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October 16, 2014

One of the reasons Morgan County is frequently named the healthiest county in Utah is because of the variety of exercise  options in the area.
While there are a welcome array of gym options in Morgan City, the loss of the Lone Tree fitness center left a void for many Mountain Green residents.  Locals expressed their desires for something to fill that void, and Mountain Green resident Jenn Whiting, along with her business partner Angie Siddoway, will soon be doing their best to make sure all those needs are met.

One of the reasons Morgan County is frequently named the healthiest county in Utah is because of the variety of exercise  options in the area.

October 16, 2014

For every contested race in Morgan County this year, there is another unopposed race.  Seven residents are running unopposed Nov. 4 for their seats in county government.

For every contested race in Morgan County this year, there is another unopposed race.  Seven residents are running unopposed Nov. 4 for their seats in county government.

October 9, 2014

Election Day is fast approaching on Nov. 4, and the local ballot will be packed.  Don’t miss your chance to vote on 12 local races.  

 

Election Day is fast approaching on Nov. 4, and the local ballot will be packed.  Don’t miss your chance to vote on 12 local races.  
Early voting begins on Oct. 21.

  Oct. 21 – early voting begins weekdays through Oct. 31 from 1 to 5 p.m. in
  the Morgan County Council Room

October 9, 2014

The holidays are filled with fun and tradition wherever you go, but very few communities have such a wide array of things you can participate in for free.   The city, local businesses and community members all pitch in to make sure that there are plenty of fall holiday memories made right here at home.

The holidays are filled with fun and tradition wherever you go, but very few communities have such a wide array of things you can participate in for free.   The city, local businesses and community members all pitch in to make sure that there are plenty of fall holiday memories made right here at home.

October 9, 2014

On Sept. 24, the Morgan High School volleyball team set off for an exciting trip playing the sport they love.  As in years past, MHS volleyball competed at the Beach City Invitational along with 48 other highly competitive teams from California and Arizona.  Morgan was the only team from Utah to compete in the five-day event held in sunny California- the mecca of volleyball.

On Sept. 24, the Morgan High School volleyball team set off for an exciting trip playing the sport they love.  As in years past, MHS volleyball competed at the Beach City Invitational along with 48 other highly competitive teams from California and Arizona.  Morgan was the only team from Utah to compete in the five-day event held in sunny California- the mecca of volleyball.

October 7, 2014

While working out kinks with utility companies, progress on the Morgan Bike Park has been a little slower than anticipated.  However, the Morgan County Council has caught organizer Jason Johnson’s vision and has unanimously allowed him another three years to build up the park.  

While working out kinks with utility companies, progress on the Morgan Bike Park has been a little slower than anticipated.  However, the Morgan County Council has caught organizer Jason Johnson’s vision and has unanimously allowed him another three years to build up the park.  

October 2, 2014

The Morgan County Board of Education is worried about exploding enrollment and expected population growth.  While a separate task force has been studying issues related to growth and are months away from issuing their official report, the school board wanted a sneak peak at their discussions.

The Morgan County Board of Education is worried about exploding enrollment and expected population growth.  While a separate task force has been studying issues related to growth and are months away from issuing their official report, the school board wanted a sneak peak at their discussions.

October 2, 2014

Two Morgan County residents set impressive records on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Thanksgiving Point during the 25th annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers (UGPG) giant pumpkin weigh-off.
Rain poured down like a river from heaven as giant pumpkin growers from around the state and their fans gathered to see who had grown the biggest pumpkin. The weather did not dampen the spirits of the contestants as each of them in turn placed their prize pumpkin on the scale from smallest to largest.
Tension mounted and there was an electricity in the air as the final pumpkin of the day was gently placed on the scale. When the weight was revealed, the crowd went wild. It was like Rocky I.

Two Morgan County residents set impressive records on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Thanksgiving Point during the 25th annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers (UGPG) giant pumpkin weigh-off.

October 2, 2014

The Morgan Stars showed their strength and endurance at the region Special Olympics swim meet this weekend.  The competition was held at Utah State University and seven Morgan Olympians swam their hearts out.
Katie Carter, Maddie Francis, Katie Kearsley, Chiara Johnson, Matt Allen and Jackson Sommers dove right in and came out ahead of most of the competition.  

The Morgan Stars showed their strength and endurance at the region Special Olympics swim meet this weekend.  The competition was held at Utah State University and seven Morgan Olympians swam their hearts out.

September 25, 2014

Nearly 70 years after Lewis Frongner worked with other military men and women to save the world and fought with valor in World War II, he took the trip of a lifetime to the memorial built in the veterans’ honor.   
On Thursday, Sept. 18, the Morgan resident joined 65 other veterans from around the state in taking a once- in-a-lifetime trip to the nation’s capital to see the World War II Memorial.  The group of heroes joined together in a hangar at the Utah National Guard for a celebration before departing.
The send-off ceremony was presented by Major General Jeffrey Burton, the Adjutant General Utah National Guard. Celebrate America Stardust Singers welcomed the veterans, and Governor Gary Herbert addressed the noteworthy group at the Salt Lake Airport before they embarked on their journey.  The vets then enjoyed the red carpet treatment.  
Frongner said this was the first time he has ever ridden in a big airplane.
While in flight the vets received a mail call just as they had years ago in the service.  Their families had written letters before the flight to be handed out to the men and women being honored.
From the red carpet beginning throughout the rest of the trip, they were treated like royalty.  “They were honored and celebrated everywhere they went,” Frongner’s son Randy said.  Randy accompanied his dad for the entire trip.  Each vet was able to bring a companion called a guardian to experience the entire Honor Flight and provide support.

Nearly 70 years after Lewis Frongner worked with other military men and women to save the world and fought with valor in World War II, he took the trip of a lifetime to the memorial built in the veterans’ honor.   

September 25, 2014

Almost half a million people visited the Ogden Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during its two-month open house, and 16,000 youth joined in a cultural celebration the day before its rededication.  Such a massive event takes many hands, and more than 50 Morgan adults rose to the occasion.
Porterville resident and former Morgan County Councilman Craig G. Fisher, named to the fifth quorum of the Seventy in 2010, oversaw the temple’s public open house and cultural celebration as chairman of the church’s rededication committee.  His wife, Julia, was at his side through much of his labors.
After being released as bishop of the Enterprise ward this spring, Brent Halls was called as Fisher’s executive secretary specifically for the Ogden Temple rededication events.  His responsibilities included coordinating communication and updates with 73 stake presidents and other assigned representatives.

Almost half a million people visited the Ogden Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during its two-month open house, and 16,000 youth joined in a cultural celebration the day before its rededication.  Such a massive event takes many hands, and more than 50 Morgan adults rose to the occasion.

September 25, 2014

Friday night the Morgan High School Trojan football team took on the Emery Spartans and conquered this year’s homecoming game. Unlike the historic story of the Trojans and Spartans, the Morgan Trojans had no problem taking apart the Spartan offense, winning the game 35-0.
In the first down, Morgan quickly lit up the board with 14 points. It was apparent the Spartans were going to have a tough time getting anything past this strong defense.
Very little of the game was actually played on the visitor side of the 50 yard line, as the clock ticked on.
At half-time, the score was 21-0 and it was time for the cheerleaders and the drill team to work their magic on the field for the packed stadium. Both gave performances worthy of the crowd’s applause.
As the 2014 Homecoming royalty approached the field, the stands roared with cheers for the adorable Maddie Francis and Josh Woitaszewski, this year’s queen and king.  Francis was thrilled to be there, waving both hands at the crowd with Woitaszewski leading the way with a giant smile. Woitaszewski is the son of Mark and Melissa Powers and Francis is the daughter of Richard and Triscia Francis.

Friday night the Morgan High School Trojan football team took on the Emery Spartans and conquered this year’s homecoming game. Unlike the historic story of the Trojans and Spartans, the Morgan Trojans had no problem taking apart the Spartan offense, winning the game 35-0.

September 25, 2014

After more than three years, Morgan residents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now begin attending their own temple.  The Ogden Temple was closed for extensive renovation in April of 2011, and hundreds of Morgan youth celebrated the rededication of the temple at the Dee Events Center on Saturday.
More than 800 youth from Morgan County’s two stakes participated in the event either singing in the choir, dancing the hoedown or participating in various other aspects of the hour-and-a-half program.
“The Morgan and Morgan North stakes were among the leading stakes with the most youth participating,” said Brent Halls, Enterprise resident and executive secretary of the Ogden Temple Committee.  “The Morgan stakes were absolutely great in their support—from the very beginning.  Some stakes struggled to get the vision and to get their youth motivated,” but not Morgan!
The church’s prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, was on hand when the Morgan youth performed.  Elders Jeffrey R. Holland and David A. Bednar accompanied him.

After more than three years, Morgan residents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now begin attending their own temple.  The Ogden Temple was closed for extensive renovation in April of 2011, and hundreds of Morgan youth celebrated the rededication of the temple at the Dee Events Center on Saturday.

September 18, 2014

In a 5-2 vote, the Morgan County Council gave 56 building lots known as the Whittier Estates Subdivision in Peterson the nod to move to the next development stage.
The 104-acre subdivision at 4000 N. Morgan Valley Drive includes 34 half-acre lots, 20 one-acre lots and two 20-acre lots.  Twenty-one half-acre lots will likely be in the first of three phases in the development’s upcoming preliminary plat approval application, said Blair Gardner, representing both the buyer and seller.
 

In a 5-2 vote, the Morgan County Council gave 56 building lots known as the Whittier Estates Subdivision in Peterson the nod to move to the next development stage.

September 18, 2014

Last year Lewis Frongner received eight WWII awards nearly 60 years after serving in the army.   These honors have been meaningful to the Morgan resident, who accepted them with pride and happiness.  However, the late-coming accolades didn’t end with the presentation by Senator Orrin Hatch last year. Frongner has been selected to join other WWII veterans on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.   
 

Last year Lewis Frongner received eight WWII awards nearly 60 years after serving in the army.   These honors have been meaningful to the Morgan resident, who accepted them with pride and happiness.  However, the late-coming accolades didn’t end with the presentation by Senator Orrin Hatch last year.

September 18, 2014

On Sept. 15, 2014, community members sat in the shade of two giant poplar trees at Riverside Park to honor Albert Douglas Dickson, pioneer of the Dickson family here in Morgan County, by adding his name to the pioneer monument at the park’s entrance.  
The memorial speech was given by David D. Dickson, a grandson.  Albert was born while his parents were visiting his maternal grandmother in Porter County, Indiana.  The Dickson family had been residents of Nauvoo, Illinois, at the time of Albert’s birth.

On Sept. 15, 2014, community members sat in the shade of two giant poplar trees at Riverside Park to honor Albert Douglas Dickson, pioneer of the Dickson family here in Morgan County, by adding his name to the pioneer monument at the park’s entrance.  

September 18, 2014

The pressure is mounting.  The past three public meetings with Yaryca’s 3,000 acres on the agenda have seen standing-room-only crowds, television media, environmental group pressure, and plenty of public comment.  
At Tuesday’s meeting, the applicant backed down a bit, asking for a work session before the Morgan County Council voted again on amending the future land use map amendment that could make way for a new resort on the north end of East Canyon Reservoir.  At the council’s Sept. 3 meeting, it was a tied 4-4 vote and Council Chairman Logan Wilde was not present.
 

The pressure is mounting.  The past three public meetings with Yaryca’s 3,000 acres on the agenda have seen standing-room-only crowds, television media, environmental group pressure, and plenty of public comment.  

September 11, 2014

The Morgan City Council met this week to discuss capital improvement rankings, Tucker Farms rezone and Riverbend apartments.
When city or county governments would like to seek funding for projects through grants or loans, those projects must appear on their Capital Investment Plan. This plan goes before the Council of Governements (COG) and that body then assigns importance to each line item.  
The COG consists of both city and county councils as well as the school district.
Changes were made to the 2015 plan at the latest Morgan City Council meeting. The plan currently includes sewer improvements as the highest priorities.

The Morgan City Council met this week to discuss capital improvement rankings, Tucker Farms rezone and Riverbend apartments.

September 11, 2014

In spring of 2014, the State of Utah paid for all Morgan High School juniors to take the college admission ACT test.  And they were not alone.  After passage of a state bill in 2013, the legislature funded offering the test to all public school juniors for free.  
 

In spring of 2014, the State of Utah paid for all Morgan High School juniors to take the college admission ACT test.  And they were not alone.  After passage of a state bill in 2013, the legislature funded offering the test to all public school juniors for free.  

September 11, 2014

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was in Peterson Wednesday serving a search warrant with the help of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.  FBI agents were in the area near Hinds Quick Stop participating in the search warrant.
Jared Byron Hoopes, 38, of 4020 N. 4000 W., Peterson, was booked into Weber County Jail Wednesday evening charged for five Class 2 felony counts of sexual abuse of a child, and 20 Class 2 felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
ICAC is a multi-jurisdictional task force that investigates and prosecutes individuals who use the internet to exploit children. The task force is funded by a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and administered through the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was in Peterson Wednesday serving a search warrant with the help of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.  FBI agents were in the area near Hinds Quick Stop participating in the search warrant.

September 11, 2014

Newcomers to Morgan County may not know much about Commercial Street, or Front Street as it used to be called, but before the freeways came to town it was the place to be. Townsfolk say it used to be tough to find a parking spot some weekends.  
Some remember it so fondly, they can’t wait to see this street revitalized and booming with life once more. Resident and owner of “Glassed Up,” Lisa Gilgen, said, “As I opened my shop in April of this year, I kept thinking about how much I would love to see Commercial Street become a thriving street again.” Because of this, she decided to step up and do something about it.
Gilgen approached other business owners on the street and together, they came up with a plan. “Quite a few people aren’t even aware that there are new shops open on Commercial Street.  I know if all of the businesses work together to promote a new vitality, we will all benefit,” praised Gilgen.

Newcomers to Morgan County may not know much about Commercial Street, or Front Street as it used to be called, but before the freeways came to town it was the place to be. Townsfolk say it used to be tough to find a parking spot some weekends.  

August 28, 2014

Despite the unusually rainy August evening, over 200 runners showed up for the second-annual Color Us Bright Fun Run on Monday, Aug. 25.  
This low-key 3K event starts everyone out with clean white T-shirts. Seasoned participants know that sunglasses are a must in a color run, but glasses were provided to those who were new to this.  As the color packs containing colored corn starch were handed out to participants, it didn’t take long before many shirts were brightly colored.
Bright smiles were on the faces of youth ready to take the starting line. Throughout the short run, stations sponsored by community businesses splattered runners with even more color.  
The Morgan Education Foundation, that puts on the event, is always grateful for local support and hopes more businesses will join in helping the four schools in our district. 

Despite the unusually rainy August evening, over 200 runners showed up for the second-annual Color Us Bright Fun Run on Monday, Aug. 25.  

August 28, 2014

Every homeowner in the county saw a home valuation increase on their tax notices sent out this month.
County Assessor Gwen D. Rich reported a significant increase in the county’s taxable value to the state this year.  From $856 million in taxable value in 2013 to $907 million this year, taxable value increased a whopping $51 million.  
Of that increase, about $19.2 million was due to new growth, or homes constructed and new businesses locating in Morgan, Rich said.  This year’s $19.2 million increase in new growth outshines last year’s $6.3 million increase.

Every homeowner in the county saw a home valuation increase on their tax notices sent out this month.
County Assessor Gwen D. Rich reported a significant increase in the county’s taxable value to the state this year.  From $856 million in taxable value in 2013 to $907 million this year, taxable value increased a whopping $51 million.  

August 28, 2014

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources awarded Trout Unlimited a $17,000 grant for preliminary work on a Weber River design study in Morgan County from the diversion dam at Como Springs into Morgan City, including the stretch of the river near Riverside Park.
The study is slated to begin in October when water levels are lower to fund preliminary conceptual designs for river restoration and will likely involve survey work of the waterway.  
“The project is a cooperative one across the watershed that will benefit fish, wildlife, anglers, recreational water users and agricultural producers,” said Paul Burnett with Trout Unlimited, a nationwide nonprofit organization aiming to conserve and protect cold water habitat.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources awarded Trout Unlimited a $17,000 grant for preliminary work on a Weber River design study in Morgan County from the diversion dam at Como Springs into Morgan City, including the stretch of the river near Riverside Park.

August 28, 2014

World War II tore the world apart and brought our country together as young men and women served their nation with valor.  One of those courageous servicemen, Keith Little, joined the Navy at 18, traveling across the world from his hometown of Morgan.
First stationed on the battleship USS New Mexico and then on the USS Missouri, Little worked diligently as a radio intercept operator.  With skill he copied radio traffic and broke codes to aid the United States with knowledge on locations and information coming from the other side.  
Like many others who have seen war firsthand, Little does not speaks very much about his service in the Navy.  His silence may be out of necessity more than others.  Little’s mission was extremely secretive.  The family reports that his name wasn’t even recorded as being on the ship.  
After Little’s service, he had the option to go home immediately on a ship or go to another area to attend a ceremony and receive his awards.

World War II tore the world apart and brought our country together as young men and women served their nation with valor.  One of those courageous servicemen, Keith Little, joined the Navy at 18, traveling across the world from his hometown of Morgan.

August 15, 2014

It was standing room only at the Aug. 14 Morgan County Planning Commission as more than 200 people crowded the Morgan County Courthouse and 45 people voiced their opinions about the proposed Yaryca Master Planned Community.
Applicants asked the commission to amend the county’s future land map in the East Canyon area, an action that could eventually make way for a new resort community. 
In a 4-2 vote, the planning commission voted to let the Morgan County Council know they support the future land use map amendment, re-designating 2,980 acres from natural resources and recreation to master planned community.

It was standing room only at the Aug. 14 Morgan County Planning Commission as more than 200 people crowded the Morgan County Courthouse and 45 people voiced their opinions about the proposed Yaryca Master Planned Community.

August 15, 2014

More than 200 people crowded the Morgan County Courthouse auditorium during a public hearing Aug. 14 to amend the county’s future land map in the East Canyon area to eventually make way for a new 2,980-acre resort.  The landowners asked the planning commission to consider re-designating 2,980 acres currently designated natural resources and recreation to master planned community.
At the Aug. 14 meeting, many residents asked for specifics, wanting to know exactly what the land owners planned to do with the 3,000 acres.  That Thursday, they were tight-lipped.  However, they laid out grand plans during the July 10 meeting a month earlier.

More than 200 people crowded the Morgan County Courthouse auditorium during a public hearing Aug. 14 to amend the county’s future land map in the East Canyon area to eventually make way for a new 2,980-acre resort.  The landowners asked the planning commission to consider re-designating 2,980 acres currently designated natural resources and recreation to master planned community.

August 14, 2014

Tuesday morning, 40 Holcim employees were encouraged to forgo their regular workday to offer service instead.  They loaded their gear and headed to the Morgan Lions Club lodge.
The volunteers arrived early, filling the parking area with pickup trucks, flatbed trailers and cement trucks.  As work began, the grassy area was loaded up with old railings and faulty pieces of wood to make way for updated cement stairs and a new patio behind the facility. 

Tuesday morning, 40 Holcim employees were encouraged to forgo their regular workday to offer service instead.  They loaded their gear and headed to the Morgan Lions Club lodge.

August 14, 2014
Audit addresses Trojan Center construction, internal controls

The Morgan County School District is sharing results of a special Utah State Office of Education audit spurred by anonymous complaints regarding how construction of the Trojan Century Center was funded.
“Callers were telling the state office of education they felt there was some misappropriation of dollars in the creation of the Trojan center,” Superintendent Doug Jacobs said. 

The Morgan County School District is sharing results of a special Utah State Office of Education audit spurred by anonymous complaints regarding how construction of the Trojan Century Center was funded.

August 14, 2014

The Utah Transit Authority board recommended not proceeding with placing a Morgan County annexation measure on the November ballot, saying an overwhelming majority of the feedback they received was in opposition.
“Public input weighed heavily on the decision,” said Ryan Taylor, UTA coordinated mobility manager.  “We weighed all factors including public support, the nature of the county and its rural setting, and the needs of the community at this time.”
UTA and Morgan County Councilman Logan Wilde agreed that this is just not the proper time for a “marriage of Morgan and UTA.”
The UTA board subcommittee met and made the recommendation Wednesday.  The Morgan County Council can still vote whether or not to keep the tax increase issue off the ballot. 

The Utah Transit Authority board recommended not proceeding with placing a Morgan County annexation measure on the November ballot, saying an overwhelming majority of the feedback they received was in opposition.

August 7, 2014

Potholes, patchwork and standing water, oh my!!
The Morgan County Council unanimously approved up to $400,000 in road repairs Tuesday, getting a solid start on a much-needed road repair and maintenance program in the county.
As many as 11 projects totaling 4.1 miles of county roads are on the list, ranked in order by the county facilities director and contracted engineer.
“The council had no input on the areas that are being worked on.  It is not a political thing,” said Morgan County Councilman Robert Kilmer.  “It is strictly based on a professional analysis of what needs to be fixed first.”

Potholes, patchwork and standing water, oh my!!
The Morgan County Council unanimously approved up to $400,000 in road repairs Tuesday, getting a solid start on a much-needed road repair and maintenance program in the county.
As many as 11 projects totaling 4.1 miles of county roads are on the list, ranked in order by the county facilities director and contracted engineer.

August 7, 2014

Every rodeo begins with the National Anthem and Old Glory waving her famous red, white and blue.  The Special Needs Rodeo was no different.  Larry Turner proudly rode around the arena on horseback, presenting the Stars and Stripes, while David Olsen honorably sang the National Anthem.  
After the brief opening, Turner and Olsen joined over 20 other special needs cowboys and cowgirls in the arena to experience the thrill of a rodeo.  They came with all different abilities but with the same chance to participate. 

Every rodeo begins with the National Anthem and Old Glory waving her famous red, white and blue.  The Special Needs Rodeo was no different.  Larry Turner proudly rode around the arena on horseback, presenting the Stars and Stripes, while David Olsen honorably sang the National Anthem.  

August 7, 2014

Torrential rains and water flowing out of Lost Creek Canyon caused a mudslide Monday that threatened the Ron Crouch home at 3000 N. 7000 E. in Croydon.  Mud and debris flowed onto the road, making it impassable in places.  County emergency crews responded and closed the road to facilitate clean-up efforts.

Torrential rains and water flowing out of Lost Creek Canyon caused a mudslide Monday that threatened the Ron Crouch home at 3000 N. 7000 E. in Croydon.  Mud and debris flowed onto the road, making it impassable in places.  County emergency crews responded and closed the road to facilitate clean-up efforts.

August 7, 2014

As families with small children arrived at the Morgan County Fair to participate in the children’s games, local businesses, families and individuals gathered Saturday in the Ray W. Little Education Pavilion to purchase sheep, hogs and steers in support of area youth.  
Each youth can show as many animals as they would like, but you can only sell one animal in the junior livestock event.  This year 150 animals were sold, which means that 150 youth raised livestock for this occasional.  That is a lot of responsibility for kids this age and gives them a great chance to learn about and respect where their food comes from.
For almost a year, junior livestock participants must learn to properly feed, care for and exercise their animals.  This is no small task.  Especially for those raising steers that weigh ten times what the children raising them weigh.

As families with small children arrived at the Morgan County Fair to participate in the children’s games, local businesses, families and individuals gathered Saturday in the Ray W. Little Education Pavilion to purchase sheep, hogs and steers in support of area youth.  

July 31, 2014

Morgan County’s 11-year run with the Widowmaker Hillclimb has come to an end.
“It was a family decision we are no longer going to do the Widowmaker because of liability and insurance,” said Logan Wilde, who helps run the family ranch.
For years, the Wilde family was able to buy insurance through various programs for $5,000 a year for the event.  When previous programs stopped offering insurance, new insurance quotes were just too much for the family to swallow.

Morgan County’s 11-year run with the Widowmaker Hillclimb has come to an end.
“It was a family decision we are no longer going to do the Widowmaker because of liability and insurance,” said Logan Wilde, who helps run the family ranch.

July 31, 2014

Kendal Kingsley, daughter of David & Linda Kingsley, earned a title and received a crown that no one outside of our county has ever done before.  Kingsley was named Morgan County Fair Queen on Monday July 29.
Morgan County fair royalty contest has traditionally been a closed contest, only allowing Morgan residents to enter.  However, because of low interest, the queen division was opened to contestants outside of Morgan County, making Kingsley the first non-resident Morgan County Fair Queen in contest history. 

Kendal Kingsley, daughter of David & Linda Kingsley, earned a title and received a crown that no one outside of our county has ever done before.  Kingsley was named Morgan County Fair Queen on Monday July 29.

July 31, 2014

This year’s wrangler contest was a little different than in the past thanks to the weather. The much needed rain couldn’t damper the spirits of these young cowboys. Their dedication to the sport was evident in each ride.
Jon Cannon graciously offered the use of his equestrian facility, Graceland, located on Island Road. It turned out to be the perfect solution under the circumstances.

This year’s wrangler contest was a little different than in the past thanks to the weather. The much needed rain couldn’t damper the spirits of these young cowboys. Their dedication to the sport was evident in each ride.

July 24, 2014
Brave firefighters commended for their efforts

On Sunday, July 20 the late afternoon sky was lit with an incredible lightning storm.  As the storm raged and passed, it left quite a shock as three fires were started at nearly the same time across the valley.
One fire started near the Croydon cemetery and burned approximately 120 acres before being put out.  This fire was primarily handled by the Summit County Fire Department, but crews from Morgan were requested. 
Another fire burned in the Norwoods area along Highway 66.  Morgan Fire Chief Dave Rich received a call from a resident who had been sitting on their front porch and watched as lightening started this blaze.  He called the fire in on his way to the fire station. 
As most of the fire crews headed to this fire that eventually burned six acres, the last call came in for the Tunnel Hollow area, the canyon heading towards Taggarts.  Crews were diverted from the Norwood fire, and as the crews reached Round Valley, it became apparent they would not be able to reach this fire.

On Sunday, July 20 the late afternoon sky was lit with an incredible lightning storm.  As the storm raged and passed, it left quite a shock as three fires were started at nearly the same time across the valley.

July 24, 2014

As the Weber River through Morgan County becomes more of a hot spot for tubers and rafters, emergency calls and incidents on the river are also increasing for Morgan Emergency crews.
“Overall it is getting to be a problem because there are so many people up there,” said Terry Turner, Morgan emergency services director.  “On weekends it is pretty crowded.”

As the Weber River through Morgan County becomes more of a hot spot for tubers and rafters, emergency calls and incidents on the river are also increasing for Morgan Emergency crews.

July 24, 2014

Everyday Morgan resident Shantel Watkins, 21, sees the new white chaps hanging on her closet door reminding her of her reign as Oakley Independence Day Rodeo queen.  Sometimes, she peeks inside the padded box at her crown worth several hundreds of dollars.
But then she’s off to fulfill her duties as the reigning queen of a PRCA rodeo.  Next on the list is Coalville’s PRCA rodeo Aug. 8 and 9, where she will ride in the grand entry at the beginning of the rodeo, sign autographs, mingle with the crowd, and maybe even push cows for the roping event.

Everyday Morgan resident Shantel Watkins, 21, sees the new white chaps hanging on her closet door reminding her of her reign as Oakley Independence Day Rodeo queen.  Sometimes, she peeks inside the padded box at her crown worth several hundreds of dollars.

July 17, 2014

Not every member of the Morgan County Council agrees with putting a transit tax on the ballot, or how the county should fund road repair and maintenance.
“I am not sure if I am in favor of a transit tax,” Morgan County Council Chairman Logan Wilde said.  
The county has been discussing raising sales tax to fund transit, perhaps through an agreement with the Utah Transit Authority (UTA).  That tax must be approved before an additional tax meant to provide funds to repair and maintain county roads could be added to the sales tax increase.
Wilde said he is concerned with the view that passing the transit tax is the only way that could lead to funding county roads.
When he reads the fine print about sales tax for funding roads, Wilde said there are too many stipulations.

