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14 Jan 2011 (All day)

Last Thursday January 6, the Morgan High Wrestling team traveled to Ogden to take on the Ben Lomond Scots of Ben Lomond.  Morgan dominated the dual winning 58-12. 

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       The Morgan girls Basketball team played the girls from Grantsville high on Tuesday Jan 11th. in Trojan gym. In a totally dominating performance from start to finish, the Lady Trojans destroyed the visitors by a score of 83-15.

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2011 is a centennial year in Morgan.  It is the 100th anniversary of the fair.  The fair board is hard at work making plans for a celebration to mark this momentous anniversary.

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I am writing this at the request of my 96 yr. old mother, Vera Carter.  (She wrote for the paper for many years)

She read the article from Sid Creager about his leaving the Council, he cited one line of the ‘School Song’.

It brought back many memories of her days attending Morgan High and also teaching there.  

It is her request that you print the whole song.  “Maybe there are others that would enjoy ‘remembering’.

Thanks for your consideration.      

Lila Hardy,

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At the School Board Meeting on Tuesday night the school board local building authority approved the issuance of $4 million in bonds for the school building projects.  The bonds will be purchased by Zions Bank.  The bank has agreed to purchase them at the same rate as the subsidized rate under the federal government program used for the bonds.  This means that the school district will be getting interest free money.

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By Mike Shope, Transportation Director and Robert Kilmer, District Transportation

For more than half a century the Morgan School district bus facility has been located on State Street between Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn and Steph’s Drive-in.  Before dawn each morning, you see the parking lot full of buses warming up and getting ready for a day of transporting students. There is a precession of buses leaving in every direction alerting citizens that school will soon be in session. 

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When I was growing up I often heard my father comment, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  I have seen the truth of this countless times in life.  The many garage sales, and the success of them, attest to the accuracy of the statement.  My son was laughing when he came home from a friend’s house a couple of months ago.  He said, “Dad, my friend’s mom came home with deformed candles from a garage sale.  People will buy anything.”

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The Morgan Lions Club met. Dale Pingree of the Pingree Anderson Milling Company and R. R. Dorland, superintendent of the Union Portland Cement company plant at Devil’s Slide, were special guests.

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The Morgan Utah Stake Relief Society invites all women, ages 16 and older, to attend a retreat on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Stake Center.  “Reaching Out” is the theme for the retreat.  Sunday dress will be the attire. 

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 Skyler Brian Prochnow, son of Brian and Cheryl Prochnow has been called to serve in the Madagascar, Antananarivo, Malagasy speaking mission, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Elder Tyler Brooks has returned from a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

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Sheriff Breshears has had many challenges in his first two weeks in office.  As he took office he was already faced with a department poised to hire four new officers to fill vacancies left by officers who had left to pursue higher pay, to replace his position, and to evaluate potential replacements for an officer on leave.  He had stated in his campaign that his goal was to persuade the county council to raise the pay for officers to try to head off the turnover problem faced by the department.

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Morgan City took action this week to close the gap on the budget shortfall the city is facing.  The city is working to address a situation where incoming revenues were $300,000 below expenditures.

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“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? 

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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. 

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Story Five - About a Street to Come Alive

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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.