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November 20, 2014
Community rallies to support family

The evening of Sunday, Nov. 16, Shayli Sargent and Ben Larson were sitting at their home in Croydon working on homework with their three children ages 10, 7 and 5.

The evening of Sunday, Nov. 16, Shayli Sargent and Ben Larson were sitting at their home in Croydon working on homework with their three children ages 10, 7 and 5.
When dark smoke filled the room, Ben went downstairs to check on the wood burning stove. The family realized that the smoke wasn’t just coming from the stove but that the house was actually on fire.  

November 20, 2014

The holidays are generally filled with shopping and stress.  It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.  
This time of year Commercial Street gets a Christmastime face lift to prepare for the Ol’ Time Christmas on Commercial Street celebration.  It is Morgan City’s way of saying “thank you” to its residents.

The holidays are generally filled with shopping and stress.  It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.  

November 13, 2014

Record numbers of young wrestlers attended Morgan’s tournament on Saturday, Nov. 8.  By opening more mats the tournament had an amazing 404 young wrestlers competing for medals.  Last year the tournament allowed only 320 wrestlers to register for the chance to wrestle in Morgan, but they had to turn away many wrestlers who would have liked to come. 

Record numbers of young wrestlers attended Morgan’s tournament on Saturday, Nov. 8.  By opening more mats the tournament had an amazing 404 young wrestlers competing for medals.  Last year the tournament allowed only 320 wrestlers to register for the chance to wrestle in Morgan, but they had to turn away many wrestlers who would have liked to come.  

November 13, 2014

As more and more tractors fill the empty lot next to the local Ace Hardware store, clearing land and hauling away debris, it is becoming apparent that Morgan City will be home to the newest Tractor Supply Company location.

As more and more tractors fill the empty lot next to the local Ace Hardware store, clearing land and hauling away debris, it is becoming apparent that Morgan City will be home to the newest Tractor Supply Company location.

November 6, 2014

Morgan County has a new planning and development department director.  Amid budgetary work sessions last week, Bill Cobabe accepted the new position.

Morgan County has a new planning and development department director.  Amid budgetary work sessions last week, Bill Cobabe accepted the new position.

November 6, 2014

Fox 13’s Big Budah spent the morning of Nov. 5 with the Morgan High School student body to tell the state what we’ve known for a long time- Morgan High School is a “cool school.” 

Fox 13’s Big Budah spent the morning of Nov. 5 with the Morgan High School student body to tell the state what we’ve known for a long time- Morgan High School is a “cool school.”  

November 6, 2014

Thursday night, Oct. 30, the Morgan High School volleyball team played a championship match against Snow Canyon High School for the Utah State 3A volleyball title. Although the team walked away with a second place trophy, they showed the heart and grit of true champions in a match that Morgan Coach Liz Wiscombe called “one of the hardest fought games I’ve seen in all of my years of coaching.”’ 

Thursday night, Oct. 30, the Morgan High School volleyball team played a championship match against Snow Canyon High School for the Utah State 3A volleyball title.

November 5, 2014
Besides unopposed races, only one race has clear winner

More than half of the county’s registered voters turned out on election night. This high voter turnout rendered many local races just too close to call.
As polls closed, it appeared only one local incumbent lost a bid for re-election.  On Nov. 4, Political newcomer Ted W. Taylor appeared to have won over incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith for the Morgan School Board District 2 seat.

More than half of the county’s registered voters turned out on election night. This high voter turnout rendered many local races just too close to call.

October 30, 2014

Just a few short weeks before election day, local candidates attended the Oct. 23 meet the candidate event sponsored by MOREPAC at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.  While six candidates for the Morgan County Council, county recorder and county clerk positions answered audience questions, a majority of the evening was spent discussing education with four candidates for the local and state school boards.

Just a few short weeks before election day, local candidates attended the Oct.

October 30, 2014

Mountain Green resident Ray L. Worthen, Democrat, is taking on Republican incumbent Melvin R. Brown for the Utah State House District 53 position representing Morgan, Summit, Duchesne, Rich and Daggett counties.
Worthen, 67, is a retired engineer who has lived in Morgan County for 16 years.  He was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in Ogden.  This is the first political office he has pursued.

Mountain Green resident Ray L. Worthen, Democrat, is taking on Republican incumbent Melvin R. Brown for the Utah State House District 53 position representing Morgan, Summit, Duchesne, Rich and Daggett counties.

October 30, 2014

For the first time in Morgan County School District’s history, the board of education appointed two high school students to serve on the board.  In the past, only one student has served as a student board member. Chandler Hipwell and Dietrich Streuber will serve as this school year’s student board members.

For the first time in Morgan County School District’s history, the board of education appointed two high school students to serve on the board.  In the past, only one student has served as a student board member. Chandler Hipwell and Dietrich Streuber will serve as this school year’s student board members.

October 23, 2014
Evaluation to follow rather than precede renewal

In a split vote, the Morgan County Board of Education approved extending the district’s business administrator contract another two years, through June 30, 2016.

In a split vote, the Morgan County Board of Education approved extending the district’s business administrator contract another two years, through June 30, 2016.
Business Administrator D’Lynn Poll has been operating for months without a contract, noted Board Member Jody Hipwell, who voted to renew the contract immediately.

October 23, 2014

The process that bypassed seven Morgan residents who filed for a spot on the state school board produced two candidates.  David L. Clark, of Providence, will take on incumbent Terryl Warner, of Hyrum, for the Utah State Board of Education District 1 position on the Nov. 4 ballot.

The process that bypassed seven Morgan residents who filed for a spot on the state school board produced two candidates.  David L. Clark, of Providence, will take on incumbent Terryl Warner, of Hyrum, for the Utah State Board of Education District 1 position on the Nov. 4 ballot.

October 23, 2014
Beloved couple never left each other's sides, even in death

Glenn and JoAnn Allgood left this life the same way they lived this life--together.  JoAnn Allgood had suffered recently from dementia and Glenn was by her side every second helping her through it. Glenn kept driving his tow truck until very recently when he discovered an old cancer had returned. The couple's love story would come to a nearly simultaneous close. After driving tow trucks and school buses for decades, the two died one day apart.

Glenn and JoAnn Allgood left this life the same way they lived this life--together.  JoAnn Allgood had suffered recently from dementia and Glenn was by her side every second helping her through it. Glenn kept driving his tow truck until very recently when he discovered an old cancer had returned. The couple's love story would come to a nearly simultaneous close.

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 11, 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.

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.

October 11, 2014

I attended a disturbing County Council meeting Tuesday evening.  The portion of the meeting I am addressing concerns the proposed Land Use Map Amendment for approximately 3,000 acres near East Canyon. I witnessed an orderly meeting with public participation that was way more orderly than the previous Planning Commission meeting I attended on this issue.   

Dear Editor,

October 11, 2014

Parks are a tangible reflection of the quality of life in a community.  They are often a major factor in the perception of quality of life in our communities.  Parks and recreation services are often cited as one of the most important factors in how livable communities are.

Parks are a tangible reflection of the quality of life in a community.  They are often a major factor in the perception of quality of life in our communities.  Parks and recreation services are often cited as one of the most important factors in how livable communities are.

October 11, 2014

A 15-year-old female was involved in an ATV accident Sunday evening in Peterson.  Morgan County Sheriff Blaine Breshears said the accident did not end up as a fatality even though the female was not wearing a helmet.

A 15-year-old female was involved in an ATV accident Sunday evening in Peterson.  Morgan County Sheriff Blaine Breshears said the accident did not end up as a fatality even though the female was not wearing a helmet.

October 11, 2014

On Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers listened to William O Nelson, former director of LDS Church Correlation, describe five miracles that have empowered The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and all of these have occurred within the last 25 years.

By Roger Peterson
On Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers listened to William O Nelson, former director of LDS Church Correlation, describe five miracles that have empowered The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and all of these have occurred within the last 25 years.

October 11, 2014

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Harold W. Orton, passed away at age 90 on Sept. 12, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 31, 1924, in North Ogden to Joseph A. and Myrtle P. Wilson Orton.  He married Fern Adams in November of 1942.  Fern died in 1955.  He married Marco Stokes in 1969.  

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Harold W. Orton, passed away at age 90 on Sept. 12, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 31, 1924, in North Ogden to Joseph A. and Myrtle P. Wilson Orton.  He married Fern Adams in November of 1942.  Fern died in 1955.  He married Marco Stokes in 1969.  

October 11, 2014

Shirley Tucker passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on Sept. 21, 2014.  Shirley was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was born in Riverdale, Utah, on Aug. 15, 1936, to Roland Sanford and Katherine Cevering Bingham. She was raised in Riverdale and graduated from Weber High School in 1954.

Shirley Tucker passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on Sept. 21, 2014.  Shirley was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was born in Riverdale, Utah, on Aug. 15, 1936, to Roland Sanford and Katherine Cevering Bingham. She was raised in Riverdale and graduated from Weber High School in 1954.

October 11, 2014

No more asking a handful of friends to ride the bus home with Johnny for his birthday party.

No more asking a handful of friends to ride the bus home with Johnny for his birthday party.
Morgan School District officials are going to have to clamp down on students not riding their assigned buses due to full busses and tight budgets.

October 11, 2014

U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), who represents Morgan County in Washington, was selected today to be the next chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, a caucus of conservative senators.  Senator Lee will assume the post at the start of the 114th Congress in January.

U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), who represents Morgan County in Washington, was selected today to be the next chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, a caucus of conservative senators.  Senator Lee will assume the post at the start of the 114th Congress in January.

October 11, 2014

Whether it be kids cooking classes, crock pot freezer meals, family night cooking, date night cooking, summer cooking camps, college cooking or even a baby shower and birthday party at Spoon and Spatula Cooking School, owner Staci Lane lets real-life experience serve as her guide.

Whether it be kids cooking classes, crock pot freezer meals, family night cooking, date night cooking, summer cooking camps, college cooking or even a baby shower and birthday party at Spoon and Spatula Cooking School, owner Staci Lane lets real-life experience serve as her guide.

October 11, 2014

Caprice Little and Jake Martell were sealed for time and eternity in the San Diego California LDS Temple on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Caprice is the daughter of Frank and Sally Little of Morgan. Jake is the son of Garrett and Carolyn Martell of Sandy, Utah. A reception will be held in their honor on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Hales Residence, 1220 South Highway 66 in Morgan. In case of oversight, please join us at the reception. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held at the LDS Church on 240 West Field Street in Morgan.

Caprice Little and Jake Martell were sealed for time and eternity in the San Diego California LDS Temple on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Caprice is the daughter of Frank and Sally Little of Morgan. Jake is the son of Garrett and Carolyn Martell of Sandy, Utah. A reception will be held in their honor on Saturday, Sept.

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 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.

September 28, 2014

Arlene Follett Irwin will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 17, 2014.  Arlene was born the oldest of six children to Martinus Tillman Follett and Mabel Elizabeth Larsen.  During her childhood years she lived in Centerfield, Springville and Morgan, graduating from Morgan High School in 1942.

Arlene Follett Irwin will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept.

September 28, 2014

By now most people who have lived in Morgan for any period of time have had a friend, relative or neighbor who has participated in the Morgan Community Choir.  Going into their 16th year, the choir has made an impression on individuals and the community.  

By now most people who have lived in Morgan for any period of time have had a friend, relative or neighbor who has participated in the Morgan Community Choir.  Going into their 16th year, the choir has made an imp

September 28, 2014

Seven Morgan County residents threw their hat in the ring in March for a chance to sit on the Utah State School Board for District 1.  Only one was allowed to progress in the selection process, which a federal judge declared unconstitutional last week.

Seven Morgan County residents threw their hat in the ring in March for a chance to sit on the Utah State School Board for District 1.  Only one was allowed to progress in the selection process, which a federal jud

September 28, 2014

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

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

September 28, 2014

Morgan motorists may be subject to 
emissions testing

Morgan motorists may be subject to 
emissions testing

September 28, 2014

Camille Fry Wilde passed away on Aug. 29, 2014, in Morgan, Utah, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.   She was the youngest of five children born to Richard and Nina Hess Fry on May 13, 1928, in Morgan, Utah.  Camille graduated from Morgan High School in 1946 where she loved being a part of the band and choir, and she served as the student body vice president.  

Camille Fry Wilde passed away on Aug. 29, 2014, in Morgan, Utah, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

September 28, 2014

On Aug. 27, 2014, Kim Dee Pritchard died unexpectedly at home.  Kim was born on June 3, 1960, at Dee Memorial Hospital to Dixie Lattin and Donald McGibbon. Don passed away when Kim was only 3 years old.

On Aug. 27, 2014, Kim Dee Pritchard died unexpectedly at home.  Kim was born on June 3, 1960, at Dee Memorial Hospital to Dixie Lattin and Donald McGibbon. Don passed away when Kim was only 3 years old.

September 28, 2014

When the Morgan High School student body officers approached the Morgan County Council months ago to contribute funds for a new school marquee, the county asked if the school board had contributed yet.  When told no, the council said they would not consider contributing to something the Morgan County School Board was not helping to fund.

When the Morgan High School student body officers approached the Morgan County Council months ago to contribute funds for a new school marquee, the county asked if the school board had contributed yet.  When told n

September 28, 2014

The Morgan County School Board recently took a look at the district wellness policy.  The policy dictates how delinquent lunch accounts can be reconciled, and that students participating in free and reduced lunch should never be identified.

The Morgan County School Board recently took a look at the district wellness policy.  The policy dictates how delinquent lunch accounts can be reconciled, and that students participating in free and reduced lunch should never be identified.

September 28, 2014

Since new federal guidelines were mandated for school lunch offerings, district officials say participation is down about 100 meals each day compared to figures two years ago.  Particularly, participation at Morgan High School has gone down, said Food Services Supervisor Roxanne Rich.

Since new federal guidelines were mandated for school lunch offerings, district officials say participation is down about 100 meals each day compared to figures two years ago.  Particularly, participation at Morgan

September 28, 2014

Valeri Hoopes and Lowell Murdock

Valeri Hoopes

September 28, 2014

Jesse Haven is among the influential pioneers who helped settle the Morgan Valley.  Few remember him, but a little time and a trip down the lane in front of Billy Weaver’s home and the Wardel Mink Ranch will give the Morgan County historian a rare glimpse of the past.  

Jesse Haven is among the influential pioneers who helped settle the Morgan Valley.  Few remember him, but a little time and a trip down the lane in front of Billy Weaver’s home and the Wardel Mink Ranch wil

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

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.  

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

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 23, 2014

Elementary, middle and high schools in the Morgan County School District received $236,124 in School LAND Trust funds for the 2014-2015 school year, at no cost to taxpayers.

Elementary, middle and high schools in the Morgan County School District received $236,124 in School LAND Trust funds for the 2014-2015 school year, at no cost to taxpayers. 

August 23, 2014

A landowner involved with plans for a 2,980-acre resort near East Canyon accused the Morgan County Planning chairman of trying to sabotage the Yaryca Master Planned Community during a Aug. 14 public hearing.  Many local residents praised any efforts to put a stop to the resort proposal.

A landowner involved with plans for a 2,980-acre resort near East Canyon accused the Morgan County Planning chairman of trying to sabotage the Yaryca Master Planned Community during a Aug.

August 23, 2014

Former Morgan resident Melissa Wilson, daughter of Ed and Sharlene Olsen, will be sharing her newfound talent with The Morgan County News in the form of her cartoon strip, Wonders and Blunders.  

Former Morgan resident Melissa Wilson, daughter of Ed and Sharlene Olsen, will be sharing her newfound talent with The Morgan County News in the form of her cartoon strip, Wonders and Blunders.  

August 23, 2014

Everyone knows that business is starting to boom again on historic Commercial Street. What you might have missed is how much these new businesses have evolved.

Everyone knows that business is starting to boom again on historic Commercial Street. What you might have missed is how much these new businesses have evolved.

August 23, 2014

Paul Douglas Lowe, 82, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Aug. 17, 2014, while surrounded by his children and loved ones.

Paul Douglas Lowe, 82, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Aug. 17, 2014, while surrounded by his children and loved ones.

August 23, 2014

During the Morgan County Planning Commission public hearing regarding the Yaryca development Aug. 14, a third of the dissenters taking the microphone spoke out against Yaryca because of the impact it could have on the Greater sage grouse, a candidate for an endangered species designation.

During the Morgan County Planning Commission public hearing regarding the Yaryca development Aug.

August 23, 2014

On Monday, Aug. 18, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, received a powerful lesson on temples from one of the LDS Church’s most able speakers on the subject.  Edward J. Brandt, Ph.D., former director of Church Correlation and recent past president of the Columbus, Ohio, Temple, spoke to the assembled group on “Temples Past and Present.”

On Monday, Aug. 18, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, received a powerful lesson on temples from one of the LDS Church’s most able speakers on the subject.  Edward J.

August 23, 2014

When Superintendent for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Joel Coleman was named the interim Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Utah this week, it was not in an open public meeting, something that has Utah State Board of Education Member Terryl Warner worried.

When Superintendent for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Joel Coleman was named the interim Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Utah this week, it was not in an open public meeting, somethin

August 18, 2014

The Morgan County Council would like to pursue development of a trail between Cottonwood Canyon Road and Old Farm Market Sinclair convenience store in Mountain Green.

The Morgan County Council would like to pursue development of a trail between Cottonwood Canyon Road and Old Farm Market Sinclair convenience store in Mountain Green.
“It is very, very unsafe for bikers and joggers on that road,” said County Councilman Lyle Nelson.
August 18, 2014

After 45 years of teaching, much-loved instructor Cherril Grose decided it was time to put down the chalk for the second time.

After 45 years of teaching, much-loved instructor Cherril Grose decided it was time to put down the chalk for the second time.
August 18, 2014

As a result of increased public pressure, the Morgan County School Board is contemplating the creation of a standards committee to keep an eye on state core standards and curriculum while allowing as much local input as possible.

As a result of increased public pressure, the Morgan County School Board is contemplating the creation of a standards committee to keep an eye on state core standards and curriculum while allowing as much local input as possible.
August 18, 2014

You own a home in Morgan County valued at $276,000, the average assessed value in the county.  Last year, you paid $1,184 in taxes according to the 0.007805 certified tax rate set by the Utah State Tax Commission. 

You own a home in Morgan County valued at $276,000, the average assessed value in the county.  Last year, you paid $1,184 in taxes according to the 0.007805 certified tax rate set by the Utah State Tax Commission. 
August 18, 2014

It is a privilege to honor Pat Porter Peterson as a distinguished employee of the month in the Morgan School District.  She began her employment with the district in 1968 as possibly the first recognized teacher’s aide.  During the past 47 years, Pat has been an administrative assistant, secretary, recess aide, teaching aide, study hall monitor, PE helper and lunchroom supervisor.

August 18, 2014

Every so often you encounter a person with a truly generous and giving heart.  If you know Susanne Skeen, then you know such a person. She has been blessing the lives of others in Morgan County for many years—In her family, her neighborhood, her work, her church, and in 4-H.   

Every so often you encounter a person with a truly generous and giving heart.  If you know Susanne Skeen, then you know such a person. She has been blessing the lives of others in Morgan County for many years—In her family, her neighborhood, her work, her church, and in 4-H.   
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 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 9, 2014

Verl and Deanna Mecham are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with family on Aug. 9 at Maddox restaurant.

Verl and Deanna Mecham are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with family on Aug. 9 at Maddox restaurant.

August 9, 2014

The county’s annual audit highlights tight budgets, challenges

The county’s annual audit highlights tight budgets, challenges

August 9, 2014

Dedicated youth still seeking donations for new marquee

Dedicated youth still seeking donations for new marquee

August 9, 2014

The U11 Morgan FC boys’ competition soccer team took first place at the La Roca Cup in Layton that was held July 16-19. The championship game went into overtime, but Morgan FC came away with a 3-1 win. The team is coached by Bob Grow, Brant Hayward and Jacki Cameron. Special thanks to Bryan Garay for helping train the team this summer and coming out to the final game to support the boys.

The U11 Morgan FC boys’ competition soccer team took first place at the La Roca Cup in Layton that was held July 16-19. The championship game went into overtime, but Morgan FC came away with a 3-1 win.

August 9, 2014

Alton Brice Olsen, 83, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, July 30, 2014, with his loving wife by his side.  The youngest child of Carl Antone and Hazel Louise Madsen Olsen, he was born May 7, 1931, in Milton.  

Alton Brice Olsen, 83, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, July 30, 2014, with his loving wife by his side.  The youngest child of Carl Antone and Hazel Louise Madsen Olsen, he was born May 7, 1931, in Milto

August 9, 2014

John Henry Noyes left this mortal world to begin his eternal road trip on Aug. 5, 2014. Born Feb. 10, 1956, John was the 10th of 13 children born to Verle Mc and Doris Noyes. Raised on a small family dairy farm in Milton in Morgan County, John learned the value of hard work and how to find joy in the fleeting moments of leisure.

John Henry Noyes left this mortal world to begin his eternal road trip on Aug. 5, 2014. Born Feb. 10, 1956, John was the 10th of 13 children born to Verle Mc and Doris Noyes.

August 9, 2014

Despite the rain, this year’s county fair was a success and many are pointing to the demolition derby as a jewel in the fair crown.

Despite the rain, this year’s county fair was a success and many are pointing to the demolition derby as a jewel in the fair crown.

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

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.  

August 1, 2014

For 45 years, Linda Morrison reported for work at the same school in the same classroom.  Sometimes her days began at 5 a.m. in the driving snow when she coached the Morgan High School Academic Decathlon team.  

For 45 years, Linda Morrison reported for work at the same school in the same classroom.  Sometimes her days began at 5 a.m. in the driving snow when she coached the Morgan High School Academic Decathlon team.

August 1, 2014

For some, the American military in Germany is a mystery. By participating in the 2014 Rheinland-Pfalz-Tag, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command is able to break down the barriers of its fences and show the local nationals everyone is a part of the same community.

By Staff Sgt. Warren Wright
 

August 1, 2014

Morgan County’s 11-year run with the Widowmaker Hillclimb has come to an end.

Morgan County’s 11-year run with the Widowmaker Hillclimb has come to an end.

August 1, 2014

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  For the second year in a row, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans on Monday, Aug. 4.  

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  For the second year in a row, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans

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 25, 2014

This year, East Canyon State Park is on a mission to introduce more people to this excellent venue.  As part of this mission, new park manager Chris Haramoto has been working closely with PureFishing.com to secure fishing equipment for a free annual fishing club for local children.  

By Justin Easley

July 25, 2014

If you get the chance, take a few minutes to speak with Bryan Searle, the new head coach of the Lady Trojans soccer team. 

If you get the chance, take a few minutes to speak with Bryan Searle, the new head coach of the Lady Trojans soccer t

July 25, 2014

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  For the second year in a row, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans on Monday, Aug. 4.  