Not every member of the Morgan County Council agrees with putting a transit tax on the ballot, or how the county should fund road repair and maintenance.
“I am not sure if I am in favor of a transit tax,” Morgan County Council Chairman Logan Wilde said.  

July 17, 2014

Last October, mother Dusty Morgan desperately needed the aid of emergency medical service workers for her toddler, Gus, when he was found unconscious and not breathing after falling into a horse trough.  Fortunately, those workers went above and beyond and the story had a happy ending.
“Simply said, they saved more than a life, they saved our whole family,” said Dusty Morgan, a Coalville native and Morgan resident.  “They did everything they needed to give him the best, and were a great example of trust and team work.”
It was such a great example that the incident received state-wide attention from the Utah Department of Health as well as the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness.  At the July 9, Utah EMS Awards Ceremony, the Morgan County emergency was honored as the state’s outstanding performance for a rural emergency medical incident.

Last October, mother Dusty Morgan desperately needed the aid of emergency medical service workers for her toddler, Gus, when he was found unconscious and not breathing after falling into a horse trough.  Fortunately, those workers went above and beyond and the story had a happy ending.

July 17, 2014

David Allen Rich the I, II and III, all of Morgan, are fired up about a goal they have been working on for the past few years. 
The trio has a burning desire to restore a 1941 Ford Howe Fire Truck to its original state.  While it is a work in process, they have made great progress and they showed off their efforts at the Morgan 4th of July parade.  They plan to enter the antique truck in the fair parade this summer.
In 1965, a young Dave Rich I went on his very first fire call.  He took the Ford Howe truck to a barn fire on Young Street near East Canyon Creek.  The Ford Howe was retired after only a few years and replaced with a 1967 La France; unlike Rich who has dedicated nearly 50 years of service without being retired or replaced.  Through the years of service to our community and working with different engines, Rich still fondly remembers that first truck above the rest.

David Allen Rich the I, II and III, all of Morgan, are fired up about a goal they have been working on for the past few years.  

July 17, 2014

Shane Rappleye opened his new store on Commercial Street to give Morgan youth a place to work in a clean atmosphere and gain much-needed job skills.  However, with other business ventures taking up a large chunk of his time, Rappleye made the tough choice of putting Traders Apparel on the market.
After a lot of thought, Justin an Aimee Ferrin expressed their interest in purchasing the company. “The Rappleyes have been friends of ours for a long time and when the business went up for sale, we saw it as an opportunity to be involved in and give back to the community as well as it being a good teaching tool for our sons to get real-life, on-th- job experience,” said Aimee.

Shane Rappleye opened his new store on Commercial Street to give Morgan youth a place to work in a clean atmosphere and gain much-needed job skills.  However, with other business ventures taking up a large chunk of his time, Rappleye made the tough choice of putting Traders Apparel on the market.

July 10, 2014

There is demand for industrial park real estate in Morgan County, and the county should be looking into making it easier for new businesses to use such space, said Better City, the county’s economic development consultant.
The site most suitable for future industrial park development in Morgan County is on 125 acres near the recycling center, property currently owned by the Clarks and the Thackerays, said Ryan Hunter, Better City director of economic development.
Morgan City Mayor Ray Little wasn’t surprised at the location, saying it has been identified for years as a prime spot for industrial development.  “My intuition is it is a good spot,” Little said, noting that sewer trunks have already been brought to the land.

There is demand for industrial park real estate in Morgan County, and the county should be looking into making it easier for new businesses to use such space, said Better City, the county’s economic development consultant.

July 10, 2014

The 4th of July parade is something all of Morgan County looks forward to each year.  Usually the excitement comes from the children standing on the side of the road with bags hoping they will be filled to the brim with Independence Day treats.  
While this was as true this year as any year, one young lady in the crowd was about to get something much more valuable than candy thrown from a float. A diamond ring was in her future.
Cormick Breshears wanted to make his marriage proposal to his girlfriend, Whisper Givan, a fireworks show so unique and special that she, along with the town of Morgan, would never forget.  
He strategically planned it so Whisper never questioned him about riding in the parade float with the Morgan High School wrestling team.  After all, he was the assistant coach, so it was only appropriate.  “To say that I was nervous is an understatement, I was terrified!” said Breshears.  
He continued saying that keeping it a secret was no easy task.  “There were so many times where I almost slipped and said something about it. A couple of times I did slip and ask my parents something right in front of her,” commented Breshears.
As the fully decorated Razor approached, all the cameras came out. Givan said, “I think I was the only one in the dark.  Everyone else in my family knew.” But as the Razor began to turn, she started to wonder why the wrestling parade float was so girlish and void of any wrestlers. 

The 4th of July parade is something all of Morgan County looks forward to each year.  Usually the excitement comes from the children standing on the side of the road with bags hoping they will be filled to the brim with Independence Day treats.  

July 10, 2014

Fireworks and Independence Day celebrations go hand in hand. Public firework displays are a much loved tradition in Morgan, but government officials ask that you use common sense and courtesy when conducting backyard displays.
Morgan City and Morgan County have adopted the Utah code when it comes to private firework displays. According to Utah code 5-4-5, “It is unlawful to discharge fireworks in such a manner that the fireworks project over or onto the property of another person without the consent of the person owning or controlling such property.”
This makes it difficult to let off fireworks in smaller subdivisions.  With the removal of some height restrictions, even legal fireworks can end up in someone else’s yard, or worse, on their home.  Local officials are asking residents to consult their neighbors before the launching of private firework displays to prevent any discord.
If you happen to see any violations of the above provisions, please go through the proper authorities for enforcement of this code.  Enforcement of this code is handled by your local fire chief or police department.  Residents must be willing to make an official statement in order for the ordinance to be properly enforced.
Fireworks may only be discharged three days before the holiday, on the holiday and three days after, so your window for Independence Day fireworks has passed.  This information will however, apply to Pioneer Day celebrations.

Fireworks and Independence Day celebrations go hand in hand. Public firework displays are a much loved tradition in Morgan, but government officials ask that you use common sense and courtesy when conducting backyard displays.

July 10, 2014

Newspapers are dead, or at least dying.  It was a topic of study, research and debate when I was in college studying journalism 18 years ago.  Sure, it caused me to pause a moment and consider the career I was pursuing.  If I would have believed the predictions, I wouldn’t be a news editor today for a weekly published on newsprint.  But here I am, still in the newspaper business, still with a job.  And here you are, reading my inked words on newsprint.
When I was first employed with The Morgan County News in 1998, the number of subscribers was actually lower than it is now.  If newspapers are dying, why are our subscriptions up?
Readers subscribe to a newspaper for many reasons, according to an Ad Age/Ipsos Observer American Consumer Survey in 2012.  Among those reasons in order of importance are local news, coupons, national news and obituaries.
Newspapers are integral to society because they monitor local government, explore current local events, have the largest staff dedicated to reporting, compare prices, share local opinion and explore local entertainment.  This is done in detail written by other locals, not some think tank residing thousands of miles away.

Newspapers are dead, or at least dying.  It was a topic of study, research and debate when I was in college studying journalism 18 years ago.  Sure, it caused me to pause a moment and consider the career I was pursuing.  If I would have believed the predictions, I wouldn’t be a news editor today for a weekly published on newsprint.  But here I am, still in the newspape

June 25, 2014

Some 302 voters determined the outcome for the one school board seat involved in a primary election Tuesday.  The 24.77 percent of 1,219 registered voters in that district eliminated Roland Haslam from the race and sent Ted W. Taylor and incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith on to the November general election.

Some 302 voters determined the outcome for the one school board seat involved in a primary election Tuesday.  The 24.77 percent of 1,219 registered voters in that district eliminated Roland Haslam from the race and sent Ted W. Taylor and incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith on to the November general election.

June 19, 2014

In the 2013-2014 school year, the Morgan County School Board collected $6,400 in fees for use of the Trojan Century Center.  In the same time, the district paid $17,067 in utilities for the building, $6,300 for supervision of the building, $4,416 for custodians to clean the building, and another $2,300 for supplies and repairs, said District Business Manager D’Lynn Poll.
The facility is used by both students as well as community members.  As such, it is difficult to compute what percentage of utilities was paid for community use vs. district use.
Board member Ken Durrant said heating and cooling of the building would be the same no matter who was using it.  When students leave the building, the facility must still be heated and cooled, he said.
Poll said the biggest cash out of the district’s pocket that can be tied to community use was for supervision.  However, the fees collected for use of the building was enough revenue to pay for that supervision, she said.

In the 2013-2014 school year, the Morgan County School Board collected $6,400 in fees for use of the Trojan Century Center.  In the same time, the district paid $17,067 in utilities for the building, $6,300 for supervision of the building, $4,416 for custodians to clean the building, and another $2,300 for supplies and repairs, said District Business Manager D’Lynn Poll.

June 19, 2014

Over the course of its 30-year career, the Morgan High School marquee has deteriorated drastically.  Students and staff have nursed the sign along using tape, white out and other remedies to keep it going, but they are finding these methods inadequate to keep this archaic sign up to date.
Because of this deterioration, the Morgan High School Student Body Officers have come up with a plan to replace the old sign with a new digital marquee.
This updated marquee would provide the school, as well as the rest of Morgan County, a better way to advertise ongoing events that take place in our town.
To make this happen, the officers need the help of the community.  The cost of the new marquee is $30,000. To assist with that large figure, they have a plan that involves different donation tiers: bronze-$100; silver-$500; gold-$1,000; and platinum-$5,000.
In order to give full recognition to generous donors, bronze and silver level donors will have their name or company name engraved on a plate on the front of the marquee. Gold and platinum donors will have an entire brick to themselves on the base of the marquee to engrave their company name and logo. This will ensure that the entire school and community will be reminded of that generosity each time they approach the school.
In order for the new digital marquee to be in place by the time school starts this fall, donations need to be turned in by July 20, 2014. Please submit donations to Morgan High School, P.O. Box 917, Morgan, UT 84050.

Over the course of its 30-year career, the Morgan High School marquee has deteriorated drastically.  Students and staff have nursed the sign along using tape, white out and other remedies to keep it going, but they are finding these methods inadequate to keep this archaic sign up to date.

June 19, 2014

Candidates for the District 2 and District 4 Morgan County School Board positions met for a debate June 12. Voting for the primary election involving Roland Haslam, Ted Taylor and Bruce A. Galbraith for District 2 will take place Tuesday, June 24.
Alan Vesper withdrew from the District 4 race, making a primary election with Anna Phelps and incumbent Mark Farmer unnecessary. Phelps and Farmer will proceed to the general election in November. 
Haslam, Taylor, Phelps and Farmer were present for the debate sponsored by Morepac, a political action committee with the mission to “facilitate community awareness through public forums and provide accurate information on educational and economic issues.”
Farmer said the roles and responsibilities of a member of the board of education are three-fold including providing quality education that exceeds state requirements and prepares students for college, providing education consistent with the standards of the community, and handling the fiduciary responsibilities entrusted to the board.
Taylor said if elected, his responsibilities are to his constituents and representing them.  This would include making sure students receive the best education available, allowing the public to approach the board, and ensuring sufficient funds are in the budget to pay for expenses. 
Phelps said that there is more to ensuring a great education, including taking care of teachers, board members acting as facilitators, and board members attending all government council meetings.  “Academics are the first priority of a board member,” she said.

Candidates for the District 2 and District 4 Morgan County School Board positions met for a debate June 12. Voting for the primary election involving Roland Haslam, Ted Taylor and Bruce A. Galbraith for District 2 will take place Tuesday, June 24.

June 19, 2014

Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans celebrate Independence Day with a big bang of fireworks.  You can find stands on just about every street corner during the holiday, but where you choose to buy your sparklers and fountains makes a difference to one local family.
Morgan’s neighborhood firework stand is sponsored by Acme Discount Fireworks, but run by Morgan residents Jaime and Gina Grandpre. 
Shopping local helps unite our community. “Knowing that you are supporting your neighbors and friends, gives us all a sense of pride in where we live,” commented Gina. 
In support of shopping local, the family decided to change locations this year.  Instead of being housed in the parking lot of Ridley’s, the firework stand will be located in the lot next to Front Street Gifts and Crossfit Unknown.  This lot is owned by a Utah resident, resulting in a much better deal on the lease of the property, according to the Grandpre family.

Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans celebrate Independence Day with a big bang of fireworks.  You can find stands on just about every street corner during the holiday, but where you choose to buy your sparklers and fountains makes a difference to one local family.

April 7, 2014

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

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

March 25, 2014
Community lends many helpful hands

In the late afternoon of Saturday March 22, Kelly Pentz, an employee of Polaris, went into the shop behind the Polaris Dealership and Wilkinson Construction offices, where he noticed water on the floor coming from the broiler room. This unusual sight was accompanied by the smell of smoke. He quickly surveyed the boiler room where there were no apparent flames.
As Pentz went upstairs, he found the source of the smoke and began to dowse the flames with a fire extinguisher. He was then joined by TJ McMillan and Garrett Kippen, who also work for Polaris.

In the late afternoon of Saturday March 22, Kelly Pentz, an employee of Polaris, went into the shop behind the Polaris Dealership and Wilkinson Construction offices, where he noticed water on the floor coming from the broiler room. This unusual sight was accompanied by the smell of smoke. He quickly surveyed the boiler room where there were no apparent flames.

March 25, 2014

Judging on the number of candidates filing for a position on local and state school boards, education seems to be a hot topic in Morgan County.
Of the 30 Morgan County residents who filed for a government office last week, almost half of them were for a seat on either the Morgan County School Board or Utah State School Board District 1.
Of the 14 positions candidates filed for in Morgan County, the only races that will go to a June 24 primary election are for District 2 and 4 on the Morgan County School Board.

Judging on the number of candidates filing for a position on local and state school boards, education seems to be a hot topic in Morgan County.
Of the 30 Morgan County residents who filed for a government office last week, almost half of them were for a seat on either the Morgan County School Board or Utah State School Board District 1.

March 25, 2014

Six candidates will find themselves involved in the primary election for seats on the Morgan County School Board. At the same time, six other county residents who filed as candidates for one of the 14 local positions up for grabs will run unopposed in their campaigns.
Incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith will join opponents Roland Haslam and Ted W. Taylor in the primary election for the four-year District 2 Morgan School Board. Incumbent Mark A. Farmer will face opponents Anna Phelps and Alan Vesper in a primary election for the four-year District 4 Morgan School Board seat.

Six candidates will find themselves involved in the primary election for seats on the Morgan County School Board. At the same time, six other county residents who filed as candidates for one of the 14 local positions up for grabs will run unopposed in their campaigns.

January 1, 2014
There is an air of change in today’s political scene. Local businessman John Barber
hopes that he can affect which way that wind blows by giving up some of his
retirement hours to serve his fellow residents in Morgan with a run for the Utah
Senate Seat 18.
There is an air of change in today’s political scene. Local businessman John Barber hopes that he can affect which way that wind blows by giving up some of his retirement hours to serve his fellow residents in Morgan with a run for the Utah Senate Seat 18.
December 23, 2013

Morgan County offices were closed Friday when a federal judge ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage had been overturned. But Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris was watching the news with the rest of the state.

Morgan County offices were closed Friday when U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that the 2004 Utah State Constitutional amendment defining marriage as only a legal union between a man and a woman was unconstitutional. He ruled that the amendment violates due process and equal protection under the fourteenth amendment. Salt Lake County immediately began issuing licenses.

November 6, 2013

Morgan City voters cast their ballots Tuesday to retain all incumbents on the Morgan City Council. 
Jim Egbert ran unopposed for anther mayoral term, while councilman Mike Kendell ran unopposed for another two years on the city council.  Egbert received 337 votes and Kendell received 322.
Political newcomer Jaden Ingle, 19, unsuccessfully took on incumbents Ray W. Little and Shelly L. Betz.  Little, with 48 percent of the vote, and Betz, w ith 45.5 percent of the vote, will each serve another four years on the city council.  Ingle received 40 votes (5.9 percent) compared with Little’s 326 and Betz’s 309.
 

Morgan City voters cast their ballots Tuesday to retain all incumbents on the Morgan City Council. 
Jim Egbert ran unopposed for anther mayoral term, while councilman Mike Kendell ran unopposed for another two years on the city council.  Egbert received 337 votes and Kendell received 322.

November 5, 2013

Jaden Ingle is a political newcomer taking on incumbents Shelly Betz and Ray Little for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.
“I fully believe that it's time we have new ideas and new minds in our city government to help revive Morgan, and help it to grow to what it's fully capable of becoming,” said Ingle, 19. “I'm running for this position to try and help Morgan to grow, and to solve some issues the city is currently facing.”
Ingle would like to eliminate needless spending and keep utility costs at a reasonable range, which would in turn benefit business in the city “so that they can last for more than a year.”

Jaden Ingle is a political newcomer taking on incumbents Shelly Betz and Ray Little for a four-year position on the Morgan City Council.

November 5, 2013

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

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

November 5, 2013

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.
Betz moved to Morgan City in August of 2006.  As part of her job, she regularly attended both planning commission and city council meetings.
“I found I really wanted to serve and thought I could bring some new perspective and additional energy to the council,” said Betz, 48.  So, she ran for a city council position and has been serving since January of 2010.

Incumbent Shelly L. Betz is one of three candidates—including Jaden Ingle and incumbent Ray Little—running for two, four-year positions on the Morgan City Council.
Betz moved to Morgan City in August of 2006.  As part of her job, she regularly attended both planning commission and city council meetings.

August 8, 2013

When you live in a small town, soccer can be pretty competitive. The kids love to play and they love to win, which is what makes this story so touching.
Jackson Sommers was born with cerebellar atrophy, which happens when the cerebellum is smaller than normal or has atrophied from a previous state. Jackson had an MRI at 10 months old and by the time he was 2 years old, his cerebellum had atrophied to 40 percent of what a normal cerebellum should be.

When you live in a small town, soccer can be pretty competitive. The kids love to play and they love to win, which is what makes this story so touching.

August 2, 2013

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

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

July 28, 2013

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

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

June 30, 2013

Almost half of the registered voters in Morgan County turned out to the polls Tuesday night to defeat the proposed Morgan County School District voted local levy.
About 30 people gathered at the county offices late Tuesday night to view the results: 64.41 percent (1,600 votes) against, 35.59 percent (884 votes) for.  Of 5,495 registered voters, 45 percent visited the polls (2,485 voters).
Voter turnout was highest in the Croydon District, where 66 percent of registered voters cast their votes strictly by absentee ballot.  Compared to the other six voting districts, the Croydon District also had the highest percentage (80.7 percent) of voters voting against the levy.
Voter turnout was lowest in the Mountain Green District at 38.8 percent.
The district with the highest percentage voting for the levy was North Morgan, where 43 percent cast ballots supporting the levy.

Almost half of the registered voters in Morgan County turned out to the polls Tuesday night to defeat the proposed Morgan County School District voted local levy.

June 26, 2013

Almost half of the registered voters in Morgan County turned out to the polls Tuesday night to defeat the proposed Morgan County School District voted local levy. 
About 30 people gathered at the county offices late Tuesday night to view the results: 64.41 percent (1,600 votes) against, 35.59 percent (884 votes) for.  Of 5,495 registered voters, 45 percent visited the polls (2,485 voters).
Voter turnout was highest in the Croydon District, where 66 percent of registered voters cast their votes strictly by absentee ballot.  Compared to the other six voting districts, the Croydon District also had the highest percentage (80.7 percent) of voters voting against the levy.
Voter turnout was lowest in the Mountain Green District at 38.8 percent. 
The district with the highest percentage voting for the levy was North Morgan, where 43 percent cast ballots supporting the levy. 
Official results will be unveiled at the July 9 canvas, where absentee and provisional ballots will be included in the final tally.  As of Tuesday, 137 absentee ballots were still out.  To be included in the July 9 canvas, the absentee ballots must be postmarked by June 24 or earlier. 

Almost half of the registered voters in Morgan County turned out to the polls Tuesday night to defeat the proposed Morgan County School District voted local levy. 

June 18, 2013

MORGAN – Paul Raymond Stuart, age 100, passed away early Saturday morning June 15, 2013 at the Family Tree Assisted Living in Morgan, Utah. 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rock Church in Morgan. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 45 W. 200 N., Morgan and also at the church on Thursday at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

MORGAN – Paul Raymond Stuart, age 100, passed away early Saturday morning June 15, 2013 at the Family Tree Assisted Living in Morgan, Utah.  He was born on January 28, 1913 in Morgan, to Charles William and Ann Wadsworth Stuart.  Paul grew up in Morgan, and was a life-long resident of Morgan.  He married Kathleen Adams on January 16, 1941.  She passed away i

June 5, 2013

Dear Editor:
Growing a bountiful garden is a complex, evolving and sometimes trying process.  So many influences determine the success or failure of the outcome.  Is the success or failure of our children any different?  Is it any less complex?  Do we want our children to survive and just be fine?  Or do we want them to thrive and bear loads of fruit that will give back to the world around them as they mature?

Dear Editor:

June 5, 2013

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

Dear Editor:

June 5, 2013

Dear Editor:
After attending the school administration/board presentation regarding their proposed levy for increasing property taxes, I think that they made a fine presentation.  However, I must disagree that it was entirely factual.
According to the county treasurer, they received $7.033 million from property taxes in 2012.  Education presently receives 71 percent of our property taxes.

Dear Editor:
After attending the school administration/board presentation regarding their proposed levy for increasing property taxes, I think that they made a fine presentation.  However, I must disagree that it was entirely factual.

June 5, 2013

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

Dear Editor:

June 5, 2013

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

June 5, 2013

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

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

June 4, 2013

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

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

June 4, 2013

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

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

June 4, 2013

The eighty-sixth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

The eighty-sixth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

June 3, 2013

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.
Jim Bledsoe, a four-year county resident who plans to vote against the levy, acted as moderator.  The panelists included the following four residents, who are all planning to vote against the levy: Brent Anderson, local businessman; John Barber, who operated Barber Brothers Ford for 14 years; Kera Birkeland, small business owner; Joe McFarland, father of four children who have gone through Morgan schools.
Panelist Tina Cannon, a tax professional and mother of four, said she is undecided on how she will vote on June 25’s ballot.  Panelist Jennie Earl, a 10-year resident with a master’s degree in elementary education, did not want to comment on if she was pro- or anti-levy.

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.

April 20, 2013

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

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

April 17, 2013

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

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

April 12, 2013

J Myron Adair, 87, died peacefully at his home on April 11, 2013, of natural causes in the arms of his life-long sweetheart and loving wife of 66 years, Doris Johnson Adair.
A memorial service will be held Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Milton Ward, 1255 N. Morgan Valley Dr. in Morgan. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, and Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.  Interment will be at the Milton Cemetery.

 
J Myron Adair
June 22, 1925 – April 11, 2013

April 3, 2013

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

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

April 2, 2013

Donald Junior Whitear was born June 1, 1927 in a log cabin in Peterson Utah to Albert V. Whitear and Clara Catherine Gibby on the Whitear Farm.  Don passed away on that same farm March 30, 2013 from complications of cancer treatments. 
Services: Peterson Ward No Stake Center.  Viewing: Thursday April 4, 6-8pm & Friday April 5, 10:45-11:45.  Funeral at 12 noon.  The interment at Peterson Cemetery, followed by a celebration of his life at the Whitear Rec Center.  

 
Donald Junior Whitear was born June 1, 1927 in a log cabin in Peterson Utah to Albert V. Whitear and Clara Catherine Gibby on the Whitear Farm.  Don passed away on that same farm March 30, 2013 from complications of cancer treatments.  He is survived by sisters Hazel Richins and Josie Bell.
 

April 2, 2013

MORGAN - Sometimes even giants have to sleep.  In fitting fashion, Parley Otis Rose selected March 31, 2013, Easter Sunday, to begin his eternal rest from mortality. 
Funeral services will be held at the Porterville church on Friday, April 5th, at 1:00 p.m.  A viewing will be held also at the Porterville church on Thursday, April 4th, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 11:30 to 12:30.

MORGAN - Sometimes even giants have to sleep.  In fitting fashion, Parley Otis Rose selected March 31, 2013, Easter Sunday, to begin his eternal rest from mortality.  Surrounded by his family, Otis slipped peacefully from this life to the next and into the tender arms of his sweetheart who has been waiting anxiously for 14 years for his return.

January 23, 2013
Davis County Attorney’s Office declines to prosecute

The Morgan County police officer involved in a Davis County shooting Nov. 25 has been identified.  While the Davis County Attorney’s Office says Morgan Sherriff’s Sgt. Daniel Scott Peay’s use of force was “not justified” by Utah law, Davis County Attorney Troy S. Rawlings declined to prosecute Peay.
In a two-page memo to Morgan County Sheriff Blaine Breshears, Rawlings said Peay’s use of deadly force “does not squarely fit with the letter, scope and intent” of Utah law.  However, Rawlings said a jury would likely not find Peay guilty of a crime.
“We believe a unanimous jury would not convict Sergeant Peay of a crime when presented with all of the evidence,” Rawlings said in the memo. 

The Morgan County police officer involved in a Davis County shooting Nov. 25 has been identified.  While the Davis County Attorney’s Office says Morgan Sherriff’s Sgt. Daniel Scott Peay’s use of force was “not justified” by Utah law, Davis County Attorney Troy S. Rawlings declined to prosecute Peay.

December 10, 2012

After a grand jury was held, an indictment was issued on a criminal case involving a Morgan man.  Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris said he will dismiss Morgan County’s charges in the case.
According to court records in United States of America vs. Andrew Owens Pentz, the indictment was issued for one count of possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun and two counts of a felon in possession of a firearm.
Records indicated that on or about Oct. 17, 2012, Pentz knowingly possessed an unregistered 20-guage sawed-off shotgun with a barrel length of less than 18 inches, as well as associated ammunition.  As a result, Pentz will have to forfeit all firearms and ammunition in violation.

After a grand jury was held, an indictment was issued on a criminal case involving a Morgan man.  Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris said he will dismiss Morgan County’s charges in the case.

December 4, 2012

Scott Logan Gollaher is scheduled to appear before Judge Noel S. Hyde in a Morgan court room Wednesday on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, an additional 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of sodomy on a child.
Gollaher, a registered sex offender, was constructing a new home in the Morgan area when reports of sexual abuse reached the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.
On June 17, 2012, Morgan County Deputy Joseph Rohbock was called by a concerned mother whose 11-year-old daughter had been the victim of a sexual offense incident. The mother had allowed her daughter and her daughter’s cousin to go with a friend the previous day.  The three girls had traveled to Morgan to Scott Gollaher’s home at 246 E. Woods Creed Road in Morgan City.  While visiting the Morgan home, the young girl said she had been touched, spanked and continually fondled.  The visit involved a four-wheeler ride where Gollaher was the driver and the victim was his passenger in front.

Scott Logan Gollaher is scheduled to appear before Judge Noel S. Hyde in a Morgan court room Wednesday on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, an additional 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of sodomy on a child.

December 3, 2012

Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, was booked into the Davis County Jail Saturday, Dec. 1, after being released from a local hospital.  Biggs lead Morgan County deputies on a high-speed chase through three counties before attempting to ram a Morgan Sheriff vehicle in South Weber.  A Morgan deputy ended the situation when he fired his weapon into the windshield of Biggs’ GMC pickup and struck Biggs in the left eye.  The deputy has been put on paid administrative leave while the case is being investigated by the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

Kristine Nicole Biggs, 41, was booked into the Davis County Jail Saturday, Dec.

