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27 May 2011 (All day)

Flooding challenges continue in the county as record rainfall adds to already fully saturated ground.  Rainfall across the state are at record levels  and flooding is occurring all along the course of the Weber River.  

27 May 2011 (All day)

The Morgan High School  class of 2011 will graduate this evening at 7:00 p.m.  Congratulations students!  Below is the graduating class in alphabetical order:

22 May 2011 - 14:49

Don left the love of his life Shirley “Liz” Hammons Creager to join his parents Lester and Alta Richins Creager on May 19, 2011.  He died of a massive heart attack at McKay Dee Hospital.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the South Morgan Cemetery.  A viewing will be held Monday, May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary and Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Interment will be at the South Morgan Cemetery.

22 May 2011 - 14:45

Marjorie Rogers Tueller
April 3, 1921 – May 20, 2011

Marjorie Rogers Tueller, 90, peacefully passed away on May 20, 2011, in Bountiful, Utah.

Funeral services are Friday, May 27th , 11:00 at the LDS Canyon Park Ward, 1190 E. Bountiful Hills Dr., Bountiful, UT. There will be a visitation at the church 9:30-10:30 prior to the service.

Interment in the South Morgan Cemetery.

20 May 2011 (All day)

A long time ago there was a cowboy named Wyatt Earp.  He lived alone in a cave.  Everybody thought he was crazy because he believed in the spirit of the west.  The mayor didn’t like Wyatt because he lived in a cave and was poor.  He didn’t realize what a great cowboy he was.  The mayor decided he can’t go to the party.

20 May 2011 (All day)

On April 29-30, five Morgan FFA members competed in the Utah Envirothon at the Bear River Bird Refuge. The members of the Envirothon team were the following: Nate Buchanan, Isaac Cannon, Danielle Morgan, Megan Stapley, Brittney Visage, and Megan Haslam as their coach.   

20 May 2011 (All day)

Congratulations to our MHS Drama program for repeating as Region 11 Champions (back to back) and also 2011 State Champions.  Although no trophies were handed out, most of our students qualified for state with a superior rating.  Special recognition also goes to Jacob Fresques for receiving the National Musical and Theater award; and to Mr. Adam Slee for being voted Drama Director of the Year.

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

The eighty-fourth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake Building.

We will be honoring 128 graduates for their completion in excellence in the Book of Mormon, New Testament, Old Testament and Doctrine and Covenants as well as scripture mastery.

This special evening is under the direction of President John Porter of the Morgan Utah Stake and President Clark Mower of the Morgan Utah North Stake.

Principal Russell Tibbitts will have the honor of presenting the graduates to both Stake Presidents.  President John Porter will accept the graduates.  Graduates will be awarded their diplomas from their individual bishops.

Representing the graduating class to speak will be Jannae Somerville and Kessa Clemens with the Class of 2011 performing a musical number.  The public is invited.

The Morgan Seminary Faculty consists of Russell Tibbitts, Principal.  The instructors include Lance Andersen, Stephen Dredge, Michael Phelps and Janet L Randall as Secretary.

20 May 2011 (All day)

On Tuesday May 3rd the FFA held their annual Banquet. The teams that competed in many different events, such as horse judging, farm business, and agriculture mechanics were recognized for their efforts. The Morgan FFA has received sweepstakes 19 years in a row. This award is for the chapter that has a team for each contest and scores well in each event. All of our teams have helped us to win this award.

20 May 2011 (All day)

When school is dismissed on May 26th, families look forward to a summer of swimming, camping, baseball, and various summer activities.  Many families still include reading as an important and pleasant summer activity.  We as educators know the importance of summer reading and here are some specifics to encourage the enjoyment of reading during your child’s summer vacation.

20 May 2011 (All day)

Finally blue skies and sunshine greeted the Region 11 track athletes as they met, May 11-12, at Ben Lomond High School to battle for the Track and Field Championship.  It has been several years since region was held at Ben Lomond, but with the new surface on their track and adjustments made to some of their field event areas, they were ready to host the big meet.

20 May 2011 (All day)

Four members of the Morgan Girls Golf team traveled to the Mountain View Golf Course in Salt Lake City last Wednesday for the 3A Girls Golf State Championship. After 18 holes of golf in favorable conditions, the team placed 11th in the final standings.  Based on scoring throughout the year, the following golfers played in the State tournament.  Senior Emili Ballantyne; juniors Camille Wheatley, Danielle Rice, and sophomore Kinzee Dawson.  Leading the way for Morgan was Emili with a round of 98.  Next up for Morgan was Kinzee with a round of 111.  Rounding out the scoring for Morgan were Danielle and Camille with a 117.  Many thanks to Dick Apedaile and Dennis Peterson for their coaching and the time they spent with these girls.  With several underclassmen playing prominent roles, the golf team is setting up to be very good in the coming years. 

