RICHMOND — Chris Purser hefts a bulky black binder onto her desk and begins shuffling through the yellowed pages pointing out the locations of various graves. “It’s a very primitive system,” says Purser, who is secretary of the city’s cemetery board.
LOGAN — The Cache County Planning and Zoning Commission reached no conclusion Thursday night concerning a conditional use permit for a proposed ski resort in Richmond.
RICHMOND — The teenagers in this rural city may soon have an alternative to playing video games after school, if all goes according to plan for Richmond resident Paula Gilbert.
It looks like a fairly standard meeting for the Cache County School Board this Thursday. On the agenda for consideration: approval of mission statement, approval of code of conduct for board members, modification of Millville Elementary Improving Plan, SHARP survey data. Also they will hear reports on student mental health services, media, budgets, the 2012-2013 calendar.
On November 25, 2011, Justin Collett, a 30 year old Smithfield resident was arrested by Smithfield City Police for 2nd degree felony child abuse and booked into Cache County Detention Facility. According to information provided by SCPD Detective Sergeant Nick Hidalgo, Mr. Collett’s 16 day old baby was taken to Primary Children’s Hospital on November 24, 2011 due to severe trauma to the infant’s skull and brain. Medical personnel at the Logan Regional Hospital and the Primary Children’s Hospital informed Sgt. Hidalgo that the nature of injuries sustained by the infant were believed to be non-accidental.
The Smithfield Recreation 2011 Turkey Trot went off with a bang despite freezing temperatures and icy roads. When the storm hit the day before, the rec center decided to go ahead with the race, but expected many runners to not show up. It was just the opposite. All but 11 runners picked up their race packets, and they had many day-of-race registrations.
The Lady Bobcats played a great game against the Bountiful Brave’s. The first half was dominated with tough defense by both teams, but the Bobcats came out hard in the 3rd with a 20 to 6 quarter to blow out the game. The Lady Bobcats finished the game 56-40.
“Two quick-witted and sharp debaters from Sky View High School placed second and fourth at the Utah State Senate Youth Program debate last week, earning one of them a trip to Washington, D.C., to possibly see the president.”
The Night of Giving was a sellout crowd this year with 214 people attending. We had to add a silent auction this year because of all the generous donations. There were 25 items up for silent auction plus all the trees and gifts donated for the live auction. This year Jared Parker and his dad Lane Parker kept everyone on their toes as the bids were flying. The Parker’s donated their services as well.
Smithfield has agreed to join the canal reconstruction project. Last night the Smithfield City Council voted unanimously to sign the cost participation agreement to rebuild the upper and middle canals. Smithfield will pay 15 percent of the project — up to $387,000.
The Cache County School Board meets tonight to consider the Code of Conduct for School Board Members, the board mission statement, SHARP survey data, student mental health services presentation, Millville Elementary improvement plan, budget status report. They will also honor six teachers with “School Teachers of the Year” awards.
RICHMOND — The City Council passed the city’s first-ever ordinance regulating the licensing of sexually oriented businesses and employees at its meeting Tuesday.
Smithfield, Utah was voted the Best Place to Raise Kids in Utah by Bloomberg Businessweek. Their 6th annual report of best places said that Smithfield had “good schools, plentiful parks, and many fun events throughout the year.”
They say there are two things in life that you can count on, death and taxes. Well it turns out there is another thing you can count on, and that is if you attend a dramatic production at Sky View High School . . . you will never leave disappointed! This year’s variety show put on by the Sky High Players was an entertaining mix that lived up to what we have come to expect from a Sky View show.
HYDE PARK- A 32-year relationship between Hyde Park and North Logan police forces will remain intact, as of Wednesday night’s City Council meeting.
Dennis Watkins is returning to the Smithfield City Council. He received the most votes (637) and will be joined by incumbent Brent Buttars (552 votes) and new councilman Jeffrey Barnes (438 votes).
Two public hearings are planned for Wednesday’s city council meeting. The first is a request by Kristi Witherspoon to change property from agricultural to single family. The second is a hearing over various changes to the zoning ordinance. Also on the agenda for discussion: the cost participation agreement for the Cache Emergency Watershed Project and the storm drainage and flood control agreement for the canals.
Election day is tomorrow. Polls open at 7 a.m. with two voting locations — the fire station for residents west of the highway and the Civic Center (the old armory) for residents east of the highway. Five of the six Smithfield City Council candidates filled out questionnaires which we published here. Click the links below to review their questionnaires. Polls close at 8 p.m. so get out early and vote.
SMITHFIELD — Casey’s Barber Shop has been a fixture on Main Street since 1973, but the barber is not named Casey. Seventy-seven-year-old Kendall Corbridge is the longtime owner of Casey’s Barber Shop. Corbridge has gone by Casey since he was young. He is a proud St. Louis Cardinals fan, but he is not a fan of the Beatles.
Sara Scott answers to the Smithfield Sun questionnaire.
HYDE PARK — A 32-year relationship between Hyde Park and North Logan police forces may be on the chopping block next week.
Brent Buttars answers to the Smithfield Sun questionnaire.
On Friday, October 28th, 2011 the Sky View Marching Band competed against 13 other Open Class bands at the Red Rocks Invitational and against 32 bands on Saturday, October 29th in the Bands of America 2011 Regional Championships both held at St. George in Dixie University’s Hansen Stadium.
Jeffrey Barnes answers the Smithfield Sun questionnaire for Smithfield City Council candidates.