November 27, 2012

What started out as a Morgan County deputy noticing a driver driving without any lights on along Interstate 84 ended up in a high speed chase spanning three counties and the first officer-involved shooting in the county in at least 15 years.

 
What started out as a Morgan County deputy noticing a driver driving without any lights on along Interstate 84 ended up in a high speed chase spanning three counties and the first officer-involved shooting in the county in at least 15 years.

November 15, 2012

On Nov. 14, 2012, at 9:11 pm deputies in the Weber County Jail found inmate Jeffery Dean White(DOB 05-23-69) unresponsive in his cell. White was confirmed deceased at the scene by jail medical staff. Cause of death appears to be hanging. White was housed in the Weber County Jail's maximum security unit. White was housed in a cell by himself.
The Weber County Attorney’s Office is conducting the in-custody death investigation. White was in the Weber County Jail on two counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child and one count of criminal Homicide.

On Nov. 14, 2012, at 9:11 pm deputies in the Weber County Jail found inmate Jeffery Dean White(DOB 05-23-69) unresponsive in his cell. White was confirmed deceased at the scene by jail medical staff. Cause of death appears to be hanging. White was housed in the Weber County Jail's maximum security unit. White was housed in a cell by himself.

November 7, 2012

**TV tower upgrades cause hiccup in channel 11 reception
On Nov. 1, Morgan’s digit to analog television conversion was finalized with $71,000 worth of equipment installation. However, older TV sets are still having problems displaying the three KBYU channels, or channel 11.
Morgan County Councilwoman Ronda Kippen advised residents to rescan their television in order to ensure that channel 11 is reprogrammed properly. Those residents with newer television sets that automatically rescan whenever they are turned on likely have no problems receiving channel 11.

**TV tower upgrades cause hiccup in channel 11 reception
On Nov. 1, Morgan’s digit to analog television conversion was finalized with $71,000 worth of equipment installation.  However, older TV sets are still having problems displaying the three KBYU channels, or channel 11.

November 7, 2012

In both of Morgan’s only contested local races, the incumbents came out on top. In the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race, Jody V. Hipwell beat out opponent Lydia Nuttall by just 23 votes. The final count was 418 to 395.

For the backyard neighbors, it was an interesting race from the primary vote earlier this year until Election Day.

For School Board District 3, incumbent Ken A Durrant won with 427 votes over Clay Ivan Rich’s 295 votes.

See this week's The Morgan County News for the full story.

In both of Morgan’s only contested local races, the incumbents came out on top. In the Morgan County School Board Precinct 1 race, Jody V. Hipwell beat out opponent Lydia Nuttall by just 23 votes. The final count was 418 to 395.

November 1, 2012

Just 16 months apart in age, sisters Marnie Franich Stark and Rana Franich Aguirre were inseparable.  When they were young, their mother Jessie Franich would dress them like twins.  The “Fiesty Franich sisters” shared many common friends while attending Morgan High School.  Even their parents couldn’t tell their voices apart on the phone. 
As the oldest sister, Marnie would often offer Rana relationship advice.  But the tables had turned in the last three years when Marnie found herself in an abusive relationship with her live-in boyfriend Jeffrey Dene White.  And Rana, who had dated White herself two decades ago, often warned Marnie about his substance abuse and potential for violence. 

Just 16 months apart in age, sisters Marnie Franich Stark and Rana Franich Aguirre were inseparable. When they were young, their mother Jessie Franich would dress them like twins. The “Fiesty Franich sisters” shared many common friends while attending Morgan High School. Even their parents couldn’t tell their voices apart on the phone.

November 1, 2012
continued from "Friends and family remember domestic violence victim"

**Hailey Kilburn Jones (cousin):
Marnie meant so much to me.  So many wonderful memories: her beautiful smile; her heart-felt giggles, giggles that came from her toes up; her one-of-a kind hugs, I always knew how much she loved me when she gave me one.  She wasn't just my cousin I was very close with, but my friend also.  All the fun Christmas Eves together as a family are great memories.  She was my protector growing up.  She was ALWAYS there when I needed her most; it's like she could sense that.  When my husband lost his job, she was the first one to my house to see how she could help.  She was so caring, loving, and giving.  I look back on her life and realize all the effort she put in to stay close and to know what was going on in our families’ lives.  She cared so much for everyone's well being.  I want to live my life by her example.  She had such a way of letting you know and feel how important you were to her and how much she loved you.  I see now how important it is to let people know how you feel about them.  You can't wait for tomorrow; do it today.  Marnie did that.  I never questioned what I meant to her.  Whether it was with words or deeds, I just knew how much I meant to her and how much she loved me.  She meant the world to me.  I love her with all my heart! She was kind and caring.  She loved unconditionally.  She always made you feel special.  She had a one-of-a-kind smile that truly did light up the room.  Her hugs were the kind of hugs that got you through until the next time you saw her again.  Most importantly, she was BEAUTIFUL inside and out.  She was always a protector and loved fiercely those closest to her.  Our Marn was just so special, she touched so many lives. She was an angel here on Earth to our family, and now she is our sweet angel in Heaven. 

**Hailey Kilburn Jones (cousin):

October 25, 2012
Morgan native to be laid to rest Friday

As the Morgan community lays one of its own to rest today, the man suspected of causing her death sits behind bars.
Jeffrey Dene White, 43, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Weber County Jail on first degree felony murder and two counts of third degree felony charges of commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child. 
According to Ogden Police Lieutenant Danielle Croyle, two children under the age of 10 were present during the murder of Marnie Franich Stark, 38.  She is the daughter of Morgan locals Matthew Joseph and Jessie Franich.
The Ogden Police Department responded to an “unattended death” Oct. 20 on the 1300 block of Douglas Avenue.  During the course of the investigation, Ogden Major Crimes Detectives determined there was evidence to support the cause of death as a homicide.
Stark was pronounced dead at McKay-Dee Hospital that day.  White was her live-in boyfriend.

As the Morgan community lays one of its own to rest today, the man suspected of causing her death sits behind bars.
Jeffrey Dene White, 43, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Weber County Jail on first degree felony murder and two counts of third degree felony charges of commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child. 

October 25, 2012

Thursday, Oct. 25, snow packed roads caused numerous slide-offs on I-84.  Because of the slide-offs, several semis pulled over only to get stuck in the snow on the sidelines.  The road was closed for several hours to allow time for snow removal and clean-up. 
Highway 39 through Ogden Canyon was also closed temporarily due to a weather related accident.
Morgan County was hit with more than six inches overnight.  Teachers who commute from Ogden were stuck in the canyon and buses were stuck in the snow, so Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary were both closed for the day.  This is a rare occurrence in Morgan, so students were thrilled and kids all through the county pulled out their sleds and made the most of it.
The first snowfall of the year is historically bad for driving conditions, which makes it especially important to slow down and drive carefully.

Thursday, Oct. 25, snow packed roads caused numerous slide-offs on I-84.  Because of the slide-offs, several semis pulled over only to get stuck in the snow on the sidelines.  The road was closed for several hours to allow time for snow removal and clean-up. 
Highway 39 through Ogden Canyon was also closed temporarily due to a weather related accident.

October 8, 2012

The rapids at Taggart are well known to many rafters, tubers, and kayakers. But it’s now a location for many who enjoy the emerging sport of stand up paddle boarding, or SUP.

 
The rapids at Taggart are well known to many rafters, tubers, and kayakers. But it’s now a location for many who enjoy the emerging sport of stand up paddle boarding, or SUP.

October 4, 2012

Chet and Joan Adams are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Hannah, to Jordan Douglas Bischoff, son of Mark and Jenifer Bischoff.
Hannah and Jordan will be married today,
 
Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in the Bountiful Temple. Their reception will be held at the Rock Church in Morgan from 6-8 p.m. with dancing from 8-8:30 p.m.
Hannah graduated from Morgan High School and Morgan High LDS Seminary. She graduated from Weber State University with a degree in sociology and is employed at Morgan High School and the Utah State University extension office.
Jordan graduated from Morgan High School and Morgan High LDS Seminary. He served an LDS mission to Oslo, Norway. He is currently employed by Centerpoint Construction and plans to attend Weber State University this winter.
After a honeymoon to Las Vegas, the couple will be making their home in Morgan.
In case of an oversight, Hannah and Jordan would love for you to come and enjoy the evening with them.

Chet and Joan Adams are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Hannah, to Jordan Douglas Bischoff, son of Mark and Jenifer Bischoff.
Hannah and Jordan will be married today,
 

October 4, 2012

Aug 31 – MHS Varsity Football, MHS vs Wasatch, 7 p.m.
 
September
 
7 – Varsity Football, MHS vs. Grantsville, 7 p.m.
7 – MHS Class of ‘77 pre-reunion event football game at 7 p.m. For more info. 801-372-9861.
8 – MHS Class of ‘77 Reunion dinner at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn at 6 p.m.
8 – ACT test at MHS
8 – Class of 1982 Reunion, MHS Commons
11 – 4-H Centennial Celebration Banquet, Join us for a night of celebration and join us from 6-7 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. for the program. Check out extension.usu.edu/morgan for more information.
15 - Morgan Cruz’n Classics car show – Riverside Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., entry form online at www.morgancityut.com, free admission.
15 - 3rd annual Weber/Morgan Chapter Buddy Walk & 5K. 5K registration at 8:30 a.m. and begins at 9. Buddy Walk registration 10 a.m. and begins at 11. For more info. call 801-309-0950.
15, 16 - Morgan Utah Stake Conference at the Morgan Utah Stake Center, 355 N. 700 E. Priesthood Leadership Meeting - Sat. at 4 p.m., age 18 and up -Sat. at 7 p.m. General session - Sun. at 10 a.m. The general session will originate from the stake center and will be broadcast to the chapel in Porterville, to the Rock Chapel, and to the Family Tree Assisted Living Center. All are invited to attend.
17, 18, 19 - MHS Mini Cheer Clinics after school, at each school until 5 p.m. Performance will be Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. at MHS J.V. Football Game. Sign ups MES and MGE Sept. 10 3-5 p.m. For more info contact Wendy Wilkinson @801-645-4199.
18 - 4-H AfterSchool Club Series begins. See extension.usu.edu/morgan for more information or stop into the Extension office to register today.
19 – Free Cooking & Nutrition Class, topic is Cooking with Preserved Foods. Time 10-11 a.m. at the Court House Auditorium.
20 - 4-H Family Fun Night 6:30 p.m. at the Court House Auditorium. Join us for a free craft project and yummy treats. Open to all ages.
 
October
 
17 – Free Cooking & Nutrition Class, topic is Comfort Foods Re-Invented. Time 10-11 a.m. at the Court House Auditorium.
18 - 4-H Family Fun Night 6:30 p.m. at the Court House Auditorium. Join us for a free craft project and yummy treats. Open to all ages.

Aug 31 – MHS Varsity Football, MHS vs Wasatch, 7 p.m.
 
September
 

October 4, 2012

The Morgan County Council has agreed with moving forward on hiring someone to help with the county’s economic development goals.
"We have difficulties in the county," Councilman Lyle Nelson said. "We are hailed as the county that is difficult to do business in, or get a business started in. I have heard horror stories of those that gave up trying."
He said the answer to turning that around is to hire at least a part-time economic development director or consultant.
"We need someone on our side that can actively recruit," Nelson said. "We need to put some money into someone here consistently that answers the phone."

 
 
 
The Morgan County Council has agreed with moving forward on hiring someone to help with the county’s economic development goals.

October 4, 2012

The Morgan County Council has agreed to purchase the former bus garage on State Street from the Morgan County School District for an undisclosed amount to be paid over a three-year period.
The facility will be used as storage for various county equipment including sheriff department and emergency vehicles. Presently, a majority of such equipment, valued at several hundred thousand dollars, is stored outside and subject to weather deterioration.
Chairwoman Tina Kelley cast one of two opposing votes, saying the county had other financial priorities such as replacing a boiler for the county building.

The Morgan County Council has agreed to purchase the former bus garage on State Street from the Morgan County School District for an undisclosed amount to be paid over a three-year period.

October 4, 2012

Creative and ambitious individuals that have a passion for what they do were found in abundance at this week’s Morgan farmer’s market. Each vendor has a unique story and purpose for being involved.
One such vendor is Davis Produce. Davis Produce offers a variety of fresh grown produce from their greenhouse. Tina Davis, owner, is glad to be back for another year and says she enjoys the people of Morgan.
Handcrafted and homemade items from Carol Marshall included parchment crafted book markers designed with calligraphy ink and paint on a type of paper known as velum. Marshall has done this craft for over 10 years and she enjoys it the most. Recently retired, she found herself not content. To broaden her interests, she discovered craft books and learned how to make bracelets and earrings.

Creative and ambitious individuals that have a passion for what they do were found in abundance at this week’s Morgan farmer’s market. Each vendor has a unique story and purpose for being involved.

October 4, 2012
Morgan, Mountain Green firefighters join forces with outside crews to battle blaze

Just after noon on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012, Austin Larson was working at the rock pit in Mountain Green when he heard an unusual noise across the street that got his attention. When he confirmed there was smoke he quickly went to the Mountain Green fire Station, where he works as a volunteer fire fighter. Larson retrieved the fire engine and made his way back the short distance to the home to find that the fire was already fully evolved. By this time calls were coming in from a postal worker who was in the area, a 1st Bank employee from the bank next to the house, and others who viewed the smoke and flames.
As the house burned firefighters from surrounding areas were called in including two trucks from Weber County and a ladder truck from South Ogden. Brush trucks helped with a grass fire that spread behind 1st Bank, Mountain Green Branch. Twenty-eight fire fighters worked on the blaze before they were able to stop it around 4 p.m. The house continued to smolder until about 6 p.m. A crew remained at the scene overnight and was able to control two or three flare ups during the night, reported Dave Rich, Morgan County fire chief.

Just after noon on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012, Austin Larson was working at the rock pit in Mountain Green when he heard an unusual noise across the street that got his attention. When he confirmed there was smoke he quickly went to the Mountain Green fire Station, where he works as a volunteer fire fighter.

October 4, 2012

Morgan Health Center will be breaking ground on its new building Saturday at 1 p.m. at 166 N. State Street. The public is encouraged to attend a short groundbreaking program followed by light refreshments.
The Morgan Health Center and its dedicated staff of physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and administrative staff have been serving the community for more than 20 years. Carol Durrant and Myra Turner remain as the original staff when the clinic first opened. MountainStar and HCA Physician Services are dedicated to providing the best possible care to the residents of Morgan and the surrounding communities.

Morgan Health Center will be breaking ground on its new building Saturday at 1 p.m. at 166 N. State Street. The public is encouraged to attend a short groundbreaking program followed by light refreshments.

October 4, 2012

55 Alive Class Aug. 6 from 9 a.m til 1. Please let us know if you would like to attend since there is limited space. Anyone who has been in the education field can attend for $4, AARP members $12 and non-members $14. You can receive a discount on your car insurance for a three year period just for taking this class. Marie Nye is an excellent teacher and you gain a great deal of knowledge about your driving habits.
 
September
 
11: Temple trip - please call Emma Lou to sign up. Lunch at noon.
12: Enjoy a ride up to Jeremy Ranch and around the Jordanelle and Echo dams following lunch on Wednesday.
The group will leave around 1:30.
13: Right after lunch there will be a book review. Just come and relax and listen to a very interesting book.
19: Have lunch and then a great hand massage with ShaRon. The massages and conversation are free and then everyone will be put into a drawing for free hand lotion.
20: Blood pressures with Alice Hirai. Then following lunch, Madeline, from USU Extension Office, will give everyone tips on nutrition, plus have samples for your enjoyment.
25: Foot Clinic with Happy Feet. Please call in for your reservations: 845-4040.
26: Back massages with Val. Cost is $5 for 10 minutes. Please sign up when you come or we can put your name down by calling the center. Appointments will begin at 12:30.
28: The Annual Fall Leaf Tour to Cache Valley will leave the center at 9 a.m. with Mary Kaye as your volunteer driver. Enjoy a fun day of sightseeing, eating, gathering goodies and great companionship. The group will return around 3 - so plan your day.
Keep in mind all the great volunteers we have serving everyone at the center and give them an occasional "thank you" - they do many kind acts!
Come and check out the new computers at the senior center. They are here for everyone to enjoy. Loiis Woody is willing to help you out with any of your questions. Let’s get you started.

55 Alive Class Aug. 6 from 9 a.m til 1. Please let us know if you would like to attend since there is limited space. Anyone who has been in the education field can attend for $4, AARP members $12 and non-members $14. You can receive a discount on your car insurance for a three year period just for taking this class.

October 4, 2012

Snowbasin Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Baker as Snowbasin’s new Food & Beverage Director, effective September 4, 2012.
Peter has spent over 12 years in the leadership & planning position for several top rated resorts the most recent being at Grand Targee as their Beverage, Dinning, & Entertainment Director. Prior to that, Peter spent several years at Idaho’s Tamarack and Northern California’s Kirkwood Resorts as director of their food & beverage departments. "With such an extensive background in the resort food & beverage industry, Peter will be a great addition to Snowbasin," said John Loomis General Manager of Snowbasin Resort.

Snowbasin Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Baker as Snowbasin’s new Food & Beverage Director, effective September 4, 2012.

August 29, 2012

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 12 - 18, with a total of 89 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for August 12 - 18, with a total of 89 calls
 
Assistance: (5)Morgan City, Peterson, Porterville, Round Valley;
Animal Complaint: Littleton, (5)Morgan City, Peterson, Porterville, Stoddard;

August 2, 2012

Matthew Godfrey, Morgan City’s economic development consultant, is “very confident” he has found a developer who wants to build a hotel in the area.  However, Godfrey says a letter from the Morgan County Council supporting improvements along the banks of the Weber River near Como Springs and the county fairgrounds would go a long way in bringing a hotel project to fruition.

Matthew Godfrey, Morgan City’s economic development consultant, is “very confident” he has found a developer who wants to build a hotel in the area.  However, Godfrey says a letter from the Morgan County Council supporting improvements along the banks of the Weber River near Como Springs and the county fairgrounds would go a long way in bringing a hotel project to fruitio

July 10, 2012
Obituary

MORGAN – John Conrad Irwin, Jr., 96, died July 9, 2012 at his home in Morgan, Utah.  He was born Nov. 2, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah to John Conrad, Sr., and Eleanor Elizabeth Collett Irwin.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11 am at the Rock Chapel, 10 W. Young Street, Morgan. Friends and family may attend a viewing Friday from 6 to 8 at Walker Mortuary in Morgan and Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 am at the church.

MORGAN – John Conrad Irwin, Jr., 96, died July 9, 2012 at his home in Morgan, Utah.  He was born Nov. 2, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah to John Conrad, Sr., and Eleanor Elizabeth Collett Irwin.

July 6, 2012

 
The Morgan High Troyettes are off to a fresh start this year.   Their new coach is Kim Ball.  She is a great new addition to the team!  
The Troyettes just returned from camp where they received a spirit award, technique award, and an award for their performance! 

The Morgan High Troyettes are off to a fresh start this year.   Their new coach is Kim Ball.  She is a great new addition to the team!  
The Troyettes just returned from camp where they received a spirit award, technique award, and an award for their performance! 

July 6, 2012

 
Frank and Suzanne Zuech celebrate their golden anniversary of 50 years on July 7 2012. 
They both grew up in the small town of Superior, Wyo. Both attending school together. It was later at college where they fell in love. They were married on July 7 1962. 

Frank and Suzanne Zuech celebrate their golden anniversary of 50 years on July 7 2012. 
They both grew up in the small town of Superior, Wyo. Both attending school together. It was later at college where they fell in love. They were married on July 7 1962. 

July 6, 2012

We all look back and think of teachers that have inspired us—those who teach us more than what can be captured within the confines of textbook. For the past 40 years, Morgan Middle School art teacher Steve Carrigan was one of those.

 

July 6, 2012

 
The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of  Beth Richins, Louise Walker, Beth Turner,  Rosella Compton, Donald Butters, and Grant Francis  to celebrate their birthdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 30 Family Tree Assisted Living
862 E. Mahogany Ridge Rd.

 
The Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family and friends of  Beth Richins, Louise Walker, Beth Turner,  Rosella Compton, Donald Butters, and Grant Francis  to celebrate their birthdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 30 Family Tree Assisted Living

July 6, 2012

The Morgan County School Board voted to continue serving breakfast to Morgan Elementary Students in the 2012-2013 year.  Morgan Elementary was the first school in the district to offer a breakfast program.  After watching the program closely, board members and other district administrators said they may consider offering a similar program at Morgan Middle School.

The Morgan County School Board voted to continue serving breakfast to Morgan Elementary Students in the 2012-2013 year.  Morgan Elementary was the first school in the district to offer a breakfast program.  After watching the program closely, board members and other district administrators said they may consider offering a similar program at Morgan Middle School.

July 6, 2012

Even though summer is here for over 2,000 Morgan students, it only takes about two weeks before the kids start to ask, “What can I do today, mom?”  As educators we hope you will take time with your children to continue the process of learning as the summer progresses.   

Even though summer is here for over 2,000 Morgan students, it only takes about two weeks before the kids start to ask, “What can I do today, mom?”  As educators we hope you will take time with your children to continue the process of learning as the summer progresses.   

July 6, 2012

Lisa Hone, or Lisa Hatch Hone as she is known on Facebook, came to Morgan with her husband and family five years ago, seeking a good community to raise children.  And boy, do the Hones feel like they came to the right place!  

Lisa Hone, or Lisa Hatch Hone as she is known on Facebook, came to Morgan with her husband and family five years ago, seeking a good community to raise children.  And boy, do the Hones feel like they came to the right place!  

July 6, 2012

Randolph Peay of Porterville is budding as an up and coming artist on both a local and national level.  In April he graduated from BYU Idaho receiving his BS in Fine Arts.  Now he is receiving accolades for his growing portfolio.

Randolph Peay of Porterville is budding as an up and coming artist on both a local and national level.  In April he graduated from BYU Idaho receiving his BS in Fine Arts.  Now he is receiving accolades for his growing portfolio.

July 6, 2012

By asking their human resource consultant to write up a job description, the Morgan County Council is moving ahead with creating a county facilities manager to oversee three departments.  The new job description will help the council settle on a salary range in the future.

By asking their human resource consultant to write up a job description, the Morgan County Council is moving ahead with creating a county facilities manager to oversee three departments.  The new job description will help the council settle on a salary range in the future.

July 6, 2012

At a ceremony just after the flag raising on the fourth of July, individuals from various branches of government in the county gathered to reaffirm their commitment to supporting the families who have individuals serving in the armed services.  “We owe it to our veterans, we owe it to those who are serving our county and protecting us,” said Mayor Egbert.  

At a ceremony just after the flag raising on the fourth of July, individuals from various branches of government in the county gathered to reaffirm their commitment to supporting the families who have individuals serving in the armed services.  “We owe it to our veterans, we owe it to those who are serving our county and protecting us,” said Mayor Egbert.  

July 6, 2012

Weber County dispatch officials are so concerned about addressing problems in Morgan County that they are unwilling to be held responsible if emergency crews are unable to find addresses.

Weber County dispatch officials are so concerned about addressing problems in Morgan County that they are unwilling to be held responsible if emergency crews are unable to find addresses.

July 6, 2012

The Morgan Academy of Dance and Tumbling presented their students from the three studios, in three shows, at one place: Morgan High School Auditorium. The three studios are located in Morgan, Mountain Green, and Coalville.

The Morgan Academy of Dance and Tumbling presented their students from the three studios, in three shows, at one place: Morgan High School Auditorium. The three studios are located in Morgan, Mountain Green, and Coalville.

July 6, 2012

 
The Morgan County School Board approved a new high school attendance policy.
“Attendance is always a difficult thing,” said Morgan High School Principal Wade Murdock.

The Morgan County School Board approved a new high school attendance policy.
“Attendance is always a difficult thing,” said Morgan High School Principal Wade Murdock.

July 6, 2012

 
District officials are considering a new tardy policy at Morgan Middle School.
The new policy is based on one already in place at Roosevelt Junior High, Morgan Middle School Principal Terry Allen said.  In surveying his staff, 90 percent responded that they liked the new policy.

District officials are considering a new tardy policy at Morgan Middle School.
The new policy is based on one already in place at Roosevelt Junior High, Morgan Middle School Principal Terry Allen said.  In surveying his staff, 90 percent responded that they liked the new policy.

July 6, 2012

 
Morgan County Fire Warden Boyd Carrigan was happy to get multiple calls from people passing by on the freeway who noticed a grass fire in Mountain Green on Friday.
“If you see smoke of any kind, call.  A lot of people think someone else will do it,” Carrigan said.  “I would rather it be a false alarm than not be able to jump on it quick enough.”

Morgan County Fire Warden Boyd Carrigan was happy to get multiple calls from people passing by on the freeway who noticed a grass fire in Mountain Green on Friday.

July 6, 2012

Several months ago, after much deliberation, a difficult decision was made to discontinue the popular Gerald Anderson 5-K Run.  For more than 10 years the second Saturday in June had been a time for a fun- packed community and family event.   It was also a time to remember Gerald Anderson and his great love for the history of Morgan County.

 

July 6, 2012

Movies in the park are fast becoming a popular inexpensive date night, family night out and all around great fun for anyone who comes. The Orn family has been working to provide this opportunity to all the members of our community from Morgan to Mountain Green. 

Movies in the park are fast becoming a popular inexpensive date night, family night out and all around great fun for anyone who comes. The Orn family has been working to provide this opportunity to all the members of our community from Morgan to Mountain Green. 

July 6, 2012

This last week the Queen of England celebrated 60 years on the throne with a Diamond Jubilee.  She has now served longer than any other monarch since Queen Victoria, who reined for 63 years.  Many residents of Morgan have English ancestry.

This last week the Queen of England celebrated 60 years on the throne with a Diamond Jubilee.  She has now served longer than any other monarch since Queen Victoria, who reined for 63 years.  Many residents of Morgan have English ancestry.

July 6, 2012

 
Goldenwest Credit Union was named the 2012 Utah “Best of State” medal winner in the credit union category for the fifth consecutive year. The Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in a vast array of industry sectors including business, education, hospitality, retail, and technology. 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.

Goldenwest Credit Union was named the 2012 Utah “Best of State” medal winner in the credit union category for the fifth consecutive year. The Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in a vast array of industry sectors including business, education, hospitality, retail, and technology.

July 6, 2012

As part of celebrating its 100th anniversary worldwide, Holcim is donating 100 man hours to the communities they operate in.  In Morgan, this means $8,000 worth of new playground equipment for the Croydon Park, as well as the man-hours needed to install it.  The equipment removed from the Croydon park is slated to be installed at the county fairgrounds.

 

July 6, 2012

 
Dear Editor,
Regarding Mr. Hornes letter to the editor that was published in the June 1 edition of The Morgan County News, I would first suggest that there are about 6.6 million Americans that would take great offense to your comparing of anything going on in the U.S. to the holocaust and the mass murder of 6 million people in WWII.

Dear Editor,
Regarding Mr. Hornes letter to the editor that was published in the June 1 edition of The Morgan County News, I would first suggest that there are about 6.6 million Americans that would take great offense to your comparing of anything going on in the U.S. to the holocaust and the mass murder of 6 million people in WWII.

July 6, 2012

 
Elder Sawyer Alan Brooks, son of Alan and Teresa Brooks has been called to the Chile Antofagasta Mission. 
He will report to the Missionary Training Center in Provo on July 11, 2012.

Elder Sawyer Alan Brooks, son of Alan and Teresa Brooks has been called to the Chile Antofagasta Mission. 
He will report to the Missionary Training Center in Provo on July 11, 2012.

July 6, 2012

 
The Morgan City Council appointed their newest member Tuesday.
Among five residents who expressed interest in the seat left vacant after Lynn Mickelsen’s death, the council chose Michael L. Kendell to serve through 2014.   Julie Anderson, Stephen V. Gale, Holly Limb, and DeOrr Peterson were the other applicants.