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  For the second year in a row, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans

July 25, 2014

Help stop spread of the ‘STD of the sea’

Help stop spread of the ‘STD of the sea’

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

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 21, 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.

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.

July 21, 2014

Rather than pursue establishing a municipal service fund similar to that used for garbage collection, the Morgan County Council would rather try to negotiate its agreement with Morgan City to provide ambulance service.

Rather than pursue establishing a municipal service fund similar to that used for garbage collection, the Morgan County Council would rather try to negotiate its agreement with Morgan City to provide ambulance service.<

July 21, 2014

Everyone has a story to tell. It’s too bad in this day and age that we often do not take time to get to know our neighbors and learn their interesting experiences.  Most people are reticent to share their lives, but a visit with Ken Farr of Mountain Green is both entertaining and touching. Like any good story-teller, Farr can have you laughing one minute and shedding a tear the next.

Everyone has a story to tell.

July 21, 2014

Leon LaMadeleine, 72, passed away on July 9, 2014, in Ogden, Ut.  Born and raised in Waterbury, CT, he attended St. Anne’s Catholic Church and grade school, Crosby High School, received a BS at UCONN, and a MS in Plant Pathology at UNH in Durham, NH.  He served in the US Army, was a member of the VFW and was involved in the Republican Party.  He then began a life-long career with the U.S. Forest Service from which he retired in 2002. He was also a member and Director in Melaleuca, The Wellness Company up to his death.

Leon LaMadeleine, 72, passed away on July 9, 2014, in Ogden, Ut.  Born and raised in Waterbury, CT, he attended St.

July 21, 2014

Robert Allen Baca, 58, passed away July 10, 2014 into the waiting arms of his Heavenly Father and was finally reunited with his parents and brother after a long battle with cancer.

Robert Allen Baca, 58, passed away July 10, 2014 into the waiting arms of his Heavenly Father and was finally reunited with his parents and brother after a long battle with cancer.

July 21, 2014

Drew and Adele Downs and the late Lari Peck Downs are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Dylan Virginia to Tony Casper, son of Dale and Robyn Casper.  Dylan graduated from Lehi High School and then met Tony, a Morgan High School graduate, while they both attended Utah State University. Tony served in the Independence Missouri Mission.  

Drew and Adele Downs and the late Lari Peck Downs are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Dylan Virginia to Tony Casper, son of Dale and Robyn Casper.  Dylan graduated from Lehi High School and then

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 10, 2014

Friday, June 13, 1st Bank locations in both Morgan and Mountain Green honored our hometown heroes.  The parking lot and street corners were full as the public gathered to pay tribute our veterans, EMTs, firefighters and police officers.

Friday, June 13, 1st Bank locations in both Morgan and Mountain Green honored our hometown heroes.  The parking lot and street corners were full as the public gathered to pay tribute our veterans, EMTs, firefighters and police officers.

July 10, 2014

Root beer floats and flower leis were generously given out to celebrate a new small bowery dedicated at Riverside Park on Friday, June 20.   This was the first major appearance of the city’s new mayor, Ray Little, who took the position after Jim Egbert resigned.  

Root beer floats and flower leis were generously given out to celebrate a new small bowery dedicated at Riverside Park on Friday, June 20.

July 10, 2014

Morgan County School Board President Bruce Galbraith presented findings from the Utah School Boards Association regarding what makes a good school board member.

Morgan County School Board President Bruce Galbraith presented findings from the Utah School Boards Association regarding what makes a good school board member.
He said the right person makes a difference, as does the kind of board you have.  For example, if board members are always fighting against each other, little gets done. 

July 10, 2014

 

Morgan County School Board members weighed in on the state issue of extending a No Child Left Behind waiver, saying they don’t want to take a risk and would rather renew the waiver that is set to expire.

Morgan County School Board members weighed in on the state issue of extending a No Child Left Behind waiver, saying they don’t want to take a risk and would rather renew the waiver that is set to expire.

July 10, 2014

 In an effort to get parents and community members more involved in the education of students, the Morgan Board of Education has created special purpose committees.  The board members have been reporting the progress of the committees in board meetings for the past several months.

 In an effort to get parents and community members more involved in the education of students, the Morgan Board of Education has created special purpose committees.  The board members have been reporting the progress of the committees in board meetings for the past several months.

July 10, 2014

Patience is a virtue. In our fast-paced world today, sometimes we forget to slow down and remember our roots. Thankfully, we still get little reminders of hard work and patience in our small town.

Patience is a virtue. In our fast-paced world today, sometimes we forget to slow down and remember our roots. Thankfully, we still get little reminders of hard work and patience in our small town.

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

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.

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.

July 10, 2014

Last week DC Thomson Family History, the organization that owns findmypast.com, acquired Mocavo.  This seems like an excellent step forward for both of the companies.  

Last week DC Thomson Family History, the organization that owns findmypast.com, acquired Mocavo.  This seems like an excellent step forward for both of the companies.  

July 10, 2014

Snowbasin Resort has reinvented their popular summer brunch, turning it into a “dining discovery” experience and making it the premier Sunday brunch spot for miles around. 

Snowbasin Resort has reinvented their popular summer brunch, turning it into a “dining discovery” experience and making it the premier Sunday brunch spot for miles around. 

July 10, 2014

The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

 
The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

July 10, 2014

The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

July 10, 2014

The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

 
The Young Automotive Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Young Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The new dealership is expected to open its doors in early 2015.  

July 10, 2014

While the hotel chain lined up to open doors in Morgan City has pulled out, city and county leaders are teaming up to revive interest in future hotel possibilities in Morgan County.

While the hotel chain lined up to open doors in Morgan City has pulled out, city and county leaders are teaming up to revive interest in future hotel possibilities in Morgan Co

July 10, 2014

While the hotel chain lined up to open doors in Morgan City has pulled out, city and county leaders are teaming up to revive interest in future hotel possibilities in Morgan County.

While the hotel chain lined up to open doors in Morgan City has pulled out, city and county leaders are teaming up to revive interest in future hotel possibilities in Morgan Co

July 10, 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.

By Devin Rees
Morgan High School VP of Advertising
 

July 10, 2014

Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen. Each year more and more people step up to join this worthy cause. 

Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen.

July 10, 2014

Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen. Each year more and more people step up to join this worthy cause. 

Across the United States many great men and women are giving their time and energy for a great cause. They volunteer hoping to save lives, protect property and help out their fellowmen.

July 10, 2014

Our loving father, Jay Whitney Porter, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, June 21 at Ogden Regional Hospital surrounded by family.

Our loving father, Jay Whitney Porter, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, June 21 at Ogden Regional Hospital surrounded by family.
He was born June 16, 1919, to Lawrence Addison Porter and Gertrude Alice Florence at the family home in Porterville, Utah.  He was born into a large family of four sisters and eight brothers.

July 10, 2014

Marjorie Virginia Lepley Porter, born October 24, 1941, peacefully passed away with her family in the Morgan Valley she loved on June 16, 2014.  She grew up traveling with her military family, having cherished memories of many places, her favorite being Japan.  She graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1959 and St. Benedict’s Nursing program in 1962.   She loved her nursing career and those she took care of over her 50 years of service. Her most memorable nursing moment was meeting the love of her life as a patient while working in the hospital. 

Marjorie Virginia Lepley Porter, born October 24, 1941, peacefully passed away with her family in the Morgan Valley she loved on June 16, 2014.  She grew up traveling with her military family, having cherished memories of many places, her favorite being Japan.  She graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1959 and St. Benedict’s Nursing program in 1962.

July 10, 2014

The tax rate set by the state for each school district was decreased this year compared to last year, but the Morgan County School Board will not be able to pass on the savings.  To fund $348,000 in capital projects such as technology, a new bus and mechanical controls, they will need to increase the tax rate higher than that set by the Utah State Tax Commission, yet not higher than the total rate paid by county taxpayers last year.  Since the district plans to set a rate different from that set by the state, they plan to hold a truth in taxation meeting.  The school board voted unanimously to hold that meeting in August.

The tax rate set by the state for each school district was decreased this year compared to last year, but the Morgan County School Board will not be able to pass on the savings.  To fund $348,000 in capital projects such as technology, a new bus and mechanical controls, they will need to increase the tax rate higher than that set by the Utah State Tax Commission, yet not higher than the to

July 10, 2014

Snowbasin Resort is revamping their summer dining with the new Dining Discovery: Explore your Cravings program. The Dining Discovery program will encompass many aspects of dining at Snowbasin Resort and include Culinary Expeditions, Cooking and Eating Classes, Mountain Top Brunches, Burger Spa and Snowbasin Spirit Series.

Snowbasin Resort is revamping their summer dining with the new Dining Discovery: Explore your Cravings program.

July 10, 2014

Snowbasin Resort and the Ogden Valley Ski Team are proud to announce the new “Snowbasin Resort All Stars” developmental ski program for young athletes ages 7 to 12 years old.  

Snowbasin Resort and the Ogden Valley Ski Team are proud to announce the new “Snowbasin Resort All Stars” developmental ski program for young athletes ages 7 to 12 years old.  

July 10, 2014

The Morgan County Council will move forward with a request to annex into the Utah Transit Authority’s service area, but not because all council members want the service or approve of raising taxes.  Instead, council members want the public to weigh in on the matter officially by visiting the ballot box.

The Morgan County Council will move forward with a request to annex into the Utah Transit Authority’s service area, but not because all council members want the service or approve of raising taxes.  Instead, council members want the public to weigh in on the matter officially by visiting the ballot box.

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

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 15, 2014

Dalton J. McFall, 24, will be in court June 18 on three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor, one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, and one count of lewdness involving a child.

Dalton J. McFall, 24, will be in court June 18 on three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of dealing in materials harmful to a minor, one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, and one count of lewdness involving a child.

June 12, 2014

 
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June 12, 2014

Morgan residents hear President Obama regularly; however, it is not common that President Obama hears Morgan residents.  On May 13, President Obama not only met with a Morgan resident, but also spent time learning from a small group of law enforcement representatives including local man Keith Squires.  

Morgan residents hear President Obama regularly; however, it is not common that President Obama hears Morgan residents.  On May 13, President Obama not only met with a Morgan resident, but also spent time learning from a small group of law enforcement representatives including local man Keith Squires.  

June 12, 2014

Leland Craig Wright, 62, was born in Ogden, Utah, on October, 10, 1951, and passed away May 24, 2014 in Everett, Washington, after a nine-month battle with cancer. He is the son of Leland John Wright and JoElla Hammons Wright.

 
Leland Craig Wright, 62, was born in Ogden, Utah, on October, 10, 1951, and passed away May 24, 2014 in Everett, Washington, after a nine-month battle with cancer. He is the son of Leland John Wright and JoElla Hammons Wright.

June 12, 2014

For the past eight years James Oneil Miner has been bringing arrangements of classic songs like “Somewhere in Time,” and “Unchained Melody” to audiences around the world.  And audiences keep coming back because it’s the kind of music people love.  

For the past eight years James Oneil Miner has been bringing arrangements of classic songs like “Somewhere in Time,” and “Unchained Melody” to audiences around the world.  And audiences keep coming back because it’s the kind of music people love.  

June 12, 2014

Exciting things have been happening in recent months on State Street. Several new businesses have opened their doors and others seem to have been growing without actually opening any doors.

Exciting things have been happening in recent months on State Street. Several new businesses have opened their doors and others seem to have been growing without actually opening any doors.

June 1, 2014

While the Morgan County School Board reviews the student activities policy, some board members are considering increasing the grade point average for students involved in sports and other school activities.

While the Morgan County School Board reviews the student activities policy, some board members are considering increasing the grade point average for students involved in sports and other school activities.

June 1, 2014

Jeffery Manning of Morgan was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 17, 2014, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presided. Lannon, a 1973 graduate of the university, is the first alum to serve as president of Creighton. About 1,600 degrees were conferred during Creighton University’s spring commencement.

Jeffery Manning of Morgan was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 17, 2014, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presided. Lannon, a 1973 graduate of the university, is the first alum to serve as president of Creighton.

June 1, 2014

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew of the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their combined Eagle Scout Court of Honor with their normal Court of Honor at the amphitheater behind the Highlands Church Building on May 16 .  Sammy Winn, first class Scout in the Troop, conducted and the flag ceremony was performed by the Troop’s 11-year-old patrol under the direction of Ethan Davis.  

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew of the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their combined Eagle Scout Court of Honor with their normal Court of Honor at the amphitheater behind the Highlands Church Building on May 16 .  Sammy Winn, first class Scout in the Troop, cond

June 1, 2014

Morgan youth eagerly watched the skies, hoping for a cloud free morning this Memorial Day. After a rained out flight schedule on Saturday, the young fliers were especially excited to be out in the beautiful weather Monday morning.

Morgan youth eagerly watched the skies, hoping for a cloud free morning this Memorial Day. After a rained out flight schedule on Saturday, the young fliers were especially excited to be out in the beautiful weather Monday morning.

June 1, 2014

For many years Morgan has known its own fire chief, Dave Rich, as the face of Farm Bureau Insurance.  Rich has made the decision to retire and is turning the reins over to a new friendly face, Cole Everitt.

For many years Morgan has known its own fire chief, Dave Rich, as the face of Farm Bureau Insurance.  Rich has made the decision to retire and is turning the reins over to a new friendly face, Cole Everitt.

June 1, 2014

The Morgan FFA chapter held its end of year banquet on May 8 at Morgan High School to recognize members and supporters of FFA. 

By Ashley Wardell
The Morgan FFA chapter held its end of year banquet on May 8 at Morgan High School to recognize members and supporters of FFA. 

June 1, 2014

This month marks two years since the official ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of the Trojan Century Center. The 46,600-square-foot physical education and recreation facility sits on the district campus between Morgan High School and football field. The building houses an artificial turf practice field for football/baseball/soccer/golf, an indoor track, basketball/volleyball/tennis court and two classrooms.

By Diana Windley

June 1, 2014

When the Morgan County Council set out four years ago researching the need for public transportation in Morgan County, Councilwoman Tina Kelley didn’t think she would find many people who needed such a service.

When the Morgan County Council set out four years ago researching the need for public transportation in Morgan County, Councilwoman Tina Kelley didn’t think she would find many people who needed such a service.
She was wrong.

May 31, 2014

Shirley Kay Carter will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sat., May 24, 2014.  She was born in Evanston, Wyoming, the only child of Helen and Lin Taylor.  

Shirley Kay Carter will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sat., May 24, 2014.  She was born in Evanston, Wyoming, the only child of Helen and Lin Taylor.  

May 31, 2014

The Morgan County Council recently adopted its first comprehensive road maintenance plan.

The Morgan County Council recently adopted its first comprehensive road maintenance plan.
“The community is not happy with the conditions of the roads,” said Morgan County Council Chairman Logan Wilde.  “They are falling apart.”

May 31, 2014

There are not many people still alive today who can say they have actually been in flight in the belly of a B-17 bomber.  Morgan resident Alan Vesper and his father, Nick, can now mark that off their bucket list.

There are not many people still alive today who can say they have actually been in flight in the belly of a B-17 bomber.  Morgan resident Alan Vesper and his father, Nick, can now mark that off their bucket list.

May 31, 2014

The last few months have brought many changes to the Morgan City Council.  The resignation of Mayor Jim Egbert resulted in bringing Morgan City their new mayor, Ray Little.  The domino effect of Little’s appointment to the mayoral seat was that his council seat was left vacant.

The last few months have brought many changes to the Morgan City Council.  The resignation of Mayor Jim Egbert resulted in bringing Morgan City their new mayor, Ray Little.  The domino effect of Little’s appointment to the mayoral seat was that his council seat was left vacant.

May 31, 2014

We lost one amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend on May 20, 2014.  Charese passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

We lost one amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend on May 20, 2014.  Charese passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

May 31, 2014

Early Friday morning, May 16, a 67-year-old female driver lost control of her Honda Odyssey on Interstate 84, sending it off the road near the Morgan exit. 

Early Friday morning, May 16, a 67-year-old female driver lost control of her Honda Odyssey on Interstate 84, sending it off the road near the Morgan exit. 

May 31, 2014

While new taxable property is on the increase in Morgan County—which would benefit Morgan County School District finances—so are requests from large tax payers to adjust taxes downward—which could cause a one-year increase on property taxes.

While new taxable property is on the increase in Morgan County—which would benefit Morgan County School District finances—so are requests from large tax payers to adjust taxes downward—which could cause a one-year increase on property taxes.

May 16, 2014

If you have ever been watching General Conference or any other performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and thought you saw a familiar face, you might be right.  Jason Nelson of Morgan has been blessing the world with his vocal talents since 2011, when he began his service in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  

If you have ever been watching General Conference or any other performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and thought you saw a familiar face, you might be right.  Jason Nelson of Morgan has been blessing the world with his vocal talents since 2011, when he began his service in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  

May 16, 2014

Seven hundred and twenty-three children, from kindergarten to fifth grade, proved that kids can do big things, especially when working together.  The students of Morgan Elementary School came together with a common goal of earning money for the American Cancer Society through a fun day called Relay Recess.  The school raised over $2,030.  This is a huge accomplishment.

Seven hundred and twenty-three children, from kindergarten to fifth grade, proved that kids can do big things, especially when working together.  The students of Morgan Elementary School came together with a common goal of earning money for the American Cancer Society through a fun day called Relay Recess.  The school raised over $2,030.  This is a huge accomplishment.

May 16, 2014

On June 13, at the Morgan High School Auditorium, at 7:30 p.m., The Sons of the Utah Pioneers will host a concert by the renowned pianist James Oniel Miner, along with special guest artist Daron Bradford.

On June 13, at the Morgan High School Auditorium, at 7:30 p.m., The Sons of the Utah Pioneers will host a concert by the renowned pianist James Oniel Miner, along with special guest artist Daron Bradford.

May 11, 2014

The students of Morgan Elementary School recently competed in the annual Inspirations contest.  Pupils from kindergarten through fifth grade were eligible to participate in the art competition.  

The students of Morgan Elementary School recently competed in the annual Inspirations contest.  Pupils from kindergarten through fifth grade were eligible to participate in the art competition.  

May 11, 2014

How many times have you heard, or said yourself, that turning off Route 89 or Interstate 15 and heading up Weber Canyon to Morgan Valley is like entering a whole new world.  

Dear Editor,

May 11, 2014

The Livastride Youth Foundation is excited to announce the very first “Tee up for LYF” golf tournament held on Saturday, June 7 at Round Valley Golf Course in Morgan.

The Livastride Youth Foundation is excited to announce the very first “Tee up for LYF” golf tournament held on Saturday, June 7 at Round Valley Golf Course in Morgan.

May 11, 2014

Every other year, the Morgan High School band gets to embark on a journey outside of their normal school routine.  This year, their adventure took them to Washington D.C.

Every other year, the Morgan High School band gets to embark on a journey outside of their normal school routine.  This year, their adventure took them to Washington D.C.

May 11, 2014

Come celebrate spring at Morgan Community Choir’s 15th annual spring concert to be held Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan High School auditorium.  The choir sings old familiar favorites like selections from “The Sound of Music,” “American Folk Suite,” “The Prayer” and the beautiful “Homeland” set to the music of Gustav Holst.  Sacred hymns, a famous newer Broadway tune and even a vocal version of the “William Tell Overture” are part of the fun too.   

Come celebrate spring at Morgan Community Choir’s 15th annual spring concert to be held Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m.

May 11, 2014

As many as 700 students, siblings, parents and grandparents spent the evening of April 25 at Morgan Elementary School celebrating student artwork and enjoying the art of experienced artists. 

As many as 700 students, siblings, parents and grandparents spent the evening of April 25 at Morgan Elementary School celebrating student artwork and enjoying the art of experienced artists. 

May 11, 2014

Birkeland, Hone eliminated from state races

Birkeland, Hone eliminated from state races
Following last weekend’s State Republican Party Convention, two local residents won’t be proceeding onto the November ballot for state offices.

May 11, 2014

Leaving a legacy of love and determination, Lydia Clarinda Brandt Rust, at 81, slipped peacefully away in the early hours on April 25, 2014, at her home in Morgan.

Leaving a legacy of love and determination, Lydia Clarinda Brandt Rust, at 81, slipped peacefully away in the early hours on April 25, 2014, at her home in Morgan.
She was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Myton, Utah, to Dorothy Melinda Anderson and James Claren Brandt.

May 11, 2014

Peterson may be Morgan County’s next Mountain Green.

Peterson may be Morgan County’s next Mountain Green.

May 11, 2014

As the economy improves, Morgan land owners are “getting their estates in order” and visiting the planning and development offices for rezones.

As the economy improves, Morgan land owners are “getting their estates in order” and visiting the planning and development offices for rezones.

May 11, 2014

Gaylene Adams was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She is the daughter of a mother who was primarily a homemaker and a father who was a transportation supervisor at Hill Air Force Base as well as a farmer.  Gaylene is number three in a family of four children.  She spent her childhood living in Morgan County, first in Peterson and then on a farm in Porterville.  Throughout her childhood, Gaylene’s parents inspired an appreciation of hard work that continues to be evident in her work ethic to this day.  

Gaylene Adams was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She is the daughter of a mother who was primarily a homemaker and a father who was a transportation supervisor at Hill Air Force Base as well as a farmer.  Gaylene is number three in a family of four children.  She spent her childhood living in Morgan County, first in Peterson and then on a farm in Porte

May 11, 2014

Through a generous grant from Holcim, Morgan Elementary was able to realize a goal they have had for several years.  Principal Wolff, along with the community council, staff, and others have had a vision to host a STEM night for some time and with the money from Holcim, they were able to welcome students and their families to an evening of fun learning on May 2.  

Through a generous grant from Holcim, Morgan Elementary was able to realize a goal they have had for several years.  Principal Wolff, along with the community council, staff, and others have had a vision to host a STEM night for some time and with the money from Holcim, they were able to welcome students and their families to an evening of fun learning on May 2.

May 11, 2014

Establishing itself as one of Utah’s premier high alpine summer gathering places and music venues during 2013, Snowbasin Resort will once again be delighting music fans and outdoor enthusiasts every Sunday this summer with free music from June 15 to Sept. 28.  

Establishing itself as one of Utah’s premier high alpine summer gathering places and music venues during 2013, Snowbasin Resort will once again be delighting music fans and outdoor enthusiasts every Sunday this summer with free music from June 15 to Sept. 28.  

May 2, 2014

Have you ever thought about sharing your passion for hunting with someone else?

Have you ever thought about sharing your passion for hunting with someone else?
You can reach out to hundreds — or even thousands — of people by serving as a volunteer Hunter Education course instructor.

May 2, 2014

Morgan residents know how amazing it is to live in this beautiful county, away from all the hustle and bustle.  There are a few things, however, locals have had to sacrifice as a part of being such a rural community.  

