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September 1, 2011

The heart of genealogy is the evidence that forms our conclusions.  We search for clues of our ancestors among the records of the past.  All of genealogical research focuses on a name, a place, and a time.  Finding that elusive record that contains our ancestor is the key to success.

 

September 1, 2011

Several months ago the county council changed the body that hears appeals to planning commission and county council decisions.  The county had previously had a board of volunteers that heard the appeals cases.  The council had been struggling to have enough volunteers to keep the appeals board working.  They also had challenges with the appeals board keeping current on the knowledge necessary to make good decisions.  Appeals are rare, and the law and county codes are complex.  Last year the chairman of the appeals board wrote to the council about his concerns relating to the capability of the board to render good decisions.

 

September 1, 2011

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Earl J Banner, age 74, passed peacefully away on Thursday September 1st.   He was born on May 14, 1937 in Declo, Idaho to Clarence LeRoy and Olevia Hymas Banner.  He learned many lessons and skills that carried him through the rest of his life working beside his father and brothers on the family farm.  After graduating from Declo High School he attended University of Idaho before serving a LDS mission to Samoa, where he learned to love the Polynesian people.  He attended Brigham Young University and met his sweetheart, Nyla Wilcock.  They were sealed for eternity on June 14, 1962 in the Salt Lake Temple.  

August 25, 2011

1752 is an important year in family history.  It is the year that most of Europe switched their calendars.  The Julian calendar did not coincide perfectly with the earth’s orbit and added eleven minutes each year.  The Gregorian calendar (which we use today) was introduced in 1582, but only a few countries in Europe adopted it.  

 

August 25, 2011

 

My family moved to Morgan in September 1929.  We lived on what is now Commercial St. – we called it String Street when we lived there.  

Como would open on Memorial day.  However, my sister’s birthday was June 6th so that was the date each year that we would begin our summer swimming.  One of their advertisements was “Swim in water fit to drink”

 

Editors Note:

August 25, 2011

Raymond Keith Larson passed away peacefully at home on August 24, 2011 after a short battle with cancer.  Keith was born on April 19, 1931 in Morgan Utah to Raymond Parley and Ann Giles Larson. He graduated from Morgan High School, and attended Weber State College and later graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science  and Masters degree in Education. He served in the Northwestern States Mission for the LDS Church.  After his mission he joined the Air Force and served in Japan as an Instrument Panel Instructor for 3 years.  He met his sweetheart and eternal companion, Nora Howard at BYU. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 7, 1960. Together they have 9 children 32 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.  He taught Math and Science at Pleasant Grove High School and was also a counselor. He returned to teaching math at Orem Jr. High.  He served as an ordinance worker in the Mt. Timpanogos temple. Keith and Nora together served in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission for the LDS Church. 

 

August 25, 2011

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the 100th annual Morgan County Fair.  It would not have been possible without all of the people who donated their time to ensure the fair was a success.  I greatly appreciate all the support and dedication of the fairboard members and committees.  They are the reason the fair was so successful.  There are so many people who stepped up and worked non stop to make sure things were done.  A special thanks to our families who spent countless hours helping with whatever needed to be done.  Thanks to the County Council members that volunteered to help through out the fair.  I would also like to thank Rod and his crew for prepping the fairgrounds and maintaining them throughout the fair.  If I missed anyone who helped, I greatly appreciated all you did to make the Morgan County Fair the Best Little Fair in Utah.

 

August 18, 2011

The 100th Anniversary of the Morgan County Fair was a successful one for the 4-H program. With over 180 fair exhibit entries, 171 4-H Livestock animals sold, two nights of Horse 4-H, the 4-H Teen Council face painting booth, and the Morgan 4-H Robotics club booth, the Morgan County 4-Hers stayed busy!

