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September 1, 2011

Thelma Brooks was born 31 Aug 1913 to William Earl Brooks and Nettie Lavina Crittenden, she had 14 brothers and sisters, all deceased except for Ralph “Gus” Brooks, South Ogden Utah. 

 

September 1, 2011

 

Utah State University Extension Cache Valley Master Gardeners will host the Utah State Master Gardener Conference Sept. 23 and 24 at the American West Heritage Center, 4089 South Highway 89/91, Wellsville. “Bees, Bugs and a Healthy Garden” is the theme for the 2011 conference where USU horticulture professors and Extension specialists will present an array of horticultural topics.

 

September 1, 2011

Construction on Ogden Temple Progresses.

Construction on Ogden Temple Progresses.

September 1, 2011

My name is Clyde Criddle. I have very fond memories of Como Springs, in fact very good ones. I worked for the Heiners for a few years mostly as a pin setter in the bowling alley and other jobs as needed. 

 

September 1, 2011
September 1, 2011

 

Keira and Kate are excited to announce the marriage of their mom, Jamie, to Ben. They were married on Sept. 1, 2011. A lovely garden reception was held at the Blomquist home following the wedding. Jamie is the daughter of Scott and Kathy Rees of Morgan. Ben is the son of Dave and Pam Blomquist of Morgan. Jamie and Ben, Kate and Keira will begin their new family life in Morgan.

 

August 25, 2011

 

There is a new family in town and they’ve only been in Morgan for just over a year.  You probably would have guessed they’ve been here longer with how acquainted they are with the people, the great new friendships they’ve all made, and all the activities this family is involved in.

The Gualcos moved their family to Morgan just over a year ago, on August 13, 2010 from the town of Castleford, Idaho.  The man of the house, that is, Joe, enlisted in the military about two or three years ago at the age of thirty-two.

 

August 25, 2011

As a former resident of Morgan I very much enjoyed the article in the News about Como Springs.  However, no mention was made of the Sunday band concerts performed by the Morgan High School band.  There used to be a bandstand at the far left-hand corner of the swimming pool and as a youngster I loved watching the band march single file along the edge of the pool to reach the bandstand.  By the time I was a member of the band the bandstand was no longer used for the concerts because the water deadened the sound of the music.  When I was in the band the concerts were played in the center of the park where chairs were set up for us.  Fond memories--not only of the band but of the dances and roller skating!  Also, I was baptized in the indoor swimming pool at Como.

 

August 25, 2011

 

Alec Deru, son of Scott and Teresa Deru, has received his mission call to the New Jersey Morristown Mission.  He will speak in the Cottonwood Creek Ward Sacrament Meeting on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 10:50 a.m. at the Highlands Chapel (5378 W. Old Highway Road, Mountain Green, Utah).

 

August 25, 2011
You will be moving along at about 44 feet per second. You then need about 47 feet to bring the vehicle to a safe stop at 30 MPH. This, combined with your reaction time will add about 66 feet to your travel distance, with a total of 114 feet needed before you stop your car- almost double the stopping distance at only 10 MPH over!
August 25, 2011

Looks like you’ve packed your bags and are all ready to go on a stress free trip!  Excellent!  It will be worth it.  Now, there’s just one final preparation to make before we leave.  Please do me-and yourself-a favor, unpack your bags.  That’s right; in fact, you can just leave them behind.  They’ll be fine without you.  You won’t need them on this trip.  

 

The Luggage of Life (Part 1) 

August 25, 2011

 

Jayne Smalley and McKay Weaver  are happy to announce their marriage on Saturday, September 3, 2011 in the Bountiful  LDS Temple.  Jayne is the daughter of Scott and Wendy Smalley of Mountain Green,  McKay is the son of Randy and Nina Weaver of Centerville.   The bride and groom are both graduates of Utah State University. In the case of any oversight, all friends and family are invited to attend a celebration that evening at Snow Basin in Earl’s Lodge between 6 :00 and 8:00 pm.  

 

August 21, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011 (06:53 PM)
Non-league game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 30, Maple Mountain Golden Eagles 27

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Maple Mountain Golden Eagles 7 3 10 7 27
Morgan Trojans 0 20 0 10 30

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Friday, August 19, 2011 (06:53 PM)
Non-league game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 30, Maple Mountain Golden Eagles 27

August 18, 2011

The Morgan High School Varsity Football Players hosted their annual Football Dinner and Cake Auction Thursday August 11th.  There was a huge turnout for the football fundraiser with over 800+  meal tickets sold for the delectable meal served by the honorable Morgan High Trojan Varsity Football players. The Morgan High Drill Team and Cheerleaders entertained the crowd and brought pep and precision dancing for the upcoming football season.  

 

August 18, 2011

Tara Hammer is an outstanding member of our community, dedicated to serving others.  She is the kind of person everyone wants in their organization because she is willing and able to make extraordinary things happen, give credit to others, and bring happiness to whatever task is at hand.  

 

August 18, 2011

 

Elder Justin Matthew Heiner has been called to serve in the Washington Tacoma mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will be speaking at the Porterville Meetinghouse (2700 S. Morgan Valley Drive) on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 10am.

 

August 18, 2011

Although some events scheduled at the arena during the fair were a little muddy, the participants in final regular season 4-H horse show could not have enjoyed more favorable conditions.  The show was held as a two day event starting on Thursday July 28th at 6:00 pm with the Written Test, Showmanship, Western Equitation and Bareback Equitation.  Friday night events included Barrels, Poles and the Scurry Race.   We have seen so much improvement in many of our 4-H exhibitors during the year and hope they had a fun time with their projects over the summer.

 

August 15, 2011

Round Valley – The Third Annual Morgan Education Golf Tournament was held on August 2, 2011 at the Round Valley Golf Course.  According to Foundation officials it was a well-supported activity that grossed over $7,500 for the group.

 

August 15, 2011

The school board approved a trial program for breakfast at Morgan Elementary.  “Hungry kids don’t learn,” said principal Tim Wolff in support of the program.  He reported that a citizen group voted, in a split decision, that the district should not provide breakfast.  They felt that this was the parent’s responsibility.  There were also members of the citizen’s group who felt that the success of the program could not be easily measured and that there were other ways to accomplish the goal than expending government money.  The school board disagreed and determined that a test program at Morgan Elementary should be instituted.  The response to this program will determine whether it should be expanded to other schools.  Principle Wolff also told the board that no additional staff would be needed to administer the program.  The district intends that the program will be fully paid for from federal funding.

 

August 15, 2011

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Morgan High School.  The past century has presented many educational challenges that the students, staff, and stakeholders of Morgan have overcome throughout the years.  Our era is no different.  We will begin this school year with several challenges including new construction, a new core curriculum, accreditation review, budget crunches, and possible unforeseen issues.  However, our struggles make us stronger.  I also believe that we have a talented and creative staff and an amazing community support system that will help us meet these challenges head on.  Having said that, “There is no excellence uncoupled with difficulties.”  In order to excel beyond our forefathers’ traditions of excellence, we will unite to overcome any difficulties that come our way.  

 

August 15, 2011

 

Sawyer Wagner, son of Kyle and Cynthia Wagner, has completed his journey from Tiger Cub, earning his Arrow of Light, to Eagle with the Boy Scouts of America. His Eagle project consisted of building a commons area in the neighborhood of Quail Hollow. This project includes a fire pit, three tier picnic area, underground sprinklers, and sod. With earning his Eagle Sawyer joins his older brothers, Tanner and Trent, in this elite rank.

 

August 15, 2011

There are those who say that it takes a village to raise a child.  I don’t know if that is true, but I do know that sometimes it takes a village to find an ancestor.  Last week’s topic was whole family research.  There is a technique that is often useful that is more extensive than whole family research.  It is village research.  

 

August 15, 2011

Morgan – Morgan Education Foundation leaders report the group has surpassed the $400,000 mark in fundraising activities for the Trojan Century Center.  The bulk of the donations have come from local sources ranging from $50 to $200,000 cash gifts and in-kind work and services.

 

August 15, 2011

 

Biologist Paul Thompson recently caught this nice brown on the Weber River--It was 22 inches and weighed four pounds! Paul says he can’t recall in recent memory the browns being in this great of condition in mid summer.

 

August 15, 2011

The Morgan County Historical Society has been working in cooperation with Adam Christensen to write and publish the History of Como Springs Resort.  Adam wrote his college thesis on this topic.  

 

August 15, 2011

The National FFA Organization awarded a $ 1,000.00 Cargill Community scholarship to Ethan Porter of MORGAN HS FFA. Cargill Community Scholarship Program, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, sponsors the scholarship. Ethan plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Weber State University (UT). This scholarship is one of 1,521 awarded through the National FFA Scholarship Program this year.

 

August 15, 2011

Toquerville, Utah – Terry Browning Lichfield, age 53, passed away due to complications from rheumatic fever. Terry returned to heaven to rejoice with his father and two brothers, his horse Star, and his favorite black lab Lady. Terry was born December 22, 1957 in Logan, Utah to Walter Curtis Lichfield and Wilma Browning Lichfield. 

 

August 15, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 31st thru August 6th, with a total of 202 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for July 31st thru August 6th, with a total of 202 calls:

August 15, 2011

EVERYONE gets stressed.  Most of us feel the calloused caress of stress before we even get out of bed in the morning!  It’s as if anxiety was waiting patiently for us before we even woke up; if we got any sleep at all! We didn’t even have time to eat breakfast, or even think about it. Before we even put the key in the ignition or punched the time clock we’re already drained from feeling the familiar cycle of cynicism ready to curse and reverse any attempt to be successful that day.  

 

August 15, 2011

 

Elizabeth Stauder and Laura Deru hold their first place awards for their respective age groups in the Morgan Valley Marathon in the above photo. Stauder took first in the women’s 15-19 year old, and Deru won first in the women’s 14 and under age group.  Between the two of them, they now have five first place trophies out of five half marathons run. They will be sophomores this year at Morgan High, and are on the soccer and track teams.  Congratulations again to these two great athletes.

 

August 15, 2011

Landon Peterson and Aubrey Bitter announce their marriage on Saturday August 20, 2011 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.   Landon is the son of Daren and Sheri Peterson of Peterson, Utah.  He graduated from Morgan High School in 2006.  He served a mission in Everett, Washington and is currently attending Weber State University.

 

August 15, 2011

 

Kelsey Donaldson, daughter of Dave and Liz Donaldson of Morgan will marry Colby Townsend son of Kevin and Jane Townsend of Bountiful on Saturday August 13th in the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple. A reception will be held in their honor on Friday, August 19th  from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Farmington Community Arts Center at 120 S. Main Street. In case of an oversight please join us that evening to celebrate with the happy couple.  After a honeymoon trip to Oregon, Kelsey and Colby will reside in Ogden.

 

August 15, 2011

Nicole Jalipa and Zac Cardon announce their marriage on Friday, August 19, 2011 in the Manti LDS Temple. Nicole Eve is the daughter of Barry and Joan Dick of Fort Worth, Texas. The bride is a 2009 graduate of the Academy of American Studies in New York City. She is attending Brigham Young University pursuing a degree in Public Health.

 

August 15, 2011

 

Kathy Caton and Lane and Robyn Pentz are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Stephany Kae to Ryan Jorgensen Crossley son of Shaun and Brenda Crossley on Friday, August 12, 2011 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. All are invited to attend a reception in their honor at the Timbermine Restaurant at 1701 Park Boulevard in Ogden, UT from 7-9pm.

 

August 15, 2011

KasSandra Chanel Thurston and Tanner Jacob Cox will be married for time and all eternity in the Bountiful LDS Temple on Saturday, August 13th. A reception will be held in their honor that evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the home of the bride’s parents, Kevin and Tracy Thurston, 1295 W. Island Rd. Morgan, UT. All well wishers are invited to please join them in case of an oversight.

 

August 4, 2011
July 28, 2011

“Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health… [blending] red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive.”

 

June 23, 2011

Bob and Karel Mae Dickson will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month. They were married June 30, 1961 in Morgan Utah.  Both Bob and Karel Mae were born and raised in Morgan. They started their family here then moved in 1970 to Vernal, Utah where they still reside.  

 

June 23, 2011

BrightSolid is a British company that is beginning to become a serious player in the online genealogical community.  They are owned by DC Thompson, a private British company who has been in the publishing industry for many years.  They entered the world of online family history with Scotland’s People.  Scotland’s People is the best online site for Scottish research.  They have great indexes and images to help with Scottish family history work.

 

June 23, 2011

 

Elder Jeremy Shaw has returned with honor from the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission.  He is the son of Bryan and Deanna Shaw.  He will be speaking in the Milton Ward on Sunday June 26th at 10:50 a.m.

 

June 23, 2011

The 2011 Morgala Days Queen is Kacee Waldron,daughter of Rex and Suzi Waldron. Kacee follows a long legacy of Morgala Days Royalty including her mom, aunts, and cousins. She expressed a special thank you to her parents, family, and friends for all the support. Kacee also received the Personality and Appearance prize.

 

June 16, 2011

ch year thousands of international students arrive in the United States to participate in a high school foreign exchange programs dedicated to helping people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. These young ambassadors will spend 5-10 months with American families and attend local high schools throughout the country. 

 

June 16, 2011

 

Obituaries are a wonderful source of information on ancestors.  The following is quoted from the FamilySearch wiki on obituaries:

An obituary is a good source for information about a person. It gives the name of the deceased and the death or burial date. It may also contain information such as the birth date, marriage date, names of parents and spouse, children, occupation, education, and the location of living family members at the time the obituary was written. Obituaries are usually printed in a newspaper or in a local history.

