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April 13, 2014

Bryan Smith is the son of Jeffery and Glenna Smith. Early on, even before his freshman year, Smith knew he wanted to be a Sterling Scholar. To fulfill this dream, he studied hard, kept his options open and made sure to communicate effectively with family, friends and teachers. Keeping his priorities straight was another big key to getting him to where he is now.

Bryan Smith is the son of Jeffery and Glenna Smith. Early on, even before his freshman year, Smith knew he wanted to be a Sterling Scholar. To fulfill this dream, he studied hard, kept his options open and made sure to communicate effectively with family, friends and teachers.

April 13, 2014

Christian Elton is the Morgan High General Sterling Scholar. He is the son of Richard and Candice Elton. Christian loves learning, reading, sports, and girls. Christian plays football, soccer and tennis. He loves anything that has to do with learning.

Christian Elton is the Morgan High General Sterling Scholar. He is the son of Richard and Candice Elton. Christian loves learning, reading, sports, and girls. Christian plays football, soccer and tennis. He loves anything that has to do with learning.

April 13, 2014

Collin Gibb, son of Nathan and Suzanne Gibb, is this year’s Sterling Scholar for vocal performance. His interest in music has stemmed from living in a family where music is valued and has an ever-present influence. He began playing the piano at the age of 6. His mom taught him, but after three years of lessons, he began teaching himself. At the age of 8 he received a guitar for Christmas. Since then, he has been playing and teaching others the basics of the instrument. His guitar playing is accompanied with composition of his own songs, which he performs for friends and family at local acoustic shows. 

Collin Gibb, son of Nathan and Suzanne Gibb, is this year’s Sterling Scholar for vocal performance. His interest in music has stemmed from living in a family where music is valued and has an ever-present influence. He began playing the piano at the age of 6. His mom taught him, but after three years of lessons, he began teaching himself.

April 13, 2014

Ellissa Clark, daughter of Bruce and Jennifer Clark, and is Morgan High School’s Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Sterling Scholar. 

Ellissa Clark, daughter of Bruce and Jennifer Clark, and is Morgan High School’s Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Sterling Scholar. 
Ellissa has been very involved during her high school career by serving as a Utah 4-H State Ambassador, a State Dairy Ambassador and the student body president. 

April 13, 2014

Lauren Casper is the daughter of Dale and Robyn Casper. As a child, she had the privilege of living in Japan with her family. Throughout her time in Japan she learned to love the Japanese people and their rich culture. This cultivated a desire within her to continue to see new places and learn new things. During her time at Morgan High School, she has made sure to take every class available that would increase her knowledge about the various civilizations and cultures throughout the world. 

Lauren Casper is the daughter of Dale and Robyn Casper. As a child, she had the privilege of living in Japan with her family. Throughout her time in Japan she learned to love the Japanese people and their rich culture. This cultivated a desire within her to continue to see new places and learn new things.

April 13, 2014

Rebekah Peterson is the daughter of Rich and Jenn Peterson. Peterson has loved math since she was a young child and that love of math has helped her to excel. Not one to sit back and relax, Peterson has taken on every scholastic, leadership and service opportunity that she could fit into her schedule. As soon as she found out about the Sterling Scholar program, she was immediately interested and was amazed at how her desire to be involved had helped prepare her for this opportunity.

Rebekah Peterson is the daughter of Rich and Jenn Peterson. Peterson has loved math since she was a young child and that love of math has helped her to excel. Not one to sit back and relax, Peterson has taken on every scholastic, leadership and service opportunity that she could fit into her schedule.

April 13, 2014
April 13, 2014

Afton turns 90 this Thursday!  Afton Boyer Anderton was born April 17, 1924, in Coalville, Utah.  She grew up in Hoytsville, attending North Summit schools.  Her gentle and sweet nature earned her the nickname of “Sugar.”  Many of her family and friends still today call her by this name!  Despite her battle with polio as a teenager, Afton enjoyed a wonderful and happy childhood.

Afton turns 90 this Thursday!  Afton Boyer Anderton was born April 17, 1924, in Coalville, Utah.  She grew up in Hoytsville, attending North Summit schools.  Her gentle and sweet nature earned her the nickname of “Sugar.”  Many of her family and friends still today call her by this name!  Despite her battle with polio as a teenage

April 13, 2014

Bob Heiner and Lorraine Richins were born three weeks apart and were raised in neighboring communities.  However, it took 40 years and mutual friends to bring them together after they both endured the untimely death of their high school sweethearts, Cammy Biesinger and Merl Chappell.  

Bob Heiner and Lorraine Richins were born three weeks apart and were raised in neighboring communities.  However, it took 40 years and mutual friends to bring them together after they both endured the untimely death of their high school sweethearts, Cammy Biesinger and Merl Chappell.  

April 13, 2014

When I purchased the newspaper about four and a half years ago I did not understand the genealogical value of community papers. Unlike the large daily newspapers that are struggling to stay alive, community newspapers are, in general, doing well. They provide content that can be found nowhere else. There is very little content online or being written, other than in social media, about the events at a local level. This is the staple of community newspaper content.

When I purchased the newspaper about four and a half years ago I did not understand the genealogical value of community papers. Unlike the large daily newspapers that are struggling to stay alive, community newspapers are, in general, doing well. They provide content that can be found nowhere else.

April 13, 2014

 The Sterling Scholar nominees from North Summit High School and Morgan High School were recognized and honored on March 24, 2014, at the ninth annual Sterling Scholar Recognition Banquet at the Spring Chicken Inn, Morgan.  After each name was read, Holcim (US) Inc. Plant Manager David E. Fletcher presented them with a certificate, as well as a copy of the book by Sean Covey, “The Habits of Highly Effective Teens” as a token of appreciation and remembrance of this evening. 

Cheryl Ovard
SCN Editor and Photographer

April 13, 2014

It seems that every week there is a story about the generosity of people in Morgan County.  This week Mountain Green Elementary was home to such an event.

It seems that every week there is a story about the generosity of people in Morgan County.  This week Mountain Green Elementary was home to such an event.

April 13, 2014

After four years in office and just three months into his second term, Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert somewhat abruptly resigned his position.

After four years in office and just three months into his second term, Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert somewhat abruptly resigned his position.

April 13, 2014

Nicole Ann Reardon and Jason Boyd Carrigan have chosen Saturday April 12, 2014, as their wedding day. A reception will be held in their honor at the Ben Lomand Suites in Ogden Utah from 6:30 p.m until 8:30 p.m. that evening. 

Nicole Ann Reardon and Jason Boyd Carrigan have chosen Saturday April 12, 2014, as their wedding day. A reception will be held in their honor at the Ben Lomand Suites in Ogden Utah from 6:30 p.m until 8:30 p.m. that evening. 

April 7, 2014

The Morgan County Farm Bureau invites all citizens to a Meet the Candidate Night and the annual Farm Bureau issue surfacing meeting. The meeting will be held at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9.
Candidates for State Senate District #18 have been invited as have candidates for House District #53. All candidates who filed for Morgan County offices have also been invited to attend.
Candidates will be given a short time to introduce themselves and an opportunity will be given for the public to ask questions about issues of general interest.
At the end of the candidate portion of the meeting, the Farm Bureau will accept input on issues important to Morgan County residents. Farm Bureau is interested in issues that affect citizens locally, statewide and nationally.
For more information, contact Morgan County Farm Bureau Vice President Randy Sessions at sessions@readytek.net.

The Morgan County Farm Bureau invites all citizens to a Meet the Candidate Night and the annual Farm Bureau issue surfacing meeting. The meeting will be held at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9.

March 30, 2014

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to view the Morgan County Historical Society website, you might want to take a look.  The site now includes the video, “Welcome to Peterson.”  The video/slide show is approximately 15 minutes in length.  It gives a brief history of the early settlement, the four schools, stores and hotel that were located in the community.  Although it is not a complete history of the area, it presents some interesting facts and background information.

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to view the Morgan County Historical Society website, you might want to take a look.  The site now includes the video, “Welcome to Peterson.”  The video/slide show is approximately 15 minutes in length.  It gives a brief history of the early settlement, the four s

March 30, 2014

House Democrats are grateful to the time Senator Jim Dabakis served as the Utah Democratic Party chair and thank him for his service as he resigns the post.

House Democrats are grateful to the time Senator Jim Dabakis served as the Utah Democratic Party chair and thank him for his service as he resigns the post.

March 30, 2014

 
It’s go time. Lagoon Amusement Park will be open weekends beginning Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m. (weather and other factors permitting). 

It’s go time. Lagoon Amusement Park will be open weekends beginning Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m. (weather and other factors permitting). 

March 30, 2014

Courtney L. Wilson has been called to serve in the Bolivia, Cochabamba Mission. 

Courtney L. Wilson has been called to serve in the Bolivia, Cochabamba Mission. 
She will report to the Columbia MTC on April 8, 2014. She is the daughter of Matt and Lynette Wilson.

March 30, 2014

When Morgan High School moved from Region 11 to Region 10 beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, their local sports ticket revenues dropped almost $3,000 while tickets to region and state events more than doubled.

When Morgan High School moved from Region 11 to Region 10 beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, their local sports ticket revenues dropped almost $3,000 while tickets to region and state events more than doubled.

March 30, 2014

Thanks to the many friends who sent birthday wishes to us last month. It was wonderful to hear from you. We still miss all of you. 

Thanks to the many friends who sent birthday wishes to us last month. It was wonderful to hear from you. We still miss all of you. 
~ Lorin and Lillis Tonks

March 30, 2014

We never fully appreciate the value of a small community, friends, family and neighbors until a life-changing event occurs.  On Saturday, March 22, 2014, Wilkinson Construction and Morgan Valley Polaris had a life-changing event.  

We never fully appreciate the value of a small community, friends, family and neighbors until a life-changing event occurs.  On Saturday, March 22, 2014, Wilkinson Construction and Morgan Valley Polaris had a life-changing event.  

March 30, 2014

Veterans of the Vietnam Era, here is your homecoming.  Saturday, March 29, 2014, has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day. The United States was a different place back in the 60s and 70s.  The nation was tired and disgruntled about a war so far away.  It became very unpopular with the American people.  

Veterans of the Vietnam Era, here is your homecoming.  Saturday, March 29, 2014, has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day. The United States was a different place back in the 60s and 70s.  The nation was tired and disgruntled about a war so far away.  It became very unpopular with the American people.  

March 23, 2014

Doug and Bonnie Wright of Mountain Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Their children honored them with a dinner at Ruth Chris restaurant.  A celebration is planned in their honor June 1; the family will take a cruise to Alaska. 

Doug and Bonnie Wright of Mountain Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Their children honored them with a dinner at Ruth Chris restaurant.  A celebration is planned in their honor June 1; the family will take a cruise to Alaska. 

March 23, 2014

Alberta Frongner will celebrate her 90th birthday at Family Tree of Morgan on Saturday, March 1, at an open house from 1:30 – 3 p.m.  All family and friends are invited to attend.  

Alberta Frongner will celebrate her 90th birthday at Family Tree of Morgan on Saturday, March 1, at an open house from 1:30 – 3 p.m.  All family and friends are invited to attend.  

March 23, 2014

Harold W. Orton will celebrate his 90th birthday. Friends and family may attend an open house in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., March 29, 2014, at the Milton Chapel, 1255 N. Morgan Valley Drive, in Morgan.  No gifts. 

Happy 90th Birthday
Harold W. Orton will celebrate his 90th birthday. Friends and family may attend an open house in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., March 29, 2014, at the Milton Chapel, 1255 N. Morgan Valley Drive, in Morgan.  No gifts. 

March 23, 2014

In an effort to complete GIS mapping of the county before the November election, the Morgan County Council approved funding outside help to build 1,685 parcel maps.

In an effort to complete GIS mapping of the county before the November election, the Morgan County Council approved funding outside help to build 1,685 parcel maps.

March 23, 2014

Morgan County Librarian Valerie Hancock hopes to get the community better acquainted with other countries through the theme “Many Lands, Many Friends” for Monday’s family fun night.

Morgan County Librarian Valerie Hancock hopes to get the community better acquainted with other countries through the theme “Many Lands, Many Friends” for Monday’s family fun night.
Seven countries will be represented at the family fun night on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.

March 23, 2014

Birthday Celebrations

Birthday Celebrations

March 23, 2014

Every year, the Morgan FFA chapter has its annual fundraiser of selling Valentine’s Day flowers.  All day long, any assortment of flowers can be seen coming and going from the Ag room.  Many members of the community come out and help the group by purchasing a bundle of roses or a vase of lilies and carnations for their sweethearts.  It’s a big hit every year!  We can always count on the folks in the county to come out and support us.  Sure, the FFA members spend all day wrapping and arranging flowers and delivering them.  But in the end, it’s all worth it to see what we’ve accomplished! Thanks so much to everyone who bought flowers this year!

Every year, the Morgan FFA chapter has its annual fundraiser of selling Valentine’s Day flowers.  All day long, any assortment of flowers can be seen coming and going from the Ag room.  Many members of the community come out and help the group by purchasing a bundle of roses or a vase of lilies and carnations for their sweethearts.  It’s a

March 23, 2014

After you have gathered and compiled your first generation you begin to recognize tools and documents that will assist you as you begin work on the second generation.

After you have gathered and compiled your first generation you begin to recognize tools and documents that will assist you as you begin work on the second generation.

March 23, 2014

Compiling your first and second generations assists you in building skills and understanding the tools and document types that are helpful in building a correct family history.

Compiling your first and second generations assists you in building skills and understanding the tools and document types that are helpful in building a correct family history.

March 23, 2014

Holcim has also been working to support the Read Today program in Morgan Elementary.  Through financial donations and volunteer reading tutors, Holcim has had a very positive impact on literacy at Morgan Elementary School.  

Holcim has also been working to support the Read Today program in Morgan Elementary.  Through financial donations and volunteer reading tutors, Holcim has had a very positive impact on literacy at Morgan Elementary School.  

March 23, 2014

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

March 23, 2014

The kick off for Project Linus started March 3 and will conclude May . Project Linus accepts donated new, handmade, washable blankets for military fallen soldiers as well as seriously ill and/or traumatized children, ages 0 to 18.  In previous years we were only able to accept blankets for children, but we are now expanding to teens, adults and families of fallen soldiers. 

The kick off for Project Linus started March 3 and will conclude May .

March 23, 2014

I just wanted to take a second to share a unique perspective of what happened last Saturday during the 3A state championships held at Southern Utah University.  I say unique because I was likely one of the few people in the Centrum who used to wear a Morgan basketball jersey and who currently has two children attending the opposing school for the boys’ game, Cedar High School.  Also, I had the privilege of representing my employer, Southern Utah University, in the presentation of the medallions just minutes before the two games started.

Dear Editor;

March 23, 2014

We are writing to thank the wonderful young women and young men of Morgan High School basketball teams for a very fun year.

Dear Editor:

March 23, 2014

Each year, Morgan Elementary School students show off their storytelling skills as they compete for the opportunity to represent the school at the annual Weber State Storytelling Festival in Ogden, Utah.

Each year, Morgan Elementary School students show off their storytelling skills as they compete for the opportunity to represent the school at the annual Weber State Storytelling Festival in Ogden, Utah.

March 23, 2014

Last week the Olympic Ice Oval was the host to the Golden Sprint Challenge Track and Field Invitational. 

Last week the Olympic Ice Oval was the host to the Golden Sprint Challenge Track and Field Invitational. 
Track athletes from high schools, colleges from the western states and masters competed on one of the fastest indoor running tracks in the region. 

March 23, 2014

In the past week, the Morgan High School boys basketball team compiled two more wins in their march to the state tournament. 

In the past week, the Morgan High School boys basketball team compiled two more wins in their march to the state tournament. 
With the 78-56 win over Union last Friday, and the 70-60 win over Park City earlier this week, Morgan now stands at 16-6 overall. 

March 23, 2014

Elder Lynn and Sister Eileen Baxter have returned from serving in the South Africa, Johannesburg mission. 

Elder Lynn and Sister Eileen Baxter have returned from serving in the South Africa, Johannesburg mission. 
They will report their mission on Sunday, March 23 at 9 a.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake Center, 335 N. 700 E., Morgan.

March 23, 2014

Elder Zaine Farris returned from the Tampico, Mexico mission on March 3, 2014. 

Elder Zaine Farris returned from the Tampico, Mexico mission on March 3, 2014. 
He will report on his mission March 23 at 1 p.m. at the Field Street church.

March 23, 2014

Monday evening the talented students at Morgan Middle School put on quite a show.  Parents and community members were greeted with rows of artwork and lots of excited smiles.

Monday evening the talented students at Morgan Middle School put on quite a show.  Parents and community members were greeted with rows of artwork and lots of excited smiles.

March 23, 2014

On March 5 to 7 Morgan High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in the Utah State Leadership Conference against prominent young future business leaders.  Morgan students did very well and 17 students placed in the top 10 in the state in their respective events.  

On March 5 to 7 Morgan High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in the Utah State Leadership Conference against prominent young future business leaders.  Morgan students did very well and 17 students placed in the top 10 in the state in their respective events.  

March 23, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, North Summit Fire and EMS Crews were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire at 1770 S. Henefer Road. 

Wednesday, March 19, North Summit Fire and EMS Crews were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire at 1770 S. Henefer Road. 

March 23, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, North Summit Fire and EMS Crews were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire at 1770 S. Henefer Road. 

Wednesday, March 19, North Summit Fire and EMS Crews were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire at 1770 S. Henefer Road. 

March 23, 2014

The annual Morgan Lions basketball tournament will be held Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, at the Morgan Middle School gym.  

The annual Morgan Lions basketball tournament will be held Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, at the Morgan Middle School gym.  
Games begin at 4:30 p.m.  The tournament features the seventh and eighth grade boys and girls from various teams from around the northern part of Utah.  

March 23, 2014

Staff from Congressman Bishop’s office to attend town hall meeting

Staff from Congressman Bishop’s office to attend town hall meeting
There are many questions and concerns surrounding the Common Core testing that will be in place state-wide this year.

March 23, 2014

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Douglas Blaine Harrop returned home to his Heavenly Father on Monday, March 17th at the age of 73.

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Douglas Blaine Harrop returned home to his Heavenly Father on Monday, March 17th at the age of 73.

March 23, 2014

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather died suddenly at home Friday Feb. 28, 2014. He was born on Oct. 19, 1946, in Coalville, Utah. Jay is the eldest son of Douglas and Thelma Ovard. He attended grade school in Henefer and graduated from North Summit High School and Seminary in May of 1964.

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather died suddenly at home Friday Feb. 28, 2014. He was born on Oct. 19, 1946, in Coalville, Utah. Jay is the eldest son of Douglas and Thelma Ovard. He attended grade school in Henefer and graduated from North Summit High School and Seminary in May of 1964.

March 23, 2014

On October 14, 1929 Peggy Ann Williams was born at the family home in Morgan Utah to Daniel Oliver and Ansta Irene Williams. The baby of the family she was doted upon by Margaret, Barbara and Gamble. Her family were original settlers of the Morgan Valley and her father ran the William’s and Sons Store. Her mother taught school and was amazing with a needle and thread, making her beautiful clothing and doing needle point.

On October 14, 1929 Peggy Ann Williams was born at the family home in Morgan Utah to Daniel Oliver and Ansta Irene Williams. The baby of the family she was doted upon by Margaret, Barbara and Gamble. Her family were original settlers of the Morgan Valley and her father ran the William’s and Sons Store.

March 23, 2014

To chase away the winter blues, Get your mind to think of color hues.

By Lyletta Searle
To chase away the winter blues, Get your mind to think of color hues.
The Morgan County Fair Quilt Auction will soon be here.

March 23, 2014

Sugar and spice and everything nice is what this year’s Troyettes are made of, especially when they appear in their best royal attire.

Sugar and spice and everything nice is what this year’s Troyettes are made of, especially when they appear in their best royal attire.

March 23, 2014

The Bible says faith without works is dead. Should we really pray for snow and rain when we live in a desert? My memory is still fresh from a request by local church leaders to pray for less snow so that homes along the Weber River don’t flood. Heaven must laugh at us here in our earthly station as we pray for a mitigation of either drought or flood every second year.

By Kelly Winterton

March 23, 2014

Representative Patrice Arent was inspired by Luke Parker—a student at Upland Terrace Elementary who regularly waves a sign at adults in idling cars during school pick up—to launch a campaign where the scripts are flipped and students educate adults on idling. His ingenuity in creating a way to remind people to play their part in preventing pollution reminded her that students often speak with the clearest voices, especially in issues where adults are sometimes forgetful.

Representative Patrice Arent was inspired by Luke Parker—a student at Upland Terrace Elementary who regularly waves a sign at adults in idling cars during school pick up—to launch a campaign where the scripts are flipped and students educate adults on idling.

March 23, 2014

Several years ago I made trip to the Family History Library.  I was just beginning to do family history research and I had my laptop with PAF installed and all the information that I had been given by my mother and grandmother.  My grandmother had spent her entire life researching.  She had done much herself (I have about twenty family history books with stories and photos she created) and had hired professional researchers as well.

Several years ago I made trip to the Family History Library.  I was just beginning to do family history research and I had my laptop with PAF installed and all the information that I had been given by my mother and grandmother.  My grandmother had spent her entire life researching.  She had done much herself (I have about twenty family history books wi

March 23, 2014

Pam Francis is an important part of the Morgan School District Transportation Department.  She was born in Coeur d’ alene, Idaho, and she is the second daughter of five children.  Her family moved to the Pacific Northwest to a small farm when she was 2 years old.  They raised shrimp, crab and salmon as a mainstay.  

Pam Francis is an important part of the Morgan School District Transportation Department.  She was born in Coeur d’ alene, Idaho, and she is the second daughter of five children.  Her family moved to the Pacific Northwest to a small farm when she was 2 years old.  They raised shrimp, crab and salmon as a mainstay.  

March 23, 2014

With the current economic climate, there has been a boom in the buying and selling of pre-owned items on facebook and classified pages.  The new Traders Apparel store on Commercial Street facilitates this same concept in retail form.  

With the current economic climate, there has been a boom in the buying and selling of pre-owned items on facebook and classified pages.  The new Traders Apparel store on Commercial Street facilitates this same concept in retail form.  

March 23, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014 has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day.  The local Posts of the VFW and American Legion would like to invite all vets and partners who served during this era to an open house from 5-6 p.m. at the Veterans Room in the Morgan County Court House.  Come and join us for refreshments and remembrance of your service.  This activity is for all who served during this “Era,” one did not have to serve in Vietnam, all who served during that time are veterans no matter whether you served at home or abroad.  Contact Milan Mecham at 801-829-3565 or Dick Slate at 801-829-6224.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 has been declared as Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Day.  The local Posts of the VFW and American Legion would like to invite all vets and partners who served during this era to an open house from 5-6 p.m.

February 15, 2014

Holcim representatives, including Holcim Plant Manager David Fletcher, met with Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert and City Councilwoman Shelly Betz to present a check to fund new restrooms at Riverside Park.  

Holcim representatives, including Holcim Plant Manager David Fletcher, met with Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert and City Councilwoman Shelly Betz to present a check to fund new restrooms at Riverside Park.

February 12, 2014

Beth was born to Conrad Alma Smith and Nellie May Compton in Morgan, Utah.  She spent her early years in Ogden, Utah.  She married Frank Robison Turner on October 27, 1937 in the Salt Lake Temple.  They moved to Taft, California where the first two of their five children were born.  They later moved back to Devil Slide, Utah and had their third child.

February 12, 2014

Beth Smith Turner
June 6, 1919 – February 12, 2014
 
Beth was born to Conrad Alma Smith and Nellie May Compton in Morgan, Utah.  She spent her early years in Ogden, Utah.  She married Frank Robison Turner on Oct. 27, 1937, in the Salt Lake Temple.  They moved to Taft, California, where the first two of their five children were born.  They later moved back to Devil Slide, Utah, and had their third child. They built their home in Morgan on Island Road, where the last of their children were born, and they remained there for the rest of their lives. 
 
Funeral services will be held at the Rock Church, 10 West Young Street, Morgan, Utah, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at 11 a.m.  A viewing will precede the funeral at 9:45 a.m.
 
Viewing Services will be held at Walker Mortuary, 45 West 200 North, Morgan, Utah, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Beth Smith Turner
June 6, 1919 – February 12, 2014
 

February 8, 2014

Former residents of Morgan County, Lorin and Lillis Tonks will be celebrating their 80th birthdays this year.  

Former residents of Morgan County, Lorin and Lillis Tonks will be celebrating their 80th birthdays this year.  

February 8, 2014
February 8, 2014

I have lived here in Morgan now for 17 ½ years. This city and county have a population of great and loving people, parents, grandparents and charming and lovely children.  I know that it is a national thing, but I cannot understand why we call our dear children kids – young goats.

Dear Editor,

February 8, 2014

On Jan. 16, Morgan High School FFA students competed in the annual Area Speaking Contests.  The contests consist of parliamentary procedures, extemporaneous speaking, prepared speech and the FFA Creed.

Hanna Giles, 
Morgan FFA Reporter

February 8, 2014

If Utah parents want to choose new schools for their children for the upcoming (2014-2015) school year, they need to start researching the schooling options available to their children right away. That’s the message from organizers of National School Choice Week, which this week featured 25 events across the Beehive State and a history-making 5,500 events nationwide between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1.

If Utah parents want to choose new schools for their children for the upcoming (2014-2015) school year, they need to start researching the schooling options available to their children right away.

February 8, 2014

Thanks thanks to many friends who sent so many greeting cards to Charles on his birthday. 

Thanks thanks to many friends who sent so many greeting cards to Charles on his birthday. 
He truly had a “flood” of cards as we hoped. Each recalled memories associated with him. 
He thinks of those times and is happy. 

February 1, 2014

Many people who become involved in family history research look at what other people have already completed on their common lines and then begin research where the first blank appears. There is a reason that Grandma or Aunt Clara stopped where they did. It was hard research!

Many people who become involved in family history research look at what other people have already completed on their common lines and then begin research where the first blank appears. There is a reason that Grandma or Aunt Clara stopped where they did. It was hard research!

February 1, 2014

Lloyd Rex “Tuff” Heiner passed away on Dec. 27, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lloyd Rex “Tuff” Heiner passed away on Dec. 27, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Walker Mortuary in Morgan, Utah (45 W. 200 North). A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m. prior to the services. 

February 1, 2014

Ward Fowles Winchester, 72, of Heber City, Utah passed quietly at home following a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born January 5, 1942, in Ogden, Utah to the late Delores and Austin Winchester. Ward graduated from Morgan High School, and lived in Morgan for nearly 60 years. Ward was a master welder, working at the Salt Lake City Fairpark, Jordanelle St. Park, and Hill Air Force Base. He had many interests, including ATV-ing, snow mobiling, and rebuilding vehicles.

Ward Fowles Winchester, 72, of Heber City, Utah passed quietly at home following a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born January 5, 1942, in Ogden, Utah to the late Delores and Austin Winchester. Ward graduated from Morgan High School, and lived in Morgan for nearly 60 years. Ward was a master welder, working at the Salt Lake City Fairpark, Jordanelle St.

February 1, 2014

A surprise birthday party was held for me on Jan. 26 at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.  The party was put on by all of my children, grandchildren and great grand children. My husband and I would like to thank all of them for the lovely dinner and conversation.  We really enjoyed the afternoon.  The icing on the cake was when a special someone paid our entire tab.  Whoever that kind person was, we would like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts.

A surprise birthday party was held for me on Jan. 26 at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.  The party was put on by all of my children, grandchildren and great grand children.

February 1, 2014

The Williams family, Dan and Rose Ann, Mike and Jill, would like to express their special thanks to Ernie Durrant, Hugh and Claudia Davis, Arlys Johanson and Sylvia Lyons for the wonderful job they all did at our mom, Mary Williams’ services.  

The Williams family, Dan and Rose Ann, Mike and Jill, would like to express their special thanks to Ernie Durrant, Hugh and Claudia Davis, Arlys Johanson and Sylvia Lyons for the wonderful job they all did at our mom, Mary Williams’ services.  

February 1, 2014

Garren Miles told us so.  “No worries,” he said after the team’s 0-5 start.  “We have a really good team this year.”  

Garren Miles told us so.  “No worries,” he said after the team’s 0-5 start.  “We have a really good team this year.”  

February 1, 2014

The U10 Morgan Valley Rapids competition soccer team won the UYSA President’s Cup in Mesquite, Nev., that was held Jan. 24-25. The team was undefeated during the tournament and came from behind to win the championship game against Utah Glory. All team members are from the Morgan Valley. The team is coached by Bob Grow and Brant Hayward. Team members include: Cohen Blackett; Robby Cameron; Wyatt Grow; Luke Fackrell; Jamin Hayward; Luke Lowe; Nixan Ordyna; Tanner Stanley; Gavin Turner; Porter Wilkins; and Jackson Winn.

The U10 Morgan Valley Rapids competition soccer team won the UYSA President’s Cup in Mesquite, Nev., that was held Jan. 24-25. The team was undefeated during the tournament and came from behind to win the championship game against Utah Glory. All team members are from the Morgan Valley. The team is coached by Bob Grow and Brant Hayward.

January 25, 2014

This year is bound to be an exciting year politically as 12 local positions will be up for grabs.

This year is bound to be an exciting year politically as 12 local positions will be up for grabs.
Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris, Clerk Stacy Lafitte and Sheriff Blaine Breshears are all serving in positions that will open up this year.  Each is a four-year term.

January 25, 2014

Family history is really exciting for those who do it. Those who have not been bitten by the bug may feel overwhelmed or disinterested. I love helping individuals begin their family history and always maintain that you can research like a professional even if you are not one. Simply learn to do it right the first time and fix it right for future generations, and you will have some great (fun and interesting) training material for them when they are ready to begin. 

Family history is really exciting for those who do it. Those who have not been bitten by the bug may feel overwhelmed or disinterested. I love helping individuals begin their family history and always maintain that you can research like a professional even if you are not one.

January 25, 2014

The Morgan High School cheerleading stunt group of Paige Malan, Lexus Toomer, Shayli Kilmer and Rachel Hendershot participated in the state-wide stunt competition held on Jan. 11 at Roy High School.  This stand-out foursome competed against 5A schools and was honored as the fourth best stunt group in the state.

The Morgan High School cheerleading stunt group of Paige Malan, Lexus Toomer, Shayli Kilmer and Rachel Hendershot participated in the state-wide stunt competition held on Jan.

January 25, 2014

Councilman Ray Little, Councilman Mike Kendell, Councilwoman Shelley Betz and Mayor Jim Egbert were sworn into office during the January 14 City Council meeting.  All were re-elected incumbents. 

Councilman Ray Little, Councilman Mike Kendell, Councilwoman Shelley Betz and Mayor Jim Egbert were sworn into office during the January 14 City Council meeting.  All were re-elected incumbents. 

January 25, 2014

Casey Ryan Wheeler was born in Ogden, Utah, on May 24, 1977.  The son of Robyn and Stephen Wheeler and the youngest of four children, he grew up in Morgan, Utah.  He was an active child with an extreme love of sports, undeniable determination, and a charismatic sense of humor.  His athletic escapades included countless ice hockey games on the neighbor’s frozen pond with his childhood friends.  However, even as a young man, his extreme caring and generosity towards others contradicted his true age.  True to his giving nature, he served an LDS mission in London, England.

Casey Ryan Wheeler was born in Ogden, Utah, on May 24, 1977.  The son of Robyn and Stephen Wheeler and the youngest of four children, he grew up in Morgan, Utah.  He was an active child with an extreme love of sports, undeniable determination, and a charismatic sense of humor.  His athletic escapades included countless ice hockey games on the neighbor&

January 25, 2014

Lloyd Rex “Tuff” Heiner passed away on Dec. 27, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Lloyd Rex “Tuff” Heiner passed away on Dec. 27, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Walker Mortuary in Morgan, Utah (45 W. 200 North). A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m. prior to the services. 

January 25, 2014

Mayor Jim Egbert and the Morgan City Council have been working with a developer and making steady progress on approval of the hotel planned for construction on Commercial Street.  

Mayor Jim Egbert and the Morgan City Council have been working with a developer and making steady progress on approval of the hotel planned for construction on Commercial Street.  

January 25, 2014

“By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.” this is the theme of the Morgan Stake Relief Society retreat on Jan. 25, 2013.  

“By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.” this is the theme of the Morgan Stake Relief Society retreat on Jan. 25, 2013.  

January 25, 2014

Amanda Campbell was born in Ogden, Utah on July 11 and grew up in Morgan with her brother Justin until the family moved to Torrington, Wyoming, during her ninth through 11th grade years.  She returned for her senior year at Morgan High School, graduating in 1992.  

Amanda Campbell was born in Ogden, Utah on July 11 and grew up in Morgan with her brother Justin until the family moved to Torrington, Wyoming, during her ninth through 11th grade years.  She returned for her senior year at Morgan High School, graduating in 1992.  

January 25, 2014

Young sluggers got the chance to rub shoulders with Morgan High School baseball coaches and players last weekend at the Trojan Century Center as part of a youth baseball skills clinic.   The coaches organized the clinic for players ages 8 to 14.  Approximately 30 current and former players were enlisted to keep the ratio of players to instructors low and to provide more one-on-one feedback.  

Young sluggers got the chance to rub shoulders with Morgan High School baseball coaches and players last weekend at the Trojan Century Center as part of a youth baseball skills clinic.

January 12, 2014

A couple of weeks ago an author from Morgan came into the bookstore.  She asked whether we would interested in stocking her book.  We have a good selection of science fiction and fantasy in the bookstore and I always like to support local authors so I told her we would be happy to.  I will confess that I am a lover of science fiction/fantasy and that genre is one of the best stocked in the store.  I was also looking  for a good book to read over the holidays so I took a copy home to read.

A couple of weeks ago an author from Morgan came into the bookstore.  She asked whether we would interested in stocking her book.  We have a good selection of science fiction and fantasy in the bookstore and I always like to support local authors so I told her we would be happy to.  I will confess that I am a lover of science fiction/fantasy and that genre is one of th

January 12, 2014

Soldiers, innkeepers, shepherds, angels, wise men, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.  All were present at the Milton church on Dec. 12 to usher in the Christmas season as the Special Needs Institute treated the community to a special nativity pageant.  As usual, the early show was a standing-room only event and the second show was packed almost to capacity.  

