Cache Valley Lions members gathered on April 9 in the cozy Smithfield Lions lodge along with District Governor over the Northern Utah Lions, Bonnie Johnson, and other officials from the Lions board members. At this annual gathering awards were given and accomplishments celebrated. The Lions club concentrates on service, which was apparent in the awards.
SMITHFIELD—Teacher at the longest running home preschool in town, City Council member, and mother of six, Barbara Kent has been active in the community for more than 30 years.
SMITHFIELD—Green fields for baseball and softball, an equestrian park and outdoor batting cages are just a few features that Forrester Acres Park, home of the 120-year-old Smithfield Blue Sox, offers the community.
SMITHFIELD—The town’s 93-year-old Carnegie Library on Main Street is getting a $1.44 million two-story, 5,600-square-foot expansion.
Some of Cache Valley’s elite athletes are preparing hard for this year’s “Winter Wonderland” figure skating show. Please join the Cache Valley Figure Skating Club celebrating the season with holiday favorites. Performance is at the Eccles Ice Center (2825 N 200 E, North Logan, Utah) on December 7, 2013 at 7 PM. Admission is free, but canned goods for the food pantry appreciated. For more information call the Ice Center at 435-787-2288.
A Founders Day Celebration will be held on October 10, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Senior Citizens Center on Canyon Road. Featured Speaker will be DeLoy Hansen, former resident of Smithfield and owner of the RSL Soccer org. Four Sr. Citizens will be honored and they will tell of some of their early memories of Smithfield.
It is time to prune trees! The Smithfield City Tree Committee’s 2013 annual pruning demonstrations can give you the professional tips you need to properly care for your trees. There will be two outdoor workshops, the first specifically for pruning trees for fruit production, the second dealing with general tree health care and pruning. This is an excellent opportunity to learn techniques and have your tree questions answered by experienced professionals. Do come dressed warmly!
RICHMOND—Out of the box and into the bubbles, that’s where your donated eyeglasses go when they get into the hands of the Lions Club. Recently members of the Richmond club rolled up their sleeves to ready more than 300 pairs of glasses to be sent to Peru.
SMITHFIELD—They call him Miracle Man. After an extreme bicycling accident on July 7, Smithfield resident Scott Archibald feels blessed to be alive. Hit by a truck coming down Emigration Canyon, Archibald broke or bruised every bone and muscle in his body.
NORTH LOGAN–Jaylene Blair, head librarian at the North Logan City Library, wants everyone to know: Library classes and activities are free and available to everyone. Whether or not you are a North Logan resident, whether or not you possess a library card, the library’s facilities are open and available to the entirety of Cache Valley.
RICHMOND — Every old city has its stories and a rich array of heritage. Often hidden under the dust of years and forgotten by newer generations, these gems can be lost to us forever.
Smithfield, UT — The Smithfield Recreation Center is excited to announce their second annual half marathon and 5K. The event will take place on July 14, 2012 at the Rec Center, 315 E 600 S in Smithfield. Race time is at 6 a.m. on July 14th, starting and finishing at the Smithfield Rec Center.
Photos from Health Days 2012 in Smithfield, Utah.
LOGAN — Cherry Peak Ski Area moved forward Thursday when the Cache County Board of Adjustments supported the County Planning Commission’s approval of the ski resort’s conditional use permit.
We will be celebrating the spirit of the great Dr. Seuss and his contribution to children’s literacy by sharing stories, dressing up as our favorite book characters (Miss Karen is going to be Pete the Cat who will you be?) and taking home a birthday gift (a new book for your home library)!
It’s time for the Lions Club spaghetti dinner to raise funds for the Prevention of Blindness. This annual tradition is a favorite in Smithfield. Funds raised help the Lions Club bring eye care services to emerging countries all over the world.
RICHMOND — Members of the City Council are protecting their water supply by allowing the proposed Cherry Peak Ski Area to tap into the Richmond sewer system.
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 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.
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.
A few blocks east of the city office sits a conservative home, with a nicely landscaped and well kept yard. Inside lives a man who has spent his life serving the community and making life better for the residents of Utah. Oh, and if you stop by you’ll most likely leave with a new friend and a few new jokes to tell as well.
A native of Wellsville, Utah, Earl Lindley now lives a simple life. He wakes up just like any other man, has 24 grandchildren, and goes on vacation with his family. He lives in a nice home with his wife Marilyn on the outskirts of Smithfield and is active in his community.
A good turnout for the inaugural running of the “Not Yo’ Momma’s Half Marathon and 5K” saw a brother and sister team win the 5K and a couple of experienced runners take the top spots in the Half Marathon.
RICHMOND—Lunging and pulling into their harnesses, sometimes even going to their knees, the teams that competed Saturday night knew they were being watched and loved it. Starting at 7, the Horse Pulling Contest, a part of Richmond’s 96th Black and White Days Annual Horse Show, had a large turn out with teams traveling from all over to compete.
