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14 Jan 2011 (All day)

“I am just a kid from Porterville…This is where my heart is and  where I want to serve is Morgan County,“ said Ken Adams, Morgan County School Superintendent.  Adams was born in Porterville, one of eight children in his family.  His father worked at the cement plant for forty-five years.  He also raised cattle, sheep, and mink.

9 Jan 2011 - 22:00

Colleen Butters Follett Geary, 82, passed away peacefully January 5, 2011.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 12 noon at the Pleasant View 10th Ward Chapel, 3602 North 500 West in Pleasant View.  Friends and family may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 45 West 200 North, Morgan, and Monday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the church in Pleasant View.

Interment at South Morgan Cemetery.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Curtis Albert Carrigan and Lindsey DeBoer are delighted to announce their marriage which took place on December 31, 2010 in the Logan Utah LDS Temple. 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

We are only a few weeks away from a brand new conference sponsored by FamilySearch, Ancestry, and the New England Historical Genealogical Society. The conference is called RootsTech and for those who enjoy genealogy and technology it will be a conference not to miss.  It will be held February 10-12 at the Salt Palace. 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 26 thru January 1, with a total of 133 calls:
Animal Complaint: (2) Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Porterville, Stoddard;
Medical: (3) Morgan City;

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

Public Comment
Larry Hatch thanked all of the council for their service.  He requested that the council consider carefully the appointment of a chairman.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

A new year and new old issues of The Morgan County News are opened and ready for another year of looking back at the happenings of Morgan County over the years.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Monday Morning Scores and Standings
1- Western Auto Sprinkler                       37                19
2- Eagle Rock Construction                   321/2          231/2

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

I predict   the Morgan  Trojans  boys basketball team  will beat the Judge Memorial Catholic High Bulldogs on Jan. 7   at 7:30 p.m.  at   the Judge Memorial gym.  
I think  the score will be Morgan 58,  Judge Memorial 48.  I predict  the halftime score  will be  Morgan 32, Judge Memorial 23.
If you can’t  make  Judge game   and     it  watch  live   http://www.mysportsguy.com
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mysportsguy
The last time  Morgan  won  against   Judge Memorial in boys basketball was  57 years ago and  Morgan’s  basketball coach  was Kent Murdock.  
If  you have  quest ens  please email   Daniel Mudrow  at  news@morgannewspaper.com and we will forward the questions to him.
 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

In the December 14, 2010, issue of the Daily Herald in Provo, a State Senator from Utah County made some insinuating comments that have certainly created a stir.  The remarks were demeaning towards local boards of education across the state and the individuals who serve in that capacity. May I share with readers of The Morgan County News some facts about the Morgan County Board of Education? 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Recently Morgan High FFA members Shawn Francis, Katie Spends, Brain Chappell, Christina Anderson, and Miss Haslam all got the chance to go to Indianapolis, Indiana to compete in the FFA Dairy Foods contest. 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Chapter contests for Morgan’s FFA took place December 16, 2010.  The contests that were involved were Creed, Job Interview, and Extemporaneous. 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

Sub for Santa is a fundraiser that Morgan High School puts on every year.  All the money earned from Sub for Santa went to 21 families in the county.  
Sub for Santa took place December 1 – December 21.  In order to get all the cans the FFA members would go around in the mornings during first hour and collect money and cans.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

It’s been a full “first year” for Morgan Empowered, our community organization consisting of volunteers who decided a year ago to organize and work together to “…coordinate family and community resources to empower youth to become responsible and upright adults.”  Combating the plague of drug abuse in our community was the initial catalyst for drawing Morgan County leaders together representing parents, schools, law enforcement, religious organizations, and city, county, and government agencies.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

It’s been a full “first year” for Morgan Empowered, our community organization consisting of volunteers who decided a year ago to organize and work together to “…coordinate family and community resources to empower youth to become responsible and upright adults.”  Combating the plague of drug abuse in our community was the initial catalyst for drawing Morgan County leaders together representing parents, schools, law enforcement, religious organizations, and city, county, and government agencies.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

It’s been a full “first year” for Morgan Empowered, our community organization consisting of volunteers who decided a year ago to organize and work together to “…coordinate family and community resources to empower youth to become responsible and upright adults.”  Combating the plague of drug abuse in our community was the initial catalyst for drawing Morgan County leaders together representing parents, schools, law enforcement, religious organizations, and city, county, and government agencies.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

COLUMBIA, MO — Communities served by community newspapers continue to demonstrate heavy reliance upon their local papers for news and information. Seventy-three percent say they read a local newspaper at least once a week.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The number one story for Morgan County in 2010 was Garth Day.  It seemed that the council administrator position brought controversy with him from the beginning.  First, the position of council administrator, and then the person filling the position became controversial.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The November election is story number two.  2010 will likely be a pivotal year for politics in Morgan County.  Four of the seven seats on the council were up for election.  A fifth seat changed due to the resignation of Rodney Haslam.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Ray P. Whitaker returned to his Heavenly Father surrounded by his family Tuesday December 28, 2010.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 04, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Field Street Church 240 So. 300 West., Morgan.
A viewing will be held at the Walker Mortuary 45 West 200 North; Morgan on Monday January 03, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday morning January 04, 2011 at the Field St. LDS Church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment will be in the South Morgan Cemetery.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Donna Vee was born in Coalville, Utah in the house she was raised in. Her parents were Katie LaRue Lamb and George (Ted) Edward Bowen.
Donna had five brothers and four sisters. Her two oldest brothers and her oldest sister have passed away.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

