Washington—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation introduced by Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01), H.R. 3767, to rename the United States Postal Service facility located at 170 North Main Street in Smithfield, Utah as the “W. Hazen Hillyard Post Office Building.” W. Hazen Hillyard was Postmaster in Smithfield, Utah for 29 years (1934 – 1963.)
SMITHFIELD—What do turkey bowling, flying monkeys and heavy handbags have in common? The Lee’s Marketplace Holiday Food Show. The event was filled with free samples, crazy games, and a lot of holiday food ideas.
Cartoons and classics, movies and patriotism shared the stage Thursday night as the Sky View Concert Band and Symphonic Band performed for a large audience. Each band played two songs and then combined together to perform two songs in honor of Veterans Day.
The Sky View administration will be holding Cottage Meetings throughout the community. A Cottage Meeting is an informal get together with no formal agenda. It’s a chance to meet the Sky View administrators and to chat about your thoughts, ideas, concerns.
SMITHFIELD—City Council voted Wednesday to renew the city’s franchise agreement with Comcast for an additional 10 years. The previous contract was for 15 years, but this time around the council felt a shorter contract would be in the city’s best interest.
In the choir room, Tuesday night, John Caldwell is trying to get his 93-student choir organized so they can squeeze onto the small stand that will be set up on the stage. The process is somewhat chaotic, but they are making progress. Meanwhile the orchestra is warming up in the auditorium — the sound of musicians noodling on their instruments comes wafting down the hall. Eventually Caldwell gets everyone sorted and they move into the concert hall, not to the stage but to their seats — it’s not their turn, yet.
The Smithfield City Council meets tonight to consider: approval of plat for Ridgeview subdivision, canvass votes from election, franchise agreement with Comcast, and proclamation to honor a Smithfield citizen. The council meets at 6:30 p.m. at city hall (69 N Main St).
SMITHFIELD—Colorful flower arrangements, antiques and locally made crafts are just some of the things you’ll see as you walk into Every Bloomin’ Thing. This isn’t your typical floral shop.
The Cache County School Board met for a study session last night. The meeting was well attended by patrons and members of the school district. Each member of the school board was in attendance, as well as the business administrator and the superintendant.
RICHMOND—The recently completed wastewater treatment plant will be officially introduced to the public tonight, as the city kicks off a two-day open house at the plant.
LOGAN—Smithfield resident Joshua Lee Thalman, 28, pleaded guilty Nov. 3 in 1st District Court to three misdemeanors in a domestic violence case. He will be sentenced Nov. 30 at 9 a.m.
City election results are in. Darrell Simmons is the new mayor of Smithfield. Kris Monson held onto her council seat with Barbara Scholes Kent joining the council.
SMITHFIELD—Citizens gathered Wednesday evening to hear the platforms and opinions of candidates running for mayor and two city council seats. Candidates started the night off by giving a two minute personal introduction, followed by a two-minute platform statement, a question-and-answer period and a quick closing statement.
Summit Elementary’s first ever ‘Race for the Summit’ run-a-thon turned out to be a successful fundraiser, raising $10,000 for the school. Becky Neilson, head of fundraising for the PTA, came up with the idea. Neilson said she decided to try it after her niece in Alabama told her of her success with it.
Emotions ran high Thursday night as Cache Valley rivals Mountain Crest and Sky View met on the gridiron in Smithfield for each team’s final regular season football game of 2009.The game remained close through the first half, but Bobcat mistakes and a powerful Mustang offense allowed Mountain Crest to pull away in the second half, and the Mustangs vacated the field as the victors, defeating the Bobcats 38-17. The 4A top-ranked Mustangs took advantage of multiple Sky View penalties and turnovers to put points on the scoreboard.
RICHMOND—A group of former and current members of the community will gather tonight for what they hope will be the first step in the recreation of Richmond Fort. Settlers first arrived in Richmond in the summer of 1859, establishing Richmond Fort the following spring.
SMITHFIELD — After many questions and a few adjustments, the City Council approved a preliminary plan for Stone Haven planned unit development, from 50 to 180 East and 600 to 800 South. Ryan Rogers, an agent for North Ridge Development, presented the plan and explained exactly what was in store for the development.
RICHMOND — The Richmond Library began a weeklong celebration Tuesday, commemorating its 95th anniversary.
SMITHFIELD — Somebody’s Attic thrift store is not only full of bargains, but ways to help out the community. The store is completely non-profit and all proceeds go to help fund community outreach programs and provide clothing and other goods to those in need.
RICHMOND — Lyle Bair was appointed the new chief of the Richmond Fire and Rescue Department recently, filling the vacancy left by former chief Bob Hugo.
SMITHFIELD—Anxious Sky View fans looked on Friday night as the visiting Ogden Tigers took a 14-7 lead early in the second half after Ogden quarterback Nik Allred connected with wide receiver Kel Robbins on a 66-yard touchdown pass. With both teams struggling to score points in the first half, the Bobcats 4-game winning streak appeared to be in jeopardy. That’s when Sky View reeled off 33 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Tigers convincingly, 40-20.
LOGAN—Dave South didn’t start out trying to reinvent the newspaper business. South, a Utah State University alumnus and founder of Neotribune, a Texas online news service created to provide in-depth news coverage for small communities, was just doing something he enjoyed.
SMITHFIELD — Warm-weather time is winding down for outdoor enthusiasts in Cache Valley, but if you’re still looking for one more fix Smithfield Canyon is a great place to start. With the leaves changing, not only is it a beautiful place to go, there’s a wide variety of things you can do there.
SMITHFIELD — After a public hearing Wednesday night, the City Council voted unanimously against the request for a rezone of property located at 200 South 600 West.
SMITHFIELD — The primary race is winding down for the seven candidates running for two open city council seats this election.