RICHMOND—The draft horse pull and open horse show that are usually held during Richmond’s Black and White Days celebration will be held this Saturday, June 18, in the field behind LD’s Café. Organizers have draft horse teams entered from throughout the northwest and Canada.
A Smithfield police officer received a traffic citation Saturday after an accident that caused heavy damage to his patrol car and another vehicle.
Yesterday, a six year old girl fell into Summit Creek at Mack Park. She was immediately swept down stream by the swift water. Fortunately, she was able was able to pull herself from the water a block away from where she fell in. Her parents were close by, but the water flow is fast and powerful. She suffered mild hypothermia.
The Sky View high school honor roll for the third trimester of 2010-2011.
After some consideration, the Smithfield City Council approved of Ordinance 11-08 Thursday night, which allowed the annexation of a 10.10 acre plot of land East of Lee’s. They also approved a resolution amending the fiscal year 2010-2011 budget for Smithfield City.
CACHE COUNTY—A new mosquito season has begun. Cache Mosquito Abatement District (CMAD) workers are checking areas of standing water for mosquito larvae and are finding high numbers present. Larvacide is being applied to attack the mosquitoes before they become airborne.
The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday evening to consider: planning commission appointment, public hearing for 10 acre annexation request (near Lee’s Marketplace), public hearing for final 2010-2011 budget, report on health days, appoint youth council advisors. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at city hall (96 S Main) on June 8, 2011. It is open to the public.
On the surface, a week in the life of Josh Bennion seems typical of a student. The Sky View High School senior stays busy doing homework, reading the news, and making time to hang out with friends. However, during the school year Bennion’s week really begins on Thursday night, when the nationally recognized debater starts cramming case studies, trying to his lead team to a tenth straight state championship.
Fans of Sky View wrestling will see a familiar face at the helm of the program next year when newly appointed head coach Bardett Bagley takes over the program.
Four hundred and sixty three Sky View graduates marched through the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Tuesday night in celebration of being the graduating class of 2011. Hundreds of families and friends flocked to Utah State’s campus to watch the ceremony, which began with the March of the Graduates, conducted by Principal Dave Swenson.
LA JUNTA, Colo. — Aubry Boehme, a 6’0" post player for the Otero Junior College women’s basketball team has been selected to play in the 2011 NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association’s All Star game. Boehme, from Smithfield, Utah, is one of 40 players selected from throughout the United States. The games will be played July 9-10 on the campus of Pensacola State College in Florida.
Sky View High School football announces two camps that will be held for youth football participants. Details on costs, sign up information, and required forms can be found below.
Behind the legs of Brady Martin, the Sky View boy’s track & field team led by Head Coach Jim Walker captured first place at the state meet last Friday.
The Cache County school board spoke to a full house Thursday night as they handed out yearly awards at their monthly meeting. The School teacher of the Year award was given to 6 teachers who according to the school board, have not only gone above and beyond in teaching, but have strived to leave a mark on their respective schools. The awards were presented to Kandyce Barber, Heritage Elementary School; Wanda Banham, Willow Valley Middle school; Robert Stewart, White Pine Middle School; Shellie Healy, Birch Creek Elementary; Laurie Baldwin, Cedar Ridge Middle School; Lance Robbins, Spring Creek Middle School.
Sky View High School today named long time Lewiston resident Kimber Hall as the new Head Coach for Girls Basketball. Kimber Hall is a brother to Athletic Director Jan Hall. Kimber Hall the owner of Hall’s store in Lewiston comes from a rich sports background. Hall set and holds many records as a member of the Smithfield Blue Sox.
On Tuesday May 17th the Sky View High School String Orchestra and Concert Choir entertained a small group of family members, fellow students, and friends in one of their final performances of the year. In a beautiful mix of orchestral music and vocal pageantry those in attendance at Tuesday’s concert were treated to a wonderful performance that showcased the amazing talent of these students.
After a morning spent in the sun watching the parade trickle past, Smithfield City celebrated Health Days on the Forrester Acre Sports Complex Saturday with inflatable games, rock walls, booths, food and singing. Booths and games were up from 11:00 to 4:00 Saturday, in which time residents valley-wide gathered to celebrate health and wellness.
The boy clutched his father’s hand and eyed the gate wearily. Bangs and rattles echoed from the metal as the dirty, matted animal inside tried forcing the fence down. The child was getting nervous, sweat pouring from his head. As he was lead inside and placed carefully on top of the sheep, his hands gripped the wool on its chest tightly and he took a deep breath. Then the gate fell, the sheep bolted, and the boy squealed happily as the animal shot across the arena. He was now a mutton buster.
Photos from the 2011 Health Days Mountain Bike Challenge. Photos by Councilwoman Kris Monson.
Jason Turner wrote a wonderful story for the Herald Journal about Yabitse Wells, a Sky View junior who went to the State Track and Field tournament. Yabitse has come a long way from an orphanage in Ethiopia.
The Sky View Debate Team, school teachers of the year, and classified employees of the year will be recognized by the Cache County School Board in their regular meeting this Thursday evening. Also on the agenda for consideration: 2011-12 school improvement plan, trustland plans, professional development days request, budget reports, discussion over the Logan/Cache district boundaries.
Images from the 2011 Health Day Parade with hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators.
It’s been a wild off season for members of the Sky View coaching ranks, and Sky View has as many holes right now in that area as a block of Swiss Cheese.
Canyon Road is closed from 400 East to 1300 East. The creek is running over the road at 1250 East. “It was about [midnight] when the culvert plugged up and water started running down the road,” said Bill Sinykin who lives right by the overflowing creek. “They came and sandbagged it about one, I believe.”
