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20 Aug 2010 - 06:00

LAYTON – Lorene Campbell Crook Andersen Barker, 91, passed away Monday, August 16, 2010 in Bountiful, UT.

20 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Lyle Nelson is a candidate for County Council District 2.  He is running against James Montgomery.  Nelson was born in Utah and has lived most of his life here.  He spent many years in Sunset, but was looking for a good environment in which to raise his children.  He found that in Morgan and has lived here for the past 21 years.  He is married, has four grown children and seven grandchildren. 

20 Aug 2010 - 06:00

The County’s independent auditor reported in his findings in the council meeting on Tuesday.  The first item he reported upon was the Stoddard Bridge project.  Some questions had been raised about whether money had been appropriately handled and the council had asked for a special audit of these funds. 

20 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Kelie Babcock, Morgan High graduate and current Miss Wheelchair Utah won an award at the Miss Wheelchair America Pageant last week. See Page 11 to read about it. 

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

     Three players from Morgan teamed up to win gold at the Utah Summer Games in the collegiate division.  Sixteen teams comprised of college players throughout the state of Utah and Idaho were eliminated as our local girls went undefeated through pool play, and the tournament to finish first and win the gold medal.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Morgan City awarded the contract for street maintenance on Rose Drive to Wilkinson Construction at a special meeting on Monday afternoon.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

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A Richville fire claims 40 acres.
A very young Ernie Durrant was one of the men to accept the 1999 Safety Commendation Award for Holnam’s (now Holcim) cement plant.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

It was a week of fun filled events and competition at the Morgan County Fair.  Activities steadily increased throughout the week to a crescendo on Friday and Saturday.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

   If you are a long time PAF user (Personal Ancestral File, the free record manager available from FamilySearch) and want to continue using PAF, but also take advantage of the features of new FamilySearch, consider FamilyInsight.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Anna Tibbits of Morgan won an essay contest put on by the Morgan County Library. Librarian Valarie Hancok gives the award to Anna that a recent council meeting. Looking on is County Attorney Jann Farris.  The Morgan County News is proud to bring it to our readers ...

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

The person who invents the technological device capable of correctly predicting the future will become the wealthiest person in the world.  History is painted with those individuals that have attempted to look into the crystal ball of imagination and accurately determine what will happen in the next five, fifty, or  one hundred years.  Sometimes these prognostications come close to reality and at other times they miss the mark by a considerable distance.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan Board of Education has approved a small tax increase to cover the costs of debt service and the elementary reading program.  The action followed a Truth in Taxation Hearing held at their regular meeting on August 10.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00
Horse Races Down Popular Street and Baseball Games on the Public Square

The Morgan County Fair is promoted as “The Biggest Little Fair in Utah.”  After watching only a fraction of the work that was done by Fair Board members while in the newspaper office, it is certainly possible that they actually do just as much work as those in charge of the bigger fairs in the state.  

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

As the election approaches some individuals in the county may not know which voting district they reside in.  As we continue to meet the candidates we thought it would be good to help educate our readers know about which voting district they are in and which candidates will be on their ballot this fall.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

One week ago, August 5 and 6, was the Morgan County Fair annual rodeo.  Scheduled were the traditional competitions such as barrel racing, calf roping, and bronco busting.  
The crowds were there to support and cheer them on as well.

13 Aug 2010 - 06:00

Is the hot weather getting you down?  Are you looking for a way to cool off?  The Morgan City Council is working on a project to come to your rescue.  
The city has been exploring an upgrade and renovation to Riverside Park.  The city would like to replace the playground equipment, add sidewalks, and renovate the bathrooms.  The city is also exploring adding a splash pad.

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

    Fire Chief Dave Rich presented at the County Council meeting on Tuesday night at the request of Council Chairman Creager.  Rich reported to the council that the fire department had responded to a fire near the county’s television antennae.  As they were travelling to the site, one of the county’s brush trucks repeatedly slipped out of gear causing delays and a safety hazard.

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

    At the council meeting on Tuesday night, the Clark family presented to the council about a proposal brought to them from UDOT (the Utah Department of Transportation).  UDOT has been working with the Clarks and Morgan City to arrange to trade land in the city’s industrial park to build a new facility to house the State’s road maintenance vehicles and supplies. 

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

 Council Members Attending: Donald Mathews, Rodney Haslam, Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

    Chairman Creager took about an hour to review the state of the county’s finances in the council meeting on Tuesday night.  The information he shared was intended to prepare the council for the presentation by the independent auditor scheduled for the next council meeting.  It also provided background for the mid year review of the budget where the Council makes adjustments to account for unexpected expenditures and to take into account grants awarded to the county.

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

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Mrs. James Taggart of Lewiston, Utah and Mrs. Henry Taggart of Salt Lake City visited here a short time Sunday at the homes of their cousins Mr. Bert Dickson and Mrs. Geo Hansen. They were at Como Saturday for the Taggart reunion.

