave a lesson on creating holes to bring home this victory. The speed of #4 Joe Kippen, combined with the power of #34 Bridger Anderson and #11 Jose Patino created a hole that the Wasps couldn’t climb out of. Once again Morgan showed this on Friday as the offensive line created holes for 4, 34, and 11 and through the crushing run through tackles of #77 Davey Glover and #41 Boston Saunders. 

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Morgan School District is fortunate to have outstanding administrators serving in each of our schools.   Their responsibilities can be overwhelming at times, but each works through the challenges and opportunities with an aura of professionalism. This week I would like to spotlight our outstanding elementary principals; Tom McFarland and Tim Wolff.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Children begging to go to school?

Elementary students of all grade levels enjoyed the PTSO’s annual carnival. While the purpose of this event is to raise money for the PTSO, it has become a community event that is highly anticipated by many of the county’s shorter citizens. Teachers announced the affair in their classrooms and encouraged the students to come and bring their families. Posters hung throughout the school to broadcast the upcoming carnival. These strategies brought great results. Several hundred individuals came together to eat pizza, get their faces and nails painted and throw footballs.
Angie Farr attended with her kids for the 3rd year in a row. “The kids love it and it’s fun to support the school,” Angie said as she waited with her children in line for the ring toss. Each child had their favorite game but her son Milton’s preferred game was the donut eating competition . This was a challenge where the participants had to eat little donuts off of a table without their hands. This was one of the favorite games at the carnival.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Stress is no secret. We all have some mess we can trace back to stress.  But the secret to your success of overcoming stress doesn’t have to be a secret.  How do you get rid of stress then?  That’s the secret, you don’t.  That may not sound like much of a secret but once you realize stress isn’t going anywhere you can stop becoming a victim and start learning to be a victor.  Stress is going to happen no matter how great your life is.  Stress is no respecter of status, stock portfolio, family, or friends.  Stress seems to be the social stigma of our times.  We cringe at the slightest hint of its presence.  I’m not saying we have to be best friends with stress and invite it over for dinner, but we each need to realize it’s a necessary part of life, but it doesn’t have to ruin life.  When we feel ‘stressed’ we compound the problem because we don’t know how to handle it, or fear that we won’t be able to handle it. It’s our fear of failure, or the precious moments stress will steal, that makes it seem so haunting and daunting.  It’s our perception of it that does the damage.   We feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with it and then the trauma and drama starts and we begin frantically looking for the oxygen masks, or the EXIT signs, hoping that running away or escaping will solve the problem. 

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for
August 28th thru September 3rd, with a total of 171 calls:

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Morgan Jubilee has been purchased by the Ridley’s Family Market, “A hometown food and drug store” described on the store website. “Effective September 14th, the store will be Ridley’s,” confirmed store manager Adam Birt. More news to come in weeks to follow. Check out website of new store shopridley’s.com.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Library of Congress has launched a new service that helps to bring the past to life.  The service is called the national jukebox.  It includes access for streaming audio to more than 10,000 historical recordings. 

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Dan and Mandy Glick family moved to Morgan early this year in February and their hearts are set on staying.  Dan Glick, who is originally from Morgan, retires from the military in two years and says that it’ll be nice to have some stability.  So, naturally, this is the place to be.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Den 178 visited the Morgan County News to fulfil their cub scout requirements.  They learned about how newspapers are operated and how the newspaper finds stories in the community.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

We would like to thank all who called brought food and visited Georgia, especially The Morgan 6th Ward. Thanks to the ambulance crew and all who helped Gerald during her hospital and care center stay.
She is recuperating at home from a broken leg. Thanks for all your prayers.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Sister Shanae Wilkinson, daughter of Chris and Sandy Wilkinson is returning from Jamaica Kingston Mission, and will be speaking in the Enterprise Ward, Sept. 11, 2011 at 2:40 P.M.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Hetty Marjorie Pentz Smith, passed away on September 5, 2011, surrounded by her family, on the farm she and her husband worked for over fifty-eight years. Marjorie was born on September 4, 1925, in Stoddard, Utah to Jacob and Ruby Pentz. She grew up in Morgan, Utah, where she graduated from LDS Seminary and Morgan High School in 1943. Marjorie loved riding horses on their family farm, which eventually led to participation in the county fair rodeos, where she enjoyed riding bucking broncs and bareback. She often won the competitions, earning prizes including a saddle and bridle. She even attempted to ride a bull once in the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, which led to a broken collar bone. She also enjoyed riding her pinto horse in parades, where they performed tricks for the crowd. She worked in the office of the Arsenal and at the Military base in Ogden, UT, and then began work at IBM. She married Eldon Smith in Coalville, Utah on April 4, 1947 and they were later sealed together for eternity in the Cardston Alberta Temple.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Kelly and Leisa Wilson are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Hailey Mae, to Chase William Markham.  Chase is the son of Troy and Kathy Markham of Mountain Green. 