Soldiers, innkeepers, shepherds, angels, wise men, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.  All were present at the Milton church on Dec. 12 to usher in the Christmas season as the Special Needs Institute treated the community to a special nativity pageant.  As usual, the early show was a standing-room only event and the second show was packed almost to capacity.

January 12, 2014

Albert Dickson Rich of Ogden, Utah will celebrate his 90th birthday.  

Albert Dickson Rich of Ogden, Utah will celebrate his 90th birthday.  
The event will be commemorated at an open house to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Weber State University Alumni Center located at 1235 E. 4100 So. Ogden, Utah (east of Weber State Credit Union).  

January 12, 2014

Charles Price will be celebrating his 85th birthday on Jan. 22. Instead of an open house, we are inviting you to celebrate his day by remembering him with a birthday card greeting. 

Charles Price will be celebrating his 85th birthday on Jan. 22. Instead of an open house, we are inviting you to celebrate his day by remembering him with a birthday card greeting. 

January 12, 2014

1 tied for first place - Denices Home Plate and Valley Girls

1 tied for first place - Denices Home Plate and Valley Girls
3 Eagle Rock Construction
4 Head Over Heels
Another tie
5 Morgan Drug and Bell Oil

January 12, 2014

There are not many things that can get kids out of bed early over Christmas vacation, but plenty of kids showed up to celebrate the first anniversary of the brand new Morgan Health Center.

There are not many things that can get kids out of bed early over Christmas vacation, but plenty of kids showed up to celebrate the first anniversary of the brand new Morgan Health Center.

January 12, 2014

RootsTech is fast approaching and the conference looks better than ever.  2014 RootsTech will be held at the Salt Palace from February 5 to 8.  February 5 will be a new day dedicated to software developers and will be called the “Innovators Summit”.  This day will go back to the roots of RootsTech and have time dedicated to the developers so they can be in the exhibit hall during the main conference.

RootsTech is fast approaching and the conference looks better than ever.  2014 RootsTech will be held at the Salt Palace from February 5 to 8.  February 5 will be a new day dedicated to software developers and will be called the “Innovators Summit”.  This day will go back to the roots of RootsTech and have time dedicated to the developers s

January 12, 2014

Holiday music is played continually from November through January. For many people, listening to holiday favorites and going to musical recitals and concerts is a major part of the holiday season.

Holiday music is played continually from November through January. For many people, listening to holiday favorites and going to musical recitals and concerts is a major part of the holiday season.

January 12, 2014

The Morgan Conservation District held a thank you and going away party for Fred Thurston, Tuesday, Dec. 10. 

The Morgan Conservation District held a thank you and going away party for Fred Thurston, Tuesday, Dec. 10. 

January 12, 2014
January 12, 2014

Above: Morgan’s Breanna Hurlbut (15) lays on the defense.  The girls’ basketball team dominated the game against Tooele on Tuesday night with a final score of 74-30.

Above: Morgan’s Breanna Hurlbut (15) lays on the defense.  The girls’ basketball team dominated the game against Tooele on Tuesday night with a final score of 74-30.

January 12, 2014

Last weekend, Morgan High School hosted its first-ever Air Force dual meet, featuring nine schools and up to eight wrestling matches taking place simultaneously.  Visiting schools included Clearfield, Weber, Bear River, Davis, Duchesne, Skyview, Layton and Preston, Idaho.  Overall, the Trojans took fourth place, with several varsity wrestlers placing in the top three, such as Carlos Nava (113-2nd), Jayden Pentz (120-1st), Owen Pentz (126-2nd), Tyson Spens (152-3rd), Wyatt Ekblad (220-3rd) and Kyle Stapley (HW-3rd).  

Last weekend, Morgan High School hosted its first-ever Air Force dual meet, featuring nine schools and up to eight wrestling matches taking place simultaneously.  Visiting schools included Clearfield, Weber, Bear River, Davis, Duchesne, Skyview, Layton and Preston, Idaho.  Overall, the Trojans took fourth place, with several varsity wrestlers placing in the

January 12, 2014

Elder Cormick Breshears has recently returned from the Columbus, Ohio mission. He will speak on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 10:45 in the Milton Church.

Elder Cormick Breshears has recently returned from the Columbus, Ohio mission. He will speak on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 10:45 in the Milton Church.

January 12, 2014

Sister Lindsey Rose Richards, daughter of Kelly and Gretchen Flitton of Mountain Green and Stewart and Casey Richards of Bountiful, will serve in the Milan Italy Mission.  

Sister Lindsey Rose Richards, daughter of Kelly and Gretchen Flitton of Mountain Green and Stewart and Casey Richards of Bountiful, will serve in the Milan Italy Mission.  
She will enter the Provo Missionary Training Center on January 8.  

January 12, 2014

Darlene Mortenson passed away on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 96 years of age.

Darlene Mortenson passed away on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 96 years of age.
She was born on September 23, 1917, in Stoddard.  Darlene was a lifelong resident of Morgan County.

January 12, 2014

On Jan. 3, 2014, at 12:15 am, our precious baby boy Holdan Monte was born sleeping.  He weighed 2.6 ounces and was 6.25 inches long.

On Jan. 3, 2014, at 12:15 am, our precious baby boy Holdan Monte was born sleeping.  He weighed 2.6 ounces and was 6.25 inches long.

January 12, 2014

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and favorite aunt passed away peacefully Thursday morning in her home, with her family by her side. It was Judy’s final rally. For many years she has courageously battled diseases that ravaged her body, but would not weaken her spirit.

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and favorite aunt passed away peacefully Thursday morning in her home, with her family by her side. It was Judy’s final rally. For many years she has courageously battled diseases that ravaged her body, but would not weaken her spirit.

January 12, 2014

Wayne Irwin Pentz, 86, died December 21, 2013 at his home in Morgan, Utah.

Wayne Irwin Pentz, 86, died December 21, 2013 at his home in Morgan, Utah.
Wayne was born in Morgan, a son of Jacob Grover Pentz and Ruby Leone Irwin.  He married Arleen Jaques on December 1, 1967.

January 12, 2014

On Dec. 16 the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting to honor a modern pioneer, who is still living, and to install new officers for 2014.

On Dec. 16 the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting to honor a modern pioneer, who is still living, and to install new officers for 2014.

January 12, 2014

The trap shoot put on by the Morgan FFA Chapter as a fundraiser in the first of November could have gone no better.  Many people throughout the community willingly donated prizes and money, while others showed up for the actual shoot to spend time with friends and family and just to have fun.  It was a huge success!  

The trap shoot put on by the Morgan FFA Chapter as a fundraiser in the first of November could have gone no better.  Many people throughout the community willingly donated prizes and money, while others showed up for the actual shoot to spend time with friends and family and just to have fun.  It was a huge success!  

January 12, 2014

 
Two freight trains collided Wednesday morning, causing eight cars to derail near Interstate 84 near the mouth of Weber Canyon.  About 9:30 a.m., one train struck the rear of the other, something being called unusual.  Two cars spilled their load of grain and fell from the tracks above almost to the interstate below.  One lane of westbound I-84 was closed for clean-up efforts, which could halt rail traffic for several days.  Several crews including hazmat and a U.P. team were on scene to clean the grain, debris and diesel fuel. Several Union Pacific employees sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Two freight trains collided Wednesday morning, causing eight cars to derail near Interstate 84 near the mouth of Weber Canyon.  About 9:30 a.m., one train struck the rear of the other, something being called unusual.  Two cars spilled their load of grain and fell from the tracks above almost to

January 12, 2014

Susanna Lyon, daughter of Steve and Sylvia Lyon of Morgan, and Daniel Quick, son of Gary and Rebecca Quick of Spokane, will be married on Friday, Dec. 27 in the Bountiful temple. Please feel welcome to join us between 6 – 8 p.m. at the Morgan Rock Church. The couple will live in Provo where they both attend BYU.

Susanna Lyon, daughter of Steve and Sylvia Lyon of Morgan, and Daniel Quick, son of Gary and Rebecca Quick of Spokane, will be married on Friday, Dec. 27 in the Bountiful temple. Please feel welcome to join us between 6 – 8 p.m. at the Morgan Rock Church. The couple will live in Provo where they both attend BYU.

January 12, 2014

Kirk and Pam Sheppard are absolutely delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter Rebecca Consuelo Sheppard to Jordan Alexander Smith on December 27, 2013 in the Kansas City Temple.  

Kirk and Pam Sheppard are absolutely delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter Rebecca Consuelo Sheppard to Jordan Alexander Smith on December 27, 2013 in the Kansas City Temple.  
Jordan is the son of Greg and Debi Smith of Mountain Green.  

January 12, 2014

On Jan. 20 and 21, the Morgan High School wrestling team competed at the Viewmont Invitational in Farmington.  

On Jan. 20 and 21, the Morgan High School wrestling team competed at the Viewmont Invitational in Farmington.  
The team wrestled their way to a 12th place sitting out of the 33 schools that attended. 

January 12, 2014

Trent Jaques announced that Young Ford will be joining Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA through the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program.  For the 2013-2014 school year, Young Ford will be helping one local student attend the college of their choice.

Trent Jaques announced that Young Ford will be joining Ford Motor Company in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA through the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program.  For the 2013-2014 school year, Young Ford will be helping one local student attend the college of their choice.

December 28, 2013

The holidays are here.  Snow, hot chocolate, family gatherings near and far, and music!

By Sylvia Lyon
The holidays are here.  Snow, hot chocolate, family gatherings near and far, and music!
The Morgan Community Choir is presenting the 15th Annual Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. 

December 28, 2013

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Mary Williams, Betty Peterson and Clinton Raymond to celebrate their birthdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 30 Family Tree Assisted Living 862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd.

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Mary Williams, Betty Peterson and Clinton Raymond to celebrate their birthdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 30 Family Tree Assisted Living 862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd.
 

December 28, 2013

One of the most common things I hear from individuals is that all their ancestors have been found.  I have yet to ever to find someone for whom it is true that all their ancestors have been found.  From an ancestral perspective at 10 generations we each have 256 ancestors.  If you include their children and spouses the number is more likely to be about 2,000.

One of the most common things I hear from individuals is that all their ancestors have been found.  I have yet to ever to find someone for whom it is true that all their ancestors have been found.  From an ancestral perspective at 10 generations we each have 256 ancestors.  If you include their children and spouses the number is more likely to be about 2,000.

December 28, 2013

Give the gift of the great outdoors this holiday with a Utah State Parks Annual Pass. Explore Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, hike with bison on Antelope Island, ride the waves at Deer Creek State Park or visit any of Utah’s state parks and museums.

Give the gift of the great outdoors this holiday with a Utah State Parks Annual Pass. Explore Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, hike with bison on Antelope Island, ride the waves at Deer Creek State Park or visit any of Utah’s state parks and museums.

December 28, 2013

With Christmas just around the corner, most of us are thinking about family, spending time together for the holidays or about holidays past. Let’s share some family history this Christmas!

With Christmas just around the corner, most of us are thinking about family, spending time together for the holidays or about holidays past. Let’s share some family history this Christmas!

December 28, 2013

Superintendent Doug Jacobs introduced Madison Beardall as the student board member for the 2013-14 school year.  She was selected from a group of five applications.  The selection committee included the school board president, high school principal, and district superintendent.

Superintendent Doug Jacobs introduced Madison Beardall as the student board member for the 2013-14 school year.  She was selected from a group of five applications.  The selection committee included the school board president, high school principal, and district superintendent.

December 28, 2013

 
On Nov. 21, the second graders of Morgan Elementary School ran their shoes off at the annual Turkey Trot.

On Nov. 21, the second graders of Morgan Elementary School ran their shoes off at the annual Turkey Trot.  

December 28, 2013

Jared Brooks, son of Scott and SaRene Brooks, has returned home from serving in the Colombia, Barranquilla mission. He will be speaking on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Morgan Stake Center.

Jared Brooks, son of Scott and SaRene Brooks, has returned home from serving in the Colombia, Barranquilla mission. He will be speaking on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Morgan Stake Center.

December 28, 2013

Elder Sheldon Pentz, son of Steve and Vicky Pentz, has been called to serve in the Georgia, Macon mission.  

Elder Sheldon Pentz, son of Steve and Vicky Pentz, has been called to serve in the Georgia, Macon mission.  
His farewell will be Dec. 8, 2103 at 12:45 p.m. at the Morgan Stake Center.  He will enter the MTC on Dec. 18, 2013.

December 28, 2013

Each year Morgan Middle School students begin celebrating the holidays by thinking of people who are in need.  Instead of focusing on their own Christmas lists, kids participate in a fund raiser to raise money for our local food pantry.

Each year Morgan Middle School students begin celebrating the holidays by thinking of people who are in need.  Instead of focusing on their own Christmas lists, kids participate in a fund raiser to raise money for our local food pantry.

December 28, 2013

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car accident involving four juveniles and a Morgan County deputy at State Street and 100 South in Morgan City at 9 p.m. Monday.

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a two-car accident involving four juveniles and a Morgan County deputy at State Street and 100 South in Morgan City at 9 p.m. Monday.

December 28, 2013

Morgan Grace Fellowship wants to thank the community for the outpouring of donations.  Together 103 boxes filled with toys were collected for Operation Christmas Child!  

Morgan Grace Fellowship wants to thank the community for the outpouring of donations.  Together 103 boxes filled with toys were collected for Operation Christmas Child!  

December 28, 2013

The new Morgan Health Center is about to celebrate their first anniversary in their new and updated building.

The new Morgan Health Center is about to celebrate their first anniversary in their new and updated building.  

December 28, 2013

The arrival of Deseret Book items on the shelves of Morgan Valley Crafts has brought a lot of attention to Commercial Street.

The arrival of Deseret Book items on the shelves of Morgan Valley Crafts has brought a lot of attention to Commercial Street.

December 28, 2013

The Morgan County Historical Society is happy to announce the completion of their project to provide an index of the popular book “Mountains Conquered.”  

The Morgan County Historical Society is happy to announce the completion of their project to provide an index of the popular book “Mountains Conquered.”  

December 28, 2013

Wayne Paul Hulet left this earth on Nov. 14, 2013. He was born in Ogden, Utah, to Howard Paul Hulet and Virginia Rae Banford on May 18, 1941.

Wayne Paul Hulet left this earth on Nov. 14, 2013. He was born in Ogden, Utah, to Howard Paul Hulet and Virginia Rae Banford on May 18, 1941.

December 28, 2013

Among the fun and games of Ol’ Time Christmas there was some friendly competition.  

Among the fun and games of Ol’ Time Christmas there was some friendly competition.  
The Light Parade, now in its second year, was an enjoyable event.  Families and businesses decorated floats and vehicles with Christmas lights to entertain the crowd bundled along the route.  

December 28, 2013

Linda Taylor was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.  The daughter of a father who taught high school English and a mother who was primarily a homemaker, Taylor lived in several different places as a child.  Many years of her youth were spent in the Chicagoland area where she remembers always being the smallest and youngest of her class.  

Linda Taylor was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.  The daughter of a father who taught high school English and a mother who was primarily a homemaker, Taylor lived in several different places as a child.  Many years of her youth were spent in the Chicagoland area where she remembers always being the smallest and youngest of her class.  

December 28, 2013

On Nov. 16, a fundraiser was held on my and my family’s behalf to raise money for my breast cancer fight. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for all of your love, kindness, support and prayers. We would also like to thank all of the businesses that donated. 

On Nov. 16, a fundraiser was held on my and my family’s behalf to raise money for my breast cancer fight. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for all of your love, kindness, support and prayers. We would also like to thank all of the businesses that donated. 

December 28, 2013

The Franich family would like to thank all those who donated money to help us decorate the tree for the Festival of Trees in memory of Marnie Franich Stark.

The Franich family would like to thank all those who donated money to help us decorate the tree for the Festival of Trees in memory of Marnie Franich Stark.  

December 28, 2013

Thank you to everyone who has shown support for us during the last 7 months. 

Thank you to everyone who has shown support for us during the last 7 months. 
We are so grateful for the many prayers, visits, phone calls, meals, gifts, and acts of service on our behalf. 

December 28, 2013

The debate rages on.  Which Trevor Graydon is the most attractive boss in New York City—Jake Walker or Brek Thornton?  Both Morgan High School students kept the crowd rolling with laughter and excitement as the stenographers’ boss in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”   

The debate rages on.  Which Trevor Graydon is the most attractive boss in New York City—Jake Walker or Brek Thornton?  Both Morgan High School students kept the crowd rolling with laughter and excitement as the stenographers’ boss in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”   

December 28, 2013

Each year the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program assists low-income residents with tax preparation.  

Each year the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program assists low-income residents with tax preparation.  

December 28, 2013

Jenna Shaw and Aaron Barry will be married on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in the Bountiful LDS Temple.

Jenna Shaw and Aaron Barry will be married on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in the Bountiful LDS Temple.
Jenna is the daughter of Brent and Becky Shaw of Morgan.  She graduated from Morgan High School  in 2013, and she is currently a student at Weber State University.

December 28, 2013

Laurie Moore and Chris and Susan Moore are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Breanne to Kelby Turk, son of Larry and Katie Turk Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.

Laurie Moore and Chris and Susan Moore are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Breanne to Kelby Turk, son of Larry and Katie Turk Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.

November 28, 2013

Among some of our community members we do not see the kind of patriotism that once brought us all to our feet as we listen to the national anthem or recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  There are debates as to whether we should remove the words “under God” from the pledge.  Service in our military has become more of a job rather than a solemn duty of patriots.  Such were the thoughts of many who attended the Sons of the Utah Pioneers’ monthly meeting held on Oct. 21.

Among some of our community members we do not see the kind of patriotism that once brought us all to our feet as we listen to the national anthem or recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  There are debates as to wheth

November 28, 2013

Five generation pictures are naturally hard to come by, but this five generation shot has a particularly unique story behind it.  

Five generation pictures are naturally hard to come by, but this five generation shot has a particularly unique story behind it.  

November 28, 2013

 
Elder Curtis M. DeYoung, son of Mark and Marcene DeYoung of Peterson, has honorably returned from serving a 25 month mission.  
He was called to the California Carlsbad Mission where he served for 21 months, then finished the last 4 months in the new California Irvine Mission which he helped establish.
He will be speaking in the Peterson Ward on November 10, at 10:45 am.

Elder Curtis M. DeYoung, son of Mark and Marcene DeYoung of Peterson, has honorably returned from serving a 25 month mission.  

November 28, 2013

 
Elder Josh Nelson has returned from serving honorably as a full time missionary to the Roseville, California mission. He will give his report Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Rock Chapel at 11 a.m.

 
Elder Josh Nelson has returned from serving honorably as a full time missionary to the Roseville, California mission. He will give his report Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Rock Chapel at 11 a.m.

November 28, 2013

On Oct. 23, Trojan runners climbed aboard the team bus for the last time this season en route to Sugarhouse Park. The venue is familiar among running enthusiasts as the cross country state championships have been held here for decades. 

On Oct. 23, Trojan runners climbed aboard the team bus for the last time this season en route to Sugarhouse Park.

November 28, 2013

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.  Local churches, merchants and communities partner together to share this act of love during this season of thanksgiving in preparation for the celebration of Christmas.  Please join together in preparation for National Collection Week, November 18-25.

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child

November 28, 2013
November 9, 2013

I don’t know but I have been told, Someone here is growin’ old! And her name is BETTY!

I don’t know
 but I have been told,
 Someone here is growin’ old!
And her name is BETTY!

November 9, 2013

In an effort to keep property taxes low in Morgan, there has been a growing awareness to shop locally.  The biggest hurdle to getting people to spend their dollars in town is that residents don’t always know all that is available to them within the county.

In an effort to keep property taxes low in Morgan, there has been a growing awareness to shop locally.  The biggest hurdle to getting people to spend their dollars in town is that residents don’t always know all that is available to them within the county.

November 9, 2013

The 2-year-old son of Curt and Dusty Morgan, Gustus loves to play outside, rain or shine, alongside is dog.  He loves his pet fish, baby horse, trains, big trucks and tractors.

The 2-year-old son of Curt and Dusty Morgan, Gustus loves to play outside, rain or shine, alongside is dog.  He loves his pet fish, baby horse, trains, big trucks and tractors.
Instead of monitoring his mischief and shenanigans, his parents have lately been monitoring his breathing and heartbeat on hospital equipment following a terrible accident Oct. 12.

November 9, 2013

Thursday, Oct. 17, Interstate 84 at Mile Marker 108 was closed after a double tanker fuel truck burst into flames.  According to the Utah High Patrol, the west-bound tanker rolled Thursday morning.  Its rear tank rolled and caught fire, while the front tanker and cab remained unturned.  While emergency crews supervised, the rear tanker’s fuel was allowed to completely burn off.  Speed may have been a factor in the accident, according to the UHP.  No major injuries related to the accident were reported, but both west and east bound lanes were closed for hours.

Thursday, Oct.

November 9, 2013

When Dallen Calder saw little children running into the street without looking for cars to chase balls behind the high school soccer goal, he knew he had found a great Eagle Scout project.  He put up a net behind the goal to prevent balls from rolling into the street and completed the project a week before school started in August.

When Dallen Calder saw little children running into the street without looking for cars to chase balls behind the high school soccer goal, he knew he had found a great Eagle Scout project.  He put up a net behind the goal to prevent balls from rolling into the street and completed the project a week before school started in August.

November 9, 2013

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Dee Stevens to celebrate his birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 Family Tree Assisted Living 862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd.

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Dee Stevens to celebrate his birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct.

November 9, 2013

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.

November 9, 2013

Elder Camen Gray has been called to serve in the Adriatic South Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Elder Camen Gray has been called to serve in the Adriatic South Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
He will enter the Mission Training Center in Prove on October 30, 2013 where he will learn to speak Albanian.

November 9, 2013

I would like to say my deepest thank you to all the people who helped me with my Eagle Scout Project. 

I would like to say my deepest thank you to all the people who helped me with my Eagle Scout Project.  Thank you to all who gave me donations for my yard sale.  My goal for the yard sale was to get enough money to make 20 blankets.  Because of everyone’s generosity, I was able to make 34

November 9, 2013

Autumn Rae Barnes, daughter of Rick and Elise Barnes of Mountain Green, and Ethan Blaine Mecham, son of Blaine and Teresa Mecham of Milton, will be married for time and eternity in the Bountiful LDS Temple on Oct. 25, 2013.

Autumn Rae Barnes, daughter of Rick and Elise Barnes of Mountain Green, and Ethan Blaine Mecham, son of Blaine and Teresa Mecham of Milton, will be married for time and eternity in the Bountiful LDS Temple on Oct. 25, 2013.

November 5, 2013

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.
In addition to serving on several city, county and state committees throughout the years, Little has served on the Morgan City Council since 1994.
In the past couple of years, Little said the city council has been most influential getting some new businesses located on Commercial Street.  He looks forward to solidifying the location of a hotel in the city, something the council has been working on for years.

Ray W. Little brings much political experience to his campaign for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.  He faces off candidates Jaden Ingle and incumbent Shelly Betz for one of two available seats in the Nov. 5 election.
In addition to serving on several city, county and state committees throughout the years, Little has served on the Morgan City Council since 1994.

October 19, 2013

Meagan, Maycee, Levi and Mallarie are very excited to announce the birth of their new cute baby brother. Ryder Lee Durrant was born on Sept. 20, 2013, at 5:48 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs., was 19 ½ inches long and has lots of dark hair. Proud parents are Jason and Tana Durrant of Morgan. Grandparents are Craig and Marla Hyde and Mark and Eva Durrant of Morgan and Pat and Kay Roberts of Layton. Great grandparents are JoElla Francis and Joe and Norma Hyde.

Meagan, Maycee, Levi and Mallarie are very excited to announce the birth of their new cute baby brother. Ryder Lee Durrant was born on Sept. 20, 2013, at 5:48 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs., was 19 ½ inches long and has lots of dark hair. Proud parents are Jason and Tana Durrant of Morgan.

October 19, 2013

Roaring motorcycles through beautiful fall colors, dripping barbecue ribs and a hopping auction last weekend resulted in $1,300 for local schools.

Roaring motorcycles through beautiful fall colors, dripping barbecue ribs and a hopping auction last weekend resulted in $1,300 for local schools.

October 19, 2013

For the second time this season, the Cougars of Union High School opposed the Trojan volleyball team. The rich history of Morgan volleyball, their formidable record of 13 wins and 3 losses, and the home crowd cheering them on proved too much for Union and they fell again to Morgan. With the win, Morgan remains undefeated in region matches.

For the second time this season, the Cougars of Union High School opposed the Trojan volleyball team. The rich history of Morgan volleyball, their formidable record of 13 wins and 3 losses, and the home crowd cheering them on proved too much for Union and they fell again to Morgan. With the win, Morgan remains undefeated in region matches.

October 19, 2013

The students of Morgan Elementary, under the guidance of Morgan High School counselor Destiny Field and Morgan School District social worker Linda Taylor, chose Wednesday, Oct. 9 as a day to unite against bullying. 

The students of Morgan Elementary, under the guidance of Morgan High School counselor Destiny Field and Morgan School District social worker Linda Taylor, chose Wednesday, Oct. 9 as a day to unite against bullying. 

October 19, 2013
October 19, 2013

Park City hosted the Region 10 Cross Country meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in cold and windy conditions. Each team had been preparing all season for this all-important race, which serves as the qualifier for the state meet next Wednesday. The Trojans steadily progressed throughout the course of the season and even edged out teams that had bested them in earlier meets.

Park City hosted the Region 10 Cross Country meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in cold and windy conditions. Each team had been preparing all season for this all-important race, which serves as the qualifier for the state meet next Wednesday.

October 19, 2013

Applications for 2014 sportsman permits accepted soon

Applications for 2014 sportsman permits accepted soon
You can apply for next year’s most prized Utah big game hunting permits—2014 sportsman permits—starting Oct. 29.

October 19, 2013

Andelyn Jeffery, daughter of Dennis and Donna Jeffery, and Justin Michael Smith, son of Blane and Janae Smith, are pleased to announce their marriage for time and all eternity in the LDS Bountiful Temple on the 18th of October 2013. 

Andelyn Jeffery, daughter of Dennis and Donna Jeffery, and Justin Michael Smith, son of Blane and Janae Smith, are pleased to announce their marriage for time and all eternity in the LDS Bountiful Temple on the 18th of October 2013. 

October 14, 2013

The Morgan Conservation District is pleased to announce a poster and photo conservation contest. 

The Morgan Conservation District is pleased to announce a poster and photo conservation contest. 

October 14, 2013

Ancestry.com this week announced the acquisition of Find-a-Grave.  Find-a-Grave has been a volunteer-led effort that has provided grave information for individuals all over the United States.  Through the efforts of their volunteers they have amassed the largest collection of grave information online in the United States.  

Ancestry.com this week announced the acquisition of Find-a-Grave.  Find-a-Grave has been a volunteer-led effort that has provided grave information for individuals all over the United States.  Through the efforts of their volunteers they have amassed the largest collection of grave information online in the United States.  

October 14, 2013

The winner of the Daughter of Utah Pioneer quilt was announced at the opening social of the Morgan Company on Tuesday, Sept. 17.  After the meeting, where every camp was represented, a special drawing of the winning ticket took place.  This year the winner sat among the “daughters” and was surprised as her name was announced.  Carol Tonks (pictured, holding her newly won quilt), is a long-time resident of Morgan and as a daughter, serves as treasurer in the Mt. Joy Camp.  Congratulations, Carol!

The winner of the Daughter of Utah Pioneer quilt was announced at the opening social of the Morgan Company on Tuesday, Sept.

October 14, 2013

Can You Believe She’s 95?!? 

Can You Believe She’s 95?!? 
Happy Birthday to Jean H. Bohman October 8th!
You are a wonderful Grandma, Mother and Friend!

October 14, 2013

Our team standings for this week are in 1st place is Northrop Grumman and team members are Bryan Chappell, Pat bird, Pat Olsen, and Randy Glanville. In a tie for 2nd place is MVP Polaris and team members are Bill Skeen, Susan Skeen, Kacie Straw and Shadd Straw, and also team Split Happens and team members are Dillon Smith, Heather Lombard, Casie Kline and Danny Kline. Our high scores and series for this week go to Dillon Smith 217=587, Danny Kline 248=676, Bryan Chappell 221=602, Pat Olsen 216=554, Pat Bird 168, Dennis Vernon 188, Jo Peterson 162, Chad Hayes 211=533, Dave Preece 176, Lynsey Enlow 167=464, Craig Mahoskey 278=709, Bill Skeen 191=516, Kacie Straw 186=475, and Shadd Straw 179. Great bowling teams!!!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT OWLS

October 14, 2013

Wasatch High School hosted the Wasatch Invitational at Soldier Hollow on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Trojan Cross Country team faced one of the most challenging courses of the year on this high altitude mountain terrain originally designed as the Olympic cross country skiing venue. Athletes pushed themselves to the limit while tackling the steep hills and constantly changing running surfaces. To help mitigate crowding, race organizers divided the junior varsity races into underclassmen and upperclassmen categories for both the girls and boys, in addition to the varsity races.

Wasatch High School hosted the Wasatch Invitational at Soldier Hollow on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Trojan Cross Country team faced one of the most challenging courses of the year on this high altitude mountain terrain originally designed as the Olympic cross country skiing venue.

October 14, 2013

The cry often heard in Morgan County from elected officials is, “We need more economic development.”  I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this statement in government meetings over the past four years.

The cry often heard in Morgan County from elected officials is, “We need more economic development.”  I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this statement in government meetings over the past four years.

October 14, 2013

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Betty Brown and Wilma Baglee to celebrate their birthdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on September 28 at Family Tree Assisted Living 862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd.

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Betty Brown and Wilma Baglee to celebrate their birthdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on September 28 at Family Tree Assisted Living 862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd.

October 14, 2013

In 1894-95 a brick school was constructed on Highway 30/Lincoln Highway (1460 Old Highway Road) on property purchased by the Stoddard School Trustees from William L. Smith.  The property purchase price was $50.  

In 1894-95 a brick school was constructed on Highway 30/Lincoln Highway (1460 Old Highway Road) on property purchased by the Stoddard School Trustees from William L. Smith.  The property purchase price was $50.  

October 14, 2013

I want to applaud Morgan County School District Superintendent Doug Jacobs for his willingness to look at the four-day school week. This is a creative solution that can alleviate the district’s budget problems. It is no secret that the Century Center is costing us approximately $350,000 per year. The budget savings from a four-day week would easily cover the cost of the Century Center.   It will also help the district cope with the additional costs of Obamacare.

Dear Editor,

October 14, 2013

On a soggy Wednesday afternoon the Morgan Trojans hosted Park City and Union in an exciting cross country meet. Morgan’s home course overlays the beautiful fairways of the Round Valley Golf Course with a magnificent mountain backdrop. A big thank you goes to the golf course caretakers, owners and personnel who so graciously offer their grounds for training and competition.

On a soggy Wednesday afternoon the Morgan Trojans hosted Park City and Union in an exciting cross country meet. Morgan’s home course overlays the beautiful fairways of the Round Valley Golf Course with a magnificent mountain backdrop. A big thank you goes to the golf course caretakers, owners and personnel who so graciously offer their grounds for training and competition.

October 14, 2013

Dr. Jacobs celebrates reading with Morgan Elementary School third grade students. Morgan School District Superintendent Doug Jacobs and elementary students across the county celebrated reading last week in an attempt to Read for the Record.  The Pearson Foundation, in partnership with Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign and the Governor’s Office, supplied the book “Otis” by Loren Long.  County children and children across the state attempted to set a new record by all reading the same book.

Dr. Jacobs celebrates reading with Morgan Elementary School third grade students.

October 14, 2013

If you happen to be a lover of Morgan High School, parades, volleyball and the color pink, then Oct. 3 is your lucky day. The Morgan Lady Trojan volley ball team will play their fourth annual “Pink Night” match, with proceeds going towards cancer research. 

If you happen to be a lover of Morgan High School, parades, volleyball and the color pink, then Oct. 3 is your lucky day. The Morgan Lady Trojan volley ball team will play their fourth annual “Pink Night” match, with proceeds going towards cancer research. 

October 14, 2013

The ping-pong on the recreation agreement between the county, school district and city continued this week as the city approved the recreation agreement, but struck the liability provision that has been the ongoing contention between the entities.  

The ping-pong on the recreation agreement between the county, school district and city continued this week as the city approved the recreation agreement, but struck the liability provision that has been the ongoing contention between the entities.  

October 14, 2013

On Oct. 21 the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers will hold a ceremony at Riverside Park, at 1:30 p.m., to honor Samuel and Esther Francis, monumental pioneers of Morgan Valley.  The community is invited to attend.

On Oct. 21 the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers will hold a ceremony at Riverside Park, at 1:30 p.m., to honor Samuel and Esther Francis, monumental pioneers of Morgan Valley.  The community is invited to attend.

October 14, 2013

In the Morgan City Council meeting this week, City Attorney Gary Crane reported that the State of Utah has established a canal safety commission and is considering taking action on canal safety.  After canal problems that have caused loss of property and life, the state is considering ways to improve safety, including potentially a water tax, a tax on new developments, or the state approving any new developments that take place next to the canals.

In the Morgan City Council meeting this week, City Attorney Gary Crane reported that the State of Utah has established a canal safety commission and is considering taking action on canal safety.  After canal problems that have caused loss of property and life, the state is considering ways to improve safety, including potentially a water tax, a tax on new develo

October 14, 2013

After losing 4-1 in Tuesday’s match against Wasatch High School, the Morgan High Girls came back with power.  Thursday, Sept. 26, Morgan girls won the tournament 4-1 versus Uintah High School. 

After losing 4-1 in Tuesday’s match against Wasatch High School, the Morgan High Girls came back with power.  Thursday, Sept. 26, Morgan girls won the tournament 4-1 versus Uintah High School. 

October 14, 2013

I want to thank all those who helped me with my Eagle Project of planning trees at Kent Smith Park; Mike Waite, Richard Cameron (SMS Mobile) Travis Forsyth, Spencer Larson, Logan Cameron, Andre Malan, Troy Toone, Mont Forsyth, Carl Hipwell, and a special thanks to my family. 

