Week in Review: Cache Valley Daily’s top stories

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> There was a lot happening in Cache Valley last week. Here is a review of some of our top stories just in case you missed it. Follow the link to the full article for the complete story.

<strong><a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/world/article_11b9ecf1-6f78-5483-a22e-607e9f0988af.html” target=”_blank”>Few know stories of Jews in Red Army</a>:</strong> Roughly 1.5 million Jews fought for Allied Armies during World War II, including 500,000 in the Red Army. Many of those Soviet Jews now reside in Israel, which is home to the largest number of Holocaust survivors in the world. However, the Jewish state’s recognition of its war veterans is still in its infancy as a large majority of these veterans and survivors migrated just two decades ago.

<strong><a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/article_d6870388-b0fe-11e2-9cf6-0019bb30f31a.html” target=”_blank”>Smithfield man asks city to remove snow-storage “Doughnut”</a>:</strong> Smithfield resident Neil Sessions addressed the City Council with concerns regarding the removal of snow from his cul-de-sac located at 280 S. 780 E. City officials said the doughnut was designed for snow storage during the winter, but Sessions said piling snow there has become problematic and asked the council to remove the doughnut from the street.

<strong><a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_14157a30-b1dc-11e2-ba03-001a4bcf6878.html” target=”_blank”>Shaffer House Bakery open at new North Logan location</a>:</strong> After more than 30 years of operation at the corner of 1000 North Main Street in Logan, the family owned bakery moved into North Logan at 2129 North Main into the building once used by Smoothie King. While Shaffer’s was forced to move, due to the impending Al’s Sporting Goods complex, the new location offers a fresh and updated venue for the longtime valley favorite which is under its third generation of family ownership.

<strong><a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_191d996c-b430-11e2-8fed-001a4bcf6878.html” target=”_blank”>13-year-old arrested for aggravated arson in Logan</a>:</strong> A 13-year-old juvenile male was taken into custody Friday in connection with a suspected arson in an empty apartment at 20 South and 400 East in Logan. While the unit the fire started in was empty, the building was part of a duplex and the upstairs apartment was occupied. Fire crews were able to put out the flames before the fire spread upstairs, but roughly $5,000 worth of damage was still done. The juvenile was charged with 1st Degree Felony Aggravated Arson and B Misdemeanor Retail Theft.

<strong><a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/opinion/article_acbee836-b342-11e2-a256-001a4bcf6878.html” target=”_blank”>COLUMN: Smart kids leave Utah</a>:</strong> Contributing columnist Harry Caines touches on the fact that despite the ability to get a quality education in Utah and specifically Cache Valley, the ability to turn that education into a quality, high-paying job in Utah and Cache Valley is much tougher to do. For Cache Valley to reach its full potential, there needs to be a bigger focus on creating local jobs and less of a focus on building apartment complexes and handing out residential licenses.

These five stories are just some of the many things that generated a lot of interest during the past week. As always, if you know of anything newsworthy or of interest in our community, submit your news to webmaster@cvdaily.com. Make sure and include some contact info, because if we use your story idea, we’ll send you a certificate for a free lunch!

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