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

David and Shelly Moore are excited to announce the marriage of their daughter Heather to Chase Strong, son of Karen Strong and the late Kelly Strong.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Morgan County News  asked students of Morgan High School to share with us what they remember of 9/11 and how they think we can promote freedom.  The following are some of their thoughts:

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

Bailey Jo Pfannerstill moved to Morgan from Salt Lake County. She lived in Riverton and Herriman before moving to Croydon four years ago. She has a passion for writing stories, drawing pictures, and watching football with her family and friends, and learning in general. During her spare time she can be found working on stories, reading books, studying for college, playing a few video games, listening to music, drawing or spending time with her family. Her family raises Pomeranians and she has shown them in the AKC Jr. Dog Show Handling competitions, where she won 10th place in the nation. Bailey isn’t your average girl. She likes to hunt, fish, go four-wheeling, watch and play football, play golf, and most things outdoors. Her favorite NFL team is the Green Bay Packers (Go Pack Go!). She plans to go to college for Journalism and would like to write a series one day. She loves her internship at The Morgan County News where she will write about the football games and other things along the way, and hopes to excel in it.

3 Sep 2011 - 13:40

Friday, September 2, 2011 (07:00 PM)
Non-league game at Wasatch

Morgan Trojans 41, Wasatch Wasps 10

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Morgan Trojans 14 6 14 7 41
Wasatch Wasps 0 7 3 0 10
2 Sep 2011 (All day)

Alison Larson and Amy Ward from the Morgan Valley Chamber Orchestra presented to the city council this week.  “We have tried to fill a need that has been missing in this community for strings education and orchestra,” said Ward.  The group began after Weber State discontinued their strings program in the county.  There is currently no orchestra or string program at the high school or middle school.  

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Utah State University Extension Office provides excellent resources to Morgan County.  Through the Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H program, the Agricultural Services Department and the Food Sense Program our community is enriched and educated. The first two services may be familiar to you already, but the last, Food Sense is an up and coming program in the Extension Office. The program is headed by me, Madeline Carrigan, the Nutrition Education Assistant and sponsored and supported by Amanda Horrocks the County 4-H Agent. Food Sense is a program funded by the USDA which aims to assist families in budgeting properly and getting the most nutrition out of what they can afford.  

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

What an exciting time of year!  Back-to-school is truly one of our favorite events at Morgan Elementary and this fall we are eager to begin a year of many new challenges.  Each August we rededicate ourselves to finding the strategies necessary to continue the tradition of excellence that has made our school so great for so long.  This year we especially welcome our new students and their families as they join our journey.  

Morgan Elementary School’s motto is, “Mountaineers Climbing Higher!” and we hope to embody this slogan through the empowerment and achievement of our students.  

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

More than 1,100 anglers took an online Utah fishing survey in May and June.  The responses they provided were heard loud and clear by Division of Wildlife Resources biologists.

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

Utah State University Extension Cache Valley Master Gardeners will host the Utah State Master Gardener Conference Sept. 23 and 24 at the American West Heritage Center, 4089 South Highway 89/91, Wellsville. “Bees, Bugs and a Healthy Garden” is the theme for the 2011 conference where USU horticulture professors and Extension specialists will present an array of horticultural topics.

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

Construction on Ogden Temple Progresses.

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

Several months ago the county council changed the body that hears appeals to planning commission and county council decisions.  The county had previously had a board of volunteers that heard the appeals cases.  The council had been struggling to have enough volunteers to keep the appeals board working.  They also had challenges with the appeals board keeping current on the knowledge necessary to make good decisions.  Appeals are rare, and the law and county codes are complex.  Last year the chairman of the appeals board wrote to the council about his concerns relating to the capability of the board to render good decisions.

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

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

August 21st thru August 27th, with a total of 143 calls:

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

The heart of genealogy is the evidence that forms our conclusions.  We search for clues of our ancestors among the records of the past.  All of genealogical research focuses on a name, a place, and a time.  Finding that elusive record that contains our ancestor is the key to success.

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

 Morgan has recently had a taste of cultural with the performance of Annie. The Morgan Community Theatre sang and danced their way into the hearts of all attendees, this past week. 

