Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 27, 2018
In 1993, Grantsville wins 10th girls state tennis title

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 fifth week of September.

Sept. 28-30, 1993

The Grantsville High School girls tennis team won its 10th state championship title by winning all five championship matches against opponents from Rowland Hall at the BYU tennis courts.

Jodi Castagno, Kristi Linares and Kristi Castagno spearheaded the Grantsville singles sweep. Kristy Nelson and Kellie Matthews earned the first doubles title while Anna Perkinson and Mary Matthews teamed up at second doubles.

It was Grantsville’s 26th state tennis title overall.

In other front-page news, Tooele Valley Regional Medical Center entered into a cooperative agreement with three government entities that would provide the hospital with more than $1.25 million.

Officials said the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Army agreed to provide the money in exchange for the hospital’s cooperation in providing emergency medical care in the event of a chemical weapons incident or accident.

Sept. 24-27, 1968

Barry James won the Tooele Golf Course Club Championship with a 36-hole total of 146 during the previous weekend, according to Earl Schneiter, golf pro.

Jim Leonelli finished second with a score of 151. Tied for third place were Floyd Chase and Dean Stringham with equal scores of 153. Neil Scott finished fifth with a score of 155.

Schneiter reminded all lady golfers that the club championship for them would be played on on Sept. 26-27.

Later in the week, the front page featured a story on nerve agent destined for storage at Tooele Army Depot..

Rep. Sherman P. Lloyd, R-Utah, said that some, but not all of the chemical nerve agent being transferred out of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver would be relocated to Tooele Army Depot.

The Utah congressman made the announcement following a briefing in his office by Brig. Gen. William W. Stone Jr., of the Army Materiel Command headquarters in Washington.

Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 1943

Telegrams were received from Senators Elbert Thomas and Orrice Abram Murdock advising the Tooele County Board of Education that a grant of $22,000 had been extended to Tooele County by the Federal Government for the care of children of mothers working in the war industry.

According to Supt. Sterling R. Harris, plans were outlined to establish four childcare units in the county with one in Wendover, one at TOD Park and two in Tooele City.

The front page indicated enrollment in Tooele County Schools dropped by 237 students in one year. Numbers showed 2,410 students were enrolled the previous year compared to 2,173 as of the first day of the school year for 1943-44.

Sept. 27,1918

Fifty more recruits had been called from Tooele County, and would leave on Oct. 4 for Fort Logan, Colorado. 

One month earlier, a large crowd escorted several Tooele County recruits from Liberty Park in Salt Lake City to Warner Station and gave them a grand ovation before they left for Camp Kerny, California.

Staff Writer 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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