Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 19, 2021
Bulletin Board – August 19, 2021


Athletic Wall of Fame Applications

Tooele High School is accepting applications for the Annual Athletic Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to be held Friday, Sept. 3. Applicants must have graduated from THS at least 10 years ago. Email Athletic Director Catham Beer at for an application or pick one up at Tooele High School, 301 W. Vine St., Tooele. Application is due by 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27.

Senior Center

The senior center is for the enjoyment of all seniors 60 and older. Center hours are Monday — Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. New and exciting activities include bridge, pinochle, bingo, crafts, pickleball, Mexican train, tangled art, yoga, exercise program, line dancing, wood carving, Wii games, watercolor class movies and health classes. Meals-On-Wheels available for homebound. Lunch served weekdays. For 60 and above, suggested contribution is $3. For those under 60, cost is $5. Transportation available to the store or doctor visits for residents in Tooele and Grantsville areas. For transportation information call 435-843-4114. For more information about the Tooele center, call 435-843-4110.

Tooele Pioneer Museum

47 E. Vine Street, free admission. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open most Tuesdays year-round 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open other times by appointment. Call 435-882-3168, 435-830-9784, 435-840-5139. World class Indian arrowhead collection. 

Mobile Vet Center

To better serve veterans located in Tooele County, the Mobile Vet Center (MVC) will visit Tooele every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the eastern side of the Walmart parking lot, 99 W. 1280 North, Tooele. The MVC provides free, confidential counseling for theater veterans of all conflicts. For further information contact Dave Brown at 801-255-1499, call our 24/7 national call center 1-877-WARVETS or visit

Donate to Library

Please remember the “Friends of the Tooele City Library” while doing home cleaning and donate your used books to the bookstore in the library. Money from book sales is used to support programs within the library. The library is located at 128 W. Vine St. For more information, call 435-882-2182 or go online to Thank you for your support.

Books for the Whole Family

Donated children’s books and paperbacks are for sale for 25¢, hardcovers are $1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Tooele City Library. All proceeds go back to the library for projects and programs.

Community Book Sharing Box

The Community Book Sharing Box is located at 987 S. 1050 West (new location). The Cook family are the stewards of the “Little Free Library.” Anyone can take a book or bring a book to donate and share with others. To learn more and to find other locations near you go to; under the “Map” tab enter your zip code. 


Share your Ancestry

The Family History Center in Grantsville has been gathering histories, pictures and obituaries of residents of Grantsville. All information will be shared upon request, but we are asking for your help in furthering this work. Thanks for all who have assisted. Please contact Don and Patti Johnson, by email:, by mail: P.O. Box 744 Grantsville, UT 84029, or by phone: 435-884-5018, 435-224-5010. 

Senior Center

The senior center is for the enjoyment of all seniors 60 and older. Center hours are Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. New and exciting activities include pinochle, bingo, crafts, bunko, therapeutic coloring, flint knapping, yoga, fly tying and exercise program, wood carving and health classes. Meals-On-Wheels available for homebound. Lunch served weekdays. For 60 and above, suggested contribution is $3. For those under 60, cost is $5. Transportation available to the store or doctor visits for residents in Tooele and Grantsville areas. For transportation information call 435-843-4114. For more information about the Grantsville center, call 435-884-3446.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers

The DUP is seeking any family histories, photographs, books, stories or vintage artifacts (before 1900) to display at the DUP Grantsville Museum, located at 378 W. Clark St. (in the basement of the J. Reuben Clark Farmhouse across from the Grantsville Cemetery). For more information, call Ellen Yates at 435-884-0253 or Coralie Lougey at 435-884-3832. Visit or

Tooele Valley Company DUP

Ladies: Did you know that there are three Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) companies her in Utah Tooele Valley? Did you know that you do not need to have pioneer ancestors to join the daughters of Utah Pioneers? You can join as an associate! If you do have pioneer ancestors and have not yet joined us in one of our camps, now is a great time to do so! The Tooele Valley Company has a camp in the Pine Canyon area (Helen Gillespie Shields), the Erda area (Rose Springs Camp) and the Stansbury, Lake Point areas (Benson Grist Mill Camp). We would love to have you come and learn about the Tooele valley’s history, as well as more about our beautiful Utah. For more information, contact Julie Hunt, President of the Tooele valley company DUP at 435-849-4270

Grantsville City Library

We are no longer charging overdue fines for items returned after their due date. Our hours are Tuesday — Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are offering limited contact hold pick-up, please call 435-884-1670 for more information.