The following suggestions can help you locate obituaries online:

 

Obituaries are a wonderful source of information on ancestors.  The following is quoted from the FamilySearch wiki on obituaries:

June 16, 2011

 

Obituaries are a wonderful source of information on ancestors.  The following is quoted from the FamilySearch wiki on obituaries:

An obituary is a good source for information about a person. It gives the name of the deceased and the death or burial date. It may also contain information such as the birth date, marriage date, names of parents and spouse, children, occupation, education, and the location of living family members at the time the obituary was written. Obituaries are usually printed in a newspaper or in a local history.

The following suggestions can help you locate obituaries online:

 

Obituaries are a wonderful source of information on ancestors.  The following is quoted from the FamilySearch wiki on obituaries:

June 16, 2011

 

Salt Lake City -- Four white, fluffy peregrine falcon eyases (newly born falcons) are enjoying their first days of life in a nest box on the northeast corner of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

The building is just west of State Street, between South Temple and North Temple streets.

Bob Walters is excited that Salt Lake City’s famous falcon pair successfully hatched four chicks this year.  “I’m way pleased that the famous falcon pair are proud parents once again,” says Walters, Watchable Wildlife coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.

 

June 16, 2011

Salt Lake City – In response to a Weber County request, at 4 p.m. today Governor Gary R. Herbert authorized an additional $200,000 in emergency funding to further combat local flooding. Funds are to assist with the construction of a temporary access road, as well as a giant crane, trucks and steel posts, which the crane will drive into the ground, creating a metal curtain to reinforce the levee and keep the Weber River in its banks.

 

June 16, 2011

 

Dear Editor,

…and readers.  This is in response to “The Biker” letter in your 6-10-11 issue.  The letter was written to “you”, which, barring further clarification, includes everyone besides the writer, including me.  “I”, and “you”, are found guilty of a lot of indecent, unthoughtful, vile things, culminating finally in cutting the biker off and killing him.  Now I’m definitely not perfect, but I’m not all those bad things, and I’ve certainly never harmed or killed a biker.  I feel like I, and the vast majority of the “you”, have been accused, found guilty, and sentenced, without ever being known, heard, or having a fair trial. 

 

Dear Editor,

June 16, 2011

 

Elder Broc Galbraith Warner son of Wade and Jodee Warner of the Cottonwood Creek Ward, Mtn. Green will serve in the Kentucky, Louisville Spanish speaking mission.  He entered the Missionary Training  Center on June 15, 2011.

 

June 16, 2011

 

Day 1 -  Invest in a Good Pair of Shoes

You’ll run 3 days this week, starting tomorrow. Every week you’ll add half a mile to your runs, building up to 4 miles before race day. Make sure you have a reliable pair of shoes. 

 

Day 1 -  Invest in a Good Pair of Shoes

June 16, 2011

Chet and Joan Adams are pleased to announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter, Jennie Rae to Ryan Kenneth Barton. Ryan is the son of Ken and Barbara Barton and Kathi and John Gumpper of Salt Lake.

 

June 16, 2011

Kirby and Cindy Jensen are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Courtney to Bryant Inkley, son of Keven & Luann Inkley of West Jordan. They will be married Saturday, June 18, 2011 in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. All friends and family are invited to a reception held in their honor that night from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Jensen Residence.

 

June 10, 2011

Bruce and Carol Tonks of Morgan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  Family and friends are invited to attend an open house in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. June 11, 2011 in the Morgan Stake Center on 355 North 700 East in Morgan.

 

June 10, 2011

Maye Tonks Francis celebrated her 89th Birthday on May 30th. She enjoyed a special night out with her children having dinner at the Sizzler. On June 5th a celebration was held at the City Park, where a family picnic was held with her four children, eight grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. Good food was enjoyed and lots of family pictures were taken.

 

June 10, 2011

 

Vada Smith Brimley was born June 10th 1931 in Morgan, Utah.  She was born to Ines Morris and Arnold Hyrum Smith.  She married Robert (Chub) Fry Brimley on September 15th , 1951.  Vada has four children, Ernie and (Janet) Brimley, Diane Brimley Stockton, Linda and (Kevin) Beckstrom, Kyle and (Lisa) Brimley.  She is also blessed with 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Vada is a wonderful mother and grandmother.  She likes to cook for her family and enjoys working in her yard.  Vada’s heart resides in Morgan and is an active member in her community.  We Love You and wish you a Very Happy 80th  Birthday.

 

June 10, 2011

 

Garrett Porter is excited to announce the birth of his little sister, Kierra Misty Porter on May 3, 2011.  Kierra weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and 19 inches long.  Proud parents are Bronc and Misty Porter of Coalville.

Her grandparents are Wayne and Dena Judd of Coalville and Gary and Lugene Porter of Morgan.

 

June 10, 2011

This time of year tends to be an emotional rollercoaster at the school district.  We have teachers who have worked in our community for decades that have now made the decision to spend more time with families, visiting grandkids or just go fishing and such, others are being welcomed into a new career and a new community as they sign up to work for the district.  

 

June 10, 2011

Probably one of the best resources for knowing about your family, and often the least used, is your living family.  Family members don’t always have all of the genealogical information about ancestors, but what they know can help to validate or disprove theories.  Information from family members can also add color and life to ancestors and give a personal connection that, if recorded and shared, can help reveal ancestors as real individuals with real lives.

 

June 10, 2011

Probably one of the best resources for knowing about your family, and often the least used, is your living family.  Family members don’t always have all of the genealogical information about ancestors, but what they know can help to validate or disprove theories.  Information from family members can also add color and life to ancestors and give a personal connection that, if recorded and shared, can help reveal ancestors as real individuals with real lives.

 

June 10, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY—June 6, 2011: Goldenwest Credit Union was named the winner in the credit union category for the 2011 Utah Best of State Award. This is the fourth consecutive year Goldenwest has been honored with the medal in the credit union category. The Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in a vast array of industry sectors including business, entertainment, education, hospitality, retail, technology, and sports. More than 200 specific category winners have been acknowledged in this program that is dedicated to recognizing and promoting outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Utah.

 

June 10, 2011

The 56th Annual Morgan County Jr. Livestock Show was held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. 230 4-H and FFA exhibitors from Morgan County and several other counties in Utah and Wyoming showed steers, hogs and lambs.

 

June 10, 2011

 

I saw you; hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.

You didn’t see me; put an extra $10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.

I saw you; pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk.

You didn’t see me; playing Santa at the local mall.

I saw you; change your mind about going into the restaurant.

You didn’t see me; attending a meeting to raise more money for the hurricane relief.

I saw you; roll up your window and shake your head when I rode by

You didn’t see me; driving behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.

I saw you; frown at me when I smiled at your children. You didn’t see me; when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

I saw you; stare at my long hair. You didn’t see me; and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

I saw you; roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves. You didn’t see me; and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those that had none.

I saw you; look in fright at my tattoos.

You didn’t see me; cry as my children were born and having their name tattooed on my skin and in my heart.

I saw you; change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.

You didn’t see me; going home to be with my family.

I saw you; complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.

You didn’t see me; when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

I saw you; yelling at your kids in the car.

You didn’t see me; pat my child’s hands knowing he was safe behind me.

I saw you; reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road.

You didn’t see me; squeeze my wife’s leg when she told me to take the next turn.

I saw you; race down the road in the rain.

You didn’t see me; get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.

I saw you; run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.

You didn’t see me; trying to turn right.

I saw you; cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.

You didn’t see me; leave the road.

I saw you; waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.

You didn’t see me; I wasn’t there.

I saw you go home to your family.

You didn’t see me, because I died that day you cut me off.

To you I was just a biker, not a person with a family and friends.

You didn’t see me; and now they will never see me again.

Even if you don’t like us, respect our rights to ride what we choose and take a few extra seconds to be sure we are not in “your” way.

 

Neil Kilbourn

 

I saw you; hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.

June 10, 2011

Even with all the flooding, regular service projects, and with a danger from a equine herpes, the preparation for Morgala Days continues and is anticipated by the Morgan Lions Club.  Morgala Days is the most significant fund raiser for the Lions club who provides service throughout the year to the county. 

 

June 10, 2011

 

Elder Kale Watkins, son of Shayne and Collett Watkins, has completed and returned home from the Texas Lubbock Mission on June 1. He will be speaking in the Porterville Church on Sunday, June 12th at 11:00 a.m. Following his homecoming, friends and family are invited to join him at the Morgan City Park at 12:30 p.m. for lunch.

 

June 10, 2011

The following is the 7th part in a series of “The History of baseball in Morgan County”. Most of the information is taken from book by Paul Stewart called “Baseball in Morgan County: The Early years”.

 

June 10, 2011

Joshua Abplanalp, Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Kaylee Andreason, Sarah Ashby, Zoe Ashton-Korn, Rhett Ballantyne, Alisa Barnes, Annie Bateman, Jordan Bell, Emily Bingham, Elizabeth Blake, Rashel Balzzard, Katelyn Braithwaite, Dallen Brooks, Sawyer Brooks, Maddison Brough, Savanna Bryant, Tyson Butterfield, Jacob Caldwell, Mackenzie Cannon, Jessica Carter, Kayla Carter, Lauren Casper, Caylee Clark, Ellissa Clark, Sara Clark, Cosette Clemens, Britlyn Compton, Colton Cowan, Rylan Cox, Sydney Creager, Shannon Criddle, Stephanie Criddle, Gabe Davis, Tyler Dean, Laura Deru, Ashley Dickson, Matthew Dicou, Kameron Drage, Alec Edson, Christian 

 

June 10, 2011

High Honors

Joshua Abplanalp, Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Kaylee Andreason, Sarah Ashby, Zoe Ashton-Korn, Rhett Ballantyne, Alisa Barnes, Annie Bateman, Jordan Bell, Emily Bingham, Elizabeth Blake, Rashel Balzzard, Katelyn Braithwaite, Dallen Brooks, Sawyer Brooks, Maddison Brough, Savanna Bryant, Tyson Butterfield, Jacob Caldwell, Mackenzie Cannon, Jessica Carter, Kayla Carter, Lauren Casper, Caylee Clark, Ellissa Clark, Sara Clark, Cosette Clemens, Britlyn Compton, Colton Cowan, Rylan Cox, Sydney Creager, Shannon Criddle, Stephanie Criddle, Gabe Davis, Tyler Dean, Laura Deru, Ashley Dickson, Matthew Dicou, Kameron Drage, Alec Edson, Christian 

 

High Honors

 

June 10, 2011

 

Austin Cloninger receives congratulations and a certificate of appreciation from Lions Club President George Francis.  Austin organized a collection for used eyeglasses, by building and maintaining donation boxes at various business establishments, for his Eagle Scout Project.

These eyeglasses are shipped to disadvantaged people throughout the world by the Lions International Sight For Life Program. Austin is the son of Dr. John Cloninger and Cindy Cloninger.

 

June 10, 2011

Due to popular demand and a 100 inch base, for the 1st time ever Snowbasin Resort will be re-opening for weekends beginning June 11th and will remain open for as long as snow conditions allow.  Skiers and Riders will be able to upload and download on Needles Gondola to access multiple intermediate runs off of Middle Bowl Triple from 8 am to 2 pm.  Snowbasin’s General Manager said, “Maintenance scheduled for Needles Gondola has been recently completed which will allow access to the Middle Bowl Triple. Cool temperatures and a significant amount of late season snow has kept our base over 100 inches deep at mid-mountain so it only seems natural for Snowbasin to re-open on weekends.” 

 

June 10, 2011

The cooler weather a little rain over the past week has held off what might have been a much more serious flooding problem than the county is currently facing, but that is little consolation to county residents whose homes and farms are flooded.  All along Lost Creek there is flooding.  The Croydon Bridge is completely underwater. There is substantial flooding at the golf course.  There have also been mud slides in some areas of the county and roads buckling that will need repair once the flooding season is complete.

 

June 10, 2011

Morgan High School’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) would like to give a special thank you to those who donated to the blanket drive they held for the homeless shelter in Salt Lake. 

 

June 10, 2011

To make something like Operation Graduation a Success it needs help from everyone; parents, grandparents, community members, businesses and the Staff of Morgan High School. Everyone has helped to make it a success.  

 

June 10, 2011

This is Hap Fry - We live along the river across from the Clark Farm here in Morgan. I was out taking pictures of the water building up. I found out that a tree had fallen in to the river up by the High School. Herald had told me that it was a huge tree. He had heard that there were huge branches broke off and coming down the river.

 

June 10, 2011

 

Lan and Natalee LaJeunesse are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Kelsee to Nicholas James Robinson, son of Mike and Coni Robinson of Coalville.  They will be married on Saturday, June 11 at East Canyon Resort in Morgan.  All friends and family are invited to attend a celebration held that evening in their honor from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

 

June 10, 2011

 

Misti Dawn Malan, daughter of David Burton and Nikkole Pentz Malan, will be married to Brian Michael Stokes, son of Michael Gary and Shirley Fielding Stokes and Melanie Vandenbosch Stokes on June 11, 2011. A reception will be held that evening at Cobble Creek Events, 1351 Valley Drive, Ogden, Utah from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. In case of an oversight, please join them at the reception held in their honor.