I want to thank all those who helped me with my Eagle Project of planning trees at Kent Smith Park; Mike Waite, Richard Cameron (SMS Mobile) Travis Forsyth, Spencer Larson, Logan Cameron, Andre Malan, Troy Toone, Mont Forsyth, Carl Hipwell, and a special thanks to my family. 

October 14, 2013

The Milton cemetery committee would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Kenneth Nelson for the many years of service and hard work he has given to the operation, maintenance and many improvements to beautify and maintain the Milton Pioneer Cemetery.

The Milton cemetery committee would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Kenneth Nelson for the many years of service and hard work he has given to the operation, maintenance and many improvements to beautify and maintain the Milton Pioneer Cemetery.

October 14, 2013

During the Utah Valley University Forum on Engaged Reading, Dr. Douglas Gardner of UVU presented the Morgan Elementary second grade team a $500 “For the Love of Reading Innovative Reading Program Award” prize to be used for the continued development and sustainability of their classroom efforts.  The teachers were also recognized for innovation in engaged reading and literacy instruction during a banquet at The Chateaux Deer Valley on Thursday, Sept. 19.  

During the Utah Valley University Forum on Engaged Reading, Dr.

October 14, 2013

Chelsea Johnston and Michael Eddy will be married on Friday, Sept 27, 2013, in the Brigham City LDS Temple.

Chelsea Johnston and Michael Eddy will be married on Friday, Sept 27, 2013, in the Brigham City LDS Temple.
Chelsea is the daughter of Kimber and Bruce Hunt of Syracuse, and Doug Johnston of Ogden.

October 8, 2013

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced today that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be headlining the Utah Women’s Conference the Senator and his wife Elaine have co-hosted for 27 years.  The Conference, “Discovering the Diversity and Unity of Women will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Sen.

October 8, 2013

A two-year tussle among Morgan County, Morgan City and the Morgan County School District over an interlocal recreation agreement may be grinding to a hault.  On Tuesday, the Morgan County Council approved an agreement that specifically spelled out liability responsibilities for the three parties.

A two-year tussle among Morgan County, Morgan City and the Morgan County School District over an interlocal recreation agreement may be grinding to a hault.  On Tuesday, the Morgan County Council approved an agreement that specifically spelled out liability responsibilities for the three parties.

October 8, 2013

Colton Carter has been called to serve in the Australia, Sydney Mission. 

Colton Carter has been called to serve in the Australia, Sydney Mission. 
Elder Carter will speak in the Morgan 5th Ward (Porterville Church) at 9 a.m. on Sept. 22, 2013. 

October 8, 2013

Sister Katie Seely has been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. Sister Seely will speak in the Mountain Green Ward (5378 West Old Highway Road, Mountain Green, Utah) at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, Sept 22, 2013. She will report to the Provo MTC on the following Wednesday, Sept 25, 2013, and will serve for 18 months.

Sister Katie Seely has been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. Sister Seely will speak in the Mountain Green Ward (5378 West Old Highway Road, Mountain Green, Utah) at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, Sept 22, 2013.

October 8, 2013

 “This was our busiest opening we’ve ever had,” said Blane Smith, owner of the Morgan Pretzelmaker location as well as 16 others throughout Utah and surrounding states.   This is Smith’s first Pretzelmaker outside of a mall and the first in a small town, which brings a lot of unknown possibilities and excitement. 

 “This was our busiest opening we’ve ever had,” said Blane Smith, owner of the Morgan Pretzelmaker location as well as 16 others throughout Utah and surrounding states.   This is Smith’s first Pretzelmaker outside of a mall and the first in a small town, which brings a lot of unknown possibilities and excitement. 

October 8, 2013

Frank Lloyd Wilson will celebrate his 100th birthday on Sept. 28. Family and friends honored him with a party in Kaysville on Sept. 21. He will also be honored at 2 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the LDS pavilion on 4250 W. Cottonwood Canyon Drive, Mountain Green.

Frank Lloyd Wilson will celebrate his 100th birthday on Sept. 28. Family and friends honored him with a party in Kaysville on Sept. 21. He will also be honored at 2 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the LDS pavilion on 4250 W. Cottonwood Canyon Drive, Mountain Green.

October 8, 2013

To Our Dear Morgan Community,

To Our Dear Morgan Community,

October 8, 2013

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Morgan High School Cross Country team traveled to Vernal to compete against athletes from seven other schools in the 2013 Uintah Classic.

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Morgan High School Cross Country team traveled to Vernal to compete against athletes from seven other schools in the 2013 Uintah Classic. For the first time this year, Morgan placed individual runners in the top three overall in both the boys and girls races.

October 8, 2013

Jack Lassetter and Lisa Lassetter are delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter Martha Elaine Lassetter to Lorum Rich Heiner, son of Steven and Brenda Heiner of Morgan. The couple will be married Sept. 27, 2013, in the Bountiful Temple. There will be a celebration held in their honor that evening at The Castle in Layton, Utah from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Jack Lassetter and Lisa Lassetter are delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter Martha Elaine Lassetter to Lorum Rich Heiner, son of Steven and Brenda Heiner of Morgan. The couple will be married Sept. 27, 2013, in the Bountiful Temple.

October 8, 2013

Larry and Cathi Raye Olsen of Syracuse announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Aubrey Lynn Olsen to Dane Craig Carter. He is the son of Craig and Lisa Carter of Morgan. 

Larry and Cathi Raye Olsen of Syracuse announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Aubrey Lynn Olsen to Dane Craig Carter. He is the son of Craig and Lisa Carter of Morgan. 

October 5, 2013

Happy 65th Anniversary DeOrr and Ardath Peterson - Married August 16, 1948

Happy 65th Anniversary DeOrr and Ardath Peterson - Married August 16, 1948

October 5, 2013

Congratulations to Ted and Sandy Carter who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Ted was raised in Porterville, while Sandy was raised in Rigby, ID.  They met while they were both serving a mission for the LDS church in the Great Lakes Mission. 

Congratulations to Ted and Sandy Carter who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  Ted was raised in Porterville, while Sandy was raised in Rigby, ID.  They met while they were both serving a mission for the LDS church in the Great Lakes Mission. 

October 5, 2013

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.
“It is hard to make it please everyone because there are so many variables,” said Superintendent Doug Jacobs.  

October 5, 2013

Over the past several years FamilySearch has been working with a number of commercial companies, other non-profits, and many archives to help publish more records.  FamilySearch now has more than 200 cameras operating worldwide in archives capturing images of birth, marriage, death, probate, military, and a variety of other records.  This work adds to the more than 3.3 billion images already in the Granite Mountain Records Vault.

Over the past several years FamilySearch has been working with a number of commercial companies, other non-profits, and many archives to help publish more records.  FamilySearch now has more than 200 cameras operating worldwide in archives capturing images of birth, marriage, death, probate, military, and a variety of other records.  This work adds to the m

October 5, 2013

Alayna Gunn of Morgan has earned a $2,000 academic scholarship from Alliance for Affordable Services. Gunn plans to attend Brigham Young University this fall. This year Alliance awarded $186,000 in scholarships to 138 students across the United States. Since 1996, the Alliance Scholarship Program has supported approximately 1,600 students with more than $2.3 million in scholarships.

Alayna Gunn of Morgan has earned a $2,000 academic scholarship from Alliance for Affordable Services. Gunn plans to attend Brigham Young University this fall. This year Alliance awarded $186,000 in scholarships to 138 students across the United States.

October 5, 2013

The Morgan High School Cross Country Team started out with a bang at the Premiere Invite held Saturday, Aug. 17 in Tooele.  With just a few weeks of practices under their belt, students loaded the bus ready to compete.  Coming off a couple years of inconsistency having had multiple coaches, the cross country team has a new coach, Brennan Fuller, who is ready to help them succeed.  Coach Fuller is a newer addition to Morgan High School and is excited to establish a program for the students that will help them make and achieve their goals. 

The Morgan High School Cross Country Team started out with a bang at the Premiere Invite held Saturday, Aug.

October 5, 2013

Elder Bridger Anderson has been called to the Sierra Leone, Freetown mission. 

Elder Bridger Anderson has been called to the Sierra Leone, Freetown mission. 
He is the son of Kathy and the late Shayne Anderson. 
He reports to the Ghana MTC August 22,2013.

October 5, 2013

Elder Collin Russell has been called to serve in the Peru Piura Mission. 

Elder Collin Russell has been called to serve in the Peru Piura Mission. 
He is the son of Dana and Julie Russell. 
He reports to the Peru MTC on August 28, 2013.

October 5, 2013

Cameron Jarrett has been called to serve in the Chile Rancagua Mission.  Elder Jarrett will speak in the Rosehill Ward (Mountain Green Chapel, 4150 W. Old Highway Road) at 2:50 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2013.  He will report to the Chile MTC on Oct. 9, 2013, to begin his two-year assignment.  Please join us at the open house for Elder Jarrett on Sept. 15, 2013, at 4:15 p.m., 4223 Iris Ave, Mountain Green.

Cameron Jarrett has been called to serve in the Chile Rancagua Mission.  Elder Jarrett will speak in the Rosehill Ward (Mountain Green Chapel, 4150 W. Old Highway Road) at 2:50 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2013.  He will report to the Chile MTC on Oct. 9, 2013, to begin his two-year assignment.  Please join us at the open house for Elder Jarrett on Sept.

October 5, 2013

Elder Tyler Carter, son of Tim and Jana Carter, has been called to serve in the Mexico Cuernavaca mission. 

Elder Tyler Carter, son of Tim and Jana Carter, has been called to serve in the Mexico Cuernavaca mission. 
His farewell will be August 18 at 1 p.m. at the Morgan Stake Center. He will enter the MTC on August 21.

October 5, 2013

The Morgan Lions Club, the oldest continuously serving service club in the county, held its installation program for the new 2013-2014 officers. The meeting was held Thursday evening, Aug. 13, in North Morgan when Lions and their wives met for a wonderful meal and meeting.  

The Morgan Lions Club, the oldest continuously serving service club in the county, held its installation program for the new 2013-2014 officers. The meeting was held Thursday evening, Aug. 13, in North Morgan when Lions and their wives met for a wonderful meal and meeting.  

October 5, 2013

Saturday, Aug. 30, was an exciting day for Morgan residents Cameron Jones and Chad Peterson.  Having traveled to Loveland, Colorado, to compete in the High Plains Regional Finals in team roping, their years of training and practice paid off.  Cousins, Jones and Peterson participated in the #10 Shoot-Out and took home the win along with the pot of $10,082, a pair of Martin Trophy saddles, and $6,000 in USTRC Flex earnings which will help send them to compete in the United States Team Roping Championships National Finals.

Saturday, Aug.

October 5, 2013

Our Morgan Trojan football team held nothing back in their blow-out season opening victory over Delta.  The team used their incredible defensive efforts to block Delta out completely, which secured their 35-0 win.  What a great start to what is sure to be a memorable and successful 2013-14 season.

Our Morgan Trojan football team held nothing back in their blow-out season opening victory over Delta.  The team used their incredible defensive efforts to block Delta out completely, which secured their 35-0 win.  What a great start to what is sure to be a memorable and successful 2013-14 season.

October 5, 2013

Ron Litchfield of Clearfield, Utah, has accepted the offer to serve as the new transportation supervisor for the Morgan School District.  Although Litchfield began work on Thursday after being chosen by a local selection committee, the school board will officially approve his employment at their September board meeting.  

Ron Litchfield of Clearfield, Utah, has accepted the offer to serve as the new transportation supervisor for the Morgan School District.  Although Litchfield began work on Thursday after being chosen by a local selection committee, the school board will officially approve his employment at their September board meeting.  

October 5, 2013

If you have precious manuscript materials about your ancestors coming across the plains, consider sharing it with a new project coming to the Morgan County Library on Sept. 19, 2013, from noon to 6 p.m.

If you have precious manuscript materials about your ancestors coming across the plains, consider sharing it with a new project coming to the Morgan County Library on Sept. 19, 2013, from noon to 6 p.m.

October 5, 2013

Friday the 13th might prove to be a lucky day for Morgan residents with a taste for salty or sweet snacks and meals.  Pretzelmaker is set to open doors to delightful smells and tasty treats at 10 a.m. at the newest location on State Street in Morgan City.   It is located in the north end of the former bus garage, where it has undergone a transformation into a tantalizing establishment. 

Friday the 13th might prove to be a lucky day for Morgan residents with a taste for salty or sweet snacks and meals.  Pretzelmaker is set to open doors to delightful smells and tasty treats at 10 a.m. at the newest location on State Street in Morgan City.

October 5, 2013

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.
“It is hard to make it please everyone because there are so many variables,” said Superintendent Doug Jacobs.  

October 5, 2013

On behalf of the Morgan County Fair Kids Games, we would like to give a big shout out to all those who volunteered their time and the companies that donated so generously to make the games a success this year. 

On behalf of the Morgan County Fair Kids Games, we would like to give a big shout out to all those who volunteered their time and the companies that donated so generously to make the games a success this year. 

October 5, 2013

Please accept our hearfelt gratitude for the many acts of kindness with cards, food, flowers, calls or any other thoughtful deeds on behalf of our Dad, brother, grandpa and great-grandpa during his recent passing. 

Please accept our hearfelt gratitude for the many acts of kindness with cards, food, flowers, calls or any other thoughtful deeds on behalf of our Dad, brother, grandpa and great-grandpa during his recent passing. 
Your thoughtfulness will forever be remembered. Thanks again. 

October 5, 2013

The Murray Invitational stands out as one of the largest races on the schedule with more than 50 high schools competing. On Friday, Sept. 6, the Morgan High Cross Country team participated in the competition. The race is characterized by large crowds and many false starts. Several times before each of the rookie, JV, and varsity races, the starting gun goes off only to be followed by a chorus of guns several seconds later indicating someone has fallen and the race needs to start again. This is emotionally and physically taxing on runners as they sprint start several times before a clean start allows them to settle into a race pace. Add to this temperatures in the high 90s and the event can be exhausting.

The Murray Invitational stands out as one of the largest races on the schedule with more than 50 high schools competing. On Friday, Sept. 6, the Morgan High Cross Country team participated in the competition. The race is characterized by large crowds and many false starts.

October 5, 2013

Kylie Val Sorensen and Tanner Scott Earl have chosen Saturday, Aug. 24,2013, to join together in marriage.  A garden reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the home of Daniel and Vickie Oliver, 2344 Line Creek Rd, Morgan, Utah.

Kylie Val Sorensen and Tanner Scott Earl have chosen Saturday, Aug. 24,2013, to join together in marriage.  A garden reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the home of Daniel and Vickie Oliver, 2344 Line Creek Rd, Morgan, Utah.

October 5, 2013

We are pleased to announce the wedding of Octavia Marie Barlow, daughter of Eric and Angie Barlow of Syracuse, Utah, to Broc Rockwell Farris, son of Jann and Wendy Farris. 

We are pleased to announce the wedding of Octavia Marie Barlow, daughter of Eric and Angie Barlow of Syracuse, Utah, to Broc Rockwell Farris, son of Jann and Wendy Farris. 

October 5, 2013

Brent & Cindy Clark are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Andrea, to Levi Gardner, son of Phillip & RayeLynn Gardner.  The couple will be married on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple.  

Brent & Cindy Clark are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Andrea, to Levi Gardner, son of Phillip & RayeLynn Gardner.  The couple will be married on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple.  

October 5, 2013

Berkyn and Cooper are excited to announce the marriage of their mother Jenifer Brook Hogge Adams to Troy Kent Kolan.  The couple was married Aug. 15 at sunset on the shore of Bear Lake.  After the ceremony, in their wedding attire, they mounted long boards and paddled out onto the lake.  

Berkyn and Cooper are excited to announce the marriage of their mother Jenifer Brook Hogge Adams to Troy Kent Kolan.  The couple was married Aug. 15 at sunset on the shore of Bear Lake.  After the ceremony, in their wedding attire, they mounted long boards and paddled out onto the lake.  

October 5, 2013

Dr. Richard and Kerri Macdonald are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Haley to Tysen Merrill Johnson, son of Merrill and Wynette Johnson. 

Dr. Richard and Kerri Macdonald are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Haley to Tysen Merrill Johnson, son of Merrill and Wynette Johnson. 

October 5, 2013

Danielle Kay and Tyson Dearden were sealed in the Bountiful, Utah LDS Temple on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.   That evening they enjoyed a beautiful garden reception with family and friends at the bride’s parents’ home.

Danielle Kay and Tyson Dearden were sealed in the Bountiful, Utah LDS Temple on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.   That evening they enjoyed a beautiful garden reception with family and friends at the bride’s parents’ home.

October 5, 2013

Ray and Vickie Carter are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kyla Marie, to Andrew Scott, son of Randy and Nancy Mikesell, for all time and eternity in the Bountiful Temple. 

Ray and Vickie Carter are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kyla Marie, to Andrew Scott, son of Randy and Nancy Mikesell, for all time and eternity in the Bountiful Temple. 

October 5, 2013

Tiffany Olson and Jacob William Ure will unite in marriage in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A reception will be held in their honor Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Snowbasin Resort from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tiffany Olson and Jacob William Ure will unite in marriage in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A reception will be held in their honor Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Snowbasin Resort from 6 to 8 p.m.

October 5, 2013

Mark and Dantzel Wall of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Danielle Joyce Wall, to Brennan Fitzgerald Hand, son of Haywood and Kimberly Hand of Buena Vista, Virginia.  The couple was married in Sweet Briar, Virginia, on Aug. 31.  A reception will be held in their honor Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the backyard of the bride’s parents, 4265 S. Highway 66, Porterville, Utah.  A barn dance will follow from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Wall’s Red Barn.  In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held at the Workman Residence at Tifie Ranch, 6100 S. Highway 66, Porterville, Utah.  In case of oversight, please join us in the celebration.

Mark and Dantzel Wall of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Danielle Joyce Wall, to Brennan Fitzgerald Hand, son of Haywood and Kimberly Hand of Buena Vista, Virginia.  The couple was married in Sweet Briar, Virginia, on Aug. 31.  A reception will be held in their honor Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

September 10, 2013

I want to share with you a local business that provides a relaxed atmosphere, great customer service and quality of life, all while providing a desperately needed service to our community.  Unfortunately, this business won’t be patronized by many Morgan residents for many years to come and then it will be under difficult circumstances.

By Ryan Windley

September 10, 2013

It is great to be a part of the Morgan School District.  It is a real treat to live in such a beautiful area surrounded by spectacular scenery and good people.  Everyone has been very welcoming, and I thank you for your kindness.  I look forward to being a part of your successful academic and extra-curricular traditions and having some fun along the way.  

It is great to be a part of the Morgan School District.  It is a real treat to live in such a beautiful area surrounded by spectacular scenery and good people.  Everyone has been very welcoming, and I thank you for your kindness.  I look forward to being a part of your successful academic and extra-curricular traditions and having some fun along the wa

September 10, 2013

Elder Terry and Sister Jeneen Gardener of Mountain Green have been called to serve in the California San Fernando Mission as employment-resource specialists. 

Elder Terry and Sister Jeneen Gardener of Mountain Green have been called to serve in the California San Fernando Mission as employment-resource specialists. 
Their farewell will be Aug. 11 at 2:50 p.m. at the Rosehill Mountain Green Ward. They will enter the MTC on Aug. 12.

September 10, 2013

Elder Tyler Kippen, son of Bryan and Rachael Kippen, has been called to serve in the West Indies Mission. He will enter the MTC on August 14.

Elder Tyler Kippen, son of Bryan and Rachael Kippen, has been called to serve in the West Indies Mission. He will enter the MTC on August 14.

September 10, 2013

A special thanks from Colt, Oakley , Ruger Nelson and their family goes out to those thoughtful people who helped with the unfortunate loss of our beautiful wife and mom, Kallie Nelson.

A special thanks from Colt, Oakley , Ruger Nelson and their family goes out to those thoughtful people who helped with the unfortunate loss of our beautiful wife and mom, Kallie Nelson.
Thank you for all the love, support, beautiful flowers, financial aid and for keeping us fed.

September 10, 2013

Morgan County Library would like to send a great big thanks to our community for helping our “Dig Into Reading” be such a great success! We couldn’t have done it without you.

Morgan County Library would like to send a great big thanks to our community for helping our “Dig Into Reading” be such a great success! We couldn’t have done it without you.
~ Morgan County Fair Board
Parkside Lanes

September 10, 2013

As chairman of the 50 year class reunion for the Morgan High School class of 1963, I would like to express my appreciation to all those who attended. 

As chairman of the 50 year class reunion for the Morgan High School class of 1963, I would like to express my appreciation to all those who attended. 
A special thanks to Lowell and Chris Murdock, Gaylene Haws and Linda Smith. Thank you for the beautiful gift. 

September 1, 2013

JoAnn Lovell Smith of Mountain Green, Utah, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Aug. 9 with a Brigham City Temple excursion and dinner at Maddox with her children and their spouses. There will also be an open house on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Highlands meeting house located at 5378 W. Old Hwy Road.  Friends and family are invited to attend. (No gifts, please.)

JoAnn Lovell Smith of Mountain Green, Utah, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Aug. 9 with a Brigham City Temple excursion and dinner at Maddox with her children and their spouses. There will also be an open house on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Highlands meeting house located at 5378 W.

September 1, 2013

Each week Kevin Eubank and the KSL Weather team select a photo of the week to feature on their nightly Eyewitness News on Channel 5. Local photographer Christian Peay was not only selected for such but was also chosen as the winner of the best picture of the month. Part of his prize package will include having his winning photo showcased in the July section of the 2014 Les Olson Calendar. 

Each week Kevin Eubank and the KSL Weather team select a photo of the week to feature on their nightly Eyewitness News on Channel 5. Local photographer Christian Peay was not only selected for such but was also chosen as the winner of the best picture of the month.

September 1, 2013

Our Morgan Trojan football team held nothing back in their blow-out season opening victory over Delta.  The team used their incredible defensive efforts to block Delta out completely, which secured their 35-0 win.  What a great start to what is sure to be a memorable and successful 2013-14 season.

Our Morgan Trojan football team held nothing back in their blow-out season opening victory over Delta.  The team used their incredible defensive efforts to block Delta out completely, which secured their 35-0 win.  What a great start to what is sure to be a memorable and successful 2013-14 season.

September 1, 2013

The Morgan County Search and Rescue Group has recently been able to upgrade their communications capability with the purchase of several new radios and a new repeater.  The group has been operating the last few years with some older style radios which have now become obsolete.  

The Morgan County Search and Rescue Group has recently been able to upgrade their communications capability with the purchase of several new radios and a new repeater.  The group has been operating the last few years with some older style radios which have now become obsolete.  

August 21, 2013

July 31, 1974 – June 1, 2007

July 31, 1974 – June 1, 2007
“Forever in Flight”  Son – 
Our arms held you then,  Our hearts hold you still.
On your birthday know our love is with you – 
Wherever you go, whatever you do
With broken hearts, the tears still fall

August 21, 2013

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Verl Wright, Bessie Meadows, Ellen Roberts, Harvey Porter, Irene Millar, and Zella Dunyonto

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Verl Wright, Bessie Meadows, Ellen Roberts, Harvey Porter, Irene Millar, Zella Dunyonto c

August 21, 2013

The Utah State University Extension 4-H State Contests were held Monday, July 15, through Wednesday, July 17, on the USU campus. Nearly 300 Utah 4-Hers participated in a variety of competitions, and winners may receive an invitation to participate in the national competition at Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo., Jan. 9 to 12, 2014. In addition to competing, 4-H youth engaged in educational, social and service opportunities as they learned such skills as proper nutrition, rocketry, animal science and family science. 

By: Niccole Haslam (4-H Intern) & Amanda Christensen (4-H Agent)

August 21, 2013

 Jacob Caldwell, son of Mark and Candice Caldwell of Mountain Green will serve in the El Salvador, San Salvador East mission. He entered the MTC on July 23, 2013.

 Jacob Caldwell, son of Mark and Candice Caldwell of Mountain Green will serve in the El Salvador, San Salvador East mission. He entered the MTC on July 23, 2013.

August 21, 2013

McKay Kearsley has been called to serve in the Guatemala Cobán Mission. 

McKay Kearsley has been called to serve in the Guatemala Cobán Mission. 
He will enter the MTC in Guatemala on August 7.

August 21, 2013

Elder Darrin Nathan Nielson, son of Nathan and Kate Nielson has been called to serve in the Chiclayo, Peru Mission. He reports to the Lima, Peru MTC July 31.

Elder Darrin Nathan Nielson, son of Nathan and Kate Nielson has been called to serve in the Chiclayo, Peru Mission. He reports to the Lima, Peru MTC July 31.

August 21, 2013

Elder Stan W. Stevens and Sister Evelyn R. Stevens have recently returned home from serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Russia Samara mission. They will be speaking in the Morgan 2nd ward (rock church) sacrament meeting on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Elder Stan W. Stevens and Sister Evelyn R. Stevens have recently returned home from serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Russia Samara mission. They will be speaking in the Morgan 2nd ward (rock church) sacrament meeting on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 11 a.m.

August 21, 2013

We want to give our heartfelt thanks for the kindness you have shown our family.

To the wonderful people of Morgan:
We want to give our heartfelt thanks for the kindness you have shown our family.
It’s nice to be in a community where people take care of each other. We love living in Morgan.

August 3, 2013

 
Walter and Mae Baker celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, May 14, 1943, and are currently 
living at the Family Tree in Morgan.

 
Walter and Mae Baker celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, May 14, 1943, and are currently 
living at the Family Tree in Morgan.

August 3, 2013

Lyman Verl Mecham is celebrating his 80th birthday.  Verl was born July 26, 1933, in Milton, Utah.  He is the 8th of 10 children born to Leland and Reta Mecham.  In 1954 he married his high school sweetheart Deanna Waldron in the Salt Lake LDS temple.  They have five children, all girls, Pamela (Mark) Huerta, Pauline, Sherrie (Mark) Rich, Sue (Stan) Stark and Melanie (Eric) Moore.  They have 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  

Lyman Verl Mecham is celebrating his 80th birthday.  Verl was born July 26, 1933, in Milton, Utah.  He is the 8th of 10 children born to Leland and Reta Mecham.  In 1954 he married his high school sweeth

August 3, 2013

During the time that George F. Rhodes was bishop of the Milton Ward, the Morgan Utah Stake was granted permission on Jan. 19, 1959, to build a new ward building in Milton.  Ward members were asked to contribute one-half of the cost of the building and labor to supplement the labor supplied by building missionaries.

During the time that George F. Rhodes was bishop of the Milton Ward, the Morgan Utah Stake was granted permission on Jan.

August 3, 2013

To the great community of Morgan:

To the great community of Morgan:

August 3, 2013

All across the world people are affected by cancer in some way and Morgan is no different.  It seems that around every corner there is another tragic story.  For this reason, the community rallies in support of the annual Relay for Life event.  This year the event will begin August 9 at 6 p.m.

All across the world people are affected by cancer in some way and Morgan is no different.  It seems that around every corner there is another tragic story.  For this reason, the community rallies in support

August 3, 2013

Todd & Allison Larson are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, McKall Larson, to Mark Andrew Johnson, son of Cari Johnson and Steve & Jacquie Johnson. 

Todd & Allison Larson are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, McKall Larson, to Mark Andrew Johnson, son of Cari Johnson and Steve & Jacquie Johnson. 

August 2, 2013

The Young Automotive Group has added a new dealership to their company with the purchase of Carrigan Motors, in Morgan, Utah, on August 1, 2013. The new dealership will run under the name of Young Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
“All of the Carrigan Motor employees along with their families would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of the loyal customers who have supported them throughout the years. The people of this community have been critical to the success of the business. Lifelong relationships have been formed and kindness and support will never be forgotten,” says Boyd Carrigan of Carrigan Motors. “Each and every customer, either local or from other surrounding communities have been sincerely appreciated. The Carrigan family hopes to continue to serve this community and is thankful for the many years of dedication that it has been so blessed to receive.”

The Young Automotive Group has added a new dealership to their company with the purchase of Carrigan Motors, in Morgan, Utah, on August 1, 2013. The new dealership will run under the name of Young Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

July 28, 2013

Margery Hilton Bell
2/16/18 – 7/24/2013
“Marge” was born in Salt Lake City on February 16, 1918, to her proud parents, Alfred W. Hilton and Lillian Kummer Hilton. 
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan, Utah.  A viewing for family and friends will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the services at the mortuary.  Burial will be at the South Morgan Cemetery. 

Margery Hilton Bell
2/16/18 – 7/24/2013

July 24, 2013

Due to changes in state legislation (Senate Bill 187), the Weber-Morgan Health Department is required to offer Food Handler Training in a classroom setting or refer to online options. This legislation also requires that we charge a set fee for the permit and a separate fee for the training which increase our current fee.

Due to changes in state legislation (Senate Bill 187), the Weber-Morgan Health Department is required to offer Food Handler Training in a classroom setting or refer to online options. This legislation also requires that we charge a set fee for the permit and a separate fee for the training which increase our current fee.
Beginning Aug. 1, 2013

July 24, 2013

Mayor Jim Egbert commemorates the Family Dollar Grand Opening early Saturday morning by cutting the ceremonial ribbon. District Manager Brian Woodland and Store Manager Shari Green listened as Egbert wished them well, “Good luck to you. We hope you get all the support in the world. It looks good, looks great!”

Mayor Jim Egbert commemorates the Family Dollar Grand Opening early Saturday morning by cutting the ceremonial ribbon. District Manager Brian Woodland and Store Manager Shari Green listened as Egbert wished them well, “Good luck to you. We hope you get all the support in the world. It looks good, looks great!”

July 24, 2013

Kody Brooks is the son of Scott and SaRene Brooks.  He has been called to serve in the Macon Georgia, Spanish speaking mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He will speak at the Morgan Stake Center Sunday, July 14, at 1 pm.  He will report to the Mexico City MTC on July 23.  

Kody Brooks is the son of Scott and SaRene Brooks.  He has been called to serve in the Macon Georgia, Spanish speaking mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He will speak at the Morgan Stake

July 24, 2013

 
Sister Jessiqa Nicole Dredge has been called to serve in the Carlsbad California mission. 
She is the daughter of Steve and Nicole Dredge of Mountain Green. Jessiqa will report to the MTC on July 31.

Sister Jessiqa Nicole Dredge has been called to serve in the Carlsbad California mission. 

July 24, 2013

 
Chelsey Stegelmeier has been called to serve in the California San Jose Mission English speaking.  In her words: “I am SO excited!!!”   She leaves for the Provo MTC on July 24 and is speaking in sacrament meeting on July 14 in the Milton Ward at 10:40 a.m. 

 

July 24, 2013

Come support our Special Olympics Stars.  The Morgan Stars Special Olympics team will hold a car wash 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday, July 13 to raise funds for their team.

Come support our Special Olympics Stars.  The Morgan Stars Special Olympics team will hold a car wash 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday, July 13 to raise funds for their team.
There is no set charge, but drivers are encouraged to donate any amount they can for a car wash.  Higher amounts are recommended to have a van or SUV get a good scrubbing.

July 24, 2013

My family and I would like to thank the members of: The Heights Community Church, The Morgan Grace Fellowship Church, The LDS Church and the caring ladies of the Relief Society.  

My family and I would like to thank the members of: The Heights Community Church, The Morgan Grace Fellowship Church, The LDS Church and the caring ladies of the Relief Society.  
Thank you ladies for the healthy delicious meals you fed this big crew.  Thank each and every one of you loving and caring people for all your hard work.  

July 24, 2013

 
Doug and Janet Thornton are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Seanna Marie Thornton to Ashton Spencer Edwards, son of Kevin and Marci Edwards. Seanna and Ashton will be married July 18, 2013, for time and all eternity, in the Logan LDSTemple. In case of oversight, please join them in their celebration at a garden reception held in their honor that evening from 7-9 p.m., 127 Circle Drive – Morgan. (Inclement weather – Rock Church, 10 W. Young St.)

Doug and Janet Thornton are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Seanna Marie Thornton to Ashton Spencer Edwards, son of Kevin and Marci Edwards. Seanna and Ashton will be married July 18, 2013, for time and all eternity, in the Logan LDS Temple.

July 8, 2013

Dear Mom and Dad, Happy 50th Anniversary! June 21, 1963. Thank you for your amazing example. We love you. 

Dear Mom and Dad, Happy 50th Anniversary! June 21, 1963. Thank you for your amazing example. We love you. 
Love, your children, grand and great-grand-children

July 8, 2013

To Mom,

To Mom,
This special birthday greeting is being sent your way,
With many happy wishes for a truly perfect day!  Happy Birthday!!
Love, Bill, Buffy, 

July 8, 2013

Darrell Edward Mikesell of Porterville, Utah will celebrate his 80th birthday. 

Darrell Edward Mikesell of Porterville, Utah will celebrate his 80th birthday. 
Family and friends are welcome to a barbecue open house at his home at 675 W. Hardscrabble Road in Porterville from 4 – 6:30 p.m. on July 6. 

July 8, 2013

Emma Loo Bell will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday, Jan. 22, 2013.  Family and friends can share the day with her at an open house that day from 2 to 4 pm at the Field Street Church, LDS Ward, 240 S 300 W, Morgan, Utah.

Emma Loo Bell will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday, Jan. 22, 2013.  Family and friends can share the day with her at an open house that day from 2 to 4 pm at the Field Street Church, LDS Ward, 240 S 300 W, Morgan, Utah.

July 8, 2013

Concerned resident Lily Mecham wrote to Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert about a danger she identified.  She worried about the Riverside Park playground and splash pad being so close to the river.  

Concerned resident Lily Mecham wrote to Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert about a danger she identified.  She worried about the Riverside Park playground and splash pad being so close to the river.  

July 8, 2013

In March, Aspen MacArthur and Krista Sorensen and their families traveled to St. George, Utah, to compete in the Dixie at the Spectacular Clogging Competition.  Krista won first place in advanced and Aspen won state champion in the Jr. Pro division.  Both girls competed in a cappella, which is judged solely on sound.  