The Herald Journal is reporting that Doyle Geddes has stepped down as the boys soccer coach. He will continue to coach the girls soccer team. Read the whole story, End of an era at Sky View at the Herald Journal
Jordan Larsen was dressed in rags, stumbling through the dunes of an Arabian desert to find clay to sell at the market. Suddenly he heard the sound of dozens of horses and leapt behind a small rock to hide. To his amazement, forty thieves dressed in black stopped before a large boulder nearby, and with the magic words “Open sesame!” the story of Ali Baba, presented by the Smithfield Youth Theater, unfolded on Sky View’s stage for all to see.
SMITHFIELD—With temperatures set to rise significantly in the coming weeks, flooding was a primary concern at the Smithfield City Council meeting Wednesday night. With the rise of Summit Creek after rainy weather last week, and springs west of town haven’t been existent in more than 30 years coming alive again, Mayor Darrell Simmons said city crews have been preparing day and night, and that the they are well prepared for what may come.
Sky View High School has announced the students of the month for April 2011. Students are chosen for their citizenship, involvement in extra curricular activities, and excellent school work.
In spite of the rain, Smithfield Health Days 2011 are underway. The forecast for the big events this weekend is warm and sunny. It looks like it will be a fantastic day of fun if the creek, literally, doesn’t rise. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday evening to consider: tentative budget for 2011-12, public hearing over change in parking & loading zone ordinance, franchise agreement with Questar Gas, storm water report. The council meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at city hall (96 South Main). It is open to the public.
The Smithfield City Council meets tonight to discuss the 2011-12 city budget. Then tomorrow they will hold their regular meeting to consider: annexation request from Lowell and Nanette King, update to “Alcohol Offenses” criminal code, inter-local agreement with Cache County for road repairs.
RICHMOND—The first in a series of water rate hikes will start as early as July, due to the city’s proposed $5.14 million water improvement project that includes a new 2 million-gallon water tank, City Council members said at Tuesday’s meeting.
The parking lot was full Saturday morning, cars backed down every road. Volunteers scattered candy and eggs across the grass methodically as families exited their vehicles and gathered in the center of Mack Park.
It’s another big meeting planned for the Cache County School Board. For their regular meeting on Thursday evening the board plans to consider: Sky View school clubs, Intech High trustlands, 2011-12 school fees. They will also hear reports covering the budget status, property, core curriculum and more. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the district technology center (2035 N 1200 E).
Please accept my most heart-felt thanks for the outstanding coverage you give to all Sky View athletes, and in particular, my son Casey. The Smithfield Sun had the best stories, most accurate accounts, and by far the most outstanding photography.
It took just over 3 hours in perhaps one of the longest Cache County School District (CCSD) board meetings in history the district detailed its financial obligations and future needs. After presenting its case the CCSD made a recommendation for a modest increase to property taxes to enable the district to provide much needed maintenance and upkeep of existing facilities, busses, and more.
Sky View High School has announced the March 2011 Students of the Month. For adhering to the schools program of RCK, Relationships, Character, & Knowledge also known as the RoCK program. RoCK principles include high academic achievement, involvement in extra curricular activities at the school, possessing good character, and demonstrating preparation for the next step in life after high school.
“Buildings, Budgets & Levies” are the main subject for Thursday’s planned school board meeting. Also planned for the study session: Intech trustland plans, cell phone tower lease, academic results, graduation assignments, lighthouse institute study. The Cache County School Board meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the district technology center (2035 N 1200 E).
On March 19th the Sky View Booster Club held a fund raising auction that raised nearly $20,000 to support the activities of the Booster Club and the athletic programs at Sky View.
High school basketball season is all wrapped up, shoes are stowed, uniforms are laundered and put away waiting for next year, and all that is left to do is give out awards. Several Sky View players were honored this year for their on-court contributions.
NORTH LOGAN—Fire Chief Jon Keller told the City Council that his hope for the coming year is to give his 36 firefighters a raise to $8 per hour. Although each firefighter receives an additional 25 cents per hour for every certification they have, their base pay is only $7.25 per hour, he said. One firefighter who has been with the department for 15 years only makes $10.25 per hour.
In a shocking development after a very successful season and having devoted many years as the Sky View Girls Head Basketball Coach, Paul Hansen announced on Friday, April 8th that he was relinquishing his coaching duties. Hansen cited a difference of opinion on the direction of the program between the coaching staff and administration as a contributing factor in his decision.
The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday evening to discuss the 2011-2012 budget for Enterprise Funds — sewer, water, storm water, golf course. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at city hall. It is open to the public.
The faculty and students that are part of “Encore” at Sky View have been working for months preparing a presentation that will showcase limitless talent. Led by Karen Tuescher, the Encore group has been polishing this year’s show and will be taking the stage four nights this week to entertain those who will be attending the show.
Sky View has announced the February Students of the Month. Students recognized for their contributions to the school in the form of excellent citizenship, good school work, and the help that they offer to the school are:
SMITHFIELD — Mayor Darrel G. Simmons and the City Council declared the month of April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month at a council meeting Mar. 23.
The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday to consider: declaring April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month”, annexation petition, amendment to Stone Haven PUD, ongoing education reimbursement for police officer, awarding bids for police station furniture. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at city hall (96 S Main) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
HYDE PARK — After June 30, Hyde Park residents will no longer have free use of the North Logan Library.
Just a spoonful of spaghetti sauce makes impaired vision rates go down in countries around the equator, or, at least, a six dollar spaghetti meal served by Lion’s Club members does.
The Sky View high school honor roll for the second trimester of 2010-2011.