The Tooele Transcript Bulletin has published Tooele County news since 1894. Here is a flashback of local front-page news from 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago that occurred during the fourth week of January.
Jan. 28-31, 1997
The U.S. Army began destroying obsolete GB-filled, one-ton containers on Jan. 27 at the chemical weapons incinerator in Rush Valley.
The move to one-ton containers comes on the heels of the finish of the first full-scale agent trial burn/demonstration burn — which began in mid-December, according to an Army press release.
A series of holes would be punched into the one- ton container to drain 1,500 pounds of liquid agent. The liquid would be sprayed as a fine mist into the incinerator.
Later in the week, privatization of Stansbury Lake was one step closer to becoming a reality.
A straw poll vote taken by members of the Stansbury Service Agency showed the group was in favor of such a move. That vote came during a regularly scheduled board meeting held at Stansbury Park Clubhouse.
In the fall, about 50 residents packed a meeting to express opinions for and against privatization of the lake.
Jan. 25-27, 1972
Statistics released by the Utah Highway Department revealed a steadily increasing volume of traffic on the major route westward through Tooele County.
A daily traffic count made at a point just west of Grantsville on U.S. 40-50 showed an average volume per day of 2912 vehicles during December. The highest volume day was Friday, Dec. 31 with 3755 vehicles and the minimum traffic hour occurred on Thursday, Dec. 30 between 4 and 5 when a total of 446 vehicles were counted.
Later in the week, new construction at Stansbury Park was expected to offset recent layoffs at Kennecott Copper Corp. and International Smelting and Refining Co., according to Terracor official Jay Bingham.
In addition, the company estimated that a minimum of 100 homes valued at $2.5 million would be built in 1972 at the new town 10 miles north of Tooele.
Total 1972 construction by Terracor and homebuilders would thus exceed $6 million, Mr. Bingham said.
Jan. 28-31, 1947
By order of the County Health Officer, infected ringworm cases must be excluded from school and be quarantined in their own house if hairs are not properly clipped, Ringworm adequately treated and cap worn at all times during contact with the public.
The City Police were prepared to strictly enforce the quarantine laws to isolate infected individuals who are endangering the welfare of those who are struggling so conscientiously to eradicate this nuisance.
Sufficient leniency had been given. If people did not cooperate, immediate force would be used.
Later in the week, final preparations had been made by the Tooele Elks for the March of Dimes Ball on Jan. 31. The grand finale of the all-important polio drive showed every evidence of being earmarked for success.
Every effort had been made to make the dance fun for everyone. Tickets could be purchased either from merchants or members of the Elks Lodge.
Jan. 27, 2022
Last minute difficulties with the furnace at the Opera House had made it necessary to secure the Strand for the presentation of the all-star high school drama “It Pays to Advertise.”
This is the final word on the play and all advertising elsewhere in The Transcript that the play will be given in the Opera House is of no effect.
If you do not believe in publicity, come to the Strand Saturday (tomorrow) evening at 8:15 and Seth Droubay will convince you that it pays to advertise. He plays the role of Ambrose Peale, press agent for a musical comedy show company.
Sports Editor Mark Watson compiled this report.