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.
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.
JoAnn Lovell Smith of Mountain Green, Utah, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Aug. 9 with a Brigham City Temple excursion and dinner at Maddox with her children and their spouses. There will also be an open house on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Highlands meeting house located at 5378 W. Old Hwy Road. Friends and family are invited to attend. (No gifts, please.)
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.
Margery Hilton Bell
2/16/18 – 7/24/2013
“Marge” was born in Salt Lake City on February 16, 1918, to her proud parents, Alfred W. Hilton and Lillian Kummer Hilton.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan, Utah. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the services at the mortuary. Burial will be at the South Morgan Cemetery.
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.
The Morgan Musical Theater Camp worked hard for two weeks on their show “Wild, Wonderful, World of Walt Disney.” Each of their dedication showed during their two performances at Morgan High School on July 19 and 20. Parents, families and friends flocked to the auditorium to watch the actors sing and dance on stage.
On July 15, the Sons of Utah Pioneers held an outdoor picnic at Riverside Park. Andrew Skinner, a noted historian and author from Brigham Young University, was the guest speaker accompanied by his wife Janet.
The Utah State University Extension 4-H State Contests were held Monday, July 15, through Wednesday, July 17, on the USU campus. Nearly 300 Utah 4-Hers participated in a variety of competitions, and winners may receive an invitation to participate in the national competition at Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo., Jan. 9 to 12, 2014. In addition to competing, 4-H youth engaged in educational, social and service opportunities as they learned such skills as proper nutrition, rocketry, animal science and family science.
Elder Stan W. Stevens and Sister Evelyn R. Stevens have recently returned home from serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Russia Samara mission. They will be speaking in the Morgan 2nd ward (rock church) sacrament meeting on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 11 a.m.
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.
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.
Most individuals involved in family history know about the wonderful Family History Library in Salt Lake. Here, researchers from around the world come to find information about their ancestors. It has long been one of the best places worldwide to do genealogical research.
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.
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.
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.
A large group of Morgan children have eagerly been going to school every day for the last two weeks. While spending two hours or more a day with teachers in classes at the high school may not sound like what every summer breaker wants to be doing in July, these children have gladly done it; some as young as 4 years old.
Emma Loo Bell was born on June 22, 1923, at home in Morgan. Over the course of the next 90 years, Emma Loo travelled the canyon many times making comments how she thought it would be fun to ride in a semi-truck. For years she thought it would be fun to sit up high and be able to see more.
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.
For several years now, Mont Wolley has taken Morgan friends and family on some incredible Church of Latter-day Saint history tours. Each year he says it is the last time, and each year someone convinces him to do just one more.
As we approach Pioneer Day, many people reflect on the ancestors who brought them to where they are today. Bonnie Williams Brown said, “We are all a product of our heritage. Our ancestors practiced faith and endurance so that we could raise our families in this beautiful place.”
Due to changes in state legislation (Senate Bill 187), the Weber-Morgan Health Department is required to offer Food Handler Training in a classroom setting or refer to online options. This legislation also requires that we charge a set fee for the permit and a separate fee for the training which increase our current fee.
Members of the Morgan Education Foundation are busy putting the final touches on the 5th annual “Classroom Caddie” golf tournament to be held August 6, 2013. Round Valley Golf Course will once again host this year’s tournament. Sign in and continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A delicious lunch will be served and prizes awarded after the tournament.
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.
Milton has a rich history of pioneering spirit and fortitude. The early settlers left current Milton residents more than stories, folklore, examples and histories, they also left names that have endured over the course of time, some more than a century. On the other hand, Thurstonville and Morganville have long since been renamed.