 

June 7, 2011

“We had over 100 people come. I thought was quite an impressive turnout,” stated artist and gallery owner, Amy Everhart. The Grand Opening of the Rocky Mountain Fine Art Gallery on May 20th received a favorable response by art lovers and curiosity seekers. “To the best of my knowledge, this is the first established art gallery in Morgan County,” said Morgan County Historian, Linda Smith.

 

June 7, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Grant Francis to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 10, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 6.

 

 

June 7, 2011

Spring is always such a great time of year.  In education, spring signals a time for celebration.  At this time of year we celebrate the end of another successful school year, the excitement for a change of pace, and the collective pride as a group of young adults graduate and start adventures of their own.  Springtime in education is also frequently a time to say professional goodbyes to colleagues who are leaving our schools.  This spring Morgan County School District celebrates a wonderful group of staff members who have reached a pinnacle in their careers and decided to retire.  At this time of celebration and with this group of amazing educators it is certainly appropriate to reflect on what great teaching is and what makes a great teacher.

 

June 7, 2011

For Memorial Day I went on a visit to cemeteries in Morgan with one of my sons and my dad.  It was a good trip.  We visited the graves of my grandparents and great grandparents in the Enterprise Cemetery and then visited the graves of ancestors from another branch of my mother’s family in the Milton Pioneer Cemetery.  I like Memorial Day.  I enjoy the day of remembrance when we think about those who have gone before and honor those who gave their lives for us.

 

June 7, 2011

 

Elder Derick Gines, son of Max and Lynda Gines and Robbie and Korby O’Driscoll has completed his mission to Lima, Peru with honor.  He will be speaking in the Enterprise Church on Sunday, June 12 at 10:45 a.m.

 

June 7, 2011

 

Madison Bohman

June 7, 2011

Morgan resident John Haycock was arrested and booked into Weber County Jail for suspicion of sodomy on a child.  The abuse was reported to have occurred at Haycock’s home on May 13.  

 

June 7, 2011

The Morgan Storm U12 girls soccer team took 1st in their division in spring play.   Congratulations!

 

The Morgan Storm U12 girls soccer team took 1st in their division in spring play.   Congratulations!

 

June 7, 2011

Laurel M. Brewer, 89, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011.  He was born August 29, 1921 in Echo, Utah, a son of Ernest H. and Julia Ann Brewer. Dad graduated from North Summit High School in 1941.  He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad prior to enlistment in the Navy where he flew over a million miles and was a member of the Blue Raiders during World War II.  He retired from the DDO then spent years as a handyman, fishing and hunting.

 

June 7, 2011

In a letter from Governor Herbert to state employees, the Governor stated, “As you are likely aware, the Utah State Legislature’s recent action on H.B. 328 has generated a review of the State’s 4-10 hour workweek. To comply with legislative mandates and remain within budget constraints, while maintaining customer service, the State of Utah will return to operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

June 7, 2011

A story never starts in the beginning and it never ends in the end, as we say.  A story starts in the middle, because to start in the beginning of everything, well that would be quite a long story.  So, we will start in the middle.

 

June 7, 2011

Morgan’s newest business,  Bingham’s Custom Meats, is aptly named.  At each turn, owner Nathan Bingham talks about the custom service provided by his business.  Whether it is their custom crafted Boneless Baby Back Ribs, that are pre-seasoned and ready for the grill, or his bacon wrapped Kabobs he is ready to provide product tailored to his customers needs.  Bingham’s ready smile is the first clue to his passion for his business and his love of serving customers.

 

May 31, 2011

Laurel M. Brewer, 89, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011.

Friends may visit on Wed. June 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary at 45 W 200 N in Morgan and Thurs., June 2 from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Henefer Ward Chapel on Main Street in Henefer.  Funeral services will be held Thurs. at 11:00 a.m. in Henefer.  Interment in the South Morgan Cemetery with military honors.

May 27, 2011

  On May 20th the fourth graders of both Morgan and Mountain Green Elementary schools went to the county fairgrounds. They learned about different animals, plants, soil and water, branding animals, and played a few games. 

 

May 27, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Beth Turner to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 2.

 

May 27, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Don Gayle Butters to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 2.

 

May 27, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Grant Francis to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 10, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 6.

 

May 27, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Rosella Compton to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 7, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 2.

 

May 27, 2011

Flooding challenges continue in the county as record rainfall adds to already fully saturated ground.  Rainfall across the state are at record levels  and flooding is occurring all along the course of the Weber River.  

 

May 27, 2011

Throughout this past school year many of the staff at Morgan Middle School (MMS) expressed a desire to recognize those students who go above and beyond minimum expectations in relation to their behaviors and interactions with other students and adults. The vast majority of our students are polite and well-behaved in their classes and throughout the halls of MMS; however, some go out of their way to ensure that others are treated with dignity and respect. It is for these students that we have chosen to change our citizenship grading from a three-tier to a four-tier system. 

 

 

May 27, 2011

 

The council reported that the city has made the final payment on the city building.

4th of July Committee Report

The fourth of July committee reported to the council.  They reviewed the agenda of events and talked about the many hours volunteered to make the day  a success.  They asked the city for an additional donation to the event and asked for help with the electrical at the park as well as the business licensing.  The council expressed support and committed to help the committee solve the problems they are having.

 

The council reported that the city has made the final payment on the city building.

May 27, 2011

The public is invited to attend a short program held at the Enterprise Cemetery   May 30, 2011 at 2: pm.  A historical marker will be placed at the grave site of Amelia Mitchell Croft.  Historic Site Researcher for the LDS History Library in Salt Lake City, Emily Utt, will be the guest speaker.  She will give a short talk prior to the dedication of the marker

 

May 27, 2011

Lately it seems that each time I attend a conference or read through what’s happening in family history I come across articles about digital data.  I suppose it is inevitable that there should be so much focus on thi topic with all that is happening online these days.  

 

May 27, 2011

Ni How, Hola, and Bonjour!  These greetings are becoming a regular part of life for many Utah children, as Morgan County residents found out last Thursday night when Gregg Roberts from the Utah State Office of Education visited Mountain Green Elementary.  Mr. Roberts was asked to present the state’s dual immersion program to a gathering of interested residents.  

 

May 27, 2011

After a long wet spring of track meets it was not unexpected that there would be poor weather during the state meet in Provo. Friday saw rain most of the day and then some sunshine peaked its’ head through the clouds about 3:30.  But for the majority of the athletes there was rain to contend with in their performances. Saturday saw sunshine and 65 degrees.  Twenty girls qualified for the state meet and fifteen boys. Those representing the Trojans for 2011 for the girls were;  Emmalee Barajas, Rachael Johnson , Ashley Garfield , Lindsey Miles, Stephanie Criddle, Shannon Criddle, Chelsey Stegelmeier , Rebekah Elton, Taylor Weitzeil , AJ Bateman, Kelsey Henry, Megan Stapley, Megan Passey, Ali Peterson,  Kayla Jackson, Kassie Nagel,  Andrea Millburn,  Chandler Weitzeil, Rashel Blazzard,  and Laura Deru.  For the boys; Casey Evans, Rylan Cox, Josh Mines, Ethan Clark, Trevor Heath, Gabe Davis, David Glover, Kalin Johnson, Taylor Preslar, Joe Kippen, Kevin Hoffman, Travis Carter, Bridger Anderson, Kyle Stapley, and Hayden Garfield.

 

May 27, 2011

 

On May 12, 2011 Morgan High School held their annual scholarship awards night in the high school auditorium.  Over 100 students received scholarships to help them further their education beyond high school.  

The Morgan Scholarship Board was able to award over $42,000.00 in local scholarships to 42 well deserving Morgan High School seniors.  These scholarships were funded through generous donations from many local residents, businesses and the Morgan Scholarship Board.

Over 80 students received scholarships directly from institutional sources.  Many colleges and universities in the state were represented as well as several from out of the state of Utah.  In all, the class of 2011 earned over $500,000.00 in scholarships.  

Congratulations to all 2011 MHS scholarship recipients and good luck as you continue in your educational endeavors.

 

May 27, 2011

The Morgan Valley Marathon is now just 9 weeks away!! Believe it or not there is still time to prepare and train for a race and springtime is the perfect time to run and enjoy the warmer weather. Just make your goal, stay positive and get going!! Registration is still open for the marathon, half marathon and 5k.  We are offering Morgan Valley residents a family discount pass for the 5k race. (this discount is not available on line) You can pick up registration forms at Jubilee, Ace, Pocket Change or the Library. Take advantage of this great deal and involve the whole family in the 5k fun run! The Morgan County Fair is hosting a pre-race pasta dinner the night before the races which can be included in the family discount pass. There will be an expo on Friday and Saturday which will be as much fun for the kids as for the adults! The fun and excitement of Morgan’s first marathon is not solely for the runners. This is a time for everyone to enjoy!  There is much help needed to make this event a success. If you are unable to run but still want to be part of the fun…be a volunteer!  This is a great service opportunity for school and church groups also!  For more information on volunteering- Please contact Tara Low at 801-829-4560 or visit the marathon website at morganvalleymarathon.com and sign up to be a volunteer. There are many ways to become involved in this exciting event. Even if it is just coming to the finish line to support the runners! If you’ve never had the opportunity to be at the finish line of a marathon, make an effort  to come and cheer for the runners of the 1st Morgan Valley Marathon. You will not be disappointed and may just be inspired to start running and training for a marathon yourself!

 

May 27, 2011

 

Tryouts for the new 2011-2012 Morgan High School drill team were held April 14, 2011. Through a long and tiring week of clinics and hard work, the new team was selected!! The new drill team for this upcoming year will be; Seniors: Megan Jensen (President), Amanda Walker (Vice President), Kelli Pringle (Secretary), Kylie Sorensen (Drill Mistress), Jayd Jacobson (Asst. Drill Mistress), Breann Jorgensen (Historian), and Taylor Mecham (Advertising). Juniors: Cheridyn Prochnow, Morgan Streadbeck, Karlee Stokes, Mikaela Garner, and Ayana VanCampen. Sophomores: Sarah Nye, Erika Fairbanks, Shaylee Ewing, and Kelsie Canon. Freshman: Alexis Jensen, Nocona Campbell, Daryion Stuart, and Sadie Siebert. These girls are looking forward to a fun and exciting year. They plan to work extra hard starting with their first practice on May 3, to reach their goal of taking Region once again, participate at state, and to travel to Nationals in March. Congratulations to the new team and good luck in the upcoming year!

 

May 27, 2011

Don left the love of his life Shirley “Liz” Hammons Creager to join his parents Lester and Alta Richins Creager on May 19, 2011.  He died of a massive heart attack at McKay Dee Hospital.

 

May 27, 2011

Our precious little special “daughter” Sandra Elaine Hood, entered the presence of her Heavenly Father Sunday, May 22, 2011.  We know she was received in All Glory as she was a pure and chosen spirit.  She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on May 17, 1963.  She first came into our lives June, 1991, and shortly thereafter came to live with us permanently.  She was born with many afflictions and handicaps which made life a struggle for her.  And as we question why some are bound to remain children all their mortal life we must acknowledge that her bubbly, joyous personality enhanced our family in immeasurable ways.  Sandy brought laughter and happiness with her and brightened our home with her goodness.   We are grateful for the blessing of knowing her and having her as part of our circle.  As she slipped through the veil to the next exciting chapter of her existence, she took with her a big part of our hearts.

 

May 27, 2011

Go to virtually any community event, turn around, and there will be Jerry Pierce.  Pierce volunteers his services for nearly every event in the county.  Last year Pierce volunteered at the Fair, Relay for Life, the Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas on Commercial Street, and six Juvinile Diabetes events.  Pierce has also been a volunteer EMT for the last fourteen years.  “I was surprised by the honor.  I love what I do.  I love being able to give to the community,” said Pierce.

 

May 27, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

May 15th thru May 21st, with a total of 142 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

May 27, 2011

 

It was held on the first week in September when farm crops had time to mature.  There was a large area on the Southwest end of the exhibit building to display farm crop exhibits.  Entries were mostly cabbage, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, wheat, and other garden vegetables for farmers and gardeners.  

 

 

May 27, 2011

On March 4, 2011, Stoddard Ward Troop 246 held an Eagle Court of Honor for the following individuals:  Ned McFarlane, son of Joe and Britt McFarlane, Ethan Porter son of Brian and Janine Porter, Wade Schmid son of Mark and Cheryl Schmid, Travis Searle son of Ken and Jill Searle, and Hunter Willis son of Chad and Jen Willis.  

 

May 27, 2011

 

Mike and Teresa Shope, along with Scott Enlow are excited to announce the marriage of their son Thomas Grant Enlow to Danielle Lee Furlong, Daughter of Jeff and Kathy Furlong from Honeyville Utah.

They will be married in the Bountiful Temple on Wednesday June 1st, 2011.

 

May 27, 2011

 

Rodney Jones always thought that England was not where he belonged.  He was the only black kid in his school.  He was an only child.  And worst his dad had died in a terrifying car wreak two months ago. 

His dad always used to tell him about his grandfather hand how he had been lost in combat in World War II.  He had been fighting Germany.

 

May 23, 2011

 

Janice Elaine Heizer was born May 16th 1931 at Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT to Elizabeth Mae Divett and Edwin F. Heizer. She married Don Ely Durrant in the Salt Lake Temple on June 26th 1952. Janice graduated from Weber Junior College in Ogden as well as Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She taught school for 36 years. Some of the places she taught included Houston, Texas, Anchorage Alaska, Prattville Alabama, Ogden and Morgan Utah. Janice has 3 sons, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. We love you and wish you a Happy Birthday!

 

May 23, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Grant Paskett to celebrate his 94th birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 20, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by May 18.