In March, Aspen MacArthur and Krista Sorensen and their families traveled to St. George, Utah, to compete in the Dixie at the Spectacular Clogging Competition.  Krista won first place in advanced and Aspen won state champion in the Jr. Pro division.  Both girls competed in a cappella, which is judged solely on sound.  

July 8, 2013

The Family Tree wishes a happy birthday to Beth Richins, Beth Turner, Don Butters, Mary Louise, and Rosella Compton.  A party for them will be held Saturday, June 29.

The Family Tree wishes a happy birthday to Beth Richins, Beth Turner, Don Butters, Mary Louise, and Rosella Compton.  A party for them will be held Saturday, June 29.

July 8, 2013

The parking lot of the new Family Dollar has been full for the last couple weeks as employees prepared for their Independence Day opening.  

The parking lot of the new Family Dollar has been full for the last couple weeks as employees prepared for their Independence Day opening.  

July 8, 2013
July 8, 2013

Last week one of our school board members wrote to the editor that he didn’t think anyone could go through the school budget and find anywhere that could be cut.

Dear Editor:
Last week one of our school board members wrote to the editor that he didn’t think anyone could go through the school budget and find anywhere that could be cut.

July 8, 2013

To concerned tax payers:   The Morgan County Council just passed up another economic opportunity based on self interest.

To concerned tax payers:   The Morgan County Council just passed up another economic opportunity based on self interest.
I recently read the article on short-term rentals that the county council debated.  

July 8, 2013

Andrew Jess Reeder, son of Karl and Pamela Reeder has been called to serve in the New Mexico, Farmington mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will report to the Provo MTC on July 3,2013.

Andrew Jess Reeder, son of Karl and Pamela Reeder has been called to serve in the New Mexico, Farmington mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will report to the Provo MTC on July 3,2013.

July 8, 2013

Christian Ecker, son of Chuck and Lisa Ecker, has been called to serve in the Indianapolis, Indiana mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will report to the Provo MTC on July 3, 2013 and will speak at the Milton ward June 30 at 10:45 a.m.

Christian Ecker, son of Chuck and Lisa Ecker, has been called to serve in the Indianapolis, Indiana mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will report to the Provo MTC on July 3, 2013 and will speak at the Milton ward June 30 at 10:45 a.m.

July 8, 2013

A group of high school girls from Morgan recently captured the Utah State Summer Games tournament champs title.

By Shayla Hurlbut
A group of high school girls from Morgan recently captured the Utah State Summer Games tournament champs title.
Their tenacious defense coupled with sharp shooting from the field led them to the state title over Cedar City 47-33. 

July 8, 2013

A Mountain Green resident made his first appearance in Second District Court June 5 in front of Judge Noel S. Hyde facing charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

A Mountain Green resident made his first appearance in Second District Court June 5 in front of Judge Noel S. Hyde facing charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

July 8, 2013

Anyone who has taken the ACT test knows what a grueling process it is.  

Anyone who has taken the ACT test knows what a grueling process it is.  
You go into a silent room and pour over question after question, wondering at each answer if you were going to do well.

July 8, 2013

Riverside Park was full of children, laughter, games and Bible stories during the Party in the Park last week presented by Morgan Grace Fellowship.

Riverside Park was full of children, laughter, games and Bible stories during the Party in the Park last week presented by Morgan Grace Fellowship.

July 8, 2013

After Alvin Lundgren vacated his four-year seat on the Morgan County Planning Commission, the Morgan County Council appointed Mountain Green resident David Sawyer for the remainder of his term.

After Alvin Lundgren vacated his four-year seat on the Morgan County Planning Commission, the Morgan County Council appointed Mountain Green resident David Sawyer for the remainder of his term.

July 8, 2013

The Ragnar relay starts at the Utah State University football stadium in Logan and ends at Park City High’s football field.  Part of that 197 mile stretch came right through Morgan County.  Over 1,100 runners came through Morgan on Thursday June 20 and Friday, June 21, either on foot or supporting their teammates in a decorated SUV.  Teams of six to 12 people take turns running all day and through the night. There were several teams from Morgan valley this year.  It is a tough race and not all teams finish, so congratulations to those who persevered!  

The Ragnar relay starts at the Utah State University football stadium in Logan and ends at Park City High’s football field.  Part of that 197 mile stretch came right through Morgan County.  Over 1,100 runners came through Morgan on Thursday June 20 and Friday, June 21, either on foot or supporting their teammates in a decorated SUV.  Teams of six

July 8, 2013

The eagerly anticipated opening of The Rib Shack is finally here.  The new restaurant opened on July 3.

The eagerly anticipated opening of The Rib Shack is finally here.  The new restaurant opened on July 3.
Hours of operation will be 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., closed Sunday.  Take-out and catering options are also available.

July 8, 2013

The eagerly anticipated opening of The Rib Shack is finally here.  The new restaurant opened on July 3.

The eagerly anticipated opening of The Rib Shack is finally here.  The new restaurant opened on July 3.
Hours of operation will be 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., closed Sunday.  Take-out and catering options are also available.

July 8, 2013

The family of Paul R. Stuart would like to thank all the relatives and friends for the food, flowers, and kindness shown to us at the time of our loss.  

The family of Paul R. Stuart would like to thank all the relatives and friends for the food, flowers, and kindness shown to us at the time of our loss.  

July 8, 2013

The Morgan Search and Rescue would like to thank all the Morgan businesses, the Sheriff’s Office, the County Council, the City of Morgan, and the people of Morgan County for being so welcoming while members of the National Search and Rescue were in town for their convention.  They would also like to thank everyone for supporting the Search and Rescue members of Morgan County, the State Search and Rescue, and the National Search and Rescue Association. 

The Morgan Search and Rescue would like to thank all the Morgan businesses, the Sheriff’s Office, the County Council, the City of Morgan, and the people of Morgan County for being so welcoming while members of the National Search and Rescue were in town for their convention.  They would also like to thank everyone for supporting the Search and Rescue membe

July 8, 2013

Many young boys have a dream of being a cowboy. A small group of college students decided to bring this dream to life. Several young men from Texas determined to ride all the way from Mexico to Canada, and rode through Morgan earlier this week. 

Many young boys have a dream of being a cowboy. A small group of college students decided to bring this dream to life. Several young men from Texas determined to ride all the way from Mexico to Canada, and rode through Morgan earlier this week. 

July 8, 2013

Kenneth L. White, Utah State University vice president of Extension and dean of the college of agriculture and applied sciences announced the appointment of Brian J. Higginbotham as associate vice president of Extension, effective July 15. Higginbotham will replace Charles Gay, who retired June 30 after serving in the position for 11 years.

Kenneth L. White, Utah State University vice president of Extension and dean of the college of agriculture and applied sciences announced the appointment of Brian J. Higginbotham as associate vice president of Extension, effective July 15. Higginbotham will replace Charles Gay, who retired June 30 after serving in the position for 11 years.

July 8, 2013

As Washington Heights volunteers finished up their week-long service at her home, Angela Hubble reminisces while reading through a journal kept to remind her of her experiences. Each of the workers has added a few words of their love as she has penned her own words of gratitude. 

As Washington Heights volunteers finished up their week-long service at her home, Angela Hubble reminisces while reading through a journal kept to remind her of her experiences. Each of the workers has added a few words of their love as she has penned her own words of gratitude. 

July 8, 2013

Jaedyn and Kaeson are excited to announce the marriage of their mom, Jessica Billock to Kris Benson as they celebrate with their friends and family for an evening of food, drinks, dancing and fun for the couple’s first night together as Mr. and Mrs. Benson. Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. until the evening ends. 

Jaedyn and Kaeson are excited to announce the marriage of their mom, Jessica Billock to Kris Benson as they celebrate with their friends and family for an evening of food, drinks, dancing and fun for the couple’s first night together as Mr. and Mrs. Benson. Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. until the evening ends. 

July 8, 2013

Kim Corpany and Vaughn Knudsen joyfully announce their marriage of June 7. 

Kim Corpany and Vaughn Knudsen joyfully announce their marriage of June 7. 
Kim is the daughter of Dave and JoAnne Corpany. Vaughn is the son of Janet and the late Andrew Knudsen.

July 8, 2013

Natalie Kaye Nicholas and Aureliano Montes Jr, of San Jose California, will begin their journey together on June 26, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. They will have an open house at Natalie’s home, 2415 S Morgan Valley Drive, on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. In case of oversight (very possible) you are invited to attend and celebrate with friends and family that Friday.

Natalie Kaye Nicholas and Aureliano Montes Jr, of San Jose California, will begin their journey together on June 26, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. They will have an open house at Natalie’s home, 2415 S Morgan Valley Drive, on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.

July 8, 2013

Anthony Nelson and Rebecca Rees are excited to be married on Wed. June 26, 2013 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

Anthony Nelson and Rebecca Rees are excited to be married on Wed. June 26, 2013 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 
Becca is the daughter of Stan and Kendra Rees of Morgan. 

July 8, 2013

Tod and Karen Straw are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Shaneece, to Dustin Lane Stewart, son of Paul and Gina Stewart.  Shaneece and Dustin have chosen Friday, June 28, 2013 to be married in the Bountiful LDS Temple. 

Tod and Karen Straw are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Shaneece, to Dustin Lane Stewart, son of Paul and Gina Stewart.  Shaneece and Dustin have chosen Friday, June 28, 2013 to be married in the Bountiful LDS Temple. 

July 8, 2013

Rex and Susan Wingle along with Hank and Bonnie Telford are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Jenna Lee Wingle and Chase Roger Telford. A reception will be held in their honor at Huntsville City park, 7450 East 250 South, Huntsville, Utah, on June 29, from 6 – 9 p.m. Jenna and Chase will be living in Logan, Utah while they finish their education. In case of oversight, please come and wish them well at the beginning of their life together.

Rex and Susan Wingle along with Hank and Bonnie Telford are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Jenna Lee Wingle and Chase Roger Telford. A reception will be held in their honor at Huntsville City park, 7450 East 250 South, Huntsville, Utah, on June 29, from 6 – 9 p.m.

June 26, 2013

Morgan voters went to the polls yesterday and voted down the proposed vote local levy by a wide margin. 2,485 votes were cast, a 45% voter turnout. 885 (36%) were cast in favor and 1,600 (64%) voted against. The vote was fairly consistent across all precincts. The breakdown by precinct is as follows:
Precinct                     Voters                 For                          Against
Mountain Green         421            141 (33.5%)            280 (66.5%)
Peterson                      587             213 (36.3%)           374 (63.7%)
Canyon Creek            278              73 (26.3%)            205 (73.7%)
City                               516             198 (38.4%)           318 (61.6%)
North Morgan          437             189 (43.25%)          248 (56.75%)
CC State Senate      188                59 (31.4%)             129 (68.6%)
Croydon                      57                 11 (19.3%)             46 (80.7%)

Morgan voters went to the polls yesterday and voted down the proposed vote local levy by a wide margin. 2,485 votes were cast, a 45% voter turnout. 885 (36%) were cast in favor and 1,600 (64%) voted against. The vote was fairly consistent across all precincts. The breakdown by precinct is as follows:

June 17, 2013

The Morgan County Library has started signups for families and individuals to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  The library encourages everyone to participate from babes in arms to 100-year-olds and even beyond, the library staff laughed as they realized there really are library patrons older than this.  

The Morgan County Library has started signups for families and individuals to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  The library encourages everyone to participate from babes in arms to 100-year-olds and even beyond, the library staff laughed as they realized there really are library patrons older than this.  

June 17, 2013

I want to urge everyone to vote “NO” on the tax levy that Morgan School District is proposing.

I want to urge everyone to vote “NO” on the tax levy that Morgan School District is proposing.
As a retired teacher of 37 years, I know how important education is.  And one of the most important lessons we can teach is to live within your means by being fiscally responsible and making do with what you have. 

June 17, 2013

Kellie Jo Carrigan has been called to serve in the Arizona, Phoenix mission. 

Kellie Jo Carrigan has been called to serve in the Arizona, Phoenix mission. 
She will be speaking in the Morgan 11th Ward, Field Street Church at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 16. She will enter the MTC on June 19.

June 17, 2013

Kassie Nagel went undefeated all year long in shot put and discus in every track meet that she participated in Utah.  

By Chania Nagel
Kassie Nagel went undefeated all year long in shot put and discus in every track meet that she participated in Utah.  

June 17, 2013

All the incumbents up for re-election on the Morgan City Council filed to continue holding their seats.  With a total of four seats up for grabs, two incumbents will run unopposed.  

Incumbents file for Morgan City Council positions

June 17, 2013

All the incumbents up for re-election on the Morgan City Council filed to continue holding their seats.  With a total of four seats up for grabs, two incumbents will run unopposed.  

Incumbents file for Morgan City Council positions

June 17, 2013

SFC Daniel Merz Glick is retiring from the United States Army after 20 years of active duty service.

SFC Daniel Merz Glick is retiring from the United States Army after 20 years of active duty service.

June 17, 2013

The Marie McQuiddy Daley Softball Tournament is held in honor of our courageous mother, daughter, relative and friend.  Please come cheer on teams and enjoy the day with us.  The tournament will take place this Saturday, June 15 at the Wilkinson Rec Plex.  For more information contact Audrey Peterson or Tara Hammer.

By Audrey Peterson

June 17, 2013

After spending a total of $22,000 last year on perfecting addressing records throughout the county, Morgan County is seeking a $10,000 State of Utah Cadastral Grant to create parcel data.

After spending a total of $22,000 last year on perfecting addressing records throughout the county, Morgan County is seeking a $10,000 State of Utah Cadastral Grant to create parcel data.

June 17, 2013

So many veterans feel confused about benefits and the services they have earned. There is so much to know, and there are so many changes from one year to the next. 

So many veterans feel confused about benefits and the services they have earned. There is so much to know, and there are so many changes from one year to the next. 

June 17, 2013

Kurt and Angi Bryant are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Savanna to Hayden Roney son of Park and Stephanie Roney. Savanna and Hayden will be married June 21, 2013, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

Kurt and Angi Bryant are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Savanna to Hayden Roney son of Park and Stephanie Roney. Savanna and Hayden will be married June 21, 2013, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

June 17, 2013

Kylie Ann Hoopes and Colten Goddard Tholen have chosen June19, 2013, to be married for time and all eternity in the Brigham City Temple. 

Kylie Ann Hoopes and Colten Goddard Tholen have chosen June19, 2013, to be married for time and all eternity in the Brigham City Temple. 

June 17, 2013

Havala May Rich and Mason Thomas Wright are to be married June 15, 2013. Their parents Stephen & Lynelle Rich, Chad & Marya Wright, and Jean & Anna Middleton are celebrating that evening at a reception given in Mason’s and Havala’s honor.  

Havala May Rich and Mason Thomas Wright are to be married June 15, 2013. Their parents Stephen & Lynelle Rich, Chad & Marya Wright, and Jean & Anna Middleton are celebrating that evening at a reception given in Mason’s and Havala’s honor.  

June 7, 2013

On Saturday, June 1 4-H and FFA members from around the county and surrounding areas gathered at the Morgan County Fairgrounds for the June Livestock Show. Students from grades 3 to 12 presented show steers and lambs to be judged in market and showmanship classes. In the market classes, the animals were put into groups based on their weight and were judged on their build and the quality of the animal. In the showmanship classes, students were divided by grade into senior, intermediate and junior showmanship groups. The students were then judged on their knowledge and ability to handle their animal and their animal’s appearance and behavior. 

By Niccole Haslam and Amanda Christensen

June 7, 2013

On Saturday, May 18, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board sponsored the third annual Veteran’s Recognition Day at the Morgan County Airport.

On Saturday, May 18, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board sponsored the third annual Veteran’s Recognition Day at the Morgan County Airport.

June 7, 2013

TSgt Darrin Sather, on active duty with the USAF, recently returned from South Korea to his home in Mtn. Green.  He not only received an emotional and heartwarming welcome from his wife Eleanor and their children Jackson, Alli and Julian but our local Boy Scouts from Troop 576 under Scout Master Carl Hipwell posted about 70 American flags on their street and driveway. Darrin and his son Jackson later participated in the Scouts Court of Honor and Darrin was our guest speaker.  Welcome Home Darrin!

TSgt Darrin Sather, on active duty with the USAF, recently returned from South Korea to his home in Mtn.

June 7, 2013

On May 4, 2013, a 4-H/FFA workshop was held for anyone who has a livestock project this year.  The day began with instruction on livestock judging presented by Dane Ercanbrack.  

On May 4, 2013, a 4-H/FFA workshop was held for anyone who has a livestock project this year.  The day began with instruction on livestock judging presented by Dane Ercanbrack.  

June 7, 2013

As I have researched school district finance during the past few months, I have come to the decision to actively support the voted local levy. We have great students, parents and teachers in Morgan County who have made education a priority. Our CRT scores prove a high level of proficiency in language arts and science comparable to districts that are spending double per student annually. Some may argue that if we are meeting our basic educational goals and even beyond, why would we want to increase funding?

Dear Editor:

June 7, 2013

As a resident of the Highlands of Mountain Green, I oppose the projected development of a multiplex apartment and residential complex near Trappers Loop on the basis of citizens’ safety and security. 

As a resident of the Highlands of Mountain Green, I oppose the projected development of a multiplex apartment and residential complex near Trappers Loop on the basis of citizens’ safety and security. 

June 7, 2013

Larry Shepherd, a community outreach director with the U.S. Senate and a representative with Sen. Mike Lee’s office, visited Morgan May 30 and hopes to make other visits in the near future.

Larry Shepherd, a community outreach director with the U.S. Senate and a representative with Sen. Mike Lee’s office, visited Morgan May 30 and hopes to make other visits in the near future.

June 7, 2013

Every year the residents of Morgan County look forward to the quilt auction at the county fair.  In order for this auction to be a success, donations are needed.

Every year the residents of Morgan County look forward to the quilt auction at the county fair.  In order for this auction to be a success, donations are needed.

June 7, 2013

Morgan Storm U-11 girls team, comprised of local Morgan county players, swept first place honors in the silver division of the Wasatch Classic played in Layton/Kaysville during the Memorial day weekend.

Morgan Storm U-11 girls team, comprised of local Morgan county players, swept first place honors in the silver division of the Wasatch Classic played in Layton/Kaysville during the Memorial day weekend.  

June 7, 2013

Morgan High School’s Thomas Ericson has announced he will enroll at Illinois College in the fall and compete as a member of the school’s football team.

Morgan High School’s Thomas Ericson has announced he will enroll at Illinois College in the fall and compete as a member of the school’s football team.

June 7, 2013

A huge reason we have so many individual success stories in our special education program at Morgan Middle School is because of the success of our peer tutor program.   These students play a vital role in the success of some of their fellow students.

A huge reason we have so many individual success stories in our special education program at Morgan Middle School is because of the success of our peer tutor program.   These students play a vital role in the success of some of their fellow students.

June 7, 2013

Snowbasin Resort will be kicking off its summer season this coming Father’s Day weekend. Starting June 15, Snowbasin will be open for operations on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.  

Snowbasin Resort will be kicking off its summer season this coming Father’s Day weekend. Starting June 15, Snowbasin will be open for operations on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.  

June 7, 2013

 Jessica Little and Tyson Bagley have chosen Sat., June 8, 2013, to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan, Utah Temple. 

 Jessica Little and Tyson Bagley have chosen Sat., June 8, 2013, to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan, Utah Temple. 
Jessica is the daughter of Darwin and Tami Little. She graduated from Morgan High School and recently returned home from the West Virginia Charleston mission. 

June 7, 2013

Doug and Jennifer Porter are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Jessica Lee Porter, to Garret Durrant, son of David and Angela Durrant, and Gayla Durrant. Jessica and Garret will be married on Saturday , June 1,2013 in the Salt Lake Temple. In case of oversight, please join them in their celebration at a reception held in their honor that evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Rock Church in Morgan, 10 W. Young Street.

Doug and Jennifer Porter are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Jessica Lee Porter, to Garret Durrant, son of David and Angela Durrant, and Gayla Durrant. Jessica and Garret will be married on Saturday , June 1,2013 in the Salt Lake Temple.

June 7, 2013

Merl and Diane Chappell are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Kacie, to Shadd Laine Straw, son of Todd and Karen Straw, on June 8, 2013.

Merl and Diane Chappell are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Kacie, to Shadd Laine Straw, son of Todd and Karen Straw, on June 8, 2013.
A reception will be held that evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Chappell residence. 

June 6, 2013

After being inactive for several years, Morgan County Friends of the Library is once again functioning in our community.  

After being inactive for several years, Morgan County Friends of the Library is once again functioning in our community.  

June 6, 2013

Goldenwest Credit Union is hosting a free Health Care Reform Seminar on May 24. This symposium will provide timely information on how business owners and managers can proactively prepare for the changes and cost increases that will be associated with the Affordable Care Act. Jennifer Danielson, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, will be the featured speaker at this event. 

Goldenwest Credit Union is hosting a free Health Care Reform Seminar on May 24. This symposium will provide timely information on how business owners and managers can proactively prepare for the changes and cost increases that will be associated with the Affordable Care Act.

June 6, 2013

Why I am voting no on the Morgan County levy tax?  Morgan County has one of the highest tax rates in Utah.

Dear Editor:

June 6, 2013

This letter is written in support of the Morgan School Board’s proposed voted levy.  We have been impressed over the years with the quality of the educational programs provided for the students in Morgan County.  Our children have all graduated from the school system and have found success in post high school educational and employment pursuits.  We attribute this to the quality and effort of the educators involved in the school system, and in the leadership of those who have served on the school board over the years.

This letter is written in support of the Morgan School Board’s proposed voted levy.  We have been impressed over the years with the quality of the educational programs provided for the students in Morgan County.  Our children have all graduated from the school system and have found success in post high school educational and employment pursuits.  We attribute thi

June 6, 2013

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.
The activity following the theme was service to others in the community. The services rendered by those in attendance were given with a smile. 

June 6, 2013

Senator Mike Lee’s Mobile office is coming to Morgan.  This mobile office is a resource for constituents across Utah who might not otherwise be able to meet with casework officers or other staff at Senator Lee’s offices in Salt Lake City and St. George.  

Senator Mike Lee’s Mobile office is coming to Morgan.  This mobile office is a resource for constituents across Utah who might not otherwise be able to meet with casework officers or other staff at Senator Lee’s offices in Salt Lake City and St. George.  

June 6, 2013
June 6, 2013

Bailey Farris, daughter of Jann and Wendy Farris has been called to serve in the Dominican Republic, Santiago Mission.

Bailey Farris, daughter of Jann and Wendy Farris has been called to serve in the Dominican Republic, Santiago Mission.
Hermana Farris will report to the Dominican Republic MTC June 6. 

June 6, 2013

Ashley Jane Curfew has been called to serve in the Nebraska, Omaha mission. Her farewell is Sunday, May 19, at 9 a.m. at the Field Street Chapel. She reports to the Provo MTC on May 29.

Ashley Jane Curfew has been called to serve in the Nebraska, Omaha mission. Her farewell is Sunday, May 19, at 9 a.m. at the Field Street Chapel. She reports to the Provo MTC on May 29.

June 6, 2013

Bailey Janelle Lubeck, daughter of Bill and Leslie Lubeck, has been called to serve in the China Hong Kong Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Bailey Janelle Lubeck, daughter of Bill and Leslie Lubeck, has been called to serve in the China Hong Kong Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
She will enter the Provo Utah MTC June 5, 2013.

June 6, 2013

Paige McAllister, daughter of Rick and Erin McAllister has been called to serve in the Phoenix, Arizona Mission. She entered the MTC on May 8, and will report to Phoenix on May 21.

Paige McAllister, daughter of Rick and Erin McAllister has been called to serve in the Phoenix, Arizona Mission. She entered the MTC on May 8, and will report to Phoenix on May 21.

June 6, 2013

Sister Chelsea Roseman, daughter of Burke and Janalene Roseman, has been called to serve in the Arkansas, Little Rock mission. 

Sister Chelsea Roseman, daughter of Burke and Janalene Roseman, has been called to serve in the Arkansas, Little Rock mission. 
She reported to the Provo MTC on May 22.

June 6, 2013

The Morgan Beta Literary Club held their last meeting at the Morgan Senior Center.

The Morgan Beta Literary Club held their last meeting at the Morgan Senior Center.

June 6, 2013

Join the Morgan High School Class of 2013 in celebrating their graduation.  The accomplished seniors will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas today at 12:30 p.m. in the Dee Events Center at Weber State 
University.

Join the Morgan High School Class of 2013 in celebrating their graduation.  The accomplished seniors will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas today at 12:30 p.m. in the Dee Events Center at Weber State 
University.  The ceremony will be followed by the traditional Operation Graduation this evening at 9 p.m. 

June 6, 2013

In light of the events in Boston, Isaac Clark collected used running shoes for the less fortunate to earn his Cub Scout World Conservation Award.  

In light of the events in Boston, Isaac Clark collected used running shoes for the less fortunate to earn his Cub Scout World Conservation Award.  

June 6, 2013

Following a change recently approved by the Morgan County Council, all dogs in Morgan County should be licensed every January.  Previously, dog owners licensed their animals anytime, and the license lasted a year from the original licensing date.  

All dogs in county up for January license renewal

June 6, 2013

The role of a successful teacher extends far beyond the classroom.  

The role of a successful teacher extends far beyond the classroom.  
Teachers take on numerous roles to ensure that our children obtain the skills and resources they need to become responsible citizens.  

June 6, 2013

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 6, 2013

Morgan’s special needs group brought a measure of unexpected joy to mothers living in an Ogden domestic violence shelter during Mother’s Day weekend.  

Morgan’s special needs group brought a measure of unexpected joy to mothers living in an Ogden domestic violence shelter during Mother’s Day weekend.  

June 6, 2013

The Morgan High School Trojan baseball team left Spanish Fork on May 11 with an invitation to the second round of the state baseball playoffs.

The Morgan High School Trojan baseball team left Spanish Fork on May 11 with an invitation to the second round of the state baseball playoffs.  After dropping their first game to top-seed Snow Canyon, the team routed the Uintah Utes, 14-4.  It was a balanced attack, with several Trojans amassin

June 6, 2013

Dave and I would like to thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity you have shown our family. 

Dave and I would like to thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity you have shown our family. 
We will forever be grateful for your willingness to share your time, talents and money with us to bless our family.  You have blessed us tremendously.  

June 6, 2013

Jacob Allen became one of our county’s youngest Eagle Scouts when he received the prestigious award on April 28 at the age of 13.  Jacob, along with his parents, project manager Frayne Spens and about 20 other volunteers, expended 150 combined hours planning, building and installing a 38-foot long, disability-accessible wheelchair ramp for a retirement community nestled in a trailer park in Farr West.  The portable ramp can be used at different trailers, as needed.  

Jacob Allen became one of our county’s youngest Eagle Scouts when he received the prestigious award on April 28 at the age of 13.  Jacob, along with his parents, project manager Frayne Spens and about 20 other volunteers, expended 150 combined hours planning, building and installing a 38-foot long, disability-accessible wheelchair ramp for a retirement com

June 5, 2013

Dear Editor:
This letter is written in support of the Morgan School Board’s proposed voted levy.  We have been impressed over the years with the quality of the educational programs provided for the students in Morgan County.  Our children have all graduated from the school system and have found success in post high school educational and employment pursuits. 

Dear Editor:

June 5, 2013

Dear Editor:
Why I am voting no on the Morgan County levy tax?  Morgan County has one of the highest tax rates in Utah.  The Morgan County Commissioners do everything in their power to drive out business.  It’s time people with large families pay their fair share.  A head tax would be a great start.  Sell the Morgan County airport to a private company and tax it.  None of the proposed tax increase will go to better pay for teachers.
~ Brent Fenstermaker 

Dear Editor:

June 5, 2013

What started out as a celebration for Mountain Green members of the LDS church became a celebration for the whole community. As it was recently found that the building housing many of the Mountain Green wards would celebrate its 50th year, Bishop Tyler Quigley and Dave Wall along with many others decided to plan a party May 11.   

What started out as a celebration for Mountain Green members of the LDS church became a celebration for the whole community. As it was recently found that the building housing many of the Mountain Green wards would celebrate its 50th year, Bishop Tyler Quigley and Dave Wall along with many others decided to plan a party May 11.

June 5, 2013

A huge reason we have so many individual success stories in our special education program at Morgan Middle School is because of the success of our peer tutor program.   These students play a vital role in the success of some of their fellow students.

A huge reason we have so many individual success stories in our special education program at Morgan Middle School is because of the success of our peer tutor program.   These students play a vital role in the success of some of their fellow students.

June 5, 2013

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Springtime is a good time to rid ourselves of items that we no longer need or use but would be of value to others.  This year, why not donate those usable items to the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for their annual yard sale?  The yard sale will be held on June 15 on the corner of the Walker Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 4, 2013

Following a change recently approved by the Morgan County Council, all dogs in Morgan County should be licensed every January.  Previously, dog owners licensed their animals anytime, and the license lasted a year from the original licensing date.  

Following a change recently approved by the Morgan County Council, all dogs in Morgan County should be licensed every January.  Previously, dog owners licensed their animals anytime, and the license lasted a year from the original licensing date.  

June 4, 2013

Ron Atwood was recently allowed to build one large hangar in the footprint of two smaller 50 foot by 50 foot ones at the Morgan County Airport in Mountain Green.  The change will allow for an additional 15 foot by 50 foot space.  Atwood said the additional space would not only allow him to house three more airplanes in the hangar, but it would also provide more property tax revenue to the county.

Ron Atwood was recently allowed to build one large hangar in the footprint of two smaller 50 foot by 50 foot ones at the Morgan County Airport in Mountain Green.  The change will allow for an additional 15 foot by 50 foot space.  Atwood said the additional space would not only allow him to house three more airplanes in the hangar, but it would also provide

June 4, 2013

Goldenwest Credit Union is hosting a free Health Care Reform Seminar on May 24. This symposium will provide timely information on how business owners and managers can proactively prepare for the changes and cost increases that will be associated with the Affordable Care Act. Jennifer Danielson, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, will be the featured speaker at this event. 

Goldenwest Credit Union is hosting a free Health Care Reform Seminar on May 24. This symposium will provide timely information on how business owners and managers can proactively prepare for the changes and cost increases that will be associated with the Affordable Care Act.

June 4, 2013

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.
The activity following the theme was service to others in the community. The services rendered by those in attendance were given with a smile. 

“Community Matters” was the theme for Morgan County Library’s family fun night, held April 29.
The activity following the theme was service to others in the community. The services rendered by those in attendance were given with a smile. 

June 4, 2013

Ashley Jane Curfew has been called to serve in the Nebraska, Omaha mission. Her farewell is Sunday, May 19, at 9 a.m. at the Field Street Chapel. She reports to the Provo MTC on May 29.

Ashley Jane Curfew has been called to serve in the Nebraska, Omaha mission. Her farewell is Sunday, May 19, at 9 a.m. at the Field Street Chapel. She reports to the Provo MTC on May 29.

June 4, 2013

Paige McAllister, daughter of Rick and Erin McAllister has been called to serve in the Phoenix, Arizona Mission. She entered the MTC on May 8, and will report to Phoenix on May 21.

Paige McAllister, daughter of Rick and Erin McAllister has been called to serve in the Phoenix, Arizona Mission. She entered the MTC on May 8, and will report to Phoenix on May 21.

June 4, 2013

John S Harames, Sr, 70, passed away from natural causes on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  
John was born on January 12, 1943 in Ogden, UT to Spiro J and Marion B Harames.    He graduated from Morgan High School in 1961.  From 1962 to 1981 he was married to DeAnn Rock.  They made their home in Morgan and together they had three children; Geni, John, and Geri.  In 1985 he married Sharlee Workman.  They lived in North Ogden and Mesquite, NV and were married until 2001.  In recent years, John has re-connected with both DeAnn and Sharlee and they have remained good friends.

John S Harames, Sr, 70, passed away from natural causes on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  

June 4, 2013

The role of a successful teacher extends far beyond the classroom.  
Teachers take on numerous roles to ensure that our children obtain the skills and resources they need to become responsible citizens.

The role of a successful teacher extends far beyond the classroom.  
Teachers take on numerous roles to ensure that our children obtain the skills and resources they need to become responsible citizens.  

June 4, 2013

After 36 years Mrs. London is finally getting out of 2nd grade! Please join us in honoring Lyn London at a retirement open house as we celebrate her years of love and dedication as an elementary teacher. Wednesday May 22, 2013 2:30-7 p.m. Coalville Fire Station 86 E. Center St. Coalville. Please no gifts.

After 36 years Mrs. London is finally getting out of 2nd grade! Please join us in honoring Lyn London at a retirement open house as we celebrate her years of love and dedication as an elementary teacher. Wednesday May 22, 2013 2:30-7 p.m. Coalville Fire Station 86 E. Center St. Coalville. Please no gifts.

June 4, 2013

Morgan’s special needs group brought a measure of unexpected joy to mothers living in an Ogden domestic violence shelter during Mother’s Day weekend.  
For the past couple of weeks, the group had a collection bin set up at Hinds Quick Stop, where more than 100 purses were donated by members of the community.  On May 9, the group met at the Milton Church and in assembly-line fashion, stuffed each purse with lip balm, combs, sewing kits, vanity kits, hand sanitizer, lotion and tissues.  

Morgan’s special needs group brought a measure of unexpected joy to mothers living in an Ogden domestic violence shelter during Mother’s Day weekend.  

June 4, 2013

The Morgan High School Trojan 
baseball team left Spanish Fork on May 11 with an invitation to the second round of the state baseball playoffs.  After dropping their first game to top-seed Snow Canyon, the team routed the Uintah Utes, 14-4.  It was a balanced attack, with several Trojans amassing hits, RBIs and runs scored.  Two other Region 11 teams, Stansbury 
and Grantsville, were ousted from the tournament, while Bear River moved on to the next round as well.  

The Morgan High School Trojan 

June 3, 2013

Robin and Jennie Porter of Mountain Green moved to Morgan County about 10 years ago; however, Robin has ancestral roots in the Morgan area.  He is related to the Porters of Porterville through Nancy and Sanford Porter.  

