House Votes to Rename Smithfield Post Office in Honor of Hazen Hilly

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.)

Bowling for turkeys at Lee’s

Image: Dinner is set — A holiday spread on display at Lee’s Marketplace Holiday Food Show.

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.

Sky View Cottage Meeting

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.

Sky View orchestra and choir put on quite a show

Image: Tuning up — Concert Master Rebecca Young (in front) strikes the tone for the Sky View Orchestra to tune up.

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.

Agenda: Canvass election, honor citizen

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).

Helping students desire to be successful

Image: School Board Agenda — Agenda for the study session held by the Cache County School District Board of Education on Thursday, November 5, 2009.

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.

No more selling cookie dough

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.

Heartbreaker at home


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.

Group hopes to recreate 1859 Richmond Fort

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 council approves Stone Haven housing development

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.

Old-Fashioned Cat Fight

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.

Big news for small towns

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.