Richmond cemetery info will soon be available online

RICHMOND — Chris Purser hefts a bulky black binder onto her desk and begins shuffling through the yellowed pages pointing out the locations of various graves. “It’s a very primitive system,” says Purser, who is secretary of the city’s cemetery board.

Agenda: Mission statement and code of conduct for Cache School Board

Image: Agenda for the Cache County School Board meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2011

It looks like a fairly standard meeting for the Cache County School Board this Thursday. On the agenda for consideration: approval of mission statement, approval of code of conduct for board members, modification of Millville Elementary Improving Plan, SHARP survey data. Also they will hear reports on student mental health services, media, budgets, the 2012-2013 calendar.

Smithfield man arrested on 2nd degree felony child abuse

On November 25, 2011, Justin Collett, a 30 year old Smithfield resident was arrested by Smithfield City Police for 2nd degree felony child abuse and booked into Cache County Detention Facility. According to information provided by SCPD Detective Sergeant Nick Hidalgo, Mr. Collett’s 16 day old baby was taken to Primary Children’s Hospital on November 24, 2011 due to severe trauma to the infant’s skull and brain. Medical personnel at the Logan Regional Hospital and the Primary Children’s Hospital informed Sgt. Hidalgo that the nature of injuries sustained by the infant were believed to be non-accidental.

No one’s afraid of snow at the 2011 Turkey Trot

Image: Getting ready for the start of the Turkey Trot.

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.

Night of Giving raises over $15,000 to bring holiday cheer to families in need

Image: Smithfield City Councilwoman Kris Monson

The Night of Giving was a sellout crowd this year with 214 people attending. We had to add a silent auction this year because of all the generous donations. There were 25 items up for silent auction plus all the trees and gifts donated for the live auction. This year Jared Parker and his dad Lane Parker kept everyone on their toes as the bids were flying. The Parker’s donated their services as well.

Agenda: School board to honor six teachers of the year

Image: Agenda for the Cache County School Board meeting held at 5:30 PM on November 17, 2011.

UPDATE: The school board did not have a quorum. The administrators and board members present honored the teachers of the year and then dismissed the meeting. The Cache County School Board meets tonight to consider the Code of Conduct for School Board Members, the board mission statement, SHARP survey data, student mental health services presentation, Millville Elementary improvement plan, budget status report. They will also honor six teachers with “School Teachers of the Year” awards.

“Happily Ever After” a great show leaving viewers happy they attended

Image: Toxic: Brittney Spears

They say there are two things in life that you can count on, death and taxes. Well it turns out there is another thing you can count on, and that is if you attend a dramatic production at Sky View High School . . . you will never leave disappointed! This year’s variety show put on by the Sky High Players was an entertaining mix that lived up to what we have come to expect from a Sky View show.

Agenda: Zoning request; ordinance updates

Image: Agenda for the Smithfield City Council meeting for Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

Two public hearings are planned for Wednesday’s city council meeting. The first is a request by Kristi Witherspoon to change property from agricultural to single family. The second is a hearing over various changes to the zoning ordinance. Also on the agenda for discussion: the cost participation agreement for the Cache Emergency Watershed Project and the storm drainage and flood control agreement for the canals.

Election day

Image: Official ballot for Smithfield City, Utah for November 8, 2011

Election day is tomorrow. Polls open at 7 a.m. with two voting locations — the fire station for residents west of the highway and the Civic Center (the old armory) for residents east of the highway. Five of the six Smithfield City Council candidates filled out questionnaires which we published here. Click the links below to review their questionnaires. Polls close at 8 p.m. so get out early and vote.

Agenda: Core Curriculum Report


The Cache County School Board meets Thursday evening to discuss: Utah consolidated plan, PIO Media Specialist, education online report, and the core curriculum report. This meeting is a study session so no action will be taken.

Candidate: Brooks Hansen

Image: Brooks Hansen family

We sent a questionnaire to the six Smithfield City Council candidates. With election day approaching fast (Tuesday, November 8) we will publish their responses in the order we receive them. Our first candidate is Brooks Hansen.