 

May 23, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Beth Turner to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 2.

 

May 23, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Don Gayle Butters to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 2.

 

May 23, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Mary Louise Walker to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 2, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by May 31.

 

May 23, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Paul Stuart to celebrate his birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 2, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by May 31.

 

May 23, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of Rosella Compton to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 7, at Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by June 2.

 

May 23, 2011

When school is dismissed on May 26th, families look forward to a summer of swimming, camping, baseball, and various summer activities.  Many families still include reading as an important and pleasant summer activity.  We as educators know the importance of summer reading and here are some specifics to encourage the enjoyment of reading during your child’s summer vacation.

 

May 23, 2011

On Tuesday May 3rd the FFA held their annual Banquet. The teams that competed in many different events, such as horse judging, farm business, and agriculture mechanics were recognized for their efforts. The Morgan FFA has received sweepstakes 19 years in a row. This award is for the chapter that has a team for each contest and scores well in each event. All of our teams have helped us to win this award.

 

May 23, 2011

On April 29-30, five Morgan FFA members competed in the Utah Envirothon at the Bear River Bird Refuge. The members of the Envirothon team were the following: Nate Buchanan, Isaac Cannon, Danielle Morgan, Megan Stapley, Brittney Visage, and Megan Haslam as their coach.   

 

May 23, 2011

Last week was the National Genealogical Society  Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.  One of the speakers reviewed the history of the Hunley.  The Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship.  Unfortunately, her crew also died.  It was a confederate ship.  It was one of the first ships to use a screw propeller instead of a paddle wheel and it was powered by a crew that manually turned a crankshaft to drive the propeller.

 

May 23, 2011

The flooding situation has been holding steady although the continuous rain will create additional problems in the days ahead.  The current problems are the bridge in Croydon near the Holcim Cement Plant that keeps flooding over the road. The county is keeping it under control by removing debris that is getting stuck in the bridge. 

 

May 23, 2011

Four members of the Morgan Girls Golf team traveled to the Mountain View Golf Course in Salt Lake City last Wednesday for the 3A Girls Golf State Championship. After 18 holes of golf in favorable conditions, the team placed 11th in the final standings.  Based on scoring throughout the year, the following golfers played in the State tournament.  Senior Emili Ballantyne; juniors Camille Wheatley, Danielle Rice, and sophomore Kinzee Dawson.  Leading the way for Morgan was Emili with a round of 98.  Next up for Morgan was Kinzee with a round of 111.  Rounding out the scoring for Morgan were Danielle and Camille with a 117.  Many thanks to Dick Apedaile and Dennis Peterson for their coaching and the time they spent with these girls.  With several underclassmen playing prominent roles, the golf team is setting up to be very good in the coming years. 

 

May 23, 2011

As preparations are being finalized for the annual Relay for Life event, the children of our community are leading the way as they participate in activities to raise funds for the fight against cancer.

 

May 23, 2011

 

Nick Wilde, son of Jamie and Dana Wilde, has been called to serve in the Washington, Tacoma Spanish Speaking Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He will speak at the Rock Church on Sunday, May 22nd at 11:00 a.m. He enters the MTC on June 1st.

 

May 23, 2011

Finally blue skies and sunshine greeted the Region 11 track athletes as they met, May 11-12, at Ben Lomond High School to battle for the Track and Field Championship.  It has been several years since region was held at Ben Lomond, but with the new surface on their track and adjustments made to some of their field event areas, they were ready to host the big meet.

 

May 23, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

May 8th thru May 14th, with a total of 147 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

May 23, 2011

Congratulations to our MHS Drama program for repeating as Region 11 Champions (back to back) and also 2011 State Champions.  Although no trophies were handed out, most of our students qualified for state with a superior rating.  Special recognition also goes to Jacob Fresques for receiving the National Musical and Theater award; and to Mr. Adam Slee for being voted Drama Director of the Year.

 

May 23, 2011

A long time ago there was a cowboy named Wyatt Earp.  He lived alone in a cave.  Everybody thought he was crazy because he believed in the spirit of the west.  The mayor didn’t like Wyatt because he lived in a cave and was poor.  He didn’t realize what a great cowboy he was.  The mayor decided he can’t go to the party.

 

May 14, 2011

The Morgan City Council unveiled its 2011 budget in council meeting on Tuesday and it contained plans to eliminate the city Justice Court.  The city has had preliminary discussions with the county for them to provide this function.

 

May 14, 2011

Mayor Egbert reported to the city council on Tuesday that the city is taking action to prepare for potential flooding.  The city contracted with Mecham Brothers to clean the canal near the home of Susan Ralston and also built a dike to try to keep her home from flooding.  The also have placed sand bags in other locations.

 

May 14, 2011

On Tuesday former county council administrator Garth Day appeared in Federal Court and plead not guilty to six federal counts.  Day made his first appearance in federal court before Judge Sam Alba.

 

May 14, 2011

Last week an editorial commentary was submitted labeling the Morgan County Airport as a “heavily subsidized” burden on the taxpayers, and a “ridiculous” use of funds for something used by a minority of the county residents.  While everyone is entitled to an opinion and has a right to voice it, a little more research and thought regarding the issues will often alter one’s point of view:

 

May 14, 2011

On May 6, the Morgan  Elementary Kindergarten students took a field trip to Diamond D Ranch.  Our FFA members  got to help them  learned about horses, cows, baby animals, crops, roping, barrel racing, Keyhole and Goat Tying. 

 

May 14, 2011

The Latter-day Saint Cherokee Family based in Milton, Utah celebrated their 20th year of organization this last week end.   They started with ninty people coming from all over the United States for the occasion by having a special “all day” experience at the Salt Lake City, Temple, with special speakers from the Temple Presidency, and  doing temple work for their Cherokee ancestors.   Saturday, they met at the Milton, Utah, LDS Ward Chapel for an all day celebration, with several  national speakers and an elaborate Cherokee Feast.   The Latter-day Saint speakers each spoke for one hour on:

 

May 14, 2011

On May 6 and 7,  Trojan Track athletes loaded the bus and made the annual trip to the BYU Invitational.  This was the 101 year of the meet.  To get to BYU athletes have to meet certain qualifying standards set by the invitational. It is always a great place to be and this year the weather was warm and inviting.  Many PR (personal records) were attained and the weather could have contributed to the good performances. This was the warmest track meet of the year and a welcome change from the 40 degree rainy, cold,  meets of March and April.

 

May 14, 2011

Morgan Empowered provided a program last Thursday at the high school where they presented ideas for activities for kids this summer.  The program began with a story teller who provided entertainment and education.  His style was engaging and entertaining and his messages gave good food for thought.

 

May 14, 2011

On Saturday April 30, the track teams attending the Morgan High “Pocket Change” Invitational found snow laying on the field and one inch of snow in the stands.   But some blue sky and sunshine was also a welcome guest.  Everyone pitched in with snow shovels and cleared the stands and the throwing areas of the snow and the thirteen teams that made the trip began the days competition.  

 

May 14, 2011

Morgan Middle School took ten 7th graders and ten 8th graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  All 20 students scored in the top 50% of those participating in the state competition.  Special congratulations are given to Jenna Carter, Elizabeth Preslar, Shad Boswell, Elizabeth Peterson, Courtney Fairbourn, Dietrich Streuber, and Daryion Stuart for scoring in the top 25%.  Our students did great considering we were competing with all schools participating this year no matter their size. 

 

May 14, 2011

 

May 23, 1944-May 10, 2011

 

NORTH OGDEN – In the early hours of May 10, 2011, an angel slipped quietly and peacefully back into the arms of a loving Father in Heaven.

Joan Durrant Ferrin was born in Morgan, Utah on May 23, 1944. She attended Morgan High School where she was drum majorette, played the flute, and served as the diary princess. It is also where she met the boy who for nearly 50 years, would affectionately call her “My Sweetheart.”

 

May 23, 1944-May 10, 2011

May 14, 2011

MORGAN – Lila Thomas Marchant Christiansen, 87, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the home of her daughter Marilyn in Manti, Utah.  She rejoined her beloved husband Rellus after 49 years. 

 

May 14, 2011

onday, May 16  “Annie” will be the play at the Plaza Playhouse.  Group leaving center at 4:45 p.m..  If you would like to join, please call the center at (801) 845-4040.  Mary Kaye Campbell as volunteer driver.

 

 

May 14, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 1 thru May 7, with a total of 153 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 1 thru May 7, with a total of 153 calls:

May 14, 2011

A surprising number of Morgan School District employees are going to join the ranks of the retired this year.  Ten of our stalwart members have decided it’s time to move on to future endeavors and adventures.

 

May 14, 2011

 

Sinclair

By W. Ford Porter

Age 10

 

 

Beep, Beep, Beep! Rex woke up sweating from his now normal nightmare.  His parents and he has been driving down a three lane highway at 10 o’clock at night. His Dad was driving and a drunk driver in a semi swerved towards their car.  Dad swerved a little to the left.  Another truck driver appeared on the left and swerved into their car also.  Dad swerved to the middle lane now. As his Dad slowed, so did the other trucks.  At the same time both drivers swerved to the center smashing the car between the pick up and the semi.  Rex remembered looking up, seeing one gigantic boulder coming down the mountain. As Rex glanced to the semi driver he thought he saw the driver turn to smoke and drift out the window. Looking at the other driver, he too turned to vapor and was gone.  That was the last thing Rex saw before the boulder came crashing down, killing his parents and taking his left leg for life.  The only difference between this dream and the others was this one had happened on year ago in Rex’s real life and it hadn’t stopped since. 

 

Sinclair

By W. Ford Porter

May 7, 2011

Danielle Morgan, a 201 1 graduate of Morgan High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Barber Brothers Ford and Ford Motor Company. Morgan’s parents are Jason Morgan and Rhonda Morgan of Morgan, Morgan plans to study at Weber State University.

 

May 7, 2011

Summer months for children need to be a time for relaxation, fun, learning the attributes of work, and of course no school. It can also be a time when reading skills are lost if students do not participate to a small extent in summer reading programs.  

 

May 7, 2011

Jason Clark, the son of Brent and Cindy Clark of Morgan has been selected as the Valedictorian for the College of Agriculture at Utah State University. Jason grew up in Morgan, Utah helping out on their family’s dairy farm.  

 

May 7, 2011

Morgan played Grantsville at home on May 4 2011.  The Lady Trojan’s played hard against the Cowboys.  The first inning neither teams scored and in the second inning Grantsville got two runs in and three runs in the third inning.  

 

May 6, 2011

 

Ellen Mamanakis celebrated her 87th birthday on Thursday.

She was born on May 5, 1924, in Huntington, Utah. Ellen is the first of six children of Elbert and Velma Nelson.  She was raised in Ferron, Utah  and was in the first graduating class of Emery High.  

 

Ellen Mamanakis celebrated her 87th birthday on Thursday.

May 6, 2011

It would not be spring in Morgan without the welcoming music of the Morgan Community Choir.  The music be the choir at springtime is a harbinger of the warmth to come and this year was no exception.  Lead by director Lois Manning the choir performed numbers both traditional and contemporary.  Their opening numbers included selections from Rogers and Hammerstein as well as selections celebrating the gifts of God.  

 

May 6, 2011

Tuesday, May 10 Group leaving for temple at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 3:00.  Plan on lunch as usual.  Vaughn Larsen will be your volunteer driver and please call Emma Lou Bell to let her know if you are going.  

 

May 6, 2011

Tuesday, May 10 Group leaving for temple at 8:30 a.m. and returning around 3:00.  Plan on lunch as usual.  Vaughn Larsen will be your volunteer driver and please call Emma Lou Bell to let her know if you are going.  

 

May 6, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 24 thru April 30, with a total of 121 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 24 thru April 30, with a total of 121 calls:

May 6, 2011

On Saturday, May 14th, Utah’s letter carriers will be doing more than delivering the mail. They will collect food on their routes to feed the hungry in their communities. May 14 is the annual letter carriers food drive across America.

 

May 6, 2011

Glen and Christine Hunsaker are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Melissa Hunsaker to Joshua Prisbrey, son of Michael and Marijeanne Carter and Scott and Karen Prisbrey of Cedar City.

 

May 6, 2011

Caleb Porter, son of Byron and Jeanenne Porter of Morgan, and Michelle Stark, daughter of Richard and Katherine Start of West Point, Utah, were married on Saturday, April 30, 2011 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. 

 

May 6, 2011

he year is 1891, place London, the time is 11:59 P.M.  The streets were empty except for a middle-aged man walking hurriedly down the street.  He stopped at an intersection, straitened his trench coat, took a deep breath and walked forward.  “Did you bring it?” said a deep icy voice from the shadows. “Ye…Yes.” the man stammered, pulling a package from his trench coat.  He set it on the ground, backed away and bowed.  “You have served me faithfully.” The voice said.  And as he said it a hand reached out.

 

By:  Tyler Payne

May 6, 2011

he year is 1891, place London, the time is 11:59 P.M.  The streets were empty except for a middle-aged man walking hurriedly down the street.  He stopped at an intersection, straitened his trench coat, took a deep breath and walked forward.  “Did you bring it?” said a deep icy voice from the shadows. “Ye…Yes.” the man stammered, pulling a package from his trench coat.  He set it on the ground, backed away and bowed.  “You have served me faithfully.” The voice said.  And as he said it a hand reached out.