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

     Over the next few weeks I will provide a review of Record Managers. I will begin with RootsMagic.  RootsMagic has two products.  They have a free product called RootsMagic Essential and a more full featured product that sells for $29.95.  In my experience the $29.95 is well worth the cost.

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

    Brenda Nelson is the current County Recorder for Morgan County.  Nelson is facing off against Kimlyn Porter for the recorder job in the Fall election.
    Nelson is a 21 year resident of Morgan County.  She grew up in Sunset and lived in Clearfield, but moved to find a great place for raise a family.  She found what she was looking for in Morgan County.

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

    Garth Day, County Council Administrator tendered his resignation today.  He is required under his employment contract to give ninety days notice.  Day indicated that his last day will be November 1, 2010.  He expressed that he is resigning to “pursue other interests.”  He is giving more notice than required to help the county have time to find a replacement and have a smooth transition. 

6 Aug 2010 - 06:00

     The Morgan County Fair Royalty contest was held Monday morning August 2nd 2010. Young ladies from around the county competed for the chance to win one of the royalty positions. The girls are divided into groups according to age/grade in school. They began with personal interviews with the judges, then on to present a short speech, modeling, and answering impromptu questions. The contest then moved to the Morgan County Fairgrounds where they competed in the horsemanship portion. The winners were announced at the Junior Rodeo that night. 

30 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Blaine Breshears is a long time Morgan resident.  His family moved from West Valley to Morgan in 1979.  Breshears attended school in Morgan and graduated from Morgan High in 1987.

30 Jul 2010 - 06:00

The past few years have seen many entrants providing software for family history. The new FamilySearch pedigree software has added significantly to this mix for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

30 Jul 2010 - 06:00

There are several things that I remember about visiting my Grandma Frances when I was young; Grandma was petite, standing only about 4’6” short and living alone in her spacious farmhouse.  She was small but very active and just a bit feisty if one chose to disagree with her or tease her about something. 

30 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Glenn Wright is the Democratic candidate for Utah House District 53.  Wright says that he is “not a typical Utah politician.”  Wright was born in New Jersey, and he grew up in the Northeast where his father worked in textiles.

30 Jul 2010 - 06:00

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23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Mel Brown has a family tradition of political service.  His father ran for the state legislature when Brown was young, and he and his brother have both served as Utah’s speaker of the house.  Brown is a man who has years of experience in the legislative process, and strong connections to the area he serves.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

When one gets involved in politics in Morgan County it is only a matter of minutes before encountering Larry Hatch.  Hatch is easily the most active person in the County in politics.  He serves as the Chairman for the Republican Party.  Although Hatch clearly communicates conservative values, he has been diligent in ensuring that all voices and all viewpoints be heard, whenever possible.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

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Residents throughout the county gathered at Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green to join in the festivities celebrating the arrival of pioneers to Utah. The celebration has become an annual tradition and includes activities for the whole family.
Kenneth Thomas Adams, 90 of Porterville, passed away on July 27, 2005.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

I love baseball! Like many boys, I was signed up for my little league team when I was seven. Ever since then, I have played either baseball or softball. Yes, when I became an old geezer, I had to change to softball.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

FamilySearch, a nonprofit sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has family history centers dotting the globe.  There are more than 4,500 family history centers in more than eighty countries around the world.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Lisa Kennison Wood, 43, North Salt Lake, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2010 after suffering cardiac arrest while jogging. She was born in Glendale, Arizona and grew up in northern Utah.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

In my 40+ years of growing up and being a resident in the State of Utah, I’ve had the opportunity to be taught in many Utah History classes and in many LDS Church History classes.

23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

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23 Jul 2010 - 06:00

The Smedleys and Smiths can truly be called pioneers of this area in Morgan County. Pioneers are visionaries for change and finding a better way, they are passionate enough about their vision to make a plan, and then they have the courage and the willingness to put all of their cards on the table in order to make their dream become reality. “If you aren’t willing to take a risk,” said Joanne, “you’ll never get anything done.”

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

I predict  Southern Utah football will beat Cal Poly on Oct 16!
I think the score will be Southern Utah  66 Cal Poly  22.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Last week I focused on resources that are not available online.  Unfortunately, this still represents the majority of family history records.  This week I will  focus on the main sites where you can find online records.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

2005
 The Morgan High Class of 1943 met on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the Daughters of the Utah Pioneer building. They had a dinner, and talked of old times. Of the Class of 1943, there were 13 members of the class at the reunion.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Some of you know that this is almost the anniversary of my mom’s death two years ago  and those that do probably know that I am a complete and total Momma’s Boy! What can I say, she loved me! She took good care of me and I hope that I took good care of her when she needed me.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Morgan- Gale Floyd Allen, 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday, July 8, 2010. He was born March 12, 1920 in Morgan, Utah, to Herbert and Noreen Olsen Allen. He was the youngest of six children.

16 Jul 2010 - 06:00

Mountain Green - Landon Richard Smith, beloved son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend left this earth on July 9, 2010. Landon, 25, was born August 29, 1984 to Gregory and Deborah Smith in Ogden Utah.