Grantsville Irrigation Company

Grantsville Irrigation has increased the allotment from 50,000 gallons per residential share to 100,000 gallons per residential share. Agricultural users have been issued an additional turn making a total of two regular turns for the season. We would like to thank users for their continued efforts to conserve water. Please contact the office at 435-884-3451 or with any questions or concerns. 


Tooele Junior High Community Council

Nomination are now being accepted for the Tooele Junior High School Community Council. Any parent or guardian of a current Tooele Junior High School student is eligible to run. If you are interested in being nominated, please contact the office no later than Sept. 3, 2021, so that ballots can be prepared. Nomination forms are also online on the Tooele Junior High School website under Community Council. Candidate names will be posted after Sept. 3 on the school’s website and at the office. The election will be held at Tooele Junior High School during business hours, 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 7-9. If you have questions about the Council or the election, please contact Principal Bill Gochis at 435-833-1921.

St. Marguerite Catholic School

Students of all faiths are welcome from preschool through 8th grade at Tooele County’s only faith-based school. Featuring all-day kindergarten, all-day preschool, junior high grades 6-8, small class sizes, and an enhanced STEM curriculum. Give us a call at 435-882-0081 or visit


Tooele Technical College

Programs with space available include the POST (Peace Officer Standards Training) program (Satellite Police Academy), Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program and Software Development. These programs and others are offered at Tooele Tech. Enroll today and begin training for a promising career. Visit or call student services at 435-248-1800 for more information.

Adult Education

Get your high school diploma this year at the Tooele Community Learning Center. All classes required for a high school diploma, adult basic education, GED preparation and English as a second language are available. Register now to graduate — just $50 per semester. Located at 211 Tooele Blvd. Call 435-833-8750. Adult education classes are for students 18 and over.


ESOL conversational classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tooele Community Learning Center. ESOL students may also come anytime the center is open for individualized study. Registration is $50 per semester. Located at 211 Tooele Blvd. Call 435-833-8750 for more information.

Early Head Start

DDI VANTAGE Early Head Start offers NO COST weekly home visits for families who are eligible under the age of 3. Home visits include parent and child education, assessments, and family support services including nutrition education. We also offer comprehensive health services for expecting mothers including prenatal parent education and support services. Apply online- or call 435-882-3439.

Free Developmental Evaluation

DDI VANTAGE Early Intervention offers no cost developmental evaluations for children ages birth to three years old. We provide a full range of services for children with developmental delays or disabilities. Our goal is to minimize the effects of the delay and reduce the need for long-term services throughout their school years. For more information call 435-833-0725 or visit us at 


Tooele Children’s Justice Center

Tooele Children’s Justice Center is in need of DVD-Rs, soda, bottled water and snacks. We appreciate all donations. For inquiries or drop-off, call 435-843-3440, 36 S. 100 East, Tooele.

First Baptist Food Pantry

Community food pantry located at 580 S. Main St., Tooele. We are open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Everyone is welcome, no requirements. Come as often as you need, we have plenty of food. First Baptist Church, 435-882-2048.

Baby Blankets Needed

Baby blankets are needed for the nursery at Mountain West Medical Center. Blankets should be new and in good condition. Homemade blankets are also accepted if new. Donations can be turned in at the volunteer desk at Mountain West Medical Center, 2055 N. Main St., Tooele. Call Diane at 435-843-3691 with any questions.

Just Serve

If you are interested in serving in your community or know of a service project that would benefit your community, go to and post your project or sign up to become a volunteer for the project of your choice today! This is a free website that connects community needs with volunteers who can help meet those needs.


Meals at Lodge

Friday and Saturday night dinners will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday night dinners change weekly, or you can order from the menu items Saturday night. All meals are for a reasonable price.

Daily lunch specials are available at the lodge from 11 a.m.

Take-out orders can be called in during our operating hours and picked up at the lodge at a time agreed upon. 

For members and their guests only.


Meetings for the Loyal Order of the Moose occur on the first and third Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. Chapter 1521 meetings are on the first and third Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m.


Our Veteran’s Day dinners are back. This month it will be on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Please come help recognize/honor one of our veterans. For members and their guests only. 