Robin and Jennie Porter of Mountain Green moved to Morgan County about 10 years ago; however, Robin has ancestral roots in the Morgan area.  He is related to the Porters of Porterville through Nancy and Sanford Porter.  

June 3, 2013

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. 

Morgan Conservation District is hosting a Bag O’ Woad program this spring. 
Morgan County youth, ages 6 through 18, are invited to earn a $10 bounty for each 40-pound bag of the noxious weed dyer’s woad that has been dug, collected and returned. 

June 3, 2013

Smoke was sent billowing into the already cloudy skies of Morgan on Wednesday, May 8, after an accident engulfed a garage in flames.  The actual cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Smoke was sent billowing into the already cloudy skies of Morgan on Wednesday, May 8, after an accident engulfed a garage in flames.  The actual cause of the blaze is under investigation.

June 3, 2013

Opening a new business is exciting for anyone, but it takes on a whole new level of joy and relief when you have been waiting as long as Lars and Kera Birkeland, owners of Mountain Green Kids Club.

Opening a new business is exciting for anyone, but it takes on a whole new level of joy and relief when you have been waiting as long as Lars and Kera Birkeland, owners of Mountain Green Kids Club.
The process originally began in October 2011, so the couple is elated to finally be opening their doors.  

June 3, 2013

Opening a new business is exciting for anyone, but it takes on a whole new level of joy and relief when you have been waiting as long as Lars and Kera Birkeland, owners of Mountain Green Kids Club.

Opening a new business is exciting for anyone, but it takes on a whole new level of joy and relief when you have been waiting as long as Lars and Kera Birkeland, owners of Mountain Green Kids Club.
The process originally began in October 2011, so the couple is elated to finally be opening their doors.  

June 3, 2013

The Trojans varsity baseball team finished their regular season with a close, home loss to top-seed Stansbury and a convincing win over Ogden.  As a result, the Trojans closed out the regular season as the number three seed in Region 11, earning a trip to the state playoffs.  

The Trojans varsity baseball team finished their regular season with a close, home loss to top-seed Stansbury and a convincing win over Ogden.  As a result, the Trojans closed out the regular season as the number three seed in Region 11, earning a trip to the state playoffs.  

June 3, 2013

The Morgan High School boys soccer team traveled to St. George on Thursday morning for the state boys soccer tournament.

The Morgan High School boys soccer team traveled to St. George on Thursday morning for the state boys soccer tournament.

June 3, 2013

Morgan Middle School took 10 seventh graders and 10 eighth graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  Four of our students deserve a special congratulations for scoring in the top 30 percent.  They are Parker Bailey, Weston Blocker and Colin Smith with Peter Christensen scoring in the top 25 percent. Our students did great considering we were competing with all schools participating this year no matter their size.  

By Nan Merrell

June 3, 2013

I had a great experience earlier this week.  My son has shown some interest in family history.  My wife has ancestors in England that we have been researching for some time and I was stuck on where to go next.  I invited my son down to the Family History Library and we spent about two hours with a research consultant in B-2 (the British Area).  One of the research consultants helped us and I learned a new technique for finding ancestors and learning more information about them.  In the space of  less than two hours we were able to identify more than thirty new ancestors we had not found before and gain clues about many others.

I had a great experience earlier this week.  My son has shown some interest in family history.  My wife has ancestors in England that we have been researching for some time and I was stuck on where to go next.  I invited my son down to the Family History Library and we spent about two hours with a research consultant in B-2 (the British Area).  On

June 3, 2013

On Saturday, May 18, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board will be sponsoring the third annual Veteran’s Recognition Day. This celebration recognizes and honors veterans from all branches of service. 

On Saturday, May 18, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board will be sponsoring the third annual Veteran’s Recognition Day. This celebration recognizes and honors veterans from all branches of service. 

June 3, 2013

Zachary Bradshaw and Rebekah Jarman have chosen Saturday, May 11, 2013, to be married in the Salt Lake LDS temple. A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bountiful Central Stake Pavilion, 640 South 750 East, Bountiful.

Zachary Bradshaw and Rebekah Jarman have chosen Saturday, May 11, 2013, to be married in the Salt Lake LDS temple. A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bountiful Central Stake Pavilion, 640 South 750 East, Bountiful. Dancing will begin at 8 p.m.

June 3, 2013

Jill Smalley and Skyler Hardman are happy to announce their marriage on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the Manti Utah LDS Temple. 

Jill Smalley and Skyler Hardman are happy to announce their marriage on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the Manti Utah LDS Temple. 
Jill is the daughter of Scott and Wendy Smalley of Mountain Green, Skyler is the son of Bryan and Dana Hardman of Pleasant Grove. 

May 11, 2013

Kenneth W. Nelson and Neeta K. Nelson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  The couple was married on May 4, 1963, in the Rock Church in Morgan and they were later sealed in the Ogden Temple.  

Kenneth W. Nelson and Neeta K. Nelson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  The couple was married on May 4, 1963, in the Rock Church in Morgan and they were later sealed in the Ogden Temple.  

May 11, 2013

Last season, the Morgan varsity baseball team had one of its most successful seasons in recent history, going three games deep into the state playoffs and knocking off several 4A and 5A schools in non-region play.  

Last season, the Morgan varsity baseball team had one of its most successful seasons in recent history, going three games deep into the state playoffs and knocking off several 4A and 5A schools in non-region play.  

May 11, 2013

 
The University of Southern California announces that 
Zachary Elisha 
Holland will receive the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts

The University of Southern California announces that 
Zachary Elisha 
Holland will receive the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts with a major in 
Philosophy (Ethics, Law and Value Theory) with Cinematic Arts and Political Science minors on Friday morning, 

May 11, 2013

Morgan native Mario Chard was a featured speaker at this year’s National Undergraduate Literature Conference hosted by Weber State University. 

By Mia Chard
Morgan native Mario Chard was a featured speaker at this year’s National Undergraduate Literature Conference hosted by Weber State University. 

May 11, 2013

On April 15, the Morgan SUP met for their monthly meeting at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.

On April 15, the Morgan SUP met for their monthly meeting at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.

May 11, 2013

The Morgan County Republican Party recently chose new party officers including Chairman Lars Birkeland, Vice Chairwoman Tina Cannon, Secretary Lydia Nuttall, Treasurer Pamela Smith and State Central Committee Member Kera Birkeland.

Republicans choose party officers
The Morgan County Republican Party recently chose new party officers including Chairman Lars Birkeland, Vice Chairwoman Tina Cannon, Secretary Lydia Nuttall, Treasurer Pamela Smith and State Central Committee Member Kera Birkeland.

May 11, 2013

Tyson Lindley, a junior at Morgan High School, recently won the Hinds Quick Stop March Madness Challenge by correctly picking Louisville to win the NCAA basketball championship and by selecting many of the early-round and final-four winners.  

Tyson Lindley, a junior at Morgan High School, recently won the Hinds Quick Stop March Madness Challenge by correctly picking Louisville to win the NCAA basketball championship and by selecting many of the early-round and final-four winners.  

May 11, 2013

Parker Lucas, Dakota Van Orden and Andrew Allen received their Eagle Scout award and were honored April 20, 2013.

Parker Lucas, Dakota Van Orden and Andrew Allen received their Eagle Scout award and were honored April 20, 2013.

April 29, 2013

Carolyn Dee Morrison will graduate with a Bachelor of Art Degree from Weber State University on Friday, April 26.  She received her Associate Degree in 2011.

Carolyn Dee Morrison will graduate with a Bachelor of Art Degree from Weber State University on Friday, April 26.  She received her Associate Degree in 2011.
Carolyn and her husband, Jean Morrison, moved to Mountain Green during her work with the 388 Command Post at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.  

April 29, 2013

 
The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of 
Beth Richins, Louise Walker, Beth Turner, Rosella Compton, Donald Butters, and 
Grant Francis

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of 
Beth Richins, Louise Walker, Beth Turner, Rosella Compton, Donald Butters, and 

April 29, 2013

Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to try out MyHeritage.com.  MyHeritage has been around for a few years now.  Their primary product has been family trees and they have specialized in helping families work together.  

Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to try out MyHeritage.com.  MyHeritage has been around for a few years now.  Their primary product has been family trees and they have specialized in helping families work together.  

April 29, 2013

Ken Hicks was honored as the Morgan County recipient of the 2013 Utah Silver Bowl Award at a ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel in Provo, Utah, on April l6. A luncheon was given in honor of volunteers throughout the state featuring Bob Evans of Fox 13 News as master of ceremonies.  Remarks were offered by Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell and LaDawn Stoddard of the Utah Commission on Volunteers.

Ken Hicks was honored as the Morgan County recipient of the 2013 Utah Silver Bowl Award at a ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel in Provo, Utah, on April l6.

April 29, 2013

The Northeastern Utah Region Sterling Scholars competition was held Monday, April 15, 2013, at Wasatch High School in Heber City.  This region consists of students from Altamont, Duchesne, Dugway, Grantsville, Morgan, North Summit, Park City, Rich, South Summit, Tabiona, Uintah, Union, Wasatch and Wendover high schools.

The Northeastern Utah Region Sterling Scholars competition was held Monday, April 15, 2013, at Wasatch High School in Heber City.  This region consists of students from Altamont, Duchesne, Dugway, Grantsville, Morgan, North Summit, Park City, Rich, South Summit, Tabiona, Uintah, Union, Wasatch and Wendover high schools.

April 29, 2013

Sister Jessica Little and Elder Brandon Little, daughter and son of Darwin and Tami Little, have returned home from their missions. Jessica served in the Florida Jacksonville mission and Brandon served in the West Virginia Charleston mission. They will both be speaking on Sunday, April 28, at 9 a.m. at the Morgan Stake Center.

Sister Jessica Little and Elder Brandon Little, daughter and son of Darwin and Tami Little, have returned home from their missions. Jessica served in the Florida Jacksonville mission and Brandon served in the West Virginia Charleston mission. They will both be speaking on Sunday, April 28, at 9 a.m. at the Morgan Stake Center.

April 29, 2013

The family of Deone Durrant would like to thank the many people in the passing of their wife, mother and grandmother. Thanks to everyone who called, brought food and visited. 

The family of Deone Durrant would like to thank the many people in the passing of their wife, mother and grandmother. Thanks to everyone who called, brought food and visited. 
Thanks to IHC Hospice, Walker’s Mortuary, the Morgan 12th Ward Relief Society and Bishop Saunders. 

April 29, 2013

Shaun G. Petersen and Brandi L. Krammer have chosen April 27, 2013 to begin their life together. 

Shaun G. Petersen and Brandi L. Krammer have chosen April 27, 2013 to begin their life together. 
An open house will be given in their honor that night from 6-8 p.m., at the Morgan Search and Rescue Building. 

April 20, 2013
April 20, 2013

Nedra Gledhill Tucker Allen will be celebrating her 90th birthday.  Nedra was born April 17, 1923, in Boulder, Utah, to Sarah Jane Haws and Albert Franklin Gledhill.  She spent her childhood in Bas, Wyom.

Nedra Gledhill Tucker Allen will be celebrating her 90th birthday.  Nedra was born April 17, 1923, in Boulder, Utah, to Sarah Jane Haws and Albert Franklin Gledhill.  She spent her childhood in Bas, Wyom.

April 20, 2013

Our Monday Morning League is now over for the season and we had our banquet Monday night at Parkside Lanes with Denise’s from Coalville catering. Our theme for the dinner was a Birthday theme and it was in honor of Ethel McQueen,  who this summer,  will turn 90 years old! Happy Birthday and thank you to all of our great officers and bowlers for a wonderful year!

Our Monday Morning League is now over for the season and we had our banquet Monday night at Parkside Lanes with Denise’s from Coalville catering. Our theme for the dinner was a Birthday theme and it was in honor of Ethel McQueen,  who this summer,  will turn 90 years old!

April 20, 2013

There exists a very generous group of individuals who donate to a program at Weber State University. This program is known as TAPT (Teachers Assisted Path to Teaching). 

There exists a very generous group of individuals who donate to a program at Weber State University. This program is known as TAPT (Teachers Assisted Path to Teaching). 

April 20, 2013

The city council approved Councilmember Betz's proposal that the city take responsibility for organizing the Fourth of July celebration in the county.  Betz informed the county that without some action by the city the Fourth of July celebration was in jeopardy.  

The city council approved Councilmember Betz's proposal that the city take responsibility for organizing the Fourth of July celebration in the county.  Betz informed the county that without some action by the city the Fourth of July celebration was in jeopardy.  

April 20, 2013

Marlene F. Peterson celebrated her 80th birthday April 1, 2013.

Marlene F. Peterson celebrated her 80th birthday April 1, 2013.
In celebration, a party was given at her home, with her husband Larry, her five grandchildren and their spouses, 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

April 20, 2013

The annual Morgan Lions Club Easter egg hunt is one of their most prominent activities and always a favorite event. 

The annual Morgan Lions Club Easter egg hunt is one of their most prominent activities and always a favorite event. 

April 20, 2013

Sister Kami Call has been called to the Texas San Antonio Mission. 

Sister Kami Call has been called to the Texas San Antonio Mission. 
She is the daughter of Diane & Dan Dickson and Bridger & Christy Call.  She reports to the MTC on April 17, 2013

April 20, 2013

 
Connie Porter Murdock
ROY – Connie Murdock, 75, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend of many passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the Roy 9th Ward Chapel (4250 S. 2175 W.) The family will meet with friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the church.
 
Interment will be at the South Morgan Cemetery.

 
Connie Porter Murdock
ROY – Connie Murdock, 75, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend of many passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 surrounded by her family.

April 20, 2013

 
I would love to say thank you for your thoughts, kind words, your flowers, your food, your calls and visits and your friendship that has been shown to me during my illness. I am not use to being ill, but with all of the kindness that has been given to me, it makes me again realize how wonderful people are in Morgan. Thank you again for everything. ShaRon Nelson

I would love to say thank you for your thoughts, kind words, your flowers, your food, your calls and visits and your friendship that has been shown to me during my illness. I am not use to being ill, but with all of the kindness that has been given to me, it makes me again realize how wonderful people are in Morgan. Thank you again for everything.

April 17, 2013

MORGAN - Deone Tonks Durrant peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her family on Monday April 15, 2013.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Rock Church, 10 W. Young Street, Morgan, UT. Viewings will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. also at the Rock Church.

MORGAN - Deone Tonks Durrant peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her family on Monday April 15, 2013.
She was born March 13, 1931 to Charles and Nina Porter Tonks. She graduated from Morgan High and attended Weber State.
She married her eternal companion Gerald Durrant in the Salt Lake Temple on June 16, 1952.

April 17, 2013

Westbound lanes on Interstate 84 were closed Tuesday when a semitruck carrying solar panels rolled over.

Westbound lanes on Interstate 84 were closed Tuesday when a semitruck carrying solar panels rolled over.  The accident occurred at 3:05 p.m.

April 15, 2013

Taylor Preslar, son of Mark and Vinda Preslar, is Morgan High School’s Business Sterling Scholar.  Preslar has been involved as a member of Academic Olympiad, Academic Decathlon and the debate team.  He has also served in leadership positions including National Honor Society vice president, debate president, FBLA officer, Valley United soccer captain and cross country team captain.  Last year he attended Boys’ State, a camp that involves students in simulated government processes.  

Taylor Preslar, son of Mark and Vinda Preslar, is Morgan High School’s Business Sterling Scholar.  Preslar has been involved as a member of Academic Olympiad, Academic Decathlon and the debate team.  He has also served in leadership positions including National Honor Society vice president, debate president, FBLA officer, Valley United soccer captain

April 15, 2013

“It’s all about family” is a fitting motto for the Skinner household. Joey and Lisa Skinner have been blessed with four wonderful children:  Shantelle (married to husband Nate), Colby (currently serving a mission in Mexico), Cameron (a high school senior), and Tucker (eighth grade). A new highlight in the Skinner family has been the addition of Shantelle and Nate’s baby girl, Brielle. Joey and Lisa love their new role as grandparents. 

“It’s all about family” is a fitting motto for the Skinner household. Joey and Lisa Skinner have been blessed with four wonderful children:  Shantelle (married to husband Nate), Colby (currently serving a mission in Mexico), Cameron (a high school senior), and Tucker (eighth grade).

April 15, 2013

This last weekend, the Morgan FFA Chapter attended state convention.  While there, students supported fellow peers in their achievements, competed at the state level and learned important leadership skills.  

This last weekend, the Morgan FFA Chapter attended state convention.  While there, students supported fellow peers in their achievements, competed at the state level and learned important leadership skills.  

April 15, 2013

If you are interested in getting out and seeing the beautiful scenery in our area up close and personal, a new club has been developed to help you achieve that.

If you are interested in getting out and seeing the beautiful scenery in our area up close and personal, a new club has been developed to help you achieve that.
Darla Wright, Tammy Babbitt and Dorothy Leishman combined their love of the outdoors and formed the Morgan Hiking Club.  

April 15, 2013

From the family of Alice Preece: Many thanks for all the kind words, cards, flowers, meals and thoughts of our mother. We thank all of you so much. 

From the family of Alice Preece: Many thanks for all the kind words, cards, flowers, meals and thoughts of our mother. We thank all of you so much. 
We would like to thank the Stoddard Ward for their compassionate service and the wonderful meal provided for the family. 

April 15, 2013

The third grade has been learning about simple machines for the whole month of January. As a celebration of what they learned, each student made their own simple machine to display at the simple machines fair for the rest of the school as well as their parents.  The students’ creativity and ability to apply what they learned was very impressive. The machines were all different shapes and all different sizes, but they all were able to scientifically do work using one or a combination of the six simple machines.  The projects ranged anywhere from catapults, to dog feeders, to homemade mouse traps.  It was a great event to take part in. 

The third grade has been learning about simple machines for the whole month of January. As a celebration of what they learned, each student made their own simple machine to display at the simple machines fair for the rest of the school as well as their parents.  The students’ creativity and ability to apply what they learned was very impressive.

April 15, 2013

A fun and learning experience was had by all when the fifth grade participated in a wax museum project last week at Mountain Green Elementary School. Every fifth-grader was required to read a biography and memorize a few fun facts about the person they chose to read about.  Then the fun began.  

A fun and learning experience was had by all when the fifth grade participated in a wax museum project last week at Mountain Green Elementary School. Every fifth-grader was required to read a biography and memorize a few fun facts about the person they chose to read about.  Then the fun began.  

April 3, 2013

 
Morgan - Clarence George “Tic” Francis, 93, died on April 2, 2013.
He was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Morgan, Utah, to William Weisbrodt and Cecilia Knight Francis, but celebrated his birthday on Dec. 7.  He married Elna Wright on Jan. 24, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple.
 
A viewing will be held Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Rock Church in Morgan, 10 W. Young St., from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be at the Rock Church on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 12 noon with a viewing prior to the funeral from 10:45 to 11:45 p.m.
Interment in the South Morgan Cemetery.

 
Morgan - Clarence George “Tic” Francis, 93, died on April 2, 2013.
He was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Morgan, Utah, to William Weisbrodt and Cecilia Knight Francis, but celebrated his birthday on Dec. 7.  He married Elna Wright on Jan. 24, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple.

March 25, 2013

In an effort to help provide relief from the devastating aftermath of the Sandy Hurricane, Mackenzie Cannon initiated a fundraiser called “$ents for Sandy.” Her goal was to make a meaningful contribution through the Red Cross to help rebuild lives shattered by this natural disaster.  

By Alayna Gunn
 

March 25, 2013

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Betty Heckman & Juanita Beasley, to celebrate their birthdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 23, at Family Tree Assisted Living 862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd.

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Betty Heckman & Juanita Beasley, to celebrate th

March 25, 2013

Wednesday night, at the blogger dinner, FamilySearch made a number of announcements.  First off, they released that there are more than 6,700 registrants in advance of the conference.  This makes RootsTech the largest genealogical conference in North America.  In only its third year that is a remarkable achievement.  It has become the “not to miss” conference in the genealogical world.  If you did not pre-register you can still register at the door.  A one day pass is only $89. The exhibit hall is open for free.  

Wednesday night, at the blogger dinner, FamilySearch made a number of announcements.  First off, they released that there are more than 6,700 registrants in advance of the conference.  This makes RootsTech the largest genealogical conference in North America.  In only its third year that is a remarkable achievement.  It has become the “not t

March 25, 2013

Elder Gabe Allen Davis, son of Kris and Wendie Davis, has been called to serve in the Peru Trujillo Spanish Speaking mission. Gabe will be speaking in the Enterprise Ward (Enterprise Chapel 2755 W. Old Hwy. Rd.) on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at 12:40 p.m. Gabe will then report to the Peru MTC on April 9, 2013.

Elder Gabe Allen Davis, son of Kris and Wendie Davis, has been called to serve in the Peru Trujillo Spanish Speaking mission. Gabe will be speaking in the Enterprise Ward (Enterprise Chapel 2755 W. Old Hwy. Rd.) on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at 12:40 p.m. Gabe will then report to the Peru MTC on April 9, 2013.

March 25, 2013

Tanner Reese has been called to the Australia Adelaide Mission. He reports to the Provo MTC on March 27, 2013. He will be speaking in the Morgan 7th Ward on Sunday, March 24 at 1 p.m. at the Morgan Stake Center.

Tanner Reese has been called to the Australia Adelaide Mission. He reports to the Provo MTC on March 27, 2013. He will be speaking in the Morgan 7th Ward on Sunday, March 24 at 1 p.m. at the Morgan Stake Center.

March 25, 2013

To promote literacy among Morgan Middle School students, the school Literacy Committee decided to continue the tradition of holding a school-wide spelling bee. 

To promote literacy among Morgan Middle School students, the school Literacy Committee decided to continue the tradition of holding a school-wide spelling bee. 

March 25, 2013

“Joe” Stephen Laddle Russell, age 66, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.  He was born on May 13, 1946, in Coalville, Utah, to Laddle and Edna Broadhead Russell.  He was the youngest of six children.  Joe graduated from Morgan High School in 1964.

“Joe” Stephen Laddle Russell, age 66, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.  He was born on May 13, 1946, in Coalville, Utah, to Laddle and Edna Broadhead Russell.  He was the youngest of six children.  Joe graduated from Morgan High School in 1964.

March 25, 2013

 
“Once Upon on Time” was the theme at this year’s junior prom. 
The spirit of Morgan was shown in the diversity of personalities this year.

“Once Upon on Time” was the theme at this year’s junior prom. 
The spirit of Morgan was shown in the diversity of personalities this year.
 
Queen, Liberty 

March 15, 2013

Jay and Bonnie Jeffery are happy to announce their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Friday, March 13, 1953, in the Manti temple. Bonnie was reared in Provo and Jay in Delta.  

Jay and Bonnie Jeffery are happy to announce their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Friday, March 13, 1953, in the Manti temple. Bonnie was reared in Provo and Jay in Delta.  

March 15, 2013

Math classrooms are changing all over the country. In the past, most mathematical teaching was made up of a routine of correcting previous assignments, showing the students how to work through a step a by step problem, and then having the students practice the steps until mastery is obtained. Over the years we have discovered that this type of mathematical instruction is not adequately preparing students to apply their learning in a consistently changing technological society. 

Math classrooms are changing all over the country. In the past, most mathematical teaching was made up of a routine of correcting previous assignments, showing the students how to work through a step a by step problem, and then having the students practice the steps until mastery is obtained.

March 15, 2013

During the month of February, fifth graders at Mountain Green Elementary participated in a school-wide reading marathon leading up to Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. In honor of Dr. Suess and his amazing contribution to literature, students have been learning about his life and reading his books. One book some of the students read was “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.” These students then participated in a science project to understand the physical and chemical properties of “Oobleck.” Cornstarch and water were mixed together to create the “Oobleck.” The non-newtonian substance that was created acted very strangely as the students proceeded to test, with their hands, if the substance was a liquid or a solid. 

During the month of February, fifth graders at Mountain Green Elementary participated in a school-wide reading marathon leading up to Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. In honor of Dr. Suess and his amazing contribution to literature, students have been learning about his life and reading his books.

March 15, 2013

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. The Morgan School District will again be honoring past educators and employees of the district and their families at MHS commencement exercises and are looking for nominations.  Since 2008, 12 outstanding individuals have been honored for their service to the community in years past. Their names have been added to the stunning Trojan monument located just outside the MHS office. Their contributions and legacy should not be forgotten or go unappreciated. We are excited to recognize excellence from the past in the Morgan School District and look forward to the names of this year’s recipients to be included on the beautiful Trojan monument.

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back.

March 15, 2013
March 15, 2013

Cassidee Lish’s dream of playing volleyball in college was fulfilled through NCSA athletic recruiting.

Cassidee Lish’s dream of playing volleyball in college was fulfilled through NCSA athletic recruiting.
Lish’s commitment to Western Wyoming Community College was a decision she knew would shape more than just her college career, but the foundation for her next 40 years. 

March 15, 2013

Elder Scott Petersen has returned from the Chicago, Illinois Mission. He will be speaking March 10, 2013 at 9 a.m. in the Morgan 5th ward (Porterville Chapel).

Elder Scott Petersen has returned from the Chicago, Illinois Mission. He will be speaking March 10, 2013 at 9 a.m. in the Morgan 5th ward (Porterville Chapel).

March 15, 2013

Sister Brooklyn Eggett has been called to serve in the Brazil, Manaus mission. She will be speaking in the Morgan 6th ward, Porterville chapel, on March 24, at 1 p.m. She reports to the MTC in Brazil on March 27, 2013.

 
Sister Brooklyn Eggett has been called to serve in the Brazil, Manaus mission. She will be speaking in the Morgan 6th ward, Porterville chapel, on March 24, at 1 p.m. She reports to the MTC in Brazil on March 27, 2013.

March 15, 2013

Sister Brooklyn Eggett has been called to serve in the Brazil, Manaus mission. She will be speaking in the Morgan 6th ward, Porterville chapel, on March 24, at 1 p.m. She reports to the MTC in Brazil on March 27, 2013.

Sister Brooklyn Eggett has been called to serve in the Brazil, Manaus mission. She will be speaking in the Morgan 6th ward, Porterville chapel, on March 24, at 1 p.m. She reports to the MTC in Brazil on March 27, 2013.

March 15, 2013

Lee Preston Morgan, 80 years old, died peacefully in his home on Monday, March 4, 2013, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He returned to his heavenly home to be with his Heavenly Father, Savior and loved ones. His family and the gospel of Jesus Christ was his greatest joy. He was born March 27, 1932, to Ruby Lucille Burbank Smith and Curtis Pilling Morgan.

Lee Preston Morgan, 80 years old, died peacefully in his home on Monday, March 4, 2013, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He returned to his heavenly home to be with his Heavenly Father, Savior and loved ones. His family and the gospel of Jesus Christ was his greatest joy.

March 15, 2013

 
Marlene Moosman Farr, 80, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Ogden.

Marlene Moosman Farr, 80, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Ogden.
She was born May 8, 1932, in Richfield, Utah, to Harvey and Elda Woolsey Moosman.
On June 1, 1950, she married Kenneth Lee Farr Jr. in the Salt Lake Temple.

March 15, 2013

The Mountain Green Chinese class, taught by Xin Bing, meets every morning to learn the Chinese language and culture.  Pictured here are Tanner Stanely, Emma Dredge, Rebekah Jones, Abi Lyman, Kaidon Lyman, Derrick Peterson, Spencer Lowder, Parker Lyman, Parker Stanely, Ethan Lowder, Isaa Lowder, Morgan Lyman, and Eli Whitear singing in the annual Chinese New Year Celebration at Weber State University.

The Mountain Green Chinese class, taught by Xin Bing, meets every morning to learn the Chinese language and culture.  Pictured here are Tanner Stanely, Emma Dredge, Rebekah Jones, Abi Lyman, Kaidon Lyman, Derrick Peterson, Spencer Lowder, Parker Lyman, Parker Stanely, Ethan Lowder, Isaa Lowder, Morgan Lyman, and Eli Whitear singing in the annual Chinese New Year

March 15, 2013

Michael L. Newton from Croydon and Debbie Sessions from Peterson were appointed to the Morgan County Planning Commission.  The Morgan County Council appointed them for terms set to expire on Feb. 28, 2017.  

Michael L. Newton from Croydon and Debbie Sessions from Peterson were appointed to the Morgan County Planning Commission.  The Morgan County Council appointed them for terms set to expire on Feb. 28, 2017.  

March 15, 2013

Each year 4-H students compete for the honor of being one of only eight people chosen statewide to represent their hometown as a student ambassador. 

Each year 4-H students compete for the honor of being one of only eight people chosen statewide to represent their hometown as a student ambassador. 

March 15, 2013

Every member of the Clark family (Bruce, Jennifer, Ethan, Ellissa, Hannah, Hailey, Cecily and Chloe) is involved in the 4-H program in Morgan County. Both Bruce and Jennifer volunteer their time and talents to 4-H. Bruce drives his tractor to the fairgrounds every year to help with livestock needs and his favorite joke includes the words “past your eyes milk.” Jennifer is the adult advisor to the Morgan County Jr. Teen Council as well as a TRY Team Adult Leader. Each of the children participates in 4-H clubs, camps, fairs and state events. The eldest Clark sibling, Ethan, participated in 4-H until this year when he graduated from Morgan High School and began serving a two-year, Latter-day Saint Mission in Minnesota. The family hosts a county-wide “Farmer for a day” camp where they invite all to come and learn about healthy lifestyle choices, wise use of resources and responsibility via the Clark Dairy Farm. 

Every member of the Clark family (Bruce, Jennifer, Ethan, Ellissa, Hannah, Hailey, Cecily and Chloe) is involved in the 4-H program in Morgan County. Both Bruce and Jennifer volunteer their time and talents to 4-H.

March 15, 2013

Ashley Transtrum and Hutch Haslam have chosen Saturday, March 23, 2013 to be married in the Logan LDS temple.  A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 5 -7 p.m. at the Field Street LDS meetinghouse.  If we have missed any friends or family in our excitement please accept this as an invitation.

Ashley Transtrum and Hutch Haslam have chosen Saturday, March 23, 2013 to be married in the Logan LDS temple.  A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 5 -7 p.m. at the Field Street LDS meetinghouse.  If we have missed any friends or family in our excitement please accept this as an invitation.

March 3, 2013

Member of the Morgan City Council are not totally satisfied with recent recreation board interlocal agreement negotiations.

Member of the Morgan City Council are not totally satisfied with recent recreation board interlocal agreement negotiations.

March 3, 2013

At the advice of the Utah School Boards Association, the Morgan County School Board passed a new employee personal firearms policy.

At the advice of the Utah School Boards Association, the Morgan County School Board passed a new employee personal firearms policy.

March 3, 2013

The guest speaker for the February meeting of the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers was Darrell Turner.  

The guest speaker for the February meeting of the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers was Darrell Turner.  

March 3, 2013

Barbara W Hortin, age 83, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on February 22, 2013.  She was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to LeRoy Wilson and Amy Seelos Wilson.  They later divorced and Amy married Toby Shaw and they moved to Coalville.  Mom married Hal Hortin and they had five children.  Mom worked at various jobs throughout her life.   

Barbara W Hortin, age 83, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on February 22, 2013.  She was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to LeRoy Wilson and Amy Seelos Wilson.  They later divorced and Amy married Toby Shaw and they moved to Coalville.  Mom married Hal Hortin and they had five children.  Mom worked at various jobs throughout her life

February 28, 2013

For over 100 years, 4-H has been giving kids useful skills and wholesome recreation.  The 4-H program in Morgan County, as well as many counties throughout the state, has been limited to children in the third grade and older.  The Utah State University Extension Office has been working on bringing a program called Cloverbuds to Morgan County that will involve students in Kindergarten through second grade.  These students will have the opportunity to “learn while doing.”

For over 100 years, 4-H has been giving kids useful skills and wholesome recreation.  The 4-H program in Morgan County, as well as many counties throughout the state, has been limited to children in the third grade and older.  The Utah State University Extension Office has been working on bringing a program called Cloverbuds to Morgan County that will invol

February 28, 2013

The growth of indexed family history records has allowed the development of new family history experiences.  The goal of a variety of companies has been to allow individuals with less genealogical experience to have success.  

The growth of indexed family history records has allowed the development of new family history experiences.  The goal of a variety of companies has been to allow individuals with less genealogical experience to have success.  

February 28, 2013

Fifth-grade students at Mountain Green Elementary created art projects for the wintery month of January that combined the beauty of visual art with the beauty of words. 

Fifth-grade students at Mountain Green Elementary created art projects for the wintery month of January that combined the beauty of visual art with the beauty of words. 

February 28, 2013

Peter Christensen, a student at Morgan Middle School, not only won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 10, 2012, he also earned a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.  The school-level bee, at which students answered oral and written questions on geography, was the first round in the annual National Geographic Bee.  

Peter Christensen, a student at Morgan Middle School, not only won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan.

February 28, 2013

Our precious little angel Hartlee Mane Matue was born January 11, 2013, at 1:45 a.m. She weighed one pound and was 12 inches long.

Our precious little angel Hartlee Mane Matue was born January 11, 2013, at 1:45 a.m. She weighed one pound and was 12 inches long.
Although she was gone before she arrived, she will forever hold a very special place in all of our hearts. We made every second we had with her count.

February 28, 2013

The Bert Wilkinson family would sincerely like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. We appreciated the food, visits, cards, flowers, attendance at the viewing and the funeral and the many stories we were told about Dad that we hadn’t heard before. 

The Bert Wilkinson family would sincerely like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. We appreciated the food, visits, cards, flowers, attendance at the viewing and the funeral and the many stories we were told about Dad that we hadn’t heard before. 

February 28, 2013

Words are inadequate in expressing the gratitude we feel for the outpouring of love and support to our family during the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. For the wonderful tender messages in the cards sent, the lovely floral offerings, all of the visits of neighbors and friends and the food brought to our home was so appreciated. 

Words are inadequate in expressing the gratitude we feel for the outpouring of love and support to our family during the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

February 28, 2013

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

February 28, 2013

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

February 28, 2013

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

February 28, 2013

Nathan and Suzanne Gibb are thrilled to announce the marriage of their daughter, Haley Gibb to Caleb Riddle, son of Jesse and Lisa Riddle of Sandy, Utah. 