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

Attending: Chairman Tina Kelley, Members Howard Hansen, Ned Mecham, Lyle Nelson

Absent: Members Ronda Kippen and Robert Kilmer

20 May 2011 (All day)

The flooding situation has been holding steady although the continuous rain will create additional problems in the days ahead.  The current problems are the bridge in Croydon near the Holcim Cement Plant that keeps flooding over the road. The county is keeping it under control by removing debris that is getting stuck in the bridge. 

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

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

May 8th thru May 14th, with a total of 147 calls:

20 May 2011 (All day)

As preparations are being finalized for the annual Relay for Life event, the children of our community are leading the way as they participate in activities to raise funds for the fight against cancer.

20 May 2011 (All day)

Last week was the National Genealogical Society  Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.  One of the speakers reviewed the history of the Hunley.  The Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship.  Unfortunately, her crew also died.  It was a confederate ship.  It was one of the first ships to use a screw propeller instead of a paddle wheel and it was powered by a crew that manually turned a crankshaft to drive the propeller.

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Mary Louise Walker to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 2, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by May 31.

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Rosella Compton to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 7, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 2.

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

Nick Wilde, son of Jamie and Dana Wilde, has been called to serve in the Washington, Tacoma Spanish Speaking Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He will speak at the Rock Church on Sunday, May 22nd at 11:00 a.m. He enters the MTC on June 1st.

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Don Gayle Butters to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 2.

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

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

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Paul Stuart to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 2, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by May 31.

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Grant Paskett to celebrate his 94th birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 20, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by May 18.

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

Janice Elaine Heizer was born May 16th 1931 at Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT to Elizabeth Mae Divett and Edwin F. Heizer. She married Don Ely Durrant in the Salt Lake Temple on June 26th 1952. Janice graduated from Weber Junior College in Ogden as well as Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She taught school for 36 years. Some of the places she taught included Houston, Texas, Anchorage Alaska, Prattville Alabama, Ogden and Morgan Utah. Janice has 3 sons, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. We love you and wish you a Happy Birthday!

20 May 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Airport is planning a fly-in at the airport for June 4.  The event will have displays of World War II vehicles including Jeeps, motorcycles, and airplanes.   It is a chance for residents to see the aircraft of World War II up close.

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

Morgan FFA won sweepstakes for the 19th year in a row.  The sweepstakes award was instituted twenty years ago.  For every year since the first year Morgan has won the competition. The sweepstakes award is given to the chapter with the most points earned in career development throughout the year.  

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

Morgan FFA won sweepstakes for the 19th year in a row.  The sweepstakes award was instituted twenty years ago.  For every year since the first year Morgan has won the competition. The sweepstakes award is given to the chapter with the most points earned in career development throughout the year.  

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

Morgan FFA won sweepstakes for the 19th year in a row.  The sweepstakes award was instituted twenty years ago.  For every year since the first year Morgan has won the competition. The sweepstakes award is given to the chapter with the most points earned in career development throughout the year.  

20 May 2011 (All day)

 

After a brief hiatus while the city finalized the new playground equipment and prepared for the summer events, the city is back on the trail towards a splash pad.  The city proposed a splash pad to residents last year after discussions with a number of residents in the county as well as visits to splash pads in other cities.  Morgan City is making this a community project and planning to primarily fund the construction of the splash pad with donated funds, material, and labor from local businesses and residents.  The city feels confident that they can raise the funds required.

13 May 2011 (All day)

A surprising number of Morgan School District employees are going to join the ranks of the retired this year.  Ten of our stalwart members have decided it’s time to move on to future endeavors and adventures.

13 May 2011 (All day)

On May 6, the Morgan  Elementary Kindergarten students took a field trip to Diamond D Ranch.  Our FFA members  got to help them  learned about horses, cows, baby animals, crops, roping, barrel racing, Keyhole and Goat Tying. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan Empowered provided a program last Thursday at the high school where they presented ideas for activities for kids this summer.  The program began with a story teller who provided entertainment and education.  His style was engaging and entertaining and his messages gave good food for thought.

13 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan Middle School took ten 7th graders and ten 8th graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  All 20 students scored in the top 50% of those participating in the state competition.  Special congratulations are given to Jenna Carter, Elizabeth Preslar, Shad Boswell, Elizabeth Peterson, Courtney Fairbourn, Dietrich Streuber, and Daryion Stuart for scoring in the top 25%.  Our students did great considering we were competing with all schools participating this year no matter their size. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

On Saturday April 30, the track teams attending the Morgan High “Pocket Change” Invitational found snow laying on the field and one inch of snow in the stands.   But some blue sky and sunshine was also a welcome guest.  Everyone pitched in with snow shovels and cleared the stands and the throwing areas of the snow and the thirteen teams that made the trip began the days competition.  

