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29 Nov 2013 (All day)

Morgan’s cultural interest has recently grown and is evident with the number enrolled this year in the Morgan Valley Chamber Orchestra. This is their third year and classes are already underway.

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

At Thanksgiving time, we often think about things we are grateful for in our lives.  Being thankful is a wonderful thing, but the best way to show gratitude is to focus on the “giving” in Thanksgiving.

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

Ginny Tilby impressed the students of Morgan Elementary School with her quick drawing and talented illustrations as she introduced herself and taught lessons she has learned through sketches projected onto the wall.  

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Mary Williams, Betty Peterson and Clinton Raymond to celebrate their birthdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 30 Family Tree Assisted Living 862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd.

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

Our beloved mother, “GMA C,” sister and friend, Carolyn Carter Christensen, 48, was called back to heaven on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.  She passed away quickly and unexpectedly due to health complications.

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County Council is interested enough in a proposal to restore and enhance the Weber River through the county that they agreed to prioritize a design study.

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

Emily Childs grew up in Morgan and, as many do, enjoyed foods such as white rice and pasta. Not until her first child was born and she was looking to shed the excess baby weight did she began to look for a healthier way to eat.  

29 Nov 2013 (All day)

Each year, thousands of groups, businesses, families and individuals come together to earn money for a great cause. Through this effort, they also exercise high levels of creativity while memorializing those they care about. 

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

The accounting firm of Gilbert & Stewart in Provo issued an unmodified, clean opinion of the Morgan County School District’s finances.  With significant changes in auditing standards whit year, it is the highest opinion that can be received.

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

Tuesday, Nov. 19, Madison Bohman felt a lifetime of hard work culminate as she signed her acceptance papers for a scholarship to Texas A&M.  

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 3- 9, 111 calls

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

On Nov. 17, The Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting with keynote speaker David Marsh of the Church Curriculum Department.  His topic included how the curriculum of the Church is developed, correlated, translated and disseminated throughout the world. 

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

The soldiers lived on two or three bowls of rice a day until it was almost gone. Only one ship got through at night to unload rice and got out before morning. The soldiers felt lucky to finally get just one bowl of rice once a day for the last two or three months.  Because Corregidor was under attack from the sky and sea with no hope of reinforcements, the men fought on heroically, but were forced to surrender on May 6, 1942.  

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

The holidays are here.  Snow, hot chocolate, family gatherings near and far, and music!

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

Gerald and Georgia Mikesell celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home in Porterville, Utah, with their family.  They were married Nov. 18, 1953, in Morgan, Utah.  Later their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS temple on June 2, 1965.

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

The arrival of Deseret Book items on the shelves of Morgan Valley Crafts has brought a lot of attention to Commercial Street.

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

Now that the Morgan County Council has approved the rezone and development agreement, Morgan may be home to the Holding family’s next four-season destination resort envied by others.

22 Nov 2013 (All day)

This time of year is generally filled with shopping and stress.  There is pressure to make sure everyone is happy on Christmas morning.  It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.  

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

Last week I wrote about Family History Expos coming to Morgan (see information below).  This week there is additional information about the event.

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

Coaches, parents, and supporters crowded around wrestling mats on November 9th for the 2nd annual USA sanctioned Little League Folkstyle Tournament held in Morgan as they shouted out wrestling techniques and praise for the young wrestlers. Dressed in singlets and headgear or t-shirts and shorts, approximately 340 wrestlers came from as far away as Pinedale, Magna, Bear River, Heber City, South Jordan, Evanston, and everywhere in between.

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

Steve was born in Kingsville, Texas.  He grew up in Laramie, Wyom.  Growing up he loved being outside with his animals.  Wood graduated from Laramie High School where he participated in basketball, FFA, band and choir.  

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

Superintendent Doug Jacobs introduced Madison Beardall as the student board member for the 2013-14 school year.  She was selected from a group of five applications.  The selection committee included the school board president, high school principal, and district superintendent.

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

John Jack Draper, United States Marine, and resident of Morgan recently passed away joining the ranks of the many heroes President Ronald Reagan classified as the “Greatest Generation,” whose ranks are diminishing at a rapid rate. 

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

While the Morgan County School Board seeks an option to congested city streets during school arrival and dismissal, Morgan City officials said they are still seeking financing options for a new bridge at the end of Young Street.  The bridge would span the Weber River, connecting Young Street to Commercial Street near the Morgan County Fairgrounds.

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

Recently it was reported that Morgan is becoming the new home of a Glenn J Kimber Morgan Academy.  While the owners are seeking to build a new facility to house the school, they are still seeking to offer educational experiences for the people of the community.  