The Morgan City Council appointed their newest member Tuesday.

July 6, 2012

An open house was held on June 7 at the Morgan County Memorial Building to discuss modifications to several areas of county road.  The two hour open house held in the county chambers was an open forum for residents to study the proposed plan and give input.  Approximately 15 citizens came to voice their opinion.  The outcome of the meeting was favorable and construction will begin this fall with the majority of the work being completed in spring and summer 2013.  

An open house was held on June 7 at the Morgan County Memorial Building to discuss modifications to several areas of county road.  The two hour open house held in the county chambers was an open forum for residents to study the proposed plan and give input.  Approximately 15 citizens came to voice their opinion.  The outcome of the meeting was favorabl

July 6, 2012

The Morgan County Sheriff vehicles have a new look.  You will soon see them around town, hopefully to the side of the road or in passing, and not behind you enforcing the ‘Click it or Ticket’ law which is currently in full force.  

The Morgan County Sheriff vehicles have a new look.  You will soon see them around town, hopefully to the side of the road or in passing, and not behind you enforcing the ‘Click it or Ticket’ law which is currently in full force.  

July 6, 2012

The Shoshone and Ute Indians made Richville their home during the summer time. For the most part they were friendly and the pioneers shared with them. Some of the journals say, “As they would ride through the area the scalps could be seen hanging about them. These scalps were from other tribes of Indians and not from white men.” 

The Shoshone and Ute Indians made Richville their home during the summer time. For the most part they were friendly and the pioneers shared with them. Some of the journals say, “As they would ride through the area the scalps could be seen hanging about them. These scalps were from other tribes of Indians and not from white men.” 

July 6, 2012

 
County seeing uptick in building permits

The number of building permits is on the rise this year, said Morgan County Councilwoman Ronda Kippen.  So far this year, 20 applicants have filed building permits.  That is an increase compared to four at this time last year.

County seeing uptick in building permits

The number of building permits is on the rise this year, said Morgan County Councilwoman Ronda Kippen.  So far this year, 20 applicants have filed building permits.  That is an increase compared to four at this time last year.
July 6, 2012

District begins WSU rental fee, lease for energy savings
A revenue shortage has the Morgan County School District thinking creatively this year. 

District begins WSU rental fee, lease for energy savings

July 6, 2012

Our sweet, loving wife and mother Fern Porter Carter, 91, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan, Utah.  She was born in Porterville, Utah on April 6, 1921 to Franklin Sylvanus Porter and Emma Mae Durrant.  She attended school in Porterville and Morgan.

Our sweet, loving wife and mother Fern Porter Carter, 91, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan, Utah.  She was born in Porterville, Utah on April 6, 1921 to Franklin Sylvanus Porter and Emma Mae Durrant.  She attended school in Porterville and Morgan.

July 6, 2012

Our husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend, Gordon Barnes Bond passed from this mortal existence on June 14m 2012, to celebrate his 87th birthday in his eternal home with his family and friends. 

Our husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend, Gordon Barnes Bond passed from this mortal existence on June 14m 2012, to celebrate his 87th birthday in his eternal home with his family and friends. 

July 6, 2012

MORGAN - Our Dad, brother, uncle, son and good friend Patrick Allen Alexander (Gomm), 59, passed away on Sunday, June 3, at the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans home from Lewy Body Dementia, after fighting a valiant battle from the disease.

MORGAN - Our Dad, brother, uncle, son and good friend Patrick Allen Alexander (Gomm), 59, passed away on Sunday, June 3, at the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans home from Lewy Body Dementia, after fighting a valiant battle from the disease.

July 6, 2012

With primary elections approaching, it is always good to be educated about your candidates.  Please note the following candidates: 

With primary elections approaching, it is always good to be educated about your candidates.  Please note the following candidates: 

July 6, 2012

Roll-over Friday on I-84. There were two occupants. The passenger had minor injuries, but both were able to climb out of the vehicle on their own.

Roll-over Friday on I-84. There were two occupants. The passenger had minor injuries, but both were able to climb out of the vehicle on their own. Witnesses said the camper they were towing began to swerve back and forth and then pulled both vehicles over.

July 6, 2012

Two weeks after voting to delay a property tax increase, the Morgan County School Board is reconsidering.  They have set a July 12 date to hold a public meeting, where they may vote to move forward with raising taxes as early as this November in order to build a contingency fund into the district’s budget.

 
Two weeks after voting to delay a property tax increase, the Morgan County School Board is reconsidering.  They have set a July 12 date to hold a public meeting, where they may vote to move forward with raising taxes as early as this November in order to build a contingency fund into the district’s budget.

July 6, 2012

Although the Morgan County School Board voted to dip into pay-as-you-go funds to balance the “bare bones” budget this year, they are promising the tax payers a tax increase next year.

 
Although the Morgan County School Board voted to dip into pay-as-you-go funds to balance the “bare bones” budget this year, they are promising the tax payers a tax increase next year.

July 6, 2012

The Morgan School District is developing a new policy governing fund-raising and donations.  Not only does it put restrictions on the type of fund-raising allowed in schools, it also protects local merchants and assigns guidelines for vendors and advertisers wishing to solicit students and district employees.

The Morgan School District is developing a new policy governing fund-raising and donations.  Not only does it put restrictions on the type of fund-raising allowed in schools, it also protects local merchants and assigns guidelines for vendors and advertisers wishing to solicit students and district employees.

July 6, 2012

District employees are racked with cuts, and the school board is threatening an inevitable tax increase.  But where did things go wrong?

District employees are racked with cuts, and the school board is threatening an inevitable tax increase.  But where did things go wrong?

July 6, 2012

 
2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 24-30, with a total of 107 calls
Assistance: (4)Morgan City, WB I-84;
Animal Complaint: (3)Morgan City, Peterson, Porterville;

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 24-30, with a total of 107 calls
Assistance: (4)Morgan City, WB I-84;
Animal Complaint: (3)Morgan City, Peterson, Porterville;
Follow Up: Morgan City;

July 6, 2012

After nearly two years of work, donations from many of Morgan’s businesses and residents, meetings, design, and planning, the splash pad is nearly complete.  The city just missed having the splash pad ready for the 4th of July celebrations, but is now just days away from having the project ready for use.

After nearly two years of work, donations from many of Morgan’s businesses and residents, meetings, design, and planning, the splash pad is nearly complete.  The city just missed having the splash pad ready for the 4th of July celebrations, but is now just days away from having the project ready for use.

July 6, 2012

Memorial Day has passed, bringing another end to the vacations and celebrations and we’ve gone back to our own battles and battlefields.  But are we better for the battles?  Did we truly celebrate our freedom, or just the day off from the office, school or other rigorous responsibilities; that is, if we even were given the day off? 

Memorial Day has passed, bringing another end to the vacations and celebrations and we’ve gone back to our own battles and battlefields.  But are we better for the battles?  Did we truly celebrate our freedom, or just the day off from the office, school or other rigorous responsibilities; that is, if we even were given the day off?  I know there

July 6, 2012

 
The school district is in financial trouble, enough that two top administrators are doing something drastic to save costs.
Superintendent Ken Adams announced his retirement, effective April 16, 2013.  The state retirement board has already approved the move, Adams said.

The school district is in financial trouble, enough that two top administrators are doing something drastic to save costs.
Superintendent Ken Adams announced his retirement, effective April 16, 2013.  The state retirement board has already approved the move, Adams said.

July 6, 2012

Ron and Marion Andrews are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Heather, to Trevor Lee, son of Russ and Shirley Lee.  In case of an oversight, please join us for a reception in their honor Friday, June 8 from 6-8 p.m. at 62 East Young Street.d

 
Ron and Marion Andrews are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Heather, to Trevor Lee, son of Russ and Shirley Lee.  In case of an oversight, please join us for a reception in their honor Friday, June 8 from 6-8 p.m. at 62 East Young Street.

July 6, 2012

Samuel Glenn Taylor and Nicole Kendell have chosen Friday June 8, 2012, to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah Temple. 

Samuel Glenn Taylor and Nicole Kendell have chosen Friday June 8, 2012, to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah Temple. 

July 6, 2012

 
Jeremy Shaw and Sarah Layne are excited to announce their marriage tomorrow, July 7, 2012 in the Bountiful LDS Temple.  
Jeremy is the son of Bryan and Deanna Shaw of Morgan.  Jeremy is a graduate of Morgan High School and is now attending Weber State University.  After high school he served a full time LDS mission to the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission.   
Sarah is the daughter of Jason and Angela Woodall of Springfield, Tennessee.  She is a graduate of Springfield High School and has been attending BYU-Idaho.  They will make their new home in Ogden, Utah where they will continue their education.   
A reception will be held in their honor Saturday evening, July 7, 2012  from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Rock Church in Morgan.  They and their parents invite you to join them in celebrating as they begin their new life together.

Jeremy Shaw and Sarah Layne are excited to announce their marriage tomorrow, July 7, 2012 in the Bountiful LDS Temple.  

July 6, 2012

 
Michael and Hillary Nelson of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Ian Brock Nelson, to Hailey Marie Reden, daughter of Steven and Margaret Reden of Valley Center, California. 
They will be married in California on the July 6, 2012. An open house will be held in Morgan, on the 13 of July from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the rock church. 
All friends and family please come celebrate with us.

Michael and Hillary Nelson of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Ian Brock Nelson, to Hailey Marie Reden, daughter of Steven and Margaret Reden of Valley Center, California. 

July 5, 2012

When you have your last child leave your home, you realize that you are not an expert on anything related to raising children. Number six has just left the nest and graduated last week from Morgan High School.

 
When you have your last child leave your home, you realize that you are not an expert on anything related to raising children. Number six has just left the nest and graduated last week from Morgan High School.

July 5, 2012

   Leon LaMadeleine is 70 years old.  Forty years ago, he recalls the lower incidence of disease.  Today, it seems, when he calls his relatives, something bad is happening.  Someone has cancer, has had a heart attack, has pancreatitis or kidney problems, has a child with autism, or has lost a job. 

 
   Leon LaMadeleine is 70 years old.  Forty years ago, he recalls the lower incidence of disease.  Today, it seems, when he calls his relatives, something bad is happening.  Someone has cancer, has had a heart attack, has pancreatitis or kidney problems, has a child with autism, or has lost a job. 

July 5, 2012

When dealing with a volatile market, sometimes the most difficult challenge is to manage your emotions. If you decide you need to re-examine your game plan, it should be done with as much care as you put into developing that plan in the first place. Your financial professional may be able to help you decide if any of the following may be appropriate for you.

 

July 5, 2012

 
On May 11 the kindergarten students joined the FFA students for a farm field trip at Morgan’s Diamond D Ranch. They learned about horses, cows, baby animals, crops, roping, barrel racing, and played keyhole and goat tying. They had lots of fun and learned much. The FFA students loved helping the kids learn about animals.

 
On May 11 the kindergarten students joined the FFA students for a farm field trip at Morgan’s Diamond D Ranch. They learned about horses, cows, baby animals, crops, roping, barrel racing, and played keyhole and goat tying. They had lots of fun and learned much. The FFA students loved helping the kids learn about animals.

June 18, 2012

Even though summer is here for over 2,000 Morgan students, it only takes about two weeks before the kids start to ask, “What can I do today, mom?”  As educators we hope you will take time with your children to continue the process of learning as the summer progresses.   

 

November 22, 2011

Grant and Marilee Wadman were found dead in their Porterville home at 390 West Hardscrabble in Porterville.  The Sheriff's office was notified by family members after they had not been able to contact the couple for approximately a week.

Grant and Marilee Wadman were found dead in their Porterville home at 390 West Hardscrabble in Porterville.  The Sheriff's office was notified by family members after they had not been able to contact the couple for approximately a week. 

November 9, 2011

In a close result separated by only 16 votes Lynn Mickelson was elected to the Morgan City council. Mickelson previously served on the council for many years. In an election for three council positions, with four candidates running, the following are the results: Cards cast: 315 Total votes cast: 907 ( each voter could cast three votes) 1. Tony London 289 votes (incumbent) 2. Jeff Wardell 264 votes (incumbent) 3. Fred Lynn Mickelson 183 votes 4. DeOrr Peterson 167 votes (incumbent) Write in votes: 4

In a close result separated by only 16 votes Lynn Mickelson was elected to the Morgan City council. Mickelson previously served on the council for many years. In an election for three council positions, with four candidates running, the following are the results: Cards cast: 315 Total votes cast: 907 ( each voter could cast three votes)

October 6, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011 (07:00 PM)
League game at Bear Rver

Morgan Trojans 48, Bear Rver Bears 12

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Morgan Trojans 7 6 14 21 48
Bear Rver Bears 0 0 6 6 12


Friday, September 30, 2011 (07:00 PM)
League game at Bear Rver

Morgan Trojans 48, Bear Rver Bears 12

September 22, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011 (07:01 PM)
League game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 49, BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0 0 0 0 0
Morgan Trojans 7 0 28 14 49


Friday, September 16, 2011 (07:01 PM)
League game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 49, BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0

September 16, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011 (07:01 PM)
League game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 49, BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0 0 0 0 0
Morgan Trojans 7 0 28 14 49


Friday, September 16, 2011 (07:01 PM)
League game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 49, BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0

September 16, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011 (06:24 PM)
League game at Grantsville

Grantsville Cowboys 14, Morgan Trojans 7

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 OT1 Total
Morgan Trojans 0 7 0 0 0 7
Grantsville Cowboys 7 0 0 0 7 14


Friday, September 9, 2011 (06:24 PM)
League game at Grantsville

Grantsville Cowboys 14, Morgan Trojans 7

September 3, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011 (07:00 PM)
Non-league game at Wasatch

Morgan Trojans 41, Wasatch Wasps 10

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Morgan Trojans 14 6 14 7 41
Wasatch Wasps 0 7 3 0 10


Friday, September 2, 2011 (07:00 PM)
Non-league game at Wasatch

Morgan Trojans 41, Wasatch Wasps 10

September 1, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011 (06:35 PM)
Non-league game at South Summitt

Morgan Trojans 37, South Summitt Wildcats 31

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 OT1 Total
Morgan Trojans 7 7 7 10 6 37
South Summitt Wildcats 6 12 13 0 0 31


Friday, August 26, 2011 (06:35 PM)
Non-league game at South Summitt

Morgan Trojans 37, South Summitt Wildcats 31

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 17, 2011

Grace Lythgoe Johanson, 83, returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father Thursday, August 11, 2011 at her home in Morgan, Utah.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rock Church, 10 West Young Street, with Bishop McClellan officiating.  Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan Wednesday, Aug 17 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:45-10:45 at the Rock Church.

Interment, South Morgan Cemetery.

Grace Lythgoe Johanson, 83, returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father Thursday, August 11, 2011 at her home in Morgan, Utah.

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 22, 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.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the South Morgan Cemetery.  A viewing will be held Monday, May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary and Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Interment will be at the South Morgan Cemetery.

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.

Don and Shirley were married in the Salt Lake Temple on Dec. 5, 1952.  He was born at his grandparent’s ranch in Echo, Utah on May 9, 1933.

March 30, 2011

Carol Elaine Durrant Carter, eighty-one years old passed away on March 29, 2011 at her home in Morgan, Utah.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the  Rock LDS Church, Morgan 12th Ward Chapel, 10 W. Young Street, Morgan, Utah.
A viewing for friends and family will be on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 45 W. 200 N. Morgan UT and Friday April 1, 20011 from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. at the Morgan 12th LDS Ward, 10 W. Young Street Morgan, UT.

Carol Elaine Durrant Carter, eighty-one years old passed away on March 29, 2011 at her home in Morgan, Utah.
Carol was born in Morgan on September 8, 1929 to Leland Durrant and Margaret Celeste Dearden Durrant.
She married Derrald Keith Carter on March 8 1950. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 21. 1959.

March 5, 2011

It was an alumni reunion in the stands last Saturday night. Many Trojan fans made the trip to Salt Lake City to watch our Morgan boys basketball team play for the state 3A title. Everyone expected a close game but I don’t think anyone expected a 44 to 33 final score.

It was an alumni reunion in the stands last Saturday night. Many Trojan fans made the trip to Salt Lake City to watch our Morgan boys basketball team play for the state 3A title. Everyone expected a close game but I don’t think anyone expected a 44 to 33 final score.

March 5, 2011

Gene and Lillian Carter of Morgan will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary and Gene’s 80th birthday on Saturday, March 12 at an open house held at the Morgan LDS Rock Church.
The couple was married March 10, 1950 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were later sealed in the St. George LDS Temple on October 16, 1954. Over the years they have both served in many capacities in their church.

Gene and Lillian Carter of Morgan will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary and Gene’s 80th birthday on Saturday, March 12 at an open house held at the Morgan LDS Rock Church.

March 5, 2011

 In 2010 Morgan High School’s Advanced Theatre group, “The Player’s of Plays” received superior ratings at Region Drama Festival where they won the region drama trophy. They continued on to State Drama Festival Where the Group also received superior ratings along with many showcased performances and medals won by Morgan High School drama students. “The Players of Plays” are a 30 member auditioned group under the direction of acclaimed actor and instructor Mr. Adam Slee. The group includes actors, actresses, technicians, make-up artists, dancers, and singers. This advanced group has received recognition from numerous adjudicators and has been selected out of 25 schools in Utah to have their upcoming musical Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” be reviewed and Judged for a chance to perform at the Jimmy Awards!

March 5, 2011

Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family of Bob Shelby to celebrate his 81st birthday. We will celebrate from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 18 at the Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by March 7.

Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family of Bob Shelby to celebrate his 81st birthday. We will celebrate from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 18 at the Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by March 7.

March 5, 2011

Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family of Mary Rich to celebrate her 92nd birthday. We will celebrate from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 11 at the Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by March 7.

Family Tree Assisted Living would like to invite the family of Mary Rich to celebrate her 92nd birthday. We will celebrate from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 11 at the Family Tree. Please RSVP to (801) 829-4404 by March 7.

March 5, 2011

In the council meeting on Tuesday the council remained deadlocked on the issue of the land purchase from the school district, effectively killing the land purchase.  Members Ned Mecham, Don Mathews, and Howard Hansen were in favor of the purchase, Members Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson and Chairman Tina Kelly were opposed.  Member Kilmer chose to abstain.  The issue needs four votes to proceed.

March 5, 2011

Currently students live as well as learn in a world that has been profoundly transformed by the immediate availability of immense stores of information in an array of formats.  One form of literacy that is important to the success of Morgan County School District students is Information Literacy. 

Currently students live as well as learn in a world that has been profoundly transformed by the immediate availability of immense stores of information in an array of formats.  One form of literacy that is important to the success of Morgan County School District students is Information Literacy.  

March 5, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC  Ruston Roberts of Morgan Elementary School has received a $2,000 Learning & Leadership Grant from the NEA Foundation to lead the Morgan Elementary School faculty in a study of How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students by Susan Brookhart.  
Collaborative teams will review the text, the research, and student and classroom data over the course of the year to support implementation of the principles of effective feedback.  The study and implementation will be supported by text, DVD training, and coaching.

WASHINGTON, DC  Ruston Roberts of Morgan Elementary School has received a $2,000 Learning & Leadership Grant from the NEA Foundation to lead the Morgan Elementary School faculty in a study of How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students by Susan Brookhart.  

March 5, 2011

The Morgan Utah Stake will hold its semi-annual stake conference on Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, 2011.  
The meetings will be held in the Morgan Utah Stake Center at 355 North 700 East, Morgan, at the Rock Chapel at 10 W. Young Street, Morgan, and at the Porterville Chapel on South Morgan Valley Drive as listed below.  
Speakers for the priesthood leadership, adult, and general sessions will come from the presiding authority, stake presidency, and membership of the stake.  Elder Donald J. Keyes of the Seventy will be presiding at this conference.
The following sessions are planned.  Visitors are invited:
- 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12, for all priesthood leadership (Stake Center)
- 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12, for all adults, ages 18 and up (Stake Center)
- 10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 13, for all members (Stake Center, Rock Chapel, Porterville Chapel, and Family Tree Assisted Living Center)

The Morgan Utah Stake will hold its semi-annual stake conference on Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, 2011.  
The meetings will be held in the Morgan Utah Stake Center at 355 North 700 East, Morgan, at the Rock Chapel at 10 W. Young Street, Morgan, and at the Porterville Chapel on South Morgan Valley Drive as listed below.  

March 5, 2011

The students of Mountain Green Elementary School were excited to be able to share some doughnuts with their dad’s last week.  As a wrap up to the month long Dr. Seuss celebration, students invited their dad’s, grandpa’s, or mom’s to the school for a doughnut, milk, conversation, and reading. 

The students of Mountain Green Elementary School were excited to be able to share some doughnuts with their dad’s last week.  As a wrap up to the month long Dr. Seuss celebration, students invited their dad’s, grandpa’s, or mom’s to the school for a doughnut, milk, conversation, and reading.   

March 5, 2011

Jessica Lynn Anderson and Christopher Rich Clark have chosen March 4, 2011 to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan LDS Temple. 

Jessica Lynn Anderson and Christopher Rich Clark have chosen March 4, 2011 to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan LDS Temple.  
A reception will be held in their honor that evening at the Morgan LDS Rock Church from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  In case of oversight, all are invited.

March 5, 2011

When Kayli Heywood headed to Utah State University in the fall of 2009, she knew that she wanted music to be a part of her experience there.  She joined Logan’s Institute Choir, Latter Day Voices, and made many new friends.  One of those friendships slowly developed into romance and now will become a lifetime of music together for Kayli and Stephen R. Nielsen. 

When Kayli Heywood headed to Utah State University in the fall of 2009, she knew that she wanted music to be a part of her experience there.  She joined Logan’s Institute Choir, Latter Day Voices, and made many new friends.  One of those friendships slowly developed into romance and now will become a lifetime of music together for Kayli and Stephen R. Nielsen.  

March 5, 2011

John and Cathy Ure are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Sarah Jean Ure, to Cory Alan Reimschussel, son of Alan and Lori Reimschussel, of Pleasant Grove, Utah.
They will be married in the Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple on Saturday, March 5, 2011.
Sarah served in the New York Rochester LDS Mission and is currently working on her degree in Special Education at BYU.

John and Cathy Ure are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Sarah Jean Ure, to Cory Alan Reimschussel, son of Alan and Lori Reimschussel, of Pleasant Grove, Utah.
They will be married in the Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple on Saturday, March 5, 2011.

March 4, 2011

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Howard Hansen, Donald Mathews, Ronda Kippen, Lyle Nelson, Ned Mecham, Robert Kilmer

Kevin Edwards – Interlocal Agreement for Tow Dispatch Service

March 4, 2011

In a five to two decision on Tuesday night the council voted to eliminate the current volunteer board of appeals in favor of a one person professional paid position to hear and decide appeals cases.  The county will contract with one or more individuals, likely from outside the county, to hear the cases. 

In a five to two decision on Tuesday night the council voted to eliminate the current volunteer board of appeals in favor of a one person professional paid position to hear and decide appeals cases.  The county will contract with one or more individuals, likely from outside the county, to hear the cases.  

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 Morgan Lady Trojans entered the State playoffs last week riding a 13 game winning streak after winning their initial first round game vs. North Sanpete by a whopping 51 points. All signs pointed to a strong run to the 3A championship, or at least getting to the championship game and letting the chips fall where they may.

The Morgan Lady Trojans entered the State playoffs last week riding a 13 game winning streak after winning their initial first round game vs. North Sanpete by a whopping 51 points. All signs pointed to a strong run to the 3A championship, or at least getting to the championship game and letting the chips fall where they may.

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

Boys Tennis

BoysBaseball Schedule

Girls Golf Schedule

Boys Varsity Soccer Schedule

Girls Softball Schedule

Track Schedule

Boys Tennis

Thursday 3/17  Tennis Duel-in-Desert Tournament
Friday 3/18 Tennis Duel-in-Desert Tournament
Saturday 3/19 Tennis Duel-in-Desert Tournament
Wednesday 3/30 3:30 p.m. @ Syracuse High
Friday 4/1 3:30 p.m. vs. Clearfield High (Home)
Tuesday 4/5 3:30 p.m. @ Ben Lomond High  

March 4, 2011

In order for the Horse 4-H program to start the new season in style, the Morgan Horse 4-H
Council is sponsoring a Logo Contest. The chosen logo will be used to help advertise and promote the horse 4-H program throughout the coming year.

In order for the Horse 4-H program to start the new season in style, the Morgan Horse 4-H
Council is sponsoring a Logo Contest. The chosen logo will be used to help advertise and promote the horse 4-H program throughout the coming year.

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

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 20 thru February 26, with a total of 109 calls:

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 20 thru February 26, with a total of 109 calls:
Animal Complaint: (2) Enterprise, Morgan City, (2) Mtn Green, Peterson;
Motor Assist: EB I-84, Peterson;
Traffic Hazard: (3) EB I-84, Peterson;
Traffic Accident: EB I-84, (2) Morgan City, Richville, (2) WB I-84;

March 4, 2011

Round two, Morgan Trojans vs. Richfield Wildcats. Bright and early Thursday morning, February 24, 2011, and the Trojan Boys find themselves playing a big game in a big stadium.
A strong turn out of Morgan fans sat ready as the jump ball was tossed. Tip goes to the wildcats. A quick pass underneath to Richfield’s big man and the Wildcats are on the board. Morgan works for an open shot against a feisty defense.

Round two, Morgan Trojans vs. Richfield Wildcats. Bright and early Thursday morning, February 24, 2011, and the Trojan Boys find themselves playing a big game in a big stadium.

March 4, 2011

Wow, what a game! Morgan fans got their moneys worth last Friday night as the Trojans took on the Desert Hills Thunder in the state 3A semifinals. There was never a dull moment from tip off to final buzzer.

Wow, what a game! Morgan fans got their moneys worth last Friday night as the Trojans took on the Desert Hills Thunder in the state 3A semifinals. There was never a dull moment from tip off to final buzzer.

March 4, 2011

The following wrestlers placed in the State Tournament.  

Left to right,  Shawn Francis (140) - 6th place, Cormick Breshears (145) - 5th place, Connor Jensen (171) - 3rd place, and Randon Prochnow (160) - 4th place.  Not pictured:  Colton Walker (112) - 5th place.

The following wrestlers placed in the State Tournament.  

Left to right,  Shawn Francis (140) - 6th place, Cormick Breshears (145) - 5th place, Connor Jensen (171) - 3rd place, and Randon Prochnow (160) - 4th place.  Not pictured:  Colton Walker (112) - 5th place.

February 27, 2011

TOQUERVILLE - Walter Curtis Lichfield, 83, passed away on February 20, 2011, from emphysema. Walter was born September 23, 1927.
Walter grew up in Star Valley, Wyoming and in Weber County, Utah. Walter proposed and sent a engagement ring to his high school sweetheart, Wilma Browning, when he was serving in the military in China. He also sent silk from China for her wedding dress.
They were married April 14, 1949, in the Logan LDS Temple. Walter loved teaching religion at South Cache High Seminary for 10 years. Walter retired after 27 years working at Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield, UT.

TOQUERVILLE - Walter Curtis Lichfield, 83, passed away on February 20, 2011, from emphysema. Walter was born September 23, 1927.