Morgan residents know how amazing it is to live in this beautiful county, away from all the hustle and bustle.  There are a few things, however, locals have had to sacrifice as a part of being such a rural community.  

May 2, 2014

While the Morgan County Republican Party cannot endorse candidates in nonpartisan county races, it did not stop them from inviting all local candidates to address party delegates.

While the Morgan County Republican Party cannot endorse candidates in nonpartisan county races, it did not stop them from inviting all local candidates to address party delegates.
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May 2, 2014

A new business has opened its doors on Commercial Street. Glassed Up! carries an eclectic mix of upcycled glassware and vintage furniture. 

 
A new business has opened its doors on Commercial Street. Glassed Up! carries an eclectic mix of upcycled glassware and vintage furniture. 

May 2, 2014

Within the matter of a couple of minutes, Morgan City gained a new mayor and lost a long-time councilmember.

Within the matter of a couple of minutes, Morgan City gained a new mayor and lost a long-time councilmember.

May 2, 2014

Heavy-hitting endorsements are pouring in for a local county resident running for State Senate 18. 

Heavy-hitting endorsements are pouring in for a local county resident running for State Senate 18. 
Utah State Auditor John Dougall, Morgan County Attorney Jann Farris and local businessman John  Barber recently endorsed Lars Birkeland in his campaign for the State Senate seat against opponent and fellow Republican Ann Millner.

May 2, 2014

Bill Cobabe started his job as Morgan County’s new senior planner and zoning administrator Monday, April 28.  

Bill Cobabe started his job as Morgan County’s new senior planner and zoning administrator Monday, April 28.  
“Morgan is an incredible place,” said Cobabe, one of five applicants for the position.  “I am excited to be here.  It is just beautiful here.”

May 2, 2014

Vendor booths available

 
Vendor booths available
 

May 2, 2014

James Covel Woody, of Mountain Green, Utah, passed away on April 18, 2014.   He was born Sept. 23, 1931, in Ogden, Utah, to Covel John and Norma Warren Woody.  He was educated in the Ogden City schools.  He was a member of the LDS Church. James was an amazing example of service.

James Covel Woody, of Mountain Green, Utah, passed away on April 18, 2014.   He was born Sept.

May 2, 2014

Many people heading to the Easter egg hunts on Saturday probably wondered what giant event was going on at the high school. Morgan had been preparing all week to host track and field athletes from 17 different schools in the 2014 Morgan Pocket Change Invitational. The preparation paid off in what turned out to be a very well organized, well run meet. 

Many people heading to the Easter egg hunts on Saturday probably wondered what giant event was going on at the high school.

May 2, 2014

Ten years ago Raquel Gonzalez moved to Morgan from Uruguay. Her husband Fernando had already been here for two years earning and saving money for his family to join him. After moving to Morgan and finding employment at Steph’s, Gonzalez’s passion had been ignited. Gonzalez shares, “I love cooking.” Opening her own restaurant had been a longtime dream of Gonzalez’s, one that has finally come true.

Ten years ago Raquel Gonzalez moved to Morgan from Uruguay. Her husband Fernando had already been here for two years earning and saving money for his family to join him. After moving to Morgan and finding employment at Steph’s, Gonzalez’s passion had been ignited.

May 2, 2014

School board candidates tackled the question of how much information should be made available during the Morgan County Republic Party’s meet the candidate event during their April 18 county convention.

School board candidates tackled the question of how much information should be made available during the Morgan County Republic Party’s meet the candidate event during their April 18 county convention.

May 2, 2014

Karen Straw was born in Ogden, Utah, and spent her childhood living in Morgan.  She is the daughter of a father who was an engineer for the Utah Department of Transportation and a mother who worked at the First National Bank of Morgan.  Karen is the middle child in a family of three children, with an older brother and younger sister.  As a daughter, wife and mother, Karen values the connection and bond family provides.  She is a model of this each day and continues as a constant presence in the day-to-day lives of her parents, children and grandchildren.  

Karen Straw was born in Ogden, Utah, and spent her childhood living in Morgan.  She is the daughter of a father who was an engineer for the Utah Department of Transportation and a mother who worked at the First National Bank of Morgan.  Karen is the middle child in a family of three children, with an older brother and younger sister.  As a daughter, wife and mother, Karen valu

May 2, 2014

On April 12, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers made a trek to the Salt Lake City Cemetery.  The tour was hosted by President Calvin and Lynette Stephens.  The life accounts of these great men and women buried in the cemetery are a tribute to our ancestry and a credit to the inhabitants of these mountain valleys. 

On April 12, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers made a trek to the Salt Lake City Cemetery.  The tour was hosted by President Calvin and Lynette Stephens.  The life accounts of these great men and women buried in the cemetery are a tribute to our ancestry and a credit to the inhabitants of these mountain valleys. 

May 2, 2014

Candidates for state offices as well as current state leaders, even those not running for office, didn’t overlook Morgan voters at the Morgan County Republican Convention April 18.

Candidates for state offices as well as current state leaders, even those not running for office, didn’t overlook Morgan voters at the Morgan County Republican Convention April 18.
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May 2, 2014

For the March 2014 meeting, the Beta Literary Club invited local young adult author Jennifer A. Nielsen to talk about her writing and the different books she has published. Nielsen’s “The Ascendance Trilogy” final book “The Shadow Throne” had been released the week before. Nielsen’s agent had called her before the meeting to let her know that “The Ascendance Trilogy” was number seven on the top 10 of the New York Times Best Series list. Also the new book has reached 114 on the 150 USA Best Seller List.  Nielsen was having a great day.

By: Karen Eddington, Beta Literary Club Vice President 
 

May 1, 2014

Everyone would like to think they will never be in a position to need physical therapy. Unfortunately anyone who skis down a mountain, runs a marathon, or even just steps off a curb wrong will eventually find themselves in the physical therapist’s office.

Everyone would like to think they will never be in a position to need physical therapy. Unfortunately anyone who skis down a mountain, runs a marathon, or even just steps off a curb wrong will eventually find themselves in the physical therapist’s office.

May 1, 2014

Morgan Elementary will hold its first annual Art Festival, “Journey of Imagination, Dream, Believe, Inspire,” on April 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the school.  

Morgan Elementary will hold its first annual Art Festival, “Journey of Imagination, Dream, Believe, Inspire,” on April 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the school.  

May 1, 2014

A standing-room-only crowd seemingly agreed that now is not the right time to incorporate Mountain Green.  Local government representatives also revealed that Snowbasin officials do not favor incorporation.

A standing-room-only crowd seemingly agreed that now is not the right time to incorporate Mountain Green.  Local government representatives also revealed that Snowbasin officials do not favor incorporation.

May 1, 2014

Frank Rowe Levy was born January 20, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, to Leo Morris Levy and Emily Isabelle Waller. He returned to his heavenly home April 10, 2014.

Frank Rowe Levy was born January 20, 1933, in Los Angeles, California, to Leo Morris Levy and Emily Isabelle Waller. He returned to his heavenly home April 10, 2014.
Frank was an only child. He was drawn to adventures in Morgan County with his cousins.

May 1, 2014

Robert N. Hartman of Morgan, Utah, recently celebrated his 80th birthday.  Born February 17, 1934, he grew up in Ogden, a son of Alfred and Winona Hartman. He moved to Morgan where he hunted, fished, raised cattle and enjoyed his early life.  He worked at Hill Air Force Base for 38 ½ years. He started his career as a machinist and worked his way through many positions, retiring as a scheduling supervisor.

Robert N. Hartman of Morgan, Utah, recently celebrated his 80th birthday.  Born February 17, 1934, he grew up in Ogden, a son of Alfred and Winona Hartman. He moved to Morgan where he hunted, fished, raised cattle and enjoyed his early life.  He worked at Hill Air Force Base for 38 ½ years.

May 1, 2014

When a new superintendent took over the Morgan School District July 1, 2013, he had a community to calm after a failed voted leeway, a new principal to hire and bus routes to figure out.  And the weekly “Superintendent’s Corner” column that had run for decades in the newspaper ended.

When a new superintendent took over the Morgan School District July 1, 2013, he had a community to calm after a failed voted leeway, a new principal to hire and bus routes to figure out.  And the weekly “Superintendent’s Corner” column that had run for decades in the newspaper ended.

May 1, 2014

After loading up against top 3A, 4A and 5A teams in pre-season, the Trojans varsity baseball team started region play with a 2-1 record, including a dramatic 6-5 win against last year’s region champs and baseball powerhouse Park City, on April 14.  

After loading up against top 3A, 4A and 5A teams in pre-season, the Trojans varsity baseball team started region play with a 2-1 record, including a dramatic 6-5 win against last year’s region champs and baseball powerhouse Park City, on April 14.  

April 13, 2014

Andrea is the daughter of John and Camille Millburn.  Growing up in a family of four brothers, she has grown to love sports and the outdoors. Her family is very important to her.  She loves spending time with them and is so thankful for all the support and love they give to her.  

Andrea is the daughter of John and Camille Millburn.  Growing up in a family of four brothers, she has grown to love sports and the outdoors. Her family is very important to her.  She loves spending time with them and is so thankful for all the support and love they give to her.  

April 13, 2014

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

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

April 13, 2014

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

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

April 13, 2014

Brooklynd Preator, 21, left her hometown of Henefer on her way to work as a teller at the Morgan Goldenwest Credit Union branch.  She had been working there since August, and called a coworker to tell her she would be late to work the morning of March 28 because she had been involved in an icy accident on Interstate 84 near Taggart’s.  

Brooklynd Preator, 21, left her hometown of Henefer on her way to work as a teller at the Morgan Goldenwest Credit Union branch.  She had been working there since August, and called a coworker to tell her she would be late to work the morning of March 28 because she had been involved in an icy accident on Interstate 84 near Taggart’s.  

April 13, 2014

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

Cheryl Ovard
SCN Editor and Photographer

April 13, 2014

Although the controversy over the “common core” has been going on for a couple of years, my conversations outside of fellow educators have been limited to only a few individuals.  That began to change the night of the Republican Party Caucus meetings in my precinct.  I have been amazed at the lack of understanding and misinformation possessed by several individuals that I’ve talked with; thus the impetus for this response.  The purpose of this response is not to change the minds of those who are opposed, but to simply provide those who are honestly seeking information with the other side of the story.

Dear Editor,

April 13, 2014

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

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

April 13, 2014

March 27, our Morgan Troyettes took flight to sunny California to compete on a national stage against the nation’s best dancers.  Nineteen of the 21 Troyettes traveled to show off their talented kicks, turns and splits at a USA competition at the Anaheim convention center.

March 27, our Morgan Troyettes took flight to sunny California to compete on a national stage against the nation’s best dancers.  Nineteen of the 21 Troyettes traveled to show off their talented kicks, turns and splits at a USA competition at the Anaheim convention center.

April 13, 2014

UDOT plans Mountain Green interchange study

UDOT plans Mountain Green interchange study
The Utah Department of Transportation has agreed to do a new study regarding an Interstate 84 interchange in the Mountain Green area, said Morgan County Councilman Daryl Ballantyne.

April 13, 2014

If Morgan voters approve a sales tax increase in November, UTA could be coming to the county, but not in their traditional big buses.  In response to a November request from the Morgan County Council, the Utah Transit Authority has proposed unique transportation options for the county.

If Morgan voters approve a sales tax increase in November, UTA could be coming to the county, but not in their traditional big buses.  In response to a November request from the Morgan County Council, the Utah Transit Authority has proposed unique transportation options for the county.

March 30, 2014

The Night Out with the Troyettes is always fun for all the dancers in Morgan County.  It celebrates the art of dance and a year of accomplishment.  Each year, the Morgan Academy of Dance members join the Troyettes and the Future Troyettes in making this an enjoyable night for the entire community.

The Night Out with the Troyettes is always fun for all the dancers in Morgan County.  It celebrates the art of dance and a year of accomplishment.  Each year, the Morgan Academy of Dance members join the Troyettes and the Future Troyettes in making this an enjoyable night for the entire community.

March 30, 2014

After selling off Lot 55 of the Wasatch Shadows subdivision, the Morgan County Council is left owing the state for its original purchase.

After selling off Lot 55 of the Wasatch Shadows subdivision, the Morgan County Council is left owing the state for its original purchase.

March 30, 2014

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

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

March 30, 2014

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

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

March 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

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.

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Local resident Lars L. Birkeland has announced he intends to file for the Republican nomination for the State Senate.  He hopes to get Republican delegate’s nod to fill the District 18 seat that Sen. Stuart Reid does not intend to seek re-election for.

Local resident Lars L. Birkeland has announced he intends to file for the Republican nomination for the State Senate.  He hopes to get Republican delegate’s nod to fill the District 18 seat that Sen. Stuart Reid does not intend to seek re-election for.

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

The county’s animal control officer would like to increase fees, something the Morgan County Council is not willing to do without more research.

The county’s animal control officer would like to increase fees, something the Morgan County Council is not willing to do without more research.

March 23, 2014

In the face of a termination letter sent by the county’s economic development consultant, the Morgan County Council unanimously decided to keep the consultant on board.

In the face of a termination letter sent by the county’s economic development consultant, the Morgan County Council unanimously decided to keep the consultant on board.

March 23, 2014

The Morgan High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter is partnering with hit country artist Collin Raye and multiple businesses from the community to provide the necessary help to a local boy and his family. 

The Morgan High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter is partnering with hit country artist Collin Raye and multiple businesses from the community to provide the necessary help to a local boy and his family. 

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

The constitutional right of the people of Utah to petition their leaders has come under increasing attack as the visibility, and potential success, of Count My Vote increases. Good government groups Alliance for a Better UTAH and Utahns for Ethical Government have issued the following statement in response to legislation that would weaken Utah’s petition process:

The constitutional right of the people of Utah to petition their leaders has come under increasing attack as the visibility, and potential success, of Count My Vote increases.

March 23, 2014

In his recent State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama spoke about his signature domestic achievement, Obamacare. He predictably declared that his health law is working as advertised, despite all the problems with the website, the millions of Americans who have had their health insurance dropped as a result of the law, and the skyrocketing costs that have made health care unaffordable for many. To anyone taking an objective view, Obamacare is a disaster.

By Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)

March 23, 2014

With a strong history in our community for over 100 years, Holcim is looking forward with their Cementing the Future program.  

With a strong history in our community for over 100 years, Holcim is looking forward with their Cementing the Future program.  

March 23, 2014

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

March 23, 2014

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

March 23, 2014

“Many friends” discussed “many lands” at the Morgan County Library’s family fun night Feb. 24.

“Many friends” discussed “many lands” at the Morgan County Library’s family fun night Feb. 24.
Morgan County Librarian, Valerie Hancock said there were approximately 75 people in attendance.

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Last week the Morgan Lions Club hosted their always-popular annual basketball tournament.  Lions Club President DeOrr Peterson thanked everyone who helped to make this year’s basketball tournament a fun and exciting event.  

Last week the Morgan Lions Club hosted their always-popular annual basketball tournament.  Lions Club President DeOrr Peterson thanked everyone who helped to make this year’s basketball tournament a fun and exciting event.  

March 23, 2014

Candidates have begun lining up for several local government positions that will be on the November ballot.  

Candidates have begun lining up for several local government positions that will be on the November ballot.  

March 23, 2014

Like many school districts throughout the state, the Morgan School District is struggling with finding a math textbook option that aligns with common core standards. 

Like many school districts throughout the state, the Morgan School District is struggling with finding a math textbook option that aligns with common core standards. 

March 23, 2014

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”  –Plato

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”  –Plato
What does music do for a community?  It makes for a wonderful evening full of memories.  It combines past memories and newly made memories, bringing folks together. 

March 23, 2014

In an effort to provide guests with real-time information related to lift and trail status, weather conditions, current resort information, the ability to track runs, vertical feet skied at the resort, speed and more, Snowbasin Resort introduced a free mobile app this week that is available for both iPhone and Android smartphone users.

In an effort to provide guests with real-time information related to lift and trail status, weather conditions, current resort information, the ability to track runs, vertical feet skied at the resort, speed and more, Snowbasin Resort introduced a free mobile app this week that is available for both iPhone and Android smartphone users.

March 23, 2014

The county’s planning and development department is going paperless in the next six months, the department’s new head told the Morgan County Council Tuesday.

The county’s planning and development department is going paperless in the next six months, the department’s new head told the Morgan County Council Tuesday.

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

The Morgan County News joined with newspapers throughout the state at the Utah Press Association’s winter convention to claim three prizes in the annual Better Newspaper Contest.

The Morgan County News joined with newspapers throughout the state at the Utah Press Association’s winter convention to claim three prizes in the annual Better Newspaper Contest.

March 23, 2014

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, Betty Lorene Campbell Palmer, died Feb. 23, 2014, surrounded by her family.  She was 84.

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, Betty Lorene Campbell Palmer, died Feb. 23, 2014, surrounded by her family.  She was 84.

March 23, 2014

Our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother Colleen Smith Williams of Morgan, Utah passed away peacefully at her home on March 15, 2014.

Our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother Colleen Smith Williams of Morgan, Utah passed away peacefully at her home on March 15, 2014.

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Harvey J. Porter, 102, passed away Monday March 17, 2014 at the Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan Utah.

Harvey J. Porter, 102, passed away Monday March 17, 2014 at the Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan Utah.
Harvey was born July 12, 1911 in Salt Lake City to Warren W. and Susan L Florence Porter.  He was raised in Morgan and graduated from Morgan High School. 

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Charter schools are nothing new these days, but the Utah Military Academy offers something no other charter school in Utah has yet, a disciplined military environment.

Charter schools are nothing new these days, but the Utah Military Academy offers something no other charter school in Utah has yet, a disciplined military environment.

March 23, 2014

You have heard of public art, but have you seen public artists in action? Next week, Thursday, Feb. 27, you may see artists with easels all around town. The group, called the Plein Air Painters of Utah, paints together once a month and this month they will be inspired by the beautiful Morgan valley scenery. 

You have heard of public art, but have you seen public artists in action? Next week, Thursday, Feb. 27, you may see artists with easels all around town. The group, called the Plein Air Painters of Utah, paints together once a month and this month they will be inspired by the beautiful Morgan valley scenery. 

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Although it may take years to accomplish the incorporation of Mountain Green as the second official city in Morgan County, several local residents are taking steps now to start the process.

Although it may take years to accomplish the incorporation of Mountain Green as the second official city in Morgan County, several local residents are taking steps now to start the process.

March 23, 2014

The Morgan County School Board of Education wants input on how to handle anticipated growth, especially as it relates to expected increases in public school enrollment.  To get that input, the board has formed a growth advisory committee/task force.

The Morgan County School Board of Education wants input on how to handle anticipated growth, especially as it relates to expected increases in public school enrollment.  To get that input, the board has formed a growth advisory committee/task force.

March 23, 2014

The Morgan County School District has formed a transportation committee to focus on student safety.  The committee meets every three months.  During their most recent meeting, the group discussed the installation of cross walk signs.  Morgan City and Morgan County are expected to pay for the signs, which may be installed in March.  

Transportation committee focuses on student safety

March 23, 2014

On Feb. 17, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, held its monthly meeting.  Clyde J. Williams, formerly a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and current assistant managing director of the LDS Church Correlation Evaluation Department, was the invited guest speaker.

On Feb. 17, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, held its monthly meeting.  Clyde J. Williams, formerly a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and current assistant managing director of the LDS Church Correlation Evaluation Department, was the invited guest speaker.

March 23, 2014

Ann Millner, current Utah State Senate candidate and former Weber State University president, sought input from the Morgan County Council Tuesday and informed them of her platform.

Ann Millner, current Utah State Senate candidate and former Weber State University president, sought input from the Morgan County Council Tuesday and informed them of her platform.

March 23, 2014

Morgan City has made a stride forward in coordinating community events.  This move involved hiring a new event coordinator to work with the city council in not only making sure that big events are successful, but assisting in day-to-day operations as well.

Morgan City has made a stride forward in coordinating community events.  This move involved hiring a new event coordinator to work with the city council in not only making sure that big events are successful, but assisting in day-to-day operations as well.

March 23, 2014

Wednesday evening Morgan High School band students, parents and community members were treated to a special performance from the Ogden Buddhist Taiko drum group.

Wednesday evening Morgan High School band students, parents and community members were treated to a special performance from the Ogden Buddhist Taiko drum group.

March 23, 2014

Cayden Campbell, 13, who suffered severe head injuries after an ATV accident last Friday, is now home in Enterprise starting what his mother, Tisha, calls a “miraculous” recovery.

Cayden Campbell, 13, who suffered severe head injuries after an ATV accident last Friday, is now home in Enterprise starting what his mother, Tisha, calls a “miraculous” recovery.

March 23, 2014

Cayden Campbell, 13, who suffered severe head injuries after an ATV accident last Friday, is now home in Enterprise starting what his mother, Tisha, calls a “miraculous” recovery.

Cayden Campbell, 13, who suffered severe head injuries after an ATV accident last Friday, is now home in Enterprise starting what his mother, Tisha, calls a “miraculous” recovery.

March 23, 2014

For the first time in Trojan history both the girls and the boys earned the rare opportunity to compete for the basketball championship trophy in the state tournament. In a special treat for fans, this opportunity would play out in back-to-back games. 

For the first time in Trojan history both the girls and the boys earned the rare opportunity to compete for the basketball championship trophy in the state tournament. In a special treat for fans, this opportunity would play out in back-to-back games. 

March 23, 2014

Morgan entered the first round of the state boys basketball tournament last Saturday as the number one seed, earning the privilege to play at home against the Hawks of North Sanpete, a number four seed from Region 12. The game was closer than it ever should have been even though the Morgan boys eventually pulled away from North Sanpete.

Morgan entered the first round of the state boys basketball tournament last Saturday as the number one seed, earning the privilege to play at home against the Hawks of North Sanpete, a number four seed from Region 12. The game was closer than it ever should have been even though the Morgan boys eventually pulled away from North Sanpete.

February 15, 2014

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

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

February 15, 2014

Morgan residents have officially filed an answer and counterclaim with 2nd District Court, defending their actions called into question by a lawsuit filed Dec. 31.

Morgan residents have officially filed an answer and counterclaim with 2nd District Court, defending their actions called into question by a lawsuit filed Dec. 31.

February 12, 2014

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

February 12, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

If three words could be used to characterize Greg and Debi Smith, they would be busy, music and service. They have spent a lifetime dedicated to both music and service.  

If three words could be used to characterize Greg and Debi Smith, they would be busy, music and service. They have spent a lifetime dedicated to both music and service.  

February 8, 2014

In the last five years, Morgan County has employed four different individuals in its top planning spot.  Tired of the turnover and desiring top notch planning expertise, the Morgan County Council discussed Tuesday the open planning and development director position left vacant when Charlie Ewert accepted a planning position in Weber County last week.

