Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 8, 2022
In 1972, Air Force approves Wendover Air Force Base for civilian aviation

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 second week of June.

June 10-12, 1997

A wealth of memories were shared, and even a few tears shed Saturday as a statue of Mormon Pioneer Hilda Anderson Erickson was dedicated at Grantsville City Hall.

The statue would not only immortalize Hilda — an early Tooele County doctor, dentist, missionary and business woman — but also served as a lasting tribute to the 80,000 pioneers who came to Utah between 1847 and 1869.

Funding for the statue, a brainchild of Tooele’s Don Rosenberg, was raised by the Settlement Canyon Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers. The cost was about $70,000, including a $20,000 donation from Tooele County.

Later in the week, when the Utah Transportation Commission (UTC) came to Tooele, they met with some very prominent elected officials and members of the community

And all those “locals” had one thing on their minds.

“Widen state Route 36 between Lake Point and Tooele,” city residents pleaded with UTC members.

City and county officials, and about 40 community residents attended the meeting.

Tooele High School Student Body President Justin Smart, whose classmate Mandy Shields lost her life in an accident on SR-36, came well prepared with facts and figures to present to the UTC.

May 30- June 2, 1972

Utah Congressman Sherman P. Lloyd and Senator Frank E. Moss announced that the Air Force had approved use of the Wendover Air Force Base for civilian aviation and may even give up the base altogether.

“This decision to allow the use of Wendover by civilian aviation culminates many years of effort by the state and congressional officials,” Lloyd said. “The field will be used not only by general civilian aviation, but can be used as an auxiliary to the Salt Lake International Airport during times of inclement weather.”

Later in the week, student dress standards for the coming school year were announced by the Tooele County Board of Education.

The guidelines specify that students were “expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and neatness. Experience has demonstrated that the atmosphere for a good learning situation is improved when proper dress and proper grooming are adhered to by the student body.”

June 10-13, 1947

While a number of entries had already been made for the big parade to be held Friday and Saturday June 27-28 in connection with the Tooele Centennial Celebration, yet there were more entries needed in order to make the parade an outstanding one. Chairman Howard Whitehouse had a book on easy to make floats and any organization needing help could secure the same by contacting Mr. Whitehouse.

Also, a general call was made for all singers interested in joining the choir which would furnish the musical score for the pageant.

Later in the week, with 8700 fish planted in Tooele County, fishermen could expect good catches from local streams at the opening of fishing season on Saturday, June 14.

Additional planting would be made just as soon as the flood season passed in some of the county creeks, according to Ray Garrard, Game Warden.

The Utah fishing season would run from June 14 to October 17.

June 9, 1922

The county commissioners at their regular meeting this week decided to ask for the privilege of participating in federal road aid to the extent of approximately $20,000 county funds. The government matches this fund on a 74 to 26 basis, or for approximately $1 dollar furnished by the county the government will furnish $3.

Also, election register agents were appointed by the board for the coming two years. Also, the county road agent was instructed to make all needed repairs on bridges in Rush Valley.

Sports Editor Mark Watson compiled this report.

 

Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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