February 26, 2011

MONDAY MORNING LADIES BOWLING
STANDINGS                                           WINS            LOSSES
1- Head Over Heels                                   24                      4
2- Morgan Drug                                          18                    10
3- Gordy’s Girls                                          14                     14
4- Western Automatic Sprinkler     14                     14
5- Morgan County News                       14                    14
6- Eagle Rock Construction                11                     17
7- Rees Fur Farm                                         9                     19
8- Crandall Ford                                          8                    20

MONDAY MORNING LADIES BOWLING
STANDINGS                                           WINS            LOSSES

February 26, 2011

Brain Tumor Foundation – Ride for Kids Presentation
See Ride for Kids Thanks City and Sheriff’s Department on this page.
Sign Ordinance Amendment
The ordinance will change the required acreage for two signs.  The current requirement is 300 foot of frontage and a minimum of 3.5 acres.  The amendment was approved unanimously to change the requirement and eliminate the minimum number of acres required. 

Brain Tumor Foundation – Ride for Kids Presentation
See Ride for Kids Thanks City and Sheriff’s Department on this page.
Sign Ordinance Amendment

February 26, 2011

After long negotiations it appears that the DATC (the Davis Applied Technology Center) will be opening an entrepreneurial center in Morgan.  The DATC has a center already on its campus in Layton and have been working to establish a second location in Morgan.
The Center provides training and office space for businesses in the early stages of their development.  Businesses can lease office space in the center.  This lease will provide them office space as well as access to resources such as printers and other office equipment needed for start up businesses. 

After long negotiations it appears that the DATC (the Davis Applied Technology Center) will be opening an entrepreneurial center in Morgan.  The DATC has a center already on its campus in Layton and have been working to establish a second location in Morgan.

February 26, 2011

By Bill Bateman

There was a slight but noticeable wind blowing in Morgan County Saturday evening, and there’s a good chance it was the collective sigh of relief coming from Morgan girls basketball coach Brad Matthews and his staff.

By Bill Bateman

There was a slight but noticeable wind blowing in Morgan County Saturday evening, and there’s a good chance it was the collective sigh of relief coming from Morgan girls basketball coach Brad Matthews and his staff.

February 26, 2011

At the city council meeting on Tuesday night the Morgan City council acted to amend an ordinance passed in 2007 relating to the historic district in Morgan.  The historic district includes the business district section of Commercial Street as well as areas behind these businesses.

At the city council meeting on Tuesday night the Morgan City council acted to amend an ordinance passed in 2007 relating to the historic district in Morgan.  The historic district includes the business district section of Commercial Street as well as areas behind these businesses.

February 26, 2011

The 1st Annual  Morgan Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K will be held on Saturday July 30. That’s only 5 months away!

The 1st Annual  Morgan Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K will be held on Saturday July 30. That’s only 5 months away!
If you haven’t started training yet, it’s not too late but NOW is the time!!

February 26, 2011

Fifteen year old Braxton Bingham, son of Nathan and Suzanne Bingham of Morgan,  caught this rainbow trout in Soda springs, Idaho in January.

Fifteen year old Braxton Bingham, son of Nathan and Suzanne Bingham of Morgan,  caught this rainbow trout in Soda springs, Idaho in January. He won first place in a fishing tournament and the fish weighed 16.2 pounds. Nathan, a tenth grader used a gold spoon to catch this huge rainbow trout. The Idaho state record was set in 2009, and it was 20.2 pounds.

February 26, 2011

Rebekah Elton, 17, of Morgan, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Rebekah Elton, 17, of Morgan, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

February 26, 2011

The leadership of the Utah Ride for Kids were present at the Morgan City Council meeting on Tuesday.  They presented a plaque and tee shirt to the city and the sheriff’s office as a token of their appreciation for the city and county’s continuing support of their annual fund raising event.
The Ride for Kids event occurs each August and is a motorcycle fund raiser ride that starts at This Is The Place Heritage Park, in Salt Lake, crosses over East Canyon and ends at Riverside Park in Morgan City. 

The leadership of the Utah Ride for Kids were present at the Morgan City Council meeting on Tuesday.  They presented a plaque and tee shirt to the city and the sheriff’s office as a token of their appreciation for the city and county’s continuing support of their annual fund raising event.

February 26, 2011

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 13 thru February 19, with a total of 133 calls:

2011 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 13 thru February 19, with a total of 133 calls:
Animal Complaint: (2) Morgan City, Peterson, Stoddard;
Motor Assist: EB I-84, Croydon, (3)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Traffic Hazard: EB I-84, Milton, WB I-84;
Traffic Accident: (2) Morgan City, Mtn Green;

February 26, 2011

By Superintendent Ken Adams

It is difficult to keep abreast of the many major events transpiring in our world today. The continuing recession, governmental upheaval in the Middle East, the escalation of commodity prices, and catastrophic weather occurrences are just a few.  All of this and more is enough to make your head spin!

By Superintendent Ken Adams

It is difficult to keep abreast of the many major events transpiring in our world today. The continuing recession, governmental upheaval in the Middle East, the escalation of commodity prices, and catastrophic weather occurrences are just a few.  All of this and more is enough to make your head spin!

February 26, 2011

    The Morgan Middle School gym was filled as they recognized the talents of many of their students at their talent assembly.  There were many great performances.  The performers included:

    The Morgan Middle School gym was filled as they recognized the talents of many of their students at their talent assembly.  There were many great performances.  The performers included:
•Heather Heywood singing The Star Spangled Banner
•Jacob Rice played the violin to the tune Swallowtail-Devil’s Dream

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 16, 2011

Curtis Albert Carrigan and Lindsey DeBoer are delighted to announce their marriage which took place on December 31, 2010 in the Logan Utah LDS Temple. 

Curtis Albert Carrigan and Lindsey DeBoer are delighted to announce their marriage which took place on December 31, 2010 in the Logan Utah LDS Temple.  

February 10, 2011

I predict   the Morgan  Trojans  boys basketball team  will beat the Judge Memorial Catholic High Bulldogs on Jan. 7   at 7:30 p.m.  at   the Judge Memorial gym.  
I think  the score will be Morgan 58,  Judge Memorial 48.  I predict  the halftime score  will be  Morgan 32, Judge Memorial 23.
If you can’t  make  Judge game   and     it  watch  live   http://www.mysportsguy.com
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mysportsguy
The last time  Morgan  won  against   Judge Memorial in boys basketball was  57 years ago and  Morgan’s  basketball coach  was Kent Murdock.  
If  you have  quest ens  please email   Daniel Mudrow  at  news@morgannewspaper.com and we will forward the questions to him.
 

I predict   the Morgan  Trojans  boys basketball team  will beat the Judge Memorial Catholic High Bulldogs on Jan. 7   at 7:30 p.m.  at   the Judge Memorial gym.  
I think  the score will be Morgan 58,  Judge Memorial 48.  I predict  the halftime score  will be  Morgan 32, Judge Memorial 23.

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? 

February 9, 2011

Sandra (Sandy) Rigby Wilson, 47, our beloved wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from a sudden illness, surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at 12 noon in the Morgan 6th Ward chapel, 2700 South Morgan Valley Drive, Porterville.  Friends and family may call at Walker Mortuary in Morgan Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the church.

Interment, South Morgan cemetery.

Sandra (Sandy) Rigby Wilson, 47, our beloved wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from a sudden illness, surrounded by her loving family.

January 31, 2011

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

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

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 9, 2011

Colleen Butters Follett Geary, 82, passed away peacefully January 5, 2011.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 12 noon at the Pleasant View 10th Ward Chapel, 3602 North 500 West in Pleasant View.  Friends and family may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 45 West 200 North, Morgan, and Monday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the church in Pleasant View.

Interment at South Morgan Cemetery.

Pleasant View - Colleen Butters Follett Geary, 82, passed away peacefully January 5, 2011.  She was born on April 20, 1928 to Irvin Robert and Beulah Ann Bertoch Butters in Morgan, Utah.

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

Public Hearing -Resoution 10-39 Adjustment to Budget
The city adjusted revenues down based on actual revenues for the year.  To balance the budget, the council reduced expenditures to compensate for lower revenues.

Public Hearing -Resoution 10-39 Adjustment to Budget
The city adjusted revenues down based on actual revenues for the year.  To balance the budget, the council reduced expenditures to compensate for lower revenues.  

Ordinance 10-08 - Intoxicating and Impairing Chemical Compounds
See Morgan City Passes “Spice” Ban on page 1

January 1, 2011

In the Morgan City council meeting on Tuesday the council passed an ordinance banning “synthetic cannabinoids.”  The substance has been given the street name of “spice”.  This follows similar bans by other cities like Ogden and Layton.  The Morgan ordinance is patterned after the Layton Ordinance.

In the Morgan City council meeting on Tuesday the council passed an ordinance banning “synthetic cannabinoids.”  The substance has been given the street name of “spice”.  This follows similar bans by other cities like Ogden and Layton.  The Morgan ordinance is patterned after the Layton Ordinance.

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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January 1, 2011

In June Morgan Elementary Principle Laraine Whitear died of cancer.  Speaking of Whitear, Superintendant Ken Adams said, “Laraine was one of the kindest human beings I have ever been privileged to associate with.

January 1, 2011

Story number four is the sheriff’s office.  2010 saw many events in the sheriff’s office.  The year began with two candidates for Sheriff.  Neil Porter and Blaine Breshears.

January 1, 2011

Story number nine is Rod Haslam.  When The Morgan County News did our first interview with Haslam we considered what title to give the article.  After talking about it and considering it we determined to title it “Big Hearted Haslam”.

January 1, 2011

At the end of 2009 the county completed the Fairgrounds Parkway and the new bridge that was a part of the project.  2010 saw a verbal battle with the developer, Morgan Valley Partners, to receive payment for the developers portion of the project.

January 1, 2011

By Doug Johnston
managing editor

I’ve had the opportunity to interview Morgan High School Volleyball Coach, Liz Wiscombe many times before, so as I sat down on Wednesday to interview her about the volleyball team’s recent win of the 3A state championship, it seemed like old times.

By Doug Johnston
managing editor

January 1, 2011

Ashley Garfield has been one of the outstanding athletes at Morgan High School in 2010. 

Ashley Garfield has been one of the outstanding athletes at Morgan High School in 2010.  
Whether in basketball or volleyball Garfield has often been the MVP.  
Her contributions and team work have gained her significant recognition including The Wendy’s High School Heisman.  

January 1, 2011

Story Number three is Ken Adams as Superintendant.  Adams has long been a part of Morgan life.  He has contributed time energy and results to the education of Morgan’s Children.

Story Number three is Ken Adams as Superintendant.  Adams has long been a part of Morgan life.  He has contributed time energy and results to the education of Morgan’s Children.

January 1, 2011

The November election is story number two.  2010 will likely be a pivotal year for politics in Morgan County.  Four of the seven seats on the council were up for election.  A fifth seat changed due to the resignation of Rodney Haslam.

The November election is story number two.  2010 will likely be a pivotal year for politics in Morgan County.  Four of the seven seats on the council were up for election.  A fifth seat changed due to the resignation of Rodney Haslam.

January 1, 2011

Ray P. Whitaker returned to his Heavenly Father surrounded by his family Tuesday December 28, 2010.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 04, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Field Street Church 240 So. 300 West., Morgan.
A viewing will be held at the Walker Mortuary 45 West 200 North; Morgan on Monday January 03, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday morning January 04, 2011 at the Field St. LDS Church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment will be in the South Morgan Cemetery.

Ray P. Whitaker returned to his Heavenly Father surrounded by his family Tuesday December 28, 2010. Ray was born in Downey, Idaho July 25, 1929 to Claude & Cecil Porter Whitaker. Ray was raised in Morgan by an Aunt and Uncle Charles and Nina Tonks.

January 1, 2011

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

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 19 thru December 25, with a total of 96 calls:
Assistance: (2) Morgan City, Mtn Green, Peterson;
Animal Complaint: (2)Morgan City, Porterville;
Medical: Mtn Green;
Premise Check: (4)Morgan City, Peterson;
Motor Assist: (5) EB I-84;

January 1, 2011

Story Five - About a Street to Come Alive

December 31, 2010

The Morgan girls basketball squad traveled to Orem Tuesday Dec. 7th to take on 4A power Mtn. View high school. The Lady Bruins are traditionally a very tough team to beat and are always in the running for a state championship. It would prove to be a great battle between two great teams.   

The Morgan girls basketball squad traveled to Orem Tuesday Dec. 7th to take on 4A power Mtn. View high school. The Lady Bruins are traditionally a very tough team to beat and are always in the running for a state championship. It would prove to be a great battle between two great teams.    

December 31, 2010

Last Monday was the twelfth annual concert of the Morgan Community Choir.  Many families have made this a family tradition at Christmas.  It is a perfect way to start the Christmas season. 

Last Monday was the twelfth annual concert of the Morgan Community Choir.  Many families have made this a family tradition at Christmas.  It is a perfect way to start the Christmas season.  

December 31, 2010

At the council meeting on Tuesday the county council passed the general plan.  It took about fifteen minutes, but the plan itself has been many years in the creation.  The general plan sets the foundation for the direction of the county in years to come

December 31, 2010

Last Saturday, Barber Brothers Ford decided to give an early Christmas present to Morgan residents.   In appreciation for the record setting business year at the local dealership they decided to offer free oil changes to county residents.

Last Saturday, Barber Brothers Ford decided to give an early Christmas present to Morgan residents.   In appreciation for the record setting business year at the local dealership they decided to offer free oil changes to county residents.

December 31, 2010

The Morgan County Board of Education approved the purchase of 8.65 acres of property for the intent of constructing a new transportation facility on the site. 

The Morgan County Board of Education approved the purchase of 8.65 acres of property for the intent of constructing a new transportation facility on the site.  

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

MONDAY MORNING LADIES

MONDAY MORNING LADIES
STANDING                                          WINS             LOSSES

December 31, 2010

Monday Morning Scores and Standings
STANDINGS                                              WINS         LOSSES

December 31, 2010

The Morgan Board of Education has unveiled a new logo and mission statement for the district.  The action follows work completed by two select committees over the past four months.  The committees were comprised of faculty, community council members, and administrators

The Morgan Board of Education has unveiled a new logo and mission statement for the district.  The action follows work completed by two select committees over the past four months.  The committees were comprised of faculty, community council members, and administrators.  

December 31, 2010

Extension of Barbara Anderson preliminary subdivision approval
Normally preliminary approval of subdivision expires at the end of a year. This approval has been extended once and a second extension has been requested. This extension will be for one year.

Extension of Barbara Anderson preliminary subdivision approval
Normally preliminary approval of subdivision expires at the end of a year. This approval has been extended once and a second extension has been requested. This extension will be for one year.
The council approved the subdivision extension unanimously.

December 31, 2010

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen

Public Comment

December 31, 2010

December 21, 2010

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen

December 21, 2010

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen

Michael Brown – Surrey Lane as a County Road

December 31, 2010

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen

Resolution authorizing the Municipal building authority of Morgan County to issue and sell 600,000 in bonds

December 31, 2010

It was the last county council meeting for council members Sunday, Lundgren, and chairman Creager.  The next council meeting will be in the new year and will see a new council seated and a new chairman chosen.  The council thanked those who were leaving for their service and Chairman Creager took a moment to share his thoughts at the end of his service.  The following are Chairman Creager’s parting remarks to the county:

December 31, 2010

I predict Morgan Boys will beat Delta High Rabbits on December 10 at Delta High, 50 W 300 N, Delta, UT  at 7 p.m.  I think the score will be MHS 67, Delta 42.  I think the half time score will be MHS 44, Delta 20.
These are the scores from the past Delta basketball games:
2008-09  MHS 38, Delta 45
2006-07  MHS 51, Delta 52
2004-05  MHS 46, Delta 38
1998-99  MHS 41, Delta 53
Which former Delta head coach is now at Morgan?  The answer is Jim Wiscombe.
This information is from the Utah High School Activities Association.
The last time Morgan won at Delta in boy’s basketball was in 2004-05 when our current players were in middle school!  This information is from past Morgan High year books.
 

I predict Morgan Boys will beat Delta High Rabbits on December 10 at Delta High, 50 W 300 N, Delta, UT  at 7 p.m.  I think the score will be MHS 67, Delta 42.  I think the half time score will be MHS 44, Delta 20.
These are the scores from the past Delta basketball games:
2008-09  MHS 38, Delta 45
2006-07  MHS 51, Delta 52

December 31, 2010

I predict the Morgan High girls basketball tam will beat defending 3A girls basketball Champions, the Richfield High School Wildcats on Friday, December 17.

I predict the Morgan High girls basketball tam will beat defending 3A girls basketball Champions, the Richfield High School Wildcats on Friday, December 17.
The game will be held at the Sevier Valley Center at 8:30 p.m. in Richfield.
I think the score will be MHS 42 Richfield 36 !
I think the halftime score will be MHS 28 Richfield 22

December 31, 2010

History of Morgan High girls basketball uniforms
Home uniforms:
1997-2004 White uniforms with   maroon  letters with gold writing that said Morgan.

History of Morgan High girls basketball uniforms
Home uniforms:
1997-2004 White uniforms with   maroon  letters with gold writing that said Morgan.
2004-2007  White uniforms with black numbers with maroon lettering that said Morgan.

December 31, 2010

At a hearing on Monday the county indicated that the prosecution of Garth Day will likely be handed over to federal authorities.  For the past several months the FBI has been investigating the actions of Day in allegedly committing fraud and forgery at the same time as the county investigation has been proceeding.  The FBI has met with county officials, obtained documents of actions by Day, and identified areas for prosecution. 

December 31, 2010

I have written several times about FindMyPast.  Over the past few months they have continued to add to their collection.  Along with FamilySearch, FindMyPast has become the single best place to search for British ancestors. 

I have written several times about FindMyPast.  Over the past few months they have continued to add to their collection.  Along with FamilySearch, FindMyPast has become the single best place to search for British ancestors.  

December 31, 2010

In the world of Family History, documents are increasingly becoming digital.  This is increasingly true every year.  Digital has many advantages over paper.

In the world of Family History, documents are increasingly becoming digital.  This is increasingly true every year.  Digital has many advantages over paper.  It is easier to zoom and look at details, it is much easier to access, and the access often comes without a wait.

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

Morgan County has had a lot of snow recently, and then a lot of rain. Mix in some warm days and flooding happens.

Morgan County has had a lot of snow recently, and then a lot of rain. Mix in some warm days and flooding happens. Locals started keeping a close eye on the Weber River and the Creeks throughout the valley, and on Sunday night, Peterson Creek started some major flooding.
With some quick acton from  local residends, there was minimal damage other than land damage.

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

Dennis Garner and Marcia Freeman Garner are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on December 16th with family. They were married in December 1960 at the Salt Lake LDS temple.

Dennis Garner and Marcia Freeman Garner are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on December 16th with family. They were married in December 1960 at the Salt Lake LDS temple.
They currently split their time between St. George as they love to golf, and Morgan, UT. Both were born, raised and worked in Ogden, UT most of their lives.

December 31, 2010

How do you spell DOMINATION?  During the Harry Burchell Classic basketball tournament last week, it was spelled “Morgan High Lady Trojans Basketball,” as the girls played and beat 5A Fremont High 60-44, and then tourney host 4A Bonneville High 63-21 for the tourney championship.  This is the second year in a row that the Trojans have won this tournament.

How do you spell DOMINATION?  During the Harry Burchell Classic basketball tournament last week, it was spelled “Morgan High Lady Trojans Basketball,” as the girls played and beat 5A Fremont High 60-44, and then tourney host 4A Bonneville High 63-21 for the tourney championship.  This is the second year in a row that the Trojans have won this tournament.

December 31, 2010

Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Kaylee Andreason, Emmalee Barajas, Alisa Barnes, Rashel Blazzard, Katelyn Braithwaite, Sawyer Brooks

December 31, 2010

Meghan Abbott, Joshua Abplanalp, Molly Adams, Cameron Andersen, Bridger Anderson, Olivia Anderson, Holland Archambault, Camren Arnold, Sarah Ashby, Shelby Ashby, Rhett Ballantyne, Talisha Bambrough

December 31, 2010

The Morgan girls basketball team played home games on back to back nights last week, playing 4A Box Elder on Thursday and 4A Uintah on Friday.  The  Lady Trojans were in complete control from start to finish in both games, as they beat Box Elder 77-36 and Uintah 87-26.

The Morgan girls basketball team played home games on back to back nights last week, playing 4A Box Elder on Thursday and 4A Uintah on Friday.  The  Lady Trojans were in complete control from start to finish in both games, as they beat Box Elder 77-36 and Uintah 87-26.

December 31, 2010

The Morgan Lady Trojans played their second game of the 2A-3A preview on Saturday, December 18 against the Delta Rabbits. The Ladies would play without senior point guard and three year starter Becca Rees, who suffered a knee injury in the previous game against Richfield.

The Morgan Lady Trojans played their second game of the 2A-3A preview on Saturday, December 18 against the Delta Rabbits. The Ladies would play without senior point guard and three year starter Becca Rees, who suffered a knee injury in the previous game against Richfield. A time-table for her return is unknown at this point.

December 31, 2010

 The  number 1 ranked in 3A Morgan girls basketball squad took on 5A Pleasant Grove in the annual endowment game on Tuesday, December  14 at Trojan gym.

 The  number 1 ranked in 3A Morgan girls basketball squad took on 5A Pleasant Grove in the annual endowment game on Tuesday, December  14 at Trojan gym.
The Lady Vikings are a highly regarded squad that plays in Utah County in Region 4. The Lady Trojans were not the most hospitable guests, trouncing the Lady Vikings by a score of 73-43.  

December 31, 2010

Mountain Green Elementary felt the holiday spirit this year when Mrs. Tolley’s third grade classroom Christmas party became “Santa’s Workshop” for the afternoon. 

Mountain Green Elementary felt the holiday spirit this year when Mrs. Tolley’s third grade classroom Christmas party became “Santa’s Workshop” for the afternoon.  

December 31, 2010

The Morgan Wrestlers traveled to Coalville last Wednesday,  December. 8, to face North Summit and Carbon in a tri-meet dual.  Morgan easily  defeated both teams. 

The Morgan Wrestlers traveled to Coalville last Wednesday,  December. 8, to face North Summit and Carbon in a tri-meet dual.  Morgan easily  defeated both teams.  
Varsity winners against Carbon were: Colton Walker, Easton Pentz, Jake Anderson, Cormick Breshears, Randon Prochnow, Connor Jensen, Luke Larsen, and Jackson Lake.  

December 31, 2010

Bob and Ginny Finklea have been called to serve in the South Carolina Columbia mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints..  They will speak at the Morgan Ninth Ward Sacrament Meeting on December 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.  They will enter the Missionary Training Center on January 3, 2011.

Bob and Ginny Finklea have been called to serve in the South Carolina Columbia mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints..  They will speak at the Morgan Ninth Ward Sacrament Meeting on December 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.  They will enter the Missionary Training Center on January 3, 2011.

December 31, 2010

Elder Michael Joseph Rees has returned from serving an LDS mission in the Guatemala City Central Mission.  He is the son of Stan and Kendra Rees.  He will be speaking in the Morgan 7th Ward at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday at the Morgan Stake Center.

Elder Michael Joseph Rees has returned from serving an LDS mission in the Guatemala City Central Mission.  He is the son of Stan and Kendra Rees.  He will be speaking in the Morgan 7th Ward at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday at the Morgan Stake Center.

December 31, 2010

Sister Erica Lamb, daughter of Royal D. and Mary K. Lamb of Mountain Green will serve in the Indiana Indianapolis mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She entered the Missionary Training Center on December 15.

Sister Erica Lamb, daughter of Royal D. and Mary K. Lamb of Mountain Green will serve in the Indiana Indianapolis mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She entered the Missionary Training Center on December 15.

December 31, 2010

Morgan Middle School held an essay contest titled “About a Time When You Brought Joy to Someone Else”. After attending the assembly, The Morgan County News asked if we could print the winning essays. They are below.

Morgan Middle School held an essay contest titled “About a Time When You Brought Joy to Someone Else”. After attending the assembly, The Morgan County News asked if we could print the winning essays. They are below.

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

Dear Santa,
I would like for Christmas is a metal detector the reason I want that so I can find metal in the snow. I also want a hug from you  why you ask? Just cause. A lego king dom I want that because it gets my mind going. Merry Christmas. p.s. put Molly P on the nauty list.
from Tucker

Dear Santa,
I would like for Christmas is a metal detector the reason I want that so I can find metal in the snow. I also want a hug from you  why you ask? Just cause. A lego king dom I want that because it gets my mind going. Merry Christmas. p.s. put Molly P on the nauty list.
from Tucker

Dear Santa

December 31, 2010

LAS VEGAS –  Megan Haslam, agricultural educator at Morgan High School in Morgan, Utah, is one of 33  individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given December 4 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) annual convention in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS –  Megan Haslam, agricultural educator at Morgan High School in Morgan, Utah, is one of 33  individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given December 4 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) annual convention in Las Vegas.

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

Austin Myers, a student at Morgan Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Monday, December 21, 2010 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.

Austin Myers, a student at Morgan Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Monday, December 21, 2010 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.  The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral and written questions on geography, was the first round in the annual National Geographic Bee.  

December 31, 2010

Morgan Middle School Student Council with some of the food they collected for needy families in Morgan County.

Morgan Middle School Student Council with some of the food they collected for needy families in Morgan County.

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

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A Community Christmas Celebration, which is being sponsored by the Morgan Lions Club, will be held Saturday, December 20.  A giant Christmas tree will be erected on the Union Pacific lawn through the kindness of the Union Pacific, and lighted for the entire Christmas holidays.

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A Community Christmas Celebration, which is being sponsored by the Morgan Lions Club, will be held Saturday, December 20.  A giant Christmas tree will be erected on the Union Pacific lawn through the kindness of the Union Pacific, and lighted for the entire Christmas holidays.

December 31, 2010

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Maroni Clawson became suddenly ill on Sunday evening and was taken to the Dee Hospital in Ogden for further medical attention.
The M Men and Gleanor Girls of the Richville Ward were host and hostess of the M Men and Gleanor Girls of Morgan Stake on Tuesday.

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Maroni Clawson became suddenly ill on Sunday evening and was taken to the Dee Hospital in Ogden for further medical attention.
The M Men and Gleanor Girls of the Richville Ward were host and hostess of the M Men and Gleanor Girls of Morgan Stake on Tuesday.

December 31, 2010

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“A Full House,” the student body play of the Morgan County High School was presented to a full house last Wednesday evening.
The Morgan Community Christmas Tree Program was a huge success last Saturday.

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“A Full House,” the student body play of the Morgan County High School was presented to a full house last Wednesday evening.
The Morgan Community Christmas Tree Program was a huge success last Saturday.
Miss Leone Compton, a student of Weber College, is home for the holidays.

December 31, 2010

The Morgan Wrestling Club hosted Morgan’s first “Morgan Junior High Dual Tournament” on Saturday, December 4 at the Morgan Middle School. 

The Morgan Wrestling Club hosted Morgan’s first “Morgan Junior High Dual Tournament” on Saturday, December 4 at the Morgan Middle School.  

December 31, 2010

At the county council meeting on Tuesday night the issue of a freeway interchange in Mountain Green was discussed.  The conclusion – no interchange is in the near future.

At the county council meeting on Tuesday night the issue of a freeway interchange in Mountain Green was discussed.  The conclusion – no interchange is in the near future.

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

Elaine was born on February 24, 1925 in Porterville, Utah to Lawrence A. and Gertrude Alice Florence Porter.  
She passed away December 03, 2010 in Seattle, Washington.

Memorial services at a later date.  Condolences can be sent to           shansim@comcast.net

Elaine was born on February 24, 1925 in Porterville, Utah to Lawrence A. and Gertrude Alice Florence Porter.  
She passed away December 03, 2010 in Seattle, Washington.
Elaine married Farris W. Peck March 15, 1946.  Farris died May 23, 1978.

December 31, 2010
December 31, 2010

Jean Dickson and her daughter Mindy Wheelwright organized a double string quartet with players from around Morgan County. 