In the last five years, Morgan County has employed four different individuals in its top planning spot.  Tired of the turnover and desiring top notch planning expertise, the Morgan County Council discussed Tuesday the open planning and development director position left vacant when Charlie Ewert accepted a planning position in Weber County last week.

February 8, 2014

The American Red Cross needs blood and platelet donors to help restock the blood supply this February. Severe winter weather throughout January across much of the country forced the cancellation of about 770 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in more than 25,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. 

Urgent need for platelet donors, blood donors with types O, A negative and B negative

February 8, 2014

Few teams experience history-making seasons, but the 2013-2014 Lady Trojans are deepening their legacy with each successive game. 

Few teams experience history-making seasons, but the 2013-2014 Lady Trojans are deepening their legacy with each successive game. 

February 8, 2014

Often when we hear of allergies we think of fall sniffles and watery eyes. While those may be an annoyance for many, one type of allergy less commonly talked about, and less understood, is that of food allergies. 

Often when we hear of allergies we think of fall sniffles and watery eyes. While those may be an annoyance for many, one type of allergy less commonly talked about, and less understood, is that of food allergies. 

February 8, 2014

Emphasizing her ongoing commitment to Utah’s economic development, longtime educator and community leader Ann Millner formally announces her candidacy to run for the Utah Senate in District 18.

Emphasizing her ongoing commitment to Utah’s economic development, longtime educator and community leader Ann Millner formally announces her candidacy to run for the Utah Senate in District 18.

February 8, 2014

The Morgan Trojans boys’ basketball team defeated Uintah last Friday in another commanding performance. The 94-70 victory extends Morgan’s winning streak to eight games—the Trojans are yet to lose in 2014. 

The Morgan Trojans boys’ basketball team defeated Uintah last Friday in another commanding performance. The 94-70 victory extends Morgan’s winning streak to eight games—the Trojans are yet to lose in 2014. 

February 8, 2014

A Morgan native has been found guilty of a racially-motivated murder in a Atlanta, Georgia, penitentiary facility.

Morgan native guilty of inmate murder
A Morgan native has been found guilty of a racially-motivated murder in a Atlanta, Georgia, penitentiary facility.

February 8, 2014

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

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

February 8, 2014

The three Morgan County residents named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed Dec. 31, 2013, say their upcoming answer set to be filed soon with the 2nd District Court will “exonerate all claims.”

The three Morgan County residents named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed Dec. 31, 2013, say their upcoming answer set to be filed soon with the 2nd District Court will “exonerate all claims.”

February 1, 2014

In a larger community, an unassuming, gentle man like Duane Stock may have gone unnoticed, but a man such as this is celebrated in our small town.

In a larger community, an unassuming, gentle man like Duane Stock may have gone unnoticed, but a man such as this is celebrated in our small town.

February 1, 2014

In search of companies that may want to locate in Morgan County, Morgan County Councilmen Robert Kilmer and Austin Turner traveled to the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held Jan. 14 to 17 in Las Vegas.

In search of companies that may want to locate in Morgan County, Morgan County Councilmen Robert Kilmer and Austin Turner traveled to the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held Jan. 14 to 17 in Las Vegas.
“To say it was overwhelming is the understatement of the century,” Turner said.

February 1, 2014

Morgan County is accepting applications for a new full-time planner after Charles Ewert, planning and development department director, gave his notice of resignation after accepting a principal planner position with Weber County.  His last day on the job was Thursday, Jan. 30.

Morgan County is accepting applications for a new full-time planner after Charles Ewert, planning and development department director, gave his notice of resignation after accepting a principal planner position with Weber County.  His last day on the job was Thursday, Jan. 30.

February 1, 2014

The Morgan Indoor Track and Field Club competed at its second event of the season last Friday and Saturday at Weber State University. Although the club is only in its first official year, these young Morgan athletes are proving that they warrant attention and respect even among the bigger schools in the 4A and 5A divisions.

The Morgan Indoor Track and Field Club competed at its second event of the season last Friday and Saturday at Weber State University. Although the club is only in its first official year, these young Morgan athletes are proving that they warrant attention and respect even among the bigger schools in the 4A and 5A divisions.

February 1, 2014

Approximatly 150 community members learned a bit more about the businesses in our county on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Approximatly 150 community members learned a bit more about the businesses in our county on Saturday, Jan. 25.  

February 1, 2014

The issues surrounding the interlocal recreation agreement tossed around for years among Morgan County, Morgan City and the Morgan County School District may actually be coming to an end now that the school district has removed a claims and liabilities section.

County approves interlocal recreation agreement

February 1, 2014

In continued support of our community, Young Ford and Young Dodge of Morgan gave back in a big way at the Morgan High School basketball game on Tuesday night. During 2013 Young Ford / Young Dodge hosted several events, including the Drive 4 UR School event and a Trunk or Treat, each helping to raise money for the Morgan Education Foundation. Tuesday night at the MHS boys varsity game, Trent Jaques, general manager of Young Ford / Young Dodge, presented a check totaling $4,780 to Brenda Crossley, Morgan Education Foundation president. 

In continued support of our community, Young Ford and Young Dodge of Morgan gave back in a big way at the Morgan High School basketball game on Tuesday night. During 2013 Young Ford / Young Dodge hosted several events, including the Drive 4 UR School event and a Trunk or Treat, each helping to raise money for the Morgan Education Foundation.

January 25, 2014

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

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

January 25, 2014

Three years ago Morgan residents Jim and Cleo Watt found themselves proprietors of something few people ever own –a cemetery. 

Three years ago Morgan residents Jim and Cleo Watt found themselves proprietors of something few people ever own –a cemetery. 

January 25, 2014

On Jan. 20, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held their monthly chapter meeting with guest speaker Dr. Theron Crowther, of Milton.  

On Jan. 20, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held their monthly chapter meeting with guest speaker Dr. Theron Crowther, of Milton.  

January 25, 2014

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

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

January 25, 2014

The Morgan County Council selected Logan Wilde as its new chairman, replacing Tina Kelley.  Ned Mecham will continue as vice chairman.

Council selects new chairman
The Morgan County Council selected Logan Wilde as its new chairman, replacing Tina Kelley.  Ned Mecham will continue as vice chairman.

January 25, 2014

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

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

January 25, 2014

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

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

January 25, 2014

The Morgan County Animal Control and River Valley Veterinarian, Dr. Jason Lott have teamed up to provide discounted rabies vaccinations, microchips and 2014 licensing.

The Morgan County Animal Control and River Valley Veterinarian, Dr. Jason Lott have teamed up to provide discounted rabies vaccinations, microchips and 2014 licensing.

January 25, 2014

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

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

January 25, 2014

The Morgan County School Board is on the search for residents to sit on a finance committee to take a close look at the district’s budget and also advise on money-saving tactics.

The Morgan County School Board is on the search for residents to sit on a finance committee to take a close look at the district’s budget and also advise on money-saving tactics.
Applications will be available in February for the 15- to 20-member advisory committee.

January 25, 2014

Becky was born in Ogden, Utah, at the old McKay-Dee Hospital on June 29.  She is the youngest of seven children (four sisters, two brothers) and was raised on a dairy farm in Henefer, Utah, where she milked cows, fed calves, rode horses, rolled and hauled bales of hay, caught poly-wogs, played with baby mice and lived outside everyday making mud pies, and playing with animals and cousins.  Her closest sister is six years older than she and there is a 20-year difference between Becky and her oldest sister.  She was an aunt two times before she was born and her nearest neighbors were five miles away.  She loved the open spaces and the hard work ethic that was instilled in her by her family and being able to grow up on a farm.

Becky was born in Ogden, Utah, at the old McKay-Dee Hospital on June 29.  She is the youngest of seven children (four sisters, two brothers) and was raised on a dairy farm in Henefer, Utah, where she milked cows, fed calves, rode horses, rolled and hauled bales of hay, caught poly-wogs, played with baby mice and lived outside everyday making mud pies, and playin

January 25, 2014

The Utah State Tax Commission announced that same sex couples who file as married on their federal income tax returns for 2013 may also file as married on their state income tax return.

The Utah State Tax Commission announced that same sex couples who file as married on their federal income tax returns for 2013 may also file as married on their state income tax return.

January 25, 2014

While the state is considering requiring 24 high school credits before graduation, the Morgan County School District superintendent is wondering if reducing Morgan High School’s 30 graduation requirements could save money in an already tight budget.

While the state is considering requiring 24 high school credits before graduation, the Morgan County School District superintendent is wondering if reducing Morgan High School’s 30 graduation requirements could save money in an already tight budget.

January 25, 2014

For the second time this season, the Morgan Trojans boys basketball team took on the Wolverines of Hunter High School and came away victorious. In an exciting finish, Morgan ended the contest on top with a score of 66-64, the second closest finish for the Trojans this season. 

For the second time this season, the Morgan Trojans boys basketball team took on the Wolverines of Hunter High School and came away victorious. In an exciting finish, Morgan ended the contest on top with a score of 66-64, the second closest finish for the Trojans this season. 

January 25, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

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 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 Utah Senate Seat 18.

January 12, 2014

The case against Scott Logan Gollaher is moving a little too slowly, say some Morgan County officials.

The case against Scott Logan Gollaher is moving a little too slowly, say some Morgan County officials.

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

Representatives from the city, county and school board recently re-evaluated their wish list for possible future grants, moving a bridge over the Weber River at the end of Young Street to the top of the list.  Restoration of the Weber River near the fairgrounds is second on the list, redevelopment of Como Springs is third, and Commercial Street building improvements is fourth.

Representatives from the city, county and school board recently re-evaluated their wish list for possible future grants, moving a bridge over the Weber River at the end of Young Street to the top of the list.  Restoration of the Weber River near the fairgrounds is second on the list, redevelopment of Como Springs is third, and Commercial Street building improvem

January 12, 2014

In order to move forward with grant funding to restore portions of the Weber River near the fairgrounds, Trout Unlimited and the DWR need the Morgan County Council’s nod of approval.  The council unanimously gave that nod last week, contingent on the county attorney’s review.

In order to move forward with grant funding to restore portions of the Weber River near the fairgrounds, Trout Unlimited and the DWR need the Morgan County Council’s nod of approval.  The council unanimously gave that nod last week, contingent on the county attorney’s review.

January 12, 2014

The word “tradition,” has a complex definition. Webster’s New Explorer Dictionary defines tradition to be “a belief or custom passed from generations to generation.”

The word “tradition,” has a complex definition. Webster’s New Explorer Dictionary defines tradition to be “a belief or custom passed from generations to generation.”
 Some Morgan County residents shared their traditions.

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

Weather has delayed the completion of the Morgan Valley Drive road construction project.  

Morgan Valley Drive construction project on hold
Weather has delayed the completion of the Morgan Valley Drive road construction project.  

January 12, 2014

Although same-sex couples could have obtained a marriage license from the Morgan County clerk between Dec. 23 and the morning of Jan. 6, none did.  And because of a Supreme Court ruling Jan. 6, it is not likely to happen again until a federal appeals court can rule on whether the Utah law banning same-sex marriage violates the Constitution.

Although same-sex couples could have obtained a marriage license from the Morgan County clerk between Dec. 23 and the morning of Jan. 6, none did.  And because of a Supreme Court ruling Jan. 6, it is not likely to happen again until a federal appeals court can rule on whether the Utah law banning same-sex marriage violates the Constitution.

January 12, 2014

Our 94-year-old Mustang-driving, bling-wearing, QVC-buying Mother and Grandma Doe drove her convertible Mustang over to the other side on Christmas Day.

Our 94-year-old Mustang-driving, bling-wearing, QVC-buying Mother and Grandma Doe drove her convertible Mustang over to the other side on Christmas Day.

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

Lloyd Rex Heiner passed away peacefully in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 27, 2013, with his wife and mother at his side.   We are certain he is happy to join his father, brother, grandparents and other loved ones who are rejoicing to be with him again. 

Lloyd Rex Heiner passed away peacefully in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 27, 2013, with his wife and mother at his side.   We are certain he is happy to join his father, brother, grandparents and other loved ones who are rejoicing to be with him again. 

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

Roger Fowles was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah.  The son of a father who was a school teacher and a mother who was a professional secretary for Geneva Steel, Fowles was raised an only child and admits to being a little “spoiled.”  Fowles lived in Mount Pleasant until he was about 8 year old and then moved to Provo as his father attended Brigham Young University.  The family then settled in Springville, where Fowles lived until he graduated from Springville High School.  

Roger Fowles was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah.  The son of a father who was a school teacher and a mother who was a professional secretary for Geneva Steel, Fowles was raised an only child and admits to being a little “spoiled.”  Fowles lived in Mount Pleasant until he was about 8 year old and then moved to Provo as his father attended Brigham Y

January 12, 2014

Assistance: Morgan City, Mtn Green, Milton

Assistance: Morgan City, Mtn Green, Milton
Assistance Other Jurisdiction: (3) WB I-84, EB I-84
Child Abuse: Morgan City
Child Neglect: Morgan City

January 12, 2014

Snowbasin Resort, together with Burton Snowboards, will be celebrating the grand opening today of the Burton Dinosaur Riglet Park, a new youth-focused snowboard learning park. The park was designed specifically for children as young as 3 years old to learn how to snowboard and is located next to Snowbasin Resort’s Snowsports Learning Center. Presenting exciting features themed around Utah’s vast dinosaur history, kids will have the chance to learn balance, weight transfer, edging and freestyle basics by maneuvering over, under and around sculpted terrain of lava and mountains with “Dino” the Dinosaur and “Terry” the Triceratops. 

Snowbasin Resort, together with Burton Snowboards, will be celebrating the grand opening today of the Burton Dinosaur Riglet Park, a new youth-focused snowboard learning park. The park was designed specifically for children as young as 3 years old to learn how to snowboard and is located next to Snowbasin Resort’s Snowsports Learning Center.

January 12, 2014

Interactive activities to include avalanche awareness, snowsports equipment safety demos, opportunities to close the mountain with ski patrol

Interactive activities to include avalanche awareness, snowsports equipment safety demos, opportunities to close the mountain with ski patrol

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 12, 2014

American Legion Post 67 and VFW Post 6154 held their annual Christmas party in the Morgan County Auditorium on Wednesday evening, Dec. 4. All veterans throughout the county were invited to attend this annual get-together for pie and ice cream and be entertained by the Nelson Brother’s Band. This was a great opportunity for members of both posts and other invited veterans to come together and get to know one another during this special time of the year. 

By Jim NickersonCommander, American Legion Post 67

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 28, 2013

Compared to past years of financial woes, news for the 2014 Morgan County budget is good.  The year 2013 saw a $4.9 million general fund budget while 2014 is anticipating a $5.3 million budget.

Compared to past years of financial woes, news for the 2014 Morgan County budget is good.  The year 2013 saw a $4.9 million general fund budget while 2014 is anticipating a $5.3 million budget.
“We are in a good situation,” Councilman Lyle Nelson said.

December 28, 2013

Gerald and Georgia Mikesell celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home in Porterville, Utah, with their family.  They were married Nov. 18, 1953, in Morgan, Utah.  Later their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS temple on June 2, 1965.

Gerald and Georgia Mikesell celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home in Porterville, Utah, with their family.  They were married Nov. 18, 1953, in Morgan, Utah.  Later their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS temple on June 2, 1965.

December 28, 2013

Caleb Bennett spent the better part of Monday along Interstate 15, making that magical seven-hour drive from his home in Morgan to Las Vegas.

By Ted Harbin
Caleb Bennett spent the better part of Monday along Interstate 15, making that magical seven-hour drive from his home in Morgan to Las Vegas.

December 28, 2013

How focused is bareback rider Caleb Bennett?

By Ted Harbin                                                                                                 &nbsp

December 28, 2013

This time of year is generally filled with shopping and stress.  There is pressure to make sure everyone is happy on Christmas morning.  It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.  

This time of year is generally filled with shopping and stress.  There is pressure to make sure everyone is happy on Christmas morning.  It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.  

December 28, 2013

The Morgan County Council is interested enough in a proposal to restore and enhance the Weber River through the county that they agreed to prioritize a design study.

The Morgan County Council is interested enough in a proposal to restore and enhance the Weber River through the county that they agreed to prioritize a design study.

December 28, 2013

Now that the Morgan County Council has approved the rezone and development agreement, Morgan may be home to the Holding family’s next four-season destination resort envied by others.

Now that the Morgan County Council has approved the rezone and development agreement, Morgan may be home to the Holding family’s next four-season destination resort envied by others.

December 28, 2013

Last week I wrote about Family History Expos coming to Morgan (see information below).  This week there is additional information about the event.

Last week I wrote about Family History Expos coming to Morgan (see information below).  This week there is additional information about the event.

December 28, 2013

The Genealogy and Local History Celebration was a hit with attendees.  Those in attendance had a great time and can’t wait to see more opportunities to serve the genealogical needs of our community.

By Holly T. Hansen
The Genealogy and Local History Celebration was a hit with attendees.  Those in attendance had a great time and can’t wait to see more opportunities to serve the genealogical needs of our community.

December 28, 2013

On Nov. 17, The Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting with keynote speaker David Marsh of the Church Curriculum Department.  His topic included how the curriculum of the Church is developed, correlated, translated and disseminated throughout the world. 

On Nov. 17, The Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting with keynote speaker David Marsh of the Church Curriculum Department.  His topic included how the curriculum of the Church is developed, correlated, translated and disseminated throughout the world. 

December 28, 2013

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

News reporter and author Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” On Monday, Nov. 11, Morgan Middle school students celebrated Veteran’s Day by honoring the many brave Morgan residents who have fought valiantly for our rights and freedoms.  

News reporter and author Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” On Monday, Nov. 11, Morgan Middle school students celebrated Veteran’s Day by honoring the many brave Morgan residents who have fought valiantly for our rights and freedoms.  

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

Coaches, parents, and supporters crowded around wrestling mats on November 9th for the 2nd annual USA sanctioned Little League Folkstyle Tournament held in Morgan as they shouted out wrestling techniques and praise for the young wrestlers. Dressed in singlets and headgear or t-shirts and shorts, approximately 340 wrestlers came from as far away as Pinedale, Magna, Bear River, Heber City, South Jordan, Evanston, and everywhere in between.

Coaches, parents, and supporters crowded around wrestling mats on November 9th for the 2nd annual USA sanctioned Little League Folkstyle Tournament held in Morgan as they shouted out wrestling techniques and praise for the young wrestlers.

December 28, 2013

Saturday, Nov. 9, the Morgan MTB Race Team traveled to the revered mountain bike destination of Moab to compete in this year’s Utah High School Cycling League State Championships.  The Morgan team fielded 21 racers to compete in what turned out to be an incredible finish to an already fantastic season.

Saturday, Nov. 9, the Morgan MTB Race Team traveled to the revered mountain bike destination of Moab to compete in this year’s Utah High School Cycling League State Championships.  The Morgan team fielded 21 racers to compete in what turned out to be an incredible finish to an already fantastic season.

December 28, 2013

While the Morgan County School Board seeks an option to congested city streets during school arrival and dismissal, Morgan City officials said they are still seeking financing options for a new bridge at the end of Young Street.  The bridge would span the Weber River, connecting Young Street to Commercial Street near the Morgan County Fairgrounds.

Young Street Bridge still in the works

December 28, 2013

The Morgan County Council unanimously approved investigating the establishment of a grant-writing position in the county.

County searching for grant writer
The Morgan County Council unanimously approved investigating the establishment of a grant-writing position in the county.

December 28, 2013

Our beloved mother, “GMA C,” sister and friend, Carolyn Carter Christensen, 48, was called back to heaven on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.  She passed away quickly and unexpectedly due to health complications.

Our beloved mother, “GMA C,” sister and friend, Carolyn Carter Christensen, 48, was called back to heaven on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.  She passed away quickly and unexpectedly due to health complications.

December 28, 2013

Drifting snow added to the ambiance as the community gathered around to count down the lighting of the Christmas tree in the center of Commercial Street at the end of the fourth annual Ol’ Time Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7.  The city street looked like a scene right out of a Hallmark Christmas movie where neighbors, friends and family gather around to celebrate together.

Drifting snow added to the ambiance as the community gathered around to count down the lighting of the Christmas tree in the center of Commercial Street at the end of the fourth annual Ol’ Time Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec.

December 28, 2013

Morgan’s cultural interest has recently grown and is evident with the number enrolled this year in the Morgan Valley Chamber Orchestra. This is their third year and classes are already underway.

Morgan’s cultural interest has recently grown and is evident with the number enrolled this year in the Morgan Valley Chamber Orchestra. This is their third year and classes are already underway.

December 28, 2013

There’s a new state parks employee in town, and he has some new plans for East Canyon State Park.

There’s a new state parks employee in town, and he has some new plans for East Canyon State Park.
While the reservoir is a popular destination for boating, fishing and camping, Park Manager Chris Haramoto hopes to draw on the history of the area to increase visitors to the state park.  

December 28, 2013

Members of the public addressed the Morgan County School Board Tuesday on issues related to the state common core and budgetary matters.

Members of the public addressed the Morgan County School Board Tuesday on issues related to the state common core and budgetary matters.

December 28, 2013

This is the first week of a new column in The Morgan County News.  We will bring you information and reviews about the books stocked by Morgan Valley Crafts.  We hope that this will be helpful to you as you make your decisions about what books to choose.

This is the first week of a new column in The Morgan County News.  We will bring you information and reviews about the books stocked by Morgan Valley Crafts.  We hope that this will be helpful to you as you make your decisions about what books to choose.

December 28, 2013

The accounting firm of Gilbert & Stewart in Provo issued an unmodified, clean opinion of the Morgan County School District’s finances.  With significant changes in auditing standards whit year, it is the highest opinion that can be received.

The accounting firm of Gilbert & Stewart in Provo issued an unmodified, clean opinion of the Morgan County School District’s finances.  With significant changes in auditing standards whit year, it is the highest opinion that can be received.

December 28, 2013

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

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

December 28, 2013

Steve was born in Kingsville, Texas.  He grew up in Laramie, Wyom.  Growing up he loved being outside with his animals.  Wood graduated from Laramie High School where he participated in basketball, FFA, band and choir.  

Steve was born in Kingsville, Texas.  He grew up in Laramie, Wyom.  Growing up he loved being outside with his animals.  Wood graduated from Laramie High School where he participated in basketball, FFA, band and choir.  

December 28, 2013

Recently, Senator Mike Lee hosted a roundtable with Utah citizens, experts, government officials, and community activists on the growing crisis of immobility among the poor.  The event is a continuation of Sen. Lee’s “Let’s Talk” series he began in August, taking him around the state to hear directly from Utahns about the critical issues facing the state and the country. 

Recently, Senator Mike Lee hosted a roundtable with Utah citizens, experts, government officials, and community activists on the growing crisis of immobility among the poor.  The event is a continuation of Sen.

