As school bells are days away from ringing, children are gathering supplies from lists the schools have sent out. While they are not mandatory, the items are purchased by able parents to ensure a successful year for their student. Teachers have been readying classrooms for pupils throughout the district and thanks to generous citizens, a dozen classrooms will be well stocked without the burden falling on the teachers.
This week FamilySearch and the other libraries involved in their book digitization project (BYU, Allen County Public Library, Clayton Library, and Mid-Continent Library) announced a milestone of 100,000 books published online. The effort to digitize books that are out of copyright, and make them available on FamilySearch.org has been ongoing for several years, but has picked up speed over the last two years.
“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.
It is great to be a part of the Morgan School District. It is a real treat to live in such a beautiful area surrounded by spectacular scenery and good people. Everyone has been very welcoming, and I thank you for your kindness. I look forward to being a part of your successful academic and extra-curricular traditions and having some fun along the way.
I want to share with you a local business that provides a relaxed atmosphere, great customer service and quality of life, all while providing a desperately needed service to our community. Unfortunately, this business won’t be patronized by many Morgan residents for many years to come and then it will be under difficult circumstances.
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.”
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.
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.