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8 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

By Cheryl Ovard

Summit County New Editor

 

 Plant Manager Keith Krugh, was honored to present a Certificate of Recognition and gift to each of the Sterling Scholars for 2011, seniors who have excelled in many categories available in their high school on behalf of Holcim, (US), Inc.  Holcim is a cement plant located in Devil’s Slide. 

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

It may be jumping the gun to write about it, but this last week was an exciting milestone.  It is now less than one year before the 1940 US Census will be released.  For the first time NARA (the National Archives and Records Administration) will be releasing a digitized version of the census at their facility on the day the census is released, April 2, 2012.

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 27 thru April 2, with a total of 189 calls:

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

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

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Monday, April 11 Quilters and anyone else who would like to go can travel to Salt Lake City for shopping at “Wimpole Street”.  Lunch is wherever everyone decides to stop.  Doris Thurgood will be your hostess and volunteer driver.  Please call the center for details.

Wednesday, April 13 - At 12:15 Karyl Chase will be here to talk about Senior Companions and what a vital resource they  and other volunteers are for our communities.  There will also be a few surprises available to our wonderful volunteers.

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

As Larry Hatch stated in his letter to the editor of March 25, the county political parties are holding their organizing conventions, beginning with the Republican Convention on April 9. 

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

Joseph Conrad (JC) Tubbs and Nicole (Nikki) Schwarz were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Friday, February 18,2011.

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

n celebration of her 90th birthday, Fern P. Carter of Morgan will be honored by her family at an open house on Saturday, April 9, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the LDS church building in Porterville.  Everyone is invited to attend.  No gifts please. 

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

The county council rejected the request from the Morgan School District to help fund the new Trojan Centennial Center on Tuesday.  Kelly Wright, former Morgan County Attorney, and President of the Morgan Education Foundation appealed to the council to contribute funds toward the center construction.  Wright conveyed the intent of the school district to open the facility to the public and asked that the county utilize funds from impact fees designated for regional parks.  

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

By Chelsea Fairbourn

TMCN Student Writer

 

 

We are now one week closer to the Northeastern region Sterling Scholar competition and the pressure is building.  First drafts of portfolios have been submitted for proofreading, mock interviews scheduled, and plans to shop for business attire made.  

For the fourteen scholars at Morgan High School, the process has been a blur, but perhaps one of the most valuable experiences of their lives thus far.  

Without further ado, it’s time to meet this week’s four Sterling Scholars:

2 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Tuesday, April 5th - Shopping trip to Ogden immediately after lunch.  Call for reservations.

2 Apr 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.

2 Apr 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.

2 Apr 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.

2 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Carol Elaine Durrant Carter, eighty-one years old passed away on March 29, 2011 at her home in Morgan, Utah.

Carol was born in Morgan on September 8, 1929 to Leland Durrant and Margaret Celeste Dearden Durrant.

2 Apr 2011 (All day)

It is time, once again, to recognize some of the excellent young women and men of Morgan County as we spotlight Morgan High School’s Sterling Scholars.  The Sterling Scholar program’s purpose is to publicly recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership, and citizenship of high school seniors in the state of Utah.  

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

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1 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Cheryl Ovard

Summit County News Editor

 

 Plant Manager Keith Krugh, was honored to present a Certificate of Recognition and gift to each of the Sterling Scholars for 2011, seniors who have excelled in many categories available in their high school on behalf of Holcim, (US), Inc.  Holcim is a cement plant located in Devil’s Slide. 

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

Operation Graduation has committed $12,000 towards the construction of the Trojan Century Center.  The announcement was made by co-chairs Denny and Lucinda Andersen following a meeting with this year’s committee.  

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

Devil’s Slide - The Morgan Education Foundation is happy to announce that funds are already beginning to be received for the Trojan Century Center.  Holcim Cement has graciously donated powder for the concrete in both the Center and the new transportation facility.  Plant Manager Keith Krugh indicates this will be a considerable savings to the district.  