Steve Bevan’s Patriot Golf Tournament: Sept. 12, 2021, at 8 a.m., Oquirrh Hills Golf Course. Sign up at the Moose Lodge or by phoning the Lodge at 435-882-2931. Proceeds go to the Vernon Veteran’s Memorial Park.



Auxiliary meetings are on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

Aerie meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Social Room 

Our social room is now open from 2 until 11 p.m. Full service offered, including bar, games, music, food, fund raisers, etc. We do encourage respectful social distancing.

We have resumed our Sunday breakfasts. 

Social room contact: 435-882-0286. 

Upcoming Events

Friday night dinners are coming soon. Watch for our ads.

We will be hosting the annual F.O.E. Four Corners Conference, along with our very own Four Corners Regional President Kevin Denner, Sept. 24, 25 and 26, 2021. With the dedication and strength of our members, this conference promises to be a powerful success.

We would like to thank our members and customers for their patience and trust during our struggle to stay open and keep you safe during this pandemic. Want to be a member? Contact a member!



We are open and now serving food Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. to close. Our new contact phone number is 435-249-0192. We look forward to seeing you. 

Disabled Veterans 

Chapter 20 – Disabled American Veterans

The “Jordan M. Byrd” Tooele County Chapter 20 for the Disabled American Veterans holds monthly general membership meetings at the Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine St. (rear basement door entrance) in Tooele, every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. We welcome all veterans to come join us in the camaraderie with other veterans at our monthly meetings. Chapter 20 has trained Chapter Service Officer’s (CSO’s) to answer questions concerning your VA benefits. Nations Service Officers (NSO’s) are available by appointment to help veterans and their families submit claims for compensation, obtain health and educational well-earned benefits. All DAV services are free of charge. For information, please join our monthly meetings. Call commander Dustee Thomas 435-830-8487, or Adjutant Curtis G. Beckstrom at 435-840-0547. Please leave messages if no contact.

COVID-19 Help for DAV

The Disabled American Veterans National Office has established a relief fund to provide financial aid to service-connected disabled veterans who have lost employment or income due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. The issued grants are meant to help disabled service-connected veterans pay bills, obtain food, and provide for their families during these difficult times. 

The application for this relief can be found at Veterans will need to fully complete the application and provide documentation verifying their status as a service-connected disabled veteran who has lost employment because of the pandemic. Disabled veterans who are small business owners or who work independently and have been negatively impacted financially because of the virus may also be eligible for this assistance.

Historical Society

Monthly Meetings

The Tooele County Historical Society meetings have been cancelled until further notice because of the COVID-19 epidemic. Please stay safe and watch for any updated information about our meeting schedule in the Transcript Bulletin. 

Historical books

Tooele County Historical Society’s books are available to purchase at meetings. The History of Tooele County Volume II is $30, The Mining, Smelting, and Railroading in Tooele is $20, and we also have eight note cards depicting four different pioneer buildings for $4. These make great gifts for family and friends. Please call Alice Dale at 435-882-1612 if you would like to purchase these books. 

Seeking Historical Items

The Tooele County Historical Society would like members of the community who have any family or personal histories, photographs, books, brochures, DVDs, VHS tapes or newspaper articles that you would like to donate to our organization to please call us. We are also looking for books, newspaper articles, photos, brochures or any history that pertains to the Tooele County area. If you would like to donate them to our organization, or if you would let us make a copy for the Tooele County Historical Society, please call 435-882-1612.

Groups and Events

Dementia Workshop

Tooele County Health Department Aging Services is offering a free workshop for family dementia caregivers. The training will take place Friday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Those who attend the workshop will receive a copy of the new “Dealing with Dementia Guide.” Individuals must pre-register no later than Sept. 8 by contacting Evelyn Van Zanten at 435-277-2457 or Lunch will be provided.

Tooele High School Class of 1961 Reunion

The Class of ‘61 will be holding their 60th Class Reunion on Aug. 28 at the Tooele High School starting at 2 p.m. Dinner will be around 3:30 p.m. For those who would like to attend, we will have breakfast at Virg’s on Main Street at 9 a.m. The dinner is free; breakfast is on you. If you have not been contacted and are interested in attending, please call Norma Worwood at 435-830-5555 or Richard Kroff at 435-830-6966.