December 28, 2013

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 3- 9, 111 calls

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for November 3- 9, 111 calls
Assault: Mtn Green
Assistance: (6) Morgan City, Mtn Green
Assistance Other Jurisdiction: Morgan City, Mtn Green, WB I-84

December 28, 2013

City officials are so interested in bringing new businesses to town in an effort to boost economic development that they would consider offering tax incentives to anyone interested.

City officials are so interested in bringing new businesses to town in an effort to boost economic development that they would consider offering tax incentives to anyone interested.

December 28, 2013

Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms.  These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.

Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms.  These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.

December 28, 2013

John Jack Draper, United States Marine, and resident of Morgan recently passed away joining the ranks of the many heroes President Ronald Reagan classified as the “Greatest Generation,” whose ranks are diminishing at a rapid rate. 

Part one of a two part series
John Jack Draper, United States Marine, and resident of Morgan recently passed away joining the ranks of the many heroes President Ronald Reagan classified as the “Greatest Generation,” whose ranks are diminishing at a rapid rate. 

December 28, 2013

The soldiers lived on two or three bowls of rice a day until it was almost gone. Only one ship got through at night to unload rice and got out before morning. The soldiers felt lucky to finally get just one bowl of rice once a day for the last two or three months.  Because Corregidor was under attack from the sky and sea with no hope of reinforcements, the men fought on heroically, but were forced to surrender on May 6, 1942.  

Part two of a two-part series

December 28, 2013

City, county and school board leaders are considering negotiating tax incentives that could bring $6.2 million in taxable value improvements to the county in the form of an expansion of the Young Automotive Group.

City, county and school board leaders are considering negotiating tax incentives that could bring $6.2 million in taxable value improvements to the county in the form of an expansion of the Young Automotive Group.

December 28, 2013

“Gimme gimme, that thing called love!”

“Gimme gimme, that thing called love!”  

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 28, 2013

Hundreds of children and adults gathered at the Morgan Middle School to celebrate Halloween and raise money for Morgan Elementary, Morgan Middle and Morgan High School.  

 
Hundreds of children and adults gathered at the Morgan Middle School to celebrate Halloween and raise money for Morgan Elementary, Morgan Middle and Morgan High School.  

November 28, 2013

 
In a crazy finish to the high school football regular season, the lights beamed a little bit bright in Salt Lake at Judge Memorial on Friday night. 
The region title and playoff seeding was on the line as the Morgan Trojans put their undefeated region record on the line, hoping to stop a Judge team that had been on a roll after two early losses. 

 
In a crazy finish to the high school football regular season, the lights beamed a little bit bright in Salt Lake at Judge Memorial on Friday night. 

November 28, 2013

Morgan City voters cast their ballots Tuesday to retain all incumbents on the Morgan City Council.  

Morgan City voters cast their ballots Tuesday to retain all incumbents on the Morgan City Council.  
Jim Egbert ran unopposed for another 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 28, 2013

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their fouth race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers were blessed with dry conditions and temperatures perfect for racing.

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their fouth race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers were blessed with dry conditions and temperatures perfect for racing.

November 28, 2013

Morgan Elementary School was recently recognized as a recipient of the 2013 Utah High Performing Title I Schools Recognition.  The Utah State Office of Education recognized Morgan Elementary as a Utah Title I school that is able to demonstrate high levels of student achievement. 

Morgan Elementary School was recently recognized as a recipient of the 2013 Utah High Performing Title I Schools Recognition.  The Utah State Office of Education recognized Morgan Elementary as a Utah Title I school that is able to demonstrate high levels of student achievement. 

November 28, 2013

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their 4th race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers were blessed with dry conditions and temperatures perfect for racing.

 

November 28, 2013

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their 4th race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers were blessed with dry conditions and temperatures perfect for racing.

Last Saturday, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their 4th race of the season at Soldier Hollow in Heber valley.  At a time of the year when colder weather, rain and even snow is expected the student racers wer

November 28, 2013

As another fall season goes by, we congratulate and thank all those involved in coaching and refereeing in our valley.  

As another fall season goes by, we congratulate and thank all those involved in coaching and refereeing in our valley.  

November 9, 2013

Anyone who owns a home, walks across a bridge or enjoys the protection of our laws here in Morgan County should take a walk in Riverside Park.  There in the warming October sun they should use their fingers to trace over the names of Samuel and Esther Francis that were recently inscribed on a monument dedicated to our forbears by the Sons of the Utah Pioneers.  This couple has been one of the center stones of the foundation upon which we all have laid our lives. 

Anyone who owns a home, walks across a bridge or enjoys the protection of our laws here in Morgan County should take a walk in Riverside Park.  There in the warming October sun they should use their fingers to trace over the names of Samuel and Esther Francis that were recently inscribed on a monument dedicated to our forbears by the Sons of the Utah Pioneers.&n

November 9, 2013

Not many people can lay claim to babysitting a mountain lion for two weeks or keeping a mouse farm in their laundry room to feed injured raptors.  Don Paul expounded on the time he wrestled the six-month-old mountain lion into the bathroom to wash it off. He said it was a real challenge and the bathroom was a mess afterward. 

Not many people can lay claim to babysitting a mountain lion for two weeks or keeping a mouse farm in their laundry room to feed injured raptors.  Don Paul expounded on the time he wrestled the six-month-old mountain lion into the bathroom to wash it off. He said it was a real challenge and the bathroom was a mess afterward. 

November 9, 2013

Morgan County’s economic development consultant is pursuing the redevelopment of the Como Springs area, saying a new hot springs pool could bring in as many as 42,900 people each year.  But that is only if the necessary agreements can be made and as much as $3.79 million can be secured to finance the venture.

Morgan County’s economic development consultant is pursuing the redevelopment of the Como Springs area, saying a new hot springs pool could bring in as many as 42,900 people each year.  But that is only if the necessary agreements can be made and as much as $3.79 million can be secured to finance the venture.

November 9, 2013

Morgan County Council members are crediting their new public works department director for making a significant dent in the county’s weed problem, while other groups are worried about new noxious weeds coming to the county.

Morgan County Council members are crediting their new public works department director for making a significant dent in the county’s weed problem, while other groups are worried about new noxious weeds coming to the county.

November 9, 2013

Morgan resident Dawna Little Zukirmi and Crystal Young, a hydrologist from RiverRestoration.org, presented their hopes for the Weber River to the Morgan Council of Governments group on Monday. 

Morgan resident Dawna Little Zukirmi and Crystal Young, a hydrologist from RiverRestoration.org, presented their hopes for the Weber River to the Morgan Council of Governments group on Monday. 

November 9, 2013

Senator Mike Lee introduced a tax reform plan that would replaces much of today’s complex tax system with a new, simple structure that provides solutions for America’s ongoing opportunity crisis and ends the discrimination of parents in the tax code.  The Family Fairness and Opportunity Tax Reform Act is a pro-family, pro-growth plan that incentivizes social mobility, promotes middle-class economic security, and improves opportunity for all Americans.

Senator Mike Lee introduced a tax reform plan that would replaces much of today’s complex tax system with a new, simple structure that provides solutions for America’s ongoing opportunity crisis and ends the discrimination of parents in the tax code.  The Family Fairness and Opportunity Tax Reform Act is a pro-family, pro-growth plan that incentivizes social mobility

November 9, 2013

After four years in office, Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert is running for his second term unopposed.

After four years in office, Morgan City Mayor Jim Egbert is running for his second term unopposed.

November 9, 2013

City Councilman Mike Kendell, originally appointed to his position in 2012, is running unopposed for election to another two-year term.

City Councilman Mike Kendell, originally appointed to his position in 2012, is running unopposed for election to another two-year term.

November 9, 2013

Council advises on water concerns

Council advises on water concerns
Amid public concern that there is not enough water for future development plans, one Morgan County Councilman made some suggestions.

November 9, 2013

At the State Board of Education meeting, Friday, Oct. 4, Mountain Green resident Lydia Nuttall was honored with an achievement spotlight and awarded a Certificate of Excellence for exemplary service and dedication in improving education for Utah students.

At the State Board of Education meeting, Friday, Oct. 4, Mountain Green resident Lydia Nuttall was honored with an achievement spotlight and awarded a Certificate of Excellence for exemplary service and dedication in improving education for Utah students.

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.

October 19, 2013

MyHeritage announced this week that they have reached a landmark agreement with FamilySearch. In the announcement they said, “MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, and FamilySearch.organnounced today the signing and commencement of a strategic partnership that forges a new path for the family history industry. Under this multi-year partnership, MyHeritage will provide FamilySearch with access to its powerful technologies and FamilySearch will share billions of global historical records and family tree profiles spanning hundreds of years with MyHeritage. This will help millions of MyHeritage and FamilySearch users discover even more about their family history.

MyHeritage announced this week that they have reached a landmark agreement with FamilySearch. In the announcement they said, “MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, and FamilySearch.organnounced today the signing and commencement of a strategic partnership that forges a new path for the family history industry.

October 19, 2013

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

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

October 19, 2013

Morgan FFA students participated at Snow College field day in judging contests on Oct. 8. This was the first contest of the 2013-2014 school year.

By Hanna Giles
FFA Chapter Reporter
Morgan FFA students participated at Snow College field day in judging contests on Oct. 8. This was the first contest of the 2013-2014 school year.

October 19, 2013

The Morgan County School Board is creating a financial oversight committee, but stopping short of having a community member on that committee for now.

The Morgan County School Board is creating a financial oversight committee, but stopping short of having a community member on that committee for now.

October 19, 2013

A representative from the Utah State School Board says those both in favor of and opposed to the Utah Common Core have the same concerns.

A representative from the Utah State School Board says those both in favor of and opposed to the Utah Common Core have the same concerns.

October 19, 2013

The Morgan Trojan football team has been scoring points this year as if it were basketball season. Still, they knew they would have a hard time last Thursday night against the Grantsville Cowboys. 

The Morgan Trojan football team has been scoring points this year as if it were basketball season. Still, they knew they would have a hard time last Thursday night against the Grantsville Cowboys. 

October 14, 2013

This week the Morgan City Council approved providing access to a $642,000 no-interest loan from the USDA to the developer of a new hotel in Morgan City.  The developer has already obtained nearly $5 million in funding on their own.  This was the final step needed in the agreement with the city and the developer to facilitate the building of the hotel.  

This week the Morgan City Council approved providing access to a $642,000 no-interest loan from the USDA to the developer of a new hotel in Morgan City.  The developer has already obtained nearly $5 million in funding on their own.  This was the final step needed in the agreement with the city and the developer to facilitate the building of the hotel.  

October 14, 2013

Local artist John Pincock shares his passion for art not only with the students he inspires each day at Morgan High School, but also with the community as well by producing and selling beautiful handmade pieces of pottery. Ironically, while growing up in West Valley, Pincock was not particularly fond of art class. Throughout his time in elementary and junior high, Pincock found he had a hard time compressing 3D objects into two-dimensional projects. That all changed when he enrolled in a high school ceramics class. 

Local artist John Pincock shares his passion for art not only with the students he inspires each day at Morgan High School, but also with the community as well by producing and selling beautiful handmade pieces of pottery. Ironically, while growing up in West Valley, Pincock was not particularly fond of art class.

October 14, 2013

Morgan County Council thinks their quandary with getting high-speed internet to the county as well as their struggles with Lost Creek being shed as a state park would be good fodder for a local television program.

Morgan County Council thinks their quandary with getting high-speed internet to the county as well as their struggles with Lost Creek being shed as a state park would be good fodder for a local television program.

October 14, 2013

The elimination of some bus routes earlier this school year has translated to more traffic congestion, say some bus drivers.

The elimination of some bus routes earlier this school year has translated to more traffic congestion, say some bus drivers.

October 14, 2013

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew of the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their combined Eagle Scout Court of Honor with their normal Court of Honor at the Highlands Church Building on Oct. 2.  Cameron Winn, Star Scout in the Troop, conducted and the flag ceremony was performed by the Troop’s 11-year-old patrol under the direction of Jaxon Fowers.  

Unit 576 (consisting of the Troop, Team and Crew of the Highlands Ward in Mountain Green, Morgan North Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) conducted their combined Eagle Scout Court of Honor with their normal Court of Honor at the Highlands Church Building on Oct.

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

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October 14, 2013

Lizzy Stauder is a senior on the MHS Girls Soccer team. She has played soccer for MHS for four years. Her position is center midfielder.

October 14, 2013

Breanna M. Hurlbut grew up in western Oklahoma and moved to Utah in July 2009, prior to her eighth grade year. It was during that year that she was introduced to volleyball.  In 2011, she and her family moved to Morgan, where she made the high school volleyball team. She now loves the game, her team and her coaches! A three-sport athlete, Brea also loves basketball and track, and will seek to give 100 percent into being an integral part of her teams’ competing for state titles this year.  

October 14, 2013

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their second race of the season on the Round Valley trails in Park City.  Sixteen team members braved cold and muddy conditions to race in the second race of the season in the Utah High School Cycling League series.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the MorganMTB Race Team competed in their second race of the season on the Round Valley trails in Park City.  Sixteen team members braved cold and muddy conditions to race in the second race of the season in the Utah High School Cycling League series.

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

Locals have organized a unique motorcycle ride and dinner fundraiser to benefit Morgan area schools set for this Saturday.  The agenda is packed with a fall colors motorcycle ride, dinner, bonfire, live band, and driving competitions.

Locals have organized a unique motorcycle ride and dinner fundraiser to benefit Morgan area schools set for this Saturday.  The agenda is packed with a fall colors motorcycle ride, dinner, bonfire, live band, and driving competitions.

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

Administrators of school districts that have switched to a four-day school week say preparation is the key to a smooth transition.

Administrators of school districts that have switched to a four-day school week say preparation is the key to a smooth transition.
In Utah, that preparation begins with paperwork with the Utah State Board of Education.

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 14, 2013

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

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

October 8, 2013

Morgan County School Board members want to form an audit committee in an effort to make their budgets and finances more transparent to the community, but are still developing the details.

Morgan County School Board members want to form an audit committee in an effort to make their budgets and finances more transparent to the community, but are still developing the details.

October 8, 2013

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

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October 8, 2013

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

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

October 8, 2013

Family history is increasingly being done on mobile devices.  The introduction of the iPad and the new Android and Windows tablet devices means that family history information can be carried anywhere.  It has also made capturing photos of documents, headstones, and other sources much simpler.  FamilySearch is working on a mobile application that will be available for users next year and this week Ancestry announced a number of improvements in their mobile application.  Mobile has become a growing part of Ancestry’s business.  The following are the improvements to their mobile application.  It is free and can be found in the app store.

Family history is increasingly being done on mobile devices.  The introduction of the iPad and the new Android and Windows tablet devices means that family history information can be carried anywhere.  It has also made capturing photos of documents, headstones, and other sources much simpler.  FamilySearch is working on a mobile application that will b

October 8, 2013

Nearly 200 runners showed just how bright they are by supporting the Morgan Education Foundation at the Color Us Bright Fun Run on Saturday Sept. 21.  

Nearly 200 runners showed just how bright they are by supporting the Morgan Education Foundation at the Color Us Bright Fun Run on Saturday Sept. 21.  

October 8, 2013

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

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

October 8, 2013

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.  That was the case this past Friday night as the Granger High School Lancers traveled to the Trojan field. The Lancers are a 5A team, which means they have more students.  But that didn’t help them put more points on the board. The Trojans were victorious with a score of 42-18.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.  That was the case this past Friday night as the Granger High School Lancers traveled to the Trojan field. The Lancers are a 5A team, which means they have more students.  But that didn’t help them put more points on the board. The Trojans were victorious with a score of 42-18.

October 8, 2013

The MorganMTB Race Team opened their season with an impressive showing last Saturday. Twenty-four students from Morgan High joined over 600 other students from around the state in the first race of the Utah High School Cycling League 2013 race series.  

The MorganMTB Race Team opened their season with an impressive showing last Saturday. Twenty-four students from Morgan High joined over 600 other students from around the state in the first race of the Utah High School Cycling League 2013 race series.  

October 8, 2013

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

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

October 8, 2013

On Sept. 16, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting and heard from Tom and Terry Wadsworth Warne.  Terry was one of the youngest prisoners of war from World War II.  She originally came from Morgan and was a granddaughter of President Richard Frye, the second president of the old Morgan stake.

On Sept. 16, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting and heard from Tom and Terry Wadsworth Warne.  Terry was one of the youngest prisoners of war from World War II.  She originally came from Morgan and was a granddaughter of President Richard Frye, the second president of the old Morgan stake.

October 5, 2013

Help raise money for Morgan schools by coming together with your friends and neighbors in a colorful event at the first “Color Us Bright” Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 21. 

Help raise money for Morgan schools by coming together with your friends and neighbors in a colorful event at the first “Color Us Bright” Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 21. 
The Morgan Education Foundation is spearheading the fun run, what they plan on being an annual event.

October 5, 2013

The Morgan County Council has made moves to have the Utah State Second District Court take over funding and administration of its Morgan County location.  Now, the county will not have to pay for an employee to function as the Second District Court clerk in the county clerk’s office.

The Morgan County Council has made moves to have the Utah State Second District Court take over funding and administration of its Morgan County location.  Now, the county will not have to pay for an employee to function as the Second District Court clerk in the county clerk’s office.

October 5, 2013

While the Morgan County Council debates the exact wording in a new ordinance, residents are being put on notice that their addresses must be clearly identifiable from the road.

While the Morgan County Council debates the exact wording in a new ordinance, residents are being put on notice that their addresses must be clearly identifiable from the road.

October 5, 2013

The effects that Garth Day’s malfeasance had on the budget is likely behind Morgan County, according to the 2012 audit presented last week.

The effects that Garth Day’s malfeasance had on the budget is likely behind Morgan County, according to the 2012 audit presented last week.

October 5, 2013

In the absence of ordinances long since repealed, Morgan County officials are considering a new flexible subdivision ordinance that would make way for the clustering of building lots and preservation of open space.

In the absence of ordinances long since repealed, Morgan County officials are considering a new flexible subdivision ordinance that would make way for the clustering of building lots and preservation of open space.

October 5, 2013

Local attorney allowed to continue practicing law, Local attorney allowed to continue practicing law, Markham jailed for aggravated assault

Local attorney allowed to continue practicing law

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

As the Morgan County School District goes through the arduous process of tackling their budgetary woes, boardmembers and many in the community tried to come up with solutions.  The idea for changing to a four-day school week was briefly discussed.

As the Morgan County School District goes through the arduous process of tackling their budgetary woes, boardmembers and many in the community tried to come up with solutions.  The idea for changing to a four-day school week was briefly discussed.

October 5, 2013

Consultant Matthew Godfrey with Better City said Morgan County’s economic development future could lie in courting the shooting sports industry.  The move would accompany an overall recreation push for the county’s future.

Consultant Matthew Godfrey with Better City said Morgan County’s economic development future could lie in courting the shooting sports industry.  The move would accompany an overall recreation push for the county’s future.

October 5, 2013

The Morgan High Trojans went on the road for the first time of the year and battled against the South Summit Wildcats. The game was not decided until the final moments where the Wildcats defense had enough energy in the end to stop the Trojans at the goal line resulting in a 13-12 victory. The loss brought the Trojans season record to 1-1. 

The Morgan High Trojans went on the road for the first time of the year and battled against the South Summit Wildcats. The game was not decided until the final moments where the Wildcats defense had enough energy in the end to stop the Trojans at the goal line resulting in a 13-12 victory. The loss brought the Trojans season record to 1-1. 

October 5, 2013

LaNeece Davenport from the Wasatch Front Regional Council attended this week’s Morgan County Council of Governments (COG) meeting to discuss Morgan County’s participation in a regional broadband study.

LaNeece Davenport from the Wasatch Front Regional Council attended this week’s Morgan County Council of Governments (COG) meeting to discuss Morgan County’s participation in a regional broadband study.

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

Sportsmen hunt the world over for quality hunting supplies and the residents of Morgan are lucky enough to have the only Browning outlet store in the world brimming with quality products at discounts in their own backyard.  Along with all of the quality products, a new face has been added to manage the quality service the Browning Outlet Store has to offer. 

Sportsmen hunt the world over for quality hunting supplies and the residents of Morgan are lucky enough to have the only Browning outlet store in the world brimming with quality products at discounts in their own backyard.  Along with all of the quality products, a new face has been added to manage the quality service the Browning Outlet Store has to offer.&nbsp

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

On Wednesday, Aug. 18, Morgan hosted Glenn J Kimber for a community question-and-answer period to learn about a new school that will soon be moving to Morgan City.  In attendance were Morgan Mayor Jim Egbert, Councilwoman Shelly Betz, Councilman Ray Little, as well as residents interested in learning more about the history and curriculum of this private education center that will soon be offering what is being considered a God- and country-centered educational alternative to the parents of Morgan county and surrounding areas. 

Contributed by John and Angela Hubbell

October 5, 2013

OnTimeBus today announces the release of its bus tracking web application for free to all Morgan County School District families with bus riding students. The OnTimeBus service aids parents and students by showing bus stop locations and bus positions on a live map. 

OnTimeBus today announces the release of its bus tracking web application for free to all Morgan County School District families with bus riding students. The OnTimeBus service aids parents and students by showing bus stop locations and bus positions on a live map. 

October 5, 2013

Administrators in the Morgan County School District plan to survey parents to measure interest in the four-day school week.  The estimated 292 schools in the United States that have tried operating on a four-day school week have discovered many benefits and drawbacks along the way.  Here are some of them:

Administrators in the Morgan County School District plan to survey parents to measure interest in the four-day school week.  The estimated 292 schools in the United States that have tried operating on a four-day school week have discovered many benefits and drawbacks along the way.  Here are some of them:

October 5, 2013

Questar Gas is requesting a decrease in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the annual bill for the typical residential customer will decrease by about $10 beginning Oct. 1.

Questar Gas is requesting a decrease in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the annual bill for the typical residential customer will decrease by about $10 beginning Oct. 1.

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

There are many American flags that proudly grace the Morgan County skyline, but there are few that have stories like the flag the flies over Young Ford in Morgan.

There are many American flags that proudly grace the Morgan County skyline, but there are few that have stories like the flag the flies over Young Ford in Morgan.

October 5, 2013

At their latest meeting, the Morgan County School Board adopted a new budget for the 2013-14 school year and did not vote to increase the board local levy.

At their latest meeting, the Morgan County School Board adopted a new budget for the 2013-14 school year and did not vote to increase the board local levy.
“I think the community spoke loud and clear they didn’t want taxes increased,” Boardmember Ken Durrant said.  “They were pretty emphatic.” 

October 5, 2013

On Aug 19, 2013, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting at Larry’s Chicken Inn in Morgan City.  The Inn served a wonderful chicken dinner.

