Our family is so touched by the thoughtfulness of your many acts of service in our behalf at the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. The many cards, visits, meals, and flowers are so appreciated. It is great to live in a community that is so kind and loving.
Dale H. Thurston, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother and everybody’s friend, passed away suddenly of a heart attack while doing what he liked best, herding cattle on his ATV and working on his ranch, Monday January 16, 2012.
CROYDON - Marcus Reed Wilde passed away at home on Thursday, January 12th, 2012, after a courageous fight with pulmonary fibrosis 16 days prior to his 84th birthday. He was born on January 28th, 1928, in Croydon, UT the son of Marcus Reed Toone Wilde and Lena Valliere Chappell.
Floyd Martin, husband of Marsha Ann, caring and loving father of Jann and Barry (Stacie) and the most proud grandfather of Janica (Jared), Brennan, Jentry, Cade, Taylor and Ethan, died at home in Morgan on January 11, 2012. He was born April 26, 1932 to Irvin Perry and Dorothy Stephenson Martin.
Reed Wilde was born in his grandfather’s home on the ranch in Croydon in 1928. The doctor hadn’t arrived yet, so the visiting teachers attended to his delivery. He attended school in Devil’s Slide by riding in a horse drawn wagon until the 2nd grade when they finally got a bus. But it only went as far as the pavement, so Reed had to walk half a mile to catch it. When Reed was in the 3rd grade, they got electricity. When he was a junior in high school, they finally got indoor plumbing and a gas furnace when they moved to a larger home.
Dale Thurston, a huge part of the Morgan Community has given many years and countless hours to building the community. Many will know Dale because of his association working with Clydesdale horses. He also is a legend for his participation in the community parades and events, and especially his involvement with the Lions Club sponsored Santa Claus visit every year, giving Santa a ride and then rides to the children. He also was very active as one of Morgan County’s Commissioners.
Croydon, Utah - Holcim Devil’s Slide Plant Manager Keith Krugh and Northern Utah United Way Director Ben Johnson have teamed up with AmeriCorps to assist students in the Morgan School District with reading and math skills. This program has the potential of bringing literally dozens of community volunteers into the Morgan and Mountain Green Elementary Schools on a regular basis.
With the beginning of the school year upon us, there seems to be a growing concern in the community about speeding problems. Commuter time overlaps school bus schedules and inevitably, people will be in a hurry during prime commuting time. However, residents need to remember that there are precious little ones lining these streets during these times as well.
I would like to thank everyone who helped with the 2012 Morgan County Fair. It would not have been possible without all of the people who donated their time to ensure the fair was a success. I greatly appreciate all the support and dedication of the fairboard members and committees.
Ralph S. Carter celebrated his 95th birthday at a family dinner this week. Ralph was born in Porterville, Morgan County, Utah on Aug. 27, 1917, to Levi Alfred and Clara P. Carter. He graduated from Morgan County schools. Ralph married Fern Porter on Dec. 13, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS temple.
Elder Colby Skinner, son of Joey and Lisa Skinner, has been called to serve in the Mexico, Tampico Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Colby reports to the Provo Missionary Training Center on Sept. 5, 2012.
Tanna Potter & Travis Clegg would be delighted for you to join the celebration Sept. 8, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at the Clegg Residence, 75 N. Clark Lane, Coalville, as they finally tie the knot. Parents of the bride Randy & Nancy Potter. Parents of the groom Danny & Georgia Clegg.
This year has marked the one-year anniversary of several businesses on State Street, and LiquiFaction Internet Café is one of them. LiquiFaction first opened its doors on Aug. 29, 2011, but the grand opening was two days later. At that time, owner, Lee Kellogg, invited all city and county employees to come in and get a free drink for the day to give him some training time.
I used to live in Devil Slide, and when we’d go to church we would go the three miles into Croydon. We would either walk to church on Sundays or drive in. At that time church had two segments. You would go in the morning and back again in the afternoon or evening.
Ford Motor Company’s 2011-2012 commitment includes substantial support of National FFA events, and $1,000 collegiate scholarships for hundreds of FFA members; Ford, with local dealers such as Barber Brothers Ford, has awarded 6,590 scholarships since 1997.
The annual Relief Society Retreat for the Morgan, Utah Stake will be held Saturday, January 21st, at the Morgan Stake Center from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The theme of the retreat is “Forget Me Not,” taken from a conference talk by President Uchtdorf.
Thank you to the Christmas elves who were kind and thoughtful enough to leave lotion, hand soap and a Christmas towel on my doorstep. Also, to the individual who left a lighted, decorated wooden tree at my door. I’m sorry I was not at home so that I could thank you in person.
Elder Matthew Brent Dicou has been called to serve in the Lyon France Mission. He will report to the MTC in Provo on Wednesday, Jan. 25. He is the son of Brent and Laylene Dicou and the late Trishelle Dicou. Elder Dicou will be speaking at the Porterville Church on Jan. 15 at 9am.
Communities and other law enforcers across the state mourn the loss of one of the police officers that died in a shooting that happened in Ogden earlier last week. The officer, Jared Francom (who was shot and killed in the tragic 6 officer shooting in Ogden) parents were originally from Morgan.
In January 1862 An act of the Utah Territorial Legislative Assembly established/defined the boundary of Morgan County. Morgan County was blessed with an abundance of natural resources. The acreage also became an essential piece of real estate for services making their route to the west coast. These included the telegraph, railroad and future utilities that would eventually traverse Weber Canyon.
To help promote child safety, MetLife of Morgan, in partnership with MetLife Auto & Home® and the National Association of Insurance Women, International (NAIW), are offering parents a unique child seat safety sticker, called TIKE, or “Toddler Information Kept for Emergencies.”
The students at Mountain Green Elementary presented a wonderful Christmas program this year before the Christmas break. Each grade performed several Christmas songs that were entertaining and enjoyable to listen to. There was a huge show of support by parents and community members who came to hear the students sing and share the Christmas spirit. Pictured are the Kindergarten students performing their songs.
A clear glass lies atop the counter. A young child fills the glass to the half-point mark with water. Is the glass half full or is it half empty? The answer could very well depend on the respondent’s attitude.
There are many online blogs relating to family history, but one of the best is Eastman’s Online Genealogical Newsletter (EOGN) which is located at blog.eogn.com . Dick Eastman, who writes the blog, has long been one of the best voices in what is happening in the family history world. He attends all of the major conferences, and covers news from all of the major genealogical players. He also writes about technology. His practical approach to technology is a great addition to those who follow the newsletter and have an interest in learning how to use technology in their lives and to pursue family history.
In a close, four to three, vote Tina Kelley was re-elected as Morgan County council chair. The discussion to select a new chair opened with Member Ned Mecham nominating Don Mathews for the position. Member Kilmer seconded it. Member Nelson raised concerns about Member Mathews travel schedule. Mathews has attended meetings by phone several times over the past year as his work has required travel. Member Mathews indicated that his schedule is changing and he would be present at all but one meeting in the next year. Nelson also expressed concern about whether Mathews had time to serve the hours necessary to fulfill the duties of council chair. Member Nelson nominated Council Chair Tina Kelley for a second term. The council then voted and Kelley was re-elected to serve a second term by the narrow margin. Member Mathews was voted in as Vice Chair of the Council unanimously.
Producers in Utah have been concerned about the lack of snowfall during the month of December. It was one of the driest Decembers on record. Northern Utah producers were also faced with strong winds the first part of the month which caused damage to various buildings and property.