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.

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.

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!

Draft horses pull in large crowd

Image: Draft horses ready to compete at Richmond’s Black and White Days draft horse pull.

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.

Learn to Skate

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.

Eccles Ice Center Family Night

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.

Senior Ball coming this Saturday

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.

Tri-School Trot raises $26,000 for Smithfield elementary schools


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.

Produce and learning experience at beautiful Harvest Market

Image: Country life — The site of the Harvest Market offers a very down to earth, country feel.

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.

Old Man Winter vs the Easter Bunny


Richmond had the annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday. It snowed most of Friday night and it was blustery and cloudy on Saturday morning but these conditions did not discourage the Easter Bunny from his important duties. The Richmond Lions club was there to perform the actual hiding of the eggs under the tight supervision of the Easter Bunny. Starting about 7:30 a.m. the Lions began hiding the eggs in the area surrounding Park Elementary School and the Richmond City Park. The snow was just deep enough to almost hide the eggs when they sunk down in the snow.

Richmond’s Black and White Days: More movies, no melodrama

RICHMOND—Richmond city is adapting to changing times for its 95th annual Black and White Days. At a meeting Wednesday night of the activities committee, previous successes, failures and new ideas were discussed. The city hopes to bring back the same scale of participation that the celebration had in its early days.

Richmond library board reports circulation boomlet

RICHMOND—The city library board is thrilled over the major growth the library has experienced in the last three years. The number of items checked out yearly has increased by 6,357 since 2007, said librarian Juliene Parrish The library had 1,548 visitors and 4,336 items checked out in January alone.

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.)

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.