 

August 18, 2011

The Morgan Valley has been carpeted with lush green for most of the summer and the hills and valleys continue to clothe in the colors of summer.  It’s hard to imagine that school will be back in session next week!  Following are some random thoughts about the upcoming year and what we can expect to see as the year progresses.

 

August 18, 2011

 

Welcome home Elder Miner!

Elder Miner served in the Chili Osorno mission. He will be speaking this Sunday at 11am in the Rock Church.

 

Welcome home Elder Miner!

August 18, 2011

Morgan High School has been doing a 2 week Theatre Camp every summer for numerous years.  This year it was decided to start the Morgan Community Theatre under the Direction of Mr. Adam Slee.  There were Open Auditions on July 8th for everyone in Morgan County.  The auditions were a huge success. There is a lot of talent  in Morgan.  Theatre camp has been held for the last 2 weeks for all the children involved in the play from the ages of 5 to 14 with younger children coming at a later date.  These Children have been wonderful and mastered all of the songs and choreography in just 4 days.  In the evenings we have been having rehearsals for the adult characters and a couple of the main youth characters.  The all community cast Performance of “Annie” will be opening Thursday August 25th at 7pm at the Morgan High School Auditorium, and running for 4 nights (August 25th (Thursday), 26th(Friday), 27th(Saturday), and 29th(Monday).  The proceeds of Annie will be going to the Morgan School District Special Education Department.   

 

August 18, 2011

Each year the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation “Ride for Kids” culminates at the Morgan City Riverside Park.  Some of the children are allowed to make the trip from Salt Lake City to Morgan on the back of a motorcycle or in a motorcycle side car.  Throughout the year, motorcycle groups from Nevada and Utah collect donations for pediatric brain tumor research.   This year the groups raised over $35,000.  

 

June 23, 2011

 

The children of Bill and Kathleen are pleased to announce the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. They were sealed for eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on June 14th, 1961. Their legacy now includes: ten children, 35 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Family and friends of the couple will celebrate this milestone on June 25th at the Rock Church from 3-5 p.m. Those who know and love them are welcome to drop by.

 

June 16, 2011

Money is a subject we all have to deal with. Some of the 4-H members learned that money is no small topic at the Money Day Camp, on June 8th. They learned, through various activities, where to keep their money, how to save their money, and how to spend their money. Throughout the day, these 4-Hers (6th to 8th graders) had to be aware of their choices in saving and spending money.

 

June 16, 2011

 

Public Hearing – Final Adoption of Budget

The city water rate is currently based on a 12,000 gallon monthly minimum.  The current rate is $2.00 per 1,000 for the first 12,000 gallons.  The council approved an increase in the rate to $2.25 for the first 12,000.  That is approximately an 11% increase.  For usage over 12,000 gallons per month the current rate is $3.00 per thousand.  This rate will now increase to $3.25.  The council estimates that this will generate an additional $50,000 in revenue per year.  The city plans to use these additional funds for capital improvement projects that will be needed in the next few years.  The city is planning improvements to 700 East and other projects that will need water system updates to be a part of the total package of improvements.  They new water rates will be effective July 1.

The council could not finalize the approval of tax rates.   The county has not yet provided the numbers.  The council continued that portion of the public hearing until the county provides the new rates.

 

Public Hearing – Final Adoption of Budget

June 16, 2011

After much anticipation the playground equipment at Riverside Park is ready for play!  The city held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the occasion.  Mayor Egbert thanked those who had participated in making the new equipment possible.  He gave particular thanks to Holcim who donated the cement and the labor for the sidewalks around the playground area.  The mayor also thanked the city workers who maintain the parks for their fine work.  The mayor invited David Whitear and Brianne Moore, two seasonal city employees who help with the parks, to cut the ribbon to the new playground.  Surrounded by children, the two cut the ribbon to a roar of applause from those attending.

 

September 25, 2010

The County Council has been handed a challenging situation as they meet in a special session of the council on Tuesday June 21 to fill the council position recently vacated by David Gardiner