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Cache Valley Lions Gather to Roaring Applause

Image: Tom Karren, zone chairman of the Lions, presenting recognition award to Richard Criddle.

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.

Encore Spring Show

Celebrate good times, come on! Sky View High School’s Encore Performing Group proudly presents their spring show—Celebrate! Come and enjoy song and dance numbers from all of your favorite eras including classic favorites like ‘Joint is Jumpin,’ ‘Love is Here to Stay,’ ‘Route 66,’ and ‘Rock and Roll is Here to Stay,’ as well as contemporary hits including ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Forget You,’ and ’You’ll Be in My Heart.’ Fun for the whole family!

Agenda: Carnival rides for Health Days


The Smithfield City Council meets Wednesday evening in their regular meeting to consider: carnival rides at Health Days, retrofitting lighting at city buildings, disbanding HOA for Three Creeks Subdivision, public hearing for mid-cycle budget amendment, selecting Mayor Pro Tempore.

Event: “Winter Wonderland” Ice Show


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.

Smithfield Library needs your help

Would you or someone you know use the Smithfield Library more if we could access it more easily, that is push a stroller in or park off street and walk right in with several kids any time of year? Tonight at 6 PM a very important Public Hearing is being held in the City offices (96 South Main) to approve the Library project funding.

Agenda: Library expansion and renovation hearing

Image: Smithfield City Council meeting agenda for October 23, 2013

There is a public hearing over the proposed bonds to expand the Smithfield library. The hearing is part of the regular Smithfield City Council meeting that begins at 6 PM at city hall (96 S Main, Smithfield, Utah). Also on the agenda for consideration: approval for phase 7 of the Smithfield Ridges Planned Unit Development, discussion of the water conservation plan, discussion on street funding.

Bobcats rally with two back to back victories

After a disappointing loss to region foe and valley rival Logan, Sky View recorded a pair of key region wins. The Bobcats won a hard fought battle two weeks ago against the Box Elder Bees with a 28-23 victory in a Thursday night game. They followed that up this week with a pre-UEA weekend drubbing of the Ogden High Tigers by posting a 52-0 Wednesday night win.

Smithfield aftermath: Neighbors speak out about dogs

SMITHFIELD — After an unsuccessful attempt to get a kennel permit from either the Planning and Zoning Commission or the City Council, Chris Biggs says he is being treated unjustly and will appeal to civil court. However, his neighbors say the reason his permit keeps getting denied is because Biggs doesn’t have the ability or the willpower to maintain the dogs that already live with him.

‘Dog days’ continue at Smithfield City Council

SMITHFIELD — The City Council met Wednesday for several public hearings, most of which had been discussed at the Planning and Zoning Commission the week before. Resident Chris Biggs requested a permit for a dog kennel at his home so he could own up to three dogs. The permit had previously been denied by planning and zoning commission.

Event: Smithfield Founders Day Celebration, Oct 10

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.

Event: SV & MC marching bands perform Monday night


The SV and MC Marching bands will be performing their 2013 shows at the Marching Band Family Night — Monday at 7:30 PM. The Sky View show is titled “Rhythm of the Rain Forest.” The Mountain Crest show is titled “Immortals.” The community is invited to attend this event to help friends and families of these talented and hardworking students kick off their competitive seasons.

Reeder kickstarts second novel

Image: Cover for Showdown at the Burnt Creek Café

After a successful novel-writing experience last summer, Smithfield resident Marty Reeder is looking to repeat this year by writing a proposed young adult novel titled Showdown at the Burnt Creek Café, releasing it one chapter per week in e-reader formats starting this fall.

Event: Help build a new city park

This coming Tuesday, May 14, at 5 PM, a new Smithfield City park will be born! Volunteers, guests, and city officials will gather at Sunset Park, located at the corner of 600 S. 1000 E. to plant 25 trees. TreeUtah, donors, and the city have joined forces to fund the tree purchases and get our latest arrival off to a good start.

Event: Easter Egg Hunt at Mack Park on Saturday


It’s time again for the annual Greater Smithfield Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg hunt. Plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes are hidden throughout Mack Park (or the Rec Center if weather is bad). It’s fun for children of all ages. The hunt begins at 9 AM sharp (or 9:30 AM at the Rec Center). The egg hunt is very popular, everyone has a great time, but it’s over fast so come early and be patient.

Event: Encore’s “Life’s A Happy Song” starts Thursday

Sky View High School’s Encore performance choir proudly presents “Life’s a Happy Song”. Don’t miss this evening of fun-filled song and dance for the whole family with classic hits from your favorite decades from the 1920’s up to the present day. The show runs March 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 25th at 7 p.m. in the Sky View High School Auditorium. Tickets are available for $7 online at or at the door for $8.

Free Tree Pruning Demonstrations

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!

North Logan parents give school board an earful on new high school

NORTH LOGAN — As Mike Liechty stood in front of more than 100 parents Wednesday night in the North Park elementary school gym, faces turned from curious to furious. Liechty, deputy superintendent of the Cache County School District, delivered a 45-minute presentation outlining the district’s plan to build a new high school in Millville, a new elementary school in Lewiston and a new middle school in North Logan, as well as renovating and reorganizing many other schools.