Jean Dickson and her daughter Mindy Wheelwright organized a double string quartet with players from around Morgan County.  
The group has been playing at various Christmas parties and on Wednesday played an assortment of holiday carols for residents of  The Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan.  

December 31, 2010

Earl Ericksen has had an interesting and varied life full of experiences. He is an unassuming man when you first meet him, but as he begins to talk a life of novel worthy stories reveals itself.

Earl Ericksen has had an interesting and varied life full of experiences. He is an unassuming man when you first meet him, but as he begins to talk a life of novel worthy stories reveals itself.

December 31, 2010

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for
November 28 thru December 4, with a total of 111 calls:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for
November 28 thru December 4, with a total of 111 calls:
Assistance: (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Como Springs, Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green;
Medical: (3)Morgan City, Mtn Green, (2)Porterville;
Premise Check: (6)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green;

December 31, 2010

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 5 thru December 11, with a total of 119 calls:

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 5 thru December 11, with a total of 119 calls:
Assistance: (2) Morgan City, Stoddard;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City, (3) Mtn Green, Stoddard;
Medical: (5) Morgan City;
Premise Check: (5) Morgan City, (2) Mtn Green;
Follow Up: (3) Morgan City;

December 31, 2010

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 12 thru December 18, with a total of 129 calls:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 12 thru December 18, with a total of 129 calls:
Assistance: Croydon, (2)Morgan City, Peterson;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Medical: (2)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Premise Check: (4)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Follow Up: (2)Mtn Green;

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 31, 2010

The number 1 ranked Morgan Lady Trojans played the returning State 3A champions from Richfield  High School on Friday, December 17 at the Sevier Center during the 2A-3A preseason preview, and hammered the home team by a score of 50-27.

The number 1 ranked Morgan Lady Trojans played the returning State 3A champions from Richfield  High School on Friday, December 17 at the Sevier Center during the 2A-3A preseason preview, and hammered the home team by a score of 50-27.

December 31, 2010

The Morgan girls basketball team invaded “The Nest”, as the newly built gymnasium at the brand new Wasatch High school is called. The Trojans made themselves right at home, stinging the Lady Wasps in a non-region game on Tuesday December  21 by a score of  52-27.

The Morgan girls basketball team invaded “The Nest”, as the newly built gymnasium at the brand new Wasatch High school is called. The Trojans made themselves right at home, stinging the Lady Wasps in a non-region game on Tuesday December  21 by a score of  52-27.

December 31, 2010

The Troyettes of Morgan High participated in their first competition this past weekend.  The girls had a very successful first competition.  They came away with 1st place in every category (military, dance, and kick), won the Sweepstakes trophy that was 4 ft. tall, and also had two girls in the top three for drill down, Nikki Green, 1st place, and Karlie Rupe, 2nd place.

December 31, 2010

The Troyettes participated in their second competition this past weekend at Northridge High School and had another very successful competition. They came away with another 1st in military, 1st in dance, 1st in kick line, Sweepstakes winners, and a trophy for Judges Favorite. These girls are so excited for the success they are having this year and are determined to continue to work hard so they can continue having a successful year. Thanks again to all those who support the Troyettes. It means so much to each and everyone of them. The Troyettes next competition will be held at Murray High School on January 15. The continued support would be much appreciated. Congratulations Troyettes. This is your year. Keep dreaming with your feet and dancing with your hearts.

December 31, 2010

The United States Census Bureau announced the results of the 2010 census population numbers and announced that Utah will receive a fourth seat in the United States House of Representatives. 

The United States Census Bureau announced the results of the 2010 census population numbers and announced that Utah will receive a fourth seat in the United States House of Representatives.  

December 31, 2010

Casey Renn Hoopes and Ariel Briscoe have chosen December 18, 2010 to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan LDS Temple.
Casey is the son of Reynold and Valeri Hoopes of Morgan.  He graduated from Morgan High School and LDS Seminary in 2008.  Casey is currently attending Utah State University where he met his best friend and bride to be.

Casey Renn Hoopes and Ariel Briscoe have chosen December 18, 2010 to be married for time and all eternity in the Logan LDS Temple.
Casey is the son of Reynold and Valeri Hoopes of Morgan.  He graduated from Morgan High School and LDS Seminary in 2008.  Casey is currently attending Utah State University where he met his best friend and bride to be.

December 31, 2010

Last Thursday, December 16, the Morgan High wrestlers traveled to Draper to take on Juan Diego High School in wrestling.  Morgan easily defeated the Soaring Eagles in a lopsided win.

Last Thursday, December 16, the Morgan High wrestlers traveled to Draper to take on Juan Diego High School in wrestling.  Morgan easily defeated the Soaring Eagles in a lopsided win.  

December 14, 2010

Paul Dickson of Morgan celebrated his 80th birthday on Wednesday, December 1, 2010.
In honor of this special occasion we wanted to share some wonderful things about our Dad that make him the amazing man we love. Dad has created a tradition of writing sincere letters to each child, grandchild, and great-grandchild every Christmas. He is also famous for his delicious peanut brittle.

Paul Dickson of Morgan celebrated his 80th birthday on Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

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 14, 2010

On October fifth of this year Rod Haslam resigned from the county council due to health concerns.  Haslam had been suffering for many years with a heart conditioned that worsened during his time on the council.  By the eleventh of October Haslam was hospitalized to await a heart transplant.  He was placed on medication and then began the wait for a transplant.

On October fifth of this year Rod Haslam resigned from the county council due to health concerns.  Haslam had been suffering for many years with a heart conditioned that worsened during his time on the council.  By the eleventh of October Haslam was hospitalized to await a heart transplant.  He was placed on medication and then began the wait for a transplant.

December 14, 2010

The Morgan girls basketball squad opened their season on Tuesday Nov. 30 with a home game, hosting the Mtn Crest Lady Mustangs, a 4A squad out of Hyrum. Last season, the Lady Trojans went to Hyrum and snuck out of town with a big victory. Mtn. Crest would return the favor this year, beating our home town girls by a score of 57-50.

The Morgan girls basketball squad opened their season on Tuesday Nov. 30 with a home game, hosting the Mtn Crest Lady Mustangs, a 4A squad out of Hyrum. Last season, the Lady Trojans went to Hyrum and snuck out of town with a big victory. Mtn. Crest would return the favor this year, beating our home town girls by a score of 57-50.

December 14, 2010

The snowy winter weather is certainly here, it’s time to ring in the holiday season with the Morgan Community Choir’s Annual Christmas Concert. 

The snowy winter weather is certainly here, it’s time to ring in the holiday season with the Morgan Community Choir’s Annual Christmas Concert.  

December 14, 2010

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Dedication services for the new Ward Chapel at Milton were held Sunday at 2 p.m.  President Heber J. Grant was a special guest.

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Dedication services for the new Ward Chapel at Milton were held Sunday at 2 p.m.  President Heber J. Grant was a special guest.
The North Morgan School will present “Bits O’Blarney,” an operetta in two acts.

December 14, 2010

Anna Porter, on the left, receiving the Daughters of the Utah Pioneer (DUP) quilt from Melanie Lane, Mountain View Camp Captain, who made the quilt.
Porter won the quilt from a drawing she entered to benefit the maintenance of the DUP museum and cabin located just north east of the court house.  
The Morgan DUP would like to express appreciation to everyone who supported the fundraiser.”

Anna Porter, on the left, receiving the Daughters of the Utah Pioneer (DUP) quilt from Melanie Lane, Mountain View Camp Captain, who made the quilt.
Porter won the quilt from a drawing she entered to benefit the maintenance of the DUP museum and cabin located just north east of the court house.  

December 14, 2010

Bruce Galbraith is the Vice President of the school board. He serves from district two. Galbraith ran unopposed in the recent election and was re-elected for a second term of four years.

Bruce Galbraith is the Vice President of the school board. He serves from district two. Galbraith ran unopposed in the recent election and was re-elected for a second term of four years.

December 14, 2010

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 21 thru November 27, with a total of 103 calls:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 21 thru November 27, with a total of 103 calls:
***JUST A REMINDER THAT THE WINTER PARKING ORDINANCE IS NOW IN EFFECT  …  NOVEMBER 1ST- MARCH 31ST THERE IS NO PARKING ON THE STREETS BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM
Assistance: (2)Morgan City;

December 14, 2010

“There’s just something about Morgan…”  “It’s a great place to live and raise a family...”  “People really care about each other and care about their community in Morgan.”  
These are the repeated types of comments used by long-time residents of Morgan County, newly planted Morganites, and also by many who just pass through the quaint town when looking for the adequate adjective to describe what strong they find so appealing in this valley. 

“There’s just something about Morgan…”  “It’s a great place to live and raise a family...”  “People really care about each other and care about their community in Morgan.”  

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

It is just after Thanksgiving and many of us are sitting at home in the after turkey stupor. If you are like me you are taking shelter indoors from the cold and enjoying time with the family. I love the holidays and the traditions handed down through the years from family. It is a great time of year to do family history.

It is just after Thanksgiving and many of us are sitting at home in the after turkey stupor. If you are like me you are taking shelter indoors from the cold and enjoying time with the family. I love the holidays and the traditions handed down through the years from family. It is a great time of year to do family history.

December 13, 2010

 “I have the best job in the world,” exclaimed Tracy Kummer, Morgan Community Services Director who oversees the Morgan Food Pantry.  She explains that “service is the best thing in the world and I’m grateful to the county for this opportunity.”
When coming to meet with Tracy first time, one may be nervous or hesitant about being there.

 “I have the best job in the world,” exclaimed Tracy Kummer, Morgan Community Services Director who oversees the Morgan Food Pantry.  She explains that “service is the best thing in the world and I’m grateful to the county for this opportunity.”
When coming to meet with Tracy first time, one may be nervous or hesitant about being there.

December 13, 2010

The Community Impact Board, (CIB) at a meeting on November 4, approved funding for the proposed new County Building. The   county is proposing a building to house the animal shelter and better   utilize the cost being paid to a veterinarian to house the shelter.
The county has been struggling with space issues for some time and has been exploring whether this building could solve some of those space problems.

The Community Impact Board, (CIB) at a meeting on November 4, approved funding for the proposed new County Building. The   county is proposing a building to house the animal shelter and better   utilize the cost being paid to a veterinarian to house the shelter.

December 13, 2010

When I was younger it was not unusual to hear someone on the playground assert, “It’s a free country!” This was usually done when they were doing something that was not quite right, but they wanted to do it anyway. As I have grown older I have discovered that there is often a misperception of the freedoms we enjoy.

When I was younger it was not unusual to hear someone on the playground assert, “It’s a free country!” This was usually done when they were doing something that was not quite right, but they wanted to do it anyway. As I have grown older I have discovered that there is often a misperception of the freedoms we enjoy.

December 13, 2010

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be dedicating a new meetinghouse on Sunday.  The building has been under constrocution for the last several months and is now ready for congregations to begin holding meetings.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be dedicating a new meetinghouse on Sunday.  The building has been under constrocution for the last several months and is now ready for congregations to begin holding meetings.
There are several events associated with the dedication.  These include:

December 13, 2010

The Morgan ambulance service in the County has a long history helping those in need. In 1943, a fire in a business with an apartment above injured Norma Williams. She and her husband were rescued from the fire, but Morgan had no ambulance service and no medical facility so she was taken to the old post office building on the corner of Commercial Street and 125 North. She waited until the next morning for an ambulance to arrive from Ogden. She was transported to the hospital, but later died.

December 13, 2010

Army National Guard Pvt. Skyler B. Prochnow has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

Army National Guard Pvt. Skyler B. Prochnow has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

December 13, 2010

Elder Taylor James Drennan, the son of Brent and Laylene Dicou and the late David Drennan has been called to serve in the Neuquen, Argentina mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 8, 2010.  He is speaking in the Porterville Chapel on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
 

Elder Taylor James Drennan, the son of Brent and Laylene Dicou and the late David Drennan has been called to serve in the Neuquen, Argentina mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 8, 2010.  He is speaking in the Porterville Chapel on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
 

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

UDOT’s Student Neighborhood Access Program (SNAP)™ announced its 49 recipients of donated bikes, helmets and scooters in classrooms and assemblies statewide. Students earned the prizes for participating in UDOT’s “Walk More in Four” initiative.

UDOT’s Student Neighborhood Access Program (SNAP)™ announced its 49 recipients of donated bikes, helmets and scooters in classrooms and assemblies statewide. Students earned the prizes for participating in UDOT’s “Walk More in Four” initiative.

December 13, 2010

Morgan resident Jimmy Jones recently had the opportunity of a lifetime to experience the weightlessness of space. While it wasn’t a trip in the space shuttle, the program operated by the Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) Foundation offers teachers the opportunity to feel at least one part of space flight.

December 13, 2010

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Jane Mertz and Donna Butters both celebrated 80th birthdays.
Lola May Tucker Campbell passed away at the age of 92.
Gas prices dropped an average of 46 cents recently. Gas in Morgan was going for $2.32 after the drop.

2005
Jane Mertz and Donna Butters both celebrated 80th birthdays.
Lola May Tucker Campbell passed away at the age of 92.
Gas prices dropped an average of 46 cents recently. Gas in Morgan was going for $2.32 after the drop.
2000
Richard London was appointed to be the Morgan Justice Court Judge. (he still holds this post)

December 13, 2010

1930
Unusually Large Snow Fall Sweeps This Section - The season’s first snow storm swept through this weekend leaving about 20 inches of snow.
Misses Lula Barton and Afton Shand were weekend visitors in Salt Lake as guests of Miss Shand’s sister, Beth, at the Beehive House.

1930
Unusually Large Snow Fall Sweeps This Section - The season’s first snow storm swept through this weekend leaving about 20 inches of snow.
Misses Lula Barton and Afton Shand were weekend visitors in Salt Lake as guests of Miss Shand’s sister, Beth, at the Beehive House.

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 13, 2010

Neil Carrigan was born and raised in Morgan. He graduated from Morgan High School and earned a degree from Brigham Young after which he became a math teacher. He taught for seven years at Rich High School, a small rural school in Randolph that had only fifty students. He then moved to Morgan where he taught math and coached a variety of sports for thirty-two years.

Neil Carrigan was born and raised in Morgan. He graduated from Morgan High School and earned a degree from Brigham Young after which he became a math teacher. He taught for seven years at Rich High School, a small rural school in Randolph that had only fifty students. He then moved to Morgan where he taught math and coached a variety of sports for thirty-two years.

December 13, 2010

Ken Durrant is in his third term serving on the Morgan School Board and is loving the experience. “ I have enjoyed every minute of it “ says Durrant. He is a lifelong resident of Morgan. His father was mayor of Morgan City and he graduated from Morgan High School. Durrant and his wife, Kris, have four children, three of which still live in Morgan, and eleven grandchildren.

December 13, 2010

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 14 thru November 20, with a total of 135 calls:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 14 thru November 20, with a total of 135 calls:
***JUST A REMINDER THAT THE WINTER PARKING ORDINANCE IS NOW IN EFFECT  … NOVEMBER 1- MARCH 31 THERE IS NO PARKING ON THE STREETS BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM
Assistance: (7) Morgan City;

December 13, 2010

I recently attended an assembly at Morgan Middle School honoring veterans. I am so happy I drove up to Morgan to attend! I was moved by the program as the children performed music, sang patriotic songs and handed out homemade cards of thanks to the Veteran’s who attended.

I recently attended an assembly at Morgan Middle School honoring veterans. I am so happy I drove up to Morgan to attend! I was moved by the program as the children performed music, sang patriotic songs and handed out homemade cards of thanks to the Veteran’s who attended.

December 13, 2010

I want to take a moment to thank all the Single Adults for your support of the activities that we are trying to establish in the valley and in both LDS Stakes. Also a thank you to The Morgan County News for posting events, and helping us round up our Single Adults.
We have grown in numbers each event, with new people coming all the time. We are having a lot of fun together, getting to know others and making new friends in the valley, that are in the same situations.

I want to take a moment to thank all the Single Adults for your support of the activities that we are trying to establish in the valley and in both LDS Stakes. Also a thank you to The Morgan County News for posting events, and helping us round up our Single Adults.

December 13, 2010

Heather Lynn Barnett and Troy James Mortenson have chosen Friday, November 19, 2010 to be married for time and eternity in the Bountiful LDS Temple.

Heather Lynn Barnett and Troy James Mortenson have chosen Friday, November 19, 2010 to be married for time and eternity in the Bountiful LDS Temple.
Heather is the daughter of MaryAnn Barnett. She graduated from Morgan High School and works as a CNA at The Family Tree Assisted Living in Morgan.

December 13, 2010

Like two characters from a fairy tale, Brandy and Britain have fallen in love.
Mark and Patricia Guess of Oroville California are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Brandy Lynne Guess to Britain Lane Huntington, son of Kelly and Melissa Huntington of Morgan.

Like two characters from a fairy tale, Brandy and Britain have fallen in love.
Mark and Patricia Guess of Oroville California are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Brandy Lynne Guess to Britain Lane Huntington, son of Kelly and Melissa Huntington of Morgan.

December 13, 2010

After graduating from high school, Kristianna Rose packed her bags and set off for Southern Utah University in pursuit of further knowledge and enlightenment.  Much to her delight, she discovered that Jeffrey Dana Lundgreen had done the same thing.  
Their mutual interests blossomed into love, and as a result, Rodney and Vicki Rose of Morgan, and Dana and Ilona Lundgreen of Monroe, Utah, are pleased to announce their marriage.

After graduating from high school, Kristianna Rose packed her bags and set off for Southern Utah University in pursuit of further knowledge and enlightenment.  Much to her delight, she discovered that Jeffrey Dana Lundgreen had done the same thing.  

December 13, 2010

Talk to any of the teachers at Morgan High School and they will tell you about the amazing students they teach; how extraordinary the young people are that live in Morgan Valley. There are two young women who attend Morgan High School that, through their latest endeavor, epitomize the great spirit of service of which the teachers and leaders at the school describe. These two students are Rebecca Elton and Madison Sunday. They are neighbors and friends.

December 10, 2010

Wednesday Nite Owls Scores and Standings

Team Standings
1st  Parkside Lanes
2nd  Shooters
3rd  Dee’s Tire
4th  Northrop Grumman

Wednesday Nite Owls Scores and Standings

Team Standings
1st  Parkside Lanes
2nd  Shooters
3rd  Dee’s Tire
4th  Northrop Grumman
 
Mens High Games
209 Mike Shope  
205 Randy Glanville  
204 Craig Mahoskey
 
Mens High Series

December 10, 2010

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews, Ronda Kippen

Aspen Meadows Plan Adjustment
The applicant is requesting minor adjustments to the plan. The planning commission has recommended this item be approved.
The requested change was approved unanimously.

December 10, 2010

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 7 thru November 13, with a total of 157 calls:
***JUST A REMINDER THAT THE WINTER PARKING ORDINANCE IS NOW IN EFFECT  …NOVEMBER 1- MARCH 31 THERE IS NO PARKING ON THE STREETS BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 7 thru November 13, with a total of 157 calls:
***JUST A REMINDER THAT THE WINTER PARKING ORDINANCE IS NOW IN EFFECT  …NOVEMBER 1- MARCH 31 THERE IS NO PARKING ON THE STREETS BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM

Assistance: (3) Morgan City, (2) Mtn Green;

December 10, 2010

By Terry Allen, Assistant Principal, Morgan Middle School
You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.  ~William D. Tammeus

By Terry Allen, Assistant Principal, Morgan Middle School
You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.  ~William D. Tammeus

December 10, 2010

A heated discussion ensued at the county council meeting on Tuesday as the council considered, for the third time, the Rose Hill well land use agreement between the county and Wilkinson Cottonwood Water Company.

A heated discussion ensued at the county council meeting on Tuesday as the council considered, for the third time, the Rose Hill well land use agreement between the county and Wilkinson Cottonwood Water Company.

November 26, 2010

MORGAN- George Alfred (Alf) Turner, age 96, passed away November 24, 2010.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at 12:00 noon at the LDS 12th Ward building (Rock Church), 10 West Young St., Morgan, UT with a viewing to be held Friday, November 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary 45 W 200 N, Morgan, UT and Saturday, November 27 from 10:45 to 11:45 at the church.

Interment, South Morgan Cemetery.

MORGAN- George Alfred (Alf) Turner, age 96, passed away November 24, 2010.

He was born June 27, 1914 to George Charles Turner and Lucy Malinda Robison in Morgan, Utah.

November 24, 2010

MORGAN – Crystal D. Burt, 36, returned to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd.

Family will greet friends at the mortuary on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery.

MORGAN – Crystal D. Burt, 36, returned to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family. Crystal had her life taken by breast cancer.

She was born December 14, 1973 in Ogden, a daughter of Robert R. Jr. and Kathy Porter Hileman.

November 12, 2010

We held our monthly meeting on Thursday Nov 4.
We were called to order by our president and the minutes of our last meeting were read by Joan Mortensen. They were approved and passed. Our opening prayer was given by Anna Medaris.

We held our monthly meeting on Thursday Nov 4.
We were called to order by our president and the minutes of our last meeting were read by Joan Mortensen. They were approved and passed. Our opening prayer was given by Anna Medaris.

November 12, 2010

Wednesday Nite Owls Scores and Standings

Team Standings
1st  Parkside Lanes
2nd Shooters
3rd  Dee’s Tire
4th  Northrup Grumman
 
Mens High Games
233 Craig Mahoskey  211 Bill Skeen  190 Dennis Vernon
 

Mens High Series

November 12, 2010

Thank you for your support in the recent election.  I look forward to continuing to serve the wonderful residents in this great Morgan Valley.
Blaine Breshears
Morgan County
Sheriff Elect
 

Thank you for your support in the recent election.  I look forward to continuing to serve the wonderful residents in this great Morgan Valley.
Blaine Breshears
Morgan County
Sheriff Elect
 

November 12, 2010

With a nip in the air, a cup of hot cocoa in hand, and a quiet evening to reflect on the beginning of this school year, I pause to revel in gratitude for a moment at being in this time and place. 

With a nip in the air, a cup of hot cocoa in hand, and a quiet evening to reflect on the beginning of this school year, I pause to revel in gratitude for a moment at being in this time and place.  

November 12, 2010

The votes are all tallied and winners declared in the county races. Don Mathews will continue his service on the council representing district five. Mathews beat opponent Austin Turner by forty six votes with 53.4% of the vote. This race had been too close to call until the absentee and provisional ballots were counted.

November 12, 2010

I predict Southern Utah will beat Eastern Washington on Nov 13, 2010 and this game will be in Washington ! I think the score will be SUU  48 Eastern Washington 24
I think the half score will be SUU 35 Eastern Washington 7 .

I predict Southern Utah will beat Eastern Washington on Nov 13, 2010 and this game will be in Washington ! I think the score will be SUU  48 Eastern Washington 24
I think the half score will be SUU 35 Eastern Washington 7 .

November 12, 2010

Dale and Pat Wilson will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, November 13, 2010 with an  open house at the Porterville  LDS Church from 4-6 p.m.  They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on November 11, 1960. 

Dale and Pat Wilson will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, November 13, 2010 with an  open house at the Porterville  LDS Church from 4-6 p.m.  They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on November 11, 1960.  

November 12, 2010

The Weber-Morgan health Department will be conducting a flu immunization clinic at Morgan High School on Monday, November 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.  All children ages 6 months to 18 years will be charged $10 for either the nasal mist or injectable flu vaccine.  
Persons 19 years of age and older will be charged $25.

The Weber-Morgan health Department will be conducting a flu immunization clinic at Morgan High School on Monday, November 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.  All children ages 6 months to 18 years will be charged $10 for either the nasal mist or injectable flu vaccine.  

November 12, 2010

Girl's Basketball Schedule

November 12, 2010

Rhonda Kippen is the newest member of the Morgan County Council.  Kippen was appointed by the council to finish the term of Rodney Haslam after he resigned for health reasons.

Rhonda Kippen is the newest member of the Morgan County Council.  Kippen was appointed by the council to finish the term of Rodney Haslam after he resigned for health reasons.

November 12, 2010

 My husband and I did our due diligence in researching the qualifications, etc in reference to Clark, Hatch and Kilmer.  In the primary we chose Clark because we felt that she would serve the County fairly and honestly.

November 12, 2010

We recently completed ‘mid-term’ elections.  As usual Morgan citizens responded well with a relatively high percentage turn out.  As a community we, like the rest of the nation, were mostly focused on the national scene.  It is, after all, what we see and hear in the news.  Unfortunately, sometimes we do not pay as close attention to what is going on in our own county as we should. 

November 12, 2010

Elder Jacob Marshall Nicholas, son of Ruth Nicholas of Morgan, and Kay Nicholas of Ogden, will serve in the New Hampshire, Manchester misson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jake will speak at the Morgan 6th Ward at 2:50 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2700 South Morgan Valley Drive, Morgan.

Elder Jacob Marshall Nicholas, son of Ruth Nicholas of Morgan, and Kay Nicholas of Ogden, will serve in the New Hampshire, Manchester misson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jake will speak at the Morgan 6th Ward at 2:50 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2700 South Morgan Valley Drive, Morgan.

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

1935
An Olsen Chevrolet ad said that the new 1936 Chevrolet was selling new for $495, and for $20 extra you can get bumpers, a spare tire and a tire lock.
1940

1935
An Olsen Chevrolet ad said that the new 1936 Chevrolet was selling new for $495, and for $20 extra you can get bumpers, a spare tire and a tire lock.
1940
Mrs. J. L. Grover, age 23 of Devil’s Slide died in a auto crash near Ogden.

November 12, 2010

This Saturday (Nov 13th) Mr. Jack Woods of Ogden will be speaking.  Mr. Woods joined the Flying Cadets when he was 17 and eventually ended up as a flight engineer aboard the B-17, B-24 and the B-29.  Mr. Woods mapped different portions of South America while serving in the B-29.

This Saturday (Nov 13th) Mr. Jack Woods of Ogden will be speaking.  Mr. Woods joined the Flying Cadets when he was 17 and eventually ended up as a flight engineer aboard the B-17, B-24 and the B-29.  Mr. Woods mapped different portions of South America while serving in the B-29.

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

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 31 thru November 6, with a total of 124 calls:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 31 thru November 6, with a total of 124 calls:
***JUST A REMINDER THAT THE WINTER PARKING ORDINANCE IS NOW IN EFFECT  …  NOVEMBER 1ST- MARCH 31ST THERE IS NO PARKING ON THE STREETS BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM
Assistance: (2) Morgan City;

November 12, 2010

Bob and Arvella (Arvey) Cox are Celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary.  
Bob was born June 3, 1929 to Fred and Helen Cox in Akron, Ohio.  
Arvey was born May 11, 1931 to Wendell and Viola Wolsey in Cardston, Alberta Canada.
She graduated from Weber High School.  They were married at the Bertha Eccles Hall on November 24, 1950.

Bob and Arvella (Arvey) Cox are Celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary.  
Bob was born June 3, 1929 to Fred and Helen Cox in Akron, Ohio.  
Arvey was born May 11, 1931 to Wendell and Viola Wolsey in Cardston, Alberta Canada.
She graduated from Weber High School.  They were married at the Bertha Eccles Hall on November 24, 1950.

November 12, 2010

Doug, Don and  Anne,
 
Just want to thank you for sending The Morgan County News to our people in the service of our country!

Doug, Don and  Anne,
 
Just want to thank you for sending The Morgan County News to our people in the service of our country!
Our granddaughter Jessica Brown Gonzales was home on leave recently and commented that everyone in her outfit enjoys reading “news from home”.
Keep up the good work!
Thank you again,

November 12, 2010

We would like to Thank the Morgan High School Volleyball Team, Coach Liz Wiscombe and her Staff for donating the proceeds they earned at PINK NIGHT to the American Cancer Society in Memory of our Daughter  Marie McQuiddy Daley.