Tooele County Daughters of The Utah Pioneers

The Daughters welcome all who would like to join us in our goal of “Preserving our Heritage Together.” For information on joining, see our website at

Our museum located at 39 E. Vine Street, Tooele, is open Memorial Day to Labor Day Friday and Saturday 10-4, also by appointment. To make an appointment, call Judy at 435-496-0803 or Dorothy at 435-830-9493

In commemoration of the Deseret Peak Temple, the DUPs are selling handkerchiefs. To order your handkerchief, visit our website at

Daytime Care for Adults

A respite program is available for caregivers in Tooele County for adult loved ones who need supervised care during the day. Call Lighthouse Adult Care Services at 435-249-5632 for more information.

Tooele County Arts Guild 

All artists from Tooele County age 13 and above are welcome to join the Tooele County Arts Guild for an evening, or for the year as a member. Benefits of membership include the opportunity to display your artwork for show and sale in various venues around Tooele County, as well as regular updates on events in our community. The best benefit is meeting other artist friends you wouldn’t meet otherwise! Call 435-228-8217 for more information.

Stansbury Days Triathlon

Stansbury Days Triathlon is happening Aug. 21, 2021. Mark your calendars. To register, go to: 

Teens and adults, first timer, or experienced. 500m swim (that’s 10 laps) / 11.75-mile bike on a pretty flat course/ 5km run (that’s 3.1 miles). You can even sign up with a team. This event is a blast. Train with a friend, compete with your neighbors, and get cheered on by your community. Prizes, T-shirts, raffle, and food. As always, we need volunteers, so if you want to get involved without the sweat, sign up to help on race day.

Ladies Community Club of Tooele

To view upcoming events, learn more about our organization, or to become a member, please find us on Facebook or you can email us at

TOPS Weight Loss Support Group

The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Weight Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday in the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 276 E. 500 North, Tooele. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meeting at 6 p.m. Men, women and children are invited to attend. Come and let us help you live a healthier lifestyle. For more information visit or contact Mary Lou Beck at 435-228-8202.

Museum Volunteers Needed

Tooele Valley Museum & Historical Park is seeking volunteers. Do you enjoy history or science? Volunteers at the museum can gain new skills or practice old ones. We are looking for people to help with organization, exhibit development, gardening and educational program development. Volunteer positions are seasonal and year round. Scheduling is flexible. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. To apply or request more information, send email to:

Tooele Gem and Mineral Society 

The Tooele Gem and Mineral Society meets the first Thursday of the month. Meetings are held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine St., Tooele. Come and learn about rocks, minerals, and ways to craft them, and enjoy field trips for rock collecting. Membership is $15 per year. For more information email 

Tooele Valley Free Masons

Tooele Valley Free Masons meet the second Friday of each month for dinner and socializing. If you are interested or have questions, please join us at the Lodge, located at the corner of Settlement Canyon Road and state Route 36, or call at 435-277-0087.

Tooele Valley Family History Center

Research your ancestors free with trained Family Search volunteers at the Tooele Valley Family History Center, 751 N. 520 East, Tooele. Phone 435-882-1396. Hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings by appointment only. Special classes offered regularly. Call the center for more information.

Tooele Al-Anon Choices 4U

This group meets Sundays at 5 p.m. at the Mountain Faith Lutheran Church, 560 S. Main St., Tooele. For more information, contact Gesele at 435-224-4015 or Jo-Ann at 435-849-4180.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 60 S. Main St., daily at 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. Park in back.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are also held every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., at St. Barnabus Church, 1784 Aaron Dr., Tooele.

Young People in Recovery

Young People in Recovery (YPR) hold all recovery meetings on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Grantsville City Library, and also on the first and third Friday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Remington Park Apartments Clubhouse, 495 W. Utah Ave., Tooele. Questions contact Adam at 480-695-6611, Audrey at 435-255-9518, or Heidi at 435-255-9905.

Family support group

Get your loved one sober. The USARA Craft family support group is held Mondays at 6 p.m. in the large reading room at the Tooele City Library. Group books and materials provided. Craft is a free program for family members who have a loved one with a substance use disorder. For more information, call Heidi Warr at 435-255-9905.

Dementia Caregiver Support

Please join us the third Monday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Center. The Tooele County Health Department’s Aging Services program is the sponsor for this free Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group. The groups are designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers. Questions? Call 435-277-2420.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free, 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food addiction. Meetings are held every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Museum, 47 E. Vine St., Tooele. Enter at the north back entrance. For more information, call Millicent at 435-882-7094 or Denise 435-840-2375 or visit Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tooele County Aging

Tooele County Aging is looking for volunteers to help us meet the needs of seniors in the community. Many seniors require assistance and need rides to doctors or other professionals. Rides help seniors live more independent lives. Call 435-843-4114 for more information. The Grantsville and Tooele Senior Centers also are in need of volunteers. For more information about volunteering at the Grantsville Center call 435-884-3446. For volunteering at the Tooele Center call 435-843-4110.