 

By:  Tyler Payne

April 28, 2011

Despite the weather, this spring has given us many things to celebrate at MHS.  Sterling Scholars, spring activities, and various other endeavors have involved students, parents, and other community members in worthwhile educational and extracurricular activities.  Our band, choir, and drama students have all competed and represented our school very well. They won several honors in their various competitions and have set the bar for future students and schools throughout our state.  

 

By Morgan High Principal Wade T. Murdock

April 28, 2011

 

Emily Wilde and Chandler Weitzel presented to the Morgan City Council and requested that the city support the Morgan High School Cheerleaders by purchasing the placement of flags for the major holidays.  The city has supported this fund raiser in the past.  The council approved the donation unanimously and purchase the services from the cheerleaders for eight flags. 

 

April 28, 2011

This Saturday, April 30, will be the fourth annual Morgan High School Track and Field State Qualifying Invitational.  Fourteen teams from the Northern Utah area will be attending the meet that begins at 9:00 a.m. and will run until approximately 4:00 p.m..  The meet is again sponsored by Julie Duerden, owner of “Pocket Change”, our local dollar store in Morgan.  At a state qualifying track meet , athletes whose times or marks reach those set by the state of Utah are then qualified to participate in the State Track Championships held on May  20-21 in Provo.

 

April 28, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 17  thru April 23, with a total of 123 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 17  thru April 23, with a total of 123 calls:

April 28, 2011

Snowbasin, Utah.— Snowbasin Resort is holding two Open Houses on May 24th and May 25th, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with a presentation both nights at 5:30pm to allow the public the opportunity to view the proposed master plan for the 8,100 acres located in Morgan County. Tuesday, May 24th will take place in Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin, and Wednesday, May 25th will take place at the Morgan County Council Chambers at 48 West Young Street in Morgan City. Members of the design team and Snowbasin Resort owner and manager representatives will be on hand to answer questions and explain the elements of the master plan.

 

April 28, 2011

The Utah Sons of the Pioneers hosted the Patriarch of the Europe East Area , Tom Rogers, at their luncheon last week.  Rogers has a BA in international relations from the University of  Utah,  a B.A.  in language and literature from Yale, and a PHD in Russian language and literature from Georgetown University.  He taught as assistant professor of Russian at Harvard, associate Professor of Russian at the U of U, and professor of Russian at BYU.  He also taught at BYU China.  

 

April 28, 2011

The Utah Sons of the Pioneers hosted the Patriarch of the Europe East Area , Tom Rogers, at their luncheon last week.  Rogers has a BA in international relations from the University of  Utah,  a B.A.  in language and literature from Yale, and a PHD in Russian language and literature from Georgetown University.  He taught as assistant professor of Russian at Harvard, associate Professor of Russian at the U of U, and professor of Russian at BYU.  He also taught at BYU China.  

 

April 28, 2011

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists and truckers using Interstate 84, as well as local residents in eastern Morgan County, that work will begin on a project to replace the roadway decks of the I-84 bridges over the Union Pacific Railroad at Taggart, Morgan County, beginning this week.

 

April 28, 2011

Mike and Tara Creager are excited to announce the marriage of their daughter McKinzie Laurel Creager to her high school sweetheart, David George Enlow, son of Mike and Teresa Shope and Scott Enlow.  

 

April 26, 2011

Wendy Mudrow Nelson also known (on stage & album) as Lantern Lane has hopped on the bandwagon taking her talents on the road, to share her music and raise funds for our soldiers serving in Iraq.

 

April 26, 2011

 

The Family Tree Assisted Living Center would like to invite the family and friends of Alice Preece to celebrate her birthday. We will celebrate from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 6, 2011, at the Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by May 2.

 

April 26, 2011

Clifton Jenkins was born 28 April, 1931 in the “South Davis Ward,” Utah...the only public building within seven miles was the ward house.  He attended school in Roosevelt, Ballard, Naples and Myton.  Jenkins left high school at the age of seventeen to join the Navy.  

 

April 26, 2011

Although it is hard to believe, this school year is almost over. We are already starting to budget, hire, and plan for next school year.  As our children transition from grade to grade, new concerns arise about the challenges a new school year may bring.  For parents of students who struggle with aspects of the learning process, those concerns may become more apparent as students transition into new schools or developmental phases.  

 

April 26, 2011

“Oh the weather outside is frightful...”  The Morgan Community Choir presents its 12th Annual Spring Concert on Monday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Morgan High School.  Even it if it is snowing!  

 

April 26, 2011

In council meeting Member Ned Mecham came out swinging against the animal control building.  Mecham said, “I have talked to people from both ends of this county.  The only ones I hear that are excited about this building is on the county council.  I haven’t talked to one person in this county that think it’s a great idea for the county to go more in debt.  Last year we went one and a half million for the road bond and this is another $600,000 that has been approved for a building for twenty five years.  I haven’t talked to anyone that thinks that this county going into debt is a good thing.  I know if this is put on the ballot, I know that the county would defeat it and I know our budget this year.  I know that the road department is a mess and is going to need to take money out of the general fund.  I know that our Sheriff’s department is going to need money out of the general fund…I know we are going to need more money for the school resource officer.  I know that diesel now is up 30-35% and I know gasoline is up 30-35% which is going to take a lot more money for fuel out of our general fund.  I think it is a disservice to citizens of this county to go further in debt…”

 

April 26, 2011

 

The Lady Trojan’s traveled to Grantsville on Friday to play the Cowboys.  Morgan held Grantsville to 0 to 3 until the fourth inning when errors over took the Lady Trojan’s and the Lady Cowboy’s soared to a 10-0 victory defeating the Lady Trojan’s.  Shay Hatch Senior hit a line drive down the third baseline getting a double for Morgan, but wasn’t able to make it home.  Whitney Titus also hit a double, but was unable to score.   The Trojan’s had some great defensive plays, but just couldn’t get there bats’ working offensively.  

 

April 26, 2011

Now that the Morgan County Government is less corrupt there are a few things I think need to be looked at.

 

Now that the Morgan County Government is less corrupt there are a few things I think need to be looked at.

April 26, 2011

Elizabeth Ann Dicou, daughter of Brent and Laylene Dicou and the late Trishelle Dicou, has been called to serve in the New Jersey Morristown mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

April 26, 2011

The following is the 5th part in a series of “The History of baseball in Morgan County”. Most of the information is taken from book by Paul Stewart called “Baseball in Morgan County: The Early years”. The only exception was the April Fools day edition that was from the mind of the author.

 

April 26, 2011

This past September, the Utah State Horse 4-H program held their annual Individual State Finals horse show at the Equestrian Park in South Jordan. Approximately 250 4-H members traveled from all over the state to compete for top prizes and awards.  The show was held over a two day period with the written test and judged events being completed on Friday, September 17 and all the timed events being held on Saturday September 18.  

 

April 26, 2011

The sun finally came out long enough for Morgan to play softball at Juan Diego on Tuesday 19th April 2011.  The Lady Trojan’s played tough defense through the third inning keeping the score 0 to 0.  When the Eagles took advantage of the Trojan’s errors, and got one run in the fourth inning, four in the fifth inning and two in the sixth inning.

 

April 26, 2011

On an annual basis, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers will add one or two names to our beautiful “Early Morgan Pioneer” Monument located at the entrance of the Morgan City Riverside Park.  The Sons of Utah Pioneer Monument Committee will select one or two names to be submitted to appropriate City and County Offices for Final Approval. 

 

April 26, 2011

The family of Seth Harvey Schick wishes to express our sincere appreciation for the outpourning of love and support during his illness and passing. The expressions of sympathy and love will always be remembered and cherished. 

 

April 26, 2011

 

Dear Morgan County News,

Thanks so much for the support you always give us with the special needs issues in our county. 

 

Dear Morgan County News,

April 15, 2011

April 6 was a little relief from the snow and rain that has been plaguing spring sports at Morgan High,  and was a pleasant break to have no bad weather other than a wind that seemed to blow continually, for the afternoon of track competition in a tri-meet at Bear River. 

 

April 15, 2011

Back row left to right:  Bryan Porter, Bryan Smith, Keaton Cox, Boman Caldwell, Jacob Caldwell, Cameron Thompson, Colton Carter, Josh Abplanalp, Kade Loveridge, Cole Wilkinson, Morgan Kotter, Sam Wakeham. 

 

April 15, 2011

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  Wars are always significant for genealogists.  They create many new records.  In the United States, wars create draft, pay, enlistment, discharge, and pension records, just to name a few.  The Civil War is no exception and there are a wealth of records in which your ancestral information may be found if they were living in the United States at the time.

 

April 15, 2011

On Friday, April  22, 2011, Kailey Freed will graduate from Weber State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.  She is the daughter of Paul and Kindra Freed and was a former graduate of Morgan High School class of 2005.  

 

April 15, 2011

The fourth grade students at Mountain Green Elementary were involved in an “I Love Utah” history fair, Friday, April 1, 2011.  The Utah State Core Curriculum requires that fourth graders study Utah History.  Those subjects studied have been:  Dinosaurs, Mining, Native Americans, Mountain Men, Railroad, Government, and Utah today.  

 

April 15, 2011

The Lady Trojan’s played Bear River for their first home regional softball game on Tuesday April 5 2011, at Morgan.  The Bears gained a 7 to 0 lead in the first three innings.  The Trojan’s tried to turn the game around in the fourth inning, but was only able to bring in one run.  Shay Hatch was 2 for 3, Amiee Sowder had a double with one RBI and was 1 for 2, Raqeal Jensen had a double, Whitney Titus was 1 for 2 and Brook Pierce was also 1 for 2 and was the only one that scored this game.  Morgan only had six hits this game, but continued to battle, but unfortunately Morgan could never recover and Bear River won 16 to 1

April 15, 2011

 

Cheryl Margaret Weidemaier Greszler passed away on April 12, 2011, of natural causes.

She was born in April 1950 and spent her happiest moments in the beautiful Morgan Valley.

 

Cheryl Margaret Weidemaier Greszler passed away on April 12, 2011, of natural causes.

April 15, 2011

 

Seth Harvey Schick, age 74, passed away April 6, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on June 8, 1936 in Kaysville, Utah to George and Ruth Schick. 

Seth graduated from Utah State with his Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics (Land Resource Management).  He owned and operated Schick International for 41 years.

He married the love of his life, Karren Hodgson, on September 2, 1960 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and they enjoyed 50 years of marriage.  Together they have four children: Jeff, Scott, Daranee and Alison.

 

Seth Harvey Schick, age 74, passed away April 6, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.

April 15, 2011

In the early years of baseball in Morgan County almost all of the communities had teams. One such team was from North Morgan. I don’t think there is a parent who doesn’t like to watch their son or daughter play sports. Can you imagine an entire team comprised of 10 of your boys? The North Morgan team were all the sons  of the LDS Stake President Daniel Heiner. His sons were Sylvester, Brent, Charlie, Henry, Roswell, Hamner, John, Moroni, George and Heber. Apparently none of his boys could throw hard or straight enough because they had to bring in Thomas Fry and Arthur Francis Jr. and another young man from Ogden to fill the position. 

By Bill Ross

 

April 15, 2011

Monday, April 18 - 55 Alive Class  from 9 a.m. until 1:00.  Participate in this informative class for four hours with Marie Nye as teacher and receive anywhere from a 3% to 7% discount on your automobile insurance for three years.  You will be amazed at how many ways you can improve your driving skills!  If you are a member of AARP cost is $12.00 with card.  Non-members are $14.00.

 

April 15, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 3 thru April 9, with a total of 172 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for April 3 thru April 9, with a total of 172 calls:

April 12, 2011

 

y Renn Hoopes

MHS Assistant Principal / Athletic Director

 

All members of the Utah High School Activities Association have taken on the task of educating our entire school communities with the Raise the Bar program.  

 

By Renn Hoopes

April 12, 2011

It may be jumping the gun to write about it, but this last week was an exciting milestone.  It is now less than one year before the 1940 US Census will be released.  For the first time NARA (the National Archives and Records Administration) will be releasing a digitized version of the census at their facility on the day the census is released, April 2, 2012.

 

April 12, 2011

n these troubled times, people are hurting. Individuals and families, who only months ago felt like they were doing okay…today hang on by threads.  Those who were already at risk face even greater hardships, harder choices.

 

April 12, 2011

 

Monday, April 11 Quilters and anyone else who would like to go can travel to Salt Lake City for shopping at “Wimpole Street”.  Lunch is wherever everyone decides to stop.  Doris Thurgood will be your hostess and volunteer driver.  Please call the center for details.

Wednesday, April 13 - At 12:15 Karyl Chase will be here to talk about Senior Companions and what a vital resource they  and other volunteers are for our communities.  There will also be a few surprises available to our wonderful volunteers.

 

 

April 12, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 27 thru April 2, with a total of 189 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 27 thru April 2, with a total of 189 calls:

April 12, 2011

 

he Morgan High softball season has been rather slow this year due to the weather.  

The Lady Trojan’s have missed five of their pre-season games and one JV tournament, but they didn’t let the snow we received on Sunday stop them this time.  

 

The Morgan High softball season has been rather slow this year due to the weather.  

April 2, 2011

Our school system has a dedicated and devoted group of citizens leading the Morgan Education Foundation.  These men and women give of their time and talents to serve the students of our schools. Trustees include:  Kelly Wright, Scott Deru, David Alexander, Bruce Galbraith, Daren Peterson, Becky Weeks, Diana Olsen, Deanne Johnson, Jerry Peterson, Melanie Moore, Scott Duncan, and Jennie Earl.

