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.
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.
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!”
Chelsey Stegelmeier has been called to serve in the California San Jose Mission English speaking. In her words: “I am SO excited!!!” She leaves for the Provo MTC on July 24 and is speaking in sacrament meeting on July 14 in the Milton Ward at 10:40 a.m.
Kody Brooks is the son of Scott and SaRene Brooks. He has been called to serve in the Macon Georgia, Spanish speaking mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He will speak at the Morgan Stake Center Sunday, July 14, at 1 pm. He will report to the Mexico City MTC on July 23.
Doug and Janet Thornton are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Seanna Marie Thornton to Ashton Spencer Edwards, son of Kevin and Marci Edwards. Seanna and Ashton will be married July 18, 2013, for time and all eternity, in the Logan LDSTemple. In case of oversight, please join them in their celebration at a garden reception held in their honor that evening from 7-9 p.m., 127 Circle Drive – Morgan. (Inclement weather – Rock Church, 10 W. Young St.)
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.
Photos of a black bear crossing the freeway near “the narrows” just past the Croydon exit have become famous, circulating around the internet and featured on KSL. Henefer resident Steve Richins had heard rumors of a bear sighted in the area, so he and his wife went out on a bear hunt, and were successfully able to shoot the uncommon photos.
More than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $54,000 in cash awards.
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.
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.
As Washington Heights volunteers finished up their week-long service at her home, Angela Hubble reminisces while reading through a journal kept to remind her of her experiences. Each of the workers has added a few words of their love as she has penned her own words of gratitude.
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.
100 degree temperatures do not draw crowds away from the Widowmaker Event in Croydon. However, the sanity of some riders who attempt this climb is often in question as they make their death-defying climbs, especially in this kind of heat on a rose colored hill.
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.
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!
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.
The Ragnar relay starts at the Utah State University football stadium in Logan and ends at Park City High’s football field. Part of that 197 mile stretch came right through Morgan County. Over 1,100 runners came through Morgan on Thursday June 20 and Friday, June 21, either on foot or supporting their teammates in a decorated SUV. Teams of six to 12 people take turns running all day and through the night. There were several teams from Morgan valley this year. It is a tough race and not all teams finish, so congratulations to those who persevered!
I am preparing this week’s edition of the Campus Connection on Monday, June 24. I am doing so intentionally before date of the voted levy. As the dust settles and the results of the vote are made known, the district will move forward based on the voice of the people; exactly what the board intended when they initiated the balloting process. The board and district have every intention of developing a budget and plan that best meets the needs of the students with the resources available.
I was quite disappointed in how some of our county members acted and behaved due to Leeway voting on both sides of this issue. I am aware of several instances where members were out of hand, yelling, swearing, and name calling because someone didn’t agree with them. There were also a number of cases of sign stealing. Both of these issues have to do with our first amendment rights. If we expect our own freedom of speech we must allow and respect that of others even if we don’t agree. We can talk about these things civilly like the adults we should be. Taking of signs is also an infringement on this amendment. Another problem we encounter is accusing people without proof for such deeds. We have never been and should never be a “guilty until proven innocent” society. If we continue to have this type of attitude in a number of years we will not have a republic because some won’t tolerate the views of others.