November 12, 2010

The New Morgan County Council

November 9, 2010

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Adam R. Aimo graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Adam R. Aimo graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

November 9, 2010

At the finish line of the 2010 Morgan County Elections on Tuesday night, there were many incumbents that crossed the finish line ahead of their competition and will remain in their positions with the county.  Two of those incumbents that voters chose to return to office included Jann Farris as Morgan County’s Attorney who received 67% of the vote and Brenda Nelson as Morgan County Recorder with 58% of the vote.

November 9, 2010

A portion of the Morgan High School song reads, “Give three cheers for our old Morgan High, where we never say can’t but I’ll try, heart and hand to thee we render, brain and brawn be they defender, for we love you our Morgan High.”  These lines were actually played out this past weekend as two of our teams competed in state competition.

A portion of the Morgan High School song reads, “Give three cheers for our old Morgan High, where we never say can’t but I’ll try, heart and hand to thee we render, brain and brawn be they defender, for we love you our Morgan High.”  These lines were actually played out this past weekend as two of our teams competed in state competition.

November 9, 2010

Larry & Merle Durrant just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They celebrated with a family dinner at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.
Larry and Merle were high school sweethearts. They met at a basketball game between North Summit and Wasatch. Larry was of course playing basketball and Merle was cheer leading. The rest is history!

Larry & Merle Durrant just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They celebrated with a family dinner at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.
Larry and Merle were high school sweethearts. They met at a basketball game between North Summit and Wasatch. Larry was of course playing basketball and Merle was cheer leading. The rest is history!

November 9, 2010

The council met on Wednesday morning and appointed Rhonda Kippen to the county council. Member Karen Sunday moved that Kippen be appointed and Member Al Lundgren seconded the motion. Kippen was appointed with Member Sunday, Lundgren, Kelley, and Hansen voting in favor and Member Mathews and Chairman Creager opposing.

The council met on Wednesday morning and appointed Rhonda Kippen to the county council. Member Karen Sunday moved that Kippen be appointed and Member Al Lundgren seconded the motion. Kippen was appointed with Member Sunday, Lundgren, Kelley, and Hansen voting in favor and Member Mathews and Chairman Creager opposing.

November 9, 2010

Have you ever gotten stuck while doing family history and wished that you had a personal trainer to help you and teach you how to do research the way the professionals do? If so, you are in good company. Everyone comes upon a problem they don’t know how to solve at some point.

Have you ever gotten stuck while doing family history and wished that you had a personal trainer to help you and teach you how to do research the way the professionals do? If so, you are in good company. Everyone comes upon a problem they don’t know how to solve at some point.

November 9, 2010

Realtor® Cathie McGregor Critchlow, sales associate with The Franklin Group Morgan, LLC, in Morgan, Utah, is one of five winners chosen by the National Association of Realtors® as REALTOR® Magazine’s 2010 Good Neighbor Award winners.

November 9, 2010

1930
Benjamin F. Smith,84, one of the original Utah pioneers, and one of the early settlers of Morgan County passed peacefully away at his residence in Morgan early Wednesday morning.

1930
Benjamin F. Smith,84, one of the original Utah pioneers, and one of the early settlers of Morgan County passed peacefully away at his residence in Morgan early Wednesday morning. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. J. H. Dickson of Morgan; Mrs. William Ovard of Rexburg Idaho, and Frank Charles, William, Walter and Archie Smith all of Morgan.

November 9, 2010

Sharon Lee Radford, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, after a short illness.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Nov 10, at 7 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 45 W 200 N. Morgan, Utah. Friends and family may call at the mortuary from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the services.

Sharon Lee Radford, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, after a short illness.

November 9, 2010

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 24 thru October 30, with a total of 187 calls:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 24 thru October 30, with a total of 187 calls:
Assistance: (4) Morgan City, (2) Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City, Mtn Green, WB I-84;
Assist Other Jurisdiction: (2) EB I-84, WB I-84;
Suspicious Vehicle: EB I-84, (2) Mtn Green, Porterville, Taggart;

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 9, 2010

Keelie Petersen and Courtland Craig Prince III will be united in marriage on Friday, November 5, 2010, in a private ceremony. They will be honored at a family dinner following the ceremony.

Keelie Petersen and Courtland Craig Prince III will be united in marriage on Friday, November 5, 2010, in a private ceremony. They will be honored at a family dinner following the ceremony.
Keelie is a graduate of Morgan High School. Cory is a graduate of Ben Lomond High School.
Parents of the bride are Alfred and Michelle Petersen.

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

This last week I had the opportunity to speak about family history centers. Family history centers are a part of my responsibilities at FamilySearch.
Over the past several years FamilySearch has been articulating a strategy to bring all possible records online. This began in earnest last year and is accelerating. Many millions of names and images will be posted this year and the pace is accelerating.

This last week I had the opportunity to speak about family history centers. Family history centers are a part of my responsibilities at FamilySearch.

November 8, 2010

Wednesday Nite Owls Scores and Standings

Team Standings

Wednesday Nite Owls Scores and Standings

Team Standings
1st  Parkside Lanes
2nd  Dees Tire
3rd  Northrop Grumman
4th  Shooters
 Mens High Games
186 Craig Mahoskey  182 Bill Skeen  181 Randy Glanville
 Mens High Series

November 8, 2010

In the county council meeting on Tuesday night, the council considered applicants for the district four council position. This position was recently vacated by Member Rod Haslam, who is suffering with health problems. The applicants were Fred Jacobson, Jim Jones, and Ronda Kippen.
Jacobson, Jones and Kippen appeared together before the council and answered questions. The candidates began with a summary of themselves and their qualifications.

In the county council meeting on Tuesday night, the council considered applicants for the district four council position. This position was recently vacated by Member Rod Haslam, who is suffering with health problems. The applicants were Fred Jacobson, Jim Jones, and Ronda Kippen.

November 8, 2010

 Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews
Public Hearing for Lease Revenue Bonds
See Article A New Building for the County

 Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews
Public Hearing for Lease Revenue Bonds
See article A New Building for the County

November 8, 2010

 Holcim (US) Inc., one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, is pleased to announce that its Devil’s Slide plant located in Morgan, Utah recently celebrated six years without a lost time injury. The total number of hours worked during the six years without an injury causing an employee to be out of work is 1,286,614.

 Holcim (US) Inc., one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, is pleased to announce that its Devil’s Slide plant located in Morgan, Utah recently celebrated six years without a lost time injury. The total number of hours worked during the six years without an injury causing an employee to be out of work is 1,286,614.

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

There will be four proposals on the ballot for constitutional amendments. The first two were covered last week. This week the other two will be reviewed.

There will be four proposals on the ballot for constitutional amendments. The first two were covered last week. This week the other two will be reviewed.

November 8, 2010

Morgan High School athlete Ashley Garfield is one of only nineteen students in the State of Utah  as a finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Program.

Morgan High School athlete Ashley Garfield is one of only nineteen students in the State of Utah  as a finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Program.
55,000 seniors applied for the award nationwide.  The award honors the athlete’s achievements in athletics, academics, and community/school leadership.  

November 8, 2010

For the last several years the county has been considering a new building for county services. The county currently leases space for the animal shelter from a local veterinarian, Dr Lott. The cost of this contract could pay for a bond of approximately $350,000. The county is also hopeful that they can obtain a grant from the NRA for $50,000 for a classroom in the building that could be used for many different applications, including hunter’s safety and other training programs.

November 8, 2010

After four matches to prep them for the State Tournament, the Lady Trojans are headed to Utah Valley University. 

After four matches to prep them for the State Tournament, the Lady Trojans are headed to Utah Valley University.  
Tuesday night, October 19, the team traveled to Judge Memorial to battle the Bulldogs.  Both the Sophomore and J.V. teams had fairly easy wins and the Varsity finished the trilogy with scores of 25-16, 25-15, and 25-15.  

November 8, 2010

Brittany Visage is a Senior for the number one ranked girls Varsity Volleyball team.  Last week during the Ben Lomand and Skyline games she had a great games hitting and blocking.  Then against Rickh she had 5 kills and 3 block assists. She is a stable part of the teams chemistry and is very consistant with her play.

Brittany Visage is a Senior for the number one ranked girls Varsity Volleyball team.  Last week during the Ben Lomand and Skyline games she had a great games hitting and blocking.  Then against Rickh she had 5 kills and 3 block assists. She is a stable part of the teams chemistry and is very consistant with her play.

November 8, 2010

Colby Skinner, Junior, had an awesome game against Judge last week.  He completed 4 out of 5 passing attempts, one of which led to a touchdown.  He also has been a consistant player as quaterback for this years Varsity Football team. 

Colby Skinner, Junior, had an awesome game against Judge last week.  He completed 4 out of 5 passing attempts, one of which led to a touchdown.  He also has been a consistant player as quaterback for this years Varsity Football team.  

November 8, 2010

Josh Mines, Senior, had a great game against Hurricane last week.  Josh had one of 3 interceptions of that game.  Josh ran his interception to a 60 yard touchdown.  He also had 5 tackles. 

Josh Mines, Senior, had a great game against Hurricane last week.  Josh had one of 3 interceptions of that game.  Josh ran his interception to a 60 yard touchdown.  He also had 5 tackles.  
 Josh is the son of Brian and Debra Mines. Josh likes chocolate Frosty’s from Wendy’s, Iron man (1 and 2), and likes to snowboard.

November 8, 2010

Ashley Garfield, Senior, had an outstanding performance in the state play-off game against Juab.  She had 25 service points, 10 of those in one game, and 5 aces.

Ashley Garfield, Senior, had an outstanding performance in the state play-off game against Juab.  She had 25 service points, 10 of those in one game, and 5 aces.  She had 8 kills and 4 digs to add to her already impressive stats. She was also honored for making the All State team before the state final match.

November 8, 2010

1930
Mrs. Eliza Anne Hayes and her husband died within 45 hours of each other.  First Eliza died from a bloody nose, that lasted less than five minutes and was in good health prior to the nose bleed; Her husband Alfred Hayes, who had been in poor health for many years, passed away 45 hours later.

1930
Mrs. Eliza Anne Hayes and her husband died within 45 hours of each other.  First Eliza died from a bloody nose, that lasted less than five minutes and was in good health prior to the nose bleed; Her husband Alfred Hayes, who had been in poor health for many years, passed away 45 hours later.

November 8, 2010

Arlo Dearden Palmer, 81, died Sunday, October 24, 2010 in Tremonton, Utah.  He was born February 4, 1929 in Ogden, Utah to Walter LeRoy Palmer and Ella Lithgoe Dearden. His siblings are Dean, Bessie and Fred (all deceased) and Keith, Valerie, Caroline and Tim.

Arlo Dearden Palmer, 81, died Sunday, October 24, 2010 in Tremonton, Utah.  He was born February 4, 1929 in Ogden, Utah to Walter LeRoy Palmer and Ella Lithgoe Dearden. His siblings are Dean, Bessie and Fred (all deceased) and Keith, Valerie, Caroline and Tim.
Dad enlisted in the Navy in 1946 and served in Guam, Sipan and Tinian.

November 8, 2010

MORGAN - Janice Heaton Fowers, 76, died Monday, October 25, 2010 at Manor Care in Ogden.

MORGAN - Janice Heaton Fowers, 76, died Monday, October 25, 2010 at Manor Care in Ogden.
She was born December 4, 1933 in Brigham City, UT, the daughter of Harley Leora and Anna Jane Lundberg Heaton. Janice married Raymond Germer Fowers on May 16, 1953. He passed away in 2002.  

November 8, 2010

MORGAN - Our wonderful mother and grandmother, Kathryn Whittier, passed away at her home October 21, 2010.

MORGAN - Our wonderful mother and grandmother, Kathryn Whittier, passed away at her home October 21, 2010.

November 8, 2010

There was some debate on Tuesday night in council meeting about what is likely a relatively innocuous contract. The debate, however, may be a reflection of challenges the county will continue to face when approving contracts.

There was some debate on Tuesday night in council meeting about what is likely a relatively innocuous contract. The debate, however, may be a reflection of challenges the county will continue to face when approving contracts.

November 8, 2010

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 17 thru October 23, with a total of 144 calls:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 17 thru October 23, with a total of 144 calls:
Assistance: (3) Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: (6)Morgan City, Mtn Green;
Assist Other Jurisdiction: (3)EB I-84, Morgan City, Mtn Green, (2) WB I-84;
Suspicious Vehicle: Mtn Green, Porterville;

November 8, 2010

I’ve had the opportunity to interview Morgan High School Volleyball Coach, Liz Wiscombe many times before, so as I sat down on Wednesday to interview her about the volleyball team’s recent win of the 3A state championship, it seemed like old times.

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.

November 7, 2010

Wednesday Nite Owls Scores
and Standings

 1st   Parkside Lanes
2nd  Shooters
3rd   Dee’s Tire
4th   Northrup Grumman
 Mens High Scores
221 Mike Shope, 210 Bill Skeen  206 Randy Glanville
Mens High Series

November 7, 2010

I predict Morgan will beat the  Hurricane Tigers on Oct 29 at 5 p.m., 345 W 100 S,Hurricane, UT 84737-1927

I predict Morgan will beat the  Hurricane Tigers on Oct 29 at 5 p.m., 345 W 100 S,Hurricane, UT 84737-1927
I think the score will be MHS 44 Hurricane 37!
I think the half will be MHS 30 Hurricane 14

November 7, 2010

The Morgan High Trojans were such underdogs against Judge Memorial, that Judge were not ready for the Trojans great teamwork on both sides of the ball.
The first score of the game came at the 3:43 mark with Judge kicker Pat Giggs kicking a 37 yard field goal.

The Morgan High Trojans were such underdogs against Judge Memorial, that Judge were not ready for the Trojans great teamwork on both sides of the ball.
The first score of the game came at the 3:43 mark with Judge kicker Pat Giggs kicking a 37 yard field goal.

November 7, 2010

One of my assignments as an administrator in Morgan School District is the Safe and Drug Free Coordinator for the district. With this responsibility comes an awareness of the issues related to Risk and Protective Factors that affect students.

One of my assignments as an administrator in Morgan School District is the Safe and Drug Free Coordinator for the district. With this responsibility comes an awareness of the issues related to Risk and Protective Factors that affect students.

November 2, 2010

To see election results click on the link below:

Election Results

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Election Results

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

Wednesday Nite Owls Scores and Standings

Team Standings
 1st  Parkside Lanes
2nd  Northrop Grumman
3rd  Team 3

Wednesday Nite Owls Scores and Standings

Team Standings
 1st  Parkside Lanes
2nd  Northrop Grumman
3rd  Team 3
4th  Shooters
 Mens High Scores
222 Dennis Vernon  212 Randy Glanville  191 Mike Shope

 Mens High Series

October 24, 2010

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

Council Members Attending: Tina Kelley, Sid Creager, Al Lundgren, Howard Hansen, Karen Sunday, Don Mathews
Public Comment
Lyle Nelson – Nelson had previously come before the council about striping. He observed that this work is moving forward and thanked the council and the county for taking action on the striping.

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 24, 2010

Hillarie Waller took her first bull after drawing a out a tag in the Hardscabble area. She hunted for three days with her dad and brothers before filling her tag. They had seen a large bull on the first day, but it moved over the ridge before she could get into a position for a shot. On the third day she was hunting in the same area. She came across a large group of elk in a stand of pines. She took aim and bagged this huge elk.

October 24, 2010

Valerie Kelley is the owner whose name appears on one of the community’s long time and well-known businesses in Morgan City...   The small-town quaintness and invitingly cheerful store sits front and center on State Street greeting all those who enter Morgan City after exiting Interstate 84. 

Valerie Kelley is the owner whose name appears on one of the community’s long time and well-known businesses in Morgan City...   The small-town quaintness and invitingly cheerful store sits front and center on State Street greeting all those who enter Morgan City after exiting Interstate 84.  

October 24, 2010

Cottonwood area of Mountain Green.
Malan was sited for driving under the influence (DUI), leaving the scene of an injury accident, unsafe lane travel, expired registration, carrying a concealed weapon while intoxicated, and open container.

The Morgan County News has obtained a copy of the police report of the accident of Morgan County Deputy Nikkole Malan that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 10, 2010 on Old Highway Road near the Cottonwood area of Mountain Green.

October 24, 2010

Chelsey Stegelmeier, Senior, had a great game even though the girls soccer team was met with a loss.  As Morgan met Juan Deigo in the first round of the play-off’s, Chelsey was the ONLY thing between them and all the extreme shots taken against her.  She stopped all but 5 of these shots. 

Chelsey Stegelmeier, Senior, had a great game even though the girls soccer team was met with a loss.  As Morgan met Juan Deigo in the first round of the play-off’s, Chelsey was the ONLY thing between them and all the extreme shots taken against her.  She stopped all but 5 of these shots.  

October 24, 2010

ROY – Vernon J. Shaw, 85, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at his home in Roy.
He was born August 10, 1924, in Liberty, Utah to Lewis and Sarah Rhodes Shaw. He married Norma Allred on October 24, 1943, in Harrisville, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

ROY – Vernon J. Shaw, 85, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at his home in Roy.
He was born August 10, 1924, in Liberty, Utah to Lewis and Sarah Rhodes Shaw. He married Norma Allred on October 24, 1943, in Harrisville, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

October 24, 2010

The flu shot clinic was a great success here at the senior center.  If you didn’t make it for your immunization, there are still clinics available or check with your doctor’s office.

The flu shot clinic was a great success here at the senior center.  If you didn’t make it for your immunization, there are still clinics available or check with your doctor’s office.

October 24, 2010

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 10 thru October 16, with a total of 128 calls:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 10 thru October 16, with a total of 128 calls:
Assistance: (6) Morgan City, Peterson;
Animal Complaint: (2)Peterson, (2) Porterville, Stoddard;
Traffic Accident: Mtn Green, Stoddard;
Assist Other Jurisdiction: EB I-84, Morgan City, Mtn Green, WB I-84;

October 24, 2010

Monday, October 18 the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter held its monthly meeting and luncheon. At the beginning of the school year a contest was initiated with Gwen Romero and her 8th grade English Class to write an essay on My Favorite Ancestor. Over 100 essays were submitted.

Monday, October 18 the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter held its monthly meeting and luncheon. At the beginning of the school year a contest was initiated with Gwen Romero and her 8th grade English Class to write an essay on My Favorite Ancestor. Over 100 essays were submitted.

October 24, 2010

The annual entries from the Art Two fall art students, at the middle school, were set out and parents and teachers made the yearly selection of ten winning entries to be sent to Japan for the International Children’s Art Exhibit.  This is the fifteenth year of the children’s exhibit and Morgan Middle school has been involved for the last seven years.

The annual entries from the Art Two fall art students, at the middle school, were set out and parents and teachers made the yearly selection of ten winning entries to be sent to Japan for the International Children’s Art Exhibit.  This is the fifteenth year of the children’s exhibit and Morgan Middle school has been involved for the last seven years.

October 24, 2010

Chess Club will be held at the Morgan County Library every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m., beginning on Wednesday, November 3.  Anyone interested is asked to register at the library or by calling (801) 829-3481 so that enough game boards will be available.  The library is  excited about offering this new program to their patrons and the community.

Chess Club will be held at the Morgan County Library every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m., beginning on Wednesday, November 3.  Anyone interested is asked to register at the library or by calling (801) 829-3481 so that enough game boards will be available.  The library is  excited about offering this new program to their patrons and the community.

October 24, 2010

Dustin B. Bennett and Kay Cee Jones will be united in marriage on Saturday, October 23, 2010.
A reception in their honor will be held that evening at the LDS Rock Chapel, 10 W. Young Street in Morgan. In case of an oversite you are welcome to join in wishing them well.

Dustin B. Bennett and Kay Cee Jones will be united in marriage on Saturday, October 23, 2010.
A reception in their honor will be held that evening at the LDS Rock Chapel, 10 W. Young Street in Morgan. In case of an oversite you are welcome to join in wishing them well.
Kay Cee is the daughter of Kelly and Matt Froughton, Darrell Wall and Todd and Cindy Jones.

October 24, 2010

Tod and Karen Straw of Morgan are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kristin to her best friend Matthew Webster II, son of Matthew Sr. and Kerrie Webster of Sandy. They will be married on Thursday October 28, 2010. There will be a reception that evening at Morgan Rock Church from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tod and Karen Straw of Morgan are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kristin to her best friend Matthew Webster II, son of Matthew Sr. and Kerrie Webster of Sandy. They will be married on Thursday October 28, 2010. There will be a reception that evening at Morgan Rock Church from 6 to 8 p.m.

October 24, 2010

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” Chinese Proverb
Often when a teacher tells students about a new concept, the student has a hard time remembering what they heard.  When a teacher explains the new concept and demonstrates the concept, there is a greater probability that the concept will stick with the student.

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” Chinese Proverb

October 17, 2010

Mack C. Peterson, 89, died Friday, October 15, 2010 in Morgan.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 12 noon in the Milton Church.  Friends and family may call at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan, Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the Milton Church to 10:45 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

Mack C. Peterson, 89, died Friday, October 15, 2010 in Morgan.

He was born November 25, 1920 in Milton, Utah to Cleve and Edith Peterson. He married Betty Sommers   August 27, 1941. She died October 6, 1990. He later married June Schaelling Nov 2. 1991. She died December 6, 2007.
 

October 16, 2010

On Thursday, October 7  the annual Morgan County 4-H Achievement Night was held, hosted by Utah State University Extension in the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.
Local 4-Hers were recognized for their accomplishments in 4-H livestock, the 4-H horse program, 4-H portfolios and record books, 1st year 4-H membership, 10-year 4-H membership, TRY Team participation, and other awards.

On Thursday, October 7  the annual Morgan County 4-H Achievement Night was held, hosted by Utah State University Extension in the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium.

October 16, 2010

Ancestry.com is the leading commercial genealogy company worldwide. With more than 6 billion records including the full set of census records for both the United States and the United Kingdom as well as one of the best sets of immigration records worldwide they set the standard by which all other companies are measured.

Ancestry.com is the leading commercial genealogy company worldwide. With more than 6 billion records including the full set of census records for both the United States and the United Kingdom as well as one of the best sets of immigration records worldwide they set the standard by which all other companies are measured.

October 16, 2010

Wednesday Nite Owls Scores and Standings

Wednesday Nite Owls Scores and Standings

Team Standings
 1st  Parkside Lanes
2nd  Team 3
3rd  Northrup Grumman
4th  Shooters
 Mens High Scores

October 16, 2010

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

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

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

Last Tuesday night a debate was held between the candidates for County Attorney, Al Lundgren and Jann Farris. The debate was moderated by Brent Bowman.

Last Tuesday night a debate was held between the candidates for County Attorney, Al Lundgren and Jann Farris. The debate was moderated by Brent Bowman.

October 16, 2010

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

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

October 16, 2010

Kimlyn Porter is a candidate for County Recorder.  The recorder tracks land ownership and changes as well as providing information for the county assessor for taxing.  Porter is running against the current county recorder, Brenda Nelson.

Kimlyn Porter is a candidate for County Recorder.  The recorder tracks land ownership and changes as well as providing information for the county assessor for taxing.  Porter is running against the current county recorder, Brenda Nelson.

October 16, 2010

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

October 16, 2010

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

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

October 16, 2010

Sister Kate Richards, daughter of Paul and Marie Richards of Mountain Green, will serve in the Bangkok, Thailand  Mission.

Sister Kate Richards, daughter of Paul and Marie Richards of Mountain Green, will serve in the Bangkok, Thailand  Mission.  She will speak this Sunday October 17, 2010 at the Highlands Chapel in Mtn. Green  She will be entering the Missionary Training Center on October 20, 2010. 

October 16, 2010

Parker Dale Winchester has been called  to serve in the  Chicago, Illinois for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Parker Dale Winchester has been called  to serve in the  Chicago, Illinois for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Parker is the son of Colin and Rebecca Winchester, currently of Morgan. He will speak in the Clinton 5th ward on Sunday, October 17, at 11:00 a.m. He will enter  the Missionary Training Center on October 20, 2010.
 

October 16, 2010

Teen Read Week 2010, Oct. 17-23, a time to encourage area teens to read for the fun of it.
Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstore’s across the country will be celebrating this year’s theme, Books with Beat @ your library®, which encourages teens to read a variety of materials, including poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more.

Teen Read Week 2010, Oct. 17-23, a time to encourage area teens to read for the fun of it.
Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstore’s across the country will be celebrating this year’s theme, Books with Beat @ your library®, which encourages teens to read a variety of materials, including poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more.

October 16, 2010

Sunday morning, October 10, Morgan deputy Nikkole Malan was off duty and, according to Sheriff Gene Ercanbrack , was in a car accident on Old Highway Road near the Cottonwood area of Mountain Green.

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Sunday morning, October 10, Morgan deputy Nikkole Malan was off duty and, according to Sheriff Gene Ercanbrack , was in a car accident on Old Highway Road near the Cottonwood area of Mountain Green.

October 16, 2010

Cameron Streadbeck had a killer defensive game against Ben Lomond.  Cameron had 10 tackles and 2 sacks that helped insure the Trojans victory over the Scots.

Cameron Streadbeck had a killer defensive game against Ben Lomond.  Cameron had 10 tackles and 2 sacks that helped insure the Trojans victory over the Scots.
 When Cameron is hunting quarterbacks he likes to hunt girls and go camping. He  eat as much chinese food as he can!

October 16, 2010

  The Morgan girls soccer season came to an end on Wednesday October 13, losing to the defending State 3A champs Juan Diego in the first round of the State 3A playoffs by a score of 5-0.

  The Morgan girls soccer season came to an end on Wednesday October 13, losing to the defending State 3A champs Juan Diego in the first round of the State 3A playoffs by a score of 5-0.

October 16, 2010

     About a year and a half ago Vicki McCluskey was living as a stay at home mom in Kamas.  McCluskey grew up in Meridian Idaho.  Her husband works in construction and they moved to Utah for his work about twelve years ago.  After a time in Salt Lake they moved to Heber and then to Kamas to enjoy the beauty, rural setting, and lifestyle.

     About a year and a half ago Vicki McCluskey was living as a stay at home mom in Kamas.  McCluskey grew up in Meridian Idaho.  Her husband works in construction and they moved to Utah for his work about twelve years ago.  After a time in Salt Lake they moved to Heber and then to Kamas to enjoy the beauty, rural setting, and lifestyle.  

October 16, 2010

One of the most effective resources available to the Morgan School District centers around the volunteer efforts of the PTSO.   This organization is lead by a group of caring parents who are willing and anxious to lend assistance to the education and safety of our young people.  They make a significant and positive difference in the success of our education program.

One of the most effective resources available to the Morgan School District centers around the volunteer efforts of the PTSO.   This organization is lead by a group of caring parents who are willing and anxious to lend assistance to the education and safety of our young people.  They make a significant and positive difference in the success of our education program.

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 16, 2010

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 3 thru October 9, with a total of 141 calls:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for October 3 thru October 9, with a total of 141 calls:
Assistance: Croydon, (2) Morgan City;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City, (2) Mtn Green, Richville, Stoddard;
Traffic Accident: Morgan City, Richville;
Assist Other Jurisdiction: (3) EB I-84;

October 16, 2010

The Sons of the Utah Pioneers have placed a monument at the Riverside Park in Morgan that honors the early pioneers of Morgan County. Additonal names will be added to the nonument in the future. The dedication will take place on Monday, October 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the park. The public is invited to attend.

The Sons of the Utah Pioneers have placed a monument at the Riverside Park in Morgan that honors the early pioneers of Morgan County. Additonal names will be added to the nonument in the future. The dedication will take place on Monday, October 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the park. The public is invited to attend.

October 16, 2010

Valerie Kelley’s colorful and fragrant presence is well known in Morgan.  No, she’s not a farmer but she definitely makes an art out of using plants, flowers, and other things grown in nature to make a living and provide a positive service to her community. 