 

April 2, 2011

In a move hailed by open government advocates and press organizations statewide the Utah Legislature repealed HB477.  This bill, passed at the close of the previous legislative session,  would have reduced the ability for the public to gain access to government records under the Government Records Access and Management Act.

 

April 2, 2011

Devil’s Slide - The Morgan Education Foundation is happy to announce that funds are already beginning to be received for the Trojan Century Center.  Holcim Cement has graciously donated powder for the concrete in both the Center and the new transportation facility.  Plant Manager Keith Krugh indicates this will be a considerable savings to the district.  

 

April 2, 2011

The Lady Trojans traveled to St George last Thursday and played a softball tournament over the weekend.  The girls came out ready to play, but looked a little rusty due to weather conditions at home.  The Trojans have been practicing every day, but have not been able to practice on their field due to the snow and rain.   

 

April 2, 2011

 

By Bill Ross

 

As I mentioned in last weeks article baseball gradually made its way west in the late 1800’s. The Cincinnati Red Stockings went on a tour of the western United States and played exhibition games. As a result of these games many people were introduced to the sport of baseball.

By Bill Ross

 

April 2, 2011

Operation Graduation has committed $12,000 towards the construction of the Trojan Century Center.  The announcement was made by co-chairs Denny and Lucinda Andersen following a meeting with this year’s committee.  

 

April 2, 2011

 

Tuesday, April 5th - Shopping trip to Ogden immediately after lunch.  Call for reservations.

 

 

April 2, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 20 thru March 26, with a total of 173 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 20 thru March 26, with a total of 173 calls:

March 26, 2011

 

By Robert Kilmer, Career and Technology Education Director

Throughout the year you can open the newspaper and read about the athletic accomplishments of Morgan High Students.  Morgan has a reputation around the state of being one of the most competitive schools in the state. Very seldom do I go to a meeting around the state when someone does not comment on Morgan High’s accomplishments on the playing field. Many of our athletic programs can and do compete with schools three to four times our size. The students are amazing and have shown over the years a dedication and work ethic that is unsurpassed by other schools in the state.  What you don’t see as often are the accomplishments of the students, athletes, and clubs in the classroom or in educational competitions. While these competitions don’t usually make headlines in the newspapers they still demonstrate the work ethic and accomplishments of Morgan’s students. 

 

By Robert Kilmer, Career and Technology Education Director

March 26, 2011

Morgan City is continuing its unflagging support for businesses who are willing to invest in Commercial Street and help bring the street back to life.  The latest to step in and invest in Commercial Street is Morgan Physical Therapy.  The business purchased the old Variety Store and is now in process of remodeling the building for their use.  The city enticed the business, in part, by holding out the possibility of incentives.  

 

March 26, 2011

 

Tuesday, March 29

The Foot Clinic has been changed from our usual 4th Tuesday to March 29th instead.  If you already have appointments, you will receive a call from the center; however, if you need to make an appointment, call 801-845-4040.

 

Tuesday, March 29

March 26, 2011

011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 13 thru March 19, with a total of 203 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 13 thru March 19, with a total of 203 calls:

March 26, 2011

 

The Lady Trojans traveled to St.. George last Thursday and played a softball tournament over the weekend.

March 26, 2011

 all the people that came to help us out here in little old Peterson, “Thank You”.  I have 

 

March 26, 2011

 

After much searching, some near misses and a brush or two with disaster, Megan and Reid quit looking and resigned themselves to lives of lonely desperation. A few days later they found each other. And just in the nick of time, as Reid, in a fit of bravery, had joined the Army and had only two weeks to sweep Megan off her feet. Well swept. 

Megan and Reid are to be married April 2, at the Riter Mansion in Logan. They invite any and all they may have overlooked to join them in the celebration. 

 

March 21, 2011

 

By Melinda Savage

 

“There were approximately 100 visitors to the County Library that day,” replied Morgan County Librarian, Valerie Hancock.  She was reporting on the response to having a  popular guest who had been invited to speak there last week.  The extremely popular LDS author and speaker, Jon Bytheway was enthusiastically received when he spoke to the crowd last Friday.    

 

By Melinda Savage

 

March 21, 2011

To the young lady’s and young men of Morgan High basketball teams.  You did not win the state championships, but you are still number one, the greatest and most respectful young adults and it was great being able to watch you play.  

 

March 21, 2011

 

Dear Editor:

The Morgan High School’s Junior Prom last week was a grand success.  We can all be proud of our student body who considered dates and royalty for less likely candidates.  

 

Dear Editor:

March 21, 2011

 

Morgan Elementary School students and staff celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading and logging 363,304 total minutes in the month of February, a new school record!  Pictured are Mrs. Sommers’ 4th grade class who won the classroom contest reading a combined 22,103 minutes earning Mrs. Sommers a Barnes & Noble gift certificate.

 

March 21, 2011

 

1925 ~ 2011

 After several years of deteriorating health, Don Robert Dickson died on March 2 at the Utah State Veterans Nursing Home. 

 

1925 ~ 2011

March 21, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 6  thru March 12, with a total of 125 calls:

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for March 6  thru March 12, with a total of 125 calls:

March 21, 2011

It was a night for sparks to fly again as parks were once again on the agenda at Morgan County Council.  

 

It was a night for sparks to fly again as parks were once again on the agenda at Morgan County Council.  

March 12, 2011

 

Happy 50th Birthday to Marian Brooks Stock.  A Surprise Birthday Party was given to Marian by her husband, Duane and daughters Jennifer and Nicole on Saturday,  March 5 to celebrate her birthday with family and friends at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.

 

March 12, 2011

 

By Tom McFarland – MGES Principal

 

In the next few months teachers throughout the Morgan School District will be participating in statewide academy classes learning about the implementation of the new Utah State Common Core Educational Standards.  

 

By Tom McFarland – MGES Principal

March 12, 2011

 

Morgan City has reached agreement with the DATC to establish the entrepreneurial center in Morgan.  

March 12, 2011

 The school board received a request to start a debate club, but approved a debate team on Tuesday.  The high school saw this as a first step to determine if there was sufficient interest to form a team.  

 

March 12, 2011

It has been more than three years ago that access to Ancestry.com was removed from family history centers.  Removed might nit be the correct wording since some of the resources of the site continued to be available, but it felt as though it was being removed.  Many of the collections on Ancestry were no long available, including most of the United States census and the British census.  Shortly thereafter FamilySearch worked to replace at least some of the resources by indexing the 1910 census and purchasing subscriptions to HeritageQuest online and FindMyPast, but the loss of Ancestry continued to leave a hole. That hole has now been filled as nearly all of the Ancestry.com records can now be accessed for free from the Morgan family history center.

 

March 12, 2011

 

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The Hill Aerospace Museum Chapel will assume a new name during a ceremony here at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 11. The event is free and open to the public.

 

 

March 12, 2011

In a move to protect citizens from fraudulent solicitations, Morgan City adopted an update to the code governing solicitors.  “We have had a lot of complaints about solicitors,” said councilmember Shelly Betz.  

 

March 12, 2011

Registration for the 2011-2012 school year is about to begin!  Students will receive information soon and we would like to encourage parents to be involved with their student’s class selection.

 

March 12, 2011

 

By Lindsey Anderson-Olympian

 

 

First of all, congratulations to all of you who have signed up for either the 5k, half-marathon or full marathon that will take place in our beautiful Morgan Valley this summer!  For those of you who haven’t, it will be an exciting experience, a first for Morgan Valley and I definitely encourage you to participate.  I’ve hoped one day there would be a marathon in this amazing place to run and it’s about to happen for the first time in less than five months! 

 

By Lindsey Anderson-Olympian

 

March 12, 2011

In the school district meeting on Tuesday the school board adopted a new maturation curriculum.  A group consisting of school representatives and parents has been studying maturation programs across the state in an effort to build the best program for Morgan.  The results of their study and work were presented in the school board meeting and approved to be implemented.

 

March 12, 2011

The school district took final action on the question of the land sale to the county on Tuesday.  In a unanimous vote the school board decided to retain the land and to fence the entire parcel.  This move will remove from the table any option for the county to use the land for the fair grounds.  The board acted after the county failed to come to a decision on how to proceed on the land after three separate responses from the school board.  

 

March 12, 2011

Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the Morgan Senior Center we will start a free six-week workshop for people with ongoing health concerns.  The classes will be taught by Jesse Garcia from Weber Human Services and will be highly interactive with breaks and snacks as well. 

 

March 12, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 27 thru March 5, with a total of 125 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 27 thru March 5, with a total of 125 calls:

March 12, 2011

Camree Brown and Joshua C. Hansen have chosen March 11, 2011 to be married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  A reception will be held that evening at the Highlands LDS Church in Mountain Green from 6-8 p.m..  In case of an oversight, please join them at the reception held in their honor.

 

March 6, 2011

Monday is Valentine’s Day.  As I was talking with Anne (my wife and the publisher of The Morgan County News) this week, we were discussing my column.  My mind turned towards Valentine’s Day and how it related to family history.

 

March 5, 2011

Stacy Lafitte is the clerk/auditor for Morgan County.  Lafitte was born and raised in Morgan and with the exception of one year attending Utah State University, has lived here in the county.  She grew up in a small family of her parents and one younger brother.

 

March 5, 2011

 

Member Jeff Wardell was absent

March 5, 2011

fter much debate and many meetings with the council the land use agreement with the Gardner Cottonwoods Water Company was approved in the council meeting on Tuesday night with all in favor except Chairman Kelley.  This item has been before the council repeatedly with the council asking for approval from the county engineer and other staff that the agreement would provide sufficient protections for the county and not give substantial liability to tax payers.  The water company had met with staff and had received a favorable recommendation.

 

March 5, 2011

The Utah Legislature is considering a bill that would require emissions testing in Morgan.  Utah House Bill number 96, if adopted, would require counties “with a geographic boundary that is adjacent to a county required under federal law to utilize a motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program or in which an emissions inspection and maintenance program is necessary to attain any national ambient air quality standard shall comply with the provisions of this section[requiring emissions testing]”.

 

March 5, 2011

The FFA held Sweetheart week last week.  The contestants who participated in Sweetheart week were the following Christina Andersen, Bailey Woolsey, Shantel Watkins, Danielle Anderson, Braden Bichoff, Nate Buchanan, Jake Cannon, and Chris Webster.  

 

March 5, 2011

The Morgan Lady Trojan basketball team made it a clean sweep of their Region 11 opponents, going 5-0 to start off league play after polishing off the Lady Bears of Bear River by a score of 84-47. The Trojans will now begin their second trip around the league, starting Thursday Jan. 27th at Ben Lomond.

 

By Bill Bateman

 

March 5, 2011

The Morgan Valley Marathon, half marathon and 5k are now less than 6 months away.  It may seem impossible or out of reach for many but if you change your state of mind from “I can’t run a marathon” to  “I will run a marathon” that will be your first step in accomplishing this goal.  

 

March 5, 2011

In November 19, 2010 FFA held a Greenhand night for all those students who have earned their Greenhand this year.  

 

In November 19, 2010 FFA held a Greenhand night for all those students who have earned their Greenhand this year.  

March 5, 2011

 

By Morgan Middle School Assistant Principal Terry Allen

 

When it comes to education most people think of the students, parents, teachers, buildings, and district administrators as the so called “village” in educating a child. In our district we have some of the best students, parents, and educators that you would find anywhere in the state. What set us apart though are the stake holders that many do not think about until there is a problem. I am referring to the support staff that we are lucky to have in our district and part of our educational team. I would like to publicly thank them for all they do and provide a glimmer of what they do behind the scenes that allows the students in our district to receive the best education possible.

 

By Morgan Middle School Assistant Principal Terry Allen

March 5, 2011

The Morgan Lady Trojan basketball team began it’s 2nd round of Region 11 battles with two road games, the first against Ben Lomond on Thursday January 27 and the second against Grantsville on Tuesday Feb. 1. Both games were blow outs in favor of the visitors, with Morgan beating Ben Lomond 71-30, and then thumping Grantsville 76-16.

 

March 5, 2011

 

Dear Editor,

Last weekend the Morgan High wrestling team travelled to Delta to compete in an important two-day multi-school tournament.  Unfortunately a couple of our Morgan wrestlers ended up in the hospital due to some fairly serious injuries.  I was at work when I received a call from Coach Allen that our son, Christian, had dislocated his elbow during a match and was on his way to the local hospital.  My wife jumped in the car to make the three hour drive to Delta.  

 

Dear Editor,

March 5, 2011

 

By Superintendent Ken Adams

 

A few years ago, while dealing with some serious issues and looking for a silver lining, I decided to change my choice of words when discussing challenges.  Turning a negative into a positive I now call them “Opportunities for Growth”.  I’ve also altered my salutation to those who ask, “How are you?”  Rather than using the stale phrase, “Fine”, I look them in the eye and say with enthusiasm, “I’m glad to be living in America!”

 

By Superintendent Ken Adams

March 5, 2011

From The Morgan County News

 

March 5, 2011

Last Thursday night, the senior wrestlers were honored before their final home dual of the season.  The 11 seniors are:  Preston Barnett, Brady Libby, Connor Jensen, Randon Prochnow, Jordan Mendoza, Cormick Breshears, Tyler Johnson, Nate Losee, Clint Young, Rylan Rowser, and Jackson Lake.  