Smithfield commits to community covenant to support military families

SMITHFIELD — First Lt. Earl Simmons presented the City Council on Wednesday with a proposal to participate in a Community Covenant program. The program is set up to help the community show support for military families. The program focuses mostly on families that have a member deployed on active duty, but they are also open to past and inactive military members.

Disappointing loss at Skyline brings an end to the Bobcats season

Image: Daniel Lemon (#82) is the victim of a Pass Interference call in the end zone.  This set up one of the Bobcat scores.

At the beginning of the season the Sky View Bobcat football team was picked to finish last in the region. Against all odds and as the underdogs in most every game this season the Bobcats battled to a second place tie in the region. Friday night this Band of Brothers came together and battled for four quarters, and when the final buzzer blared they were on the losing end of the score, but never gave up, they fought to the end.

Events: Senator Orrin Hatch town hall meetings

On Wednesday, October 26th, United States Senator Orrin Hatch will host two separate town hall events with the Utah State University College Republicans and the Cache County Republican Party. These town hall style events are free and open to the public. Senator Hatch will make a few remarks and then take the rest of the time to answer questions from the audience.

Bobcats harass the Huskies, finish the regular season with near perfect game in

Image: Nate Payne (#86) had 4 touchdowns and 108 yards receiving.

Sky View traveled to Hillcrest High School in Midvale for a mid-week game and got things done on the ground and in the air, Putting up a shutout against the Huskies the Bobcats scored twice on the ground and five times through the air in a 49-0 route. Sky View closed out the season on a positive note heading into next weeks playoff game against Skyline.

Sky View High School Marching Band


In 2011, the Sky View Marching Band is performing music by Blue Man Group, Dave Brubeck and Frank Tichelli. The 2011 show features an authentic novelty instrument called a Tubulum which was handmade from more than 200 feet of PVC pipe.

Bangerter’s late interception drains the Lakers and preserves the Bobcat win

Image: Cole Bangerter (#25) had a big night defensively with this tackle.  Bangerter also had the game saving interception.

Last minute tragedy was averted Friday night as a late Nick Carver fumble was reversed when Cole Bangerter intercepted a Bonneville pass on the next play to seal the Lakers’ fate and solidify the Bobcat win. The victory puts Sky View in a tie at the region level with Mountain Crest after the Mustangs fell to the Royals on Friday night. An overtime victory by Olympus will have Sky View matched up against Skyline in the first round of the playoffs.

Agenda: Combined meeting to discuss canal project

The councils of Logan, North Logan, Hyde Park, Cache County, and Smithfield will meet tomorrow evening to discuss the Logan and Northern Canal Reconstruction Project. This is an important meeting of all vested parties in rebuilding the canal.

Bobcats win the victors crown over the Royals from Roy

Image: Corey Jensen (#6) picks up some big yards after a catch.

The Sky View Bobcats invited the Roy Royals to town on Friday night and the Bobcats came up victorious; scoring over and over on the turnovers forced by the defense. When the night was over Sky View was crowned the victors beating Roy with a score of 6-to-30. With the victory Sky View moves to 3-5-0 on the season (2-2-0 Region).

Event: Sky View Idol contest to raise money for show choir

Image: Sky View Idol contestants

Sky View Encore is hosting Sky View Idol on Wednesday, October 12 at 7 pm in the Sky View Auditorium. Tickets are $5 each and all proceeds from the event will help support Encore, Sky View High School’s fantastic show choir. The finest singers at Sky View vied for a spot in the show. Sixteen finalists were selected.

Upcoming performances for the Sky View Marching Band

Image: Parent Night performance

The Sky View Marching band will be playing during tonight’s football game (at halftime). The band has a busy schedule for october including a band invitational at USU on October 15 and a trip to St. George for the regional band competition at Dixie College.

Logan Grizzlies maul the Bobcats

Image: Team Captains: Tyler Stevens # 11, Tre Hansen # 52, Nick Carver # 8, Corey Jensen # 6

The Sky View Bobcats made a short trip to Logan on Friday night, for a trip that in hindsight they may wish they had not made. The offense struggled to get things going on the ground and in the air, while the defense did not have many answers for the Grizzly offense behind DJ Nelson’s arm and ground game. After a 7-67 loss the Bobcats will need to go back to the drawing board and get ready for next week’s game against Roy.