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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 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 1, 2014

The Morgan County Fair Board is excited about the 2014 fair already underway.  This dedicated bunch has been working hard to ensure this year will continue to be a success!  While there is too much to say about the fair, here are some highlights. 

The Morgan County Fair Board is excited about the 2014 fair already underway.  This dedicated bunch has been working hard to ensure this year will continue to be a success!  While there is too much to say abou

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.

May 16, 2014

Martin Rush High had never been Miranda’s safe haven. In fact, it had always been her own personal hell. She always thought she’d rather die than be locked up in that place, but now she didn’t have a choice. That is, if she wanted to survive.

By Sheridan Bird 
Martin Rush High had never been Miranda’s safe haven. In fact, it had always been her own personal hell. She always thought she’d rather die than be locked up in that place, but now she didn’t have a choice. That is, if she wanted to survive.

May 11, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014, Gerald Betourney spoke to the assembled members of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, about his LDS mission to South Africa.

Monday, April 21, 2014, Gerald Betourney spoke to the assembled members of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Morgan Chapter, about his LDS mission to South Africa.

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.

March 30, 2014

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

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

March 23, 2014

Roger and Joan Nold made Morgan their home last summer when they purchased 27 acres on Highway 66.  The new Morgan residents have family members in different areas of military service, which has instilled in them a sense of gratitude and patriotism.  When their son joined the Army reserves, Joan began reading books and researching about the effects of war and veterans with a stronger focus.  

Roger and Joan Nold made Morgan their home last summer when they purchased 27 acres on Highway 66.  The new Morgan residents have family members in different areas of military service, which has instilled in them a sense of gratitude and patriotism.  When their son joined the Army reserves, Joan began reading books and researching about the effects of war and veterans with

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

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

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

January 12, 2014

Mack Weaver, of Morgan, has been named a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Youth Coach of the Year for 2013. Weaver—who trains, shows and raises reining horses under the name Weaver Performance Horses—received an unprecedented number of votes for the award, which was announced earlier this year. 

By: Cheyney Wheelwright

December 28, 2013

In a town full of hobby sportsmen and serious hunters, Morgan County has had a noticeable void in the gun and ammo industry.

In a town full of hobby sportsmen and serious hunters, Morgan County has had a noticeable void in the gun and ammo industry.  

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. 

September 1, 2013

The second annual Milton round up brought past and present Milton residents together to celebrate the community and to unite residents of the oldest area of Morgan.  Pioneer day was an appropriate day to join in celebration at the Milton Park.  At the peak between 450 and 500 people attended; but with five hours of entertainment, families were coming and going throughout the evening.  Many, however, enjoyed the full night’s events.  

The second annual Milton round up brought past and present Milton residents together to celebrate the community and to unite residents of the oldest area of Morgan.  Pioneer day was an appropriate day to join in celebration at the Milton Park.  At the peak between 450 and 500 people attended; but with five hours of entertainment, families were coming and go

June 30, 2013
Events announced

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 3, 2013

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

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

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 2, 2013

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

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

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

Encouraging customer to mail early this holiday season, Utah Post Offices have released suggested mail-by dates to ensure holiday cards and packages reach their destinations in time.

Encouraging customer to mail early this holiday season, Utah Post Offices have released suggested mail-by dates to ensure holiday cards and packages reach their destinations in time.

November 23, 2012

Next Tuesday, Nov. 6 we will have the privilege of casting our vote for the next President of the United States of America.   For our government to be Of the People, By the People, and For the People we must exercise our right to vote!

Dear Editor:
Next Tuesday, Nov. 6 we will have the privilege of casting our vote for the next President of the United States of America.   For our government to be Of the People, By the People, and For the People we must exercise our right to vote!

October 11, 2012

Long time business owner and restaurateur, Larry Wiggill, is ready to embark on a new adventure. Larry Wiggill owns  Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn  which has not only been known for its deep fried chicken but also for the gift shop contained inside the restaurant. Larry has long had a passion for gift shops and through the years the gift shop has expanded to include more and more merchandise. It has been a dream of his for quite a while to be able to open a separate gift shop to accommodate the growing décor.  As space became available on Commercial Street, Larry remembered his childhood when Commercial Street was the place to shop. Loving historical things, such as the building his own restaurant is housed in, Commercial Street was a perfect fit for his new shop. Although Commercial Street is the official name, it holds the nickname of Front Street from the days when the train station was the main hub of Morgan. Holding true to this history, the store will be known as Front Street Gifts and Home Décor. 

Long time business owner and restaurateur, Larry Wiggill, is ready to embark on a new adventure. Larry Wiggill owns  Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn  which has not only been known for its deep fried chicken but also for the gift shop contained inside the restaurant.

August 29, 2012

Byron Shelton Schulthies was called home suddenly to his heavenly parents, on August 22, 2012, at the Logan Regional Medical Center. 