 

March 5, 2011

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 23 thru January 29, with a total of 144 calls:

 

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 23 thru January 29, with a total of 144 calls:

March 5, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for January 16 thru January 22, with a total of 114 calls:

March 5, 2011

The students at Mountain Green Elementary School recently were entertained with some exceptional storytellers from their own school.  As part of the annual Mountain Green Elementary Storytelling Contest, the students had an opportunity to compete by telling stories at a class level, a grade level, and finally a school level.  A big congratulations to the three students who were chosen as the final school winners.

 

March 5, 2011

Get ready for a fantastic night of free entertainment. Tops in Blue, the premier entertainment showcase of the U. S. Air Force will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Weber State University’s Browning Center.

 

March 5, 2011

 MORGAN- Even as marginally improving numbers celebrate the nation’s emergence from economic eclipse, many local Utah officials say they’re still struggling to escape its shadows.

 

March 5, 2011

 

Morgan High 67, Grantsville 54

March 4, 2011

A lively debate ensued in the county council when an item about the upcoming plans for parks was raised on Tuesday.  Member Ronda Kippen who has the portfolio assignment on the council for parks brought forward items to inform the council of plans for a bowry at the park in the Cottonwoods and also identified manpower gaps for the care of the parks.  The county has recently had turnover in the jobs that have traditionally maintained the parks and now is faced with the dilemma of how to address the needs as spring approaches.

March 4, 2011

The horse 4-H program here in Morgan County is gearing up to begin an exciting new season. The goal of the 4-H program is to reach and encourage all children throughout our county to participate: building self-esteem and long-term skills to help them now, and throughout their lives. Any youth ranging in age from 9-18 years who are interested in furthering their horsemanship knowledge and skills are invited to register for the coming sea-son through the Morgan County Extension Office.

March 4, 2011

Darrell Erickson was appointed to serve on the county planning commission for the Enterprise area.

Darrell Erickson was appointed to serve on the county planning commission for the Enterprise area.

Al Lundgren was appointed to serve on the county planning commission for the Mountain Green area.

Darrell Erickson was appointed to serve on the county planning commission for the Enterprise area.

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March 4, 2011

Compaction
Healthy roots are the foundation for vigorous, lush plant growth.  Roots need a balanced supply of air, water and nutrients to thrive.  Compaction reduces the volume of pore space in the soil, limiting air exchange, water intake and ultimately roots growth.  Its symptoms include weak, slow-growing plants and thin turf stands.  Compaction is more of a problem on heavy clay soils than light sandy soils.  

Compaction

March 4, 2011

Local mom and fitness enthusiast, Karen Nelson will be starting a running club for kids of all ages.  While helping with the initial planning of Morgan’s first Annual Marathon, Karen was inspired to fulfill her dream of working with kids in the fitness arena.  She has always wanted to do some kind of running type activity that involved children and a running club seems to be the perfect fit. 

February 27, 2011

 

MONDAY MORNING LADIES BOWLING

Standings                                           Wins        Losses

1- Head Over Heels                              8              0

2- Morgan Drug                                     6              2

3- Crandall Ford                                   4 1/2       3 1/2

4- Gordy’s Girls                                     4              4

5- Rees Fur Farm                                  4              4

6- Western Auto Sprinkler             3 1/2      4 1/2

7- Morgan County News                  2              6

8- Eagle Rock Construction          0               8

 

 

February 27, 2011

Morgan City Mayor received an award for the electrical department of the City. The award was given after the electrical team went 8000 hours with no accidents.

Morgan City Mayor received an award for the electrical department of the City. The award was given after the electrical team went 8000 hours with no accidents.

February 27, 2011

 

By William Bateman

 

The Lady Trojans basketball team played a Region 11 game at Juan Diego on Tuesday Jan. 18th.  Last year, on their last trip to Draper to play the Soaring Eagles, the Morgan squad saw their 19 game winning streak come to a screeching halt, as Juan Diego won 54-51. This year would be different, as the Trojans pretty much  had it their way,  and won by a score of 84-28.

 

By William Bateman

February 27, 2011

 

Just a few thoughts about the Junior Jazz program here in Morgan County.

From what I have seen, as both a coach(in years past) and a parent with 2 participants this year, it is a well run program and good for the kids. Parents step up to coach, and do their best to teach the basic principles of the game. The teams, at least in the girls divisions that I have watched, are about as even as you can get, with most games being played very close, and the ability of the players are spread out from team to team. I know both my girls are having a good time, and enjoy both the practices and the games. Thanks Coach Brian House and Dave Henry!

 

Just a few thoughts about the Junior Jazz program here in Morgan County.

February 27, 2011

The Morgan Tykonis Club met for their January meeting on the 12th.   It must have been a busy month, few attended, but a great time was still had.

 

The Morgan Tykonis Club met for their January meeting on the 12th.   It must have been a busy month, few attended, but a great time was still had.

February 27, 2011

 

A rousing pep rally was held Friday, January 16 at Morgan High School for the purpose of arousing the student’s interest for the game.  The cheer leaders were dressed as cowboys for part of the yells and for the others they  represented “Morgan’s Good Peas.”  The rally stimulated the students as shown by their enthusiastic cheering at the game.

Last Friday evening about ten thirty, when en route from Salt Lake City by automobile, J.H. Roberts, manager for the Weber Coal Company of this city had a most harassing experience.  At the mouth of Parley’s Canyon two men stepped in front of his car brandishing a revolver and flashlight.  With the increasing number of holdups and robberies all over the country it was naturally Mr. Roberts first thought that it was a holdup and he stepped on the gas in an effort to get away.  The holdups shot once as the car sped past and then jumped into their close awaiting automobile to give chase.  Mr. Roberts soon discovered it was hopeless and dangerous to try and escape by running away from them on the slippery roads so he came to a halt   near the Mountain Dell reservoir.  Much was his surprise when the supposed bandits turned out to be merely deputy sheriffs who were on the lookout for four of the convicts who had that day escaped from the Salt Lake City Jail. 

 

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February 27, 2011

Boyd Sakizzie, son of Hastiin Tesh ‘kis toho and Top ah ah bitsih, left mortality on February 17, 2011 from complications of diabetes. He was born on April 20, 1926 in between Aneth and Montezuma Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: Thomas, Arlene, Helen, Nora, Ora Chee, Leola, and Joe; his beloved wife Margaret Blackhorse Lee Sakizzie; his children: Melvin Howard, Carmenlita, Virgil Vernon, and Charlotte. His surviving children include: Herman Sam (Teresa), Marjorie Valerie Sakizzie, Rena Mae Hopkins, Lora Jeanne (Mark) Thurston, Elizabeth Lee (Jimmy Sr.) Holly, and Benjamin Lee. Boyd loved and delighted in the presence of his grandchildren and his numerous great-grandchildren. Also Boyd has a few great- great-grandchildren.

February 27, 2011

 

A life of Gratitude, Service and Love

Coalville – Our sweet mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 12, 2011, after an 18 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  She was born October 21, 1929 the 5th daughter of Ursula Elizabeth Sargent and John Eaton Wright in Spring Hollow, Utah. Afton graduated from North Summit High School in 1947.  She moved to Salt Lake City and worked for the Department of Employment Security.  

 

A life of Gratitude, Service and Love

February 27, 2011

1st Tuesday of each month the van will depart from the Morgan Senior Center at 1:30 to travel to Ogden for shopping.  There is always time for a few snacks as well.  Plan on joining the group and get items that may not be available here in Morgan.  Reservations at (801) 845-4040.

 

February 27, 2011

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

January 9th thru January 15th, with a total of 126 calls:

 

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for

February 27, 2011

An exciting offering of concerts and performances on Temple Square will take place during the months of January and February with a wide array of musical events.  Concerts will be held in the Tabernacle, and the Assembly Hall, with BYU Winterfest performances in the Conference Center Theater. For convenience sake, specific performing groups and dates for BYU Winterfest are grouped together in this notice.  Each event is open to ages eight and older, unless otherwise indicated. 

 

February 27, 2011

The Troyettes just competed in their last competition before Region this last Saturday at Murray High School, and for the 3rd time in a row, they won 1st overall and received the Sweepstakes Trophy. This was the perfect way to head into the week of Region. 

 

February 27, 2011

Daniel Leishman and Jessica Steed were united in marriage on Friday, January 14, 2011, in Rigby. Idaho.

 

February 27, 2011

Morgan welcomed Grantsville to town last Thursday in their first home dual of the season. The Trojans won 11 of the 13 matches and easily defeated the Cowboys 56-12. Individual winners were: Easton Pentz, Rylan Rowser, Kade Carrigan, Shawn Francis, Cormick Breshears, Nate Losee, Randon Prochnow, Brady Libby, Preston Barnett, and Jackson Lake. Morgan also won 3 out of 4 JV matches. Those JV winners were: Christian Winn, Carter Richins, and Riley Hendershot.

 

February 26, 2011

By Eric Hatch

It’s that time of year for high school hoops players, win or report to your spring sports coach. Last Friday our Trojan Boys showed they would like to keep it indoors for a few more games!
I had a chance to catch up with coach Jim Wiscombe on Thursday before the game. We discussed briefly the Region 11 champs season and how the team is feeling as they move into the state playoffs.

By Eric Hatch

It’s that time of year for high school hoops players, win or report to your spring sports coach. Last Friday our Trojan Boys showed they would like to keep it indoors for a few more games!

February 26, 2011

Tom Borg, Weber State University Continuing Education
Non-traditional becomes traditional at Weber State University’s Morgan Center in Morgan, Utah, as numerous students beyond the traditional college age go there for assistance and accommodation in reaching their higher-education goals. The Center’s location on the campus of Morgan High School provides easy, central access for the community. “Although a few high school students  come here to work on their associate degrees,” says Barbara Anderson, enrollment coordinator, “we have some traditional students and many non – traditional.

Tom Borg, Weber State University Continuing Education

February 18, 2011

 

February 18, 2011

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

February 18, 2011

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

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February 18, 2011

 

February 18, 2011

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

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

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

February 10, 2011

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

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

February 10, 2011

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

January 29, 2011

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

January 29, 2011

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

January 29, 2011

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

January 19, 2011

McQuown  --radio and television pioneer, prize-winning writer, ardent traveler, voracious reader, lover of the out-of-doors, a true Renaissance woman--  passed away on January 6 in San Francisco, California.  Born in Morgan, Utah, to Thelma Dickson and Curtis William Rogers, she is survived by her daughter, Eloise, San Francisco; her sisters, Marjorie Rogers Tueller (Jack) Bountiful, Utah; Florence Rogers Sowell (Wesley), Pocatello, Idaho; Sherolyn Rogers Jenkins (Larry) Morgan, Utah; and brother Bernell D. Rogers (Marjorie) of Torrance, California plus in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklyn King McQuown; her sister, Kathryn Rogers Whittier (Robert); and her parents Thelma and Curtis Rogers.
 

Funeral services will be held, Saturday, January 22, 12 noon, Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple St., SLC with a visitation  Sat. 10:30am to noon.  Burial:  Morgan Utah.  Contributions are suggested to your favorite charity.

January 1, 2011

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

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

January 1, 2011

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

January 1, 2011

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

January 1, 2011

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

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December 31, 2010

After hours of investigation, deliberation and interviews the Morgan County Board of Education has selected Westland Construction, Inc. as the construction manager and general contractor for the upcoming building projects.

December 31, 2010

Throughout Utah more and more schools are relying on volunteers for the extra support that is needed to help children learn at the accelerated pace that is expected of them.   Volunteers at  Mountain Green Elementary have provided support in filling staffing gaps, providing reading and math support to students who need one-on-one or small group help, and strategic assistance in daily classroom routines.

December 31, 2010

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

December 31, 2010

In its third decade of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Ashley Garfield of Morgan High School as its 2010-11 Gatorade Utah Volleyball Player of the Year.

December 31, 2010

Above are the winners of the Kindness Awards from Morgan Middle School. The students were chosen after students or facalty nominated them for doing kind thngs for other students.

December 31, 2010

The Morgan High School Wrestling team started off the 2010-2011 season by traveling to the Evanston Invitational last weekend. 

December 31, 2010

Each year the Morgan Tykonis celebrate the holidays with a nice dinner. This year was no exception. Marsha Walker hosted the dinner at her home.

December 31, 2010

In the document “Promises to Keep” adopted by the Utah State Board of Education in August of 2009 it refers to the mission of Public Education.  Within this mission it states that Utah’s public education system keeps its constitutional promise by ensuring literacy and numeracy for all Utah children.

December 31, 2010

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

December 31, 2010

The day of the Christmas on Commercial Street was a cold one.  The hot chocolate was welcome to warm those who were awaiting Santa’s attentions and visiting the various venues.  In the midst of all the cold sat the Polar Bear Plunge.

December 31, 2010

Tell Santa - Pictures of Kids with Santa

December 14, 2010

Volunteering in Morgan County Schools is a generous yet rewarding commitment to our children.  Each of our four separate campuses has a variety of opportunities that can be tailored to meet almost any time commitment or personal strength.

December 13, 2010

It has been said that “Pride is a personal commitment.  It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity”.    Over the past several weeks, I have had many experiences that I feel separate our community and the Morgan School District from mediocrity.  I would like to share a few experiences with you and also congratulate this wonderful community in which we live. 

December 13, 2010

What was the last book you read?
 What are you reading now?
Would you recommend it?  
Why or why not?

What was the last book you read?
 What are you reading now?
Would you recommend it?  
Why or why not?

December 13, 2010

Wanda Pentz Woolsey died Friday, December 10, 2010. She was 81.

A viewing will be held Monday, December 13, 2010 from 1 to 2 p.m. Walker Mortuary, 45 W 200 N, in Morgan, UT. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. in the North Morgan Cemetery.