Valerie Kelley’s colorful and fragrant presence is well known in Morgan.  No, she’s not a farmer but she definitely makes an art out of using plants, flowers, and other things grown in nature to make a living and provide a positive service to her community.  

October 16, 2010

When Morgan headed to Ogden to play Ben Lomond last week, Ben Lomond was 0-7 and Morgan with their 6-2 record was ready to work on all aspects of their game. Morgan has looked great at times during the season and not so great at other times. In this game, Morgan looked superb on both sides of the ball.

When Morgan headed to Ogden to play Ben Lomond last week, Ben Lomond was 0-7 and Morgan with their 6-2 record was ready to work on all aspects of their game. Morgan has looked great at times during the season and not so great at other times. In this game, Morgan looked superb on both sides of the ball.

October 14, 2010

A debate between Morgan County Attorney Candidates Al Lundgren and Jann Farris was held on Tuesday, October 12.  Watch the video of the debate.

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Candidate Introductory Remarks

October 10, 2010

Scouts from the Team and Troop 576, sponsored by the Highlands Ward, Morgan North Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recently held their Court of Honor at the Bowery in Mtn. Green. 

Scouts from the Team and Troop 576, sponsored by the Highlands Ward, Morgan North Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recently held their Court of Honor at the Bowery in Mtn. Green.  

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

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

Public Comment
See Hatch Calls For Chairman’s Resignation in Government Section

County Council Business

October 10, 2010

In a night that began with conflict and accusations, Chairman Sid Creager took center stage at the council meeting on behalf of the council to explain, to the extent they are able with the investigation continuing, the events that led up to the charges being filed against Garth Day. Chairman Creager also explained the decision process that brought about the council administrator position to be posted on the county website.

October 10, 2010

The Morgan 2nd District Court gallery was filled to near capacity at Monday’s arraignment for Garth Day as he and his attorneys, Brad Smith and Amy Hugie, entered the courtroom.  Day stood beside his defense lawyers and listened as the presiding judge, Judge Michael DiReda read the long list of charges against him.  Day then confirmed for the judge that he had received a copy of the list of 43 charges against him. 

October 10, 2010

Rod Haslam was elected to the Morgan County Council in the county’s 2008 election.  He began serving his term in office at the beginning of 2009.  In this week’s county council meeting, Haslam resigned from his position after serving for two of the four years in his elected term. 

Rod Haslam was elected to the Morgan County Council in the county’s 2008 election.  He began serving his term in office at the beginning of 2009.  In this week’s county council meeting, Haslam resigned from his position after serving for two of the four years in his elected term.  

October 10, 2010

  It is not often that I write editorials. I think most often our role  as a newspaper is to report the news in the most objective way we can,  and allow each person to develop their views. I work particularly hard to ensure that I keep a neutral tone when I write. I have opinions, but I work to keep them out of my articles.

  It is not often that I write editorials. I think most often our role  as a newspaper is to report the news in the most objective way we can,  and allow each person to develop their views. I work particularly hard to ensure that I keep a neutral tone when I write. I have opinions, but I work to keep them out of my articles.

October 10, 2010

Jim Montgomery is a candidate for county council district 2. District   2 runs from the Garnet Drive intersection up to the Peterson Overpass;   this includes all of Peterson up to Smith Creek and through   Enterprise, to and including the West side of Stoddard Lane.
Montgomery is running against Lyle Nelson.

Jim Montgomery is a candidate for county council district 2. District   2 runs from the Garnet Drive intersection up to the Peterson Overpass;   this includes all of Peterson up to Smith Creek and through   Enterprise, to and including the West side of Stoddard Lane.
Montgomery is running against Lyle Nelson.

October 10, 2010

Kyle Heywood met his future bride, Klydi Brower, at Utah State University. He learned that she was from Morgan and that he had gone to school with her older brother. After a short courtship he decided that Klydi was the person he wanted to spend his life with. He decided to propose to her in a unique way .

Kyle Heywood met his future bride, Klydi Brower, at Utah State University. He learned that she was from Morgan and that he had gone to school with her older brother. After a short courtship he decided that Klydi was the person he wanted to spend his life with. He decided to propose to her in a unique way .

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

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 26 thru October 2, with a total of 136 calls:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 26 thru October 2, with a total of 136 calls:
Assistance: EB I-84, Morgan City, (2)Peterson;
Animal Complaint: (2)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Porterville;
Traffic Accident: East Canyon, Morgan City, Stoddard;
Assist Other Jurisdiction: Morgan City, WB I-84;

October 10, 2010

I have lived in Mountain Green for twenty years, and periodically have written letters to the Editor. This will be another occasion in which I will do this again, because we will have a chance to vote for a particular candidate of our choice. However, that isn't true for the Morgan County citizens today. We had two candidates running for sheriff, but one decided to withdraw from the candidacy.

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

Last week The Morgan County News reported on a Meet the Candidate night.  County Attorney Jann Farris was unable to attend.  Many of the questions were directed to Al Lundgren, candidate for Morgan County Attorney. 

October 2, 2010

MHS Boys Jr. Varsity Football vs. Ben Lomond HS @ home, 4:00 p.m.

October 2, 2010

MHS Boys Varsity Football @ Ben Lomond HS, 7:00 p.m.
 

October 2, 2010

MHS Boys Varsity Football vs. Bear River HS @ home, 7:00 p.m.

October 2, 2010

MHS Boys Varsity Golf-Region Golf Invitational, 1:00 p.m.

October 2, 2010

MHS Coed Varsity Cross Country @ Ben Lomond HS, 4:00 p.m.

October 2, 2010

MHS Girls Jr. Varsity Soccer vs. Ben Lomond HS @ home, 6:00 p.m.

October 2, 2010

MHS Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Ben Lomond HS @ home, 4:00 p.m.

October 2, 2010

This last week I visited the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum in Morgan.  If you have not been there, it is worth a visit.  It is next to the log cabin across the street from Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn and Stephs.

This last week I visited the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum in Morgan.  If you have not been there, it is worth a visit.  It is next to the log cabin across the street from Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn and Stephs.

October 2, 2010

Chelsea Fairbourn, Senior soccer player (see photo on the left), scored both goals in varsity girls soccer in the 3-2 loss against Bear River on Tuesday of last week and then she scored 2 goals off of headers in our 10-0 shut out against Grantsville. 

Chelsea Fairbourn, Senior soccer player (see photo on the left), scored both goals in varsity girls soccer in the 3-2 loss against Bear River on Tuesday of last week and then she scored 2 goals off of headers in our 10-0 shut out against Grantsville.  

October 2, 2010

Tad Sargent, Senior, had one incredible varsity football game against Grantsville.  He had over 100 yards in the first half alone!

Tad Sargent, Senior, had one incredible varsity football game against Grantsville.  He had over 100 yards in the first half alone!  Tad's breakout run shifted the momentum of the game in the first half, and Grantsville would never recover...Ending the game at 49-14 for the Trojans.

October 2, 2010

Team scores     1-Judge 301, 2- Morgan 310, 3- Juan Diego 311, 4- Bear River 330, 5- Grantsville 371,  6- Ben Lomond 425

Team scores     1-Judge 301, 2- Morgan 310, 3- Juan Diego 311, 4- Bear River 330, 5- Grantsville 371,  6- Ben Lomond 425
 Individual scores

October 2, 2010

The race for the Morgan County Sheriff seems to be decided as Neil Porter has withdrawn from the race.  Porter contacted the county office on Tuesday and informed them he would be withdrawing from the election, and removed all of his political signs.

The race for the Morgan County Sheriff seems to be decided as Neil Porter has withdrawn from the race.  Porter contacted the county office on Tuesday and informed them he would be withdrawing from the election, and removed all of his political signs.

October 2, 2010

 The Morgan girls soccer team took to the road to play the defending 3A champs Juan Diego on Sept. 28th. It was a match-up of last seasons state finals played at Rio Tinto stadium, and as the first time the two teams played this season, Juan Diego came out on top by a score of 5-1.

 The Morgan girls soccer team took to the road to play the defending 3A champs Juan Diego on Sept. 28th. It was a match-up of last seasons state finals played at Rio Tinto stadium, and as the first time the two teams played this season, Juan Diego came out on top by a score of 5-1.

October 1, 2010

In the heart of Morgan City is a historical treasure.  The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers operate a Museum filled with Morgan’s history. 

In the heart of Morgan City is a historical treasure.  The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers operate a Museum filled with Morgan’s history.  
During the summer months the museum is open on Saturdays for the general public.  Outside of this time the museum may be viewed by appoint.  

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

Frank Snow moved to Morgan in 1982 and graduated from Morgan High School in 1988.  After graduation he entered the military and was deployed to Iraq as a part of operation Iraqi Freedom.

Frank Snow moved to Morgan in 1982 and graduated from Morgan High School in 1988.  After graduation he entered the military and was deployed to Iraq as a part of operation Iraqi Freedom.  During his time serving in Iraq Snow distinguished himself for his service.  

October 1, 2010

Garth Day, former County Council Administrator has been charged with forty three criminal charges.  Day has been being investigated for the past few months, and the investigation has finally reached the point at which charges are being filed.  Day has been served with 38 felony and 5 misdemeanors.  He has been subpeonaed to appear in the Second District Court in Morgan on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

October 1, 2010

 I am writing this letter to thank you for putting all the candidates in the paper. That is a great way to help the elections in our community. Also it can show people what the candidates are like and what they want to happen in the community. Thank you for doing that.
  Jeremy Lucas                                                                                              

 I am writing this letter to thank you for putting all the candidates in the paper. That is a great way to help the elections in our community. Also it can show people what the candidates are like and what they want to happen in the community. Thank you for doing that.

October 1, 2010

I think that the county council should keep trying to get a public pool in Morgan. Kids and even adults enjoy being able to swim, and unless you are wealthy,  bathtubs normally aren’t big enough!

October 1, 2010

Dear Editor,
     With elections fast approaching, we would like to encourage all citizens of Morgan County to really study the candidates and what they stand for.

Dear Editor,

October 1, 2010

L. Kay Waldron passed away September 24, 2010 at his home in Bella Vista Arkansas.

L. Kay Waldron passed away September 24, 2010 at his home in Bella Vista Arkansas. Born August 5 1925 in Morgan, Utah to Goldie Deseret Sargent and Newell Thomas Waldron.

October 1, 2010

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 19 thru September 25, with a total of 135 calls:

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for September 19 thru September 25, with a total of 135 calls:
Assistance: (6)Morgan City, Peterson;
Animal Complaint: (3)Morgan City, Peterson, Round Valley;
Traffic Accident: East Canyon;
Traffic Hazard: EB I-84;
Assist Other Jurisdiction: Enterprise, WB I-84;

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

    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

This last week, Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, acquired Genline.com.  If you have Swedish ancestry, this could be significant. 

This last week, Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, acquired Genline.com.  If you have Swedish ancestry, this could be significant.  

September 25, 2010

After spending a great deal of time and effort searching for a new superintendent, the Board of Education decided that the most qualified candidate was already in the district.  Wednesday evening Ken Adams was named the new Superintendent of Schools for Morgan County replacing Ron Wolff who will begin serving as the superintendent in Box Elder County on July 1.

After spending a great deal of time and effort searching for a new superintendent, the Board of Education decided that the most qualified candidate was already in the district.  Wednesday evening Ken Adams was named the new Superintendent of Schools for Morgan County replacing Ron Wolff who will begin serving as the superintendent in Box Elder County on July 1.

September 25, 2010

One of the first things I remember about growing up is that people would always tell me how much I looked like my dad…especially the brown eyes.  I always liked it when people said that to me.  But, until I grew up, I did not realize how much we were alike in other ways as well…at least in my mind.

September 25, 2010

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

 

September 25, 2010

Council Members in attendance:  Sid Creager – Chair, Tina Kelly – Vice Chair, Rodney Haslam, Howard Hansen,  Karen Sunday
Absent: Al Lundgren

Council Members in attendance:  Sid Creager – Chair, Tina Kelly – Vice Chair, Rodney Haslam, Howard Hansen,  Karen Sunday
Absent: Al Lundgren
The following items were discussed:
County Council Business
Garth Day – See article Day in Demand on page 7.

September 25, 2010

The following items were discussed:
Scott Gardner/Gardner Development – Proposal to have permits remain valid and transfer of fees paid previously to a new building permit request

The following items were discussed:
Scott Gardner/Gardner Development – Proposal to have permits remain valid and transfer of fees paid previously to a new building permit request

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

It’s been a few weeks since the Morgan County Fair and the fair board has had some time to decompress and get reacquainted with their families.  With all the work that goes into delivering the fair you would think that they would take time off to rest and relax, but the fair board is already in the thick of planning for next year.

It’s been a few weeks since the Morgan County Fair and the fair board has had some time to decompress and get reacquainted with their families.  With all the work that goes into delivering the fair you would think that they would take time off to rest and relax, but the fair board is already in the thick of planning for next year.

September 25, 2010

By Chuck Gates
Special Contributor for the Morgan County News
 
   SALT LAKE CITY — Local government leaders must brace themselves to withstand the coming budgetary collision of entitlement programs and funding obligations at the federal and state levels.

By Chuck Gates
Special Contributor for the Morgan County News
 
   SALT LAKE CITY — Local government leaders must brace themselves to withstand the coming budgetary collision of entitlement programs and funding obligations at the federal and state levels.

September 25, 2010

Dear Editor,
I have similar feelings as Dave Hansen, Republican Party Chairman for Utah; He expressed his excitement last Saturday at a Central Committee Meeting stating “I haven’t had this much fun in years”.  As I have become more actively involved in politics I would agree with Dave.  People are talking with each other.  Many are realizing their vote does matter and counts.  Your average voter this year is actually voting in favor of a candidate they like.  Our ballet in Morgan is filled with choices.

Dear Editor,

September 25, 2010

Over the past several years FamilySearch has been adding to the resources available to answer questions online.  I find that many individuals who use the FamilySearch sites are unaware of the help resources available.

Over the past several years FamilySearch has been adding to the resources available to answer questions online.  I find that many individuals who use the FamilySearch sites are unaware of the help resources available.  

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

A Meet the Candidate meeting was held on Wednesday, September 15.  Attending the meeting was; Candidates for Sheriff - Blaine Breshears and Neil Porter, Candidate for Morgan County Attorney - Al Lundgren, and Candidate for County Council at Large Seat A, Larry Hatch.  Many issues were discussed but the majority of the questions were directed to Lundgren, Breshears, and Porter. 

September 25, 2010

Amy Clark is a candidate for the County Council at Large A seat.  This is a two year seat that will replace Al Lundgren.  Clark gained an appreciation for a rural outdoor lifestyle growing up in Montana.  She attended BYU where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management and later her Master’s in Public Administration.  The Public Administration Master’s degree focuses on effective management of government services for the communities they serve.

September 25, 2010

At the special meeting of the council on Monday Don Matthews was appointed to serve the remainder of the term for District Five on the County Council.  The candidates were asked to introduce themselves and communicate their qualification.  The council then asked the applicants a number of questions.  Following is a summary of Matthews’ remarks and his answers to the questions.

September 25, 2010

Robert Kilmer is a teacher at Morgan High School.  He came to Morgan fifteen years ago to teach and to live in the beautiful rural environment that is Morgan County.  He currently teaches welding and machine tools, and is the CTE (Career Technology Education) director at Morgan High School. 

Robert Kilmer is a teacher at Morgan High School.  He came to Morgan fifteen years ago to teach and to live in the beautiful rural environment that is Morgan County.  He currently teaches welding and machine tools, and is the CTE (Career Technology Education) director at Morgan High School.  

September 25, 2010

Thursday, June 10, was meet the candidate night in the county.  The Republican Party sponsored this even to help voters get to know the candidates in advance of the primary election.

 

September 25, 2010

Elder Dane Craig Carter, son of Craig and Lisa Carter of Morgan, from the Morgan 7th ward, has accepted a call to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He will serve in the Korea Daejeon Mission.
Dane will enter the Missionary Training Center on Oct. 6, 2010.

Elder Dane Craig Carter, son of Craig and Lisa Carter of Morgan, from the Morgan 7th ward, has accepted a call to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He will serve in the Korea Daejeon Mission.
Dane will enter the Missionary Training Center on Oct. 6, 2010.

September 25, 2010

September 25, 2010

Public Hearing for the 2010/11 budget, rate increase resolutions and 2010 property tax rate and revenue amounts.

Public Hearing for the 2010/11 budget, rate increase resolutions and 2010 property tax rate and revenue amounts.

September 25, 2010

Public Hearing and Resolution 10-22 – 2010 Property tax rates and revenue amounts
There were no public comments.  The resolution passed unanimously.
Public hearing – for the purpose of opening and adjusting 2009-1020 current year budget.

Public Hearing and Resolution 10-22 – 2010 Property tax rates and revenue amounts
There were no public comments.  The resolution passed unanimously.
Public hearing – for the purpose of opening and adjusting 2009-1020 current year budget.
There were no public comments.  The resolution passed unanimously.

September 25, 2010

Monday night in a special session of the county council the applicants for County Council District Five were reviewed.  There were two applicants, Donald Matthews and Austin Turner; both are candidates for this position on the council in the fall election.

Monday night in a special session of the county council the applicants for County Council District Five were reviewed.  There were two applicants, Donald Matthews and Austin Turner; both are candidates for this position on the council in the fall election.

September 25, 2010

The Morgan County News is spotlighting the new teachers in The Morgan County Schools. This is the third of three weeks of the profiles. We hope you get to know the people that teach your children.

The Morgan County News is spotlighting the new teachers in The Morgan County Schools. This is the third of three weeks of the profiles. We hope you get to know the people that teach your children.

September 25, 2010

Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Emmalee Barajas, Alisa Barnes, Alyssa Barr, Jaran Bennett, Heidi Benson, Angela Blazzard, Savannah Braner, Sawyer Brooks, Maddison Brough, Savanna Bryant,

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

6th Grade High Honors
Kate Blazzard, Shad Boswell, Hannah Butikofer, Logan Cameron, Jenna Carter, Savana Carter, Hannah Clark,

6th Grade High Honors
Kate Blazzard, Shad Boswell, Hannah Butikofer, Logan Cameron, Jenna Carter, Savana Carter, Hannah Clark, Cassidy Dickson, Jaiden Farr, Austin Flitton, Tyler Fowers, Sharlene Gunn, Kenzie Kippen, Rylie Mecham, Ryan Millburn, Ian Mortensen, Blake Nalder, Averee Payne, Tyler Payne, Elizabeth Preslar, Taylor Ralls, Kaylene Reeder, Maloree Stapley, Bethany West

September 25, 2010

6th Grade Honors
Ryan Ballantyne, Max Beddoes, Raegan Bingham, Sheridan Bird, Kobyn Bond, Dallen Calder,

6th Grade Honors

September 25, 2010

A review of the final budget for the 2009 – 2010 school year as well as the proposed budget for the 2010 – 2011 school year was the major focus of discussion at Tuesday evening’s board meeting. 

A review of the final budget for the 2009 – 2010 school year as well as the proposed budget for the 2010 – 2011 school year was the major focus of discussion at Tuesday evening’s board meeting.  

September 25, 2010

 

2005
*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

2005
* Water flowed over the top of the East Canyon Dam for the first time in many years

2005
* Water flowed over the top of the East Canyon Dam for the first time in many years

2000
*Five ladies were up for the Morgala Days Queen. They were Ashley Allen, Kristen Call, Melanie Haddock, Jessica Lott and SaraH Stettler
*Bessie (Bette) Mecham, 81, passed away on June 16, 2000

1995

September 25, 2010

2005
* A new IHC Clinic opened in Mtn. Green, with Dr. Smith Sadiq, M.D. as the doctor.
* Laura Martha Thomas Larsen passed away June 23. 2005 at the age of 86.

2005
* A new IHC Clinic opened in Mtn. Green, with Dr. Smith Sadiq, M.D. as the doctor.
* Laura Martha Thomas Larsen passed away June 23. 2005 at the age of 86.
2000
* Morgala Days Royalty were 2nd Attendant Ashley Allen, Queen Melanie Haddock and 1st Attendant Kristen Call.

September 25, 2010

Wednesday evening, the Morgan Board of Education approved a resolution to employ Timothy Wolff as the new principal of Morgan Elementary School.  Wolff graduated from Weber State University with a BS in Elementary Education in 2001.  He has also earned a Master’s Degree in administration from the University of Houston.  Following graduation he was employed as a teacher in the Fort Bend Independent School District, a suburb of Houston.

September 25, 2010

C. Michael “Mike” Brann, born April 10, 1958 to Charles R. Brann & Marjorie A. (Doss) Brann passed away peacefully June 11, 2010 of cancer.

C. Michael “Mike” Brann, born April 10, 1958 to Charles R. Brann & Marjorie A. (Doss) Brann passed away peacefully June 11, 2010 of cancer.

September 25, 2010

Laraine S. Whitear was born June 23, 1948 in Paris, Idaho to Willard and Ada Stucki who are deceased.  Laraine passed away in her home on June 15th 2010 after a courageous five year battle with melanoma cancer.

Laraine S. Whitear was born June 23, 1948 in Paris, Idaho to Willard and Ada Stucki who are deceased.  Laraine passed away in her home on June 15th 2010 after a courageous five year battle with melanoma cancer.

September 25, 2010

The city council has been keeping their words consistent with their actions over the past several months.  After the city repeatedly expressed a strong commitment to rejuvenating Commercial Street, this week they have taken some actions to do just that through more beautification.

The city council has been keeping their words consistent with their actions over the past several months.  After the city repeatedly expressed a strong commitment to rejuvenating Commercial Street, this week they have taken some actions to do just that through more beautification.  

September 25, 2010

.Dear Editor,
I would like to respond to the accusations from a recent letter to the editor that said that, Jon Hellander running for House District 53, is a puppet of a number of state legislators. It is absurd to think that a strong willed, principled individual like Jon is submissive to anyone.  In fact, he has influenced me to reconsider my position on the state-wide property tax equalization proposals that I have vigorously supported during my four years in the legislature. 

.Dear Editor,

September 25, 2010

I have often been asked, “What can a busy parent do to make sure their child succeeds in school?”  According to the Parent Institute, four simple things can be done to help parents make sure their child is doing their best in school.

I have often been asked, “What can a busy parent do to make sure their child succeeds in school?”  According to the Parent Institute, four simple things can be done to help parents make sure their child is doing their best in school.

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

It is a rare thing to have a real statesman run for public office these days.  However, that is exactly what our current political climate is calling for, and the person who has answered that call is Jon Hellander.

September 25, 2010

In the Morgan City Council meeting on Tuesday, a public hearing was held for the 2010/2011 budgets.  There was light attendance by citizens,  however, changes that will affect each resident of the city.  In addition to the budget for the city that was discussed and approved, new rates were set for services from the city. 

In the Morgan City Council meeting on Tuesday, a public hearing was held for the 2010/2011 budgets.  There was light attendance by citizens,  however, changes that will affect each resident of the city.  In addition to the budget for the city that was discussed and approved, new rates were set for services from the city.  

September 25, 2010

On September 18, 2010, Elise Cevering and Mikal Francis were united in marriage. The ceremony and reception were held in Morgan.
Elise is the daughter of Tracy and Kelly Cevering of North Ogden. Mikal is the son of Tracia and Mitch Francis of Morgan. After a brief honeymoon, the couple will make their home in North Ogden.

On September 18, 2010, Elise Cevering and Mikal Francis were united in marriage. The ceremony and reception were held in Morgan.
Elise is the daughter of Tracy and Kelly Cevering of North Ogden. Mikal is the son of Tracia and Mitch Francis of Morgan. After a brief honeymoon, the couple will make their home in North Ogden.

September 24, 2010

LOGAN, UT - Answer by: Taun Beddes, Utah State University Cooperative Extension horticulturist, Cache County
Fall is in the air, and the leaves are beginning to change color. This time of year also brings the many tasks associated with putting the vegetable garden, landscape beds and lawn to bed for the year. Consider these tips.

LOGAN, UT - Answer by: Taun Beddes, Utah State University Cooperative Extension horticulturist, Cache County
Fall is in the air, and the leaves are beginning to change color. This time of year also brings the many tasks associated with putting the vegetable garden, landscape beds and lawn to bed for the year. Consider these tips.

September 24, 2010

Monday Morning Ladies
Team Standings

Monday Morning Ladies
Team Standings
1 Team 2
2 Rees's Fur Farm
3 Head Over Heels
4 Morgan Drug
5 Gordy's Girls
6 Team 3
7 Team5
8 Team 4
High Games

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

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school.   We want to recognize these students for their scholar award and academic success.
    At Morgan High School two students qualified for AP Scholar with Honor Award

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school.   We want to recognize these students for their scholar award and academic success.

September 24, 2010

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

Public Comment
A citizen commented on the new roads.  The citizen appreciates the quality of the new roads, but would like to see lines striped on the roads more quickly.

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

Public Comment

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

I predict Morgan volleyball team will beat the Taft High Toreadors on Sept 24 ,2010 at 4:30 p.m. in California.

I predict Morgan volleyball team will beat the Taft High Toreadors on Sept 24 ,2010 at 4:30 p.m. in California.

September 24, 2010
Waterfowl hunt starts Oct. 2

Don’t let the first two weeks of the duck hunt fool you -- plenty of ducks will wing their way through Utah’s marshes this season.
Despite good water conditions, the number of ducks that nested on marshes near the Great Salt Lake last spring was down 30 percent from 2009.

Don’t let the first two weeks of the duck hunt fool you -- plenty of ducks will wing their way through Utah’s marshes this season.
Despite good water conditions, the number of ducks that nested on marshes near the Great Salt Lake last spring was down 30 percent from 2009.

September 24, 2010

Saturday is the last day to enjoy the Farmers’ Market.  The Farmers’ Market is located between Steph’s Drive Inn and Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.

Saturday is the last day to enjoy the Farmers’ Market.  The Farmers’ Market is located between Steph’s Drive Inn and Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.  Whether you are looking for Tupperware, unique art, produce or many other items, take time to visit the Farmers’ Market.  The opening hours of the market are between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  

September 24, 2010

Dallin "Leroy" Schenk, Senior, had a impressive game against Juan Diego.  Even with the loss, Dallin lead the defensive to keep the Soaring Eagles rushing yards to under 130 for the entire game.  The least amount of any game Juan Diego has played so far.  Dallin had some crucial tackles and the defensive line had a great game.

Dallin "Leroy" Schenk, Senior, had a impressive game against Juan Diego.  Even with the loss, Dallin lead the defensive to keep the Soaring Eagles rushing yards to under 130 for the entire game.  The least amount of any game Juan Diego has played so far.  Dallin had some crucial tackles and the defensive line had a great game.

September 24, 2010

The Morgan girls soccer squad played a home game against Region 11 rival  Bear River Lady Bears on Tuesday Sept.21st.

The Morgan girls soccer squad played a home game against Region 11 rival  Bear River Lady Bears on Tuesday Sept.21st.

September 24, 2010

Mens Basketball

Men's Monday Night Basketball league sign-ups are going on now.   
We have space for six teams just like last year the cost will be the same and the first six teams to respond will be in.Please contact Terry Allen for information and to get your team signed up now. 801-829-3467  tallen@morgan.k12.ut.us

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 12, 2010

    The Lady Trojans had the first home game against Skyview on Wednesday September 1st and looked to be definitely ready for a great season. 
The Freshmen had a close first game with a win of 25-22, but then got rolling winning the next two 25-16 and 15-10.

    The Lady Trojans had the first home game against Skyview on Wednesday September 1st and looked to be definitely ready for a great season. 
The Freshmen had a close first game with a win of 25-22, but then got rolling winning the next two 25-16 and 15-10.