Byron Shelton Schulthies was called home suddenly to his heavenly parents, on August 22, 2012, at the Logan Regional Medical Center. 

August 16, 2012

Tucked into a corner of Mountain Green—in the industrial park by the airport—is a family owned and operated dental lab.  David and Emily Cox and their three children moved to Mountain Green from Oregon to be closer to family in Utah, and they moved their business with them.

Tucked into a corner of Mountain Green—in the industrial park by the airport—is a family owned and operated dental lab.  David and Emily Cox and their three children moved to Mountain Green from Oregon to be closer to family in Utah, and they moved their business with them.

July 30, 2012

Last week, I wrote about the beginning of the journey to trace the steps of pioneers, Pony Express riders and California gold rushers on the portion of Hastings Cutoff through Morgan County.

Last week, I wrote about the beginning of the journey to trace the steps of pioneers, Pony Express riders and California gold rushers on the portion of Hastings Cutoff through Morgan County.
To get the full experience, it is best to follow the self-guided auto tour brochure put out by the Morgan Historical Society some three years ago.

July 16, 2012

Martin and Adelgunda Dietzel Heiner were among the earliest pioneers to settle in Morgan.  In 1845 they immigrated to America from Germany where they encountered and joined the Mormon Church in Pennsylvania.  In 1859 they journeyed to Salt Lake City and moved to Morgan in November 1863.  The Heiners settled in Mt. Joy, which was later named North Morgan.

Martin and Adelgunda Dietzel Heiner were among the earliest pioneers to settle in Morgan.  In 1845 they immigrated to America from Germany where they encountered and joined the Mormon Church in Pennsylvania.  In 1859 they journeyed to Salt Lake City and moved to Morgan in November 1863.  The Heiners settled in Mt. Joy, which was later named North Morgan.

June 5, 2012

Morgan City is short at least $814,000 in taxes owed to a special improvement district by Mount Joy, LLC, a local developer now involved in bankruptcy court proceedings.  Without payment, Morgan City officials may have to cut costs or reduce services to make a $103,000 bond payment June 1.  Developer Gray Jensen said things are in the works that could help the city make the payment.

June 5, 2012

 World War II Veterans from Morgan County were honored in a recent Eagle Scout project completed by Trevor Slate of Milton.  Slate raised money to place markers on the graves of Norris Andrew Nelson, Sgt. Henry Burton Nelson, P.F.C. Thomas Henry Giles, Sgt. Chester R. Olsen, Seaman 2nd Class Karl Crittenden, P.F.C. Frank Jay Lacey and First Lieut. Craig Hannum.  He found it interesting that small farming communities like Milton, Richville, Porterville, Morgan City, Peterson and Mountain Green all lost so many of their sons and daughters, creating hardship on families, neighbors and the entire community.  Many veterans returned wounded and shell-shocked carrying unimaginable, horrible images for the remainder of their lives.  

May 5, 2012

Guests sat at the tables at Luis’s Restraunt across from Jacqueline Smith running for the U.S. Congress seat in Washington. 

Guests sat at the tables at Luis’s Restraunt across from Jacqueline Smith running for the U.S. Congress seat in Washington. 

April 21, 2012

 

As printed in the Morgan County News May 2, 1941 (From World War II)

As printed in the Morgan County News May 2, 1941 (From World War II)

The American Red Cross Offers Relief in World War II- War Relief Summary

April 14, 2012

“Celebrating the Arts”, was the theme for Family Fun Night held last Monday evening. This was the first family fun night that the Morgan County Library has sponsored.

“Celebrating the Arts”, was the theme for Family Fun Night held last Monday evening. This was the first family fun night that the Morgan County Library has sponsored.

February 18, 2012

In recent days many have heard about the “Bomb Plot” at a nearby high school. It was an experience that everyone hopes they will be able to avoid.  I am thankful the district and school administration from that nearby school had policies and procedures in place they could follow. My hat is off to those district and local administrators who dealt with that difficult situation and were able to keep all students safe and parents informed of what was happening.

January 16, 2012

We have all admired the adored Christmas Villages with the collected houses and shops arranged in streets with lamp posts and trees. I had been assigned to write about a Train Village. No one could prepare me for the village I was about to see.

We have all admired the adored Christmas Villages with the collected houses and shops arranged in streets with lamp posts and trees. I had been assigned to write about a Train Village. No one could prepare me for the village I was about to see.

December 10, 2011

“Veterans, we are free because you made a sacrifice, thanks!” was on the marquee,  to reminds us why we honor them. Morgan Middle School presented their annual Veterans Day Assembly, a tradition of honoring veterans that has continued over the past ten years. 