As this is the last issue of The Morgan County News for 2010, I would like to give some thoughts from me as a person and me as the managing editor and then a few thoughts about 2011.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Those who are regular readers will know that I work for FamilySearch.  In my role there I have responsibility for Patron Services.  My team provides help for individuals around the world to find their ancestors and use FamilySearch software.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

In the Morgan City council meeting on Tuesday the council passed an ordinance banning “synthetic cannabinoids.”  The substance has been given the street name of “spice”.  This follows similar bans by other cities like Ogden and Layton.  The Morgan ordinance is patterned after the Layton Ordinance.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Public Hearing -Resoution 10-39 Adjustment to Budget
The city adjusted revenues down based on actual revenues for the year.  To balance the budget, the council reduced expenditures to compensate for lower revenues.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 19 thru December 25, with a total of 96 calls:

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Story Number three is Ken Adams as Superintendant.  Adams has long been a part of Morgan life.  He has contributed time energy and results to the education of Morgan’s Children.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Story number four is the sheriff’s office.  2010 saw many events in the sheriff’s office.  The year began with two candidates for Sheriff.  Neil Porter and Blaine Breshears.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Story Five - About a Street to Come Alive

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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A marriage license was issued Tuesday in Salt Lake City, to Harold Hutchins Francis of this city and Miss Vesta Elaine Snell of Provo.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

By Doug Johnston
managing editor

I’ve had the opportunity to interview Morgan High School Volleyball Coach, Liz Wiscombe many times before, so as I sat down on Wednesday to interview her about the volleyball team’s recent win of the 3A state championship, it seemed like old times.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

As we move forward and continue to strive for excellence in education for our children, the Morgan County School Board recently approved a new mission statement and beliefs to help guide our efforts.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

At the end of 2009 the county completed the Fairgrounds Parkway and the new bridge that was a part of the project.  2010 saw a verbal battle with the developer, Morgan Valley Partners, to receive payment for the developers portion of the project.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

In June Morgan Elementary Principle Laraine Whitear died of cancer.  Speaking of Whitear, Superintendant Ken Adams said, “Laraine was one of the kindest human beings I have ever been privileged to associate with.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Story number nine is Rod Haslam.  When The Morgan County News did our first interview with Haslam we considered what title to give the article.  After talking about it and considering it we determined to title it “Big Hearted Haslam”.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Ashley Garfield has been one of the outstanding athletes at Morgan High School in 2010. 

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

It was the last county council meeting for council members Sunday, Lundgren, and chairman Creager.  The next council meeting will be in the new year and will see a new council seated and a new chairman chosen.  The council thanked those who were leaving for their service and Chairman Creager took a moment to share his thoughts at the end of his service.  The following are Chairman Creager’s parting remarks to the county:

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Morgan County has had a lot of snow recently, and then a lot of rain. Mix in some warm days and flooding happens.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

At a hearing on Monday the county indicated that the prosecution of Garth Day will likely be handed over to federal authorities.  For the past several months the FBI has been investigating the actions of Day in allegedly committing fraud and forgery at the same time as the county investigation has been proceeding.  The FBI has met with county officials, obtained documents of actions by Day, and identified areas for prosecution. 

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Bob and Ginny Finklea have been called to serve in the South Carolina Columbia mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints..  They will speak at the Morgan Ninth Ward Sacrament Meeting on December 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.  They will enter the Missionary Training Center on January 3, 2011.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Sister Erica Lamb, daughter of Royal D. and Mary K. Lamb of Mountain Green will serve in the Indiana Indianapolis mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She entered the Missionary Training Center on December 15.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held their Christmas program combined with the swearing-in of new officers.  It all started with a spectacular meal catered to about 120 members and guests.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

It seems this time of year is “The Season of Giving,” which seems to mean spending money on material stuff and wrapping them up in fancy paper and bows to let family and friends know how much you care about them.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Morgan Middle School Student Council with some of the food they collected for needy families in Morgan County.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Captain Jonathan LaThell Mecham recently returned home to his wife, Celeste Mecham, and daughters, Cristina and Lisa, in Italy from a 12 month deployment to Afghanistan with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom X.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Often as I am working with genealogists they express sadness that they cannot get more members of their family to become engaged in family history.  Many of them have been doing family history for years.  Sometimes they have rooms full of information on their research and no one in their family with which they can share it.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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“A Full House,” the student body play of the Morgan County High School was presented to a full house last Wednesday evening.
The Morgan Community Christmas Tree Program was a huge success last Saturday.