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Love across centuries: The origins of Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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Love across centuries: The origins of Valentine’s Day

Megan Monk BRHS Intern Every Valentine’s Day the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet. While most people will not go the extent of sending letters to characters of fictional love stories, one billion Valentine cards will be sent, eight billion conversation... »

Fired Up For Training

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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Fired Up For Training

Fielding crew earns certification Ellen Cook Leader Editor It takes courage to run into a burning building – but it takes proper training to do it right. The volunteer members of Fielding’s 18-man (three are women) fire department got some of that training recently as instructors from the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy out... »

The Dating Shame

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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The Dating Shame

Date violence a growing concern Ellen Cook Leader Editor Box Elder County commissioners were unanimous in their vote last week to declare February as Date Violence Awareness Month – and with good reason. New Hope Crisis Center in Brigham City began recording statistics on dating violence in July of 2010.  By December they had... »

Counselor stresses education

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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Counselor stresses education

Jessica Tanner Leader Staff Writer (Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three part series on the addiction of pornography.) The non-profit organization, Fight the New Drug will be presenting the dangers pornography causes physically, behaviorally and socially at Bear River Middle School at 1 p.m., and at Bear River High School at... »

Veteran dispatcher named manager

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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Veteran dispatcher named manager

Ellen Cook Leader Editor There is no arguing that the role of dispatcher in law enforcement is a stressful one.  In fact, the average career “life” of such a dispatcher is not much over five years.  But Lesa Wilson is far from average. Wilson has been a dispatcher for nearly 30 years and can... »

Tremonton city raises garbage fees – again

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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Tremonton city raises garbage fees – again

Cari Doutre Leader Correspondent The Tremonton City Council voted to raise garbage collection fees 50 cents more a month after costs rose at the Box Elder County landfill. The council decided a 35 cent raise for solid waste and a 15 cent raise for administrative costs would help offset the rise in waste per... »

Bald Eagle Day is Saturday

Monday, February 7, 2011
By theleader

Bald Eagle Day is Saturday, Feb. 12. This free event is sponsored by the Division of Wildlife Resources and will give viewers not only a chance to see bald eagles, but to learn more about them. In Northern Utah the birds can be viewed at the Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area (Compton’s Knoll), about... »

Fighting the new drug

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
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Fighting the new drug

Raising  Awareness of the Effects of Pornography Ellen Cook Leader Editor (Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on the addiction of pornography.) Unlike drinking, smoking or drugs, pornography has been a taboo topic, especially when the conversation is directed at the youth. But a new non-profit group called Fight the... »

Packin’…Legally

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
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Packin’…Legally

Ellen Cook Leader Editor In a recent poll conducted by The Leader, the question was asked, “In light of the Arizona shootings, how safe do you feel?”  In response, 27 percent said they felt safe because they were ‘packing heat.’ Carrying a concealed weapon is becoming more and more common in today’s world.  But... »

Heritage earns accreditation

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
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Heritage earns accreditation

Ellen Cook Leader Editor Heritage Foundation School in Garland recently received provisional accreditation from the state of Utah. The endorsement makes credits earned at the Christian-based private institution as acceptable as those received through public education. School administrator Peter Jensen said the school went through the Northwest Accreditation Commission and were scrutinized by State... »

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