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Montana Temple Plans Revealed As Smithfield Still Awaits Word From Church


As speculation about a new church temple in Smithfield continues to swirl, the city’s mayor this week said the municipality has yet to be contacted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Meanwhile, however, the church has revealed both a location and design for a new temple in Helena, Montana, one of 20 towns selected for new temples along with Smithfield as revealed in an announcement during the church’s General Conference in early April.


Smithfield Mayor Jeffrey Barnes said if the church has yet to settle on a temple location among the four vacant properties it owns in Smithfield, city officials think they could be helpful in the site-selection process. 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.