On Aug 19, 2013, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting at Larry’s Chicken Inn in Morgan City.  The Inn served a wonderful chicken dinner.

October 5, 2013

JR Hopkin is excited about a lot of changes in his future, most of all a new baby to arrive in early October.  In addition to his bundle of joy, Hopkin plans on a change of occupations.  After 8 years of serving Morgan delicious cooked-to-order burgers and fries, Hopkin has decided to hand the torch over to someone else.   Hopkin plans to sell Steph’s to local businessman Blane Smith. This will be the first time since the business has opened in 1957 that someone outside the family has owned the establishment.

JR Hopkin is excited about a lot of changes in his future, most of all a new baby to arrive in early October.  In addition to his bundle of joy, Hopkin plans on a change of occupations.  After 8 years of serving Morgan delicious cooked-to-order burgers and fries, Hopkin has decided to hand the torch over to someone else.

October 5, 2013

After a painful loss against South Summit, the Trojan football team learned from their mistakes and came back strong Saturday as they played Ben Lomond High School down in Ogden.

After a painful loss against South Summit, the Trojan football team learned from their mistakes and came back strong Saturday as they played Ben Lomond High School down in Ogden.

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

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

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

October 5, 2013

There were many residents of Morgan County who participated in this year’s LOTOJA race, but one racer made a big impression on fellow cyclists.

There were many residents of Morgan County who participated in this year’s LOTOJA race, but one racer made a big impression on fellow cyclists.

September 10, 2013

“Dig Into Reading” is the theme for the next family fun night at Morgan County Library, which has also been the theme for 2013 summer reading program. Librarian Valerie Hancock explained, “The evening’s event will represent both the quarterly family fun night and the summer reading program’s closing activity.” It will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

“Dig Into Reading” is the theme for the next family fun night at Morgan County Library, which has also been the theme for 2013 summer reading program.

September 1, 2013

Due to an uptick in development activity, the Morgan County Council approved a full-time secretary position through the end of the year for the planning development department.  Previously, the position was only part-time, and the other four employees in the office had to cover the front desk during the latter part of the business day.

Due to an uptick in development activity, the Morgan County Council approved a full-time secretary position through the end of the year for the planning development department.  Previously, the position was only part-time, and the other four employees in the office had to cover the front desk during the latter part of the business day.

September 1, 2013

Consultant Matthew Godfrey with Better City said Morgan County’s economic development future could lie in courting the shooting sports industry.  The move would accompany an overall recreation push for the county’s future.

Consultant Matthew Godfrey with Better City said Morgan County’s economic development future could lie in courting the shooting sports industry.  The move would accompany an overall recreation push for the county’s future.

September 1, 2013

After competing for their titles earlier this week, Head Wranger Daxton Rowser and Queen Madison Bohman presided over this week’s fair activities. 

After competing for their titles earlier this week, Head Wranger Daxton Rowser and Queen Madison Bohman presided over this week’s fair activities. 
Rowser is joined this year by Second Wrangler, Owen Clark; First Wrangler, Trace Vigoren; and RyLee Brown, who took home the Rookie award.   

September 1, 2013

After competing for their titles earlier this week, Head Wranger Daxton Rowser and Queen Madison Bohman presided over this week’s fair activities. 

After competing for their titles earlier this week, Head Wranger Daxton Rowser and Queen Madison Bohman presided over this week’s fair activities. 
Rowser is joined this year by Second Wrangler, Owen Clark; First Wrangler, Trace Vigoren; and RyLee Brown, who took home the Rookie award.   

September 1, 2013

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

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

September 1, 2013

The Morgan County Council is on the lookout for residents being inappropriately taxed for telecommunications on their cell phone bill.

County investigates cell phone telecom tax
 
The Morgan County Council is on the lookout for residents being inappropriately taxed for telecommunications on their cell phone bill.

September 1, 2013

There are many American flags that proudly grace the Morgan County skyline, but there are few that have stories like the flag the flies over Young Ford in Morgan.

There are many American flags that proudly grace the Morgan County skyline, but there are few that have stories like the flag the flies over Young Ford in Morgan.

September 1, 2013

Grappling with a budgetary shortfall of over $300,000, and upcoming health care reform implementation, the Morgan School District has been making cuts that have affected many area bus routes.  The changes affect students, parents, bus drivers and administrators.

Grappling with a budgetary shortfall of over $300,000, and upcoming health care reform implementation, the Morgan School District has been making cuts that have affected many area bus routes.  The changes affect students, parents, bus drivers and administrators.

September 1, 2013

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

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

September 1, 2013

The Young Ford in Morgan’s grand opening event on Saturday, Aug. 17 was meant as a reflection of what the new owners hope their reputation will continue to be in Morgan County: family friendly, fun and fair.

The Young Ford in Morgan’s grand opening event on Saturday, Aug. 17 was meant as a reflection of what the new owners hope their reputation will continue to be in Morgan County: family friendly, fun and fair.

August 21, 2013

When Mountain Green Elementary students walk through the school doors to start their 2013-2014 school year, they will be greeted by a new principal ready to get to know each one of them personally.

When Mountain Green Elementary students walk through the school doors to start their 2013-2014 school year, they will be greeted by a new principal ready to get to know each one of them personally.

August 21, 2013

After exhausting every option available to them, the Morgan City Council approved a conditional use permit for the Alpha Counseling and Treatment center.

After exhausting every option available to them, the Morgan City Council approved a conditional use permit for the Alpha Counseling and Treatment center.

August 21, 2013

Before officially repealing the Central Development (CD) District zone, the Morgan County Council approved rezoning two pieces of property from CD to Commercial Shopping (CS).

Before officially repealing the Central Development (CD) District zone, the Morgan County Council approved rezoning two pieces of property from CD to Commercial Shopping (CS).

August 21, 2013

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

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

August 21, 2013

Robert Kehrer is the product manager in charge of developing search at FamilySearch.  This last week Robert wrote on the FamilySearch blog about some new features being released on FamilySearch.  These new features are a wonderful new addition for helping to find ancestors quaickly and accurately .  The following are the details of the changes.

Robert Kehrer is the product manager in charge of developing search at FamilySearch.  This last week Robert wrote on the FamilySearch blog about some new features being released on FamilySearch.  These new features are a wonderful new addition for helping to find ancestors quaickly and accurately .  The following are the details of the changes.<

August 21, 2013

The Morgan County Council, Wasatch Front Regional Council and the Utah Transit Authority will be seeking public comment on transportation options in Morgan County.  Some options would require an increase in sales tax.

The Morgan County Council, Wasatch Front Regional Council and the Utah Transit Authority will be seeking public comment on transportation options in Morgan County.  Some options would require an increase in sales tax.

August 21, 2013

At the annual Morgan Relay For Life event, residents come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. 

At the annual Morgan Relay For Life event, residents come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. 

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 3, 2013

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

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

August 3, 2013

The Morgan County Council is split over how to handle Second District Court clerk functions in the county.

The Morgan County Council is split over how to handle Second District Court clerk functions in the county.

August 3, 2013

Since annual biking and running events such as Ragnar and the Tour de Utah are creating a huge impact on Morgan County residents, some Morgan County Council members are asking for more control of the mass gatherings.

Since annual biking and running events such as Ragnar and the Tour de Utah are creating a huge impact on Morgan County residents, some Morgan County Council members are asking for more control of the mass gatherings.<

August 3, 2013

Morgan County’s capital plans from years ago were so far-reaching that they haven’t been able to spend impact fees on the desired big-ticket items.  In response, the Morgan County Council repealed impact fees for fire, emergency medical services and police until a new capital facility plan can be created.

Morgan County’s capital plans from years ago were so far-reaching that they haven’t been able to spend impact fees on the desired big-ticket items.  In response, the Morgan County Council repealed impa

August 3, 2013

The newest addition to the recently completed Morgan Health Center is full-time, family physician, Dr. Wyatt West.

The newest addition to the recently completed Morgan Health Center is full-time, family physician, Dr. Wyatt West.

August 3, 2013

Morgan County’s new food pantry directors, Julie Miller and her assistant David Miller, started July 1.

Morgan County’s new food pantry directors, Julie Miller and her assistant David Miller, started July 1.
A selection committee consisting of Morgan County Councilmembers Austin Turner, Lyle Nelson and Tina Kelly chose the directors from a pool of applicants.

August 3, 2013

Morgan resident Keith Squires rose from applicants across the country to be named a member of Governor Gary Herbert’s cabinet.

Morgan resident Keith Squires rose from applicants across the country to be named a member of Governor Gary Herbert’s cabinet.

August 3, 2013

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

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

August 3, 2013

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

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

August 3, 2013

Bill and Gaylene Bateman of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Allison Jayne to Ryan Winn, son of James and Shelly(Anderson) Winn of Rexburg, Idaho. 

Bill and Gaylene Bateman of Morgan, Utah, are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Allison Jayne to Ryan Winn, son of James and Shelly(Anderson) Winn of Rexburg, Idaho. 

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 24, 2013

Second District Court Judge Noel S. Hyde ruled June 5 there were sufficient grounds to disbar local attorney Alvin R. Lundgren. He plans to appeal the decision.

Second District Court Judge Noel S. Hyde ruled June 5 there were sufficient grounds to disbar local attorney Alvin R. Lundgren. He plans to appeal the decision.
Lundgren allegedly took unearned money from client trust accounts from December 2008 to October 2011.  

July 24, 2013

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

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

July 24, 2013

he Board of Directors at Goldenwest Credit Union and USU Charter Credit Union announced today their intent to merge the two Utah-based credit unions. Goldenwest officials say the partnership will bring about one of the strongest financial institutions in Northern Utah with a combined 26 branches, $985 million in assets, and more than 106,000 members.

The Board of Directors at Goldenwest Credit Union and USU Charter Credit Union announced today their intent to merge the two Utah-based credit unions. Goldenwest officials say the partnership will bring about one of the strongest financial institutions in Northern Utah with a combined 26 branches, $985 million in assets, and more than 106,000 members.

July 24, 2013

Sometimes in my line of work I get to be involved with some truly amazing acts of compassion.  

Sometimes in my line of work I get to be involved with some truly amazing acts of compassion.  

July 24, 2013

Join the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association and Snowbasin Resort for a spectacular evening of symphony music under the stars.  Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic will lead the orchestra in this “Classically Charged” Celebration on Friday, July 26, at beautiful Snowbasin Resort at 8 p.m.

Join the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association and Snowbasin Resort for a spectacular evening of symphony music under the stars.  Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic will lead the orchestra in this “Classically Charged&rdquo

July 24, 2013

Snowbasin officials took several Morgan County Council members, staff members and planning commissioners on a guided tour Tuesday to detail their vision of future development in Morgan County.  Snowbasin is seeking a rezone of their property from MU160 to resort special district.

Snowbasin officials took several Morgan County Council members, staff members and planning commissioners on a guided tour Tuesday to detail their vision of future development in Morgan County.  Snowbasin is seeking a rezone of their property from MU160 to resort special district.

July 8, 2013

A landowner adjacent to the proposed Mountain Green Village project has offered an alternative route for a future interstate exchange on his property.

A landowner adjacent to the proposed Mountain Green Village project has offered an alternative route for a future interstate exchange on his property.

July 8, 2013

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

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

July 8, 2013

Three days after stepping into the role of Prime Minister, Winston Churchill addressed the House of Commons.  It was May, 1940, and the world was amid one of the greatest conflicts of all time.  As England faced the foe, Churchill focused on gathering his various opposing party leaders to form a War Cabinet in order to meet that opposition with united front.

Three days after stepping into the role of Prime Minister, Winston Churchill addressed the House of Commons.  It was May, 1940, and the world was amid one of the greatest conflicts of all time.  As England faced the foe, Churchill focused on gathering his various opposing party leaders to form a War Cabinet in order to meet that opposition with united front

July 8, 2013

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

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

July 8, 2013

While perfecting the Mountain Green Village PUD master development agreement, the Morgan County Council is grappling with allowing short-term or temporary rentals in the county.

While perfecting the Mountain Green Village PUD master development agreement, the Morgan County Council is grappling with allowing short-term or temporary rentals in the county.

July 8, 2013

Although Dave Fletcher took over as Holcim Devils Slide plant manager May 8, he is no stranger to the company or area.

Although Dave Fletcher took over as Holcim Devils Slide plant manager May 8, he is no stranger to the company or area.

July 8, 2013

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

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

July 8, 2013

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

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

July 8, 2013

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

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

July 8, 2013

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 16 to June 22 with a total of 158 calls

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for June 16 to June 22 with a total of 158 calls
Assistance: Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green, Porterville;
Medical: East Canyon, EB I-84, Morgan City, Mtn Green;

July 8, 2013

As the tragic news of the Tornado that recently hit Oklahoma spread across the nation, hearts were wrenched.  A desire to help those affected has touched the hearts of the children of the Morgan Utah Stake.  

As the tragic news of the Tornado that recently hit Oklahoma spread across the nation, hearts were wrenched.  A desire to help those affected has touched the hearts of the children of the Morgan Utah Stake.  

July 8, 2013

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

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

July 8, 2013

A recreation agreement among Morgan City, Morgan County and Morgan County School Board has delayed again, much as it has in the past year and a half, this time over the debate of how the entities should share deductibles and claims in the face of a lawsuit.

A recreation agreement among Morgan City, Morgan County and Morgan County School Board has delayed again, much as it has in the past year and a half, this time over the debate of how the entities should share deductibles and claims in the face of a lawsuit.

July 8, 2013

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

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

July 8, 2013

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

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

June 30, 2013
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In the entertainment venue, summer hits have been largely centered around superheroes.  Locally, we have our own superheroes—those who volunteer countless hours and dollars to serve their community.
Cries of sadness could be heard all over town from the lack of Independence Day festivities.  Becky Shaw heard that call and came to the rescue.  In a single bound she picked up the heavy torch and took on the daunting task of planning an entire Fourth of July celebration in just a few weeks. 
Thankfully, many people stepped up and volunteered to be her sidekicks.  You may have seen someone running around town handing out parade flyers or throwing together last-minute floats.  If you see them without their capes, please assist them with this crazy undertaking.  If you would like to enter a float in the parade, there is still time!

In the entertainment venue, summer hits have been largely centered around superheroes.  Locally, we have our own superheroes—those who volunteer countless hours and dollars to serve their community.

June 30, 2013

As you made your way through Morgan City this week, one couldn’t help but notice all the red shirts around town.
Every year, the Washington Heights Church picks a community to serve.  The church has several mission programs overseas that members participate in, but members who couldn’t afford to travel across the globe wanted to affect change in their local communities. 
This desire to serve and “share God’s love” sparked the original “Serve Ogden” efforts.  Last year “Serve Ogden” became “Serve Bountiful,” and this year “Serve Morgan” was born.

As you made your way through Morgan City this week, one couldn’t help but notice all the red shirts around town.

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 17, 2013

Friday, June 7, Milton residents had an unexpected guest: an American black bear.  

Friday, June 7, Milton residents had an unexpected guest: an American black bear.  
Contrary to what their name infers, the American black bear is not always black.  Coat colors can vary from black to brown,  or even cinnamon or blond, but they always have a brownish muzzle.  

June 17, 2013

Although the change was debated, Morgan High School administrators agree that switching venues for annual graduation services was a good decision.

Although the change was debated, Morgan High School administrators agree that switching venues for annual graduation services was a good decision.
“It was the best thing we ever did,” said Neil Carrigan, school board member.

June 17, 2013

Ragnar Relay Series and its original Ragnar Wasatch Back event is expected to bring some 17,500 runners, 1,500 teams and record crowds to the region for its first three-day, two-race event in the company’s history.

Ragnar Relay Series and its original Ragnar Wasatch Back event is expected to bring some 17,500 runners, 1,500 teams and record crowds to the region for its first three-day, two-race event in the company’s history.

June 17, 2013

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

Incumbents file for Morgan City Council positions

June 17, 2013

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

Incumbents file for Morgan City Council positions

June 17, 2013

At Morgan Elementary School, one of the smallest classes of fifth graders completed their school year in May.  The kindergarten class that has registered for the upcoming 2013-14 year is about 20 students larger than the fifth graders that recently completed the school year, said Principal Tim Wolff. The 116 registered kindergarteners represent a typical class size, Wolff said.  The 2012-13 kindergarten class was large with 128.   

At Morgan Elementary School, one of the smallest classes of fifth graders completed their school year in May.  The kindergarten class that has registered for the upcoming 2013-14 year is about 20 students larger than the fifth graders that recently completed the school year, said Principal Tim Wolff.

June 17, 2013

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

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

June 17, 2013

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

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

June 17, 2013

Utah’s official fire season begins and the open burning season officially ends each year on May 31. Fire danger will increase rapidly as warmer and drier weather develops. So far, tests are showing that despite the rainy spring, moisture levels in grassy fuels are below average. So far this spring, several debris burns have blown out of control, escaped and become wildfires burning private and public land. As of June 1, open burning is prohibited without a permit.

Utah’s official fire season begins and the open burning season officially ends each year on May 31. Fire danger will increase rapidly as warmer and drier weather develops. So far, tests are showing that despite the rainy spring, moisture levels in grassy fuels are below average.

June 7, 2013

Summer is always such a great time of year.  In education, summer signals a time for celebration.  At this time of year we celebrate the end of another successful school year, the excitement for a change of pace, and the collective pride as a group of young adults graduate and start adventures of their own.  Summertime in education is also frequently a time to say professional goodbyes to colleagues who are leaving our schools.  

Summer is always such a great time of year.  In education, summer signals a time for celebration.  At this time of year we celebrate the end of another successful school year, the excitement for a change of pace, and the collective pride as a group of young adults graduate and start adventures of their own.  Summertime in education is also frequently a

June 7, 2013

Familiar faces were seen all around at this year’s Morgan Academy of Dance recital.

Familiar faces were seen all around at this year’s Morgan Academy of Dance recital.

June 7, 2013

John Rock began teaching in 1980 when Ronald Reagan went into office and the moon dance was popular.  Over the next 33 years, taught at least one class to nearly every MHS graduate. 

John Rock began teaching in 1980 when Ronald Reagan went into office and the moon dance was popular.  Over the next 33 years, taught at least one class to nearly every MHS graduate. 

June 7, 2013

The Morgan School Board recognized three distinguished residents during the annual Morgan High School graduation ceremonies held at the Dee Events Center on May 24.  

The Morgan School Board recognized three distinguished residents during the annual Morgan High School graduation ceremonies held at the Dee Events Center on May 24.  

June 7, 2013

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  This Monday, June 3, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans.  

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  This Monday, June 3, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans.  

June 7, 2013

“It’s wonderful to have this (food drop). It helps so many people,” said one of the food drop volunteers.

“It’s wonderful to have this (food drop). It helps so many people,” said one of the food drop volunteers.

June 7, 2013

In January the school board invited former Rich County School Superintendent, Christine Kearl to coach them on how to pass the Voted Local Levy.  She said the key to passing the tax increase was to “focus your whole campaign and approach on the kids, not teachers and their jobs.”   

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June 7, 2013

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

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

June 7, 2013

For the second year in a row, Utah State University Extension 4-H will continue to implement “Making the Future” programs for youth in Utah through a $25,000 grant from Cognizant, a global leader in business and technology services.

For the second year in a row, Utah State University Extension 4-H will continue to implement “Making the Future” programs for youth in Utah through a $25,000 grant from Cognizant, a global leader in business and technology services.

June 7, 2013

Unit 576 conducted their father and son overnight campout and scout court of honor in the small amphitheater and park recently established behind their church building next to the Mountain Green cemetery.

Unit 576 conducted their father and son overnight campout and scout court of honor in the small amphitheater and park recently established behind their church building next to the Mountain Green cemetery.

June 7, 2013

Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 19 - 25, with a total of 179 calls

Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 19 - 25, with a total of 179 calls
Assistance: East Canyon, (7)Morgan City, Porterville, Taggart;
Medical: (2)Morgan  City, Peterson;

June 7, 2013

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting on May 19 with 45  members in attendance.  

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers held its monthly meeting on May 19 with 45  members in attendance.  

June 7, 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.

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.

June 7, 2013

Anticipation grew dribble by dribble as the crowd at the Morgan Middle School grew on Monday, June 3.  The group came to see celebrated Utah Jazz player Jeremy Evans.   

Anticipation grew dribble by dribble as the crowd at the Morgan Middle School grew on Monday, June 3.  The group came to see celebrated Utah Jazz player Jeremy Evans.   

June 7, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

The past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to reflect on this school year and all the intricate details that make up our educational system.  It reminded me of a quote I heard recently:

The past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to reflect on this school year and all the intricate details that make up our educational system.  It reminded me of a quote I heard recently:

June 6, 2013

About 85 residents will have to officially change their addresses after the Morgan County Council voted to clear up glaring addressing discrepancies.

About 85 residents will have to officially change their addresses after the Morgan County Council voted to clear up glaring addressing discrepancies.
“Emergency dispatch has told us we have to stick with one street name,” said Dave Manning, county GIS technician.  

June 6, 2013

A Morgan County Councilman provided the Morgan County School District with up-to-date information regarding potential residential development.

A Morgan County Councilman provided the Morgan County School District with up-to-date information regarding potential residential development.
Councilman Robert Kilmer told the district that 453 building lots have been platted, approved, and “ready to dig a hole and put a house on them.”  

June 6, 2013

As plans for 533 dwelling units on 105 acres in Mountain Green proceed, residents want to see room for a future interstate exchange that is now missing from the developer’s proposed master plan for the Mountain Green Village Planned Unit Development.  However, some say reserving land indefinitely for a future right of way is not feasible.

As plans for 533 dwelling units on 105 acres in Mountain Green proceed, residents want to see room for a future interstate exchange that is now missing from the developer’s proposed master plan for the Mountain Green Village Planned Unit Development.  However, some say reserving land indefinitely for a future right of way is not feasible.

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

Instead of just another field day, the students and faculty at Morgan Elementary School participated in Relay Recess, raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.

Instead of just another field day, the students and faculty at Morgan Elementary School participated in Relay Recess, raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 6, 2013

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

All dogs in county up for January license renewal

June 6, 2013

More and more delinquent taxes are being paid up, taking parcels off schedule tax sales.

Delinquent taxes rolling in
More and more delinquent taxes are being paid up, taking parcels off schedule tax sales.

June 6, 2013

Questar Gas is requesting an increase in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the monthly bill for the typical residential customer will increase by about $3.95 on June 1.

Questar Gas is requesting an increase in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the monthly bill for the typical residential customer will increase by about $3.95 on June 1.

June 6, 2013

 
Morgan Valley Ballet Company and Marcato Children’s Choir presented a show of fun and games, but it was obvious they put in a lot of work and practice to prepare for the performance.  

