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The Art of Taxidermy

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
By theleader
The Art of Taxidermy

Jessica Tanner Leader Staff Writer Jeff Johnson, a Tremonton resident, won Sweepstakes this year at the Box Elder County Fair and then won Best in Show at the State Fair in Salt Lake City for a taxidermy deer display he created. Johnson said, “It was pretty exciting to win this reward because I did... »

Controversial councilman resigns

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
By theleader
Controversial councilman resigns

Ellen Cook Leader Editor Honeyville City is in the market for a new city councilman – again.  Russell Skeem, who has been serving on that governmental body since March, made the surprise announcement of his resignation at the beginning of city council meeting on Oct. 13.   Skeem said he appreciated the opportunity to serve... »

Park it in Elwood

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
By theleader
Park it in Elwood

Jessica Tanner Leader Staff Writer There are two great parks located in Elwood that provide areas for families to get out and enjoy nature. Petersen Park and Hansen Park are both located along the Bear River. They have been remodeled to restore beauty through many adult and youth projects over the years. Each park... »

Board reviews travel policy

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
By theleader
Board reviews travel policy

Sandra Neff Leader Staff Writer Student Travel Policy 5320 was amended by the school board and high school administrators giving the okay to schedule six trips for the year even though final passage of the policy will wait for another formal reading.  This was after debate and discussion of how far, how many and... »

“Life is a Gift”

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
By theleader
“Life is a Gift”

Ellen Cook Leader Editor Mary Kellogg will never forget her 47th wedding anniversary – Dec. 16, 2002.  That is the day her world changed forever, the day her doctor told her, “You have breast cancer and it has metastasized.” Mary said, “All the air was knocked out of my stomach.”  Her younger sister had... »

Think Pink

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
By theleader
Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ellen Cook Leader Editor The American Cancer Society estimates that 207,090 women and 1,970 men in the United States will develop breast cancer this year.  Of that number, 40,230 deaths will occur.  That is just a little under the population of Box Elder County, a staggering and solemn... »

New pad offers more comfort

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
By theleader
New pad offers more comfort

Jessica Tanner Leader Staff Writer Last November Bear River Valley Hospital got a pink MammoPad breast cushion, a soft foam pad that creates a cushion between the patient and the mammography machine to make mammograms comfortable and not so cold. The hospital has been using this consistently since January and has had positive feedback.... »

Life in the fleece lane

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
By theleader
Life in the fleece lane

Ellen Cook Leader Editor What’s gentle as a lamb, curious as a cat and can spit like a redneck in a watermelon-eating contest if startled? Just ask Doug Cole of Elwood – after all, he has ten of them in his backyard. “Them” are alpacas, a native of the Andes Mountains of South America,... »

Domestic violence on the increase

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
By theleader
Domestic violence on the increase

Ellen Cook Leader Editor The number of domestic violence victims served by the New Hope Crisis Center in Box Elder County has increased 974 percent from 2005 to 2009.          That was the sobering statistic Annette Macfarlane of the center brought to the commission table Tuesday.  She also told commissioners that the center... »

Bear River Board of Health bans spice

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
By theleader
Bear River Board of Health bans spice

Charles Geraci Logan Herald Journal The Bear River Board of Health voted last week to criminalize spice across the entire health district, which covers all portions of Cache, Box Elder and Rich counties. With a unanimous decision, the body approved a ban on the production, manufacturing, distribution and possession of the substance. While counties... »

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