13 May 2011 (All day)

On May 6 and 7,  Trojan Track athletes loaded the bus and made the annual trip to the BYU Invitational.  This was the 101 year of the meet.  To get to BYU athletes have to meet certain qualifying standards set by the invitational. It is always a great place to be and this year the weather was warm and inviting.  Many PR (personal records) were attained and the weather could have contributed to the good performances. This was the warmest track meet of the year and a welcome change from the 40 degree rainy, cold,  meets of March and April.

13 May 2011 (All day)

Shay Hatch, Whitney Titus, Hannah McDermott, Eden Farnsworth and Talisha Bambrough played their last regional game at Wilkinson Recplex against Judge Memorial on Thursday, May 5, 2011. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

 

Sinclair

By W. Ford Porter

Age 10

 

 

Beep, Beep, Beep! Rex woke up sweating from his now normal nightmare.  His parents and he has been driving down a three lane highway at 10 o’clock at night. His Dad was driving and a drunk driver in a semi swerved towards their car.  Dad swerved a little to the left.  Another truck driver appeared on the left and swerved into their car also.  Dad swerved to the middle lane now. As his Dad slowed, so did the other trucks.  At the same time both drivers swerved to the center smashing the car between the pick up and the semi.  Rex remembered looking up, seeing one gigantic boulder coming down the mountain. As Rex glanced to the semi driver he thought he saw the driver turn to smoke and drift out the window. Looking at the other driver, he too turned to vapor and was gone.  That was the last thing Rex saw before the boulder came crashing down, killing his parents and taking his left leg for life.  The only difference between this dream and the others was this one had happened on year ago in Rex’s real life and it hadn’t stopped since. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

The Latter-day Saint Cherokee Family based in Milton, Utah celebrated their 20th year of organization this last week end.   They started with ninty people coming from all over the United States for the occasion by having a special “all day” experience at the Salt Lake City, Temple, with special speakers from the Temple Presidency, and  doing temple work for their Cherokee ancestors.   Saturday, they met at the Milton, Utah, LDS Ward Chapel for an all day celebration, with several  national speakers and an elaborate Cherokee Feast.   The Latter-day Saint speakers each spoke for one hour on:

13 May 2011 (All day)

Last month FamilySearch announced that there are now more than 140 genealogical online training courses on FamilySearch.org.  I have written somewhat about these, in the past, but thought given the large increase in courses that it was worth another mention.

13 May 2011 (All day)

On Tuesday former county council administrator Garth Day appeared in Federal Court and plead not guilty to six federal counts.  Day made his first appearance in federal court before Judge Sam Alba.

13 May 2011 (All day)

Mayor Egbert reported to the city council on Tuesday that the city is taking action to prepare for potential flooding.  The city contracted with Mecham Brothers to clean the canal near the home of Susan Ralston and also built a dike to try to keep her home from flooding.  The also have placed sand bags in other locations.

13 May 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 1 thru May 7, with a total of 153 calls:

13 May 2011 (All day)

Last week an editorial commentary was submitted labeling the Morgan County Airport as a “heavily subsidized” burden on the taxpayers, and a “ridiculous” use of funds for something used by a minority of the county residents.  While everyone is entitled to an opinion and has a right to voice it, a little more research and thought regarding the issues will often alter one’s point of view:

13 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. The program receives support from the Morgan Conservation District, 1st Bank, Diamond D Ranch, J Reverse J Cattle Company, and Morgan County.

13 May 2011 (All day)

Rick and Erin McAllister are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Brecken to M. Andrew Eagar on Friday, May 13, 2011 in the Provo LDS Temple.  

13 May 2011 (All day)

 

May 23, 1944-May 10, 2011

 

NORTH OGDEN – In the early hours of May 10, 2011, an angel slipped quietly and peacefully back into the arms of a loving Father in Heaven.

Joan Durrant Ferrin was born in Morgan, Utah on May 23, 1944. She attended Morgan High School where she was drum majorette, played the flute, and served as the diary princess. It is also where she met the boy who for nearly 50 years, would affectionately call her “My Sweetheart.”

13 May 2011 (All day)

 

Dan Scott Sommers, 55, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at his home of cancer.

He was born June 10, 1955 to Shirley Randall and Dan Sommers.  He was raised in Morgan and graduated from Morgan High School and Weber State College.

13 May 2011 (All day)

MORGAN – Lila Thomas Marchant Christiansen, 87, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the home of her daughter Marilyn in Manti, Utah.  She rejoined her beloved husband Rellus after 49 years.