 
Nathan and Suzanne Gibb are thrilled to announce the marriage of their daughter, Haley Gibb to Caleb Riddle, son of Jesse and Lisa Riddle of Sandy, Utah. 
They will be married in the Draper Temple on January 18.

February 23, 2013

Rella Williams

February 23, 2013
February 23, 2013

This year the staff at The Morgan County News would like to make your newspaper reading experience a little more interactive.  You may have seen our weekly word of the week contests.  Maybe you have tried to identify the individuals in an old photo for a prize.

This year the staff at The Morgan County News would like to make your newspaper reading experience a little more interactive.  You may have seen our weekly word of the week contests.  Maybe you have tried to identify the individuals in an old photo for a prize.  

February 23, 2013

The annual Morgan Lions basketball tournament will be held Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, in the Morgan Middle School gymnasium.  The games will start at 4:30 p.m.

The annual Morgan Lions basketball tournament will be held Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, in the Morgan Middle School gymnasium.  The games will start at 4:30 p.m.
This tournament features the seventh and eighth grade boys and girls from various teams from around the northern part of Utah.

February 23, 2013

Our very own Morgan Stars are a part of the Special Olympics program. This year, teams from Morgan were able to participate in a heart-warming event that displayed their impressive talents on the volleyball court.

Our very own Morgan Stars are a part of the Special Olympics program. This year, teams from Morgan were able to participate in a heart-warming event that displayed their impressive talents on the volleyball court.

February 23, 2013

Kyal Jay Forsberg, beloved fiance’, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, joined his father, brother Shawn and other loved ones for a joyous reunion on February 12, 2013. 

Kyal Jay Forsberg, beloved fiance’, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, joined his father, brother Shawn and other loved ones for a joyous reunion on February 12, 2013. 

February 23, 2013

Our precious baby boy, Trey Oreste Zuech, was born February 12, 2013, to his loving parents, Andrew Todd and Sheri Marie Cook Zuech. After touching our hearts forever he returned to his Heavenly Father.  

Our precious baby boy, Trey Oreste Zuech, was born February 12, 2013, to his loving parents, Andrew Todd and Sheri Marie Cook Zuech. After touching our hearts forever he returned to his Heavenly Father.  

February 23, 2013

Morgan County School Board recently received honors for achieving 100 percent participation in the Utah School Boards Association’s Master Boards Award program.

Morgan County School Board recently received honors for achieving 100 percent participation in the Utah School Boards Association’s Master Boards Award program.
All five school boards members as well as Superintendent Ken Adams and Business Administrator D’Lynn Poll participated in the first level of the program, which was tracked online.

February 23, 2013

Cameron Skinner, Morgan High School varsity basketball player, has been selected to represent his school on the UHSAA Academic All-State Basketball Team.

Cameron Skinner, Morgan High School varsity basketball player, has been selected to represent his school on the UHSAA Academic All-State Basketball Team.

February 21, 2013

A familiar, pleasant face long seen at the Morgan Post Office will no longer be behind the counter after Feb. 28.  After 34 1/2 years as a government worker, Darla Wright will be retiring from the U.S. Postal Service.

A familiar, pleasant face long seen at the Morgan Post Office will no longer be behind the counter after Feb. 28.  After 34 1/2 years as a government worker, Darla Wright will be retiring from the U.S. Postal Service.

February 21, 2013

Elwood (Woody) Michael Mamanakis, 65, passed away February 12, 2013. He was born on October 31, 1947, to Ellen and George Mamanakis in Ogden, Utah. Elwood graduated from BYU. 

Elwood (Woody) Michael Mamanakis, 65, passed away February 12, 2013. He was born on October 31, 1947, to Ellen and George Mamanakis in Ogden, Utah. Elwood graduated from BYU. 
Woody served in the U.S. Navy with honor and distinction.

February 16, 2013

Morgan County Board of Education members Jody Hipwell, Neil Carrigan, and Ken Durrant take the oath of office in ceremonies held at the district office on Jan. 8, 2013.  All three were re-elected to their posts and will serve four year terms.

Morgan County Board of Education members Jody Hipwell, Neil Carrigan, and Ken Durrant take the oath of office in ceremonies held at the district office on Jan. 8, 2013.  All three were re-elected to their posts and will serve four year terms.

February 16, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING TEAM

HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING TEAM
Keaton Bryant 169
Colton Rowly 154
Dalton Bigler 217, 204=575
Garrett Smith 159

February 16, 2013

Seventeen years ago a teaching job brought Doug and Jane Curfew to Morgan. Since then, they have had the opportunity to serve many Morgan children. Doug, a fifth grade teacher at Morgan Elementary, plays a very influential role in the lives of these young children as they begin to make the transition from elementary to middle school. He really enjoys the students he teaches and they in turn enjoy him. The students especially enjoy Doug’s love of ‘80s music as they get to partake of it in the classroom.

Seventeen years ago a teaching job brought Doug and Jane Curfew to Morgan. Since then, they have had the opportunity to serve many Morgan children. Doug, a fifth grade teacher at Morgan Elementary, plays a very influential role in the lives of these young children as they begin to make the transition from elementary to middle school.

February 16, 2013

Following an administrative investigation conducted by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, the officer who fired a shot that struck the left eye of Kristin Nicole Biggs has been cleared and returned to duty in December.

Following an administrative investigation conducted by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, the officer who fired a shot that struck the left eye of Kristin Nicole Biggs has been cleared and returned to duty in December.

February 16, 2013

It is nearly time again this year for RootsTech. This has become one of the best genealogical conferences in the United States, and it is right in our back yard.  The conference runs from March 21-23. This year will have more sessions, a bigger display floor, and larger attendance that ever before.

It is nearly time again this year for RootsTech. This has become one of the best genealogical conferences in the United States, and it is right in our back yard.  The conference runs from March 21-23. This year will have more sessions, a bigger display floor, and larger attendance that ever before.

February 16, 2013

A new year begins. All of the holiday decorations have been taken down and put away, kids have gone back to school, and adults have returned to work. The start of each year is rich with ambition, hopes and dreams. The whole year is before us and anything is possible. What makes the difference between accomplishing the milestones we earnestly set out to achieve and letting our resolve slowly dissipate into inaction? Resolutions, goals, targets, objectives—however you refer to them—help you get to where you want to be.

A new year begins. All of the holiday decorations have been taken down and put away, kids have gone back to school, and adults have returned to work. The start of each year is rich with ambition, hopes and dreams. The whole year is before us and anything is possible.

February 16, 2013

You have warm clothes and waterproof boots. Your ice fishing equipment is ready to go. And you have a basic idea of how to locate fish and catch them through the ice.

You have warm clothes and waterproof boots. Your ice fishing equipment is ready to go. And you have a basic idea of how to locate fish and catch them through the ice.
So what’s standing between you and a great ice fishing experience this winter?

February 16, 2013
February 16, 2013

The coming of the new year brings new health care resources to Morgan City residents.  The new Morgan Health Center opened its doors to patients on New Year’s Eve.

The coming of the new year brings new health care resources to Morgan City residents.  The new Morgan Health Center opened its doors to patients on New Year’s Eve.

February 16, 2013

As resolutions are beingAs resolutions are being made for the new year, home ownership and better money management are often at the top of the list.  Debbie Leonard, one of Morgan City’s newest real estate brokers, hopes to assist residents in achieving some of those goals.

 
As resolutions are beingAs resolutions are being made for the new year, home ownership and better money management are often at the top of the list.  Debbie Leonard, one of Morgan City’s newest real estate brokers, hopes to assist residents in achieving some of those goals.

February 16, 2013

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend, Bert Wilkinson, 83, passed away January 10, 2013, in Morgan, Utah, from complications of dementia.  He was born on February 28, 1929, in Peterson, Utah, to John and Alice Myrtle Wood Wilkinson.

Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend, Bert Wilkinson, 83, passed away January 10, 2013, in Morgan, Utah, from complications of dementia.  He was born on February 28, 1929, in Peterson, Utah, to John and Alice Myrtle Wood Wilkinson.

February 16, 2013

June Rawle Little, 93, passed away Thursday January 10, 2013, at the home of her sister Ruby Carrigan in Morgan Utah.  

June Rawle Little, 93, passed away Thursday January 10, 2013, at the home of her sister Ruby Carrigan in Morgan Utah.  

February 16, 2013

Linda went home today after a long struggle with many health problems. Born in Provo, Utah to Mark Lee and Marylin Wilcox Angus, she died in rural Cheyenne County, Nebraska, surrounded by her family. 

Linda went home today after a long struggle with many health problems. Born in Provo, Utah to Mark Lee and Marylin Wilcox Angus, she died in rural Cheyenne County, Nebraska, surrounded by her family. 
Growing-up in Roy, Utah, she graduated high school there in 1970. Linda received her BA in elementary education from Brigham Young University in 1974. 

February 16, 2013

Thelma Brooks West passed away the morning of Saturday, January 5, 2013 in her home in Morgan, Utah.

Thelma Brooks West passed away the morning of Saturday, January 5, 2013 in her home in Morgan, Utah.

February 16, 2013

The family of Daniel J. Baird would like to extend our deep gratitude and appreciation to this community for the many acts of kindness and love shown to our family during the time of our loss.  Thank you for the flowers, meals, cards, visits, phone calls and for the love and support shown to us during this difficult time.

The family of Daniel J. Baird would like to extend our deep gratitude and appreciation to this community for the many acts of kindness and love shown to our family during the time of our loss.  Thank you for the flowers, meals, cards, visits, phone calls and for the love and support shown to us during this difficult time.

February 16, 2013

The family of Abbott and Nancy Mikesell would like to express our thanks to all the good people who have visited us, sent cards, brought food, cleaned our driveway, visited at the hospital to give us support and came to the funeral home at the passing of our daughter, Cindy Mikesell Porter. 

The family of Abbott and Nancy Mikesell would like to express our thanks to all the good people who have visited us, sent cards, brought food, cleaned our driveway, visited at the hospital to give us support and came to the funeral home at the passing of our daughter, Cindy Mikesell Porter. 

February 16, 2013

Words cannot begin to express the gratitude we feel for all the love and support shown to our family during the passing of our dear mom. For the cards, food and flowers from neighbors and friends, we are truly grateful. 

Words cannot begin to express the gratitude we feel for all the love and support shown to our family during the passing of our dear mom. For the cards, food and flowers from neighbors and friends, we are truly grateful. 

February 16, 2013

During the last months of 2012, Young Chevrolet, in Layton, raised $11,775 for the Davis Education Foundation. The donation will be presented to the Davis Education Foundation at their board meeting on Tuesday, January 15 at the Davis School Administration Building. 

 
During the last months of 2012, Young Chevrolet, in Layton, raised $11,775 for the Davis Education Foundation. The donation will be presented to the Davis Education Foundation at their board meeting on Tuesday, January 15 at the Davis School Administration Building. 

January 5, 2013

Frank Martin Anderson and Lois Dickson Anderson were married 60 years ago on 10 December 1952. They plan a celebration at a later date.

Frank Martin Anderson and Lois Dickson Anderson were married 60 years ago on 10 December 1952. They plan a celebration at a later date.

January 5, 2013

Local fifth-grade girls basketball team picked up first place medals over the holidays, playing in the North Summit holiday tournament in Coalville. 

Local fifth-grade girls basketball team picked up first place medals over the holidays, playing in the North Summit holiday tournament in Coalville. 

January 5, 2013

In the spirit of the holiday season, some amateur radio (ham) operators have found a way to bring joy to disadvantaged and shut-in children.  Thanks to the world-wide range of amateur radio equipment, it’s possible for hams to communicate with other hams almost anywhere on earth, including Santa Claus at the North Pole.  Thus was born the North Pole Network (NPN) which purports to use special satellite links to allow kids to talk one-on-one with St. Nick.

In the spirit of the holiday season, some amateur radio (ham) operators have found a way to bring joy to disadvantaged and shut-in children.  Thanks to the world-wide range of amateur radio equipment, it’s possible for hams to communicate with other hams almost anywhere on earth, including Santa Claus at the North Pole.  Thus was born the North Pole Network (NPN) which purports

January 5, 2013

Daniel J. Baird, 57, fun-loving, sarcastic, and caring; husband, father, grandfather, and brother; returned home to his Heavenly Father on December 25, 2012. 

Daniel J. Baird, 57, fun-loving, sarcastic, and caring; husband, father, grandfather, and brother; returned home to his Heavenly Father on December 25, 2012. 

January 5, 2013

Thank you to everyone who came to visit me from Morgan and Coalville as well as serenading me with carols, which was a first for me. 

Thank you to everyone who came to visit me from Morgan and Coalville as well as serenading me with carols, which was a first for me. 
Thank you for the goodies that were brought and the love that was shared. 

January 5, 2013

The family of Roy Baugh would like to thank the community for your love and support you have given during Roy’s long illness. Special thanks go to neighbors who have gotten calls in the middle of the night and came to help. 

The family of Roy Baugh would like to thank the community for your love and support you have given during Roy’s long illness. Special thanks go to neighbors who have gotten calls in the middle of the night and came to help. 

January 5, 2013

SPC Jace Shuldberg, son of Patrick and Kelly Shuldberg, is deployed with the 2-211th Utah National Guard Aviation Unit.

SPC Jace Shuldberg, son of Patrick and Kelly Shuldberg, is deployed with the 2-211th Utah National Guard Aviation Unit. 

January 4, 2013

The county has selected a consultant to handle the large Snowbasin application.

The county has selected a consultant to handle the large Snowbasin application.

January 4, 2013

For as long as anyone can remember, the Lion’s Club has invited Santa to visit Morgan County.  The Boy’s and Girl’s committee puts the event together, but everyone pitches in to help.  Candy bags from the Sweet’s factory are put together during the regular Lion’s Club meeting to pass out to each child and after they visit with Santa, hay rides are provided by the Thurston family and their Clydesdales.  The Lion’s Club would like to thank the fire department for providing Santa’s transportation to the event, Morgan County for the use of the building and for taking care of clean-up and The Morgan County News for advertising. See photos on pages 6 & 7.

For as long as anyone can remember, the Lion’s Club has invited Santa to visit Morgan County.  The Boy’s and Girl’s committee puts the event together, but everyone pitches in to help.  Candy bags from the Sweet’s factory are put together during the regular Lion’s Club meeting to pass out to each child and after they visit with

December 24, 2012

The Morgan Conservation District is pleased to announce Quincee Dorius as the winner of the 2012 Conservation poster contest.  Quincee is in the fourth grade and attends Mountain Green Elementary.  

The Morgan Conservation District is pleased to announce Quincee Dorius as the winner of the 2012 Conservation poster contest.  Quincee is in the fourth grade and attends Mountain Green Elementary.  

December 24, 2012

Thursday, Dec. 13, the Morgan special needs mutual performed the third annual, “A Very Special Nativity,” for standing room only crowds.  

Thursday, Dec. 13, the Morgan special needs mutual performed the third annual, “A Very Special Nativity,” for standing room only crowds.  
There were two showings and over 800 attendees.  This is an annual event that takes place the second Thursday of December each year at the Milton church.  

December 24, 2012

In the five years Niel and Candice Ekberg have lived in Morgan, they have made a big impact in the community. Niel is a state trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol. Candice is a local EMT and a track and field coach at MHS. For each of them, getting to this point was a journey of self-discovery and pursuing meaningful paths. As their story unfolds, it is notable to observe their biography continues to evolve as the result of hard work—a testament that dreams may be accomplished through passion and perseverance.

In the five years Niel and Candice Ekberg have lived in Morgan, they have made a big impact in the community. Niel is a state trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol. Candice is a local EMT and a track and field coach at MHS. For each of them, getting to this point was a journey of self-discovery and pursuing meaningful paths.

December 24, 2012

Matthew Millburn, age 11, made a hole in one at Round Valley Golf Course on the 16th hole

Matthew Millburn, age 11, made a hole in one at Round Valley Golf Course on the 16th hole (par 3). Was 106 yards using a 9 iron.

December 24, 2012

 
Elder Chase Davis has returned from the New York South Mission. He will be speaking on December 30 at 10:40 am at the Enterprise Stake Center.

Elder Chase Davis has returned from the New York South Mission. He will be speaking on December 30 at 10:40 am at the Enterprise Stake Center.

December 24, 2012

A Morgan County employee since 2009 has moved up the ranks to accept a position as the new planning and development services department director.

A Morgan County employee since 2009 has moved up the ranks to accept a position as the new planning and development services department director.
Charles Ewert beat out 10 other applicants before accepting the position Nov. 26.

December 24, 2012

HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING TEAM

HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING TEAM
Keaton Bryant 209=511
Mike Mccain 159
Dalton Bigler 173
Garrett Smith 134
Cooper Liby 113
Colton Rowley 135

December 18, 2012

Look who made it 40 years together!!!

Look who made it 40 years together!!!

December 18, 2012

The children of Larry and Wilma Hatch congratulate their parents on 50 wonderful years of marriage! 

The children of Larry and Wilma Hatch congratulate their parents on 50 wonderful years of marriage! 
Thanks, Mom and Dad, for giving us the kind of childhood we’d wish on every child!

December 18, 2012
December 18, 2012

 
East Canyon State Park Rangers James Lowe, Elizabeth Kovacs, and Jeff Dale were presented the Challenge Coin Commendation from Hill Air Force Base Colonel Henke of the 748th SCMG/419th Squadron for saving the life of Air Force employee Craig Feasel. The rangers were presented challenge coins, received a standing ovation, and were made honorary members of the squadron.

East Canyon State Park Rangers James Lowe, Elizabeth Kovacs, and Jeff Dale were presented the Challenge Coin Commendation from Hill Air Force Base Colonel Henke of the 748th SCMG/419th Squadron for saving the life of Air Force employee Craig Feasel.

December 18, 2012

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Gloria Judd and  Dolly Simister.

 
The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of 
Gloria Judd,  Dolly Simister, 
to celebrate their birthdays. We will celebrate from 2 – 4 p.m. on Dec. 15 
at the Family Tree.

December 18, 2012

Pictured in the middle is Harold Orton. The Orton family are long-time residents of Morgan County. To his far left is his daughter Lynn Orton Boyce. To the right of him is his Granddaughter Tiffany Wright-Roberts, daughter of Lynn Orton Boyce and the late Terry Wright. 

Pictured in the middle is Harold Orton. The Orton family are long-time residents of Morgan County. To his far left is his daughter Lynn Orton Boyce. To the right of him is his Granddaughter Tiffany Wright-Roberts, daughter of Lynn Orton Boyce and the late Terry Wright. 

December 18, 2012

Golden Spike National Historic Site’s Annual Winter Steam Festival will be held Friday December 28th through Sunday December 30th. One of the site’s two 1860’s replica steam locomotives will arrive at the Last Spike Site at approximately 10:00 am and will be on display until 4:30 pm. 

Golden Spike National Historic Site’s Annual Winter Steam Festival will be held Friday December 28th through Sunday December 30th. One of the site’s two 1860’s replica steam locomotives will arrive at the Last Spike Site at approximately 10:00 am and will be on display until 4:30 pm. 

December 18, 2012

Language arts teachers from both the middle school and high school met with Christelle Estrada, Language Arts Specialist from the Utah Office of Education, on Nov. 29 to receive training and insight to assist with the implementation of the new Language Arts Common Core. From this, the teachers planned and shared resources to meet their goals.

Language arts teachers from both the middle school and high school met with Christelle Estrada, Language Arts Specialist from the Utah Office of Education, on Nov. 29 to receive training and insight to assist with the implementation of the new Language Arts Common Core. From this, the teachers planned and shared resources to meet their goals.

December 18, 2012

Elder Jordan Thomas Nelson, son of Brett & Kara Nelson, has been called to serve in the Cape Verde Praia Mission, Portuguese speaking, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Elder Jordan Thomas Nelson, son of Brett & Kara Nelson, has been called to serve in the Cape Verde Praia Mission, Portuguese speaking, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
He will report to the Provo MTC on Dec. 19, 2012.

December 18, 2012

Amy Anne Creager returned from the France, Paris Mission and will be speaking on 9 December 2012 at the Highlands Ward Bldg., 5378 Old Highway Rd. Mountain Green, Utah at 10:50 am.

Amy Anne Creager returned from the France, Paris Mission and will be speaking on 9 December 2012 at the Highlands Ward Bldg., 5378 Old Highway Rd. Mountain Green, Utah at 10:50 am.

December 18, 2012

Elder Trevor Scott Heath, son of Randell and Tina Heath, has been called to serve in the France Paris Mission. He will enter the MTC on December 19, 2012.

 
Elder Trevor Scott Heath, son of Randell and Tina Heath, has been called to serve in the France Paris Mission. He will enter the MTC on December 19, 2012.

December 18, 2012

Having to read books for an English grade can be a real challenge for some middle school students, but for Dr. Gina Stuart’s Advanced Reading Class, independent reading is second nature and these students love to read.  A well stated quote by class member Savannah Wallace describes her love of reading like this, “Books are amazing things that can give you thousands of new ideas.  I love to get into new books, live in the action, and become best friends with the characters.”  

By Brennon Netz, Tyler Moake, 
Konlin Squires, Kenzie Ellis, 
Jake Tibbitts, Emma Lindley, Abi Lyman, and Sarah Vidrine.  

December 18, 2012

Morgan High wrestlers hosted North Summit at Morgan High on Thursday, Dec. 6. Morgan did well beating North Summit in front of their home crowd.  They wrestled again on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, at Roy duals. The varsity team placed 12th beating out Brighton by one point. 

Morgan High wrestlers hosted North Summit at Morgan High on Thursday, Dec. 6. Morgan did well beating North Summit in front of their home crowd.  They wrestled again on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, at Roy duals. The varsity team placed 12th beating out Brighton by one point. 

December 18, 2012

Donald Lee Mathews was born on November 8, 1953 to the parents of George Clark and Marcelene Lott Mathews in Cedar City, UT.  He grew up in Orem, Utah and graduated from Orem High School.  Don attended BYU and served an LDS mission to Mexico, Mexico City.  He married his true love, Cheri Lyn Bell on April 29, 1976 in the Salt Lake Temple.  Don passed away on November 23, 2012 due to heart failure.

Donald Lee Mathews was born on November 8, 1953 to the parents of George Clark and Marcelene Lott Mathews in Cedar City, UT.  He grew up in Orem, Utah and graduated from Orem High School.  Don attended BYU and served an LDS mission to Mexico, Mexico City.  He married his true love, Cheri Lyn Bell on April 29, 1976 in the Salt Lake Temple.  Don passed away on Novem

December 18, 2012

Geraldine Durrant Rollins Taylor, 78, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Geraldine Durrant Rollins Taylor, 78, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
She was born April 8, 1934, in Morgan, Utah to Samuel Carter and Jessie White Durrant.

December 18, 2012

Sandra Hopkin Peterson, 78, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in Salt Lake.

Sandra Hopkin Peterson, 78, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in Salt Lake.
She was born August 20, 1934 in Ogden, Utah to John Rawle and Nora Howard Ellis Hopkin.

December 18, 2012

Thank you – I would like to thank all the men who brought me wood and the men and young men from the church that cut, split and stacked it in the wood shed. 

Thank you – I would like to thank all the men who brought me wood and the men and young men from the church that cut, split and stacked it in the wood shed. 

December 18, 2012

The holiday season is in full swing.  This time of year always seems like a good time to reflect on those things for which we are grateful.  The list often includes family, friends, employment, and freedom.  I would like to add to that list; I am grateful for the staff at the Utah Driver License Division.

 
By Dixie Madsen

December 18, 2012

Paden and Karlee would like to announce their marriage on Dec. 1, 2012, in the Bountiful temple.  

Paden and Karlee would like to announce their marriage on Dec. 1, 2012, in the Bountiful temple.  
Paden is the son of Brent and Hollie Anderson.  Paden graduated from Morgan High School in 2009 and served a mission in the Dominican Republic.  

December 18, 2012

On Saturday Dec. 1, the Weber State Alumni Singers used their music to help Loydene Berg who lost her home to a fire in September.  The choir presented a rich experience titled “A Gift of Music” to generous audience members who started off the holiday season with an amazing concert.  The evening of music enriched those who attended.  

On Saturday Dec. 1, the Weber State Alumni Singers used their music to help Loydene Berg who lost her home to a fire in September.  The choir presented a rich experience titled “A Gift of Music” to generous audience members who started off the holiday season with an amazing concert.  The evening of music enriched those who attended.

December 18, 2012

If you are wondering what to get for that certain person on your list, you should really consider a book written for specifically for Morgan County residents.

If you are wondering what to get for that certain person on your list, you should really consider a book written for specifically for Morgan County residents.

December 10, 2012

After a grand jury was held, an indictment was issued on a criminal case involving a Morgan man.  Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris said he will dismiss Morgan County’s charges in the case.
According to court records in United States of America vs. Andrew Owens Pentz, the indictment was issued for one count of possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun and two counts of a felon in possession of a firearm.
Records indicated that on or about Oct. 17, 2012, Pentz knowingly possessed an unregistered 20-guage sawed-off shotgun with a barrel length of less than 18 inches, as well as associated ammunition.  As a result, Pentz will have to forfeit all firearms and ammunition in violation.

After a grand jury was held, an indictment was issued on a criminal case involving a Morgan man.  Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris said he will dismiss Morgan County’s charges in the case.

December 3, 2012

Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, was booked into the Davis County Jail Saturday, Dec. 1, after being released from a local hospital.  Biggs lead Morgan County deputies on a high-speed chase through three counties before attempting to ram a Morgan Sheriff vehicle in South Weber.  A Morgan deputy ended the situation when he fired his weapon into the windshield of Biggs’ GMC pickup and struck Biggs in the left eye.  The deputy has been put on paid administrative leave while the case is being investigated by the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, was booked into the Davis County Jail Saturday, Dec.

November 24, 2012

Since developer Rulon Gardner presented his plans for a community development agency, or CDA, to the Morgan County Council, Morgan County School Board members have been receiving irate calls.

Since developer Rulon Gardner presented his plans for a community development agency, or CDA, to the Morgan County Council, Morgan County School Board members have been receiving irate calls.

November 24, 2012

The Nov. 20 canvas changed the outcome of the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race between incumbent Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall by just one vote.  On election night, Hipwell was the winner by 23 votes.  After all the provisional ballots and absentee ballots were counted, Hipwell won by 24 votes.  

The Nov. 20 canvas changed the outcome of the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race between incumbent Jody V. Hipwell and Lydia Nuttall by just one vote.  On election night, Hipwell was the winner by 23 votes.  After all the provisional ballots and absentee ballots were counted, Hipwell won by 24 votes.  

November 24, 2012

Morgan County School officials promised constituents they would look into a dual immersion language program at area elementary schools.  As part of that promise, the community councils at both Morgan and Mountain Green elementary schools have written a survey to measure interest in the area.  

Morgan County School officials promised constituents they would look into a dual immersion language program at area elementary schools.  As part of that promise, the community councils at both Morgan and Mountain Green elementary schools have written a survey to measure interest in the area.  

November 24, 2012

Family Fun Night will be Monday, Nov. 26, at the Morgan County Library.  The event has been named, “Gift of Reading,” and will begin at 6 p.m.

Family Fun Night will be Monday, Nov. 26, at the Morgan County Library.  The event has been named, “Gift of Reading,” and will begin at 6 p.m.

November 24, 2012

Members of the Morgan FFA Chapter in Utah were one of 39 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The team, led by advisor Megan Haslam, was awarded a silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 150 other participants. Denton Cannon received a bronze emblem, Luke Larsen received a silver emblem, Megan Stapley received a Silver emblem, and Katie Spens received a bronze emblem.

Members of the Morgan FFA Chapter in Utah were one of 39 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The team, led by advisor Megan Haslam, was awarded a silver emblem.

November 24, 2012

NRCS participated in the annual Environmental Immersion Day sponsored by the Fairchild Challenge, Thanksgiving Point and USU Extension.  An estimated 330 high school students from 10 schools gathered at Thanksgiving Point Gardens on Oct. 3 to gain some hands-on experience in various science disciplines dealing with the environment.  The Fairchild Challenge began in 2002 to foster interest in the environment by encouraging students to appreciate and value the beauty of nature, develop critical-thinking skills, and to understand the need for biodiversity and conservation.

NRCS participated in the annual Environmental Immersion Day sponsored by the Fairchild Challenge, Thanksgiving Point and USU Extension.  An estimated 330 high school students from 10 schools gathered at Thanksgiving Point Gardens on Oct.

November 24, 2012

Elder Nathan R. Buchanan, son of Patrick and Stacey Buchanan of Morgan, has accepted a call to serve the Lord as an LDS missionary in the Indianapolis, Indiana mission.  

Elder Nathan R. Buchanan, son of Patrick and Stacey Buchanan of Morgan, has accepted a call to serve the Lord as an LDS missionary in the Indianapolis, Indiana mission.  
Nate will speak in the Morgan 8th ward, Porterville chapel, on Nov. 25, 2012, at 9 a.m.  Nate will enter the MTC on Nov. 28, 2012.

November 24, 2012

Huntsville resident and former military pilot Darren Tidwell, age 50, perished in a plane crash Nov. 15. The incident occurred just five miles north of the Morgan County airport shortly after take-off.  According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s office, Tidwell was flying to Logan for a project he was working on when his aircraft went down.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation.  

Huntsville resident and former military pilot Darren Tidwell, age 50, perished in a plane crash Nov. 15.

November 24, 2012

Saturday, Oct. 27, the Mountain Green Kids Club had their first open house.  This will be Morgan County’s only state licensed child care center. 

Saturday, Oct. 27, the Mountain Green Kids Club had their first open house.  This will be Morgan County’s only state licensed child care center. 

November 23, 2012

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”
~ Sir Matthew Barrie 
 

November 23, 2012

Natasha Lyn Andersen was named to the Utah High School Activities Association 2012 academic all-state girls’ soccer team.  She was honored at the 3A state soccer championship game at the Rio Tinto stadium on Oct. 20. These are such intelligent girls, the cumulative grade point average of the selected team members is a 4.0.

Natasha Lyn Andersen was named to the Utah High School Activities Association 2012 academic all-state girls’ soccer team.  She was honored at the 3A state soccer championship game at the Rio Tinto stadium on Oct. 20. These are such intelligent girls, the cumulative grade point average of the selected team members is a 4.0.

November 23, 2012

Morgan resident Natalie Quinlan, 40, had recently obtained her motorcycle driver’s license and her own motorcycle.  She had always wanted her own motorcycle, and had been working up the gumption and skill to ride on Interstate 84. 

Morgan resident Natalie Quinlan, 40, had recently obtained her motorcycle driver’s license and her own motorcycle.  She had always wanted her own motorcycle, and had been working up the gumption and skill to ride on Interstate 84. 

November 23, 2012

We have had an enjoyable and exciting fall season!   On Saturday, Sept. 15,  basketball regionals were held at the Clearfield Aquatic and Fitness Center.  We had eight athletes compete in basketball skills and they all did a great job.   Swimming regionals were held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Utah State University.

We have had an enjoyable and exciting fall season!   On Saturday, Sept. 15,  basketball regionals were held at the Clearfield Aquatic and Fitness Center.  We had eight athletes compete in basketball skills and they all did a great job.   Swimming regionals were held on Saturday, Sept.

November 23, 2012

If you like Wood Creations, you are going to love the newest store on Commercial Street: Morgan Valley Crafts.  For some time now, many Morgan City Council meetings have been focused on revitalizing Commercial Street and we are starting to see the success of their hard work.

If you like Wood Creations, you are going to love the newest store on Commercial Street: Morgan Valley Crafts.  For some time now, many Morgan City Council meetings have been focused on revitalizing Commercial Street and we are starting to see the success of their hard work.

November 23, 2012
November 23, 2012

Gilbert Louis Scoville peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father on October 25, 2012 in Morgan, Utah. He was 83 years old. 

Gilbert Louis Scoville peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father on October 25, 2012 in Morgan, Utah. He was 83 years old. 

November 23, 2012

The family of Marnie Stark would like to thank the community for the outpouring of love and heartfelt support we have received.  Words cannot express the support we have had from the community. The amount of loving gestures have been crazy.  They have come from friends, family and even people we didn’t know.  We would not have made it through this without all this love.  The family would like to thank the Morgan 6th Ward Relief Society, Walker Mortuary and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.  We rest easier knowing our little butterfly is free to fly.

The family of Marnie Stark would like to thank the community for the outpouring of love and heartfelt support we have received.  Words cannot express the support we have had from the community.

November 20, 2012

Oct. 17, 2012, was an exciting day for the fourth grade students at Morgan Elementary School.  Students had just put the final touches on their published drafts after completing a unit on “Writing a Personal Narrative.”  

Oct. 17, 2012, was an exciting day for the fourth grade students at Morgan Elementary School.  Students had just put the final touches on their published drafts after completing a unit on “Writing a Personal Narrative.”  

November 20, 2012

There has been quite a storm of interest in the mountain biking and BMX industry in Morgan as of late.  There is a new mountain biking team featuring students from Morgan High and local resident, Jason Johnson, has proposed a new bike track in the area.  This may be a great idea for kids like Brewer Snedden.

There has been quite a storm of interest in the mountain biking and BMX industry in Morgan as of late.  There is a new mountain biking team featuring students from Morgan High and local resident, Jason Johnson, has proposed a new bike track in the area.  This may be a great idea for kids like Brewer Snedden.

November 20, 2012

In the hustle and chaos of our daily lives, it is easy to have tunnel vision and focus either on everyday tasks or on the little negative things that can sometimes overwhelm our days.  So in this issue, I’d like to focus more on a couple of really positive activities that have happened recently at Morgan High School: our “Anti-bullying” and “Think Pink” events.  First, I must admit that young people continue to amaze me in their generosity and willingness to stand for their convictions.