RICHMOND — The Planning and Zoning Commission refused to grant a building variance at their meeting Tuesday to a man who wants to build a two-car garage on his property.
The 5th Annual Night of Giving is scheduled for November 19, 2011 at Sky View High School from 6:00-9:00 p.m. We invite the community to join with us in this evening of great food, Entertainment and a Christmas Tree/Gift Package auction.
Dennis Watkins answers the Smithfield Sun questionnaire for Smithfield City Council candidates.
The Cache County School Board meets Thursday evening to discuss: Utah consolidated plan, PIO Media Specialist, education online report, and the core curriculum report. This meeting is a study session so no action will be taken.
We sent a questionnaire to the six Smithfield City Council candidates. With election day approaching fast (Tuesday, November 8) we will publish their responses in the order we receive them. Our first candidate is Brooks Hansen.
SMITHFIELD — First Lt. Earl Simmons presented the City Council on Wednesday with a proposal to participate in a Community Covenant program. The program is set up to help the community show support for military families. The program focuses mostly on families that have a member deployed on active duty, but they are also open to past and inactive military members.
NORTH LOGAN – One couple can sleep peacefully, knowing their tenants have been granted legal rights to occupy their home after Thursday’s North Logan Planning Commission meeting.
NORTH LOGAN – Passage of an ordinance to change regulations for feral animal euthanization and a committee report concerning traffic safety issues were both discussed at the City Council meeting Wednesday.
At the beginning of the season the Sky View Bobcat football team was picked to finish last in the region. Against all odds and as the underdogs in most every game this season the Bobcats battled to a second place tie in the region. Friday night this Band of Brothers came together and battled for four quarters, and when the final buzzer blared they were on the losing end of the score, but never gave up, they fought to the end.
On Wednesday, October 26th, United States Senator Orrin Hatch will host two separate town hall events with the Utah State University College Republicans and the Cache County Republican Party. These town hall style events are free and open to the public. Senator Hatch will make a few remarks and then take the rest of the time to answer questions from the audience.
Sky View traveled to Hillcrest High School in Midvale for a mid-week game and got things done on the ground and in the air, Putting up a shutout against the Huskies the Bobcats scored twice on the ground and five times through the air in a 49-0 route. Sky View closed out the season on a positive note heading into next weeks playoff game against Skyline.
RICHMOND—Sewers dominated the discussion at the City Council meeting Tuesday. A resident expressed concerns about high sewer rates and an engineer warned of possible sewage problems and presented remedies.
In 2011, the Sky View Marching Band is performing music by Blue Man Group, Dave Brubeck and Frank Tichelli. The 2011 show features an authentic novelty instrument called a Tubulum which was handmade from more than 200 feet of PVC pipe.
On September 29th, the Smithfield Police Department opened its doors to the public to tour their new facility located directly east of the new city office building.
Sky View High School has selected the Students of Month for September 2011. Chosen for their excellent citizenship, scholarly activities and involvement in school and extra curricular activities the students honored were:
Last minute tragedy was averted Friday night as a late Nick Carver fumble was reversed when Cole Bangerter intercepted a Bonneville pass on the next play to seal the Lakers’ fate and solidify the Bobcat win. The victory puts Sky View in a tie at the region level with Mountain Crest after the Mustangs fell to the Royals on Friday night. An overtime victory by Olympus will have Sky View matched up against Skyline in the first round of the playoffs.
RICHMOND-Cold temperatures and drizzling rain Thursday could not stop intrepid Park Elementary students from participating in Walk to School Day.
The councils of Logan, North Logan, Hyde Park, Cache County, and Smithfield will meet tomorrow evening to discuss the Logan and Northern Canal Reconstruction Project. This is an important meeting of all vested parties in rebuilding the canal.
NORTH LOGAN — Students enrolled at Cache County high schools looking to take free online classes though the district next year may find themselves out of luck.
HYDE PARK—A plan nearly three years in the making may finally see daylight at the start of 2012.
The Sky View Bobcats invited the Roy Royals to town on Friday night and the Bobcats came up victorious; scoring over and over on the turnovers forced by the defense. When the night was over Sky View was crowned the victors beating Roy with a score of 6-to-30. With the victory Sky View moves to 3-5-0 on the season (2-2-0 Region).
Sky View Encore is hosting Sky View Idol on Wednesday, October 12 at 7 pm in the Sky View Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each and all proceeds from the event will help support Encore, Sky View High School’s fantastic show choir. The finest singers at Sky View vied for a spot in the show. Sixteen finalists were selected.
The Sky View Marching band will be playing during tonight’s football game (at halftime). The band has a busy schedule for october including a band invitational at USU on October 15 and a trip to St. George for the regional band competition at Dixie College.
The Sky View Bobcats made a short trip to Logan on Friday night, for a trip that in hindsight they may wish they had not made. The offense struggled to get things going on the ground and in the air, while the defense did not have many answers for the Grizzly offense behind DJ Nelson’s arm and ground game. After a 7-67 loss the Bobcats will need to go back to the drawing board and get ready for next week’s game against Roy.
SMITHFIELD — Parking will now be restricted on Summit Drive on weekdays, after a Wednesday night City Council vote. The council voted 4-1 to ban parking on either side of the street on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking will be allowed on weekends and holidays.
RICHMOND — Most people would cringe at the thought of enjoying a hamburger where a casket once stood; however, the patrons at L.D.’s Cafe do not seem to mind.