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 October.
Oct. 29 and 31, 1991
Gov. Norm Bangerter expressed support for Rep. Merrill Nelson (R-Grantsville), who at the time opposed a House redistricting proposal that would split up Tooele and Grantsville. The governor’s support gave hope that the county could stay together, Nelson said. A few days later, the House approved a new proposal that kept the county together.
The Tooele County Sheriff’s office and about 30 members from county search and rescue located two lost teenage boys, Chris Dickson and Bryce Vorwaller. The boys were out on the deer hunt when their truck became stuck in snow. They were cold but otherwise healthy when their fathers and the other rescuers found them.
Oct. 25 and 28, 1966
Tooele County religious leaders, education officials, civil government officials and military leaders attended a Civl Defense Leadership Conference at Tooele City Hall, where they received training in their respective duties to protect people in the event of an atomic attack and subsequent nuclear fallout.
After equipping a “full-fledged engineering department,” Tooele City put its assistant engineer and draftsman Dale Winchester to work on updating the city’s maps. The last time the city had a draftsman work on maps was in 1953 and there were still maps in the city’s files that dated as far back as 1868. Winchester said the job was a big one and expected the new complete map of the city would measure over 8 feet long.
Oct. 28 and 31, 1941
Tooele County Sheriff Alma White directed search and rescue operations for two men in their seventies who disappeared while hunting deer. One man, William Barrus of Grantsville, was found alive but exhausted in North Willow Canyon. The search for the other man was ongoing.
Several new residents and businesses moved into Tooele City in 1941. City Manager John D. Gallagher announced the city had issued $157,550 worth of building permits since Jan. 1, 1941. Of that number, $144,550 was for residences and $13,600 for businesses.
Oct. 27, 1916
Tooele Central School announced it had changed its grading system from figures to letters. “When report cards go out they will be self-explanatory,” the article read.
Meanwhile in Philadelphia, two female employees of the Bell Telephone Company were barred from working “until they had removed the paint and powder from their faces. This and the wearing of short skirts have greatly annoyed the company,” according to Bell officials.
Jessica Henrie compiled this report.