The first ever Not Yo’ Mama’s Half Marathon and 5K starts at 6 a.m. on July 16. The half marathon course includes gorgeous views of Cache Valley, Smithfield’s East Bench, Birch Creek Golf Course, Mack Park and Smithfield Canyon. Sponsored by Smithfield Recreation and Runners North, the run will hopefully become an annual event. The cost is only $35 for the half marathon and $20 for the 5K. Starting July 1 the cost rises to $50 for the half marathon and $35 for the 5K. So register now at www.smithfieldrecreation.com
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.
Images from the 2011 Health Day Parade with hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Seuss’s birthday was on March 2, and local children celebrated it with a half hour of reading, dancing, and singing at Smithfield’s youth center.
HYDE PARK—Brett and Zellene Allred wanted to find a way to give back to the community that supported them through the death of their son, Michael, who was killed in a suicide car bombing in Fallujah, Iraq, on Sept. 6, 2004. So, in 2006, they created the Lance Corporal Michael J. Allred Scholarship Foundation in Michael’s memory.
RICHMOND — Thanks to fifth-grade teachers Carolyn Butterfield and Lynette Dent, Park Elementary students are learning first-hand the rewards of service — and involving the whole community.
The Eccles Ice Center’s next session of Learn to Skate — figure, hockey and speedskating — begins February 22nd and 24th. These are six week sessions and the cost is only $45 including skates, with a family discount available. There are classes for all ages and abilities. The Eccles Ice Center is located at 2825 N 200 E in North Logan.
Join Family Night at the Eccles Ice Center on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45pm where up to 8 people can skate for only $30, including skates. Call 752-1170 for an updated, daily schedule as times are subject to change. For more information call 787-2288. The Eccles Ice Center is located at 2825 N 200 E in North Logan.
Attention all senior citizens 70 years or older (or if your spouse is 70 or older) you are invited to attend the Smithfield City Senior’s Ball on November 6th. Come for an elegant evening of dinner, music and dancing.
SMITHFIELD—Ten years ago Smithfield was given the gift that keeps on giving. The community recreation center opened and has expanded to include many classes and programs as well as a modern facility to help citizens stay fit.
NORTH LOGAN—The annual Pumpkin Walk brings over 50,000 people to North Logan every year said Allan Luce, Director of Parks and Recreation.
HYDE PARK—The Lions Club met Thursday night to discuss ways to better their community such as park construction and management, upcoming Eagle Scout projects, and eyeglasses for local citizens.
The End is Near! Well, the end of the 2010 Harvest Market anyway. The Richmond Harvest Market at Rockhill is winding down for the year. The last day of the market will be Saturday, October 16th, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 563 South State Street in Richmond.
Students and teachers of Summit, Sunrise and — the new — Birch Creek elementary schools raised $26,000 for their schools at the Tri-School Trot Fundraiser held on Friday, September 17. Around 1,600 students participated in running laps at the Sky View high school track. Donors pledged funds to the schools for each lap ran by the students.
“SMITHFIELD — Some residents who live on Summit Drive say they’re taking steps to get drivers’ attention before an accident brings the narrow street into the spotlight.” — Matthew K. Jensen
SMITHFIELD—Somebody’s Attic thrift store provides a glimpse into a community that loves to give. The merchandise is all donated, the employees are all volunteers and all of the profit goes to benefit local charities like Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency (CAPSA).
One more day left to sign up for the First Annual Richard Hansen Memorial Golf Tournament. Proceeds to benefit the Smithfield Blue Sox. The four-person scramble tournament starts at 8 a.m. an Friday, July 23 at the Birch Creek Golf Course.
Tucked a little way from State Street with the beautiful backdrop of mid-western barns is the home of the renowned Rockhill Cheese Creamery and Richmond, Utah’s newest summer event — the Harvest Market. At two years old, it is a small town attraction that allows visitors to learn about the creation of Rockhill cheeses and buy farm and garden produce, all with country and bluegrass music and a relaxing, rural feel.
Long time Smithfield resident Don Williams was honored this week after reaching a significant milestone of serving 50 years as a member of the Smithfield Lions Club. Don and his wife Mary Alice, who have been married for 62 Years, and have lived in Smithfield for 46 Years. He joined the Lions in 1959 and has enjoyed active membership and public service throughout. Don served as President of the Lions in 1972-73, and again in 1987-88. The district governor of Utah came to Smithfield in part, to make the award to Don and recognize his years of service.
Health Days 2010 was a huge success. The Health Days Fun Run, for example, had 672 runners this year. That’s up from 504 last year. A far cry from the 34 that signed up the first year in 1997. The golf tournament raised over $4000 for Sunrise Elementary and over $1000 for the Library. Brooke Snow and her students took hundreds, even thousands of photographs and posted them online. The results of the Fun Run are also online. We’ve posted links to these websites. If you have other links, photos or other information you’d like to add, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org.