In the hustle and chaos of our daily lives, it is easy to have tunnel vision and focus either on everyday tasks or on the little negative things that can sometimes overwhelm our days.  So in this issue, I’d like to focus more on a couple of really positive activities that have happened recently at Morgan High School: our “Anti-bullying” and “Think Pink&rd

November 20, 2012

After a Utah State basketball game Rob Colvin met Suzanne Udy for the first time. Rob who is from North Ogden, and Suzanne who is from Salt Lake City (a Skyline High School graduate), were both enrolled in the university. Rob knew he had met someone special and was immediately interested in getting to know her better. However, he didn’t have a scrap of paper or a pen with him to jot down her information.  Being the creative person that he is, Rob used an aluminum foil gum wrapper in his pocket to scratch down her phone number. It took two tries to make the phone call but fortunately he was able to find the right combination of numbers. 

After a Utah State basketball game Rob Colvin met Suzanne Udy for the first time. Rob who is from North Ogden, and Suzanne who is from Salt Lake City (a Skyline High School graduate), were both enrolled in the university. Rob knew he had met someone special and was immediately interested in getting to know her better.

November 20, 2012

Thursday, Oct. 25, snow packed roads caused numerous slide-offs on I-84.  Because of the slide-offs, several semis pulled over only to get stuck in the snow on the sidelines.  The road was closed for several hours to allow time for snow removal and clean-up.  

 
Thursday, Oct. 25, snow packed roads caused numerous slide-offs on I-84.  Because of the slide-offs, several semis pulled over only to get stuck in the snow on the sidelines.  The road was closed for several hours to allow time for snow removal and clean-up.  

November 20, 2012

Elder Joshua Duncan, son of Scott and Michelle Duncan has been called, and has accepted the invitation to serve as an LDS Missionary to the Brazil São Paulo Interlagos Mission. Josh will speak in the Highlands Ward (Highland Chapel 5378 W. Old Hwy Rd.) on Oct. 28, at 10:50 a.m. Josh will report to the São Paulo, Brazil MTC on Oct. 30, 2012.

Elder Joshua Duncan, son of Scott and Michelle Duncan has been called, and has accepted the invitation to serve as an LDS Missionary to the Brazil São Paulo Interlagos Mission. Josh will speak in the Highlands Ward (Highland Chapel 5378 W. Old Hwy Rd.) on Oct. 28, at 10:50 a.m. Josh will report to the São Paulo, Brazil MTC on Oct. 30, 2012.

November 20, 2012

Elder Dane Craig Carter has returned from the Korea Daejeon Mission, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is the son of Craig and Lisa Carter of Morgan. He will report on his mission on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Morgan 7th Ward.

Elder Dane Craig Carter has returned from the Korea Daejeon Mission, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is the son of Craig and Lisa Carter of Morgan. He will report on his mission on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Morgan 7th Ward.

November 20, 2012

MORGAN – Marnie Franich Stark, 38, passed away October 20, 2012 at McKay Dee Hospital.

MORGAN – Marnie Franich Stark, 38, passed away October 20, 2012 at McKay Dee Hospital.
She was born Dec. 4, 1973, in Ogden, Utah, to Matthew Joseph and Jessie Mae Kilburn Franich.  On Oct. 5, 2002, she married Robert Stark.  They had one son, Shea, and were later divorced.  

November 20, 2012
November 20, 2012

Loydene Berg and her son, PJ, lost their home to an electrical fire last month on Sept. 4.  The home was a complete loss.  This included her Yamaha Grand Piano which had a lot of sentiment attached to it from her late father and her husband Peter, who was murdered 12 years ago at Chevy’s Restaurant in Salt Lake City.  The home was also not insured at the time of the fire, due to a suspension in the insurance coverage until a rain gutter was replaced. The work had been done, but had not been reinstated before the fire destroyed the home.

Loydene Berg and her son, PJ, lost their home to an electrical fire last month on Sept.

November 15, 2012

On Nov. 14, 2012, at 9:11 pm deputies in the Weber County Jail found inmate Jeffery Dean White(DOB 05-23-69) unresponsive in his cell. White was confirmed deceased at the scene by jail medical staff. Cause of death appears to be hanging. White was housed in the Weber County Jail's maximum security unit. White was housed in a cell by himself.
The Weber County Attorney’s Office is conducting the in-custody death investigation. White was in the Weber County Jail on two counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child and one count of criminal Homicide.

On Nov. 14, 2012, at 9:11 pm deputies in the Weber County Jail found inmate Jeffery Dean White(DOB 05-23-69) unresponsive in his cell. White was confirmed deceased at the scene by jail medical staff. Cause of death appears to be hanging. White was housed in the Weber County Jail's maximum security unit. White was housed in a cell by himself.

November 10, 2012

George and Gwen Francis of Morgan will be honored for their 60th wedding anniversary by their children on Saturday Oct 27, with an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Field Street Church, 240 S. 300 W. in Morgan. The celebration will also be in honor of his 80th birthday. Family and friends are welcome. 

George and Gwen Francis of Morgan will be honored for their 60th wedding anniversary by their children on Saturday Oct 27, with an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Field Street Church, 240 S. 300 W. in Morgan. The celebration will also be in honor of his 80th birthday. Family and friends are welcome. 

November 10, 2012

 
Now that school has been in session for a few weeks, it’s a great time to take a few minutes and review with your children some safety guidelines about going to and from school.  The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that approximately 36 percent of attempted non-family abductions happened when a child was going to or from school, or a school-related activity.  With this fact in mind here are a few tips for parents that will help our school children with a safer journey.

Now that school has been in session for a few weeks, it’s a great time to take a few minutes and review with your children some safety guidelines about going to and from school.  The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that approximately 36 percent of attempted non-family abductions happened when a child was going to or from school, or

November 10, 2012

Once a week for three weeks, a student in a Morgan High School classroom passed out while attending Mr. Rock’s health class during first or second period.

Once a week for three weeks, a student in a Morgan High School classroom passed out while attending Mr. Rock’s health class during first or second period.

November 10, 2012

Wasatch Storm U13 Premier soccer girls won two large state tournaments this summer.  

Wasatch Storm U13 Premier soccer girls won two large state tournaments this summer.  

November 10, 2012

Many view Morgan County as a sleepy town slightly removed from the crime and drugs along the Wasatch Front.  But Interstate 84 makes sure the county is on the footpath of many criminals travelling to and from other locations.

Many view Morgan County as a sleepy town slightly removed from the crime and drugs along the Wasatch Front.  But Interstate 84 makes sure the county is on the footpath of many criminals travelling to and from other locations.

November 10, 2012

In 5th grade, the students at Mountain Green Elementary School learn about American history. Near the beginning of their studies are early explorers. Students were put into pairs and chose an explorer to research about. They needed to find out the basic birth/death date, birthplace and what country the explorer sailed for. They also had to find why their explorer started their voyage, what they discovered, what they are most famous for and other interesting information about that explorers life. The students had four days to research information from websites, short readings and the encyclopedia. Students then used the information they gathered to create a poster and present their explorer to the class. The class took notes on each explorer. This information will later be used to write an informative essay on “Why People Explore.” Students discovered many interesting things such as Christopher Columbus was not actually the first European to land on the Americas, how America got its name,  how the lack of vitamin C caused the dreaded scurvy, how some explorers mysteriously disappeared, and how some men even spent months searching for cities of gold or a fountain of youth.  This was a very fun learning activity for the students.

In 5th grade, the students at Mountain Green Elementary School learn about American history. Near the beginning of their studies are early explorers. Students were put into pairs and chose an explorer to research about. They needed to find out the basic birth/death date, birthplace and what country the explorer sailed for.

November 10, 2012

Elder Garrett Eddington, son of Darrell G. and Karen A. Eddington of Morgan accepted a call to serve as an LDS missionary to Brazil, Belem. 

Elder Garrett Eddington, son of Darrell G. and Karen A. Eddington of Morgan accepted a call to serve as an LDS missionary to Brazil, Belem. 
Garrett will speak in the Morgan 12th Ward (Morgan’s Rock Church) on Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. Garrett will enter the Brazil, San Paulo MTC on Nov. 7, 2012.

November 10, 2012

Matthew Richard Gallen has been called to serve in the Canada Vancouver Mission.  He will speak Sunday, Oct 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Morgan 10th ward. Matthew is the son of Jodi Walker Gallen and Matt Gallen.

Matthew Richard Gallen has been called to serve in the Canada Vancouver Mission.  He will speak Sunday, Oct 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Morgan 10th ward. Matthew is the son of Jodi Walker Gallen and Matt Gallen.

November 10, 2012

Jeanette Joyce Johnson McCurdy passed away October 4, 2012 at her home.

Jeanette Joyce Johnson McCurdy passed away October 4, 2012 at her home.

November 10, 2012

The Manning family would like to wish their father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Leland Manning, a very happy 80th birthday! To celebrate this milestone in Leland’s life, we are planning an open-house for friends and family at their home on Sunday, October 14 from 3- 5 p.m. Stop by and wish Leland a happy birthday and share some cake and ice cream.

The Manning family would like to wish their father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Leland Manning, a very happy 80th birthday! To celebrate this milestone in Leland’s life, we are planning an open-house for friends and family at their home on Sunday, October 14 from 3- 5 p.m.

November 10, 2012

On Oct. 13, 2012, Marilyn Liddle Gillmore passed away peacefully at age 79, in Morgan, Utah, from age-related complications.  Marilyn was born Nov. 25, 1932, to Wallace and Alfarette Sorensen Liddle in McCloud, California.  

On Oct. 13, 2012, Marilyn Liddle Gillmore passed away peacefully at age 79, in Morgan, Utah, from age-related complications.  Marilyn was born Nov. 25, 1932, to Wallace and Alfarette Sorensen Liddle in McCloud, California.  

November 10, 2012

Early Tuesday morning, October 9, 2012, Travis Larson Crane, son of Mark and Candace, was called home to live with his Father in Heaven due to an auto accident.  Travis was born May 2, 1985 in Burley, Idaho.  

Early Tuesday morning, October 9, 2012, Travis Larson Crane, son of Mark and Candace, was called home to live with his Father in Heaven due to an auto accident.  Travis was born May 2, 1985 in Burley, Idaho.  

November 10, 2012

Matt Kendell and Kaylee Boydstun have chosen Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, to begin their “happily ever after” in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They will have a reception that evening in the LDS church on 770 South Angel Street, Layton, Utah from 6 – 8 p.m. Matt is the son of Carl and Mary Kendell of Layton. He is a graduate of Layton High School and LDS Seminary. He served in the Atlanta, Georgia North mission. He is currently attending the DATC and is employed at J&J Nursery in Layton. Kaylee graduated from Morgan High School and LDS Seminary. She has attended Snow College and the OWATC. She is currently employed as a staff assistant at James Madison Elementary School and the YMCA afterschool program at Highland Junior High School. Kaylee is the daughter of Jileen Boydstun of Ogden and John Boydstun of Morgan. She is the granddaughter of CarDell and Joan Mortensen of Morgan. After a wedding trip to Fish Lake, the new Mr. and Mrs. Kendell will make their first home in Roy, Utah. In case of an oversight, please join this happy couple at their reception.

Matt Kendell and Kaylee Boydstun have chosen Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, to begin their “happily ever after” in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They will have a reception that evening in the LDS church on 770 South Angel Street, Layton, Utah from 6 – 8 p.m. Matt is the son of Carl and Mary Kendell of Layton.

November 7, 2012

In both of Morgan’s only contested local races, the incumbents came out on top. In the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race, Jody V. Hipwell beat out opponent Lydia Nuttall by just 23 votes. The final count was 418 to 395.

For the backyard neighbors, it was an interesting race from the primary vote earlier this year until Election Day.

For School Board District 3, incumbent Ken A Durrant won with 427 votes over Clay Ivan Rich’s 295 votes.

See this week's The Morgan County News for the full story.

In both of Morgan’s only contested local races, the incumbents came out on top. In the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race, Jody V. Hipwell beat out opponent Lydia Nuttall by just 23 votes. The final count was 418 to 395.

November 3, 2012

We are extremely fortunate to live in a community filled with kind-hearted people who really care about our children and schools.  Three recent events exemplify this attitude amongst the citizenry.

We are extremely fortunate to live in a community filled with kind-hearted people who really care about our children and schools.  Three recent events exemplify this attitude amongst the citizenry.

November 3, 2012

Kassie Nagel and Britten Duerden have been notified that they were selected for the 3A all-state track and field team for 2012. 

Kassie Nagel and Britten Duerden have been notified that they were selected for the 3A all-state track and field team for 2012. 
 These two young ladies both performed at a high level in their respective events all season long and at several invitational meets around the state, winning many medals and placing in the top finishers at every meet.  

November 3, 2012

A Morgan High School athlete was honored at the 34th annual Dinner of Champions presented Sept. 12 by the McCarthey Family at La Caille Restaurant in Sandy.

A Morgan High School athlete was honored at the 34th annual Dinner of Champions presented Sept. 12 by the McCarthey Family at La Caille Restaurant in Sandy.

November 3, 2012

Lorin Jay Ezell passed away suddenly Oct. 2, 2012, in his home.  Lorin was born on Feb. 17, 1967, to Jack Ezell and Lola Jane Bennett Grower.  Lorin was raised in Porterville, Utah.  He loved going up in the mountains and building huts. 

Lorin Jay Ezell passed away suddenly Oct. 2, 2012, in his home.  Lorin was born on Feb. 17, 1967, to Jack Ezell and Lola Jane Bennett Grower.  Lorin was raised in Porterville, Utah.  He loved going up in the mountains and building huts. 

November 3, 2012

The Sons of Utah Pioneers held their monthly dinner meeting featuring speaker Sheila Wilkinson along with her husband Mark Wilkinson.  Sheila presented a brief history of Devil’s Slide.  With Sheila’s bubbly personality, her presentation was very pleasant as well as informative.  

The Sons of Utah Pioneers held their monthly dinner meeting featuring speaker Sheila Wilkinson along with her husband Mark Wilkinson.  Sheila presented a brief history of Devil’s Slide.  With Sheila’s bubbly personality, her presentation was very pleasant as well as informative.  

October 25, 2012
Morgan native to be laid to rest Friday

As the Morgan community lays one of its own to rest today, the man suspected of causing her death sits behind bars.
Jeffrey Dene White, 43, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Weber County Jail on first degree felony murder and two counts of third degree felony charges of commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child. 
According to Ogden Police Lieutenant Danielle Croyle, two children under the age of 10 were present during the murder of Marnie Franich Stark, 38.  She is the daughter of Morgan locals Matthew Joseph and Jessie Franich.
The Ogden Police Department responded to an “unattended death” Oct. 20 on the 1300 block of Douglas Avenue.  During the course of the investigation, Ogden Major Crimes Detectives determined there was evidence to support the cause of death as a homicide.
Stark was pronounced dead at McKay-Dee Hospital that day.  White was her live-in boyfriend.

As the Morgan community lays one of its own to rest today, the man suspected of causing her death sits behind bars.
Jeffrey Dene White, 43, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Weber County Jail on first degree felony murder and two counts of third degree felony charges of commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child. 

October 25, 2012

Thursday, Oct. 25, snow packed roads caused numerous slide-offs on I-84.  Because of the slide-offs, several semis pulled over only to get stuck in the snow on the sidelines.  The road was closed for several hours to allow time for snow removal and clean-up. 
Highway 39 through Ogden Canyon was also closed temporarily due to a weather related accident.
Morgan County was hit with more than six inches overnight.  Teachers who commute from Ogden were stuck in the canyon and buses were stuck in the snow, so Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary were both closed for the day.  This is a rare occurrence in Morgan, so students were thrilled and kids all through the county pulled out their sleds and made the most of it.
The first snowfall of the year is historically bad for driving conditions, which makes it especially important to slow down and drive carefully.

Thursday, Oct. 25, snow packed roads caused numerous slide-offs on I-84.  Because of the slide-offs, several semis pulled over only to get stuck in the snow on the sidelines.  The road was closed for several hours to allow time for snow removal and clean-up. 
Highway 39 through Ogden Canyon was also closed temporarily due to a weather related accident.

October 22, 2012

Brad and Valarie (Rich) Dinkel are excited to have been called to serve an LDS mission for 18 months to the Philippines Baguio Mission. They will be speaking in the Genola 3rd Ward Building Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. They would like to invite any Morgan friends to join them on that day. Following the meeting, they request that you join them for lunch in the Genola Park.

Brad and Valarie (Rich) Dinkel are excited to have been called to serve an LDS mission for 18 months to the Philippines Baguio Mission. They will be speaking in the Genola 3rd Ward Building Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. They would like to invite any Morgan friends to join them on that day. Following the meeting, they request that you join them for lunch in the Genola Park.

October 22, 2012

Sister Summer Wilkinson, daughter of Dane and Wendy Wilkinson of Mtn. Green, has completed a honorable mission. Summer served in the Texas Houston Spanish Speaking Mission and returned home on Oct. 3.
Summer will be speaking in the Old Mtn. Green Chapel on Sunday October 21, 2012, at 12:45 p.m. Following her report, friends and family are invited to join her at the Wilkinson Clubhouse at 2:15 p.m. for lunch.

Sister Summer Wilkinson, daughter of Dane and Wendy Wilkinson of Mtn. Green, has completed a honorable mission. Summer served in the Texas Houston Spanish Speaking Mission and returned home on Oct. 3.

October 22, 2012

Savana Wilkinson, daughter of Dane and Wendy Wilkinson of Mtn. Green, has chosen to marry her best friend, Brance John Brown. Brance is the son of Jim and Nanette Brown of Morgan. Savana and Brance will be married Oct. 5, 2012, in the Bountiful Temple. In case of oversight, please join them in their celebration at a reception held in their honor that evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Highlands Chapel in Mtn. Green. Savana is a 2010 graduate of Morgan High School, and Brance graduated from Morgan High in 2009. Both are presently attending Weber State. Brance served a mission in the Chile Rancagua mission.

Savana Wilkinson, daughter of Dane and Wendy Wilkinson of Mtn. Green, has chosen to marry her best friend, Brance John Brown. Brance is the son of Jim and Nanette Brown of Morgan. Savana and Brance will be married Oct. 5, 2012, in the Bountiful Temple. In case of oversight, please join them in their celebration at a reception held in their honor that evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

October 11, 2012

Happy 85th Birthday Wallace D. Green. 
Love, Your Family

Happy 85th Birthday Wallace D. Green. 
Love, Your Family

October 11, 2012

Although the Morgan County Council prepared an offer to purchase the former bus garage property on State Street, the Morgan County School Board decided to accept  another offer from a commercial entity.

Although the Morgan County Council prepared an offer to purchase the former bus garage property on State Street, the Morgan County School Board decided to accept  another offer from a commercial entity.

October 11, 2012

Betty Brown and Tori Roseman

October 11, 2012

Recently the Social Security Administration reported the most popular baby names from 1901.  The following is the list.  This may give you some insight into why your grandparents or great grandparents have their name:

Recently the Social Security Administration reported the most popular baby names from 1901.  The following is the list.  This may give you some insight into why your grandparents or great grandparents have their name:
Girls names:
20. Rose

October 11, 2012

Elder Josh Nelson has been called to serve in the California Roseville Mission.

Elder Josh Nelson has been called to serve in the California Roseville Mission.
He will speak in the Morgan 2nd Ward on Sept. 28 at 9 a.m.
He will enter the missionary training center on Oct. 3, 2012.

October 11, 2012

Elder Parker Van Wagoner recently returned from serving in the Lima Peru East Mission. 

Elder Parker Van Wagoner recently returned from serving in the Lima Peru East Mission. 
He will be reporting on his mission Sunday, Sept. 30 at 10:45 a.m. in the Highlands Chapel, located at 5378 W. Old Hwy. Rd. in Mountain Green.

October 11, 2012

The Morgan Education Foundation continues to raise funds to support student learning within the Morgan District.  Recently, the group sponsored their annual golf tournament at Round Valley and netted $3,400 in revenues.  This event is only one of many organized by the group each year.

The Morgan Education Foundation continues to raise funds to support student learning within the Morgan District.  Recently, the group sponsored their annual golf tournament at Round Valley and netted $3,400 in revenues.  This event is only one of many organized by the group each year.

October 11, 2012

Ten art students from Morgan Middle School have been selected to send their artwork to Japan for the International Children’s Art Exhibition.   Students enrolled in Art II classes at the middle school were invited to participate.  Each student created an original work of art following this year’s theme “Vehicle.”  Works were made from a variety of media: pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pastels, chalk, and colored pencil.  A panel of judges made up of administration and faculty then selected 10 pieces to represent the school at the exhibition.

Ten art students from Morgan Middle School have been selected to send their artwork to Japan for the International Children’s Art Exhibition.

October 11, 2012

“This is it. . . last week for the Farmer’s Market,” announced last Saturday by Marion Andrews, farmer’s market coordinator. Saturday, September 15th, business as usual at Morgan ‘s Farmers Market until the produce vendors said they would not be back next week, because they had no more produce to sell.

Short season for farmers market

October 11, 2012

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, surrounded by her family.  She was born July 27, 1923 in Henefer, Utah to Osmyn (Os) Merritt Wright and Zelda Lucy Richins. She married Clarence George Francis on January 24, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity.

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, surrounded by her family.  She was born July 27, 1923 in Henefer, Utah to Osmyn (Os) Merritt Wright and Zelda Lucy Richins. She married Clarence George Francis on January 24, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity.

October 11, 2012

Our wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, educator, coach, and friend Gloria Schwab Richardson, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 21, 2012 after a valiant battle with breast cancer. Gloria was born Feb. 9, 1962 in Provo, Utah, to Marvin and Jeanne Schwab of Afton, Wyoming. 

Our wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, educator, coach, and friend Gloria Schwab Richardson, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sept. 21, 2012 after a valiant battle with breast cancer. Gloria was born Feb. 9, 1962 in Provo, Utah, to Marvin and Jeanne Schwab of Afton, Wyoming. 

October 11, 2012

Work continues on the reconstruction of I-84, from Mountain Green (SR-167) to Morgan (SR-66). Shouldering, crash cushion, delineator/barrier reflector and barrier pad movement activities will take place from Peterson to Morgan. Grinding and striping on the new concrete roadway will continue over the next few weeks. Construction is nearly complete from Peterson to Mountain Green. Crews work from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., six days per week. 

Work continues on the reconstruction of I-84, from Mountain Green (SR-167) to Morgan (SR-66). Shouldering, crash cushion, delineator/barrier reflector and barrier pad movement activities will take place from Peterson to Morgan. Grinding and striping on the new concrete roadway will continue over the next few weeks.

October 11, 2012

On Friday, the students from Mountain Green Elementary School participated in the fourth annual Walk-a-Thon.  Each year, the PTSO sponsors this event in an effort to raise funds to help pay for school activities and field trips, school equipment, teacher needs, emergency back packs, library books, and many other things that would not be possible to have if it were not for the funds raised from this event.

On Friday, the students from Mountain Green Elementary School participated in the fourth annual Walk-a-Thon.  Each year, the PTSO sponsors this event in an effort to raise funds to help pay for school activities and field trips, school equipment, teacher needs, emergency back packs, library books, and many other things that would not be possible to have if it we

October 11, 2012

Thank you seems so inadequate to express our appreciation for the acts of kindness, large and small, that we have received. 

Thank you seems so inadequate to express our appreciation for the acts of kindness, large and small, that we have received. 
Morgan is an amazing place to live with neighbors so caring. Thank you the love, prayers, and caring we have received since Chuck’s passing. We will always be grateful. 

October 11, 2012

We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and concern shown to our family at the passing of our son-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle, Chuck Carpenter. 

We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and concern shown to our family at the passing of our son-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle, Chuck Carpenter. 

October 11, 2012

Oliver J Archibald was born Aug. 31, 2012. He would like to thank all the wonderful people that prayed and were concerned for him. 

Oliver J Archibald was born Aug. 31, 2012. He would like to thank all the wonderful people that prayed and were concerned for him. 
His surgery and recovery went better than expected, and we know it was from the blessing of such wonderful people. 

October 11, 2012

The Tykonis held their opening social at the Riverside Park Wednesday evening, Sept. 12.  Everyone enjoyed catching up after the long summer.

The Tykonis held their opening social at the Riverside Park Wednesday evening, Sept. 12.  Everyone enjoyed catching up after the long summer.

October 11, 2012

Emilia Ballantyne and Zachary Egan will be united in marriage on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

Emilia Ballantyne and Zachary Egan will be united in marriage on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

October 11, 2012

Gary and Carol Brooks are delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter, Jordyn Brooks, to her high school sweetheart, Cody Bowen Carter, son of Bob and Pam Carter. 

Gary and Carol Brooks are delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter, Jordyn Brooks, to her high school sweetheart, Cody Bowen Carter, son of Bob and Pam Carter. 

October 10, 2012

Fifty years ago, September 14, Rex and Janeal Wilkinson started their eternal family.  Captain of the football team and a dancer on the drill team, these two high school sweethearts were meant to be together.  Their love has truly been strengthened through the years.

Fifty years ago, September 14, Rex and Janeal Wilkinson started their eternal family.  Captain of the football team and a dancer on the drill team, these two high school sweethearts were meant to be together.  Their love has truly been strengthened through the years.

October 10, 2012

LuDene Bowen Carter is celebrating her 80th birthday.  She was born in Logan, Utah, on Sept. 8, 1932, to Asel and Elva Bowen.  LuDene lived in Utah and Idaho as a child, but she has lived in Morgan most of her life.  

LuDene Bowen Carter is celebrating her 80th birthday.  She was born in Logan, Utah, on Sept. 8, 1932, to Asel and Elva Bowen.  LuDene lived in Utah and Idaho as a child, but she has lived in Morgan most of her life.  

October 10, 2012

Virtually all of us are immigrants.  Our ancestors may have come across on the Mayflower, or in one of the subsequent waves of immigration.  We may have ancestors from Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, Italy, Africa, China, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, or any one of a hundred other countries that have made up the wonderful melting pot that has formed the United States.  We are a nation of immigrants.

Virtually all of us are immigrants.  Our ancestors may have come across on the Mayflower, or in one of the subsequent waves of immigration.  We may have ancestors from Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, Italy, Africa, China, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, or any one of a hundred other countries that have made up the wonderful melting pot that has formed the United

October 10, 2012

Over that last few months, I have read and heard numerous people discussing the need we have for more businesses in the Morgan Valley.

Over that last few months, I have read and heard numerous people discussing the need we have for more businesses in the Morgan Valley. Every time I hear these people talk I keep thinking to myself, “Am I all alone in not wanting any more businesses here?”  Now please understand that when I make that statement I said any MORE businesses.

October 10, 2012


 
Bridger Anderson makes successful tackle.

October 10, 2012

With their second straight Region 11 win, the Morgan High golfers have tied Bear River for the region lead in overall standings.  Golfing under near-perfect conditions, the Trojans managed a tough Mt. Ogden course Thursday, Sept. 6, and came out in first place.  The eight varsity players that qualified for Morgan were: Seniors - McKay Kearsley, Aaron Babbitt, Jake Miles.  Juniors - Rhett Ballantyne, Garren Miles. Sophomores - Jason Bledsow, Connor Wilson. Freshmen - Braxton Ovard.

With their second straight Region 11 win, the Morgan High golfers have tied Bear River for the region lead in overall standings.  Golfing under near-perfect conditions, the Trojans managed a tough Mt. Ogden course Thursday, Sept.

October 10, 2012

Mountain Green resident David Sawyer, who recently returned from serving with the U.S. armed services in Afghanistan, presented both Morgan County and Boy Scout Troop 576 with American flags for their service.

American flags presented to county, Boy Scouts
Mountain Green resident David Sawyer, who recently returned from serving with the U.S. armed services in Afghanistan, presented both Morgan County and Boy Scout Troop 576 with American flags for their service.

October 10, 2012
October 4, 2012

Chet and Joan Adams are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Hannah, to Jordan Douglas Bischoff, son of Mark and Jenifer Bischoff.
Hannah and Jordan will be married today,
 
Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in the Bountiful Temple. Their reception will be held at the Rock Church in Morgan from 6-8 p.m. with dancing from 8-8:30 p.m.
Hannah graduated from Morgan High School and Morgan High LDS Seminary. She graduated from Weber State University with a degree in sociology and is employed at Morgan High School and the Utah State University extension office.
Jordan graduated from Morgan High School and Morgan High LDS Seminary. He served an LDS mission to Oslo, Norway. He is currently employed by Centerpoint Construction and plans to attend Weber State University this winter.
After a honeymoon to Las Vegas, the couple will be making their home in Morgan.
In case of an oversight, Hannah and Jordan would love for you to come and enjoy the evening with them.

Chet and Joan Adams are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Hannah, to Jordan Douglas Bischoff, son of Mark and Jenifer Bischoff.
Hannah and Jordan will be married today,
 

October 4, 2012

The Morgan County Council has agreed to purchase the former bus garage on State Street from the Morgan County School District for an undisclosed amount to be paid over a three-year period.
The facility will be used as storage for various county equipment including sheriff department and emergency vehicles. Presently, a majority of such equipment, valued at several hundred thousand dollars, is stored outside and subject to weather deterioration.
Chairwoman Tina Kelley cast one of two opposing votes, saying the county had other financial priorities such as replacing a boiler for the county building.

The Morgan County Council has agreed to purchase the former bus garage on State Street from the Morgan County School District for an undisclosed amount to be paid over a three-year period.

October 4, 2012

55 Alive Class Aug. 6 from 9 a.m til 1. Please let us know if you would like to attend since there is limited space. Anyone who has been in the education field can attend for $4, AARP members $12 and non-members $14. You can receive a discount on your car insurance for a three year period just for taking this class. Marie Nye is an excellent teacher and you gain a great deal of knowledge about your driving habits.
 
September
 
11: Temple trip - please call Emma Lou to sign up. Lunch at noon.
12: Enjoy a ride up to Jeremy Ranch and around the Jordanelle and Echo dams following lunch on Wednesday.
The group will leave around 1:30.
13: Right after lunch there will be a book review. Just come and relax and listen to a very interesting book.
19: Have lunch and then a great hand massage with ShaRon. The massages and conversation are free and then everyone will be put into a drawing for free hand lotion.
20: Blood pressures with Alice Hirai. Then following lunch, Madeline, from USU Extension Office, will give everyone tips on nutrition, plus have samples for your enjoyment.
25: Foot Clinic with Happy Feet. Please call in for your reservations: 845-4040.
26: Back massages with Val. Cost is $5 for 10 minutes. Please sign up when you come or we can put your name down by calling the center. Appointments will begin at 12:30.
28: The Annual Fall Leaf Tour to Cache Valley will leave the center at 9 a.m. with Mary Kaye as your volunteer driver. Enjoy a fun day of sightseeing, eating, gathering goodies and great companionship. The group will return around 3 - so plan your day.
Keep in mind all the great volunteers we have serving everyone at the center and give them an occasional "thank you" - they do many kind acts!
Come and check out the new computers at the senior center. They are here for everyone to enjoy. Loiis Woody is willing to help you out with any of your questions. Let’s get you started.

55 Alive Class Aug. 6 from 9 a.m til 1. Please let us know if you would like to attend since there is limited space. Anyone who has been in the education field can attend for $4, AARP members $12 and non-members $14. You can receive a discount on your car insurance for a three year period just for taking this class.

October 4, 2012

Snowbasin Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Baker as Snowbasin’s new Food & Beverage Director, effective September 4, 2012.
Peter has spent over 12 years in the leadership & planning position for several top rated resorts the most recent being at Grand Targee as their Beverage, Dinning, & Entertainment Director. Prior to that, Peter spent several years at Idaho’s Tamarack and Northern California’s Kirkwood Resorts as director of their food & beverage departments. "With such an extensive background in the resort food & beverage industry, Peter will be a great addition to Snowbasin," said John Loomis General Manager of Snowbasin Resort.

Snowbasin Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Baker as Snowbasin’s new Food & Beverage Director, effective September 4, 2012.

September 12, 2012

Monday is usually a pretty low key day at Taggart’s Grill, but this week was different.  HGTV’s House Hunters team paid a visit to the local restaurant to shoot footage for their show. 

Monday is usually a pretty low key day at Taggart’s Grill, but this week was different.  HGTV’s House Hunters team paid a visit to the local restaurant to shoot footage for their show.  

September 5, 2012

Ralph S. Carter celebrated his 95th birthday at a family dinner this week.  Ralph was born in Porterville, Morgan County, Utah on Aug. 27, 1917, to Levi Alfred and Clara P. Carter.  He graduated from Morgan County schools.  Ralph married Fern Porter on Dec. 13, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS temple.  

Ralph S. Carter celebrated his 95th birthday at a family dinner this week.  Ralph was born in Porterville, Morgan County, Utah on Aug. 27, 1917, to Levi Alfred and Clara P. Carter.  He graduated from Morgan County schools.  Ralph married Fern Porter on Dec. 13, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS temple.  

September 5, 2012

This year has marked the one-year anniversary of several businesses on State Street, and LiquiFaction Internet Café is one of them.  LiquiFaction first opened its doors on Aug. 29, 2011, but the grand opening was two days later.  At that time, owner, Lee Kellogg, invited all city and county employees to come in and get a free drink for the day to give him some training time.    

This year has marked the one-year anniversary of several businesses on State Street, and LiquiFaction Internet Café is one of them.  LiquiFaction first opened its doors on Aug. 29, 2011, but the grand opening was two days later.  At that time, owner, Lee Kellogg, invited all city and county employees to come in and get a free drink for the day to give him some training time.

September 5, 2012

Elder Colby Skinner, son of Joey and Lisa Skinner, has been called to serve in the Mexico, Tampico Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Colby reports to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Sept. 5, 2012.

Elder Colby Skinner, son of Joey and Lisa Skinner, has been called to serve in the Mexico, Tampico Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Colby reports to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Sept. 5, 2012.

September 5, 2012

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the 2012 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.  

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the 2012 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.  

September 5, 2012

Tanna Potter & Travis Clegg would be delighted for you to join the celebration Sept. 8, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at the Clegg Residence, 75 N. Clark Lane, Coalville, as they finally tie the knot. Parents of the bride Randy & Nancy Potter. Parents of the groom Danny & Georgia Clegg.

Tanna Potter & Travis Clegg would be delighted for you to join the celebration Sept. 8, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at the Clegg Residence, 75 N. Clark Lane, Coalville, as they finally tie the knot. Parents of the bride Randy & Nancy Potter. Parents of the groom Danny & Georgia Clegg.