Morgan Valley Ballet Company and Marcato Children’s Choir presented a show of fun and games, but it was obvious they put in a lot of work and practice to prepare for the performance.  

June 6, 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 6, 2013

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls

reports the following activity for May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls
 
Assistance: (2)Morgan City;

June 6, 2013

Morgan High Track team took top honors on Friday, May 10 as the girls ended up taking 3rd in Region and the boys following right along taking 5th. 

Morgan High Track team took top honors on Friday, May 10 as the girls ended up taking 3rd in Region and the boys following right along taking 5th. 

June 6, 2013

On May 14 a new Utah law takes effect that bans teen drivers from using a cell phone while driving. House Bill 103 sponsored by Rep. Lee Perry and Senate sponsor, Lyle Hillyard, is designed to protect new drivers from distraction as they develop and hone their driving skills. 

On May 14 a new Utah law takes effect that bans teen drivers from using a cell phone while driving. House Bill 103 sponsored by Rep. Lee Perry and Senate sponsor, Lyle Hillyard, is designed to protect new drivers from distraction as they develop and hone their driving skills. 

June 6, 2013

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

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

June 5, 2013

As plans for 533 dwelling units on 105 acres in Mountain Green proceed, residents want to see room for a future interstate exchange that is now missing from the developer’s proposed master plan for the Mountain Green Village Planned Unit Development.  However, some say reserving land indefinitely for a future right of way is not feasible.

As plans for 533 dwelling units on 105 acres in Mountain Green proceed, residents want to see room for a future interstate exchange that is now missing from the developer’s proposed master plan for the Mountain Green Village Planned Unit Development.  However, some say reserving land indefinitely for a future right of way is not feasible.

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

Morgan Valley Ballet Company and Marcato Children’s Choir presented a show of fun and games, but it was obvious they put in a lot of work and practice to prepare for the performance.  

Morgan Valley Ballet Company and Marcato Children’s Choir presented a show of fun and games, but it was obvious they put in a lot of work and practice to prepare for the performance.  

June 4, 2013

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

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

June 4, 2013

About 85 residents will have to officially change their addresses after the Morgan County Council voted to clear up glaring addressing discrepancies.
“Emergency dispatch has told us we have to stick with one street name,” said Dave Manning, county GIS technician.  

About 85 residents will have to officially change their addresses after the Morgan County Council voted to clear up glaring addressing discrepancies.
“Emergency dispatch has told us we have to stick with one street name,” said Dave Manning, county GIS technician.  

June 4, 2013

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

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

June 4, 2013

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

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

June 4, 2013

Questar Gas is requesting an increase in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the monthly bill for the typical residential customer will increase by about $3.95 on June 1.

Questar Gas is requesting an increase in its Utah natural gas rates. If the request is approved by the Public Service Commission of Utah (PSC), the monthly bill for the typical residential customer will increase by about $3.95 on June 1.

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 4, 2013

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office 
reports the following activity for
May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office 
reports the following activity for
May 5 - 11, with a total of 146 calls
 
Assistance: (2)Morgan City;

June 3, 2013

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

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

June 3, 2013

Following questioning from a resident opposed to the upcoming voted local levy, the Morgan County Council weighed in on issues that could affect future tax rates.

Following questioning from a resident opposed to the upcoming voted local levy, the Morgan County Council weighed in on issues that could affect future tax rates.
“Whatever the levy does, it is going to affect us as well,” Councilman Ned Mecham said.

June 3, 2013

I’m voting in favor of the Voted Local Levy for Morgan County on June 25. The levy is a tax that will generate funds to benefit students who are educated by Morgan School District.

I’m voting in favor of the Voted Local Levy for Morgan County on June 25. The levy is a tax that will generate funds to benefit students who are educated by Morgan School District.

June 3, 2013

Oftentimes in debate the heart of the matter is lost in spurious details.  But occasionally the key issue becomes obviously clear.  Such a moment occurred at the Morgan County School Board meeting last month.  The proposed Voted Local Levy, a new property tax increase to fund the school budget, was the topic of discussion.  

Dear Editor, 

June 3, 2013

This golf adage was proven true at the final Region 11 Girls Golf tournament held last Thursday at Remuda Golf Course.  Standing on the green of the first playoff hole, the Morgan girls confidently sank their putts to win the school’s first-ever Girls Golf Region 11 Championship.

This golf adage was proven true at the final Region 11 Girls Golf tournament held last Thursday at Remuda Golf Course.  Standing on the green of the first playoff hole, the Morgan girls confidently sank their putts to win the school’s first-ever Girls Golf Region 11 Championship.

June 3, 2013

A group of residents in support of the school district’s voted local levy has organized a political issues committee registered with the state and launched a website to further their campaign.

A group of residents in support of the school district’s voted local levy has organized a political issues committee registered with the state and launched a website to further their campaign.

June 3, 2013

Ken Adams, the current Morgan County School District superintendent, will retire from his post in June.

Ken Adams, the current Morgan County School District superintendent, will retire from his post in June.  

June 3, 2013

Morgan Baseball will soon say “good bye” to its group of senior leaders.  This group of seven immensely talented players has provided leadership on and off the field.  Here is a look at each player’s post-high school plans.

Morgan Baseball will soon say “good bye” to its group of senior leaders.  This group of seven immensely talented players has provided leadership on and off the field.  Here is a look at each player’s post-high school plans.
Infielders

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.

June 3, 2013

Megan Barney, of Milton, has worked as a nurse anesthetist for eight years at Davis Hospital.  She works with several doctors who have organized many service trips to Guatemala through the organization Utah Medical Outreach.  

Megan Barney, of Milton, has worked as a nurse anesthetist for eight years at Davis Hospital.  She works with several doctors who have organized many service trips to Guatemala through the organization Utah Medical Outreach.  

June 3, 2013

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

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

May 11, 2013

 
“You shouldn’t do that…
Instead, you should 
climb this tree
and dangle upside-down with me.

“You shouldn’t do that…
Instead, you should 
climb this tree
and dangle upside-down with me.
It’s so much fun, 
don’t you agree?
This is the way that 
you should be.

May 11, 2013

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

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

May 11, 2013

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

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

May 11, 2013

After researching the facts, talking to community members and maybe even viewing one of the Morgan County School District’s community presentations regarding the voted local levy, you may be wondering how you can keep an eye on tax rates should the levy pass.

After researching the facts, talking to community members and maybe even viewing one of the Morgan County School District’s community presentations regarding the voted local levy, you may be wondering how you can keep an eye on tax rates should the levy pass.

May 11, 2013

This is the stuff kids dream of.   Last inning, tie game, home team up, winning run on base, and you’re the batter.  Last week, in the biggest baseball game of the year, Dallin Dickson’s dream came true.

This is the stuff kids dream of.   Last inning, tie game, home team up, winning run on base, and you’re the batter.  Last week, in the biggest baseball game of the year, Dallin Dickson’s dream came true.

April 29, 2013

Building permits are on the upswing according to a quarterly review of the county planning and building department.

Building permits are on the upswing according to a quarterly review of the county planning and building department.
“We are looking at a record-breaking year in building permits this year,” said Charlie Ewert, county planning and building department services department director.

April 29, 2013

Monday, April 22, the Morgan Community Choir held its 15th Annual Spring Concert.  The choir took center stage in their matching blue dresses, cummerbunds and bow ties. Milan Mecham narrated the program as Lois Manning directed the choir.

Monday, April 22, the Morgan Community Choir held its 15th Annual Spring Concert.  The choir took center stage in their matching blue dresses, cummerbunds and bow ties. Milan Mecham narrated the program as Lois Manning directed the choir.

April 29, 2013

Not so long ago a young woman from Star Valley, Wyom., spent her time growing up with four brothers. Each of them being wrestlers, they did not hesitate to include her in their rough housing. Natalie focused her energy on the more refined skills related to dance, but she is a more capable wrestler than you might expect.

Not so long ago a young woman from Star Valley, Wyom., spent her time growing up with four brothers. Each of them being wrestlers, they did not hesitate to include her in their rough housing. Natalie focused her energy on the more refined skills related to dance, but she is a more capable wrestler than you might expect.

April 29, 2013

The Morgan County Council voted to approve a text amendment that would allow the Morgan County Planning and Building Department services to clear five inactive applications from their books.

The Morgan County Council voted to approve a text amendment that would allow the Morgan County Planning and Building Department services to clear five inactive applications from their books.
The amendment would allow staff to procedurally deny applications after six months of inactivity.  

April 29, 2013

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

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

April 29, 2013

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

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

April 29, 2013

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

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

April 29, 2013

Morgan County is making equipment available to the public in an effort to control noxious weeds county-wide.  Backpack sprayers and sprayers that can be attached to ATVs will be available Mondays and Thursdays from the county extension office free of charge for county residents.  The equipment was purchased by the Morgan County Weed Board.

Weed spraying equipment available to residents

April 26, 2013

Reid Wilkinson, son of Dee and Lori Wilkinson, arrived at the Salt Lake City Airport on Thursday, April 17 in the evening. Reid just completed a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan and gets to spend two weeks with his family.  

Reid Wilkinson, son of Dee and Lori Wilkinson, arrived at the Salt Lake City Airport on Thursday, April 17 in the evening. Reid just completed a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan and gets to spend two weeks with his family.  

April 26, 2013

Many different opinions were aired at the last community meeting hosted by the Morgan County School District discussing the voted local levy. The April 18 meeting was held at Morgan Elementary School and was one of the last of the 18 meetings the district scheduled to disseminate information regarding the levy that will be on the June 25 ballot.

Many different opinions were aired at the last community meeting hosted by the Morgan County School District discussing the voted local levy. The April 18 meeting was held at Morgan Elementary School and was one of the last of the 18 meetings the district scheduled to disseminate information regarding the levy that will be on the June 25 ballot.

April 20, 2013

 
Cheridyn Prochnow, daughter of Brian and Cheryl Prochnow, has been chosen as Morgan High School’s General Sterling Scholar.  Cheridyn has contributed to the high school by participating in choir, FBLA, DECA, and Academic Olympiad.  She has been a member of the Troyette Drill Team and the cheer squad, currently holding the position of Cheer Team Co-Captain, and has served as Freshman Class Vice President and the Interact Service Club Public Relations officer.  Her favorite class in high school has been chemistry because it has so many real-life applications.  She loves participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, running, and four-wheeling; doing jigsaw puzzles; people watching; and doing unexpected things.  She is proud of being voted “the person you want to be stranded on an island with”.  Cheridyn’s most memorable high school experience was, without a doubt, skydiving!  Cheridyn will be attending Utah State University and majoring in biological engineering. 

Cheridyn Prochnow ~ General
 

April 20, 2013

Browning Outlet is  first on a list of 50 things to do in Morgan on the new website gomorgan.org, put together by the Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Morgan City and Morgan County. 

Browning Outlet is  first on a list of 50 things to do in Morgan on the new website gomorgan.org, put together by the Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Morgan City and Morgan County. 

April 20, 2013

Those owning buildings in the commercial zoning districts of Morgan City will have to make sure their properties are in tip-top shape according to a new building maintenance ordinance amendment unanimously passed by the Morgan City Council.

Those owning buildings in the commercial zoning districts of Morgan City will have to make sure their properties are in tip-top shape according to a new building maintenance ordinance amendment unanimously passed by the Morgan City Council.

April 20, 2013

Government officials from both agencies seem to agree that future economic development of both Morgan City and Morgan County is best trusted in Matthew Godfrey’s hands.  

Government officials from both agencies seem to agree that future economic development of both Morgan City and Morgan County is best trusted in Matthew Godfrey’s hands.  

April 20, 2013

The Morgan County School District announced its selection for its next superintendent of schools.

The Morgan County School District announced its selection for its next superintendent of schools. 
Dr. Doug Jacobs from Kanab will take over as Morgan’s new superintendent July 1.  Ken Adams will step down as superintendent June 30.

April 20, 2013

Morgan County Farm Bureau members are warning government officials about many issues, chief among them the abuse of green belt designations within the county.

Morgan County Farm Bureau members are warning government officials about many issues, chief among them the abuse of green belt designations within the county.
Land designated greenbelt is assessed at lower property taxes.

April 20, 2013

 Twice a year Deseret Book stores around the area fill to capacity with excited women, having a night out as many of their husbands, sons and fathers attend a special Priesthood session of General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

 Twice a year Deseret Book stores around the area fill to capacity with excited women, having a night out as many of their husbands, sons and fathers attend a special Priesthood session of General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

April 20, 2013

Delinquent tax payments benefit school district

Delinquent tax payments benefit school district
The Morgan County treasurer said those owing delinquent taxes in the Mountain Green area are starting to finally pay up after five years.

April 20, 2013

It was standing room only Tuesday when the Morgan City Planning Commission unanimously denied a conditional use permit for a residential group home.  More than 90 residents crowded the council chambers, where Alpha Counseling and Treatment presented plans for a group home for “disabled youth suffering from autism, Asperger’s syndrome and similar challenges” at 535 Derrick Circle.

It was standing room only Tuesday when the Morgan City Planning Commission unanimously denied a conditional use permit for a residential group home.  More than 90 residents crowded the council chambers, where Alpha Counseling and Treatment presented plans for a group home for “disabled youth suffering from autism, Asperger’s s

April 20, 2013

Interest was high in the Morgan County School Board seat vacated by Joey Skinner, but Mark Farmer was chosen above four other applicants as the newest school board member.  On Tuesday, he was appointed to serve until the end of 2014.

Interest was high in the Morgan County School Board seat vacated by Joey Skinner, but Mark Farmer was chosen above four other applicants as the newest school board member.  On Tuesday, he was appointed to serve until the end of 2014.

April 20, 2013

Traders Apparel will hold a grand opening for their new store in Morgan on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 12 pm.  The store is located at 117 North Commercial Street. 

Traders Apparel will hold a grand opening for their new store in Morgan on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 12 pm.  The store is located at 117 North Commercial Street. 

April 20, 2013

Morgan County School Board members, teachers and residents are talking about a website created by Morgan community members that voices opposition to the voted leeway that will come before voters on June 25.

Morgan County School Board members, teachers and residents are talking about a website created by Morgan community members that voices opposition to the voted leeway that will come before voters on June 25.

April 17, 2013

Those owning buildings in the commercial zoning districts of Morgan City will have to make sure their properties are in tip-top shape according to a new building maintenance ordinance amendment unanimously passed by the Morgan City Council.

Those owning buildings in the commercial zoning districts of Morgan City will have to make sure their properties are in tip-top shape according to a new building maintenance ordinance amendment unanimously passed by the Morgan City Council.

April 17, 2013

Whether by starting a talk with song in front of a large crowd or by towering over others with a 6’7” stature, David Glover is sure to stand out. His comedic talent and genuine personality have influenced many who call him a great friend. He loves to laugh and joke, and is often described as quite the “character.” His wife, Heidi, kids she was born talentless with only the ability to talk and smile. Smile and talk she does and in so doing claims just as many hearts.

Whether by starting a talk with song in front of a large crowd or by towering over others with a 6’7” stature, David Glover is sure to stand out. His comedic talent and genuine personality have influenced many who call him a great friend.

April 17, 2013

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

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

April 17, 2013

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

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

April 17, 2013

Two neighboring schools, located in neighboring counties, honored their 2013 Sterling Scholars on March 21.  The students met at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn, upon invitation on behalf of Holcim Cement Plant.  

Two neighboring schools, located in neighboring counties, honored their 2013 Sterling Scholars on March 21.  The students met at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn, upon invitation on behalf of Holcim Cement Plant.  

April 15, 2013

The Morgan High School soccer teams have started their season out strong with varsity and junior varsity wins over Grantville.  

The Morgan High School soccer teams have started their season out strong with varsity and junior varsity wins over Grantville.  

April 15, 2013

The Morgan County Council is voicing their opinions on development plans dubbed the Mountain Green Village.

The Morgan County Council is voicing their opinions on development plans dubbed the Mountain Green Village.

April 15, 2013

The county is checking accounting procedures and considering lump sum annual payments from the city for future ambulance service instead of monthly bills.

The county is checking accounting procedures and considering lump sum annual payments from the city for future ambulance service instead of monthly bills.

April 15, 2013

The fourth quarter started this week for all schools within the Morgan County School District on the traditional quarter system.  Fourth quarter at Morgan Elementary School is often our busiest time for learning.  Along with end-of-level state core tests and the final academic push for the school year, many exciting learning activities dominate our calendar.  The following is a sample from just the past four school days!

The fourth quarter started this week for all schools within the Morgan County School District on the traditional quarter system.  Fourth quarter at Morgan Elementary School is often our busiest time for learning.  Along with end-of-level state core tests and the final academic push for the school year, many exciting learning activities dominate our calendar

April 15, 2013

If you have been lucky enough to steer clear of the flu this season, you may not have noticed the changes around the new Morgan Health Center.  

If you have been lucky enough to steer clear of the flu this season, you may not have noticed the changes around the new Morgan Health Center.  

April 15, 2013

Over 45 members of the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers met Monday, Sept. 18 at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn. 

Over 45 members of the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers met Monday, Sept. 18 at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn.  

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

March 25, 2013

At the base of our famous “M” hillside sits one of the best power sports dealerships around.  Born of a family’s passion for outdoor recreation and snowmobiling, Morgan Valley Polaris offers true family-style service.

At the base of our famous “M” hillside sits one of the best power sports dealerships around.  Born of a family’s passion for outdoor recreation and snowmobiling, Morgan Valley Polaris offers true family-style service.

March 25, 2013

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

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

March 25, 2013

Thursday, March 14, the Morgan Wrestling Club hosted an event that brought in about 160 young wrestlers and hundreds of fans from as far away as Evanston and Bridger Valley.  

Thursday, March 14, the Morgan Wrestling Club hosted an event that brought in about 160 young wrestlers and hundreds of fans from as far away as Evanston and Bridger Valley.  

March 25, 2013

As Morgan County residents watch as the last patches of snow melt away, they often wish for better weather and the luxuries of summer.  Beautiful lawns, trees that are healthy enough to let children climb in while bearing delicious fruits, and vegetables overflowing onto our neighbors’ properties are often things people dream about but think they must wait until warm weather to prepare.  Now is the time to begin planning and preparing for your summer gardening and fall feast.

As Morgan County residents watch as the last patches of snow melt away, they often wish for better weather and the luxuries of summer.  Beautiful lawns, trees that are healthy enough to let children climb in while bearing delicious fruits, and vegetables overflowing onto our neighbors’ properties are often things people dream about but think they must wait

March 25, 2013

Joey Skinner exchanged one public figure hat for another when he was named Morgan Utah’s new stake president and resigned from his position on the Morgan County School District Board of Education all within the same week.

Joey Skinner exchanged one public figure hat for another when he was named Morgan Utah’s new stake president and resigned from his position on the Morgan County School District Board of Education all within the same week.

March 25, 2013

Survey results are in, and the people of Morgan County prefer a Spanish dual immersion program at Mountain Green Elementary School.  However, Morgan County School Board officials are hesitant to give the program the green light.

Survey results are in, and the people of Morgan County prefer a Spanish dual immersion program at Mountain Green Elementary School.  However, Morgan County School Board officials are hesitant to give the program the green light.

March 25, 2013

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

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

March 15, 2013

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

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

March 15, 2013

Morgan County Council members are praising Morgan City’s efforts to hire an event coordinator for the annual 4th of July celebration at Riverside Park, but is stopping short of promising money toward the coordinator’s paycheck.

Morgan County Council members are praising Morgan City’s efforts to hire an event coordinator for the annual 4th of July celebration at Riverside Park, but is stopping short of promising money toward the coordinator’s paycheck.

March 15, 2013

Last Friday, Morgan Elementary students participated in an assembly featuring the wildly popular young adult fiction series of Michael Vey written by bestselling author Richard Paul Evans. 

Last Friday, Morgan Elementary students participated in an assembly featuring the wildly popular young adult fiction series of Michael Vey written by bestselling author Richard Paul Evans. 

March 15, 2013

The Morgan Education Foundation is excited to announce that Young Ford Group and Peterson Wealth Services are beginning two new and exciting Facebook campaigns that will benefit the foundation.  From now until the end of March, Young Ford will donate $1 to the Morgan Education Foundation for every new “LIKE” on their Facebook page and beginning on March 10, Peterson Wealth Services will donate $1 as well for each new “LIKE” on their page.  As Brenda Crossley, MEF president, commented, “This is so much fun to have people from the community coming forward with such a simple request and willing to give from their pockets to the teachers and the kids.  I love it!”  

The Morgan Education Foundation is excited to announce that Young Ford Group and Peterson Wealth Services are beginning two new and exciting Facebook campaigns that will benefit the foundation.  From now until the end of March, Young Ford will donate $1 to the Morgan Education Foundation for every new “LIKE” on their Facebook

March 15, 2013

Construction has begun on the building that will house the new Family Dollar store.  Morgan City issued the building permit at 391 East 300 North, Dec. 10, 2012.

Construction has begun on the building that will house the new Family Dollar store.  Morgan City issued the building permit at 391 East 300 North, Dec. 10, 2012.

March 15, 2013

After months of practicing, the Morgan High Jazz Band was able to show off their skills, play some great music and take home top honors at the Region Jazz Festival. Held Wednesday, March 6 at Ben Lomond High, MHS band members played songs such as State Street Stomp, Mambo Hot and All Night Rain to the approval and top scores of the judges.

After months of practicing, the Morgan High Jazz Band was able to show off their skills, play some great music and take home top honors at the Region Jazz Festival. Held Wednesday, March 6 at Ben Lomond High, MHS band members played songs such as State Street Stomp, Mambo Hot and All Night Rain to the approval and top scores of the judges.

March 15, 2013

The Morgan Lions Club annual basketball tournament was held last weekend. A fun time was enjoyed by all in this classic tournament that has been held for so many years.  

The Morgan Lions Club annual basketball tournament was held last weekend. A fun time was enjoyed by all in this classic tournament that has been held for so many years.  

March 15, 2013

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

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

March 15, 2013

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

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

March 15, 2013

When you live in a close-knit community like Morgan County, it is easy to run under the assumption that nothing bad ever happens here.  However, victims of domestic abuse in this county know the unfortunate truth behind the facade.

When you live in a close-knit community like Morgan County, it is easy to run under the assumption that nothing bad ever happens here.  However, victims of domestic abuse in this county know the unfortunate truth behind the facade.

March 3, 2013

A group of 500 volunteers from the Washington Heights Church will flood Morgan for a week this summer in an effort to spruce up some local homes.  From June 24 to 28, the volunteers hope to paint, repair and spruce up the yards of many homes in Morgan City.  With the help of the Morgan City Council, they have already identified 12 homes and hope to add as many as 10 more.