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

Our school system has a dedicated and devoted group of citizens leading the Morgan Education Foundation.  These men and women give of their time and talents to serve the students of our schools. Trustees include:  Kelly Wright, Scott Deru, David Alexander, Bruce Galbraith, Daren Peterson, Becky Weeks, Diana Olsen, Deanne Johnson, Jerry Peterson, Melanie Moore, Scott Duncan, and Jennie Earl.

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Lady Trojans traveled to St George last Thursday and played a softball tournament over the weekend.  The girls came out ready to play, but looked a little rusty due to weather conditions at home.  The Trojans have been practicing every day, but have not been able to practice on their field due to the snow and rain.   

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

Starting April 1, you can’t hunt prairie dogs on public land in Utah. You can start hunting them again, however, starting June 16.

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

By Bill Ross

 

As I mentioned in last weeks article baseball gradually made its way west in the late 1800’s. The Cincinnati Red Stockings went on a tour of the western United States and played exhibition games. As a result of these games many people were introduced to the sport of baseball.

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

How about getting together to talk about bus service? How about on May 3rd at 1:00 or 5:00 p.m.?

People in Morgan County have been talking about busses for a long time. Not about the cost or the schedule. Not about accessible lifts and door to door pickups. Not even about the lack of bus passes.

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

One of the questions I am often asked is, “When are all the family history centers going to close since all the information will be (or is) online.”  Each time I receive this question I shake my head a little in despair.  

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

As a community there our many places we gather and enjoy. Morgan County Library loves being one of those places.  Now it’s time to celebrate the opportunity we have to read, learn and enjoy our wonderful library.  During the month of April we would like to share a few things with our community.  

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

In a move hailed by open government advocates and press organizations statewide the Utah Legislature repealed HB477.  This bill, passed at the close of the previous legislative session,  would have reduced the ability for the public to gain access to government records under the Government Records Access and Management Act.

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 20 thru March 26, with a total of 173 calls:

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

In a letter to current customers Comcast notified those receiving service that they would soon not be available.  The cable provider will be discontinuing services on May 15. 

Comcast has supplied a low cost alternative for customers unable to receive the signal from the county maintained antennae system as well as a full range of premium television service to customers in the county.  

30 Mar 2011 (All day)

Carol Elaine Durrant Carter, eighty-one years old passed away on March 29, 2011 at her home in Morgan, Utah.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the  Rock LDS Church, Morgan 12th Ward Chapel, 10 W. Young Street, Morgan, Utah.
A viewing for friends and family will be on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 45 W. 200 N. Morgan UT and Friday April 1, 20011 from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. at the Morgan 12th LDS Ward, 10 W. Young Street Morgan, UT.

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

Josh Roundy has opened an Edward Jones  branch, to help local people invest their money. 

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

The 3rd grade students at Mountain Green Elementary showed off their invention skills last week as they displayed and demonstrated their Leprechaun traps that they made.  Each student was required to design and construct a Leprechaun trap based on principles that they had learned in class about simple machines.  The students showed amazing creativity and a few of them were certain that they had caught a Leprechaun, unfortunately they all escaped.  Way to go third graders!

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

By Robert Kilmer, Career and Technology Education Director

Throughout the year you can open the newspaper and read about the athletic accomplishments of Morgan High Students.  Morgan has a reputation around the state of being one of the most competitive schools in the state. Very seldom do I go to a meeting around the state when someone does not comment on Morgan High’s accomplishments on the playing field. Many of our athletic programs can and do compete with schools three to four times our size. The students are amazing and have shown over the years a dedication and work ethic that is unsurpassed by other schools in the state.  What you don’t see as often are the accomplishments of the students, athletes, and clubs in the classroom or in educational competitions. While these competitions don’t usually make headlines in the newspapers they still demonstrate the work ethic and accomplishments of Morgan’s students. 

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.