August 29, 2012

The Morgan High golf team continued their Region 11 season Aug. 15, at El Monte golf course in Ogden. The eight varsity players that qualified for Morgan were: Seniors - McKay Kearsley, Aaron Babbitt, Jake Miles, Juniors - Rhett Ballantyne, Garren Miles, Sophomore -Jason Bledsoe, Freshmen - Russell North, Braxton Ovard.

 
The Morgan High golf team continued their Region 11 season Aug. 15, at El Monte golf course in Ogden. The eight varsity players that qualified for Morgan were: Seniors - McKay Kearsley, Aaron Babbitt, Jake Miles, Juniors - Rhett Ballantyne, Garren Miles, Sophomore -Jason Bledsoe, Freshmen - Russell North, Braxton Ovard.

August 25, 2012

William Robert Whittier and Whitney Ella Hendershot will be married Thursday, Aug 30, 2012, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

William Robert Whittier and Whitney Ella Hendershot will be married Thursday, Aug 30, 2012, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

August 16, 2012

Morgan Elementary School is looking forward to another great school year. We have some great new additions to our faculty this year. We would like to welcome Mrs. Waller, who has been a lifelong resident of Morgan. She will be teaching fifth grade. We are also excited to have Miss Booker join our elementary family. She previously taught in the Ogden School District. She will be teaching fourth grade this year.

 

August 16, 2012

Happy 70th Birthday MaryKaye Christiansen Campbell! Give her a call Aug. 23rd & wish her all the best! We love you Mom & Grandma! Love, Your Family

 
Happy 70th Birthday MaryKaye Christiansen Campbell! Give her a call Aug. 23rd & wish her all the best! We love you Mom & Grandma! Love, Your Family

August 16, 2012

Ruth Lucido, Ruby Godfrey, and Ella Adkins

August 16, 2012

The online world has created many opportunities to find additional information and connect with others who are researching our ancestors like never before.  The ability to search indexes and view the original images from home at our convenience is changing the world of family history.  Digital is here to stay and will continue to enhance our ability to identify our ancestors, but it does bring some challenges.

The online world has created many opportunities to find additional information and connect with others who are researching our ancestors like never before.  The ability to search indexes and view the original images from home at our convenience is changing the world of family history.  Digital is here to stay and will continue to enhance our ability to iden

August 16, 2012

Jean and I were excited to have made plans to see, eat, watch the families and just have a wonderful time at this year’s Morgan County Fair.  We were greeted with a smile at the east gate, and were directed to the disabled parking.  It was still pretty far to walk, but luckily we had our canes.

Jean and I were excited to have made plans to see, eat, watch the families and just have a wonderful time at this year’s Morgan County Fair.  We were greeted with a smile at the east gate, and were directed to the disabled parking.  It was still pretty far to walk, but luckily we had our canes.

August 16, 2012

Morgan County is a buzz with worries of tax increases and what is the School Board going to do to pay for all their expenses.  This is not a fun time to be on the School Board, but I admire them for attacking this problem head on.  I think, I can stand for the county school bus drivers and say “Thank You” to the County for the new Bus Garage.  We have been in need of this facility for years.  The debate is over if it should have been built at this time.  I don’t know how it was paid for but it will be put to good use.  We now have the capability of lifting a bus to do repairs and inspections under it.  This is a huge time savings and cost savings over what the transportation had in the past.  Along with these savings comes the issue of safety.  We have a safe facility to work in.  Thanks to everyone in the county as this facility has become a reality and we “Thank You.” 

Morgan County is a buzz with worries of tax increases and what is the School Board going to do to pay for all their expenses.  This is not a fun time to be on the School Board, but I admire them for attacking this problem head on.  I think, I can stand for the county school bus drivers and say “Thank You” to the County for the new Bus Garage.  We have been in need of

August 16, 2012

Under the direction of their coach, Dennis Peterson, the Morgan High golf team started their Region 11 season Aug. 9, at the Oquirrh Hills golf course in Tooele. The eight varsity players that qualified for Morgan were: Seniors - McKay Kearsley, Aaron Babbitt, Jake Miles,  Juniors - Rhett Ballantyne, Garren Miles, Sophmores -Jason Bledsoe, Freshmen - Russell North, Braxton Ovard.

Under the direction of their coach, Dennis Peterson, the Morgan High golf team started their Region 11 season Aug. 9, at the Oquirrh Hills golf course in Tooele. The eight varsity players that qualified for Morgan were: Seniors - McKay Kearsley, Aaron Babbitt, Jake Miles,  Juniors - Rhett Ballantyne, Garren Miles, Sophmores -Jason Bledsoe, Freshmen - Russell North, Braxton Ovard.

August 16, 2012

See roster inside

August 16, 2012

When the Morgan City Council envisioned the Riverside Park splash pad, one of the things they hoped it would do is bring out-of-town visitors to generate revenue for other Morgan businesses, and it has done just that.

When the Morgan City Council envisioned the Riverside Park splash pad, one of the things they hoped it would do is bring out-of-town visitors to generate revenue for other Morgan businesses, and it has done just that.

August 16, 2012

Heidi Ann Benson and Macy Dee Butterfield have chosen Aug. 22, 2012 to begin their new lives together. They will be married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Heidi Ann Benson and Macy Dee Butterfield have chosen Aug. 22, 2012 to begin their new lives together. They will be married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Heidi is the daughter of Vern and Diane Benson. She graduated from Morgan High School and Seminary. She is studying nursing at Utah Valley University.

August 13, 2012

40 years ago our parents met in Riverton, Utah, when they were both 18 years old. Ken and Chrys Rindlesbach met through a blind date that Ken’s sister and Chrys’ sister set up, because they were in the same ward. 

40 years ago our parents met in Riverton, Utah, when they were both 18 years old. Ken and Chrys Rindlesbach met through a blind date that Ken’s sister and Chrys’ sister set up, because they were in the same ward. 

August 13, 2012

Doug and Dianne Harrop of Mountain Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at the Timbermine restaurant. 

Doug and Dianne Harrop of Mountain Green celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at the Timbermine restaurant. 

August 13, 2012
August 13, 2012

Karly Prescott, daughter of Annette and Roger Prescott, of Morgan will travel to Cuenca, Ecuador on Aug. 9 to spend 12 weeks volunteering in orphanages. Prescott graduated in 2009 from Morgan High School and is currently majoring in Family and Consumer Development at Utah State University.

Karly Prescott, daughter of Annette and Roger Prescott, of Morgan will travel to Cuenca, Ecuador on Aug. 9 to spend 12 weeks volunteering in orphanages. Prescott graduated in 2009 from Morgan High School and is currently majoring in Family and Consumer Development at Utah State University.

August 13, 2012

Snowbasin is excited to welcome to the stage 3-time Grammy award winner and internationally recognized saxophonist, Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet on Saturday, August 18. This all-star band line-up consists of Jeff Coffin, from the Dave Mathew Band, Felix Pastorius on bass, Bill Fanning on trumpet/space trumpet, Chris Walters on keys, and special guest Roy “Future man” Wooten (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones) on drums.  This will be the second year Snowbasin will host a major concert as part of the Mt. Ogden 100k Mountain Bike Festival. “With the success of the Mt.Ogden 100k Festival concert last year it only seemed natural to bring in a band of this caliber for the second year,” explains Steve Andrus, Snowbasin’s events director.  

Snowbasin is excited to welcome to the stage 3-time Grammy award winner and internationally recognized saxophonist, Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet on Saturday, August 18.

August 13, 2012

This last week there were two major announcements from the organizations working on indexing the 1940 census.  Work began early April to take the millions of digital images created from the enumerators work as they visited each household in 1940 and transcribe the information into a searchable index.  This allows individuals to search for those in the census by name rather than browse through hundreds or thousands of images to find their ancestors.

This last week there were two major announcements from the organizations working on indexing the 1940 census.  Work began early April to take the millions of digital images created from the enumerators work as they visited each household in 1940 and transcribe the information into a searchable index.  This allows individuals to search for those in the censu

August 13, 2012

In today’s world of hustle and bustle, I was reminded of why I cherish my small town roots. In small towns, even still today, integrity, humanity, kindness and sympathy are still a way of life for people in small towns. One member of your small town of Morgan, Utah, proved that to us. 

In today’s world of hustle and bustle, I was reminded of why I cherish my small town roots. In small towns, even still today, integrity, humanity, kindness and sympathy are still a way of life for people in small towns. One member of your small town of Morgan, Utah, proved that to us. 

August 13, 2012

The Martin Heiner family reunion was a big success at the Morgan Stake Center Saturday with approximately 500 descendants of Martin and Adelgunda Heiner in attendance.  All eight children of Martin and Adelgunda were represented, as well as descendants of Martin’s nephew, Heinrich Dittmar.

The Martin Heiner family reunion was a big success at the Morgan Stake Center Saturday with approximately 500 descendants of Martin and Adelgunda Heiner in attendance.  All eight children of Martin and Adelgunda were represented, as well as descendants of Martin’s nephew, Heinrich Dittmar.

August 13, 2012

Pioneer Day was celebrated in different ways throughout Morgan County this year. One of the celebrations was the Milton round-up, which was inspired by the hard work of two Milton Eagle Scouts. In an earlier article, credit was given to Brayden Stegelmeier and Miles Mecham for their huge undertaking. The two scouts replaced the Milton park horse arena fence. The arena is used by the entire northwestern area of the Morgan Valley, especially by 4-H horse enthusiasts. 

Pioneer Day was celebrated in different ways throughout Morgan County this year. One of the celebrations was the Milton round-up, which was inspired by the hard work of two Milton Eagle Scouts. In an earlier article, credit was given to Brayden Stegelmeier and Miles Mecham for their huge undertaking. The two scouts replaced the Milton park horse arena fence.

August 13, 2012

Elder Blake Baltazar, son of Jeff and Norma Jean Baltazar, has been called to serve in the California, Riverside Spanish speaking Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He reports to the Provo Missionary Training Center on August 15.  He will be speaking in the Rosehill Ward (Mountain Green Chapel) on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 12:50 p.m.

Elder Blake Baltazar, son of Jeff and Norma Jean Baltazar, has been called to serve in the California, Riverside Spanish speaking Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He reports to the Provo Missionary Training Center on August 15.  He will be speaking in the Rosehill Ward (Mountain Green Chapel) on Sunday, Aug.

August 13, 2012

Elder Landon Philip Ray Carter, son of Craig and Lisa Carter of Morgan, from the Morgan 7th ward, has accepted a call to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will serve in the Louisiana Baton Rouge mission.

Elder Landon Philip Ray Carter, son of Craig and Lisa Carter of Morgan, from the Morgan 7th ward, has accepted a call to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will serve in the Louisiana Baton Rouge mission.
Landon will enter the Missionary Training Center on Aug. 22, 2012.

August 13, 2012

Lynn and Eileen Baxter have been called to serve in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission. They will speak in sacrament meeting on Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Morgan LDS Stake Center located at 335 N. 700 E. They will enter the Provo MTC on Sept. 3, 2012.

Lynn and Eileen Baxter have been called to serve in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission. They will speak in sacrament meeting on Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Morgan LDS Stake Center located at 335 N. 700 E. They will enter the Provo MTC on Sept. 3, 2012.

August 13, 2012

Parker Randall Ross, son of Mitch and Teri Ross, has been called to serve in the Texas Lubbock mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will speak on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Field Street Chapel. He reports to the MTC in Provo, UT on Aug. 15, 2012.

Parker Randall Ross, son of Mitch and Teri Ross, has been called to serve in the Texas Lubbock mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will speak on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Field Street Chapel. He reports to the MTC in Provo, UT on Aug. 15, 2012.

August 13, 2012

Mountain Green secondary water is currently experiencing high demand on the system when the water becomes available on odd days at 10 a.m. They are going to establish watering times according to your house address to try and spread the peak demand across the entire day. They hope that by dividing the times in to three hour blocks, water demand can be met.  

Mountain Green secondary water is currently experiencing high demand on the system when the water becomes available on odd days at 10 a.m. They are going to establish watering times according to your house address to try and spread the peak demand across the entire day. They hope that by dividing the times in to three hour blocks, water demand can be met.  

August 13, 2012

Louis Charles Lucido, 59, passed Aug. 1, 2012. He was born Nov. 20, 1952 in Santa Monica, CA., to Stanley and Ruth Lucido. 

Louis Charles Lucido, 59, passed Aug. 1, 2012. He was born Nov. 20, 1952 in Santa Monica, CA., to Stanley and Ruth Lucido. 

August 13, 2012

William Dee Brown, 53, died July 28, 2012 at McKay Dee Hospital of complications of cancer. Bill was born July 11, 1959, in Logan, Utah, the son of Maurell Dee and Betty Jean Marz Brown. He was raised in Morgan, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School and attended Snow College and Weber State University. Bill married Gerri Lynne Giles on June 26, 1981 in the Logan Temple.

William Dee Brown, 53, died July 28, 2012 at McKay Dee Hospital of complications of cancer. Bill was born July 11, 1959, in Logan, Utah, the son of Maurell Dee and Betty Jean Marz Brown. He was raised in Morgan, Utah. He graduated from Morgan High School and attended Snow College and Weber State University.

August 13, 2012

HighMark Charter School (HMCS), Davis counties newest charter school, is pleased to invite the community to tour the schools new facilities and classrooms. Public open houses will be on Aug. 6, 9, and 14, from 6-8 p.m. Tours and additional information on HighMark Charter School will be available at the open houses. The school is located at 2467 E. South Weber Drive in South Weber.

HighMark Charter School (HMCS), Davis counties newest charter school, is pleased to invite the community to tour the schools new facilities and classrooms. Public open houses will be on Aug. 6, 9, and 14, from 6-8 p.m. Tours and additional information on HighMark Charter School will be available at the open houses. The school is located at 2467 E. South Weber Drive in South Weber.

August 13, 2012

On Aug. 25, 2012, the 4th annual Focus Four Run will be held in Roy at 4000 South 1900 West.  This event was established to remember John Carter, Cody Odekirk, Lydia Silva and Jeff Reppe who passed away in 2008 while traveling during a humanitarian project to Guatemala.  

On Aug. 25, 2012, the 4th annual Focus Four Run will be held in Roy at 4000 South 1900 West.  This event was established to remember John Carter, Cody Odekirk, Lydia Silva and Jeff Reppe who passed away in 2008 while traveling during a humanitarian project to Guatemala.  

August 13, 2012

The Morgan Stars Special Olympics would like to give a tremendous thank you to all the Morgan County residents who so generously donated to our carwash July 28. The proceeds will help put 20 athletes in an event this year.

The Morgan Stars Special Olympics would like to give a tremendous thank you to all the Morgan County residents who so generously donated to our carwash July 28. The proceeds will help put 20 athletes in an event this year.
 
 

August 13, 2012

Thank you Sherrie Shafer, your cheery encouragement of the Jr. Livestock participants year after year as they show, judge and sell their animals is great. Keep on cheering.

Thank you Sherrie Shafer, your cheery encouragement of the Jr. Livestock participants year after year as they show, judge and sell their animals is great. Keep on cheering.

August 13, 2012

Rebecca Christina Norman and Brock David Bigler will be married on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. 

Rebecca Christina Norman and Brock David Bigler will be married on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. 

August 13, 2012

Forever begins on Aug. 10, 2012 for Mallori Carter and Mitchell Henderson in the Logan Temple, as they begin their lives as Mr. & Mrs.

Forever begins on Aug. 10, 2012 for Mallori Carter and Mitchell Henderson in the Logan Temple, as they begin their lives as Mr. & Mrs.
  Mallori is the daughter of David and Lorna Carter. She graduated from Morgan High School and Seminary, and is attending Weber State University.

August 13, 2012

Britlyn Elisabeth Compton and Grant Brady Case will be married on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 in the Bountiful Temple. A reception will be held in their honor on Aug. 9, 2012 at Snowbasin Resort from 7-9 p.m. In case of oversight, all family and friends are invited to attend.

Britlyn Elisabeth Compton and Grant Brady Case will be married on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 in the Bountiful Temple. A reception will be held in their honor on Aug. 9, 2012 at Snowbasin Resort from 7-9 p.m. In case of oversight, all family and friends are invited to attend.

August 13, 2012

 Tyler Brooks and Hannah Holtry have chosen Thursday August 9, 2012 to be married in the Bountiful LDS Temple.  A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Morgan North Stake Bowery 4136 Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Mountain Green, UT.  Parents of the groom:  Scott & SaRene Brooks.  Parents of the bride:  Ryan & Jennifer Holtry.

 Tyler Brooks and Hannah Holtry have chosen Thursday August 9, 2012 to be married in the Bountiful LDS Temple.  A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

August 13, 2012

Jordyn Ashlie Jackson and Chase Clinton Oliver will begin their life together on Aug. 11, 2012. He stole her heart and now she will steal his last name. Jordyn is the daughter of Rich and Heidi Jackson of Morgan. She is a graduate of Morgan High School and is studying nursing at WSU. 

Jordyn Ashlie Jackson and Chase Clinton Oliver will begin their life together on Aug. 11, 2012. He stole her heart and now she will steal his last name. Jordyn is the daughter of Rich and Heidi Jackson of Morgan. She is a graduate of Morgan High School and is studying nursing at WSU. 

August 13, 2012

Ron and Julie Johnston of Morgan are excited to announce the marriage of their daughter, Katie Johnston, to Daniel Case, son of Sharon and the late David Case of Hutto, Texas.  They will be married on August 4, 2012, in the Bountiful LDS Temple.  A reception will be held that evening in their honor at the Rock Church in Morgan from 6 pm to 8 pm.   

Ron and Julie Johnston of Morgan are excited to announce the marriage of their daughter, Katie Johnston, to Daniel Case, son of Sharon and the late David Case of Hutto, Texas.  They will be married on August 4, 2012, in the Bountiful LDS Temple.  A reception will be held that evening in their honor at the Rock Church in Morgan from 6 pm to 8 pm.  &nbsp

August 13, 2012

Taylor Thomson and Tyler Hoffman will be married in the Bountiful Temple on Saturday, August 4, 2012. A reception will be held in their honor that night from 7-9 p.m. at the Hoffman’s residence: 4065 W. Cottonwood Canyon Road, Mountain Green. In case of oversight, all family and friends are invited to attend.

 
Taylor Thomson and Tyler Hoffman will be married in the Bountiful Temple on Saturday, August 4, 2012. A reception will be held in their honor that night from 7-9 p.m. at the Hoffman’s residence: 4065 W. Cottonwood Canyon Road, Mountain Green. In case of oversight, all family and friends are invited to attend.

August 13, 2012

Kayla Swanson and Brock Rigby Wilson will be united in marriage Wednesday, Aug. 15 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. A reception will be held in their honor that evening at the home of Carol Ann Webster, 1175 W. Island Rd. Morgan, Utah. 

Kayla Swanson and Brock Rigby Wilson will be united in marriage Wednesday, Aug. 15 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. A reception will be held in their honor that evening at the home of Carol Ann Webster, 1175 W. Island Rd. Morgan, Utah. 

July 30, 2012

If we could have a lifetime wish and a dream that could come true

If we could have a lifetime wish and a dream that could come true
We’d pray to God with all our hearts for yesterday and you
A thousand words won’t bring you back, we know because we tried

July 30, 2012

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  This year, local Jr. Jazz participants will meet Jazz forward, #3, DeMarre Carroll.  Carroll was born July 27, 1986, is 6’8” and just finished his third year in the NBA and his first year with the Jazz.

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  This year, local Jr. Jazz participants will meet Jazz forward, #3, DeMarre Carroll.  Carroll was born July 27, 1986, is 6’8” and just finished his third year in the NBA and his first year with the Jazz.

July 30, 2012

Dallen Gary Brooks (Tank) has been called to serve in the Anaheim California Spaish speaking mission. He reports to the MTC on Aug. 1, 2012. Dallen wants to thank all his family, friends, and teachers for helping him achieve this life changing goal.

Dallen Gary Brooks (Tank) has been called to serve in the Anaheim California Spaish speaking mission. He reports to the MTC on Aug. 1, 2012. Dallen wants to thank all his family, friends, and teachers for helping him achieve this life changing goal.

July 30, 2012

Joyce Flower Hugg died at her home Monday July 23, 2012, from pneumonia. She was born in Ogden Utah July 18, 1949, the daughter of Emory J. and Elaine (Steele) Herndon. She married John P. Hugg on Aug. 8, 1998, in Morgan, Utah. 

Joyce Flower Hugg died at her home Monday July 23, 2012, from pneumonia. She was born in Ogden Utah July 18, 1949, the daughter of Emory J. and Elaine (Steele) Herndon. She married John P. Hugg on Aug. 8, 1998, in Morgan, Utah. 

July 23, 2012

Top: Kyona Bunting - mother to Kayden, 

Top: Kyona Bunting - mother to Kayden, 
Rosemary Eberle - great-grandmother, Christy Mecham - grandma, 
Georgia Mikesell - great-great-
grandmother, 
Kayden Bunting.

July 23, 2012

A blaze broke out July 12 at Holcim Cement Plant when a semi was pumping fuel into an auxiliary building.  No one was injured, and only the 32-foot semi trailer and parts of the auxiliary building were damaged.  It took Morgan and South Ogden fire crews two hours to extinguish the flames.  

A blaze broke out July 12 at Holcim Cement Plant when a semi was pumping fuel into an auxiliary building.  No one was injured, and only the 32-foot semi trailer and parts of the auxiliary building were damaged.  It took Morgan and South Ogden fire crews two hours to extinguish the flames.  

July 23, 2012
Obituary

Our husband, dad and Grandpa left this life from causes related to dementia surrounded by his family for a bigger and better fishing trip on July 16, 2012.

Our husband, dad and Grandpa left this life from causes related to dementia surrounded by his family for a bigger and better fishing trip on July 16, 2012.
Don was born December 11, 1936 to George David Preece and Geneva Robinson in Morgan, Utah where he lived his entire life.

July 23, 2012

Harvey Porter, Verl Wright, Irene Miller, Zella Dunyon and Ellen Roberts

 
The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Harvey Porter, Verl Wright, Irene Miller, Zella Dunyon and Ellen Roberts to celebrate their birthdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 21
Family Tree Assisted Living

July 23, 2012

The Genealogy Star blog this week reported that editing has now come to FamilySearch’s new version of their family tree.  The family tree will be a replacement for new FamilySearch when it is released.  It has been in development for many months and its aim is to fix many of the challenges with the current tree.  

The Genealogy Star blog this week reported that editing has now come to FamilySearch’s new version of their family tree.  The family tree will be a replacement for new FamilySearch when it is released.  It has been in development for many months and its aim is to fix many of the challenges with the current tree.  

July 18, 2012

 Morgan city announced a new initiative called ShopsQA to promote local business to its citizens. The service provides all local businesses with a link on the city’s website that directs citizens to new web-pages designed and updated by each local business.

 Morgan city announced a new initiative called ShopsQA to promote local business to its citizens. The service provides all local businesses with a link on the city’s website that directs citizens to new web-pages designed and updated by each local business.

July 18, 2012

Morgan City is the first recipient of a new award from the Utah National Guard.   Colonel Brown told the city, “I am so thankful to the city for what you have done in helping my family out with our utilities and just knowing that they were safe here in this small community.”

Morgan City is the first recipient of a new award from the Utah National Guard.   Colonel Brown told the city, “I am so thankful to the city for what you have done in helping my family out with our utilities and just knowing that they were safe here in this small community.”

July 18, 2012

Tyson Butterfield, Keaton Cox, Haskin Hardman, Morgan Kotter, Darrin Nielson, and Cameron Skinner from Morgan High School were among the 222 students excelling in math and science who attended Utah State University’s 21st Annual Engineering State program in Logan, UT, June 11 – 14, 2012.

Tyson Butterfield, Keaton Cox, Haskin Hardman, Morgan Kotter, Darrin Nielson, and Cameron Skinner from Morgan High School were among the 222 students excelling in math and science who attended Utah State University’s 21st Annual Engineering State program in Logan, UT, June 11 – 14, 2012.

July 18, 2012

Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded three tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad. This is a one ton increase from last year!

 
Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded three tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad. This is a one ton increase from last year!

July 18, 2012

New city council member Michael L. Kendell was sworn in on Tuesday at the city council meeting.  Kendall is replacing council member Lynn Mickelsen, who recently passed away.  

New city council member Michael L. Kendell was sworn in on Tuesday at the city council meeting.  Kendall is replacing council member Lynn Mickelsen, who recently passed away.  

July 18, 2012

As formidable rivals on both the slopes and soccer field, Stacie Palmer and Erika Beckstrom never fathomed that one day they would not only be best friends, but working together to bring Utah’s premier cycling event, the Wildflower Pedalfest, to Morgan County.  

As formidable rivals on both the slopes and soccer field, Stacie Palmer and Erika Beckstrom never fathomed that one day they would not only be best friends, but working together to bring Utah’s premier cycling event, the Wildflower Pedalfest, to Morgan County.  

July 18, 2012

The Ragnar relay starts at the Utah State University football stadium in Logan and ends at Park City High’s football field.  Part of that 197 mile stretch came right through Morgan County.  Over 1,100 runners came through Morgan on Friday, June 15, either on foot or supporting their teammates in a decorated SUV.  Teams of six to 12 people take turns running

The Ragnar relay starts at the Utah State University football stadium in Logan and ends at Park City High’s football field.  Part of that 197 mile stretch came right through Morgan County.  Over 1,100 runners came through Morgan on Friday, June 15, either on foot or supporting their teammates in a decorated SUV.  Teams of six to 12 people take turns running all d

July 18, 2012

With a strong background in finance and a focus on volunteer service, Tina Cannon hopes to make a difference on the Morgan County School Board.  Cannon is running for District 1. Cannon is a professional accountant who worked at a public accounting firm for many years.  She left the firm to spend more time at home with her children.  She and a partner run their own accounting firm, where she provides services to businesses and is able to work out of her home and be close to the needs of her children.  The change has also allowed her to do more volunteer work.

With a strong background in finance and a focus on volunteer service, Tina Cannon hopes to make a difference on the Morgan County School Board.  Cannon is running for District 1.

July 18, 2012

On Tuesday, June 19, Shaka Laka handed out over 500 samples of sunblock and chapstick with a retail value of well over $1,000. A tent set up across the street from the post office on State Street hosted the event.  This half day of generosity was spurred by an appeal to residents to vote for their company to qualify to be eligible to receive a $250,000 grant from “Mission: Small Business.” The contest requires 250 votes to be eligible to receive one of 12 grants offered from Chase and Living Social.  According to their website, the company is “based on the mainland in Utah, but we are all about the island style, kickin’ back, and just having fun.”  They also note that their products are made in the USA “on Da Biggah Island of Utah”

On Tuesday, June 19, Shaka Laka handed out over 500 samples of sunblock and chapstick with a retail value of well over $1,000.

July 18, 2012

Morgan City is very close to completing the Splash Pad.  The final concrete pour will be today.  The water features are already in place.

Morgan City is very close to completing the Splash Pad.  The final concrete pour will be today.  The water features are already in place.

July 18, 2012

Thank you very much for the article about the Constitution Party that was printed in the May 25 issue of your paper.  

Thank you very much for the article about the Constitution Party that was printed in the May 25 issue of your paper.  
As I searched each page and came to the page with that article, it seemed to jump out at me.  I thought it was well placed.  

July 18, 2012

Kyle Ray Crockett and Courtney P. Rich are pleased to announce their marriage on Saturday, June 30, 2012. 

Kyle Ray Crockett and Courtney P. Rich are pleased to announce their marriage on Saturday, June 30, 2012. 
In case of an oversight, we invite you to join us at the reception to be held in their honor that evening at the Koehler residence, 2100 N. Heritage Drive, Farr West, Utah.  

July 18, 2012

Wildfires are common this time of year and they destroy hundreds of buildings and force the evacuation of thousands each year. People who live in areas at risk of wildfires should pay close attention to weather conditions and use the following safety tips:

Wildfires are common this time of year and they destroy hundreds of buildings and force the evacuation of thousands each year. People who live in areas at risk of wildfires should pay close attention to weather conditions and use the following safety tips:

July 17, 2012

Local business owner Melvin Lee Kellogg, 36, was arrested Monday for a failure to register violation as well as being in a “protected area.” 

Local business owner Melvin Lee Kellogg, 36, was arrested Monday for a failure to register violation as well as being in a “protected area.” 
 
Kellogg is the owner of LiquiFaction, a local business at 125 N. State Street.  In the last year, the business with many windows fronting State Street has become a favorite among locals.
 

July 16, 2012

The Morgan 4th of July parade had a new twist to it this year.  All townships were invited to create a float and enter it into the parade.  The floats were judged and winners were announced during the evening entertainment at the football stadium.  First place, and winner of the Grand Prize trophy, went to Round Valley second place went to Peterson and third place went to Porterville.  Honorable Mentions were also awarded to Enterprise, Stoddard and Taggart.  The Morgan 4th committee appreciates all the time and effort that went into creating these floats and would like to thank all those who participated in this challenge. 

The Morgan 4th of July parade had a new twist to it this year.  All townships were invited to create a float and enter it into the parade.  The floats were judged and winners were announced during the evening entertainment at the football stadium.  First place, and winner of the Grand Prize trophy, went to Round Valley second place went to Peterson and third place went

July 16, 2012

The Morgan Lion’s Club annual installation dinner was held on July 5, 2012.  That evening Larry Durrant was put in as the new club president, DeOrr Peterson is now 1st vice president, CarDell Mortsensen is 2nd vice president, Harold Laughter is 3rd vice president and Jeff Lucas is secretary/treasurer.   The newly installed presidency will serve for one year.  The Lion’s Club would like to give a special thanks to George Francis who served as president for the past year.  

The Morgan Lion’s Club annual installation dinner was held on July 5, 2012.  That evening Larry Durrant was put in as the new club president, DeOrr Peterson is now 1st vice president, CarDell Mortsensen is 2nd vice president, Harold Laughter is 3rd vice president and Jeff Lucas is secretary/treasurer.

July 16, 2012

The fifth-annual Marie McQuiddy Daley softball tournament was held last weekend.  Marie was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2006.  She was a strong woman with a beautiful smile and a big heart, so the community was left with a void when she lost her battle with cancer on January 16, 2007.  Marie fought hard against cancer and played hard during her softball career in high school and college.

The fifth-annual Marie McQuiddy Daley softball tournament was held last weekend.  Marie was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2006.  She was a strong woman with a beautiful smile and a big heart, so the community was left with a void when she lost her battle with cancer on January 16, 2007.  Marie fought hard against cancer and played hard during her softball care

July 16, 2012
Obituary

Barbara Joy Whitear Palmer, 81, returned to the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on July 5, 2012.  Barbara was born in Peterson, Utah, on March 9, 1931, to Albert and Clara Whitear.  She married Quenton James Palmer on April 16, 1948.  Together, they had three children, Cheryle (Randall) Manning, Wendy (Larry) Farr, and Gary (Kathi) Palmer; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

 

July 16, 2012

Click on the image below to download a copy of the Morgan County Fair Book

July 16, 2012
Birthday

Effie Johnson Rich is celebrating her 90th birthday. Effie was born July 15, 1922, in Driggs, Idaho. She is youngest of six children born to John James and Mary Edith Carruth Johnson. Her family moved from Driggs to Coalville, Utah, in 1927. They settled in Morgan, Utah in 1929 where John James ran the local dry-cleaning and tailoring shop. In 1947 she married her sweetheart Kent Rich in the Logan Temple. They have five children, 10 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. She is lovingly known as “Grandma Happy.” 

Effie Johnson Rich is celebrating her 90th birthday. Effie was born July 15, 1922, in Driggs, Idaho. She is youngest of six children born to John James and Mary Edith Carruth Johnson. Her family moved from Driggs to Coalville, Utah, in 1927. They settled in Morgan, Utah in 1929 where John James ran the local dry-cleaning and tailoring shop.

July 16, 2012
July 16, 2012
July 16, 2012
Wedding

Lyn London and the late Larry London are excited to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lori, to Chad Michael Tarbet, son of Lee Filbert and Cheri Smith on Saturday, July 14 in the Oquirrh Mountain temple.  In case of an oversight, please join us for a celebration from 7-9 p.m. at the Mountain Green Stake bowery located at 4180 Cottonwood Road.

Lyn London and the late Larry London are excited to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lori, to Chad Michael Tarbet, son of Lee Filbert and Cheri Smith on Saturday, July 14 in the Oquirrh Mountain temple.  In case of an oversight, please join us for a celebration from 7-9 p.m. at the Mountain Green Stake bowery located at 4180 Cottonwood Road.

July 16, 2012

Within the last week, the Sheriff’s Office completed two extensive separate investigations involving two registered sex offenders. As a result of these investigations, two adult males were arrested and booked into the Weber County jail on separate charges. On behalf of the Sheriff’s Office, we would like to extend our thanks to all of the agency’s that assisted in the arrest of Scott Gollaher.

Within the last week, the Sheriff’s Office completed two extensive separate investigations involving two registered sex offenders. As a result of these investigations, two adult males were arrested and booked into the Weber County jail on separate charges.

July 16, 2012
Missionary

Crishelle Stegelmeier, daughter of Daren and Marcelle Stegelmeier, has been called to serve in the Fort Lauderdale mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She reports to the Provo MTC July 18. 

Crishelle Stegelmeier, daughter of Daren and Marcelle Stegelmeier, has been called to serve in the Fort Lauderdale mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She reports to the Provo MTC July 18. 
Sister Stegelmeier will be speaking at the Milton Church on July 15 at 2:45.

July 16, 2012

We want to thank all who came out and supported and/or made donations for our 5th annual Marie McQuiddy Daley Softball Tournament! Thank you to all the high school volleyball team girls for keeping score and donating all their time for this great cause, you are awesome girls!  

We want to thank all who came out and supported and/or made donations for our 5th annual Marie McQuiddy Daley Softball Tournament! Thank you to all the high school volleyball team girls for keeping score and donating all their time for this great cause, you are awesome girls!  

July 16, 2012

Mariah Sunday and Trevor Langston are pleased to announce their engagement.  They will be married on August 2, 2012, in the Logan Temple.

 
Mariah Sunday and Trevor Langston are pleased to announce their engagement.  They will be married on August 2, 2012, in the Logan Temple.

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