A group of 500 volunteers from the Washington Heights Church will flood Morgan for a week this summer in an effort to spruce up some local homes.  From June 24 to 28, the volunteers hope to paint, repair and spruce up the yards of many homes in Morgan City.  With the help of the Morgan City Council, they have already identified 12 homes and hope to add as m

March 3, 2013

Morgan City is taking the next step to locate a hotel in its boundaries by writing a letter of intent to enter into a development agreement with Scott Somerville, president of Renascent Hospitality.

Morgan City is taking the next step to locate a hotel in its boundaries by writing a letter of intent to enter into a development agreement with Scott Somerville, president of Renascent Hospitality.
“The city is supportive of the project,” said Shelly Betz, Morgan City councilwoman.

March 3, 2013

Member of the Morgan City Council are not totally satisfied with recent recreation board interlocal agreement negotiations.

Member of the Morgan City Council are not totally satisfied with recent recreation board interlocal agreement negotiations.

March 3, 2013

Eight months after opening the Trojan Century Center, Morgan school officials are saying the facility is seeing a lot of use.

Eight months after opening the Trojan Century Center, Morgan school officials are saying the facility is seeing a lot of use.
“It is doing what it was intended to do,” Superintendent Ken Adams said.  

March 3, 2013

With a small pool of applicants to pick from, the Morgan County Council recently selected Ulrich and Associates to provide the county with audit and consulting services.

With a small pool of applicants to pick from, the Morgan County Council recently selected Ulrich and Associates to provide the county with audit and consulting services.

March 3, 2013

At the advice of the Utah School Boards Association, the Morgan County School Board passed a new employee personal firearms policy.

At the advice of the Utah School Boards Association, the Morgan County School Board passed a new employee personal firearms policy.

March 3, 2013

Registration for the 2013-2014 school year is about to begin.  Students will begin to receive information soon and we would like to encourage parents to be involved with their student’s class selection.

Registration for the 2013-2014 school year is about to begin.  Students will begin to receive information soon and we would like to encourage parents to be involved with their student’s class selection.

March 3, 2013

The synergy of this year’s Morgan High School boys basketball team was undeniable. With one common goal in mind, they were impossible to stop. They are the well deserved 2013 3A State Champions. 

The synergy of this year’s Morgan High School boys basketball team was undeniable. With one common goal in mind, they were impossible to stop. They are the well deserved 2013 3A State Champions. 

March 3, 2013

Resident asks for ice rink in Mountain Green park

Resident asks for ice rink in Mountain Green park
Mountain Green may be home to a community ice rink next winter.

March 3, 2013

Barbara W Hortin, age 83, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on February 22, 2013.  She was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to LeRoy Wilson and Amy Seelos Wilson.  They later divorced and Amy married Toby Shaw and they moved to Coalville.  Mom married Hal Hortin and they had five children.  Mom worked at various jobs throughout her life.   

Barbara W Hortin, age 83, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on February 22, 2013.  She was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to LeRoy Wilson and Amy Seelos Wilson.  They later divorced and Amy married Toby Shaw and they moved to Coalville.  Mom married Hal Hortin and they had five children.  Mom worked at various jobs throughout her life

March 3, 2013

As school district officials make final touches to documents they plan to use when educating the public about the June voted leeway, they have mentioned which programs may suffer if the leeway doesn’t pass.

As school district officials make final touches to documents they plan to use when educating the public about the June voted leeway, they have mentioned which programs may suffer if the leeway doesn’t pass.

March 3, 2013

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 17-23, with a total of 115 calls

2013 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for February 17-23, with a total of 115 calls
Assistance: Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green;
Medical: (2)Morgan City, Stoddard;

February 28, 2013

It would be hard to keep up with the Joneses—at least all that they have done in a short time. Dr. Kip and Heidi Jones live in Monte Verde, Mountain Green.  Kip is a dentist in Layton and Heidi is a stay-at-home mom to their four girls.  Both are natives of Utah, but they traveled a great deal in the early years of marriage before they returned home to Utah again. The Jones have lived in Morgan County the past six and a half years.

It would be hard to keep up with the Joneses—at least all that they have done in a short time. Dr.

February 28, 2013

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings, the Morgan School District is updating its emergency preparedness plan and evaluating the safety of its schools.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings, the Morgan School District is updating its emergency preparedness plan and evaluating the safety of its schools.

February 28, 2013

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

February 28, 2013

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

February 28, 2013

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

February 23, 2013

Goldenwest Federal Credit Union recently released financial results for 2012.

Goldenwest Federal Credit Union recently released financial results for 2012.

February 23, 2013

Due to budget cuts, many schools throughout the nation are electing to eliminate arts programs to save money. As a result many children who may not have access to after-school private lessons miss the opportunity to develop the critical skills taught through exposure to the arts. On Tuesday night, Feb. 19, the students of Morgan Middle School and their families were brought together in a Celebration of the Arts focusing on the talents and skills they have been developing. The students and faculty of MMS showcased their passion for keeping the arts alive here in Morgan, and invited those in attendance, including Superintendent Ken Adams, to celebrate with them.

Due to budget cuts, many schools throughout the nation are electing to eliminate arts programs to save money. As a result many children who may not have access to after-school private lessons miss the opportunity to develop the critical skills taught through exposure to the arts. On Tuesday night, Feb.

February 23, 2013

Morgan County School Board recently received honors for achieving 100 percent participation in the Utah School Boards Association’s Master Boards Award program.

Morgan County School Board recently received honors for achieving 100 percent participation in the Utah School Boards Association’s Master Boards Award program.
All five school boards members as well as Superintendent Ken Adams and Business Administrator D’Lynn Poll participated in the first level of the program, which was tracked online.

February 23, 2013

Cameron Skinner, Morgan High School varsity basketball player, has been selected to represent his school on the UHSAA Academic All-State Basketball Team.

Cameron Skinner, Morgan High School varsity basketball player, has been selected to represent his school on the UHSAA Academic All-State Basketball Team.

February 23, 2013

Tara Hammer is now a teacher at Morgan Elementary School. Almost 21 years ago, she was Morgan High School senior Tara Wilkinson, featured in the Morgan County News as “Youth in the Work Force.”  

Tara Hammer is now a teacher at Morgan Elementary School. Almost 21 years ago, she was Morgan High School senior Tara Wilkinson, featured in the Morgan County News as “Youth in the Work Force.”  

February 21, 2013

When Morgan City and Morgan County came together last week to discuss the future of the ambulance department, fire protection, recreation department and 4th of July celebration, the debate centered on the effectiveness of interlocal agreements as well as the moral and legal ramifications of those agreements.

When Morgan City and Morgan County came together last week to discuss the future of the ambulance department, fire protection, recreation department and 4th of July celebration, the debate centered on the effectiveness of interlocal agreements as well as the moral and legal ramifications of those agreements.

February 21, 2013

A familiar, pleasant face long seen at the Morgan Post Office will no longer be behind the counter after Feb. 28.  After 34 1/2 years as a government worker, Darla Wright will be retiring from the U.S. Postal Service.

A familiar, pleasant face long seen at the Morgan Post Office will no longer be behind the counter after Feb. 28.  After 34 1/2 years as a government worker, Darla Wright will be retiring from the U.S. Postal Service.

February 21, 2013

Arva Rae Summers Wardell- Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend Arva Rae Summers Wardell, 78, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan, UT.  Arva was born on July 22, 1934 in Tremonton, Utah to Maynard and Laveen Childs Summers.

Arva Rae Summers Wardell- Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend Arva Rae Summers Wardell, 78, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Family Tree Assisted Living Center in Morgan, UT.  Arva was born on July 22, 1934 in Tremonton, Utah to Maynard and Laveen Childs Summers.

February 21, 2013

Elwood (Woody) Michael Mamanakis, 65, passed away February 12, 2013. He was born on October 31, 1947, to Ellen and George Mamanakis in Ogden, Utah. Elwood graduated from BYU. 

Elwood (Woody) Michael Mamanakis, 65, passed away February 12, 2013. He was born on October 31, 1947, to Ellen and George Mamanakis in Ogden, Utah. Elwood graduated from BYU. 
Woody served in the U.S. Navy with honor and distinction.

February 16, 2013

The Morgan County School Board is gearing up for a June 2013 voted leeway.

The Morgan County School Board is gearing up for a June 2013 voted leeway.
They invited Christine Kearl, Governor Gary Herbert’s deputy education director, to share with them how she successfully passed both a voted leeway and bond while she was superintendent of schools in Rich County.  

February 16, 2013

Kassidee Dunford is the latest addition to Browning’s pro staff program and a joy to work with according to Scott Grange, director of public relations and shooting promotions for Browning.

Kassidee Dunford is the latest addition to Browning’s pro staff program and a joy to work with according to Scott Grange, director of public relations and shooting promotions for Browning.

February 16, 2013

For newly appointed Morgan County Councilman Austin Turner, three times is the charm.

For newly appointed Morgan County Councilman Austin Turner, three times is the charm.

February 16, 2013

Following an administrative investigation conducted by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, the officer who fired a shot that struck the left eye of Kristin Nicole Biggs has been cleared and returned to duty in December.

Following an administrative investigation conducted by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, the officer who fired a shot that struck the left eye of Kristin Nicole Biggs has been cleared and returned to duty in December.

February 16, 2013

The coming of the new year brings new health care resources to Morgan City residents.  The new Morgan Health Center opened its doors to patients on New Year’s Eve.

The coming of the new year brings new health care resources to Morgan City residents.  The new Morgan Health Center opened its doors to patients on New Year’s Eve.

February 16, 2013

As resolutions are beingAs resolutions are being made for the new year, home ownership and better money management are often at the top of the list.  Debbie Leonard, one of Morgan City’s newest real estate brokers, hopes to assist residents in achieving some of those goals.

 
As resolutions are beingAs resolutions are being made for the new year, home ownership and better money management are often at the top of the list.  Debbie Leonard, one of Morgan City’s newest real estate brokers, hopes to assist residents in achieving some of those goals.

February 16, 2013

June Rawle Little, 93, passed away Thursday January 10, 2013, at the home of her sister Ruby Carrigan in Morgan Utah.  

June Rawle Little, 93, passed away Thursday January 10, 2013, at the home of her sister Ruby Carrigan in Morgan Utah.  

February 16, 2013

Linda went home today after a long struggle with many health problems. Born in Provo, Utah to Mark Lee and Marylin Wilcox Angus, she died in rural Cheyenne County, Nebraska, surrounded by her family. 

Linda went home today after a long struggle with many health problems. Born in Provo, Utah to Mark Lee and Marylin Wilcox Angus, she died in rural Cheyenne County, Nebraska, surrounded by her family. 
Growing-up in Roy, Utah, she graduated high school there in 1970. Linda received her BA in elementary education from Brigham Young University in 1974. 

February 16, 2013

Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that it has launched its 2013 ADHD Scholarship Program.

Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that it has launched its 2013 ADHD Scholarship Program.

February 16, 2013

Morgan County School District administrators are putting figures to the amount of money they will seek for a voted leeway on the June 2013 ballot.

Morgan County School District administrators are putting figures to the amount of money they will seek for a voted leeway on the June 2013 ballot.
Business Administrator D’Lynn Poll said the Morgan County School District needs between $350,000 and $550,000 to just balance the budget.

February 16, 2013

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 30 - January 5, with a total of 128 calls

2012 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports the following activity for December 30 - January 5, with a total of 128 calls
Assistance: (2)Morgan City;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City;

February 16, 2013

A survey about dual immersion is available on the Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary websites. Paper copies are also available in both school offices.  The brief survey, only 10 questions, will determine if and how a dual immersion program will be available for students in the Morgan School District.  Results of the survey will be used to help determine which elementary school the program would be hosted by as well as the preferred language to be taught if a dual immersion program is implemented. The survey is available to parents of children who will be entering elementary in the Morgan County School District. It will be available online until Feb. 5, 2013.   

A survey about dual immersion is available on the Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary websites.

February 16, 2013

Words cannot begin to express the gratitude we feel for all the love and support shown to our family during the passing of our dear mom. For the cards, food and flowers from neighbors and friends, we are truly grateful. 

Words cannot begin to express the gratitude we feel for all the love and support shown to our family during the passing of our dear mom. For the cards, food and flowers from neighbors and friends, we are truly grateful. 

February 16, 2013

The 100% for Kids Credit Union Education Foundation awarded Utah schools with over $58,000 in grants last year.

The 100% for Kids Credit Union Education Foundation awarded Utah schools with over $58,000 in grants last year.
Twenty-one districts and 36 schools all received funding for various projects. The foundation has funded everything from motivational speakers to greenhouses.

February 16, 2013

The Morgan High School wrestling team has been busy since school resumed after Christmas break. 

The Morgan High School wrestling team has been busy since school resumed after Christmas break. 
On Thursday, Jan. 3, Morgan hosted Stansbury High School. It was a hard-fought battle but Stansbury managed to beat Morgan 39-30. 

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.

January 5, 2013

Frank Martin Anderson and Lois Dickson Anderson were married 60 years ago on 10 December 1952. They plan a celebration at a later date.

Frank Martin Anderson and Lois Dickson Anderson were married 60 years ago on 10 December 1952. They plan a celebration at a later date.

January 5, 2013

Morgan City’s consultant is progressing on bringing a hotel to Morgan and is now concentrating on financing arrangements and which hotel chain best suits the area.

Morgan City’s consultant is progressing on bringing a hotel to Morgan and is now concentrating on financing arrangements and which hotel chain best suits the area.

January 5, 2013

Daniel J. Baird, 57, fun-loving, sarcastic, and caring; husband, father, grandfather, and brother; returned home to his Heavenly Father on December 25, 2012. 

Daniel J. Baird, 57, fun-loving, sarcastic, and caring; husband, father, grandfather, and brother; returned home to his Heavenly Father on December 25, 2012. 

January 5, 2013

Three residents have applied to fill the vacancy on the Morgan County Council representing District 5.  Jared Andersen, James Brown, and Austin Turner applied for the position left vacant after Councilman Don Mathews’ death.

Three residents have applied to fill the vacancy on the Morgan County Council representing District 5.  Jared Andersen, James Brown, and Austin Turner applied for the position left vacant after Councilman Don Mathews’ death.

January 4, 2013

Captivated by twinkling lights, sparkling ornaments and visions of baby Jesus and Santa Claus swimming in their heads, most children are easily caught up in the magic and spirit of Christmas.

Captivated by twinkling lights, sparkling ornaments and visions of baby Jesus and Santa Claus swimming in their heads, most children are easily caught up in the magic and spirit of Christmas.
Not so with adults. 

January 4, 2013

The county has selected a consultant to handle the large Snowbasin application.

The county has selected a consultant to handle the large Snowbasin application.

January 4, 2013

Auditors gave Morgan City a clean bill of financial health during the fiscal year 2012 financial report.

Auditors gave Morgan City a clean bill of financial health during the fiscal year 2012 financial report.
Tax revenues increased $30,000 and sales tax increased $50,000 compared to the prior year.

January 4, 2013

Despite rumors, the county is not likely to add a municipal services fund line item to its general fund any time soon.

Despite rumors, the county is not likely to add a municipal services fund line item to its general fund any time soon.

January 4, 2013

Over the last several months, residents of Morgan County have become increasingly interested in concealed weapons permits.  Months before the recent rampage in Connecticut and other terrible scenes, local citizens started the process to legally carry a gun.  

Over the last several months, residents of Morgan County have become increasingly interested in concealed weapons permits.  Months before the recent rampage in Connecticut and other terrible scenes, local citizens started the process to legally carry a gun.  

January 4, 2013

For Morgan native, Rachel Denning, her creativity and drive to succeed were two of several ingredients that helped her earn a spot on the Premiere Season of the groundbreaking online competition reality show “Prosperity’s Kitchen.”

For Morgan native, Rachel Denning, her creativity and drive to succeed were two of several ingredients that helped her earn a spot on the Premiere Season of the groundbreaking online competition reality show “Prosperity’s Kitchen.”

January 4, 2013

John Carr Lofgreen, age 76, loving, generous, and accommodating husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, returned to his Heavenly Father December 25, 2012, at his home in Morgan, Utah from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. 

John Carr Lofgreen, age 76, loving, generous, and accommodating husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, returned to his Heavenly Father December 25, 2012, at his home in Morgan, Utah from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. 

January 4, 2013

December 16-22, with a total of 136 calls

December 16-22, with a total of 136 calls
 
Assistance: (8)Morgan City, (2)Mtn Green;
Animal Complaint: Morgan City, Stoddard;
Medical: Mtn Green;
Premise Check: (4)Morgan City, (4)Mtn Green;

January 4, 2013

There are all kinds of people in this world and each of them has their own individual personalities and talents.  Each year, the FFA hosts a contest which appeals to a certain type of personality:  those with the sweetest hearts.  The Sweetheart Contest was put on in the last week of November; the results were announced at our Harvest Stomp, given at the high school.

by Miranda Smith, Morgan FFA Reporter

December 24, 2012

The horrific tragedy that swept over the nation this past week with the senseless loss of innocent lives at Sandy Hook Elementary has saddened all of our hearts.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of these children and to the heroic efforts of their teachers and principal who gave their own lives trying to protect them.

The horrific tragedy that swept over the nation this past week with the senseless loss of innocent lives at Sandy Hook Elementary has saddened all of our hearts.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of these children and to the heroic efforts of their teachers and principal who gave their own lives trying to protect them.

December 24, 2012

A Morgan County employee since 2009 has moved up the ranks to accept a position as the new planning and development services department director.

A Morgan County employee since 2009 has moved up the ranks to accept a position as the new planning and development services department director.
Charles Ewert beat out 10 other applicants before accepting the position Nov. 26.

December 24, 2012

Morgan City, County, and Chamber of Commerce have been working throughout the year to develop a new website.  It has taken cooperation from the three parties to get the website ready to launch.  All three could see the potential benefits this website could provide to Morgan businesses and its residents.   “This has been a good thing,” Shelly Betz, city councilwoman stated.  She encourages everyone to go to the website and see what is actually available in Morgan.    

Morgan City, County, and Chamber of Commerce have been working throughout the year to develop a new website.  It has taken cooperation from the three parties to get the website ready to launch.  All three could see the potential benefits this website could provide to Morgan businesses and its residents.

December 18, 2012

 
Alan and Betty Jan Murphy will have been married 50 years on Dec.19.

Alan and Betty Jan Murphy will have been married 50 years on Dec.19.

December 18, 2012

DECA is one of Morgan High School’s newest clubs. While DECA was founded in 1947, Morgan High School’s chapter of DECA is in its first year. DECA is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) that involves marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. DECA’s areas of focus include business, finance, hospitality, marketing sales and services, entrepreneurship, business management, and other business-related areas. 

DECA is one of Morgan High School’s newest clubs. While DECA was founded in 1947, Morgan High School’s chapter of DECA is in its first year. DECA is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) that involves marketing, management, and entrepreneurship.

December 18, 2012

This time of year is generally filled with shopping and stress.  There is all this pressure to make sure everyone is happy on Christmas morning.  It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.  

This time of year is generally filled with shopping and stress.  There is all this pressure to make sure everyone is happy on Christmas morning.  It is rare that we actually take the time to step away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a day with our families.  

December 18, 2012

In 1982, Val and Loretta moved to Mountain Green from Arizona when Loretta’s sister Judy Pettingill gave rave reviews of the valley and the Morgan School District. The year before, their son Dan, lived with the Pettingills and attended school in Morgan. During a sixth-grade outing to the North Morgan Cemetery, he discovered headstones with the name Grover on them.

In 1982, Val and Loretta moved to Mountain Green from Arizona when Loretta’s sister Judy Pettingill gave rave reviews of the valley and the Morgan School District. The year before, their son Dan, lived with the Pettingills and attended school in Morgan.

December 18, 2012

Following the untimely death of Morgan County Councilman Don Mathews, the county is seeking to fill his vacancy representing District 5 in the North Morgan area.

Following the untimely death of Morgan County Councilman Don Mathews, the county is seeking to fill his vacancy representing District 5 in the North Morgan area.

December 18, 2012

As one Mountain Green couple is finding out, it can be difficult getting a business license in Morgan County.

As one Mountain Green couple is finding out, it can be difficult getting a business license in Morgan County.
“The county’s intentions are great, but it is not opening businesses,” said Kera Birkeland. “I believe that in our poor economy, things need to improve in Morgan County to help small business, not hinder it.”

December 18, 2012

Monday evening many gathered at the library for “The Gift of Reading” family fun night. 

Monday evening many gathered at the library for “The Gift of Reading” family fun night. 
Patrons came into the center of the library where chairs had been arranged for attendees to listen to storytellers and view skits.  Each person was given a ballot so they could vote for the act they liked best.

December 18, 2012

Midway through the fundraiser Debbie Trussell was beaming with the support her family received from the community.  “It’s going amazing!” Trussell said happily, “People are so amazing.  So generous.”  The courthouse auditorium was filled with donations and shoppers.  Sections for clothing, electronics, toys, furniture, and more lined the walls and filled the room.  

Midway through the fundraiser Debbie Trussell was beaming with the support her family received from the community.  “It’s going amazing!” Trussell said happily, “People are so amazing.  So generous.”  The courthouse auditorium was filled with donations and shoppers.  Sections for clothing, electronics, toys, furniture

December 18, 2012

The interlocal agreement among the city, county, and school board that governs recreation programs in the county is in place, but on shaky ground.

The interlocal agreement among the city, county, and school board that governs recreation programs in the county is in place, but on shaky ground.

December 18, 2012

At the Sons of Utah Pioneers monthly dinner meeting on Nov. 19, winners of the Favorite Pioneer Ancestor contest were announced and recognized along with their parents.  

At the Sons of Utah Pioneers monthly dinner meeting on Nov. 19, winners of the Favorite Pioneer Ancestor contest were announced and recognized along with their parents.  

December 18, 2012

The Morgan County School Board’s decision not to participate in the SHARP survey may lead to loss of prevention services provided by Weber Human Services.

The Morgan County School Board’s decision not to participate in the SHARP survey may lead to loss of prevention services provided by Weber Human Services.

December 18, 2012

Honor Roll

 
Albertoni, Brynlee May
Allen, Andrew Craig
Andersen, Natasha Lyn
Anderson, Maile Angelica
Bailey, Carter David
Blazzard, Kate
Bledsoe, Jason Carey
Braithwaite, Katelyn

December 18, 2012

Honor Roll

Albertoni, Brynlee May
Allen, Andrew Craig
Andersen, Natasha Lyn
Anderson, Maile Angelica
Bailey, Carter David
Blazzard, Kate
Bledsoe, Jason Carey
Braithwaite, Katelyn

December 18, 2012

The holidays are here and what better way to ring in the season than to come listen to the Morgan Community Choir. The performance will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Morgan High School auditorium.  

The holidays are here and what better way to ring in the season than to come listen to the Morgan Community Choir. The performance will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Morgan High School auditorium.