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

The family of Grace Johanson would like to extend our deep gratitude to all of our wonderful friends in the community for their love and kindness during our time of loss. Thank you for all of the cards, visits, and food that was brought to our homes. 

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

My name is Clyde Criddle. I have very fond memories of Como Springs, in fact very good ones. I worked for the Heiners for a few years mostly as a pin setter in the bowling alley and other jobs as needed. 

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

I want to personally thank the crew and cast of “Annie” for an outstanding production.  Each member played an important role in the success of the event.  I especially extend appreciation to the parents and community for their attendance and support.  It is my hope that this is just the beginning of an annual event that brings the schools and citizens together at the beginning of each school year celebrating local talent and raising funds for a worthwhile cause.

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Earl J Banner, age 74, passed peacefully away on Thursday September 1st.   He was born on May 14, 1937 in Declo, Idaho to Clarence LeRoy and Olevia Hymas Banner.  He learned many lessons and skills that carried him through the rest of his life working beside his father and brothers on the family farm.  After graduating from Declo High School he attended University of Idaho before serving a LDS mission to Samoa, where he learned to love the Polynesian people.  He attended Brigham Young University and met his sweetheart, Nyla Wilcock.  They were sealed for eternity on June 14, 1962 in the Salt Lake Temple.  

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

Thelma Brooks was born 31 Aug 1913 to William Earl Brooks and Nettie Lavina Crittenden, she had 14 brothers and sisters, all deceased except for Ralph “Gus” Brooks, South Ogden Utah. 

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

Keira and Kate are excited to announce the marriage of their mom, Jamie, to Ben. They were married on Sept. 1, 2011. A lovely garden reception was held at the Blomquist home following the wedding. Jamie is the daughter of Scott and Kathy Rees of Morgan. Ben is the son of Dave and Pam Blomquist of Morgan. Jamie and Ben, Kate and Keira will begin their new family life in Morgan.

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

Not only did Morgan bring home another nail biting win, they showed what it really means to not only be a team, but a band of brothers. Number 71 Landon Carter was represented by the team at the South Summit game last Thursday. Carter went in for heart surgery the same time the Morgan Trojans would be playing the South Summit Wild Cats. 

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

Ten years ago when the Morgan School District gave the temporary use of one of its buildings to have a Weber State University  information center in Morgan, no one could foresee the progress the center has made today. Barbara Anderson who has worked at the center from the time of opening, has seen this higher education learning center grow from an information center, to a testing center, to now a place where students can learn by taking classes via video conferencing (IVC).  Through video conferencing students can interact with the course instructor teaching from a distant campus.

1 Sep 2011 - 08:00

Friday, August 26, 2011 (06:35 PM)
Non-league game at South Summitt

Morgan Trojans 37, South Summitt Wildcats 31

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 OT1 Total
Morgan Trojans 7 7 7 10 6 37
South Summitt Wildcats 6 12 13 0 0 31
26 Aug 2011 (All day)
You will be moving along at about 44 feet per second. You then need about 47 feet to bring the vehicle to a safe stop at 30 MPH. This, combined with your reaction time will add about 66 feet to your travel distance, with a total of 114 feet needed before you stop your car- almost double the stopping distance at only 10 MPH over!
26 Aug 2011 (All day)

As school begins each year students are usually filled with excitement and enthusiasm to meet new friends and learn new things.  Just the anticipation of a new class and seeing their old friends provides motivation to come to school during the first few weeks.  Regrettably, after a few weeks some students begin to feel that regular attendance to school is not important.  Sadly, but not usually intentionally, some parents also feel that missing a few days of school is not that important.

26 Aug 2011 (All day)

Looks like you’ve packed your bags and are all ready to go on a stress free trip!  Excellent!  It will be worth it.  Now, there’s just one final preparation to make before we leave.  Please do me-and yourself-a favor, unpack your bags.  That’s right; in fact, you can just leave them behind.  They’ll be fine without you.  You won’t need them on this trip.  

26 Aug 2011 (All day)

 

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

August 14th thru August 20th, with a total of 111 calls:

26 Aug 2011 (All day)

The news has been stirring about a community theater company and its version of the Broadway Musical “Annie” which will be held at the Morgan High School Auditorium, this week August 25th, 26th, 27th and 29th. 

26 Aug 2011 (All day)

1752 is an important year in family history.  It is the year that most of Europe switched their calendars.  The Julian calendar did not coincide perfectly with the earth’s orbit and added eleven minutes each year.  The Gregorian calendar (which we use today) was introduced in 1582, but only a few countries in Europe adopted it.