Wanda Pentz Woolsey died Friday, December 10, 2010. She was 81.

December 10, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010 was a very memorable day for our Morgan Middle School students and the 250 guests who joined us for our annual Veterans Day Assembly.  It was an honor to recognize those who have served and are presently serving our great country during a time of war.  Since our nation’s founding, brave men and women have taken up arms to defend the truths set forth in the Declaration of Independence: “That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

November 12, 2010

Girl's Basketball Schedule

November 12, 2010

...Morgan Empowered is inviting our community to reach out and give daily sincere compliments during the month of November!

...Morgan Empowered is inviting our community to reach out and give daily sincere compliments during the month of November!

November 12, 2010

Honor Roll

November 12, 2010

The Morgan County School Board has selected the architectural firm of Design West for the design of the P.E./Activities Center and the bus facility.  Morgan resident and Design West Production Manager Darrell Erickson represented the company at the November 9 meeting. Design West’s bid for the two projects came in at $110,500.  Four firms were under consideration with bids ranging from $190,400 to $110,500.

November 12, 2010

The New Morgan County Council

November 9, 2010

Halloween Bingo was a great hit at the center on October 28th right after lunch.  Lois Woody was the “caller” for the games and kept everyone on their toes by letting participants trade, take or pass on gifts.

November 8, 2010

The Morgan Jr. Mites White team had an incredible season. They were the only Morgan Football team that went undefeated, going 7-0.

The Morgan Jr. Mites White team had an incredible season. They were the only Morgan Football team that went undefeated, going 7-0.

November 8, 2010

Oklahoma City, Okla., October 26, 2010 – Local roper Paul Freed of Morgan, Utah, was a big winner Tuesday, October 26, at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping being held in Oklahoma City through October 31.

November 8, 2010

The Morgan 2nd LDS Ward activity days girls went trick or treating for food for the Morgan Food Bank Wednesday, October 27, 2010.

October 24, 2010

Syracuse – Visit Antelope Island State Park and witness a western roundup from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, October 29 and if necessary, Saturday, October 30. (In previous years, most bison are moved the first day.) This annual event is an opportunity to view one of the nation’s largest and oldest public herds as horseback riders move the bison from the southern tip of the island, to the handling facility located at the park’s northern end.

October 24, 2010

More than 60 years ago, in 1948, Reva Beck Bosone became the first woman elected to the United States Congress from Utah.

More than 60 years ago, in 1948, Reva Beck Bosone became the first woman elected to the United States Congress from Utah.

October 24, 2010

Courtney Jensen will compete tonight, Friday, October 22 against 40 other contestants for the title of Miss Utah USA. She holds the title of Miss West Jordan, where she works as a hair stylist and attends Salt Lake Community College.

October 24, 2010

I predict that Morgan will win in football over Judge Memorial. I predict the score will be MHS  48, Judge memorial 14!
I think the half score will be MHS   28 Judge  0

I predict that Morgan will win in football over Judge Memorial. I predict the score will be MHS  48, Judge memorial 14!
I think the half score will be MHS   28 Judge  0

October 16, 2010

    After a fairly easy win at Juan Diego High School last Thursday(Oct. 7th), the Lady Trojans headed for Highland High School on Friday to try to bring home another trophy.  The team had three matches on Friday, going against first Tooele, then American Fork, and finally Park City.

October 16, 2010

The Morgan Board of Education is working closely with city and county officials in a combined effort to construct a bridge at the south end of Young Street.  During their monthly meeting held on October 12, the Board discussed options for the exact location of the bridge and how that design might influence the location of the new bus facility. Joining the Board in the discussion were Mayor Jim Egbert, County Council Chairman Sid Creager, and City Councilman Jeff Wardell.

October 10, 2010

October 10, 2010

In the last council meeting the council made the decision to inform Rollins Ranch that they are in default.  Over the past year there has been contact on many occasions between the residents of Rollins Ranch and the county. The subdivision has received neither conditional nor final acceptance since the developer has not completed the required improvements.  Because of this the county is not in a position to offer services to these residents.

October 10, 2010

Emotions were running high and rhetoric was strong during the public comment period in the county council meeting on Tuesday. There were many more attendees at the council meeting than usual, and outbursts from the group attending were common. All of the comments related to the recent events surrounding the charges filed against former council administrator Garth Day.

October 10, 2010

The United States began as a relationship between the colonies that later became states.  In the beginning, this relationship was one of a loose confederation primarily to fight the war of Independence.  Once the Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation, the entity we now know as the United States came into existence.  Even with this change the states retained much of their authority and responsibility.

October 10, 2010

Student learning is the supreme reason for a school’s existence and optimal student learning is the top priority of the Morgan County School District.  Teachers and administrators in each of the district’s four schools work diligently towards this outcome.

October 10, 2010

It was Senior night for the Morgan girls soccer team on Oct. 5th, as the team played their last home game of the season against the Ben Lomond Lady Scots. It was also the final home game in the careers of the 5 seniors who have suited up for the Trojans for 4 years.

October 2, 2010

The Grantsville football team showed up at Trojan Field and even before the game started, things happened between players. The Cowboys went through the Trojan warmups,. At the time it was thought that it wsa  on purpose and reported in other newspapers, but after talking with Superintendent Adams, he explained that it was talked between school officials and sorted out even before kickoff.

October 2, 2010

   After an enjoyable win on the 22nd at Bear River, a very excited group of Varsity players and coaches boarded the plane Thursday morning to travel to Southern California and compete in the California Volleyball Tournament.

October 2, 2010

Nearly 40% of students in the United States have had, or are having, a challenge, in learning to read.  The good news is that many reading problems can be prevented or solved with a good reading teacher in conjunction with parents.  The bad news is that many children have to wait for their turn with reading teachers and parents who just do not have the time to help.  This waiting can be demoralizing to children as they fall further and further behind. So what can be done? 

October 1, 2010

It was a divided discussion in the work meeting at the county building on Tuesday night.  The meeting included most department heads in the county as well as nearly all of the elected officials.

October 1, 2010

Thanks to all of you who made our Ice Cream Social with Bob Peterson such a success.  What a wonderful evening in the Riverside Park!  Everyone appreciates Bob's outstanding voice and his talent for making us all laugh and enjoy a great evening of entertainment.  Our biggest" thanks"  to he and Rozann for giving their time and talents to all the seniors who attended.

September 25, 2010

 

This Column was written on my blog last year after Father’s Day. I thought the readers of my column my like it. I hope you do. 
 
A few years ago I won some big awards for a column I wrote about my three fathers. My dad, my step dad and my Heavenly Father. 

 

September 25, 2010

    I’ve noticed as I’ve looked in the mirror lately that I’m looking older…but seriously…do I look like someone’s grandfather?  At this point, to ask the question matters not, because I have now become an official member of the “Grandpa Club.”

September 25, 2010

Garth Day is the county council administrator for Morgan.  He was hired in June of 2008.  In this role he manages the staff in the non-elected county departments and provides support to the council in their legislative and administrative role. 

 

September 25, 2010

There is a time for everything under the sun; a time for every season. But the season of the family-owned farming operation is on the verge of its last leg on its steady decline into oblivion; losing ground by the day

September 25, 2010

It has always been common among men to desire the freedom and the right to choose their own path in life; to march to the beat of their own drum, to break away from the pack and to have one’s own identity.

September 25, 2010

September 25, 2010

On June 4, 2010, the class of Morgan High School 1946 met at the spacious and beautiful home of Ivan and LuDene Carter for our annual class reunion and banquet

 

September 25, 2010

 

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*Kristen Straw of Morgan was a member of a team of runners running the Wasatch Back run. Her photo was on the cover of the paper.

 

September 25, 2010

 

Wow what a wet season we have been having. We have been trying to squeeze a few games in, between rain
storms that is!! Despite Mother Nature's efforts, the season must go on. Visit us on our website at

 

September 25, 2010

Boy Scout Unit 576 of the Mt. Ogden District, Trapper trails Council, has been placing the American flag in the front of various Mountain Green homes for nine years!  What a great patriotic service to our community! Plus, those who have subscribed to their service help support our local Boy Scout programs and summer camps.  One hundred and eighteen flags are being posted this year for each of the seven flag holidays. 

September 25, 2010

Is your family dead-ended on a research problem related to immigration?  The following are a few techniques and websites to help you in your genealogical quest.

Is your family dead-ended on a research problem related to immigration?  The following are a few techniques and websites to help you in your genealogical quest.

September 25, 2010

My experience as an educator spans 36 years, four school districts and two states. During this time of employment, it has been my pleasure to be associated with great students, wonderful parents and conscientious staff members. It has been said that if one chooses something he loves to do then he will never go to work for the rest of his life. There is no truer statement than this about my vocation.

September 25, 2010

 

Voted the “Toughest Hillclimb in the World” for the past seven years
The Widowmaker hosts an outdoor adventure exposition with activities for the whole family

 

September 24, 2010

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Could yours be one of them? The Utah Safety Council and the Buckle Up For Love program are celebrating National Child Passenger Safety Week September 19-25 this year by making sure all parents and caregivers are buckling themselves and their children safely and properly.

September 24, 2010

Why did the US Congress have a problem in 1850? And why did the solution lead to the creation, 160 years ago this month, of a place called Utah?

Why did the US Congress have a problem in 1850? And why did the solution lead to the creation, 160 years ago this month, of a place called Utah?

September 24, 2010

The Morgan County School District Mission Statement serves as a means of communicating what the district is trying to accomplish through its educational program.  A mission statement should be clear, powerful and broad enough to guide the decision-making and provide the foundation for learning outcomes throughout the district.

September 19, 2010

This spring and early summer produced a number of changes in our administrative team.  Late in the month of May, Ron Wolff announced his intentions to step down as Superintendent.  In mid-June our beloved Morgan Elementary Principal, Laraine Whitear lost her battle to cancer.  Both individuals have left voids to be filled in our system.  The positive influence for good they have given and shared with our community will be felt for years to come.

September 19, 2010

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

September 19, 2010

Technology today has made our lives easier and information more easily accessible than ever before. At the click of a button a student can go to a virtual lab to dissect a frog or to build a strand of DNA.

Technology today has made our lives easier and information more easily accessible than ever before. At the click of a button a student can go to a virtual lab to dissect a frog or to build a strand of DNA. As students progress through life they will be required to acquire and use technological skills that many of us never dreamed of as we were growing up.

September 19, 2010

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

September 19, 2010

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

September 19, 2010

Family Tree Maker is a record manager from Ancestry.com.  Ancestry has been steadily enhancing this product for many years.  It has always been a strong product, but has grown to be one of the best record managers in the marketplace.  The cost of the software is $39.95, making it a little more expensive than most.  Ancestry is about to ship a new version of the software.

September 19, 2010

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

September 19, 2010

It’s been three decades since my teenage years and I still have very vivid memories of my life growing up in the early 80s.  Of course, it was memorable when I got my driver’s license at 16.  It felt like a small step into the world of being an adult.  I was excited and “ready to roll,”  but it is difficult to “roll” when you don’t even have wheels, let alone the car and engine to go with them.

September 19, 2010

In nine years of being a publisher of weekly newspapers, I only went on one vacation. On that week, I went to great lengths to make sure that a friend, a very reliable friend, would make sure the paper was completed and sent to the printer by the deadline.  I went over with him each step in the process over and over until I felt satisfied he understood everything.  He, however, was ready to forsake any and all forms of the written or published word whatsoever. 

September 19, 2010

During the last few years school districts have been forced to rely more and more on local property taxes to supplement the money appropriated by the legislature to pay our teachers, maintain our facilities and pay for programs that enhance our students’ education.  This year, in a down economy, not only are the funds from the state budget impacted, but the local funding from property taxes will be affected as well.

September 19, 2010

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

2005

September 19, 2010

   Nick Wilde, son of Jamie and Dana Wilde, was chosen as one of only 40 national winners of the 2010 Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship Award. The $2,000 scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, or living expenses. 

September 19, 2010

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

September 19, 2010

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

September 19, 2010

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

September 19, 2010

By Mike Shope, Transportation Director

September 18, 2010

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

September 18, 2010

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

September 18, 2010

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

September 17, 2010

Meagan, Maycee, and Levi are very excited to announce the birth of their new beautiful baby sister.

September 17, 2010

The Morgan girls soccer team played their 3rd region game of the year at Judge Memorial on Thursday Sept. 15. The Trojans played hard, but came out on the short end of the 6-0 score.

September 17, 2010

Morgan Empowered is sponsoring the upcoming Parent Awareness event, “Safety on Cell Phones and the Internet”, which will be held at the Morgan High School auditorium on Tuesday, September 28th, beginning at 6:30 pm.

September 14, 2010

In the council meeting on Tuesday, the city updated the capital improvement plan.  The changes document the city’s intent for spending capital dollars.  When the city applies for grants it is often essential that the project be on the city’s plan to be considered.

September 14, 2010

   The Morgan girls soccer team played their third preseason game of the year in Logan vs the 4A Lady Grizzlies on Thursday August 19th. Although the team played well, they went down to their third defeat of the season by the score of 3-2.

September 14, 2010

Starting September 2nd, Morgan County Library will be changing its after-school story hour time.  Because of the new early release day for our elementary schools we will be moving our afternoon storyhour to 2:30 on Thursdays

September 12, 2010

A Meet the Candidate night was held at Mark & Sheila Wilkinson's home on Thursday, September 2.   Larry Hatch and Robert Kilmer, who are opponents in the race for Morgan