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

Thank you to everyone who has shown support for us during the last 7 months. 

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

Susanne Skeen has been involved with 4-H nearly her entire life.  She was recently recognized for 35 years of volunteering her head, heart, hand, and health.  

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

Laurie Moore and Chris and Susan Moore are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Breanne to Kelby Turk, son of Larry and Katie Turk Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

Saturday, Nov. 9, the Morgan MTB Race Team traveled to the revered mountain bike destination of Moab to compete in this year’s Utah High School Cycling League State Championships.  The Morgan team fielded 21 racers to compete in what turned out to be an incredible finish to an already fantastic season.

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

City, county and school board leaders are considering negotiating tax incentives that could bring $6.2 million in taxable value improvements to the county in the form of an expansion of the Young Automotive Group.

15 Nov 2013 (All day)

News reporter and author Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” On Monday, Nov. 11, Morgan Middle school students celebrated Veteran’s Day by honoring the many brave Morgan residents who have fought valiantly for our rights and freedoms.  

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Many of those involved in family history in Morgan may not know that we have a celebrity/expert in our midst.  

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Our team standings for this week are in 1st place is Northrop Grumman and team members are Bryan Chappell, Pat Olsen, Pat Bird, and Randy Glanville.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

On Oct. 23, Trojan runners climbed aboard the team bus for the last time this season en route to Sugarhouse Park. The venue is familiar among running enthusiasts as the cross country state championships have been held here for decades. 

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Morgan Elementary School was recently recognized as a recipient of the 2013 Utah High Performing Title I Schools Recognition.  The Utah State Office of Education recognized Morgan Elementary as a Utah Title I school that is able to demonstrate high levels of student achievement. 

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.  Local churches, merchants and communities partner together to share this act of love during this season of thanksgiving in preparation for the celebration of Christmas.  Please join together in preparation for National Collection Week, November 18-25.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County School District was one of three Utah schools named to the fourth annual AP District Honor Roll.  The College Board recognizes districts that simultaneously increased access to Advanced Placement courses while maintaining or increasing the number of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP tests.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

On Saturday, Oct. 26, over 1,200 parents, children and friends got in the Halloween mood with a “Trunk or Treat” hosted by Young Ford. 

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Among some of our community members we do not see the kind of patriotism that once brought us all to our feet as we listen to the national anthem or recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  There are debates as to whether we should remove the words “under God” from the pledge.  Service in our military has become more of a job rather than a solemn duty of patriots.  Such were the thoughts of many who attended the Sons of the Utah Pioneers’ monthly meeting held on Oct. 21.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

 
Elder Curtis M. DeYoung, son of Mark and Marcene DeYoung of Peterson, has honorably returned from serving a 25 month mission.  
He was called to the California Carlsbad Mission where he served for 21 months, then finished the last 4 months in the new California Irvine Mission which he helped establish.
He will be speaking in the Peterson Ward on November 10, at 10:45 am.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

 
Elder Josh Nelson has returned from serving honorably as a full time missionary to the Roseville, California mission. He will give his report Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Rock Chapel at 11 a.m.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Five generation pictures are naturally hard to come by, but this five generation shot has a particularly unique story behind it.  

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

On Sunday, Nov. 3, cousins Matt Peterson and Cameron Jones, both Morgan natives, took fourth place in the #9 Shoot-Out at the CINCH United States Team Roping Championships National Finals of Team Roping in Oklahoma City, Okla.

8 Nov 2013 (All day)

Morgan City voters cast their ballots Tuesday to retain all incumbents on the Morgan City Council.  

6 Nov 2013 - 17:38

Morgan City voters cast their ballots Tuesday to retain all incumbents on the Morgan City Council. 
Jim Egbert ran unopposed for anther mayoral term, while councilman Mike Kendell ran unopposed for another two years on the city council.  Egbert received 337 votes and Kendell received 322.
Political newcomer Jaden Ingle, 19, unsuccessfully took on incumbents Ray W. Little and Shelly L. Betz.  Little, with 48 percent of the vote, and Betz, w ith 45.5 percent of the vote, will each serve another four years on the city council.  Ingle received 40 votes (5.9 percent) compared with Little’s 326 and Betz’s 309.
 

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

As another fall season goes by, we congratulate and thank all those involved in coaching and refereeing in our valley.  

1 Nov 2013 (All day)

 
In a crazy finish to the high school football regular season, the lights beamed a little bit bright in Salt Lake at Judge Memorial on Friday night. 
The region title and playoff seeding was on the line as the Morgan Trojans put their undefeated region record on the line, hoping to stop a Judge team that had been on a roll after two early losses.