Life’s Worth Living Foundation

Suicide support group meetings are held every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mountain West Medical Center, 2055 N. Main St., Tooele, in the classroom by the cafeteria. If you struggle with suicidal thoughts or have lost a loved one to suicide, please plan on attending. Please go on Facebook and like our page to keep current with our latest news and events. Contact us on that page, visit, or call 435-248-LIVE.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease can be overwhelming for the newly diagnosed. Tooele has a support group for persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. You can learn how others are coping with PD and how to live well. We meet the third Thursday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Center Conference Room, 59 E. Vine St., Tooele. For information, call Hal at 435-840-3683.

Tooele Naranon “Circle of Hope to Recovery”

Tooele Naranon meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at 134 W. 1180 North, Ste. 4, Tooele (Bonneville Mental Health). Open to all those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a 12-step program, we offer help by sharing our experience, strength and hope. For more information, please contact Terri at 435-313-4851.

Military Items Wanted

When you no longer want your military items, do not take them to Deseret Industries or a thrift store. Bring them — hats, helmets, dress uniforms, boots, shoes, pants, jackets, backpacks, belts, canteens, pouches, old photos, etc. — to 775 S. Coleman Street. They will be displayed with honor and respect. Call Matthew or Tina at 435-882-8688.

Children’s Choir Auditions

Rising Voices Children’s Choir is an auditioned children’s choir for children 7-14 years of age. The talented Katelynd Blake, owner and director of Blake Music Studios, directs the choir. Blake has a degree in vocal performance and has taught at the collegiate level. If your child loves to sing and you are looking for an exceptional musical experience for them, this is it. For more information and to register for an audition, please visit or call 435-277-0755.

Tooele Valley Youth Symphony

Tooele Valley Youth Symphony accepts young band and orchestra musicians ages 11-18 from across the valley. Auditions to be announced for fall 2021. We will also offer classes for a brand new TVYS Junior. Please check our website for details in the coming weeks.

Authors Welcome

The Writer’s Bloc, Tooele chapter of the League of Utah Writers, invites you to join us at our bi-monthly virtual meetings, where we discuss the craft and offer support for fledgling authors. For more information, please contact the chapter president at or find us on Facebook at Writers Bloc.

Rocky Mountain Hospice

Want to have more meaning in your life. Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community? Then become a Rocky Mountain Hospice volunteer. No experience required. All training, background check and TB tests provided by Rocky Mountain. The only requirement is your desire to help someone in need. Please contact Crystal Erickson at Willow Springs Rocky Mountain Care at 435-843-2094 or Sandy Parmegiani at Rocky Mountain Hospice at 801-397-4902.

The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter is a free social support and educational program, helping widows and widowers adjust to the loss of their loved one through monthly activities. You are invited to join others who are on the same page as you, to begin a new chapter in your life story. For details or to ask questions, please call Sarah with Tooele County Aging Services at 435-277-2420.

Sons of Utah Pioneers

Anyone interested in the history of Tooele City, Tooele County or Utah pioneers, we need you. We have a potluck dinner meeting on the first Thursday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. The Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information about the Sons of Utah Pioneers, contact Howard Yerke, Membership Chairman, 435-841-9718 or

TC Squares Dance Club

The TC Squares Dance Club has begun dancing again on Mondays at the Clarke Johnson Jr. High Cafetorium, 2152 N. 400 West, Tooele, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Please bring finger food to share. For more information, contact Woody at 435-850-2441, Roberta at 801-349-5992 or visit the club’s website at

Tooele County Homemakers

We would like to invite all ladies to our Homemakers club. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month with a luncheon and raffle, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., September through May. Located at 151 N. Main, in the auditorium of the Health Department and USU Extension offices. Come out and enjoy some fun. $5 due per year. For more information, call Eileen 435-882-5009 or 435-849-0854, Dianne 435-224-4814, or Thiel 435-238-8245. Thank you and we hope to see you all this September. 

Tooele County Quilters

All meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month in the Tooele County Health Dept. auditorium. Dues are $20 per year to be paid at the first meeting. 


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