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Smithfield Temple Announcement Sparks Excitement, Speculation In Cache Valley


It didn’t take long after the surprise announcement of a Latter-day Saint temple in Smithfield for locals to start expressing their excitement — along with a strong helping of speculation.

The announcement came at the end of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’s semiannual General Conference on Sunday. Church President Russel M. Nelson announced 20 new temples. At the end of the list was “Smithfield, Utah,” astounding many locals, as Smithfield is only about 7 miles north of the Logan Temple.


Smithfield resident and Latter-day Saint Tia Howell was watching conference Sunday and was stunned by the announcement. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.