 

“Veterans, we are free because you made a sacrifice, thanks!” was on the marquee,  to reminds us why we honor them. Morgan Middle School presented their annual Veterans Day Assembly, a tradition of honoring veterans that has continued over the past ten years. 

November 1, 2011

 

Thank you to the 

Morgan County Historical Society for pictures and history information.

 

In, looking back over the history of the Morgan County High School, one must regard its rapid development as most miraculous. In the fall of 1911, the high school began to take firm footing. The first year saw a sturdy bunch of twenty-two students and one instructor, Principal H. B, Fry, working hard against a thousand difficulties; yet never having the least idea of the great foundation they were laying. One room comprised the spacious apartments of the school in the present grade building. 

 

Thank you to the 

September 15, 2011

Friends, family, Scouters and Scouts joined forces Wednesday, 7 September, to honor their Boy Scouts.  The units from 276 are sponsored by the Mtn. Green Ward and the units from 576 are sponsored by the Highlands Ward; both are part of the Morgan North Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. 

 

September 12, 2011

The Morgan County News  asked students of Morgan High School to share with us what they remember of 9/11 and how they think we can promote freedom.  The following are some of their thoughts:

The Morgan County News  asked students of Morgan High School to share with us what they remember of 9/11 and how they think we can promote freedom.  The following are some of their thoughts:
S. Francis -

August 4, 2011

 

(Watch for the History of Como Springs in next week’s paper)

Summertime was always something to look forward to when I was a kid, it meant lazy summer days, looking at the blue skies and clouds, and best of all Como Springs in Morgan, for swimming!

 

(Watch for the History of Como Springs in next week’s paper)

June 10, 2011

It was a beautiful, sunny day at the airport as the day began with a pancake breakfast.  The theme was World War II.  There were vehicles and displays of aircraft on hand with many interesting items for both children and adults.  There was also anticipation in the air for the guests who would soon arrive.  Once breakfast was complete there was a flag ceremony conducted by the American Legion.

 

April 15, 2011

Federal charges have been filed against former Morgan County council administrator Garth Day.  Charges were dropped at the state level several months ago as the investigation was turned over to federal officials.  At the time that the case was turned over to federal jurisdiction, County Attorney Jann Farris said, ““My fear is that Garth will be released immediately from the prison [state prison] due to the non-violent nature of his crimes and his lack of a criminal record and prison overcrowding. I do not feel like that would be appropriate considering the damage he has done. In the federal system he will more likely get and serve a significant prison sentence. In my judgment that will be in the best interest of justice.”  

 

January 19, 2011

Elsie Marjorie Luckey Mortenson 89, returned to her Heavenly father January 16, 2011. 

Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan, Thursday, January 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 and Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 at the Porterville Church with Funeral Services following at 11:30.

Internment, South Morgan Cemetery

Elsie Marjorie Luckey Mortenson 89, returned to her Heavenly father January 16, 2011.  She was born in Ogden, Utah on May 4, 1921 to James Willis Luckey and Elsie Fry Tonks.  
Marge married the love of her life Forrest Wayne Mortenson on September 13, 1937.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 6, 1949.  

January 1, 2011

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

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

December 31, 2010

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

November 9, 2010

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

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

November 8, 2010

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

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

September 25, 2010

2005
* A new IHC Clinic opened in Mtn. Green, with Dr. Smith Sadiq, M.D. as the doctor.
* Laura Martha Thomas Larsen passed away June 23. 2005 at the age of 86.

2005
* A new IHC Clinic opened in Mtn. Green, with Dr. Smith Sadiq, M.D. as the doctor.
* Laura Martha Thomas Larsen passed away June 23. 2005 at the age of 86.
2000
* Morgala Days Royalty were 2nd Attendant Ashley Allen, Queen Melanie Haddock and 1st Attendant Kristen Call.

September 25, 2010

Laraine S. Whitear was born June 23, 1948 in Paris, Idaho to Willard and Ada Stucki who are deceased.  Laraine passed away in her home on June 15th 2010 after a courageous five year battle with melanoma cancer.

Laraine S. Whitear was born June 23, 1948 in Paris, Idaho to Willard and Ada Stucki who are deceased.  Laraine passed away in her home on June 15th 2010 after a courageous five year battle with melanoma cancer.

September 25, 2010

Well—moms out there reading The Morgan County News, the summertime is here again and our kids our out of school...Now what?   

Well—moms out there reading The Morgan County News, the summertime is here again and our kids our out of school...Now what?               

September 19, 2010

   Betty Louise Lane Green, passed away peacefully in the early morning of June 28, 2010 and returned to the arms of her loving Father in Heaven and a glorious reunion with her loved ones that preceded her.

   Betty Louise Lane Green, passed away peacefully in the early morning of June 28, 2010 and returned to the arms of her loving Father in Heaven and a glorious reunion with her loved ones that preceded her.